The Blue Pearl

The Blue Pearl is used here to represent you –  the real, whole human being:  personal and transpersonal; precious; unique; imperfect yet perfect; temporary and eternal; complete.

According to spiritual teachers, the pearl is named for an actual presence that can be perceived through our awakened senses.  This presence is us and we are this presence:

The Blue Pearl is the subtlest covering of the individual soul… When we see this tiny blue light in meditation, we should understand that we are seeing the form of the inner Self.  To experience this is the goal of human life.  [The Blue Pearl] is tiny, but it contains all the different planes of existence.”


–  the late Indian guru, Swami Muktanananda, 1908-1982.


Here, Swami Muktananda describes his immediate experience of perceiving the Blue Pearl as himself:

Lo!  The gloriously shining Blue Pearl, as it moved closer to me, began to expand with its innumerable lustrous inner rays.  It became an oval and continued to grow into a human shape.  I was beholding its expansion with amazement.  The oval finally assumed a human form… The Blue Pearl…stood before me…. How enchantingly beautiful!  His blue form shimmered and sparkled!… He was a mass of pure Awareness, the Life of Muktananda’s inner life! ” [Guru, p. 152-153.]


A.H. Almaas, founder of the Diamond Approach,  teaches about  “the incomparable pearl,” calling it “the true, essential personality:”

 [The incomparable pearl] is the person.  It is experienced as oneself.  When the individual finally perceives it, the contented expression often is ‘But this is me!’  The sense of oneself as a precious being.  There is then a fullness, a completeness, and a contentment. It is as if the individual feels full and complete, realized.  Nothing is lacking.  No more search, no desire or wanting anything else.  The person feels ‘Now I have myself….I want nothing else.'” [Essence, p. 161]