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The Devil, Temptation, and the World of Thought . from the School of Theosophy . referral by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 10 June 2019

  • Introduction
  • How Our Thought Forms Sometimes Travel to Other People, and Sometimes Stay in Our Own Heads
  • How Other People’s Thought Forms May Drift Through Our Heads
  • How Our Thoughts Create Mental Filters Through Which We View the World
  • How the Stored Energy of Other People’s Thought Forms May Abide in Our Own Minds and Not Discharge Until Our Minds Are Still
  • How Our Samskaras, or Latent Tendencies, May Abide in Our Own Minds, and Not Discharge Until Our Minds Are Still
  • How These Samskaras May Seem to Take on a Life of Their Own
  • On the Nature of the Astral Body, and the Importance of Resisting its Urges
  • Are Humans Evil? Does the Devil Tempt Us?

Dear Ones,

INTRODUCTION

Here are passages from “A Textbook of Theosophy” by C.W. Leadbeater, to do with thought-forms, and how they operate within our own minds, and what happens when we send thought-forms to other people’s minds.

Mention is made of how our thoughts create what in my work is termed ‘mental filters’ that blind us to true reality, until we make the conscious effort to clear our minds and elevate our thoughts.

Also addressed are what I term ‘samskaras’, or latent mental tendencies; the importance of overcoming them; and how samskaras may seem to take on a life of their own.

After that are passages from the same book explaining the nature of the astral body, whose urges may make it seem as if there is a devil tempting us, or may lead us to mistake the ‘shadow of the personality’ (as I term it) for the man himself, when in fact these urges are ours to curb and subdue. 

In my own work, these last passages on the astral body might be said to apply to the gut brain, the lower triangle and the Lower Mental Body; and to the life of the Martian bacterial colonists of the human colon …

HOW OUR THOUGHT FORMS SOMETIMES TRAVEL TO OTHER PEOPLE, AND SOMETIMES STAY IN OUR OWN HEADS

“Every thought builds a form; if the thought be directed to another person it travels to him; if it be distinctly selfish it remains in the immediate neighbourhood of the thinker; if it belongs to neither of these categories it floats for awhile in space and then slowly disintegrates. Every man therefore is leaving behind him wherever he goes a trail of thought forms; as we go along the street we are walking all the time amidst a sea of other men’s thoughts.”

HOW OTHER PEOPLE’S THOUGHT FORMS MAY DRIFT THROUGH OUR HEADS

“If a man leaves his mind blank for a time, these residual thoughts of others drift through it, making in most cases but little impression upon him. Sometimes one arrives which attracts his attention, so that his mind seizes upon it and makes it its own, strengthens it by the addition of its force, and then casts it out again to affect somebody else. A man therefore, is not responsible for a thought which floats into his mind, because it may be not his, but someone else’s; but he is responsible if he takes it up, dwells upon it and then sends it out strengthened.”

HOW OUR THOUGHTS CREATE MENTAL FILTERS THROUGH WHICH WE VIEW THE WORLD

“Self-centred thought of any kind hangs about the thinker, and most men surround their mental bodies with a shell of such thoughts. Such a shell obscures the mental vision and facilitates the formation of prejudice.”

HOW THE STORED ENERGY OF OTHER PEOPLE’S THOUGHT FORMS MAY ABIDE IN OUR OWN MINDS AND NOT DISCHARGE UNTIL OUR MINDS ARE STILL

“Each thought-form is a temporary entity. It resembles a charged battery, awaiting an opportunity to discharge itself. Its tendency is always to reproduce its own rate of vibration in the mental body upon which it fastens itself, and so to arouse in it a like thought. If the person at whom it is aimed happens to be busy or already engaged in some definite train of thought, the particles of his mental body are already swinging at a certain determinate rate, and cannot for the moment be affected from without. In that case the thought-form bides its time, hanging about its object until he is sufficiently at rest to permit its entrance; then it discharges itself upon him, and in the act ceases to exist.

HOW OUR SAMSKARAS, OR LATENT TENDENCIES, MAY ABIDE IN OUR OWN MINDS, AND NOT DISCHARGE UNTIL OUR MINDS ARE STILL

“The self-centred thought behaves in exactly the same way with regard to its generator, and discharges itself upon him when opportunity offers. If it be an evil thought, he generally regards it as the suggestion of a tempting demon, whereas in truth he tempts himself.”

HOW THESE SAMSKARAS MAY SEEM TO TAKE ON A LIFE OF THEIR OWN

“Usually each definite thought creates a new thought-form; but if a thought-form of the same nature is already hovering round the thinker, under certain circumstances a new thought on the same subject, instead of creating a new form, coalesces with and strengthens, the old one, so that by long brooding over the same subject a man may sometimes create a thought-form of tremendous power. If the thought be a wicked one, such a thought-form may become a veritable evil influence, lasting perhaps for many years, and having for a time all the appearance and powers of a real living entity.”

–The above six sections are from Citation: “A Textbook of Theosophy,” by C. W. Leadbeater, 1912, Chapter V. The Constitution of Man, paragraphs 25-28 [Subheadings and paragraphing are my own. –Alice]. In Project Gutenberg … http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/12902 … This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net ..

Here are other passages from a different chapter of the same book …

ON THE NATURE OF THE ASTRAL BODY, AND THE IMPORTANCE OF RESISTING ITS URGES

This passage might be said to apply to the Gut Brain and the Lower Triangle, and to the life of the Martian colonists of the Human Colon …

“The molecules of the astral body are constantly changing, as are those of the physical body, but nevertheless the life in the mass of those astral molecules has a sense, though a very vague sense, of itself as a whole—as a kind of temporary entity. It does not know that it is part of a man’s astral body; it is quite incapable of understanding what a man is; but it realizes in a blind way that under its present conditions it receives many more waves, and much stronger ones, than it would receive if floating at large in the atmosphere. It would then only occasionally catch, as from a distance, the radiation of man’s passions and emotions; now it is in the very heart of them, it can miss none, and it gets them at their strongest.

“Therefore it feels itself in a good position, and it makes an effort to retain that position. It finds itself in contact with something finer than itself—the matter of the man’s mental body; and it comes to feel that if it can contrive to involve that finer something in its own undulations, they will be greatly intensified and prolonged.”

ARE HUMANS EVIL? DOES THE DEVIL TEMPT US?

“Since astral matter is the vehicle of desire and mental matter is the vehicle of thought, this instinct, when translated into our language, means that if the astral body can induce us to think that we want what it wants, it is much more likely to get it. Thus it exercises a slow steady pressure upon the man—a kind of hunger on its side, but for him a temptation to what is coarse and undesirable. If he be a passionate man there is a gentle but ceaseless pressure in the direction of irritability; if he be a sensual man, an equally steady pressure in the direction of impurity.”

“A man who does not understand this usually makes one of two mistakes with regard to it: either he supposes it to be the prompting of his own nature, and therefore regards that nature as inherently evil, or he thinks of the pressure as coming from outside—as a temptation of an imaginary devil. The truth lies between the two.

“The pressure is natural, not to the man but to the vehicle which he is using; its desire is natural and right for it, but harmful to the man, and therefore it is necessary that he should resist it. If he does so resist, if he declines to yield himself to the feelings suggested to him, the particles within him which need those vibrations become apathetic for lack of nourishment, and eventually atrophy and fall out from his astral body, and are replaced by other particles, whose natural wave-rate is more nearly in accordance with that which the man habitually permits within his astral body.”

–The above two sections are from … Citation: “A Textbook of Theosophy,” by C.W. Leadbeater, 1912, Chapter VI. After Death … paragraphs 8-10 [Subheadings and paragraphing are mine. –Alice] … from Project Gutenberg … http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/12902 …This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net

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

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Archangel Michael Vanquishes a Devil . composed by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 2 August 2018

Dear Ones,

Here is an image of Archangel Michael vanquishing a devil …

Image: “Archangel Michael Vanquishes a Devil,” composed by Alice B. Clagett, 2 August 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0. The image of Archangel Michael is adapted from “Archangel Michael Hurls the Rebellious Angels into the Abyss,” by Luca Giordano, ca 1666, public domain. The image of the devil is adapted from “Illustration of the Devil in the Codex Gigas, folio 290 recto,” by Herman the Recluse of the Benedictine monastery of Podlažice, early 13th century, public domain. –from “Azazel and the Tractor Beam,” by Alice B. Clagett, in “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Archangel Michael Vanquishes a Devil,” composed by Alice B. Clagett, 2 August 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0. The image of Archangel Michael is adapted from “Archangel Michael Hurls the Rebellious Angels into the Abyss,” by Luca Giordano, ca 1666, public domain. The image of the devil is adapted from “Illustration of the Devil in the Codex Gigas, folio 290 recto,” by Herman the Recluse of the Benedictine monastery of Podlažice, early 13th century, public domain. –from “Azazel and the Tractor Beam,” by Alice B. Clagett, in “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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Devil and Fallen Angel . by Alice B. Clagett

Drawn on 22 June 2018; colorized on 26 June 2018

Dear Ones,

These two images are part of a dream I had on 22 June 2018. My feeling, as I dreamt, was that the vision of the Fallen Angel was a Big Bad plaguing or obsessing one of the persons dreamt about …

Image: “Fallen Angel” … including adaptations of the image “The Eye of a Toad” Daipeem (Bufo viridis), by Matt Reinbold, 26 May 2009, CC BY-SA 2.0 … adapted and compiled by Alice B. Clagett, 22 June 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0 –from “Devil and Fallen Angel,” by Alice B. Clagett, 26 June 2018, in “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Fallen Angel” … including adaptations of the image “The Eye of a Toad” Daipeem (Bufo viridis), by Matt Reinbold, 26 May 2009, CC BY-SA 2.0 … adapted and compiled by Alice B. Clagett, 22 June 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Devil and Fallen Angel,” by Alice B. Clagett, 26 June 2018, in “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

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… and that the Devil represented the Dark Body, or the Shadow of the Personality, of another of the people dreamt about …

Image: “Fallen Angel” … including adaptations of the image “The Eye of a Toad” Daipeem (Bufo viridis), by Matt Reinbold, 26 May 2009, CC BY-SA 2.0 … adapted and compiled by Alice B. Clagett, 22 June 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0 --from "Devil and Fallen Angel," by Alice B. Clagett, in "I Am of the Stars," https://www.iamofthestars.com 

Image: “Devil,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 June 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0 –from “Devil and Fallen Angel,” by Alice B. Clagett, 26 June 2018, in “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Devil,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 June 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0 –from “Devil and Fallen Angel,” by Alice B. Clagett, 26 June 2018, in “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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When Threatened by the Powers of the Air . by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 28 April 2018

“And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” — Philippians 4:7, KJV (public domain)

Dear Ones,

When threatened by questions from the ‘powers of the air’, then concentrate your awareness above your head, and say to your celestial ascension team …

Please answer them!

Thus will you find, all in an instant, the peace that passeth understanding.

If ever those ‘powers’ return to plague you, then once more concentrating awareness above your head, say to your celestial ascension team …

Please answer them!

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

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MORE INFORMATION

“Alive with Christ”
Ephesians 2: 1-17, KJV (public domain)

1 “And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; 2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: 3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. 4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: 7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” –from Link: “Biblehub” … http://biblehub.com/kjv/ephesians/2.htm ..

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“The Full Armor of God”
Ephesians 6: 10-17, KJV (public domain)

10 “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God …” –from Link: “Biblehub” … http://biblehub.com/kjv/ephesians/6.htm ..

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Link: “What Does It Mean That Satan is Prince of the Power of the Air (Ephesians 2:2),” by Got Questions … https://www.gotquestions.org/prince-power-air.html ..

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“Jesus Predicts His Death”
John 12: 31-35, KJV (public domain)

31 “Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. 32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. 33 This he said, signifying what death he should die. 34 The people answered him, We have heard out of the law that Christ abideth for ever: and how sayest thou, The Son of man must be lifted up? who is this Son of man? 35 Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. 36 While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.” –from Link: “Biblehub” … http://biblehub.com/kjv/john/12.htm ..

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“The War in Heaven”
Revelation 12: 7-11, KJV (public domain)

7 “And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels. 8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. 10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. 12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.” –from Link: “Biblehub” …  http://biblehub.com/kjv/revelation/12.htm ..

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SSS: The Shadow Secret Service . by Alice B. Clagett

Dear Ones,

This is a short video about the the ‘SSS’ … the Shadow Secret Service … more aptly termed the ‘Secret Service to Self’ group. There’s a Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

I think you’ve all heard of the term ‘the Shadow Secret Service’ … right? For short: SSS … Well, people have misconceptions about that. The true meaning of that phrase is, that there’s something ‘shadowing’ the Secret Service.

And those that ‘shadow’ the Secret Service, are not human beings. They’re negative alien beings. They’re the Shadow Ops …

And I would prefer another name for these beings: The same acronym, SSS. But I call it the Secret Service to Self group.

So, now you know! In the “Law of One” they call them the Orion Group … the Orion Crusaders. And in the Bible, they call them ‘the devil’ … or Satan … or Lucifer.

And we of the Ascension crew, have different names for them … my name is the ‘negative alien beings’ …. Shadow Ops (the true meaning of the word).

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

LInk: “The Law of One: The Ra Material,” https://www.lawofone.info/ ..
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Satan as Murderer and Liar Has Left Our People … by Alice B. Clagett

Dear Ones,

Here is John 8, describing the demonic energies that just cleared off Earth during last night’s frequency shift:

44 “He [the devil] was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”  –John 8:44 KJV (1)

This image depicting Satan as a wolf in sheep’s clothing is a good illustration of the energies that just left Earth: https://iamofthestars.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/e7d15-wolf_in_sheeps_clothing.jpg ..

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

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FOOTNOTE

(1) The KJV is public domain in the United States. See https://www.biblegateway.com/versions/King-James-Version-KJV-Bible/

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Ascension, The Lord’s Prayer, and Temptation . by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 31 May 2015; revised

ASCENSION THOUGHTS ON THE LORD’S PRAYER, MATTHEW 6:9-13

  • THE HEAVENWORLDS VERSUS CHRISTED AND BUDDHIC CONSCIOUSNESS (THE FIFTH DIMENSION)
  • ON HONORING THAT WHICH IS DIVINE
  • SIGNS IN THE SKY: THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND THE PHYSICAL ALIGNMENT OF OUR GALAXY WITH THE CENTRAL SUN THAT OCCURRED IN DECEMBER 2012
  • ON ALIGNING WITH GOD’S WILL
  • ON RISING BEYOND TIME AND SPACE, TO AWARENESS OF THE NOW
  • ON FORGIVENESS
    • Matthew 5:39
    • Matthew 5:43-48
  • ON AVOIDING KARMIC ENTANGLEMENT AND SOUL WOUNDING

ASCENSION THOUGHTS ON THE TEMPTATION
OF CHRIST IN THE DESERT: LUKE 4:1-13

  • ON NOT SHOWING OFF WITH PSYCHIC POWERS SO AS TO GAIN WORLDLY POWERS
  • ON ALIGNING WITH GOD AND GOD ALONE
  • ON CLERGY CHOOSING GOD INSTEAD OF THE WORLDLY SUCCESS OF THEIR RELIGION
  • ON DECLINING TO JOIN SATAN’S WAR EFFORT AGAINST OTHER RELIGIONS
  • IMAGES OF CHRIST THROWING SATAN OFF A MOUNTAIN

Dear Ones,

Ascension thoughts about The Lord’s Prayer and Christ’s temptation in the wilderness …

ASCENSION THOUGHTS ON THE LORD’S PRAYER, MATTHEW 6:9-13 (KJV, public domain)

THE HEAVENWORLDS VERSUS CHRISTED AND BUDDHIC CONSCIOUSNESS (THE FIFTH DIMENSION)

Matthew 6:9 … Our Father which art in Heaven…

Pre-Ascension, the heaven worlds of the astral plane were the highest of astral matter to which humankind could aspire. And so, God the Father (corresponding in the Ascension tradition to the Elohim) was thought of as dwelling there.

Now that Earth has risen to the fifth dimension, humankind can ascend through the Veil from the astral realm (4D) to the realm of Christ Consciousness and Buddhic Consciousness (5D). God the Father, or the Elohim, may be thought of as dwelling there … and in all dimensions of this Solar System (1).

ON HONORING THAT WHICH IS DIVINE

Matthew 6:9 (continued) … Hallowed be thy name.

This means: Let us call thy name Holy; and it applies in both a Christian and an Ascension context.

SIGNS IN THE SKY: THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND THE PHYSICAL ALIGNMENT OF OUR GALAXY WITH THE CENTRAL SUN THAT OCCURRED IN DECEMBER 2012

Matthew 6:10 Thy Kingdom come,

The Kingdom prophesied in the Bible, in an Ascension context, is the higher frequency that returned to Earth in December 2012 when our far-flung Galaxy aligned with the Central Sun. This frequency can be conceived of as physical, but physicality is only one aspect. All creational energies have shifted: the subtle as well as the physical energies. (2) xx

The ‘Central Sun’ is a physical thing, as well as an astral force. On still higher planes, it represents the energies of Source, or God, in this Universe. There are other universes, and other Central Suns, and each of these also represents the energies of God. But that is another story…

ON ALIGNING WITH GOD’S WILL

Matthew 6:10 (continued) … Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

When we relate to our physical form (3D) and our astral form (4D), we have the ability to co-create a non-loving reality. This is the stuff of the lower dimensions …

  • duality,
  • density,
  • predation,
  • off-kilter desires such as lust, anger, greed, pride, and
  • attachment to thoughts, emotions, memories or people.

The Lord’s Prayer advises us to align with God’s will. In this way, our physical and astral experience will align with that of the highest Heaven Worlds (the highest astral planes), and also with that of the next higher dimension, the realm of Christ and Buddhic Consciousness (5D).

ON RISING BEYOND TIME AND SPACE, TO AWARENESS OF THE NOW

Matthew 6:11 Give us this day our daily bread.

Well, hmmm … ‘daily’ … Could this mean that God has sustained us through the experience of time and space? And that, in an Ascension context, we are now able to step out of that time-and-space experience, and see it as an artificial co-creation with God, a little bubble of anomaly in the flow of the Now?

Or might it simply mean that God sustains us through the lower dimensions, physical and astral, which might otherwise be perceived as perilous, because they are based on the illusion of separation from God?

ON FORGIVENESS

Matthew 6:12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

This is a pretty important notion, and to my mind the most important part of the Lord’s Prayer. Here we are, in the 3D-4D ‘veil of sorrow’. Seems like everybody in creation is indebted to us for something, does it not? Or else that it would behoove us to make someone else indebted to us … ‘beat them to the draw’, as it were …

Will we or will we not have the strength of will to forgive everyone? To forgive ourselves? To forgive the 3D world for all its dramas of right and wrong, good and bad, light and dark?

Matthew 5:39

On the topic of forgiveness, Christ said, “But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.” –Matthew 5:39 (KJV, public domain) … and also …

Matthew 5:43-48

43 “Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.

44 “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

45 “That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

46 “For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

47 “And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

48 “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.”

–Matthew 5:43-48 (KJV, public domain)

Until we take this step, we cannot step into Christ Consciousness. For the Fifth Dimension consists of unconditional love, loving kindness, complete forgiveness. There is almost no polarity, no density, there. No judgment, no vengeance, no blame.

ON AVOIDING KARMIC ENTANGLEMENT AND SOUL WOUNDING

Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil … Amen.

Well, this is pretty good advice while we are viewing reality through the 3D-4D mental filters. Lord knows, there is plenty of temptation, in the way of Soul wounding and samskaric distortions of our etheric bodies, and also, in the way of peril to our physical selves, to be cleared up.

And who, through the example of his life on Earth, is better suited than Christ to set us on the path to Soul clearing? To help us avoid further karmic entanglement?

ASCENSION THOUGHTS ON THE TEMPTATION
OF CHRIST IN THE DESERT: LUKE 4:1-13 

I love the story about how Christ went out to the desert and was tempted by Satan. Here is Luke 4:1-13 (KJV, public domain):

“And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,

“Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.

3 “And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.

“And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

“And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.

“And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.

“If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.

“And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

“And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence:

10 “For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee:

11 “And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

12 “And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

13 “And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.”

ON NOT SHOWING OFF WITH PSYCHIC POWERS SO AS TO GAIN WORLDLY POWERS

To me these verses point out some of the kinds of temptation I might want to be on guard against:

In verses 3-4 and 9-12, the lesson I got was:

Do not show off with superpowers so as to gain worldly power. It is not through worldly power that the spark of life glows in your physical body. It is God’s grace that sustains you from moment to moment, and from God that all abundance flows.

In verses 5-8, the Devil pointed out to Christ just how lucky he might get in the way of worldly power if he would align with the Dark rather than the light of God. Christ just said ‘no’.

ON ALIGNING WITH GOD AND GOD ALONE

Now this may seem patently obvious … just say ‘no’ to Satan. But the karmic play is sometimes arranged in such a way as to make this a pretty difficult choice.

Christ, for example, was being persecuted by the high priests of Judaism … by the authority figures of his own faith. His very life stood in the balance. Satan was offering him authority over those in authority who were persecuting him; yet he chose to align with God.

ON CLERGY CHOOSING GOD INSTEAD OF THE WORLDLY SUCCESS OF THEIR RELIGION

In our own lives, the choices may be less dramatic, but still very compelling. What if, for example, the hologram were to confront me with this choice …

I have devoted my life, my every waking breath, to the faith and the church of which I am a ecclesiastic, a member of the clergy.  I am faced with the prospect of my church losing its physical facilities due to financial difficulties.

Consequently my church might lose the respect of its followers, not to mention their financial support. And so my own livelihood, my housing, my daily sustenance, and my cherished role as a spiritual leader are jeopardized. As is my church and my faith, whose main spiritual mission is to pray for Peace on planet Earth.

ON DECLINING TO JOIN SATAN’S WAR EFFORT AGAINST OTHER RELIGIONS

Then Satan might say: That is, unless you do one small thing for me: Use your spiritual powers to aid the war effort on Earth … perhaps in a campaign to gain converts from another faith, for instance? Just this once … It’s a small war, after all. Hardly a war at all … What harm is there in this tiny digression? Think of all the good you’re doing!

He is a crafty guy, is Satan. Not so? What is to be said to a thing like that? How hard can it be to let the Kingdom of Earth dissolve at my feet? Pretty hard, actually … And what will happen if I do?

IMAGES OF CHRIST THROWING SATAN OFF A MOUNTAIN

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Image: Christ on a mountain, casting off Satan, from St. Benedict’s Catholic Church … by T Kean, CC BY-SA 3.0 …  from St. Benedict’s Catholic Church … by T Kean … from Wikimedia Commons … Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

 Image: Christ on a mountain, casting off Satan, from St. Benedict’s Catholic Church … by T Kean, CC BY-SA 3.0 ..

Here are two more beautiful paintings of Christ’s temptation in the desert … https://iamofthestars.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/668b6-hole_temptationjesus3.jpg … and https://www.osv.com/Portals/4/EasyDNNnews/14263/142630323faithshutterstock_164737085-822.jpg ..

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

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FOOTNOTES

(1)  For more on the New Age concept of the Elohim, or Creator Gods of this Solar System, see …

LInk: El Morya, 1957. from http://www.ascension-research.org/elohim.html … See the passages beginning: The Seven Elohim

(2) Here is Cosmic Awareness, speaking, before the fact, about what in fact did transpire in December 2012, the time of the Shift … the moment of Ascension …

Link: “2012 and the Ascension,” from Cosmic Awareness Channeled Readings given in 2008/2009, from “CosmicAwarenessCommunications” … http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/ascension/esp_ascension_37.htm ..

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