Monday, May 9, 2016
We often hear about the concept of the Third Eye, like many secrets of life only a few truly understand the concept and power of a misused and misunderstood gift that was given to us at birth. In ancient Egypt the eye symbol was associated with the Eye of Horus or Ra. The opening of the Third Eye meant the achievement of enlightenment through various incarnations and the understanding of the mystery of God.
For centuries the mystery schools of ancient Egypt thought disciples to transcend the duality of mind and understand contrast as a way to find truth.
During the reign of Akhenaten, one of the last great Egyptian Pharaohs, the Aten was installed as the principle of the one God of Egypt. Aten stood for the awakening of the Third Eye that sees the “soul within or the “sun within. The wisdom of the ancient mystery schools once taken out of Egypt became guarded secrets, the knowledge could only be acquired by being initiated into secret societies like the Rosicrucians and the Freemasons. Benjamin Franklin and a number of America’s founding fathers were Freemasons a reason that the all seeing “Eye in the Pyramid” is in the Great Seal of the United States and on the U.S. Dollar Bill.
The Kybalion (see www.theartofwarogers.info) published in 1908 gave the masses the ability to learn about the secret wisdom and knowledge of the ancient Egyptian mysteries. In 1938, Vera Stanley Alder published “The Finding of The Third Eye”. The Alder book provides the common person an insight to the secret mysteries and scientific explanation of the Third Eye. Alder writes from both a scientific and spiritual concept when explaining the power and workings of the Third Eye.
Science in the mid-thirties conducted research that proved without a doubt that all things in the universe are vibrating. Low rates of vibration form visible objects, higher rates of vibration form less visible things like gas but this frequency of vibration cannot penetrate solids. Sound and heat vibration frequencies can pass through solids. The vibration of color can only be seen up to a certain frequency any color vibration above violet like ultra-violet and X-rays cannot be seen. Thoughts are also vibrations they are vibrations that use ether as their vehicle of transportation rather than heavier air particles. “Ether is that indefinable substance in which supports the earth and all the atoms of the air” writes Alder.
We all have two organs that allow us to experience all vibrations they are the Pituitary Gland and the Pineal Gland. The Pituitary Body is located behind the root of the nose, and is very sensitive to vibrations. The Pineal Gland is located in the middle of the head behind and just above the Pituitary Gland. This gland contains pigment similar to that found in the eyes. It is connected by two nerve cords with the optic thalamus; it controls the vibration of light upon the body, for this reason many scientist now suggest it is the remnant of a third physical eye.
We all have the gift of a Third Eye that can see what our two eyes cannot. Learning to open and use our gift is a subject that will be discussed in a future dialog. If this dialog is interesting to you send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 646 329-6727 to schedule a visit to the Ki Center.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
While I was recuperating in a rehab facility a few weeks ago from an injury, a friend Johnanne Winchester suggested that I read a book titled “Sacred Commerce” by Ayman Sawaf and Rowan Gabrielle. Johnanne’s mission is to create a global awareness that health, prosperity and the pursuit of happiness are gifts that should not be limited to just a few in the world, but can be realized by greater numbers in the world populations.
I expressed my application for the work that Johnanne does with the United Nations and other groups that focus on world issues, I also explained that I had a greater concern with similar issues faced by children and families who live in Harlem and other urban communities in America. Johnanne suggested the understanding and practice of sacred commerce can be used to address both local and global issues.
“Sacred commerce is the “party-cipation” of the community in exchange of information, goods, and services that contributes to the revealing of the divine (beauty, goodness, and truth) in all and where spirituality is the bottom line”; according to the research of Sawaf and Gabrielle. Profit is the only bottom line in commerce as we know it today. There are four bottom lines in sacred commerce, they are: people, planet, profit and spirituality.
Sacred commerce is not a new age concept its practice can be traced back to ancient Egypt around 1500BC where a Merchant Priesthood was developed under the reign of Queen Hatshepsut to practice and teach it. Similar to the wisdom in the 7 principles of the Kybalion (see www.theartofwarogers.info) the sacred commerce concept has been keep from the masses. Moving out of Egypt and carried to the East by the prophet Mohammad into Europe by the Knights Templar and preserved by the Freemasons for centuries.
As we continue our journey of human development many of the secrets and concepts of our past have started to reappear to guide us into the future. The ancient concept of reintroducing spirituality into commerce, creating goods and services not only for self-profit, but to the benefit of people and the planet will again be taught to the masses by a new cadre of merchant priest. I believe the positive reinforcement of this new way of doing business will allow a greater number of people to experience the gift of abundance.
The ability to lift people out of poverty and the needs of survival is the goal of sacred commerce. The gift of abundance is having access to resources you need; at the time you need them. It has nothing to do with stockpiling money or assets. Abundance can then open other avenues of expression such as positive relationships, creativity, and the pursuit of happiness and spirituality; as stated in the Sawaf/Gabrielle book.
The sacred commerce concept my seem unrealistic in today’s market place but keep in mind it was the concept that built the foundation of commerce as we know it today, it has taken a back seat to greed, power and material passion. Times are changing, if you are reading this perhaps you have been selected to become a merchant priest, that will learn to use and teach others the ancient concept of bring spirituality back into commerce for the betterment of humankind.