David Christopher Lewis Discourse
May 3, 2014 10:19–10:25 am MDT
Saint Germain's New Alchemical Formulas for Spiritual Success
Livingston Sanctuary of the Heart
The Alchemy of Communion
Another teaching that I received in preparing for this class was that Jesus demonstrated alchemy a number of times through something that occurred around a meal. There was the marriage at Cana, his first public miracle, in what we call the Holy Land, and he may have performed a number of miracles before that in the Far East. The masters have shared, and it was corroborated through the reading that we did during Steve Miller's Meru University course on the link between Jesus and Magda, that that marriage was really his and Magda's, even though it doesn't say that in the Bible.
There was the feeding of the five thousand, and there was the Last Supper, with the transubstantiation that occurred there. There was the incident in which Jesus, after his resurrection, performed the miracle at the sea whereby the disciples' nets were filled with fish, which Jesus cooked and shared with them on the shore.1 Before all of that, Jesus was tempted in the wilderness and the devil offered him bread. Jesus responded, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”2
All of these are aspects of alchemy that come under this umbrella of communion: dining, eating and drinking. The Master Omraam has shared a beautiful teaching about eating consciously—smelling the food, imbibing its essence, chewing it thoroughly to add into our mouths the necessary enzymes—really communing with the food as we eat it. I'm sure that I could do a lot better in this regard because I have a tendency to eat fast myself, which my family has always known.
What I'd like to say, though, is that this is alchemy, and we dine two, three times, sometimes more, per day. Just think if we could really infuse our eating experience with the transmutative fires of the violet light and make this experience sublime, as the Last Supper was. Jesus said, “Take, eat. This is my body, which is broken for you.”3 The Catholic Church and other churches use the Eucharist and the Mass as their reenactment of this sacred event. And very mystical things have happened in the Masses throughout the years with conscious priests and communicants who actually receive the spiritual essence of Jesus the Christ in this communion.
Although in The Hearts Center we don't normally have regular communion, as the churches have, we have the daily communion with our I AM Presence, the daily communion through the word that we offer through our prayers and decrees, and the daily communion of the ascended masters' teachings through their HeartStreams. If you desire to consecrate a meal in any way through prayer, you are reenacting this if you choose to imbibe the essence of Christic consciousness in your meal. Some of you may desire to actually go to Mass at a church or have communion in your home with the host or bread, and the wine or grape juice and reenact this directly. There's nothing wrong with that.
I see this as important for us to look at because there's more within this equation that I believe we can all discern, even beyond what the churches have found as to what Jesus was actually doing and saying at the Last Supper. And when we make every meal a form of communion, we do build community. Communion and community have the same root, and so for us to truly have a community of the Holy Spirit, we have to dine together, be together, eat together, discuss together, commingle with one another in this sacred tryst of light, as we do during our pot fortunes one Friday per month.
1. See John 21:1–14.
2. Matthew 4:1–4; Luke 4:4.
3. 1 Corinthians 11:24; Matthew 26:26.
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