Messages From Metatron: A Course in Self-Transformation
by Devi Nina Bingham Genre: Non-Fiction
If you liked, "A Course In Miracles" you will love, "Messages From Metatron: A Course In Self-Transformation." Readers are calling it "captivating" and "astounding." This channeled masterpiece offers 30 messages from the highest Archangel, Metatron. It includes a Study Guide with questions and exercises for individuals or groups. Devi Nina Bingham has compiled an extraordinary program for self-transformation, assisting men and women in discovering their purpose, or "Life Chart." In a series of irresistible dialogues, "Messages From Metatron" stretches the limits of what is known about the cosmos to the breaking point. An absorbing read that will convince you of the reality of angels!
AN INTRODUCTION TO MESSAGES FROM METATRON:
Messages From Metatron is a curriculum for those seeking to achieve spiritual transformation. The underlying themes are that humanity is one, and you are an indispensable part of the Cosmic design. It consists of a text and a workbook for students and is created for individual or group use. It is a three-book curriculum teaching a non-denominational and universal spirituality. The language of the course is Christian in nature, yet includes channeled information on such fascinating and thought-provoking metaphysical subjects as:
*A Mother God
*Spirit Guides and Angels
*Transgender and Same-Sex
*Intuition & ESP
*The Multiverse, Parallel Universes and Holographic you
* The Oversoul
* The Akashic Record
* The Future.
The Workbook for Students includes 30 lessons that allow you to apply the messages to your life. Study a lesson per day to work through the Course in 1 month's time! Or, absorb a lesson anytime you need to be reminded of the uplifting messages of love and peace.
This Course in Self-Transformation was channeled by Devi Nina Bingham, MS who describes the Course as "a method to change the world by changing yourself." Nina earned an AA in Psychology, a BA in Applied Psychology, and completed her MS in Mental Health Counseling program. She is also a master-level Clinical Hypnotherapist and a Certified Sound Therapist using Tuning Fork Acupuncture.
"Have you ever felt a strong attraction for someone, even when it was against your better judgement? Have you ever felt comfortable with someone instantaneously, as if you’ve known them forever? These are signs of a karmic tie. You can be tied, or strongly connected to another Soul, energetically; even many Souls in a single lifetime. It is what makes parting with these people extra painful. One part of you will always feel that it’s wrong to part, for your heart has already recorded your history together. The imprint of a Soulmate can cause a strong attraction that defies reason. You will not have just one or two Soulmates; you will have a multitude of Soulmates. And, the more the better, because they will help you learn lessons expediently and allow karma to be reduced quickly. While it may be a daunting proposition to meet more than one Soulmate in a single lifetime, you are blessed to meet them. Nothing works you through quite like a Soulmate.
The characteristics of a Soulmate are simple: you can recognize them because either they will be your teacher, or they will be your student. Lessons can be painful, or lessons can heal you, but Soulmates will reveal your true nature. They will be mirrors that force you to see who you really are. Soulmate relationships are often difficult, turbulent and intense. When they walk away or die, you are left holding the lesson they delivered; many times, they are transient relationships. You will be done assisting them when one of you moves on, whether through a relational breakup, divorce, or death. However it happens, it was supposed to happen as it did; there is freedom in knowing that. Don’t try and force a Soulmate to stay, for perhaps the other has given all their Soul agreed to give. Walk through life with an open hand. Be willing to let go, and in so doing, you set another free. Every exchange, including every tear and joy that your Soulmate caused was a gift to you. If you see relationships as a tool for your development, you’ll be grateful for the sunshine but also for the rain. Try not to be bitter. Remember-they have fulfilled their sacred contract with you, and you must honor that which is sacred between you. Soulmates come in the form of family, friends, or lovers. It’s easiest to sense a Soulmate in a lover because of the undeniable, magnetic pull you feel towards them. Your family members are Soulmates, especially parents and children. You may be asking: why did I pick people so challenging? When constructing your Life Chart, you contract with other Souls to “play a part” in each other’s lives. You even agree on the severity of the test or lesson. You may pick the most troublesome Soulmates as family members for the express purpose of expediting your Soul’s growth. For this reason, you may have a different temperament than family members and a different agenda.
Ah, the agenda…let’s discuss this crucial aspect of the Soulmate connection, because the agenda plays a pivotal role in karmic ties. Each of you has a set of characteristics that defines you called a personality. You also have a temperament, either outgoing or easy going. Your personality, or the way you express yourself in the world, can vary greatly from life to life. In one incarnation you may be an introverted female while in the next you are an extroverted male. The agenda I referred to are the events, or the fixed script that the Soul must follow during a lifetime. This script is written by your Soul for your Soul, with the cooperation of Soulmates, and is authorized and orchestrated by your Oversoul.
Once your agenda is approved on the Other Side, you carry this plan into your next incarnation, but the details of these relationships are up to you. Most day-to-day decisions aren’t written in the script, so you find yourself ad-libbing a lot. This is probably why you feel confused or frustrated, because nobody said figuring it out was going to be easy! This is where the Soulmate attraction becomes helpful. Because you have a karmic tie with a Soulmate, your Soul feels an instant recognition-you have discovered a special person. There’s that magic moment of: “There you are!”. You’ll experience feelings of immediate comfort, familiarity or attraction. This magnetic pull is the glue that will bond you until you complete your contract. Parting may seem wrong, unfair, or like you have unfinished business, because you do. One of you may feel the karma stronger than the other; one Soul may unconsciously “remember” past-life bonds, insisting that it shouldn’t end. Indeed, for them, the work between you feels urgently incomplete, unfinished. But you will see that Soul in another incarnation in a different form. It’s helpful to remember that Soulmates are a blessing, whether they have been pleasurable or painful, because they helped you learn something. Never think that a Soulmate was a waste of time, nothing could be farther from the truth. Together, you’ve ingeniously engineered it so that eventually, over many lifetimes, you will both come to terms with the ultimate lesson, for: “As above, so below” (Matthew 6: 9). At present, you may be suffering many unfinished situations, but no matter, for one fine day all will be well between you. Until then, remember to make your words tender (for in another lifetime you may have to eat them).
It can be difficult to give thanks for the most painful experiences you’ve had. Yet, the advanced Soul sees beyond the pain to the lesson learned. Give thanks, for every lesson taught you something valuable. When you look back, ask yourself: “What did I learn from this Soulmate, and, what did I teach this Soulmate?” There’s something to be learned from every person. Maybe you learned what not to do, or maybe you learned about the nature of evil. Maybe you learned how it feels to be a victim. Maybe you learned how to forgive. Maybe this Soulmate taught you to be what you said you’d never become. All of it-even the destruction will be used, collected like pieces of a puzzle, gathered back together on The Other Side for your betterment. You can’t possibly tell which Soulmate will be the most important. You might be surprised to find that the most horrific of them caused you to grow the most. The ones who taught you not to trust caused you to have to trust again, and the ones that caused you to close the door are the same ones who, in time, caused you to be strong enough to open that door. All Soulmates will come into your life when you need them, leaving you with a tremendous gift, sometimes painful, sometimes pleasant-but always essential for your Soul’s perfecting."
LESSON 16-Learning From Soulmates
“The characteristics of a Soulmate are simple: you can recognize them because they will either be your teacher, or they will be your student.”
It is said that in relationships we are either the teacher or the student. If you look closely at the significant relationships in your life, you’ll be able to see what role you played, though most people don’t assess and examine their relationships that closely. For example, it’s only when a couple enters counseling do they become aware of their patterns, the unconscious “intimacy dance” they do. Even friendships have long-standing dynamics and patterns. Usually, one person tends to be the leader and the other the follower. It’s important to become aware of the role you play, and if you don’t like that role, work to change the dynamics.
“Soulmates will cause you to see your true nature. They will be a mirror which forces you to see who you really are.”
Soulmates can bring out the best in us, but they can also bring out the worst in us. We feel free to be ourselves around Soulmates, for they love and accept us as we are. But as the adage says: “Familiarity breeds contempt.” Often, we hurt those who love us most because we trust that they will never leave us. Soulmates draw to the surface that which needs to be improved within us. Like a mirror, we can look at how we treat them to judge how far we’ve come. Like Ram Dass said: “If you think you’re enlightened, go spend a week with your family.”
“It can be difficult to give thanks for the most painful relationships you’ve had. And yet, the advanced Soul sees beyond the pain to the lesson learned.”
Life lessons are learned over time; maturity is a lifelong endeavor. We learn several ways: by getting enough information or education, but often we learn the hard way-when it hurts bad enough that we are forced to change. When life is painful, we must endeavor to find the lesson hidden within the circumstance. When something hurts, there’s something yet to be learned.
EXERCISE 16-Learning Life’s Lessons
List the significant people in your life, and beside each name, write whether you feel you are predominantly the teacher or the student. Write what you think you are teaching them, and/or what lessons they’ve been teaching you. Write down why you are grateful for them, or grateful for the lesson you learned.
Study Questions: Metatron says all Soulmates are important, even the painful ones, because they help us work through our karma quickly. What life lessons do you suspect you are working on? Discuss a life lesson you had to learn the hard way.
(Devi) Nina Bingham is an award-winning Author, Life Coach, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Certified Sound Therapist and life voyager. She strives to inspire conscious living and conscious dialogue. Nina earned an AA in Psychology, a BA in Applied Psychology, and completed her MS in Mental Health Counseling program. Nina lives with her dog and can be found paddling her kayak on Arizona lakes where he serves as the fearless captain.
De-Mystifying Meditation: 5 Guiding Principles of Yoga, and Why Americans Should Give It Another Try
Wikipedia defines meditation as:
"A practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state. Scholars have found meditation difficult to define, as practices vary both between traditions and within them." There have been hoards of scientific research studies conducted that conclusively prove the effectiveness of Yogic practices on mind and body. One article proclaims there are 76 benefits of practicing meditation and mindfulness (https:// liveanddare.com/benefits-of-meditation). There is no doubt that yoga is beneficial-this is well documented and accepted as fact by the medical and scientific communities. Why then hasn't America taken to the ancient and respected science of Yoga in a bigger way?
I am an American Hindu who has been practicing meditation and mantra chanting for almost 20 years. In addition to my own daily puja practice, I have taken in-depth courses in the Vedic scriptures from a Hindu monastery, and have been an online student and devotee of America's most popular Indian Guru, Sadhguru. In that time I've learned many lessons (the hard way) about Hinduism and the practice of Yoga. I say the hard way because there are few authentic Hindu gurus who have a Yogic program that the average American can easily assimilate and understand. I'd like to share what I've learned from my exhaustive study and practice of it in hopes that you, after reading this, will be curious and willing to give meditation, mantras and the other accouterments of Yoga, another try.
In a nutshell, the Hindu Yogic system is just that: a comprehensive and wide-ranging system for Self-realization. Yoga is a far-reaching set of practices that encompass expanded consciousness, and greater health for the whole being: mind, body and spirit. A huge body of Hindu scripture combined with the ancient and mysterious practices of Indian ascetics is exactly what has confounded American seekers, and kept them from discovering it. For an American such as myself, Yoga was like looking out at the vast and the roaring ocean before me, and having learned only the basics of swimming, being asked to dive into the the surf headlong. You might play in the waves for a little while, but how do you survive the ocean and make it your home, when all you've been taught were the basics of spirituality? You won't last very long-and this is the essential problem for Americans whose only experience with meditation has been brief or unsuccessful: it's too complex and therefore too confusing to grasp.
The average American has no doubt heard of Yoga, and many have experienced a Yoga class, or at least attempted meditation. But when I ask what their experience has been with it, I usually get this response: "I've tried meditating, it didn't work for me, I couldn't keep my mind from wandering." Or, not wanting to look like a novice, people will say: "Oh ya, I meditate." Right-and next you're going to tell me you have a bridge to sell me. You see, I know that whether you tried it and failed, or sit for 10 minutes a night as your mind wanders that you're struggling with it-because I did, because everybody does. It's just that there are some people willing to admit that they struggle with sitting still and getting to a thoughtless state, while others are not willing to admit it. The people who will be successful will be the ones who can admit that it is harder than it looks, and that developing a rich and rewarding spiritual life is going to require more of them than they first bargained for. Kind of like learning to navigate the ocean: it looks easy until you get out there and get lost in the depths of it, because in the middle of the ocean by yourself, you can't tell which way is up.
I'd like to de-mystify meditation, because unlike the Hindu yogis, swamis and gurus, one does not need to take the oath of a sadhu (holy man or woman) to enjoy the many wonderful benefits that yoga offers. However, one must be willing to agree to 5 guiding principles of this system in order to lay claim to the goal of Self-realization.
Rule #1 to master Yoga: Be willing to give it another try. So you've tried it before with little benefit, so what? This experience may be decidedly different. Be willing to give yoga a fresh look.
Rule #2: Be willing to admit that it's harder than it looks. You may need to invest some time learning more about the system and science of Yoga.
Rule #3: Find a person who has already traversed the Yogic system and make him or her your Sherpa. I'm switching analogies from the ocean to the mountains here, but you don't climb Mount Everest without an experienced guide. If go up it alone like I did, the mountain will teach you its lessons the hard way. If you want to get the top of the mountain intact (the mountain being the goal of Self-realization), look for a Sherpa. Word of caution: there are many false gurus and cults out there, and even well-meaning people who offer classes without the benefit of having achieved Self-realization. There are thousands of 'em, so look for the Sherpas who have one defining characteristic: THEY ARE HUMBLE. They are supremely humble because climbing the mountain has humbled them. If they are not supremely humble, it's hard to say where you will end up and how much you will wind up paying them.
Rule #4: Be willing to try things that you've never tried before. Hinduism is the most ancient spiritual path on earth. It dates back some 10,000 years BC-that's OLD. Despite Hinduism's ancient history, today's yogis and gurus are still utilizing the majority of what Adiyogi, the first yogi, and the ancient Rishis taught their disciples. If the science of Yoga is still being transmitted using the same time-worn methods, there's a reason the Yogic masters are still using these methods. So rule #4 is: stick to the time-tested methods if you want success, and be willing to try techniques you've never used before.
Rule #5: Regardless of what Yogic method use or what guru you follow, Self-realization has everything to do with the heart, and nothing to do with the head. Be willing to suspend your logic when you enter the meditation room. If you think you can think your way through this one, you're dead wrong. You won't get close to swimming in the endless ocean of love or to climbing the peaks of enlightenment if your heart is not in it. It is better to have a willing heart than a brilliant mind on this journey into the unknown.
I hope to meet you in the ocean sometime, or at the top of the mountain, or better yet, let's climb TOGETHER.
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