Monday, December 21, 2015

141 - Christmas Eve is a Night To Make Strong Decisions

In the book Teachings of Christ, Vol. 1, Chapter 17  by Torkom Saraydarian, we read that "the real Christmas Eve is the night in which you make strong decisions.  You turn in your path, sometimes 180 degrees.  You reverse your gear, you start thinking of your future -- not your future here on earth but all the eternities that you are going to live."

What did you do this last 365 days?  This is the time to contemplate "Why am I here?"  Torkom writes about the three disciplines that are important to consider in making strong decisions:

The first discipline is I Renounce.  What are you willing to renounce?  Impatience? Vanities? Separatism? Gossip?

The second discipline is Purification.  How might you purify your motives?  Your physical body?  Your physical house?  Your emotional house?

The third discipline is to make Contact with Christ.  In making contact with Christ in one second He will purify all your motives.  Inspiration will flow.  Ideas and visions open continuously.  You will be charged with radioactive energy and magnetism.  You will only think, say, buy and relate to what is essential.  How beautiful!

In the beautiful book Christ, the Avatar of Sacrificial Love  pp. 249-253 you will find a meditation for contacting the Christ. If you do not have the book, sit down for a 10 minute quiet period and meditate on what it means to renounce, purify, and what it may mean to you to contact the Christ. What would you say to Christ if you came into contact with Him?

The energy of Christ increases on Christmas Eve.  Where will you spend your Christmas Eve?  With whom?  Doing what?  You decide.

By, Connie Kadansky, student of Ageless Wisdom Teachings. 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

140 - Sagittarian sign is called the sign of silence

Quoting from Symphony of Zodiac --

"The Sagittarian sign in olden times and in the mystery schools was called the sign of silence.  Three most important signs of silence are first the elimination of gossip.  We learn to gossip from our radios, televisions and movies.  Sagittarian says, 'No gossip!' because if there is gossip the goal is lost.  Speak something beautiful.  The goal can be found only in silence.  The second one is talking about yourself; this must be eliminated.  The third step of silence is not to cast your pearls, wisdom and ideas in front of those who are not ready to accept them, because they will step on them, and turn and devour you.

"These activities of speech must be guarded very carefully.  Sagittarians must especially lay strong emphasis on mental silence so that they do not even mentally express harmful speech.

"During the month of Sagittarius, we can exercise severe discipline of speech.  As we learn to keep silent and speak the right words at the right time to the right person, a sense of direction develops and what to do and where to go is seen more clearly."

Over the holiday season with family and friends is a good time to practice beautiful speech and refrain from harmful speech. 
From Symphony of Zodiac Torkom Saraydarian, p.239-240

Sunday, September 20, 2015

139 - What is Love?

Posting and Painting by Santana Star.
Painting of Beach Path Napilli, Maui, Hawaii (acrylic on canvas).

Love is Life; Love is the song of the Absolute, and all manifestation is a harp through which he is playing his music expressing His Love. Therefore the supreme duty of every creature is to Love. Each time we truly Love, we express that Divine Current, that Divine Song.”  Science of Becoming Oneself , pp. 164-165 by Torkom Saraydarian

What is my understanding of Love?

All creatures are made of love or created with love energy. Love energy is the energy that permeates the entire creation and all universes. We live, move, breathe and have our being in this ocean of love, which could be thought of as an ocean of divine fire or God, the Creator of Worlds. God the creator is love. All of life lives, breathes and has its being in this ocean of love, that is God.

Monday, September 14, 2015

138 - Thoughts on Usefulness

by Julie Shackley, student of TSG Spiritual University

On page 176 of the book, Initiation, Torkom Saraydarian writes, "In each initiation, one must prove his usefulness in the world."

We are measured by our usefulness.  This measurement is applied to everything we do - in our families, at our workplace, in our social and everyday settings, and within our spiritual Groups.  It is our usefulness that brings the value, the meaning, and the readiness to our service.  Our usefulness is also directly related to how many people we are able to touch, inspire, uplift and help.  We can be around people all day long, but if we are not leading with the heart, then we are not useful to promoting the purpose of life. 

What is usefulness?  I looked at usefulness in terms of how we use energy, efficiency, discrimination, discernment, and attention. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

137 - Sense of Discrimination Stands for the Highest Good

by Connie Kadansky, D.D. from Ageless Wisdom University, current student at TSG University
(image is Patagonia Lake in Arizona)

Recently, I attended a lecture of a medical doctor.  He started out by saying "America is getting dumber and dumber."  He spoke about the choices of the food we eat, along with the various ways we distract ourselves from living our purpose.  It caused me to ponder on the virtue of discrimination, and how that plays a major role in how we spend our time.  Am becoming more aware of the energy we may be giving to things that are not important and wasting vital energy that could be used more wisely.

We have a choice to distinguish between what is essential and what is non-essential.

In Psyche and Psychism Torkom  writes that "the sense of discrimination stands for the highest good, and the shortest path of evolution for a human being.  It saves time, energy and health and makes you successful, powerful and beautiful."

Are we on the Path to Infinity or are we wandering around the jungle and getting distracted by chaos, pride, glamours, illusions, vices, blind urges, drives and pleasures of the physical bodies?

Where in your life can you use more Discrimination?

In the newly released book,  Psychology of Imagination and Visualization it states that those who have developed discrimination and intuition will be able to draw powerful and revolutionary currents from the Plan and from Higher Worlds to introduce changes into the fields in which they work.  This is how the life of the world improves and makes people actualize talents sleeping in them and put them out for the service of others. 

It is important to repeat that creative imagination works with discrimination and intuition.  Discrimination decides the course of its action.  Intuition provides the visions, ideas and revelations.  Creative imagination orchestrates them to meet the needs of life. 

As you know, there is another definition for discrimination which means treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing belongs rather than on individual merit:  racial or religious intolerance and discrimination.  That is not the discrimination we are referring to.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

136 - What is The Ageless Wisdom?

by Robert Constas

The Ageless Wisdom is the sum total of all the highest common denominators in all traditions, religions and teachings that serve the upliftment of the common good.  It appreciates the wisdom and beauty in all traditions and in all areas of human endeavor, including politics, education, communication and philosophy, art, science, religion and economics.

The Ageless Wisdom is like a rainbow with many beautiful colors, pointing the way toward the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  From one viewpoint the rainbow curves all around the planet, embracing all people.  From another perspective, it is a vertical column of many colors extending from the surface of the earth upward toward the Higher Worlds.  The true pot of gold is located in the Higher Worlds.