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Half-Ensoulment … by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 8 August 2018

Dear Ones,

This is a video about people who feel that they have a Soul, but have no relationship with their Soul. There is a lightly edited Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Sometimes people feel that they have a Soul, but they just do not relate to their Soul, or they do not have a relationship with their Soul. I hear that most often from scientific people, because they are working mostly with their left brain … their logical brain … in their scientific work.

I think it takes the right side of the brain … the intuitive side … to begin to develop a relationship with the Soul. So it has to do with lack of whole brain function … lack of Cosmic Mind … lack of connection with Universal Mind: The notion that we do have a Soul … the understanding that we do … without the sensitivity, the intuitive feeling, that it is vitally important to talk to our Soul.

The connection of the body and the mind and the emotions with the Soul is strengthened by thoughts of the Soul and speech with the Soul … petitioning the Soul for help.

Petitioning the Soul for help … aligning with the purpose and the mission of the Soul … those things strengthen our Soul connection.

Ignoring the Soul has the opposite effect. Going against the purpose and mission of the Soul has an even stronger effect of attenuating the thread, or cord, (1) connecting our subtle bodies with the Soul.

Constantly acting against the hopes of the Soul … or against the very nature of the Soul … eventually causes the cord that connects our subtle bodies, our ego, and our awareness with the Soul to snap. And that results in the state we call Soullessness: The Soulless man, or the Soulless woman.

In church terms this kind of person is sometimes called the ‘Irredeemable Reprobate’, or the person of ‘utmost depravity’. In psychology or psychiatry the terms used are antisocial personality, sociopath, and psychopath. In law enforcement the term might be something colorful, such as ‘scum of the Earth’.

Conversely, if we find ourselves in a state of attenuated connection with the Soul, then paying more and more attention to alignment with the Soul purpose and mission, to conversations with the Soul, to respect for and awareness of the Soul, will make that connection stronger and stronger, and us into healthier and more vibrant, and more complete human beings.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

Image: “Charmlee Wilderness Park 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 28 July 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Charmlee Wilderness Park 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 28 July 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Charmlee Wilderness Park 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 28 July 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Charmlee Wilderness Park 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 28 July 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

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(1) This thread or cord is variously termed the silver cord, the silver thread, the antahkarana, the kundalini, the central vertical power current, the pranic column, and the pranic tube. See also …

Link: “Soulless Men,” by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky … with comments by Alice B. Clagett, published on 13 July 2018; revised on 17 July 2018, https://wp.me/p2Rkym-9Cc ..

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School . a poem by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 2 July 2018

Dear Ones,

Here is a new poem by me …

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SCHOOL
A poem by Alice B. Clagett
2 July 2018

 

What bookish notion schools a bairn
rapt, like a crayfish by a languid bourne?

What did that crawdad ever learn,
that it knew not on finding form?

How, in fact, shall I take in
all the beings that I am?

How frisk the veil of by and by
where tens on tens of folks be I ?

— one just borning and the next full grown
— one soft cocooning, in carnation’s womb
— 
one swift careening through an astral gloom
turning, hand outstretched, to angelic lumen

Now regal male decked rough, reared up full wild
Now just past childhood mother cradling her own child

Guerrero here, there carpenter or nun
Pagan, Christian, wondering One
Trying, falling, free, then bound
yearning, spurning, missing, found!

How may we reckon age or race or wealth?
How learn the weight of wisdom of our Self?

How find a mooring in this place, that time
when placeless timeless Hearts toward God incline?

He is the flower of the Soul
His the enthralling, star-spanned role
His is the basket that all lives enspline
He is the teacher, He the rhyme

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In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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Mahabharata on Virtual Reality, Physical Reality, and Cosmic Reality . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 27 May 2018

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
  • MORE INFORMATION

Dear Ones,

The part of the great Indian epic “The Mahabharata” referred to in the video is known, separately, as “The Bhagavad Gita.” The reference in the video is to a very famous explanation made by “The Lord of Hearts” (elsewhere termed “Lord Krishna”) to Arjuna, on the field of battle.

There’s a Summary after the video, and a translation of the relevant text from “The Bhagavad Gita” in the “More Information” section that follows the Summary.

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

You know, when it says in the Mahabharata that the world is like a great show put on by God, or play, or like that … it doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t take real life seriously and live ethically. It just means that, if we’re faced with despair over the way things are going in the world … if we’re very upset … then the thing to do is to place it in the hands of God.

By making changes on the internet, regarding facts, and turning them into fiction, or by making a movie about something …. We can’t change reality in that way. See? We have virtual reality, and then we have true reality. And then we have the astral realm, as well; and many others … the Kingdom of God, and so forth.

If we want to make a change in a particular version of reality … a particular dimension … then we need to work within that dimension, to make that change. And not in a virtual way.

It’s true that societal expectation influence the way people vote, for instance. And that the movies help to create public opinion. But, in and of itself, a movie about a true-life event, can’t change the karma of that event. That needs to be worked out in the real world.

And changing the facts online. can’t change the facts in the real world. A virtual reality is not a physical reality. I’d like to make that perfectly clear.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

MORE INFORMATION

Excerpt from “The Bhagavad Gita,” by Vyasa, translated by Edwin Arnold, “Chapter 2: Of Doctrines” … https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Bhagavad_Gita_(Arnold_translation)/Chapter_2 … public domain

“Sanjaya. So spake Arjuna to the Lord of Hearts,
And sighing, “I will not fight!” held silence then.
To whom, with tender smile, (O Bharata!)
While the Prince wept despairing ‘twixt those hosts,
Krishna made answer in divinest verse:
Krishna. Thou grievest where no grief should be! thou speak’st
Words lacking wisdom! for the wise in heart
Mourn not for those that live, nor those that die.
Nor I, nor thou, nor any one of these,
Ever was not, nor ever will not be,
For ever and for ever afterwards.
All, that doth live, lives always! To man’s frame
As there come infancy and youth and age,
So come there raisings-up and layings-down
Of other and of other life-abodes,
Which the wise know, and fear not. This that irks —
Thy sense-life, thrilling to the elements —
Bringing thee heat and cold, sorrows and joys,
‘Tis brief and mutable! Bear with it, Prince!
As the wise bear. The soul which is not moved,
The soul that with a strong and constant calm
Takes sorrow and takes joy indifferently,
Lives in the life undying! That which is
Can never cease to be; that which is not
Will not exist. To see this truth of both
Is theirs who part essence from accident,
Substance from shadow. Indestructible,
Learn thou! the Life is, spreading life through all;
It cannot anywhere, by any means,
Be anywise diminished, stayed, or changed.
But for these fleeting frames which it informs
With spirit deathless, endless, infinite,
They perish. Let them perish, Prince! and fight!
He who shall say, ‘Lo! I have slain a man!’
He who shall think, ‘Lo! I am slain!’ those both
Know naught! Life cannot slay. Life is not slain!
Never the spirit was born; the spirit shall cease to be never;
Never was time it was not; End and Beginning are dreams!
Birthless and deathless and changeless remaineth the spirit for
ever;
Death hath not touched it at all, dead though the house of it
seems!
Who knoweth it exhaustless, self-sustained,
Immortal, indestructible, — shall such
Say, ‘I have killed a man, or caused to kill?’

“Nay, but as when one layeth
His worn-out robes away,
And, taking new ones, sayeth,
‘These will I wear to-day!’
So putteth by the spirit
Lightly its garb of flesh,
And passeth to inherit
A residence afresh.”

Here is another translation:

Link: “Krishna and Arjuna speak of war in the Bhagavad Gita,” in “The Art of Persuasion: Past and Present,| https://sites.google.com/site/persuasionpast/home/krishna-and-arjuna-speak-of-war-in-the-bhagavad-gita ..

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Individualisation of the Souls of Pets . by the Theosophists . with comments by Alice B. Clagett

Revised 21 March 2018; originally compiled on 27 November 2013

  • Theosophy on Individualisation of Domestic Animals
  • Individualisation, Individuation, and Enlightenment

Dear Ones,

Here is an explanation from “The Causal Body and the Ego,” by Arthur E. Powell, (1) regarding how house pets move from sharing an animal group soul to having an individual Soul. This process is known, in Theosophy, as individualisation, or in modern spelling, individualization. After that is a description of how this Theosophical concept differs from the Jungian notion of individuation and the concept of enlightenment.

Theosophy on Individualisation of Domestic Animals

“Large numbers of the higher domestic animals have reached this stage [“when there is only one animal form attached to the Group-Soul”] and have really become separate entities, incarnating in a succession of animal bodies; although they have not as yet, of course, attained to the possession of a causal body – the true mark of individualisation . . .

“. . . any animal which is now attaining, or even approaching individualisation, must be very remarkably in advance of the others, and the number of such cases is consequently very small. Nevertheless, they do occasionally occur. Close association with man is necessary to produce this result . . .

“We may note two factors at work:

“1) the emotions and thoughts of the man act constantly upon those of the animal, and tend to raise him to a higher level both emotionally and intellectually;

“2) the animal, if kindly treated, develops, devoted affection for his human friend, and also unfolds his intellectual powers in trying to understand that friend and anticipate his wishes.

“It has been found that individualisation, which lifts an entity definitely from the animal kingdom into the human, can take place only for certain kinds of animals,—one for each of the seven great types or ‘rays’. In fact, it is only among domesticated creatures, and by no means among all classes, even of these, that individualisation occurs. Of these classes, we already know certainly the elephant, the monkey, the dog and cat. The horse is possibly a fifth.

“Up to each of these heads of types leads a long line of wild animals, which has not been fully investigated. It is known, however, that wolves, foxes, jackals, and all such creatures culminate in the dog: lions, tigers, leopards, jaguars and ocelots culminate in the domestic cat.”

“It should be noted also that an animal of any given type, that individualises into a human being, will become a man of that same type, and no other.” (1)

Individualisation, Individuation, and Enlightenment

I note that individualisation, in the Theosophical sense, or integration of a causal body amongst the subtle bodies, is different from the Jungian notion of individuation. The latter refers to self-actualization, or integration of the subconscious into the conscious mind. (2)

This latter … individuation through self-actualization … is one step in the process of enlightenment. Another is integration of the conscious mind with the superconscious mind.

The result is auric integration: lower triangle (subconscious mind) combined with fourth through seventh chakras (conscious mind). And that combined with the 8th through the 12th chakras.

Then there may be expansion, in a mystical sense, to become one with Gaia, with our Solar System, with our Milky Way, with our Universe, and with the Multiverse. This may take place as we move on, to awareness of the unformed dimensions past the transpersonal formed dimensions. See …

Link: “Enlightenment I: On Mastering the Unconscious and Conscious Mind,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 17 June 2016, https://wp.me/p2Rkym-5zc ..

Link: “Enlightenment II: Raising the Kundalini to Heal the Human EMF and Alleviate Ascension Symptoms,” by Alice B. Clagett, published in April 2014, https://wp.me/p2Rkym-5yX ..

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

[The bracketed information is a quotation from a sentence just above the text where it is inserted. Paragraphing is partly mine. –Alice]

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(1) from “The Causal Body and the Ego,” Ch XII. Animal Group-Souls,” by Arthur E. Powell, http://www.hermetics.org/pdf/theosophy/Arthur_E_Powell_-_The_Causal_Body___The_Ego.pdf …  IN my copy of the book, the above excerpt is on pages 61 –

This public domain book is also available for sale here: http://www.lulu.com/shop/arthur-e-powell/the-causal-body-and-the-ego/ebook/product-5076655.html ..

(2) Link: “Jung and His Individuation Process,” in Journal Psyche, http://journalpsyche.org/jung-and-his-individuation-process/ ..

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Ascension Guide – Body of Light – Soul Field . by Alice B. Clagett

Revised; originally published on 21 March 2014 

Dear Ones,

I took an online class from Daniella Breen … http://www.daniellabreen.com/ … recently. Gosh, was it terrific! During the class she introduced me to my guardian angel and my ascension guide … I mean, she actually did … I can’t imagine how … introduce me to these two beings, and now I’m able to call back their energy into my presence any time. This is so very out there for me that I’ve been struggling to find words for the experience.

My guardian angel is such a sweet, feminine, angelic presence, such a comfort to me.

My ascension guide is quite different … a being of Light, who has been through many incarnations. He asked me to relate to him as he was in a specific incarnation … as  a masculine presence in a paternal role. His energy of that incarnation and his ‘being of Light’ energy have joined mine in my pranic core (aka the pranic tube, pranic column, central vertical power current, kundalini, antahkarana, silver cord, or silver thread) … the tube of energy that runs vertically through the middle of my body. I sensed immediately that his energy completed my own, and would help me clear the distortions of my Light body … what are sometimes known as samskaras or karmic miasmic distortions.

As I’ve mentioned in an earlier blog, last time I meditated, I called my guardian angel, and she touched my right hand!

So then I called my ascension guide, and could very clearly feel his blending presence in and above my auric field. Gosh, I thought, this ascension guide must be resplendently large. How nice that he wants to hang out with me here on the physical plane! I was reminded of the pictures of the Buddha sitting under the bodhi tree … as if the Buddha represented my physical body, and the bodhi tree this wonderful being of Light that has been hanging out with me, helping me clear, and guiding me.

Image: Buddha sitting under the Bodhi tree, with blue background, http://data.whicdn.com/images/58843423/15080_630082873675118_1648347003_n_large.jpg ..

Lots of times the Buddha is depicted under the bodhi tree, but the pictures usually leave out the top of the tree, like this:

Image: Buddha sitting under the Bodhi tree, not showing the top of the tree, https://iamofthestars.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/e1313-buda.jpg ..

This is an interesting thing … we tend to relate only to the energy all around our body, like the trunk of the tree is to the left and right of the Buddha in the picture. But what if our energy … the energy of our Higher Self, to which my ascension guide is helping me connect … is far higher … and maybe far lower … than that?

What if it’s a whole starry sky of energy that belongs in our Soul field? Or the entire Light grid of Earth? Or a ‘tree trunk’ of Light that extends upward to the very Source of All? Point is, our body of Light and our Soul field may be lots bigger than we envision … At least as tall as a sapling tree, for starters. That’s pretty easy to envision.

I’m with Lord Buddha, and my ascension guide on this! I love the beauty and grandeur of my own tree of life.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Knock Knock Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door . by Bob Dylan . with comments by Alice B. Clagett

Dear Ones,

Video: “Bob Dylan – Knockin’ on heaven’s door with lyrics on screen,” by John CI, 16 June 2013, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w5MSAUbK08 … Say, where is that place at  the beginning of the video? Is that the blue Pacific across from Neptune’s Net on Pacific Coast Highway (PCH)?

For me personally, the ascension process sometimes seems a little like dying … At the very least, the death of my ego, of my existence as a personality. I mean, what’s on the other side of that door?

In the last week or two I’ve bounced around all over 4D … from the seventh level of hell to the seventh level of heaven. And everywhere in between. Seems like every time I get up there around seventh heaven, I fall into some sort of in-group, out-group mentality. Like I need to identify with a Soul group in order to barge through the ‘glass ceiling’ between 4D and 5D. Like I’m sunk in the dunk unless I team up with these or those. Go figure!

And then there’s the consciousness grid about being led by someone in the know, about marching under the flag of a leader, about believing in this or that … Is Divine Mother my all in all? Or is it simply the All? Or may I rely on my ascension team of light beings? Am I damned if I do? Am I damned if I don’t? Is it ok to let this chaos of ideas flow through my mental mind and gut brain? Will I get through this? Will I be left behind?

It’s true, the way seems dark, but in those moments of brilliant intuition I have a certain knowledge that my Soul, in all its sacred majesty, knows the path. I don’t need to believe in anything …

Better, I’m guessing, not to believe in anything. Open the door of my perceptions, and greet the Unknown. No matter what, my feet are standing right here on Mother Earth.

Maybe I’ll take a drive up PCH today. Maybe when I knock, the mystery of All that is will whisper in my ear!

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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Methods of Individualisation of the Soul . by Arthur E. Powell . with comments by Alice B. Clagett

Revised; originally compiled on 30 November 2013

Dear Ones,

These are quotes from Arthur E. Powell’s Theosophical compilations regarding the various methods through which a house pet can individualise. Theosophy states that animals have group-souls. All lions, for instance, share but one group-soul. (1)

But according to Theosophy, when an animal has a long association with a human being, it can acquire an individual Soul. This process is termed individualisation, or in more modern spelling, individualization

Here are the quotes from “The Causal Body and the Ego,” by Arthur E. Powell, that describe the process of individualization …

“It was said in the preceding chapter that the effort, resulting from which individualisation, takes place, must be made from below, i.e.., by the animal. This effort may take place in one of three distinct ways, and so exercise a very far-eaching effect on the whole future life of the entity concerned.

“When an ego is formed, the three aspects of the Higher Triad, i.e.., Atma, Buddhi, and Manas, must all be called forth: the first connection, however may be made through any one of the three, as follows:

“[1] Between the lower mind and the higher
“[2] Between the astral body and Buddhi
“[3] Between the physical body and Atma

“The animal will thus individualise in the first case through intellect, in the second case through emotions, and in the third case through will. We will now briefly consider each of these three methods.

“(I) Individualisation through Intellect — If an animal is associated with a human being, who is not predominantly emotional, but whose chief activities are of a mental nature, then the nascent mental body of the animal will be stimulated by the close association, and the probabilities are that individualisation will take place through the mind, as the result of mental efforts made by the animal to understand his master.

“(II) Individualisation through Emotion — If, on the other hand, the master be an emotional man, full of strong affections, the probability is that the animal will develop chiefly through his astral body, and that the final breaking of the link with the group-soul will be due to some sudden outrush of intense, affection, which will reach the buddhic aspect of the floating Monad belonging to it, and will thus cause the formation of the ego.

“(III) Individualisation through Will — In yet a third case, if the master be a man of great spirituality, or of intensely strong will, while the animal will develop, great affection and admiration for him, it will yet be the will within the animal which is principally stimulated. This will show itself in the physical body by intense activity, and indomitable resolution to achieve whatever the creature may attempt, especially in the service of his master.

“We thus see that the character and type of the master will have a great influence on the destiny of the animal. The greater portion of the work is, of course, done without any direct volition on either side, simply by incessant and inevitable action due to the proximity of the two entities concerned. The astral and mental vibrations of the man are far stronger and more complex than those of the animal, and they are consequently exercising a never-ceasing pressure upon the latter….”

–from “The Causal Body and the Ego,” by Arthur E. Powell, “Ch XIV. Methods and Degrees of Individualisation,” public domain, available at www.lulu.com or www.amazon.com Also at: http://www.hermetics.org/pdf/theosophy/Arthur_E_Powell_-_The_Causal_Body___The_Ego.pdf ..

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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(1) See “Group Soul” in Theosopedia, http://theosophy.ph/encyclo/index.php?title=Group_Soul ..

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