Resonances to the Grail Message 2

by Abdrushin


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35. Nature

In the same way as the expression “soul” became a vague general conception among men, so is it also with the expression “nature”. This word has also been used far too often as a great catchall phrase for anything man likes to deal with in an easy manner and without having to rack his brain; namely, however, for those things about which he knew in advance that he would not be able to arrive at a clear solution.

How often is the word “natural” used without the user having anything definite in mind at all. Man speaks of being “close to nature”, of beautiful nature, of nature in turmoil, of natural instincts, and so on in countless terms, by which he seeks to define in broad outlines something that can be more or less related to nature.

But what is nature! This basic expression must first of all be understood quite clearly before applying it to all sorts of things. However, when you raise this question you will no doubt receive many explanations, presented with a greater or lesser degree of precision as to the details; but from all this you can clearly see that men’s conceptions in this matter are of a great variety and lack uniform knowledge.

Therefore, let us also pave a way in this matter to a definite picture in our conception of this word “nature”.

It is best if we imagine the concept about this as divided into sections in order to arrive more easily at an understanding of the whole.

Let us first take the coarse form of “nature”, thus the outward appearance! For the sake of simplicity, I will make an exception and begin with the thinking of earth-man, and only at the end shall I reverse everything so that the correct course, i.e., from above downwards, is again put before your eyes.

When nature is considered in the coarsest sense, i.e., viewed with your physical eyes on earth, it is material substance which has been set aglow and consequently animated and formed. By material substance you must imagine the various layers of the World of Matter.

This includes, in the first place, all of the images which you can perceive with your physical eyes, such as landscapes and all of the stationary and mobile forms of plants and animals; expressed more comprehensively: everything you are able to perceive through your physical body with your gross material senses.

Excluded from this, however, is everything men have formed artificially whereby they introduce changes into what exists, as with houses and any other constructs. This has then ceased to count as nature.

Here we automatically come closer to a fundamental distinction: that which man changes, i.e., that which he does not leave in its basic constitution, no longer belongs to nature in its real sense!

However, since I also say that nature in its outermost manifestation is the World of Gross Matter set aglow and thus animated and formed, and since you already know from my Message that substantiate forces set aglow the Worlds of Matter, you yourselves can readily conclude from this that only that which is most closely associated with substantiate forces can be Nature.

Here I am referring to those substantiate forces which surround the worlds of matter as a ring.

This is a very special species of which we must speak in the near future to come, since as a special species of Creation, it must be separated from the great general concept of the Substantiate, which exists as a foundation in all spheres, reaching right up to the boundary where the Unsubstantiality of God begins.

Gradually, I will have to draw still further apart the present conceptions of the Substantiate which I was already able to give you, if I wish to complete the picture which, with the increasing maturity of your spirit, you will be able to absorb.

Nature is thus everything from the World of Matter, set aglow by the Substantiate Forces which was able to form and combine and was not, in its basic nature, altered by the human spirit. These substantiate forces I will yet have to describe to you in more detail.

That there be no alteration of the basic species given by the substantiate, is the prerequisite for the correct expression: Nature!

Thus the term “nature” is quite inseparably linked with the Substantiate which permeates the World of Matter. From this you can also rightly conclude that Nature is not necessarily bound to matter but only to the Substantiate, and that to be natural, and nature in general, are the effects of substantiate activity remaining undistorted!

Thus, step by step, we come ever nearer to the Truth; for in going further we can now also conclude that Nature and Spirit must be considered to be separate! Nature is based upon the activity of a very specific substantiate species, while Spirit, as you know, is something entirely different.

It is true that through incarnations Spirit is often placed right into the middle of Nature, but it is not Nature, nor is it a part of it, any more than Nature is a part of the human spirit!

I know it is not easy for you to realize clearly from these brief words what this is about, but if you delve into it aright you will be able to grasp it, and after all your spirit must become nimble in the effort of penetrating into the Word which I am able to give you.

The very effort required to achieve this brings you the agility that protects your spirit against slumber and death, and pulls you out of the net of the creeping Darkness.

Although people often try to reproach me insidiously and maliciously, claiming that through my Word I threaten and depress men with my references to the ever-lurking danger of spiritual slumber and death only in order to gain influence, I shall nevertheless never cease to illustrate the dangers threatening your spirit, so that you will know them and no longer fall blindly into snares and temptations; for I serve God and not men! With this I give what benefits men, and not merely what pleases them in the earthly sense while killing them spiritually!

The very thing that is used in malevolent attempts to attack my Word by those in service to the Darkness in its desperate struggle to fight back is clear proof of the fact that I serve God in truth without regard to pleasing men in order to win them for my Word!

Men must indeed be torn out of their self-chosen spiritual comfort, which can only put them to sleep instead of strengthening and invigorating them. Just as Jesus already said, admonishingly, that only he who is born anew inwardly can enter the Kingdom of God, as well with His repeated reference to the fact that everything must become new in order to stand before God!

And men themselves always speak about these profound words with utter sincerity of conviction as to the truth contained in them. However, if they are confronted with the demand that they must first allow themselves to become new in spirit, then they raise a hue and cry; for they never thought about themselves in this respect!

Now they feel harassed in their comfort, when they were hoping to be admitted to Heaven with jubilation without doing anything themselves except to enjoy all the pleasures!

Now they try to drown the inconvenient voice with their clamor in the conviction that they will once more accomplish what they did with Jesus, Whom they first morally branded and murdered as a criminal, a rebel and a blasphemer before all men, so that thereafter, with the apparent justification of human laws, they were able to sentence and kill Him.

Although today it is different in many ways, still there is no lack of cunning intellectual cleverness on earth serving the Darkness for the purpose of skillfully distorting even that which is most simple and clear, and thus influencing the guileless and non-involved, in the same way as there have always been false witnesses who, because of envy and hatred, or for the prospect of gain, are capable of anything.

But the Holy Will of God is mightier than the actions of such people. It does not err in Its Unbendable Justice, as is possible among men! Thus in the end all Darkness with its evil volition must serve only the Light, in order thereby to bear witness for the Light!

But those men who sincerely strive to grasp the Truth of God will learn from this and will recognize the Sublimity of God, His Wisdom and His Love, and serve Him joyfully!

Beware of indolence of your spirit, of comfort and superficiality, you men, and remember the parable of the wise and the foolish virgins! It is plain enough in its great simplicity, so that everybody can easily grasp its meaning. Act upon it inwardly, then all else will come of itself. Nothing can confuse you; for you walk your path calmly and with firm strides.

But now let us return to the expression “Nature”, the conception of which I wish to mediate to you as being necessary.

The first and densest section thereof I have already explained in broad outline. As long as man in his activities will allow nature to really remain nature as the basis, and will not seek to alter it by interfering with its species, but will simply achieve up-building by fostering a healthy, i.e., an undistorted development, then he will find and receive the crowning of his works in everything, which previously he could never have hoped for, since everything that has been forcibly perverted from its natural state can in its growth only bring forth distortions which possess neither firm support nor lasting existence.

Someday this will also be of great value as a foundation for the sciences. Up-building power and radiation lies only in the way in which Nature, in its substantiate activity in accordance with Creation Laws, creates the combinations of material substances, whereas in the case of other combinations devised by men, which do not precisely accord with these Laws, radiations form which are mutually harmful, perhaps even destructive and disintegrative, the actual final results of which men are totally unaware.

Nature in its perfection in accordance with the Laws of Creation is the most beautiful gift that God gave His creatures! It can bring only benefit as long as it is not distorted by being altered and guided into wrong channels by the conceit of these earthmen’s own knowledge.

Now let us pass on to a second section of “Nature” which is not immediately visible to the physical eye.

This section consists mainly of medium gross matter, i.e., not the densest and heaviest kind whose heavy nature makes it immediately perceptible to the earthly eye.

As regards medium gross matter the physical eye can only observe its effects in heavy gross matter. To these belong, for example, the strengthening of everything that was formed through being set aglow, its unfolding as it grows and its ripening.

A third section of “Nature” is propagation which occurs automatically at a very definite stage in the process of development and of being set aglow. Propagation in the glowed-through gross material substance has therefore nothing to do with the spirit, but belongs to Nature!

Therefore, the urge for propagation is correctly designated as a natural instinct. A very definite state of maturity of the material substance set aglow by the Substantiate results in radiations which, upon a coming together of positive and negative kinds, unite and reactively press upon Gross-materiality causing it to become active.

The spirit has nothing to do with this, rather this activity is a tribute to Nature! It stands quite apart from the Spiritual, as I have already touched on before.

Therefore, if we call this exchange of radiations and uniting a tribute to nature then this is right; for this is the way of the entire World of Matter which has been set aglow to a certain definite degree by the Substantiate. The world of matter thereby always seeks to bring about renewal in accordance with the Laws of Creation, this renewal bearing within itself preservation on the one hand and the condition for propagation on the other hand.

This Law of Nature as it manifests itself is the result of certain radiations. It brings about preservation through the accompanying stimulation and renewal of the cells.

This is the first and main purpose of this tribute which Nature demands from the freely moving creatures. Nature knows no distinction therein and all effects are useful and good.

But here again man has escalated everything for himself to an unhealthy degree, thus distorting and twisting it, although he particularly should be able to find a normal balance in certain specific kinds of earthly activities.

He, however, pays no attention to what Nature demands of him through its quiet reminder or warning, but by exaggerating everything abnormally he wants to direct or master Nature with his own ignorant, stubborn volition. He wants to force Nature in a manner that will often harm and weaken Gross-materiality or even destroy it, and thus, also in this, he has brought about devastation, just as he has done in the entire Creation.

The human being who was at first only a disturbance has now become a destroyer in everything he thinks and does, wherever he is.

He has therewith placed himself beneath all creatures.

First thoroughly get to know Nature from which you have turned away long ago, and then it will be possible for you to become human beings again, human beings who live in the Creative Will of God, thus reaping health through Nature for a joyful, up-building activity on earth, which alone can help and further the spirit towards its necessary maturity!

Resonances to the Grail Message by Abdrushin


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