May 1, 2016
The Right Place
In the series linked above, you cover the who, what, why and the how but not the where. Regarding that last sentence quoted: To “direct them to their right place”, we must know where is their “right place”.
What is the “right place” to direct the lesser lives generally speaking as well as for each of the greater “lesser lives” (centers/chakras) taken individually? To what SPECIFIC use/purposes SHOULD each of the lives be directed.
Of all the lesser lives that function within us none are more often out of place than the astral based deva lives. In order of right placing we have first the physical/etheric, next up is the astral emotional and then the mental. Above this is the spiritual realms of buddhic and higher.
The emotionally based lives are always trying to usurp the authority of the mind and take control. In truth the mind is higher and has natural control over the emotional self and should not allow the emotions to take its place. When they do they are then in their wrong place. Here are some examples.
(1) Jealousy. Joan’s boyfriend flirts with other females and this brings the astral devas to life demanding that Joan put a stop to it. For a time they get more attention than the logical mind and Joan follows them and gives her boyfriend such a bad time that he considers ending the relationship. Just in time the mind puts the astral devas in their right place and forces them to submit to reason. Then Joan takes a softer more gentle approach and saves the day.
(2) Romantic Love. Sarah falls in love with a charming drug dealer.. The mind calculated that the relationship, as well as Sarah’s life, is heading over a cliff. The devas controlling romantic love are unconcerned. They like the new stimulation of the romantic love the boyfriend creates and want more of it. They upsurge the authority of the mind and get Sarah to respond to their needs and embrace the drug dealer. After a period of time the mind assumes its correct place and ends the relationship and orders to astral devas to cool it.
Just as the astral lives get out of their right place so do the mental ones, especially those who influence the concrete mind. When a person becomes an atheist his lower mind upsurges the right place of the soul and directs the life of the entity.
Think for a moment of emotional situations you have been in. When this occurs, and if you pay attention, you can feel the emotional lives fighting for control. Unfortunately, if you let them have it they will most certainly lead you to sorrow. Mind and reason must be the guide and the seeker must use reason and logic to keep the lower emotions in their right place.
I received a question from an LDS reader who is trying to square off parts of Mormon doctrine with reincarnation.
He was wondering how the doctrine of translation fit in with reincarnation and the scheme of things. For instance, Elijah was said to be taken into heaven and translated, yet it seems that he was born again as John the Baptist. The LDS believe that Moses, Enoch, John the Revelator and some Indian prophets were also translated.
Now the doctrine of translation is basically this. A few righteous souls experience a change in their bodies so they are not subject to death. They are not yet eternal as the resurrected Jesus but have their lives prolonged until the final resurrection.
The first thing to understand here is that many points of Mormon doctrine are either not correct or just short of a complete understanding. Mormonism has some pieces of the great puzzle, but is far from having the whole picture. Understanding reincarnation is a huge piece that is necessary to see the grand design.
The doctrine of translation most closely corresponds to the achievement of the fifth initiation as taught in the ancient wisdom. When this is achieved the disciple becomes a Master and has power to prolong the life of his body as long as it is useful to do so. He also achieves numerous other fairly superhuman abilities.
What Mormonism misses is that all form is not eternal but any form we inhabit is merely a vehicle to be used for a certain purpose that spans a finite period of time. Only the eternal life within the vehicle which is connected to God is eternal.
Elijah most likely experienced the change of translation sometime before his ascension described in the Bible. When he ascended to the higher realms of the spirit world his body would have vibrated to a higher level so in a sense when living in these mansions he essentially has no physical body, but a spiritual one.
Such a master can, however, materialize a physical body at will and reappear in the material world. Or, if he desires he can send a part of his spiritual essence back to earth to be reborn again.
This is hinted at in the LDS scriptures. Concerning celestial beings it is written:
“Wherefore, all things are theirs, whether life or death…” D&C 76:59
Higher beings who have mastered death are not limited to one life or one physical body. All things are theirs and they can choose to continue life in the higher realms or death and be born again as a baby here on the earth.
DK gives what I believe to be the most profound words ever written that succinctly relates the process of transitioning from mortality to immortality.
“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.
Copyright 2016 by J J Dewey
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