"In my personal case: Keep on learning at Ramtha's School of Enlightenment, and keep on learning in this Keys of Knowledge mailing list."
Let me clarify here that all schools of thought have truth in them and if the heart is pure and the student uses discernment then that which is true will be registered.
If the sincere student picks up a few things that are illusionary it will only be a matter of time before he divides truth from error and moves on.
WIT spoke correctly when he said:
"As for channels and channeling, I am more concerned with "content" then 'container.' As I have suggested several times before, 'The Truth is Self-Authenticating.'"
It is helpful to know the difference between conscious and unconscious channeling, but in the end the content is that which we must examine.
I may point out something specific about some purported "work of the Masters" that I believe to be in error, but unless one receives verification through his own soul he must always consider the fact that I could be wrong. In addition you will note that I have never attempted to discourage a person from learning from any particular school of thought. We have all been in certain schools, churches, philosophies in the past that we have passed through and discarded. Even so, when we look back on them we often realize that the truths we learned and unlearned are very valuable to our present outlook.
Here's a quote from my previous writings:
Jim has been struggling to make something of his life and makes a decision to seek God believing this to be his next step. He has never been active in a church and checks out a few. Something about the Catholic Church stirs his soul and he senses the inner voice telling him to join the church.
Does this mean that the Catholic Church is the ultimate truth?
Does this mean that all the Catholic doctrines and teachings are true?
It is interesting that because of the confirmation of the inner voice Jim may be self-deceived into thinking that the above two items are true, but the real question is--what is the true confirmation coming from the soul?
Answer: His soul is leading him into the Catholic Church because this organization has an important lesson to teach him. The church will be a stepping stone for him that may last a year, ten years or a life, but as imperfect as it is, the church is a necessary step before he can catch a glimpse of his next vision quest.
The soul often gives us an inch of truth and we make it into a mile of truth. It is important that we take these inner messages and narrow them down to the core of what the message is rather than what we want it to be.
The spiritual fire. This gives us confirmation on direction. Contemplate this phrase as a seed thought and write what comes to your mind.
Seed thought: "Confirmation of direction through spiritual fire."
We didn't get much comment on this. Seed thoughts seem to be a little tricky for the class to grasp, but they can be very rewarding if the seeker will contemplate them and trust the impulses that come.
I liked Rick's idea of corresponding the spiritual fire to a physical one.
For a physical fire you need;
How do these ingredients correspond to the spiritual fire?
(1) The fuel is "available knowledge."
The aspirant gathers all the knowledge that is available on the subject or project at hand and absorbs it.
(2) The heat is the application of that knowledge. He applies and applies until he reaches the limits of that knowledge.
(3) The oxygen is the invisible soul contact and the final ignition of the fire is the focused attention of the mind and heart.
The main difference between the results of intuition and the spiritual fire is that the intuition throws light upon a subject, but light is not fire.
The fire gives direction.
If you are coming out of the clear cold light of the intuition that which is most desired is the warm fire that enlivens the soul and gives life and purpose to your steps. When you are cold and you know there is a warming fire ahead there is only one direction to go--toward that fire.
When the disciple senses the fire he will go toward the fire. Some will warm themselves thereby, others will feel the heat and the bravest of souls will enter the fire and allow the lower attachments to be consumed therein.
Fire is even more real to the sentient being than light and when the direction of the fire is felt, all doubt is dispelled and the seeker no longer questions his purpose. He now knows the steps he must tread and will endure until the journey is finished because the fire is never far from his mind or forgotten.
Seek ye therefore the baptism of fire and the Holy Spirit, the greatest of the gifts of God in this life.
I'll leave the Djwahl Khul's third category of knowledge for Anni to comment on. My guess is that she will figure it out.
"It is only as a man serves that he advances."
-- Djwahl Khul
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