In this extract from ‘A New Earth’, the master explains how an ardent, sincere prayer of self- consecration frees us from the control of our lower nature:
“As we do not know what plans God has in mind for us, we must ask him to enlighten us, and if there are some still some dark areas that we do not understand, we need to implore him to take possession of us. We can say: ‘Lord, I still do not understand, but please do what needs to be done. Make me do your will, seize hold of me even without my knowing it. Use me, take possession of me, come and dwell within me.
This is why we must implore and clamour to be used by heaven. Say, ‘At last I understand, I can do nothing about my lower nature; it is too stubborn, tough and corrupt. It will never change. I beseech you, heavenly beings, send me the most marvellous, perfect creatures to act in my stead, to guide and instruct me and take control of my life. I shall never be able to change this lower self, even in hundred and thousands of years, so bind it hand and foot and replace it with luminous spirits capable of making it obey them, so that, in spite of myself, I may carry out your plans.
When you say, ‘Lord God, enter into me and take the place of my lower nature; take the control of my life into your own hands,’ you are doing something that has an affect, not only on the material particles of your physical body, but especially on the memory and the ingrained patterns of your cells, and old habits are replaced by new faculties, qualities and virtues. This is one of the very best prayers you can possibly say. All other prayers contain a personal element, an element of self-interest. Whereas with this prayer you lay your life before God and say, ‘Yes, Lord, I am willing to die and disappear. Take my life but, I beg you, send heavenly entities to take the place of my lower nature so that I may serve you.’ ”
Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov A New Earth
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An extract from Bruce Lipton’s latest newsletter
After reading this passage from the master’s book this morning, I coincidentally happened upon a passage in Bruce Lipton’s February newsletter which discusses the process of deep self-transformation from a scientific perspective. (Bruce is a micro-biologist and author of the best-selling book, ‘The Biology of Belief’.) He has something interesting to say about the necessity of over-riding those stubborn patterns of behaviour that have been hardwired into our subconscious mind through past experiences. SJJ
‘Why does positive thinking work for some people and not for others?
The answer is dependent on the “beliefs” held in each of two minds, the conscious mind and the subconscious mind. The conscious mind, connected with our source, our spirituality, is the creative mind that expresses our wishes, desires and aspirations … wishful thinking. In contrast, the subconscious mind is a hard drive of programmed instincts, experiences and acquired habits.
We can personally engage with the creative imagination (vision) in our conscious mind. However, we cannot envision the content of the behavioral programs in the massive database of the subconscious. The effectiveness of a conscious intention is profoundly influenced by the “invisible” programs in the subconscious mind. The result of a conscious positive thought is dependent upon whether that thought is supported by, or in conflict with, subconscious programs. This is where the heart of the problem lies!
If the subconscious mind has programs to support the wishes of the creative conscious mind, then a positive thought has a high probability of manifesting. In contrast, if the subconscious programs conflict with conscious mind’s intentions, materialising those positive thoughts is very unlikely.
However, the results also depend upon which mind is dominant in controlling cognition.
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