My main task tonight is to say 'thank you' to you all for your support
during the year. We have had a disturbed year but we expect from now
that things will settle down and we will be able to build on the
foundation that has been laid this year. The success of much that we
have been able to bring through has been due to those of you who come
regularly and sit with us. We note that you have put some topics
together on the list for us and we expect to get into that next year.
You are at liberty to put down any topic you wish to have discussed at
any time. As we have said to you before, if you don't keep up the
supply of topics you will get what we are interested in and that might
get a bit monotonous for you because our interests on this side lie in
slightly different directions to the interest of those of you in the
material world. From your point of view it might be a little one-sided
perhaps. So we need input from you, just as you need output from us.
We work best, we think, when there is a two-way interaction between the
sitters and us and this is our way of inducing that interaction. We
hope next year to also introduce more regular rescue circles and also
more regular evenings for your own development, and we would remind
those of you who have not yet done so, to bring some sort of notebook.
We suggest one with a spiral backing because it opens and folds flat
and is easiest to write on. You don't need a large one but don't bring
a very small one, otherwise your writing will be cramped.
This is our last circle for the year and I look around you and I see a
definite solidifying or firming of the circle around you. There is now
a much stronger link and the circle joining you up and it should be
much easier in the future for us to link up with new people coming.
Until now this has been a bit split up and fractionated, now it is
forming quite strong links and firming. It is a golden one.
I look at you and I can see that you have each developed and
strengthened in your way.
(Some general comments to the sitters)
As this is the last circle in our own group, and the Christmas season
is approaching, although its vibrations are not being fully felt in
your world yet, we thought it appropriate to say a few words about the
meaning of your festival, which you call Christmas.
It was instituted in celebration of the man you call the Christ. We
think that by now you have some understanding of what the Christ is,
that level of consciousness which exists before the level of the union
with the Godness. The man you call the Christ is a clear
representation of that Christ consciousness centre. Christ
consciousness is not the formal, set, name for it. We use this phrase
with you because you call the founder of your dominant religion, The
Christ, and he is a representative of that area. And so the title we
use for that area comes from your world. Where another religion is
dominant it would be called some variation but still being the concept
that religion uses. It is a surface name rather than the set
We hope that by now you understand that there are no set or formal
ideas in the Spirit World, but what you experience here will be the
result of your own set ideas and beliefs. Remember that after a while
(I cannot say after a time because time does not exist here, neither
does it in your world but that's another talk), after a while your set
ideas and beliefs start to fade, and when that happens then you can
progress into the higher realms of the Spirit World. But remember, as
we keep reminding you, and we must make sure you do not forget, that
there is really no higher or lower. We use this kind of phrase in
order to get these concepts across to you.
It is really a concept we cannot put through to you while you are in
your material world, because your logic keeps getting in the way. So
please understand, when I talk in terms of direction, it is a poor way
of attempting to explain what is happening. But you have these
concepts and we will use them.
So the coming festival is in celebration of this man, who was a
representative of the Christ consciousness. We are of the opinion that
it doesn't really matter who he was. It doesn't really matter when he
was born, or when he died. What matters is that there was such an
Incarnation. What matters is that certain teachings were passed on to
The world has changed since then, and for many of you it is difficult
to reconcile many of these teachings with the world as you now find
yourselves in. For your protection we suggest that you follow your
societies' traditions and customs, but that you always remember that
this is a joke. The joke is that it is also immaterial. You are
children playing with toys. Don't forget there is a University over
here to which you will come.
Play the game, why not? You are put in your setting for certain
reasons known only to your inner selves. Those reasons may come into
your conscious mind but usually they do not. So do not worry about it,
but play your game to the best of your ability and in the way that you
think fit. It does not matter, we think, whether the festival of the
Christ falls on the correct date or not. What matters is that you
celebrate that incarnation. What matters is that for a short time
there is good will on earth. That good will is a reflection of the
good will that you will experience over here if your mind and hearts
are open to it. If you come here with set ideas of what is over this
side, if you come here with set ideas of how virtuous you have been,
with how right you have been, that your religion is the only true
religion, and similar set ideas, you will not feel that good will. In
order to feel that good will, you have to give it. And if you have set
and rigid ideas about right and wrong you are not giving good-will, and
therefore, you will not receive or feel it.
So the institution of your Christmas is to remind you of that good
will, and we understand you have your traditions of giving presents and
you are so busy because the shops will be closed and you must stock up
with food and you must get everything organised and it is a lot of
work. And so often, and so often, the real meaning and purpose
underneath gets forgotten. We, too, grieve about this, but there is a
still that feeling of good-will and so the purpose of Christmas is
still not fully lost.
We appeal to you, through all the busy-ness of the coming season, and
the excitement and the worries and activities, try to keep a little
centre within you. Try to keep that centre of calmness that is
carrying the good-will about with it all the time. In this way you can
pass on to others what you have gained. You do not do it in words or
openly. But others will benefit from you just by being near you.
Adopt a joyousness to life. Welcome life and its challenges, and its
fears and its worries. We cannot promise you an easy life when you
come into this philosophy. Many people expect that because they adopt
a certain religion their life will, in future, be all smooth and
flowing and happy and light. Such a life would miss an opportunity for
growth and development, for strengthening you. Life is challenge. Go
out and meet it.
I will bid you good night. Please bear with us for a few moments.
(There was a pause for a few moments, then Verna came through.)
I remember the festival of lights at Christmas time, candles, and I
hope tonight to place a lighted candle over each one of you. You, in
this circle, are candles at Christmas time.
I have come with a prayer that the candles I have lit within you will
glow throughout the coming year. They will give you the guidance and
the love and all the rest. And, as the year passes, may it burn
brighter and not burn lower. They are eternal candles and can burn as
long as you wish to feel the light burning within you.
We have a different approach from our friend who was here just now
(Ah-So), what we are calling the candle is what he was calling the
centre of calmness within you. My picture of a candle burning steadily
in a still room, shedding its light around.
Candles are especially associated with Christmas, although these days
you have a different type of candle which doesn't flicker and makes
light still (electric candles). But the candles I have lit will burn
as steadily and gently. Remember the candle in your heart as often as
You may feel your candle is really extinguished when your material
concerns are dominating, or perhaps if you have slipped behind the aims
you made. But I promise you, the spark will always be there and when
you regain your composure, you only have to think of my candle and it
will flare up again, as bright as ever.
Never revile yourself if you feel you have slipped. You are earthly,
you are not ideal. If you were perfect you would not be alive in your
world. Accept yourself. Remember, you, too, are an incarnation of the
Godness. Only you do not know it. When I use the word 'know' I mean
that sure certainty within. We can tell you about this and you will
know what we mean. But when the sure certainty burns with you, then
you will be capable of many things you do not dream to bring about.
We hope that through our meetings you are gaining some of this, at
least a small understanding about your world and the Spirit World. We
hope that you will not be afraid when you come to join us. We hope you
will not be hidebound with many set ideas as many people are when they
come over here, because, whatever conception you have, you will find it
My peace and blessings be left with you.
(Verna left and then Sertorius came through.)
This is the first time that we have brought through more than one
person (in an evening). It is a sign that we are strengthening links
and we are becoming more competent.
In some ways your festival of Christmas is similar to some of the
festivals that we had, in terms of eating and drinking and so on. We
had some good times and there is no reason why you shouldn't enjoy
yourselves at your festival either. I do not decry that. But you have
the added dimension of love and good-will to one another. What a pity
it cannot be there all year round.
I'm just remembering, forgive me. We had some good old times. Your
festival can be viewed in two - not parts - there are two approaches to
it. There is the spiritual one and there is the material one. We have
stressed frequently during the year that you need a balanced life. You
need to look after the material aspects and you need to look after the
spiritual aspects, one should not be sacrificed to the other.
But where the expression of the spiritual may be making your material
life, not so much dangerous, but perhaps a little hindering it, when it
perhaps may expose you to ridicule or other negative emotions, then we
do recommend that you keep it quiet, keep the two (aspects of life) a
little bit apart. Do not let negativity be hurled at your candle or
your calmness. If you cannot avoid certain people, keep quiet about
your beliefs. But also seek out those people with whom you can share.
You must take care of yourselves, but in doing so do not harm others.
Sometimes you need to walk a razor's edge in this. It can be a very
narrow edge. You really need the scales of justice on your side to be
able to judge at times, where the priorities lie. Sometimes it may be
the other person's priorities are greater than yours, and sometimes it
may be yours. Try always to look at the whole scene to make a balanced
Balance is important in your lives. While you are in the material
world, balance one against the other. And also when you join us over
here you will still find a balance to be held, the balance between
helping your loved ones and your own progress here. As the
non-existent time passes, for want of a better phrase for it, the
material world will slip away and you will go on to the further reaches
of the Spirit World. But while there is material and spiritual
(aspects) you must keep the balance in your life. If you are to
develop a gift, you will be placed in circumstances that will allow you
to express it. Until you are in those circumstances be patient. Do
not rush or force things, the plan is there. It may be that you will
develop that gift only when you come to this side. Because you have a
certain gift, it does not necessarily mean that it will be developed in
your world. There are many expressions and eternity is a long time.
Even though it doesn't exist. We must constantly remind you of that
and you may get tired of hearing this reminder. You may say we know
that, we've heard it, we've heard it. But if we do not keep on
bringing it up and reminding you, there will still be the tendency to
slip back into that way of thinking. This is why we will keep on
reminding you as we are using these phrases because they are concepts
you can understand.
You see, my talk tonight was more on the material aspects, to provide
balance against my previous colleagues. But consideration must be
given for one and for the other, and that includes your Self.
My friends, I will leave you and my gift to you is strength. You need
strength when you come into this philosophy and I pray that you will
always have it to call on. And having strength does not necessarily
mean that you have to fight or dominate. Sometimes it is the strongest
person who can back down.
And so I leave you with this gift of strength, and remember, no matter
what happens, ultimately you will always be safe, even if the physical
body is destroyed. You, the real you within, will always be safe.
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