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Re: [anthroposophy_tomorrow] Re: our participation in the Ethereal Return of Christ

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  • dottie zold
    Dan, did you notice a symbol in the center of the two triangles? d ... === message truncated === __________________________________________________ Do You
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      Dan, did you notice a symbol in the center of the two
      triangles? d

      Dan:
      > As I started to leave these 14 verses flood in my
      > soul, early in the
      > mornings, for the first I notticed this rythm:
      > "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was
      > toward God, and God
      > was what the Word was."
      > A beautifull imagination of a triangle pointed up,
      > arose, completed
      > with the one pointed down in the:
      > "It was with God in the beginning. All things
      > happened through it,
      > and not the one thing that has happened, happened
      > without it."
      > A light genesis may be brought when you gently
      > approach the Sign of
      > the Sun Logos, the Solomon Seal, with the inner
      > meditation of the:
      > "Within Word there was Life, and the Life was the
      > light of the
      > world. And in the darkness the light was shining,
      > and the darkness
      > never got hold of it."
      >
      > No wonder that over the ages, darkness fought light,
      > culminating
      > with the signing the Jews, in an desperate Nazi
      > battle with
      > something that they didn't understood that holds the
      > future - Light.
      >
      >
      > --- In anthroposophy_tomorrow@yahoogroups.com, Joel
      > Wendt
      > <hermit@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > begin, after creating an appropriate mood, with
      > the first 14
      > verses of
      > > the John Gospel...
      > >
      > > "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was
      > toward God, and
      > God was
      > > what the Word was. It was with God in the
      > beginning. All things
      > > happened through it, and not the one thing that
      > has happened,
      > happened
      > > without it. Within it there was Life, and the
      > Lifefwas the light
      > of
      > > the world. And in the darkness the light was
      > shining, and the
      > darkness
      > > never got hold of it.
      > >
      > > "There was a person sent from God, and he had the
      > name John. He
      > came as
      > > a witness to testify about the light, so that all
      > could have faith
      > > through him. He wasn't the light himself, he was
      > to testify about
      > the
      > > light.
      > >
      > > "The light was the true light that comes into the
      > world and shines
      > for
      > > every human being. He was in the world, and the
      > world was created
      > by
      > > him, and the world didn't know him. He came to
      > his own kind, and
      > his
      > > own kind wouldn't accept him. But to those who
      > did accept him he
      > gave
      > > the right to become children of God if they had
      > faith in his name,
      > they
      > > who were born not of the blood, nor of the flesh's
      > will, nor a
      > man's
      > > will, but of God.
      > >
      > > "And the Word turned flesh and lodged among us,
      > and we witnessed
      > his
      > > glory, the kind of glory a father gives his only
      > son, full of
      > grace and
      > > truth."
      > >
      > > Now imagine, that hidden within this unfolding of
      > ideas out of the
      > > Gospel of John there also lies, as regards our
      > present day
      > > consciousness, a gesture that goes from "spirit
      > recollection",
      > through
      > > "spirit mindfulness" to spirit vision" (as in the
      > Foundation Stone
      > > Meditation).
      > >
      > > "In the beginning..." - we practice spirit
      > recollection.
      > > "He came as a witness to testify about the
      > light..." we practice
      > spirit
      > > mindfulness.
      > > Then we become children of God and "we witness
      > [ed] his glory" -
      > and
      > > then we practice spirit vision.
      > >
      > > If we learn this verse and recite it during
      > meditation, at the
      > same time
      > > shining willed light into the inner darkness,
      > that is we make
      > light
      > > within the soul out of our own will, making an
      > image of a sun
      > being born
      > > above that point of awareness where vision
      > normally appears when
      > the
      > > eyes are open (this is crucial) - the point of
      > awareness where we
      > make
      > > the light is where we would behold an idea when
      > thinking. This
      > lays
      > > the ground for a current of willed light to run
      > from the back of
      > the
      > > head through the pineal gland into ethereal space
      > (where we behold
      > ideas
      > > when we truly think).
      > >
      > > This willed light then "participates" in the
      > Second Coming, an
      > event
      > > which is not of the past (although it appears in
      > the time stream
      > between
      > > 1933 and 1945). This "event" is essentially
      > timeless - this is
      > in the
      > > Eternal Present, and we contribute to it our will
      > forces and moral
      > > forces (recall above where I spoke of created mood
      > of soul).
      > >
      > > Ben-Aharon's The Spiritual Event of the Twentieth
      > Century suggests
      > that
      > > this effort will reach a stage where our willed
      > light begins to be
      > met
      > > by the light of all others (including Christ) who
      > make this light
      > out of
      > > love, and the inner sun begins to shine not only
      > out of our light
      > (which
      > > is necessary for us to "see" it), but also on its
      > own.
      > >
      > > This is a very delicate art. But I have had the
      > experience of
      > glimpses,
      > > moments in which both lights are present - my
      > light and
      > the "other"
      > > light. This can be exciting and scary, and the
      > mood shifts and
      > the
      > > "other light" and even our own willed light
      > disappear, because the
      > > concentration (without effort) skill is not yet
      > fully developed.
      > >
      > > This means not to expect too much, just to
      > practice it. To offer
      > a
      > > contribution out of our own will and love to the
      > Ethereal Return
      > of
      > > Christ, with no expectation that a certain result
      > will appear. We
      > > contribute our light and love selflessly - a gift,
      > and leave the
      > rest to
      > > that time in which we are truly ready.
      > >
      > > Dottie's recollection of Dennis's exercise about
      > the square and
      > not
      >
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