I thought all self-realized individuals would have their seven centers perfectly aligned. The fact Buddha and others did not comes as quite a revelation to me.
Here is the quote from DK on the subject:
"All the seven centres in the etheric vehicle of the Christ were rightly adjusted, correctly aligned, truly awakened and functioning, and properly receptive of all the seven streams of energy coming from the seven planetary centres; these put Him en rapport, therefore, and in full realised contact, with the One in Whom He lived and moved and had His being. The physiological result of this complete "esoteric surrender of the seven" (as it is sometimes called) to the incoming spiritual energies, in their right order and rhythm, was the appearance in the Christ of a perfect endocrine system. All His glands (both major and minor) were functioning correctly; this produced a "perfect man"-physically perfect, emotionally stable and mentally controlled. In modern terms, the "pattern of the behaviour" of the Christ-due to the perfection of His glandular system, as an effect of correctly awakened and energised centres-made Him an expression of divine perfection to the entire world; HE WAS THE FIRST OF OUR HUMANITY TO ARRIVE AT THIS POINT IN EVOLUTION, AND "THE ELDEST IN A GREAT FAMILY OF BROTHERS," AS ST. PAUL EXPRESSES IT. The current pictures of the Christ testify to their own complete inaccuracy, for they bear no witness to any glandular perfection; they are full of weakness and sweetness, but show little strength, alert power and aliveness. And the promise has gone forth that as He is, so may we be in this world. Esoteric Healing Pages 61-62
In addition Larry asks:
By "Christ" here are you explicitly meaning the Christ that overshadowed Jesus of Nazareth and whom he called the "Father" (as distinguished from Jesus himself)?
After the baptism the Christ was in the body of Jesus with him, but before this there was still an overshadowing, but just a looser connection. The body which Jesus had from birth was prepared to house the consciousness of Jesus and the Christ. I guess you could say it was a joint effort to bring the centers into perfect alignment which was achieved near the time of the baptism.
Before we look at the next verses let's give a gold star to Judes for making the best effort to interpret this. She says:
I am still not totally clear on what exactly is The Book and what exactly are the 24 group-soul people? IOW, more details on those two symbols would be appreciated. Like where they both reside? what plane, etc.?
The book represents the knowledge of God as it is revealed through the Oneness principle and differing types of revelation takes place on the various planes. One of the meanings of the seven seals is the implication that there is specific knowledge and principles that apply to our sphere of activity which must be loosed and revealed to us.
The 24 elders represent advanced souls (masters) either on heaven or on earth who have perfected the molecular relationship. Whether they are male of female physically does not matter, but they represent 12 male and 12 female energy units. They also represent the higher self. Judes suspects there is more and there always is.
A more personalized correspondence is this: The pilgrim incarnates through the zodiac clockwise until he becomes a disciple. Then when he learns to go against the material flow he incarnates in reverse or counterclockwise. The twelve clockwise and 12 counterclockwise increments also corresponds to the 24 points of wisdom represented here for these 24 great lessons makes a master of wisdom, or an Elder before the throne.
And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. Rev 5:8
If we skip to verse 11 we see there are three groups praising the Lamb, the beasts, the elders and millions of angels.
The lower self (beasts), the masters (elders) and the inner guides (angels) acknowledge the sacrifice of the lamb, that the disciple has obeyed the soul and followed as the lamb, but has now graduated. The lamb is sacrificed and the lion emerges with all power in heaven and earth. The lamb is not dead, but transformed. He still follows the inner voice but now knows the voice and is as confident as the lion.
So what do the harps represent?
The harps are the manner of communicating through melodious music; as symbolic of divine utterances or intuition through the higher mind.
Good thinking. Also consider this. A harp must be tuned and when it is, beautiful music is played for the Master. We not only receive from god but give to him. The playing of the harp signifies that when we attain the Christ consciousness we become finely tuned in both our lower and higher natures and are likened to a musical instrument joining in the "music of the spheres" to play in the great symphony of God.
Next it speaks of the "golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints."
The golden vials represent the relative perfection of both parts of the nature of the Christed one. Such a divine servant senses the prayers and desires of the saints, or those who are pure in heart, following the highest they know. He then performs the duty of the name of Christ and reaches out to those who pray for more light and truth and seeks to give it to them so they can advance to where he is. This is the true work of Christ.
Each of us can search for the gold (truth) within us and share it with those who are seeking. We do this to some degree on this list. It is our duty to listen to the prayers of the saints.
We will cover these next two verses shortly. If you have any ideas what the new song is or the meaning of the rest of the scripture please post your thoughts.
And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; Rev 5:9
And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. Rev 5:10
Everyone has a fair turn to be as great as he pleases. Jeremy Collier
Copyright 2005 by J J Dewey