Let That Divinity Within You Shine Brightly From Your Heart - By Blossom Goodchild
Federation Of Light Message On April 6, 2017
Blossom Goodchild: I wasn’t planning on trying to connect with you until tomorrow. Yet, If I am correct I feel you close and am more than willing to give it a go now, if you are?
Federation Of Light (FOL): We thank you for responding. For yes, we would be more than happy to ‘chat ‘with you at this time.
Blossom Goodchild: I was wondering if you could talk to us about this feeling I am experiencing regarding ‘Being the observer’. Since my newsletter the other day, many have responded saying they feel the same. I just don’t feel fully part of the world at the moment. I’m here, yet, not in it. That’s the best I can do to describe it.
FOL:Dearest Souls of Earth … with your ever transforming Energies taking hold … like a storm in a tea cup …
Blossom Goodchild: Meaning?
FOL: Meaning … with the Greatest LOVE that, that which you are experiencing NOW … is nothing more than that. The changing Energies are swirling your personal Energies around within themselves. As if confined to a tea cup and hence the intensity that is driving them. This is why ‘LIFE’ seems so topsy turvy. This is why you do not feel to be in control … for we would say that most of you are experiencing this feeling of NOT BEING GROUNDED. And you are not! Yet, we do not consider this to be of any great disruption to the well-being of all.
Blossom Goodchild: No, it doesn’t feel ‘disrupting’. It just feels like I am ‘removed’ from Earth’s goings on, even though I am very much aware of being within those ‘goings on’.
FOL: The plain and simple fact Blossom, is that this transferring of Energies as they merge with each other … from outer incoming … with self-rising … are having the effect of one caught in a vacuum. Neither in one place or another … Yet, weightless.
This is due to the incredible POWER that is entering into your Planet at this time. You yourselves, have walked towards this vantage point and have now arrived here … in a place that makes one feel ‘out of it’ … as you would say.
To have the feeling of ‘The Observer’ is because that is exactly what you are doing. You are observing the body/the soul that is you, from a new Higher perspective. It is as such, as if you are ‘looking upon’ oneself, as opposed to looking from within. Just for now … just for a short while.
May we ask … do you find yourself judging?
JBlossom Goodchild: Judging myself or the situation?
Blossom Goodchild: Well, not really judging. As I say … just outside, looking in. I sort of feel detached from any feelings about any of it. That’s the odd thing.
FOL: May we advise that this is exactly where you are meant to be within the soulself experiment. You are moving into Higher grounds, which leaves you off balance as your feet find themselves in limbo as you rise, so to speak. You have had one foot in one dimension and one in the in-between space for quite some time. Now you find both feet are in that in-between space and it leaves you ‘floating’ … looking down upon that which once was.
Soon … and we mean soon , for it is not right and fitting for you to be left dangling this way for too long … you will find yourself feeling even more ‘dizzy’ as you reach closer to the Higher Energies that you are to place your feet firmly down upon/within … and to find yourself grounded within that Higher state /position.
What should we expect when we land?
A feeling that you have been yearning for. It shall become you … in its natural state.
That’s good, because I find myself once again … experiencing that feeling of ‘What’s it all about Alfie’. As I have done many times. I am neither high nor low in my thoughts … just … neutral. Yet, knowing life should feel so much more exciting than this. I know our thoughts create our reality … yet, I feel in this ‘Oh whatever!’ kind of space.
And again we remind you to be vigilant. Vigilant of your thoughts and how you conduct them … How you behave with them. How you categorise them. How you discard or bring them forth, depending on their agenda.
Dearest souls, REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE.
DO NOT ALLOW NEGATIVE ENERGIES TO SWAMP YOU AND BRING YOU UNDER.
YOU KNOW BETTER THAN THIS.
RISE UP … RISE UP INTO … AND BECOME THIS HIGHER POWER OF YOURSELVES.
Now more than ever are your forces of Energetical Grace ready to bombard your world with Love.
This is the time as you move on up/through that you exude in LOVE. You excel in forgiveness and you do not waver from the road upon which you so valiantly walk.
HOLD THOSE HEADS HIGH, DEAREST SOULS.
Oh! We try! Yet, so many are feeling downtrodden with Earths display of odd behaviour. No one knows who to Trust or believe … and yet, we continue to have faith and knowing in that all will be well, eventually. Tell me … were channellers channelling this same stuff back when the dinosaurs were around? Because, it sure seems to me like we’ve been hearing this for a real long time now.
That is because you HAVE been hearing it ‘for a real long time now’. This change … this supersonic (?) change HAS been going on for a real long time now.
We wonder if you are misunderstanding … how huge a transformation this actually is. For if you Truly knew … you would be in amazement at how much has been accomplished and how close to the finishing line we are now.
And … we were told that five years ago. Truly, I have let go of the WHEN … it’s just this phase I am going through of the ‘WHY?’. Yet, on another level … on another day … in another mood … I know all these answers. How’s about you tell us something we don’t know?
With pleasure. We shall embark upon a story of great relief to all.
Is it a story or a Truth?
That is for your soul to discover. Once upon a time …
There was a group of Highly intelligent Beings that were chosen to come to Earth at the most important time in history to this date. They knew why they were chosen, yet, forgot much reasoning when they arrived, as this was part of the plan of renewing self-discovery. As time went on … all memories of the chosen mission faded and life became without ‘source’. Life seemed to deaden the senses as opposed to uplift … and for a while … the Planet Earth simply … pottered along .
It was then decided by the Highest councils that assistance was required. Not to interfere with this Golden Plan, but to give it the needed boost, as much had been reviewed and it was deemed necessary to do so.
Hence, those from other realms began infiltrating wisdom as a reminder of why you Earthlings came … To assist you in reconnecting with your True Source and to get The Game Plan back into full swing.
Over eons now … much help has been given. We, The Federation of Light chose to offer ‘pearls’ of Light, for it is our souls desire to help you remember the Bright Lights that you are … And the reason you came. And why it was YOU …. Each One of YOU In particular, that wanted to be here and change your Planet into a Brighter Star to reside upon.
How keen, how very keen you all were. It is a saddened soul that wishes to depart from your place of residency early. For once there was such eagerness to be there.
Try to see it from our view point Dearest Souls … You are so very nearly there. Do not give up now. Not now, when you are over the border and walking into FREEDOM.
THE LIGHT THAT YOU ARE shines from within you. You do not always feel it, for it appears to you dampened. Yet, we see you … the Truth of you … and we have such admiration for the Warriors of Light that you are.
One day … One fine day ... YOU WILL LOOK BACK in disbelief at how things once were.
Remember too, that all is not as it appears to be.
Yes… I feel also, very much as If I am in a play, within a play, within a play, within a movie!
That is also relevant to these times of Energetic change. When eventually your feet land on Higher ground … you will feel much more in ‘character’. Having much more of a grasp of the role you are here to portray.
We ask you to KNOW … to ACCEPT … to HONOUR … the reality of this experience/experiment.
It is in perfect alignment … with all that is.
It cannot be anything else.
For it is a Divine Plan.
Yet, a pretty odd way of displaying its Divinity.
And we would say … that Divinity has many guises. Yet, in the Truth of itself … DIVINITY is the underlying working within everything … for there is NOTHING else other than PURE DIVINE LOVE.
How easily it can be disguised to make one think there is trickery afoot. Yet … we say THAT ALL IS LOVE … even when it appears not to be.
All you need is to BE TRUE TO YOURSELF.
THE DIVINITY OF YOURSELF.
FEEL THAT DIVINITY WITHIN YOU.
CALL UPON THAT DIVINITY TO SHINE BRIGHTLY FROM YOUR HEART.
ALLOW DIVINITY TO BE THE UPMOST PRIORITY OF THOUGHT, WORD AND DEED.
THEN DEAREST SOULS … WILL YOU FEEL … WILL YOU KNOW … THAT GREAT EXPANSE OF DIVINITY THAT YOU ARE.
You will not feel so despondent. You will ‘Get it’. Yet, we remind you … it is up to you …. The strongest of the strong … to hold fast in thought word and deed … BE of DIVINE LIGHT … and let that Light lead the way.
Thank you. Through these little upheavals, it is so easy to forget this and allow the ‘sluggishness’ to take over. I guess one gets tired of it all, now and then.
May we also remind you, as a pick me up ... that your weather Blossom, with its storms and winds and rains, has not passed you by empty handed … shall we say. These conditions, all over the world carry with them ‘loaded ammunition’ … to deter one as far as possible from the Truth of themselves.
Yes, again thank you. Nice reminder not to fall by the wayside and succumb to these niggly nasties!!
It takes just a thought process to change the attitude and bring one back into alignment.
Sometimes it feels like it needs a whole lot more than that!!
Yet, not so.
LIFT YOUR SPIRITS SOULS OF EARTH … YOU ARE NEVER ALONE.
THERE IS A FORCE OF DIVINE LOVE WITH YOU … WITHIN EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE.
KNOW THIS … FEEL THIS … FEEL US …
WE ARE ONE.
Thanks so much … nice to be back in touch. It is odd being in a showbiz world for a time, where none of this is even mentioned. Yet my! How the Light shines in so many of these young ones. It is a delight to feel. Until next time chaps … thanking you. I somehow feel something is going to happen soon … and you gotta laugh at that statement!! In Love, Light and Gratitude,Me ... Blossom Goodchild … signing out.
THE NEXT DAY.
Hello again. I know, I know I am fussy. Yet I have to say, when reading over our chat from yesterday, I wasn’t really satisfied with your answer regarding telling us something we don’t know. Because we already know that which you offered. Did we just get waylaid? You said it was a story of great relief to all?
Greetings to you Blossom and ALL. Indeed, as with many chats we embark upon, we sometimes do not get round to saying all we need to say, as we lead off into other tangents and then time runs thin. Much like many conversations that take place with so many on Earth.
So, what would be the something we don’t know and be of great relief? No point beating around the bush.
We would say to you, that of course you know everything anyway. Yet, we realise that is not what you wish to hear. So, let us start by introducing to you the concept that, although logic and reasoning do not cooperate with what we have to say … none the less it is a new thought pattern, in that … further down the track in your life’s span … there is to be a significant transformation in your entire Earthly body. Although human Beings shall be recognised as such … the appearance shall have changed greatly to adapt to the new conditions.
So, presuming this isn’t to be in my life time? (I hit 60 this year)
You will be surprised at the rate in which change comes in future days.
With all respect … if its anything like ‘now’ … I doubt it.
Yet Blossom, once certain basics … once foundations are in place … is it not easy to build upon them?
Yes. I guess so. So what sort of changes?
Well as you know, your bodies are transforming on a moment to moment basis to adapt to the Higher frequencies that are blending with your own. The changes we speak of will be subtle, yet recognisable. Perhaps less cumbersome in physicality. Is it not your animals /mammals adapt to their environment? Then so shall it be with you, also.
Keeping in mind, that your senses are the first to become heightened. This, for many, is already coming to fruition. You say you are in need of your mobile phones and your internet. It is not that these shall disappear (for a while) yet, your own senses shall work more efficiently when it comes to communication. Your technology shall abound beyond reason … as you know it, at this juncture. So much shall be made available to you as the Higher lifestyle is presented and understood.
You see Dearest souls, look upon it in this fashion. Fifty of your years ago, when one was to view a movie of futuristic nature … one certainly did not believe that this would become a reality … yet it has.
Now, when you look at most of your movies, they present technological images and ‘magic potions’ and ‘wizardry’, and that which you know as sci- fi … and indeed, they are presented well.
ALL that can be created in movie form can and will become your reality. This is not rocket science. For it takes but a thought to then create something into Being.
Yet, again, we ask you to create thoughts of Joy and Love and Peace. Much that you are given to view is of a more violent nature. This is not profitable for mind, body or soul.
I guess when you look at how far we have come technologically; all that you say is feasible. That then leads on to the matter of whether, down the track … we return for another round in our Earthly coil or, as it has been suggested … as a possibility … do we simply transform into a Lighter body and no longer have the need for death? ( as we know it ).
We would say, that is definitely for another session. Although we have mentioned it briefly in days gone by.
Yes, but I have a memory like a sieve and to be reminded of things never harms. Thanks for this brief little extra … Can I be honest with you guys? Sometimes I just don’t feel that we have covered much ground in any one particular conversation … and it makes me doubt … myself and become a little despondent. I feel ALL our conversations should be mind boggling!
And we would say to you Blossom … that sometimes … we are merely ‘chewing the cud’. Just touching base and connecting. These messages are not necessarily designed to blow one’s head off every time. They are designed to uplift and remind. Now and then we throw in a curve ball …
I know! I guess there is so much we could discuss … yet, we keep it on this same level.
We are satisfied with this level Blossom. You must remember too, that always there are new souls finding these messages. So we try to cater for all.
We are not here to be known as extremists. We are here to gently encourage and support.
Thank you. I wasn’t having a go at you, well maybe I was … I was just saying how I was feeling. Maybe it’s because I still have a lot of my ‘showbiz’ head on at the moment. Maybe the two don’t go together. Although I don’t see why they cant?
They can … They did. We never leave. Although certain Energies may make it feel like we do.
How can we leave … when we are ONE?
Thank you. I’ve got to go now … Love ya.
Yet, we ask you not to go in a despondent fashion … there will be many that are grateful to you for this message in particular. Each soul walks their journey at their own pace, in their own space. Do not underestimate how these messages touch the heart.
Ok. Thank you again … leaving despondency behind then ... off I go.
Jesus Christ's Hebrew epithet is Emmanuel, which means "God among us." And as Jesus Christ told us, he lived each day among us while retaining an awareness of our heavenly Father. I say "our heavenly Father" because Jesus stated that his heavenly Father was also our heavenly Father: "I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God." (John 20:17, my italics)
He said these wonderful words to Mary Magdalene after our Father had resurrected Jesus from his death by Roman crucifixion. Remember his last words before dying, "'Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!' Having said this, he breathed his last." (Luke 23:45) Strangely, these words were also spoken nearly 1,000 years before Jesus' incarnation! They are recorded in a psalm: "Into your hand I commend my spirit. You redeem me, Lord God of truth." (Psalm 31:5)
And this leads us to our topic in this newsletter. Let's look into Jesus' spirit and Cayce's fascinating teaching that Jesus' spirit has always been among us! Always! Even the ancient Egyptians taught that we are "rays" of the Great Ray (RA, which was pronounced ray) and that the Great Ray, just like the Sun, has never left us lost and alone. And you may not be aware of this but the ancient Egyptians have a legend of a sacred woman who immaculately conceived in her womb the savior of the world! She was Isis and her savior son was Horus. Isis conceived the savior with the help of Heaven."
Note for our sad times: The ISIS we hear about is Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, I.S.I.S. It has absolutely nothing to do with the amazing goddess of ancient Egypt. Our current administration calls them ISIL, meaning the Islamic State of Iraq. Keep in mind that when Jesus was incarnate he had to deal with Roman terror and Herod's murdering countless baby boys in an effort to kill baby Jesus. So our times have evil but so did his time.
Now back to our story of Jesus through the ages of soul growth in this world: Jesus declared his existence beyond this one incarnation saying, "Before Abraham was, I am" (John 8:56-58).
Consider this Cayce reading which indicates that the
spirit in Jesus was also the spirit with us in the past:
"(Q) Please list the names of the incarnations of the Christ and Jesus, indicating where the development of the man Jesus began. ......
Now back to our story of Jesus...
through the ages of soul growth in this world: Jesus declared his existence beyond this one incarnation saying, "Before Abraham was, I am" (John 8:56-58).
Consider this Cayce reading which indicates that the
spirit in Jesus was also the spirit with us in the past:
"(Q) Please list the names of the incarnations of the Christ and Jesus, indicating where the development of the man Jesus began.
"(A) First, in the beginning, of course; and then as Enoch and Melchizedek in the perfection. Then in the earth as Joseph, Joshua, Jeshua, Jesus." (5749-14)
Of course this assumes that we were in the past too, and Cayce's readings confirm that we were. Your spirit and mine have been alive from the beginning:
"The entity was in the beginning when the Sons [Daughters too] of God came together to announce to Matter a way being opened for the souls of God's creation..."(2156-2).
"In the beginning ... when the morning stars sang together, and the whispering winds brought the news of the coming of man's indwelling ... and man became the living soul the entity came into being with this multitude" (294-8 this was Edgar Cayce).
"For in the beginning, God said, 'Let there be light.' You are one of those sparks of light with all the ability of Creation, with all the knowledge of God" (EC 5367-1).
It is like Jesus said to Nicodemus: "No one has ascended up to heaven but he/she that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven." (John 3:13 KJV)
A Mystical, Magical View
We have descended from heaven for this incarnate lifetime and we will return to heaven after we finish here. And we have done this many times in the past. But we will not always do this, for Cayce told some that this was their last incarnation, clearly indicating that this cycle does not go on forever, and that there are other realms and dimensions for us to experience and enjoy. Let's look at some examples of Jesus' spirit being with us in the past. One example of Jesus' spirit being with us in ancient times is the priest of the Most High God and King of Peace, Melchizedek.
Here is the Bible's record of him: "And Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine [just like Jesus at the Last Supper]; he was priest of God Most High. And he [Melchizedek] blessed him [Abraham] and said, 'Blessed be Abram by God Most High, maker of heaven and earth; and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand!' And Abram gave him [Melchizedek] a tenth of everything that is a tithe of all, for a 'tithe' means a tenth." (Genesis 14:18-20, RSV)
Notice that Melchizedek was king of Salem. "Salem" comes from a Hebrew word meaning peace. That would make Melchizedek the "King of Peace" (and Jesus was the "Prince of Peace"). The Hebrew name Melchizedek itself means "King of Righteousness" (a name that is also found in the Essenes' Dead Sea Scrolls as he who fights against the Lords of Darkness, often called "the Righteous One").
The same individual is mentioned in Psalm 110:5 (RSV): "The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind, 'You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.'" This next verse is Paul's in Hebrews 5:8-10: "Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered; and being made perfect he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him, being designated by God a high priest after the order of Melchizedek.
About this we have much to say which is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing." Even Paul admits that some of these teachings are hard to explain, and the Psalms agree: "I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old, which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us." (Psalm 78:2-3)
I would like to journey back to the Tomb Garden where Mary Magdalene did not recognize the resurrected Jesus, because there is much to learn from that event and the other lack of recognition that occurred with the disciples on the road to Emmaus. And though it is hard to explain, we have the help of Cayce's readings.
All four Gospels record the burial of Jesus in the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea. The
Gospel of John records the following details:
"Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid. So there they laid Jesus, because of the Jews' Preparation Day, for the tomb was nearby. (John 19:41-42)
A few days later, early in the morning while it was still dark, at least five women set out with spices to visit the tomb in which Jesus had been buried (Luke 24:1, 8). When they arrived, they discovered that the massive stone had been rolled away from the opening of the tomb and that the body was gone.
After informing the disciples, Mary Magdalene returned to the tomb where she would become the first witness of the resurrected Savior. Upon first meeting Jesus she thought he was the gardener and said to him, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away" (John 20:15). She did not recognize him, thinking he was the gardener.
Similarly, there was an episode of two disciples on the road to the village of Emmaus on the day of the Resurrection. (Luke 24:13-35) Had Jesus' appearance changed enough through the resurrection to be slightly different? The passage tells us "
their eyes were kept from recognizing him" until he explained how the Old Testament prophecies concerned the Messiah. Mary Magdalene didn't recognize Jesus immediately outside the tomb until he called her by name and her eyes were full of tears (John 20:14-16). Perhaps in this instance she too had been supernaturally prevented from recognizing him, just as the disciples on the road to Emmaus.
Remember how he also told her not to touch him: "Touch me not, for I have not yet ascended to my Father; but go to my brethren and say to them, 'I ascend to my Father and your Father, and to my God and your God.'" (John 20:17)
Edgar Cayce's readings really dig deep into Jesus' resurrected body, explaining it in great detail - though in mystical, magical terms. Here's Cayce's reading on Jesus' resurrected body with a little insight into how our soul bodies are. I have always been interested in the difference between my physical body and my soul body - hope you are interested too.
"There is no mystery to the transmutation of the body of the Christ. For having attained in the physical consciousness the
at-onement with the Father-Mother-God, the completeness was such that with the disintegration of the body - as indicated in the manner in which the shroud, the robe, the napkin lay - there was then the taking of the body-physical form. This was the manner. It was not a transmutation, as of changing from one to another."
This is a curious detail from Cayce, so let's reread the biblical record: "Peter went forth and that other disciple [John] and came to the sepulcher. So they ran both together; and the other disciple outran Peter, and came first to the sepulcher. And he stooping down and looking in saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in. Then came Simon Peter following him went into the sepulcher, where the linen clothes lie, and the napkin that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes but wrapped together in a place by itself." (John 20:3-7)
Now we may recall that when Lazarus was resurrected he came out of his tomb bound hand and foot in the grave clothes with his face also bound with the napkin. (John 11:44)
Can we assume that Jesus' body "disintegrated" (using Cayce's word), leaving the shroud, robe, and linens lying where the old body had lain, but when he regenerated the atoms and cells of body the essence of the napkin was still around its head, so Jesus took it off, folded and placed it away from the grave clothes?
We learn a little more as Cayce continues describing how Jesus appeared in the Upper Room:
"Just as indicated in the manner in which the body-physical entered the Upper Room with the doors closed, not by being a part of the wood through which the body passed but by forming from the ether waves that were within the room, because of a meeting prepared by faith. For as had been given, 'Tarry you in Jerusalem - in the upper chamber - until YOU be endued with power from on high.'" (Luke 24:49)
"As indicated in the spoken word to Mary in the garden, 'Touch me not, for I have not yet ascended to my Father.' The body (flesh) that formed, that seen by the normal or carnal eye of Mary was such that it could not be handled until there had been the conscious union with the sources of all power, of all force.
"But afterward - when there had been the first, second, third, fourth and even the sixth meeting - He THEN said: 'Put forth thy hand and touch the nail prints in my hands, in my feet. Thrust thy hand into my side and BELIEVE.' This indicated the transformation.
"For as indicated when the soul departs from a body (this is not being spoken of the Christ, you see), it has all of the form of the body from which it has passed - yet it is not visible to the carnal mind unless that mind has been, and is, attuned to the infinite. Then it appears, in the infinite, as that which may be handled, with all the attributes of the physical being; with the appetites, until these have been accorded to a unit of activity with universal consciousness.
"As it was with the Christ-body: 'Children, have you anything here to eat?' This indicated to the disciples that this was not transmutation but a regeneration, recreation of the atoms and cells of body that might, through desire, masticate material things - fish and honey (in the honeycomb) were given.
"As also indicated later, when He stood by the sea and the disciples who saw Him from the distance could not discern him - but when He spoke, the voice made the impression upon the mind of the beloved disciple such that he spoke, 'It is the Lord!' The body had prepared fire upon the earth - fire, water, the elements that make for creation. For as the spirit is the beginning, water combined of elements is the mother of creation."
"Not transmutation of flesh but creation, in the pattern indicated."
"Just as when there are those various realms about the solar system in which each entity may find itself when absent from the body, it takes on in those other realms not an earthly form but a pattern conforming to the same dimensional elements of that individual planet or space." (2533-8)
Ah ha! Our soul body takes on "form" in a pattern conforming to the dimensions we visit. In eleven of Cayce's readings he states that Jesus Christ is an example for all souls, no matter what their religion or culture.
Here's one example in which Cayce uses the old word "ensample" for example:
"Jesus became the ensample of the flesh manifest in the world and the will one with the Father, he became the first to manifest same in the material world. Thus, from man's viewpoint, becoming the only, the first, the begotten of the Father, and the ensample to the world, whether Jew, Gentile, or of any other religious forces. In this we find the true advocate with the Father in that He, as man, manifest in the flesh the ability of the flesh to make fleshly desires one with the will of the spirit. For God is spirit, and they who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth [John 4:24], just as Jesus manifested in the flesh and able to partake of the divine. And in that Jesus lived as man, and died as man, and in that became the ensample to all who WOULD approach the Throne of God." (900-17)
If we accept Cayce's view that Jesus is an example for us, then our journey is to gain an awareness of our Father within us, as he had. The goal is to reach a level of consciousness that allows us to be aware of the heavenly Father while living among those in this world. Imagine being as aware of God as we are of ourselves and others. This is the awareness we seek. But it is a difficult goal to realize, as
"Remember there is no shortcut to a consciousness of the Godforce. It is part of your own consciousness, but it cannot be realized by the simple desire to do so. Too often there is the tendency to want it and expect it without applying spiritual truth through the medium of mental processes. This is the only way to reach the gate. There are no shortcuts in metaphysics. Life is learned within self. You don't profess it, you learn it" (8092-1).
Well that's clear!
"Each soul enters the earth to meet its own self, in its own shortcomings. Yet there is an advocate with Creative Forces, with God, in Jesus the Christ, who has set the example of every nature - and He has set the example of freedom of speech, freedom of activity; yet bound within that which is ever constructive. He has not given freedom that is licentious, or freedom that is self-indulgent, or freedom that does not consider the needs, the desires, the positions of others. But in the example as is set in Him each soul may find that stimulation for activities in material associations with others to see not the sordid things of an experience, not grudges, fault-findings, but rather those that are set as He has given: 'In patience you become aware of your souls.'
"Hence He meets with those who give of themselves for a material service in that in which they themselves may find the greater heights of beauty.... He meets them in those very influences as has been given by Him, as to whom He gave the keys [Peter?]: longsuffering, self-abasement, humbleness, and patience." (1352-4)
Whoa, not exactly what any of us got into this for: longsuffering, self-abasement, humbleness, and patience! Hard things to endure, especially with our egos wanting to be satisfied, glorified, and exalted. Cayce's readings even encourage us to have our own personal crucifixion!
"Crucify desire in self that you may be awakened to the real abilities of helpfulness that lie within your grasp." (2475-1) Well I suppose our better egos (Superego as Freud called it, our conscience, our better self) are happy to subdue our lower urges in order to grasp our "real abilities" as Cayce calls them. In this context longsuffering, self-abasement, humbleness, and patience are qualities our lower, selfish self feels when it yields its desires to our higher purposes. Can we all get into this type of crucifixion?
Let's continue with the reading:
"These be those things in which or against which there is no law [of karma], but they are the fruits of the spirit. Then live them day by day in your associations with not only your companions and your friends, but with your foes and with those who even speak despitefully of you, for they spoke thus of Him."
The "Fruits of the Spirit" are Love, Mercy, Forgiveness, Patience, Faith, Meekness, Humility, Kindness, Gentleness, Peace, Joy, Goodness, Temperance, and Long-suffering.
Now back to the reading:
"Then, if you will keep those things that have been committed unto you, the love of the Father as is shown in the Son, and apply same in those fields in which your mind, your activity may find a more beautiful expression - but these for service to Him, for the praise, for the glory, for the honor of Him - then you will find the greater source of happiness, the greater field of expression, the greater means of building that in the experience which will bring to YOU peace, harmony, freedom in Him, and glory in your service to your fellow men and to your Maker, through Him!" (1352-4)
As Jesus explained to Philip, "He who has seen me has seen the Father; how can you say, 'Show us the Father'? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority; but the Father who dwells in me does His works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father in me." (John 14:8-11)
There was simply no way that Jesus could show the Father separate from himself. We and God are one. Again, we are not all of God's being but we are a portion of God. As Jesus asked, "Why do you get angry with me because I say that I am the son of God? Do not the scriptures say that you are gods?"
Psalm 82 states: "God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment. 'You are gods, sons [and daughters] of the Most High, all of you.'"(82: 2, 7-8)
Like Jesus we are human and divine
, and need a little quality time with our divine selves.
For are we not one, have we not one desire, to heal our Mother Earth and bind her wounds to hear again from dark forests and flashing rivers the varied ever-changing Song of Creation?
O humankind, are we not all brothers and sisters, are we not the grandchildren of the Great Mystery? Do we not all want to love and be loved, to work and to play, to sing and dance together?
But we live with fear. Fear that is hate, fear that is mistrust, envy, greed, vanity, fear that is ambition, competition, aggression, fear that is loneliness, anger, bitterness, cruelty...and yet, fear is only twisted love, love turned back on itself, love that was denied, love that was rejected...
And Love... Love is life--creation, seed and leaf and blossom and fruit and seed, love is growth and search and reach and touch and dance. Love is nurture and succor and feed and pleasure, love is pleasuring ourselves pleasuring each other, love is life believing in itself.
And life... Life is the Sacred Mystery singing to itself, dancing to its drum, telling tales, improvising, playing and we are all that Spirit, our stories all but one cosmic story that we are love indeed, that perfect love in me seeks the love in you, and if our eyes could ever meet without fear we would recognize each other and rejoice, for love is life believing in itself."