I am an Essene Christian ( read as Esoteric rather then Exoteric) referencing the teachings of Dr Stylianos Atteshlis (aka Daskalos)
I agree that surrender, in its highest form, is opening to Life because Life is Love and Life is Light.
The Non-reflected light as it is so eloquently pointed to in to-days ‘Word of the Day’ …”How did the rose ever open its heart and give to this world all of its beauty? It felt the encouragement of Light against its being; otherwise we all remain too frightened.” HAFIZ, ( TRANSLATED BY DANIEL LADINSKY ) Hafiz confirms the Rose , ( not the physical rose w...
The Non-reflected light as it is so eloquently pointed to in to-days ‘Word of the Day’ …”How did the rose ever open its heart and give to this world all of its beauty? It felt the encouragement of Light against its being; otherwise we all remain too frightened.” HAFIZ, ( TRANSLATED BY DANIEL LADINSKY ) Hafiz confirms the Rose , ( not the physical rose which can be touched with the corporeal hand) and the intelligence(s) which create and maintain what the is behind the name, “Rose”, is the very “how” in Hafiz’s teasing question.
That light is the very same light which which originated the “Rose” and its observed beauty is the true indication or its surrendering itself to itself. ( As Rumi say “I run from you to you).
Only human’s egoism has a difficultly with this truth because its habit is to preserve its identity as something separate from its Life-Love-Light origin.
As an Essene Christian and Researcher of Truth we too want to surrender courageously to our source, the Spirit-Soul-Self and consciously BE it rather then its reflection. We have many practices which are use to tame that egoism and convert it into a cooperating servant of Life-Love-Light.
One is the Seven Promises we make to yourself each day …all day long.
1) To serve, at all times and in all places, Absolute Beingness to whom I whole heartedly belong.
2) To be ready, at all times and in all places to serve the Divine Plan.
3) To make good use of the Divine Gifts of thought and word at all times, in all places and under all circumstances.
4) To endure patiently, without complaining, all forms of trials and tribulation which the most wise Divine Law may bestow upon me.
5) To love and serve my fellow human beings sincerely from the depths of my heart and Soul no matter what their behavior may be towards me.
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.
7) To investigate and check every night whether all my thoughts, desires, words and actions are in absolute harmony with the Divine Law.
And secondly …to surrender to the courage ( the true power) of the Spirit-Soul-Self by asking the egoism of the Present-Day-Personaliy… when it is to tired to defend itself anymore these six questions.
What did I think or feel that I should not have thought or felt?
What did I not think or feel that I should have thought or felt?
What did I say that I should not have said?
What did I not say that I should have said?
What did I do that I should not have done?
What did I not do that I should have done?
Thes question are not intended to be masochistic, only the egoism would see it that way, it is indeed the Rose of Spirit-Soul-Self acknowledging that it and the temporary egoism of the present-day-presonality, (the “thorn” IOW) ARE one.
2018 01 01
Pope Francis on Monday recommended jettisoning life’s “useless baggage” in 2018, including what he called “empty chatter” and banal consumerism, and focusing instead on building a peaceful and welcoming world, particularly for refugees and migrants.
Francis offered his reflections on paring down non-essentials as he celebrated New Year’s Day Mass Monday in St. Peter’s Basilica and later greeted some 40,000 people in St. Peter&...
Francis offered his reflections on paring down non-essentials as he celebrated New Year’s Day Mass Monday in St. Peter’s Basilica and later greeted some 40,000 people in St. Peter’s Square.
His advice included setting aside a moment of silence daily to be with God. Doing so would help “keep our freedom from being corroded by the banality of consumerism, the blare of commercials, the stream of empty words and the overpowering waves of empty chatter and loud shouting,” Francis said.
“At the beginning of the year, we too, as Christians on our pilgrim way, feel the need to set out anew from the center, to leave behind the burdens of the past and to start over from the things that really matter,” he said.
The Catholic church designates Jan. 1 as World Peace Day, and in his comments after Mass to the crowd in the square outside the basilica, Francis noted that this year’s focus of the day was the search for peace by migrants and refugees.
Two pieces of advice this ( below by Pope Francis ) and the “Word of the day”
“I desire, yet again, to speak for these our brothers and sisters who invoke for their future a horizon of peace,” Francis said. “For this peace, which is the right of everyone, many of them are willing to risk their life in a voyage that is in the great majority of cases long and dangerous, willing to face hardships and suffering,” the pontiff said.
In the past few years, hundreds of thousands of migrants have crossed the Mediterranean from northern Africa in human traffickers’ unseaworthy boats, desperate to reach European shores. The pope’s foreign travels in 2017 included a voyage to Myanmar and Bangladesh, where the suffering of minority Rohingya Muslims, who have fled from the first country to take refuge in the second, was a central concern of his pilgrimage.
Francis in his appeal Monday said of refugees and migrants: “Let us not extinguish the hope in their hearts. Let us not suffocate their expectations for peace.” He called for all to make commitments “to assure the refugees, the migrants, everyone, a future of peace.”
The pope then prayed that people “work in this new year with generosity to realize a world that is more united and welcoming.”
When do I feel most generous?
Brother David addressed this very poignantly in “Deeper then words” so I will quote him below.
It is where he analysis Hopkins poem and focuses on “Justicing” which of course is also True generosity because it is action coming from a place where inner harmony and outer harmony resonate as ONE . It is the “YES” talked about before, it is “YES it is right to do this” act of gererostity ….and there...
It is where he analysis Hopkins poem and focuses on “Justicing” which of course is also True generosity because it is action coming from a place where inner harmony and outer harmony resonate as ONE . It is the “YES” talked about before, it is “YES it is right to do this” act of gererostity ….and there is no doubt that the giver and the receiver are the same ONE heart. This is when generosity has the most feeling.
Quote: “Yet, in Jesus, as potentially in every one of us, justicing adjusts the me-consciousness to the Christ consciousness.
Can you somehow connect “justicing” with your personal experience and consciousness? Have you noticed that justice within you (an adjustment to what is right) makes you work for justice in the world around you? I do not mean judgmental activism, but inner harmony creating outer harmony, be it in the way you furnish your room or in the political action you engage in. The latter became so central for Jesus’ justicing that he paid for it with his life. He truly was the just man who justices-and so, Christ.”
What can babies teach us about joy?
Rather then just repeat my response of a year ago ( see below) I will add to it.
Joy has the characteristics of the “thin places” which Brother David referred to in his most recent blog. He went on to say that this state, which children have naturally, is obliterated by western so-called “Education” and “conditioning”.
“Celtic spirituality speaks of “Thin Places,” where...
“Celtic spirituality speaks of “Thin Places,” where the veil between this world and another is translucent. There are “Thin Seasons” also – and now one has come. Can you not sense the Great Secret – the meaning of all – beyond a thin, thin veil, these days? Let’s celebrate this: Let’s play! Only when we play do we truly celebrate.” End Quote
Within that quote is a gracious way of connecting Joy to babies and to celebration!
In replying to Brother David’s point I do not wish to consider Brother David “old” in anyway But I do want to thank him for his wisdom and humbleness by quoting this poetic verse by William Blake
A child’s toys
an Old man’s reasons
are the fruits of
The Two Seasons.
How am I living a YES to life today?
By beginning this Holiday break by returning to the very first set of Meditations which makes up a system of meditation, study and practice in my system. So to begin “a new” and to see with fresh eyes and to realize and appreciate the process made over the last year. That is a very important “YES” to what is Life for me.
The first set of Meditations is, “The Nine Divine Rays” and the 6th of the 9 meditation...
The first set of Meditations is, “The Nine Divine Rays” and the 6th of the 9 meditations makes for a Very good Christmas Card Greeting when a voice recording is included with it.
Here it is in a brief version….( no voice recording ).
The 6th Divine Ray
Relax……..Breathe deeply and comfortably
And slowly, slowly, go deep into the center of your being-ness
And open the gates of the field of your consciousness.
Go deep into silence and peace.
Visualize a very bright sun with 9 Divine Rays….
9 Divine Rays of translucent colors….. like a rainbow.
Open the gate of your Psychical world…..
…..The Divine Rosy-White light….
coming from the 6th Divine Ray …. Warms your whole existence. And awakens within you…. Very high and noble feelings……….. Which give meaning to your life.
Maybe for the first time your personality that travels in illusion begins to understand the good feelings toward your fellow human beings.
The Divine vibrations of this ray…. Awake within you… The Beauty of Harmony,….. Peace and Fullness…. in your relations with all.
The 6th Divine Ray unites the macrocosm and the microcosm…… With vibrations of Love born out of the feelings of men.
It is the first time that the traveler guided by love, will meet in his middle, in his ……Bright Rosy-White light……
…….It is brilliance of Light and Love………
And you as a human being….
You will stand in ecstasy in front of your real Self.
And there, with in the immensity of
…..Divine Rosy-White light…. of the 6th Divine Ray is the seat of the teacher of teachers.
Joshua Emanual the Christ, the Lord of the 6th Divine Ray
Breathe deeply………….. comfortably, consciously………….
Concentrate on your heart center…… And visualize a six pointed star shining within you……. Like a bright, bright, sun.
The six pointed star is the symbol of the 6th Divine Ray,
It is the inner light…….. the light that enlightens every human soul…….. … All Joy the Angels.. ………..
The personality, the naughty child, has discovered itself.
It recognizes the meaning of Love, and its purpose within the universal human family.
Feel the fellow Human beings around you and send them Love.
Let every beat of your heart become a sweet note………. Observed to the sweet Jesus………. The Lord of our highest feelings……
Ask him to bring harmony into your relationships…. The whole world is made of his love.
You are Love.
The 6th Divine Ray symbolizes the reflection of the Creator in his creation.
It symbolizes the harmony of the universe.
It symbolizes the Love within the family.
It symbolizes the harmony in music, art, and healing.
It symbolizes perfection…..And Love for all.
See the reflection of the Creator in his Creation.
The whole world is made of his Love.
Wish that his Love to bring Peace on Earth.
The blessings of the Beloved Jesus….. For you…..Your family….. and the whole world.
Breathe deeply…. And slowly, slowly, come back and feel yourself and your material body against.
END 6th Divine Ray
How can tomorrow reflect what I am learning today?
When I complete my daily introspection this evening and the results compared with the Divine Laws of Wisdom and Divine Plan…the conclusions and corrections will become part of tomorrow’s applied services.
I don’t have Heroes but I do, instead of that, have people in mind who emulate by their words, actions and deeds “reminders” which keep me on the track of my own Self-Realization without adding to the confusion.
One such person said this …
“What distinguishes purely great human beings from ordinary people is that they let their lives shaped by their mystic insights. For instance, they may behave towards others as one behaves towards people to whom one belongs; they l...
“What distinguishes purely great human beings from ordinary people is that they let their lives shaped by their mystic insights. For instance, they may behave towards others as one behaves towards people to whom one belongs; they live gratefully aware of the goodness and beauty we encounter everywhere.”
This same source also confirmed ( by his blog yesterday ) that we can become “purely great human beings” while all the time being “playful” about it.
Be Well Be Present Be PlayfulEdS
How can I be a source of delight for others?
Be referring them to to-day’s, Feature Article by Br David – “Let Us Play” and living the Truth within it.
These words of Brother David read like a breath of fresh mountain air for me!
His point regarding the so-called “education” systems and its effects on “saddling Joy” is so true. And thankfully there are currently numerous capable individuals pointing to this truth, the sterilization through education, so I will add this article to my growing list of powerful corresponding references and move to Br David’s more important, Christmas pointer.
The Power of Play. I wish t...
The Power of Play. I wish to reflect on Brother David’s wisdom concerning “Let Us Play” by quoting another current and very remarkable source. His Holiness Pope Francis. This simple, short paragraph contains the importance of understanding that it is the Holy Spirit which gives LIFE to Life. Christos ( Logos ) is the manifestation of Life, in whatever form we wish to give it.
From his “Happiness in this Life”. Meeting with Seminarians and Novices July 6th, 2013
THE PLACE WHERE JOY IS BORN
I want to see one word to you, and that word is “joy.” Wherever there are consecrated people, seminarians, religious men and women, and young people, there is joy! There is always joy! It is the joy of freshness, the joy of following Jesus, the joy of the Holy Spirit gives us. There is joy! But, – – – where is joy born? For it is born….. On Saturday evening should I go home, or should I go out dancing with my old friends? Will joy be born from this? For a seminarian, for example? No? Or yes?
I say “Yes!” to that and Dance wisdom, dance and play and celebrate the greatest gift of all, that of Being Human and therefore a “son of God”. The celebration of Christmas is simply that!
Be Well Be Present
What vulnerabilities in others awaken my greatest impulse to be of service?
Exactly the same “vulnerabilities” which are in me. I can’t become aware of ( and therefore react by “awakening” or responding ) these unless they are there, dormant (as sub-consciousness), semi- dormant, or fully active consciously , within me too! I don’t have to name names either, all together they say who I am!.
This is why Joshua Emmanuel the Christ made only One...
This is why Joshua Emmanuel the Christ made only One Commandment, “Love thy neighbour as Thy self.” Straight up because he/she IS you in all the aspects which, make up every Human Being Including OUR “vulnerabilities”, potentialities, desires, etc, etc.
What communities bring me energy and joy? How can I help them thrive?
The aid organizations which I support with $donations$ and volunteer time. They are as much “community” in the truest sense of the word “Common” because they are a vital part of the total community. It maybe a bit much to say they bring me “joy” but when I see the faces of people who express their gratitude for the anonymous assistance they receive there is an “energy”...
The aid organizations which I support with $donations$ and volunteer time. They are as much “community” in the truest sense of the word “Common” because they are a vital part of the total community. It maybe a bit much to say they bring me “joy” but when I see the faces of people who express their gratitude for the anonymous assistance they receive there is an “energy” flow there in and it is as good as joy to me.
What can I look at with fresh eyes today?
That “what” for me is the “story”, repeated again and again this time of year, yes told BUT rarely , if ever, truly understood.
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem. Saying, “where is he that is born King of the Jews “? For we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. (Matt. 2: 1-2)
It is ...
It is related that the Lord Buddha told his disciple Ananda that in five hundred years’ time God would be directly incarnated upon Earth. He made it clear that he was not referring to an ordinary human being reaching perfection through incarnations, but that God Himself would be directly incarnate.
Before the birth of Joshua, or Jesus as we know Him, certain wise men in the East, who knew of the Lord Buddha’s prophecy, had followed-through clairvoyance-the birth of the Virgin Mary and were awaiting the Incarnation of the Logos-God in expression.
One of these wise men was the Maharajah Ram, who with his friend and counsellor Chekitana, had calculated the time and place in Palestine where they must be in order to pay homage to the incarnate God.
Ram appointed his mother and brother as joint regents in his kingdom and set out for Palestine, accompanied by Chekitana. Their way took them through Armenia, which in those days was divided into two warring kingdoms, ruled by two brothers, Kaspar and Dikran. When Ram had reconciled the two brothers, Kaspar appointed Dikran to rule both kingdoms and joined Ram and Chekitana on their pilgrimage.
As they journeyed south, they met an astrologer, Baal Das Ashur (‘servant of God’), who wanted to accompany them, and they accepted him as their companion.
At the appointed time, they reached Palestine and although they were aware of Herod’s intentions, since they were able to read his thoughts, and had no need of information from him, Baal Das Ashur insisted that they should visit him. In the hope that their visit might alter his plans, Ram and Kaspar agreed.
Then they journeyed on to Bethlehem, where the three Magi found the stable in which Jesus had been born. The first to kneel before the manger was Ram. He took off his outer cloak and laid it at Christ’s feet, so that only his white undergarment remained. This is why the teachers of the Researchers of Truth wear a white robe, as a symbol of purity of intent and dedication. Ram then drew his sword, broke off the tip and placed it before the infant God, saying, ‘At Thine immaculate feet, 0 Logos, be all authority.’ This is the origin of the Sword of Initiation, which is without its sharp point.
As the other two wise men offered their gifts, Ram exclaimed, ‘Ham EI khior!’ which, in his language, meant, ‘I have seen God.’ From then on he was known by the name which has come down to us as Melchior.
What does it mean to live wholeheartedly?
“the ability to redefine the boundaries of possibility.”
“My body is a miracle of art, science, and mystery. What is it teaching me?”
Firstly ….it reminds me, (therefore “teaches” in a way) that it is not ‘My body”. It is only on loan to me while I gain experiences in the material, psychical and Noetical worlds. It reminds me that although I am responsible to do my part in keeping it healthy, proper nutrition, exercise, rest, mental and physical cleaning etc., And by being conscious of the bodies ( all 3 ) they tell me my respo...
Firstly ….it reminds me, (therefore “teaches” in a way) that it is not ‘My body”. It is only on loan to me while I gain experiences in the material, psychical and Noetical worlds. It reminds me that although I am responsible to do my part in keeping it healthy, proper nutrition, exercise, rest, mental and physical cleaning etc., And by being conscious of the bodies ( all 3 ) they tell me my responsibilities are important but, compared with the work the Holy Spirit and the Archangels of the Elements are doing 24/7, keeping them in balance and harmony with the Divine Plan, my efforts are very very slight. This is a very powerful reminder of what it means to be a Human Being, It is equivalent to winning the lottery of the Universe.
For example it is impossible for my limited abilities to heal a simple cut on the hand….but the Holy Spirit will do it…and doesn’t care whether I am a Saint or criminal!
And further, lets not forget Gibran in our mutual agreement here …” And let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.”
and therefore, “Friendship is a responsibility not just some obligation”.
Your friend is your needs answered.
He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.
And he is your board and your fireside.
For you come to him with ...
Your friend is your needs answered.
He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.
And he is your board and your fireside.
For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace.
When your friend speaks his mind you fear not the “nay” in your own mind, nor do you withhold the “ay.”
And when he is silent your heart ceases not to listen to his heart;
For without words, in friendship, all thoughts, all desires, all expectations are born and shared, with joy that is unacclaimed.
When you part from your friend, you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.
And let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
For love that seeks aught but the disclosure of its own mystery is not love but a net cast forth: and only the unprofitable is caught.
And let your best be for your friend.
If he must know the ebb of your tide, let him know its flood also.
For what is your friend that you should seek him with hours to kill?
Seek him always with hours to live.
For it is his to fill your need, but not your emptiness.
And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.
For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
Now this is a great breath of fresh, ozone, infused Oceanic air! I was wondering anyone was going to the clarity of Agape in this question.
Yes, friendship is indeed “the meeting of spirit” I don’t used the plural “spirits” here because there is only ONE in friendship, friendship is Spirit singular. The reflections of two personalities loose their identity when in friendship. One can’t even explain it to observers outside of this friendship because...
Yes, friendship is indeed “the meeting of spirit” I don’t used the plural “spirits” here because there is only ONE in friendship, friendship is Spirit singular. The reflections of two personalities loose their identity when in friendship. One can’t even explain it to observers outside of this friendship because there is no two separate identities “with”.
So there is no “needing” no “feeding’, no free of loss, never a change or a doubt. Friendships true name is “Agape Love” but new age lingo uses “Unconditional Love” instead.
Saying “YES” to Life, in any form, IS saying and doing and being / Gratefulness.
Matthew 25: 14-30 or Luke 19: 12 -27 say “The master put his servants in charge of his goods….” Good being our “Talents” our abilities to be Completing Human Beings.
And any gain in the “goods” relative to the initial state of the goods IS showing faithfulness therefore gratefulness is given for gratefulness shown. The Di...
And any gain in the “goods” relative to the initial state of the goods IS showing faithfulness therefore gratefulness is given for gratefulness shown. The Divine design is complete in itself.
Malag, you travel in good company…
“If her past were your past, her pain your pain, her level of consciousness your level of consciousness, you would think and act exactly as she does. With this realization comes forgiveness, compassion , peace.”
Quoted From Eckhart Tolle”s, ‘Stillness Speaks’
Your are welcome Shella because “all we truly have is each other”.
And here is a Schulte “stocking stuffer” a niece of mine is much better at getting the point across then I can 🙁
Tolle’s, “Present Moment Reminder” of to-day reflects is “Being here” too.
“When you are present with another human being you are not trapped in the judgements of the mind.”
I will also post a note for those now familiar with him. Tolle is presenting a “Free” (as in no cost and no “hooks” ) talk on “Christ Consciousness” to-day at 1 PM PST/ 4PM EST , Goggle ‘Eckhart Teachings...
I will also post a note for those now familiar with him. Tolle is presenting a “Free” (as in no cost and no “hooks” ) talk on “Christ Consciousness” to-day at 1 PM PST/ 4PM EST , Goggle ‘Eckhart Teachings’
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