David Christopher Lewis (Inspired by Beloved El Morya)
October 16, 2012 7:18–8:05 am MDT
Livingston Sanctuary of the Heart
Darshan with El Morya
Staying in Harmony in Times of Challenge; Discerning the Voice of Spirit;
Living as Sovereign, Divine Beings; Divine Thinking, Feeling and Willing
David: El Morya would like to answer one or two darshan questions today. If you have a question for him that relates to today, to what's going on in the world, to what we require for our spiritual path, you can e-mail it to the address on the broadcast page.
Question: Beloved El Morya, what are some ways that one can stay in God-harmony during times of such challenges, especially emotionally? Thank you. And how can one have proper discernment when hearing or perceiving mixed messages in one's world and being when requiring an answer, solution or divine direction to a situation?
David: El Morya says that there is a stream of consciousness that we can all abide in that is the field of God's being. And in this field of God-beingness we are safe and secure. We are in balance. We are in harmony. We magnetize this field by our conscious choice through the way we experience life by our attitude—so that's one of the first components—and also by our resolve. And through the grace of God, this field may be maintained by our constancy. So, through a positive attitude, through our resolve and, by the grace of God, through our constancy on the path. All of these components are essential to both create in our world and maintain a sense of connectedness to our Source, and thereby have the balance, the harmony that we require at all times.
There are interruptions to the flow of this field through all manner of inconsistencies in our life—when our attitude goes awry, when we get angry or whatever, when we lack resolve and will and the virya of our consciousness to maintain this state of grace and harmony, and through a lack of constancy in some way. So, the constancy is one of the keys, because when we do our spiritual work on a daily basis, the angels come into our presence, the masters are there overshining us, we are suffused in this stream of God-identity, and there appears within our lives this beautiful grace of God that supports us, upholds us in a certain buoyancy and a beatific attitude of gratitude and joy and harmony that is our natural state as children of God, as sons and daughters of God. So, to return to our natal state of feeling that we are one with the universe, that we are loved, appreciated and that we are worthy, capable of performing our spiritual duties and what we know we have come onto this Earth to do, all of this supports the maintenance of harmony and balance.
Now, if we find ourselves out of balance and out of harmony, retuning ourselves by being in nature is key. Nature itself brings us back into balance through our being outside in the sun, in the fresh elements under the canopy of heaven. And by the grace and power of the Holy Spirit we breathe deeply and we can come back into that alignment state of our natural equipoise and the harmonics of our soul one with our Source.
So El Morya says to spend as much time as possible in nature, walking in nature, walking in forests and parks and groves among the trees and around plants, because they effuse the particles of solar energy that they incorporate as a part of their life cycle and their life mission. All of these particles are effused into the atmosphere, and when we breathe them in around plants, around trees, it is healing and it is rebalancing. If we're cooped up in a house all day long, or in an office without plants, without some sort of a natural setting, we are not breathing in those solar essences from the natural world that do naturally bring us into a state of balance and of harmony. So this is one of the key components.
Another key is a time of silence and stillness that affords us communion with the Spirit, getting to know ourselves more deeply and understand who we are, and resolve the issues that at times play upon our beings through the dynamics of our lives that are challenging—challenges of jobs, challenges of relationships, challenges of interactions with people that don't understand us or that are not spiritually inclined, as we are, on a path of light.
You may have a job that is challenging because you have to rub elbows with and be around people that are not focused on their spiritual path. When you have these types of situations, you have to retreat into silence and into stillness whenever possible, and take moments of time, snippets of eternity within the soundless silence of stillness, to afford you this dynamic of healing yourself and bringing stability and balance back to your world.
Now for the second part of the question: How can you discern the various voices and directions that you may be receiving to do something or not do something, or take one course of action or another? Breathe deeply and accept the Holy Spirit's truth and conveyance of gnosis, or divine knowledge or wisdom, to you directly through your Higher Self, through the crystal cord to your Holy Christ/Buddha Self, and into your conscious mind. Accept that you have the ability to discern by the grace of God and the power of the Holy Spirit. To allow the Holy Spirit to teach you and to really be with you, you have to learn to breathe in the Holy Spirit's vitality and love and light.
Recently I shared that only 20 percent of the people in our Hearts Center, according to the master, were using conscious breathing, pranic breathing, on a regular basis to improve themselves and to prepare for the Lake Titicaca pilgrimage,1 et cetera. When I spend time deep breathing, I receive all kinds of intuitive inspirations because I am respiring, or engaging in respiration, and through that respiration with the Holy Spirit I am being inspired.
Sometimes we have fast breathing [demonstrates]. This doesn't afford us the option of being, so to speak, in a compliant state of grace with the Holy Spirit's presence in our midst. Energetically we're over-engaged in thought processes that take us away from this divine pool and resource of inspiration and clear thinking, clear knowing, clear understanding. To return to this state of clarity it is essential that we breathe deeply and allow the Holy Spirit, from deep within us, to effuse the truth and what it best for us in a given situation to make right choices.
Once you've made your choice, act on it. Don't second-guess yourself. And there may be a number of good choices in a given situation. Some may be a little better than the others, but the key is not to get down on yourself if you find that you've made a choice that maybe later doesn't seem the most optimal choice. You made your choice, you did your best. Move on and just improve and don't worry about it. Don't condemn yourself.
Now, when it's a major life decision, seek the guidance of the ascended masters through calling to a master, meditating with that master, the master of your choice. When you have a deep connection with a true master, an ascended master, and you spend enough time to make that strong connection, then you have to trust what comes into your higher mind through your mental body through that guidance, and then act on it. And again, once you act don't second-guess; just do your best and don't worry.
Worry and anxiety are pressures of modern living that we can learn to conquer through love and through pranic breathing and connection with the Holy Spirit, the master says. Worry and anxiety stop the flow of inspiration, guidance, intuition and benevolence. Many of us have so many projects we are engaged in that it seems at times that it's difficult to focus on one, get it done and move on to the next. We are juggling constantly all manner of issues and projects and situations. Try not to multitask too much. Focus on one thing at a time until you feel the resolution fully in your being. This is important. Then move on.
If you get interrupted, lay it aside for a little while, and then feel the mustering of all of the energies that you've put into that project returning when you are able to return to it to finish and complete the cycle. I've had to lay aside many projects. There's one that I am engaged in right now that I know is absolutely essential to complete. And yet I have all kinds of other things going on that are also essential. Yesterday I spent half of my day talking to Heartfriends on the phone, and it was important for me to connect with them because people were burdened, people were requiring some support, some prayerful help. So that was a lot of my day yesterday. There are days that don't go as we originally plan them. So long as you are breathing deeply and allowing God to move through you and work through you, just allow the inspiration, the power of the Holy Spirit to command your cells and your being to do those things which are essential, and it will be so.
A key here, though, is not to get down on ourselves, not to feel anxiety, discord, inharmony, or frustration that things are not as they should be, that people aren't living up to our expectations, that they are not doing their best, that we are the ones that are always focusing and striving and other people aren't meeting us in the middle. Allow people to be who they are and to work at their pace, because God knows their pace. Their Higher Self knows their pace. And we can't impel or compel them to do what we feel is the way something should be done, or how it should be done, or when it should be done. We have to give people space, the space and the grace of the Holy Spirit to accomplish what God desires through them in God's timetable through the vehicle of their lives.
Thank you for this question, because it brought out many more things that we can all learn from. And many of us have been challenged lately by the dynamics of some of our interactions with people, our communication, and it's really a time to reassess, to step back, to allow people to be empowered to be who they are without our overarching, almost dominating mental minds trying to coerce things to be a certain way. And I've found this in myself. I've had to return to a state of equipoise and inner peace, to simply let God be within everyone the way that God desires life to be.
El Morya has one other comment regarding this question. When you're given a choice of two different courses of action to take, typically when you see the one that is a little bit more challenging and requires you to make a leap in consciousness and faith and move into a mode of action where you have to step it up, typically, the master says, that's the choice to make rather than taking the easy route, one that doesn't afford you the opportunity to learn something, to grow, to expand your horizons.
El Morya, of course, is an intrepid master, and he desires those who are willing to experience new things to challenge themselves, to discover who they are, to discover what the universe is all about, and to apply the principles of light, love and the virtues of God in action. He is a master of movement, action, thrust and will.
So, if there's an opportunity for you to learn something, to take new courses, to decide to be attentive to the disciplines of the Spirit, to go on a pilgrimage and to do what it takes to earn the money, or to challenge yourself to do some miraculous thing, those are the decisions that you will learn the most from when you make them and you decide, “I am going to do this thing that no one thought could be done and that will challenge me to become a better me.” I hope that helps also in decision making.
If we choose to “stay in bed,” or to do the same thing that we've been doing for weeks, months, years to abide in normalcy, then that's what we'll become—a normal, regular type of guy or gal in a civilization that's crumbling. The master desires intrepid initiates, those who desire through adeptship to master themselves and to move into higher consciousness. So, assess yourself. See where you are compromising your divinity by a sense of lack, lack of self-worth, lack of the ability or the requirements to do new things miraculously and with drive and with intention. And then set a new course for yourself. Do a new treasure map. Challenge yourself.
You will feel better about yourself and about life when you set the bar higher. Not too high, and yet not too low, but high enough to make progress. And sometimes to set a high bar too, over time gradually getting to a new level of awareness or discipline to meet your goals. Those who set the bar too low for themselves never really succeed in life, because they're not moving forward and impelling divine progress through their beings by the virya of their soul.
Question: Obama has been said to be kind of arrogant. How can one discern when one's willpower to succeed turns into an unreal effort to achieve something that's not rightfully ours to achieve? Rudolf Steiner once said that a well-balanced person is a thinking, feeling, willing being. Is there something that goes beyond thinking, feeling, willing that we need in this modern age?
David: I won't comment directly on Obama, but I think that in America today, in the United States of America, there is a societal norm of seeking success and victory and of proving the point of one's identity in the face of opposition, in response to environment or situations or upbringing, which, if not appropriated by God's grace and by the harmonics of a life lived to glorify God, can engage the ego to the point of self-destruction and the interposition of one's will on the world that can really be problematic. Many politicians of today have a very heightened sense of their identity and of their ego, because at some level, either consciously or unconsciously, they desire to live in the limelight, to be well thought of, to be liked and appreciated, when maybe in their youth or in past lives there were dynamics of relationships where they were not.
If you study the lives of various leaders, probably mostly after their lives are over, and you see the decisions they've made based on their upbringing, the influences of their parents, their teachers, their education, everything, you can see the processes that were involved in the way that they lived, the decisions they made, their outlook. And all of these dynamics come into play in a very interesting way to allow the soul to grow, to expand, and to resolve the core issue of life and to work toward freedom, divine liberty and unity.
The perspectives of different parties come into play in all this. And unfortunately in today's modern era and politics as it is today, there is not the playing field of harmony and balance to the point where things get done in a very chivalric way with respect, honor and integrity. All kinds of forces compel politicians to do this or to do that; and money, as we know, is a key factor. The ego is problematic. And when the ego is unchecked and given greater power to influence man—and it is through politics today and the way that our political system is—it can be dramatically influential in changing the course of a nation or a society. And that course may not always be good.
In some cases, the divine ego working through an individual like Abraham Lincoln or George Washington can be supremely beneficial to humanity to encourage a new way of freedom and a new spiritual life. Look at Gandhi. These examples are few and far between. And unfortunately, those who rise to positions of power typically are there because they have misused power in past lives and they are there to receive opportunity to balance their misuse by righteous guidance and by being servant leaders and caring for and serving their constituents and the people as a whole.
And it's part of the dynamic that the Karmic Board has to deal with, of allowing these people to be in positions where they have these opportunities. And yet, if they continue in the ways that they have performed in the past and in past lives, there could be, literally or virtually, the destruction of civilization. If Hitler were allowed to come back and do what he did again, with the greater technologies of today, think what the results could be. It could be treacherous and diabolical.
So we have to pray for our leaders to be constrained by the will of God, the higher dynamics of higher law, even beyond human law, which in some cases is fairly just but not always. And the laws of our land today are not completely just. Our laws allow abortion and all manner of chicanery and the interposition of government upon our lives that is detrimental to the soul and its ability to experience the initiatic path.
When I was in Washington, D.C., one of the masters chided some people for getting food stamps. And I found out later that there were at least three people in that audience in Baltimore that got food stamps. Now, why did this happen through me? Well, because I believe that when you accept that you are in need on a continual basis, over months and years, for food stamps, you are giving your power away. You are saying, “I am not good enough, I can't earn the income to do what I have to do to feed myself.” You become a blight on society, a product of the State.
I encourage people to see the movie Atlas Shrugged, an adaptation of Ayn Rand's book, when it comes to your area. I think you'll be surprised at how this book, written many years ago, in many cases is coming true, with the totalitarian type of overbearing matrix that is set upon society today, where we don't even know we've lost our freedom. We don't even know that we are becoming products of the State rather than self-conscious and sovereign divine beings who have a will to work out our salvation by God's grace through a conscious life.2
So, I look beyond politics, I look beyond parties to the unity of divinity under God. And when we can move in this field of beingness, we bring into perspective the truth. We allow heaven to move through earth and the lives of men and women and children, to bring about a new society, a golden-age civilization that is beyond what we currently have. The United States had the opportunity in the beginning to be, really, a divine golden-age culture if we lived by the Golden Rule and what was set up by our Founding Fathers. But all kinds of manipulations entered the scene, and the banking systems and the government itself have become a blight on society. And now people are wanton and they don't know themselves and they use the system to their own ends.
We should be serving humanity rather than demanding that a government and a society serve us, or demanding that the rich feed the poor. The rich should naturally help the poor. But the laws of the land shouldn't mandate it to the point where those who have greater abundance are stripped of their abundance through high taxation, because the have-nots will always be there,3 as Jesus said, and some people are simply lazy and don't desire to work, and work hard, to earn what they require in order to have a balanced life. We have to teach them from early childhood, and even from deep within the womb, the principles and values that are divine and righteous. And when people have the right guidance from early childhood, then they will naturally live according to cosmic law, and we won't have these systems that are put in place that make people dependent on society and one another.
So, the second part of your question, did that get answered or do you want to repeat it?
Question: It is about Rudolf Steiner. As you might know, one of his basic tenets is that a balanced person is a thinking, feeling, willing person. Now, that was formulated in the beginning of the last century. Now that we are in the beginning of the twenty-first century, is there something that goes beyond being a thinking, feeling, willing person in this modern age?
David: Yes, it is one who cognizes through the heart-mind connection and by the power of the will, higher consciousness and the new Solar reality that is being given birth to upon Earth. And all of this happens through intuition, through inner guidance, through higher understanding of the virtues of God that are ours to claim, to use and to outpicture. The Virtues classes4 that we're having are very essential for us to attend and to embrace and to learn from, because we are the wayshowers of God's virtues within this movement and other ascended master movements of light. We have to prove that people can be virtuous and embrace these divine qualities through their wonderful and beautiful lives and examples of spiritual beings.
And when mankind sees heroes and heroines of the light, and those who employ these gifts of the Spirit5 in beautiful works, artistic renderings, architectural miracles and divine music, et cetera, all of these, they will be inspired to be better. And then we move from just thinking, feeling and willing humanly to cognizing, emoting and being in the virya state of our divinity through a higher aspect of the threefold flame than what Steiner was mentioning. In other words, it's not human thinking, feeling and willing; it's divine thinking, feeling and willing.
Steiner knew this, and I think he attempted to bring a new culture into existence through the scientific methods that he employed through the schools that were eventually founded based on his methods, and through education, through anthroposophy, through biodynamic gardening, through the Waldorf school systems and methodologies.
And we can take it to the next step and utilize everything that we're learning by helping our children, because that's the key for the next generation. So, the children can be taught about the threefold flame within their hearts. They can be taught how to employ love, wisdom and power through the mind, the hands and the heart to bring the kingdom of God upon Earth. That's the long answer, I guess. Thank you for both of those insightful questions.
1. “A Sacred Journey to Peru and Lake Titicaca,” December 14–22, 2012.
2. Philippians 2:12, 13.
3. Matthew 26:11; Mark 14:7; John 12:8.
4. See “144 Virtues: Embodying the Virtues to Transform Ourselves and the World in 2012 and Beyond,” a free 12-session class sponsored by Sanat Kumara and originally delivered January 25 through December 26, 2013, available online in the Hearts Center's 2012 Courses Archive.
5. 1 Corinthians 12:4–11.
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