There will be occasions when people in the Molecule will be divided. If there is any threat of separation, they are under covenant to resolve the problem by seeking the Spirit of God or Soul Contact. If they all seek with a sincere heart, then all will receive the same answer at the same time. In seeking this it will help to remember an important statement from "A Course in Miracles":
"The truth is true and nothing else is true."
One of the key signs or indicators that a person is out of harmony with the Soul is that he will resist seeking soul contact with his brother or sister. He may insist that he has had all the soul contact in the world as an individual, but he will not want to pray or meditate with his brother to become one through the soul energy.
The reason for this resistance is the lower self feels threatened by union, for the closer we are to the Union of Souls, the less the power the lower self has over us, and the lower self strongly desires to remain in the driver's seat.
A key to discerning soul contact is this. As a general rule soul only directly sends a message that is for the good of the whole. If a person says that he has received information from his soul in relation to guidance with his job, personal finances, marriage, children or other personal affairs, then you can bet that the message did not come from the soul unless the success of the personal incident was of prime importance to a larger group good. The soul, as a rule expects us to solve individual problems using our own wisdom
Generally, what seems like supernatural guidance for personal issues only affecting ourselves comes from the Higher Mind or Superconscious. The Higher Mind is like a great computer that has access to all the knowledge of your present and past lives and will often assist us in making decisions. Its messages are very accurate, but not infallible.
Other messages come from the astral body, which is usually in conflict with soul direction. The astral light is a mirror reflection of soul light so it gets everything backwards. Nevertheless, the information still looks like the real thing, just like a mirror. It takes the discriminating mind and intuition to separate the real from the illusion.
The soul, on the other hand, as well as the Masters who are soul-infused, fall back on the principle that we only learn mastery in our individual lives by solving our own problems. Therefore, the soul waits until we have some group consciousness before it will even work directly with us. Let us remember that the soul only gives revelations that will add to the greater livingness of the group, and the united group life is entitled to soul contact as if it were one life.
When the group achieves this contact together they will experience a tremendous unity, peace and joy. It will seem so natural that all will marvel that so many are so dominated by attention on the personality and miss this more abundant life.
There is always a point of truth that is seen by the eyes of the soul that will bring oneness to any group if they are willing to humble themselves, rise above pride of the ego and seek the God Within.
Generally, after several attempts union will be reached. If it is not, it will be found that those who disagree with what others have discovered through soul confirmation will generally be the same ones disagreeing on other occasions. If unanimous agreement is impossible, the majority should rule unless the leader of the Molecule obtains a revelation to the contrary. It should be noted, that if such a revelation is received, all those who are capable of soul contact are entitled to confirmation from within to the correctness or incorrectness of the teaching of the leader.
At first, not all will achieve soul contact and obtain the same answer, but those in the group who do feel the Spirit will be very unified and at peace with their answer. Those who have not made contact will be somewhat disgruntled and will often (but not always) have differing answers, even from each other. When the time comes that all members of the Molecule have definitely achieved soul contact, even once, then the probability of the whole group receiving a uniform answer through the Spirit is high. This process must be perfected, however, to fulfill the prophecy: They shall see eye to eye, when the Lord shall bring again Zion. Isaiah. 52:8 Seeing eye-to-eye will not happen by merely lazily letting the attention center on the personality, but it will require an act of will for all involved. Each must use the power of freewill of the life energy to direct the consciousness toward the soul. This will require an effort to ignore the lower personality so the soul will reign triumphant.
To achieve union, either prayer or meditation can be used. Prayer is often overlooked by many of the New Age people as being old age, but there is an important point to remember here. The Master of Masters, the greatest of us all, even Jesus Christ, spent a good deal of time in prayer. In some ways, prayer from the heart is the highest meditation, because in kneeling before God, we formally recognize that there is a higher power present that is greater than our lower self. There is no faster way to achieve soul contact than through the offering of a humble prayer.
We need to stay emotionally and mentally healthy if we are to be good servants for humanity; therefore it is recognized that a certain amount of time must sometimes be spent on what may appear to be frivolous. Unfortunately, some will read these words and take them to the extreme. This is why soul contact is important, for the soul will always guide us in the correct use of energy, and it will be a little different for each person.
Here is an exerpt from my book "the Immortal" which describes this:
"So are these Dark Brothers burning in Hell like the preachers tell us?"
"They live in a world with no glory but the illusion of glory. To understand what that means you must solve a future key." He shifted in his seat and clasped his hands. "Let me put it this way. All of us have a spark of divinity within us. As you follow this spark, your glory, light, truth and power of love is increased. There are certain very selfish individuals who through conscious effort shut themselves completely off from soul contact. After this they completely deny all things that are good and true. Because they are conscious beings with no true spiritual contact their consciousness creates a world that is complete illusion, with no real light or glory. They believe that the true spiritual plane created by God is illusion and that they have discovered or created the only true reality. Because this false belief is so real there is no escape, and all that makes them personalities is in a state of death or disintegration. This drawn-out death often takes many years, but after it happens the spark that is their true self will continue, and the person will be re-created in a future opportunity on an earth that does not even exist yet."
("Immortal Book 1," Page 69)
John nodded, "The first impression of a person who has soul contact is usually very reliable. We should always pay attention to it."
"What really got me about the guy is that he seemed to be saying good things. He talked a lot about love and light, removing barriers. The funny thing is that I can remember very little of what he actually said. Nothing struck me as enlightened at all. All his words just seemed to be nebulous feel-good words. Yet, after you teach, I find myself recalling your words again and again and the more I reflect on them, the more I learn."
"That is a good observation," said John. "The Dark Brothers and their representatives cannot gather followers by teaching their true philosophy. If they did all but the most hardened of humanity would immediately reject them. They steal the most popular teachings of the Brotherhood of Light and encapsulate them into catch phrases and then intersperse them with their own teachings. This interspersing of Light with Darkness causes the average person to swallow the illusion with snapshots of the truth. Then when the Dark Ones lead a student to the point where he has digested much falsehood and egotistical thought forms, they slowly remove the good to the point that the student receives a clear vision of which side he is on. Unfortunately, once the deceived one has traveled the path this far it becomes difficult for him to back out and start over again on the path of Light."
("Immortal Book 2, Pages 313-314)
The day when the majority reach that stage is still far away, but the day is near when a few are to achieve it; and that is one of the main purposes in presenting these teachings through you. The next great leap in human evolution is dependent on groups of people being established who are capable of being one through soul contact, that the Will of God is done on earth as it is in heaven, so to speak. People must realize that true oneness is achieved not by giving up individuality, but by expanding the mind and spiritual sensitivity so the truth becomes obvious to all.
To be a good student takes as much wisdom as it does to be a good teacher. In the case of spiritual teachings, the ultimate test of truth is from the inner self. This inner self, through the medium of the soul, contacts and registers the Holy Spirit, which is capable of verifying all true principles. In short, this process is called "soul contact." Soul contact has little to do with facts, except in important circumstances, but it has much to do with principles. For instance, your soul may not verify to you what an inhabitant of Sirius looks like or how many there are, but it will verify to you the principle of life and its existence elsewhere in the universe.
If a man or woman comes forth and presents or is presented as a spiritual teacher, you must not accept him or her (we'll say "him" for simplicity) just because a claim is made. You must test him. How do you test him? Listen to his words and test them with your soul. If your soul says no then drop him immediately. If your soul says nothing then test some more until you receive an inner response. When you finally do receive an inner response does this mean you should now accept the teacher?
Maybe yes, maybe no -- because there is a true soul contact and a false one. There are many people who are sincere seekers who have never in their life received a true soul contact and therefore mistake a high emotional feeling for soul. This can be very deceptive and can produce the type of person who may range from a harmless delusion to one who will destroy others for his master. If you are not sure you have ever received soul contact it means you have not, because when you do, you recognize it and know what has happened. It is like coming home. On the other hand, not all who are sure they have received soul contact have received it. Some feel a high emotional energy and are sure they have touched the aura of God Himself, yet are completely deceived.
Only those who have received true soul contact can know a thing for sure and can recognize a true teacher from a false one. The only way to know if another has achieved soul contact is to achieve it yourself. One person who has received this contact can recognize another who has received it.
Question: If only a small number have soul contact and you're not positive if you have, are you doomed to be deceived?
No you are not. Soul contact is available to all who with pure intent seek after it. You do not even have to be highly evolved to feel it. But if you are not sure if you have received it, yet then here are some guidelines to keep you on the right course:
We must seek it in our quiet moments. As we become sensitive to the revelations through the soul we will all discover truth in some odd places.
One with soul contact can find more truth in the National Enquirer than one who is in illusion can find in the Bible. Words and other forms of earthly communication veil truth even if they come from God himself.
The Aquarian Gospel and The Urantia Book both can't be right because they present two very different stories of the missing years of Jesus. Comparing these two versions is a good test of a seekers soul contact.
Any comments I make on the teachings of other groups will with rare exceptions come from myself and my own soul contact. My comments could be completely wrong. The only way to know for sure is to check with your own souls.
The Christ consciousness is something else and is achieved by the individual contacting the soul energy within himself. The soul is the point within yourself where the interplay of Spirit and matter is taking place. Thus when we talk about soul contact we are talking about putting our attention and consciousness on this still point within that tells Spirit what matter is doing and matter what Spirit is doing. The Christ consciousness is a key to becoming a knower in the worlds of form as well as the formless worlds.
The person with no Christ consciousness is only aware of the material world. The person with the Christ consciousness is aware of the spiritual as well as the material world.
Escape from the beast is a very subtle thing because most people think they are thinking things through when they are not. For instance, most people in a tightly controlled religion believe they think for themselves even though one in their group will believe exactly like the other, not because of soul contact, but because of the master handbook of the church doctrine. I heard an honest one a while back. When asked what he thought on a point of doctrine he replied: "I don't know. I'll check with my minister and find out what I think about it." This is the exact procedure the beast wants you to follow. Check with your outside authority and find out what you think. This is illusion. We must instead check with the inner as did the five wise virgins in the parable.
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