Mother Answers on The Psychic Opening
Sweet Mother, when we see you in a dream, is it always a
No, not necessarily. It can be a fact. This means that instead
of seeing physically, one sees in the subtle physical or the
vital or the mind. But one sees something of me: for instance,
if I send out a force or a thought or a movement, an action
to someone, in his atmosphere this takes my form, in his mental
consciousness it takes my form. So he sees it. It is a fact.
I send something and he sees it. It is not my whole being
(there the interpretation goes wrong most of the time), but
it is something of myself.
this always has some significance, Mother, hasn't it?
it has a significance. It has mostly even a very precise aim:
either it is that I want to do something or to say something
to someone, or it is that I want to change something in that
person or give him some needed knowledge or else I want to
put someone on his guard against somethingput him on
his guard, tell him to be carefulor else I come to answer
a question at times.
Symbolic dreams... symbolic dreams are usually very coherent,
one remembers everything, to the least detail; it is more
living, more real, more intense than the material life, and
it is fairly rare. When one returns from a symbolic dream,
one remembers everything, all the details, and feels that
one has lived for those moments a much intenser and truer
life than the physical one. And it leaves a very deep impression
upon you. This does not happen very often, you know. Usually
it comes when it is very necessary.
anyone any dreams to narrate?
would be interesting. I could give you an example. If you
have a dream to relate, I could explain it to you.
Mother, I have a dream to tell.
You have one. Let us hear your dream.
One day, when you were giving blessings,
I went to you, you took me in your arms and embraced me
for quite some time.
And then? That's all?
said something to me, but...
But what it was you don't remember!
(Another child) Mother, sometimes
I see you weeping in my dreams.
What? I am weeping?
Yes, You, weeping.
I, I weep? (Laughter)
a little!... That's when one is very sad oneself, isn't
indeed, is very symbolic. It means precisely... no, I shall
tell you afterwards. But generally speaking, it means this:
that every time one is unhappy, well, it is one more suffering
added to the collective suffering of the Divine.
is from a state of deep compassion that the Divine acts in
Matter and this deep compassion is translated in Matter precisely
by this psychic sorrow which is spoken about here. We read
that this evening. That is as though something were reversed,
it is the same thing but reversed in this way (Mother joins
her hands and then opens them as in an offering.)
Well, the Divine's state of compassion is translated in the
psychic consciousness by a sorrow that is not egoistic, a
sorrow that is the expression of the identification through
sympathy with universal sorrow. In the Prayers and Meditations
I have said this (in one of the later ones), I have described
at length an experience in which I say, "I wept... the
sweetest tears of my life", because it was not over myself
that I wept, you understand. Well, that is it. You know, human
beings always suffer because of egoistic causes, humanly.
Even when, for instance (I have explained this often), they
lose someone they loved, and suffer and weep, it is not over
the state of that person they weep, for most of the time,
ninety-nine times out of a hundred, they do not know the state
of the person, they cannot even know whether that person is
happy or unhappy, whether he is suffering or in peace, but
it is over the sense of separation they themselves experience,
because they loved to have that person near them and he has
gone. So, always at the root of human sorrow there is a turning
back upon oneself, more or less conscious, more or lesshow
to put it?acknowledged, but it is always that. Even
when one weeps over another's misery, there is always a mixture.
There is a mixture, but as soon as the psychic gets mingled
in the sorrow, there is an element of "reversed compassion"
(that's what I was trying to explain a moment ago) which comes
into the being and, if one can disentangle the two, concentrate
upon that, come out of one's ego and unite with this reversed
compassion, through this one can come into contact with the
great universal Compassion which is something immense, vast,
calm, powerful, deep, full of perfect peace and an infinite
sweetness. And this is what I mean when I say that if one
just knows how to deepen one's sorrow, go right to its very
heart, rise beyond the egoistic and personal part and go deeper,
one can open the door of a great revelation. That does not
mean that you must seek sorrow for sorrow's sake, but when
it is there, when it comes upon you, always if you can manage
to rise above the egoism of your sorrowseeing first
which is the egoistic part, what it is that makes you suffer,
what the egoistic cause of your suffering is, and then rising
above that and going beyond, towards something universal,
towards a deep fundamental truth, then you enter that infinite
Compassion, and there, truly it is a psychic door that opens.
So, if someone sees me shedding tears, if at that moment one
tries to unite completelyyou understand, to enter into
these tears, melt in themthis can open the door. One
can open the door and have the full experience, a very exceptional
experience, which leaves a very deep mark upon your consciousness.
Usually it is never effaced. But if the door closes again,
if once again you become what you are in your ordinary movements,
that still remains somewhere behind and you can go back to
it in moments of intense concentration; you can go back to
it and you feel once again that immensity of an infinite sweetness,
a great peace, which... understands everything but not intellectually,
which has compassion for all things, which can embrace all
things and so heal all things.
Naturally, it is always the same thing: one must... must sincerely
want to be healed, for otherwise it does not work. If one
wants to have the experience solely for the experience's sake
and then the next minute one returns to what one was before,
this does not work. But if sincerely one wants to be healed,
if one has a real aspiration to overcome the obstacle, to
riserise above oneself, to give up all that pulls one
back, to break the limits, become clear, purify oneself of
all that blocks the way, if truly one has the intense
will not to fall back into past errors, to surge up from the
darkness and ignorance, to rise into the light, stripped of
all that is too human, too small, too ignorantthen that
works. It works, works powerfully. At times it works definitively
and totally. But there must be nothing that clings to the
old movements, keeps quiet at the moment, hides itself, and
then later shows its face and says, "Yes, yes, it is
very fine, your experience, but now it is my turn!" Then,
when that happens, I do not answer for anything, because sometimes,
as a reaction it becomes worse. That is why I always come
back to the same thing, say always the same thing: one must
be truly sincere, truly.
One must be ready, if there is something which is clinging,
clinging tightly, one must be ready to tear it away completely,
without its leaving any trace behind. This is why at times
one makes the same mistake and repeats it, until the suffering
is sufficiently great to impose a total sincerity. One must
not try that method, it is bad. It is bad because it destroys
many things, it wastes much energy, spreads bad vibrations.
But if one can't do otherwise, well, in the intensity of suffering
one can find the will for perfect sincerity.
And there is a momentin everyone's lifethere is
a moment when this need for perfect sincerity comes as a definitive
choice. There is a moment in one's individual life, also a
moment in the collective life when one belongs to a group,
a moment when the choice must be made, when the purification
must be done. Sometimes this becomes very serious,
it is almost a question of life and death for the group: it
must make a decisive progress... if it wants to survive.
No other dreams?
first child) Sweet Mother, you did not give the explanation
of my dream.
is no explanation, my child. You saw something of which you
are not conscious in your physical being, that's all. The
Forces are always there, full of tender affection, love, help,
of... but one is not aware of this because one lives in too
narrow, too small a consciousness. There is no need of any
explanation, these things are not explained. It is a fact.
If you like, there is an experience, a fact, something happensthere
is also its translation in your brain. When you wake up it
is a sort of interpretation of your dream which you remember.
It is very rarely that one is conscious at the time the experience
occurs and conscious of the experience as it really is. For
that one must be very wakeful during the night, quite awake
in one's sleep. Usually this is not the case. There is one
part of the being which has an experience; when that part
of the being which had gone out of the body re-enters it,
brings back the experience, the brain receives a contact with
this experience, translates it by images, words, ideas, impressions,
feelings, and when one wakes up one cahes something of this,
and with that makes a "dream". But it is only a
transcription of something that has happenedwhich has
an analogy, a similarity, but which wasn't exactly what one
receives as a dream.
In your experience of the night which produced the dream,
you entered into contact with these Forces which always
envelop, help, sustain, and... you understand, don't you?which
are full of love and tenderness, which help and welcome all
those who comewhich, in fact, are there, everywhere
at work all the time. So you became aware of that. When you
woke up, this was translated through images you know, that
is, that you come to see me, receive blessings, and then as
there was a new feelingthat of contact with this Force
which envelops and helpsthis gave you the impression
that I was taking you in my arms and embracing you. It was
translated in this way. The fact is there; the translation
is that of your brain.
Some people make me do very funny things at night! I have
heard all kinds of extraordinary stories. But it is always
the same thing: there is a fact behind, they entered into
contact either with an emanation or with a force or an action,
as I was saying just now, but then, in their brain it was
translated by images which at times are very astonishing!
But that, of course, is their translation. As for me, when
they tell me all that, it gives me the exact picture
of the state of their mental, vital and physical consciousness.
Just the deformation in the translation suffices for me to
know what the state of their mind is. And I cannot tell them,
"It was not I", for it was I! Only they have changed
this in their own way, which is at times quite surprising!
Still, in the present instance, the image is very fine.
we are, my children, anything else?
Mother, last week I had a dream.
well, tell us.
It was an afternoon after a storm
and I was on the seashore. The sea had receded very far
and there was a village where I saw horses of stone. There
were four horses, perhaps, in black stone, and above them
there was a white horse, in marble perhaps, and this one
was shining with many colours.
It was when the sea had receded?
it local or general? I mean, was it any sea or the sea here?
Were you on the shore here?
It was at the Tennis Ground.
Oh! You were watching from the Tennis Ground?
I could see the lighthouse also.
The lighthouse. Four black horses and one white horse.
number is not certain.
The white horse was one alone.
Perhaps it concerns the future of Pondicherry. It is a pity
you don't remember the number. It could have given an indication.
There had been a kind of tempest?
the sea had receded afterwards?
It is symbolical.
The sky was then very clear.
Yes, yes. After the storm the sky clears up.
I can't tell definitively because some information is missing.
But still, it concerns perhaps the future of Pondicherry.
We shall see that.
But you can tell the future of Pondicherry
without the dream!
Without the dream? (Laughter) Ah!
Very well, for the moment we are in the storm. We shall
see when the sea recedes. (Laughter)
child) I had a dream in which I went for blessings and you
gave me three flowers: "mental honesty", next
"surrender", and last, I think, "quiet mind".
is very good. It is very necessary! (Laughter)
is a fact. You have only to take it like that and make an
effort to have a quiet mind, see that this mind surrenders
and becomes perfectly honest. It is very good, it is a programmeand
later to be concentrated on.
my children, is that all?
I think we shall stop.
- The Mother