May I share this channel from Heru/Sananda? It was His Yuletide Christmas communication 2012 [published here at Easter, 2013, ed.], and it is what the Christ Consciousness means to me: We kneel and we pledge and we embrace one another, and when we do, we do so in the name of the Christ Force. Yet, we do not know what it is to behold that force. We are one with it. We are not separate. It is neither she nor he nor it. The Christ Force is Being. It is living in Divine Light. Know this: the Christ Force is Love. It is all there is. It is the basis upon which the Light we serve exists. It is the threads of the web that is the weave of our existence. It reaches out across mountains and valleys, and waters and oceans, and rivers and deserts, and air and sand and earth and trees. It reaches across planes, in the manifest and unmanifest worlds. It reaches all, because it is all. Read More
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Christmas, with the celebration of the re-birth of the Christ in the heart, seemed a good time to write about Thomas Moore’s short book, Writing in the Sand, because it’s a book about what that might mean. Thomas, who was at Findhorn recently speaking at the autumn conference, Love Magic and Miracles, writes about the parable of the Kingdom of Heaven being like a mustard seed that grows into a tree where the birds build their nests. He points out the comic aspect of this image: that is, there’s no such thing as a mustard tree – a mustard plant is more like a little weed – and writes: “This is a hint that the secret we are after…is small but potent, utterly ordinary and yet transcendent…Not a huge belief system but a slight shift in vision and values…” (page 7)
On the opening evening of the Into Christ Consciousness conference, Julia MacDonald joined Philip Roderick (see feature following) to lead us into a place of emptiness. Paradoxically, she has found, it is through consciously embracing emptiness that she has found healing, or moved into a place of new creativity. Her story follows. Read More
Philip Roderick took us into a profound silence in the opening evening of the Into Christ Consciousness conference through body prayer and the heart-stopping sounds of the Hang drum. The resonance of the drum only occurs because of its emptiness, he told us as we contemplated the inner emptiness of both self and other.
When Janice Dolley, my co-convener at the conference, spoke, she told us of the experience she had lived one otherwise ordinary day when the veil of perception was cleansed and she knew at the deepest level of knowing in her own being that we are all one. The willingness to go beyond fear, to live the fullness of existence, honouring the polarities of yin and yang, spirit and nature, and all the polarities, is how we bring that knowledge of unitive consciousness into the dance of diversity. That’s how I see it. Read More
Good Friday… and the tiny bud has at last been witnessed by some, hidden amongst the thorns.. But too many of us still cannot face to see the thin runnel of red appearing amongst the bare, dead limbs that hang from the supporting frame. Then… only days later… those who wander early into the garden sense something new… The first hint of a fragrance on the air… Nobody has ever experienced such a perfume before! But it is still too fine a mist for many… Only the soul-full can discern it Read More
Inspired by a suggestion made by William Bloom in his presentation Creating the New Story during Findhorn’s Into Christ Consciousness gathering, Jewish participant Naomi Duffield shares what her father told her about the coming of the Collective Messiah. Read More
At the Easter Gathering at Findhorn, many of those who went to the dawn ceremony on the beach and witnessed Sr Fionntulach singing Crist Limm, asked about the prayer afterwards. Crist Limm is a Old Irish ‘encompassing’ prayer (pre 9th century), prayed in song and movement. Here are the Gaelic words, with a guide to pronounciation. You can also hear Fionntulach sing the chant (fonn) via a link.
Myths are stories we tell ourselves to remind us of truths that are hard to describe. Many myths are based in real events while others are based on an abstract truth. As Jung found, there is an underlying unity of consciousness that makes us all one and Christ Consciousness is an attainable state that can be accessed at different levels. We are like children in the dark telling ourselves stories to guide us back to the Light.
The practice of meditation, apparently confined to traditions of the East, seems now to be gradually finding its place in the Western world. Whilst many practitioners have drawn on the rich offerings of Yoga, Vedanta, Taoism and Buddhism for guidance, in more recent years, meditation practices have begun to be readily accessed in a Christian form. Pioneers such as John Main, Bede Griffiths, Thomas Merton and Thomas Keating have led the way, mainly drawing their authority from the teachings of the mystics and the early church fathers, especially those of the Eastern Orthodox church. Read More