What is beauty?
This intangible yet tangible quality of harmony, symmetry, balance, joy, excitement and connection to all that there is is defined in many different ways/levels of depth.
There is aesthetic beauty– an image of captured symmetry that brings about comparison and superficial understanding. It is in the observation of the art that causes judgment and by societal standards, it is hard to maintain. What i’ve come to realize about this level of beauty is that it is the outer reflection of the larger part that is within. It is chosen mask or garments of the soul and is in and of itself futile and fleeting. It does not stand alone and is no measure of true beauty. We forget that it is just an image and it then becomes idolatry which disconnects us from the reality of its impermanence. To idolize an image is to forget that it is an image and neglecting to refer images to their source is why we experience suffering. We must see the concealed significances within such appearances and unite the polarity within us everyday.
Beauty is a science or a conceptual understanding of the interconnectedness of us and our surroundings (psychologically, physically, emotionally and spiritually).
Scientia (latin): to know
I believe that knowledge, wisdom, the inconceivable qualities of nature and the mystery behind knowing and becoming ourselves is what drives beauty. It is this desire to know oneself and integrate it in a logical/rational story or experience that is at the center of why we are attracted to things. It is the inner workings of our mind that projects itself into a body to learn, teach, live, die and experience growth/expansion that gives us a framework for our personality. Everything is born from the internal and is spread outwardly into a distinctive creation or pattern. This is then shaped and given quality (the makings of our divine spiritual soul and innermost Being/Father) that gives us emotional comprehension. Then, this precipitates into physical material and time/space/earthy consciousness in order to be realized and actualized as rationality or the mind/body/spirit connection.
We draw on from our Divine Self what we call inspiration and creativity; this is a catalyst for the soul to work. We dive into the deep uncharted waters of subconsciousness (mother) to pull out light or conscious awareness (wisdom). We conjure of a thought given to us by us from the active principle (father) of creation and imbue it with the multicolored-ness of awareness. What I describe here is a new way of perceiving the world, a new way of becoming/thinking/imagining. We are so much more than what we sense.
This metaphysical love or wisdom/son (Chochma in Hebrew) is the way we draw upon our source (father/crown or Kether in Hebrew) for inspiration and comprehension/knowledge/understanding (mother/Bina in Hebrew) is the way that it becomes a cogent thought sequence. Brain activities are physiological clothes in which the soul expresses itself. The process of dressing is the mind.
Chochma deposits its seed into the womb of Bina— impregnating it with idea. This gives birth to our emotions and nurtures the point of inspiration, allowing it to mature to its appropriate expression in the world of consciousness where it is born into action. Range through elasticity and vigor through emotional energy! What we must do to uncover the beauty of our essence with our hearts is radical acceptance of where we are at and become enlightened or conscious of our own way of unfolding/thinking. We must become deliberate creators or participants in creation and psychological evolution by shaping the direction of our own in streaming light. Every cause has its effect here and it is our responsibility to consciously contribute of the ideas/higher makings of the mind by allowing it to be. Make yourself into your own divine image. We define God/Source so speak your truth and express your own vision of the world that you want to see.
Tiphereth (hebrew): Beauty
It is the heart– the master of our body and connection to love or intelligent infinite energy. It is the birth place of the Human Soul where the God within us resides.
Beauty of language: connection between thought/mind and body/creation into a logical way of conceiving ourselves
Some terms to contemplate:
Apocalypse from apocalypsis (latin): “revelation” or “disclosure” and apokálypsis (greek): “uncover, disclose, reveal, unveil”
Religion from religare (latin): “to reunite”
Animal, animate, inanimate from animus/a (latin): “the mind, in a great variety of meanings: the rational soul in man, intellect, consciousness, will, intention, courage, spirit, sensibility, feeling, passion, pride, vehemence, wrath, etc., the breath, life, soul”
Yoga from yuj (sanskrit): to yoke or unite
To concentrate is to think very hard and focus your thoughts to a point. To meditate is just the opposite it means to expand one’s thoughts into space until one stops thinking and steps into the still Light of KNOWING.
Thinking is sensing, and sensing is vibratory motion. Conversely, meditation is becoming still in order to talk with God. When I say talk with God I mean become inspired with His Light of all-knowing. One talks with God in timeless Light. Inspiration comes in flashes of still Light or invisible Light.
If you want to know anything whatsoever, just desire to know it, then stop thinking. Try to get into a state of universal ecstasy or inner joyousness, which is a state of consciousness like unto the God-Mind. Void your mind of thoughts, thought forms and ideas. Become perfectly blank insofar as idea and form are concerned.
In that manner, you become transformed from man as an individual unit of mankind, and become all Soul or the universal Soul. In that manner you make the transition from the state of sensing some things materially to knowing all things cosmically.
All is One
It is true that we cannot see God but we can KNOW Him. And therein is the essence of New Age thinking. The next hundred years will see as great a spiritual advance in the culture of our civilization as it has seen physically during the past hundred years. That which we cannot see, we can KNOW. We can see the bodies of men but we cannot see man, for the supreme Being within man is invisible. He cannot be seen. He can only be known. For the same reason we cannot see God but we can know Him, and we can know the nature of God by knowing His laws and creative processes.
When we know the nature of God sufficiently to reflect His nature in us, we become God to the extent of our ability to reflect His nature in us. By knowing the secret of Light, we will know the mystery of life and death, of reincarnation, of matter and space, and the relationship of suns to planets.
The more we know the Light, the more we shall realize our purpose in manifesting that Light gloriously. Every moment of life in the Light is a moment glorification in the awareness of our omnipotence in manifesting the Light.
Every point in it is his highest point. He lives gloriously and fully every moment of his life, whether conducting an orchestra or peeling an orange.
That is what we must do when we fully know the purposefulness of life.. live it gloriously by living it ecstatically. We can live it ecstatically only as we know the ecstatic nature of God and become like Him through being continually inspired by communion with Him. To become like Him, we must become aware of our identity with Him. We must know Him as Creator of all that is, and in so doing know ourselves as creator of all that is.