Since August 2021, every month we have been exploring each of the twelve attributes that the Mother says are essential for full manifestation of Her Work. We have now come to Peace. Like the previous eleven issues, here also we explore the soul-quality of Peace in its various dimensions — inner and outer, individual and collective.
Indian mulberry flower is given the spiritual significance – Peace in the sex center. Building upon this, the author reflects on the indispensability of peace in the lower vital part of the being.
The author writes – If you are wondering what made the Mother choose candytuft flower for equanimity, maybe the flower itself has an answer for you. Could it be that when seen from a distance the cluster of flowers looks like one flower but when we get closer we can see the individual small white flowers having their own sepals, petals and a centre? Read on.
Just like the fragrance of Sweet Alyssum, also known as Sweet Alison, spreads all around in the garden attracting honeybees, butterfliers and other pollinators, goodness also spreads its fragrance all around. Read a sweet story about goodness here.
The Mother explains the tremendous receptive capacity of flowers, stones and ornaments and how they can be used as transmitter of the divine forces.
Aspiration is like an arrow, or like a flame rising upward. But it has to be tended, constantly rekindled. Its direction also needs to be reset when it tends to go here and there. It has to be purified so that no desire or demand gets mixed up with it. Its goal has to be kept in front, always. And what happens when it goes into hiding somewhere? How to light the fire again? And what about the Grace? Will Divine Grace help me rekindle my aspiration? These and many other questions have been explored in the variety of selections featured in this issue.
The author reflects on her patient inner work which helped her experience a deeper harmony, and the endurance it took her to work through the challenges.
In our flower-meditation series, Sheeba Naaz reflects on her own experience and a few other gratitude stories she has heard and witnessed around her. She reminds us that it is not really the happiness which makes us feel grateful but on the contrary it is gratefulness that makes us happy. The Mother’s ‘handkerchief’ story also finds a special place of honour in this beautiful piece.