The Healing Balm of Love

The Healing Balm of Love
According to the ancient Wisdom tradition of the Japanese and Chinese Five Element Theory, Joy and Love are the positive qualities of the Heart, while sorrow and bitterness are it’s negative aspects. For the Sage this is most valuable knowledge, as one seeks to help and to soften, to warm and to melt, the frozen coverings that have formed over the tender fabric of the Heart.
Depending on the severity of one’s life experiences, the delicate fabric that surrounds our heart becomes injured. In some cases this damage can be intuited by a Healer to be delicate scars that mar the surface, but leave the heart still soft and supple. These tiny scars are much like the ones we carry on our physical bodies after small injuries. They serve as reminders of the injury, yet they mostly do not impede our functioning in the world. In other cases, larger scars arise from deeper woundings, yet still one’s heart remains open to Love and trust.
However there are some life experiences so deep and ongoing, that they cause the tender heart to become surrounded with a thick covering, similar to a callous that forms upon ones hand or foot. This thick covering is created by a strong need, to keep one’s Innermost Being ‘safe’, impenetrable from further harm.
A calloused Heart is thus defended against both real and perceived attacks, by a storehouse of bitterness and anger, which serve to keep others at a safe distance. And yet, the calloused heart also keeps beauty and love from being fully experienced, because one’s tenderness and softness of heart lie buried somewhere deep within. Thus one exists alone with one’s pain.
Yet, just as in fairy tales, someone often arrives to help, in the form of a Lover or Friend who has just the perfect salve for healing a wounded Heart. This most delicious remedy is of course nothing by love, which leads to a gradual softening and healing of the subtle and deep lines and scars.
This miracle salve works by causing a bubbling forth of outbursts of Joy, as the tender and repeated applications of love are carefully applied, by one who has been especially Chosen, for the task at Hand.
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In Wisdom’s Light, A Message of Peace for All People, Vol. IV, The Original Documents, Emi Miller
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Mahasamadhi Paramahansa Yogananda, March 5th

“The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.
“It is not your passing thoughts or brilliant ideas so much as your plain everyday habits that control your life….Live simply. Don’t get caught in the machine of the world— it is too exacting. By the time you get what you are seeking your nerves are gone, the heart is damaged, and the bones are aching. Resolve to develop your spiritual powers more earnestly from now on. Learn the art of right living. If you have joy you have everything,so learn to be glad and contented….Have happiness now.” 
― Paramahansa Yogananda
Born: January 5, 1893, Gorakhpur, India, Died: March 7, 1952, Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
His Beloved Master, Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri sent him to the United States to bring Kriya Yoga to the west. He has two main Self Realization Centers in the U.S., one in Encinitas, Ca., and one in Los Angelos, and many other centers throughout the US and the world. 
MAHASAMADHI — Leaving the body as a Realized Being, and entering into the Divine Realm
March 7th is Paramahansa Yogananda’s Mahasamadhi. When he was in Encinitas, Ca. at his beautiful Self Realization Fellowship, he gently let his disciples know that he would soon leave his body. They were so sad! And so Yogananda wrote this poem for them. 
When I Take the Vow Of Silence
By Paramahansa Yogananda

When I take the vow of silence
To remain enlocked with my Beloved
In the arms of His everywhereness
I shall be busy listening to His symphony
Of creation’s bliss songs, and beholding hidden
Wondrous visions.
Yet I shall not be oblivious of you all.
I shall mutely watch you
Walking o’er me in the fresh grass-blades
And seeing me in my living leafy presences.
I shall behold you with mothering tenderness
Through every crimson blossom
That wears a blush of love to bring you delight.
I shall caress you with the enfolding breeze
To relieve you worries and fears;
And enwrap you in sun warmth
When the chill of delusive loneliness strays into your heart.
When you gaze at the ocean
You will be looking right at me.
United with my Beloved on the altar of the horizon,
Sky-canopied with silver rays o’er the azure wavy hazy
I shall not speak except through your reason,
Nor scold except through your conscience.
I shall persuade only through your love
And your heart’s longing to see the Beloved only.
I shall tempt you-but with the sole temptation
To enjoy the Beloved’s love alone.
Forget me if you will, but not my Beloved!
Remembering Him you cannot forget me.
photo: The Garden at Self Realization Fellowship, Encinitas, Ca. If you ever get to Encinitas, Ca, you will be very blessed to visit the Self Realization Fellowship. It is a Garden of Paradise right here on Earth. And if you stay for one of the Services, the chanting will elevate your heart and Spirit. The Center in Los Angelos is also very lovely.  Yogananda is beloved throughout the world. If you want to begin to know him, you can read his Autobiography of a Yogi. There are many other of his writings on presence and Divine Love on his website below. He is buried in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park, in Glendale, CA — Web Source
The Great Work
In the beginning of our development as Humanity, we were, as young children. As young children, we could not easily understand trigonometry. Therefore the Divine Wisdom which we received, was given on a very elementary level, so that we might begin to understand. As we do not stop teaching our children, but add to their knowledge continuously as they develop, the Divine continuously teaches humanity. Thus, we are taught that heaven and hell are separated, and we, as human beings, are placed in-between. We are told that our actions, thoughts and words lead us to one or the other of these two places upon our deaths. Though religions may dispute over the word, “Karma”, we can be sure that the understanding of heaven and hell is based upon this same Divinely Given principle of the ancient Law of Karma.
Now, we are becoming able to understand that heaven and hell do not reside separately from humanity: they exist within us, throughout the entirety of our Soul’s journey. We have a great opportunity, while within our human lifetime, to work upon the development of our Soul and the One Soul of All. Focusing on the darkness, we will surely bring darkness; Focusing upon the Light, we will one day receive the Light.
Some might say, “Many Holy Ones spent their lives focusing on the Light, yet it did not come. If the great ones could not ‘Do It’, how can we?” Yet, we can say that their work is still in process: Can a tender stem become a rose before its time?
Our faith must remain constant and undisturbed by all outward appearances, as all of our great Messengers have shown. Look at a few recent examples of holiness within our time: The Dali Lama, Thich Naht Hahn, Meher Baba, Black Elk, Yogananda, Mother Teresa. They lived within dark-end places. Each of them could have fallen by the wayside and seen ‘no hope’ for humanity. Instead, their straight arrow forever pointed them toward the Source of All Peace! Their Work, passed on to their followers today, is to dedicate each day, each moment, to the Sacred: to Peace, Beauty and Harmony with all. In this way their lives continue to bring their Truth before our very eyes — They carry the Love-Light of the Divine, into areas of hell on the Earth Plane, and we turn toward them, their strength and resolution, and become strong.
We seek them out, as has been true with all great Messengers of Peace, and become inspired to “Do” this Great Work too! Such dedicated, collective work leaves its holy mark forever upon the Earth. We might now ask the question, “What would happen on Earth if we each followed this Divine PathWay?” This, of course, is the Holy Work all of the Divine Ones had in mind.
photo: Saying of Kasturba Gandhi, Web Source
In Wisdom’s Light, A Message of Peace for all People, the Original Documents, Vol. IV, Emi Miller
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