Rosicrucian Writings Online
[From The Rosicrucian Digest May 1938]
REACHING GODPRACTICALLY all of us were taught when we were children that we could easily reach God with our simple prayers and that He was ever listening and ever ready to answer our prayers if our requests and desires were good. Throughout life our religious studies and our church instruction have taught us the same idea. Those of us who are Christians have the excellent example set by Jesus Himself as to how to pray and to whom to pray. Every mystic, every spiritual philosopher, knows that there is great efficacy in the attunement with God and in the reverent, prayerful attitude in communing with God and expressing our desires and wishes, and in petitioning Him in behalf of ourselves and others.
But when we were children there was something about the religious instruction that we received which created in our minds the idea that God as a Being sat upon a throne in some special place adorned with gold and pearls and ivory, and with a host of angels supplying the heavenly music. Some way or other there was created in our minds, as children, the idea that God lived or existed in a palace of considerable material quality and that God was limited in some way to this palace or this throne, and that we had to reach up to this unseen palatial residence in the heavens and with timidity and humbleness approach His presence as we would approach the most austere king or ruler on earth.
The mystics of today--as those of the ancient times--know that God exists everywhere and that His principal place of abode is in the heart of man. They know and feel that when they attune themselves with God they are attuning the outer self with the inner self, and through this means communing with the God Consciousness within them. For this reason they have always been inclined to think of God as dwelling in the holy temple that is a temple of the soul. It was this idea that prompted the plan of having thousands of sincere and understanding individuals sit in meditation and attunement at the same hours and direct their thoughts to the same invisible and immaterial temple which we call the temple of the soul. Through such concentration and attunement there come joy and peace and harmony to the soul of man, and there come strength and tonic to the body. If you have not experienced the sublime ecstasy of such spiritual attunement, spiritual peace and power, send for our little book called Liber 777 and learn how you can enter into this prayerful, spiritual attitude at various hours of the day and night and without any obligation, without any material restrictions, without any limitations of creed or dogma, become one with God and one with God's Consciousness in a sentient manner, and experience the real joys of divine communion.
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