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Jesus and The Zodiac Messages
Winifred MoyesWooden CrossZodiac Christ Messenger
The Zodiac Messages
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An address given by the Christ messenger Zodiac through the deep trance mediumship of Miss Winifred Moyes,
at the Zodiac Circle, Good Friday, 1938

(Note: This message was edited for a more general readership)

"Divine Spirit of Holy Love, draw close to Thy children who meet together with humble hearts and with minds and bodies dedicated to Thy Holy Service.

"Father of Love, send to Thy children upon the earth Thy wide cloak of protection, so that the winds of adversity may not cause them to flinch; so that they can stand erect with their eyes upon the Cross, knowing that through the Cross endured with patience shall come the crown.

"We, Thy children, penetrate, as it were, but a foot into the unseen, but we know that because Thou art our Father, the whole wide realms of the World of Spirit are open to us. We thank Thee for Thy bounteous grace, for the power that never fails and for the Presence of the Christ.

"This day our thoughts are hallowed by remembrance. Pitifully, we seek to follow on behind the Holy One. Yet, because the Master Jesus went in front, so the strength is sent back, and by Thy Grace even the frailest shall reach Thy Kingdom. For this indeed we thank Thee, Father of Illimitable Love. Amen.

"When you push aside the weariness of the body in order to carry out the work of God, these sacrifices are blessed. The Father is never unmindful of the strain imposed, for the Father's Heart is Love itself. The Father yearns over those who find the road too steep, and out of that which they seek to do they shall find that they have erected a City Beautiful that will last for ever. No one on any plane shall have the power to destroy or mar its beauty. Out of the weals of woe the barricades have been erected, and in the Holy City the weak and frail shall be gathered; the ignorant ones of many spheres will find peace and strength and comfort for their souls.

"But it is necessary to consider that which appertains to life as a whole. It is necessary to outline the Law of God; to give you the key to wisdom; to train and release within you right judgement, so that you respond to the unseen reins of the Spirit guides that shall surely lead you through the wilderness into the Promised Land.

"The mind of the body cannot grasp real truth as truth is, for it is a fragment of that mighty gift. Nor can earth words be found to portray the things which are of God - eternal, indestructible. But that which you receive from me is truth in the inwards part. The day is coming when, by the Power of Holy Spirit, illumination shall be born within - through the release of the Christ, through the maturity of the real self - which in time and in turn will function in Spirit conditions, will vibrate to that holiness, that peace which is of the Father’s Home.

"You have been informed that in the far distant past you were created in the image of the Divine, yet without the gift of experience. By treading the path - slowly but surely - man emerged out of that which was nebulous into something taking form, so far as character was concerned. As he pursued the path, by sorrow and by suffering over the lessons which must surely be learned, he became individualised; his personality mingling with other personalities - divided, separated, so it would seem to physical mind, but linked to the eternal chain, to Life as a whole.

"Pause upon that thought: It is good to develop the physical mind but there is a great weakness in that individuality is unaccompanied by the growth of the individuality of the soul. The mind becomes dominant, the personality makes itself felt. There are others to recognise and to obey the power it expresses. The thoughtful ones ponder within: 'It is wise to develop character.' But there follows that doubt which strikes them like a whip: 'Is it not the astral character of the one concerned which is gaining ground and is not the son or daughter of the Most High gradually slipping further back and almost passing out of sight?'

"Independence is sweet. Independence in its true sense is right. The development of individuality is the Law of God. But God has given man free will. If that individualised self becomes an epitome of self itself, what of the plan, what of Divine Purpose?

"As you look out upon the world you see dominant characters wresting from others that which is not their own - those swayed by material ambition determined to rise to the top of the earthly tree. But when they reach that point - how far is it to Heaven? The free birds soar through the air, they cannot catch them in their flight, and the larks trill on. Then another comes and strikes at the roots, and in time their high position - fought for, schemed for - is no more. Here is the example of abuse of the gift of individuality.

"Turning to the God-side, we know that wonderful example of the Christ; what a Soul individualised by Divine Grace can represent. There was One born in the humblest dwelling, no earthly position, no education of this world, isolated, obscure, steadily climbing out of the rut of the mundane on to the ladder that at last lifted Him on to the Cross. A thought comes to the thoughtful - 'How did He do it? Where did the inspiration come from - was the Child aware of His destiny?'

"In the Holy Book you can perceive for yourself that even while childhood imposed upon the soul its limitations, consciousness struggled free. 'Wist ye not that I must be about My Father's business?' The Child, searching the eyes of the older ones for understanding, for a glimmering of comprehension of all that charged within Him - inexpressible words - but so tangible that it was irresistible to the One who contacted.

"The Master came as an example to man. Not in one act, not in the dramatic sequel to His Ministry, but example as to how a soul, linked to God, becomes individualised by Divine Grace and acts as a fount of power through which healing can come to the nations.

"You are marked upon your brow with the Sign of the Cross. There are those who gladly go in the pilgrim throng, yet spiritual individuality has not been released: They are as sheep responding to the shepherd, yet the stamina is not there. One day they are all for sacrifice and the next they hesitate upon the path. The mind is saying: 'Take care, beware, you are willing to give up so much - but no more.' The voices of the earth drown the sweet voices of the Spirit.

"Man is willing to run duty and pleasure in double harness, but the duty is like a steed that must away. Pleasure is an animal that lingers where the pasture is sweet. Often the higher call is laid aside for a while. But God's Law cannot be defied. The searching is severe, the journey is long and difficult before that which eventually takes them into the Kingdom is found and harnessed.

"You are precious tools, brought to The Greater World by the Power of the Spirit, linking up with unseen workers in a sanctuary of effort built by suffering over the years. You are precious instruments with a part to play. Perchance your mind rests upon the personality of the earth. But remember the Father and His love for you. Some find it strange that when the casket of the earth is cast aside and they stand, as it were, naked before their Master and their Lord, to find that those characteristics which brought admiration of many friends when upon the earth are like fluttering rags around them - which they kick aside - hoping that others will not notice.

"It is strange too, to the humble hearted, when they meet their Master face to face. They kneel before Him, tears of penitence shut out the brightness of His smile; but the Master is there to reveal to them the miracle of Grace that has taken place - no longer unknown, unwanted, but individualised souls, ready to work for God, and to bring peace and joy to those once proud of heart, holding high position.

"Pursuing this thought further: What is the purpose of individualism, even in the God-sense? The link is found with that wonderful truth expressed in 'Universalism' - using earthly language - in miniature, a Divine Truth. We are one Life, there is one Law, and in all Life the same Law operates with a precision impossible for the physical mind to grasp. In the one Law is contained all the laws of every sphere and every condition.

"As you think of the past, the disappointments, the plans that have gone awry, the hopes unfulfilled, the promises not kept - surely a glimmering of truth is made your own, which brings solace for your aching heart. In Spirit you have desired to individualise your soul. Because of the lack of spiritualisation of the physical heart and mind, there can be no Universalism in this plane or the next.

"The Master is here to bless. We come with strength and power, having seen our Lord. Humbly we seek to mould ourselves in His sweet likeness, to individualise our soul by the same processes which He exampled and which brought such wonderful results for every form of life. We know that having seen our Lord all will be gathered in, no soul shall fall too low for His loving hand to reach, but until we are more like Him, the Divine Plan is hindered and delayed.

"Look around and see that which brings thankfulness to your heart. Many souls, perhaps unconsciously, climb steadily the steep hill of spiritual attainment. There are others who are occupied with other things. By passing on knowledge of the Divine, by giving out that which you know concerning the Law, more will be persuaded to give up their toys and take up their staff and climb in turn.

"The Mission of the Christ is indeed Universalism in its purified form - no one left out; no religion excluded; no form of life, however low it may seem to the mind of man, does not have its own special place.

"It is true that the mind of the body can scarce grasp all the responsibility and the sweet privilege that lie within these words: 'The Christ Mission'. Sometimes, it seems that the horizon clears, the courage has returned, the mind is willing to do its part, the sacrifices are shown in their true guise as gifts of the Spirit - and the pilgrim steps forward; exhilaration holds his being - the Promised Land is just in front. These moments of spiritual ecstasy have their work to do. The clouds draw nigh, the cruel wind of criticism cuts through to the very bones, the thunder rolls, the lightening tears the nerves to shreds - My God, what do we do now?

"That is the road. In the early stages power is given and the instrument is taken along on the impetus of others. Those young in experience are not expected to stand alone; nor would it be the Father's Will to test them over-much during those early stages. The traveller has to be turned into a pilgrim, and the pilgrim travels light.

"Soon, strength manifests itself and the guides stand back - no instrument builds effectively upon the efforts of others. Many try - that is the weakness of the physical mind. They come in at the eleventh hour, the foundation has been put in and they say within themselves: 'Here am I; so I will climb!' But the soul has not yet been individualised, the foundation is not its own, and disillusionment must come. Yet it should bring no sorrow, for have not the pioneers of another age, has not the spiritual climber, been tested in like measure? And will not the generations to come take up their lessons too?

"Yet there are those who have not toiled, nor spun, but they would take the garment weaved by others, and throw it around their own shoulders. This is the cause of the weakness in the churches and the chapels - the reason why they are not all temples of peace. But these spiritual garbs are not to be had for the asking. Not only moment by moment and year by year, but oft before the physical body was donned at all, much of the fabric had been brought into being by effort in the stage before and in the life before that, back over a phase of living which is hidden from your minds at this same stage.

"Do not think with sorrow over that which must be done in time to come, but rather realise the honour that God has laid upon you, making it possible that out of your efforts and the mundane things of daily life, can come an individualised soul ready to contribute your part to the great scheme of Universalism which expresses the Father and the Mother Heart of God.

"Children of the Light, there is a great Light coming, and out of that Light will emerge - as the sweet scented flower from the seed - that which has been cradled in the earth to bring maturity; out of the Light will come the rising up of many souls, those who have courage to become leaders - not leaders in the earthly sense but leaders from the God point of view, the ones willing to shoulder the heavy burdens, willing to subject the physical body to the needs of the growing soul. A new race will be born out of the twisting sorrow, so the gross fabric of the material is torn asunder, and the soul - sweetened by the showers of adversity, made strong by the sun of God s Love - is born to contribute its part to the Divine Plan.

"Time is fleeting. Each one is wanted; no one can say that he or she is first or last; only God shall decide. Out of the many hands, minds and bodies, weaving the great tapestry of effort upon the earth, shall come at last the spiritual carpet of the Better Land, over which you shall walk and weary not, over which the ones who are weak and old and blind shall find renewal.

"Point by point we pursue the path of Divine Wisdom. As man seeks to struggle with his weaker desires, inspiration is released in its truest sense. Illumination shall come to humanity from the inspiration purchased by man through the sorrows and trials of the past.

"Do not forget that in the great scheme of universal religion - a universal life, a universal whole - you must do your part if peace is to be made your own. It is the tilling of the barren land; it is the going out into the highways and byways and drawing the stragglers in. It is not by soaring through those clouds of metaphysics which so affect the physical mind, but by continuing the simple paths so beautifully made by the Master Jesus, that at last the Gates of Revelation are opened wide - the man passes in.

"We turn to the Master Jesus, and not only claim Him as our Lord, but thank Him that He has made it possible that the barriers between the two worlds can be broken down; that as we make ready so portions of the Great Truth can be passed on to us, so our hearts can be gladdened by the thoughts of the future. The future can be enhanced again and again in joy, in all the sweet endeavours that lie ahead.

"And when we think of the generosity of the Most High - how He has not only called us but chosen us - surely no difficulty becomes too great, no test too severe, to bring about the individualisation of the soul, to make ready to do our part for the Universal Mission of the Holy Christ.

"Father we thank Thee, and we know that because we come to Thee with humbleness of heart, seeking to lay aside desire in its many tangled forms, we know that before even before we ask, Thou hast granted our requests and wilt purify them until they become holy, fit for Thy casket.

"Looking into the future, beyond the hills of the earth, beyond the clouds of the earthly skies - a growing Light is coming; and behind the Light a great army of disembodied, purified souls, waiting to do their part. Indeed by the Grace of God we are blessed.

"Loving you, leaving you, hoping for you, praying for you, so that you may be one with your guides and helpers, one with the great Christ Army, for the quelling of pain and suffering and misunderstandings that torture the physical mind. Peace be with you all. Father we thank Thee for Thy Grace and Saving Power."

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