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We must march on with the quiet certitude that what has to be done will be done . With my blessings- The Mother

Make Your Consciousness Vast

Sweet Mother, how can we make our consciousness vast?

Vast? Ah, there are many ways of doing this.
  The easiest way is to identify yourself with something vast. For instance, when you feel that you are shut up in a completely narrow and limited thought, will, consciousness, when you feel as though you were in a shell, then if you begin thinking about something very vast, as for example, the immensity of the waters of an ocean, and if really you can think of this ocean and how it stretches out far, far, far, far, in all directions, like this (Mother stretches out her arms), how, compared with you it is so far, so far that you cannot see the other shore, you cannot reach its end anywhere, neither behind or in front nor to the right or left. ..it is wide, wide, wide, wide. ..you think of this and then you feel that you are floating on this sea, like that, and that there are no limits. ...This is very easy. Then you can widen your consciousness a little.
  Other people, for example, begin looking at the sky; and then they imagine all those spaces between all those stars, and all. ..that kind of infinity of spaces in which the earth is a tiny point, and you too are just a very tiny point, smaller than an ant, on the earth. And so you look at the sky and feel that you are floating in these infinite spaces between the planets, and that you are growing vaster and vaster to go farther and farther. Some people succeed with this.
  There is a way also by trying to identify yourself with all things upon earth. For example, when you have a small narrow vision of something and are hurt by others' vision and point of view, you must begin by shifting your consciousness, try to put it in others, and try gradually to identify yourself with all the different ways of thinking of all others. This is a little more. ..how shall I put it? ... dangerous. Because to identify oneself with the thought and will of others means to identify oneself with a heap of stupidities (Mother laughs) and bad wills, and this may bring consequences which are not very good. But still, some people do this more easily. For instance, when they are in disagreement with someone, in order to widen their consciousness they try to put themselves in the place of the other and see the thing not from their own point of view but from the point of view of the other. This widens the consciousness, though not as much as by the first ways I spoke about, which are quite innocent. They don't do you any harm, they do you much good. They make you very peaceful.

 

-THE MOTHER
( Vol.6, p. 344-345)

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It is certainly the first time that the Supramental has come down as a general force of transformation for the whole earth. It is a new starting point in the terrestrial creation. - The Mother