7 January

indexI am with you wherever you are, deep within you. As you turn to me, wherever you are, I answer your call and I let myself be known to you. The deepest part of me is love…nothing difficult, nothing abstruse or complicated, just that warm feeling that wraps you round and makes you feel loved, and wanted, and part of my scheme of things.

Dorothy Maclean, born 7 January 1920, Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Pisces, in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, is a writer and educator on spiritual subjects, the last of the three founders of the  Findhorn Foundation  Community in northern Scotland. She has traveled the world sharing her teaching about connecting with the inner Divinity and from that connection, contacting the Intelligences within nature which she has called the Devas. She currently lives at Findhorn.

 

David Spangler: born on 7 January 1945 with Sun in Capricorn, Moon in Libra and Ascendant in Scorpio, he is one of the major inspiring historical pillars of the Findhorn community and the early New Age movement. Philosopher, educator and author of many books, he was co-director of the Findhorn Foundation from 1970 to 1973. When he was seven years old he had a mystical experience, which he describes as “dissolving into an oceanic feeling of oneness and infinite connectedness.” Spangler discriminates between the state of unity and the manifest worlds unfolding from the state of unity itself. The physical reality is part of those manifested world, which by comparison to the physical realm may appear as dimensions of unity, although they are merely part of an itinerary leading to oneness. For Spangler, through the manifest world one can reach the domain of oneness and vice versa. The primal domain of oneness is called the Beloved. A major focus of Spangler’s research has been what he describes as “the intermediate state between undifferentiated oneness and the specificity of our particular nature”.

Some quotes:

We cannot assume the sacredness nor spiritual livingness of the earth or accept it as a new ideology or as a sentimentally pleasing idea. We must experience that life and sacredness, if it is there, in relationship to our own and to that ultimate mystery we call God. We must experience it in our lives, in our practice, in the flesh of our cultural creativity. We must allow it to shape us, as great spiritual ideas have always shaped those who entertain them, and not expect that we can simply use the image of Gaia to meet emotional, religious, political, or even commercial needs without allowing it to transform us in unexpected and radical ways. The spirituality of the earth is more than a slogan. It is an invitation to initiation, to the death of what we have been and the birth of something new.

To embody a new paradigm of civilization – to learn to think like a planet in order to heal and nurture a planet – is not a typical hero’s task.  It is more the task of a gardener.  The planet does not offer us challenges to be overcome to prove our worth or individuality; it presents us with a community to understand, a community with disparate needs and identities that are nonetheless intertwined in mutual dependencies.

No one will enter the New World Order unless he or she will make a pledge to worship Lucifer. No one will enter the New Age unless he will take a Luciferian Initiation. (This quote exemplifies 1C2)

Manifestation is an act of trust. It is the soul pouring itself out into its world, like a fisherman casting a net to gather in the fish he seeks; with each cast properly made, we will bring what we need to us, but first we must hurl ourselves into the depths without knowing just what lies beneath us.

Saint Bernadette: born Marie-Bernarde Soubirous (January 7, 1844 – April 16, 1879) with Sun in Capricorn, Moon in Leo, Ascendant in Gemini (10.5.3) is the saint of Lourdes, France. Visionary and messenger of the Immaculate Conception, she told us the very words of the Virgin Mary, spoken in the native Basque tongue of Southern France and Northern Spain. She spoke words teaching of the merits of prayer, penance, poverty and church. In the first and most widely recognized Marian apparition of modern times, a personal message was delivered also to Bernadette—She would not find happiness in this world, but only in the next. She was to die twenty–one years later in 1879 after a prolonged and painful illness. She remained hidden in a convent about 300 miles from home, a refuge from the interrogations and the pilgrims that never ceased seeking her. At thirty–five, her strong–willed manner gave way to her frail body, and she finally entered into her eternal happiness. While she took with her the knowledge of certain secrets the Virgin gave her, one secret remained hidden in our presence. The most spectacular of all the incorruptibles, Bernadette’s miraculously preserved body remained buried in a damp grave for thirty years until the cause for beatification was taken up. To this day, the body of Bernadette is a profound source of inspiration and of mystery. The face of Bernadette is one of surreal beauty. The Song of Bernadette is a 1943 movie which beautifully tells the story of Bernadette. See link above.

Pope Gregory VIII (10.10.5)