A SEASON OF RETREAT
10th DAY OF LENT – FASTING/FEASTING FOR THE NEW GOLDEN AGE
(Devotionals may be best understood by reading in order)
Nancy B. Detweiler, M.Ed., M.Div.
In the 9th Day of Lent Devotional, we discussed the fallacy of a teaching Western religions have propagated for thousands of years—only one life to live. We are, instead, eternal beings of spirit having numerous incarnations in physical bodies for the purpose of evolving spiritually.
Each time our Soul chooses to incarnate into a physical body, it does so with the advice of our spiritual guides and guardian angels. Every incarnation has purpose; there are no accidental births. This purpose is carefully planned prior to incarnation.
Keep in mind that all Souls travel in the realms of spirit while we sleep. In this manner, Souls incarnated on Earth can communicate with Souls still in spirit realms. Most will not remember these night travels upon awakening. However, many will wake up with a particular thought in mind. We often use the term I’ll sleep on it … little suspecting that we unconsciously plan to seek guidance during our sleep. I’m sure many are aware of waking up and knowing how to solve a problem on which we have been working.
Back to planning an incarnation…. Each incarnation on the plane of duality offers us the opportunity to balance the karma[i] we have accumulated. There is an energy field called by several names: the Collective Unconscious, the Akashic Records, or the biblical Book of Life or Book of Remembrance. (Malachi 3:16) All emotions, thoughts, and actions are energy … energy never disappears … instead, it is stored in this aggregate field of energy called by metaphysicians the Akashic Records. The goal in balancing the karma we have accumulated is to transmute 51% of the negative karma (energy) into positive energy.
We balance 51% of our negative karma in several ways: allowing our self to reap the negative seeds we have sown in prior lifetimes; providing loving, selfless service to others, and by using the Purple Transmuting Flame (God’s gift of grace)[ii] to transmute our negative energy field (karma) into the positive energy of love, compassion, and/or peace-making activities. Heretofore, once we have balanced 51% of our negative karma, we have been allowed to step off the wheel of karma and no longer have any need to reincarnate on the plane of duality.
2013 marks the beginning of the New Golden Age in which those who so choose will ascend to higher levels of consciousness. We are finishing up the old in preparation for the new. It is a time of completing our Soul Contract for the present incarnation. Although some are and will choose to end this incarnation by physical death, many more are choosing the privilege of ascending with Mother Earth to higher dimensions of consciousness, taking our physical bodies with us. Either way, completing our Soul Contract is important.
Every Soul will eventually ascend into the higher realms. Some may choose to take their time and live a while longer on the plane of duality. In that case, they will be allowed to do so.
The Soul Contract includes the lessons we need to learn in order to grow holistically into an ascended being. It includes the planning of the major events to take place in our future incarnation and the choice of the significant people to be involved. While planning the Soul Contract, our Soul and its guides read our individual file within the Akashic Records of all prior lifetimes. We carefully study our Soul’s progress to determine the most important events and lessons to be contained in the Soul Contract.
Once the Soul Contract is formulated, it is registered in the energy field of the Cosmos. The location of the stars and planets at the time of our birth matches the Soul Contract. Our parents intuitively choose the name that will grant us the number vibration on which we have chosen to function. The Contract is imprinted on the palms of our hands and can be read by one proficient in doing so. The Cosmos knows who we are and why we are incarnating. Once here, our handwriting style will also reveal facets of our Contract.
Our Soul Contract is the Divine Plan for incarnation. Many individuals and divine beings have assisted in the creation of our Soul Contract. That we succeed in fulfilling this Contract is the goal and we have much help throughout our lives in doing so.
On this 10th Day of Lent, may we “fast” from thinking our lives have no purpose … that we are here simply because our parents engaged in intercourse and a sperm fertilized an egg.
May we “feast” upon the fact that we are dearly beloved children of Father/Mother God, evolving on planet Earth … that much Divine planning went into our incarnation on this planet.
May we “feast” upon this verse of scripture: “Your eyes beheld my unformed substance. In your book were written all the days that were formed for me, when none of them as yet existed.” (Psalm 139:16)
May we “feast” upon the fact that our physical birth was attended by Divine Beings, blessing us as we left behind the celestial realms with its many memories … entered the narrow birth canal to the plane of duality … and emerged on this planet to be greeted by our chosen parents.
Angels of the World Mother oversee the birth of a child … as the time for birth draws near, angels are ever-present with mother and child.
Ascended Lady Master Kwan Yin explains:
“I am called the Mother of Mercy; there is no one who can be more gentle than I. Like Mother Mary, I too have stood in the rooms where bodies first came forth from the wombs of your mothers. I too touched the top of your heads. I too blessed you; not only in this embodiment, but all the embodiments since I have been secluded from the peoples of Earth by the maya [negativity] of human creation; praying with all the mercy and compassion of My heart that each one of you might fulfill your Divine Plan. I have loved you regardless of mistakes, not only in this life, but in those that have gone before.” [iv]
Regardless of physical plane circumstances, we were born enfolded by divine love!
[i] Karma = the seeds we have sown, but not yet reaped in accordance with the Universal Law “We Reap What We Sow.”
[iii] Painting drawn from Geoffrey Hodson’s book, Kingdom of the Gods.
[iv] A.D.K. Luk, The Law & Teachings of Divine Beings, Book III.