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A Violet Flame Magnet to Draw More Fire From the Great Central Sun

9 Aug

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I am in charge of the seraphim of the cosmos, and I stand before you offering you the armour of seraphim. If you will but call to me daily for that armour, it will be placed upon you by two aides who will come to you and dress you in that armour and infire you with the flame that is both cool and powerful so that you may go forth as pillars of fire amongst the seraphim, serving side by side with them. And by and by, you may almost pass for seraphim yourselves and you will appreciate that honor, I can assure you.

So, then, know that the seraphim have come, that there is karma on a world scale to be transmuted, and that this is no time to say to yourself, “My karma is not such a heavy load. I do not need the violet flame.”

You need the violet flame so very much that I can hardly tell you how much you need it for the things that are coming upon the earth through the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. For they ride and they still ride and they have not yet delivered the full cup of the wrath of the indignation of the LORD God. And it does fall and the falling of that karma does accelerate.

And therefore be not angry. Be not put out! And do not rebel against your God, for your God has decreed that you must bear your karma. Therefore bear it gracefully, honorably, lovingly and in gratitude. Accept your daily lot only for a moment; then pass the violet flame and the white fire through it! Cast it into the flame and go forth free and recharged by the power of Helios and Vesta.

I bring you the message of the Father-Mother of the sun of your system, Helios and Vesta, that they desire you to give their mantras in the Ashram Ritual to the Great Central Sun. Yes, beloved, the sun of Helios and Vesta is the all-consuming power of God to consume the plagues that are coming upon the earth and the darkness that is covering the land. But the people are in such darkness that they do not even see the darkness!

We ask you to fight for the Light, to make your calls for the Light and thereby decelerate the accelerating karma in the earth. This you do by transmuting that karma through the action of the violet flame as soon as that karma descends.

Do you not feel the karmic weight when you do not call for that transmutation? Blessed hearts, tell me! Do you not feel the weight when you do not make the call? [“Yes!”]

And how many minutes does it take you to dispel that weight when you will to still your four lower bodies, when you will to be still, to not be agitated and to give your calls to the violet flame?

Well, I will tell you. Fifteen minutes is a minimum, and by the dispensation of Omri-Tas that fifteen is multiplied by the power of ten, <9> counting for 150 minutes.

Therefore, keep on keeping on! Keep on with the violet flame! Keep on with Omri-Tas! And you may see that total darkness may never come to earth (which darkness is the karma of her people in this time) but perhaps only a twilight where there is yet the possibility of seeing and making one’s way.

Yes, things could become darker, beloved. We have given the antidote. Many saints have walked in robes of violet flame in this century and contributed mightily to the staying action of the Lord God whereby greater calamities and burdens have not fallen upon America.

This excerpt from a dictation by Justinius, Captain of Seraphic Bands is published in the 1993 Pearl of Wisdom Vol. 36 No. 17.

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Saint Germain’s Plan for the United States

15 Jul

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Elizabeth Clare Prophet wrote, “It is America’s destiny to be the Comforter Nation, to fulfill the mandate given through the prophet Isaiah: ‘Comfort ye, comfort ye—comfort ye my people, saith your God.’

Constitution, We the people“Our forefathers founded this nation on the principle of the Comforter. The comfort of the unalienable rights to ‘Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness’ is the opportunity to walk the path of individual Christhood and to enjoy the fruits of one’s sacred labor in the abundant life.

“America is the place set apart from all nations where God’s people were called to raise up an ensign—a sign. That sign is the sign of the I AM Presence, individual Christhood. It foretells the coming of the standard-bearer.

“America, individual by individual and heart by heart, is sent by God to be the standard-bearer of the path of individual Christhood, bringing that path to the nations of the world, to all who would receive us, even as one of the least of these the brethren of the Lord.

“America is the nation sponsored by the Ascended Masters of the Great White Brotherhood who have come because Saint Germain has raised up his standard of freedom on these shores.

“Here, then, in an experiment of freedom we gather. We gather together through the Master/disciple relationship under Jesus Christ and the apostles, Moses and the prophets, Gautama Buddha and the bodhisattvas—all of whom trace their lineage to the Ancient of Days.

“America is destined to bring forth the culture of the Divine Mother that was once on Lemuria and Atlantis and in previous golden-age civilizations. The founding pyramid of her civilization is the path of the soul’s reunion with the Divine Mother.

“The capstone of this pyramid is the highest spiritual teaching of East and West which Gautama Buddha and Jesus Christ taught to their disciples.

“But in order for the capstone to be placed on the pyramid, that lost teaching must be regained and embodied heart by heart through The Lord Our Righteousness, whom we address as our beloved Holy Christ Self.

“On this path of the putting on of the garment of the Lord, the sons of God in America must become the living Word if we are to see the sealing of the capstone of this civilization.

“Through the teachings of the “Chart of Your Divine Self” which unfold the path of individual Christhood (the path of the Bodhisattva), all discover the foundation and the consummation of America’s destiny.

“Saint Germain teaches that Americans are called upon to champion every man’s right to joint-heirship, with Jesus Christ, of the Presence of the Great I AM.

“Under the Master’s sponsorship Americans have a destiny, a dharma, if you will, to bear the flame of liberty, the four sacred freedoms and the example of representative government and free enterprise to the nations of the world.

“They are sent to teach, working side by side with the people, that those who have the right to govern as ‘God’s overmen’ are those who have disciplined themselves before Christ in a sacred labor by which they serve the people and, in the process, balance the threefold flame and transmute personal and planetary karma, thereby earning (by grace) the right to wear the Lord’s mantle (his authority to rule).

“The true representatives of the people in every race and nation are the anointed of God, i.e., ‘the Christed ones,’ who have raised up the light of the Ancient of Days within their temples. These anointed have come to America’s shores to fulfill a soul destiny, and they or their descendants must one day return in spirit or in person to their point of origin to deliver the light of the Goddess of Liberty to their people and their nations.

“Without the freedoms we enjoy in America today, protected by law, secured by Divine Right, there is, there can be, no individual path of soul-testing or initiation unto the soul’s union with God.

“Without the freedom to create with God, the entering in to the Word and Work (the Alpha and Omega) of the Lord, there is no living Spirit of America—and by definition, there are no ‘Americans.’”

Excerpted from Pearls of Wisdom vol. 31 no. 9 – Elizabeth Clare Prophet – February 28, 1988

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I AM the One

30 Aug

I AM the ONE!

Keeping the Flame of Life

Which one are you? I AM the ONE! Keeping the Flame of Life

Most people are content to wait for the world to change. A few, however, cannot wait to change the world! And that’s you. YOU are a lightbearer! And what do lightbearers do? They keep the Flame of Life. They lead by example, knowing that everything they do affects everyone else.

Who Are You? – The Identity of the True Self

The mystical heart of the world’s religions is the identity of the true Self. The understanding of the Self is the most important insight that any individual can have in life.

The Self begins with the permanent atom of being, the cause out of which the effect proceeds. We call this cause the I AM THAT I AM, the Presence of the I AM, or the I AM Presence.

This Real Self is seen in relationship to the evolving self on a chart that is called the Chart of Your Divine Self. It illustrates so many of the cosmic truths that have been discovered by the great mystics of East and West.

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Life is a precious opportunity

Keepers of the Flame believe Life is sacred, because all life comes from God. Each blade of grass, each creature of sea, air and land, all who carry the threefold flame within the heart…ALL are endowed with the spark of Life that originates from God. And because Life is sacred, it must be protected.

Who will stand for Life?

Who will do what needs to be done? Keepers of the Flame! It is no small task that Keepers must perform, but it is essential that there are those with the consciousness and will to take up this banner and hold it high: I AM the ONE! If not you, who? If not now, when? Life must be protected, defended and cherished. And in so doing, the opportunity for each soul to progress on the homeward path to God is preserved.

The One in you is the One in all!

Being a Keeper of the Flame is a high and holy calling, for the Flame of Life is the flame of opportunity. Each and every soul must have the opportunity to choose whether or not to climb the mountain of consciousness and reunite with the heart of God. If the opportunity for life is compromised or denied, choice is limited or nullified.

And it is not only life aborning in the womb that the Keeper seeks to preserve, but the opportunity for the Life within the heart of each lightbearer to become manifest at any time, at any age.

We must be willing to awaken to the magnificent fire within that is our birthright, the divine blueprint that we are intended to embody and manifest in the full glory of Christhood.

We must not be lukewarm. We cannot compromise. Keepers of the Flame are a community of lightbearers dedicated to preserving and expanding the fire of God’s Presence throughout the world to one day usher in a new golden age, where love, light and illumination reign supreme.

And you don’t have to imagine that Reality. You can make it happen. Don’t wait for the world to change. Change the world!

Recognize that as you are a lightbearer, you are a Keeper of the Flame of Life wherever you are…and in all you do!

The Purpose of Your Soul’s Evolution

The purpose of your soul’s evolution on earth is to grow in self-mastery, balance your karma, fulfill your mission on earth and make your ascension in the Light.

The end of all your incarnations is to become your Real Self, so that you return to the spiritual dimensions that are your real home. Through attention to your spiritual path, the three figures in the Chart—now separate because of a limited consciousness—will one day become one.

You, too, can attain union with God.

The Daily Descent of karma

3 May

Chela on the karma balancing path

 

Elizabeth Clare Prophet teaches that the best way she can explain the descent of karma is that each day our karma comes down to us in a little brown paper bag. If we can rise early and give our prayers and fiats quickly before we go to work—or whatever is on our schedule—we can get a great percentage of that day’s karma out of the way.

However, a portion of the day’s karma that is sent our way may be from actions dating all the way back to our lives on Lemuria and Atlantis. If we don’t clear it, it just sits on us all day long and piles up in our electronic belt.

Without being too concerned about it, we can accept that each day we are going to have a certain amount of karma returned to us because we asked for it and set ourselves on the path to the ascension. Our karma is also returning to us more speedily than to those not on the Path, but by the grace of God and by the mercy of the violet flame we can daily transmute it if we will.

Freedom from the bondage of karma can come only when the law of cause and effect has been fully worked out. Jesus himself revealed this law when he said, “Heaven and earth shall pass away but my words shall not pass away,”6 and “One jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law till all be fulfilled.”7

By divine mercy and grace, individuals have had hidden from their eyes the extent to which they have lowered their standards throughout their lifetimes. Mercifully, we have had a veil of forgetfulness placed over our eyes at birth. Thus, we do not remember the things we have done in past lives when we didn’t know the law and didn’t realize what we were doing.

Think That Your Karma Is Light

It is better to think that one’s karma is light rather than heavy. For when people think they have a heavy karma, they become worried or depressed about it and become lethargic, almost unwilling to begin paying off the karmic debt, feeling that it is too overpowering to contemplate.

If we feel we have a heavy karma, we may say, “What is the use? I just can’t do it. I have so much going against me that there is no use even trying.”

When individuals believe their karma to be light and they begin to release it swiftly into the sacred fire, a great feeling of joy sweeps through their being. Joy has the ability to cause us to relax and it can free us from problems that we may have carried for centuries.

Some people may shrug and say, “Well, it’s just my karma” and stop trying. They just accept karma as extra weight without realizing that God offers us his mercy and grace to help us surmount it. Unfortunately, the karma is there–it’s a fact. We cannot ignore it, for we created it in the first place.

However, there is another side to this equation: We can’t just slide along day by day either, making little effort to balance our karma because we think everything will turn out all right in the end. Remember, we have been told that the ascension is not an automatic process. We have to work for it!

We have been given the knowledge of the violet flame to transmute our karma–all the misqualified energy in our electronic belt. And this comes not by our merit but by grace, by the love of God. It is his gift to us!

We have a choice. When we realize we have sent forth injustice and by cosmic justice that injustice will return to us, will we endure this karma forever? Will we multiply it again and create a bigger injustice because we are resentful? Or will we call upon the Lord, invoke his Holy Spirit, his violet flame, and ask that all life that we have ever wronged anywhere, anytime, be blessed and freed from this burden?

Grace

In our discussion of karma we must include the concept of grace. There is a way out and grace is a great part of it! I am sure that none of us could ever make it by ourselves. We try and try as hard as we can, and then the grace of God takes over and carries us the rest of the way home.

A song that you may have sung in Sunday school is called “Amazing Grace.” One of the verses says, “‘Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far and grace will lead me home.” When you look back over all the millions of years of embodiments, see how wise it is to hold on to that concept of grace, for it can sustain you through many a dark day. Nevertheless, we have been offered our freedom at last and by his grace we will make it.

 

The Path to Your Ascension – Rediscovering Life’s Ultimate Purpose by Annice Booth, based on the teachings of Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet.

Why Should We Decree?

16 Nov

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The reason we can call to God and he will answer is because we are connected to him.  We are his sons and daughters.  We have a direct relationship to God and he has placed a portion of himself in us.  The statement “Perfect love casts out fear” is true because it can be proven scientifically in demonstration of cosmic law.  Although it is difficult for mankind, cast in the mold of the human consciousness, to sense the full perfection of God that is within, it is through the understanding of perfect love that each man and woman can come to the place where love is realized as the essence of Selfhood.

The perfect love of which I speak is the love that emanates from the Father-Mother God, from the very core of true being.  And it is this love which, when invoked through divine decree by the children of God, will dissolve and consume on contact all fear and doubt, anxiety and frustration, and sense of aloneness which mankind has evolved through the consciousness of separation from the Source of life.

There is a veil that separates a man from his God.  It is the energy veil that is a forcefield of mortal thought and feeling which mankind weave out of their own discord.  This veil has become a wall of partition between the evolving soul consciousness of man and the Great God Flame that focuses the life energy of the Real Self within the heart.

Thus man has barricaded himself from the mercy seat and the ark of testimony of his own Christ-identity.  And this energy veil has for centuries effectively deprived him of truth of his own being and of the Presence of God.  Therefore it is man himself who must rend the veil of his own mortal consciousness–of which he alone is the author–ere the wisdom of the law can be imparted.

As we approach, then, the subject of fear and its overcoming through the invocation of the sacred fire that blazes on the altar of the Holy of Holies of man’s being, we must understand that the energies of which the veil is composed–whether they appear to be pride, hardness of heart, prejudice, hatred, or human gluttony and greed–can be reduced to one common denominator, which is fear.  Fear is the anxiety and the uncertainty that emerges from deep within the recesses of the human consciousness the moment that it separates itself from God.  Out of this fear there comes forth every dark form, every mania, every evil influence to which we are heir.

Let those who would learn God-truth place their own ideas temporarily aside for a moment as Lord Maitreya expounds to those willing to become as little children for the purpose of receiving this instruction upon the importance of employing in the present-day methods of dynamic decreeing. Let those who will, assume the karmic responsibility of teaching men that dynamic decree is unnecessary.  It is true for a limited few who, by reason of certain spiritual facilities, do not require as much transmutation as others.  Yet until they balance 51-100 percent of their karma–until their debts to life are fully paid–they can certainly benefit by the giving of decrees: for decrees which invoke the violet flame are a means of balancing karma–of invoking the sacred fire until every jot and tittle of the law of karma is fulfilled.

It is true that some may fine that dynamic decreeing may disturb them at first, simply because they have already obtained a habit pattern of great quietness in their communion with God.  However, even these, if they desire to do so, can determine to set aside all other conditions and concerns and obtain from properly directed decrees a benefit without equal.

The Science of the Spoken Word by Mark L. and Elizabeth Clare Prophet

A Prisoner of Love

2 Sep

What determines how much karma you

balance in this life?…It is how much love

you inject into what you are doing.

-Saint Germain

Sometimes the force of attraction between two people is irresistible.  At first, there is no one in the world we would rather be with.  The love is there, the thrill of the new relationship is there, and sooner or later we may even decide to marry. We all know the expression “the honeymoon is over.”  That means our karma has hit.  Now the work of the heart must begin.

But why were we so attracted to each other in the first place?  Although we may have much karma to balance with our husband or wife, the initial impact was exhilarating because at the subconscious level we were elated that we had found the person with whom we could balance that karma.  When the honeymoon is over, what keeps us going and giving is our soul knowing that we must get through our karmic obligations before we can move on to the next spiral of life and the projects closest to our heart.  We sense that the faster we submit to the law of our karma–which is the law of love–the faster we and our partner will both be liberated from that karma.

Sometimes when the karma is resolved, the relationship actually dissolves.  There is nothing remaining to hold it together, and people move on because they are called to work on new assignments. Elizabeth Clare Prophet says, “I have found that God often gives us the gift of intense love in the face of intense karma for the healing of old wounds.”   The capacity to love and release of love is something that seems to happen without our consciously willing it.  We feel like the prisoner of this love. Our rational mind may be telling us we should not be loving this person, but the heart loves on.

Elizabeth Clare Prophet has studied this phenomenon in herself, because we really have nowhere else to go but to the laboratory of our own being to learn the lessons of life.  She say, “without my will at all, my heart would become on fire with love for certain people.  I did not create this love. I didn’t start the fire.  God put it in my heart.”

If you roll back the years and think about your high school days, you can recognize when God had placed that kind of love in your heart for someone else.  Just seeing that person would create within you a heart full of love.  You may not have started the love.  The love was there and you can observe it, and then become its prisoner.  In cases like these our karma, seeking resolution, brings us together, and our Higher Self sheds immense love and forgiveness to help us resolve our karma.

It’s as if we are drenching the other person in love.  When enough love has flowed to balance the karma, all of sudden the faucet turns off and we no longer have this intense and compelling feeling of love.  It’s almost unbelievable in contrast to the way we felt before.  I’ve seen this in my own life.  I poured out the love, the karma was balanced, and I walked on.  You never know when the gift you are giving is paying the last farthing of some karma that will liberate you to move on to a higher calling.

We may never know exactly what the past-life episode was that created our karmic debt, but we can usually figure out what we must do now to balance it.  Ask yourself:  What quality or virtue am I being asked to master?  I believe it’s important to work, and work hard, at a marriage.  We are in our relationship for a reason.  It’s tempting to walk away from unpleasant situations, to treat them half-heartedly, or to just bide our time until “the real thing comes along.”  That’s a good way to prolong the resolution of karma–and to make more of it.  If we walk out on our spiritual duty, we will only have to face the same individuals and the same karmic elements again.

When a situation is staring you in the face, look at it as an optimal opportunity, for you never know how long you will have to wait for that opportunity to come around again.  You can choose to melt down the hardness of heart and the karma with the fervent heat of love, or you can choose to part with animosity, which only delays the day of reckoning.  That doesn’t mean you have to remain in a karmic relationship forever.  But you may have to work hard to find the reason for the relationship and then make certain that you balance the karma so that both of you leave the relationship with the feeling of resolution.

How will you know when you have settled the old accounts? When they are settled, you will sense a resolution and an inner peace.  There will no longer be the same intensity binding you together.  In situations like these, we have to go into our heart and, through deep prayer, meditation and soul searching, attune with God to get the right answer.

Karma and Reincarnation by Elizabeth Clare Prophet.

Life Between Lives

30 Aug

I stared at the beautiful Being of Light who

simmered before me…Rather than issuing

harsh judgment, the Being of Light was a

friendly counsel, letting me feel for myself the

pain and the pleasure I had caused others.

-Dannion Brinkley

Near-death experiences, past-life regressions and the accounts of those who “see” spiritual planes with their inner eye have all painted a picture of what takes place between lives.  The accounts say that between embodiments we are in a heightened state of awareness, one that seems more real than life on earth.

They describe beautiful lakes and glistening cities as well as encounters with “beings of light.”  Dannion Brinkley, who has had three near-death experiences, was let to a “city of cathedrals” made “entirely of crystalline substance that glowed.”  He later found out that these were halls of learning–places “where there was no pain and knowledge flowed freely.”

Life Between Life by Dr. Joel Whitton and Joe Fisher describes the experiences of those who recalled under hypnosis what they did between lifetimes.  Some reported they studied “in vast halls of learning equipped with libraries and seminar rooms.”  Doctors and lawyers spoke of “studying their respective disciplines during the interlife while others remember applying themselves to such subjects as ‘the law of the universe’ and other metaphysical topics.  Some people even tell of studying subjects that defy description because they have no earthly counterpart.”

The accounts also reveal that between lives we meet with a group, or board, of between three and seven spiritually advanced beings.  Those who recall their encounter with this board say that these wise ones prepared them for the tasks ahead in their next life.  Dr. Whitton’s subjects reported that these beings are “highly advanced spiritually and may even have completed their cycle of earthly incarnation.”  They say that these beings intuitively know everything about those who come to them and “their role is to assist (them) in evaluating the life that has just passed and, eventually, to make recommendation concerning the next incarnation.”

In some spiritual traditions, this board known as the Karmic Board, a group of advanced beings who adjudicate karma, mercy and judgement on behalf of every soul.  After each embodiment, our soul meets with the Karmic Board to review our progress in that life.  Before we take incarnation again, we pass before this board to receive our assignment and karmic allotment.  We are shown what family we will be born into and why, where we had difficulties in the past, who we have to settle accounts with and how we can take advantage of new opportunities to make spiritual progress.  In essence, we review the plan for our upcoming life.

in Life Between Life, Whitton and Fisher say that this life plan, which they call our “karmic script,” involves what our soul needs, not necessarily what it wants.  “The karmic script often calls for renewed involvement with people who have figured pleasantly or unpleasantly, in previous incarnations,” they write.  “In the words of one who felt compelled to make compensation to others:  ‘There are people I didn’t treat too well in my last life, and I have to go back to the Earth plane again and work off that debt.  This time, if they hurt me in return, I’m going to forgive them because all I really want to do is to go back home.  This is home'”

Another of Dr. Whitton’s subjects groaned, “Oh no–not her again!”  when his spiritual advisers notified him that “his personal evolution would be best served by being reborn to a woman he had murdered in a previous life.”

After hearing of Elizabeth Clare Prophet’s presentation that talked about the soul’s experience before life, a woman wrote to tell her about a prebirth memory she had had many years earlier.  She recalled being escorted by her Higher Self into a room that looked like a long hall.  Men and women dressed in long robes were sitting at a table off to the right side of the room.  “I remember standing before the man at the middle of the table.  He had shoulder-length white hair and a white beard that touched the middle of his chest,” she wrote.

“There was a gentle presence about him that helped me relax as he read my assignments for this life from the parchment he held in his hands.  I was a very excited little girl–I could hardly wait to get started…I left the room with my guide, and as I walked into a beautiful garden I began to sense that my mission might not be so easy.  Uncertainties began to fill my mind.  We sat down on a stone bench, which was surrounded by beautiful roses and flowers of all colors.  I sat in deep contemplation, knowing that it would be only moments before I would be born to my current mother.”

“I knew I was coming to help and support her, but I also had something very important to attend to when I became old enough.  I turned to my guide with a concerned expression and asked, “Will I lose what I have gained?’  He clasped my hands gently in his own and said, “It is up to you.'”

Karma and Reincarnation by Elizabeth Clare Prophet

The Universal Law of Love

28 Aug

Is there one maxim which ought to be acted upon

throughout one’s whole life? Surely it is the

maxim of loving kindness:  Do not unto others

what you would not have them do unto you.

-Confucius

Karma picks up where the golden rule leaves off.  Do unto others as you would have them do unto you–because someday it will be done unto you.  The Sanskrit word karma means “act,” “action,” “word,” or “deed.”  The law of karma as it is traditionally taught says that our thoughts, words and deeds–positive and negative–create a chain of cause and effect, and that we will personally experience the effect of every cause we have set in motion.  Karma, therefore, is our greatest benefactor, returning to us the good we have sent to others.  it is also our greatest teacher, allowing us to learn from our mistakes.

Because the law of karma gives back to us whatever we have sent forth as thought, word, or deed, some think of it as punishment.  Not so.  The law of karma is the law of love.  There is no greater love than having the opportunity to understand the consequences of our action–or our inaction–so that our soul can grow.  Karma teaches us to love and to love and to love as no other process can.  it gives us hope.

A single lifetime, whether lived to nine or ninety-nine, is just not enough time for the soul to pay off her karmic debts, develop her vast potential or fulfill her reason for being.  How could we learn all our spiritual lessons or share all of our unique talents on the stage of life in only one lifetime?

The peoples of every nation have some karma to resolve together, but they also have a collective genius–a particular endowment of talent that their culture can offer to the world.  It has been said, and it is true, that many American were incarnated on the ancient continent of Atlantis, which sank beneath the ocean many thousands of years ago.  Materialism, the abuse of power and the misuse of technology contributed to the decline of that advanced civilization.

American are facing the same tests and opportunities again.  Can we wed science and spirituality so that we can use our power and technological advancements to liberate rather than to control?  Can we sustain a practical spirituality that educated the heart and soul as well as the mind?  This time around, can we stay focused on inner values rather than worldly sophistication and intellectual knowledge devoid of spirit?

Observe the opportunity.

-Ecclesiasticus

Karma and Reincarnation by Elizabeth Clare Prophet

Karmic Condundrums

26 Aug

Luck is a word devoid of sense.

Nothing can exist without a cause.

-Voltaire

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The word karma has made it into main-stream.  Just look at bumper stickers like My karma ran over your dogma or It’s a thankless job, but I’ve got a lot of karma to burn off.  But not everyone understands what karma really means, why it matters and how to deal with it.

Think about the talents you were born with and the good things that have happened to you in life.  Now think about so-called limitations and challenges that have come your way.  Both have to do with your karma.  Karma simply tells is that what happens to us in the present is the result of causes we ourselves have set in motion in the past–whether ten minutes ago or ten lifetimes ago.

We’ve all grown up learning about karma.  We just didn’t call it that.  Instead we heard:  What goes around comes around.  Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.  For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.  In essence, karma tell us that whatever we do will come full circle to our doorstep–sometime, somewhere.

Karma and reincarnation go hand in hand.  While karma means accountability and payback, reincarnation is simply another word for opportunity.   Reincarnation gives us another chance to make good on the karmic debts we owe others and to reap the blessings we have sent forth.

Karma and reincarnation also help us make sense out of the question marks in life.  Why me?  Why not me?  Why was my niece born with Down’s syndrome when her brothers and sisters are healthy and robust?  Why have I been blessed with promotion after promotion while my brother can’t hold down a job–even though we had the same opportunities growing up?  Why do all of my relationships become a tug of war–how come I can’t live with him and I can’t live without him?  Why, when I just landed the job I’ve been after for a year, do I have to leave town to care for my ailing parents?  Why did I survive a car accident when all of my friends in the car were killed?

Life is full of paradoxes and questions like these.  Like a Zen koan, each paradox is designed to make us dig deeper, connect with our inner soul knowing and solve the karmic conundrum.

Karma And Reincarnation by Elizabeth Clare Prophet

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Keys for Your Soul’s Journey

25 Jun

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The way to achieve harmony with all parts of the psyche is through mercy and forgiveness–mercy whereby you forgive yourself, mercy whereby you forgive others.  All of us are human, and we’ve all done things we’re not proud of.  So forgive yourself for being human and for making mistakes.   Forgive yourself for the error and karma of your previous lifetimes, whether you remember them or not.

We all have had to go through our experiences in the best way we knew how at the time.  Sometimes it wasn’t the most perfect way, but that is the process of learning–experiencing, going through trial and error, then finally coming out on top.  Never condemn yourself for your shortcomings and mistakes.  Just resolve to do better the next time.  If you condemn yourself even a little, it’s like poking a hole in a water bottle.  The water slowly but surely leaks out.  No matter how much water you put in the bottle, it will not stay full.  That’s what happens to your aura, your energy, when you allow anything or anyone, including yourself, to condemn you so that you feel you are not worthy of God’s love.

Your soul is worthy–she is worthy of God’s love and forgiveness.  So ask God for forgiveness for all the wrongs you have ever committed.  When you receive forgiveness, something is lifted, some percentage of the weight of karma, the burden of the act itself.  Therefore forgiveness is an important part of balancing karma.  You have to forgive yourself to receive God’s forgiveness. If you truly forgive yourself, you can establish a magnet of forgiveness in your heart, which draws down God’s forgiveness.

Accepting God’s forgiveness is the foundation for resolution.  If we are not resolved with God, then we are not resolved with the God within us or in our fellowmen.  So make peace with God and with every part of life you have ever wronged and every part of life that has wronged you.  Forgive yourself and move on with the day-by-day process of putting on your Christhood.

I Am forgiveness acting here,

Casting out all doubt and fear,

Setting men forever free

With wings of cosmic victory.

I AM calling in full power,

For Forgiveness every hour;

To all life in every place

I flood forth forgiving grace

The Story of Your Soul by Elizabeth Clare Prophet