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Cosmic Healing
A Spiritual Journey with Aaron and John of God

Cosmic Healing by Barbara Brodsky

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Cosmic Healing draws on my life experience, and includes channeled material. It begins with my loss of hearing and how I worked with the trauma. The story unfolds to tell about meeting the discarnate entity, Aaron, and the ways he helped me move past the anguish and isolation of deafness. Writing the book, I have interspersed material from my old journals with the current story. In chapter six I introduce the Casa of John of God in Brazil and the work there, again using journals to describe my experiences.

Early in my deafness I was told the condition was medically incurable. Several decades later I lost vision in one eye, also considered incurable. Later book chapters describe healing, and ask the readers to begin to consider the “impossible” in their own lives; we each set limits that define us and within which we choose to live. Such limits entrap us. We can choose a new paradigm, to live in a higher consciousness, beyond fear and limiting beliefs. This does not mean old beliefs disappear, but we find a greater awareness that is no longer trapped within old limits.

The book transcends the personal. While it is based on my story, it is a journey into non-duality, yet told in a way that makes it accessible to the every-day reader, as well as challenging to the spiritual practitioner. It includes numerous guided meditations and meditation practice instruction that will help the reader apply the story to his or her life situations.

Aaron remains a constant thread as his wisdom continues to guide others and me. The learning of my more than twenty years as a senior Western dharma teacher with a national reach, also runs as a thread through the book, with material related to karma, negativity, energy, consciousness and to presence in each moment.

While the book is channeled in part, it is primarily a story of human growth and discovery. I have deep roots in traditional dharma, but the book also has a far broader appeal, and is not limited to any particular belief system.

Barbara Brodsky is a dharma teacher who leads meditation retreats and spiritual inquiry workshops worldwide. In Ann Arbor, Barbara is the founding and guiding teacher of  Deep Spring Center for Meditation and Spiritual Inquiry which offers non-denominational spiritual teachings and practice. She has been practicing meditation since 1960 and teaching since 1989. Her teaching draws from dual roots in the Buddhist and Quaker traditions. Her Buddhist training is in the Theravadin and Dzogchen traditions. She became totally deaf in 1972; living with silence has greatly influenced her life and teaching, as have years of active involvement in nonviolent action for social change. Since a surfing accident in 2004, Barbara is blind in one eye.  Barbara is also the channel for the spirit, Aaron, and, with him, offers personal spiritual direction sessions and group workshops. Eight books of Aaron’s teachings have been published. The newest is The Aaron/Q’uo Dialogues: An Extraordinary Conversation between Two Spiritual Guides.

Barbara has been featured in two episodes of the NPR radio show, This American Life Miracle Cures, episode 262 and The Other Man, episode 212 . She is a contributor to numerous anthologies and journals. She was also one of the featured teachers in the internationally acclaimed documentary, One, the Movie, directed by Ward Powers, 2005.

What People Are Saying:

As I go through Aaron’s material, I am struck by its sophistication and its lightness, its clarity and its beauty.
Ram Dass,  spiritual teacher, author of  Be Here Now, Still Here, and other books 

Clear dharma; living non-duality.
Lama Surya Dasspiritual teacher, author of Awakening the Buddha Within and other books.

Cosmic Healing tells the story of a powerful spiritual journey.  Interweaving teachings and experiences from several traditions, Barbara Brodsky opens us to new dimensions of understanding and healing.  It’s a fascinating and illuminating read.
Joseph Goldstein, author of One Dharma and A Heart Full of Peace

There are three distinct adventures woven together beautifully in this story. The first is the extraordinary courage, transparency and transformation into wholeness that has come through Barbara Brodsky’s personal contact with and application of liberating teachings. The second is the in depth exploration of the process of healing itself. Lastly this is a seminal work for anyone interested in knowing more about the Casa of Dom Ignacio and the entities associated with John of God. Independent of whether you can take on board entities, currents and distance healing, this book will take you on an authentic exploration of liberation. It will do well to serve humanity and support the transformation that is needed at this time. Since 1999, I have had extensive, direct personal contact with Barbara and Aaron and deeply appreciate the profundity of their teachings. I’ve consistently found Aaron’s teachings to be kind, respectful, and filled with humility; they are clear, pointed articulations of profound truth. In addition, I have witnessed many of the things described here. I highly recommend this book.
Ajahn Thanasanti Bhikkhuni, Spiritual Alliances and co-producer of documentary, Theraveda Buddhist Nun, founder of Awakening Truth

What a wonderful work! If you have been swept away by trauma, medical calamity, or life not being what you expected it would be – read this book…Use Barbara’s map and you will feel more secure in the steps of your own journey.
Emma Bragdon, PhD, director of the Foundation for Energy Therapies and author of Spiritual Alliances and Kardec’s Spiritism

Barbara is devoted in her service and teachings and a pristine vehicle for Aaron’s essence, love and profound wisdom. Thank you Aaron and Barbara for birthing Cosmic Healing – the message and unconditional love is palpable and will touch the souls of many.
Heather Cumming, Translator; Tour leader to John of God; co-author: John of God: The Healer Who’s Touched the Lives of Millions, Simon and Schuster

There are many paths to enlightenment or union with God. Barbara Brodsky’s Cosmic Healing, better than any book I have read, sets forth the path to enlightenment by means of physical and emotional healing. Brodsky shows how resolutely dealing with illness, whether serious or ordinary, can purify us emotionally and spiritually unto the highest levels of the spiritual life. She also includes a superb description of the various states and stages of the spiritual path. Cosmic Healing is a great gift of love and offers practical methods to bring us into a life of ever-new love and bliss.
Jim Marion, author of Putting on the Mind of Christ

I just put down Barbara Brodsky’s wonderful new book, Cosmic Healing. It is a revelation to hear her story in its entirety, as well as to experience so many other stories of healing and wholeness. This book is a rich treasure trove for those who want to go deeper into healing and the search for personal truth. Are you seeking for more? This book is for you! I laughed, I cried, and I loved it!
Carla L. Rueckert, channel for The Ra Material and other books

One woman’s very personal account of her journey from our collective human outlook on life to the awakening of her divine yet human Self. When Barbara writes of meeting Aaron, her master teacher, and tells of her struggles with fear and anger, etc., one finds it difficult to put the book down. This is definitely a ‘page-turner’ book of the highest degree. Fascinating reading!
Judith Coates, channel for Jeshua ben Joseph; editor, Jeshua, The Personal Christ series

My Love always I give unto you. Within and underlying Barbara’s words is My Love. Take these words deeply within your consciousness and contemplate what they mean. Always My Love is with you, and I thank Barbara for her devotion to our Love.
Jeshua ben Joseph, (Jesus) channeled through Judith Coates

For many years I’ve been moved by the wisdom that flows from Aaron and Barbara. Based in solid dharma, their message is profound, timeless and filled with unconditional love. Highly recommended.
James Baraz, dharma teacher in the Theravadin tradition and author of Awakening Joy: 10 Steps That Will Put You on the Road to Real Happiness

 Cosmic Healing is a striking example of how spiritual truth can make itself known through an infinite variety of ways.  Some receive intuitive flashes, others work with physical teachers and still others awaken through the experience of a significant tragedy in their lives. Barbara Brodsky has been graced with all these experiences in addition to receiving spiritual guidance from sources referred to as Entities. Cosmic Healing is a book that opens one’s eyes to alternative ways of looking at reality and living from one’s own truth. Aaron speaks of his teachings as being similar to a finger pointing to the moon and not the moon itself. However, even his pointing is filled with brilliant illumination.
Matthew Flickstein, Dharma Teacher, author of Swallowing the River Ganges: A Practice Guide to the Path of Purification and Journey to the Center: A Meditation Workbook

 Cosmic Healing exemplifies storytelling as a deep form of healing. Barbara’s is a detailed and easily readable true story about being present with pain, deeply knowing wholeness, learning to change our relationship with what is and more. Each page brought me to a stop, to savor, to ponder, to feel. And what a cast of just plain and ordinary and unusual characters! Barbara unfolds a map of the spiritual journey which transcends any single religion. Words fall short! I will be digesting this book for a long time!
Haju SunimBuddhist Priest

The voice of Aaron is a vessel of wisdom, its current direct from the awakened heartmind.  Read this book–it will give you fresh understanding and faith in the essence of dharma, the truth of your own luminous, loving being.
Tara Brachdharma teacher and author of Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha

In this extraordinary book, Barbara generously shares the depth of her experience, bringing to life the timeless and universal essence of dharma. Her courage, authenticity, and wholeheartedness shine through. Within these pages is a profound exploration of the meaning of healing and wholeness, and an invitation into the luminous and ever-present truth of wisdom and love. Over nearly two decades, I have found conversations with Aaron to be inspiring and illuminating, always pointing to unveiling and trusting the wisdom within. This book is a deeply compassionate and human account of the journey of awakening. Highly recommended.
Aura Glaser, Ph.D., Dharma teacher, Clinical Psychologist, and author of A Call to Compassion: Bringing Buddhist Practices of the Heart into the Soul of Psychology

Thank you for the opportunity to endorse this book!  A pleasure to get to know Barbara and Aaron in greater depth!  What wonderful work! If you have been swept away by trauma, medical calamity, or life not being what you expected it would be—read this book.  Barbara gently offers a hand, with profound kindness to your heart.  Her story reveals how she reached the Light through the gradual, essential steps of confronting darkness and fear through mindfulness and opening to spiritual guidance.  Use her map and you will feel more secure in the steps of your own journey. May this book reach many people who need the loving guidance Barbara offers.
Emma Bragdon, PhD, is the Director of the Foundation for Energy Therapies.  She is also the author of Stories about John of God and Spiritism

In this book, Barbara has generously shared with her readers her personal journey.  It is a journey of fear and courage, learning and teaching, pain and healing, and most of all, a journey of love.  Her book echoes my own conclusion – from my life’s experiences and especially from my many years of giving and receiving at the Casa de Dom Inacio – that Love is the most powerful healing force that exists.  May the readers feel their hearts touched, as I have, through Barbara’s story and its healing medicine of Love.
Josie RavenWingauthor of The Book of Miracles: The Healing Work of Joao de Deus,
A Season of Eagles and The Return of Spirit: A Woman’s Call to Spiritual Action

Barbara puts her whole heart into her writing and offers her experiences to help her readers to stretch and grow in their spirituality. We are blessed and inspired by her friendship and her books.
Diana Rose and Bob Dinga, Tour Guides for the Casa de Dom Inacio in Brazil.

Presence Kindness and Freedom

Presence, Kindness, and Freedom
Aaron’s Teachings on Living from an Open Heart
by Barbara Brodsky

Presence, Kindness, and Freedom by Barbara Brodsky

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Barbara Brodsky is a dharma teacher who leads meditation retreats and spiritual inquiry workshops worldwide. In Ann Arbor, Barbara is the founder and guiding teacher of Deep Spring Center for Meditation and Spiritual Inquiry which offers non-denominational spiritual teachings and practice. She has been practicing meditation since 1960 and teaching since 1989. Her teaching draws from dual roots in the Buddhist and Quaker traditions. Her Buddhist training is in the Theravadin and Dzogchen traditions. She became totally deaf in 1972; living with silence has greatly influenced her life and teaching, as have years of active involvement in nonviolent action for social change. Since a surfing accident in 2004, Barbara is blind in one eye.  Barbara is also the channel for the spirit, Aaron, and, with him, offers personal spiritual direction sessions and group workshops. Eight books of Aaron’s teachings have been published. The newest is, The Aaron/Q’uo Dialogues: An Extraordinary Conversation between Two Spiritual Guides.

Barbara has been featured in two episodes of the NPR radio show, This American Life Miracle Cures, episode 262 and The Other Man, episode 212 . She is a contributor to numerous anthologies and journals. She was also one of the featured teachers in the internationally acclaimed documentary, One, the Movie, directed by Ward Powers, 2005.

What People Are Saying:

As I go through the Aaron material, I am struck by its sophistication and its lightness, its clarity and its beauty. Ram Dass –  spiritual teacher, author of  Be Here Now, Still Here, and other books

Rich with clear perspectives on living a life filled with peace, love and joy. Perennial questions that have perplexed mankind are answered from a place of deep wisdom and compassion. Meditations that enable the reader to directly realize these essential understandings are included. Aaron speaks of his teachings as being similar to a finger painting to the moon and not the moon itself. However, even his pointing is filled with a brilliant illumination. Matthew Flickstein, Dharma Teacher, Author of Swallowing the River Ganges: A Practice Guide to the Path of Purification and Journey to the Center: A Meditation Workbook

Barbara Brodsky‘s work with Aaron is an answer to the profound hunger that is so pandemic in our society for a spiritual aspect to life. The widespread problems of addiction, divorce, child abuse and abandonment and violence of all kinds point to a loss of hope and of fearfulness to work with life’s difficulties. There is no doubt we have lost our way and need to get back in touch with our humanity. These teachings provide a guide. As a psychoanalyst I have found comfort and healing in my talks with Barbara and Aaron. Muriel Salzman, Licensed and Certified Psychoanalyst

I have found Aaron’s teachings to be kind respectful, and filled with humanity; they are clear, pointed articulations of profound truth. I consider Aaron to be one of my teachers. Ajahn Thanasanti, Theravadin Buddisht Nun

I have come to love Aaron and keenly appreciate his wit, wisdom and discernment. Co-channeling with Barbara is one of the treats of my own channeling life. Settle down with this book and I promise you will come away touched and inspired. This is a true classic. Carla Rueckert, Channel for The Ra Material, The Law of One

Dharma Journal | July 2017

Healing

Dharma Journal teachings from Aaron channeled by Barbara Brodsky.

Video is closed captioned.
Aaron channeled by Barbara Brodsky: ,June 6, 2017.
Monthly Dharma Talk

Transcription

Barbara: Hello to you all. For something different today, we’re starting with me, Barbara. I guess I could say, “My blessings and love to you all.” Aaron will say it later. We want to continue with the theme of healing. What is healing? Who heals? If everything is already perfect, why do we need to heal? This touches the whole combination of relative and ultimate.

Aaron asked me to start today because I’ve been sick for the past month with very bad hay fever— allergy, eyes weeping, nose congested, coughing. You can hear it in my voice. Anyone who’s been there will recognize the feeling. It’s a first for me, and I can say I really have sympathy for people who experience allergies regularly.

For some reason this spring season, my body was much more susceptible to the allergens in the air. I became very sick with it; not sick in the way of life-threatening; just very uncomfortable, very unpleasant. A lot of “how do I fix this” thinking. So, it’s been an excellent, though uncomfortable and unloved, teacher. Aaron has been saying that which is unloved comes as teacher; well, this certainly did.

My first experience with it, for 2 or 3 weeks I just kind of left it alone and tried to ignore it. But it kept getting worse, beyond the point where it could be ignored. Finally, a week ago I went to a doctor. This is a month into this allergy. I was pretty sure it was allergy and not a cold, but the doctor confirmed it. She gave me some medicines, which have not done anything. So, 2 days pass, 3 days pass— when is this medicine going to kick in? Healer, heal yourself.

You can hear that my voice is very raspy. I have big circles under my eyes, which are watering. This is how the body is. Sometimes it’s functioning perfectly; sometimes it’s not functioning so well.

I am choosing to work with it with a combination of allopathic medicine and spirit and homeopathic medicine. With spirit’s guidance this week, I’ve been doing several things. Spirit asked me to picture myself under a waterfall. Clear, pure water pouring over my body and in through my head, washing out the sinuses, washing out the eyes, washing all the congestion away, washing all the allergens away. After 10 or 15 minutes doing that, the head is clear. The next suggestion came from my friend Tavis, whom many of you saw with me in the last workshop. Filling these sinus cavities with light, just drawing it up. Now that they’re cleansed, bringing light in. Filling my eyes, all the sinuses, everything, with light.

Then Stage III: Spirit asked me to imagine a veil of mist surrounding me, very radiant, really brilliant, almost light-like mist. Aaron has talked a lot recently to you and to me about the distinction between armoring and shielding. I’ve been watching how I was armoring myself by tensing against the very unpleasant physical symptoms, trying to hold space for them and be stoic. Ignore them; eventually they’ll go away. I saw that I was armoring myself because I was contracting. One cannot ignore something without contracting. When we’re not willing to be present with it, we contract. Staying open, shielding, not armoring, from a very loving place. Shielding myself against these allergies, so that when they hit this fine radiant mist shield they are repelled and go away.

So, Parts I and II are cleansing and healing the symptoms that are there. Part III is not drawing more allergies into the body. Well I’m happy to say finally that for the past three days it seems to be working. It’s helping. We’ll see where it goes.

At this point Aaron will come in and talk. He wanted me to provide you with some background. Thank you for hearing me. I’ll pause and Aaron will come in…

Aaron:

My blessings and love to you. I am Aaron. Barbara has given you the background. Yes, it was a perfect teacher because there was no need for fear. It was unpleasant but she was not going to end up in the hospital with some serious ailment. She’s not going to die from this. She was just uncomfortable. When I say, “just uncomfortable”, I say it with compassion. Uncomfortable is uncomfortable. We don’t want people to be uncomfortable. I don’t want Barbara to be uncomfortable. Nevertheless, she is in a physical body and sometimes there will be discomfort.

I want to start today with one primary idea about healing and wholeness, and about one of the causes for illness. As soon as something hurts, there will be fear and aversion. As soon as there are aversion and fear, there will be contraction. When there is contraction, everything closes down. The whole system closes down.

Picture, I’m trying to think of something that works smoothly with gears… just a wheel. If you put the brake on, the wheel can’t turn anymore. If you force that turning, it grinds as it turns. This is what happens in your bodies when you contract. And all of you constantly contract. Let me clarify this. When I say, “when you contract,” I don’t mean the kind of contraction such as the opening and closing of a hand to lift an object. If I want to put something in my hand, the hand will then contract around it. When it comes in, then the contraction will release. With your breath, there is constant opening and closing of the lungs in contraction. This is what allows the breathing. But it’s a balanced contraction. This is very different than clenching.

As humans, you have the habitual pattern to clench, and that clenching wears down the gears, if I may speak of them that way, wears down all the parts of the body so they age. I’ve mentioned to you that in my lifetime as Aaron, 2500 years ago, I lived over 500 years. The body parts did not age drastically. They aged a bit. I was constantly able to rejuvenate them because I did not pass my time in a contracted state. When something arose that was unpleasant, I knew it as unpleasant. I opened my heart to it. I held spaciousness for it and eventually it would pass. I’m not saying I never contracted and held that contraction, but such was rare.

This is what enabled me and many others like me to live such long lives. Such practice was well-known back in those times. It’s something some of you, at least, learned in Lemurian times. Uncontracted; spacious; to rest in your innate spaciousness, not only of the mind but of the body.

When there is some physical discomfort, the predominant reaction for the human is to contract. Try this. Take your finger and push. Can you push with your finger without contracting? I don’t think so. Now do it again. Breathe and feel the pressure, hard pressure with the finger. Breathing in, I am aware of the pressure. Breathing out, I hold space for the pressure. Feel two different forces; the body pushing, like lungs expanding, and the ego behind the push. See how after maybe 30 seconds or so the pressure shifts to just be pressure. Maybe a little bit uncomfortable and painful, but just pressure. Then let it go.

One can learn to experience discomfort of the body, of the emotions, of the mind. One can learn to feel the original contraction, note the contraction, and come back into the uncontracted, resting in awareness, resting in spaciousness.

Living in this way, the body is less likely to pick up physical ailments. The mind is less likely to go into extreme negative and fear-based stories. This is something you not only can do but most of you came into the incarnation to learn to do this. Why? Why bother to learn it? Because you are here in incarnation to learn kindness and compassion, to learn unconditional love, and that includes love for the being that’s feeling discomfort from this finger-pressing life-style. Uncomfortable. Discomfort from the runny eyes or congested nose. Discomfort from the sadness, or even grief, from fear.

You learn this first with yourself, and then you are able to extend it out into the world. Thus, the ailments of the physical body, and the uncomfortable emotions, these are not so terrible that we seek to get rid of them. They are teachers. Thank you, teacher. (hands drawn together, palms touching) Some of these ailments can be devastating. The loss of a loved one. The being told that you have a probably fatal illness. The extreme fear if you feel your life is threatened, or the lives of your loved ones. We are here to learn to keep the heart open when these objects arise. To note the original contraction and not hold the contraction but invite spaciousness and the loving heart. To invite the return to unconditional love, and trust of your path. I’ll talk more about that in another session. Today I just want to stick with contraction and spaciousness.

When Barbara was first armoring herself, being stoic, it created contraction in such a way that she became increasingly vulnerable to the allergies. So, instead of reducing the number of symptoms of discomfort, it built up on itself. Healing began as soon as she was able to just relax and say, “This is how it is. Thank you, teacher. What have you come to teach me? I open my heart to you,” and to do this without fear, trusting the experience. She was not inviting the experience; not saying, “Sure, come on— more and more allergens.” Just, “I trust the experience and I will learn from it.” Opening. Once she was able to be more open, she able to do the exercises that she described to you. Literally washing out the body. Inviting light to fill the sinus cavities. And probably most important, the shielding. Not inviting more allergens into the system. You can’t shield this way, (demonstrating great tension of the body); immediately you’re armored. Shielding. “I release this. I do not choose to bring this into my body. I release it.”

This is the most important point I want to make with you today. You are not here in a physical incarnation to avoid catalyst but to learn from catalyst. Sometimes it will be joyful catalyst, sometimes painful catalyst. Whatever it is, invite it in.

Thank you for this opportunity to speak with you.
I will close with a beautiful poem by Rumi, The Guest House.

The Guest House by Rumi
translated by Coleman Barks, from The Essential Rumi,
(San Francisco, Harper SanFrancisco) 1995, p. 109

This human being is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

 

 

 

Dharma Journal | June 2017

Dharma Journal teachings from Aaron channeled by Barbara Brodsky.

Transcription and closed captioned.

The Three Kayas: Part 3

June 2017 Dharma Talk

My blessings and love to you all. I am Aaron. Thank you for joining me today. I left you all last month flowing out with the divine breath and flowing in with the inhale; feeling that no matter where you go, you can never lose that resting place, the Divine within you and you within the Divine. I promised last month to talk more this time about what helps us come back, to re-center ourselves in the divine heart.

My first suggestion is the power of intention. When you first awaken in the morning, before you even open your eyes, stop. Lying there in your bed, say, “Thank you for this new day. Today may I be of the deepest service to others. May I live my life free of harm. I consecrate this mind, body, and spirit to the light and to the power of love.” Just rest in that intention for a minute.

Out of what belief do you hold that you can do this? You might say, “Me? How can I be of service? How can I be loving? If such thoughts appear, we don’t want to be dismissive of them, but simply to note: there is fear here but my intention is not to become caught in the fear.

Then stop and say thank you. Thank you for the gift of life I have been given. Thank you for having heard the teachings of love, and the power to enact these teachings in the world. Thank you for the kindness within my heart. Begin to reflect on that for which you feel grateful that morning. Perhaps it’s the sun shining out your window, or perhaps the rain that will water the flowers, trees, and crops. What is it for which I feel truly grateful? Not just what is out there, although that too, but for the power of love within myself. The power to truly make a difference in this world where there is suffering, for this I am grateful. Thank you. Can you feel how just “Thank you” re-centers you, pulls you back into the divine heart?

We have stated the intention to offer oneself lovingly today, in the highest service of beings and without harm. The human can so easily become caught up in fear and anger, so it’s valuable to remember the non-duality of anger, of fear, and of love. Put in the simplest way I can phrase it, that which is aware of fear is not afraid. Saying that again: that which is aware of fear is not afraid. That which is aware of anger is not angry. That which is aware of grasping and need is not needy.

What is this That-which-is-aware? This profound awareness that rests in the heart of love, before the breath emerges. In the beginning there was Love, that’s it. You are that.

I am not suggesting that you always feel loving or never feel needy or afraid. But let’s ground in the ultimate reality of love. I am that, I am love, I am light, and conditions will arise that bring up anger and fear, confusion. I am not what arises out of those conditions. I am this essence. I am light, I am love.

So we keep returning to that in the self, and this is the primary intention, not to lose touch with that which is love. You must take the time to see it in your world. Yesterday, Barbara was swimming at the pool in the gym. There’s a bank of windows perhaps 20 feet high, the whole length of two pools, and there were hundreds of small birds flying everywhere, doing a dance. She was swimming on her back, turning her head that way, and they caught her attention, until she had to stop swimming and just look out the window. Is there a little voice that says, “Oh, no, I’m here to swim my laps.”? I’m here to be alive, to feel joy and wonder. It’s so easy to miss it. If your life is filled with, “First I should do this and then I should do that.” Stop and smell the flowers, as the saying goes. This is about your physical world, literally stopping to smell the flowers, now that spring is here. Have you stopped to look at them today? Are there butterflies out there? Birds nesting? Grass growing? Beautiful new scents of spring, so sweet? Are you aware of it? Come home to it. Let it bring you back into the open heart.

The power of intention. I spoke about this a bit last month, and I started this talk with it. What is my intention today? To be loving. Now take that out of your bed and into the day. When something pushes you and you want to push back, and you contract, hold the power of that intention. I’m not speaking about not contracting. The body will contract. But then, breathing in, I am aware of the contraction. Breathing out, I hold space for the contraction. Do I contract further, saying, “No! No contraction!”? Or do I relax and say, “Oh, there was a push and now there is contraction. I choose not to perpetuate this contraction.”

One of the things that helps most, from my perspective, is the simple thank you. Thank you to the push. The traffic jam; “Oh no, I’ll be late! —I shouldn’t be worried about being late. I should be relaxed.” How will that work? Thank you. Thank you to the traffic jam. Thank you to this or that angry person. Thank you to the splinter in my finger that reminds me to open my heart to myself. Thank you. If you will try this with me (pressing palms together) you’ll note that it’s very hard to hold anger and contraction with your palms held together in this way, saying thank you. It’s truly hard.

Begin to find the myriad ways you may return home to this center of your being, to what you truly are, and that you have the ability to rest there for longer periods. It really is mindfulness and the power of intention that allow this.

You took initial birth as expression of the Divine. If you hold a flower in your hands and smell the sweet smell, it comes from the flower. When you smell the rose, you know the flower is there. You are the scent of the Divine, expressing out into the world. And yes, eventually the rose may die and not smell so sweet. But there’s always another rose, because you are not one rose, you are the perpetuation of roses, a billion roses, each one expressing beauty. Each smile that you offer to the world, that is another rose. Each kind word, that is another rose.

Of course, there will be anger. Of course, there will be confusion and fear. The question is not if these will arise but how you will relate to them. When you learn to relate by saying thank you for this catalyst, this teacher, which is bringing me back home, and then if you can, experience the divine breath, drawing you back into the divine heart. What does it feel like to rest in that divine heart? Can you imagine? It is the most precious experience. Embraced by the beloved and knowing I am that. I have always been that. Increasingly, as the world pummels me with its occasional harshness, I can trust myself to return love.

Sometimes you won’t be able to do it. That’s okay, too. If you were already perfect at this work you would not have come into the incarnation. You are here to learn. But I would not ask you to do something that is beyond you, and each of you has the capacity to extend yourself further and further out from that divine heart to touch the world of suffering, even stepping off the bridge, still knowing that bridge is behind you, to attend to what needs attendance. And then to come back home.

I would leave you with one last image. Imagine a very pure underground spring. It bubbles up from the surface through the rocks and pours down the hill, a very small stream of absolutely pure water from a deeper underground source. You watch it flowing down the hillside. A hundred yards down it’s gathered into a pool, and the cattle are there drinking and wading in the pool. You think to yourself, “I want some water. I’m thirsty.” You go down where the cattle are, thinking, “Well, this was from the pure spring.” But it’s no longer pure, is it? Very muddy from the cattle. You go back up the hill, perplexed. “I can’t get my cup in between the rocks. I know the pure spring is under there, but how do I access it?“

I’ll leave you with a simple question: are you going to drink right there, to hold your cup close to the rocks, gather the purest water that’s emerging from the spring, and drink? Or are you going to say, “No, it’s too hard to gather it that way. I’ll go downstream a ways where it’s easier to get at but it’s muddy.” Which do you choose?

The metaphor is not perfect because while there is that pure spring, the pure heart from which we express, you also are that. You are that pure spring, that pure heart. The source is within you also, and it cannot become muddy, as you take care of it with love. And then you have the capacity to give the overflow out into the world. The pure water of love.

Thank you for this opportunity to share with you. This has been a three-part series, and for those of you who have just heard Part 3, I hope you will go back to April and May and hear parts 1 and 2 as well. Thank you.

April 16, 2017 Easter Sunday, Remembering Wholeness with Jeshua

April 16, 2017 Easter Sunday, Remembering Wholeness with Jeshua

Jeshua: My blessings and love to you all. I am Jeshua. I know that’s Aaron’s greeting; I have learned it from him. Thank you for inviting me to be here with you today. (Walking among the group) I want to look into your beautiful faces, feel your presence, and invite you to feel my love and presence…
There is no need to believe anything special about me. I am no different than you. I was born as human, as you were all born as human. Yes, I was more awakened, perhaps, than you were at your birth in this lifetime. I did not forget why I had come. But don’t put me on a pedestal. You are just as divine and radiant, and as much Sacred Spirit, as I am.

Give me a minute… this one has pain in the body. Just trying to bring in supportive energy. Your loving energy directed to her will be helpful, also… (pause)

Breathe in, allow the energy in. Think of it as a cylinder of light, pouring into your head and into the chakras, opening all the chakras in the energy system… (his hand is over her head) (pause)

They called me different names— Messiah, Holy One, even Cursed One. I was none of these. I was simply Jeshua ben Joseph, the son of Joseph and Mary, come to Earth at the request of our mutual Father/Mother/Creator, to bring love, to open people’s hearts; to teach people to know their innate light, their radiance; to know who they were. That’s all. People say, “Well, he came to fulfill a prophecy.” There are many prophecies. I came because our beloved Creator/Father/Mother said, “Please, will you go down and help?” I could have said no, just as each of you can say no. There is free will. But there was no reason for me to say no. It was my joy to say yes.

But I understood from the start that it was going to be hard work, that I was coming into a very heavy density realm. It is as if you suddenly found yourself in a diving suit—the old-fashioned kind of diving with tanks, a big bubble around the head and a heavy suit. You’re half a mile under the sea. Very hard to move around because the density is so heavy. I understood it would be cumbersome. (walking around imitating the heaviness) Do you feel like that sometimes, when you’re walking around?

You are here, as I was then, to help fulfill a prophecy of the Earth’s evolution as a higher density planet on which beings can live without the veil of forgetting; knowing who you are and why you have come, knowing non-separation, and with full free will too. Able to live with the love that is your birthright.

 It’s so hard for some of you to believe that. (pausing for a drink of water) Water. This Earth is a place of such blessings, amongst them, simple water. Air, light, fire. You were born into these elements, and they are a part of you. When you open to the elemental basis of yourself, it helps you to come back and know who you are. You are not a brain, you are Love (hand over his heart). We put it together, heart/mind, because the wonder of the human is that you have intelligence and the opportunity of free will choice. That means you can choose love or fear in any given moment. And in that choice, may awaken to the truth of who you are.

In that lifetime I was named Jeshua. It was not my first human lifetime. It was the first one you know about, but not the first one. In your Buddhist teachings you have the stories of the Buddha’s early lifetimes, the Jataka Tales. Well of course I had early lifetimes also, both on the earth plane and on other planes. So when you ask, who is Jeshua and what happened on these days of Good Friday and Easter Sunday, the human who came as Jeshua ben Joseph simply went through a transformation, releasing some of the heaviness of human density, and allowing myself more fully to enact the high energy and light that I truly am.

All of you, you’ve been here before. Who are you? Are you this human being, sitting in this chair? Who were you before you were born? Who will you be after you die? It’s constantly changing. What is the essence that holds it together?

I have a little experiment here. Let’s have 8 of you, any 8, who would like to come up. The ends of some of these candles are broken, so have care with them… I have 4 more candles… Anyone else like to participate? I think these 12 are all the candles in the box… Now I’m going to take the first candle and light it. Spread out enough that those in the back can see. I’m going to light this candle and pass it to you…

This is what we might call the Jeshua light; now it will become the N light. N is going to light D’s candle with it and then extinguish hers. I want you to watch the flame. D will light B’s and then extinguish hers. Watch the flame carefully. Now it’s burning from a red candle, and now it’s burning from a white candle, a pink candle, green candle, just as some of your inner flames sometimes burned in a black or white or brown or yellow or red body, male or female, short or tall. Watch the flame.

Each lifetime, a new candle. One flame. Now you all may sit down, and will you please hold up the candle (the last one lit); hold it up. Is there anything different in that flame than the flame with which we started? Is it the same flame or a different flame? Same flame or different flame? (Group: same flame) Same flame; different bodies. Do you understand the point I’m making?

The holy light that is the essence of you, the radiance and love that is the essence of you, this remains. Part of what I came to teach as Jeshua is that this light that you are cannot die. The body passes, just as the candles change. The light essence that you are can never die. In those days it was believed that when you died, that was it, you were gone. Some of the teachers of those days did not like what I taught because they did not believe that there was any essence that continued, any divine essence that could not perish.
Q: Soul?
Jeshua: The word “soul” gives the idea of something perhaps a bit more permanent than I have in mind, but what I am talking about here is this core of light that comes from the Father/Mother/Creator and expresses through you, in whatever form you are in that lifetime, and will never die. You are expression of that life, now expressing on this heavier-density planet. So the body may cease but the Light continues , and expresses from a new candle.

Actually, for Jeshua, the body did not completely die, because of the training I had to keep a spark of life going. To all perceptions, I was “dead”, but because my focus and energy were not on the outer forms but on the essence, from that essence I was able to rekindle the candle. So as I lay there in that cave “dead”, the consciousness continued. Pure awareness, noting this body, this inert body in which it rested, drew light and rekindled itself.

I had help. We had a triangulation of three caves and people toning in these caves, creating a triangle of energy that helped support my process drawn from my training. Enactment of this process was all our training. I could not have done it alone any more than we could sit here in this circle and have strong energy just with one person. You can feel my energy but…(static, recording stopped; he thinks his high energy as he raised his vibration a lot to demonstrate “feel my energy” did something to the recorder)

Jeshua: The recording stopped: I think we lost about 5 minutes. I will continue.

Barbara: Here, while reviewing, I have asked Jeshua to fill in a little of what we lost. He says this is very shortened and not exact.

You can feel my energy but also all the energy of the circle, that magnifies mine.

While within the crucifixion, there was pain, but also, I knew how to withdraw consciousness from the body. I did that in part, though not completely because I chose to have the human experience.

When I was carried into that cave, to the human eye I was dead, but I retained that spark of life and could rekindle it. The process has been lost, but you are on the path to relearning it. As humans, once you see a possibility, you know and trust it is possible, and then your belief system of “impossible” no longer blocks the manifestation. So I also came to demonstrate this continuation of Light.

There was no fear. I knew my essence could not die.

Remember being a child jumping, perhaps from a dock, into the water and the waiting parent’s arms. It was frightening to leap, but you also trusted the parent, that he or she would catch you. In time that leap ceased to frighten. In life, you are often invited to leap, and to trust the Love that will catch you.

Jeshua continuing from the audio transcript:

When you pass from the body, it’s just like that leap, leaping into the Father/Mother’s arms, the loving parent waiting to catch you safely; to hold you until you are ready to climb back on the dock and begin a new incarnation. And then you leap off again. Both ways it is a leap, into what you call birth and into death.,.

So yes, there was pain involved, but I also knew it was completely safe to die because I was not identified with the body; the light that I am could not be extinguished. The light is eternal.
The more you can touch on that light in the incarnation, to know it and rest there stably, the more fully you can bring forth your energy to invite a higher vibration of love on this heavier density plane, and to change this plane. The more you hold back, the more you become part of the fearful masses that weigh everything down. But that’s okay too. If you must do that, then do that for as long as you need to until you are ready to step past it. There is no right or wrong here, only each human holding the intention to help themselves and the whole Earth remember the— I am asking Aaron; I started to say “intrinsic”— is that the correct word, Aaron? The essence of light that you are. My English vocabulary is not completely up to date; sometimes I refer to Aaron for help on the vocabulary.

(walking among the group) So I love you all, and thank you for being here with me today. Know what you are and let go of the rest… Release limiting beliefs that do not serve you. Celebrate rebirth of all that is good and beautiful! Know that heart of love that is your essence.

Remember that we are brothers. I will not say don’t put me on a pedestal, but put yourself right up there with me. Or take us both off and let us just walk on the earth together. Either way is fine.

(to individual) Your beloved is so strongly with you, with us in this circle. (inaudible personal comments, long pause as he walks around, greeting each person) Let go of everything that is not light, and trust your radiance to shine forth… (continuing) Breathe… Fire needs a bit of air. (continuing) You also, breathe; like father, like son. Breathe… (continuing)

Our schedule had me talking until 4pm, and then the Mother. Within that talk there was supposed to be time for questions. I will leave it to you whether you want to spend some time with questions and have a much shortened darshan with the Mother, just an exchange of energy with little talking, or whether you wish me to end here and have the Mother come in here for the normal darshan. Is there a preference? (a show of hands; about equal) Since you are here for the Remembering Wholeness, I think these are enough words from me, and we’ll get together another time when we can talk longer.

I’m going to release the body to the Mother. Actually I’m going to release the body to Barbara so she can stretch a bit and change the chairs here and then start the darshan.

May you all experience the deep blessings of love that are your birthright in this human form. You were never promised that there would be no pain. You were promised that you have the capacity to transmute that pain into love. This is your human work, as it was my human work.
My love, my blessings. I release the body…

See Aaron’s teachings on: The Practice of Clear Light in the archives.

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