An Upsurge Towards Higher Things, p.182

Opening Remarks
In this realm we find life turning towards higher and greater things than mere earthly existence or survival of the body.

Sumptuous chamber
A sumptuous chamber of the spirit’s sleep
At first she made, a deep interior room,
Where he slumbers as if a forgotten guest.

A room is made within this higher life where the spirit’s presence could be lodged and felt. Though the Spirit is everywhere and in all forms of life, it seems asleep and forgotten in the lower realms.

A glint of unseen deity
But now she turns to break the oblivious spell,
Awakes the sleeper on the sculptured couch;
She finds again the Presence in the form
And in the light that wakes with him recovers
A meaning in the hurry and trudge of Time,
And through this mind that once obscured the soul
Passes a glint of unseen deity.

But here, in this realm, existence once again feels its secret soul. It is awake so to say and the hidden guest lets a ray of its light escape and breaks the dark spell of Inconscience that is laid upon the forms of lower vital worlds. A mind begins to slowly wake up from its stupor and through it some vague hint of the deity that dwells in matter is felt and a meaning and purpose in the flow of time. It is not a mechanical, unconscious life but a life with an increasing consciousness.

A luminous dream
Across a luminous dream of spirit-space
She builds creation like a rainbow bridge
Between the original Silence and the Void.

Imagination and higher emotions begin to bridge the gap between the abyss below out of which creation rises and the Silence above.

A snare for the conscious Infinite
A net is made of the mobile universe;
She weaves a snare for the conscious Infinite.

Life by its new found powers tries to snare the Infinite in forms that are finite.

Mute omnipotent Ignorance
A knowledge is with her that conceals its steps
And seems a mute omnipotent Ignorance.

There one finds in its steps the workings of a deeper intuition that prompt from behind; the workings of an omnipotent power that seeks expression.

The incredible
A might is with her that makes wonders true;
The incredible is her stuff of common fact.

Its powers tend to create wonderful things. The unbelievable is here the way of life.

Her workings a riddle
Her purposes, her workings riddles prove;
Examined, they grow other than they were,
Explained, they seem yet more inexplicable.

The workings of this realm betray our understanding. It is as if a magician’s wand was creating things that could not be and yet have somehow come to exist.

Closing Remarks
It is the sign of a greater living that we begin to rise towards greater things and the impossible is conceived as possible, the seemingly unachievable is felt as very much within the realm of achievable possibility.

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