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Making the Shift. Placing Christ In the Center Of Your Home

23 May

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The tapestry of life is woven primarily in the home. Culturally, the home is the place where spiritual beliefs and values are passed on from generation to generation. Let’s explore what the ascended masters and current research present on this subject.

What is the spiritual role of a family in a home-centered culture?

The family is the fundamental social unit of society.  When the family is respected and valued, culture flourishes. Many consider that their most valuable possessions are the shared experiences and memories that link hearts together in a family.

 “The purpose of the family in our day and age is for man and woman to serve together as one–heart, head, and hand in the service of the Christ–to provide this fiery circle against the shocks of the world, to provide the cradle for incoming souls or incoming ideas for creative genius.”  

                           – Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Family Designs in the Golden Age seminar

In today’s world, family life is being challenged in many ways. Parents nurture the spiritual life of their children.

Parents have a significant impact on who their children turn out to be. When it comes to spiritual matters, parents have a greater influence on their children than the church. This is a very important idea because researchers contend that by the age of thirteen, the moral, spiritual and relational foundations of youth are established. Mark Holmen, in his book Church + Home, points out that parents are given responsibility to pass on the faith to their children from the Bible. In Deuteronomy 6: 4-9 we find the following: “Hear , O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord the God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down,and when thou risest up”.

The following graph indicates that the parents involvement with their children has a direct impact on the child’s spiritual development. To better understand the research done on this topic, visit Christian Schools International and read the “Nurturing Faith” blog.

Results of the REVEAL Survey

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Children are more likely to be attuned to their intuitive senses than adults.

As parents, it is important to allow your children to experience their sensitivities and listen to their stories, without judgment or ridicule.

Let children know at an early age that they can listen to the voice of the Inner Christ and commune with that Christ daily.

By constant daily communion, little children are approaching the day and the hour when their souls will be bonded to the Sacred Heart of their own Holy Christ Self.  Is it not a beautiful thing to see the intuition of children and their sense of rightness or wrongness in a given situation?” Maria Montessori

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Spiritual Life of The Unborn: Meditations and Gemstones

15 May

How can meditation build healthy babies?

Gemstones have a molecular structure that allows them to carry a certain charge and energy vibration that corresponds to particular qualities of God.  For example, rose quartz holds the vibration of love, and emeralds hold the vibration of healing. Amethyst is the transmitter of freedom and joy.

Through meditation upon gems we enter a very concentrated focus of God’s energy.    The gem becomes the transmitter, or the transformer, of that energy to each cell of the little child through the mother’s mind and attention. You can meditate on various gems for the crystallization of specific virtues you would like to see manifest in your child.

You can also include in your meditation book pictures of flowers, nature scenes, angels and nature spirits, classical art and illustrations of the Madonna and child.

How does meditation on beautiful classical music and art enhance the baby’s potential?

The years from conception through age seven are the most creative period of the child’s entire life. It is during this period that the intricate patterns of the soul and the four bodies of the child are established. To assist in the building of these intricate patterns, there is nothing that can replace meditation on the best classical music and art. The unborn baby is profoundly sensitive and can perceive the beauty, virtue and joy that the mother sees and feels as she meditates upon beautiful works of art by masters such as Michelangelo, Leonardo DA Vinci and Nicholas Roerich.

As the mother meditates, the baby also learns to meditate, filling his consciousness with light and beauty.   Therefore, keep perfect archetypes — perfect geometric forms, nature scenes, classical art — before the vision of the child.

You are teaching your baby to meditate from the hour of conception.

Transmitting the beauty of art to the unborn baby stimulates the baby’s soul to attune with her highest spiritual origins.

When the baby hears and feels divinely inspired music, his consciousness and the very atoms, cells and electrons of his four bodies will vibrate and coalesce around the patterns of this music.

Much of my pregnancy was spent with a choir recording an album of devotional songs to the Blessed Virgin. My daughter now sings like a bird! She even sings like a trained singer–her pitch is right on and she holds the vowels a long time before singing the end consonant. And she loves the songs on the album!

About a month before my daughter’s birth, my husband found a stack of books on the arts and ballet. One book from the 1940s particularly stood out. It had beautiful pictures of Russian ballerinas and I meditated on them. When my daughter was only one week old, I had a dream in which she was two or three years old. She said to me, “I’m a dancer, you know.” Now at six, she really is a dancer. Recently she composed and then performed a Buddhic dance. I feel her mission is in the creative arts.

Meditation upon the best classical music influences virtually every mental, emotional and physical process ~   and especially impacts the harmony of the emotional body. Music is also an expression of beauty, and beauty is a universal medicine. Health and beauty are intimately related.

You can meditate on perfect colors of the seven rays and the five secret rays, (starting with the colors of the threefold flame – pink, blue and yellow) on beautiful classical music, on lovely art – paintings and sculptures, on perfect geometric shapes that are in fact the building blocks of life.

Another meditation that can be used is to radiate light through your baby’s four lower bodies:  http://www.summitlighthouse.org/meditation/Radiating-the-Light-Through-Your-Fower-Lower-Bodies.html

As you meditate on these during pregnancy you are instilling these patterns into your child soul and four bodies.

Once your child is born, these focuses can be where she sees them every day.

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Gautama Buddha- The Eightfold Path and the Chakras

2 May

Gautama Buddha Meditation Teaching copyright TSL.org

 

Elizabeth Clare Prophet discusses The Middle Way of Gautama Buddha.

I would say that in the East we have a tendency toward greater self-mortification and in the West we have a tendency toward greater self-indulgence. We do need the Middle Way.

Gautama taught that this Middle Way leads to six conditions of consciousness. They are insight, wisdom, calmness, higher knowledge, enlightenment and nirvana.

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The Four Noble Truths of Gautama Buddha

Gautama Buddha proceeded to teach his disciples the Four Noble Truths: First, that life is dukkha, “suffering.” Second, that the cause of this suffering is tanha, “desire” or “craving.” Third, that suffering will cease when the craving that causes it is forsaken and overcome.

This state of liberation through the cessation of suffering leads to nirvana, which means literally extinction or blowing out—the blowing-out of the not self. The Fourth Noble Truth is that the way to this liberation is through living the Noble Eightfold Path, or the Middle Way.

The Eightfold Path of Gautama Buddha

The first step on the Eightfold Path is to have right understanding, or right views. The second is right aspiration, right thought, or right resolve. Third is right speech. Fourth is right action, or right conduct. Fifth is right livelihood. Sixth is right effort. Seventh is right mindfulness, and eighth is right concentration, or right absorption.

These eight points of self-mastery are the endowment of your Holy Christ Self. Know this Holy Christ Self as your Real Self, and know your Real Self as possessing all of these attributes. Know that your Real Self has developed them to the full level of Christ-mastery and adeptship and is waiting for you to receive them.

As you put on these attributes in daily striving and attentiveness to the precepts of the Law, you are putting on the robes of righteousness of your True Self. You are putting on your deathless solar body, which Jesus referred to as the wedding garment. You weave this wedding garment by the practice of these eight right attitudes.

Eight Points of the Law

These eight points of the Law fulfill the seven rays of the seven chakras and the eighth ray and chakra, which is the secret chamber of the heart.

1 – Right Understanding

Heart Chakra wallet cardThe first is right understanding, right viewpoint, right perspective—being centered neither to the left nor the right in relative thinking but being centered in God. This is a quality that is developed through the heart chakra and the third ray, whose color is pink and may intensify to a deep rose. The heart chakra has twelve petals.

We remember the prayer of Solomon: “Give me, O Lord, an understanding heart.” Right understanding, or right views, is described as knowledge of the Four Noble Truths; having views free from superstition or delusion; having penetrating insight into reality, or emptiness. Gautama Buddha said to his disciples: “What, now, Brothers, is Right Understanding?

“When … the disciple understands Evil and understands the Root of Evil; when he understands Good and understands the Root of Good; this is Right Understanding.

“What now … is Evil? Killing … is evil. Stealing is evil. Unlawful sexual intercourse is evil. Lying is evil. Slandering is evil. Using harsh language is evil. Vain talk is evil. Covetousness is evil. Cruelty is evil. Wrong views are evil.

“And what, Brothers, is the root of Evil? Greed is the root of Evil; Anger is the root of Evil; Delusion is the root of Evil.

“And what, Brothers, is the root of Good? Freedom from Greed … freedom from Anger … freedom from Delusion is the root of Good.”

When we think about the conditions of consciousness of greed and anger, we can objectively see them and determine whether they are in us or not.

But when it comes to delusion, we are self-deluded by our own desires, by our own pride and ego.

We are so much a part of the ego and its pride and its desires that we do not know we are in a state of delusion until increment by increment we catch a higher insight and we observe ourselves mounting an inner spiral staircase, if you will, to a point of enlightenment that, if we are observant, we recognize we did not have yesterday. And if we are wise, we will write down the experience and the insight and anchor into it and take another step.

Freedom from self-delusion is a great necessity on the Path. We need to pursue it with all intensity in our prayer and our thought and our daily consideration of the steps we take and what we do.

2 – Right Aspiration

Solar Plexus Chakra wallet cardThe second step of the Eightfold Path is right aspiration, right thought, or right resolve. This point corresponds to the six-petaled seat-of-the-soul chakra, which is the abiding place of the soul. This is the chakra of the seventh ray, the violet ray, which has many shades, from violet-pink to purple.

This is a right attitude that must be had by the soul if the soul is to return to the Christ Self and to the I AM Presence.

The soul’s aspiration must be centered in Godin having right thought, right contemplation upon the law of God and the right resolve to accomplish her mission in life.

This resolution is the use of desire constructively—setting one’s desire, setting one’s sail and moving in that direction consistently, day after day after day.

3 – Right Speech

Throat Chakra wallet cardThe third step of the Eightfold Path is right speech, which relates to the throat chakra. The action of right speech is therefore the right qualification of this ray of power, which is the first ray, the ray of the will of God. The throat chakra has sixteen petals; its color is blue.

With right speech we therefore affirm right desire.

Right speech includes abstaining from lying, slandering, harsh or abusive language, vain talk or idle chatter. Right speech is speech that is kindly, open and truthful.

Gautama said to his disciples,

“What, Brothers, is Right Speech? A man, Brothers, has overcome lying and he abstains from telling falsehood. He speaks the truth, he is devoted to the truth, he adheres to the truth, he is worthy of confidence, is not a deceiver of men…. Thus he brings together those that are at variance; establishes those that are united;… he delights in concord; it is concord that he spreads by his words.

“He has given up harsh language…. He speaks words that are free from rudeness, soothing to the ear, loving, going to the heart, courteous, rejoicing many, elevating many.

“He has overcome vain talk…. He speaks at the right time, speaks in accordance with facts, speaks to the point. He speaks about the Dharma [the law and the teaching] and the Discipline of the Order; his speech is of real value and agrees with its object.

“He bears in mind the injunction which says: ‘In meeting one another, Brothers, there are two things that ought to be adhered to: either conversation about the Truth or holy silence.’

“This, Brothers, is Right Speech.”

4 – Right Action

base of the spine chakraThe fourth step is right action, or right conduct. This is the base-of-the-spine chakra. It is the white ray; the chakra has four petals.  The base-of-the-spine chakra is a physical chakra.

Action and right conduct are the physical out picturing of all that we contain in our heart, in our mind, in our soul, in our desires, in our being.

It is the energy by which life is sustained and life is continued.

5 – Right Livelihood

Seat of the Soul Chakra wallet cardThe fifth step is right livelihood, and it pertains to the solar-plexus chakra, which has ten petals. It is the sixth ray of purple and gold, the ray of service and ministration.

Right livelihood is living honorably by a profession that does not harm any living thing and not choosing an occupation that is not conducive to spiritual progress. It is what we do in life, how we give of ourselves to one another, to society, to our nations.

Right livelihood must be based on right desire, and the solar plexus is the chakra of desire. Wrong desire breeds wrong livelihood.

6 – Right Effort

Third Eye Chakra wallet card Right effort, the sixth step, is established as right focus through the third-eye chakra, which has ninety-six petals. It is the fifth ray, the emerald ray.

By the All-Seeing Eye of God we focus. And as we focus on what our effort will be each day, the direction of our serving and our striving, we must have purity of desire in the inner eye. We must not lust after another, be jealous of another, want what someone else has.

Right effort is based upon a direct relationship with God. Right effort entails right exertion in self-training and self-control. Right effort is following what are called the “four right efforts.”

We must make an effort to “end existing evil.” We must make an effort to “prevent new evil.”

We must make an effort to “cause new virtue.” We must make an effort to “increase existing virtue.”

7 – Right Mindfulness

Crown Chakra wallet cardThe seventh step is right mindfulness. It is the attribute of the thousand-petaled lotus of the crown chakra. This is the second-ray chakra, and its color is yellow.

Right mindfulness is always moving to establish oneself in the Mind of God that was in Christ Jesus that was in Gautama Buddha and all those who have attained that oneness.

It is having an active, watchful mind, an alert mind that tends to details and masters them. Right mindfulness is the captain of one’s ship. The crown must be opened, because when one has illumination and then full enlightenment, one can direct the courses of all of the seven rays.

8 – Right Concentration

secret chamber of the heartThe eighth step is right concentration, or right absorption. This relates to the secret chamber of the heart, an antechamber of the heart chakra. This eight-petaled chakra is the place of the threefold flame.

The secret chamber of the heart is the place where you meet the Master, the Guru, the Lord Gautama Buddha.

Right concentration is upon God and upon the Highest Self and upon the point of Light. It is earnest contemplation on the deep mysteries of Life.

It is mental tranquility and the absence of distraction. Right absorption is the absorption of the mind and of the soul in God and in the Teacher. Without right concentration and absorption, we do not attain the full bonding of our souls to the Christ.

In Buddhist teachings, this eighth step involves meditation and proper breathing, as well as the techniques of Hinduism’s raja yoga (known as “the royal road to reintegration”).

It is a means of finding integration in all of the chakras and in the I AM Presence through direct personal experience of God within by the science of the spoken Word.

Paths of East and West

The teaching on the Eightfold Path is commonly ascribed to Gautama Buddha. In truth, it is the teaching of all of the Gurus who preceded him in the lineage of Sanat Kumara and all who followed him.

It is also the teaching of Jesus Christ. Each one of these steps we can also find in Christian teaching.

The paths that have been evolved in East and West are for the selfsame purpose of placing the hand of the soul in the hand of the Christ Self.

For only thus can the Way be illumined by right knowledge, right aspiration, right speech, right behavior, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness and right absorption.


Excerpt from Path to Attainment, Climb the Highest Mountain Series, Volume 9, by Mark and Elizabeth Clare Prophet.