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The Magic of Receiving

Thursday, December 17, 2015
Blog: The Magic of Receiving

By Lazaris

This article is a partial transcription of the recording entitled "The Magic of Receiving: A New Dimension of Success"

It is a joy to be with you and to work with you ... And once again, we are going to take a look, a more profound look at receiving. ... In your Darker Moments, we know, there are times that you decide that receiving just does not work, or that you can't do it. Depending upon your particular penchant for self- punishment, blame, or criticism, either you pile it on the function of receiving, or you pile it on yourself. One or the other of you is a failure, that is for sure. In those darker moments ...But, indeed, in the Lighter Times (which are, in fact, the truer times), you absolutely know that you have learned a tremendous amount about the ability, the function, and the wonder of receiving. And more than just learning about it, you have done it. You do it, and you have been very beautifully conscious of receiving the bounty, the abundance, the cornucopia of success -- or at least parts of it -- into your reality.

You know that receiving works, and that you work, too. In those Lighter Moments, in those Truer Times, you have very consciously received. More and more, you are coming out of your own personal darkness and stepping into your very beautiful and personal Light. And in those Lighter, Truer Moments, you are going to find you will receive more than you have allowed yourself to do before. More and more the opportunity to receive will be there. ...

But as much as you do allow and are conscious of your function of receiving, it just doesn't happen consistently enough. You can't trust it enough. You do not feel confident enough to rely upon the phenomenon of receiving. You just can't be intimate with it yet. You cannot be close to it, tender with it, vulnerable with it, and trusting of it to lean on it, to know it will be there when you need it to be, when you want it to be, when it has to be. And beyond this factor of consistency, trust, and confidence, there is also the Magic of Receiving.

The Magic of Receiving offers a whole new dimension of achievement, a whole new dimension of success. Yet as wonderful as that sounds, the Magic is frightening. Not terrifying, perhaps, but frightening. And it is frightening not because you cannot repeat it, for surely you can, but it is frightening because it is so unfathomable ... it's so abstract and mysterious. Indeed its magic seems to stretch beyond the very limits of language. And therefore, you deny yourself the very magic that could open doors and wide vistas of opportunity.

And as you have self-chosen a destiny as MapMaker, as Reality Creator, the next step out of darkness is to engage, to attract, to embrace the full body of the Magic of Receiving. ...

At first glance, Achievement and the Magic of Receiving seem to be in some ways almost at opposite ends of some sort of continuum. One is so active, and the other seems, by its nature, so passive. One seems to be at the source of causation; the other, at the end of allowing. One seems so dynamic, and the other seems so receptive.

But they are, in fact, much more alike than they are different. For truly so, receiving seems very passive at times, but (overtly or subtly) it is tremendously active. As well as being at the allowing end of the continuum, receiving is definitely at the causative end, too, for your willingness to receive can be the very energy that causes the reality you are seeking. And, in fact, the very "doing" energy in the Nature of Achievement also becomes the "doing" energy involved in the Magic of Receiving.

Receiving is an energy. It is not an insurance policy. It is not a guarantee of success.

Receiving is an energy to respect, to harness, to direct, to generate.

Receiving is a teeter-totter-like balance between disengaging the reluctance or refusal to receive and actively engaging and embracing the full body of what you truly want to receive. Receiving is neither friend nor foe, but will function as one depending upon whether you are your own friend or your own foe.

These clues are the same for Achievement as they are for Receiving -- and in these clues is tucked away the Magic of Receiving.

The First Clue

This first clue tells us that Receiving is an energy. Truly it is an energy that is alive, a vibrant and palpable energy. It exists not independently of you, but can and is, at times, separate from you. It is an energy you can step into very consciously or step out of very consciously. It is also an energy that you can step into and out of in what seems to be a less than conscious fashion. It has its boundary, its sphere of influence, its sphere of impact.

The first key to the phenomenon of Receiving is that you already know how to do it. You already do receive -- and not just the good stuff! You see, you do not need to learn how to receive. You need to learn the magic and the allowing, but you already know the function. You're doing it already.

Think for a moment about some constriction in your life, some failure, something that went wrong. Are you honestly going to tell us that you sat down and programmed for that - - that you sat down and said, "OK, how can I go about creating getting fired from my job? How can I create financial disaster? How can I possibly create an auto accident? How can I create an illness?" ... {laughter} ...

Did you go about trying to earn that despair? No, you didn't go about consciously creating those things in the sense of sitting down and making a decision about them. And that's often, ironically, one of the criticisms people have of the concept of creating your own reality. "Well, I didn't do it consciously." That's how it seems, because you create by causing, but you also create by allowing. And one of the many ways in which you allow is by receiving. When this happens, such creations are a product of your beliefs and attitudes, or of limited thoughts and feelings. It is a process of letting the reality show up as a function of receiving.

You already know how. You already know how. That's not the problem. The problem is directing it, respecting it, harnessing it, and guiding it. Just imagine what you could do if you could harness it. Look at how "effectively" -- and we use that word in a somewhat sarcastic and tongue-in-cheek way -- how effectively you can create messes in your reality ... {laughter} ... Just think about what you could do if you could use that dynamic of receiving to bring about only the positive things that you desire. Look at how you receive! If you could just turn that in a positive direction, just imagine what your reality could be.

The Second Clue

The second clue to understanding the magic is that receiving needs to be respected, harnessed, directed, and generated. If you don't respect the energy, you will overestimate it or underestimate it. Either way, you will start to take it for granted. And once you start taking the energy for granted, it becomes invisible. Think about that a moment: Whenever you take anything or anyone for granted, they begin to become invisible. You no longer see them: You see what you assume or what you project -- what you take for granted. The same is true of energy. Once invisible, you are not as conscious or as able to respond -- to be responsible -- in the way that you desire.

And you need to harness the energy, which means that you "own the energy" by owning your ability to use it as a tool to get from where you are to where you want to be. If you don't harness this energy, you will attempt to contain it, to possess it. Owning the ability to use the energy and attempting to contain the use of energy are two very different things. When you try to contain it, to make it "all mine and only mine" -- when you try to make it an end, in and of itself, rather than a means toward a grander and more glorious end -- you try to possess it rather than own its use. You try to control it rather than use it.

When you try to possess it, you become possessed by it. When you try to control it, you become controlled by it. And therefore, you are constantly searching for how to receive, but you never let yourself do it. You constantly feel insecure that someone might take your capacity to receive, so you dare not use it and show others that you have it.

If you don't direct the energy, then you will try to manipulate it. And when you try to manipulate receiving it tends to seem as though it evaporates or vanishes.

If you don't generate it, then you try to dominate it. And when you try to dominate receiving, as opposed to generating it, you become enslaved, constantly pursuing it but never finding it, never really knowing it.

The Third Clue

Thirdly, receiving is a balance between disengaging from the resistances to receiving and engaging and embracing the full body of what you want to receive. Sometimes receiving is not so pleasant, and the key to it is to become conscious. Becoming conscious of the receiving that is already happening -- whether it's good or bad, whether you like it or not -- is the third part to understanding and reaching the magic.

The Fourth Clue

And the fourth part is to understand this: Behind everything you do, whether positive or negative, the one consistent thread is that you want to be loved. That's what you're seeking behind everything you do. When you look at your life and you see the positives that you create -- the successes, the job opportunities, the relationships, the friendships, the health, the meditations, the clarity -- what are you really after? Are you really after the dollars in the bank? Are you really after the title after your name? Or isn't it that what you're really after is the love?

And so many keep that as an abstraction. But let that in: "I am after the love." Everything that you do that screws up, that becomes a problem, is your skewed attempt, but an attempt nonetheless, to get love. There is not an action that is not an attempt to get love, or to secure it once you have it. The most despicable things that are done in the world come down to wanting love. And the most beautiful things as well. That doesn't excuse certain behaviors, but it does explain them.

The fourth key to the magic is to admit the love you seek and the attempts to secure that love once you find it.

When you can understand these components, then you can approach understanding the phenomenon. Then you approach understanding the Magic. You see, receiving isn't just sitting there with your arms open, waiting. Receiving isn't refusing to take the steps because "I'm going to receive. I'm not going to program and process. I'm going to receive." Receiving isn't avoiding what needs to be done. "The yard needs to be mowed. I think I'll receive cut grass." ... {laughter} ... It's not about procrastinating or avoiding processing. It's not that sort of dull, passive energy. It can seem passive, certainly so, but it is also very active, very dynamic, very alive, a very active and very conscious choice.

The Resistances

The resistances do not only keep you from receiving. They also keep you from understanding the very components that are the clues. The resistances don't just manifest in the illusion. They are emotional states that manifest inside of you. ... The TRADITIONAL RESISTANCES are these ...

(1) You have been taught, conditioned (there is a difference between the two), manipulated, or threatened out of receiving.

Some of you have been very clearly taught. You were sat down as a child, and mother or father or "well-meaning" adult told you: "Now look. The only way to get ahead in this world is to claw your way to the top. Just do it for yourself. You can't let anybody help, because then you're going to be owing them." Often they were well-intentioned. They weren't deciding: "Let's see if we can't screw up this kid." But they did give you the message that life is not a gift, that you've got to earn anything and everything that's in it. Receiving is out of the question.

Some of you were conditioned. The words were never spoken, but they showed you through their actions, their philosophy, and the way they viewed the world. Others of you were manipulated. Others of you were out-and-out threatened: "Don't you do that!"

You were taught, conditioned, manipulated, or threatened into believing that to receive is weak, greedy, and selfish -- that it is just plain wrong.

(2) The Dark Shield and the Dark Law.

As a small child, and then again as an Adolescent, you developed this protective device to protect you from the pain, limiters, blockages, contracts, payoffs, and scripts that were forced upon you. You developed a shield, and that shield we call the Dark Shield, because it's made up, first of all, of shame, followed by the issues of deserving and guilt, and by mechanical, emotional, or physical additions. It is a Dark Shield of self-sabotage and self-punishment.

In a cosmic way, it is a very literal shield made up of these limited resources that were available to you at the time. And it did do its job. But it also blocks the positive energy. And therefore, with Shield in place, you resist receiving. It blocks the pain, but it also blocks receiving. And until that Shield is taken apart, it is difficult to receive, and it is almost impossible to do it consciously, consistently, with confidence and trust.

The Dark Law is that statement that brings order to the Dark Chaos. The Dark Chaos is the pain. The Dark Chaos is the ugliness. The Dark Chaos is the disappointment, despair, anger, rage, loneliness, hopelessness, and the shame itself. And to deal with the Dark Chaos, you create a Dark Law that says: "I can never be happy. I will never be successful. I will never find love. I will always try, but fall short. I have a Midas touch of death and destruction." Those very ugly laws -- absolute, singular statements -- give order to the Dark Chaos of your life, but they also blind you to the Light Chaos, which what receiving love is. The Magic of Receiving is abstract, unfathomable. It is mystical. It's a Light Chaos. And this Law that brings order to the Dark Chaos blinds you to the Light Chaos that receiving is.

(3) The Ego's Fantasy and Delusion. The ego's fantasy and delusion of grandeur is better-than or less-than, the flip sides of a coin called arrogance. "I want all the credit. If I'm going to create, I want to get all the credit. I don't want to have to share it with my Counselors, or my Higher Self, or my Unseen Friends. I don't want to have to share it with my Soul, with God/Goddess/All That Is. If I get this job, by God, I want it to be what I created all on my own." So receiving is a threat to the ego.

(4) Control. Another resistance is control itself -- the investment in the need to control, to manipulate, to be a martyr, to feign weakness with self-pity. If you want these agendas and the desire for vindication that becomes part of them -- if you want them more than you want to receive -- you will make a choice for them rather than a choice for receiving.

(5) Wanting To Earn It. There's nothing wrong with wanting to earn. There are a lot of wonderful things to earn in reality, certainly so. And you can also do things and get rewarded. But receiving is also one of those ways to go about creating the reality you want. It adds to your potentials of what you can do, because there are some things in life that you cannot earn, and you want those things, too. And the way those things come about is through receiving. If you're hooked on earning and being rewarded, you will see receiving as a threat -- not unlike the ego that sees it as a threat. Also, to earn and to be rewarded are more closely associated with a masculine energy. Receiving is a more feminine energy, and from the viewpoint of masculine energy, the feminine energy is a threat.

(6) The sixth resistance is the anger, bitterness, and resentment that you hold around love -- and yet at the same time you want it so completely. The fact of the matter is that the human nature is to love. While you're inside that set, that's sometimes difficult to see. But once you get outside the set, then you realize: "Of course. The human nature is to love." You can't help it. You will reach for it and always try to move toward it. The problem arises when you get terrified of it -because of the anger, the bitterness, the resentment, the humiliation, the rejection, the abandonment, and the betrayal that have been so associated with it. On one hand you are running away from it as fast as you can, and on the other hand you're trying to run toward it as fast as you can.

To avoid being torn apart, you end up substituting something in its place and calling it love. For example, you say love is suffering, and you prove your love by suffering, and expect others to suffer to prove their love by suffering as well. That's what martyrhood is. To answer the dilemma of wanting and not wanting love, all at the same moment, you redefine it. Therefore, love is suffering, or love is guilt. If you are so embittered and enraged, yet at the same time you are wanting love, you're going to resist receiving it.

(7) Resistance to Gratitude. You don't want to feel grateful, because you have been taught, conditioned, threatened, or manipulated into seeing gratitude as weakness. If you are grateful, it means that someone else did something better than you did, were nicer than you are, are more powerful than you are. To feel grateful is to admit that you are weak and they are strong. That, you believe, means you're not good enough. Now, none of that is true, but that is the belief system that makes it such that you don't want to be grateful. And therefore, you don't want to receive.

Many of you have worked with and truly have released these resistances, and yet there is still difficulty. The reception is not consistent and trustworthy enough, and you are not confident enough of it. And we would suggest there are also what we'll call more poignant reasons.

The Poignant Resistances

(1) You are so afraid you won't get love -- or that if you do, you'll lose it -- that you just don't trust love. You don't think that you can find love or that you can hold it. And to have it and to lose it would be so horrific, so painful, that you don't know if you could do it. Some of you have experienced great loss -- a person who died, or a loss through misunderstanding or indiscretion. And you realize that a love was lost, perhaps because you didn't respect it. And it hurt so badly that you feel you could not go through it again. Therefore, you don't want to receive. You do not want the Magic of Receiving. "I'll get by. I'll go without." Behind every constriction: You want to be loved. Fear of the love and of securing it is the reason many of you will not let yourself receive with a consistency.

(2) A second, less obvious reason is because you're clinging to the past -- to the child's projections, the adolescent's absolutes, the comparisons, the competitions, the hidden agendas, the insecurities and fears, the failures and pain -- all of which make up this backdrop of the past. Against this backdrop the concept of receiving is impossible or a fluke, because the child has eliminated receiving from its resources, and the adolescent answered the chaos with the blacks and whites of reality. And there's no room in competition and comparison for receiving.

(3) And the third and final of the less obvious reasons is because of pain. Pain is different than hurt. Pain is a separation and a longing. Hurt can be painful. Anger and fear can be very painful. But pain, in and of itself, is separate from them.

And pain separates you from yourself. It separates you from your very Soul. Not a complete severing, no. But it separates pieces of your Soul. In a sense, pieces of your Soul get lost when the pain is too much to bear. It doesn't die -- the Soul is immortal -- but it becomes separate. Fragmented pieces of Soul outline the path of pain.

Pain separates you. Pain causes fear. Pain causes stagnation and depletion. Even though receiving is a palpable, living energy, you don't have the energy to step into it, to allow it, to receive it. Pain is that debilitating. That is why we call it a spiritual challenge to heal that pain, to reconnect with those pieces of Soul, those fragments lost so long ago. As you can work with your pain, be it physical, emotional, mental or etheric, as you can repair the damage of that pain, then you can open up to receiving.

For some, that pain is so intense that it does paralyze and exhaust you so completely that to open up to receiving seems out of reach. And sometimes the pain is so intense you just can't muster enough of your own energy to step up to and into that very living, very palpable energy. And in your pain, you become your own foe, and receiving then functions like one.

So even as you release the more traditional resistances -- as many of you have (you've done beautifully in that regard) -- still you find yourself so frustrated, because you're still not receiving. Often it is these less obvious, more poignant resistances. The pain, the past, and the attempts to create and secure love stand in the way of receiving.

As you can understand and disengage the resistances, then truly so, you can engage that very magic that can afford you a whole new dimension of success and achievement ...

Techniques

The Magic of Receiving stretches beyond the words, but it is there, and it is in each of you. And you can use it and allow it to become a bigger, more profoundly important and magical part of you. If you're not quite ready to receive yet, you can let it rest there. Then, when you're ready, it can emerge, and you can use it as fully and completely as you like.

Now we want to give you some things that you can work with very concretely. Not that you have to take them all. Sometimes, as we've said, there are certain steps that are important: Start here, do these. But with the Magic of Receiving, you can work in a number of different ways, picking and choosing, working with what works for you.

Working with the Clues

The first step that we suggest is particularly for those of you who like to work consciously. This technique, we would suggest, is valuable if you like that concreteness. The first technique is to take the "clues" of receiving and work with them for yourself.

Receiving is an energy -- a palpable, living energy -- that you can step into and that you can step out of. What does that mean to you? What does it mean to you that it is an energy, that it is living, that it is palpable, that you can step into and out of it? Give it meaning. Give it value.

"It is an energy that I must respect." Now how can you do that? What does it mean for you to respect that energy? How do you show that respect, so that you don't take it for granted, so it doesn't become invisible? And how do you harness it? What does that mean? What's possession look like? What would that look like and feel like for you? Own what that means to direct that energy. What does it mean to generate that energy? How does that work for you? What does it mean that what you're really after is the love. Behind everything -- the most positive or the most negative, the most outlandish and the most obvious -- it's all about love. What meaning and value does that have specifically for you?

These components can have meaning, value, and they can matter. They can matter in your life.

And so you work with them, you play with them, you meditate on them, you talk to those intimates in your life about it. You get together with those friends you meet with in your spiritual circles, and you work with these ideas. Talk about what it means, and look for the limited beliefs or the errant thoughts that come with it so you can flesh it out and let it grow and expand so that it has meaning and value in your reality.

Clear the Resistances

The second thing, which is important perhaps for all of you in your own way to do, is to clear the resistances, both the mundane ones and the more poignant ones.

Really work with it. Sit down and say, "OK, look. My resistance is what I was taught. But I know that now. I'm not that child anymore. That authority, for whatever reason, taught me the wrong thing. Now I need to sit with that and make a decision that I can get off it, for to do otherwise is to manipulate." Now if you've just discovered it, that's a different matter. But if you are one who knows all there is to know about what your mother or father taught you, you can get off it now. You do not have to spend weeks working through it. You can get off it. To do otherwise is to let it become part of your manipulative self. You can walk away from it.

Similarly with the others: The ego's holdout for better-than or less-than. The arrogance that you get all the credit. Why? Why is that still so important.

You clear out those mundane or traditional resistances. But then look to what's deeper than that. Is it the pain? Is it clinging to the past? Or is it that tug-of-war between: "I'm so desperately wanting the love and so terrified that I won't find it, or that once I do, it'll be taken away." What can you do about that? You do not have to sit on that mushroom for the rest of your life. You don't have to stay there. You can change that. You can own it, really see it, and change it. You can let go of that past. You do not have to be a prisoner of it. You can rise to the spiritual challenge and heal the pain.

Create Your Own Ritual

The third technique -- and some of you will have a delightful time working with it -- is to create your own ritual. You may sit down with your Higher Self -- or just let yourself be imaginative and let your own intuition be your guide -- to create your own ritual of receiving. You may want to use the very meditation that's on this tape -- where you cross the four different terrains -- which represent the experience of the Four Elements. You may want to adapt that, change it slightly, or use your own intuition to make that into a very personal ritual that you can do with a certain regularity. Some of you who worked with us with The Seven Rituals of Success [a Lazaris workshop], and one of those rituals was that of receiving, which involved various magic papers and bundles and working with the particular chakra centers. You may want to integrate or incorporate some of those techniques.

Or, you do some sort of ritual where you open the chakra centers and let them be flooded with an energy of receiving, by whatever ritualistic way you want to do this. Ritual means a dance that you do, a repeated pattern that gives your Unconscious and your Subconscious a message, that lets your Higher Self and your physical self know: "Oh, this is what they do when they want to receive love." And in that sense, therefore, you will.

Giving Without Duty & Obligation

The fourth technique we suggest will be wonderful for some of you. For others of you it's not going to be something you want to do, and that's fine. This one is the most delicate and intricate of techniques.

And it is this: That you ever so gently begin to give without any duty or obligation, without any particular cause or effect in mind, without any expectation of getting something back. What you're going to do is just give someone something. It doesn't have to be financial. It can be a note, a letter, a phone call. It can be very intangible, in that particular regard. But you're going to give to them not because it's their birthday, or Christmas, or any particular holiday, or as a thank-you gift for something they did for you. There is not going to be any duty or obligation involved in this. There's not going to be cause and effect. No reason like, "You've really earned this," or, "This is my way of saying thank you." No. Just because you want to give. No cause. No effect. No duty. No obligation.

Nor do you expect that because of this, you are going to receive, you see? "I'm going to give to you, and I'm going to give a whole bunch. You, you, you, and you! And then I'll receive a whole bunch!"

Well, in fact, that'll happen, but that's not what you want to do it for. Because then it becomes earning, or it becomes reward. What you want to do is create the resonance. Create the resonance. Because what happens here is that now there's a person who is receiving without earning, without deserving, with no reward attached. And what you're doing is creating a resonance whereby receiving is possible. All resonance creation begins with the possible.

"They're receiving."

"Well, they're doing it because I'm the one giving it to them!" ... {laughter} ...

But they're doing it, aren't they? They're creating the reality of receiving for no particular reason at all. And that means that if you could give it to them, you can give it to you.

Does that mean you go out and buy a card that says I love you very much and mail it to yourself? ... {laughter} ... No. But you can just open to let yourself, your Higher Self, give to you without duty, without obligation, without any particular cause or effect in mind, without any expectation that you have got to give back.

What's the phrase? "If there's one white crow, then one cannot say all crows are black." If you can create one other person who is receiving then you have created a resonance where receiving is possible. Receiving becomes, therefore, a resonance that you can generate.

Now as we say, it's delicate, because it's easy to slip into the place: "Now, when am I going to receive? When's it my turn?" Then the technique becomes something other than what it was intended to be. So work with this one only if it makes sense to you -- only if it is exciting to you.

The Disk of Receiving

The fifth technique that we suggest is to work very specifically with that disk which you receive in the meditation. You do not necessarily have to work in that meditation, but imagine the disk in one of your higher chakra centers -- the third would be the lowest one to use. There you find this disk of energy, and it's a color, a specific color. The color doesn't have to match the chakra center it's in, and you can use a full range of colors. It may be a most wonderful fuchsia. It may be a most incredible lime green.

When you want to receive love, when you are tending to get a little edgy or a little shaky on your ability to actually receive, you can close your eyes and allow yourself to imagine that disk. Perhaps it is no bigger than a quarter; perhaps it's the size of a hockey puck. Let it come to the surface of the chakra in which it is enveloped; then let it project out and expand. Or toss it into the air and let it tumble and spin. Suspended there, it then grows to become this big disk.

Then from its center, it begins to open. Then you can step into it, and allow yourself to be totally enveloped in the most wonderful and beautiful awareness that you truly are loved. Really let yourself be filled. Forgive yourself for not having received it yet, and just be filled, just be filled, just be filled. And then step out, close it, put the disk back into the chakra where it belongs.

If, in your excitement you forget to put it back, it will find its way home. ... {laughter} ... "Oh, my gosh! I lost the disk!" ... {laughter} ... "Wouldn't that be just like me! Absolutely. Everybody else goes around tucking it away neatly. I leave it out there!" ... {laughter} ... "Who knows who's got it now! The neighborhood dog probably stole it." ... {laughter} ... "Now they're getting fed better and taken care of better than anybody. ... They took my disk." ... {laughter} ...

So it will find its way home, but the idea is to close it and put it back. It's part of the respect, part of the honoring, of that particular energy. The technique of the disk is incredibly powerful, beautifully powerful. The more you do it, the better it gets.

Receiving the Ability to Receive

A sixth technique that we recommend is one that seems so obvious once we say it, and that is to receive receiving.

Maybe what you want to do is to say to your Higher Self, "Look, I'm having one devil of a time receiving. So the first thing I want to receive is the ability to receive more elegantly. I know how to do it. I don't know exactly how I know, but I do know how to do it. But I need to do it more elegantly, and that I don't know, so I want to receive that."

Work with your Higher Self, perhaps going into a meditation and just saying, "Here I am. Do what you have to do. You don't have to tell me. I don't need to approve. Just do what you have to do so that I can receive." Let yourself receive the receiving from your Higher Self, from your Counsellors, from the very energy of receiving itself -- so very palpable and alive as it is.

Give it Value, Let it Matter

What is important here as the last of the techniques we recommend is this: When you do generate something by receiving, give it value, give it meaning, let it matter.

So often what happens here is someone may say to you: "Do you realize what you just did? Do you realize what you just created? My goodness, look at what you let yourself receive!" And you say: "Yeah, that's pretty neat." And then you go on to something else.

Wait a minute! Give it some time. Let it sink in. You get so embarrassed, in that particular sense, so spotlighted and visible that you don't want to be that vulnerable. But you need to stop and realize: "Look what I did. Look what we did." Additionally, take that thing that you generated through receiving and amplify it, express it, let yourself absorb it, let yourself digest it. Let it nurture you. Let it have meaning.

How did you do that? Ask yourself: What state of mind were you in? Not that you want to replicate that every time, but you want to be alert to it, aware of it. What did you do here? What was the difference that you let this one in and not that one? Expand upon it so that it has meaning, so that it has value, so that it matters, so that you start developing that image in yourself: "I'm somebody who can elegantly receive, and I'm doing it more and more. That's who I am. That's who I am becoming."

So let it in when you're reminded, "Hey, look what you received. Look at that. You didn't earn that. You didn't do that by some trickery. You received that."

"Wow! Yeah, I did. I received it." Let it in. Let it become a part of you. Because as you do that, then you create the space, you create the resonance where indeed you will receive more and more and more and more.

And ultimately, then, as we've said so many times:

Life is a gift from God/Goddess/ All That Is. And yours is to learn to receive it. Receiving is, in its way, the highest form of achievement and creating. And that is what you are here to do in the thousands of lifetimes you have. The gift is given. Yours is to receive it. And as you can work the magic, allow the magic, receive the magic, so then the reception of what life is, and of the glorious gifts that it can be, becomes ... unending.

With love and peace ... Lazaris

 

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Welcoming Crystals to Your Keeping

Thursday, December 17, 2015
Blog: Welcoming Crystals to Your Keeping

By Lazaris

All right. All right. Well, well, oh my. Yes. Oh, what a pleasure and what a joy it is to be with you – working and exploring with you and loving with you. Welcome.

During this Year of Opportunity, within this the most monumental decade in the history of humankind on Earth, we talk of a Great Awakening. We talk of it now; many will be talking of it as the next several years unfold.

Years ago we suggested that a Great Awakening was coming. It is now upon you. We have talked of this awakening as a tri-polar energy attempting to become a uni-polar force.

We have suggested that the Domain of the Spiritual is awakening. At the dew line of its consciousness, the Enlightened Beings and the Exceptional Ones from all ages and the Shining Ones of Sirius herald the return of the Goddess and of the Light She brings.

The field of play – Earth, called Gaia by some – is awakening. At her dew line of consciousness, crystals awaken, demanding to participate – demanding to be part of the creation of a New World that is now destined to be.

The complexity of individuality is awakening. At its dew line of consciousness, those such as you – the Mapmakers and Magicians of your current age – awaken more deeply than you have awakened before.

A tri-polar energy – the Shining Ones of Sirius, Crystals and their consciousness, and Mapmaking Magicians – is coming together, attempting to become a uni-polar force. Yes, there is a Great Awakening about. Yes, there is a Great Awakening happening. And you are part of it. You are part of the equation; you are part of the mix.

And out of it all, crystals are coming alive in your reality. You are reawakening your old wisdom as well as your ancient arcane mastery and artistry. You are awakening your crystal workings once again. Many crystals that you once knew in Lemuria – the Land That Imagination Forgot – and in Atlantis – the Land That Was Lost though it was never forgotten – are coming back to you. They are coming, once again, to be in your keeping and under your guardianship.

So we offer you a means of welcoming. We offer you this conscious reading-meditation to do when you come upon a new crystal or to do with a crystal already within your keeping. Before you continue, get that new or to-be-renewed crystal. Have in near. Have it close. Have it there before you.

And now relax. Relax as you read these words. Relax.

Be conscious of your breathing as your eyes gaze gently upon the page. Relax. Slow your breathing. Relax ... Slower ... Relax ...

Slower ... still ... slower ... still ...

Hush.

Eyelids heavy. Be still. Enter the hush. Enter the silence. Enter. Still.

Eyelids heavy, eyes partly closed. Be still. Enter the hush. Enter the silence. Enter. Still. Enter ...

Imagine.

In the hush, in the stillness, imagine. In the gentle gaze, behind the quiet haze, imagine.

Imagine that you are in your safe place. Allow your imagining, rich with thought and feeling, to flow as you sense yourself there. You are there. In your safe place, you are there. Imagine.

Imagine. Open your senses one by one or several at a time. Sense the colors, sense the shapes, of the sky and earth and of the terrain – of all that is in between. Imagine. Imagine the lights and the shadows. Open to the sights of safety.

Imagine. Open to the subtle sounds – to sounds that ears may not hear. Listen. Listen to the sounds of safety.

Imagine. Open to the gentle bouquet – to the fragrance – to the smells of safety.

Yes, touch ... taste.

Imagine the touch and taste of safety.

And you are safe. And you are safe. Safe.

As your eyes traverse these words, you are safe. And you can feel it now, can’t you? You can feel the presence of your Higher Self. All around, within and without, you sense the presence of your Higher Self. You can feel it now. You can sense them now. However vivid or vague, you sense your Higher Self with you. Let it happen; let it be.

They touch you.

Your Higher Self touches you. They touch your heart, and you feel a gentle pressure there upon your sternum bone. They touch your mind, and you feel a gentle pressure there upon your brow. Feel it. Allow it. Imagine. Imagine. Imagine.

In a moment your eyes will fully close, and while you slowly count seven deep and rich breaths, your Higher Self will deepen your senses. When you open your eyes again, your sensing will be deeper. Richer. More profound.

Close your eyes. Your eyes close and you count ...

With a gentle gaze you see these words again. In a silent haze, you see these words again. Imagine.

Turn your eyes to that crystal now. Slowly, you embrace it with your hands. Hold it tenderly. Hold it gently.

Speak to the crystal with your eyes. In the hush, speak with your touch. Speak with your eyes. Say what you want to say. Say from your heart and mind; speak with your eyes and touch.

Now ...

Touch the majesty and magnificence. Open your senses to the majestic and the magnificent of this stone – of this consciousness in crystalline form. Open your senses to this crystal as you did to your safe place. Open to the sight, sound, and smell of its majesty; open to the touch and taste of its magnificence. Experience.

Sense a personal connection and a personal relationship between you two. Know that you can work together. You have found each other. You have found each other for the first time, or you have found each other once again. Open to the sight, sound, and smell of this connection; open to the touch and taste of this union and reunion.

A feeling comes, and thoughts begin to flow. … There are treasures and precious gifts waiting for you. When you and this crystal work as one, there are so many truths to be revealed and treasures to be unveiled. There are so many gifts that can precipitate from dream to reality – from creation to manifestation. There is a bounty in this connection. Welcome it. Welcome it.

Now there comes an alignment. You can sense it, can’t you? Wait. Be still.

You can sense it, can’t you?

Feel the alignment of consciousness between you at the dew line of human consciousness and this crystal at the dew line of Earth consciousness. You are a consciousness who has chosen a human vehicle to express and reflect who you truly are. This crystal is a consciousness, too. This crystal is a consciousness that has chosen a crystalline vehicle to express and reflect who it truly is.

Say hello. Say it with your touch; say it with your eyes. From the depth of your heart and mind, say hello.

Now lift the crystal to touch your sternum bone, and let it touch your heart. If it is too large to lift, lower yourself to allow this majestic one to touch your heart. Listen. Be touched.

Now lift this crystal to touch your brow, and let it touch your mind. Or lower your head – bow – to allow this magnificent one to touch your mind. Listen. Be touched.

Imagine.

Imagine.

Imagine.

Sense that "something more" between you. Experience beyond where words have been and beyond where words can go.

Experience.

And say, "Hello."

When you are ready, take a sharp and strong breath.

Breathe!

Open your eyes wide and full. You are awake. You are awake. You are awake in ways beyond what you may know. You are awake!

You are back here in the room with pages in your hand. Be awake. Be alert, alive, vibrantly awake, alert, and alive.

This reading-meditation can become a personal ritual for welcoming the crystals that come to you for keeping and for your guardianship. Just as you can use this method to personally welcome a new or renewed crystal, you can also use this means to say goodbye to a crystal.

From time to time, you will know that your watch is over. You know that it is time for this crystal to move along, to be kept and guarded by another. Often you express this knowing by giving a gift of a crystal to a friend. You can say goodbye to a crystal in a similar fashion.

As you acknowledge crystals – as you honor them with respect–they will acknowledge, honor, and respect you. Then the magic you can work …

Ah, the magic you can work together can be majestic. It can be magnificent. It can be the high magic that is sourced – not resourced, but sourced – in love, and whose only technique is choice.

It can be a magic beyond compare; it can be a magic beyond words.

Welcome.

As we close, we welcome you.

With love and peace,

Lazaris

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You Are in the Right Place at the Right Time

Thursday, December 17, 2015
Blog: You Are in the Right Place at the Right Time

By Jach

During this Year of Enchantment, Lazaris has spoken often of knowing we are in the right place at the right time. During the recent Online Conference, Jach responded to a question about this phrase. His answer gives a depth and understanding about how this simple phrase relates to belonging, and with that belonging forgiveness. Enjoy.

Q: Lazaris has been saying "You are in the right place at the right time." I love that phrase and am using it frequently, even when something doesn't seem to be working, to call forth the resonance of being in the right place at the right time. I'm intrigued by this phrase and wonder if you've been pondering or working with it to discover its meaning?

JACH:

Hi there. Fun talking with you always. [s]

Right place, right time. It speaks to belonging.

Belonging is so profoundly powerful. It is a gift from the Ancients, and that is a metaphor, I think, because belonging is so powerful and so miraculous. When we know we belong -- are in the right place at the right time - forgiveness, the elegant and implicit order within the chaos of belonging, is at hand.

As you say, when things are right, remembering that we are in the right place at the right time, that we are where we belong, we can give direction to the moment with forgiveness: forgiving ourselves for our foibles, for our mistakes, for our missteps. Even making those mistakes and taking those missteps are part of who we are and of who we are becoming. We are in the right place at the right time to drop more of who we are not -- how can we drop it if we don't know what it is we are dropping? -- and to become more of who we are.

Right place / right time also deals with dropping our illusion of being separate. The core of enchantment, often forgotten or overlooked, is that we are connected to each other and to everything. We are all connected to All That Is and thus to All That Is/Goddess/God. That union, that oneness: Is it the epitome of belonging? I suspect it is.

I find it fascinating that an undercurrent in our world today is the lack of belonging. So much of the anger and rage out there, so much of the fear and hatred on the far right and the far left, is triggered because people feel they don't belong anymore. The radicals in the Tea Party don't feel they belong, and the radicals on the left, likewise, feel that they don't belong. That lack of belonging is making people angry, ragingly angry, and a bit or a lot crazy.

One of the basic hurdles to belonging is the denial of the Dark Wood and another is Fierce Independence, being too fiercely independent. In our world today there are those internationally and in the US who are grasping desperately to hold onto their fierce independence, and that is partly why they feel they don't belong. You see it in the Far East and in the Middle East. You see it in so many of the hotspots around the world. Independence is critical, I agree. Even fierce independence is valuable, but not too fierce.

Fierce love is even more valuable. [s]

So when we know we are in the right place at the right time, we also know, often without words, that we do belong. We can forgive and come together to work in confluence with one another. I think it's an answer personally, and I think it's an answer for humankind, as well. (s)

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Healing: The Journey from Illness to Health

Thursday, December 17, 2015
Blog: Healing: The Journey from Illness to Health

By Lazaris

We’re going to focus attention on what illness is and how to correct it, but it is important to begin with the essential question: What is Health?

Most people don’t really know what it is, but it’s important to know. To be effective in your healing of yourself or others, you need something to move toward, not just something to run away from.

It’s also important to understand what health is because you need some standard by which to judge whether you’ve established a state of health effective enough to move on. You see, you have healing that takes place on the physical body, but there’s also the mental body, the emotional body, and the psychic body – which are parts of the Limited Self. Beyond the Limited Self is the synergy of the limited components which is the Spiritual Self. It is also in need of healing. Beyond that Spiritual Self are the Soul and Higher Consciousness, which are healthy. But your RELATIONSHIP with them needs healing, and to be established in a state of good health.

So what is health?

Health is the moving toward, and the fulfillment of, learning to have fun and consciously creating success.

Health includes the freedoms, gifts, actions, and joys of living that you give to yourself and then … and then … give to and inspire in others.

Health is the means to the end – the way that you succeed, not just that you did. It’s the way you acquire your freedom, the way you acquire the gifts of life, the way you take action, the way you experience and express your joy.

Good health is the aliveness – aliveness with love, trust, expectancy and enthusiasm – with which you live your life and explore your reality.

Health is the means that you use to reach that expanding, embracing, living, loving relationship with God/Goddess/All That Is. Health is the means of your spirituality. Health is establishing the greatest freedom, which is responsibility … establishing the greatest gift, which is choice and subsequently decision … establishing the greatest act, which is to love yourself and others, to be loved by yourself and others … establishing the greatest joy, which is healing yourself and then others. Health is seeking the greatest or the highest truth.

Health is knowing how to have fun, knowing how to consciously create success. It starts with the moving toward, and completes with the knowing of how to have fun and how to consciously create success.

Those are the criteria of the ever-changing, ever-expanding state of awareness and realization that is health. Now we’re going to talk about illness, and we’re going to talk about healing. That’s the juicy stuff, yes?

Illness is disorientation, alienation, disorder, and/or failure. Illness is also the coded messages that your Higher Aspects are trying to communicate to you. Therefore, when you develop an illness, if you don’t pay attention to those messages, then all you’re doing is manipulating symptoms.

It’s ironic. New Age healers are very critical of the allopaths (AMA-type doctors) because all they do is treat symptoms. True enough; the criticism is well-founded. But if alternative-method healers do not help you find the answers to those messages, then all they’re doing is treating symptoms as well.

True healers will help you discover what illness is saying to you, and help you answer those messages. It doesn’t matter whether they work with acupuncture, acupressure, crystals, psychic surgery, massage and running energy, laying on of hands, or spontaneous healing. The true healer is going to work with the cause of the illness, the messages that are there, and then will find a particular way of focusing that energy for the return of good health.

So what are the messages your Higher Self tries to give you? How can you interpret them? You don’t have to go ask someone. You can figure them out yourself.

The First Step of Healing: The Seven Questions To Ask & Answer

One: “What is the message my Higher Aspects are trying to give me?”

Two: "What’s this feedback that I’m getting?"

You see, illness is not just the message. It is also feedback. You will give yourself feedback when you’re screwing up in your reality. When your dear policeman keeps stopping you for going too fast, that’s feedback to slow down and be more careful. How many of you have gotten a speeding ticket and then have proceeded to screw something up 10 or 20 or 30 minutes later? The body similarly gives you feedback. “I have an ache or a stiffness or something that’s telling me to slow down.”

Three: “What are the conflicting beliefs and attitudes that are creating this static and interference in my reality?” That is what illness is, also: static and interference that let you know you aren’t on a clear channel. You have conflicting beliefs, not the least of which is the fact that you are striving so quickly to grow and to finally move beyond this physical body, and at the same time you believe that death is bad. That’s a conflict. Those two beliefs rub wrong, creating friction, static, and interference.

Four: “What is the manipulation or potential manipulation this illness is?”

This is a toughie. This is one you’re not going to want to look at, particularly if you’re not feeling well, which is often the case when you’re ill, yes? … (laughter) …

“Not me! My back really does hurt. My arm really is broken. I really am bleeding.” It’s, well, true but what is the present or potential manipulation? We’ll give you that little bit of room, yes? … (laughter) … And that’s an important question to answer. And you know, there’s always an answer. Some of the questions don’t always have answers, admittedly. But this one does. The first one, the fourth one, and the last one always have answers. There’s always a manipulation, or a potential manipulation based on the way in which you handle yourself from this point forward.

Five: “What could I be releasing or relieving from my reality?”

Sometimes as you work through something and begin to release it, it will have an illness effect upon the body. The “illness” you have may be a way of releasing something from your present, past, future, or some other lifetime. There are other ways to do it, but this is the way you chose. If you can understand that, you can decide if you want to continue to release it this way or if you’d prefer a different way. This is another question that may not have an answer.

Six: "How is my body cooperating with my programming?"

This one also may not have an answer. Sometimes, when your programming’s off or doesn’t make sense to your subconscious mind, a Higher Aspect of yourself may respond with a reaction in the physical form to let you know that it’s not going anywhere.

This doesn’t necessarily refer only to outward programming that you sit down and do in your meditations. This can be the programming of the other 23-½ hours of your day … “I wish I could begin again. I wish I could just start all over again.” That’s programming. And your body may well be cooperating by giving you cancer, because that’s what cancer does. It reverses the growth of the cells. They stop growing and functioning normally, and start returning to a womb-like state.

Seven: “What lesson(s) could I learn, or am I learning, from this illness?”

See, everything doesn’t happen for the best. Everything happens. As long as it does, you might as well turn it into the best thing you can …

If you ask yourself these seven questions, and answer them honestly, you will have taken the first very giant step toward healing. And if you can’t figure it out for yourself, you can get some help from your friends: your counselors, Spiritual Self, Higher Consciousness. You also have a synchronistic reality that is constantly giving you feedback. It’s a matter of listening and paying attention.

The Healing Process

So what is involved in healing?

The first step we’ve talked about. Ask yourself the seven questions. That’s the first step, and a giant step, most definitely.

Second step: Process and program. We know there are those who are telling you that you don’t have to process anymore, that all you have to do is declare your intention and that’s it. There are many who are wanting to give you simple, simple, simple little formulas for being spiritual. But when you find out they’re wrong, they’re not going to be there to tell you why they lied to you. … After you hear the messages and understand them, process them through. Clear them out of your system.

Third step: Select a healing modality. What methods of healing do you want to use? You make that decision. Don’t throw your hands up and say, “Whatever, whomever. I’m just going to wander in the maze of illness until somebody comes along and does it to me.” You make those choices. You make those decisions.

The fourth step is the most important and most determined step. It’s the one where you can screw up, or where you can really get into some marvelous freedom. The fourth step is that you make the decision to return to health. Ultimately, the decision is the healer. You can go to any healer, however powerful, but if you have not decided to get back on the pathway of health instead of stagnating in illness, they aren’t going to be able to help you. You have to make the decision!

And the decision needs to be made after you’ve taken the first three steps. You see, you don’t just start out, “I’ve decided I’m going to get healed.” First, figure out what the messages are. Then do the processing and programming. Then you make the selection of what modality you’re going to use. And THEN you make the decision: “I’m going to be healed.”

And fifth step: You participate in the healing. You don’t just drag your weary body in and lie it down on the healing table and say, “Do it to me.” You participate with aliveness, love, trust, expectancy, and enthusiasm. “I’m too exhausted.” Then give what you’ve got of these energies, because you must participate in a living way. You can’t just lie there like a limp noodle and expect any long-lasting or serious results.

Sixth step: Program and process again at a deeper level. If the fact that it takes time concerns you, how serious is your decision? How alive, expectant and enthusiastic are you? How much love and trust is really there?

And seventh: Move back into that dynamic aliveness that is your good health. Having learned what you needed to learn from the messages, leave the illness behind, moving out of it into the dynamic flow of health.

That’s what takes place in healing. The power of healing is immense. And there are many, many methods, as we suggest. And one or several of them are right for you.

With love and peace ...
Lazaris

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Introduction to Lazaris

Sunday, December 13, 2015
Blog: Introduction to Lazaris

By Jach   

Afraid, I just walked. I didn't know what else to do. Somehow moving seemed to help. I told myself: "Keep moving, just keep moving, Jach, and somehow everything will be all right." There was no logic in that spontaneous mantra, but then there was no logic in most of what had been happening to me over the past several weeks.

"Keep moving, just keep moving ... " At first, I thought it would just go away. I hoped it would just go away. I also hoped my hope would be enough so that nothing would come of it. But I heard the voice. I did hear the voice. I could not deny it any longer. The lack of denial did nothing to help me understand, so I just kept moving and repeating my private mantra. I was scared. I was terrified.

"When had it all begun?" I heard myself ask. This was a stalling tactic for sure, but I followed the question. I had nowhere else to go.

I'm not sure when it began. It seemed so simple then. I was on a business trip. I was at the Home Office, and it was half-way through a five-day conference/training session. Young execs from all over the country were there. I hated being away from home. These trips were considered a "perk" of mid-management, but I never felt very perky.

I don't know why I decided to meditate that evening. I had learned "how" to meditate at a course Peny had dragged me to back in 1972. The course had promised great results, which she found plausible and exciting. I found the claims unbelievable. She was right.

For me, meditation was a euphemism for napping. I would -- how do they say it? -- I would go "too deep" in almost all of my meditations. Though I had learned it, and had seen other people have great results, I had all but dropped the practice. Glorified napping did not seem to be the "way home" for me, or the way anywhere for that matter! I don't know why I decided to meditate that evening.

My eyes closed, and I began my routine of breathing the tension out of my body. I could feel myself starting to slip off to sleep. Then something very strange happened. I started to visualize! I saw things! I saw things spontaneously. This was a first!

I still remember it ... The path twisted this way and that. Green ... everything so very green. The ferns, tall. Trees, lush. Sweet smells. So engrossed in the detail, I forgot to be startled. I forgot to disbelieve.

The images burst. My mind raced ahead. I kept following. Then I saw an intriguing cabin. "Oh, brother," I thought. "This is just too corny! This is almost embarrassing!" But there was something different about this particular cabin. The spontaneity and the uniqueness silenced my skepticism and my sarcasm.

Surrounded in tall pines and sequoias, it had a thatched roof and sparkling glass windows with diamond-shaped beveled panes. The exterior walls were rough cut, but the slightly ajar door was smooth and finely crafted. It was certainly "Americana," but it was something else as well. It intrigued me. It welcomed me.

Maybe it was the twill of smoke. Perhaps it was the warmth of the light pouring from windows and door. The details astonished me. The racing stopped.

I stood for a very long time. Inching my way, the path gave way to three steps. I finally crossed the porch and reached for the latch. The door opened on its own. My skepticism bubbled briefly. I could almost hear it breathe. I stepped into the room.

A man was standing in front of me. He was gentle. I was not afraid. He spoke to me. Our relationship began. ...

I bolted. The meditation abruptly ended. I remembered every word! Writing furiously I had to capture the moment. Exhausted, I called Peny. She lifter her enthusiasm to match mine. I loved her for that.

Nothing happened after that. I had asked his name. "Lazaris" was the word I heard. I asked again thinking of "Lazarus" of the Bible, or the department store in Columbus. The name was distinct: L-A-Z-A-R-I-S. The emphasis was emphatically on the second syllable (La-ZAR'-is). I had a name, but no further contact. I all but forgot about the whole experience. ...

October 3rd, 1974

Early evening. Sitting on the bed, plumped up in pillows, I am preparing to meditate (ha!). I am going to seek insight (ha!) to help guide our lives. Things were not really so bad as to warrant such extreme measures! Yet over the fourteen years of our being together, I had learned to pay attention to Peny's psychic flashes and intuitive gestalts. She had "flashed" that I should do a meditation.

She asked me questions. I answered. The questions were great. The answers were boring. Maybe that's why I fell asleep. I thought I had fallen asleep. I could feel myself drifting away. I tried to stay awake. I tried to hold onto the sound of her voice, but the soft lure of sleep won out. I drifted off. I was asleep.

Two hours later, Peny didn't hear my sheepish apology for having dozed off. She was excitedly tumbling over words trying to tell me that an entity had spoken through me. She thought I had fallen asleep again, too. This time, however, my head didn't bob, so she waited. Some minutes passed, and then a deep, resonant voice began where mine had left off. The answers, however, were powerful, not of the caliber of mine. She listened. She wrote as fast as she could. She was like a child with Santa Claus -- she didn't question it then, she just took all the information she could get. She would evaluate it later.

The entity explained that he was Lazaris! Yes, the same one I had contacted so many months before. That experience had been in preparation for this one, though neither Peny nor I would begin to understand what "this" was for many years to come. Lazaris requested two weeks of our time to finalize the necessary adjustments so he could "channel" through me. He provided Peny with a simple, but detailed, method I should use to enter trance more easily. He assured her that this experience would never be detrimental, that although he had neither a body nor time, he appreciated that we did, and he would never abuse either.

More questions are answered. I know Peny is telling me the truth, because she does not lie. The information explodes in my mind. I hear the words. I know they are true. I cannot believe what I am hearing. The contradictions are lost in the sweet comfort of avoidance. I just refused to talk about it.

Every evening I would sit and close my eyes and take an "after-dinner nap." Every evening Peny would enthusiastically tell me all that had transpired. I listened. I smiled. I avoided.

After the two weeks, the necessary adjustments were complete. Peny had come to know and trust this entity that I wasn't even really admitting was there. Everything at work was just fine. Everything was just fine. I continued to avoid. Peny, aware of my usual way of handling things I didn't understand, handed me a cassette with one word: "Listen."

"Keep moving, just keep moving ... " I couldn't deny that something was happening. Afraid, I just walked. I cried. I did not know what to do. Peny knew me so well that she left me alone. Her tenderness and compassion was so great that she knew when loving meant to leave me alone. I walked. I cried. I had never been so scared in my twenty-seven years. I had never been so frightened. What was happening to me?

Months would pass, months filled with evaluating Lazaris with casual friends about whom I knew very little. They would come and talk to Lazaris and then report their conclusions. These were people I trusted who also had extensive backgrounds in this new-to-me field of metaphysics. I would slip into "trance," both terrified that he would come through and terrified that he wouldn't be there. Gathering the feedback, I concluded that something very real was happening. Many more months would pass before I could accept Lazaris for who he really was.

Then I referred to him as "it," which I suppose is technically more correct since Lazaris is neither male or female. As I have come to know Lazaris, I have come to know his love, his humor, his giving and caring. I have come to know his commitment to me and to all the human beings who find him. I have come to understand his dedication to honesty. He has become a friend. He has become my friend, my very best friend. He is no longer an "it." To me, Lazaris is a "he."

I kept moving. I just kept moving that day in mid-October, 1974, and everything did turn out just fine.

The initial friends of Lazaris began telling their friends, who told their friends, and ... As their friendships with Lazaris grew, so did mine. Each day, each week, I grew to love him more.

I remember one evening in (I think) 1976. By then Lazaris was conducting workshops, and I was listening to a cassette of the most recent one. It was very late. Alone in the totally dark living room, I was lying on the floor just listening. It still amazed me that the voice was coming out of my body. I just listened.

I heard the words, but that late night, I heard something more. It was between the words. I heard the love. I could hear the concern and the compassion. Tears rolled down my cheeks. The tears turned to sobs. I could feel Lazaris filling the room. I could feel Lazaris filling me with his incredible love and his soothing peace. I could feel his smile. Though I had known that Lazaris was real for almost two years, that night I was finally at peace. That night was special.

Since 1974, tens of thousands of people have found their friendships with Lazaris. He works with thousands of people in seminars and Pay-per-Views. In 1985 Lazaris agreed to make recordings available. They now number more than 400, and the demand constantly increases.

As I look back, I wish we had kept better records. We don't have the original notes that Peny took that evening in October, 1974. We don't even know the time of day. I can't begin to remember the day or even the month when I first meditated and "accidentally" discovered Lazaris. When all this happened, we had no idea that it meant anything at all. We had no idea that the phenomenon would even recur. There was no reason to document what might have been a fluke. Perhaps if we had known ... but this whole experience unfolded itself in front of us. Peny and I felt more like observers than participants.

Now Peny and Michaell and I still wait and watch to see where Lazaris' love leads him and us. The waiting and watching is exciting. We know that Lazaris knows where it all leads.

He is taking us Home. In a metaphysical environment where approaches to spirituality proliferate with varying shades of validity and integrity, I am glad to have a friend like Lazaris. I am glad I "kept moving, just kept moving" that day so many years ago.

by Jach Pursel,
Lazaris' Channel, 1987

 


 


 

 

 


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Introduction to Lazaris

Sunday, December 13, 2015
Blog: Introduction to Lazaris

By Peny

Sometimes when you least expect it, an event of great import drops in your life. If you're very lucky, it will also happen that you realize the opportunity of the moment and pay attention. It has been twenty years since Lazaris first channeled his vibration through Jach on October 3rd, 1974. I can still feel that first jolt of amazement and sheer KNOWING that buzzed through me when Lazaris' strong, heavily-accented voice boomed out of Jach's apparently sleeping body: "All right. My name is Lazaris. I'd very much enjoy communicating with you."

I still don't know why I reacted so calmly to this propitious phenomenon. I had no idea how long the contact would hold, and I crammed my questions in like a kid running into Santa Claus on the way to the sleigh. Finally, Lazaris laughed and said good night: "Don't worry. I'll always be back to talk with you, dear one."

When Jach woke up, he had no idea of what had transpired. He was positive he had only been asleep. It was weeks before Jach would even agree to listen to Lazaris' voice on tape, and weeks more before he fully became used to it. He still has no recall of trance conversation, and he greatly prefers it that way.

Lazaris is a nonphysical entity. He has never been human. His spark, his essence, originates far beyond the Mental and Causal Planes. Explaining what Lazaris "is," is like trying to draw a picture of your own mind. Fortunately, Lazaris has made available a transcript entitled LAZARIS EXPLAINS LAZARIS, which should answer any of your questions.

Today, thousands of people have worked with Lazaris through the Crystal Cave, and the Evenings, the One-Day and Weekend seminars, as well as the 3-day Intensives. It is impossible to gauge the impact of his vibration; we have files full of letters thanking him for transforming lives with his light, often humorous, touch. The phenomenon of Lazaris is both a mystery and a joy to all of us. Lazaris has asked me to state that he will, as always, only be channeling through Jach. There have been some confusing rumors we'd like to clear up about this.

Feel free to call us for more information and to receive notifications of new recordings and seminars. Sometimes when you least expect it, an event of great import drops in your lap.

Love and peace,
Peny (1994)

 

 


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Learning To Have Fun and Consciously Creating Success

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Blog: Learning To Have Fun and Consciously Creating Success

By Lazaris

The Two Major Focuses of Every Lifetime ...

When Lazaris has spoken of Life Focuses he has always said that people have seven of them in every lifetime, varying from person to person and from lifetime to lifetime, depending upon what they want to be doing any particular time. There are two focuses, however, that are part of every lifetime we have: Learning To Have Fun and Learning To Consciously Create Success. This excerpt from Lazaris Interviews: Book II (out of print) is about these two, which are always part of every incarnation.

Learning To Have Fun

"What is the purpose of life? ... What is my task? Why am I here? ... Why am I physical? What is my mission?"

You are haunted by this desire to know. Deep within your brain stirs the thought that if you just knew the answer to one of these questions, then everything else would make sense. Your heart echoes with feelings that a satisfactory answer would make everything ... absolutely everything ... all right.

Your purpose, your mission, your task -- or, as we prefer to say, your focus -- can be stated with disarming ease. The prime reason you are here: To learn to have fun.

Yes. That's it. You are here to learn to have fun! You have created a physical form and a physical world to put it in. You have created all of your reality to give yourself the opportunity to learn -- to learn to have fun.

The critics and detractors pounce upon that statement as proof of the shallowness and hedonism of the New Age. They either get angry at the apparent lack of social responsibility, or they dismiss the idea as the emptyheaded "fad philosophy" of this yuppie "sport" called the New Age.

Many who consider themselves part of the alternative spirituality of the New Age want the purpose, the task, the mission to be more serious or to at least sound more spiritual. Missions should be loftier. A purpose of connecting with your Higher Self or becoming one with the Source sounds much more reasonable. It sounds much more valuable and viable.

At first glance, these criticisms seem to have merit. Upon further investigation the kind of fun we are talking about, the kind of fun you are attempting to learn, is valuable and totally viable. We are talking about the kind of fun derived from accomplishing the lessons you have selected to experience and fulfilling the destinies you have chosen to explore. Your spiritual focus -- your spirituality -- is all about your living, breathing, loving, embracing relationship with God/Goddess/All That Is. This is what learning to have fun is all about.

Your purpose, mission, task -- your focus -- is not only about achievement; it is also about the means of achieving. It is not just about succeeding -- it is also about the way in which you succeed. You can grow through the struggles and hardships of life. Some of you needed to do that. Some still feel the need to struggle and suffer. However, you also have the choice to grow through the love and the laughter.
Which is going to be more fun? Both of them will "get you there," but which is going to be more fun? Everyone, regardless of their spirituality or their claimed lack of it, has the same purpose, task, mission, the same focus: Learning to have fun.

Certainly the desire to reach a heaven, whether it is a literal place or a state of mind, is a desire to have fun. Certainly a desire to connect with your Higher Self or with the Source is a desire to have fun -- a postponed desire perhaps, but still a desire to have fun. For the Christian, certainly being on the right side of the rapture is a goal of having fun. No matter how much struggle you think is required -- no matter how painful the path you decide you must have, the goal, the culmination of your learning, is to reach a state of peace. Peace. That's fun!
There are four keys to understanding this primary focus.
First, learn. The focus is not just "to have fun" -- it's to learn. It is: To learn to have fun. Learning means recognizing and acknowledging that you are the creator of all the possibilities, probabilities, and actualities of your reality. It involves figuring out what you did "right" and "wrong." Learning to have fun means being responsible for what "works" in your life. It means figuring out the "why's" and the "how's" of reality creation so that the fun you have is the fun you know you created. It is self-generated fun. You never have to wonder if it will last, because you create it -- you are the source of the fun, then the happiness, and finally the joy you are having in your life.

Second, define. Define fun continuously. Fun is not static. Being fluid, it always changes. When you were six, you had very distinct ideas of what a fun day was all about. Now those same ideas would seem ridiculous. Your current concepts of fun are unique. As you unfold your future, your current pictures of fun will also change. It is vital that you define and redefine what you mean by "fun" and what you mean by having it.

Third, balance. Despite the parental "tape-loops" inside your head mumbling something about beds that you must sleep in and cakes you cannot eat, it is important to balance. It is up to you to choose and decide not only what's fun, but when it's fun. For some, a "pizza and a six-pack" may not only sound like a fun idea -- at the time, it might be the essence of fun! Yet, at another time it would be the antithesis. It is up to you to balance the long-term fun and the short-term pleasures. It is up to you to distinguish among the inner-child's, adolescent's, young-adult's, and the spiritual adult's sense of: "What's fun?"

Learning to have fun is not just about being at the right place at the right time, knowing where the best parties are on a Friday night, or about knowing the right people. It is about learning, defining, and balancing self-generated fun. It is about creating your own reality and being positively responsible for that creation.

Fourth, deserve. The final key to understanding the prime focus of having fun is also the major blockage to its fulfillment.

You can learn, define, and even balance what is fun for you. You can process and program. You can work with a myriad of techniques. You can be responsible and enjoy the power implicit within that responsibility. You can learn and work through the psychological and metaphysical obstacles that separate you from the reality you ask for.

However, if you don't think you deserve, all the above are intellectual exercises fast becoming exercises in frustration and futility. The lack of deserving permeates your beliefs and attitudes, your thoughts and feelings, and your choices and decisions. You do not feel you deserve. A primary focus that seems easy enough to accomplish has just been moved out of reach. Because it is beyond your belief and therefore your choice, "you can't get there from here."
There are several powerful reasons why deserving is outside the belief-choice matrix.
1. You were taught. You were taught by parents, teachers, spiritual leaders, and peers that you do not deserve -- especially you do not deserve to have fun. These sources of learning were not necessarily ill-intentioned. Much of what they taught you was what they learned and what they thought would "protect" you from a world they didn't understand and therefore a world that seemed to be "the enemy." They did not want you to get your hopes up and have them dashed. They did not want you to get hurt, so they taught you that you did not deserve. Sometimes, they were ill-intentioned. Out of jealousy, possessiveness, and fear, some did intend to imprison you in their limitations. Whichever, you were taught, and you can "un-teach" yourself now.
2. You are haunted by angers, hurts, and resentments of the past. Separate from what you were innocently or maliciously taught, many are followed by the specter of the past. As a child you were so angry you wished your mother was dead. You numbed your hurt with hate. You harnessed the anguish with resentment. Lonely, you punished yourself. You decided you did not deserve to be happy. Ever! You still live by that decision. You are haunted by the past.
3. You feel guilty. The guilt you may feel can be sourced in fact and fantasy, or it can be unsourced in the belief that you are guilty just by being alive. Perhaps you were taught; perhaps you were conditioned. Now you feel guilty. According to you, you do not deserve. The possibility of happiness, the possibility of having fun, is frightening. It is a threat. This is where your lack of deserving lies if you find yourself feeling guilty when things go wrong and even worse -- guiltier -- when things go right. Are you constantly apologizing for being here -- for being alive?
4. You are caught in a "catch-22" of deserving. You come to realize that the lack of deserving is the problem. You are eloquent and articulate about all the reasons you don't deserve. You have even worked at relearning what the inner-child erroneously learned. You have released the haunting angers, hurts, resentments, and you have freed yourself from guilt. Yet you still don't feel you deserve. Why?

Because, you tell yourself, if you deserved, you'd have figured it out long ago! You say you don't deserve because you still feel undeserving. You continue by telling yourself that if you were a person who was meant to feel deserving, you would have done it already. Wrapped in a negative ego of, "I'd hate to admit it," you are caught in a "catch-22" reality.

Often, there is a feeling of foolishness: "I should already know this. I should already have done this." Believe us, you will only feel more foolish to wait even another month. If you feel foolish now, how much more foolish are you going to feel a year from now?

Admit your foolishness and your embarrassment. Break the "catch- 22" by realizing you are not alone. Everyone feels the lack of deserving. It is part of your human condition. It is part of what you are learning through the lens, through the focus, of learning to have fun.
5. You are depressed. Depression is anger that you fear you will get in trouble for having. Many who are depressed in their marriages or relationships are often angry, but fear reprisals should they talk about it. Many who dread going to work because their jobs depress them are really saying they are angry, but actualization carries intolerable consequences. The anger that seeds depression can build over many months or many years, or it can come from quick and sudden change. One of the ways you suppress -- repress -- depress -- that anger is by denying fun. You deny it by refusing it, or by choosing to believe that it is outside the realms of possibility or probability. Either way, it is beyond your reach.
6. You lack perfection. You have made mistakes, and you have not forgiven yourself. Perhaps you are waiting for others to forgive you or to apologize to you. Perhaps you have decided that you are unforgivable. Whatever you tell yourself, you have concluded that you do not deserve to have fun. Erroneously, you have decided that you can have fun once you are perfect, and not before. Since you already have made a mistake, you are doomed. If you can discover the arrogance rather than feel the self-pity of this position, you can be free of it.
7. You decided you do not love "good enough." Like the lack of deserving you were taught, many of you have concluded that you simply do not love "good enough." In many situations, the Human Potential Movement and the ensuing metaphysics have fostered that conditioning. Many have decided that humankind as well as they, individually, have a fatal flaw -- an original sin of sorts -- of an inability to love. Because they can't love, or can't love "good enough," they do not deserve anything -- especially, they do not deserve to have fun. Nor, according to them, does anyone else.

We realize we have not offered concrete solutions and resolutions to these obstacles to your deserving. Knowing what stops you -- knowing the hurdles and where they are -- can be the first step in finding your own solutions.

Having fun is not the glib and shallow concept so many want to think it is. It sounds simple enough, yet your reality belies that suspected simplicity. After so many lifetimes, fun and learning how to have it seem as elusive as ever.

Having fun involves learning to create your reality, defining the means and the ends you wish to achieve and acquire, balancing the future and the present against the backdrop of the past, and most of all it involves allowing yourself to feel, and then be, deserving.
Learning To Consciously Create Success

The other essential purpose, mission, or task -- or, as we call it, focus -- is as important and as illusive as the first. The second focus: To learn to consciously create success.

You see, it is not just about being successful. It is about learning. It is about being conscious. It is about defining exactly what success is for you.
Creating your own reality is something you do whether you are conscious of it or not. Everyone consciously creates their own reality. Some, lost in the labyrinth of ignorance or naivete, do not know it. Others, caught in the web of fear and ridicule, deny it. Many, trapped in the paralysis of being in potentia, wish it were true. Regardless, you do create your own reality.

Conscious creation of reality is how you function. Conscious creation of success is where you focus.

We do not want to examine the entire arena of creating success. That has been done. The bookshelves of your reality are replete with the "how-to's" of success.

We want to plant seeds of consideration to help you more clearly understand what success really is for you, and how to more concretely be able to consciously create it for yourself. To begin, we must look at what success isn't. Many of you don't really know what success is. It is one of those concepts that you are supposed to "just know." Potential humiliation overrules curiosity. Without clear understanding you continuously seek and never find success.

In lieu of clarity you accept the consensus reality definitions thinking that success means greater intelligence, more deserving, and "better than." You assume success entails competing with others and conquering scarcity. Success is concomitant with perfection in action and intention.

Initially, this sounds acceptable -- even preferable. In time, you realize that you are not meeting these standards. No matter how intelligent you are, there are those who are smarter. You don't feel deserving. No matter how persuasive you are, no matter how many others you convince, you cannot convince yourself that you deserve -- that you really deserve. No matter how tightly you hold on to your "better thans," they keep slipping through your fingers. Competing and conquering are not only exhaustive, they're boring. You are not perfect. You are not perfect. No, you're not.

To stop the erosion, you simplify your consensus reality definitions. Success means having more and better than, being more and better than, doing more and better than. Success means more ... !

Shuddering at the prospect of failure, you take a deep breath, you steel yourself, and you dive in again. Rather than realizing that the definitions are incorrect, you try again to make them work for you. Some will spend their whole lives on this merry-go-round reaching for a brass ring that isn't there. Never was, never will be.

"Um-pa-pa, Um-pa-pa." There is no end. What success you do create feels like a fluke that can be snatched away at any moment. As much as failure is painful, success is more frightening. There is not real success on the merry-go-round.

Some reluctantly get off the carousel by being knocked off with the hard edge of failure. They judge, punish, and conclude that they are no good. They feel and are convinced that they "blew it - - it's too late."

Then there are those who are forced off the carousel by getting caught in the soft voice of self-delusion or by getting lost in the mirrored maze of grandeur. They convince themselves that they have met the criteria. The euphoria is eventually replaced with the haunting hollowness: "Is this all there is?"

A few, a very few, consciously climb off the merry-go-round by releasing the consensus reality definitions. Admitting that they do not know what success is, they then search for new meaning and create their own definitions of success -- of their success.

The most effective way to define success in a way that the definition can be your definition, is to lay forth the core -- the backbone -- the backbone of what success is. The skeleton of success is just that: a skeleton. You must give it life by adding the flesh and blood, the muscle and nerve, and the thinking and feeling of success. You must breathe life into these pieces of the puzzle called success.

Not surprisingly, there are seven basic components to being successful. You all know these seven pieces of the puzzle. Often, you just don't know how they fit together.

1. First is power. The most elegant definition of power is the ability and the willingness to act. Power, in truth, has nothing to do with intimidation, control, or manipulation. It has nothing to do with the desire or the attempts to overpower.

"Power" has become a euphemism for fear. When you confront a scary person you often call them powerful. When you encounter a powerful person you often call them scary! Very strange.

True power is being both able and willing to choose and decide, and to act on those choices and decisions. It is being able and willing to think and feel and act on those thoughts and emotions. It is being able and willing to admit to having attitudes (opinions, evaluations, and discernments) and beliefs and then acting consciously on those attitudes and beliefs.

2. The second puzzle piece is creativity and productivity. Creativity is generating and stimulating conception and perception in yourself and/or in others. Creativity is not defined by career or label. The artist and the non-artist, by whatever definition, are creative if they generate and stimulate conception and perception.

Levels of productivity are measured by the amount you learn about yourself. Whatever you are doing, if you learn a great deal about you and who you are, then it is productive. If you learn little or nothing, then it is nonproductive. Productivity is a quality, not a quantity.

3. Then there is awareness, and there is aliveness. Many look for lofty esoteric meanings for these two concepts. In their search they lose sight of success. To be aware, concisely, means knowing you have impact. Some believe that it is impossible to have impact on each other. Yet others will concede and deal with impact. Whether they are supposed to have it or not, they actually do have impact on the people around them. Regardless, everyone agrees that you have impact, at least on yourself. When you know this -- really know this -- you become aware.

When you combine four very special ingredients, something very special happens. You create the synergy of aliveness. Synergy means the whole is greater than the sum of the parts, and in this case the aliveness is more than just equal parts of love, trust, expectancy, and enthusiasm.

To become really alive it is important to combine the flexibility and fluidity of love with the fragility and rigidity of trust. Then it is vital to stir in the wonder of expectancy and the sparkle of enthusiasm. Mix well. Be alive.

4. Happiness is the fulfillment of your needs. Joy is the fulfillment of your preferences. Enjoyment is the elegance with which you do both.

5. Many make the mistake of assuming that success means having resources. In truth, success means having access to resources. There are those who have money, but no real access to it or to what it can buy them. They do not experience success. Others have loads of access to money as their only resource. They often experience limited or shallow success. The truly successful person will have expansive access to physical and metaphysical resources. Success is within the grasp of anyone who can close their eyes, alter their state of consciousness, visualize, and manifest in their reality. If you are willing, each of you has unlimited potentials for success.

6. Critical to being successful: the willingness to adventure.

In your "old age" world you learn to be a warrior. You learn to confront, to battle, to conquer, and you dominate. In the "New Age" world you can learn to be an adventurer. You can learn to encounter, to understand, to befriend, and to transmute with dominion. Consciously created success involves - integrally involves -- being willing to adventure in your reality and in your world.

7. Dominion is an attitude and a belief. Dominion is a point of view. When you are willing to co-create your success with God/Goddess/All That Is rather than expecting someone to do it for you, you are on your way. When you are willing to stretch and reach for the future rather than grovel in the past, you begin to feel the excitement and the wonder of dominion. when you are able to see and demonstrate that first your world -- and then the world-at-large -- is a friendly place ready to support you rather than out to get you, then you have dominion.

With dominion, you have the final piece of the puzzle called success.

The secret of being successful -- of learning to be successful? Begin by owning each of the seven puzzle pieces as an attitude first. Feel. Feel powerful, creative/productive, aware/alive. Feel happiness and joy in an enjoying way. Feel that you have access to resources, a willingness to adventure. Feel dominion.

Do not expect to be successful first and then to have the feeling. Feel it first. Feel it first.

Do not aim at being successful. Do not make success the bull's eye of your target. Don't "shoot for success." Ironically, the secret to consciously creating success is not to make it the central target of your desire, expectation, or imagination. Rather, accomplish the means. Aim to be powerful, creative/productive, etc. Aim at the means and allow the ends to follow.

Don't shoot for the ends. Accomplish the means, The ends will follow.

With love and peace ... LAZARIS


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Responding to These Troubled Times

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Blog: Responding to These Troubled Times

By Lazaris

Dear Friends,

During this trying and turbulent time in the world, Lazaris has responded with a message with suggestions of how to respond as the masterful magicians that we are. A meditative suggestion is also included in order to help us temper the negative energies as well as bring in and augment more positive energy.


 

Message from Lazaris ...

All right. All right. Well, well, certainly so. These are confusing and troubling times. In the frenzy of global activity, in the chaos of the current increasing violence, and with the escalating threats of tragedy and terror, it is increasingly difficult to know where to turn or how to respond. You are a magician, a masterful one at that, but with all that's happening and with the speed with which these crises are unfolding, it is easy to lose sight of who you are, of why you are, and of how to be who and why you are. You ask for help, direction, guidance ... something. We respond.

We have spoken of the prevailing energies of this phase — of these months, turbulent and threatening months — and those energies are present and they do and will prevail. Boredom, yearnings for freedom, awakening human spirit, initiation, gratitude. Each has its positive expression, its potential expression, positively and also negatively. Right now, you are experiencing the negative faces and hearing the negative voices — the excessive, melodramatic, clamoring, and shouting voices — of those prevailing energies.

 

The world around you is overflowing with the ugliness of boredom and of the longings for freedom — that painful often blind longing to be free or freer. There is beauty in both boredom and freedom, but right now, the ugliness stands out, exists. The human spirit is awakening and it is ripe with the ugliness and constriction, too. During these tempestuous times, it is hard to know what is being set in motion or what is being caused to be, but clearly the resonance of initiation is afoot in the world, and it needs to be active — positively active with its positive resistance — in your reality. Finally, gratitude, the fifth prevailing energy, can emerge from the beautiful and the miraculous, but it can also emerge as people lift from chaos, from turbulence, and from the unknown of tragedy, trauma, and violence. Gratitude flows along the avenues of human dignity, but more often it flows along the avenue of human tragedy.

 

Gratitude, being thankful. There is a sad irony here. For many within the consensus, it is hard to be genuinely thankful — genuinely grateful — for the positive things that happen in their lives; it is hard to receive, and it's harder to be beholden. Too often the expressions of such gratitude are uncomfortable or they are no more than automatic phrases. Lip service. However, when a crisis, a trauma, or a tragedy ends — when the negative is abated, it is easy to feel, to genuinely feel grateful. Such gratitude is spontaneous, it's genuine and it's real. It is genuinely felt. Such gratitude is seen as a blessing and it is eagerly embraced. Within the consensus, it is easier to imagine gratitude that emerges from the cessation of negativity. It is easier to feel that gratitude. That gratitude —the gratitude of knowing that the worst is over or that it could have been worse — is real for people —more real than the guarded gratitude of positive events. The current prevailing energy of gratitude is real. It is painfully very real.

 

And in many ways, the cautious times of October have come early. The potential combustion we sensed for October has surfaced earlier than anticipated.

 

Over the past several years, we have talked of the Crisis of Fear and of this Perfect Storm of Change. We have pointed out to you and you understand that ubiquitous fears and the fears of change generate anger, exacerbate fear, fearful hurt, and the other constricting emotions. As the many global and personal changes are especially and particularly intense right now, the angers, fears, hurts, jealousies, and blames around these changes are also especially and particularly intense. Rage begets violence and for far too many people, violence is a sorry antidote to loneliness and despair. Violence is a sorry antidote to loneliness and despair. The current violence is an expression of a world in the crises of fear and change. It is also a reflection of people, ordinary people, lost in loneliness and despair, lost in pain and untouched by love.

 

So what is really going on in the world? As you watch the news, as you read the analysis of events, focus on understanding: comprehending, interpreting, discerning, and assessing. It is also important to work with inference, appreciation, and valuation. It is important to gather information. It is important to listen and to hear the many sides of the various issues that touch your heart and soul.

 

Who's right? Who's wrong? What are the answers and who has them? What should be done? Work with the issues and the questions they spark. Choose, decide, find your answers, but realize they are your answers, maybe answers only for you. Also important, even more important, in the midst of it all, remember who you are and why you are. Yes, it is important to be involved and to be engaged in the world, within the consensus of which you are still a part, and it's critical that you do what you do, what is your nature, what is your grace: love, dream, work magic, and heal.

 

Yes, listen, watch, analyze, and figure out what's right and what's wrong and find your answers. Work your magic according to your listening, watching, understanding and knowing. But in it all and above all, remember: People are hurting. People are angry and scared. They are in pain. Jealous, envious, yes. Blaming, yes. But they are scared and in pain, lost in rage, loneliness, and despair.

 

Where to turn? How to respond? If you work your magic to restore love and to heal the angers and fears, to heal the hurt, jealousy, blame, and to heal the agony of rage and the excruciating pain of loneliness and the horrific emptiness of despair — if you work your magic to restore love and to heal the angers and fears, to heal the hurt, jealousy, blame, to heal the agony of rage and the excruciating pain of loneliness and the horrific emptiness of despair there is space for the answers, the right, good, and true answers, to fall into place. There is space for forgiveness and second chances. People are broken. Work magic to heal what's broken.

 

May we suggest a meditative magical working? If you wish, we will accompany you and we will work our magic alongside you as you work your magic. If you wish, invite us to come along with you. Enter your safe place and imagine a tiny speck of light, no more than that of firefly, a shimmer, a glimmer in the corner of your eye, no bigger than a spark of a sparkler at a summer's celebration of July. Imagine. Imagine. Imagine. Let us be with you. Then, let us work together to respond to these troubled times.

 

  1. Pull inward and engage the Magician's Way within yourself. Touch your vulnerability by listening to your negative ego and the lesser self, to be conscious of their games and strategies, and then listen to your strengths — to the strengths and the virtues of the magician that you are. Align with the many faces of yourself as well as with your future self, Higher Self, and Soul. Sense the Oneness and the Power of One. Connect with the ethers and surrender your sense, your pretense, of separateness. Own your wisdom and let it spiral beyond its boundaries. Open to and call upon your alliances. Then open your heart and mind to receive, and finally accept the guidance and protection. Cloak yourself in the Mantle of your Magic, and let us be underway.

 

  1. Enter the between of worlds. Open your senses. From the between travel to a hotspot in the world that touches your heart and soul. Imagine that you are there in the between and then step into that reality. Imagine yourself there in the midst of that crisis. Open your senses, familiar and unfamiliar.
      1. Still part of the second step: Then gather the anger, the fear, the painful hurt, and jealousy. Gather up the blame and the rage. Gather up the loneliness and despair. Suck it up. Draw it into you, suck it up. You are strong enough. Gather the negativity from the Elements: air, fire, water, and earth. Also gather it from the individual people, from the ordinary people.
      2. Then, flow love into the Elements; flow love into the people. Flow love into the people from whom you gathered the negativity. Fill the void you created with love. Touch those lost in pain and untouched by love. Touch them. Touch them.

 

  1. Now flow gratitude. We will help you. We will flow gratitude with you. The world needs gratitude. Flow gratitude that emerges not from tragedy, not from fear and pain, but gratitude that emerges from love and from hope, creative, innovative love and hope. The world needs gratitude that emerges from beauty, enchanted beauty. Flow gratitude. We will flow gratitude with you.

 

  1. Release your angers, fears, painful hurts, and any jealousies that you are carrying. Let go of your blame, even the blame that has come up as you have been gathering information and determining right and wrong, as you have been judging out of your assessing. Release your rage and the whispers of violence within. Release your loneliness and despair if it's there. Fill the void with self love. Fill the void with self love and with the other components of the Valued Self. Fill yourself with gratitude. We will help you. Fill yourself with gratitude. We will flow gratitude into you.

 

  1. Alive with love and gratitude, visualize the resolution you desire. We will visualize it with you. Yes, see the situation changing in accordance and compliance with your will, your imagination and your love. What if you are wrong? Be courageous, be daring, be willing to work your magic even if you don't have all the answers and even if the answers you have are wrong. Be willing to be wrong in pursuit of what's right. Be willing to be wrong in pursuit of what's right, that's the key. That's the key.

 

  1. Sense the wonder and be enchanted. Feel connected. Be enchanted: forgiving, enthused with possibility, compassionate, understanding, creative, beautiful, magical. Be enchanted. Be connected to the energy of the hotspot, to the people in that place, to your Higher Self, your Soul, to us, to the world. Sense the wonder and be enchanted. Feel connected: forgiving, enthused with possibility, compassionate, understanding, creative, beautiful, magical.

 

  1. And finally: Express your gratitude. Express your gratitude, and return to your world.

You asked. We respond. And now we close, with love, with love, yes, with love ... and peace.



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Guidelines for Evaluating Channeling

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Blog: Guidelines for Evaluating Channeling

Channeling has been a part of our spiritual search since that search began. Though the acceptability and the visibility of channeled entities and channeled communication has varied, both have always been present within our study and pursuit of metaphysics. The quality of communication and the quality of the messages vary, and there are guidelines that we can use.

1. Are the teachings limited? Are the teachings giving you the sense that you are less than you really are? There are many who would tell you of your limitation, about how you are a "low-life of the Universe" and how they - the entity - has come to save you. Many would tell you that there is no hope for humankind unless you accept them as your hope. Many erroneously teach that human beings are the truant ones or the remedial ones of the Universe. Such teachings prey upon limitation. Lazaris encourages us to be wary of such teachings and those who teach them.

2. Can you apply the teachings to your life? Is there a pragmatism amid the esoterics? Lazaris points out that it is interesting, even fascinating, to hear about the Ancient Civilizations of Atlantis or of Lemuria, but it is always important to come back to what you can learn about yourself and your current reality. It is vital to assess how such discussions, no matter how intriguing, are going to add to your success, happiness, and joy now in your current world. A valuable question to ask: "How is this going to help me become more real; how is this going to add dimension to who I am?"

3. As you apply the teachings, are you becoming happier, are you finding joy? Are you becoming more of your real self and real Self? Is your life working better and moving you forward upon your metaphysical-spiritual path?

4. When you come away from the teachings, are you feeling and thinking more positively? Are you more open to the possibility of new feeling and new thought? It is not enough to just feel good, Lazaris points out. Our hearts can reflect and express our emotions, but we need to let our minds express and reflect our thoughts and our thinking. Another valuable question: "Has the experience made me more of who I am or has it left me less?"

5. Consistency of an evolving message is a critical guideline. Over the years has the message communicated grown, changed, and evolved while maintaining consistency? In other words, does the message have integrity? Be wary of the message that always says the same thing in the same way as well as being wary of the message that contradicts itself. Also, look to see if the channeled communication "follows the fads."

6. Emotional consistency of the entity is another vital measure. Is the entity moody and broody? Does the entity have an "off day" where the entity is grumpy and snappy? Be wary if so. Watching to assess whether the entity's mood mimics or shadows the channeler's mood offers a valuable clue. The entity should be independent emotionally and mentally from the person doing the channeling. And the quality of the information should not vary depending upon the mood or temperament of the person doing the channeling.

7. Where's the power? A channeling experience should not be disempowering. An entity who may be worth listening to should not be disempowering, nor should they be "taking your power." Lazaris recommends that we be wary of a channel, an entity, or the message resulting from their interaction if the power is not always placed with or given back to you. You and your conscious mind are the seat of your power: current, present, here and now. If this truth is not evident, be cautious.

 


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About Lazaris and Channeling

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Blog: About Lazaris and Channeling

Lazaris is a channeled entity, but he is so much more. Many who are familiar with metaphysics and channeling say, "There is channeling, and then there is Lazaris."

In the broad stroke of the brush, channeling is a process that begins with deep relaxation that moves into meditation and then beyond into what would better be called a trance-state. Jach, while in this deep trance-state, becomes the conduit for Lazaris. Jach becomes the channel of Lazaris' communication. Lazaris utilizes Jach's vocal cords and Jach's body to channel his own ideas into our world.

From Lazaris:

Historically, every religion has been a channeled communication. There isn't one that is not.

According to Christian belief, Jesus talked to God and communicated God's words to the world. The Prophets, according to the Old Testament and New, communicated with the angels and relayed their stories just as the even more ancient prophets, according to their lore, communicated with the gods and goddesses and relayed their myths.

According to the Jewish religion, Moses was the channel for God as he received the Ten Commandments. The entire concept of the Judeo-Christian religion is that the Bible is the Word of God.

Now, there is not one Christian in the world who would suggest that God sat down with pen and paper. No. Christians and Jews alike believe that God communicated - channeled - information through various individuals. As we have mentioned Moses, it is alleged that he wrote the first five books of that channeled work.

The Bible, according to those who believe, is a channeled text. The Quran and various other Islamic writings are channeled texts. Buddhism is channeled faith and way of life. Every religion is built upon channeled communication; every religion is based upon a philosophy that, according to their own records, was channeled from somewhere beyond the world of illusion.

- Lazaris

 



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