Conversations with the Master: Subtle Energies

Some might expect that the question of subtle energies is about acquisition and mastery of siddhi energies leading to materialisation, bilocation, walking on water (yes, this can be done!) and so forth. Others recognise subtle energies as energies that surround us and penetrate within such as mass movements, chaotic nodes or thought-forms that seize our consciousness, our minds, even our feelings. These too, exist. Here, the Master is speaking of subtle energies that we have dragged around embedded in our souls lifetime and lifetime again. They are useless, they do not serve us, they tie us to this physical domain, where we do not belong. We belong – in Love – beside The Master, the Creator of the ALL who is Love, Love, Love.

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2017 September Equinox

There are two equinoxes every year – in September and March – when the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night is nearly equal. Seasons are opposite on either side of the Equator, so the equinox in September is also known as the autumnal (fall) equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, and is considered the first day of fall. In the Southern Hemisphere, it is known as the vernal (spring) equinox and marks the first day of spring.

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Conversations with the Master: Inner Voice

The inner voice of the Divine is present in everyone. EVERYONE. It is crowded out by desires, strong emotions, reactions, attachments, must-haves and the fears of modern men and women: fear of missing out. The turn towards the loving Divinity cures all these ills for modern humanity. The turn towards loving divinity and its soft voice brings in its wake the solving of problems and issues, doubts and hesitations. Yet, the turn towards loving Divinity requires confidence, strength and courage to endure and persevere. The Creator is all Love, and this world is shining with HIS LOVE. Love is the benefit when we turn to listen to the inner voice within …

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Note on Crop Circles and the Solar Eclipse

The Great American Eclipse will carve a path of totality – darkness – across the North of the Americas on 21 August 2017. This eclipse has been signified in many crop circles and in this note, we look to some other crop circles. The time of Ascension and the higher dimensions is now, and the crop circles portend a wave of uplifting energies coming. There is light at the end of the tunnel.

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Notes on a Solar Eclipse – August 2017

The August 2017 solar eclipse follows the partial lunar eclipse of two weeks earlier. This eclipse occurs during turbulent times for the planets. The month of August has many planetary changes in addition to effects from this particular eclipse.

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Conversations with the Master: The Valley of Doubts and Hesitations

Doubts and hesitations often accompany you in preliminary stages of the spiritual path. Plenty of questions come up, questions such as β€˜Is the path I follow not some sort of fraud contrived to draw me into some unpleasant affair?’ … Many are afraid of getting caught up in a spiritual circle and having the surrender their will and freedom to a so-called-spiritual-leader. In this excerpt, The Master clarifies how doubts and hesitations on the spiritual path turn towards fear and darkness and not towards light and love.

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Nelson Mandela Day

Every year on 18 July β€” the day Nelson Mandela was born β€” the UN asks individuals around the world to mark Nelson Mandela International Day (18 July) by making a difference in their communities. Everyone has the ability and the responsibility to change the world for the better, and Mandela Day is an occasion for everyone to take action and inspire change.

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(circa 755 -797)

Padmasambhava introduced Buddhist doctrine into Tibet and exorcised its demons. He is one of the historically identifiable founders of Tibetan Buddhism and of the Lamas, as Tibetan Buddhist monks are generally called.

Padmasamhhava (literally, born of the Lotus) was born in the extreme north-west of India, now Pakistan. He was already an accredited Tantric master at the Nalanda university when he was called to Tibet by King Thn-Srong Detsan (740-786). Buddhism had doubtlessly arrived in Tibet one century before, during the reign of the first king, Tri-srong Detsan (c.610-649) who had married two Buddhist princesses, one from Nepal, and the other from China.

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Tenzin Gyatso – The Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Ocean of Compassion

The Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Born: 1935
Residence: Dharamsala, India
Birth Name: Tenzin Gyatso

Dalai Lama: “teacher whose wisdom is as great as the ocean”; an honorary title bestowed by the Mongolian prince Altan Khan on the third head of the Gelukpa school in 1578. This close connection with Mongolia brought the school of Tsongkhapa into a position of political preeminence, which with the fifth dalai lama (1617-82) was consolidated into rulership over all of Tibet. Since this time, the Dalai Lama has been regarded as an incarnation of Avalokiteshvara, and the Panchen Lama has been venerated as his spiritual representative. Each Dalai Lama is considered a reincarnation (tulku) of the preceding Dalai Lamas. The Dalai Lamas not only fulfilled their role as heads of state. Among them are also great scholars and poets filled with joie de vivre, like the sixth Dalai Lama. The fourteenth Dalai
Lama, in exile since 1959, combines in his person a spiritual and political authority that is still binding for the Tibetan people.

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Hakuin Zenji also known as Hakuin Ekaku (1686 1769)

Hakuin Zenji also known as Hakuin Ekaku (1686 1769)
Reformer of Zen Buddhism
What is the sound of one hand clapping?

Image of Hakuin asking What is the sound of one hand clapping?

What is the sound of one hand clapping?

So asked Hakuin, the author of this well known Zen koan. Hakuin was one of the most important Japanese Zen masters of the Rinzai school. He is often referred to as the father of modern Rinzai Zen, since he gave new impetus to the Rinzai school which had been gradually deteriorating since the 14th century and reformed it. He systematized koan training and emphasized once again the importance of zazen (sitting in absorption) the practice of which had been more and more eclipsed by intellectual preoccupation with Zen writings.

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born: 1165, Murcia, Spain
obit: Damascus 1240 Abu Bakr Muhammad


Muhyi al-Din Ibn al-Arabi was born in Murcia into a very pious and cultured milieu. When he was seven, he and his family moved to Seville, the capital of the Almohades Empire which extended all over North Africa. At 16, having studied with Andalusian spiritual leaders, he‘ entered on the path’. He was so cultured that at an early age he was awarded an important administrative post; it was also at this time that he met and married a young woman whom he considered to be the spiritual ideal. But a grave illness which brought with it powerful visions led him to give up his career and his possessions in order to practise asceticism in strict seclusion. Several long years of pilgrimage followed, during which Ibn’Arabi met the greatest mystics in Spain and the Mahgreb, where he spent some time before a vision compelled him to go to the East. In 1201-02 he travelled to Cairo, Jerusalem, and finally to Mecca, where he was welcomed into the home of an eminent Persian sheikh and his sister.

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al-Ghazali: The Seven Obstacles

The Seven Obstacles

The following brief description of the path that the devotee travels in his journey to Jannah (Paradise) is taken from the introduction of Imam al-Ghazali’s Minhaj al-‘Abidin ila Jannati Rabb al-‘Alamin (The Path that the Devotee has to traverse in order to reach the Garden of the Lord of the Universe). This path to Jannah is no more than the devotee’s actual worship and servitude of Allah, the Almighty. However, in undertaking this journey the devotee is confronted with Seven Obstacles which he needs to overcome if he is to accomplish his goal and reach his destination. These Seven Obstacles are:

  1. the Obstacle of Knowledge
  2. the Obstacle of Repentance
  3. the Obstacle of the Barriers
  4. the Obstacle of the Four Distractions
  5. the Obstacle of the Forces
  6. the Obstacle of the Nullifiers
  7. the Obstacle of Praise and Gratitude

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The Alchemist of Happiness

Algazel, better known as al-Ghazali, was born Abu Hamid Ibn Muhammad Ibn Muhammad al-Tusi al-Shafi’i al-Ghazali in 1058 A.D. in Khorasan, Irandad, in the west of what is now called Iran. He was an Islamic theologian, philosopher, and mystic. He is considered one of the greatest theologians in Islam. Al-Ghazali made a significant philosophical contribution at a time which was important for the continuing legitimate existence of the sufi component of Islam.

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Baba’s Letter to his brother, 1947

“To all who are devoted to Me:

My dear Ones! I received the communication that you wrote and sent; I found in it the surging floods of doubts and anxiety. Let Me tell you that it is impossible to plumb the hearts and discover the nature of Jnanis, Yogis, ascetics, saints, sages and the like. People are endowed with a variety of characteristics and mental attitudes so that each one judges according to his own angle. talks and argues in the light of his own nature. But we have to stick to our own path, our own wisdom, our own resolution without getting affected by popular appraisal. As the proverb says, It is only the fruit-laden tree that receives the shower of stones from passers-by. The good always provoke the bad into calumny; the bad always provoke the good into derision. This is the nature of this world. One must be surprised if such things do not happen.

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Spiritual Intelligence

p>This page is an overview of and introduction to Spiritual Intelligence. The spiritual focus here is not on any one particular religion or belief system, rather, on practical elements which are common to spiritual activity by humans.

All intelligence is problem solving skill. Intelligence(s) in all its forms, are used to solve problems we encounter.

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