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High recognitions . . . . in the ethereal worlds of the souls.



“Those who are displeased with their fate here on Earth and expect a better life in the beyond, will be sorely disappointed when the awakening in the beyond. Because the discontentment, which is synonymous with ingratitude toward the Creator, will be sensed in a much more agonizing way in this new world than it was while still in the earthly body. In all Creation, from top to bottom, the Law enforces that each individual must reap what he has sown. Arbitrary rewards do not exist anywhere in the ethereal worlds of the souls.”


– Roselis von Sass (The Book of the Last Judgment)
The author draws inspiration from “The Grail Message” (In The Light of Truth) by Abd-ru-shin
 
 
 
 
 





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Beneath the Harvest Moon!

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It is the Harvest Moon! On gilded vanes
And roofs of villages, on woodland crests
And their aerial neighborhoods of nests
Deserted, on the curtained window-panes
Of rooms where children sleep, on country lanes
And harvest-fields, its mystic splendor rests!
Gone are the birds that were our summer guests,
With the last sheaves return the laboring wains!
All things are symbols: the external shows
Of Nature have their image in the mind,
As flowers and fruits and falling of the leaves;
The song-birds leave us at the summer’s close,
Only the empty nests are left behind,
And pipings of the quail among the sheaves.

 

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1807 – 1882

 

 

 

 

Art Mary Engelbreit
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#WorldofSymbolism . . . .The… harp

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The… harp which is a symbol of love in the form of lyrical art,
poetry and music. The Harp shares mythical connections to the Celts
representing the bridge of love connecting heaven and earth.

In Norway and Iceland, Harp strings formed a ladder symbolizing the
ascent to higher states of love leading to paradise.

 

 

 

 

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SPIRIT, SOUL AND BODY {so familiar yet, so misunderstood}

SPIRIT, SOUL AND BODY {so familiar yet, so misunderstood}

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Recalling the tail end of our last essay “From Seed-germs to Human Beings,” the human spirit is now living in the ethereal realm in a male or female human form, with self-consciousness and a refined free will. Spread out before it is a wide variety of the good and not so good; both pure and impure vibrations and impulses.
The spirit is at liberty to choose which experience to taste, attract, or indulge in. It can now consciously live life to its heart’s content, but, (and a very big but) must bear the responsibility of reward and punishment for the free choices it makes.
We tarry a while in the ethereal because, it is a major turning point for the first-time spirit! Some spirits never make it beyond this realm! Out of spiritual indolence, they either remain infants and babies galloping and gamboling in the meadows of the ethereal for eons of years or, get bogged down by following this or that impure passion which eventually hangs like a burden, an albatross around their necks!
Luckily an enormous number of spirits move on following the urge to develop which is spurred by the deep longing for maturity. They recognize or, at least, sense that only full spiritual maturity guarantees their return to The Kingdom of Bliss, their Real Home, where they can live for eternity in joyful service.
While we tarry, let us make some clarifications:
Strictly speaking, the spirit is now best referred to as a SOUL. This is because a human soul is actually a conscious human spirit in the beyond that is embodied in a substance other than spiritual substance and invariably experiencing life outside the spiritual realm. In comparison, just as the spirit becomes an earthman or earthwoman when it is embodied in flesh and blood in the physical world on earth, so is it a soul when embodied in ethereal or other non-spiritual material!
Simply expressed: outside the spiritual realms, the human spirit takes on a soul body while in the beyond and a physical body while on earth!
However, it does not discard the soul body when it enters the earth; rather, it exists like a coconut with layers of different substances. On earth, the human being (like me and you) is a combination of spirit, soul and physical body, i. e. three bodies in one!
The spirit is the core, the real and most permanent personality, the soul is fairly permanent, while the physical body has the shortest life span!
The spirit and soul are therefore, neither the impersonal components of human nature nor, levels of inner feelings. On the contrary, they are real personalities (like the physical body) in real worlds, with capabilities to experience life in real time and space, in their different worlds.
Let us take a glimpse at this trinity at work:
1. Activities like jumping, walking, reading and other physical exertions are activities of the physical body. These are obvious to everyone!

2. Most ‘real’ contact with friends, relatives and other humans who have passed on (physically died); astral phenomena like projection, sensing, phantom pains, etc, are soul body activities. Also, an overwhelming majority of mediumship, spiritism, hypnotic communication, are soul body activities because the organs of reception/interaction are the soul body organs.

3. On the other hand, the spirit body is at work during divine mediation, like the reception of the biblical Book of Revelation, visions of the Queen of Heaven (not Mary the mother of Jesus) and visions of the luminous ‘Throne of God.’
The frequently experienced deep, quiet and still voice that speaks to us, distinct from the din and rattle of the intellect, is the voice of the spirit; the intuitive perception.
These activities are merely separated to illustrate the principal body at work. In reality they are not individually independent; an activity started by one body dovetails into and necessitates the cooperation of the other body or, bodies before it can reach consummation or perfection. For instance, the physical activity of vocal praying or chanting, requires the cooperation of the spiritual volition to propel the main wish of the prayer for fulfillment. Words alone can only reach medium gross matter which is extremely far from the Throne of Grace.
Today we had to reflect on the fine distinctions of spirit, soul and the physical body so that we are clear-sighted as we proceed with the evolving spirit into the rather fluid lower realms. In these deeper planes life is more vigorous, coarse and exposed to opposing energy vibrations. We enter the real battle ground of the Light and Darkness!
May the Grace of the Lord which gives peace and understanding be with us all!

From Seed-germs to Human Beings……….Human Spirit and Gender—Part 2

From Seed-germs to Human Beings……….Human Spirit and Gender—Part 2

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In Part 1 of this series, we followed the spirit seed to the ethereal realms. Today, we continue in its trail as it evolves from a sexless spirit spark to a female or male human being:
As the human spirit seed enters the ethereal realm it faces a new and strange polarity. It is confronted by an atmosphere of coarse energy radiations and impure vibrations on one hand, as well as, Light threads and guidance on the other. The dark end of this polarity only exists in the World of Matter to which the ethereal belongs. All gilt and Karma exist only within material Creation! They do not and cannot reach up to the luminous spiritual realms, the Eternal Throne of Grace!
The interplay, twists and turns of conditions and manifestations in this remote ‘alien’ region forces the spirit to develop and mature faster than it would have done if it had remained in the spiritual realms. You can then understand why knowing ones tell us that the travails of the spirit; the struggles in relatively rugged regions (including the earth), is for learning purposes and not punishment. No stain, no gain!
Inwardly, the spirit transits from the hitherto state of unconsciousness to consciousness and then to self-consciousness. This is a big leap which in earthly reckoning might take generations; because, there is a world of difference between awakening to consciousness and self-consciousness! The reader should not gloss over this!
Side by side with the evolution of consciousness, the spirit also develops and strengthens its intuitive volition such that by the time it becomes self-conscious, it has already acquired a refined free will.
Outwardly, the seed-germ develops from the so called ‘tiny’ meteor into the human form we readily identify here on earth. It grows from a baby to an infant, youth and so on, depending on the state of its inward maturity.
And now to the gender issue!
As consciousness evolves, the spirit decides on its life path; chooses its life mission and activities!
If it is attracted to, and decides to work in an active, vigorous manner, it takes on the male form. If on the other hand, it decides to work in a fine, delicate and passive manner, then the female form weaves around it.
“In The Light of Truth” (The Grail Message), by Abd-ru-shin explains this process in very simple, succinct words:

“In my lectures I have already often explained that the actual concept of womanhood and manhood issues from the nature of their activity in Creation, i.e., that the nature of their activity is fundamental for this and determines the form which allows human beings on earth to be recognised as female or male.
The difference immediately shows itself as soon as the human spirit-germs leave their sphere of origin. Those inclined towards the active, i.e., the coarser working, take on male forms, whereas female forms shape themselves around those who wish to work passively, i.e., in a more delicate way. These are two different kinds of activity, but of equal strength; there can be no question whatever of a weaker species.
……. These work either passively or actively side by side, and yet they constantly strive towards one another, since the two species can only achieve something which is perfect through their joint activity. However, it only becomes perfect when the two work with equal strength and strive for one goal – towards the Light!”

In summary, the spirit’s gender is determined by the personal decision on the nature of activity it wants to engage in for life. Once the decision is made, nature provides the wherewithal to actualize its life mission. Nature only provides the hood to the monk but, the individual must first make the decision and engage in activities to be a monk!
Finally, the little spirit spark we trailed from “Human Spirit and Gender…Part1” has attained either womanhood or manhood; and, if it incarnates on earth it is identified as female or male in our general gender classification.
However, if the inquiries and reactions to Part 1 of this series are anything to go by, there are still some unanswered questions. How is it that a soul incarnates as a female in one earthlife and alternatively, as a male in another? What is ‘the weak sex’? What effects do trans-sexual manipulations have with womanhood and manhood? Do human beings bear or need procreative organs in spiritual realms?…and many more questions.
We shall endeavor to answer these and other questions as the opportunity presents itself. In the meantime, absorb what we have offered so far so that we can all be speaking from the same page throughout this series.
Joy, peace and love, dear friends!