THE CHURCH OF THYATIRA
Fourth Center Thymus Gland Heart Chakra
Jesus presented love on different levels, identifying the highest love in this often quoted passage: “No greater love has a person, than to give up his or her life for another” not literal death, but giving up self’s desires for another’s.
It is thinking more of what another may need than what self may want.
Cayce said that Jesus had a secret prayer that he repeated to himself, “Others, Lord, others.”
This kept the Father’s power that flowed through Jesus on the right track not glorifying himself but revealing the Light and Love that flowed through him God’s love, our Father’s and Mother’s love.
Jesus used this to do good and glorify the Father rather than himself. Selfless loving is the ideal giving and caring without expectation of getting something in return.
Yet this must not be self-destructive. No one could accuse Jesus of being a doormat of self-deprecating love. He often radiated a tough love.
Those around Him often needed truth, justice, and a clear position on God’s ways, not pampering. Jesus cared so much for others that he would not let them remain in their darkness or misunderstandings. Yet he never condemned them. Rather, He called their mistakes to their attention.
He also showed a remarkable sense of their inability to handle the full truth, choosing to be patient: “I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now,” John 16:12.
Achieving ideal love in the heart center is important to soul growth.
SOUL LIFE. LOVE. by John Van Auken.
A mature love requires that we “rightly divine and divide the truth.” Cayce often referred to this teaching, as in this example:
“First, study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman not ashamed, rightly divining – or dividing – the words of truth; that is, giving proper evaluations to the material, the mental, and the spiritual relation-ships, the economic, the social, the orders of things in their proper form. Be not hasty in decisions but know that the answers may come from within,” 189-3.
In our personal search for spiritual understanding, nothing will empower and illuminate us more than love. But its way is subtle, gentle, choosing to work in the background, quietly. Its workshop is our own hearts and minds; its testing grounds, everyday life and everyday relationships.
Prayer and meditation can enhance our ability to understand and practice love in daily life. Supplicant prayer followed by a rising sense of entering into God’s presence, and abiding there in loving at-onement, will yield our better self.
This loving presence will be in little things throughout the day — little things that usually only God and our individual soul know.
These loving experiences often leave us humbled but happy and content. Marriage, parenting, friend-ship, work, and self-esteem all improve when love is carried in one’s heart and mind.
God truly is love. And abiding in God’s love is transcending, lifting us beyond our normal perspective. “Seek ye first His kingdom (Love), and all else will be added to you.”
Giving of Ourselves. by John Van Auken.
… according to Edgar Cayce’s reading of the Universal Wisdom, real power only comes through giving.
The laws of the universe are simply arranged this way by an all-wise, loving Creator. In a rather involved reading, Cayce explains the dynamics of this arrangement:
“The power comes in giving the expression of the inner self, letting the soul manifest while letting the personality of self become less and less in its desires, letting His desire be the ruling force.
As He gave out, so was the power, the ability, the experience His that He is, was, and ever will be the concrete expression of love in the minds, the hearts, the souls of men.
Then, broaden your field of activity. For the more and more that you have many [people] giving praises and thanks for the hope that you create in their minds and their hearts, greater is the experience and the ability of expression.
For the law, the love holds as He gave; one may cry aloud and long for self and yet never be heard, but where two or three are gathered in His name there is He in the midst of them. So, as you give out, the power is received.
“You may enter into your own closet and there meet your Savior within, but – as given – when you cry for self, and self alone, you close the door, you stand as a shadow before the altar of your god within yourself.
Give, then, in broader fields of activity, in every channel where those that are seeking may find; that are wandering, that are lame in body, lame in mind, halt in their manner of expression, that are blind to the beauties in their own household, their own hearts, their own minds. These you may awaken in all your fields.
And as you do, greater is your vision — and He will guide you, for He has given His angels charge concerning those that seek to be a channel of blessing to their fellow man; that purge their hearts, their bodies, of every selfish motive and give the Christ — crucified, glorified — a place in their stead.” 696-3.
The Secrets of the Golden Flower
Hugh Lynn Cayce served his father’s Association for Research and Enlightenment, Inc. (A.R.E.), as chairman of the board before his death. He was also author of the book Venture Inward, an examination of safe and unsafe methods of exploring personal psychic experiences and The Outer Limits of Edgar Cayce’s Power which explores the relatively small number (200) of readings that appeared to be inaccurate.
Take a magical journey with Herb Puryear and Hugh Lynn Cayce to learn The Secrets of the Golden Flower. Based on an ancient esoteric tradition recorded on a series of wooden tablets in the eighth century, learn about the secret with excerpts from this lecture series. Review key teaching that symbolizes the path of awakening mind and blossoming into full potential as taught in Buddhism and Taoism and paralleled in the work of Edgar Cayce.
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The Secret of the Golden Flower (“Tai Yi Jin Hua Zong Zhi”,《太乙金華宗旨》), a Chinese Taoist book about meditation, was translated by Richard Wilhelm (also translator, in the 1920s, of the Chinese philosophical classic the I Ching). Wilhelm, a friend of Carl Jung, was German, and his translations from Chinese to German were later translated to English by Cary F. Baynes.
According to Wilhelm, Lü Dongbin was the main originator of the material presented in the book. More recently (1991), the same work has been translated by Thomas Cleary, a scholar of Eastern studies. The text has also been considered as written by the Quanzhen School founder Wang Chongyang, student of Lü Dongbin.
Edgar Cayce’s Tour of Egypt
edgarcaycetv | January 10, 2011
Take a tour of Egypt from the Cayce perspective with A.R.E.’s most popular tour leader and head of Research, John Van Auken, in this A.R.E. DVD presentation available at ARECatalog.com.