You are already familiar with this diagram that illustrates the human trinity, in which our causal, buddhic and atmic bodies are reflected in our mental, astral and physical bodies. That which is lowest, as you see, is directly linked to that which is highest. The will, which is on the level of the physical body, belongs in reality to the highest level. Yes, the will belongs to the divine principle of God the Father.
You may say that this contradicts what I told you yesterday. No; it is not a contradiction, it is just that you have to learn how to handle these notions in the light of Hermes Trismegistus’ words in the Emerald Tablet, ‘That which is below is like to that which is above, and that which is above is like to that which is below’, knowing that it is true, but in reverse.
Why crystals symbolize the divine world
The heavenly Father, therefore, the creator and source of all things, divine volition and power (the atmic plane), is reflected in the physical plane. The Son, who is all love and all compassion (the buddhic plane), is reflected in the astral plane. And the Holy Spirit, who is wisdom and absolute intelligence (the causal plane), is reflected in the mental plane. Read more
And the thing to remember is that the highest is reflected in the lowest. This is why crystals symbolize the divine world and why the world of crystals and metals, the whole of the physical plane, conceals such great mysteries. That which is lowest, the stones of the earth, is linked to that which is highest, the spirit, but they are separated by a vast intermediate region. Even in our own bodies, that which is lowest, the sexual organs, are linked to that which is highest, the brain. Medical science proves this.
Without physical activity we become paralysed on the higher levels
You can now understand that by means of your physical work you can be in touch with the most exalted regions. Through your orderly, harmonious physical activity you become powerful on the highest levels; you become a creator.
Without that activity you will be paralysed on the higher levels. On the other hand, if you work actively on the level of the spirit, your physical body will be strengthened and will become capable of marvellous, miraculous accomplishments here, on the physical plane.
And the same rules apply to the regions of feeling and thought. All those who fail to understand this truth, therefore, and who imagine that by working on the physical plane they will lose their light and their true strength and power, will in fact lose them by doing nothing. Whereas those who have understood will continue to work all their life long.
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
From a lecture given at The Bonfin, August 5, 1965
To be continued…
Complete Works Volume 18, Jnana Yoga Vol 2
Chapter 2, Spiritual Work