A Spiritual Journey
White Eagle's Sayings From 'The Light Bringer'
First published 2002
This is another handy-sized book for pocket or purse, following in the steps of the ever-popular The Quiet Mind, suitable for keeping by the bed or close at hand when travelling. The introduction refers to it as a “traveller’s guide,” because its sayings take the reader on a journey of spiritual unfoldment.
The majority of sayings are from the mystical The Light Bringer (published in May 2001 and reviewed on the website), so it has a strong connection with St.John upon whose ray WhiteEagle works, and is shaped by a quote from that book: “Through a long, long journey each soul has been learning, training, gaining power to send forth the light from every one of the seven sacred centres in its own body, and to draw upon the seven planetary forces which work through the zodiac.”
This sevenfold system links each of the seven chapters with the seven chakras and seven planets and follows a journey from birth to enlightenment through seven progressive stages: incarnation; suffering; healing; setting out on the path; developing spiritual qualities; brotherhood ; and illumination.
Chapter one, 'Incarnation,' is linked with the root chakra and both the planet Mars and the luminary Moon and focuses on our existence as spiritual beings, as well as the birth of a new age: “You have always existed,” “Masters do not blazon their qualities or advertise themselves,”We give you hope; you are marching forward…”
Chapter two, 'Suffering,' connects with the sacral chakra and the planet Saturn and helps us understand the reason for suffering: “Each one of you was created to know joy and happiness;” “All your problems and difficulties have meaning and will prove worthwhile;” and “Humanity has starved itself of the Mother principle, which is love and wisdom, for many centuries.”
Chapter three, 'Healing,' is associated with the solar plexus and the planet Jupiter: “Keep a check on your thoughts and you will gradually re-create your life;” “The star is a protecting power;” “Healing is the intake into the body of the eternal Sun, the light.”
Each chapter contains at least twenty lightly edited extracts that inspire and raise the consciousness. There is a strong sense of interfaith, as each chapter begins with a traditional Hindu lotus symbol to represent the chakras. The connections are meant to be taken lightly, but the sayings help us become more subtly aware of the role of each chakra in our development.
Chapter four, 'Setting out on the Path,' focuses on the heart chakra and Venus, indicating that love is the focal point of this path: “Love, gentleness, courtesy, never-wearying in well-doing…by these things the heart-chakra opens and light streams forth from the heart;” In the new age each person will learn to worship in the sacred place of the heart;” “ We see many human hearts open to us and can inhale the perfume of sweet human love.”
Chapter five, 'Developing Spiritual Qualities,' focuses on the throat chakra and Mecury: “When you have learned to hear the voice of intuition, your reason will not take primary place;” “You are surrounded at all times by a vast company of spirit beings;” “Train yourself to be tranquil in mind, to control the emotions and direct them wisely.”
Chapter six , 'Brotherhood,' is associated with the brow and the Sun.:”It is in the higher mental level that you will in time come face to face with the Elder Brethren;” “The aspirant today is called to mingle with humanity, to bring into the minds of those he or she meets, the light of the ages;” “When the soul has acquired all the lessons necessary, when it has attained a degree of completeness, it puts forth a more complete presentation of itself.”
Chapter seven, 'Illumination,' is linked with the crown chakra and the planet Neptune and the Sun: “True teachers will be careful about what they say, and you will always notice a quality of love, humility, gentleness in their conversation;” You yourself are the temple within the city of God…the perfect cube, perfected through experience;” “You will find nothing more beautiful than what you can find in your own inner temple.”
This delightful little book brings a wonderful sense of the unity of all levels of life, bringing to us the simple wisdom of the great Masters throughout time - Jesus, Buddha, Shiva and Krishna, and reminds us that the purpose of John is to show us how to live the teachings of Jesus, “because it is only when men and women can live the life of love and brotherhood towards each other that they can begin to develop those soul powers, those heavenly powers with which God, the heavenly Father-Mother has endowed them.”
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Reviewed by: Lesley Tarrant Belcourt