Resonances to the Grail Message 2

by Abdrushin


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22. Sense of Family

The intimate home! These words vibrate in a way which indicates what a home that man establishes for himself here on the earth must be like.

The expression is quite right, as is everything given to men by the Word, but here again man in his decline has distorted the clear meaning and dragged it down with him into the dirt.

In this way, man deprived himself of one foothold after another, which could have offered him support during his life on earth. Due to men's wrong way of thinking, all that was originally pure was badly obscured, and frequently even wantonly changed into a slough which developed into a mass grave for souls.

This also includes the sense of family in its present form which has so often been praised in song and held up as being something noble and of high character, of especially high value, as something proffering man great support, strengthening and furthering him and making him a respectable citizen on earth, capable of stepping out secure and protected for his struggle for existence, as men like to call life on earth today.

But how foolish you are, you men, how narrowly you have constricted your outlook on everything, particularly on that which concerns you and your wanderings through the Creations.

It is just this sense of family, so highly valued by you, which is one of those graves that, with great certainty, demands and receives innumerable victims; for through the unwritten laws of human customs, many people are unscrupulously flung into it and held fast there by a thousand arms until, their souls withering piteously, they adapt themselves defenselessly to the indolent mass, which drags them along into the depths of dull impersonality!

And, strangely enough: it is precisely all of those people who tenaciously try to cling to such wrong forms who imagine they thereby stand before God as being especially valuable. But I say to you that they must be counted among the worst vermin, who impede instead of further the development and strengthening of many human spirits!

Tear open the gates of your intuitive perception at last, so that you may now recognize for yourselves the wrong that has lodged itself into all matters and customs which man made for himself, for he formed them under the domination of the distorted intellect led by Lucifer!

I will try to give you a picture which can bring you nearer to an understanding. It is closely connected with the great and lawful cyclical movement in Creation which, propelled by the Law of Movement, is to keep everything healthy, because only in proper movement can strength and vigor be maintained.

Let us assume for the moment that things on earth are as they should be, and not as they are now. Then all that is spiritual on earth would resemble a clear liquid, which is and remains in perpetual cyclical movement, so that it does not thicken or even rigidify.

Also think of a lively, babbling brook. How delicious is its water, how refreshing and invigorating, offering refreshment to all who are thirsty, thereby bringing joy and dispensing blessing along the course it pursues.

But if here and there a small part separates from this water, leaping to the side independently, then in most cases the part which has severed itself soon becomes stagnant as a small pool. Through its isolation it quickly loses its freshness and clarity and gives off a stale smell, because without movement it gradually becomes putrid, it is bound to become bad and foul.

It is exactly the same with the spiritual swinging of men on earth. As long as it circulates harmoniously according to the Law of Movement, without any blockage or haste, it will also develop beneficially to quite unsuspected strength, and consequently to continual ascent, for it is simultaneously furthered by every species of vibration in the entire Creation with nothing obstructing it, but everything uniting joyously, only helping and strengthening its working.

Such was once the swinging a long, long time ago, and with healthy ease and naturalness every human spirit developed joyfully and rose ever higher in his recognition. He gratefully absorbed all the rays that could be sent from the Light to help him. And thus a fresh stream of spiritual power of the Living Water flooded as far down as the earth, from where it peacefully streamed back again to the Source of Preservation, in the form of grateful worship and as the outflow of continual experiencing.

Glorious thriving was the consequence everywhere, and like songs of jubilation in the happy, unhindered rotation of that harmonious movement, spontaneous chords of undimmed purity resounded throughout the entire Creation.

This is how it was until man’s vanity began to introduce distortions of recognitions through the formation of wrong basic conceptions. This brought about disturbances in the wonderfully intertwined working of all the rays in Creation which through their continual intensification must finally force the collapse of everything that closely united with them.

In addition to many other things these disturbances also include the present-day rigid sense of family in its wrong form and its almost unbelievable expansion.

You only need to form a picture of it. There was harmonious swinging and rotating of the upward striving Spiritual, which radiated around the earth, invigorating it and, together with the Animistic, penetrated it with light and blessings, permeating and drawing it along upwards in strong longing for the Light, until suddenly there formed obstructions through small solidifications which rotated along only sluggishly. It is like a soup which is cooling off, where the fat congeals and separates. Perhaps you can understand it even better when I compare the process with unhealthy blood which thickens here and there, and which can only flow sluggishly through the body, thus hampering the necessary preservative pulsation.

This picture will enable you better to recognize the fundamental, serious significance of the spiritual pulsation in Creation, which, as a minor reflection, finds its coarsest expression in the blood of the physical body. You can understand this more clearly than the illustrations of the soup and the gurgling brook.

Another comparison which may also help is that of disturbing grains of sand being thrown into a well-oiled machine.

As soon as the sense of family, which in itself is quite natural, develops in unsound and wrong ways, it is bound to have a hampering and debasing effect in the necessary swinging of the Law of Movement of joyful upward striving; for the present idea of family cohesion is only based on upbringing, and on the preservation of gross material advantages and comforts and nothing else.

Thus there gradually arose family clumps, which due to their peculiar characteristics simply cannot be called anything different, and which burden and paralyze all spiritual swinging. For those who are part of them form mutual ties and attachments, with the resulting gravity holding and dragging them down ever further.

They make themselves dependent upon each other, and gradually lose the distinct individuality which distinguishes them as spiritual beings and obligates them as such.

With this they heedlessly push aside the command contained for them in the Will of God, and turn themselves into some kind of group souls, which due to their nature they can never really become.

Everyone interferes in another’s path, often even trying to take control, thereby tying un-tear-able, binding knots that chain them all to each other and hold them down.

They make it difficult for the individual to sever himself from these knots when his spirit awakens, and to stride on his own along the path on which he can develop and which fate also prescribes for him. Thus it becomes impossible to free himself from his karma for the God-willed ascent of his spirit.

As soon as he wishes to undertake only the first step on that path to the freedom of his spirit, which will be the right one only for him and his particular nature, but not at the same time for all those who call themselves members of the family, then there is an immediate outcry, together with admonitions, petitions, reproaches or even threats from all those who seek to pull this “ungrateful one” back into the constraint of their family love or concepts!

What have men done and evoked in this, namely where the most precious things a man possesses are concerned, such as the God-given, necessary power of decision-making of his free will in spiritual matters, for which he alone and nobody else in his place is held responsible by the Law of Reciprocal Action.

It is the Will of God that man develops absolutely an individuality of his own, with a most distinct sense of his responsibility for his thoughts, volition and actions! However, the possibilities for developing one’s own personality for the strengthening of an independent decision-making capacity, and above all the necessary steeling of the spirit and the preservation of its mobility for constant wakefulness, all of which can arise only as a result of being self-reliant, all this becomes utterly lost in the fettered sense of family. It dulls and suffocates the budding and joyful blossoming of what is most precious in man, of that which distinguishes him from other gross material creatures as a human being, that which is the individual personality, for which his spiritual origin qualifies and destines him.

It cannot develop; for if the sense of family is of an unattractive kind, if it lays claim to rights which do not really exist at all, then it often becomes a terrible torture, ruptures the peace and destroys all happiness. The consequence is that eventually any buoyancy dissipates.

Call up those people who already had to suffer under this and whose souls languished thereby, their numbers will be almost beyond counting!

And when the love of earthmen, or at least the feeling which earthmen call love, wafts in well-meaning ways through the sense of family, then this is not much better; for then everyone constantly tries to make everything as comfortable as possible for the other, and to spare him just that which would force his spiritual powers to develop... out of love, solicitude, or family duty.

And persons whose every path is smoothed are often envied, and perhaps even hated on account of it! In reality, however, they are only to be pitied; for the love so wrongly directed, or the customs of a sense of family applied in the wrong way, should never be considered a blessing; instead they have the effect of a slow poison which with infallible certainty prevents the powers of those concerned from developing, thereby only weakening their spirits.

The temporarily imposed compulsion, which is provided for in the natural course of things, is thus taken away from men. This compulsion, however, challenges the development of all of their spiritual powers, and in just this way offers the best and surest aid for their spiritual development, as a Grace of the Omnipotent Creator in which great blessings for the preservation and furthering of everything are contained.

Today’s generally-known and highly valued sense of family in its wider meaning is like a dangerous sleeping potion for every human spirit, tiring and paralyzing him. It obstructs and hinders the necessary spiritual ascent, because the individual members of the family are spared the very things that can help to gain inner strength. Spiritually weary hothouse plants are raised and cultivated, but not strong spirits.

A thousand fold are the kinds of harmful, hampering customs and the evil consequences following in the wake of the wrongly-applied sense of family. You shall yet learn to recognize them very quickly and easily once you become capable of considering everything from the right point of view, which must bring life and movement into this hitherto sluggish mass of languid family clumps. These family clumps wallow about, dam and block the God-willed circulation of healthy spiritual movement, which accords with the Laws of Creation, paralyzing and poisoning all joyous vitality, while at the same time embracing as with a thousand clutches the upward striving human spirits, so that they will not escape or disturb the long-standing routine and the self-complacent attitude of these family clumps.

You will realize with horror how you yourselves are still stuck in many such threads, similar to a fly caught in the web of a death-dealing spider.

Once you simply bestir yourselves, once you try to struggle free from this in order to attain to your God-willed spiritual independence, which is necessary since you alone have to bear responsibility, then you will realize with a shudder how far-reaching the effect of your mere attempt to bestir yourselves suddenly becomes. Only this way can you recognize how manifold are these threads into which you have been woven relentlessly, by wrong customs!

You will be seized by fear at this recognition, which you can only find through experiencing. However, you will get the experience quickly, it will flare up around you as soon as your surroundings see that you are serious about changing your way of thinking and intuitive perception, that your spirit wants to awaken and wander along its own paths, the paths which are ordained for its development, and also at the same time for its liberation and redemption as the reciprocal action arising out of former decisions.

You will be surprised, indeed bewildered, to see that they are perfectly willing to forgive you even the grossest fault, indeed everything, even the very worst, except the effort to become spiritually free and to have your own personal convictions in this matter! Even if you do not want to talk about it at all and leave others in peace, you will see that all this can change nothing, because they do not leave you in peace!

However, if you calmly observe and examine, it must only strengthen you through your recognition of all the wrong that people carry within themselves. For they show it very plainly by the way in which they act in their sudden and newly-awakened zeal to hold you back. A zeal which only grows out of the disturbance brought about by something unaccustomed, and stems from the urge to remain in the accustomed lukewarmness and the desire not to be disturbed.

It is the fear of suddenly being confronted with a truth, which is utterly different from the one in which man hitherto lulled himself in indolent self-complacency.

In the next lecture I will explain how you are to act if you wish to swing harmoniously, i.e. in a furthering manner in the Laws of Creation.

Resonances to the Grail Message by Abdrushin


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