Menial Work

Menial Work

I received several comments and questions on my post on service.

Question: What about people with multiple talents? How best can they serve when opportunities to use all these talents are not always available?

JJ It is indeed a source of frustration for seekers and potential teachers that they feel they have much to share, and instead of sharing they have to work at menial jobs to eke out a living. Then they come home too tired to read or think.

I have indeed been there. I have done hard physical labor where I have worked 14 hours a day and came home without the energy to do anything spiritual. I have been in that place where I wondered if my whole life would just be consumed with struggling to pay bills with no time or energy left over for the spiritual pursuit that I have always loved.

They key principle to remember is expressed in the words of Jesus.

“He who endures to the end will be saved.”

This statement has much deeper implications than expressed in orthodox religions and might be better translated as

“He who endures to the consummation of a goal will be delivered.”

Delivered from what?

Whatever the goal frees you from, and for many that is menial work and drudgery.

If you want to be free from undesirable work and want to use your talents then make a decision and work to the consummation of that decision. If you do not give up you will be delivered and move on to greater work with greater power to serve.

The business I work at now (mainly making signs) is much more pleasant than a lot of the hard labor I have done in the past, but it is still hard work and I have to put in many hours to pay the bills. I decided I can’t wait until I am free from my regular job to do the spiritual work and pressed myself to do with less sleep and make better use of my time in order to serve in other ways.

There is always a way to make use of your talents. Sometimes it takes a sacrifice to do it.

Reader Comment: I think where I take exception with your description is the terms like “lowly” and “menial”. Even in a luxury hotel, if the toilets are backed up, the plumber is suddenly the most important man on the scene.

JJ: Plumbing is not a menial job but a skilled one. Menial means “unskilled.” A true menial job would be sweeping the floor and this never becomes a matter of life and death. If the janitor does not show up the manager could do this job if it must be done.

Comment: Christ would not see any task as lowly or menial,

JJ: What makes you think so? Are you saying that Christ is in so much illusion that he cannot recognize a menial or unskilled job when he sees one? If a job requires little skill, then to call it other than menial would be a falsehood.

Comment: …and if he needed to step in and help dry the dishes, he would do so joyfully and gladly.

JJ: Any true servant will step in and do that which is necessary, but not necessarily with joyfulness though he   would make the best of it. Jesus stepped in and did the unskilled job of cleaning out the temple because no one else would and he wasn’t happy about doing it. What makes you think he would clean dishes with a smile on his face if he has to do a job that someone else should have done? I’ve never met a person in my life that would do such a thing and be happy doing it, and I doubt if you or Chris would. It’s fine theory to say that Jesus would be happy taking care of someone else’s slothfulness but in real life it doesn’t play out that way, even if Jesus were doing it.

Comment: And especially so, if it gave him an opportunity to reach somebody on their own level.

JJ: I’ve done lots of menial jobs in my life and they didn’t give me much opportunity to reach or teach anyone though I made the best of the situation. Though reaching out to others in a job is always possible menial work is not the best place to do it. There is much greater opportunity for those in a position of authority.

Comment: ALL service is glorious, but calling a task lowly or menial seems to put a lesser value on some types of service, and a greater value on other types of service…

JJ: Let me point out again that menial means “unskilled.” Are you saying we should fraudulently call an unskilled job skilled just to make someone feel good? I’ve had people do that with me before when I was doing menial work and I found it irritating and condescending.

Now I’m not talking from the viewpoint of someone who hasn’t done his share of menial and lowly work. Just to name one – I worked for about six years picking fruit and other orchard work, often with Hispanic folk. This was menial, unskilled lowly work that anyone could do and it doesn’t hurt my feelings to have anyone call it what it is. I did not need some politically correct person to come along, pat me on that back and tell me how special I was for picking fruit.

It was hard work; I did not enjoy it then and would not enjoy it now. I did it because I needed the money and that was the only reason. I have never done menial work to put a smile on my face, but did it to either survive financially or because it just needed to get done. I’ve known hundreds of fruit pickers in my life and all of them think the same way as I do about it. They are all thrilled when the work day is done and they can quit. None of them think their work is glorious, but they do it because of the necessity.

To say that all service has the same value is to disconnect from reality. Is the value of the sun giving life to the solar system of the same value as a single bee pollinating a flower? If both the bee and the sun were to disappear would there be an equal effect? I think not. We can live without a single bee, but not without the sun.

Comment: But, Christ also DESCENDED BELOW ALL THINGS, that he might overcome all things. How menial is that?

JJ: That is not unskilled or menial at all. He was the only one who could do it at the time.

Comment: And, when he asked his trusted apostles to watch with him, they were willing, but unable to help. So he did the lowliest, most rotten, most distasteful job ALONE. There was nobody else who even understood or appreciated what he did. No gold watches, no accoladed, no attaboys.

JJ: You’re making my point. This was a very skilled service of which only Christ was capable. Aren’t you glad he did this skilled work instead of washing dishes??? By the way, he wasn’t happy doing this job either, but it needed done.

Comment: One who takes joy in service would take joy in being given opportunities to provide greater service. That would be his “reward” that which would give him greater happiness.

JJ: Taking joy in your service isn’t what provides greater opportunity, but being a “good and faithful servant” and getting the job done does. If one is willing to do what needs done, even though the work is not fun, then sooner or later he can move into the fun work.

Personally, I do more fun work all the time, but the happiness comes not from a single job, but from the progression from one area of service to a greater one. If one sees all service as the same then he can see no progression and will not be happy with his life. Maybe this is one reason I am happy with my myself. I can see the differences in the values of various types of service as I move from one to another.

Hell to me would be to be stuck in one kingdom, even if it called the celestial, and being stuck in one menial job or rut for eternity.

Money is good for bribing yourself through the inconveniences of life. Gottfried Reinhardt

May 13, 2005

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Principles of Service

Principles of Service

A teacher from another group with a Mormon background read an article I wrote called Eternal Progression and posted some disagreements with me.

One odd teaching he presented was a strange interpretation of this teaching: “And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.” Matt 20:27-28

He states that a good way to understand the next world is to compare the heavenly world to a luxury motel. You would think that those enjoying themselves getting a tan, swimming, visiting the spa and consuming luxury food and drink would be the ones who were closest to God here and thus getting a reward in the hereafter. But he says no. The highest in the kingdom of God are the motel staff. These are they who are laboriously preparing and serving food and drink, clean the toilets, change the beds, vacuum the carpets etc.

So, could this be what we are in for if we are true followers of Christ? Will we be doing menial jobs serving those who are too lazy to take care of their own needs for eternity?

Does he have a point? After all, Jesus did say “whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant.”

Is this what he meant? If not, then what was the true meaning?

First, let us look at a couple other scriptures that may shed some further light “But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.” Matt 23:11-12

Here the scripture affirms that the great among us will serve us, but the humble servant will be exalted. Exaltation doesn’t quite fit the image of being a cleaning lady in a motel for eternity.

Here’s another:

“But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest. And he (Jesus) sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, THE SAME SHALL BE last of all, and SERVANT OF ALL.” Mark 9:34-35

This can be interpreted two ways, but either one is correct.

The first is that if one has a desire to be first, or a great one, then he should act as if he   were the last and be a servant.

The problem with this interpretation is that it is the strong ego that wants to be first, above his fellow men and women.

It is true, however, according to the teachings of Jesus, that assuming the role of a servant is the key to the highest attainment.

The second interpretation is that one who is strong in the ego and desires to be first is headed the wrong direction and will wind up last, no higher than a lowly servant.

The otherworldly reward for those who feed the ego and desire to be first is that they “shall be last of all, and servant of all.”

In this context the consignment to being a servant is reserved for those who are not spiritual or close to Christ. This interpretation may seem to be in opposition to the previous teachings on service until one understands the principles of service.

Finally, here is the reward to be given to those who are good stewards and servants here on earth:

“His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.” Matt 25:23

Being a member of a motel staff is not exactly comparable to being a “ruler over many things.” Managing a motel chain could fit the bill but not being a member of the lowly staff.

So, what is the true meaning we are to take from the idea that the greatest among us is to be the greatest servant? If the greatest is not to serve by scrubbing floors, then what kind of service is the scripture talking about?

To understand the Law of Service we must understand the Law of Economy, concerning which we talked of earlier. To be an effective servant one must serve to the fullest extent of his abilities and talent. Let me give several examples.

If one is a tailor, it would not be economical for him to serve others by making shoes. If acting is all one knows it would not be efficient for the person to serve through engineering. A comedian can best serve by making others laugh rather than preaching about the passion of the Christ.

We thereby arrive at the First Principle of Service which is: The true servant makes the fullest possible use of his talents and ability. To not do so is a “sin” or a “missing of the mark.”

To make full use of one’s abilities leads to joy. It is frustrating to serve ineffectively, but fulfilling to give the best one has to offer.

The Second Principle of Service revolves around power and is worded thus:

The true servant serves in proportion to the power he has to serve. He allows those with lesser power to serve according to their abilities and seeks to labor where the vacuum appears.

The greatest example of this was Christ himself who had unlimited power to serve. He let Mary, Martha and others be the motel staff and clean house, cook meals etc. because this was within their power and willingness to do. He saw the vacuum in the need for teachings and healing, a job he had power to do that others did not. Therefore, he filled the vacuum with service when he had power to serve where no one else was doing the job.

Would Christ have been happy serving as a cook for his whole life when people were crying out for love and light? No. Not when cooking was way below his threshold of power to serve. One must serve according to his power to serve to obtain joy and that power must be eternally increasing to avoid stagnation.

A publishing house employs writers, editors, managers, printers, binders and maintenance people for their building.

The maintenance guy is happy keeping the building in shape. He doesn’t have clue about writing, publishing or printing, so he is content where he is and performs an essential service.

The printer could do maintenance work, but he learned the skill of printing and enjoys it much more. He also feels he is accomplishing more with this skill than he could by doing maintenance.

One of the writers has done both maintenance and printing in his past but has developed skill as a writer and feels that because of the wide influence of his writings that he serves with much more power than he did as a printer or maintenance. He is thrilled to serve by writing and it would be hell for him to give this up and go back to printing or maintenance.

The manager, on the other hand, used to be a writer and feels that he can influence and promote many writers and serve more than any one writer could. He is happy with his power to serve and does not desire to do any other job for the company.

These two principles of service illustrate well the reward for the faithful which Jesus expressed as “Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.”

When one is made a “ruler over many things,” as was the manager, who was over many writers, his power to serve is increased.

This understanding brings us to the Third Principle of Service:

As the power to serve is increased and acted upon, joy and fulfillment are increased. Consciousness is also expanded as the servant contemplates the results of his works and those whom he has assisted.

“And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations.” Rev 2:26

He who increases his power to serve will be given more power to serve even “power over the nations” for the few who make the best of the power God gives them.

Does this teaching mean that if one has great power to serve that he will never do some of the more basic and menial jobs in life?

He who thinks this did not absorb the second principle of service. Let me repeat:

“The true servant serves in proportion to the power he has to serve. He allows those with lesser power to serve according to their abilities and seeks to labor where the vacuum appears.”

If the vacuum is something difficult, that only he can do, then he will labor at this. But if the vacuum is in the area of cooking or cleaning floors he will also do this. He serves the highest he knows where the vacuum appears and the need is apparent.

By contrast, the false servant wants a job where he will have money, power and glory whether there is a need for him or not. The need does not matter, only the feeding of the ego does.

Menial jobs are beneath the false servant. He expects others to always perform these for him and feels he is above such tasks.

It is indeed true that the greatest among us is the greatest servant, but one is a great servant because he has developed power and ability to serve and assist many more people than the slothful servant.

“For behold, it is not meet that I should command in all things; for he that is compelled in all things, the same is a slothful and not a wise servant; wherefore he receiveth no reward.” D&C 58:26

“He that is slothful shall not be counted worthy to stand, and he that learns not his duty and shows himself not approved shall not be counted worthy to stand.” D&C 107:100

Arrogance is a kingdom without a crown. American Proverb

May 12, 2005

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The Seventh Seal

The Seventh Seal
Silence in Heaven

“And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour. And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.

“And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand. And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.” Rev 8:1-5

Let us look at first at verse one: “And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.”

“Silence in heaven.” This is indeed an intriguing phrase. In fact, the view of heaven for the average person is that it is a peaceful quiet blissful place. On the contrary, so far heaven in Revelation has been portrayed as quite noisy. We have beasts, angels and saints singing, talking and praising God. Then we have seen lots of fire, blood, trumpets, thunder lightenings, earthquakes and all kinds activity.

All this symbolizes the great struggle and labor performed by the disciple as he works thorough the six days or periods toward the creation of the Christ consciousness. Now that consciousness is achieved he deserves a rest. Like God he works six days and has a rest on the seventh.

And “there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.”

His consciousness has worked its way up the six chakras and finally penetrated into the seventh and final one. Each achievement of the opening of a seal in the past was met by a burst of activity, some novel event or something that turned his world upside down.

But this time he is met with the greatest surprise of all – nothing – stillness, quiet, a peace that passes all understanding.

He is perplexed by this great peace and quiet, as if all eternity is standing still and waiting on him. As he basks in the silence, he finds himself merging with the still but powerful Spirit of God and ceases all activity, quiets all thoughts and joins with the one Great Life and inwardly affirms “I and my Father are One.” In great silence he contemplates this the oneness of all life and then he makes a discovery. As if his whole being were a great eye he sees the will of God and understands it as he never did before. This great understanding breaks the silence. Instead of a day of rest he only gets a half hour because no one can see such a great revelation and continue in the silence. He knows now he must become an agent of the will, power and purpose of God while there is still time. He can rest later.

Verse two:

“And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.”

The will of God reverberates through all seven chakras and all seven layers of consciousness. That the seven basic parts of the disciple that make him what he is now align with the will of God and are each given a trumpet. In other words, each part of himself is awakened (a trumpet awakes) to the fact that it can be an agent in fulfilling the higher will and is now ready to do that will.

Verse 3

“And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.”

The disciple is overwhelmed with a vision of the will, as Jesus was in the garden of Gethsemane. “How am I to fulfill such an overwhelming work and sacrifice?” he asks. Then an angel comes and “strengthens him.” The angel is another Christed one and reminds the disciple to be aware of the prayers of the saints – that they are depending on the will of God being manifest and it can only be manifest among humanity through the free will of the highest of humanity.

All the pleadings and prayers of past ages are now like a burning incense that the pilgrim senses blending with the divine will that must be accomplished.

Verses 4 and 5:

“And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand. And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.”

The disciple feels that the prayers of the saints and the will of God are now one and he must fulfill his destiny. He must seize the day, or seize the will of God and bring it down to earth. He will become transformed and resurrected into a new life.

DK quotes from an ancient record that beautifully words this:

“When communion is established, words are forthwith used, and mantric law assumes its rightful place, provided that the One communicates the words and the three remain in silence.

“When response is recognized as emanating from the three, the One, in silence, listens. The roles are changed. A three-fold word issues from out the triple form. A turning round is caused. The eyes no longer look upon the world of form; they turn within, focus the light, and see, revealed, an inner world of being. With this the Manas stills itself, for eyes and mind are one.

“The heart no longer beats in tune with low desire, nor wastes its love upon the things that group and hide the Real. It beats with rhythm new; it pours its love upon the Real, and Maya fades away. Kama and heart are close allied; love and desire form one whole, one seen at night, the other in the light of day….

“When fire and love and mind submit themselves, sounding the three-fold word, there comes response.

“The One enunciates a word which drowns the triple sound. God speaks. A quivering and a shaking in the form responds. The new stands forth, a man remade; the form rebuilt; the house prepared. The fires unite, and great the light that shines: the three merge with the One and through the blaze a four-fold fire is seen.” Treatise on White Magic, Pages 75-76

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The proof that man is the noblest of all creatures is that no other creature has ever denied it. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742 – 1799)

May 10, 2005

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Deception

Deception

Here is the essence of a question I received: Would it be accurate to say that some of the scriptures approve lying or deception?

Jesus, the prophets and many sincere spiritual teachers have warned us about eternal punishment, hell, fire and brimstone yet you and others say that any punishment or torment that we endure will have an end – that such language was used to frighten people into changing their lives.

Joseph Smith wrote that the punishment was called eternal and endless because God is eternal and endless, but is not endless at all.

It does not seem right that God would let us think that suffering could be endless when in reality it is only called endless because God is endless.

JJ: The words of some of the scriptures do cause some deception, but are not lies.

Notice the words of Jesus. He said that Satan was “a liar from the beginning.” The word “liar” was used by the Master rather than “deceive” or “deceiver.”

He used this specific word for a reason. The word “liar” pinpoints the difference between the accepted methods of the Brotherhood of Light and Dark Brotherhood. Both sides allow and expect that a certain amount of deception will follow their words and teachings.

How is it you say that God could allow deception to accompany the words of His servants?

The answer is that it is impossible to avoid for both God and man as long as the power of mortal words is used. The fact that there are hundreds of different interpretations of the words of Jesus himself illustrates this truth.

Let me explain. Suppose you ask me what my favorite color is and I answer that it is blue.

I did not lie and you take me for my word. Then, for a present, you buy me a light blue paint for which to paint my house.

To this I respond: “It is true that blue is my favorite color, and I like almost all of its varieties of shading, but this particular shade of blue I do not like.”

Now the person asked a simple question and was given a simple truthful answer, but because “the whole truth” was impractical to give at the time, the person was deceived through no fault of my own.

We see this problem occurring all the time, not only with true words related by average people, but even the very words of Jesus indirectly cause deception beyond belief to the extent that there are hundreds of religions with hundreds of different deceptive interpretations of what he meant.

So, if the words of both light and dark bring deception to the people then what is the difference between the two – as far as teaching is concerned?

Answer; There is a big difference and that is in the intent. Remember that Zion is the gathering of the “pure in heart?”

Like gathers like and when a teacher of light speaks or writes he gives out words with the pure intent of shedding more light and of bringing the student to a higher understanding of that which truly is. Every word he speaks is literally true and has not a lie within them, even though it is recognized that many students will not have the understanding to avoid being deceived on their part.

On the other hand, a teacher representing the dark side will have deception incorporated into his intent. Instead of having a goal of bringing the student to higher understanding he seeks to darken their understanding on crucial items through the use of outright lies if necessary.

Since the scriptures use “eternal,” “endless,” “forever and ever” in relation to torment and damnation the question here is not whether the teacher deceived, but did the author(s) of the scriptures lie or deceive? That is assuming that there is a beginning and end to any torment.

We have to look at several factors that come into play with even the greatest of us, such as Jesus.

First, are the imperfections of communicating with spoken or written language. Two people can hear the same words and come away with two different interpretations.

Secondly, even the prophets were human and could have spoken from an incomplete understanding.

Thirdly, the meaning that seems apparent today could have been different to the people of ancient times.

For instance, when Jesus is said to have used “eternal damnation” (Mark 3:29) we find the a more accurate translation from the Greek somewhat different. Instead of speaking of something that would last forever, he was saying there would be no redemption until a turning point at the end of an eon of time. And the suffering many would endure could very well be their own making and nothing to do with some action taken by God.

Because of wrong translation and the fact that the Bible seems to present the idea of eternal damnation it is possible this influenced the teachings of many sincere people in this age.

Indeed, a case can be made that many of the scriptures approach a gray area between right and wrong as far as deception goes, even though a case could be made they are literally true, but misunderstood.

The same is true of the doctrine of reincarnation. The scriptures often make it sound like there is only one life when there are many. The purpose of this again is to get us motivated to and make some progress.

Was Adam to die in the day when he partook of the fruit? Not in a day as we know it but in a day of the Lord, perhaps, or it could have meant he passed into a mortal state in that day.

I believe that this tactic of dual meanings was used by the teachers of light with more primitive people in times past, but now we are capable of greater understanding the correct move is to present all truth with as much clarity as possible.

Many are self-deceived by teachings from both light and dark. The one key we can ascertain for sure is that the teacher of light will not actually lie whereas the dark bother will.

If a teacher claims he had a visit from a master, and did not, then this would be an outright lie and a definite tactic used by the dark side.

If a teacher puts forth his words and does not say for sure where they originated the students could draw wrong conclusions, but the teacher may be telling the truth in every word he relates.

If the teacher receives from an over active imagination and believes he receives words from on high, or a master, then he is self-deceived and deceives others. His deception is caused by lying to himself.

If a person represents the Lords of Darkness, then sooner or later outright lies will be revealed – and the motive will be to darken and deceive in order to empower his ego.

In conclusion we can say that we live in a world of imperfect human beings who use an imperfect language in which to communicate. The problem will persist until the student achieves soul contact and accurately registers the inner voice. After this he or she will be able to discern the error from the truth or the one who lies compared to the one who is sincerely trying to communicate the highest truth available. When student and teacher both touch the Spirit they will see eye to eye despite the imperfections of the language.

A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject. Sir Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965)

May 7, 2005

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Astrology and Thoughtforms

Astrology and Thoughtforms

Question: Since Ophiuchus was removed from the Zodiac, does this mean that its influence is ignored?

JJ: The current system works well when dealing with the personality because of thousands of years of thought energy which has been poured into it. It is true that we pick up energy from the various signs of the zodiac, but these energies receive an adjustment when poured through the general thought form of humanity when they reach the earth. The energy of the constellation of Ophiuchus, which is strong from November 30 to December 17, is filtered through humanity’s thoughtform of Sagittarius.

Even though we could technically recreate a zodiac with 13 signs, such is not likely in the near future because of the significance of the number twelve – signifying completion.

By the way DK says that in ancient times astrologers used only 10 signs.

Question: What is the best system for the houses and why would one be better than others?

JJ: I use the Placidus, not because it is the most technically accurate, but because it is the most widely used and has the most energy of thought associated with it. If I had to switch, I would probably use the Koch system

Question: How is it that thoughtforms are related to astrology?

JJ: The ancient principle is this. Energy follows thought. If everyone thought of themselves as Sagittarius personalities then they would draw that energy to themselves in proportion to the power of their thought.

Group thought is much more powerful than individual thought and the current zodiac has much of its power because of the number of individuals pouring thought into it.

Thought forms themselves are a science known to the Hierarchy. When the power of thought is factored in with other energies a high degree of accuracy can be available.

The power of though forms continues eternally. The earth and the universe itself are powerful concretized thoughtforms.

Question: If astrology uses the illusion of thoughtforms then it seems that it would need to be revised to use the right energies. Can you point us in the right direction?

JJ: The current system works pretty good for those centered in the personality. DK gave many hints about soul astrology in his book Esoteric Astrology. Exact details are not yet given out but will be some day.

Question: What is Manasses if not a tribe?

JJ: Manasses is the son of Joseph and a member of the tribe of Joseph. John made him a substitute for Dan giving Joseph the prophesied “double portion.”

Question: How are the tribes or the signs related to the Monad?

JJ: The monad is on one of the three primary rays for the duration of life on earth. There are five billion on ray one and 35 billion on ray two. Then there are 20 billion who are leftovers from the previous solar system who are on ray three.

It is the personality and the ego which are associated with the characteristics of the tribes and the signs of the zodiac.

Question: Can the ego deceive a person who receives true spiritual contact?

JJ: A person with a true spiritual witness is not deceived about the source, though his interpretation can become distorted later on when the experience is not clear in the memory. He will know he has touched something that is divine. One who is not familiar with the difference between a high astral feeling and pure soul contact can be easily deceived because he does not have the right tools to use as a comparison.

For instance, there are prophesies of a coming Messiah, a one Mighty and Strong, one like Elijah etc. Those who are centered in the astral/emotional feelings will often get a “witness from their ego” that they are the chosen one. They think their witness is true because they do not know what a true witness is. Then there are some who have achieved a degree of soul contact in the past and have backslidden and forgotten what it felt like. These too can be deceived by astral feelings and can pick up astral thought forms. But when one receives true contact in the present there is a sure sense of knowing.

Jesus was called the “firstborn of many brethren.” It is to be expected that many will achieve what he achieved. That was one of his main purposes. To show what man (and woman) can do.

Question: I’ve read that the Hierarchy over this planet are imperfect and energies transmitted are tainted. Would you comment on this?

JJ: From a higher point of view all beings whether, God, angels or men are imperfect. In other words, all lives have their next step to achieve and have not perfected that next step. This does not mean that they carry and pass on tainted energy.

You wouldn’t call; the Mona Lisa tainted just because Leonardo had to make a number of corrections on the path to a masterpiece.

The Ancient of Days does indeed influence the whole planet and effect every life, but his energy lifts us up rather than bringing us down as would be the case with tainted energy.

It was a calculated decision to stimulate the mental development of humans on earth beyond that of other systems. If the gamble succeeds in the end the move will be seen as a major success. If we blow ourselves up then a loss of time will be the result.

DK says that without this extra stimulation we would all be living like the aborigines. Some would think that is desirable, but most would not.

Question: You teach some things that I have not seen from any other teacher like the Molecular Order. Are you saying that God or the hierarchy could not reveal this same principle to somebody else somewhere in the world who was tuned in and listening?

JJ: All knowledge of all principles is available through the soul to anyone sensitive enough to tune into them. On the other hand, the hierarchy does not repeat itself in its own revelations to humankind unless it is necessary for some important reason. The Brotherhood will therefore concentrate on different missions for different teachers. In fact each individual has a part to play in life that only applies to him or her.

For instance, Jesus taught a new way of looking at the principle of love. In other words, he revealed the true meaning of spiritual love in the place of the old understanding of personality love.

There were not two or more people on the earth with this same message in the same time period. Even though there were other wise teachers they had a different purpose and message. Some of them even spoke of love, but did not demonstrate the new understanding as did Jesus. Jesus was the focus of creating this point of light. He then duplicated himself and other points of light with the same message were created.

Question: Will groups liked up to the Christ be in conflict with each other?

JJ: True spiritual groups and molecules will not fight each other or one or both of them would not be molecular. Soul contact that brings union through inner vision is what is necessary to maintain the spiritual flow to create or maintain union. Two groups seeing the same thing will therefore not fight. Only those who drop away from the soul will cease seeing as one.

The Dark Brotherhood does not come up with divine ideas or principles on their own. All they can do is that that which has been revealed and alter it for their own use. Therefore, it will only be a matter of time before any newly revealed principle is taken by them and altered for their own use on the physical plane. Any dark or astral molecule controlled by the Dark Brotherhood will be opposed to molecules of light and will fight against them either openly or subtly.

Comment: You seemed concerned about your writings being plagiarized. And you would think the Hierarchy would implement new plans  though as many groups as possible.

JJ: The word “concern” is yours not mine. Of the many teachings I have introduced some will be plagiarized, some will be altered and presented with a new slant, and others will quote and give credit to the source. This is a natural happening that I accept. It does little good to be concerned about it. The wise thing is to merely look to the future and anticipate problems to come that one has to deal with to fulfill his own little job.

As far as teachings of light go there are always many groups throughout the earth working on the same side, but adapting similar teachings to the need of the various groups.

However, when a specific task is to be accomplished the Hierarchy will unite behind one effort beginning at one time and place.

For example, there were not two individuals or groups through which the Masters worked to create a molecule of twelve units through Jesus. The whole effort was centered around one point of origin that connected heaven and earth and spread from there.

God did not work through two people like Moses, but picked an originating point for his work and moved outward from there.

Bill Gates appreciates anyone who understands his operating system and is willing to promote it, but it would shatter his kingdom if someone stole it and marketed it outside of his company.

Many new agers do not like the idea of hierarchy, but order created through hierarchy is absolutely necessary for the enduring success of any project.

DK says “All is hierarchy.” Why is this true? Because there can be no stable creation in the universe without the existence of a hierarchy, even within the tiny cells, atoms and molecules.

Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter. Francis Bacon, Essays (1625)

May 4, 2005

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The Great Multitude

The Great Multitude

“After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.

“And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.” Rev 7:9-12

Now we have covered the famous number of 144,000 we see another number even more impressive. In fact, the number is so great that “no man could number” it. That’s a pretty good-sized number.

Now it would make more sense if John had said that no one could number the sinners because they are so numerous, but he did not. Instead, these are those who came out of great tribulation and are made clean through the blood of the Lamb. You’d think we’d be lucky to find 144,000 of these types of saints let alone a number so big that they cannot be numbered.

So, who are these people as it relates to the unveiling of the Christ within?

Here is an answer you have not heard before, at least not in connection with this scripture.

After the disciple masters the sixth seal, and the center between the eyebrows is active, a doorway is open to the 1000 energies of the crown center. Then we have an interplay of energies between the lower the higher creating as many as 144,000 variations of spiritual sound or 144,000 notes in the great symphony which is you.

When the disciple learns to recognize the sounds of the higher self, an amazing thing happens. The door to the Oneness Principle opens to him as never before and he becomes in touch with a spiritual internet composed of a great number of others who have opened the sixth seal achieved the Christ consciousness in times past. The number is so great because these include not only perfected beings on the current earth system, but from the ancient past as well as other planets.

The scriptures hint at this contact:

“But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect.” Heb 12:22-23

Now, Jesus was called the firstborn, yet here we read about an assembly of firstborns, or Christed ones. The reason is that the Oneness Principle brings us in touch with all great lives within a great spiritual ring-pass-not.

Before the disciple achieves this great communion, he goes through what is commonly called the “dark night of the soul,” and experiences extreme loneliness to the extent he is likely to believe he is going through difficult experiences had by none one else besides himself. But if he perseveres in season and out of season with an eye single to the glory of God, he will eventually open the sixth seal and commune with great spiritual lives in a way that he never before dreamed possible.

In earthly communication we communicate on a one-to-one basis, but through the Oneness Principle the disciple can open a door and sense the presence of an innumerable number of great lives that went on before him. When this communion occurs, he will not be lonely again.

These “firstborns,” or Christed ones, have white robes symbolizing their purity and palms in their hands symbolizing their joy in spiritual achievement.

All these great lives fall down on their faces and give praise and glory to God. One cannot achieve what they have by glorifying the ego or lower self, but must recognize intelligence higher than the separate self and give due praise and recognition to the throne of God.

Spiritual Food and Drink

Next verses to consider:

“And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?

“And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest.

“And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.” Rev 7:13-17

Verse 13: “And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?”

When the disciple’s consciousness moves away from the isolation of the dark night of the soul into the great communion with master souls who have overcome he is amazed and in a state of wonder and deep within himself a voice seems to ask:

“Who are these souls with whom I am in communion and whence came they?”

Verse 14: “And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of (the) great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”

Note: Scholars say the word “the” belongs before “great tribulation.” Most newer translations have added this correction. This changes the meaning away from the idea of coming through tribulation in general to a specific tribulation. The question is, what is that specific tribulation?

The orthodox interpretation is that it will be the tribulation at the end of the world. Actually, the correct physical interpretation refers to tribulation at the end of one age and the beginning of the new as there is always a point of tension during the transition from one age to the next.

Correspondingly as we examine the spiritual interpretation, we find there is a similar interpretation as the disciple passes from his old consciousness into the new.

After the disciple hears the question from within, his outer consciousness replies to the inner: “I sense that you can tell me who they are.”

After sending this message through his soul he silently listens and hears this response:

These are they who also passed through the great period of turmoil, the dark night of the soul, just as you did. They have washed their robes, or made the outer personality clean and useful in the service of the great Lord. This was accomplished through yielding the outer garment, or self, to the will of God and submerging that self in the life (blood) of the spirit, or Christ consciousness (Lamb). This has made your outer personality (robes) clean and white as the driven snow. Now you can shift your consciousness away from the concern for purity of the outer garment and away from guilt to communion through the soul.

Verse 15: “Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.”

Because the disciple’s consciousness is shifted from the outer to the inner he is no longer plagued by guilt by reason of the imperfections of the outer. His intent is pure so his outer garment is also pure despite the fact that others may see differently because they are centered in the personality.

The overcoming of guilt allows him to bask before the divine presence within him continually, or to be “before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple.”

What is his temple?

The scriptures give the answer:

“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.” I Cor 3:16-17

Many have studied this scripture and concluded the temple spoken of is our physical bodies, but that is only a part of the answer. The complete temple is constructed of all the ingredients of our lower self which is:

(1) Our physical/etheric bodies.

(2) Our astral/emotional selves.

(3) Our minds

Within this temple of God, in which those who come out of the dark night dwell, we see they will serve their God and fellowmen ceaselessly (day and night).

“and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.”

“When the disciple communes with the saints, or the church of the firstborn, he will feel the presence of God dwelling with them all as if they composed one great life.

Verse 16: “They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.”

During the dark night they hungered for spiritual knowledge and barely received enough to keep them going on the path. They thirsted for spiritual life and only received a trickle to keep their spirits from giving up. The outward light and heat of strong personalities, preachers and teachers (the sun) was overbearing and made them feel they would burn (the heat) for their sins.

Now the disciple joins those who have overcome and washed the outer garment of the personality in the spirit within. He now receives knowledge and spiritual life in abundance and no longer leans on the beast of outward authority nor is he burned by its threats. He unites with the spiritual sun within and basks in the flame but feels joy instead of the discomfort of heat.

Verse 17: “For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.”

By following the inner Christ rather than the outer he is continually fed with the hidden manna and is lead to “living fountains of waters.”

Instead of going from false teacher to false teacher and receiving only a trickle of food to keep him going he is now lead by the inner spirit and this leads him away from the false to the good the beautiful and the true. The living fountains of truth have always been available, but before he knew not where to find them. Now he does.

Now he can recognize true teachers with pure hearts and soul contact.

Now he can recognize the best books containing true eternal words and inspiration.

Now he can see organizations for what they truly are and can sort the ones that render real service from those that glorify illusion.

“Now he knows who are his true friends for he can see into their hearts.

Now his outer self is infused with his own soul and unlimited vistas of spiritual progress lie before him.

“God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.”

Even though the disciple is in the world and subject to the same problems as anyone else he is so thrilled at the inner world he has discovered that all outer happenings which used to bring him sorrow now pale into insignificance to the extent that all tears are wiped away from his eyes.

A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five. Groucho Marx (1890 – 1977)

May 3, 2005

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The Tribes and Astrology

The Tribes and Astrology

Question: When Christ returns with his 12 apostles, won’t the number 13 return to it’s former status and meaning? The twelve apostles guided by the real Christ? The counterfeit guarantees the real, right?

JJ: The Christ is the molecular link between heaven and earth that brings down the spiritual energy.

If Christ were to come in a physical body of his own he could be the thirteenth member in the center if he so chose. He could also choose to set an example of humility by being one of the twelve and using the invisible Christ energy as the center point.

If an overshadowing precedes his coming or becomes the focus of his coming then the invisible Christ will be the thirteenth. Precautions will be taken to avoid using the thirteenth as a strong authoritarian figure that eventually could destroy the new age as it did the early Christian Church with the rise of the popes.

Comment: If we are going to take the astrology and the observable facts seriously we must count for the fact that there are 13 moon cycles and time is a living entity driven by purpose in space.

DK says that astrology as it is practiced today is a flawed science. Why he does leave out the 13th sign is a mystery to me except for the principle of time and cycles and ongoing progression and the revealing of a right thing at the right time.

JJ: The twelve signs of the zodiac and the thirteen cycles of the moon are two entirely different cycles and not related to each other. There is no 13th sign of the zodiac in present astrological measurements.

Question: You say that Dan was replaced by Manasses. Does it mean that Manasses is an alias for Dan? That the tribe of Dan simply got a different name? If so then there are twelve tribes in total instead of thirteen.

JJ: There has never been thirteen tribes. Manasses is not an alias for Dan, but a substitute

Comment: According to traditional sources I am a Sagittarius but according to this I am not.

“Now, will an Ophiuchus please stand up!

Astronomical Constellations of the Zodiac

Constellation Dates

Capricornus     January 19 to February 15

Aquarius   February 16 to March 11

Pisces  March  12 to April 18

Aries   April    19 to May  13

Taurus May     14 to June  19

Gemini June     20 to July  20

Cancer July     21 to August   9

Leo      August 10 to September 15

Virgo   September 16 to October 30

Libra   October 31 to November 22

Scorpius    November 23 to November 29

Ophiuchus November 30 to December 17

Sagittarius December 18 to January 18”

These findings are based on astronomy, the heavens have moved since the original/traditional order was established.

So if the constellations have moved then there are different influences or “rays” of energy in effect now than were thousands of years ago, according of course to the different times of the year.

JJ: DK tells us that the current measurement of the constellations are not accurate, but this does not matter.

Why?

Because current astrology is based on personality energy and the correlating energy from the signs of the zodiac is created from the thoughtforms built by humanity over thousands of years.

He states that the masters use different astrological techniques than we do and read the chart of the soul, which is only done for disciples.

Question: Do we remain in the same tribe from incarnation to incarnation?

JJ: We change in a number of ways from incarnation to incarnation. Our birth sign changes and correspondingly the tribe that influences us changes. Some of our rays also change as well as our physical features.

What stays much the same is the look in a person’s eye.

We reach discipleship and change course in the zodiac when we are over 95% done with our incarnations. On the reverse zodiac we will experience only 12 to maybe 30 lifetimes. Clockwise in the zodiac we can experience close to 1000 in this round.

None of the numbers to reach any point are black and white for all progress is predicated on our decisions and our efforts behind them.

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882)

May 2, 2005

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The Twelve Tribes and the Zodiac

 

The Twelve Tribes and the Zodiac

The verses under consideration are:

“Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nepthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.” Rev 7:5-8

Question: Are the twelve tribes related to the twelve signs of the Zodiac? Which tribe is related to which sign? Is there a correlation to the twelve petals of the heart center? Any other meanings come to you?

The first thing to note is the tribe of Dan is replaced by Manasses or Mannasseh), the Son of Joseph, giving Joseph and his descendants a double portion of the number sealed.

Perhaps this is the fulfillment of the words of Israel (Jacob), his father when he blessed his sons he said to Joseph: “Moreover I have given to thee one portion above thy brethren.” Genesis 48:22

There are a number of theories as to why the tribe of Dan was dropped. One of the main ones is the legend that the Antichrist would come from this tribe. This idea is also traced to a scripture in Jeremiah:

“The snorting of his horses was heard from Dan: the whole land trembled at the sound of the neighing of his strong ones; for they are come, and have devoured the land, and all that is in it; the city, and those that dwell therein.” Jer 8:16

On top of this his Father Jacob said this of him: “Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.” Gen 49:17  

Not too many fathers call their child “a serpent by the way,” but that was the lot of Dan. Since Satan is often called the serpent, this gives readers one more reason to associate Dan with the Antichrist.

There have been many attempts to associate the twelve tribes with the twelve signs of the zodiac and perhaps for a good biblical reason. Concerning Joseph, it is written:

“And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.” Genesis37:9

The sun was a symbol of his father, the moon his mother and the eleven stars his brethren. If we add in Joseph we have 12 stars, which could stand for twelve constellations. These along with the moon and the sun account for a good portion of the ingredients of astrology.

Attempting to neatly correlate the tribes with the signs by the order of appearance is frustrating. For one thing, the order in Revelations is different from any order given in the Old Testament and is out of birth order.

I’ll give the associated signs that I deem most accurate and if any wish to disagree or present any evidence to the contrary they are welcome indeed. The correlation I give below are significantly different than any other attempt, even though several agree with other interpretations.

The first tribe mentioned is that of Judah. Judah was mentioned first, not because he was first born, but because the firstborn Son of God was descended from him.

To many it would seem obvious that Judah would be represented by Leo since earlier we are told that Christ was the lion of the tribe of Judah and, of course, the lion is the symbol of Leo.

But some have associated it with Taurus and Aries. Taurus makes sense because this sign is associated with money and the Jews have always had a talent in accumulating it. But Taurus is also associated with comfort and enjoyment of luxury and because of persecution the Jews do not fit in here.

For one thing, the Jews flourished in the age of Aries and it is interesting to note that an ancient coin was recently discovered, apparently issued by the Romans of Antioch to commemorate their takeover of Judea in AD 6. This coin bore the symbol of the ram, representative of Aries.

Even so, I still tend to go with Leo. The tribe of Judah has indeed been the most powerful and sees itself as the chosen people just as the Leo person sees himself as a special person.

Reuben is next. He was the true firstborn. The first born or the first fruits are often associated with Taurus

Third is Gad. The Hebrew for this name means “troops” and during the age of Pisces there were many wars and more troops than any other recorded age. The Hebrew GAD spelled backwards equals “fish,” the symbol of Pisces.

Fourth: Aser, or Asher. Ashera is the goddess of plenty. She is depicted as a virgin, carrying a sheaf of wheat. Asher would be Virgo the virgin.

Asher is associated with food, “Asher’s food shall be rich, and he shall yield royal dainties.” (Gen. 49:20) Correspondingly Virgo is associated with food. The sun enters Virgo at the end of the growing season. Virgo is pictured with grain in her hand.

Fifth: Nepthalim. Rachel named her handmaiden’s son this because “with the wrestlings of God I have wrestled with my sister and I have prevailed.” Nepthalim was the son of Bilhah which means “trouble”. Even though Nepthalim is the son of trouble he wrestles with it and eventually prevails and brings forth blessings and gladness. It is the sign of Capricorn symbolized by the mountain goat where one wrestles with great trouble and prevails.

Sixth is Manasses who replaces Dan. The serpent associated with Dan is associated with Scorpio. It is most likely that Manasses (or Manasseh) would keep that place.

Seventh and eighth are Simeon and Levi.

Of these it is written:

“Simeon and Levi are brothers; weapons of violence are their swords. O my soul, come not into their council; O my spirit, be not joined to their company; for in their anger they slay men, and in their wantonness they hamstring oxen. Cursed be their anger, for it is fierce; and their wrath, for it is cruel! I will divide them in Jacob and scatter them in Israel.” (Gen. 49:5-7)

Some think they both together make up the sign of the twins, or Gemini, but in the context of Revelations they would have to represent two signs or one would be without representation.

Simeon would be represented by Aries. Simeon is warlike and Aries is the name of the god of war.

Levi would be Sagittarius, a brother fire sign, represented by the symbol of the bow, an instrument of war.

Nineth and tenth is Issachar and Zebulon. Again, these two are mentioned together in the scriptures and they are likewise grouped together in the Book of Revelation.

It is written: “They shall call the people unto the mountain; there they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness: for they shall such of the abundance of the seas, and the treasures hid in the sand.” Deut 33:19.

Issachar in the Hebrew means “he will bring a reward.” Aquarius is associated with water as a reward in that the sign pictures him as bearing a jar of living water that he pours out to a thirsty world. He shall call people to “the mountain” or the kingdom of God during the age of Aquarius that we are entering.

Zebulon is represented by Cancer, symbolized by the crab who hides ‘in the sand.” Water is also associated with it since it is a water sign and represents treasures of positive emotion around security and home, a strong ingredient for establishing the new age.

Eleventh is Joseph. The sign of Gemini fits him. It is the sign of the twins and he received twin blessings through his sons Ephriam and Manasseh. The United States is sometimes called the “land of Joseph” for many bible students believe his descendants are here. The United States is ruled by the sign of Gemini.

Twelfth, and last is Benjamin. Many astrologers have difficulty in deciding which sign belongs to him, but I submit that Libra is a good correspondence. Libra is symbolized by the balances and this energy swings the decisions in life one way or another.

When Joseph was a slave in Egypt it was Benjamin who Jacob took under his arm as the only other son of Rachel, whom he loved, and used him as a measure for his direction. When the brothers went to Egypt for food, and were returning home, it was to save Benjamin’s life that they returned to meet their brother Joseph.

These twelve divisions signify the sealing of the 144,000 units/individuals to God. What does this mean?

If a life is sealed to God then its focus is polarized more in the world of spirit than it is in the physical. The will of God is done on earth “as it is in heaven.”

What is meant then by the 12,000 from each tribe with a grand total of 144,000? There is an outward interpretation and an inward one. On this treatise we are focusing on the inward, but will say this about the outer.

Few of the prophesies of the Book of Revelation will come literally true according to orthodox interpretation. There will not be 12,000 gathered from descendents of the literal twelve tribes. Even on an outward basis, the symbols have to be interpreted to discover how the prophecy applies.

When 144,000 with true spiritual direction are gathered from the world they produce a new consciousness with higher intelligence manifest. These are a higher correspondence to the physical cell and represent a spiritual cell. To activate this the twelve energies represented by the twelve tribes and the signs of the zodiac must be balanced.

This idea is further elaborated on in my book The Molecular Relationship.

The inward meaning which unveils the Christ within is also interesting. The five lower centers have 48 energy petals and the sixth, representing the sixth seal has 96. These two added together equal 144. The seventh center at the top of the head has 1000 petals representing the 1000 lifetimes it takes to manifest the perfected man. 1000 times 144 represents the interplay between the higher and lower that must take place over myriads of time before the perfected Christ manifests through us.

The individual 12 tribes represent the twelve petals of the heart center which interplays with a second heart center in the head within the 1000 petalled lotus. The energy of the heart is the energy of soul, or Christ consciousness, and the twelve energies must be mastered and sealed to God for the perfected human to materialize

God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest. J. G. Holland

April 30, 2005

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The Angel from the East

The Angel from the East

“And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.” Rev 7:1-4

First it is interesting and affirming to note that the angel from the east has power to seal in the “forehead” after the opening of the sixth seal. And where is the sixth chakra?

In the forehead.

Let’s go through the verses and interpret these interesting symbols.

“And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.”

The earth represents the physical body and the four corners represent the lower quaternary which is:

[1] The etheric double of the physical body, or our body that receives vital energy. The source of this vital flow is the first chakra.

[2] Prana, the Life Principle or vital energy. This is powerfully manifest through the sacral center governing sex.

[3] The Emotional or kamic body – associated with the third chakra of the solar plexus.

[4] The lower mind – manifesting mainly through the throat center.

The four angels stand for the positive spiritual energies that are manifest though the lower self after the first four seals are open. Many tend to look at the lower self as a handicap and a negative thing, but the lower centers, once mastered, (symbolized by the opening of the seals) release the energies of the God within adapted to maximizing the lower self in the service of Spirit.

The four winds stand for the energies of the four centers of the lower self (or lower quaternary) which blow out of control and are destructive unless they are held under the control of the four angels of positive spiritual energy.

The scripture continues:

“And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.”

When the disciple opens the sixth seal, governing higher reason and inspiration, he releases the “angel ascending from the east.”

This angel represents the Spirit and intelligence of God manifesting through the center in the forehead which is revealed after the opening of the sixth seal. This angel is closer to the source of Spirit than are the lower four angels and can thus send them instructions and intelligence.

The angel ascends from the “East.” What does this mean?

Clues is given in other scriptures:

Matt 24:27 “For as the lightning cometh OUT OF THE EAST, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”

Matt 2:1 “Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came WISE MEN FROM THE EAST to Jerusalem,”

Matt 2:9 “When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they SAW IN THE EAST, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.”

From the east came the light of Christ bright as lightening. The wise men of great understanding came from the east and even the morning star, the last real light in the morning night came from the east.

The east represents the Christ energies of Love/Wisdom found in the heart center and as they “ascend” to the forehead they take the form of an angel of intuitive intelligence that sends forth intelligence to the four angels governing the lower personality.

This great angel tells the lower four angels to not allow hurt to come to the earth (the physical body – use intelligence to keep it healthy) the sea (the feeling nature – learn to be at peace with yourself) or the trees. Trees, here, are our ambitions, goals and ideals growing up in physical plane life. Even though we attempt to follow the spiritual path we must still live in the real world and nurture a certain number of plans and goals to take care of our needs as well as our loved ones.

A dreamer who has no power to manifest on the physical plane remains a dreamer of dreams that fade, change and disappear. He is of little use to God or man.

The disciple who opens the sixth seal thus must continue to live in what is called the “real world” and not allow those things that make physical life worth living to be destroyed. In this condition of peace and stability he can free his consciousness from worry and concern and thus allow the “angel from the east” to seal the name of God in his forehead.” (also see Rev 14:1)

When the disciple is free from the worries of physical health, emotional well-being and financial stability he thus has the power to serve and learn the true name of God associated with the sixth seal. This name is Jesus Christ, but the key of understanding is the meaning behind the name.

The name of Jesus Christ means “anointed to deliver.” Jesus did not intend to keep the name just for himself, but advised all of his followers to take the name upon themselves. All enlightened souls are anointed to deliver those of a lower vibration. When we have been “saved,” or elevated, by someone above us, then it is our mission to lift or deliver others to higher ground. There is a universal rule which tells us that we cannot go higher until we have given out what we have learned and assisted in lifting our brethren to where we are. When we have done this, then another will come along and lift us to higher ground. This is the principle behind the name of Jesus Christ.

When the disciple learns to be the true servant and reaches out with a helping hand that has real power to assist he then has discovered the true Christ, or name of God within, and is sealed by the power of the angel from the east.

The scripture continues:

“And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.”

I cannot improve upon Djwahl Kuhl’s explanation of this in the writings of Alice A. Bailey:

“The five centres with their forty-eight petals are synthesised therefore into the two-petalled lotus, and then we have forty-eight plus two equals fifty, the number of the perfected personality, for five is the number of man and ten is that of perfection. Symbolically also, if the sum total of the forty-eight petals of the five centres is added to the ninety-six petals of the centre between the eyebrows, the number one hundred and forty-four appears. This number signifies the completed work of the twelve creative Hierarchies, twelve times twelve, and thus the bringing together of the subjective soul and the objective body in perfect union and at-one-ment. This is the consummation. To these figures, one hundred and forty-four add that of the number one thousand (the number of the petals in the lotus of the head centre) and you have the number of the saved in the Book of Revelations, the one hundred and forty-four thousand who can stand before God, for the three ciphers which are found indicate the personality. When man has completed within himself the great work, when the number one hundred and forty-four thousand is seen as symbolising his point of attainment, then he can stand before God-standing now not only before the Angel of the Presence, but before the very Presence Itself.” Treatise on White Magic pages 199-200

Comment on previous post: It’s a bit of a stretch don’t you think……  “In the dens and in the rocks of the mountains”

That doesn’t sound like a symbolic meaning of consciousness…

JJ: The word “dens” comes from the Greek SPELAION which literally means “cavern” or “cave.” The word can by implication mean a “hiding place.” The interpretation that a cave corresponds to a hidden state of consciousness is not new but has been used from ancient times for symbolic meaning so the interpretation I gave is quite credible.

Comment: It is really not that hard to make up your own version of writings like that bible. Everyone has an opinion.

JJ: For one thing I just do not “make up” my version. I attempt to tune in to the soul and interpret from the vantage point of the Oneness Principle so it will speak to the soul of others. In doing this we have unveiled some aspects that have been hidden for 2000 years.

Some here feel the truth of what I have written because of registration through their own souls.

Every inspired writing has several interpretations which are applicable, but hundreds which are not. If you think it is easy to find one that is in harmony with the Law of Correspondences then by all means put it forward for the benefit of the group.

Others are making a great effort to do this and have presented slants different from mine which give us great food for thought, but it takes quite an effort for anyone to do this. This is why only a handful are attempting to assist in unveiling this great revelation.

Not all will be impressed with the interpretation given by anyone but no one will solve the mysteries of this book and others without making an effort.

Comment: Papyrus Reveals New Clues to Ancient World “Turns out “666” may not be the number of the Beast after all- an older version of the Book of Revelation that is among the many Oxyrhynchus Papyri currently being translated has the number at 616 . Oops.”

JJ: It is interesting that either 616 or 666 would be appropriate numbers for the beast. Today a reader quoted a previous writing of mine on the 666 which read:

“Thus we finally arrive at the core meaning of the number of the Beast, the 666. In plain English it stands for the control through the Sixth Ray Solar Plexus Center over the three basic worlds of livingness for mankind. Control over The Physical (first 6) Control over the Emotional (second 6) and control over the Mental by negation (the third 6. All three of these parts of our nature have been controlled in most of us by the Sixth Ray of idealism by the Beast.”

On the other hand, 616 is also quite fitting. 6+1+6 = 13, the number of a witches’ coven and also the number of the twelve apostles plus Jesus.

But, after the resurrection there remained only the twelve apostles guided by the invisible Christ. Then, after the church became corrupted with the authority of the beast the 13th member, the invisible Christ, manifested as a visible anti-Christ, an infallible church leader representing the unearned authority of the beast.

This has been the case now for almost 2000 years. Most churches are lead by a powerful person representing the authority of the voice of God which is really “he who, as God, sits in the temple of God and shows himself to be God.”

6+1+6 would have a similar meaning as mentioned in the above quote with the emotional self being governed by the will instead of feeling. The beast distorts the will of God to the will of man substituting for the divine will.

Either one of these numbers is fitting for the beast and it is quite possible they were used interchangeably.

War is the continuation of politics by other means. General Karl Von Clausewitz, Book: “On War”

April 28, 2005

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The Life of the Soul

 

The Life of the Soul

Question: In the case of Terri Shiavo who has been in a comma, when does the soul leave the body in a situation like this. Is it when she dies?

A person has two connective links between the life force and the body. The first is a link to the heart center and the second is to the head. During waking hours, both are active, but during sleep the mental self leaves the body and the astral and etheric vehicles remain connected through the heart.

When a person is in a comma, or a vegetative state, he is in a state similar to sleep. The mental self is away functioning on higher realms but his heart link remains.

In Terri Shaivo’s case (assuming she was in a vegetative state) the most likely scenario is this.

While she was incapacitated her mental self was off to higher realms, but her feeling nature was in a dream state, but suffering little from her physical problems. At death her mental body merged with her astral body. This would have taken her a period of adjustment in the other world since they were both separated for so long. After the adjustment is made she then moves on to her rest.

Question: Is the soul trapped in the body so it can’t communicate until it dies?

The soul is never trapped. Even in a comma the entity functions as an arm of the soul on higher levels. Soul energy is fed into a person in a comma to keep him alive, but the soul consciousness is elsewhere.

Question: What causes a person’s brain to be retarded at birth?

I assume you want to know the spiritual cause here. There are a number of reasons. Here are some.

[1] The person has some karma that will force him to learn lessons associated with the handicap. It could be related to the need for humility, empathy, patience or some other needed virtue.

[2] The person is not a very developed soul and the situation is what his consciousness needs.

[3] There are some just plain accidents of nature not associated with individual karma that we just have to live with.

Because every physical malady has several possible causes it is important we refrain from judgement regarding a person’s past sins.

Question: What does the future hold for those who suffered great physical disadvantages?

When we undergo a life of limitation or suffering and we handle it with grace we will be given a much stronger advantage in the next life than would normally occur.

When Christopher Reeve is reborn in a healthy body, he will most likely be quite the extrovert and thrilled with every breath he takes.

Terri Shiavo may be the opposite in some ways because her consciousness was effected. She is likely to be very quiet and reflective, but also very thankful for her well being.

Question: When the Molecular Relationship is eventually established, wouldn’t those within that relationship/group agree 100% with your teachings etc, because of a definite Soul Contact and Oneness Principle perception and agreement via the Soul, and hence would assist the entire molecular structure?

JJ: Let us assume that we have a successful Molecule where the group share soul energy to the extent that spiritual flow is unhindered. Does everyone agree 100%?

The agreement necessary for the group will be concerning the purpose and direction of the group. Each individual will maintain his own opinions and biases, but when it comes to decisions that move the group forward agreement will be essential to maintain the spiritual flow.

Let us suppose that Jim believes there is life on Mars and Russ does not. For the purpose of the Molecule it doesn’t matter who is right and there is no great need to seek unity on this.

On the other hand, if there was a division on the understanding of the purpose of the Molecule, or some plan of action, this could lead to a restriction to the spiritual flow and something such as this should be resolved by seeking soul contact as a group to confirm the truth of the matter. It is easier to do this in person than over the internet.

While thou livest keep a good tongue in thy head. William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616)

April 21, 2005

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