– True silence is inhabited by countless beings.
The Lord has populated the whole of creation; in the forests, lakes, and oceans, in the mountains and even in the depths of the earth dwell living beings. Even fire has its inhabitants. Yes, even the ether and the stars; everything is inhabited. Unfortunately, the noise of civilization, that is gradually invading every corner of the earth, and the increasingly materialistic and mundane lives of most human beings have created conditions that are far from conducive to the presence amongst them of entities from the invisible world.
On the contrary, these entities are forced to shun their company. Is there any wonder that these spirits are more and more inclined to withdraw into places that are inaccessible to men? In the Yosemite National Park in the United States, for instance, there are some 4000-year old trees. I have seen them and they are magnificent but they are no longer inhabited. The trees and this whole glorious region have been abandoned by their devas because all the tourists and holiday-makers bring in so much noise and turmoil. In almost every tree that grows there is a living creature, but here in this park, these gigantic trees are no longer alive or expressive because they are no longer inhabited.
Just as human sages escape from the noise and agitation of unconscious human beings by going off and taking refuge in the solitude of the desert, a mountain or a cave, the luminous spirits of nature take refuge in places that human beings have not yet managed to spoil.
In most mythological traditions, mountains are seen as the home of the gods. This can be understood symbolically, of course, but it is also a reality: the peaks of high mountains are antennae which put the earth in contact with heaven. This is why they are the home of very pure and very powerful entities. When you climb a mountain, the higher you go, the deeper the silence, and in this silence you discover the origin of all things, you become one with the first cause, you are plunged into the ocean of divine light.
Nowadays, unfortunately, with the constant improvements in the means of transport, mountains have become fashionable resorts and more and more people flock to them for winter sports. They amuse themselves on the ski slopes all day and spend their evenings boasting about their skiing or climbing exploits. Instead of respecting the silence of the mountains and allowing it to influence them and lead them to the discovery of higher states of consciousness, they behave as they are accustomed to behaving everywhere else.
Nobody ever tells people that their lack of attention and respect destroys the atmosphere and distresses these invisible beings. In fact, if the commotion goes on for too long, they simply go away and find somewhere where they can enjoy true silence, somewhere that is virtually inaccessible to human beings. And this is a great pity for, when their ancient dwelling places are deserted, their mystery and their aura of sacredness is lost; the light and all the spiritual currents that impregnated them gradually fade and disappear.
Wherever you go, whether it be up in the mountains, in the depths of a forest, by the shores of lakes or oceans, if you want to manifest yourselves as children of God who aspire to a subtler, more luminous life, you must be conscious of the presence of the etheric inhabitants of that place. Approach them with an attitude of respect and reverence; begin by greeting them, by expressing friendship and love for them and then ask them for their blessing. They will be so delighted with your attitude that, when they see you coming, they will prepare their gifts of peace, light and pure energy and pour them into your heart. You will feel yourself bathed in the love and delight of these spiritual beings, and when you come back into the valley or the town, you will bring all these treasures with you. And you will also bring back revelations and more open, vaster, broader ideas.
And then, of course, there is the joy you get from knowing that your attitude contributes to causing these celestial beings to stay in those regions or even to persuading others to come and dwell there.
Yes, you must never forget that it is only in silence that you can prepare conditions conducive to the manifestation of divine entities. These entities need silence and they are always waiting for the rare occasions when human beings provide the conditions they need. Henceforth, therefore, learn to love this silence; try to surround yourself with an atmosphere of spiritual silence and harmony so as to prepare for the coming of powerful, luminous beings.