Light to Light, not Dust to Dust: Ash or Sared Fire

1 Mar

Ash Wednesday Carl Spitzweg 1808–1885

Ash or Sacred Fire?

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the holy season of Lent, 46 days before Easter. It comes the day after Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday), the last day of the Carnival season.

Historically, this was the day that Judas bargained with the High Priests for the life of Jesus.

Ash Wednesday is celebrated by Catholics who go the altar to have ashes placed upon the third eye as the priest says to them, ‘Remember, you are mortal.’

This is a Biblical reference to Genesis allegory on the creation of Adam out of the dust of the earth—dust to dust, ashes to ashes.

What Elizabeth Clare Prophet taught about Ash Wednesday

The Lord Jesus Christ never instituted Ash Wednesday. It was instituted many centuries later. It has no part with the Passion. It has no part with the one who proved ultimately the victory over death and hell.

And what does mortal mean? It comes from the word death, mort. It means you are bound by the limitations of death, dust to dust.

But we, as sons of God, were created out of light, not out of clay. We came forth from etheric octaves. Our bodies have been lowered into this dimension but when you observe transition—which is not death—you will see the light released from the atoms going back to the Great Central Sun.

We intend to be resurrected in this life, whether physically or not makes little difference. It is the resurrection of the soul for Paul said ‘flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God.’

Remember you are immortal. It’s not Ash Wednesday, it’s sacred fire Wednesday.”

“Know, then, beloved, that from now to the hour of the celebration of the resurrection of our Lord is a time for the erasing of sin and the sense of sin, of error and backsliding. It is a time for coming before God with fastings and prayers, offering extraordinary ablutions and the internalization of the Word. Easter is a time for the resurrection of the soul to new awarenesses and heights of glory and for the strengthening once again of the tie to the Holy Christ Self.” Ascended Master Saint Germain, published in the Pearls of Wisdom vol. 38 no. 12, March 12, 1995

Celebrate Lent with a Resurrection Mantra

Beloved Flame of Resurrection

Beloved Flame of Resurrection, ascended master decree by Elizabeth Clare Prophet

Beloved Flame of Resurrection,
Blaze through me thy Light always;
Beloved Flame, resuscitation,
Make my heart to sing thy praise.

O blazing white Christ radiance
Of God’s own I AM fire,
Expand thy blessed Purity
And free me from all wrong desire.

Beloved Flame of Resurrection,
Rise and rise to Love’s great height;
Blessed Flame, regeneration,
Guide all men by thy great Light.

I AM, I AM, I AM thy chalice free
Through whose crystal substance clear
All can see the Christ flame lily
Of eternity appear

Blazing, blazing, blazing!
Blazing, blazing, blazing!
Blazing, blazing, blazing!

(Given 3x)

copyright © 1963 Summit Lighthouse

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2 Responses to “Light to Light, not Dust to Dust: Ash or Sared Fire”

  1. Ben Turner, Order of the Diamond Heart March 1, 2014 at 9:43 pm #

    “In the New Testament, Jesus alludes to the practice in Matthew 11:21: “Woe to you, Korazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! If the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.” (Source: Richard P. Bucher, Lutheran minister).

    http://www.orlutheran.com/html/ash.html

  2. benturner214 March 1, 2014 at 7:51 pm #

    Lutheran pastor Richard P. Bucher writes:

    “Ash Wednesday, like the season of Lent, is never mentioned in Scripture and is not commanded by God. Christians are free to either observe or not observe it. It also should be obvious that the imposition of ashes, like similar external practices, are meaningless, even hypocritical, unless there is a corresponding inner repentance and change of behavior. This is made clear in Isaiah 58:5-7 when God says,

    “‘Is this the kind of fast I have chosen, only a day for a man to humble himself? Is it only for bowing one’s head like a reed and for lying on sackcloth and ashes ? Is that what you call a fast, a day acceptable to the LORD? 6 “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? 7 Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter– when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?'”

    Our New Age desire to turn from the sackcloth and ashes of Repentance also affects the validity and practice of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, although the manner in which Church officials (including CUT officials) organize the Sacraments remains unclear to both novitiates and chelas and Communicants presently near or within the “white-fire core” of the Organization.

    According to Scripture, Job “despises” himself and “repents in dust and ashes” (Job 42:6); such form of repentance is also mentioned by Jesus in Matthew 11:21, in which He uses the term “sackcloth and ashes” specifically.

    “The imposition” of the ashes (on “dies cinerum” [Day of Ashes]) is not mandated by God, according to Bucher. Sources additionally state that the Roman church does not designate Ash Wednesday a Holy Day of Obligation, as the Church reserves said designation for “commemorations of: (1) people; (2) events, or; (3) theological concepts” (SOURCE: “Veritas” answering on Yahoo! Answers).

    Also related to this inquiry and discussion is the following discussion of the Quinquagesima(from Catholic Answers, an apologetics website):

    “According to the 1914 Catholic Encyclopedia, it marks the start of the 50 days before Easter, starting the Sunday before Ash Wednesday. Quinquagesima means “fiftieth” in Latin. The holy day was part of a pre-Lenten “countdown” to Easter that also included Septuagesima (“Seventieth”) Sunday and Sexagesima (“Sixtieth”) Sunday. When the liturgical calendar was revised after Vatican II, this pre-Lenten season was eliminated in order to focus more on the Lenten season itself.” (written by Catholic Answers staff).

    Links/references:

    http://www.orlutheran.com/html/ash.html
    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080201051243AA1qZZv5
    http://www.catholic.com/quickquestions/what-is-quinquagesima-sunday

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