Feast of Rose of Heaven, Rosa Caeli,8th Rosa / 20th June

Feast of Rose of Heaven, Rosa Caeli

8th Rosa / 20th June

The Southern Gateway.

The Celestial Mother Mari as the Assumption of our souls.

More added later.

http://www.vox.com/2016/6/19/11966856/summer-solstice-2016

 My devotional plans for Feast of Rose of Heaven, Rosa Caeli have been overtaken.
 I am surrounded by pictorial representations of roses in my parent’s home.
 All my Mother’s interiors.
 Yesterday on a walk for Father’s day the hedges blooming with pale pink briar roses.
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 At sunrise and noon, blue skies and radiant sunshine. Reminding me of the fiery heart of Madria Dea, of Her unconditional Love.
 I was going to read Holy Scripture and psalms of praise on the train journey.
 I have been sat watching my Mother’s body fail and thinking of her spirit reunited with Madria Dea’s Spirit.
 Imagining my Mother’s rose heart joining Heaven’s rose garden.
 Very simple.
 I was due to travel back to my home and set up my home altar, perform a moon rite.
 Celebrating the bright supernal solar Mother awaiting us.
 On an extra special Summer Solstice with the Rose Moon symbolising our Heavenly Mother.
 (The first full moon on a Summer Solstice since 1967).
 Praise be to Dea for the experience of much deeper spiritual significance for me.

Eskdale  Scafell from Blea Tarn Hill near Boot at Dawn with rock in foreground

Eskdale  Scafell from Blea Tarn Hill near Boot at Dawn with rock in foreground

primrose-hill-2_lehntv unbroken views right across the city as far east as Canary Wharf, the sunrises on Primrose Hill are quite unparalleled

Primrose Hill, London by lehntv, unbroken views right across the city as far east as Canary Wharf, the sunrises on Primrose Hill are quite unparalleled

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The Moons of Rosa 1st Rosa / 13th June – 28th Rosa / July 10th 2016

The Moons of Rosa 1st Rosa / 13th June – 28th Rosa / July 10th 2016

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Rosa:

June 20th: Rose Moon. (For the Celestial Mother).

July 4th: Dark Moon. (For the Great Mother).

July 8th: (4 days after the Dark Moon): Crescent Moon. (For the Holy Daughter).

http://www.calendar-uk.co.uk/lunar-calendar/june/2016/
http://www.calendar-uk.co.uk/lunar-calendar/july/2016/

Moonday/Monday 1st Rosa/June 13 2016: the Feast of Lady Vicka

Moonday/Monday 1st Rosa/June 13 2016: the Feast of Lady Vicka

Feast of Lady Vicka
Moonday/Monday

1st Rosa/June 13

madria vicka The Golden Goddess by Jean-Luc Bozzoli.

The Golden Goddess by Jean-Luc Bozzoli.

O, Lady Vicka, Guardian of Courage, Strength and Valor, be with us.

Summer is the Season ruled over by one of the Janati of the Four-fold Earth. These are rulers of the four cardinal directions and their corresponding Elements and Seasons and therefore, they are known as the Janati of the four-fold Earth.

Lady Vicka meaning, Victory and is the Guardian of South and Fire and Guardian of the corresponding Season of Summer.

And so, today is the Feast of the Janya, Lady Vicka. On this, her feast day, time may be spent in quiet prayer or contemplation in her honour. A Moonrite or liturgy may also be served, which may also be celebrated this coming Sunday.

Correspondences

Janya: Lady Vicka meaning, Victory.
Titaness: Dione: Divine Queen.
She is of the four-fold Earth and is Guardian of South and Fire.
Guardian of Courage, Strength and Valor.
Great Mystery: The Symbol of the Rose.
Feast Day: 1 Rosa/June 13
Planet: Mars
Weekday: Roseday/Tues.
Metal: Iron
Color of Robes: Red
Note: E (mi)
Element: Fire
Bird(s): Falcon/Hawk
Incense: Frankincense, Dragon’s blood, Sandalwood, Rosemary, Rose, Myrrh, Copal, Benzoin.
Sacred Oil: Rose oil.
Sacred Herb: Rue.
Sacred Flower: Red Rose.
Sacred Tree: Rowan.
Sacred Jewel: Ruby
Sacred Symbol: the Rose.
Mantra: O, Madria Vicka, Guardian of Courage, Strength and Valor, be with us.
She is the Matroness and Protectress of the Janite Faith.

Copywrite of the Matriarch of the Janite Deanic Ekklasia, ArchMadria (Bishop) Pamela

http://matronite.wordpress.com/the-seven-great-geniae/correspondences-of-the-seven-geniae/

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Divine Lady Rosa

The Verses of The Seven Streams
The Seven Jeweled Rays
Lady Vicka

I am Vicka, the Red Ray of Valor. I am the Protection of Ekklesia.

The Four-Fold Earth is where I reign and it is Fire that I guard.

Come to me when you are in need of protection and I will shield you, always.

Learn of me the Rubies of Courage and Strength and I will make of you a Spiritual Warrior.

I will watch over your Clan, your Ekklesia, your household through the night and during the day.

I conquer the evil which threatens you and will usher you away from the abyss.

I am Vicka.

Copywrite of the Matriarch of the Janite Deanic Ekklasia, ArchMadria (Bishop) Pamela

http://matronite.wordpress.com/the-verses-of-the-seven-streams/the-seven-jeweled-rays/

 

Sacred Season of Summer, Month of Rosa June 13 – July 10

Sacred Season of Summer, Month of Rosa June 13 – July 10

Sacred Season of Summer
The Season of Fire and Rose.

Fiery Rose

Sacred Month of Rosa June 13 – July 10
Rosa, (“Rose”), symbol of affection, warmth, and welcome

Roseday / Tuesday – honouring the Celestial Mother as the Fiery Rose of Heaven and the Rose of Joy. Roseday is presided over by Lady Vicka.
Lady Vicka is of the Fourfold Earth and is the Guardian of South and Fire. The Season of Summer. I will strive to emulate Lady Vicka, in Courage, Strength and Valor.

Solar: Summer Solstice

Mystery:
Dea as the Rose of Joy, the Glad Welcome:
Radiating from the center Heart-Hearth of Home
The Flowering and Fruitful Rose Garden of Delight

(ArchMatrona Georgia Cobb of the Lady of Light Chantry)

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The Rose of Joy. The Celestial Mother Mari as the Assumption of our souls. She is the Fiery Rose of Heaven. Rosa Caeli means “of Heaven” in Latin.

(ArchMadria Pamela Lanides of Clan Jana)

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This season is dedicated to the Mother as Centre and Essence, and the blazing sun of creation. The solar fire within the world is blazing up to consume the separation of matter and raise us across the abyss of separation to be one within our hearts with the Heart of the Mother. A single rose stands before altar images to recall our minds to the single goal. Bonfires are also a custom of the season.

“All the complexities of the world are but the turnings of a labyrinth, and at the centre is the fiery rose-heart of our Mother, burning with perfect love.”

from Madrian Traditions

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Roses come in many colors. Each color provides a rose with a hidden symbolic meaning. The following ideals are a joyous, bountiful, bouquet of those secret meanings. All of these private thoughts remind us of Our Mother God (Dea).

Many of these silent messages refer to particular virtues of Lady Vicka:
adoration, admiration, affection, appreciation, beauty, calm, caring, commitment, courage, delight, elegance, enchantment, energy, enthusiasm, fascination, femininity, forgiveness, friendship, gentility, gentleness, gladness, grace, grandeur, gratitude, happiness, harmony, heavenly, honesty, honor, humility, innocence, joyfulness, kindness, life, love, loyalty, majesty, modesty, mystery, passion, perfection, protection, purity, remembrance, refinement, renewal, respect, reverence, romance, royalty, secrecy, silence, sincerity, spirituality, splendor, steadfastness, sweetness, sympathy, thankfulness, tranquility, truth, unity, warmth, welcome, wonder, youthfulness.

In commemoration of this happy day, it is recommended that a devotee of Dea present a rose (or roses) to a dear one, in token of the personal bond of affection between the one and the other.

For help in choosing the appropriate color, please consult the following sources. http://www.roseforlove.com/the-meanings-of-rose-colors-ezp-22 http://www.proflowers.com/guide/rose-colors-and-meaningshttp://www.livingartsoriginals.com/color-rose-flower.htmlhttp://www.teleflora.com/rose_colors.asp
http://www.rkdn.org/roses/colors.asp

Enjoy! Bishop Georgia

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Direction: South.

Element: Fire.

Symbol: Rose.

Time of Day: Noon.

Sacred Color: Red.

 

Images and Symbolism of Our Lady of Grace

Images and Symbolism
of Our Lady of Grace

I was not raised in any religion, but I have always been fascinated by images: prayer cards, statues and stained glass of the Virgin Mary.

The Filianic Scriptures: Creation Title 1 Chapter 3 Verse 1-2

1. As the rain fell, the light came again, and a rainbow appeared in the sky, shedding its light upon all things. 2. And whereas all things had been silver, now they took on every hue and colour, and the world was beautiful; but it was not so beautiful as it had formerly been.

These verses symbolise the start of gradual journeying away from the Spirit: the Centre: Dea, into more consolidated planes of existence. Therefore because of the rainbow coloured light rays, I think of this image as Di Jana in all the manifest planes of existence.

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These are the more traditional images:

These are all modern artworks:

Divine Mother Mary by Patrick Hoenderkamp

Divine Mother Mary by Patrick Hoenderkamp

Mother Mary Above Ural by Tatiana F. Light

Mother Mary Above Ural by Tatiana F. Light

Mother Mary Nebula by Tara Rieke

Mother Mary Nebula by Tara Rieke

Detail of Our Lady of Grace, Trompe L'oeil Mural by Michela Mansuino

Detail of Our Lady of Grace, Trompe L’oeil Mural by Michela Mansuino

All of these images portray the Virgin Mary with arms positioned next to her body (like a triangle) with palms flat and open radiating the light of Divine Graces (Energies) downwards.

What does that gesture signify? I could not find any mention of this in Christianity on the internet apart from the brief observation: “…The outstretched hands of Mary are full of all graces and gifts with which she desires to endow people…”

“Gesture of Charity”
(varada) This gesture is also called “Gift bestowing Gesture of Compassion” or “conferring boon” or “grace” mudra. The arm is extended all way down with palm facing outwards. You can find varadamudrâ sometimes also as a left-hand gesture. This is
the mudra of Dhyani Buddha Ratnasamhava, Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara and (sometimes) standing Buddha Shakyamuni.
http://www.buddhas-online.com/mudras.html

Our Lady of Grace, Title Origins

Q: What is the origin of the name of my parish: “Our Lady of Grace”?

A: The name of your particular parish may derive from various sources: a special devotion of the founding pastor, his own creation, so to speak, without reference to a specific title or sanctuary; the wish of immigrants to perpetuate the parish of their old country, etc. You may want to do some research along those lines.

In general, the expression Our Lady of Grace is of medieval origin, especially well known in France, connected frequently with the Marian sanctuary of Cambrai, France. However, the roots of this title are much older. They are of biblical origin where Mary is called kecharitomene: the fully-graced one, the all-graced one (Lk 1:28). The Eastern tradition calls Mary Panhagia (the all-holy one).

The first meaning of Our Lady of Grace refers to her own holiness. But very early on, Mary was invoked as the uniquely blessed one (see the Sub tuum praesidium, fourth century) and as the mother of mercy (see the acathist hymn, perhaps around 530). She is also the one who intercedes for us with God to obtain his grace.
https://udayton.edu/imri/mary/o/our-lady-of-grace-title-origins.php

 

 

The Significance of Psalms?

The Significance of Psalms?

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Amesbury Psalter, Wiltshire (Donated in 18th Century by Dr Daniel Lysons to The Coderington Library, All Souls College, Oxford). Unknown Miniaturist, English (active in the 1240s).
A touching example occurs in the Amesbury Psalter where a nun, probably the owner of the book, is seen at the feet of the Madonna who suckles her Child.
The Amesbury Psalter Madonna and Child Thesis by Doreen Nalos, University of British Columbia 1973

https://open.library.ubc.ca/cIRcle/collections/ubctheses/831/items/1.0093772

Reblogged from https://theahaus.wordpress.com/2013/05/

Over the past year I have been periodically posting from a group of medieval 13th century psalms from The Psalter of the Blessed Virgin Mary. What is the significance of these psalms in particular and of  psalms such of those of the Bible in general? Are psalms just pretty poetry, full of metaphors, exaggerations, and imaginative language not to be taken too seriously? Are they just of entertainment value as most of us today take poetry? Well the biblical psalms and the medieval Marian psalms are certainly beautiful. However that is not all that they are.

To look at the question of the significance of psalms we first have to look at their significance in the history of religion. To do that we must look at some aspects of what they do. Enclosed are two Marian psalms to help in this.

Wound my Heart – psalm 82

O my Lady, who shall be like unto thee ? In grace and glory you surpass all.

As the heavens are above the earth: so are you high above all, and exceedingly exalted.

Wound my heart with your love: make me worthy of your grace and your gifts.

May my heart melt in thy fear: and may the desire of thee inkindle my soul.

Make me desire your honor and your glory: that I may be received by you .

The Foundation of Life – psalm 86

The foundation of life in the soul of the just is to persevere in love unto the end.

Your grace raises up the poor man in adversity: and the invocation of your name inspires him with confidence.

Paradise is filled with thy mercies: and by the fear of thee the infernal enemy is confounded.

He who hopes in thee, will find treasures of peace:

And he who invokes you not in this life, will not attain to your kingdom.

Grant, O Lady, that we may live in the grace of the Holy Spirit: and lead our souls to a good end.

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On viewing both of these psalms / poems / hymns it becomes clear that praise of the Deity  lies at their center. “Wound my Heart” begins its first line with “O Lady who shall be like unto you? ” It continues with ” As the heavens are above the earth so are you above all.” Within “The Foundation of Life” the spirit of praise is not  so direct. However it is implicit in the text. By citing the Lady’s achievement and actions “Your grace raises up the poor man,” “Paradise is filled with your mercies.” the praise is still very much there. In the centrality of praise both of these hymns are very typical of psalms in general.

The second primary aspect of the psalms is that they address the Deity in the form of petition. Historically peoples and individuals have tended to pray for concrete things such as good harvests, help in personal troubles, help in war, etc. The Marian and Biblical psalms  are some what different for in them more spiritual gifts are often requested. Thus the saint asks that he or she be brought closer to the Lady by “having her heart wounded by the Lady’s love,” that ” we be made worthy of her gifts and grace,” that we may live by the grace of the holy spirit.” Of course in other hymns other things are asked for such as deliverance from enemies, sins, or illness.

In all these things the Biblical and Marian hymns are not exceptional. They do for certain religious communities i.e. the Jewish national community and the monastic communities of the Medieval period what all religious communities have done, that is to address the Deity(s) in praise and thanksgiving and to petition the deity for the good things of life. Certainly the hymns and writings of the monotheistic faiths of the West, of Christianity, Judaism and Islam are full of both praise and petition. The hymns and sacred songs  of Hinduism, Sikhism, and other world religions often do much the same.

The ancient pagan religions of ancient Egypt, Greece, Sumeria, etc were no exception to this. The ancient peoples all regularly sang hymns of praise and petitions to their gods and goddesses. Unfortunately because these religions were ultimately eradicated by a triumphal Christianity, their psalms generally preserved orally by religious priesthoods have generally been eliminated. Ask yourself a question.  How many songs of praise do we still have for Athena, Demeter, the Celtic Bridget?  The fact that we have so few is not because they did not exist. They were eliminated.

The significance of psalms? While some may not feel any loss, I and, I  suspect,  many others have felt great loss. I  feel loss in the fact that almost all of the beautiful devotional psalms and songs that are now used in worship are used  only in masculined religions to a masculine God. The songs that exist are to Jesus , the Father, the King and Lord and never to the Queen of Heaven and Earth. It is a misfortune that almost all communal worship in this society is addressed only to a Father and Lord and never to a Mother and Lady. This is at least part of what the monopolization of religion by both Christianity and Islam has done to us.

However fortunately the Queen of Heaven in her mercy in Christianity at least has revealed herself in the form of the Virgin Mary and by inspiring her psalms and other devotions has given us songs of praise by which we may praise her name.

Glenn King

https://theahaus.wordpress.com/2013/05/

Hymn of the Soul or Hymn of the Pearl or Hymn of the Robe of Glory

Hymn of the Soul or Hymn of the Pearl or Hymn of the Robe of Glory

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I think it is a good, basic explanation of why we are here and the Truth of things.
Many scholars attribute this poem to the Syrian Gnostic, Bardais, 154-222 AD. (http://gnosis.org/library/hymnpearl.htm).
The Hymn has the Apostle Judas Thomas singing the hymn.
Scholars cannot agree on the exact interpretation of this Hymn, but most see it as a spiritual allegory and that how I was taught.

Here is a good and simple chart explanation of allegories by B. Layton (Gnostic Scholar):
http://ww3.haverford.edu/religion/courses/222a/allegoryhymn.htm

So, this is the story of the soul. The kingdom is the Supernal Realm or the Pleroma and ‘my parents’ are the Divine Parents. Egypt stands for human existence on the material plane.

I like this translation with explanation of it.

ArchMadria Pamela

DRESSING FOR THE JOURNEY

When I was a little child living
in my father’s palace in his kingdom,
happy in the glories and riches
of my family that nurtured me,
my parents gave me supplies
and sent me out on a mission
from our home in the east.
From their treasure house
they made up a cargo for me.
It was big though light enough
so I could carry it myself,
holding gold from the highest houses
and silver of Gazzak the Great
and rubies of India
and opals from the land of Kushan,
and they girded me with adamant
that can crush iron.
They took off my bright robe of glory,
which they had made for me out of love,
and took away my purple toga,
which was woven to fit my stature.
They made a covenant with me
and wrote it in my heart so I would not forget:
“When you go down into Egypt
and bring back the one pearl
that lies in the middle of the sea
and is guarded by the snorting serpent,
you will again put on your robe of glory
and your toga over it,
and with your brother, our next in rank,
you will be heir in our kingdom.”

THE DRAGON AND THE DEEP SLEEP

I left the east and traveled down
to Egypt with my two royal guides,
since the way was dangerous and harsh
and I was very young to walk alone.
I crossed the borders of Maishan,
the gathering place of merchants of the east,
came into the land of the Babylonians,
and entered the walls of Sarbug.
When I went down into Egypt
my companions left me.
I went straight to the serpent
and settled close by him in an inn,
waiting for him to sleep
so I could take my pearl from him.
Since I was alone
I was a stranger to others in the inn,
yet I saw one of my own people there,
a nobleman from the east,
young, handsome, lovable,
a son of kings — an anointed one,
and he came and was close to me.
And I made him my confidante
with whom I shared my mission.
I warned him against the Egyptians
and of contact with the unclean ones.
Then I put on a robe like theirs,
lest they suspect me as an outsider
who had come to steal the pearl,
lest they arouse the serpent against me.
Somehow they learned I was not
their countryman, dealt with me cunningly,
and gave me their food to eat.
I fell into a deep sleep.
I forgot that I was a son of kings
and served their king.
I forgot the pearl
for which my parents had sent me.
Through the heaviness of their food
I fell into a deep sleep.

“REMEMBER THE PEARL”

When all these things happened
my parents knew and grieved for me.
It was proclaimed in our kingdom
that all should come to our gate.
And the kings and princes of Parthia
and all the nobles of the east
wove a plan on my behalf
so I would not be left in Egypt.
And they wrote me a letter
and every noble signed it with his name:
“From your father, the king of kings,
and your mother, the mistress of the east,
and from your brother, our next in rank,
and to you, our son in Egypt, peace!
Awake and rise from your sleep
and hear the words of our letter!
Remember that you are a son of kings
and see the slavery of your life.
Remember the pearl
for which you were sent into Egypt!
Remember your robe of glory
and your splendid mantle, which you may wear
when your name is called in the book of life,
when it is read in the book of heroes,
when you and your brother inherit our kingdom.”

THE BIRD OF SPEECH [SOUND]

And serving as messenger,
the letter was a letter sealed by the king
with his right hand
against the evil children of Babylon
and the savage demons of the Sarbug labyrinth.
It rose up in the form of an eagle,
the king of all winged fowl;
it flew and alighted beside me
and became Speech.
At its Voice and the Sound of its rustling
I awoke and rose from my sleep.
I took it, kissed it, broke its seal, and read.
And the words written on my heart
were in the letter for me to read.
I remembered that I was the son of kings
and my free soul longed for its own kind.
I remembered the pearl
for which I was send down into Egypt,
and I began to enchant
the terrible and snorting serpent.
I charmed him into sleep
by calling the Name of my Father over him
and of my mother, the queen of the east.
I seized the pearl
and turned to carry it to my father.
Those filthy and impure garments
I stripped off, leaving them in the fields,
and went straight on my way
into the light of our homeland in the east.

THE LETTER’S VOICE

On my way the letter that awakened me
was lying like a woman on the road.
And as she had awakened me with her voice
so she guided me with her light
as if she were an oracle.
She was written on Chinese silk
and shone before me in her own form.
Her voice soothed my fear
and its love urged me on.
I hurried past the labyrinth walls of Sarbug
and Babylon on the left
and came to Maishan, the haven of merchants,
perched over the coast of the sea.
My robe of glory that I had taken off
and the toga over it were sent by my parents
from the heights of Hyrcania.
They were in the hands of treasurers
to whom they were committed
because of their faith,
and I had forgotten the robe’s splendor,
for as a child I had left it
in my father’s house.

THE GARMENT OF GNOSIS

As I gazed on it, suddenly the garment
like a mirror reflected me,
and I saw myself apart
as two entities in one form.
The treasurers had brought me one robe,
yet in two halves I saw one shape
with one kingly seal.
They gave me wealth,
and the bright embroidered robe
was colored with gold and beryls,
with rubies and opals,
and sardonyxes of many colors
were fastened to it in its high home.
All its seams were fastened
with stones of adamant,
and the image of the king of kings
was embroidered on it
as it rippled with sapphires
of many colors.
I saw it quiver all over,
moving with gnosis, in a pulsing knowledge,
and as it prepared to speak
it moved toward me,
murmuring the sound of its songs.
It descended and said,
“I am the one who acted for him.
For him I was brought up in my father’s house.
I saw myself growing in stature
in harmony with his labors.”

THE TOGA AND THE PEARL

With regal movements
the robe was spreading toward me,
urging me to take it,
and love urged me to receive it,
and I stretched forth and received it
and put on the beauty of its hues.
I cast my toga of brilliant colors
all around me.
Therein I clothed myself and ascended
to the gate of salutation and adoration.
I bowed my head and adored
the majesty of my father, who sent it to me.
I had fulfilled his commands
and he fulfilled what he had promised.
At the gate of his princes
I mingled with his nobles.
He was happy through me and received me,
and I was with him in his kingdom,
and his slaves praised him resoundingly.
He promised me that I would journey soon
with him to the gate of the king of kings,
and with my gifts and my pearl
I would appear with him before our king.

(The Gnostic Bible, Willis Barnstone)

 

The Journey Of Souls 101: Where Our Soul Goes When We Die

The Journey Of Souls 101:
Where Our Soul Goes When We Die

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 6:12

By Steven Bancarz| What happens to us when we die? Where does our soul go?

Chances are, if you were brought up in a religious background you believe that there are only 2 places you can go: Heaven and Hell. If you are a good person and believe the right things, you spend eternity in Heaven. If you are a sinful person, you spend an eternity in hell. Thankfully, this is a false dichotomy.

There has been a lot of scientific investigation into what happens when people leave their bodies when it dies and then return after experiencing time in the spirit world. Thousands of near-death experiences have given us the information we need to form a more accurate picture of what awaits us on the other side.

But more importantly than NDE testimonies is the fact that we can access our own subconscious memories within our souls that remember the journeys our souls took prior to incarnating into this life. Some people may have heard of “past-life regression”, but what we are talking about here is an in-between life regression.

Dr. Michael Newton, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who specialized in hypnotherapy, where he would put people into hypnosis to bring out any past traumas they experienced in their lives and walk them through the memories into healing. He soon discovered that he was able to bring people back so far into their memories that they were remembering things that weren’t even taking place in this life anymore. They were taking place in between lives!

The Journey of Souls

In his books Journey of Souls and Destiny of Souls (which together have sold over half a million copies) he shares case studies that he has gathered over the course of four decades of bringing people back into the memories of their souls journey. Surprisingly, they all said the exact same things, and coincided very nicely with a lot of the NDE accounts that have occurred. Let’s first take a look at the basic process a soul goes through after death.

Remember, this information is not being made up. This is coming from 40 years worth or hypnotic regressions, all of which were consistent with one another and first-hand NDE accounts. The following is a list of the 10 steps our souls take after our physical body dies.

1) Death & departure

Many people will see their physical body right as they exit it at the moment that consciousness disconnects from the physical body. You will be able to see your surroundings and the things that are happening around your dead body. This will not scare you however, because it will feel as natural as anything. Some people report feeling frustrated or angry over the way they died and wishing that they could go back into their body to seek revenge, but this feeling passes with time as you begin to fall into the Light.

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2) Gateway to the Spirit World

People always report seeing a light when they die. The light appears off in the distance, and you will slowly be pulled towards it, almost as if you are being pulled by a magnet. The light is always accompanied by a sense of love and peace. This is your transition phase back to your home in the spirit world.

3) Homecoming

Right when you enter into the spirit world after being pulled through the light, you are greeted by loved ones who are there to embrace you and comfort you. It’s sort of like a reunion. These are not necessarily your relatives from your current earth life. They may be family members of yours from previous lives who have been with you throughout your whole souls evolution. Essentially, you have family members you don’t currently know about from a totally different bloodline who will greet you as you enter the spirit world. You will, of course, remember their names and recognize their faces upon return.

It’s important to note here that the souls will take on the image they had in physical form to create a sense of home and familiarity for you. Souls don’t look like they did on earth necessary. The body is just a body. The soul is formless, but can take various shapes to serve different purposes. It is said that advanced souls who have lived many lives don’t necessarily have relatives that greet them, because they understand what the spirit world is about and have been through many times before. It is said in the books that advanced souls sometimes skip this step because it is not needed for them.

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4) Orientation

After we are greeted by familiar spirits, we are taken to our place of healing. This is a sort of inter-dimensional stopover zone. This is where we are examined by our guide and go through a life review. People report seeing their entire life as a sort of movie film in front of their eyes or on the pages of a book.

You may have to see some things that make you feel ashamed and like you failed, but this is not a time of judgment. This is a time of review, and discussion about what needs to be improved upon as a soul. After you see your whole life, you may come to an agreement with your guides to come back to Earth to work on things after a certain period of time in the spirit world.

5) Transition

All souls eventually arrive at what is known as a “staging” area. It is described by souls as being similar to a metropolitan area or an airport terminal, and it serves as the first step souls take towards their new placement. This unified celestial field is a place of mass transit that transfers you to your next destination.

6) Placement

Souls get placed into groups based on their soul level. These “soul cluster groups” are a kind of learning/support group that souls congregate in for a while. Each group contains thousands of souls, with smaller secondary groups which contain about 20-50 souls each. You could think of this as a sort of classroom that serves the purpose of community, learning, review, and fellowship.

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7) Life selection

There comes a time when the soul has to prepare to leave the comforting sanctuary of the Spirit World and embark upon another journey on earth. It can be scary to leave the world of communion and love to be a part of a physical world of fear, competition, and struggle, but it’s necessary for evolution. The soul must consider these three questions to get clear about the kind of life they want to live:

Am I ready for a new physical life?
What specific lessons do I want to undertake to advance my learning and development?
Where should I go, and who shall I be in my next life for the best opportunity to work on my goals?
Some souls are reluctant to leave, while others spend just a brief time in the Spirit World because they are so eager to continue to learn. Old souls apparently incarnate less often than younger souls.

8) Choosing a new body

Roughly 90% of Americans are dissatisfied with their bodies. What if this was by design? According the memories of people in hypnosis, we consciously choose our vehicles before we come here, and our choice of vehicle helps facilitate the learning of the lessons we need to learn.

This turns the tables a bit on the way we think about physical “beauty”. How much easier is it to go through life looking perfect than it would be to deal with feelings of self-hate and judgment? Which path holds more lessons? When you see someone you think is “ugly” or disabled, just remember that inside that body could be a very old soul who came back to experience something new.

9) Rebirth

We have seen that a soul’s journey to incarnation requires a great deal of preparation, planning, and reflection. After you get clear about what it is you want/need to learn, choose a life, and choose a body, you are ready to reincarnate. The moment you choose to be reborn is the last moment you get to enjoy the omniscience of knowing who and what they are, and souls often spent their last moments in deep silence and stillness to fully appreciate the experience.

10) You forget all of this

By choosing to forget everything, we give ourselves the opportunity for a genuine experience. It’s no fun going on a roller-coaster you built if you know where all of the turns, loops, and fun parts are. If you could build your own roller-coaster and then experience it as if you no nothing about its origin or design, you would be able to extract so much more from the experience.

And hear you are reading this now. Perhaps you have known this before, or perhaps this is the first time you have ever been exposed to this information. Whatever your situation may be, I hope this article awakened something within you and reminded you that there is something more to all of this.

Conclusion

You are a miracle, and your life is not meaningless. You CHOSE to be where you are right now, even if you are in a place that is really difficult to cope with. In fact, your hardships and difficulties are a blessing because they provide you with an opportunity to do what your soul came here to do in the first place: evolve.

You are operating within physical time, but you belong to to an eternal world. You are not human. You are Spirit. “Human being” is just a mask your soul is wearing right now, and when your mask falls off at physical death, you return back home to the love and light from which you came.

Source: http://bizlifes.net/

http://beforeitsnews.com/paranormal/2015/06/the-journey-of-souls-101-where-our-soul-goes-when-we-die-videos-2491306.html

http://www.afterlife101.com/Journey_of_Souls.html

Virtues: Faith, Hope, Love: Grace the Divine’s blessing

Virtues: Faith, Hope, Love:
Grace the Divine’s blessing

Like our friends the Catholics, the traits of faith, hope, and love are holy virtues that are well enshrined within the Filianist’s heart. Similar to their perspective, we also believe that these three traits are special Graces bestowed by the Divine.

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stained glass window depicting the virtues of faith, hope and love

Faith in Dea (in all manifestations), Her actions (as described in the Scriptures), and in Her ability to hear our cries and respond to them forms the core of a Filianist’s understanding of their relationship to Dea. Faith is a virtue that is bestowed upon us by the Divine and also a choice that we make regularly.

It is an especially challenging virtue to maintain during times of difficulty. The person who keeps the light of faith burning within their breast moves through life with the sister virtues easily within reach. Equally challenging to to maintain in times of travail is the virtue of hope. Hope shares many traits with faith and could be described as faith’s twin sister.

Hope in Dea’s love, mercy, and regard helps a Filianic believer to persevere despite the challenges that beset them. Hope in the Daughter’s redemption of the Universe helps a Filianist endure the metaphysical horror of Hiatus. Hope in reunion with the Mother in the end of all things helps a Filianist to endure the perceived distance that comes during what St. John of the Cross described as the Dark Night of the Soul. Where the Christian version of the ‘dark night’ speaks of the struggles of renouncing the world and the times of spiritual crisis, a Filianist has a similar challenge, wherein they renounce the illusory aspect of reality.

Love is, as the Christian Apostle Paul is attributed with writing, the greatest of virtues. Much has been written about this most holy virtue. Indeed, if one takes a moment to review what this Christian man had written, one finds a very deep and accurate picture of love. Love that abides in the heart of a Filianist is a reflection of the love that abides in the heart of Dea. It is a grace that is given to all, regardless of their station or background. It can be found in all places, for the Daughter has brought this ‘light’ of the Mother into all things. It is also the very fabric of reality that is sustained by the Mother’s hand, breath, and nature.

Much of the mysticism of the Filianic faith is rooted in an understanding and direct experience of these three virtues. They are the warp upon which the systems of belief and practice are woven. They are our direct ‘line’ to Dea that serves to both tether us to Her and sustain us regardless of the difficulties that we weather in life. There are times, however, where we falter in our practice of these virtues.

The faithful may suffer a lapse in their faith. The hopeful may despair. The lovers may turn indifferent. In these times where we struggle to maintain these virtues, it is good to continue to perform the exercises wherein we express them, as hollow as it may feel. The exercises of prayers of gratitude and acts of charity serves to act as a guide for the soul to find her1 way back to security in the virtues. In the next post, I will describe prayerful acts that serve to support and nourish the soul during times of difficulty. It is good to remember that even when we falter in our expression of these virtues, they do not completely vanish when we do not express them.

The seed of these traits lay within all. It is by way of the Divine’s blessing (also known as Grace) that this potential can be found in all that is. The temple of the heart, spoken of in the Filianic sutra of the same name, is the residing place of these ‘seeds’. They blossom forth by way of Divine will and our effort to nurture them with prayer, contemplation, and action. All who believe in the Divine in it’s multifaceted, independently experienced splendor are the fruit of these ‘seeds’ regardless of the religion or spiritual practice they adhere to. Indeed, one could argue that all who believe are kin because of the fact that they believe.

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1. The gendered term of ‘her’ is used for the sake of convention, not out of an argument that the soul is of a specific gender. It is the author’s understanding that the soul is something that is independent of gender or gender-fluid.

http://veiledwitch.blogspot.com/2014/06/virtues-faith-hope-love.html