Old Age vs. New Age

As you know from reading my blog and my lectures, I oftentimes delineate between this New Age we are entering and differentiating it from the outgoing age. Today, I’d like to add some further reflections.
A benchmark of the “Old Age”/previous age was in that the healer was outside of self. The doctor was outside. In the time of Jesus, all you had to do was show up – blind, dead, etc. – just show up and the heavy lifting was done for you. God through Jesus activated the faith to enable the miracles. I think what drew the large crowds wasn’t so much Jesus’ radical teachings about Love, but the phenomena of the miracles. People wanted relief from their suffering. I think His teachings were largely over their heads. I think He was planting seeds. Sometimes I imagine Jesus speaking and the crowd growing restless. Slowly a chant of, “Heal, HEAL, HEAL!” rising up and Jesus ending His talk and beginning to heal. Some of the essential teachings of Jesus were about the Kingdom of Heaven being within and that greater things will we do with God’s guidance, as He did. Then 2,000 years later, Edgar Cayce comes along and in a trance state accesses people’s subconscious minds and offers individuals the path to healing. But again, the healer is outside of self.

I feel my work, as connected to many doing this work, is about accessing God within. I think that while in the Old Age people were more shut off to God access, in the New Age, we are much more able to “enter the inner temple” and “listen to the still small voice” and experience God within. Many people come to sessions merely curious but open minded and are quite shocked at the levels of consciousness they are able to attain and the profound change that has occurred in a mere hour or two of tuning into God within. I further believe that what had only been accessible to Initiates, is now available to almost everyone. Cayce talked about how the Great Pyramid of Egypt had many spiritual purposes. There are 3 main chambers in the Great Pyramid: “The Room of Upsidedownness”, “The Chamber of the Second Birth” and the “Chamber of the Open Tomb”. In the latter two spaces, there are small openings in the rooms that lead outside. Conventional archeology says those are air ducts to regulate temperature and air quality. Cayce said those were passageways for the soul as it left the body. In these 2 chambers, the Initiate’s consciousness would leave the body for three days and be awakened/reminded of the Truth of the soul, the eternal nature of the Soul and the multidimensional realities of consciousness. They would enter the “many mansions” Jesus spoke of.  They would no longer be “sleeping beauties”, but Awakened Initiates.
I believe in modern times, we are taking the “pyramid” to the people. We don’t lay people down in an open sarcophagus with soul pathways closeby, but in our offices, we guide people out of the ego/daily consciousness into the Greater Consciousness. They have a transcendent experience that, oftentimes, changes them deeply. There are popular current books about near death experiences by people such as Anita Moorjani and Eben Alexander, which are very very similar to what a person can experience through a regression session. You don’t have to almost die to meet God. You don’t need ayahuasca to have a transcendent experience. You don’t need anything other than the intention. We are all wired for God contact. In the New Age it is readily available. What was part of the mystery schools and the teachings of the Initiates is now available to everyone. The Old Age was about individuals awakening. The New Age is about Collective Awakening.

My hope in doing my work is to facilitate a “Soul Contact” experience for those who come to me. Good things happen as a result. My method also involves a good deal of post-hypnotic suggestions so clients/initiates will keep going within for guidance. In the spirit of Jesus’ lesson of teaching people to fish, rather than just giving away fish, my work ideal is to teach people how to access these spiritual levels of consciousness on their own. It’s not a great business model 🙂 but it works. I am also tooling my work more towards teaching people how to lead others into “Soul Contact”, what has traditionally been called Past Life Regression.

I have a final thought regarding the “Second Birth” alluded to in the Great Pyramid. In the same vein of Jesus’ teaching that we “must be born again”, I find that moving a person from the physical into the spiritual and back into the physical is a sort of “rebirthing” process. People come back into their physical consciousness having changed. The experience of something greater than themselves can be and often is, profoundly constructive. In the three dimensional language of Earth and using water as an example, I think of the body/earth consciousness as ice, the mind as water and spirit as steam. In a regression, you move a person from the ice, through the water into steam. Then once they have experienced the steam consciousness, they don’t have to come back into the same “ice tray”. They can pour themselves into a new form that serves them better. Mind is the builder. The Mind is fluid. I connect this process to what Jesus called being “born again”. In the New Age, you don’t have to die to reincarnate. You don’t have to have a near death experience to awaken. You don’t need drugs, music, or anything outside yourself. All you need to do is turn inward, seeking with an open heart and mind, holding to that Truth that “if you seek, you shall find”. Find out for yourself. There’s never been a better time to access God within. As Cayce said, one of the markers of the New Age is the thinning of the veil between the human consciousness and the God consciousness. See for yourself.

Now you might ask if you need a regressionist to lead this process or if you can do it yourself. You certainly can do it yourself. I recommend you say a prayer of protection first and then initiate a meditation or use a guided recording to assist you. What I do think happens in a session with a regressionist is close to what Jesus alluded to when He said, “when two or more gather…” Having a regressionist helps with the first session. As a client you can feel your way through the process and feel secure that you have a “watcher”, someone facilitating the process. Basically, someone guiding you in and out. But once you’ve had a session, especially with someone that uses my method or a similar method (of giving you post hypnotic suggestions encouraging you to follow this pathway yourself in the future), then you should be able to do this on your own. Also recording the induction (guided meditation) of the regressionist and using it later to guide you, can also be helpful.

As much as the current affairs of our world look like a mess on the surface, in the deeper realms of consciousness, God has never been so close. If you feel any lack of God connection or soul life, I recommend you try to seek within. It isn’t guaranteed but it is worth the try. Give God a chance to work with you. You very well could be very pleasantly surprised.

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HOW CAN I FIND LOVE?

I was recently asked, “How can I find love?” This issue is a common one that I see in my practice. Let’s first take a look to see what Mr. Cayce had to say on the topic:

(Q) Why have the last five years of my life been so entirely devoid of all contact with men?
(A) As a testing period to that which has been and is the basic building of thy purposes in the earth.
Edgar Cayce reading 369-16

So what might Cayce mean by this? A testing period is clear in that it’s a period of being denied something we want. What do we do while we are waiting? Do we try and numb the pain or seek a closer contact with our Source? So do we use this period of denial of what we are seeking as an opportunity to attune and turn within? That seems to be what Cayce is alluding to; that we use a period like this to connect with “that which has been and is the basic building of thy purposes on the earth.”

What are our basic purposes on the earth? Well, it’s different for each of us, but it does require that tuning into the still small voice within to find out. Meditation, prayer, and a spiritual support group like A Search for God Study Group would be helpful.

Now from my perspective as a psychotherapist, I’d wonder what happened to you in your relationships and what might be continuing on from those? Do you feel there are any lingering wounds? Relationships follow patterns. Did you feel there was a pattern that just got worse and worse? This would be useful to explore in psychotherapy.

The other common theme in the Cayce work is that like attracts like. So when it comes to relationships, we need to be like that which we want to attract. I oftentimes ask my clients this question, much to their chagrin, “Would you date you?” Basically, are you the kind of person you’d want to spend time with? They oftentimes say, “No, I wouldn’t want to date me! I’m trying to get away from me!” That’s an honest answer but highlights the problem. We need to become the person we’d like to spend time with! Then the Universal Law of like attracting like will serve us. It helps to make a list of qualities we are seeking in a partner and then ask ourselves which do we have and then work on the ones we are bit light on. The converse of the law being that if we date too soon after a break up, we will attract broken people, like us. In the words of the incomparable sage, Cher, “if you don’t like your own company, don’t expect anyone else to!” Is that not just perfectly put? Thanks, Cher!

And I’ll end with the wisdom of Ann Landers: “Love is friendship caught fire!”

Sometimes we want all the heat too soon. Take time to establish a warm friendship and see if the sparks of that fondness take you to the next level.

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Karmystery – The Karmic Mystery of Chemistry & Soul Mates

In Kevin Todeschi’s book, Edgar Cayce on Soulmates, he makes this summary statement about Cayce’s readings regarding the matter of soulmates:

“A soulmate is an ongoing connection with another individual that the soul picks up again in various times and places over lifetimes. We are attracted to another person at a soul level not because that person is our unique compliment, but because of being with that individual, we are somehow provided with an impetus to become whole ourselves”

Oftentimes, when we feel attracted to someone, or not attracted, and we can’t quite put our finger on what exactly is the cause, we will say it has to do with “chemistry”. Chemistry becomes this elusive element that is either there or not. We may even feel comfortable telling someone that the chemistry isn’t there as it really renders all involved blameless. It’s the French version of, je ne sais quoi, meaning “I can’t quite explain why”, – the reasons come from a place we can’t quite explain.

It is my understanding that the feeling arises from the subconscious mind, and subconscious memory. Cayce tells us Karma is actually soul memory. I would add that it is subconscious soul memory. According to Cayce, our past lives influence us emotionally. We are drawn or repelled to people and places oftentimes because of our subconscious karmic memories and the related feelings. This is why I have coined the term “karmystery” as a better term to explain the deeper causation of our attractions and disaffections.

As a child I loved reading teaching stories, like Aesop’s fables. The hungry fox can’t quite reach the grapes, so he tells himself, “they were probably sour anyway!” and hence the term “sour grapes”. Most fables offered a puzzle and I enjoyed solving them. Then I happened upon the story of the Princess and The Pea. This was one my young mind couldn’t quite grasp. I’ll try and make the story more accessible as I retell it.

A king and queen want their child, a prince/princess to marry a royal peer. But they fear imposters will come, prince or princess “wanna bes” so to speak, so they devise a crafty test. They set up the royal guest room with a large bed with 100 mattresses and put a small pea under the bottom mattress. They know that just the right person for their child will feel the pea. So the candidates arrive, sleep on the trick bed, and one after the other, after reporting sleeping so well on the guest bed, are unceremoniously shown the door. “Don’t call us, we’ll call you!” Until one candidate awakens and reports, “I cannot tell a lie! I slept terribly this night! It was like a boulder was under the bed!” The king and queen rejoice as they have found just the right candidate to marry their child. They have found their soulmate!

Do you have any problems with this story? As a child I thought, “They pick the complainer? Yes, they are honest, but they want their child to spend their life with someone so sensitive that a pea feels like a boulder? Huh?” But I did notice that people did seem to partner in odd ways. “Hmmm”, I thought, “Maybe there is something to this story after all?”

It wasn’t until I learned Edgar Cayce’s story about soulmates that a deeper meaning to the fairy tale revealed itself.  The young prince/princess are us. We are not suitable with just anyone. We must find our soulmate.  The 100 mattresses represent “100” lifetimes, or “sleeps”. Many lifetimes ago, a small seed was planted. Pea as the letter P, could stand for the Past. Something happened many lifetimes ago, in the past, that hasn’t been resolved. The soul partner “awakens” to this deep subconscious reality in their sleep. This no longer dormant past life influence remains between the two soulmates and draws them together, like a magnetic attraction. They have “karmystry”. It wasn’t there with any of the other candidates. I would also like to add that Cayce tells us that we have many soulmates, and not all are romantic. We have Peas out there with many individuals and we also have “Ps” as Patterns, that will connect us to others, not because of a past life with together, but due to a mutually shared pattern that we can help each other work through. In this way, our soulmates provides us the impetus to work through the shared karmic pattern and resolve one of the key purposes for incarnation.

 

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These Interesting Times We Are Living In

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

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Personal Regression Transcript

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.

February, 2017

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.

D: Beautiful.

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.

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The Witness

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

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Edgar Cayce & The New Age

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

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