LIVING THE LORD’S PRAYER FOR PLANET EARTH

LIVING THE LORD’S PRAYER

FOR

PLANET EARTH

Nancy B. Detweiler, M.Ed., M.Div.

          For the past couple of months, I have frequently driven to a nearby location where I can view the sunset.  Awe-inspiring … breathtaking … beautiful beyond words … are feeble attempts at describing the loveliness displayed.  Looking up, the sky becomes God’s cathedral enfolding our planet … the indigo, white, rose pink, and gray clouds are transformed into heavenly stained glass windows, shimmering in the light of the Sun.  Looking up, I am aware of our planet nestled within a universe of planets, stars, and Suns.  Looking up, I pray the Lord’s Prayer for our planet.

On the other hand, I observe drivers speeding past a lovely sunset … people walking along the roadside … church members parking their cars nearby and going inside … few, if any, look up long enough to behold the heavenly vision surrounding them.  All are engrossed in the tasks at hand … tasks that seem, to us, to be vital to our earth plane lives.  Yet, these very tasks tend to separate us from the much more comprehensive drama of God’s unfolding plan for our planet.  They cause us to look down … to forget that our lives are taking place on a planet … within a solar system … within a galaxy … within a cosmos.

I find that praying the Lord’s Prayer … while conscious of standing on planet Earth … looking up to the Sun of our solar system … magnifies the prayer into one for the planet.  I invite all of you to do likewise.   Praying thus lifts our perspective from one focused on our individual lives and immediate surroundings to remembrance of our entire human family.  We can, then, seek to live out this prayer by extending our life’s orientation to one that includes our brothers and sisters throughout this planet.  We shift to a new life paradigm … one that seeks to share with all who inhabit our planet.

Our Father becomes the Source of life for all that is … the Sun … stars … planets … and the inhabitants thereon.  Our Father is the life force manifesting through the myriad forms of creation as they express on many dimensions of consciousness.  We are increasingly hearing of encounters with UFOs and extraterrestrials.  Most of us readily accept the existence of angels and the Ascended Masters.  Our Father is their father as well.  Many visitors from throughout the cosmos are present with us … they are members of our galactic family and have come to assist and to observe Planet Earth’s shift into the New Golden Age.  As we stand before our Sun, praying the Lord’s Prayer, let us include our cosmic brothers and sisters.  Let us begin to live with the realization that we are not alone on this planet … that many loving beings are present with us.  They yearn to assist us in creating a home planet characterized by world peace and unconditional love.

Our Father, who art in heaven is the river of life through which flows our capacity to create world peace and familial love between all of Earth’s inhabitants.  Our Father, who art in heaven individualizes as our I AM PRESENCE.  From this dimension of heaven within us, we catch a glimpse of the prosperity and individual soul wellness/fulfillment that are available to all.  Through contact with our I AM PRESENCE, or the God indwelling each of us, we can live in constant communication with the heavenly realms.  Herein is the fountain for all our Good.  Extraterrestrials, angels, and Ascended Masters drink from this same Fountain of Good.  Through our Father, who art in heaven, all are members of one cosmic family.  We live the Lord’s Prayer for planet Earth as we remember our interconnectedness.

Hallowed be thy name!  Harper’s Bible Dictionary states that to hallow something is to set it apart, with great reverence, for a sacred purpose.  Every name possesses a numerical vibration indicating the qualities through which all function.  To pray, Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name is to recognize, with deep reverence, the qualities of God … omnipresence within us as the I AM PRESENCE … the Source of all wisdom, love, and prosperity.  Standing before a sunset provides the perfect setting for hallowing God’s name … the majestic loveliness, painted across the skies, easily fills us with awe.  Then, our sacred purpose—stemming from this awe—is to assist in bringing forth God’s love and wisdom upon the Earth.

Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, as in heaven so on earth.  With these words, we affirm:  It is possible to establish a Golden Age on planet Earth.  God’s Kingdom is one in which all live in peace with one another … all—extraterrestrials, angels, ascended masters, and the inhabitants of Earth—work together and share the bounties of living in harmonious relationship.  Thy kingdom come means that all are free to pursue their talents … to spend their time in tasks that are fulfilling and that enhance the overall Good.  All are free to live out the numerical vibration within their name.  Thy will be done, as in heaven so on earth is a call to God for divine intervention into our lives … intervention that allows divine order to unfold on Earth as it does on the higher dimensions of consciousness.

The cosmic divine plan is that Earth is to ascend into the 5th dimension.  Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, as in heaven so on earth affirms this truth.  At this very moment, we stand at the threshold of the new heaven and the new Earth.  Tremendous transformative events are taking place on the inner planes and will soon manifest on the physical.  Then we will know—beyond doubt—that we are not alone … that we are loved beyond words … that God’s divine plan for each of us, and for planet Earth, is flowing forth in ways that are presently beyond our capacity to comprehend.  Thy will be done is our surrender to the arrival of heaven on earth—the Golden Age of Aquarius!

Give us this day our daily breadOur Father, give us all that we need to allow your divine plan to unfold in our lives and that of our planet.  Grant to us an open mind with the capacity to receive abundance, intuitive guidance, and the acceptance that with God all things are possible.  When God chooses to intervene in our lives … in the life of America … in the life of our planet … all things are possible.  We have arrived at such a portal of divine intervention.  Our daily bread becomes more than the food, shelter, and work we need in order to live on the 3rd dimensional, physical plane.  Now, the daily bread we need is an open mind … a mind that allows for all possibilities … a mind that recognizes our intellect cannot lead us to truth.  Our daily bread becomes attunement to our intuitive minds … the willingness to listen to the inner Self … to be an open channel for God’s love and wisdom to manifest in our lives.  Insisting on physical proof slams shut the inner door.  Our daily bread becomes the courage and persistence to live out our intuitive feelings, even though what we feel makes no common sense.  We cannot move forward in God’s plan if we insist upon things remaining the same.  Our planet is ready to move forward into a world of peace and love.  Give us this day our daily bread is our affirmation that we surrender to the changes involved in Earth’s transformation.

And forgive us our offenses, as we have forgiven those who offend us.  For the past few years, many have felt compelled to make right their relationships with others … to seek to forgive others … to ask for forgiveness … to forgive ourselves … and to release the unhappy memories.  We have felt the need to clean out our lives … our homes … the way we relate to others.  This urge toward cleaning out, forgiving, and releasing signifies the unfolding of divine order … in preparation for the magnificent Light that is coming into our world.

Light shatters darkness.  We may experience this shattering as trauma and the destruction of a belief system that, heretofore, has been the foundation for our lives.  We are increasingly reading and hearing on the news about cover-ups in our government.  Light brings forth all that is not truth … in every structure of our planetary society.  Give us this day our daily bread; forgive us our offenses as we have forgiven those who offend us.  The Lord’s Prayer can become the foundation on which we base our responses to the coming days.  Forgiveness will play a major role.  Our daily bread is to be our willingness to forgive … to discern truth … and to be open to loving all persons while rejecting their negative behaviors.  God has nothing to forgive because we are already perfect in the eyes of Our FatherForgive us our offenses is a prayer to our own I AM PRESENCE:  “Give me the wisdom to forgive myself for falling short in my discernment of truth.”

And do not let us enter into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  As the Light tears asunder the curtain of darkness and illusions that characterize the 3rd dimension, we are likely to experience anger that so much has been hidden from us by those in power positions within every structure of our planetary society.  We have been taught in our schools, churches, and governmental structures to think inside the box of traditional beliefs.  Those who have refused this robotic mode of thinking have been persecuted, often severely.  As the Light exposes the non-truths to which we have adhered, we may be tempted to react with anger and frustration.  Do not let us enter into temptation, but deliver us from evil holds the secret to responding with forgiveness and love.  Know that Light dispels the darkness.  Light delivers us from evil.  Evil—defined as living with our backs to God—can assume all sorts of horrific forms.  Praying:  Do not let us enter into temptation is our affirmation that we will strive to forgive and extend unconditional love to those who have lived with their backs to God.  As the Light delivers us from evil, we are surrounded by a multitude of beings from the higher spiritual dimensions.  These beings enfold us with love; they gladly instruct and help us in creating a new Earth.  It is up to us to enter not into the temptation of continuing to think within the box of the former status quo.  Much that preceded this time in our planetary history has been laced with darkness or non-truth.  The Golden Age of Truth and Light lies before us.  We are in the transition period … from darkness into the Light of a New Age.

For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory for ever and ever.  The kingdom of God on Earth, for which we have prayed for thousands of years, stretches before us.  The Golden Age is an Age in which we live in God’s kingdom … in full knowledge of God’s power … and stand in the glory of God forever.  The Golden Age is an Age in which we come to know and to experience daily the truth about ourselves:  We are One with God and all of creation.  In this kingdom, we stand in the Light of our own I AM PRESENCE, demonstrating the power that is ours to transform our world … We stand in the glory that is ours as child gods and we will do so for ever and ever.  Once we know Truth, it cannot be taken from us.

AMEN!  As we close the Lord’s Prayer and every prayer with the word Amen, we are affirming certainty that our prayer is present reality.  Prayer is a means of co-creating with God; Amen commands, “So be it!”  Amen affirms our knowledge that the Golden Age … the new heaven and new Earth … are our rightful inheritance as Sons and Daughters of God.  Amen affirms our intention to henceforth live within the kingdom, the power, and the glory of God and our own I AM PRESENCE for ever and ever.

In doing so, we live the Lord’s Prayer for Planet Earth.

FROM JESUS TO SAINT GERMAIN

FROM JESUS TO SAINT GERMAIN

Explanations by Nancy B. Detweiler

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Excerpts from A.D.K. Luk’s

LAW OF LIFE & TEACHINGS BY DIVINE BEINGS

       Earth’s spiritual evolution takes place within a framework of numerous cycles, one of which is the 2000 years cycle dominated by one of the seven Rays as it expresses through a particular zodiac sign energy.  For the past 2000 years, Earth has evolved under the influence of the 6th Ray, with Ascended Master Jesus serving as Chohan.  The 6th Ray has ruled during the Piscean Age and is characterized by devotion to religious creeds and idealism as it is portrayed by becoming a martyr.  All forms of self-annihilation, suicide, terrorism have characterized humanity’s  misunderstanding of the 6th Ray energy.

Jesus, as Chohan of the 6th Ray, incarnated at the beginning of the Piscean Age to demonstrate the soul level expression of this Ray.  He taught:  “The one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these because I am going to the Father.”  (John 14:12)  Jesus wanted humanity to follow his example, not worship him as the one who will save us from our lower selves and its mistakes.  He sought to teach us how to prepare for ascension to a higher level of consciousness so that we would be ready for life characterized by the 7th Ray and the New Aquarian Age.  (See the article entitled “Ascension” at:

http://www.pathwaytoascension.com/ascension.html)

 

The 6th Ray manifests on the soul level as the devotion that holds family together, stimulates humanitarian endeavors, and produces dedicated individuals like Mother Teresa and Francis of Assisi.  It is the inspiring force behind the principles of love, goodness, purity of heart, and selfless service.  To integrate the 6th Ray means to work for the good of all by transforming exclusion into inclusion through acts based on love and wisdom.

The symbol for the Piscean Age has been The Fish.  Jesus demonstrated the Piscean Age with his feeding of fish to the multitudes.  He called his disciples fishers of men.

Piscean Fish

       Now, it is time for humanity to begin functioning on the 7th Ray as it expresses through the energy of Aquarius.  Ascended Master St. Germain and his Twin Flame, Portia (Goddess of Justice) serve together in the Office of Chohan of the 7th Ray.

 

                              St. Germain

               Lady Portia – Goddess of Justice

 

The 7th Ray function during this New Aquarian Age is to bring forth the Spirit in all matter … that humanity awaken to the fact that Spirit indwells all of creation … to work with all things in recognition that we are working with Spirit.  For example:  humanity’s awakening to the healing properties of crystals and that as we use them, we are working with Spirit.  The 7th Ray is the Ray of the Alchemist—the process of changes that turn lead into gold.  We function on the 7th Ray as we seek to re-unite our personality with our Soul and fulfill the life mission of the Soul.

The 7th Ray works to change those forms, both mental and physical, that no longer serve the Divine Plan for Earth’s evolution.  The Soul level response to the 7th Ray is to work to transform our earthly society—to create heaven on Earth.  Jesus taught us to pray “Thy Will be done on Earth as It is in heaven.”  In this New Aquarian Age, we are to ascend to 5th dimensional consciousness … to work on the Soul level with the purpose of bringing all things on Earth into alignment with the Divine Will and Plan.  Humanity will be re-united with our Twin Flames and work together on the ascension mission.

The symbol for Aquarius is The Waterbearer who pours out to the planet water that quenches all thirst.  Jesus foretold the Aquarian Age when he instructed his disciples: “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you; follow him.”  (Mark 14:13)  Jesus’ disciples were all Jewish; they knew that men did not carry water.  Jesus had described a scene they would not see during the Piscean Age.  Jesus came to teach humanity (apart from all religions) how to prepare for ascension in the Aquarian Age.

Aquarian Waterbearer

       It is informative to know of the Coronation of St. Germain that took place on May 1, 1954, for it illustrates life on higher dimensions—the type of life we will experience once we ascend and are working cooperatively with the Ascended Masters and our Galactic Family.

 

EXCERPTS FROM THE LIFE & TEACHINGS OF

DIVINE BEINGS

A.D.K. Luk

Ascended Master Morya – April 1954

“You will be privileged to join in an activity through your service.  It occurs once in every 2,000 years.  It is the actual Coronation and investment of the Chohan of the Seventh Ray as active Director of the Cosmic current for the new dispensation which will flow now in increasing intensity as His ceremonial Ray takes hold in the consciousness of mankind.  This ceremony will take place in a Cosmic outpouring on the first of May.  The first of May is the anniversary of the Ascension of beloved Saint Germain, and it was chosen at His request because of the sweet memories of May Day which He has known in many ages, not only in Europe but in Asia and in earlier continental experiences as well.  The public Coronation at inner levels of a Chohan brings Visitors from every galaxy belonging to this entire universal scheme.  Even now the doors are opened and These tremendous Beings are entering into the atmosphere of Earth.”

 

Ascended Master St. Germain – April 1954

“I Am privileged among all the Sons and Daughters of Heaven to have the opportunity of bringing to fruition the full harvest of all the ages of spiritual service in which millions of lifestreams engaged.  The individual who places the final harvest of an evolution upon the screen of life receives undue homage, for many do not think back to the countless numbers of consciousnesses that contributed to the final Victory.  I Am merely the capstone placed at the apex of the spiritual pyramid.  This pyramid was built out of the energies and vital life of countless men and women who served the cause of God through the centuries and who gave themselves without reservation to fulfilling His Divine Plan.

On the eve of this great Ceremony, which will engage the attention and energies of all the Members of Our Spiritual Hierarchy, My heart is filled with gratitude and humility for the honor of accepting the Crown of Authority as Directing Consciousness for the incoming cycle.  The diversity of activity connected with the investment of certain powers in a lifestream, even in the world of form, wise investment of more than ordinary powers requires a deep understanding and an illumined consciousness that those powers may be used always to expand the sphere of influence of God-good and in every manner aid the evolution of the planet and its people.

Although I have been the Chohan of the Seventh Ray for many years, I had not yet become the Cosmic Representative of the new cycle, because the final vibrations of the Sixth Ray were still active in the atmosphere of the planet Earth.

For almost 100 years after the Ascension of My physical body, I prepared to be invested with the power and authority as the Chohan of the Seventh Ray.  I prepared to be invested with the Cosmic Authority as the directing Consciousness of the new cycle of time.  All progress is in graded radiation, graded application and preparation of consciousness.

During My last earth life, I was privileged to come into contact with many Masters, some of Whom were already Ascended, others of Whom were highly developed and evolved.  Through Their assistance I was able to use the applications given and prepare Myself to be free from the necessity of rebirth.  At the close of that earth life, I went into Transylvania and there on the 1st of May, passed into the Ascended Master Realm.  My personal Ascension was completed in 1684, but the assumption of My Office as Chohan of the Seventh Ray was completed late in the 18th century, after My service to the Cause of Freedom in America and at the Court of France.  When I assumed office as a Chohan, it was no longer possible for Me to use My vital energy in the visitations, such as I had made to the crowned heads of Europe.  Until this time, I had certain liberty to utilize My energies in endeavoring to form a United States of Europe and to persuade certain students of the occult and metaphysical laws that if they would cooperate with the Hierarchy, a universal brotherhood could be established without bloodshed.  With the exception of My endeavors through Napoleon Bonaparte, I no longer gave any personal service to the European governmental circles and My service to mankind became Cosmic.”

 

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Nancy’s Note: Many have been taught to fear the occultOccult means hidden from view, supernatural.  In truth, knowledge of the occult or metaphysical laws allows each human being to realize his/her sovereignty as a Son/Daughter of God.  Jesus taught:  “So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known.”  (Matthew 10:26)  As we make this transition from the Piscean to the Aquarian Age, we are witnessing the truth of Jesus’ statement—at all levels of life.  The occult is no longer hidden.  Instead the occult reveals the means whereby humanity once more comprehends his/her individual sovereignty as a Son/Daughter of God.

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Ascended Master St. Germain continues:

“It was at the time when beloved Kwan Yin turned over to Me the authority as Chohan that I retired from active service in the world of form.

During the Theosophical era, beloved Brothers Morya and Kuthumi invested Their energies instead and I built those energies so that when I came forth and My energy again began to flow, My more personal association with mankind would begin again in a renewed and powerful activity.  (That was in the I AM Activity in the 1930’s.)

I shall always remember the Ceremony in which I received the Crown as Chohan of the Seventh Ray from the beloved Kwan Yin.  I considered in My heart if I could ever hope to embody the mercy, the compassion and the love of such a Being as Kwan Yin, half hoping that I might not have to assume that responsibility after so short a preparation at inner levels.

In regard to the use of the Sacred Fire of Transmutation, one of the major impressions which have differentiated Her activity from Mine seems to be that She taught the use of the Flame of Mercy as a power of transmutation in the changing of the quality of energy; whereas the presentation of the Violet Flame as brought forth more recently emphasized the consuming of discord.  This is apt to bring into the consciousness and the mind of many a feeling of a vacuum and a lack.  I Am hoping that through the pressure of Kwan Yin’s interest, We can in some way convey to the consciousness of new people particularly, that this Flame is not only a consuming activity of impurity, but it is also a transmuting and changing of the quality of energy into perfection.  This process leaves them with the same energy which previously distressed them, but now constructively vibrating at a rate which becomes a store of merit within their hands and use.  Much of the fear that enters the consciousness of new students with regard to the use of the Violet Flame, rises from the word consuming.  Often as I sat with Kwan Yin, She used the words mercy, compassion, and transmutation giving the emphasis to the purification in the aspect of the Flame and in the change of the actual quality of the energy.

It is now again the time to assume another vestment.  I assumed the vestment as the Chohan of the Seventh Ray, and now I assume the Cosmic Vestment as the Director of this great incoming cycle of 2,000 years, which closes the major cycle of 14,000 years as well.  I have lived but to serve life.  I have lived but to set it free.  Now is the hour of My opportunity.

Centuries ago I hoped and wished for an earthly crown [as Francis Bacon, secret son of the Queen of England].  I had a vision of a united brotherhood of Europe.  Through circumstance, mercy and the wisdom of the law I did not receive that crown.  Now I Am about to receive a Cosmic Crown and in the greater wisdom and maturity of My consciousness, I find that even now I feel I Am not ready.  One does not lightly assume the responsibility for the evolution of an entire planet, all its peoples, all the Angels and all the Elementals.  I stand in that position today.  I stand requiring the love and the friendship of embodied spirits.  I certainly have the love, companionship, friendship and support in Heaven of the most exquisite Beings of Light and perfection, for which I Am eternally grateful.

They are weaving the garlands for the great Temples.  The Coronation train of this exquisite vestment will be over 40 feet in length.  The Crown I will receive from the beloved Jesus, because as Prince of Peace of the sixth dispensation it has been in His keeping for the past 2,000 years.  The Scepter of Authority I will receive from Sanat Kumara.  It will truly be a day to remember, a day when I shall offer Myself again to Life and to Freedom.

I thank you for your interest in the Cause of Freedom, for investing your energies in that Freedom through the centuries, not only in this embodiment, but you have rallied around that banner of Freedom in almost every era and every age that you have lived.  Now as we enter the door of a new day, I shall remember those of you who have stood by Me, and you shall be part of that Spiritual Court that lives forever.  There are memories woven deep into My heart for the personal and universal associations.  Those memories are sweet.  They are the bonds that bind Heaven and Earth.  They are the ties that keep the God-free yet hovering around the planet reluctant to enjoy Heaven’s bliss while any portion of life is in shadow.”

 

Ascended Master Morya – May 1, 1954

“The Sixth Ray completed its service January 1, 1954, and allowing for a certain time of overlapping energies, the Seventh Ray officially began its Cosmic outpouring on May 1, 1954.  The activity from 1930 to 1954 was a period of preparatory activity.

The Crown which symbolizes this Authority came to Earth with the first mankind to embody, upon the head of Archangel Michael, and every 2,000 years since then it has been transferred to the authority of the succeeding Ray.  Thus, in 14,000 years, the seven presiding Chohans would wear it 2,000 years.

Because of the fact that the consciousness of many embodied lifestreams blocks out at too high levels, just as you yourselves go to sleep if the atmosphere becomes too highly charged, or you would perhaps faint were you to have a tremendous visitation from a Member of the Hierarchy.  Because of this it was requested that the Coronation of St. Germain should be at the lowest of the perfected levels; so that as many people in the etheric bodies as possible could witness this activity and bring it back into their outer world, and retain it in the awakened consciousness of participating in the choruses, hallelujahs and some in the vow.  What an individual receives in the etheric consciousness is much more a part of his outer world than that which he would receive in his Christ Self, Causal Body or his Electronic Body.  That is why the ceremony is not performed in the heart of the Sun….  We are endeavoring to lower the perfection of the higher Realms as much as We can, from Sphere to Sphere.  That is My particular service in the universe.  Bringing it down into the Seventh Realm is comparatively easy.  It is the responsibility of Our beloved Chohan, Our beloved Master Whom We honor tonight, to lower it from the Seventh Realm into the world of form.  That will require the assistance of every One of Us willing to put Our shoulders to the wheel, for the resistance only comes when We reach contact with the human consciousness.  But the enacting of this Coronation in the etheric realm and then the added tremendous opportunity which you have made possible of re-enacting it in the physical appearance world at the same time, will anchor the truth, anchor the acceptance of this Master, His Love and His Light and His works into the physical substance of Earth, into the mental and emotional bodies of the people as well as into their etheric envelope [body].  That is the importance of having unascended lifestreams willing to participate in Cosmic Pageantry and Cosmic Drama.  It is the fulfilling of the decree that you have said for centuries within the Lord’s Prayer, “Thy will be done on Earth as it is being done in heaven.”  Tonight in heaven the great Master St. Germain is receiving the Authority to proceed through the next 2,000 year period as the Cosmic activity of the Ceremonial Ray of Transmutation.  Tonight in the city of Philadelphia, through the physical bodies of unascended beings, the Master St. Germain is being given the Authority to proceed in the physical appearance world in like manner.  It is a magnificent thing!  How We watch, how kindly, how carefully We watch all of your preparation.  How many of Us stood by your side as you earnestly endeavored to prepare this room, to prepare this throne, to prepare this crown, to secure this scepter and this sword, to bring forth these floral tributes, to bring forth these crosses representative of the Electronic Pattern of the Master We honor.  To bring forth on your persons as much of beauty as possible to honor this blessed Friend of Light.  Sometimes you think because in the world of form commendation is not always forthcoming, that which you do is not seen, and yet that which you do, these little simple things done in love are the things that build for you crowns for eternity.

It seems that the days are filled with ideas and new endeavors in Heaven and on Earth, forming opportunities that arise from spontaneous souls, enthusiasms that come out of blessed hearts and provide occasions when We can merge spiritual and human energies to the furthering of Cosmic Causes.  Today We are again blessed and benefited by such a Cosmic merger; not for 14,000 years has a ceremony of Cosmic Coronation in Heaven been celebrated at the same instant by embodied lifestreams; not for 14,000 years has the veil of maya been thin enough for the outer consciousness of individuals yet in garments of flesh, to perceive the truths of the inner and mystic ceremonies with sufficient clarity, faith, confidence and trust to put into action in the physical appearance world the necessary activities to complement the inner occasion.  When men and women yet a part of the earth life are able to join consciously in the activities of the Kingdom, shows how thin the veil of maya has become, you see then what the Violet Flame and Ray and your activities over this past 20-year period has done; also the Transmission Flame activities.  To make an atmosphere in which lifestreams could even conceive of the possibility of entering into a conscious service and communion with Those of Us Who are now in the Light of Heaven.

In Shamballa tonight, One of the greatest Friends of Earth is receiving His due reward.  An individual Who has had such faith, such confidence in mankind for so many centuries, that even the Karmic Board stands in amazement at His constancy, His trust and His belief of the ultimate goodness of His brothers and sisters and those whom He lived to serve.  Tonight every heart in Heaven, every Angel, every Elemental, every Cosmic Being and Devic Lord, is happy beyond words to give honor to the new King, to the great Being Who is Freedom to this Earth and all upon it.  Ah, hearts are happy for the personal happiness.  For Those of Us Who stood by His side, Who have seen His successes and His failures, Who have seen the earnestness and the sweetness of His personal presence, Who have looked into the beautiful softness of His eyes and Who have known the dreams and the visions that He endeavored to share with mankind often so beautifully, We are truly grateful tonight that He shall receive cosmically this Crown.

We are truly grateful, for Our life energies, that in any small measure may have made possible the sustaining of this endeavor, the achievement of which seemed due to failure, to the point where it could be crowned with success.  We are grateful indeed that you, the handful within this room, have responded to His heart, who have followed the vibrations of His very Self and who have walked the waters not in vain.  For all of you, We are so eternally grateful.

Beloved Kwan Yin, 14,000 years ago, received a similar Coronation, received a similar Crown, and acted in the capacity of the Chohan of the Seventh Ray, through all those long ages until the beloved St. Germain was ready.  At that time in Peking, seven individuals were conscious of the Coronation.  Tonight in Peking again that great Retreat is opened (for the month) and the Transmission Flame is honored there.  You in Philadelphia pick up the vibration of that early age and you now, many more in number, re-enact the Coronation of the new and beautiful King.  He Who will reign in the full authority is vested within the Violet Ray to change the quality of energy to make all things right.  In the age which is past, in the age which is now closing, people were for the most part able to adore and love God, worship Him and receive a certain amount of mastery and peace in such worship.  But the day into which We enter, man comes to maturity and works with the Source, each one wielding that Flame of Transmutation, in the authority which this night begins to pulsate through the Earth.  It naturally finds its mutual pulsation through the student body.”

THE CORONATION OF ST. GERMAIN

Ascended Master Morya – May 1, 1954

“The procession started over the bridge at 6:00 P.M. E.S.T., into the glorious Golden City of Shamballa.  The Seven mighty Elohim began the procession, followed by Sanat Kumara Himself as the presiding Hierarch and Lord of the World.  Sanat Kumara wearing all of the garments of authority, The Bishop miter upon His Head and the Staff of Authority in His hand; followed by the beloved Gautama Buddha, who will, of course, in the coming ages succeed Him.  Then followed beloved Lord Maitreya, also in the Office of the Cosmic Christ and carrying the Scepter of Dominion and Power which will be given into the hands of St. Germain as a symbol of the transfer of the Authority from the Sixth Ray to the Seventh.  Following then came the mighty Archangels with Their beloved Complements [Twin Flames] and the Members of Their Court.  Following Them came the Members of the various Kingdoms, the beloved Mahan Chohan and the Elemental kingdom, the Great Beings Who represent the four elements to the planet Earth.  Lord Zadkiel preceding St. Germain with Holy Amethyst, His Complement upon His arm.  Beloved Master Jesus, Who will transfer from His own consciousness and from His own hands the Crown of Light and Authority, wears the golden robe of His Office encrusted with the beautiful white Dove which was prepared for Him by the Ladies of Mary, which is exquisitely beautiful and which matches the highlights of His beautiful shining hair.  With Him walked the beloved Mary, and many of the visitors from other galaxies.  Those Who have come from other stars and planets, representatives from the Great Central Sun, the superior Suns of our system, Helios and Vesta Themselves coming in Persons, and many Individuals, Consciousnesses, Beings, Devas and Cosmic Lords, Whose Names would mean nothing to you in the outer, but Whose exquisite brilliance, beauty and Light are definitely adding to the atmosphere of the Earth in which you live and move.  The music accompanying that exquisite procession is beyond words to describe.  Some of the exquisite choruses of Handel’s Messiah sung in the beauty of their own natural expression in higher Realms are carried by the Celestial Choirs, by the Archangels, by the Seraphic Choir which has exquisite overtones, and the entire City is surrounded by millions and millions of Angelic Beings Who are drawn like bees to the flower, by the radiation, by the incense which is the Light and happiness of the gathering and by the desire to participate in anything which is worship of God.

The disembodied lifestreams who are applying for the opportunity to re-embody have been drawn all together and they are standing in the atmosphere over the central Temple in the hope that at the crowning of the beloved St. Germain, when He gives opportunity for the granting of special requests as the initial pulsation of His mighty Ray flows forth, that they presenting themselves through a spokesman may receive the permission to bring into embodiment from their ranks those who will serve this great Court, this great King, this great St. Germain and this great new era.  The lifetimes of those who have turned their attention to the Retreat at Peking which is close enough to the Gobi to be within the magnetic pull of Shamballa, have also joined the group of silent witnesses.  Every soul whose body is asleep this moment is within the atmosphere as well.  Some in a rather somnambulistic state, some not even knowing that they are blessed in the comparative safety of their own rooms and homes.  But through their bodies is passing just like water those beautiful iridescent rays of light that look like mother of pearl; they change in color as each group of the procession reaches the heart of the Temple, because the predominant characteristic of the group of worshipers as they enter the Temple and take their places, forms the atmosphere around the entire City.  It is arranged that beloved St. Germain and the Goddess of Justice, Who wears a soft lilac similar to your chiffon or georgette and Who walks on the arm of St. Germain, it is the wish and desire that They come last so that the great central Hall is completely occupied.  Sanat Kumara is upon the High Throne, at the back of the Altar, which no one ever takes but Himself.  Below and right in front of Him is the raised dais, the Throne for the Master St. Germain and by his side the chair for His beloved Complement the Goddess of Justice.  Standing at the right is the beloved Master Jesus, in the most exquisite gold cloth smiling graciously waiting with an exquisite Angelic Being by His side holding the Crown of Authority.  At the other side is the beloved Maha Chohan, so happy, so proud of His precious Son, holding within His hand the Sword, symbolic of action, and which He himself will give.  The Holy Spirit representing action and Light vitalizing whichever Ray is going forth at any given time.  The Scepter is within the hand of the beloved Lord Maitreya Who will at the time of the ceremony pass it into the hand of beloved St. Germain.

The beloved St. Germain looks so exquisite with a magnificent train carried by the beautiful Angelic Host.  He has entered the doorway of Shamballa proper.  The music ceases for a moment and the entire group of Masters including beloved Sanat Kumara rise.  As They stand, it is a beautiful picture.  Beloved St. Germain and beloved Goddess of Justice, arm in arm stand in the doorway at the threshold of a new era.  An era of Freedom, an era when all His hopes, all His Visions will be fulfilled.  Then as they begin the long and solemn march down the center of that exquisite Temple, upon the large and beautifully designed purple carpet, the beloved Master Jesus, Sanat Kumara and the Maha Chohan are preparing to receive Him to that Throne from whence He will govern well the planet Earth and all peoples, all Elementals and Angels for 2,000 years.  The Throne to which He will receive you, each one, when your work is done, when you lay down these garments of flesh and return Home.

As He receives first His Crown, the great Choir sings the anthem (the spiritual words to the tune God Save the King), you too join in that anthem of love to St. Germain, and in the physical appearance world the same great activities will be manifest through the hearts of faith and love in Philadelphia.

As you sang that song, beloved Master Jesus placed the Crown upon the head of the Master St. Germain, and with it conferred the Power and Authority for the next 2,000 years to the Master, the Friend of eternal Freedom.  Then Sanat Kumara, stepping to the front of the Throne of Light, and from Him He received into His hands the Scepter of Dominion and Power (Rod of Power).  Then the magnetic power flowing through each succeeding Ray during the 2,000 years of Cosmic action, Lord Maitreya takes that activity and places It in the hand of the Master, so that all of the Powers and Ecstacies of the Sun, of the Archangels, of the Devas, of the Cosmos are focused from this moment henceforth through the Violet Ray, through the Ray of Freedom and through the beloved St. Germain and His representatives.  His Cosmic King, Lord Sanat Kumara, then stepping back, makes a place for St. Germain and the Maha Chohan Who is garbed in all the glorious majesty and dignity of those robes of an oriental potentate, with the golden topas on the turban and on the forefinger.  He gives to Him the symbolic Sword (representing the power of the Holy Spirit to activate the particular Ray blessing the Earth with all the life at His command).  All the energy that comes to this planet passes through His Body and is then diversified through every channel.  This energy of the Holy Spirit, He gives into the keeping of the Master St. Germain to energize and vitalize the era of Freedom.  First through those who represent Him in the world of form and then through those who will come and join Him in the New Day.

As this is completed, beloved St. Germain Himself stands and He receives the first acclamation of all the Hosts of heaven, the acclamation of absolute silence, and His head is bowed in prayer to the God that made all.  Then the Choir again sings the exquisite anthem of praise to the new Authority in St. Germain.  (Students sang America.)

Your song did truly rise and join with that of Those privileged to stand in the visible presence of this great Friend of yours and of Mine.  The first Official act which He performed after acknowledgment of God and the Hierarchy is the raising of the Crown and placing it upon the head of His own beloved Goddess, even as you have presented Her so kindly here.  Then begins the procession and the offering of feality, of every Member of the Brotherhood in ordered rank, before the new King.  The Beings that represent the three Kingdoms, each One giving a gift of Himself, a gift of some particular energy that has not previously been used or drawn forth.  As you, the first group of unascended beings, are so privileged to stand before the Throne in homage, will you remember silently to make a gift of some action or restraint of action in your personal life and make of that a permanent trust between you and St. Germain as your goal to Him.  At the completion of your allegiance and dedication, as you send your voices forth asking for service for mankind, so will Those above make the petition for the mercies that the Seventh Ray alone can give.  (The procession of homage at inner levels took 12 hours.  Some unascended beings also participated in their inner bodies.)”

 

THE DIVINE PLAN FOR THE NEXT 2,000 YEARS

St. Germain – May 15, 1954

“At the moment when that Crown of Light was placed upon My head, at the moment that Cosmic Coronation took place, from the mighty consciousness of the Silent Watcher Herself there was poured into My consciousness (symbolized by the crown), the fullness of the Divine Pattern, Plan and Vision for the next 2,000 year period which it is My privilege to develop.  For one instant I saw the beauty of the Temple worship, the beauty of the land where sickness, disease and death would be unknown, the beauty of continents that have yet not risen from the sea, the beauty of each of you, and many others who still sleep, their souls resting in a temporary inertia, the beauty of a planet where men and women in Freedom’s robe each one a king or a queen in his or her own right, and children princesses and princes of the Sacred Fire developed and matured without knowing age or sorrow, where such a thing as tears is no longer known.

I saw the seventh root race and its sub-races growing and developing, the bodies of each looking like Lord Maitreya or the Master Jesus in mighty perfection, the women looking like Goddesses.  All of this flashing before My vision and then having to restrain My energies, seeing the slow course of human events, the heavy Earth groaning on its axis, My blessed chelas, the hope of the world, each of them holding yet so tightly within his feelings the karma and the chains of the ages, and having in patience to know one day this shall not be.  My heart would rush forward, I would like to say to the men and women of Earth:  “Courage!  Freedom come.  Courage for Freedom shall not leave you until you are the fullness of your God design.”  Instead I speak through the hearts of you (the students) and you in turn through feeling, through lips, through radiation shall be My message, through you in Freedom’s robes, for I have no others.  In all the world the new crowned King has yet no subjects but yourselves.  Yet rich I Am beyond all the reckoning that even one, even one on this sad star should lift the consciousness and sense the vision of Freedom and share it, share it while yet the shoulders carry the burden of personal karma.”

 

 

WHERE ARE YOU, GOD? A Metaphysical Interpretation of the Biblical Book of Job

WHERE ARE YOU, GOD?

A Metaphysical Interpretation of the Biblical Book of Job

Nancy B. Detweiler, M.Ed., M.Div.

http://www.pathwaytoascension.com/chapel/index.htm

INTRODUCTION

For thousands of years the biblical Book of Job has fascinated and puzzled scholars and laypersons. The Book itself offers no clues as to its original source and language, its age, or to its authorship. It could easily be said that the Book of Job has received more praise than any other book ever written. Its message is universal and timeless.

The Book of Job’s appearance within the lives of humanity is as mysterious as its probable author, Melchizedek.1 The unknown author of the New Testament book of Hebrews describes Melchizedek: “Without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but resembling the Son of God, he remains a priest forever.”2 Equally mysterious are the layers of symbolism embedded in the Book of Job. Its depths reveal knowledge of the cosmos, esoteric astrology, gematria,3 and ancient mystery religions that is far beyond humanity’s capacity to comprehend at this point in our evolutionary process.

“Job is written in an extremely sophisticated learned Hebrew, with a higher proportion of words unique to itself than any other book of the Hebrew Bible.”4 The Kabbalah teaches that the Hebrew alphabet is alive with mystical meaning and numeric vibrations.5 Ancient Hebrew tradition reveals Melchizedek, King of Salem, taught the Kabbalist Sefer Yetzirah (or Book of Creation) to Abraham.6 If Job was indeed written in Hebrew, its mystical language only adds to the mystery and depths of this ancient classic. If Melchizedek was the author of the Book of Job, we can rest assured that much metaphysical knowledge is embedded therein. Earth humans have not scratched the surface of the hidden wisdom to be found in the Book of Job.

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Our planet’s emergence into the New Aquarian Age will necessitate the recognition that there is far more to life than our five physical senses reveal. We must begin to view life as it truly is-multi-dimensional. Earth humans represent only one of many species of living, intelligent beings within the cosmos. All of creation is interconnected and influences all contained therein. Life on our planet Earth is a microcosm of the cosmic macrocosm, albeit a much less enlightened version.

As Earth humans awaken to the multi-dimensions in which we live, we find that we can communicate with those residing in various realms of existence. We begin to comprehend our interconnectedness and the vibrant life we all share in common. As we look into the night skies, we behold the stars and planets as the Light Beings that they are. They are among the heavenly hosts mentioned so frequently in the Bible. Know that Earth humans are surrounded by numerous species of beings who long to assist us in building an enlightened civilization upon our planet. Awaken to the fact that Earth humans are aware of only the most miniscule amount of knowledge concerning God’s creation.

The New Aquarian Age and the spiritual awakening that is occurring will require the re-creation of our planetary institutions, the re-writing of our books of knowledge, and the re-thinking of our concepts of life. In the distant past, golden civilizations have existed on our planet. With the Sun’s arrival in the constellation of Aquarius, the next 2,166 years are to be characterized by the re-building of a golden civilization on Planet Earth. The chaos we are presently witnessing is but the destruction that precedes the creation of something better.

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The sacred texts of our world religions are far more than we suspect. Since I am familiar with the Bible, I will limit my references to it. For thousands of years, we have referred to the Bible as the inspired Word of God. However, our concept of the Bible has been limited by our own spiritual deadness. We study its surface and think we know the Word of God. We have yet to awaken to the tremendous depths within this sacred text. Layer after layer of symbolism is hidden beneath the surface words. The Bible is a living entity that holds, within its depths, knowledge far beyond our present capacity to comprehend.

I experience a slight hint of its immeasurable depths as I attempt to interpret the Book of Job. Job has held lifelong fascination for me. Yet, I am filled with reverence as I realize that I have only scratched at the surface of its true meaning. I am sure others, like Charles Fillmore, Corrine Heline, and Geoffry Hodson-all of whom sought to interpret the Bible metaphysically-experienced the same awe at such depths of meaning. Surface words have led many astray because we lack the wisdom of the Eye of God to see and the attunement to Spirit to hear the inner messages being conveyed to us through this living Word of God.

The New Aquarian Age marks a time in which the Bible is to be interpreted at increasingly deeper levels. Because this living book contains all Truth, we must interpret it by using the broadest spectrum of Truth available to us at this point in time. Its words stretch into infinity. We must approach it with the humility of one who knows how little Earth humans comprehend the vastness of Truth. No longer can we read the surface and believe we have read the Bible. It is time to move beyond the parameters of any one world religion and to integrate the whole of Truth, as we presently know it, into our interpretation of the Bible. We must recognize the presence of a universe of beings who communicate with us in myriad ways. No longer can we dismiss the ancients as those who were less evolved in their knowledge of the universe and the Truth of Being. Viewing Earth humans as the only living beings in the universe is to achieve the heights of ignorance and spiritual blindness. Rejecting the heavenly hosts as figments of the ancients’ imagination is tantamount to putting God in a 6 ft. box and declaring that it contains all there is to know about the Creator of the cosmos.

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As you read my interpretation of the Book of Job, I affirm your discovery of the many facets of Truth to be found within the Bible. I have included an Appendix in which you may find a portion of esoteric astrology that may be applied to you, the individual reader. I do so in an effort to personalize Job’s story; for in Truth, Job is Everyone. Both my interpretation and the esoteric astrology reflect reincarnation as the path on which each of our souls awaken to and re-integrate into our daily lives the knowledge of our true identity as a Son or Daughter of God.

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I have written Where Are You, God? A Metaphysical Interpretation of Job to be a biblical studies book. The reader will glean much more out of the study by reading the scriptural text along with my interpretation. As you read the Scripture, you are likely to receive insights of your own into the riches of the Book of Job.

Even though the metaphysics included in my interpretation may be unknown to the reader, I encourage you to read with an open mind and the willingness to consider alternative views of life and the spiritual Path.

To read the entire book, go to:  http://www.pathwaytoascension.com/chapel/index.htm

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Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.

Show me thy ways, O Lord;
teach me thy paths.
Lead me in thy truth, and teach me;
for thou art my God and my Saviour;
on thee do I wait all the day.7

 


1 Edgar Cayce, the most scientifically verified intuitive in Western history, unveiled Melchizedek as the author of the Book of Job in Reading #262-55.

2 Hebrews 7:3.

3 Gematria = a complex form of numerology.

4 Edwin M. Good, “Job,”  Harper’s Bible Commentary.  G. Ed. James L. Mays.  San Francisco:  Harper & Row, 1988.  407.

5 John Bonner, Qabalah  A Primer (London:  Skoob Books Publishing, 1995)  xv, xviii.

6 Elizabeth Clare Prophet quoting Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi, Kabbalah:  The Tradition of Hidden Knowledge (New York:  Thames and Hudson, 1980), 32 in her book entitled Kabbalah:  Key to Your Inner Power, 24.

7 Psalm 25:1, 4-5.

“LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH” – PRAYING FOR WHAT WE WANT INSTEAD OF FOR WHAT WE DO NOT DESIRE

“LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH” – PRAYING FOR WHAT WE WANT INSTEAD OF FOR WHAT WE DO NOT DESIRE

Nancy B. Detweiler, M.Ed., M.Div.

NOTE: I originally wrote this article in 1984.  Today I realize it is the most important article I have ever written.  Why?  Because it reveals how we—in good faith—end up praying for what we do NOT want, instead of praying for what we truly desire.

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“Let there be peace on Earth, and let it begin with me.” We happily sing these words, yet how many of us stop to ponder the request we are making—”Let it begin with me?” And if we do stop to consider: How may an individual assist in manifesting world peace?

Understanding the universal laws of energy is a major prerequisite. Being a peacemaker involves our most intimate thoughts and feelings, as well as the focal point of our attention while we are actively demonstrating for world peace.

This is the case because we live in a world of energy. With our thoughts and feelings, we are continually qualifying this universal energy (the creative ethers). The tools of creation are our thoughts, feelings, and spoken words. We become what we think, feel, and say. The more we concentrate our attention either on peace or on war—the more energy we send that particular concept. As we focus increasingly on one or the other, we create a thought-form, which becomes a definitive field of electromagnetic energy. “Like attracts like.” Therefore, each time we reflect on peace or on war, we energize the matching thought-form, causing it to increase in size, strength, and definition.

Take the example of anger. Think back to the last time an angry or hateful thought came to mind…… Did this thought not immediately bring forth the feelings of anger? Was not this thought nourished and enlarged by the emotions it elicited, until the energy you expended far exceeded the original memory? We often express this fact verbally: “The more I thought about it, the madder I got.”

Within the creative ethers, anger is anger; love is love; peace is peace. Whether we are angry with our spouse or angry at the world super-powers, the universal energy is qualified as “anger.” Likewise, working for peace involves naming the universal energy “peace,” whether at home, at work, or in our thoughts and actions toward world peace.

Because “like attracts like,” individual thoughts, feelings, and actions have a ripple effect. Like radio waves, individual qualifications of energy speed toward that with which they resonant, thus creating massive thought-forms. Energy fields characterized by thinking of war attract those same thoughts from people all over the planet. Our atmosphere becomes saturated with the energy of violence and war.

Think back to the time you entered a room and met a very angry or depressed person ….. Did you not quickly become disgruntled? Recall an acquaintance who seems always to be in good spirits, meets you with a happy smile, and speaks cheerfully to you…….. Do you not instantaneously feel a surge of joy? Hereby, we—as individuals—may permeate our world with the energy of peace. We can BE peace.

Most often our thoughts, feelings, and actions work for war instead of for peace because we wrongly qualify the universal energy. Anytime we become angry over or hate war, we increase the thought-form of anger and hate—the very factors that instigate violence.

We must make the shift in our thought and emotional energy from hating war to loving peace. As we increasingly focus our thoughts, feelings, and actions toward peace and familial love, we steadily magnify the corresponding thought-forms of an Earth bathed by the iridescent, healing waters of life.

This energy qualification shift can be extremely subtle. As we work for peace, we must constantly ask: How does this particular activity characterize the universal energy? For example: the more we fight against military build-up, the more energy we focus on weapons and war. Just listen to the words used: fight … against … military. All words of violence energized by our activity. The shift involves participating in constructive efforts for peace. Again, note the words: constructive … peace. Positive words energized by our activity. The more energy we expend in beneficial pursuits for peace, the larger its thought-form will become. But remember, it must be “constructive activity for peace,” not “speaking or demonstrating against war or military build-up.” By our thought projection, we qualify the energy and build one or the other thought-form. We defeat our goal if we organize a group entitled “Movement for Peace,” then proceed to orient the group activity around weapons … war … fighting … or using words on our banners like “against” or “anti-war.” In so doing, we convert our efforts for peace into demonstrations against war. As a result, a subtle, but extremely powerful, electromagnetic shift takes place.

Praying for “an end to all bloodshed” resonates with the energy for war, not the energy for peace. Immediately, a scene of bloodshed appears before our eyes and our emotions energize it. Think of the tremendous amount of emotional energy “against war” this prayer will engender within a large group. Clairvoyant persons can perceive the meeting room filled with chaotic waves of energy. On the other hand, praying for peace and familial love for all of humanity conjures up a tranquil scene of peace and love. Our emotions are soothed; we feel quietude. We can envision the entire planet encircled with hands clasped in love. The energy in the room is calm.

The true worker for peace learns control of his thoughts and feelings. He learns to focus on and build the positive regardless of the overwhelming negatively qualified energy within his environment. The true worker for peace loves peace instead of hating war.

By giving the thought-forms of war no thought, feeling, or activity energy, we diminish its electromagnetic energy field. As a result, it will shrink and eventually disappear from sheer starvation. However, “nature abhors a vacuum.” We must fill that vacuum by working for world peace—individually and collectively—through concentrating our thoughts, feelings, and actions upon building the electromagnetic energy field of peace and familial love. The ways to do so are limited only by our ability to creatively think, feel, and construct in the positive.

May we direct our thoughts, emotions, words, and actions toward generating glorious rainbow-colored thought-forms encircling our planet and saturating it with serenity.

Then, we may all sing knowingly, “Let there be peace on Earth, and let it begin with me!”

 

THE ASCENSION JOURNEY AS SEEN THROUGH THE LIFE OF JESUS

One Entrance to the Temple Mound in Jerusalem

THE ASCENSION JOURNEY AS SEEN THROUGH THE LIFE OF JESUS

Nancy B. Detweiler, M.Ed, M.Div.

For eons, the spiritual journey of humanity has involved alternating spans of time between life in a physical body and life on the plane of spirit. Living within a physical body entails limitations that do not exist during the intervening periods on the spiritual plane.

When we enter a physical body, we leave behind most memories of prior lifetimes on Earth. By age 4 or 5, most of us have forgotten our experiences on the plane of spirit. The reasons for our soul’s choice to enter another physical body are buried within our subconscious minds. We begin to view the present incarnation as the only time we have, or will, experience life on Earth. Sadly, our societal institutions allow us—even encourage us—to remain in this amnesic state of consciousness. The inevitable result is that we feel separated from God and cut off from the root of our being. Not knowing where our roots extend, we view every part of creation as separate from ourselves. We stand alone on an empty island.

We embark on the process of ascension when we open our conscious awareness to comprehending the truth about ourselves and all of creation. We can never learn all there is to know; however, with each new awareness we ascend into fuller consciousness.

Most persons presently incarnated on Earth have thus far—consciously or unconsciously—chosen to follow “the broad path,” meaning to meander their way into an expanded consciousness. To walk the broad path is permissible and will eventually achieve the same desired goal. On the other hand, many are choosing to tread the “narrow path” that requires a dedicated and conscious intention to pursue a continuing unfolding of higher consciousness—an awareness that extends into the higher realms of spirit and allows for the existence of an unending cosmos of living beings. The narrow path takes us straight up the mountain. The difference in the disciplinary effort involved is easily understood by comparing two approaches to the summit. One, we can choose to slowly walk around and around the mountain, gradually reaching the top, or two, we can climb the strenuous, rocky path straight up the mountain. Either way, all will eventually attain the goal of ascension.

The major events in the life of Jesus reveal the narrow path to ascension. The narrow path is the Way of Initiation and Service to others. Jesus incarnated at the beginning of the Piscean Age to show us the Way on the Path of Initiation. It has taken humanity an entire age (2000+ years) to reach the stage of consciously desiring to ascend into a higher realization of Truth. We now stand on the brink of a tremendous shift in perception. This shift will lift planet Earth and its inhabitants from the 3rd dimensional, physical plane of awareness to the 5th dimensional realization of a New Heaven and a New Earth.

No negativity can enter the 5th dimension. It is for this reason that each of us must walk either the broad path or the narrow path into 5th dimensional consciousness. Ascension takes place as we become beings of Light and Love, attuned to the divinity within, and cognizant that we are One with all that is. Jesus showed us the Way to accomplish this transformation of self by undergoing the 5 Initiations within public view.

Alice Bailey’s book FROM BETHLEHEM TO CALVARY offers an excellent description of the 5 initiations. I highly recommend it.

In ancient times, initiation took place in the temples of the mystery religions. It was a supervised, orderly, highly secretive process. With the incarnation of Jesus, this initiatory process was unveiled to the public in preparation for the arrival of the Aquarian Age now emerging. For the past 2000+ years, humanity has undergone—to greater or lesser extent—the 1st of the initiations and embarked on the 2nd. Because this process is now taking place in the world, as opposed to inside a cloistered environment, it is continuous and not necessarily accomplished consciously.

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Although Christian terminology is used, this description of the Initiations is not meant to exclude other religions. All of the world religions teach a form of the ascension process within their mystical groups.

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The 1st INITIATION is depicted by the Birth of Jesus, signifying the birth of the Christ (or Love) energy within us. Integrating this Love energy into our lifestyles requires more than simply attending regularly a church, mosque, or synagogue. Each of us was created to develop as an individual. Our 1st initiation begins as we make the conscious decision to integrate Love into our thoughts, words, and actions. Jesus taught us: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this: you shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31)

The ascension process is radical. We cannot adopt the Greatest Commandment as the rule of our lives then support actions on our planet that injure another human being. There are no exceptions in the command to Love. To undergo the 1st Initiation is to become a Disciple of Love. As we integrate Love into every fiber of our being, we are preparing for the 2nd Initiation.

The 2nd INITIATION is illustrated by the Baptism of Jesus. Water symbolizes our emotional nature. To be baptized with water is to be purified. It is a renunciation of our lower emotional nature with its materialism, greed, jealousies, resentments, hatreds, egotism, and negativity. Preparing for the 2nd Initiation can be most difficult because it involves purifying our negative emotions. Purification involves transmuting with Love. This is one reason forgiveness is a major lesson. All negative emotions must be purified, even anger against the person who deeply injured a loved one or us.

Knowing the truth of reincarnation is vital to completing the 2nd Initiation. Understanding reincarnation grants insights that help us learn forgiveness and gives a sense of purpose to our lives and relationships. We come to know that all persons present within our life-streams are there for a spiritual growth reason. For examples: The purpose may be to teach, or to accompany, or to support, even to inflict the pain that awakens us to a higher consciousness through learning to forgive and to love unconditionally. The commandment to “love your neighbor as yourself” includes all those who harm us. Once we truly understand how we progress spiritually by way of repeated incarnations, we realize there is absolutely nothing to forgive. Every individual who has impacted our lives did so as a means of assisting us to awaken to our own greatness, to stretch us into expressing a higher degree of Love.

The baptism of immersion, at an age of accountability, is a more graphic symbol than sprinkling a baby because it involves being submerged into the water (our negative emotions) and being lifted up out of the water (those negative emotions that formerly imprisoned us). Once lifted up, Jesus stood before his Father in Heaven (I AM PRESENCE) and heard the words, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am pleased.” (Matthew 3:17) Once we purify our emotional body, we hear this same confirmation from our indwelling God (I AM PRESENCE). Our channel of communication with God is expanded. No longer do we have to depend upon another human being to teach us; we have achieved the spiritual maturity to communicate directly with spiritual realms. At the same time, the temptations to go astray become extremely difficult to recognize.

Immediately following his 2nd Initiation, “Jesus was carried away by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the Devil.” (Matthew 4:1) To be tempted by the Devil signifies the very subtle temptations our personality ego presents. Even with the best of intentions, many become trapped in egotism. Because these ego enticements are exceedingly clever, let’s look more closely at the temptations Jesus experienced. Analyzing them can assist us in learning to discern between the personality ego’s voice and the “still, small voice” of the God within speaking to us. (I Kings 19:11-15 is instructive in learning to discern the difference.)

Jesus is about to embark on his teaching ministry. During his sojourn in the wilderness, he wrestles with his personality ego while debating how to go about conducting his ministry. How can he gain the attention of the people?

First, Jesus’ ego considers the rocky soil present throughout much of Galilee. Multitudes of poor, hungry people live there. He could turn the rocks into bread and feed the poor. That would surely convince the people to follow him. Then, Jesus remembers words he read in his sacred text, “It is not by bread alone that man can live, but by every word which proceeds from the mouth of God.” (In Matthew 4:4, Jesus quotes Deuteronomy 8:3.) Converting rocks into bread would surely capture the people’s attention, but the resulting satisfaction would be short lived. His ministry must share the words that proceed from the mouth of God and provide lasting nourishment for the soul.

Second, Jesus’ ego ponders jumping off the pinnacle of the temple in Jerusalem, while calling for the angels to catch him. This time, Jesus can quote a portion of his sacred text that appears supportive of his idea: “For he shall give his angels charge over you to keep you in all your ways. They shall bear you up in their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone.” (Psalm 91:11-12.) Wow! Sounds like Jesus has permission to begin his ministry by jumping into the arms of the angels. What a spectacular performance to make known the power of God’s angels! But wait. Jesus recalls his sacred text, “You shall not tempt the Lord your God.” (Deuteronomy 6:16) The laws of gravity operate automatically throughout the physical plane. To jump from the pinnacle would be to intentionally defy these laws, while expecting God’s angels to rescue him from his foolish action. Even though his ego can use the appearance of scriptural consent, Jesus knows his ministry must conform to the natural laws of physical plane.

Third, Jesus is tempted to sell his soul to the Devil in exchange for worldly power and fame. Surely, if Jesus held a position of powerful leadership in his own kingdom, the people would listen to him. That’s what people do—follow the one who has achieved wealth and fame. Once more Jesus’ ego loses its battle as he remembers another portion of his sacred text: “You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.” (Deuteronomy 5:6-7) The battle is over. Jesus makes his decision. His ministry is to exemplify a life lived as an expression of “God on Earth.” As a 2nd degree Initiate, he chooses to become a Son of God, a Son of Light and Love.

The 3rd INITIATION is symbolized by Jesus’ Transfiguration on the mountain top. “Mountain top” denotes higher consciousness. This initiation follows years of loving service to humanity. Jesus has succeeded in overcoming any remnants of egotism within self. He consistently gave all credit for his work to God. Jesus made sure his disciples understood that the words he spoke were not his own. “For I did not speak of myself; but the Father who sent me, he commanded me what to say and what to speak…. Just as my Father told me, so I speak.” (John 12:49-50) He made sure those healed in his presence knew the true source of their healing. “Immediately his leprosy was cleansed. Then Jesus said to him, ‘See that you say nothing to anyone; but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.” (Matthew 8:4) When a man drew near him and said, “O good Teacher, what is the best thing that I should do to have life eternal? [Jesus] said to him, ‘Why do you call me good? There is no one who is good except the one God; but if you want to enter into life, obey the commandments.’” (Matthew 19:16-17) Struggles with his personality ego were over.

“Jesus took Peter and James and John, and brought them up to a high mountain alone; and he was transfigured before their eyes. His clothes shone and became white like snow in such a manner that men on earth cannot make white. And there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus.” (Mark 9:2-4) Jesus has proven himself capable of the self-discipline required in order to forego personality ego needs. He has been tested time and time again to make certain the inner strength he needs—to move forward in his initiatory process—is firmly developed. His conscious awareness is now such that he could communicate with Ascended Masters Moses and Elijah. Together, they plan for Jesus’ final soul mission—to demonstrate to the world that there is no death. Jesus is now a 3rd degree Initiate.

Once we achieve the spiritual maturity required to transmute all of our personality ego needs, we are transfigured into Light in our 3rd Initiation. Our conscious awareness is lifted to the realms of the Ascended Masters. Together with them, we plan our final soul mission for this incarnation. We become Lightworkers, who serve humanity in accordance with our talents and lifetimes of preparation. Lightworker service is far more strenuous than simply fulfilling the requirements of a particular vocation. Fulfilling the final soul mission is the 4th Initiation, depicted by Jesus’ crucifixion. We now work hand in hand with the Ascended Masters as we assist in manifesting the Divine Plan on Earth.

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Before going into the 4th Initiation, let’s recall that the ancient initiatory process took place within the temples under the close supervision of hierophants, or priests. Today, our initiatory process takes place within full view of others and in a world that is antagonistic towards our efforts. Like Jesus, we are ridiculed, judged to be insane, and ignored by many. We may take one step forward and two steps backward simply because the external pressure to fit into the status quo world is intensely powerful. Our initiatory process cannot follow the systematic steps used in the ancient temples. Our progress is hit and miss … fall down and get up again … until we fully understand the message and meaning of Love. For this reason, we may pass through an initiation while retaining vestiges of unlearned lessons. We move forward as we continually strive to perfect what we have learned. It is, therefore, unwise to attempt to guess which degree of initiation any one individual has achieved. If we guess one level, we may then perceive gaps in spiritual maturity that will disappoint us. The extent of spiritual maturity possessed by any one person is between that person and God. We can much better spend our time evaluating ourselves and discerning our own weaknesses. As an individual, each Earth human must pass through the initiatory process created for this planet. We cannot cling to the coat tails of someone we admire or who appears to know more than we do. To do so slows down our own soul’s progress.

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The 4th INITIATION corresponds with Jesus’ Crucifixion. The cross symbolizes the spiritualizing of physical plane matter into everlasting life. At this particular time in our planetary history, many are embarking on their 4th Initiation by working to transform our planet from one of darkness into one of Light. We incarnated to participate—as fulfillment of our major soul mission—in the ascension of our planet Earth. We are working in conjunction with the Ascended Masters and the Galactic Federation of Light. For thousands of people throughout this planet, this transformation has meant laying down their lives, making tremendous financial sacrifices, and keeping on when keeping on has become exhausting. Like Jesus was ridiculed on the cross, many of us have been ridiculed, defamed, and excluded. Many continue on under threats made on their lives and those of their family. Others refuse to allow one arrest after another—even incarceration—to stop them. Most importantly, we strive to remain the epitome of Light and Love in action. We focus on and point to better ways: the Way of Love, the Way of Light.

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Jesus taught us, “He who wishes to follow me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake shall find it.” (Matthew 16:24-25) He is describing the 4th Initiation. Jesus was the first one to achieve Initiate status within full view of the public. He showed us the Way.

As he allowed his body to hang on the Roman cross, he realized he had accomplished his soul’s mission. He once said to his disciples, “This is why my Father loves me, because I lay down my life so that I may take it up again. No man takes it away from me, but I lay it down of my own will. Therefore I have the power to lay it down, and I have the power to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.” (John 10:17-18) From a “son of man,” Jesus progressed through the initiations to “Son of God.” He walked the Path of a Son of God. Then, while he hung on the cross of matter, the windows of heaven opened within his consciousness and he spoke to his Father, “It is finished.” (John 19:30)

The 5th INITIATION is illustrated by Jesus’ Resurrection and Ascension. With the crucifixion of our 3rd and 4th dimensional consciousness and needs on the cross of matter, we stand ready to be resurrected into newness of life—to ascend into 5th dimensional consciousness. Ascension of planet Earth and many of its inhabitants into the 5th dimension marks the beginning of the Aquarian Age—the emergence of a New Heaven and a New Earth. In 2011, we stand on the threshold of this magnificent unfolding.

Weary though we may be, we must continue on! Not only are we to BE Light and Love, we are to DO acts of Light and Love. Then, as we allow our physical plane lives to hang on the cross of matter—of our own accord—we will gaze into the windows of our enlightened consciousness and say to our Father/Mother God, “It is finished.”

“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth has passed away; and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice from heaven saying, ‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is with [Earth humans], and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and the very God shall be with them and be their God. And he shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor wailing, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things have passed away.’” (Revelations 21:1-4)

HOW REINCARNATION PLAYS OUT IN LIFE

How Reincarnation Plays Out In Life

Nancy B. Detweiler, M.Ed., M.Div.

Several years ago, I had a regular 2-3 minute segment on a radio talk show called SOUL TALK, based on questions submitted by our listeners. SOUL TALK is based on a recognition of reincarnation as a means of advancing on the spiritual path. Questions relating to personal experiences are an excellent avenue for revealing how reincarnation plays out in our earth plane lives. With this understanding, we can make more enlightened decisions about how we want to live our lives and how to go about assisting others.

I am supplying some of the actual questions with SOUL TALK’s answers.

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SOUL TALK #22:

Q: Please explain the concept of “karma.”

A: Karma is the basis for reincarnation on the physical plane. It represents the positive and negative energy we create by the way in which we live our lives. In biblical terms, “we reap what we sow.”

In very simplistic terms, humanity has forgotten that, in actuality, we live and move and have our being within the energy of God. Instead, we believe ourselves to be separate from God. We have also forgotten all the powers that are ours as god beings.

Reincarnation offers us repeated opportunities to recall all that we have forgotten. However, until we fully recall our true identities, we make mistakes. We create negative energy fields within our being that must be transmuted and transformed into the positive. We create this negative energy in a vast number of ways, such as through hating, abusing, or harming another member of the human family. The higher we climb on the spiritual evolutionary spiral, the more subtle the ways become of creating negativity within our energy fields. For example: the commandment “do not kill” can operate on multiple levels. One level can be the physical act of killing an individual; another level can create the same amount or more negative karma through the psychological killing of another person by repeatedly thinking, not even verbalizing, negative thoughts about the other. The more spiritually awakened we are, the more responsibility we have for our negative thoughts and actions. Why? Because we know better.

During our cycle of physical incarnations, we also create positive karma in myriad ways, such as: through the use of our talents and skills in service to others and the planet, our efforts to grow spiritually, the unconditional love we give to others, listening to and empathizing with others, and through living out the Truth that we are all members of the family of God.

The goal of reincarnation is to transmute the negative karma to such a degree that we can ascend in our knowledge of union with God and step off the wheel of rebirth. We, thereby, become Christed beings.

SOUL TALK # 12

Q: How does SOUL TALK respond to the level of violence we are seeing among our youth?

A: The basis for violence among youth lies in humanity’s misunderstanding of self and our spiritual blindness to who we truly are: spirit beings temporarily inhabiting a physical body for the purpose of education and spiritual evolution. As a result of this spiritual blindness, our view of life is distorted by our misconceptions.

Physical incarnation, as viewed from the soul level, is to be characterized by the recognition that each of us is a unique human being, possessing talents and abilities that our souls have chosen to develop. We did not take on a physical body so we could be cast into a standard mold and be like everyone else. Parents and teachers need to realize this fact and strive to assist every child to develop his/her own special identity. It is when the child feels inhibited from expressing this uniqueness and ignored for who he is that we find him responding with violence. The child is expressing frustration, feelings of powerlessness, and an inability to get anyone to relate to him as a unique human being. He is screaming to be seen as who he—alone—is.

In addition to providing the basic necessities of life, parenting needs to focus upon getting to know the child as different from all other human beings. This individual uniqueness needs to be appreciated and developed. Parenting and teaching must be based upon the belief that every individual has a unique role to play in the unfolding of the Divine Plan for humanity. There are no superfluous human beings. All have a role to play. All are individual threads to be used in weaving the tapestry of God’s plan for our planet Earth. The child growing up in this type of environment will have an understanding of individual differences and recognize the value of them. He will have a positive self-esteem with no need for violent behavior in order to be noticed, admired, and empowered to make his contribution to our world.

We set the stage for violence by placing the emphasis upon uniformity rather than uniqueness. We can overcome violence by respecting every child’s unique combination of talents and needs and, by striving to assist him in achieving his soul’s purpose for incarnating on the physical plane. In this New Aquarian Age, education will become just that: assisting each child to develop along the lines of his soul’s design for this sojourn on Earth. Then, we will see children blossom, like fragrant roses, into all they incarnated to be!

SOUL TALK # 19

Q: We are seeing so much devastation on our planet. What soul purpose is served by the destruction of property and the loss of lives?

A: First, recall our true identities: spirit beings temporarily inhabiting physical bodies. Our souls have chosen to incarnate on earth plane in order to evolve through experiencing the life situations to be found here. The goal of all spiritual evolution is to remember who we are, where we came from, and what mighty powers we possess.

Second, there are no accidents. Prior to physical incarnation, our souls chose the family-of-origin, geographical locale, and the ethnic and religious groups into which we were born. Our choices are influenced by the lessons we desire to learn while living on earth plane. For example: a soul desiring to learn that God is sufficient for all our needs may choose to incarnate into a geographical locale where devastation via earthquakes is known to occur. We choose to incarnate into a group of people who also plan to use the earthquakes as a learning tool. Within the group, some souls will use the earthquake to learn how to care for others, some to experience being rescued from a life-threatening situation by an individual toward whom they are intolerant, and others to be torn away from all material concerns in order to realize that family and friends are their most precious possessions. Still others have chosen to use the earthquakes as their means of leaving the physical body and returning to spirit. Those whose souls plan to exit earth plane will find themselves located where the opportunity to leave will be presented. Those whose souls plan to survive will do so, even if it means being thrown into the safety of a tree: an example that actually happened to a toddler during a tornado in the Midwest. The toddler was unharmed.

For those who remain on earth plane, the so-called death of loved ones is painful, yet offers even more learning opportunities; such as, developing the ability to function independently. Each person experiences the earthquake according to the soul’s intentions.

No event is without soul meaning; no circumstance is without purpose. And through it all, a God of love allows us to learn at our own pace and in our own way.

SOUL TALK # 33

Q: What can we do to assist in bringing order out of the chaotic conditions on our planet?

A: Chaos has a constructive purpose; it can be a force for healing and transformation. As we seek to re-create order out of this chaos, we have the opportunity to establish a better world.

The most valuable contribution any of us can make is to remember who we are and where we came from. We are spirit beings temporarily inhabiting a physical body. Eons ago, we came from the heart of God as individualized parts of the Whole. In the truest sense, we are beings of Light and Love. As more and more of us remember who we are and live our lives as Light and Love, we contribute to what is called the “critical mass.” When a “critical mass” of Light and Love is achieved, the consciousness of our entire planet will be lifted. We will overcome fear with love. We will replace violence with the realization that we are one human family.

It is essential that we learn to supervise our feelings and thoughts because they are the energy of creation. We are what we think and feel. Now that the intensity of Earth’s magnetic field is decreasing, our feelings and thoughts are manifested more rapidly; thus, the increased number of synchronicities we are experiencing in our lives. As we develop the self-discipline to monitor our feelings and thoughts and to consciously convert them from fear to love, we are literally creating order out of chaos.

Jesus taught, “You are the light of the world.” As the light of the world, we are also the means through which peace and harmony can be established on our planet. As we focus our minds and hearts on peace and love, our energy field radiates that peace and love out to the world. All of us possess the capacity to help in healing our planet; we all have our role to play. Some of us will be the leaders and the workers. Others will support those who lead and work by concentrating our thoughts and feelings on love, light, and peace. Together all of us, young or elderly, rich or poor, healthy or sick, can transform our chaotic world into one of peace with justice for all. Together, we can create a new and much better world!

SOUL TALK # 21

Q: If a recognition of reincarnation is so valuable for the soul’s growth, why do we witness such abject poverty in countries that have embraced this concept for centuries?

A: The large scale planetary problems, such as poverty and starvation, are indicative of the degree of spiritual blindness still present within the whole of humanity. We, as a whole, have not perceived the Truth that we are One Family—God’s Family. We refuse to recognize that planet Earth is capable of supporting all of its inhabitants, IF we share its resources. We, in the West, have been taught to believe in the “survival of the fittest,” and can, therefore, very easily look into the eyes of one in poverty and convince ourselves it is natural and okay.

Reincarnation’s companion concept is that “we reap what we sow.” It is all too easy to look upon the poor and say, “They are reaping what they sowed.” This may be true; however, it does not relieve us of the responsibility to help overcome the fact of poverty on our planet. When we look the other way, we are sowing the seeds of unconcern that we will reap from others in the future. One of the chief ways by which we incur karmic debt is the refusal to assist those less fortunate than we are. Conversely, service to others is a major means by which we pay off karmic debt.

There can be many reasons why souls choose to incarnate into poverty. Some reasons may surprise us. For example: All souls play a vital role in the unfolding of divine order on a planetary basis. In order for the human family to learn ways to share the planet’s resources with all its members, large numbers of souls must volunteer to incarnate into poverty, thereby presenting to others the motivation to create a means of sharing. As these volunteers live in poverty, they not only assist their planetary family, but also pay off karmic debt through their service.

An individual soul may incarnate into poverty in order to develop empathy and the skills to manifest a better life for self and, in turn, for others. All life situations have within them an upward spiral of possibilities and positive spiritual evolution. It is up to the individual soul to use every condition of life as a means of constructive growth, both for self and for others.

SOUL TALK # 17

Q: Fear is rampant on the planet. How can we ease this fear?

A: The root cause of fear is that we humans have forgotten who we are—spirit beings temporarily inhabiting a physical body. As long as we believe that we are solely the physical body, we are vulnerable to fears of deprivation, ill health, violence, old age, and death. We fear because we believe ourselves to be powerless and separated from God. Many of us have been taught that God is to be feared, that God is vengeful and might punish us with an eternity in hell. When we cannot be absolutely sure what God will do—send us to heaven or hell—the foundation on which we build our lives is based on fear. If we do not trust our Creator to love us unconditionally, who can we trust?

It is time to wake up to our true identities. For thousands of years, the mystics in all major world religions have recognized that God dwells within all human beings. God is the center of our being. It is impossible to be separated from God. Consider how different our planet would be if all persons perceived this spark of divinity within themselves and others.

Instead of pursuing external ways to express power over others, we could be secure as we allow the God within to manifest through us in powerful ways and, to do so in accordance with our soul’s goals for this incarnation. Instead of submitting to what we have been taught is the inevitability of ill health and aging, we could rest assured that God expresses through us as perfection. God does not get sick; God does not grow old. Instead of seeking ways to prolong our physical plane lives, we could find peace in the knowledge that our souls will simply leave the physical body at one of two times: when its allotted amount of physical energy has been expended – or – when the soul’s mission has been completed and it chooses to return to spirit.

In actuality, the only thing to fear is allowing fear to creep into our lives. The negative energy of fear attracts fearful situations. On the other hand, the positive energy of trust and surrender to the God within attracts positive circumstances.

To learn more about our true identities, go to my web site: www.pathwaytoascension.com and click on the “Your Divine Self” in the left hand column of the home page. I highly recommend ordering a wallet size copy of Elizabeth Claire Prophet’s Divine Self chart and the booklet entitled Accessing the Power of Your Higher Self. These two meditation tools hold the potential to change your life forever.

SOUL TALK # 82

Q: I like to think of myself as a “good person”; however, there have been times in my life when I behaved, especially within relationships, in ways that now make me feel guilty. How can I learn to forgive myself?

A: Forgiving self is one of our most difficult challenges. Jesus taught us to pray: “Our Father, who art in heaven …. forgive our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” This prayer appears, on the surface, to teach us to seek forgiveness from God for our own trespasses and to forgive those who trespass against us. But what about forgiving self?

In order to forgive self, we must remember our true identity. We are beloved Sons & Daughters of our Father/Mother God. Eons ago, we made the freewill choice to experience life on the plane of duality. Thus, our spiritual evolutionary path entails a knowledge of life in which we are aware of both good and evil. Good is living life in attunement to God; evil is living with our backs to God. We evolve spiritually when we make the conscious choice to attune with Good. We make mistakes and suffer the consequences when we choose to experience—even a portion of our lives—with our backs turned to God. Thus life, for us, is an experiment in learning to choose consistently the Good. Along the way, we do make mistakes, just as we make mistakes on a class examination. It isn’t that we intend to make the mistake; we do so out of ignorance or error thinking. We do the best we can with our limited amount of conscious knowledge.

The secret in the Lord’s Prayer is that “Our Father, who art in heaven” is the Divine Part of ourselves, the I AM Presence. Like Jesus, our elder brother, we are both human and divine. The divine part of ourselves is our guiding Light, as we seek to evolve through our human experiences on the plane of duality. When we pray—for forgiveness of our trespasses—to our Father (or I AM Presence), it is the human part of us admitting a mistake to the divine part of us.

Think of “our Father” as being our professor in the physical plane classroom. The mistakes we make in our learning process may result in temporary painful consequences, but have no lasting impact as long as we strive to correct them. So forgiveness of self involves a conscious effort to score higher on our next human examination. Forgiveness of self means we use our mistakes to compel us forward on our spiritual journey. Forgiveness of self is learning from our mistakes. We take forgiveness of self a step farther when we intentionally contribute Good in honor of the person with whom we made the mistake. This act of service to others may transmute any negative karma (or energy) resulting from our mistakes. We help no one when we simply choose to wallow in regret. Positive action for Good allows our divinity to manifest within our human classroom. We forgive ourselves as we surrender to “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done” in our human experience, as it is in the heaven of our I AM Presence.

SOUL TALK # 25

Q: How can we distinguish between selfishness and self-love?

A: Selfishness indicates a lack of self-love. It is egocentric and stems from a gnawing inner sensation that whispers, “I am not okay.” The selfish person looks outside of self to satisfy feelings of lack: lack of power, lack of self-love, lack of self-esteem. The motivational basis for selfishness is a belief in separation that says, “If I don’t look out for myself, no one else will.”

Self-love is a recognition of one’s true identity as a worthwhile and beloved member of God’s family. The motivational basis for self-love is a knowledge of self as a valuable being, who resides on the planet in order to fulfill a specific role within the divine plan. Self-love stems from an awareness that you are a temple for the Divine Spirit dwelling within and seeking expression through you. Though, at times, you may feel alone, there is an inner knowing that you are not separated from the Source of all life.

Self-love means having a sense of personal identity and purpose that underlies all decisions. For example: When confronted with a decision as to whether or not to go along with your peer group, the person who loves self will have the courage to say “no” to self-destructive behavior. Self-love does not make choices based on the desire to convince someone else to like you. Instead, love of self grants an intuitive knowing as to which person and what environment is good for you. Self-love feels no need to rescue or to be a martyr; in fact, both patterns of behavior can stem from an unconscious and selfish focus on the psychological needs of self.

The person who loves self possesses the capacity to love others unconditionally. Self-love is not selfish; instead, it is the prerequisite for all other expressions of love.

THE MIRACLE OF TAKING THE FIRST STEP!

THE MIRACLE OF TAKING THE FIRST STEP!

Nancy Detweiler

Responding to a friend who has just taken the first step into the seeming darkness of Divine Order unfolding, I am reminded of a time in my life when I did the same thing—quit my job because I knew intuitively that it was time.  I walked into the darkness, with only my intuition guiding me.

My college career is the story of one “miracle” after the other.  My parents had told me they could not afford to send me to college.  My response was to write the college (Mars Hill Junior College) and tell them that I had no money, but wanted to attend “on faith.”  I was accepted.  From then on, my every move was with the intention of attending college.  The financial aid office provided what was available to needy students in the form of scholarships, including a work scholarship.  I made it through my freshman year and went to my beloved Ridgecrest Baptist Assembly Grounds to work for the summer.  I had worked there the summer after high school graduation and former staffers in college had priority for future summers.  “Daddy” Weeks, the director, was truly our adoptive “Daddy.”

At the end of the summer, I returned home still needing more money for my sophomore year’s fall tuition.  I packed my luggage for school … got a job as a department store salesperson … and worked with the intention of returning to college that September.

Fall semester started … I still did not have the money to return.  I notified my college roommate, who offered to work my job and hers until I could get there.

Several days later, while at work, I knew.

It was time to return to school.  Not knowing how Divine Order was unfolding behind the scenes, I quit my job that day, telling them that I was returning to school.   I took the first step into the seeming darkness and a miracle happened!

When I got home, a check had arrived in the mail.  It was from an anonymous member of the church I attended for the amount I needed to pay fall semester’s tuition.

The next day I returned to college!  I still had a job, thanks to my roommate!  I had missed a week of classes.

What some would call a “struggle” continued throughout my college career—I went to school on faith.  I had asked to do so and I was granted that opportunity!  The miracles continued to happen!  One day, I was called to the Financial Aid Office and told that I would have to drop out if I did not pay 2nd semester’s tuition.   I placed the task in God’s hands and returned to class.  A day or two later, a check arrived in the mail from my aunt—for the exact amount I needed to pay tuition.  I had spoken to no one but God!

I graduated from Mars Hill Junior College debt free.  My parents could not afford to attend my graduation, so a Mars Hill friend’s parents came in their place.  They gave me a pearl ring for graduation—I still wear this ring 42 years later.

Not having the money to continue college, I worked the summer at Ridgecrest, then went to Raleigh, North Carolina, and worked for a year.  Still, my every move was aimed toward returning to college.  A former suitemate’s father worked at the North Carolina Baptist Convention.  He helped me make contacts there; the result was that Wake Forest College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, offered me a scholarship, grant, and work scholarship.  I returned to college after one year’s absence—still knowing the essential ingredient was maintaining faith that I could do it.

There were times at Wake Forest when I lived on boiled potatoes and tomato soup.  At one point, the boy I was dating offered to eat two meals a day, so I could have his meal ticket for one meal.  That lasted only a day or two, then the miracles began to happen.

In those days, the girls’ dormitory was secured.  All visitors could enter the lobby, but could go no farther without first checking in with the receptionist at the lobby desk, who called the student to come take the guest to her room.  If the student was not there, a record was kept of the visitors and the student was notified upon her return.

One day I returned to my dormitory.  When I unlocked the door to my room, I was greeted by a surprise!  My bed was covered with packages containing all kinds of essentials for college living, including checks signed by individuals I did not know.  A note was with the packages, stating they were sorry to have missed me and listing a Sunday School Class at a church in Raleigh.   I wrote a thank you note to the Sunday School Class.

Periodically, during the next two years at Wake Forest, I found my bed covered in gifts and checks at the very times I most needed it.  Always … the guests came while I was away from the dormitory and the lobby receptionist never had a record of anyone checking in with her. On top of that, we locked our rooms while away from the dormitory.  There was always a note:  “Sorry we missed you” and signed by the same Sunday School Class in Raleigh.  Each time, I sent a thank you note to that Class.

Once I graduated, had a job, and could purchase a car, I drove to Raleigh on a Sunday morning.  I wanted to thank the Class in person.  I attended the Class and during the announcement period asked to speak.  I thanked them for all the help they had extended to me during my years at Wake Forest.  They knew nothing of having done so, in fact, denied that the Class had adopted a college student.  I had no one to thank!

To this day, I do not know how my dormitory bed got covered with gifts and checks.  And no receptionist’s record of visitors!

All I know is:  Take the first step into the darkness of Divine Order unfolding and miracles begin to happen!

IT’S THE BANKERS OR US, Alex Jones

Alex Jones’ video is most important.  Please listen to it and share it with others.

You may read the BANKERS’ MANIFESTO at:  http://www.pathwaytoascension.com/manifesto.htm.

Our present world financial collapse has been planned for almost two hundred years.  Being in the know empowers you to take your life in your hands and be prepared.

Behind the scenes much good is taking place.  A new financial system is waiting; however the old must collapse first.  There may be some time during which many suffer deprivation.  It pays for all of us to be prepared for emergencies while anchoring our attention on the glorious future that is to be ours as the New Golden Age emerges.

For those who not know of 2012 and the Golden Age, you can view a movie on my web site and read additional information there.  http://www.pathwaytoascension.com

AMERICA–HE’S YOUR PRESIDENT FOR GOODNESS SAKE! BY WILLIAM THOMAS

Bill Thomas: America – He’s Your President for Goodness Sake!

William Thomas

2010 November 6

Not to be confused with Will Thomas, the investigative reporter. At last people are beginning to rally around Obama, even if Thomas is a Canadian – and from Vancouver too!  Thanks to Kasia. Taken from Steve Beckow’s Blog:  http://stevebeckow.com/2010/11/06/bill-thomas-america-hes-your-president-for-goodness-sake/

AMERICANS:  I am posting this article by William Thomas and following it with my blog entitled “America & The Power of Twelve Plus One.”  I ask that you compare the way we are seen by the world—as illustrated in William’s article—with the example we could present to the world IF we attuned to the divine plan for America—as illustrated in “America & The Power of Twelve Plus One.’  –Nancy Detweiler

America – He’s your President for Goodness Sake!

By William Thomas, October 1st, 2010, http://tinyurl.com/2u7jokf

There was a time not so long ago when Americans, regardless of their political stripes, rallied round their president. Once elected, the man who won the White House was no longer viewed as a Republican or Democrat, but the President of the United States. The oath of office was taken, the wagons were circled around the country’s borders and it was America versus the rest of the world with the president of all the people at the helm.

Suddenly President Barack Obama, with the potential to become an exceptional president has become the glaring exception to that unwritten, patriotic rule.

Four days before President Obama’s inauguration, before he officially took charge of the American government, Rush Limbaugh boasted publicly that he hoped the president would fail. Of course, when the president fails the country flounders. Wishing harm upon your country in order to further your own narrow political views is selfish, sinister and a tad treasonous as well.

Subsequently, during his State of the Union address, which is pretty much a pep rally for America, an unknown congressional representative from South Carolina, later identified as Joe Wilson, stopped the show when he called the President of the United States a liar. The president showed great restraint in ignoring this unprecedented insult and carried on with his speech. Speaker Nancy Pelosi was so stunned by the slur, she forgot to jump to her feet while clapping wildly, 30 or 40 times after that.

Last spring, President Obama took his wife Michelle to see a play in New York City and republicans attacked him over the cost of security for the excursion. The president can’t take his wife out to dinner and a show without being scrutinized by the political opposition? As history has proven, a president in a theatre without adequate security is a tragically bad idea.

Remember: “Apart from that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play?”

At some point, the treatment of President Obama went from offensive to ugly and then to downright dangerous.

The health-care debate, which looked more like extreme fighting in a mud pit than a national dialogue, revealed a very vulgar side of America. President Obama’s face appeared on protest signs white-faced and blood-mouthed in a satanic clown image. In other tasteless portrayals, people who disagreed with his position distorted his face to look like Hitler complete with mustache and swastika.

Odd, that burning the flag makes Americans crazy, but depicting the president as a clown and a maniacal fascist is accepted as part of the new rude America. Maligning the image of the leader of the free world is one thing, putting the president’s life in peril is quite another. More than once, men with guns were videotaped at the health-care rallies where the president spoke. Again, history shows that letting men with guns get within range of a president has not served America well in the past. And still the “birthers” are out there claiming Barack Obama was not born in the United States, although public documentation proves otherwise. Hawaii is definitely part of the United States, but the Panama Canal Zone where his electoral opponent Senator John McCain was born? Nobody’s sure.

Last month, a 44-year-old woman in Buffalo was quite taken by President Obama when she met him in a chicken wing restaurant called Duff’s. Did she say something about a pleasure and an honour to meet the man or utter encouraging words for the difficult job he is doing? No. Quote: “You’re a hottie with a smokin’ little body.” Lady, that was the President of the United States you were addressing, not one of the Jonas Brothers! He’s your president for goodness sake, not the guy driving the Zamboni at “Monster Trucks On Ice.” Maybe next it’ll be, “Take Your President To A Topless Bar Day.”

In President Barack Obama, Americans have a charismatic leader with a good and honest heart. Unlike his predecessor, he’s a very intelligent leader. And unlike that president’s predecessor, he’s a highly moral man.

In President Obama, Americans have the real deal, the whole package and a leader that citizens of almost every country around the world look to with great envy. Given the opportunity, Canadians would trade our leader, hell, most of our leaders for Obama in a heartbeat. What America has in Obama is a head of state with vitality and insight and youth. Think about it, Barack Obama is a young Nelson Mandela. Mandela was the face of change and charity for all of Africa but he was too old to make it happen. The great things Obama might do for America and the world could go on for decades after he’s out of office.

America, you know not what you have. The man is being challenged unfairly, characterized with vulgarity and treated with the kind of deep disrespect to which no previous president was subjected. It’s like the day after electing the first black man to be president, thereby electrifying the world with hope and joy, Americans sobered up and decided the bad old days were better.

President Obama may fail but it will not be a Richard Nixon default fraught with larceny and lies. President Obama, given a fair chance, will surely succeed but his triumph will never come with a Bill Clinton caveat – “if only he’d got control of that zipper.”

Please America, give the man a fair, fighting chance. This incivility toward the leader who won over Americans and gave hope to billions of people around the world that their lives could be enhanced by his example, just naturally has to stop.

Believe me, when Americans drive by the White House and see a sign on the lawn that reads: “No shirt. No shoes. No service,” they’ll realize this new national rudeness has gone way, way too far.

OCTOBER 2010 SENIOR LIVING MAGAZINE VANCOUVER & LOWER MAINLAND

 

 

IF JESUS IS OUR WAYSHOWER, WHAT DID HE SHOW US? – PART 8 – LORD, TEACH US TO PRAY

If Jesus Is Our Wayshower, What Did He Show Us?

Nancy B. Detweiler, M.Ed., M.Div.

www.pathwaytoascension.com

BE SURE TO READ THE INTRODUCTION TO THIS SERIES FIRST.

Part 8

“Lord, Teach Us To Pray”

HELPFUL HINT – Elizabeth Clare Prophet’s chart of the Divine Self is most helpful in understanding the entirety of your being.  It relates especially well to this lesson.

http://tsl.org/2009/10/chart-of-your-divine-self/

Jesus instructed his disciples concerning the manner in which we are to pray. “When you pray, enter into your inner chamber and lock your door, and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret shall himself reward you openly.  And when you pray, do not repeat your words like the pagans, for they think that because of much talking they will be heard.  Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need, before you ask him.”[1]

Preparation for prayer entails turning our attention inward and focusing on the God dwelling within us, our I AM PRESENCE.  Prayer is a lifting upward of our thought energy, an elevating of our consciousness to the higher realms of existence.  The Psalmist described preparation for prayer, “I will lift mine eyes to the mountain from whence comes my help.  My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.”[2] Prayer, and its answer, is that two-way flow of energy between our physical self and our I AM PRESENCE.  It is to be done in secret and not with a motive of impressing others.  The power and glory are to be God’s alone.

In response to his disciples’ request, Jesus also taught us how to pray. We find the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6.  The chart of our Divine Self is an excellent visual companion to the Lord’s Prayer.  Embedded within this prayer is the formula for our transformation into the Christed Consciousness.  Let’s look at this formula more closely.

“Our Father ….” We are to address God as our Father.  These two words tell us who we are.  We are God’s children—all of us.  Because we are the children of Father/Mother God, we are child-gods learning through the human experience.  Jesus is our elder brother and we are members of one human family.  The Aramaic word for Father, Abba, signifies an intimate relationship, one that we often refer to as Dad.[3] According to Fillmore, Abba indicates a relationship of the “most tender of affections.”[4] Jesus is revealing that our relationship to God is to be one of tender affection and intimacy.

“Who art in heaven ….” Jesus taught “the kingdom of heaven is within you”[5] We are to pray to our Father/Mother God who is within us.  The kingdom of heaven within us is our I AM PRESENCE.  God has individualized within each of us and therefore, offers us the privilege of sharing an intimate relationship.  When we pray, we are not praying to a being separate from ourselves, who is far away and may not hear us.  We are praying to a Part of who we are—our I AM PRESENCE.  We are praying to the perfect Dad, the Dad who wants only the best for us.  Because the kingdom of heaven is within us, we are never alone.  We are never without unconditional love.  We are never without the means to fulfill our role in the Divine Plan.  Everything we could ever need can be found within ourselves.  Our task is to awaken to that fact.

“Hallowed be thy name.” To hallow something means to set it apart, with  reverence, for a sacred purpose.[6] Within the name is the numerical vibration on which every individual functions.  Our name reveals who we are at the core of our being.  To hallow God’s name means to set it aside for a special purpose in our lives.  We learn what this purpose is to be in the next phrase.

“Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, as in heaven so on earth.” We are to set God’s name apart as the guiding Light for our lives.  When we pray that God’s kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven, we are asking God to express through our earth plane lives as powerfully as in the higher dimensions of existence.  We are making the commitment to allow God to manifest, through our daily lives, in ways that demonstrate recognition of our true identities as a beloved Son or Daughter of God.  When we pray “Thy will be done,” we are surrendering our personal wills to the Divine Will.  Recall the Divine Self chart.  The physical part of us stands with hands open to receive, as the stream of energy flows forth from our I AM PRESENCE into our physical plane lives.  As we surrender to Divine Will, we do so knowing that our Father will bestow all things Good upon us.  There is no fear, no hesitation in receiving our Good.  The outstretched hands may also signify sharing our Good with the world.  We set apart the powerful energy, that is within the name of God, for the special purpose of assisting in creating heaven on earth and thereby, fulfilling the Divine Plan.

“Give us bread for our needs from day to day.” As we allow God’s energy to flow unimpeded into our daily lives, there is a constant supply of all we need.  We do not have to worry over “what we will eat, or what we will wear.”[7] We are to seek attunement with the kingdom of heaven within us and know that all our needs will be supplied before we can even identify them.  The chart of our Divine Self reveals we live within a capsule of white light that is connected directly to our I AM PRESENCE.  The God within us sees all of life, is unlimited, and ever-present with us.  There is no way we can experience lack, as long as we remain open to the influx of God’s abundant supply flowing to us from a source within ourselves.  We are never separated from our Good.  It is only our insufficient spiritual attunement that leads to experiencing lack or imperfection.

“And forgive us our offenses, as we have forgiven our offenders.” Because we have forgotten our true identities, this portion of the Lord’s Prayer has created much confusion.  In our spiritual blindness, we believe we are praying for God’s forgiveness.  God beholds each of us according to the immaculate conception of perfection with which we were created.  Because we made the freewill choice to experience the plane of duality, we are having continually to make decisions as to how we will live our lives.  We make mistakes and create pain.  But, the part of us that is God never changes.  God has no need to forgive us.  We must forgive our physical plane selves, for the mistakes we make while attending school on planet Earth.  Recall the chart.  The physical body is surrounded with the purple transmuting flame.  This flame is our source of forgiveness and it is ever-present with us.  As we allow the flame to transmute our negative thoughts, emotions, and actions, we are choosing to forgive ourselves.  Negativity is not a permanent energy.  It can be transformed, by the purple flame, into the pure energy of God.  Likewise, we are to view those who offend us in the same manner.  They, too, make mistakes while attending school on planet Earth.  We can just as easily transmute the pain, which we allowed our offenders to create in our lives, as we can transmute the pain we created for ourselves.  Failure to forgive ourselves, and others, creates pockets of negativity within our energy field.  These pockets clog the passageways to our reception of the constant flow of Good coming to us from our I AM PRESENCE.  Our spiritual progress hinges upon our willingness to forgive and transmute all mistakes made by ourselves and others.  We cannot move forward on the spiritual Path as long as our energy fields are clogged with negativity.  It is for this reason that forgiveness of self and others is of such paramount importance.

“And do not let us enter into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” Our I AM PRESENCE can only hold in Mind the immaculate conception of perfection with which we were created.  Since we possess the gift of freewill, it is up to us to be so closely attuned to our I AM PRESENCE that we will not enter temptation.  God does Its part by holding, for us, the image of our perfection. We must do the rest.  As we seek first the kingdom of God within us, we turn our backs to evil.  (Remember evil is turning our backs to God.)  We deliver ourselves from evil by choosing to hallow God’s name and power, by choosing to assist in creating heaven on earth.  The words “do not let us” sound as if we are asking God to prevent our entering temptation.  However, because we possess freewill, God has no power to intervene.  In the Bible, “let us” constitutes a command or fiat.  It is a powerful affirmation of what we intend in our lives.  With the words “do not let us,” we are stating our intention to attune to our I AM PRESENCE and thereby, overcome temptation and deliver ourselves from evil.

“For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory for ever and ever.” With these words, we are affirming our intention to maintain a consciousness of the kingdom within ourselves.  From this kingdom will flow our abundant supply; it is the Source of all our Good.  We are affirming our intention to allow the power of our I AM PRESENCE to flow through us and to do the works God would have us do.  Jesus explained repeatedly, “I can do nothing on my own … whatever the Father does, the Son does likewise.” [8] We are to be the channels through which God finds expression on this planet.  The numeric value of our names reveal the ways in which God chooses to manifest through us.[9] (See Endnote below)  The power for all we do is to flow from our I AM PRESENCE.  To believe our personality selves possess the power to achieve our goals is to fool ourselves and to create scenarios in which we adopt false beliefs about who we are.  Likewise, the glory for our good works belongs to our I AM PRESENCE.  When a rich ruler called him “Good Teacher,” Jesus responded, “Why do you call me good?  No one is good but God alone.”[10] In order to possess the Christed Consciousness, we must live as an outpicturing of our I AM PRESENCE, the kingdom of God within us.  All power and glory belong to this kingdom.

AMEN  – “a Hebrew word meaning certainty, truthfulness, and faithfulness.”    It also means “So be it.”[11] When we end our prayer with AMEN, we are affirming our faith that the answer is already present in our lives.  We are certain of this Truth.  “So be it” is our fiat, or command.  Prayer is not pleading for favors from a distant God.  Prayer is a means of co-creating with God—of bringing forth that which is already ours to claim, our rightful inheritance as a Son or Daughter of God.

The formula, for the Christed Consciousness depicted within the Lord’s Prayer, is one of recognizing who we truly are.  It entails abiding with continual awareness of the kingdom within ourselves, while turning outward to the world with arms outstretched in service.  The Christed Consciousness means being a vehicle through which our indwelling God can manifest freely and powerfully.

And, to God be the glory forever and ever.  Amen!

UNITY’S PRAYER OF PROTECTION

The Light of God surrounds me,

The Love of God enfolds me,

The Power of God protects me,

The Presence of God watches over me.

Wherever I am, God is.

And, all is well.


[1] Matthew 6:6-8.

[2] Psalm 121:1-2.

[3] Jesus spoke the Aramaic language, thus would have referred to our Father as Abba.

[4] Charles Fillmore, Metaphysical Bible Dictionary (Unity Village, MO:  Unity School of Christianity, 1931) 10.

[5] Luke 17:21.

[6] Dennis R. Bratcher, “Hallow,” Harper’s Bible Dictionary, 1985 ed.

[7] Matthew 6:31.

[8] John 5:19.

[9] You may determine the numeric value of your name by clicking back to my Home Page and clicking on Numerology in the left column.  WWW.PATHWAYTOASCENSION.COM

[10] Luke 18:18-19.

[11] “Amen,” Harper’s Bible Dictionary, 1985 ed.

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