In participation of Holy Communion he shall reaffirm his being in relation to fellow fellow, and Father. We may seek to draw into ourselves something of the 'first milk' as was reminiscent of our early beginnings. Deeply recessed pockets of memory, still within the cloak of actual encumbrance, are assigned to those essential times. It is natural for the babe to suckle and even more natural that he should expect fulfillment. The child holds no doubt and cannot entertain the possibility of there being no warm and vital milk. Just so, we inherently call within our being, reliving our first cries and our first attendances in spirit.
Men of the world are persuaded by disappointments to expect further disappointments. It is difficult to hold a fresh outlook even if the future demands that this be so. We labor to contain and maintain our bodies. We labor to ease disruptions between head and heart. We try to ennoble often that which is ignoble. Above all else, we know difficulty in all things and are confused at an existence which ever presents such preponderances.
Communion as offered and shared, is a dynamic process of returning men and women to the spiritual experience (real experience) of true fulfillment. This is a necessary remedy to such conflict as endured in worldly exchange. There is an order resumed by the active participation of such men as do come together and share of the one bread and the one draught.
Invoking memories may be a powerful occurrence, particularly when the memory strikes back to an essential consciousness and is revealed within the ethers. If I call forth a sequence of primordial memories, then I am actually effecting changes (albeit invisible) to the surrounding environment. Certain rituals are as a dance, insofar as there are definite participants with exact roles that are known and carried forth; and it is gestured by these men who work the ritual (step one, step two, and so forth) and concurrently draw memories collectively, of which depend on the nature of the ritual concerned. It is the deliberation on behalf of the men which color the subsequent experiences and associated apparitions called forth. A repeated action is evocative.
The 'Body and Blood of Christ' deepens the course of such primordial reminiscences, for here we have a consciousness which strives to make a connection with the very impression - memory impression - which of itself is a living reality of our Lord, and the action of His Quickening into our physical realm: His Permeation, His Substance, and His Being in ours. We are inviting this reality with a determined exactness. There is no mistake, there is a marriage there.
When men break bread together - or for that matter, any other consumable - they are actively participating in a celebration of fellowship. It is enjoyable, and the experience is interpreted by the soul as pleasurable reality; one which will be recalled with best resonance. It is wonderful when soup kitchens for the needy entertain a great group of men who may sit together, for the nourishment of soul to an otherwise dejected individual. The food is important of itself, but the activity is paramount to his overall wellbeing. It therefore would not be as nearly sufficient to offer up vouchers or cheques to such men.
Returning once more to the reanimation of deep memory: we find that men may be encouraged in many ways (some of which are not suitable to dwell upon) by such rituals which are levered with intent. Hypnosis works upon such a principle, however there is a shift of consciousness whereby the man seeks to perceive the memories called forth and live in them. Hypnosis, contrary to belief, thrives on the invocation of memories: local, immediate or primordial. If a man is to be commanded into activity, it is only by an affiliation with a memory invoked that his consciousness shall interpret what it is to do. The reality of the presentations is overwhelmingly apparent, with the direction of another who is willfully suppressing the individuality of the participant. This is not an endorsement to such a dangerous and malicious practice, only a comment as to the power of memory-impressions activated within a man.
However, having commented thus, one can add also that there are powerful keys to every substance and every action, from which the spiritual investigator shall e'er be surprised about. Wherever there is deep meaning to be found, one may be sure that there is yet deeper meaning still unknown. Furthermore, as regards ritual and communion, there is a dynamic, reactive relationship between actual substance used and imbued; whilst also, the men who on that day have come together. Therefore one is not as with another, necessarily.
"I give this memory to you to call forth. I do this by the reality of which I am about to perform, to lay down to remain. You may come to know of My Being here with you in this very world, by calling forth that first time of which I did enter deep into the world, to be with you."
Not all gods would tend to us, not all gods could tend to us. What good if we are as 'out of reach' and vice versa? All good plans see fulfillment.
Generally speaking, the dejected man or he who is at 'loose ends' in the world, will benefit greatly in a way which hitherto could not be provided. On a deeper level, all men can come to, return to, the understanding of that Love which verily supports and sustains them totally. And if it is to be Holy Communion, they shall invite Christ to do that which He promised to do, in the reality of His Being.