– Only the centre, our spirit, is our true place
At the theatre, sometimes ill-mannered members of the audience will seat themselves in the first row, hoping no one will come and make them move. But the usher arrives, asks to see their tickets and sends them to the gallery, and those who have reserved the seats come to take their rightful places. Well, the same thing happens in life. So if someone has momentarily taken the place that is rightfully yours, don’t worry, the ‘usher’ will come and chase the usurper away. Yes, in the great theatre of life, each of us receives a number corresponding to our allotted place, and it is up to us to discover and interpret this number.
Now you understand how vast this question of place is, for it isn’t limited to the social realm but embraces the whole of existence. Until people have found their place, they are like seeds waiting to be sown. And their place is in fertile soil where they will be able to grow. So many people are still like seeds stored away in a granary! Until they are put in the earth they won’t germinate, and their life will have no meaning for them. A seed that is planted in the earth germinates, grows, produces fruit and says, ‘At last, I have found my place!’ For its place was not in the granary where it would only shrivel or serve as food for the mice and worms; it was in the fertile soil of the spiritual world.
Once you have found the right place for your heart, your mind, your soul and your spirit, you will have found your true place. And then, wherever you are, whatever your material or social situation, you will feel at home. A symbol may help you to understand this. When treating other subjects I have often spoken to you of this symbol: a circle with a point in the centre.
The circle represents the vastness of infinite space, and the point in the centre is the spirit. The point is tiny, but thanks to the intensity of its vibrations it is present everywhere at once throughout the great expanse it sustains and vivifies. The solar system can be represented by this symbol and, at the other end of the scale, the cell as well. All creation is therefore present in this symbol.
Only those who have managed to form a circle of light around themselves have truly found their place. Thanks to this circle surrounding them, they benefit wherever they go from the best conditions for working and creating. Just as our physical body is protected by our skin, so our psychic body is protected by our aura. The moment we abandon this centre, it is as if this spiritual skin ruptures, and the slightest inconvenience causes us to lose our equilibrium and robs us of our peace. Only the centre, our spirit, is our true place.