Theosophy |  The Tempest – I

 The more one delves into the genius of Shakespeare, the greater is the realization that, as veil after veil is lifted, there will remain “veil upon veil behind.” Who was Shakespeare? What manner of man was he? What was the power behind his plays? These are questions more easily asked than answered. The vicissitudes of Shakespeare’s reputation and the vagaries of critical opinion alike substantiate H.P. Blavatsky’s statement that Shakespeare, like Aeschylus, “will ever remain the intellectual ‘Sphinx’ of the ages.”

 The scattered hints in Theosophical literature, though few and far between, are sufficiently suggestive to indicate the protean and profound nature of Shakespeare and his message. “My good friend — Shakespeare,” wrote Mahatma K.H., quoting from him in a letter. In her editorial opening the first volume of Lucifer, H.P. Blavatsky declared that

 Shakespeare’s deep and accurate science in mental philosophy’ (Coleridge) has proved more beneficent to the true philosopher in the study of the human heart — therefore, in the promotion of truth — than the more accurate but certainly less deep, science of any Fellow of the Royal Institution.

 Again, we know from her letter to A.P. Sinnett that she wanted a student to write out “the esoteric meaning of some of Shakespeare’s plays” for inclusion in The Secret Doctrine. Lastly, we have W.Q. Judge’s statement: “The Adepts assert that Shakespeare was, unconsciously to himself, inspired by one of their own number.”

 Shakespeare was a magnificent creative genius who, coming under Nirmanakayic influence, became a myriad-minded master of life and language. His amazing and expansive knowledge of the super-physical and the invisible, his penetrating and compassionate insight into human nature, his transcendent and kaleidoscopic imagination, his intuitive perception and his inspired passages — all these are at once the expression and the evidence of the deep inwardness of his plays, and of the luminous influence of Adepts.

 What was the nature of Adept influence upon the mind of Shakespeare? It is not to be thought that Shakespeare was, from the first, under the special care and observation of the Great Lodge, but rather that the superior possibilities embedded within himself were what higher inspiration spurred into stronger activity. This was possible because of the largeness of his mind and the receptivity of his soul. The breadth of his Soul-Life could cause the offspring of his Fancy “to share richly in the vital Fire that burns in the higher (Image-making) Power.” Above all, he possessed the power, as John Masefield has written, to touch “energy, the source of all things, the reality behind all appearance,” and to partake of the storehouse of pure thought.

 We will not, however, find it an easy task to unravel the mystery locked up in the allegory, symbol and character portrayal of the great plays. For, “the very fact that Shakespeare remained unconscious of the Nirmanakayic influence which his genius attracted shows that we must not expect the unadulterated expression of Divine Wisdom in all he created.”

 There are two possible ways of studying any of Shakespeare’s plays in terms of Gupta Vidya. The first is the easier one of extracting hints of esoteric truth out of the significant lines and passages of the play. The second is the more difficult one of interpreting the entire tale and theme of the play according to one or more of the seven keys of symbolism suggested in The Secret Doctrine. We will use both methods, but concentrate on the second, which, if less easy, will be found more fascinating.

 The group of plays to which The Tempest belongs and of which it is presumably the last, was written in the final period of Shakespeare’s life. All these plays are romances, neither tragic nor comic but both, full of unexacting and exquisite dreams, woven within a world of mystery and marvel, of shifting visions and confusing complications, “a world in which anything may happen next.” Strangely remote from ‘real’ life is this preternatural world of Shakespeare’s final period, and the universe of his invention is peopled with many creatures more or less human, beings belonging to different orders of life. The romantic character of these plays is reflected in the richness of their style. Here we have the primary facts of poetry, suggestion, colour, imagery, together with complicated and incoherent periods, softened and accentuated rhythms, tender and evanescent beauties. These plays reach the very apex of poetic art, revealing a matured magnificence of diction and the haunting magic of the purest lyricism, altogether appealing more to the imagination than the intellect.

 The fundamental feature, however, of these plays of the final period is the archetypal pattern of prosperity, destruction and re-creation which their plots follow. Virtue is not only virtuous, but also victorious, triumphant, and villainy is not only frustrated, but also forgiven. These are dramas of reconciliation between estranged kinsmen, of wrongs righted through repentance, not revenge, of pardon and of peace. Tragedy is fully merged into mysticism, and the theme is rendered in terms of myth and music, reflecting the grandeur of true immortality and spiritual conquest within apparent death and seeming defeat.

 Upon the firm foundation of the accepted conclusions regarding the chronological order of the plays of Shakespeare, and of the peculiar features of the final period, modern critics have been only too eager to build their plausible and picturesque interpretations.

 We have, first, the Dowden doctrine, supported in different degrees by other critics, likening Shakespeare to a ship, beaten and storm-tossed, yet entering harbour with sails full-set to anchor in Stratford-on-Avon in a state of calm content and serene self-possession. This view gives the final period of the playwright the attractive appellation of “On the Heights”, and perceives in these last plays the charm of meditative romance and the peace of the highest vision. The Tempest is reverentially regarded as the supreme essence of Shakespeare’s final benignity.

 Lytton Strachey’s contrary thesis, echoed partially by Granville-Barker, is that these faulty and fantastic last plays show that Shakespeare ended his days in boredom, cynicism and disillusionment. Dr. E.M.W. Tillyard and John Middleton Murry not only see no lack of vitality, no boredom with things, no poverty of versification in these later plays, but, in fact, evidences of the work of one whose poetical faculty was at its height.

 The best interpretation is that of Wilson Knight in The Crown of Life. He regards Shakespeare as equivalent to the dynamic spiritual power manifest in his plays, and finds in the Shakespearean sequence the ring of reason, order and necessity. His plays spell the universal rhythm of the motion of the spirit of man, progressing from spiritual pain and despair through stoic acceptance and endurance to a serene and mystic joy. Whereas in the tragedies is expressed the anguish of the aspiring human soul, crying out from within its frail sepulchre of flesh against the unworthiness of the world, these last plays portray the joyous conquest of life’s pain.

 It is, however, important to point out the danger of stereotyping the divisions of Shakespeare’s life, and the need to be wary how we apply our labels and demarcations to “so mobile a thing as the life and work of man.” In the last analysis, Shakespeare was all of one piece; he developed, but in his development cast nothing away; his attitude towards life deepened, but his essential outlook always remained the same.

 We could attribute the surpassing majesty of the plays of the final period to the great expansion of the creative power and dramatic skill which had first begun to show themselves in their grandeur in the tragic productions of ‘the middle period.’ This expansion was the product, as it is the proof, of the Adept Inspiration from which Shakespeare progressively benefited and on which he increasingly drew. Thus, we are fully prepared to regard the final period as the culmination of a spiritual odyssey which found its consummation in The Tempest, his last and greatest of plays. In this view, then, The Tempest is a broader, deeper “embodiment of the qualities drawn from the higher planes of man’s being in which Imagination rules,” a perfect pattern of myth and magic as of music and marvel.

Raghavan Iyer
The Gupta Vidya II

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Matt Kahn | Do You Ever Feel Invisible?

All too often, being loved bombed with superficial approval is equally as unfulfilling as being on the receiving end of criticism. In either case, it feels as if the experience is more about the other person than having anything to do with you. This can leave you feeling lonely and invisible since the true gift yearning to be received is a reflection of understanding from another person’s viewpoint. In truth, you may seek to know how clearly others understand you in an attempt to have a better understanding of yourself. And so, when someone who doesn’t fully understand themselves seeks to find a greater understanding of self in the misunderstandings being worked out in others, only greater confusion, sadness, and disappointment may be found.

Once you truly understand who you are, why you are here, and exactly all that you came to do within the framework of your individual form, you are able to connect and communicate with others—whether you are seen, heard, valued, overlooked, ignored, or denied. While you may not choose to nurture these types of one-sided connections on a regular basis, when such interactions are meant to occur, you can communicate from a space of sovereignty and safety that frees you from the burden of expectation. This is why you inevitably learn to be the source of your own deepest understandings of self. It occurs by turning attention inward toward the sacred practice of loving self-care. For if you don’t fully understand yourself on the deepest possible level, then perhaps you are the very mystery and adventure you came here to explore.

In this moment and in each breath throughout life, may you deepen your understanding of self as the mystery of existence that all dimensions, time, and space celebrate as the magnificent work of art known as you. When life is more of a mystery to explore and less of a constant point to prove, it is so much easier to be connected and engaged with the sacred truth of reality—revealing itself in you.

I bow to the truth that you are and honor the light you shine—no matter how often or infrequently it enters your awareness. As always, this is only the beginning of life’s most immaculate awakening. Like a gift being opened by the hands of the Cosmos where you are revealed as the present being received.

All for light. All for life.

All my love, Matt

Divine Feminine Oracle | Mother Mary – January 8, 2023

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“Our Lady of Soul Birth”

Mother Mary’s message for you

Although you may have sometimes felt that you are alone, this has never been so, my dear one. We have never been separated – not for a minute. When you are happy, I am happy. When you cry tears of sadness, so too do I weep. Throughout your journey I have held you in my loving arms. Have faith that nothing can ever change this. You are safe with me always!

I accept you for everything that you are, my child. You can be yourself with me because I am your mother and I know who you are. When you are unhappy within yourself, it makes me unhappy too. Similarly, when you love yourself I feel so happy! So, just love yourself, love the world and continue to love me. You are the light that this planet needs to thrive. Always remember this!

What you need to know

The journey of the soul is never simple or easy. As well as the good times, there are also the not-so-great ones to deal with. However, for all the grief, upset, shame and guilt, there is always that flip side. Pure joy, happiness and laughter make you the wonderful being you are. You are the sum of all your experiences so you should honour both these and yourself.

You see, it is only through being whole that we are capable of allowing the divine to manifest through us. So, to fully live, it’s crucial to open up your heart and your soul to Mother Mary and to all the blessed miracles she wishes to bestow upon you. Have faith that through this you will become an instrument of her grace!

Prayer for healing

Close your eyes as you imagine that you are brimming full of the golden light of Mother Mary. You can feel pure happiness and joy enveloping you. You are both laughing together as you enjoy every precious moment! This is truly blissful.

When you are ready, say the following, “Beautiful Mother, burning bright with your heavenly goodness, we are both one together! Be with me throughout everything that I do. Provide me with everything I need to become the best me I can be. I ask for you to always provide my soul with your nourishing love and light!”

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** What is actually Ayahuasca and what its ceremony includes **

An Ayahuasca Ceremony is an opportunity to receive treatment for the spirit and take part in your own healing. Ayahuasca ceremony participants arrive in the early evening, as ceremonies are held at night. Participants arrive before the ceremony begins to show respect for the healer, or curanderos, leading the ceremony. The Maestro curanderos first prepares for the ceremony, after introductions, if necessary. Preparation includes cleaning of the space and implements with mapacho tobacco, prayers, and other blessings. The ceremony begins after preparation of the space and ceremonial tools.

 

** Music in ceremony **

Songs are an important part of healing experience, and curanderos use healing songs called “icaros”. These songs help curanderos to communicate with spirits and ask for help in healing treatments for the patients. Each icaro has a specific purpose in the healing process. Curanderos sing to open every ceremony, inviting spirits to be present in the ceremony in order to perform healings. The curandero sings throughout the ceremony as the patients navigate their own experiences. The curanderos also use the icaros to raise and lower the intensity of the experience.

 

** Closing the Ayahuasca Ceremony **

The ceremony ends with an icaro to close the healing circle. The curandero also provide patients with protection from spiritual vulnerability before they leave the ceremony. After the end of the ceremony, lights are lit and brief discussion takes place before people leave to go to sleep.

Theosophy | INDIVIDUATION AND INITIATION – II

 In the ancient schools one would not be allowed to begin serious study of yoga until one had mastered one’s temper. In the school of Pythagoras candidates were tested from the first day in regard to their personal vulnerability. That was the stringent standard of all schools preparing for the mysteries of initiation. The laws have not changed even though the external rules may seem to have been modified. It remains an inescapable fact of Nature and karma that if one loses one’s temper even after a lifetime of spiritual development, one’s progress is destroyed in a single mood. Like a city or a work of art, the time to construct is long, but destruction can be swift. One has to think out one’s true internal and external state of being, even if one goes to the Tolstoyan extreme of seeing every kind of fault in oneself. Tolstoy did not do this out of pride but rather because he was so thoroughly honest that he simply could not think of a single fault in anyone else which he could not see present in himself. This sense of commonality, rooted in ethical self-awareness, leaves no room for judging anyone else or for running away from anyone because one sees that the whole army of human foibles is in oneself, and that every elemental is connected with internal propensities in one’s astral form. To think this out Manasically is crucial in the Aquarian Age. The wise disciple will recognize that thoroughness, urgency and earnestness are quite different from fatuous haste and impulsiveness. Even if it takes months and years to think out and learn to apply the elementary axioms of the Science of Spirituality, it is necessary to be patient and persistent, rather than revel in fantasies that leave residues in successive lives. When something so obvious which one can test and comprehend is taught, this is an opportunity for growth which demands honesty in thought and intelligence in response. To receive the timeless teaching in this way enables the self to be the true friend of the Self. Not to do this is one of the myriad ways in which the self becomes the enemy of the Self because it is afraid of facing the facts and the laws of nature connected with relations and patterns in the vestures. Self-regeneration is a precise science and it is possible to test oneself in a manner that fosters sophrosyne.

 This spiritual intelligence test is not a matter of making some sweeping moral judgement about oneself, because that will have no meaning for the immortal soul. It would simply not be commensurate with eighteen million years of self-conscious existence. It is really a waste of time to say “I’m no good, I’m this kind of person, I’m bound to do this.” Such exclamations are absurd because they do not account for the internal complexity and psychological richness of sevenfold man, let alone the immensity of the human pilgrimage. It is more important to understand and recognize critical incipient causes, to see how the karmic process takes place, and to arrest the downward slide into fragmented consciousness. To do this firmly with compassion at the root, one has to meditate upon some fundamental idea. One might benefit from the golden example set by disciples who practise the precept: “All the time everything that comes to me I not only deserve but I desire.” This form of mental asceticism is the reverse of psychic passivity and self-indulgent fatalism. It is a clear and crisp recognition that there is karmic meaning to every single event, that nothing is unnecessary even though one may not yet know what its meaning is. Ignorance of the process of adjustment of internal and external relations is merely a reflection of the limitation of one’s own growth at the level of lower mind. To accept totally one’s karma is like a swimmer recognizing the necessity of accepting the tidal currents of the ocean. A swimmer is not doing a favour to the ocean by accepting its sway. Deliberate and intelligent acceptance of oceanic currents is the difference between drowning and surviving.

 When it comes to karma on the causal plane with reference to human consciousness and invisible forces, the same principle applies. That is why Buddha said, “Ye who suffer, know ye suffer from yourselves.” Though the teaching seems obvious when stated, it must really be thought through at the core of one’s being if one is going to alter the karmic tendencies of the forces at work. One must ask whether the whole of one’s being is cooperating with the totality of one’s karma. Unless one engages in this meditation and willingly accepts all karma even though one does not understand most of it, no regrets or resolves will make any difference. The constant task of learning, which is a matter of activating and sensitizing all the centres of perception, has an intimate bearing upon diminishing the range and reach of the irrational in one’s responses to life. There is a direct connection between the kundalini force of adjustment of internal and external relations, which moves in a curved path, and the karmic predominance of the various elemental powers in the human constitution. In the words of Hermes Trismegistus:

 All these Genii preside over mundane affairs, they shake and overthrow the constitution of States and of individuals; they imprint their likeness on our Souls, they are present in our nerves, our marrow, our veins, our arteries, and our very brain-substance . . . at the moment when each of us receives life and being, he is taken in charge by the genii (Elementals) who preside over births, and who are classed beneath the astral powers (Super-human astral Spirits). They change perpetually, not always identically, but revolving in circles.

Ibid., i 294

 Throughout the cyclic development of each soul, the proportional composition of the vestures out of the five elements is continually being adjusted. Through the attraction and repulsion of their coessence to the vestures, certain elements become the dominant ruling factors in one’s life. Unless one engages in noetic mental asceticism, one will invariably remain passive to the psychic sway of these irrational forces. Without ratio, harmony and proportion, one cannot employ the vestures as channels for the benevolent transmutation of life-atoms: rather one will needlessly compound the karma of selfishness. The compassionate projection of the spiritual energies of the soul requires that the genii be made subordinate to the awakened Buddhi-Manasic reason. The genii

permeate by the body two parts of the Soul, that it may receive from each the impress of his own energy. But the reasonable part of the Soul is not subject to the genii; it is designed for the reception of (the) God, who enlightens it with a sunny ray. Those who are thus illumined are few in number, and from them the genii abstain: for neither genii nor Gods have any power in the presence of a single ray of God.

Ibid., i 294-295

By the “few in number” is meant those Initiates and Adepts for whom there is no ‘God’ but the one universal and unconditioned Deity in boundless space and eternal duration.

 The truly reasonable part of the soul is extremely important in the Aquarian Age. To think clearly, logically and incisively must be the true purpose of education. To unfold the immense powers of pure thought, the reasonable part of the soul must be given every opportunity to develop so that the irrational side is reduced. Its false coherence must be broken by seeing it causally. One must begin with a willingness to acknowledge it readily, and see that there is no gain in merely pushing it aside. The development of the reasonable part of the soul, which is not subject to the genii, culminates in the reception of the god who enlightens it with a sunny ray, the Chitkala that is attracted by contemplation. Clear, pure reason characterizes the immortal ray which is connected with the star that has its genii, good and evil by nature. The use of reason and clarity of perception in the spiritual and metaphysical sense involves the heart as well as the mind because they cooperate in seeing and thinking clearly. Once this is grasped, one can make a decisive difference to the amount of unnecessary karma involved in one’s irrational emanations and wasteful emotions. One can begin to let go of all that and calmly cultivate the deepest feelings.

 At a certain point it will become natural for the mind to move spontaneously to spiritual teachings and universal ideas whenever it has an opportunity. It would not have to be told, nor would one have to make rules, because that would be what it would enjoy. When it becomes more developed in the art of solitary contemplation, it will always see everything from the higher standpoint whilst performing duties in the lower realm, thus transforming one’s whole way of living. This will make a profound difference to the conservation of energy and the clarification of one’s karma. It will also strengthen the power of progressive detachment whereby one can understand what it means to say that the Sage, the Jivanmukta, the perfected Yogin, is characterized by the golden talisman of doing only what is truly necessary. He only thinks what is necessary. He only feels what is necessary. There is so powerful a sense of what is necessary in the small, but from the standpoint of the whole, that there is no other way of life that is conceivable or imaginable. This internal Buddhic logic can never be understood by reference to external rules and characteristics because one has to come to it from a high plane of meditation and total detachment from the realm of external expression.

 When the disciple is sufficiently self-evolved from within without, then the further individuation of the soul through self-conscious initiations may proceed. Prepared by testing and by trials, the reasonable part of the soul may receive a sunny ray, communicated by its spiritual ancestors, themselves inseparable from the disciple’s own seventh principle. The parentless progenitors of spiritual intelligence or consciousness are known at one level as Bodhisattvas, at another level as Dhyani Buddhas, at still another level as Manushi Buddhas. All of these are spiritual ancestors of what is called Buddhi — individually one’s own intuitive principle, but in a strict philosophical sense the pure vehicle of one universal light. Buddhi as a principle is its emanation, a gift from a Dhyani Buddha or spiritual progenitor. Seen in this way, all the higher principles are pure emanations from spiritual instructors and parents, in the same way that until the age of seven a terrestrial parent is the spiritual and mental progenitor of the thinking of a child. The child’s own intelligence is involved, and children vary in their responses because of accumulated karma. So too with the chela on the Path. The language that parents use, the ideas that they evoke, and their mode of consciousness colour the child’s psyche during the day, giving a certain tone to the environment. Though most parents hardly think deliberately about what is at stake, owing to their lack of knowledge and insight, nonetheless they have the inimitable opportunity of initiating the child into the wise use of its latent powers. This is only an imperfect analogy on the lower plane of differentiated consciousness and everyday relationships between highly vulnerable personalities. It can scarcely intimate the magical privilege of communicating with Adepts and Initiates, and of participating in the compassionate ideation that permeates the magnetic field in which the chela grows. As an immortal soul, each individual is potentially an inheritor of the whole field of human consciousness over eighteen million years; as an initiated chela each may freely assume this sacred birthright as a spiritual inheritor of the parentless Anupadaka.

 The Bodhisattva Path of self-regeneration and of initiation into the mysteries of the higher principles begins and ends with the quickening of the reverential feeling of devotion and gratitude for every single being who ever did anything for oneself. Those who are fortunate enough to perfect that power of endless, boundless gratitude and spontaneous reverence to every teacher they ever learnt from are in a better position to understand how to invoke the highest gift of self-consciousness from the greatest spiritual progenitors. In a fearless way but also in a proper posture of true devotion and reverence, one can invoke the Dhyani Buddhas in dawn meditation, during the day, in the evening and at night, whenever and how often one reaches out in consciousness to them. Before this can be done effectively, one must learn to cleanse the lunar vesture, calm the mind and purify the heart. Every thought or feeling directed against another being makes that heart unworthy to feel the hebdomadal vibration of the Dhyani Buddhas.

 Self-concern pollutes rather than protects. Self-purification and self-correction strengthen the capacity to liberate oneself from the karmic accretions of lives of ignorance and foolish participation in the collective dross. Such are the laws of spiritual evolution that this purification can only proceed through the sacrificial invocation of the whole of one’s karma. Then one can begin to become truly self-conscious in one’s interior relationship to the Dhyani Buddhas, the Daimon, the Genius which can speak to one through the Kwan Yin, the Chitkala, the Inner Voice. Just as a vast portion of the world’s sublimest music is only theoretically available to the average person, the finest vibrations of Akasha-Alaya must remain of little avail to most mortals until they fit themselves to come and sit close to the Teachers of Brahma Vach. “To live to benefit mankind is the first step.”

Raghavan Iyer
The Gupta Vidya II

Theosophy | INDIVIDUATION AND INITIATION – I

  The Daimones are . . . the guardian spirits of the human race; ‘those who dwell in the neighbourhood of the immortals, and thence watch over human affairs,’ as Hermes has it. In Esoteric parlance, they are called Chitkala, some of which are those who have furnished man with his fourth and fifth Principles from their own essence; and others the Pitris so-called. . . .The root of the name is Chiti, ‘that by which the effects and consequences of actions and kinds of knowledge are selected for the use of the soul,’ or conscience, the inner Voice in man. With the Yogis, the Chiti is a synonym of Mahat, the first and divine intellect; but in Esoteric philosophy Mahat is the root of Chiti, its germ; and Chiti is a quality of Manas in conjunction with Buddhi, a quality that attracts to itself by spiritual affinity a Chitkala when it develops sufficiently in man. This is why it is said that Chiti is a voice acquiring mystic life and becoming Kwan-Yin.

The Secret Doctrine, i 288

 The integral relationship between initiation and individuation can be grasped through the essential logic of the entire process of evolution. From the standpoint of matter, the logic of transformation involves increasing heterogeneity, differentiation and complexity. At the same time, there is a commensurate withdrawal of subjective and spiritual faculties which cannot function freely through limited projections or distorted reflections. The degree of spiritual volition depends upon the texture of the reflecting medium. In the collective thrust of evolution every single life-atom in all the seven kingdoms of Nature is touched by the same primal universal impulse towards self-consciousness. Within the broad perspective and purpose of evolution as a whole, the possibilities of initiation are enriched by individuation at a high level of self-consciousness. Initiation, in its most hallowed meaning, must always involve the merging of minds of Guru and chela into a state of oneness with the ineffable Source of Divine Wisdom. This mystical and magical relation of Manas and Mahat was comprehended and transmitted in secret sanctuaries. It was intimated in the enigmatic etymology of the word Upanishad, ‘to come and sit close’, so that there could be direct communion of minds and hearts. Sacred teachings are conveyed and communicated through the eyes and not merely through words, although mantramic sounds have a sacred and vital function. In the Bhagavad Gita Arjuna’s earnest enquiries and Krishna’s cosmic affirmations and psychological adjustments bring to birth within the mind of the chela the seed of chit, a level of consciousness which negates, transcends, and also heightens individuality. Initiation is the highest mode of individual communication, and it necessarily involves a mystic rapport between one who has gone before and one who is to come after, rather like the magnetic transference between mother and child. Such a relation is inherent in the logic of evolution because, as a result of an extremely long period of evolution, it is impossible to find any mechanical sameness between all human beings. They are identical in their inmost essence but so markedly different in the internal relations of their vestures that there cannot be complete equivalence between any two persons. Hence experience and reflection reveal both the mystery of each individual human being and the commonality of what it is to be human.

 At one level of communication The Secret Doctrine is a metaphysical treatise on cosmic and human evolution. But at another level, for those who are Buddhic, it is not merely a book, but the initiatory presence of the compelling voice of the Verbum or Brahma Vach, reverberating in the society of sages, the Rishis who are of one mind and one lip. For the ardent seeker of Divine Wisdom, The Secret Doctrine is a series of stepping-stones, as the Upanishads and the great scriptures of all times have been, towards initiations into the mysteries of Selfhood. Through ever-renewed contact with the teaching, the chela begins to enact self-consciously and by degrees the realities which ordinary individuals sporadically experience at some level through deep sleep. This process comes alive through prolonged meditation for the sake of universal compassion, making one’s breathing more benevolent for the purpose of elevating all beings in all the kingdoms of Nature. When a person begins to do this, it is the awakening of Bodhichitta, the seed of enlightenment. It is the first step in translating knowledge into wisdom, words into realities, and resolves into actions. Having turned the key of compassion in the lock of the heart, the disciple will come to realize, through inward communication with the Teacher, the fuller meaning of the Upanishads:

Upa-ni-shad being a compound word meaning ‘the conquest of ignorance by the revelation of secret, spiritual knowledge’. . . They speak of the origin of the Universe, the nature of Deity, and of Spirit and Soul, as also of the metaphysical connection of mind and matter. In a few words: They CONTAIN the beginning and the end of all human knowledge. .

The Secret Doctrine, i 269-270

 The practical import of the metaphysical teaching of The Secret Doctrine lies in the fact that the highest spiritual powers are partly used by each human being every day but without fully knowing it. Light is universal, but it makes all the difference whether one has a blurred sense of perception and merely consumes light, or whether one can take a magnifying glass and concentrate light. There are also those who are like the laser beam which can direct a concentrated shaft of light to destroy cancerous cells and produce a range of extraordinary effects upon the physical plane. There is something of kundalini at work in every human being. Electricity and magnetism are sevenfold and work at the highest cosmic level of Akasha, but they also work at the most heterogeneous and diffusive level because everything is electrical and magnetic, from the occult standpoint. The aspirant must grasp, even at a preliminary level, the moral and psychological implications of this metaphysical “power or Force which moves in a curved path” in man and Nature.

 It is the Universal life-Principle manifesting everywhere in nature. This force includes the two great forces of attraction and repulsion. Electricity and magnetism are but manifestations of it. This is the power which brings about that ‘continuous adjustment of internal relations to external relations which is the essence of life according to Herbert Spencer, and that ‘continuous adjustment of external relations to internal relations’ which is the basis of transmigration of souls . . .

Ibid., i 293

The two aspects of this omnipresent power mentioned here have to be totally mastered by the initiated yogi in all their possible manifestations. Long before this stage is reached, the disciple must begin to learn to govern these internal and external relations through Buddhi Yoga in order to fulfil the prerequisite conditions of magnetic rapport with a true Teacher of Wisdom.

 The universal process of adjustment of the external to the internal, which leads to involuntary reincarnation for human beings, must be understood in terms of karma. At the most primary level, whenever human beings entertain and succumb to emotional reactions, they establish mental deposits and astral grooves which require many lives for proper adjustment. That is why over eighteen million years so many people approach the Path again and again but stumble and lose their track just as often. They cannot make a fundamental breakthrough even when in the presence of great teaching. For those who have made the teaching an internal living power in their consciousness, this is comprehensible as essential, just as the world seems clear to a child when its eyes are directed to the light of the sun. Whilst this is true for all human souls, the philosophical recognition of how this works is important. Every emotion registers an appropriate record in the astral vesture. It is wear and tear on the linga sharira and is at the expense of something or someone else. Thus selfishness is increased. This is true even if the emotion is benevolent for emotion itself is a form of passivity. Emotion is quite different from deep feeling which is unmodified by cyclic change or external event and is totally independent of outward demonstration. Emotion is like cashing a check: whilst it makes money available, it depletes the account. It is a way of demanding proof. As a form of external indulgence it is a passive fantasy which weighs heavily upon the astral vesture. To that extent it obscures one’s inmost feelings which are detached and compassionate. All the higher feelings are ontologically powerful and at the same time they constitute a pure negation psychologically. Though only an initial understanding of the problem, this is sufficient to explain why merely sitting down to postures and trying to control the external breath by hatha yoga exercises cannot make a significant difference to the inevitable adjustment of internal and external relations inherent in life itself. There is no substitute for facing oneself, asking what one is truly living for, how one is affected by likes and dislikes, and how one’s temper — or sophrosyne — is unbalanced through various irritations.

Raghavan Iyer
The Gupta Vidya II

A Rainy Day at The Temple – Japanese Zen Music – Japanese Flute Music For Soothing, Meditation

Ambient With Flute is a Japanese-style channel where you can find the most diverse and rich Japanese landscapes with the aim of bringing moments of peace, relaxation and tranquility. Did you know that you can use these music to combat distraction, increase work performance, study or use them as a method to support sleep, relaxation, etc.

Nicola Tesla’s 3-6-9 Code | Healing Power of 396Hz | The Secret of Universe

Experience the healing power for 396Hz. Today’s track is inspired by Nicola Tesla’s 3-6-9 code with the core sound frequency of 396Hz. This particular frequency is said to help with freeing oneself from fear, guilt, and trauma. The secret of the universe.

 

Tesla was a lifelong believer in the power of the number 3, 6, and 9. He believed that these numbers were the key to unlocking the secrets of the universe. In a 1931 interview, Tesla said, “If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6 and 9, then you would have a key to the universe.” Tesla was convinced that the number 3, 6, and 9 were the key to understanding the universe and its mysteries.

Divine Feminine | Mother Mary Oracle – December 13, 2022

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Credits: “Mother Mary Oracle” | Author: Alana Fairchild | Artwork: Shiloh Sophia McCloud | Publisher: Blue Angel Publishing

Mother Mary’s message for you

You’re struggling, my precious child. It is possible that the world around you is mirroring the conflict that’s going on. You need to understand that there are contrasting points of view that need to find a way to live peacefully beside each another. So, do not punish yourself for anything. The fact that these problems have reached a head has nothing to do with anything you have done.

 

My child, you are making excellent headway in everything you set out to do. Trust that I will protect you and see you through this. I will make sure that you find a way for everyone to successfully collaborate with one another as I bring complete happiness into all areas of life. Know that your search for serenity will soon be over!

What you need to know

In life, there are just so many options. With this in mind, it is logical to expect that some judgements will be easy, whereas others will need a lot of effort. So, in order to succeed, you need to make good choices that benefit your own learning and expansion.

 

It is conceivable that you are now dealing with conflicting thoughts, wants, ambitions or objectives. Just take comfort in the fact that this confusion will not last for long. Please just make sure you remember that Our Lady is here to show you that there are other options.

Prayer for healing

“Mother Mary, once I take the step that I’m about to, I have trust that there are fresh adventures that are waiting for me. Because I am unable to make these decisions by myself, I humbly wish to seek your advice and assistance in determining what course of action is appropriate for me to take.”

“Please provide me the ability to think clearly and to make sound decisions no matter what situation I find myself in. I put my faith in you and trust that you will shed some light on the path that lies in front of me. You have always been the divine hand that has guided me through the night.”

Crows are self-aware just like us, says new study

Crows have their own version of the human cerebral cortex.

KEY TAKEAWAYS
  • Crows and the rest of the corvid family keep turning out to be smarter and smarter.
  • New research observes them thinking about what they’ve just seen and associating it with an appropriate response.
  • A corvid’s pallium is packed with more neurons than a great ape’s.  […]

Source: Crows are self-aware just like us, says new study

Theosophy |  THE PLEDGE OF KWAN YIN – II

 The light of daring is essential to the timely taking of the Kwan Yin pledge. In the Kwan Yin Sutra there is a reference to the flames of agony that consume personal consciousness. Kwan Yin in its metaphysical meaning is bound up with fire and water. Kwan Yin is connected with the primordial Light of the Logos, which is the paradigm and the pristine source of all creativity in the cosmos, of the hidden power in every human being to produce a result that is beneficent. If Kwan Yin is ontologically connected with light, but is also compared to the ocean, what then is the meaning of the textual reference to extinguishing the flames of agony? This is a metaphysical paradox. What is light on the most abstract level of undifferentiated primordial matter is the darkness of non-being, such as that which is around the pavilion of God in the Old Testament, or that which is sometimes simply referred to as “In the beginning”, the Archaeus, the dark abysm of Space. Kwan Yin is rooted in Boundless Space and therefore involves noumenal existence at so high a level of attributeless compassion in Eternal Duration that it is the paradigm of all the vows and pledges taken by vast numbers of pilgrims throughout unrecorded history. It is also called Bath-Kol, the Daughter of the Voice, in the Hebrew tradition, that which when sought within the inmost sanctuary bestows a merciful response within the human heart. There is a latent Kwan Yin in every human being. It is the voice of conscience at the commonest level. It is the Chitkala of the developed disciple. At the highest level it is Nada, the Voice of the Silence, the Soundless Sound, that which is comprehended in initiation, and ceaselessly reverberates in the Anahata, the deathless centre of the human body, transformed into a divine temple.

 The deeper meaning of the Kwan Yin pledge is enshrined in profound metaphysics, but at the same time, it reaches down to the level of human ignorance and pain, at all levels extinguishing the intensity of craving, the fires of nescience. This is the teaching of the Kwan Yin Sutra. When that which is light at the highest level descends, it becomes like unto cool water, although intrinsically it is so radiant that it would be blinding. But when it is diffused it converts its state into a fluid which is extremely soothing, sometimes compared to the cool rays of the moon. And then it is capable of giving comfort and sustenance. When a person is soothed and cooled, it is possible to let go, to relinquish the intensity of self-concern. Personal heat is intensely painful when it is experienced without any awareness of alternatives. But when one finds that it may be displaced by soothing wisdom, the cooling waters of compassion, then it is possible to ease the pain and to convert one’s mind from a falsely fiery state, which is destructive, into a cooling and regenerative condition. These are all alchemical expressions of processes that are involved in making deliberate changes in states of consciousness connected with different levels of matter.

 Theosophically, every level of thought corresponds to and is consubstantial with a level of differentiation of substance. Therefore, one can even discover in ordinary language certain words that tend to heat up the psycho-mental atmosphere. The very way in which one characterizes one’s own condition may do a lot of violence through language. One can burn oneself or become totally suffocated by the flames, though the Hasidic mystics remind us that even if the castle is burning, there is a lord. Even while one is burning there can be some recognition of that incorruptible, inconsumable essence in oneself. This possibility is the root of all faith in one’s power of spiritual survival, as well the basis of all notions of physical survival, which are only shadowy representations of this deeper urge to persist and prevail. If one has everyday experience of how certain words and shibboleths can engender a lower heat, one can also employ gentler words, healing metaphors and analogies, broader categories, that soothe and cool one’s atmosphere. Even learning to do this is an art, one that can only be practised in a human being’s sincere efforts at apprenticeship to the great masters of the art. Kwan Yin is the cosmic archetype of the art. She who expresses compassion in every conceivable context shows how inexhaustible are the ways of compassion of wise beings, how Initiates use every opportunity to release help. This is part of the universal inheritance of humanity. It is also mirrored in every mother or father who, despite all the lower levels of concern, somewhere knows that what he or she does cannot really be put into the language of calculation, cannot really be weighed or measured.

 Gratitude cannot be compelled, but without it life would not go on. It is as if human beings impose upon what they innately know a false structure of expectations, which entangles them in mental cobwebs that are entirely self-created. If emotion becomes sufficiently intense, bitter and sour, there can be a tremendous burden, but even that burden is an act of compassion of the spirit because its weight eventually burns out the tanha, the persisting thirst for material sensation, for false personal life. It will dissolve at the moment of death, but this does not happen all at once. It will receive certain shocks in life, and thereby human beings come to throw off the enormous excesses of their own compulsive cerebration, a great deal of the wastage and the futility of their own emotions, the wear and tear upon the subtle vestures through their own anxieties.

 What Nature does as a matter of course can be aided by conscious thought. But where it is aided by conscious thought in the name of the highest cosmic principle and in the company of a long lineage, a golden company of great exemplars of the vow and the pledge for universal enlightenment, one can truly consecrate one’s life and thereby refrain from becoming too tensely involved in the process of everyday psychological alchemy. This is implicit in what Buddha taught. If one truly enjoys the very thought of what Kwan Yin is, and of what is in the Kwan Yin pledge, this enjoyment should itself help to reduce much of the agony and the anxiety, the tension and strain of daily striving. The real problem is to be wholehearted with as undivided a mind as can be brought to the pledge. This must be done without qualifications, without contradictions, but with that holy simplicity of which the mystics speak, a childlike innocence, candour and trust. It is an act of acceptance of the universe and a letting go of whatever comes in the way. When anything does interfere, it must be consumed in the fires of sacrificial change that alone will lead to true spiritual growth. Many a monk on the Bodhisattva Path has found immense benefit through the talismanic use of these three verses:

If you are unable to exchange your happiness
For the suffering of other beings,
You have no hope of attaining Buddhahood
Or even of happiness in this lifetime.

If one whom I have helped my best
And from whom I expect much
Harms me in an inconceivable way,
May I regard that person as my best teacher.

I consider all living beings
More precious than ‘wish-fulfilling gems’,
A motivation to achieve the greatest goal:
So may I at all times care for them.

Raghavan Iyer
The Gupta Vidya II

Neuroscience News | How Trauma Changes the Brain

Researchers discover changes to the brain’s salience network occur when a person experiences trauma.

Exposure to trauma can be life-changing—and researchers are learning more about how traumatic events may physically change our brains. But these changes are not happening because of physical injury; rather, the brain appears to rewire itself after these experiences.   […]

Source: How Trauma Changes the Brain – Neuroscience News

Theosophy |  THE PLEDGE OF KWAN YIN – I

Never will I seek nor receive private, individual salvation; never will I enter into final peace alone; but forever and everywhere will I live and strive for the redemption of every creature throughout the world from the bonds of conditioned existence.

Kwan Yin

 Unconditional affirmation of the Kwan Yin pledge can only come from the unconditional core of the human being. Words are uttered in time, and usually delimit meaning. They express thought, but they also obscure thought. To be able to use words in a manner that reaches beyond limits is to recognize prior to the utterance and to realize after the utterance, that one is participating only on the plane of that which has a beginning and an end, though in emulation and celebration of that which is beginningless and endless. Every word and each day is like an incarnation. Silence and deep sleep convey an awareness of duration that cannot be inserted into ordinary time, but indicate the return to a primal sense of being where one is neither conditioned by nor identified with external events, memories, anticipations, likes and dislikes, hopes and fears, possibilities and limitations. Common speech and ordinary wakefulness, for most individuals, are but clouded mirrors dimly reflecting the resonance and radiance of spiritual wakefulness. Any sacred pledge may be uttered by a human being with a wavering mind and a fickle heart, but it can also be authentically affirmed in the name of the larger Self that is far beyond the utterance and the formulation, yet immanent in both.

 This is the time-honoured basis of religious rites, as well as the original source of civil laws. Émile Durkheim explained how early in the evolution of societies human beings learnt to transfer the potency of religious oaths to secular restraints and thereby established a high degree of reliability in human relationships. Mohandas Gandhi spoke of the sun, the planets and the mighty Himalayas as expressing the ultimate reliability of the universe, and taught that when human beings bind themselves by the power of a vow, they seek to become wholly reliable. If reliability essentially connotes a consistent standard of unqualified and unconditional success, then in taking a vow one is necessarily seeing beyond one’s limitations. If one is wise one allows for the probability of failure and the possibility of forgetfulness, but somewhere deep in oneself one still wants to be measured and tested by that vow. Thereby a vow which is unconditional, which releases the spiritual will, calibrates one’s highest self-respect and is vitally relevant to the mystery of self-transformation.

 The Kwan Yin pledge is a Bodhisattvic vow taken on behalf of all living beings. It is closely connected with the Bodhichitta, wisdom-seeking mind, the seed of enlightenment. The idea that an unenlightened human being can effectively generate a seed of enlightenment is the central assumption behind the compassionate teaching of Mahatmas and Bodhisattvas, of the Buddhas and Christs. A drop of water is suggestive of an ocean; a flashing spark or single flame is analogous to an ocean of light; the miniscule mirrors the large. Herein lies the hidden strength of the Kwan Yin pledge. What may seem small from the standpoint of the personal self, when it is genuinely offered on behalf of the limitless universe of living beings and of all humanity past, present and future, can truly negate the finality of finitude, the ultimacy of what seems urgent, the immensity of what appears immediate. The human mind ceaselessly creates false valuations, giving ephemera an excessive sense of reality, to uphold itself in a world of flux. To negate this tendency in advance and to assign reality only to the whole requires a profound mental courage. It requires, while one is alive, a recognition of the connection between the moment of birth and the moment of death, of the intimate relationship between the pain of one human being and the sorrow of all humanity. But it also involves a recognition that greater beings than oneself have taken precisely such a vow, have affirmed this pledge again and again. Therefore, one can invite oneself, however frail, however feeble, into the family of those who are the self-chosen, unacknowledged but unvanquished friends of the human race.

 The prospect of such a vow is naturally perplexing to the lower mind which is almost totally ignorant of the priorities of the immortal soul, and knows very little about even this life, let alone about previous lives. On what basis could the personality assume a gnostic authority in regard to its own limitations? If one simply looks at the last ten years of one’s life, one will readily see that many things which looked irrelevant, remote, even impossible in the past, unexpectedly become part of one’s way of thinking, one’s depth of feeling. If a human being does not truly know himself, merely to be aware of himself at the personal level in terms of persisting limitations is frustrating. This does not take into account in oneself that which is ineffable and unexpressed, whatever cannot come through the confining parameters of thought, the truncating crudities of speech and the stultifying restrictions of action.

 The Kwan Yin pledge can be taken by anyone at any time, but the level of thought and intensity with which it is taken will determine the degree and reliability of response of the whole of one’s being. Shantideva puts this in the form of an ordination:

 

 When the Sugatas of former times committed themselves to the Bodhichitta, they gradually established themselves in the practice of a Bodhisattva. So, I too commit myself to the Bodhichitta for the welfare of all beings and will gradually establish myself in the practice of a Bodhisattva.

 Today my birth has become fruitful; my birth as a human being is justified.

 Today I am born in the Buddha Family; I am now a son of the Buddha.

 Now I am determined to perform those acts appropriate to my Family; I will not violate the purity of this faultless, noble Family.

To be able to take one’s place in the glorious company of Bodhisattvas is not to assume that one can, purely on one’s own, fulfil this exalted aim. But once one has truly affirmed it, no other aim has any comparable significance. This recognition would be critical to a timely taking of the mighty vow of the Buddha, the sacred pledge of Kwan Yin, the Bodhisattva ordination of Shantideva. Timeliness in this sense would mean that one simply cannot imagine an alternative. If a person were to take the pledge prematurely, lacking this sense of necessity, it would precipitate difficulties, making that person guilty, tortured with anxiety, involved even more in futile comparisons and contrasts with other human beings, more depressed, more desolate. But out of all these failures there may come some sense of timeliness at a later moment of ripeness.  Timeliness does not occur all at once. Timeliness, like all wisdom, must be the ripe fruit of time-bound experiments and time-bound errors. Because these are time-bound, they are evanescent; they are not enduring. In the same way in which one stumbled and learnt to walk, or mumbled the multiplication tables, one may rediscover something about grace in movement or the deep logic of elementary numbers. So also one may rediscover the higher stage, the fuller meaning, the larger significance for the whole of one’s life, of the pledge one took. Suppose a person truly resolves to injure no human being and wishes to release love in every direction. If one is deeply attracted by this affirmation, what does it matter if there is something imperfect and inconclusive in one’s repeated efforts to embody it? Mature individuals, who have done this again and again, know that soon after one has made such an affirmation one is going to be tested. One has invited the Light of the Logos to shine upon the dark corners of one’s being. Through heightened awareness one sees unconscious elements in one’s nature which one did not even imagine were apt to give offense, but are now discerned as obscurations of one’s deepest feelings, one’s finest nature, one’s truest, profoundest sense of brotherhood. These discoveries are significant, but the hardest lesson at all times is the paramount necessity of patience and persistence. This is a pledge in favour of selfless service, and it cannot ever be premature. It will always be timely, though compelling timeliness can only come when there is serene insight, supported by the strength of personal invulnerability.

 It is the immemorial teaching that the pristine seed of enlightenment, however small, may germinate far in the future into a flowering tree of wisdom, a mighty trunk of enlightenment. Inherent to the pure seed is a potency that represents the complete disavowal of considerations of success and failure for oneself, separate from the whole world. There is a fundamental abnegation of all the earthly criteria of happiness, power and achievement. For the immortal soul, the pledge could never be premature. Nevertheless, every sacred utterance should be the result of deep thought and true feeling, and should be renewed in silence, enriched by contemplation, and carried over from waking through dreamless sleep into the day of daily manifestation. If a person knows this much, then that person knows what is the essential nature of the task of self-transformation. As the task also involves self-forgetfulness and reaching out to all human beings, a point must surely come when the very thought of one’s own progress or lack of it in relation to the pledge will shrink into insignificance simply because one’s consciousness becomes so occupied with the greater growth, the larger welfare of the human race. If a person thought this out carefully, he or she could safeguard against the greatest danger, ignoring which is the mark of immaturity: the cold forgetfulness that arises from the initial unwisdom or psychic heat in taking a vow. A vow is sacred; it must germinate in silence. It invokes sacred speech, but it must ripen through suffering. Where the vow involves a recognition of the ubiquity of human suffering and where one chooses to make one’s own suffering meaningful and creative for a larger purpose, the vow has self-correction built into it. Those who have received this great teaching and have been inspired by the very highest ideal, will be wise to take the Kwan Yin pledge at some level. In the words of Buddha, “Anyone who even hears about Kwan Yin begins the search then and there for enlightenment.”

Raghavan Iyer
The Gupta Vidya II

Pohaku La’au | Carmeltazite – Alien Crystal Harder Than Diamonds

Image description: Carmeltazite, often known as “Carmel Sapphire,” could be marketed as a mineral more valuable than diamonds.

The mineral was discovered encrusted in sapphire while mining in volcanic rock in northern Israel’s Zevulun Valley near Mt. Carmel and was appropriately dubbed “carmeltazite” after the location of its discovery. It was discovered to be tougher than diamond during density testing.

Carmeltazite resembles ruby and sapphire in appearance and chemical makeup, yet it is unlike any other sapphire found in the globe. In fact, the material had previously only been discovered in outer space.

It was difficult to mine and identify since the business discovered it trapped within or in the fractures of jewels within volcanic rock on Mount Carmel.

Carmeltazite has a distinct crystal structure.

It was formed by volcanic explosions in Cretaceous, dinosaur-ruled Israel along the Carmel crest, when 14 volcanic vents were regularly shooting out lava that eroded and drowned the Mediterranean.

So far, the largest stone discovered weighs 33.3 carats.

The material has been patented as “Carmel sapphire” by the Israeli business, and it has also been approved as a new mineral by the International Mineralogical Association’s Commission on New Minerals. While the approval of new minerals is not uncommon, the discovery of this mineral has surprised many due to its remarkable rarity.

Though the business has mentioned certain prospective locations along Mt. Carmel for additional exploration of the mineral, it is still rarer than diamonds. “Gemstone pricing are frequently a function of rarity,” said Abraham Taub, CEO of Shefa Yamim, an Israeli gemstone mining company. Carmeltazite, if delivered to the mineral market, will very certainly be far more expensive than them.

 

Reference(s): MiningWeekly

Theosophy | A Sufi Story from Rumi

Once in a village, Woman saw three old Men sitting outside her house. They were sitting there for quite a while.

Woman went outside and said,
I saw that you are sitting here for long, you must be hungry. Please come in and have something to eat.

Men asked,
Is the man of the house at home ?

Woman replied, No.

Men replied,
Then we cannot come in.

Woman went inside. In the evening when her husband came, she told him about people sitting outside and all that had happened.

The husband told his wife to go and ask those Men to come in and have some food.

Woman went out and said,
My husband is home. He is inviting you all. Please come inside and have food.

They replied,
We do not go inside a house together.

Woman questioned, Why ?

Then one of those old Men explained.

Pointing to one of his friends, he said :
His name is Wealth.
If he goes with you, your home will be filled with wealth always.

Then pointing to another old Man he said :
He is Success.
If he goes with you, you will always be successful in any endeavor you start.

He then introduced himself as Love.
If I go with you, then your home will be filled with love always.

Then he said,
Now you go in and discuss with your husband which one of us you want in your home.

Woman went inside and told her husband about what the old Man said.
Her husband was overjoyed hearing about it and said,
Let’s invite Wealth.
Let him come and fill our home with wealth.

Wife disagreed and said, Why don’t we invite Success ?

Their daughter-in-law was listening to this.
She came to them and suggested,
Wouldn’t it be better if we invite Love in our home ?
Then our home will be filled with love forever.

Husband and wife agreed to this advice.

Woman again went out and said,
Which one of you is Love ? Please come in and be our guest.

Love got up and started walking toward the house. Just then the other two also got up and started following him.

Woman asked,
You said that not all can come together.
I invited only Love.
Why are you all coming in ?

The old Men replied,
If you had invited Wealth or Success then the other two would have stayed outside, but since you invite Love, wherever he goes, we go with him.

Wherever there is Love, Wealth and Success will follow.

Sufi Story 💙

Na Mana’o | Cultural Appropriation or Appreciation?

Listen now (28 min) | What is cultural appropriation? Who does it? And what should be done about it? We find out it all depends on who you’re asking and what their motives are. Is borrowing from another culture always offensive? Can it be a positive thing? The debate is on!   […]

Source: Cultural Appropriation or Appreciation?

Divine Feminine | Mother Mary Oracle – October 15, 2022

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Credits: “Mother Mary Oracle” | Author: Alana Fairchild | Artwork: Shiloh Sophia McCloud | Publisher: Blue Angel Publishing

Mother Mary’s message for you

Every one of your prayers is indeed heard, my beloved child. You may not always feel this way since solutions often appear in unexpected places, however, the main thing is that they appear. With this in mind, know that there are better times that are coming your way.

 

I ask that you pay heed to everything you observe, express, think, and perceive because it’s conceivable that you already have the information you’re looking for. In addition, you may also obtain assistance from unexpected persons, signs, publications, or circumstances.

What you need to know

It is critical to realise that unanswered prayers are just as important as those that are responded to. You see, it is when we surrender our goals, desires, hopes, and wants to the divine, we frequently lose sight of what is going on under the surface and in the greater scheme of things. As a result, our unanswered prayer might turn out to be a miracle.

 

Angels frequently respond to our petitions by providing us with thoughts or knowledge in pretty mundane ways. The angels suggest that you take note of everything you observe, think, believe, and feel. Keep an eye out for and welcome any support that comes your way. You absolutely deserve this help.

Prayer for healing

Focus on your breathing and repeat the following, “My darling Mother Mary, with your love and devotion, bless me with the prospect of a new road to happiness. Change and transition consume me now. I am ready to carry out your work here on earth to honour your name always!”

 

“In order to accelerate the process of my regeneration, I offer up all of my anxieties, fears, and pain. When you lead me to new places both inside and beyond myself, I know that I can rely on you. I’m safe because I’ve discovered a place to call home in you.”

La’au Lapa’au | 10 Herbs You Can Grow Indoors in Water All Year Long

Herbs often have medicinal, relaxation, and culinary properties, and it is great if we can have them throughout the entire year in the home. In fact, we can! We will reveal a way to grow certain herbs in the kitchen and provide a pleasant flavor in it. What best about it all is that you […]

Source: 10 Herbs You Can Grow Indoors in Water All Year Long

Divine Feminine | Mother Mary – “Our Lady With the Moon at her Feet” – September 30, 2022

Mother Mary’s message for you

I am aware of your deepest concerns and petitions, my beloved. I know exactly how you’re feeling. I’ve heard you reaching out to me in the silence. And, while it may seem as if doors are always slamming in your face, there are plenty that will open to you very soon.

 

My dearest, trust in me. With the sun and moon at my feet, I’m here to encourage you to place your confidence and holy belief in me. I’ll walk with you to help you let go of the things that no longer serve you.  It’s possible to get what you want and I’m here to assist you in doing it!

What you need to know

Humans are seekers of routine and consistency. Even those of us who are always looking for ways to liven things up a bit and get a kick out of trying something different still have activities that we look forward to and like doing even if we have been doing them for many years. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume even if we know the aspects of our lives that require modification, it may still be challenging to avoid reverting to previous behaviours in the long run.

 

Having said all this, Our Lady With the Moon at her Feet is there to provide you with assistance as she guides you through the process of moving on from aspects of life you just do not need anymore! She has such belief in you. She loves you dearly and always will.

Prayer for healing

Right now, Our Lady With the Moon at Her Feet is here with you. Even in the most trying of circumstances, she is there to wrap her arms around you and comfort you with her love. She has never left your side, bringing you joy along with the bravery and concentration that have made it possible for you to move on from situations that are not beneficial to your health. She extends to you an invitation to say the prayer that is listed below whenever you feel moved to do so:

 

“Our Lady With the Moon at Her Feet, my Holy Mother, your divine grace guards and watches over me at all times. When I’m feeling down, your love helps me get back up again. You offer assistance and direction to me whenever I am unable to identify a way out of a problem. Your profound love allows me to see with new clarity because it opens the eye of my soul. You assure me that I will always be successful. I resign my will and my life to your gracious mercy today and every day so that I may fulfil my greater destiny.”

 

Credits: “Mother Mary Oracle” | Author: Alana Fairchild | Artwork: Shiloh Sophia McCloud | Publisher: Blue Angel Publishing

Divine Feminine | Messages from Mary: “Our Lady Who Sends the Angels”

Credits: “Mother Mary Oracle” | Author: Alana Fairchild | Artwork: Shiloh Sophia McCloud | Publisher: Blue Angel Publishing

Mother Mary’s message for you

My child, you have been hoping for big changes – or even little ones – to occur in your life. I say to you today that your prayers have been heard. I am sending my angels to help you in every way they can. We are a heavenly team with huge resources so we can assist you in countless ways. All you need to do is to pray to me and we are there with you.

 

My holy plan of love involves the angels who will be with you to show you the way forward. No matter how hopeful or hopeless the situation, there is always a heavenly solution. My angels will help you to find your way even in the darkest of nights. So, relax in the knowledge that you are always taken care of, no matter what.

What you need to know

Even people who don’t believe in angels benefit from their energy, believe it or not! Having said that, praying certainly helps things along a good bit. You see, the Holy Mother has an incredible connection with the angelic realm – that’s why she is sometimes referred to as the Queen of the Angels. She was often helped and blessed by them throughout her life and she wants the same for you.

 

Mother Mary wishes you to trust in your inner voice right now because you are being angelically guided. Take the time to pray for their intervention, assistance and protection. Allow them to work on your behalf to heal certain situations as they help you to open new doors that will bring you happiness and stability. Have faith that the future is to be so much better than the past!

Prayer for healing

See yourself surrounded by pure, brilliant white light. Feel heavenly energy flowing through you as you connect with the angels. In your mind’s eye you may even see them surrounding you. Just relax as you let your visions unfold in front of you as you feel confident that everything is set to work out perfectly.

 

When you are ready, say the following prayer or one of your own, if you would prefer, “Our Lady and the angels, I humbly ask for your guidance, divine help and protection. (At this point you can ask for help with a specific situation if you would like to). Please assist me in every area of my world so that I may live a full, giving and selfless life in your name. Let this be so now and always.”

Daily Words of the Buddha for September 23, 2022

Attadīpā viharatha,
attasaraṇā;
anaññasaraṇā.
Dhammadīpā,
dhammasaraṇā;
anaññasaraṇā.

Make an island of yourself,
make yourself your refuge;
there is no other refuge.
Make Dhamma your island,
make Dhamma your refuge;
there is no other refuge.

Dīgha Nikāya 2.165
The Discourse Summaries by S.N. Goenka

Divine Feminine | Messages from Mary – September 22, 2022

“Our Lady of Divine Direction”

Mother Mary’s message for you

My beloved child, I am guiding you now and into the future. You will never lose your direction for long because I am with you. I am holding you in my grace as I give you a gentle nudge to help you move forward. All I ask of you is that you trust in me. When you believe in me, you are also believing in yourself because we are both part of each other.

Recently, you either had or you are soon to have a last minute change in your direction in life which will come out of the blue. You may well be pretty surprised, in fact. My guidance for you is not to resist this. Allow yourself to be guided by my loving hand so you keep on moving towards your destination. Pray to me as you feel safe and secure in the knowledge that you are being divinely guided.

What you need to know

Often there are times when the fastest way to achieving what you want is to take an indirect route instead of focusing on the obvious one that’s right in front of you. What’s amazing about your current situation is that Mother Mary is watching over you, always ready to help you to change direction if and when you need to (often even before you know that you need to yourself!)

One huge way in which she will share her guidance with you is via your intuition, so always be prepared to listen to your inner voice. Your gut feelings are usually spot on. In fact, how many times have you had a strong feeling about something that turned out to be right? With this in mind, be very aware that divine direction is at play in your life at present!

Prayer for healing

In your mind’s eye, see yourself at a crossroads. Although there are no street signs or people to ask, you need to make a decision. Thankfully though, you find that you can do so with ease because you know inherently that all you need to do is to call on Mother Mary for her help.

Say this prayer out loud when you are ready, “Our Lady of Divine Direction, guide me so that I can gratefully accept all directional changes as I fulfil my life path. Be with me, my Mother Mary as I take steps towards realising my destiny. I ask that you bless me with courage and trust and protect me with your loving grace!

Daily Words of the Buddha for September 20, 2022

Sabbadānaṃ dhammadānaṃ jināti;
sabbarasaṃ dhammaraso jināti;
sabbaratiṃ dhammarati jināti;
taṇhakkhayo sabbadukkhaṃ jināti.

The gift of Dhamma triumphs over all other gifts;
the taste of Dhamma triumphs over all other tastes;
the happiness of Dhamma triumphs over all other pleasures;
the eradication of craving triumphs over all suffering.

Dhammapada 24.354
The Discourse Summaries by S.N. Goenka

Spirituality | 08/08/2022 – Lion’s Gate 

May be an image of big cat

We’re in the mist of a beautiful and intense opening right now called The Lions Gate. Can you feel it?

The Lion’s Gate is fully open and active along with a Full Moon on the 11th happening in the sign of Aquarius ♒️.

Huge potentials for empowering growth. Every year from July 26th to Aug 12th is considered to be in the frequencies of Lions Gate. This is beyond just an idea and has great significance for humanity and all life here on Earth. This alignment is an incredibly powerful and tangible expression of what’s occurring within Humanity currently. Powerful Shifts in Consciousness and Healing potentials.

Potent human cosmic connections such as these moments, are similar to equinoxes and solstices- these times have long since been known and celebrated as energetically heightened moments where we as humans are experiencing enhanced alignments or connections to cosmic energies.

Ancient peoples (all of our ancestors) originally lived with awareness that all beings and all planetary bodies, the earth itself, stars, moons, suns etc were alive and en-souled with their own unique attributes and had active relationship to all of these. This Lions Gate is not a “new age” idea- there is evidence that the Dogon tribe of Africa, Ancient Egyptians, Celtic Gaelic Peoples, and many other ancient cultures followed this alignment among many others. The power of August 8 goes deeper than star and planetary alignments in it’s numerology as well. 8/8 Lions Gate & Full Moon 8/11.

Each being carries within them a perspective of Creation which can inform all of those around it, an expanded perspective of Universal Love Intelligence through their unique attributes.
These unique attributes of light, sound and color create form and structure of sacred geometric creation coding which is ever evolving as that Being evolves. These attributes include specific spirit abilities, creation knowledge and wisdom, a set of vibrational frequencies of encoded memory within the energy body of each unique being.

Unity Consciousness being ever connected to Source/Divine Love Intelligence, in an ever-evolving expansive process of knowing Itself and ourselves as both unique and whole within the Whole.

Our ancestors knew that there were specific “times” which enhanced potential for evolution when certain planetary bodies aligned with earth. Various openings or gateways provided an opportunity to walk through a new doorway creating a symbolic and yet tangible experience of re-birthed awareness.

Through these potent alignments, these planetary bodies are able to radiate access more directly of their unique characteristics (vibrations and frequencies/ creation codes of sound light and color) to enhance our awareness of our unique selves within the whole of creation.

The Sun radiates photons and neutrinos which have this encoded information from the Sun- these are known to influence humans throughout time during different phases of Sun activity. We know this of the Moon as well with cycles of the moon being connected with the tides of the ocean, various cycles of the moon cause certain responses in every human, plant and animal- even amplifying emotional/mental responses at times, and women being synchronized through menstruation and flow in the body similar to the tides of the ocean.

Our ancient ancestors knew how to go within and allow connection during these times to “experience” the new perspective available through these cosmic beings. Attuning to each unique vibrational pattern being created from these planetary alignments allows for further expansion of consciousness.

We can experience these creation energies in a variety of ways depending on what our emotional/energetic lenses are open to in the moment- How Heart Open are we? If we choose to sense feel, hear, see and know from the heart-soul we may be attuned to a more expansive point of view- opening us up to a deeper connection with Soul Essence of Creation Divine Love within ourselves.

This is physical as well…our DNA is continuing to switch on or off various “proteins” opening us up to new ways of feeling and experiencing what it’s like to be in our bodies. The implications are powerfully positive if we create them to be.

More specifically: These particular alignments are connected with the constellation of the Lion- Leo (Thus the term Lions Gate) Leo is connected to the Sun and the element of Fire 🔥 it is known to be an energy of igniting courage, heart opening, this is the spiritual warrior within us from a deeper sense of compassionate awareness, protection and enhancement of the innocent (both within ourselves and others) we embrace truth within life, embody a stronger sense of self from the I AM. (These energies hold all within and can be experienced from any polarization fear based/egocentric OR Soul based- OR a mergence of both in Harmony and Balance) With this, we can also have unique soul-revelations to our deeper individual Purpose within the Whole. This shows up in the energies of the Aquarius Full Moon as well. During this alignment Uranus (the planet of personal genius, awakening and sudden change) will square the Moons Nodes (soul evolution and past growth) in Taurus as well as to Mars (the planet of will, action and war) also conjuncting Uranus & the Moons Nodes. This is an alignment of breakdown and/or breakthrough ⚡️💥⚡️The more you allow polarization the more intensely uncomfortable your experience will be. We can also embrace the inner parts of us which have been wounded in these areas, (either staying in the wounds or opening to higher perspectives) we can utilize these alignments for both healing and deeper integration of these soul-parts as well as soul aspects and gifts which we’ve disowned from ourselves in the past…all of this has potential to enhance our senses of empowerment within our Soul.

Step into this Gateway with clear intention as Life is rapidly changing within this timeframe. Lions Gate along with this upcoming Full Moon, is providing an opening of Cosmic Galactic and Solar and Moon energies to assist us to step forward and to create our future and to Declare our Power more fully through the Soul-Heart. Integrate your Lion-self… this is courage and heart!

We embody our Lion-selves not to control or dominate but to protect the planet and all that which is innocently loving, and to express each unique heart frequency.

Utilize this fire energy to transmute, heal and activate your life, deeper soul vision and mission. Stay heart centered by focusing literally and figuratively on your heart. Breathe into your body through the heart, breathing in all colors and frequencies which bring to you an enhanced feeling of both peace and strength.

Where we place our focus is incredibly important as we are bringing in new creation codes of light into our bodies and our energy fields, remember this is informing our DNA.
Heart Open-Soul Expanding-Divine Love Enhancing- We Are Creation ever evolving…

✨May we Step more Powerfully and Intentionally through doorways of an Enhanced Divine Loving & Unified Reality ✨

~ #LisaTenney
#IntuitiveIlluminations