3790Morgan's mirror-Re: A Question of interstellar Beings
- Jun 3, 2002Hello Morgan, carol, jeff, all of this thread,
No, Morgan, you have not created a muddle, at least not for me. I
like your questions and find them important (even if I am tending to
disagree with you, and even if I don't quite understand what carol is
saying...I think I am coming from a similar place as Jeff, but then I
think we are all going to meet somewhere if we continue to think
about this all lovingly and clearly...smile))
Morgan, I love your question of looking in the mirror to see what
beings are there in the one reflected. Behind your question I sense
that you are referring to our interstellar travel in the existence
between death and re-birth? Is that so. Steiner tells us of our
traveling through various realms, various planets, and we can go as
far as our Earthly deeds or acheivements allow, and so some who are
pure in heart can go all the way to the Sun before incarnating again.
Others may get stuck at the moon phase, and some--many--have a hard
time in Kamaloca, because there is no longer a body with which to
fulfill Earthly lusts, attachments, desires, and so the experience
can be hellish, and those in that place get stuck and don't get very
far before reincarnating. Now, all this says that we have to let go
of the Earthly materiality, the Earthly body, whether we like it or
not. The etheric substance is still there, but the dense corporeality
must go, though some want to hold on to it. Thus, if I look in the
mirror now, what I am seeing, if I can see at all (smile) is a being
who has traveled among other beings, traveled outside any former
bodily (material) existence. Also, what i am seeing is a being even
now inhabited by angels, non-corporeal beings who are working in my
soul, and in my body (liver, kidneys, spleen, etc.).
Steiner makes it clear, over and over, that we Earth beings have a
karma with Earth (except in certain special cases, like the one I
mentioned before of St. Francis, that soul, no longer in Eartly
corporeal form, taking up residence on Mars in order to work for
peace. But most of us have a karma to return to Earth and to help
fulfill the mission of Earth, to go through the Seven bodies--
Physical, Etheric,Astral, Ego, and then three higher bodies which
transform backwards into the Astral, Etheric, and Physical, the last
act, after ages perhaps, being that of the Seventh of the higher
members reaching back to transform the physical, which is like the
Resurrection. But we are --most of us, at least--are not there yet.
In the lectures on the Apocalypse of St. John, Steiner clearly says
that our present mission, that is for most of us, is to transform the
Astral body, let the Christened Ego transform the Astral body. And we
have a long way to go through the other stages of reaching down to
the Etheric and Physical to transform them. This is the mission of
Earth peoples, a very different mission that beings on other planets.
And yet, beings on other planets help us, accompany us, and even
inhabit us, work in our bodies and souls, more or less consciously,
depending on our development. So, we have a specific and unique
mission on EArth, and yet our mission is connected to and dependent
upon the mission of beings on other planets. We have a karma with
Earth and yet other beings (angelic, archangelic and so on through
Cherubim, Seraphim, Thrones, work with us, work with the folk souls,
with the plants, animals, etc., with individuals, move within us).
So, we are not separate from the non-physical, yet the peculiar
physicality of Earth is our karma and our mission.
Think of the prophet Isaiah's words (and that amazing gift of the
Hebrew people): "Yet in my flesh shall I see God." There's a complex
mystery there, something very unique to Earth.
Yet, we are not to be lost in materiality, but to work on
transforming it, and do exercises that help thin the veils between
OUr bodies are instruments, important ones, unique in all the cosmos,
**and yet**, we are also intimately related to and dependent upon the
existence of other non-corporeal beings.
Be well in your mirrors,
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