TEXT OF READING 3744-1
This Psychic Reading given by Edgar Cayce at the Phillips Hotel, Dayton, Ohio, this 18th day of June, 1923
28. (Q) How can this work be developed so that all can do it?
(A) All can already do it. As to the degree of the development, only the law of concentration through subjugation, as we have the law here, as this we illustrate conditions: Water occupies a certain place without changing of form. It always occupies that same place, though it is pliable.
Air may be compressed without changing form, only needing the opportunities of the expression of its flexibility. One is no more flexible than the other, though air can occupy with water, same as we have with individuals in this sphere.
With the subjugation of one of the elements or of the Trinity of the individual, those characters, those powers, those forces, those laws of the other portion of body are brought out into play and only need the opportunity of their self-expression.
29. (Q) Is this work harmful or detrimental to the physical and mental forces of this body?
(A) No. It may be abused as any force, either of the physical, mental, soul or spiritual force of the body. It may be made to become destructive by the misapplication, as we would have in just those elements as we have shown by the changing of form.
Only a very thin veil between sublime and ridiculous, thinner between good and evil, whether applied to the physical, mental, soul or spiritual elements of the physical or material body as is manifested on this plane with its attributes.
The highest attributes of the material body being what is called on this plane, the senses and the body is given the vehicle or mode of expressing the fundamentals or findings of its senses or psychic or soul force is expressed to the mental or physical plane through one of these senses, or made manifested thereby.
The destructive forces may be made to govern or control any or all these senses in the physical.
With the subjugation of one in the material we find some one or all of the others become highly attuned or more sensitive, the same as in the developing of those inclined by the forces, either of the laws being followed by attraction upon by material ability or forces as applied by the universal force in the attraction of other bodies or spheres governing the plane and under the force in which the body takes on sphere, its scope of living.
In this manner the developing of the psychic or soul forces through one of the senses so governed may be developed to good or evil, as is classified in this sphere.
Evil is only evil to him, who thinks it evil or to what sense it has become applied. All is good as used to the developing of any force under which its law applies.
30. (Q) How should this work be used to be the most successful and to do the most good?
(A) As has been applied and under the laws governing force as is shown in just what has been given to this individual body, Edgar Cayce, we are speaking of, as known on this plane, though this has covered eight generations.
We have the forces as applied through that of the healing of physical ailments and that may border on to ailments of the soul and mental and spiritual forces.
Cayce on The Masters and The Great White Brotherhood
(A) In the beginning, celestial beings. We have first the Son, then the other sons or celestial beings that are given their force and power. Hence that force which rebelled in the unseen forces (or in spirit) that came into activity, was that influence which has been called Satan, the Devil, the Serpent; they are One.
That of REBELLION! Hence, when man in any activity rebels against the influences of good he harkens to the influence of evil rather than the influence of good. Hence, will is given to man as he comes into this manifested form that we see in material forces, for the choice.
As given, “There is set before thee (man) good and evil.” Evil is rebellion. Good is the Son of Life, of Light, of Truth; and the Son of Light, of Life, of Truth, came into physical being to demonstrate and show and lead the way for man’s ascent to the power of good over evil in a material world.
As there is, then, a personal savior, there is the personal devil.”
– Edgar Cayce – from Reading 262-52
… the Mayan legends tell us, good was overcome by evil’s lure. The biblical statement that “the Sons of God looked upon the Daughters of Men and saw that they were fair; and took them wives of all they chose,” indicates the fall of the well-intended celestial beings, who were only attempting to counter the influences of evil.
This passage is found in Genesis, chapter six, along with the only mention of the powerful mighty beings of ancient times, the Nephilim. These gods of old lost their power as they succumbed to the distractions of self-seeking and rebellion.
Cayce explains that those who pushed their way into matter willfully, not in cooperation with God and Nature, “were called the Sons of the Earth or Sons of Man.” He explains that “the Creative Forces, God, then made the first man — or first God-man.”
This physical being “was the beginning of the Sons of God.”
Cayce continues: “Then those souls who entered through a channel made by God — not by thought, not by desire, not by lust, not by things that separated continually — were the Sons of God, the Daughters of God.”
Implied in Cayce’s readings is that souls were not necessarily trapped in one group or another, but could move between them by using their wills to change their ways.
In today’s world, Cayce warns that there is “only a very thin veil between sublime and ridiculous, thinner between good and evil.” He teaches, as do so many others, that the real judge of an action or thought is the motivation behind it.
If the motivation is self-seeking, self-gratifying, self-exalting, then no matter how good the action or thought may appear, it gives strength to the forces of evil.
He also stretches our understanding by teaching that the “desire to do good and to be good is not man’s problem alone, but to be good FOR SOMETHING, to be good as a purposefulness!
But doing good for Good’s sake; doing good because it brings contentment, it brings harmony, it brings peace, it brings associations that create in the hearts of the associates JOY and HOPE and the LONGING for the greater knowledge of the SOURCE of good” (Cayce’s emphasis).
In closing, Cayce channels this wonderful piece of wisdom: “Love, mercy, and justice eschew evil; and keep thy heart SINGING all the while.”
Guiding light: Jacob’s dream from the Book of Genesis in which he saw the angels of God ascending and descending the ladder to Heaven
Irish Independent – John Spain
Sunday September 12 2010
They’re the hottest tickets in town but they’re not for Jedward or U2 — they’re tickets for the launch of a new book by ‘angel’ writer Lorna Byrne.
Byrne is the woman who sees angels and has been talking to them since she was a child, a gift that means many people here and abroad now regard her as an important spiritual guide.
Her first book, Angels in my Hair, was a phenomenon. It was a number one best-seller in Ireland, shifting over 70,000 copies. Since it was published two years ago it has been translated into 20 languages and has appeared in 47 countries, with sales exceeding half a million copies.
So the interest in her second book is huge. Titled Stairways to Heaven, it is being launched in Ireland on Tuesday), two days before its international launch.
As well as meeting the 300 people who will attend the launch, Byrne will read from her new book and answer questions from the audience. Those who can’t get a ticket can see her on the Late Late Show next Friday. She will be doing a signing in Easons in O’Connell Street in Dublin the following day, followed by signings around the country.
Byrne recently returned from a six-week coast-to-coast US tour where she was a big hit. She featured on Fox News, her events were sell-outs everywhere and the US publisher of Angels in my Hair had to rush through a reprint.
Rasa — Devotion