POD (Poem Of the Day)
Today I am:
Rising with that star over there
See how I hang by a thread
Amidst skyscrapers & thunder clouds
Pronouncing a nameless constellation
I coast into creation
To contemplate the flower
For a season in time.
TODAY WHAT ARE YOU?
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This is the last of the 12 part series. To read the entire lecture click- Encountering the Inner Layers of the Earth as a Rosicrucian Christian Initiation, in relation to the Beatitudes and the 9 fold human being.
- The Washing of the Feet – a preparatory exercise in morality. The higher is a product of the lower. The Christ could not accomplish His deed without being in the center of the 12.
1st layer –The Mineral Earth – known science, Thin allows volcanic eruptions Mt. Vesuvius April 6, 1906
1st Beatitude – “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven”
“Blessed are they who are beggars for the spirit, for if they develop their Ego ruled outer bodies in the right way, they will find within themselves the kingdom of heaven.” RS (this is a prefiguring of stage #8)
A vision of this scene from the life of Christ
- The Scourging – Endure suffering, Courage & equanimity. Intensification in the life of feeling. A Love of life. Sympathy with all living beings & the whole of Nature
2nd layer – The Fluid Earth – dimly sentient, dissolves life
2nd Beatitude – “Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
“Blessed or God-filled are they who do not banish sorrow, but who endure it, developing the power of Ego whereby they can find the Paraclete or Holy Spirit who reveals itself thru the ego” RS (a prefiguring of stage #9)
To see, in lucid dream, the scene of the Scourging; as compassion deepens, to see ourselves in the Christ Who is scourged.
- The Crowning with Thorns — abstain from anger. Detachment. The power to separate & re-unite thinking, feeling, willing produces a brain change
Astral Body purify to drive Lucifer out
3rd layer – The Vapor or Air Earth – cancerous urges “Life present at every point”. inverted feeling
3rd Beatitude – “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”
“Those who can curb their astral body, who are so strong that they cannot be moved to anger without the consent of their Ego, who are even-tempered and inwardly strong enough to overcome the astral body, will fulfill the purpose of earthly evolution.” RS
Meet the Guardian of the Threshold.
- The Bearing of the Cross – to carry ‘the world in one’s conscience.’ Bear the body with dignity like an external object, as Christ bore His Cross. Live into every being. Identify with the Spirit of the Earth. End of feeling separate. Brotherly Love.
The Sentient Soul – The Spirit must wield the body as the hand wields the hammer.
4th layer – The Water or Form Earth – negative space
4th Beatitude: “Blessed are they that hunger & thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.”
The Ego must work to spiritualize the Sentient Soul enabling us to feel the outpouring of brotherly love as righteousness; a longing similar to what we previously experienced unconsciously as the longing we call hunger and thirst.” We must thirst for the things of the soul.
“Blessed are they who, through the Christ-Impulse, learn to hunger and thirst after righteousness; for they will find a strong force in their inner being whereby, because they are working for the righteousness of the world, they shall find within themselves the satisfaction of this quality.” RS
The stigmata may appear
- The Mystic Death – to consciously cross the threshold – Lose all to gain all – senses are illusion. We appear to die to ourselves & it is in the world around us that we begin to live again. We pour our life out into our surroundings & it flows back to us again, ever enriched.
Intellectual soul- Develop virtues which go from like to like. Subject & predicate are equal, as in the
5th Beatitude “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy”.
“Blessed or God-filled are they who develop love; for as they radiate forth love, it will return to them again.” RS
5th layer – The Fruit Earth – Life in its most original state before death came to earth, must be contained Teeming, out of control. Like a virus.
Without the transformation of the Mystic Death there would be no mercy.
- The Entombment, – The Descent or Hallowing of Hell – Only by experiencing the descent can we ascend.
Freed from the body, become one with the earth. Being one with the earth, find life again within the cosmos. Being united with the all, bring the all up from the depths, in the depths find the Father God.
Consciousness soul – Can perceive that drop of the divine entombed within the heart, shining in the blood Changes the constitution of our blood.
The tomb becomes an altar.
6th layer – Fire Earth – able to feel pleasure and pain, composed of unresolved will forces. The more human passions increase, the more restless it becomes. It fights back -causing earthquakes or volcanic eruptions. These ended Lemuria. “When human will is evil and chaotic it acts magnetically on this layer and disrupts it. When the human will is free from egotism, it is able to appease this fire.”
6th Beatitude – “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”
“Blessed are they, who are pure in blood and heart, the expression of the Ego, who allow nothing to enter there but the pure Ego-nature; for they will recognize God therein!” RS
- The Resurrection – Consequence of the journey into hell, achieved through sacrifice- The power of healing. Achieved through sacrifice.
Spirit-Self – consciously able to bring into the world the spirit from the Spiritual Realms
7th layer -The Earth Mirror or Mirror Earth – Reversed morality; like a prism which decomposes everything reflected in it, bringing to expression its polar counterpart. It is up to human beings to transform the forces of this layer into moral healing forces.
7th Beatitude: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God”.
“Blessed are they who bring peace — or harmony into the world; for they shall be the sons of God!” RS
- Ascension – Includes the 40 days of teaching leading up to it. Connects phantom body & Etheric body
8th Beatitude: “Blessed are they who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven”.
“Blessed are they who stand under the new order, who stand under Christ and who suffer persecution from that which remains over from the old order!” RS
To stand firm, when past influences seek to destroy, to be steadfast in regards the 8th layer – The Splinterer or Fragmenter. “Everything evil is prepared, organized & brought into the world from here. The seat of all disharmony, immorality & unrest. Everything there strives against the other; it is the opposite of love.”
In opposition to Life-Spirit Replacing immorality with love calms this zone down.
Work together in harmony opens the way for Wisdom.
- Whitsun or Pentecost –Uniting with the Sophia – The Isis or Wisdom of Christ
Spirit-Man- purified physical body – transforming space so the new impulse can descend.
9th layer– The Earth Core – black magic sowing hate – Relates to the functions of the human brain and the forces of the human and animal reproduction.
Home of the ‘Earth Brain’ – Here too lurks the sun demon, the anti-Christ, Sorath.
9th Beatitude “Blessed are you when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad, for great is your reward in Heaven.”
‘Blessed are you, who are especially called to carry the Name of Christ out into the world!’ RS
This is Spirit-Man in the making – The Resurrection body of Christ won by humanity.
- The ‘New Jerusalem’ the Earth as a Sun. Shambhalla.
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With Special thanks to Dr. Rudolf Steiner, Adolph Arenson, & Edward Schuldt for his compiled excerpts: Regarding the Interior of the Earth, Regarding the Beatitudes
‘The Sermon on the Mount in The Christ-Impulse and the development of Ego-Consciousness (GA 116) RS
Buddha & Christ in Metamorphoses of the Soul (GA 58) RS
The Reappearance of Christ in the Etheric (GA 118) The Gospel of St. Matthew (GA 123) RS
The Interior of the Earth and Volcanic Eruptions (GA 96) RS
The Interior of the Earth in The Christian Mystery (GA 97) RS
Cosmogony lecture 16 (GA 94)
Popular Occultism lecture 14 RS
Rosicrucian Training- The Interior of the Earth – (GA95) RS
The Festivals & their Meanings – RS
The Foundation Stone Meditation -Rs
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