The Seven Churches of the Revelation - As the Seven Spiritual Centers in the Body Pt I

The afterward is accounting as an interpretative apprehension of the aboriginal capacity of the Revelation. It is based on a acceptance that the adherent John was not abandoned seeing a bulletin for the accomplished of humanity, but a bulletin for anniversary abandoned human. Anniversary character, place, or activity in the Revelation is advised to be an adumbration of a allotment of anniversary soul's claimed spirit, mind, and body. The "Spirit's" descriptions, criticisms, instructions, and activities are advised to be insights into the functioning, health, and afterlife of anniversary of these aspects of our being. Under anniversary appellation is the airy center's number, endocrine gland, and chakra correlate.


First Centermost ­ Gonads (ovaries & testes) ­ Root Chakra

The allocation of our airy selves represented by the Spirit that holds the seven stars and walks a allotment of the seven aureate lampstands says that this aboriginal center's advantage is that it has toiled and persevered and cannot angle angry or apocryphal spirituality. Nevertheless, its weakness is that it has larboard its aboriginal adulation and accept to accordingly bethink from area it has fallen, repent, and do the aboriginal deeds.

Despite all appearances to the contrary, we are celestial, airy beings first. We descended from heaven into amount and into this world. These alien influences accept taken authority on us. They acquire us. We feel absolutely earthbound and concrete capacity of this world. This chakra reflects that loss. It accept to about-face its focus on carnal realities to cover airy realities, canonizing that it originally admired the airy things and God, who is a spirit.

In abounding of the age-old texts, abandoning the breeze of activity in the physique is a aloft address for spiritualizing the body. Included in the diagram area of this album is a Taoist diagram of a animation address in which the apperception visualizes activity ascent up the aback of the physique with every assimilation of the breath, chain with the Abundant Spirit's breath, and afresh bottomward down the foreground of the physique with every exhalation, bathing the physique in raised, spiritualized energy. The animal glands or chakras accept the activity force of the physique "coiled" aural them. This needs to be animate and fatigued advancement through the body. It needs to be affiliated with our airy ideal or our image, concept, or alertness of God and our godly nature. Then, with this aboriginal adulation restored, the physique is bathed in the adored spirit and vibration. The physique gradually becomes aggressive and spiritualized.

In its final animadversion to this center, the Spirit promises that if this centermost spiritualizes itself, afresh it will be accustomed to eat from the Tree of Activity afresh in the Paradise of God. In added words, it will achieve its aeon and its accompaniment with God in Paradise, which was aboriginal absent in the Garden in Genesis.

The old teaching that this activity is lived to adapt for the next activity holds accurate admitting all of the concrete world's attempts to confuse, distract, and abandon it. Concrete is important. Our physique has actual for a purpose. That purpose is to boldness karma, embrace grace, and disclose our accurate cocky and its accompaniment with our Creator. As Cayce's readings teach, the ambition is to apperceive yourself to be yourself (your accurate self) and yet one with the Accomplished (Cayce capitalized this word, advertence its affiliation with the Divine).


Second Centermost ­ Beef of Leydig ­ Naval Chakra

As the Spirit turns its absorption to the abbey of Smyrna, it identifies itself as accepting the aboriginal cocky and the accept self, which was asleep and is now animate again. It acknowledges that this center, the axis or lower belly chakra, has suffered abundant tribulation, poverty, and aspersion from those who say they are accurate airy seekers but are of "the abbey of Satan."

Cayce identifies the additional airy centermost and its affiliation to the sixth centermost as the "seat of the soul." The soul's accompaniment is the hidden mind, according to Cayce. These two accept in the autonomic abashed adjustment of the physique and anon affect the endocrine glands and their hormones. Their primary credibility of acquaintance are the additional and sixth chakras. The spirit is acquainted of the soul's and hidden mind's abjection and adversity in a absolutely concrete apple and a physically-dominated body, with little or no airy nourishment. If we are predominantly in our alien egos and acquainted minds, our physique and added apperception ache and starve. Admitting this, the Spirit says that the physique is affluent and it should not abhorrence its trials and imprisonment in the physique because at the afterlife of the physique the Spirit will accord it "the acme of life."

The Spirit warns that this centermost allows abhorrence to yield authority of it, but it accept to let go of fear. The Spirit promises that if this centermost stops accepting abashed and carper the truth, it will not ache the "second death." Cayce says that the additional afterlife is if those who accept acquired compassionate afresh abatement abroad into self-exaltation, accentuating the ego rather than the soul-self, and ache the afterlife of accuracy a additional time. If this airy centermost lets go of fear, it will never abatement abroad again, and thereby never afresh ache afterlife of the truth. Cayce explains it this way: "For there is set afore thee acceptable and evil, activity and death; accept thou. For the spirit of accuracy maketh alive. Fear, doubt, condemnation, bringeth doubt, illness, fear, and afresh dissolution (disillusion?); and the acropolis to be climbed again." In added readings Cayce says that accomplishing what we apperceive is right, admitting the challenges, will abolish fear. We absolutely don't wish to arise the acropolis afresh or acquaintance the afterlife of the accuracy a additional time.


Third Centermost ­ Adrenal Glands ­ Solar Abdomen Chakra

As the Spirit approaches this third center, it describes itself as the one with a two-edged sword, absolute this center's ability to apply a weapon that can cut for acceptable or evil. The Spirit acknowledges that this centermost captivated fast to "my name" and did not abjure "my witness, my affectionate one"; even admitting this centermost is "where Satan's arch is" and "where Satan dwells." Over and over in the Cayce volumes we acquisition the abstraction that aural anniversary of us is both the Angelic One and the Angry One, angry for ability and ascendancy over us. Thus this centermost is a a lot of alarming and potentially able chakra. Accustomed the activity of the able solar abdomen and the adrenal glands' "fight or flight" hormones, this is understandable. In abounding yoga texts, its ability is generally articular as additional abandoned to the acme chakra. According to Cayce, during concrete advance and even during meditation, if the antithesis is maintained, the activity of the life-force, the kundalini, crosses the solar abdomen anniversary time it passes to addition center.

But this centermost is aswell the abode of anger, abrupt reactions, and spirit-killing urges. The Spirit identifies its weaknesses and vices as bistro things "sacrificed to idols" and committing "acts of immorality." Uncontrolled, the Spirit says that this centermost throws "stumbling blocks" in the way of our airy efforts. It accept to stop this. If it does, afresh the Spirit promises that it will "eat of the hidden manna" and "receive a new name."

Cayce says that "my name" in ballad 13 refers to our abiding name that abnormally identifies anniversary of us from a allotment of the blow of creation. Somehow abysmal aural anniversary of us, the Spirit says that we accept not absolutely denied this aspect of ourselves. We accept not asleep the attestant to our airy attributes -­ a attestant that whispers aural our own conscience. If we acculturate this center, afresh a new name will be accustomed to us, a name that abandoned we who accept it will know. The adherent John receives his name accounting aloft a white stone, advertence that it will endure, or as we would say, "it's accounting in stone."

The blessing refers to this center's desires for concrete gratification, generally adumbrated as bread; yet, as Jesus so affably put it, we do not reside by aliment alone, but by every chat that comes out of the aperture of God. These words from God's mouth, Cayce says, are the hidden manna. As the Spirit warned, it will arise aloft this centermost "quickly with the brand of my mouth" if it doesn't affected its abrogating influences.

This centermost is acutely important in our all-embracing physique growth. To subdue the able urges and acrimony that this centermost can aftermath and to activate and attend its ability for grace, forgiveness, and affection is critical. Anniversary of us wields a brand of abundant annihilative or effective power. Mastering our ascendancy over it physically and mentally is a airy achievement.


Fourth Centermost ­ Thymus Gland ­ Affection Chakra

Now the Spirit moves to the fourth center, anecdotic itself as the Son of God with eyes like blaze and anxiety like accomplished brass. In added words, it has the eyes of the spirit and the compassionate that abandoned comes from accepting activated in the boiler of circadian life. It acknowledges that the affection chakra has charity, faith, patience, service, and acceptable works; the a lot of contempo works accepting greater than the aboriginal works. But it aswell has one aloft affair with this center: it lives activity after adulation and spirit, gluttonous abandoned delight and pleasure. This is represented by the apocryphal astrologer Jezebel, whose adage is to get all you wish no amount how you access it and by acts of fornication, which is sex after love, actuality adumbrative of active physically after airy ideals. Afresh the Spirit warns that unless the affection centermost changes its means and holds fast to the acceptable that remains, it will ache "great tribulation" in the bed it has fabricated for itself. If Cayce was asked about the abundant tribulation, he answered:

The abundant adversity and periods of adversity ... are the adventures of every soul, every entity. They arise from influences created by man.... Man may become, with the humans of the universe, adjudicator of any of the assorted spheres through which the physique passes in its experiences. Hence, as the cycles pass, as the cycles are passing, if there IS arise a time, a aeon of readjusting in the spheres, (as able-bodied as in the little earth, the little soul) - seek, then, as known, to present cocky spotless afore that throne; even as ALL are allowable to be circumspect, in thought, in act, to that which is captivated by cocky as that all-important for the afterpiece airing with Him. In that address abandoned may anniversary atom (as man is an atom, or corpuscle, in the physique of the Father) become a consort with Him in bringing that to canyon that all may be one with Him.

The Spirit goes on to affiance that if this centermost changes, afresh he "will accord him the morning star." The morning ablaze is a ablaze planet apparent in the eastern border afore sunrise. Venus is the a lot of ablaze planet in our solar adjustment and for bisected of the year appears as the morning star. In abstruse traditions, Venus represents love, harmony, and beauty. Cayce identifies the planet Venus with the affection chakra.

Saint Paul says that adulation is "the greatest." Jesus identifies it as the top commandment, accretion up the works and article of all the laws and prophets. Added songs are accounting about it than any added aspect of animal experience. Throughout the Bible, adulation is a lot of important and powerful. But if we anticipate of power, even airy power, we rarely anticipate of love. Yet, from Genesis to the Revelation, the Bible indicates that adulation evokes the highest, a lot of godly of admiral and in fact is the attributes of God. Adulation brings us abutting to our true, all-powerful attributes ­ our adorable nature. Abounding biblical passages advise that of all the things a getting can apprentice and do in this world, annihilation reflects Godliness added than love.

The two greatest commandments are activate in the Old and New Testaments. The aboriginal is activate in Deuteronomy 6:5 and Matthew 22:37:

"You shall adulation the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind."

The additional bidding is activate in Leviticus 19:18 and Matthew 22:39:

"You shall adulation your acquaintance [plesion, acceptation a 'close-by person'] as yourself."

The adherent Paul's acclaimed adulation annual is activate in 1 Corinthians 13:13: "Now accept faith, hope, and adulation [agape], these three; but the greatest of these is love."

Paul describes adulation beautifully: "Love is patient, adulation is kind, and is not jealous; adulation does not blow and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not yield into annual a amiss suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Adulation never fails."

Peter's adulation admonition is in 1 Peter 4:8: "Above all things, accumulate animated in your adulation for one another, because adulation covers a aggregation of sins."

John wrote in 1 John 4:7-12: "Beloved, let us adulation one another, for adulation is from God; and anybody who loves is built-in of God and knows God. The one who does not adulation does not apperceive God, for God is adulation .... If we adulation one another, God abides in us, and His adulation is able in us."

Edgar Cayce gave over two thousand readings teaching airy seekers to live, think, speak, and accept in love. Actuality are his comments to four altered people:

"Let the adorableness of your joy, in manifesting the ablaze and adulation as apparent in the Christ-Spirit, that makes for the new song in your heart, accumulate you in your circadian walks of life."

"Let others do as they may, but as for you and your house, you will adulation the active God. Apperceive His adulation is acceptable to accumulate you. No amount what may be the trial, His adulation abides, and He is not absent of your prayers."

"The adorableness of your activity rises as a candied aroma afore the chantry of mercy. Yet it is not cede but peace, grace, and benevolence that we would apparent a allotment of the accouchement of men. For God is love."

"Keep your paths straight. Apperceive in whom you accept believed, as able-bodied as in what you believe. For the adulation as passes compassionate can, does, and will accomplish your alleyway brighter. Accumulate in that way."

Jesus presented adulation on altered levels, anecdotic the accomplished adulation in this generally quoted passage: "No greater adulation has a person, than to accord up his or her activity for another" ­ not accurate death, but giving up self's desires for another's. It is cerebration added of what addition may charge than what cocky may want. Cayce said that Jesus had a abstruse adoration that he afresh to himself, "Others, Lord, others." This kept the Father's ability that flowed through Jesus on the appropriate clue ­ not glorifying himself but absolute the Ablaze and Adulation that flowed through him ­ God's love, our Father's and Mother's love. Jesus acclimated this to do acceptable and acclaim the Father rather than himself. Selfless admiring is the ideal ­ giving and caring after apprehension of accepting something in return. Yet this accept to not be self-destructive. No one could allege Jesus of accepting a chump of self-deprecating love. He generally broadcast a boxy love. Those about Him generally bare truth, justice, and a bright position on God's ways, not pampering. Jesus cared so abundant for others that he would not let them abide in their black or misunderstandings. Yet he never accursed them. Rather, He alleged their mistakes to their attention. He aswell showed a arresting faculty of their disability to handle the abounding truth, allotment to be patient: "I accept yet abounding things to say to you, but you cannot buck them now," John 16:12.

Achieving ideal adulation in the affection centermost is important to physique growth.


Fifth Centermost ­ Thyroid Gland ­ Throat Chakra

The accent delivered by the Spirit identifies this centermost with the throat ­ the approach of speech. The Spirit explains that the accent comes from "the seven alcohol of God and the seven stars," which are the sum absolute of all seven centers acting in accord with God's will. The Spirit acknowledges that this centermost has acceptable deeds, a name, is alive, and abandoned a few aspects of its activities are "defiled." Nevertheless, it is asleep to the absolute accuracy and is imperfect. The Spirit encourages this centermost to strengthen itself because it is afterpiece to afterlife than it realizes. If it strengthens itself spiritually, afresh it will be clothed in white raiment, its name will not be blotted out of the Book of Life, and the Spirit will accede its name "before my Father and his angels."

Notice how abundant of this centermost is articular with will and speech. Cayce says that one of the aloft accomplish to abounding airy alertness is absolution our will become accessory to God's will. He generally recommended an affirmation such as this one from the Search for God Study Group readings (it was recorded in basic letters): "THY WILL, O GOD, BE DONE IN ME, THROUGH ME, AS THOU SEEST; FOR THE DESIRE OF MY HEART IS THAT I MAY BE THE CHANNEL OF BLESSINGS TO OTHERS IN THE WAYS AND MANNERS THOU SEEST; NOT MY WAY, O LORD, BUT THY WAY." This is evocative of Jesus' affectionate adoration sessions with the Father in the Garden of Gethsemane, in which he prays three abstracted times for the Father to abolish the cup of beheading from him, but abandoned if it is the Father's will, not just his will. At the end of the third prayer, Jesus knows it is the Father's will that he alcohol from this cup, because admitting its concrete outcome, airy celebrity will be accomplished and the beef will be aloft up afresh to activity spiritualized and everlasting.

The words of our mouths, the thoughts of our minds, and the animosity of our hearts charge to be antiseptic of self-aggrandizement, self-glorification, and self-exaltation. They accept to be channels of God's words, thoughts, and animosity abounding through us. The throat centermost is the projector of words, and words can alleviate or harm. It is aswell the centermost for will. According to Cayce, no added allowance from God is added affecting than our will ­ not the stars in heaven nor the tricks of the devil can yield abroad chargeless will.

This center, acting in accord with God's will, can accompany all the centers to a college vibration, a college consciousness.


Sixth Centermost ­ Pineal Gland ­ Acme Chakra

As the airy cocky approaches the sixth center, amid abysmal aural the brain, it refers to that allotment of itself that is "holy, true, has the key of David, opens and no one can shut, shuts and no one can open." Which is to say that abandoned the airy allotment of our accepting can acquiesce the airy action to proceed. This is advised to be one of the a lot of angelic centers in the animal body. It is the abode of "the arise of God," according to Cayce. If we animate this centermost with the Spirit and airy intentions, afresh we draw all the lower centers up to this top abode and affiliate them with God's Spirit.

The Spirit acknowledges the works of this center, adage that it is has kept his chat and not denied his name. This centermost knows the accuracy of its airy attributes and admitting how anemic it has become from the actual struggles, it retains the accuracy of its absolute attributes and purpose for life. This is the abandoned centermost that the Spirit finds no accountability with. There is annihilation this centermost has to do except abide to authority assimilate its truth. Therefore, the Spirit promises to draw all the beef of the physique afore it and accomplish them bow to its truth. It aswell promises to accumulate this centermost from the allurement that has and is advancing to the blow of the body: to analysis the body's accurate desires, whether they are airy or carefully actual and self-centered.

In Patanjali's arrangement, the acme chakra is the accomplished centermost in the body, the kundalini accepting risen up the spine, confused through the academician to the brow, and culminated at the aperture of the crown. In Revelation 3:11, the Spirit in fact mentions the "crown" in advertence to this center. In Cayce's arrangement, the activity flows up the aback to the abject of the brain, afresh to the centermost of the brain, area the pineal gland is located. Stimulating the pineal opens this acme chakra.

If we absolutely activate this center, afresh the Cocky promises to accomplish us "a colonnade in the temple of My God" and we will "never go out from it again." The Spirit will aswell address the name of God, God's city, and the Spirit's new name aloft us.

Opening of the acme chakra is aswell associated with experiencing the Angelic Spirit. How did the Angelic Spirit arise a allotment of the disciples? In the anatomy of tongues of blaze on the acme of their heads, aloft the bendable spot. The accident is declared in Acts 2:2-4: "Suddenly there came from heaven a babble like a violent, hasty wind, and it abounding the accomplished house. There appeared tongues as of blaze and it sat aloft anniversary one of them. And they were abounding with the Angelic Spirit." Prior to this experience, at the Accept Supper, Jesus breathed the Angelic Spirit aloft the aggregation and explained, "The Comforter, the Angelic Spirit, whom the Father will forward ... he will advise you all things."

In the aboriginal times of the Hopi, fable says that some of the humans absent and chock-full allied with the Creator. Others remained loyal and at-one with the Creator. To these the "Great Nephew" appeared, cogent those that were still gluttonous to abet and that they were to be a Chosen Humans to abide a new apple that he was about to create. He told them that the centermost on the acme of their active would adviser them to this new world. This close acumen would accord them the afterimage to see a assertive billow which they would chase by day and a assertive ablaze which they would chase by night. It is alluring how agnate this allotment of the Hopi fable is to that of the Israelites. Recall how the Lord told the Israelites that they were to be a Chosen People, and led them out from a allotment of the others to a promised land, instructing them that His attendance would be with them in a billow by day and a cavalcade of blaze by night.

When the abundant Nephew had accomplished instructing the Hopi Chosen People, all over the Aboriginal Apple the Chosen Humans disappeared. Their villages were empty. The houses, temples, and fields ­ all empty. Abounding of those larboard abaft alleged out to them, "Where are you going?" To which the Chosen Ones replied, "We are afterward the billow and the star." The others laughed and said, "We see no billow or star." The Chosen Humans explained to them, "This is because you accept absent your close eyes that came from the acme of your heads."

The top of the arch is the acme chakra, a a lot of important airy center. Cayce identifies it with "the mount," and states that abandoned those who accept accomplished "the awakening in the mount" may apperceive the accuracy and access absolutely into the Creator's attendance to accept the consistent guidance. He goes on to say that as this centermost is animate and our soul's memories acknowledgment to consciousness, advertence that this accident is what is referred to if Jesus said "The Counselor, the Angelic Spirit, whom the Father will forward in my name, he will advise you all things...." -John 14:25.

Let's burn afresh our acme chakra. Let's arise to the arise of college consciousness. Let's accessible the bendable spot, through which our physique aboriginal entered this body, and accept the close vision, the close guidance. The Hopi apocalypse says that anon a new date of activity will begin, a date in which abandoned those who are accessible at the acme of their active will be able to apprehend and see and apperceive the way.


Seventh Centermost ­ Pituitary Gland ­ Third-Eye Chakra

Finally, the Spirit arrives at the accomplished centermost in the body. The aspect of our airy cocky that is in this centermost is "the Amen, the affectionate and accurate witness, the Beginning of the conception of God." This is the adept gland of the body. But the Spirit is agitated with this centermost because it is "neither algid nor hot." Because it is blood-warm about the spiritualization process, the Spirit is accessible to "spit you out of my mouth." This centermost says that it is affluent and needs nothing, but the airy cocky challenges that it is in fact "wretched and afflicted and poor and dark and naked" (harkening aback to the aboriginal sin in the Garden, area Adam and Eve hid from God because they were naked). Amazingly, this centermost has no redeeming qualities and no advantage to acknowledge. The Spirit gives none. This centermost is brackish and lukewarm, accidental annihilation to the all-embracing spiritualization of the body. The Spirit accordingly warns it to get accuracy artificial in the fires of the Spirit, white apparel of abstention that its dishabille will be clothed, and eye analgesic to bless its eyes to see the absolute truth. However, in a abuse way, the Spirit acknowledges its adulation for this center, saying: "Those whom I love, I advise and discipline." If this centermost will acceleration up and conquer, afresh "I will admission him to sit with me on my throne, as I myself baffled and sat down with my Father on his throne."

Cayce's readings analyze this centermost as the third eye, on the forehead. Almost all yoga books analyze the third eye as the sixth chakra and the acme as the seventh. If Cayce was asked about this during a reading, his acknowledgment was that he did not affliction what others were saying, but he was giving the actual arrangement. In some of the illustrations in this booklet, you'll see how the classical adumbration supports his perspective.

But the absolute accent of this centermost is that it is blood-warm in a lot of humans and needs to be aggressive with a college ideal with the activity of the activity force accumulated with the Angelic Spirit. The Egyptians advised the eye, the individual all-knowing eye, to be one of the accomplished images of God. To activate this center's accurate attributes and accompany beam to the accomplished of the physique and mind, this centermost accept to afresh acquisition activity for the quest. It is like a dying ember and needs the animation of the Angelic Spirit aloft it to re-ignite its fire.

To be continued.