The Still Point, Great Silence, and Original Sound

December 25th, 2006

I thought I was going to write about the still point and creation but I remembered I read in The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life: Volume 1 about this subject which used another term, zero-point, so I re-read the chapter and did a Wikipedia and Google search.

In Wikipedia “Zero-point energy” is described as follows:
In physics, the zero-point energy is the lowest possible energy that a quantum mechanical physical system may possess; it is the energy of the ground state of the system. All quantum mechanical systems have a zero point energy. The term arises commonly in reference to the ground state of the quantum harmonic oscillator and its null oscillations.
In quantum field theory, it is a synonym for the vacuum energy, an amount of energy associated with the vacuum of empty space.
In cosmology, the vacuum energy is taken to be the origin of the cosmological constant.
Because zero point energy is the lowest possible energy a system can have, this energy cannot be removed from the system.

In Google search I typed “zero-point technology” and I was shocked by two articles, the first one was an interview with the director of Project Earth, “The Truth About ZP Technology: A Wake-Up Call to the American People”, and the second one was “Secrets from the Stars: Dr. Steven Greer’s Disclosure Project.” Both talked about zero-point energy, alien, and things we do not know.

Anyway, zero-point technology is often called Free Energy, which means we can get unlimited energy for free. Tesla was the first one to talk about zero-point when he was given the vision of infinite electrical power without fuel.

How is this zero point related to creation? As illustrated in The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life: Volume 1 every one of the Fibonacci spirals of curved female nature passes through zero point at the exact center of the human body. “This zero point is the creation point, or what we would call the womb.”

It seems to me this creation point is the still point we strive to reach in meditation. It is the point with no time, no space, no state, and no anything. It is all calm and empty, yet all aware. It is the inner world we finally arrive where the Light originates.

I can’t help but citing T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets:

“The way upward and the way downward are the same.

Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future,
And time future contained in time past.
If all time is eternally present

What might have been and what has been
Point to one end, which is always present

At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless;
Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is,
But neither arrest nor movement. And do not call it fixity,
Where past and future are gathered. Neither movement from nor towards,
Neither ascent nor decline. Except for the point, the still point,


Of time past and time future.

Has answered light to light, and is silent, the light is still
At the still point of the turning world.”

This still point in our inner world might be like a fractal, infinite and unlimited. That means when we arrive at one still point there is another one waiting for us to attain, and then another one and another. Could this be why we are called multidimensional beings?

All the sages, masters and saints achieved in entering their inner world so they became free, great, and immortal. They transformed and liberated. They purified themselves to make their heart (conscience) become as light as Maat’s feather (truth and justice) so they passed the Hall of Judgment.

I thought of Saint Theresa, the Little Flower. She wanted to be a saint but faced her failures and weaknesses. Then she found her “Little Way.” She understood that she just needed to be like a child and let Jesus take her in his arms to ride on a speedy elevator to sainthood. She made herself as pure as a child and loved Jesus with her pure love. She wrote:

“He has no need of our works but only of our love.”
“For simple souls there must be no complicated ways.”

Children are purer and closer to the truth. It is no wonder that “Unless you become like a little child you cannot enter the kingdom of God.” Maybe we were at our truest essence when we were a child.

Now I remember the story of “The Great Silence” from “Tales of a Magic Monastery” written by Theophane the Monk.

“I asked the monk at the magic monastery to teach me how to be in silence.
The monk said, ‘do you want to learn that Great Silence?’
‘Where do you think you can find it?’ the monk asked.
I said ‘I thought it’s deep inside me. If I can go deep into my heart I can finally get rid of all the noise. This is quite difficult, could you help me?’
The monk said, ‘I had been there before. I spent many many years to walk in there. When I was there I did experience the silence. But one day Jesus came and simply told me “Come, follow me.” I came out of that silence and never went back.’
‘I found the Great Silence, I have understood, noise is inside.’ ”

So our still point is in our inner world and our impurity is inside as well.

Could it be love, the unconditional love, being THE way to purify us so we may return to our true selves?

Once we remember who we really are I am sure that’s time to hear that original sound, “Let it be light!”

 

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Windblown Affections – pastel painting by Maria Yu

 

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