September 4-7, 2020 (Labor Day Weekend)
Mariott Westin Hotel
10600 Westminister Boulevard
Westminister, Colorado 80020
WHAT IS THE STANDARD OF A PERFECT LIFE
By Pam Rodolph, H.W.,M.
Would it surprise you to know there is no standard of a perfect life? But not for the reasons you may think. There can be no perfect life as long as there IS a standard. You know, that standard by which you measure everything – people, places, events, times? You are actually measuring, judging people against YOUR subjective idea of perfection. You believe this standard to be absolute, objective and set in stone. But the only standard of a perfect life is your own arbitrary stick that you’ve been forming all your life. You know, that stick that constantly shows you how dissatisfying life is compared to your standard’s idea of perfection – “Ugh, Shelia got a tattoe”, “that waitress is not very friendly”, “this is taking way too long”.
It might surprise you to find out that, objectively, there is no perfect measuring stick. But there can be a perfect life!! In measuring odd shaped areas, calculus was invented and uses something called “integration”. The idea of integration considers standard areas it CAN measure, then decreases the size and number to infinity to fill up the area being measured and get as close to an accurate measurement of the area as possible, but it will never fill up the whole area. It can get infinitely close, but will never reach it. This is the story of your standard, your measuring stick. People, places, times, things will be judged and measured but will never quite reach your idea of perfection, insuring you will always be dissatisfied.
“HOW?? How can I achieve a perfect life?” Simple – give up your standard.
Its not the failing of life compared to your measuring stick that is the cause of all your problems. It’s the measuring stick itself that is the cause of all your problems – that silent measuring stick whereby we compare every moment of our lives, indulging in continuous internal chatter, weighing, measuring, categorizing. And all this judging and measuring elicit emotional responses from us, sometimes so subtle we are clueless as to their existence. But no matter how subtle, these emotional responses constantly sap our energy. There is a refreshing kind of tiredness that comes from physical work, but most of us go to bed worn out from the constant conflict between our idea of “perfection” and the failure of life to measure up. Our standard of perfection steals our energy, leading us into illness of all kinds. In short, our judgments are just as harmful to us and self-destructive as any other addiction.
All spiritual evolution addresses this problem – including organized religion, who say, “Stop playing God (it is God’s job to judge, right?)”. But there’s a problem – nobody believes they ARE playing God and if they do, they have no idea how to stop. I know of two methods who’s goals are to do just that – “Translation” and “Releasing the Hidden Splendor” as taught by this organization — two methods designed to help you examine this subjective measuring stick of yours. Its not easy to hear that you are responsible for your life, that there is a way to change it’s direction and nobody’s going to do it but you, but we don’t offer easy. We offer REAL. The Prosperos is the mystery school I found all those years ago. It just might be the one you are looking for.
If you really want to get to know us – be brave, step out, come to the Assembly listed above. But don’t come if you want easy. Come because you are starving for “real”, because you are ready to lay down that most ruthless of taskmasters – your standard of perfection.
By William Fennie, H.W., M.
It’s time to look to our deepest spiritual roots
The emergence of this pathogen and its spread around the world is just the latest in a series of contractions that have shaken the planet and altered nations and international standards.
There will be those who see this as part of an “end-times” scenario, and we may as well accept that the postwar universe many of us have inhabited for most of our lives is passing away. Anyone who claims to know what will emerge in its place is selling moonshine. So – not end times in the evangelical sense but undeniably the ending of a well-known world.
Yesterday, the Governor of Maryland declared a state of emergency and closed all of the state schools. This is good public health policy, but from what I’ve seen it has produced a state of derangement even in people who are usually even-tempered and sober. The ham-handed and contradictory response from the federal government hasn’t helped.
I believe the most important preliminary step for all of us is to understand this crisis in a larger context – it’s only one piece of a process of fundamental change in governing institutions around the world that corresponds with the transit of Pluto through Capricorn and which has reached a kind of peak with the conjunction of Pluto, Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars in the latter degrees of that sign. More is coming: the period between now and the November elections promises to continue the “hardening of hearts” around the world. (I will write about this in detail in another post.)
How are we to respond ? Throw up our hands ? Say it’s karma ? Opine about archetypal patterns playing out ? These are unsatisfying responses. We are being called on to cash in old concepts and old identities, and the salvation of ourselves and our planet can only come from willingly moving into a new and as yet unknown relationship with our world. The key is to seek the future by releasing the past; as we do this individually we help everyone around us.
Translation provides a way to take on the challenges of this situation and see through to an underlying, ever-present spiritual wholeness that cannot be undone. This in a way that is distinctly different than praying to God for deliverance. Many years before the founding of The Prosperos Emma Curtis Hopkins put it this way:
“The free, wise, immortal center of man is the begotten of God. Only this uninjurable and shining principle is offspring of I AM THAT I AM. . . . The upward vision saves [both sinner and saint]. There is no respect of persons on the high watch.”
The Prosperos instruction teaches that change is inevitable and that underlying the shifting kaleidoscope of appearances can be found an unchanging source of illumination and wholeness. By tapping into this invisible source we can bring forth that same integrity in our world. In the Law of the Vacuum the founder of The Prosperos lays out a fundamental metaphysical principle : the size of any challenge is proportional to the bounty waiting to be called forth into manifestation.
Now might be a good time to revisit that lesson.
*As of this date (March, 2020), Assembly 2020 is still on. If anything changes, you will be informed. Also, all Prosperos charges for Assembly are being hammered out and will be determined soon. At that time, we will start offering pre-enrollment.