There’s an ancient curse that goes something like this: “May you live in interesting times!” We are certainly so cursed or blessed! We are living through some very interesting times. Let us see what we might glean from the Cayce work. In times of personal challenge, the Cayce work has served as an aid to many. But what about in times of collective challenge? Can the Cayce work be helpful in those times as well? The answer is a resounding yes! I get encouraged daily by the guidance in the Cayce work about the time we are in.
The years ’58 to ’98 (which some have taken to be other than 1958 to 1998, which I do not believe to be the case) were described as a 40 year period of intense testing on the Earth plane. If we look at those decades, we can certainly see what was meant. The 60’s started with ideals and a desire to break out of gender and other stereotypes and limitations. But by the end of the 60’s, the icons of hope had been assassinated, which led to the downward slope in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. The 2000’s have really been the hangover from those years of collective excess. And we are still trying to find our way. Cayce described 1998 as the dawn of the Aquarian Age and the transition from the Piscean ideals to those of the Aquarian. In Revelation, Cayce interpreted the “1,000 years of peace” as potentials that could be actualized in the Aquarian Age. Indeed, even Jesus esoterically advised to “following the waterbearer”, the astrological symbol for Aquarius. Continue reading
I was doing a private class for 2 students and they needed to practice. I usually do not get regressed in classes as I am usually supervising. But since there were only 2 students, i thought it would be good practice for them to regress me. They co-regressed me. The following is the transcript from the session. It went about 2 hours.
D: Perhaps you open the door. Soon you’ll begin to notice what is just beyond the door. Allow these images to become clearer and clearer to you and when you feel that you have a picture of what’s happening around you, describe what you’re seeing and feeling.
Peter: The door looks like a… like a picture on a wall, sort of thing. And then it’s not really a door, it’s an opening. And on the other side of it looks like space and stars.
P: I can go through it, it’s just a white space and then there’s an opening like a window to just this – I don’t know, this space, this world.
In a recent regression intensive, a student was reliving several devastating lifetimes in world history, such as the horrors during the Crusades and the Holocaust. She kept remarking, in a perplexed sort of way, that Mother Mary was there and just watching, witnessing. The student remarked that she, too, had been called to witness, in many of her livetimes, including this one. We were all moved by her experience, and in the post-session discussion, her experience raised several questions.
We were all struck by the idea of the witness. What is the role of the witness? Since the discussion, I have pondered the roles of Jesus and His Mother in this context. History is full of compassion for the suffering of Jesus on the cross, but what about the suffering of His Mother, that had to watch, to witness, the crucifixion, the agonizing death of her beloved son? It sounds like one of those ethics class questions – Who suffered more, Jesus on the cross or His mother having to watch? A lively debate would surely ensue. Continue reading
I have had the honor to speak on behalf of Edgar Cayce and the A.R.E. for about 15 years now. As I travel about the country, I oftentimes open a talk with a discussion of “Who I am and why am I here?” Occasionally, I’ll have time to explain my view on why the audience is present, and why the New Age movement has become an international sensation. Basically, why you are here. That conversation goes a bit like this:
I moved to Virginia Beach almost 20 years ago to become part of “the work”. I had felt that calling grow in my 15 years in Boston as part of Elena Allen’s long-standing Search for God group. When I first arrived at the ARE, I was offered the job of conference facilitator. It wasn’t the type of work I had in mind, but I came with the intention, “send me, use me”. That was where I was needed. I served in that position for four years. I call that time my metaphysical Ph.D. I attended every conference, indeed every lecture, given in those 4 years! At about 2 per month, that was almost 100 conferences! While the room was always packed for Carolyn Myss or Gregg Braden, I got to hear the lesser known authors, the up and coming, or just those with a powerful message that weren’t quite yet in the mainstream. Oftentimes, those speakers left a deeper impact than the headliners. Continue reading
Loving indifference does not have that ring of an essential spiritual tool. It rings more as an oxymoron. How can we be loving and at the same time indifferent? Are they not opposites? Let’s see what Edgar Cayce had to say on the matter.
Edgar Cayce gave 18 life readings where he said the individual was close to completion of their lessons on the earth and that reincarnation would be unnecessary. Violet Shelly wrote a book, Reincarnation Unnecessary, based on those readings and Charles Thomas Cayce lectured around the country on that subject as well. There are many gems in those readings but the most influential for me was the concept of “loving indifference”.
Cayce was speaking to a woman who had been alive at the time of the Salem Witch Trials. He was pointing out how high her ideals had been, that she had put herself at considerable risk in protecting several women that were accused of “witchcraft”, who would have been put to death had they been found. Cayce affirmed the strength and courage of those actions. But then he went further and spoke to how her consciousness had actually fallen as a result of allowing herself to hate the men who were perpetrating the witch hunts. Better, he said, to have practiced loving indifference, where you keep doing all the right things, fight for good, protect the weak, but do not lower your consciousness to hate anyone. He emphasized how we are all evolving and we are all beloved of our Creator. Best, he said, leave the matter in the hands of your God, who understands the big picture in a way we never can while in a finite human body consciousness. Continue reading
When Edgar Cayce had a lot to say about a particular subject, he would oftentimes respond with “many a book can be written on the subject”. He said that regularly about the topic of karma. “Karma is the law of cause and effect and much much more.” I would like to explore the issue of karma and look at what perhaps might go beyond karma and into soul choice or soul volunteerism.
Let us begin with three cases of blindness. A couple had twin sons and one was born blind and the other was not. The couple inquired with Mr. Cayce for a reading. While in trance, Mr. Cayce referred to a past life the two boys had together, also as brothers. They had both been charged with the job of blinding individuals as punishment for their crime. One brother apparently grew to enjoy inflicting the painful punishment while the other did it merely as a job. The brother who enjoyed the suffering of others was born blind and was told that this was an opportunity to grow in compassion. The reading referred to the Grace of God, in that this man had enjoyed the suffering of hundreds and was only born blind, not as punishment, but as a means for soul growth. This is a very straight forward example of the law of karma as retribution, or “reaping what you have sown”. An eye for an eye, so to speak.
In a second example, a couple had a daughter born blind and they asked Mr. Cayce for a reading. Again under trance, he gave a different answer to the cause of the blindness. He said that negligence by the doctor had caused the blindness. He said that the blindness had been an accident and not a karmic issue, but that the karma would follow the doctor and would need to be met. It is very interesting that Cayce referred to this case as an “accident”. When asked further about the matter, Cayce explained that accidents happen throughout creation. It reminds me of Charles Darwin’s notion of how mutations or genetic accidents steer evolution. Mr. Cayce went on to tell the parents to not let the child feel sorry for herself, but also see this as an opportunity for soul growth.