And now, I want to say a little more about the eyes, the ears and the mouth. We receive light through our eyes and sound through our ears. What an extraordinary relationship there is between the eyes and the ears!
Take the way in which light and sound are propagated: light travels freely through a vacuum, less easily through air, even less easily through water, in which it is refracted and from which it is partly reflected, and less easily still through solids.
With sound, however, it is just the opposite: it cannot travel through empty space, it needs a material medium; sound is more easily transmitted through liquids than through air and more easily still through solids than through liquids.
In respect to the medium of transmission, therefore, light is the exact opposite of sound. It descends from the regions of greatest subtlety, making its way ever more laboriously through regions of greater and greater density until it reaches solid matter. Sound, on the contrary, originates on the level of solid matter and rises to the subtler regions, gradually decreasing in intensity until it fades away altogether in emptiness.
The power of sound (the word) lies in the realm of matter, but light, which is powerful in the realm of the spirit, existed before sound. This is why our ears and eyes are designed in accordance with different laws, the one being related to wisdom and the other to truth. Light illuminates the forms and colours which reveal beauty, and beauty is an expression of the truth that formed the eyes.
Sound (the word) is related to the ears, the ears to wisdom and wisdom to the mouth, for it is the mouth that utters words. The mouth, ears and eyes form a triangle, and many different combinations of the three are possible. The eyes contemplate, the ears hear and the mouth tells what the eyes have seen and the ears heard. And herein lies the secret of the intimate relationship between love, wisdom and truth.
And now I want to give you the following exercise: as soon as you wake up in the morning, you should open your eyes consciously, turn your gaze inwards to your inner eye and listen to the voice that is speaking within you. If you do this you will hear your programme for this new day. But the three angles of the triangle must be included in this exercise; in other words, let your mouth act in conjunction with your eyes and ears by saying the following formula: ‘Thank You, Lord, for giving me good health today. May my day be blessed. Help me to do Your will.’
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
Complete Works, Vol. 1, The Second Birth, Love, Wisdom, Truth