My sister is seriously ill with breast cancer.
She has two young children.
I understand that she has to totally transform her being if she
is to heal herself and to survive.
I am very happy to help her in whatever way that I can, but what
if her illness is karmic? Does
that mean that it is her destiny to die.
Will all my help be misplaced?
Will it raise false hopes for everyone concerned?
Cancer is the major karmic disease of this time.
It is, so to speak, the ultimate means of karmic settlement.
Either you totally transform your being, on the level of body,
mind and soul, and so heal your cancer, or else you stay in your old
patterns of behaviour and allow the cancer to invade your whole body and
you die. Either way karmic
settlement is taking place. Many
people are having to transmute old patterns of karma at this time in
preparation for a future incarnation in the New Age.
As we approach the ending of this Piscean Age it is a fact that
more and more people are getting cancer.
Medical science has struggled to find a cure for cancer but
without success. Doctors
and surgeons cannot cure cancer, they can only surgically remove
cancerous growths from their patients or else attempt to destroy the
cancer with radiation treatment. Rarely
do they address the cause of cancer in a patient and what must be done
to prevent a reoccurrence of the disease.
I will state now that the cure for cancer lies within.
It is down to the will, the determination and the consciousness
of a person to see clearly the nature of their being and of their
lifestyle and to accept that they have created the cancer, or rather
that they have allowed the cancer to grow within their bodies.
It is not an invasion from without.
In one sense the struggle between the good and the negative or
cancerous cells within the human body is reflected in the struggle
between good and evil in the world as a whole.
the case of this lady, because young children are involved and form a
part of this test, I suspect that the cancer has been occasioned by the
need for karmic settlement and can probably be traced to patterns of
behaviour over many past lives. She
is facing past karma. At
the ending of an Age patterns of many lifetimes have to be faced and
female breast is the symbol of the feminine principle in a woman and
illnesses of the breast are nearly always associated with an inability
to come to terms with the feminine energy of creation, and by feminine I
do not mean in the physical sense, but in the spiritual sense, in the
aspect of her being that links her to all that is feminine in creation.
So I would ask your sister not just to heal herself in terms of
diet, lifestyle and positive thinking, but also with regard to coming to
terms with the feminine energy of her being.
She should examine the way in which she manifests and grounds
that feminine energy, and the way in which it affects her relationships
with both family and friends. She
must be honest with herself and if she would like you to be a part of
the healing process then you can be a mirror for her, to help her to see
herself more clearly. You
can commune with her and walk the path to wholeness with her.
aware that no disease happens by chance.
Every disease is a specific challenge to the soul.
There would be no disease without a weakness within.
What the person has to recognise and to accept is the inner cause
of that weakness. Correct
the weakness and then healing can take place.
Unfortunately, sometimes the personality is so in control of the
body that it creates strong feelings of denial of the truth.
For example, a person who is dying of lung cancer will smoke to
their dying day rather than face the truth of their being.
They are not prepared to change.
They would rather die than change. Such a person will, of course,
have to come back in yet another life in order to face and transmute
that very same challenge, even though it may be presented to them in a
different form. With the
responsibility of young children resting on her shoulders, your sister
is facing the ultimate test. Will
she change not just for herself but for her children.
That is a very powerful motivation.
About three years ago I was very ill, but I recovered.
Of course afterwards one reflects at length on one’s illness.
In my case the doctors could not find the cause, so it was all
rather confusing for me. I
have been thinking about what the real reason was, but I have felt
nothing, so what would be the purpose of me having such an illness?
You have to realise that there are three levels of illness,
namely, body; mind and soul. I
have just been talking about the levels of mind and soul.
The level of the body is quite different because of one important
fact; namely, you are not your body.
Your body dies, but you do not.
You are an eternal being, but your body is not.
So in that you are separate from your body, then, you have to
have a dialogue with your body. You
have to service and maintain your body, you have to enter into a
relationship with your body, you need to love and to honour your body
and to treat it with respect.
You, the true you that is, the spark of divine spirit, are like a
god to all the consciousness within your body.
Your body looks to you as you would look to God.
You therefore have to treat your body as the temple of God.
You have to have a dialogue with it, to listen to its requests,
to be aware of its strengths and its weaknesses, to co-operate with it
rather than to coerce it but, above all, to always be in control of it.
Recognise that your body has consciousness and feeling.
If you abuse your body, then, it will tell you so.
However, if you communicate with your body, if you warn it of any
task that it is going to have to perform, and seek its co-operation,
then your body will assist you in that task.
If you try to impose your will on your body then, inevitably,
your body will protest. If
you choose to ignore these protests, then your body will complain more
loudly. Whereas before it
was talking to you, now it is screaming at you!
That is what pain is - a scream for help, a scream for attention.
Unfortunately, most people are so unaware of their bodies that
the first sign of an illness for them is usually the scream.
As far as your illness is concerned, even though it has now gone,
you know that your body was talking to you, even if you were not
listening. The illness
might occur again, so it is vital that you open a dialogue with your
body, that you start to be aware of it, to listen to it, to observe your
personal lifestyle and to go into the silence of your being to discover
what was the cause of your illness.
Thank you so much for your advice.
You must have far better things to do than to listen to all of
I am happy to be of service.
Your problems are my problems.
Although you are incarnate and I am discarnate, we are all one
race, born of one God. There
truly is no separation between us.
When you cry, I cry. When
you suffer, I suffer.
I feel very sad about the fact that so many souls are suffering.
I really can’t understand why there has to be so much
suffering. I thought our
God was a God of Love.
Well, you should ask yourself the question “Why do you feel sad
that souls suffer?”
I guess that it is because I tend to look at it from an earthly
point of view. I don’t
see suffering as an opportunity for learning.
I just see another human being suffering and I want it to stop.
ZT: There is an easy way and a hard way of learning.
The easy way is through awareness and observation.
The hard way is through experience and suffering.
You only progress to the hard way if you ignore the easy way! Please remember, though, that God does not inflict suffering.
All suffering is self-inflicted and is as a result of past
actions. Man is simply
reaping the harvest of the seeds that he has sown. God is merely the observer in all of this.
So if the suffering is self-inflicted, why do you feel sad?
If the suffering is leading to an increase in soul consciousness,
why do you feel sad? A
parent may observe a child eating too much and warns the child that if
it continues to do so it will make itself sick.
If the child continues to eat, the parent will probably sit back
and will allow the child to learn from the experience.
It is the most potent way. He
might feel sad that the child has to learn in this way but, ultimately,
he knows that it is for the child’s highest good and that it will
benefit the child in the long run.
Above all, though, always remember that the spirit never suffers.
The divine spirit operates on a level far above human suffering.
It too is simply the observer in all of this, the observer of the
great drama of life.
In a situation such as this, Zen Tao, where you are speaking
through this instrument, to what extent is your advice based on your own
wisdom or does it come from a source of infinite truth.
When I converse with you, as I do now, then my answers to your
questions are based on my own understanding, on my soul consciousness.
A higher point of consciousness might provide a different
viewpoint on a particular question, but it might also experience
difficulty in relating that viewpoint to life on the Earth, particularly
if that being had never experienced physical life on the Earth.
Doorkeepers or guides, such as myself, are appointed to that role
because we have lived many lives on the Earth and appreciate the reality
of living in a physical body and the challenges that that produces.
If you were to ask me a question to which I could not readily
provide an answer, I would inform you of that fact.
I would have to go and ask a Master on my level of life to
provide an answer to your question which I would then be able to relate
to you at a future sitting. There
are, on the higher planes of life, many points of consciousness, as
well, of course, as many souls who have great experience of life on the
physical plane of Earth. I
can tap into all those sources. It
is rather like going to a university and seeking out the professor in
charge of a specific field or area of expertise in order to hear his
opinion. For example, if
you were to ask me a medical question, because I have no medical
experience on which to call, I would have to go and ask a spirit being
who had had experience of physical medicine in order to provide you with
instrument through which I now speak works primarily on a teaching
vibration, that is to say he acts as a channel for esoteric wisdom and
knowledge. He has learned
to attune his being to that vibratory note or frequency.
I could here use the analogy of tuning your radio to a specific
waveband in order to receive a specific radio station.
If you tune to a classical station you will receive classical
music and if you tune to a rock station you will receive rock music. Similarly this instrument is accustomed to tuning in to the
teaching vibration with which he works.
If he had so desired, in the early days of his channelling
experience, he could have tuned in to another vibration and could be
channelling that vibration now. Of
course it is possible for other beings on my side of life to speak
through this instrument, but it is difficult to do this when we use
mental mediumship as opposed to trance mediumship, because the
instrument may not be receptive to a new vibration.
I would also like to take this opportunity to emphasise that you
are responsible for accepting or rejecting anything that I say to you.
You must use your God-given powers of discrimination to determine
if what I say is truth for you. Never
blindly accept anything as the gospel truth, no matter what the source.
Always check to see if it resonates with the eternal part of you,
if it is acceptable to your conscience.
Always test the spirits.
I would like to know if all the wisdom that you share with us
and, in particular, the human qualities which you project, will be with
you when you incarnate again, or is it possible that in your next life
you may exhibit the very opposite qualities and may play a very negative
I choose to present myself to you as Zen Tao, a Tibetan monk.
That is not who I really am.
I, like you, am really a point of light, a being of spirit, of
formless and nameless energy, but how can you relate to that, how can
you identify with that? Whilst
incarnating in form you find it difficult to identify with the formless
and the nameless and so I choose to present a form and a name to you to
which you can relate. That
is why all the messengers of God who are sent down to Earth take a human
form and name. I could have
chosen any of the forms of my past incarnations but I selected my last
life because my instrument has close links with Tibetan religious life
in a previous incarnation. Obviously
the physical body of Zen Tao died many years ago and its essence has
returned to the Earth along with all of its memories and experiences.
However the soul imprint of that life remains with the energy
that is the eternal me, my divine spirit or atma.
I can call upon it just as I can call upon the soul memory of all
my past lives. So what I
share with you is my soul memory, not the memory of Zen Tao, is my point
of consciousness, not the point of consciousness of the physical being
that was known as Zen Tao. When
I incarnate in my next life, although my soul consciousness will be the
same, the role that I will play and the personality that I will embody
could be quite different. You
must be aware that many great souls are called upon to play what you
would consider to be very negative roles.
This Earth is a school of learning and it is the balance and
contrast of the positive and the negative energies that creates the
drama of life which provides the learning experiences for so many souls.
would ask you to understand that what I am offering to you is my soul
consciousness, my understanding of creation and of the universal laws
that control all things visible and invisible, so as to awaken your soul
that you will ever need to know, not just in this life but in all your
future lives, is already within you.
You just have to awaken it, to bring it into your present
consciousness. If I
have walked a little further along the path of spiritual understanding
than you, then my only desire is to share that understanding with you,
so that you in turn can share it with all whom you meet.
I serve not just you but the whole of Humanity.
I desire not just to uplift your soul but every human soul.
We are all part of the group human soul, the Human Race,
incarnate and discarnate, and every soul that evolves and uplifts itself
evolves and uplifts the whole Human Race.
So, rather like Shakespeare has characters in his plays to
project his point of view, I use Zen Tao to project my soul point of
view. My divine
consciousness has lived many lives on the Earth and all of that
experience I offer to you. Unfettered
by a human body and a human ego I am not subject to the pressures that
limit your soul expression. I
have no desires other than to fulfil the Creator’s Plan for the Human
Race. I offer my being in
service to you, to the God in you, for the upliftment of the whole Human
Race. What is important is not the messenger, but the message. Do not concern yourselves with Zen Tao. Concern yourselves only with the seeds which my words may
germinate in you.
The whole Western world is based on the philosophy of
Christianity, which proclaims that Jesus Christ forgave people for their
sins. Christians today go
to church and confess to their sins and are forgiven by their priest.
I don’t understand how this ties in with karma and the
understanding that one has to reap what one sows, that there is no such
thing as forgiveness, only repayment.
There are two very separate elements to your question, namely,
the actions of a great Master and the actions of the Church that is
based on that Master’s life and teachings.
It is a fact that a great Master such as Jesus, who was
overshadowed by the Christ Consciousness, has the power to transmute and
to remove karma. He could
indeed take on someone’s karma, but he would only do this if the
person concerned had learned the lesson that occasioned the karma in the
first place. Remember the
story of the sick woman who touched his aura and was healed and to whom
he said “Your faith has made you whole”.
Her understanding and faith was the means of her healing, of her
forgiveness. Now I will not
go into the whole history of the Christian Church, but it is a fact that
very early in its existence it took upon itself the right to forgive
sins and this became an instrument of considerable power, especially
in the early days of Christianity, because it could control
people, even kings, through the administration of this power.
Christianity was struggling to become an accepted religion, indeed, was
struggling for survival, an unholy alliance was formed between Church
and State. If the
Church supported the kings of Europe through the endorsement of
doctrines such as the divine right of kings, then the kings would
support and protect the Church in return.
The Church very cleverly created the concept of sin and
forgiveness and gave itself the power of forgiveness.
So if you sinned and, in particular, broke the Church’s laws,
the Church decreed that you would go to hell without the Church’s
forgiveness. So this was
the ultimate check on the sovereign power of the kings and queens of
Europe. No matter what they
did to the Church if they did not make restitution they were doomed!
The whole concept of sin and forgiveness was simply an instrument
of political control for the Church and you can see how, over the
centuries, this power was abused by the Church.
History reveals how the kings and queens of Europe did terrible
things but were forgiven by the Church provided they said that they were
sorry. This whole process,
which very often involved the gift of money to the Church, became a
travesty of the original demonstration by Jesus.
The Church had no divine authority to forgive sins.
If we were to use the word karma instead of sin you would see the ridiculousness of the whole situation. How can a body that is itself subject to karma, alter karma? How can it take upon itself the right to administer one of the great Laws of the Cosmos to which everything in Creation is subject. It is a fact, though, that great souls such as the Master Jesus, through acts of personal sacrifice can and do take on and transmute the karma of individuals, towns, countries, nations, even the world. But they are not removing the karma, they are transmuting it through their own actions. There has to be an appropriate reaction to every action. Someone has to pay the karma. That is why it is said that the Master Jesus died to take on the sins of the world, to transmute some of the world’s karma, to reduce its karmic burden. Forgiveness by the person or persons that have been wronged can and does modify the karma of all the persons involved. Can you forgive someone who has wronged you? This, surely, becomes the greatest test of the spirit of forgiveness. Can you forgive someone who has killed your wife or son, for example, or do you want revenge? If the Earth is a school of learning then the purpose of life is to teach and to transform not to punish and get even. So life does not punish or forgive people for their actions, it places them in situations where they can appreciate the reality of what they have done and change of their own free will. It helps them to change from Saul to Paul, as the story in the Bible proclaims.
No sacrifice is ever in vain, no sacrifice ever passes without notice. Every act of karmic transmutation that you perform transforms the whole world. So someone like the Master Jesus sacrificing his life would create a great transmutation of human karma, the more so as he forgave those who persecuted and killed him. “Father forgive them for they know not what they do.” In saying this Jesus is simply reflecting the position of every human being. You sin because you don’t know who you are, you don’t appreciate that you are aspects of God, manifestations of perfection in incarnation on the Earth. So here we have a great Master asking God to forgive those who have sinned against him. It is not his forgiveness but God’s forgiveness that they need. Karma has to be repaid but not necessarily by the individual who has created it. It can be repaid by the sacrifice of other beings. So that was one of the purposes of Jesus’s incarnation, one that has been imitated by many other great masters who have incarnated upon the Earth in order to show Humanity the reality of their beings.
you can now begin to see the difference between the sins of the
Christian Churches and the great Law of Karma.
Do not confuse karma with sin.
Sin is a human creation. Karma
is a cosmic fact of life. You
can sin against the Church but not against God.
You can create karma with God but not with the Church.
Be aware that you can forgive sins against you but no-one can
forgive sins on God’s behalf. Finally
remember that karma is not punishment, it is a teaching tool, an
evolutionary tool. Your God is a God of Love and His only desire is that
you become like Him. You
are his children and he protects and guides you as you learn your
lessons and grow to spiritual adulthood, as you reap what you have