Monday, December 17, 2012

Consult Your Inner Oracle

Now, you don’t have to travel to Greece, run to the high priestess for a prophecy, have a Tarot card reading or seek advice from a fortune teller in order to consult your inner oracle.


When we understand that all of our life’s experiences, thoughts, emotions and perceptions are recorded in our subconscious mind we have to discover how to access the infinite storehouse we are carrying with us at all times.  Dr. Joseph Murphy wrote an excellent account of the Power of the Subconscious Mind.  


How do we access the inner oracle?  There are several methods:


1)    Kinesiology is used by applying muscle testing

2)    Pendulum is a free swinging object which one uses by letting it swing back and forth or sideways in order to solicit ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ answers.

3)    Trance is a form of resting state which was used by the famous Edgar Cayce who would give healing predictions while sleeping.


Besides these methods the unconscious mind can spill out information anytime and anywhere. 


Here are some other techniques:

1)    Being centered or aligned with the spiritual laws of the universe;  we call this mind-body unity or fulfilling the first blessing.
2)    Being attuned.

3)    Being in the flow.


What can this inner Oracle tell us?

As humans we are not only living in this physical world but also in an invisible spiritual realm.  That sphere always surrounds us and after our physical life ends here on earth, we will live there for eternity.  According to the Divine Principle man is to grow here on earth, learning to love and relate to other people, creating a family, reproducing children, and be a good steward over the creation.


The inner oracle is not a loud voice telling us what to do.  Rather it works through intuition  and subtle impressions.  We live in a very noisy world; it takes practice to trust that inner feeling.  It may come as butterflies in the stomach, or a mushy sensation in your heart; or even the knowing conviction of belief.  In any case, we have to nurture and grow it through actions and mostly, by surrendering ourselves to the higher power which I call God.  When our mind is centered on God, our conscience will guide us to do the right thing.  Unfortunately, some people’s conscience is not focused on God, rather influenced by an agenda of cultural morality (man-based) and can therefore not distinguish between right and wrong.  That can lead to immoral acts like the one at the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. 

In the light of that recent tragedy we are all shocked and disgusted of what took place on that Friday morning.  Those frightened little children and their brave teachers had to pay the price for someone whose conscience was deranged.  Our society is now facing the effects of years of anti-godly behavior.  Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott who died at the shooting at Columbine High School in 1999 said it best in his poem:


"Your laws ignore our deepest needs,

Your words are empty air.

You’ve stripped away our heritage,

You’ve outlawed simple prayer.

Now gunshots fill our classrooms,

And precious children die.

You seek for answers everywhere,

And ask the question “Why?”

You regulate restrictive laws,

Through legislative creed.

And yet you fail to understand,

That God is what we need!"

~ Darrell Scott; father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings; in an address to the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Dec. 13th, 2012.


Regarding these crimes people have many different ideas for the best solutions.  I like Mr. Scott’s the best.  We need God in our lives.  Certainly, gun control cannot prevent evil.  Even trying to control mental illness as one writer suggests is not dealing with the root cause.


The evil spiritual world has settled on the earth and taken possession over many souls. This is the cause, and the massive use of psychotic drugs and violent video games only reinforces their influence in people’s minds-and ultimately, their lives. 

Jesus gave us the best suggestion by saying:

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with your soul and with all your mind.  This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
~ Matthew 22:37-39


What better reason during this Christmas season to reflect on those words and pray that God may forgive us for all of our transgressions so that we may qualify for blessings for the holidays and beyond.

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