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In these days of world pain, let love and joy equally be keynotes of your life - as a group and as individuals - for they carry the healing vibrations of the Hierarchy. 

Ponder on joy, happiness, gaiety and bliss; these release the channels of the inner life, and reach - in a wide circle - many kinds of men. They heal and cleanse the physical body, and help you do your work with little effort, a proper sense of values, and a detachment which is based on love and not isolation.

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(1) Be joyful, for joy lets in the light, and where there is joy there is little room for glamour and
misunderstanding. (5 - 461).

(2) Aim at demonstrating happiness. Be joyous in your work and service. Be not so intense, but
go happily along the lighted Way. Such is my prayer for you. (5 - 408).

(3) You can train yourself to build in that quality of joy which is the characteristic of a personality
which is consciously anchored in the soul realm. (5 - 398).

(4) To those who wrestle, strive, and hold on, the joy is doubled when the materialization comes.
The joy of contrast will be yours, for knowing the past of darkness you will revel in the light of fruition; the joy of tried and tested companionship will be yours, for years will have proved to you who are your chosen associates, and in community of suffering will come the strengthened link; the joy of peace after victory will be yours, for to the tired warrior the fruits of achievement and rest are doubly sweet; the joy of participation in the Masters' plan will be yours, and all is well that associates you closely with Them; the joy of having helped to solace a needy world, of having brought light to darkened souls, of having healed in some measure the open sore of the world's distress, will be yours, and in the consciousness of days well spent, and in the gratitude of salvaged souls, comes the deepest joy of all, - the joy a Master knows when He is instrumental in lifting a brother up a little higher on the ladder. This is the joy that is set before you all - and not so very far ahead it lies. So work not for joy, but towards it; not for reward, but from the inner need to
help; not for gratitude, but from the urge that comes from having seen the vision and realization of the part you have to play in bringing that vision down to earth.

It is helpful to differentiate between happiness, joy and bliss: First, happiness, which has its seat in the emotions, and is a personality reaction. Second, joy, which is a quality of the soul and is realized in the mind, when alignment takes place. Third, bliss, which is the nature of the Spirit and about which speculation is fruitless until the soul realizes its oneness with the Father. This realization follows upon an earlier stage wherein the personal self is at-oned with the soul. Therefore speculation and analysis as to the nature of bliss is profitless to the average man whose metaphors and terminologies must perforce be personal, and related to the world of the senses. Does the aspirant refer to his happiness or joy? If he refers to the latter it must come as the effect of group consciousness, of group solidarity, of oneness with all beings, and may not be interpreted in terms of happiness after all. Happiness comes when the personality is meeting with those conditions which satisfy it in one part or other of its lower nature; it comes when there is a sense of physical well being, of contentment with one's environment or surrounding personalities, or of satisfaction with one's mental opportunities and contacts. Happiness is the goal of the separated self.

When however we seek to live as souls, the contentment of the lower man is discounted, and we find joy in our group relationships, and in bringing about those conditions which lead to the better expression of the souls of those we contact. This bringing of joy to others, in order to produce conditions in which they may better express themselves, may have a physical effect as we seek to better their material conditions, or an emotional effect as our presence brings to them peace and uplift, or an intellectual result as we stimulate them to clarity of thought and understanding. But the effect upon ourselves is joy, for our action has been selfless and non-acquisitive, and not dependent upon the aspirant's circumstance or worldly state. Much happiness is necessarily foregone when ill-health makes its pressure felt, as the environment is difficult, and the "accumulated karma of many births" presses down, or as the troubles of the family, nation or race, weigh upon the sensitive personality. The happiness of youth, or the self-centered contentment of the selfish insulated person (hiding himself behind the shield of his protective desires), must not be confounded with joy.

It is a platitude as well as an occult paradox, to say that in the midst of profound personality distress and unhappiness, the joy of the soul may be known and felt. Such however is the case, and it is for this the student must aim. (4 - 368/70).

(5) The only cure for this creeping inertia, is to ignore the body and take your joy in the livingness of service. I speak here not of definite disease or of serious physical liabilities; to these right care and attention must be duly given; I speak to the thousands of ailing men and women who are preoccupied with taking care of themselves, and so waste hours of the time which could be given to the service of humanity. (8 -168).

(6) The races today are steeped in misery and an unhappy psychological acquiescence in sorrow and pain. The clear light of love must sweep away all this, and joy will be the keynote of the coming New Age. (12 - 120).

(7) We stand today on the verge of great things. Humanity is on its way with renewed impetus. It stands no longer at the cross roads, but irrevocable decisions have been made, and the race is moving forward along a path which will lead it eventually into light and peace. It will find its way into "the peace which passeth understanding" because it will be a peace which is independent of outer conditions, and which is not based upon what present humanity defines as peace. The peace which lies ahead of the race, is the peace of serenity and of joy - a serenity, based upon spiritual understanding; and a joy which is untouched by circumstance. This joy and serenity is not an astral condition but a soul reaction. These qualities are not achieved as the result of disciplining the emotional nature, but demonstrate as a natural, automatic reaction of the soul.  This is the reward of a definitely achieved alignment. These two qualities of the soul - serenity and joy - are the indications that the soul, the ego, the One Who stands alone, is controlling or dominating the personality, circumstance, and all environing conditions of life in the three worlds.
(15 - 200).

(8) The future holds within its silence other modes of saving humanity. The cup of sorrow and the agony of the Cross are well-nigh finished. Joy and strength will take their place. Instead of sorrow we shall have a joy which will work out in happiness, and lead eventually to bliss. We shall have strength which will know naught but victory, and will not recognize disaster... . Only the dawn is with us yet - the dawn of the Aquarian Age. The full tide of light is inevitably moving upon its way towards us. (18 - 234)

(9) And my brother, be happy. Learn to feel joy - a joy which is based on the knowledge that humanity has always triumphed and passed onward and forward, in spite of apparent failures, and the destruction of past civilizations; a joy, which is founded upon the unshakable belief that all men are souls, and that "points of crisis" are factors which are of proven usefulness in calling in the power of that soul, both in the individual man, in a race, or in humanity as a whole; a joy which is related to the bliss which characterizes the soul on its own level, whereon the form aspects of manifestation do not dominate. Ponder on these thoughts and remember you are grounded in the centre of your Being and can, therefore, see the world truly and with no limited vision; you can stand unperturbed, knowing the end from the beginning, and realizing that love will triumph. (5 - 471).

(10) In these days of world pain, let love and joy equally be keynotes of your life - as a group and as individuals - for they carry the healing vibrations of the Hierarchy. (5 - 299/300).

(11) I call you also to a cultivated joyousness, which will end in releasing you to fuller service. (5 - 138).

(12) So many in the final years of life, live, think and act in such a manner that the soul withdraws its attention. Thus only the personality remains. To all of you who have passed the half century I would say: Face the future with the same joy as in youth, yet with an added usefulness, knowing that the wisdom of experience is yours, the power to understand is yours, and that no physical limitation can prevent a soul from useful expression and service. I would remind you of something which is often forgotten: It is far easier for the soul to express itself through an older experienced body, than through one that is young and inexperienced, provided that there is no pride and no desired selfishness, but only longing to love and to serve. (5 - 465/6).

(13) Ponder on joy, happiness, gaiety and bliss; these release the channels of the inner life, and reach - in a wide circle - many kinds of men. They heal and cleanse the physical body, and help you do your work with little effort, a proper sense of values, and a detachment which is based on love and not isolation. 5 - 170).

14) Meditations on joy:
1. The Joy of the Soul irradiates my life, and lightens all the burdens which those I meet may carry. The Joy of the Lord is my strength, and I develop strength in joy for others. (5 -176).


2. Joy - Like a bird on the wing, I fly towards the sun. I sing in my soul, so that all I meet can hear. (5 - 435).


3. "With industry I work as doth the ant. With speed I travel as moves the hare upon its path. With joy I climb as doth the goat which scales the precipice and stands upon the mountain top.  Industry, speed and joy must be the keynotes of my life; diligence with the task assigned; speed to assent with all the Master says; speed on my way to service; and joy to shower forth on all I meet. Such is the Way for me." (5 - 462).


4. Let the song of the soul be sounded forth by me, and the clear high notes bring peace and joy  to others. My word today is Joy. (5 - 565).


5. Sit in perfect silence and quiet for fifteen minutes, not negatively drifting into a semi-tranced condition, but actively becoming aware of that inner centre of stillness and of peace where joy and bliss have their home. (5 - 577)

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Comment by Kelly Lightchalice on September 19, 2013 at 2:32pm

Thank you, Hellen, Luke and Drekx... it really touched my heart and I like the original language it was intended for ... the video displays the words in English along the bottom.  It spoke to me of the loneliness of ages, of eons of waiting and yearning to be cut off and bereft.... It's been a long hard road. 

Thank you for the images, and videos, this is a nice thread :-)

Comment by Drekx Omega on September 19, 2013 at 9:44am

Thank you so much, my dearest....I do not understand all of the Spanish spoken in the poem, but appreciate the vid, anyway...

 

Luke, as you may have noticed, Kelly is a devotee of the works of Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda (1904-73)

We sometimes share his poems and enjoy them a lot....What an interesting man he was..Receiving the Nobel prize for literature and was a Communist politician in Chile and diplomat..Pablo Neruda was his pen name, as he was actually born a; Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalto....

Here is an anaysis of the poem, from a Neruda class:

 
"Pablo Neruda’s Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair express states of loneliness and despair. One poem in particular that expresses these ideas is “Leaning into the Afternoons.”Neruda’s poems are rich with imagery, this one in particular. Many of his poems use images of nature as a way to express love or attraction. Neruda’s definition of poetry is a manifestation of nature. In the aforementioned work, the author refers to the eyes of the woman that he is writing to, along with a plethora of references to the ocean.

In the first stanza of the poem, Neruda describes a woman to have oceanic eyes. When someone thinks of an ocean you picture something vast and blue. Sometimes it is hectic and busy. There is always something going on in the ocean. By this he could mean that her eyes are distracted. When he talks about sending red signals to her eyes he mentions that they are absent. Many people say that the eyes are windows to ones soul or mind. When he says that her eyes are absent and oceanic, it creates an image of blue, distracted and empty eyes. Someone that is there just in body not in mind. in mentioning that he is sending out red signals to her, along with the image of the ocean, it can create a scene in your mind with a light house. light houses are a thing of guidance, they are there to get the attention of the ships, to warn them. She may be paying attention to him, but not the kind of attention he wants.

In the first stanza, Neruda mentions casting his “sad nets” towards this woman’s oceanic eyes. He then again mentions flinging his “sad nets” towards her marine eyes in the fifth stanza. This may be a representation of Neruda’s passion and desire for this woman. he continues to reach out to her but with no reaction in return, getting lost in something so vast just like the ocean. Sad nets creates an image of a disheartened fisherman throwing nets into the sea day after day, someone who continues to go on without the catch of fish he wants.

The overall mood of the poem involves Neruda being in a sad state of mental well-being. He speaks of darkness and dread in the fourth stanza. He also makes reference to a drowning man in the second stanza. Neruda’s yearning for this woman causes him emotional pain as well as physical pain (his heartache). The whole afternoon part of the poem shows how day after day Neruda is still longing for this woman who has caught his eye.

Neruda’s images in “Leaning into the Afternoons” show love in a different aspect. He uses nature and natural images that most people can picture easily to get his point across. These images describe his uncertainty and anticipation with what will happen involving his relationship with this woman, he does so by using one of the most unsure things in nature, the ocean."
Comment by Luke Skywalker on September 19, 2013 at 12:38am

My dear sister Kelly .. this video you have dedicated to Drekx brought tears to my own eyes .. what did it for me was only three words of this heart wrenching poem at 2.39 minuites into the video .. the words .. my distant female ..

.. this and the violin music ... for you see, there is one whom I miss more than I know .. she is near and yet so far away from me on so many levels .. and those three words reminded me of a painting I once saw entitled The Lonely Maiden by the Artist Jeremy Lipking which was used in the film called The Maiden Heist, starring Christopher Walken and Morgan Freeman .. and although the film itself is a comedy/Drama, it contains scenes that pull at my heart strings for you see it is about a man who contemplates and meditates for thirty years on the painting of a lonely maiden whom he is blindsided by and all the while his wife stays with him, waits for him, misses him and yearns for him to reach her ..

and I know how it feels to be in Love with someone who understands compromise, who will follow my footsteps through cold, dark and damp streets with sore feet and who will wait for me on the shoreline for as long as it takes me to swim back to her ..

and there was I, miles out at sea, many times with my back turned on the shoreline facing a motionless horizon .. and where I turned to spot her waiting, searching for me in the water .. dedicated to me throughout all of the loss and how foolish was that of my wandering mind ..

and often do I buckle in heartache for having often disregarded one who will never give up on me, even though her own heart must have broken a thousand times due to my carefree abandonment of her, I have my own Lonely Maiden .. my distant female ..

and it breaks my own heart for all the moments lost that perhaps I threw away, when I should have her in my arms every moment of every day.

Comment by Kelly Lightchalice on September 18, 2013 at 11:09pm

Oh thank you, Drekxy, you are so cherished :-)  I'm so glad everything is coming together you are beautiful :-)  It's been so long...

 

Comment by Drekx Omega on September 18, 2013 at 6:42pm

I dedicate this vid to my dearly beloved soulmate, Kelly Lightchalice.... from the heart.....

DΩ---KL ♥ ♥

 

Love you in Drekxstacy, Kel..... ;-)

Yours, Drekx XOXOXO

Comment by Drekx Omega on September 17, 2013 at 7:08pm

Selamat ja, my beloved.....!!

Comment by Kelly Lightchalice on September 17, 2013 at 2:35pm

Lol, oh Drekx, I really liked the first video though both are good, thank you for posting :-) 

Comment by Drekx Omega on September 16, 2013 at 7:30pm

That's great, Hellen......so pleased you enjoyed this material...  ;-)

Comment by Drekx Omega on September 15, 2013 at 10:24pm

Some more comedy sketches for you....enjoy

Comment by Drekx Omega on September 14, 2013 at 8:04pm

Glad you enjoyed those vids, Jon.....

 

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