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Chuck’s Place: 47

Elmer Green tells of his 1941 vision dream shortly after his marriage to Alyce. In the dream he opens a zipper bag and pulls out two gold sweaters, one for each of them, each with the purple colored number 47 sewn into them.

When he asks his Teacher the meaning of 47, he is told that 4 means squaring with 7, the number of Divine Law. To square with Divine Law is to become akarmic, where the personality “no longer generates effects in the world for its own personal reasons” ( From The Ozawkie Book of the Dead, by Elmer Green, p. 233.)

Jan reminds me that Jeanne died at 47. She indeed squared with her karma. Her guidance to this world is pure, reflecting the highest intent of SOUL.

The monk, Tsung Tsai, stares unblinkingly at the sorcerer, Mr. Lei, who in trance rings three bells for three non-stop hours. In the end, Mr. Lei stops, soaked in perspiration, and exits.

“Mr. Lei is finished” states Tsung Tsai. “He tries to chant me. Take my power… I am too strong for him. Simple monk have freedom. Freedom has power.” (From Bones of the Master, George Crane, p. 290.)

Simple monk has mastered detachment from the lower chakras, squaring with karma attached to the material world. Sorcerers are masters of control of the material world. They conjure, control, and delight in their ability to manipulate sentient life and the physical world.

The key to Tsung Tsai’s power is, like the Buddha, to stare unflinching at the delightful and fearful offings of Maya, refusing to gasp, grasp, or attach. In calm emptiness of desire, sorcery has no hook, one is freed to square with karma.

Have love and respect for the sorcerer. The sorcerer sacrifices its soul to challenge the warrior. Only through such challenges will warriors find their way on their path of heart.

The sorcerers in the temple challenged Christ to face his rage. Darth Vader challenged his son, Luke, to move beyond the dark side of the force through reaching the place of no pity: pure non-attachment. In non-attachment there is only allegiance to the truth and right action. In getting to non-attachment, the personal has been fully squared with.

We are living in a time of great sorcery, as spirits from all sides prepare for encounter. As the Gita counsels, all sides are necessary players in this cosmic war, this day, the day of the solstice, the longest day of the year.

The opportunity to square with Divine Law, to stare unflinchingly without gasping, grasping, or attaching is Tsung Tsai’s guidance. 47 is Jeanne’s guidance, who incidentally was born on June 21st.

May the force be with you,

Chuck

Soulbyte for Friday May 15, 2020

Each morning upon waking, reset your intent. Put your foot down upon your path of heart and remind yourself of the goals of your spirit: to grow and evolve, to accept life and its vicissitudes, and to face your fears and your disappointments with equal vitality and purpose. Life does not wait for you to show up each day, nor does it expect anything of you, but your spirit does, for it is your spirit that drives and motivates you. Life is merely the stage upon which your spirit plays out its constant attempts to get your attention. Give your spirit its due. Pay attention to it and, with awareness, find out what it wants from you, for it is your everything, seeking always to set you right, to teach you, and to help you find again your path with heart.

Sending you love,

The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Wednesday April 29, 2020

A warrior knows that each day is as important as the next, that each moment has potential, and that a turn of events can happen in an instant. And so, a warrior is always prepared, ready for anything, that which is anticipated and that which is unknown. A warrior goes with the flow of life, knowing that all things have meaning, one thing no more important than another, the most mundane as well as the most shocking. And so, a warrior remains steady and alert, taking each step as it comes, with loving kindness in heart, mind, and action. That is the warrior’s way.

Sending you love,

The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Friday March 20, 2020

In stillness a warrior notices everything, how time passes and things evolve, how nature does its unfolding without thinking or mind interference; it just is. In mountain stillness a warrior becomes like nature, one with what is, and in so doing, nothing bothers a warrior, for a warrior at one with nature loses all thought of self and learns to exist as part of the whole, as within so without. And everything is another lesson learned because a warrior always keeps an open heart, ready to learn the lessons of life and nature. There is a lesson in everything.

Sending you love,

The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne