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Friday, 6 January 2017

Astral Self-expression

In every aspiration, there dwells the certainty of its own fulfilment. 

On the Astral Plane, seeds of genius put forth stem and branch and are prepared for the blossom and fruit of the incarnations ahead of it. In the highly concentrated state of the mind in certain phases of the Astral life, the talents and genius of the individual grow and develop very rapidly and the next incarnation finds the individual ready and prepared to manifest the power which he has generated during his sojourn on the Astral. The soul may be said to receive and store up energy while on the Astral, which will enable it to manifest heretofore undreamed of powers in the next earth-life.

The soul is fully conscious of the workings of the superconscious faculties and, in fact, experiences the greatest joy in the work of development and achievement. The heaven world of those souls which are possessed of the desire to do things—to create, to perform, to make—is indeed a realm of bliss. For there, the soul finds itself able to manifest the things which were beyond it during the earth-life and to express itself in a measure almost beyond the fondest dreams and hopes of the soul on earth.

And this expression and manifestation are performed from the very love of the performance—from the joy of work, the ecstasy of creative achievement—rather than from the hope of reward.

And only the Master shall praise us.
And only the Master shall blame;

And no one shall work for money,
And no one shall work for fame;

But each for the joy of the working,
And each in his separate star,

Shall draw the Thing as he sees it
For the God of Things as They are.

Life Beyond Death, Yogi Ramacharaka, Yogi Publication Society, Chicago, 1912