‘The Mother had the concrete experience of the descent of the Supramental Consciousness-Force on Earth on February 29,1956.
The Golden Day
‘The lights had been turned off at the Playground after the reading of some passages from The Synthesis of Yoga and the children’s questions. They all sat on the ground in a semicircle around her. One heard the sea in the distance, and the beam of the lighthouse swept over the top of the walls – two short flashes, one long. It was the “Wednesday meditation.” One saw Mother in the dark, seated in her low chair, bent somewhat forward, with a Plumeria flower between her motionless fingers. She always looked white, this Mother, even when dressed in red or in whatever colour, as if something radiated through her body, a kind of white luminosity at times so dense that it became visible to our materialistic eyes. And there were the disciples, silent…’
[This is how a French disciple, present there on 29 February 1956, gives his impression of the moment at the Playground when the Supramental manifested in the atmosphere of the Earth.]’
Today is the 15th recurrence of that date on the following leap years, and this is not merely a commemoration, as the effects of what happened that Day are still unfolding more and more, and in a more and more visible way:
Since then a lot of extremely significant changes have already taken place upon the Earth, as best documented in the thirteen volumes of ‘Mother’s Agenda’ (the French word for Diary), the apparently minutest one, but perhaps most momentous one, being the spiritual awakening of the cells’ consciousness in Mother’s own body to start with, but followed later by that cellular awakening actually spreading, nowadays to more and more bodies everywhere, thanks to the contagious effect of the new vibration in Mother’s body even after its cells may have chosen to disperse in order to ‘contagion’ a maximum of other bodies, when Mother’s body ‘died’ on November 17th, 1973.
Yes, let’s all celebrate, for this ‘Golden Day’ of February 29th, 1956 marked indeed the Beginning of a new Era upon Earth: the Supramental Era, making possible progressively but irresistibly the whole transformation in our lives and bodies that will lead to peace at last on Earth, and in the future to this very ‘Life Divine’ Sri Aurobindo announced already in 1914…