Oh, Agia Mati Sage (which means Spiritual Thought of Wisdom), grant us the guidance we need as we continue to form our Ekklesia according to the Holy Will of Dea. Blessed are You.
[Please note that I have returned to my Filianic roots and so past posts may not reflect current positions. I wish to publicly thank Race MoChridhe, of http://apronstrings.racemochridhe.com, for his recent discussions with me and for his help in determining a possible place for the Janite Ekkelsia within the Greater Community. (Thank you, Race. :)]
11 And, your souls, your laughing souls, all robed in purest white, that are more lovely that the sun, because they are the image of My Mother, are riven through with kear. 12 And your dearest joy must ring as a silver bell that hath a crack; sweetly, but never in perfection.
13 Oh, do not say that ye are perfect, for then ye cannot understand either the world our your own selves.s 14 Do not say that ye are innocent, for that would be to mock My Suffering. The Secret of the World: vs 11-14 SMR
The Clear Recital (our scriptures) overflow with wisdom-filled streams of guidance for one’s Soul Path. When I first entered the Faith, some of the verses would strike me as being a bit ‘too preachy’. I felt that after having lived a life in an overly-burdensome religion, the last thing I needed was yet someone else telling me how to live my life, make me feel bad about myself or tell me that my soul was ‘filled with kear’. But, with time, I realized that I felt this way because I lacked humility and oftentimes, I lacked a proper love for all of the children of Dea.
It is all too easy to become annoyed with another or to judge someone because we live beneath the illusive veil of separation. We have the mindset of us vs them. This us vs them may have been built into us for our own survival and protection. Life was not so easy back in the ancient day. And, it’s not easy, now, but oftentimes, our judgmental attitude or our dislike has nothing to do with survival.
Lately, I have been trying to raise the vibration of my soul. I have begun to take the words of our scriptures on the life of the soul to heart. And, I have found that quite often, it’s simply a matter of changing my mind-attitude (thoughts), my perspective, if you will.
I would like to share a few of examples of this from my own life.
A few years ago, when I was on chemo, there were older teens who lived directly across the street from me. They formed a live band with electric guitars, drums and large amplifiers. They played every single day for hours on end. It would usually start around noon-time and sometimes not end until around 8:30 at night. Even with all the doors and windows closed, there was not a single room in my home where I could escape to rest. It drove me crazy and caused untold tension between us and our neighbors. Ours is one of the few towns in my state that does not have noise level restrictions and we were the only other house on the road so the music wasn’t bothering anyone else.
In their defense, the boys did try to soundproof the porch where they were playing, but it had little to no effect. At the same time, on the other side of my home, an old tractor would rattle and beep constantly from dawn till well after dusk due to the reconstruction of home and yard. So, both of these things combined occurred non-stop for about three years with the exception of the blessed quietness of Winter. But, the end result was that it has made me very sensitive to noise.
The funny ending to this story is that both of our families suddenly and unexpectedly moved during the exact same week about a year ago. Though my home was sold to a contractor, both homes are still empty to this day. How ironic!
Now, we live at our small family camp on a private lake. We moved here to get away from crowded areas and noise. For most of the year, when the summer people are not here, it is beyond quiet, blessedly serene, blissfully peaceful and utterly beautiful. The lake ice is colored in shades of silvery-gray and the pristine snow blankets everything around us. Once the summer people arrive, the lake livens up.
There is a large and stately camp right across a small cove from me which is rented out to vacationers on a weekly basis. Where this is a private lake, we began to resent this weekly intrusion of strangers. Some were quiet and respectful, others were not. I became anxious when larges groups of strangers would rent the place and the noise level went up.
When the rentals began early this summer, I began to contemplate all the teachings on the life of the soul in the Clear Recital. I thought about other Wisdom teachings, about how we are all one and that separation is illusion. Now, when I begin to become upset with someone else because of noise or other perceived irritations, I am learning to stop myself and to think, “this isn’t about me and them, this is about me and ‘other self’. This type of thinking begins to change my attitude toward the other person/s quickly. It helps me to remember that its not all about me, that other people have a right to be here, too, and that we are not all in the same place on our Soul Paths, that we each have different soul lessons to learn.
Now, when the renters come, I remind myself that they are ‘other self’ who are One with me in Dea and so rather than resenting the fact that they are invading what is supposed to be a private lake, I consciously strive to change my attitude from resentment to one where I truly hope they are having a nice time and are enjoying our lake. This helps to raise the vibration of my soul and it eliminates my anxiety level.
The funny ending to this story is that once I changed my attitude, there have been no renters since then.
This is not an automatic process by any means. It takes a conscious effort. But, the more one makes the conscious effort, the more automatic it becomes and the more one finds that they are beginning to truly enjoy life. It actually makes us happier people.
The last soul effort that I would like to share is how I have learned that my mood, my attitude affects those around me. If I am in a bad mood, anxious, judgmental, impatient or my mind is simply elsewhere, I am becoming cognizant of the fact that this isn’t just about me and what I’m going through. It’s not just about my mindset, my mood, or the way I am dealing with inner problems. It’s also about how my mood, my attitude is affecting those around me. I have discovered that I actually have the power to affect the quality of someone else’s day just by forgetting that it’s not just about me; that I don’t live or work alone.
I am finding that I am responsible for not allowing my own inner stuff to manifest and change how someone else is enjoying their day. Someone else might be in a great mood; they might be having a wonderful day, but if I am in a bad mood or I am anxious or what have you, that will affect the quality of their day.
I have learned that I am not just living here for myself, I am living here with other selves as well, like one big mandala of souls all joined as One in Dea.
The first thing that all those who have had Near Death Experiences (NDA’s) find when they pass beyond the veil is that Deity does not care what religion you were; Deity does not care what your career was or anything like that. The first thing a person is asked during the Life Review is, how did you love others?
When we use these different ways to raise the vibration of our souls; when we remember that we are all One in Dea, when we make a conscious effort to change our mindset in how we see others, when we remember that it’s not all about us, that we live as a community of souls that are all part of the One Soul of the Holy Daughter, then we are doing what the Holy Daughter has asked of us and that is to love the children of Dea and not judge them. This does not mean that we become doormats or that we must never use discernment because there is evil out there, but it does mean that we must remember that it’s not really about ‘us and them’ because when the veil of illusion is removed, we find that it is us and other self as being One in Dea.
17 Seek not to conquer kear alone nor cleave alone to Good, but open thy heart to Me and let Me live through thee, for I shall open the way to thy True Soul, thy laughing soul, all robed in white, more lovely than the sun; and through My death, shall she be purified.
19 Come to Me, My children, in the innocence of your hearts, and look upon the beauty of the world; for every thing reflecteth the Glory of Dea. 20 See the world, not through the eyes of the world, but through the eyes of the Eternal. The Secret of the World: vs 17 and 19. SMR.
Thanks be to Dea.
ArchMadria Candre Sophia