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Oh, the Heart of Kindness!

31 Jan

 

“Blessed ones, as you enter this year filled with its promise and yet with some trepidation, wondering what might come to your doorstep next, I also come with hope. For hope is surely the star that we follow to the place where the Lord lay and where Christ is born in each heart.

It is good to know that all things that come to your doorstep can be dealt with by the living fire and the fount of Love within your heart. The key is not to react, not to become negative but rather philosophical, to say to yourself:

“Who knocks there? Whose footstep do I hear? Is it that of friend or foe? It matters not, for I give love and have plenty to spare. In this my calling in life, I shall greet all that comes to me with a chuckle, with a point of laughter, with the wisdom of the Mind of God, with my gaze fixed on him and yet kindness always flowing to my neighbor.”

In this stance, then, be not reactors, beloved, but know that life is full of promises and many packages wrapped, some with love and some with cords of enmity. Receive them all and deal with them justly, honorably and with that deep fire of love that has compassion for evildoers who have lost the key to the heart of God that you yet hold in your treasure chest of Love.

Be Not Moved by Circumstances or Karma

Oh yes, beloved, do not allow yourself to be moved this way and that because of circumstances. Do not ever discount the moment of karma. For is not every particle of sand that descends in the hourglass the sign of passing karma that can be dealt with, that must be dealt with at the moment when it passes through the nexus?

This must seem an impossible task–how to be there at the right point in time and space to greet your karma so that when it passes through the nexus it does not create a pile of karma beneath and therefore require you to start all over again.

Yes, beloved, when you are in the right place in consciousness, you are always at the point of the nexus, the nexus of the mighty figure-eight flow that delivers to you the lightning of the Mind of God through the Sacred Heart of your Holy Christ Self. Being at that point of equanimity, you can be philosophical about tragedy and sudden loss and also hold the reins of the ecstatic mood when great good things come your way.

In the peace-commanding presence of the centeredness of being, know wholeness. My prayer for you this year is that the Christmas wind, which is the wind of the Holy Spirit, shall bring to you peace of mind, wholeness, centeredness and, above all, charity toward yourself, toward all. Charity, beloved–for charity does engulf with flames of Love all pride and ego-centeredness that beget self-condemnation and the condemnation of others.

Wholeness, Achieved through Love, Is the Goal

Yes, beloved, I would have you walk the earth as the children of Wisdom and I would have you deal with life and circumstance by the fiat of the spoken Word.

Yes, beloved, wholeness is the goal. It is achieved through love, yes, and wisdom. But as you have been told, without God’s will, without that faith, without that fire of the true-blue chela, you will find it difficult, (yea impossible, as the scriptures say,) to please God. And, blessed heart, if you are not able to please God, then you will become among all people the most miserable.

See, then, and understand that pleasing God does not require gymnastics of the mind or ultimate feats of this and that but simply the gentle heart. Oh, the gentle heart, the heart of kindness, the heart of Maitreya, the heart of the Bodhisattva!”

thesummitlighthouse.org This excerpt on the heart of kindness is from Lanello’s Christmas Eve 1992 address published in the Pearl of Wisdom®, Vol. 36, No. 2

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