The Vegetarian Diet

This entry is part 11 of 40 in the series 2012A

Thanks for your comments on my meat-eating article.  If I had more than 600 words a lot of your concerns would have been covered.  I think I’ll expand the article for the web page and then submit the shorter version.

DK emphasizes a vegetarian diet for aspirants and such a diet is essential for times when new energies are coming into play for the seeker as he goes through the first and second initiations.  After that he must follow his soul as to when he must assume the practice.

Overall it is the destiny of humanity to move toward a vegetarian diet although I believe there will be some eating of meat for some time to come.

You will note that many of the initiates of the past ate meat – among them are Winston Churchill, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, H. P. Blavatsky, the Apostle Paul, the twelve apostles and Jesus according to the Bible.  You will remember that Jesus fed 5000 people by multiplying fish.

Alice A. Bailey, who I would guess ate meat, expressed a common sense approach as follows:

I am convinced that there comes a phase in the life of all disciples when they must be vegetarians.  In the same way, there must come a life in which a man or woman should be a celibate.  This they must be in order to demonstrate that they have learned control of the physical nature.  Once they have learned that control and once they can no longer be swayed by the appetites of the flesh, they can be married or not married, they can eat meat or not eat meat as seems best to them and as their karma may indicate or their circumstances dictate.  Once that has been proven, the situation is altered.  The physical disciplines are a phase of training and when the lesson is learnt they are no longer needed.

The argument for vegetarianism, based on the cruelty of animal eating, may not be as sound as it appears to the emotional and sentimental types.  I worried about this a great deal, because I love animals.  I would like here to make two suggestions which I have found helpful.  There is a law of sacrifice governing all the evolutionary process.  The vegetable kingdom draws its sustenance out of the mineral kingdom, for its roots are in the mineral kingdom.  The animal kingdom, on a very large scale, draws its sustenance out of the vegetable kingdom and it lives by the life of that kingdom.  Some of the higher animals are carnivorous and, under the law of evolution, prey upon each other, but they are not incited thereto by man’s thought, as some fanatics claim.  Sequentially, then, the human kingdom might well be regarded as drawing its sustenance out of the animal kingdom and, because man is the macrocosm for all the three lower kingdoms, he might be supposed, normally, to draw his life from all the three, and he does.  In the ancient scriptures of the East, it is pointed out that the human kingdom is “the food of the gods” and in that statement the great “chain of sacrifice” is complete.  My second point has reference to the law of cause and effect, or of Karma, as the Theosophists call it.  In the early days of primitive man, men were the victims of the animal kingdom and they were quite defenseless.  The wild animals of the past preyed upon human beings.  In all kingdoms the Law of Retribution works.  It is possible that it is this law which is one of the factors inclining humanity towards meat eating.  I worked this out in my own consciousness in due course of time but not rapidly.

Unfinished Autobiography, Page 153-154

Here are some good quotes from DK on the subject:

But unless the goal of a vegetarian diet is this field of service (reading the akashic records), the arguments for its following and for that form of diet are usually futile and of no real moment.  From the standpoint of the eternal verities, what a man eats or wears are seen in a connotation very different to that of the one-pointed fanatic.  Let me again reiterate  that this whole problem of the taking of life (whether in the vegetable or the animal kingdom) is a far bigger one than we know, and should be approached from an angle different (not only in degree but in kind) to that of the taking of life in the human family.  The three aspects of divinity meet in man, and with the destiny of a divine son of God no one must interfere.  Where the two aspects of divinity are concerned, as in the subhuman kingdoms, the attitude can be otherwise, and the emerging truth is different to that which the little minds believe.

Esoteric Psychology, Vol 1, Pages 241-242

No set diet could be entirely correct for a group of people on differing rays, of different temperaments and equipment and at various ages.  Individuals are every one of them unlike on some points; they require to find out what it is that they, as individuals, need, in what manner their bodily requirements can best be met, and what type of substances can enable them best to serve.  Each person must find this out for himself.  There is no group diet.  No enforced elimination of meat is required or strict vegetarian diet compulsory.

Keys Posts 2012, Part 25

This entry is part 40 of 40 in the series 2012A

Dec 17, 2012

The Sandy Hook Shooting

Nathan writes: Another thing I’ve noticed is that the Right tends to seize opportunity to push for their own agenda as well after events like these. I’m sure the NRA and the arms industry loves events like these as it gives them a better opportunity to manipulate the feelings of fear and paranoia surrounding such events so they can have a better chance of raising more money for their fundraisers and to sell more guns.

JJ Wow. You are about as wrong as wrong can be on this remark. No Second Amendment supporter “loves events like these.” This is about the craziest assumption I have ever seen in print.

The truth is when a shooting like this occurs our hearts sink for we know that the Right to Bear Arms as well as freedom itself is going to come under attack. We would just as soon not discuss politics at all until the mourning is over and the dead are buried but we know that the Left will be shouting their mantras and organizing marches and protests and writing laws from day one. We know we will be forced to defend ourselves with reason in a highly charged emotional, non reasoning atmosphere.

Meet the Press tried to find one pro Amendment senator to come on the show and promote his agenda and not one would agree to. On the other hand the Left were eager to join the media with their agenda. The Right doesn’t want to promote an agenda in times like these but they are forced to defend themselves because they are under incessant attack.

Here are some interesting facts I copied from another post:

The FACT also is that the states with the highest gun ownership in the US (Alaska, WV, Montana, Wyoming, S Dakota, Idaho – all well over 50% gun ownership with all the evil “Wild West” gun culture as well – also rank #25, #27, #34, #37, #38, #41 in homicide rate). And except for Alaska and Wyoming, all these states are poorer than average as well. So there’s goes your “rich people who own guns aren’t as homicidal as poor people with guns” inference. And again – this is the US – so it ain’t “Wild West culture” or generic “Americanness” or “stupid rural people who cling to guns and religion” which is to blame for homicides.

This Connecticut massacre happened in a state with the 5th lowest gun ownership – roughly 17% – which is lower than many countries that gun control advocates look to – Canada (30%), France (30%), Scandinavian countries (15-30%), Germany (30%), UK (7%) – (So much for the notion that laws regulating guns actually eliminate guns). And it is also the state with the highest income per capita too. End Quote

Switzerland is a great example of a country where guns are even more prevalent that the United States yet they have a low crime rate. You often will see people on a bus carrying an assault rifle.

Here’s a good article to check out:

On a positive note concerning your post, Nathan, we seem to agree on the second half. A lot of the violence we have can be attributed to culture, drugs and violet video games.

 

Dec 21, 2012

Different Type of Gathering

lwk will like this story:

 

Dec 21, 2012

End of the World

Looks like the world did not end on Friday (referring to the Mayan prophecy). I gave a class on this subject in 2006. Here is the

entire lecture in eight parts.

 

Dec 23, 2012

Re: End of the World

Blayne said he picked up some positive vibes which gave him some hope a new day is dawning.

Well, the world did not end on Dec 21st, but I did pick up a burst of positive energy that has been released. According to DK this release should reach a climax on the 28th during the full moon. The full moon at that time will be 5:21 AM Eastern time, 6:21 AM Central, 7:21 AM Rock Mountain and 8:21 AM Pacific. Unless you are an early riser it would probably be a good idea to meditate Thursday on the evening of the 27th just before going to sleep.

In the meantime contemplate and meditate on linking up with the Christ and his work each day until the full moon, and afterwards as one is inclined to do.

Saying The Great Invocation, The Song of the 144,000 and especially now the Avatar invocation. Here it is again:

From the center where the Will of God is known, let Purpose guide the little wills of men.

Let the One Great Life manifest His Purpose and send forth His Avatar.

Let this Master of Purpose come forth and amplify our wills to synthesize them with His own, giving us power to serve.

Let the Avatar of Synthesis manifest to the group of which I am a part.

That we may prepare the earth for the Lords of Light and Love.

Let Will and Power and Purpose manifest the Christ on earth.

Speaking of the end of the world I thought I would post some of the comments I have made about the Mayan prophecy since 2004. Here they are:

The next prediction everyone is getting upset about is a Mayan prophecy about Dec 21, 2012. Some feel that the world will end or have a big cataclysm at that date.

Chances are that Dec 21 will not be that much different than June 21 and 2012 will not be any worse than 2011. Posted 3/14/2004 http://www.freeread.com/archives/2397.html

JJ:

2012 will probably be like any other year with its ups and downs. It is the end of the age according to the Mayan calendar and it will be more of a change in consciousness and it will not be the end of the world. The world will continue. I will say just one more thing; there are many things that are unpredictable and many people think that our future is outlined for us but a lot of it is not and we creating our future right now. A monkey wrench can be thrown into the works that can change a lot of things.

Taken from a Class given in 2005

There has been an ongoing prediction about an economic collapse since I can remember. It is always floating out there, someone is always making a prediction, but someday there probably will be a collapse, so someday somebody is going to be right and it probably will not be because they are physic but by accident. Somebody is just going to be right and periodically there are small collapses but let us hope there is not a complete collapse.

The most recent prophesy is 2012 the end of the Mayan calendar and many people are predicting the end of the world here. People are getting wiser and I noticed that when they first started talking about it there was a lot of end of world talk. Now the opinion is shifting, they are seeing all these other predictions that predicted the end of the world have not happened. Many people are changing the prediction around 2012 and saying that it just means the end of the cycle, or the end of something else and it will not be the end of the world.

I think people are waking up to the fact that there have been so many end of the world predictions out there that people are beginning to be a little more cautious about them. The end of the world will not actually come for millions of years but when you think about it we could have a lot of problems in between. We have the threat of a nuclear war and all kinds of things that could create tremendous problems but it is very unlikely that it would be the end of mankind. McCall Gathering 2007 http://www.freeread.com/archives/405

My feeling about 2012 is that it is a point taking us into the Age of Aquarius. I don’t think there is anything magical with 2012 over 2011. From what I understand it was the end of their calendar and they saw this as the end of an age rather than the end of the world. It could be an intense time period. Let me see. It is now 2007… we could have some interesting things happen by that time. I see a larger turning point occurring around 2025-2030, which I see as an intense period of change. McCall Gathering 2007 http://www.freeread.com/archives/288

As far as Dec 21st goes, I do not expect any doomsday but a fairly normal day with the media making a lot of jokes about the end of the world.

I do expect to begin picking up some spiritual energy though.

 

Dec 24, 2012

Interesting Photos from Space

Check this out

 

Dec 26, 2012

Death to the Soul

Ruth Quoting me: “The life force and vitality of the group or nation diminishes until either the soul force dies or the tyranny overthrown and freedom restored.”

Ruth: I am wondering if a “soul force” actually dies?

Or is a “soul force” cut off/disengaged or shut out from the point of it’s origin in these cases?

Does this also apply to an individual as well, when an individual is dominated by fear or another person who takes away his or her freedom of choice etc, then this person can be cut off from soul force or energy?

JJ Keep in mind that the physical death of a person does not mean the entity ceases to be. Death is a separation. In the case of regular death it is the separation of the spirit from the body. The life force itself does not die but lives on.

In the case of the soul – this does not die but the consciousness of the individual, group or nation can be separated from the force of the soul or soul contact to the degree that they are dead to it.

This has pretty much been the case in North Korea. The people are so controlled and their attention is so focused on their “Dear Leader” that little or no attention is given to the soul. The soul energy is still there but it does not enter their heads to tune into it.

The same happens in the case of the individual. His or her consciousness can be so captivated by the beast of authority that he gives none to the true soul. Sooner or later, most such people will be born again and focus on the soul. The only ones that will not do this will be those who have drank from the spiritual fountain ad then through selfishness and attachment to the material world knowingly reject the soul. When this happens for a period of time the entity suffers the true second death and becomes dead to the soul in this round of evolution and will have to start all over again in the far future.

 

Dec 26, 2012

Suppression

Here’s a study that verifies my teachings about the importance of letting our feelings out and not suppressing:

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Avatar of Synthesis

This entry is part 39 of 40 in the series 2012A

Dec 17, 2012

DK on The Avatar of Synthesis

Let me remind the those in the group who wish to cooperate to say the Invocation for the Avatar of Synthesis every day until Friday, the 21st and then say it three times a day and concentrate on being a receiver.

Here is the invocation for the Avatar of Synthesis:

From the center where the Will of God is known, let Purpose guide the little wills of men.

Let the One Great Life manifest His Purpose and send forth His Avatar.

Let this Master of Purpose come forth and amplify our wills to synthesize them with His own, giving us power to serve.

Let the Avatar of Synthesis manifest to the group of which I am a part.

That we may prepare the earth for the Lords of Light and Love.

Let Will and Power and Purpose manifest the Christ on earth.

Here is some additional information from DK on the Avatar which is worth some study.

JJ

5. Divine Embodiments. These Avatars appear rarely; and when They do, the effectiveness and results of Their work are very great. They issue forth into manifestation via the centre at Shamballa, because They are an expression of the will nature of Deity; They embody divine purpose; the energy pouring through Them and transmitted by Them is focussed through the Lord of the World; They can only be reached by the united voices of the Hierarchy and of humanity speaking in unison; Their service is evoked only by realised need, and only after those who call Them forth have added to their faith strenuous action and have done their utmost, alone and unaided, to overcome evil.

They never descend lower than the mental plane, and the main emphasis and attention of Their work is directed to the Hierarchy; the Hierarchy is Their transmitting agency; They occasionally reach those thinking people, focussed on the mental plane, who have clear vision, potent resolve, directed will and open minds, plus of course, essential purity of form. These Avatars express the Will of God, the energy of Shamballa, and the impulse lying behind divine purpose. When They do come forth, it will be the destroyer aspect of the first ray of power which They will express; They bring about death the death of all old and limiting forms and of that which houses evil. Their work will, therefore, fall into two categories:

a. They will destroy the forces of evil, using the agency of the Forces of Light.

b. They will reveal as much of the divine purpose as humanity is able to grasp through its best minds and most dedicated aspirants; They will clarify the vision of the world disciples and of all who have the disciplined will-to-know and who are dedicated to and expressive of the will-to-good. This knowledge and this will are needed in the coming period of readjustment.

How They will bring the present evil conditions to an end and how They will destroy the present evil state of materialistic aggression I may not reveal. It is not yet certain that human development and understanding and the massed intent of humanity will be adequate to the needed demand and strong enough to call Them forth. Time alone can determine that. God grant that the aspirants and disciples of the world will awaken to the opportunity and the imminent and waiting possibility. The plight of vast groups of people upon the planet today lies heavy upon the heart of the Hierarchy. But to bring release and the Appearance of the Power that can liberate, human cooperation is needed. Nowhere is this more desperately needed than among the German people in their unhappy land. God grant, therefore, that those Germans who have vision may join the forces of those who are seeking to free Germany and the German people from the imposed tyranny of the evil Lodge, working through their seven representatives in Germany. Once the Germans who are living free lives in other lands can think in terms of humanity as a whole and not in terms of national glamours, revenge or self-pity, then their voices will be added to those of the other free peoples and to those of the aspirants and disciples in all other nations.

When the Avatar comes He will convey to humanity something for which we have as yet no true name. It is neither love nor will as we understand them. Only a phrase of several words can convey something of the significance and then only feebly. This phrase is “the principle of directed purpose.” This principle involves three factors:

a. Understanding (intuitive and instinctual, but intelligently interpreted) of the plan as it can be worked out in the immediate future.

b. Focussed intention, based on the above and emphasising an aspect of the will, hitherto undeveloped in man.

c. Capacity to direct energy (through understanding and intent) towards a recognised and desired end, overcoming all obstacles and destroying all that stands in the way. This is not destruction of forms by force such as is now being imposed on the world, but a destruction brought about by the greatly strengthened life within the form. Only the next one hundred years will reveal the significance of this statement and then only if the massed intent of the people evokes this Avatar of Synthesis during the next twelve months. I have called this Being by this name because it expresses the quality and the objective of the force He brings and wields. Another and lesser Avatar is also awaiting a call from humanity. He is esoterically related to the Avatar of Synthesis, being overshadowed by Him. This Avatar can descend on to the physical plane into outer expression and can thus step down and transmit the stimulation and quality of the force of the greater Avatar Who can come no nearer than the mental plane. Who this Coming One may be is not yet revealed. It may be the Christ, if His other work permits; it may be One chosen by Him to issue forth, overshadowed by the Avatar of Synthesis and directed in His activities by the Christ, the Lord of Love. In this way, the energies of both Shamballa and the Hierarchy will be focussed through the chosen Coming One. Thus a triangle of loving, purposeful energy will be created which may prove a more effective way of releasing energy and a safer way, than the focussed impact of one selected force might be.

I realise the difficulty of this subject and perhaps may simplify the matter by a brief summation:

1. A great cosmic Avatar can come if the Hierarchy and humanity can stand together with massed intent.

a. He will descend into the three worlds of human endeavour, but no nearer than the mental plane.

b. He will transmit a cosmic energy whose quality is Synthesis. This will express itself through harmony and unity, producing necessarily understanding, promoting goodwill, and eventually ending the separative, isolating tendencies of mankind.

c. His note and vibration can only be sensed by those whose individual note is also synthesis and whose life objective is the will-to-good. These are consequently the Members of the Hierarchy, the disciples and aspirants of the world and a few of the men of goodwill.

2. A Messenger or Avatar of equal rank to the Christ in the Hierarchy (or possibly Christ Himself) may come forth as the Representative of the Avatar of Synthesis and as His transmitting Agent.

a. This lesser Avatar works today as one of the senior Members of the Great White Lodge and is in close touch with the Christ, with the Manu and with the Lord of Civilisation, the Master R.; He will act as the Coordinator between the Hierarchy and Shamballa. He will fuse and blend in Himself, through the quality of His Own life, the three great energies:

The will-to-spiritual power. The will-to-love in its spiritual connotation. The will-to-manifest spiritually.

b. The antiquity of the achievement of this Coming One is to be found in the name applied to Him, which is found in so many of the world Scriptures: The Rider on the White Horse. This refers to the time prior to the phrase so well-known in the Christian fields: “The Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” In the earlier cycle, the then initiates spoke of the “sacrificial horse, slain to all eternity.” It conveys the same basic idea.

c. This Avatar can descend to the physical plane and there appear, to lead His people as the Prince Who leads through war to peace. d. The whole problem before the Hierarchy and humanity today, in connection with the coming Avatar, can be summed up in the following four questions:

Can He bring the energy of synthesis with Him, thereby bringing about rapid changes?

This depends upon His being overshadowed by the Avatar of Synthesis and upon that Avatar being evoked through the demand and the massed intent of humanity, aided by the Hierarchy.

Will the demand of the people be strong enough to evoke the higher potency, or will it be too feeble because of the failure of the world disciples and aspirants to focus this massed intent throughout the planet?

Will the higher overshadowing not take place and only the lesser Avatar come to institute a slower method of gradual reform?

This slower method will be necessitated only if and because humanity will have demonstrated its inability to call forth and receive the higher measure and more potent vibration of divine energy. It is entirely for the decision of the world disciples and aspirants; not the decision of poor bewildered, deluded humanity. Will the world disciples and aspirants appreciate the crisis and opportunity? They have not yet, as a whole, done so.

3. The Hierarchy today stands with massed intent. The cry of the masses is rising up to the very gates of Shamballa. It is stronger by far than the demand of the spiritually oriented people the disciples, the aspirants, the men of goodwill. They seem from the viewpoint of the Hierarchy to be overcome by inertia, to be engrossed by their theories and idealisms, and to be blind to the issues at stake. Can they be aroused? Can they stand with focussed intent, strenuous physical service and activity, and determined effort to struggle, even unto death, for the defeat of evil? Can they preserve the inner attitude of love and non-separateness? Can they relinquish all for love of humanity? Can they sacrifice every thing for the cause of freedom and of righteousness? This is the problem confronting Those Who are working for the appearance of the Greater and the Lesser Avatars Who can at this time save humanity if humanity desires salvation and will take the needed steps.

The Needed Steps

These steps are various in kind though one in intent. The first step is to realise clearly what are the methods whereby the Avatar can come and so reach humanity. These are the same methods, whether it is the Avatar of Synthesis, working through the Hierarchy, or the Avatar of Coordination (as I might call Him), working through humanity and representing the greater Avatar upon the physical plane.

The methods whereby Avatars reach and influence Their agents or those who respond to Their note, vibration and message are three in number.

1. Overshadowing. Where there is kinship in quality, in objective and in nature, it is possible for the Avatar to overshadow some Member of the Hierarchy (as in the case of the Avatar of Synthesis) or some disciple or aspirant where humanity is concerned (in the case of a lesser Avatar). This is done through meditation, through a directed stream of thought energy, the presentation of a thoughtform and the evocation of the focussed will of the one who is overshadowed. All this proceeds rapidly where there is close cooperation between the latter (the sensitive responding disciple) and the Avatar. The Christ is today in very close rapport with the Avatar of Synthesis, and this rapport will continue, becoming closer and closer until the Full Moon of June; He is giving all possible aid, as is His Brother, the Buddha. It is this which makes the coming Full Moon of May of such supreme importance.

A group of Masters and initiates Who are specially related to the Christ’s department, as well as a group working under the Master M., are endeavouring to respond to this overshadowing which is only possible even to Them when transmitted to Them by the Christ. (I talk here of mysteries.) It will therefore be apparent to you that, as They succeed and become increasingly sensitive to and aware of this overshadowing energy of the great Avatar, Their disciples on earth can also in a dim and faint way become responsive to the ideas that are formulated in the mind of their particular Master in response to avataric impression. Ponder on this.

2. Inspiration. This is more direct than overshadowing and more potent in results. Certain Members of the Hierarchy and, above all, the lesser Avatars, are inspired from “on high” by the cosmic Avatar and become at times direct expressions of His mind, His energy and His plans. This is the spiritual correspondence to obsession. In the case of obsession, a man is taken possession of and inspired by some evil entity; in inspiration, there is no possession but only what is called “identical response”a very different thing. In the one case, the free will and intelligent understanding of the Master or the disciple is enlisted on the side of the spiritual Agent; the spiritual man, functioning as a soul, becomes the channel for forces, ideas and activities other than his own but to which he gives full intuitive assent. It is all carried forward with full understanding and consciousness of method, process and results. It is an act of free spiritual cooperation, for the good of humanity, in the work of a great spiritual Force or Being. The cooperation of the Master Jesus with the Christ is a case in point. In connection with the coming Avatar, it may involve the cooperation of the Christ or of a “kindred, equal soul” with a cosmic Being or Presence, taking place on still higher spiritual levels of consciousness and producing an incredibly focussed potency.

In the case of obsession, the evil force enslaves the personality which, in the majority of cases, is but a shell. Of this, Hitler is a case in point. This produces greater potency on the physical plane and on the astral plane; it is quicker and more immediate in results, but the lasting power is less and the effects are relatively temporary.

In the processes of inspiration, the lesser Avatar through His life and contacts in the three worlds will necessarily influence sensitive, spiritually oriented disciples and aspirants, and thus the inspiration coming from the cosmic Avatar becomes in time a group inspiration, and therefore can be more safely handled. This group inspiration can happen today. If it does, there will then be a simultaneous appearing of the cosmic Avatar, the World Saviour in the Person of the lesser Avatar, and at the same time a group saviour, composed of responsive disciples and world servers. Ponder again on this.

In this way, if you will note carefully, there is established a direct linked chain from humanity, via the Hierarchy, to Shamballa. The Hierarchy is working at the establishing of this chain, aided by Their disciples. The demand for the cooperation of all aspirants is now going forth, because the times are urgent. If this relationship can be established (and it will be a sad day for humanity if it cannot), then the third method of avataric expression becomes possible.

3. Appearance or Manifestation. Every possible step has been taken by the Hierarchy to enable the Avatar, the Coming One, to appear. What these steps are cannot be declared here. Only some questions, suggesting possibility, are permissible. Think you that His body of manifestation is already on Earth, waiting to be overshadowed, inspired and used at the right time, as was the vehicle of the Master Jesus by the Christ? There are those who say that it is waiting and has been waiting for 22 years. Is it possible that there will be a sudden descent of the Prince of Light and Peace to change present conditions by the effectiveness of His radiance and His message? There are those who look for Him to suddenly appear, and they number millions of expectant people. Some say He is already on His way. Is it possible that this Wesak Festival will see Him approach nearer to the Hierarchy and make a contact with Them? Some say it will take place. Can the “massed intent” of humanity evoke response and lead to the appearance on Earth of the lesser Avatar? Some say nothing can stop it. Prophecy, expectation and the present time cycle testify to the opportunity. This possible dual event the coming of the Avatar of Synthesis to the Hierarchy and of the lesser Avatar, His Representative, to humanity can be a probable happening if the world disciples and aspirants measure up to the opportunity.

The Immediate Task

I enter upon my concluding remarks wondering if anything I can say will awaken disciples to the needed spiritual efforta spiritual effort which must find expression in physical plane decisions and activity. A certain aspect of physical plane effort is already being undertaken by them through very force of circumstance: Red Cross activity in every land, response to urgent, surrounding, physical need, and the mobilisation of their time and resources by leaders in all countries are the keynotes of the time. But it is the inner spiritual activity and orientation (paralleling the outer activity) which is required. This is an activity which is preceded by clear factual thinking and decision. Can the world disciples and aspirants evidence this full life on all levels? Are they capable of an intensive inner life as well as of unflagging attention to outer duty and demands? This is the problem. Are they capable of laying aside their own pet theories and trifling ideals (trifling in the face of the appalling world situation) and focus every possible effort on fighting evil upon the physical plane, as well as on other levels, with every possible agency? Can they at the same time live that dynamic life of thought and inclusive comprehension which will find expression in the voiced appeal to the Avatar? It is feeling and fanatical adherence to a loved ideal which frequently stand between a disciple and effective service on the physical plane. It is old habits of thought and the determined effort to interpose some mystical dream between conditions as they are and conditions as they could be, if disciples took right action, which have prevented effective service.

But, my brother, all things have to become new and that means a new vision, a new idealism, and a new life technique. Past ideals, past dreams and past efforts to tread the Path and express brotherhood have produced most successfully a certain changed attitude in the race, a new orientation to the life of the spirit, and a focussed intention to move forward. That was the desired goal and that goal has now been reached.

The right attitude is now present in many people in every race, and it is the recognition of this which has called forth the activity of the Brothers of the Shadow at this time. They realise that the time of their power is shortening. The hold of the materialistic values over man is steadily becoming weaker. So far has man progressed that there are enough people in the world today to turn the tide if they can be aroused from their apathy.

I tried to arouse them to speed and clear thinking between the years 1932-1938 but though something was accomplished, it was not enough. The blindness, illusion, separativeness and inertia of the aspirants of the world today constitute one of the factors with which the Hierarchy has to contend. Aspirants are preoccupied with their own little affairs and with their own small efforts, instead of relinquishing everything in an endeavour to unite on the needed appeal and activity. They are contending for their own interpretations of truth, and for their pet ideals of peace, living or work and like Nerothey “fiddle whilst Rome burns.” All their lives they have fought for an ideal and a dream, and they love that more than they love humanity. Yet all that is needed is such a deep love of humanity that it works out on all levels of activity and all life effort. If the idealists of the world would realise the situation as it is, they would relinquish all that they hold dear and come to the rescue of humanity, and thus snatch the helpless masses back from slavery and death. They would battle for the freedom of the human soul with every weapon in the armory of mankind. They would hold back the forces of aggression by force itself if need be. They would aim at clear thinking, and thus clear the channel for the inflow of spiritual force. The major prerequisites today for true world service are an overwhelming love of humanity and a sense of proportion. The only requirements today for disciples and aspirants may be summed up as follows:

1. The doing of everything possible to bring the war to an end. Every physical plane method must be used to drive the forces of evil and of cruelty back to their dark place. Physical plane methods, when motivated by unchanging love of humanity and under the direction of an enlightened soul, become agents of righteousness. There are worse things than the death of the physical body; there is the enslaving of the human soul.

2. The focussing of the inner life towards the Hierarchy in radiant faith. The way of the Coming One must be made clear, and the life force must be dedicated to the outer life of compassion.

3. The clarifying of the mental life in the pure light of the soul. Disciples live too much in the world of feeling; hence the clouding of their vision. When they have clarified their minds and see the situation whole, they can then appeal to the Avatar to make His appearance. This appeal must be made via the Christ.

4. Disciples must endeavour to understand what are the objectives of the Avatar, and thus fit themselves to cooperate.

The second step is to understand clearly what is the task which must be undertaken in preparation for the Coming One. This entails four things:

1. The effort to stand with all other disciples and aspirants in an attempt to call forth the Avatar, to reach Him by focussed intensive thought and to evoke His response. This is the purpose of the new Invocation. It voices intent, makes demand and pledges cooperation.

2. The providing of a nucleus or group through which the Avatar of Synthesis can work when the lesser Avatar has come forth upon the physical plane. This involves individual activity, the sounding out of a clear note, based on clear mental perception, the recognition of those allied in the work and the development of conscious group work. In this group work the personality is subordinated and only the following determinations are dominant:

a. The determination to offer group service as a group to the world group.

b. The determination to establish right human relations upon the planet.

c. The determination to develop everywhere the spirit of goodwill.

d. The determination to withstand evil through planned group activity.

3. To construct a network of light and service in every land. This is begun in the individual environment of the server, and gradually extended throughout the world. It was with this idea in view that I suggested the forming of triangles of people, pledged to use the Invocation and to extend its use through the world. It is my specific plan to help mass world thought and thus evoke the Avatar, and likewise to provide a world group through which the new forces and energies can function, the new ideas can spread. and the coming world order find adherents.

4. To prepare the general public for the Coming One by pointing out the testimony of the past, the recognition of the universal need for divine intervention and the holding out of hope to the distressed, the doubting and the tortured. In His appearance lies hope, and history testifies that it has frequently happened at times of world crisis.

Such are the possibilities which I present to your understanding. I have told and taught you much in past years. I have often asked for your cooperation and your help in world service. Some have responded and given help. Many have longed to aid. The majority have done little or nothing. In this moment of crisis (within the world crisis) I again ask for your cooperation and leave you to make your decision.

May the love of God and of your fellowmen inspire you; the light of your souls direct you and the strength of the group enable you to aid in bringing good out of the present evil by right action and clear thinking. Externalization of the Hierarchy, Pg 303-313

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Keys Posts 2012, Part 25

This entry is part 37 of 40 in the series 2012A

Dec 8, 2012

DK Quote

Justin Probably no blackout then. HOWEVER, the date Dec. 28, 2012 IS a very special one if I understand this DK quote correctly:

“In 1942, there will come another PLANETARY INFLOW of which we are all begged to avail ourselves, and for which we are urged to make due preparation. This ‘week of group impact,’ occurring EVERY SEVEN YEARS, will run from December 21st till DECEMBER 28TH, and if this should at any time fall at the period of the FULL MOON, the opportunity will be MOST SIGNIFICANT. This possibility must be watched. This week should be regarded as pre-eminently the ‘festival week’ of the New Group of World Servers, and AFTER 1942 advantage must be taken of this period, and special PREPARATION made. This fact invites the attention of all of us.” Esoteric Psychology II, P 195 (capitalization emphasis mine)

So the Friday after Christmas meets all the criteria for a time of heavy inflow of the type of energy the lights were supposed to take advantage of in 1942 but failed. First, it occurs every 7 years, and it is now 70 years hence (7×10). Second, the full moon falls on the 28th which date is within the range of “most significant” opportunity.

So here’s hoping that all true World Servers are now preparing for this as admonished by DK.

JJ Great discovery of that DK quote, Justin. Normally I do not pay that much attention to alignment predictions but because DK is an earned authority with me I will pay extra attention to this one. Apparently this is a cyclic period of planetary inflow and the seven tens plus the full moon does indeed seem to make this one significant. This ironically coincides with e Mayan prophecy. This would be a good time for individuals to concentrate on picking up inspiration from higher lives and the group as a whole to meditate and send energy for the success of the work of light and for the greater dissemination of my writings.

 

Dec 8, 2012

Shamballa Energy

Ruth quotes me: “Now the Shamballa energy has been released again. It is more important than you know that the Workers of Light tune into it to bring down the baptism of fire. There is a certain window of opportunity that we now have, but it will not stay open.”forever.http://www.freeread.com/archives/4264.html

Then she asks: Did we/you miss that opportunity back then? If energy was released in 2008, then the next 7 year cycle would be 2015?

JJ That wasn’t written in 2008 but in 1994. In this series I gave out some past teachings that I gave out to a group on AOL before the Keys list was formed.

I picked up my first and largest dose of the Shamballa energies in 1978. It set my mind on my life’s mission to create positive change for humanity. Since that time I have felt it in circulation a couple of times but never as strong as it was back then.

Just because a disciple or dark worker tunes into its reverberation does not mean explosive things are going to immediately happen or even that the worker will be successful. It merely means that the ideas that can transform the world are put in circulation. However, when the Shamballa energy is in circulation the disciple will have a greater than usual inner drive that propels him toward change.

Right now, as far as my work is concerned, all the ingredients inspired by the Shamballa energy are in place, but the energy itself is at a low ebb. There is a possibility that there may be a new release during the Dec 21-28 cycle of this year. Time will tell.

 

Dec 9, 2012

Dose of Shamballa

JJ wrote: I picked up my first and largest dose of the Shamballa energies in 1978. It set my mind on my life’s mission to create positive change for humanity. Since that time I have felt it in circulation a couple of times but never as strong as it was back then.

sh asks: Was that when you first discovered the principle of the Molecular Relationship? If not, can you tell us what it was that showed up in your life at that time? And, has it changed or shifted or evolved since then? Of course if any of this is personal or otherwise not mesaage board fodder, no problem.

Yes, it was shortly after I received the Molecular Relationship that I consciously perceived this energy. In reality it is not energy as we normally think of it but it rearranges and moves energy through the consciousness of receivers.

JJ: Right now, as far as my work is concerned, all the ingredients inspired by the Shamballa energy are in place, but the energy itself is at a low ebb.

sh: Why might that be?

JJ There are windows of opportunity that open and close in cycles. I try and follow the example of Paul and work “in season and out of season.” That way the worker is prepared when a new day of opportunity comes.

Because we are on the cusp of a greater new age disciples on the Right and Left are having difficulty in using the Shamballa energy toward solid ends. Fortunately for us a new Hitler has not surfaced who has picked it up though Obama may have picked up a dose of it back in the 1990s.

When tapped into the results are quicker on the path of materialism and slower but more permanent on the path of light.

 

Dec 10, 2012

Shamballa Continued

Duke writes: It sounds like you’re saying that Shamballa energy can be picked up and used by a Hitler-type. I would have thought that energy from a good source would resonate with the good guys but not with the bad guys because they’d be tuned in to a totally different wavelength, so to speak. What makes it a source of power for either side?

JJ The energies of the rays are like gravity. They are neither good or evil but can be used in either direction.

For instance, both Jesus and Hitler had seven centers and were influenced by the energy of the seven rays. Obviously, they used those energies in different directions.

Let us suppose that superhuman powers decided it would be an advantage for us as a whole if they increased the power of gravity. A stone that used to weight 100 pounds now weighs 150 pounds. A bad guy pushes a guy off a ledge and uses this extra gravity to do extra damage. On the other hand, a good guy uses the extra gravity to produce additional energy with hydropower. The increase of gravity could be used for good or evil but the end situation would be the result of an intelligent design.

 

Dec 12, 2012

Preparation for the New Energy

I read before and after the quote and discovered that DK indicates that the energies of Capricorn will be augmented by this inflowing energy. Capricorn is symbolized by the mountain goat, which is able to overcome all obstacles and scale to the top of the mountain peak. If Capricorn energies are enhanced the disciple will have greater power to achieve.

Blayne’s question caused me to reflect and as I did the inner voice spoke and said:

“Remember the invocation for the Avatar of Synthesis. Now is the time to put it to use.”

To refresh your memory, DK spoke of this avatar as one from another solar system that is coming here to assist the Christ. The Christ is second ray energy but this avatar adds power since he is on the first ray. He can only descend to the mental place so disciples must raise their consciousness there to share his consciousness.

Here is the invocation for the Avatar of Synthesis:

From the center where the Will of God is known, let Purpose guide the little wills of men.

Let the One Great Life manifest His Purpose and send forth His Avatar.

Let this Master of Purpose come forth and amplify our wills to synthesize them with His own, giving us power to serve.

Let the Avatar of Synthesis manifest to the group of which I am a part. That we may prepare the earth for the Lords of Light and Love.

Let Will and Power and Purpose manifest the Christ on earth.

Those that wish to prepare for this inflow of energy should begin saying this every day until the 21st and then say it three times a day until the 28th. Those who have experiences or impressions should share them here on the forum.

It should be helpful for the group to study how we used this invocation at the 2004 gathering. Here is the link:

http://www.freeread.com/archives/3001.html

 

Dec 12, 2012

More on Shamballa

Ruth writes: I have to ask, if Justin did not bring this to our attention, then perhaps you (and the group) would have missed out on this “significant” cyclic period energy release?

Or was this cycle not as important to the bigger scheme of things to come?

JJ If an energy release is to occur it will happen whether we know in advance or not and those who are sensitive will be aware of it. It is helpful to know of such a thing in advance to make sure you can give it appropriate attention.

Ruth: I guess that this non attention to alignment predictions could have happened before in Germany when the significant Shamballa energy was released, and perhaps Stauffenberg and some of the other Disciples didn’t realize that the Shamballa energy being released was as significant back then?

JJ Neither the good guys or the bad guys in Germany knew anything about the Shamballa energy but they both picked it up. Hitler had the advantage of being 18 years older than Stauffenberg and was in a situation to be able to make quicker use of it. By the time Hitler was beginning his organization Stauffenberg was still trying to formulate his philosophy and figure out what his mission was. Stauffenberg was just getting his formula of approach together when the Nazis took over and he was swept into the new order making the work of light almost impossible.

I’m not sure what kind of energy release is coming or how significant it will be but Capricorn conveys Rays 1 and 3 so the opportunity to garner some will-power-purpose energy may be at hand. I’ll know more on Dec 29th.

 

Dec 15, 2012

The Shooting

By Now I’m sure all of you have heard about the school shooting by 20-year-old Adam Lanza in Connecticut. This is a particularly disturbing event because 20 or so of the victims were young elementary children. It makes me think of how disturbed I would be if something like this happened to my sweet grand kids. I’m pretty good with empathy but one thing I have difficulty with is understanding the mindset of a person who wants to hurt or abuse little children.

I can much easier identify with the mindset of Jesus who said: “But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” Matt 18:6

Sadly that which outweighs the grief the nation suffers over this disaster is the glee many on the Left take in seizing this as an opportunity to enact gun control.

Yes, they have called for gun control with every shooting disaster we have had in the past but this time the atmosphere is different. We are kind of at a point of tension and this event along with the reelection of the most liberal president in history has created momentum.

The President gave a hint of the battle to come in his innocent sounding remarks after the catastrophe:

“We are going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this regardless of the politics.”

The statement “regardless of the politics” tells us that the “meaningful action” will be action that will be resisted by many.

I’m not a big fan of Alex Jones but he does make a good point that they are coming for our guns. Check this out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2h1QNTQDnoU

It is certainly true that people on the Left all across the country are calling for gun control. Politics seems to be more important to them than comforting the bereaved families or giving them time to grieve.

So what is the solution? Would more gun control solve the problem?

In answer to this we must consider that Connecticut already has some of the most stringent gun control laws in the country. It’s up there with Washington DC and Illinois. These two states have lots of gun control but high murder rates so strong gun control measures don’t seem to work for them.

Even if we banned all guns crazy people would still find a way to commit mass murders. They could make explosives, poison the water or kill with knives as is happening in China despite their ban on guns. This is from the AP:

BEIJING, China – A Chinese teenager has killed eight people and wounded another five in a knife attack in the country’s northeast.

The official Xinhua News Agency said the attack took place last night in Liaoning province.

It did not immediately give any other details in its report today, such as the ages of the victims.

Violent crimes are growing more common in China.

There was a string of knife attacks against schoolchildren across the country in early 2010 that killed nearly 20 and wounded more than 50. (End Quote)

What then is the solution? There are three things that can be done.

(1) Stop making drug addicts of our kids. It’s bad enough that the average adult is taking a half dozen or so drugs but so also are our elementary kids taking many prescribed drugs, and many of them are mood altering. Almost all the mass school shooters were taking a lot of prescription drugs. The two at Columbine did as well as the Virginia and Batman shooters. After taking these drugs long enough depression often sets in and they become disconnected to the real world. Shooting a bunch of kids seems like a fun video game to them.

(2) Allow teachers and adult staff to take guns to school. Some will say they could go crazy and become shooters themselves. To this the answer is simple. If they wanted to shoot up the school they could do it anytime now. Even though it is against the rules they could still bring a gun to school and create havoc. If a teacher had been armed in any of these school shootings much of the tragedy could have been prevented. They might have been entirely stopped because what kid wants to start shooting if someone will shoot back?

(3) Hire an armed security guy at each school. If we don’t allow teachers to carry guns then this is the next best thing. The trouble is it would be expensive, and if there is just one guy to take out, many shooters could figure they could subdue him and have the element of surprise.

During all the years I attended school I never heard of one school shooting anywhere in the country? What has changed? A fewer percentage of people own guns today than 50 years ago.

There have been two main changes. The first is our culture itself and the second is the forcing of mind-altering drugs on our kids.

May sane minds return to government.

 

Dec 15, 2012

Kids

There are some kids that are truly depressed for which some medication may be appropriate. The trouble is they are way over-prescribing and also prescribing at a much younger age than they should. They are giving kids drugs just so they will be easier to control rather than to help them with their problems. No one I knew took prescription mind altering drugs when I was in elementary and high school and all my friends had guns. No one felt like shooting up innocents just to take out their wrath.

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Keys Posts 2012, Part 24

This entry is part 38 of 40 in the series 2012A

Nov 25, 2012

Books I Have Read

A while back several expressed interest in Books I have read and I linked to a list of them. Quite a bit of time has passed since then so I just uploaded an updated list to the files section. It’s a PDF taken from Goodreads and some of the titles are cut off at page endings but most of them are there.

The books we read are a big influence on the formation of our lives so a list like this does give some insights into the reader.

As noted earlier the list is here:

 

Nov 27, 2012

Free Energy?

Here’s a site that claims you can build a free energy device for under $100 that was originally invented by Lester Hendershot.

I’d be interested in Sterling’s opinion (or anyone else with knowledge) on this.

 

Nov 27, 2012

Alternative to Seasteading (Click Here)

 

Nov 28, 2012

Steps to Zion

Ruth gave this quote: “If a group were to build an entire city after the order of the New Jerusalem, and the inhabitants themselves were seeking the New Jerusalem consciousness then the entire city could be filled with light. First, a highly refined spiritual light, and finally a materialized physical light so that from a distance others would see Zion as “a flame of fire by night” [See Isaiah 4:5.] as Isaiah said.

The New Jerusalem sequence also puts the forces within the city in harmony with nature so the inhabitants have the correct rain in their season, and have no fierce winds or great storms. The earth cooperates with the living city and brings forth an abundant harvest and dresses the city with beautiful flowers, plants, and smells to bring gladness to the heart of those who breath the scented air that permeates them.”  LINK

I thought that I should elaborate on this somewhat for clarification.

Sometimes when we speak of Zion seekers envision its creation as a one step process. That is a group of spiritual people will gather together and there it will be – a city of light perfectly run, drawing upon the powers of heaven.

The truth is the creation of Zion involves numerous steps over a fairly long period of time.

The beginning seed was initiated in the minds of prophets and spiritual people millennia ago and nurtured by many until the time of Jesus who also dreamed of its creation. But even he saw that the world was not ready for the gathering of lights. He exclaimed:

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!

“Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.” Matt 23:37-39

Jesus wanted to gather the lights and create Zion but the darkness was too great even for this great soul to overcome.

Progress was slow over the centuries. The next major step happened with the discovery of America. The promise of building a better world was held out and those who sought for a greater society gathered there. The gathering in the new land did not yield perfection but it did lead to the creation of a greatly improved governing system, much more sensitive to the needs of the people than the authoritarian kings of the past.

In the new land there sprung up numerous spiritual movements that gathered seekers together. The most notable was Mormonism, which actively sought the creation of the Zion of prophecy. They had many problems and the vision of Zion has faded and now exists only as a dream in a fairly orthodox religion. Still, seeds of Zion were planted and yet lingers in the hearts of the faithful.

Today we stand at the threshold of the next step, but it will not be the final one. The next step will be similar to the one that created the United States with one main difference. The creation of this country was not a planned event but occurred rather naturally with the discovery of a new land.

The next stage will be a planned event. The lights will build intentional communities on land and on the sea. Just like the motivating factor that caused many to gather in America (the prospect of greater freedom and opportunity) even so shall it be again. Most will not gather with us for obvious spiritual reasons, but for the prospect of greater freedom and opportunities as well as associating with like minded souls.

This next stage of gathering will face many problems. Not all gathered will be pure in heart and some will create problems. Even so, the people involved, as a whole, will have the highest vibration of any group on the planet and will attract the attention of the Spirit of the planet. Even though the vibration is not likely to be high enough to create a visible light and guarantee safety in all situations the earth itself will take the group under its wing and insure is survival so long as the vibration remains at a certain frequency or higher.

After this next stage of the gathering is secure the lights will create a gathering from the gathered and seek to build the spiritual Zion. This will take a number of attempts to perfect and I dare not say how many years hence it will be but the time will indeed come that the ancient vision of the prophets will be come a reality.

Someone expressed concern about the safety of those first gathered. For instance, pirates could attack us at sea or a nation could turn on us on land.

For this reason the gathering on a new land should not commence until we have the numbers and the wealth necessary to insure our preservation. To prepare for this,like-minded groups will be created in various parts of the world and when circumstances are right and a critical mass is reached the next major step will begin.

 

Nov 28, 2012

Initiation

Not all will achieve the high initiations during this earth existence. DK tells us that 60% of us will graduate when these planetary lessons are finished. To achieve this one needs to move out of emotional polarization to the mind or higher. The 40% who do not graduate will have to take many of their lessons over again on another planet while the rest will separate and move on. When this happens there still will not be a high percentage of fifth degree initiates but much more than now. As more people become initiates the circumstances for initiation may change some but the moving forward in consciousness will be essentially the same.

After the disciple has successfully circumvented the fourth initiation he has released himself from attachment which is the cause of most pain and from that point on doesn’t suffer the regular pain of humanity – unless he is in a mortal body. In that case, he is subject to normal physical discomforts.

Nov 29, 2012

Scary Video

This is the darndest prank I have ever seen anyone play. You have to watch this.

 

Nov 29, 2012

Common Sense

This may help explain to the Left why it makes no sense to borrow money the way our nation does.

Mr Brown wanted to get a lot of stuff but he didn’t have the money to fulfill all his desires. Then he received a credit card with no limit. The only negative was he had to pay the interest.

To get all the stuff he wanted he borrowed 40 cents for each dollar be spent and paid off none of the principle but only the interest. After a time he approached a crisis where even paying the interest was difficult and sought for advice.

Friend one told him that he must cut back on his spending and work toward balancing his budget. He should work toward paying for his desired stuff as he goes. The cutbacks will be difficult but necessary.

Brown tried this for a while and found himself struggling so he blamed his friend for giving bad advice.

Mr Brown sought out another friend. This friend sympathized with him and said, “I like lots of stuff too so I’d say don’t cut back but spend more than ever. The future will take care of itself.”

Mr. Brown liked this idea and spent like crazy.

Finally the credit card company became alarmed and cut off his credit. He could borrow no more. Furthermore, they demanded not only the interest, but payment on the principle.

This time Mr Brown had to make real cutbacks. He had to stop buying all his goodies and this life was miserable.

On reflection he blamed his second friend as a crazy man and recognized the first as the wise one.

 

Dec 3, 2012

In the Days of Noah

lwk writes: I don’t recollect JJ going into great detail about what follows in Matthew 24?

I have written some about the scripture in question. This first quote is from The Gathering of Lights.

Concerning the gathering Jesus gave another short parable. He talked about Noah and the days of Lot where the righteous were gathered out from the unjust and prophesied of the future: “I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord?…

They wanted to know where those who are the “elect” would be taken. Unfortunately, most born again Christians teach the unrealistic doctrine that they will be raptured into heaven, but Jesus said unto them: “Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be GATHERED TOGETHER.” Luke 17:34-37 Compare Matt 24:28.

The word “body” here is a symbol of the body of Christ or a group of those with the Christ consciousness and the “eagles” are a symbol of the Israelites (enlightened ones). In addition there is another correspondence here. “Body” comes from the Greek SOMA which is a derivative of SOZO. SOZO is the word that is translated as “save” throughout the New Testament,, but literally means deliverance.

“Eagle” comes from AETOS which is derived from AER which means flair” or “breath” and is the word from whence the modern word “air” is derived. Air is a symbol of the mind, of those who have risen above the emotional waters of life. The eagle is a symbol of freedom. The eagle flies through the air, or ‘the world of the mind and wisdom with great freedom. “Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.”. The eagle is also a symbol of a free government. AETOS is a good word to correspond to Israelites for they live in the plane of the mind and love freedom of thought.

The core meaning of the scripture could read: “Where ever deliverance or salvation is, there will the Israelites be gathered together.”

Interestingly, the scriptures tell us that one of the main purposes of the gathering is deliverance, and possible physical as well as spiritual protection. How much protection we will need depends on the free will of man and the steps he takes towards peace in the near future. If he is wise then the deliverance talked of will be of a spiritual nature, but if he is not and there is a World War III or earth changes, then a physical deliverance will be necessary.

This second is from The Literal Gathering: An examination of the Greek words involved here will give us further light on the interpretation. In the scripture Jesus compares his coming with the days of Noah, that the people were unprepared then and adds: “so shall be the coming of the son of Man. then two men shall be in the field; one is taken and one is left… Two key words here are “taken” and “left”. Taken here comes from the Greek word PARALAMBANO which literally means “to accept or receive into a close relationship”. The word “left” comes from the Greek APHIEMI which literally means “to send away”. Thus if we translate the scripture according to the true meaning we have: “Then two men shall be in the field; one shall be received into full fellowship (By the Christ) and the other one shall be sent away.” This agrees with the inspired Version which says that the unworthy “should be cut off from among the people” in that day. …

This is all reiterated in the parable of the Virgins which follows the rapture scripture: “And then, at that day, before the Son of man comes, the Kingdom of Heaven shall be likened unto ten virgins, who took their lamps, and WENT FORTH (Gathered together) to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five of them were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps (meaning they did all things that were physically necessary they built cities and gathered together) and took no oil with them (they were not spiritually prepared and depended on others for their strength); but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps (these had the Holy Spirit and light within them). While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all these virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out (Stay with us and teach us for without you to lean on we cannot stand.) But the wise answered, saying, lest there not be enough for us and you, go ye rather to them that sell and buy for yourselves. (We will retrogress and loose the Spirit if we stay any longer with you. Go and find other teachers to help you prepare). And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; (Notice that he came when only the five wise virgins were gathered) and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage; and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, Ye know me not. Watch therefore; for ye know neither the day not the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.” Matt 25:1-12 Inspired Ver.

Dec 4, 2012 Hanging by a Thread lwk writes; Just curious, are you still of the belief that events will somehow save the United States, that the “Constitution will hang as if by a thread,” but will be saved by the Mormon church (White Horse Prophecy)?

JJ I’ve always believed the day would come that the Constitution would hang by a thread. It has been fragile for a while and is yet hanging by several threads. Perhaps the re-lection of Obama will bring it to the brink where it will hang “by a single thread” as predicted.

I haven’t had faith that the Mormon church and the authorities in it would do much to save it but there are many members who are willing to stand up for the Constitution and would help to save it if the opportunity presents itself.

It almost looked like the prophecy could come true in the immediate future with Romney running for president and Glenn Beck rallying the troops but apparently the Constitution has to be shredded a bit more first.

I do not know the exact fate of the United States but I do know that the good principles of the Constitution will be suppressed more as time goes on and will be reborn in greater power than before by those who value the principle of freedom in their hearts. These people will be members of all faiths. Mormons will participate but I see this as being under a universal banner of freedom lovers.

lwk Does not that prophecy itself predict a great loss of life too (as in the days of Noah?). Why are we not seeing now events leading up to that?

JJ There will be times of great turbulence but not sure how far away the next one will be. Prophecy rarely works out the way people expect so it is best to be open to all things and follow the path that makes the most sense and registers well with the soul.

When the time comes for an opportunity for the pure in heart to gather then you will know that the time of great turbulence for the world is at hand.

 

Dec 6, 2012

White Magic Links

Colin asked about the White Magic links. Some of the old links do not work since I created the new site for freeread. To get to the writings on white magic first go HERE

Next scroll down and open the following archive numbers.

1351 1355 1357 1362 1366 1369 1372 1375 1377 1381 1386 1387 1395 1418 1450 3752 3754

 

Dec 7, 2012

Kids

Ruth asks: My daughter does not believe in God etc, and has no Hope and is very depressed, so how does one reach out to those who feel like this to make them have Hope in God?

JJ About all you can do is wait for an opportunity to plant some seeds. My son Joseph went through numerous struggles with his belief system and there was little I could do to help. Finally, he started asking me some questions and a window of opportunity was open. I took it and he’s now moved forward and even comes to the gatherings. I’m still waiting for that window with my other kids.

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Keys Posts 2012, Part 23

This entry is part 36 of 40 in the series 2012A

Wed Nov 21, 2012

Paying Kids

Time to give my two cents worth on the assignment. The question: Is it immoral or unproductive to pay kids to read books or to entice people with money to motivate them toward a good end?

The first thing one needs to do to answer this question with wisdom is to rid himself of his bias toward money. There are many who see money as evil or the root of all evil. Interestingly, this includes not only religious people but also non believers.

Money is a neutral energy like gravity, the rays of the sun or the wind. All can be put to destructive or constructive use depending on the intent, direction and intelligence behind them.

Many who see money as evil see it as a corrupting influence in most ways it is used. Some even refuse a high paying job in favor of a low paying one to escape the evils of possessing too much of it.

These people with a bias toward money will see evil in its use in many instances where it can produce good. For instance, a wealthy woman a while back started paying poor women to get their tubes tied so they wouldn’t bring children into a bad situation.

It is interesting that she gained some fierce opposition, not from conservatives but liberals who supported abortion but felt somehow that this approach was just plain wrong. Why? Because money was used as a motivator.

Another interesting case is the idea of paying people to donate their organs on their death. Some consider this a great way to provide a little extra inheritance for their kids. On the other hand, those who see evil in money strongly object to this and preach to us that we should be willing to donate organs of our own free will and not get paid. To get paid for such a thing is wrong they say.

But what makes it wrong? No one gets hurt and many benefit, As it is, we rely on volunteers there is always a shortage. Again, they feel paying for organs is wrong because of their bias toward money. Interestingly, they have no problem with a surgeon making a small fortune transplanting the organs.

Similarly, many of those who are against using money to motivate kids will often have a bias toward money and see it as evil. Therefore, they want to get their kids to do every good deed because they want to, not because they are paid.

To get to the truth of the matter must first rid ourselves of this evil money bias and look at each situation objectively and use the second key of judgment. There are times when paying a child money will create a positive influence and other times when it will not. Each circumstance must be assessed with judgment.

Take myself for example. I had never read a regular book in my life until I was thirteen. Before that, all I read was comic books, which I loved. I just considered regular books boring. What changed me was the accident I had at thirteen that laid me in the hospital for a month. Friends and church members brought me all kinds of books to read. Many of them were religious which didn’t interest me at all at the time.

Finally, someone brought me a book that caught my interest. Even though the cause of the accident was me making a rocket, someone had the gall to bring me a book on rockets.

Normally, I wouldn’t have read even that but I was so bored out of my mind with all that time on my hands that I decided to read it from cover to cover. When finished I not only had a great sense of achievement but discovered that I really enjoyed regular reading. I was hooked on books from that moment on. My only regret was that I didn’t get started earlier.

Actually, getting me sated earlier would have been easy to do. If one of my parents had given me an interesting book at the age of ten and given me $5 to read it all I would have done it and made the discovery earlier.

A kid who is a true seeker at heart would not have to be paid to read every book for once he gets started he will read a lot of his own free will. Like me he may need something to jump start him to get him going.

How about the kid who is not a seeker but just wants to get by? He may need more than a jump start. Maybe paying him whatever it takes to read a dozen books will make him realize the value of books. I wouldn’t recommend paying any kid forever to read books but if he doesn’t read much in the present the motivation of money may be just enough to direct the kid toward a new habit.

I’m a big believer in teaching kids the value of money and believe that it helps children to pay them for work that goes beyond mild chores. When a kid asks for extra money, instead of just giving it to them say, “I just happen to have a job for you so you can earn that extra money.

Each child is different so the parent will just have to do some experimenting to discover what will motivate him. I know that when me and my friend Wayne were growing up together we were motivated to do almost anything to earn a few extra dollars spending money. We would have gone to school dressed as dancing girls if someone would have paid us enough.

 

Nov 21, 2012

Marriage Equality

Good logical post Rob. I wish more gays would present their case as you do.

You say: “I wanted to add my thoughts on this topic, but also because I haven’t seen my opinions heard elsewhere.”

Actually what I have written is pretty close. I have previously stated that the answer to the marriage/gay problem was to get the State out of the marriage business and create a plan of legal contracts for all. Then each group can call and define marriage however they want.

You did come up with a point I have not heard before – that the state’s involvement in marriage is unconstitutional. A case can be made for this if marriage is determined to be a religious institution. On the other hand, if it is defined as a civil one then it would be Constitutional. I suppose the case could be made that many are married by a judge in a courtroom wit no religion involved at all.

 

Nov 21, 2012

Re: Paying Kids

To Dean, I read through your post carefully and can’t find any point that you have made that made any sense in proving anything I said wrong. All you are saying is, “JJ, you are wrong and research proves it.”

It would be helpful if you actually quote a point I made and then quote the research which is supposed to refute it.

Yes, it is quite obvious that continuing to pay students to develop a love of a thing will not increase or decrease the love of that thing. I have said nothing contrary to this.

I did say this. That had I been paid years earlier to read a book I would have discovered earlier the rewards of reading and would have had several years head start beyond that which happened. As it was, I still required incentive to develop a love of reading – boredom. Boredom forced me toward my discovery of the benefits or reading, but money could have done the same thing.

My point in my post is that judgment is they key to using money as an incentive and that is a point not covered in ANY research. Research generally uses black and white parameters with little or no judgment involved.

For instance, good judgment would indicate that money would not be much incentive to read books for a kid that already loves to read. On the other hand, good judgment in the use of money can help even a good reader to increase their knowledge.

Let’s suppose the kid has a part time job to earn money for something important in his life. The kid mentions to the parent that he wishes he had more time to read books, but his job seems to take most it.

The parent sees the value of the kids desire for knowledge and replies, “I’ll tell you what. If you will indeed spend your spare time in reading you can quit your job and I’ll pay you to read instead. How does that sound?”

The kid is thrilled and is much happier to get paid for reading than dreary work. It’s a win win in his book.

Money is an incentive to any chosen action, but it is not an incentive to create love. It can push in a direction so you can discover something you love or provide the free time so you can do what you love.

How you can so cantankerously disagree with me on this with absolutely no evidence is a mystery. You seem to be disagreeing just to be disagreeable as of late.

 

Nov 21, 2012

Re: Paying Kids

Dean: Your overall reply you are basically saying that paying kids to read is good because it gets them interested in books that it’s beneficial that was your argument you were making yes?

JJ No. That’s not what I was saying. I was saying that if one uses good judgment in providing incentive through the use of money the results can be positive. If good judgment is not used the results can be mixed or negative.

Dean I was saying that it’s not good because by paying them to read that adds an extra incentive factor into the mix, that interferes with the natural incentive (called intrinsic incentive) needed to fulfill certain ambitions that is to do with self esteem and satisfaction of obtaining a self set goal (that cannot be brought and monetary rewards only interferes with that process)

JJ Concerning some black and white program with no judgment involved such as paying kids a set amount to read books I don’t see the results as 100% bad the way you seem to but mixed.

The bad is that the kid is not relying on his own incentive and if the program continues too long he may not read much unless he has outside incentive.

The good is that he reads books he otherwise would not have read and will have the knowledge in his head the rest of his life. In some cases the habit of reading will grow into a love of reading that will continue with him when the payments cease.

Dean: So that is the point of research that can be verified, I suppose you want me to get quotes from specific journals then? This is not an essay I’m just telling you what I know of the research on that incentive theory. But if you cannot understand my point there is no way you would find the research on it even if I pointed the direct quote you still wouldn’t get it.

JJ You do not provide enough information about the research for us to even make a judgment on it.

Dean: Initially the debate or subject was about paying kids to read and if that’s beneficial to their achievement of learning. That was the context and subject matter. The judgment of that is through discerning which is more productive lol. And the research says it’s best not to pay them. So the best judgment to have about it, is to not pay them to read books as an incentive.

JJ You’re being black and white here, allowing no room for judgment. Suppose we applied this reasoning to a study that says that kids who watch TV are not as smart as those who do not watch it. By your reasoning then kids should never watch TV.

On the other hand, a parent with good judgment can guide the kid to watching programs that will stimulate his learning that will be missed by the kid with no TV.

You are wrong to say point blank that money cannot be used as a good incentive to read if good judgment is used. As I said, if my parents had promised me $10 to read a book at the age of ten I think that would have been a great help.

Dean: But you have gone back to “it’s a judgment”, as your point. And my point is that the theory established on it already says paying them to read is not productive to their well being.

So you are trying to bypass the incentive theory here and ignore the research, by making your own logic up on it again.

JJ I’m not bypassing it but speaking from the wholeness viewpoint on the overall principle of being motivated by money. Any incentive theory is just part of the principle involved.

Dean But this is completely different to our initial issue and you have thrown a totally different condition in there now. You are adding variables into the subject that we have not even discussed.

JJ That is what I do here. If you want a teacher that follows black and white protocol and is 100% predictable you are in the wrong place. Follow what I say and comment on my actual words and you will be less discombobulated.

Dean; Here is a parable that might further help explain. A baker tells an apprentice I will teach you how to bake a cake, so that you can become a really good baker and the worlds best cake maker. The student agrees. But every time the student does well the baker announces that I am the teacher am to get another medal this month, for teaching this student how to bake more to my standard and this re-affirms my teaching ability to even teach an ordinary person such skill

Eventually the student becomes the second best baker in the world. And the teacher says to him. Now look what you have achieved. You have become the second best baker in the world, But not the best, because I taught you everything you know and got you through it all and encouraged you all the way, and all the work you did, was cause I was teaching you. How does the apprentice feel about that? The apprentice feels robbed of his ambition and self initiative, his independence of the task at hand, the credit has gone to something else, in this instance the bakers ability to teach.

This is the same metaphor, for as paying the student to read, because by the time the student learns or appreciates the value in it, he’s going to be left with the fact that he was paid, to do so. And this is an assault to their goal setting initiative and overall capability at the task at hand.

JJ Your comparison makes no sense and the parable itself makes little sense. First, if I had a teacher that wanted to take more credit than he deserved or was just feeding his ego with my success I’d tell him where to go. I’d neither give him glory neither would I allow him to take away any of mine. He would in no way interfere with me basking in the gory of my own accomplishments with or without him.

Then linking money to the teacher doesn’t correspond much. Money has been partially responsible for a lot of things I have done in my life, from going to college to learning a number of valuable skills. I don’t go around moping “I am unworthy” because money is involved.

 

Nov 22, 2012

Re: Paying Kids

Larry writes: You know what I think? I think JJ was exactly right that many people have an emotional blind spot about money. I think you are one of them. You show every symptom of judging anything as bad if it involves money.

I think you are correct. This statement by dean illustrates his money–is-evil mindset

Dean: Why would it have been such a good help? Because you base your life around monetary gain and not what you should be doing? I don’t think it would have helped you much in the long run to be honest. I think it’s just a misuse of money and it teaches bad habits by sending a message that you are not capable so we must pay you to be capable of doing what you should be doing. That’s the only message you get out of that arrangement.

JJ He’s certainly got me wrong. My life is not built around monetary gain and there are many things that money cannot buy from me, but if someone offered me $1000 to read a book I would probably do it, for there would be no harm and I might learn something.

 

Nov 22, 2012

Soap

Rick: Back in those days, many parents still believed in the old saying, “Spare the rod, spoil the child”, so, ouch, I do have a few memories of harsh spankings and getting my mouth washed out with soap.

JJ For some reason the image conjured up in my mind of Rick having his mouth washed out with soap was amusing as the dickens, though I’m sure Rick didn’t see the humor at the time.

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

 

Nov 22, 2012

One More Time

I had wanted to leave this convoluted conversation paying kids to read, but on reflection I thought I would make another post – in the hope of presenting some clarification.

Let me recap the history.

I posted a video by Michael Sandel who supports the theory that paying kids to read books has negative results and asked the group what they thought.

After the group response I posted my overall view which was basically this. Money can be used as in incentive for almost anything and in some cases the results will be positive and in others negative. One must use good judgment on a case-by-case basis if he wants positive results.

For some reason my answer inflamed Dean who not only thought this was totally wrong but accused me of changing the subject.

I think the key to Dean’s thinking here is to look at why he accuses me of changing the subject and here is my conclusion.

I think that Dean was wanting me to give a black and white answer that didn’t involve the concept of judgment. He wanted me to either say paying kids to read is 100% a good thing of 100% a bad thing. He didn’t want me to give any answer that was in between the extremes.

The reason, I see as twofold.

(1) Of late he is bent on proving me to be wrong and if I gave a black-and-white-paying-kids-to-read-is-good answer then he felt he had the necessary ammunition to go after me.

(2) He sees money as evil, except for buying necessities, and if the case is made that paying kids to read is sometimes helpful then this goes against his mindset and cannot be accepted.

So the problem boils down to this. Dean wanted to argue on black and white letter of the law turf and not on anything involving judgment or exceptions. Even if I had said that paying kids to read was bad 90% of the time and good 10% of the time he would have been upset and attacked me over the 10%, as if I had said 100%. That’s the way black and white thinking works. Even a 1% exception is like 100% to them. I am 100% wrong in his mind, case closed.

The result of a mind using judgment arguing with a mind using the black and white mode is almost always misunderstanding. I have understood Dean, but he doesn’t understand me. For instance, he thinks I disagree with the research he presents. The truth is nothing I have said conflicts with his expert which says this:

“that reward can actually stifle intrinsic pleasure in learning- a prediction largely supported by available data.”

I agree with this 100%. Reward “can” stifle pleasure. Notice the use of the word “can.” This means it does not always do this but can have that effect at times. In other words, it would take judgment to see the difference and guide the outcome to success.

This is the same principle as rewarding the poor with money and food stamps. This can stifle them from achieving success, but not always. For some it will help them to survive until they can take care of themselves.

The bottom line of the whole situation here is that Dean is not arguing with me but a straw man as we basically agree on the core principle. I just do not go along with the idea that paying a kid to read is flatly 100% bad or that paying money to create incentive is 100% evil. Each situation requires some judgment.

 

Nov 24, 2012

The First Stage of Discipleship, Part 1

Rev 2:4-5 in The Unveiling

Duke was talking about the part of my book that covers the first stage of the path of the seeker after he discovers the Christ within. Since this is an important step I thought I would post the section covering this. This will be in two installments. Here is the first.

Ephesus: Gaining Permission Let us look at the first set of instructions:

“Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;” Rev 2:1

Ephesus basically means “given permission.” Why is permission an important word as the seeker begins his path to discipleship? It is indeed of extreme importance, much more than has been realized in the past. Throughout his long struggle the pilgrim has only acted when given permission from some earthly authority. That authority may be a priest, prophet, king, teacher, book, belief system, political party, group etc. Because the average person can only act under the permission of earthly authorities the inner voice is muffled. Why? Because the inner voice gives permission that overrides all outer authorities. A great problem then arises when the inner voice is recognized. The authority of the inner voice conflicts with the authority of the outer. Which is the seeker to follow? At first he has many fears of defying the outer authorities and hesitates. Later, after he takes the initial plunge, he goes to the other extreme and defies all authority almost mindlessly. He makes many mistakes until he learns the true lessons of harmonizing the inner voice with the outer world. To help the seeker put things in perspective he is told that the voice holds “the seven stars in his right hand, (and) walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks.” The seeker is reminded that he is only lighting the first candlestick on the path to discipleship. He has six more great obstacles to hurdle and six more teachers and belief systems to transcend before he becomes a disciple. He must eventually realize that all seven stages are under the guidance of the inner Christ. Even though there are many perils, the path is a part of a grand design.

Praise from the Master’s Voice “I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:” Rev 2:2

Nothing can be hidden from the inner God. He knows all thoughts and intents of the heart. The works of the newly aspiring disciple are seen and known. Three things are known about the aspirant by the Observer within: (1) His works Working for a spiritual ideal that goes beyond serving the lower self must take place before the seeker begins to tread the path of liberation. If a person thinks he is on the path but has no works, then he only has passing interest and has not yet gotten serious about moving forward. Nothing important happens, even for the spiritual seeker until actual work is done. The pilgrim will try every avenue possible to avoid work and take shortcuts until, after lifetimes of frustration, he finally realizes that there is much work to do and he must do his part. (2) Labor It would seem that there is not much difference between labor and work until we examine the Greek and realize that this is an incomplete translation. The word used for labor is KOPOS, which is more accurately translated as “strenuous and painstaking labor.” When the seeker begins a work he often thinks it will be painless and fun. He begins with an attitude that he is going to have a good time as he proceeds in the work. Even though there are always good times to be had (and one should make the best of all situations) all is not fun and games in the spiritual work. It is not long before storm clouds arise and troubles come. That which seemed to be easy becomes difficult and that which was fun becomes tedious and challenging. (3) Patience/Endurance Patience comes from the Greek HUPOMONE; “endurance”, or more specifically “steadfast endurance”, is a more accurate translation. This translation makes more sense and adds depth to the work of the aspirant. Many times the seeker begins an unselfish work but then quits after a few obstacles get in the way. When it looks as if the work will not bring immediate results he loses faith. Finally, after numerous cycles of labor and quitting he realizes that he must attain the added quality of endurance, an endurance that can carry the seeker through pain, grief and disappointment until results are obtained. He must obtain a living witness of the words of the Master: “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” Matt 24:13 He who endures until the work is done takes the first step in his own salvation or deliverance. Notice that the seeker is being praised for having achieved these three qualities in the first stage of discipleship, but the voice of the Master does not stop there. He gives additional praise: “thou canst not bear them which are evil.” This is awkward to interpret in isolation. Many people have different definitions of what is “evil.” We are clearly told though that the aspiring disciple does not embrace that which he sees as evil or destructive, but is repulsed by it. Apparently, he sees true evil, for the inner voice acknowledges his intolerance as a good thing. The next part of the verse identifies a particular evil that must be confronted: “and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars.” A particular evil faced by the aspiring disciple are those who say they are apostles and are not. Who are such people? The word “apostle” is generally linked with the twelve disciples of Jesus, but many people surfaced with the claim of being the true successors of the original twelve or apostles in their own right. “Apostle” comes from the Greek APOSTOLOS and means “one sent forth with orders.” This implies that such a person has strong external authority. Now let us look again with whom the aspirant is dealing. These are they “which SAY they are apostles.” In other words, as the seeker begins the path of liberation one of the first great evils he must confront and overcome are those who seek authority over him to give him marching orders. Where do they get their authority? They only seem to have it because they (or their followers) “say” so. In order to make his first step of granting himself “permission” to listen to the inner voice, he must free himself from false unearned outer authorities. But note that he does not mindlessly reject an outer authority just because it is there and attempting to instruct or order him about. What does he do? The Master gives him praise for testing such people, and John himself, in another scripture, talks about the importance of such tests:

“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world” I John 4:1

Now the question arises as to how the seeker is to test such people. The next verse seems to give a simplistic answer:

“Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.” I John 4:2-3

So is that all there is to the test? If they confess that Jesus came in the flesh then we know they are of God, right? Not quite. First we know this is not correct based on observation alone. Many tyrants and people of great evil have confessed the coming of Jesus. Cortez and other Conquistadors confessed the coming of Jesus in the flesh and forced thousands of Native Americans to also make such a confession or die. If this common interpretation is not correct, then what is? To understand, let us examine the verse more carefully. The key to the meaning is found in the phrase: “Jesus Christ is come in the flesh.” We covered in the beginning of this treatise that the name Jesus Christ means “anointed to deliver”, and applies not only to the Master in Galilee, but to all who successfully follow in his footsteps and seek to assist those who tread the path of deliverance. “Is come” is from the Greek ERCHOMAI and is the middle voice of a primary verb used only in the present and imperfect tenses. Here it is used in the imperfect tense which implies a thing that is in the state of progress or happening in the now, whenever that now is occurring. If we take this into consideration, then what is the verse really telling us? Who are those that pass the test? The orthodox version reads: “Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God.” A more accurate rendering as far as the meaning is concerned would be:

Everyone who confesses in spirit that (the name of) Jesus Christ is manifesting in (their own) flesh is of God.

This agrees with another scripture written by John:

“And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.” Rev 14:1

The name given of the Father is Jesus Christ and is written in the minds and hearts of all true followers. What then is the test of the true apostle? The seeker must search him out and discover this one thing: does he see himself as a representative of Jesus Christ in a way that you are not or could not be if you so chose? Or does he see you and himself as equals in the opportunity of manifesting the Christ within our fleshly tabernacles? Does he allow you to speak the words of your innermost soul and allow you to follow them without trying to place his outer authority over you, above your own inner authority? If he respects your inner voice as he does his own, and if he allows you to manifest Christ with the same authority that he does for himself, then he is of God. But if he seeks authority over you for the sake of glorifying his ego, then he is not of God – no matter what words of support he gives to Jesus. The seeker at this stage is thus praised by the Master’s voice. He has seen the deceit behind those who sought to control and direct him toward their own ideal rather than that of the inner Christ. The next verse reads:

“And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.” Rev 2:3

This reinforces the praise for the seeker’s endurance. Endurance is reiterated because successful endurance in keeping the mind steady on the Inner Light is much rarer than the performance of a labor. Many labor for a while and give up in the heat of the day, but those who have securely entered the path of liberation must be able to “endure all things” and continue until the work manifests the desired fruit – even if that end seems far away.

Freedom Without Responsibility The Master follows the praise with some criticism:

“Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.” Rev 2:4-5

Scholars are somewhat mystified as to what was the “first love” of the church at Ephesus. Some think that it was the original enthusiasm, brotherhood or ideals of the members that just wore off and they were being admonished to get themselves recharged. A closer examination will reveal that this was not the problem. To understand what the first love is we need to return to the key word which is “permission.” As written earlier, the first real step toward enlightenment and movement on the path occur when the seeker gives himself permission to follow his internal authority rather than the outward. To discover the first love we must ask ourselves what the seeker was attracted to that caused him to take the steps to find the path in the first place – before he followed his internal self. In other words, what virtue did he have before he was enlightened that made him move toward Spirit to begin with? The answer leads us to his first love. Before he was ruled by internal permission, his life was governed by external authorities who gave him permission. These external authorities were seen as representing the voice of God. As such, the seeker took these outer commands and instructions very seriously. He felt that if he disobeyed the prophet, priest, guru or book it was the same thing as disobeying God. He was thus very assiduous about honoring that voice and being a good servant for God, as he understood the concept. This was his first love. Then, at the start of his new journey, he discovered that the authorities representing the voice of God knew no more about the truth than he did – that his internal voice was what he needed to follow. The problem is that there are two internal voices. One is the voice of the Spirit and the other is the voice of the lower self, expressing lower desire. When the seeker first begins his journey on the path it is true that he does indeed contact the real voice, but neither is he perfect nor has he overcome selfishness. The lower voice is much easier to hear and requires no meditation or concentration of attention to get its message. Thus, when the aspirant begins his spiritual journey, he hears the lower voice much more than he hears the higher. In the past he had some protection from following the lower nature because he followed his “first love,” his teachers and the voice of God they represented. Despite their faults, these outer authorities admonished him to exercise self-control over his passions and lower nature. They encouraged him to have self-discipline. When the seeker discovers his inner authority and gives himself permission to ignore the outer, he (for a period of time) goes from one extreme to the other. He goes from obeying every external word that seems to come from God to ignoring all he has learned in the past. What does he do now? Now that he has released himself from outer authority he follows the inner, but the trouble is that the spiritual voice does not lay down the law in detail, as did the outer. If he has a decision to make and does not receive clear instruction from the Spirit, he falls back on lower desire. When he makes this mistake he is left with a choice between lower desire and outer authorities BUT he has rejected outer authorities, so in all areas where he has no clear communication through the soul (or perhaps ignores that communication), he is left with following lower desire. The net effect of this situation can be summarized as follows:

(1) The seeker makes the breakthrough and clearly hears and follows the still small voice. (2) He releases himself from the bondage of outer authorities. (3) He feels free and this freedom seems to be what enlightenment is all about. He now goes overboard and follows every desire that comes to him, ignoring the discipline he learned in the past.

This explains a popular criticism that many who consider themselves “enlightened” receive from the rank and file religious people. With some justification they will accuse them of being carnal, undisciplined, licentious, rebellious, etc. The seeker will often laugh such criticism off as being somewhat primitive and unenlightened, and continue to follow any impulse that feels good to him. This takes him away from the soul for a period of time. He will find that he will need a wake-up call from the Master’s voice to set him back on track. In a moment of sanity, when he sees that the lower impulses lead to disaster after disaster, he hears the higher voice:

“Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.”

Upon hearing this message he realizes that he has discarded many principles from his past that harmonize with the voice of the Spirit. He has merely used his new freedom as an excuse to follow his lower nature. He sees that if he continues on the current course he will lose contact with the true inner voice and the light (candlestick) will no longer shine within. He must “repent,” or change course. He must honor those things from the past which were good and lead him toward Spirit, and follow the voice of the soul to yet higher realms of understanding.

 

Nov 25, 2012

The First Stage of Discipleship, Part 2

The Nicolaitans

“But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.” Rev 2:6

The voice of the Master gives another word of praise, and a somewhat odd one at that. The disciple is complimented for hating the same thing that God hates. But wait! We are not supposed to hate anything, are we? And yet a voice representing Christ or God speaks of his own hate. Now one could argue that Christ would never hate and perhaps this is merely John’s interpretation of the mind of God, putting a thought of God in language to which the seeker can relate. Yes, it may be true that in the higher spiritual spheres hate may not exist and the reason is that it is not a necessary means of communication there; but when any intelligence, whether man or god, descends to the earthly sphere, the language of emotion applies to all. I think, then, we can agree that the voice of God clearly states that it disapproves of the Nicolaitans in a way that we would interpret as hate – that is, if such a God were a human being speaking with us. So what is it about the Nicolaitans that cause the emotion of hate to come not only from the aspirant, but from the voice of God itself? Scholars have difficulty with this because there is little written about this group. Most of them, however, believe they were either founded or inspired by the disciple Nicolas who is mentioned once in the Bible. In Acts 6:5 his name is given as one of seven called to assist the Twelve Apostles. It is thought by some that he apostatized from the teachings of Christ and must have started a reprobate group after his name. Actually, the few writings we have from the early church fathers tell a different story. Here is an interesting account recorded by Eusebius giving a story told by Clement of Alexandria about Nicolas:

This man (Nicolaus), it is said, had a young and lovely wife. And when he was reproached by the apostles, after the ascension of the Saviour, for jealousy, he brought her into their midst and bade anyone marry her who wished. For this action, it is said, was in accordance with that saying (of his),

One ought to abuse the flesh;’ and, as a matter of fact, the members of his sect have followed both example and precept absolutely and without question, and commit fornication freely. But for my part, I understand that Nicolaus had intercourse with no woman except his wife; and that, as regards his children, the daughters grew old in a state of virginity, while his son preserved his chastity. Such being the case, when he brought the wife, whom he jealously loved, publicly into the midst of the apostles, it was to renounce his passion; and it was self-control, in the face of pleasures men eagerly seek, that taught him to say

abuse the flesh.’ For, I imagine, in accordance with the Saviour’s command, he did not wish to serve two masters, pleasure and the Lord.

The Nicolaitans then pursued the unrestricted license to pleasure and gratification in food, sex or whatever they fancied. To justify their actions they cited the story of Nicolas and his willingness to give up his wife to marry, or pleasure, any who wanted her. Since no one condemned him for this, then they reasoned it must be okay to share sexual favors, have group sex or whatever. The interesting thing is the Nicolaitans confiscated the name of a man who was doing his best to control passion and corrupted his teaching to give them license to have no self-control whatever. In the above quote we are told that in deed Nicolas was a very ascetic man who believed in sexual purity. He only had sex with his wife and his children were virgins and chaste. So it turns out that those who used his name to promote their doctrine of licentiousness were claiming to be followers of Nicolas, but were not. Indeed they were the opposite of Nicolas, or anti-Nicolas. This point sounds familiar, does it not? It does indeed when we go back a couple verses to these words spoken to Ephesus:

“thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars.” Rev 2:2

This makes sense when we realize that the true seeker cannot bear false apostles, but neither can he tolerate those who falsely use the name of Nicolas, an assistant to the apostles. While it is true that the Master doesn’t approve of either extreme – asceticism or promiscuity – neither was offensive enough for him to use the word hate. Jesus did not show hate toward the prostitutes of his time. What offends the Spirit much more than indulging in the pleasures of the flesh is taking the teachings of a just man, corrupting them, and leading the people in the opposite direction. We are told that this happened with false apostles, and that there are those who corrupt the teachings of Christ and are antichrist. Finally, there are those who corrupt teachings of lesser saints such as Nicolas and hypocritically use his name. Another hint as to what is so disturbing to the voice of the Spirit is found in the name itself. Nicolaitans, derived from Nicolas, comes from two Greek words. The first is NIKAN, which means “victory or conquest.” The second is LAOS, which means “the people.” This implies one who is such a powerful personality or of such powerful authority that he dominates the people. Common people can easily accept the word of a powerful leader above their own inner voice. It is quite possible then that the meaning of the name of the Nicolaitans reveals that God is disgusted with the fact that men often set themselves up as an authority over the people and in doing so claim to be spokesmen for God. This causes them to replace the inner voice of God among the people with their own voice and ideas, thus deceiving the people out of their own inner contact and free will. We can conclude we are on the right track in identifying the things that God hates because they are the same two things that Jesus hated, which were:

(1) Those who were in charge of the temple claimed to be the rightful heirs to administering its services. Instead of keeping with the original intent set forth by Moses, David and Solomon, they corrupted it to their own ends. Jesus hated this and called them a “den of thieves” and made a whip and chased them out. (2) Jesus hated the hypocrisy of the leaders who would not let the people think for themselves. These leaders claimed to speak for God and that they should be followed without question.

To them Jesus said:

“But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.” Matt 23:13-14

Jesus never expressed disgust toward the typical sinner, but had compassion toward them. But he did express very negative feelings toward unjust leaders. The hate expressed by the voice of the Master toward the Nicolaitans was merely a reiteration of the disgust Jesus had toward the leaders in his day. It makes sense that the aspiring disciple, who has gained a sense of spiritual freedom, would hate the doctrine of the Nicolaitans who would seek to corrupt past teachings and force followers to conform to that corruption. It is interesting that misplaced hate still runs rampant in the churches today. They will tolerate that which God hates – corruption and unjust authority – while hating any type of sexual talk or indiscretion. Promiscuity is not the way of the disciple, but it is a much lesser wrong than that which is committed by those who seek to control the minds of men and take away their free agency.

The Spiritual Connection

“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.” Rev 2:7

The Spirit gives an important message to the seven churches, or seven groups of aspiring disciples. The message is one of extreme importance: “To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.” The first thing to note is that one must “overcome” to partake of the tree of life. So many spiritual teachers are promising shortcuts and an easy path if we just follow them, but there is no shortcut for anything worth having. Instead, the seeker must make a strenuous effort to achieve the goal. It is interesting that Jesus compared himself to a vine connected to a tree, which gives life:

“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.” John 15:4-8

The idea presented here by the Master is a branch needs to be connected to a vine to stay alive. If it is not connected it does not receive the life-giving fluid and becomes “withered” and dies. Even so, the comparison fits the aspiring disciple. He connects with soul energy and feels spiritually alive more than any other time in his history. The problem is that he will often abuse the feeling of freedom that comes with this new life and, for a period of time, he will sever himself from the vine. When this happens he will be lead by the lower desire energies and his spiritual life will wither and die. He must awaken to his terrible situation and reconnect to the spiritual flow so he can continue his journey upon the path. The tree of life is “in the midst of the paradise of God.” True paradise is found in the center of our own being where the voice of God speaks to us. The seeker must center himself in the light at the core of his being so he can connect to the spiritual flow. Yes, we can die and go to paradise, but first we must live and go there. Just as there are many leaves, branches, limbs, and larger limbs in a tree, even so are there many states of consciousness to be attained after a permanent link is established.

The Ray of Ephesus Ephesus represents stage one for the seeker after the birth of Christ occurs in the heart. He or she uses the power of Ray Three to discern the true from the false. This represents the aspect of light and is called The Ray of Active Intelligence. In Ephesus the aspirant learns to use the light and active intelligence of Ray Three to discern the false teachers, break off from them and begin a journey on the great path of liberation.

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Keys Posts 2012, Part 22

This entry is part 35 of 40 in the series 2012A

Nov 7, 2012

The Fall of the Old

Keith: The only difference I have with J.J. is he believes this new age can be salvaged from the best of the old. I believe this present age has crystallized to the point where its destruction will be a blessing in disguise going forward.

JJ There is no difference of opinion that the present system will fall and a new one will be built. The concern I have is how it will happen. If we do nothing and just let things happen then the system will fall and the chances are a great tyranny will surface along with tremendous suffering during and after the fall. This is what I want to avoid.

To avoid this we need to build a bridge between the two systems where a new system based on freedom is being created as the old systems are falling. Then when the fall is complete we can have the foundation of freedom created for the new.

Nov 8, 2012 Winners and Looses

The election is over and we have winners and losers and yes, Barack Obama won reelection, but not all were winners. Let us take a look:

Winners; People who want more free stuff. Losers: Those who have to pay for the free stuff.

Winners (in their illusionary reality): Those who think government can borrow increasing amounts of money forever so they can have free stuff. Losers: Those who realize economic recklessness will bring a day of reckoning.

Winners: Those who want less freedom for others. Losers: Those who want more freedom for all.

Winners: Those who want larger more intrusive government Losers: Those who want smaller and efficient government

Winners: Those who still want to blame Bush for our depressed economy. Losers; Those who have a sense of personal responsibility.

Winners: Those who want the price of fuel to skyrocket so we will be forced to rely on wind and solar. Losers: Those who are struggling to pay for gas for their cars and fuel for their homes.

Winners: Those who want to dismantle the military. Losers: Those who believe we need a strong defense and a missile defense to prevent desolation for the planet.

 

Nov 9, 2012

The Coming Collapse

Mary Ellen writes:

Exactly how do we go about doing this (the coming collapse)? What should we be doing to build this bridge you refer to?

I am still reeling with disbelief. I haven’t read the Keys comments til today and I was so hoping for something optimistic……..esp. from JJ, but all the comments and thoughts are of doom and gloom. I hope I am NOT alive when this great fall happens. I know it’s happening and has been for some time now but BO’s win just sealed the deal.

JJ First, it is important to not fear the future. I remember way back in the Seventies a lot of people thought a collapse was coming soon. Many thought that the book 1984 did not pick that year by accident but it was the target date for the beast to control the world. Almost all conspiracy watchers at that time thought for sure there would be a collapse before the Eighties were through.

Well, we made it through and on hindsight spending a lot of time worrying would have been a waste of time.

It is true that we have never had a president like Obama and there is a chance of a collapse but this is not a sure thing. Chances are we will weather any hard times ahead and in the meantime life will be much easier if we do not worry about what we cannot change and make the best of life in the present.

I always go by my inner feelings as to whether I should worry about a thing. Right now the only troubling vibes I pick up concerns a couple of my kids. There is not anything I can do in the immediate future to change the world so I am not wasting time being troubled by it.

As I’ve said before the main preparation the lights can make for the distress to come is to create a gathering place that can serve as a place of refuge. Unfortunately, right now we do not have enough willing participants to even start creating such a place. Before that happens many thousand, perhaps millions will need to be exposed to the teachings.

 

Nov 11, 2012

Who Should Vote?

There’s been some interesting discussion lately about whether certain people should be denied the vote. For instance, should people on welfare be allowed to vote, which vote may result in raising taxes on those who are paying for the welfare?

First, I might mention this discussion is academic for the present because there is not much of a chance that any politician will recommend limiting the vote on anyone. If anything they will try to get more people voting including illegal aliens.

Even so the time will come that we will have opportunities to build more perfect societies so it is always good to discuss these things.

The core principle to consider is this. It is wrong that one who is not paying taxes has the power to dictate in any way how many taxes others should pay. It is the taxpayers themselves who should determine how much they want to give. Anything else leads to thievery.

Let us give a example. There are three homeless guys and a producer with a nice home and lots of cash. Now if the producer decides he wants to give some of his money to help the homeless guys, this is well and good. He will secure treasure in heaven, according to Jesus.

But let us suppose the three homeless dudes force their way into his home and declare that they have just been given the right to vote how much of the producers money and property they can take. First they vote three to one that they can now live in the guy’s house. Next they vote on how much of the producer’s cash they can take. The producer says he’ll give then 10% but the majority of three vote to distribute 80%.

That doesn’t seem very fair does it? But that is what happens in our society when those who do not produce are given power to vote themselves money made by the producers.

On the other hand, the non producers participate in society in many other ways besides making money and other things besides money effect them. There are quite a few factors in society that many non producers should be able to have a say about.

Therefore, here is what I recommend. An elected body should not do the raising of taxes. They can recommend it, but should not be given power to actually raise them. Before taxes can be raised there should first be a referendum voted on by he actual taxpayers. If income taxes are to be raised then only those who will be affected and have to pay more should be allowed to vote on the issue.

On the other hand, a sales tax usually applies to all and in this case all citizens should vote.

If property taxes are to be raised then only property owners should be allowed to vote for they are the ones who will be affected.

If Congress wants a tariff increase that will not cost citizens any cash outlay then Congress can make this type of decision.

If this basic rule is followed then taxes will never be too high. But humans are basically generous in nature and most are willing to pay what is fair.

 

Nov 14, 2012

Obama Last President?

It looks like a lot of people are predicting Obama will be the last president. Here are a few:

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Article Link #1

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Lastly, even though Ramtha loves Obama he is predicting he will be the last president. He calls him the fulfillment of the “Black Pope” prophecy. On the other hand, he predicted numerous times Bush would also be the last president so I do not see much earned authority here.

 

Nov 16, 2012

Dangers of Trust

Here is a great example of what can happen to a people who give too much trust to their leaders and their enemies:

On his return he held up before the Senate a bundle of fresh figs that he had plucked in Carthage three days before, as an ominous symbol of her prosperity and her nearness to Rome; and he predicted that if Carthage were left unchecked, she would soon be rich and strong enough to renew the struggle for the mastery of the Mediterranean. From that day, with characteristic pertinacity, he ended all his speeches in the Senate, on whatever subject, with his dour conviction: Ceterum censeo delendam esse Carthaginem – “Besides, I think that Carthage must be destroyed.” The imperialists in the Senate agreed with him, not so much because they coveted Carthage’s trade, as because they saw in the well-irrigated fields of north Africa a new investment for their money, new latifundia to be tilled by new slaves. They awaited eagerly a pretext for the Third Punic War.

Their cue came from the most extraordinary ruler of his time. Masinissa, King of Numidia, lived ninety years (238-148), begot a son at eighty-six, and by a vigorous regimen kept his health and strength almost to the end. He organized his nomad people into a settled agricultural society and a disciplined state, ruled them ably for sixty years, adorned Cirta, his capital, with lordly architecture, and left as his tomb the great pyramid that still stands near the town of Constantine, in Tunisia. Having won the friendship of Rome, and knowing the political weakness of Carthage, he repeatedly raided and appropriated Carthaginian terrain, took Great Leptis and other cities, and finally controlled all land approaches to the harassed metropolis. Bound by treaty to make no war without Rome’s consent, Carthage sent ambassadors to the Senate to protest against Masinissa’s encroachments. The Senate reminded them that all Phoenicians were interlopers in Africa and had no rights there which any well-armed nation was obliged to respect. When Carthage paid the last of her fifty annual indemnities of 200 talents to Rome, she felt herself released from the treaty signed after Zama. In 151 she declared war against Numidia, and a year later Rome declared war against her. The latter declaration, and the news that the Roman fleet had already sailed for Africa, reached Carthage at the same time. The ancient city, however rich in population and trade, was quite unprepared for a major war. She had a small army, a smaller navy, no mercenaries, no allies. Rome controlled the sea. Utica therefore declared for Rome, and Masinissa blocked all egress from Carthage to the hinterland. An embassy hastened to Rome with authority to meet all demands. The Senate promised that if Carthage would turn over to the Roman consuls in Sicily 300 children of the noblest families as hostages, and would obey whatever orders the consuls would give, the freedom and territorial integrity of Carthage would be preserved. Secretly the Senate bade the consuls carry out the instructions that they had already received. The Carthaginians gave up their children with forebodings and laments; the relatives crowded the shores in a despondent farewell; at the last moment the mothers tried by force to prevent the ships from sailing; and some swam out to sea to catch a last glimpse of their children. The consuls sent the hostages to Rome, crossed to Utica with army and fleet, summoned the Carthaginian ambassadors, and required of Carthage the surrender of her remaining ships, a great quantity of grain, and all her engines and weapons of war. When these conditions had been fulfilled, the consuls further demanded that the population of Carthage should retire to ten miles from the city, which was then to be burned to the ground. The ambassadors argued in vain that the destruction of a city which had surrendered hostages and its arms without striking a blow was a treacherous atrocity unknown to history. They offered their own lives as a vicarious atonement; they flung themselves upon the ground and beat the earth with their heads. The consuls replied that the terms were those of the Senate and could not be changed. When the people of Carthage heard what was demanded of them they lost their sanity. Parents mad with grief tore limb from limb the leaders who had advised surrendering the child hostages; others killed those who had counseled the surrender of arms; some dragged the returning ambassadors through the streets and stoned them; some killed whatever Italians could be found in the city; some stood in the empty arsenals and wept.

From Story of Civilization Vol 3 by Will Durant

 

Nov 16, 2012

Fartherest Galaxy

This short video is a great way to demonstrate how far the Hubble Telescope takes us.

 

Nov 17, 2012

Assignment            

I just watched a presentation on BookTV that would make good fodder for discussion. The book was written by Michael J. Sandel titled “What Money Can’t Buy.”

One of his arguments is that it is immoral and unproductive to pay kids to read books. He maintains they should be motivated to read because they love reading not because they are paid. What do you think about this and other points he makes?

You can watch the presentation here:

 

Nov 18, 2012

DK Quote

DK accurately describes the conscious state of the initiate. What do you suppose he means when he says: “when the magnetic qualities of the heart are awakening and becoming sensitively responsive to both the other aspects,”

Judy: I think he means the heart is motivated by the receptive mind via the soul to inspire action(s) that are in a synchronicity of heart, mind, and spirit (soul) in alignment with Christ consciousness.

JJ That’s the ideal end result of the process he is describing. But he is hinting at a key that leads us to this.

 

Nov 19, 2012

Past Lives & Handwriting

Welcome Colin and thank you Larry W for giving him a good summary of information that should be helpful.

Just one correction. Handwriting was the final nail that did indeed convince me of reincarnation but it had nothing to do with Stauffenberg. This was revealed to me later on.

By about the age of 27 my searching lead me to about a 95% sure conclusion that reincarnation was real. I had received a personal revelation on it but, because of conflicts with church doctrine, had a difficult time accepting it and was looking for hard evidence for final verification. Some good circumstantial evidence would be handwriting comparison. The trouble with my handwriting is that it had changed quite a bit throughout my life up to that point so I figured that any sample I found from a past life would not be a close enough match to supply good evidence. Even so, certain ingredients from life to life would be similar, especially the intelligence and thought process, for that is one aspect we do not lose unless there is brain damage or malfunction. This gave me the ability to find prospects for evidence, but not proof.

On the other hand, my first wife was a different case. She had a journal with handwriting in it from the age of twelve. I was amazed at how unchanged her handwriting was from a young age. I therefore found the best prospect for my past life, and after much effort discovered his wife’s handwriting. I figured that if they were the same person the writing would be close but still not a positive I.D.

Then when I laid the two samples side by side I was astounded. Except for the cultural differences of the time periods they were the same. Even a couple idiosyncrasies in the two writings matched. I calculated the odds of two writings matching this close and figured it was astronomical. This was the intellectual evidence I needed to cause me to break out of the Mormon mold and re-examine everything I had ever believed as if I were a child, discovering the world anew.

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Keys Posts 2012, Part 21

This entry is part 34 of 40 in the series 2012A

Oct 28, 2012

Crazy Study

The media seems bent on proving that we live in a racist society. An AP poll is supposed to prove that 51% of us are prejudiced against blacks. This is crazy talk in my opinion and I can’t find anything in their poll to back things up.

You can read this infuriating article here:

The poll that is supposed to verify the article is here.

The poll seems to have sampled more Democrats than Republicans as Obama received higher marks than did Romney. One kind of funny result is that only 49% of those polled believe Obama was born in the USA.

Another part of the poll I found interesting and encouraging was that 53% favored “Small federal government providing few services.” Only 39% favored “Big federal government providing many services.”

It appears that many do not vote the way they believe or are just deceived by political rhetoric.

 

Oct 30, 2012

Interesting Study

I knew there was reason I enjoyed some wine with my evening meal.

Check this out.

 

Oct 30, 2012

Re: JJ, said the storms are often hype up. Sandy, Storm is bad!!!!

Tom writes: JJ, you say that storms are hyped up by the media because of that I paid no attention to the storm Sandy and was not even worried about it…now it have killed 28 people and it would have killed more had they not evacuated most people. My friend Paula lives in NY where the storm hit. Should I be worried about her safety if storms like this one are hyped up by the media? It has killed already!!!

JJ Just because the media over hypes many storms and disasters does not mean that there will not be bad ones from time to time. One just has to look at the real facts that come forth and make a judgment.

Actually from the media hype I had heard it would seem there should be thousands of deaths so 28 is much less than the danger I saw presented.

 

Nov 3, 2012

The Weather

Only three days left until this most important election. This election will determine whether we take a road to survival and possible recovery or continue on the path of restricted freedom and an economic black hole.

I had a gut feeling that some type of event would happen that would move the people back toward Obama. I thought it might be some type of October surprise masterminded by Obama. It’s not through lack of trying that one didn’t materialize. Gloria Allred sued to release a Romney testimony in a child custody case. They hoped to unearth something damning but this didn’t receive much traction.

Obama’s problem was that Romney is a fairly squeaky clean candidate. This was not the case when Obama was running against a very popular candidate, Jack Ryan, in 2004 for the Senate. Ryan’s sealed divorce records were leaked to the press and unseemly sexual activities were revealed forcing him to drop out of the race.

In 2008 the polls showed that McCain was leading Obama heading to victory. Then at a pivotal moment we had the financial collapse, which was largely blamed on Republicans. McCain’s poll numbers dropped like a stone and Obama coasted to an easy victory.

This time, as we headed into the last lap of the election, again Obama’s opponent was leading in the polls by five or more points. Then we had hurricane Sandy which gave the fawning press the opportunity to portray Obama as looking presidential in handing the crisis. He meets with Romney supporter, Chris Christie, who heaps all kinds of praise upon him. The press runs with this quoting Christie over and over. Within a few days the race has tighten up to a dead heat.

Now the destiny of the country will be determined by which side gets the greatest voter turn out.

One may wonder why God or the benevolent Powers-That-Be would have allowed a storm to happen with such timing to give an advantage to Obama if his election will hurt the country. My observations tell me this. Good or bad weather does not seem to coincide with good or evil happenings or even divine purpose. I do believe that weather is influenced by the emotional mood of the people. The tremendous emotional conflicts at play in this country did much to call forth an excess of water which is a symbol of emotion.

Think back to D-Day – the invasion at Normandy. The weather was extremely uncooperative and came close to destroying the allied effort. You’d think that God would have made things easier since Hitler was the greatest arch villain of all time.

On the other hand, Hitler was also frustrated with weather when he invaded Russia. His troops faced a record breaking cold and many froze to death.

It appears that the weather is not an instrument in the hands of the light or dark side where it is manipulated according to will. Instead, it appears that it is a force that both sides merely have to deal with when it manifests its destructive head.

The bottom line is that the hurricane and floods tightened the race up but I still think Romney has a good chance to take the prize. If he wins expect to see some very angry Obamaites who are willing to cause damage to the country and advocate violence.

 

Nov 4, 2012

Re: The Weather

Judy writes: A concentrated effort by a group of humans of higher mental capability could affect the weather. We know this because the Christ working within Jesus calmed a Tempest. The Godly hierarchy and the Powers-That-Be can influence the aftermath of any calamity. The Devic community can be called into action to help influence and protect and to minister. We know the Christ has the ability to administrate the Devic kingdom. Therefore, so do humans since we are told that we can do the same deeds as the Christ and even greater with Christ-like power.

JJ This is true that these powers do exist but I believe that most of the influence over the weather is done through human emotions and intent instead of anything from the Hierarchy. Overall they take a hands off approach, leaving us to our own devices. There are exceptions when the purpose is important but they have learned from the past that humans learn faster when they benefit or suffer from their own thoughts, feelings and actions.

Does this mean that there would be no weather if there were no humans here? How about Venus? There are no humans on the physical surface but indeed they do have storms and weather. Neptune has a gaseous surface with temperatures of 300 degrees below zero yet have storms at 1100 miles per hour.

Yes, without humans there would still be weather but it would still be influenced by various life forms from the tiny elementals to the life of the planet as a whole. Even so, on earth human life is only one of the influences of the weather we see about us. It can be influenced by massed intent but such massed intent is rare because it is understood by so few. Therefore, the human race as a whole is subject to what appears to be random weather and just have to make adjustments to it.

On of the things the lights will do when they gather on the seas is to experiment with weather control through mass intent. This will provide them with a tool to protect themselves and frighten off their enemies.

“Wherefore, the days will come that no flesh shall be safe upon the waters. And it shall be said in days to come that none is able to go up to the land of Zion upon the waters, but he that is upright in heart.” D&C 61:15-16

 

Nov 5, 2012

Re: The Weather

Larry W. Writes: This may sound silly, but I ask this as a serious question. The end of book four inspired me to actually try out some stuff, such as teleportation and/or levitation. Will someone watch over me to make sure I don’t get it? If I do get it, will someone show up and issue restrictions?

JJ Why would you even think someone is going to restrict you? Any restrictions we have are caused by two things.

(1) Ignorance and lack of knowledge and ability. (2) That which we impose upon ourselves by our free will.

These restrictions apply to all living things from the amoeba to humans to the masters.

You are free to learn anything you want. No one is going to stop you unless you become a major threat to the planet.

No one comes to the Masters and says, “Hey, don’t help the humans out. We forbid it.” They can do what they want but have come to the conclusion that the more we do for ourselves the more we will learn and the knowledge will be used with greater safety.

If you are teaching your kid how to play basketball you do not do the playing and shooting for him but realize he will only learn by getting in the game and playing himself. This does not mean you are forbidden from playing but reflects a decision you have made about guiding your kid.

Meanwhile, your kid also is not restricted. He can apply himself according to his will to increase his skill.

Obviously in the case of Sandy and other storms the Hierarchy is not interfering but letting things play out. I do not believe they see the re-election of Obama as a good thing but they did not interfere and guide the storm out of the way. As it is, the storm gives Obama a chance to look presidential and has gained him a few crucial points.

Notice that the devastation of the storm occurred in states that voted heavily for Obama for emotional reasons. The great destruction is a symbol of what his misdirected policies can deliver. The partial destruction of the country is a symbol of a greater one to come if he is elected again.

Yet the funny thing is that many are voting for him because they think he will save us from the destruction of global warming.

 

Nov 5, 2012

Re: The Weather

Larry W Below are a few examples from your writings that speak toward such restrictions. There are many more but I found these examples.

JJ To understand this, think of power being in the form of money. Once you have it you can use it anyway you think best.

Let us suppose that you created a business and now have $10 million in the bank. You can do anything you want with the money and several things run through your mind. If you had no responsibilities you figure you would just by an island in the South Seas and relax in the sun with a iPod in hand for the rest of your life.

You sigh and think of your responsibilities. Your business employs over 200 people and no one can operate it the way you do. Many of your employees are good friends and you know that if you sold it or turned it over to someone else that things would go downhill. For the good of the whole you do not buy the island but stay and oversee the company.

Because it is well known you have money you get a many requests for handouts. Sometimes you get a request that deserving and touches your heart and you send a check but most times you do not. You have a lazy alcoholic brother who is always asking for money but you rarely help him because you see that as enabling his weakness.

Some of your requests are for healing services. You have a relative who is always ill that wants money to go see a controversial doctor in Mexico. You look into him and decide he is a charlatan so you say no to her. She is upset and accuses you of wanting her to die.

You now look at what you want to buy for yourself. A part of you wants to buy a new Lamborghini, but you decide that would be too extravagant and buy a new Pruis instead and donate the difference to charity.

The point is this. Just because you have power doesn’t mean you just follow the line of least resistance in its use but have to make judgments, step by step.

Now some powers you mention are not in the actual hands of the individual, such as prophets and holy men who at times heal, bring famines etc. These powers come from a Higher Source and the Source much be checked with before the power can be used.

But once you have a power that is in your hands, such as money, you are then limited by circumstances and your free will a to how it is to be used. You can use the money any way you want but your wants are determined by many things.

 

Nov 6, 2012

The Election

Rob: Remember, JJ also said Romney had a good chance of winning because he had karma on his side.

JJ I guess it looks like there was not enough good karma left over from the sacrifices of the early church to help him out.

All things being equal I thought Romney could pull off a win unless there was some powerful October Surprise. As it turns out there was a powerful one but it was not Obama’s doing but nature’s and the Republican, Chris Christie.

Before Hurricane Sandy Romney was looking good with a 6 point lead according to Rasmussen, who was the most accurate pollster in the 2008 election.

Then when the hurricane hit, Romney and the election, and Libya were wiped off the news and all we saw was the devastation and Obama showing up with great concern looking presidential and the fawning media highlighting him at every opportunity while ignoring Romney. Within three days Romney lost 5-6 points, which amounted to losing the election.

This was why I brought up the subject of the weather and how we are sometimes subject to it, powerless to do anything to change it. Obviously the workers of light with power didn’t move the hurricane east as usually happens but let lower lives suffer from the results of their own emotions and intent as well as random activity.

Of the six points lost Chris Christie probably cost Romney two of them. Obama called Bloomberg and Christie wanting to pay them both a visit, realizing the power of a photo op. He knew the damage to Bush when he just flew over New Orleans after Katrina. Bloomberg, who supported Obama, refused because the presidential entourage would just hinder the salvage work and this was why Bush didn’t take the photo op because his presence would have hindered rescue efforts.

Obama getting in the way did not bother Christie who welcomed him with open arms and provided Obama, not only with the needed photo op, but gave the false image of a president who was crossing party lines to work with the keynote speaker of the Republican convention. I think Christie will go down in infamy in the Republican party as one who changed history for the worse.

Obviously, the Powers-That-Be figure that the last four years have not taught us the needed lessons that we need to digest and that we need to slide further down into the pit before we can truly wake up.

I plan on working on that awakening effort in the coming years and hope to see some success. If the lights are not successful in turning things around then we will slide into a collapse followed by some kind of rebuilding. If rebuilding should come we will again see a monumental struggle between the forces of freedom and enslavement.

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Keys Posts 2012, Part 20

This entry is part 33 of 40 in the series 2012A

10/11/2012

Two Types of Soul Contact

Duke asks some tips on recognizing true soul contact.  He wants to avoid following a wrong impression.  If it is not true soul contact then perhaps it could lead to undesirable results. On the other hand, if it is true and he doesn’t respond then he may miss an opportunity.

There are two types of impressions that come through soul contact.

(1) An impression that gives additional knowledge or principles.

(2) An impression that gives direction and leads to a decision followed by an action.

When the seeker begins receiving the first he senses the still small voice and it is so subtle that he is not sure if the knowledge came though his own mental activity or a higher source.  In fact, many receive knowledge from the soul and do not realize the source, but believe it just came through their own thinking process.

BUT… as he accepts the knowledge and tests it and moves forward with it he eventually receives greater knowledge that he realizes is beyond the capacity of his normal brain power. As time progresses, he learns to differentiate knowledge that comes through the soul and that which does not. He also learns to run things by the soul to verify whether the knowledge is true or not.

The second soul impression concerns an action that should be taken and this is not as subtle as the first. When this truly comes from the soul it comes with enough power to get your attention.

Even so, the seeker may be confused the first couple times this happens to him because it is a new experience and he is not sure if his imagination is playing tricks on him or if it is really from a higher source. However, after he follows the direction a couple times and finds the results were beneficial he gains the ability to identify that which comes from the soul and trust it.

Here is a rough idea of how the process works.

The seeker feels an energy from the innermost core of his being that he instinctively knows is a benevolent source. It reveals to him a choice that he should make or a direction he should follow. Ironically, this is rarely in answer to a recent question he has or a prayer he has made. It usually just comes as a strong impression out of the blue.

The impression may involve something that can be resolved in hours, but at other times it may be days, years or even a lifetime.

The impression may also be negative in that it is something he must not do. Even though this comes as a warning feeling it is still clear that it comes from God or a benevolent source, or the part of you that is linked to God.

The first few times this direction comes the seeker may not immediately decide to follow. He will most likely think it over for a while or just try and ignore it. If the decision is important in the scheme of things he will not be able to ignore it as the impression will usually come back stronger.  He will normally get the impression three times so he will be left without doubt as to what he is supposed to decide. After the path is made clear to the seeker he will then be left on his own to decide yes or no.

If he makes the right decision and follows the impression from the soul he will feel a sense of relief and have an inner confirmation and comfort that the path chosen is correct.

Quite often, the first couple times this happens the seeker will reject the impression. Since this is a normal part of the adjustment the Higher Self is fairly forgiving and will give the seeker several chances. If he continues to reject the guidance then the soul will withdraw and the time of opportunity will be lost for a season – often for a lifetime or more.

Once the seeker understands the impressions from the soul and has proven them accurate to himself then it is important that he follow the impressions he receives. If he does not, especially if the choice is important, then he may not be given a second chance.  If the soul seems to withdraw and he wants the contact back then he will have to retrace his steps and fulfill the original choice he was given. If this is impossible then he must be open to following a new impression if it should come.  A second opportunity may or may not come in this life.

 

Oct 14, 2012

Duke’s Vision

He writes

Some time shortly after “letting go”, I seem to be aware of a presence. So I ask a question, something like, “Do you have any messages for me?” POW! I get a quarter-second-long flash. In that flash, I vividly see a very large, very old book. It is called The Book of Innocence. I still can see it in my mind now.

Wow – very cool! I really saw something! I’m really digging this. The Book of Innocence. Hmmm. It probably tells you what you have to do to be innocent. Yeah, I bet that’s it. All the things you’re supposed to do, or not do. Yeah. Hmmm. I wonder… I wonder what it really says. Maybe I could ask? I asked before and got an answer, maybe I can ask again. So I form the question in my mind, and no sooner had I done so when POW!, another quarter-second-long flash.

In the flash, I see the contents of the book. Rather than telling you how to be innocent, it is a documentation of everyone’s innocence. It takes all factors into account and proves and documents and establishes that everyone is actually innocent. This is a totally new concept to me, and it thrills me. For the next several days I’m high, I smile at everyone. I see everyone differently. The idea becomes one of my core beliefs. I move ahead and have what in retrospect was the most rapidly evolutionary period of my life. Now I didn’t go totally stupid – for instance, I didn’t stop packing a pistol for protection (lived in an interesting locale, shall we say), but did see the “bad guys” as mistaken rather than evil. The experience changed the way I see a lot of things; for instance, I went from being a Rush Limbaugh Republican to something very different.

Well now back to the present day. The effects have faded somewhat with time. Obviously that experience conflicts with much of what JJ teaches, and my mind tells me that JJ is pretty reliable and sensible, so he and his teachings generally win out in my mind, though I still resist some things.

JJ

I posted your whole interesting account so it will go in the archives.

I think you received a true revelation that pushed you in a direction of thinking that you needed and it does not conflict with my teachings at all, but agrees with them.  Notice the book says we are innocent, not that there are not two paths.  If there were not two paths (the Left and the Right) then there would be no power of decision and without the power of decision you and I would not be.

The fact is that everyone is innocent within the framework of their own minds for we make our decisions based on our self interest.  The difference between the left hand path and the right is that the self interest of the right sees it as encompassing a greater circle than the left.  They see that helping others eventually helps themselves. Those on the left do not understand this and thus make some very harmful decisions.

Here are some previous thoughts I expressed on Hitler that explains this:

Hitler actually wanted to do what was right but he had an illusionary way of going about it. He thought the Jews were from Satan. He was a vegetarian, he was in charge of what he ate and he really didn’t have that much ego. Everybody thinks he was an egomaniac but he wasn’t that egotistical. He let other people share the glory with him. But he was caught in a trap. He had some very powerful wrong beliefs in his foundation system.

Audience: That just goes to show you the danger.

JJ: Right. Illusion is the most dangerous of all because if you’ve conquered maya and if you’ve conquered glamour and you’re in illusion then you think you are a true servant of God and what you say is right. You can’t find any flaw in what you’re doing. Hitler swallowed some teachings that said the Jews were spawned by Satan from the days of Adam and Eve. He really believed that and he thought they caused most of the problems in the world so the obvious solution was to just get rid of them all.

He taught his guys this saying, “I even have friends who are Jews and you can have sympathy for them and feel for them as a human being but you have to transcend that and let it go because these guys have to be extinguished in order to bring in the new age.”

So he had this illusion and it was so powerful that it led him to do very destructive things. Illusions can be a very powerful negative influence. Jesus said to His apostles, “They will kill you and when they kill you they will think they are doing God’s will.” That’s because of the illusion they were in. Hitler thought the Jews were evil and the early persecutors of the Christians thought the same way. Just about every other religion had its persecutors who thought they were doing God’s will by killing somebody with a different belief system.

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Here is another excerpt:

If you’ve ever read the book by Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People, it starts with an interesting story about a guy who was on the most wanted list — “Two-gun Willy” or something like that. The police were chasing him and they had him cornered and he was perhaps the most wanted guy in all America and the most hated guy in the country. The papers portrayed him as the most evil character you could imagine. When they had him cornered and he just had a short period of time before he was captured he started writing a letter just in case he was gunned down. He wanted the world to know something. He wrote in this letter that he thought he was a good person, he never wanted to hurt anybody and he only wanted to do good all his life. The way he wrote it he portrayed himself like he couldn’t see anything wrong with himself. Yet he was the most hated man in America at the time.

Dale Carnegie pointed out that though it may sound odd to us to hear this letter from this killer, this most wanted man that everyone hated, but he said everybody feels that way about themselves. Everybody feels that they’re a good person. Sometimes we put ourselves down but inside we think we’re really pretty good. Most people feel that. He says everybody, no matter how bad they are, no matter what they’ve done, they think they’ve done the best with their life that they could’ve done. Therefore, he said, you must be very careful how you criticize or how you look upon the other person because they think they’re okay. He said if you want to win friends and influence people we must play upon that idea. Play upon the idea that they are a good person. Look upon them as a good person then they will start responding as they are a better person.

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Innocence is really defined by the person’s point of view. Because a person operates in his best interest does not mean that he doesn’t make mistakes or is not guilty by some type of standard.

For instance, let us say that you were late to a meeting and thought it was in your best interest to run a stop sign and you cause an accident that results in the death of an innocent person. On hindsight you kick yourself and wish more than anything you had it to do all over again. On top of this everyone seems to find you guilty for breaking the law.  All this does not negate the fact that at the time it just seemed like running the stop sign was the right thing to do.

Dan writes:

Mine, as best I can put it in words, was more that the whole universe is not only innocent but utterly and completely benevolent in all its machinations.

JJ

This harmonizes with the teaching of the Dominating Good. Because good dominates in this universe when all is said and done even that which appeared to be evil was a necessity.

 

Oct 15, 2012

Re: The Book of Innocence

JJ quote Because good dominates in this universe when all is said and done even that which appeared to be evil was a necessity.

Judy writes: This statement above and others statements you have made defining evil seems contradictory to my mathematical logical brain. You have said in the past that evil is live backwards and is anything counter to God

• plan or the progression of God

• plan. Now, today, it seems you are saying evil is not only a proponent of God

• plan but a necessary element in God

• plan I will have to put this paradox on the shelf until I can get my head around it. How something can be a drawback and a necessity to God’s plan at the same time?

JJ The statement does not contradict my teachings at all. I have always said that duality is necessary for the creation of the universe and all the forms in it. Good and evil are just one expression of duality.

The main thing that causes the confusion for the many is the looking at the part rather than the whole. When DaVinci was painting the Mona Lisa he first visualized a good end – a near perfect painting that would be a masterpiece.

As he proceeded toward this good end he had to make thousands of small decisions between good and evil. Good was that which moved his work toward the visualized finish and evil was that which took it backwards.

Because his brush strokes were guided by intelligence progress toward the good end dominated but in this process he made many strokes that were not good and had to be corrected. He selected many color shades that were not quite right and also needed correction.

Let us suppose an aide stumbled across an object and spilled some colors an on the canvas causing a lot of work to repair. In the scheme of things this would be considered a great evil.

Even so DaVinci moved forward and completed the painting.

Now that the painting is complete we can look at it and admire it as a good or great work. We do not think of all the struggle with duality in making the finished product. We forget that the painting needed the choice between many good and bad strokes to be created.

Because evil is a necessity this does not mean that we should ever choose or support it. Jesus spoke wisely when he said: “Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!” Matt 18:7

 

Oct 15, 2012

Re: The Book of Innocence

Judy: However, just because in the big picture then evil is necessary does not in my opinion justify that all are therefore innocent because of that fact.

JJ One has nothing to do with the other. Just because when a creative work is finished and declared good does not mean that all the problems along the way were made in a state of innocence. I have said nothing in this direction.

What I did say is this. All people are innocent in their own minds as they always make their decisions based on what is in their best interest.

What innocence is depends on how it is defined. I would guess the Book of Innocence defines it as the state of mind one is in as he makes decisions. Everyone is doing his best to serve his best interests. Even if one commits suicide he is doing this because he thinks it will give him some peace or escape from reality.

If one defines innocence according to the law then none of us are innocent for we have all broken some law.

If one defines innocence as one who has done no harm then again, none of us are innocent.

None of these definitions tell us that there are no consequences to our actions.

 

Oct 15, 2012

Re: The Book of Innocence

lwk: I don’t agree with JJ on this. I think there are people who are convinced mentally that one thing is in their best interest but do something quite different for various reasons.

Sometimes those reasons are things like addiction, self-hatred, or taking the easiest path (studying to pass a college course you know is in your best long term interest, but you just really want to watch American Idol on TV, or something).

JJ Let us take drug addiction. Yes, that is definitely not in the addict’s best interest but in his altered state all he can see is that the relief he will get from the drug is in his best immediate interest. He is wrong, of course, but that’s what he thinks when he takes the drug.

 

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Keys Posts 2012, Part 19

This entry is part 32 of 40 in the series 2012A

July 12, 2012

JJ’s handwriting interpretation to the test

Soryn wants me to grade the intelligence of the samples he gave me. One of the problems with this is that intelligence is manifest and interpreted in different ways. Here are some ingredients. (1) Quality of the memory (2) Quickness of the mind. (3) Creative ability (4) Degree of self learning (5) Strong projection of personality energy is often seen as intelligence. (6) Determination and assertiveness.

People often misinterpret the intelligence of others. For instance, Thomas Edison’s writing reveals that he didn’t have native intelligence a lot above average but was extremely visionary and determined. He was indeed 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration.

Others think that those with whom they disagree are not intelligent because they do not agree with them or see through the same lens. But there are those on both sides of the political fence who are blessed with a lot of native intelligence and mental ability.

True intelligence eventually leads to soul contact and then the two move toward oneness.

Sample #1 (From “Handwriting Samples” in the File section. I’ll have to make these brief. Very free thinker and intelligent in the ways he wants to focus. Has good intuition in areas of focus

#2 In some ways above average – good at arguments, quick thinker. He has emotional conflicts that interfere with clear thinking.

#3 Average intelligence if this is a teenager below average if an adult. Interaction with friends very important.

#4 Very intelligent quick and creative thinker. Capable of high intellectual achievement.

#5 Very intelligent, especially high emotional intelligence. Extremely quick mind. Can accomplish whatever he wants.

#6 Another intelligent individual. Good self learner and good at arguing his point.

#7 This person has a quick mind, is perceptive and creative but has emotional conflicts that inhibit full powers of reasoning.

#8 Passionate and emotional thinker but has a quick creative mind. Probably promotes a strong philosophy.

#9 This guy wants to be perceived as intelligent and important and is above average but it is his charm and smooth talking that projects intelligence more than his native ability, which is a little above average. He seizes opportunity when it presents itself. Stubbornly independent.

#10 This guy has a lot of intelligent traits similar to Sarah Palin – quick mind perceptive and versatile but doesn’t try to project the feeling of importance and ego as #9. Strong emotional intelligence

#11 Sarah Palin – First time I have seen this much of her handwriting. Strong emotional intelligence, good executive intelligence, good self-learner, quick thinker, traditional values, strong presence. She underestimates herself and likes to play it safe – probably accounts for why she didn’t run this time.

 

Soryn’s Response:

Re: JJ’s handwriting interpretation to the test

Wow, I have to say I’m impressed!

Good comments on the nature of intelligence also.

Here are the authors:

1. Cristian Tudor Popescu, a well known journalist and writer in Romania. He uses strong logic, literary skills and human morality to prove his points. I would rate him as highly intelligent. He is definetely “a free thinker” and has very good intuition. One of my favorites. Here is a picture of him:

2.Michael Jackson;

3.Paris Hilton;

4.Emil Cioran, romanian philosopher, possibly the greatest nihilist thinker of all time. “Capable of high intellectual achievement.” – spot on.

5.JFK;

6.Corneliu Zelea Codreanu, leader of the romanian nationalist movement between the 2 world wars that allied with Hitler. I would rate his intelligence as average, but he had a very strong personality;

7.Gabriel Liiceanu, romanian philosopher. I would rate him as intelligent. He has high emotional intelligence and strong moral values. “has emotional conflicts that inhibit full powers of reasoning.” – spot on.;

8.Hilbert, genius mathematician;

9.Barack Obama;

10.G.W. Bush;

On some of the authors it even crossed my mind that you knew their handwriting, like in the case of Obama, it was that good! Overall, your interpretation was excellent. Now I can take more seriously your handwriting argument.

JJ

Always honored to gain some earned authority. This was similar to a test that the local newspaper put me to and the favorable article was read by my wife and lead to my meeting her.

I was hoping the sample that turned out to be Paris Hilton was not your daughter.

July 8, 2012 Larry W That brings me to another thought. JJ has not spent much time working to form any actual group. He concentrates on producing his teachings in book form. The group stuff we’ve done so far were all created by enthusiastic readers. The Gatherings started and continue that way. The local groups all happened that way. In fact, Artie definitely fills a need the way she keeps these aspects organized. I get the impression that JJ sees his mission as preparing his books at this point. Organizing his students beyond just blogging at KOK just does not seem to be on his radar right now.

JJ Actually, I do have quite a bit of experience with group work. That’s the main reason I haven’t organize one yet. I know how difficult it is and what I am up against.

From 1978-1988 I organized three different groups that self destructed through inner conflict and unwillingness to contact the soul. From that experience I decided that the next time I organized a group I would do it from a point of power and in such a way that the possibility of a successful foundation was high.

My next attempt at group work will be in the political arena and I expect to commence this later this year. I also plan on a metaphysical group later on but don’t have a timetable yet. My teachings need to get a little more traction.

 

July 8, 2012

Edison’s Intelligence

Tom I think you are wrong about Edison, he was way above average in intelligence. He average 95 percent on quizzes and stuff…read the below:

1. Thomas Edison had an encyclopedic memory and expected job applicants to have a similar knowledge. The test he administered to every job seeker had 150 questions; each test was tailored for a specific job. Some of the things college graduates were expected to know:

JJ Much of what society considers as intelligence is really just a reflection of good memory based on the fortune of the person being born with a good quality computer brain.

Edison was indeed intelligent but not because he had a good memory but that he used what he had to the best ways possible. Without his iron will and determination he would have been just another dreamer.

Which person do you think would produce the greatest literary work? Shakespeare on an old 1986 computer or an ego based politician on a new Macbook air?

A Shakespeare does not need the highest quality equipment to produce a great work.

The IQ tests are not a test of real intelligence either but are a reflection of the quality of the computer mind in many cases. Many people in the genius category have produced no work of significance.

I have never done that great on tests of any kind and usually score about average yet some here consider me fairly intelligent. That’s because I make the best of my computer brain.

The greatest sign of intelligence is to ask the right question and then seek the answer. This is what few people do.

 

July 11, 2012

New and Old Wine

LWK Writes: I have to wonder whether or not winning that battle for freedom in America is actually a goal of the Brotherhood of Light (BOL)? The theme of “The Gathering of Lights” (TGOL) is the future gathering together of the lights of the world in one place to demonstrate the great value of individual freedom and The Molecular Relationship (TMR). Gathered together these lights will not “hide their light under a basket” but will be visible to all in the world as an example (as the United States once was).

To a large extent America seems to have already have served its purpose. It has given an example, both of its excellence, and of its faults; and of how those – appropriately – on the Left (hand) have sought to defame and destroy its virtues.

Jesus seems to give good advice on this: “Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.” Matthew 9:17 (NIV)

America is an “old wineskin” and pouring in the “new wine” might not be such a good idea. This new Gathering (TGOL) must happen somewhere else. On the other hand, the outright destruction of America as a force in the world might make TGOL even more difficult.

JJ You make a good point but we must examine what is really the new wine and the old.

The old wine consists of free market capitalism and Constitutional government. We have gone away from these two things and in returning to them in many ways we are going back to the old wine.

This happened several times with the Roman Empire. It was built on good principles as a Republic and they drifted away from the founding principles. Then they would have a string of good emperors who did not rule as tyrants and went back somewhat toward the founding principles. When this happened the Roman citizens were much happier and prosperous.

Even so, our country can be taken back to our old wine of freedom and Constitutional government and create for our citizens a better way of life for a time.

The New wine is the Molecular Relationship and cooperative government and this will be resisted by those who are attached to the old wine as well as those who have spoiled the good old wine. To create a vessel for the new wine we need a gathering, which is more difficult to accomplish in this age than any other. In past ages a group of people could merely stake out a piece of land and rule themselves however they saw fit. This is not possible today as every piece of land and island is controlled by some state that has power to tax and declare law. Now the U.N. is even seeking to control every inch of the oceans.

This makes a gathering difficult but not impossible as a way will be opened up. In the mean time it is a good idea to return to the quality old wine as much as possible.

 

July 13, 2012

Karma and the Brain

JJ Quote: “Much of what society considers as intelligence is really just a reflection of good memory based on the fortune of the person being born with a good quality computer brain.”

Tom Ok, how come some people are fortunate enough to be born with a good computer brain?

JJ Karma and needed lessons to be absorbed.

Tom: Thanks, JJ, can you give an example of how karma or life lessons may help one have a very good computer mind?

JJ If you have good karma and in your next life there is no need for some significant lesson requiring limitations then you can select a well equipped body. If you desire to have a body with an exceptional brain then it will be available.

On the other hand, one may suffer limitations through karma. For instance, the entity may have developed feelings of superiority and ridiculed people who he thought were not that intelligent. In this case he may need to take a body with a brain that doesn’t function so well so he will learn to not feel so superior for merely having better equipment than the other guy.

Then too the person may have misused his intelligence and took advantage of others so he chose a lower level brain making him the one who is taken advantage of to learn a lesson.

Group karma could also cause limitations. Let us say a great mind like Tesla reincarnates but our group karma doesn’t qualify us to receive all that he could give us. In this case he may have to assume a brain that doesn’t allow him to develop the potential he had mentally in the last life.

 

July 19, 2012

Somebody Else Made That Happen

By Larry Kennon              Quoting from a recent Obama speech:

“If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”

Obama was trying to say that business entrepreneurs “didn’t build” their businesses and success, but in reality they were the product of others. Others created the environment and some “unbelievable American system” somehow magically created their success.

What is probably more interesting about Obama’s remarks is not any insight into that “unbelievable American System” which is fundamentally a mystery and obviously a source of resentment to Barack Obama, but rather the profound insight those remarks give about the life of Barack Obama. Obama can’t truly speak about that “unbelievable American system” because he actually doesn’t believe in it, and in his Socialist worldview he can’t come close to understanding it.

But he is right in his worldview as it pertains to himself. “Somebody else made that happen” is the story of his life. He attended the elite and private Punahou School in Hawai from 1971 to 1979. He attended the private Occidental College in Los Angeles and transferred to Columbia University where he graduated in 1983.

Everyone knows that he graduated from Harvard. What they don’t focus on is that he could not have had even remotely competitive grades to enter Harvard. Obama won’t release his transcript from Columbia but that doesn’t matter. Those who graduated from Columbia with any degree of honors is a public record and Obama’s name nowhere to be found in those public records.

No white or asian student could even remotely qualify for Harvard Law School with grades so low as to not qualify for honors in their baccalaureate degree. No, “somebody else made that happen.” In public remarks Obama has admitted that he benefited greatly from Affirmative Action.

While at Harvard Law School Obama was chosen as the Editor for the Harvard Law Review. This position at Harvard used to always belong to a brilliant law student who often wrote articles for the Review and graduated to become a law clerk to a Supreme Court justice. No articles in the Harvard Law Review bear his name and he went on to become a “community organizer.”

Why was Obama chosen as the Editor of the Harvard Law Review? “Somebody else made that happen.” Harvard needed an acceptable black for reasons of diversity. “Somebody else made it happen” seems to be a recurring theme in the career of Barack Obama.

After Harvard Obama moves to Chicago where many “somebodies” “made it happen” for him, including the left wing bomber Bill Ayers who appears to have largely written “Dreams From My Father” for Obama. In politics somebody assassinated the characters and records of Obama’s early opponents. “Somebody else made that happen.”

Finally we have the 2008 campaign and Obama wins. George Soros and others largely funded that. David Axelrod came up with “Hope and Change” and all the ideas that Obama spouted from the teleprompter. “Somebody else made that happen,” again.

In the White House now Obama appears to have been more interested in rounds of golf, dinner parties with Hollywood celebrities, and his basketball picks. Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid labored to construct “Obamacare” in the meantime. “Somebody else made that happen” too.

Actually the only real skill that Obama has ever consistently demonstrated is an ability to speak impressively to a teleprompter. Everything else in his life seems to be the product of someone else helping him, or giving him a hand up, or perhaps, using him for political purposes.

When Obama said those words “Somebody else made that happen” he was speaking his life story and he was speaking with great sincerity, off the teleprompter. He thought he was demeaning others but in fact he was confessing his own story. “Somebody else made that happen.”

 

July 31, 2012

Budgeting

I got this email from a friend.

President Obama ordered the cabinet to cut $100,000,000.00 ($100 million) from the $3,500,000,000,000.00 ($3.5 trillion) federal budget.

I’m so impressed by this sacrifice that I have decided to do the same thing with my personal budget. I spend about $2,000 a month on groceries, household expenses, medicine, utilities, etc., but it’s time to get out the budget cutting axe, go through my expenses, and cut back. I’m going to cut my spending at exactly the same ratio (1/35,000) of my total budget. After doing the math, it looks like instead of spending $2,000 a month, I’m going to have to cut that number by six cents. Yes, I’m going to have to get by with $1999.94, but that’s what sacrifice is all about.

I’ll just have to do without some things, that are, frankly, luxuries – six cents worth. Did this President actually think no one would do the math? Please send this to everyone on your list so people understand how idiotic a $100 million cut is in a $3.5 trillion budget – ludicrous!!

“There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation…One is by sword…The other is by debt. John Adams 1826

 

Aug 6, 2012

The Mars Rover

History was made by the landing on Mars of a Rover with power to really explore for life. This landing was a technological miracle.

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