Apart from my work as a cleaner, I haven’t been physically active of late. That’s not to say that I’ve done nothing. My leisure pursuits have been mainly cerebral – carrying out Internet research, writing morning pages and blogs and devouring more books than I’ve previously read in a year. But it’s been too cold to garden and I haven’t been motivated to work on my crafts – until last Saturday, that is.
Inspired by different colour combinations, I began to crochet some patches, using three strands of double knitting and quite a large hook. Pulling the stitches tightly to create a firm finish, I worked all day – and the next. On Monday the sun warmed my courtyards, seducing me outside to start tidying up. Of course I did more than I planned to, pulling up weeds and relocating pots filled with soil.
That evening, with my body protesting, I liberally applied my tried and tested cure for aches and pains – Egyptian Oil. This unique combination of various oils – mineral, olive, peanut, lanolin, fir needle and sassafras – is prepared by Heritage Products, Virginia and based on the Edgar Cayce Readings. Even the smell of it makes me feel better!
Edgar Cayce, (1877-1945) is known as ‘The Sleeping Prophet,’ because, for over forty years he put himself into meditative states – sometimes several times a day – in which he answered questions on various matters and carried out psychic healing. In 1931 he founded the non-profit Association for Research and Enlightenment, Inc, (A.R.E.) in Viriginia, to document, research and disseminate his findings. Over 14,000 copies of his ‘readings’, are filed there and available to the public – along with follow-up information from those who requested them.
Perhaps the most documented psychic of the 20th Century, Cayce foresaw many world events, some of which have already come true – wars, climate change, polar shift, rise in sea levels, specific technological advances, long economic cycles even the date of his own death.
I am not about to debate the veracity of Cayce’s prophesies. Information and discussion on them can be easily sourced via the Internet. He viewed them himself as warnings for humans to use their free will to avert an apocalypse.
What interests me most is his vision of a new era of peace, developed gradually, over time, to create a world, where divinity in humans would be manifest here on Earth. He talked about a new order arising; purging in high places and low, greater consideration of the individual, with each soul being his ‘brother’s keeper’, and an understanding of the need for a levelling in politics, economics and other relationships.
Is that change beginning to happen, driven by global protest and activist movements? If so, then this post, on ‘Occupy Thursday’, is part of it. I can’t say whether Edgar Cayce’s prediction of a New World Order, where importance is placed on the spiritual as much as the material, will ever come about – I certainly hope so. But I can tell you this, with absolute authority: Egyptian Oil works wonders for me, every time!
For more information on the Occupy Thursday Movement, please visit Soul Dipper’s Blog