How can we reach the general community effectively with the healing perspectives of Theosophy? Obviously the Internet springs to mind, but most of us don’t have the means or the time to write articles and place them on the internet.

A friend had a very simple but effective method of starting conversations on theosophical subjects. He made a simple wooden box painted black with the words ‘Theosophy Rocks’ painted in green on it. He then put it on a coffee table in the centre of his lounge room. There was nothing in the box, but when visitors came to his house, people would invariably go up and look inside the box. They’d ask: ‘What does the word ‘Theosophy’ mean?’, and, ‘Why isn’t there anything in the box?’ Right away a meaningful discussion started on Theosophy and led onto theosophical perspectives on subjects of interest to his visitors.

What a great idea I thought! So I tried my own version of it. I simply placed two copies of our magazine, ‘Sunrise: Theosophical Perspectives’, on the passenger’s seat of my car. It is amazing how many theosophical conversations these two magazines started! I also started to take, Sunrise, with me when I visited the doctor, the dentist, and at other regular appointments. This lead to amazing some discussions on theosophical subjects in the doctor’s waiting room, and with my dentist – but, such meaningful discussions were rather difficult when he was using the drill!

What I’m trying to say is that it doesn’t have to be a complicated or grandiose gesture to start theosophical discussions. One doesn’t have to give lengthy theosophical lectures or write complicated philosophical articles to encourage people to open their souls to discussions of subjects dear to their hearts.

Often the simplest methods are the most effective at the grassroots level to commence the process of exploring the great laws of life – like Karma and Reincarnation. Once started people can go on from there to explore the endless perspectives of the Ancient Wisdom on any aspect of life.

It’s amazing what the ‘Right Word’ at the ‘Right Moment’ can do!

11 The right word spoken at the right time is as beautiful as gold apples in a silver bowl.

12 A wise warning to someone who will listen is as valuable as gold earrings or fine gold jewellery.

13 Trustworthy messengers refresh those who send them, like the coolness of snow in the summertime. – Proverbs 25: 11-13.