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Old February 9th, 2017, 10:04
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Marie Curie, 1867-1964, wrote: ‘Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.’ And as Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, pointed out: ‘Any fool can know. The point is to understand.’ You can be sure that it does not come from reading books alone. You may know something because you have read about it somewhere and still be a long way from understanding it. So, how does one find understanding? It grows quite naturally and organically within us when we just live our lives and move ever forwards, being mindfully present during all our experiences, making sure to feel our feelings and listen to the inner guidance we receive through them. That no doubt is why Søren Kierkegaard, 1813-1855, concluded: ‘Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.’

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Old February 25th, 2017, 08:33
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Growing Older



What we value most in life,
The years may change, somehow.
What once seemed so important,
May not matter to us, now.
For over time, we learn and grow,
And find, as we’ve matured,
The things that mean the most to us
Are those that have endured.

One of the best things about growing older
Is that we learn to appreciate
The important things in life,
Like peace of mind,
A sense of fulfilment,
And the caring of those we hold dear.

Emily Matthews

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Old March 3rd, 2017, 08:47
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From White Eagle’s Little Book Of Healing Comfort - Part E

Trust



‘Truly, we say to you that there never is any need for giving up hope that things for you and your world are gradually getting better and that healing really is taking part in all its aspects. Walking around in an anxious and worried state is unnecessary and a waste of precious energy, because God, the Great Architect, has designed a plan of life that is perfect. * There is a grand plan for the whole of life and within it are smaller ones for whole nations and groups of people as well as each individual spirit and soul who is part of them.

‘Nothing happens perchance, by accident or is a coincidence in your world or anywhere else, because everything in the whole of Creation is subject to the Universal laws, God’s laws. There can be no doubt about it that whatever happens does so for a wise higher reason. The first Divine law is love and every unloving and hateful thought, word and/or action contravenes this law, represents a sin and creates a debit in your spiritual bankbook, which in due course has to be made good and paid.

‘That’s where the law of cause and effect, known as the law of Karma, an offshoot of the first law, enters the picture. This law ensures that whatever is sent out into the Universe by anyone anywhere must return to its sender at some stage of their development. In one form or another it presents itself as soon as the person’s earthly self has grown strong enough to cope with reaping the harvest of the seeds it planted in previous lifetimes. You can see for yourself that there is no such thing as good or bad luck or fortune.

‘However, when what’s known in your world as ‘bad luck’ strikes, it never comes as some kind of punishment but as an opportunity for learning, growing and making good. The events are teaching you what it feels like to be at the receiving end of the things you dished out with great abundance whilst you were still unaware of the Universal laws’ existence. You may even have enjoyed hurting and wounding others during those early stages of your development. When someone burst into tears or turned away in aguish, you may have smiled and relished what to you seemed like another victory.

‘Oh dear, poor foolish you! If only you’d have known, you would have been more cautious and not allowed your most deadly weapon, the lethal sword of your tongue run wild to create havoc and cause pain wherever you went, the way you did. You would have guarded it more carefully. * Any kind of suffering that has to be endured in this lifetime is the only way human beings can pay when the bill for their wrongdoings of the past is presented. That’s the only way you can redeem yourself and make good where you once sinned.

‘This principle applies as much to individual souls as to the souls of every nation and that of our whole world, and God and the Angels are tirelessly at work repairing and healing whatever damage has been done. And even though it frequently seems that things are happening perchance in your world and your life, rest assured that this is not the case. Ultimately everything can only work out in keeping with the Divine will and wishes. Bear these things in mind and whenever you have done your best with the material the Universe is placing before you, surrender the outcome to the love and laws of the Highest and say: ‘Thy will and not mine shall be done.’

‘All your needs are known to your friends and helpers in the world of light. First in line are the Angels and Master, including the group of Angels known as the Lords of Karma. They see to it that no-one is tried beyond what they can endure and that no soul ever picks up a cross that is too heavy to carry. God is part of everything and it is the courage and strength of the Divine that sees each one of His/Her children through to the end of their long evolutionary journey of many lifetimes. We hope and pray that this knowledge lifts you above the fears and anxieties of earthly life, and sets you free to concentrate ever more on the greater realities of the spiritual and eternal aspects of life.’

* See links at the end of Part F.

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Birthday Prayer



Reflecting on this lifetime’s journey, so far,
Mother-Father Creator, from where I stand now,
It is easy to see that Your Grace has always been with me,
And that the failings, dangers and mistakes of my life,
As well as the joys, pleasures and adventures were necessary
For teaching me many invaluable lessons.

Thank You for the loving support of all those around me
And also for the wisdom of my spirit guides and helpers.
The more I progress in life, the more I can feel
That they have always been there for me,
Guiding, inspiring and encouraging me to carry on,
No matter what lessons were presenting themselves.

At times it has been easy to feel Your presence,
But all too frequently it felt as if I had to walk by faith alone.
Forgive me for being slow and finding it hard to trust
Your guidance and protection,
And for the times I was unkind and unloving,
Towards others as well as myself,
And whenever else I failed to make good use of Your Grace.

From the bottom of my heart and soul
I thank you for my ever growing awareness of
Your loving presence in me and my life
And for my ever deepening understanding
That You are as much part of me, as I am of You.

My journey through the rest of my present lifetime
Is lit by the memories of past mercies You have shown me,
Beloved Mother-Father Creator.
May the Christ Spirit with its wisdom and love
Come ever more fully alive in me,
So that I can serve You,
The way You always have been and forever will be
Serving me and my life, and all life.

May Your servants, the Angels and Masters
And all other spirit friends and helpers forever be with me,
To guide and protect me,
And keep me and my world from all harm.
All thanks and praise, all glory and honour be to You
For the gift of my life and all life.

Amen

George Appleton
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From ‘Prayers & Words Of Wisdom From Around Our World’

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The Will Of God – Part F

On The Forces Of Good And Evil



The following is the essence of three items from ‘There shall be Light!’ Stella Polaris Vol. 46:5: ‘The seeds of the siblinghood with all life that knows nothing but love is in every one of you. Do not look on the outer level of life for love but within and become more loving yourself. You are a dynamic being who can only attract that which you are yourself. The world around you is a mirror of what is happening within. So, whenever you want to change something in your world, first take a deep and utterly honest look into the mirror of the self. Each one of you has to do this for themselves because you can only recognise yourself by your reflection.

‘Never forget that each one of you has the best as well as the worst within. When you observe the ugly and painful things that are happening in your world, feelings of compassion and humility with all involved arise in you and you feel the need to pray for a purification of your own soul and that of your world to take all of you closer to God. The desire for loving and forgiving rather than hurting, criticising and resenting awaken in you. Please don’t ever think: ‘Oh, that’s too much for me!’ The only thing we ask of you is to simply keep on trying day by day. Every time you look into the mirror honestly and quietly affirm: ‘I am God’s child and I seek to obey the law of love, God’s law.’

Do Not Attack Evil – Dissolve It!

‘The whole of Creation contains two aspects, a negative one and its positive counterpart, that which is good. This part is all love and with the passing of time absorbs what is known as evil in your world into itself and creates more good from it. God is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent and humankind lives in Its heart and although many find it hard to accept that good and bad alike are within our Creator’s power. Both aspects have their origin in the life of God and proceed from there.

‘You need to know that that which is evil and ugly in your world and anywhere else is the unevolved and undeveloped part of life. All the powers that are in God are also in you. That is why when your Highest Self first starts building itself an earthly counterpart, it has to start at the lowest point, just the same as the Universal intelligence of the Almighty, whose spark you are, has to do when creating anything. The same applies to every field of human endeavour, be it the ability to conduct satisfying and rewarding personal relationships, or being successful professionally, artistically as well as spiritually. There are no shortcuts. In each case you have to start with the bottom step of the ladder, slowly and patiently working your way up to beauty and perfection.

‘Everything that to this day leaves much to be desired in your world is part of humankind’s lower earthly nature in its slowly evolving state. Evil is a consuming and destructive force. It’s a fire that first tests and tries humankind’s mettle to its utmost. Later on it is absorbed by the individual and collective development of the Christ nature. The Christ fire consumes everything that is no longer of any use and transforms it into something good. During the later stages of your development, when the thoughts, words and actions you in your ignorance of what is at stake once sent into the world return to you, the result tests and tries your whole being frequently to breaking point. The suffering endured pays the karmic debts that were incurred earlier.

‘By the time you have recovered, you have become thoroughly familiar with the nature of suffering. Your higher nature is awakening from its slumber and your heart fills with love and compassion whenever you see someone in distress. You have come to admire the people who happily share their talents with anyone who is in need of them and the work they are doing. Like them you want to become a useful member of society and assist those who are suffering the way you once did. With this the healer’s pathway is opening before you. As Elisabeth Kübler-Ross put it: ‘The most beautiful people are those who have experienced defeat, suffering, struggle and loss and have found their way out of the depths. These people have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness and a deep loving concern. Such things do not just happen, they can only grow from within.’

‘With the awakening of the good and higher aspects of your nature, the Christ Spirit, the process of absorbing the ugly and evil parts of your lower earthly self begins. As this happens in ever more of you, with the passing of time all evil will eventually vanish from your world. And that is the only way Christ can become the saviour and redeemer of you and ultimately your whole world. Many believe that by attacking evil they can do their share of getting rid of it. But when you have become aware of God’s true nature and your own, you know that this is not the right course of action and that the best you can do to dissolve any kind of evil is by radiating the light of the Christ Star into the distressed people and areas of your world.

‘Those who view evil from the perspective we are bringing here, will have no difficulties recognising the wise higher purpose it fulfils in earthly life to this day. We, your friends and helpers in the world of light, have walked this way before you. We understand your difficulties only too well. That’s why we are volunteering to light the road every human soul must travel. We are trying to help you overcome the darkness of earthly life by showing how each one of you has to make their contribution towards absorbing it into the Christ light of love and compassion, wisdom and truth which, if only in seed form, is in every one of you. One of these days you may wish to join us and assist those you have left behind and who are still struggling in the darkness of earthly life.

Good Or White Magic

‘Good or white magic is performed with the knowledge and assistance of the Angels of Light. This ritual is carried out by people who work from their heart centre and with the highest intentions. Because they love those around them, they do not try to impose their own will upon them. Seeking nothing for themselves, they work unselfishly for the good of all. Many groups who work with the White Light will spring up all over the Earth in the days to come. Working in them allies the server with the Forces of Light and requires a spirit that is dedicated to selfless service.

‘Those who insist on working entirely for themselves, wishing to draw everything to themselves and imposing their will upon others, form an alliance with the negative forces. Awakened ones have no thoughts of themselves. Their only desire is to give love and light, to bless and raise all God’s children to a Higher state of consciousness. They give without reservations, from their loving hearts. Such selfless giving distinguishes the white from the dark magic.’

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The Flower Garden Of The Years



Count your garden by the flowers,
Never by the leaves that fall.
Count your joys by golden hours,
Never when life’s worries call.

Count your days by smiles, not tears,
And when birthdays come around,
Count your age by friends, not years,
And the gifts of love you’ve found.

Created by Anon.
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The One In The Glass



When you get what you want in your struggle for self,
And you’re toast of the world, for a day,
Just go to a mirror and look at yourself,
And see what you then have to say.

It isn’t our partner, children or friend,
Who judgement upon us must pass;
The one whose verdict counts most, in the end,
Is staring at us, from the glass.

Some folks may think us a ‘straight-shooting’ chum’
And call us a person of place,
But the one in the glass says we’re only a bum,
If we can’t look ourselves in the face.

We’re the one we have to please, not the rest!
We’re with ourselves, right up to the end,
And shall have passed our most dangerous, difficult test,
If the one in the glass still is our friend.

We may fool the whole world, down the pathway of years,
And get pats on the back, as we pass.
Yet, our final reward will be heartaches and tears,
If we’ve lied to the one in the glass.

Anon.


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The Life That I Have



The life that I have, is all that I have,
And the life that I have is yours.

The love that I have, of the life that I have,
Is yours, and yours, and yours.

A sleep I shall have, a rest I shall have.
Yet, death will be but a pause,
For the peace of my years,
In the long green grass,
Will be yours, and yours, and yours.

Great White Spirit, Father/Mother of all life,
The love that I have for the life you have given me
Is yours and yours alone.
The death I shall have on parting from this plane
Will neither be a pause nor a falling asleep.
Hand in hand with the Angel of Death
You will be sending me,
I shall go forward, without a trace of fear,
Wide awake, with open heart and mind,
Into the beauty and wonders of the spirit realm.

I bless and thank You
For allowing me to know these things.
In all Eternity my spirit and soul
Shall sing the praises of
Your boundless and unshakeable love.

Leo Marks
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The Cross We Bear



However heavy our cross
And great our pain,
God’s Sun will always shine
After that kind of rain.

Sometimes we stumble
On other occasions we fall.
God and the Angels are always ready,
To answer our call.

The Great Father/Mother of all life
Is with and part of us and
Therefore not only knows about
But takes part in every one of
Our heartaches, pains and tears.

For those who ask for help from the Highest,
The wise ones in charge of us would have
The power to make them disappear,
Like waving some kind of a magic wand.

Yet, that’s not what they do,
Because it would stop us from growing
In wisdom and understanding.
We would never learn to tap into
And develop our own inner strength and
Bring forth and work with
The characteristics of our Christ nature.

Because of this, instead they guide us intuitively
To someone who can show us
How to explore the higher purpose
And meaning of our life and
The reasons why we are suffering,
Thus making the burden of our cross
Lighter and easier to endure.

May the Great White Spirit
Fill your days with the blessing and healing power
Of His/Her love, wisdom and peace.

Be good, kind and loving to everybody.
Never forget that we all have to bear our own cross
And that is the earthly personality we ourselves
Created through the thinking and behaviour patterns of past lifetimes.
That’s why all of us now have to fight our own inner and outer battles.

The cross is one of the most ancient symbols known to humankind. It was not invented by Christianity, but merely adopted from much more ancient religions and cultures that preceded it. In its true sense the cross never stood for death and crucifixion, but for the goodness and blessings of Earth life. It was originally meant to convey the idea that the spirit can overcome and rise above all happenings on the physical plane. During its many journeys through this particular form of existence all human spirits and souls remain firmly fixed to the cross of consciousness that Earth life presents.

There is no point in fighting against this, as the material and spiritual education that our planet alone can provide is compulsory and unavoidable because it is essential for our individual and collective evolution. The best we can do is go with the flow and submit ourselves willingly to whatever duties present themselves. This brings us much more easily into harmony with the energies of the Highest Forces than anything else. We have been granted the gift of another lifetime so that we may serve them and learn how to co-operate with them.




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Stepping Stones



Earth life has many stepping stones
That help us find our way
Across its busy stream,
As we wade through it, day by day.

At times the waters rise and overflow,
And the future looks far from clear.
No way there seems to be across
And the stones all disappear.

Wait until the flow subsides
And the path is more clearly shown.
Once again you can see and use every stone.
When you then look ahead, the future is bright.

Created by Anon.
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