THE RAMALA CENTRE
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?
ZT: 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 Master Jesus.
Q: Could you tell me what part I played in that
ZT: 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.
It 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.
Q: 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?
ZT: 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.
The 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.
Q: 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?
ZT: 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!
Q: When are these Earth Changes
going to happen?
ZT: 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
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 Nature.
Q: 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 Earth Changes?
ZT: 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.