Hearts were made to be filled with Love. 06/22/2015 by John Smallman

NOTE BY NANCY: A most profound and timely message!

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Hearts were made to be filled with Love.

06/22/2015 by John Smallman

Saul Audio Blog for Monday June 22nd.

All your blocks are coming up for release, that is why you keep experiencing them.  It is frustrating for you, it tends to get you thinking that you are, as some of you might put it, “a waste of space,” not good enough, as you observe all those seemingly well-balanced individuals living normal productive and satisfying lives.  Nothing could be further from the truth – NO ONE is a waste of space, although some may appear to be wasting time, wasting their lives – nothing anyone does is wasted, there is always a lesson to be learned, and it is always learned, if not in that moment, then eventually.

So, give yourself a break, as many as you feel like, because that is generally what you need.  When you resist taking a break, when you fight the urge, you avoid the opportunity to experience something that has been buried or denied that needs to surface, be seen and be experienced, then it can be happily and easily released.  That’s what blocks are, a call to allow something deep seated to emerge and be healed and released.  But most of you have been well-trained to bury, deny, or fight them.  Allowing them to take time to surface is not procrastinating, it is essential inner work, but when you judge yourselves you slow down or stop the process, and then it may seem that you are procrastinating.

Fighting does not work, only love works!  How often do you have to be told that?  You attempt to love others while condemning and blaming yourselves, and it cannot work because when you refuse to love yourselves you shut Love out of your lives.  Love is your natural state, you need It.  Shutting It out exhausts you leaving you fearful, angry, and resentful, then you project those negative feelings on to others in order to feel better, but that only makes you feel worse.

READ MORE: https://johnsmallman.wordpress.com/2015/06/22/hearts-were-made-to-be-filled-with-love/

 

 

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GETTING TO KNOW SELF THROUGH ASTROLOGY

GETTING TO KNOW SELF THROUGH ASTROLOGY

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

Zodiac Signs, Ruling Planets, & Symbols in their Natural Houses

        2012 is to be a year in which we get to know self in preparation for Earth, and those inhabitants who so choose, to ascend to higher dimensions of consciousness.

There are many avenues of assistance in getting to know self.  As a professional counselor who used astrology as a counseling tool, I know first hand that astrology far exceeds all other methods.  Using the client’s astrological natal chart allows very precise, detailed information regarding him/her as a unique individual.  As a professional counselor, I had access to and could compare the results of standardized personality tests with the natal chart.  The two are like nursery school and graduate school in the amount of individualized information they provide.  A standardized test report reads much like a copy of the report on a previous client.  The same is true of all other standardized means of testing or knowing self.

I recently posted an article entitled “Are We Being Who We Really Want To Be?”  https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2011/12/07/are-we-being-who-we-really-want-to-be/

This article is based on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, which can be very helpful in determining where an individual is focused in his spiritual evolutionary process.  Using the astrological natal chart in conjunction with Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs greatly enhances the knowledge that can be ascertained in terms of individual responses.

Just as Creator God does not duplicate a snow flake, individuals are not duplicated either.   The astrological natal chart is the best possible means to know self as a unique being.  I have found the natal chart to be restricted in the information it affords only by the amount of time allotted to study it.  The natal chart is a limitless treasure chest of self-discovery!

Because it is impossible for one person to study numerous natal charts with great depth, I created a course entitled “Interpreting Your Own Esoteric Astrological Natal Chart for the Purpose of Soul Growth.”  This course is free and on my website at:  http://www.pathwaytoascension.com/astrology/index.htm

For those who simply wish to study their Sun Sign, go to:  http://www.pathwaytoascension.com/astrology/index.htm and scroll down to the index of Sun Signs—meaning Aries, Taurus, etc.  Your Sun Sign is determined by your date of birth.  In case you do not know your Sun Sign, look under the title, Aries, Taurus, etc., and find your correct birth date and Sun Sign.

We can learn much about self from studying our Sun Sign.  The Sun Sign represents our Soul and is described according to Alan Oken’s three levels of spiritual growth:  1. Personality level, 2. Awakening to the Soul-Personality Relationship, and 3. Soul Centered Level.

The level of spiritual growth needed for ascension is illustrated in Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs by the 5th Step – Self-Actualization.  Likewise, the level of spiritual growth needed for ascension is illustrated in much greater detail in the Astrological Natal Chart by the Soul Centered Level.  Using these two indicators can be an excellent resource for us as we increasingly strive to progress on our spiritual evolutionary path to ascension.

I encourage all to embark on this very exciting journey of self-discovery and knowledge.  Knowing self is the way to self-esteem … to being who you really want to be … and the pathway to ascension.

Godspeed in your efforts!

 

A TRUE STORY FOR ALL YOUNG ADULTS!

A True Story for All Young Adults!

Written on 11/11/11 by Nancy Detweiler

On this most powerful energetic day–11/11/11–I honor Jamie, one of my granddaughters!

Many young adults are having such financial difficulties that it cripples them from expressing who they truly are.

I honor Jamie because she has allowed nothing to stop her.  We were able to have a short lunch together yesterday.  She told me that she has experienced her most successful year–successful to the point of not having to worry over paying her bills, which for someone self-employed is a tremendous accomplishment!  She added that she felt so loved and surrounded by angels … that ever since she began asking the angels for assistance, her business has soared!

I watched Jamie go through the tremendous emotional trauma of a divorce while still in her twenties.  I watched her carry the load of paying off bills relating to her marriage, with little or no help from her former husband.  I watched her quit a job in which she was unhappy, and with no savings or financial backing go out on her own.  She did this at a time when the economy made things very tough.  I’ve watched through the years as she never gave up, even when she was under tremendous emotional and financial stress.  She has done this knowing that if she could not pay her student college loan, she could not declare bankruptcy — there is NO forgiveness for failing to pay off a student loan.

And now, at age 30, she has made it–at a time when numerous much more well-established businesses had to close!  And soon, we will have a new economic system that will provide far greater opportunities for our young adults to follow their Soul’s path and use their God-given talents.  Jamie has crossed the bridge to a bright future as a professional photographer!

Working on your own is an experience that only those who have done so can understand.  To work with the pressure of knowing that if you do not earn what you need today, the monthly bills won’t get paid tomorrow is something others can not comprehend.  Others have a set salary that comes whether or not they have worked diligently that week or spent it goofing off. Others have back up in a spouse’s salary—an environment I do not call “working on your own.”

Working on your own involves … no paid vacation … no paid sick leave … no co-paid health insurance … no co-payment on FICA … no taxes withheld.  The individual who truly works on her own has absolutely no back-up assistance.  She alone must do it all, with no let up of effort!

Why would anyone choose to work on her own?  To be true to who she is … to use her talents in the way she chooses … to be free to innovate without having to abide by someone else’s demands.  The pay-off is earning a living while not knowing whether you are playing or working!  I don’t know the self-employed person who has made it that would voluntarily return to a “job.”  Most often “a job” means stifling who you truly are in deference to another’s demands.

To the self-employed, “making it” does not mean a new home, new car, and lots of material possessions.  Instead, “making it” is the joy of fulfilling your Soul’s Plan … of using your talents to make a difference in the world … of allowing who you are as a unique spark of divinity to unfold in ways that grant you and others moments of ecstasy … of knowing that you live your life fulfilling your individual role in the overall Divine Plan for humanity!

Jamie has done this and I am extremely proud of her!  She has proven in a very tangible form that “With God, all things are possible!”

That affirmation goes for all young adults who are frustrated and struggling with student loans, no “job” or a job they do not enjoy, and a very difficult economy. The answer to your dilemma could very well be that you need to follow your dream, your passion, your talents.  Once we embark on our Soul’s Path, the Way opens for us!

“Seek first [your unique place in] the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”  (Matthew 6:33)  To be “righteous” means to abide by the Universal Laws, not simply the man-made laws of a particular group or society.

 

KNOW THYSELF: THE PATHWAY TO ASCENSION INTO MULTI-DIMENSIONAL SELFHOOD

“Know Thyself: The Pathway to Ascension into Multi-Dimensional Selfhood”

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

“I lift up mine eyes to the mountain from whence comes my help.  My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.”  (Psalm 121:1)

I lift up my eyes to the mountain of my I AM PRESENCE … and look out over our planet.  Hovering close to the surface, dark clouds of fear and violence appear to engulf our planet.  But wait!  Just above the dense clouds, ready to scatter the darkness, a matrix of shimmering, white light enfolds the entire planet.  It reminds me of riding in an airplane as it climbs upward through thick rain clouds.  For a few moments, I perceive my surroundings as dreary and gray.  Suddenly, the airplane emerges from darkness into brilliant sunlight.  I gasp.  My world is, instead, radiantly beautiful!  Dreary gray is transformed into sparkling, white clouds, opulent in their fullness and sprinkled with varying shades of rose pink.  Life is not as it appears to be.

From the physical plane, I behold a world that appears to grow more violent with every passing day.  Some of us try to ignore the potential repercussions of violence and go on with our lives.  Others openly pursue courses of action that will inevitably lead to violence.  Still others, out of fear for what might happen if we do not pursue the violent path, offer their support to those actions that sow the seeds of violence.  At this point in time, the heroic few take a stand for peace and for demonstrating compassion for all of humanity.  What would happen if we all sought to “Know Thyself”—to know the Truth about who we are?

The chaos so vividly evident on our planet is the result of humanity’s lack of comprehension of who we are.  We perceive ourselves to be a physical being that did not ask to be born … that will live this one lifetime … that will eventually die.  Those who believe in life after death tend to view it as taking place in either heaven or hell.  These misconceptions about who we are form the basis for all of life’s decisions from the personal level to the planetary level.  At present, our planetary culture is founded on non-truth.  To “Know Thyself” holds the capacity to transform our world.

Who are we?  “Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness ….’  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”  (Genesis 1:26-27)  To be created in the image of God means that we began our individual journeys as gods.  Jesus quoted Psalm 82:6  when he taught the crowds in Jerusalem, “Is it not written in your law, I said, you are gods?’”  (John 10:34)  According to the Cayce Readings, Jesus wrote Psalm 82 during his lifetime as Asaph, the Temple musician.  It is interesting to note that Jesus is responding to an angry crowd who believe problems are solved by violence.  They pick up stones in order to stone Jesus because he recognizes his true identity as a god.  Yet, Jesus responds to their anger by telling them that they, too, are gods.  Jesus reveals that the way to peace is to “Know Thyself” as god.

During the eons of living life as individual entities, we have forgotten who we truly are.  All sorts of non-truths dominate our belief systems.  We have taken the world’s sacred scriptures and interpreted them via the surface words only.  In most of these scriptures, the prevailing allegory for our life’s journey is that of a soldier entering battle under the protective arms of a Warrior God who fights against some warriors, while favoring others.  These misinterpretations have resulted in the non-truths upon which we are basing our present battle plans.

In order to “Know Thyself,” we must seek the Truth about ourselves and our entire human family.  Jesus taught, “You are gods.”  We must come to know ourselves as the gods that we are.

One of the most helpful meditative tools I know of is Elizabeth Clare Prophet’s “The Divine Self Chart.”

  Copies of this chart may be ordered from the Summit Lighthouse at:  http://tsl.org/2009/10/chart-of-your-divine-self/

I encourage you to order a copy and to meditate upon it daily.  Doing so will transform your life!

The Divine Self Chart reveals we are far more than we think.  It depicts the truth about humanity.  We are gods!  We have simply forgotten who we are.  Through the eons of incarnating on planet Earth, our conscious awareness has decreased to such an extent that we believe ourselves to be separated from God … to be solely the physical body we can see and touch … to be powerless.  We have come to believe in lack, deprivation, illness, evil, and death.  We are afraid because we believe ourselves to be helpless victims in the face of evil.  We are willing to resort to violence because we believe in death and therefore, that we must kill before we are killed.  We perceive our world as a dangerous place as a result of believing in death.  In truth, no one can hold the power of death over us.  We experience the loss of life only because we are so limited in our conscious awareness.

Study the Divine Self Chart—it depicts our multi-dimensional Selves.  The physical body stands on the physical plane.  For most of us, the physical body, emotions, and intellectual mind are the only parts of ourselves of which we are consciously aware.  This is why we feel so vulnerable to deprivation and harm.  The physical heart is depicted as a threefold flame, reminding us that we are gods.  The heart is the life center; it is this divine spark dwelling within the physical heart that grants us life.

The physical body stands surrounded by a purple flame.  This purple flame can be used to transmute negativity.  Because there is not space in this lesson to teach you to use the Flame, I encourage you to read my lesson on the “Transmuting Flame” at:  https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2010/12/05/the-purple-transmuting-flame-a-means-of-grace-for-the-21st-century/

When we call to the Flame to remove all negativity from the energy field that surrounds our lower bodies (meaning physical, etheric, emotional, and lower mental or intellect), we shield ourselves from any harm coming to us.  Like attracts like.  When our energy field is freed of hate, prejudice, resentment, lack of forgiveness, and fear – and – instead filled with love, compassion, and the recognition that we are One Human Family, we attract love not hate … abundance not lack … peace not violence.  We, as gods, assume the responsibility for the type energies we attract to ourselves.  We, as gods, choose and create the qualities that are present within our environment.  In doing so, we attune to the tremendous power dwelling within us.  We use God-power, not human-power.

Recall the stream of light extending upward from the top of our heads to the 2nd figure–the Christed or Higher Self.  The Christed energy is Divine Love energy and relates to all human beings regardless of religion.  In fact, the Christed/Higher Self exists in a higher dimension where religion does not exist.  This bridge of Light is an open channel through which we can make contact with our Intuitive Self … with our Soul … with the part of ourselves that knows the Divine Plan for this physical incarnation.  This part of ourselves beholds the physical challenges we confront.  The more we attune to our Higher Self, the more intuitive guidance we will receive.  If we listen and obey, we will know when danger to the physical body is present and know how to avoid possible harm.  This is the part of ourselves that knows the Way.  It is the part of ourselves that recognizes soul brothers and sisters, meaning those with whom we have shared many physical incarnations and played a variety of roles.  It is the part of ourselves that will recognize our twin flames when the time for reuniting arrives.  The Higher Self grants access to knowledge that is not available through the intellect; it is the source of Truth, inspiration and invention.  Conscious attunement to the Higher Self/Soul allows us to experience life on multi-dimensions.  We come to know that we are not alone on this planet.  Many beings in spirit are present to assist us in transforming our planetary chaos into the Garden of Eden through which we, as gods, entered the physical dimension.  Through attuning to the Higher Self, we—as gods—can receive the inspiration and guidance to develop peaceful solutions to all planetary difficulties.  We—as gods—possess the capacity to solve all problems with compassion and justice for all.

Recall the stream of Light extending upward from the Higher Self to the dove.  This dove signifies the Holy Spirit.  The stream of Light continues to be an open channel through which we can receive instruction from the Holy Spirit.  The Greek word Christed means anointed by the Holy Spirit.  To be anointed by the Holy Spirit is to become enlightened.  We behold life on multi-dimensions … we work cooperatively with those beings inhabiting the higher dimensions.  We have an example of this in Jesus’ transfiguration initiation.  While meditating on a mountain-top (signifying his I AM PRESENCE), Jesus beheld and talked with the Ascended Masters Moses and Elijah.  His disciples (Peter, James, and John) could observe Moses and Elijah discussing Jesus’ forthcoming crucifixion initiation.

Once more, recall the stream of Light extending upward from the dove to our I AM PRESENCE (the 3rd figure).  The channel of Light remains open and awaits our attunement to the part of ourselves that is the I AM—God individualized as you and me.  Our I AM PRESENCE is the all-knowing, all-powerful, omnipresent part of ourselves.  Attunement to our I AM PRESENCE allows us to see through the Eye of God … to live our physical plane lives as God manifesting through us.

Attunement to our I AM PRESENCE offers the opportunity to behold our One Human Family from an elevated level of consciousness.  From the perspective of our I AM PRESENCE, Divine Order is unfolding.  We can perceive the matrix of light enfolding our planet.  As we watch, we can see the pockets of darkness dissipating.  Darkness can suddenly evaporate through a seemingly random event or decision.  The surprising destruction of the Berlin Wall is an example.

Looking at life through the Eye of God affords a depth of understanding that can not otherwise be acquired.  The external appearance of evil can be transformed into Good when viewed from higher dimensions.  From this level, we intuit the Overall Divine Plan, not just the physical plane appearances.  Thus, the events—regardless of how horrible they may seem on the physical plane—can be the very events that bring our human family together in compassion and peace.  From the level of our I AM PRESENCE, we can intuit how “all things work together for good.”  (Romans 8:28)  Attunement to our I AM PRESENCE allows us to so powerfully manifest the Light that all darkness disappears.  Then the One Human Family will “beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither will they learn war any more; but they shall all sit under their own vines and under their own fig trees, and no one shall make them afraid; for the mouth of [their I AM PRESENCE] has spoken.”  (Micah 4:3b-4)

World peace … no more fear … abundance for all … One Family of God … all are the fruits of attuning to our I AM PRESENCE and solving all challenges from this level of expanded consciousness.

“Know Thyself” becomes the pathway to Ascension—to peace, familial love for all, abundance and justice for all!

May “Know Thyself” become our top priority during this time of major change involving both destruction of the old and creation of the New Heaven and the New Earth.  To Know Thyself is the foundation of Ascension into conscious awareness of our multi-dimensional Selves … to awareness that we were created as gods!

UNDERSTANDING ASCENSION & OUR MULTIDIMENSIONAL BEING

UNDERSTANDING ASCENSION & OUR MULTIDIMENSIONAL BEING

An excellent interview by Evita Ochel of Dr. Suzanne Lie

http://www.youtube.com/user/EvitaOchel#p/a/u/1/OGt2dzxviJM

MEDITATIVE PRAYER

MEDITATIVE PRAYER

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

  Be still, and know that I am God.”  Psalm 46:10

        The Hebrew words in this verse can be translated in a variety of ways, all of which enhance its meaning.

                Cease from labor, and experience God.

                Sit still, and perceive God.

                Rest, and gain knowledge of God.

                Rest from labor, and find out about God.

Lamsa translates the Aramaic of the Peshitta to read:  Repent, and know that I am God.”

Meditative prayer is different from the traditional concept of prayer, which is usually considered “talking to God.”  Meditative prayer is attuning to God in order to view life through God’s eyes.  During this meditative prayer, we can affirm perfect health, the perfect vocation or relationship, and the perfect unfolding of whatever situation concerns us.  These affirmations (or positive statements) are made with the request that all be done in accordance with Divine Will and the highest good for everyone concerned.  Meditative prayer recognizes the essential ingredient that Jesus taught in Mark 11:24:  Anything you pray for and ask, believe that you will receive it, and it will be done for you.”  I would like to add another perspective to prayer.

Elizabeth Claire Prophet’s Divine Self Chart

       We see depicted in the Divine Self Chart multiple bodies combining to create our multi-dimensional being.  Our lower self consists of the physical, etheric, emotional, and mental bodies.  A measure of spiritual maturity is required in order to be consciously aware of our higher bodies, which include the Christ Self and the I AM PRESENCE.  The Christ Self is also referred to as the Higher (or Intuitive) Mind and the Higher Self.  The soul resides at the Christ Self level and our indwelling God is the part of our being called the I AM PRESENCE.  Thus, in our entirety, we exist on seven ascending vibratory or dimensional levels.  As we awaken spiritually, we attune gradually to the higher vibrations of our being.

During prayer, most of us envision some type of entity to whom we are praying:  God, Spirit, or a Higher Being.  Though we may know better than to personify God as the “man upstairs,” we still tend to think of this Being as separate from us, even while we intellectually affirm “I am one with God.”  We pray to “something larger than ourselves.”  A new perspective would be to recognize that we are praying to parts of ourselves:  our Christ Self and our I AM PRESENCE—the part of us that is God.

The Christ Self acts as the mediator between the lower self and the I AM PRESENCE.  Through our I AM PRESENCE, we are connected to all that is … we are one with God … we have access to the fulfillment of all our needs.  God is a part of us; we are a part of God.  For example:  When we say,  “there is no pain” … “there is no evil” … “there is no lack,” we are referring to the conditions on the I AM PRESENCE dimensional level.  These statements of Truth reveal the potential for perfection that is ours as we attune to our Christ Self and I AM PRESENCE.  They are not meant to lead us into denying the conditions experienced on the vibratory level of our physical, emotional, and lower mental (intellectual) bodies.  The lower mental body signifies our Intellect, which seeks tangible, visible proof on the physical plane.  The Higher Mental body is our Intuition, which knows Truth because it is attuned to the 5th or higher dimensions of perfection and enters our knowing through one of the higher chakras:  heart, third eye, or crown chakra.

WARNING:  Intuition is not to be confused with a psychic capacity.  Many psychic experiences can come from the astral plane through the solar plexus chakra.  The astral plane is not a plane of perfection and many misguided messages can come from this plane.

The physical, emotional, and lower mental states of humanity are our instruments for spiritual evolvement.  They allow us to learn the arts of forgiveness, self-discipline, using our freewill to choose the Good, compassion, and selflessness.  It would be a much slower process to learn these skills in a paradise world.  That’s why Adam and Eve left the Garden of Eden.  They, as representatives of Earth’s humanity, chose to know both good and evil—to reside on the plane of duality.  Humanity would now evolve into gods and goddesses by learning to live in the world with all its temptations, while choosing only the Good.  In this manner, we become gods and goddesses via our own freewill choice and self-discipline.  We develop our capacity for wisdom, power, and love through the process of trial and error.  We undergo the initiations of Jesus, a Wayshower, as revealed in the article entitled Ascension at:  http://www.pathwaytoascension.com/ascension.html  Otherwise, the human kingdom would be like the angelic kingdom.

Angels know only perfection.  Wherever they belong in the angelic hierarchy, they do the bidding of those with authority over them.  They do not individualize to the extent human beings do.  (As I write these words, I am told by Spirit that this statement is as close to the Truth about angels as we can comprehend; however, it is not the complete Truth.  Hopefully, all of us know that we perceive Truth at the level at which our human minds are capable.  Comparatively speaking, humanity’s knowledge and understanding is miniscule.)

Charles Fillmore describes this process of becoming gods and goddesses in his chapter on “Reincarnation” in The Essential Charles FillmoreLife is continuous and in harmony with the wholeness of Being only when it is expressed in a perfect body; hence man must have a body in order to gain an abiding consciousness of life.  Through repeated trials at living, man is finding out that he must learn to control the issues of life in his body …. The personal man with all his limitations, all his relations, must give way to the universal, the Christ man.”  Thus, to attune to and affirm perfection does not mean that we deny physical plane limitations; but that we strive to lift our consciousness to the level of perfection and learn to manifest that perfection in our physical plane lives as Jesus did.

How did Jesus do so?  Read the four gospels:  Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.  We find Jesus fulfilling the prerequisites detailed in the various translations of Be still, and know that I am God.”  He separated from the crowds and his disciples and spent time alone, attuning to the vibration of his I AM PRESENCE or, in his words, the Father within me.”  He spent entire nights in meditative prayer.  We, too, are to fulfill the prerequisites of prayer and meditation.

We are to cease our labors.  The western culture exalts the type A lifestyle with its frenzy of constant activity.  Society teaches us:  successful persons live a busy life.  How else can we be successful?   How else can we fulfill the myriad requirements placed upon us by the various roles we play?  Jesus did so by ceasing his labors, leaving the crowds of people clamoring for his attention, and spending time in meditative prayer.

We are to rest, to sit still.  Even though Brother Lawrence’s concept of “practicing the presence” is a marvelous tool for spiritual attunement, the Psalmist is indicating something different.  To rest or sit still means to set aside everything else and “be still.”  On the seventh day, God rested … God created the Sabbath for a day of rest.  This period of rest is an integral part of the cycle of creation and life.  It is the time that culminates in completion.  The number vibration of seven signifies completion.  In other words, when we omit the Sabbath—meaning regular periods of rest or being still and attuning to God—we fail to complete our purpose for incarnating on the physical plane of duality.  Our activity on the physical plane is to realize completion by sitting still and resting within the energy of our I AM PRESENCE.  We are replenished and healed as we attune to that level of ourselves that abides in perfection and love.  It is within this energy that we receive the answer to all prayers.  Herein, we assimilate perfection so that we can manifest it within our daily lives.

We are to repent, meaning to do an “about-face.”  We are to turn from involvement in the world and to look toward our I AM PRESENCE.  For it is only as we concentrate our attention on our I AM PRESENCE that we can accomplish the remaining imperatives put forth by the Psalmist.

In the quietude of resting and sitting still, we are to experience God.  Again, I find the diagram of our Divine Self helpful.  Although our seven bodies are actually interpenetrated rather than stacked one on top of the other, it is informative to visualize in meditation the cord of light extending downward from the I AM PRESENCE, thru the Christ Self, and into our lower bodies through the crown chakra.  In this manner, we begin to get a sense of our entire being.  We experience God as part of ourselves when we lift our consciousness to the I AM PRESENCE level, if only for a split second.

Be still, and know that I am God can be read metaphysically as:  Be still and know your I AM PRESENCE.  The Hebrew word translated to know can mean to know on an intimate level physically.  To know our I AM PRESENCE intimately is to merge consciously with our indwelling God.  As we merge our lower being with our Higher Being, we experience God.  We can begin to view life from God’s perspective.  Often, what we realize is that the very situations in our lives that we are resisting are the vehicles for our greatest growth.  With this insight, we can stop resisting the situations and see within them the perfect unfolding of Divine Order.  We realize that what appears to be imperfection on the physical plane can be the perfect vehicle for our spiritual growth.  For example:  Charles Fillmore appeared to lack a perfect physical body. One leg was shorter than the other.  However, this appearance of imperfection ended up being the perfect means for urging him to merge with his I AM PRESENCE and to bring the consciousness of a perfect limb into his physical plane awareness.  As a result, Fillmore increased the length of his leg by several inches.  This healing of self led him into the establishment of a healing prayer ministry that is now known throughout the planet as Silent Unity.  Thousands of persons have received healing.  What appeared as imperfection on the physical plane was, in actuality, the perfect vehicle for the creation of the Unity Movement.  The avenues for perfection may surprise us!

We are to gain knowledge of our I AM PRESENCE.  As we sit in meditative prayer and experience our I AM PRESENCE, we come to know that we are connected to all that is.  We can pray for others by merging our conscious awareness with our I AM PRESENCE, then allowing our attention to expand into the I AM PRESENCES of those for whom we are praying.  As we sit still at this level of perfection within ourselves and others, we can then affirm perfection manifesting within the physical and emotional bodies of all concerned.  We see and feel that perfection.  Our prayers are answered as we concentrate on the perfection that already exists within all of us.  The I AM PRESENCE can know only perfection.  Therefore, at this vibratory level of our being, perfection is all that is.

Rest from labor, and find out about God becomes an exciting adventure is self-discovery.  We are the Being to whom we pray.  We are the answers to our own prayers.

BENEDICTION

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”  Romans 15:13

GETTING TO KNOW EARTH AS THE MAGNIFICENT BEING SHE IS–GAIA

GETTING TO KNOW EARTH AS THE MAGNIFICENT BEING

SHE IS—GAIA

Nancy B. Detweiler

       There is much confusion regarding this Planet we call Earth.  The majority of us have grown up thinking in terms of Earth simply being the planet on which we live.  That Earth is a living, breathing, changing entity seldom, if ever, crosses our mind.  We are too busy taking from Earth, mistreating Earth, and demonstrating total disregard for Earth’s well-being.

At the same time, we expect Earth to provide for us—when we plant a seed, we expect it to grow and blossom into its characteristic fruit.  We expect Earth to provide plenty of fresh water for us to drink … plenty of fuels to keep us warm and allow us to travel.  When there are earthquakes, storms, or volcanic eruptions, we blame “Mother Nature.”  We jokingly say, “Mother Nature is showing us who is boss.”

Earth humans have it all wrong.  Instead, Planet Earth is a magnificent being named Gaia.  According to numerology, Gaia’s Destiny Number is 9—the humanitarian, whose goal is perfection.  Gaia cannot be limited to a small group of friends.  Her philosophy is to inspire many.  Gaia is willing to sacrifice self for her cause, is extremely idealistic, and enjoys people from all walks of life.  Gaia is compassionate, wanting only to advance the human race.  Her nature is to serve.  As a Destiny Number 9, Gaia has evolved to the point of choosing to ascend during this lifetime (or cycle).

Like all of us, Gaia came from the heart of Source, First Cause, the overarching Creator of All Things.  She came forth as an individualized Being.  With our limited eyesight, we view her as a planet.  She is, instead, a tremendous being—one of multitudes in our Milky Way Galaxy.

At some stage in Gaia’s lifestream, she volunteered to become a Prison Planet, where lifestreams that needed a place to awaken to their true identity as sparks of Source could live and grow.  Gaia, as a Destiny Number 9, sacrificed her own well-being in order to grant Earth humans the opportunity to mature spiritually.  Her compassionate nature continues to give us food and drink while we rampage her being, rip her apart with our violence, throw trash in her face, and repeatedly inflict all types of abuse upon her with no sense of remorse.

Now, the time has come for Gaia to take advantage of her opportunity to ascend.  In order to do so, Gaia must restore her being to her original perfection.  Gaia has called for assistance from the Realms of Spirit in charge of those incarnating as planets.  She has gained Divine Permission to ascend at the end of this cycle and to proceed with whatever it takes for her to prepare for her ascension.

For decades, Gaia and her spokespersons have urged humanity to awaken and choose to ascend with her.  She has patiently waited, while we run to and fro mindless of her service to us.  Our disregard for Gaia is gross, in every sense of the word.  She gifts us with the fragrance of flowers … sturdy trees to shade us … cooling streams in which to wade.  We trash her … stifle her with miles upon miles of cement … draw her blood (oil) and create wars to possess it.

Now, the deadline approaches.  Gaia will ascend on or around December 21, 2012.  In order to do so, she must complete her own purification process.  She wants to do this with love and in fact, much purification has taken place through the service of Lightworkers.  Just as a boil on the skin of Earth humans can heal only after the puss has been removed, so Gaia must be healed of her boils.  Earth humans vomit when sick—a mini-explosion brings forth that which sickens us.  So Gaia must vomit through her earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.  Earth humans cleanse the body with water; storms cleanse Gaia’s atmosphere and body.  We use fire to purify gold; Gaia is forced to use physical fire to purify her surface.  I say forced because the Violet Transmuting Flame consumes the negative and changes it into positive without the need to be destructive at the same time.  But so few Earth humans have awakened to the need to assist Gaia in her purification process by using the Transmuting Flame that she is forced to rely on physical fire.

Earth humans look at the natural events and call them Mother Nature.  Little do we know that our own negative actions and thoughts, our utter disregard for Gaia’s well being have created the storms, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.  Scientists think they can present scientific reasons, but all they know are explanations of how Gaia’s physical being reacts to Earth humans’ behavior.   Ascended planets are not troubled by earthquakes, storms, or eruptions because there is no negativity present.  Below is Lord Maha Chohan’s description of the Divine Being named Uranus, an ascended planet.

        “Their atmosphere is perfect.  The moisture does not come in rainfall, but by a coarse substance that comes through what is similar to your earth.  The body structure itself of Uranus is a beautiful green instead of brown.  The moisture comes through the porous substance, fills their lakes, rivers, and cisterns, and fills the atmosphere with the necessary moisture.  The water is aquamarine; the landed surface is a darker green; the verdure and growth variegated in color.  That is determined mostly by the Aura of the individuals who represent the unit of people residing in certain localities.  The continental Devas affect the entire contour and over-all color of the various continents.  The great planetary Silent Watcher governs and controls the entire Uranium Aura in the atmosphere.”  —A.D.K. Luk, editor, Law of Life & Teachings By Divine Beings

To contrast, let’s see how Gaia is suffering.

All quotes from Ascended Masters listed in bold print are excerpts from Law of Life & Teachings By Divine Beings.

Ascended Master St. Germain – 1952

        “The end of the Cosmic Cycle for the Earth to emit enough Light to be sustained as a planet in this solar system was to be in 1926.  Since the Earth, known as the Dark Star, was not emitting Light, therefore would have been destroyed by the dark forces engulfing it.  However, Cosmic Beings secured a dispensation which enabled Them to withhold the dark forces sufficiently to give the Ascended Master St. Germain an opportunity to try out His new presentation and application of the Law….  The I AM Activity was the beginning of the Teaching for the New Age as the old or occult law was set aside.  Tremendous service was rendered through it for mankind, the Earth and all who were able to accept and apply the Law as given in the Teaching.

[Sadly, the leader of this movement asked for his ascension because of the viciousness with which he was attacked by those who sought to discredit him] ….

[Since much that was required had not yet been done, in the early 1950’s, the Master Morya and St. Germain were able to secure a dispensation to extend the time for another 20-year period. —the Editor of Law of Life & Teachings By Divine Beings]”

Ascended Master Kuthumi – 1954

“When Lord Maitreya began to design the world religion with the Ascended Master St. Germain for His Seventh Ray cycle, They had to take into consideration, first, the amount of eternal Light the planet Earth and its people were required to give forth by Cosmic Law or be dissolved; second, the capacity of the ten billion souls to receive and understand the deeper instruction given.  This was no easy task because the climax of the 14,000 year cycle should have been reached and every lifestream already developed to the status of a Christ under the Sixth Ray, the mastery as expressed through the Master Jesus.

Then as the Seventh Ray comes in and the ceremonial activity is developed, the entire evolution should have been ready to participate in the glorious cooperation between the visible Angelic Host, the Divine Men and Women, and the shining Elemental kingdom.”

Gaia requested to put an end to her service to Earth humans and to ascend.  Her request was granted and she is scheduled for ascension in December 2012.  She deeply desires to take Earth humans with her into the ascended state, but should we choose to continue in our present violent, thoughtless, negative behavior, Gaia will have to leave us behind.  She is scheduled to move forward in the Milky Way Galaxy and in our own Solar System to the position now occupied by Venus, the Divine Being of Love.  No negativity can exist in Venus’ location.

Ascended Master Morya describes life on Venus – 1962

“The life on Venus is under the direction of a great Hierarchy of perfected Men and Women, called The Lords of the Flame.  They are the embodiment of wisdom and of love.  There is but one language, one state, one race, one purpose.  There is no disease, no crime, no army nor navy nor any instrument of force, for physical violence and unbalance are unknown.  Every citizen of this world Estate contributes his talents freely to the common cause for 15 short years, between the ages of 20 and 35.  Before this time, all are educated by the State according to their particular talents and the interests of the individual citizen

       The citizen of Venus after being educated by the State is permitted to utilize his talents and gifts during the period of world benefit for the good of the entire citizenry.  After the years of service, each is allowed to pursue such spiritual and cultural studies as his nature may choose.

       Old age and disintegration are unknown, because there is no inharmony.”      

Thus in order to qualify to ascend with Gaia to Venus’ old location, Earth humans must be willing to live life in a perfected environment.  That means all negative behavior must cease, be transmuted, and balanced with service to others.

What is happening in the cosmos that means Gaia’s ascension?

Ascended Lady Master Venus – 1954

As the Cosmic motion and in-breathing of the Central Sun draws the lesser Sun towards Itself, so in like manner the seven Suns are drawing their planets from the periphery of their system.  The planet Venus which is fourth in our system will move one position closer to our Sun becoming the third planet revolving around Krishna and Sophia.  So your Sun will draw Mercury within the Electronic Belt, and the Earth will become the third planet revolving around Helios and Vesta.

       Right below Venus is the Earth in your system.  We are preparing the Earth and its people so that the vibratory action of the position and orbit which We leave may be comfortable and they enjoy the radiation of Love and Wisdom which We leave as our heritage to your planet.  So too, are you preparing for when Earth moves closer to the Sun, Mars moves into your present orbit.”

 

There are many ascended beings working with Gaia and her Earth humans to prepare us for ascension; however, it is up to each of us to make the choice to ascend.  Those who desire ascension must get busy preparing for it.  Those who choose to remain in Earth’s present location in the Solar System will continue in their spiritual evolution on Mars or some other planet with which their level of consciousness finds resonance.

Each planet moves forward in its entirety because that planet is the form into which a Divine Being incarnated, just like you and I are Divine Beings incarnated in human bodies.  When we ascend, we will do so in our entirety.  It is called the mystic marriage—our lower self achieves a higher consciousness level in resonance with our Higher Self (the second figure).

Elizabeth Clare Prophet’s Illustration of the Divine Self

We are then capable of living on the 5th dimension or on an ascended planet.

May we come to appreciate the tremendous service of Love Gaia has rendered with the intention that Earth humans would awaken to their true identities as Divine Beings!  May we all awaken to the glorious opportunity available to us—to ascend en masse with Gaia, our Mother Earth!

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