Clairvoyance is the power of perceiving what is not present to the senses: exceptional insight.
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2011 June 16
To open the inner eye: When the spiritual eye sees independently from the fleshly eyes and can observe, then is that clairvoyance. Read more:
Two days ago we dealt with the subject
2011 Jun 14 – Audible inner voice
and there it was mainly about the fact that only spiritual prayers, therefore prayers which take place on the mental level, are effective and that lip prayers are not heard by God.
On this occasion Bertha Dudde’s message B.D. NR. 0858 was used and now, today, I want to have a closer look how this supernatural action, the audible hearing of the inner voice, but also the visible seeing of the inner sight, can be achieved.
In the message B.D. NR. 0858 we are asked, or rather Bertha Dudde was asked, to practise this perceptible hearing of the inner voice and the advantages of such action were shown. But there was also information how one can come to this ability and now I want to look into this information.
The first sentence there says, “Try to hear the inner voice audibly, my child, and devote yourself often to inner contemplation, so that you so to speak go through everything spiritually what is set as assignment for you.”
So we are to try it. So we have to start with this thing, and we do it by trying. And the request follows to devote ourselves to inner contemplation, to go through everything, what is set as assignment for us, spiritually.
There will be setbacks as with the disciples on Good Friday; doubts will occur.
And then short information follows, which is probably the most important: it is up to our will.
So we have to want it. It is a decision of the will: I now want to begin this goal and I will practise it from now on.
It must be our “most inner endeavour” to put ourselves into this state.
And when then our most inner endeavour is to put ourselves into this state, then a considerable way up has been overcome, it is progress, which brings unutterable advantages to the soul.
It then follows that the spiritual connection must be used in the most exhausting way and that this must be our first desire and that also every opportunity must be used.
We are to use every and all possibilities which bring about the maturing of the soul.
The Bible tells us not to look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
We are to see the invisible, the spiritual, the soul, because it is eternal. The body is temporal. We are to listen to the inaudible, the spirit, because it is eternal. The audible is temporal, the sounds and noises of the world are temporal.
It is about “the extraordinary willing acceptance of the revealed divine will.”
Here the will is again mentioned, even twice.
It is a matter of will.
And then the information follows that this hearing of the inner voice makes us independent of outer circumstances and that will be helpful in the times of the end when they want to rob us of spiritual writings.
And then the exhortation goes out to us to overcome all hindrances and to completely entrust ourselves to the father in heaven. So what seems to hinder us to reach this aim we are to overcome and, what is even more important, to entrust ourselves to the father, therefore to again and again think about the presence of the Lord and to trust this presence. This permanent feedback is important.
When we do this then the Lord can instruct us so that we step into still more intimate close touch to him and can hear his word directly.
I now want to go over to the other ability to perceive the spiritual world, the ability to see it.
In Jakob Lorber’s work “The Great Gospel of John” the 11th volume is the last volume and there are chapters 50 to 58 in which the “3 Months in Ephrem” are dealt with. These chapters actually do not come from Jakob Lorber but from Leopold Engel and in these 3 months it is about the last preparations of the disciples through Jesus and the heart of these preparations in Ephrem is exactly this achieving of the inner sight through the disciples.
To read Jakob Lorber’s work is to be highly recommended and to read these 9 chapters is to be especially recommended because I will bring here just excerpts, but the 9 chapters should be read to understand the whole thing in context.
First I want to bring one verse from the 50th chapter: Nirvana.
When now the soul has completely subordinated itself to the inner spirit being and has become earthly content through this, so that it just strives for the spiritual only and alone, and is therefore taken up with the spiritual as self-assured soul, then the more perfect man has reached a level which has been called ‘Nirwana’ by the Indian wise men, therefore a state, in which any will, which causes fleshly earthly proneness, is destroyed, and which excludes any life in the flesh as material existence. This state is possible in material life, is to be even achieved, so that complete peace comes to the heart of man.
Here we therefore have something fundamental to this subject and it indicates that the bases of the spiritual also exist in other cultures.
Jakob Lorber, Leopold Engel and Bertha Dudde had the assignment to receive God’s word directly and to pass it on. This assignment was also received by others. But it is definitely not everyone’s business to receive such an assignment. The passing on is already more likely an assignment in which all should participate in some way. But the hearing of the inner word and the seeing of the inner sight is already a matter which concerns all of us and which we are to strive for.
Now follows a sentence from the 51st chapter:
“That is just why I have led you to Ephrem that you cleanse yourselves and gain inner perfection free and independently, … !”
It is about inner perfection and about gaining this free and independently. It must come from us.
And now 5 verses from chapter 52:
But that is why you are also not to look contemptuously at the heathen; because I tell you, among them are more just men than have ever walked among the people of the Jews, and that is why also the heathen will be accepted and the Jews rejected!”
Says Peter: “Lord, when there are such just men among the heathen how have they then gained this justness?”
Answered I: “I just told you that envoys of my spirit always taught these, which brought the light out of my heavens and taught men according to their understanding. But these envoys taught above all to become immersed in the core of the spirit so that everyone who wanted to find truth in himself could also find it; but that is, as you know, the rebirth of the soul. This immersing I have often recommended to you as a suitable means to make the soul free and clean of all stains and flaws of its egoism and to reach me through this.
Practise this so that your inner eye opens more and you experience with yourselves all what the spirit can reveal when it really has become alive in you! But how this happens you know exactly from me, and so then also act accordingly!”
Now all the disciples withdrew and thought much about my words, which they heeded much. It was particularly Peter – who until now had been dealing little with the qualities which the spirit can bring to the soul -, who now made a great effort to keep his spirit eye open to recognize himself and his surroundings more.
“The immersing in the core of the spirit … as a suitable means to make the soul free and clean.”
“To open the inner eye.”
Peter now made a great effort to keep his spirit eye open to recognize himself and his surroundings more.
We will then see what emerged from this – what Peter found out.
And now a sentence referring to spiritual seeing from the 53rd chapter:
But this is the true purpose: to become independent from the flesh with all its desires, doubts and errors, to feel happy in the actual, genuine and true world, into which the soul is to enter completely free and independently after death, and to be able to enter it.
And another sentence from the 53rd chapter:
Then man is to get used to look inside himself, which means to recognize the pictures which his spiritual eye sees independently from his fleshly eyes, and can observe, then he will quickly, when he stands in love towards me and builds further in this foundation, acquire the qualities of the spirit, which you call ‘clairvoyant,’ which however is no magic but a completely natural quality of the soul, to which it can close itself just as well, as you can close yourselves in the flesh to the development of different abilities.
Pay attention to “then he will quickly … acquire the qualities of the spirit.” It can therefore happen quickly – this being ‘clairvoyant.’
And now we come back to Peter, in the 54th chapter:
Peter had written my words really particularly deep into the heart, and with his characteristic energetic willpower he also immediately set about developing his soul where it still lacked. He therefore immediately withdrew from the others to be able to open the inner eye, and remained almost invisible for a couple of days.
It has to be stressed here that my disciples were gathered here to carry out a kind of voluntary test with regard to themselves, independent of my person and completely without any outer compulsion through the surroundings, so that the already achieved qualities, but given by me for their later apostle occupation, could now become their exclusive property. Out of this view everything has to be looked at what happened in Ephrem.
After Peter showed himself again more in the circle of the brothers, of whom everyone walked his ways of the inner life for himself – why this withdrawal was not really very much noticed, because he always came to the regular meals, came and went silently -, so one evening the disciples remained longer together as usually, …
… however Peter added to this, that …
… and that is why he also recognized these days how necessary it is to become immersed in oneself, because only through the seeking in oneself it is possible to be taught by God himself and to recognize truth.
The others asked whether he then has done this. Peter answered in the affirmative and explained he has done this with great diligence these days and is also convinced to have found the way now, to become a real disciple of our Lord and master. He is indeed convinced that all the brothers had heeded the last words of the Lord and strived for the reaching of the nearby goals; but he feels pressed to describe his observations because one or the other could gather something from it for himself, what again might be of use for him, Peter.
And now to chapter 55 and the last paragraph of a speech of Peter:
See, dear brothers, this point of view guides me already for a long time; but only here I have now come to the aim that I am able to recognize, with eyes keeping watch, out of my own will, not through the sight first opened through the willpower of the Lord, the external laws of nature, which enclose the most lofty most inner laws of love, and I hope, to have made considerable progress in my own training.
And in this statement of Peter the difference is also pointed out, which can exist with this ‘supernatural’ seeing. A person, who is spiritually advanced, can put another person, who is not spiritually advanced, in a position to see the spiritual world. Jesus did this sometimes with his disciples. But this is not what it is here all about. Here it is about acquiring the inner sight oneself.
But this ability, to transfer another person into the spiritual world, is also an ability, which one can acquire and it should therefore be studied. On this website this subject was already dealt with in the following webpages:
2011 Jan 31
and especially in:
The subject of transferring other people into another state of consciousness plays quite a big role in the books, which were written by Carlos Castaneda. He speaks about moving the assemblage point.
But now we continue – after Peter having ended his speech:
Asks Andrew, how he then did this, to receive the inner sight. He indeed does not think much of also keeping the outer sight because the understanding of the word stands higher for him and the inner, spiritual sight is more important to him than all knowledge of the outer laws of nature; but everyone just goes by his own convictions in this judgement (with the assessing of this question), why he under no circumstances wants to call Peter’s striving as not being good.
Peter now was of the opinion to walk on this way is not difficult because only faith in God and willpower is necessary to penetrate that subject which one wants to explore. Then, observing the outer form, also the most inner appears clearly at the same time, and the spirit explains then also clearly the laws, which now have become visible through examination.
But it is really natural that the soul should not for instance find only pleasure receiving these external abilities with the observation of the many things, which are presented, without letting the voice of the spirit in oneself sound clearly. Both must always go together, and then the training of these qualities of the soul with a healthy body is surely no mistake.
He now for example has observed how plants build themselves up, and has quite correctly recognized how the soul substance of the plant is just as well a being, in itself completely isolated, but only still further able to develop, like man. While he earlier saw in plants just outgrowths of the enlivened earth – approximately like hair growing on the body of a man -, so he now knew that this was not so, but that every little plant portrays an isolated whole of a soul, even if in incompleteness, which itself builds up its body the same way as the perfected soul of man. He certainly has already earlier known from the explanations of the Lord how the formation of the human soul through the visible world happens, but he has not had such an in-depth sight, right down to the last detail, which he could repeat at any time, and much of what he had more felt earlier as being true, had now become tangibly true.
“Peter now thought, to walk on this way is not difficult because only faith in God and willpower is necessary.”
So it is not difficult. Only faith and willpower is necessary.
In conclusion now still some of Peter’s observations – from chapter 56 – as examples of what he observed with his ‘clairvoyance:’
Plants for example have therefore an ability to feel, even when also of lower degree, but the lowest level of the animal world already a far higher one.
The juice circulation is an endeavour to enliven the organism from a central point and thereby to develop to self-awareness, by this concentration causing a life core, which, with man, can be found in the heart. Plants still have indeed no heart organ, however a life principle in the most inner marrow, which announces itself through the endeavour to nourish and to preserve the tree, the plant, and that through a suitable juice circulation in a tremendous fine tube system, which is put into action in spring and in autumn.
But such circulation always needs an agitator in form of nerves, which are still very coarse, but become finer and finer with animals. These nerves have always in common to be agitator agents of external and internal stimuli and to protect themselves through suitable organs from harmful stimuli and to devote themselves to the effect of useful stimuli. The flower closes and opens therefore the calyx, the animal flees therefore or exposes itself to the beneficial influence.
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