From the Gospel of Matthew 11:15:
He who has ears to hear, let him hear.
What could this possibly mean? Christ often spoke this phrase to emphasize certain truths that are particularly important for our salvation. And yet, one can imagine that those who listened had ears! Even today, those who read these writings must wonder what these words could mean for them…
It is certain that God speaks to us. Night and day, at every moment. This is the promise He made to us through His word: « I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Comforter comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you into all truth; for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. » (John 16:12-13). And we know that even two thousand years later, the Spirit is still at work… But who listens? Do we have ears to hear the truth He brings to the world? Do we care about signs ? Are we freed from our attachments, prejudices and judgments in order to open our hearts to this new reality?
Yes, God speaks to us. But we must learn how to listen… God, the great All is in everything on earth as it is in heaven. He is a God who manifests Himself in both visible and invisible things. So « having ears » means freeing oneself completely in order to open up spiritually which manifests around us. It means knowing that God speaks through situations in our lives, people we encounter, Nature itself,and also whispers of our heart! Our intuition,this small inner voice should be felt at every moment so as welcome light of soul’s truth.But how do we do it? How do we go about it?
It is true that in matter, man is not accustomed to listening to his inner space… So here, it is a question of cultivating timeless presence to accustom the mind to feel spiritual sensations. For hearing the words of God, hearing the voice of Heaven, is also and above all about connecting with our soul, the intimate presence of God within us. It is practicing feeling. To do this, we must silence the body and mind (the ego) in complete silence. Then the truth of the Word will descend upon us like a flowing spring to immerse us in celestial bliss.
Isn’t it wonderful? In the midst of the cacophony of our daily lives, isn’t it a unique opportunity to open ourselves up to an inner space of joy and peace? And even if such a spiritual journey requires constant work, demanding work, isn’t it worth it?