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IN LEARNING HOW TO USE SPIRITUAL POWERS you pass through many grades and levels of spiritual development. Each step requires greater discernment in using wisely the knowledge you have gained and in preserving the solid foundation upon which you have built. To do this effectively you must maintain and preserve your balance in all aspects of mind, soul and body. Let us examine some of the things that will aid you in self-preservation as a light worker during the accelerated change from third to fourth dimensional frequencies.
While working on specific projects or receiving inspirational guidelines, there may be times when you cannot force actions, thoughts or works of any kind; they just will not flow. You may not have sufficient information, or there may be other factors beyond your conscious understanding that indicate it would be better to postpone that action temporarily. You can pick it up again when you feel right from within, when factors are more propitious for you to take action or to develop a particular thought. If you are patient at such times, a better time will come in which you can accomplish your task.
However, there is a difference between waiting for a properly inspired time to do something and simply procrastinating and never getting around to it, so that it becomes too late for it to be effective. You must use discrimination and discernment in following the inspiration of your high Self or other teachers.
Intuning the properly inspired time is important, because if you try to force an action you could cause yourself much stress and strain. You may not do the proper amount or the best quality of work that you would do if it were the right time. Also, you may affect inappropriately other people, not only those in your immediate proximity but also those you would reach with that action or project.
If it is not right, do not force it; for you can cause yourself considerable mental and emotional, even physical, anguish. At all times preserve your optimum performance as a light worker. Do not put too much stress and strain upon yourself, thus limiting or impeding your effectiveness. Sometimes it is better to do a little less work rather than to attempt too much and to render yourself ineffective for an indefinite period of time, or even permanently, in the Latter-Day hierarchal program. We need your vital service as a light worker at this time.
Conscious & Subconscious Aspects
Consider self-preservation ideas for the conscious and the subconscious aspects of mind. An important guideline for the conscious mind is to protect yourself as much as possible in the mental aspect. Do not look for trouble, or try to force your way upon people who have no interest in the program. Work silently with them, addressing their Christ Selves and their subconscious aspects, and ask that the project or the purpose you are engaged in for those persons or groups come to their attention at the proper time and in the proper ways.
This does not mean it always has to come to them in a conscious way. It can infiltrate from the superconscious or the subconscious when they are asleep, in their own meditations, or via the events that follow in their lives. Do not feel you have to be on the firing line twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week doing all of this work consciously yourself. Let the high Selves of others perform their rightful functions and works.
In your conscious thinking about the program, do not try to do too much with too many people. There can be severe repercussions if you do this in an outward manner, particularly amongst friends and family who are not yet receptive to the program. Many of you have had the pleasure and the privilege of seeing friends or family finally accept your way of thinking, when perhaps a few months or years ago they totally rejected you and your ideas.
As concerns their conscious aspects, do not do things deliberately to other people that would cause severe repercussions upon you. There are times, however, when you must stand up amongst strangers, family or friends and speak about the program. But always use judicious discernment and discrimination to intune how far you should go in the conscious aspect.
There are many things which are consciously upsetting to light workers. For example, the thought of being here on the Earth plane amongst the trials, the tribulations and the lower frequency vibrations is unnerving at times. Undoubtedly you have heard yourself or others exclaim: “I don’t like life on Earth. I wish I could go or be somewhere else. I don’t like being in this frequency vibration and having to deal with people the way they act on Earth now.” You are not unique in feeling this.
But you cannot afford to let it bother you too much, for you volunteered to come here to perform a service that will help many other people besides yourself, now and in the future. You are preparing now for future expressions and experiences, but you also are preparing other people for their upliftment.
In your conscious actions and thoughts concerning the program and your participation as a light worker, do not push yourself too far. Do not try to do too much. Do not try to be on the job all the time. Do not try to reach everyone on the Earth or in the astral planes, or feel you have to tell everyone all about the program. None of us are so important in the overall scheme that we have to keep track of everything and everyone all at once. We each have our own work to do.
Therefore, remain in conscious balance. Consider your entire conscious activity. Think of what you can do consciously to preserve yourself as a light worker. Your conscious thoughts and attitudes of self-preservation ultimately will pervade all levels and aspects of your subconscious activity and your four lower bodies.
Similar guidelines apply to the subconscious aspect. Though we are not aware of what is taking place in our subconscious activity much of the time, much of what we think about consciously comes to us or surfaces from the subconscious.
But even though you must cleanse and clear the conscious and the subconscious aspects while unfolding and developing spiritually, you should not try to do it constantly and without periods of rest and assimilation. For you will be in such a nervous state of turmoil and exhaustion that what you receive from your subconscious, or even from the mass subconscious, will keep you continually upset and uptight, causing you to feel you have to keep concentrating on cleansing and clearing yourself and making sure you are doing right. As a result you will not be able to think clearly about what you really should be doing.
Therefore, meditate often on what you can do to help preserve the conscious and the subconscious aspects of your own mind, and on the actions that result.
Preserve Four Lower Bodies
Use self-preservation guidelines also for your four lower bodies: mental, emotional, astral and physical. One of the most important guidelines is the care of the physical body. Too many light workers are prone to think that once they get into spiritual work all things will be fine with the physical body. They reason that all they have to do is speak the word and they will be in perfect health all the time; that they do not need any particular course of action or concept or practices, as regards eating or drinking or anything else concerning the physical body. If something does go wrong with the physical body, they may rationalize there is nothing to spiritual work after all. So, they often choose to forget about it. Such thinking is erroneous.
Moreover, many light workers neglect the physical body so much that it is apparent they are not able to function properly on the physical plane. They ignore the fact that physical-body upsets, disturbances, pains and debilitations of various kinds can have a definite, even permanent, effect upon their thinking and actions.
Light workers should have a serious understanding of the care of the physical body. Through our Healing Haven division, we have published much information concerning not only the care of the physical body but also the other bodies and the conscious-subconscious aspects of mind.
Among the major rules to consider for the physical body are taking care to stay away from diseases and caring for ailments as soon as they become prevalent. We are not immune to everything. In a physical environment many things affect us that are not necessarily the result of cause and effect from our own actions, but are due to where we are, the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink, and so forth.
Keep uppermost in your thoughts the necessity for proper protein, vitamin and mineral intake. In periods of high-energy influxes when there are emotional and mental strains and spiritual transmutations of your body — and particularly light-body anchoring, which is beyond conscious control — great amounts of protein, B vitamins and calcium are expended. Many times certain symptoms indicate deficiencies in vitamins and minerals.
Be alert to these things. Pay attention to what you eat, including abstaining from things you know you should not eat. We do not recommend any special diets for you to follow, but be sensible about what you put into your physical body.
Be self-preservation minded, and aware of the limitations of your physical body. Do not overexert yourself. Pay attention to proper cycles of rest, sleep, vacations, changes of pace in your physical activities, and things of this nature. Do your very best to take care of the one-and-only physical vehicle you have in which to express on the Earth plane at this time.
Your physical body is extremely important to you and your high Self. Therefore, take care of it. Do not feel you know all there is to know about preservation of your physical body, for there is still much to learn.
Though there is much yet to be researched and understood about the astral body, we have learned from our studies, our channeled communications, and our Healing Haven research that much of what manifests eventually in the physical body develops first in the astral body. Some of these astral imbalances can be controlled and eliminated so they never manifest on the physical level. Much of the self-preservation or soul-healing work we do for you and others in this respect is accomplished via our spiritual projections and our various publications.
Mental & Emotional Aspects
The mental and the emotional bodies are equally important aspects to keep in mind when thinking of self-preservation. Unfortunately, many light workers feel that if they have spiritual principles, are unfolding in the light, are talking about the light body, are working for the program, they do not have to take care of the mental and the emotional bodies, because these aspects take care of themselves. This is not so.
Though such applies to a certain extent the higher you evolve, that depends upon many things: how far your spiritual evolvement has progressed in prior lifetimes; any illnesses, ailments or defects you have had in any of these bodies in prior lifetimes, here or elsewhere; how long you have been spiritually aware; how actively involved you are in light work in this particular lifetime; and many other factors.
Be aware of self-preservation in the mental aspects. Do not partake indiscriminately of mental techniques, statements, teachings, theories and instructions. Investigate, verify and confirm them before you proceed. Just as you would not take food into your physical body that you knew was contaminated and could cause serious ailments, you should apply the same principle in your self-preservation ideas for the mental body; and perhaps even more so than with the physical, for such error ideas may linger much longer than merely one lifetime.
Therefore, be careful of the ideas you follow, the things you accept. This applies not only to spiritual or so-called New Age ideas, as to whether they are true or false or partly in error, but also to all the things that happen in your life and in the world involving people’s ideas that lead to certain thoughts and actions. Analyze all of these things which enter your mind and affect your conscious and subconscious. Be self-preservation minded. You must think in terms of preserving your incarnation here on Earth in order to effect your highest good for the program as a light worker.
The same principles and guidelines apply to the emotional aspect. Much can come to bear upon the emotional body of which you are not even aware. Many times you may not know why you feel depressed or sad. It could be due to something occurring in your soul, or because you are picking up something from family, friends or the masses at large. You may be reacting to their upsets and confusions.
As the program advances towards its culmination with the Second Coming, there will be more stresses and strains; until they reach levels where there may be some diminishing of these. But in these Latter Days there are many disturbing, upsetting, confusing situations befalling the mass consciousness.
So, be alert to such things as waves of strange emotions that sweep through you, where you do not know what is causing them. Such already have been experienced by many at Mark-Age. Do not think these things cannot touch you, for they can, regardless of your spiritual understanding and expertise. These things are affecting all of us.
For example, you can be in tune unconsciously with something that is happening to individuals, to groups or to the masses in different parts of the world, and not even know about it. But they too are experiencing upheavals and adjustments during the changing of frequency vibration in this ending of an age. Because we are part of mass consciousness we also go through it.
We do not have all the answers on how to cope with some of these emotional occurrences. But you must be aware of them. You must work on them, knowing they will pass even though it seems you cannot do anything about it at that time.
Self-preservation means thinking primarily of yourself at times. Guard against becoming drained emotionally, mentally and physically. Be careful not to lose your sense of direction and what you believe in. With the higher influxes of energy and the many spiritual changes we all must go through, sometimes these symptoms are unavoidable. But you must take care of yourself as much as possible and not lose your sense of self-preservation.
It is necessary at times for a change of pace. There must be cycles of rest for rejuvenation. Therefore, do not try to be on the firing line all the time as concerns the program. Do not be giving one hundred percent of the time to other people and their needs and problems. Take some time — it may have to be periods of weeks or months — to dwell upon yourself and your relationship with God, your high Self, your master teacher, the Hierarchal Board and the hierarchal plan for Earth. Think about balancing yourself, intuning with your high Self and Spirit, so you can come out of that rest period refreshed and with new zeal and enthusiasm.
There are many new developments to look forward to for the hierarchal plan and program. Therefore, be rested and well balanced. Go within and think about yourself. Remain in a self-preserved state as a light worker on Earth, and be ready for new phases of the program. Be self-preservation minded.
Revised from Mark-Age Meditations audio broadcasts #149A & B, released in January and February 1978.
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Photos: (1) El Morya/Mark, 1966, Mark-Age Archives. (2) Mystic Memories © by Hartmut Jager. (3) El Morya/Mark, 1961, Mark-Age Archives. (4) Line drawing by Owen Morrison depicts materialization of divine power as and through El Morya; Mark-Age Archives.