Sabian Symbols: Hidden choir singing
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Capricorn 20 (19° - 20°)
Putting aside the ego we find that greater joy comes from
shared celebration of our spiritual nature
Much of what we call service and think to be altruistic is not truly so, in part it is self-serving because we enjoy it and it adds to our kudos. If however we move into higher consciousness where our attention is entirely upon spiritual realms, and we move entirely out of the public eye, then we can become a humble agency for Spirit. Humility is a blessed experience that is rarely achieved but more easily accessed through surrendering into group consciousness.
A HIDDEN CHOIR IS SINGING DURING A RELIGIOUS SERVICE
A hidden choir is singing during a religious service
Through worship, one unifying motivation enables us to experience the full exaltation of self
The universe of all life is nothing more than a complex series of vibrations – sounds – hidden by our own limits of perception, which join together into a choir to create what is called the music of the spheres. It is intuitively pleasing to see that music is an excellent metaphor for what we know as spirituality, and although we may not be religious and prayerful, we all worship in our own different, often hidden, ways.
Similar to the choir, which is composed of many individual inputs, various different characters in our lives contribute to our fullest sense of who we are. Each one can help us to understand how best we can take the initiative to optimise our situations and expressions of self.
Each separate element of the choir’s harmony is itself reordered by participating in the unity of the whole. In the same way we ourselves are modified as, seeking harmony, we make adjustments to accommodate yet another person’s influence into our lives. At root, this image is of a symphony of cosmic reconciliations, a statement of harmony as the binding force of the universe.
Each part of the symphony, each one of us, is brought to the point of ultimate individual expression, achieved by having a single unified source of motivation, and a single focus of result. Sufis express this idea as of the diversity within Unity and the unity within Diversity.
This process carries the unique gift for establishing common interest – and it does it with such panache, that both beauty and truth are enhanced. We find that we are able to realise our authentic potential, even to the point of joy, simply by being part of it, and in harmony with it all.
This is no time for personal aloofness and lukewarm loyalties; this is the opportunity to experience the full and passionate exaltation of self as an aspect of the whole.
It is worship: it creates and celebrates the power of good for all by demonstrating how the one serves the many and the many serve the one.
Hidden choir singing
Commentary from Richard Grey
This is not ... A choir (visible & silent)...A choir singing (visible & singing)...A hidden choir (silent)
It is 'A hidden choir singing'. There are many of the 7 Words in play (aren't there always!).
N - the choir itself
H - the attention grabbed by the sounds created (unseen)
T - the beauty of the harmonies
G - decisions by each and every chorister concerning what, when and how to sing
P - singing together
S - sensitivity to the sounds created and appropriate adjustment
Y - the joy of singing and serving
Overall, I think the most subtle lesson here is Yes - (invisibly) working with others can increase bliss and joy