Archive for September 16th, 2014

Expression of past in present

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

QUESTION: Masters, we talk about reincarnation and how we sometimes bring a residual effect from an old life into our current life. My nephew is now 7 and has been infatuated with the Titanic since we can remember; he is able to quote you numerous facts and he chose this subject himself. He is petrified of swimming and this is creating issues of anxiety as he is expected to have these lessons as part of his learnings at school. At home we have tried to introduce him to water very slowly with no pressure, however there is no breakthrough. I wondered whether one of his past lives was connected to the Titanic. Also when a person brings a great fear from a past life into this, how at a young age without the understanding of a past lives can you overcome these fears. ~Sammy, UK

ANSWER: Your nephew was on the Titanic. He was a young immigrant traveling with his family. They were caught below decks and drowned. His last conscious thoughts from that time were of struggling to stay afloat and choking on water.

He had difficulty, at first, letting go to allow himself to pass over completely into the light of Home. He haunted the decks of the sunken ship for several of your Earth years looking for his parents and siblings. Paddling in water brings memories of frustration, fear, and desperation.

He is not too young to benefit from guided meditation and/or hypnosis. He can be asked to explore his fear of water and to go back to the first time he ever experienced it. This is not the only life where this fear has surfaced. He may have to visit a couple of lives to remove his fear. This can be done by asking him to use the knowledge he now has of the ability to swim, and the realization that he can do it if he lets go of the thought he can’t.

Having him view pictures, movies, or clips of little boys swimming for recreation, enjoyment, and competition before guiding him to his own past will give him more confidence in the ability of someone his age to be successful. Taking him to places where he can walk on a pier or embankment near water, and being in a boat on the water, will also help him learn to relax.

Start with guiding him through visualizations. First do it with one of his favorite hobbies or interests where he can see himself performing. Then move on to wading in a cool lake when it is extremely hot. After this has been done a number of times, when he is relaxed, take him to a place where he can wade. Relax him and have him remember what he did while he had his eyes closed and imagined the scene.

Jumbled life lessons

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

QUESTION: Masters, I sometimes find it hard to separate the voice of my intuition from the voices of my ego, my mind and my feelings. Lately I’ve had a hard time opening up and letting my guard down. Falling in love makes me feel petrified with fear of potential heartache, betrayal and humiliation and makes me want to run away. It brings with it the difficulty to trust another person and to let go of the need of being in control all the time. How can I learn to trust and stop dragging my past hurt with me and to give a relationship a chance to work without being too dominating or the opposite – cold and reserved? ~Karin, Finland

ANSWER: You are in the midst of a cyclonic maelstrom of emotions originating from your life lessons. Your concern about the origin of your voices stems from not wanting to have to listen to anything that is approaching you. Your life is a mass of fears and doubts and nothing seems friendly.

You first have to examine the lessons: betrayal, abandonment, lack of confidence and respect for yourself, all overlaid by the sense that no one is ever telling you the truth. You feel everyone is out to hurt you and that is what you deserve. You put up barriers so that no one can get through; the barriers may be indifference, fear, or striking out to chase people away so you don’t have to deal with them.

Your solution to all these problems is accepting who you are. Accepting that you are as good as everyone else, and people can hurt you only when you allow them to affect you. You are constantly living in the past, redoing all your past experiences and believing that nothing has changed. And nothing has changed because you have not allowed it to. You are clinging to what you have known, and you fear that the unknown will be worse than the past.

Within the power that you possess is the ability to bring to you what you need to experience. Since you have already lived through all these hurtful things, you don’t have to go through them again. Stand up and acknowledge that they happened and you learned you don’t need them in your life, so you can now move on to something else.

Create what you desire to be your future. The voices you talk about are your lessons coming to you through ego, higher self, and acquaintances’ words. Make the controlling voices yours. Decide what you want to see and do. When you deviate from the plan, tell yourself to return to it. Believe you are the creator and manager.

Baird Spalding’s New Thought works

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

QUESTION: Masters, Reading “The Life and Teachings of the Masters of the Far East” (Part 1, 2 and 3), I got somewhat confused by reading the several backgrounds of its writer Mr. Spalding. Some say that his writings are (mostly) fiction and that he never has been in the presence of the people he is referring to. The book continuously refer to Source (God) and invite the reader to turn to and rely on Source permanently and by doing so uplifting one’s frequency to higher levels of being. This sounds all very plausible to me. Could Masters acknowledge and / or comment on the fiction issue involved, if so? ~Wim, The Netherlands

ANSWER: During the time of Mr. Spalding, it was common to bring new thoughts on spirituality from Eastern lands into the West. Mr. Spalding never physically made the trip mentioned in his books. He never spoke with the Masters he refers to in his books in human form. That does not mean he never received information on the concepts contained in his writings from learned ascended masters.

Spalding’s interest in these teachings began with his membership in a group called New Thoughts, which began in the San Francisco area in the 1920s. He found a heartfelt connection to the teachings and wanted to share the materials with the world to show humans a new way to appreciate and understand their journey on Earth.

Being a writer, he understood the appeal to American readers of information from a human source originating in a mysterious, under-visited land. He took the teachings he obtained from the organization, plus help he received through his meditations, and wrote his books.

In other words, he did speak to, or was counseled by, ascended masters from the nonphysical world via channeling. Fearing that channeling was seen to be carnival fodder, he chose the travel story instead. He was renowned as a teller of tall stories, but that was never associated with his writing until after his death.

The importance of these writings is in the understanding the reader can glean from the words. The origin, fact or fiction, matters little; what matters most is the impact on the soul. These words open the vibration of the human body to a taste of the enlightenment of the unconditional love of Source.

The implementation into one’s life of these beliefs is at the discretion of the reader. You can take what you need and leave the rest.