Consciousness of the Atom
A Gift from Alice Bailey to Help You Understand the Consciousness of the Atom
Metaphysical Mind #60
I hope all is well with you.
First of all, I would like to welcome all new subscribers to the latest issue of the Metaphysical Mind Ezine. In the last issue of this ezine, I sent out some writings from the book “The Consciousness of the Atom”. The book is based on a series of metaphysical lectures Alice Bailey did. These profound lectures were published 86 years ago. You can read the first part of this series here: http://www.whatismetaphysics.com/consiousness-of-the-atom.html.
Today, I have a special gift for you. I have converted the text of The Consciousness of the Atom from the public domain into an easily distributable pdf form known as an “E-Book”. I have uploaded this to my website and added it to the Metaphysical Library.
Before I get to the direct link for your The Consciousness of the Atom I would like to share with you a few of my favorite excerpts from the book…
From Lecture III:
“An idea is a being incorporeal, which has no subsistence by itself, but gives figure and form unto shapeless matter, and becomes the cause of manifestation.” — Alice Bailey
“To sum up the central thought of this lecture: Let us endeavour to realise that there is no such thing as inorganic matter, but that every atom is a life. Let us realise that all forms are living forms, and that each is but the vehicle of expression for some indwelling entity. Let us seek to comprehend that this is likewise true of the aggregate of all forms. Thus we have the clue to ourselves, and perhaps the clue to the mystery of the solar system.” — Alice Bailey
“We can look at this matter from another angle: it is quite possible for us to meet great people, wonderful men and women, and fail to be impressed by them; we might pass them by without recognizing them, and thus miss that which they have to give us. This happened in Palestine in connection with the Christ, two thousand years ago. Why? Because we ourselves are not yet great enough to respond to them. There is something still lacking in us, so that we are unable to realise or feel their particular vibration. I have heard it said, and I think it is very true, that if the Christ were to come down upon earth again, and walk among men as He did before, He might live His life amongst us day after day and we would not notice anything so very different in Him from the other good and unselfish people whom we know. We have not yet cultivated within ourselves the ability to respond to the divine in our brother. We usually see only that which is bad and coarse, and are cognisant principally of our brother’s faults. We are insensitive, yet, to the best in people.
This can be seen occurring now, occasionally, but it is not very often that the average man comes in contact with his higher self. Only in our moments of highest endeavour, only at the great crises of our lives, and only as the result of long discipline and strenuous meditation does this occur. But some day we shall govern our entire lives, not from the personal, selfish point of view, but from the point of view of the God within, Who is a direct revelation of Spirit on the highest plane.
Most of us are controlled by our desires, and by our thoughts. But the time is coming when we shall consciously control our threefold lower nature. Time will then not exist for us at all. We shall have that continuity of consciousness upon the three planes of being —physical, emotional, and mental—which will enable us to live as does the Logos, in that very metaphysical abstraction, the Eternal Now.
Again, the race will become clairaudient and clairvoyant, which means the capacity to hear and see as clearly and accurately upon the subtler planes as we do upon the physical. It will involve the ability to hear and see all that concerns the group, that is, to hear and see in the fourth and fifth dimensions. I am not enough of a mathematician to attempt to explain these dimensions, and am apt myself to get very confused when considering them, but an illustration that was given me may make the whole thing somewhat clearer. A young Swedish thinker explained it to me thus:
“The fourth dimension is the ability to see through and around a thing. The fifth dimension is the ability, for instance, to take an eye, and by means of that eye to put oneself en rapport with all other eyes in the solar system. To see in the sixth dimension might be defined as the power to take a pebble off the beach, and by means of it to put oneself in accord with the entire planet. Now in the fifth dimension, where you took the eye, you were limited to a particular line of manifestation, but in the case of the sixth dimension, where you took a pebble, you were put in touch with the entire planet.” This is something very far ahead of us, but it is interesting to speak about, and holds a promise for each and all.
You can download your copy of this profound E-Book here: the Alice Bailey
If you truly make some time to go through this book, I am sure you will find it to be a very mind-opening experience.