Balance. Purpose. Enlightenment.
“…from crude beginnings, there grew and prospered a civilization whose people enjoyed a serenity and peace of mind undreamed of today, a splendor and beauty of surroundings without equal.” – Epilogue, The Sun Rises
There’s a book most Lemurians have read countless times and many of us return to each year. It’s The Sun Rises, a sacred guide we turn to for inspiration and practical answers. You might call it our Sourcebook. It’s the true story of how the first civilization on this planet came together, and woven into its pages is the recipe of basic rules on how to create the next great society, when the sun rises on a new world.
Within this captivating story of the long-ago characters who began the first cooperative endeavor on earth can be found early pearls of wisdom that were later strung together into lessons comprising the Lemurian Philosophy.
Have you ever heard or read a story that moved you deeply and touched a resonating chord within you? One that rang so true that you knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that the words came from divine authority and you felt enveloped in truth guided only by loving justice for all? And that within its spell, you are safe and at peace with all about you? This is how I feel when I read one of my favorite chapters, Rhu and Hut Visit the Elders.
When you read it, you may feel that way too. Your heart may be filled with hope, enthusiasm and inspiration for the world. You may say to yourself, “I am in full agreement with the wisdom I have just read. It’s beautiful, and it would be the answer to the innermost prayer of every good person on earth. Who could disagree?”
But then, the old and deeply ingrained habit of negative thoughts and doubts may reassert itself and you sigh that the world is a mess, it seems it always has been and isn’t getting any better. “Most everyone would agree it is in need of real serious change, and I would gladly follow the plan revealed in The Sun Rises, but what about others? I can’t see them changing,” you may protest.
But I reply that, if you feel the world is out of control, that there is no way out and the future is bleak, doesn’t it seem obvious that continuing to do what comes naturally to most won’t bring us the happiness we all seek? So change we must, and change is possible if we start giving good thought to all we say and do, understanding that change won’t happen overnight. It takes courage to go against the majority, too. But we can. If each of us does our part, we can.
Seventy-eight thousand years ago, a small group of rough-hewn people, some of them hereditary enemies, joined together and begin what eventually became the greatest civilization the world has yet known. Admittedly, they had much help from more highly developed people. But they did it. And so can we. A successful start has already been made, and all we need are people of courage, sincerity, and goodwill to help us move forward. We invite you to join us as the sun rises on a new world!
Copyright © 2016 Lemurian Fellowship
9 thoughts on “The Sun Rises on a New World”
I’ve read the The Sun Rises many times and it never gets old. The idea of building a civilization, and one that was especially successful, based on the God laws taught in the Lemurian Philosophy intrigues me. If these primitive folks could do it, albeit with help, why can’t we in this day and age do it with all the resources and knowledge available to us today?
I couldn’t count how many times I’ve read this and I have found something new every time.
We have loved this book and also read it to our children as they were growing up. It meant so much to our son, he took a copy with him when he left for college. In its own unique way, it is a guide to how we live our lives.
“No worthy problem is ever solved on the plane of its original conception.”
If I understand Einstein’s statement, and that’s a big IF, what it says to me is we will have to try to solve
our present situation using a different mindset. Using the same tactics and getting the same results as we have for so long doesn’t measure up to what is needed today as we face ever mounting problems. We were sucessful in the past as is attested to in The Sun Rises; perhaps it’s time we returned to that formula.
Dare to be different! That is one of the messages, that I feel comes across when I read The Sun Rises. To creatively and positively work together with others – to create a fine exterior world, made possible by heightened character and qualities – to me, represents the perfect balance and promise.
Yours is a helpful reminder of a good thought to turn to when current events or daily situations seem bleak or challenging. Nothing works better than shifting from being overly focused on current difficulties to picturing a better future. We can change, when we start with our own thinking.
After the world and national events this week, it was a comfort to take this book off my shelf and peruse it again. To know that a civilization can be built that is truly just, peaceful and harmonious is reassuring. These are not “pie in the sky” ideas, but blueprints for a lasting, balanced way of living. They just need to be implemented and it begins with me and you!
I know what the writer means. Sometimes when I hear terrible things on the news I feel helpless because I wonder what I can do. But then I realize this negative thinking accomplishes nothing. What I do have control over is myself and I can try to become a better person.
I love that book! Used to read it to my children at night before they went to bed.