Archive for December, 2011

Sleeping walking

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

QUESTION: Masters, I used to sleep walk as a child. I was wondering what is happening with our consciousness and body when we sleep walk? Is there some astral traveling going on or another entity using the body? ~Stephanie, USA

ANSWER: In more than 99% of sleep walking, the body is taking instructions from the conscious mind, which is assuming it is still awake and in total control of its body. In other words, you are acting out the dream sequences that your mind is mulling over. It does not occur as you see it in your cinema, with the body holding its arms straight out and walking like a zombie. Rather, the body is slowly pursuing some normal activity that the consciousness would direct were it aware of its surroundings. Your occurrences were such as these.

In astral traveling, part of the soul leaves the body behind and travels away from the physical. It goes places and in ways that the body cannot. The body remains in a sleep state and awaits the return of the soul’s awareness.

In fewer than 1% of instances, a discarnate—a soul that has left its own body but not returned home—may enter into another’s body and make it move around. In this case, the owner of the body would, on waking, be aware of a second occupant. Such a discarnate would not be a very powerful one; it would be able to take control of the body only when the original soul had gone into a sleep cycle.

Is there such a thing as manifestation?

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

QUESTION: Masters, I wonder if we can ask for anything through manifestation? Or, are the things we want and need here decided up front, and therefore the things we ask for in manifestation are needless because the things will come into our experience when we need them? ~Anne Kathrine, Norway

ANSWER: The process of manifestation is not going to the counter at the universal supply store and asking for what you want. Manifestation is changing a pattern. Take the way you have always looked at things, limited yourself, and thought negatively, and then change the way you program your thoughts, actions, and interactions so that you orient your path in a positive direction to complete your life’s tasks.

Your first restriction to getting everything you want is your choice of life lessons to experience while on Earth. The exact way to learn those lessons was not decided, so manifestation may help uncover what you need. If you chose to lead a life of poverty, no amount of manifestation will produce wealth unless you first learn all the aspects of poverty. Using manifestation to increase your awareness of your situation may help your understanding.

While you do have the situations you need to experience presented to you, all the answers are not provided unless you look and see. You are correct that the universe provides opportunities for you to fulfill your life, but they may come directly or circuitously. Manifestation can help bring you the most effective solution without your having to search through all the possibilities that are out there.

When you have manifested yourself as an individual who thinks and acts positively, all the negativity that confuses life is blown away and you can get down to the work of enlightenment. You can do this without manifestation, but you will have to dig through the garbage dump of Earth negativity to find any positive energy.

Affected by everything

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

QUESTION: Masters, I am attracted towards spiritual learning as well as worldly /materialistic pleasures. I need to have both. I am trying for it and I am getting both of it up to some extent. I am still not satisfied till now with what I have achieved. I always feel fear of some other type like death, disease, calamity & losing family members. Please guide me why I feel fear and how I can progress further. ~Rajkumar, India

ANSWER: It was decided that the soul would come to learn about lessons in a human body with all its marvelous nerve endings. Denying the materialistic pleasures would be saying they have no connection to the lessons you learn, which is not true at all. The lessons you learn, with their freedom-of-choice decisions for choosing your direction, are driven by your physical senses.

Fears and doubts, registered within your body by these very senses, are the signposts of your lessons. Learn why they exist and you will see what you came to learn. Ask yourself what you are feeling when you become aware of a fear. Then ask yourself why that feeling exists and where it came from. The origin is your lesson. It may be issues of self-worth, not understanding your connection to Source (that you never cease to exist), learning all about responsibility for yourself and not for others, or many other things.

Continue working as you have but push away any negativity that comes your way. If you fear a disease, you are saying it has strength in your life and you need to experience it. Do you really want that? Say: “Thank you, but I don’t need to experience that disease,” and then STOP thinking about it. This chases away the negativity and you can think positive thoughts about being healthy.