I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. – Christ
One of our students wrote that she had just discovered “mindfulness.” This concept has developed into a major movement for people looking for ways to work with their hectic lives. It is a basic ideal and practice of Buddhism. Yoga teachers sometimes tell their students to “mindfully” practice a pose. They are saying, “Think about this as you do it. Focus. Concentrate.”
An early use of this term in Lemurian Fellowship annals is from 1946, long before it made its way into the popular American vernacular. At that time, the Masters used the word in a message they sent through Dr. Stelle. It began, “We are not unmindful” of certain circumstances. In other words, “We are aware.” At its heart, mindfulness is awareness.
Mindfulness for Lemurians is taught throughout our Philosophy, though the word itself is not often used. Several of our blog articles have addressed this in many situations we each face in life. What is it, really? Isn’t it a form of prayer, of going into your “closet” as Christ advised to focus on something spiritual?
. . . when thou prayest, enter into thy closet and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. Matthew 6:6
Mindfulness means letting go of worrying about past and future. From a head spinning with jumbled thoughts, it leads us into quiet moments of connection with God, the universe, and each other.
If you’re stalled in traffic, take a look at the patch of grass by the roadside. What calm, abundant life goes on there that has nothing to do with the rush of impressions in your mind! When you slow down to just focus on the trees, the hum of human activity around you, joyful squeals of kids nearby, or the wind in the leaves, your blood pressure eases, your thoughts soften and a quiet peace finds its way into your heart. A couple of really deep breaths help you remember you are a spiritual being.
Mindfulness for Lemurians begins as soon as new students open Lesson One. The development and practice of precipitation, concentration, observation, perception, attunement, the virtues, meditation, prayer and every aspect of Lemurian thought and action require mindfulness if we are to gain all we can from these efforts.
One mindful characteristic prevalent among veteran Lemurians is the rare willingness and ability to listen deeply to each other. How few people do this! Yet what a kindly feeling of loving regard flows from this simple act.
The more mindfully we approach any action or experience, the deeper its meaning for us and the longer we will remember it. Think of vivid memories you have of your childhood – memories you can easily call back into sharp and full-color focus in your mind’s eye. These indelible snapshots were captured at moments when you were fully mindful of what was happening. Observation, concentration, memory, and emotion all came together to etch this scene and experience onto a page of your life.
Mindfulness for Lemurians means taking time to give good thought to each experience, and finding the good in it, so we can earn the more abundant life Christ promised.
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If men’s desires and wishes be laudable, heaven will certainly further them. – Chinese
How do the Elder Brothers interact with us? I know how to communicate on the physical plane, but I often wonder how the Great Ones extend their behind-the-scenes help. An experience many years ago started me putting pieces of this puzzle together.
Our children were two and five years old when we moved to Texas. After we were settled, my parents shipped us a beautiful piano I had grown up with and learned to play on. I was thrilled, and started getting reacquainted with the instrument We found a Disney song book and had fun singing songs with the children as I accompanied them on the piano..
Along with the music my parents sent with the piano I found an album of short songs my father had composed He was a pianist, musician and composer, but I didn’t know much about his work. So it was exciting to examine these songs to see what I could learn about my dad. And right at this time I became an Order member.
Soon after this I got a letter from the Fellowship about a children’s prayer Dr. Stelle had written, wondering if it could be set to music. I had no training in composition and had never tried anything like this before. But with the enthusiasm of becoming an Order member and wanting to contribute something to the Work, I felt excited and unusually confident. So I said, “Why not?” I could at least give it a try. I had nothing to lose.
Thinking of the endless possibilities for writing music to fit Dr. Stelle’s words, at first I felt overwhelmed. But as I studied how my father’s songs were put together, gradually a melody for the Children’s Prayer took shape. After what seemed like a lot of sweat, trial and error, the piece was completed and sent to the Fellowship.
Much later, I can look back and realize how many different conditions came together to form the inspiration of behind-the-scenes help that encouraged me to try something I had never done before. The timing was so perfect, I’m convinced of the Elder Brothers’ fine hand and support in setting the stage. I just had to do my part to take advantage of the opportunity. Another key to the success that I didn’t know then but can see now, is that this musical prayer was going to benefit the Fellowship’s work with the Youth Training. That was surely one reason the help was extended.
Interestingly, soon afterward and encouraged by this success, I tried to write another composition just for fun. But this time, behind-the-scenes help and inspiration were missing, and any further interest in pursuing this direction soon dissipated.
Today I better understand why it is to our benefit to get to know the kindly Elder Brothers as our friends. Attunement with their help, and acceptance of their guidance, can help us achieve some amazing accomplishments for the benefit of the Work!