Healers And Healing

Reads: 5400  | Likes: 5  | Shelves: 1  | Comments: 1

More Details
Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Religion and Spirituality  |  House: Booksie Classic

Chapter 21 (v.1) - Part Seven - Healers & Healing

Submitted: May 20, 2018

Reads: 101

A A A | A A A

Submitted: May 20, 2018



Part Seven - Sun And Moon

Sun, Father – Moon, Mother

Rays Of Wisdom - Healers And Healing - Sun, Father - Moon, Mother

From the beginning of my studies, better than anything else astrological concepts have assisted me in finding a better understanding of human nature, the processes of life and especially the ones we are facing in these difficult time of transition from one age to another. The symbolism of the Sun and the Moon in the birthchart reveals our Creator’s dual nature and also our own. The sequence in which they appear in the zodiac is of interest when one seeks to gain insight into the creative functioning of the Universe. Leo is the sign ruled by the Sun, a symbolism for the Father. Cancer is ruled by the Moon, the Mother. Interestingly, in the Zodiac, Cancer, the sign of home and mother, our earthly and heavenly ones, and our unconscious foundations, comes before Leo, the sign of the individualist and of conscious creativity, children, worldly affairs, and the father.

As above, so below – as it is in the Heavens, so it is down here on the Earth. The fact that the sign of the mother comes before that of the father in the zodiac reveals that in the process of creation there is always an unconscious existence within the Goddess and Mother Creator. From the void of this state, each one of us as an individual spark of Divinity must have risen, so that in the end we would evolve into individual beings, capable of rational thinking and of consciously bringing into physical manifestation the sparks of God’s creative ideas, as they constantly flow into all life.

I believe that a new world was created, so that when it had become sufficiently evolved humankind would inhabit it; for as long as would require it, it would be there for us. For a very long time we would have no idea that each one of us is a spark of the Divine and a child of God, in fact a young God in the making. Now that we are waking up to these truths, the time has come for accepting the responsibilities the knowledge of our Divine origin brings with it. Created in God’s image, each contains the highest and the lowest aspects that exist anywhere in the whole of Creation. Consciously working on shedding all lower ones and integrating ever more of the higher and highest ones is the formidable task that has to be faced by us all. It is well worth every small effort we make, because this means that we are taking charge of our personal evolution and destiny, as well as that of our whole world. Intuitively, I know that the time is not so far off when humankind will once again be worthy of being called God’s children.

During past lifetimes, we all have been life’s passive and helpless victims, but that no longer is necessary for anyone. All we need to do is be willing to change the deeply ingrained behaviour patterns that caused the experiences of previous lifetimes, bearing in mind that behaviour is chosen. Such knowledge is going to be the key for unlocking many doors of our prison of ignorance. With their help, humankind will find the most precious and only true freedom that exists in the whole of Creation, namely the spiritual freedom to be who and what we truly are.

The price of this freedom is the acceptance of responsibility for us and our world and the necessity for following up our words by positive actions. We are here to learn to ‘walk our talk’, as mentioned above. With the help of all the advanced knowledge we already have – and as time goes by, its flow will increase – we shall re-discover the meaning of wholeness, being once again who we truly always have and to know why we are here. Ever more knowledge is now being put within everybody’s reach, so that we can use it not only as a tool for redeeming our own ancient Karma and that of our world, but also for saving ourselves and our world. Are you willing to take up this challenge? And are we – as a race – tall enough? I think so!

Six pointed Star

The Goddess And Women

Knowing that the feminine aspect of God is the devotional part, it is not hard to see why in past ages in the Christian tradition matters of faith were considered to be mostly the concern of women. Now that both genders are required to bring together, balance and harmonise the feminine and masculine within, it is good to see that many men by now are taking possession of their femininity and are not afraid of showing it to the world. Many are just as happy as women are when it comes to attending to their devotional nature. The outer life reveals what is happening on its inner levels; here it has been happening for everybody for quite some time. We are all involved in this and it does not make any difference whether people are as yet consciously aware this or not.

What strange beliefs we, humankind, have held during past ages! Just imagine yourself in one of your lifetimes around the time of Aristotle, one of the leading Greek philosophers and scientists, Born 384 BC and died 322BC, he was one of the two greatest intellectual figures produced by the Greeks; the other one was Plato. Aristotle surveyed the whole of human knowledge, as it was known in the Mediterranean world in his day. More than any other thinker, he determined the orientation and the content of Western intellectual history. He was the author of a philosophical and scientific system that through the centuries became the support and vehicle for both medieval Christian and Islamic scholastic thought. As a result, until the end of the 17th century, Western culture was based on Aristotle’s teachings. Even after the intellectual revolutions of the centuries that followed, Aristotelian concepts and ideas have remained deeply embedded in Western thinking.

In his time, you would therefore have believed that women had no soul. As the feminine is the devotional aspect, the soul of our world, and hence consciously lived out by women, nothing could have been further from the truth.  But my, how the souls of those grew who came in those lifetimes as women! Can you imagine the soul growth this brought us individually and our world through the suffering inflicted upon women by the arrogance and thoughtlessness, caused by the ignorance of those who came into the same lifetimes to gather their experiences as men? And can you also see how this rate of soul growth was perpetuated through such false beliefs, for example through St. Paul’s teachings? From where we are now, it is not hard to see how they have been carried forward into other traditions, like Judaism, Christianity and Islam, who all grew from the same roots.

Having considered all that, now take the whole thing one step further. Imagine yourself in your next lifetime, after having been a man in the previous one. As likely as not, your soul this time round would have wanted the experiences of a woman. Therefore, you would find yourself at the receiving end of the rotten treatment you once handed out in your previous lifetime. And can you now see for yourself that awareness is the only way to unblock and to put an end to such endless karmic cycles of suffering? No-one can stop the great Karmic wheel from spinning round; however, each one of us can learn to positively influence the way we would like it to turn in future lifetimes. The knowledge about the nature of God and our own, which we are now finding puts the tools into everybody’s own hands for doing their share of bringing about the end of our suffering and that of our world. To achieve this, mere words will not suffice, we have to act upon our knowledge; this alone can bring about the end all suffering in our world.

Why not stay with St. Paul, for a moment? We are told that he lived from 10AD until 67AD. Isn’t it astonishing that it should have taken humankind roughly another two thousand years, until we could grasp the Divine inspiration’s higher meaning of what Paul said in his epistle to the Ephesians chapter 5, verse 22: ‘... Wives submit yourselves to your husbands, as to our Lord, for the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is as the head of the church, and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore, as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be [subject] to their husbands in everything. Husbands love your wives, as Christ loved his church and gave himself for it.’

The masculine creative thinking aspect of God, Fire and Air, is the Divine husband and lover of the Goddess, Earth and Water; she is his wife and lover. I believe that St. Matthew’s chapter 23, verse 30 contains more than a hint that in the New Heaven and Earth we too shall be whole and no longer need look for others to make us so, for example our marriage partners: ‘For at the resurrection of the dead, men neither marry women, nor are women given to men in marriage, but they are [going to be] like the Angels of God in Heaven.’

Who would have understood in those far off days that there would come a time on the Earth plane when, even whilst still dwelling in physicality, we shall be whole again and aware that we all have everything within, namely that in fact each one of us is androgynous? I am convinced that through the wise application of the spiritual knowledge the Great water-bearer of all life is pouring ever more strongly into the consciousness of our world, we shall find the remedy against everything that is amiss in our world.

Six pointed Star

Soul Mates

Soul Mates - Rays of Wisdom - Healers And HealingThe book ‘Anam Cara’ by John O’Donohue is of particular interest in our search for a soul mate. In his prologue the author explains: ‘The Celtic understanding of friendship found its inspiration and culmination in the sublime notion of the ‘Anam Cara’. Anam is the Gaelic word for soul; cara is the word for friend. So ‘Anam Cara’ means soul friend. The anam cara was a person to whom you could reveal the hidden intimacies of your life. This friendship was an act of recognition and belonging. When you had an anam Cara, your friendship cut across all convention and category. You were joined in an ancient and eternal way with the friend of your soul.’

To this he adds in the chapter ‘Love as Ancient Recognition’: ‘Real friendship or love is not manufactured or achieved. Friendship is always an act of recognition. This metaphor of friendship can be grounded in the clay nature of the human body. When you find the person you love, an act of ancient recognition brings you together. It is as if millions of years before the silence of nature broke, his or her clay and your clay lay side by side. Then, in the turning of the seasons, your one clay divided and separated. You began to rise as distinct clay forms, each housing a different individuality and destiny. Without even knowing it, your secret memory mourned your loss of each other. While your clay selves wandered for thousands of years through the Universe, your longing for each other never faded. This metaphor explains [tries to render an explanation] how in the [first] moment of friendship, two souls suddenly recognise each other.

‘It could be a meeting in the street, or at a party, a lecture or just a simple, banal introduction, then, suddenly there is the flash of recognition and the embers of kinship of ancient knowing. Love opens the door of ancient recognition. You enter. You come home to each other, at last. As Euripides says: ‘Two friends, one soul.’’ Words in square brackets have been added in the hope that they will help to clarify the quote’s meaning.

To shed some more light into this, an Irish speaking friend of mine added the following interesting comment. ‘The word ‘Anam’ in Irish has another much more frequently used meaning, which is simply ‘Name.’ Therefore, the first question you are ever likely to ask an Irish person in Irish is: ‘Cad is anam duit?’ Its modern and surface meaning is ‘What is your name?’ However, the deeper felt underlying question it contains is: ‘What is the Soul that you have on you?’ ‘Duit’ literally means ‘on you’.

To my mind, O’Donohue’s interpretation of the meaning of soul friends was a valiant attempt by a Catholic priest, with his religion’s lack of understanding of the spiritual background of life, at finding an explanation of what up to now had to remain inexplicable. There is some truth in what he writes, but I believe that ever since coming away from God, the missing part our soul has eternally been searching for is not another person but the other part of us – our own inner woman or man. All the lovers we ever did embrace in the course of many lifetimes could only ever be outer manifestations of the God and Goddess, who had to wait along time before they could come consciously alive within us.

S/he is the dream lover we are all yearning to meet, the one being in the whole of Creation who really knows and understands all our deepest, innermost needs; who is always there for us and who will never leave us, in all Eternity. This lover is now waiting to fully become one again with each one, the inner Teacher, Healer, Master and Guru, who does have our best at heart. It is the all-wise, all knowing and all-loving being, in whom we have every reason to trust implicitly, for It will never lead us astray. It is longing to be fully reunited with us, as much as we have always been yearning for It. It is not meant to be found in another person, because It is already contained within each one, waiting to come fully alive again, to take over our whole being.

For as long as we insist upon looking for the above mentioned qualities in another human being, our human relationships, even the best, will always remain unfulfilling and disappointing. They are meant to be that way, because otherwise we would get lost in the illusion of the other one. But, for as long as we are still trying to do that, we cannot become whole and healed again. Happiness can only be found in accepting another for what they truly are: companions only for a while. They are soul and spirit, the same as you; they too have to find their own way back to wholeness and God; waiting to be reconnected and healed together with their own ideal lover, within. That’s what healing is all about, for to become whole means to be holy and healed.

Whenever we come together with anyone, it is because during this lifetime we shall be given opportunities for working out between us some more of our Karma, as once upon a time in the world of spirit we agreed to do. And when two souls are meant to come together as lovers, partners or friends, the sometimes instant recognition they feel is a signal from their inner guide, who is trying to help them to come together again. Loving relationships, especially between soul mates, do not happen by chance, the same as everything. The same as anything good that comes into our life, they had to be worked for. If such a relationship comes suddenly into someone’s life, then the two souls concerned are sure to have worked on and suffered for their love, during other lifetimes. This then comes back to them on the credit side of their spiritual account, i.e. Karma, during this lifetime, so that they can work on their relationship some more.

The implications of this final stage of our evolution for the societies we live in are as revolutionary as the earlier overthrow of the traditional order or the ancient patriarchal revolution have been. Ever more peace will come to our world when, instead of paying attention to the dictates of external groups, institutions or ideologies, individuals fully discover and take possession of their personal centre of authority and analysis. We shall then all learn how to reorganise, control and create a new life for ourselves by following the instructions that comes from everybody’s own inner source of knowledge. Once we have learnt to rely on this our inner source of wisdom and truth, there is no longer any need to follow the beliefs of others.

The masculine principle of the living God within helps us to differentiate the world in which we live, to discriminate between the different aspects of nature and also to classify and order. This not only leads us into fully experiencing our essential individuality, but also into healing together with our God or Highest Self and, through this, with the whole of life. Although on the earthly plane we may at times stand utterly alone and we may find ourselves unsupported by institutions, personal relationships and ideologies, or by identities of race, sex and class, in truth we are never alone because on the inner higher and highest levels all life is one. This realisation brings the extraordinary and often alarming knowledge that we can look to no-one and nothing other than to ourselves and nobody except our inner guidance can supply us with reliable directions and answers in any given situation.

Why is there so much disappointment coming from human relationships? A valuable contribution towards a better understanding of this comes to us through Luise Eichenbaum and Susie Orbach in their book ‘What do Women Want?’ Don’t be put off by its title; this is not a feminist book. A better way of calling it would be ‘What do women and men want now that the New Age is with us, to help them live together more happily and harmoniously?’ But then, that would be far too long.

In the chapter ‘Dependency and Couples’ the authors come to the conclusion: ‘Showing love, exposing our need and desire for contact, touches our feelings of dependency. Letting ourselves feel our wants for another person is a kind of letting go. It is giving of ourselves. Emotional dependency, needing, wanting and giving love to another person is the fabric of intimate relationships. In their emotional lives people are both strong and sensitive. Loving someone and feeling emotionally vulnerable to them is both effortless and painstaking. It is the easiest thing in the world and the most difficult. We long for intimacy and we fear intimacy.

When we are involved in a relationship, our emotional channel is on fine tuning. We feel disappointment at the smallest thing. We are so tuned into our partner psychologically, that their behaviour or even their mood affects the way we ourselves feel.’

We are in this life to help us learning to love wisely, the way God loves us. That’s why everybody needs people and also someone special in their life to care for, love and appreciate and who, ideally, return this to us. For a long time in our search for the right partner it feels as if we were looking for a missing part of ourselves. However, on the inner level we already are whole and it would be folly to believe that anyone can make us that way. The only thing we have to do is get in touch with our inner man/woman and take possession of him/her. If we are fortunate enough to find someone who feels like our soul mate or twin flame, it eventually dawns on us that this person is but an outer manifestation of our inner lover, who is waiting to be acknowledged by us at last and become our best friend.

Recommended Reading:
•‘The Divine Soul Mate’

Six pointed Star

Love At First Sight

Love At First Sight - Rays of Wisdom - Healers & Healing

Some enchanted evening
You may see a stranger,
you may see a stranger
Across a crowded room
And somehow you know,
You know even then
That somewhere you'll see her
Again and again.

‘South Pacific’
Rodgers & Hammerstein

Have you ever wondered whether there really is such a thing as love at first sight and if so, why and how it can be? Yes, it really does exist. Should it ever come your way, accept it gratefully as a gift from the Universe, which it truly is. It does not appear in anyone’s life perchance, but only when it has been earned by two people. The likelihood is that in this lifetime two souls are drawn together in this manner because, in spite of great obstacles their love had to overcome in previous lifetimes, they stuck together and loved each other deeply, sincerely and with great commitment. This has created between them such a powerful bond of love that it can never be broken by any force between Heaven and Earth. As a reward, the Universe provides that when they meet anew in future lifetimes, as surely they will, an almost irresistible attraction will flow between their two hearts and on a deep inner soul level there will be an instant and profound recognition.

If one or maybe both souls at the time of their fresh encounter is seriously involved in a relationship with another, the manner in which the resolution of the resulting crisis is handled reveals better than anything that person’s present spiritual maturity. Our reaction to difficult situations like these are always the best gauge for telling the wise ones in charge of us to what a degree we are succeeding to love truly, wisely and unselfishly, the way our Father/Mother Creator love us. It reveals how worthy we are of friendships that are capable of reaching beyond the restrictions of the Earth plane into the vastness and timelessness of Eternity.

Wise ones bear in mind that, although it feels like that at times, other people can never be a missing part of their earthly self or soul, as on the inner level of life each one of us is a whole and complete individual in their own right, masculine and feminine, human and Divine, at the same time. Besides, there is no point in being disappointed if a relationship that has grown from a love at first sight refuses to provide you with unadulterated and never ending peace and bliss. Unfinished business and unresolved issues between the partners are sure to have been left behind by them in previous lives, just the same as in all other relationships.

When that happens, it does not take these wise ones long to recognise that the Universe is trying to provide them with unique opportunities for helping each other. Being aware of the mirror effect, they make good use of it. Working together on overcoming and resolving their character flaws and deficiencies, both partner’s chances are great for succeeding and gradually becoming ever more integrated and whole beings, each in their own right. Realising that the Earth plane is the only place where this can be done, thankfully they seize what is on offer and make the most of it while they can.

Recommended Reading:
•‘Healing – The Sacred Marriage’

Six pointed Star

Of Marriage And Partnerships

Marriage Ceremony - Rays of Wisdom - Kahlil Gibran 'Of Marriage'

Almitra spoke again and said: ‘What of marriage, Master?’
And the prophet replied:
‘You were born together and you shall be for evermore.
You shall be together when the wings of death scatter your days.
Aye, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.
That’s what I believed when I first wrote these lines,
But I know better now that I am dwelling on the other side
Of the veil of consciousness that separates our two worlds.
I can see clearly what a long way marriage
Has come since the days of the patriarchy
When it deteriorated ever more into
A more than somewhat archaic institution.

What a long way our world has come since then!
It gladdens my heart to see that for many by now
Marriage means forming a partnership
In which both men and women have equal rights
As well as duties to fulfil, because each one of you is an
Individual and independent spark of Divine consciousness,
Who once emerged from the heartmind of God.
Although in spirit all is one, when in earthly life you are married,
Make sure there is room between you.
Allow each other breathing space and invite
The winds of the Heavens to dance between you.
Love one another, but do not make a bond of your love
That ties you together as if with cast-iron chains.
Let your love be more like an ocean that moves
Between the shores of your two souls.

The other half you have been looking for without success
On the Earth plane in the course of many lifetimes
Is not meant to be found there and in other human beings.
The missing part of you that will make you whole is
The living God within, everyone’s own Highest or God Self.
Reuniting with it is the only marriage that in the end
Can still and satisfy your yearnings for a love that is true,
Accepts you totally and unconditionally,
Never leaves you and lasts in all Eternity.

That’s why I say:
You do not need anyone else to make you whole.
Each one of you has the energies of their counterpart within.
For a long time it had to remain dormant,
Waiting to be taken into possession by you.
Help each other to recognise and take possession of it.
Then with gratitude for the gift the other one
Has brought you, let go of each other again.

Even though you are married,
Never forget that each soul has its own pathway to walk,
Its own things to do and lessons to learn.
So share what nurtures you and fill each other’s cup,
But do not drink from the same cup or eat from the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous,
But let each also sometimes be on their own,
Just like the strings of a lute are alone,
Although they vibrate with the same tune.

Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping,
For only the hand of life can contain them.
Stand together, but not too close,
Similar to the pillars of a temple standing apart,
Bearing in mind that the oak tree and
The cypress do not grow in each other’s shade.

Each in their own way and time has to learn their pathway to walk,
Their Karma to redeem and Highest potential to fulfil.
Let each learn to take the lead in some things whilst following in others.
Each contributing in their own special and unique manner
Not only adds variety and interest to your relationship,
It helps to make it last longer and ensures that both partners
Grow at an even pace, individually and together.

From ‘The Prophet’ by Kahlil Gibran 1883-1931
Lebanese/American poet
Edited by Aquarius

Recommended Reading:
•‘Healing – The Sacred Marriage’
•‘Soul Mates’
•‘Our Afflictions Are Not Ancestral Curses’

Six pointed Star

Healing – The Sacred Marriage

Rays Of Wisdom - Healers And Healing - Healing : The Sacred MarriageAt long last, the time has come when each one of us is required to do their own work of reconciling, balancing and healing together their inner polarities and oppositions. The human and Divine aspects of our nature need to learn how to work together until they have achieved the same harmony that is in our Creator and no longer work against each other, the way they are frequently doing in many of us to this day. To paraphrase a quote from the legend of the Master Jesus in ‘The Gospel of St. Thomas’ of the Nag Hammadi Library about this process: ‘When you make the two into one, and when you make the inner like the outer and the outer like the inner, and the upper like the lower, and when you make male and female into a single one, so that the male will not be male nor the female be female, then you have entered the kingdom of God and become a Christed one – like the Master Jesus – in your own right.’

Healing of the highest order takes place on a deep inner soul level when the energies of our Highest or God Self mingle with those of its earthly counterpart to such an extent that they become one. The Jesus legend is a picture book demonstration of how the human physical body becomes ever more permeated with the Divine energies, until finally its cells and atoms have changed so much that the two parts of Creation, Heaven and Earth, God and Goddess, and the human being has evolved into a Christed one in our own right.

It was right for the Jesus tale with its all-male Divinity during the times of the patriarchy to tell us: ‘The Father and I, we are one.’ But now that the Age of Aquarius, the age of truth, this is changing to: ‘The Divine Trinity consisting of the Great Spirit, Father/Mother of all life and their only born Son/Daughter, the Universal Christ and I, we are one.’ The Father, astrologically represented by the elements Fire and Air, brings forth a constant flow of creative ideas. The Mother, astrologically represented by the elements Earth and Water, after having decided where and when new creatures and sometimes whole new world should appear. Then she shapes herself willingly to the Father’s desire and will in keeping with His ideas.

Each one of us is a spark of the Great Light of the Universal Christ in the heart of every human child of the Earth. For a long time it exists merely in seed form. But when the earthly self’s consciousness has reached the right evolutionary level, the tiny light wakes from its slumber and stirs into action. It takes quite a while until the child of the Earth no longer finds it difficult to freely and willingly go down on its knees to pray: ‘Thy Will, Great Spirit, is my will and my will is Thine. Please guide and protect me and show me the way, now and forever. Amen.’

To reach this level of surrender and devotion, we have to work through layer upon layer of ancient soul memories of the painful and frightening experiences we had to endure in the course of all previous lifetimes. Nobody would pretend that this is an easy task. Yet, with the help of God and the Angels all things are possible and the best way forward on every healing journey is reaching out to them and asking for their assistance. What we have to undergo is a cleansing and emptying process that can be likened to the peeling of an onion. If my own life is anything to go by, this can be a long, slow and exceedingly painful and frightening experience.

The deeper one gets down, the closer one comes to the core of one’s being, but also the tighter packed and more intense the stored up feelings are likely to grow. Should that happen to you, on no account give up, but take comfort from the knowledge that – one fine day – you are sure to reach the ground of that seemingly bottomless pit and will then be fully one again with God, the living God within. Wise ones who persevere eventually will be able to say: ‘I am safe in God’s loving hand.’ Deep down they know that they are speaking the truth because of the response they feel rising into their consciousness from deep within their own being.  

As healers we have to be the builder of bridges, not only between the various kingdoms of the Earth, but also between all other worlds and existences throughout the whole of Creation. Our two worlds, the physical one and the spirit realm from which we emerge and return to at the beginning and end of every lifetime, are waiting to be reconciled and fused into one. To this day, many still believe that getting in touch with the world of spirit means communicating with the dead. To my mind, such a view could not be further from the truth. Being aware of everybody’s true nature and home, when wise ones look at our world they cannot help coming to the conclusion that many on this side of the veil of consciousness that separates our two worlds, are the dead ones because they are still unaware of who and what they really are.

Don’t worry about them. Eventually every human being finds their way back home into the realisation of their true nature and discovers that in truth all of us, without exception, are young Gods in the making who are serving their apprenticeship in the school of earthly life. Everybody has to make this journey on their own and there are many pathways that lead up the spiritual mountain of returning into the conscious awareness of being part of and being one with God. Although help is always available and never fails to come to those who ask for it, in the final analysis before God and ourselves everybody stands alone. This joining together and healing the Divine and earthly part of our being into one is the sacred marriage between Heaven and Earth. It’s a mystical experience that is different for everybody and cannot be shared by anyone.

Six pointed Star

Where Do I Start My Healing Journey?

Rays of Wisdom - Healers and Healing - Where do I start my Healing Journey?Cleansing ourselves of all those false beliefs and prejudices that for far too long have been weighing our souls down is one of the most essential parts of everyone’s healing journey. The way I see it, we are all in this life together so we can help each other to recognise the things that have become outdated and by now represent nothing but excess baggage waiting to be discarded. However, there is no need to begrudge any of our old convictions, because once they were necessary tools that served us well and in some way helped our evolutionary progress along. Are you finding, as I frequently do, that a great deal of the knowledge that is presently coming your way is setting you free to turn to the things that really matter in your life?

Take for example the law of Karma. The awareness of it sets us free from the prison of seeking revenge and creating every more difficult Karmic conditions and relationships for ourselves and those around us. When something unpleasant has happened to us in the past or still is happening now, the understanding of this law makes it easier to find forgiveness for ourselves and for everything that shares our world with us. The mere recognition of the purpose and meaning of our being in this earthly existence is frequently enough to get the healing process going on its own. Genuine forgiveness, compassion and love for our race and planet, as well as for our own suffering, then floods from our Highest Self into our earthly consciousness, flows through our whole being and brings healing.

As briefly touched upon earlier, may the following serve an example of how in the long course of our evolution, our perception of God and our world has changed, and then compare it with how it is changing, now. The old Testament tells us in Deuteronomy 32:35: ‘To me belongs vengeance, and when their foot shall slip, I will recompense them at the time.’ This contains a clear reference to the law of Karma. In the New Testament St. Paul wrote in his letters to the Romans 12:19 ‘Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather restrain your wrath; for it is written: Vengeance is mine; I will execute justice for you, said the Lord.’  Both texts are from the George Lamsa Bible translation from the original Aramaic texts of the Peshitta. More about this very special Bible can be found in the booklist.

Although Deuteronomy is presented as an address by Moses, scholars generally agree that it dates from a much later period of Israelite history. An early edition of Deuteronomy, as it exists today, has been identified with the book of the Law discovered in the Temple of Jerusalem about 622 BC (2 Kings 22:8; 2 Chronicles 34:15). This early edition, corresponding roughly to chapters 5–26 and 28 of Deuteronomy, as it now stands, expresses a cultic liturgy. Chapters 5–11 contain an introductory speech by Moses, largely hortatory. In chapters 12–26 laws are reiterated that the people are exhorted to obey. The section closes with a report of the formulation of a Covenant between God and his chosen people. Chapter 28 recounts in elaborate detail the blessings or curses that will come upon the people, depending on their response to laws that explicate their covenantal obligations. This arrangement of materials corresponds to the liturgy of Covenant renewal festivals that were celebrated in Israel’s pre-monarchic period. Within this cultic context, very ancient laws were preserved and transmitted.

Deuteronomy is one of the first books in the Old Testament. This is a clear demonstration that the truth of God’s Law of Karma has been with us from the earliest beginnings of the religions that have been accompanying us on our evolutionary journey for such a very long time. It would be interesting to find out when wisdom like this one was actually given to our race. What a long time it has taken until we are finally ready to understand its true meaning, i.e. that in fact it is nothing short of a reference to the Divine laws. No reasons for any of the ancient teachings seem to have been given to us, to help us grasp their meaning. And what a world of difference that would have made to us, but it seems that in those days we were still expected to believe and follow blindly, mostly out of fear of a God, who was a cold, distant and threatening being that could not be understood by anyone. Would you agree that it is much easier to love our Father/Mother Creator, the Great White Spirit, when one knows of the intimate nature of one’s own relationship with It?

Is it any wonder that so many slipped and fell by the roadside, during the previous age, when – as already discussed – the Age of Neptune was the age of deception, of blind faith and belief?  Even by the time St. Paul wrote his epistles, things had not improved and no reasons were given why we were not to take revenge on anyone. Now that we know why this is unwise, how much better we can keep on keeping on, regardless. I can only speak for myself, but for me it is always easier to stick to something, when I know it makes sense.

The healing journey back into the oneness with our Highest Self sooner or later has to be undertaken by everybody. Our Highest Self is waiting to be called upon to guide and protect, nurture, comfort and heal us. Deep within the very core of our own being, we need to re-discover the space where once again, we can again fully and consciously be the beloved child of God, who in truth none of us ever stopped being. To get us there, regular healing journeys into the self are required and they have the potential of turning into exciting trips for inner discoveries. And, as mentioned before, because spiritually everything has to be done for real, shortcuts do not exist. Regular times of meditation, prayer, quiet reflection and contemplation are as essential as is giving of our best in all our daily endeavours. Work is as good a spiritual discipline as any other, when done in the right spirit and when one aims all one’s efforts towards re-establishing full contact and a constant dialogue with the Divine.

Our true Father/Mother is alive within each one, though at first it is only a tiny spark. Through our constant efforts at channelling the Divine healing energy, each spark has the potential of growing into the cleansing, purifying and healing flame that will clear away the dross of all our deepest and darkest fears. With the help of God and the Angels, they need and can be transmuted into the pure gold of renewed hope, faith and trust, in God and also in ourselves and all life.

Six pointed Star

A Channel Of Your Peace

Rays of Wsdom - Healers and Healing -- Make me a channel of Your peace

Make me a channel of Your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me bring Your love,
Where there is injury, Your pardon,
And where there’s doubt, true faith in You.

Make me a channel of Your peace.
Where there’s despair in life,
Let me bring hope
Where there is darkness, only light
And where there’s sadness, ever joy.

Make me a channel of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me bring Your love.
Where there is injury, Your pardon
And where there’s doubt, true faith in You.

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
In giving to all people that we receive
And in dying that we are born,
To Eternal life.

O Master, grant that I may not seek
So much to be consoled as to console,
To be understood as to understand and
To be loved as to love with all my heart and soul.

St. Francis of Assisi 

Six pointed Star

Seeing They See And Yet, Do Not Perceive

The deeper we get into our healing process, the more the Universal Christ love awakens and rises from within the core of our being. The warmth of Its healing energy radiates from our heart and from there, over time, it slowly but surely fills our whole being. This is the only way it is possible to gain access to the Divine blessing and healing energy the Master Jesus spoke about when he said: ‘The Father/Mother and I, we are one, and I rejoice and let It’. And: ‘No-one comes to the Father, except through me. In truth, the Cosmic Christ, who is the only born Son of the Great Mother and Father was speaking through the Master.

Our task as healers is to walk in his footsteps and follow his example by learning how to call upon and work with the living Christ within, until the Divine spark in our heart does not only re-awaken but has grown into a flame that burns away every last remnant of the emotional/spiritual dross we have accumulated in the course of all our lifetimes thus far. We need to call upon this Spirit to help us transmute all our fears and anxieties of past ages into the pure gold of renewed hope, faith and trust in God, ourselves and in the life that has been given to us – by the Grace of God.

What a long way the evolution of our race has come since the allegory of the life of the Master Jesus as teacher and healer first appeared. In my view, whether in truth such a man ever really existed is irrelevant to our present investigations. What is important is that the Master taught mostly in parables. This ensured that, until fairly recently, the underlying higher meanings of his messages would remain hidden from public view and knowledge. That is why the Master tells his disciples in St. Mark 4: 11-13: ‘To you is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God, but to outsiders everything has to be explained in parables. For seeing they see and yet, do not perceive; and hearing they hear and yet, do not understand. Should they return, their sins would be forgiven. And he said to them: ‘Do you understand this parable? How then will you understand all the [other] parables?’

The Divine author of the Jesus story undoubtedly appreciated that very few in our world at that time were sufficiently evolved to grasp the true meaning of these words. However, as the evolutionary cycle of our race progressed, ever more of us would eventually discover their true esoteric meaning and finally the glorious day would arrive when all of us have mastered this level of life, by living it the way the legend describes. For anyone eager to get there, it is essential not to fall into the trap of constantly chasing around like a thing possessed, hardly ever standing still, but running, running, running – as so many these days are doing. I feel sorry for people who behave in that manner. What chance of discovering for themselves to they have that God’s unchangeable and eternal truths are known in the depths and stillness of everybody’s own being? They cannot be found anywhere else and can only be accessed from within and never without. But fear not for them! Each in their own sweet time is sure to find their way back home into their true nature and the oneness with God.

Wise ones appreciate that, instead of chasing like mad after their own tail, they are better off attending to their inner healing journey, in spite of the fact that this can be a long, slow and painful process. And if it is like that for you – as it has been for a very long time for me – nothing could ever be more worthy of our attention. As with all journeys, the arrival does not matter anything like as much as the experiences one gathers and the interesting people one meets, along the way. It is astonishing how much one can learn from even the most humble soul or maybe especially from them. I have always had my doubts whether travelling in the physical body really does expand anyone’s horizons; the inner journey never fails to do so. Yet, it is by no means a task for the faint-hearted, for within the bowl of our self we all carry around with us the emotional and spiritual wounds of all lifetimes, not merely of this one; and all are waiting to be understood, accepted and healed.

To my mind, the balm that brings most healing to all parts of our being comes through gradually finding a better understanding of the general purpose of life, as well as of people and their hidden motivations and agendas. Healing energy starts to flow with the simple discovery that Earth life is but a school and that every earthly lifetime is meant to be a journey of discovery. Its strength increases each time we find forgiveness for ourselves and for all those who ever hurt or wounded us. There is a small frightened child hiding within everybody’s subconscious. Because this child is so terrified, it can be difficult to approach.

It takes time and constant efforts, until the knowledge one gathers has been digested sufficiently, so it can slowly sink ever deeper into our subconscious and finally reaches the very core of our being. Only through this process can the newly found understanding of the conscious part eventually be accepted by our subconscious. When this happens, our inner child also heals. Initially, it does not help one bit when the adult self tries to make it clear to the child self that we ourselves chose all those painful experiences. Alas, a great deal of patience, perseverance and forgiveness, for ourselves and others, is needed until our child finally accepts that it and we are safe now and that the way things did happen was the only way of resolving and letting go of some of our most ancient Karma and of partaking in some of our most vital lessons.

Six pointed Star

Reflections On Forgiveness

To forgive does not mean giving in but letting go. Whether or not you think someone deserves your forgiveness, you deserve to forgive them because that is the only way of setting each other free. Holding onto anger is a way of trying to compensate for the powerlessness we feel when someone hurts us. It is important to find a way of letting go of anger, by talking with the person who hurt us, without attacking or blaming them, but by describing the effect their behaviour had on us and the world of our feelings. Listening to another’s point of view helps us to see things from a different perspective. It makes us more tolerant and shows us the way to true and lasting forgiveness that comes from our heart, instead of our head.

If, for any reason, we cannot communicate with the people who have hurt us, writing down what happened the way we experienced it can be a good release. Talking the matter over with a friend or a counsellor is another way of letting go. In my view, forgiving does not necessarily mean forgetting. It is not easy to forget hurts, but even partial forgiveness is beneficial because re-living past painful incidents time and again is bad for our health; it increases our susceptibility to illness. Forgiving is good for our body, as well as our soul. If it is more than we can manage on our own, God and the Angels are waiting to be called upon for their assistance.

After all, to err is human and to forgive is Divine. And forgiveness brings inner peace; meditation and prayers are the best ways of finding both.

Six pointed Star

All Life Is Good – All Life Is God

There is no life outside God. God is life – not only the part of life that at present we perceive as good, but everything. Experiences that are generally considered to be bad come to us and our world for good reason. They are intended to teach us the difference between good and evil. Only after having learnt the intended lessons, individually and as a race, shall we be set free to experience what it is like to look at our world through God’s eyes with love and compassion. When we finally grasp that any bad that still is in our world has its place as much as the good, we are capable of appreciating that in the end, even the most evil experiences will eventually lead us and our world back to the state where all is good. Each one of us has come to do their share of getting us there.

As healers we are in this life to make that which is good, right and beautiful, sacred and holy, our guiding principle and our God. After all, we are here to bring forth from within the highest qualities that are in God. In seedform they are contained in all human souls, waiting to be brought forth through conducting our lives with kindness, goodness, compassion, love and respect for ourselves and everything that is in the world God has created for us. We are here to integrate through constantly practising truth, honesty, integrity and loyalty – in short, all those qualities that humankind always has striven for and considered best.

It is a good life that God has created for us and, when looked at in the right way, there is no such thing as a loser.  Irrespective of what may ever happen to us, so long as we learn something from any of our experiences, we are sure to gain and therefore qualify to be called a winner. After all, learning is what this life is all about and that is why it is constantly presenting each one of us with tests and trials that have ever varying degrees of difficulties. As mentioned before, this life is a place of learning; life itself is always both our school and all its teachers. The spiritual practises of those who are already awake to the truth that we are all in this life together, so that we may each find healing and also to become a healer in our own right, need to be aimed at paying attention to the demands and the memories of our own soul, of the soul of those around us and that of the collective. In this way, with the help of God and the Angels, anything that is in need of healing will always find it.

All the knowledge that was ever gathered by anyone is now stored in the memory bank of our collective soul and can therefore be accessed by everybody. Just think, beloved friends, it belongs to all of us and as promised by the Jesus legend: ‘The truth will set you free!’ Are you aware that in reality no-one can teach us anything, except we ourselves? And what after all is a healer if not a teacher? But please do not allow this to put you off. All that is required from us is that with the help of our Highest Self we lead those in need to the threshold of their own understanding.

When they in this way regain access to their in-tuition, i.e. their inner teacher or Guru, this part takes over and provides them, from the depth of their own innermost being, with the answers to all the questions they may ever care to ask. This is the meaning of working with God and the Angels, which does not do away with our obligation for providing loving support for those around us. During the times of our struggles at overcoming our deepest innermost fears, most of all that of death, the future and the unknown, they are there waiting to be called upon for their loving support and protection.

What a mind-boggling concept that all knowledge is in God and that, once we are fully re-connected with our Source, we too shall have access to it! Just imagine, this means everything that anyone ever learnt, since the beginning of our world and all worlds, and everything that has been gathered through all the beings that ever existed, in many lifetimes and many worlds, will eventually be at our disposal. It is highly probable that there have been many Universes before this one and that there will be many more, long after humankind has outgrown requiring Mother Earth as its training ground.

Just imagine! All that wonderful knowledge is also in us and I do not think there is any need for being afraid of it. Our race will have to evolve a great deal more, before any of us will be allowed full access. First we shall have to prove that we have grown into disciplined, responsible and mature beings, who are likely to be able to handle God’s wisdom in the right way, i.e. never for selfish purposes and only ever for the benefit of the whole. Considering how little wisdom even those among us who are thought of as wise have so far, it is not hard to see why Divine wisdom has been carefully protecting Its children of Earth against finding too much knowledge, too early on.

Six pointed StarSix pointed StarSix pointed Star

© Copyright 2019 Rays of Wisdom. All rights reserved.


Add Your Comments:

More Religion and Spirituality Books