Message 54: THE SHADOWS HERALDING THE LIGHT
Seraphin through Rosie, 14th May 2011

R: Dearest Seraphin: today I find myself thinking about the painting of Carl Gustav Carus entitled Balcony in Naples, and I feel you want me to use that as inspiration for the next message. In this painting, it is as if someone is in a shady room, looking out onto a balcony which is half in sunlight, half still in shadow. Past the light, curling iron railings, the harbour of Naples, and a ship with a lowered sail, is clearly visible. A musical instrument, an old-fashioned version of the guitar, is standing just inside the open door ...

S: Yes Dearest, this is a very peaceful, romantic and beautiful scene with a clear view into the distance, while still being very aware of the darkness of the room where the viewer is standing. The boat, ready, waiting and capable of transporting you to new shores, is also clearly visible, though the sail has not yet been raised.

The sun – and in this sense we mean the strength and intensity of the incoming spiritual light – has already fallen onto half of the balcony, but has not yet arrived in full force, as the room is still in darkness. And the sky is comparatively pale. However, it heralds the full brilliance of a completely clear sky of azure blue. 

What are the feelings of one who resides in this room? A feeling of impatience, perhaps, that the light has not yet arrived, but filled with joyous anticipation of the moment that the rays of warmth will fall on his or her face, bringing with it the expansion of his or her soul, lighting up the desires and memories of the future and the past, waking you to new possibilities and dimensions, filling you with the energy to take another route (for throwing yourself off the balcony to reach the departing ship is not an option), taking the stairs and walking into and exposing yourself to a new wave of light which is all fulfilling and destined to travel, with you, to the place in which you can live the ultimate experience which is the most suitable for you AND FOR YOU ALONE.

And we say, KNOW THAT THE LIGHT IS ON ITS WAY, RECOGNISE THE SHARPNESS OF THE SHADOW WHICH IT ALREADY THROWS ONTO THE BALCONY OF YOUR SOUL, AND PICK UP THE INSTRUMENTS WHICH ARE SO OBVIOUSLY LYING AROUND AND AT YOUR DISPOSAL TO SING THE MUSIC WHICH HERALDS THE ARRIVAL OF THE LIGHT.

The painting can be viewed under:
http://www.google.de/imgres?imgurl=h...CMTHswbsg_XDCw