The sixth supporting attitude of obtaining ascension is that of reverence. Read about the fifth one -self-reliance- in our post here.
Reverence stems from the ability to glimpse the divine within form and it also enhances that ability. In that moment when the heavens reveal themselves through the eyes of a child or unfurl with the dew-soft petals of a rose, a reverent response arises in our hearts. To the eyes of profanity the doors concealing the divine remain closed; whereas the more we approach life prepared to be awe-inspired, the more we shall be.
If there are parts of Creation we exclude from our reverence, let us look a little deeper and there, too, we can find abundant reasons for seeing the perfection of indwelling life. Some revere the beauty of the flowers in their garden, but shun the weeds. The virulence of life and the determination to survive found in the weeds is a true testimony to the universal law that we strengthen that which we oppose.
It is often easier to feel reverence for nature or the genius reflected in the works of man’s hands, than for our fellow man. The reverence may not appear at all unless we learn at last to embrace the value of folly. The grandest of souls assigned the task of solving the most ambitious part of the mystery of beingness, might appear at times more foolish than the complacent person who stays in the safety of the known.
Perhaps we sanctimoniously think it is our duty as a light promoter to withhold our recognition of the value of Lucifer and his hosts of darkness. Without them there would be no material life. If they had not loved us enough to enter into the deep forgetfulness to play this role, we would have had to do so, for everything the plan of Creation was designed to accomplish hinges on the opposite pole of Creation being embodied by one third of individuated beings.
Reverence leaves the mark of refinement upon the one who makes it a way of life. Refinement is often misunderstood as belonging to one who is educated or steeped in culture, but it belongs as much to the farmer who kneels in the mud cradling the newborn lamb tenderly with work worn hands. It is the hallmark of one who recognizes the infinite value of life as the embodiment of the Divine.
I can no more spit on the ground than I can in the face of another. For while in states of expanded awareness I have seen the true glory of the Earth. I have seen that the very dirt upon which we stand glows with a light more beautiful than the most breath-taking sunset. I know that every blade of grass shares my reverence for life. Scientists have measured a response that can only be described as a silent scream in plants when a fly is killed in their vicinity.
The answer to pollution, poverty and homelessness is not more technology, it is reverence for the purposes of indwelling life in order to co-operate with it. Light promoters tend to want to save and fix–this still judges and divides whereas acknowledging wholeness heals.
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