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At the Feet of The Mother

Yoga of the Body 15: We Create Our Own Reality and the Power of Thought (HH 054)

Man is a link between the Inconscient and the Superconscious, between the darkness below and the Light Above. This is his conflict in which he is caught at the moment. But his descent is from a very high plane and sooner or later he is destined to recover his origin and unmask the potential of a god within him. When that happens his relation with beings of the other worlds will change. He will no more be their slave but regard them as aspects and powers of the One Supreme even as he himself is an aspect and power of the Supreme. This is one of the things that will change as a result of the growing Supramental consciousness upon earth and men, a change in his poise and relation with the beings traditionally known as the gods.

In fact man is also the meeting point of the subjective and the objective. At least ninety percent of the reality he perceives is a creation of his subjective state. By our thoughts and feelings we create reality and lend a value to things that are not there. Even hell and heaven are at least partially our own making. We need not be subject to them if we chose. Man has been given this power of thought to act as a channel and a vehicle to mediate between the higher Consciousness and the material creation here. Our thoughts and feelings create the world and then we get trapped into it. But we can by using our thought as an instrument become free and master of life and destiny. We can access that Supreme Grace that is the Source, Origin and Support of all things.     

 Words of the Mother


But there do exist also these vital worlds where one is persecuted, terrible worlds, worlds of torture and persecution, isn’t it so?

Ninety per cent subjective.

Ninety per cent subjective. For more than a year, regularly, every night, at the same hour and in the same way, I used to enter the vital to do some special work there. This was not due to my own will: I was destined to do it. It was something I had to do. Now, for instance, this entry into the vital has been often described: there is a passage where beings are posted to keep you from entering (much has been said about these things in books of occultism). Well, I know by an experience, not casual, but repeated and understood, that this opposition or this malevolence is ninety per cent psychological, in the sense that if you do not anticipate it or fear it, or that there isn’t something in you that fears the unknown nor has all these movements of apprehension and so forth, then it is like a shadow across a picture or the projection of an image: it has no concrete reality.

But then, what is objective?

There are worlds, there are beings, there are powers, they have their own existence; but what I mean is that their relation with the human consciousness depends upon this human consciousness for the form they take.

It is as with the gods, my child, it is the same thing. All these beings of the Overmind, all these gods, the relation with them, the form of these relations, depend upon the human consciousness. You may be… It has been said, “Men are cattle for the gods”, but if men accept to be cattle. There is in the essence of human nature a sovereignty over all things which is spontaneous and natural, when it is not falsified by a certain number of ideas and so-called knowledge.

One could say that man is the all-powerful master of all the states of being of his nature, but that he has forgotten to be this. His natural state is to be all-powerful he has forgotten to be this….

It is the same thing with the gods. They can govern your life and torment you a lot (they can help you a lot also), but their power, in relation to you, to the human being, is the power you give them.

This is something I learnt gradually over several years. But now I am sure of it.

Naturally, in the evolutionary curve, it was necessary for man to forget his omnipotence, because it had simply puffed him up with pride and vanity, and so had become completely distorted; and he had to be made to feel that many things were stronger and more powerful than he. But essentially this is not true. It is a necessity of the curve of progress, that’s all.

Man is potentially a god. He believed himself an actual god. He needed to learn that he was nothing better than a poor little worm crawling on the earth, and so life scraped, scraped, scraped him in every way until he had… not understood, but at least felt a bit. But as soon as he takes the right stand, he knows that he is potentially a god. Only, he must become this, that is, overcome all that is not this.

This relationship with the gods is extremely interesting…. As long as man stands dazzled, lost in admiration of the power, beauty, accomplishments of these divine beings, he is their slave.

But when these become for him different ways of being of the Supreme and nothing more, and himself yet another way of being of the Supreme, which he must become, then the relation changes and he is no longer their slave he is not their slave…..

The one reality is the Supreme. And all this is a game He plays to Himself. I find this much more comforting than the opposite view. And after all, this is the only certitude that all this may become something marvellous; otherwise…

And this too depends altogether on the stand one takes. A complete identification with the game as a game, as something self-existent and independent, is probably necessary in the beginning,

in order to play the game properly. But there’s a moment when one reaches precisely this detachment and so complete a disgust for all the falsehood of existence, that it is no longer tolerable unless one sees it as the inner play of the Lord in Himself, for Himself….

And then one feels this absolute and perfect freedom which makes the most marvellous possibilities become real, and all the most sublime things imaginable are realisable.

(Mother enters into contemplation.)

You will see, there is a moment when one cannot bear oneself or life unless one takes the attitude that it is the Lord who is everything. You see, this Lord, how many things He possesses,

He plays with all this He plays, He plays at changing the positions. And so, when one sees this, this whole, one feels the illimitable marvel, and that all our most wonderful aspirations, all these are quite possible and will even be surpassed. Then one is comforted. Otherwise, existence… it is inconsolable. But like this, it becomes charming. I shall tell you about this one day.

The Mother: CWM, Vol. 11; pp. 36 – 37, May 18, 1966


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 There is in Love, at its Origin, something which is translated constantly as the intervention of Grace: a force, a sweetness, something like a vibration of solace spread everywhere, but which an illumined consciousness can direct, concentrate on some points. And it is there, there itself that I saw the true use one can make of thought: thought serves as a kind of channel to carry this vibration from place to place, wherever it is necessary. This force, this vibration of sweetness is there in a  static way upon the world, pressing in order to be received, but it is an impersonal action. And thought—illumined thought, surrendered thought, thought which is no longer anything but an instrument, which tries no longer to initiate things, which is satisfied with being moved by the higher Consciousness— thought serves as an intermediary to establish a contact, a relation, and to enable this impersonal Force to act wherever it is necessary, upon definite points.

The Mother: CWM, Vol. 11; p. 42, September 28, 1966

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