Alice Bailey‘s Treatise on White Magic lists the first two rules as follows:
- The Solar Angel collects himself, scatters not his force but, in meditation deep, communicates with his reflection.
- When the shadow hath responded, in meditation deep the work proceedeth. The lower light is thrown upward; the greater light illuminates the three, and the work of the four proceedeth.
The first rule is very insightful. What it claims is that it is the indwelling Soul – the greater light – that is meditating upon the personality – the reflection or shadow. It is suggestive that there are times when the Self is occupied with this meditation.
In the second rule we discover that the personality must meet the Soul with equal concentration. But in reality it is the Soul that is meditating, which is why I suppose Buddha could remark that all human beings were already enlightened.
The three being illuminated here is the personality by the soul. The soul it must be remembered is non-dualistic. In the world of the Soul there is no separation .
For a long time, aeons indeed, the personality has been active and the soul passive. Here in dhyana the personality is quietened to become receptive to the now active soul. The personality awakens to that which was always awake.
May you awaken and be free.