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George Washington – His Vision of the American Republic’s Destiny

17 Feb

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The story of George Washington’s* recounting of his prophetic vision was originally published by Wesley Bradshaw. Copied from a reprint in the National Tribune, Vol. 4, No. 12, December 1880. First published there in 1859.

The last time I ever saw Anthony Sherman was on the fourth of July, 1859, in Independence Square. He was then ninety-nine years old, and becoming very feeble. But though so old, his dimming eyes rekindled as he gazed upon Independence Hall, which he came to visit once more.

“Let us go into the hall,” he said. “I want to tell you of an incident of Washington’s life—one which no one alive knows of except myself; and, if you live you will before long, see it verified.

“From the opening of the Revolution we experienced all phases of fortune, now good and now ill, one time victorious and another conquered. The darkest period we had, I think, was when Washington after several reverses, retreated to Valley Forge, where he resolved to pass the winter of 1777.

“Ah! I have often seen the tears coursing down our dear commander’s care-worn cheeks, as he would be conversing with a confidential officer about the condition of his poor soldiers.

You have doubtless heard the story of Washington’s going into the thicket to pray. Well, it was not only true, but he used often to pray in secret for aid and comfort from God, the interposition of whose Divine Providence brought us safely through the darkest days of tribulation.

“One day, I remember it well, the chilly winds whistled through the leafless trees, though the sky was cloudless and the sun shone brightly, he remained in his quarters nearly all the afternoon alone.

“When he came out I noticed that his face was a shade paler than usual, and there seemed to be something on his mind of more than ordinary importance. Returning just after dusk, he dispatched an orderly to the quarters of the officer I mention who was presently in attendance.

Son of the Republic, Look and Learn

After a preliminary conversation of about half an hour, Washington, gazing upon his companion with that strange look of dignity which he alone could command, said to the latter:

“‘I do not know whether it is owing to the anxiety of my mind, or what, but this afternoon as I was sitting at this table engaged in preparing a dispatch, something seemed to disturb me. Looking up, I beheld standing opposite me a singularly beautiful female.

‘So astonished was I, for I had given strict orders not to be disturbed that it was some moments before I found language to inquire into the cause of her presence. A second, a third, and even a fourth time did I repeat my question, but received no answer from my mysterious visitor except a slight raising of her eyes. By this time I felt strange sensations spreading through me.

I would have risen but the riveted gaze of the being before me rendered volition impossible. I assayed once more to address her, but my tongue had become useless. Even thought itself had become paralyzed. A new influence, mysterious, potent, irresistible, took possession of me. All I could do was to gaze steadily, vacantly at my unknown visitant.

Gradually the surrounding atmosphere seemed as though becoming filled with sensations, and luminous. Everything about me seemed to rarify, the mysterious visitor herself becoming more airy and yet more distinct to my sight than before. I now began to feel as one dying, or rather to experience the sensations which I have sometimes imagined accompany dissolution.

I did not think, I did not reason, I did not move; all were alike impossible. I was only conscious of gazing fixedly, vacantly at my companion.

Presently I heard a voice saying, “Son of the Republic, look and learn,” while at the same time my visitor extended her arm eastwardly.

I now beheld a heavy white vapor at some distance rising fold upon fold. This gradually dissipated, and I looked upon a strange scene. Before me lay spread out in one vast plain all the countries of the world—Europe, Asia, Africa and America. I saw rolling and tossing between Europe and America the billows of the Atlantic, and between Asia and America lay the Pacific.

“Son of the Republic,” said the same mysterious voice as before, “look and learn.”

At that moment I beheld a dark, shadowy being, like an angel, standing, or rather floating in mid-air, between Europe and America, dipping water out of the ocean in the hollow of each hand, he sprinkled some upon America with his right hand, while with his left hand he cast some on Europe. Immediately a cloud raised from these countries, and joined in mid-ocean. For a while it remained stationary, and then moved slowly westward, until it enveloped America in its murky folds. Sharp flashes of lightning gleamed through it at intervals, and I heard the smothered groans and cries of the American people.

A second time the angel dipped water from the ocean, and sprinkled it out as before. The dark cloud was then drawn back to the ocean, in whose heaving billows it sank from view.

A third time I heard the mysterious voice saying, “Son of the Republic, look and learn,” I cast my eyes upon America and beheld villages and towns and cities springing up one after another until the whole land from the Atlantic to the Pacific was dotted with them. Again, I heard the mysterious voice say, “Son of the Republic, the end of the century cometh, look and learn.”

“‘At this the dark shadowy angel turned his face southward, and from Africa I saw an ill-omened spectre approach our land. It flitted slowly over every town and city of the latter. The inhabitants presently set themselves in battle array against each other.

As I continued looking I saw a bright angel, on whose brow rested a crown of light, on which was traced the word “Union,” bearing the American flag which he placed between the divided nation, and said, “Remember ye are brethren.” Instantly, the inhabitants, casting from them their weapons became friends once more, and united around the National Standard.

“‘And again I heard the mysterious voice saying, “Son of the Republic, look and learn.”

At this the dark, shadowy angel placed a trumpet to his mouth, and blew three distinct blasts; and taking water from the ocean, he sprinkled it upon Europe, Asia and Africa. Then my eyes beheld a fearful scene: from each of these countries arose thick, black clouds that were soon joined into one. And throughout this mass there gleamed a dark red light by which I saw hordes of armed men, who, moving with the cloud, marched by land and sailed by sea to America, which country was enveloped in the volume of cloud. And I dimly saw these vast armies devastate the whole country and burn the villages, towns and cities that I beheld springing up.

As my ears listened to the thundering of the cannon, clashing of swords, and the shouts and cries of millions in mortal combat, I heard again the mysterious voice saying, “Son of the Republic, look and learn.” When the voice had ceased, the dark shadowy angel placed his trumpet once more to his mouth, and blew a long and fearful blast.

“‘Instantly a light as of a thousand suns shone down from above me, and pierced and broke into fragments the dark cloud which enveloped America.

At the same moment the angel upon whose head still shone the word Union, and who bore our national flag in one hand and a sword in the other, descended from the heavens attended by legions of white spirits.

These immediately joined the inhabitants of America, who I perceived were well-nigh overcome, but who immediately taking courage again, closed up their broken ranks and renewed the battle.

Again, amid the fearful noise of the conflict, I heard the mysterious voice saying, “Son of the Republic, look and learn.” As the voice ceased, the shadowy angel for the last time dipped water from the ocean and sprinkled it upon America. Instantly the dark cloud rolled back, together with the armies it had brought, leaving the inhabitants of the land victorious.

“‘Then once more I beheld the villages, towns and cities springing up where I had seen them before, while the bright angel, planting the azure standard he had brought in the midst of them, cried with a loud voice: “While the stars remain, and the heavens send down dew upon the earth, so long shall the Union last.” And taking from his brow the crown on which blazoned the word “Union,” he placed it upon the Standard while the people, kneeling down, said, “Amen.”

“‘The scene instantly began to fade and dissolve, and I at last saw nothing but the rising, curling vapor I at first beheld.

This also disappearing, I found myself once more gazing upon the mysterious visitor, who, in the same voice I had heard before, said, “Son of the Republic, what you have seen is thus interpreted:

Three great perils will come upon the Republic. The most fearful is the third (The comment on his word ‘third’ is: “The help against the THIRD peril comes in the shape of Divine Assistance. Apparently the Second Advent)…. passing which the whole world united shall not prevail against her. Let every child of the Republic learn to live for his God, his land and Union.”

With these words the vision vanished, and I started from my seat and felt that I had seen a vision wherein had been shown to me the birth, progress, and destiny of the United States.’

“Such, my friends,” concluded the venerable narrator, “were the words I heard from Washington’s own lips, and America will do well to profit by them.”

Originally published by Wesley Bradshaw. Copied from a reprint in the National Tribune, Vol. 4, No. 12, December 1880. First published there in 1859.

* George Washington was an embodiment of the Ascended Master Godfre. Godfre made his ascension on December 31, 1939, having won his immortal freedom through his obedience to the laws of God. The Ascended Master Godfre is a staunch defender of Freedom, Liberty and God-Government.

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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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The Power of Prayer to Reverse Disease

29 Jul

Prayer is an integral part of the Abundant Life. One of the first things Jesus taught His followers was how to pray, and He frequently separated Himself – even from His ministry – to take time to be with our Heavenly Father. He indicated the power of prayer to change our circumstances, but we’re learning more about what prayer can do for our lives and even our health.

 

The Importance of Prayer

In the morning, Lord, You hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before You and wait expectantly. (Psalm 5:3)

The life of a Christian should center around prayer. Jesus modeled this for us, making time for prayer even when He was surrounded with people expecting so much of Him. In His three year ministry, He accomplished enough that the Gospels say books couldn’t contain it all – yet He still made time to step away and pray; which was probably the reason why He was able to accomplish so much, but that’s another story altogether…

Like the proverbial caution against Perfection becoming the enemy of Good, we cannot allow Busy to take away from Blessed.

Taking the time out in prayer to breathe, meditate, and refocus our lives is vital for our spiritual, mental, and physical health.

What a boon to universal manifestation is to be found in universal prayer!

Tis a hymn

That, humming lightly,

Penetrates the air-

A wave of light,

Manifesting everywhere.

Sun glow and sun fire,

Hope’s a radiant desire–

Manchild manifesting

Spiritual Intensifier

I AM THAT I AM–so pure,

Imbued with cosmic power.

I shall endure

All assailing, failing

Outer things,

By consecration now within

Expand my wings.

I, too shall win–

I shall rise!

No more by carnal bound,

My rising soul hears

The universal sound.

Where God is, there I AM,

and Everywhere’s my prayer.

“Tis fragrance’s evolving spin

That shapes my destiny through prayer.

Communication with the One,

Our Father dear,

Thou Radiance of the Central Sun,

Appear!

By Light I glow,

Thy word I hear:

Beloved Son, through love

Cast out all fear!

Thy work is mine;

To Thee I say, “Well done!”

For faith and hope

And Charity are one;

Attainment comes as see of God

Right here within thyself.

Expand and know the fullness

Of the inner light that glows

To teach, to counsel, to enfold!

I AM the cosmic law

Of elder race of old

That, shining down

The pathways of the years,

Has sought to guide,

To wipe away all human tears,

To show the power of the inner light,

The inner faith, the inner might,

To shape and reshape the course of men,

To cause the holy kingdom

To be born again in men.

“Come then, let us reason together,” saith God.

“My law of love and truth is heaven’s rod.

I stretch it forth in barren wilderness.

I make hopeful blossoms to confess

The Lord is God.”

He will bestow the wonders

Of communion to mankind below.

He’ll raise the earth

And every man that’s here

And let the cosmic universal Christ appear.

Why will ye tarry, blessed ones?

Why will ye delay as you pass this way?

It is a golden opportunity

Restoring great sincerity

And cosmic purpose old,

Restoring communication

With the God of old

Who maketh all things new

And swiftly bringeth into view

The greater light.

 

Blessed ones, join with me in the prayer of faith that all men may be one, even as God is one. Join with me in faith that true integration with Eternal Law will come to every man. In truth this is the master plan.                                                                                                                                          Abundantly, in the never failing response of universal prayer by every cosmic being.

Jesus the Christ

Prayer and Meditation by Jesus and Kuthumi – thesummitlighthouse.org

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Prayer Research

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 John 5:14 )

The subject of prayer has been the focus of a surprising amount of research. No doubt, the contrast between concrete steps of science and abstract actions of faith is intriguing.

A word of caution precedes the pursuit of hard evidence or “trying” God – at its core, prayer is about faith. With this in mind, the results of research are mixed – as one would expect. Yet, there have been indications of the effects of prayer that can be measurable in terms of data.

A 2015 review worked through the literature to analyze how and why people pray for others and during personal illness. The review documents a few studied reasons people pray in relation to health, including: (1)

  • Disease-centered prayer
  • Assurance-centered prayer
  • God-centered prayer
  • Others-centered (intercessory) prayer
  • Lamentations

For each of these kinds of prayer, researchers have analyzed the ways prayer is initiated, the motivation behind it, and the results, looking for patterns and verifiable results. At the end of the day, the confirmation we have regarding the effects of prayer seems to boil down to the long-standing core understanding of the Christian faith:

Prayer changes things, yes, but more importantly, prayer changes us.

5 Ways Prayer Heals

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

1. Stress Management

This is the first healing change that I’d like to point out, for a very specific reason. Stress is at the core of so many of our health issues, both chronic and acute. Incidentally, stress is also one of our primary excuses for not spending more time in prayer.

In 1 Peter, we’re instructed to cast all our anxiety on Him, and we need to do so now more than ever.

An extensive review of the literature deemed individuals with an engaged religious and spiritual lifestyle have better mental health and adapt more quickly to health problems. (2) Moving our minds and hearts away from our stress and onto our faith takes the weight off of our shoulders.

2. Peace of Mind

When we turn our cares and stresses over to God in prayer, we are left with a peace of mind – yes, that passes all understanding! It doesn’t have to make sense – in analytics or research or data – for us to be calm and confident in the face of adversity. It’s a matter of faith expressed through prayer!

In addition to the overall health improvement indicated in the previous review, this level of peace was reflected in a study on patients with depression and anxiety. Not only did prayer help initially, but the effects of intensive prayer therapy extended until the follow up a full year after the study. (3) As many of us know personally, that kind of peace can extend as long as we are willing to maintain the prayer relationship.

Remember, His yoke is easy and burden light! We don’t have to hold our worries and cares, and when we actively let it go in prayer, our health reflects that release.

3. Lowered Inflammation

The illnesses and conditions sparked by stress are typically inflammatory in nature – the body’s inflammatory responses going into overdrive to attack the invisible threat. So, naturally, when our stress is under control thanks to a productive prayer life, the negative inflammatory response will be lessened.

Exploratory research is touching on this phenomenon, with a recent study pointing out the potential that we can help control inflammation with intentional control of emotions. (4) Purposefully shifting our focus in prayer can play a huge role in this kind of control that would ultimately tell our bodies to breathe easy – God’s got this!

4. Gut Health

A poorly functioning gut can wreak havoc on health. Beyond nutrient absorption – which is no small task – the gut is also a key component in immunity, bacterial balance, and even mental health.

The connection between the brain and gut is so strong it’s often referred to as the gut-brain axis. Our mental and emotional stresses trigger reactions in the brain that are then reflected in the gut. (5) Conversely, peace and calm in response to prayer is no less connected and can certainly benefit and even heal unstable gut health.

5. Intercessory Prayer

Heavily researched and hotly contested, scientists are dying to know whether and how intercessory prayer – praying for others – affects health.

A randomized, controlled study in 1999 indicated improved health for coronary care unit patients who had been prayed for. (6) This sparked an avalanche of studies and counters. Some, perhaps rightly, caution that we should not try to nail down a scientific formula for eliciting or even manipulating God’s hand.

I would counter that someone trying to manipulate God isn’t really praying at all.

Thirteen years later, patients with cancer who were graced with intercessory prayer were found to have a small but significant improvement in spiritual well-being. (7) For all that can and cannot be measured, I’m not sure that we can ask for more than this.

Intercessory prayer binds a community of faith together in support to provide each other with light in a dark time, however small it may be, it remains significant. And in the light, we find healing of our mind, body, or soul – sometimes, all three.

Dr. Eric Z

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“There is a time and a place for quiet meditation, a time and a place for prayer, a time and a place for decrees.” The three form a trinity of power, wisdom and love-God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit experienced within the temple of your being.

In the power of the spoke Word, behold how the Creator first framed the universe with the fiat “let there be light!” In meditation, perceive the quickening of wisdom as the “wise dominion” of the Christ mind. In prayer, let the love of the Hold Spirit become in you the integration principle of life. When you have the trinity in this interchange, in this integration with God, your communion will work with the mathematics of the cosmos.

Prayer and Meditation by Jesus and Kuthumi  – thesummitlighthouse.org

Resources:

  1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4357134/
  2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3671693/
  3. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22641932
  4. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26581830
  5. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4214655/
  6. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10547166
  7. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22894887

Mystics and Scientists Agree On the Benefit of Repeating Prayers

25 Nov

Mystics and Scientists Agree on the Benefit of Repeating Prayers

 

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.

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.

Experience With Repetitive Prayer

Ann, who has decreed for fifteen years, says:

“You get to a point where you feel that your I AM Presence is decreeing through you, that you’re the vessel and that the I AM Presence is doing the work. You are connected to God; but it’s not your power, it’s God’s. You’re in sync with God. It’s a high that’s different from any artificial high that you could get.”

Decrees, fiats and mantras are all meant to be repeated. In the East, people repeat their mantras over and over, even thousands of times a day.

But in the West we are not accustomed to the idea of repeating a prayer. People often ask, “Why should I have to ask God for something more than once?”

Repeating a decree is not simply making a request over and over. It is an energy equation.

Each time you repeat a decree, you are building a momentum. Every moment God’s energy is flowing to you from your I AM Presence through your crystal cord. You are intensifying the power of the decree as you energize it with more and more of God’s light.

So while you are giving your decrees, you are continuously charging the energy moving through you with God’s power. The more you decree, the more positive energy you can send out into the world for the blessing of yourself and others.

Decrees are normally given three times or in multiples of three. This keys into the power of the Trinity and creates a multiplication factor for the added impetus of the “three-times-three,” or the power of nine.

Decrees Build The Necessary Spiritual Momentum

Imagine you are sitting on the bank of a river and you pour a gallon of purple dye into it. The water in front of you turns a deep purple, but as soon as that section of the river moves downstream, the water in front of you is clear again. If you wanted to color the entire river purple, you would have to keep pouring huge vats of purple dye into it.

It’s the same way with decreeing. Even if you decree for only a few minutes, your decrees will affect a situation. But sometimes a condition is so serious that it needs ongoing decree work. Saying a decree once is not enough to overcome major challenges any more than using the same energy that you use to push a bike to push a car. It is a simple law of physics, something can only be moved by something of equal or greater mass.

For example, if you are considering a major career change and you want to be sure of your next step, you would probably want to decree daily for God’s direction in your life until you feel sure that you have built up a momentum of attuning to God’s will and that you have your answer, free from the momentums of your human thought and emotional habit patterns.

If you are concerned about a loved one who is undergoing surgery, you would give healing decrees on his or her behalf throughout the entire operation and during their healing process.

If there is a crisis on the world scene, you would want to continue praying on that issue each day until you see a definite improvement in the situation.

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Lords of the Seven Rays: Paul the Venetian

5 Oct

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The Ascended Master Paul the Venetian, Lord of the Third Ray and initiator of our hearts, relates a very touching personal experience from his life as an artist in which his sensitive soul, at one with God, bore the unknown grief of another and then the comfort of the Resurrection Spirit that had the power to heal even an angel veiled in flesh:  “I remember so dearly the day when I first developed enough of the divine sense to feel that God and I were one. It had been a cloudy morning, and I had worked long and hard to try to portray the face of an angel, but somehow it was as through the celestial beauty escaped me and there was a jangle in my nerves and senses and feelings.  This was strange, because I had for some time developed a feeling of serenity, of calmness, of knowing, and now here I was desiring out of that calmness and serenity and knowing to portray a celestial being, and I needed to drink deeply of the fountain of peace.  For some reason, which did not seem to break through to my outer senses, I could not still my mind, and so with some measure of disturbance, shall I say, I closed up shop.  I put away my brushes and frankly there was a sadness in my every movement.  It was not a state of utter discouragement, it was just an unusual state of unrest in my feeling world, almost a dire foreboding that something undesirable would happen.”

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Paul left the studio and went into the country. “And in the stillness of the approaching country I began to feel the awakening of the sense of peace, so familiar and so dearly loved… I reasoned quite suddenly that I ought to be strong enough to hold a sense of beauty in the midst of the ugliness and garrets of the city.”  Paul reasoned that he could keep his new found serenity but then he heard sobbing and his trembled for mankind and he prayed for her. “And then I decided that I would enter into simple prayer for her.  And as I prayed, the sun came out with greater glory and it was as through the hands of the angels were drawing back the curtain of dark clouds.  And with this change in the environment of the little cemetery, the young lady suddenly ceased to sob and gazed up with wonder.  Her sorrow and her grief were plainly stamped upon one of the most beautiful faces that I have ever seen, and there was my angel–the face I sought.” Paul spoke with the young women and explained that resurrection is in all nature and all things do return and she agreed but she was lonely.  Paul took hold of her hand “and as I prayed, I felt a surge of the Christ radiance go through me, and I watched as every line of her face reflected consolation, mercy, acceptance of the Resurrection Spirit.”

Through his discernment Paul was able to capture nuance on his paintings of Jesus and the twelve which incited the wrath of the powers that be. Paul stood firm and said that artist take the same liberties as madmen and writers. The name of his painting was changed from the Last Supper to the House of Levi. Near the close of his life, his guru, the Maha Chohan, advised Paul that through his Christic disciplines of Love on the path of the Third Ray, self-imposed for many lifetimes, he earned his release from Earth’s schoolroom and was ready to enter into the realms of immortality.

Lords of the Seven Rays by Mark L. and Elizabeth Clare Prophet

 

Lords of the Seven Rays: Lord Lanto Part 2

2 Oct

Inasmuch as the wisdom of Lord Lanto is excelled by few ascended beings serving this earth, as he is the embodiment of the Second Ray, his flame should be invoked daily on behalf of oneself, and one’s family, and the youth of the world.  As you give the following prayer dictated by the Master, angels of the Second Ray will cut right through to bring order out of chaos in any given situation, personal or planetary.

You may also wish to compose your own prayer asking God for help for yourself and loved ones, naming such conditions which are the result of the misuse of the crown chakra and the third eye as the following:  ignorance, mental disorders. density or retardation, diseases of the brain and the central nervous system, possessing demons of insanity and addictions affecting the mind, body and emotions, and all learning or psychological problems.

Then give “Lanto’s Prayer” with tenacity and let it gather a momentum all its own as you repeat it until all illusion is devoured by the golden flame of illumination from the heart of Almighty God–focused by his servant-son in heaven, your elder brother on the path of the Second Ray who loves you!

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Lanto’s Prayer

In the name of Almighty God

I stand forth to challenge the Night,

To raise up the Light,

To focus the consciousness of Gautama Buddha!

And I AM the thousand-petaled lotus flame!

And I come to bear it in his name!

I stand in Life this hour

And I stand with the scepter of Christ Power

To challenge the Darkness,

To bring forth the Light,

To ensoul from starry heights

The consciousness of angels,

Masters, Elohim, sun-centers

And of all of Life

That is the I AM Presence of each one!

I claim the Victory in God’s name.

I claim the Light of solar flame.

I claim the Light! I AM the Light!

I AM Victory! I AM Victory! I AM Victory!

For the Divine Mother and the Divine Manchild

And for the raising-up of the crown of Life

And the twelve starry focal points

That rejoice to see salvation of our God

Right within my crown,

Right within the center of the Sun

Of Alpha–It is done!

After giving this prayer with all the love of your heart for the liberation of the youth of the world, you would do well to meditate on the great causal body of Lord Lanto for the purpose of drawing his Electronic Presence around yourself, or even your city, expanding his golden lotus flame through your own crown and heart chakras.

The soul has been neglected, the soul must be awakened.  And man, too must awaken himself to the soul’s consciousness.  He must never permit the desecration of the beautiful soul which the LORD God made in his own image.  “When every eye shall see him as he is, they shall place their fingers upon the body of his substance, they shall feel the symmetry of the Spirit that is within him, they shall feel the electronic throb of his heartbeat as the essence of his life pours through the garment he wears and floods their souls with identification with higher realms. Then shall man truly come to know who and what he is.”

Lords of the Seven Rays by Mark L. and Elizabeth Clare Prophet