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Re: Food For Thought

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:02 pm
by aquarius123esoteric
The Winter Solstice, Christmas And The New Year - Part D

Christmas In An Over-Materialistic World


Love is the law of life. It is God’s true nature and our own, and because of this out of all characteristics we most urgently need to develop and express to the highest point of our consciousness is love. Unfortunately, at its lowest level earthly love frequently manifests itself as possessiveness and jealousy that causes a great deal of suffering and pain to all involved. Yet, even such experiences are valuable because they teach us how not to love, and that is the beginning of learning how to love wisely. This shows itself as a willingness to make compromises and handling our relationships with tact and discretion, discrimination and tolerance, not only in our closest circles of family and friends, but also towards other people and eventually our whole race. This reveals to the wise ones in charge of us that we are unfolding in the right way and successfully moving forwards on our evolutionary pathway of mastering the drives and urges of our lower animal nature.

Love has many different ways of showing its presence. Sometimes it is in the form of love for another human being or for life itself in all its beauty. Our own Christ qualities develop when, instead of ostentatiously doing good, we are just a good person, who loves helping others and insists on doing the right and honest things, and doesn’t shy away from them when this turns out to be the more difficult way. Love can be expressed in thousands of little ways like through loving and welcoming each new day and whatever weather it may bring, or the love we feel for the plants, flowers and little creatures in our garden or when we are out and about in other parts of nature, and each time we show our appreciation for everything that life brings us. Love can also reveal itself in being interested in all the minor things of daily life, as well as the sincere and true love that manifests itself as simple human goodwill, friendliness and kindness to everyone.

All of these things bring us into harmony with the law of life and help us to slowly but surely enter ever more deeply into the radiation of the Great White Light, the spiritual Sun above and beyond the Sun in the sky above us, the Universal Christ. Whenever we love, our soul is quickened by Its radiation and our own inner Christ-consciousness is stimulated through the power of the blessing that then flows into our heart directly from the Christ. As our whole being gradually fills with ever more light and we become at one with the Christ, we evolve into a Christed one in our own right. And that is the message of the Christmas Story for our time.

Regardless of the high degree of materialism that on the outer level has by now attached itself to the Christmas celebrations, it is coming about in quite a natural way that the spirit of this festival is getting an ever more powerful hold on God’s children of the Earth. Wise ones are aware that love has many levels and degrees of expressing itself, which can range from the lowest and crudest type of animal love to the highest and most heavenly kind. And that’s why the Christmas spirit shows itself in so many different ways. All of them are right and none of them are wrong, so the wise ones refrain from condemning any one of them and saying Christmas has become far too commercialised in our world. They have no need to look at it in this manner because they sense and feel that on the innermost level of life the desire to celebrate the true Christ-mass is increasing, although on the Earth plane this is manifesting itself in some strange ways and places.

Recommended Reading:
• ‘We Three Kings Of Orient Are’
• ‘Away In A Manger‘
• ‘The Road To Bethlehem‘
• ‘Christmas In Our Time’
• ‘The Road To Bethlehem‘

From ‘Stargazer’s Astro Files – Special Events’

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Re: Food For Thought

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:09 pm
by aquarius123esoteric
The Winter Solstice, Christmas And The New Year - Part E

Christmas Prayer


O Universal Christ, You are the true Christ.
We and our world have been waiting for You,
The Star of all stars, Light of all lights
And the spiritual Sun behind the Sun in the sky above us.
You are the only born Son/Daughter
Of the Great White Spirit, Mother/Father Creator of all life,
Whose children every human being is.
Your infinite love and wisdom always have been
And forever will be with us and our world.

For the blessing and healing of all life,
May Your loving and peaceful energies
Flow ever more freely and strongly
Into every human heart and soul,
And from there into the heart and soul of our world,
All worlds and every being within them.
May each one of us be sanctified with the gift of
Understanding the true meaning of Your role in our lives.

Through this may we and our world
Be renewed and grow ever stronger in hope, faith and trust
That Your eternal promise of the coming of
Another golden and peaceful age of Aquarius
Is at last finding fulfilment on the Earth.
May the Great Mother’s wisdom and love rise
Through Your intervention from the deepest
Innermost core of everybody’s being,
To guide and protect us and show us the way home
Into the oneness with You and all life.

We welcome You,
The living and loving Spirit onto the Earth.

Amen

From ‘Stargazer’s Astro Files – Special Events’

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Re: Food For Thought

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:32 pm
by aquarius123esoteric
A Message Of Hope From The Lords Of Karma

Part One


In the middle of December 2014, at the time of putting the finishing touches to the previous chapter, ‘Saturn And The Lords Of Karma’, the December 2013/January 2014 issue of Stella Polaris of the White Eagle Lodge arrived. It contained a New Year’s Address by the White Eagle group of guides under the heading ‘Behold, I Make All Things New!’ I would like to share the essence of this message with you as follows:

Once again you stand at the threshold of a new year. Before you are fresh opportunities for serving God and helping forward the spiritual evolution of the new age of Aquarius. In spite of the over-enthusiastic materialism of Earth life, the veil between the two worlds is constantly growing thinner, and each one of you can be an instrument of God to bring about the required change in the minds of the people that is capable of transforming their outlook on life. Everybody can become such a tool as soon as the true purpose and meaning of your existence on the Earth plane has been understood. Through you the light of the new spiritual revelation that is now coming to humankind is meant to spread throughout your world.

We bid you reach to the source of all life and light, to the living God, to the Eternal Light, which is the life of each one of you. ‘Behold, I make all things new! I, God, Father/Mother, the Source from whom all derive their being.’ We, your guides in the world of light, have said these things to you time and again. We make no excuse for this, as it is a truth that cannot be emphasised too strongly. As old as Eternity, it is the source of your strength and hope, comfort and happiness. Not only for this personal joy must you seek and work for the light, but for the wellbeing of your whole world.

When you take a closer look at the state of your planet and people’s conflicting minds, your hearts may feel sad or maybe even filled with fear and wondering what the coming year may bring. The Masters and Lords of Karma, who control and direct humankind’s progress, are waiting to reveal to those whose hearts are pure and simple the truth of what lies ahead. From these great beings we bring to you this message for the coming New Year.

In spite of uneasiness and fear of increased conflict, they tell us that the new age is destined to bring a fresh revelation of God’s love, wisdom and truth to humankind. However, before it can come the hearts and souls of all of your world has to be prepared. A furrow needs to be ploughed before any seed can ever be sown and the plough carrying out this work is constantly toiling on the Earth plane. Not surprisingly, many are finding this process unpleasant because it means shedding preconceived ideas, prejudices and false beliefs about themselves, others and life in general. They may have held them dear for a very long time, in some cases over many lifetimes. Yet, no matter how deeply ingrained some of them have become and how difficult they are to shed, each one of them must go.

The new age brings to you a wonderful and glorious revelation of life in a spiritual way, which is a celebration of the spiritual siblinghood and kinship with all life. Humankind has to learn that it cannot live for itself and that every thought, word and deed of yours affects not only the whole of your race but the rest of God’s Creation. Each one of you eventually has to come to the conclusion that whatever you gain for yourselves alone you cannot enjoy. It is impossible to be happy while many of your siblings in the great family of humankind remain in want. Spiritually personal happiness depends upon the welfare of everybody else.

This is a hard lesson and that is why much conflict arises during the ploughing of the field. However, when the first furrow is completed, the ploughman keeps his vision straight ahead and concentrates on his distant goal. Do not allow the opinions and fears of the world to deflect you, but keep your vision steadily fixed upon the Highest. Remember that with every passing day the Lords of Karma are offering each one of you fresh opportunities for restoring the balance of your spiritual bankbooks.

To this day many believe that the law of Karma is an unfair law, when in truth it is nothing of the kind for two reasons. On the one hand it offers you openings for paying off your karmic debts, and on the other it assists you with climbing ever higher upon the golden stairway that in the end leads every human spirit and soul back into the very heart of God’s Kingdom. The wise ones among you therefore consider each new year as one that is laden with chances for working their way through the last remnants of the darkness that over the ages has accumulated in their own souls and the soul of your world.

Some of you are heavy with sorrow because their loved ones are suffering. We are aware how hard it is for you to have to remain still, to be unable to do anything to help. Whenever you witness any kind of suffering of body or mind that you are unable to heal, remind yourself that the sufferer is passing through a condition of life that will eventually bring them into the light. Your contribution is to ever hold your loved ones into the light of the Highest and pray that sufficient hope and courage will come to their soul to make good.

We assure you that the Great White Spirit, Father/Mother of all life, is a God of infinite love, tenderness and mercy. Each one of His/Her children of the Earth is destined to go through experiences on your present plane of existence that eventually brings them the happiness and peace they are longing for. That’s why we are bringing you this message of hope and comfort. For what takes place in each individual personal life simultaneously happens in the collective. What you observe in your world that appears to be painful is the road your whole race must travel. That which you see in someone’s personal suffering is the pathway of that particular soul.

The story of the life of the Master Jesus, the blessed Christ, was once given to humankind as an allegory. It demonstrates how every human spirit and soul, as soon as it has become sufficiently evolved, is required to conduct not only its daily life on the outer plane but – far more importantly – its thoughts and feelings on the inner level. The birth of Jesus, his temptations, illumination, crucifixion and ascension were given to provide your world with illustrations of the initiations, i.e. experiences all of you eventually have to undergo on the way that takes you home into the full conscious awareness of your true nature and oneness with God.

Some day you will be able to compare the experiences of your own spiritual development with parables and allegories of the Christian Gospels. As you accept with patience and in sweet surrender the inevitable difficulties that had to encounter along the road, you will feel flowing into you the power of the Christ light and Its life-force who is constantly making all things new.

This energy can only come to any of you by degrees, very simply and slightly at first. You may occasionally become aware of a glow in your heart and a harmony that is working to shape your life anew. If you direct the right thoughts and put into action the law of love and direct it towards anyone you come into contact with, especially when adverse circumstances have to be faced, you will soon discover that quite magically things gradually smooth themselves out.

When your life begins to flow more easily, as surely it will, you may think to yourself: ‘Life is so good to me!’ You are beginning to realise that beyond the reach of your own efforts there is a power and a love at work that is helping you to conduct your life more harmoniously and peacefully. There will be a glow in your heart that brings a sweet happiness. This sometimes remains with you only for a few minutes, if you are lucky several hours or even days, but then to your disappointment it disappears. These feelings come to help you become aware of the Divine power and light that alone can bring human souls an inward peace and happiness that is beyond all worldly understanding. There is no way that those who are purely worldly minded can ever dwell in this peace, the glowing light and the supreme happiness it does bring to awakening and awakened souls.

These things are realisations that come to you occasionally and by degrees. They will increase as your life advances and you move forwards and upwards on a spiral of light that represents a lighted stairway that eventually brings all human souls into the eternal Kingdom of light and joy. Each one who reaches that state of consciousness has become a true child of God and a saviour of all humankind. No-one can be truly happy in this manner without also helping many others to reach the same state.

Anyone who has passed through great earthly tribulation ultimately enters into the full consciousness of Heaven and reaches the supreme realisation of humankind’s spiritual kinship and siblinghood with all life. From that point onwards you live to serve the many instead of yourself. When you have reached this evolutionary phase, you may at some stage of your own free will descend once more onto the Earth plane and live in an ordinary physical body. Through this the special role you are playing will remain unrecognised by those who are still dwelling in the shadows of their spiritual ignorance.

From ‘Our World In Transition’

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Re: Food For Thought

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:18 pm
by aquarius123esoteric
Message Of A Hope From The Lords Of Karma - Part Two

If I Be Raised, I Will Raise All People


Souls who have decided to come again into the darkness of earthly life out of love for their fellow beings are radiating God’s light from their loving hearts. They are walking hand in hand with God and the Angels and in due course their mere presence helps to transmute the very physical atoms of the Earth. This raises the vibrations of the whole planet and that’s the higher esoteric meaning of the Jesus legend’s: ‘If I be raised up, I will raise all people.’

Through us the Universal Christ is bringing you the following message today: ‘The heart of every human being at the beginning of its earthly existence contains a spark of My light in a slumbering state. For a long time it remains this way, but as soon as another earthling has evolved sufficiently, the spark wakes up and the lower self begins to bring forth and practise its Divine characteristics, which each one of you alike inherits from Me. With every one to whom this happens I, the Universal Christ, am being raised and the power of My light increases in your world. This in turn raises the vibrations not only of the whole of humankind and your world, but also the whole of Creation. The more you use your Christ energies, the higher and finer your own vibrations become, the more you become like Me and at one with Me.’

At all times spirit guides are accompanying and trying to help you. Alas, the measure of assistance we can provide you with depends on the faith and trust in the basic goodness of life you have developed at any given moment. Everything depends how you respond to your inner guidance, the living God within, the intuitive knowledge that comes to you from your Christ Self. But no matter what happens to you, we shall never leave you. We understand the trials and tribulations you have to endure much better than you do, because like you we once walked the Earth and during the initial stages of our education there, we had to work our way through very similar ones.

There are many groups of spirit helpers and each one of them is headed by a Master. The Great White Spirit, Father/Mother of all life, is the architect and designer of the Great Plan of life. The Angels are its executors and in charge of every lifeform that exists anywhere in the whole of Creation. The Angelic hierarchy is responsible for the unfoldment of the plan and that, with the help of countless spirit friends and helpers, it keeps on unfolding in the right way and at the right time. Even though we are invisible to earthly eyes, rest assured that we are there. Without the spiritual background of your present existence and us there would be no life on the Earth.

And let there be no doubt in anyone’s mind that the reigns for the grand design rest safely in our Creator’s loving hands. Allow no-one to convince you otherwise and wherever you may find yourself, do what your inner guidance tells you what is good and right for you, at that particular moment. You have every reason to trust that, independent of what may still have to take place in your world, everything will always be well with you and it.

Referring to the law of Karma and its keepers, the Christian gospels tell you in St Matthew 5:18: ‘For truly I say to you, until Heaven and Earth pass away, not even a yoth or a dash shall pass away from the law, until all of it is fulfilled.’ Note: a yoth is the smallest letter in the Aramaic and Hebrew language. As far as the Great Plan of life is concerned, to paraphrase St Matthew 24: 35-36: ‘Even Heaven and Earth will pass away, but My words of wisdom and truth shall remain forever. The meaning of the words Heaven and Earth have been in the process of passing away for some time. The Angels of the Christ Circle, the throne of God, are conducting this process. They do know when it is complete, but they are not going to tell us, we too have to trust and wait, just like you.’

All we can tell you at present that you have every reason to look forward to the future with hope and confidence. Rest assured that everything will work out perfectly. Do not be disturbed unduly by the things that to this day are happening in your world. Every one of them serves as an educational tool for the unfoldment of the grand design for your race and your planet. They are necessary for the lessons that have not yet been sufficiently grasped by the younger and less experienced souls in your midst.

Instead of worrying and getting upset, look up and tune the receiver/transmitter station of your earthly mind into the frequencies of the highest forces of life. For a long time they have been working ceaselessly on the awakening of the Divine spark in the hearts of ever more human beings, whatever their evolutionary state may be. The contact with these forces alone can bring you and your world the peace and harmony for which deep down every human heart and soul is yearning deeply. Never give up hope that eventually a united world will emerge that has but one government for the whole of humankind.

Even now, ever more of you are becoming aware of the fact that no-one can live only unto themselves and that the same is also true for the countries of your world. So, do your best to establish the spirit of siblinghood and goodwill on the Earth by conducting your own life in this manner. Wise ones appreciate that there is nothing to fear from those who to this day insist on putting themselves outside of that which is good, right and true. These sages know that in due course, in God’s time rather than their own, the inner eyes of every perpetrator against the Cosmic laws will be opened. They will then realise the error of their ways and start to change their behaviour, just the same as you once did.

Eventually, everything that is no longer of use and desirable on the Earth plane will be absorbed into power and light of the Christ Star, the Sun beyond the Sun, to be uplifted and transmuted into blessing and healing energies for the whole of Creation. Meanwhile rest assured that humankind’s existence will never end because each one of you is a spark of the Divine. The true Christ-Mass is taking place with each one of you who awakes into the awareness of their true nature and starts to bring forth the characteristics of their own Christ nature.

With that we leave you, dear children of the Earth. Be consoled and rest safely in the knowledge that God is love and wisdom as well as merciful. God be with you and bless each one of you. We wish you a happier and more peaceful and contented New Year than you have ever had in your present incarnation and many previous ones. Our love, dear ones, all our love to you. Your guides in the world of light.

The best is never over,
The best has never gone.
There’s always something beautiful
That keeps us marching on.

There is a compensation
For every cross we have to bear,
And a secret consolation,
Is always waiting somewhere.

Every end is a new beginning
And as one day we’ll surely see,
The best is never over,
The best is yet to be.

And that is particularly true for us and our world.

The following is the essence of a White Eagle Monday Thought 27.6.2016 that arrived in my inbox when I had just finished updating the above chapter: ‘It is one thing to learn about scientific facts, as you call them, as well as spiritual or occult truth. Until you have built into your soul body the constructive God-atoms of light, you will be unable to serve life the way you would like to. There is a great difference between knowing with your mind and knowing with your inner self. The latter brings forth from you spontaneous good thoughts, words and actions because you then instinctively project the light of love that is within you. This light is creative and capable of raising the very atoms and vibrations of your whole world. And each time you think light and good, you are the co-creator with God of a beautiful world and humankind.’

Recommended Reading:
• ‘The Great Plan Of Life Unfolds’

From ‘Our World In Transition’

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Re: Food For Thought

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:26 pm
by aquarius123esoteric
O Holy Night 2017

O Holy Night,
The stars are brightly shining,
It is the time of our true Saviour’s birth.
Long lay our world in sin and darkness pining,
Ignorant of humankind’s true nature
And its high and holy destiny,
Each one of us once took part in the sinning
That was necessary for getting to know
Our own and other people’s lower and lowest aspects.

But now God’s sacred wisdom and truth
Is flowing ever more powerfully directly from
The heartmind of the Highest into our world’s
Individual and collective consciousness and
Ever more of us are beginning to feel their worth.
A thrill of hope is vibrating through our weary world,
Enjoying the Aquarian Age’s new and glorious morn.

Fall on your knees, O hear the Angel voices.
O time Divine, O time when Christ is born
O time divine, O time, O time Divine.

Led by the light of renewed faith and trust
That beams serenely from the loving hearts of those
Who understand the long hidden meaning
Of the Holy infant in the manger
As a symbolism for the Divine spark
Stirring from its slumber.
Led by the light of the Highest Star
Our spirit friends and helpers are revealing to
Us and our world ever more about the mysteries of this tiny light.
It is planted deep in every human being’s
Soul at the moment of its creation, who brings it with it
Into each new earthly lifetime.

For aeons the spark does nothing but wait to stir into life,
So it can grow from spiritual infancy into adulthood,
When at last it learns about the living God within
And learns to listen to this,
The wisest teacher and guru of all.
In every test and trial we shall ever have to face,
In this world and all others,
This Divine friend and helper will forever accompany us.
Wise indeed and loving too,
S/He knows the way of all things
And every one of our needs
Before we ourselves become aware of them.

This is the Christ part of everyone’s own nature,
Who knows our weaknesses and shows us ways
Of transforming them into strengths.
S/He is the Highest before whom
The whole of Creation lovingly bends its knees
Its law is love and its only gospel is making peace.
Through the knowledge that everybody
Is our sibling in the great family of life,
We learn how to truly love one another.
The dissolving of the chains and shackles of
False beliefs and prejudices sets us free
And we never again feel the need
To exploit, oppress and take advantage of others.

Each time another heart opens and its Divine spark
Begins to receive and respond to the Christ light’s energies,
For another soul the night of darkness is over and
The Angels on the higher levels of life rejoice and sing:
O Light Divine, O Light, O Light Divine.
And that can happen at any time of every year.
No need to wait for Christmas on the calendar,
Which with the passing of time wiped out
The age-old celebrations of the light’s return to us
At the time of the December solstice,
The way it has always done since our world was created.

Songwriters
Adolphe Charles Adam
Adapted for our time by Aquarius
Christmas 2017

Recommended Viewing:
• ‘O Holy Night’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NU2TlwcH3h4

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
With love and light,
Aquarius

From ‘Words of Wisdom For The Seasons Of The Year’

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Re: Food For Thought

Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:34 pm
by aquarius123esoteric
Good Things

All good things,
The whole year through
Are wished right now,
Especially for you.

A Christmas and New Year
That’s happy and truly content.
Maybe the finest
You’ve ever spent.

Blessings and best wishes for you and your loved ones.
Every Christmas, New Year and always.

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From ‘Words of Wisdom For The Seasons Of The Year’

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Re: Food For Thought

Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:14 pm
by aquarius123esoteric
The Twelve Holy Nights

Meditation And Candle Burning Plan


Because the month of December contains Christmas,
It is a very holy and special time, and
The twelve holy nights represent a particularly hallowed period.

1) The three nights starting with Christmas Eve are the holiest time of all.
It is one for receiving when the doors of the Angelic Kingdom
Are wide open and invite all of us to take part in their Heavenly celebrations.

Each of these nights, when you light your candle,
Hold in your mind the image of
Mother Earth, as she turns on her axis in space.
Reflect on the fact that every being on our beloved planet
In truth is one and that we all are an integral part of the life,
Our true parents, the Great Father/Mother of all Life, has created.
Bless Mother Earth and commit yourself to healing her
And all life she holds in her loving embrace.

2) The following four nights bring us to night seven.
They are about receiving and understanding the
The true meaning of the Christ energies,
Which at this time flow into every heart and soul more powerfully
Than at any other time of the year.
This is a time for contemplations, quiet reflections and meditations.

Every evening, as you light your candle,
Bring to mind those close to you on the Earth plane
And the ones in the world of light, whose presence and love
Has ever helped to give your own life quality and purpose.
In your meditations hold each one of them in your heart
And share your love with them by telling them
How much they have ever meant and still mean to you.

3) The remaining five nights that take us to night twelve
Are about grounding the energies we have receive.
It is a time for starting to make plans,
For new activities and beginnings.

Each of these nights, as you light your candle,
Review your life and consider which areas of it could do with changing.
Resolve to invest in yourself to make your presence on the Earth
A more productive and positive one.

It is believed that after the twelfth night the elemental kingdom
Takes over the energy and that its value for humankind is spent.
Hence the importance of shutting things down on the twelfth night,
But persevere with your meditations and efforts
Throughout the whole of the coming year.

By kind permission of the D.K. Foundation
Edited by Aquarius

Merry Christmas and a happy and peaceful New Year to each one of you.

With Love and Light,
Aquarius

From ‘Stargazer’s Astro Files – Special Events’

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Re: Food For Thought

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:45 pm
by aquarius123esoteric
A Matter Of Attitude

I once knew a man by the name of Michael. He was one of those who manages to always be in a good mood and has something positive to say about everything and everybody. Whenever someone asked Michael how he was doing, he replied: ‘If I were any better, I would be twins!’ He was a natural motivator and when one of his employees was having a bad day, he drew their attention to the importance of looking for the positive side of every experience.

One day I asked Michael: ‘Nobody can be as positive as you are all the time. How do you do it? Have you got some kind of a secret?’ He replied: ‘It’s very simple really. Every morning I wake up I say to myself: ‘I have two choices today. I can be in a good or a bad mood.’ I always go for the first option because I know that each time something happens to us, good and bad alike, we are presented with a choice. In the case of unpleasant events, we can either look at ourselves as a victim of circumstances and feel sorry for ourselves, or accept what comes and make an effort to find out what the experience is trying to teach us and what the Universe may wish to tell us through it. The same applies when someone approaches us to complain about something. We can either go along with their negative perception of life or point out to them that there is a positive side to everything.’

‘It’s surely not that easy,’ I protested. ‘Oh yes, it is,’ Michael replied. ‘Life is all about choices. When you extract the essence of any situation, you will find that there is always some kind of a choice to be made. For example, human behaviour is not compulsive, it is chosen. Yes, God and the Angels are allowing us earthlings freedom of choice. But the way I understand the matter is that this freedom merely consists of deciding how we react to our experiences. The corollary of this is that we can choose whether we allow other people to affect our moods. Being in a good or a bad frame of mind depends on the choices we make. As the captain of the boat of our lives, we are always the bottom line. It is up to us to decide how we wish to conduct our lives.’

I reflected on what Michael had told me. Soon after I left the company we both worked with at the time and started my own business. Although I lost touch with the man, I was often reminded of his words when I had to make some choices, instead of just reacting to life, the way I had done in the past.

Several years later, I heard that Michael had been involved in a serious accident. He fell from a height of sixty feet of a communications tower. After eighteen hours of surgery and weeks of intensive care, he was sent home with some rods that had been placed in his back.

I met him about six months later and when I asked him how he was, he replied: ‘If I were any better, I’d be twins. Do you want to see my scars?’ I declined his offer but asked him what had gone through his mind, at the moment of the accident. ‘The first thing I thought of was the wellbeing of my soon to be born daughter,’ he replied. ‘When I was lying helpless on the ground, I remembered that in this situation too I was allowed two choices. I realised that this was one of those moments when I could choose to live or die. I chose life.’

‘Weren’t you scared? Did you lose consciousness?’ I asked. Michael replied: ‘Only for a while and the paramedics were great. They kept telling me I was going to be fine and took me to the nearest hospital. However, the expressions on the faces of the doctors and nurses there told me that they thought I had no chance of survival. That’s when I realised it was time for some action. So, when one of the nurses asked me whether I was allergic to anything, I replied: ‘Yes.’ All activity stopped. They were waiting for my reply. Taking a deep breath, I said: ‘Gravity’. Over their laughter, I told them: ‘I am not ready to die, I want to live. Go ahead and do what you can for me.’ Then I asked God and the Angels to guide their hands and they did.

Michael did make it, thanks to the skill of those attending to him, his positive approach to life and the power of prayer. He is living proof of the importance of positive thinking and that with the help and will of God and the Angels all things are possible. The way he handled the situation was living proof that our approach to life matters more than anything else in earthly life. This is because thinking is the most potent instrument in the whole of Creation. Our thoughts create our reality and a positive attitude towards life reveals our faith and trust in the ultimate goodness of the gift of life the Universe has bestowed upon us.

A positive outlook acts like a powerful magnet that not only draws good things towards us, but also people who in many different ways can help us move forwards and upwards on the evolutionary spiral. Whenever we have worked our way through particularly difficult and traumatic times, the way Michael did, it’s good to know that the Universal law of compensation is activated and rewards us. This is particularly true when we steadfastly hold on to our positive mind-set and do not forget to give thanks for our life and all those who – unseen by earthly eyes – are constantly beavering in the background, to keep us going, through thick and thin alike.

There are two streams of consciousness in our world, a negative and a positive one. It’s up to us to choose into which one we tune the transmitter/receiver station of our earthly minds. The positive stream is an upwards moving spiral that attracts to us ever more of the good things of our world and everything it contains. In contrast to this, the negative stream moves those who take part in it in a downwards direction. This is the realm of the whingers and moaners of our world, who with the passing of time can no longer see anything good in anyone or anything. As a result their picture of our world becomes increasingly gloomy and with the passing of time takes them ever deeper into the abyss of depression, until eventually nothing appears to be left to them than putting an end to their misery by their own hands.

The main contributors to the negative stream are the mass media. A chill wind of fear spreads from what they are constantly bombarding us with. Don’t pay attention to any of it. Refuse to be dragged down by anything and anyone’s negativity by reminding yourself that at all times millions and millions of good things are simultaneously taking place in our world. The only reason why they don’t get published is that they neither sell newspapers nor fill airtime on radio and TV.

Do not allow the mass media to sweep you into the darkness of anxiety and depression. Switch off and concentrate on that which is good, right and beautiful in our world. There is plenty of it at all times. Focus on it as much as possible and trust that in the background of life God and the Angels are working very hard to make that which is ugly in our world beautiful and all crooked corners straight. This knowledge makes it easier to remain in the positive stream of consciousness. And that is the best way for each one of us, on a daily basis, of doing something constructive and helpful for our world and doing our share of establishing God’s kingdom on the Earth.

Recommended Reading:
• ‘Freedom Of Choice’
• ‘The Power Of Thought’
• ‘Thought – The Most Powerful Force Of All’
• ‘White Eagle On The Power Of Thought’
• ‘The Creative Power Of Thought’
• ‘The Power Of Thought In Spiritual Healing’
• ‘Positive Thinking’
• ‘All Things Are Possible’
• ‘All Conditions Can Be Healed’

Created by Anon.
Edited by Aquarius

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

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Re: Food For Thought

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:43 pm
by aquarius123esoteric
The Nightingale’s Wisdom

Throughout the whole of a midsummer night a man had been listening to a nightingale’s song. He was so delighted that the next night he set a trap for the bird and captured it. ‘Now that I have caught thee,’ he cried, ‘thou shalt always sing for me.’

‘We nightingales never sing in cages,’ replied the bird.

‘Then I shall eat thee,’ said the man. ‘I have been told that nightingales on toast are dainty morsels.’

‘Nay, kill me not,’ replied the nightingale. ‘If you let me free, I shall tell thee three things that are worth far more than eating my poor little body.’

The man was so intrigued that he released the bird. It flew to a branch of one of the surrounding trees and from there called:

‘First: Never believe a captive’s promise.
‘Second: Keep what you have.
‘And third: Sorrow not over what is lost forever.’

With that, the nightingale flew away.

A Fable by Asop
ca. 620-560 B.C.

Recommended Viewing:
• ‘And The Birds Were Singing’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9xVSj_tTHI

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

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Re: Food For Thought

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:30 pm
by aquarius123esoteric
Hot Chocolate

A group of graduates in their late thirties and early forties, each one well established in their career, during one of their reunions decided to visit their retired science professor. It did not take long until his conversation with his former students turned into complaints about the stress they were experiencing in their working and private lives. Listening intently for a while, the professor asked whether anyone would like a cup of hot chocolate. When all replied that they would love that, he disappeared into the kitchen and soon after returned with a large pot of hot chocolate and an interesting looking assortment of cups on a tray. Some of them were made of porcelain, glass or crystal. A number of them looked expensive and elaborate, while others were more plain.

The professor invited his guests to help themselves and when each had made their choice, he said: ‘Did you notice that every one of you went for the expensive looking cups and that left behind the plain and cheap ones? Although it’s normal that you want only the best for yourselves and your dependants, to me it is a pointer to the source of the troubles you are busily creating.

‘Consider for a moment whether a cup from which you are drinking can add anything to the quality of the beverage it holds? Now, imagine that the cup is the outer world of appearances and the drink represents you, your inner being and the quality of life you are leading at any given moment. The glamour of the outside has nothing to do with the quality of the beverage. As a matter of fact, the two are frequently diametrically opposed. As a result, one fine day, even though it has been prepared with the same exquisite recipe, the drink that once deeply satisfied you begins to taste insipid. Strangely enough, each time you partake of another one you are a bit more disgruntled and sad. Increasingly a feeling of: ‘There’s got to be more to life than this!’ creeps over you and makes you shiver inwardly.

‘Every one of you for some time has been going through the midlife crisis. You have reached the developmental point when the higher aspects of your nature are beginning to move into the foreground of your perception. From the subconscious level they are knocking every more strongly at the door of your earthly consciousness. Your spirit and soul are calling for your attention because so far their interests have been neglected or maybe completely overlooked by your earthly self. It’s your higher nature that is sad and disappointed about having been neglected by you for such a long time. I believe that this is the underlying reason for your feelings of dissatisfaction.’

The professor had read somewhere that the scientists Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein had seriously studied astrology. Because of people’s prejudices against this subject at their time, the men thought it best to do this secretly so as not to interfere with the credibility of their scientific work. If two such outstanding minds became seriously interested in astrology, there has to be a great deal more to it than horoscopes and fortunetelling, the professor had thought. So, when his retirement came round, he took a closer look at the Divine science and it did not take long until he also became fascinated by it.

When his guest had finished their drink, the professor continued: ‘As some of you know, I have taken up the study of astrology in my retirement. Are you interested to find out what it might be able to tell you about your present life situation?’ All nodded in agreement, so he continued: ‘Each one of you belongs to the age group 38-45. Therefore, all of you are currently occupied with working your way through the midlife crisis. Astrologically, this is known as the Uranus Opposition and that can be exceedingly trying times for anyone. It’s a time when we become restless and maybe disenchanted with what we have achieved up to that point, so that at times we begin to ask ourselves: ‘Is this all there is to life, nothing but struggling and striving? There must be better way of living and being.’

‘This is happening because hitherto undiscovered gifts and talents we developed in other lifetimes and brought with us into this one, so they could be practised and worked on some more and polished to a high sheen. There could be issues that have been put on the back boiler because of other more urgent things demanding our attention. They are now likely to push themselves into the foreground, demanding to be considered and/or resolved, at last. To enable us and our lives to move forward some difficult decisions may have to be made. The only way of rendering things less stressful for ourselves, as I know from first hand experience, is by regularly taking stock as we move through our lives. It is unwise to allow unresolved matters to fester away, until one of the special events in our lives is upon us and forces them to a head.

‘Uranus is one of the outer or generation planets. They carry this name because they move exceedingly slow and their energies influence whole generations in a similar manner. When Uranus in the Heavens has moved to the halfway position between the place it occupied in our birthchart and where it is now, we speak of the Uranus opposition. The completion of this transit stretches over several years, and marks an important part of every soul’s maturing process in its personal evolution for its present lifetime. Most people experience the influence of their opposition most strongly from between the ages of 38-45, but in some cases this may be extended for several years in both directions. Every soul in its late thirties and early forties eventually reaches this significant turning point. At this special time the Universe presents it with many opportunities for releasing the past and making progress with taking possession of its true and authentic spirit self.

‘The Uranus opposition may cause a great deal of disruption in our lives, especially for those who thus far have insufficiently attended to their inner development and the needs of their spirit. The after-effects of the Uranus opposition can in that case affect their lives profoundly for some years to come. It is not for nothing that this time of life carries the name of midlife crisis. Under its influence people may suddenly feel inclined to make some truly drastic and dramatic lifestyle changes. And if you feel increasingly that something is wrong with you and your life, you are receiving signals from your inner self that some part of you is trying to break through that thus far has been neglected by you. Don’t ignore these signs if you wish to remain healthy and make some progress on your evolutionary pathway, of which you may also become more aware at present.

‘When things get rough, reassure yourself: ‘This too will pass!’ because it surely will. I don’t want to bore you with too many details here, but if you follow the link below, you can find out more.’

Recommended Reading:
• ‘38/45 Midlife Crisis - The Uranus Opposition’

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

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Re: Food For Thought

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:14 pm
by aquarius123esoteric
You Can Do It!

You don’t need to be told:
‘Life’s not easy and some hills are hard to climb!’
You don’t need to be told:
‘Have patience, it’ll all come in good time!’

You’ve got enough determination
To see you through,
And if you muster the patience,
Good luck will come, too.

You may have to weather a storm or two,
But don’t put your plans on the shelf.
You’ll only get where you’re going
By believing in yourself.

So go on, give life your best shot.
Success will not pass you by,
If you remember that the only failures
Are those who never try.

Created by Anon.
Edited by Aquarius

From ‘Words Of Hope & Encouragement’

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Re: Food For Thought

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:32 pm
by aquarius123esoteric
Negative People

Negative people try to:
1. Demean your value.
2. Destroy your image
3. And self-confidence.
4. Damage your dreams.
5. Discredit your imagination.
6. Refuse to believe in your abilities
7. And don’t trust your opinions.

Steer clear of them as much as you can.

Created by Anon.
Edited by Aquarius

From ‘Astrology As A Lifehelp In Relationship Healing’

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Re: Food For Thought

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:29 pm
by aquarius123esoteric
Wishes For The New Year

At the beginning of each new year, let’s raise our glasses to the renewal of love and hope, faith and trust in our world and that you and I shall be doing our share of bringing this about.

May our battles be few, our pleasures be many and our highest dreams, aspirations and wishes come true.

May the gift of Divine courage and strength help us to cope with any losses that have to be endured and help us rebuild our lives.

May God’s love and peace fill our hearts and grace our soul with serenity. And may tranquil moments spent in communion with the Highest Forces of life bless and heal every aspect of our own being, the whole of humankind and our world.

Wishing you and yours a very happy New Year.
With love and light,
Aquarius

From ‘Words of Wisdom For The Seasons Of The Year’

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Re: Food For Thought

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:11 pm
by aquarius123esoteric
New Year Greetings

The Candle


‘There is not enough darkness in the whole of our world to put out the light of one candle.
’ Robert Alden

Have you ever sat in front of a burning candle and stared into its flame for any length of time? If so, did you become aware of the feelings of warmth and comfort, of wellbeing and somehow being at home that radiate from it? And did you notice how the flame of one single candle can light up a whole room?

The candle can only do all these things by giving of itself and allowing the flame to consume its substance. Reflect upon this in your moments of disenchantment, when sometimes after your daily toiling and possibly fruitless strivings you feel as if you had given away every last bit of your strength. When you are in this state of exhaustion and sometimes begin to wonder about the sense, purpose and meaning of your efforts, the time has come for building more quiet moments of reflection into your daily life and that as soon as possible. Create a space where you can be undisturbed for a while and make yourself as comfortable as you can in it. Light a candle, look into it and then ask yourself: ‘Have I burnt myself out by being a light for others, giving them signs and showing them directions for new and better ways of being? How many candles of support am I giving to those around me, every day and throughout the whole year, trying to ease their load and lighten their pathway and through this maybe of our whole world? How about myself?’

Spiritually, light is knowledge and wisdom, and darkness is ignorance. It is true that when a candle gives of its light and warmth it can only do so until its own substance has been consumed by the flame and nothing is left. It is different for us because, whenever we attune ourselves to the stream of the Universal Christ’s consciousness, the source of all life and inspiration, every bit of light and warmth we give by nurturing others is constantly renewed by It and returned to us. The Christ’s warmth and light will never dry up or leave us, and the more of it we send into our world, the more we receive. The laws of the Universe command this. The Christ Star’s luminescence shines through all who are acting as Its channels on the Earth plane. The power of Its blessing and healing energies are constantly flowing into and through them and from there into our world, to be shared by all its lifeforms.

May the small still flame in all human hearts grow ever stronger, until the entire planet is filled with nothing but love and light, healing and peace. Instead of asking for earth- and mind-shattering enlightenments, let us pray that every single day of the coming year and all future ones will bring us and our world a constant supply of small rays of light that renews our whole race’s hope, faith and trust that the Divine great plan of life is unfolding as it should. And let’s give thanks and praise for the goodness of the life the Great Father/Mother of all life, and their only born Son/Daughter, the Spirit of the Universal Christ, so kindly provides for each one of us, God’s beloved children of the Earth.

May raindrops fall lightly on your brow,
May soft winds freshen your spirit,
May sunshine brighten your heart,
May the burdens of each day rest lightly upon you,
And may the Universe forever enfold you
In the sheltering mantle of Its love.

A happy and prosperous New Year to you and your loved ones.

Please follow the link below to your

‘New Year Card’
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With love and light,
Aquarius

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Re: Food For Thought

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:07 pm
by aquarius123esoteric
New Year Prayer

Thank you, Great Spirit, for giving me
The brand new year ahead.
Help me live the way I should,
As each new day I tread.

Give me gentle wisdom
That I might help a friend.
Give me strength and courage
So a shoulder I might lend.

The year ahead is empty,
Help me fill it with good things.
Each new day filled with joy
And the happiness it brings.

Please give the leaders of our world
A courage born of peace,
That they might lead us gently
And all the fighting cease.

Please give to all upon this Earth
A heart that’s filled with love
A gentle happy way to live
With Your blessings from above.

Charlotte Anselmo

Recommended Viewing:
• ‘Happy New Year Video’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C314X-IVTw

From ‘Words of Wisdom For The Seasons Of The Year’

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