The Black Hole of Forgiveness: The New Age Trap – By Gabriella Brightlight and Kathryn E. May, PsyD

The Black Hole of Forgiveness: The New Age Trap
By
Gabriella Brightlight and Kathryn E. May, PsyD

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Let’s talk about the black hole of forgiveness. Many times, people think they are expressing forgiveness when they are really in denial. A false New Age idea has been promoted that to become a loving spiritual being you need to forgive everyone, even if they mistreated, disrespected and mislead you. People are so uncomfortable with anger that it has become a religious practice to skip that emotion entirely, and go directly to shutting down to fit in. This is called “forgiveness.”

There is also a similar New Age idea which goes something like this: we cannot use judgment because judgment is condemning others, and to be a spiritual person, you must love everyone. In fact, scrutinizing, assessing and measuring what is happening is the good use of your intelligence, not an unfriendly act. The cabal worked hard, for good reason, to train us into believing that using judgment is identical to being judgmental. It was a deliberate and brilliant teaching to trick humankind into embracing blindness. If we had truly looked at them with clear judgment, we would have seen through their illusion and they would have been powerless over us.

When you look closely at something, you allow the intuitive red flag response which instantaneously leads you to Truth and away from danger. But this would mean you have to use judgment. Instead, you are expected to be ignorant of what you feel, in order to make other people feel good, especially the ones who are behaving badly toward you. You are expected to accept all people just the way they are, even if, here again… they have mistreated you, disrespected you, and mislead you.

The picture we have just described is so circular (forgiveness, denial, forgetfulness, denial, anger, denial, and blindness) it prevents you from ever getting to the point or the truth of what has actually happened. This attitude puts you forever at risk of repeating the mistakes of the past, when using your judgment and intuition would have allowed you the chance to bring your life to a higher level. So you are stuck in denial, because presumably, expressing who you are and what you think goes against forgiving others. This encourages endless tolerance toward people who should not be permitted the rights and privileges of being close to you.

This brings us to the third lie which leads to the Black Hole: By telling the truth, you are hurting others and “making waves.” This is not socially acceptable will bring rejection and abandonment (from the very people you should have already left behind). While keeping this circular emotional prison you can’t speak truly or express your feelings honestly. You are expected to beam love, or you risk being seen as intolerant, selfish and overly sensitive.

How can you be able to beam love when you have put all the resentment, rage and fear into your stomach, intestines, heart and mind in order to paste a big smile on your face and pretend all is just fine? This is not love, forgiveness, tolerance or spiritual elevation; it is denial. All of it is designed to prevent you from being free, and to prevent you from raising your vibration to be the brilliant Lightworker you really are. You have just signed on to wearing the ball and chain which will prevent you from rising to your own Ascension.

Therefore, denial really means you must put all people, events and personal behaviours that you dislike and that make you feel ashamed, angry, hurt or unworthy into a little box labeled “Things to forget.” This you place in a secret corner of yourself while you give yourself credit for having “worked this out.” By doing this, you adopt the cabal principle: “It happened so long ago it’s no longer true, so don’t bring it up.” Understand, that by doing this you cannot manifest your ideal life, because the vision of your ideal life dies with the denial of yourself.

If you are in denial mode, you can’t forgive yourself and you can’t forgive others.
How to resolve this paradox? First we must understand that there are two real forms of forgiveness.

First, there is the truth and reconciliation form of forgiveness, which takes place between two or more people who are present and aware of the interaction. It requires acknowledgement of responsibility, genuine regret and a heartfelt apology, “I promise I will never do this to you again” and they don’t, ever. Only then is it possible for the injured one to truly forgive and go on in the relationship without compromising their integrity and good judgment. (Beware the false apology which carries a tone of blame and entitlement – the “I’m sorry you made me do it” manipulation.)

The following conditions must be present in order to resolve the conflict:

– The one who has been hurt acknowledges their feelings and offers the other the opportunity to make up for their mistake. This is a gift of trust and good will.

– The person who has hurt another takes responsibility, expresses genuine regret, and asks for forgiveness. It creates an environment in which real closeness and trust can grow. From this fertile ground, a strong and healthy relationship can develop.

Genuine reconciliation and forgiveness requires openness, transparency, mutual kindness and conscious agreement before moving on. If you have not accomplished this, and you decide to stay, you are creating a recipe for disaster. If you haven’t seen all of the above elements, and you “forgive and forget” anyway, you are abandoning your freedom and the opportunity to be authentically yourself. It is wiser to walk away. Compromising your integrity in trade for resolution can only recreate the cycle of resentment and pain.

The second form of forgiveness is a solo mastery of feelings, apart from any continuing relationship. This is not to be confused with the above reconciliation/forgiveness. In this case, the perpetrator is unrepentant, unwilling to negotiate, or absent. This form of forgiveness MUST NOT be used as an excuse for playing on the dark side by supporting another’s bad behavior, or for congratulating yourself for being above it all.

We understand that the internal resolution of pain or injury from the past is the path to peace of mind. In order to accomplish this we must be willing to release all feelings of resentment or victimization, which keep us tied to the perpetrator and the darkness we experienced. Seeing that our own recovery is more important than revenge allows us to make the choice to release ourselves to love again in spite of past hurt.

One who has been devastated by traumatic events or a life without love can lose their grip on themselves, on their faith in God and their self-respect. People who have been victimized can fall into a bottomless pit of self-blame and loathing. It takes courage, determination and focus to restore your Faith and to believe in yourself.

This form of forgiveness is fundamentally about your own recovery and the decision to live in the present, in love with yourself. Embracing the truth of your past rather than trying to deny it makes it possible to restore your sense of self-respect and worthiness. This is a real achievement. Learning to love yourself is the true key to forgiveness. It is the way out of the Dark Hole, and the path to manifesting the ideal life you came here to live.

For further discussion on these issues, see Chapter 27, “How Can I Get Over It?” and Chapter 28, “Learning Forgiveness,” Who Needs Light? by Kathryn E. May, PsyD

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Sananda: How Darkness Inspires Light & “The Black Hole of Forgiveness” – An Article by Gabriella and Kathryn

Sananda: How Darkness Inspires Light

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“The Black Hole of Forgiveness” – An Article by Gabriella and Kathryn
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It is I, Sananda, coming to you from the bridge of the New Jerusalem. I am here with our beloved Ashtar and his crew, planning the next “Invasion of the Angels.” We are so excited about what you are going to experience in the next few weeks, we can hardly “contain” ourselves. That is a funny idea, isn’t it, since we don’t have containers for bodies up here, but you get what we mean. We are laughing and high-fiving and dancing for joy, envisioning the expressions on your faces when you are newly wealthy, in service to others, free from all dark restrictions, and you then look to the skies and see our glorious armada of sparkling, dancing ships, advancing toward you in a beautifully choreographed two-step!

For us, it is so clear that you have already accomplished what needs to be done to win your freedom that we are planning the celebrations. We understand that to those of you who are watching the TV “news” it seems as if gruesome violence has erupted in every country, every town and every family on the planet, but it is simply not true. The incidents you are seeing now are the contracts being fulfilled which will cause the entire world to be so sickened by the violence that they will turn away in disgust, never to return to thoughts of conquering, dominating or overpowering anyone, ever.

We are grateful for those who have taken on the responsibility of playing the role of assassins and mad despots. They are the ones who will turn the stomachs of the entire population of Planet Earth and thereby turn the tide toward Light. It has been ever thus, Dearest Ones. Humankind has needed vivid dramatizations of cruelty in order to wake them up to the revolting travesties all around them, large and small.

You are now aware that the inhumanities of the Second World War inspired the civil rights movement, the women’s movement, the gay rights movement, and the general feeling that all intolerance and inequality must be eradicated, replaced by tolerance and compassion. It may come as a surprise to you that the perpetrators of the infamous Nazi war crimes, as well as the instigators of various criminal double-dealing behind the scenes were the same ones you now revere as your beloved Ascended Masters and Archangels.

You may be dumbfounded by this idea. Why would God want his strongest and best Lightworkers to perform such abominable actions? It is fairly simple, Beloved Humans. You had all fallen so completely under the spell of the slow descent into evil that you were hypnotized, unable to respond to the day to day cruelties and injustices. You were given many chances to stop the slide into darkness. Remember – Hitler was elected in a free and democratic election. There were many points at which the people could have stopped the atrocities such as the laws which were passed requiring Jews to wear the star of David, and the early and open support of the U.S. Congress and Western bankers who were funding the Nazi war machine.

I use the example of World War II because you are most familiar with its history. Are you also familiar with the massacres perpetrated by Pol Pot, Idi Amin, Stalin, Franco, Mussolini, atrocities against Native Americans, and the people of Armenia, Guatemala, Ukraine, Turkey, Nigeria, Croatia, Sudan, and the Rwanda genocides, which were carried out by people with machetes? All these atrocities and many more could have been stopped if the victims had been supported by their neighboring countries and the full weight of international law had been brought to bear at the beginning of these movements, before the perpetrators had built a tower of might to shield them from expulsion and criminal prosecution. In each case, the warning signs were obvious, and the world turned a blind eye and went back to sleep, allowing the momentum of rage and vindictiveness to build and spew over the land like a volcanic eruption of poisonous ideas and toxic feelings.

We are now in a place in the history of the world where atrocities like these can be prevented. It is a simple thing to eliminate when the leaders of all the major countries are willing to create a fully operational civil tribunal, backed by a simple structure of local and international enforcement which requires only that individuals be arrested and brought to justice when they have performed the first evidence of cruel or inhuman behavior. It need not require tanks, troops and machine guns when the injustices are stopped at their root. No rogue individual or group can stand up against the group consciousness of a nation or a planet.

So you see, this is why we have been helping you to see these things clearly, to use your judgment and your intuitive powers to identify unfairness, inequality and abuse at the moment it is introduced to you, not after the divorce, the genocide, or the perversion of justice, when you stand in the ashes of another disaster which could have been prevented. To take this stand – that you know what you see, and are willing to act on it – is the result of mastery of full consciousness.

Living in full consciousness does not mean you only see what is pleasant, and call everything by a name that whitewashes the truth. This is an unfortunate New Age philosophy and belief system which cripples one’s intelligence and intuitive powers. The principles of forgiveness and the exercise of judgment have been twisted and contorted to create a moral straightjacket as restrictive and suffocating as any religious precepts.

I have asked Gabriella and Kathryn to write a piece to illuminate these serious misunderstandings about what makes a “good” person. They will include their article at the end of my message and post it on their media outlets to make it available for all Lightworkers. It will free many from the guilt and self-doubt which has been imposed by the unnatural demands to “forgive everyone” in the face of personal atrocities and the painful aftermath which remains unhealed.

As you have raised your consciousness and begun to feel the growing group consciousness on the planet, you have also opened your minds and hearts to accept more sophisticated and nuanced ways of looking at the world. It is now time to send old ideas and concepts to the trash heap of discarded irrational ideas, even if those ideas were presented by your favorite Lightworkers last week. Remember, Dear Ones, no idea is sacred. No thought is holy. No teachings are sacrosanct, not even, or especially not mine. Only your heart knows the truth, and it is time now to bring your heart to the fore and leave behind all old strictures and restraints to your full blossoming as a Master.

I love you eternally, without hesitation or conditions. I am Sananda, and I approve this message and the one which follows from Gabriella and Kathryn on the subject of The Black Hole of Forgiveness.

Transcribed by Kathryn E. May, August 23, 2014, 12 PM, New York

How darkness paintingThe Black Hole of Forgiveness: The New Age Trap
By
Gabriella Brightlight and Kathryn E. May, PsyD


Let’s talk about the black hole of forgiveness. Many times, people think they are expressing forgiveness when they are really in denial. A false New Age idea has been promoted that to become a loving spiritual being you need to forgive everyone, even if they mistreated, disrespected and mislead you. People are so uncomfortable with anger that it has become a religious practice to skip that emotion entirely, and go directly to shutting down to fit in. This is called “forgiveness.”

There is also a similar New Age idea which goes something like this: we cannot use judgment because judgment is condemning others, and to be a spiritual person, you must love everyone. In fact, scrutinizing, assessing and measuring what is happening is the good use of your intelligence, not an unfriendly act. The cabal worked hard, for good reason, to train us into believing that using judgment is identical to being judgmental. It was a deliberate and brilliant teaching to trick humankind into embracing blindness. If we had truly looked at them with clear judgment, we would have seen through their illusion and they would have been powerless over us.

When you look closely at something, you allow the intuitive red flag response which instantaneously leads you to Truth and away from danger. But this would mean you have to use judgment. Instead, you are expected to be ignorant of what you feel, in order to make other people feel good, especially the ones who are behaving badly toward you. You are expected to accept all people just the way they are, even if, here again… they have mistreated you, disrespected you, and mislead you.

The picture we have just described is so circular (forgiveness, denial, forgetfulness, denial, anger, denial, and blindness) it prevents you from ever getting to the point or the truth of what has actually happened. This attitude puts you forever at risk of repeating the mistakes of the past, when using your judgment and intuition would have allowed you the chance to bring your life to a higher level. So you are stuck in denial, because presumably, expressing who you are and what you think goes against forgiving others. This encourages endless tolerance toward people who should not be permitted the rights and privileges of being close to you.

This brings us to the third lie which leads to the Black Hole: By telling the truth, you are hurting others and “making waves.” This is not socially acceptable will bring rejection and abandonment (from the very people you should have already left behind). While keeping this circular emotional prison you can’t speak truly or express your feelings honestly. You are expected to beam love, or you risk being seen as intolerant, selfish and overly sensitive.

How can you be able to beam love when you have put all the resentment, rage and fear into your stomach, intestines, heart and mind in order to paste a big smile on your face and pretend all is just fine? This is not love, forgiveness, tolerance or spiritual elevation; it is denial. All of it is designed to prevent you from being free, and to prevent you from raising your vibration to be the brilliant Lightworker you really are. You have just signed on to wearing the ball and chain which will prevent you from rising to your own Ascension.

Therefore, denial really means you must put all people, events and personal behaviours that you dislike and that make you feel ashamed, angry, hurt or unworthy into a little box labeled “Things to forget.” This you place in a secret corner of yourself while you give yourself credit for having “worked this out.” By doing this, you adopt the cabal principle: “It happened so long ago it’s no longer true, so don’t bring it up.” Understand, that by doing this you cannot manifest your ideal life, because the vision of your ideal life dies with the denial of yourself.

If you are in denial mode, you can’t forgive yourself and you can’t forgive others.
How to resolve this paradox? First we must understand that there are two real forms of forgiveness.

First, there is the truth and reconciliation form of forgiveness, which takes place between two or more people who are present and aware of the interaction. It requires acknowledgement of responsibility, genuine regret and a heartfelt apology, “I promise I will never do this to you again” and they don’t, ever. Only then is it possible for the injured one to truly forgive and go on in the relationship without compromising their integrity and good judgment. (Beware the false apology which carries a tone of blame and entitlement – the “I’m sorry you made me do it” manipulation.)

The following conditions must be present in order to resolve the conflict:

– The one who has been hurt acknowledges their feelings and offers the other the opportunity to make up for their mistake. This is a gift of trust and good will.

– The person who has hurt another takes responsibility, expresses genuine regret, and asks for forgiveness. It creates an environment in which real closeness and trust can grow. From this fertile ground, a strong and healthy relationship can develop.

Genuine reconciliation and forgiveness requires openness, transparency, mutual kindness and conscious agreement before moving on. If you have not accomplished this, and you decide to stay, you are creating a recipe for disaster. If you haven’t seen all of the above elements, and you “forgive and forget” anyway, you are abandoning your freedom and the opportunity to be authentically yourself. It is wiser to walk away. Compromising your integrity in trade for resolution can only recreate the cycle of resentment and pain.

The second form of forgiveness is a solo mastery of feelings, apart from any continuing relationship. This is not to be confused with the above reconciliation/forgiveness. In this case, the perpetrator is unrepentant, unwilling to negotiate, or absent. This form of forgiveness MUST NOT be used as an excuse for playing on the dark side by supporting another’s bad behavior, or for congratulating yourself for being above it all.

We understand that the internal resolution of pain or injury from the past is the path to peace of mind. In order to accomplish this we must be willing to release all feelings of resentment or victimization, which keep us tied to the perpetrator and the darkness we experienced. Seeing that our own recovery is more important than revenge allows us to make the choice to release ourselves to love again in spite of past hurt.

One who has been devastated by traumatic events or a life without love can lose their grip on themselves, on their faith in God and their self-respect. People who have been victimized can fall into a bottomless pit of self-blame and loathing. It takes courage, determination and focus to restore your Faith and to believe in yourself.

This form of forgiveness is fundamentally about your own recovery and the decision to live in the present, in love with yourself. Embracing the truth of your past rather than trying to deny it makes it possible to restore your sense of self-respect and worthiness. This is a real achievement. Learning to love yourself is the true key to forgiveness. It is the way out of the Dark Hole, and the path to manifesting the ideal life you came here to live.

For further discussion on these issues, see Chapter 27, “How Can I Get Over It?” and Chapter 28, “Learning Forgiveness,” Who Needs Light? by Kathryn E. May, PsyD

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SHIFT OF THE AGES – A FILM – STORY OF THE MAYA, MAYAN CALENDAR, 2012

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THIS FILM MAY BE VIEWED FREE 12/14 – 12/21/12

 Shift of the Ages

“A TRUE & AUTHENTIC STORY OF THE MAYA, THE MAYAN

CALENDAR, 2012, & THE TURBULENT TIMES IN

WHICH WE ARE LIVING”

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  Wandering Wolf
 Wandering Wolf – Messenger of the Maya

the MAYA

“Millions of Maya currently live in Central America. They are a vibrant and humble culture whose ancestors were sophisticated mathematicians and astronomers. They offer a unique perspective of our modern times as the end of the Mayan Long Count calendar approaches. The modern Maya traditions parallel the ancient Maya traditions. Honoring the Earth and the wisdom of their ancestors and traditions such as the fire ceremony are present in their culture today, just as they were centuries ago.

The Maya Long Count Calendar is both mysterious and fascinating because of the precision with which Mayan calculated the exact location of the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. Although the Maya are famous for this Long Count Calendar, they consider their Sacred Day calendar to be of much greater significance.

As there are several different lineages within the Maya culture, this Sacred Day calendar is known by 2 different names: the Yucatecan Maya call it the Tzol’kin and the Maya from the highlands, particularly in Guatemala, refer to it as the Chol’qi. Wandering Wolf tells us “The Calendar’s knowledge was bequeathed to the Maya by the Abuelos, the Grandfathers who came from the stars.” This is why he refers to his message as the Maya Cosmo-Vision.

There is no question that the Maya have a different perspective of time than modern man; they consider time to be cyclical, not linear. Some Maya have the ability, through deep meditation, to exit the apparent constraints of time to access wisdom and knowledge crucial for our time, which brings us to the present.

The Maya approach “prophecy” by deeply studying the nature of fundamental cycles, as well as astronomical cycles, and their synchronicity to human events. They are aware of the role human consciousness plays in connecting to, and obtaining information from nature. They speak of a year “zero” approaching soon, thought by some scholars to be in the 2012 timeframe. This “zero” time period, is the transition between epochs of creation, what the Maya refer to as the change of Suns.”     http://www.shiftoftheages.com/the-maya/

 

PREPARING FOR ASCENSION – USING YOUR ASTROLOGICAL SUN SIGNS

PREPARING FOR ASCENSION – USING YOUR ASTROLOGICAL

SUN SIGN

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

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Forgiveness and Release are a major way in which we purify in preparation for ascension to 5th dimensional consciousness.  As we do so, it is helpful to understand our Soul purpose for this incarnation.

Before we incarnated, we—with the help of our spirit guides—created a Soul Contract in which we planned the means by which we would achieve our Soul purpose.  We contracted with other human beings to play particular roles in our life so that we could be sure to learn successfully the lessons we incarnated to learn.  Thus, each individual in our lives who played an influential role—parent, sibling, child, relative, lover, partner, spouse, boss, close friend—all have been in your life for a reason.  The role each played may have been painful or joyous, with many degree-shades in between.

We chose to incarnate on Earth’s plane of duality because suffering is a more rapid way in which to learn.  As long as life flows smoothly, we make few changes.  A traumatic relationship or event stimulates us to meet the challenge and overcome it.  We grow spiritually in the process.  As we look back over our lives, we can see people or events that were challenging, but about whom/what we can say, “I’m so glad that happened or that person was in my life because otherwise I would not have learned all that I did.  In truth, it was the best thing that could have happened!”  These will be the people or events that are a part of your Soul Contract.

If the individual or event played a painful role, it was so we could learn the lessons our Soul desired.  Keep in mind that we also are playing a particular role in their lives as well.  While they help us learn, we are assisting them to learn their lessons.  Most, if not all, of this role playing is performed from the subconscious level.  We cloak ourselves in forgetfulness when we enter the plane of duality.  Few remember anything about the Soul Contract, although we frequently recognize an individual upon meeting.  We say, “I feel like I have know him/her all of my life.”

A great way to evaluate our lives … to forgive and release the actions of others … is to study your Soul Purpose … consider all those who played a role in helping us achieve that purpose … understand that had they not played that role we may not  have attained the goals of our Soul.  Once we understand the vital role each played in our lives, we realize THERE IS NOTHING TO FORGIVE.  Instead, we want to thank them.  Remember, those who played a painful role LOVED US ENOUGH TO DO SO.

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Your Soul Purpose is revealed by the astrological sign in which your Sun is located.  This location is determined by the date of birth.  Find your Sun sign below … use the information to look back at your life … consider all the major persons/events in your life.  As you do so, you will find that your life has unfolded in a constructive manner, regardless of the ways in which it did so.  Success = achieving your Soul Purpose.

Contrary to what our world teaches us, success is not based on your status in the world.  To achieve success in the world’s eyes is not why you incarnated.

You incarnated to successfully complete your Soul’s purpose.

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AN ARIES INCARNATION (March 21-April 21) is an important lifetime.  It offers opportunities for establishing a strong sense of ego-identity; for learning to set boundaries; and, by learning to use the intellect and intuitive mind, to develop a sense of separateness as a unique human being.  What is initiated in ARIES will be the basis from which the soul expresses for the next eleven incarnations through the zodiac.  During the ARIES incarnation, the soul experiences inner resourcefulness and self-reliance.  It is an opportunity to learn that the I AM is the SELF.  A balance between polarities, ARIES & Libra, can be achieved through building a lasting, happy marriage or partnership.  ARIES  learns how to move forward, even if it is through a dark tunnel.  Optimism is eternal; ARIES knows there is light at the end of the tunnel.

A TAUREAN INCARNATION (April 21-May 22) offers the opportunity to develop an enlightened value system that transcends attachment to material possessions and persons.  TAURUS learns through experiences with the physical.  The ultimate goal is to infuse matter with Spirit.  TAURUS is seeking a balance between being serious over responsibilities and allowing greed to overwhelm her.  In TAURUS, the instincts and passions are confronted.  There can be a great deal of inertia to overcome.  This inertia can be beautifully transformed into the capacity for outstanding meditative concentration.

GEMINI INCARNATION (May 22-June 21) is a most important one because GEMINI is attuned to the dualities in life, accepts their existence, and learns to rise above the plane of duality, via the Rainbow Bridge, into the One.  GEMINI, in turn, is to communicate that knowledge with others.  Synthesis of the myriad facts, sought out by GEMINI, into a meaningful whole that can be shared with others is a major goal for GEMINI.

A CANCER INCARNATION (June 21-July 21) offers the opportunity to get in touch with the feelings and to learn to control and constructively channel emotions into creative and humanitarian endeavors.  CANCER marks the beginning of a new cycle of evolution and the building of a strong inner foundation upon which to base future spiritual evolution.  CANCER is to learn to “let go” all the familiar signposts of security and to move out into the world.  It is an opportunity to develop the qualities of compassion and nourishment.

A LEO INCARNATION (July 22-August 22) is an important one, for it offers the opportunity to both develop the ego and to surrender the ego to the Self.  This task is vital to the positive ongoing nature of Soul unfoldment.  LEO cannot learn to merge with the Whole until he has awakened to his own unique role as the Part.  For this reason, LEO must go through a stage of development in which he is focused on self/ego.  Creative self-expression is vital to this process.  LEO’s task is self-mastery; LEO’s quest is for Wholeness.

A VIRGO INCARNATION (August 21-September 22) offers the opportunity to achieve the Christed Consciousness through the synthesis of the lower bodies into a soul-centered means of service to humanity.  VIRGO serves as an expression of self/Self.

A LIBRA INCARNATION (September 21-October 21) presents the opportunity for the soul to rest before moving into the transformative struggles that characterize Scorpio.  A LIBRA INCARNATION relates to the 7th Day of Creation, a karmic hiatus.  A sense of self has been achieved during incarnations in the first 6 zodiac signs; now a day of rest is permissible.  A LIBRA INCARNATION will focus on relationships, on balancing the personality and the soul while relating to the external world.

A SCORPIO INCARNATION (October 21-November 21) is a pivotal incarnation during which she will either progress or retrogress.  Beginning early in life, much past life karma will be resolved, either consciously or unconsciously.  Nothing is frivolous; everything is important to SCORPIO.  SCORPIO is the way out of the personality life—in her, the Way of the Disciple is revealed.  The process of death to the lower self and resurrection into the Higher Self is the path of SCORPIO.  SCORPIO’s struggles will include dealing with past life residue while attempting to reach for the Soul.  She must descend into her depths in order to ascend into her heights.

A SAGITTARIUS INCARNATION(November 21-December 21) marks the final stage of an alchemical purification.  This process will often begin with an injury to the physical body, especially the hip.  SAGITTARIUS is to evolve from being unable to dismount from his horse (the Centaur) >>> to the Knight who has conquered his animal nature and may now dismount when he chooses >>> to the Knight who rides while aiming his arrow of one-pointed devotion skyward to the source of all Wisdom.  SAGITTARIUS is to become the One-Pointed Disciple whose arrow signifies the shaft of light released from his Higher Mind in order to bring about an expanded awareness in the lives of humanity.

A CAPRICORN INCARNATION (December 21-January 21) involves the search for dharma, or a mission in life.  Following the initiatory process of CAPRICORN, she is ready to serve humanity—she has earned her place among the World Servers.  The spiritual work accomplished through CAPRICORN must crystallize and be grounded on the Earth.  It involves the correct harnessing of Earth’s resources.

AN AQUARIAN INCARNATION (January 22-February 21) involves the search for the Holy Grail.  AQUARIUS must go alone, and in his own way, into the dark forest on his search for the Holy Grail.  His journey can be lonely at times.  The work of the AQUARIAN soul is to surrender his will to the Divine Will for the greater good of the Whole.  AQUARIUS is to be the Angel Waterbearer to the whole of humanity.

A PISCES INCARNATION (February 21-March 21) involves the search for the inner Castle of Peace.  It is in PISCES that the Victory of Love is to be won.  The meaning of PISCES is found as she learns to take the journey into her creative unconscious, where her spirit is refreshed, where a period of inactivity in the outer world can restore her ability to heal and serve in that outer world.   Time spent in the unconscious—reading, meditating, creating, writing, composing music—is absolutely essential to PISCES’ well-being.  To deny this part of self is for PISCES (more so than the other zodiac energies) to deny her Soul.  PISCES is the sign of rebirth as the Divine Child.

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You may learn more about your Sun sign at:  http://www.pathwaytoascension.com/astrology/index.htm

 

CRY OUT VOCIFEROUSLY FOR SPIRITUAL ASSISTANCE & YOU WILL RECEIVE IT IN ABUNDANCE.

Cry out vociferously for spiritual assistance and you will receive it in abundance

12/12/2012 by John Smallman

http://johnsmallman.wordpress.com/

Release

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With the end of this calendar year approaching and expectations rising, the numbers of you engaging daily in meditation — with the strong intent both to awaken, and send and share love, compassion, and forgiveness to all who are in need — are growing ever larger.  This is exactly as it should be.  There is a divine plan unfolding, with all that is required to happen to bring this stage of it to completion occurring precisely on schedule, because it is God’s Will that it should – but remember that outside the illusion time is absent.

Referring to a schedule makes it hard for you to grasp the significance of many things that are happening all across the world, and even for you to be aware of many other equally significant events that the mainstream media does not report on, because to you a schedule is time sensitive and to understand it without the element of time is, to say the least, confusing.

In Reality the limits and constraints of time do not exist, but for you that is not easy to understand.  In fact, it is practically incomprehensible.  Continuing to trust that your Father’s Will for you is eternal joy, and that it will be achieved as divinely intended is actively encouraged by your angels and guides in spite of any doubts or misgivings you may feel, because it raises your frequency and makes it easier for you to connect with them and receive their proffered help.  You do need their help; you can do nothing alone because there is no such state.  And, of course, that trust in your Father is utterly justified.

Your regular times of prayer, meditation, and contemplation strengthen that trust and enable you to engage more fully with the help that is constantly on offer — help that will assist you in releasing your attachments to the illusion and to all the distractions with which it presents you, as it attempts, constantly, to convince you that it is real.  Those attachments are being teased apart, and their complete removal is ensured because you are cooperating.  Concentrate on strengthening that cooperation by adding your willing enthusiasm to release any remaining pockets of judgment, resentment, or anger, especially those you still feel can only be resolved by an abject apology owed to you by one whom you believe has deeply hurt you.

Forgiveness is the key to release, and if you have difficulty with that, it most likely indicates that you have areas of denial in which lie hidden actions or events of which you may be ashamed and for which you feel unable to forgive yourselves, and so you project them on to others.  If you find yourselves unable to forgive someone else, it generally means that you cannot, for whatever deep-seated and unknown reason, forgive yourselves.  When you have forgiven yourselves, forgiving others is a breeze!

If forgiveness is a problem for you, look within and cry out vociferously for spiritual assistance, and you will receive it in abundance.  You may be quite amazed at what shows up: stuff long since past and forgotten, but on which you still hold a strong emotional charge.  Often, in childhood, you have been judged and punished unjustly, but because of your dependence on those who judged you, you accepted it and the wrongful shame it imposed.  It was far too painful for you to keep in your conscious mind, and for your own survival you buried it as deeply as you possibly could.

All that “stuff” is now coming up for release, and initially the anger felt for those unjust acts committed against you will appear to be the issue; look deeper and you will find the shame, the disgrace that you felt about yourself for which you cannot forgive yourself.  That is what you need to release, and with your adult awareness it is completely apparent that you had absolutely no reason whatever to feel shame or disgrace, and so you can easily now forgive yourself for this unwarranted judgment against yourself.  As you let it go, you will feel as though a mighty weight has been lifted off you, and a wonderful sense of freedom will envelop you.  It truly is the start of your awakening into Reality.  Delve deep within, release any guilt or shame that you find, reclaim your divinely given freedom that it seems others have taken from you, and know, truly know that you are forever free, just as God created you.

With so very much love, Saul.

Channeled by John Smallman

AS YOU AWAKEN, THE FOG WILL CLEAR FROM YOUR MINDS

As you awaken, the fog will clear from your minds

December 12, 2012 by John Smallman

http://johnsmallman2.wordpress.com/

 Jesus

Many have talked of the End Times approaching, but you are really approaching the Beginning Times as a new age of peace, harmony, and abundance for all humanity comes into view.  The satisfaction and contentment that you will experience, as all that could frighten, worry, or cause you any kind of suffering just dissolves, leaving absolutely no trace to disturb your constant state of sublime peace, is definitely something to which you can look forward.  A New Age, for which you have been yearning, is about to dawn.

As the short period remaining before you awaken winds down it would be good to address any issues that you may have been avoiding, or perhaps considered too insignificant to concern yourselves with.  However, anything that would fall into the category of holding a grudge, a derogatory judgment of another, or something unforgiven, no matter how small or inconsequential it seems, does need to be released.  If you can remember it, then it needs to be released. Everyone has things that have been totally forgotten that could have been released, but if they are truly forgotten they are as good as already released and forgiven.  It is just the small niggling things, which are occasionally retained because they give a person a sense of satisfaction, of being right, that now need to be released to clear your energy fields – that person who queue-barged, pinched your parking-spot, made an unwarranted and unkind remark – small seemingly insignificant momentary occurrences that you still remember.  Let them go.

As the moment of your awakening approaches do not let the anticipation, the wondering about how it will all play out, distract you from holding your Light on high, and from intending that all become engaged with the divine energy field. This field is gathering together all the individual intentions to share compassion, forgiveness, acceptance and love worldwide into itself, where a great intensification of that intent will occur so that no one will be able to remain unaware of its powerful presence influencing them with its enormous sense of peace, acceptance, and of course, Love.

Whenever you can, it is good to join together in groups to meditate at the same instant – you do not need to be physically present with one another as long as you have made the joint intent – to continue strengthening the awaking process for the planet herself and for all the sentient beings whose lives she supports. Intend that Love penetrate the hearts of those most forcefully opposed to the essential changes that are happening worldwide.  It is very effective to do so, and some of them will most definitely have a change of heart, even at this late stage of your collective spiritual evolution because, with God, all things are possible.

The Light that shines out from so many of you and from the planet herself is extremely beautiful, and increases in brightness and intensity with each passing day, because the amount of time spent in prayer or in meditation all over the world has been increasing, as ever more of humanity feels the irresistible urge to develop their spiritual aspects.  The loving intent that so many of you have been expressing, and which has helped you to align yourselves with the divine field of Love that surrounds Earth, has strengthened your integration with that field so that it effects everyone on the planet most positively.

The level of energy required to awaken you from your eons-long slumber has nearly been reached, and when it is achieved, as it very shortly will, it will be impossible for you to cling any longer to the state of sleep that has caused you so much suffering and confusion.  As you awaken, the fog will clear from your minds; your vision, your awareness will become crystal clear, and you will have returned Home and into recognition of who you truly are: the perfect children of God, whose Love for you knows no bounds.

Your loving brother, Jesus.

Channeled by John Smallman

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FORGIVENESS IS THE BEST MEDICINE FOR HEALING AVAILABLE TO YOU

Forgiveness is the best medicine for healing available to you

November 9, 2012 by John Smallman

http://johnsmallman2.wordpress.com/

Jesus

Now that a major illusory distraction has passed – yes, the US presidential election – you way-showers and Light-workers can focus once more on your task of assisting the sleepers to awaken.  Love . . . love . . . love is the answer to all problems, issues, and disagreements, and when you awaken into Reality – the creative energy field of divine Love – you will immediately understand this.  Here there is no conflict because Love joins all together in harmonious cooperation, and Love, your true nature, has no desires that could possibly lead to disagreement or conflict because It wants what is best for everyone, always. That is Oneness in operation.

Focus on that divine truth, refocus on it, and refocus on it.  That is how you change the environment from one of fear to one of loving trust, which is what every single person incarnate within the illusion truly wants.  It is achievable! Focus on it constantly and see how all your relationships change for the better.  A loving presence, which is the major spiritual attribute of every human, offered indiscriminately and unconditionally by each one of you in every interaction can and will change the world.  It started to do so eons ago, but until the last two or three centuries of your present era its influence was quite small.  Since the tragedy and suffering of World War I humanity’s vision has altered enormously as the insanity of millions of men killing one another — because their governments and military commanders told them to do so — became an actuality that no one could any longer deny.

Never before in your human history has there been such a growth in concern and compassion for one another as has occurred since that unconscionable and incredibly arrogant decision was made by men of supposedly sound mind to engage in all-out war in August 1914.  In a way it was a necessary lesson for humanity — bearing in mind that war, suffering, and all its attendant miseries, while extremely painful for those involved, are illusory.  When you awaken, all the embedded pain that many are still holding onto — because wars remain an ongoing concern all across the world — will dissolve along with the nightmares that you have been experiencing for so long.

Your essential task is to be loving, compassionate bearers of the Light in every moment.  You can do it because the power of Heaven is supporting you in this. Do not judge yourselves as bad, wrong, or unworthy when you forget and react unlovingly to a perceived attack or offense.  Recognize what has happened. Allow yourselves to be human by accepting that you made an error and by forgiving yourselves.  Judging yourselves (or others) and angrily reliving the experience shuts down the flow of loving energy which it is your express intent to share, until you stand back from the situation, or the memory of it, and forgive yourselves and the others involved.  When you have done that, then you can move back into your natural intended state of love and compassion for all.

It can be very hard for you to forgive; and when you hold on to resentment over perceived mistreatment, you drain away your energy and your stress mounts. To forgive is a decision that you can make instantly (again, of yourselves or of others); it simply requires that you stand back from the situation and do it.  At first your ego will resist by drawing your attention to the pain, shame, or blame it believes you have suffered.  Don’t go down that road — it is an endless loop of re-experiencing the pain of something that has passed.  Just strengthen your intent to forgive and focus your attention on something that pleases you (NOT “I know I was right!”), something you are looking forward to with happy expectation, and dismiss the painful memory because it serves no useful purpose.

Because your true nature is Love, then even in the illusion, in the egoic bodies to which you have anchored yourselves, to forgive is a natural response which your egos frequently persuade you to restrain.  Forgiveness is an aspect of yourselves that you are unable to discard because it is part of your eternal, loving nature. You can deny it, refuse to countenance it, and fill your mind with justification for your unforgiving attitudes and behaviors, but it remains within you, waiting for you to recognize its validity, its essential goodness, and its ability to heal all wounds.

If you are having trouble forgiving anyone at all, or if you truly believe that to forgive is unconscionable in some circumstances, then ask for guidance and clarity from whoever in the spiritual realms you feel most comfortable addressing. You will be heard, you will be helped, and when that happens you will experience a remarkable sense of peace and satisfaction, and you will wonder why you held out against forgiveness for so long.  Forgiveness is the best medicine for healing available to you — so use it and be healed.

Your loving brother, Jesus.

Channeled by John Smallman

ARE WE READY TO FORGIVE THE TOP 1%?

ARE WE READY TO FORGIVE THE TOP 1%?

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

        99%, we live in a time when truth is spilling out all over the planet.  We are waking up and finding that life is not what we thought.  We are learning that we have been lied to in every facet of our lives, with no exception.  Life has been an illusion and now our false perceptions are being shattered by the light of truth.  The foundations on which we heretofore built our lives lie crumbled at our feet.

Of course, anger is natural; but is it the most productive manner in which to react?  Within weeks, maybe even days, we will begin to see mass arrests of dark cabal members on American soil.  The evidence against them is irrefutable and will be made known to the people.  Once the dark cabal—those who planned to create a New World Order in which the 99% were to be slaves—are removed from their power positions, will we choose to spend precious time focusing on being angry, taking revenge, punishing them, or will we choose to immediately get busy re-creating our world into a loving, peaceful one?

The dark cabal members have sentenced themselves to the unfolding of the Universal Law, we reap what we sow.   There is no escape from this Law, so we do not have to spend time making sure that they are punished.  Can we, instead, forgive them and turn our attention to building a better world for 100% of the people?

Forgiveness is essential—for our sake.  For, in actuality, we are not innocent bystanders.  We allowed their criminal acts to take place by not being ever-vigilant in our search for truth.  The Occupy Movement of 2011 was the first evidence of a nationwide awakening to what has really been going on in our world for centuries.  True, we have been deeply deceived; but, we must also ask:  “Why did we not awaken sooner?  Why did we allow circumstances to reach the brink of total enslavement before standing up and saying ‘No’?”

I am not at all convinced that Americans have understood that we the people are the only permanent office holders.  We, as citizens, have failed to fulfill the responsibilities of our office.  In so doing, we have allowed the dark cabal to gain control over us.  According to the cabal, the best way to hide evidence is in full view of the people.  Why?  Because we—as the only permanent office holders of this nation—have heretofore neglected the duties of our office.  We do not bother to seek truth on our own.

A few examples that any observant individual should notice are:

1.  What is the meaning of the gold fringe on the American flag?

                          Our national flag

       A military flag

For explanation, see:  http://www.banned-books.com/truth-seeker/1994archive/121_5/ts215b.html

Does this explanation mean that we are living under maritime law, not our national constitutional law?

Actually, we have lived under maritime law since at least 1933.  See:  http://forum.davidicke.com/showthread.php?t=126712

 

2.  Have you ever seen a controlled demolition?  Look at the videos and ask:  “Why did we go to war with Iraq and Afghanistan?”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSApOavkHg8&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ptvvbaR0-U&feature=related

3.  For all individuals born since the early 1960s, why is your name typed using all caps on your birth certificate?

http://www.scribd.com/doc/6967949/The-Legalities-of-AllCapitalLetters-Names-your-drivers-license-

17. The Birth Certificate

 Since the early 1960’s, State governments – themselves specially created, juristic, corporate persons signified by all caps – have issued Birth Certificates to “persons” with legal fiction all-caps names. This is not a lawful record of your physical birth, but rather the birth of the juristic, all-caps name. It may appear to be your true name, but since no proper name is ever written in all caps (either lawfully or grammatically) it does not identify who you are. The Birth Certificate is the government’s self-created document of title for its new “property,” i.e. the deed to the juristic-name artificial person whose all-caps name “mirrors” your true name. The Birth Certificate brings the new all-caps name into colorable admiralty/maritime law, the same way a ship (and ship of state) is berthed.

So, who are you?  Property of the government?

These examples are enough to reveal just how serious our negligence in fulfilling our responsibilities as citizens has been.  The dark cabal has taken control while we watched and, in many cases, supported their actions.  That we did not know their true motives is no excuse.  We failed to do our homework and determine the real motivations behind their actions.   This failure on our part relates to every facet of our lives:  religion, education, government, economic, legal, corporate, and media.

With this in mind, when we forgive the cabal, we forgive ourselves.  We accomplish nothing by reacting to the myriad of cover-ups that are to be revealed with anger, violence, or desire for revenge.

It is time to forgive them and ourselves.  It is time to wake up and to recognize our true power … our true identities … our true mission for being on Planet Earth during this momentous time in our evolutionary history.

Are we ready to forgive the top 1%?

ALL THAT IS HIDDEN MUST NOW BE REVEALED

All That Is Hidden Must Now Be Revealed

by: Patricia Diane Cota-Robles

03/08/12

www.eraofpeace.org

“All that is hidden must now be revealed.” That statement reflects a profound Truth that is affirmed by all world religions and spiritual aspirants whenever the end times that we are now in the midst of are discussed. For several decades, sincere and dedicated people have been focusing on everything that is wrong with Humanity and our institutions, and they have used every possible opportunity to tell the masses about all of the negative things occurring on the planet. Their intent was to wake people up from the mesmerized stupor in which so many of us function. The problem is that our thoughts and feelings are creative, so when we encourage people to focus their attention on all of the maladies that are causing Humanity’s pain and suffering, without giving them viable solutions to solve the problems, we just incite fear and anger. This actually feeds and empowers the very maladies we are trying to expose, and it makes everything much worse.

Now, during this momentous year of 2012, the Company of Heaven want us to clearly understand that indeed “All that is hidden must NOW be revealed.” But it is imperative that the viable solutions to the appalling and shocking things being exposed are also revealed. At this very moment, when we are being bombarded with the polarizing misrepresentations of global politics, and terrorized by the saber-rattling of potential new wars it is vital that we step back, take a deep breath, and invoke the Light of God to help us see the bigger picture.

The need of the hour is for us to learn about the clandestine people, places, conditions, and things that have manipulated and controlled us, without being pulled into the fray or overwhelmed with negative emotions. That is easier said than done when we become aware that these things and the people behind them are responsible for a vast number of the challenges we are all experiencing, and most of Humanity’s pain and suffering. However, if we want to free ourselves from this oppressive situation so we can co-create the patterns of perfection for the New Earth and our New Planetary CAUSE of Divine Love, we have no other option.

We are One with ALL Life, there is no separation. That means that there is no such thing as “us against them.” If we are going to God Victoriously Ascend up the Spiral of Evolution into the 5th-Dimensional Realms of God’s Infinite Light, we must become aware of all that is hidden so that we can transmute it back into Light. Then we will be able to take positive and peaceful action. Together we will clear the way and co-create a new paradigm that reflects our Oneness and the Reverence for ALL Life. But first and foremost, in order to get to that place, we must detach from the negativity we are learning about and observe what is being revealed to us as an objective observer. Never has there been a more optimum time for us to accomplish that mighty feat.

All is in readiness. At this very moment, there are patterns of perfection from the Causal Body of God that contain practical and viable solutions to our energy crisis, global warming, disease, poverty, aging, hunger, homelessness, war, and every other human miscreation. These solutions are flooding into the mental and emotional strata of Earth and they are registering in the hearts and minds of Awakening Humanity. Unfortunately, there are souls in embodiment who, through greed and the inequitable distribution of money, have been able to suppress the knowledge of these solutions and the corresponding technologies that are available to us NOW. The good news is this unbridled abuse of power is coming to an end. This is not occurring by chance. It is happening because of the tenacious and dedicated work of Lightworkers around the world.

At long last, through the unified efforts of Heaven and Earth, a very positive tool has been created that is revealing the hidden things that must be exposed in the most positive way and at the same time it gives viable solutions that you and I can participate in that will change the course of history. Timing is everything. It is not by chance that during the monumental year of 2012 this powerful and informative tool is sweeping the Internet revealing shocking things that have been hidden for centuries, and viable solutions that will transform our lives and the lives of every facet of Life on Earth.

I am referring to the movie Thrive. I am not associated with this movie in any way, but highly recommend it to everyone. I have included the link to the website below. Please listen to the short video of Foster Gamble’s introduction and then give yourself the gift of this 2 hour movie.

As you watch this informative movie remember to stay centered in your heart. Observe the hidden things that are being revealed as a detached, objective observe, and utilize the greatest focus of your attention on the recommended solutions.

After you watch the movie, ask your I AM Presence how you can be the greatest force of positive change in your own life and on the planet. As I have expressed to you many times, I AM deeply grateful for you and your willingness to add to the Light of the World. God Bless You!

This is our time, and through our unified efforts Victory is Ours!

 

Link to the movie Thrive: www.thrivemovement.com/home

 

DO YOU WANT TO BE MADE WELL?

DO YOU WANT TO BE MADE WELL?

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

Scripture:  John 5:1-5, 14

       “After this there was a festival of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.  Now in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate there is a pool, called in Hebrew Bethesda, which has five porticoes.  In these lay many invalids—blind, lame, and paralyzed.  One man was there who had been ill for thirty-eight years.  When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had been there a long time, he said to him, ‘Do you want to be made well?’  The sick man answered him, ‘Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; and while I am making my way, someone else steps down ahead of me.’  Jesus said to him, ‘Stand up, take your mat and walk.’  At once the man was made well, and he took up his mat and began to walk.

Later Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, ‘See, you have been made well!  Do not sin any more, so that nothing worse happens to you.’”

SETTING:  The setting for this story is Bethesda, a pool in Jerusalem with five porticoes, or porches.  The sick lie around this pool waiting for the angel of the Lord to appear and stir up the water.  They believe that the first person to step into the water, after the angel has stirred it, will be healed.

In Hebrew, Bethesda means “house of healing.”  Metaphysically, Bethesda symbolizes that point in our conscious awareness when we begin to feel Spirit flowing through us, cleansing us of our impurities.  Metaphysically, the five porches represent our five earth plane senses.

Thus the setting reveals that the sick lying on the porches are still attuned to their five senses, rather than to the ever-active healing power of God residing within them.  There are several ways in which their thoughts are imprisoning them in this pattern of dis-ease.

1.   They are waiting.  Anytime we orient our lives into a mode of “waiting,” that is what we create—waiting.

  1. They are waiting for something outside themselves to appear and heal them.
  2. They believe in limitation.  Only one person will be healed—the one who is first to step into the stirred waters.

4.  At least some of them view themselves as victim.  “I have no one to lift me into the water.”

You and I also sit around the pool of Bethesda.  How recently have you said, “I am waiting until …” in reference to a major goal in your life?  To what person or event outside of yourself are you looking for healing? … for that feeling of completeness? … for the courage to move forward with your life?  What factors in your life do you view as limiting your possibilities?  In what ways do you consider yourself to be a victim? … a victim of lack? … a victim of habit patterns? … a victim of illness?

JESUS APPEARS AT BETHESDA:  The physical location of  the story reveals an opportunity for each of us to life our consciousness to higher levels.  Jesus symbolizes the healing power of God dwelling within each of us.  Jesus chooses to speak to a man who has been ill for 38 years.  In numerology, 38 reduces to the number vibration of 11, telling us that this man is now approaching self-mastery.  He is ready to be healed by his own indwelling God presence.  He is ready to lift his conscious awareness above the physical plane of his five senses.  He is ready to be made well.

JESUS ASKS:  “DO YOU WANT TO BE MADE WELL?”

This is an extremely important question that each of us must ask of ourselves:  “Am I  ready to be made well by my indwelling God presence?”  Until we are ready to be healed, healing can actually be disruptive to the soul’s progress – or – healing will not occur because dis-ease contains a pay-off for us that is greater than the perceived pay-off of a healing.  For example:  A person who uses illness to gain the attention and caring of others may find the possibility of a healing to be frightening.  If so, this person will resist the healing.  Or, if a particular dis-ease is healed, with no shift in the consciousness level of the patient, another dis-ease will soon manifest.  All true healing is founded upon a change in consciousness—a turning to the God within.  An affirmative answer to Jesus’ question, “Do you want to be made well?” is therefore essential.

THE MAN ANSWERS JESUS according to his sense perception, which renders him a victim:  “I have no one to put me into the pool.”  Viewing life through his five senses, the man sees himself as helpless in the face of deprivation and limitation.  Though he is ready to be healed, he is not yet aware of the healing power lying latent within himself.  But Spirit is stirring within him.  Jesus’ question meets a receptive soul, open to the possibility of healing.

Are you open and receptive to divine order unfolding in your life?  Are you ready to be healed of the error thought, painful emotion, or physical dis-ease that holds you prisoner to life as seen through the five senses?

JESUS DOES NOTHING; INSTEAD, HE SPEAKS THE WORDS OF HEALING BY THROWING THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ACTION BACK ON THE MAN:  “Stand up, take your mat and walk.”  The man is healed as he takes action.  A tremendous shift in consciousness had to take place in order for a man who has waited by the pool for 38 years to stand up and walk in obedience to Jesus’ command.  No longer is he waiting … no longer is he allowing thoughts of deprivation and limitation to imprison him in a diseased body … no longer is he expecting someone or something outside himself to perform the healing … no longer does he consider himself to be victim.  He takes action in response to an inner urging of Spirit.  He, like each of us, has the inner power to respond to Spirit by taking physical plane action in the very areas that have heretofore held him prisoner.  He has believed himself to be unable to walk—he gets up and walks.

In what areas of life do you believe yourself to be powerless to take affirmative action?  Your indwelling God presence would have you know that you have the power to “get up and walk.”

In the case of physical healing, Charles Fillmore (co-founder of the Unity Movement) reminds us that physiology describes the blood corpuscles as little batteries, each with a negative and a positive pole.  If these batteries are filled with the positive life force, they constantly electrify the body.  But if, through the power of our thoughts and words, we affirm the negative or our dis-ease, we rob these batteries of their natural electrifying energy.  We slow down their vitality by giving them an element of negation.  To hold negative thoughts in the mind is to stamp negation on the body.  To demonstrate perfect health, we must plant the knowledge of that perfection in our minds and body.  We must be attuned to the constant influx of Spirit establishing equilibrium within our bodies, independently of the traditional healing modalities of our culture.  Those persons waiting around the Pool of Bethesda were imprisoned by their faith in a traditional healing modality outside themselves—the stirring of the waters by an angel.

Lest anyone misunderstand, neither the Bible, Fillmore, nor I are recommending ignoring traditional medicine.  We are stating that the true source of all healing is within us in the form of our indwelling God presence.  It is as we attune consciously to this presence of Spirit that we are truly empowered to stand up, take our mat, and walk as a person healed of all dis-ease.

LATER THAT DAY, JESUS FOUND THE HEALED MAN IN THE TEMPLE.  Jesus cautioned him, “See, you have been made well!  Do not sin any more, so that nothing worse happens to you.”

Fillmore defines sin as “wrong thinking,” the belief in two powers—good and evil.  When Jesus warns the man not to sin any more, he is encouraging him not to allow himself to resume giving attention to the negative, not to once more focus on thoughts of limitation or dis-ease.

Then Jesus makes a curious statement, “so that nothing worse happens to you.”  In essence, Jesus is saying to the man, “if being healed after 38 years of negative thinking does not transform your conscious awareness, then something even more traumatic will be required to get your attention.  The same problem will repeat itself until we allow the Christ Consciousness to heal us completely—to move us beyond any tendency to revert to negative thinking or to be imprisoned by beliefs based on a perception of life through our five senses.

As we seek healing, we are to concentrate upon the flowing of the Spirit throughout our bodies, our minds, our emotions, and our lives.  We are to remember that through the power of God all things are made right and good.  We are to recall that God is Love, God is Good, and that God is all that is.  There is only one power in the universe.  All else is illusion, based on wrong thinking.  Belief in this One Power is our true source of healing and transformation into the Christed individual we are all to become.  Then, we too will possess the capacity to stand up, take up our mat, and walk as Christed beings!