Sabian Symbols: The flow of inspiration
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
16th degree of Pisces (15°- 16°)
FINDING GRACE IN STILLNESS
An important part of our life practice is to find inner peace
Any creative person is at the point of connectedness between the hidden source of inspiration and their immediate time and place. Each moment has its own unique qualities, scenarios and needs and an inspiration can be found by those who have learned how to tune in to the quietness that surrounds us all always. Often called the muse, or spirit guides, or angels, there is some aware force of life that directs itself to address the questions of the moment in original ways. This can only happen when we have faith, the strength of character to make a new statement in the world, and the ability to concentrate and be quiet.
IN THE QUIET OF HIS STUDY A CREATIVE INDIVIDUAL EXPERIENCES A FLOW OF INSPIRATION
In the quest of his study a creative individual experiences a flow of inspiration
Spirituality must meet real problems as well as imagined ones
With the development of civilisation came humanity’s attempts to form relationship with greater, unseen forces – this is the birth of human spirituality. To early inhabitants of the planet, survival issues made it essential that spiritual power had practical potentiality. Indeed if our spirituality does not serve us in real terms, then what is it for? In fact, what is it, except the projection of personal fantasy?
Even today, everyday living throws up critical questions that we find we need to address in such a way that both expediency and principle are considered carefully – and, if possible, reconciled. Our spirituality must meet real problems as well as imagined ones. Only the smallest minority of people who consider themselves spiritual are willing and capable of finding alignment between the seen and unseen realms. For these it is intuitively obvious that, without such alignment, there is certain to be imperfection of understanding in both worlds.
The world is a cornucopia – there are unlimited resources available for our enjoyment, and they motivate us towards the realisation of the potential inner condition of spiritual abundance.
In order to reach this rich harvest, it is entirely necessary to put to the test our skills, and the knowledge we have gained through our experiences. We learn to welcome such challenges because, without them, we could not expand the expression of self to its fullest potential.
Without exception everyone – sinner or saint – can draw deep upon the wellspring of inspiration that flows unceasingly from the unseen realms into our world. This is spirituality in action, the jewel in the crown, the pinnacle of human accomplishment.
Maturity in an individual is evidenced by their conscious sensitivity to this ever-present phenomenon of the descent of light. There is a clear process, which can be learned through meditation and spiritual practice, for bringing down the light of spirit into human affairs. We need challenges so that we can rise to them, and we need to draw down the light of inspiration, so that we can deal with them.
Such awareness bestows an exceptional ability to meet anything that comes up – however unusual – with ingenuity, poise and imagination, although we do need to guard against hubris – disdaining others less clever or adroit. The proof that we have mastered this skill is that we are never-endingly finding ingenious ways to cope with life.
The flow of inspiration
Commentary from Rochelle Beaty
This speaks of a creative person that knows how to connect to the Buddhic plane, like an Athlete knows how to find the “zone”. The creative person taps into the Buddhic plane to receive divine inspiration to bring into form. It seems like the energy is happening from consciousness to source to consciousness.
Compared to Aquarius 11, (During a silent hour, a man receives a new inspiration which may change his life), I found both symbols to be similar in the respect of allowing the mind to quiet and allow information to flow down into consciousness. Both symbols seem to be adapt at this process and place where this communion happens. I find the difference is that with Aquarius 11, a soul in silence receiving information that may not have been sought after but what the higher self, universe, guides are sending as a guiding hand. Source to consciousness. With Pisces 16, I see a soul that is seeking help from the divine to help bring to form the intentions of that soul. I see this as what many artist, composers, writers etc use to help them create their works. Consciousness to Source to Consciousness.