Rosicrucian Writings Online
[From The Rosicrucian Digest August 1936]
THE POETRY OF THE PATHIF WE could take you by the hand and lead you out into the valley of dreams, where a little cathedral or mission, built by loving hands and held together by sacred thoughts rests in its solitude, peace, and harmony, you would need no invitation to enter into the Holy of Holies and rest a while.
The portals of the church would admit you freely and within the walls of stone or brick, wood or plaster, you would find a world set apart for you. The clamor and the noise, the intrigue and design, the deceitful things and the sins of man, the worry and the strife, the turmoil and the pain would all be of the place you leave behind. These things cannot enter with you where sacredness prevails and the atmosphere is divine. It is here that the soul finds its haven, the heart finds its peace, the mind finds wisdom and understanding, and the body finds rest and ease. In the balanced harmonious state you find yourself, there is an unconscious prayer to the God of all that is answered in soundless words and invisible signs. Whether large or small the sacred place is your spiritual home. Regardless of creed or dogma, or rules of man, it is the place of the God of your heart, the temple of your soul. The consciousness within you ever seeks to rise above the common things of life. It wants to soar and live beyond the limits of the planes of mortal life and dwell in ecstasy where all is endless, spaceless, timeless, and eternal.
The Cathedral of the Soul rises above the earth itself and offers you a place which you may reach in the soaring flights of your soul's ambition and desire. It is a place to rise unto and into. It invites with its solitude; it intrigues you with its mystery; it implores you with its silent voice; it embraces you with its love and sympathy. Let your real self dwell therein and learn the lessons which the soul can comprehend. Give unto God for a time that which is His and take unto yourself that which is your heritage. As a child of Light go unto the Father and kneel before His throne and let His kindly benediction rest upon you while you enjoy the transcendental quiet and peace of Light, Life, and Love.
These are the things which the Cathedral of the Soul offers to all who are torn asunder with the strifes and struggles, with the tests and trials, the sadness and sorrows of this earthly existence. Here you will find health and happiness, inspiration and understanding, a kindly welcome, a sincere greeting, a creative power and an all inclusive contact with the highest degree of God's consciousness from which you will depart with reluctance only to return again and again.
All of these things are offered freely to you. It is for you to find the Cathedral of the Soul. The path is pointed out by our literature. Companions by the score are seeking with you and multitudes will pass you on their way, but none will hesitate to help you, none will fail to notice your stumbling steps. The angels of heaven hold forth the Light to guide you--but you must start on your way.
May heaven's greatest blessing come into your life soon and reveal to you the glorious splendor of the Cathedral of the Soul.
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