|The following is from, one of the many (16), books written by Ruth Montgomery, a world famous news journalist.|
COMPANIONS ALONG THE WAY
In the distinguished manner of A World Beyond, here is an
enthralling account of Group Karma and of the parallel lives Ruth Montgomery and
Arthur Ford have shared with a cluster of brilliant souls on the upward path
When the world-renowned medium and Mrs. Montgomery had completed their spectacular collaboration-begun after Ford's death-on A Worid Beyond, describing the texture of life beyond the physical plane, he resolved not to tie himself to other longterm projects on earth. Yet in early 1973 Ford surprised Mrs. Montgomery by rejoining "Lily" and the Guides to describe, through automatic writing, an earlier incarnation they had shared 2,000 years ago-when she was born as the third sister of Lazarus and Ford was their father, the Rabbi Jeremiah.
Here is Jesus' life as they have seen it from their unique vantage point in history-and as questioned by Ruth Montgomery's instincts as a veteran investigative reporter seeking corroborating detail. Full of previously unpublished revelations of Jesus' life and ministry and in the established tradition of The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ, dictated in 1907 by a discarnate called Levi, and of Edgar Cayce's own trance readings on Jesus' life, the Palestinian incarnation chronicles the thrilling story of that other Ruth as her life touched the Master's.
At the heart of the book is Group Karma, the phenomenon that made Ford and Mrs. Montgomery companions along the way for centuries-the transmigration of groups or "clusters" of souls to physical bodies at approximately the same time. Medium and author are a part of a cluster of these highly evolved souls which also includes such companions as Edgar Cayce, Adelle Davis, Henry Kissinger, and King Hussein of Jordan-all working out their Karmic relationships hopefully to bring them closer to spiritual perfection with each incarnation.
Stretching beyond the Palestinian life, Ford, Lily, and the Guides tell of nine other meetings on earth, from Ford's incarnation as a farm worker who inspired his fellow worker, Ruth Montgomery, in the barren wastes of Moab, to a riveting account of her incarnation as a distinguished nineteenth-century poetess and Ford as her beloved brother. Details of their twentieth-century lives check out uncannily with their previous existence on earth.
In a time of expanded consciousness and increasing curiosity about the world beyond us, COMPANIONS ALONG THE WAY offers a positive and inspiring philosophy and expanding hope that we all shall return, indeed may have already returned to life to do continued good in this world as we advance along the reincarnation way toward ultimate reunion with the Creator.
Some excerpts from Companions Along The Way
With the twelve disciples selected and trained, Jesus then set
forth through Galilee, but concentrated his efforts at Capernaum, for Nazareth
still paid no heed and knew him not as the Son of God. At the synagogue in
Capernaum he raised his sweet voice in praise of the Father, and to the
amazement of the rabbis gave new insights into the scriptures as interpreted by
them to the faithful. Some few questioned his teachings, but so logical were
they to the people that resistance fell away, and they regarded with wonder this
handsome young man with flowing beard and gentle manner who seemed to understand
more than all the rabbis combined.
One day while Jesus spoke to those gathered around him near the wharf at Capernaum, a blind man knelt at his feet, saying "Many are the ways to see, my man, and because you have seen that which others do not, thy sight shall be restored to thee. Rise and look about ye."
The man rose, then opened his eyes, and fell in a faint. A murmur of discontent ran through the crowd of onlookers, but in another moment the man opened his eyes, gazed at the Master, who was viewing him with compassion, and burying his face in Jesus' garment, said, "Lord, Lord, thou hast given me that most precious of gifts, the power of sight."
"Rise," said Jesus, "and go thy way, using thy restored sight to the glory of our Father who granted thee this gift." The man made his way easily through the crowd, bumping into nothing, and when the people realized that this was no longer the walk of a blind man, they fell with one accord to their knees, chanting, "A miracle! A miracle!"
For several reasons this account gripped my interest when I read it after the session. Arthur Ford in A World Beyond had indicated that to be born blind was a karmic situation, a self-imposed handicap in order to repay some harm that had been done to another in a previous life or a refusal to "see" that which was spiritually significant. But Edgar Cayce taught that the Law of Grace can take precedence over the Law of Karma, if we truly forgive ourselves and others. It would seem, therefore, that because this man not only had faith but also "saw" the spiritual light emanating from Jesus, he had earned the right to restored sight. The next day the Guides continued with the narrative, writing:
In the days that followed, many ailing and doubting who hitherto had scorned the man Jesus flocked to Capernaum as word spread of the miracle. Some who were taking the mineral baths at Tiberius rushed to the synagogue and the byways of Capernaum, seeking the man who had the power of healing. The throngs became so great that the rabbis complained of desecration in the temple, and Jesus led the people into the wilds on the other side of Capernaum, where he talked to them of their Father and told them of the wonders of heaven.
"Are there truly mansions there, Master?" asked an elderly man who was not long for the earth.
And Jesus replied: "There are mansions there, yes. If there were not, I would have told you in the synagogue. But the mansions are also here on earth awaiting those who would follow the way of the Lord, for we are the ones who create the mansions or the hovels."
A murmur of disgust ran through the crowd. How indeed could they
Some were puzzled, but others in a flash of comprehension realized that this man was telling them that within each heart is the power of good or evil, beauty or ugliness, love or hate; and that to the extent that they cultivated the good, the tawdriness and disease fell away.
Intrigued by the reference to "harmony" as well as beauty, I asked the Guides for an elaboration, and they wrote: "There is a natural law of harmony that fills the universe, a feeling of oneness that melds together all who are warring within self and with each other. The best way to become attuned to this vital oneness is through meditation at the same hour each day. Think oneness. Feel oneness. Meld self into the whole of humanity and of the natural oneness of earth and sky and sea. There is a rhythm to the universe that all should feel as they go about their daily tasks. The subconscious recognizes this, and if one (through
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