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FLOWING WITH ENERGIES: WHICH ENERGY? April 30, 2010

FLOWING WITH ENERGIES: WHICH ENERGY?

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

Good day to all you Fellows!

Let me share my reflections today about “flowing with energies.” In order to adapt, and let it be stressed to adapt well or exquisitely, one must be able to flow. Flow with what? I stress: flow with the energies.

Among New Age enthusiasts and practitioners, this has become a vogue of adaptation, a common lingo: flow! Understandably so, I surmise, since failure to flow will induce one into dysfunctional states. It’s like when one goes against the currents in a river or sea, one just can’t go on with this counter-flow or stubbornly refuse to flow without breaking down in fragments.

Let me further emphasize that in order to become an awakened Lightworker, one must follow the same principle: flow with the energies. Being stiff or rigid, being ‘grim and determined’, will not make one a Light Worker at all. Light does not flow upon those who are stiff, and many are those pretenders out there who in fact are not vehicles of Light.

In matters of love, this should also be followed. When an Evolved Soul meets a younger soul, it is hopeful that the younger one can flow with the energies from the former’s heart chakra. Failure by the latter to do this out of fear (Primal) will redound to instant bad karmic effects. Because the distancing with the Evolved Soul is tantamount to throwing away Light, tantamount to embracing the Primal-Demonic.

The love of an evolved soul is much too different from the love exuded by other souls. I can say this with verity as I was once a mere seeker, a mere Traveler, struggler in the Path, like many souls out there. The love that I exude now for any woman is qualitatively different from those I manifested to younger women. An Old Soul tends to look straight at the qualities of the soul of the ‘significant Other’ and is drawn to the Transcendent, while a younger soul tends to look only at the physical-to-astral traits or those tangibly observable and is drawn to the Primal.

The question now is, which energies should one flow with? which vibrations or frequencies? I already mentioned in the foregoing paragraph the terms Primal and Transcendent. Dichotomizing things isn’t exactly the best way to present an idea, but for the sake of simplification I resort to this modality. So we have two energy kinds to flow with in order for our souls to move on: the Primal, and the Transcendent.

Primal would refer to all impulses and frequencies that are of the low, dense states and emanate from lowly spheres. Transcendent would refer to all vibrations and frequencies that are of higher states or emanate from higher spheres. If you follow Freud closely, you would identify his Id as the crux of the Primal. On the other hand, following closely the esoteric writings would bring one to realize the “I Am” or Aum as the crux of all the transcendent.

Evil, or E-Veil or Energy Veil is that maximum state where a soul or entity would move into upon a persistent predominance of the Primal in his/her life. Being exposed often to the dense energies and mentally orientated to Primal pursuits will eventually cascade one into energy veils. The space between the ‘lower self’ (ego) and the ‘higher self’ (soul) is then fogged with thick energies, grey and dense (I’ve seen them using my meditative vision), and is scary to look at. Anybody who had moved completely to the Energy Veil or Evil state is necessarily a Demon and no more human.

That is because, when one vibrates so much in the lowly frequencies, s/he will also invite those hyper-space beings called Demons. Like attracts like, evil attracts evil, dense energies attract demonic beings. These demons would then attach themselves to the lower chakras of the entity (sex, abdominal, solar plexus chakras). The moment that this happens, the person is “beyond redemption” and can be freed only if a Saint (master) would arrive in time to cast away the demons and remind the entity to go back to the Path. The other option is to decapitate the entity, so that physical death becomes a way to redemption. Upon death, the entity is captured by an Angel (e.g. Seraph) and brought to a higher sphere to be taken care of by Higher Beings and receive lessons in the Path.

Somebody who flows with the “I Am” and all the vibratory manifestations of the transcendent will eventually experience higher states of awakenings. The level of awakening will depend on the level and pace of attainment of the person involved. S/he can capture beneficial energies at will and direct the same for other beneficial purposes. Eg. A shamanic healer can very easily use the left hand to tap chi from the surrounds and use the right hand to direct the same energies on the patient or client. Shamanic healers and yogis are among the greatest flowers with higher energies.

Necessarily, when one attunes strongly to the I Am or Aum vibration, the space between the ‘lower self’ and ‘higher self’ becomes narrowed until they will be erased. Erasure means the entity has attained Nirvana or the activation of the Soul (higher self), with the union of the lower and higher selves effectively achieved. The person who flows with the I Am energies will attract higher energy beings such as Angels, Masters, Ascended Masters, Avatars, Evolved Extraterrestrial Intelligences or ETIs. Those who consciously bring the Aum Light unto themselves and their fellows are called Light Workers, and are the direct opposite of the Evil Ones who do everything to bar people from accessing Higher Light.

Let me now proceed to a possible action that may seem contentious: it would be best to flow with the Primal first prior to optimizing the Transcendent. Let me clarify that this may not be so for all cases, but if one really wishes to realize how great it is to go up the ladder of soul evolution, one must first see the ‘dirtiest hovels of hell’ or maximize one’s ‘worldliness’. The swinging pendulum must first go down the lower arc (represented by ‘descent to the Primal’) before it goes up again to the other side (represented by the Transcendent).

The classic story to share here is that of Mary Magdala. Mary was already into the practice of ‘commercial sex work’ when Jesus met her. Jesus was already a Master (saint, nirvanic being) at that time, and his attraction to this Primal-driven woman (primal = money, sex, luxury, decadent lifestyle) was never a barrier for Jesus to love her. Until finally Mary got awakened from the sordid if not evil state to which she got sucked into. The great reward she had was not only having a living master who would later become an Ascended Master (6th body has been activated), she also gave birth to a child who later became a yogi-saint in India (Jesus and Mary brought the child there to be mentored by a yogi-guru). And Mary Magdala herself became a master in that lifetime (she’s now Ascended).

Another classic story is that of the Ascended Master named St. Augustine. Already a Master when he incarnated as Augustine, his soul development got stuck up somehow. He was drawn to libidinal excesses, and to cap it all he had sex with commercial sex workers. What a disgrace to see a saint engaging in such lowly pursuits, one may rightly quip. And he was already 30 when he got awakened, and from thereon he ascended his arc of soul evolution. He reincarnated later as Thomas Aquinas.

You see, whenever I reflect on Augustine’s life, his narrative doesn’t make me stop from shuddering and feeling goose bumps. Because in my case, my Seeker’s full awakening began at age 18, that was the year of reckoning. Though admittedly I had my own ‘swimming in the cesspools of the Primal’ till age 25. But, hey, 25 isn’t 30. At 25 I began to gradually deprogram the pleasures of the body, at early 30s said goodbye to tobacco, and at late 30s said goodbye to alcohol, nightlife and hyper-cholesterol diets. So, one can gradually deprogram his/her immersion in the pools of the Primal. But look at Augustine, at 30 he said goodbye to all vicious, sensate living. And he later became an Ascended Master, which means his climb was a very, very steep one and he succeeded. Wow!

Our predicament is that at the age of 22 our previous lives’ memories will open up somehow. At 22 we align ourselves to certain past lives as part of a timeline. And the problem with that is that we may have lived with enormous vices (opposite of virtues) during those lives. When the memory unconsciously flows into our psychomotor system, we get sucked into the Primal almost beyond our control. If we suffered from dysfunctional personalities in the past, such dysfunctions will also manifest themselves from 22 onwards. And then it becomes so hard to control our immersion into particular vices.

Look at those who are very libidinal to the max today. Those who go through sex orgies, circulate among sex partners, have collection of friends whom they have casual sex with, and so on. Chances are that these people once practiced the Left-Hand Path. The Left Hand isn’t exactly evil, but when in this state one is just a step or two away from energy veil. The Left Hand can stop one’s soul evolution altogether, let everyone be forewarned. And I’m saying this because I see signs everywhere of the Left Hand re-appearing in ‘critical mass’. This used to be rampant in Africa (Egpyt), Rome, and India.

The sexual energy is itself an endowment from the I Am, from the Almighty. The sex chakra is among the 7 most important or major chakras (energy centers). Sex with love is a wonderful gift itself from the I Am. This is the kind of sexual practice that can waken up the kundalini (base chakra) and start one’s journey to the Path. It can also awaken one’s genius, as couples who are so in love become good poets, musicians, and creative producers as Inspiration flows from Above, Inspiration that has been unlocked by sex-with-love. Genius is the maximum awareness that a Seeker can have, and the beginning awareness of a Mystic.

In sum, to flow with the Primal doesn’t mean one has become Evil. Rather, it could be a natural state that one goes through but which can be transcended. And getting to see the lowliest level of hell (while on Earth) is itself a wonderful experience. From there on one experiences the awakening, and deprograms the Primal gradually or even drastically. “Man has to devolve first in order to evolve,” so declared the theosophists, and I agree with them 105%.

So to those young ones and middle aged Fellows out there who are so much immersed in the Primal, I’m not writing to condemn your behavior. Far from it, I am in league with you as I myself descended into the ‘pits of hell’ sometime back. But for the older Fellows, I recall the adage “old dogs can’t learn new tricks.” If one can’t give up the Primal due to learning limitations, at least plant the seeds now and then in another life deprogram those vices. Hopefully I’m being fair enough. So mote it be. Aum. Amen.

 [Writ 04 March 2008, Quezon City, MetroManila]

 

DREAM BIG! CONQUER MOUNT SUCCESS! April 25, 2010

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

Fresh graduate, dream and dream big! If success were likened to a mountain, no mountain has ever remained unconquerable, so go and conquer Mount Success! Plant your feet well in it, and defend your planted flag to the hilt. That sacred ground is yours, entitled as you are by the Divine Hierarchy to build your home in it.

As a guru of the Path, who’s had sufficient training and practice in the art and science of management science (most specially development management), I am bound to support the challenging call of today’s stock of gurus of success for everyone else to ‘dream and dream big’. As I already mentioned in an article on the 3rd Ray (art), soul development can be substantially attained if one would also succeed in building a craft (profession, talent, business) and bring the success level to its highest stage as much as possible.

“A man with a dream cannot be denied,” thundered a distributor of Alticor products who is among the leader in his chosen field. Go dream, for it is in the dream (life goal) that you will succeed in life. Dream first, and hopefully you have already learned how to dream (set goals), as there is not a single vocational or bachelor’s degree program that doesn’t train its apprentices (students) in the art of goal-setting. Even at home, you’ve already received training from your own parents, while among peers you’ve had the scrapbook thing and you have that fill-in-the-blank asking for your ‘ambition’.

The Divine Hierarchy doesn’t at all encourage laziness and a drifting life for us down here, no spiritual master ever said “do not dream of success for it is the Devil’s work.” Remember that our life here is only a borrowed one, this is our school where we learn crafts that sooner or later can be of use to our ‘divine bosses’ when we die physically and we move on to the next dimensions of existence. How can you ever be assigned by living masters up there the tasks to organize and coordinate, even manage huge numbers of souls when all your life down here you were a bum who lived on the purse of your parents or spouse?

“Be somebody for God doesn’t make nobodies,” says this adage that is taught to certain devotees. Agreed 105%! In our current urban-postmodern world, it is of paramount importance to dream and succeed in life not only to be able to earn a living but also to perfect your craft itself. You derive an inner happiness from that perfection of craft, elements of which you will tug along with you beyond the grave. When you perfect some crafts you then are in a position to mentor others, so when you reach age 30 your soul will begin to feel that urge to serve others thru craft coaching and even life mentoring. Upon mastering your crafts, you become somebody and there you are. For as long as you continue to remain humble and magnanimous in life, there is nothing wrong in becoming somebody someday, as this is a yardstick to measure how far you achieved your dream or dreams.

Here are some elements of success based on the ‘dream core’ alone:

  • DREAM! Set goals in life. Your main goal of all is your Dream. It could be your chief profession, such as “Doctor”. Visualize yourself becoming a very successful doctor, visualize the people who will be your staff, the doctors who will be your apprentices, etc.
  • ANNUAL GOAL-SETTING. Do make it a habit to write down your goals. At the end of every year (December), set a time to think about your goals. Then, write each goal on a distinct page of your new year appointment book or diary. You can even write down some specific elaborations about each goal.
  • INNER GUIDE PARTICIPATION. By writing down your dreams, the same items will register in the higher domains (dimensions of life), well seen within the view of your own Inner Guide or Guides. If the Guide will see that you know what to do in life, S/he will then know how to help you achieve them. But if you don’t know what to do in life, there is no way that your Guide will dictate to you what S/he wants you to do. That doesn’t happen at all, unless that the Guide must be a Fallen One who’s bound to control and dominate you throughout your life.
  • PRIORITIZE. If you’re having a hard time to determine what your goals are, then come up with a list of what you want to do for the coming year. Then, prioritize by assigning numbers 1, 2, 3…n for each goal item. Choose from among them the Top 3 only. It is best to cut down your priorities, for this will also permit your Guide to help you with ease and for you to attain them realistically. Imagine if you listed down 100 goals, and hey! 1 year is only 12 months, are you sure you can attain your 100 dreams at all within such a short time?
  • DREAM BOOK. As soon as you graduate, get yourself a scrapbook and make a dream book from it. You can put a picture in the front page. This book will be the repository of your very long term goals. On page 1 or 2, indicate your chief goal of all, your DREAM of all dreams. Put some specific targets to achieve 5 years from now, 10 years from now, 15 years from now, 20 years from now, and 25 years from now. With this dream book, it will be easier to write down your annual dream diary which will be an annual expression of your long term goals…On the other pages, elaborate on your other dreams, eg. Family, finance, travel & tours, spiritual, physical. You can choose your own categories to use, there is no standard format here, be creative. Set targets for each category of dreams, add pictures or graphics, and other items to give life to the whole thing.
  • ANTICIPATE FAILURES AND WELCOME THEM. At some times in the future, you’ll encounter some snags, maybe even a financial crash that will get you back to the ground. Always anticipate failures, and when they arrive do welcome them. You learn from out of the failures. And blame no one but yourself for the failures. As soon as you’ve identified alternative courses of action, fire! Go for them! But please move ahead, for “over-analysis leads to paralysis.” You can’t be doing analysis or reflections all your life about those failures, decide to move ahead. There’s your DREAM that drives you forward, remember? Look at that Dream always, never lose sight of it.
  • DON’T LOOK BACK. You may have enormous successes in the past, showering you hence with tons of accolades. So what? Don’t ever get transfixed to your past successes, note them well even as you were already recognized for those feats, but consign them to the past. ….And never ever wallow in cesspools of past failures. This act too will get you stuck up for life. You’re going to land in a psychiatric clinic for this, mind you. …Better surge ahead in life! Look ahead, not backward.
  • SEEK COUNSEL FROM WINNERS. Everybody needs some champions to serve as their models in life. They are the true winners who showed the way ahead for us all. Seek their counsel, and never seek counsel from the perennial failures such as low achievers and bums. If you have no chance to interact with them, then read their books, view or listed to their documented films, learn from them. Some of them may even be no longer here, but continue to be revered, go ahead and read the works of these past champions.
  • TAKE RISKS. Don’t be afraid to take risks. Even your dream targets may be too big for you now, go dream big just the same. If you don’t have the capabilities now, then utilize the succeeding years ahead of you to build your capabilities. There is no endeavor in life that doesn’t have risks in undertaking them. But always do take time to think about the goals before you plunge into them. (This part was where you started, remember? You gave time to think about your goals.)
  • DREAM FROM THE HEART. Use your mind to structure your dreams, but do feel your dreams from the heart. Even those alternative routes that may arise in the future must be felt from the heart. Dreaming from the mind doesn’t work, that’s what you call a ‘contrived dream’ and it’s only for show. You are only fooling yourself if you build dreams for showing up to yourself. Taking dreams through your heart will let those dreams register in your soul which is seated in your heart area, and will be part of your soul-development (higher self = soul).
  • PRAY AND MEDITATE ON YOUR DREAMS. Go use prayers and meditation tools to achieve your dream. Pray & meditate during each phase of evaluation and execution. Prayer & meditation will add power to your dreams to enable achievement, and will allow your Guide and Divine Hierarchs to help you achieve them. Utilizing creative visualization tools in your prayers and meditations would be great! I have written articles previously that you can consult regarding the matter. But, hey! Act on your dreams as soon as you pray & meditate on them. You can’t be over-praying and meditating all your life, remember? If you wish to pray & meditate for the rest of your life, please enter a monastery and be a monk, and that would be your vocation for life. We Light Workers would be very glad if you join the monastic life for you help us boost our work in building a New Earth.

There are still so many things to say here, but I guess those items above are so many mouthfuls of words already. Bro. Erle Frayne has no desire to make you suffer from indigestion (i.e. sensory overload), so those items would suffice.

If you have some hard time determining your dreams, or if you Young One there has begun to work but did crash in life and seem unable to move, then seek counsel from some winners including spiritual mentors. Contact me from where you are now, and I will share what appropriate notes there are conceivable to quaff your thirst for some way out. If your difficulty is rooted in certain traumas in life, then seek psychosocial counsel from a certain specialist or expert (e.g. psychologist, social worker, guidance counselor).

There could be some blockages to success that may come from past life experiences. That’s where we mystics can come in. Many of us received special trainings in health therapies that could help you unblock your blocked success trails, even cleanse and activate your chakras. With activated chakras (energy centers), you will be enabled to move on in life with efficacy and be in greater touch with your own Inner Guide or Guardian Angel.

Young One, may the best of luck be with you in your quest for Mount Success! May the Almighty be with you along the way, and bless you with enormous graces in life.

Mabuhay!

[Writ 28 April 2008, Quezon City, MetroManila. See also: COSMICBUHAY: http://cosmicbuhay.blogger.com, ARTBLOG: http://erleargonza.wordpress.com, UNLADTAU: http//unladtau.wordpress.com, IKONOKLAST: http://erleargonza.blogspot.com%5D

 

ENHANCING DIVINITY VIA CANDLES, INCENSE, FINE MUSIC April 20, 2010

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

May the Light of Divinity be with you today!

Fellows, I will write this time about the topic of ‘enhancing divinity’ and some practical tools that can aid in inducing such a state. The practical tools I have in mind are those that you already have right in your hands: candles, incense, and fine music. I’m sure everybody out there who understands the English language knows what candles, incense and music are, so I need not belabor so much point to demonstrate what they are (smile).

By ‘enhancing divinity’ I refer to preparing your immediate environment, whether this be a temple or home meditation spot, for prayers, meditations, and rituals. The environment must be preferably one where the ‘energy of rest’ (feminine energy) is strong. Some Catholic priests here in Manila have been complaining that holding masses in shopping malls, a regular event now present in practically all large malls here, is a bad practice, to which I concurred in the positive. Shopping malls are predominantly of the ‘energy of motion’ and aren’t appropriate places for meditative, prayer and ritual purposes.

Having established the parameter above, prepare next the enhancers that you may need for your purpose. In some practices, you may need holy water or ‘hyper-energized water’ as we mystics call it. For this particular piece, I will delimit my clarification on the functions of candles, incense and fine music among such tools for enhancement. Ritual tools are particularly so many, so I’d leave that as a standard tool kit for the end user based on his/her spiritual philosophy and group concerned.

Let me begin with fine music. I’m stressing here the word ‘fine’ as not all musical pieces are of the finely vibrating frequencies. Fine music would be nature music, classical music, new age music, Celtic music, soft versions of world music, and Gregorian chants. The list is far longer, but suffice me to mention those that are readily available in the nearest CD shops around or can be downloaded from the internet.

You see, when you listen to fine music, and listen with some intensity, you are immediately brought to a higher level of focus and vibration. From ‘beta brain wave’ (normal conscious) you’ll be transported instantly to an ‘alpha brain wave’ (beginning of altered state). This is important, very important. It is only in the altered states of consciousness that one can effectively send messages to the spiritual spheres and receive messages from them.

Dissonant music, such as metal rock, gothic rock, punk rock and other related pop music forms, will do the exact opposite: place you into dis-focus and keep you locked up in the dense spheres, unable to communicate effectively with the higher dimensions. That is why spiritual masters have cautioned people about the strongly Dionysiac music that dominates the airwaves today, most of which are dissonant or do the opposite of enhancing divinity.

When one is inside a bus or train and one has to pray or feels like praying, but the music being played is loud or dissonant, the remedy is to simply stay silent and begin with the opening mantra. As always, we start a prayer with “In the name of the ….” And then end with amen. This can do the work somehow of bringing you to focus at least, and hopefully to an opening of the communication channels to the higher spheres. End the opener with 3 Amens or Aums to ensure effect, and say it longer even if this were in thought form, eg. Ammmmmmeeeennnnnnnnn lasting around 10 seconds.

With your focus and shift to alpha state done, you can then proceed to your next tools. You can choose to light incense first or light candles first, or even light them all at the same time. The good news is that lighting incense to enhance aromatic fragrance at home, and scented candles as home decors have both become fashionable today. So it’s getting easier and easier to find where to procure candles and incense.

Incense works potently to drive away ‘bad spirits’ or unwanted entities in the immediate surrounds. This is its function: as a cleansing agent. At home, you can choose to light two (2) pieces of incense at a time. This is to make sure that the aroma is really strong. The message to those unwanted unseen entities also gets stronger: they ought to stay away from the area.

‘Bad spirits’ bring along with them dense vibrations or ‘bad vibes’. They shouldn’t be allowed to linger in the space of meditation/prayer work, as they can suck out your energy or transfer dense energy to you. Either way you can get depressed so suddenly, or even get sick. Remember those morning risings when you suddenly have feelings of fear and depressed without clear reason? A ‘bad spirit’ is around most likely inside your bedroom. Better cleanse your bedroom regularly by lighting incense morning and evening. When you experience that depression with fear again, light an incense and drive away the unseen malevolent entity by saying “hekas hekas este bebeloi” (away! away! all of you profanities) at least 3X, then end with Amen.

Lastly, candles function to invite angels. As soon as a candle burns, angels’ attention get attracted to its source. And then they come forth to your sanctum for spiritual work. And as soon as they arrive, the area’s frequency will be elevated some more, by a few musical notes equivalent, thus enhancing divinity all the more. Not only that, the angels also come to protect you from whatever danger may come while you are doing your prayer, meditation, or ritual.

The tip here is that when you burn a candle, as much as possible burn it entirely. Small candles are advisable for home spiritual activities as they burn within less than one (1) hour. If you have to leave the home after your activity, put off the candle but don’t blow it off. Blowing off candles would negate or leave to zero the effect of your petition. Instead, get a stick or teaspoon and use this to put off the candle. Then you can always light the candle again when you’re back home.

Do you see that practice of burning candles during one’s birthday, making a wish and then blowing off the candles afterwards? And they say your wish will be granted? Hello! Think again. If someone gifts you a cake with candles on your birthday, better revise the practice by doing the following: request your friends to form a circle and hold each other’s hands, and focus on you as you make your wish. Burn the candles, proclaim your wish 3X, end with “So be it!”, and then put off the candles with your thumb and forefinger, and then explain to your guests why you didn’t blow them instead. It’s party time, go ahead and say your wish loudly, but por favor don’t blow off the candles for your own sake.

Do the colors of the candle matter? Affirmative, they do. The appropriate purposes for each color would be as follows:

  • WHITE: Purity, balance. White contains all the colors of the spectrum, so it can be used in place of the other colored candles if your supply of the latter is suddenly short and got no time to buy at once. The color of Christ. Also of the goddess Luna. Great hue for Monday prayer, day of Luna..
  • RED: Will, power. Chinese use this color a lot for feng shui purposes and prayers. When you aspire to be more decisive since you lack this trait, use a red candle for your prayer and even meditate on the candle itself (focus on it, and visualize that power transferring to you). Sunday would be a good day for Will enhancement.
  • BLUE: Protection, will. Saturday is a day for energy closures and cleansing rituals, so blue candles would be preferred on this day. Color of the dyani-buddha (archangel) Michael and his department. Exorcism rituals should, as an imperative, use blue candles, located in all four (4) corners of the exorcism spot.
  • PURPLE/VIOLET: Healing. For rituals or prayers aimed at healing ailments, including those healing that go after an exorcism ritual. For the latter, violet is combined with blue. Healing involves a closure of energies, so Saturday would fit for them.
  • YELLOW: Wisdom. Sundays through Tuesdays would be good prayers for wisdom enhancement. Don’t forget to use this color, combined with White, for your purpose. Using the Chinese way, you can combine Red with Yellow candles for wisdom enhancement.
  • PINK: Love, devotion. All kinds of love (erotic, fraternal, filial). Thursday is perfect for love rituals, prayers and meditations. Red combined with White would be substitute in case your pink supply runs out suddenly.
  • GREEN: Money, knowledge. Want to have more cash inflows from a certain transaction? Bless your house so that money will flow with bountiness? Want to enhance your analytical, tactical, strategizing prowess, and be a powerful thinker in work? Use green, on a Friday preferably.
  • BROWN: Planting & harvest, livestock. Brown candles enhance a connection with the elemental world which supplies those forces that can help in the growth, protection and harvest of plants. Same goes for enhancing livestock growth, protection and harvest.

As to black candles, I’m sorry folks but I am not keen on using this color or to recommend it. Maybe you can inquire from the people of the Church of Satan who may have the answers. I am color blind to black candles, had never burnt a single one and will definitely never ever use it for ritual purpose.

I’ll now close the article at this point. The enhancement and practices I cited above are already standard 7th Ray practices, so I’m largely re-echoing what have already been known for eons. May you note them well and practice them as well. Aum.

[Writ 14 April 2008, Quezon City, MetroManila. See also: http://raefdargon.mysticblogs.com, http://cosmicbuhay.mysticblogs.com, http://unladtau.wordpress.com%5D

 

VOW BREAKAGE, DEMONIC BEHAVIOR: SOME CASES

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

Belated Happy Mothers’ Day to all mothers, women, Mother Earth, Mother Nature, Divine Mother! Glory be to our mothers!

I will substantiate today the thesis I made in a previous article about the effects of breaking of vows. Vow-breaking is the working of one’s ‘inner demon’ (see my article “Inner Demon, Doppelganger”), it is as demonic as any criminal act. Vows pledged to certain Orders are particularly those that will be dealt with heavy penalty by the Karmic Board, and the neutralization of effects is something I have no idea about for now. Let me meditate on that later.

Meantime, just to show to you what the deleterious effects of vow-breakage can do, let me cite some cases of brethren of my libertarian-service Order, the Phoenix. As I said in a previous article, to my own shock, I found out that Leviathan (Satan, Ahriman, Belzeebub, Anti-Christ) was himself actively involved in fragmenting Phoenix, and is likewise doing the same to many fellowship groups here and in other fallen planets. Right now I see the same pattern happening in the charismatic fellowship Couples for Christ, and pity this huge brotherhood it is fragmenting at a time when it has been showing great strides in its social development campaign (via the socialized housing Gawad Kalinga).

Here are some cases of what’s happening, as the brethren of Phoenix are now being engulfed by the most evil of energies from the 7th Dominion of the Dark Side:

  • Jack M. Formerly Grand Premier of the supreme council, late 70s-early 80s. Committed to get active in reviving Phoenix in 1994, promised me not to join the Free & Accepted Masons. To my shock, he joined masonry, disappeared in Phoenix. And secretly got involved in gold smuggling overseas, through passenger plane operations…. Result: JM is today suffering from debilitating stroke. Slowly deteriorating, he’s almost in vegetable state.
  • Roger M. Another leading youth Phoenix. Formerly from the chapter for Philippine School for Business Administration. Committed to be active and help me in reviving and re-engineering Phoenix to a grand order. Secretly got involved in overseas smuggling (gold, other contrabands), with Yakuza partners. He got caught, jailed, then went back home with brain damage. …Result: Since the mid-90s yet, he was a vegetable for life. Lucky enough, he’s got a devoted wife to take care of him. He’s till deteriorating gradually, and worsening by the day. Yet he lives.
  • Tony S. One of the originals. Committed to help in re-engineering, but was half-hearted. Always found reasons not to get involved too much. Disrespected the innovations that I was introducing to the Order. Till he dropped out, around the late 90s…. Result: His wife divorced him, c 2001-02. Past his 50s, as a development professional he can’t get a job above the coordinator level, which makes him financially average if not troubled. Some brethren, such as Brod Ronald (his former colleague in a NGO), parted ways with him, on ideological grounds. At his age, in his own words, he said “hanggang ngayon wala pang nangyayari sa buhay ko” (till now nothing substantial has happened to my life). Coming from an intelligent man, who attended the premier university, what a pity!
  • Cesar M. Formerly of UP Diliman chapter, married to Phoenix sister Annie M. Refused to even attend any of the Phoenix fellowships since after we met him in Sept. 1994. His wife Annie wished so much to get involved again, but was blocked by Cesar….Result: Annie began to suffer from debilitating cancer in the 90s. For almost a decade she suffered. Then, around 2005, she died of the ailment. Pity on this man, who knows not what he’s doing! I hope he won’t lose his only daughter, so cute and beautiful like her mother Annie. Or lose his advertising job, his only fund source.
  • Arnel S. Another leading youth Phoenix. Formerly of Adamson University chapter. He’s been appearing in past anniversary and other events in 94-98. He showed enthusiasm to get involved, but always floated the excuse that he was a family man, was active in civil society (Left), had no time for Phoenix. …Result: Around the late 90s, his wife suffered from debilitating ailment (apparently cancer). In one surgery alone, his family had to spend nearly P400,000 which, in the 90s, was a fortune here. I never heard about him again till the 1998 anniversary.
  • Jun M. Quite leading brethren, but mentally unstable. Began suffering from psychosis in mid-80s. Was able to function in his job for a while, till 1990. Before that, his wife Gina began a long bout with cancer. We’ve been together in civil society for a time, and he was among those who joined me to revive Phoenix in 1994. However, due to his lingering bout with schizophrenia, he couldn’t keep focus. Only in 1999 did he become active. Did some appreciable tasks. Then his wife died couples of years back. He’s still dysfunctional job-wise, he can only do volunteer work and is a bum till now. Lately, he betrayed me and the Order, put up another group with his factional pals, does not even know the consequences of his own action. What would you expect? The perennial loser guy. A jinx to his own family. Living a vicious circle.
  • Jim M. The type who’d regard Phoenix as a mere loose club. Cronyist since we were youth, Jim had this aura of creating an inner circle even if he superficially relates to brethren. He was factional in youth, had Attention Deficit Disorder condition, was an underachiever and phlegmatic in personality. Committed to help me in re-engineering Phoenix in 1994. But he was so superficial in his behavior, ‘plastic’ as we called it in Filipino, his commitment was half-hearted. In the 1990s his own wife, a feminist leader, divorced him. He was simply unable to make his wife happy. Even in the new Phoenix (grand order), he hardly did anything appreciable such as to build a lodge. He recruited his cronies, and still aspires to build a club of his former activist cronies. Then, in 2005 he betrayed me, slandered me before a former boss with whom I departed ways for his group’s incompetence and unwelcoming behavior. This was the last straw. Already guilty of treachery, this guy never even put his foot forward to apologize, and instead moved to get his faction out of the Phoenix and is now building this club of cronies. What will happen next to him is worth observing.

More brethren will die in the coming years, and chances are that by 2012 all brethren will see deaths to themselves, or spouse or family member. Add to that the catastrophe of financial collapse, debilitating mental ailments, or any disaster that would come in ‘surprise’ fashion. Nothing is surprising about their destruction, come to think of it. They broke vows, broke with Phoenix like it were some garbage of shit, and what would you expect? They unwittingly unlocked the 7th-dimension Dark Energy veil!

So, you fellows out there better re-examine the couples of vows that you may have broken in the past or are about to break. As to the karmic penalties for the vow breakage, only the Karmic Board can fix that and revise it with the help of certain Boddhisattvas. Question is, do you even connect to Boddhisattvas? Do they even figure in your life paradigm? Save your own souls, fellows. God bless!

[Writ 10 May 2008, Quezon City, MetroManila. See also: http://cosmicbuhay.blogspot.com, http://raefdargon.mysticblogs.com, http://erleargonza.blogspot.com%5D

 

INNER DEMON, DOPPELGANGER

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

Magandang hapon! Good afternoon!

Almost everyone experiences fear, among which is the fear of the Devil. Why not re-examine your behavior, and one time or another you’d be going through the rituals of demonizing people around you: neighbor, fellow officesmate, Saddam Hussein, or anybody outside of you who would exemplify the Demon-incarnate.

Fellows, the demon is right inside of you, so please don’t over-bother yourself with looking for demons outside of you. True, there are ‘devils’ (fallen angels, negative aliens of the Reptilian type) and ‘demons’ (interdimensional demented beings) everywhere, but you failed to see this Inner Demon inside of you. Mind you, we all have this petty demon inside of us, and it matters how we manage to rise above its dictates on us—through the Primal Self, or desire-driven pursuits.

Inside of us too is an ‘etheric double’ that looks just like us. It is our doppelganger, and at times it can disengage from us, show up elsewhere and materialize right there, looking exactly just like us, and then moves back to be re-integrated into your physical body. The doppelganger is the repository of everything negative in us, becomes our ghost when our soul departs with the astral body, and disintegrates after around 500 years or so. Our Inner Demon necessarily nestles in the doppelganger, they are One.

Since we all tap Light from above, at varying grades of intensity (masters and mystics tap the greatest), the question that arises is: for what purpose do we use that Light? If 51% of the time the Light is used for Primal pursuits, than chances are that we have become Demonic or moved over to our Dark Side, ceased to be human, and is a hazardous Thing that moves around freely.

If at least 51% of the time the Light is used for service-for-others, loving others, productive pursuits, and constructive engagements, than we end up more human at the end of our life. Better if 75% of the time we use the Light or ‘spirit’ for higher purposes, and only 25% or lower for primal-sinning purposes. This way, we have a chance to evolve a bit higher, and when we reincarnate at some other time, we will be of a better quality of being.

What do we do to get this Inner Demon down the drain? Tough question, fellow Earthan. Should we control our passions, thus ending up with a tamed Inner Demon? Lucifer taught us that Path before, and it backfired. I am myself not in frequency with those who use a ‘passion control’ method, like the Born Again, fundamentalists, and their likes who are, in effect, wittingly or unwittingly serving Lucifer. Controlling passions will only lead to our repetitive return in the physical plane without nary a bit of soul improvement. Lucifer saw the result of his flawed prescription, and he never repented at all about it. Bad! Arrogant! From a Being of so much Light, a producer of Light himself, who till the end of his “last breath” was producing Light and sharing this to His own minions.

The better way is through gradual deprogramming renunciation. Gradually, deprogram each of your vices (opposite of virtues), and then consequently build virtues. This is not the same as controlling passions. On the contrary, if passions strike you while still young, go ahead and flow with it for a while, and then realizing thereafter that flowing with the Primal brings you down, then you yourself with rise up above the passions and flow with the Light or beneficial energies instead.

Remember the story of Mary Magdala? She rode astride her Inner Demon for some time, both for survival (she has to make a living through commercial sex) and probably for pleasure (sex, wine, controlling people were damn good pleasures). Until the World Teacher, Jesus Christ, arrived in her life and she had this paradigm shift.

Now, do you ever know of any occasion when Jesus condemned passions the way Lucifer did? “He who hasn’t sinned will cast the first stone,” was his candid declaration to the folks who wished to condemn a sex worker & sinner. In that process, the respective Inner Demon of the folks were projected unconsciously on the sinner, and as a matter of expiation exercise they would have stoned their own same Inner Demon. And the horror of it is that another person will die due to their own sinfulness. See?

In some previous writings of mine, I already elaborated on the matter of deprogramming of vices, building virtues, the use of prayers and meditations for enhancing divinity, and related spiritual technologies. They are the ones that are easily applicable and practicable, so I’m recommending that you examine their efficacy.

Again, fellow Earthans, let me repeat, the more dangerous Inner Demon is just right inside of you rather than those external ones. Even if there were 1 Billion demons and devils surrounding you, like they did to the baby Krishna, if you are vibrating at higher frequency, are virtuous and possess a strong aura that is truly protective of your being, then those Evil Ones will never be able to attack nor destroy you. On the contrary, they would snub you, feeling frustrated and giving up on their annoying abominations.

So, Dear One, please work out to tame your Inner Demon and your doppelganger as well. Don’t enslave it as this will certainly lead to schizophrenia. If you get to that point of manic-depressive disorder, your Inner Demon-doppelganger will then invite external Evil Ones who will possess you collectively. It may take another lifetime before the possession will be corrected and healed. Or, you may end up becoming demonic yourself, and may take many lives before you attain relative self-integration.

Learn how to dance with your Inner Demon and eventually tame it, making it conform to your will. It can be done, mind you, yes it can. The various teachers and masters have demonstrated to us the tools to do them. Have the will, courage, patience, you will be able to tame this Inner Demon. May you succeed in this noble task of yours. Carpe diem!

[Writ 09 May 2008, Quezon City, MetroManila. See also: http://erleargonza.blogspot.com, http://cosmicbuhay.blogspot.com, http://unladtau.wordpress.com%5D

 

DEPROGRAM VICES, BUILD VIRTUES April 16, 2010

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

Goodwill and peace!

At this juncture let me share notes about the deprogramming of vices and building of virtues as an essential lesson in the Path. These tasks are one and the same: you will advance in the Path by building virtues, and building virtues is a matter of deprogramming vices.

You see, a lot of people are not exactly evil, yet you see them existing here in 3rd Density or 3rd Dimension. If they aren’t evil, then they must be good people, and so they are saints. Wrong! Better listen to the late US President Abe Lincoln when he registered the observation that “a lot of people don’t have vices but they don’t have virtues either.”

Now, that’s a part of the human condition, nay the tragedy of human existence. One lives here, isn’t exactly evil and possesses probably nary a defect that is so gross as to be incapable of unlearning, yet nary a virtue either to be adjudged as worthy of being counted among the wisest and most sagely people. That’s why they are called folks: they do not at all stand above others as to be called ‘extraordinary’ precisely due to their virtues.

The building of strengths or virtues is incidentally making waves today among the most urgent traits that ought to be built within the worksphere. Many management consultancy groups offer team building lessons or ‘social technologies’ that include certain tools about how to deprogram a bad trait and replace it with a good one. Without realizing it, these experts or consultants are very close to what the spiritual masters have been working all along for eons now: of deprogramming vices and building virtues.

So, dear fellows in the Path, if you’d ask me a question whether it’s alright to employ such tools for your self-development, my response is a loud Yes. By all means, please go ahead and immerse yourself in those workshops offered by consulting groups, organized by your company or employer. Do not put attitudinal barriers into the said practices by saying “I will only participate here because I’m required to and because it will be good for my promotion.” Ride the tide, flow with the wind! For failing to do so, the result would be disastrous: your own anxiety disorder condition may be reinforced, rendering you one step backward in the Path. 

But indeed, before everything else, there must be a constant realization within your part that you have a long list of bad traits or ‘vices’ that must be deprogrammed. Failure to engage in that recognition, and more so stubbornly believing that nothing’s wrong with you, that you’re near to perfect, would ruin your chances of progressing in the Path.

So, begin by recognizing what those defects are. It’s so simple a thing to do, and do it by fixing a schedule for the task. You can do it inside your church, a coffee shop, an eco-park, atop a mountain while you’re with fellow mountaineers, beside the sea, inside your home, or wherever you find yourself most comfortable. Your listing can begin by reflecting on your own observations about yourself. Then, you can proceed to the feedbacks coming from other people, such as when they remark that you always come to meetings late. If you are hard up in making self-reflections, then begin right away with the feedbacks from others.

Now, to ensure that your esteem won’t sag so badly as the long list of weaknesses might prove unbearable to your psyche, then come up with a list too of your strengths. Your simple task in life is to maintain those strengths and even possibly build them up even more. But don’t ever be shocked to find out that your weaknesses may end up longer than your strengths. Admit it, that’s life, that’s why we’re here in 3rd Dimension that is our school for learning.

After determining the list of traits, both for strengths and weaknesses, then begin a deprogramming schedule for the weaknesses. This task is no easy thing to do, and please don’t ever brag that in just a day they will be gone. Bragging itself is a vice, so if you are a braggart, list this down as a weakness. Many braggarts suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder and need psychiatric help as a tool to deprogram the trait.

For optimal results, take one (1) month to deprogram a vice. If you meditate regularly, meditate on the vice for one (1) week, by asking yourself first why do you possess such a weakness. If you don’t meditate at all, then use prayer: before sleeping, ask your Guide or Guardian Angel to give you answers as to why you are, for instance, a braggart. The answer will come to you intuitively, mind you. For a yogi like me, the answers come in pictures, like some 1 megapixel photos, flashing before my eyes. 

Now, do immediately meditate or pray, right after doing the diagnostic questioning, by deprogramming the vice. Here would be some tips to do, whichever of the following practices you wish to use: 

  • Meditation: Visualize the vice you possess. Be creative in your visualization. E.g consummate liar. You can visualize the trait as a huge, bad lizard that harms people. Deprogram it then by visualizing that the lizard will be neutralized, or killed. You can visualize an angel coming from higher space, coming down with an unsheathed sword of Light, and tearing down the lizard to pieces. Do the visualizations for a week.
  • Prayer: Try to visualize your Guide or Guardian Angel standing in higher space in front of you, assuring you that He or She is around to help you. Do pray with a purple-colored candle, as this will help in the ‘healing’ process. Petition the Almighty I Am Presence, thru the help of your Guide, to deprogram the vice for you. Improvise on an invocation such as “My Guardian Angel will deprogram my tardiness for me,” and declare it seven (7) times. Then end with Amen.

After a week of meditation and/or prayer, observe the results. It would always be best to observe the results in the social sphere, in environments where people are around. Do this for the next three (3) weeks. See the results by noting the feedbacks from other people. If you used to be tardy and come to meeting late, and then your office mates will observe you changing the pattern, then indeed the vice has been quite deprogrammed. All you need to do is to sustain this new strength, then move on to the next deprogramming schedule.

For a vice to be effectively deprogrammed and the corresponding opposite—virtue—will be built, I would counsel strongly that you only take one trait at a time. Do not mix up two or more ‘evils’ and force a deprogramming of them altogether. Note the term ‘force’ there: you are indeed hurrying up too much by mixing up traits altogether. Remember that your Unconscious Mind, which is the repository of the traits, has its own complexity. It is best to get the cooperation of your Unconscious by working on a trait one at a time. 

As to the observable or ‘visible vices’ such as smoking, licentious sex, gambiing, doping, and shopaholic behavior, do the same procedure. But assign a longer time frame for these ones. They may be caused by childhood fixations and traumas, so it may take a bit more time to deprogram them. I used to smoke a lot, and I found out from my own mother that it only took a short time to breast-feed me as I was lactose-sensitive (I had to be bottle-fed with soya milk). So, knowing my psychoanalysis fairly well, I realized that my smoking has a great deal to do with the breastfeeding deprivation, that smoking was compensatory for this unconscious lack of an essential maternal provision.

I kept on quitting smoking since young adult age, and only got to quit it in the late 1990s as I already suffered from the following by then: asthma, chronic tonsillitis/throat infections, sinusitis & allergic rhinitis. My ‘mother body’, nay Mother Nature was telling me to please quit smoking as this is a gross disrespect to my physical body that is the vehicle of my very soul. In 1993 I even underwent tonsillectomy, but despite this surgery I went back to smoking. Nicotine had a good way of keeping me awake and the habit made my astral body a bit thicker instantly, and I was getting to be more sensitive that year as my mystical awakening was fast unfolding…. Till I finally quit.

Do note that a lot of these vices were acquired via past life learning experiences, so it isn’t that easy to unlearn them and replace them with strengths. As to which lifetime did you acquire them, don’t worry about the matter too much. Leave that to your Inner Guide or Guides, who see you from a higher dimension. If in case that other people during those lives may have been involved in learning the bad attitude or trait, then add in the deprogramming a forgiveness of those people even if you don’t know who they were. Just trust that the message will reach God Almighty, and this can accelerate the healing process.

Successfully deprogramming vices one after the other and replacing them with corresponding virtues is like winning a war. It is in fact a war against your own Primal Self. Every time you win, you gain more merits in life and move ahead in the Path. Even in your career and/or business you will succeed all the more. Those who succeeded the most financially are, as per result of researches, precisely those people who have greater insights about their own weaknesses and strengths compared to others. Read thru Jim Dornan, Robert Kiyosaki and John Maxwell who are among top gurus of financial success today, and you will hear the same things as I tell you now: self-insight leads to greater financial success.

So Fellows in the Path, learn from the gurus of success. But most of all, do work out to practice those tools and turning yourselves into jewels of exemplary behavior. It can be done, believe it. Amen.

[Writ 11 April 2008, Quezon City, MetroManila]

 

DREAM AS COMPASS TO SEEKER’S PREPAREDNESS

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

Good day, Noble Seeker!

With certitude I’d reckon that you dream every time your body sleeps. And if thou art Seeker indeed, your dreams are colored in hue most often. Evolutionary Laggards dream in black & white and wouldn’t dream as often as seekers and mystics. As a soul advances in the evolutionary path, so does the access to higher vibratory climes increase, such climes thereby appearing in ever greater colorful textures in dreams.

Do make it a habit to keep tab of your dreams, Seeker. At least keep a memory tab, at most maintain a daily dream journal. Dreams reveal so much about our unconscious and superconscious states, we can’t afford to throw away this ‘tool’ of self-reflection into dustbins just like trash. Were it not for our problems of retrieval, which is a matter of short-term memory, our dreams could be total guides to our daily actions and routines.

Interpreting dreams, however, is no layman’s task. So, Noble One, please learn to interpret dreams with a modicum of mastery. In ancient language, the term exegesis was used to refer to the interpretation of texts, and exegete refers to the interpreter. Since symbolic templates of life today are regarded as text in hermeneutics (art of exegesis) and semiotics (science of signs), then it pays to be an exegete in various respects: dream interpretation, exegesis of myths, interpretation of body language, divination interpretations (e.g. tarot, palmistry, numerology, astrology, runes, I ching), etc.

Necessarily, one must learn from the masters of hermeneutics and semiotics to be able to interpret dreams with some degree of accuracy. It takes some time to learn, but it is a rewarding thing to do exegesis. Rest assured you will procure the greatest benefits from the exegetic process, and you’ll feel a deep sense of satisfaction, sometimes euphoria, every time you’re able to crack the codes behind the deeply coded messages in your dreams.

To name a few representative masters: Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, Mircea Eliade, Claude Levi Strauss, Umberto Eco among social scientists and philosophers; and, the theosophists H.P Blavatsky, Annie Bessant. You can also review materials coming from popular literature about dreams such as those written by psychics.

In sum, the said experts have contended that the figures one sees in dreams, myths, and cultural symbols (e.g. totem) must be regarded as archetypes. As Eliade clarified, an archetype is a basic structure. In Eco’s semiotics, an archetype is a signifier—a representation of a deeper meaning or structure, the signified. Exegesis basically entails an appropriate unlocking of the signified meanings hidden behind the dream symbols, in the case of dreams.

Note also that the contents of dreams are often related to the dreamer’s experiences in the lifeworld. For instance, when an ice cream appears in one’s dream, this symbol appears on account of the person’s experiencing of eating ice cream. This archetypal subject wouldn’t likely appear in the dream scenes of a person whose entire life is spent in hinterlands where ice cream isn’t an established fact of daily life.

Dream themes could be a revelation of the following: unfulfilled wishes, ailments that are about to surface, past life scenes being replayed from ‘above’, events forthcoming in the next few days in the person’s life (dejavu), prophecies about one’s country or planet, and lessons from one’s Spirit Guide. Freud made very interesting contributions to first two forms (he was keen most of all on mental ailments being a psychiatrist).

The lessons or messages from one’s own Spirit Guide or inner space guru is what you the Seeker should be on the alert for as a sign that you are about to enter the Path. Or, when you have already began the ascent to the Path, the Guide can show signs that you have just graduated from one stage or phase in the journey and you’re about to move on to a next phase. Usually it takes seven (7) years to begin and end a phase, though if one chooses to stop for a while in one’s lessons the period could be extended.

In my experience, I first began to feel that something uncommon was going to happen to my life when, as a pre-school child, I strongly felt the presence of a mighty divine being, a figure I’d recognize later as the Archangel Michael. His assuring presence (maybe I was networked to his ‘department’) made me take routes less traveled, such as to dream of becoming a priest, knowing that God always watches me.

Before reaching the age of ten (10) I realized how different I was from my siblings. I was overly contemplative, introspective, and nerdy at an early age. And somehow, deep inside me, I knew I wasn’t among the Earth’s people. The daily course of materialistic life that I encountered early enough shocked me so much that I longed to enter the seminary and say goodbye to normal life.

My dreams were very colored in hue, so colored that the dream objects were so real, beginning in early childhood years. Even the smell of dream objects, like the smell of delicacies, grasses and flowers in the fields, and animal dung were all so real, further multiplying the psychic and emotional powers of the dream scenes.

It was at age 18 when I first encountered my mahaguru, the Master El Morya, while in a dream state. I was already a 2nd year university student then. I wished somebody else so wise and divine could explain to me so many questions that the church people and mediocre spiritual pretenders couldn’t explain at all, and were it not for the timely appearance of my guru, I could have moved on to become an atheist for the rest of my life.

I thought it was God who appeared to me in the dream, as He blasted me with feelings of love so incomparably overwhelmingly, encompassing and ecstatic. He gave me a lengthy message of love, encouragement, and note about my future missions. I woke up weeping with joy and euphoria, assured at last that a Divine Being takes care of me personally. From then on, I intensified my lessons in the Path, reading voraciously a diversity of topics, to wit: esoteric philosophy, yoga, ETs & UFOs, mystical science, eastern psychology, paranormal science, theology and comparative religion.

From that time on, my mahaguru would appear every now and then in my dreams. He guided me to the materials that I should read, made me encounter my first yoga lessons right inside the classroom, meet interesting people who were also fellow seekers, and so on. With the passing of time, I recognized my great Guru as the Ascended Master El Morya, chohan (sort of CEO) of the 1st Ray of the Great White Brotherhood. In the succeeding dreams, he would appear more in archetypal form (often as a university professor), while I would perceive his face directly as my mystical vision opened due to yoga practice.

I’ve already entered several phases in my journey. And in 1994 I graduated to a mystic level, no longer seeker but finally reaching the initial ‘end of a journey’, when the Filipino guru F.F. sponsored me into the Great White Brotherhood. My seeker phase had ended, but my mystical path just began then. I still kept on seeing my master in my dreams, with the addition of other masters in couples of other dream scenes thereafter.

Just recently, more than a month ago, I dreamt of my guru again, instructing me in many lessons. The dream scenes lasted for three (3) hours. Some other fellow mystics were there with me during a dream phase. In other dream phases other masters appeared. I just received lessons that could last for over 1 year’s study, offered in just a single moment, which I must gradually retrieve from my memory.

So, Noble One, similar experiences could happen to you. You see, if you dream of your Spirit Guide offering you lessons, even when you wake up to urinate, the moment you go back to sleep the same dream scene will be continued. Or, there would be another scene, but it will till be the Guide offering you lessons that will be the dream theme.

Take note that during the initial encounters with your Guide, your guru may not appear to you in literal form. Rather, the manifestation would be archetypal, e.g. beautiful large sheep radiating light and peace to you. Or, the Guide could appear as your deceased Grandma or Grandpa whom you cared for so much, so the Guide will make use of your grandparent’s image to bring messages to you.

I recalled the narrative of a fraternity brother of mine, Glen B., whom I personally initiated into my wisdom brotherhood, the C.L.. He revealed to me and some brods one day that I appeared to him in a dream, offering him sublime lessons. I was so elated at his narration, and told him that it was his very own Guide and not me who actually appeared in his dream. I was happy because it was a sign that, as a mentor, I succeeded in catalyzing the link between a young seeker and his Guide.

So, Noble One, enjoy reading your dreams, these being exciting, fitful compasses to your journeys. Bon voyage!

[Writ 25 September 2007, Quezon City, MetroManila]

 

TITANS, AVATAR: RECENT ENLIGHTENING FILMS April 12, 2010

TITANS, AVATAR: RECENT ENLIGHTENING FILMS

Prof. Erle Frayne D. Argonza

Magandang hapon! Good afternoon!

I just watched the recent showing of the new version of Clash of the Titans. The movie was as mind-boggling and enchanting as another film shown some couples of months back: Avatar. It is indubitably worth my watch.

 

Let me share some notes about both films, with the beginning words that they are among those few movies that are truly enlightening. By enlightening, I mean they transport us almost instantly to the realm of the transcendent, there to immerse a bit with our Higher Mind and the environs of the higher dimensions.

Needless to say, the film enables us to engage in deeper reflections about the meanings of the archetypal symbols shown before us. Our Higher Mind knows, for instance, that Zeus signifies the creative or ideational element in life, a meaning that our lower mind could only feebly comprehend.

The film industry is part of the culture industry, and as our noblesse thinkers of the day have shared to us—note Foucault, Habermas, Adorno, Marcuse, Said, for instance—the same industry has been instrumental as social control mechanism. Movies are not meant to enlighten, but rather intended to entertain and keep us glued within the world that is owned and controlled by few oligarchic families.

Hollywood films, being the prototype industry block, are particularly aimed at gaining profits for the film makers. They are so commercialized that they suffer content-wise. Horror movies are particularly fear-inducing and fragmentary of the psyche, intensify paranoia, and instantly add grey dense energies to our chakras or energy centers.

Enlightening films are indeed few, such as Avatar and Clash of the Titans or simply Titans. Not only do they entertain and educate, they also elevate. That effect makes them altogether contributory to the grand project of human evolutionary ascent.

There are no fixed interpretations for these films. In this current Age of Interpretation, fixed interpretations are anathema or dogmatic, and should be rejected. It is really up to the viewer (audience) to conjure reflective interpretations or conclusions about the meanings conveyed by the films.

For a social reformer, Avatar and Titans depict the epochal desire of marginal classes and sectors to demolish asymmetry in relationships and liberate the same groups from oppression.

The planetary natives in Avatar could be viewed as today’s indigenous peoples whose struggle against oppression by mainstream, urban, industrial populations was justly depicted in the film. The same natives could also mean 3rd World peoples who have been struggling against imperialism, colonialism, and fascistic domination by industrial powers.

The Titans could be viewed as oligarchic overlords, both landlords and capitalists, who have been subordinating middle and lower classes into their power enclaves. Mankind’s clash with the Titans symbolizes the epical drama of the age-old struggle of mankind against these overlords who are in power economically, culturally, and politically till these days.

Titans also subtly depicts the birthing of many worlds—collectively signified by ‘humans’—across the universe. Some worlds evolved faster (i.e. symbolized by Perseus, Io, and Andromeda evolved ahead) than others (e.g. Earthlings/Terrans, Maldekians) that lagged behind, while within a world some humans evolved faster than others.

Zeus (root word: Dyaus Pitar or sky fathers) signifies the creative element.  Hades signifies the Anti-Universe that incidentally physicists are beginning to discover. Any community that immerses in the creative element (Zeus) will live prosperity and harmony, while a community that immerses in Anti-Universe (Hades) will be transmogrified to demonic monstrosity (Karkens that signifies  Draconians or reptilian humanoids of Draco).

Perseus signifies the liberating warrior force of Plaeades civilization, while Pegasus signifies the hyper-space technology then evolving. Io signifies the priests of the interplanetary Order of Melchizedek, whose counsels are as precious as God’s words. Warriors and Priests work in synergy, as signified by the mutual esteem and love between Perseus and Io.

Princess Andromeda signifies the Andromeda galaxy civilization, which could have been invaded by Draco in antiquity—symbolized by Andromeda being sacrificed before the Karkens. Plaeadians were actually bred by the Andromedans, so Perseus’ saving of Andromeda is a sublime expression of filial love and debt of gratitude of the Plaeadians to their parent race (Andromedans).

Medusa signifies a high knowledge related to life science that could neutralize or thwart a superior yet gross force of humanoid Reptilians. The death of Hades in Perseus’ hands signifies the neutralization of the Anti-Universe at a particular juncture in antiquity, thus saving many human worlds (planets) from infection and transmogrification into demonic monstrosities.

The death of Hades is also prophetic in that it signifies a future state where the influence of the Anti-Universe on Earth and the Milky Way sector where we belong, will finally be ended. This happens as the universe ascends by a dimension higher comes 2012 A.D.

From a social reformer’s view, Hades’ death signifies the end of oligarchism and oppression of men by fellow men. This view converges with the mystical view, in that planetary ascension will in fact put an end to ancient systems based on polarity principle and Anti-Universe influence, thus ending oligarchism and the money economy.

So, Fellows on Earth, you can choose to perceive the enlightening films through the prism of whatever perspective or paradigm you’d want to view them. I’m gladdened at least that you watched these films, found time for reflections and enchantment.

[Philippines, 10 April 2010. See also: https://erlefraynebrightworld.wordpress.com, http://unladtau.wordpress.com, http://erleargonza.blogspot.com.]

 

KNOW THYSELF April 11, 2010

Erle Frayne Argonza

Know thyself!

That sounds like a tall order of a command. It really is no command but a task, a lifelong task. It fused together ‘know’ and ‘self’, the task being to ‘know the self’ in its totality.

Self-knowledge is knowledge of a very high order. This we mystics are very much aware of. We regard self-discovery as the last frontier, the frontier of ‘inner space’. To be able to make adventures in ‘inner space’ and discover truths along the way is the very task of a seeker or knower.

To take it for granted that you already know yourself, or pretend that you know yourself 105%, is pure hubris. On the other hand, to be so disabled from knowing the self, so much that you cannot even think of qualities that indicate your personality and level of psychological integration, is a mark of deep fragmentation and disorder. Both tendencies must be discarded.

It pays to know the self. Today’s gurus of success are very right in their contention that persons who have greater insights about themselves get to become more successful than those who don’t. Robert Kiyosaki and John Maxwell, who are on top of this chain of success gurus, have declared this contention very explicitly and kept on re-echoing it in their various writings.

Know the self well, as this is the way to a more successful future. This is another way of writing the formula. To put it in mathematical language:

Success = fn (self-insight)

Success = A + B X (Self-insight)

Where A = Goals in life

B= Pace of acknowledgement and absorption of self-insight

The Teaching is so filled with methods for self-insight, methods and information that past gurus have already shared to the world. You can go ahead and study them well.

Take a look at astrology and numerology. They are examples of methods for self-analysis and insight devised by masters in antiquity. It pays to study them well. The better if you do the study yourself rather than rely all the time on an external agent (numerologist, astrologer) to do the analysis for you. There are information packages that would be best for you to find out for yourself, as you derive the information intuitively.

As a young yogi in the making, I did study numerology and practice its analytical powers on myself and my former students (1980s, 90s). Numerology, using the combined Pythagorean-Chaldean methods, worked so wondrously that each person done with a reading exclaimed their mighty accuracy of up to 90% most often. The lowest self-assessment I received for efficacy was 80%, with 20% error. The highest was at 95%. That high precision renders numerology into a great scientific tool!

Learn as many methods as you can. Study Jung, Freud, Maslow, Erikson, and other personality psychologists. Study also the methods for examining abnormal psychology, so that you will have an advanced method of self-integration assessment. Nobody is perfect, each one of us has degrees of personal fragmentation that’s why we’re here in the physical plane. So please take pains to study the methods and even undergo psychological tests from time to time. This is for your own good.

The last thing expected of you is to declare that you’re perfect okay and other people are very defective. If you make this self-claim, please see a psychiatrist as you delude yourself with grandiose states. You may need to be locked up in an institution, the better for you. Amen.

[Writ 09 June 2008, Quezon City, MetroManila. See also: http://erleargonza.blogspot.com, http://unladtau.wordpress.com%5D

 

SERVICE AND THE GOLDEN RULE (Seekers’ Lesson 7)

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

Let me articulate at this juncture the last of the 7 Ray Lessons that I wish to stress: Serve God and His Creations! I will begin with some reflective notes on the sociological ‘law of reciprocity’ which the masters made known to us through the ‘golden rule’. I will incorporate in the discourse the reflective notes on libertosophy that I elaborated in my book Libertosophy and Freethought: The Path of Illumination for Libertarian Freethinkers.

Sociologists and anthropologists alike discovered the ‘law of reciprocity’ across cultures. In philosophical sense, this law is an axiological standard and is at the core of ethical teachings. On the positive sense, it is stated: “Do for others what you want others to do for you.” In the negative sense, it is stated: “Do not do unto others what you don’t want others to do unto you.”

In libertosophy, I outlined three core principles regarding the liberation project: (1) to be able to attain liberation, one must liberate others; (2) only the free can set other people free; and, (3) liberation must be done within the context of the social world (never in isolation from people). They are all inter-connected and mutually reinforcing.

The Teaching is clear that one must practice yoga (union) and attain union by (1) immersing in the social world, (2) observing mutual devotion with your fellows, and (3) doing mutual service unto each other. In no way should one opt to attain nirvana via a total detachment, by meditating inside caves, by retiring in monasteries early in life for successive lives, by a prayerful attitude and yet manifesting anti-social behavior towards fellows. Only under exceptional cases should one do yoga in isolation, such as when one has been exhausted due to over-immersion in the social world for successive lives. In which case, one will be allowed to meditate in isolation by your Mahaguru (e.g. Christ) for an incarnation or two.

But after some times in isolation, your Mahaguru will again remind you to go back to the social world or ‘lifeworld’. At the minimum, one might be allowed semi-isolation, through a monastic life, in which case one is in the company of a group and can then conduct service with a team of monks. At the maximum, one must immerse fully “with the crowd”, practice a profession or business for a while, and then retire early so as to do the work of a Teacher. Another option would be, based on good karma in past embodiments, to incarnate you in a wealthy family so that you need not have to work for a living. For the latter experience, you as an advanced yogi-mystic can catalyze your ascent to Master status and become a Teacher early in life, such as Paramahansa Yogananda and his teacher Sri Yutekswar Giri, both of whom came from wealthy families.

Among the current gurus of financial success is Robert Kiyosaki, writer of best-selling Rich Dad, Poor Dad. In his books, Kiyosaki emphatically reiterated the need to do service unto others, by sharing your graces to others. He said succinctly that “the more you give, the more you receive.” Without need to mention, the trait of stinginess speaks of negative backlash. But very graphically, Kiyosaki did stress the dangers of becoming greedy as this would lead to disasters in one’s financial life. Though Kiyosaki is no yogi, couples of core wisdom lessons were articulated by him that reverberate the wisdom of the ancient masters.

Let it be clarified that there is not one fixed form of service. The 6th Ray gets manifested in diverse forms. By praying for others, whether singly or as a team, one does service to others. By extending financial gains to the less fortunate ones such as the clients of a hospice, one does service. By doing relief works for those affected by calamities, one does service. By washing the feet of priests during special occasions, even if such priests are dogmatic and sinful, one does service. Who is without sin anyway? “He who is without sin will cast the first stone,” declared Jesus Christ.

In the emerging contexts, service as a manifestation of deeply divine principles has been steadily increasing. So powerful is the subtle force behind the 6th Ray that even capitalism itself has been transformed from the greedy money-bag capitalism of yesteryears, which has no moral philosophy whatsoever, to that of ‘corporate social responsibility’ capitalism or ‘compassionate capitalism’. Many young executives are turned off by purely money-making concerns, even as some other top echelon executives demand that, prior to their appointment as CEO of a huge conglomerate, CSR must be considered first and foremost. The noble CEO Mr. Licuanan, who steered the Ayala Group for sixteen (16) years, whose leadership led the said conglomerate to grow to multinational scale, made such a demand on the corporate patriarch Don Jaime Zobel de Ayala who empathically listened to him and granted his demand. Look at the enormous stride in the growth of the Ayala Group with CSR at its core principle of operations, which has diversified its investments from Manila to overseas.

Many other young executives, fresh from MBA, choose to shy away from the corporate world altogether. Rather, they opt to serve the NGO sector, or the Non-Profit Associations. In a recent research conducted by me lately about international consulting think-tanks, I was amazed at the trebling of numbers of such young executives who serve international aid organizations and non-profit think-tanks, risking their lives in the poor regions of the emerging markets. This trend is bound to grow exponentially as the years go by, rest assured.

Furthermore, there are also businesses whose nature is to help others in their financial lives. Among these enterprises, network marketing is the fastest growing form. It is among the least understood enterprises, because people are fixed to the old ideas of doing business: pure old capitalistic profit-seeking. Per my own research, network marketing socializes teams of marketers to help out each other, via the adage “the rising tide will lift everybody up.” The members of a team can’t afford to claw at each other like crabs, for the demise of one could redound to the demise of the entire group. The team members observe the lesson that you must help yourself first, and when you gain profits than you can have the extra income to help the less fortunate. It makes a lot of sense, this network marketing.

It surely pays to listen to the new gurus of success including those who brought network marketing to maturity such as Jim Dornan of Network 21. They first of all stressed on the power of the team approach, and the norm of helping each other out. In the process, network marketing and related modalities are very potent at deconstructing the ‘crab mentality’ in the lifeworld. Converging with CSR at some junctures, the new modalities for ‘compassionate capitalism’ may lead to some other modalities in the future, and reformat the world from old-world capitalism to altruistic or ‘community economy’ within a broad context of Information Society.

Understood in another sense, the lessons say “do not hoard what you have, learn to be self-sufficient but when resources permit, share your blessings to others.” Among the various thinkers in the scientific community, it was the Erich Fromm who discoursed on the dangers of the principle of hoarding. He articulated this well in his books, such as the Art of Loving. Hoarding is among the counterproductive traits, and the greater we hoard in life the more we become objectified or depersonalized. Liberation becomes expressed, among other things, in more productive behavior such as loving, sharing, or those related to “being” that make us all more ‘human’ in the process.

The creation of a ‘compassionate society’ has been the obsession of many thinkers particularly those on the Left. “Serve the People!” declared Mao Zedong, who secretly was an engaged seeker and was no atheist. This society, in their mind, should also be a ‘rational society’, so that the cognitive principles of ‘rationality’ should harmonize with the non-rational axiological principles or value-based rules. They envisioned integrated societies, where the detached rationality of modernity would harmonize rather than clash with the value-based axioms of the ethicists and spiritual masters.

At this point, let me stress the narrative of Mother Theresa of contemporary India. This great soul is the exemplar of a saint or master who ascended to the level of a Mahatma or Ascended Master via the Path of Service. It pays to contemplate and meditate on her wisdom adages regarding service and love. She counseled us all to do service no matter what response (indifference or sympathy) would be exhibited by the recipient of your altruism. Even if the recipient hates or scorns you for your behavior, love and serve them just the same, quipped this indubitably holy being. No wonder that she won a Ramon Magsaysay Award (Asia’s Nobel prize) for service, which she truly deserves.

We sorely need the likes of Mahatma Theresa today, and we miss her so much. But we need not worry much, as her likes left the world with large cadres of Godly servants who are referred today as Lightworkers. The increasing presence and influence of the Lightworkers is changing the social landscape of the planet. Every institution of society will more or less be transformed in the decades ahead, as the numbers of Lightworkers increase all the more and their altruism becomes the sacrosanct standard behavior.

One last point that I need to stress is the distinction between the “service-for-self” and “service-for-others”. Because altruistic service had become pervasive for the last successive decades, there are those hoarding-oriented or egotistical types who rode the wave by exhibiting “service-for-self” behavior. In this case, one does service so as to be noticed by others. It isn’t serving others due to a “call of the heart” but rather due to selfish pursuits. It is service that won’t allow you to ascend for sure.

After our periodic conduct of service, it would be fruitful if we meditate on the service that we have delivered. We can make self-assessments whether the service is egotistical or altruistic. It would also be great if some sensitive souls among our fellows (seekers, mystics, masters) would help us in our self-assessments. It should be the job of a spiritual Teacher to be a seeker’s mirror or feedback-giver and self-development counselor, but with the reality that we have a scarcity of teachers this option is equally scarce. If one is already well connected to one’s Inner Guide, then the guide can be a surrogate for the teacher and can share the feedback through dreams or intuitive thoughts.

To conclude, let us all be like Mahatma Theresa, and let’s hasten the construction of the ‘compassionate society’. Let us serve God, our Fellows, Mother Nature and her biological endowments, and show the greatest respect for all life forms around us including minerals. Who knows, the 6th Ray could be the last lingering alchemical agent that could make one ascend to the next level of soul evolution. Try it, amid risk, for God Almighty provides the blessings in your Path and protects you along The Way.

Amen. Aum. Om Tat Sat Om.

[Writ 23 October 2007, Quezon City, MetroManila. See also: http://erleargonza.blogspot.com, http://unladtau.wordpress.com%5D

 

WILL AND RULERSHIP: WAY OF THE WARRIOR (Seekers’ Lesson 6)

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

In this article, I will stress the need for filling up another important ‘glass’ in one’s Path: the ‘glass of Will’. As I have repeatedly echoed in previous articles, faith alone does not suffice to make one ascend the Path towards liberation or salvation. One must fill up other ‘glasses’ of life as well, one of which is the ‘glass of will’.

If life were likened to war, then one must have both lance & sword to be able to gain mileage in many battles to fight. This kill weaponry tandem is equivalent to the Will, a trait that one can’t do without in life. It is Will that keeps one moving in life, and so is it Will that will propel one to climb the Heights of inner transformation. For it is truly a matter of climbing mountains, this task of moving ahead in the Path.

The need for Will-bearers in society led the Hierarchs to evolve a particular class of humans to perform this role: the Warrior or ksattriya class. From among the warriors came a special class, the King, who wasn’t only endowed with Will but was also with extraordinary occult powers like unto the shamans’ or magicians’. The Warrior class, being the embodiment of Will, became the models for developing the traits that were subsidiary to a strong Will.

Weak will leads to stagnation and death, while strong will leads to greater life and liberation. Subsidiary to Will are the following traits: Courage, Audacity, Decisiveness, Self-Determination, and Organizational Ability. Without these traits, human society will flounder and self-destruct. Mutual faith/devotion is as good a pasting material as we can ever imagine, but without Will to enforce the norms of mutual devotion, human associations will self-destruct and society fragment altogether.

Gone may be the Warrior as a class, but in its stead had evolved the ‘Leader Class’. In all sectors of society, there is that high expectation to exercise leadership. Necessarily, the exercise of leadership would require leaders. In political society, we have the Political Class as a subclass of the Leader Class. In the military/police organizations, there is the Officers’ Corps. Among the various professions, we have the Executive Class. Among civil society groups, there is the Mass Leader. Within the Priesthood, there are the Bishops, Patriarchs, and Imams.

There simply isn’t any sector today that doesn’t manifest a need for leaders. And no one sector will ever enforce a lesson of “be weak, remain lowly and weakly in esteem, for thou art of the weakest types.” No Sir, the lesson is for one to follow the leaders and, in due time, for one to emerge among the leadership of the organization, group, or sector. And various discourses have emerged to articulate the need for leadership, the traits of a leader, the concomitant need for organization, and determination as a core ingredient in achieving success in business, professional life, and financial life.

Warriorship—and the Kingly class that it spawned—was originally a response to the need for Rulership. The Rulership principle, being a universal/cosmic principle, must be forged in all the dimensions of human life. Rulership begins first of all with one’s individual life: one must be Ruler unto one’s Self. The philosophers Plato and Aristotle were so adroit at their observation of this principle, that both contended for the need to be King unto one’s Self without reserve. Without the capability to be King unto one’s self, it will be futile to be King or leader unto others.

Rulership then moves on to the lifeworld, where the need for leadership and role models among diverse “In-groups” must be exhibited. Sociologists have done enormous studies on the lifeworld, using the scientific tools of sociometrics to examine the elements of social distance and leadership. Max Weber theorized about the ideal types of authority to explicate leadership types in various contexts: traditional, charismatic, rational-legal. The principles and elements discovered and articulated by sociologists eventually overflowed into the new science of management.

Within the context of formal organizations, the principles and practice of management have already developed to a very highly complex, sophisticated level today. In the evolving context of Information Society, new principles are being innovated on which were largely absent during the time of Weber, Taylor and Fayol, the fathers of the science of bureaucracy. Ouichi’s Theory Z, for instance, elaborates on the trend towards more decentralized, autonomous, participative leaderships. The excitement in the sciences of organization and management is a never ending story, and I myself wish to continuously get updated about them as a sociologist and practitioner of organizations and institution-building.

Onwards to the highest levels of expression of social organization, the need for Rulership remains invariable although the forms for those at the national, regional and global/international ones do manifest their own peculiarity. At this juncture, we have reached the point where the need for a global state has become irreversible, and sooner or later we will have such a polity at hand. ‘Political Will’ shall then be exercised with greater resolve, and international fiats executed with more teeth than before. Otherwise, in this continuing situation of ‘anarchy of nation-states’, we might end up blowing each other apart and destroying the planet through weapons of mass destruction due to our stubborn intolerance towards differences.

So, as one can see from above, it is sacrosanct an expectation to develop Will and its subsidiary traits to be able to climb the Heights to the ‘mountain of salvation’. To be able to forge a strong Will requires intense studies on the subject, intense focus on modeling one’s behavior from the mentors of Strong Will (executives, leaders of professions, high political leaders, etc), and practicing leadership in real life contexts when opportunities for such present themselves. One must also develop the sharpness at recognizing when a context is filled with opportunities for exercising leadership. In both normal and contingent situations, such opportunities present themselves.

As to the study of the subject, it pays to get some formal studies on leadership, organization and management in whatever form. Even when one had already accomplished a program degree or special course on leadership, one must go on and continuously update oneself about new developments in the field. As many leaders (officials, managers, supervisors) have found out, refresher courses make such strong dent that the practitioner gets to be reminded of both flaws and appropriateness in one’s supervisory behavior after a management workshop.

It is also very enlightening to do self-assessments about one’s own weaknesses and strengths regarding Rulership or leadership principles and practice. Many of the weaknesses and strengths are results of one’s own socializations in previous lives which overflow into the present embodiment. Some others are results of socialization processes in the present embodiment. The lesson, which the 2nd Ray shares unto us in our learnings of the 1st Ray, is to sustain our strengths and overcome our weaknesses.

Overcoming weaknesses, through diverse methods of learning and unlearning, is no easy process. But it is a possible undertaking nonetheless. Overcoming the Fear complex is at the core of ironing out weaknesses, and this begins with identifying one’s various fears. A listing of fears could result to a long list, and one should better be honest about them. Honesty about fears will facilitate one’s unlearning of the said traits, while dishonesty will only lead to possible scorn from observers. No one can ever fake Will when one lacks them in certain contexts, since other people are there to observe you. So better be honest, recognize your weaknesses and gradually work out to deprogram them.

Those fears that are learned complexes from out of traumas in life, both past and present embodiments, are the hardest to unlearn. For instance, the habit of obese eating, which could make one mightily overweight, could be traced to a previous life of starvation and death. And so, in this present life, the unconscious fear of starvation leads to indulgent eating habits and obsessive food storage. Therefore, no matter what weight reduction and slimming programs one goes through, the same obese habits would come back and weight lose efforts fail. One must then go through a healing process to be able to solve the problem.

As already mentioned in the previous articles, self-development tools and applications are exploding today. Addressing Rulership-related problems can gain much headway from using such tools. What I wish to emphasize here is for you to add the tool of yoga meditation (and prayers too) to unlock the causes of fears and related problems and take out the dense energies from one’s Unconscious Self. If the fear complex is very deep-seated, schedule at least a week to meditate on a particular fear trait. If the fear complex borders the abnormal or dysfunctional, then better consult a psychiatrist in addition to practicing meditation and prayers.

In my own experience, joining the radical mass movement, at a time of Martial Law, demolished my wimpy or low risk-taking attitude. At age 19 I was initiated via the ‘baptism of fire’, by being posted at the frontline of an Anti-Dictatorship protest rally in Manila’s Rizal Avenue, and was cruelly truncheoned by cops. I admittedly almost urinated with fear and terror on that occasion. But things changed as I joined and led mobilizations against the dictatorship and post-dictatorship regimes. By the time I became a national leader of civil society groups, I no longer had the goose bumps when I faced cops in protest rallies. Many of my warrior traits acquired in previous embodiments that remained dormant in my Unconscious were released along the way, strengths that have since been with me as professional and leader.

Not only that, even my disdain for cops disappeared, a disdain that developed during the terror times of Marial Law (1972-86). I was already a yogi and mystic in the mid-90s when I led national mobilizations by teachers against unjust economic and educational policies. At that time, when I looked at the cops in front of my mass formation, I could only see people who were doing their own duties, many of whom feared the mass in front of them. Yoga had changed the way I look at duty. I hope that both the activists and cops learn to meditate and face each other as people doing their own duties respectively.

For a final recommendation, please don’t miss out on the Bhagavad-Gita among your readings on leadership and organization. The sublime thoughts of Sri Krishna are compressed in this book. It is one exquisite piece that integrates High Wisdom into the practice of warriorship. It begins with being possibly struck by the ailment of indecisiveness while one is already in the midst of battles, and what wisdom lessons to practice to overcome the ailment and win the war eventually. The lesson says: win the war within one’s self first, in order to win the greater war ahead of you. What discourse can possibly deconstruct such a recondite principle, if ever?

[Writ 23 October 2007, Quezon City, MetroManila. See also: http://erleargonza.blogspot.com, http://unladtau.wordpress.com%5D

 

SCIENCE, THE DIVINE AND THE NIRVANA PROJECT (Seekers’ Lesson 4) April 9, 2010

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

Magandang hapon sa inyong lahat! Good afternoon to you all!

Before everything else, let it be clarified that this note intends to advance and articulate the thesis that science is a way to the Divine. Knowing is an inherent trait of the soul (or 5th body), and given that all souls were emanated sparks from the divine Godhead, then science is an endowment from the Almighty I Am Presence and is among the seven (7) essential ways or paths back to the Godhead.

Let it be clarified further that science—as the enterprise that seeks to build knowledge—is not only limited to material science. The other core category is spiritual science: knowledge of the higher ontological domains called ‘spiritual dimensions’, the purpose for their existence, the intelligences inhering in them, and most of all the knowledge of the Almighty Cause of all Causes or ‘God’ (from Teutonic Godin, related to Nordic god Wodin or god of the woods, related to the Nordic deity Odin).

A Seeker is one who, after filling up shis (his/her) ‘glass of faith’, must move on to progress in the path by filling up shis ‘glass of knowledge’. For a Seeker, it doesn’t suffice to just believe in God. It must be proved, by way of scientific methods—established for both the material and spiritual sciences—that the higher ontological domains and the intelligences inhering in them do exist. By employing the very accessible scientific method of yoga meditation—in its advanced form—such domains and intelligences can be observed and known.

So the lesson for Seekers is: learn the sciences for both domains, the spiritual (with 3 dimensions) and material (with 4 dimensions), study them arduously, learn the methods and theories about them, the rules about the establishment of knowledge, and internalize the scientific attitude in daily life. Not only that, as explained in the fundamental article on the 2nd ray, a Seeker must adopt the critical thinking that pervades the sciences whenever s/he does a task of interpreting texts (exegesis).

Discourses on science are tough ones, so bear with me, Noble Seekers, as I am a scientist myself: a sociologist, economist, and ‘social technologist’ (technocrat). As Seekers you have chosen particularly the 5th Ray (science) and 2nd Ray (wisdom) as twin sub-paths congealing into a singular Path, so please digest knowledge-based discourses no matter how tough they are. I’ll try to simplify them, worry not about the digestibility, masticate the discourse well and quaff them with ‘glasses of wisdom’ for more efficacious comprehension.

To move on, science is a systematic, institutional response in fulfillment of a basic human attitude: knowing. Situational adaptations demand knowledge, adaptations to complex situations demand complex knowledge. Knowledge manifests in two essential forms: science, or ‘know-why’ (pure knowledge), and technology, or ‘know-how’ (applied knowledge).

Knowledge must be further converted to information, or those quanta of knowledge that are used to make decisions or choices. Such a conversion process requires a fundamental strategy of how to make do with information that seems to be almost always imperfect. The degree or level of intelligence would determine to a greater extent the appropriate identification and efficacy of any strategy applied thereto.

Incidentally, human society is moving towards the Information Age. In this Age, which had in fact already begun but which is just in its infantile stage, human engagements will be largely knowledge-based. Daniel Bell, Alaine Torraine, and Alvin Toffler elaborated on this coming Age very deeply and successfully. This rising context brings enormous luck to Seekers, precisely because the emerging context will demand the Seeker-type souls who will, in the main, come to dominate this society as it matures in the future.

Needless to say, human society will go high-tech, and only those who are most adaptable to the new context will survive in it. Fact is, only the aboveground of the physical plane now remains in this infantile state of Information Age. The underground cities, of which there are more than a hundred (please do your respective research on this), and the worlds or cities of the higher planes or dimensions, are exceedingly high-tech aside from being high-Spirit (take this as a given). So it pays to understand science very substantively and adapt adroitly to the technological developments evolving. We aboveground people need to catch up with our underground and other-dimensional siblings, and likewise those advanced siblings in the other star systems and constellations who are able to travel across vast spaces.

If your evolutionary level is lower than that of a Seeker or advanced Devotee/Believer at least, and you cannot catch up enough for reasons that are largely internal to you (such as the laggards do), then necessarily you must be transferred elsewhere. You aren’t fit on Earth, which is itself evolving and will climb from 3rd density to 4th density very soon, so you better be shipped out to less evolved planets that would fit you most. The moment that the planet moves to 4th Density, misfits (not necessarily ‘bad guys’ or ‘evil ones’ but simply slow learners) won’t be able to adapt to the vibration of the planet and to its demand for knowledge-based smart living. Forcing the slow learners to stay here later will leave them highly fragmented and perpetual schizophrenics, unable to digest and comprehend what they see and feel. Pitiful siblings, but out of compassion let us give them what they deserve: the chance to continue evolving in contexts that fit them.

Practically all of you have already begun your science studies in fact. And, chances are that many of you Seekers who browse this website are scientists, technologists, and professionals who deal a lot with information: ‘Information Workers’. But many of you may not know where to begin your inquiries on the mystical or spiritual sciences. So I can give you some tips here, your fellow Seekers can input some other tips, and your Inner Guide will lead you to the bulk of the reads.

I presume that you are familiar, if not adept with the structure of the scientific enterprise. This you learned in high school yet. The notion of structure was well articulated in the 1st half of the 20th by the Vienna Circle thinkers and the Copenhagen school, with their followers extending the discourses until the 1960s. You can examine for instance Hempel, Planck, Bohr, Einstein, Schroedinger, Heisenberg, Wittgenstein, Russell and Popper and see how they treated the matter of structure. Positivism was the dominant paradigm then. Planck, Shcroedinger, Heisenberg and Einstein, on the other hand, represented a variant of relativism that challenged the objectivism of the positivists.

On the mystical/spiritual side, the outstanding giant is no other than Helena P. Blavatsky, the mind and heart of Theosophy. She and her team mates—Hodson, Leadbeater, Bessant, Olcott—began to establish the contours of spiritual science at the tail end of the Victorian Era (late 19th century), tasks that spilled over to the first three (3) decades of the 20th century. It took just a single figure, Blavatsky, to deconstruct devastatingly the arrogant contentions of the classical Evolutionists who regarded change as a very static, linear movement from one stage of life to another. In place of lineal evolution was superimposed a cyclical theory of evolution, which already shows the seeds of the evolving paradigm of ‘dynamics’.

The contributions of the theosophists were very monumental, by my own admission. Although I do reserve certain critiques of their discourses, notably regarding the ‘Lucifer question’, I appreciate the monumental and indispensable contribution of the theosophy team. Remember that the said thinkers, all of whom were Teachers or gurus in quality, were battling wars on two fronts: on the objectivist front were the atheistic scientists who shamelessly reduced science to a mere building of knowledge about the material world; and, on the subjectivist front, the vulgar spiritists comprising of the churches and their legions of Pied Pipers who slandered the theosophists no end. I’m sure you’d agree with me that it was a very, very tough war, with uphill battles fought on many sub-fronts at the same time.

After the Blavatsky team, many mystics tried to fill up their shoes and hats. But, sad to note, the post-theosophy’s outputs paled in comparison to the thinker-gurus. What you, Noble Seeker, must do is to gather the different bits and pieces of information about the works of other mystics so you can erect the tapestry of spiritual science yourself. For instance, the contributions of Paramahansa Yogananda and his guru Sri Yutekswar Giri are of paramount importance, per my assessment. Among contemporary mystics you’ll discover the contributions of Sal Rachele who, like E.Argonza, was trained in the sciences and can handle the toughest scientific questions from sub-atomics to cosmology (see http://www.salrachele.com).

Sadly, many mystics and psychics are channelers who by my estimation do not measure up to the accepted standard of an epistemologist and scientist. They came straight from experiences of spiritism and healing, and without the proper grounding in scientific precepts and meta-language, they tend to misrepresent spiritual science into a hodgepodge of seemingly unrelated quackery with nil scientific credibility at all. There are too many of them over the internet, even as many before the internet days have published materials that sound low-tech and approach spiritual science from a defensive, superstitious position. Without mentioning names, I would honestly say that they are a disgrace to us Lightworkers. They should better stick to their spiritism and healing works and leave science to the scientists, technologists, and epistemologists among seekers and mystics who abound in great numbers today.

One more thing to note: over the past three (3) decades, there was a marked shift from questions of structure to questions of process. Today, being among the students of the latter thinkers, I tend to view science and the knowledge pursuit from the vantage point of process, even as I am nauseated by the antiquated fixation to structures and elements, and the flaws of its paradigm ramparts (systems theory, neo-evolutionism, structuralism, uniformitarianism, psychoanalysis, structural functionalism) which, thanks heavens, have all become obsolete before the turn of the century.

For your own sake, for an understanding of the contemporary issues involved that are process-centered and transdisicplinary (borderless science), I would recommend that you review the key works of the following thinkers:

  • Theodore Adorno & Max Horkheimer: Founders of the ‘Frankfurt school’, they were among the earliest defenders of ‘inter-disciplinary’ and transdisciplinal (borderless science) methodology.These were elaborated in scattered articles. Adorno’s Authoritarian Personality is an example of cross-disciplinary method, by integrating sociology, psychology, and medical science (psychiatry) to explain the rise of fascism and nazism.
  • Thomas Kuhn: He dovetailed on the notion of ‘paradigm’ as focal category for understanding scientific revolutions. Kuhn is an excellent thinker on the history of science. The key work is Structure of Scientific Revolutions.
  • Jurgen Habermas: A dissection of the interests inhering in knowledge led Habermas to infer about the logic inherent in theories. He clarified the emergence of three paradigms—positivism, hermeneutics, critical theory—on the basis of inherent human interests. Go straight to his core work Knowledge and Human Interests.
  • Michel Foucault: He disclosed the connection between knowledge and power, and the process of how Discourse emerges from that link. He is a brilliant thinker on the history of ideas. The book Order of Things is the fitting start of his works regarding scientific methodology.
  • Jacques Derrida: Advanced the thesis that ‘writing’ (referent for text in general) preceded speech. He also innovated on the method of ‘deconstruction’. His works have enormous implications for scientific modeling purposes. The work Of Grammatology is a fitting start. Follow it up with Writing and Differance. [Note the distinction between the terms ‘differance’ and ‘difference’.]
  • Gilles Deleuze & Felix Guattari: This team of thinkers elucidated the preference, in terms of modeling, for the ‘machinic discourse’ in contrast to the pervasive ‘organismic discourse’ of previous thinkers. Reality moves like unto a machine that keeps on rolling, without bordered elements. The team also advanced the ‘transversal’ (transdisciplinal) method of establishing knowledge. The machine model has much kinship to fluid dynamics, which is the preferred model of Chaos Paradigm. Go straight to their work Anti-Oedipus.

As to scientific discipline, the attitude in science is one of humility. No scientific theory can be regarded as fixed, absolutely pervasive and applicable throughout time. More so, there is no such thing as a Theory of Everything or TOE. Every scientist, no matter how brilliant s/he may be, can only contribute to a fragment of the cosmic tapestry of knowledge. Such a situation explains the humility of scientists and university professors.

Go ahead in your scientific pursuits, Noble Seeker. For the scientists and technologists among you, it is highly recommended that you take up advanced degrees up through the PhD level. Remember, you are not only preparing for ‘this life’. We are all preparing for the ‘afterlife’, and your learned knowledge and information will have a strong bearing in the other planes as well when you go back there. Go ahead and please conduct research, present papers in conferences before scientific peers, and publish your outputs in reputable journals. Bro. Erle is well with you in these S&T efforts.

To conclude, let me echo the note of one of my most revered thinkers, Jurgen Habermas: let us transform knowledge into a liberative pursuit, and allow the knowledge-bearer to apperceive the transcendent in the process of knowledge pursuit. Knowledge is liberation. Amen. Om. Aum.

[October 2007, Quezon City, MetroManila]

 

STUDY THE WISDOM LESSONS (Seekers’ Lesson 3)

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

Greetings in the Almighty God’s I Am Presence, Noble Seekers!

For this moment’s reflection, I’d stress on the need to read and study the wisdom lessons or ‘the Teaching’. The essential attitudes to observe regarding the Teaching goes by the social marketing line: Read Everything, Question Everything, Doubt Nothing. Let’s go over these attitudes one after the other.

Read Everything!

Read and study everything that would come into mind as contributing to building a reflective, contemplative, wise self. This is a very important aspect of your own ‘capacity building’ efforts.

It’s up to you to define where to begin. Fact is, you may have already begun. In my case, I began with the Holy Bible: page after page of it, hungry with knowledge and wisdom, I quaffed every wisdom note that I could procure from both the Old and New Testaments. It’s the King James version, coming from the Vatican, brought to my ancestral home by my gifted, genius grandfather. I was 15 years old when I first went through it…. So, you can begin with scriptural materials.

There are many of you there who may find scriptural materials as quite nauseating. “Geek! What Stone Age kind of things! What Greek stuff!” (pardon me, dear Greeks!) Alright, if you’re this type, then maybe you can begin with controversial materials. I was 17 when I read the first controversial, mystical material, The Spear of Destiny by Trevor Ravenscroft, a British white magician. The book came from my own biological mom’s collection (we all have a Divine Mom, remember!). I almost went ecstatically orgasmic while reading the stuff! More such materials came later. You can do the same.

Maybe you can begin with the conspiracy materials. Those among you who are fond of detective novels can perhaps be titillated with conspiracy stuff. There’s The Hiram Key by Christopher Knight and Robert Lomas, Their Kingdom Come/Inside the Secret World of Opus Dei by Robert Hutchison, and more reads. There are so many reads on this stuff on internet by the way, and most likely so many of you Seekers have already done research on them.

Perhaps the esoteric philosophy materials could be your entry point. These texts go by their wisdom traditions: Theosophy, Kabbalah, Essene, Gnosis, Druid, Eleusinian, Sufi, Esoteric Buddhism, Esoteric Christianity, Freemasonry, Anthroposophy, Mayan, Native American, Babaylan (Malayo-Philippine), Veda, Vedanta, Tantra, Tao, and related items. You may focus on just one tradition, but I’d highly recommend that you also do research on the others across time. I began with theosophy, circa 1980, I guess because these lessons were largely those synthesized by my guru El Morya and his team, which he then passed on (channeled) to HP Blavatsky and her team.

Transdisciplinal materials could suit you as entry point. They combine philosophy and sciences’ discourses into an exquisitely woven singular material. Tao of Physics by Deepak Chopra is an excellent example of the transdisciplinal type. Zecharia Sitchin also writes using transdisciplinal methodology, which you will observe in such books of his as The Wars of Gods and Men and Divine Encounters.

You may be drawn the strongest to psychism and magic. Edgar Cayce’s psychic readings would be fitting start ups. Ravenscroft is also into this genre. U.S. Andersen’s Secret Powers of Pyramids is another example. Wicca could also be worth reviewing for you. Materials on evocative magic may also attract you. There’s also sex magic, such as the Toaist Secrets of Love by Mantak Chia. Materials on prophecy and futuristics made by mystics and psychics are related ones. Go ahead, please read them.

So, Noble Seekers, there is no fixed formula as to which reading to start. Feel it from your heart, take away those barriers of mind that could deter you along the path. But never forget: read all of those generic materials as much as possible. They are all important. Stay away from thoughts that “these are more important than those ones,” “scriptures are Stone Age and irrelevant,” “My God! Scary New Age stuff! That’s Lucifer’s footnotes!” If you think this way, thou art no seeker at all.

Question Everything!

“Oh My God! That’s wonderful!”…”My God, those texts are exceedingly wise! I’d follow them all!” “Look at Deepak Chopra! He’s great and superman! I’ll read only him from now on!”

Hello! Aren’t you Seekers? Only the cult devotees romanticize certain teachings and texts and tend to look down on others as filthy and small-time. Read everything, but also add the element of a critical mind while you reflect and contemplate on the texts. Never worship the texts or its writers.

I am a Filipino, and I was reared to a great extent in Anglo-Saxon philosophy that was brought to the islands by the Americans and the post-colonial scholars. I was also schooled at the University of the Philippines (main campus), where the critical tradition is dominant and sacrosanct till these days. The Germanic-continental tradition is an addition in my alma mater, the sociology department. The critical tradition has been with me since, and I find the critical mind very helpful for reflection purposes.

I was also trained as a scientist—sociologist and political economist—and I always bear with me the thinking that every text that I read contains errors or gaps. No text whatsoever is so perfect that it would withstand the test of time and be all-relevant for all times. There also is no such thing as ‘Theory Of Everything’ or TOE, and I’m allergic to any contention about certain texts categorically declared as meta-narratives fit for all situations and explanatory of all phenomena. That’s pure dung!

Always allow some space for critical mental process, for some questionings. As in any scientific work, there always is a possibility of 10% error. As a scientist, I’m already very happy when critiques would say I’m hitting 90%. Upon releasing my book 13th Gate Unveiled, a prophetic-futuristic book about the Philippines, ASEAN, and the Aquarian Age, I was gladdened by a note from a fellow mystic Rachel Somera when she claimed that I was hitting 90% accuracy. What a high mark for an amateur prophet!

In my own experience of readings on theosophy, I was almost completely mesmerized by the brilliant synthesis of HP Blavatsky. Her team mates—Hodson, Leadbeater, A. Bessant, Q. Judge—were all able mystics and thinkers, and met my expectations of what Teachers should be: as Thinkers first and foremost. But their treatment of the ‘Lucifer Question’ got me raising questions. This gap somehow led to the adoption of Theosophy as a foundational reading by secret societies of Fallen Ones such as Hitler’s Germanenorden. One gets the feeling that “Lucifer is Cool!” after going through the Lucifer aspect of their reflections. I don’t buy that part. And I was led into further research to get clarified about the ‘Lucifer Question’. I’m still researching on the Lucifer item till these days.

Not only that. The time-frames used by Blavatsky in her estimations of the evolution of human generic types—called ‘root races’—seem unbelievably and overwhelmingly long! Is this the only way of looking at time periods or timelines? It is more apparent to me that Blavatsky & team was largely seeing reality, including time period and the evolutionary pattern (cycical), from the focal lenses of a paradigm (to use Thomas Kuhn’s term). I was right in my questions as I stumbled upon texts, such as those written by the fellow mystic & teacher Sal Rachele, indicating the paradigm-fixation of many texts. Needless to say, our view of the time periods can also change, the timelines of ancient history can change, depending on the paradigm we employ in our analysis or exegesis of the templates of life.

I should like to share more questions here, but space doesn’t allow. To end this portion, Noble Seekers, go ahead and raise questions. Keep tab of them, jot them down if possible. These questions will lead you to do research all the more, and this is what ‘seeking’ as an attitude is all about: texts should be able to provoke you into raising questions, and into doing inquiries along the way.

Doubt Nothing!

When you are able to raise questions properly—meaning to say, the texts passed through your inquisitive eyes and critical mind—than you can move on to ascertain truths about realities. The truth criterion, in my mind, is still a very relevant criterion, and I do not go along with the contentions of the post-modernist about the matter who regard the truth criterion as hubris.

Anything that is absolutist is a questionable thing to me. Fixed Idea is dangerous and obnoxious. But it is equally dangerous and obnoxious to throw away the truth criterion. “Aha that’s passé! There’s nothing today but the all-luring power of Desire! The Primal! What truths are you talking about?” That’s the line of the followers of Foucault, Derrida, Lacan, Baudrillard and the post-structuralists, and they are entitled to their opinions. But think many times before you regard the truth criterion as trash.

Nothing can stop you from perceiving facets of reality as paradigmatic: you can observe them from different angles, and your inferences or conclusions will depend largely on the vantage point from which you perceive them. For instance, in Theosophy, the ontological dimensions are thought of as comprising 7 dimensions of existence, with 7 corresponding bodies of man. There are some other texts that have a different view, as they employ the ‘density’ category rather than ‘dimension’ category. Accordingly, there are ’12 densities’, we are 3rd density humans in the physical plane, that the planet will evolve shortly into a 4th density planet, and so on.

There may be variances in inferences due to paradigm differences, as observed above. But one thing is certain at least: the physical plane, where we live, isn’t the only ontological dimension, and that, logically and empirically, there are dimensions higher than the 3rd dimension or 3rd density. And because of this certainty, I will never doubt the existence of beings in other dimensions, as they can be empirically observed and known. And I will never doubt the existence of the all-pervasive, all-guiding Almighty God, as both inductively and through yoga meditation I am certain of the existence of the Highest Cosmic Being and of ontological planes higher than the physical plane.

I’m not saying that doubting is a bad thing. What I’m saying is that in the end, you must establish certainties based on the truth criterion. That would be the start of increased wisdom.

So here we end, Noble Seekers. Prepare your own research agenda, trust your Inner Guide in the process, and you’re into this version of ‘magical mystery tour’. Good luck in your enquiries!

[Writ 04 October 2007, Quezon City, MetroManila]

 

YOGA MEDITATION: SCIENCE & CRAFT (Seekers’ Lesson 2) April 6, 2010

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

Magandang umaga sa inyo! (Good morning to you all!)

I’d summarize to you at this moment what yoga is: as science and practice. Yoga means yoke, a signifier for union. One who practices yoga would want to re-establish a union with the God Self even while the practitioner still resides—in bio-physical form—in the physical plane. There are too many materials on yoga, and a lot of teachers too, so please go ahead and learn from those materials and teachers. I will summarize in this article meditation as a specific yoga practice. As a clarification, this is only a beginner’s meditation kit and not one for the advanced types (mystics, masters).

Meditation as Science. Yoga meditation is a science first of all. It is a method that is the least costly, available for free or for a minimal cost (if acquires it via a workshop), and safe. It is effective in expanding awareness, increasing one’s vibratory frequency, increasing intelligence, acquiring information/knowledge using higher intuition, harnessing beneficial energies (chi, cosmic energy), and integrating life experiences and the self into a coherent tapestry. One can deal with it in the manner of an experiment: go through it, examine the effects along the way, and compare your pre-yoga and yoga meditation practice periods.

Meditation and the Psyche. Meditation is a psychological undertaking, a fact that adds to its scientific import (science of psychology). It comprises a part of the reflective-introspective chain, to note: focusàcontemplationàmeditation. Meditation is not identical to contemplation. But contemplation can be the start of a meditation session. Focus is needed, of course, as one cannot contemplate and meditate without a foundation of focus. Meditation, as method, increases a person’s power of focus and contemplation, in that it provides order and integration to the two processes.

In addition, as an integrative tool, yoga meditation can help stabilize those fractured aspects of the lower self. For instance, if one is emotionally unstable, meditation can aid the practitioner in healing the emotional body (astral body) and harmonize it with one’s cognition (mental body or mind), bio-physical body, and ‘social self’. If the social self is fractured, which causes personality disorder conditions (manifesting in suicidal ideation and sociopathic hostilities), meditation can also be employed to heal and stabilize this aspect of the lower self.

Purposes. The purposes or goals of yoga meditation must be made clear to the person before practicing it. In planning practice, we divide goals into the general objective (main goal) and the specific objectives.

For all seekers, it should be clear that the general objective (long-term or strategic goal) is self-realization or God-realization. They mean the same. Self here means the higher self, while realization refers to the awakening and functioning of the higher self (or God-self), and its direct interventional guidance over one’s lower self or ‘psyche’ even while one is physically awake. For most people, their God-selves are asleep most often, which makes the folks somnambulists or sleep-walkers.

With the inner eye focused on such a goal, one can then move on to the specific objectives whenever one meditates. These specific objectives should accrue to the attainment of the long-term goal. Use meditation, for instance, in looking for a house fit for your purposes (yogi’s house type), spouse to marry, jobs to take, studies to undertake, heal ailing aspects of yourself and/or physique, travels to make, speeches to write, and so on. These specific purposes are often tied up to your needs, both felt needs (of the moment) and those that are arising or yet to emerge.

There are those people who mentor inquirers into using meditation for opening up the 3rd eye. This is psychism, and I declare categorically that I am not among the mentors of psychic crafts. Think many times, Dear Seeker, before you embark on this purpose. Without spiritual awakening and sterling virtues developed in the Path, you will just use those paranormal powers to control and manipulate people, to aggrandize wealth and expand your ego. I am a Teacher of the Path, not a master of psychism.

The Craft or Practice of Meditation. Meditation as a 7th Ray practice often goes hand in hand with prayer. Prayer’s function is to send messages to the higher spheres, while meditation’s function is to receive messages from the same spheres (including from your higher self). In my practice, I often pray before I meditate. Prayer helps one to establish focus & contemplation quickly. It will also help one to invite higher beings such as an Archangel or Angels who can protect you while you’re meditating. Let’s go over the process one after the other:

Abdominal state. Meditate at least 1 & ½ hours after taking a meal, or 1 hour after taking an afternoon snack. It is bad to meditate when there’s too much food in the stomach, as the mass will block the flow of chi (vital energy) and can make you feel bad in your abdomen.

Schedules. I presume you are the urban/suburban Seeker, busy with work schedules. So do your meditation in staggered manner. When ‘capable’ of meditating in full (1 hour per day), meditate for 20 minutes upon waking up (before bath & breakfast), 20 minutes inserted in the morning, and 20 minutes before sleeping. Or, if time permits, 30 minutes upon waking up and 30 minutes before sleeping. If you can’t meditate while in the workplace, then meditate after work and before you take supper.

Duration. When you’re just starting, begin with a regimen of just 10 minutes per day for at least 1 month. On your 2nd month, raise it to 15 minutes per day. On the 3rd month, raise it to 20 minutes total. On the 6th month, go ahead with a total of 30 minutes per day (e.g. 10 upon waking up, 10 at daytime, and 10 before sleeping). Every 2 months thereafter, add an increment of 5 minutes per day for each month, till you get to 45 minutes per day on your 12th month or 1st year. Stay at that schedule for another year. On year 2, begin a regimen of 1 hour daily, and stay at that schedule for at least seven (7) years. Please don’t jump ahead by forcing a 2-5 hour regimen per day during that 7-year period, as this will abruptly open up your chakras, both major and minor. Such regimens are more fit for monks and not for you Seekers.

Where to Face. East or North would be the best cardinal points to face for both prayer and meditation processes. If you meditate using the prostate or supine lying position, then your head must face east or north. My bed faces east, and I meditate using the supine post most often, and it’s been having great effects for me at this cardinal point, rest assured.

Positions. A simple squat with your legs crossed in place of a lotus position for the non-Indians, as our physique were conditioned differently from Indians. Or, sit on a chair, but don’t cross your legs. Chin up, as this will connect your ‘lower terminals’ with your ‘higher terminals’ more easily (don’t ever bow your heads, except when you do your brief prayer before meditation). Or, you can lie down in bed or on the floor (on a mat or carpet), or on a grassy area (make sure there are no bugs or ants). If you squat or sit on a chair, you can use the closed-finger mudra or simply open up your palms and rest them face-up on your lap or near the knee. In supine post, let your palms face the floor (face down). As you advance, you can go ahead and study the mudras that are recommended by yoga schools.

Breathing. Meditation breathing is what makes it stunningly unique. When one masters yoga breathing, it is no longer air but chi (for mystics add cosmic energy) that enters the lungs and your body. Begin by breathing deeply, and visualize white light coming down from above your crown and moving down your aura, then pause a second or two. Then, exhale slowly, with your out-breath even slower than in-breath, and visualize dark energies flowing from your body and out of your nostrils as you exhale, then pause a second or two. Then inhale again in the same slow process, pause, then exhale and pause, and so on. Do this for around 15-22 counts.

Eyes & Brow Focus. You can opt to open or close your eyes. If you choose the open eye option, fix your eyes in a point on the wall or on a space ahead of you. Meantime, put your focus on your brow area. Use that focus during the entire process of meditation. It pays most specially to use a potent focus when inhaling, and when meditating on certain themes.

Music. You may opt to meditate with music. Nature music, new age music, soft classical music, and soft world music would be best. They are musical pieces that elevate and transport you to the higher realms. You can also meditate without music, as this can make you attune to a higher music: the ‘music of the spheres’. Soft musical pieces that are melancholic, such as ballads and love songs, are a no-no in meditation, as they transfix you in sadness and cut you off from a higher awakening that happens when meditating.

Mental Inactivity. While meditating, make sure not to think actively of whatever images, save for the theme you will meditate about. You can opt to meditate without a theme. ‘Empty-mind’ yoga is what zen prescribes, and this technique is difficult for most people to do. I rather recommend the ‘passive thinking’ rather than ‘zero thinking’ technique: observe thoughts that come to your mind, don’t block them, simply observe them as they come, but don’t actively produce thoughts. Guaranteed it is easy to meditate this way. In my case, I was trained to meditate using counting, and so I count a number from inhale to exhale phase, two for the next phase, and so on. 100 counts often equate to 15 minutes, so I don’t have to use a watch or clock to measure time while meditating. 200 counts is 30 minutes more or less.

10.  Theme Meditation. After doing the initial focus and conditioning (first 15-22 counts), you can move on to your meditation theme if you opt for this. If counting distracts you, then move on to the theme without counting. Follow the mental inactivity state. When your theme is optimized, move on to the theme-less state, observe the flow of energy, observe the singing of birds in the surrounds, observe the wonderful power of silence, and so on. Then end your meditation.

11.  Ending. When ending meditation, go back to your regular breathing. If you meditated for half an hour, breath regularly for at least 10 minutes or 100 counts before standing up. The regular breathing will help bring back your nervous system to regular mode. And don’t just stand up abruptly after the process. For at least two (2) minutes, savor the quietude, the fine environment, the wonderful moment. Meditation should make you exude good mood and harmony.

[Writ 02 October 2007, Quezon City, MetroManila]

 

PHILIPPINE LIGHTWORKERS’ HUB April 4, 2010

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

In this page you will find links to Philippine-based groups, centers, teachers, healers, and institutions that can help you for a number of purposes:

  • Look for centers or groups where you can learn to do meditation (Eastern).
  • Learn the Teaching from teachers and masters of self-realization.
  • Interface with fellow Lightworkers, both individuals and groups.
  • Seek the services of healers and/or learn from their craft masters.
  • Learn and practice wellness methods offered by taichi, hatha yoga, and related methods.
  • Seek initial information for research about spiritual groups with esoteric-mystical nature.
  • Get involved with action group led by Lightworkers.

In the absence of a New Age center or Lightworkers’ national forum in the Philippines, this page can serve the minimal requisite of a portal hub.

Center/Group/Relevant Information

Ageless Wisdom: http://www.lightnetonline.org/awl.html

Anthroposophical Society in the Philippines:

http://www.goetheanum.org/134.html

Arhat Yoga Society of the Philippines: innerstudies@pacific.net.ph

Ashram for Kriya Yoga: http://www.kriyayoga.com/ashram/index.html

Asthanga Yoga / Ananda Marga: http://www.yogainmanila.org

Bahay Dalangin (Zen):

http://iriz.hanazona.ac.jp/zen_centers/centers_data/philippi_htm

Bikram Yoga Manila: http://www.yogainasia.com/yoga_dir.asp

Black Hat Lama – Philippines: c/o http://www.karmapa.org

Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University: c/o http://www.bkwsu.com

Chaitanya Yoga: scsmath-philippines@mail.com, tel. 800-1340

Daoist Studies Group: c/o http://www.daoiststudies.org/practitioners.php

Dugukan Lightship Meditation / Daystar Command – Cebu:

http://innercoredaystarcommand.ning.com

Earth Day Network: http://www.psdn.org/earthday/participants.htm

Eckankar Society of the Philippines:

http://www.eckankar-philippines.org, http://www.eckankar.meetup.com

Edgar Cayce Group / A.R.E. Philippines: whew729@yahoo.com, annallamado@yahoo.com, tel: 634-3141

Elizabeth Claire Prophet Discussion Group – Makati: c/o http://www.yahoogroups.com/phrase/summit_lighthouse

Flow Yoga (U.P. Diliman group): flowyogaqc (c/o yahoogroups)

Fo Guang Shan – Manila / International Buddhist Progress Center: c/o http://wikimapia.org, tells: 523-4909 / 525-3680

Goku’un Zendo: http://iriz.hanazono.ac.jp/zen_centers/centers_data/philippi.htm

Green Earth Foundation (c/o Theosophy, QC): theosophy@info.com.ph, http://www.theosophy.ph/tos.htm

Hare Krishna – Mandaue & Marikina: c/o Irma@skyinet.net

Innerquest-Aquarian Conspiracy: http://www.innerquest.org.ph

International Society for Krishna Consciousness:

http://mysticplanet.com/philippi.htm

International Yoga Institute: http://www.yogainasia.com/yoga_dir.asp

Kabbalah Philippines/ David Ghiyam: david.ghiyam@kabbalah.com

Kali Pi Mu/ Inner Dance/ Pi Villaraza (Teacher):

http://www.innerdance.multiply.com

Magic Mountain: david@sound.ph

Maharlikans / Ang Katipunan ng mga Samahang Maharlika AKSM: c/o MaharlikaSamaj@yahoogroups.com

Mother Earth Foundation: http://www.motherearth.ph

Mystic Soul / New Age Philippines: mysticsoul@yahoogroups.com

Order of the Naga Brahmas: kayra_999@digitelone.com

Oro de Mer/ Foundation for Divine Life: c/o Eyo Morales (ExecDirector & yogi), tel: 911-4863, jm@gaia.psdn.org

Philippine Alternative Medicine: http://www.stuartxchange.com/AltMed.html

Philippine Nedu Bodhi Dharma Foundation (Tibetan): http://www.nedubodhicenter.org/about/index.html

Philippine Spiritual Healers: http://www.aenet.org/philip/healers.htm, eagpaoa@hotmail.com

Pranic Healing Foundation of the Philippines / Master Choa: http://www.pranichealing.com/contacts.htm-30k

Qi Gong & Taichi Schools: http://www.worldtaichiday.com/ATLAS.PHILIPPINES.html-8k

Ra Kendra Peace Circle: http://mysticplanet.com/PHILIPPI.HTM

Radha Soami Satsang Beas – Manila: c/o http://www.rsb.org

Reiki for All – Philippines: http://reiki4all.net

Roscicrucean Order / Order of the Hermetic Gold & Rose + Cross: http://www.roscicrossohgre.com/Contact_us.htm-19k

Sahaja Yoga Philippines: http://www.sahajayoga-ph.com

Seth Group / Jane Roberts – Cebu City: http://mysticplanet.com/PHILIPPI.htm

Sri Aurobindo Society – Philippines: c/o http://www.sriaurobindo.org

Sufi / Center for Sufi Muslims in the Philippines: http://ww.sufiphilippines.web.com

Theosophical Society in the Philippines: http://www.theosophy.ph

Tipunan Group (Ayurveda): http://www.tipunan.com

Universal Tao Center (Mantak Chia):

http://universal_tao.com/master_chia.html

Vedanta Society of the Philippines: c/o http://www.vedanta.jp/en/about.html, info@vedanta.jp

Vinyasa Yoga Center: http://www.vinyasayogacenter.com

Yoga Foundation of the Philippines: http://www.yoga.com/foundation.html

Yoga Manila: http://www.yogainmanila.com

Zazen Meditation / Blue Mountains:

http://www.bluemountains.com/ph/relaxation/ZM.htm

Zen Center for Oriental Spirituality in the Philippines:

http://iriz.hanazono.ac.jp/zen_centers

Zen Center Philippines: http://www.zencenters.org