Archive for July, 2010

I will send the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth, and he shall guide you in all things.

July 23, 2010

John Van Auken | Inner Vision WILL POWER

http://www.edgarcayce.org/ps2/innervision_will_power_J_Van_Auken.html

The greatest commandment, greater than all the laws and prophets, is to love God with all our being and others as ourselves.

Of course, there are laws and realities that can make the loving choice difficult or even impossible.

For example, if Jesus so loved us, why did he go away?

Wouldn’t the more loving choice have been to follow Judas’ way, to overthrow Rome, liberate Jerusalem, and raise all of us into paradise?

From outward appearances it seemed so, but from inner truth it was not.

As Jesus explained to Peter when he said those hard words, “Get thee behind me Satan,” we often become stumbling blocks to ourselves and others, because we want to do things the way they appear best to man from a physical, material perspective.

But we must learn to see life’s decisions from a godly, spiritual perspective — the way God sees them.

This requires more than book knowledge, more than good intentions.

It requires a conscious sense of God’s guidance in our lives.

Despite the difficulties, getting in touch with God is key to realizing our full potential and purpose for existence.

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Jesus left because that was best for all of us. As he said,

“I go to prepare a place for you, that where I am there you may be also. But I will not leave you comfort-less.

I will send the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth, and he shall guide you in all things.”

How many of us seek this Spirit of Truth and its comfort and guidance?

And of those who have sought it, how many have returned to continue to develop the relationship and to improve the communication?

It’s a matter of will; choosing to do so.

In the midst of all of life’s activities and options, it takes will power to budget time each day to attune oneself to the Spirit of Truth, the Comforter, the Guide within — God, our spiritual parent, who loves us and seeks our companionship.

What is it that keeps us from seeking God’s companionship in our lives? Self.

Self’s constant interest in its own things, its own ideas, its own desires.

The only power capable of changing this is self’s will.

Using self’s will to subdue self’s will in order to attune to God’s will is the great way to heavenly consciousness and eternal life.

Set before us is a whole day of our own activities or a budgeted time in which we use our will to attune ourselves to God’s spirit and will.

Choose.

EDGAR CAYCE READING 5749-7

Excerpt

23. (Q) Explain the immaculate conception.

(A) As flesh is the activity of the mental being (or the spiritual self and mental being) pushing itself into matter, and as spirit – as He gave – is neither male nor female, they are then both – or one.

And when man had reached that period of the full separation from Creative Forces in the spirit, then flesh as man knows it today became in material plane a reality.

Then, the immaculate conception is the physical and mental so attuned to spirit as to be quickened by same.

Hence the spirit, the soul of the Master then was brought into being through the accord of the Mother in materiality that ye know in the earth as conception.

Edgar Cayce’s Story of the Essenes

http://www.edgarcayce.org/_ancientmysteriestemp/marywomeninthees.html

1. Cayce Foresees the Stock Market Crash of 1929. 2. World War II. 3. The Shifting of the Earth’s Poles Has Begun (Edgar Cayce prediction from 1936). 4. Convergence of Communications Companies. 5. There Was a Community of People Called the Essenes. 6. Blood as a Diagnostic Tool. 7. La Niña and El Niño Effect.

Sueños Andinos

July 17, 2010

Sueños Andinos

La música me transporta.

Feliz voy.

La tierra andina es mi madre. El cielo andino es mi padre.

Pero debo volver. Una vez más. A mi nuevo hogar.

Hasta que sea hora para mí. Vivir mi sueño andino.

http://www.4shared.com/file/190960823/d1b26990/01_Andean_Sikuri.html

http://www.4shared.com/file/190961486/ea91eb94/02_Sweet_Darling.html

http://www.4shared.com/file/190962772/7a9722f5/03_Titicaca_Lake.html

http://www.4shared.com/file/190963224/50f4d60b/04_Dreams.html

http://www.4shared.com/file/190963824/5d6353dd/05_Flower_Of_One_Day.html

http://www.4shared.com/file/190964229/b392920f/06_Tarpuy.html

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http://www.4shared.com/file/190964845/e1e9fc74/07_Hut.html

http://www.4shared.com/file/190965740/226328a3/08_Our_Town.html

http://www.4shared.com/file/190966493/1e3716e3/09_Silver_Paper.html

http://www.4shared.com/file/190967013/695b5352/10_Sad_Is_My_Heart.html

http://www.4shared.com/file/190967260/bc974041/11_Southeastern_Inka_Cueca.html

http://www.4shared.com/file/190968817/3846d6a5/12_Chokolulu.html

[Needed to put something up, so I can post some stuff here later.  Okay, then.]

An experience of our souls in primeval times

July 10, 2010

 

Sir Peter Paul Rubens (artist) Flemish, 1577 – 1640. The Meeting of Abraham and Melchizedek, c. 1626

According to the Cayce readings, the Book of Job was written by the high priest Melchizedek, the King of Salem (King of Peace, predecessor to the Prince of Peace), as a guide to all incarnate souls concerning Earth life.

 

The morning stars

by John Van Auken

http://www.edgarcayce.org/ps2/soul_life_morning_stars.html

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In the accompanying verses, God was demanding that Job search his heart for answers to some very strange questi ons, such as:

Where were you when the foundations of the Earth were laid out? To Job and to each of us today, this is a strange question indeed.

We feel so connected to physical life that how could we possibly have been anywhere when the foundations of the Earth were set!

But we were — a godly part of us, made in the image of the Creator.

According to this legend, on that first morning, flush with life — our young minds ablaze with wonder — we godlings began to explore the Cosmos.

As children do, we peered into the many mansions of our Father’s house and found wonders upon wonders.

Eventually, some of us came to this present solar system, with its beautiful star and nine planets.

Our first appearance here was not an incarnation, per se, because there were no human bodies then.

In that dawn we were minds in the breeze, voices in the wind — voices foretelling of the eventual coming of humanity.

With a youthful joy, we looked forward to entering this new realm and exploring its wonders.

Earth was not the only planet we visited, nor was the third dimension our primary level of consciousness. The universe was ours to enjoy.

By doing so, we would grow to become true companions to the Creator of the universe, who loves us and longs to enjoy our companionship.

In quiet moments we may sense the truth of this story.

As the psalmist wrote of us: “Ye are gods, all of you sons [and daughters] of the Most High,” Ps. 82:6.

How have we lost touch with this truth? How have we become so terrestrial, so temporary?

Where is our celestial, eternal nature, our mind that once flew through the Cosmos? Cayce says that it is still within us, waiting to be awakened!

He says that each of us can find it in the depths of sleep and dreams, prayers and meditations, and by letting God’s spirit flow into our physical lives and the lives of those around us.

This world has now become an important part of our soul growth.

Edgar Cayce – Mystical Egypt Part 1 ARE

Edgar Cayce – Mystical Egypt Part 2 Edgar Cayce’s ARE

Einstein once said: “The human mind is unable to conceive of the four dimensions. How can it conceive of a God, before whom a thousand years and a thousand dimensions are as one?”

Musica

Ralph Vaughan Williams

http://www.4shared.com/audio/yv0kIBc1/06_The_Lark_Ascending.html

‘To his Excellency General Washington’ By Phillis Wheatley

July 3, 2010

http://www.librarycompany.org/women/portraits/wheatley.htm

Phillis Wheatley was the first African American to publish and the first American woman to try to support herself through her writing.

After learning to speak, read, and write English with remarkable ease, Phillis Wheatley began to compose poetry, and the verse that made her reputation was an elegy for George Whitefield, a Methodist minister whom Phillis Wheatley had seen preach in Boston shortly before his death in 1770.

Her elegy, reprinted throughout the colonies and in London, earned her international fame.

As a female African American poet, she captured much attention, and her only published volume, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, appeared in 1773 with a foreword attesting to her talent signed by eighteen prominent Bostonian men and a portrait of the author sitting at her writing table with a pen in hand.

Regarding slavery, she wrote in a letter in 1774 that “in every human breast, God has implanted a Principle, which we call Love of Freedom; it is impatient of Oppression, and pants for Deliverance.”

She supported the American Revolution and admired political figures such as George Washington, with whom she corresponded.

Glenn Beck continued his “Founders Friday” series, this time with “Women of the American Revolution.”

http://www.dakotavoice.com/2010/07/women-of-the-american-revolution/

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A question from the audience came about Phillis Wheatley, who had been enslaved when she was 8 years old but was purchased by a Boston family and made a part of their family.  She wrote a poem called “To his Excellency General Washington,” and Washington invited her to his home as thanks for the poem.

Unfortunately the revisionists have fairly successfully darkened the reputation not only of the men of the revolution, but the women as well, replacing them with “heroes” like the racist eugenicist Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood.

It’s time we pushed ourselves away from the foul table of revisionism and came to terms with our American history–both the great successes and the failures.  Because for all our failures, ours is still the most noble, inspiring history in all the world.

http://rinabeana.com/poemoftheday/index.php/2010/03/02/to-his-excellency-general-washington-by-phillis-wheatley/

To His Excellency, General Washington
 

By Phillis Wheatley

Celestial choir! enthron’d in realms of light,
Columbia’s scenes of glorious toils I write.
While freedom’s cause her anxious breast alarms,
She flashes dreadful in refulgent arms.
See mother earth her offspring’s fate bemoan,
And nations gaze at scenes before unknown!
See the bright beams of heaven’s revolving light
Involved in sorrows and veil of night!

The goddess comes, she moves divinely fair,
Olive and laurel bind her golden hair:
Wherever shines this native of the skies,
Unnumber’d charms and recent graces rise.

Muse! bow propitious while my pen relates
How pour her armies through a thousand gates,
As when Eolus heaven’s fair face deforms,
Enwrapp’d in tempest and a night of storms;
Astonish’d ocean feels the wild uproar,
The refluent surges beat the sounding shore;
Or thick as leaves in Autumn’s golden reign,
Such, and so many, moves the warrior’s train.
In bright array they seek the work of war,
Where high unfurl’d the ensign waves in air.
Shall I to Washington their praise recite?
Enough thou know’st them in the fields of fight.
Thee, first in peace and honours,—we demand
The grace and glory of thy martial band.
Fam’d for thy valour, for thy virtues more,
Hear every tongue thy guardian aid implore!

One century scarce perform’d its destined round,
When Gallic powers Columbia’s fury found;
And so may you, whoever dares disgrace
The land of freedom’s heaven-defended race!
Fix’d are the eyes of nations on the scales,
For in their hopes Columbia’s arm prevails.
Anon Britannia droops the pensive head,
While round increase the rising hills of dead.
Ah! cruel blindness to Columbia’s state!
Lament thy thirst of boundless power too late.

Proceed, great chief, with virtue on thy side,
Thy ev’ry action let the goddess guide.
A crown, a mansion, and a throne that shine,
With gold unfading, WASHINGTON! be thine.

Drawing of Nancy Ward by George Catlin

Nancy Ward: Beloved Woman of the Cherokee

Nanye-hi (ᎾᏅᏰᎯ: “One who goes about”), known in English as Nancy Ward (c. 1738–1822 or 1824) was a ghigau, or beloved woman of the Cherokee nation, which meant that she was allowed to sit in councils and to make decisions, along with the other Beloved Women, on pardons. She believed in peaceful coexistence with white people.

Nancy Ward and the Revolutionary War

During the Revolutionary War, the Cherokees were divided on the issues of helping the British and whether force should be used to expel American settlers on Cherokee land. Nancy’s cousin, Dragging Canoe, the son of Attakullaculla, wanted to side with the British against the white settlers. Ward, however, spoke up in favor of supporting the American settlers.

In May 1775, a delegation of Shawnee, Delaware, and Mohawk emissaries traveled south to help the British win the support of the Cherokees and other tribes. That July, the Chickamauga Cherokee band of the Tennessee River Valley led by Dragging Canoe began attacking white settlements and forts in the Appalachians and in isolated areas of Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia. In retaliation, state militias destroyed Cherokee villages and crops. By 1777, the militias would force the Cherokee to give up some of their land.

In July 1776, Ward warned white settlers on the Holston River and on the Virginia border that the Cherokees were planning an attack. Later, she saved the life of a captured white woman who was about to be executed. The white woman’s husband was William Bean, reportedly a friend of Daniel Boone and a captain in the colonial militia. Ward and Mrs. Bean developed a friendship during the time that Mrs. Bean remained with the Cherokees, and Ward learned about dairy farming from her. Apparently out of gratitude, Ward’s village was spared from being razed when the frontier militia made its way through Cherokee lands.

Meanwhile, Dragging Canoe and his band continued to attack American settlements with arms supplied by the British. Finally, in 1778, Colonel Evan Shelby and 600 men invaded Dragging Canoe’s territory. The result was that Cherokee resistance from that point forward was limited to minor conflict.

In 1780, Ward provided American soldiers with advanced warning of a another Cherokee attack, and tried to prevent retribution against the Cherokees by the whites. According to Felton, Ward even arranged to have a herd of her own cattle sent to the hungry militia. Nevertheless, the North Carolina militia would again invade Cherokee territory, destroying villages and demanding further land cessions. In the ensuing battle, which Ward had tried in vain to stop, she and her family were captured by the Americans; she was eventually released and allowed to return to her home in Chota.

In July 1781, Ward helped negotiate a peace treaty between the Cherokees and the Americans. The signing of the treaty freed the Americans to move a detachment of troops to fight with George Washington’s army against the British General Cornwallis in the final battle of the American Revolution.

He said, “What’s the matter Brother Wolf? Can I help you?” wa-ya cried, “I can’t open my eyes. Oh, please help me to see again.” U-wo-di-ge tsi-s-qua said, “I’m just a little brown bird but I will help you if I can.” Wa-ya said, ” u-wo-di-ge tsi-s-qua, if you can help me to see again, I will take you to a magic rock that oozes red paint. We will paint your feathers gi-ga-ge.”

Citico Creek & Tanasi

The Monument reads:

“The site of the former town of Tanasi, now underwater, is located about 300 yards west of this marker.

Tanasi attained political prominence in 1721 when its civil chief was elected the first ‘Emperor of the Cherokee Nation’.

About the same time, the town name was also applied to the river on which it was located.

During the mid-18th century Tanasi became overshadowed and eventually absorbed by the adjacent town of Chota which was to the immediate north.

The first recorded spelling of Tennessee as it is today occurred on LT. Henry Timberlake’s map of 1762.

In 1796, the name Tennessee was selected from among several as most appropriate for the nation’s 16th state.

Therefore, symbolized by this monument, those who reside in this beautiful state are forever linked to the Cherokee heritage.”