What Is Enlightenment?

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Post by aquarius123esoteric » Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:49 pm

Life’s wisdom is like a tree, a living and rapidly expanding organism. And the tree of life is an analogy for the invisible structure on which all the wisdom and knowledge that has ever been gathered by anyone has grown. This tree is a living organism that – like any other – needs continued sustenance and nurturing. Every religion and belief system that our world has ever known is one of its branches that has contributed towards its growth, some more successfully than others. By adding to the knowledge that is already there, every soul’s learning from its own experiences actively supports the growth of the tree and contributes towards its wellbeing.

For as long as the tree continues to thrive and expand, all is well. But, like with any tree, branches that are no longer productive and have ceased growing, die and are eventually chopped off by those in charge. In spiritual terms, ignorance is darkness and knowledge is light, and each one of us is in this life to grow into a seeker of truth and enlightenment. In my view, a sound knowledge of the law of Karma is what every human soul on the Earth plane requires most urgently. That, alas, is something that spiritual writings like the Bible, the Koran and the Talmud only contain in carefully hidden forms.

Revelations 22:2 of the Bible contains an interesting astrological reference: ‘On either side of the river the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. And the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.’ My interpretation of this is: the two sides of the river are an illustration of the two aspects of humankind’s existence, that on the Earth plane and that in the world of spirit, our true home. All souls, on both sides of the river, encounter the tree of life with its twelve different types of fruit.

From ‘The Tree Of Life’

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Post by aquarius123esoteric » Wed Jul 01, 2015 2:13 pm

The Flight Of The Starlings

One of the most spectacular sights on our planet is the swarming of the starlings, also known as murmurations. Starlings have strong feet, their flight is powerful and direct. They are very gregarious creatures with diverse and complex vocalizations. Some of them have been known to embed sounds from their surroundings into their own calls, including car alarms and human speech patterns. The starlings can recognise particular individuals by their calls and are currently the subject of research into the evolution of human language.

Birds are the representatives of the Air element, the realm of thought and intellectual activities. They bring us the message that our spirit is free and that in thought we can indeed fly with any of the winged creatures wherever we please. On the wings of thought our spirit can lift itself above life on the Earth plane and gain glimpses into the higher and highest levels of existence. It is therefore by no means unrealistic to send our love and good wishes into the farthest and remotest corners of the Universe. They are sure to be received there, for thoughts are living things. And that sets me wondering what kind of message the starlings may have for us and our world.

In one of the most stunning aerobic dance performances our world has to offer, the starlings through their instinctive reactions receive their instructions from the greatest ballet master and choreographer of all, the Great Father/Mother of life. What a corps de ballet to conduct! And the Universe is offering you and me a front seat with the help of a video that can be clicked on below:

The Flight of the Starlings
http://www.youtube.com/embed/88UVJpQGi88

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Post by aquarius123esoteric » Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:24 pm

I believe that the purpose of all aspects of life is evolution and that this also applies to humankind. The reason for the human spirit spending time on the Earth plane is that each must evolve through gathering its own experiences by studying and exploring ourselves and our world. Through this our consciousness slowly expands and our soul grows in wisdom and understanding. All life is constantly moving forwards on the evolutionary spiral that gradually takes us all together onto ever higher levels of existence. As one of us learns, grows and evolves, our whole world does the same and the same is true for all of Creation. God is life and life is God; and life itself is our teacher. Through our daily experiences, we are at all times gathering ever more knowledge about ourselves and our world. In the fullness of time each soul will in this way become an enlightened being, i.e. one who is fully aware of the true nature of God and its own.

We are the pioneers of a New Age and many experiences are waiting for us that have never been tried before on the earthly plane. One of them is androgyny. Although this is a state we never lost on the inner spiritual levels of life, on the outer earthly plane we are presented with totally new experiences and challenges of quite a different kind. One of the most important features of us and our world is that we all contain many puzzling dualities and polarities and that our world is one of paradoxes. Some of these we shall explore in more detail later in this part of the jottings, others in future editions.

For the moment, let us either become aware of or remind ourselves – you alone know which option applies to you – that we all contain feminine and masculine energies. This is because as sparks of the Divine everything that is in God is also in us; therefore, each one of is us both woman and man at the same time. For a very long time we have looked towards others to make us whole, but it is coming ever clearer that each one of us is already complete within themselves and that, in fact, we are on our way back into wholeness.

To be whole and holy again is every soul’s final goal and destiny. This requires taking possession of our other part, the inner man in women and the inner woman in men. When that has been achieved we shall once again be like the Angels and God; their feminine and masculine energies are in perfect balance and harmony with each other. Like them, we too are first and foremost spirit; the only difference between them and us is that we are temporarily encased in matter. Thus on the one hand, we belong to the world of matter and on the other one we are part of the world of spirit and light. For as long as we remain clothed in our physical bodies we belong to the Earth plane. However, this is only half the story; the most vital part of us is our spirit and soul and our true home is the world of spirit. Each time we leave one of our earthly garments behind, we return to this world to rest and recover from the stresses and strains of Earth life.

The evolutionary pathway of every soul leads through a great many lifetimes, in which it has to learn from its own first hand experiences, to help it grow in wisdom and understanding of itself and the life it has been placed in. Life on Earth is a school and through its lessons the soul’s character qualities begin to develop. The more it learns the further it evolves and its consciousness expands. And each time it returns to the world of spirit, it – together with the wise ones in whose charge it is – assess the progress the soul has made, not only during the lifetime just completed, but all of them.

From ‘All Life Is Evolution’

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Post by aquarius123esoteric » Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:51 pm

Sun Scorpio Marie, Queen Consort of Romania, 1875-1938 wrote towards the end of her life: ‘The God within us! That’s what really counts … that fundamental something that makes part of the ‘beyond’, which leads us upwards in spite of ourselves … towards a light out of which we came and to which we surely return, if we do not allow our spirits to go down in the mine! A light which shines in our souls, a beacon signalling to us from somewhere beyond this quarrelling, hating, doubting, betrayed and betraying, sad suffering world.’ Later still, bravely tackling her twilight years, she wrote: ‘It is not in vain that, on decline, so much is taken from us. It is so as to prepare us for the end. To sow the seed of longing for another life in our tired souls.’ From ‘Born To Rule’ by Julia Gelardi.

From ‘The Age Of Aquarius’

‘Healers And Healing’

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Post by aquarius123esoteric » Sat Jul 04, 2015 3:03 pm

From ‘A Time to Remember’ Stella Polaris October/November 2008: ‘The power of thought is the creative power of all life. As you think, so you become, and so you create the conditions that surround you. You can learn to use your good thought. Within you all is this Divine creative principle, which has the power to create vibration amongst, and to control, the actual atoms of matter. We tell you this to help you, for all the Divine urge to know and to become aware of a life which is free, which is holy, happy, healthy and joyous, a life in which you can render service to the world and in which you can see quite clearly the land of light. If you would have a better world, create it for yourselves now at this very instant in your mind: hold the thought continually in your mind; refuse to allow any other thought to banish it from your consciousness and then raise your whole vibrations and your aspirations.

‘Always put into operation the forces of construction. You can release yourself from imprisonment and darkness by thought. Believe that good will come and that the best is coming, and it will. Try not to let your thoughts be dragged down to an earthly level or become imprisoned in the material and physical life. Try not to despair, nor dwell on the negative side of any situation. Do not be dismayed by the darkness that you witness in humanity, but cultivate compassion for life. Remember that every negative thought goes out into the Universe and adds to the sum of negative thoughts in the whole of life. But remember also that the same applies to good thought. If you train yourselves to think positive good; to see good and believe in good, you are serving the whole of creation. You are raising the consciousness of all creation. Your little contribution to the whole is of enormous importance.’

From ‘White Eagle On The Power Of Thought’

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Post by aquarius123esoteric » Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:34 pm

Love and friendship with all life are God’s true nature and our own. This is a love that gives of itself freely and willingly to all Its creations. It asks for nothing in return and from the moment of its emergence from the heartmind of God, every soul is accompanied by this love. This is the only truly caring friend who never leaves us and will stay with us forever. Thick and thin, good and evil alike are jointly experienced by the small earthly self and its Heavenly companion, who has always been there for it and forever will be. Ready to be called upon at any time, it has shown us the way through all our past adventures. It is with us in the present and will safely guide us through the explorations that are yet to come. Each time we act as a truly caring friend towards someone, God’s kingdom on the Earth is newly established.

Friendships of this nature are of particularly great value in times of coping with the loss of loved ones. They truly are gifts from the Universe, but they have to be earned before they can be given. If we can play this role for someone, maybe many, the Universal laws ensure that we too shall find at least one of these comforting presences, whenever we are in need of it ourselves.

Thank you, Great Spirit, Father/Mother of all life
For the gift of every one of our relationships.
Dwelling in the conscious awareness of our oneness
With You and the whole of Your Creation,
Help us to lift each one of our relationships,
Especially the most difficult ones, onto ever higher levels of
Friendship and total and unconditional love,
So that we may become ever more like You.

In the name of love we ask this.
Amen

From ‘The Alchemy Of Love’

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Post by aquarius123esoteric » Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:23 pm

The final evolutionary goal of each one of us is to become ever more God-like by learning to love the way our Divine Father/Mother loves us, i.e. totally, unconditionally and impersonally. The Bible tells us: ‘Love your neighbour, as you love yourself!’ To my mind, this does imply the need for loving and respecting ourselves as the precious and unique creatures we all truly are. We are magnetic beings who attract into their orbit that which we ourselves are; everything begins and ends with us. That is why, before we can attract some love into our lives, we first have to become loving ourselves. If we wish to be respected by those around us, we must first learn to respect and appreciate ourselves.

From ‘The Sun In Libra’

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Post by aquarius123esoteric » Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:14 pm

Rest assured that nothing can manifest itself in your environment unless it has first happened on the inner level of life. As a result, each time one of you consciously changes their inner perception and attitude towards life, your whole world follows suit. And when you save and redeem yourself in thoughts, words and actions, your world is saved and redeemed with you. So, go your way with your eyes wide open and be alive by taking an active interest in what surrounds you. Your intelligence is part of and one with Mine. Use it for good purposes only and strive to make your world a better place through bringing a renewed understanding of the true purpose and meaning of your earthly existence to as many as you can. Share the knowledge you find to help ignite the Divine spark in people’s hearts and souls, and the small still flame of spiritual understanding comes alive in them and renews their faith and trust in Me, your Creator, and the goodness of the life I have prepared for each one of you.

Assist the people you meet to become aware that in truth there is no yesterday or tomorrow, only this glorious moment of here and now, and that every moment of their lives is part of Eternity and precious. All who at any given time are dwelling on the Earth plane are aspiring to become a lightbringer and healer, who in the fullness of time can be used as a channel through which My wisdom and truth, the macrocosm, flows ever more forcefully into the consciousness of your race, the microcosm. Know that the power of creation is in you and that imagination is the source of all creation. Use yours to create the ideal world of your dreams where all live together in peace and harmony, and where warmongering, sickness and death are no longer known. By thinking about this often, you call it into being. And when you meditate and reflect upon it, through your inner guidance I will show you how you can do your share of bringing your new world about.

Rejoice in your oneness with Me and experience the elation of acting as a true child of Mine by assisting others to become aware that they also are the daughters and sons of My eternal spirit. In the name of love I ask this of each one of you.

From ‘About Time’

‘The Universal Christ Speaks To Us And Our World’

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Post by aquarius123esoteric » Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:16 pm

All life is energy and different types of it are ceaselessly at work throughout the whole of Creation. Astrology is a wonderful tool for familiarising ourselves with these energies. To me, the Divine science is a gift to humankind from the Universal intelligence. How else could it provide us with so much knowledge? Alas, like all things on the Earth plane, astrology can be used with equal ease for good and evil purposes. Irresponsibly scaring people half to death with dire prognostications about the next end of the world, for example in the year 2012, is evil. The necessary balance is created by those who reassure the public and help them find a better understanding of themselves and the spiritual background of life, bringing them closer to the higher realities of life and the great wisdom of the One, who so lovingly designed and created it all for us. The choice of how we wish to employ anything that comes before us is always ours.

Everything in our world has been provided by the Highest forces of life so that we should learn something from it and in the great plan of life nothing is ever wasted and even this serves a wise and higher purpose. We are here to find out about the wise use of the energies the Universe places at our disposal at any given time and astrology can assist us gain insights into their nature. This applies to the energies of our Divine parents, God and Goddess, as much as to – as their offspring – our own, as well as of others, our world and ultimately the planets and the Universe. Knowledge is a type of energy. All energy in itself is neutral – it is neither good nor evil. The evil we are still witnessing in our world is but a manifestation of energies that have been and still are used and expressed in negative and destructive ways.

From ‘Good And Evil – The Heavenly Teaching Aids’

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Post by aquarius123esoteric » Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:23 pm

I believe that there will be no judgement day. We shall always be our own judge and jury and it is everybody’s own task on this level of life to regularly assess whether we are doing all we can to make our world a better place to live in, not just for ourselves but for all. If we insist on predominantly sending the lower emanations of our earthly self into our world, our vibrations will remain as dense as those of the physical manifestations of Mother Earth, i.e. matter. The more we follow our inner guidance to bring forth the higher and highest qualities of our Christ Self, the finer and higher our vibrations become. This will continue until they have risen to Its level; and that’s what it means to be one with God.

From ‘By Their Fruits You Will Know Them’

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Post by aquarius123esoteric » Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:21 pm

May the knowledge we are now finding help us to become ever more aware of the infinite power, wisdom and love that has brought us and our world into being and will forever continue to support and keep us going. May this understanding enable us to rise above the circumstances that at times threaten to overwhelm Earth life with its sadness and unhappiness. May reminding ourselves as often as it is necessary of the loving arms and hands of the Divine behind all and also inside each one of us, help us to remain calm and not be pulled here and there like fallen leaves on the wind.. The more we reach out to our Highest or God Self, the more powerfully it can pull us onwards on our evolutionary pathway and upwards towards Itself and Its light on the higher and highest levels of existence. May our increasing awareness that in truth they are part of us assist us with finding our way through all the bitter and joyful experience that are still waiting for us on the Earth.

From ‘The Age Of Aquarius’

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Post by aquarius123esoteric » Sat Jul 11, 2015 2:40 pm

The Price Of A Glass Of Milk

A poor boy was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school. One day when he was very hungry and had only one small coin left in his pockets, he decided to ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a beautiful young woman opened the door. Instead of a meal he asked for a drink of water. Noticing that the boy looked hungry, she brought him a large glass of milk. He drank it very slowly and then asked: ‘How much do I owe you?’

‘You don’t owe me anything,’ came the reply. ‘My mother taught us to never accept pay for any kindness.’ The boy thanked her from the bottom of his heart and went on his way.

The boy’s name was Howard Kelly. When he left that house, he felt stronger physically and also his faith in God and human nature had been restored. Before this incident, he had been ready to give up and quit.

Many year’s later the woman became critically ill. The local doctors were baffled and finally sent her to the big city, where a specialist by the name of Howard Kelly diagnosed that she was suffering from a rare disease. When the heard the name of the town the woman came from, a light of recognition lit up in his eyes and he decided that he would do his best to save the woman’s life. From that day onwards she was given extra special attention and after a long struggle with the illness, the battle was won.

Dr. Kelly requested that the final invoice for his patient’s treatment should be presented to him for approval. He looked at it and wrote something on the edge. Only then was it sent to the woman’s room. She was afraid to open the envelope, as she was sure it would take the rest of her preset lifetime to pay for everything she had received. When she plucked up sufficient courage to have a look, her attention was caught by something that Dr. Kelly had written on the side of the bill. It read:

Paid in full with one glass of milk.

Signed: Dr. Howard Kelly.

Tears of joy and gratitude came to the woman’s eyes and with all her heart and soul she prayed: ‘Thank You, Great Father/Mother of all life, for your kindness, love and generosity revealing itself through human hearts and hands.’

Created by Anon.
Edited by Aquarius

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If our first reaction when someone is in distress is to reach out and offer a helping hand, when this has become not our second but first nature, we are true to our real nature. When we follow the instinctive reactions that come from our Highest Self instead of the urge of our lower earthly nature to turn away, our progress on the great wheel of fortune that is this life is sure to speed up considerably. Any small kindness is valuable and counts spiritually.
Even if sometimes nothing can be done but giving a person in distress a friendly smile, a few words of encouragement and comfort, a shoulder to cry on, a hug. When the recipient is lifted and helped above their present situation, even if only in a small way, the law of Karma sees to it that our kindness some day in some form or another returns to us. Hence the saying that bread cast onto the waters of life does return. This means that help is sure to come when it is required by us. It may not come through the people we once helped; in fact, it hardly ever does, but come it will and that often quite magically and only seemingly out of the blue.

The folk who look the happiest,
Who always seem so bright,
With smiles on their faces
And feet that are light –
Are not necessarily the ones
Who always lived in the Sun!
They could be the ones who learnt
To face their own darkness,
Conquered it and won!

From ‘Learning To Trust’

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Post by aquarius123esoteric » Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:56 pm

Perceptions

The world stands out on either side,
No wider than the heart is wide.
Above the world is stretched the sky,
No higher than the soul is high.

The heart can push the sea and land,
Farther away on either hand.
The soul can split the sky in two
And let the face of God shine through.

But East and West will pinch the heart
That cannot keep them pushed apart.
And on those whose soul is flat,
The sky will cave in, by and by.

Edna St. Vincent Millay
1892 – 1950

From ‘Words Of Wisdom & Healing From The Tree Of Life’

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Post by aquarius123esoteric » Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:13 pm

The Puzzle Of Life

Who and what am I?
So much more than the picture in my passport
Or my qualifications and titles,
And not the stories people tell about me.
I am not in the judgments of fingers that point at me
And I refuse to be put into boxes,
To be numbered or labelled.
I know that I am and yet,
I cannot be known by
Any knowledge of anybody’s mind,
Other than my own.

So, who am I and who are you?
We are spirit and soul and on the inner level of life
You and I we are one.
You are part of me as much as I am part of you,
And should you wish to meet and know the one we both truly are,
You have to ask your heart, instead of your head.
The former alone can recognise who both of us truly are.
It recognises one of its own kind and loves it.

I am an experience –
A feeling, a wave and a vibration.
I can be a tear or a smile,
A flower, a tree or a butterfly,
And at the same time the sea and the wide open sky,
Or the wind that caresses your hair.
I am what I love within me,
But also that of which I still am afraid.
Oh wonder, I am me and yet
I can be anything and anyone I want to be.

Do not tell me who I should be.
Never mind my limits, my scale or size,
Or who – in your eyes – I could be.
All I ask of you is that you
Love me the way I am,
As an experience that comes your way,
To bless your life and enrich it.

So, give me the freedom and the space to be myself.
And should you ever wish to know me,
Approach me with a smile and a hug
And I will instantly recognise you.
Share a caring word with me
And allow me to take your hand
To lead you to the place
And the experience where all is one,
For that alone is the true ‘me’
As well as the true ‘you’.

Nachi

From ‘Words Of Hope & Encouragement’

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Post by aquarius123esoteric » Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:15 pm

Nightly Closing Of The Border Between India And Pakistan

The Bird Of Paradise – Part 2


• Closing Of The Border Video
http://www.wimp.com/indiapakistan/

Never have I seen a finer example of the male of the human species strutting his stuff than in the above video. To me, the whole ceremony feels strangely reminiscent of the colourful plumage and the courtship rituals of the bird of paradise. In its human counterpart, however, the display is not for the winning of the heart of a female. I cannot help the feeling that it was originally designed to frighten the living daylights out of any opponent that may come the soldiers’ way.

From ‘Universal Guidance From The Environment’

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