There is one special thing here that I thought you might want to hear about: that is spiritual friendship. Anyone is able to have a spiritual friendship anywhere, but here we kind of specialize in it. Now I think it might be more appropriate to say that Community life is like a laboratory instead of a greenhouse. We experiment in creating more spiritual relationships with each other and everything. Here we have a commitment to the kind of life we are living. This makes it necessary that we learn to live together in a very harmonious way. We are all here to offer ourselves to the Divine Mother and to grow spiritually so that we will have something to offer. We learn to love each other and to treat each other with respect. We accept our companions as they are, knowing that if we think there needs to be any change in our relationship, it is up to us to make it. It is such a beautiful thing. I think it is a real hope for humankind. It is like treating each one of my companions like that precious orchid in the Divine Mother’s garden. And everyone is like that. We treat everyone with this love and respect, because we are all the Divine Mother’s children, aren’t we?
I hope I haven’t confused you. You see Community life is actually neither a greenhouse nor a laboratory. Community life is. It is very hard to explain it. You may wonder why I even bother to try. Maybe it is because when you are older and you start wondering about the meaning of life, you will remember that there are men and women all over the world in different spiritual communities who are giving a meaning to their lives by the way they have chosen to live. This may not be how you will choose to live your life, but it will help you anyway, for you will know that the Divine Mother cares about you and what you do.
Perhaps this is all I should say for now. I have given you enough to think about for a long time. Now, at least, you have some idea what I am doing. Ask your mother to bring you to visit again, so we can laugh and talk as we did last time. I like getting to know you and your brother. Maybe we can even pray a little together. You are always in my prayers, as are all the children of the world, and all the children of the Divine Mother. And besides, we are always together in our hearts.
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