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Healing The Heart

 

Opening the heart is vital to spiritual awakening, healing and achieving wholeness.

 

However, for many of us, opening the heart means opening to a lifetime’s accumulation of unacknowledged sorrow, both our personal sorrows and the universal sorrows of warfare, hunger, old age, illness, and death.  Sometimes we may experience this sorrow physically, as contractions and barriers around our heart, but more often we feel the depth of our wounds, our abandonment, our pain, as unshed tears.

 

Meditation is an invaluable tool in healing the heart as it gradually opens.  When we meditate, the grief we have carried for so long, from pains and dashed expectations and hopes, arises.  Our task in meditation is first to let them move through us, then to recognize them and allow them to sing their songs.

 

What we find as we listen to the songs of our sorrows, loneliness or longing, is that they do not stay forever.  As we heal through meditation, our hearts break open to feel fully.  We grieve for our past traumas and present fears, for all of the feelings we never dared experience consciously.  However, out of this grief work comes deep renewal.

 

Eternal True Nature

 

Because I practice the Inner Light and Sound Meditation, I can only speak from my experience with this meditation; there may be similar experiences with other types of meditation.

 

For those of us who practice the Inner Light and Sound Meditation, we will gradually realize and experience our True Eternal Nature and God-Source.  The more we realize or experience Source, the more blissful we become.  We truly know that all humans are Eternal Beings of Consciousness or Spirit!  Read more

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Enlightenment

 

Enlightenment is not some unattainable goal only for the saints and those who retreat from the world.  Some people might fear that after enlightenment, they have to forsake their family, that they cannot get married, that they cannot do their business, that they have to practice austerities, that they cannot show human feelings.  This is the wrong concept of Enlightenment.

 

God is Love

 

After Enlightenment, we will be happier in our life; we will experience more love and harmony with our partner (or spouse) and family members; we will be much more efficient in our career and in everything we do; we will enjoy things much more in this world, but in moderation; we will love more.  We will not lose anything that is truly ours.  We will follow God’s will instead of our ego.  We will know that Source-God truly exists and takes care of us in all ways and in any situation.  We will feel God’s overwhelming love and protection for us.  We will understand why “God is Love”.

 

Life After Enlightenment

 

After Enlightenment, we live in the world but not of it.  We still have human feelings and emotions, but we are not ruled by them.  We view life from the vantage point of eternity, without much of the drama associated with the world.  Like watching a movie, if someone dies, we know that it is only a movie.  We do our best to contribute to the betterment of society, but have no desire for material wealth or praise.  However, if they come our way, then we would enjoy them, but are not attached to them. Read more

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The Living Master

 

The path of Inner Light and Sound Meditation requires initiation and guidance by a living Master or Satguru.  Guru is a Sanskrit word for “teacher” or “master”; Satguru means True Master or True Teacher, Teacher of the Truth.  Through the initiation process, the Master awakens the Divine Presence or the true Self within us who will then undertake the spiritual journey.  The true Self is the conscious soul or spirit in each person.  The soul or spirit can be considered the “driver” of the vehicles, which are our bodies (physical and spiritual).

 

The Spiritual Teacher

 

Some individuals nowadays might be bothered by the need for a master or teacher to walk on this path.  But think about this: since childhood, we need a teacher for every skill we learn; from walking, to speaking, to reading, to writing.  Learning these skills from different teachers has enabled us to function in this physical world.  Likewise, we need a teacher to guide and protect us on the greatest journey we will ever undertake back to the spiritual world, to our true Home, while living a normal life on Earth. Read more

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Livets Bog, Volume 1 By Martinus

 

Background Information

 

Many great Souls have worked tirelessly for World Peace for the past decades.  We have witnessed and experienced the downfall of a world culture through the great upheavals, crises and social transformations of our time during the last century and into the 21st century.  Now we’re at the dawn of the New Age of Love, Peace and Enlightenment.  We hear about it everywhere.  But there are still conflicts in different parts of the world, and many of us wonder if we will live to see and enjoy peace around the world for all of humankind?

 

In his collective works, known as The Third Testament, Danish writer Martinus offers a comprehensive world picture showing that all living beings form part of a living Universe and evolve continuously towards higher forms of life.  Martinus (1890-1981) provides hope and optimism that we are birthing a new, humane world society.  He creates a spiritual science that offers seekers of the Truth profound insight into the nature of life and a road map for the spiritual development of Love, morality and conduct that is crucial for the realization of world peace.

 

The Third Testament consists of Livets Bog (The Book of Life) in 7 volumes.  The Eternal World Picture in 5 volumes forms a supplement to Livets Bog.  Martinus has also written a series of other books and a substantial number of articles and many of his lectures have been transcribed and published.  Martinus’ books are openly available to those who are interested.  Please click here to read his works:  Martinus Institute.

 

Every summer the Martinus Institute offers an international program of courses in Denmark with lectures, symbol explanations and study groups.  The courses are held at the Martinus Center in Klint, Denmark, which is located by the coast in a scenic, peaceful area of natural beauty near Nykøbing Sjælland about 110 kilometers northwest of Copenhagen.  The international courses are held during the last two weeks of the summer season, usually at the end of July and the beginning of August.  There are courses in Danish, Swedish, English and German.

 

“By taking part in our courses, you will also have the opportunity to meet people from other countries in an atmosphere that we hope you will find warming and inspiring. We strive towards creating the love and warmth that will characterise the new world culture.” Read more

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The Human Body Is Precious

 

The human rebirth is very precious as one has the opportunity to attain enlightenment and become liberated from the cycle of repeated death and rebirth or reincarnation.  For the initiate upon the path of Inner Light and Sound Meditation, liberation is attained when one’s Consciousness has ascended (not mental projections, but true spiritual travel) to the 3rd Level of Creation.  This is also known as Self-realization.

 

Complete Enlightenment

 

Complete enlightenment or total realization is achieved when one’s Spirit or Consciousness is reunited with the Source from which one originated from.  This is also known as God-realization, or return to the original Home on the Fifth Level of Creation.  Once departed from the physical plane, the God-realized initiates can continue to realize higher Levels of Creation—which are infinite and eternal—or take up heavenly assignments and projects as Co-creators (including creating new worlds with their creative power) with Source-God. Read more

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Living In The Eternal Now

 

Many spiritual teachers encourage us to live in the Now; it is a state of consciousness we should strive to experience in our life.  What exactly is the Now?  There are two different types of “Now”: the Present Now and the Eternal Now.

 

The Present Now is what exists in time.  It’s part of the continuum we know of as past-present-future.  To live in the Now is to live fully in the present moment.  Our awareness is completely centered on the here and now.  You are not worrying about the future or thinking about the past.  When you live in the present, you are living where life is happening.

 

The Eternal Now has nothing to do with time, nothing to do with past, present or future.  It is a state of awareness that is outside of time, altogether.

 

Time stops when our consciousness enters the Eternal Now.  There is a profound sense of stillness and peace that pervades everything.  There is Silence, Pure Being, Presence, Love, Joy, Peace, Creativity, Continuous Newness that is ever unfolding.  Everything feels fresh and exciting.  We are One with Everything.  This is Reality.  We are Home. Read more

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Life After Death

 

Humans living on Earth are at many different levels of Consciousness and diverse steps on the evolutionary or re-evolutionary ladder. ALL are loved by Source-God; ALL are sacred and equal in value. The following article is based on my spiritual understanding of the death transition. There may be other exceptions to the following scenarios. Please read this information with your own discernment. Accept only what resonates with you and let go of the rest.

 

Perhaps many of us fear death.  It seems so final, like the end of life and of everything that we know.  In reality, there is life after death.  Our consciousness does not experience death.  It is only our physical body that ceases to function on Earth.  Perhaps a better title for this article is “Life After Earth”.

 

For many people, death is merely a change or transition from a physical state of life (characterized by inhabiting a physical body) to a nonphysical state of life within a much finer, more subtle nonphysical body existing at a much higher vibration on the Astral plane. It should be noted that the Astral worlds are in effect the “Fifth Dimension”, with the length, width and height of the physical world being the first three dimensions and time being the fourth dimension. The astral worlds become the new home for most people after they depart the physical plane. Read more

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Reincarnation

 

What is reincarnation?  How many times do we have to reincarnate?  Why do we reincarnate at all?  Do we have any choice in the matter?

 

From the perspective of our Spirit or Infinite Divine Self/Being (who resides in Eternity and Infinity), there is in reality no such state as ‘past’ lives, ‘future’ lives or even ‘lives’.  All those experiences we know as lives are in fact the continuum of a single collective experience of the Infinite Self, simultaneously experienced across all what we know as time periods or time tracks relative to the human concept of what we call time.

 

In the level of consciousness of the Divine Self, time does not exist and is not experienced.  Time is a human construct.  The human mind/consciousness is not capable of processing/experiencing all of its simultaneous incarnations concurrently.  Instead, our mind orders experiences into a linear series—that time has a Past, a Present and a Future. Read more

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Karma

 

Karma is a Sanskrit term for the law of cause and effect, or “As you sow, so shall you reap” as mentioned in the Bible.  For every good or positive action, a good or positive result will occur; for every bad or negative action, a bad or negative result will occur.  Right actions are those which create good karma; bad actions create bad karma.  It is known in physics as the law of compensation or balance or equilibrium.  In jurisprudence it is the law of justice.

 

All great religions talk about the laws of karma and reincarnation.  These laws have been created to protect the order of society and the well-being of all the creatures of the universe.  Everything in the Cosmos is subject to the law of cause and effect—every person, animal, fish, insect, plant, mineral, etc.  There are no exceptions to this principle.  If we respect these cosmic laws, then they will protect us from experiencing lower levels of existence.  Read more

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Keeping A Spiritual Journal

 

A spiritual journal is a written record of personal reactions relating to spiritual matters.  Keeping a spiritual journal is a great way to understand our spiritual journey and to track how we are growing spiritually.  Regular journaling can aid us in becoming who we want to be.  Read more