Even the Elect Shall be Deceived

While struggling with the outcome of the election in the United States on November 2, 2010 a channel opened with a message. Wherever your belief falls on outcome, there is much to learn. As leaders we must recognize the ebb and flow of cycles. The Cycle of Joy and the Cycle of Despair. The Cycle of Full and the Cycle of Empty. When up is down and down is up. In each cycle there is a chance to spin out of control. The truth that is beating in my soul says that to every thing there is a season and reason. When I pondered on why people I love [people of great intellect] believe as they do, I received a message of compassion. It comes from the Holy Bible and is a saying that has been on my heart since childhood:

"Even the elect shall be deceived."

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And so it is of great comfort to me that those of great promise will not always KNOW and FOLLOW that which is correct. As such, we return to the cycles.

Loving you, a Joyful worker on the path

Indeed

Herenow,

Thank you for your posting. Harmony through conflict indeed.

I am reminded of a seeming simplicity message…

When I sneeze am I clearing my body out of toxins or blowing toxins in the air or making room for more toxins or having an ecliptic seizure? Or, am I just sneezing? *snicker

Love, A Joyful Worker

Harmony of Synthesis

@Joyful
It is heartening to read this reflection on the recent election ... you're so right, there's much now to be learned.

And we are reminded that disciples work in the dark, not knowing as to outcome.

A couple of passages from Alice Bailey can assist through this awkward time ...

(Published in 1949)
RAY IV - This ray, as you know, begins to come into incarnation early in the next century and — in collaboration with the developing Saturnian influence — will lead many on to the path of discipleship. When the peculiar energy to which we give the somewhat unsatisfactory name of "harmony through conflict" and the forces of that planet which stage opportunity for the aspirant are working in combination and an ordained synthesis, we can then look for a very rapid adjustment in human affairs, particularly in connection with the Path. This fourth ray is, in the last analysis, the ray which teaches the art of living in order to produce a synthesis of beauty. There is no beauty without unity, without embodied idealism and the resultant symmetrical unfoldment.
- Alice A. Bailey, The Destiny of the Nations, p. 142-3

Between now and 2025, when we're told Fourth Ray of Harmony will fully be in manifestation, we're seeing the Principle of Harmony emerge from the Principle of Conflict.

Fundamentally, this fourth ray is that which is responsible for the strains and the stresses, and for the initial conflict between the major pair of opposites to which we give the name of spirit-matter. It is this fourth ray energy which makes apparent the distinction (so often misunderstood by man) between good and evil. In Atlantean days, the leaders of men, under the influence of this paramount fourth ray energy, made a decision which laid the emphasis upon the matter aspect, according to their desire and their emotional reaction, which is present in the essential duality of manifestation, and thus inaugurated the Age of Materialism. This age has wrought itself out through its accompanying greeds, hate, separativeness and aggression. During the present [previous] century, this materialism led to the world war which was in reality the expression of a shifting orientation, and therefore to a certain extent, of a coming triumph of Good.

The balance is slowly, very slowly, swinging over to the side of the spirit aspect of the duality; it has not yet swung, even in intention, completely over, but the issues are becoming increasingly clearer in men's minds and the indications are that man will eventually decide correctly, will attain a point of balance or equilibrium, and will finally throw the weight of public opinion on the side of spiritual values, thus leading to a collective renunciation of materialism, particularly in its grosser and physical forms. The time is not yet, but a great awakening is in process; men, however, will only see correctly when this Principle of Conflict is properly evaluated as a spiritual necessity and is used by humanity as an instrument to bring about emergence from the wrong controls and principles. Just as the individual disciple uses it to emerge out of the control of matter in the three worlds, beginning with the emergence from the control of the physical body, passing out of the control of the emotional nature, and formulating for himself a spiritual ideology which enables him to pass out of the control of the three worlds of forms, and so begin to function as a soul-infused personality, so mankind also has to do the same in mass formation.
- Alice A. Bailey, The Rays and The Initiations, p. 605

"Everything is as it should be, otherwise it would be different."

There are silver linings despite the clouds.

In Shared Inspiration,
/HereNow

Thank You JOYFUL and HERENOW

I read this blog and comments yesterday....and am so grateful for your posting....and then today's prayer/meditation response of Ray 4, Marshall Rosenberg etc......

I am smiling at the divine timing for me, because with Mercury in Retrograde this is such timely stuff......~_~

I am without a worshiping community in my Spiritual journey like never before......In my own journey I have seen a lot of Power abuse and delusions that go on when one relies only on their own and their elect's guidance....and that includes some internet Spiritual communities that involve the "Masters" energy. I am constantly praying re: discernment because the Glamours of this Journey are Seductive ones.

The "devotional" structure of this site, and AQUARIAN SENSITIVITY, makes a big difference to me, especially since the addition of WECYCLE WISDOM.

Since having my own blog dialogued with almost two weeks ago, and seeing Sunday's meditation reflect my own Impressions placed me in a prayer community here like never before.....

I'm experiencing a real attunement with these rays as they are being shared at this time, while in dialogue with the Energetics coming with the postings.....

I can feel WITHIN MY BODY THE PRESENCE of the Intense Light and Spiritual Community of those who participate here INVISIBLY in a way that hasn't happened FOR ME since I began including Souledout as part of my Morning Prayer devotions here 3 years ago.....

as though I am awakening IN MY PHYSICAL BODY to a new Intimacy in our Global Togetherness....and a sense that together we are refining our truth in the Light and POWER of the SPIRIT we SHARE that Animates as Community.......

Dialogue makes the difference....Dialogue evokes the I ~ Thou relationship through which New Birth OF SPIRITUAL ORGANISM/COMMUNITY/BODY/ENTITY (don't know AAB's term sorry) Occurs......

Dialogue opens my Mind to New Horizons and Vibrations, and The Revelation of Myself to MYSELF in your presence AND GIVES ME A PLACE TO FEEL ACCOUNTABLE to some Spiritual Community....a kind of plunging my Being into the refining Fire your energy has created here....truly an Advent Vigil energy that I am experiencing in the Present with you.....

Dialogue Activates/Enlivens the Sacred Word of Power when People share it together...THE TRANSUBSTANTIATION IS WITH THE CHRIST CONSCIOUSNESS OF COMMUNITY AND OCCURS IN SACRED SPACE......

The Expanded consciousness and Integrity of this community that have INDIVIDUALLY devoted their Journey to the Greatest of Spiritual Awakenings SO FAR,.......

allows for the Kind of HEALING PRESENCE THAT I WANT TO LIVE IN,..... where Anything IS POSSIBLE .....the kind of World Service Connection I need to make IN DIALOGUE...Its why the continued use of Heirarchal language triggers me so deeply, because the Present Manifestation of Patriarchy has not allowed dialogue to be the basis of Law and Order within much of the "Christ Consciousness" community.

As Saturn's "RELIGIOUS" Limits are Celebrated as the Mile posts they have been...for they are the Spiritual & Religious structures that have brought us this far and to this place IN CHRONOS TIME,

We Can allow ourselves to emerge into the Wonder of Chiros time and Spiritual COMMUNION of the telepathic kind........

As the Walls that Divide

melt into One Sacred Space of Encounter

for the Birthing of this Cosmic Christ.......

Let the Awakening Musical Sound be heard.....

Tender midwives be Present.....

And the Sacred Heart Open and Vulnerable to Birthing

Each Sentient Being's Full Light.......

With the Feast of Guadalupe, I began to Recall my "training" in Liberation theology with Roger Haight SJ........He taught me to "see" how the Gospels are 4 Different ways to Communicate EXPERIENCE OF aN ENCOUNTER WITH TRANSFORMING ENERGY...THE Diversity of Language to describe SACRED ENERGY...He taught me how to use the Sacraments To Set OUR PEOPLE FREE AS WE PARTICIPATE IN THE ARCHETYPAL STORIES OF OUR GLOBE......

Some names and language seem to escape me, but bear with me....

I cannot remember the Name of the series of books, but it was a gathering of "sermons" from Latin American "Liberation" communities......The people would gather for Mass, the Sacred Scriptures would be read and the PEOPLE were invited to share OUT LOUD what the Reading SAID TO THEM........the books are a collection of these community "sermons".....interesting that the epistles are letters ..........

This Celebrating of Divine Consciousness growing within oneself AND ONE'S COMMUNITY, uses Sacred Dialogue to Hear DIVINE CONSCIOUSNESS through their own thoughts and impressions...............

to deal with LIFE THREATENING CONFLICT WITH THE SPIRIT OF LIGHT.....

within the Sanctuary of Community Ceremony/SACRAMENT

MAKING WHOLE VIA COMMUNITY'S ENCOUNTER WITH THE HOLY........

Not unlike the Pentecost experience......

and using the Example of Latin America's grassroots Spiritual communities, we are reminded of those who choose only peace in its manifestation and those who become involved in actual warfare tactics......

There is something about sharing one's truth in the midst of Great Spiritual Diversity.........which we all know is the Guaranteed location for conflict....~_~
......that allows the NEW SOMETHING to emerge.....

the "Something's happening here"....to quote HERENOW.

In my years in the pastorate, conflict became for me a signal that THE SPIRIT WANTS US TO DISCOVER A DIFFERENT WAY OF RELATING AND DOING...AND IT TAKES DIALOGUE TO HEAR THE TRUTH.....Like the blind men needing to share their visions of what the Elephant felt like to them in order to get a sense of the whole....

It is worth articulating that I experienced CONFLICT in HERENOW's response to my initial Posting......I DIDN'T FEEL HEARD......and since I'm in Spiritual Kindergarten with AA BAILEY it took a lot of energy, for me, in the midst of great Vulnerability to ENGAGE HERENOW'S INTELLECTUAL FORTE WITH AA BAILEYS WRITINGS......and I was heard.....and It has made A BIG DIFFERENCE in my own healing progress....

Thank you for this opportunity, Joyful...some clarity for my balance and well being has been enhanced through my Encounter with YOU, and HERENOW in Dialogue....

This Dialogue has helped me realize that I continue working with AA BAILY, because our Language of Spirit IS so different....BUT THE ENERGY IS THE SAME.....THE SAME SACRED SOURCE.....I need to wrestle with AA BAILEY'S Language, because I need to find Peace within my own being with My CAPRICORN stuff, and I need to be in a community that understands the degree to which Integrity matters in this journey....

where two or three are gathered........

With great respect for your own prayer traditions, may I humbly share a prayer given to me by a friend when I began a new Pilgrimage.......It's by Thomas Merton from Thoughts in Solitude, Abbey of Gethsemani

"My Lord God,
I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does indeed please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it. Therefore I will trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and will never leave me to face my perils alone."

Blessings of the One in Whom Our Darkness is as Light....

Out of Darkness into the Light

This theme is most present in this cycle of transition ~ the Chilean miners are indeed avatars. And so are you, Davita Lynne Starlight!

With the internet, we have tools like never before for dialog and discourse. Your prolific sharings are heard and very much appreciated ... the relatings of your journey are inspirational to those who walk the path alongside.

The quote from Thomas Merton resonates with the impressions of many. You may be interested to read this present time Sagittarius newsletter by Malvin Artley, since he also discusses the sense of "walking in the void".
http://www.astrologycom.com/fullmoongem10-1.html

It does appear that the Wisdom teachings, which as you say have been published in relatively left-brain presentations, are now being proliferated in the vernacular and validated by experience. Thanks to you and to all who participate in the "social networking" of our inner plane hookup!

The SouledOut crew are busy in service to the One Life we all share ~ this One Life being revealed as our true Spiritual Community. Now, more than ever, we are called to bring the Light of Life to all and it is indeed joyous to meet other kindred spirits, such as yourself, in this endeavor.

In Joy,
/Herenow