Let me join the chorus in showing appreciating to Samu for his work and sweet spirit. He is among several I am sure I left out when I talked about initiation. He has initiated the archives and the photo album which many of us enjoy.
I also see that John W. is involved in a more subtle initiation. I know that through his own initiative he contacts members who need support and help in learning.
I am hearing more all the time about various members gaining interest in initiating local study groups. The opportunity to initiate has never been greater.
Quotes JJ: "An overshadowing is definitely planned and is not far away so a link is available to unite heaven and earth with the first molecule."
"My question is on the above statement JJ. 'An overshadowing' mentioned above sounds singular to me, although I am observing this could be for quite a few, in fact all of the 24 of the first molecule. Is this how you see it as well? And could you perhaps clarify for me as well, do you understand the term 'overshadowing' to also mean 'merging' with the spirit being...into a state of oneness, a merging rather than two separate entities?"
There are two main types of overshadowing. The first is where the Master communes with a disciple or group via the soul and remains in his own body or vehicle of manifestation. When this happens the disciple or group realizes that a spiritual presence is with them and they "enter in to the joy of the Lord," so to speak.
In the second the actual presence and consciousness of the Master enters into the body of the disciple. This is also called a "divine possession," and is done with the full cooperation and free will of the disciple. In this process the Master is limited to full presence in one body at a time just as we are in birth.
This type of presence of the Master of Masters is such an intense experience that it would be too much of a good thing for most and could cause insanity or death for one who is not ready. One further step can be taken in this type of overshadowing and in this the disciple can step aside for periods of time so the Master can be the decision maker for the body.
This second type of overshadowing is what is planned for the Molecule and will probably happen before the molecule is actually linked up.
When the Molecule is linked up a connection is made by the presence of the Christ who is already linked and the divine energy of greater livingness flows into all the members. This spiritual experience is different from an overshadowing. There is an overshadowing presence created, but this presence is a new life form that is created by the blending of 24 smaller lives linked through a spiritual umbilical cord channeled by the Christ. In addition to this greater overshadowing greater lives such as the Masters will have a freer communion with molecular disciples similar to the communion in the first type of overshadowing.
So you can see that the mere gathering of 24 does not create a working molecule. It has to be planned and executed with the cooperation of the Spiritual Hierarchy. In addition, the group must be capable of being one through soul contact so the linkage can be completed.
Zina wants to know (if I understand her correctly) if other masters will be over other molecules.
Until or unless Christ decides to manifest in a body of his own He will be the only overshadowing presence necessary for the Molecular order no matter how large it becomes. You only need one connecting link to establish an unlimited number of molecules. In terms of awareness and communion His presence is extended through all the molecules and He is able to use the various members for His eyes and ears as well as influence through soul contact according to the sensitivity of the Molecular members.
There may also be other overshadowings for other purposes. There are probably several going on right now on the earth and the friends and family of the overshadowed disciple may be oblivious to what is going on.
Advanced disciples and even some Masters who have forgotten who they are will be attracted to the Molecular Order when they learn about it and sense its spiritual power. After the Molecular Order gets firmly established, even its strongest enemies will have to admit it has attracted some very intelligent and talented people.
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