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May 27, 2020 - "SHINE!"

“To the dull mind nature is leaden.
To the illumined mind the whole world burns and sparkles with light.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

“When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.” Revelation 8:1

"When you sift your consciousness of all but the real and true, the body becomes full of light." Charles Fillmore, Atom Smashing Power of Mind 49

"The seventh seal is the final barrier to our birth as co-creative humans. It must be broken." Barbara Marx Hubbard, The Revelation: Our Crisis is a Birth 142

"The beginning lies with those above, the outworking with those below; the important lies with the ruler, the details with the minister." The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 109

"When we let light flood us with its sunshine, all clouds vanish and we begin to see ourselves in new ways of doing, which lead to wholeness and health and real satisfaction and growth." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 40

"John senses that these cells have been purified and regenerated through the abrasion of their experiences in matter and can now be relied on for perfect service, without breaking down." Edgar Cayce, The Revelation: A Commentary 173

"Meditation is therefore the art of suspending verbal and symbolic thinking for a time, somewhat as a courteous audience will stop talking when a concert is about to begin." – Alan Watts, Zen To Go, Jon Winokur 110

"The opening of the seventh seal... brings a blessed sense of quietness and peace... Following the turbulence through which we have passed there is need for time to be still and let what we have learned sink into the soul." Elizabeth Sand Turner, Be Ye Transformed, 229

“To know men is to be wise; to know oneself is to be illumined” Lao Tzu

"Then I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them. ” Revelation 8:2

"A year of Revelation and a clear 2020 vision." Is our theme for this year, and considering the current unprecedented times we live in, we are presented with an unprecedented opportunity for the realization of a New Heaven.

Chapters 6 through 8:1 present the second of John's seven visions: the opening of the seven seals. The first four seals reveal the four horsemen which are symbolic of the four functions of consciousness: sensing, feeling, thinking and intuiting, similar to the four beasts in chapter 4. The fifth seal reveals the limitations of earthly or (five) sense consciousness. The sixth seal opens us to the inner sense consciousness called clairvoyance, telepathy or mind transference: seeing beyond the physical with great visions. The seventh seal opens us to intuitive inner awareness of Spirit "silence in Heaven."

Written in a code decipherable only by those who are seeking enlightenment, the Book of Revelation is probably the most misunderstood book in the Bible. John first sought to provide words of comfort to the Christians of his day suffering persecutions that good would ultimately prevail. Secondly, and most importantly for us, he was laying out a road map of the spiritual journey for those who truly desire to live in a conscious awareness of Heaven as an ever present reality.

Couched in symbolic language in order to allow it to pass by his Roman jailers, John provided a metaphysical framework for understanding the Divine in earthly terms; parables, metaphors, analogies and symbolical language paint a picture of an ultimate reality, God & Heaven, that cannot be adequately conveyed by mere words. Metaphysics provides frameworks for understanding the absolute in relative terms.

Opened in the Realization of our Spiritual Reality, we are ready to express this awareness of peace in the midst of the judgement and the woes.

Thank you for accompanying us on this journey of self-discovery!

Please affirm with us: “I AM Open, Receptive & Responsive to the Infinite Spirit of Truth!"

Thank you God, thank you God, thank you God!

For so it is and so it shall be, Amen!

 

May 20, 2020 - "IMAGINE!"

“You can't depend on your eyes
when your imagination is out of focus.”
– Mark Twain


“When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, there was a great earthquake... the sky vanished like a scroll that is rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.” Revelation 6:12,14

"All good that we can conceive of is now ours, Is there evidence of the oak in the acorn? No! But there is a pattern of an oak there, and this pattern or image is what makes the tree. The image in mind makes the condition." Charles Fillmore, Atom Smashing Power of Mind 47

"When you awaken to the glory or your role as a universal species, you will know why you gained powers too great for the earth to contain. You have gained them because you are designed to be Universal Humans." Barbara Marx Hubbard, The Revelation: Our Crisis is a Birth 138

"Heaven produces nothing, yet all life is transformed; Earth does not support, yet all life is sustained; The Emperor and the king take actionless action, yet the whole world is served." The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 108

"The Christ Mind gives us an idea in its entirety and then we work it out in our own consciousness and body and affairs." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 29

"The four intelligences... are instructed to withhold action against these elements until certain principal cells through out the body are stamped with the perfect pattern of Christ purpose. The total of these spiritualized cells throughout the body number 144,000." Edgar Cayce, The Revelation: A Commentary 173

"Meditation is not a means to an end. It is both the means and the end." – Krishnamurti, Zen To Go, Jon Winokur 109

"As the revelation of truth continues (sixth seal opened), our mind is thrown into turmoil (there was a great earthquake)... A great truth we have to learn is that outer things have no permanence regardless of how durable they seem... God is the only enduring reality..." Elizabeth Sand Turner, Be Ye Transformed, 227

“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery (Little Prince)

"After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no man could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands,” Revelation 7:9

"A year of Revelation and a clear 2020 vision." Is our theme for this year, and considering the current unprecedented times we live in, we are presented with an unprecedented opportunity for the realization of a New Heaven.

 

 

May 13, 2020 - "SPIRITUAL MAN!"

“You are not a drop in the ocean, you are the entire ocean in a drop.”
– Rumi


“When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne; they cried out with a loud voice, 'O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before thou wilt judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell upon the earth?'” Revelation 6:9-10

"We understand the Son of man to be the spiritual man, that which is ideal, unlimited, and divine." Charles Fillmore, Atom Smashing Power of Mind 45

"Humanity is now building its capacities for survival after the planetary birth process is complete... A co-creative species musty be building beyond the planet as well as restoring the planet." Barbara Marx Hubbard, The Revelation: Our Crisis is a Birth 137

"To know Heavenly happiness means that you do not upset Heaven, nor go against others. You are not reliant on material things, you are not rebuked by the ghosts." The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 108

"...we see the radiance of the Son of God shining through the Son of man and men everywhere, perhaps a little here, a little there, but shining surely to bring forth the fruits of His planting." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 80

"Because of the influence of these perfect cells, the whole body, in the sum of all its cells and atoms, will be regenerated and brought into realignment with the ruling force of the developed Christ consciousness." Edgar Cayce, The Revelation: A Commentary 173

"In the midst of all good and evil, not a thought is aroused in the mind -- this is called za, Seeing into ones Self-nature, not being moved at all -- this is called zen," – Hui Neng, Zen To Go, Jon Winokur 108

"The opening of the fifth seal shows the suffering of the soul that is in bondage to these race beliefs (three horsemen)." Elizabeth Sand Turner, Be Ye Transformed, 226

“Wisdom tells me I am nothing. Love tells me I am everything. Between the two my life flows.” Nisargadatta Maharaj

"Then they were each given a white robe and told to rest a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brethren should be complete, who were to be killed as they themselves had been.” Revelation 6:11

 

May 6, 2020 - "CONQUERING!"

“For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.”
– Plato


“Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals... And I saw, and behold, a white horse, and its rider had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.” Revelation 6:1,2

"As we come to a realization of a entirely different consciousness new relations are set up that it is sometimes difficult to explain to one who believes in time and space," Charles Fillmore, Atom Smashing Power of Mind 45

"The seven seals... are barriers that must be removed before the new life is free of the past... The book... is the guide to the New Jerusalem. It is the code for the next stage of evolution." Barbara Marx Hubbard, The Revelation: Our Crisis is a Birth 134-5

"If you know the happiness of Heaven, then you know that life is from Heaven and death is the transformation of things. In their stillness they are yin and in their journeying they are yang." The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 107

"God in the midst of us is a great steady stream of renewing and cleansing and vitalizing life, and we can have the use of this life if we will open up the channels of its flowing and ourselves draw from this source." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 41

"John now observes the four controlling intelligences within himself... Physical... Emotional... Mental... Spiritual." Edgar Cayce, The Revelation: A Commentary 173

"It is the tragedy of the world that no knows what he doesn't know; and the less a man knows, the more sure he is that he knows everything." – Joyce Cary, Zen To Go, Jon Winokur 106

"This vision is a continuation of the former one and tells what takes place in our consciousness as more of God's truth is revealed (seven seals opened)." Elizabeth Sand Turner, Be Ye Transformed, 225

“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.” Buddha

"When he opened the fourth seal... they were given power over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by wild beasts of the earth.” Revelation 6:7,8

"A year of Revelation and a clear 2020 vision." Is our theme for this year, and considering the current unprecedented times we live in, we are presented with an unprecedented opportunity for the realization of a New Heaven.

 

April 30, 2020 - "SING A NEW SONG!"

“It’s not what you look at that matters,
it’s what you see.”
– Henry David Thoreau

“When he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell before the Lamb, each holding a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. They sing a new song:” Revelation 5:8-9

"The work that the overcomer does for the world is to help establish a new race consciousness." Charles Fillmore, Atom Smashing Power of Mind 39

"Only a Universal Human, a human at the next stage of evolution can learn the language of the universal information system." Barbara Marx Hubbard, The Revelation: Our Crisis is a Birth 120

"To be in harmony with all people is called human happiness; to be in harmony with Heaven, this is called Heavenly happiness." The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 107

"All who follow Him will eventually overcome as He did, spiritualizing the soul to the extent that its outer garment, the body, will be lifted into a like expression of Spirit; for God is no respecter of persons." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 100

"John senses that only through the development of Christ consciousness thru experience, will enable him to open the centers. To the Christ conscious man only, is the custody of the entire body entrusted." Edgar Cayce, The Revelation: A Commentary 169

"Imagination is more important than knowledge." – Albert Einstein, Zen To Go, Jon Winokur 106

"The song is always a paean of praise and is used in Revelation at those times when the initiate is overwhelmingly aware of the divine Presence." Elizabeth Sand Turner, Be Ye Transformed, 224

“Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.” Francis of Assisi

"And the four living creatures said, “Amen!” And the elders fell down and worshiped.” Revelation 5:14

Continuing with our theme of "A year of Revelation and a clear 2020 vision."

Written in a code decipherable only by those who are seeking enlightenment, the Book of Revelation is probably the most misunderstood book in the Bible. John first sought to provide words of comfort to the Christians of his day suffering persecutions that good would ultimately prevail. Secondly, and most importantly for us, he was laying out a road map of the spiritual journey for those who truly desire to live in a conscious awareness of Heaven as an ever present reality.

Chapters 4 and 5 contain the first of seven visions: the throne, the 4 beasts, the 24 elders, and the Lamb are introduced. By raising our awareness to that of spiritual consciousness through activating our energy centers (churches) we have a direct experience of the presence and the power that is God. Our 4 functions of consciousness (sensing, feeling, thinking and intuiting) play an important role in understanding these visions. Our 12 powers are raised to a balanced expression: masculine/feminine, assertive/receptive, etc. Our Christ level of awareness, the Lamb, is our infinite potential for expressing the glory of God.

Couched in symbolic language in order to allow it to pass by his Roman jailers, John provided a metaphysical framework for understanding the Divine in earthly terms; parables, metaphors, analogies and symbolical language paint a picture of an ultimate reality, God & Heaven, that cannot be adequately conveyed by mere words. Metaphysics provides frameworks for understanding the absolute in relative terms.

We are worthy, this is the blessing of activating the energy centers when they have been lifted in the regeneration. We have not as yet completed this process, but we shall.

Thank you for accompanying us on this journey of self-discovery!

Please affirm with us: “I AM Happy, Healthy, Whole and Free, just as God created me to be!"

Thank you God, thank you God, thank you God!

For so it is and so it shall be, Amen!

 

April 22, 2020 - "EVOLVING CONSCIOUSNESS - Part 2!"

“Consciousness is only possible through change;
change is only possible through movement.”
– Aldous Huxley

“Then I saw in the right hand of the one seated on the throne a scroll written on the inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals;” Revelation 5:1

"Secondly, by the power of His word He (Jesus) penetrated deeper into omnipresence and tapped the deepest resources of His mind... which enabled Him to get the realization that wholly united His consciousness with the Father Mind." Charles Fillmore, Atom Smashing Power of Mind 37-38

"The unity of the elect is the key to the transformation from Adam to Christ, from Homo sapiens to Homo universalis, from creature to co-creator, from self-centered to whole-centered being." Barbara Marx Hubbard, The Revelation: Our Crisis is a Birth 118

"Clarity is the Virtue of Heaven and Earth: this is the great Origin, the great Beginning." The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 107

"You are developing your inner resources of Spirit, and becoming more alive through the resurrection of new powers from day to day." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 160

"The OVERSELF is shown at point of control of the human body - body symbolized as a book. The book is sealed, that is, the real knowledge of the body is sealed up in the control points of the endocrine system." Edgar Cayce, The Revelation: A Commentary 169

"We are here and it is now. Further than that all human knowledge is moonshine." – H.L. Mencken, Zen To Go, Jon Winokur 106

"Following this exalted period of consciousness (ch 4), we drop back to our usual level of thought and realize there is much about Him that we do not understand (He holds a scroll which is 'sealed with seven seals')." Elizabeth Sand Turner, Be Ye Transformed, 223-4

“Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness.” Eckhart Tolle

"...and I saw a mighty angel proclaiming with a loud voice, 'Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?'” Revelation 5:2

 

April 15, 2020 - "EVOLVING CONSCIOUSNESS!"

“Evolution of consciousness is
the central motive of terrestrial existence.”
– Sri Aurobindo

“Around the throne, and on each side of the throne, are four living creatures, full of eyes in front and behind:” Revelation 4:6

"The method by which Jesus evolved from sense consciousness to God consciousness was, first, the recognition of the spiritual selfhood and a constant affirmation of its supremacy and power." Charles Fillmore, Atom Smashing Power of Mind 37

"Your task is to wake up! Open you collective eyes and see that you are not alone." Barbara Marx Hubbard, The Revelation: Our Crisis is a Birth 110

"If water stilled offers such clarity, imagine what pure spirit offers!" The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 106

"I am sure that if we do as Jesus suggested, turning to the Holy Spirit (the whole Spirit of God) and seeking to know the good only, we shall grow just as surely and as perfectly into the Christ consciousness as Jesus did." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 81

"The beasts full of eyes before and behind represent the four lower centers full of awareness of self." Edgar Cayce, The Revelation: A Commentary 167

"As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible, but more mysterious." – Will Durant, Zen To Go, Jon Winokur 104

"The four living creatures... signify the ability of Spirit to see all and to soar to heavenly realms." Elizabeth Sand Turner, Be Ye Transformed, 222-3

“The evolution of consciousness cannot be achieved by applying the scientific method. It is an individual awakening achieved through internal reflection.” Buckminister Fuller

"And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all around and inside. Day and night without ceasing they sing, 'Holy, holy, holy,the Lord God the Almighty, who was and is and is to come.'” Revelation 4:8

 

April 8, 2020 - "LIVING IN SUPERCONSCIOUSNESS!"

“There is one unity, unified wholeness,
total natural law, in the transcendental unified consciousness.”

– Maharishi Mahesh Yogi


“Around the throne are twenty-four thrones, and seated on the thrones are twenty-four elders, dressed in white robes, with golden crowns on their heads.” Revelation 4:4

"Living in superconsciousness calls for nothing less on our part than a definite recognition of ourselves as sons of God right here and now, regardless of appearances to the contrary." Charles Fillmore, Atom Smashing Power of Mind 36

"You will know your future just as John did, by encountering beings who have evolved beyond the creature/human state, from creature to co-creator." Barbara Marx Hubbard, The Revelation: Our Crisis is a Birth 109

"To understand Heaven clearly, to comprehend the sages, to journey through the entire cosmos following the Virtue of the Emperors and kings but also to be spontaneous themselves: this is the nature of those who comprehend, seeming not to know but being centered in stillness." The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 106

"The only way to abide in cosmic consciousness is to develop Christ consciousness, the abiding realization of oneness with God-Mind and of its ideas as directing all the faculties in fulfilling the divine purpose in being." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 90

"Are we correct in interpreting the twenty-four elders as the twenty-four cranial nerves of the head especially related to the five senses?" "correct." Edgar Cayce, The Revelation: A Commentary 85

"Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinion at all." – G. C. Lichtenberg, Zen To Go, Jon Winokur 104

"The number twelve (signifying perfection) is used for the first time, and the multiple of twelve specified here and elsewhere in Revelation denotes the presence of a mighty spiritual force. The white robes worn by the elders represent purity and the crowns stand for authority." Elizabeth Sand Turner, Be Ye Transformed, 222

"Heaven is not a distant country where there are trees and houses and other objects; it is a plane of consciousness within us. Seekers of the eternal Truth will realise their eternal Heaven within their aspiring hearts." Sri Chinmoy

"...and in front of the throne there is something like a sea of glass, like crystal.” Revelation 4:6

April 1, 2020 - "SUPER CONSCIOUS!"

“The key to growth is the introduction
of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.”
– Lao Tzu

“After this I looked, and there in heaven a door stood open!” Revelation 4:1

"Superconsciousness is the goal toward which humanity is working. Regardless of appearances there is an upward trend continually active throughout all creation." Charles Fillmore, Atom Smashing Power of Mind 36

"You know what has to be done by the self-elect. O believers in your potential to be me (Christ consciousness), awaken and unite your efforts across the world, I will do the rest. I knock. You open the door." Barbara Marx Hubbard, The Revelation: Our Crisis is a Birth 109

"It is Heaven's Tao to journey and to gather no moss, thus all the forms of life are brought to perfection." The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 106

"Instead of thinking of the Lord as the personal Jesus Christ who is away at some distant place called heaven, we must begin to think of the Lord as our own God-given Christ mind, and of Jesus Christ as ever with us in the spiritual consciousness that he has established and that He has merged with the race mind in order that we may be in touch with Him and lay hold of Him and build our life according to His pattern." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 28

"Hence, as the cycles pass... a time of readjusting in the spheres... seek, then, as known, to present self spotless before the thrown... to be circumspect, in thought, in act, to that which is held by self as that necessary for the closer walk with him." Edgar Cayce, The Revelation: A Commentary 77

"To know what we do not know is the beginning of wisdom." – Maha Sthavira Sangharakshita, Zen To Go, Jon Winokur 103

"We rise in consciousness and perceive things how they are on the inner plane ('in heaven an open door')." Elizabeth Sand Turner, Be Ye Transformed, 222

"When your mind is fully withdrawn in superconsciousness, it becomes centered in the bliss of the spine. You are then in your ideational, or causal, body. That is the level of the soul." Paramahansa Yogananda

"At once I was in the spirit, and there in heaven stood a throne, with one seated on the throne!” Revelation 4:2