Sexualising in Spirituality and Meditation

Recently in London in the UK we have had an incident where a group of men from the financial City part of London, and from the media and world of politics had a charity fund raising dinner arranged by an organisation called the Presidents Club. Women were hired to be hostesses. When they arrived for the job they were given skimpy outfits which were very exposing and short. Some of the men were touching and groping the women and treating them as bodies for them to look at and touch. They didn’t treat the women as people. The women were sexualised.

This sexualising and focusing on women (and some cases men) as bodies,  and as commodities to play with happens a lot in what I call the 3-D world. You see it in newspapers and magazines and in the media, where the focus of attention is on what is considered to be a physically beautiful woman’s body. The concept of auras and chakras doesn’t exist in this context.

I’ve joined some Facebook pages about spirituality, “awakening”, and meditation recently. One thing I have been struck by is how many photographs and how much artwork there is of young, slim waisted, curvy, women there are, with beautiful faces, and windswept hair, often wearing Native American Indian type adornments, and so on. There’s a suitable attractive background and some words that convey a suitably spiritual sounding message. There is a lot of glamour, which in a spiritual sense means an energy around it that looks flashy but actually has nothing to do with spirituality, and which side-tracks some people.

I find myself thinking that this is like the rest of life, and where are the real people, with real un-Photoshopped bodies? I know full well that a beautiful physical form that some people have bears no relationship to quality of spirituality, or quality of the chakras and aura, or of the spirit or the personality of the person.

What came to mind very quickly is a picture of a truly spiritual woman, who to me is far more interesting than any svelte figure. I have included the picture. It is an old picture of a woman called Hazrat Babajan who came from a Muslim background and who became a Perfect Master. Now here is a picture of a spiritual woman, with a truly awesome energy system. Take a look if you can, or feel he energy. (What she was like is worth discovering, and there is some information about her on the Internet and some old books.)

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This focus on the physical body rather than the energy and spirituality is not all just confined to the female form. When I was younger I felt I had a physical body that looked admirable and attractive. Very recently, while taking my shirt off to get changed, my young daughter looked and called out, “you look like a gorilla without hair!” “Well”, I thought, “At least I got sparkly chakras on the inside.” (Such vanity!) Nothing like children and teenagers to keep parents from getting any fancy ideas.

 

If you enjoyed this article or found it useful you might want to take a look at “Your Spiritual Awakening And the New Dawn for Humanity” by Jonathan Barber, and also “Meditation: Opening Doorways On A New Reality”, on Kindle and Amazon

How your karma and the Law of Opposites helps you grow

We reincarnate time and time again to experience life and grow in consciousness and understanding. Karma gives us experiences in Life through which our souls can learn and develop.

There are some spiritual laws that show up in karma that people have in a particular lifetime. The spiritual aim of the game of life is to get through the allotted karma for that life. One law is the Law of Saturation.  This means that a person gets saturated with one type of situation or experience in their life repeatedly until the soul is saturated with it. Or they may have as many lives as is required of a certain type of experience. For instance, a person can have quite a few lives (say, thirty or more) where they get to look after one particular person and develop their love and their heart centre. Once the person/soul has had enough then they move onto different karma with different situations happening.

Another law that applies a lot to karma is the Law of Opposites. This law often occurs in reincarnation. As an example, in one lifetime a soul can be in a female body, in the next lifetime the soul will be in a male body.

Another example, in one lifetime the soul can be in a personality that is very wealthy. In the next lifetime the soul can be in an existence where it experiences poverty. (The karma is different if a person has used their wealth for the benefit of others rather than being selfish). The Law of Opposites balances things out nicely, and to the soul it is all experience to learn from. That doesn’t mean to say that the personality enjoys the experience, as their attitudes and opinion of what they are going through depends on what the personality mind is like. If they have a “glass half-full” kind of mind, they will enjoy it.

Yet another example, a  person/soul can be an aggressor one lifetime and a victim in a future lifetime, quite likely with the same soul. Souls have tended to come into creation in soul families so a soul is likely to have come across the same souls repeatedly, but in different circumstances (friend, enemy, brother, sister, parent, child and so on). On the inner planes, a higher aspect of ourselves will arranging who comes down to do what and with whom. What goes on down here in creation is our karma being worked out with our fellow souls being involved in the goings-on as well.

The Law of Opposites can show up in other ways in the kind of lifetimes we have. Souls have lifetimes where they are linked to the dark lodge, where they learn about and experience lives getting up to no good. On the opposite, souls have lifetimes being linked to the white lodge, and doing good. The karma gets balanced out – usually.

Souls have lives where they are brilliantly clever, and lives where they are slow thinking. They have lives where the soul experiences what it is like to be physically beautiful and lives where they are not physically beautiful.

Where a soul has hurt or killed others in one or more previous lives, in other lives they do the opposite, in a healing capacity or saving lives, perhaps sacrificing their own lives to do so. In these ways, karmic debts are paid.

Souls will have lives where they are not interested in spirituality, and lives where they are (like this one if you are reading this).

There are many other examples of the rich variety of experiences and lives that the Law of opposites generates. What has been mentioned above is only a small part of what is possible, and doesn’t even include examples of lives a soul will experience in the mineral, plant or animal kingdoms.


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Reincarnation, karma, gender and sexuality

At this moment in time issues to do with being female and being male, and sexuality are important as a lot of spiritual energy is flowing in to move them forward (which usually means a bit of a shakedown and a lot of karma and emotions gone through until a new balance is achieved). Gender and sexuality from a reincarnation point of view can give us a new perspective:

In human lifetimes, souls take on lives with different genders so that different karma can be worked on. The spiritual law of opposites can apply so that a male (genetically) will next life have a female (genetically) lifetime. A female will have a next lifetime as a male. This way a soul has experience as each sex, and of what it means to be that sex.  A soul will experience lifetimes where their physical anatomy is atypical of male or female anatomy.

A soul will also have lifetimes experiencing different sexualities, and lifetimes where they feel they are female in a male body, and a male in a female body, and so on, along with feeling male in a male body, and female in a female body. To the soul, this is all experience over the many, many lifetimes.

What would it be like if you are female now and suddenly remembered how you were as a male? Or how about if you are male now and remembered how you were, what life was like in a previous female life?

Usually people don’t get to remember their past lives or feel them. When a soul incarnates there is a process where the soul enters the energy field around the planet through the ring-pass-not. When the soul goes through this there is a forgetting, an amnesia so that any information that would interfere with this life being lived afresh is blocked. Because of this we don’t get to remember what it is like to be a female or be a male, or to have a specific sexuality or a lifetime when sexuality wasn’t important to us.

There is a lot in here if you read in between the lines that can be food for thought.

If you want more about reincarnation take a look at If Reincarnation were true how would you live your life?            https://spiritualgrowthadventure.com/2016/03/13/if-reincarnation-were-true-how-would-you-live-your-life/

If you enjoyed this article or found it useful you might want to take a look at “Your Spiritual Awakening And the New Dawn for Humanity” by Jonathan Barber, and also “Meditation: Opening Doorways On A New Reality”, on Kindle and Amazon


More on karma on this blog:

About karma and mental health

About karma and relationships

About karma, the law of Opposites and experience

Your past lives, karma and spirituality



Reincarnation, karma and mental illness

Life is all about souls going on a spiritual journey in Creation, gaining experience and understanding, lifetime after lifetime, until God-realization, when the soul rejoins the Divine.

Humans are born, live and die many, many times in the reincarnatory process. Before being human, souls have many, many lifetimes in the mineral, plant and animal kingdoms. As souls go through these lifetimes they make karma. The karma can be positive or negative, it can be physical, astral or mental karma.

There are planes of consciousness in Creation, the zeroth (0th) plane, the first plane, the second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth planes. Souls start off at the bottom of the zeroth plane and go up through the planes as they reincarnate.

Souls build up karma on the zeroth, first, second and third planes and then start to really balance and reduce it on the fourth, and particularly the fifth and sixth planes.

In the process of Life through many, many lives, souls experience a near infinite number of situations that Life can provide. In this way souls learn, gain understanding of Life, of themselves and of what God is not, and what God is. Souls also increase in consciousness.

In human lifetimes a soul experiences being sane and stable in some lives. In other lifetimes a soul will experience what we currently think of as a mental illness. All souls in human form will have experienced many mental illnesses in their lifetimes. Suicidal thoughts, illnesses related to food, depression, anxiety, the various addictions, fear and panic attacks, psychopathic tendencies, sociopathic tendencies, narcissism, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, schizophrenia, dementia, amnesia, madness, and so on. We have all been there in some lifetime.

If you enjoyed this article or found it useful you might want to take a look at “Your Spiritual Awakening And the New Dawn for Humanity” by Jonathan Barber, and also “Meditation: Opening Doorways On A New Reality”, on Kindle and Amazon


More on karma on this blog:

About karma and gender and sexuality

About karma and relationships

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Awesome healers in everyday life

A while ago I met a heart surgeon in a hospital while visiting a friend. The heart surgeon’s energy was awesome. His aura was refined, subtle, strong and complex. His centres/chakras were tough and looked capable of safely handling large amounts of very negative energy. His mind looked calm, strong and positive. There were lines of energy running into his hands that looked crystalline.  He radiated healing energy. He would have had many lifetimes of healing experience to get him to this lifetime. There was a big healing guide behind him, with other guides in the background. If anyone needed heart surgery, this was one great surgeon to do the operation.

People usually have a fixed notion of what a healer is and how they work. But there are more possibilities of how and where healing happens in life. Healing is an act of interference in someone’s body and or energy with positive and loving intent and results. It alters the patient’s timeline to make it more positive and it changes the patient’s karma. The healer might transmute and dissipate the patient’s old karma, or they might absorb the patient’s karma (it could be said this isn’t the best way to deal with it).

Staying in medicine, you can find nurses and paramedics with big heart centres, auras and centres set up for healing, and some will have a healing guide with them.

I once knew a science teacher who had a big, shining heart centre who naturally radiated out to students and colleagues. This, allied with a positive attitude and warm personality made a continual impact.

Musicians and singers are well placed to give an input of positive and healing energy and can affect a lot of people. Ariane Grande has a big, light filled aura that she radiates light out from to her audience, to soothe and lift them. There is a lot of heart energy in there. She has quite a few guides with her that overshadow her and provide energy. A system like this takes lifetimes to develop, and it takes lifetimes to build up the capability to have good working relationships with the guides.

A singer I liked and still like is Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin. Though a bit more subdued now (as the bulk of the work is done), his heart centre was like a blazing sun, and his aura was massive and radiated such a huge amount of high quality light. Also, the energy he radiated was (and is) very new. New frequencies, not much old law. His energy would break down old law energy, and gently radiated in new law and creativity. He looked like the sun. A true rock and roll star, and spiritual revolutionary (I like spiritual revolutionaries).

A present day global superstar is Coldplay’s Chris Martin. He has a massive aura that blazes healing light. Being at the top of the second plane, he can provide a lot of healing energy to a lot of people on the second, first and zeroth plane. His heart centre and the centres above that radiate strongly. Again, he has some guides working with him and through him, and again it takes lifetimes to get to that point.

Pavarotti was an opera singer on the fifth plane with a tremendous heart centre and throat centre. The kind of singer who would make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck. He could massively heal and lift emotions. Again lifetimes of training went into this.

In every day life there are to be found people who through their positive energy and strong emotional body and mind are able to impart positive energy to change emotions, change thoughts and beliefs, and raise self-confidence and self-belief. They just need to be near people, and when they talk you can feel the energy. I have come across sports people, coaches and teachers like this, and the odd, rare politician ( Nelson Mandela really stands out).

These are just some examples of people with healing abilities working with large groups of people and with individuals. There are plenty of other roles and jobs in life where someone with healing ability can make a difference to others, including healers and therapists.

 

If you enjoyed this article or found it useful you might want to take a look at “Your Spiritual Awakening And the New Dawn for Humanity” by Jonathan Barber, and also “Meditation: Opening Doorways On A New Reality”, on Kindle and Amazon

Masters; how to tell a real one

When we get interested in spirituality, when we wake up to it, we sometimes want direction and some teaching, or more waking up (which is possible). We want a spiritual teacher or a Master.

There are different kinds of masters or Masters. To get a feel for this topic it helps to know about the planes of consciousness in Creation and a soul’s place in all this, so here is a brief explanation.

Souls come down from the Divine, from what we can call God, into Creation. Most souls when they come down up until now were a bit sleepy or asleep, with the potential for infinite consciousness. They are not aware of what’s going on in that place called Creation. The souls after a while drop down to the bottom-most part of Creation, which is the bottom of the zeroth (0th) plane of consciousness. The light on the zeroth plane is dark and slow, and consciousness is extremely limited, literally zero at the bottom of the zeroth plane. The soul has gone from infinite consciousness to zero consciousness.

There are other planes of consciousness. The first plane, where the light is a bit brighter and a bit quicker than on the zeroth plane. Then the second plane where the light is brighter still and even quicker and so consciousness is more expanded. Then there are the third plane, the fourth plane, the fifth plane, and the sixth plane where the light is very bright and intense white light, and where consciousness of the soul is very expanded. Then there is the huge gap in consciousness to the Divine Journeys which are part of God.

Souls start off at the bottom of the zeroth plane in the mineral kingdom with virtually no consciousness. Then lifetime after lifetime they reincarnate back into mineral form and each time there is a minute increment in consciousness. Eventually still in the zeroth plane, the soul incarnates into a lifeform that is in the plant kingdom with a slightly higher level of consciousness for the soul to gain experience of life there. After many lifetimes in the plant kingdom, gaining consciousness and experience, and still in the zeroth plane, the soul incarnates as an animal in the animal kingdom. The soul dies and is born again and again in the reincarnatory process, each time having a lifeform with a minutely higher degree of consciousness. Eventually the soul takes a sub-human form, and then, still in the zeroth plane, the soul takes a human form.

The soul has a consciousness that is still limited. This consciousness minutely increases lifetime after lifetime until the soul goes up to the bottom of the first plane of consciousness. This level of consciousness is greater than the zeroth plane and less than the consciousness higher up the first plane, and less than the consciousness on the second plane and so on. Eventually, eventually, the soul reincarnates and increases its experience of Life and consciousness, all the way up to the top of the sixth plane. Here, the soul’s consciousness is very expanded, and it’s a place where karma can be easily balanced, prior to God realisationship, with the soul going onto the Divine Journeys.

A person whose soul is on the sixth plane will have a far greater degree of consciousness than a soul on the zeroth or the first or the second plane for instance (and the third, fourth and fifth planes). People with sixth plane souls (and fifth plane souls) are very unlikely to say they are enlightened, have special powers or authority etc because they have experienced enough of Life to realise there is so much more to learn, and they appreciate the absolutely massive gulf between where they are now and the consciousness and other qualities that are there for God-realised souls on the Divine Journeys.

Usually for souls it is one way traffic from the zeroth plane to the sixth plane. However, if someone abuses the enormous power they have available to them on the fourth plane they can get dropped down to lower down the fourth plane, or lower, including right back down to the bottom of the zeroth plane, back to a mineral life again! These days people on higher planes can also be dropped. The Avatar had dropped one soul down from the sixth plane to the second so they would have millions of more lives of experience to make them more useful to the Avatar when they met again (this happen to a person called Eruch who served Meher Baba). Having more experience of life than the normal can also be useful for spiritual teachers or Perfect Masters because they understand more about Life, which makes them more effective and helpful to other souls.

The main Master is the Avatar who comes down to earth every 400 to 700 years in major and in minor incarnations ( Krishna, Ram, Buddha, Jesus, Mohammed- though said he was only a prophet, and Meher Baba who dropped his body in 1969). Many of the incarnations are ones where they keep a low profile. Even in the major incarnations they will only gather around them a small number of followers to do the work, even though they may make contact or be seen by large numbers of people as they do their work. The Avataric work involves altering the timelines of creation and humanity to get them back on track, and for the spiritual advancement of all souls in creation. There are plenty of accounts available online of people meeting Meher Baba if you want to find out how people felt or  what they experienced when they met him. He said he had come to awaken people and not teach as we had been given plenty of words already. He would communicate to people, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”. This time around, he made all the major decisions for the next three thousand years, and altered the timelines in his universal work. There are accounts of his work in a series of books called “Lord Meher” and these can be read free online. He worked with ordinary people, in the East and the West, he worked with Masts (God intoxicated people who care only for God and who are like spiritual generators), and undertook other types of spiritual work. The work around the time of the Second World War is quite illuminating.

To help the Avatar when they are not on earth, there have always been five Perfect Masters. These hold the qualities of Bliss, Wisdom, Knowledge, Truth and Power. Whereas the Avatar has access to all the Divine Journeys in their system, the Perfect Masters used to have access to the first, second and third Divine Journeys. As these are infinitely big, that is a lot of energy they can work with to bring into Creation to make changes. The Perfect Masters have infinite consciousness, are aware of creation as Illusion as they are aware of Reality. They are at the centre of creation and of each being in creation. Every moment they are doing universal work.

There are 51 other people on this planet who are God-realized, whose consciousness is on the lower Divine Journeys. Some of these can have a role like a saint or a Master, and they have access to Divine Journey energy and light. An example of this is Mother Meera in Germany, who brings through the Paramatman Light. God-realized people have access to Divine guides who help them in their work, especially the Perfect Masters. Archangels are sixth plane and angels are fifth plane, and the Perfect Masters as aspects of God, being on the Divine Journeys, direct the Archangels and angels, as they have the authority as an earned right. Also, importantly, being infinite, they can handle the full mental energy of the Archangels and angels.

There is a gigantic gap in consciousness between the Divine Journeys and the planes of consciousness in creation. What we call masters on the sixth, fifth, fourth planes and so on, only have access to the energy and light (mental or astral) on their plane or lower.

Some energies and abilities on some planes can look spectacular. For instance, the energy on the third plane can be used by saints on the third plane or higher to perform what would be called minor miracles, such as creating perfume as they rub their fingers together, or getting ash to grow out of statues. This is energy, not spirituality, which is about a person’s connection with God. When someone has that connection, miracles like that are meaningless.

There is a way a person can have higher plane energy flowing through them. A person in everyday life, or someone who has a saint or a master role, can be overshadowed by a Perfect Master, who can flow energy through and get work done depending on the strength of the person’s energy system. Perfect Masters will also work through their agents who are placed on different planes, though they won’t necessarily seem like masters, and in fact may look very ordinary, so the work gets done without any fuss or glamour.

A person may also be overshadowed by a being on the inner planes and bring through teachings and energy. So someone on the second plane could be overshadowed on the inner planes by another person on the fifth plane. Or they could be overshadowed by a guide on the inner planes who passes through energy and information. Though the energy and information from a fifth plane or sixth plane being won’t be of the same standard as from a Perfect Master. Someone on the zeroth, or first or second plane might think it is great, and they could still get some energy or healing from it because it is from a higher plane and will speed up their karma a bit. But if a person has been around a God-realized being, or a Perfect Master, or if they are old enough to have been around the Avatar, they would know there is a Universe of difference between the energy and teaching of someone on the Divine Journeys, and someone on the planes of consciousness. Still, got to start somewhere, and someone carrying out the master role might in many lifetimes end up being a Perfect Master.

The whole thing about finding a master or spiritual teacher is a tricky business. People who want spiritual direction and who want a teacher are putting their trust in someone they don’t know, and as learners, they are likely not to be able to know what to look for in a teacher. Some teachers are good and loving, with good intentions. Some teachers are in it for motives other than being loving and compassionate to the people who have put their faith in them. It might be for power, for money, for control, for sex, or to boost their own ego. Or the person could be overshadowed by a being or entity on the inner planes who sounds plausible, but is actually twisted and bringing through energy that damages or ensnares and controls. (I experienced this with some people pretending to teach about angels. I wrote about it on my blog. I did get out of the situation when I realized I was feeling wrong.)

In life we connect up with people, including potential spiritual teachers and masters because of karma. We will have met them before in some context in one or more previous lives. Our karma is there to give us experience, and sometimes we need the lesson that being with someone gives us, until we have learned the lesson and no longer require the connection.

In life, knowing how to discern what is right or good for us really helps. Some people have a gut instinct and follow it. Some people have a good intuition, or a very helpful guide, or they have an open third eye and can look at the energy of potential situations and their timelines to help them make good choices. If a person is vulnerable, it is easy for them to be pushed into something unsafe, though. The easiest trick in the world is to make them feel special and loved, but ensnare them.

There is a lot of choice out there. People can make a karmic connection, and still check out the other person, the potential teacher or master. Here is a way. Imagine going through their energy to their heart centre. Imagine how it feels, looks, smells like and sounds like. If all seems good, then wonderful. Let that help you make a choice.