All posts filed under: Silence

Revelations from a starry sky

“Even after all these years, I still remember certain experiences I had when I was young, in Bulgaria. In the Summer, when the master Peter Deunov and the members of the Brotherhood camped in the Rila Mountains, I would sometimes climb up and spend the night at the top of Mount Musallah. I would wrap myself up in several blankets and, stretching out on my back, I would gaze up at the starry sky and try to to link myself myself to the cosmic forces and entities of which the stars are only the physical aspect. I could not understand all that they said to me, but I loved them; my whole soul glowed with the wonder of them while I lay and looked at them until, without realizing, I finally fell asleep. Sometimes it would snow a little during the night and I would wake up to find myself under a light covering of snow. But that never worried me: I was happy! Those were the years in which I discovered the extraordinary peace …

Cosmic consciousness- entering the peace within the silence

There are people-too few, unfortunately- who give the impression of being wrapped  in inner silence. Even when they talk, something silent seems to emanate from them. Yes, because silence is a quality of the inner life. But to understand this you must first succeed in maintaining true silence within yourself, if only for a few moments…and it is quite possible that this has not yet happened. How wrong we are to think that silence necessarily means emptiness, nothingness, the absence of all activity and creation. In reality, there is more than one kind of silence: the silence of death and the silence of a higher degree of life. It is this , the silence of a higher degree of life, that we must try to understand. This is not the silence of inertia; on the contrary, it is the stillness that surrounds a work of great intensity that is taking place in a climate of perfect harmony. Nor is it the emptiness of absence; on the contrary, it is fullness, a fullness comparable to two human …

The Voice of Silence

“Silence, peace and harmony are all expressions of the same reality. Do not think that silence is empty and mute, no, silence is alive and vibrant, it speaks and sings. One day, thanks to contemplation, prayer and meditation, you will manage to hear the voice of silence. Once all the chaotic forces within you have finally subsided, silence will draw closer, it will spread all around you and enfold you in its marvelous mantle… You must understand that silence is the condition absolutely indispensable for the true Word, for true revelations. During silence, little by little, you begin to sense the messages which come to you, a voice begins to speak to you. It is this voice which warns, guides and protects you….. If you do not hear it, it’s because you are making too much noise, not only on the physical plane, but also in your thoughts and feelings. If you want this voice to speak to you , you must install silence within yourself.  This voice is sometimes called ‘the voice of silence’; …

Entering the silence

“We all need silence. We particularly need the silence of nature, for it is in nature that we have our roots. Sometimes, when you are alone in a forest or up in the mountains, you feel as though you were being carried back into a distant past, into an era in which human beings were in communion with the forces and the spirits of nature. And if the call of a bird or the sound of a waterfall is heard, it is as though these very sounds were part of the silence: rather than destroying it, they emphasize and contribute to it…. For, quite often, we are not even conscious of silence; we don’t notice it. It takes the sound of a twig snapping, a bird singing or a pebble falling to suddenly awaken us  to an acute perception of the silence around us. Even the subdued roaring of the waves cannot destroy the profound silence of the oceans. Many people confuse silence with solitude. That is why they are afraid of silence: they are …