Stripping away

Condition for recovering our true being

March 30th 2011
Human beings have descended from the heavenly regions through a process known as involution. During this descent into matter, as they drew further and further away from the primordial fire they took on bodies of increasing density, right down to the physical body, just like in winter, when we are faced with the cold and have to wear increasingly thick clothing, from a vest and shirt through to an overcoat! Now, on the way up again, human beings must undress, symbolically speaking, that is, strip away anything that weighs them down: instead of seeking to amass, they must learn to renounce, cut loose and free themselves. Amassing encourages descent. Any thought, feeling or wish inspired by the instinct to possess clings to the subtle bodies like frost clinging to the branches in winter. The spring sunshine has to return so that the frost can melt and humans can recover their true being.