Meeting Christ Dec 3, 2004 18:57:06 GMT -5
Post by Blu on Dec 3, 2004 18:57:06 GMT -5
The Cayce Reading of the Day
Quote of the day for Saturday, the 4 of December 2004.
Though ye wander far afield, call upon the Lord while He may be found and He will draw very nigh unto thee; and with His presence bring peace. 294-174
The atmosphere was sometimes tense in the Cayce household. The demands on everyone's time and energy were extraordinary. Money was usually in short supply, and small tensions and jealousies surfaced from time to time among the supporters who tried to help Edgar Cayce. On occasion those difficulties would culminate in a major setback, such as the bickering that led to the collapse of the Cayce Hospital in 1928 and the failure of Atlantic University in 1930.
But on other occasions the tension was more subtle, like an undercurrent of frustration. In April of 1934, Cayce himself arranged for a reading about the situation. He knew it was time to get back on track. Little squabbles and misunderstandings were diverting attention from the real work at hand.
The message offered from his superconscious mind spoke of peace - the most profound kind of peace that humanity could experience. The Christ was at hand. If Cayce and his immediate followers would be alert to experience that Presence, the entire situation would be dramatically transformed.
Of course, it wasn't to himself alone that Cayce offered this sort of advice about finding peace. For example, just one month later he went to great lengths to help a despondent fifty-seven-year-old man who was threatening to commit suicide. On two successive days, Cayce gave readings for this individual, trying to instill the peace of Christ in him.
It was during the second reading for that man that Cayce had a direct encounter with Christ. In fact, on some rare occasions while he gave a reading, another aspect of his mind would independently have dream-like experiences. When these happened, he would regain normal consciousness, not remembering anything he had said in the reading but vividly aware of a simultaneous dream-like experience he had just had.
On that day in mid-May, Cayce's wife Gertrude gave the suggestion for him to awaken following the reading for this suicidal man. But instead, from the entranced state Cayce continued to speak. It had been just a month since that reading for himself had advised his being alert for direct encounters with Christ. Now as he spoke, it was happening. "Jesus of Nazareth passeth by. Let Him fill thine heart with the hopes of those promises that are indeed thine, wilt thou but apply. Trust ye in the Lord." (378-41)
Then Cayce awakened. Although he recalled nothing of what he had just said in the reading - about the troubled man or about Jesus - he told Gertrude of a powerful dream that had just come to him. "I saw the Master walking down a road toward us - all of us, expectant, waiting for Him to come - and He was smiling: seemed very happy."
The same promise is ours. The greatest peace imaginable comes from feeling the Presence of Christ. Do we believe it's possible? Maybe what stands in the way is our own limited idea of how Christ can draw close to us. We need to expand the possibilities and realize that it's not always a vision or a voice. That presence may simply come as a feeling - a gentle reminder that we are loved. Or it may come to us as an inner knowing that everything is being worked out according to a plan. We can expand our expectations and let Christ come directly into our experience in a way that uniquely fits our own needs and backgrounds.
Dedicate this day for openness to experience directly the peace of Christ. But let go of any preconceived notions of how it may come. Simply be alert and receptive.