21 May 2002, the day we celebrate the names of Constantine and Helen in Greece. The choir of a Conservatory presents a programme of songs on the passion of Christ. The singers, the pianist and the choir with the director have just taken their places on stage. They start singing. Next to each one of them I see a form of light. It is their guides. We are never alone. The image of these people with their guides fills me with optimism and the confidence that everything is and will work out fine. The anxiety, the stage fright of the artists before the show, is absorbed by the luminous entities that with rock-steady stability stand next to each one of them and give the charge-power, the energy needed to cope in a performance. The anxiety prevents the energy from flowing in order to perform, so the guides set it right by encouraging them. Whoever is fully connected to his Self, part of which is his guide, reaches the perfect performance.
I wonder how I am so sure that these are the guides and not the ethereal bodies of the artists.
I have already described the ethereal bodies of people. The characteristic of ethereal bodies is that they come and go from the material body and don't stand firmly next to it, as guides do. The other difference is that the bodies of the guides are very bright and appear with a yellowish light, as they're painted, while the ethereal bodies of most people look like a grey cloud. In some others, who have pure souls, their ethereal body is as clear as the light of the masters' body. In this case also, the difference is that the ethereal enters the material body, or doesn't take leave of it completely, or rarely does so. We could say that it inhabits the material body with pleasure, because it is fed from all those positive qualities that bring on the Light.
Each moment, in whatever effort someone makes, his guide, the Light, stands beside him and gives him the strength to carry through his task. I'm thinking of the actors in the theatre. Their guide is always by their side. Even more so in more extreme situations, such as a surgery, on which the survival of our material body depends.