Excerpt from the ‘ASCENDED MASTER INSTRUCTION’ Book 4 Saint Germain Press
Saint Germain: All names used for astronomical purposes contain within them certain and very definite Activity.
“Astrology and its use: All negative interpretation of astrology is only what individuals give it.
The idea that individuals are affected by the radiation of a Planet, which is in nowise a personal force, is —from the standpoint of reality — a perfectly absurd thing!”
The original reality and use of astrology was that it drew the attention of certain Great Beings to whom the individual was somewhat naturally attuned, that he might receive the Radiation and uplift of the Great Beings. The idea that individuals are affected by the radiation of a Planet, which is in nowise a personal force, is —from the standpoint of reality — a perfectly absurd thing. For a force to operate, it must have intelligence back of it. Consequently, knowing that God is the All-acting Power in the Universe, then We know that the Quality from any Planetary Intelligence can only be good, unless the mind of the individual re-qualifies it.
The present astrology is a constant throwing of obstacles into the path of the individual.
The idea that one of God’s days is any more or less perfect than another for the activity of God’s Children, is the most absurd thing imaginable. I am amazed that people’s thought is so shallow that they do not think this through and see the absurdity of it.
Take your questions to your God Self: If the individual would take his or her stand upon any question in the mind and say, “God, show me and tell me the Truth about this thing, ” it would start an activity that would bring the full explanation. One must hold fast until the answer comes, for it always will. If one wants to go downtown, he continues until he arrives there. It is the same activity that is needed with mental work. When one starts a thing, he should continue on the way until he attains it.
It seems so strange that individuals will not hold fast to the idea and use of the God Quality in everything about them, instead of trying to re-qualify it themselves. However, if the Student of understanding sees a wrong condition, then by knowing that “there is only God in Action”— it might be considered qualifying, but it is really loosing the God Power into action within it. This is really not re-qualifying, but instead is using the God Quality already there. Regardless of what is taking place, all energy is God’s Energy. If people accepted the natural quality within, they would find it is really God. If they would know but this, it would be recognizing the True Quality, and so only God could come back to them.
The animal element: The substance that came into form was at one time far denser than now. The animal element that came through the lower activity, or the conscious lowering to creating for pleasure, caused the creation of the animal form in the atomic structure of the outer world. In other words, the bodies of animals are the objectification of the thoughts and feelings held in the outer consciousness of human beings when they created simply for the gratification of appetite and pleasure sensation.
An Eternal Truth: The human Soul never evolves through the animal. The outer atomic structure is but the raised or prepared condition for it, to be used in the forming of human bodies. This is nearing the last step from the atomic into the Electronic Structure.
The human Soul came directly from God. Therefore it could not have evolved out of the group soul of the animal. The human Soul must go back to God. Understanding the absolute certainty of the Law of Free Will, the “Law of the Expression of the Fullness of God,” it must go through every phase of experience, attaining again that Perfection through the conscious understanding of all phases of Life’s Activity.
THE “I AM” DISCOURSES
Excerpt from Discourse XX11 Page 259
One of the saddest things I have to say to you is that many of those attempting to cast horoscopes are unknowingly drawing themselves into the psychic net and are becoming sensitized and voicing the adverse conditions which exist only in this stratum.
This is one of the most unfortunate activities because the individual is so entirely unaware that he has opened his door – until he has become to enmeshed that no amount of argument or reasoning will change his belief in astrology. In the past twenty years the avenue of astrology has been used for this purpose more than any other.
Many times through this the thought, or radiation from this stratum, says that certain conditions will manifest for the individual which he cannot avoid. If it is not said in so many words, it is felt through the radiation. This is one of the principal reasons why the last cataclysm of Atlantis occurred, and why the people of Atlantis, in the great majority, refused to listen to the Wisdom of the Masters – who prophesied from Reality the destruction of Atlantis.
I understand, Beloved Students, that some of you who have been so interested in your horoscopes may think I am severe. However, such is not the case, but My love for you is great enough that I may speak to you the unadulterated Truth. If you cannot believe the Truth which I speak to you, then you must go on your way, for you are individuals of free will, which I have no desire to interfere with, except that “ I AM” privileged to point the way.
Individuals who will cling tenaciously to the “I AM Presence” need never, anytime, anywhere, ever fear any of these things, because It will correct them and hold them steady on the True Pathway of Light, up whose Golden Stairway they may climb with definite precision, into their Full Dominion and Perfection.
I assure you, Beloved Ones, that My Heart goes out with all Its Strength to the individuals whose attention is held by astrology, for they are so unaware of the pathway strewn with thorns which they have entered upon that will pierce their feet, causing them to cry out in agony, and only when that agony becomes great enough will they call out with all their Beings and say: “OH GOD! SHOW ME THE TRUE WAY.”
Beloved Students, you who so earnestly seek the Light, know there is but the One Presence that is your Invincible Protection, and that is the “Great I AM Presence,” God in You. Do not let your attention ever be held by hose many outer manifestations: astrology the power of numbers, spiritualism, or any of the many things that would take your attention away from the “Mighty I AM Presence” which is your Real Self.
If you turn to It at all times, It will lead you in the Pathway of Light, strewn with the rarest flowers whose very fragrance will enfold you with the strength and “peace that passeth understanding”: with that stillness of the outer which will enable you to enter into the Great Silence, wherein you will find the Greatest Invincible Activity of God, the “I AM Presence.”
Beloved Ones! Surely you must understand that you cannot serve two masters and gain any victory ahead. Having free will, you must choose. If you choose the outer, forgetting your “invincible I AM Presence,” then My Love goes with you, enfolding you in its Mighty Mantle of Protection until such time as you choose to return to the One God.
If you choose your “I AM Presence” and adhere to It, then your struggles are soon over, and you will find yourselves moving in that Sphere of Peace. Harmony and Perfection wherein you look upon the outer world with great compassion – but never with that human sympathy which would stifle your own growth.
This reminds us of the old, time-worn Statement: Seek ye first the Kingdom of Heaven, and all the outer things are added, or given into your use, under your command. That Kingdom of Heaven is the “Great I AM Presence,” the only reality of you – who is the Owner and Giver of all created and manifested things.
Is it not strange, Beloved Students, that one will so long wander about in discord and limitation, when the Master Presence of Light, the “I AM Presence,” walks by one’s side at all times, waiting one’s decision to turn to It and receive Its Radiant, Glorious Blessings of Perfection in all outer manifestations? Such is your privilege, O Beloved Ones! In spite of all outer activity, the atmosphere of the classes is truly divine. While I am sorry that some have not felt the true importance of their “I AM Presence” and that they still reach to outer things, I but wait enfolding them in My Love, for they have free will.
Perhaps I am a little old-fashioned, but when I see individuals that are so good and so fine. It would just like to pick them up and hold them in My embrace until they could realize the full importance of their own “Mighty I AM Presence” but this I may now do, for I so well know that all who have any desire left to reach to the without mu do so until that desire is no longer apparent. The students must understand that they cannot divide their attention between the “I AM Presence,” and outer things, for it is a house divided against itself and must sooner or later fall.
All greatness is dependent on the “I AM Presence,” and It is the governor of the form, or should be. In It is all strength, courage and power. Those blessed children! If they could only realize fully what a privilege stands at their doors and how in a comparatively short time they could gain freedom from all limitation. This dictation: The situation is this: when students ask if they might listen to these Dictations themselves, they are entitled to the explanation of what is necessary for Work of this kind – for it is most unusual. We know.
The fact is that the One God is always Perfect, always was, is now, and always will be – and the “I AM” is that Presence: but if they have not been aware of this, the body and brain of the student must go through a period of adjustments. That adjustment of the outer self takes weeks, months, or years to accomplish, according to the requirement of the student. Never in the history of the preparation of students has the Master ever allowed them to come within His own Inner Electronic Circle. The students come, or are taught the application, but they never come into the Inner Electronic Circle of the Master Himself.
The Electronic Circle prepared here for this Work has required thirty years of preparation, and no matter how beautiful the Radiation and Love of an individual are. We do not have the time to prepare and adjust the atomic structure of the brain and body of the students at this period of world crisis; but with their sincere determination and use of the “I AM Presence,” they will be prepared for the “Presence of the Ascended Host.”
The atomic structure is a mechanical instrument, and the innumerable parts must work in harmony and perfect cooperation with each other. The students do not understand that when a certain definite, specific Work is to be done, there must be definite preparation for it. For illustration, take one who by nature is endowed with an unusual quality for giving forth lectures in public: if he is to have the Assistance of the Ascended Host, there must be special preparation for it. The individual would be so prepared that from twenty minutes to half an hour before the lectures, that one would be enclosed in a Tube of Light into which nothing entered except the Radiation of the Inspiring Master.
THE ‘I AM’ DISCOURSES
Beloved Saint Germain
Book 3 Astrology Excerpt from Discourse XV Page 176.
I could bring you records of the most appalling things done though the suggestion of astrology. Crimes are committed every week of the year by the suggestions given out through it. The suggestion given sets the Law into action to accomplish it. When your attention is on a thing, the power within yourself goes instantly into it.
If the astrologers do not stop holding the thoughts of death against ….. she will pass out. It is criminal! ……. Is a child of God and is entitled to live here as long as is decreed. I shall do what I am permitted to protect ….. There are crimes so much worse than physical murder that there is no comparison – because they are committed deliberately by people who know better than to do them. There is one certain, unfailing Action of the Law, and that is that those who do these things must pay the penalty of a like experience.
To negative suggestions from others say, “I AM the Presence,” annulling all this, so it cannot affect me, my home or world.” It is the easiest thing in the world to consciously dissipate something that is voiced in your presence. Simply say: “I AM” the only Presence acting here.”
To anything you do not wish to continue say: “Through the Presence that “I AM”, this thing shall cease, now and forever.” Go after it like you were going to knock over a wall. When you really feel and mean a thing, you loose the power that does the thing. Try to realize the Limitless Power at your command. In the feeling is both sight and hearing, because we can both hear and see without using the faculties of sight and hearing.
When one becomes instantly angry, he punctures other spheres of that quality and the accumulation rides in. Jealousy is the wide-open channel upon which every other destructive activity rides in. When things are done consciously, they have much more power. When the energy is released, it acts, because the individual has set it into motion – and it makes no difference whether he be king or chimney sweep. When the feelings are excited, they are accepting that instant. You can sit and listen to destructive conversation unaffected, so long as you control the feeling at the solar plexus. There cannot a thing enter your world – unless it be invited.
No good ever came of gambling. …………. At one time had a most wonderful power and influence about her. She began to play the market, and not only lost the power, but her money as well. Is it not better to stand with your “I AM Presence” than with a gambling channel? Anything that gets your attention is a subtle activity of the outer to pull you away from your Freedom.
For financial Freedom: “I AM the riches of God flowing into my hands and use that nothing can stop.”
Say often: “The Presence I AM” governs every existing channel in manifestation. It governs all.”
A students experience: The student had heard and seen an explosion of Light while the physical body was asleep. If she had consciously said when she heard the explosion: “I draw into my mind, and body the Strength of the Light Explosion,” she would have received its benefit. The Light was the liberating of certain Powers for her use. In such experiences, the important thing for the student to do is to be alert, and in every manifestation, be conscious of the indrawing of Its Power.
Rejoice that it is the Mighty Power of the “I AM Presence” acting, giving Its Strength and Power to you. Command the outer memory to retain and bring into the outer consciousness everything you desire to know. When you use the “I AM Presence,” you have set the Law into action, and It cannot fail.
God does not act except through the consciousness of individuals, else He would not have them here. God can only act in the physical world through His Individualizations, and even all nature is governed by Individual Intelligence – the ground, the plants, and all. There is omnipresent all the force and energy needed for a given purpose when loosed by the “I AM Presence.” Thus, through the use of the “I AM Presence,” you can release Power of which as yet you have no conception.
During the war when Foch said: “They shall not pass,” he loosed the Powers by which that Decree was fulfilled. He had been in prayer for more than an hour, and when he came out he was so charged with God’s Energy that as he uttered the command, it became the Governing Presence in the atmospheric condition about him, and God acted. The words “They shall not pass” form a Decree. It is dynamic, powerful, real, and looses tremendous power. There is only One Power that acts.
Give It full Freedom. Stand with IT and let IT act. Stand in IT and by IT. There is no other power to act. This makes steady progress like a glacier coming down the mountain. You are steadily moving forward and gaining a momentum against which nothing else can stand. It is an Infallible Momentum, Power, and Means of achievement of all good things. There is no permanent dominion except in this way.
For cleanliness, use frequently: “I AM the Presence” here, keeping my clothes and home perfectly spotless.” After a time the force becomes so powerful that it instantly consumes or repels anything not wanted. The more you consciously act upon a thing the more concentrated it becomes. When you say: “The Presence that “I AM,” charge this …. with ….” You can charge the water so powerfully that it boils with the power of the energy there. Do not let anything question in your mind as to whether your command worked or not.
Whenever commanding say: “I know it is acting with Full Power.”
Know – what the “I AM” means!
Know – what It is to you!
Know – what it can do!
Get this and hold fast with unyielding determination. Within these students there is the strength and power to do this, and if they will stand with this “Mighty I AM Presence,” great Assistance can and will be given.