David Christopher Lewis (Inspired by Saint Germain)
May 3, 2014 10:50–11:19 am MDT
2014 Saint Germain Alchemy Seminar
New Alchemical Formulas for Spiritual Success
Livingston Sanctuary of the Heart
Sparking the Fire of Transmutation with the Breath
and through Decrees, Devotional Prayers and Meditation
Bringing the Teachings of the Great White Brotherhood to the Aquarian Age
through Blessings without Intercessors
David: We are inviting heartfriends from Mt. Shasta to show your face and to share your love with us and to say whatever you'd like for about ten minutes. Go ahead.
Participant: A couple of different things occurred to me as we were together a little bit ago, so I'll share those and also welcome the master to elaborate or comment on my comments. The first thing that I wanted to share is about the Holy Spirit. I've been studying mindfulness quite a bit with Thich Nhat Hanh's teachings. And when we mention the Holy Spirit, I like to have included the importance of the breath. We know that the sacred fire breath and the breath of the Holy Spirit are kind of synonymous—the Holy Spirit and the breath where we're given the breath of life and the Spirit is breathed into us and then we continue to breathe. So when we are seeking to be mindful and one with the Holy Spirit, it's wonderful to have reminders to follow our breath and to be conscious that sometimes it's important to pause and consciously breathe in and out. It reminds us of the importance of the within, too, and helps us transcend attachment to the without. So that's one thing, following the breath to be one with the Holy Spirit.
The other thing that I was thinking strongly about was the phrase “Yet in my flesh shall I see God.”1 Something that I shared in a little talk I gave here at Mt. Shasta involved a quote from the musical Les Misérables, based on the book by Victor Hugo. One of the highlights of the artistic work is when an individual says, “To love another person is to see the face of God.” I think, with our vision of holding the immaculate concept and seeing God in each other and in all things, it's a great reminder also to feel that love is truly the key, that love is the foundation of being able to see God in others and in all life. Thank you.
David: I could comment a little bit on the breath, but are they ready to talk again? [Response.] Okay, we'll let her talk first.
Participant: One of the things I really appreciated was David talking about Holy Communion, the Eucharist. For a long time I felt the need to have Holy Communion in my own home. I know we don't do that in The Hearts Center and I feel a loss of that. I oftentimes recommend for my patients rituals to help them move from place to place. Holy Communion is an important ritual for people that have a Christian background and there are other kinds of rituals that can help people move from one place to another.
Within my work, every week I'm with such different people, I'm dealing with all kinds of different situations, and Holy Communion helps me to come back to a place of Christ consciousness and remembering who I am, the Christ in me, communing with Jesus or the masters. I feel it's really important and I would really hope that maybe we could incorporate that into some of The Heart Center's activities because it is so powerful. Those are my comments.
David: I'd like to first comment on the breath. Remember when you were shown as a young person that to have fire or combustion requires three things. What are those three things? Heat, air (or oxygen), and fuel. The air is there. What is the substance, or the fuel, that is involved in higher alchemy? Anybody? [David repeats audience response:] “Love.” What's the fire, or the heat source? [David repeats responses:] “Passion.” “Love.” “The heart.”
Fire is the result of heat, air, and fuel (or substance). I think the heat source is, in part, the feeling that generates the heat; it's the friction. You have to have friction for heat sometimes, or molecules that are moving very quickly to create the friction that creates heat in order for it to generate the energy that then sparks to become fire.
So in addition to heat, air and substance, there is typically a kind of spark that's required, there is something that actually sparks the fire, like in internal combustion, where you've got a spark plug and you ignite it. Will the heat in the air, when there is substance or fuel present, automatically allow there to be combustion? Or what else is required—is it the spark?
Participant: I believe it requires a spark and I personally experience heat when I feel the Presence or a master closer to me. It's a dynamic experience in which I get really hot when I'm praying and I know that there's a higher presence there.
David: Okay. __________ said that in diesel it's compression; the ignition is triggered by the compression of air. You compress the air, which heats it up, and in turn the fuel is ignited and you get fire. Compression is the heat source. There's no spark plug in diesel engines.
Participant: I wanted to add a point of clarification about the spark versus the heat, and that actually the reason for the spark is the heat, because that spark ignites the fuel. Within that spark is the high temperature that is required to make the fuel ignite. And once that fuel ignites, even at that little place, it spreads throughout the whole mixture—if you're talking about an engine or fuel. Also, similarly, when igniting a campfire with paper, the spark is to get the heat up to the point where the fuel ignites.
David: So the heat really works with the spark. If you have enough heat with the fuel, it could just automatically start, right?
Participant: Exactly. Right. And conversely, as many of you may have discovered when trying to light fires, and as I discovered trying to light fires in a wood stove this winter, you can have the spark to get the initial fuel or kindling to ignite, yet if you don't have sufficient heat the fire will go out. The heat has to be there to support the ongoing combustion.
Participant: I think that love is the heat and the fuel is whatever is involved, and that what goes through the transformation is the fuel.
David: That's the way I see it too. To translate this spiritually, then, there is transmutation and burning through the action of our prayers, our decrees, and even in meditation where we may not have the spoken word, if it's silent meditation. The word itself is fire. Remember the sword, the “sacred word” going out of our mouths—there's fire going through our mouths when we speak and combustion is happening. And yet, we can also have oxygenation through meditation and there can be heat in meditation. The spoken word is actually a little bit more powerful in terms of combustion than just meditation, yet there can be combustion in meditation through air and through the mind. It's a different type of combustion, though.
For many people, in the West especially, it's easier to feel transmutation and the heat when praying with spoken words. At least for me, when I meditate I have to pray or give audible prayers to accelerate the feeling that generates the heat, whereas in meditation it's a different dynamic and I don't quite feel the heat there as much as I feel an airiness, and maybe that's just my practice. Some of you, I think, can meditate and generate the heat, like __________.
Participant: I can generate the greatest heat in silence and it goes down if I have to start opening my mouth and thinking, because it pulls me back a little bit more into my mental body, which kind of compromises everything. That's how it is for me.
David: I understand what you're saying. For me, though, the spark that ignites it is the devotion of a rosary prayer or a very devotional prayer; that sparks everything and then I'm literally on fire. For those of you who can generate that in silence, I emulate you, because meditation is a practice that I think for most people is more passive than active. Meditation is more listening, quieting, and therefore there is not necessarily the heat generated. Yet there can be, as __________ has explained.
As I'm observing most meditators across the Earth through Saint Germain's vision, though, meditation is a little bit more of a passive activity and they are not generating the internal heat that's generated during decrees. Now, that doesn't mean it's a bad thing; it's not bad at all, it's great. There is the airiness and the flushing out through the air element, which is higher mindfulness, that is also very important, because air and oxygen clears and cleans too. Heat and fire cleans and clears, and oxygen, as we know, clears and cleans. For many people, depending on the modality that works best for you, whether you engage more in meditation or in prayer or you have both as a concurrent practice, there can be the clearing and the cleansing more from oxygen or more from the fire. And of course we have water, too, which is also a clearer and a cleaner. We don't think of the earth so much as a cleanser and clearer, yet it too, in certain modalities, can cleanse—such as through mud packs and rubbing your skin with sand and other things that exfoliate it. All four elements are involved here.
In The Summit Lighthouse and at least early on in The Hearts Center, we have been engaged more in decrees. And many of you have generated such a momentum in decrees and prayer work that that is where you feel the fire and the point of transmutation. I encourage you to take __________'s lead and feel a different type of transmutation, which is another form of alchemy, through the oxygenation and this other aspect of combustion without necessarily the spoken word. When you can actually generate internal heat doing that, then no matter where you are you can live in eternality, one with God, because it doesn't require the spoken word. I see it almost as from the vantage point of the Buddhas and the higher Buddhic beings, an almost higher form of combustion than what we experience on Earth.
Participant: Something that helps me is that I love sitting quiet and I love nature. Those are the two things that can bring me to stillness instantly and I can feel that divine connection, and that is really special. One of the things that I've learned recently that really works for me is partially sound. I say “Ahhhhh,” and that sound, “ah,” is in the word God; the sound is there. And if I just do that twice, “Ahhhhh,” I literally feel the tension and the blocks drain out of my body so I have the space to welcome, to listen.
When I do that, I ask my spirit or my Higher Self, my soul, whatever you want to call it, “What is it that you'd like to tell me?” And then I just get really quiet and I get an answer. Once in a while my mind will try to get an answer in there, but I've learned to discriminate and hear the differences. And I know when it's coming from the Divine, because I'm filled with joy. Another thing that happens when you just go “Ahhhhh,” by the second time that you say “Ahhhhh,” even if you're depressed or you're worried about something, you start smiling and you can't stop. I just have to keep it simple and that sound really works.
David: And “Ah” is the tone of the heart, so that's great. Okay. Thank you. Anyone else at Mt. Shasta?
Participant: We're talking about the oxygenation of the breath, but I was thinking about the human aura book2 where it talks about photonic energy, and of course that's part of sun gazing. When you're sun gazing, you're breathing and you're also finding prana within the breath. My question is that oxygen is usually accompanied, especially in the context of sun gazing, by pranic energy within the oxygen or breath, and how does that tie in with photonic energy? So, my question is about pranic energy and photonic energy.
David: Okay, well, the master is saying that O3, ozone (which is O2, an oxygen molecule, with an added oxygen atom) is the closest thing to ether, or prana. Basically, O3 is a carrier, he's saying, of prana, or chi, or this etheric substance. We know that ozone is a great purifier and cleanser and that it's a more concentrated form of oxygen with an added oxygen atom. You can use ozone to clear your homes of smells and odors and things, and O3 and oxygen are used, like oxygen bleach, in cleaning clothes very well, et cetera. So oxygen is something that we can utilize in a greater way for ourselves physically and spiritually.
Now, in terms of pranic and photonic energies—the photonic is more directly linked to light. If you look up the word photo-, it has to do with light. I'm seeing pranic energy as more universal, in all space everywhere, whereas photonic energy is more concentrated through light particle emissions. There are light waves and there are photonic emissions that are more like the particle aspect of light, as I understand it.
Prana is kind of like akashic substance that's everywhere, whereas photonic energy is more specifically related to light particle emissions, as I'm seeing it through Saint Germain's eyes. So, photonic energy is more concentrated than pranic and it deals with light, whereas with prana, you can have light travel through prana, energy travel through prana—it's a different dynamic altogether. Prana is universal Mother substance throughout the cosmos, as I'm seeing it. So, hopefully that answers your question a little bit.
Now, in response to __________'s suggestion about Holy Communion, this came up quite a while ago and there are a few individuals that really thought we should have Communion all the time, every week. And the master's commentary had to do with the blessing and that Communion is a form of blessing. Jesus blessed the substance before he broke it and gave it to his disciples. So the master's commentary is that we're not just a Christian-based organization. We are Buddhic, we are universal, and we have to be careful that we're not perceived as being just or very Christian-based only.
What we can do, however, is to have meals where we consecrate the substance in a very conscious blessing, and we can call to Jesus, Melchizedek, Abraham and others to consecrate the food. We do this when we have our pot fortunes where we bless our meal together. So, what the master desired is that instead of us having the sacraments the way the Christians do, we have blessings which every person can do, not just a priest. Every individual can be involved. For example, instead of a baptism, we can have a water blessing. Instead of Communion, it's a food blessing or a meal blessing, which we can do all the time, every day when we eat. We don't just relegate it to once a week or during a Mass. In other words, every meal becomes sacred because we bless it, and that is communion, that is the Eucharist. There are other blessings—for instance, marriage blessings, the uniting of two individuals in love. That can be a sacred blessing experience and you don't necessarily have to have a priest or a minister be the one that's conveying the blessing. The parties can bless each other in that experience.
In The Heart Center movement we haven't formally developed what are called sacraments. We are a 501(c)(3) and we are a church. However, by making it so that every person can be engaged throughout their lives in blessing others, we have more universally brought the teachings of the Great White Brotherhood to the Aquarian Age, where we are all under our own vine and fig tree;3 we don't require an intercessor to bless us or to perform the sacred act of the Eucharistic feast. You can do this in your home, you can do it anytime, you can do it with others. And we should do it often. If people desire to have a formal type of Communion, that's okay; however, I see this as more liberating, because we're investing the same aspect of blessing in all of our meals. We're making it even more wondrous and wonderful by saying that we can do this at every meal and in every moment.
I honor your request, __________, and I know others have requested this. Do it when you feel called to do it. Be involved with Christians in the way that works for them, because you interact with them. And for any of us that interact with Christians in this way, we can partake with them and be in a space of centeredness and holiness and feel very deeply what this Communion experience is. It's just that formally within our Heart Center we're taking a more universal approach that incorporates the essence of all true religions and divine practices. And we don't desire to limit ourselves to looking just like a more Christian-based organization. I hope that brings understanding to you.
1. Job 19:26. [Yet in my flesh shall I see God.]
2. David Christopher Lewis, Advanced Studies of the Human Aura: How to Charge Your Energy Field with Light and Spiritual Radiance (Livingston, Mont.: Meru Press, 2013), available through The Hearts Center's online store, http://store.heartscenter.org, item #3200-1-0049, $16.95 plus shipping and handling.
3. Micah 4:4. The vine refers to the Higher Self, the fig tree to the causal body.
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