The Good Steward
By Tina Erwin
Edgar Cayce was considered one of the most remarkable psychics of the 20th Century. His readings are so numerous (14,000+) that they are housed in the Edgar Cayce Foundation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This center has a metaphysical library that is so large that only the metaphysical library at the Vatican is larger. What makes this so remarkable is that the very foundation of this library is the massive collection of Edgar Cayce readings that cover topics ranging from healing the body to what happened in Atlantis.
When you study the life of Edgar Cayce, what you find is a man who had an astounding ability to tap into the spirit world when asked a specific question, and then to share that information with the rest of us. These readings offered glimpses of the future of the world as well as how to diagnose someone at a distance. Mr. Cayce didn’t just heal someone–he gave them the tools to heal themselves. Those tools gave information on everything from essential oils, electronic devices, and therapeutic massage to meditation, which can be found in the A.R.E. Library in Virginia Beach, on the Web site, and on the Official Edgar Cayce Readings DVD.
Perhaps the most important element of all the Cayce work is the integrity with which he used his ability to work with the spiritual world. Edgar Cayce was a man with tremendous psychic ability. This ability was not a gift. A gift is something unexpected that you receive on a holiday or your birthday.
Psychic ability is a very specific skill that you earn–life after life after life. You don’t just wake up one morning and you are suddenly psychic. Perhaps if you are hit by lightning, then you may find you have a sudden ability, but that ability is never a gift, because it carries with it a huge level of karma both positive and negative, based on how you choose to use that skill. Psychic ability is a responsibility. The greater a person’s ability, the more significant the responsibility, and the heavier the karmic burden. Abuse that ability by hurting another person with it, and the karmic price tag for that abuse is very high. It is costly because you earn your ability life after life by what you sought to learn each life. Perhaps you wanted to learn how to do hands-on healing or become a medical intuitive. Maybe you wanted to be able to see into the future and prevent disaster. Possibly you actively sought to see the dead, or auras, or the “stacks” (layers) of time. All of that is fine. But once you acquired this ability, what did you do with it? How did you use it?
Karma attaches, because once you have an ability you are karmically expected to share what you have earned and learned with the utmost integrity. The more you use your ability, the higher the ante is raised. This means that you are earning more intense positive karma with each wonderful, generous, and (above all) wise action you perform. The reverse is also true. People who participate in fostering psychic addiction by taking advantage of other people, such as fortune tellers, cult gurus, or energy vampires, know what they are doing and they energetically steal on a conscious level.
Edgar Cayce used his powerful psychic ability from a place of the utmost integrity. He is one of the finest examples any of us can study in just exactly how to use any spiritual ability and hold ourselves up to the highest karmic/spiritual standards. He did not promise what he could not deliver. Cayce was honest in what he could and could not do for someone, and he realized that he could not heal everyone. No one could do that, not even the Christ, because not even Christ could randomly remove the karma of another person.
Edgar Cayce was truly the finest steward of the psychic and spiritual ability that he had. He was a humble man with a deep and powerful love of Christ, the Divine, and the spirit world. Cayce also loved all people of all religions so much that he would often sacrifice himself to help a person in great need. In the crazy world we live in, perhaps now and then it is a good practice to study those more spiritually advanced souls who walked among us, and follow their example of outstanding spiritual stewardship.
TINA D. ERWIN, CDR, USN, Ret. has studied metaphysics all her life to enable her to understand her own psychic abilities. These intense studies were further enhanced by the experiences of a dynamic 20-year career in the Navy, working for the U.S. Submarine Force, retiring at the Commander level. Erwin is the author of the A.R.E. Press book, The Lightworker’s Guide to Healing Grief.