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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

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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The Secret to Transforming Our Lives

23 Aug

Ascended Masters

The ascended masters teach that there is no greater power than the spoken Word to effect permanent change.  Some contemporary students of the masters have used the spoken Word for more than thirty years to bring about profound change in their lives.  Spiritual people from ancient traditions around the world have been using it for centuries

Hindu, Buddhist and Jewish mystics believe that the Word is the source of all the exists.  Indeed, several religious texts say that is created the world.  If we believe the mystics, the Word is the most powerful generative force in the universe.  If the Word can fashion worlds, just imagine what it can do for us!

Understanding the power of sound and its effect upon material and spiritual creation is good motivation to try for yourself.  For example, you can use the name of God “I AM” to effect positive change in your world.  However, if the concept of the spoken Word is new to you or feels strange in the beginning, just remember the old adage “Nothing ventured, nothing gained.”

The Word–the Power of Creation

Why is the Word so powerful?  The Bible and the ancient Hindu Vedas say that the Word is God, or Brahman.  In the Vedas, we read, “In the beginning was Brahman with whom was the Word, and the Word is Brahman.”  Likewise, the apostle John wrote, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”  And Genesis says that when God spoke the words “Let there be light,”  the process of creation began.  The Word that was spoken was not just any word.  It was the Word of God–a frequency released as the sacred word AUM at the origin of creation.

In the Eastern Indian view of the cosmos the whole universe is an ocean of sound and light of varying degrees of density or luminosity.  In this belief system, sound precedes light.  This worldview may explain why God had to “speak” in order for the light to come into being.  The mystics of East and West understood how to harness the power of the Word.  They have connected with that force of creation by repeating spoken mantras and the names of God.  The ascended masters have expanded upon this ancient practice by teaching their students a powerful form of spoken prayer called the Science of the Spoken Word.  Today disciples use the Word in affirmations, prayers, mantras and decrees–a form of rhythmic spoken prayer–to draw the essence of divine light from the I AM Presence and cosmic beings into the planes of matter to bring transformation and constructive change.

You must recognize that you and God, as one, are the majority for the

entire planet.  You in God can change the earth!  And when we multiply our-

selves many times over through the Science of the Spoken Word…the union of

our souls with our I AM Presence–and our oneness with the Great White

Brotherhood through our I AM Presence–gives us a power untold…

-Elizabeth Clare Prophet

Using the Science of the Spoken Word gives us a way to easily contact the ascended masters, the angels and our own Higher Selves.  Once we have made that contact, we can draw on the power of Spirit to bring about the opportunities needed to fulfill our life plans, to help others and to change the world.  Understanding that sound has power to change matter helps explain why spoken prayer is much effective than silent prayer.

Sound Affects Matter

Ancient Eastern sages taught that matter is actually the interplay of waves of sound.  Hans Jenny, a Swiss doctor and scientist, demonstrated through practical experiments just how sound shapes matter.  In these experiments, he used an oscillator to vibrate materials on various membranes and then photographed the results.  Using a variety of frequencies, pitches and volumes, Jenny showed how sound can create intricate geometrical patterns and forms, many of which have an astonishing resemblance to patterns found in nature.

Sound is actively used today to transform matter.  Modern medical technology employs sound to clean wounds and pulverize kidney stones.  Alternative medical practitioners use tonal frequencies to help heal organs.  Sound is even being investigated as an energy source to replace traditional methods of power generation. It is time that we begin to tap the creative power of sound in our personal lives!

Hans Jenny Cymatics

Tapping Unlimited Power through Affirmations

Affirmations are the perfect place to start re-creating ourselves and the world around us by using sound and the Science of the Spoken Word.  Affirmations have been used in schools of positive thought for many years to help people relax, to do better in a job or a sport, or to just become happier.  They usually begin with the words “I AM,” followed by a desirable quality or action.  Some examples are : “I AM successful in my job!”  “I AM a loving person!”  “I AM overcoming all obstacles and limitations!”   “I AM absorbing new material quickly and easily!”

The power in affirmations lies within the “I AM” phrase, which is derived from the name of God “I AM THAT I AM.”  The masters shorten this name to “I AM” when giving affirmations.  In a spiritual sense, the words “I AM” mean “God in me is.”  So when we say the words “I AM” or “I AM THAT I AM,” we tap into the unlimited light-energy of divinity and it is instantaneously transmitted to us.  Constructive “I AM” affirmations can be used to strengthen the qualities of God within ourselves.  As noted in the Bible, Jesus Christ used affirmations with powerful positive associations such as:

  • As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world
  • I am the resurrection and the life.  He that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.
  • I am the way, the truth and the life.  No man cometh unto the Father but by me.

Jesus understood that it was God in him, the I AM Presence, that was fulfilling the Word that he spoke, not his human self.  In the same way, giving these or similar affirmations allow us to draw more of the eternal consciousness of the Divine in ourselves.  Repeating affirmations and using them consistently over a period of time accelerates the process as our subconscious begins to assimilate the concepts.  The positive thoughts then begin to work outward into our conscious awareness and we can see results.  By using affirmations, we can re-create our lives and bring ourselves into much closer attunement with God’s light and consciousness.  Here are some affirmations:

  • I AM light!
  • I AM light/energy/consciousness
  • I AM invincible and victorious!
  • I AM everywhere in the consciousness of God!
  • I AM the spirit of joy!
  • I AM love in action!

The Spiritual Quest by Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet