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Old August 7th, 2017, 08:51
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Realise Your Inner Strength



The following is the essence of a teaching from the White Eagle group of spirit guides that appeared in ‘White Eagle’s Little Book Of Healing Comfort’: ‘The purpose of every earthly lifetime is the development of the higher aspects of your nature and bringing forth your own inner strength. By constantly tapping into and using them your spiritual light and power increase, so that with the passing of time you become more god-like. You will find that the more the radiance of the spiritual side of your being lights up your daily tasks and encounters, the more easily you cope with earthly life.

‘We too once walked that pathway and therefore know how difficult it can be for as long as our physical bodies hold you tightly in its grip with its pains and afflictions of mind, body and spirit. * By now we also know that all these things are the direct result of the thinking and behaviour patterns of the small self with its tiresome ego and fearful earthly mind. For a long time the lower self in its arrogance believes it knows everything when in truth it does not have a clue about anything that really matters, in particular the spiritual background of its earthly existence.

‘This is because in the course of many lifetimes the lower self gets lost in an ever denser jungle of erroneous beliefs, superstitions and prejudices. The walls of this prison with the passing of time grow so thick that they enclose the small self like a black box. The atoms and molecules of the physical body’s cells eventually are so tightly packed together that they act similar to a prison cell, which for a long time cannot be penetrated by even the smallest rays of the light of spiritual wisdom. Yet, with every spell of suffering a bit more of God’s light re-enters them and speeds up their vibrations sufficiently so that sparks of understanding can seep in. With the passing of time more and more of it penetrates the consciousness of the sufferer.

‘The creation of the prison cell is necessary for the early stages of your earthly development. It ensures that the spirit and soul within it cannot escape until the learning from its lessons have been thoroughly absorbed. Thus they are forced to take part in the lessons of getting to know the characteristics of their lower and lowest nature. Without this the human spirit, whose true nature as a spark of the Divine is all-loving, giving and forgiving, would be unable to endure the extremely tough school of earthly life. If it had not been cut off from its true nature and home in God’s loving embrace, human spirit and souls could not respond to the demands of Earth’s harsh and cold, alien and frequently hostile environment.

‘All matter consists of the Universal Christ’s light. During the initial stages of creating physical bodies for young and inexperienced spirits and their souls the Divine light is gradually withdrawn from the matter surrounding them during their earthly sojourns, so it grows ever denser. This descent into physicality continues until the small lower self has lost all recall of its true nature and origin. That’s when it is ready to attend to the hardest parts of its earthly education.

‘During each lifetime spent without the awareness of your true nature, a fresh layer of all manner of fears, especially those of the unknown and death is left behind in the memories of your soul. They form deposits which at some stage of your development have to be dismantled, by none other than you and that may reveal itself as surprisingly hard work. The same as every new layer you once accumulated took you away from the Source of your being, God, those you dissolve move you closer to Him/Her again. This process is an essential part of every human being’s compulsory earthly education.

‘We, your spirit friends and helpers, need you on the other side of the veil of consciousness as much as you need us. Our task is showing you how you can triumph over the darkness of the spiritual ignorance that has been overshadowing every aspect of your world, individually and collectively, for such a long time. Your part consists of the grounding of your steadily increasing store of spiritual knowledge by applying its principles to your daily life. You then need to share your insights and beliefs with as many as possible, to enable them to increase their inner strength and help their spiritual wings to grow. True evolutionary progress for your whole world is made each time you lift yourself and someone around you above the common narrow horizons and vision of earthly life.

‘Leaning on a teaching from the Jesus legend, we say to you: ‘Rise from your bed and walk.’ The bed is a metaphor for your earthly existence and the way of walking we mean is letting the light of the spiritual path show the way that leads to the rediscovery and reconnection with the inner Source of your being. Do all you can to re-establish your contact with it and work together with it, so you can be used as an ever more powerful channel through which the blessing and healing energies of the Universal Forces can flow into Mother Earth and all her lifeforms and from there into the rest of Creation.’

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Old August 9th, 2017, 08:13
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Cleansing Human Consciousness



As we know by now, Divine wisdom and truth directly from the Source has always accompanied us. It was just that during the early stages of humankind’s earthly development, to make the teachings they were giving easier to understand, the Angels presented them through human teachers with whom we could identify and connect with the knowledge they were bringing. By now sufficient numbers of us have grown into adulthood and are therefore ready to act as receiver/transmitter stations through which the inspiration from the highest levels of life can flow every more powerfully direct into individual beings and our whole world.

The deeper we move into the Aquarian Age the more powerful its energies will be influencing everything that shares Mother Earth with us. Gradually every one of the cosy notions that have been with us for a long time will be removed from the collective and individual consciousness of our world. The first one that comes to mind is that at some stage in the future a saviour and redeemer will appear in our world to cleanse all those who follow him or her from the sins of their past *. This person was a messenger and a child of God, the only one who was ever born on the Earth. All anyone had to do was follow this mythical being and regularly attend the church that had come into being around it. Once a week on Sundays was sufficient for being saved and redeemed, quite automatically.

Now that ever more of us are reaching spiritual adulthood, the true meaning of this promise is revealing itself. To reveal that it was neither a false pledge nor some kind of a hoax, the only thing required is an understanding of the underlying higher esoteric meaning of this tale, the same as all other spiritual teachings that ever appeared in our world. From the evolutionary point many have reached by now it’s not hard to see that the only way of saving and redeeming ourselves and our world is by freely and willingly surrendering our whole being with all its affairs into the hands of the Highest forces of life, known as God.

The word Islam * means total surrender to God. This is achieved by conducting a life of loving service to the One, working as Its channel for the highest good and the greatest joy of all. It denotes following God’s will and wishes to do all we can to alleviate the suffering of our world. The instructions for this we receive intuitively through our inner guidance, the living God within. Total surrender to God can never come about through inflicting as much pain and suffering on humankind as we can.

This submission includes conducting our life in accordance with the Universal laws *. With this knowledge the Divine forces are laying the instrument into everyone’s own hands for taking charge of our destiny through refusing to create difficult and painful Karma for ourselves. When we start sending nothing but good, kind and loving thoughts, words and deeds into our world, they are the only things that can return to us, as soon as the Karmic debts that have accrued in our spiritual bankbook in the course of many lifetimes. This is the only way they can be paid – by none other than us. And that’s how in the fullness of time every human being will redeem themselves.

Another cherished false beliefs has been the notion that Heaven and Hell * are places ‘somewhere up there or down there’ that we go to. Are the experiences of our most difficult relationships in the here and now not sufficient proof that Heaven and Hell are states of consciousness? With the help of the thinking and behaviour patterns we brought with us from previous lifetimes, each one of us is quite capable of creating Heaven or Hell, for ourselves and those around us. Without being aware of what we were doing, we are likely to have made them even harder to endure during the early stages of our present lifetime because of all manner of false beliefs, prejudices and superstitions. The realisation of what we are doing is the first step towards empowering us to consciously change our character make-up into a more positive and constructive one.

Because as earthlings we are allowed the freedom to make up our own minds about things and for making their own decisions *, the choice whether we want to walk this pathway or not is ours. During the early stages of our earthly education we are largely unaware of what kind of a precious gift this is and that it needs to be handled wisely and the greatest of care. But as we mature into spiritual adulthood it gradually dawns on us what freedom of choice truly means and the responsibilities it brings with it. For example, making conscious decisions in our daily lives how our ideas of Heaven can be realised in earthly life.

From that point onwards some real progress on our spiritual pathway at last becomes possible. How much of it we are making is disclosed to those in charge of our development in the spirit world – the eye that never sleeps – through our actions and reactions in daily life. In particular this applies to our behaviour towards the less evolved siblings in the family of humankind. How kind and tolerant, without condoning what they are doing, is our approach to those who do not yet know better than creating hell for themselves and those around them? These poor souls surely deserve our compassion, as so far they have no idea of what they are in the process of creating for themselves in future lifetimes *. Caught in the dungeon of their ignorance, they insist on producing ever more negative and difficult Karma for themselves, unaware that at some stage of their development it has to be made good.

At least now and then let’s spare a loving thought for these unfortunate people. In some future lifetime they too will begin to awaken to their true nature. Eventually they will discover that all human beings have the power within to transform their lives and that of others from a living Hell on Earth into a small piece of Heaven on the Earth, which they themselves will be creating. If we told them about it now, they would not believe us. But even so, whenever a person who is afflicted in this way crosses your path, gently try to nudge them in the right direction, the way someone once did with you and me.

There is a strong possibility that it could be predestined for you to be the one who assists them with walking their first step towards the great change of consciousness and initiation, which every one of us at some stage has to experience. Oh, what grandiose words! All they represent in simple terms is changing our outlook on life and with it our inner attitudes towards ourselves, those around us and our world. That is the long awaited spiritual rebirth and the more of us get involved in this process, the more the spiritual rebirth of our race and world will gather speed.
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Old August 10th, 2017, 07:54
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Peace In Our World





Where there is righteousness in the heart,
There is beauty in the character.
Where there is beauty in the character,
There is harmony in the home.
Where there is harmony in the home,
There is order in the nation,
And when spiritual order has come to all nations,
There will be peace in our world.

Chinese Proverb
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From Prayers & Words Of Wisdom From Around Our World’

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Old August 11th, 2017, 08:57
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Armageddon



Whenever one takes a closer look at our world one cannot help getting the impression that it is in a state of utter chaos and destruction. But let this not deceive you. Reject the temptation of joining the thoughts of darkness, fear and doubt of those around you. Refuse to be drawn into this stream of consciousness and know within your heart of hearts that everything that is happening is going to lead to some kind of positive and constructive conclusion. Familiar with the Universal law of evolution, wise ones know that everything that’s ugly and destructive in our world is in the process of evolving into something beautiful and constructive. They are aware that there will always be a good ending to everything and that it cannot be any other way. Expecting it is by no means false optimism; it is justified.

That’s why wise ones make it almost a ritual in their life not to participate in negative and destructive thoughts and words. At all times they look for the good that is hidden behind everything. This helps them to remain positive and constructive, irrespective of what takes place around them. Their behaviour has the power of penetrating the darkness and mists of our world with the light of the living God within them. Because all matter is created from the Christ Star’s light, our inner light can shine through and dissolve the mists surrounding even the densest matter. Light is love and love is light and every loving thought we send to anyone creates more light and is added to that which is already there. The matter becomes lighter and less dense, the vibrations of the atoms and molecules of the cells speed up and heal.

Anyone who still believes that someone will come to save and redeem us or that Armageddon has yet to happen, to my mind, is barking up the wrong tree. The time for swinging into action and doing our share of rescuing ourselves and our world from destruction is now. It has to be done, by the likes of you and me, so please do not procrastinate and get on with it. Armageddon is not an event to come. It is an idea and a symbolism for the inner struggle between the small earthly and the Highest Self, and the forces of good and evil within each one of us, which has been taking place all along.

As far as Armageddon on the outer plane of life is concerned, I believe that the two World Wars with their grand finale of the horror of the atomic bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, were Armageddon and the Apocalypse rolled into one. The sad spectacle of the towering inferno of large parts of some of the finest cities of the Western world going up in smoke has been one of the outer manifestations of the clearing actions that were at that time taking place on the inner plane. To this day they are occupied with the process of cleansing us and our world of the negative energies we accumulated over the ages. To all of us they are offering valuable opportunities for balancing our spiritual bankbooks.

But still, one cannot help wondering how many more demonstrations we need of the consequences of power abuse, dangerous psychic experimenting that is combined with the irresponsible manipulation of the mass of people. When one considers the orgies of massacring each other by the millions and the wholesale destruction of material possessions of World War I and II, surely no Armageddon anyone could dream of in their wildest imaginations could be worse. And isn’t it strange that the commandment ‘Thou shall not kill’ from Exodus 20:2-17 and Deuteronomy 5:6-21 does not seem to exist when it comes to the ‘joy’ of maiming and destroying each other in the name of a God who appears to agree with this notion?

The Commandments are a set of biblical laws relating to ethics and worship that play a fundamental role in the Abrahamic religions. They are also known as the Decalogue, which the Angels gave to our world with the help of the Moses legend. This part of the sacred texts includes instructions for worshipping only God, honouring one’s parents and for keeping the Sabbath, as well as prohibitions against idolatry, blasphemy, murder, adultery, theft, dishonesty and coveting. In the Hebrew Bible the commandments appear in the books of Exodus and Deuteronomy. Modern scholars have found that they have their origin in Hittite and Mesopotamian laws and treaties, but are divided over when they were written and by whom. The Angels are looking on and smiling. They know, but they are not telling us.

Judaism, Christianity and Islam are the Abrahamic religions. The sacred texts of each one of them contain the Commandments and they came down to them from preceding religions. Each one of the these three religions has always conveniently ignored the words ‘Thou shall not kill!’, pretending that taking other people’s lives in times of war and terrorist actions does not represent killing. We earthlings cannot create life and therefore have no right to destroy it, especially not wanton and randomly like in times and activities like that. Because the law of life is love, doing so creates particularly severe Karma.

Those who believe that children are created by us are mistaken. They merely come through us and are not of us. The wisdom and love of the Great Father/Mother creates them through us. * Universal law decrees that before anything new can be born, something old always has to die. This is also valid for the many outdated beliefs that are still at large in our world. The more the birth process of humankind’s awakening Christ consciousness progresses, the more they are systematically removed, on the inner as well as the outer level.

Our spirit friends and helpers on all its levels for a long time have been beavering on our behalves. This will continue until even the last and slowest one of us has been guided into the awareness of God’s true nature and their own, and the predestined role * every human being has always had to play in God’s great plan of life *. Finding this knowledge is the birthright of all God’s children of the Earth as well as the right of learning how to walk hand in hand with God and the Angels. And that’s how, one small step after another, we are inexorably moving forwards and upwards on the evolutionary spiral. In the end it takes every one of us, without exception, to a high and holy destiny.

The laws of love and evolution are seeing to it that under the guardianship of God and the Angels everything in our own lives and that of our world will eventually come right. Because everything is taken care of by them, there is no need to be afraid of the future and what it may bring. Even if all manner of events still have to take place in our lives in the course of paying our karmic debts, for as long as we accept that these things are part of God’s perfect justice * and therefore inevitable, they do not need to stand in the way of our happiness. This surrender of our whole being to the will of the Highest brings inward happiness and joy. Besides, it can bring about the most wonderful occurrences that make us think: ‘This has to be the work of the Angels and our spirit friends.’

As soon as we submit our whole being to the forces of the Highest, we can rely upon it that help will always be there when we need it. It may come to us in quite surprising ways and be of particularly gentle, loving and caring kind. That’s the hallmark of those working behind the scenes of earthly life. They never leave us and are always ready to bring us their blessings and some kind of compensation. Even if some hard knocks still have to endured by us, our invisible friends and helpers are sure to reward us with something.

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Old August 12th, 2017, 08:48
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Of Good And Evil



One of the elders of the city said: ‘Speak to us of good and evil.’
And he – the prophet – replied:
‘Of the good in you I can speak, but not of the evil.
For what is evil but the good within you
That is tortured by its own hunger and thirst
For the learning that will help you,
In the fullness of time,
To return into the conscious awareness
Of your true nature?
Because the good in you is hungry and
And your soul longs to return to its real home,
It sometimes seeks for food in dark caves
And may drink of dead waters, too.

You are good when you are at one with your Highest Self,
But when you are no longer consciously aware of it,
You are not evil. You are but a divided house,
Which does not have to be a den of thieves.
It is merely that the two parts of you,
Your Highest Self and its earthly counterpart,
Are still travelling in opposite directions.
This state of being can be likened t
To a ship without rudder that
Is capable of wandering aimlessly among perilous isles.
Yet, somehow it does not sink to the bottom.
When you have studied evil sufficiently,
With the help and the will of God and the Angels,
The two parts of you will come together again
And brought into harmony,
So that in future they work for you,
Instead of against.

Fear not, if some of the souls in your world
Still seem to be guided away from their Highest Self
And ever deeper into the morass of physicality.
Trust that for them too, the turning point will come,
As it has done for you and all other wise ones in your world.
Humankind’s evolution is a circle
That first moves you away from God,
That which is all good.
The farther you descend into matter,
The more you move downwards.
When you have reached a certain phase in your development,
You begin to move upwards and are then on your way
Into re-discovering your true nature,
That you are part of God and that God is part of you,
And that because of this
The core of your being has always remained good,
Through and through, all-loving and all-knowing,
Like your God Self
With whom you are now consciously
Being reunited and at one again.
For as long as your soul lessons require that
You move downwards, you are not evil.
Even thought your earthly self may still
Be learning to differentiate between good and evil,
Your innermost essence of your being
Remains good and of God.
You are good when you are spiritually awake
And that in thought, word and deed.
Yet, those who have not yet reached this point
Are not evil.
And if your tongue still staggers without purpose,
Know that stumbling speech also serves a wise higher purpose,
That of strengthening weak tongues.

You are good when you strive to give of yourself.
Yet, you are not evil whilst you are still seeking gain for yourself.
Those who are doing this are learning the lesson
Of being a root that clings to Mother Earth and sucks at her breast.
Like a tree your soul’s needs
Vary according to the evolutionary phase you have reached.
That is why the fruit of a tree
Cannot say to its roots: ‘Be like me,
Ripe and full and ever giving of my abundance.
For the fruit giving is as good a need
As the receiving is to the root.

You are good when you walk towards your goal
Firmly and with bold steps.
Yet, you are not evil whilst you are still approaching it with a limp.
But even those who limp are not going backwards,
For all life is evolution, moving ever forwards and upwards.
Let those who are strong and swift,
Make sure they do not pretend to limp too,
Out of misunderstood kindness for the lame.

You are good in countless ways,
And you are not evil when you are not good,
You are neither loitering nor sluggard,
You are merely still in the process
Of learning to discern between good and evil.
Have compassion too for those
Who already are moving with the speed of stags,
And believe that they can teach their swiftness to those
Who thus far only capable of moving like turtles.
Wise ones know that in God’s great plan,
The turtle has as much its place as the stag.

Your goodness lies in your longing for being at one
With your Highest Self.
This longing is in all of you.
In some, it already is like a torrent that rushes to the sea,
With all its might,
It carries with it the secrets of the hillsides
And the songs of the forests.
The longing of others is still like a shallow stream
That lingers in angles and bends and loses itself.
Yet, it too finally reaches its destination.

Each does come to the end of their journey,
In their own sweet time.
That is why there is no need for those in whom
The longing is already very strong
To say to those in whom it is still weak:
‘Why are you slow and halting?’
This is why wise ones who are truly good
Would never dream of asking the one who is naked:
‘Where is your garment?’
Or another one who is homeless:
‘What has befallen your home?’

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

From ‘War And Peace Between Nations’

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Shedding False Beliefs And Prejudices



Human beings are like snakes who shed their skins many times during the various stages of their growth. Something similar happens to our spiritual development when our consciousness cleanses * itself of the false beliefs, prejudices and superstitions we acquired in the course of all previous lifetimes. To help us understand this process, a long, long time ago the Angels gave our world the snake * as a symbol of the wisdom and love of the Great Mother. However, during the time of the patriarchy * the feminine and its wisdom and love were removed from its religions. The declaration that the sacred texts had to be understood literally the Divine truth was systematically suppressed. Through this the snake changed into a symbol of evil that was instrumental in bringing about everything that was bad and wrong with our world.

Martin Luther, the Father of the Reformation in Germany who, for the first time in its history, made the Bible accessible to lay people by translating it into German, observed: ‘Reason should be destroyed in all Christians’ and ‘Reason is the greatest enemy that faith has.’ These words were very much in keeping with the Zeitgeist of the Piscean Age *. It was the age of lying and cheating, deceptions and corruption, deviousness and dishonesty. All of this prepared our world for the coming of the Age of Aquarius *, the age of truth and honesty, integrity and loyalty, bringing things out into the open where everybody can see and understand what’s going on. That precisely is happening increasingly. And the deeper we move into this age, the more of us will be receiving their own vision of the Divine truth, directly from the heartmind of the Highest forces of life.

The age of Pisces has been teaching us the value of the above mentioned qualities, so that when we discover them we appreciate and value them and protect as best we can. Under the cleansing influence of Pluto’s energies in Capricorn * nothing remains hidden. Eventually the scales will fall from the eyes of even the slowest of us. They too will begin to understand and start complying with the spirit of our time and conduct their affairs in keeping with it, freely and willingly responding to the demands for openness, honesty and above all: TRUTH. For that, my dear Friends, is the will of God for the Age of Aquarius. Aquarius represents the voice and will of God.

Martin Luther was also a farseeing man who wrote: ‘If I knew I had to die tomorrow, I would still plant an apple tree today.’ This shows that he too was working not merely for himself and his time, even more so for future generations. This means not as much for our children’s children, but for ourselves when we return to the Earth in coming lifetimes as our own offspring, because everyone is their own ancestor *. We shall then reap the rewards of our present efforts in the form being able to live on a planet where life is at peace and all work together and for each other, instead of against, which so many in their spiritual ignorance insist on doing to this day.

Such folks would to well to follow Martin Luther’s recommendation of: ‘Study the animal world and you will understand human behaviour much better.’ As we evolve and grow in spiritual understanding and layer upon layer of our false beliefs, prejudices and superstitions are shed, the more our consciousness cleanses * itself of them, the stronger our higher nature grows and gradually takes over.

But let there be no doubt about it that Earth life is hard school. This is not only because of the wars that to this day are testing the strength of the more evolved parts of humankind’s spirit. It is also because of the astral and etheric forces to which we unconsciously respond. We have other bodies besides our physical one, which are finer and much more sensitive than their outer shell. On these bodies the thought forces of passion, hatred and bloodshed that emanate from souls in the trouble stricken parts of our world are constantly beating. And that’s the cause of much nerve strain and heartache, sorrow and fear in the rest of us on the physical plane. The finer bodies are use exclusively once the outer physical one has been cast off. These are the bodies that accompany us from lifetime to lifetime, until finally our spirit and soul has become sufficiently evolved so they can also be shed.

The soul is our emotional body; one of the vehicles every spirit uses during the various stages of its long evolution. Each individual soul is part of the soul consciousness of humankind and ultimately our world. Because of the oneness of life on its inner level everybody’s soul has always been affected by everything that any one of us ever felt. These feelings were and still are caused by all the thoughts that pass through our minds. For better as well as for worse, in this way we are constantly absorbing everybody else’s vibrations. Can you see the importance of positive thinking * and why we are told that when we harm another, we also hurt ourselves; and that we are all responsible for whatever happens in our world?

By now, there is so much suffering on our planet that when it comes to finding ways of overcoming it, there is only one realistic choice and that is asking God and the Angels for their assistance. They alone know how we, individually and collectively, can redeem the mountains of karmic debts each one of us has accumulated along the way. The only sensible thing for us is to trust God’s perfect laws and justice and patiently endure whatever our healing journey brings to the surface of our consciousness, so it can be dealt with. This not only balances our own karmic account but also that of our world. There is no easy way out and no exceptions are made, of that we can be sure. And as all of us have done our share of creating the present state of our world *, don’t you think it’s fair that everybody should make their contribution towards resolving its problems?

The power of thought * cannot be stressed too strongly. And because our thoughts build the realities of our world and determine its state, it is crucial that we learn to control our thought processes. I see the duty of every aspiring wise one and healer as making a genuine effort at sending nothing but kind and loving, understanding and forgiving thoughts into everything that takes place in our world and to everybody involved. It is our task to lift them and everything else that is causing any kind of problem, personal, national of international ones, into the light of the Christ Star, the symbol of the Universal Christ, who is the Highest Star and the brightest Light in the whole of Creation.

Each one of us being a spark that once went forth from the loving heart of the Star, its light is the Great Father/Mother to us all. At any given moment Its children have the birthright of asking for Its guidance and protection that it may come to us intuitively, through our inner guidance. As this spark has been waiting to wake up in all human hearts, let’s do our best not to disappoint it. All we have to do is ask our Highest Self to teach us how to project the radiance of Its wisdom, acting as Its channel, so it can flow through us into all human hearts and souls, evolved and less evolved ones alike, and from there into the rest of world.

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The Art Of Listening



Great White Spirit,
Father/Mother of all life,
Teach me the art of listening:
To my nearest and dearest,
My family and friends,
Neighbours and co-workers.
Help me to become ever more aware that,
No matter what words anyone uses,
The underlying message always is:
‘Listen to me, accept and love me,
As the person I truly am.’

Teach me to listen, Great Spirit,
Also to those who are far from me:
To the pleas of the lost and lonely,
The frightened and forgotten,
And to the cries of all
Who are anguished in other ways.

Teach me to listen, Great Spirit,
To my own deepest, innermost needs.
Help me to trust that
The small still voice of conscience
That speaks to me from the depths of my heart,
Is the voice of Your wisdom and truth.

Teach me to listen within, Great Spirit,
To the sound of Your beloved voice,
In times of being busy or bored,
Of certainty and doubt,
Noise and silence.

Teach all of us to listen, Great Spirit,
Now that the Age of Aquarius is with us.
Because the earthly education of many
Is presently drawing to its close,
Please help us to resolve
All outstanding issues between people,
So that every one of our relationships
Can be transformed into a friendship,
So that we are ready when our final departure
From this plane of life has come
And You and the Angels are guiding us on
To lessons of a higher nature.

Created by Anon.
Edited by Aquarius

From ‘Words Of Wisdom For Friendship Healing’

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Is There A God?

Part One



From ‘The Treasured Writings of Kahlil Gibran – Kahlil the Heretic’ comes the following: ‘What is this mystery that plays so great a part in our lives? What is this Law that drives us into a rough road and stops us just before we reach the face of the Sun, where we might rejoice? What is this power that elevates our spirits until we reach the mountain top, smiling and glorying, and suddenly casts us to the depths of the valley, weeping and suffering? What is this life that embraces us like a lover one day, and fights us like an enemy the next?’

Where does one sensibly start the exploration of such a vast theme? Maybe by first asking ourselves the most fundamental question of all, which has to be: ‘Is there a God?’ What do you think? After all that has happened and still is going on in our world, could there possibly be one? And should the answer be ‘yes’ and if our God is a loving one – as we are being told – why does He allow our world to be so full of pain, suffering, and inequalities?’ Great parts of humankind, to this day, have such a limited perception of the Eternal that they have difficulties grasping that there is a great deal between Heaven and Earth that has yet to be discovered by humankind.

Finding out who or what God is and who we are is part of the freedom of the Aquarian Age. Naturally, I can only speak for myself and I see the matter as follows: Yes, I do not only merely believe, I know that there is a God – to be more precise – a Creator. This is because I intuitively feel and that it simply cannot be any other way. Yet, I wouldn’t dream of categorically stating that this is the case. To me, like all great ideas, it’s very simple really. How could there be a Creation without a Creator? It’s got to have been created by something or someone. In my view, the answers to our questions of a spiritual nature depend on our own perception and level of awareness. In particular this applies to how and what we imagine God to be. Is it a being or is it the all-pervading energy that manifests itself in humankind not only as that which is good and right and holy, but also the lowest and most evil? The part of God all human beings on the Earth plane are ultimately striving to bring forth expresses itself in the tolerance and love we feel and the kindness we give to each other, without expecting anything in return.

Many have difficulties coming to terms with the fact that God is in everything and therefore in the best as well as the worst that is in us and our world. That which is discordant and ugly, crude and barbaric is the lower unevolved aspect which, with the passing of time, is sure to evolve into something that is good and right, beautiful and perfect. This is as much true in us as in everything else in the whole of Creation. And this must be motivated Werner Heisenberg, 1901-1976, German theoretical physicist and one of the key pioneers of quantum mechanics to write: ‘The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass God is waiting for you.’ There comes the point when one realises that all human scientific efforts can only ever be mere attempts at fathoming out and emulating the spiritual scientific laws of God.

All of us have a different perception * of ourselves, our world and God. Each has only one window into these aspects and that is their own. We alone can and indeed have to decide what the Divine as well as everything else means to us. To my mind, different ways of looking at the same issues with which humankind has been wrestling since time immemorial, do not render any of the conclusions someone came to wrong or in some way inferior to another. If something has been and to this day is purposely misleading, this undoubtedly too is happening in keeping with the help and will of God and the Angels, so that we should learn to appreciate and value the truth, when it eventually comes to us, as it will when the time is right. Without the support of God and the Angels nothing can take place anywhere. And that applies as much to the various belief systems of our world as it does to the different types of astrology, like Aztec, Chinese, Karmic, Mayan and Vedic astrology.

I see us all as tiny particles of a vast whole and believe that the functioning of one of us is as important as that of all the others for the wellbeing of race and our world. Every single one of us is rare and precious in the eyes of the One who created us. And whatever we imagine this being to be, even the greatest sceptic is bound to admit that we and our world cannot have appeared out of nowhere. I believe that there is a Great Plan of life and that no matter what happens on the Earth plane, we and our world are safe. God alone – and by this I mean the Great Universal Force, Father/Mother of all life – knows the plan and holds the reigns of our world and all worlds firmly in His/Her loving hands.
- To be continued. -

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Is There A God?

Part Two

For the sake of the patriarchy with its all-male Divinity, we still had to be told by the Jesus legend’s Matthew 24:34-36: ‘Even Heaven and Earth will pass away, yet my words shall not pass away. Concerning the hour and the day when this will happen, no-one knows, not even the Angels of Heaven, but the Father alone.’ But now we are allowed to know that the Angels are the executors of the God’s great plan of life and they do know that this time NOW. Heaven and Earth are not literally passing away, merely the understanding of what kind of purpose they are fulfilling for the spiritual development of our race.

In my view, there is nothing wrong with us and our world. God designed us to be exactly the way we are. We are not some kind of messy random appearance or cosmic joke. We have been carefully placed in this life so that we may learn to love, appreciate and accept ourselves, just the way we are, because that is the way our Father/Mother loves us and wants us to be. The seed of perfection is within each one of us. As Cicero, 106-43 BC, wrote: ‘Human beings were created to contemplate and reflect the Universe. They are not themselves this great perfection, but they are particles of this perfection.’ To help us bring forth this perfection from within, all that is required from us is that we should act in kind and loving ways and give of our best in all situations. Through this constant striving the Christ spirit shines ever more strongly from the very core of our being into the outer self, until it has finally taken over our whole being and we have become a Christed one in our own right.

One thing is sure, as you and I will soon explore together, our life and all life is something much more beautiful and profound, as well as a great deal less complicated than any of us could ever have thought possible. Where does one start to explain? Best of all probably through an affirmation that the core of all being, including humankind’s, is spirit. We are here to find a new understanding of ourselves and to re-discover that first and foremost we are spirit. Over many lifetimes, each one of us has learnt and grown through gathering their own experiences of life in physicality. Through this, each individual and also our world developed a soul. Our own soul is part of the soul of our world; this in turn is part of the soul of the whole of Creation.

At the beginning of the Aquarian Age we are finding a new type of religion that is no longer purely of the mind, but forces its way onto the surface of our consciousness directly from the wellspring of our own hearts. The best definition that’s come my way to date I found the other day in a place where I would have least expected it, namely in Joanna Trollope’s novel ‘A Passionate Man’. Archie is the main character of this tale. His father has died and the local priest drops in and offers him and his wife to pray for the deceased. When Archie refuses, the priest points out: ‘But you are churchgoers. You are part of the Christian family.’ Archie’s patience is at an end and he bursts out: ‘I may be a religious man – I may have a deep religious sense – but I am not at all sure there is a God. Not our God, in any case . . .

‘Don’t you even know what religion means? Are you so hidebound by your colourless bureaucratic orthodoxy that religion only means to you this frightful modern Church with its doggerel hymns and playschool prayers? Religion is an awakened sense of some great controlling force, an awareness that above or beyond there is not just a freedom but a fulfilment. And this awareness of power and possibility makes us strive ever onwards, morally, emotionally, spiritually. What on Earth has such a concept to do with the dreary pen-pushing second-rate God you want to offer me?’

God is hard to describe in mere earthly terms, but I will try. To me, God is something infinitely more sacred and holy, a power much greater, higher and more enlightened that is radiant with the true meaning of light, compassion and love than the teachings of the old religions of our world could ever convey. With their lack of understanding for the true purpose and meaning of Earth life and the esoteric background of their own teachings, all too frequently the Ancient Teachings, which messengers from the higher and highest levels of life from time to time brought to humankind, were misunderstood and misrepresented. Sometimes this happened – as it does in many places to this day – intentionally for the purpose of manipulating the masses into obedience and submission to satisfy the lust for power of those in charge. In many such distortions were necessary because that was all our race could comprehend at the time when a new part of God’s wisdom and truth was given to our world.


Recommended Reading:
‘Who Or What Is God?’
‘Varying Perceptions Of Life – Why?’

Recommended Viewing
‘Spiritual Awakening’

One of the most inspiring videos that has ever come my way on this theme.



From ‘Healers And Healing’

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Where Is The Kingdom Of God?



Every experience that comes our way is a test to establish which level of spiritual maturity our earthly self has reached. The way we react to the people and events in our lives reveals this more than anything else. This lifetime is an extra special one for everybody because it presents all of us with many opportunities for finding some true enlightenment through being initiated into the higher and highest mysteries of life. Having a much better idea of God’s nature and our own by now, it’s not hard to see that this is highly unlikely to consist of what the Buddhists call Nirvana.

Each one of us contains God’s energies and they are of a dynamic and expansive nature. Ceaselessly creating, they are constantly bringing new worlds into being and destroying old ones that have outlived their usefulness. To my mind, human beings find their greatest enlightenment when they become aware that all life – including their own – is subject to Universal laws. Of particular relevance here are those of evolution and of Karma *.

From the moment someone becomes aware of the existence of these laws, the Universe places the instrument for their own redemption and that of our world into their own hands. Even the slowest one of us eventually grasps that if they endeavour to give only of the good and the best they are capable of, nothing but the more of the same can in due course return to them.

That is exactly what is going to happen in the Age of Aquarius, as ever more focus their whole attention on sending only kind and loving thoughts, words and deeds into our world. And this, my dear friends, is the only way the long promised New Heaven and Earth can come into being. Each and every one of us has to make their own contribution towards bringing into being an ever more peaceful world and the long promised golden age of plenty *, when violence, crime and war, suffering and pain have been overcome, and greed and selfishness are no longer known.

The energies of the Aquarian Age are influencing us and everything else in our world ever more powerfully. A great deal of spiritual progress can be made be everybody who is willing to put their hands to the wheel and get to work on improving their own character by bringing forth from within themselves their own highest Christ qualities. As soon as these have taken over a sufficiently great part of our earthly self, it is no longer difficult to accept that everything that has ever happened – and still is taking place in our world – has always served a wise higher purpose.

The awareness of this, hand in hand with God and the Angels, makes it much easier to face up to any challenges that our karmic debts may still have to present us. It is good to rest safely in the knowledge that they will always be with us, ready and willing to show us the way and help us to work our way through anything. It is no empty promise that, when we do our best, God will do the rest.

The Universal law of compensation will eventually bless each one of us for everything we had to endure during our lifetimes on the Earth with a glorious reward. This recompense will not come about in some never-never-land, but in the here and now. An ever stronger faith of not merely believing but knowing through our own experiences that the Highest forces are always taking care of us is the finest gift anyone can hope to receive.

Each one of us is a special and unique being *. And the development of the characteristics of our higher Christ nature as well as the many talents the Universe has bestowed upon each one of us in rich measure can only take place in earthly life. It’s well worth every small effort we make, as once we have found both of them they will forever be ours. Once gained, our unwavering faith in God as well as our character qualities, good, band and indifferent ones, are the only things we can take with us each time we depart from this plane into the world of spirit. From there they will accompany us into all future lifetimes, wherever they may be spent.

Anyone who is willing to serve the Highest Forces by working unselfishly and unstintingly, under their guidance and protection, for the good of the whole are sure to find the Angels assisting them in many surprising ways. It is in their power to provide us with everything we shall ever require. They are in charge of our lives and always see to it that we make the right contacts and get the resources we truly need. It’s their task to assist each one of with fulfilling the purpose of their present earthly existence at this very special time of transformation and rebirth of humankind’s spiritual nature. They show where our contributions towards blessing and healing ourselves, each other and our world are most effective.

Through the Angels the spirit of the Universal Christ with the help of the Jesus legend told us: ‘Seek ye first the Kingdom of God’ *. That raises the age-old question: ‘Where is this kingdom?’ This tale has been their way of guiding the consciousness of our world into the gradual realisation that the whole of Creation is God’s kingdom and that God is in everything that is. This, however, would only reveal itself when the story could be understood from the higher esoteric viewpoint. In the fullness of time every earthling will be aware that God’s kingdom is not somewhere ‘out there’, but dwells in the very core of everyone’s own being.

God’s kingdom is an inner state of consciousness. It never was or will be a place to which anyone goes on a physical plane of life. It’s the realisation that on every level of life and in all lifeforms the Creator’s consciousness is present. The corollary of this is that our physical bodies are as much part of God as their indwelling spirits and souls. And whatever is in God is also in us and as above, so below applies throughout the whole of Creation. And because on the inner level of life there is no separation between anything, God is as much part of our physical bodies as being our highest spiritual consciousness.

The awakening of the Divine spark of the Christ Spirit manifests itself through a constantly increasing love to do that which is good and right. This proves to the wise ones in charge of our spiritual development in the background of earthly life that we really are willingly following our inner guidance, the living God within, not merely saying so. Lip-service is no good where spiritual matters are concerned. Everything has to be for real. This ensures that, whenever we are in need of support of any kind and ask God and the Angels for it, without specifying what form it should take, it unfailingly comes.

The Angels in their role of Divine messengers are utterly dependable and trustworthy. As executors of the great plan of life *, they are familiar with the Great Father/Mother’s will. Following their instructions, they are showing each one of us our place in this plan. Part of their work is helping us to find the special task * during the transformations of the Aquarian Age that has been assigned to us. Having been taught by our own life’s experiences that it’s safe to trust implicitly that whatever guidance we receive from them intuitively will always be good and right, we do not find it hard to say: ‘Thy will, Great Spirit, not mine.’

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