the beginning of the third
millennium, except for rare exceptions, we will find the man positioned physics,
intellectual and mentally, in a routine in the most several sections of
activities, looking for his material well-being intensely.
labour time, the day-to-day of most of the men turns and they are guided for the
larger purpose of guaranteeing good dwelling, automobile, money in bank
and respect in
the community where he lives, and looking for space in the social
we do not intend to affirm that
enjoying of a good " social status " is something condemnable. No!
the man came to this planet to sow and to pick. And all the material
goods of the planet are placed at your disposal. Our G.'.A.'.O.'.U.'. wants this
In the great majority of the cases, the search of this " status
", and the fight for the wealth and the prestige, the man forget the
is important, because, that all we know how to find a formula, that allows to
escape of that constituted route of professional work, financial concern and
conquest of spaces in the social columns. The man that wants to progress in
relation to his spiritual development - and mainly the Freemanson - he needs to
know that the baggage for the Great Trip is not the same that is taken when we
travel (business and tourism). It is necessary we have this in mind! Not just in
some moments of reflection, but in every minute of the day. It can
happen during the day; ... who knows ?, during the night, or during our
work, in a difficult or unexpected moment. It would happen when we
are alone or accompanied;
cheerful or sad; rich or poor. This encounter would be this way:
saw me, all of a sudden, in an immense and unknown compartment. Colored walls of
violet and with such intense vibration, that he could feel in the surrounding
atmosphere, almost that the bright of thousands of fine multicolored rays. All
of a sudden, he foresaw the presence of somebody. He was a stranger and said to
me that I should travel:
Prepare the suitcase!... Ė said the stranger.
stunned by the new situation and same confused and without could ratiocinate
right, as a robot, the man began to
join everything he had and he could
take with him. The stranger observed
the important man's of business. He opened the suitcase with an almost automatic
gesture, and he began to join his things: clothes, books, trophies, shoes,
diplomas and so much other things. Silente, the stranger just observed. And, the
man went placing more things in the suitcase: an album of pictures - where there
were his memories; old girlfriends'
pictures; business card of his great circle of friendships, etc,etc. - Ah! And
his checkbooks! How can he forget them. And his credit cards! He placed them in
the internal pocket of the white clothes, close to his personal documents and
money. For an instant, he lifted his eyes and he saw the stranger that continued
in his side, looking at the whole scene. The stranger smiled, shook his head and
In this trip you don't need anything of this. The superfluous should be taken
away, just take what is really
important. The man revealed surprise and
But how? Clothes, money, footwears, documents, checks, is nothing of this
important? I am not understanding!
Itís true - said the stranger - you said it very well. In this trip that you
will make, nothing of this it is important. And verifying the man's surprised
glance, the stranger continued speaking calm and peacefully. And he said
this is a different trip. We donít know when it would be, the man
should already go getting ready from now on. And it could not take things that
didn't go really important and necessary. His voice continued peacefully:
You won't need to hide the nakedness of your body. You won't need books to read,
therefore nothing else you can learn in the books that you have. Your shoes
won't work, because you won't walk more in the earth nor you will step more the
ground. Your trophies and your medals won't have any where value you are going
to. Nor either diplomas will be you asked. Your pictures wonít have meainigs
for you and another will be your memories. You should forget conquests without
purpose, and the checks of all the banks of the universe will at least buy a
rustic bank where you can sit down. To
where you are going, your money doesnít have any worth!
But my clothes of high value? My " smoking "? My white triplet that so
much taste? - he asked the man.
Nothing . You should not worry about the whiteness of your clothes, but with the
whiteness of your soul, the white purity that should dress your spirit...
In this height of the dialogue, the man felt to involve for
a breeze of gold light that arrived to them, without
he could notice from where. Then the man began to remove all those things
of the suitcase, and soon was empty.
And the suitcase? - he thought, asking soon after. - In spite of you have said
to arrange the suitcase, itís empty, without reason of being and without
purpose. What did want to say when you ordered that I arranged the suitcase?
When I ordered to arrange you the suitcase, you didn't understand me! I referred
the one that you gathered everything of pure and of good that your spirit, in
the depth of your heart. I asked you to join
the gestures of love that you practiced here; all the fraternal love that
offered to your siblings; the hunger that you helped to mitigate, the thirst
that you satiated, the body of somebody that you wrapped up; the word that you
uttered to educate, to teach, to guide, to illuminate and to protect. This, just
this, is the baggage that you should gather. This suitcase that is in your side,
doesn't have any value The suitcase that I ordered you to arrange , is the
suitcase of the heart and of the mind.
the bright of an instant, in a relance the man understood that the trip that
should do would be for besides the material world. He would go to the skies, or
who knows, it would go down to the hells. It would arise to the stars, in a
fatal encounter with the angels who carriers of the scale of the Law and, then,
who knows where it would stop. In our Father's House or in the abysmal
profundities of the darkness and of the fear.
Then, my trip is now. - he spoke. The perspiration slid for his forehead His
voice was hoarse. The throat was dry. He said:
Will I die!?
stranger smiled and he answered tranquilizing the man:
Not! Your trip is not now. But it can be next minute, in a few
days, perhaps weeks, who knows?
In any years? But take my advice: donít arrange your baggage in the minute
previous of the departure. No! You should take care of your goods (if you have
some!) now. Prepare in advance. You
cannot know when it will arrive the moment of the sky to open up and the angels'
trumpets announce that your trip is beginning. Don't travel naked and without
you hear the trumpets now and the
angels call your name, would you have ready the baggage for the Great Trip?