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Mission Possible

21 Aug

Lifetime after lifetime we have desired to return to the state of love and wholeness that we knew in “Eden.”  Through many ups and downs along the way, we’ve done lots of great things and made tremendous spiritual progress.  Though it takes some effort, paradise can be regained once we understand and apply the knowledge of communing with the I AM Presence.  As Ascended Master El Morya says, “The trek upward is worth the inconvenience!”

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As the Aquarian age dawns, there is a great spiritual awakening taking place on earth.  It has been prophesied as an age of freedom, peace and enlightenment, a time of technological progress combined with spiritual development.  It can be a time when the spirit of cooperation becomes the basis of every relationship–cooperation between God and humanity, and between people everywhere.  This age gives us an ideal opportunity to accelerate spirituality and realize our divine mission so that we can unite as a powerful force for planetary healing and change.  This is the time to tune in to our missions and go for it!  However, this may sometimes be easier said than done.

When our souls first descended into matter, our mission were crystal clear.  We knew exactly what we needed to do.  Today that sense of mission may be vague or incomplete.  And the experience of Spirit’s constant presence may have diminished.  Whether conscious of it or not, the soul retains the memory of its mission and its oneness with the Divine.  She remembers a freedom of movement and consciousness not normally experienced in the physical world.

Our souls have been evolving as long as they have been sojourning in the material universe.  When we first descended into matter, we were still very much aware of the Presence of God with us.  As long as we maintained the connection with the I AM Presence, everything was fine.  But after thousands of years of evolution, souls adapted more and more to the denser vibrations of matter.  This resulted in a loss of memory of our origin, our home of light, and of the true nature of ourselves as spiritual beings.  perceptions became clouded, and many lost sight of their source and the mission they came to accomplish.

And so we went forth to be the manifestation of our Father-Mother God, sons and daughters who could put on more and more of those spheres of light which we call God consciousness.  So it is in this God consciousness that we live and move and have our being.  This we must not forget…  As surely as we are here and now; we are still in that (Great) Central Sun.  We are in the beginning and we are in the ending.  We do not have to get anywhere–we have to know who we are now.  This absolute immaculate concept of our identity is the foundation of every quest and pursuit.

-Elizabeth Clare Prophet

Many experiences in the material world serve to reawaken within us the memory of the soul’s calling.  They remind us that there is a sacred purpose to life on earth and a divine mission to accomplish. Some already know their mission and are working to fulfill it.  Others are still searching and seem to be waiting for the true mission to begin.  Often a single lifetime will be devoted to fulfilling only a portion of the mission.

The soul is destined for such a great and noble good…

The soul must always hurry to this goal, that it can by every

available means come to the eternal good that is

God–for it is for that the soul was created

-Meister Eckhart

We are all emissaries of God.  It is our reason for coming to earth.  Each one has a special role to play in serving life, whether it’s doing a particular job or imparting an essential virtue.  We all hold points of light, points of identity as representatives of God.  The key is discovering the meaning of life on earth and our special mission to make contact with our highest spiritual self, the I AM Presence.  We are still connected to our I AM Presence, just as we were when we descended into matter.  Answers to question like “Who am I?”  and “Why was I born?” can be found by meditating on the I AM Presence.

“There is absolutely no limit to what you can know and do if you will but bend the knee before your own God Presence, I AM Presence.  Know, then, that keeping the commandments and obeying the laws of God are prerequisites to your receiving the dispensations of God.  Yet, we shun no one. And we help, to the fullest extend of the laws of God, all who will simply look up to the sun of their I AM Presence and say O God, help me!  This all you need to say.  It is sufficient prayer.  It allows the angels to enter your life and turn things around and set things right and direct you on your course to accomplish the mission that God has anointed you to in this hour.”

-Archangel Raphael

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

The Creation of Twin Flames

16 Aug

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It really is true that we all have a match that was made in heaven!  Our perpetual search for that perfect love here on earth stems from the experience of original wholeness and bliss that we knew with out twin flame in Spirit.  In the beginning, we were created whole–alpha and omega, male and female.  As an aid to understanding, the newly created Spirit-spark, or I AM Presence, can be visualized as a sphere of light, a whirling T’ai Chi containing the same masculine and feminine polarity as the Creator.  The two halves of this whole are twin flames united in Spirit as one.

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While still in Spirit, the I AM presence of these twin flames traveled within the Great Central Sun, which is composed of spheres of light containing infinite attributes of God’s consciousness.  As the I AM Presence journeyed through each of these spheres, it gathered around itself skeins of light resembling those of the Great Central Sun.  According to the divine blueprint stamped on its fiery core, the Presence magnetized to itself the divine attributes and virtues that would serve as focuses for the soul’s future initiations in the matter world. The light-energy of these attributes formed the colored rings of the Causal Body, depicted here.

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After the Causal Body was formed, the twin flames separated into two identical spheres, as alpha and omega polarities, for the purpose of moving into matter.  Each consisted of an Individualized I AM Presence surrounded by the Causal Body.

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Yet each half of the whole shared the identical divine blueprint that was impressed upon the white fire core of the Spirit-spark when it was first created.  In essence, this is how we were created in Spirit with our twin flames, our “other half.”

Because our twin flames share an identical divine blueprint, they also shared a common mission.  Even though they would later pursue divergent paths of creativity, the electronic patterns of their identity remained the same.  The identity that we began to form with our twin flame as we cycled through the Great central Sun formed the basis for the unique gifts that we now offer to the world.  Thus began the journey of life with the beloved at our side.

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

Preparing For Mission Planet Earth

14 Aug

Far from being created as exact replicas of one another, each I AM Presence was endowed by the creator with the potential to manifest individuality and creativity.  Each of is was given a special mission as well as everything we would need to succeed in carrying it out.  Here’s how we were individualized for this mission.  While the essence of each I AM Presence is the same, God imprinted upon the fiery core of each one a unique divine blueprint.  This spiritual blueprint can be compared to the pattern that was imprinted on the DNA of our cells when we were conceived by our earthly parents.  Just as this earthly blueprint determined the color of our hair and eyes and whether we would be short or tall, so our spiritual blueprint holds the keys to fulfilling our unique destiny in life.  It contains our divine plan– the purpose of being for which we were created.

This doesn’t mean that our fates are predestined.  God provided the matrix, the pattern.  Once we descended into matter, it would be up to us to fill in the outline using our free will, which God also gave us so that we could be co-creators in the universe.  The masterpieces we produce, the healing arts we practice or the causes of justice we espouse would be entirely up to our individual creativity.

This is one way that God continually transcends himself and expands his identity.  The more we fulfill our inner potential through our own creations, the more the Spirit-matter cosmos expands.  The Father-Mother God gives birth to Spirit-sparks and endows them with the seeds of light and energy that they will need in order to go out and express their individuality.  Anyone who is a parent understands the responsibility and risk inherent in such a venture.  We bring children into the world and give them love and direction, but it is ultimately up to them what they make of themselves when they leave home and go out on their own.

What we are is God’s gift to us.

What we become is our gift to God.

-Anonymous

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

Cosmic Beginnings

13 Aug

What is the purpose of life?  From time immemorial, people have asked this question.  Attempts to answer it have filled volumes of philosophical and theological texts.   The ascended masters have given us invaluable keys to understanding  this cosmic mystery–keys that can open doors to fulfilling our soul’s longing for oneness with spirit.  Understanding our divine origin can give us profound insight into our reason for being.  This knowledge, placed within us when we were formed, can help us to unlock the secrets of our individual destiny.  It also reveals our true nature as spiritual beings with tremendous light-energy at our disposal.

Who hasn’t looked up into the sky on a clear night and wondered at the mysteries of the universe?  It’s easy to feel insignificant in the face of such immensity.  Yet, on the contrary, the heavens hold the secret of the magnitude of our beings.  The ascended masters have given us a beautiful vision of the connectedness of all life and the supreme importance of each individual to the divine whole.

Scientific inquiry alone will not uncover the master plan and our place in it.  While modern science has begun to corroborate certain elements of ancient creation theories–like those of Hinduism and mystical Judaism–we can only begin to unravel the mystery of being by going to the place within us where God dwells.  Here we can discover our unique mission that can help change the world for the better and accelerate our own soul evolution. Both the blueprint for the mission and the light-energy we need to carry it out were placed within us when we were first created.  So the first step to understanding this innate potential is to go back to the source, our divine parents.

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Father-Mother God Gives Birth to Billions of Sons and Daughters!

In the center of the universe lies the hub of all physical-spiritual creation–the Great Central Sun, the principal source of the energy that sustains atoms, cells and man.   Out from this spiritual sun have come solar systems, galaxies and billions of sons and daughters of God.  In this blog, “God” refers not to an anthropomorphic being but to an omnipresent Spirit of light, love and power that pervades the universe and is the source of all life.  Spirit is the masculine polarity of the Godhead.  In order for creation to occur, the feminine polarity must also be present.  Therefore the Creator is of necessity, both Father and Mother.  And so our divine parents are referred to as the Father-Mother God.

In the beginning, God sounded the Word that sparked creation.  When he said, “Let there be light,” and there was light, the Father-Mother God expanded the light by giving birth to individual Spirit-sparks.  each of these sparks was an exact replica of the energy of God’s being.  This energy is in perfect polarity–plus and minus, yin and yang, masculine and feminine, alpha and omega.  This is how we were created in the beginning as pure energy in the image and likeness of God.  By creating us, God could multiply his love and light.

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Another name for the Spirit-spark is the I AM Presence.  This is derived from the sacred name of God that was given to Moses out of the burning bush on Mount Sinai.  When Moses asked God what his name was so that he could tell the people of Israel, God answered, “I AM THAT I AM”  And so the Presence of God that was individualized for each of us is the same essence as the great I AM THAT I AM that is God.  Our I AM Presence is an energy field of God consciousness that hovers above us and nourishes our bodies, minds and souls.  It is fed by the light from the Great Central Sun.

“We are one” is a common phrase among brothers and sisters of light around the world.  In reality, this is precisely the case.  The I AM Presence of each one of us connects us to each other and to God.  Although God has multiplied his Presence billions of times over, he is still one undivided whole.  Since each of us bears an individual portion of God, so we are all united in that one Spirit.  Thus a web of light is woven between all people of light on earth.  Truly, we are never really alone, but part of the one manifestation of the Divine.

The I AM Presence that was with us at our creation is still with us–even though it may not always feel like it.  Our dense bodies are a far cry from the lightness of Spirit we experienced in the beginning. Because we have become so accustomed to the material existence, we often forget that we are enormously powerful spiritual beings living in these physical bodies.  What was once an effortless, natural state of being now takes work to even approximate.  One way to experience this lightness of Spirit is to sound the AUM.

 

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

Healing the Heart

19 Jul

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Healing the heart begins with mercy–extending mercy to others, extending mercy to ourselves.  It begins with affirming that we are in control of our destiny.  No matter what we have done, no matter what we have experienced, we can transcend ourselves.  We can learn to master the creative flow of energy through our heart. When something is difficult or distasteful, we want to flee as far and as fast as we can.  Winston Churchill once said, “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.”  When we’re on a path of the heart and we stumble over a situation that needs resolution, no matter how uncomfortable it may be, we don’t just pick ourselves up and hurry off.  For we know we are not really free to make spiritual progress unless we stop and apply mercy.  First, last and always, we are called to forgive, forgive and forgive.

There  is a simple law behind that injunction.  When we refuse to forgive someone who has wronged us, even if he wrongs us again and again, we tie ourselves to that person.  “All you are unable to give,” said Andre Gide, “possesses you.” The person we refuse to forgive, the person we are angry with, becomes our master.  No matter how hard we try to move in any direction, we can only go as far as the rope of non-resolution allows us to–and it’s usually a very short rope.  The rope is short because our soul inevitably gravitates back to the scene to restore harmony and reach resolution.

That’s why people who go to their graves without making peace with their adversaries will be in for a surprise when they reach the other side.  They will find out that when we don’t let go of our resentment, anger, or desire for revenge, we have to reincarnate with the same people again and again until we learn to love.  Thus deep seated vendettas between families and even nations are not just generations old; they can go back centuries or even lifetimes.  The feuding goes on with no end in sight until they forgive.

Not only do people carry non-forgiveness to their graves, but they may go to their graves more quickly if they do not forgive.  A University of Tennessee study measured the effects of a forgiving personality.  Researchers measured indicators like blood pressure, forehead muscle tension and heart rate as students spoke about experiences of betrayal. The researchers found that those who forgave more easily had lower blood pressure and a smaller increase in blood pressure than those who held grudges.

The issue of forgiveness is confusing to many of us because we have been erroneously taught that forgiveness wipes away the transgression  or the crime.  We think that when we ask for forgiveness for something we have done or when we forgive another, that’s the end of the matter and we have no further responsibility.  But forgiveness does not equal absolution.  We are still required to take full responsibility for our actions. If you pay someone to paint your car blue and he paints it red, you can forgive him but he still has to rectify the situation and repaint your car.

When God forgives us, our negative karma (or sin) is sealed for a time.  It’s as if God takes this bundle of karma off our back so  we have time to pursue the path of self-mastery and prepare to pass the exam when it comes around again.  And it will come again.  When we do finally pass the test, we can graduate to the next level of spiritual mastery.

That’s how the universe works.  If we lose our temper or get angry, we will be tested again on the formula of patience and forgiveness.  The test may come in a new set of circumstances or it may come as a reply of the same scenario with the same actors.  Whatever the case, we will have to show how much love and forgiveness we can infuse into the situation to heal ourselves and others.

Jesus was a prophet of love and one of the most profound things he ever taught about the spiritual dynamics of love is in the Lord’s Prayer: “Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.”  We’re so used to hearing those words that we don’t really think about what they mean: Forgive us our own faults and mistakes in the same manner as we forgive the faults and mistakes of others.

That’s the fundamental law of karma:  As you do unto others, so it will be done unto you.  God will extend forgiveness to us in the same proportion that we extend our heart’s mercy to others.  And if we do not forgive, then mercy will be withheld from us.  Thus the biggest danger of the unmerciful heart is that it hurts the one who retains it.

The story of love is not important–what is important

is that one is capable of love.

-Helen Hayes

The law of forgiveness is a simple equation of energy, for whatever we think, feel and do has ramifications at energetic levels of our being.  The ancient Oriental art of  Feng Shui, for example, says that clutter or blockages within our environment can create blockages in our life.  The same things applies to our internal terrain.  When we freely give and receive love, when we quickly deal with and resolve issues that come into our lives, energy can move. But if we hold on to resentment or anger, energy gets blocked up.  When lack of forgiveness and love becomes acute, the blocked energy hardens around the heart.  At spiritual levels this creates hardness of heart.

If you want to heal the heart and activate mercy, a good rule of thumb is to handle that unpleasant, sticky issue that just walked into your life as fast as you can.  Forgive others and ask for forgiveness with all the sincerity of your heart so that both of you can move forward.  The great adepts did not say, however, that forgiveness was necessarily easy.  It’s not always easy to forgive those who have committed grave crimes against body, mind and soul.

Resolution, is a two-step process.  The first step is to invoke divine mercy.   We can forgive the soul of the one who committed the wrong and we can ask God to forgive the soul.  The second step is to invoke divine justice for the binding of the negative forces, within and without that hold the soul in their grip and work through that soul.  We can ask God to restrain the unreal self, the dark side of the person that caused him or her to commit wrong.  We can also ask God to give the soul an opportunity to repent of his deeds and an opportunity to strengthen himself so he can resist the urge to do wrong when it knocks again at his door.

However, just because we forgive someone, it doesn’t mean we condone his harmful actions. But it does mean we can let go of our sense of injustice and let God take care of the situation.  The when, where and how is God’s business–“Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.”

That means it’s our work to forgive, and it’s God’s work to render judgement and deliver the increments of karma that will help the soul learn her lessons.  In fact, we can love the spiritual nature that resides deep within each person no matter what his actions are.  The animating fire at the very core of our cells is God, and therefore we can love the soul and honor that light even if the consciousness that uses that light is no longer serving the spirit.

“The understanding of these two components of forgiveness–forgiving the soul and asking God to bind the negative forces working through the soul–is the healing of a lifetime.

Elizabeth Clare Prophet

What is The Higher Self?

1 Jul

Think of a sun, a spiritual sun.  It appears to be white-hot but it feels cool to you.  For you are a part of that sun.  You are concentrated light, energy and consciousness, bursting with potential.  This sun is the spiritual source of all life.  It doesn’t have spatial coordinates.  It’s not separated from you by distance.  It simply exists as pure Spirit.  This sun is light.  It is God.  It is your Father and your Mother.  It is called the Central Sun.  Once you enjoyed being a part of this sun.  You reveled in the feeling of oneness with all creation. But you also wanted to experiment with your potential, your own ability to create, to ensoul matter with Spirit. You entered other dimensions, sometimes creating perfectly and other times imperfectly.  You may have designed cities, created sculptures or gardens, or simply existed in a state of bliss with God’s creatures.

Then, traveling through the world of form, you first contacted imperfection.  As you interacted with others and then engaged in negativity yourself, the imperfection multiplied and boomeranged back to you.  A shadow can between you and the Sun.  You became enmeshed in imperfect creation.  You forgot what it was like to be part of the Sun.  You could not find your way back to your original state.  Lost in shadows, your fiery nature cooled.  Now you could not return home since you could no longer withstand the awesome heat of the Sun in which your spirit had been forged.  Your soul fell asleep, forgetting its origins and it potential to create as God creates.

But your Father and Mother had foreseen this.  They did not leave you alone. They gave you a replica of that Sun, an I AM Presence, so that you would always remember where you came from–and always have a way to return.  And they gave you a mediator who would bridge the gap between you and your I AM Presence and awaken your soul to her lost identity.  This mediator between God and man is called your Christ Self.  Together the I AM Presence and Christ Self make up what is commonly referred to as the Higher Self.

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What is the I AM Presence?  Your I AM Presence is more than just an image or a copy; it possesses all of the qualities of the original.  It is your individual God-identity, your God Self.  And God is God is God–every particle of God contains all of the whole.   The following picture represents your I AM Presence; including your God Self, your Christ Self and you.

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Your Higher Self is your Real Self, the self that you identify with today is just a tiny fraction of that mighty being that you are.  When you contact that state of oneness, you’ll find that you can once again use your God-given power to create.  And you will enjoy the bliss that you knew with God in the beginning.  You will be able to put on once again the image and likeness of God in which you were originally made.

Access the Power of Your Higher Self by Elizabeth Clare Prophet

Life’s Grand Design

24 Jun

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Each soul is part of a larger scheme.  The Creator chooses the precise moment in history for each soul to come to earth to take part in the divine outplaying of the decades and the centuries.  This timetable of the conception and birth of every child is part of God’s grand design of life–a design so exact that at the moment of conception the genes in each tiny embryo are already suited to the specific soul who will inhabit it.  Consider how wondrously you were made, how God cared for you personally, how your own Father-Mother God ordained your conception, your parents, your life, your purpose and your reason for being.

But God was not only thinking of you before you were born.  He was already thinking of whose great-great-grandmother and great-great-grandfather you might be.  The plan of the mind of God, that great cosmic computer, is so vast that none of us can even begin to comprehend it.  So if you have ever felt like an unwanted child, you can let your soul be healed of that burden.  For your Father-Mother loved you in the beginning, has loved you through your life’s trials, and will continue to love you all the way Home.

As each of us makes this journey, we have a mission to fulfill and a unique identity to manifest.  God did not create us out of a cosmic cookie cutter and stamp us out to be exactly like him. Rather, each one of us has been endowed with a distinct blueprint, which is shared only with our other half, our twin flame.  This blueprint is a seed idea from God that urges us to pursue our journey, that pushes us onward and upward, that pushes us to strive.

When we are not striving and not working toward lesser and greater goals that lead us to our final destination, our soul is unhappy.  That unhappiness may show up as a sickness, boredom or self-deception.  It can take the form of moodiness or little irritations and problems with family members or others- things that we don’t associate with our soul’s dissatisfaction.  Yet our soul is impressing upon our outer awareness, “you are stifling me. You are not fulfilling the purpose for which I was born.  And I will not leave you in comfort.  I will make you without comfort until you return to follow the inner plan of life.”

Our divine plan is waiting for our free-will confirmation.  If we believe in predestination, we may think we don’t have to do anything–it’s all going to happen anyway.  But in reality, because of the gift of free will, we can choose to implement our divine plan or not. Do you know your mission, your divine plan?  One clue is that your mission is often your passion.  So ask yourself what are you passionate about.  Another clue is that your mission usually involves perfecting the talents that God has placed within your soul.

Above and beyond all else, the purpose of life, the answer to “Why am I here?” is to find God– in yourself, in your talents, in your calling and in your service to life. It is to endow everything with God’s Spirit.  Endowing everything with God’s Spirit is making his Spirit permanent in you.  This is the journey of integration back to the kingdom of your father-Mother God.

Elizabeth Clare Prophet

Masters, Angels and Elementals

21 Jun

Besides the order of masters and men, there are two other kingdoms of spiritual beings: the angelic kingdom and the kingdom of elemental beings. When God created man and commanded him to be fruitful and multiply and to take dominion over the earth, he gave him helpers to assist in the important task of expanding His kingdom.  Angelic ministrants and elemental servants of the earth, air, fire and water formed the cosmic retinue that accompanied man as he descended to earth, “trailing clouds of glory,” and vowing, “Lo, I AM come to do thy will, O God!”

During three golden ages, man talked freely with his God and associated intimately with angels and elementals. Communion with all life was unrestrained, and cooperation between angels, elementals and men was unspoiled. To man was given the assignment of overseeing the creation and working with God to plan, to design, to invent and to direct activities on earth.  To the elementals, the builders of form, was given the important task of bringing into manifestation the intents of God and man.   And to the angels was given the responsibility of ministering to the needs of both men and elementals.

The Elohim are the highest beings in the elemental kingdom.  Under Elohim are the directors of the elements, who in turn are in charge of the gnomes,sylphs, undines and salamanders–the elemental beings who take care of the four elements of the nature kingdom.

The archangels are the foremost beings in the angelic kingdom, which goes all the way down to the tiniest angel.  This kingdom includes the cherubim, seraphim and other orders of angels under their leaders.  Every ascended master has his own legion of angels under their leadership. Every ascended master has his own legions of angels who serve with him to amplify the flame that he tends.

The kingdom of the ascended masters is the order of the Christed ones, the evolution that we call the sons and daughters of God.  Mankind become the Christ.  This order includes newly ascended beings as well as ancient masters who have manifested the Christ consciousness.

The three orders of heavenly hierarchy manifest the threefold flame.Threefold flame001The sons and daughters of God are intended to out-picture the intelligence of the Christ mind, focusing the genius of God for invention and creativity. They represent the yellow plume of hierarchy.

The pink plume of the threefold flame of hierarchy is the order of angelic hosts.  Their service is to amplify the feelings and virtues of God. They bring the qualities of hope, love, mercy, compassion, charity, constancy and all the virtues that we need to make it in life.  The angels help us to amplify these feelings, and they often do this through heavenly music known as the music of the spheres.

The elemental kingdom represents the blue plume of the threefold flame; the power of God bringing all things into physical manifestation.