How Much Freedom Do We Really Have?

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Rays Of Wisdom - Astrology On The Healing Journey - How Much Freedom Do We Really Have?

Whilst taking part in life on the earthly plane, we love our freedom. And when someone takes it away, or threatens to do so, the way our world’s present situation is doing, we dislike it so much that we may eventually be willing to fight against the yokes that restrict our freedom. However, at a certain developmental point we wake up to the realisation that spiritually we earthlings have only a tiny amount of true freedom. What goes under the name of ‘free will’ is merely the freedom to decide how to react to what the experiences of this lifetime are presenting to us.

Every human being, at the beginning of its evolutionary journey, is but a tiny spark that’s planted in the heart of our first physical body. The potential for bringing forth, from within our own being, the lowest and meanest qualities as well as the best and noblest ones are programmed into each spark. Every one has to attend the lessons of the earthly school of life. The compulsory curriculum of our predestined pathway starts at the lowest point of a forwards and upwards winding spiral. And that means first becoming familiar with the lowest, darkest and meanest human characteristics. Everybody can only learn through their own experiences.

Everything in the whole of Creation has to balance and humankind, the same as everything else in all other worlds, is subject to the perfect justice of the Universal law of cause and effect or Karma. All truly great things are simple and this law simply decrees that everything has to return to its source. This ensures that nothing and nobody can ever get truly lost in the vastness of the Universe’s space and time. It also sees to it that every one of human being, in the fullness of time, gets what they deserve, no more and no less. The seeds we are sowing in one lifetime have to be reaped in others.

For a good all-round education in the earthly school of life it’s necessary that every one of us gets to know thoroughly both sides of every kind of behaviour pattern. That’s why, in some of our lifetimes, we enjoy being on the giving end of cruelty, lying and cheating and so forth. Handing these things out to those around us creates debit entries in our spiritual ledger and they have to be made good or redeemed in some of our future lifetimes. This is why we sometimes find ourselves on the receiving end of the things we once handed out to those around us. The suffering we endure creates credit entries that balance the debit ones.

Because of the compulsory nature of our earthly education, the question of guilt does not really arise, even when it comes to dealing with people’s meanest and lowest behaviour. After all, every one of us – without exception – is but a child attending the earthly school of life. And on the earthly plane no children are guilty when they are doing what the wise ones in charge of them are asking them to do. On the inner spiritual level of life the Angelic hierarchy and its assistants play this part.

My inner guidance tells me that birthcharts are clear evidence that every one of us has always been placed into each new lifetime like a train on a track. Pulled by the Christ Spirit’s light, all of them are steadily moving forwards and upwards on their own evolutionary spiral, the spiral of humankind and our world, as well as the whole of Creation.  Everybody moves at the same speed, in an orderly predestined fashion that cannot be altered by anyone and everything consists of cycles within cycles and circles within circles.

An ordinary human lifetime is very similar to the seasons of the world around us and unfolds with its own version of spring, summer, autumn and winter. And with every lifetime spent on the earthly plane the Divine spark’s own light increases in two ways: a) the light it absorbs from the Christ Spirit and b) light gathered in the form of wisdom and understanding gained from a better understanding of itself and its environment. This is how, in the course of many lifetimes, every human being’s Christ nature eventually grows strong enough to manifest itself on the earthly plane. The Jesus legend’s birth of the Christ child is an allegorical description of this process.

The progressions of the planets in our birthchart show quite clearly that all life, therefore also ours and our world’s, consists of an uninterrupted flow. For example, the Sun moves forward from the sign in our birthchart to the next at the steady pace of one degree per year. The Moon is known as the runner because it progresses at the rate of one degree per month. When you can see for yourself how both these energies have always been affecting your own life and that of those around you, the way I have been doing for a long time, the Universe provides you with living proof that we can but row our life’s boat.

It’s our karmic debts that determine what kind of relationships and lessons we are drawing towards us during our earthly lifetimes. And the Moon of each new one, by sign and house position, is an indication where we left our earthly personality behind during our most recent departure from life in physicality. From the moment of our birth, the learning process continues. Whatever strength and weaknesses we have developed in previous lifetimes, we have brought with us; they are at our disposal.

And that’s how everybody’s earthly education has always consisted of many lifetimes going round the zodiac. Time and again we move through every one of its signs and houses. Each new round begins with Aries, the point of all beginnings, and ends with Pisces, the house of Karma where we stand before ourselves. At all times we are in search of consciousness expanding adventures that will help us grow in wisdom and understanding of ourselves, our environment and ultimately of God’s true nature and our own. It takes a long time until we realise that in truth every one of us is a young God in the making, a  co-creator with God who is constantly in the process of bringing something into being, i.e. creating it.

We are personally responsible for every thought, word and action we send into the Universe through our world. Because of the Universal law of cause and effect or Karma, in the fullness of time they can do nothing but return to us like a boomerang. All of us are serving the first part of our apprenticeship as a young God on the earthly plane of life and our existence serves the wise higher purpose of evolving into a Christed one, each in their own right. The Jesus legend’s tale of ‘no room at the inn’ is a depiction of this early state of humankind’s development.

In spite of being unaware of it, from the word ‘go’ of our first earthly lifetime, every human being has always been walking a carefully and lovingly designed predestined pathway, guided and protected by God and the Angels. Although they are invisible to earthly eyes, they most certainly are there. They are as much part of us as we are part of them. Nothing and nobody could ever separate us from them and will be able to do so in the future. Our spirit guides and helpers are the eye that never sleeps because they are constantly observing everyone’s progress. They are guiding us through our life’s experiences and also protecting us. However, they do not interfere with us unnecessarily and only when things are in danger of getting out of hand, do they step in. Always willing to come to our help, but will only do so when someone asks for it.

Nothing on the earthly plane ever happens perchance, is a coincidence or an accident. Everything was brought about by the Karma we ourselves created earlier in this lifetime or in previous ones. And the birthchart of every entry into another earthly sojourn clearly shows the road the new earthling is destined to walk. The signs and houses in which the planets are placed indicate the lessons that are waiting for them. It also shows the strengths and weaknesses older and more experienced spirit/souls have developed in previous lifetimes and brought with them into this one. Strengths are going to be helpful and built up some more and weaknesses – hopefully – left behind and overcome.

To paraphrase Henry Miller: ‘Our World is not to be put in order. Our world is order, incarnate. And it’s up to each one of us to harmonise with this order and get in tune with it.’

Updated January 2021

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