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On Human Relations, part 3: . . . . . . Man–Woman Equality

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Let’s talk about the relationship between man and woman. I will open the consideration with an excerpt from Lao Russell from her beautiful book “GOD WILL WORK WITH YOU BUT NOT FOR  YOU.”  It follows quite naturally her husband’s article in my previous post on the Law of Balance. Mind you, this was written in 1955, and it is still current with world conditions of today. Enjoy her simplicity and clarity.

Man-Woman Equality

This chapter is addressed to the many advanced thinkers who are fully aware of the great world danger which civilization is now facing.

All such mystic thinkers also know that civilization need not fall if we but know how to unite mankind into one Being with but the one purpose of manifesting the love principle of Nature, instead of the fear and hate principle which he now manifests.

God’s universe is balanced. That is why it is unified and continuous. That is why it will endure forever and cannot fall.

Man’s universe is badly unbalanced. That is why it is disunited and transient. That is why it must repeatedly fall.

When grave danger confronts anyone, or the world, one wants to know what to do about it. If he does not know what to do to save himself he is helpless to avoid the danger.

World thinkers can save civilization if they know more about God’s ways and processes which alone can save man if applied in time. The great cause of world unbalance is the disunity caused by the practice of inequality in God’s divided pairs which He created equal. These inequalities are many. They could not be balanced in centuries–and that would be too late.

The principle inequality which is again destroying civilization is the man-woman inequality. That is the prime cause of world failure which underlies all other causes. That cause could be remedied in time to unite the whole world as one if world thinkers, both men and women, would do something about it now, right now before the next election takes place, and not twenty years from now.

The world resists change. It insists upon continuing the same old mistakes until the resultant suffering becomes too heavy. It has got to change, however, in respect to its man-woman equality or be self-condemned to another state of chaos.

The world cannot change unless individuals change. Each man must equalize woman spiritually in his own life, in his home, his business and his government. Until woman is thus exalted the tensions of inequality will destroy every civilization which man attempts to build alone.

Every woman should insist upon mental equality with men in all governing and managerial capacities, and when competent women are nominated for high office, I am confident men would feel it their duty and pleasure to vote for them to begin equalization of international affairs. I say this because each time I have mentioned this man-woman idea to a great man he has wholeheartedly and enthusiastically been in accordance with this principle.

It will always be impossible for humans to build an enduring civilization until it equalizes its man-woman Mind power. If world thinkers would but realize that, they would be aroused to action in beginning to bring equalization into being. God created this world for men and women, not for men alone, nor for women alone. He created them equally as mates just as He created all pairs and all forces equally. This is an electrically sex-divided universe. The two electrical workers which create this universe are male and female. Each are equal. One does as much as the other in creating every particle of matter in the universe. Without that electrical equality in expressed force we would have a very wobbly, and dangerously unbalanced universe of badly distorted forms.

We will continue to have a badly distorted, disunited and wobbly civilization until men and women world thinkers begin to equalize the two sexes so that there can be a marriage of unity in the world which will produce balance in world actions instead of distortions.

Motherless children vitally need a mother. No matter how sincerely or eagerly a father tries to become both mother and father, he is never able to fulfill both necessities.

This motherless world likewise needs a mother. The father is trying to fulfill both offices but the more he tries to function as both, the greater is the disaster to the world family.

Lao continues in an historical vein to describe how we have evolved from primitive man.  In that era, the hunter-gatherer was the male’s identity and role, while the female’s identity was centered around food preparation and clothing fabrication from skins. Survival was the prime concern that shaped the life-style of this primitive emerging civilization. This inevitably led to killing of other tribesmen when survival was at stake, leaving the women to “weep at the foot of the cross,” as Lao put it in Biblical context, referring of course to the crucifixion of Jesus, a custom that has survived to this day of war-mongering men who kill one another to preserve their own version of “freedom,” again leaving women to weep at the side of their men’s coffins.

In time, she goes on to say, man eventually began to “discover woman as a mental mate and took her to wife and consulted with her, but condescendingly.” This recognition alone elevated the whole status of civilization to higher levels. She then made this significant observation:

The country which gave the greater recognition to the matehood idea of man and woman progressed rapidly beyond those countries which glorified man and suppressed their women. Likewise, every individual man who learned to love a woman because of her mental matehood with him, as well as her physical, progressed beyond all men who looked upon her as woman alone.

This level of recognition, Lao points out, merely gained women a concession and not an equal right alongside men. Even in winning the right to vote, it was nothing more than the right to vote for man.  Men remained master and lord, the one who must be obeyed.

Pagan man made man the master of women, and ruler of the world. Even the pagan God concept was male-and still is. God, the Father, has never been the generally accepted Father-Mother of His equally divided fathers and mothers of Creation. Man the conqueror, the killer of man for the possessions of man, the pirate and trader in slaves, the exploiter and builder of empires, built this world in his own carnal image. He built it for man and glorified himself as the killer of the sons of man, while women wept.

Man has always crucified love on the cross of his own self-glory by the killing of men; and women have always wept at the foot of the cross, as they wept when men crucified the Nazarene while all but one of His disciples who professed to love Him, deserted Him.

TWO WOMEN AND ONE MAN STOOD WITH JESUS TO THE END

There were actually three who stood at the foot of the cross: Jesus’s soul mate and wife Mary Magdalene, John the Beloved upon whose shoulders the Master place His mantle of authority, and Mary the mother of Jesus. It is significantly telling that there were two women and only one man.  John the Beloved was more than just any man.  He was a well integrated Man with both masculine and feminine energies balanced in his humanity. And Mary Magdalene was more than just any woman.  She also was an integrated human being with her masculine energies just as available to her as her feminine, which is why Peter and some of the other male apostles didn’t like her. She was the Apostle of apostles, the only one of his disciples who knew Jesus at his core being.  There was no separation between them, even after he ascended to his Father. Wherever Mary went Jesus went. Whenever she spoke Jesus spoke.

I truly believe, as author Cynthia Bourgeault goes to great and profound ends to present in her timely and important book The Meaning of MARY MAGDALENE — discovering the woman at the heart of Christianity, that this reuniting of man and woman was the sole purpose of their mutual and timely visitation, and at a most critical and pivotal moment in the history of Mankind.

The Great Redemption and Reparation has been accomplished. The broken relationship between man and woman has been repaired. Mankind has been redeemed from its state of separation and war between the sexes.  What’s keeping us from enjoying our salvation and getting on with life as it was intended and designed to be from the beginning and restored to its natural divine order and beauty by Jesus and Mary Magdalene?

Now there’s a book every Christian needs to read . . . would be restored to sanity by reading.  For the state of Christianity today is one of utter insanity and impotence. Little wonder people are leaving their father’s religion behind.

OUR HOUSE IS FALLING DOWN AROUND US

It’s time we took a closer look at the state of our humanity.  We are a race divided, and we will not withstand the apocalyptic changes that are afoot for all of Mankind. And by apocalyptic I mean what the word implies literally: REVELATION.  All things both good and evil are even now being revealed via social networking and the blessed internet. What a timely gift that is proving to be! Check out this video by THRIVE about the current state of the global economy and the banking system. It’s all collapsing around itself. The man-made currency system, made for men by men, is bankrupt and in utter failure . . . and  I don’t mean to insinuate that women have not been involved and behind those men pushing them on to make more money for greater security and wealth. No, both sexes bear equal responsibility for this deplorable state of our economy and our world . . . and our days are numbered.  Brace yourselves for a revelation of the truth.  For even as an old world is collapsing, a new and true world is emerging. The media just doesn’t find that news profitable.

Because of the timely and crucial nature of the topic in this chapter in Lao Russell’s book, I intend to share the bulk of the remaining chapter in the next couple of posts.  I will publish them a week apart.  Thank you for reading and following my blogs. I would love to share your own thoughts on these matters. Write me.

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On Human Relations, part 2: The Law of Balance

 “The Law of Balance is the Law of Love upon which the universe is founded.” (Walter Russell)

My Chorale PicI’ve been away from my blogging for a few weeks due to preparations for a workshop that had to be cancelled for close family health reasons. I hope you enjoyed my last posts on this blog and on my Health Light Newsletter on the theme of balancing and harmonizing the chakras and endocrine energy fields. If you haven’t had an opportunity to read those posts, they are still available in the archives.

In this post we will continue our consideration of human relations, sharing some of the wisdom of Walter and Lao Russell. In Part 1, we started addressing the question: What is Love? In this post I will focus the consideration on balance, the essential ingredient of all successful, creative, and, therefore, healthy relationships.

Reading Walter and Lao’s books – THE MESSAGE OF THE DIVINE ILIAD and GOD WILL WORK WITH YOU BUT NOT FOR YOU respectively – I was profoundly touched by this couple’s powerfully creative and fruitful relationship.  They were truly in Love together.  I would like to take this opportunity to share with my readers excerpts from these books that will give you a feel for the cosmic basis of their relationship. I hope you will enjoy reading them as much as I do. Rarely does one find clear expressions of universal truths in timeless words. I love that about Walter and Lao’s writings.

Walter Russell

Walter Russell

THE LAW OF BALANCE

THE LAW OF BALANCE is the Law of Love upon which the universe is founded. This law is given to man for his coming renaissance of greater comprehension. It is, of all laws, the inclusive and the most simple. It consists of but three words. These three words are the very foundation of all our material existence, all phenomena of matter or interchange between humans, economically, socially and spiritually.

I will read to you from THE DIVINE ILIAD:

“Great art is simple. My universe is great art, for it is simple.

“Great art is balanced. My universe is consummate art, for it is balanced simplicity.

“My universe is one in which many things have majestic measure; and again another many have measure too fine for sensing.

“Yet I have not one law for majestic things, and another law for things which are beyond the sensing.

“I have but one law for all My opposed pairs of creating things; and that law needs but one word to spell it out, so hear Me when I say that the one word of My one law is 

                                                  BALANCE.

And if man needs two words to aid him in his knowing of the workings of that law, those words are

                                BALANCED INTERCHANGE.

If man still needs more words to aid his knowing of My one law, give to him another one, and let those three words be

                      RHYTHMIC BALANCED INTERCHANGE.”

Balance is the foundation of all human relations, of the universe itself. The stars of heaven move in obedience to it. They cannot do otherwise. Cosmic disaster of untold dimension would follow such disobedience. The starry universe is so absolute in its balance that the movement of a dewdrop on anyone planet necessitates the readjustment of the orbits of all the stars of heaven to that microcosmic event. Because of that law all happenings are universal. Any action anywhere is extended for repetition everywhere. All motion is as omnipresent as the Light of God is omnipresent. All effect is universal.

God is balance. From the stillness of His balance in the unconditioned One Light, He extends His balance to the conditioned universe of motion as two opposite unbalanced conditions of two lights which seek balance through each other.

“NATURE NEVER TAKES THAT WHICH IS NOT GIVEN”

Oppositely-conditioned pairs in Nature seek balance through each other by repeatedly giving all that each has to give to the other in rhythmic sequences. In Nature this process continues perpetually because in Nature all givings of one are perpetually balanced by equal regivings of the other. Nature never takes that which is not given.

This universe is founded upon love as manifested in the giving of one opposite to the other for regiving. The earth gives its forests to the heavens and the heavens give them back again to earth for equal regiving. Every dewdrop given by the heavens is equally regiven to the heavens by the earth.

Equal interchange between opposite conditions manifests the love principle of balance upon which God’s universal body is founded. Whatever is true of God’s universal body is true of man’s body. It is the equality of balance between the giving and regiving of Nature which makes its transactions perpetual. The lack of the love principle of rhythmic balanced interchange in the transactions of men is the reason for the ills of the body and for the disasters which make continuance of relations between men impossible.

The seller of goods is also a buyer. If the seller gives less to his customers than the value of what he charges, he deprives his customer of the ability to regive that which the seller needs to again become a seller. By sacrificing the good-will which is the foundation of continuance in any business, the love principle has been subtracted from the transaction in the measure of inequality of interchange.

Neither man nor nation can continue an interchange of relations upon a harmonious basis of multiplying power when the universal love principle is violated. The law of balance is absolute. He who breaks that law will be equally broken by it.

If each of the two conditions which forms the basis for every transaction between pairs of opposites in Nature can be kept in balance with the other, the resultant effect is good. When they are out of balance with each other, the resultant effect is bad.

Good and bad — sin and evil — measure the degree in which all pairs of oppositely-conditioned effects of motion are either in balance with each other or out of it. In all our human relations we, ourselves, make our own good and bad, or evils and sins, by our desires and decisions to act either in or out of balance with Universal Law.

There is no sin or evil in Nature, for Nature observes the law of balance. Every unbalanced effect in Nature is balanced by its opposite unbalanced effect.

The play of Creation consists of dividing all ideas into two opposite parts. What each half does in relation to the other half constitutes the play. Such divisions into halves are male and female—buyer and seller—positive and negative—compression and expansion, and countless other divisions of ideas into unbalanced pairs for the purpose of expressing those ideas.

Whatever these opposed pairs do in any transaction results in an effect. All human relations are thus divided, and transactions between humans results in either good or bad effects which we call happiness or misery in accordance with whether the transaction is balanced or unbalanced. Man can make whichever he chooses. He can make happiness, success, wealth, friendship and health only by obeying the law. He can never find them by disobeying the law.

For aeons mankind has been breaking the law in an endeavor to find happiness, wealth and power. Civilization has been built by the unbalanced power of might-over-right. Nations have enriched themselves by impoverishing other nations, expecting to find happiness by giving misery—expecting to attain power by depriving others of power. Without any exception, those who have broken the law have been equally broken by the law. This war-broken world of today is the result of yesterday’s breaking of the law.

IT’S ABOUT CONSCIOUS LIVING, ISN’T IT?

It is a challenge to be consciously aware — “mindful” is the word these days — of what I am doing day in and day out. For example, we go to the grocery store so frequently that it has become part of our routine in life. So routine is this activity that it can almost be done without thinking. I simply read my grocery list, collect what I need into my cart and check out at the cashier’s counter. I bring my groceries home, put them away and take them out later to prepare a meal. I sit down to eat my meal then rise to wash my dishes and clean up the kitchen. All this I can do, have done, without giving a single thought to all that has gone before, all the people who make my daily meals at all possible.

For example, there’s the farmer who grew the vegetables — which come from our own garden this time of year, “Thank you Mother God and the good earth and worms and microorganisms!” — the packager who shipped them to the super market, the truck driver who drove all night to get the produce to the grocer, the grocer himself who provided the store and stocked it with groceries. Then there’s the stock boy who placed the apples and oranges on display, the company who made the grocery cart for me to gather my groceries and cart them up to the cashier. Then there’s the cashier who checks me out and collects my payment, and the bagging boy who puts my groceries into bags so that I can carry them home. Then there’s the ” butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker,” along with the workers who packaged the bread, the meat and the candlesticks — all of this done for my convenience, to make my life enjoyable and less stressful. And we could go on to include the transportation system — our automobiles and the petroleum needed to run them — but I’ll stop there.  It’s called “Community.” How many people am I consciously aware of who are in some small and large way involved in just my daily meals? Well, if I am consciously aware of them, whoever they are, when I give my money to the cashier for my groceries, then that act of paying for what has been given to me can take on a much larger meaning that isn’t otherwise in my consciousness when I am acting mindlessly out of habit and routine, and maybe complaining about the rising cost of things. How much more fun there is in being mindful!  And thankful!

Sometimes I think of all this and a deep sense of appreciation whelms up in my heart.  It can’t help but whelm up. My payment, then, becomes a means of giving so that the grocer and so many others can continue giving — never mind whether or not they are mindful of the Law of Balance and of their participation in it or lack thereof.  If I am, then they are too, because what I do here is done everywhere. We are one Body of humanity! Let me be conscious for the whole Body.

Our needs are not that great. Our wants are what get us into trouble with the Law of Balance.

I practiced for fourteen years back in the 1960-70’s, along with other colleagues, without a fee for our services. It was called the “GPC Cooperative Fee System.”  The acronym stood for “God–Patient–Chiropractor.” The rationale was that God gives life freely to the patient and the chiropractor alike, so what right does the chiropractor have to charge a fee for helping his patients increase their experience of life?  That’s what true healthcare does, or is at least supposed to do: increase the expression of life in human beings. What price could we honestly place on that?! Health and life are priceless. So we didn’t charge for it, and God came through in providing for our needs. (And when you stop to think about it honestly, our needs are not that great. Our wants are what get us into trouble with the Law of Balance. Think about it. )

We practiced this way in order to align ourselves with the Universal Law of Giving and Receiving. In order to awaken my patients to the this law, I would often say “The patient just leaving the office paid for your services today. You can pay for the person following you, if you like.” Well, it wasn’t true, at least not in a conscious sense. But it was the fact, nevertheless, that we were able to continue giving our services to others because the ones who went before gave to us financially so that we could keep the clinic open and buy groceries in order to sustain our bodies.  Those were the best years of my entire career as a healthcare practitioner. We had so much fun waking people up to the truth and spirit of the Law of Balance. It was also an education in how little value people in general placed on our services and, more to the point, were willing to invest in the health and wellness of their own house of being.  Far more value is placed on the kind of automobile one drives, and keeping it in good running condition, and the quality and comfort of one’s domicile. We averaged around $9 per office visit — but we saw and blessed between fifty and a hundred patients every day!  Just thought I would cap this post off with a little story of my own. We are missing out on a marvelously rewarding experience mindlessly giving just to get something for ourselves from others. We can’t actually do that, you know, for there are no “others.” There’s only the One I am.

Until my next post, in which I will share some of Lao Russell’s wise words on personal relationships, I wish you well.

Anthony Palombo, D.C.

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Apocalypse of Light 2013, Part 4: Divine Economics page 3 — Reciprocity and Compensation

LAYING UP TREASURE IN HEAVEN

Tony's pictureIn a previous post I related how at our clinic in Baton Rouge, La. years ago we offered healthcare on a “giving basis,” allowing patients to give within their means for services received.  We had a high volume patient flow with a low volume cash flow.  The compensation wasn’t always balanced by the priceless worth of the services we offered.  Health in itself is priceless. In an effort to help patients understand the spirit of our Cooperative Fee System, often I would say “Your visit was paid for by the person who just left. You can pay for the person coming behind you.”  Precious few really caught the vision; most couldn’t quite make such a radical shift in their customary way of paying for services received.

One peculiarity I noted was how people tended to place more monetary value on a chiropractic adjustment than on an attunement, which was viewed as a form of “spiritual” healing and was therefore somehow exempt from monetary consideration — quite understandably, I will add.  The experience of sharing an attunement is priceless.  We simply do not know how to measure priceless spiritual gifts by material standards — and in truth we really can’t.  How do you reciprocate to God, for example, and compensate Him for the gift of life, other than with the spiritual currency of a life well lived in expressed love for God and one’s neighbor?  

On the subject of reciprocity and compensation, my friend and follower I mentioned in the last post offered this perspective in his comments to a previous blog post, referring to a question the founder of the attunement service, Uranda (Lloyd A. Meeker), once posed: 

From the  divine standpoint, I don’t think reciprocity in kind is the rule and more importantly there is a vertical dimension to this which is negotiated only by an exchange of spiritual substance. Your article caused me to remember Uranda’s pointed question, “How much is an attunement worth?” And he went on by degrees to suggest there really wasn’t compensation enough in human terms for an attunement.  But, of course, according to our response, so is it established unto us. Some may give much but it is little enough of what they have to give; some may give little but it is all they have to give. The considerations are not material but spiritual substance.

If I look at my own life from human appearances it’s easy to suppose I gave up far more materially than I ever gained by reason of spiritual expression. . . .   What [one has to] understand is that I have spent my life ‘laying up treasure in heaven.’  That’s the vertical dimension of divine economics and it can only be understood in terms of the generation of spiritual substance as the primary purpose for our being in this world.

We generate spiritual substance when the spirit of God is allowed to move upon the face of the waters of our consciousness — out hearts and minds.  When that happens there is Light.  As it was in the Beginning, so is it now and will always be.  Another word for Light is Life.  In other words, when we put Life, the real and lasting currency in divine economics, into our exchanges between one another, we generate spiritual substance, and that spiritual substance is stored in our consciousness — our “heaven.”  With his permission, I will share the rest of my friend’s comments, as he accurately articulates a very pivotal perspective from his own life experience, one with which I resonate deeply at many levels based upon my own experiences in serving the health needs of my patients.

Lest I be misunderstood, life long there has been an appropriate translation of that spiritual substance into the just fulfilling of material necessities — never extravagant, only fitting to the need; no more, no less. What I’ve noted about exchanges in the material world is that the thing itself exchanged — money for this or that object/service, etc — is not the primary concern. A true exchange in spirit — even if from outer appearances you may look to be receiving the ‘short end,’ as they say — always results in an increase of substance for both concerned. So my lifelong commitment to [my spiritual path], apparently getting the short end so far  as outside observation is concerned, was really an exchange of substance which resulted in laying up treasure in heaven for whatever purpose the Lord has and has yet to reveal.

The reference here is to something the Master Jesus is recorded to have said in his Sermon on the Mountain.  “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt , and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will be your heart.” (Matt 6: 19-21)

“AN ECONOMY THAT WORKS THROUGH THE WHOLE”

This vertical  dimension is where the real balance has to come; the earth responding in kind to the impulse of the spirit so that what rises up meets and corresponds to what is coming down from God out of the Heaven. That truly is out of balance in the  world and it is the vertical dimension that brings balance to the horizontal give-and-take on the plane of materiality. And it is this vertical dimension that has been largely ignored creating an inflated state of affairs in the world with ‘things’ being demanded and/or exchanged without regard to spiritual substance. But man won’t discover this until he gets beyond the two dimensional currency of the earth and discovers the vertical dimension of spiritual substance.

The interesting thing about the generation and use of spiritual substance for spiritual purposes is that what you give and what comes back may have an entirely different complexion. It’s an economy that  works through the whole.

 My friend, who was a university professor, cited an incident in his career which demonstrates an important misunderstanding of the principle of reciprocity.

I remember a circumstance years ago when I had very little and lived for a period of several months “rent free” with an acquaintance, for which I was very grateful. He  agreed I shouldn’t pay rent (though I picked up the cost of food for him and me) but at the end of that time he made the comment to me with a sigh, “Well, I guess that rent will come  back to me some other way,” implying it should have come from me. What he didn’t realize was there was a divine exchange going on. He had been a student of mine when I was still a graduate student and teaching assistant.  He’d had some difficulties and I excused him a final paper so he  could graduate. I had also introduced him to [my spiritual path] and lifted him up out of a very difficult circumstance. In other words I had extended spiritual substance to uplift him, and yet, apart from the ‘rent,’ he couldn’t see the outworking of divine reciprocity except it be in financial terms. What he had done was ‘given back’ bread  I had cast upon the waters, but for him it was another matter.

APPRECIATION AND DEPRECIATION OF THE ECONOMY

This opens up, for me anyway, a entirely new and fresh perspective with regard to paying for goods and services. If I only pay what they are worth in material terms, then I have given nothing more than what the merchant has invested into his business.  I have not appreciated, added to, his worth. As my friend put it, I only returned the “bread” he had cast upon the waters of life in hopes, and perhaps with faith, that he would receive it back with “interest,” or “lagniappe,” as we call it here in the South.  The “lagniappe” is usually given by the merchant in goods or services.  How about it being given by me for a change? And it doesn’t necessarily have to be in material or monetary terms, although a “tip” is always appreciated.

Giving with a thankful and generous heart, for example, appreciates the value of the transaction.  Complaint, on the other hand, depreciates its value.  We may well wonder if complaint about the state of our economy is not the root cause of the recessions and depressions we bring upon ourselves.  I personally have never felt good when I’ve allowed my complaint over prices to be voiced toward the cashier, who had nothing at all to do with pricing the goods I was purchasing.  My words, to my regret, only left a dissonant vacuum behind me. The wise admonition “Never underestimate the power of spiritual expression” my spiritual mentor reiterated, non too often for me, applies to all spirits we express in life, both loving and resentful. The spirit of thankfulness always uplifts the situation.  My friend concludes his comments with these timeless words:  

We live in this realm of divine exchange constantly, allowing the interactive nature of spiritual substance to give shape to whatever is appropriate in the current of the spirit, and those gifts we give and gifts we receive are not to be measured against human standards of valuation. This is the true meaning of Christ having given his life for the flock; of true love being the laying down of one’s life  for one’s friend, of  the gift [great spiritual messengers like Uranda] gave us at the expense of their own “personal fulfillment” that many might come and know what it means to lay up treasure in heaven to the restoration of divine balance to the human race.

This is what we had accomplished in our Baton Rouge clinic serving on a “Giving Basis.”  Together, through our passion and agreement to serve from a spiritual state of consciousness, we had generated quite a rich atmosphere of spiritual substance.  In such a buoyant atmosphere of rich spiritual substance, miracles of healing took place.  Results were forthcoming with little effort.  Spirit had created a healing matrix in our clinic and human flesh rushed to respond to the love with which we imbued and truly enriched our services.  This is what I am talking about — laying up riches in heaven. 

Those riches we laid up in heaven back then have continued to bring blessings into my life, and through me into the lives of those who have come to me for healing over yea these many years.  I celebrate my Golden Anniversary as a Chiropractor this year.  It’s been an incredibly rich and rewarding career and journey spiritually and, consequently but modestly, materially.  As my friend pointed out in his comments, the provision of the Lord is always just perfect for the need of the day. Never too much nor too little. I suspect the Lord has the same attitude toward His provision as my late mother-in-law had, God rest her soul, “Waste not, want not” — a legacy, I am thankful to say, her daughter faithfully carries forward.  I think of it every time I brush my teeth and turn off the running tap until I need to rinse.  The provision of life is really abundant.  As wise stewards of that provision, we can enjoy the riches of heaven without wasting the wealth of the earth.

In closing, let me thank my friend for taking the time to write and send me his comments. Through his words and shared insights, he really did add to (appreciate) the depth of our consideration.  I trust his commenting will inspire and encourage other readers to not be shy is sharing their thoughts with me and with others through my blog. 

I’ll share more from Walter Russell’s Messages of the Divine Iliad next post.  Until then,

Be love. Be loved.

Anthony

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Apocalypse of Light 2013, Part 4: Divine Economy — Rhythmic Balanced Interchange

Tony's picture 2 from PeggyTHE ECONOMY OF GOD IS  BALANCE.  

     For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.  Every ounce that is given is “regiven” so that it can be given again and again and again forever.  If the Human Race would adopt such an economy, our current financial crisis would soon cease to exist.  The only – and perhaps painful – catch is we would have to let go of our credit system.  In God’s universe there is no such thing as credit; only “Rhythmic Balanced Interchange.”  

     Walter Russell has a wonderful chapter in his 1948 book THE MESSAGE OF THE DIVINE ILIAD —  reprinted in 1971 by The University of Science and Philosophy — in which he details how God operates his “business” of running the Universe on a balanced budget — so balanced, in fact, that credit and debt aren’t even allowed for.  I’m going to excerpt the bulk of the chapter and publish it here in my blog over the next few posts — it is that good and pertinent to the times we are in of global economic ruin and immanent collapse.  

     I am doing this because I believe that we the people of planet Earth can save our economy from utter collapse simply by how we view and handle our daily business transactions and interchanges of goods and services between us at a grassroots level.  Never mind those at the top who own and run the world’s banking industry. They will meet their due demise — along with the monetary system they are destroying — and quite soon as some are predicting.  Let us be ready, then, to replace the monetary system, which is based on credit and debt, with a system that works throughout the Universe.

     We can do this without “they” — and we must do it if we are to avert a global catastrophe — in the not too distant future if the current trend continues. So, without any further commentary on my part, let’s read a little from Walter Russell’s chapter “THE LAW OF BALANCE.”  This is divine revelation.  He didn’t get this from research or out of his head. This was given to him from the CEO of the Universe.  You see, Walter Russell lived his entire life in a close partnership with God. It’s uncanny and true.  Everything he ever undertook and accomplished — and he undertook and accomplished much in his lifetime — he did working with God, and God worked with him. These messages are expressly intended for Mankind. They only came through Walter Russell.

Walter Russell

Walter Russell

Chapter II: THE LAW OF BALANCE

THE LAW OF BALANCE is the Law of Love upon which the universe is founded. This law is given to man for his coming renaissance of greater comprehension. It is, of all laws, the most inclusive and the most simple. It consists of but three words. These three words are the very foundation of all our material existence, all phenomena of matter or interchange between humans, economically, socially and spiritually.

I will read to you from THE DIVINE ILIAD:

“Great art is simple. My universe is great art, for it is simple.

Great art is balanced. My universe is consummate art, for it is balanced simplicity.

My universe is one in which many things have majestic measure; and again another many have measure too fine for sensing.

  Yet I have not one law for majestic things, and another law for things which are beyond the sensing.  

I have but one law for all My opposed pairs of creating things; and that law needs but one word to spell it out, so hear Me when I say that the one word  of My one law is 

                                         BALANCE.

And if man needs two words to aid him in his knowing of the workings of that law, those words are

                     BALANCED  INTERCHANGE.

If man still needs more words to aid his knowing of My one law, give to him another one, and let those three words be

         RHYTHMIC  BALANCED  INTERCHANGE. 

 Balance is the foundation of all human relations — of the universe itself. The stars of heaven move in obedience to it. They cannot do otherwise. Cosmic disaster of untold dimension would follow such disobedience. The starry universe is so absolute in its balance that the movement of a dewdrop on anyone planet necessitates the readjustment of the orbits of all the stars of heaven to that microcosmic event. Because of that law all happenings are universal. Any action anywhere is extended for repetition everywhere. All motion is as omnipresent as the Light of God is omnipresent. All effect is universal.

God is balance. From the stillness of His balance in the unconditioned One Light, He extends His balance to the conditioned universe of motion as two opposite unbalanced conditions of two lights which seek balance through each other.

Oppositely-conditioned pairs in Nature seek balance through each other by repeatedly giving all that each has to give to the other in rhythmic sequences. In Nature this process continues perpetually because in Nature all givings of one are perpetually balanced by equal regivings of the other. Nature never takes that which is not given.

This universe is founded upon love as manifested in the giving of one opposite to the other for regiving. The earth gives its forests to the heavens and the heavens give them back again to earth for equal regiving. Every dewdrop given by the heavens is equally regiven to the heavens by the earth.

Equal interchange between opposite conditions manifests the love principle of balance upon which God’s universal body is founded. Whatever is true of God’s universal body is true of man’s body. It is the equality of balance between the giving and regiving of Nature which makes its transactions perpetual. The lack of the love principle of rhythmic balanced interchange in the transactions of men is the reason for the ills of the body and for the disasters which make continuance of relations between men impossible.

The seller of goods is also a buyer. If the seller gives less to his customers than the value of what he charges, he deprives his customer of the ability to regive that which the seller needs to again become a seller. By sacrificing the good-will which is the foundation of continuance in any business, the love principle has been subtracted from the transaction in the measure of inequality of interchange.

      The converse is also true: if the buyer gives less to the seller than the value of the goods or services, the seller won’t be able to stay in business — something I leaned first hand in my career as a healthcare practitioner.

Neither man nor nation can continue an interchange of relations upon a harmonious basis of multiplying power when the universal love principle is violated. The law of balance is absolute. He who breaks that law will be equally broken by it. 

A PATH TO BANKRUPTCY       

     That last sentence is prophetic as well as accurate: “He who breaks that law will be equally broken by it.” If one continues to live beyond one’s means, his finances will end up broken and he will end up “broke,” as we accurately say in pecuniary slang   

      I know first hand that this is how it works.  I lost my business twice in bankruptcy because I ran it outside the Universal Law of Balance.  The first time I lost it I had over $30,000 on the books, credit extended to my clientele so they could “afford” my care — in effect, live beyond their means.  That was not at all offset by my $100,000 in accounts payable to businesses who allowed me to run my business beyond its means.  You work with the system handed to you. 

      When the oil industry in Bell Chasse, where I practiced for five years, went bust and all the oil personnel evacuated the area literally overnight, my accounts receivable went with them.  I had worked outside the Universal Law of Balance and I went “broke.” The second time was when I had bypass surgery to save my life.  I was extended credit by the hospital, only my means did not match my debt.  Again, working outside the Law of Balance by extending credit and incurring debt, the system broke down.  I do carry a relatively small amount of credit card debt, which I am slowly paying down.  Yet, even though it is acceptable to have a credit card debt, I always feel the unbalancing effect of being out of line with my integrity when I can’t pay my credit card off at the end of each month. Credit and debt are simply not natural in this Universe of Rhythmical Balanced Interchange. 

SERVING ON A “GIVING BASIS”

        I practiced for fourteen years with a number of colleagues where we used what was called a “Cooperative Fee System” which allowed patients to pay within their means for services rendered.  This included exams, x-rays and treatments.  This was before insurance companies began paying for chiropractic care. It was also called “GPC” which stood for “God-Patient-Chiropractor.” The principle was sound enough: God gives life and health to the patient freely, the chiropractor facilitates its reception and release through his services, aligned with God’s generosity, and the patient gives within his or her means to the doctor in a spirit of gratitude for his services freely given — and so that he can continue delivering his services.  That’s how it was supposed to work — and by and large did — only many patients didn’t always prove to be as aligned with God’s generosity as we endeavored to be. I had an old and wise black man as a patient who frequently reminded me how generous God is:  “You jes can’t beat God givin,’ ” he would say in his all-knowing laughter as he gave his honest best within his means.  

      I did get a rubber-on-the-road education as to where many place their health on their list of priorities and it’s not up top. But there’s a complex social-politico-economic context in the human psyche in which this aberration is taking place, which I won’t get into now.  It also has to do with our basic sense of unworthiness — our lack of self-worth.  

That being said, nearly everyone thought we were being very generous — and “Christian,” as some called us.  Some thought we were a bit crazy to be so trusting of people. This aberration would show up when someone would ask, quite innocently and with genuine concern for my welfare: “But, how do you live, doctor?” (I wrote an article for a magazine by that title years ago. Maybe I’ll reprint it in a post.)  In actuality, we were challenging the Law of Balance, and I always felt a knot in my stomach when the money received at the end of a day didn’t really equal the value of the services we had rendered.  I definitely felt out of my integrity, although my spirit was thankful.  God IS generous! Life IS freely given to all! Health IS priceless!  But the rent and utilities and supplies were not free, although we somehow, by the grace of God and very wise management, were always able to meet our expenses.  The system worked in that we had a very high-volume of patient visits.  We didn’t take a lot home, but we learned to live within our means. We had put our lives and our services on a “Giving Basis” and that felt right and wholesome.  God IS good. Yet the Law of Balance has its consequences when disobeyed, even with the best and noblest of intentions and motives.  “He who breaks that law will be equally broken by it.” I would love to use the Cooperative Fee System again, and maybe there’s been enough of a change in consciousness for it to work.  Serving on a giving basis is much more fun than working on a getting basis, mainly because it allows for a full release of one’s spirit of generosity, of God. 

THE DISHONEST CREDIT AND DEBT SYSTEM

Now, everyone in the working class buys on credit.  The rationale is: “Everybody does business this way.” I was convinced of this myself, that is until I started reading Walter Russell.  How else would we be able to buy houses and automobiles, and the real estate and automotive industries be able to remain in business?  Nevertheless, based on the Law of Balance, we and these industries are operating beyond the safety of the law, and we’ve seen both the housing industry and the automotive industry broken over and again by this practice.

Of course there’s abuse of the system, on both sides.  But the system itself is dishonest and invites dishonesty and greed.  Doctors have a double fee system, although it’s illegal.  Yet they are not arrested and convicted of the crime because of a “discount” loophole in the law.  I played that game for years by “discounting” my services — not to the insurance carrier, mind you.  That would have been the bone- honest thing to do — although insurance is an abused and not entirely honest system also, which I’ll talk about in another post.  Auto repair shops have a double fee system: one fee for the insurance company and another if you pay cash, even if you cashed the insurance check.  It’s illegal, yet it’s the way we do business in this discount, dishonest and greed-ridden business world.  We all know that stores jack their prices before applying a “discount” during sales.  We need to find our way back to honesty and integrity in our financial and business affairs.  We CAN do it.

That’s what I will write about in my next few posts – and work at myself by walking my talk, if for no other reason than to be able to write with authority about how things CAN and DO work when we’re within our integrity with the Law of Balance. If you have any constructive input, here’s my email address: tpal70@gmail.com. Let me hear from you. Until then, 

Be love. Be loved.

Anthony

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106 countries visiting my blogs.  Recently I had 3 visitors from Vanuatu in the Pacific Islands.  Welcome!!! I had to Google it to see where it’s located.  Here’s what I found about this beautiful island:

Location
Vanuatu is located about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to Australia. It is west of Fiji and north of New Caledonia in the area known as Melanesia.

Principal Islands
The four major islands which make up about half of the land area are in order of size – Espiritu Santo, Malekula, Erromango and Efate. Other large islands are Ambrym, Tanna, Epi, Vanua Lava, Gaua (Santa Maria), Ambae, Maewo, and Pentecost.

Land Area
4709 square miles (slightly larger than Connecticut) 12 main islands, 58 inhabited islets, numerous uninhabited islets

Sea Area    262549 square miles.  The beach is Eratap Beach on Vanuata island. The islands below are the provinces of Vanuatu

                 

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