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Re: Food For Thought

Post by aquarius123esoteric » Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:08 pm

Building The New Jerusalem

Many believe that our world is falling apart because humankind is neglecting its duty of caring for it, and that therefore it will perish. I do not believe that this is going to happen, although it’s true that many times on the surface of earthly life there appears to be nothing but confusion, pain and suffering. For as long as we are unable to look beyond the perceptions of our earthly existence into its spiritual background, it will be impossible to notice the progress we and our world have been making throughout time.

Yet, even those whose inner vision has opened cannot tell where God’s great plan of life * wants to take us in the future. This is because it is not our place to know any of its details. The task before all aspiring healers and lightbringers is learning to trust the goodness of the life that has been given to us. Every human being in this life and our other world is part of the great stream of wisdom, love and light that for some time has been flowing ever more powerfully into the individual and collective consciousness of humankind.

Whether someone is as yet consciously aware of this or not, with the passing of time increasing numbers of us will be returning into the conscious awareness of God’s true nature and their own. As pioneers of the Aquarian Age, each one of us ultimately is here to make their contribution towards manifesting the new age’s spirit of love and siblinghood on the Earth plane. In any way possible we need to express our appreciation and love for the world that has been placed into our care and for those who contributed to bringing it into being and maintaining it.

Any small effort one of us makes in this direction contributes to the activation of the Divine spark that in seed form is still slumbering in many hearts. Each one is waiting to wake up and slowly but surely join the great flame of Divine love that is growing ever stronger in the heart and soul of humankind. To paraphrase Ralph Waldo Emerson, let us not follow where the well trodden trail may lead, but instead go where no-one has ever walked before and there is no path. Then leave a trail behind that others may wish to follow. That’s how each one of us is required to go about doing their share of building the New Jerusalem, the city of light described by St. John in his Revelation at the end of this chapter. It is revealing itself with ever greater clarity that this is not going to be a place somewhere ‘out there’, but right here and now on our planet. All along the term ‘City of Light’ has been a symbolism for this awakening of the Divine spark.

The way forward for each one of us individually and for the whole of our race, is this building of the New Jerusalem. Each one of us on their own and all together, we ourselves are its builders. As soon as an earthly self has achieved a certain degree of spiritual maturity, the Divine spark in its heart stirs from its slumbers. With the passing of time it grows stronger and develops into the living God within. This is the Christ part of everyone’s own nature, who gradually takes over the drives and urges of our lower nature and replaces them with Divine ones. This process is the building of the New Jerusalem and it would be pointless to wait until we go to Heaven or rather the spirit world. As these things can only be developed in earthly life, it’s essential to start right here and now. It is done by expressing our true nature and thinking, speaking and acting in kind and loving ways, as well as living in keeping with the Universal laws. This helps us to come into harmony with the Universal forces of life.

Anyone who is presently taking part in earthly life has been granted the gift of another lifetime for learning to trust that the Great Mother’s love and wisdom will always bring us and our world the spiritual growth each one of us needs for their return into the conscious awareness of their oneness and togetherness with God and all life. You may find it helpful to quietly affirm to yourself every so often: ‘God is part of me and I am part of God. Willingly I act as Its channel for lovingly spreading Divine wisdom and truth. From love I have come and to love I am now returning. Achieving the awareness of my true nature and reality is the purpose of my earthly existence.’

Listen carefully to the responses that rise from the innermost core of your being into our conscious awareness through the world of your feelings. This is feedback from your inner guide and God Self, who constantly tries to tell show you whether something you hear or read is true or false. Bearing this in mind, let’s take a look at the following:

St. John Revelation 21: 1-6: ‘Then I saw a new Heaven and a new Earth. The first Heaven and the first Earth had disappeared and there no longer was any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of Heaven from God, prepared as a bride dressed for her husband. Then I heard a loud voice calling from the throne: ‘Look, how God lives among human beings. He will make his home among them. They will be His people, and He will be their God, God-with-them. He will wipe away all tears from their eyes. There will be no more death and mourning, sadness or pain. The world of the past has gone.’

‘Then the One sitting on the throne spoke: ‘I am making the whole of creation new. Write this, for what I am saying is trustworthy and will come true.’ Then he said to me: ‘It has already happened. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give water from the well of life free to anybody who is thirsty.’ * Reflecting on these words from where I am now, it’s not hard to recognise that the events described in the revelation have already been taking place in our world with the help of writings like mine for many years. Through them the city of light has for some time been descending, in the form of Divine knowledge and wisdom, from the Heavens, brought to us by the Angels of the Christ Circle, the highest levels of life, for the heart and soul of humankind.

Because of this there will soon no longer be any room for the sea of ignorance, which for such a long time held us captive on the Earth plane. The false beliefs, prejudices and superstitions we acquired during the part of our earthly education when we were made to believe that every word of the sacred texts of our part of the world had to be taken literally and was true. For a long time such beliefs were forced upon us and those who dared to doubt them were declared heretics and burnt alive on the stakes. These things ensured that we were kept firmly nailed to the cross * of our earthly existence, until the approach of the Age of Aquarius and its promise of spiritual freedom for all.

The scary parts of the revelations were designed to keep us firmly planted on the Earth plane, until the time and energies were right for disclosing the higher esoteric meaning of St. John’s Revelations to us – and that time is NOW. Whether we are as yet aware of it or not, the law of life is love and every transgression against it is a sin that has to be made good at some stage of our development. This is not going to be done by a God-man, who merely existed as a thoughtform *, but by us – you and me and everybody else. And at the rate we are presently moving forwards and upwards on the evolutionary spiral of life, there soon will be no more sea of ignorance in which anyone can drown.

I believe that the New Jerusalem is a symbol for the heart and soul of humankind opening itself progressively to the light of Divine wisdom and truth, which for some years by now has been flowing ever more powerfully from the highest levels of life into the individual and collective consciousness of our world. For me, that is the higher esoteric meaning of the City of Light described in the Revelation of St. John, known as the Divine.

* Recommended Reading:
• ‘Not By Bread Alone’
• ‘The Great Plan Of Life Unfolds’
• ‘The Symbolism Of The Cross’
• ‘Each Their Own Saviour And Redeemer’
• ‘Jesus – A Thoughtform’

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Re: Food For Thought

Post by aquarius123esoteric » Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:48 pm

Of Good And Evil

One of the elders of the city said:
‘Speak to us of good and evil.’
And he – the prophet – replied:
‘Of the good in you I can speak, but not of the evil.
For what is evil but the good within you
That is tortured by its own hunger and thirst
For the learning that will help you,
In the fullness of time,
To return into the conscious awareness
Of your true nature?
Because the good in you is hungry and
And your soul longs to return to its real home,
It sometimes seeks for food in dark caves
And may drink of dead waters, too.

You are good when you are at one with your Highest Self,
But when you are no longer consciously aware of it,
You are not evil. You are but a divided house,
Which does not have to be a den of thieves.
It is merely that the two parts of you,
Your Highest Self and its earthly counterpart,
Are still travelling in opposite directions.
This state of being can be likened t
To a ship without rudder that
Is capable of wandering aimlessly among perilous isles.
Yet, somehow it does not sink to the bottom.
When you have studied evil sufficiently,
With the help and the will of God and the Angels,
The two parts of you will come together again
And brought into harmony,
So that in future they work for you,
Instead of against.

Fear not, if some of the souls in your world
Still seem to be guided away from their Highest Self
And ever deeper into the morass of physicality.
Trust that for them too, the turning point will come,
As it has done for you and all other wise ones in your world.
Humankind’s evolution is a circle
That first moves you away from God,
That which is all good.
The farther you descend into matter,
The more you move downwards.

When you have reached a certain phase in your development,
You begin to move upwards and are then on your way
Into re-discovering your true nature,
That you are part of God and that God is part of you,
And that because of this
The core of your being has always remained good,
Through and through, all-loving and all-knowing,
Like your God Self
With whom you are now consciously
Being reunited and at one again.

For as long as your soul lessons require that
You move downwards, you are not evil.
Even thought your earthly self may still
Be learning to differentiate between good and evil,
Your innermost essence of your being
Remains good and of God.
You are good when you are spiritually awake
And that in thought, word and deed.
Yet, those who have not yet reached this point
Are not evil.
And if your tongue still staggers without purpose,
Know that stumbling speech also serves a wise higher purpose,
That of strengthening weak tongues.

You are good when you strive to give of yourself.
Yet, you are not evil whilst you are still seeking gain for yourself.
Those who are doing this are learning the lesson
Of being a root that clings to Mother Earth and sucks at her breast.
Like a tree your soul’s needs
Vary according to the evolutionary phase you have reached.
That is why the fruit of a tree
Cannot say to its roots: ‘Be like me,
Ripe and full and ever giving of my abundance.
For the fruit giving is as good a need
As the receiving is to the root.

You are good when you walk towards your goal
Firmly and with bold steps.
Yet, you are not evil whilst you are still approaching it with a limp.
But even those who limp are not going backwards,
For all life is evolution, moving ever forwards and upwards.
Let those who are strong and swift,
Make sure they do not pretend to limp too,
Out of misunderstood kindness for the lame.

You are good in countless ways,
And you are not evil when you are not good,
You are neither loitering nor sluggard,
You are merely still in the process
Of learning to discern between good and evil.
Have compassion too for those
Who already are moving with the speed of stags,
And believe that they can teach their swiftness to those
Who thus far only capable of moving like turtles.
Wise ones know that in God’s great plan,
The turtle has as much its place as the stag.

Your goodness lies in your longing for being at one
With your Highest Self.
This longing is in all of you.
In some, it already is like a torrent that rushes to the sea,
With all its might,
It carries with it the secrets of the hillsides
And the songs of the forests.
The longing of others is still like a shallow stream
That lingers in angles and bends and loses itself.
Yet, it too finally reaches its destination.

Each does come to the end of their journey,
In their own sweet time.
That is why there is no need for those in whom
The longing is already very strong
To say to those in whom it is still weak:
‘Why are you slow and halting?’
This is why wise ones who are truly good
Would never dream of asking the one who is naked:
‘Where is your garment?’
Or another one who is homeless:
‘What has befallen your home?’

From ‘The Prophet’ by Kahlil Gibran 1883-1931
Lebanese/American poet
Edited by Aquarius

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Re: Food For Thought

Post by aquarius123esoteric » Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:16 pm

Healing Prayer For Disaster Victims

Great Spirit, Father/Mother of all life,
And Your only born Son/Daughter,
The Spirit of the Universal Christ,
May the Light of power, courage and strength
Flow freely into those affected by natural disasters
Like earthquakes, flooding and landslides,
And also of the human-made catastrophes
Of war and other acts of terrorism,
Wherever they may be taking place.

Grant us and our world also the gift of
Your infinite wisdom and love,
So that together with You and the Angels
We may lift the spirits and souls of those
Who under the influence of the powers of
Darkness and destruction have to return
To our true home, the spirit world,
Guided and protected by
The Angels of Rescue and Death.
May they not only find rest, peace and healing
In that world, but also a better understanding of the
Purpose and meaning of humankind’s earthly existence.

Meanwhile we give
Thanks and praise to You and the Angels
For ensuring that none of us will
Ever be lost in the vastness of space and time,
Left behind and forgotten,
And that all human beings,
Wherever they may find themselves,
Will forever be resting securely
In Your loving arms.

May our hearts and souls be filled with forgiveness
For those who are still taking part in the
Earliest parts of their earthly education.
And may the radiance of Your Light
Shine into their hearts and souls,
So that they too open and
The Divine spark within them
Stirs from its slumber.
And may the hearts of the older and
More experienced souls in our midst
Be filled with forgiveness for their younger siblings
In the great family of humankind.
Grant these people the gift of understanding that
The lessons the young ones are presently taking part in
Are similar to those they once that took them
Through the initial stages of their earthly education.

As payment for our karmic debts,
Help us older souls to patiently endure
What the youngsters are inflicting upon us,
In their ignorance of their true nature
And the existence of Your Universal laws,
Thus creating ever more
Difficult Karma for themselves.
Undoubtedly, for them too
The time will come,
In one or several of their future lifetimes,
When they have to make good
The debts they are incurring now.
It will then be their turn to suffer,
The same as we are doing now,
At the hands of the youngsters
Who are treading the evolutionary pathway
Behind them.

May this knowledge help
The Christ nature characteristics
Of compassion, forgiveness and love
Unfold and blossom in ever more human hearts.
And may Your Divine courage and strength
Flow into survivors of any kind and all who are
Lovingly attending to the sick and wounded
In mind and body, spirit and soul.
These things we are asking from You,
In the name of love,
Your name and ours,
For the blessing and healing
Of our world and all worlds.


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Re: Food For Thought

Post by aquarius123esoteric » Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:12 pm

You Only See One Side Of The Picture

The following is the essence of a teaching from the White Eagle group of spirit guides under the above heading, which appeared in Stella Polaris, the bi-monthly magazine of the White Eagle Lodge June/July 2011: ‘Because God is the designer of the great plan of life * and of every small plan within it, S/He sees all sides of any picture. This applies to individuals as much as groups and nations, and all manner of institutions and organisations. God is all loving, giving and forgiving and whatever your heart truly desires is given unto you, so that you may enjoy it and also learn something from it. If it’s violence, warfare and acts of terrorism your heart yearns for, you are allowed to get on with it – though only up to a certain point.

‘Your wish will be granted, but unknown to you at a price, because the law of cause and effect, also known as the law of Karma, in the fullness of time returns every one of your thoughts, words and actions in some way to you. For example, in one of your future lifetimes, maybe while you are still a small child, you could become the victim of an act of terrorism. The people around you would then be thinking and saying how terrible your death is. Whenever they see suffering, perhaps mangled bodies and death caused by mindless acts of violence, they are likely to ask: ‘Why should this kind of thing happen to innocent souls who have no idea why they have to suffer?’ Everything that takes place in your world is of a karmic nature. Good and bad events alike have their origin in that which was done by the people involved in their previous lifetimes.

‘For a long time the earthly mind of all human beings is ignorant of anything that does not relate to its present existence. Yet, as each one moves along the evolutionary spiral of life, their soul gradually develops some wisdom and understanding. And if you could watch the spiritual enlightenment that can be found in any kind of suffering, you would recognise that the misery in truth is a precious gift and that there is every reason for being grateful for it. Your heart would fill with even more gratitude if you could see how merciful God is and how the end of every catastrophe is invariably crowned with something beautiful. A just reward waits for everyone who is affected by them, not only when they arrive in the world of light, but also in their future lifetimes on the Earth, unless all their Karma has been cleared away and they will be allowed to move on to experiences of a higher nature.

‘Compensation * is one of the five great laws of life and the greatest gift that arises from suffering is undoubtedly soul growth. But it also means paying the debts that are likely to have accumulated in your spiritual bankbook in the course of many lifetimes. Without redeeming yourself and balancing your spiritual account you cannot be released into lessons of a higher nature and exploring other levels of life. You are well on your way when you forgive those who have hurt and wounded you and your loved ones and place everything into the hands of your Christ Self, you are nailing the desires of your lower nature for revenge and retribution to the cross of earthly life *. When the only thing you want to do is send love and forgiveness to everybody, independent of what may still have to happen to you and your world, your higher nature has taken over. You are at one with God and for you the gates into the freedom of the Aquarian Age are opening wide.

‘Our Creator’s infinite love and mercy cannot be known for as long as human beings remain unaware of their true nature and the higher purpose of their existence. For as long as they look at things only with their worldly eyes, they can perceive but one side of any picture and so fail to recognise the tender loving care that provides for anyone who is suffering, lonely and afraid. If during the early part of their earthly education, people get involved in a catastrophe or maybe are just watching or assisting with removing dead bodies and clearing away the debris of destroyed dwellings, they will say: ‘Aren’t so much devastation and many deaths just awful and senseless?’ Their view of life changes profoundly when they become aware of the spiritual background of life and that the higher forces are taking care of the souls who have been released from their physical bodies in any kind of way, including violent ones.

‘Although the victims of such incidents may not realise what is happening to them, the most careful provisions are being made for each one. When these newcomers arrive on the other side of the veil of consciousness that separates your world from ours, the only thing they know at first is that they are alive and moving and breathing in a world that seems identical to the one they used to know. They may not even realise that they have left their physical body behind. With great tenderness and care the wise ones in charge help them to realise that they are no longer in a physical existence. They are under constant surveillance by us, your spirit Masters and guides, until they have become fully aware of their present state. We delight in witnessing their intense joy and thankfulness for the ease of their move into our world. This is the usual first reaction of those who are finding out that it our realm is as solid and real as the physical world, but much more beautiful and easy to live in.

‘The most tender love watches over the whole of humankind at all times and this does not merely become visible when someone dies. This kind of care has always been with you and forever will be. God and the group of Angels known as the Lords of Karma *, as well as many lesser beings in our world are empowered to bring about the conditions that are beneficial for the development of those taking part in earthly life. Although our efforts cannot be perceived by earthly eyes and senses, we only work for that which is good. So, if in future you hear about or witness a disaster, do not wring your hands and say: ‘How terrible! How could God permit such a thing?’ Resist the temptation and remind yourself that you have no idea about the karmic background of anything.

‘To paraphrase words from the Jesus legend: ‘Let those among you who are free from sin, cast the first stone.’ As soon as any kind of situation is viewed from the Karmic angle, it would be most unwise for anyone to pick up a stone, never mind throwing it. And would you dare to throw a stone of condemnation towards the young and inexperienced souls, who are committing such acts? After all, aren’t they your siblings in the family of humankind, your younger brothers and sisters? What they are doing is part of the early phases of humankind’s earthly curriculum, just the same as you had to experience in past lifetimes. Never forget that all of it is provided by God’s wisdom and love. There would be no point in asking God and the Angels to forgive any trespassers against the law of love, because they are standing by and know exactly what is happening.

‘It wouldn’t be your place to forgive those who sin, but you may utter to yourself the following words from the Jesus legend: ‘Father, forgive them, for they know not what they are doing’. Truly, they are completely unaware of what they are doing to themselves, the same you did not know when you had to deal with the same phase of your development. In those days you too would have asked: ‘Why, if God loves His/Her children, are volcanoes and earthquakes permitted? Why, if God loves humankind, are humans allowed to go to war and commit acts of terrorism?’

‘Human souls find peace when their earthly selves realise that they themselves are the ultimate cause of everything that has ever happened on the Earth and is doing so to this day. It could not be any other way because the Universal laws work in exact rhythms and with great precision. There is a great abundance of everything, but as only through the lack of something human beings can learn to appreciate that which they have, sometimes periods when rain is withheld are necessary in earthly life, to teach you the value of water. The same principle applies to war and peace, but even if the warmongering lasts six thousand years, it represents a mere batting of an eyelid in God’s time.

* Recommended Reading:
• ‘The Power Of Prayer’
• ‘The Laws Of Compensation And Balance’
• ‘God’s Covenant With Humankind’
• ‘The Symbolism Of The Cross’

From ‘Healers And Healing’

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Post by aquarius123esoteric » Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:19 pm

Not By Bread Alone

Although the human spirit is eternal and cannot be killed or harmed by anything or anyone, our souls can at times be so suppressed and unloved that they almost perish. It is not for nothing that the Jesus legend in St. Matthew 4:1-4 and St. Luke 4:1-4 both contain the identical warning – maybe for special emphasis: ‘Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan, and the Spirit carried him away into the wilderness for forty days, so that he might be tempted by the adversary. He did not eat anything in those days. When they were over, at last he became hungry. And the adversary said to him: ‘If you are the son of God, command this stone to become bread.’ Jesus answered: ‘It is not by bread alone that man can live, but by every word of God.’

The above words belong to a dialogue between Jesus and Satan, also known as the Tempter or the Devil. I see the legend of the whole life and times of the Master Jesus as a metaphor for humankind’s spirit self during its many sojourns through the wilderness of the Earth plane. Satan is a symbolism for the untamed desire nature of the earthly self, psychology calls this part ‘the id’. This part of our nature seeks to dominate at all costs and is in never ending pursuit of gratifying its own selfish wants.

The evolutionary pathway of our whole race demands from us, individually and collectively, complete mastery of the Earth plane. To achieve this, it is of the greatest importance that we become familiar with all parts of our nature, so that we can take charge of them and learn how to master and control them. This applies in particular to the desires and impulses of our lower earthly self – a formidable task if ever there was one. To get started, it’s crucial to become aware that we all contain a force that at times is quite capable of behaving like a wild creature on the loose, reacting to the slightest irritations by biting, kicking and thrashing in all directions.

Getting hold of and training this part of our nature is up to us, until in the end it turns into a docile work and saddle creature who willingly toils for us instead of against, the way it frequently did in the past. For as long as this force remains uncontrolled and left to its own devices it all too happily goes on the rampage and manages to create havoc for us in our lives. Each has to teach their own inner beast how to act like an amenable and enjoyable companion, so that it can eventually carry us – and our whole world with us – forwards and upwards into experiencing increasingly higher dimensions of life.

To return to Jesus and the wilderness, just for a moment, what about the number forty? The ancients considered figure to be a sacred one. This is how it found its way into some of the legends of our world, for example the ones of the Lord Buddha and the Master Jesus. The former, so we are told, meditated for forty days and nights and the latter spent the same amount of time in the wilderness.

Both the above quotes draw our attention to the fact, for extra emphasis twice over, to the most urgent factors for the survival of the human spirit and its soul during life in physicality. More important than anything else for the survival of the rigours and hardships that are an inevitable part of the winters of our earthly education is keeping in touch with our true home and our Creator, our Highest Self. To see us through the traumatic experiences that have to be endured, we are meant to draw on its support and strength. As through disuse any muscle, spiritual and physical alike, atrophies and loses its usefulness, clearly bread of the heavenly kind is of even greater significance than the earthly variety during our sojourns on this planet.

If we focus too much on the material plane and eventually get stuck there, our soul is in danger of dying from mal-nutrition. Souls can and do perish when their requirements are neglected for too long and they are denied access to the nourishment it draws from spiritual wisdom and truths that come from the source of our being. It makes no difference in what this may present itself or whatever belief system someone may follow. Any spirit whose soul has died, from its next lifetime onwards, has no option but to start from scratch and set about building itself a new soul.

The awareness that our thoughts and beliefs create our reality is useful here. Bearing in mind that even the worst offender has as much good in them as the greatest saint, it’s not hard to believe in them and their potential goodness. By never giving up hope that one day it will begin to surface and show, it is possible to help those who reveal their need for it through their behaviour. Let’s face it, the best relationships, i.e. the ones that help us grow in wisdom, tolerance and understanding of human nature, are by no means the ones that bring us together with people who already realise the importance of watching their words and actions carefully.

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Post by aquarius123esoteric » Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:27 pm

The Porcupine Fable

Down the ages and with the help of legends and myths, fairy tales and fables the Divine, through many different human channels, has always tried to transmit its wisdom and truth into the collective consciousness of our race. Referring to the progress of its success on the Earth plane the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788-1860, wrote: ‘All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as self-evident.’

Schopenhauer was the author of a fable about porcupines that to this day conveys a vital message of how we all can and indeed have to learn to co-exist more harmoniously. Schopenhauer’s allegory tells of how during one of the coldest winters Mother Earth had ever experienced, many animals were dying from cold exposure. As this was happening all around them ever rapidly, it occurred to the porcupines that the only way their species would probably survive the bitter cold of the howling North and East winds would be by pooling their resources and gathering closely together. They realised that benefiting from each other’s body heat would be the only way of protecting themselves.

Alas, even though they were much warmer now, their quills were so sharp that they could not help wounding each other. This caused so much pain that after a while they reluctantly had to move apart again. Alas, when each one was on its own once more, ever more of them froze to death. That’s when the brilliant idea came to one of them that for their survival they would have to decide individually whether to accept the quills of their companions or die. Realising the danger of their whole species possibly disappearing from the Earth, enough of them were sufficiently wise to move closer together with the others.

So the fable goes. Yet, in truth it is the love and wisdom of the Great Father/Mother of all life, in whom all is one, that orchestrates and conducts the wondrous symphony of life. With the help of the Angelic hierarchy they are constantly guiding and protecting every one of Its creatures. No-one is ever forgotten or left out. Mother Earth is but one of the many physical manifestations of the Great Mother. Her wisdom and love express themselves through the instinctive and intuitive behaviour of all living things, plants and animals as much as human beings. This is where they have their origin. As a result nothing in the whole of Creation is ever without Divine guidance and protection.

The feminine love and wisdom aspect of the Divine trinity is the Goddess. She is the mother of all species and the living and breathing force behind phenomena like the clever formation flying of birds during migration. She is the source of the instinctive knowledge of the animal kingdom to protect one’s young against all threats, if need be at the expense of one’s own life. She is in charge of our own body clocks as well as that of all other members of the animal kingdom. She tells Her creatures when to mate and when to abstain from it, for example when not enough food is going to be available for the raising of young. She instructs hibernating animals when and where to begin theirs and when it is safe to come out of it again – and so on and so forth.

And it was the porcupines’ group soul, as part of the Great Mother, who is the soul of the whole of Creation, who instructed the individual animals through their instincts to move closer together and keep each other warm, so sufficient numbers of them would stay alive, to secure the survival of their species next spring. That’s how the porcupines during that terrible winter acquired the wisdom that sharing their own warmth with their companions was the most important ingredient for getting through the cold months. Putting up with the wounds the unusually close proximity with their companions inevitable inflicted upon each other was a small enough price to pay for their survival.

Human relationships can frequently be very similar to what the porcupines had to endure. The essence of every human being, without exception, is spirit and soul and we all contain everything, the very best and the worst. While our spirit is immortal and cannot die, the soul is our soft, sensitive and vulnerable feeling side, in which the memories of each of our spirit’s experiences on the Earth plane are stored for future reference. It usually does not take long until the earthly self, aware of its soft and defenceless underside, develops sharp inner spines that express themselves through its words and actions. For as long as young and inexperienced earthly selves remain unaware of the fact that whatever we send out into our world, in thoughts, words and deeds, inevitably has to return to us, they are unlikely to wish to restrain themselves in their human contacts.

To this day, there are a great many of these foolish young ones in our world, who take pride in their ability to employ their barbs in the most hurtful ways possible. Giving such people a wide birth is the best solution. Yet, whenever that is impossible, there is every reason why we should forgive them, for they know not what they are doing to themselves, i.e. what kind of Karma they are so vigorously creating for later in their present lifetime and future ones. The rigours, stresses and strains of Earth life are the winters of our lives. Here conditions all too easily turn arctic, for example when we become embroiled in some of those family feuds, in the course of which the attitudes of the participants may become ever more deeply entrenched. Until at least one of those involved at last turns for help to their spirit helpers, the Karmic pendulum may swing helplessly to and fro, one lifetime after another.

The world of spirit, our true home, is our summer land that knows no winters. During their next spell of recovering there, even spirits – or maybe especially they – who have lost their souls are offered opportunities for consulting with the wise ones in charge of our race. When asked, they can help us to work our way through any kind of conflict, until each one of them has finally been resolved.

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Post by aquarius123esoteric » Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:10 pm

A New Commandment

As and when required, let’s remind ourselves that the highest potential of the porcupines of the human race – to return to this metaphor for a moment – is as great as our own, and that in the fullness of time they will bring it forth from within themselves, the same as we have done. It then becomes clear that our encounters with them are by far the best teaching aids for our earthly education. Rubbing shoulders with these people is excellent practise for living with the imperfections and inadequacies of others. They alone can teach us how to grow more tolerant and loving towards everybody and especially those who, on the surface of things, don’t seem to deserve it.

Learning to peer beneath the surface structure of all life onto its spiritual background is a good habit. It’s the only way we can learn how to love the unloving, in spite of themselves. After all, aren’t they God’s children of the Earth, our sisters and brothers in spirit, the same as everybody else? It is not necessary to like people in order to love them and that has nothing to do with condoning their hurtful words and actions. The ability to love everybody the way our Creator loves all of us, totally and unconditionally, is the most essential ingredient for growing ever more godlike. Without it we cannot return into the oneness with God.

We have chosen to be educated in a physical environment because we wish to gain control and mastery over all aspects of our nature. For this purpose the spirit and soul of each earthly self, under the guidance and protection of its Highest Self, eventually learns how to lift itself above the difficulties and temptations, trials and errors of the Earth plane. The many vexations they cause the human spirit and soul, each time it finds itself trapped in a physical environment, when it would very much prefer to freely roam the Universe, is exactly what we need to grow ever more in understanding and wisdom.

As we are witnessing everywhere in our world, there are many young and inexperienced souls in our midst, who must be receiving their early earthly training. Irresponsible and reckless as they are, can you imagine if such souls were let loose on the Cosmos in their present state, while they are still lacking the rigorous and unrelenting training that can only be received in our present existence? It’s not hard to imagine how much chaos and havoc any soul that has not been sufficiently prepared for higher missions could spread.

The Universal Christ tells us through the legend of the Master Jesus in the Bible’s St. John 13:34-35: ‘A new commandment I give you: that you love one another; just as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this everybody shall know that you are my disciples, if you have love one for another.’ This single commandment does away with the need for all others. When we have learnt to love from the level of our soul, the way the Christ Spirit has always loved us and forever will, we no longer need anyone to tell us that killing, stealing, violence and crime, disrespect for our elders and all God’s creatures, including ourselves, is a sin against the law of life – which is love – and therefore wrong.

When at long least we show through our behaviour that we are capable of totally and unconditionally loving, respecting and accepting, without prejudice, the whole of life, including that of our planet, all its creatures and especially our siblings in the human family, we shall be a living proof of how the Christ child, the spark of the Universal Christ Spirit has come alive on the Earth plane. Sounds like a tall order indeed, doesn’t it? What else would you expect from young God’s in the making?

Without the need for following any of the belief systems of our world, we are then demonstrating that we are the true Christ’s disciples. This process is about spirituality and does not necessarily have anything to do with religion. The more we and our world are spiritualised, the more the significance and influence of the various faiths that exist to this day will fade into the background, until they have finally been forgotten altogether.

But even when unscrupulous elements sometimes shamelessly take advantage of people’s sympathy and compassion, to exploit them to their benefit, there is every reason to forgive them because only young and inexperienced souls will do such things, who are not yet aware of the consequences of their actions. They deserve that we send a small prayer for them into the ethers, maybe: ‘Father forgive them, for they know not what they are doing.’

Recommended Reading:
• ‘Sowing the Wind’
• ‘Taking Charge of our Tongues’
• ‘Karma in Families’
• ‘The Planet Mars’
• ‘Mars and Venus in Relationships’

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Post by aquarius123esoteric » Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:45 pm

Greater Miracles You Shall See

Wise ones, who wish to be released from the duties of their earthly education, appreciate that it is essential to make every effort to grow spiritual wings and learn how to fly on them. This is no longer difficult with the help of the spiritual wisdom that is now flowing ever more powerfully into the individual and collective consciousness of our world. However, no-one can be discharged from the duties of earthly life until every last item of their Karmic debts has been paid. Part of this are the karmic, i.e. emotional ties each one of our relationships created in previous lifetimes. They need to be dissolved through a better understanding of ourselves and those around us, the purpose and higher meaning of everybody’s existence. Forgiveness is the natural result of this kind of knowledge.

Our spiritual ledgers in the great book of life has to be balanced and that can only be done when we willingly accept and deal with whatever it take to pay all our Karmic debts in full. Regardless of the fact that although many things in earthly life on the surface of things frequently appear as if the Universe were dealing us some kind of castigation or retribution. In truth, the underlying reason for everything that is happing here is invariably of quite a different kind. It takes place because of the law of Karma, which more than anything else is a law of opportunities that knows neither rewards nor punishments, merely consequences and reactions to all our actions.

We do well to remind ourselves frequently that the Universe loves us and that with the help and the will of God all things are possible, and that miracles and wonders can and do happen at every moment of every day. It’s just that sometimes we have to be willing to co-operate in practical and down-to-Earth ways, to help it along. When all is said and done, the law of Karma is part of the love of our Divine parents. It is the law of love and that knows nothing of punishment. All it does it does is teaching, so that we may grow in wisdom and understanding and our consciousness expands. For this reason each new lifetime brings for all of us many possibilities for resolving any outstanding issues we have brought with us from previous lifetimes, as well as for healing relationships, redeeming ourselves and making good the harm and suffering we once cause for ourselves and others.

These truly are the days of miracle and wonder because for quite some time a healing miracle of truly gigantic and Cosmic proportions has been unfolding in our world and that is the rebirth of humankind into the conscious awareness of God’s true nature and its own. The closer we work together with God and the Angels, the easier it will be for them to work the many miracles and wonders that are necessary for the completion of this enterprise. To paraphrase the message the Universal Christ brought us through St. John 14:11-12:

‘Believe in the Divine Trinity of the Great Father/Mother of all life and Me, their only born Son/Daughter. We are one and everything in the whole of Creation is our work. Truly, truly I say to you: those who know that this is the truth shall do the same works as we are doing, or rather they will be done through them. And even greater than these things each one of you in the fullness of time will do, because you are part of us and we are part of you. All of you are expected to make their contribution to this the grandest spectacle of all times and whatever any one of you asks in our name from a sincere and loving heart, it shall be done.’

Recommended Reading:
• ‘Miracles Do Happen’
• ‘The Days Of Miracles And Wonders’
• ‘White Eagle On Surrender And Miracles’
• ‘Astrology – The Divine Science’
• ‘Going Or Rather Flying Home’
• ‘The Religion Of The New Age’
• I Believe In Miracles
• ‘My Dream Of Humankind’s Future’

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Post by aquarius123esoteric » Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:46 pm

Living In More Peaceful Ways

Because on the inner level of life all is one, anything that happens in the whole of Creation has an affect on everything else. As a result, when we are healing the whole of Creation heals with us and slowly begins to recover from the stresses and strains our race with its presence in a far distant corner of the Universe has inflicted upon the rest of life. The lesson of patriarchy with is dominion-seeking and warmongering has had a disturbing influence on the rest of life. Slowly but surely, this part of our race’s earthly education is drawing to its natural conclusion.

Every small step each one of us takes to conduct their lives in more peaceful ways is another step forward on the individual and collective healing journey of our world. It brings all of us that bit closer to our new and peaceful world where hunger and pain, suffering and wars are no longer known and we live together in harmony and peace. Even the tiniest effort any one of us makes in this direction is noticed, valuable and treasured by those in charge of us. At all times, the Angels and Masters are by our sides in total and unconditional love, ever ready to assist those who are in danger of giving up in despair and falling by the wayside. They are the ones who ensure that no soul will forever be lost in the snares and traps of the illusion that is their present physical existence or left behind anywhere without their support. Every aspect of life is taken care of by these wise ones with the greatest diligence and love.

I would like to share with you the essence of a message from the White Eagle group of guides from one of the Lodge’s Monday Thoughts on 19th May 2014: ‘It may seem to you that the great truths of the Universe have no relevance to your daily encounters and experiences. You will find that your consciousness expands when you focus your attention on the wider perspective of eternal wisdom and truth, instead of on the obstacles of your earthly existence. You then begin to realise how very small the problems of your earthly existence truly are, even those that at times seem to threaten to overwhelm and destroy you.

‘When you reflect on the evolutionary journey your spirit and soul have travelled down the ages, your mind begins to understand the grandeur of life and gets a better perception of its past, present and future. With time this helps you to become more tranquil and placid, joyous and humorous, about some of the only apparently overpowering difficulties you still have to encounter in the course of paying your karmic debts and balancing your spiritual bankbook. Your faith and trust in the basic goodness of life increases steadily through the knowledge that God and the Angels never leave you and are constantly with you. Call upon us, so that we can show you that it is true that we can be approached any time of day or night to show you ways of solving even the knottiest problems and issues that are still demanding your attention.

‘Do not think that we, your guides and helpers in the world of light, together with the Angels and Masters in charge of us, fail to understand how important your human problems are. We appreciate that to you they weigh just as heavily as for example the birth of a new civilisation would. Never forget that even civilisations are born, exist and play their part in the grand scheme of life and then pass away, so that a new civilisation can be born, one that will be more grandiose and beautiful than any of those that came before it. Never mind civilisations, whole worlds and Universes with all their inhabitants have come and gone in the long evolutionary history of God’s Creation, and kept safe by us. Such cycles will forever continue, because one gigantic Cosmic breathing in and out follows the other in an orderly fashion. That, dear Friends, is what evolution is about.’

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Post by aquarius123esoteric » Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:41 pm

From Fool To Wise One – Part Seven

To Err Is Human

Spiritual knowledge is not something static; it was never intended to be that way. Simultaneously with the development of everything else in the whole of Creation it has constantly been moving forwards and upwards on the eternal evolutionary spiral of life. The only thing that will forever remain unchanged is the foundations of God’s sacred wisdom and truth. It is the same today as it was yesterday and forever will be. The only thing that with the passing of time alters is humankind’s ability to grasp their meaning and interpret them.

In the course of many lifetimes every human being develops their own spiritual vision with its unique perception of God’s truth that could be different from all others. Bearing this in mind, whenever our inner guidance tells us that what is before us is the truth, then for us it is – even though it may not be for anyone else, as yet. However, our beliefs are bound to change the more we progress on our evolutionary journey. In this process our understanding of the spiritual background of earthly life and our own place within it increases quite naturally.

Keeping pace with the development of humankind’s individual and collective ability to understand the spiritual aspects of life, throughout the ages God and the Angels from time to time have been presenting another aspect of the Divine sacred wisdom and truth to us and our world. To make it easier for us to comprehend it, they lovingly wrapped the new parts in various myths and legends. With the help of these tales and the passing of time, humankind’s grasp of the spiritual background of its earthly existence has slowly but surely been improving.

The story of the Master Jesus’ life was the latest and final arrival of stories of this nature. God and the Angels presented it to our world at the beginning of the Piscean Age. The astrological symbol of Pisces is two fish that are attached to each other in the middle by a silver cord. One fish represents the human spirit and soul and the other one its counterpart, our small earthly selves. Spirit and soul are working hard at swimming upstream because they are longing to get back to their source and home, while our earthly selves are just as keen to explore their existence in physicality.

The resulting struggle and conflict between these two parts of our nature has been disturbing humankind’s balance and equanimity for aeons. Thanks be to God and the Angels, by now ever more of us are spiritually maturing sufficiently to start reconciling these two aspects of their nature and healing them together into one. Each one of us has to find their own way of attending to this and whenever one of us heals, our whole world is doing the same. Religious views are what for many mostly get in the way of this development.

Apart from successfully hiding the truth about God’s true nature and our own from us for around two thousand years, there is nothing wrong with Christianity that I can see. That sets me wondering whether one of its leaders will eventually pluck up the courage to step before our world with a declaration that might go something like this: ‘We were made to believe, by those who came before us, that every word of the Bible and in particular the story of Jesus’ life is literally true. However, by now it is coming ever clearer that this is not the case and that it has been an erroneous belief.

To find an explanation how this came into being, we need to reach a bit deeper into the times when Jesus is thought to have been born. They were highly literate days and the long list of Greek philosopher’s writings would fill a library. In spite of the fact that the Romans kept copious notes of all their proceedings, especially legal ones, no evidence whatsoever could be found that Jesus was a man who once walked the Earth. We shall return to this in a moment.

‘Nothing in the whole of Creation happens outside of the will of God and the Angels of the Christ Circle, the throne of God. The corollary of this is that the tale surrounding Jesus was inspired and masterminded by the Great Father/Mother of all life, and the Angels in the form of a legend that would initially be presented to our world as literally true. The Age of Pisces has been the age of delusions and deceptions, of the self and others. Predominantly they were caused by false beliefs. The Jesus legend in the end turned out to be the greatest deception of all times. It’s purpose has been and for many to this day is teaching the value of honesty and truth in general and in particular with regard to humankind’s perception of the spiritual background of earthly life, as presented through the religions of our world.

‘That’s why, designed with love and the greatest of care God and the Angels presented us with the Jesus tale the way they did. The story is intended to act like a picture book that step by step demonstrates the initiations every human being encounters during the earthly part of its long evolutionary journey as one. For a long time it has to be unaware that in truth each one of you is a beloved child of God, who in due course would discover the true nature of its Divine parents, the Great Father/Mother of all life, and its special relationship with them.

‘To allow the lessons of honesty and truth to deeply penetrate the individual and collective consciousness of our world, the Jesus legend, when taken literally, promised humankind that he would eventually return to the Earth in another lifetime in which he would act as the saviour and redeemer of those who believed in him. But it is becoming ever clearer that this is not going to happen because it cannot be done by any outside forces. Every one of us has to save and redeem themselves and that can only come about through the power of the love that every human heart contains, though at first merely in seed form and as a potential. When a certain evolutionary point has been reached by each individual, this seed stirs from its slumber and starts to grow.

* Recommended Reading:
• ‘The Age Of Pisces’
• ‘The Age Of Aquarius’
• ‘The Religion Of The New Age’
• ‘Pluto In Capricorn’
• ‘The End Of The Patriarchy And Return Of The Great Mother’
• ‘Losing And Finding Faith’

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Post by aquarius123esoteric » Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:54 pm

From Fool To Wise One – Part Eight

Carrying The Cross Of A False Belief

The devout Christians Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy are the authors of ‘The Jesus Mysteries – Was the Original Jesus a Pagan God?’* It came about because the Jesus tale no longer made any sense to them. That’s why, the same as many others in our world, they went on a quest of finding the truth about Jesus. In the chapter ‘The Missing Man’ from page 162 to 194 they are telling us about their meticulous research into the background of the story. In the end they could come to no other conclusion than that Jesus had never existed.

‘Even though the Romans had been most copious record keepers, no trace could be found that a man by the name of Jesus had ever lived in the whole of the Roman empire. Such events used to draw big crowds and if someone as well known and popular as Jesus, according to the Gospels, had been sentenced to death by crucifixion, there most certainly would have been a record of this. One of Rome’s punishments was the painful and visible death by crucifixion. In the age of Roman domination, the Romans were the only ones who crucified. By the time method of torture and putting someone to death had become a staple of the Roman Empire, its justice system had also employed strangling and stoning, burning and even boiling in oil as methods.

‘For a long time and for wise higher reasons God’s humankind was not allowed to get access to the wisdom and truth that was hiding behind the surface words of the Jesus legend. However, with the passing of time it is becoming increasingly clear that the whole human race is God’s chosen people, that each one of us is a beloved child of the Earth and that we also are half human and half God, just like the legendary holy man. The whole of humankind is in this together. We, individually and collectively, are rowing the same boat back home into the conscious awareness of God’s true nature and our own. God is as much part of us as we are part of God. God is in everything, therefore also in each one of us. All powers and characteristics that are in God are also in every one of us, the very best as well as the worst.

‘Unbeknown to us for a long time, the figure of the Master Jesus has always represented a symbol for humankind’s higher evolved Christ or God nature. The characteristics of this aspect of our being at first are in a slumbering state. However, when the time is right for this to happen because through attending to our earthly lessons we have evolved sufficiently, they begin to wake up. The birth of the child in the stable of Jerusalem is a metaphor for this phase of our spiritual development. *

‘Having become aware of these things, ever more of those in the ranks and files of our churches are feeling motivated to bring forth and develop their own Christ nature by unselfishly working for the benefit of the whole of humankind rather than feeding the insatiable coffers of our already immensely rich organisations. We are convinced that the more handing out to the poor instead of taking from them is carried out in our world, the more speedily peace will reign.

‘We believe there is no point in apologising for what happened in the past. It is likely that every one of the more advanced souls who are presently are spending another lifetime on the Earth did take part, at the giving as well as the receiving end, of the events of times gone by. The only sensible thing to do, in our view, is to forgive ourselves as much as everybody else and then move on. How could one person’s apology ever hope to make good the suffering that was caused by a deception, the greatest one ever, now that it’s becoming ever clearer that our church has been guilty of carrying the cross of a false belief and defended it, by fair means and foul, for around two thousand years?

‘It makes us shudder to think that the yoke of the Karma that was thus created by individuals as well as the whole of our organisation can only be redeemed by us. But it comforts us to know, and we hope that you will be able to share this, that the truth behind the surface words of the Jesus legend is something much more beautiful and magical than anyone could ever have imagined. Most important of all is that at last it provides our religion with a solid foundation that really has been built on God’s sacred wisdom and truth. What could be more precious? Sharing this with you is what we would like to offer you in place of an apology.’ End of the statement.

There are many experienced souls in our midst who, in the course of countless lifetimes must have taken part in the atrocities that human beings have always been so good at handing out to each other in the name of God. It is true that many times we are sure to have found ourselves at their giving end of such experiences and, on probably just as many occasions, the receiving end. This applies as much to those who are working for our churches, as its followers and other ordinary folks. And if you are one of these old souls, you will understand what I am talking about and your inner guidance will be reacting to it with a strong feeling of: ‘This is true!’

Isn’t it the highest time that everybody takes the cross off Jesus’ shoulders and that we carry it ourselves? The Karma we have created in previous lifetimes through our lower earthly self’s thinking and behaviour patterns, that’s the cross all of us have to bear. * The drives and urges of this part of our being need to be given up and, metaphorically speaking, nailed to the cross of our earthly consciousness. Through slowly and painfully bleeding to death, the divine spark within wakes up and the birth of our Christ nature begins. In the course of growing from infancy into adulthood, our inner spirit self slowly but surely grows wings.

This comes about quite naturally, a bit more each time we rise above the desires as well as the fears and anxieties of our easily frightened earthly self and overcome the characteristics of our lower nature, for example greed and avarice, jealousy and hatred, powerseeking and selfishness. As time passes by, through the suffering we endure together with our Highest God or Christ Self, we not only save and redeem ourselves, but also evolve into a spiritual Master and a Christed one in our own right.

If my own life is anything to go by, it can be an exceedingly painful and longwinded process which is symbolised by the child in the manger, Jesus being nailed to the cross and dying. The three nights he spends in the tomb is a metaphor for the lifetimes each one of us has to spend in earthly life without any kind of nourishment from the light of God’s wisdom and truth. Jesus spending forty days and nights in the desert * is an allegory that describes this phase of our earthly education. The esoteric meaning of the number forty is an indefinite time.

Holding tightly onto outdated beliefs is the cross Christians throughout our world are carrying, deprived of any chance of redemption. Should its leaders refuse to adjust to the inflow of this kind of knowledge into the consciousness of our world and tell the truth about Jesus, the likelihood is that with this it will be signing its own death warrant. But if it willingly changes, there would still be a good chance that at last it becomes a truly catholic, i.e. Universal religion of our world. For this to happen it would have to evolve into a belief system that no longer seeks to dominate and exploit people’s souls and funds, but opens its inner and outer doors to everybody. Irrespective of what anyone’s beliefs may have been in the past, all who are ready for prayer and worship of the Divine Trinity, the Great Father/Mother of all life and their only born Son/Daughter, the Universal Christ will be made welcome, for in truth:

There is only one religion, the religion of love.
There is only one country, the whole of Mother Earth.
There is only one race, the race of humankind.
There is only one gender, who is androgynous, whole and holy.
There is only one language, the language of the heart.
And there is only one God, the God of love,
The Great Father/Mother of all life
And the Universal Christ, their only born Son/Daughter.
They are the Holy Trinity, who is
Omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient.

* Recommended Reading:
• ‘The Symbolism Of The Cross’
• ‘Nailing The Lower Self To The Cross’
• ‘The Flowering Of The Rose On The Cross’
• ‘The Cross Of Life’
• ‘The Cross Of Earthly Life’
• ‘Nailing The Small Earthly Self To The Cross’
• ‘The Cross We Bear’
• ‘Away In A Manger’
• ‘We Three Kings Of Orient Are’
• ‘Jesus In the Desert’

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Post by aquarius123esoteric » Tue May 01, 2018 1:45 pm

From Fool To Wise One – Part Nine

The Christian Guilt Complex

The Age of Aquarius *, among many other things is the age of honesty and truth. The deeper we move into this age, if Christianity fails to respond to the warning signs of increasingly shrinking numbers of followers, the opportunities for evolving into a church that is suitable for the new age will have to be removed by God and the Angels. By now, ever more of us are asking whether anyone has the right to deprive us and our world of the mysticism of its spiritual background, which by right should be the foundation of every belief system.

But even so, as undoubtedly it was once decreed by God and the Angels that for wise higher reasons it should be hidden from humankind’s view and knowledge until the time was right for revealing it, who would we be to argue? In any case, why should changing expressions like ‘our Lord and Master Jesus’ to ‘our Lord and Lady, the Universal Christ’ so difficult? If Christianity were courageous enough to make the long overdue adjustments, that’s how this once mighty religion could transform itself and evolve, the same as everything else in the whole of Creation. What’s wrong with accepting that, the same as every human being, the development of this organisation, again the same as everything else, had to start with being foolish enough to present a deception and untruth because it was too young and inexperienced to know any better?

Having grown up and matured into spiritual adulthood and a wise one, why shouldn’t Christianity be happy to at last acknowledge that God’s wisdom and truth have always been hiding behind the surface words of its scriptures? Isn’t it sufficiently wonderful in itself that there really is a great deal of truth in the Bible teachings with the help of which, when it reveals itself to our astonished eyes, they make so much sense – where there was none before – that nobody will feel the need to argue about them?

If Christianity makes the required alterations, it could happen that it fulfils the purpose for which it was called into being, namely bringing our world the message that our God is love. For as long as every word of the sacred texts was meant to be understood literally, that did not make any sense whatever. Every one of us is in this world for learning how to love God’s way, i.e. totally and unconditionally, without preference and reservations against anyone.

As ever more people in our world become aware of this, Christianity could act as an intermediary who, if they were appointed by God and the Angels, could play a major role in bringing true and lasting peace to our world. What a refreshing change that would make from being the cause of endless warmongering, trouble and strife and providing humankind with ever more ‘Heaven-sent’ excuses for indulging the drives and urges of its lower nature that thirsts for dominion and exploitation, vengeance and destruction.

Peace is sure to come to our world when even the last and slowest one of us has found out about God’s true nature and their own, and the duties and responsibilities this brings with it. Everybody needs to know that spiritually no-one ever gets away with anything; that we are accountable for each one of our thoughts, words and actions; and that due to the Universal laws, especially the law of Karma, everything we send into our world in due course returns to us in some reinforced format. If this does not happen in this lifetime, it’s sure to do so in future ones.

Christianity would in that case be empowered to release humankind from the almighty collective guilt complex which, with the passing of time, with the help of its teachings has been deeply implanted into our race’s individual and collective consciousness by those who for centuries, until fairly recently, were preaching hellfire and brimstone from their pulpits. Their most urgent task seems to have been telling their congregations that the whole lot of them were nothing but worthless miserable worms and a sinners. No reasons given, we just were. But why should anyone be that?

* Recommended Reading:
‘The Age Of Aquarius’

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Post by aquarius123esoteric » Wed May 02, 2018 2:37 pm

From Fool To Wise One – Part Ten

Miserable Worms And Sinners

Christianity will never again be able to dominate large parts of our world for as long as it insists on clinging onto the long outdated understanding of its own teachings. If it did, the majority of people to this day would believe that human beings are born into one single earthly lifetime. If that were the case, why should some of us be born as sinners and others as saints? This unfortunate fate would leave no room for the Universal forces to provide every one of us with opportunities for gradually evolving from fools into wise ones, each under their own steam. In spite of any false beliefs we may ever have nurtured in our bosoms, that is what God and the Angels have constantly been doing in their infinite wisdom.

Anyone whose earthly mind is reasonably developed must be able to recognise that developing from sinner to saint cannot come about in one single lifetime, quite miraculously and without us having to do a stroke of work on improving our character make-up. In any case, what kind of a God would it be who creates human beings as sinners who have to suffer just because they are taking part in earthly life? Isn’t it enough not being allowed to know why we are here, where we are coming from and going to; why anyone should have to suffer and why there is so much suffering in our world *?

Judaism, Christianity and Islam are known as the Abrahamic religions. This is because they are sharing certain sacred texts; Christianity calls them the Old Testament, in which Abraham is described as the founder of Judaism. Christianity and Islam are branches that have grown on this tree. The three religions have an all-male God in common. His children are poor creatures. For starters they have no mother and there is no place in the whole of Creation they can call their home. They appear out of nowhere and are dropped into one single earthly life and there is nowhere for them to go to when it is finished, as everybody inevitably must.

The only thing these poor creatures know about is their small and easily frightened earthly self and the physical body in which it resides. When that part dies, the earthly self is snuffed out like a candle and, according to the Christian teachings there is nothing but dust to dust and ashes to ashes. No trace of us is left anywhere. Death is not the kind and loving Angel of death, which in truth it is, as we know by now. It is a grim reaper, who is often depicted as a human skeleton with a frightful grin on its face and holding a scythe in its arm with which it mows people down indiscriminately, just for the fun of it, frequently without any warning whatsoever.

Christians are made to believe that on judgement day * the physical bodies of those who believe in Jesus will be restored, so that they can join him in paradise, presumably moving around in these bodies. Anyone who rejects Jesus as he lord and master of their life has to fry in the fires of hell forever, without any chance of redemption. Are you as glad as I am that nothing of the kind happens? If it were true, our Creator would be a sadistic uncaring and unloving one who casts human beings onto the Earth, which for far too many of them is nothing but a valley of tears and suffering.

The placing of these poor individuals appears to happen at random and haphazardly for a stay of a certain period, and that once only. For no reason whatsoever and without distinction or discrimination, some are rich and others poor, some enjoy good health while others have to endure lifelong afflictions, some are women and it’s all right when they have to suffer at the hands of their men, because the females of the species are merely men’s chattels and unpaid servants, and so on and so forth. It does not seem to bother the Creator that the whole enterprise is grossly unfair because he is sitting on his throne in a distant place by the name of Heaven *. No-one has any idea where that might be.

In case the rulership of this Deity had continued forever, human beings would never have found out that in truth every one of us is part of God’s spirit and that the essence of our being is spirit and soul who are immortal and eternal, just like God. We would still not know that life is a never ending spiral that is constantly winding itself upwards and forwards and that this will forever continue. However, the coming of the Aquarian Age ensured that God’s wisdom and truth could no longer be suppressed. The scales kept falling from humankind’s eyes ever more forcefully and it became clear that Christianity’s obsolete image of God had been nothing but a description of the character traces of humankind’s own lower crude and unevolved nature. That was all we allowed to know in those days.

Yes, it is true that every human being once was a sinner. This was essential for walking the predestined pathway. Even though no-one forces us into another earthly lifetime, the education Earth alone can provide is compulsory and cannot be avoided by anyone. The curriculum of this school demands that before humankind’s higher nature can be explored, we first have to become familiar with its lowest and murkiest aspects. For this purpose it is necessary that we sometimes find ourselves at the giving and then at the receiving end of the darkest and nastiest experiences of life in physicality.

Because this is in keeping with God’s great plan of life and the countless smaller ones within it, for each one of us there is an individual one, it never did make any one of us into a miserable worm. At whatever level we are at the moment taking part in Earth’s lessons, whether our development is still at its lowest point or the highest one, something never changes, each one of us at all times remains a beloved child of God, the Great Father/Mother of all life.

In the early stages of our earthly education we are ignorant of the higher aspects of our nature and the spirit background of our world that is invisible to earthly eyes. When the going gets tough it is hard to believe that we ourselves once chose this pathway and that it was done hand in hand with the wise ones in charge of us in the spirit world. For a long time we are unaware that they are constantly observing and guiding us into the adventures that are inevitable parts of the lessons we have agreed to take part in. Not knowing any of these things, it’s very easy to get lost in the role we are playing on earthly life’s stage.

And now just for a moment, let’s imagine how you and I behaved when we were still unaware of the Universal laws and how they are affecting us and our life. Unable to see the wise ones in charge of us and our world and having no idea of what kind of part they are playing in our lives, as far as we are concerned they don’t exist. As a result we believe we can do as we please. No matter how much we sin, if no-one sees us, it’s okay. We go to church on Sundays because that’s where God is. The rest of the week He cannot see us. And in any case, at the end of our lives we shall be extinguished and no trace of us will be left behind.

That’s why during the early stages of our earthly development we are likely to ask ourselves: ‘Why not do the nasty stuff something inside urges me to do? No-one will know. To my heart’s desire I can hurt and main, torture and kill those who are unfortunate enough to fall into my hands. As long as nobody is watching, regardless of how much burning and looting, plundering of their earthly possessions and raping of their women I do, nothing is going to happen to me.

Oh dear! We could be no more wrong. If only we had known. But the hard way has always been the Universe’s way of teaching us the value of things. Without this we would never have learnt anything. Considering that each one of is a young God in the making, this kind of education and tough love is not surprising. Alas, with the help of the beliefs that are now turning out to be false, every one of us has done their share of creating the present state of our world. That’s why now all of us are required to shoulder the responsibility for making it a better and more peaceful place for all its lifeforms in the human, plant, animal and mineral kingdoms.

And for as long as the record of Christianity’s vision of our world remains stuck in the same old groove, the churches together with their followers will be unable to take their rightful place for moving forwards and upwards on the evolutionary spiral of life from fool to wise ones and sinners to saints. Won’t they be surprised when they arrive in the world of spirit and find out what really happens to them? Never mind, in due course they will be granted the gift of another lifetime, so they can catch up with the rest of humankind.

* Recommended Reading:
• ‘Why Is There So Much Suffering In Our World?’
• ‘Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?’
• ‘The Law Of Karma’
• ‘The Cause Of All Suffering In Our World’
• ‘Heaven And Hell’
• ‘Heaven And Hell – An Allegory’
• ‘There Is No Judgement Day’

From ‘Our World In Transition’

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Re: Food For Thought

Post by aquarius123esoteric » Thu May 03, 2018 2:42 pm

From Fool To Wise One – Part Eleven

The New Religion

Around two thousand years ago, the wisdom of the highest levels of life decided that the time was right for the emergence of a new religion for our world. And so God and the Angels provided some of the scribes of that time with ideas for one based on a person who is half human and half God by the name of Jesus *. He is presented as a very holy man who at quite an early age is accused of a crime of which he could never be guilty. As punishment the Romans are nailing him to a cross where he bleeds to death. Yet, before he dies this man promises that for anyone who believes in him he will reappear one fine day. He will then rescue them from their sad earthly existence and remove the yoke of their suffering by shouldering their sins and through this redeem them.

The above information came to me from my inner guidance, the living God or wise one within. This is the only reliable source of truthful spiritual knowledge in the whole of Creation. Jesus is one of the many symbols of this part of humankind’s nature; others names are God and Allah, Jehovah and Lord Krishna, plus whatever else. ‘Call Me by any name and I shall be there!’ Come to think of it, every human being’s inner guidance could therefore also be considered to be their own Jesus, so to speak. * And it’s my Jesus who is writing these words to you. How is yours reacting to them?

Back to the new religions of our world. As the centuries passed by, independent of how much misery and suffering had to be endured on the Earth plane, and there has always been plenty of that physically and mentally, emotionally and spiritual. It made no difference how much people called for and prayed to Jesus, he never came to fulfil his promise. Is there anybody around in this day and age who deep down seriously believes this strange tale? Even the slowest and most gullible ones in our midst must eventually come to the conclusion that God has to be something else.

When the majority of earthlings were still unaware of the higher purpose and meaning of their existence and that in truth there is only one God, in particular during the days when Christianity was still an influential and powerful presence in our world, wars were constantly raging somewhere. Priests on both sides busily and obligingly blessed the weapons of their side and prayed for its victory. Some of them no doubt are doing this kind of thing to this day somewhere. And how about the inquisition and the witch hunts that went on for centuries? In view of these things the Christian statement that its God is the God of love did not contain an ounce of credibility. A God who allows us to destroy each other by the millions and does not heed the call of those who are suffering *, who does nothing to save and redeem anyone, can that really be a God?

If He were, this God must be witnessing the suffering of His people, but no matter how hard they pray He comes to no-ones rescue. He refuses to intervene irrespective of how cruel and sadistic people behave towards each other, and how much and with what intensity they plead with Him to come, because He is a Divinity without compassion and mercy. He appears to hear and see nothing of what happens to His children of the Earth and do nothing to help them. What kind of a God * would that be? Reflections of this nature are bound to lead thinking and feeling human beings to the conclusion that God has to be something different from what we were made to believe during the six thousand years of patriarchy with its all-male Godhead. Is it any wonder that my parents and many others with them lost their belief in the Christian God during World War II *?

Each one of the religions of our world likes to think of itself as being in possession of the truth and declares itself to be the only holy-making one that, without fail, has the power of leading its followers up the spiritual mountain of life into the loving arms of God. In truth, every belief system has been and to this day is one of the many pathways that lead up this mountain. For thousands of years, this kind of false belief has been providing religious zealots with ever more excuses for troublemaking and warfare.

Those who have grown wise by now are aware that every religious conviction our world has ever known contains some golden nuggets of God’s sacred wisdom and truth, but never the whole truth. Such treasures are not easy to find because God and the Angels have usually hidden them from public view and knowledge in the form of symbolisms and metaphors behind the surface words of the sacred texts with which they have been providing us and our world. In this manner new ones were given from time to time. All of them together have been purposely designed so that eventually their teachings should be joined like pieces of a giant jigsaw puzzle. Only when every piece has found its rightful place, only then a picture * of God’s true nature and our own that makes a great deal of sense should at last emerge.

Now that Christianity has made such a splendid job of fulfilling its predestined task of teaching humankind the value of truth – through successfully suppressing and withholding it with every available means –might the time for this religion have come to open a new chapter in the acting our of its role? Or are its leaders meant to keep on avoiding the necessary changes, so that as a result the number of its followers continues to quietly shrivel away until this belief system has gone from our world completely, the way many others did in the course of humankind’s long evolutionary journey?

From the moment the Jesus legend came into being, God and the Angels in their infinite wisdom and kindness laid the finest tool imaginable, for the changes that in due course would have to be made, into Christianity’s hands. And that is the esoteric higher meaning that has always been hiding behind the surface words of Jesus legend. It’s there if they want it and no other religion has anything as potent as this to offer.

For many earthlings, with the passing of time, my jottings have become a handbook for a constantly improving understanding of the higher purpose and meaning of our existence as well as the principles and issues of the Aquarian Age. If there was going to be a New Christianity, what could be better suited for serving them and that without costing anyone a penny or a cent? But as usual, there is none so blind as those who do not wish to see. Any horse can only be led to the water, trying to push its head into it is never advisable and I would not dream of it.

* Recommended Reading:
• ‘On The Soul Level We Are All Christians’
• ‘The Jesus Mysteries’
• ‘Is There A God?’
• ‘Who Or What Is God?’
• ‘War And Peace Between Nations’
• ‘Losing And Finding Faith’
• ‘Putting Our World Right’

From ‘Our World In Transition’

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Re: Food For Thought

Post by aquarius123esoteric » Fri May 04, 2018 3:37 pm

From Fool To Wise One – Part Twelve

The Never Ending Cycle Of Life

My inner guidance, the living God or wise one within, tells me that the Jesus story was purposely designed by God and the Angels so that at first, through insisting that Jesus was a historical figure and that every word about this man was from God and quite literally true. This was decided by the highest Angelic council to be the most effective way of using it for the suppression of God’s wisdom and truth – but only until the time and the energies would be right for revealing them. The vibrations of the Piscean Age * were ideal for a trickery of such proportions, the same as those of the Aquarian Age are now for disclosing that the truth is the higher esoteric meaning that for a long time had to remain hidden behind the Jesus legend’s surface words.

Because God is in everything and on the inner spiritual level of life all is one. Nothing in the whole of Creation happens without or is beyond the reach and will of God and the Angels. And that’s how, with their help and will, inspired by them and under their supervision, the greatest deception of all times was brought about. It happened on the principle that the means justifies the end and that in this case was teaching us and our world the value of honesty and truth. The inner world in sharp contrast to our outer one so far, is a place where nothing can be hidden from anyone. There would be no need for it, for this is a realm where the highest qualities like integrity, loyalty and sincerity, honesty and truth rule supreme.

Now that Christianity no longer has the power to stop anyone from becoming aware of God’s sacred wisdom and truth under their own steam, I cannot help wondering what would happen if Christianity embraced the concepts discussed here. Even most devout Christians should have no difficulties grasping that everything in the whole of Creation, including they themselves, are taking part in never ending cycles that are constantly moving all forms of life forwards and upwards on the evolutionary spiral.

Is it really so hard to understand that the essence of all human beings, without exception, is spirit and soul? Would devoted church visitors really want to be exempt from God’s great evolutionary plan when everything else in the whole of Creation is taking part in it? Would they seriously want to deny themselves this very special education, if they knew that it is the love and wisdom of the Highest who decrees that each one of us, from time to time, journeys from the spirit world, our home, into earthly life, so that they can learn from their mistakes and in this way grow ever more in wisdom and understanding, until they themselves have become as wise as the Great Father/Mother?

Let’s take a closer look at the basics of the evolutionary process and what it entails. The masculine aspect, the Father Creator, is the origin of all creative ideas. From the moment of its creation everything relentlessly strives to evolve and correspond with the image of the prototype the Great Father is holding in his mind. The prototype is the perfect son/daughter of God in whom all dualities and the opposing forces of Heaven and Earth, masculine and feminine, darkness and light, good and evil are perfectly balanced and functioning together harmoniously and responding to each other the way they are doing with the Great Father/Mother.

Each one of us is a miniature version, a microcosm of the macrocosm, of these Divine parents. At first only in seed form, every human being contains a complete set of God’s powers and characteristics, constructive as well as destructive ones. They are waiting to be taken possession of and developed when the time for doing so has come. Every human being can only do this in their own right. And until we have evolved sufficiently to be capable of acting responsibly for the highest good of all life and in keeping with the will and wishes of God’s great plan of life, we are not going to be let loose onto the rest of Creation to do as we please.

There will be no exploiting and robbing of other planets and creating havoc, the way we have done with the Earth, of that I am sure. The Jesus legend points us in this direction with: ‘On my own I am nothing. The Father doeth all the work.’ The Father in this sense means the Angels and Masters in the spirit world, who are in charge of the great plan and its execution. Acting on behalf of the Great Father/Mother, they are doing any work that is required to be carried out. Without their knowledge, will and wishes nothing happens anywhere in the whole of Creation.

During the early foolish phase of our development we are but a young and inexperienced sou. For a long time we remain unaware of the processes of life, what goes on in the background of our earthly existence, and that we are responsible for every one of our thoughts, words and actions. As a result, we go against the will and wishes of God and the Angels frequently, thus far blissfully unaware that in future lifetimes the law of Karma presents us with the bill for the debts we incurred earlier. Through making good and paying them, with the help of the experiences our life brings to us and learning from our mistakes, slowly but surely we evolve into a wise one. At that stage we are happy and grateful to accept the guidance and protection of God and the Angels and for showing us how to go about the tasks they are bringing us.

I believe that most of those who are presently taking part in earthly life have been doing so before, not just once but a great many times. Throughout the ages, every so often they have spent another earthly sojourn to move forwards with their own evolutionary development and that of our planet. What a relief it will be for the Christians of our time when their leaders can at last explain why there is so much suffering in our world, how it has come about and how more of it can be prevented in future lifetimes. Won’t it be good when the following things are revealed: The One who brings all of us into being is the Holy Trinity that consists of the Great Father/Mother of all life and their only born Son/Daughter, the Universal Christ? S/He is the Sun of all suns and the light of all lights, from whose light every manifestation of life on all its levels are brought into being by the Great Father/Mother.

This Trinity is the source of all being, a truly loving, caring and above all just and fair Divinity. It is not perchance and at random that some of us are rich and other poor, some blessed with excellent health while others have to suffer lifelong afflictions. All of these things have come into being because of what each one of us ourselves did in previous lifetimes. What kind of earthly personality we bring with us into each new lifetime depends not only what we developed in previous ones, but also on the karmic debts we brought with us into each new lifetime from those days.

God is part of us as much as we are part of God and on the inner level all life is one and there is no separation between anything. The corollary of this is that we are constantly under the surveillance of God and the Angels. Nothing is unknown to them or can be hidden from them. That’s why spiritually nobody has ever got away with anything. Christians of our time, who are as yet unaware of the presence of the Universal laws, will benefit greatly from being told about them. Although these laws and their giver are invisible, their justice is one hundred percent impeccable.

These laws are the cause that whatever any one of us sends out into the Universe unerringly finds its way back to its sender. Sometimes this happens straight away and we talk of instant Karma. On other occasions the return may take until another lifetime, maybe the next one or if we are as yet not strong enough to cope with it, many lifetimes in the future. Whatever we do in thoughts, words and actions is bound to find its way back go us one way or another. The more the knowledge of this spreads into our world, the sooner the many kinds of abuses that to this day are committed throughout our world by those who are ignorant of God’s laws, among them the churches’ ranks and files, as well as its followers, are sure to come to a natural end.

* Recommended Reading:
• ‘The Age Of Pisces’
• ‘The Age Of Aquarius’

From ‘Our World In Transition’

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