As you know, the student has often been told to visualize himself and the Master - about the size of a quarter inch - within the circumference of the etheric heart. He is told to picture, toward the close of his meditation the heart etheric, and therein build minute forms of the Master to Whom he is drawn and of himself. This he proceeds to do with due and elaborate care, with the aid of the imagination and loving effort, working daily on his figures till they become to him very real, and their building and forming becomes almost an automatic part of his meditation form. Then comes a day (usually when astrological conditions are fit and the moon approaches the full) when he becomes conscious within his brain that those figures are not the little puppets he thinks, but that he is within the figure representing himself, and that he stands literally and in all verity before the Master. This occurs at rare intervals at first, and the consciousness of the fact is held but for a few brief seconds; as progress is made, and every department of his nature and of his service develops, with greater frequency will come the experience, with longer periods will it be marked, until there comes a time when the pupil can link up as easily in this manner with his Master as earlier he formed his figures.
Just what did occur? The pupil had succeeded in doing three things:
Identifying himself with the figure within the heart, and aspiring to the Master.
Making a definite channel between the heart center (wherein he is endeavoring to focus his consciousness) and its corresponding head center. Each of the seven centers in the body, as you know, has a counterpart within the head. It is in the linking up of the center with its counterpart in the head that illumination comes. This, - in the case in point, - has been accomplished by the student. He has connected the heart with its head center.
Not only has he accomplished the two above things but he has so purified that part of the physical brain that corresponds with the particular head center that it can respond to the higher vibration necessitated, and therefore accurately record what has transpired.
- Letters on Occult Meditation