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    Healing – The Sacred Marriage



    At long last, the time has come when each one of us is required to do their own work of reconciling, balancing and healing together with their inner polarities and oppositions. The human and Divine aspects of our nature need to learn how to work together until they have achieved the same harmony that is in our Creator and no longer work against each other, the way they are frequently doing in many of us to this day. To paraphrase a quote from the legend of the Master Jesus in ‘The Gospel of St. Thomas’ of the Nag Hammadi Library about this process: ‘When you make the two into one, and when you make the inner like the outer and the outer like the inner, and the upper like the lower, and when you make male and female into a single one, so that the male will not be male nor the female be female, then you have entered the kingdom of God and become a Christed one – like the Master Jesus – in your own right.’

    Healing of the highest order takes place on a deep inner soul level when the energies of our Highest or God Self mingle with those of its earthly counterpart to such an extent that they become one. The Jesus legend is a picture book demonstration of how the human physical body becomes ever more permeated with the Divine energies, until finally its cells and atoms have changed so much that the two parts of Creation, Heaven and Earth, God and Goddess, and the human being has evolved into a Christed one in our own right.

    It was right for the Jesus tale with its all-male Divinity during the times of the patriarchy to tell us: ‘The Father and I, we are one.’ But now that the Age of Aquarius, the age of truth, this is changing to: ‘The Divine Trinity consisting of the Great Spirit, Father/Mother of all life and their only born Son/Daughter, the Universal Christ and I, we are one.’ The Father, astrologically represented by the elements Fire and Air, brings forth a constant flow of creative ideas. The Mother, astrologically represented by the elements Earth and Water, after having decided where and when new creatures and sometimes whole new world should appear. Then she shapes herself willingly to the Father’s desire and will in keeping with His ideas.

    Each one of us is a spark of the Great Light of the Universal Christ in the heart of every human child of the Earth. For a long time it exists merely in seed form. But when the earthly self’s consciousness has reached the right evolutionary level, the tiny light wakes from its slumber and stirs into action. It takes quite a while until the child of the Earth no longer finds it difficult to freely and willingly go down on its knees to pray: ‘Thy Will, Great Spirit, is my will and my will is Thine. Please guide and protect me and show me the way, now and forever. Amen.’

    To reach this level of surrender and devotion, we have to work through layer upon layer of ancient soul memories of the painful and frightening experiences we had to endure in the course of all previous lifetimes. Nobody would pretend that this is an easy task. Yet, with the help of God and the Angels all things are possible and the best way forward on every healing journey is reaching out to them and asking for their assistance. What we have to undergo is a cleansing and emptying process that can be likened to the peeling of an onion. If my own life is anything to go by, this can be a long, slow and exceedingly painful and frightening experience.

    The deeper one gets down, the closer one comes to the core of one’s being, but also the tighter packed and more intense the stored up feelings are likely to grow. Should that happen to you, on no account give up, but take comfort from the knowledge that – one fine day – you are sure to reach the ground of that seemingly bottomless pit and will then be fully one again with God, the living God within. Wise ones who persevere eventually will be able to say: ‘I am safe in God’s loving hand.’ Deep down they know that they are speaking the truth because of the response they feel rising into their consciousness from deep within their own being.

    Aspiring healers and lightbringers have to be the builder of bridges, not only between the various kingdoms of the Earth, but also between all other worlds and existences. Our two worlds, the one in physicality, and the other in the world of spirit, where we come from and return to, at the beginning and end of each lifetime, are waiting to be reconciled and fused into one. To this day, many still believe that getting in touch with the world of spirit means communicating with the dead. Such a view could not be further from the truth. Looking at our world, whilst bearing in mind everybody’s true nature and home, one cannot help coming to the conclusion that many on this side of life are the dead ones, i.e. unaware of who and what they really are.

    Eventually everybody finds their way back home into the awareness of their true nature and wakes up to the realisation that in truth we all are young gods in the making who are serving their apprenticeships in earthly life. Even though from its spiritual background God and the Angels are accompanying and guiding us, everybody has to make the journey up the spiritual mountain of returning into the oneness with our Creator on their own. There are as many pathways as there are spirit/souls on both sides of the veil of consciousness that separates our two worlds from each other. Help is always available and never fails to come to those who ask for it, but in the final analysis before God and themselves everybody stands alone. The coming together and healing of the Divine aspect of our being and its earthly counterpart is the sacred marriage between Heaven and Earth. This mystical experience is different for every soul and cannot be shared by anyone.
    Who Is Blind?
    The one who is unable to perceive another world.
    Who is dumb?
    The one who cannot speak a kind and loving word at the right moment.
    Who is poor?
    The one who is plagued by too many desires.
    Who is rich?
    The one whose heart is contented.

    Anon.


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    Are Marriages Made In Heaven?



    Well, they are not exactly made in Heaven but in the world of spirit. Long before any soul ever makes its appearance in physicality, the whole plan of the coming lifetime, including the people it is going to get more intimately involved with, is carefully laid out in the great book of life. To ensure maximum room for the expansion of our spiritual growth on the Earth plane, this is done in broad outlines only. Behind the scenes of life, our God or Highest Self and the Angels plan and prepare the learning opportunities that are most suited to the requirements of our present level of development.

    The relationships we are going to have, to whom we shall get married – if so – and what children will come through us or whether there will be none this time round. To offer us as many opportunities for learning and growing, and at the same time repaying some of our Karmic debts that accumulated in previous lifetimes, all these things and many more are predestined and prepared for each one of us with the greatest loving care. Now that we know that none of these things happen perchance or by coincidence, let’s be content with our lot and do our best to learn as much as possible from the experiences the Universe presents to us. This is made easier through the knowledge that in the fullness of time what we are doing now is getting us ready for exploring and getting to know the higher aspects of life.

    Human relationships, as difficult and nauseating as some of them can be or eventually turn into, are a vital part of every soul’s development because we learn and grow through our relationships. The best possible evolutionary/spiritual progress can be achieved when both parties are aware that each one of us is an individual and unique soul and spirit. Each partner in any kind of relationship always remains an individual. This does not change when two people are married to each other and on the same pathway of healing and improving their relationships, so that even the most difficult ones are converted into friendships. The further we advance into the Aquarian Age, the more urgently this is required from all of us.

    This is especially true for the hardest relationship of all and that is the one with ourselves. As everything starts with us, if we wish to find friends, we first have to learn how to be a good friend to others and that, like any other skill, can only be acquired through constant practice. And before we can be a good friend to others, we have to learn how to be our own best friend. Without too much selfishness, we are required to safeguard and take care of our own needs, wishes and interests. If we do not respect ourselves and them, how can we expect others to do so?

    True friendships last beyond our present earthly existence. We take them with us wherever we go and bring them with us, should another incarnation become necessary. They will then be part of our support system. That’s why there is every reason to nurture our human relationships and look after them, right here and now. Spiritually it is desirable that we should make every effort to transform even the most difficult and traumatic relationships into bonds of friendship and love. True love is an eternal link between two souls, who will always recognise each other, wherever and whenever they may meet again.

    Who Is Blind?
    The one who is unable to perceive another world.
    Who is dumb?
    The one who cannot speak a kind and loving word at the right moment.
    Who is poor?
    The one who is plagued by too many desires.
    Who is rich?
    The one whose heart is contented.

    Anon.


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    Love – The Greatest Healer Of All




    Love is the law and the nature of the Universe. It is humankind’s true nature too. It is a force that is stronger than the best quality steel could ever be. Steel belongs to the Earth plane, but love is of the highest levels of life, known to us as God. Steel has to decay like all earthly things. It rusts and deteriorates and its molecular components are eventually returned to the Earth, the same as anything else that consists of matter.
    Love, however, is of God and therefore eternal and immortal. It has the power to survive and conquer all obstacles that may ever get in our way. If two people are tied together by difficult Karma, once they have dealt with it by resolving the outstanding issues between them, they are ready to form a loving relationship that will last forever. This does away with the need for grappling any of our friends to our souls with hoops of steel, the way an old saying advises us to do.

    My experience of long-standing relationships has shown that is irrelevant whether two people are married to each other or not. Unless both partners make a genuine effort at remaining interested in each other, their union is bound to become increasingly stale, like a loaf of old bread, or as tasteless as a glass of wine or beer that has been standing too long. Even the best wine turns to vinegar when it is left unattended in the glass for long enough.

    Therefore, it is hardly surprising that so many marriages these days are winding up in the divorce courts, even after thirty or forty years. Any marriage that has lost its spark so much that discoveries can no longer be made together, gets to be like an outworn pair of slippers that is waiting to be discarded. When the slippers have become so trodden down that they are increasingly uncomfortable to wear, the only way of sensibly recycling them is by putting them into the bin. And if one wishes to continue to enjoy the comfort of wearing slippers, the time has come to look out for a suitable new pair.
    Everything is not lost if there is at least a degree of love and respect for each other left in our hearts and souls. Love is the greatest healer of all – it can heal anything, especially relationships. Not for nothing is Libra the sign of marriage and partnerships. During each lifetime spent in this sign, ruled by Venus, human souls can acquire the gifts they need for healing any kind of relationship. Libra being an Air sign, they start with intelligence, in particular when applied to relationships of all kinds. It grows into an ever more potent tool when it comes together with the Venusian gifts of tact and diplomacy; a strong sense of justice and fairness; an ability to perceive all sides of any situation, relationship and argument; being capable of saying the right words at the right time and so pouring oil onto troubled waters. A love of good manners, a winning smile and affectionate nature are also part of Libra’s essential equipment for learning to cope with life on the physical plane and its most difficult aspect: human relationships.

    Love is the greatest power in the whole of Creation. It generates bonds that bind eternally and the same time give complete freedom. When applied to any situation, especially in relationships, a loving approach never fails to win through. No matter how difficult a problem we may have to face, be it doubts, fears and anxieties, sickness and disability, and especially when death draws near, the key to the greater freedom of the spirit world and to Heaven itself is the human heart’s love for its Creator. God source alone can provide any of us with the ideal love we have searched for, ever since our first emergence from the state of oneness in the heartmind of God.

    This alone is the love that stays with us forever, that never betrays us or cheats and lies, the way human lovers are frequently temped to do. Like no other, this love unerringly stands by us, it guides and protects us wherever our evolutionary pathway may take us. This is the love we yearn to find in our human connections. Yet, ultimately it has to elude us in every earthly encounter, as it can only be found in our loving reunion with God. When at long last this love is found, the human heart is like a rose that turns its face to the blessing and healing power of God’s great light. Every soul that receives it expands in wisdom and understanding, and without needing words it knows the meaning of truth.

    Recommended Reading:
    ‘The Sun In Libra’





    Who Is Blind?
    The one who is unable to perceive another world.
    Who is dumb?
    The one who cannot speak a kind and loving word at the right moment.
    Who is poor?
    The one who is plagued by too many desires.
    Who is rich?
    The one whose heart is contented.

    Anon.


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    Of Marriage



    Almitra spoke again and said: ‘What of marriage, Master?’
    And the prophet replied:
    ‘You were born together and you shall be for evermore.
    You shall be together when the wings of death scatter your days.
    Aye, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.
    That’s what I believed when I first wrote these lines,
    But I know better now that I am dwelling on the other side
    Of the veil of consciousness that separates our two worlds.
    I can see clearly what a long way marriage
    Has come since the days of the patriarchy
    When it deteriorated ever more into
    A more than somewhat archaic institution.

    What a long way our world has come since then!
    It gladdens my heart to see that for many by now
    Marriage means forming a partnership
    In which both men and women have equal rights
    As well as duties to fulfil, because each one of you is an
    Individual and independent spark of Divine consciousness,
    Who once emerged from the heartmind of God.
    Although in spirit all is one, when in earthly life you are married,
    Make sure there is room between you.
    Allow each other breathing space and invite
    The winds of the Heavens to dance between you.
    Love one another, but do not make a bond of your love
    That ties you together as if with cast-iron chains.
    Let your love be more like an ocean that moves
    Between the shores of your two souls.

    The other half you have been looking for without success
    On the Earth plane in the course of many lifetimes
    Is not meant to be found there and in other human beings.
    The missing part of you that will make you whole is
    The living God within, everyone’s own Highest or God Self.
    Reuniting with it is the only marriage that in the end
    Can still and satisfy your yearnings for a love that is true,
    Accepts you totally and unconditionally,
    Never leaves you and lasts in all Eternity.

    That’s why I say:
    You do not need anyone else to make you whole.
    Each one of you has the energies of their counterpart within.
    For a long time it had to remain dormant,
    Waiting to be taken into possession by you.
    Help each other to recognise and take possession of it.
    Then with gratitude for the gift the other one
    Has brought you, let go of each other again.

    Even though you are married,
    Never forget that each soul has its own pathway to walk,
    Its own things to do and lessons to learn.
    So share what nurtures you and fill each other’s cup,
    But do not drink from the same cup or eat from the same loaf.
    Sing and dance together and be joyous,
    But let each also sometimes be on their own,
    Just like the strings of a lute are alone,
    Although they vibrate with the same tune.

    Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping,
    For only the hand of life can contain them.
    Stand together, but not too close,
    Similar to the pillars of a temple standing apart,
    Bearing in mind that the oak tree and
    The cypress do not grow in each other’s shade.

    Each in their own way and time has to learn their pathway to walk,
    Their Karma to redeem and Highest potential to fulfil.
    Let each learn to take the lead in some things whilst following in others.
    Each contributing in their own special and unique manner
    Not only adds variety and interest to your relationship,
    It helps to make it last longer and ensures that both partners
    Grow at an even pace, individually and together.

    From ‘The Prophet’ by Kahlil Gibran 1883-1931
    Lebanese/American poet
    Edited by Aquarius

    Recommended Reading:
    ‘Healing – The Sacred Marriage’
    ‘Soul Mates’
    ‘Our Afflictions Are Not Ancestral Curses’
    ‘A Celebration Of Kahlil Gibran’

    From ‘A Celebration Of Kahlil Gibran’

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    Who Is Blind?
    The one who is unable to perceive another world.
    Who is dumb?
    The one who cannot speak a kind and loving word at the right moment.
    Who is poor?
    The one who is plagued by too many desires.
    Who is rich?
    The one whose heart is contented.

    Anon.


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    Good And Happy Marriages




    They do not fall from the Heavens or just happen,
    But have to be created by the people involved.
    In marriage, the seemingly little things
    Are the most important ones.
    For example:

    Never being too old to hold hands,
    Remembering to say: ‘I love you’, at least once each day;
    Never going to sleep angry;
    Having a mutual sense of values and common objectives;
    Standing together and facing the world;
    Forming a Circle of Love that gathers in the whole family.

    Expressing words of appreciation in a thoughtful manner
    That demonstrates the gratitude you feel towards each other;
    Being able to forgive and letting bygones be bygones.
    Creating together the right atmosphere
    And giving each other sufficient space,
    So that both partners can breathe and be,
    Growing independently of each other and yet together.
    A common search for the good and the beautiful
    In all people, things and situations.

    And because we are magnetic beings who can
    Only attract that which we ourselves are,
    Like always attracts like and
    Making an effort at being the right partner is
    Far more important than marrying the right person.
    This alone decides what kind of spouse
    We shall attract into our orbit in future lifetimes.

    Created by Anon.
    Edited by Aquarius



    From ‘Words Of Hope And Encouragement’

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    Who Is Blind?
    The one who is unable to perceive another world.
    Who is dumb?
    The one who cannot speak a kind and loving word at the right moment.
    Who is poor?
    The one who is plagued by too many desires.
    Who is rich?
    The one whose heart is contented.

    Anon.


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    Never Give Up



    When cares threaten to overtake you
    And you’re waiting for the sky to clear,
    Remember that life is a series of changes,
    And a brighter tomorrow is always near.

    Each day is a new beginning
    That brings us a beautiful dawn.
    Each time you feel you have come
    To the end of your rope,
    Tie a knot into and hang on.

    May your whole being be
    Filled with hope, faith and trust
    That God and the Angels are part
    Of every human being and
    Therefore also of you.
    They have only your best at heart
    And will never leave you.

    Created by Anon.
    Edited by Aquarius
    Who Is Blind?
    The one who is unable to perceive another world.
    Who is dumb?
    The one who cannot speak a kind and loving word at the right moment.
    Who is poor?
    The one who is plagued by too many desires.
    Who is rich?
    The one whose heart is contented.

    Anon.


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    All Things Are Possible



    With the help and will of God and the Angels
    All things are possible.
    Any condition can be healed,
    Crooked corners made straight
    And mountains of false beliefs, prejudices and superstitions dissolved
    Through a better understanding of our true nature.
    If our minds can conceive that these things are possible
    And we believe that this is so with all our hearts and souls,
    It can and will be done.

    Therefore, Father/Mother Creator,
    Grant me the gift of your wisdom,
    So that I may learn to choose wisely
    And to work hand in hand with You and the Angels
    For the Highest good and the greatest joy of all,
    And never again for selfish purposes.

    May Your will be my will,
    Your inspiration guide me and flow through me
    With Your sacred words and prayers,
    So that all life unfolds in accordance with Your Great Plan.

    Amen

    Who Is Blind?
    The one who is unable to perceive another world.
    Who is dumb?
    The one who cannot speak a kind and loving word at the right moment.
    Who is poor?
    The one who is plagued by too many desires.
    Who is rich?
    The one whose heart is contented.

    Anon.


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    Searching For God



    I searched, but I could not find Thee.
    I called Thee aloud, standing on the minaret.
    I rang the temple bell with the rising and setting of the Sun.
    I looked for Thee on the Earth.
    I searched for Thee in the Heavens, my Beloved.
    And at last I have found Thee –
    Thou art the pearl of true love that for so long had to
    Remain hidden in human hearts.

    Freely and willingly I surrender my whole being to Thee.
    Thee I serve in all my daily encounters by
    Thinking, speaking and acting with
    Compassion and tolerance, patience and love,
    And simple human kindness.

    Thou art that which is good, right and beautiful,
    Not only in me but in every human being.
    As so far in some of us it only exists in seedform
    And a slumbering state,
    Helping it to wake up is my task.
    Loving and understanding them
    Are the only weapons I shall ever need.
    They are part of the God aspect of my own being,
    Called by some Jesus and others Allah.
    My whole being is tuned into the frequencies of
    The Highest Forces of life.
    Their guidance and protection
    Shall forever make me invincible.

    Hazrat Inayat Khan, Gayan, Vadan, Nirtan
    Edited by Aquarius

    Recommended Reading:
    ‘Total Surrender To God – Becoming The Lamb Of God’

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    Who Is Blind?
    The one who is unable to perceive another world.
    Who is dumb?
    The one who cannot speak a kind and loving word at the right moment.
    Who is poor?
    The one who is plagued by too many desires.
    Who is rich?
    The one whose heart is contented.

    Anon.


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    All Of Life Is Flowingness



    I trust God’s great plan of life
    And the small one for me within it.
    They are clear evidence how
    All of life is flowingness
    And that in this flowing,
    There is meaning and law.
    There is no need to worry because
    I cannot lose, what is my own.
    I need not seek, what is my own,
    For what belongs to me, will come.
    Whatever goes does not belong to me
    And only what I am has power.

    I give up my personal struggles and ambitions
    And rest safely in the knowledge that
    Everything that’s rightfully mine
    Will always be drawn to me.
    Therefore, I now let go
    And put my hands into the loving hands
    Of God and the Angels.
    I trust the guidance I intuitively receive from them,
    And the love and wisdom of the Highest,
    To run my life for me
    And to show me the way, now and forever.

    Amen


    * * *


    To everything there is a season,
    And a time for every purpose under the Sun:
    A time to be born and a time to die.
    A time to plant and a time
    To pluck up that which has been planted.

    That’s how God and the Angels,
    In the course of life’s journey
    Forwards and upwards on
    The evolutionary spiral of life,
    Are making everything beautiful,
    In God’s time, not ours.

    Ecclesiastes 3:1-11
    Edited by Aquarius







    Who Is Blind?
    The one who is unable to perceive another world.
    Who is dumb?
    The one who cannot speak a kind and loving word at the right moment.
    Who is poor?
    The one who is plagued by too many desires.
    Who is rich?
    The one whose heart is contented.

    Anon.


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    From 'War And Peace Between Nations'

    Where Have All The Flowers Gone?



    Where have all the flowers gone?
    Long time passing.
    Where have all the flowers gone?
    Young girls picked them, every one.
    When will they ever learn?
    When will they ever learn?

    Where have all the young girls gone?
    Long time passing.
    Where have all the young girls gone?
    Long time ago.
    Taken husbands, every one.
    When will they ever learn?
    When will they ever learn?

    Where have all the young men gone?
    Long time passing.
    Where have all the young men gone?
    Long time ago.
    Gone to soldiers, every one.
    When will they ever learn?
    When will they ever learn?

    Where have all the soldiers gone?
    Long time passing’.
    Where have all the soldiers gone?
    Long time ago.
    Gone to grave yards, every one.
    When will they ever learn?
    When will they ever learn?

    Where have all the grave yards gone?
    Long time passing.
    Where have all the grave yards gone?
    Long time ago.
    Gone to flowers, every one.
    When will they ever learn?
    When will they ever learn?

    Where have all the flowers gone?
    Long time passing.
    Young girls picked them, every one.
    And where have all the soldiers gone?
    Gone to grave yards, every one
    When shall we ever learn?
    When shall we ever learn?


    Pete Seeger






    Who Is Blind?
    The one who is unable to perceive another world.
    Who is dumb?
    The one who cannot speak a kind and loving word at the right moment.
    Who is poor?
    The one who is plagued by too many desires.
    Who is rich?
    The one whose heart is contented.

    Anon.


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