Archive for July 10th, 2012

Spiritual teaching and A Course in Miracles

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

QUESTION: Masters, I wonder why there are so many different spiritual teachings available now. The most serious ones do not claim to be “the only one” or have “the right answers” – most of them have the same basis, with just a little difference between them. Many of them talk about that we are here on Earth to live out our tasks, and then return to Source. But what about A Course in Miracles? There it`s all about forgiveness? No matter what we are here to learn? ~Anne, Norway

ANSWER: Your world was once a place where communication was conducted face to face, and those living great distances away never knew of your existence. Now news media, radios, televisions, and particularly the Internet, make those on the other side of the planet your neighbors. Travel has allowed people you would never have met to come visit in your locale and share their beliefs.

With the large amount of information available now, it is hard for someone to try to teach a system of religion or spiritual beliefs that the masses aren’t easily able to  question, or that is inapplicable to the needs of people today. The masses are now very educated and not gullible at all. Most importantly, you have learned about your freedom of choice, and can think and decide what you want as pieces of your reality.

In the past, religious teachings were the only way an illiterate population learned anything, and they were used as a means of controlling the populace. Most of the rules were constructed by the hierarchy to achieve their desires. The people felt comfortable because they knew what was required of them and they didn’t have to take responsibility for their lives. Both sides were fairly content.

Spirituality is a means for you to understand why you are here, connect with the unconditional love of Source, bring past-life learning forward, and establish the belief system that feels right to you at any time. If the various systems you’re thinking about are based on reincarnation and the journey of the soul, they will have the same features.

A Course in Miracles (ACIM) was originally channeled material that came at a time of transition away from organized religion. The material has been somewhat modified to fit the circumstances of editors and publishers. Forgiveness is an Earth concept that arises from the duality of positive and negative choices. Spirituality directs you to leave the negative completely and go into the positive of self-love. ACIM is a stepping stone to prepare some for their first big leap away from negativity.

Putting pressure on oneself

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

QUESTION: Masters, both my wife and I became Catholics 12 years ago. But we have remained very open to the universal religion of love and compassion. In the last six months we have gotten more serious about our spirituality. My wife does some meditation and has been getting visions of Eastern deities (e.g., Ganesha). Are we moving in the right direction? And the last one year has been very straining in our finances. We hardly make ends meets. ~Patrick, Singapore

ANSWER: Organized religions are very important in your world to help those who have not fully accepted that they can make their own choices to get some stability in their life. Take each precept from the religion, and from your life, and see if it feels like it resonates with you; if it does, keep it; if it does not, let it go with thanks for having aided you in your travels.

We have always told our listeners that you are exactly where you need to be in your life at the time you are there. This is your trip and it is a solitary journey for each soul. No two trips will be the same; they may parallel another’s if you are living together, but they are still unique.

We suggest that you may get a firmer idea about the possibilities before you if you accept the nature of your being. You are a piece of Source and, as such, are all powerful, all magnificent, and all creative. After you reach acceptance, act on your belief, knowing that you may use those abilities to bring to you what you need and desire in this life. Then become the power and manifest a reality for yourself.

Your thoughts and words are extremely powerful. You have been sabotaging your finances by bringing up the lack that has been in your life. When you fixate on a condition, your energy sends out the message and the universe thinks that what you think is what you want—hence little money. See yourself with sufficient money and withdraw any thoughts of lack from your mind and conversation.

Getting out of the negative

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

QUESTION: Masters, I have an acquaintance with a social media account and she calls herself a channeler of her masters. She has many followers with most of her postings directed in a negative way, such as claiming that the world is coming to an end. She is focused in very dark energies and thinks she is the only one who’s right. I told her one time that her messages are coming from somewhere other than higher beings, but she didn’t like it very much. In her defense she told me that I’m not even close to being a master, and that she is the one with all the answers. I left things like that. In my heart I know the answer and everything is based upon LOVE, Love is the answer. Why is she always in the drama? Her journey is really nice, but I consider she is coming from a place dominated by her ego. ~Cata, USA

ANSWER: You are wise to see a problem with someone caught up in negativity. The Masters, Angels, Archangels, and all beings of the light do not spend any time in the negative. Humans spend most of their time there, unless they are working to understand life lessons and moving toward enlightenment and unconditional love.

Negativity is the default setting of human beings. If you enter a room where there are a number of people and listen to their conversations, 99% of them will be about negative things: pain, illness, difficult relationships, lack of finances, and anger. In that same room if you bring up something positive, like a beautiful sunrise you saw that morning, the talking will stop; they will stare at you and then ignore you.

All people create the reality in which they choose to live. Your acquaintance gets a lot of reinforcement from those who feel at home in negative thoughts. This gives her the power that she craves. Control dramas, in the form of arguments, allow her to take additional energy from others, increasing her sense of being in control. Since she is creating that reality, she is the only one who is right about what it contains. Her ego is the ruler of her kingdom.

Be glad she wants to exclude you from this negative world; it does not consist of any masters or beings of the light. Learn to love yourself more and you will never be drawn into anything like this again. Love is the universal energy.