PSYCHIC

The psychic being is the soul developing in the evolution.
SRI AUROBINDO

The true soul of man is ... in the true invisible heart hidden in some luminous cave of the nature: there under some infiltration of the divine Light is our soul, a silent inmost being of which few are even aware; for if all have a soul, few are conscious of their true soul or feel its direct impulse. There dwells the little spark of the Divine which supports this obscure mass of our nature and around it grows the psychic being, the formed soul or the real Man within us. It is as this psychic being in him grows and the movements of the heart reflect its divinations and impulsions that man becomes more and more aware of his soul, ceases to be a superior animal, and, awakening to glimpses of the godhead within him, admits more and more its intimations of a deeper life and consciousness and an impulse towards things divine. It is one of the decisive moments of the integral Yoga when this psychic being liberated, brought out from the veil to the front, can pour the full flood of its divinations, seeings and impulsions on the mind, life and body of man and begin to prepare the upbuilding of divinity in the earthly nature.
SRI AUROBINDO

It is the very nature of the soul or the psychic being to turn towards the Divine Truth as the sunflower to the sun; it accepts and clings to all that is divine or progressing towards divinity and draws back from all that is a perversion or a denial of it, from all that is false and undivine. Yet the soul is at first but a spark and then a little flame of godhead burning in the midst of a great darkness .... It is only when the life turns towards the Divine that the soul can truly come forward and impose its power on the outer members; for, itself a spark of the Divine, to grow in flame towards the Divine is its true life and its very reason of existence.
SRI AUROBINDO

The first [step of self-realisation] is the discovery of the soul, not the outer soul of thought and emotion and desire, but the secret psychic entity, the divine element within us. When that becomes dominant over the nature, when we are consciously the soul and when mind, life and body take their true place as its instruments, we are aware of a guide within that knows the truth, the good, the true delight and beauty of existence, controls heart and intellect by its luminous law and leads our life and being towards spiritual completeness. Even within the obscure workings of the Ignorance we have then a witness who discerns, a living light that illumines, a will that refuses to be misled and separates the mind's truth from its error, the heart's intimate response from its vibrations to a wrong call and wrong demand upon it, the life's true ardour and plenitude of movement from vital passion and the turbid falsehoods of our vital nature and its dark self-seekings. This is the first step of self-realisation, to enthrone the soul, the divine psychic individual in the place of the ego.
SRI AUROBINDO

First Appearance of the Psychic in Matter
A messenger of beauty.

Jatropha multifida
Coral plant, Physic nut
Tiny red or deep pink flowers with five separated rounded petals and a reddish pink stalk; borne in compound cymes. A medium to large shrub with large palmate leaves having eight to twelve deep lobes.

Photo Courtesy: Atamari

Intimacy with the Divine in the Psychic
The natural state of the fully developed Psychic.

Lagerstroemia indica
Crape myrtle, Crepe flower
Medium-sized mildly fragrant lavender pink flower, with delicate deeply crinkled petals and a conspicuous central tuft of yellow anthers; borne in dense terminal panicles. A floriferous shrub or small tree.

Photo Courtesy: Atamari

Psychic Enthusiasm
A state that only the Divine can awaken.

Petunia Xhybrida
Petunia
Medium to large scented single light pink salverform flowers with a narrow hairy tube and a broad soft often velvety limb, usually with a slightly scalloped edge; borne singly from the leaf axils. A floriferous annual herb with viscid flowers, stems and leaves.

Photo Courtesy: marilynnm63

Cheerful Psychic Enthusiasm
An assurance of success in spite of obstacles.

Petunia Xhybrida
Petunia
Medium to large scented double light pink salverform flowers with a narrow hairy tube and a broad soft often velvety limb, usually with a slightly scalloped edge; borne singly from the leaf axils. A floriferous annual herb with viscid flowers, stems and leaves.

Photo Courtesy: Bill Barber

Organisation of the Being around the Psychic
The first stage of transformation.

Plumbago indica
Small pinkish red salverform flower with five rounded lobes and a thin corolla tube, set in a dark red tubular calyx covered with hairs; borne in spikelike racemes. A semi-scandent evergreen shrub.

Photo Courtesy: Nipplerings72

Power of Psychic Expression
The psychic obtains its power of expression when it governs the whole being.

Antirrhinum majus
Snap dragon
Small bilabiate pink flowers with a short flattened corolla tube; the upper lip has two broad recurved lobes, the raised centre of the lower lip closes the "mouth" of the flower, the lower edge is lobed and somewhat ruffled; borne in erect racemes. A colourful annual or perennial.

Picture courtesy: Jmtimages

Power of the Psychic Consciousness
Psychic power organises the activities of the nature to make them progress.

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Chinese hibiscus, Hawaiian hibiscus, Rose- of-China
Medium to large double bright rose pink flower with ruffled petals and a deep red centre.

Photo Courtesy: Forest & Kim Starr

Psychic Aspiration
Constant, regular, organised, gentle and patient at the same time, resists all opposition, overcomes all difficulties.

Ixora chinensis
Ixora
Small pink salverform flower with the limb divided into four somewhat diamond-shaped lobes; borne in dense corymbs. A slightly fragrant medium-sized erect shrub.


Psychic Awakening in Matter

Matter opens itself to the spiritual life.

Dodonaea viscosa
Hopseed bush
Small green papery three-winged seed-capsules tinged with light maroon, turning brown when ripe; borne in clusters among the leaves. A medium-sized shrub or slender tree with ovate- lanceolate leaves.

Photo Courtesy: Bill Swindaman

Psychic Balance
Under the psychic influence all activity becomes balanced.

Begonia
Tiny pink waxy flowers with two prominent petals and yellow anthers and stigmas; borne in delicately balanced cymes. A succulent perennial herb often with beautifully coloured leaves.

Picture Courtesy: Olaf Leillinger

Perfect Psychic Balance

On the way to transformation.

Begonia
Medium-sized single or double pink flowers with two or more prominent petals and yellow anthers and stigmas; borne in delicately balanced cymes. .A succulent perennial herb often with beautifully coloured leaves.

Picture Courtesy: Longdistgramma

Psychic Centre
Luminous and calm, it is meant to govern the human being.

Canna Xgeneralis
Canna lily
Large showy predominantly salmon pink flowers marked with any other colour borne in terminal clusters on sturdy stems; erect perennial rhizomatous herb with lush foliage.

Photo Courtesy: Dinesh Valke

Psychic Dignity
Refuses all that lowers or debases.

Dahlia
Medium to large (10-15 cm) fully double pink flowers with symmetrically arranged ray florets in a variety of forms (broad, rounded or cupped).


Photo Courtesy: Monceau

Psychic Endurance
It will smile at life whatever its difficulties may be.

Zinnia elegans
Common zinnia, Youth-and-old-age
Large, usually double compositae pnk flowers with firm spatulate ray florets; borne singly on sturdy stems. A long- blooming garden annual.

Photo Courtesy: Maia C

Psychic Generosity
Gives for the joy of giving.Impatiens balsamina
Garden balsam, Rose balsam
Small to medium-sized single or double pink flowers with irregular wavy petals and a long thin spur; borne singly in the leaf axils on very thin stalks. A bushy garden annual with succulent stems and serrate leaves.

Photo Courtesy: oceandesetoiles

Psycho-Physical Generosity
Generosity of thought and act.

Impatiens balsamina
Garden balsam, Rose balsam
Small to medium-sized bicoloured pink and red single or double flowers with irregular wavy petals and a long thin spur; borne singly in the leaf axils on very thin stalks. A bushy garden annual with succulent stems and serrate leaves.

Photo Courtesy: Dinesh Valke

The Psychic Governs Matter
The psychic influence compels the physical to turn towards the Divine.

Erythrina variegata Alba
Coral tree
Dense terminal racemes of medium-sized white flowers veined pink with one prominent curving partly folded petal and long exserted stamens. A tall narrow tree with greenish bark and narrow vertical yellow stripes.

Photo Courtesy: Forest & Kim Starr

Psychic Influence in the EmotionsIndispensable for beginning sadhana.

Justicia carnea
Clusters of small narrow rose pink bilabiate flowers, the lower lip divided into three elongated lobes with a tiny white pattern on the central lobe. A small subshrub with opposite oblong-lanceolate leaves.

Photo Courtesy: Nipplerings72

Psychic Light in the Material Movements

Essential condition for transformation.

Pentas lanceolata
Star-cluster, Egyptian star-cluster
Small bright red salverform five-pointed star-shaped limb; airy thin corolla tube; borne in terminal clusters. An almost ever blooming subshrub pubescent ovate to lanceolate leaves.

Photo Courtesy: Nipplerings72

Psychic Light in the Physical Movements
The first step towards the transformation of the physical.

Pentas lanceolata
Star-cluster, Egyptian star-cluster
Small vivid pink salverform six-pointed star-shaped limb; airy thin corolla tube; borne in terminal clusters. An almost ever blooming subshrub pubescent ovate to lanceolate leaves.

Photo Courtesy: Juni

Psychic Love
Strong and faithful, it has a beauty that does not belie.

Rosa
Rose
Small reddish pink roses

Photo Courtesy: Georges Seguin (Okki)

Mental Love under the Psychic Influence
The mind influenced by the psychic knows how to express its love for the Divine in magnificent terms.

Rosa ‘Peace’
Rose
Medium to large cream or yellow flower tinged with pink. A medium to large shrub.


Psychic Offering
It is the spontaneous attitude of the psychic towards the Divine.

Alcea rosea
Hollyhock
Medium to large single or double funnel-shaped light pink flowers with satiny overlapping lobes and a short staminal column covered with loose yellow pollen; borne on tall spirelike stems. A tall biennial herb with rough hairy leaves.

Photo Courtesy: Tim Waters

Psychic Peace
It is spontaneous and does not make a fuss.

Holarrhena pubescens [Holarrhena antidysenterica]
Easter tree, Conessi, Kurchi, Jasmine tree
Small fragrant white salverform flower with five oblong, slightly recurved lobes; borne many-flowered cymes. A small deciduous tree.

Picture Courtesy: Dinesh Valke

Psychic Power in Existence
Manifold, imperious, irresistible in its understanding sweetness.

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Chinese hibiscus, Hawaiian hibiscus, Rose- of-China
  1. Medium-sized single light pink flower that has slightly separated petals with wavy edges and a small deep red centre surrounded by a light red aura.
  2. Second form is a medium-sized single pink pendulous flower that has widely separated petals with deeply scalloped edges and a deep red centre; the leaves are three-lobed.
  3. A third form is a medium-sized single lilac pink flower with more deeply shaded veins and centre, and slightly separated petals having one edge striped with white on the reverse.

Photo Courtesy: Blue dolphin Stephania
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Psychic Prayer
Spontaneous and fervent.

Zephyranthes
Zephyr flower, Fairy lily, Rain lily
Medium-sized funnel-shaped light pink flowers with six pointed petals. A small bulbous herb with grasslike leaves.


Psychic Protection
The protection resulting from surrender to the Divine.

Bougainvillea
Clusters of showy ovate pink bracts in groups of three or more that enfold tiny white to greenish white salverform flowers. A shrub, vine or small tree, usually armed with spines.

Photo Courtesy: Gertrud K.

Psychic Purity
The condition natural to the psychic.

Jasminum
Jasmine, Jessamine
Small semi double salverform flowers with a slender tube; the flowers are typically highly fragrant; borne in terminal or axillary cymes. Shrubs or vines.

Photo Courtesy: Fanghong

Psychic Receptivity
The psychic responds joyfully to the ascending force.

Gladiolus Xhortulanus
Garden gladiolus
Tall elegant compact one-sided spike of small to medium-sized pink or rose pink flowers with six flared petals that are often ruffled and frilled; a bulbous plant with sword-shaped leaves.

Photo Courtesy: key lime_ pie

Receptivity of the Supramentalised Psychic

This is what happens to the psychic that continues to progress.

Gladiolus Xhortulanus
Garden gladiolus
Tall elegant compact one-sided spike of small to medium-sized bicoloured flowers in shades of pink and orange with six flared petals that are often ruffled and frilled; a bulbous plant with sword-shaped leaves.

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Psychic Soaring of Nature
Nature has a soul which blossoms in a lovely way.

Rose canina
Dog rose, Common brier, Dog brier, Eglantine
Medium-sized single light pink flower with five petals and conspicuous yellow stamens; borne in few-flowered clusters. A climbing shrub often grown as a hedge or over a bower.

Photo Courtesy: Sakurai Midori

Psychic Thoroughness
With tireless patience it works for the perfection of the being.

Verbena X Hybrida
Common garden verbena, Florists' verbena
Small pink salverform flowers with irregular rounded lobes; borne in flat- topped terminal spikes. A creeping matlike perennial often grown as an annual; the sagittate pubescent leaves have crenate margins.

Photo Courtesy: Carl E Lewis

Psychic Tranquility
By its very nature the psychic is tranquil.

Vallaris solanacea
Small fragrant white open campanulate flower with the edge of the corolla crimped and wavy; borne in many-flowered cymes. A dense vigorous vine with light green leaves and milky sap.

Photo Courtesy: Dinesh valke

Psychic Work

A work governed by harmony.
Pink shower, Rainbow shower; Apple-blossom cassia
Small fragrant five- petalled flowers with curving exserted star that open deep pink and fade to white; borne in large dense rounded clusters; a spreading tree.


Skill in Psychic Work
Listen silently to the command that comes from the Supreme Lord and you will have the capacity to carry it out.

Phlox drummondii
Annual phlox, Drummond phlox
Small clear pink salverform flowers with a narrow tube and a flattened limb divided into five broad slightly overlapping lobes; borne in dense terminal clusters. A long-flowering garden annual.

Photo Courtesy: Talekinker

Supramentalised Psychic Activity
Luminous, manifold, balanced it meets all needs.

Callistephus chinensis
China aster
Medium-sized slightly scented double compositae pink flowers with a yellow central disc and numerous narrow ray florets creating a soft pom-pom effect; borne singly. A compact bushy annual.


Psychic Transparency

Manifests fully only when the psychic is perfectly developed.
Callistephus chinensis
China aster
Medium-sized slightly scented semi double compositae pink flowers with a yellow central disc and numerous narrow ray florets creating a soft pom-pom effect; borne singly. A compact bushy annual.
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Wealth under the Psychic Influence
Wealth ready to return to its true possessor, the Divine.

Nymphaea
Water lily
Large showy usually very fragrant white flowers shaded pink and with numerous narrow pointed or rounded petals, many prominent erect stamens and four petal- like sepals; borne singly on long stems, either floating or held above the water. An aquatic rhizomatous herb with large floating peltate leaves.

Photo Courtesy: van swearingen

Psychic Light in the Subconscient
Preliminary condition for progress.

Crossandra infundibuliformis
Firecracker flower
Small showy bright salmon pink half-salverform flower with a limb divided into five irregular rounded lobes; borne in dense four-sided bracted spikes. A low perennial herb.

Photo Courtesy: Das_sabrinchen

Integral Conversion with the Help of the Psychic

Sweetness mingles with resolution.

Hippeastrum
Amaryllis, Knight's star lily, Barbados lily
Large trumpet-shaped flowers with wavy petals spotted rose; flowers with six flared petals and long curving stamens; borne on tall sturdy scapes. A large bulb with thick, usually strap like leaves that appear after the blooming season.

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