Just a reminder to readers that this series is composed mostly of quotes from a variety of previous articles I have written. Because so many questions surface about soul contact I've decided to compile them into one body. Hope this is useful.
Another interesting thing about the serpent fire at the base of the spine is that when soul contact comes the serpent uncoils, it virtually disappears and a tremendous energy lifts up through all your centers uniting heaven and earth within you.
In other words when the reality behind the serpent is revealed, your god-like powers are restored and the illusion of the Dragon is no more.
The dispelling of the illusion of the Dragon will proceed slowly at first on an individual basis, but the time will come when the Kundalini of the whole planet will be raised and the beast will be destroyed as if by fire.
There is also great symbology in the story of the Serpent who led Adam and Eve away from the tree of Life by deception. As soon as we see through the deception fostered by the beast the Tree of Life again becomes available to us. We will discover that we left the Tree of Life - the Tree of Life did not leave us.
If they (The Masters) just come out and tell us which books are right and which are wrong then even they become like the beast to us, taking away our initiative to find out for ourselves through the soul. Soul contact is THE most important thing for us all to learn for only by learning the principle can we all become as one mind yet retain our complete free will.
There are many disciples in the world that have been a disappointment to the Brotherhood because after the experience of soul contact or a higher vision they lost contact with our material reality and spend their lives in impractical dreams that are never realized because they have not applied the proper balance to God and Mammon.
The believer hears this and responds with something like: "Blasphemy! How dare you attack our Lord and Savior and risk the damnation of hell. Why would you even consider belittling the Lord Jesus??? My Jesus is the God of the Universe and you humiliate Him." When an honest seeker is attacked with words like this he may tend to doubt himself if he has not received soul Contact. He may think something like this. "If I am wrong I will go to the lowest hell for all eternity so I had better be sure I am correct." This type of thinking causes many seekers on the edge of enlightenment to doubt themselves and cease to challenge the Dragon's ideal that he presents to the world for the sole purpose of controlling the masses. Now after 2000 years it is time for the Lights of the earth to stand up for what is true, even if they are accused of blasphemy and of belittling the greatness of Avatars past.
Example Two: A New Ager is at the end of his rope and has several coincidences happen that lead him to a guru. The guru seems to read his mind and gives him what seems to be inspired advice. The man thinks it is God who has to be speaking through this teacher and now he thinks he has "found it." He has faith in and love for the guru not because of soul contact but because of outward signs. Outward signs, no matter how synchronous they may be can be a mark of the beast if they are not verified by soul contact.. And why is this? Because your final faith is in a power or happening "out there" rather than the God within.
Even though this sounds easy, the journey to the kingdom of God is most difficult and has many pitfalls. The higher lives are not just sitting around waiting for you to merely declare that you are ready. You must make yourself useful as a tool in their hands to get their attention.
Your soul which is a midway point between matter and spirit, is, however, ever waiting and always present for you. The fact that you are a member of this list and reading these words is itself a sign that you have passed through many lifetimes of struggle and are in preparation for higher contact.
As we continue the discussion on soul contact it is important that we define our terms as the words "soul" and "spirit" are sometimes used interchangeably, but there is a difference.
The soul or soul energy is the interplay of spirit and matter. It has no form but is the power that makes all forms possible in the material world.
Take a look at your TV with the picture on. This represents the physical world. The transmitting station is Spirit. That energy which interplays between the TV and the station and makes all programs possible is soul. This may not be a perfect correspondence but should be good enough to get the general idea.
The Question... What is the first major step toward soul contact? The answer is somewhat of a judgment call and I would say that some of the answers given could be argued as being the major one. Let me briefly cover several. (1) Making a decision to seek or BECOME. This can be major except there are some who seek for a short time and then quit and go into limbo for a few lifetimes. This then becomes the major step that was not taken. If the seeking attitude and the Decision to do so is maintained then that is a major event in the life of the soul. (2) Awareness, recognition that there is something out there beyond the physical - looking for it - looking within. (3) A point of crisis in our lives causing us to reflect. (4) Observing ourselves with detachment. (5) Finding a true spiritual teacher who has himself received soul contact.
All of these are good points and we may expand on them later, but I want to cover an important step which occurs as the mark of the beast is replaced by the name of the Father. What makes this possible?
Glenys writes: "True soul contact can only take place when the mark of the Beast is replaced by the seal of the Father on our foreheads, and when we look to ourselves and no one else for the ultimate truth and authority in our lives." She is heading us the right direction here, but I would reword her statement to "within ourselves" rather than "to ourselves." If looking to ourselves leads us to the Ego then we only have an illusion of being free from the beast, as the ego is part of his realm. Semantics is involved here because if we find and look to our true self who is one with God then the mission is accomplished. But the safer wording for the seeker, who has not yet found, is the direction to look within - implying that something will be found that has not been discovered before.
If you look within and find that still small voice then you shall have to slay the dragon who gives authority to the beast. You will not have to look for the dragon for he will come after you in a myriad of ways and his approach will always be sensed. At this point you have two choices. (1) Fear the dragon and let him immobilize or slay you. (2) Face the dragon and slay him. Then even if you face the dragon and seem to slay him you may discover you have just wounded a head which is healed and have to slay him again until the body of the dragon is "cast alive into a lake of fire and brimstone." Rev 20:20. The fire of the Holy Spirit from God finally consumes the dragon and at last you are able to maintain your focus on the name of the Father in the forehead. The sign that you have taken your first great step is when you show a willingness to act on a true message from within in defiance to all the clamoring messages from without in the face of risk of life, reputation, eternal damnation or loss.
Notice I say "true message?" There are many who believe they have received a true message from the soul when in reality their action can be traced to the blind following of a guru, religious leader, book or the ego pretending to be the soul.
The subtle difference is this: He who still has the mark of the beast will either be enhancing someone else's ego or his own, whereas he who follows the soul will always feel humbled by it.
When one has established firm soul contact it becomes almost impossible to take offense and if offense is given it is generally by accident or because the other party is offended at simple truth. Thus if you are taking offense at trivia or personality differences you are demonstrating that you are not learning the prime lesson that is intended to be taught here.
It is impossible for two people experiencing soul contact together to not reach agreement, for Truth, Spirit and soul is One in the Mind of God
Therefore all my teachings directly to any student will carry no authority other than the "Name of the Father/Mother God within." What I say may or may not be true. As you experience soul contact you will check and become your own authority. Besides, if I said I received a revelation from some great entity I could be lying, just as over 90% of those out there who make the claim do.
Again I say, the ONLY way for you to know a teacher is guiding you the right direction is through soul contact.
Now some truths stand out more than others do. Some great statements like the Golden Rule (Do unto others...) is so powerful that it registers with the souls of almost everyone. Other truths are more subtle or clouded by bias and we need to unravel the three deceptions to see them clearly.
We must bypass the fog of Maya, the mists of Glamour and the trickiness of Illusion to even register the still, small Voice; and then when it is registered we must learn to discern between the real voice and the many false voices.
Jesus demanded sacrifice, even unto death, but He offered the reward of real soul contact and the lifting of much negative karma for the disciples.
The authorities of the beast today want everything from us and give us nothing real in return. Sacrificing everything for nothing is a sin against all that is holy if there ever was one.
I will say this, however. You do not have to be completely sure of a teaching to experiment with it and benefit from it. There was much doubt concerning the teachings of Jesus: John 7:12 And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, Nay; but he deceiveth the people. John 7:13 Howbeit no man spake openly of him for fear of the Jews. John 7:14 Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught. John 7:15 And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned? John 7:16 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. John 7:17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or [whether] I speak of myself.
Notice in verse 17 He gave them a method of discovering the truth of His teachings. Do the will of God and you shall know if the doctrine is true. Jesus was basically telling the people that if His doctrine was true and from God and you apply the principles you will receive a witness and know the truth.
The same applies to me and all other teachers. If you apply or teach the teachings yourself your soul will eventually verify to you whether or not they are true. If a teaching is true it will grow like a good seed and expand your sensitivity to the Spirit of God within you. If the teaching is false you will receive an empty feeling and your interest and attention on the teaching will fade away, (unless you have the beast of authority force feeding you).
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