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Epiphany…a Sacred Mission derailed!

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A few days ago, a large section of the Christian world celebrated the feast of Epiphany, also known as Three Kings’ Day or simply, Epiphany! The all too familiar feast is a commemoration of the visit of the Magi, the three Wise Men, to the Child Jesus and ostensibly a celebration of the manifestation of Christ particularly to the gentiles symbolized by the Magi!

The Magi have become some sort of Christian folk-heroes just as Epiphany has become a generally joyous festival and an important event in the nativity celebrations of Christmas!

However, all thanks to the New Knowledge mediated by the promised “Spirit of Truth”, mankind is beginning to look beyond the gifts, the astrological prowess and pomp of the three kings! Discerning mankind is beginning to look at what one would call the sober side of Epiphany without taking anything away from the sanctity of the ordained mission of the Magi!

Now to the sober side of Epiphany:

As a fulfillment of Divine prophesies and greetings from the Father, the Star of Bethlehem stood radiantly above a stable where Jesus, the Son of God, was born and trailed the Child for days after!
Three Kings from faraway lands followed the cosmic Herald! After a detour to King Herod’s Palace, they eventually reached the Subject of their longing; the foot of their mission: they found the Holy Child ! As Mathew narrates:

“On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts.”

Further down, Mathew concludes that: “having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route “

“Having Been Warned”…..this should have been a flaming red flag for the Magi! Let us see why…
Kings prepared by the Light and provided with the necessary guidance, wealth and influence to protect the Child from an occupying Roman authority and a manipulative Priesthood; to protect the Child from earthly limitations and want, only worshipped, presented gifts and left! They returned to their country: Of what use were gold, incense and myrrh against Herod’s wrath which they had inadvertently stoked?

The magi also failed themselves…Three souls, carefully chosen and incarnated at the right time and in the right place for a special mission: Kaspar (or, Caspar), Balthasar and Melchior were to stand like disciples; as radiant ethereal swords warding off dark currents and impure volitions from the growing Child until He, who was a Stranger in these parts, could gain a ‘foothold’ in matter! Alas, they only worshipped, presented some gifts and returned to their home country…..indeed, returned to a loathsome cycle of heavy Karmic burden for failing so woefully!

Most pathetic was the case of Kaspar who was said to be the oldest of the three and should have provided the necessary guidance by virtue of his mature age. Also, and most importantly, he stood to gain immensely and perhaps the most from Epiphany because it was a decisive opportunity for him to redeem an crushing Karmic responsibility from a previous failure in Arabic sands years and years ago!

For Kaspar, turning back to his country was symbolically a return to damnation and spiritual death…but for the intervention of the Love of the Most High!

Epiphany should therefore rather invoke deep sober reflections than exultation! It should be a special opportunity to watch and pray for the recognition and fulfillment of our individual as well as collective life missions and destiny!

May we find the Way upwards to the Light!

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Sunday reflection…become like little children!

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At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”

He called a little child and had him stand among them. And he said:

“I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”
– Matthew 18:3

 

 

 

 

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The more gratitude I feel…….

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“Deep at the centre of my being there is an infinite well of gratitude.
I now allow this gratitude to fill my heart, my body, my mind, my consciousness, my very being.
This gratitude radiates out from me in all directions, touching everything in my world, and returns to me as more to be grateful for.
The more gratitude I feel, the more I am aware that the supply is endless.”

~Louise L. Hay
~ Shared by Sacred Dreams

When we follow good Causes!

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“Just as flowers open up and bear fruits,
just as the moon appears and invariably grow full,
just as a lamp becomes brighter when oil is added, and
just as plants and trees flourish with rain,
so will human beings never fail to prosper when they make good causes.”

~The Buddha

Goodnight!

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“Now let me sit here, on the threshold of two worlds.
Lost in the eloquence of silence.”
– Rumi

Sunday reflection…….Religions

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“YOU CAN FOLLOW THE RELIGIONS WHERE GOD IS SMALL,
OR YOU CAN FOLLOW THE RELIGIONS WHERE GOD IS ALL.”

― Donald L. Hicks, Look into the stillness

 

 

 

Quote Source: http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/171923.Donald_L_Hicks?page=2
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A candle for Nepal!

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“To our friends in Nepal and India, we light this candle in your honor with the intention of bringing immediate physical and emotional healing, peace, love and relief to you and your beautiful country.

You are in our hearts now and always. Our prayers are with you.”

– Emmanuel Dagher

Song of Victorious Awakening!

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“…..
WE ARE AWAKENING
IN THE FLOWERING OF THE HEART
EVERYBODY HERE MELTING INTO
PRESENCE , OVERFLOWING
EFFERVESCENCE
RISING IN LOVE
WE ARE AWAKENING
TO A LONG FORGOTTEN MEMORY
DAWN IS BREAKING
WAVES ARE COMING IN
EVERYBODY HERE STANDING IN WONDER
BENEATH THE RAIN AND THE THUNDER
RISING IN LOVE
WE ARE AWAKENING
TO THIS PERFECT IMPERFECTION
CELEBRATING IN THE ONENESS OF IT ALL
EVERYBODY HERE
PART OF EACH OTHER
SISTER AND BROTHER
RISING”

– Snecana Imper

Sunday reflection – if you can’t appreciate beauty…..

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“God is the most beautiful,
and beauty is the expression of God.
If you can’t appreciate beauty in the world how can you understand God?”

– Amit Ray

 

 

 

 

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Quote Source: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/492884.Amit_Ray

ABMAS, a celebration of The Grail Message!

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ABMAS is a word I have coined to remind me of 18th April, the birth Anniversary of Abd-ru-shin, the Author of The Grail Message (In The Light of Truth). To those who know, this day has become very special; a commemoration of the anchorage of Light (Divine Unsubstantiate Essence) on earth and the fulfillment of Profound promises to our Universe, Ephesus!
Since the Light Envoy emphatically demanded that each individual should be allowed to personally seek and discover His identity, let us concentrate more on His Mission than His Personality! His constant admonition should echo loud and clear in our minds: “Heed the Message not the bringer.”

Like I once said in a post, “Celebrating Abd-ru-shin and The Grail Message (In the Light of Truth.), the Message leads the reader in simple words into the Knowledge of Creation and explains even the most intriguing World-Happening from a spiritual standpoint. With clear thinking, the Message provides answers to the often mind-boggling issues like: The meaning and purpose of existence, fate, hereditary sin, birth and death, the beyond, soul, spirit, intellect, intuitive perception, free will, other Truth bringers, incarnation and reincarnation, the sexual problem, marriage, the mystery of Lucifer, the Last Judgment, the Cosmic Turning-Point, the Holy Grail, the Grail Castle, the Mission of the Son of God Jesus and His death on the Cross, and the Mission of the promised Son of Man Imanuel.

…and the Message portends much more to the evolving human spirit!
In the words of the Author:
“I wish to fill in the gaps which have so far always remained unanswered in the souls of men as burning questions, and which never leave any serious thinker in peace, if he honestly seeks the Truth.”
– Abd-ru-shin

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