AH-SO ON FORMS OF DIVINATION
We have been asked to talk to you about certain sciences that are in
your world and which not everyone agrees with or believes. It is
thought it would be best (that) I deal with this subject since many of
them originated in what was my area of the world.
First, we wish you to understand that everything
works in harmony. The
vibrations set-off in one area affect vibrations in other areas. If
you think of interlocking wheels I believe you use them quite a lot in
your world these days (he meant cog-wheels and demonstrated their
movement with my fingers) they can pass energy quite a long way through
a series of interlocking wheels. It is much the same principle
applying throughout the sacred sciences. Vibrations and their
influences spread from one to the other, and so a star that is far away
may influence the life. Now I am talking about what you call astrology.
There are different types of astrology. Astrology rose in two parts of
the world independently over a long period of time. The two approaches
have been modified. Things never stay static or stay the same. They
are modified according to the intellect and understanding of the people
in that area. As so-called scientific discoveries in your world are
made so your understanding is changed and altered. As new stars are
found so fine tunings can be made in this science.
The approach to astrology in my part of the world was different to the
approach of yours. They were gone about in a different manner. The
interpretations have long since been written down and can easily be
disseminated and discovered by you. I will not go into interpretations
of this or that.
Many people discredit astrology by asking how
distant stars could
affect human beings. I said earlier that vibrations in one area affect
vibrations in another, the influence can be passed on. Of course, we
do not really need the system of cogs - in this area that was an
analogy which I hope will help to convey what I am trying to say.
The new-born baby will be born when there is a star-pattern that is
compatible with the baby's life-plan. The baby will be born when
conditions are right. The baby's life-plan must fit with the parents'
life-plan and the life-plan of any siblings. This affects not only the
moment of birth, but also the birth conditions. Whether it is early,
whether it is late, how difficult it is, etc.
When a baby is still-born or dies shortly after
birth, you may ask for
the reason for this. As usual, there is more than one reason. It may
be that the parents and siblings have this experience as part of their
life-plan. Sometimes the baby has simply changed during the period in
the womb. Something has happened to necessitate a change in life-plan
and so sort of revises what does take place.
In the case of short lives it is much the same
thing. You have a
life-plan of those around the child as well as that of the child. The
child decided to come for a short time - may be that particular soul
merely wanted to experience being in a physical body, and when that
experience has been satisfied, the soul sees no reason to carry on with
the physical existence. They are souls perhaps in a hurry, they have
realised that there is development on the other side but for some
reason they wanted to try a physical body, and when they have exhausted
that, they decide to carry on with their development. They will only
pick parents whose life-plan includes having a child for a short while.
There are other methods of personality divination, or of, shall we say,
fortune-telling, forecasting. And a well-known one is that of
numerology - the science of numbers and of vibrations.
Again, there are different systems and if you wish to become a
numerologist, then you should read around and find which system suits
you best. It is a similar thing. There are the vibrations that
affect, you may call them vibrations by star-patterns, you may call
them vibrations by numbers, you may call them by a few other names too.
You will 'key-in' with these things. You have systems using cards,
tarot cards or the ordinary playing cards. These are more short-term
than the previous ones. Astrology can cover a whole life-span.
Numerology can be used in various ways: It can pick out a person's
personality; it can particularly pick out vibrations of a group, of a
dwelling, or several things.
The methods with cards are mostly for forecasting
the future. They can
indicate people who will come, they can indicate the quality of
relationships, they can indicate events (to come).
Then you have even more short-term methods, which are not so hard to
practice. You may have tea-cup reading. In this there are some
set-down symbols, which are acknowledged. But this method in
particular, leaves open to the reader a lot of interpretations.
Because the reader looks at one pattern of the tea-leaves, and to
different people who look at the same tea-leaves they may suggest a
different things, different symbol, and even the same symbol being
picked by different people may be interpreted differently.
So you may ask what is their reliability and what is their purpose?
In all these systems there are things which are set and there are
things left to interpretation. Thus it is possible for a novice to
pick up some things accurately. The more one practices, the more fine
and subtle symbols, prognostications and what have you, can be picked
up coming down to finer details. If you like, it is rather like
drawing. The young child will first scribble, and then he will start
to colour in pictures. At first they will run over the lines, but they
will roughly fit the shape. Eventually they will not run over the
lines. The colours may be, shall we say, unusual. Eventually as your
world impinges itself on them they will refine their colours. And some
few people will develop a gift for drawing when they get beyond the
stage of colouring in.
So much in these methods depends on the skill of
the practitioner, and
much more depends on the psychic abilities of the practitioner. In all
these forms the most highly developed, the most accurate readers will
be those with a natural clairvoyant gift, a natural psychic ability.
Very often the method merely serves as a focussing point, as a method
of getting the person "out-of-the-way" so that the information may come
through. By focussing, by, perhaps doing their calculations, by
holding the tea-cup or dealing the cards, you are in a way getting the
person's mind occupied with something else, and then the information
can come through.
The biggest bar to psychic development is the
person's own mind -
putting the mind out of the way. These methods have grown up over the
years, as attempts largely on our part, to do this, so that we can get
through. It is in much the same way, some people will go through a
ritual before we can speak through them as a medium. Some societies
have needed very elaborate rituals, others need less. This medium goes
through her own ritual. It may not be obvious as a ritual to other
people but it is one that seems compatible between us and helps to
strengthen our link.
Next, you may ask, if we are born with a life-plan
what is the purpose
of knowing ahead what is going to happen? Are things set definitely in
the stars? Can we avoid troubles if we are warned ahead of time? It
depends. Nothing is set - this is one of our reasons for working in -
through - you. We want you to understand that nothing is set. What
may apply for one person, may or may not apply to another. And so it
is with these indications of the life's plan.
There are things which some people may be able to
alter or to avoid.
There are some things which you cannot. There are other things in
which you may be able to mitigate the effects, if you can be assured
that all is well. You see, it is easier for us to give you
information, to strengthen our links with you if you maintain some
degree of calmness. Any sense of panic, fear, distress, affects your
aura - it vibrates differently and makes it difficult for us to contact
you. It makes it difficult for you to feel our presence, to feel our
love and concern for you. You lose the contact with that inner
joyousness that is deep within you, so if you can understand what the
tendencies are in your life-plan, you may be re-assured. But, as I
have said, nothing is set. It may be that you can change (something).
For this you need to be able to contact all layers of your mind. You
need to be able to contact the super-conscious, your conscious and your
sub-conscious and the layers in between. Very often these three
consciousnesses are spoken about as though they were completely
separate, they are not, they blend. It is like a slot that you can
move up and down. But if you can make that slot bigger so that you can
contact all the layers, you can then change the life-plan.
Sometimes the super-consciousness knows something and is unwilling to
have something changed by the other layers. Sometimes there is
something in the sub-conscious which may have been there from before
your birth. It may be something that has developed during your life as
part of your re-action to your life-circumstances. To change something
major in your life-plan, you need to be able to get those layers that
are out of your conscious ken to change - I am almost tempted to use
the word 'agree' to change it.
you need to have had a practitioner who can speak
certainty and this will be your problem - knowing whether you have been
given the full truth and often that will be the obstacle to changing.
You will doubt and you will question. There may be part of you that
will say 'I don't believe it'. And, of course, there are occasions
when that will be correct, there has been some misinformation.
Sometimes you will be insistent on a certain part of your life actions
and, for reasons known to your higher consciousness, you will stick to
it in spite of warnings. This is when you know but you need that
Of course, the one ultimate prognostication, the
fore-casting is 'Everything will be all right'. In the ultimate
longest term, longest run, you, the inner you, the inner joyousness
will be all right. But you are concerned with your material life. And
we agreed to give these methods to the world so that you can receive
some help during your journey. But we are trying to bring this
understanding that nothing is wholly, definitely set unless you, on all
your levels, want it so. You may, on your conscious level, resist
something in your material world, because you have lost the
understanding from your higher consciousness. When you have calmness,
you can find the understanding warped, you will be able to accept, and
the more highly developed and skilled practitioners of these arts can
give you that understanding. If you feel it necessary to resort to
these methods, take what is given, and realise the limitations. The
greatest understanding is what you can get yourself by contact with
your higher consciousness.
We understand that often reassurance is needed and
we try to provide
it. When we provide direct, through someone who does not need to use a
method, or when we can get through direct inspiration, it is possible
to bring through other things, more subtle. This is the method by
which it is possible to really prove to you that there is no death.
And this is why we are keen and anxious to give you opportunities to
develop these gifts if you have them and do not be distressed if you
think you do not have these gifts, you bring other gifts to us.
People who do not manifest gifts are those who bring energy to enable
others to do so. So you, too, are just as vital as important as they.
Now, we have some difficulties with your rain (it was raining heavily
and the sound nearly drowned out voices). If you have questions we
will do our best to answer. The medium has especially asked tonight,
when you ask a question, please to also write it down because we may
have problems transcribing what you say. If you have a question to
ask, please do so.
Guy: If one wants some change in the
life-plan and not knowing the
life-plan, wants some particular event to come into their life, the old
method is to pray for it. Now prayer, is probably the most effective
means of communicating through all the layers of consciousness. In
other words, that would be the answer why prayers are answered and why
prayers are effective.
Ah-So: It depends largely on the prayer and
the type of prayer. It
also depends on what you mean by prayer. Endlessly repeating a string
of words without feeling behind them is not very effective. It can be
effective if it leads to a change of consciousness, but mindless
repetition of words is not true prayer. Holding a picture in the mind
may be conceived of as a type of prayer. It is the quality of holding
that is of importance. You may have mindless daydreams, I am not
talking of those. To hold a picture of what you want calmly in your
mind, gently perhaps, is what I want, with the feeling of Godness with
it. Not necessarily with a concept of a God, not necessarily repeating
the word 'God'. I hope those of you who have been with us for a while
will understand that God has no set form. The formless Godness is the
highest concept we can give you. To, let us say, present this picture
to the Godness, without imposing your will, gently, I do not like the
word 'humbly', but that has some of the connotations of what I want to
say. Not grovelling, but with love towards the highest self, towards
the Godness. That is true prayer and that is the effective one.
Naturally, the smaller, less significant areas of life are the ones
easiest to alter. The classic one would be your need to find a parking
spot. The more important areas of your life, perhaps the time of
death, will be harder for you to control. Again, I hope you will
understand 'harder' is in inverted commas, because it is your material
concept. Does that satisfactorily answer your question?
Guy: Yes, thank you.
Garry: Regarding that prayer for a parking
spot. Is there any payment
due on our part for that parking spot, or is the visualising actively
and the work put into that visualisation all that is involved? Is the
work you do in visualising it paid off by that parking spot? Or is
there a further payment due, as like the Devil's agreement concept,
where you trade something for something you need?
Ah-So: No. We believe the work you put in is
the payment enough.
These trivialities as we think of them, can be used as steps in your
development. But if you do this, remember too, that there may be
someone with a greater need for that parking spot. These trivialities
you may regard as being paid for by the work you put into them. Do not
latch on to this concept of something having to be paid for. Think
rather of the freedom of your spirit. It is all you anyway. If you
latch onto this concept of something having to be paid for, you may,
unnecessarily, punish yourself. Accept all in a spirit of joyousness,
because there have been many times in your life, when you have done
something for which you have not been rewarded. It all balances out in
the end. You do not need to worry about paying or reciprocity. Does
that feel right for you?
Garry: Yes, it does. The question was
brought about by my
mother-in-law saying you will have to pay for that when I visualised
parking in Sydney and ended up having to walk about a mile in 35o
to get to where I wanted to go. The similarity of a tree growing: it
sometimes shades a tree below it, where it grows. But you shouldn't be
annoyed because it grows there, just because it shades the tree below.
The tree is no better or worse because of it. As an analogy with the
ecology, even though it symbolises the person who visualises and uses
their imagination to secure a parking space, that person is not any
lesser or higher than the one who misses out on a parking place,
although the people are different.
Ah-So: That was very well said. Thank you.
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