Tuesday, 24 April 2018

6 Signs Of An Enlightened Person

By Spiritual Unite

So if you want to know if someone is an enlightened person, these are the signs you can look out for:

Content

The enlightened person invariably has happiness.

This is core to their being, as they have ceased to base their sense of joy on external factors and realised that happiness comes from within.

This does not mean that an enlightened person is never sad.

Indeed, enlightenment brings with it a particular perspective of the world that sees the suffering that people endure every day.

But whether they feel sad or not, the enlightened person is always happy to be alive – here, now, as destiny wills it.

Embodies Peace

The enlightened person does not fight but uses diplomacy, empathy and understanding to solve conflicts.

Nothing is worth raising a hand in anger or violence, because harming someone else is equivalent to hurting yourself.

We are all one. The enlightened person sees that and knows that we must not fight each other.

Loves Unconditionally

Love is the purest light in the universe, and an enlightened person has fully embraced that.

No matter what you do or say to an enlightened person, they will still love you.

They may dislike you, they may not want to spend time with you, work with you or want to be your friend – but they will always love you, as they love all conscious beings.

Self Sacrificing & Humble

In that spirit, the enlightened person always puts themselves last.

They don’t like the spotlight being on them – it’s not that they’re shy or lack confidence – but they would rather let someone take the limelight and show what they can do.

This is because the enlightened person wants what is best for everyone, often putting aside their desires for the needs and wants of others.

Healthy

An enlightened person does not, however, neglect themselves.

Physical, emotional and mental health is of extreme importance to the enlightened person.

It is by taking care of the body and mind that the soul is given the best opportunity for growth.

Spiritual work is hard, and having a healthy body and mind ensures that the workload isn’t increased unnecessarily.

Spiritually Dedicated

But most of all, the enlightened person is dedicated to spiritual practice.

Nothing is more important to them than working towards the enlightenment of humanity, to progressing many people of this world by healing, purging negative energy and providing guidance to the lost and wounded.

The enlightened know their meaning in life, and it is to serve the higher states of consciousness that we will someday ascend to.

That is what makes an enlightened person so unique, after all.


Kundalini Rising with Your Twinflame

Source: Spiritual Unite

Within every one of us is a coil of energy called the kundalini, and when we meet our twin flame we might experience an uncoiling of that energy – in other words, we undergo a kundalini rising.

Some call this a kundalini awakening. Don’t worry about the different terms used; they mean virtually the same thing.

The energy lays dormant within the root chakra at the base of the spine until it is awakened.

It then slowly rises through each of the seven primary chakras and activates them, pumping new higher frequency vibrations through each energy centre in our body.

This is a necessary step towards achieving enlightenment, as it provides us with the tools we need to do our spiritual work – the spiritual work that will eventually bring us oneness with the universe.

There are a few ways to bring about a kundalini rising. The easiest, and by far the most common, is to encounter our twin flame.

Twin Flames & Kundalini Flow

There’s something special about the twin flame relationship.

Your real twin will rejuvenate your energy and rekindle your youth. You feel like two children playing and creating together, restoring your creative core.

It’s unique. We have only one twin flame, a pair of beacons set afloat in the endless void of the universe, yearning to be together to bring some light into the place.

We are deeply connected at the core level of our being – our shared soul, from which we were both created.

The effect twin flames have on each other is astounding.

The power of the spiritual connection joining twin flames is such that a simple meeting can leave them both reeling for days or even weeks afterwards.

And it is through the twin flame relationship that we can undergo the process of kundalini rising.

For some, the first meeting can unblock that energy dam. The rush of the first meeting of your twin flame can cause the locked up energy in the root chakra to explode into the rest of the body.

For others, it is a more gradual process.

But by far the most effective way is through the twin flame sexual union.

The consummation of the twin flame relationship is a profoundly spiritual event, probably the most spiritual event to date in your life. It is described as truly life-changing, even miraculous.

The feeling of being one with your twin flame will bring out in you the soul’s deepest desire to be one on the spiritual plane.

Through this mechanism, the twin flame sexual union is almost guaranteed to trigger kundalini rising.

So if you want to get on to the next part of your spiritual journey, if you’re going to unlock the power that resides within you, the answer might lie with your twin flame.

Link: http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/kundalini-rising-twin-flame/



Monday, 9 April 2018

Elixir of Bodhichitta

Bodhichitta is a Buddhist term for the enlightened qualities of compassion and wisdom. Many aspire for these qualities but are thwarted by the poisons of attachment, hatred, and ignorance. We must transmute the venom of our suffering into the nectar of salvation. Bodhichitta is found in the elements of our soul. We must become an alchemist to transmute the venom of our suffering into the nectar of our salvation, through the wise combination of spiritual enthusiasm and transmutation of our creative energies.

This lecture encompasses the common, greater, and limitless levels of motivation, and the inner, outer, and secret levels of bodhichitta, how it relates to spiritual birth, the Four Ethers of the Vital Body and how it relates to meditative concentration, the Four Immeasurables, the Six Paramitas, the Windhorse Energy, and Resurrection.

Bodhicitta is just like the supreme kind of alchemical elixir,

For it transforms this impure body we have taken

Into the priceless jewel image of the Victorious One’s body.

Therefore, very firmly seize (this elixir) called bodhicitta!

- Bodhicaryavatara, 1:10

Link: Pdf https://gnosticteachings.org/download/machinery-of-the-soul-course/723-machinery-of-the-soul-10-elixir-of-bodhichitta-pdf.html
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Rules of the Road

By Celeste Jamerson

The Pilgrim in the Aquarian Ages


In the Aquarian Age, the emphasis will be on group work. In At the Feet of the Master, Alcyone says that the Disciple must strive primarily to help others: “He who is on the Path exists not for himself, but for others; he has forgotten himself, in order that he may serve them.”

In DK’s writing, the emphasis is firmly on the group: “Love divine attracts the seeker on the Way,” and “the Word goes forth: ‘I tread the Way of Love. I love the Plan. Unto that Plan, I surrender all I have. Unto the Whole, I give my heart’s deep love. I serve the Plan; I serve the Whole with love and understanding.’

DK tells his disciple that there is strength in numbers: “My brother, we travel not alone. For you, again, group love, group understanding, group happiness and group work are essential to progress, real happiness and good physical health.”

In the Aquarian Age, progress will be measured in terms of the group. This is called the Law of Group Progress, and it is characterized by Inclusiveness and the Love of Synthesis. It is embodied in the New Groups and especially the New Group of World Servers. The members of the New Group of World Servers must have the heart center awakened and be in the process of awakening the head centre as well. They must manifest their spiritual progress in a form of creative activity for the benefit of others, in a field such as philanthropy, the arts, literature, philosophy, or science.

Glamour and the Sixth Ray

The Rules of the Road are six in number. The number six is associated with the Sixth Ray of Devotion, and its disciples are involved in dissipating Glamour, to which they have succumbed in the past. However, these disciples are in the process of moving from the Sixth Ray to the Second Ray. DK says that the disciple who is working to dissipate Glamour needs to show Love along the lines of Ray Two, rather than Ray Six. The mystic must also be an occultist, blending mysticism and occultism, and demonstrating freedom from Glamour.

Glamour is dissipated by means of the Technique of Light. The Pilgrim walks the Path in the light of day, and he walks towards the light. The ancient prayer says:

Lead us, O Lord, from death to Immortality; 
From darkness to Light;
From the unreal to the Real.

THE RULES OF THE ROAD

1. The Road is trodden in the full light of day, thrown upon the Path by Those Who know and lead. Naught can then be hidden, and at each turn upon that Road a man must face himself.

2. Upon the Road the hidden stands revealed. Each sees and knows the villainy of each. And yet there is, with that great revelation, no turning back, no spurning of each other, no shakiness upon the Road. The Road goes forward into day.

3. Upon that Road one wanders not alone. There is no rush, no hurry. And yet there is no time to lose. Each pilgrim, knowing this, presses his footsteps forward, and finds himself surrounded by his fellowmen. Some move ahead; he follows after. Some move behind; he sets the pace. He travels not alone.

4. Three things the Pilgrim must avoid. The wearing of a hood, a veil which hides his face from others; the carrying of a water pot which only holds enough for his own wants; the shouldering of a staff without a crook to hold.

5. Each Pilgrim on the Road must carry with him what he needs: a pot of fire, to warm his fellowmen; a lamp, to cast its rays upon his heart and show his fellowmen the nature of his hidden life; a purse of gold, which he scatters not upon the Road, but shares with others; a sealed vase, wherein he carries all his aspiration to cast before the feet of Him Who waits to greet him at the gate—a sealed vase.

6. The Pilgrim, as he walks upon the Road, must have the open ear, the giving hand, the silent tongue, the chastened heart, the golden voice, the rapid foot, and the open eye which sees the light. He knows he travels not alone. (DINA I 583-584)


Rule 1

With the metaphor of light, DK immediately makes it apparent that applicants must work on the mental, rather than the astral, plane. The “lighted way” is the “illumined bridge” or antahkarana:

The “lighted way” . . . comes into being between the personality and the spiritual Triad, via the soul body, just as the soul came into definite contact with the brain via the mind. . . . [The lighted way] is built through meditation; it is constructed through the constant effort to draw forth the intuition, through subservience and obedience to the Plan (which begins to be recognised as soon as the intuition and the mind are en rapport) and through conscious incorporation into the group in service and for purposes of assimilation into the whole.

The light turns up all weaknesses and glamours, which the applicant must face. DK uses the Technique of Light for dissipating glamour. In this technique, the light of the brain is joined with the light of the mind and the light of the soul and then turned upon the glamour on the astral plane in order to dissipate it.

The way of light is indicated by the Masters and the disciples that have preceded us, but we must do our part. Ultimately, the light is found within oneself. In Light on the Path, Mabel Collins writes: “within you is the light of the world -- the only light that can be shed upon the Path. If you are unable to perceive it within you, it is useless to look for it elsewhere.”

Rule 2

The Pilgrim needs to “learn to look intelligently into the hearts of men,” including his own. This should be:

. . . from an absolutely impersonal point of view, otherwise your sight is colored.
Therefore impersonality must first be understood.

Intelligence is impartial: no man is your enemy: no man is your friend. All alike are your teachers. Your enemy becomes a mystery that must be solved, even though it take ages: for man must be understood. Your friend becomes a part of yourself, an extension of yourself, a riddle hard to read. Only one thing is more difficult to know -- your own heart. Not until the bonds of personality are loosed, can that profound mystery of self begin to be seen. Not till you stand aside from it will it in any way reveal itself to your understanding.”

The light often reveals unpleasant truths:

When you have found the beginning of the way the star of your soul will show its light; and by that light you will perceive how great is the darkness in which it burns. Mind, heart, brain, all are obscure and dark until the first great battle has been won. Be not appalled and terrified by this sight; keep your eyes fixed on the small light and it will grow.
The Disciples who are working to dispel Glamour and transfer from the sixth to the second ray must:

love their fellowmen . . . [but] not as the sixth ray person loves them, with an isolating devotion, but as the second ray person loves – with an all round appreciation of humanity, an understanding heart, plus a critical mind, which loves steadily in spite of error seen, with a clear sighted perception of the assets and the debits of an individual or a race.

One must distinguish between the lower and the higher self. Although one knows one’s weaknesses, which are revealed by the light of day, one must realize one’s higher nature and therefore have confidence in one’s ability to tread the Path.

You must trust yourself. You say you know yourself too well? If you feel so, you do not know yourself; you know only the weak outer husk, which has fallen often into the mire. But you- the real you- you are a spark of God's own fire, and God, who is Almighty, is in you, and because of that there is nothing that you cannot do if you will. Say to yourself: "What man has done, man can do. I am a man, yet also God in man; I can do this thing, and I will." For your will must be like tempered steel, if you would tread the Path.

The Disciple has decided on the Path, and there is no turning back:

One-pointedness means, too, that nothing shall ever turn you, even for a moment, from the Path upon which you have entered. No temptations, no worldly pleasures, no worldly affections even, must ever draw you aside. For you yourself must become one with the Path; it must be so much part of your nature that you follow it without needing to think of it, and cannot turn aside. You, the Monad, have decided it; to break away from it would be to break away from yourself.

All stand revealed for the world to see. Disidentify from the lower nature.

Rule 3

In the Third Rule, the Pilgrim springs into greater Activity, which one may associate with the Third Ray and with the Third Aspect of Divinity. The Third Ray is associated with the quality of balance. Speaking of Ray Three, the other six ray lords chant, “Let the two paths converge. Balance thepairs of opposites and let the path appear between the two. God and the Path and Man are one.”

On the path, balance and discrimination are required of the Disciple.

Cooperative and non-competitive spirit. Everyone is united in a common call. We are companions on the one road. As the light within grow stronger, we find our sense of responsibility grows stronger.

Rule 4

Compared to Rules 1-3, Rules 4-6 contain greater detail, consisting of lists of items for the Pilgrim to carry and characteristics which are desired in the Pilgrim himself.

Rule Four gives a list of three items for the Pilgrim to avoid carrying. Implicit in the final two of these items, however, the water pot and the staff, is the opposite instruction of what type of water pot and staff he should in fact be carrying.

The Veil The Pilgrim must not hide himself from others by means of a veil over his face. As quoted above, DK said that secrecy regarding one’s own personality life and motives was not desirable.

The Water Pot In Rule Four, the pilgrim is directly instructed to share his water with others. DK makes the point that “esoterically, the developed Aquarian puts all he has into his water pot, storing it there for service and giving it freely on demand to meet a need.”56 According to DK, sharing will be an important principle of the Aquarian Age:

The great spiritual achievement and evolutionary event of [the Aquarian Age] will be the communion and human relationships established among all peoples, enabling men everywhere to sit down together in the Presence of the Christ and share the bread and wine (symbols of nourishment). Preparations for that shared feast (symbolically speaking) are on their way, and those preparations are being made by the masses of men themselves, as they fight and struggle and legislate for the economic sustenance of their nations, and as the theme of food occupies the attention of legislators everywhere. This sharing, beginning on the physical plane, will prove equally true of all human relations and this will be the great gift of the Aquarian Age to humanity.

Although this nourishment may be physical, it is often of a spiritual nature:

To feed the poor is a good and noble and useful work; yet to feed their souls is nobler and more useful than to feed their bodies. Any rich man can feed the body, but only those who know can feed the soul. If you know, it is your duty to help others to know.

The Staff A staff without a crook would be in the shape of the number one, and would be used to help the traveler walk long distances, and for self-defense if needed. A staff with a crook can be used in addition to gather sheep.

Secretiveness and manipulation have no place on a path where collectively knowledge is freely given. Since the eyes are the windows of the soul, why would one desire to veil this light?

Rule 5

The Pot of Fire

Here the pot of fire corresponds to the love aspect. Fire is part of the symbolism of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Meister Eckhart wrote that “on the Cross [Jesus’] Heart burnt like a fire and a furnace from which the flame burst forth on all sides. So was he inflamed on the Cross by his fire of love for the whole world.”

In the Rules of the Road, it is specified that this fire is to be used to warm one’s fellowman.

For the applicant for initiation, selfless is of paramount importance.

Interestingly, the language used in this rule is reminiscent of that in Rule One for Applicants and its explanation in Initiation, Human and Solar: "Let the disciple search within the heart's deep cave. If there the fire burns bright, warming his brother yet heating not himself, the hour has come for making application to stand before the door.

When love for all beings, irrespective of who they may be, is beginning to be a realised fact in the heart of a disciple, and yet nevertheless love for himself exists not, then comes [Page 193] the indication that he is nearing the Portal of Initiation, and may make the necessary preliminary pledges. These are necessitated before his Master hands in his name as a candidate for initiation. If he cares not for the suffering and pain of the lower self, if it is immaterial to him whether happiness comes his way or not, if the sole purpose of his life is to serve and save the world, and if his brother's need is for him of greater moment than his own, then is the fire of love irradiating his being, and the world can warm itself at his feet. This love has to be a practical, tested manifestation, and not just a theory, nor simply an impractical ideal and a pleasing sentiment. It is something that has grown in the trials and tests of life, so that the primary impulse of the life is towards self-sacrifice and the immolation of the lower nature."

The Lamp

The lamp illuminates the heart, revealing the nature of one’s inner life, which may be of help to others. In Rule One, it was written, “naught can then be hidden.” Jesus said that “there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.” He goes on to say: “What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.”

In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus says:

"Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick: and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."

The Purse of Gold

The purse of gold is to be shared with others, not scattered upon the road in selfish or wasteful expenditure. In its highest aspect, gold represents spiritual energy. In Alchemy, the metal gold is associated with the sun. In the meditation for obtaining money for the Hierarchy, the meditator is instructed to visualize money as a golden stream of light flowing out of the control of the forces of materialism and into the hands of the forces of light.

The Vase

Although the Disciple has shone a light on his own heart for others to see, his aspirations are sealed up in the vase and saved to be thrown at the feet of the Master at Initiation.

When one reaches the Gate of Initiation, a new cycle will begin:

"When after ages of struggle and many victories the final battle is won, the final secret demanded, then you are prepared for a further path. When the final secret of this great lesson is told, in it is opened the mystery of the new way -- a path which leads out of all human experience, and which is utterly beyond human perception or imagination."

Rule 6

Seven Attributes of the Pilgrim

In this, the Sixth Rule of the Road, the six becomes the perfected seven as we are given seven attributes which are required of the Pilgrim: “the open ear, the giving hand, the silent tongue, the chastened heart, the golden voice, the rapid foot, and the open eye which sees the light.”

These seven characteristics form a pattern of which the “chastened heart” is the center (heart). If we arrange the other attributes in pairs around the chastened heart running from inside to outside, we have the "silent tongue” and the “golden voice;” the “giving hand” and the “rapid foot;” and the “open ear” and the “open eye which sees the light.”

All of these seven attributes are tied, directly or indirectly, to the heart, throat or ajna centers in man. 

As man awakens on the physical plane and approaches the Probationary Path, he uses the senses for the identification of the self and its vehicles. As man awakens on the astral plane and approaches the first initiation, he learns to use the senses to discriminate between the Self and the not-self. As man awakens upon the mental plane, he begins to identify with the Self in all of creation rather than the veiling forms.

The Open Ear

The open ear indicates listening and receptiveness to the needs of others: “to be able to hear is to have opened the doors of the soul.”

DK gives a five-fold process in the development of hearing:

a. On the physical plane [man] finds his own note.

b. On the astral plane he finds his brother’s note; through identity of emotion he comes to the recognition of his brother’s identity.

c. On the mental plane he begins to find his group note.

d. On the buddhic plane, or the plane of wisdom, he begins to find the note of his planetary Logos.

e. On the atmic, or spiritual, plane the note logoic begins to sound within his consciousness.

The Giving Hand

The giving hand signifies generosity. As the higher centers become activated, the emphasis moves from the lower to the upper centers, one develops group consciousness, and one becomes more giving.

Rule 12 of the Rules for Applicants states, “let the disciple learn the use of the hand in service.” DK states that the occult meaning of this instruction concerns “the utilisation of the chakras (or centres) in the palms of the hands” in:

a. Healing bodily ills.

b. Blessing, and thus curing emotional ills.

c. Raised in prayer, or the use of the centres of the hands during meditation in the manipulation of mental matter and currents.

The Silent Tongue

Man educates himself through discrimination, which involves duality, to differentiate between the Self and the not-self. Eventually this helps him to develop intuition, which involves unity, and helps the Self to recognize itself in all forms and to contact other selves. The five levels of taste are physical taste on the physical plane, imagination on the astral plane, discrimination on the mental plane, intuition on the buddhic plane, and perfection on the atmic plane. 

Secrecy is a familiar concept to students of the occult:

"It is well to get used even now to thinking carefully before speaking; for when you reach Initiation you must watch every word, lest you should tell what must not be told. Much common talk is unnecessary and foolish; when it is gossip, it is wicked. So be accustomed to listen rather than to talk; do not offer opinions unless directly asked for them. One statement of the Qualifications gives them thus; to know, to dare, to will, and to be silent; and the last of the four is the hardest of them all."

DK says that one may not share secrets with those at a lower level in the Ashram who are not yet ready for them at their stage of development. In the Rules for Applicants, when outside the circle of the Ashram, disciples are enjoined to “preserve strict silence concerning themselves, their occult work or knowledge, the affairs of those associated with them, and the work of their occult group.”

According to DK, idle talk can get in the way of reflection and the disciple’s work:

"A great deal of present right activity is hindered by the speech interplay between disciples, and much time is lost through wordy discussion of the work and activities of other disciples. Humanity, as a whole, needs silence at this time as never before; it needs time in which to reflect, and the opportunity to sense the universal rhythm. Modern disciples, if they are to do their work as desired and to cooperate with the Plan correctly, need that inner reflective quiet which in no way
negates intense outer activity but which does release them from wordy criticisms, feverish discussions, and constant preoccupation with the dharma[,] the motives and the methods of their fellow disciples."

The Chastened Heart

Saint Paul says, “The Lord loveth those whom he chasteneth.” Although chasten can mean to punish, other meanings include “to restrain: moderate,” and “to refine: purify.”

When the lower nature is purified, one can then serve humanity with a greater, purer, more inclusive love:

"This love [for humanity] has to be a practical, tested manifestation, and not just a theory, nor simply an impractical ideal and a pleasing sentiment. It is something that has grown in the trials and tests of life, so that the primary impulse of the life is towards self-sacrifice and the immolation of the lower nature."

The Golden Voice

After the voice has been purified through silence, one learns to use the voice more wisely. Says Alcyone:

"Never wish to shine, or to appear clever; have no desire to speak. It is well to speak little; better still to say nothing, unless you are quite sure that what you wish to say is true, kind and helpful. Before speaking think carefully whether what you are going to say has those three qualities; if it has not, do not say it." ~ Alcyone, At the Feet of the Master, part II – Desirelessness.

The Rapid Foot

The Open Eye Which Sees the Light

According to Light on the Path, “to be able to see is to have attained perception.”

In addition, sight gives the “recognition of totality, the synthesis of all, the realisation of the One in Many, the first Logos.” This involves the Law of Synthesis, whereby man recognizes the “the essential unity of all manifestation by the means of sight.” Sight corresponds with the mental subplane of the physical, astral, mental, buddhic and atmic planes. On the planes, the different levels of sight are: physical sight on the physical plane, clairvoyance on the astral plane, higher clairvoyance on the mental plane, divine vision on the buddhic plane, and realization on the atmic plane.

In the Sixth Rule, the open ear and the open eye are paired. In The Voice of the Silence, the Master says: “Unless thou hearest, thou canst not see,” and “unless thou seest thou canst not hear.”166 The disciple is urged to:

Merge into one sense thy senses, if thou would’st be secure against the foe. ‘Tis by that sense alone which lies concealed within the hollow of thy brain, that the

steep path which leadeth to thy Master may be disclosed before thy Soul’s dim eyes.

DK writes that “each of [the] senses, after having reached a certain point [of development], begins to synthesise with the others in such a way that it is almost impossible to know where one begins and the other ends.”
Christ said, “The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.”169 This single eye is taken to be the third eye or “Eye of Shiva.” Shiva stands for the first logoic aspect. According to DK, Shiva symbolizes: “a. The Will aspect, b. The Spirit aspect, c. The Father in Heaven, d. The directing purpose, e. Conscious energy, [and] f. Dynamic intent,” and that these descriptions in turn characterize the third eye.

The interaction between the thousand-petalled lotus and the awakened pineal gland leads to the development of the third eye. The third eye “is the director of energy or force, and thus an instrument of the will or Spirit; it is responsive only to that will as controlled by the Son-aspect, the revealer of the love-wisdom nature of gods and man, and it is therefore the sign of the white magician.”

When the third eye is developed, the initiate “can direct and control the energy of matter, see all things in the Eternal Now, and therefore be in touch with causes more than with effects, read the akashic records, and see clairvoyantly. Therefore, its possessor can control the builders [devas] of low degree.”

In time and in the three worlds, the senses help the Thinker to relate to various aspect of the not-self. When a man has become highly evolved, however, he will have “transcended time (as known in the three worlds), and [will be able] therefore [to] look at the three lower planes from the standpoint of the Eternal Now.” At that point, he will have “superseded the senses by full active consciousness. “ At that point, “he knows, and needs not the senses to guide him any longer to knowledge.”

At the end of the Rules, it is stated that the Pilgrim “knows he travels not alone.” Although it was stated in Rule Three that “he travels not alone,” in this final Rule, the Pilgrim is now fully cognizant of that fact.

With this knowledge comes greater responsibility. One’s life is not lived in a vacuum, and one’s actions and thoughts have consequences, with a greater possibility of affecting others. Therefore, one’s thoughts must be controlled, and one’s actions weighed with care and deliberation.

Conclusion

Ultimately, the goal of the Path is seen to be the Path itself:

"I play my part with stern resolve, with earnest aspiration; I look above, I help below; I dream not, nor I rest; I toil; I serve; I reap; I pray; I am the Cross; I am the Way; I tread upon the work I do; I mount upon my slain self; I kill desire, and I strive, forgetting all reward. I forego peace; I forfeit rest, and in the stress of pain I lose myself and find Myself and enter into peace." ~ 178 Bailey, Initiation, Human and Solar, 213





Sunday, 8 April 2018

Commentary by Prof. Michael Robbins

In the deep blue of the Buddhic Plane, drop a seed, you never know when it becomes fruition.

Dual forces: The left hand path of selfishness (personality) and the right hand of selflessness (Soul).

The astral plabe is a dual plane, a battle field. Contemplating on the story of Arjuna in Bhavaghita. There is the battle field between the Black Lodge and the White Lodge.

We should train and control the astral-emotional body by the aid of the mind, illuminated by the Soul.

What is magic? Magic is all about materializing or dematerializing (appearance and disappearance), manifesting and demanifesting. Making your thought forms appear or disappear. In a way, this whole planet is a magic.

If we are aspiring people, our soul is located in the lotus plane. For average person, their soul is still focused materially in the 3rd. If we become advanced humanity and we approach the 1st initiation, the lotus changes its frequency and therefore he is able to focus or sustain its position on 2nd subplane.

When you get to the very highest level of the mental plane, you are in another category all together. Then it is no longer about the Solar Angel, it is about the Spiritual Triad. The Spiritual Triad deals with the Abstract Mind on the very highest level of the mental plane. 

Impersonal (beyond our personal, beyond individual identity) world correlates with the Spiritual Triad. How would we know if we are responsive to the Spiritual Triad? It would be about the life of the big being in whom we live and move and have our being.

Personal    ---> Transpersonal ---> Transcendental 
Personal    ---> Individual  ----> Impersonal

If we rise up into the Spiritual Triad, we forget ourselves, even our soul, we forget our egoic nature. It's all sacrifice. This is the life of God. The Will of God is what counts. The greater Love of God is what counts. The Mind of God has a different angle on things.

The truly impersonal life doesn't begin until after the 3rd initiation and not even truly until the 4th initiation. The gain of the impersonal life is incredible. When we build the antahkarana, that's on the way to the impersonal life.

Let's shift the balance to the 2nd ray now, the Soul ray of our planet. The 4th initiation is being taken in our chain on our globe, and it is not a comfortable initiation. Eruption of all the lower forces is accompanied by the steadfast will of Vulcan, powerful at the 4th initiation. We need spiritual will, we need an anchor. We need to stand in spiritual being. 




Friday, 6 April 2018

10 Archangel Lessons


LESSON 1

Introducing the Archangels and Angels into your Life

Who are the Archangels and why do they answer our prayers? How do you create an opening in your life for the angels? Receive a ten-step plan for deeper contact with the angels. You’ll start to discover how people have used specific techniques to receive angelic guidance and inspiration. See why contact with the angels is a key to the spiritual path.
LESSON 2

The Hidden Power of Archangels

Learn how God created the angels to help us in our daily lives. They serve, support and minister to us. You will learn that you have a hidden portion of God, a divine spark, within you that allows you to ask the angels for help and to expect results! Learn how you are born to contact the angels and fulfill your divine plan.
LESSON 3

Connect with Archangel Michael and the Angels of Protection

In lesson 3, you will start to work with Archangel Michael and his mighty angels of protection. You will read how people have experienced miracles that they believe were made possible by their strong relationship with the blue-flame angels, the special angels of Archangel Michael’s band. Develop a relationship with these angels and be protected and directed on your spiritual path.
LESSON 4

Connect with Archangel Jophiel and the Angels of Illumination

In lesson 4, you will be introduced to Archangel Jophiel and the angels of illumination. The yellow-flame angels can put us in touch with the mind of God, the source of all creativity. You'll learn how to invoke the flame of illumination. The angels of illumination are a missing key to the success of your work, learning, projects and planning.
LESSON 5

Connect with Archangel Chamuel and the Angels of Love

In lesson 5, you are taught about Archangel Chamuel and beautiful his angels of love. You'll learn how to use the power of the pink flame of love to help in your family and close relationships. You will also see how to work with angels of love to fight the forces which bring about addictions and psychological problems such as depression and compulsive behavior. Learn to use the sacred fire of the angel’s love to improve important conditions in your life.
LESSON 6

Connect with Archangel Gabriel and the Angels of Hope and Guidance

In lesson 6, you will connect with the “Joyous Archangel,“ Archangel Gabriel and Hope. You will learn how Archangel Gabriel is your friend of the ages. You'll discover that the angels of white-flame can help you in so many ways- to relieve fears, to purify your aura, and even to help organize your life while working toward your larger goals. The angels of white fire will guide you on the path of your ascension in the light. They lead you in light all the way back home to heaven.
LESSON 7

Connect with Archangel Raphael and the Angels of Healing and Truth

Lesson 7 provides the keys to working with Archangel Raphael, his healing angels and Mary, the Queen of the Angels, to heal diseases of body, mind and soul. You'll learn how to ask them to remove any negative energy that is causing a physical or mental health problem. Learn how these angels can help relieve emotional stress. Discover how the emerald green ray of healing is the indispensable means to transformation.
LESSON 8

Connect with Archangel Uriel and the Angels of Peace and Brotherhood

In lesson 8, you will meet the incomparable Archangel Uriel and the angels of the sixth ray. Learn how these angels can free you from constraints, habits, and negative situations. Learn how to reverse any negative course and replace it with the upward pathway. You'll be amazed how the angels can work quickly and with great power, in a large scale, when you set them to work for you and the planet.
LESSON 9

Connect with Archangel Zadkiel and the Angels of Miracles, Mercy and Freedom

In Lesson 9, you will commune with Archangel Zadkiel and the angels of the seventh ray. With Zadkiel's help you'll learn how to use the greatest spiritual gift of the violet flame. This flame or energy of God that vibrates at the highest frequency of light dissolves memories and negative conditions that limits you from realizing your maximum potential.
LESSON 10

How to Meet Your Guardian Angel

The most important relationship in your life is with your own Guardian Angel! In this lesson, you meet and learn how to become closer to this dear friend of Light.

Chakra Lessons


LESSON 1

Introducing the Chakras

In this lesson, you are going to learn about the seven major chakras from many of the world’s ancient traditions: East and West.

You’ll learn the deep meaning and functions of the energy centers.
LESSON 2

The Base Chakra

This is the place of the Mother light. The color is white. In this lesson, you will learn how we connect with the physical world for our practical effectiveness.

We will learn about how to strengthen our connection with nature and the divine feminine. Many people are learning about the Kundalini energy. In this and other lessons, you will learn more about how to safely raise the Kundalini Mother light.
LESSON 3

The Seat of the Soul Chakra

This is the place of freedom. The color is violet. This is where we experience Soul Freedom, where our soul conveys her impressions as intuition – a gut feeling, if you will.

This is where we explore self-knowledge and self-forgiveness.
LESSON 4

The Solar Plexus Chakra

This is the place of feeling and emotion. The color is purple and gold. In this lesson, you learn more how to control your “energy in motion” or e-motion. 

Do we radiate peace or anxiety? How do we pursue our desires without becoming unbalanced? When are we called to be selfless in the service of others?
LESSON 5

Clearing the Energy Centers

Every moment energy is flowing to us, and every moment we decide whether this energy will have a negative or positive spin on it.

This is how we make karma. There’s a solution for the karma we make: the violet transmuting flame!
LESSON 6

The Heart Chakra

This is the place of love. The color is pink. The Heart is the most important energy center. Not only is it the physical hub of life, it is also where the energies of God pass through before nourishing the rest of our body.

This is the center of love, compassion and sensitivity. It comes under tremendous challenge.
LESSON 7

The Throat Chakra

This Is the place of power. The color is blue. Here we begin to learn about the science of the spoken word.

Learn how we can affect the world around us by our words. We also delve into reprogramming our subconscious.
LESSON 8

The Third Eye Chakra

This is the place of vision. The color is green. Do you want more insight to see what is really going on?

Purify your Third Eye and watch your world change.
LESSON 9

The Crown Chakra

This is the place of divine wisdom. The color is yellow. We learn about the crown of the head, where the heavenly light enters our physical body

Illumination, divine wisdom. Access this energy with quiet meditation.
LESSON 10

Sealing Your Chakras

Advanced teachings on how to seal and protect your chakras.

Don’t miss this important step!

Link: https://www.summitlighthouse.org/free-spiritual-lessons/chakra-lessons