Lynn Sparrow Christy
March 27 - April 23, 2013
Imagine a great spiritual master arriving on the scene. Everywhere he goes, there are crowds, adoration and jeers. It's dusty, hot and noisy. But when he speaks, they all become quiet, the devoted and the detractors alike. For there is power in his voice, the power that always accompanies truth. Some love this master because he has healed them or a loved one. Some follow him for the sake of what stirs in their souls as they listen to him teach. Others are led by curiosity, both deep and idle. Those who hate him, hate him because he is a living reproach to them. They cannot be in his presence without an inescapable disquiet arising within them, so they taunt and argue in attempts to quell their own painful encounter with truth. To all of these and for all of these he has come, although relatively few truly accept what he is here to accomplish.
His mastery of nature is complete. He can still a storm or calm the sea. He can materialize fish for a hardworking, poor fisherman or multiply it for a hungry crowd. As for psychic ability, he knows the thoughts and feelings of everyone who comes near him, and often astounds people with his knowledge of intimate details of their lives. To heal, to restore sight, even to raise the dead is completely within his power, as he has demonstrated before countless witnesses.
Yet, more powerful than his miracles is the love and wisdom that he shares with all who will receive it. He has come to announce the arrival of the kingdom of heaven and the good news that it is within us, and he has come to offer himself as the bridge that will span the great gulf that separates that heaven from the hell in which most people live their lives. He has come to show the way to eternal life. The teaching part of his ministry is quite simple, really. We are to love God with all our hearts and minds and souls and our neighbors as ourselves. But he understands that, simple though this might be, it is the most difficult charge that human beings have ever faced. So, like all true spiritual masters, he is here to leverage the feeble efforts of those who seek to obey his teachings, and bring results far beyond what they are capable of on their own.
Imagine further, now, that this master is recruiting additional disciples. He assures them that the things he does are completely within their ability to do as well. He promises to teach them how to perform miracles. Astonishingly, he asserts that his students will be able to do even greater things than he has done on earth, once he has returned to the Father and is working with them at an unseen level. Anyone can enroll with him for instruction, regardless of current level of spiritual development or understanding. He is perfectly willing to do on-the-job training. In fact, the only thing he requires is a sincere desire to help him and a willingness to do exactly what he instructs, to the best of one's ability - as well as a willingness to make corrections after those inevitable times when one fails to do as he has directed.
How eager would you be to get started?
This A.R.E. eGroup explores the possibilities of modern-day apprenticeship to Jesus in a context that honors the deepest truths in all of the world's spiritual traditions. What if Jesus really meant it when he said "anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing" and "he will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father?" What if two thousand years'-worth of arguments about doctrine have largely missed the point? Can we go back now and re-think what it means to take Jesus as our Master and Teacher?
During this four-week internet-based study group, your mentor, Lynn Sparrow Christy, will guide you through experiences that venture beyond belief and into action as a modern-day student of the Master. Joined together across time and space, the group will explore what it means to
Along the way, you'll explore themes of guidance, attunement and life mission, as well as the common beliefs and attitudes that stop us from following in Jesus' footsteps. We may have a long way to go, but sooner or later this is the journey we must take. Let's travel a few miles of it together during this four-week period.
- Take up our crosses as an act of love and compassion for the human race.
- Experience the leverage of heart and consciousness that comes from contact with the Master.
- Receive the "Holy Breath," just as Jesus' earliest disciples received it from the risen Christ.
The Four Weeks Will Take You Through the Following Focus Areas:
Week One: Heeding the Call: Embracing 3rd Millennium discipleship; apprenticing yourself to Jesus as teacher, guru, living master; developing dialog with him; discerning your own calling; visioning the possibilities for your life and our world; the specific master-disciple relationship as doorway to the universal Christ consciousness.
Week Two: Ho'Oponopono and the Cross: The cross as universal law; how it is a manifestation of the same principle used in the Huna practice of Ho'Oponopono; turning burdens into "crosses of joy."
Week Three: The Touch of the Master: The principle of transmission; Christ Consciousness as a super-charged archetype; what the incarnations of the Jesus soul mean to us as individuals; identifying your growing edges through the chakra system; the "Heart Merge with Jesus" practice.
Week Four: The Power of the Holy Breath: Subtle energies and the Holy Spirit; healing of self and others; energy work in the life of a modern-day disciple of Jesus.
Each week will include reading and/or audio materials online; experiential audio sessions of guided inner work; group sharing and personal online discussion with Lynn Sparrow Christy.
Feedback on this material: Those who have worked with this same material in retreat settings reported highlights for them to include:
- "The exalted Christology of the Edgar Cayce readings is extraordinary - and so few are speaking on this... Lynn understands this, relates it to other sources, yet centers on the meaning of the Christ..."
- "The 'tool' to carry the cross with joy."
- "Saying "yes" to Jesus, a new understanding of "the cross". The importance of truly believing we can do all he did and more - and the application/benefit to society if we believe it."
- "Was delighted to find all new approach, info, etc. Excellent."
A revelation! I.K.
I had longed for a closer relationship with Jesus and I feel Lynn opened a door to several paths to Christ. I enjoyed the rich, written material but during the audio lessons I felt that I was truly in the presence of Jesus; that change in my perception is still with me. I am very grateful to Lynn and my fellow group members for their thoughtful dialogue on the bulletin board. This was an amazing experience. S.L.
Lynn's posts were timely, responsive, thought-provoking, and diplomatic. I particularly enjoyed the inspirational writing/dialoging with Jesus. This course was profound and stretched me. A.J.
I was able to participate in an ARE course and not be limited by distance or travel time. H.B.
Lynn Sparrow Christy is a teacher, writer, Christian minister and hypnotherapist-life coach whose central mission in life revolves around helping today’s spiritual seekers to find authentic pathways to growth. She brings a synergy to her work that comes from a “big picture” synthesis of the diverse aspects of her training. Having more than 35 years’ experience in both traditional and alternative approaches to spirituality, Lynn sees herself as a bridge-builder.
Lynn was first introduced to alternative approaches to spirituality and personal growth through the work of Edgar Cayce, and her approach today is greatly influenced by what amounts to a lifelong involvement with the body of information he produced. She is the author of two books and numerous home-study courses based on the Cayce material.
Most recently, Lynn has served as a Licensed Minister with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Virginia, doing interim ministries in two local congregations. She is also certified as a Master Hypnotherapist and hypnosis trainer, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner, Life Coach and Time Line Therapy Practitioner. She maintains a part-time private practice in Virginia Beach, where she offers a full spectrum of hypnotherapy and NLP services, from habit change and stress reduction to exploration of deep spiritual themes.
What's an e-Group?
Your A.R.E. eGroup will meet on an Internet discussion board. This discussion board has been created especially for A.R.E. by BulletinBoards.com, a secure Internet site that makes learning online interactive and easy. In Internet terms, your eGroup is called a "discussion board", a virtual meeting room where you will join with other like-minded people and your mentor, Lynn Sparrow Christy, in an interactive discussion on Following Jesus in the 3rd Millennium.
In the virtual meeting room, you will have access to the written and audio materials prepared for you by Lynn. Every Wednesday, she will post a lesson along with exercises for you to practice during the week. Posting is very similar to sending an e-mail, except that all the e-mails are viewed within your virtual meeting room. You may post your thoughts, questions, and experiences on the site for Lynn and the other participants to read and respond to. In this way, everyone will benefit from one another's experiences and insights and the coaching offered by Lynn to individuals.
Once you register for your A.R.E. eGroup, we will send you an e-mail from eGroups@edgarcayce.org detailing how to access and navigate our discussion board for the eGroup Apprenticed to the Master: Following Jesus in the 21st Century . Then, you're in! You will be able to visit your eGroup any time you desire. The meeting room is accessible 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week and you may participate at your convenience from anywhere in the world. There are no specified times that you have to be in the room. You decide when and how often you wish to participate.
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