‘The solar plexus is hidden and its action invisible – As you can see, the symbolism of the two triangles embraces and sums up the whole of the science of life. Take, for example, the way in which cosmic intelligence has designed the solar plexus and the brain. The materials of these two organs are identical—grey matter and white matter—but their relative position is reversed.
The grey matter of the brain is on the outside and the white matter inside; whereas the grey matter of the solar plexus is inside and the white matter on the outside. And this opposition is reflected in the way in which the two organs manifest themselves: the solar plexus is hidden and its action invisible; whereas the brain talks, expounds and generally shows off.
The role of the solar plexus is to give
But the brain could not reason and explain and give orders with such brilliance—it could not function at all—if there were not something that spent and sacrificed itself in order to subsidize it and supply it with the energies it needs. And that something is the solar plexus.
The solar plexus nourishes and sustains the brain, because its role is to give. The solar plexus corresponds to the triangle of involution therefore, and the brain, which receives, corresponds to the triangle of evolution. The role of the solar plexus is to sacrifice itself in order to ensure the proper functioning of the brain; and not only of the brain, but of all the other organs as well.
As children humans only know how to take
This means that the role of the solar plexus is more spiritual than that of the brain, and, knowing this, we should do all we can to ensure that it has the conditions it needs to work and fulfil its mission.
The essential thing to remember is that man cannot lock himself into a one-sided attitude. Once the cup is full it has to be emptied again. This is true in the life of every single individual, for we all begin life as children, who only know how to take, before becoming adults and learning to give.
But as adults, humans also need to learn how to give
It is also true in the life of humanity as a whole. For a very long time humanity has been in the selfish state of childhood, in which it has thought only of taking everything for itself, and the result has been war and devastation. It is time now for humanity to learn to give.
This is why I say that the religions that urge men to concentrate on saving their souls and seeking eternal bliss for themselves are no longer valid. It is time to give something to the earth, to make the earth beautiful so that it may vibrate in harmony with heaven.‘
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
Complete Works Vol. 26, A New Dawn: Society and Politics in the Light of Initiatic Science