.... However, I can say a few things right off the bat
from reading other posts in this group. The Spirit of Walter Russell's teachings are not being illustrated by the thoughts being posted.
This is all about Cosmic Consciousness-- the ability to see beyond man's limited egoic intellect.
That is my view.
That sounds like a trip I took a good while ago.
They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
If somebody happens to see beyond somebody else's limited egoic intellect, would they know it, except to interpret according to the limit they know?
"When the pickpocket meets the saint, all the pickpocket sees are pockets."
By Walter Russell
If I were asked to write in one word the predominating passion of evolving man, I should unhesitatingly write the word "Beauty." To me the one supreme guiding principle of life and growth is this:
"Beauty will I see in all things. From all that is unlovely will my vision be immune." This, the essence of my creed, is also the life principIe of the Society of Arts and Sciences [an extension of The Twilight Club]. In conformity to it all of the Arts and Science policies are shaped. From it all of their activities spring.
A habit is something that becomes automatic if repeated often enough. New thinking is a great effort but that effort gradually ceases as oft repeated, automatic thinking converts it into a habit.
As the first principle of beauty is balance, so right thinking is an equilibrium, inducing an ecstasy from which the Universal Poet is born. I believe that this same right thinking from which the aesthetic sense is born, and which is the foundation of all the arts, is the thing that lifts us to life's lofty pinnacle.
I believe that every man has this sense of beauty in some degree, that he should cultivate it as the most priceless of his treasures, and encourage it in others as life's most precious gift.
This manner of thinking long years ago led me to seek for my own guidance one all-inclusive law of life. I found it in these few words: Beauty attracts, ugliness repels.
Beauty is a positive force, as dynamic in its power to attract as a magnet. Ugliness is negative, repellent, carrying in itself the seeds of its own destruction. Man's progress in every walk of life is dependent upon his ability to attract. The weight of man's millstone is dependent upon the measure of his tendency to repel.
Nature abhors ugliness; all her works are beautiful. She covers scars with green mantles or paints them with the colors of the sunset. She bathes them in universal light. So all scars made by evolving man must disappear before the beauty inspired by the aesthetic sense of cultured man.
Consciously or unconsciously, science and the arts are working together toward beauty. -
To bring blessing on yourself, bless your neighbor.
To enrich yourself, enrich your neighbors.
Honor your neighbor and your neighbor will honor you.
To sorely hurt yourself, hurt your neighbor.
He who seeks love will find it by giving it.
The measure of a man's wealth, is the measure of the of the wealth he has given.
To enrich your yourself with many friends, enrich your friends with yourself.
That which you take away from any man, the world will take away from you.
When you take the first step to give yourself to that which you want, it will also take the first step to give itself to you.
Peace and happiness do not come to you from your horizon. They spread from you out to infinity beyond your horizon.
The whole Universe is a mirror which reflects back to you, that which you reflect into it.
Love is like the ascent of a high mountain peak. It comes ever nearer to you as you go ever nearer to it.
"...worthiness to live life as a masterful interpreter of the Light."
You are very much this.
I will be around -- I love your Temple.
Oh Electra... I've typed several paragraphs to respond to your comment but erased them because I'm just not sure how to respond...Light is beauty and beauty attracts, why not work towards achieving the greatest gift of all... the Genuis and the Light within everyone of us and the mind's eye to see the light in others and inspire others to recognize that light within themselves.
Electra, interpreting the Light in my own life is the life-long journey I've chosen to take and that's only because I've experienced enough of the darkness to desire different.
They say that you can know a man by the fruit he bears. Instead of mis-managing a weed garden, I see much more beauty in providing an orchard of fruit bearing trees the opportunity for growth.
Thank you for being a light in this forum and I look forward to continuing this journey and this watching a true philosophy unfold in this forum as we grow, and the Russell's Philosophy mentioned in this thread is just the kind of backbone we need.