Archive for December, 2010

Old habits are hard to replace

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

QUESTION: Masters, I am wondering why whenever I seem to be getting my life on track and am truly happy, I relapse and use drugs? I don’t seem to have the urge to use, the drugs just fall in my lap. I know I am a light worker, trying to find my right path. Why does this keep happening? ~Shannon, USA

ANSWER: Let us examine the pattern of a habit. The human body and mind get in the ritualistic practice of doing something in a particular manner. With drug use, if the drugs are available, the body remembers how they make it feel and wants to consume them. With something extremely addictive, it is like a thirsty body craving water—there is a physical need for the drugs. The drug use becomes a belief system that tells the body it is all right to take the drugs.

We have talked repeatedly about belief systems that control a human. They can be personality characteristics such as confidence, or lack of self-worth, or the belief that one is stupid. These become part of your unconscious and control you until you erase or rewrite the formula. When you battle through the psychological need for the drugs, if you do not also delete or rewrite the pattern to use them, problems loom.

You worked on the physical addiction and somewhat on the psychological addiction, but you did not go into the unconscious and rewrite your belief system concerning your need for the drugs. You have to confront that belief, accept that it no longer has control, and tell yourself what your replacement belief system is going to be. You no longer have a need for the drugs, so you can hold them and not feel compelled to indulge. This issue will remain until you have deleted the belief coding that is under the surface.

Ex-wife gets all attention

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

QUESTION: Masters, my husband continues to see his ex-wife and carry out work for her, but when it comes to our home, he neglects it. He does not give me any support when I need anything done for me. He considers her first. He spends most of his time with her. ~Ravena, UK

ANSWER: Hello! Are you really looking at this situation with your eyes open? Your husband still cares very deeply for his ex. You were just a replacement for her when she no longer wanted to have anything to do with him. Now that he shows her attention, she wants him back. When they were together before, he treated her as he is treating you now, doing for everyone but her.

Your husband has this fascination for things that he supposedly cannot or should not possess. He is not aware of anyone’s feelings but his own. He likes to have women fighting over him—it makes him feel important. He lacks confidence in himself, and one way for him to think he is great is to have others in competition for him, even if it is just his ability to fix things.

This is who he is and he is not going to change. You can accept that and carry on or you can exercise your freedom of choice and throw him out. You are a beautiful, loving soul; honor yourself and do not allow yourself to be abused in this fashion.

Alice Bailey Books

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

QUESTION: Masters, thank you for working to spread light and loving wisdom to humanity. I wish to know the true origins of the Alice A. Bailey books, particularly those purported to be dictated by a ‘master of the spiritual hierarchy’, D.K. Much in the books resonates with me, but I find contradictions with other resonating teachings that leads me to question the authenticity of the source. Were they really written by a high initiate (termed ‘master’ in the books)? Was his understanding based upon a limited access to truth and/or influenced by his desires and beliefs? I have already formed a general intuitive opinion, but there seems to be a multitude of possible explanations from which I have difficulty choosing. ~Terrence, USA

ANSWER: Alice Bailey was recognized in the 1930s as a master of the occult, or hidden. She was a channel who was more or less possessed by D.K. or Djwhal Khul, known as the Tibetan. Bailey’s husband even acknowledged, toward the end, that he was uncertain who the person in his wife’s body actually was—there seemed to be such a merging. Bailey, through the insistence of D.K., compiled books of his pronouncements and created an arcane school and organization to enlighten people. She coined the term “new age,” implying the world was changing.

To answer your question about authenticity, the Tibetan himself was known to say his books were “sent to the world with no claim for acceptance, they may or may not be correct, true, or useful. It is for you to ascertain their truth by right practice and by the exercise of the intuition.” D.K. had an acknowledged agenda for the world changes to come, so his writings were definitely influenced by his own desires and beliefs.

Were D.K.’s ideas for human behavior right or wrong? That is for you to decide. Since judgment only occurs on planet Earth, that does say something about the hierarchy of this material not being from the higher dimensions where judgment does not exist. Evaluation of the lessons that could be learned is the only important thing.

There are two hurdles to authenticity or acceptance, if the material is channeled. How has the channeler done? Has the communication been influenced by the channeler’s own thoughts, or is it clear and unhindered? Secondly, has the message come at a time when the listener is ready to hear and use the information, or is it too basic or too complex? Does it even fit into the listener’s reality and journey? As we say of our own material, “Don’t accept blindly what we say, but take it in and see if it resonates with you. If it does, then accept it. If it does not resonate, either discard it or put it on the shelf and come back and visit it at another time.”