Q: I went to my local church last Easter and during the service,
as the story of the crucifixion was told, I experienced a feeling of
great sadness which brought tears to my eyes.
Is it possible that I was present at the time of the Christ’s
suffering and that I was reliving that moment in time?
I can tell you that your karmic record does indicate that you
were in incarnation at that time and that you were a follower of the
Could you tell me what part I played in that great drama?
It is only natural that you are curious to know who you were in a
past life, especially if you are deeply attracted because of a soul
emotion to what is, for you anyway, a significant incident in your past.
Nevertheless I would remind you that what is important at this
time is not who you were, is not the life that you led, either in that
incarnation or in any other incarnation for that matter.
What is important is the soul feeling, the soul impression, that
is arising now, in this life, which is the only life with which you
should be concerned. This
soul memory is affecting your being now, is awakening within you
feelings which will affect you for the rest of your present life. It is how you respond to these feelings that brings about
soul acceptance and spiritual growth.
All of us come back into life with a garland of karma around our
necks, with what I will call unfinished business, karma that has to be
faced and transmuted. Sometimes
we carry this karmic burden for life after life after life, because of
our unwillingness to face and to handle it.
All of you have witnessed and experienced in your past lives
human sacrifice, religious persecution, physical brutality and torture.
Sometimes you were responsible for inflicting the suffering,
sometimes you were on the receiving end.
Sometimes you were the witness of great acts of sacrifice,
sometimes you yourselves were making the sacrifice.
What is important, though, is not the physical acts that you
experienced but the lessons that you learned from them, and by lessons I
mean the spiritual lessons.
is easy for an old soul such as you to sit back and to enjoy a life of
apathetical contentment, to make the sole focus of your life the
satisfaction of your own physical needs and desires.
This too, of course, can be a soul lesson and the karmic
transmutation for such behaviour will surely follow in some future life,
because as you sow, so shall you reap. However an evolved soul soon tires of this lifestyle, soon
begins to feel soul discontent, and searches for a greater purpose to
life. Deep down you know
that the purpose of your incarnation on the physical plane of Earth is
the gaining of soul consciousness.
You recognise that you come into this life only with soul
consciousness and that you leave this life only with soul consciousness.
Nothing else is permanent and lasting.
So the most important aspect of your being lies within, not
without. The knowledge of
the inner self determines how you act in the outer world.
It is rather like being asked “Would you like to be given the
gift of being able to recite by heart all the works of Shakespeare, even
though you know that you will lose all that knowledge at death, or would
you like to be given the gift of acquiring the spiritual consciousness
and the insight that lies behind the works of Shakespeare, which you
will keep for ever?” You all choose what you want to learn and your destiny
provides the opportunities for that learning.
So do not shy away from conflict or suffering for they are only
passing experiences, rather, try to understand why you are in conflict,
why you are suffering, and face them with equanimity.
On several occasions you have told us about the Earth Changes
that are to come in the not too distant future and of the visitation of
a great plague that will affect all of Humanity.
Is the AIDS virus this plague or is there another one to come?
No. There is another
one to come. This plague will be far more devastating than AIDS which
only affects certain segments of the population.
Now I do not want you to be fearful of this fact.
The purpose of any disease is to provide an opportunity for soul
growth and karmic transmutation. It
is a fact that every human being has the power to heal themselves of any
disease including AIDS. There
is no such thing as an automatically terminal disease.
You do not have to die from any disease. You have within you the power to heal your body of any
disease. You have the power
within you to transform every cell of your body.
Always remember that you are not your body. You are a being of spirit, a part of the Godhead, all knowing
and all powerful, and are quite capable of healing every cell of your
body of any disease. For
most people, therefore, a serious disease is a test.
Either you transform your being or you will die.
Unfortunately, today, most people have so programmed their bodies
that they are incapable of changing their lifestyle, of changing their
attitude to life, of changing their attitude to disease, and so they die
and in that death is the karmic transmutation for the lifestyle that
caused the disease. Death
is a great transmuter of karma.
Remember that only the physical body suffers.
The spirit does not suffer.
The spirit is never tainted by disease.
The spirit simply observes the imperfection of the body and draws
lessons from it.
greater your oneness with the Godhead the greater your ability to heal
any disease. This is what
happens with great spiritual beings such as the Master Jesus.
They simply have to touch an ill person and by that touch they
transform the cells of the person and so allow the body to restore
itself to health. Each one
of you has that same power latent within you.
You programme your bodies just like you programme a computer.
Change the programming and you change the nature of your bodies. You have the power to heal yourself. So why don’t you use it?
It is because you don’t believe that you have the power.
You don’t believe that you are divine, eternal spiritual
beings, with all the powers of the Godhead latent within you.
Finally, I would ask you to remember the trinity of the body, the
mind and the spirit. The
body is subject to the power of the mind and the spirit, whereas the
mind is subject only to the spirit.
The spirit is all pervading in this respect.
Unless it is in your destiny to face or to live with some serious
illness, as an act of karmic transmutation, a healthy body, controlled
by a healthy mind and attuned to the force of divine spirit, provides
the best immunity to any disease. You
are the master of your body. You programme your body in every aspect of
your being. A healthy body, with a healthy aura, can resist any disease
that attempts to take root within the body.
If we keep on talking about plagues and Earth Changes and such
negative things, if we keep on affirming their reality, are our thoughts
not going to attract these events to us?
Should we not be affirming peace and harmony on the Earth and
holding more positive thoughts in our minds?
Moreover, if this destruction is coming anyway, then what is the
point of striving to do anything, if it is all going to be swept away?
You are making many assumptions!
If I may, I will take your second point first. You say “What is the point in doing anything if you are
going to die.” The only
certain thing in life is that you are going to die.
How do you know that you are not going to die tomorrow?
There is no divine certainty that you will live to your expected
three score years and ten. You
do not know what life has in store for you.
That is the great drama of life, but does it stop you from living
and enjoying life? Even if
you know that you are dying, say, from cancer, does that make your life
less purposeful, less meaningful? No!
Life is for living, and right up until the moment of your death
you are learning and storing away soul experiences.
The whole purpose of life is the gaining of soul consciousness.
That is why you are here. Every
day, therefore, is given to you as a learning experience.
So do not waste even a day in idle pursuits.
Use it wisely, right up until the very second that you die and,
perhaps, in that very second, as you are about to die, you will have the
greatest learning experience of your whole life.
Remember also that all matter is just dust, is modelling clay in
your hands, for you to use and to build into whatever you wish.
Nothing on the physical plane of life is permanent. What is
permanent is the consciousness that you gain from the handling of
physical matter. For
example, let us suppose that you rent a little plot of land in an inner
city where you grow vegetables. One
day you are told that the land has been sold to a property developer as
a building site. Therefore all the hard work that you have put into
cultivating the soil and producing your vegetables will be destroyed at
a stroke when the bulldozers move in.
But what is not, and cannot be destroyed is the consciousness and
the love that you have put into that land, is the creativity that you
have expressed, is the knowledge that you have gained, is the oneness
with nature which has affected every atom in your body.
Matter comes and goes, but consciousness comes and grows!
When are these Earth Changes going to happen?
Only God can answer that question!
Of course it is possible to make prophecies, based on
astrological predictions and a knowledge of the timing of these cosmic
cycles, as to the coming of this great event.
However an aware person can get a sense of when it will happen by
simply attuning to the planet and to its environment.
Look at what is happening to the ecological structure of this
Earth. See how Humanity is
polluting the earth, the sea and the sky.
See how Humanity is polluting the ether with its thoughtforms.
Humanity’s behaviour alone will bring about Earth Changes even
if there were no great cosmic cycle.
It is Humanity’s thoughtforms that are directly responsible for
many so-called ‘natural’ disasters, such as earthquakes, storms and
droughts. I know that
you view these Earth Changes with fear, but has the thought ever
occurred to you that they could be a great blessing, a great healing
process, whereby the Earth is restored to harmony and Humanity can begin
afresh. As Humanity fouls
its own nest, so to speak, so life on the Earth will become increasingly
difficult. The atmosphere,
the ecology, the temperature, the balance of water and air will all
change dramatically, but Humanity will learn from its mistakes.
A great moment of truth for Humanity will occur and a great
spiritual awakening will happen as Humanity at last recognises the
oneness and the sacredness of all creation.
This will introduce the Golden Age when Humanity will live in
harmony with the Earth, when it will co-operate with rather than coerce
Throughout the Ages it is apparent that Humanity has faced
different challenges as it has walked its evolutionary path. What is so special about this Age? What is the lesson that we have to learn from these
The challenges which face Humanity at this time are all designed
to help it to turn its face back towards the Godhead, to become aware of
the oneness of all life and to understand what happens when Humanity
chooses to create in its own ego image rather than as instruments of the
Divine. Humanity has to
rediscover its roots, its birthright, and to recognise that there is a
Force which some call God, that there is an omnipresent, omnipotent,
omniscient Force Which creates, sustains and destroys all things.
Truly all is one. Humanity
has the choice of either flowing with this Force, of living in harmony
with It, or of ignoring It or of even trying to oppose It.
Humanity has the choice either to create in its own image, to
fulfil its own desires and needs, or to be co-creators with God and to
forward God’s Plan. Humanity
has lost its vision of wholeness or holiness.
It has become self-centred and ego-centric.
How else can an individual or a nation justify using God’s
resources to create solely for the benefit of itself and at the expense
of other individuals or countries around it?
How else can an individual or a nation say that they own
anything, that they have the sole right to resources in the ground and
that they can decide who has access to them?
In truth, everything belongs to God and you are all a part of
that God. I have described
this reality by saying that you dwell in God but that a little part of
God dwells in you.