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Life Begets Life – The Continuity of the Soul Part 1

14 Mar

 

 

Modern reincarnationists, I must say many of whom don’t know a thing about the real laws of karma and reincarnation, seem to think that the soul is like a candle on a birthday cake—you just stick it on at the last minute.

But this is not the case. The soul and the body are meshed. During gestation, the soul is meshing with the body. God doesn’t simply stuff a soul into a body, like you stuff a pillow into a pillowcase.

The idea that prevails is that the soul and the body are separate. This does not happen to be reality and it is spoken so easily and lightly by those who truly do not understand the great mysteries of the Lord and Saviour.

The soul and the body are in the process of becoming one. As the child grows in grace and waxes strong in the Lord, the Christ also descends into that temple increment by increment, year by year.

This integration of the soul with the body and of the soul with her Lord, the Holy Christ Self, takes place from the moment of conception up to and throughout adulthood.

Each one of us has a soul, or solar, awareness, a solar consciousness. Our soul is like a correspondent of the sun that we see in the heavens. Our awareness is spherical. And it is a continuing awareness from the hour of our point of origin going out from the Great Central Sun unto our return.

Our solar awareness is integral to our arms, our fingers, our eyes, our nose, our every organ and our four lower bodies. We have a memory body, a mental body and a desire body as well as the physical body.

We suffer not only the anguish of physical pain but also the anguish of emotional pain. Our physical organs can become ill because of the pain of the soul.

There is more happening during gestation than the soul meshing with the physical body.

The spirit—as well as the etheric, mental and emotional bodies—are being brought back from all previous lifetimes.

We have one etheric body that we have carried with us since the beginning, a mental body that consists of our mind and the accumulations of our reasonings in the Mind of God as well as in the lower octaves. We have a desire body containing all of the desires we have ever had, including the records of those that have been fulfilled.

We are a fully integrated entity, a being of God. All we need when it comes time to return to earth is a new physical body. And while that physical body is being formed, the three other bodies are meshing with it again.

The spirit of the living God and the I AM Presence is also a part of every son and daughter of God, directly tied to that child from the moment of conception when it is only called an embryo. Embryonic life contains the seed of the living God.

When we speak of the Spirit of the Lord it is a capital “S“, the I AM THAT I AM, the Father-Mother God. This is the God-essence or the God-life of all of us.

The spirit (with a lowercase “s“) of your lifestream and mine is defined as our animating principle—our energy, what kind of person we are. Our spirit is the overriding vibration reflected in our character.

We say of someone their spirit is laconic or feisty, or that individual has an evil spirit, or an honest heart, an honest spirit and so forth.

The spirit, then, of the individual is distinguished from the soul, the former being masculine; the latter, feminine.

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Elizabeth Clare Prophet

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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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How to Forgive Others and Heal Yourself

27 Jun

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Healing Power of Forgiveness

Forgive your friends, your enemies and all who have ever wronged you.  When you send love and forgiveness to others, you are bringing resolution.  You’re also doing something for yourself—you’re freeing yourself from entanglements of this and previous lives.

Look at the people you are tied to today.  Look at your situation with your job, your family and everything that affects you.  Most of us have difficult people in our lives.  Sometimes we can’t seem to resolve things with them and to disentangle ourselves.  Often it’s because we’ve never forgiven old hurts and old wrongs, some from previous embodiments, so they hang on.  And non-forgiveness, which is hardness of heart, binds us so tightly to people that we never seem to get out of the wrangle, the arguments and the problems.

Therefore, forgive and forget, and move on.  Bless life and be free.  The greatest liberation you can achieve in this life is the ability to forgive all people profoundly, deeply and with the totality of my being.  It is even possible to forgive those who have committed heinous crimes. Of course, this is easier said than done, as we all know.  It’s not easy to forgive those who have committed crimes against the soul, the mind, the body.  So what is the appropriate response to the evildoer?

Resolution is a two-step process.  First, we invoke divine mercy and forgive the soul of the one who committed the wrong, and we also ask God to forgive that soul.  Second, we invoke divine justice for the binding of the not-self of the wrongdoer.  We also ask God to give the soul the opportunity to repent of her deeds and to strengthen herself so she can resist the urge to do wrong when it knocks again at her door.  Engaging in this process can help us forgive even those whom we have the hardest time forgiving.

Each night as we lay our bodies down to sleep, it’s the end of a cycle and we have a chance to forgive.  It’s our time to let go of all discord, all problems and to forgive every part of life.  We want to turn the page of the day and for it to be finished and resolved.

So we practice forgiveness every day, every night.  And as we do, we are taking firm steps towards our goal.  For little by little as we work through our emotions (including anger), forgive ourselves, forgive others and come to resolution, portions of ourselves are daily becoming part of our Higher Self, our Real Self.

I AM Life of God-Direction

Blaze thy light of Truth in me.

Focus here all God’s Perfection,

From all discord set me free.

 

Make and keep me anchored ever

In the Justice of thy plan—

I AM the Presence of Perfection,

Living the Life of God in man! (3x)