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Chapter 15 (v.1) - The Remaining Part One Of Healers & Healing

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Humankind’s Spiritual Rebirth

What exactly does this entail in practical terms? The deeper humankind moves from its spiritual infancy and childhood into adulthood and maturity, the more of us are undergoing a complete change of consciousness. This takes place whenever one of us applies any new spiritual understanding that comes our way to all that is in our daily life and when, through this, we find a new approach to ourselves, the people around us and our world that helps us to look at them with different eyes and from a different level of understanding. This is the change of consciousness that brings us and our world the long promised rebirth and much needed healing.

The Jesus legend tells us in St. John 3:1-7: ‘There was at that place, a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. He came at night to Jesus and said to him: ‘Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher sent from God; for no man can do these miracles that you are doing, unless God is with him.’ Jesus answered, saying to him: ‘Truly, truly I say to you, if a man is not born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.’ Nicodemus said to him: ‘How can an old man be born again? Can he enter again a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?’ Jesus answered, saying to him: ‘Truly, truly I say to you, if a man is not born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God. What is born of flesh is flesh; and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not be surprised because I have told you that you all must be born again.’

This message is a reminder that was given to humankind, all those many years ago, that each one of us eventually must re-awaken into the consciousness that in truth we are spirit. It draws the attention to the fact that this can only happen after we have grown ourselves a soul and finally are waking up to our true reality, i.e. that we are spirit and soul, who is from time to time temporarily encased in matter. All soul memories are stored in our emotional body, symbolised by the element Water, and in the living cells of our physical body, Earth. When a soul has expanded sufficiently, it is the birthright of its spirit to be drawn back to its source by its Highest or God Self. Gaining access to the knowledge of who we truly are and understanding what our earthy existence is truly all about is the beginning of our rebirth.

The Lamsa Bible contains a footnote to this text that sheds some light on the meaning of being ‘born again’, in Jesus’ time: ‘Born again in Northern Aramaic means to change one’s thoughts and habits. Nicodemus spoke Southern Aramaic and hence did not understand Jesus.’ To change one’s thoughts and habits is known, in the modern use of the English language, as a change of consciousness.

To me personally, being reborn into the Eternal life means I have come home into knowing that:

•I am an eternal being of light, a child of God and a spark of the Great Light that can and will never die.
•Nothing can hurt or harm me, my true and core self.
•I always have been, still am and always will be safe and secure in the loving hands of God.

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Pisces – Sign Of The Soul

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We shall now take a closer look at the astrological sign Pisces. Its glyph is two fishes that are tied together in the middle. One faces up and the other one down the great river of life. One fish represents the small earthly self, the personality in its incessant search for consciousness expanding experiences that help it to grow in wisdom and understanding. This fish cannot help pulling the other one, the human spirit and soul into life and down the river, as this is the only place where it is possible to acquire the desired qualities. Yearningly, the second fish looks up-stream in the direction of home. It has no other wish than that of finding its way safely back into the security and peace of being at one with its Source.

The resulting conflict between the two fishes can only be resolved when our earthly personality finally awakens to its true nature and then begins to make efforts to get in touch and make peace with the other part of our being, our spirit and soul. The only way of safely returning home is by together moving ever forwards and upwards, on the great wheel of life. This alone in the end can take us home into the oneness we are seeking.

Harmony between the two parts of our being and true soul progress are only possible when both parts learn to work together and pull in the same direction. The downwards facing personality fish needs to lovingly turn its face upstream and make an effort to understand, help and support its partner, the soul fish. Not being of the Earth plane, it quite obviously is struggling with coming to terms with this kind of life and why it has to be take part in it in the first place. When the two are co-operating with each other and our present lifetime’s journey comes to its end in the natural course of events, there will be no struggle. Both aspects of our being will be released happily and peacefully together. Human beings can only be truly strong when the aims of these two parts are no longer divided. Their joint efforts can take us home much more smoothly and rapidly.

It is hardly surprising that human souls in their earthly existence frequently suffer from severe bouts of homesickness, which is known as the Divine sickness of the soul. The intention behind such feelings is to guide our earthly personality into searching for a true home that nothing and nobody will ever be able to destroy and take away. The soul is our soft and sensitive feeling part of our being which in truth belongs to the higher and highest realms of life. That’s why it is frequently deeply unhappy with the harsh conditions of earthly life with its materialism, greed and selfishness, violence and cruelty. It has great difficulties coming to terms with such things and may often make us feel like needing to cry and sob. Yet, when our soul suffers for whatever reasons, especially the lack of understanding of its own small earthly self, our soul grows and the soul of our whole world expands with it.

To our small earthly self this is of precious little comfort. For a long time it just knows that something inside is hurting like hell and without it having any idea what in truth is bothering it so deeply. When this continues for long enough, our soul’s pain eventually manifests itself in various complaints of our physical body. Suppressing the pain with chemicals in the long run cannot do a great deal of good, because in itself it represents a message from our soul, who is trying to tell us something. It is for us to work out what that could be.

Yet, until we begin to seek healing for the underlying cause of our complaint(s), all our Highest or God self can do is look on with infinite wisdom and ineffable love. It has reason to smile because at long last its earthly counterpart has woken up from its spiritual slumbers and is beginning to fulfil the purpose of all its earthly sojourns, which is an ever growing awareness of God’s true nature and its own.

Recommended Reading:
•‘My Interpretation Of The Sun In Pisces’

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Yearning For Our True Home

The Wanderer

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I come from highlands down to shore,
The valleys steam, the oceans roar.
I wander silent, joyless here:
My sigh keeps asking! ‘Where? Oh, where?’
Their Sun appears to me so cold,
Their blossoms limp, their life so old;
And what they speak of, empty fare:
I am a stranger everywhere.

Where are you, land, beloved home?
Imagined, sought, but never known!
The land, the land, whence hope does flow,
The land where all my roses grow,

Where friends shall never meet in vain,
Where all my dead shall rise again,
The land that speaks my language true:
Oh land, where are you?

I wander silent, joyless here,
My sigh keeps asking: ‘Where? Oh where?’
The spirits answer my distress:
‘Where you are not, there’s happiness.’

Georg Phillip Schmidt
Translated by Walter A. Aue
Set to music by Schubert

Recommended Viewing:
•‘The Wanderer’
Sung by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Recommended Reading:
•‘Homesickness Of The Soul’
•‘Do You Know Where You're Going To?’

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The Apples From The Tree Of My Life

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‘Wisdom is better than weapons. Yea, it is better for those who see the light of the truth, for the protection of wisdom is like the protection of money. And the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom gives life to those who possess it.' Ecclesiastes chapter 7, verses 11-12

Martin Luther, the father of the Reformation in Germany, 1483-1546, wrote: ‘If I knew I had to die tomorrow, I would still plant an apple tree today.’ As I do not believe that anything happens by chance, it does not come across to me as coincidental that the tree of knowledge is sometimes depicted as an apple tree. Though I can only speak for myself, I see everybody’s life as an apple tree on which, through the experiences of this lifetime and almost certainly many before, copious amounts of apples have grown. My time now has come for sharing some of mine in the form of the learning I have gained from the observations and insights into the experiences of my life.

My writings are the apples that have organically grown on the tree of my life’s experiences. None of them were ever intended for publication in the ordinary way, i.e. to be sold for money. They have always been for giving away and sharing. And that is why with this first part of my jottings I have started to take some of these fruits from their basket to polish and then offer them to you, in the hope that you may find them wholesome and nourishing. The inner Self is the tree on which the apples of the insights that lead to wisdom are growing for everybody. To me, the most precious gift the Universe can bestow upon any one of us is a humble heart and the willingness to come to terms with and understand the lessons life is bringing us. Having found a measure of this, I am ready to start exposing the light, i.e. my understanding of spiritual concepts with those who are interested in it.

Indeed, this is what we are supposed to do, as the Jesus legend points out in St Luke 11:34-36: ‘No-one lights a lamp and puts it in a hidden place or under a basket, but into a lamp holder, so that those who enter may see its light. The lamp of your body is your eye. When therefore your eye is bright, your whole body will also be lighted. But, if it is diseased, your whole body will also be dark. Take heed, therefore, lest the light which is in you be darkness. If your whole body is lighted and there is no part in it dark, the whole of it will give light, just as a lamp gives you light while it is shining.’

In the fullness of time we all need to develop more than a mere intellectual grasp of the processes and concepts of life. Although this too is required, there has to grow from within a knowingness that no-one can give to us, except our Highest or God Self. However, this can only rise from the depth of our heart and soul, as Its gift when we patiently plough through our lessons and make a genuine effort at coping with inevitable struggles of life, whilst trying to make some sense out of this existence. Like me, you are sure to find that the more you share the learning you are finding along the way with those around you, the more new insights and understanding will come your way. That’s why it has been said that the more we give, the more we shall receive.

Although this by now has become something natural and enjoyable to me, to this day I find doing so quite scary. As by nature I am an intensely private person, baring my soul, and conducting my most intimate prayers and conversations with God in public is not easy. In fact, it is the hardest thing I ever had to tackle, but I will persevere. And if that which I am presenting assists someone somewhere ‘out there’ with gaining a better awareness of themselves, their own and all life, that shall be my reward. As this is on top of having the privilege of learning, as I go along, and receiving from the Universe the gift of understanding and then writing about it, what more could anyone ask for?

By the way, I am acutely aware that my writings are constantly walking a fine line between sharing an insight and telling others what is obvious to them, too. But then, that which is obvious to me may still be unknown and worth getting to know by someone else. Not wanting to patronise or offend others, by telling them what they already know, to me, always has been a bit of a tight-rope walk. Yet, there seems to be no other way. Therefore, I hope you will bear with me through the parts that are already familiar to you, so that in the end maybe, just maybe, you find something that is not.

All my writings are meditations and prayers of thanksgiving for the miracle and the wonder of the gift of this life: yours, mine, and all life. If one wishes to reach the soul of another, one’s offering has to come from one’s own heart and soul. That is where all my writings have their origin. Each one is a labour of love and devotion, a prayer to God and the Angels for the blessing and healing of ourselves, each other and our world. It is worth our while to remind ourselves frequently that life never owes us anything. Hasn’t it given us life itself and everything that is in it? It is up to all of us individually to see what we can make out of our lives and whether any of what it has ever brought us makes sense and has enriched us in some way.

By endeavouring to find a better understanding of what Earth life is all about and sharing our knowledge with those around us, everyone can play an important part in bringing about the end of all suffering for us and our world. On the Earth plane we have been given a very precious gift and that is freedom of choice. Because of this, life at all times presents us with choices. It is up to each one of us whether we wish to continue to suffer blindly or – through learning all we can about life and finding a new understanding of it – put an end to our own suffering and through this eventually also that of our world. Having done a big enough share of the former, I finally came to the conclusion to dedicate the rest of this lifetime to the latter. With the help of my jottings, which include the Astro Files, I am releasing myself ever more from the prison of darkness of my own ignorance. Anyone who is ready to do the same for themselves and is willing to share my observations and insights with me, is welcome to do so. 

The knowledge of who and what we truly are can set each one of us free. As we accept the responsibility for ourselves, each other and everything that is in our world, we take charge not only of our own lives and destiny, but also of that of our whole race. Whether we influence them negatively or positively is entirely in everybody’s own hands. By sharing whatever gifts have been bestowed upon us, each is required to freely and willingly play their part in making our world a better place for all lifeforms that shares it with us.  What is now before you is a small part of my contribution. Through sharing with you what my life’s experiences have taught me I hope to repay a tiny fraction of my debt of gratitude to the Universe. As I do not want to repeat myself endlessly, I would herewith like to draw special attention to the fact that it is always my own beliefs, views and insights into life that I am writing about. Whether you wish to take any of it on board is for you and your inner consciousness to decide.

You may have noticed by now or soon will do so that from time to time I am taking the liberty of calling our Divine Father/Mother or Father/Mother It, with a capital first letter, as a mark of my love and respect. I hope I shall be forgiven for this, but it helps me to avoid constantly using terms like Him/Her or Her/Him.

My grateful thanks goes to those who once helped to bring the old Rays of Wisdom into being and for doing their share of maintaining it. By that I mean my two friends on this side of the veil of consciousness, who unstintingly gave of their time and talents whenever it was required, and also our unseen friends and helpers, the Angels, Masters and guides in the world of light. Without their help none of it would ever have been possible. At all times, they are guiding and protecting each one of us, encouraging and inspiring us to bring forth the best that is within us, so that through us they can work for the highest good and the greatest joy of all life on the Earth plane. Hand in hand with them, let us all do our share of making our peaceful new world into a reality, you in your small corner and I in mine.

Our world is bound in darkness,
Until we shine the light;
You with your own vision –
And I with my insight.

Recommended Reading:
•‘On Giving’

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God’s Nature And Our Own

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I believe that we have been granted the gift of another lifetime at this particular time so that we may find a new understanding of God’s nature and our own. For me the best way of approaching such an immense and delicate topic is with the help of astrological concepts. So that’s what we are going to do in this chapter. Let’s start with the fact that everything is of God and that God is everywhere. Nothing in the whole of Creation is beyond or out of the reach of God’s power. God to me is the Divine Trinity of the Great Father/Mother of all life and their only born Son/Daughter, the spirit of the Universal Christ, the light of all lights and the Sun of all Suns.

We were created in God’s image and everything that is in God is therefore also in us. The power aspect of God and us, women and men alike, is masculine; it expresses itself through Fire and Air. The Goddess is its feminine counterpart; she is the devotional, sensitive, feeling aspect of God and the soul of the whole of Creation. Through the feminine elements of Earth and Water, the Mother yields to and shapes herself in response to the creative ideas and impulses she receives from the Father, the masculine aspects of Fire and Air. Fire represents the first spark of creation, the creative idea. It is transmitted through the Air element, a symbolism for the mental faculties of the Highest Mind; our own small earthly mind is an integral part of it.

 Even God, and by that I mean its masculine aspect, cannot create anything on its own. God needs his Goddess as much as she needs him; the same is true for the feminine and the masculine parts of our nature. To create new worlds and populate them, God and Goddess on the highest levels of life lovingly work together in harmonious and peaceful co-operation, by silently responding to each other’s wishes. This creative principle applies to all levels of our world and all worlds. To bring into being the badly needed and desired new and peaceful world, each must make their own contribution and do their share of the healing work this requires. The first visible sign that this is happening in our world on the outer level of life is that the genders are beginning to recognise and respect their own and each other’s true value as beloved children of the Universe. It is necessary to accept and bring together all aspects of our nature, so they can learn to work together peacefully and harmoniously, the way they do in our Creator.

The same as God and Goddess cannot exist without each other, we – the children of the Earth – are lopsided and unable to function properly for as long as we are only acting on one aspect of our nature, i.e. the feminine or the masculine. Everybody has a sleeping partner inside who is waiting to be tapped into consciously, so that by coming alive we shall become whole. The feminine is the guiding, caring and nurturing presence that protects all lifeforms in all worlds. When the masculine element Fire, together with its companion Air, is left to its own devices without the restraining, softening and cooling influence of the feminine elements Earth and Water, their counterpart, it is bereft of all feelings and becomes increasingly destructive. Warring nations at each other’s throats, inventing ever more devilish contraptions of destruction bear witness to the truth of this.

The masculine Fire sign Sagittarius rules vast topics like higher education of all kinds, among them religions and philosophies. Fire in this sign is of a spiritual nature and is said to burn mellower than in the other Fire signs. Do not be deceived by this though! Although the fire burns in a different way in Sagittarius, it can turn into the most destructive one of all. By the time it reaches this sign, even an unevolved soul has its learning from the Aries and Leo experiences under its belt. When the Sagittarian fire unites itself with the negative aspects of these two signs, the result can be worked out on two fingers; it can be an especially lethal combination in the context of religions. Just look at the state of our world now and see for yourself how the push, drive, enthusiasm, over-confidence, arrogance and intolerance of Aries, ruled by Mars, the God of war, comes together with the abundance of creative ideas of Leo. Now, take a look at the weapons arsenal of our world and you can see what happens when they are applied to means of destroying each other.

To this day, there is much evidence in our world that a small amount of knowledge is indeed a dangerous thing. All along it seems to have been very much part of unevolved human nature that having got hold of one small corner of God’s truth, we believe to have found the answer to everything. In such cases the Sagittarian fire may express itself as religious fanaticism that is willing to go on the rampage and turn us into a crusader. Carried away by the missionary zeal of our still limited vision of life we then allow ourselves to be guided by the dogma and creed of religions, whose teachings could have long lost most of their validity for the times we live in. Either we choose such a belief system consciously in this lifetime or, unbeknown to our earthly self now, we do so before physical birth in the world of spirit. Another expression is the priest who blesses those who go to war and the weapons for maiming, killing and suppressing others.

The human spirit in both genders, without its soul, is masculine. It is in this world to become familiar with all its aspects and learn their wise handling. First and foremost it must get to know the destructiveness of its nature, and that pain is the result when any of God’s creatures is hurt. The best way of demonstrating this is through having to spend as many lifetimes in physicality as it takes to learn this. Every spirit and its soul must spend time on the Earth plane and move about in a physical body, an extremely delicate and sensitive vehicle, so each can find out through their own experiences that this body gets hurt easily and, at the extreme end of the scale, can be killed and lost for good.

That is why time and again, a new physical body has to be created through souls who are already on the Earth plane. Into it enters a spirit, equipped with its own soul that is capable of absorbing and retaining the knowledge and understanding that is gained; through them it grows and expands.  There is no way of imbibing life’s most vital lessons, like getting to know the meaning of pain or death and dying, than at times finding ourselves alternatively at the giving and the receiving end of painful experiences.

Will and power are the masculine aspects of God; wisdom and love are their feminine counterpart, the Goddess. In inexperienced souls the masculine is likely to still express itself in an unrestrained lust for power, no matter what the cost. For as long as the soul is still lost in the darkness of its ignorance of its own true nature and spiritual requirements, it seeks to wield power over others by dominating and suppressing them. Those who are in some way weaker, dependent, helpless and therefore unable to put up any serious resistance are particularly at risk, especially children and animals.

If only those who to this day see their only role in life as dishing out suffering to all and sundry, knew what kind of Karma they are so happily creating for themselves and that in due course every bit of it is sure to return to them. Yet, let’s not sit in judgement over any one of them, but forgive them as we too must have been through such experiences, because no-one can learn our lessons for us.

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