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Ophiucus
Posted 5/1/2015 4:23 AM (#26168 - in reply to #26166)
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Hi Marty

Yes am here and observing ... also still deleting those pesky spammers - not sure what their karma is!

I also noticed the dearth of other replies ... and as well, this seems to be the only thread that is happening currently ... maybe everyone is celebrating with the Queen of the May

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Aquarius
Posted 5/1/2015 7:12 AM (#26171 - in reply to #26168)
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You Only See One Side Of The Picture

The points discussed in the previous chapters on the theme of disasters I found confirmed by a White Eagle teaching under the above heading in Stella Polaris, the bi-monthly magazine of the White Eagle Lodge June/July 2011: ‘God sees all sides of the picture, whether in the case of an individual or a nation. When you see suffering, perhaps mangled bodies and death through violence, you ask: ‘What of the poor soul that is innocent and does not understand the cause of its suffering?’ Indeed, although the mind of the earthly self may be ignorant, every soul has its share of wisdom. If you were able to watch the process of spiritual enlightenment that can take place when someone suffers, you would thank God for the gift of suffering. You would realise it still more if you could watch how such souls pass on to their rewards.

‘In any catastrophe there is ultimate mercy. Compensation is one of the five great laws of life. The compensation behind suffering is soul growth. You do not know the infinite love and mercy of your Creator. Because you only see things with your worldly vision, you do not recognise the tender loving care that provides for all who are suffering, lonely and afraid. Even when you watch a catastrophe, maybe see dead bodies left behind and an empty house, you say: ‘How terrible and shocking such death!’ But you do not know the providence that provides for the souls whose destiny it is to be released from their physical bodies in what may appear to you a terrible manner.

‘The victims themselves do not realise what is happening, but provisions are made for each one. When they have arrived on the other side of the veil of consciousness that separates your two worlds, all they know is that they are living, moving, breathing in a world that seems identical with the one they dwelled in before. With great tenderness and care they are brought to realise by the wise ones in charge of them that they have left the physical existence. Until they become aware of this, they do not know that they have died. We, your guides in the spirit life, watch these souls continually when they are awakened to this realisation. We see what intense joy and thankfulness they are feeling and expressing that their crossing over has been made so easily. That is their first reaction upon finding themselves in a world that is as solid and real but much more beautiful than the one they left behind. The most tender love constantly watches over all humankind. This does not merely demonstrate and manifest itself at times of death. It has always been with you and forever will be.

‘Remember that God uses His/Her Lords of Karma and even lesser beings who have it in their power to bring about certain conditions for the good – always for the good of the man or woman. So, if in future you witness a disaster, do not wring your hands and say: ‘How terrible! How could God permit such a thing?’ Remember that you cannot know what is on the other side of the material curtain.

‘Why, if God loves His/Her children, are volcanoes and earthquakes permitted? Why, if God loves humankind, are humans allowed to go to war?’ These questions come under one category and that is that the Universal laws work in exact rhythm and with great precision. That’s why on the Earth plane periods must come when rain is withheld, as only through the lack of something can you learn to appreciate that which has been given to you. Always, things in the end come right again.

‘You cannot have exactly what you want, until men and women have evolved into perfect, that is whole beings. Then you will know what your true needs are and what you want. Human folly and waywardness of the past is the true cause why suffering and destruction have to be endured in your present existence. God’s method or law rights the Universal equilibrium and creates balance in all things. Understanding this, wise ones do not blame God when things go wrong, but look within to see how far short of living in accordance with God’s laws and love they themselves are to this day.

‘To raise the vibrations, let us now visualise the Sun, the centre of your solar system, the spiritual Sun invisible behind the Sun. See the spiritual rays descending upon humankind, working in the most beautiful and wonderful way to get through into its consciousness the divine glory of your true being – rays working, blending, harmonising. No matter what apparent disruptions may still have to occur on the physical plane, these rays are permeating and drawing together the threads, weaving a glorious rainbow of colour and beauty through the whole of creation. Ultimately all of it transforms itself back again into that perfect light, the essence of the White Spirit, the Great White Light. There is no such thing as chance, no such thing as accidents on your plane of life. Everything works in perfect order and in accordance with the Universal laws, under the direction of the great spirits at the head of the rays that permeate humankind.’

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From ‘Healers And Healing’

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Aquarius
Posted 5/2/2015 7:11 AM (#26173 - in reply to #26171)
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Today I would like to share with you a White Eagle teaching from a letter to friends of the Lodge October 2005: ‘We remind you once again that even in cases of catastrophe and when terrible problems arise in human life – when loved ones are snatched from each other – or maybe there are all kinds of afflictions, you need to remember that God is merciful, as well as just, and that you can only ever see one side of the picture. You do not know the compensations that are waiting on the other side. You cannot know, because you have no idea of the wonderful love that comes to souls called upon to go through the depths of the shadows. It is through these experiences that the affected souls find and feel their loving Father/Mother. How true is the parable of the Master going forth in search of the lost sheep which he took on his shoulders and carried safely home. So, whenever you look upon humankind’s sufferings, remember in your heart the compensation of love and the mercy of God, who sends His/Her ministering Angels to every soul who is in pain and suffering. Each one of them is compensated, loved and cared for.’
 
In ‘Stars Of The North’ January 2013,  a further item of White Eagle’s wisdom on this theme came my way: ‘The quality of mercy is not strained. It freely droppeth as the gentle dew from Heaven upon the place beneath.’ God’s mercy comes to refresh, comfort and heal the soul of humankind. Of course every soul has to learn its lessons, including the one about the occult laws ruling life. But because all people are part of God and comforting mercy always flows from the heart of God, it can and does also pour into individual hearts. To the degree people show mercy and forgiveness to their siblings in the human family, they receive in equal measure the mercy of God. Do you see the implication of this reasoning and why it has been said: ‘judge not that ye be not judged’?’
 
‘Therefore, let us spend our time putting into practice the love, mercy and siblinghood of the human race. The inflow of Divine love can give any soul the power to remit sins. God wills that humankind should hold no bitterness against anyone, but forgive freely. In spite of that, people have to duly suffer from the result of their sins. No authority between Heaven and Earth can save them from getting their just desserts and paying their dues. The ancient wisdom and the Cosmic law decree that only when this has been done, can the peace be found that passeth all understanding.’
 
From ‘Healers And Healing’
 
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mruppert
Posted 5/2/2015 6:22 PM (#26174 - in reply to #26173)
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Hello Aquaray (and all):
Thank you for "one side" and "mercy" but I am afraid that it does nothing for the angst that I believe much of humanity is currently feeling (largely due to the Age of Aquarius, which has little or nothing to do with the pop song that most likely fostered the great deception that this age was going to be peachy keen and hunky-dory).
The people who rode packed into cattle cars were deprived of any of the basic human amenities. When they reached their destination they were promised a shower. Think of how that news must have been received! Think about the joy and praise and thanks-be-to-God that were in the minds, hearts and souls of these peoples, men, women, and children. All ready stripped of their dignity, they marched into the "showers" stripped of their clothes. They were sprayed with Zyklon B......a PESTICIDE. Why? Because each man, woman and child were thought to be vermin. They were exterminated.
White Eagle and the fellow lodge members can say that God is merciful all they want, but I believe that, in this case, God was God..................

Peace and Tranquility,
Marty ad LuckyLee

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Aquarius
Posted 5/3/2015 7:19 AM (#26176 - in reply to #26174)
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Man-Made And Natural Disasters

As many of you know by now, I have always accompanied you through all your experiences, good and bad alike. I was there with you, even if for a very long time you did not know that this is so. Nothing was ever beyond My will or out of My control. Everything that ever took place on the Earth plane did so for wise reasons, namely to teach you and your world some crucial lessons. I sense the responses that are coming from many earthly minds in response to this. They are saying: ‘And what about times of tyranny, wars, holocausts, man-made and natural disasters, ranging from the torture of individuals, to mass exterminations?’ My beloved children of the Earth, such things too have been and still are part of your curriculum.

More of this in a moment, but first I wish to repeat what I told you in the chapter ‘2012 And All That’ of ‘Our World In Transition’, when the end of your world had been prophesied for the year 2012, because that’s where the Mayan Calendar ended: ‘Nothing out of the ordinary is going to happen in 2012. Look around you and see the profound changes that are now taking place in your world. Its evolutionary march forward is unstoppable and progressing well. This will continue in the year 2012 and beyond, the same as it is doing now and the way it has always done. Your world is changing rapidly before your very own eyes. In the year 2008, an important part of this was the new President of the USA. He brought with him a renewal of hope for your world. He, the same as everybody else, is guided by Me and the Angels. Never doubt that you and your world are resting safely in My loving hands.’

From time to time throughout the ages, I have given to you and your world new legends about prophets, seers and sages, who genuinely had the good of humankind at heart. Among them are the ones about the Lord Buddha, the Master Jesus and the Prophet Mohammed, to name but three. Gullibility has always been a problem in earthly life and to this day, some assume the role of soothsayers who are only too happy to take advantage of this. Did you know that sooth is an old-fashioned word for truth? Alas, on your present level of life it is still in the nature of things that the predictions of these people grow ever wilder, the more those around them believe in them and clamour for more. You can observe for yourselves how, when the masses show through their reactions how frightened they are, the forecasts of the professional gloom and doom mongers in your midst take on an ever more outrageous and less likely to be true colouring.

You have to bear in mind that oracles of this nature, of past and present, still lack all sense of responsibility for their creations, which are their forecasts. Negative Karma is created through causing suffering and pain to any of My creatures. Little do your fortune-tellers know that they, the same as every other soul, are directly responsible to Me for every single one of their thoughts, words and actions. If they knew that instilling fear – especially the fear of God – into people’s souls is a spiritual crime that weighs more heavily than many others, they would soon turn the focus of their attention to more positive aspects of life.

From The Universal Christ Speaks To Us And Our World

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Aquarius
Posted 5/4/2015 8:04 AM (#26177 - in reply to #26176)
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The Wesak Moon

The full Moon in Taurus, known as the Wesak Moon, takes place today. One Moon cycle takes approx. twenty-nine and a half days and when the Sun and the Moon are in opposition to each other in the sky, a full Moon illuminates our world at night. This is always a very special time for giving thanks for everything that is and ever has been in our lives. It is also a time for finding enlightenment. Now, this does not usually happen through majestic earth-shattering and world-changing flashes of inspiration, like the Buddha is said to have received.

But if you watch out around the time of the full Moon in future, you may notice that you are gradually finding a greater understanding of difficult life situations and relationships. Insights may come to you that will somehow make them more bearable and it is possible to help things along a bit. If there are things in your life that are puzzling you, maybe have been doing for a long time, turn to your inner teacher, the Moon, the Universe – whichever appeals to you most – and ask your questions. The answers are sure to come, sometimes when you least expect them. To show your readiness to receive them, make sure to set aside regular quiet times for quiet reflections, contemplations and meditations.

Over the next few days a very special new part of my jottings will be winging its way to you. It was written in the hope that it would help you find a better understanding of quite a few things. I look forward to any comments you care to make with great interest. There are several things which are likely to be of special interest. It may well be that you hear about them in this spot first, so please keep an eye on it.

From ‘The Wesak Moon’

‘Stargazer’s Astro Files – Special Events’

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mruppert
Posted 5/4/2015 4:51 PM (#26178 - in reply to #26176)
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But Aquah,

     The MM&N Disasters post proves my point.

     I mean, how wrong could the UniChrist be? 

 

     As things stand now, the UniChrist will be one of three  that would vote for Obamah should he seek any other political office.....and I am not even sure that Michelle would vote for him since he didn't support her getting paid by the taxpayers for being married to him.  

    

God is Great, God is Good.......or at least should make an attempt to be.....

Peace to all, wherever and whenever you are,

Marty and LuckyLee 

     

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mruppert
Posted 5/4/2015 4:51 PM (#26179 - in reply to #26176)
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But Aquah,

     The MM&N Disasters post proves my point.

     I mean, how wrong could the UniChrist be? 

 

     As things stand now, the UniChrist will be one of three  that would vote for Obamah should he seek any other political office.....and I am not even sure that Michelle would vote for him since he didn't support her getting paid by the taxpayers for being married to him.  

    

God is Great, God is Good.......or at least should make an attempt to be.....

Peace to all, wherever and whenever you are,

Marty and LuckyLee 

     

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Aquarius
Posted 5/5/2015 6:29 AM (#26180 - in reply to #26179)
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About Joy And Sorrow

Part A

Humankind In Pursuit Of Happiness


As sparks of the Divine and children of God, we once emerged from a world where only love and goodwill, joy and happiness to this day are known. Our God or Highest Self, the Spirit of the Universal Christ, in each one of us has created itself a small earthly spirit counterpart, which would enable it to explore the behaviour patterns of the polar opposites of the Divine characteristics and to see how they manifest themselves in a physical environment. To help us to learn and grow, it was decided that at first we should evolve and grow on the Earth. The highest planes of life decided that before each one of us could be discharged into earthly life, we required a soft and sensitive part, which would be capable of feeling, and of storing the memories of any experience we would ever gather. All we were at that point was a spark of the Divine, which was masculine and feminine, the same as our Creator. Before being released into Earth life for the first time, these two parts split. One became the spirit of the earthly self and the other one its soul.

These two were brought onto the Earth plane and housed in the physical body of an animal form, which had evolved from the tiniest beginnings over millions of years into what is known to us as one of the primates. For a long time the physical aspect of the creature who had been chosen to act as our host knew nothing of its indwelling spirit and soul. Over some more millions of years in Earth time this being kept on evolving. It gradually started to develop human characteristics like what our scientists call opposable appendage, known as thumbs, two eyes with binocular vision, and biomechanic bipedalism, the ability to walk upright. Eventually the creature took on the human appearance we are now familiar with.

Slowly and imperceptibly, the Christ Spirit’s spark mingled with the group spirit of the animal. The Divine spark absorbed more and more of this spirit into itself, until in the course of many lifetimes it reached a critical point and became aware of its individuality. From then onwards the by now recognisably human being separated itself ever more from the group spirit of the animals and its Christ nature moved into the foreground of its consciousness. In the course of many further lifetimes, this part gained the upper hand and the human child of God moved more rapidly forwards and upwards on the evolutionary spiral of life.

Alas, each new lifetime added another layer of soul memories on top of our inner connection with our Highest Self and Creator. Every one of these additions will later have to be dismantled and dissolved again by us, its owner. With the passing of time our small self felt increasingly isolated, lost and alone in its struggle with the conditions, which we ourselves had created in our ignorance during past lifetimes and later had to encounter during further spells on the Earth plane. Fear was born – the opposite force to the total trust we once had and one day shall have again. The more layers of soul memories were piled on top of our inner connection with God, the more fearful our earthly self became. The higher purpose behind this particular lesson is that we shall never ever let go of our inner connection and link with God again, once it has been re-established.

However, it takes a long time before we grasp that this can only be brought about by constant efforts at bringing forth and developing our own Christ qualities and humbly and devotedly accepting the role of being used as a channel through which the healing and peace to the Highest can flow into our world. This is how each one of us needs to act as their own saviour and redeemer, and the saviour and redeemer of our whole world, and finally become a Christed one in their own right. On the road of getting there, wise ones accept that, no matter how highly educated and well read human beings become in their present lifetime, in truth all of us know precious little of the things that really matter in life – its spiritual background. They know that the things that happen upfront always have been and forever will be of secondary importance.

Wise ones have experienced the living hell of a God-less existence, in which they arrogantly believed and insisted that they knew everything and wanted to have their own way at all times. They are glad to have reached a sufficiently high evolutionary level that permits them to move on to serving the Highest as meek and humble channels of healing and peace. These wise ones pay attention to their inner guidance and gladly follow the directions they receive through it from the Angels and Masters, who are in charge of us and our world, because they realise that they alone can show any one of us the way home into their natural state of love, joy and happiness.

This is a route where many hurdles have to be jumped over or crawled underneath. Obstacles and conditions are waiting to be mastered and overcome. And after what is by now known about our evolutionary journey, it does not come as a surprise that the biggest impediment in the way of our progress is fear. We yearn for happiness and love and search for it in all the wrong places, hoping that one day we shall find it and will be able to make it into a constant state. To save ourselves disappointments, it is beneficial to come to terms with the fact that we live in a world where brief spells of happiness and sorrow alternate in seemingly endless succession.

In vain we look for a constant state of happiness, joy and love in earthly life, for the simple reason that it is not meant to be found there. And when our soul finally comes knocking on our inner door and invites us to come home, where these conditions do exist, we have no idea what it is trying to tell us. So far we are not even aware that we have been placed on the Earth plane for the very purpose of experiencing the continuous succession of ups and downs, highs and lows, joys and sorrows of life. We have no idea that one fine day there will no longer be any need for us to take part in all this. The state of never ending love and happiness once was our birthright – it still is. To rediscover it and reconnect with it, all we have to do is peer beyond the end of our nose and lift our vision to the higher and highest realities of life, the only place in the whole of Creation where eternal happiness and peace, joy and love exist.

But, for the moment the Earth is still our place of learning and like in any earthly school, we have to start in the lowest grade and gradually work our way up to the highest one. Lifetimes spent on this plane are the classes and to provide us with a good all-round education, every subject has to be taken. None can be dropped and avoided. If we are no good at something in one lifetime, we return until the theme has been mastered, regardless of how many earthly sojourns this may take – the Universe’s patience is endless. This thorough and rigorous training of each one of us is essential, because we are sparks of the Divine, God’s children and everything, the characteristics as well as the creative and destructive powers that are in our Creator are also in us. As above, so below.

The ultimate purpose of our times in physicality is to familiarise us with the polar opposites of all aspects of God’s nature and therefore also our own. Without experiencing an equal measure of darkness and light, right and wrong, truth and lies, joy and sadness, pleasure and pain, being hurt and wounded, and subsequently finding healing, we would never be able to understand any of these things. If we had never been hurt and wounded by someone, how could we appreciate what others feel when we treat them badly?

Our earthly education would not complete, if any of these experiences were lacking. Without them it would be impossible for us to comprehend anything and we could never fulfil the purpose of our earthly sojourns, which is that we should grow in wisdom and understanding. However, this process will only continue until all subjects have been sufficiently grasped by us. Only then is our schooling complete and we are released from the duty of spending further lifetimes in Mother Earth’s loving embrace. We are helping her with her evolution in exchange for allowing us to stay here and freely and generously giving us of her abundance. Could anything be fairer?

By now, you may well ask: ‘But how do joy and sorrow fit into the picture?’ Laughter and tears rise from the same well, and the deeper we are capable of feeling sorrow, the higher our joy can lift us when we recover and are resurrected and ready for fresh experiences. Every new lifetime is a gift from the Universe. It is the pleasure of our Highest Self, who provides us with it so that we should grow and learn some more. Its joy is the mask for our earthly self’s sorrow at the prospect of having to spend yet another time enduring the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune of the Earth plane and its harshness, suffering and pain.

Once upon a time, maybe many lifetimes ago, it may well have been our pleasure creating the things the law of Karma is now unerringly returning to us. The small earthly part of us weeps and mourns when this happens, but our spirit and soul rejoice and smile because they know that any sorrow that has to be born in earthly life helps our consciousness to expand in wisdom and understanding. When looked at in the right light, our lower self is the cup of bitterness for our spirit and soul’s joy, because the only way we can become wise and strong is by being fired in the kiln of Earth’s experiences.

The evolutionary pathway of every human soul starts with being a useless and unruly creature, in pursuit of very little but trouble, strife and pleasure. In the course of many lifetimes we move round and round the zodiac, until we have evolved into a reliable, responsible and useful member of society, whose main aim is to do our share of making our planet a more pleasant, peaceful and beautiful place for all its lifeforms. We have to become like trees and that in many different ways. Like branches our hopes and dreams, aspirations and visions need to reach up into the higher and highest regions of life, Heaven, our prayers asking for the highest good and the greatest joy of all. The roots of our tree search deep into Mother Earth, to draw from her the required sustenance and strength. And the shade of our branches offers rest, peace and healing to weary travellers on life’s journey. they can still their spiritual hunger from the fruits from our tree and quench their thirst for the Divine from the sap that can be gained by tapping into its trunk.

Like us, trees experience pain and sorrow. They too are part of the Great Mother’s wisdom and love. Let’s make no mistake about it, trees have a spirit that is similar to ours. When the woodmen arrive with their chainsaws and axes to cut some trees down, they smile and bear the pain. They are strong and brave because they know instinctively that their wood will be transformed into useful and beautiful things, like musical instruments for soothing and calming distressed human spirits and souls.

When the spark of the Divine in us eventually rises from its slumber and the characteristics of the Great Father/Mother come alive, we too ever more clearly recognise the necessity for experiencing the joys as well as the sorrows of our existence. Our inner vision opens and we see that the wisdom gained through them makes us stronger and more resilient. Trusting the wisdom and goodness of life is easier when we have experienced first hand that in the end everything always comes right and true again. Wise ones appreciate that beautiful earthly human beings are not born and just happen, they have to grow. That helps them to bear whatever may still have to come their way with greater patience and fortitude.

The wise ones know that such virtues can only grow in human beings through living their lives forwards and learning from every experience that comes their way. The knowledge they are gaining all along assists them with happily moving ever forwards and upwards on the evolutionary spiral of life. Being guided by their Highest Self and trusting it, they no longer feel any need to hang on to the false beliefs, prejudices and superstitions of the past.

And that is how each one of us in the end slowly but surely moves on from being a troublesome and belligerent, destructive and power-seeking, irresponsible and over-consuming burden to Mother Earth, into a veritable jewel in God’s crown on the Earth plane. We shall then be worthy of being called true sons/daughters of God, caretakers and keepers of their home planet, and of being entrusted with the guarding of its treasures for future generations.

From ‘The Milk Is White’: ‘Our earthly learning process can be likened to a very large jigsaw puzzle. At first there is a mass of little bits that make no meaningful picture. Subsequently, as we read, listen, analyse, accept and practice, pieces fall into place little by little and the picture grows. Apparently unconnected areas may develop but these coalesce, as time goes by. In any event, we become aware of progress and the picture builds up to make more and more sense. In later stages, however, as the picture fills out, we find that the border keeps moving outwards and the size and scope of the picture increase. This is because, until such time as we are fully enlightened, we will not have the full picture. Perhaps not even then, as there may be finishing touches to be made in other less dense planes of vibration.’

From ‘The Spiritual Aspects Of Depression And Suicide’

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Posted 5/6/2015 6:37 AM (#26181 - in reply to #26180)
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Is Joy More Valuable Than Sorrow?

You know by now that the world of light is our true home and something like a veil of consciousness separates that sphere of life from ours. The wisdom of the Great Mother provides that after every period of Earth’s tests and trials there comes a time of recuperation. After resting and recovering for a while, another resurrection is always in store for us. If our Karma does not allow for this to take place on this side of the veil of consciousness that separates our two worlds, it is sure to follow on the other side and once again we shall feel joyous and happy.

After a while there comes the moment when we, together with the wise ones in charge of us, assess the spiritual progress we have made up to that point. This enables us to see for ourselves that our suffering has made us into a better person with a much improved understanding of life, as well as a good measure of kindness and compassion, love and wisdom towards our own suffering and that of others. We no longer find it hard to understand that such joyous and precious possessions cannot possibly drop into anyone’s lap and come on their own, but have to be worked for very hard and earned through past difficulties patiently endured.

Any wisdom that is gained during one of our lifetimes on the Earth, accompanies us into all future ones, where it stands us in good stead and eases our pathway through life. The more highly evolved we become, each time something unpleasant comes our way, our small earthly self takes comfort from saying to itself: ‘I know that this is happening for a good and wise reason. It’s the Universe’s way of helping me to grow ever more God-like and heaven-tall.’ And that enables us to smile through our tears.

Who would be wise enough to decide whether joy is a more valuable gift than sorrow? But maybe in truth sorrow is the more precious one. Who can say? Whatever our preference is, the two cannot be separated from each other and are constantly close to us, because both are necessary for leading a full life, in which something can be learnt from every experience and our consciousness expands in wisdom and understanding. Wise ones, while on the Earth, have come to terms with the fact that joy and sorrow are twins, and that when they are enjoying the presence of one, its sibling is waiting in the wings. They accept that they cannot change being like scales that are constantly tipping to and fro, from joy to sorrow, from the Heavens down to the Earth.

These wise ones know that if it were possible to empty ourselves of all feelings, we would be balanced, at peace and in a state of equilibrium at all times. But they are also aware that the world of feelings is the realm of our soul and that that which emerges from there into our conscious awareness is denied and suppressed to our detriment. They are wise because they know from their own experiences what happens when the world of our feelings is treated in this way. Ever deepening depressions are the result, during this lifetime and coming ones. We come down with mysterious illnesses which no-one can identify and knows how to treat effectively. The medical profession is clueless and gives them long and interesting sounding Latin names, as if this in itself were a cure and could bring relief to their patient’s distress.

Drugs are prescribed and handed out to the sufferers, which are provided by pharmaceutical companies. They are smiling all the way to the bank, because of the vast profits they are making. Humankind’s sorrow and suffering is their joy and delight. Oh, how short-sighted can anyone get! Naturally, those in charge of the suppliers are responsible for their actions, the same as everybody else. Unaware that the exploitation of people’s misery for their personal gains is creating ever more negative Karma for themselves and their companies, they continue to happily walk down this slippery slope. The same approach was tried in recent years with the Bird Flu, the Swine Flu and the Ebola outbreak, but thanks to humankind’s increasing public awareness, the companies involved in the manufacturing of the ‘antidotes’ did not succeed. See the links at the end of this chapter.

Imagine how great the sorrow of the guilty ones will be when their Karma comes to meet and shake hands with them in future lifetimes. How will they react when their suffering is exploited by groups of contemporaries, who are then fulfilling their selfish desires of greed and avarice, they way the guilty ones are doing, now? Love is the law of life and powerful Karmic chains are created by any kind of transgression against this law. However, all is not lost. As soon as the lesson in question has been sufficiently understood by those involved, the Universe in its great wisdom lays the power for dissolving such bonds into everybody’s own hands.

The only tool required for setting each other free is forgiveness, first for ourselves for once having set the wheels of Karma in motion, and then for those who have trespassed against us. Forgiveness alone can release us from the obligations towards each other. When this has been duly attended to, there will be no need for repeating the unpleasant experiences. This is our joy, for at last we are free to move on to lessons of a more elevated nature like. The first one is serving as a channel, through which the blessing and healing power of the Christ Star, the Universal Christ flows into our race’s consciousness, and that in both worlds.

And so, next time your soul comes knocking on the inner door of your consciousness, make an effort to listen to what it has to say and invite it in. What it almost certainly is trying to tell you that the time has come for you, its earthly self, to wake from your spiritual slumbers and start to rediscover and explore your true nature and the higher purpose of your existence. When this happens, the matter and with it the soul’s murmurings from within will get ever more powerful and urgent, for the simple reason that your energies are right for getting seriously started on the most important mission you have come to fulfil in your present lifetime. The time has come for beginning to save and redeem yourself, as this alone can set you free from the obligation of having to spend further lifetimes on the Earth plane.

If that sounds scary, do not be afraid. Your inner teacher, the living God within, is ready to show you everything you will ever need to know. Don’t be cross with your soul. For as long as you had no idea of what is in store for you and how your Highest Self is waiting to help you achieve it, what could it do but send ever stronger signals, until in the end you did come down with one of the above mentioned mysterious illnesses? Accept that this is the Universe’s way of supplying you with sufficient time for looking inside and getting in touch with your higher nature.

However, if you wish to remain as closed off as you probably are at present and unwilling to respond to your spirit and soul’s call, you will be in danger of wasting a whole lifetime that could bring you closer to humankind’s dream of needing no further earthly lessons and moving on to higher levels of experience and learning. Think carefully! Do you really want to deny yourself such opportunities when they are on offer to you? Knowing what is coming your way here, do not give in to chemically suppressing your Highest Self’s signals, when they are coming ever more strongly to you through the world of your feelings. Ask God and the Angels to help you find alternative healing methods.

I have been there and have done it, so I know how difficult this is and also that it can be done. I belong to the Valium generation and remember only too well how the medical profession handed this potent psychotherapeutic drug out like Smarties. Valium was claimed to be non-addictive by its manufacturers. Alas, it turned eventually out that exactly the opposite was true. Twice I have weaned myself from this drug. Taking it the second time was the very last thing on this Earth I wanted to do, but at that time things got so bad that in the end I decided to take it once more. I was hoping that it would only be for a while and that I would again succeed in weaning myself, which I did.

I wish all the best to those who are struggling with this part of their journey of discovery and healing. May the Christ Star, the highest Star and the brightest Light in the whole of Creation shine upon you, to bless and heal you and keep you safe, now and forever.

Recommended Reading:
  1. ‘Further Reading – Ingrid Bacci’
  2. ‘Mysterious Illnesses’
  3. ‘Reflections On The Bird Flu And The Swine Flu’
  4. The Ebola Outbreak
  5. Forgiveness Grows From Understanding’

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Posted 5/6/2015 6:08 PM (#26183 - in reply to #23562)
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Hello Aqua the bountiful........

     The last few meals have been so large that I have hardly been able to get pasta the appetizers. So, I skim-milk them.

     Now, Aqua, I think the comments about drugs are a bit overstated. There are totally necessary drugs, vaccines and pharmacological agents; there are drugs, vaccines and pharmacological agents which are frivolous in what they do; and there are dangerous ones, too. And, not to burst anyone's bubble, quite a few homeopathic remedies fall into the harmful category. So it ain't just the drugs that the western doctor prescribes that need scrutiny.

       Where the wisdom comes into play, Aqua, is knowing what is gonna be beneficial to you and what is not. This is not a spiritual decision making process.....it is an informed, mindful decision making process. Unfortunately the information that allows for an informed decision is skewed by many factors, your post included.

        Also, to condemn a company (any company) for wanting to make money is a bit loopy. Sure, some companies operate far beyond the bounds of ethical quidelines, but the nature of capitalism is to make money for the owners of a business. Alcohol makers, and tobacco growers have been catering to the drug trade for a long long long long long time. The Lipitor dealers for not so long.   Again, the wisdom comes into play in making an informed decision, and as we see in the case of alcohol and tobacco, even solid unbiased information doesn't stop those who want to indulge.

 

         If others do read any of these posts and repartees, please do not think that I am defending pharmaceutical companies, Budweiser, or Marlboros. I am not!

 

          What I am pointing out is that many of the concepts contained in the posts read as a rigid set of beliefs in a very complex but unbending belief system; for which contradictory information is used to augment certain points of view. In essence, we see a traditional hierarchical set of beliefs (organized Religion) replaced by another hierarchical set of beliefs (organized Spirituality). The "world" is far too complex to be organized by anyone or anything into a belief system that we can comprehend, embrace and live by. The world is just not like that...for all it's ugliness, it is way to beautiful.

Peace to you stout hearted readers,

Marty and LuckyLee 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 5/7/2015 8:01 AM (#26184 - in reply to #26183)
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Paradise Lost And Regained

A wise one who knew about such things once said: ‘There is nothing to fear but fear itself.’ ‘That is easily said,’ I hear you say, ‘but how shall I cast off my fears?’ It takes a long time until one realises that all our fears are nothing but shadows of the past, which were caused by masses of false beliefs, prejudices and superstitions we accumulated throughout the ages. The only reason why we have brought them with us into our present lifetime is to get rid of them, once and for all. Shedding them one after the other creates the space our consciousness requires, so it can fill itself with God’s eternal wisdom and truth, which for a long time has been waiting to flow directly from the Source of our being into us. This is the only power in the whole of Creation who can provide us with a genuine faith that nothing and no-one will ever be able to take from us or even shake.

Every life form that exists on our planet is still in quite a rudimentary state. This is also true for us, God’s children of the Earth, and our religions. All of us together are moving forwards and upwards on the evolutionary spiral of life, advancing to ever higher levels of life and evolving into something much more beautiful than at present is possible on our planet. This also applies to the two of us and everybody else. No original design is ever withdrawn. Each one is constantly being worked on and improved. Therefore, if the ideal something we long for is still missing in our present existence, all we need to do is follow our inner guidance, the Highest Star and the brightest light in the whole of Creation, who will eventually help us find it.

I believe that all the religions of our world are merely different pathways up the spiritual mountain that lead to our loving union with the One. I do not believe that any one of them is more right or wrong than all the others. None is superior or inferior to all others. Not one of them contains the whole truth, but each one has grains of truth, some of which are carefully hidden behind the surface words of their myths and legends. Each one of our religions is but a different approach to the Divine, which offers another perspective and in truth is but one piece in a giant jigsaw puzzle. Only when one puts all its pieces together, does the greater picture become visible and the whole thing starts to make sense.

Spirit alone can create matter and matter can never be separate from spirit. Every cell and atom is not only imbued with spirit, it is spirit. Because the masculine aspect of the Divine Trinity, the God, is spirit and therefore abstract and invisible to earthly eyes, one could say that God is formless. Everything that has taken on some kind of a form represents His feminine counterpart, the Goddess. The two are inseparable and their all-consciousness contains the most beautiful and perfect forms the Creator’s imagination can conceive. In Earth terms such an ideal shape may take a very long time to manifest itself. But from the moment of its creation, it begins to express itself in some form. In the long course of its evolution the perfect appearance increasingly comes into being, until it has reached such beauty and glory that at present it is hard for human minds to visualise.

The deep and abiding faith mentioned at the beginning of this chapter is based on much more than mere belief. Its source is a deep inner knowingness and trust that something is right and true for us, for example that there is a God and that the wisdom we intuitively receive directly from this source is true. This is the kind of faith all of us once had before being released into Earth life for the first time, when we were still in the state known as Paradise. During the process of working our way through the many layers of later soul memories that were piled on top of the recollection of our original state and the trust we then had and lost, it is a case of Paradise lost, but about to be regained.

Regardless of how much we hope to find a faith that is true and can no longer be shaken or destroyed of trust in earthly life, and no matter how hard we search for it, it will keep on eluding us. And that is for the simple reason that this kind of faith was never meant to be given to us by any of the belief systems of our world, but in the end should be found in our reunion with God. No-one on the Earth plane can give us such faith. It has to be earned and worked for very hard by living in full consciousness through every experience that comes our way, constantly on the lookout for the learning each one contains. In this manner alone wisdom and understanding can be gained and our inner connection with the Highest realms of life re-established.

Knocking on the inner door to the wise one within and asking for its help is the only reliable way of finding out whether the spiritual teachings that come before us and whether they have some kind of hidden meaning. But even then, before any progress can be made, we have to be ready to open our mind to new concepts and ideas. Without this we shall remain stuck in the past. In your willingness to be receptive to new ways of perceiving things, be careful what you take on board and accept as your truth.

The Age of Pisces, now behind us, was an age of blind faith and trust, of deception, lying and cheating. Now that we can clearly see where this has taken us and our world, individually and collectively, we are ready for the Age of Aquarius. This is an age of truth and we are now ready to open our inner eyes to extract the learning we are meant to draw from our race’s mistakes of the past. In this new age it is no longer right to accept anything at face-value. We need to check with our built-in lie detector – oh yes, we all have one: the intuitive wisdom of our inner guidance – whether what we have found is true or false. Naturally, this should also be done with every part of my writings.

If only we had known about these things earlier in life, our heart would by now feel nothing but joy. Alas, it is part of our learning curve that at first, whenever we try to get in touch with our inner self, fear is the sensation that predominantly rises from our subconscious into our surface awareness. In fact, very little else seems to reach to us, which must be due to the layers of fearful soul memories that are now stored in the cells of our physical body.

Considering how the belief systems we are likely to have followed in previous lifetimes insisted on brainwashing us into the fear of God, this is hardly surprising. To frighten us even more, our religions taught that there is an evil and loathsome creature by the name of the Devil, whose foul abode is called Hell. This being was in all seriousness believed to be responsible for luring innocent human souls into doing the most horrible and wicked things imaginable. When the deeds were done and we refused to follow the church, whose religious system of doctrines, whose ecclesiastical authorities proclaimed such beliefs as true, burning in the fires of hell, forever and ever, would be our inevitable fate.

Beliefs like the one about hell and the devil are among the many false beliefs that are waiting to be shed. This is no longer difficult when one grasps that by now it has become clear that the devil is merely a metaphor for the untamed lower and lowest aspects of humankind’s nature, which all of us have to wrestle with and eventually learn how to master. The Universal law of Karma ensures that any kind of suffering we inflict upon others through misbehaviour and cruelty in one of our lifetimes, in due course unerringly finds its way back to us. Hell represents the state of mind in which we find ourselves when we find ourselves at the receiving end of experiences that are similar to those we once handed out. The same misery as that which we caused someone else in the past or now in the present, in the end has to be endured by us.

The biggest problem is that this kind of thing goes round in seemingly endless circles and the experiences return to us with ever increasing force. The tool for putting a natural end to all this suffering is laid into our own hands when we awaken into the knowledge of our true nature, origin and destiny, and become aware of the presence of the Universal laws and how they rule all life, including ours. This enables us to start making great efforts at conducting our life in harmony with these laws. With this our work of saving and redeeming ourselves has begun and we now walk hand in hand with the Christ Spirit, our Highest Self, and the Angels. This, by the way, is the only way the Christ will ever be able to save anyone.

Discovering these things and telling you about them is my joy. My heart is filled with love and gratitude for the wise one within, who dwells in me the same as in everybody else. I can tell you that this being, if one can call it that, really does know the answer to all our questions and the way of all things. My God Self writes about the topics we are interested in and ready to understand through me, so I can share them with you.

My whole being fills with joy at the thought that for many of us this sad chapter of our race’s development is coming to its natural end and that one great circle of life is closing. But, when I think about those we shall be leaving behind, I cannot help feeling sorrow. I have already applied to the powers that be for a job as an apprentice spirit guide for these souls, wherever they may be reincarnating in times to come.

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Posted 5/7/2015 5:38 PM (#26186 - in reply to #26184)
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Hello Aqua et al:
       I would like to restate your Wise Man's quote with a real person's quote and a further quote which, to me, is very relevant to our world today, at this very moment!

 

This is from a speech given by a real President (unlike the nabobs we have had lately) whose name is Franklin D. Roosevelt. Here ya go:

 

 

""I am certain that my fellow Americans expect that on my induction into the Presidency I will address them with a candor and a decision which the present situation of our people impel. This is preeminently the time to speak the truth, the whole truth, frankly and boldly. Nor need we shrink from honestly facing conditions in our country today. This great Nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper. So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. In every dark hour of our national life a leadership of frankness and vigor has met with that understanding and support of the people themselves which is essential to victory. I am convinced that you will again give that support to leadership in these critical days.

In such a spirit on my part and on yours we face our common difficulties. They concern, thank God, only material things. Values have shrunken to fantastic levels; taxes have risen; our ability to pay has fallen; government of all kinds is faced by serious curtailment of income; the means of exchange are frozen in the currents of trade; the withered leaves of industrial enterprise lie on every side; farmers find no markets for their produce; the savings of many years in thousands of families are gone.

More important, a host of unemployed citizens face the grim problem of existence, and an equally great number toil with little return. Only a foolish optimist can deny the dark realities of the moment.""

I hope the wise man will forgive our President for getting the quote wrong. I also hope that many heed our President's other observation concerning the moment then and moment we live in now.

Peace and a Chicken in Every Pothead,

Marty and LuckyLee 

 

  

 

 

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Posted 5/8/2015 7:25 AM (#26188 - in reply to #26186)
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Let us stay a bit longer with the state of our soul, when it keeps knocking on our inner door, trying to get us, its earthly counterpart, to understand what it has to say. If we continue to refuse to pay attention to what rises from the world of our feelings and do not listen, the likelihood is that our feelings of fear will get ever more powerful. As they have something important to tell us, this continues until after a while the sensations become so overwhelming that in the end our helplessness leaves us no choice but to seek the help of the medical profession. Off we go, in the hope that they have something to calm down the unpleasant feelings, maybe get rid of them altogether.

Conventional medicine has its place. But what it usually has to offer, in my view which is based on my own experiences, is chemicals. I believe that they should only be used as temporary walking sticks that can be discarded, as we progress one small step by another on our healing journey, slowly recovering and bit by bit gaining a measure of control over our feelings. The learning we find along the way, the fresh insights and wisdom gained from our misery are later meant to be shared with those around us, who are walking the same way behind us – the way I am doing with you here.

Sound advice comes from St Matthew 7:7-8: ‘Ask and it shall be given to you. Seek and you shall find. Knock and the door shall be opened to you, for whoever asks receives and those who seek find and unto those who knock the door is opened.’ Because it is true that the answers to all our questions can be found within, whenever we wish to clarify something, let us not forget to knock at our inner door and ask the wise one, the living God within. There really is no point in running to other people to hear their views on how to proceed. It is better by far to learn to listen within to what our inner teacher wants to tell us intuitively through the world of our feelings.

It does not matter that for a very long time we are unaware of the fact that everybody has such a guru. After all, we are on the Earth to learn and if we don’t know something, we just have to make it our business to find out. This goes for all of us and every aspect of our own being, our lives and our world. If you are anything like I was at the beginning of my healing journey, you won’t even know that such a door exists. If yours is like mine was, you too will find that for quite some time it steadfastly refuses to open. As I eventually discovered, this was because of a blockage that consisted of emotional/spiritual soul memories, which had accumulated in the course of many lifetimes. Because I had no idea that this is necessary, I never worked with and released them on a regular basis. Through sheer ignorance we ourselves create such blockages in past lifetimes and also earlier during this one. And when our time has come for re-establishing the inner connection with our Highest or God Self, which can only be done through the world of our feelings, we are stuck.

Our task as healers and lightbringers is to dissolve any emotional/spiritual obstructions we encounter by working through them, whichever way we can. Work intuitively and let your inner guidance show how it should be done. Being a very precious and holy place, our inner world of feelings surely deserves a different kind of approach than merely swallowing chemicals in the hope that the unpleasant sensations will go away. I can tell you from first hand experience that the feelings will not disappear, for the simple reason that they have nowhere to go and therefore cannot just vanish. They can be suppressed for a time, but at the first opportunity they will raise their heads again, demanding to be considered and handled gently. Looking back from where I am now, I recognise that the world of our feelings is our soul and therefore deserves lots of love, kindness and compassion for the suffering we and it once had to endure.

We are the only ones who can administer this kind of holy and wholesome medicine, and that each time we go on one of our inner healing journeys. Without attending to the troublesome feelings and diligently working our way through them, it is impossible to re-connect properly with the wise one within. Until our inner link with it has been renewed, no spiritual progress can be made, even though our time for a major leap forward may have come. That indeed is the reason why the spark of the Christ spirit is stirring within us. It is a signal from our inner self that our spiritual nature is ready to start growing and come forth, so that in due course it can take over our whole being and intuitively teach us how to make good the spiritual debts we incurred in other lifetimes.

For as long as we misunderstand the signs our soul is giving us through the cells of our physical body and when these signals gradually become ever more powerful, it is only natural that in our fear we run to the medical profession. However, if we accept the chemicals they prescribe to suppress the world of our feelings for too long, our inner Christ Self notices with sadness that there is no room at this particular inn – our heart – for Its holy child to be born. But because it loves us, it keeps on knocking. Time and again it tries to gain access to our consciousness and heart, in the hope that one day we shall be able to grasp what is happening to us. When that moment has arrived, we want nothing else but making it welcome and inviting it in, because all it wants to do is guide and protect us once again, the way the Christ Spirit has always done since long before we, its small earthly counterpart, were released into our present existence for the first time.

Our spirit and soul are joyous because it wants to show us the way home into the conscious awareness of our true nature and oneness with God. The Christ Spirit is the living God within, who is the only authority who knows when the moment of our release from the need for being educated on the Earth plane draws to its close. It knows how much we had to endure during Earth’s trials and tribulations, because it is part of us and accompanies us wherever we go. Down the lowest levels of life it has taken us and now wishes to take us up to experiencing ever higher ones. To bring us the joyous tidings that will put an end to our sorrows and suffering is the reason for its insistence on rattling ever more forcefully the door of our inner dungeon.

The Christ Spirit, the living God within, is the knight in shining armour, who comes riding on the white steed of God’s sacred wisdom and truth, to rouse us – its earthly counterpart – from our sleeping beauty slumbers. We do well to pay attention and listen, but for as long as we fail to understand what it wants to tell us, our spirit’s joy will remain our earthly self’s sorrow. This clearly shows that joy and sorrow are of equal value. Yet, even if we placed a value on them like we do on gold and silver, as our journey through life continues, this could not stop us from constantly rising and falling from joy into sorrow and back again into joy, as that is a necessary part of our earthly lessons.

In truth joy and sorrow are two sides of the same coin. Both are unavoidable parts of the duality of our nature and existence. Let me illustrate this with an example: when a loved one departs from this plane and moves into the world of spirit, those left behind on our side of the veil of consciousness wail and weep, while the ones on the other side celebrate their reunion with laughter and joy. And it’s only natural that, when yet another one who is dear to us takes their leave, the more thoughtful ones in our midst begin to ask themselves questions like: ‘What is the sense and purpose of all our coming and going, in and out of this life? Where do we come from and where are we going to? What is the point of all our striving to achieve, when everything is wiped out and lost at the end in any case? What could be the meaning of it? Is there some?’

This is how during periods of great sorrow and sadness, especially bereavements, even the most closed off human hearts begin to open up. It is a time when God and the Angels are drawing very close and small cracks appear in the emotional coat of armour we normally wear. Through them God’s light, in the form of wisdom and understanding, begins to seep and penetrate our consciousness and to those who are ready to receive them, they bring the gift of an increased understanding of life and its processes, in particular death.

Recommended Reading:
Part A – Help Me To Believe
Part B – Reflections on Faith
Part C – Faith Is Like Fulfilment
Part D – Living Without Faith
Part E – Our Two Most Intimate Relationships

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Posted 5/9/2015 7:55 AM (#26196 - in reply to #26188)
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Dreaming Of A World Without Fear

It seems to me that all human beings are rather fearful creatures – with the exception of those who are in denial and/or out of touch with the world of their feelings, possibly suppressed by the chemicals supplied by the pharmaceutical industry. This is hardly surprising when one considers the pathway we have had to walk in the course of many lifetimes. For as long as our earthly self remains unaware of where we once have come from and one day will be returning to, this is unavoidable in my view. However, our fears and anxieties are no longer necessary once we are aware again of our true nature. They are then surplus to requirement and their soul memories are waiting to be sloughed off and peeled off, layer upon layer, like old skins that have quite literally been outgrown.

I dream of a world where no-one lives in fear. Utopia? I believe that it surely will come when only awakened spirits and souls will be allowed to reincarnate into Earth life, to act as her guardians and keepers. In the course of working with and dissolving every last one of our anxieties and apprehensions, we let go of our false beliefs and replace them with God’s eternal wisdom and truth. Our faith in the goodness of life and its Creator is restored and that enables us to wholeheartedly make our contribution towards creating our new world where fear is no longer known, right here on the Earth.

For a very long time I have been doing my best to help it come into being. How about you? Should you not know how to go about it, ask God and the Angels to assist you and then, over the coming days follow your natural inclinations. You will be amazed at how many different pointers will be coming your way from here, there and everywhere, only apparently out of nowhere. To speed matters along, whenever you can, consciously take deep breaths while quietly and inwardly saying to yourself: ‘I breathe in God’s light and life. I breathe out the Divine breath. It deeply penetrates all spheres and forms of life with love, light, peace and healing.’

Doing this is your contribution towards the blessing and healing of all life. The more you practise the better you will be able to feel the Divine fire in your heart, like a rod of light that charges you with renewed strength and courage to tackle all things that come your way. Whenever you are weary and tired physically, do this breathing and you will be amazed how it blows away your weariness and fills your whole being vitality. All of this is part of restoring our loving union with the Source of all being, and we are on the road to gaining mastery over our whole being, life itself and in due course also over old age.

This attunement with our Creator renews and heals every part of our being, not merely our physical body. Therefore, as many times per day as possible breathe in and out deeply and affirm: ‘I breathe in love and I breathe out peace. Hand in hand with God and the Angels I am sending them into the farthest and remotest corners of all of Creation for the blessing and healing of all life.’ What greater joy could there be for any human being than being involved with this?

Whatever you are occupied with, remind yourself from time to time that our thinking patterns and perspective of life are largely responsible for whether any given situation brings us joy or sorrow. These things in turn depend on the present state of our evolutionary development. For as long as we believe that Earth life is all there is to humankind’s existence, we are frightened and likely to shed tears at the thought of our own departure from it, as well as that of our loved ones. Yet, once we are again aware of our true spiritual nature, the idea of leaving this plane brings a smile to our face, because we then look forward to our release into the greater freedom of the spirit world. This by no means is an indication that we are wishing our time of the Earth away.

Knowing that in truth a high and holy destiny awaits all of us is the key to eternal happiness and a joy that is so great that it radiates from the Heavens down to the Earth. Our right attitude towards the purpose and meaning of life empowers us to consciously bring forth ever more of the best that is within us, and to live and strive mainly for the concerns of the spirit, while the earthly ones move into second place. The more we realise that our whole being forever works and rests in the consciousness of God’s infinite light, love and wisdom, the happier and more joyful we and our life become.

Being aware that we are on the homeward bound leg of our earthly education, we rest safely in the knowledge that no matter what may still have to happen on our planet, we and it rest securely in God’s loving hands. Independent of what may ever befall our physical bodies and Mother Earth’s physical manifestation, our spirit and soul shall forever be kept out of harm’s way. The Great White Father/Mother Spirit with its Angels and Masters, and our friends and helpers in the world of light, will always be standing behind us, walking with us and holding our hands, to protect us and guide us unharmed through whatever we shall be expected to do.

The six-pointed star is the symbol of a perfected human being, whose male and female, upper and lower aspects have joined forces and are healed into one. Throughout the ages this star has been used by many cultures and civilisations in historical, religious and cultural contexts, for example in Hanafism, Raelianism, Judaism, Hinduism and occultism. The star represents the fact that all of us contain a spark of the Christ spirit, though at first only in seed form. Everybody’s new lifetime brings endless opportunities for awakening the Divine flicker from its slumber, so it can begin to grow in our heart and we eventually become aware the Christ Spirit, the living God within, is as much part of us as it is of everybody else.

This is a development of the human heart, the seat of love and warmth, wisdom and understanding. The heart is at the apex of the upwards pointing triangle of the star, which represents the lower earthly self with its mind and intellect, both are of the head. When this part of our nature is too much left to its own devices and still lacks the coo-operation of the mind in the heart, the small self functions cannot help functioning in increasingly cold and detached ways. For the healthy and happy functioning of our whole being, head and heart need to be united and learn how to work together.

In God, and therefore also in both genders of our race, the intellect is masculine and the heart represents the feminine aspect. During the time of the patriarchy and its purely male orientated religions, the masculine detached itself ever further from its feminine counterpart. Once upon a time these two parts had been one. This separation has been the cause of all our world’s problems of the past. The suffering it brought to each one of us individually, and collectively to our world, is humankind’s sorrow and the joy of those in the higher and highest realms of life. The awakened ones in our world rejoice with them, because they know that a great evolutionary cycle is closing and a vast chapter of earthly education for many of us has run its course.

For this Heaven and Earth join in a chorus of praise and thanksgiving to the highest. And the Angels, God’s messengers, rejoice for each one of us who comes home into the awareness of their true nature and are ready to do their share of establishing God’s kingdom on the Earth. As on the inner level all life is one, they are part of us and at all times standing by our side, waiting for someone to request their help. The Sun or the Christ sphere is the state of life from which each one of us once emerged. And the Angels would like us to know that it would be wrong to think of it as something towards we are travelling, although in a way this is exactly what we are doing.

Even while we are still spiritually closed off, we are capable of perceiving – if only faintly – the glory of our true home, the Christ sphere. Regardless of how far our journey on the evolutionary pathway through life ever took us away from our source, the memory of it had been programmed so deeply into our consciousness that it could never be lost. That’s why, when things get rough and we feel as if we were lost in our present existence, a powerful yearning for a more beautiful and more peaceful world overcomes us. If it did not exist on the inner level of life, inside us, we would not be able to feel such longing. The vision of this place may become obscured and almost lost, but never quite. In times of great need, grief and anguish our spirit and soul longs for and reaches out to its Creator.

A great hunger and thirst for the highest levels of life, our true home, overcomes us in those moments and we pine for God’s presence. This is an indication that God’s life, the Universal Sun behind the Sun, the Christ Spirit, is an integral part of us and dwells in our being. It is a state of life which resides in the heart of the Sun and consists of nothing but light. The more often we reflect and meditate upon it, the stronger the conviction grows in us, until it fills our whole being, that this is where we belong, because it is our true home and source.

Our earthly mind is the rational, logical, analytical and scientifically thinking part of us. As it is designed to help us understand and come to terms with the material plane of life, it is not very helpful in this homecoming process and frequently gets in its way. It needs bearing in mind though that the earthly mind is but a small part of our whole mind. When we have become sufficiently evolved to be allowed to move on to higher learning on other levels of existence, a quickening of consciousness takes place in us and we develop a new sensitivity towards and an awareness of the spiritual forces behind the outer manifestations of Earth life. In spite of the fact that this world is invisible to earthly eyes, our heart and inner self know it well and have no difficulties recognising it.

Recommended Reading:
  1. ‘The Road To Bethlehem & No Room At The Inn’
  2. Colonising New Planets

From ‘The Spiritual Aspects Of Depression And Suicide’

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Posted 5/9/2015 8:37 AM (#26197 - in reply to #23562)
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Hi Aquarius

Well it says somewhere that, 'perfect love casteth out fear', does it not?

As for others browsing these pages, just a reminder that everyone is free to contribute comments and thoughts.

Although Aquarius I think started this particular thread, she speaks for herself and not as a representative of UMS (just a reminder of that in case anyone was not sure!).

There are many other threads and members on the Board. Do look over and reflect on other friends' work: you could even start your own line of enquiry, by clicking on 'New Thread'!

Looking forward to hearing from you .....

Namaste

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Posted 5/9/2015 9:03 AM (#26199 - in reply to #26197)
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Dear Ophiucus,

Thank you for mentioning these points. All very valid and much appreciated.

And yes, perfect love does cast out fear. We're all working on that one, don't you think?

With love - Aquarius



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Posted 5/9/2015 2:32 PM (#26200 - in reply to #26199)
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Hi Aquarius

Certainly - practice makes perfect so it is said, one just has to remember to keep practicing ...

Blessed Be

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Posted 5/9/2015 2:38 PM (#26201 - in reply to #26199)
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Dear Ophicus,

I never thought of any of the threads I opened on this forum or any other as my property. When you take a closer look, you will find that at the beginning of almost all of them is an invitation for others to participate. If people don’t respond to it, there’s nothing I can do about that.

I have always made every effort to make it quite clear that what I express in all my writings is my belief, reality and truth, and that you alone can decide what yours is. With the help of your inner guidance you are the only one who can decide whether my truth could also be yours. As it is the only authority in the whole of Creation that will never mislead you or let you down in any way, knock at its door and ask. Whilst listening to or reading anything, it pays to listen to our inner world. You have found truth when a feeling rises from there that says: ‘This makes sense. It is right.’

With love – Aquarius


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Posted 5/9/2015 5:28 PM (#26202 - in reply to #26201)
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Dear Aquarius

I did not imply that you did anything differently. I am sorry if that is not what came across.

My comments were merely seeking to make that clear for any newcomers, or anyone browsing; as well as to encourage responses and contributions.

Every good wish

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Posted 5/9/2015 9:26 PM (#26203 - in reply to #26202)
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Hello All:
Ophi.....I am glad you did make the clarification. A casual observer of this thread may well interpret it as an "official doctrine" and for some it is.

Aquafer.....so long and so rapid that my thoughts are way behind your posts......but the one with our beloved Matthew, one of my favorite gossips of the four major Gossipels.....the exhortation to prayer (as in your post) is qualified. As is all mention of asking via prayer.....1 John, 1 Corinthians, 1 Sylvania, 2 Remington and whatever else is in the Byble. The qualification is basically "if God wills it" or "if it is in Gods will". This, in and of itself, is the ultimate disclaimer.....it is why kids don't get ponies when they pray and ask for one while living in a high rise apartment building in a city.

But, Aqua, when a crippled person prays to walk again, or a deaf person prays to hear or a blind person prays to see, why isn't that in Gods will? What lesson does God think these people will learn by denying them their prayers? AND, why would God, who is God, deny them since God is God and supposedly can do it in a heartbeat......

Your answers thus far are hierachical belief structures based on myriad contextually incongruent resources. I would really love to know YOUR answer, not the spirit guides or the UniChrists or the Lodge bros or White Beagle.

You see, this is important to me, as I admire you and your philosophy, but the posts obscure YOUR beliefs.

My beliefs are always centered around the "religious experience" so my faith in "Roman Catholicism" is unshakeable. Yet, I would not consider all the authority of the church that resides in the Vatican and throughout the world as a resource to discuss my faith since these have no bearing at all on true faith.

Some years ago, black folks in the USA used the expression "it's a Black Thing, You Wouldn't Understand". Here and now I am thinking that it is a religious experience thing and only a very few will understand.

Peace and Onions,
Marty and LuckyLee (she prays to Bastett to restore her sight, but she still is blind as a brick)

P.S. AND, only an extremely very few people are true healers, who don't need useless cheap or expensive internet courses, or books, or cassettes or tapes or cds or dvds. Their gift is the same as a guy named Jesus, who was not the son of God, but a true healer, and who (as all true healers do) had the power to make the lame walk, the blind see, and dead raise. (You must be mindful, we Catholics believe as the Egyptians, resurrection NOT reincarnation.)

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Posted 5/10/2015 7:27 AM (#26206 - in reply to #26203)
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Dear Marty,

Everything I write about - with the occasional quote I use here and there, always clearly marked as such - are my own insights into the matter. It is my Highest Self speaking and writing through me. And I have no reason whatever not to trust its wisdom and truth implicitly.

With love - Aquarius



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God’s Powers Are In Us

God’s powers of creation and destruction are also in us. As above, so below. For all of us this is of much greater importance than we may presently think. We do well to remind ourselves frequently that our thoughts create our reality, that in fact today’s thoughts bring to us tomorrow’s reality. We are responsible for the present state of our world and everything that is happening. All of us together created it through the irresponsible thinking and behaviour patterns of past lifetimes that resulted in raping, plundering and exploiting for selfish material gains Mother Earth’s precious resources, which are intended to provide for all her children in equal measure.

Wise ones appreciate that none of this means that you and I generated our world’s latest disasters with the thoughts of this lifetime. They know that every mishap that befalls our planet was brought about by the negative and destructive thinking and behaviour patterns of billions of human souls in billions of past lifetimes. Every one of us has to experience the same things. This in the first place takes us down to life’s lowest levels and from there, in the course of many lifetimes, eventually each one of us moves up to continue our studies on the highest planes.

Spiritually, darkness is ignorance and not knowing, and light is knowing. Hence the term enlightenment. Over the past thirty years or so, by working my way through layer upon layer of my inner darkness in a slow and painful process, it has transmuted itself into the wisdom and understanding that now fills my conscious awareness and is constantly increasing. This light is what I have been sharing with you, my readers, on an ongoing basis for all those years. I think of each one of you as my friend and as an important part of my spiritual family, and I thank you all and bless you for your support.

Please allow me to draw your attention once more to the fact that my writings express my beliefs and my reality and truth. Naturally, I can only speak for myself and you alone can decide what yours are. Whether you are as yet aware of this or not, you are responsible, not only for yourself but also for the state of our world. What kind of future conditions do you wish to create for us and our planet? With the help of your inner guidance you are the only one who can decide whether my truth could also be yours. As it is the only authority in the whole of Creation that will never mislead you or let you down in any way, knock at its door and ask. Whilst listening to or reading anything, it pays to listen to our inner world. You have found truth when a feeling rises from there that says: ‘This makes sense. It is right.’

From the evolutionary point I have reached by now, I can see that there is nothing wrong with us and our world. God designed us to be exactly the way we are. We are not some kind of messy random appearance or cosmic joke. We have been carefully placed in this life so that we may learn to love, appreciate and accept ourselves, just the way we are, because that is the way our Father/Mother loves us and wants us to be. The seed of perfection is within each one of us. As Cicero, 106-43 BC, wrote: ‘Human beings were created to contemplate and reflect the Universe. They are not themselves this great perfection, but they are particles of this perfection.’ To help us bring forth this perfection from within, all that is required from us is that we should act in kind and loving ways and give of our best in all situations. Through this constant striving the Christ spirit shines ever more strongly from the very core of our being into the outer self, until it finally has taken over our whole being and we have become a Christed one in our own right.

To my mind, nothing in our world makes any sense until one begins to perceive the greater picture. When one does, everything starts to fall into place. As mentioned earlier, the creative as well as the destructive powers of God are also in us. The entire point of our earthly education is to show us how these forces work out and manifest themselves in the realities of a physical environment, like the Earth. Our planet is a training ground, no more and no less, where in the course a many lifetimes each one of us must learn how to handle the powers within them safely and in a masterly fashion. Through our behaviour in thoughts, words and actions we have to prove that we have achieved this goal, before it is safe to let us loose on handling the affairs of the Cosmos.

Everything evil in our world has always been a demonstration to what depths the human evolutionary pathway can and indeed has to descend – and that for all of us, without exception – at some stage of our development. The evil that is with us at present shows us how things turn out when they are handled in opposition to the first law of life, which is love and everything that is good, right and beautiful. Wise ones are willing to learn from watching the evil they see round them. Accepting that they too have the same darkness within helps them to consciously decide that they never, ever shall want to be dragged down to such depths of experience. By bringing forth the highest and the best within them and using it to alleviate the ignorance and suffering of their world, step by step they are climbing the evolutionary ladder of life that is sure to lead them up to the Highest.

Such wise ones refuse to sit in judgement of those who are still involved in the lesson of exploring the lowest aspects of their nature. They thank their lucky Star, their Highest Self, that they have dealt with that part of their education and are already on the ascending evolutionary spiral of life, whose trail eventually leads all of us back into the conscious awareness of our true nature and relationship with God. They feel safe in the knowledge that a vast sphere of life interpenetrates humankind’s earthly existence and that in this world there are kind and loving beings, the Angels and Master, spiritual guides and helpers. They are God’s messengers, who are guiding and protecting humankind. All of them are working together to help us and our world move ever onwards and upwards in God’s great evolutionary plan for all life and lifeforms.

Wise ones thank the Great White Spirit, Father/Mother of all life, for providing this invisible life force, which is at work behind all physical manifestations of life, from its lowest aspects upwards to its highest. It is constantly beavering behind the scenes of Earth’s visible life and is doing the same on all other planets. Splendid isolation exists nowhere in the whole of Creation, and there is no separation between any form of life. On the inner level of life everything is blended together in one harmonious whole. To ensure the outworking of the great plan, God’s power, wisdom and love are at work behind everything that ever seemed to be wrong, evil and destructive in our world. It always has been and forever will be the guiding and protecting force that links together all forms of life.

This is the power that in the end makes all crooked corners straight and brings something good out of every last bit of apparent evil. It heals all our wounds in mind, body, spirit and soul, and uplifts and transmutes hatred into love, fears and anxieties into total faith and trust, and sorrow and sadness into joy and laughter. And we give thanks and praise for it to You, Great Spirit, and all Your helpers.

From ‘The Spiritual Aspects Of Depression And Suicide’

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Posted 5/10/2015 3:04 PM (#26209 - in reply to #23562)
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Dear Aquarius

I am sorry to be so contradictory, but the problem with saying, 'God's powers are within us' , [without adding something like, "so to speak"], is that it can then imply that we can do anything we want and all might be justifiable if we then conjoin it with, 'this is the voice of my higher self' .... something like that has been said before by a very powerful and dangerous person - or persons, more than once- who was followed by a great number of people over a cliff.

To copy and post stuff from your very interesting and dedicated web-site, over to this one, and to keep doing it, without a direct attention to some of the particular points, disinclines me for one to read every single word, line by line, sorry to say, as I can turn back to your web-site to read it if I want to.

What I am taking from your posts is that there is a higher self within us, that is evolving towards the cosmic self, basically, bottom line.

To support that, you cite spiritual teachers from past records that you say might or might not be real or legendary.

Bottom line for me is, that we seem to be as civilizations in retrograde mode, rather than adavnce mode; and that if those figures were purely legendary, why did each of them have such a potent - yet diverse, effect?

You have sought to answer the above in different ways when I have asked before, so my questions do not necessarily at this point require answers, more, reflection.

kind regards

Paul





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Posted 5/11/2015 8:03 AM (#26212 - in reply to #26209)
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Dear Aquarius / Dear Paul,

P: I am sorry to be so contradictory, but the problem with saying, 'God's powers are within us' , [without adding something like, "so to speak"], is that it can then imply that we can do anything we want and all might be justifiable if we then conjoin it with, 'this is the voice of my higher self' .... something like that has been said before by a very powerful and dangerous person - or persons, more than once- who was followed by a great number of people over a cliff.

A: Thank you for your feedback. What interesting points you are raising, once again. The times they are a-changing, Bob Dylan sang way back in the sixties. And changing they are indeed and that very rapidly. No-one can hold back the time or progress and who in their right senses would want to? I believe that all life is on an evolutionary spiral that moves ever forwards and upwards, never back, whether some of us in earthly life like this or not. The great plan of life provides that all of us together are slowly but surely evolving into ever more beautiful and perfect lifeforms.

In the case of us earthlings this means that with the passing of time we grow wiser and kinder, more thoughtful, tolerant and respectful towards every lifeform, increasingly loving and understanding, honest and truthful and willing to take responsibility for ourselves and our world. The Jesus legend is a demonstration of the direction in which every one of us for a very long time has been developing.

This means that we, like the Master, subjugate our personal will to the Highest, as the legend points out. Yes, everything that is in God is also in us, therefore God’s power of creation and destruction. As above, so below. No highly evolved soul would dream of wanting to undertake any kind of adventure, unless it had been asked to carry it out and that only under the guidance and protection of our Highest or God Self and the Angels. I cannot help wondering whether I did not make this clear enough in the chapter under discussion here or is it possible that the way you perceive the matter is because you did not read all of it?

P: To copy and post stuff from your very interesting and dedicated web-site, over to this one, and to keep doing it, without a direct attention to some of the particular points, disinclines me for one to read every single word, line by line, sorry to say, as I can turn back to your web-site to read it if I want to.

A: Ah well, here is the answer to my question.

P: What I am taking from your posts is that there is a higher self within us, that is evolving towards the cosmic self, basically, bottom line.

A: Sorry, if I haven’t made this point clear enough, although I thought I had done so several times over, as time went by. Our personality is the small earthly self, it is the counterpart of the Highest and God Self, the Christ Spirit, in whom we are all one. Upper and lower part are never separate, but always remained one. It’s just that the earthly self with time lost its awareness of its inner connection with its Highest Self. Gladly, for many of us the time has come for re-establishing it.

P: To support that, you cite spiritual teachers from past records that you say might or might not be real or legendary.

A: To my mind, it does not really matter any more these days whether any of the legendary teachers ever walked in our midst on the Earth plane or not. Now that we know that the Angels and Masters, as well as our spirit guides and helpers are constantly with us and that on the inner level of life they are part of us, I find it immaterial whether the mythical people of past ages ever took on earthly appearances or not. Why should one of those make any difference to anyone here and now? It has ever been humankind’s weakness to over-focus on the messenger and mistaking him for the message.

P: Bottom line for me is, that we seem to be as civilizations in retrograde mode, rather than advance mode; and that if those figures were purely legendary, why did each of them have such a potent - yet diverse, effect?

A: On no account can I share that opinion with you, Paul. As explained above, all life is part of the evolutionary spiral of life, ever moving forwards and upwards – never back. If it seems at times that our world is in retrograde motion, in my view this is due to the fact that the Earth is the training ground for human souls in many different stages of their development. There are some very young and even new souls in our midst, as well as some along the middle of the road, and at the top the most highly evolved ones, trying to lead and show the way.

P: You have sought to answer the above in different ways when I have asked before, so my questions do not necessarily at this point require answers, more, reflection. Kind regards – Paul

A: I am glad you did ask them nonetheless. Thank you for that, dear Friend. 

With love – Aquarius

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