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Personal Fields and how they Affect Us

“You can easily feel the quality of other people’s personal fields. You, like everybody, tend to frequency-match the people you’re near, and this lets you pick up the quality of their field in your own body and field, as though your a tuning fork resonating to another tuning fork. Around a disturbed person, you may feel nervous and antsy. Around a clear, warmhearted person, you may feel like laughing and being generous. You may fear a fearful person, or get angry with an angry person. Around a perfectionist, you may lack confidence or make silly mistakes, because that’s what they themselves are most afraid of. Other people will do the same thing with you. … We’re all reading each others fields constantly.” ~Penney Peirce

Very few of us can clearly see the energy fields, usually called the aura, around other people or other life forms. Many of us can, with a little training and practice, see a vague, nearly invisible field around other beings. Most of us can, however, feel those energy fields and react to them even if we are not aware of them, or don’t believe they exist.

Mr. pierce mentions several specific example of how we may be affected by the auras of those around us. Most of us have experienced some of these. I can remember many years ago getting angry at someone and wondering later on why I got so upset over something so minor. Now I know it was probably because the person I was angry with, or someone else I was standing close to, was very angry about something and I was absorbing that vibration. We have all seen news stories of a crown behaving in an irrational way and when the reporters interview individual participants later, they can’t explain it. All it takes is one very fearful or angry person and it can spread through a crowd making them behave strangely. Continue reading “Personal Fields and how they Affect Us”

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Seeing Things Differently

“The would-be initiate must come into contact with certain things and facts belonging to the higher worlds, but he can only see and hear them if his feeling is ripe for the perception of the spiritual forms, colors and tones. …The first trial consists in obtaining a truer vision than the average man has of the corporeal attributes of lifeless things, and later of plants, animals, and human beings. This does not mean what at present is called scientific knowledge, for it is a question not of science but of vision. …
“For many people, ordinary life is itself a more or less unconscious process of initiation through the Fire-Trial. … Thus they are often initiates without knowing it, and it then needs but little to unseal their spiritual hearing and sight.” ~Rudolf Steiner

While Steiner and others of his time may have called this ordinary spiritual growth process “Fire-Trial”, today a fire trial, or trial by fire, is something different. Otherwise, what he says in the quoted text still applies and always has.

The spiritual initiate does began to see things different than his materialistic friends. He may think that he is the one who is seeing something false, a kind of hallucination, but he isn’t. It is those who see only the small part of reality called matter who are seeing falsehood and illusion. But don’t think that this happens overnight. The quick awakening of St. Francis is an exception, not the rule, so don’t rely on being another one-in-ten-million exception. Most of us only see subtle hints of the spiritual worlds hidden by the denser material one, but even those hints are enough to let us know that we are much more than just animated balls of dirt. Continue reading “Seeing Things Differently”


The Power of Thoughts and Emotions

“If the student has progressed so far that he can perceive the spiritual forms of those phenomena which are physically visible to his external sight, he is then not far from the stage where he will behold things which have no physical existence, and which therefore remain entirely hidden (occult) from those who have not received suitable instruction and training. …
“A further point of importance is what spiritual science calls orientation in the higher worlds. This is attained when the student is permeated, through and through, with the conscious realization that feelings and thoughts are just as much veritable realities s are tables and chairs in the world of the physical senses. In the soul and thought world, feelings and thoughts react upon each other as do physical objects in the physical world.” ~Rudolf Steiner

f6bc9b8a-99b1-47fa-b3e5-6f36e9ce7ca2Spiritual teachers say that all physical beings and objects have a spiritual counterpart and with proper training and practice the student can learn to see them in varying degrees. Some students quickly learn to see the spirits very clearly while others only see a vague transparent outline around the physical. Another way we notice spirits is that sometimes we seem to catch a quick movement out of the corner of the eye, but when we turn to see what it is, nothing visible is present. Sometimes, this is just a moving shadow or light reflecting of something moving, but sometimes it is spiritual beings that can’t exactly be seen by the physical eyes. Another thing is what the medical community calls spots or floaters in front of the eye. These are tiny specks of light that float around in front of the eyes under certain circumstances such as when you are very relaxed or have just strained yourself doing a difficult exercise at the gym. The medical community equates all such sights to physical problems with the eye that may indicate a disease or damage, but in certain cases what you are seeing are real beings, being of spirit. Continue reading “The Power of Thoughts and Emotions”