The Choice

The Choice

We received some interesting feedback over my post saying that God may not be all powerful as most believers assume. Maybe things are not so simple as Him just snapping His fingers and preventing war and calamities, for we are in the image of God and His (or Its) extensions. A reader protested saying that maybe calamities are designed by God to fulfill an ultimate good.

Every cloud has a silver lining whether that cloud was created by accident or design. Every situation can turn the tide for good or evil depending on how we respond to it. If humanity responds well to the latest tragedy, then it will work for the good of the whole. If we do not respond well then it could go the other way.

All the reflections of God are governed by time when they are in time and space and they are always subject to the law of cause and effect.

Even God cannot just snap his fingers and instantly make just anything happen because snapping fingers is not the appropriate cause to produce a major effect. God and his reflections have power as they gain knowledge for knowledge gives one power to manipulate cause to produce the desired effect.

Another reader insists that those things the new calls tragedies are a part of a divine plan.

There is a great plan, but even this is subject to cause and effect. There would be earth changes whether there is a plan or not just as there were earth changes long before man even appeared on this planet. There are changes taking place on other planets in our solar system not having humans on the physical surface such as Venus, Mars, Jupiter etc.

Great earthquakes appear periodically through the cause and effect of the internal workings of the planet. The Planetary logos can speed up a major occurrence, or slow it down, but he cannot stop the living planet from circulating its own energies.

Some catastrophes are timed for a lesson while others just occur at times that all lives on the planet have to deal with.

Reader: “According to the Bible, God created the heavens and the earth. So, I suppose people figured if he created it, he can control it.”

JJ: The end goal is to gain all power with the help of God’s reflections, but between the beginning and the end God is limited by time, space and imperfections therein. In the higher realms the life of  God has all power but the material world is so sluggish by comparisons that assuming control taxes all the lives incarnated therein. Overlooked is the fact  that this world was created as a great game to challenge  the intelligence   of God.

Perhaps the best way to understand is to put yourself in the place of the One Great Life.

You have just finished taking a great rest from working with your last creation. You awaken, stretch your arms and say to yourself.

What new challenge can I make for myself? I do not want to create a universe exactly as I did last time for I solved all the equations within it. This would be no fun. This time I will create a universe with tougher rules, greater problems and more challenges than I (and my reflections) have ever faced before. This new universe will challenge my mind and spirit to the maximum but I have faith that I shall prevail and attain even more joy than I did with my last overcoming with the universe past.

I will again be limited by time and space in the lower worlds, but in the end time and space will provide the seeds to their own mastery and all power and joy will come in the end, but first will come limitation, pain and tribulation.

Shall I shrink from pain and sorrow just so I can rest again or shall I take the leap into matter so I can have a fascinating experience?

I choose the fascinating experience.

You and I said “Amen” and chose the experience also.

God’s Power in Us

Question: Jesus calmed a storm in the Bible. He had power, yet GOD does not have any more power then we do? Why did (GODS) own refection (Jesus) have this power to stop storms?

JJ: I did not say that God does not have power, but in the worlds of time and space he has limitations. He manifests through his reflections which have the seeds of unlimited power within them. When that power within is discovered and nurtured then the power of God is increased in manifestation.

Jesus recognized his oneness with God and was thus able to bring some of the powers of God down to the earth. But even Jesus was limited. The Bible says he could do no miracles in his own town because they did not believe on him. He could not convince the Pharisees that he was a messenger from God. He could not even convince his apostles who he was until after the resurrection.

My point was that God’s power is manifested through his reflections – us. Every miracle in the Bible takes place through some human being dispensing it.

Let us look at what some consider to be modern miracles.

A man is stranded in a wilderness after a plane crash. Several weeks pass and search parties give up. The man’s father feels within that his son is still alive and does not give up. He goes on one more search alone and after much struggle he finally finds his son and saves his life. The son thanks God.

But, if the father did not use all the powers of God within him the son would have remained lost.

Even so, each of us must use the power of God within us to serve our fellow men. When we do this and afterwards hear one who is helped exclaim “thank God!” We then can rest assured that we are acting as agents of God’s power and more power will be forthcoming.

We never have the case of God coming down from the heavens and finding the lost man and floating him over to safety. Instead, God finds and saves the man through his reflections, you and me.

The very fact that time and space exist tells us that any life, including God, that manifests in them will be limited. This is illustrated in the conundrum of the question: “can God make a rock so heavy he cannot lift it?”

God made the earth, but because of the limitations of time, creation so far here has taken over four billion years.

All power is available to the reflections of God, but that power must be filtered through the limitations of time and space in this physical plane.

Question: Did God’s power grow in Jesus as he overcame his limitations?

JJ: Yes, and as we put God’s power within us to right-use it will grow within us.

Question: Is Christmas the real birthday of Jesus or something else?

JJ: Christmas occurs near the winter solstice or the first day of winter. Legend has it that the saviors of the race are born during this period of deepest night and darkness to lead us into the greatest light.

Since the church authorities did not know the true birth of Christ they thought that December 25th was as good as any, especially since it was already a Roman holiday centuries before the birth of Christ. On this day the Romans celebrated the Mithraic feast of the Sun-god. Also from December 17-23 they held a great festival honoring Saturn, the god of agriculture.

Early Christians were reluctant to celebrate the birth of Christ until the Church at Rome declared it as a day of celebration around 320 A.D.

Few scholars, however seriously believe that Jesus was born in December. For one thing shepherds were not in the fields during the winter.

Joseph Smith stated that he was born April 6th and some think this was also his resurrection day. Most scholars agree that spring was a probable time of his birth.

“I am a part of all I have seen.” Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809 – 1892)

Jan 5, 2005

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Directed Purpose

Directed Purpose

The current chapter under discussion concerning the Reappearance of the Christ is Four. We have covered a couple of things here. It is an interesting chapter, but most of it is fairly easy to understand. There is, however one more point we will cover before we move on.

DK writes:

“The main object of the Hierarchy is so to distribute these constructive, synthesising energies that the theory of unity may slowly be turned into practice, and the word “United” may come to have a true significance and meaning. It is with this type of energy that the Avatar of Synthesis is peculiarly allied. He will convey to humanity, with the aid of the Christ, something for which we have as yet no name. It is neither love nor will, as we understand them. Only a phrase of several words will bring to us something of the meaning. This phrase is “the principle of directed Purpose.” This principle involves three things:

“1. Understanding-intuitive and spiritually instinctual, but intelligently interpreted-of the Plan, as it can be worked out in the immediate future by the Christ and His disciples.

“2. Focussed intention, based upon the above and emphasising an aspect of the will, hitherto undeveloped in man.

“3. Capacity to direct energy (through understanding and intent) towards a recognised and desired end, overcoming all obstacles and destroying all that stands in its way. This is not the destruction of forms by force such as we have seen imposed upon the world, but a destruction brought about by the greatly strengthened life within the form.

“The significance of these divine principles will make little sense to us today; we are dealing with major mysteries. A mystery remains a mystery only when ignorance or unbelief exist. There is no mystery where there is knowledge and faith. All we know at this time is that the Christ will fuse and blend within Himself three principles of divinity; when He appears “the light that always has been will be seen; the love that never ceases will be realised, and the radiance, deep concealed, will break forth into Being.” We shall then have a new world-one which will express the light, the love and the knowledge of God in a crescendo of revelation.” Reappearance of the Christ, Page 94

In his writings he often speaks of a new unfolding of an aspect of God which hitherto has not been understood or even seen by the mind of man. Here he calls this new revelation “the principle of directed Purpose.”

Read over the above quote carefully and any other comments DK made of this and use your intuition and contemplate the meaning behind this principle.

Before I comment on this I thought I would gather quotes from DK where he uses this phrase. He may not have had the great mystery in mind each time he mentioned directed purpose, but his words are worthy of study in preparing the intuition to receive.

DK Quotes

“The first thing that must be done is to train the child in the correct use of the discriminating faculty and in the power of choice and of directed purpose. He must be brought to a truer understanding of the underlying purpose of being, and be led to work with wisdom in the field of creative activity, which means, in the last analysis, in the right use of the “mind stuff” (the chitta of Patanjali). Thus and only thus, can he be released from the control of his lower nature.” Education in the New Age, Page 22

“Finally the attribute of order, and the imposition of an established rhythm through the development of innate faculty to function under directed purpose and ritual. This particular attribute of divinity is now highly developed in one aspect, so that we have today much standardisation of humanity, and the autocratic imposition of a ritualistic rhythm upon public life in a large number of countries. It can be seen to perfection in the life in our public schools-but it is an undesirable perfection. This is partly due to the recognition that the unit or individual is only a part of a greater whole (a recognition which is much needed) and a part of the evolutionary unfoldment of the race.” Education in the New Age, Page 23

“Because the three knowledge petals of the human egoic lotus are now racially unfolded (and when I use the word “racial” I mean the human family and not the Aryan race), it is now possible for the love petals to unfold. The energy flowing from the outer tier of petals has had a triple effect:

“It will make possible, eventually, the vitalising of the mind body by the will or sacrifice petals, and this will give awareness of the Plan, directed purpose, and group synthesis.” Education in the New Age, Page 53

“I cannot impress too strongly upon aspirants in all occult schools that the yoga for this transition period is the yoga of one-pointed intent, of directed purpose, of a constant practice of the Presence of God, and of ordered regular meditation carried forward systematically and steadily over years of effort.” Externalization of the Hierarchy, Page 18

“In the human family another divine aspect is found functioning. which is that of the will, of directed purpose, of planned objective, and of intelligent design or plan. These qualities are inherent in man, and constitute an aspect of the divine mind not found actively present in the animal, as a rule.” Esoteric Psychology, Vol 1, Page 255

“Psychology can count definitely upon the innate ability of the human unit to understand the use of the creative imagination and the use of directed purpose, for it is found frequently even in children. The development of the sense of fantasy and the training of children to make choices (to the end that ordered purpose may emerge in their lives) will be two of the governing ideals of the new education.” Esoteric Psychology, Vol 2, Page 428-429

“This centre (head center) controls the pineal gland and consequently certain areas of the brain. Indirectly also, the vagus nerve is affected. Consciousness and life, sensitivity and directed purpose are the great energies which express themselves through this centre, for consciousness is a form of energy, as well you know, and life is energy itself.” Esoteric Psychology, Vol 2, Page 555

“Aries is, as might be expected, closely connected with the Great Bear but peculiarly so with one of the stars called The Pointers; these point to the Pole star which is at this time a major “star of direction.” Direction, will, purpose and plan are all connected with the solar Logos and with His evolutionary undertakings in connection with the many lives manifesting in the vehicle of expression which we call the solar system. All these respond to the influences of the first ray which is, to all intents and purposes, the energy of divine embodied will, which has been esoterically described as “unavoidable directed purpose.” Within our solar system, Vulcan and Pluto are expressions or custodians of this first ray energy and are, as I have told you, esoteric planets.” Esoteric Astrology, Page 195

“The Taurian influence must now be regarded as being of exceeding potency today, particularly from the angle of the subjective spiritual values; it is Taurus which is the ruler and the guiding influence of that which is occurring everywhere.

“I would like here to call your attention to the fact that this sign is a synthetic sign in the sense that it brings expression of an inner urge of some definite nature upon the physical plane. This it does, because its basic quality demonstrates as desire in the mass of men and as will or directed purpose in the disciple or the initiate. It manifests as stubbornness in the average man (and this is literally wilful adherence to personality aims) or as intelligently expressed will-actuated by the impulse of love-in the advanced man.” Esoteric Astrology, Page 375

“Later on, when the man is living upon the physical plane as the soul, he will himself-with full continuity of consciousness-carry out the processes if abstraction, and will then (with directed purpose) “ascend to the place from whence he came.” This is the reflection in the three worlds of the divine ascension of the perfected Son of God.” Esoteric Healing, Page 410

Several times in his writings DK has indicated that a new aspect of God will be revealed. He has hinted at it a number of times in his books and I have contemplated it for many years.

We will not get the aspect by a black and white interpretation of anything that has been written in the past, even by DK, but it must come through an intuitive perception to prepared disciples. Then, after it is understood and demonstrated by the few, it will be seen (to some extent) by the many.

What I have seen when I have attempted to tune in with my intuition is a different picture than presented by DK, but still in alignment with his writings. Allow me to write a few thoughts.

As you know there are three major aspects which are called by many names. They are the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, or Ray One, Two and Three which is also called Power, Love-Wisdom and Active Intelligence. What is lesser known is that each of these three major aspects are subdivided into three additional sub aspects. Since the new aspect to be revealed is connected with the First Aspect let us look at that.

What are the three sub-aspects of the First Ray? This would be the aspects of Will, Power and Purpose. The new revelation is connected with purpose. DK calls it the “Principle of Directed Purpose” but also tells us there is currently no word that accurately portrays it.

That said, let me tell you what I received when I contemplated the subject. There is a word that perhaps gives understanding of this new aspect as good or better than Purpose and that is Faith. When I say faith, I do not mean faith as interpreted by the zealous believer, but as originally portrayed by the Master in the scriptures.

Those with unworkable faith merely trust in their heart, or their feelings, which is not faith at all. “Faith” comes from the Greek PISTIS and literally means: “a mental conviction one has proven true by argument or reason”. Thus if one has faith he will go to heaven he should be able to justify it by logical argumentation. One will notice that Paul, a big believer in faith, spent much of his time in logical argumentation.

The book of Hebrews gives an expanded definition: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Heb 11:1

We can again find that the Greek will give us a much clearer translation here. “Substance” comes from HUPOSTASIS and in modern translations it is usually rendered “assurance” or “confidence,” but in reality one English word cannot do it justice. It more literally means “That state of mind which supports an idea through a sustained effort.” “Evidence” comes from ELEGECHOS which means “to prove a matter true or false”. The word indicates that faith establishes the true reality. Thus a clearer translation of the preceding verse would be: “Now faith is having that state of mind which sustains that which is hoped for and reveals the truth of those things we do not see.”

Notice how close the true definition of faith is to DK’s explanation of the mystery aspect of purpose.

Faith is “that state of mind which sustains that which is hoped for,” and Directed Purpose is (according to DK) “Focussed intention, … Capacity to direct energy (through understanding and intent) towards a recognized and desired end, overcoming all obstacles and destroying all that stands in its way.”

What does this tell us?

It tells us that even though Christ used and demonstrated faith many times that it was not understood by humanity and the true principle behind it is yet to be revealed.

The seeker would indeed benefit by contemplating the principle behind faith. In other words, why is it that faith can produce the miraculous?

Think of what faith, purpose and focused attention have in common.

“War has become a luxury that only small nations can afford.” Hannah Arendt (1906 – 1975)

Jan 7, 2005

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Attributes of God

Attributes of God

The tragedy in Indonesia has brought an age-old question to the surface again.

If there is a God then why does He/She/It allow such devastation and suffering? Surely it is mean spirited of the Supreme being to idly sit back and let a Tsunami overwhelm and kill thousands of people.

Such a thought is justified indeed if the mainstream view of God were true. And what is that? Basically, God is usually seen as an all powerful being sitting on a throne completely aware of every move and thought made by any being on earth. He could have snapped his fingers and stopped the Tsunami, but for some great hidden reason he did not. We are just supposed to have faith that even disasters are given to us by this all-knowing being for our own good.

Has anyone ever stopped to ask if God is all-powerful in the manner which is attributed to him? Could he really snap his fingers and have stopped the tsunami or even all human suffering?

Why is this all-powerful label given to God in the first place?

The answer to this is simple. God is not called all-powerful because of any reason, revelation, observation or experience of the believer. Instead, he is called all-powerful because of fear.

Fear of what?

The believer sees God as a supreme being with power to consign him to heaven or hell for all eternity in the next world. If he offends or goes contrary to the will of this being then he may go to hell. Because of this fear of hell the believer will attempt to please God by mouthing the most wonderful attributes possible. Is God good, neutral or evil in his actions? If he were to say anything but the highest possible good then he could cross this God and suffer for eternity.

Is God all-powerful? If he says anything but yes then again, he could find himself on the wrong side of this potential tyrant.

The same goes for other positive attributes such as omniscience, omnipresence, infinite, perfection, loving, righteous, just, wise etc. If it comes down to giving God a good or bad attribute the fearful will, without any thought to the contrary, give him the good one. If it comes down to giving God a little or a lot of this attribute the believer will unquestionably give him an infinite supply of it. He will unquestionably give all the power and goodness to God that he can imagine, never questioning whether or not it is true.

Again, he does not question because he fears what an offended God may do to him.

Let us raise above petty fears and be among the few to question the orthodox view of God. If this standard model of the loving all-powerful God were indeed true then the wars, the disasters, the pain and suffering that he idling sits back and let happen do not make sense. Why would a loving God, having all power, just sit back and watch the giant Tsunami destroy thousands of lives?

The non believers have a point when they say that if there were such a God then he must be cruel to just sit back and allow so much suffering.

The truth about God lies midway between the thoughts of the non believers and the believers, but it shouldn’t be such a great mystery for it is clearly revealed in the first chapter of the Bible. The scriptures tell us that God made us in his own image, or reflection.

What does this tell us about the true attributes of God?

It tells us that instead of naming them with our imagination out of fear, and looking upward we need to look inward. The true attributes of God are in us for we are reflections of God.

Did man have all power to stop the Tsunami? We readily admit that we do not.

Then does God have such power? No. not if he mirrors our own attributes.

The truth of the matter is this. God manifests through the life forms in which he has reflected himself, and only has as much power in this world as you and I are able to manifest.

On the positive side, the power of God is growing among his reflections and over a period of time all power will be gained by them, but until that time comes God is limited because we are limited.

God has manifested in this universe and is limited by the new circumstances with which he finds himself surrounded and will be limited until reflected lives like you and me do our part and solve all the problems facing us.

As you grow in power, wisdom and understanding, so does God as far as this reality is concerned.

“ACCIDENT, n. An inevitable occurrence due to the action of immutable natural laws.” Ambrose Bierce (1842 – 1914)

Jan 4, 2005

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DK’s Symbol

DK’s Symbol

(Note: This is a collection of my comments on DK’s symbol)

On the front of all of DK’s books is the symbol attached to this post:

I do not believe there is an explanation of this in all of his writings so let us throw it upon our intuitive class.

I asked the group for their intuitive comments and received some interesting replies.

I have read all the Djwahl Khul books given through Alice A. Bailey several times and do not remember this symbol ever being discussed. After I posed this question, I was curious to see if anyone else had an idea on it and I could find nothing about it on the internet.

Out of curiosity I just sent a letter off to Lucis headquarters asking them if they know the meaning. It will be interesting to see what they say.

One reason it will be interesting is that I do have a meaning to present to you and when I do, the correctness of it will be so obvious that I would guess that 99% in this group will agree with it for it will register with your souls.


As in the case of anything produced by a master, the meanings will be multiform.

Many of you are intrigued by Rick finding of the letters LUX (meaning light) in the symbol. Good creative seeing on your part Rick. However, it is possible that Djwahl Khul did not consciously create these letters as part of the symbol, but that they appear there rather serendipitously, but not accidentally.

The fact is that when any inspired wording or symbol is put into form that within its content will be manifest many synchronistic truths.

For instance, in reducing many Bible verses to numbers we find that these numbers signify truths, like the distance from the earth to the Sun, the circumference of the Earth and many other numbers which represent the construction of the Solar System.

Now Cabalists insist that the Bible writers knew what they were doing by the inclusion of these numbers, that they knew all about the creation of the universe and put it all in code so the knowledge would be preserved.

There are several problems with this. First, even though many of the perimeters of the universe are in the numerology of Genesis, no one was able to decipher it until science first discovered the numbers.

For instance, no Cabalist, ancient or modern, stated that they knew the distance of the earth to the Sun, until science discovered it first. It was after this that the Cabalists discovered the correspondence found in the numerology.

A recent member, found many numerical correspondences in just about everything, yet when he or others have tried to make predictions using them, they do not seem to work. For instance, the Bible code seemed to find all of history in code in the Bible, but cannot use this same code to tell the future, for almost all of their predictions so far have failed.

What is the principle behind all of this?

The fact is that when any person speaks, writes or creates through the soul the meanings found within the numerology, symbolism and inner significance will be beyond that which was intended by the creator.

For instance, if you take a famous statement that touches the soul such as Kennedy’s:

“Ask not what your country can do for you…”

I have never attempted to find hidden meaning in this, but I am sure that if this statement were reduced to numbers or symbols that many mystics, on examining it would be sure that Kennedy had to be a master to reduce so much truth in one simple statement.

The reverse is true. Kennedy had no idea about the hidden meanings in the statement, but when the language of the soul is reduced to writing or symbols then many corresponding truths will also be there.

This is my opinion also concerning Djwahl Khul’s symbol. I believe that he had a simple idea in mind in creating it, yet because he created it through the universal mind that many other truths wound up within it that he may not have consciously considered.

Therefore, Rick found an occult paradox. He found a meaning that was true and a manifestation of the universal mind, yet it may have not been in the conscious mind of Djwahl Khul at its creation.

So what did Djwahl Khul have in mind when he created this symbol?

Hint: X marks the spot.

The Synchronicity may be different than we thought. Lucis Trust wrote me a short letter back stating:

“The symbol of the Lucis Publishing Company is a Triangle with the letters L-U-X, Latin for ‘Light,’ superimposed within it.”

This verifies the accuracy of your perception Rick and it appears that most students accept this explanation and do not look deeper in finding a perhaps more primary meaning.

I wrote back asking several more questions, among them was who actually created the symbol and have not heard back.

Since we do not have a full answer we will proceed with what we have and search for higher meaning.

I believe the symbol was created while Alice A. Bailey was still alive as I seem to recall seeing it on some early editions of the books.

If the symbol came from Alice then it is more than probable that it was given to her by Djwahl Khul. If the symbol came from someone else at in the Lucis organization then it is still possible it was planted in this individual’s mind by the Tibetan.

When you see the interpretation I will present I think you will agree that the symbol was indeed created by a Master and given to Lucis Trust by some means – that its creation was more involved than Alice A. Bailey playing around with a pencil seeing how she could be creative with the letters L U X.

One question I have is whether anyone at Lucis Trust or the Arcane School is aware of other interpretations.

The central line is a very essential part of the core meaning, placed in the center rather than its proper order, and I maintain that even though L U X, or light, is presented as the interpretation, that this is really a blind. Whether Alice A. Bailey knew this, or Lucis Trust presently knows it, is an interesting point of speculation.

Let us proceed with discovering this core interpretation as I see it in the hope that Djwahl Khul will not mind its revelation being posted on the internet.

Take  a look at the hierarchical chart attached

Now, erase the Solar Hierarchies and the circle around the Planetary Hierarchies and replace the circle with a triangle – representing the higher Trinities in all their expressions.

Now compare what you see with the symbol.

What correspondences do you see?

Which member of the hierarchy does the X identify?

I received another comment from Lucis Trust today. I sent my questions off to the three world divisions in New York, London and Geneva to increase my chances of getting an answer. Geneva and New York answered previously. Today London sent the following answer:

“The symbol used on the front of the books was determined by DK. Its meaning is light (as in the Latin) and he was quite clear that the letters LUX should be overlaid inside a triangle.”

As I suspected Djwahl Khul did give instructions on the symbol and it appears that Alice A. Bailey and Lucis Trust thought the main idea behind it was to present the principle of Light through the letters L U X. So it was not serendipity that caused the three letters to be there, but that appearance was at least part of the plan.

But, since the creation of this symbol was guided by a Master then we can bank on the idea that there will be at least three planned meanings to it plus several others of a serendipitous nature.

Rick again was bold enough to take a stab at it. He did not come up with the same interpretation that I did, but that does not mean he was wrong by any means, for let me repeat that this symbol will have at least three planned interpretations plus several serendipitous ones. I am sure that at some point in the scheme of things that Sanat Kumara, the Ancient of Days, would be represented by the point in the X and interpreting in this direction is worthy of more contemplation.

Even so, I wish to deal with an interpretation closer to the heart of humanity and that would center on the Christ along with the hierarchy of Masters.

Let us consider the X. There are several ways that light could be represented – why choose an ancient word with an X in it?

For many years I have noticed this symbol on the Bailey books and was somewhat curious about its meaning, but never put a good deal of thought into it. Then one day it came to me that it was a hierarchical symbol and the X marked the identification of a certain master. Without thinking deeply upon it I assumed that the X indicated the identity of Djwahl Khul himself, that perhaps this was even his signature, or one of his names.

This was in my mind when I presented the symbol to the group. In giving it to you I did so with what I believe the correct principle in my mind, but I had not yet tested out the details for accurate correspondence. But as the time of the answer approached, I had to take some time to do this and in so doing I found a different twist than I expected.

If one of the masters is identified by the X, the first and most natural guess would be DK himself, since he is the author of most of the material in the books. Indeed, this could be one of its meanings since DK represents a central point in communicating the teachings of the Hierarchy.  The second guess would be Koot Hoomi for two reasons. First, he is directly over Djwahl Khul in the hierarchy and DK sees him as his own teacher in many ways. Secondly KH is Alice A. Bailey’s master. He merely gave her out on loan to DK for a few years for the writing mission.

So it would not come as any surprise if he was the one represented by the X since it would be natural for DK and AAB honor one to whom they owe so much.

But alas, on close examination KH did not seem to fit the correspondences.

The next major possibility would be Christ himself. Why, yes, it would only be natural to assume the X may mark the spot of the entity who was crucified on an X-like cross. But try as I may I could not match up the Christ with the X without doing some unnatural shuffling.

So the big question is – who is the Master identified by the X? As I took a closer look, the answer surprised me, but made sense in a mysterious way.

You will note that the crossing lines mark the Master just below the Christ. He is merely identified as “the European Master.”

Now, the interesting thing about this entity is that even though he is high in the hierarchy, even next to Christ in the Love/Wisdom aspect, but he was only mentioned once by Djwahl Khul, and that was in 1922 in the chart of the Hierarchies we have been studying.

So all we know of him through the Alice A. Bailey writings is that he is called the European Master and is directly under the Christ, evidently working very closely with Him. Since 1922 there is no mention made of him.

Because he was called the European Master in 1922 this tells us that in that year he was either working as a master in a European body or the second possibility is that he was incarnated in Europe somewhere as a mortal in the service of mankind.

I am assuming that the latter is the case and this is the reason he is not mentioned or involved with the transmission of messages from the hierarchical center.

Now, if this master was in the flesh in 1922, in Europe, it is quite possible that he was killed in World War II or died naturally by now and is perhaps reborn even again. Because he is called the European Master, even if he is reborn, he will most likely be working among European or descendants thereof.

Djwahl Khul gives an interesting comment on what he means when he speaks of Europe or European.

“The United States must not forget either that she is a section of the entire European continent transplanted across the ocean and that European history, successes, mistakes and sins are here also.” Destiny of the Nations, Page 77

This would indicate that he also includes the United Kingdom in his definition of “European” since so many people in the States are descended from the English. So even though the English do not like to be called European it appears that Djwahl Khul includes both North America and the UK as part of the whole mix of what he calls “European.”

Now the reason this particular master may be earmarked by the sign is that he may play a prominent roll in preparing and aiding in the return of Christ and if he is in incarnation he will probably be earmarked for an overshadowing by the Master of Masters as Jesus was with the Christ.

As I was meditating on this symbol, the work of the Master Jesus came to my mind and a strange realization came to me. Let me quote an interesting prophecy by DK.

“Upon the spiritual side, as I told you in an earlier book, the whole field of religion will be re-inspired and re-orientated from Rome because the Master Jesus will again take hold of the Christian Church in an effort to re-spiritualise it and to re-organise it. From the chair of the Pope of Rome, the Master Jesus will attempt to swing that great branch of the religious beliefs of the world again into a position of spiritual power and away from its present authoritative and temporary political potency.” Destiny of the Nations, Page 59

“The Master Jesus will take a physical vehicle, and with certain of His chelas effect a re-spiritualisation of the Catholic churches, breaking down the barrier separating the Episcopal and Greek churches from the Roman. This may be looked for, should plans progress as hoped, about the year 1980.”  Treatise on Cosmic Fire, Page 759

This prediction was made way back in 1925 and a great attempt was made to bring it to pass very close to the 1980 target date. Can you figure out who the master Jesus was around this time period and what happened to the plan?

I’ll just give you a few more of my thoughts on the symbol.

Even though the orthodox meaning as presented to Alice A. Bailey is simply LUX, for Light, I believe the core of the meaning is intended to be a symbol of the hierarchy As I previously pointed out the X marks the spot of the mysterious European Master. He apparently is the master closest to the heart of the Christ, yet nothing is given out about him. We speculated that not much is given out about him because he is working incarnated among European related peoples. Since DK’s tabulation was given out this European Master has probably died and been reborn again in a Caucasian body.

When I meditate on the symbol I get the sense that this European Master is a focus of attention for the Christ. Christ himself is not ready (because we are not ready) to work directly with humanity, so this particular entity acts as a focus of soul force to prepare the way for the Master. Hence the X goes through him.

Very little accurate information is given out about the Masters in this current time but one day all will be revealed. If you want to know more I would suggest that you meditate on this symbol for 15 minutes a day for a week or more and see what information comes to you.

You’ll remember that it was while meditating on the symbol that it came to me that the Master Jesus had a connection with Pope John Paul I.

When meditating on the symbol see the point where the X crosses as a doorway into the fifth kingdom wherein the Masters can be found. Enter the doorway and discover what you will.

The inner lines of the symbol are strongly representative of the Planetary Hierarchy. The three rising lines represent the three aspects, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, or First, Second and Third Rays.

Correspondingly, the triangle encompassing the lines also represents these same three aspects. The three aspects within and the three without represent the Law of Correspondences. But notice how the Trinity is depicted differently without than within.

This tells us that which is above is similar to that which is below, but with differences. You can’t study an atom and use a black and white correlation to learn all there is about planets, but the correspondences do lead the intuition to higher truth.

The Triangle also represents all the Hierarchies higher than our planetary. Notice how none of the lines within the triangle touch it. This tells us that there is a natural space that exists between the various hierarchies and also the various kingdoms.

A hierarchy at a certain level has freedom to operate within their sphere of decision-making without direct interference from the hierarchy above. Among the Hierarchies of Light there is always a maximum of freedom of movement.

The triangle also represents the basis of life itself in this present creation. As Djwahl Khul says, “All life begins with triangles.”

Within the Triangle the second line is the longest. This line represents Love/Wisdom and is the longest because this is the foundation ray upon which our entire solar system is built. Even though Ray One is closer to the Source, the most powerful and governing ray for present creation is this second one. This is why the scriptures tell us that “God is Love.”

In a future solar system DK tells us the basis of life will be the circle and not the Triangle. At that time God will be Power and the first line would be the longest.

It is interesting that the letters L U X, meaning light are in the center of the triangle signifying life. This tells us that within the principle of life itself is light, that an initiating light has created all life.

“In him was life; and the life was the light of men.” John 1:4

There is no life without light and no light without life.

So, we have within the triangle of life, the initiating light. The strange thing is that if you look at the symbol as a whole it appears to be a burning flame.

If you look at the ingredients of the symbol in their separate parts you see a cross symbolizing the fuel, the rising lines symbolizing the rising flame and the triangle, the area warmed by the heat.

Now consider this. Where is this symbol found?

Answer: It is always found on the cover of the Alice A. Bailey books. Therefore, we must also take the book into consideration in interpreting the symbol.

When I look at the book I see the shape of a door. The triangle represents a keyhole and the pattern within the triangle is that which unlocks the door.

This tells us that hidden within this symbol is a Master Key to the understanding of the writings of Djwahl Khul. If we understand the Key and open the door then what happens?

This thought is worthy of consideration.

A whole book could be written on this symbol, but this will have to suffice for now.

The last question I asked is “what is your symbol?” This drew some interesting response, but few seemed to be aware of what their symbol is.

There are several symbols representing you on several different levels and the higher you go the greater the simplicity of what you are.

You are a symbol in vibration and your sign and vibrational rate are different for you than any other being in the universe.

There are three symbols for the seeker to be concerned with.

(1) The symbol that his soul (or solar angel) sees when he puts his attention in the seeker’s direction. If one has caught the attention of the Masters then they will also use this symbol or a variation of it.

(2) The symbol that represents your lower self and your place upon the path.

(3) Symbols that you create and place within your sphere of attention that will alter and harmonize symbol number (2) with symbol number (1).

What do you want and what is your purpose? Make a symbol around your goal to aid in its manifestation.

Jan 3, 2005

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The Sealed Plates

The Sealed Plates

A reader noted that a self-proclaimed prophet has published a new version of the Sealed Plates of the Book of Mormon and wanted to know what I thought of it.

I always find it interesting to check out the claims of the various messiahs, mighty and strongs, prophets, and now there seems to be a competition to be the one who reveals the sealed plates of the Book of Mormon.

There are at least three others with versions of the Sealed Plates, with more to come I am sure.

This latest claim is by an individual named Christopher Nemelka who was once a janitor at church headquarters as well as a member of a Fundamentalist sect. He has a polygamist past and makes the most fantastic claim of any of these prophets so far, stating that Joseph Smith actually gave him the golden plates and he currently has them in his possession and claims to have shown them to a number of friends, though none have come forward to verify seeing them.

Now on many visionary claims one can dismiss them as possible astral deceptions, but in this case, where he claims to have the physical golden plates in his hands available to the touch, there seems to be only two possible conclusions. Either he has the plates (or some semblance of plates) or he is outright lying.

Let us suppose he has some plates. What does this tell us? Again, there are two alternative conclusions to be drawn. He is either receiving from a divine source connected with the Brotherhood of Light or a deceptive source connected with the Dark Brothers.

How do we know for sure?

The answer, as always, is to look to the soul to verify any principles that are taught. If there are no principles which are taught then the writing becomes highly suspect for the Brotherhood of Light largely communicates in principles.

I have read a few things in the book, but of course, haven’t had the time to read a lot. So far I haven’t found any new principle expounded upon.

Secondly, I haven’t read anything so far which has registered with my soul as light.

Thirdly, I have found some odd teachings that are difficult to swallow such as:

(1) Gay men are attracted to other gay men because they are possessed by female spirits who follow Lucifer who give them a desire for those of their own sex.

(2) God is a polygamist who impregnates his wives with a command from his body to the female body. So much for a continuation of regular sex to which the Mormons are looking forward. He doesn’t explain how one individual and a couple wives created many billions of spirit children or how each one could have time to know his Father.

(3) He seems to present a similar doctrine to the Aryan Nations that Adam was a real human whereas other humanoid animal men existed who were blacks and other non-white races.

(4) Everyone knew before they were born if they were going to the Celestial, Terrestrial or Telestial; kingdoms and will dwell in those kingdoms for all eternity with no chance for advancement.

(5) Our sun provides the source of light to all the other stars.

(6) The earth was created at the edge of the universe, beyond which was only darkness.

(7) The planets all rotate in the same direction (not true)

(8) Mercury is the Celestial kingdom, Venus is the Terrestrial and Earth is the Telestial.

(9) He apparently has a year in mind for the return of Christ, but I couldn’t find it.

(10) The United States is the most evil nation in the world. He calls it “the seat of Satan.” Sounds a lot like a Taliban left over. (11) The rich nations, especially the U.S., are responsible for the tsunami catastrophe in Indonesia.

(12) Almost all technology is evil, the use of oil is evil, space exploration is evil, business is evil, cosmetic surgery is evil, and the use of the earth’s resources is evil. It appears that he wants us to live in a much more primitive state than the Amish. He claims God will destroy all our universities and institutions of higher learning.

These are a few items I have discovered through reading just a few pages. Heaven only knows what I would come across if I read the whole thing.

If good is moving forward in evolution and evil is to move backwards it sounds like this guy is on the side of moving backwards.

“The good man is the friend of all living things.” Mahatma Gandhi (1869 – 1948)

Jan 2, 2005

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ACIM Conversations, Part 23

ACIM Conversations, Part 23
Steps to Awakening

Student: I’ve come across students who seem to think there are no steps to awakening. They seem to think there is just one leap and that is it. They quote these passages:

“What difference does the content of a dream make in reality? One either sleeps or wakens. There is nothing in between.” W-pI.140.2

“You cannot dream some dreams and wake from some, for you are either sleeping or awake.” T-29.IV.1

Teacher: And I suppose that those who use this quote think they are on the awake side.

Student: That seems to be the case.

Teacher: You might point out that the Course tells us that “It is impossible to see two worlds which have no overlap of any kind. Seek for the one; the other disappears. But one remains.” W-pI.130.5

Tell me my friend, which world are you seeing right now, the dream of earth or the formless and eternal heaven?

Student: I’d have to admit that I am seeing this world.

Teacher: And do your friends see the words you type, their electronic devices, their homes or do they see their heavenly abode?

Student: I know they see the words I type, for they answer me in kind.

Teacher: Then they are obviously seeing this world and if they are seeing this world, they cannot see the eternal world for the Course tells us we can see only one of them at the exclusion of the other.

Student: That is powerful reasoning, but I’m sure they will come up with some argument that they are seeing the true reality.

Teacher: Now let us examine those verses you quoted. They say that we are either asleep or awake which makes sense when we compare it to our sleep in this world. You cannot be asleep and awake at the same time. On the other hand, assuming there is no alarm clock do you wake up suddenly or is there a process?

Student: I usually wake up gradually over a period of ten minutes or so. Then, other times I drift in and out of sleep. But you’re right. I am either asleep or awake though the line may be a little blurred for a few seconds.

Teacher: Would you rather be awakened gently over a period of time or suddenly?

Student: I prefer a gentle awakening.

Teacher: God agrees with you and tells us the plan is to gently awaken us:

“How can you wake children in a more kindly way than by a gentle Voice that will not frighten them, but will merely remind them that the night is over and the light has come? You do not inform them that the nightmares that frightened them so badly are not real, because children believe in magic. You merely reassure them that they are safe now. Then you train them to recognize the difference between sleeping and waking, so they will understand they need not be afraid of dreams. And so when bad dreams come, they will themselves call on the light to dispel them.” T-6.V.2

Student: It says we will be trained “to recognize the difference between sleeping and waking.”

Teacher: Indeed, for it says of this problem that “The dreamer of a dream is not awake, but does not know he sleeps.” T-28.II.6 And how long do you think this training to tell the difference between being asleep and awake will last?

Student: Well, I’m kind of dense sometimes so I wouldn’t be surprised if God has been working on me for several lifetimes.

Teacher: Do you suppose there are other steps?

Student: I would guess that the answer is yes and you are going to tell me one.

Teacher: Good answer; let us give one mentioned by the Course:

“So fearful is the dream, so seeming real, he could not waken to reality without the sweat of terror and a scream of mortal fear, unless a gentler dream preceded his awaking, and allowed his calmer mind to welcome, not to fear, the Voice that calls with love to waken him.” T-27.VII.13

What is another step mentioned in this quote?

Student: Dreams of terror will be replaced by more gentle dreams.

Teacher: Yes. Since fear is the big obstacle to waking up we are given more gentle dreams, or lifetimes so fear, is reduced.

Student: I’m not sure if my current lifetime is a gentle dream or not as I have certainly had my share of problems.

Teacher: And you are certainly not alone my friend. Overcoming fear is definitely one of the steps toward awakening and this is done in two stages as stated here:

“The escape from darkness involves two stages: First, the recognition that darkness cannot hide. This step usually entails fear. Second, the recognition that there is nothing you want to hide even if you could. This step brings escape from fear.” T-1.IV.1

 There are many steps that are taken that lead to awakening. Read this one:

Student: “The first step toward freedom involves a sorting out of the false from the true.” T-2.VIII.4

Teacher: This is obviously important for if you cannot sort out the false from the true you may wind up thinking you are awake when you are really asleep.

Student: It’s kind of funny when you think of it. If a guy thinks he is awake when he is really asleep then he will not take any steps to awaken.

Teacher: That’s why we need training to recognize whether we are asleep or awake.

Actually, the Course mentions many other steps to waking up such as learning to forgive, letting go of grievances, letting go of ego judgments, realizing our true nature and numerous others, but there is one major step we all must take. Do you recall what that is?

Student: That must be seeing the real world.

Teacher: Indeed, here are two references on that for you to read:

Student: “The awakening of His Son begins with his investment in the real world, and by this he will learn to re-invest in himself.” T-12.VI.4

“The real world is the symbol that the dream of sin and guilt is over, and God’s Son no longer sleeps.” W-pII.8.4

Teacher: The Course describes the seeing of the real world as an awakening, but it also says there is one more step after this. You might call it the step that transcends awakening.

“When you perceive yourself without deceit, you will accept the real world in place of the false one you have made. And then your Father will lean down to you and take the last step for you, by raising you unto Himself.” T-11.VIII.15.

Student: Then we will be back home with God fully awake

Teacher: Can you see now that the Course clearly teaches that there are numerous steps to the waking up process and entering the eternal world?

Student: Yes, and I can see that it is easy to get the wrong idea from the passage that says we are either asleep or awake. It’s not a matter of just snapping our fingers and being awake in heaven but there is a process that involves numerous steps that must be taken.

Teacher: And now that we realize that we are not fully awake what do we need to do?

Student: Find our next step and take it. I kinda feel bad for those students who think they are awake when they are still asleep, for they will not be looking for their next step, for they think they do not need it.

Teacher: That inertia happens in all spiritual belief systems. Let me end this discussion by emphasizing this important point mentioned earlier. An essential beginning step is “to recognize the difference between sleeping and waking.” T-6.V.2 If a student is asleep and thinks he is awake he could be trapped in illusion indefinitely.

Student: And that is a trap we want to avoid. Thank you for these conversations. They have been helpful.

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The Love Potion, Chapter 15

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Love Potion

By  Ted Dewey

Chapter 15

It was nine o’clock in the morning. Cliff Harris, was sitting at his desk in the trailer. A big loose-leaf book was in front of him. In this one was a record of all the cars that were bought and sold as well as the make, model and serial number of everything on hand.

There was four of them out there in the lot that he hadn’t got around to changing yet. Cars that, he had sold, pocketed the profit, then replaced with another which he bought wholesale.

Yes, Cliff was doing alright, and he had quite a bundle put away. Those Bishop playboy twins were just too trusting.

Not counting those four cars which he had taken the profit for himself, the lot had about broken even this last month. Joe had called and said they might be over in a few days, He had better get these books straightened out.

A familiar car pulled up in front and stopped; it was Bill and Joe. There were two women with them. He had never seen them before. The four people got out and looked around. The two women got into the front seat and closed the door. Bill and Joe came to the door

Cliff opened it and greeted them with a big smile. “Come in boys, it is sure good to see you. Wasn’t expecting you so early in the morning. In fact, I didn’t even know you were back.”

“Well, how goes the business?” Bill asked.

Cliff glanced down at the loose-leaf folder in front of him. “I was just catching up on the bookkeeping. For a change, I think we are going, to show a profit.”

“How much of a profit?” Joe asked.

Cliff shook his head and waved his hands around. “Well, you know, maybe not big, but a profit. Times have been tough, you know.”

Bill and Joe had made up their mind. And there was nothing that this man could say, would change them. “How much?” Bill asked.

“I was just catching up on the books Got a little behind.You know how it is. You know.” Cliff had a way of using the expression, you know, whenever anyone tried to pin him down for an answer.

Joe spoke up. “We are closing the place, Cliff and going out of the automobile? business entirely.”

Cliff’s face was pale, “When?”

“As of right now.” Bill walked over to the door and waved at the women in the car. “Come on In! We brought along a C.P.A. and her assistant. They will go through the books and take a complete Inventory.” Joe’s voice had a positive ring.

The two women stepped through the doorway. Bill motioned them to a chair. “Sit down please, we will get started in a minute or so.”

Cliff looked the women over. There was some doubt in his mind. Neither of them looked like any C.P.A. he had ever seen. Maybe the Bishops were bluffing or just plain firing him.

“And which one of you is the C.P.A?” he asked.

Genie drew a white card from her purse. On it was her picture, name and business address. She handed one to Harris. “Here’s my card. Would you like to see my license?”

Cliff stared at the card for a moment, and his heart sank inside him. He was trapped Like a spider caught in his own web!

He cursed himself. Why hadn’t he changed those1 titles before! He had waited until the last minute, and now he was trapped! The first thing they would check, would be the cars and the serial numbers! When they found the cars that didn’t match the ones in the books, they would dig deeper. Probably go back over a period of several months or even years!

Cliff began to sweat. He had gotten careless, and now he could end up in San Quinton! He must do something and do it fast! He had quite a sum of money stashed away. “And what are you going to do with all the cars?” he asked.

Bill answered. “Sell them, of course. We’ll get rid if every one, and take no trade-ins. Either that or go to the auction.”

Cliff’s nimble mind was working fast. The thoughts of spending years behind the bars, terrified him. He must find a way out! At least he would try!

He forced a smile. “Maybe I could buy you out. My uncle John kicked the bucket while you were gone.” he lied. “He remembered me in his will.”

Joe frowned. “I didn’t know you had an uncle John.”

“He lived over in Phoenix and was my mother’s brother.”

“How much money did he leave you?” Bill asked.

“Quite a bundle. I haven’t got It all yet, but I think I can raise enough if the price is right. What do you want for the works? Everything!” The Bishop brothers exchanged glances. “We haven’t arrived at a price.” Bill answered. “We will have to talk it over.”

Cliff was on his feet. “I’ll step outside for a few minutes and let you talk. If the price is right, maybe we can do business.” He stepped out, closing the door behind him.

Joe and Bill exchanged glances. This was unbelievable! Cliff was always telling how hard up he was. Did he really have an uncle John?

“Well what do you think, brother dear?” Bill asked.

“I think there is something funny going on, but as far as I am concerned, I’ll be glad when it’s all over.”

“Me too. If we could get wholesale price for all the cars on the lot, we would be lucky, don’t you think?”

“Indeed I do.” Joe answered. “I want to keep my trailer. He can find something else for an office. Also my Cad, which is parked In the back row.”

“I think we should insist on all cash, don’t you?”

“By all means. Shall I tell him to come in?”

“Yes. And you do all the talking, Joe, and don’t back down one bit. I got a feeling about that guy.”

Joe opened the door and looked around. Cliff was polishing one of the cars in the front row. He motioned for him to come in.

Cliff stepped into the trailer and looked around. Joe was sitting in the chair behind the desk, just like he owned the place. Harris felt his temper rise! His ears turned a deep red. He felt, like he was going to explode! He closed his eyes for a second. “Better take it easy,” he told himself. The thoughts off that Greystone Hotel, with steel bars over the windows once more rose in front of him. He was shaking like a leaf as he slowly sat down in the chair opposite Joe Bishop. He felt like a convicted criminal about to be sentenced. He opened his mouth and the words just seemed to slip out. “Well, what is the verdict?”

Joe felt like he was sitting in the drivers? seat, and he intended to keep it that way. He answered. “As you know, Cliff, we got rid of all the bummers at the action sale. All of those out there are nice clean cars. Bill and I have talked it over and decided to let you have them for low book. Wholesale. This, as you know, is the going price to dealers.”

“You expect me to pay that price and take them all?”

“Yes Cliff, and that is a bargain. Gas has been going down every week. People are discovering that a good big used car is a better investment than one of those high-priced little Japanese coffins! And they can buy a lot of gas for the difference in the price.”

Bill looked over at his brother and grinned. He was quite a car salesman at that! “We checked the book prices for the past few months and the prices are going up.”

Cliff was sweating. He was on the wrong side of the desk! He felt helpless. There was only one way out. After all, he could make a pile of money on the deal. “How much do you want down?”

“All cash!”

Cliff sighed. “I got to keep doing something, and the car business is all I know. And if I didn’t take you up on the deal, I would have to find a lot and start all over.”

“We will turn our lease over to you. The rent on this one is quite reasonable.” Joe’s voice sounded mighty final.

Cliff got to his feet and walked over to a small safe, that was setting in the far corner of the room. He twisted the handle and swung the door open. He drew out a large leather wallet and walked over to the desk. He opened it and took out a thick stack of bills and handed them to Joe.

“Here Is ten grand, count it. I will pay you this now, and the rest before the day is over.” Joe nodded as he counted the money. Lying on the desk was a piece of white poster board. Cliff picked it up stared at it for a moment, then handed It to Joe.

“Here.” he said. “Is a list off every car on the lot with the make, model and serial number. I just checked them out this morning. So, if you will take my word that the list is; correct, we can save a lot of time.” He reached in his pocket and pulled out a small blue book and handed it to Genie. “This book will give you the wholesale price off everything on the lot. With this and that cardboard that I just handed Joe, it shouldn’t take you long.”

Joe handed the poster board to Genie. “Sounds like a deal.”

Cliff glared at Joe. “Now, if you will, get your ass out of my chair, I will call my banker. You will have your money, in about an hour.”


The Loved Potion, Chapters 13 & 14

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Love Potion

By Ted Dewey

Chapter 13

The board with the name, SAM’S PLACE printed on it, had fallen off the pecan tree. Laura had picked it up and took it in the house. Using fresh paint, she had worked over the letters, making them bright and shiny. Although the old man had willed her most everything, she insisted that the board be put back. As far as she was concerned, it would always be SAM’S PLACE.

Bill and! Joe had just finished hanging it back in place and retreated to their favorite spot, the back porch. “Well how is your love life coming along?” Joe asked.

“Great. Just great. And you?”

“Couldn’t be better. Genie sold the tavern, yesterday.”

“Oh yeah? Did she get a good price out of it?”

“I guess; she got what she was asking for it.”

“What does she intend to do now?”

“Going into business for herself, I guess. She is a C.P.A. and has a California license to practice.”

“Oh yeah? I wish we had taken up something like that instead of that damn car business. Either that or not doing anything would have been better. We just kept right on being a couple of playboys. We were good at that!”

“You can say that again. We shouldn’t have let that smooth talking Harris get us involved.”

Bill nodded. “The way he made it sound, we couldn’t lose. Form a cooperation, we supply all the money and let him run the show. Thanks to him we had to keep putting money back in the business, which was supposed to grow, and we would have to pay very little income tax.”

“It sure sounded good, alright. And I guess we weren’t doing too bad, until we got stuck with all those big gas guzzling cars?”

“I suppose we should blame the Japanese. Everyone seems to be buying their cars. Detroit sure wasn’t on the ball!”

“You can say that again.”

“But it is not only cars, brother dear. Everything else, is going to hell. Looks like we are headed for a big depression.”

“Right you are. And I think we had better take our beating and sell out over there. Then we can take what’s left and give this venture, a whirl! What do you think?”

“I agree with you entirely. We own everything; including all the stock, so there won’t be anyone to vote against us. We will get rid of all the cars, divide the money and will bring this nightmare to an end.”

“Let’s get the four of us together and make plans. How does that sound? “

“Great.” Bill grinned. “To make sure everything is on the level, we will take along a C.P.A. We will be Genie’s first customer!”

Laura had gone to town to pay the beauty parlor a visit. She wanted to look her best. She wanted Joe to be proud of her, when they arrived in EL Monte tomorrow.

Bill had explained to his brother, how he had ground up the bulbs in the blender. This had sounded like a good idea to Joe. They had better take along some just in case. They took down the blender from the shelf and got busy. In a short time, a two-pound coffee can was full to the brim.

Each man took a small amount in a spoon and tasted, “Got just a little bit of a cinnamon taste,” Joe smacked his lips.

Bill nodded. “It would go good in pumpkin pie.”

“It is sure potent stuff. Maybe we should dilute it a bit and mix something else with it.”

“Like what?”

“Well, powdered sugar, for instance. .” He eyed the row of labeled cans on the lower cupboard shelf. He took down the one that POWRERED SUGAR was printed on the side, then removed the lid The container was full

Joe grinned. “Well what do you think?”

“Let’s just mix a couple of spoons off the stuff, then taste.”

“A good idea.” Joe put a spoon full of each in a glass and stirred. When they were well mixed, each took a sample. “Just the same, only a little bit sweeter. Dump them together. That way we will have twice as much. A can each.”

“I wonder how a tea spoon full would go in a glass of ice cold lemonade.”

“We had better find out. We want all the answers before we start this business.”

The lemonade was delicious. Joe found another empty coffee can and filled it with powdered sugar. A cup full of each was put into the blender. In a few minutes both coffee cans were full of the mixture.

“Is Genie going along?” Joe asked.

Bill nodded. “She will be ready and rearing to go. She says that we should have the books examined by a C.P.A., which is her, in case something crooked has been going on.”

Joe nodded. “Agreed! Also, we must keep a record off the loss we have taken. When we get in the chips again, we can deduct this; from our income tax.”

“Right you are.” Bill took, a sip from the glass. “Boy, this is? good “And brother dear, I think we have a winner here.”

“Me too. And I wonder what in the world is in there. It would sure solve a lot of marriage problems if all people in love would take a spoon full of this in their coffee every morning.”

“It sure would. And do you know something? 1 I’ll bet there is something like this that some animals and birds feed on!”

“Like the wild goose? He never looks at another.”

“Right. And the coyote and the wolf. They mate for life! Even if the mate is killed! They go right on living alone.”

Joe nodded his head. “And there are plenty more. This life is sure a puzzle, isn’t it?”

“Sure is. But if we can figure out a way to put this stuff on the market, and at the same time stay out of jail, we will have it made! Right?”



Chapter 14

It was almost sundown, when Bill pulled the car into the driveway of the trailer court. Minutes later he stopped in front of a Holiday Rambler, With the name Bishop, on the mail box. He shut off the motor and turned to his passengers.

“We’re here we are safe and sound, and It looks like everything is still here.”

The four of them got out and walked over to the door. Bill took out a key and unlocked it, then swung it open wide. Everyone stepped inside.

“Make yourself at home.” he told the two girls. Joe and I will bring in the luggage.”

Back before the Bishop brothers’ money had started slipping away from them, each had owned a fancy house over in Long Beach. Also two twenty seven foot Holiday Rambler trailers, and a Cadillac to pull them around.

When life had become unbearable living with those two women they split and made settlements. The women got most of the cash on hand as well as the houses. The men received the automobile business and the trailers.

Then the market too a dive on the cars. To keep from going entirely broke they had closed everything but the lot here in EL Monte. They sold most of the cars at auction at give-away prices. They moved out of their swanky apartment, pulled Bill’s trailer over here and moved in. Another one just like it that belonged to Joe, was moved to the used car lot. It was now being used as their office.

They carried the luggage inside. The two girls had given the place a good looking over. They were all smiles.

Genie put her arms? around Bill’s neck and drew herself close, “Oh darling this is wonderful. I never dreamed a small trailer could be so nice. It has everything!”

“Glad you like It. Joe has the twin sister to it. It is up on the car lot.”

Laura’s eyes were shining “Oh Joe! you said; both of you had trailers, but I never dreamed they would be so nice. Just one question. There are twin beds in the bedroom, but the four of us can’t all sleep in there! Where…”

Joe grinned. “We will have our private room, darling.” he pointed to the couch, “That pulls out and makes a wonderful bed.”

Laura blushed. “I don’t know why, but it seems like I can’t keep my mind off going to bed. Can’t wait for night to come.” Her cheeks grew deeper in color. “And I’m not a bit sleepy.”

Genie giggled. “I know what you mean. These Bishop twins are really something, aren’t they?” “I don’t know about yours, but mine sure is. He is as sweet as honey, and as horney as a Texas toad!”

Bill and Joe exchanged glances. They grinned and nodded. Time was wasting!

Genie was nodding her head. “Mine too! And as he grows older, I hope the horns get bigger and bolder.”

“And; he gets sweeter and sweeter.”

The Bishop brothers had gone into action. All the windows were covered with heavy drapes. Quickly they pulled them; shut and Joe pulled out the couch. It was now a full-length bed.

The kitchen light was burning, Bill switched it off. Both men groped around in the darkness. The girls were on their feet, going around like sleep-walkers, their hands out in front of them.

“Where are you darling?” a voice come from out of the darkness. “Come to me!”

Suddenly each man had a girl in his arms. Their lips met. The only sound was that of heavy breathing.

The voice of Genie broke the silence. “Is this you Bill?”

“Yes, darling!”

Laura’s voice came from out of nowhere. “Is this you, Joe? You guys sound just alike in the dark!”

“It’s me alright.”

“O.K. if you say so. Let them have the couch, let’s head for the bedroom!”

The Love Potion, Chapters 11 & 12

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Love Potion

By Ted Dewey

Chapter 11

It was ten thirty the following morning, when Bill pulled into the driveway. He shut off the motor and got out.

Joe and Laura were sitting at the table on the back porch. This was a favorite spot, these chilly mornings. The sun’s rays found their way under the high celling of the roof.

Bill walked up the steps and greeted the pair. There was a big grin on his face. “Good morning, folks.”

“Grab a chair and sit down!” Joe growled

“And where the hell have you been!”

“None of your business, of course.” He sat down and leaned back in the chair. He closed his eyes; the smile grew larger.

Joe turned to Laura. “Look at that grin on his face. He looks like the cat that swallowed the canary.”

Laura laughed. “And look at the lipstick on his face.”

Bill opened one eye and looked down his nose. “I don’t see any.”

Laura got to her feet. “I will go make some coffee and leave you two guy’s alone. Maybe you have something you would like to talk over.” She opened the door and went into the house.

For a minute or so, both men set there. Each waiting for the other. It was Joe that broke the silence. “Brother dear, I think we do have something to talk about. In fact, quite a bit.”

Bill nodded. “Yes, I think it is about time. You go ahead and report. I will follow up later.”

Joe cleared his throat. “Laura and I are in love, and one of these days we will tie the knot. We want your blessing.”

“You will get it.”

“Now what I really wanted to talk about was Pop’s LOVE POTION. Laura and I got to talking about it the other day and we decided with us already being in love, there would be no harm in running a test. This would remove all doubts in case we decided to merchandise the product.”

A knowing grin was on Bill’s face, “I thought so.”

“So after several days and a lot of happy nights, we came to the conclusion…”

“You need to say no more, brother dear. I also, have Indulged. Genie and I tried it out.”

“Pop sure didn’t lie.”

“He sure as hell didn’t. And he seemed to think that there was a fortune to be made.”

Joe nodded, “Last night after you left, Laura and I found the book Pop had wrote. He kept a record of everything, and now I believe every word of it. We’ve got to do something, Bill. If we can figure out a way to merchandise the stuff, I think we should give it a whirl!”

“Me too. But what the hell are we going to use for money?” He pulled out his check-book and thumbed through the pages. “I got a couple of thousand left, and that’s all!”

Joe nodded. “And I got about the same. Sure not much to show for the fortune we inherited.”

“We still got that one car lot over in EL Monte. Maybe we could salvage something there.”

“Maybe. There was about sixty cars on it when we left there. They should be worth something!”

“We sure goofed when we went into the automobile business – not knowing a damn thing about it. We should have our heads examined.”

“I know it. And those two women we married, got away with all the cash.” The two men stared at each other for a moment; then both of them burst out laughing.

Joe wiped his eyes with the back of his hand. “I have been thinking,” he said. “about that car lot in EL Monte. There is barely enough capitol in our corporation’s bank account, to keep the thing going. At least that is what Cliff says. I called him last night.”

“I think we should close it up and save what we can!”

“Sounds like a good idea. Maybe we should take a run over there, in a couple of days. Maybe we can salvage something!”


Chapter 12

The day passed quickly. Bill was humming a merry tune.

Maybe he and Joe were about broke, but where could you find two happier guys? Each of them had a good woman, and love was grand. This LOVE POTION sure works wonders, he decided. It really does something to a person to make them understanding the meaning of the word.

Pop had said that it could change the whole world, and he was right. Good old dad! Thank God they had listened to his story! They were both broke and bitter when they had arrived but now the world looked bright! Everything was rosy.

The world needed a product like this, he thought. Find the one you love, take a little of this every day, and you will be the happiest person in the world!

There should be a fortune in raising and marketing the bulb, he thought. They must figure out a way to go about it. There were so many different laws governing the sale of a product of this kind so they had better be careful. They had better get a lawyer.

Bill glanced at his watch. Six-thirty. Genie got off work at seven. He would be there to pick her up. He got into the pickup and headed for town.

It was three days, s.1nce he had ground up the bulbs and blended it with the orange juice. Three wonderful days, and what wonderful nights!

He had been honest. He had told her about the LOVE POTION. She had laughed and cried. “Whatever it is that makes me love you so much, don’t change it! I am so happy!”

The girl wanted to sell the tavern, then go in business for herself. The town was now full of winter visitors and business was good so it seemed to be the proper time to sell for a good price. She was running an ad in the local newspaper, but so far, no results.

Bill parked the pickup and went inside. Genie was behind the bar, checking out the cash register, turning it over to the hired girl, for the rest of the day. She turned and smiled at Bill “Be with you in a minute, darling.”

Bill found a vacant stool and sat down. The place was quite crowded and business was usually good this time of the evening. Genie finished checking out and walked around the end of the bar, the money sack in her hand. “Ready?” she asked.

Bill took her by the arm and they stepped outside. He slipped his arms around her waist and drew? her close. He kissed the soft lips. “How about taking you out to dinner, tonight?”

Genie looked! up at him. “Sounds great! And tonight, I am buying!”

“Oh no, you are not!” Bill opened the pickup door and helped her inside. He walked around to the driver’s side and slipped under the wheel. Genie moved over close, “Oh yes I am, darling! Oh bill, I have good news. I sold the place!”

Bill was surprised. “Sold out? And you got the money?”

Genie’s eyes were shining. “Sold out and got part off the money down. Will get the rest, when he takes over tomorrow!”

Bill grinned. “In that case, I guess it will be alright. Where shall we go?”

“There is a good Mexican cafe up the street a few blocks. They also stir up mighty fine Margaritas.”

Bill switched on the motor. “Sounds like a winner!”

Isolated Unity

Isolated Unity

We have certain special days such as birthdays, New Years and Christmas where we celebrate and have as much fun as possible.

Unfortunately, for a large portion of the globe there is not much to celebrate for there is always some catastrophe being reported in the news that can be depressing with which to identify.

This causes many to feel somewhat guilty about feeling a little joy and showing it in celebration during times devoted to good cheer, but consider this. If one is looking for a reason to be mournful then there are many reasons right in front of us.

Every year there are over 200,000 people worldwide killed in car crashes. Many times this number are seriously injured, thousands suffering a fate worse than death with crippling injuries.

Perhaps just as disturbing is the fact that only one in six worldwide have access to a car to even have a chance at having an accident.

If you really want to be disturbed consider that around 60 million people, many of them young children, die each year from starvation. Which death would you prefer, a quick death from a Tsunami or the slow painful death of starvation?

Which should cause the most concern, 120,000 deaths from a quick downing as happened in the Tsunami in Indonesia or 500 times that number who meet a slow agonizing death of starvation?

The sad thing is there is little we can do to prevent deaths from a natural disaster, but to prevent death from starvation is within our control.

At any given moment there are millions of individuals on the earth experiencing intense suffering verging on death.

Does this mean that if one is sensitive that he will spend every living moment in a mournful state with no room for joy and celebration?

How should a spiritual person handle the pain and suffering that is always in the world? Should he feel guilty about eking out a little happiness for himself?

The answer lies in why we are here to begin with. The reason the life of God reflected itself and came into mortal existence was to the end of having joy through the experience of overcoming. To receive this priceless joy, one must first understand and experience pain and suffering and, once it is understood, it is then overcome and joy comes to him who thus overcomes. Here are some interesting scriptures concerning the rewards of overcoming:

“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

“To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.” Rev 2:7

“He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death” Rev 2:11

“Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.” Rev 3:12

“To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.” Rev 3:21

“He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.” Rev 21:7

And what is that which we need to overcome?

All things that stand in the way of eternal joy and happiness.

Now the interesting thing is that one would think that individual pain and suffering is the biggest obstacle, but for many who are of a sensitive empathetic nature this may not be true. For many, the suffering of others bothers them more than the suffering of themselves. The problem for these people is that they can often see the way to end their own suffering but are powerless to end the suffering of others.

Suppose you have a friend who is suffering a disease that could be corrected with a change in diet or habits. You make suggestions but he does not listen and continues to suffer through his own ignorance. You are powerless to make him change and he continues to suffer. Should you suffer along with him?

Now let us look at suffering from the vantage point of a Master. To him all suffering (as human understanding goes) does not have to be endured and can be transcended with a little knowledge and spiritual ability and attention. They are willing to help us make that transcendence, but few humans are willing to give heed. Should therefore, the Master be obligated to suffer along with us because of our own limitations?

The answer is no. Not only should the Master not suffer because of us but none of us should suffer because of the suffering of others.

Does this mean that the solution to such empathetic suffering is to be hard-hearted and ignore the suffering of others as if it did not exist?

No. Of course not.

The solution is given in the phrase “isolated unity.” Of this DK writes:

“We come again here to those contradictory and beautiful words: Isolated Unity. When one is isolated from form attachments and when one is freed for identification with the life aspect, then one can know the true meaning of unity, then one is released from pain and one is free to release others also.” Discipleship In the New Age Vol 2, Page 650

Few have truly mastered this principle of isolated unity, but even so it is of worth for all of us to contemplate as a seed thought. The reason for its importance is that we cannot obtain the freedom to experience joy and happiness unfettered by emotional disturbance without it.

As individual entities we are isolated from attachment to other people’s problems, but as beings unified through the Oneness Principle, we understand the need and respond to it in a realistic way.

There is a big difference in the effectiveness of he who is weighed down with empathy and attachments to other people’s problems and the disciple who has attained isolated unity.

The empath is often so weighted down with grief that he is unable to offer any help other than symbolic support. The disciple, on the other hand, is isolated from the pain of others, yet understands the pain because he has been there in the past and this person truly sees effective ways to help and does help as the opportunity presents itself.

So, what does he who sees the true path of service do to assist those who are in pain and suffering?

First, what he does not do is assume a judgmental attitude of superiority and think something like the following to those who suffer:

“He brought it upon himself.”

“If he wasn’t so lazy and would just get a job.”

“He must deserve this because of his karma (or something else) so I’ll leave him to his fate.”

“It’s God’s will.”

“If he just did what I told him he wouldn’t have had the accident.”

The second thing the disciple does not do is attempt to bite off more than he can chew and help everyone. He realizes his limitations and works within them and thus accomplishes much more than the one who scatters his energies.

On the other hand, what the disciple does do is:

(1) Intelligently help those who are in his immediate sphere of influence. If everyone just did this one thing to help then most of the life forms in the entire universe would have assistance.

(2) Assist the various benevolent organizations that assist the downtrodden on a larger scale. This will help fill the gap created by the many individuals who ignore the legitimate needs of those within their sphere.

(3) Realize that the greatest help one can give is to help others to help themselves. When a window is open for this type of assistance one should take it, for this help is much more long lasting than a temporary gift.

You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink. Even so, the greatest assistance is to lead the willing to water. When the thirst is great enough, they will drink on their own initiative.

“Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.” Thomas H. Huxley (1825 – 1895)

Jan 1, 2005

Copyright by J J Dewey

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