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Old October 12th, 2018, 08:35
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Time For Dreaming And Meditating

Part One



As Neptune’s energies are difficult to cope with and handle, they deserve some special attention. With a degree of understanding of the nature of the energies that are at our disposal at any given time, in my view it is possible to get the best out of them all, even Neptune’s. During the fourteen years this planet will take to transit through its own sign, wise ones are likely to want to take as much time out as possible to indulge in and further develop their abilities of dreaming, meditating and travelling in mind and spirit, rather than physically, to their highest potential.

For these people this period promises to be a wonderfully inspiring one. It is going to be a time during which every human soul will be offered many opportunities for studying and becoming ever more familiar with the mystical and spiritual dimensions of life, and for developing their psychic and mediumistic abilities to the full. Those who have not found their way onto this path may feel drawn towards organisations whose motives are less than honourable. Yet, the disillusionment that sooner or later invariably follows in the wake of such experiences, may help them to discover the guidance and protection of the Christ within, their very own Highest or God Self.

As a matter of fact, until this transit is over, it may turn out extremely difficult for anyone to keep their feet on the ground. The things one tries to undertake during such times that are based purely on the material level of life are likely to lead to disillusionment. But if we are reasonably aware of the fact that we are spirit and soul, encased in matter, there will be many openings for getting in touch with our deepest spirituality and for developing our visionary abilities, under the supervision of our spirit guides and Master.

Only for as long as one is unaware of the true meaning of the influence of Neptune’s energies is one likely to encounter their downside, which is dissatisfaction, disillusionment and depression, as this Neptune transit is also a time for grandiose schemes and plans. Yet, no matter how tempting they may appear initially, it is advisable to pay extra careful attention to the wise one within. If we ignore our inner guidance our plan could wind up like a giant balloon into which someone, at some stage in the proceedings, gleefully sticks a pin. Needless to say, that is not the purpose of Neptune’s influence on us and our world. However, the increased heightened emotional and spiritual sensitivity it brings can make coping with mundane and everyday things surprisingly difficult. We feel more vulnerable and more than ever before we need to create a private space into which we can retreat as much as possible from the hurly-burly of daily life.

During this Neptune transit we need to be extra careful to approach all things, material and spiritual, with great caution and extra vigilance. The Neptunian energies can make people strangely gullible and it is best not to indulge in blind faith in religious views of the world that are new to us. For those who feel deeply disillusioned with their present belief system, a word of caution. There is a very real danger now of getting caught up with dubious religions and/or sects. If one of them promises sure-fire salvation and release from all our troubles, materially and spiritually, we could be getting into deep and murky waters.

When this Neptune transit is over, we may find ourselves just as disillusioned with our new religion and realise that the whole thing was one big mistake. If this is the case for you, take heart. You can be sure that everything happened for wise reasons, the main one being to protect you from yourself. It is good to make mistakes! How else would we ever master the lessons of each new lifetime? In my view, it is unnecessary to make each one of them ourselves. I have been telling you about the greatest danger of Neptune transits, i.e. becoming a victim of religions predators, because I believe that being foretold can often mean to be forearmed.

The true intention of Neptune’s energies is to bring new understanding and a clearer spiritual vision to humankind that supports us in our daily lives and makes our earthly existence easier to cope with. That’s why, once the planet’s increased influence is over, only practices and beliefs that are based on one’s own deep and innermost spiritual convictions will probably survive under close scrutiny. To avoid falling into spiritual traps of any kind, all human souls eventually have to develop the strength of character that allows them to refuse following others, and instead paying attention to the wisdom and directions of their own inner guidance and light.

Neptune rules large institutions like hospitals and prisons. When people leave such places, frequently far too early and in a weak, frightened and sensitised state, they are badly in need of being cared for and supported by those who genuinely care for them and have their best at heart, not merely pretending to. Yet, all too often, someone who preys on the vulnerable homes in on them. These vultures usually appear under the name of a certain sect and belief system, possibly because they themselves once succumbed to it. Such people can be oh so convincing, particularly if they have not yet shaken off the effect of Neptune’s illusion and really do believe they have found the one and only way to God’s light and truth.

- To be continued. -

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Only souls who developed considerable spiritual strength before they became ill or went into prison are capable of resisting the onslaught of well-aimed proselytising. Obviously, the lure and temptation of this, that and the other belief system is particularly hard to resist when one feels weak, vulnerable and in need of support. True spirituality, however, shows itself in the way someone conducts their own life and not necessarily in the way they talk. Actions always did speak louder than words. Isn’t it strange that true spiritual awareness is so rare, even now? Alas, it is not surprising when one bears in mind the teachings of intolerance and hatred spread by some of the belief systems of our world. It is all too easy for religions of the head to deteriorate into encouraging their followers to bring out the worst, instead of giving of their best in the way a religion of the heart does.

The word religion is a derivative of the Latin religo/religare, meaning ‘to bind’, as for example to bind yourself to the worship of God. To my mind, blind faith is only justified in one and that is our Creator, never entirely in mere human beings. No matter what they may promise, they are human and on the same pathway as we are. It is in the nature of things that we all have our individual lessons to learn. This includes from time to time being led into temptation, for the simple reason that eventually every soul must learn to recognise, resist and rise above it. The more highly evolved we become, the more stringent its tests are going to be. Just about everywhere in our world there is clear evidence that not many can as yet resist the temptation of money and the belief of how much it can buy what, in our present existence, is thought of as power. Those who are still in the clutches of this false belief conveniently overlook that the only true power belongs to God and that it can neither be bought, begged, borrowed nor stolen.

The upside of the Neptunian energies is that they can provide human souls with gifts of great sensitivity and intensity. If we strive to use them wisely, God and the Angels assist us with shedding the light of consciousness into the darkest corners of our own existence and that of all life. If, at the beginning of Neptune’s transit through Pisces, there still was a great deal of darkness and pain within us, by the time the transit is over we shall have exchanged them for the light of a greatly improved comprehension of God’s spiritual wisdom and truth. By transcending the conditions of Earth and reaching out towards our highest realities, an ever deepening understanding of the events of our own and all life is gained.

If we are prepared to open our inner eyes to face ourselves and the world around us with utter honesty, there will be as many chances as we may need for getting to the bottom of any long-standing mess, to sort it out once and for all. This is not a task for the faint-hearted, to be sure. But, with the help of God and the Angels all things are possible and it can be done. Their hands are always reaching out for us, to help us with anything that will bring forth our own strength from within. Getting in touch with our inner centre and re-establishing our direct connection with God and the Universe are all human soul’s most urgent needs. This is a wonderful time for getting to work on this task.

All energies provided by the Universe for God’s children of the Earth are best used not by seeking purely our own advancement, but by focussing on the good of the whole of our world. The energies of all planets in their own signs and houses are ideally suited to making the highest qualities of each sign our own. This kind of assistance is available for the whole of their present lifetime to souls born under the signs in question. The same applies collectively whenever one of the planets moves through its own sign.

As in Neptune’s case this is such a rare event, wise ones rejoice when they are offered opportunities for working with the energies of this nebulous, misty, mystical and mysterious planet. By using its power for the highest good and the greatest joy of all, anyone can benefit greatly by striving to help our whole world to progress, if only a little bit, on the individual and collective evolutionary pathway of everything it contains.


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Old October 13th, 2018, 09:05
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We Are Our Own Ancestors And Descendants



What a lot of pious talk there is on the Earth plane about the need for leaving our world in a fit state for our children and children’s children. As always there is a great deal more to this issue than meets the eye. I agree that it is the highest time that we all get our act together and do our share of taking better care of our beautiful planet. Ever more of us need to wake up to the fact that the main purpose of our earthly existence is that, when the time for doing so has come, we should each do our share of making our world into a better and more peaceful place, not just for humankind but for every one of its lifeforms. We are by no means alone with this task, God and the Angels are ready to help us with it, if we but ask.

I believe that this is just as vital for us ourselves as it is for those who come through us, our children and everybody else who will ever walk behind us. Let me explain why this should be so. As you know by now, I do not share the view that life is a one-off thing. I do believe – nay, more than that, I know – that each one of us has been before, not just once or twice but a great many times. We are placed in earthly life to grow and evolve in the course of many lifetimes from spiritual infancy, toddlerhood and adolescence into adulthood. Earth life is an educational institute and in order to reach this goal, we reappear however many lifetimes this development may take for each individual spirit and soul. Every reincarnation into Earth life brings fresh opportunities for paying some of the karmic debts we incurred in previous lifetimes, as well as creating new ones.

In some of our lifetimes we reincarnate as a woman and on other occasions as a man. And as we move along, we make many mistakes. This too is good and right, as in this way we are constantly learning something through our own experiences, and that helps our consciousness to expand. That’s how one small step after another, we grow in wisdom and understanding. Unaware of what we are doing, we are playing the role of our own forebears and in case we require further lifetimes on the Earth, on each occasion we return as one of our own descendants. And unless sufficient numbers of us do their share of making our world into a more peaceful and beautiful place right here and now, in future lifetimes we shall be newly confronted with the mess we ourselves once helped to make of our planet. How about that for a mind-boggling concept?

Let’s take a moment and join those who are in search of their roots. This takes us into the innermost core of life and the moment of our creation, when our spirit first came forth as a seed in the form of a thought from the heart-mind of God. One can only marvel at what has become of us in the meantime. There is no doubt in my mind that the person we are at present is the result of everything that happened to us from that moment onwards. All of it has been helping us towards growing ever more into the conscious awareness of our roots and origin as children of the Divine. Yet, in spite of the fact that on the outer level of life during each lifetime we appeared in a different guise, on the inner plane we remained the same. One cannot help marvelling that you were always you and I was me, and that is what we shall be forever.

Should our evolutionary program demand further sojourns through earthly life, we shall be appearing as the offspring of the one we presently are. Therefore, it stands to reason that any improvements we now make to our character and also our world are as much on behalf of ourselves as of our children’s children. This highlights the urgency of seriously getting to work on ourselves as well as finding satisfactory solutions for the issues that to this day are facing us and our world.

We live in extraordinary times of Mother Earth’s transformation and the homecoming of our race into the conscious awareness of God’s true nature and our own. And so it is not surprising that many are feeling the urge of finding and reconnecting with their roots. For a long time we keep on reincarnating through the same family groups. But eventually we reach the point when we have become sufficiently evolved for the superconscious faculties of our nature begin to unfold and our inner and outer horizons start to broaden. And so, with the help of the wise ones in charge of us, we decide to be born into other cultures and civilisations, to become familiar with their customs, outlook on life and religious/spiritual aspirations.

For these souls it would be futile to search for their origins on the outer level of life. They know that everybody’s true roots belong to the inner dimensions and therefore can only be found through journeying inwards. In this way we reconnect with our Highest or God Self, and through this becoming aware of our oneness with God and all life.

In contrast to them, young and inexperienced souls during their early lifetimes on the Earth plane are likely to misinterpret any of the promptings they receive from their inner being. They cannot help themselves because so far their earthly self has not yet discovered that there is such a thing as a spirit and a soul as well as an inner home, and that they too have these things. This is why one finds people in many countries of our world who are busily digging in the archives of earthly life for their roots. More highly evolved souls smile at their efforts. They can see no point in the ordinary type of genealogical research, because they are already consciously walking the highway that takes all of us together up the spiritual mountain and eventually – each one on their own – home into the final reunion with God.

Now that you are aware that you have been your own ancestor, I would like to challenge you to take a good look at your family tree. When you consider the ancestral line-up in front of you, bear in mind that in some of your lifetimes you yourself could either have been an eminent person or a particularly ill-fated and unfortunate one. Should you be in danger of shedding crocodile tears and feeling your heart melting with compassion for those through whose line you reincarnated, and before your ego swells with pride for having come through such an illustrious family, think of the part you must have played in its saga.

It is necessary to find forgiveness and feel compassion for ourselves and the many ordeals each one of us has to work their way through on their way to becoming the one we are today. To provide humankind with a well balanced educational program, it is for wise higher purposes that all human souls occasionally require lifetimes on the Earth plane when wretchedly difficult and traumatic situations have to be coped with. But we can trust the Universe’s wisdom and love that it will see to it that such times are balanced by successful, prosperous and happy ones.

Understanding this, each one of us, without exception, has every reason to rejoice and be thankful for all our own experiences and everybody else’s. The time has come for making our peace and praising the Highest for the gift of life, for guiding and protecting us and keeping us safe by day and by night, and the many things it is constantly providing for each one of us. And that undoubtedly will continue forever.

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Healing The Earth




Can you imagine what it would be like
If the Earth’s circumference was only about a mile
And it floated just above the ground?
Come with me and see what happens:

Visitors are arriving from far and wide.
They’re walking around on the Earth,
Marvelling at its big and small pools of water,
And the water that flows between them.
Admiring her mountains and valleys,
They’re wondering at what kind
Of wisdom it was that thought of surrounding
The globe with a thin layer of gas,
In which water is suspended
To sustain all its lifeforms.

The guests are watching the
Great and wondrous diversity of Earth’s living things.
Not merely the upright walking human beings,
But also its animal and plant life.
Some of the creatures are walking about
On the surface of the globe and others live inside it,
And more of them still exist in its waters.
Marvelling at all these things,
They can see that the globe
Is a unique and precious jewel.
Their scientists looked into it
And could not find another one quite like it
Anywhere in the whole of God’s Creation.
Realising this, they cherish the Earth
And all the visitors that come
Wish to do their best to protect the globe,
To make sure it doesn’t get hurt or damaged by anyone.

Realising what kind of a wonder and a miracle the Earth is,
People wish to get to know it and its spiritual background better.
That’s when they discover to their astonishment that
The globe’s beauty is a reflection and outer manifestation
Of their own inner roundedness and exquisiteness,
Which many of them to this day have yet to discover.
Wise ones, however, know that such a superb work of art
Can only have been created by the Divine heart and hands
Of the Great Architect and Designer of all life,
The White Spirit, who is also their own Father/Mother.
Bending their knees in awe and admiration,
Brings healing and peace to every aspect of their being,
Mind and body, spirit and soul.

Through what they are seeing,
And finding out that their lives,
Their own wellbeing and wholeness,
Depends on that of the planet.
Ever more visitors love and respect the Earth,
And are ready to defend it,
If need be with their whole being.

Can you now see how wise people would become,
If the Earth’s circumference was only a mile?
Well, why can’t more of us, like them
Wake up from their spiritual slumbers,
Before it’s too late?
So that the first signs can appear
That humankind’s age-old
Dreams, visions and highest aspirations
Of a world that is at peace
At last find fulfilment.
Hallelujah!

The Earth is now being transformed
Into a planet of light, peace and healing.
Rapidly we are approaching the time
When only those who know how to
Live and work in peace and harmony
With each other and all lifeforms that share
Our precious jewel, the Earth, with us
Will be allowed to reincarnate here.

All of us will then know that everything we see around us
Is part of us and merely
An outer manifestation of our own inner world.
How much are you doing to make this
Dream into a reality on the Earth?

Recommended Viewing:
‘Wilderness’

Created by Anon.
Edited by Aquarius

From ‘Astrology As A Lifehelp On The Healing Journey’

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The Six-pointed Star - Symbol Of Perfection



The six-pointed star is a symbol of the perfected human spirit and soul. The upper triangle represents its Highest or God Self and the lower triangle is its counterpart, the small earthly self. Perfection in this sense means wholeness. Each time one of the lower triangles connects with and merges into its upper part, healing and the sacred marriage between Heaven and Earth takes place. The two triangles blend into one shining light and another Christ Star in its own right is born.


All who are presently on the Earth plane are pioneers of the Aquarian Age. And as soon as the first one of us is completely reunited with the Source of our being and has become a star, everybody else follows in its wake and is drawn with it ever closer to the illumination of the Universal Christ. No-one knows who this first one is. It could be you, me or any one of us. No-one will ever know apart from the Great Father/Mother Architect of life who smiles upon all of us, Its dearly beloved children of the Earth, in total and unconditional love.

Following the directions of God and the Angels, received from deep within the core of their own being, all human souls eventually have to grow into their own saviours and redeemers, as well as our whole race and world. The only way this can come about is through millions of individual loving sacrifices that are made by wise ones who unselfishly serve the needs of those around them, whilst not ignoring their own. Such wise ones give unstintingly of themselves, i.e. their time and other resources for the blessing and healing of all life. There is no need to be afraid of being left behind, because when all life is blessed and healed, the same happens to us.

‘So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God,’ the Bible tells us in Romans 10:17. I don’t share this view. Human history has shown abundantly that faith cannot grow from head knowledge alone. It only comes from gathering our own experiences by conducting our lives according to the guidance we receive from the living God within, our intuition. Following it and witnessing for ourselves that it really does know the answers to all our questions and never leads us astray, builds up true and lasting inner faith in the goodness of life and our Creator’s great wisdom and love that speaks to us as follows:

‘All of you are on the Earth plane to evolve into masters of yourselves, of the ship of your life and ultimately your destiny. As you know, masters cannot fall straight from the Heavens. Only through learning and growing with the help of your own experiences can you grow in spiritual wisdom and understanding of life. Through this your consciousness expands into the state of mastership, which every soul has to achieve in the end. Born in Heaven, a metaphor used in your world for the highest levels of life, initially your spirit is but a tiny spark of Me. From the safety of My sacred heart every one of you once began their descent into life in physicality. Earth is the only place where each Divine spark can come alive and make amends for the damage, pain and suffering it has caused others and also itself.

‘Ultimately, all suffering of your world is self-inflicted through outrageous behaviour in previous lifetimes. Because of your oneness on the inner level of life, whatever you do to somebody else, with good or bad intentions, you also do to yourself. The law of Karma, My law, commands that whatever anyone sends out into My Creation has to return to its sender, for good and for bad. That’s why all your negative and destructive thoughts, words and actions in the end find their way back to you. Their results have to be endured and then made good by you at some stage, either in this lifetime or in future ones.

‘For a long time your earthly self remains unaware of all these things and suffers intensely from – unbeknown to itself – the results of its own actions. When the going on the Earth plane gets particularly rough, the memories of your soul awake and start nudging you, it’s earthly counterpart, and reminds you of your true nature and home. Its yearning causes the Divine qualities of compassion and love to stir in your human heart. My spark within you wakes from its slumbers, comes alive and over time slowly but surely grows into a small flame.

‘Through loving service in countless lifetimes on the Earth plane the flame unites itself with the sacred fire of Mother Earth and Father Sun, and gradually develops into an ever more radiant blaze. It’s heat is capable of burning away the accumulated emotional/spiritual dross of many lifetimes that has accumulated in your own consciousness and that of your whole world. Constantly working hand in hand with the Angels and Me, in this process each one of you eventually turns into a Master and a Christed one in their own right. Only by becoming ever more simple can you hope to achieve this. Yet, this should not lead you into recklessness. Simplicity is the purity and beauty of a loving heart that feels tenderness towards all life, including itself and its own problems. It means being good friends with everything that you encounter and not afraid to simply be the kind and loving self you truly are. I bless you all, each one.’

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The Freedom Of The Aquarian Age

The Story Of The Risen Christ

Part One



Life in the whole of Creation and therefore also in us has two aspects. They consist of streams or forces of positive and negative, wisdom and ignorance, light and darkness, spirit and soul, Highest Self and lower earthly self, the highest and lowest characteristics, the best and the worst. Spirit and soul are reaching ever onwards and upwards to the highest levels of existence. Their counterpoint and polar opposition is the small earthly self with the limited perceptions of its reasoning and logical, cold and calculating capacities of its earthly mind.

This mind is part of our physical body and initially, for the simple reason that it does not yet know any better, it makes every effort to drag us down to Earth and hold us there for as long as it possibly can. But no matter how hard it tries, in the fullness of time the Divine spark in everybody’s small self begins to stir from its spiritual slumber and the lower self becomes aware of its true nature and origin. The Christ child is born and awakens in us the desire to become a better person than we have been in the past. As with each passing day we bring forth a bit more of our best and highest qualities, the child grows and our Christ nature develops. Through this the characteristics of our lower nature fade ever more into the background of our consciousness. This continues until they have gone from our conscious awareness for good and are no longer troubling us. When this has happened on all levels of our being, we have indeed become a true child of God, in a way a Jesus in our own right.

Initially, however, there is a conflict between the upper and lower of our nature. Resolving it is the most essential part of the process of everybody’s own individual spiritual unfolding, which is constantly taking place within the greater context of the Great Architect of life’s evolutionary plan for all life. The central figure of the Jesus story is an illustration of the duality of our nature and represents both parts. The man hanging and dying on the cross is a symbol of our lower earthly self, and the Christ Spirit who rises from the corpse into the heavenly fields, stands for the immortal and eternal aspect of our being.

With the help of our spirit self each one of us will eventually be able to lift ourselves above the trouble and strife of Earth life and we shall no longer have any difficulties perceiving the greater picture. Those who thus fly on the wings of the spiritual wisdom and understanding provided by their Highest Self, the Christ Spirit and the living God within, whose symbol is Jesus, are intuitively aware that in spite of the things that are still happening in our world, life is always unfolding as it should.

There is no doubt in my mind that, if the man Jesus had ever existed on this plane of life, he would have been but one of the many sons/daughters of the Divine, God’s children of the Earth, just the same as any one of us – no more and no less. After all, that’s what each one of is, if only at present in seedform. I believe that the Jesus story from its first appearance has been a legend and a metaphor. To me, it is a navigational aid to help all of us to steer the boat of our lives through the ocean of our race’s spiritual development. Its waters were severely muddied by the false belief that the tale should be understood literally. However, at our entry into the Aquarian Age the mud is swept away. The time has come for making our peace with the endless amounts of suffering and pain the patriarchy inflicted upon us and our world with its powerseeking and warmongering. This is made easier through the understanding that these things also once were necessary for our race’s development and its masculine force.

When I tried to explain this to someone the other day, the person responded by asking me whether I have something against Jesus. This most certainly is not the case and I am sorry if any part of my writings ever created such an impression, as this could not be further from the truth. How could I object to someone who – to me – is but an idea, a metaphor and a symbolism that represents the human Christ nature, the highest and noblest part of all human souls? I am well aware that every one of us contains it, wherever on the evolutionary spiral of life anyone may presently be and whatever level of awareness they have reached. And I do believe that developing this aspect of our nature is the only one in the whole of Creation who can and will save and redeem us and our world.

Knowing this, who would not be willing to do their best to nurture and develop this aspect of their being and through this make their contribution towards creating a better and more peaceful world for all of us? Knowing this, who would refuse to kneel in adoration and worship before the highest and holiest? We then no longer bend our knees before a dead man hanging on a cross, who only ever existed in someone’s imagination in the distant past, but in front of the living God within and that in everybody, including you and me. Although in young and inexperienced souls the Christ nature is but a seed, it most certainly is there, never doubt that.

- To be continued. -

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The Freedom Of The Aquarian Age

The Story Of The Risen Christ

Part Two

Who can help loving and adoring something or someone who represents a symbol which is good, right and beautiful in us, whether it comes under the name of Jesus or whatever else? The best thing about it is that you don’t have to be a Christian for this kind of worship. Being one may turn out to be hindrance. It certainly will for as long as you believe Jesus to be a historical figure, who once walked in our midst and who will one day reappear on the Earth, to save and redeem humankind. Mind you, only those who believe that he once really existed.

For as long as people remain trapped in the literalist version of the Jesus story, they will be unable to recognise what he truly stands for, and that will make genuine spiritual progress hard to come by. I believe that those who to this day insist on taking every word of the Bible literally, will eventually realise that this is not the case. There is no need to be disappointed about this, because behind the surface words of the sacred book waiting to be discovered is an immensely rich store of legends and fables, myths and metaphors filled with hidden esoteric meanings.

Although I believe that there never was a man by the name of Jesus, I would not dream of falling out with what he represents because the truths hidden behind his image are eternal and of the greatest value for us and our whole world. Would I otherwise, for more than twenty years, have had an 18 x 24 cm copy of a photograph of Jesus as the risen Christ on the wall in front of my desk? See the image at the beginning of this chapter, which once came into being with the help of Sathya Sai Baba, 1926-2011, the much loved Indian spiritual teacher. You can read more about this by following this link: ‘The Risen Christ Photo’.

A devout Christian lady presented a copy of the shroud of Tourine picture of Jesus to Sai Baba, and asked him to bless it. Sai Baba refused to oblige. The essence of the lady’s report about this encounter is: ‘When shall we Christians take Jesus off the cross and place him in his proper place? It has been said of the cross: ‘Let the longer piece of the cross represent God’s Will and the shorter piece ours. If you lay the two pieces side by side, parallel to each other, there no longer is a cross. It is only created when our will conflicts with God’s will, for as long we have not yet learnt how to say: ‘Thy Will be done, Great Spirit’. If our will acquiesces with God’s will, there is no cross. The way to take it down is to always accept gladly and lovingly whatever trial, pain or loss comes our way, surrendering our ego to God and accepting that it comes to us for a high and wise purpose, which is teaching us something.’

The man in the picture is the one who communicates with you through me. Therefore, you could say that it’s Jesus who is using me as his channel – if he had ever existed. Be that as it may, the man is dear to my heart because he provides me with an image of that which is invisible and yet the most high and noble and valuable part in all of us. Isn’t that a miracle and a wonder in itself? When all of us have become aware of who and what the man represents, will there be anyone left who refuses to worship and adore him for what he truly represents?

Why would I have something against someone or something who never existed? How could anyone who has become aware that in truth the man is a symbol of everybody’s own inner Christ nature, fail to love him? Sometimes when I gaze at the picture, the man’s eyes look straight into mine and I sense a deep and profound sadness that flows from him to me and threatens to overwhelm me. Could this be because so many to this day will still not take him off the cross and give him his rightful place as a legend, even though he really is waiting to come alive, but can only do so through everybody’s own heart awakening and understanding his true nature and our own?

When at last we have woken up to the realisation what Jesus truly represents, we can see for ourselves that churches and temples could never be his abode and contain him, because his only rightful dwelling place is humankind’s hearts and souls. Looking around our world it frequently appears as if this were by no means the case. Yet, the Christ Spirit is there in all of us, though merely as a seed in the early stages of our earthly development. This seed is waiting to be planted, watered and nourished, so it can grow into a sturdy and healthy tree that bears rich fruit to nurture the hungry and give shade to those distressed by the heat of Earth life. Never forget that from small acorns big oak trees grow.

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Flying Into The Freedom Of The Aquarian Age



The belief that every word of the Jesus story as well as the rest of the Bible is true and should strictly be understood literally is in sharp contrast when one embarks on the adventure of understanding that the tale in truth is but a myth and a legend. It becomes clearly visible that behind many of its words deep wisdom and truth are hidden. They are making it easy to recognise with how much the tale was composed with a deep and abiding love and compassion, kindness and caring for us, God’s human children of the Earth. It fully does justice to the suffering each one of us has to endure, before we are finally on our way back home into the conscious awareness of our origin and true home.

I wonder what the Jesus story, when taken literally, has to offer its readers, apart from the admiration for the feats of a superhuman man, believed to be half human and half God. At the time of writing this tale, it was too early to reveal that the same powers are lying dormant in each and every one of us. It soon becomes obvious that the figure of the man Jesus is meant to represent each and every one of us, one returns to dealing with the tale as a legend. The powers the man possesses then clearly are indication of the hidden capabilities we all carry within, once we have learned to walk hand in hand with God and the Angels.

The Jesus myth drives home the point that without their help nothing can happen on the Earth plane. For example in St. John 14:10-11 it tells us: ‘Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work.’ And in John 5:30: ‘By myself I can do nothing. I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.’ I believe that the whole story is a pointer to the glorious future and our race’s so far only fractionally fulfilled potentialities, when our present developmental phase is complete and we shall be allowed to move on. Glory be to that prospect!

This somehow reminds me of a lady, a born again Christian, who had been reading some of my observations and insights into the esoteric truth behind many of the Bible’s teachings. We met about twenty years ago and she gave me a Bible for Christmas. All of it happened long before the idea for calling my writings ‘The Random Jottings of a Stargazer’ came to me intuitively and before any part of my work was published on the worldwide web. The lady accompanied her gift by telling me that she was praying that the truth about Jesus should be revealed to me. It seems that her prayers were answered, though in a markedly different manner from the one I imagine she was hoping for.

Who knows? Bearing in mind that what we send out into the world does return to us, maybe her prayer has rebounded and by now has brought also to her a better understanding of the meaning of the life story of Jesus, the Christed one. How could anyone not rejoice at the thought that the Age of Pisces is over and the possibly saddest chapter in the evolution of our race is closing? With this, the curtain of the lack of knowledge about the duality of our nature and existence is lifting and allowing us occasional glimpses into the greater freedom of the Aquarian Age. Being aware of these things, who would not be more than happy to make a genuine and heart-felt contribution towards bringing God’s kingdom down to the Earth and establishing its sovereignty in our world?

What could be more beautiful and exhilarating for human souls in earthly life than an expansion of inner vision and consciousness that can only come to us through a deepening grasp of God’s true nature and our own? It baffles me why so many Christians, to this day, want to deny themselves this most wondrous experience. An open mind is the greatest gift our Creator can bestow upon any one of us. Those who are willing to keep theirs open and make an effort to remain in touch with their inner guidance at all times, have no difficulties telling a truth from a lie and partaking of the new spiritual knowledge that is now coming our way.

Ah well, you can but lead a horse to the water. . . Oh yes, when the horse is ready, it will drink and that only too happily. Their inner guidance will soon let them know whether I speak the truth when I say that the one who is writing through me is the Universal Christ and not Jesus. The former is eternal, omniscient and omnipresent. The latter is none of these things and never was or will be.

As far as getting to know our Christ nature is concerned, there is no need for following any kind of belief system. Like any great idea, it’s all very simple. Handing our whole being over to God and the Angels and serving them to the best of our ability is the only thing we have to do is to. Bringing forth the best that is within us and in any given moment endeavouring to be the kindest, most tolerant and loving person we can possibly be to my mind is not difficult, because that is our Christ nature and the only way we can be true to it.

Living this way gradually empowers us to save and redeem not only ourselves, but our whole world. The only equipment required for this pathway is the knowledge of who we truly are and that a high and holy destiny is in store for each one of us. From the point of becoming aware of this, the experiences of our own life are going to teach us to trust the presence of God and the Angels. This is the only reliable way of learning that they truly never leave us and can be utterly relied upon to guide and protect us. They are sure to assist us with carrying out the special mission we have come to fulfil in this lifetime, whilst doing their share of it.





All of life is flowingness
And in this flowing
There is meaning and law.
I trust God’s great plan of life
And my own within it.
Therefore:
I cannot lose what is my own and
I need not seek what is my own,
For what belongs to me will come and
Whatever goes does not belong to me.

Only what I am has power
And everything that’s rightfully mine
Is constantly drawn to me and
Will appear at the right moment.
Knowing this, I give up
All personal struggle and ambition.
I let go and trust the inner guidance
Of my Highest Self and the Universal Forces
To show me the way and
Run my life for me.

Created by Anon.
Edited by Aquarius


Recommended Reading:
‘The Lord’s Prayer – A Healing Mantra For The New Age’
‘Creating Abundance’
‘The Power Of Thought’
‘Thought – The Most Powerful Force Of All’
‘White Eagle On The Power Of Thought’
‘Guarding Our Tongues’
‘On The Soul Level We Are All Christians’
‘You Are Special’



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The Sun In Scorpio



The Sign Of Transformation And Regeneration

Today the Sun moves into Scorpio, one of the mystery signs of the zodiac, the sign of birth and death, transformation through degeneration or regeneration. The choice is ours what we do with the energies the Universe is putting at our disposal at this time of the year. Many happy returns of the day to each one of my Scorpio friends. And when your birthday comes round, I suggest that you:

Count your garden by the flowers,

Never by the leaves that fall.
Count your joys by golden hours,
Never when life’s worries call.

Count your days by smiles, not tears,
And when birthdays come around,
Count your age by friends, not years,
And the gifts of love you have found.

Anon.


Take care and God bless,
With Love and Light,
Aquarius


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Whether you are interested in my interpretation of this sign on your own behalf or one of your friends, how about copying, pasting and printing this file, or any other – together with my special blessings – and placing it inside a birthday card, as a surprise with a difference? If that sounds good to you, please follow the link at the end.

Please, note that everything mentioned in this file does not only apply when your Sun is in Scorpio but also if:

• Your Sun is in the eighth house, the natural house of Scorpio.
• Your Moon is in Scorpio or the eighth house.
• Your Ascendant is in Scorpio.
• You were born on the 11th and 29th day of any month, not merely while the Sun is in Scorpio. In that case I also recommend the study of:


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We Are All Winners



As we move forwards and upwards on the evolutionary spiral of life, the pull of the Christ Spirit, the living God within, gradually grows stronger in all human souls and makes itself increasingly known. Throughout our whole development on the Earth plane Its sole aim is coax us along, so that we may reach ever greater levels of awareness and aim for achievements that fulfil our highest potential by unselfishly serving the highest good and the greatest joy of all. Realising that this quite naturally includes us and our own wellbeing, the desire for pursuing selfish goals has left us of its own accord.

We are aware that whatever happens on this our pathway back home into the oneness with God and all life, there are no losers, even though at times it may look that way. The most wonderful thing about earthly life is that, for as long as we make sure we learn something from every experience, we shall always be a winner, because through gaining in wisdom and understanding we are growing ever more Heaven-tall. And that, when all is said and done, from the moment of our first appearance on the Earth plane, has been the purpose of every one of our lifetimes, including this one.

I hope and pray that one of these days everyone’s inner vision will have opened and their religious/theological/spiritual horizons expanded sufficiently, so that all of us can recognise that the new spiritual knowledge we have been receiving for some time in no way poses a threat to any of the old belief systems of our world. I am convinced that there will come a time when their more highly evolved followers – for many of them this is no doubt already happening – will be able to perceive that in truth every bit of the new wisdom represents an extension, enhancement and enlargement of the themes they know so well.

Wise ones know intuitively that the appearance of the new material is part of a natural renewal process the old religions need to undergo. This can only come about by searching behind the surface words of the teachings that have come to us from past ages, to see how they connect with realities that lie on the higher and highest levels of life, which thus far had been kept beyond the horizons of earthly experiences and understanding.

There comes a point in every soul’s development when our mind opens up to the new knowledge that is now flowing into the heart and soul of humankind, and we can see for ourselves that the only reason for its coming is to move us and our world forwards and upwards on the evolutionary spiral of life. We shall then be one of the people of whom it has been said that they will inherit the Earth, because the wisdom we are finding motivates us to behave in a meek and gentle, quiet and peaceful manner. People like us create the necessary balance to the loud ones who to this day enjoy taking part in conflicts and wars. We meek ones let them get on with it, because we know that when we hold steadfast onto what the living God within tells us, we will eventually triumph over all turmoil.

Those who are truly meek and humble in spirit are aware that in truth nothing on the Earth plane belongs to anyone. They know that God is the true owner of everything and that all their earthly possessions, including their physical body, are but borrowed for a certain time. We thankfully return them to Mother Earth when we depart from the material plane of life. We wise ones are glad that we too belong to God and no-one else, and that beyond the things we really need for our existence, there is no need for endless amounts of earthly possessions. All we need and want to take with us into Eternity is the spiritual wisdom and understanding we have been fortunate enough to add to in our most recent lifetime.

When our consciousness has fully merged with God’s and therefore with all life, we have long lost the desire to own anything on the Earth plane, because we know that all of it belongs to God and rests safely in Its loving hands. Consciously being part of God, we know that everything is ours to take and do with as we please – if that’s what we wanted to do. We are aware that we have become worthy of being trusted to handle every aspect of God’s Creation with the greatest respect and care. For us the only way of acting is in harmony with the laws of the Cosmos, God’s laws, and the will and wishes of the Highest, known to the Angels and through them also to us.

Modesty and mildness are the road to God-power because they connect us with our Highest or God Self. The Divine spirit has no difficulties entering those who happily accept that all life belongs to Him/Her and therefore also to them. When we behave in a God-like manner at all times, we ourselves gradually grow ever more God-like and the Universal Force provides us with everything we need. Whatever it may be, at the right moment it appears. Recognising it as a gift from God, we give thanks and praise for it.

Through our labours of bringing wisdom, love and fresh understanding to the hearts and souls of humankind, so that the flower of true forgiveness may unfold in ever more hearts and souls quite naturally, we meek ones in future lifetimes will reap the rich harvest of the seeds we are presently planting. We shall be the ones who return to Mother Earth in future lifetimes, when her transformation is complete and she has evolved into a place of light and healing, rest and peace.

George Eliot ‘Daniel Deronda’, first published 1876, wrote: ‘Now, in complete unity a part possesses the whole, as the whole possesses every part. And in this way, human life is tending towards the image of the Supreme Unity. As our life becomes more spiritual, by capacity of thought [through a better understanding of the processes of life] and joy therein, possession tends to become more Universal and independent of gross material contact. That means that in a brief day, the soul of a human being can know in fuller volume the good, which has been and is – nay, is to come, than all that could be found in a whole lifetime, where one still had to follow the creeping path of the senses.’
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