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October 30, 2010
Understand that Jesus taught yoga, not Hatha Yoga, but other forms of yoga.
When He taught His disciples how to pray with what has become known as the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6.9-13), Jesus was teaching a specific form of Laya Yoga or the science of union through meditation and prayer. The Lord’s Prayer is a rhythmic and studied (mantric) approach to consciousness of the Divine as is the Great Invocation today. In the proper recitation of these mantric prayers is a flow of divine energy that raises the awareness of the user to a more enlightened ideation of his relationship to the Divine.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength” is known in the esoteric tradition as Bakti Yoga or the science of union through the heart, through devotion and faith. We know Saint Frances of Assisi and Brother Lawrence as some Christian examples of this form of yoga attempted to its full fruition.
Jesus asked His followers to “feed my sheep” and to “do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. To follow this teaching, and others such as the 10 Commandments, is to engage in what is know in the east as Karma Yoga. This is the science of union through right action and service to one’s fellows. So doing, increases in the individual serving an awareness of the divine within and his unity with all life as he serves the divine in others.
Raja Yoga, the science of union through the training of the mind for soul contact is supported by Jesus in the telling of parables designed to make the hearer think and stretch his capacity to combine intuitive acumen with intellectual reasonableness. The Zen koan is an eastern example of the same technique. Such mental activity and awareness of the Divine can only come about through combining the other yogas that prepare the mind, still the mind, devote the mind, forget the mind (in service to others) and focus the mind in divine resolutions.
There is an age old Christian argument about whether one is saved by faith or by works. In fact one form of yoga builds upon another. Control of the physical aspect (Hatha Yoga) is essential for preparing one to engage in prayer and meditation (Laya Yoga) which requires, in part, being able to hold the physical element still. This stillness, focused and devoted in faith on God (Bakti Yoga), informs the individual of his ideal form of service (Karma Yoga) and prepares such a devoted one to engaged in the mental training (Raja Yoga) that is required for the full capacity to express intelligently My Divine Qualities.
Salvation, Eternal Life, can be had by anyone, at any time, right now.
Salvation is liberation from the hypnotic and superstitious entrancement and entrapment of life in form. Such liberation is had in an instant when one gives up trying to work everything out for himself as though it all depended on his form and his abilities as form. But to be able to do this in every instant regardless of the circumstances, even unto bodily persecution and death, requires a long road of practice and self discipline (yoga). You are “saved” the instant you realize that you are not the form and that in fact you are the Divine.
The goal is to have an unbroken succession of such instances.
So doing places you constantly in the awareness of the Eternal Now without succumbing to the lures and illusion of time and space, even though You still occupy a time/space vehicle, the human being.
This is the meaning of being in the world but not of it and this is the goal of salvation.
Some Christians have gotten or been taught the misguided notion that the experience of one instant of salvation, of union, is the totality of salvation, the once saved always saved notion. It is a mix up of the idea that separation is an illusion and therefore the idea of salvation from separation is also an illusion, and the idea of salvation is merely a stance in faith.
But the reality is that I, God, know where You are regardless of whether you do or not, does not bring you in consciousness to Me. You must become aware of your relationship to Me and maintain and grow that awareness until the lure and illusion of form no longer hold sway in any instance whatsoever. Otherwise you will be drawn back into form like a fish to a lure.
The path of salvation lies in engaging in all these yogas. The Christian needn’t use the term but should understand that those from other religions and those within their own religion who do use the term are not necessarily engaged in a fundamentally different practice incompatible with their own.
Remember that religion itself is a form.
Attachment to form in terms of religion results in prejudice and exclusivism that is in direct violation of the vary teachings of the religion ascribed to.
This demonstrates that you cannot know Me through the precepts and doctrines of your religion. You can hear tell of Me there but to know Me you must meet Me in your heart and mind through the practice of stillness, detachment, honesty of mind and sincerity of spirit. In the west Brother Lawrence calls this the Practice of the Presence of God. The Hindu in the east calls it yoga.
October 28, 2010
What is yoga?
Yoga is a science, a study, a pathway to union, or rather, to an awareness of union, for union is simply the truth while separation is the illusion. So yoga is the practice, that if followed with all one’s love for God, will lead to full and complete awareness of oneness with Me, Your true Self, God.
Do you still doubt that your true Self is God? Then you believe that separation is the truth and that union is the illusion.
The truth is simple indeed.
I do not create a vehicle for Myself and make it separate from Me. I make it for the free will expression of Myself which gives it the capacity to choose to see separation but you do not need to make this choice if you do not want to.
Yoga is the practice of choosing again to know Me as Thyself and thus you partake in the Body of Christ.
There are many kinds and variations of yoga. Most people are familiar with hatha yoga which is for the training of the physical body to be obedient to the human will. It assists the human in becoming truly human instead of succumbing to the animal’s form with which the body claims so much affiliation. This particular yoga is very ancient, having assisted man since early times. Its usefulness now in the progression to your awareness of union with Me is limited, for your physical form represents hundreds of thousands of years of work differentiating it from the animal form. That work is done now, on the whole, for humanity. In this way the preacher, mentioned in post 40, is correct in saying that the Christian life is not augmented through the training of the body for this was done long ago. Hatha yoga, however, is as harmless to the Christian life as any good program of exercise is, except when taken to the extreme, just as any attachment to the form is a detriment to realizing union with Me.
October 27, 2010
A preacher of a certain large Christian denomination was quoted on the religion page of the local paper as having stated that yoga is not compatible with Christian teaching, that the Christian life is not augmented through bodily practice of asanas. Is this true?
It depends on what you mean by the “Christian life”. These words do not mean the same thing to all people. To some it means the following of the rules or doctrine laid down by a particular denomination or preacher, something to be seen by others and compared with other denominations, faiths and religions, and so by such comparison deemed to be the exclusive and only true way or “faith” in the minds of its adherents. Yoga would have no place in such a “Christian” attitude.
If on the other hand what is meant by “Christian life” is the life lead by all who seek to be Christ-like in all their relationships by having given up the false notion that they are the form (including the physical, emotional and mental bodies and the amalgamation of those bodies, the personality) and so have been born again in the “Body” of Christ Consciousness, the Only Begotten One of God, then yoga, or the practice of the presence of God, is an essential element to the galvanizing of this decision on the part of the one who has chosen to abide in such a Christian Life.
Bare it in mind that no religious organization has a monopoly on such a Life. Nor does anyone have the one and only way of describing such a Life. Christians have a wonderful example in Jesus of what the Life in Christ looks like but Jesus, the Christ, is not the exclusive property of the religion of Christianity, nor do the vast majority of professed followers of Christianity, on the whole, exemplify what it is to be Christ-like or like Jesus.
With that said, to the one who seeks Life Eternal in the Body of Christ, which is to say, as the true Self that abides in every individual whether they realize it or not, the practice that prepares the temple of the Lord (the physical, emotional and mental bodies and their amalgamation, the personality) for this sustained awareness is indispensable. The practice of yoga and meditation is nothing more than this.
October 26, 2010
How can we corroborate ideas when there exists no proof in physical evidence that can be studied?
The mind is a sixth sense apparatus. When it is trained and disciplined to be still with a positive focus on Me, as in a knocking upon My Door, My Door Opens. Actually, from My End, My Door is always open, but like in two connected motel rooms with a door on each side of the same wall, I Have My Side Open. You must open your side only. This is done by quieting your restlessness with a positive focus on Me.
As you open yourself to Me in the stillness of quiet contemplation the mind, with higher correspondences to the five senses, is able to sense the truth of spirit . The five senses, as you know them through the physical apparatus that includes the brain, are merely a device for the detection of the projection that the physical level of existence essentially is. Light, in the form of energy, is filtered through a series of fields that resolve the energy into matter very much like a projection of light through a strip of film on a screen. A television signal that is resolved into picture and sound is another, perhaps better, analogy. The body and brain are part of this projection and so to them it seems completely solid and real to the point of appearing that nothing could be more real even though it is but the lowest or densest part of a widely varied spectrum or “broadcast” of “reality”.
Every resolution of a thing in physical form has a finer reality in the energy that provides the blueprint for the denser resolution. The mapping that DNA provides to the physical organism is a representation in form of the finer process that resolves spiritual energy into form. In the case of the human being this finer reality is extremely intelligent and resourceful. It is chock full of untapped potential, unrealized exuberant creativity and design sealed behind the door that physical reality represents.
The mind that is projected at the lowest level as the brain is of a finer quality and substance than the physical brain and is capable, when given the chance, of sensing the finer realities that make its manifestation possible. When given such a chance the mind may study the new data available to it through the higher senses. These can be compared with and so corroborated with the experiences of others who are having a perception of reality at a similar level of awareness.
When the mind is so trained, the heart can then be opened up for an even finer, expanded, intuitive, detection of what is and what is possible.
Be still and know ME, OM, I AM.
October 23, 2010 – Part 2 of 2
Make no mistake. You will pick up the pieces of the life you live now in the next go around. Everything is on an evolutionary track from the moment that it falls into form. This includes Me. I accomplish this through you. Put out the erroneous ideas that reincarnation is some ridiculous notion of coming back as some other form such as an animal of one kind or another and realize that you pick up where you have left off and continue on your journey toward a greater awareness in I AM. You design the genetics of the body you have and choose (in groups) the circumstances of your life, your parentage, and your siblings in order to give yourself the next needed capacity for experience that will be the most beneficial for your personal evolution through form. (For the vast majority this is all promptly forgotten as you find yourself in the new infant mind.) You are truly lost if this is not incentive enough to do all you can now to improve your understanding and become more aware of your circumstance and engage in right action in order to improve the circumstance of all with whom you share evolution. If this is not enough reason to be compassionate toward all you see in circumstances that you deem are more difficult than your own, you misunderstand how you are all tied together in one being, the Being I AM.
Moses is My Messenger for My People. Be it known that My People are not a physical genetic lineage of racial integrity but the spiritual lineage of those who pay attention to My Law, My Principles through which divine awareness is gained and the ignorance of immersion in form is gradually obliterated.
Mohamed is My Prophet of discipline and diligence. His teaching, like those of Jesus, Gautama Buddha, Krishna, Moses and all My Prophets, have been misconstrued and manipulated into exclusivism and prejudice, pride and nationalistic rivalry by those seeking power and wealth over others. All the worlds religions are severely compromised by those who claim to do My Work while they maim and kill human hearts and minds if not bodies.
Let all religions and religious organizations be on notice that you cannot dictate the Law of God. You cannot force another to knock upon My Door even if they have professed to follow the same system of belief you perpetrate.
Let every individual be not fooled by those who would tell you what you must believe, by those who would shut you out of their hearts if you dissent. There is an appropriate teacher student relationship that engenders mutual respect, but one that seeks power over another should be avoided. You are all My Children. I open the door to all who knock regardless of your belief. How you believe may help you knock at My Door and understand My Word but it is not for others to judge you because of your belief. Let beliefs be scrutinized on their own, apart from the believer, as to whether they are worthy of adoption. Such adoption of beliefs should only take place when they can be corroborated in one’s own heart and mind.
October 23, 2010 – Part 1 of 2
How about Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, Moses, and Mohamed? Who are they? What is their relation to Maitreya? Why is Maitreya a name most of us have not heard of while according to Crème and the Ageless Wisdom Teachings, He is Master of all the Masters?
As you know from your esoteric studies, all these great ones are members of the Body of Christ (to put it in Christian terms for the Christian to understand, not to limit it to Christian understanding). More specifically, Jesus is a disciple and close associate of Maitreya’s who welcomed My Agent so fully into His heart and mind that for all practical purposes He was Maitreya during the 3 years of His ministry as Christ Incarnate.
You, particularly in the West, are largely unaware of the name Maitreya because the person to whom this name belongs recognizes that all that is comes from Me and all that is, is good. He gives all glory, all credit for good works, to Me. So though He operated through His disciple Jesus, you know not his personal name. You simple took Him to be one and the same as the person Jesus.
The true name of a fully realized individual is One, Om, I Am. This Oneness works through any individual that will open themselves to Me. In so doing the individual’s name becomes unimportant to that individual. Only others are interested in who this one is. The One knows Himself fully as the One and so the name that designates him as a separate individual is of no consequence to Him. It is preferred by Him to give all glory to God.
You shall know His name now however, because I have sent Him again to you to show you the way to Me. Let this Lover of God, this Happy, Smiling One, this Knower of the Divine, into your heart and know Me as He does.
Gautama Buddha is best thought of as Brother in dispensational revelation to Maitreya; where Gautama as Buddha revealed the Divine Wisdom of I AM; while Maitreya, through Jesus, demonstrated the Divine Love Aspect of My Self. Together they inaugurated the Piscean Era just as Maitreya is here again today to guide humanity through the Aquarian Age. While the Buddha Gautama spends most of His time elsewhere, both labor to this day for the salvation of all humanity. Individual members of humanity are “saved” on an individual basis as they increasingly realize the fact that they share in the “Body of Christ” just as their elder brothers do; those that you are inquiring about.
Krishna is a prior incarnation of Maitreya. Do you question reincarnation? By what other means would Jesus come again as so many of you believe He may? By what other means have the many extraordinary examples of humanity come to their talents. Can a Mozart, or a Leonardo da Vinci be the result of the simple chance happenstance of the physics of merely one lifetime? To think so is to deny the evolution of the human spirit.
October 17, 2010
Please shed some light on who is this Maitreya that Benjamin Crème says is in the world now.
Mr. Crème and his group have already given out much information on this topic (see share-international.org) why do you require more? Have you no faith? Ben has spoken for many years on this topic and has the assistance of one of My Masters. Maitreya, Himself, has given out many messages through Ben regarding the nature of His Presence. Refer to these. There is no need to give you personally, Mr. Treelighter, what I have already released into the world.
I just thought that maybe I, through the true Self, could perhaps recognize or realize some further insight that Mr. Crème has not hitherto elucidated?
I can give you this much: Maitreya is You. Not you personally, as in the four fold nature of physical, astral (emotional), mental combined to form personality, no! Maitreya is an individual representation of all of you at the level of the true Self. There is no separation so this is a logical cognition to make and easy to understand.
All souls are individualizations of My Only Begotten Son, the Christ Principle. He is individualized but not separate except for the sake of appearance so that experience and relationship, and so love, My Love, can have an arena of expression. This arena of Love requires free will participation as stated earlier. It also requires a starting point of complete forgetting and ignorance on the part of the individualized soul in incarnation so that the drama of realization and the experience of love can take place due to the contrast generated from the initial state of ignorance.
It takes many goes at it for the individualized soul to discover itself through observation of the experience of form life. Some make progress more quickly than others. Maitreya is one such soul who has progressed quickly and finds Himself in the position of being able to assist others by His example. He is, in reality, only assisting other parts of Him Self, for all are one. When you assist others you are really merely assisting another part of yourself; for all are one; all are one; ALL ARE ONE. OM, I AM, AMEN, AHOH, or ALLAH can be thought of as short hand for this awareness.
When you hear Maitreya speak you are listening to your Higher Self. There is no difference, no separation, nothing to fear. When you are listening in the silent stillness for the still small voice that is I speaking as your Higher Self, It Is Maitreya as well for He has perfected His Awareness to the point of inclusiveness of all humanity. It matters not your station in life be you a saint or a thief, even the murderer and terrorist He counts in His fold. Though they be lost in addiction and attachment to the form, lost in the delusions of the ego, He knows that the true Self is one with Him and the outer expression but an actor on the stage.
Welcome Maitreya as an expression of your Higher Self come to you in a form you can see and touch with physical eyes and hands that you might the sooner recognize your Self and yourself give a more perfect expression to I who is the Life in You.
October 16, 2010 – Part 2 of 2
This is what happens when you are born into the world. It is a long, long movie, as movies go, and you get totally lost in the drama of it all. You take everything very seriously, so seriously that you often become cynical to avoid having to look head on at what you take so seriously. This is attachment. There is so much for the form to do. You can see the need in the world. You want desperately to do all that is humanly possible to solve the problems, to make terrorism and war go away, to bring peace and happiness, to make it so none will ever be impoverished again by the acts of others. You wonder why does God seem not to do anything to make things right. You wonder if there can even be a God when the world seems to be such a mess.
It is true that there is much for the vehicles of the true Self (Me, God) to do in the world of time and space, but as long as you are caught in the snare of thinking that you are the vehicles you can but muster little strength, fortitude and imagination of the needed kind to take the action that is necessary and then you are quickly depleted. The impulse and power that your true Self is relaying is not getting through all the agitation.
The vehicle You occupy must take itself in hand and seek stillness and equilibrium in the face of confusion and confusion’s noise. It must drink in My Spirit and find My steadfast inner peace that it is grounded in knowingly or not. This is the meaning of “know thy Self”. Without such knowledge the personality vehicle of time and space cannot fathom the right action that is needed in any given situation and so squirms and flounders about in times of distress and clings to comfort wherever it can find it. Know Your Self. You are not the lower, ego driven, personality on the stage. You are Free Will Divine sending My Divine Impulse to a free will personality who but needs to still itself just a little to begin receiving My Golden Inkling of right action, right thought, right livelihood, right food and drink, right meditation, right service.
The more the personality will calm itself in detachment the more it will be able to willfully respond to My Impulse and do what needs to be done. Do not be attached to any of the doing or the results or your ability to see clearly will be fogged over. When your windshield gets fogged over you need to slow down and wipe it clear to avoid accidents. Most are driving around completely blind which is the reason for war and terror but you can only clean your own windshield. This is made clear by the many that profess one religion or another and yet still do terrible acts and even in the name of their religion. (Do not just think of Muslims, for Christians, Jews and Hindus before them did the same for centuries before Mohammed founded Islam.)
If you could clean another’s windshield by doing it for them, as what much of organized religion attempts to do, then the horrific acts done in the name of religion would never be conceived. No, each must come to Me by himself and alone in the cave of the heart. It is the sword of My Divine Impulse that cleans your shield, cutting away the crusted cataracts of lifetimes of attachment, and makes ready the warrior for peace. And, It can only come to the vehicle directly through your true Self, My Only Begotten Son. Others in form, such as Jesus who revealed My Only Begotten Son to the world, may represent Me, Your true Self, to the many souls lost in attachment, but without the willingness of the vehicle to be still and know Me through the practice of detachment, and to know Me still more by detached and loving service to others without thought for self, My Divine Impulse toward My Hands and Feet will not be felt.
October 16, 2010 – Part 1 of 2
If we vehicles are Your Hands and Feet, or I guess I should put it: if the vehicles We occupy and observe and send Your Divine Impulse to are Your Hands and Feet why can’t we, I mean the vehicles – our bodies, just get along with each other? Why are we plagued by terrorism and war?
This, I Can See, is a painful problem for the vehicles. These vehicles are the personalities made up of and existent in the physical apparatus, emotional apparatus and mental apparatus combined. It is also a painful experience for the experiencing apparatus of the entire planet, the planetary person if you will, that is conscious just like a human personality but at a planetary level. Likewise it is experienced as pain for the solar system’s experiencing apparatus and even that of your Milky Way galaxy. Your little world is not alone in the Universe but has many brothers and sisters, fathers and mothers that look on from their vantage point and are pained by what they see at the lowly levels of personality conflict.
These greater forms of graduated cosmic capacity, however, know what it is I know for We Are not separate. We Are not actually in conflict! Remember always that You are not the form, not the personality made manifest by the trinity of form You occupy. You have divine uniqueness in spirit that might be called “personality” but this is of a higher order than that that you experience through the triune bodies of the earthly personality that is, even in itself, confounded in any accurate expression by the ego, that phantom self that arises out of attachment to the personality’s forms.
You are not, in reality, in conflict in any way with Your Fellows. You All Share the reality of Being in Me. All Are Actually in the position of observer just as I have told you that You Are. All are quietly sitting in theater watching the show experiencing through the vehicle what is going on at the localized level of time and space that the vehicle is manifest in on planet Earth. No One is creating a ruckus or disturbing each other in any way. All are perfectly respectful and when the show is temporarily over for one particular character or another the observer quietly goes out into the lobby and discusses the show with others who are not currently in incarnation.
When the terrorist’s suicide bomb goes off, taking those around him with it, the observers, the true Selves occupying those vehicles, all exit together to the lobby and in perfect peace have a loving encounter and lively discussion of reality that is perfectly inclusive of the One Who found Himself in the role of terrorist. There is no separation. It is only a figment of the imagination that allows for drama and experience to take place. The key is to not become lost in it.
When the personality you identify with goes to the movies you remain cognizant that it is only a movie. However, when you walk out after two hours of being held in thrall by the images on the screen and the soundtrack in the air, the theme of the experience in the movie house stays with you for a time. Its images are imprinted in your mind and emotions. If there were car chases you may find you want to now drive fast because of the adrenaline released into your system by the images you saw. If there were monsters with evil intentions you may find you are still experiencing fear. And so on. You know it is not real, not logical, to be so motivated by images on a screen and yet there you are, a bit lost in the experience.
October 15, 2010
I want to do this everyday but I get so busy feeling the pressure of work and responsibility that it often seems I don’t have enough time in the day to get everything done that I need to do. How do I sit down to do this writing when the world of matter presses in on me?
What matter? Be still and show Me the matter that presses in on Us. “My burden is light. My yoke is easy.” The pressure you feel is but a phantom of your imagination. You misuse your imagination to pile up your anticipations of needs, of tasks to do, of wants and desires, into the present moment and by so doing, in your imagination, remove yourself from the Eternal Now.
This is attachment. You can let go now. There is nothing You need do. All that is good is My Doing. Merely observe and relay My Divine Impulse to the vehicle You occupy. Watch as I turn all into good one moment at a time. No matter how dire the circumstance that you make yourself aware of Me in, in the moment you become aware of Me and See with My Divine Eyes, all will be good for I Am With You. I Am Eternal Love, Absolute, Perfect, Unconditional Love.
Rest Your Awareness in Me and all turns to gold. The vehicle you occupy may now take one task at a time and accomplish it with the relative perfection that the task warrants. No fear, no anxiety, no pressure, no anticipation of dire consequences, doing only what is before it to do.
It is Your Awareness in Me that is golden. Do not squander awareness on material ends and you will not squander what is material.
From the perspective of awareness of matter (all of time and space) that makes you fear not enough time, not enough energy, not enough comfort, not enough wealth, not enough security, not enough, not enough, you busy yourself doing many things that could result in burdening your material home, your planet, to a point of utter destruction. This is not your future! Make Me Your Presence, Your Perspective, and Your vehicle will respond with loving, care filled acts that will step back humanity from its destructive path, from the precipice of annihilation. It will do this because it wants to serve My Plan when it beholds the golden gladness that I more richly bestow on all My Children, all who call Me Their Own.
I Am with You Now. Fear not, trust, believe, have faith, make over the world using Your Imagination from Eternal Now on. Your vehicle will do what it needs to do in the time allotted, and with only positive impact, if it will truly hold its attention on Me Being committed to all of humanity, even to every individual and all in the wide world of matter you call home. Your vehicles are My Hands and Feet. Be Aware. Send My Impulse. Trust.