Archive | November, 2016

Prayers are Powerful Reflections of God

14 Nov

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Prayers are spoken, sung and chanted in churches, temples and mosques around the world.

Prayers, mantras, or chants – the spoken word – are at the heart of the world’s spiritual traditions, East and West, whether as the Jewish Shema and Amidah, the Christian Our Father, the Muslim Shahadah, the Hindu Gayatri or the Buddhist Om Mani Padme Hum.

Perhaps the practice is so widespread because people of many religions instinctively recognize the effectiveness of spoken prayer.

In the Jewish mystical tradition, Kabbalists teach that by calling upon and meditating on the names of God, we can tap into an infinite source of power to restore peace and harmony to this world.

Catholic tradition tells us that Saint Clare of Assisi saved her convent during an attack by Saracens when she held up the Eucharist and prayed aloud.

Hindu writings contain powerful accounts of yogis who have used mantras for protection and wisdom, to enhance their concentration and meditation, and to help them achieve enlightenment and oneness with God.

No matter what religion you practice (or none), you can add decrees to your devotions. Decreeing is a very effective and powerful way to harness the power of spoken prayer for positive change—for yourself, your nation and the planet. It is the divine key to personal transformation, world transformation and spiritual transformation!

It’s a spiritual axiom that whatever you put your mind on and whatever you pour your heart into will come true. That’s why our thoughts and dreams, our hopes and visions are all-important.

And that’s why what you think about while you are praying or decreeing makes a big difference in how effective your prayers and decrees are. It’s the mind-body connection.

If your mind is concentrating on your Higher Self or on the flame in your heart while you pray, you are energizing yourself with that light and taking on those spiritual patterns in your body.

If, on the other hand, you put your attention on negativity or lower vibrations, you will take on those patterns. That is why, for example, violence on TV or in movies is not a healthy diet for children or adults.

We must always keep our eye on the positive outcome. We must visualize the highest good we can imagine—peace on earth, brotherhood, a clean environment.

For what we together focus on, we will create.

Both mystics and scientists have demonstrated the benefits of repetitive prayer.

Hindus and Buddhists tell us that repetition allows the mind to focus on God.

Repetitive prayer is more prominent in Eastern religion than in Christianity, but it is still an important part of religious life in the West. Protestants sing hymns and offer lengthy prayers, depending on the denomination. Catholics recite the rosary repeating the Our Father and the Hail Mary, celebrate the Mass, sing hymns and experience peace in the sounds of ancient Gregorian chants. (The Cathars used to repeat the Lord’s Prayer as many as forty times a day.)

Jewish mystics described a similar feeling after repeating the names of God. They called it a transforming moment in which they entered the highest state of consciousness possible for human beings.

The Eastern Orthodox Church has also preserved a tradition of repetitive prayer.

From the Buddhists and Hindu mala (Sanskrit “garland”), to the Catholic rosary, Anglican prayer beads, to the Muslim misbaja many faiths have a form of prayer beads to track their repetitive prayer rituals.

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But for centuries, skeptics pooh-poohed repetitive prayer as a superstition without measurable benefit, often confusing Jesus’ remonstration against rote prayer to include all repetitive prayer. Now, science has come to the aid of religion—a doctor at Harvard Medical School documenting beneficial physical effects from repetitive prayer, including the very prayers that monks used for centuries.

Many who decree have also felt this oneness with God.

For centuries, mystics have been telling us that sound actually creates matter. (A mystic is someone who seeks direct contact or union with God.) Hindu, Buddhist and Jewish mystics believe that the Word creates and pervades everything that exists.

But, the sound by which all things are created isn’t just any sound. It’s the Word of God.

In the Bible John wrote, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Interestingly, in the ancient Hindu Vedas we read, “In the beginning was Brahman with whom was the Word, and the Word is Brahman.”

Mystics believe the world is a reflection of infinite combinations of sound patterns. They say that all things, from the biggest star to the smallest flower—and even you and I—are coagulations of sound waves.

On a cosmic scale, there may be evidence that sound has left its imprint on the galaxies. Some scientists argue that the galaxies are not arranged at random but in a regular pattern of clusters. Now researchers are suggesting that it was primordial sound waves that helped create this pattern of clusters.1

In the field of cymatics, Prof. Hans Jenny, a Swiss scientist, found that sound waves passed through various kinds of malleable matter, such as paste and sand, caused the formation of geometric patterns.

Following Jenny’s lead, photographer Alexander Lauterwasser photographed the patterns on the surface of water set into motion by the sound of pure sine waves, vocal music and music by Beethoven. Looking at these patterns, we can begin to imagine how creation by sound might occur.

The more one studies these things, the more one realizes that sound is the creative principle. It must be regarded as primordial. No single phenomenal category can be claimed as the aboriginal principle. We cannot say, in the beginning was number, or in the beginning was symmetry, etc. These are categorical properties which are implicit in what brings forth and what is brought forth. By using them in description we approach the heart of the matter. They are not themselves the creative power. This power is inherent in tone, in sound.   – Hans Jenny

We can harness that sound force for positive change. The mystics of East and West have connected with the power of creation by repeating spoken mantras and the names of God.

Many people are discovering that if they use the energy of sound properly, they can create positive change in every area of life.

By ultimate knowledge of sound, man can not only create, but he can also destroy. This is why the masters and gurus of the East require long periods of testing and proving of the chelas before each level of greater power can be bestowed by the giving of the inner secrets of the Word.

Nevertheless, the use of sound is available unto anyone who makes the effort—and upon the magnitude of effort rests the degree of control, power and spiritual attunement that comes into our lives.     – Elizabeth Clare Prophet

Prayer is sound and has power. The power of God.


1. See Sound Waves May Drive Cosmic Structure, Science News 151, 11 January 1997.

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Too Blessed to Be Stressed

11 Nov

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Stress. It’s something we all deal with. And how well we deal with stress can go a long way toward determining how happy, healthy and balanced we are.

While there may be some truth to the notion that ‘what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger,’ there are better ways of not only surviving stress in our lives, but actually thriving through stressful episodes.

Turning the tables on stress may ultimately come down to a simple change of attitude. In other words, if you don’t like what’s going on, change your mind! This gives you control, so you cease being a ‘victim’ of stress and stressful situations, and, instead, become the victor.

But how do you do that?

One way is with spiritual tools like decrees and the violet flame. With violet flame, every challenge becomes an opportunity to transcend our psychology, raise our consciousness and lift our souls and spirits higher.

And by using these tools regularly, we will soon be able to say to the world that we’re too blessed to be stressed.

https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/95749/encore-too-blessed-to-be-stressed

Clean out the realm of the mental body and all the records of episodes that have been impressed upon it for thousands of years. When you self-empty and then call to God to fill you, giving the prayer “Come, occupy! occupy! occupy! my beloved Christ Self,” day by day by day you will have that clearing. And you may live to rejoice in these very bodies over the complete clearing of all past records. You may live to accomplish the balancing of 100 percent of your karma so that you may fill your vessels with light! light! light! qualifying that light with whatever is the need of the hour in vibration, in speech, in energy, in consciousness.

Join us on Sunday evening with Rev. Peter and Neroli Duffy

“Staying in Relationship with Your Higher Self:

Simple spiritual techniques for thriving in an uncertain world”

Feeling overworked and overwhelmed as we head into the Thanksgiving and Christmas Season and post elections? You are not alone. National research shows more and more of us are feeling stressed in these challenging times.

Some say that we get stressed when we forget to be in relationship with our Higher Self.  Easy to say but how do we get back into balance?  Well we can use some simple, easy and practical spiritual and physical tools to hit the reset/refresh button and take care of ourselves for the long haul.  Proven techniques from the Ascended Masters.

Sunday, November 13, 2016             5:30 – 6:30 pm MST

Conference Dial-in Number:  563-999-2090

Participant Access Code: 839413#

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The Next Step – Divine Love

3 Nov
The Next Step – Divine Love and Psychology


Now, the fullness of love cannot be love unless it is action. Contemplated love or the mere repetition of words may occupy one’s fancy, but love in action is the measure of a heart united with mind and soul.Therefore, as I come, I bring to you perhaps an understanding of your own soul’s psychology in relationship to El Morya and beloved Lord Lanto. For you see, your hearts wax fervent in love for the will of God, in joy in the presence of El Morya, and in the study of the wisdom teachings. But there is a general confusion, if I might say, among the students (which is akin to the confusion on this planetary home) that the contemplated action, the happiness, the enjoyment of another’s attainment is the equivalent of the attainment of the third ray, love itself.

Some actually suppose that the words “I love you” carry the full force of its commitment and fulfillment. Not so. It is a mantra that must be fulfilled by a keen perception of the needs and demands of every part of life and what ought to be the next givingness of self. Therefore, you see, it is easy to mistake one’s contemplated love of the masters, the activity, the messenger, and so forth with an inaction that does not complete the cycle.

Here, then, we roll up our sleeves and realize that the love of the third ray and its chohan, its disciplines, its chelas–must now carry forward those plans, those teachings, those advices given, already recorded, that now deserve to be made physical. And the measure of everyone’s cup of love must be that which is brought forth and brought to the full flowering and the fruit of the Tree of Life.

Let us, then, carefully define what are those spirals yet to be completed–the contemplated life’s journey. Each one has a sense of self-knowledge of that which is to be accomplished. Do not think that thinking about it will make it so! Thinking about it and yet not achieving will result, in the hour of transition, in the necessity of going back to begin again, to start again, and once again to understand that the mighty work of the ages must be here on earth a shrine to the living, to the free, to the little ones, and to the Lord himself who dwells with his people.

Now, therefore, I would converse with you concerning the step not taken–the step contemplated and often resisted until resistance itself becomes habit and a momentum and a coil wound tight around the spine of being. And this pole of being, then, once set with that habit, becomes an act no longer reviewed or questioned. It simply becomes a self-acceptance, “Well, this is the way I am. People will have to accept me the way I am. This is my level of service. This is all I intend to give. Others will have to do the rest.”

Well, the fallacy in this is not self-knowledge and defining one’s potential, for it is good to understand one’s capacity and not to commit more than one can. But the fallacy is, beloved heart, the sense that one can rest on any plateau or arrive at a set of definitions for one’s life or personality, seal them with a sealing wax, make the imprint of the seal of oneself and say, “As it is, so it is. So be it. I have spoken.”

Now, this is the human ego that would hold captive and prisoner the soul to a certain level of the known, a certain level of stability. But unknowingly it would keep the soul there, and it would convince the soul that no other progress can or should be made and that its current level of attainment is sufficient unto all things.

How can this state of mind, I ask you, be reconciled with the upward-spiraling, self-transcending movement of the galaxies, of God himself, of the ascended masters and their circles of chelas, all of whom and all of which are moving through cosmos at colossal speeds toward the Central Sun?

Let us take care, then, that self-assessment does not result in the inertia of rest and that such inertia is not confused with the lawful state of samadhi or of nirvana. Contrary to any human opinion whatsoever, these higher states of consciousness are those of movement even within the point and the heart of the rest.

I trust, then, that you will understand when I say that I have come to spin your tops! I have come to increase the movement and to give you the inner sense of timing, a timing that reflects now your I AM Presence and the inner vow to become all that you are. Why, becoming all that you are–this is what you sing and dance and pray and live and work about! But this becoming is a movement, requiring diligence and an intimate knowledge of the ruby ray, which is always self-sacrificing.

This excerpt is from from the dictation, The Next Step, by Paul the Venetian published in the 1995 Pearl of Wisdom Vol. 25 No. 59.

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