Book Review, submitted by Liz Haynie

This Book Review for The Monroe Institute Newsletter was written by Liz Haynie, Outreach Facilitator

Review:

I have to say this is a delicious little book. Reverend Martin thrilled me, saddened me, filled me with love and hope, and occasionally, righteous indignation. What more can you want? It’s not an adventure novel, but there were several exciting adventures in it. The manner in which she blended her own experiences into the narrative to illustrate important points gave heart to the book. And hope for the rest of us; hope that we too could walk this path with courage and love. Her love for humanity – all of it, even the warty knobby parts – shined through on every page.

The book is about “sacred” science and “hard” science, the historical conflicts and how they could be overcome if the science community could work through their objection to verifying results without physical data. There is no physical data to speak of in sacred science. Yet it works, and Reverend Martin gives us many examples. If you are not a student of metaphysics, you’re in for a wild ride!

Martin takes the reader on a journey through the controversy of quantum physics theory vs sacred science, in order to bring all parties to the discovery of the “theory of everything.” A lifelong mystic, she gives a brief review of consciousness and an intro to modern science which is intended to prepare the reader for what comes next: the realm of the mystic and a more universally spiritual understanding of what we call “reality.” Reverend Martin is neither a scientist nor a historian, so she builds this excursion using commonly understood terminology and information from many sources. Since the book is well sourced, the reader can continue their personal research if one chooses. She also peppers the text with suggestions for those who wish to broaden their own spiritual horizons. Further, Martin points out the issues which she believes are holding mankind back from the next great leap in human development.

Like many books about metaphysics and spirituality, this is not a quick read. It’s not meant to be gulped down between TV commercials. It is a book meant to be consumed by thoroughly chewing every bite. I hasten to point out the reader may not agree with every conclusion Martin draws, but the reader will recognize her energy and compassion throughout the read. Do I buy every point she’s selling? The jury’s still out. Did I enjoy the journey? Absolutely!

As the clock ticks, so does the message we share change, and hopefully become even richer in context

Dear Hearts, one and all, thank you for following me or checking in to see what this site has been about over the past several years.  It began as an invitation to explore the book that I was writing, and I shared chapters from the book as well as articles or information that was of interest in the sacred science rhelm.

I had a talk show for quite a while, on blogtalk.com, called  The “Multiple You” Universe and I received such beautiful feedback from those of you who let me know you were listening to the show, again the subject was mostly sacred science and the story of how our consciousness is evolving during a period that looks more chaotic every day.  My site allowed us to advance our understanding of how we all need to begin changing the broken social systems referred to in the work of Barbara Marx Hubbard, an impressive futurist.

I am in the process of resetteling myself and want to let you know that I will be back in time, a short clicking of the minutes, hours, and days. When I return this site will be my primary location for all future communications.  I hope you will bookmark it and check back during the summer.  I should be back on-line by then.

Know that I am holding all of humanity in my heart’s resonant field because I believe that we are all in unity consciousness, even if we do not express the same beliefs and make the same choices as one another.

May you be blessed with joy, love, compassion for yourself and others.

Rev. Cassandra Martin, Independent New Thought

 

Book Review, 11/2015

The “Multiple You” Universe: Sacred Science for the 21st Century by Cassandra Lea Martin, 2013, 254 pp

Book Reviewed by Howard A. Jones, Ph.D and author of Evolution of Consciousness, Fairhill Publishing UK, 2012

Reverend Cassandra has used her professional experience as a Christian minister to interpret what she has gleaned from the worlds of quantum physics, philosophy and neurology to show how these disciplines all relate to the same cosmos and our place in it. The author clarifies the significance of her title at the start of the book. As a mystic who believes in reincarnation, she sees herself as a part of the community of selves who have successively incarnated through past ages.

The next point she makes is that all these selves have helped shape the soul that she is now. It is a fundamental principle of the universe that each of us undergoes a succession of lives in order to refine and develop our individual souls which together comprise a communal soul – The Multiple You Universe. This spiritual evolution represents a reciprocal relationship with the Divine inasmuch as each of us is a constituent part of the Collective or Communal Soul that is the Divine, so that we are in the Divine and the Divine is within us. What form does the Divine Communal Soul take? It is a universal consciousness that has existed from all time and will continue through all time.

This inextinguishable consciousness appears on the Earth plane in folk tales and myths, which are as significant in their way as science because they represent the aesthetic dimension of the human spirit. From a rational point of view, scientists now talk in terms of a universal quantum field, or spiritus quanta as the author calls it, equivalent to Teilhard de Chardin’s noosphere and Jung’s collective unconscious. The author urges that every individual needs to be striving towards Teilhard de Chardin’s omega point, the point where each of us communes constantly with the cosmic consciousness in everything that we do. This realm of cosmic consciousness was described by the ancients as the akashic field.

We, as individuals, need to make positive contributors to this cosmic consciousness through our intention to work continually for the greater good. Volition or intention is shaped by our belief or faith, which also defines our vision of reality – we all live in a self-created world, for the external world that impacts on our senses has to be continually interpreted by our beliefs. Consciousness is energy and energy is both eternal and universal.

Chapter 6 on The Eternal Now builds on ideas from Eckhart Tolle and Buddhism; we have past and future streaming in the two directions of one dimension but everything merges in the eternal now, each event with its infinity of possibilities. Although the author is formally a minister of the Christian church, her philosophy is predominantly spiritual rather than dogmatically religious, and she talks constantly of “Christ consciousness”. She points up the very important differences between the world explained by science, which is deterministic, and the world of quantum physics, which is indeterministic and random. In quantum physics we can determine “laws” only from a huge number of observations which help us to establish a pattern.

Chapter 9 gives us an overview of some of the most important features of science relevant to spirituality. The author recounts past life experiences under hypnosis. Apart from her initial meditative experience that recalled past lives, she recounts more formal sessions of PLR with a hypnotist. There is an interesting discussion about the possibility of consciousness within DNA, such that it continually shapes our lives in a much more active way than merely through our hereditary genetic makeup. This would provide a mechanism for the contention that consciousness is primary to material creation. We now know through the work of Bruce Lipton and others that DNA operates continually in the human body through the agency of RNAs.

Part of the thesis herein is that it is necessary to have an evolving God in place of the unchanging and intransigent God of western religion. In later chapters the author moves into the realm of holofields – universal fields of the energy of consciousness that help shape our souls.

This is a readable book, very approachable, containing a wealth of ideas that help forge links between rational science and mystical spirituality.

 

Who are We?

 

Photo credit: Dr. June Weider

Photo credit: Dr. June Weider

The footsteps in this photo of a labyrinth overlap each other.  Just so, we are multiple versions of ourselves throughout the ages. Let me share a short excerpt from my book, released July, 2015:

Chapter 26: Mixed Spheres of Awareness, page 209.

 When you experience mixed spheres of time and consciousness you sample how others would have felt.  It takes tremendous practice to hone into an individual, and their experience, but it can be done if you are determined to explore this concept of One Time, One Being. Simply enter a labyrinth and focus upon the many footprints of those who have walked there before you.  The Labyrinth is an ancient symbol for contemplation. I walked a sandy labyrinth located at the Maturango Museum in Ridgecrest, California many times. I found great solace when I walked this labyrinth because I was lonely, and each time I entered it I felt a warm comfort envelop me.  You see, I transcended my expectation and allowed myself to experience the “now” of each walk.  In that “now stage of consciousness” I also accessed the Eternal Now of “when” the others, who had walked the labyrinth, had been there.  The comfort I felt wrap around me, I believed at the time, was the collective energy signature of these walkers.

[Now I am considering something slightly more advanced.  We may all be able to connect with one another around the world through our symbiotic relationship due to the conscious evolution occurring now,mentioned earlier as One Time, One Being.  If God is Consciousness, and Consciousness exists in the very fabric of space, we should consider that it is possible to link our conscious minds to one another in the future.  I have seen a vision of The Quantum Human, but I was only shown that we are currently evolving into that new species. The time it will take to succeed is not known to me, or others who have also sensed this ability to cocreate and commuicate.]

            It was on February 13, 2006,[1] that I received a two-part message while I walked through the labyrinth.  The experience gave me what I have begun to call the “teaching at the labyrinth”, and I was truly surprised at the depth of the content until I realized that I had received a “thought form” of information. [A thought-form can be a full package of information from the beginning of a thought to its conclusion, or  it can come to you in be bits and pieces; it depends upon your need to know at the moment when the experience is occuring. I have received thought-forms in rounds.  which means I get piece by piece, but in order so it builds the whole message at a rate that I can absorb and understand.

This is what I experienced that day.

            “The labyrinth is like a metaphor for life” I heard spoken softly in my ear. “People walk the path each carrying their burden basket and hoping for future clarity and peace. All different from each other they are, and yet the same on their quest.”

            As I looked down at the sand, I saw at least three or four sets of footprints beside my own barefooted prints. I realized that these others had searched for a personal moment of clarity, too. We had come to the same place but at different times. As we thought about our problem while walking into the center of the labyrinth, we traversed space and time as we remembered the situation, event, feelings, and people from our past. We utilized “access consciousness” as well as “emergentism”, in that our thoughts built upon one another to bring us to a new clarity we did not have originally.  Like an opportunity to expand our consciousness, we allowed some aspect of “Self” to transform us as we gained inner wisdom through the recall, this time from a new perspective.

            From this same diary entry I re-read: “As we follow the path it undulates like a river into altered states of awareness. We are able to open to the fullness of ourselves.  When we come to the altar in the center, we lay down our grief, pain, and previous confusion.  We are then filled mystically with gnosis.”[2]

[1] Recorded in Diary of Cassandra Martin, 23 February 2006

[2] Additional thoughts recorded in Diary of Cassandra Martin, 23 February 2006

Publishing The “Multiple You” Universe: Sacred Science for the 21st Century

Hello, dear hearts one and all!

I am pleased to tell you that I have finalized my book after five years of research and writing.  I just received my final proof, so all of you that have expressed an interest in the book can now order it on Amazon.com.  You can also go to my author’s page directly.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1480124648

I hope that you will take a moment and leave your thoughts about my effort to write a primer on Sacred Science.  I don’t know that anyone is ever truly qualified to accomplish such a task, but I was guided by my Divinity to write this book, and I have completed my sacred obligation.

I look forward to reading your reviews on Amazon.com.

In loving goodwill, I honor your Divinity, and invite you to read my book.

Cassandra

“Multiple You” Universe – I look into my Sacred Hearts

When I say that I have multiple Sacred Hearts, I simply mean that every life I have incarnated into I has given me the opportunity to awaken my Sacred Heart; just as you have had in each of yours.  The title of this post alerts us to the potential we have to go deeper into our resonant field (the part of us that is connected to the earth and each other, and to our Divine Self).  We are energy beings, and we absolutely affect the whole planet by every thought, word and deed we create with our intention.  Therefore, you are able to cocreate a stronger resonance with all life.

I have remembered nine reincarnations.  In each of these lives there was an opportunity to work toward my spiritual awakening and ultimately, my transfiguration into a higher frequency, with my transition out of this life.  In each life our God-Nature provides us with multiple chances along our timeline to make a move out of local mind into nonlocal mind; and therefore into our spiritual nature. Professional hypnotherapists can guide you through your subconscious mind, nonetheless, I have experienced both spontaneous and induced recall events; and of the two, the spontaneous ones were more aligned with my authenticity.

I saw the person in the recall and within seconds I experienced a deep knowingness that this person and I were the same Soul.  In one case I felt the emotions and thoughts of the incarnated “self”. In others, I witnessed their lives.  In all of these cases I had serious life lessons to overcome and in most of the recall events I did not succeed.  I asked myself if it were necessary to remember those lifetimes (thousands of them) in which I succeeded, or made progress that set me on a higher frequency for the next life time; or simultaneous lifetime if you understand the concept of the Eternal Now.

It is my belief that we do not need to access the sacred heart energy of the lifetimes within when we have increased our spiritual awareness. This would be a waste of energy and the perfection of the universe does not waste anything. When left alone, the cosmos has a conscious thread, if you will, that  we are all connected to; many of us call this thread “God”.   Sacred Science is an opportunity for us to explore this conscious thread more deeply because it links into our heart chakras, into our individual scared hearts, and also, into our collective heart, often referred to as living in Oneness, within metaphysical circles.

I encourage you to read more about this subject in my book, due to launch in November.  There have been many delays as I have attempted to bring you the most dynamic explanation of my world, the world of the mystic in a world enlightened by Sacred Science.  It is a world of marvel and wonder, and one of encouragement for those of us who believe we can be in “the now” as cocreators of a better life for everyone. Not only do we have opportunities to expand our consciousness but we have the absolute right and authority from our God-Nature, to cocreate a life based upon our Highest Good, and most cherished dreams.

Pre-order The “Multiple You” Universe: Sacred Science for the 21st Century on this website if my message resonates with you, and you want to participate in a new way of creating your own life.  Namaste.  

Rev. Cassandra Martin, independent New Thought Minister

 

Final Artwork for Cover, Launch Date August 1, 2014

Launching in November, 2014

 

 

 

Eleven Affirmations for the International Day of Peace

It is my hope that you will join me in a Peace Prayer on September 21st, sometime during the 24 hours of International Day of Peace.  I will begin at 10 AM central time.  For those of us who prefer smaller groups, you are invited to share the subtle energy of my congregation from your home space, or your favorite place to meditate.

As we choose to participate in the shift of energy that is currently called the evolution of consciousness, we cocreate the expansion of our collective consciousness.  As we manifest our personal shift, and spread the word that we have moved into a time of Partnership, we help ourselves and we help others, in intangible, energetic ways.  As we join together with a shared intention to improve the quality of our world, we fulfill our destiny as CoCreator’s of Peace.

Please take a moment before you speak aloud these affirmations, to think about the people in the world who yearn to be fulfilled. Regardless of what country they live in, the religious or spiritual belief they hold dear to their heart, and what you hope to accomplish for yourself, during the time you spend in this Peace Prayer, please envision everyone as related to you through your Divinity.

Thank you, dear hearts, for joining with me to say these affirmations.  I will sing these affirmations several times each day, beginning on Int’l Peace Day, until I feel that I have finished.  I sing affirmations,  use my drum to evoke the voice of Father God, and my rattle to evoke the voice of Mother God.  In this way I celebrate the Mother-Father aspects of God as an effort to honor all traditions. 

As your independent New Thought Minister I will be conduct this Service or, “Peace Prayer” knowing that God is Good, indwelling all life.  I will sustain my belief that we are synchronizing the CoCreation of Heaven on Earth, again; and futhermore, that we have begun to lovingly CoCreate a new Society based upon Partnership to replace the old Domination model that has slowly begun dying in our world.  I hope you will join me to build this future on earth.

Yours in Oneness and the Cocreation of Heaven on Earth,
Rev. Cassandra Martin

1.  We are the collective power of love, manifested in partnership around the world.  Our shared intention will thrive.

2.  We ask people to choose peace over unrest around the world. Let Love flow into every challenge we face, every day.

3.  Everyone is an empty bowl, receiving the Grace of God. We choose to reinforce peace for ourselves and those severely troubled around the world.

4. May we all cocreate words and deeds that span the bridge of understanding between us, in order to foster world peace.

5. I am all that I need, in order to live in my center of peace today.

6.  We affirm to ban slavery on the earth. Any slavery of gender, race, religious law, or creed, of government, and economy disrespects our equality as the human species.

7. We are ready to fulfill our purpose in life, and to assist the world as it rebirths itself into Heaven on Earth.

8.  We are ready to unfold our potential instead of staying tied to past mistakes.  We pledge to  cocreate peace at every chance.

9. When fear enters in, as it sometimes will, I will breathe out to release it and send loving good will to those who may also be feeling fear.  We are the peace we hope to share with everyone.  

10.  As one achieves “we”-thinking, another moves further way from me-mindedness, no matter how long the shift to collective consciousness takes.

11. May we all release our need to do violence against another; be it through thought, word or deed.