I am an Essene Christian ( read as Esoteric rather then Exoteric) referencing the teachings of Dr Stylianos Atteshlis (aka Daskalos)
How can I treasure the uniqueness of who I am and what I have to share with the world?
By first of all making it a priority to understand what it means to be a Human Being, mean here, to be able to Self- consciously say. “”I AM I” and therefore “I AM”” That is an indication of the Divine Gift of “Self Consciousness” every human being has. “Treasuring” “Uniqueness” “sharing” have powers emanating out of the primary Self-awareness of that, “I AM I”
This is the kind of question I find very relevant for myself and my spending a long weekend observing a spring landscape.
Re: What sounds of life nourish me?
The four sounds ( vibration ) and their equivalent colours ( again vibrations) are those which correspond to the Four Archangels ( Lords of the Elements ) who together manifest this world ( Plus Shamael of course , the angel of the material earth )
These four “sound vibrations” are
“Ma” ( Michaels = Red ) , origanal name “Ma-Ha-El”
“Ga” ( Gabriel = Blue ) , original name “Kha-Vir-El”
“Ra” ( Raphael = Violet ) original name “Ra-Fa-El”
“U” ( Uriel = Silver ) original name “U-Ra El”
And off I go to hear them, see them and smell their presence, yes even taste their creations along with the other creature-beings doing the same.
Today, like every day, we wake up empty.
And frightened. Don’t open the door to the study
And begin reading.
Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and
Kiss the ground.”
To-days question is…
Where is the beauty in my immediate surroundings, right now?
Right now, the beauty in my immediate surrounding is the “musical instrument” which is the 3 bodies I am in, physical, Psychical and Noetical, as an incarnated Human BE-ing.
As the ancient Master have passed on the what is now called “Sufism” they knew that, “the Human Body is the perfect reflector of Cosmic Mind”.
And they taught specific contemplation / meditation exercises using breathing techniques which are designed to enhance the Etheric Vitality of all three bodies ( and the etheric doubles of each) by directing that breath and using visualization, filling those three bodies with Luminous – Colorless white light. This white light they called “Al-Aha” and this causes the reflector to become more and more a “reflector of cosmic mind”.
That is the immediate surroundings right now.
How might I show up more authentically today?
In the e-course Brother David was asked………
“how do you balance caring for your inner life in the face of all the concerns in the world?”
…Br David….”above all that you need to be connected to that deep Source within yourself. That mysterious Source that you cannot name, that you cannot fathom. And for me that necessitates times of quiet, times of stopping and going deep, lowering myself down into that deep well from which everything comes up.”
For a Researcher of Truth “going deep” is identified as using the “5 Golden Keys to the Kingdom of Heaven” which are, “Observation, Concentration, Contemplation, Introspection and Meditation”. All 5 have to be done with deep sincerity and patiences towards one’s Self if one wants to live “authentically”.
Is it possible to truly live a deeply spiritual life and never take risks?
Human Beings are “Dual IN One”. Both a temporary-present-day-personality AND an indestructible-Permanent-Soul-Self. The only part of this Being-ness that can be perceived to “take risks” is the “egoism” of the temporary-personality.
So the first reaction here is to sense the Soul-Self’s …laughing and singing out a “who cares!” and then returning with the thought ….”how and with what exactly, can something measure ME and determines MY “deeply-ness” in so far as Our IN ONE Life is concerned? Very strange indeed!”
And the answer to that Soul pondering is .. “why, it is the temporary Present-day personality’s egoism that is the ‘who/what’ pretending it wants to “take a risk” so as to have a “deeply spiritual life”. And it is the one who comes up with the concept of ‘measuring methods’ just for the sake of its own idea(s) of what a ‘spiritual life is! Cleaver little trickster that it is!!
If I take a few moments each day to become still and remind myself that every “crisis” is also an opportunity, what new insights arise to guide my actions?
The 6th promise I make to my self each day energizes my conscious awareness to stay alert to every “opening” ( and not only a “crisis” ) because they are opportunities to serve in the Divine Plan.
6) To meditate and to contemplate daily Absolute Beingness,
with the objective of total coordination of my thoughts, desires, words and actions with Its Divine Will.
What is the most important thing in this moment?
Re: Am I being faithful to my values by my current attitude?
Can one ever ever dare to trust the temporary personal self’s reply to such a question about itself? . I would not. Instead I bow to Rumi’s honesty and accept his “keep working” advice.
A night full of talking that hurts,
my worst held-back secrets.
Everything has to do with loving and not loving.
This night will pass.
Then we have work to do.
“May Allah steal from you All that steals you from Him.”
“How long will you keep pounding on an open door Begging for someone to open it?”
“O my Lord, whatever share of this world You have bestowed on me, bestow it to my enemies, and whatever share of the next world You have for me, give to my friends. You are enough for me.”
“In my Soul there is a temple, a shrine, a mosque, a church where I kneel. Prayer should bring us to an altar where no walls or names exist.”
As a Researcher of Truth ….this words by the mystic Stylianos Atteshlis …get right to the heart of this question….”What needs to be released in my life, in order for me to live more fully?”…very well…very completely……..
So this is this work of every Seeker of the Truth. Instead of being a slave of circumstances, his desires and emotions, leaving the Mind [to be as] as a slave to our desires and being even our self the slave of our personal egoism [ but rather to instead ] wake up as a personality, controlling our behavior and know now the truth, instead of being misguided by allusions, so that we will reach what I call the “Self-Consciousness” of our present-day personality. And believe me this is a great, great, day. You’ll find out that really now, you live in a better way and, for you now life is precious and is getting a new value now. Something more. You start respecting that self, even as a present-day-personality, while before you had no respect for your personality.
So introspection is looking within, analyzing your present-day personality self-consciousness and making corrections. You will not losing anything! You’re gaining much!! So by trying to annihilate the egoism you gain your Ego. You assimilate your present-day personality self to your Real Ego Self, the SPIRIT,
Quoted from 1992 09 08 “Living an Examined Life” -Part 2
A very good way to look at this question, is rather then only compare one’s present situation with others ( seemingly ) less or more, fortunate, (which of course could be a judgement unless one really knows their own disposition ….)
is to stand back and take in the perspective of one’s of self ….from where one is standing now, happy / unhappy etc….and where one is process to with conscious intent (….the next “level” so to speak)
Then the question is ….
“Can I take a moment to appreciate that a “really hard day” for me [right now], might actually feel like a good day [ in some future point in time …even future life times] ? [And] How might this be true?
It is true because we as Humans cannot escape our Circle of Possibilities” we are here experiencing Life as a form ignorer to gain experience a Know / appreciate the Tremendous potential we are. And we don’t get our individual lessons effectively by only comparing our present -day life situation with someones else’s, only by “Stop and Look” at one’s own self.
This specific process is called “Introspection” and is one of the 5 Golden Keys to the Kingdom of Heaven”.
Whose kindness has touched me?
This speaker at TED Vancouver 2017
Quoting HH Pope Francis from the video…
..”Love is the Source and the Meaning of Life…..Good intentions and complex formulas, so often used to appease our consciousness, are not enough.”
These are very, Very accurate – and “kind”- words for Humanity at this time.
Like this high level BE-ing so eloquently puts it……humbling…. is the same emanation/frequency as “Try a little tenderness”
How would my life change if I measured it by moments rather than by the clock?
Well lets see here……By “measuring existence as “moments””…..I MISSED THE BUS!!!….which was going to take me to catch a plane….which was going to take me to meet a friend…..who was going to take me to hear Eckhart Tolle talk about “there is only Now”.
So it is OK that I missed the Bus ….(because, as he says there is only Now anyway )……. BUT NOT OK that I didn’t get to see my friend 😉
OK, hypothetical example, but it is just to say, time, in any form of measurement, is proof of the kinetic energy of Life flowing through its existence ….Life is movement! (therefore there is always some form of time measurement included in it)
It is how the Observer, ( the one observing Life) uses life that qualifies and quantifies the “so-called” “time” within it!
If what I appreciate appreciates, what is appreciating in my life?
It is “Self”-awareness becoming “Self” realized.
The small, temporary, present-day-personality, self is waking up and merging with its source, the Permanent “Self” , or “God Within”.
Which is what is pointed to in Psalm 82:6 or John 10;34 …….and when Self is realized as “God within” it has no other name but “Love”
Where does reverence arise in my life?
It arise from reverence to Attained Human BE-ings who return, take on Human form and encourage their fellow Human BE-ing to study and experience what BE-ing a Human Being TRULY is…
Quoting one of them….Stylianos Atteshlis…..from 1992 06 29, “Living a Wakeful Life”
“Can a person believe something that is not real? [No that is] Impossible!
Believing means learning, studying, knowing and believing. [[therefore not Blind faith] Christ said, “Your faith has saved you”. So knowing the laws governing health, I mean knowing the laws of the psychical world, brings relief to a man or woman. Is that all we can learn by using the Mind? No, because by using the Mind everyday we learn new things, which we need to know in our life.
We can learn the natural laws, by using the Mind and by observation. So our life should be a continuous study.
Study life, what life is.
Study our material body and how to keep it in good health.
Study the most important lesson, which is our personality. “
where can I be still and listen?
There is only One place …as Yunus so eloquently points to it.
“We entered the house of realization” by Yunus Emre
We entered the house of realization,
we witnessed the body.
The whirling skies, the many-layered earth,
the seventy-thousand veils,
we found in the body.
The night and the day, the planets,
the words inscribed on the Holy Tablets,
the hill that Moses climbed, the Temple,
and Israfil’s trumpet, we observed in the body.
Torah, Psalms, Gospel, Quran —
what these books have to say,
we found in the body.
Everybody says these words of Yunus
are true. Truth is wherever you want it.
We found it all within the body.
English version by Kabir Helminski & Refik Algan
Original Language Turkish
Yes and re: “from the same star” answers the days question briefly and nicely.
So Thanks for the “wondering about Ed” but I am very well…now that the outside world is greening in I spend more time out there and less indoors.A much longer and detailed answer to the day’s question.
“What does it mean to live life from the knowledge that we are all from the same source?”…could be..
Human Beings are “Dual in ONE”. We are temporary personalities ( that which “thinks” it is separate from its source) and Holy Monadic Beings at the same time. Being Holy Monadic meaning we are the same as our Holy Archangels brothers (always were always will be) …and therefore that we are among the “US” referred to in the Geniuses phrase, “Let US make Man in our own image and likeness”.
That said then …there is nothing much else that matters over and above the teachings and examples of Joshua Emanuel the Christ (paraphrasing his words here) …”.if you do as I do then you will do greater things then what I have shown to you.”
There in is the potential or the “knowledge” ( that word in todays question) of what our “source” really and truly IS!
But it is up to each individual Soul, applying its Will power, combined with its knowledge of the Truth, to being it into fruition. JEtC also reminds us, “by their fruits you will know them (that do his works)”. And that is the bottom line of knowing one’s “source”.
Be Well Be Present
Antoinette it will be difficult to give a brief reply but here goes. Firstly …”mindfulness” …is a common buzz word around spiritual / health / media, due to Zen being so popular….but as the ancient Wise One said “Everything is Mind” , so where does the word “mindfulness’, as an action, begin? Here is another Koan for them is pursue, But I, as an Essene Christian don”t have to ask that question.
So when you ask “Do you believe mindfulness meditation is a luxury or a necessity? “ I have to rely….the whole meaning of Being a Human Being is “user of Mind in its totality” and add here …with greater privileges that even our brothers the Archangels have.
“Meditation” is another word that has been used in common spiritual language but again , without correct and complete understanding of the word “Mind” it is just another point of confusion …..rather then clarity.
So…keeping it simple here….you asked “what is your routine or ritual each morning”. I am sure you are familiar with the expression “give us this day our daily bread”, (and “bread” here doesn’t mean the food you buy at the local bakery?) It means give us the Etheric Vitality that the Holy Archangels use to maintain and sustain the three bodies of each of us. In a VERY health, intelligent Human, approx. 70% of that Etheric Vitality is used up by those Archangels so 30% is available for that Human to use as he / she choses to. Moving around / enjoying creation / being creative / Loving / etc . Sadly the average human lives unconscious of who/what it is so abuses the bodies / wastes energy on emotions such as hatred, jealousy, envy etc …so has nothing left to enjoy life with.
That should be enough explanation so now I can say….my morning (IOW as soon as the Archangels allow me to return into my bodies) routine, is an standard Essene Christian routine is to duplicated the work I did while I was out of the body ( they kicked me out to be truthful here ) by inhaling air and Luminous-Nonreflected-White-Light ( ***visualization*** here) with each breath , on a 6 beats of the heart count …directing the white light to parts of the body….then exhaling …on 6 beat count….. send the spent air ONLY, leaving the white light in its place. Do this until the entire body is Luminous White in the field visible with the third eye. Then give thanks to the Source ( because I have just enhanced the amount of “bread” I have available over and above what the Holy Archangels had to use up on me or the nightly maintenance )…and proceed to enjoy Life and the gift of experiencing what it is to be a Human Being, every day.
***visualization*** As the Sufi so correctly say…”Visualization is indeed Heaven”.
This is a very, very, good post! This echoes the Pope’s message at the 2017 Vancouver TED talk beautifully !!! Thank You for your great timing here! ( or should I say God Whisper?)
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