Wednesday, June 15, 2016

From ‘The Edgar Cayce Handbook. For creating your future’ by Mark Thurston, Ph.D. and Christopher Fazel

This mental body is the living memory of all the thoughts, attitudes, and actions that you choose – moment to moment – throughout your life……Cayce maintained that the mental body becomes your home when you are finished with your current physical incarnation! In other words, after death you live in the body that you have mentally built during your life.

Your peak moments in life provide clues about your core spiritual ideal.

….the human soul requires meaning….Viktor Frankl….While an inmate in Nazi concentration camps during World War II, Frankl found that the prisoners who had a reason for living were the ones who were able to withstand the most horrible conditions imaginable….Cayce’s readings encouraged people to find a purpose in life bigger than themselves and then to work responsibly toward it. ….We should stop asking what we expect from life, he counseled, and instead ask what life expects from us.

…..finding your soul’s purpose…..
1. What is your spiritual ideal? In your peak spiritual moments, what have you recognized to be the highest truth about yourself and about life?
2. What are your key talents and abilities?
3. What words capture the essence of your mission? …..Your mission statement should more precisely fit your talents and the contribution you are here to make.
4. How will you put your mission statement into action? ….Formulate a plan that involves two or three practical initiatives that will test the accuracy of your mission statement….

….Russian acting teacher Konstantin Stanislavski …… “There are no small parts, only small actors.”

The Sumerian king Ur-Nammu in the third millennium B.C. saw to it “that the orphan did not fall prey to the wealthy, that the widow did not fall prey to the powerful, that the man of one shekel [a monetary unit] did not fall prey to the man of sixty shekels.”

….anthropologist Margaret Mead …. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

The Cayce readings placed an unusual value on names ….In one instance a woman…..never liked her name and wondered if a change….would help their relationship. Cayce disagreed, suggesting they make no change because their very names were significant……..At other times, ….Cayce recommended that people might benefit from such a change. ….Cayce often supported the idea of changing a name to stimulate new influences or “vibrations”……

……….The Gospel of Thomas is a collection of sayings attributed to Jesus……..Many of the sayings in this book are also found in the official Gospels …. “You see the mote in your brother’s eye, but not the beam in your own eye.”

Grace is much more accessible than we may realize. For example, to one man plagued by stress, Cayce promised that in a mere thirty to sixty seconds of meditation the man could contact inner strength and vitality. That’s how accessible the grace of God is to us all!

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