“Even after all these years, I still remember certain experiences I had when I was young, in Bulgaria. In the Summer, when the master Peter Deunov and the members of the Brotherhood camped in the Rila Mountains, I would sometimes climb up and spend the night at the top of Mount Musallah. I would wrap myself up in several blankets and, stretching out on my back, I would gaze up at the starry sky and try to to link myself myself to the cosmic forces and entities of which the stars are only the physical aspect. I could not understand all that they said to me, but I loved them; my whole soul glowed with the wonder of them while I lay and looked at them until, without realizing, I finally fell asleep. Sometimes it would snow a little during the night and I would wake up to find myself under a light covering of snow. But that never worried me: I was happy!
Those were the years in which I discovered the extraordinary peace that floods your being when you spend a night on the mountain. I found myself transported to regions in which I felt and understood that the only activity that really matters in life is to become one with the cosmic Spirit that animates the universe. The slightest little thing in the everyday life of human beings torments them and sets them at each others’ throats. Their consciousness has such a narrow field of vision that they think there is nothing more important than their petty cares, ambitions, love affairs and quarrels. They cannot see the immensity, the infinite reaches of the heavens over their heads which, if only they would lift their eyes to it, would permit them to break the bonds that restrict them and allow them to breathe a purer air. Don’t be like that; don’t deprive yourself of all the different opportunities that arise to lighten the burdens of daily life.
When the sky is clear at night, therefore, get into the habit of gazing at the stars and drinking in the peace that flows so sweetly from a starry sky. Put yourself in touch with each star and you will find that they respond and speak to you like living, intelligent souls. Try to pick out one with which you feel a special infinity and link yourself to it, imagine that you go and talk to it or that it comes and talks to you. The stars are very highly evolved souls. If you listen to them, you will find the solution to many of your problems and feel more peaceful and enlightened.
Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov The Path of Silence – The Revelations of a Starry Sky