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The New Aquarian Ten Commandments—

Live Blessed by Heaven Daily as You Embrace These Iconic Guidelines

David Christopher Lewis
March – April 2023 • Vol 4, No 3

We’ve all heard of the Ten Commandments given to Moses on the mount. Originally, there were fewer commandments and, of course, the more commandments there are, the more we have to keep. Yet, the original, one commandment was to love God with our entire being. If we simply do that and follow the Golden Rule, we will fulfill the law and manifest our divinity. So, what other commandments do we really require?

We’d like to offer for consideration The Hearts Center’s New Aquarian Ten Commandments, along with a brief explanation for each one.

I. Love and praise God with your entire being!
We love God with our whole heart, mind, strength and soul, and praise God through song, chant, affirmation and power prayers.

II. Radically forgive everyone for everything!
True and complete forgiveness releases us from karmic entanglements. Forgiving self and other is a dynamic spiritual practice that gets us right with God.

III. Pray and sing your prayers joyfully without ceasing!
Continuous joyous prayer and devotion seals our aura in divine light. Raising our voice to acknowledge and reverence God secures our divine estate in heaven.

IV. Serve and give selflessly every day!
Dedicated giving of Self impels us to be a co-creator with God. To advance, evolve and grow in grace, be a humble servant-leader sharing love to all.

V. Keep your harmony and avoid reactivity.
God-mastery occurs through remaining in a unity field of peaceful presence. Nonjudgment of others allows us to enjoy the life God intended for us.

VI. Avoid all gossip, maintain a happy disposition, and don’t complain about anything.

A heightened attitude of gratitude expands our heart and keeps us secure in the light. Righteous speech aligns us with the Logos, the Word of God in our Christic Self.

VII. Keep positive, compliment, bless, and encourage everyone.
Holding others in the light of their immaculate nature helps them to be their best. Our own aura shines brilliantly when the Holy Spirit moves through us to bless all life.

VIII. Be kind to all life forms, including yourself.
Loving-kindness quells violence and stymies war. The peaceable kingdom upon Earth is established by Compassion’s sacred touch.

IX. Follow the Golden Rule.
This one divine law is the maxim of planetary brotherhood/sisterhood. All past conflicts are resolved by following the voice and example of the Christ within.

X. Obey your Inner Guide and Guardian Angel immediately.
Our conscience is our sure guide to Self-mastery and perfection. God has provided us with an invisible protector, who is always watching over us.

I am imagining now—and I hope that you can see in your higher mind’s eye—a new world, an Aquarian world, where all of these New Aquarian Ten Commandments are honored and obeyed. Imagine, if every man, woman and child did so, we would have a divine world!

We have envisioned many, many aspects of what we desire to see in a golden-crystal age. What I consider these statements to be are very prototypical matrices that in and of themselves establish a divine principle, a divine value, a divine precept as a living reality in the atmosphere of the Earth, and especially within our own consciousness.

Each one is a divine prototype that we can follow. And it is obvious that when we do this, our lives will be sublime and everyone will be honored and blessed and cherished and loved, appreciated and valued. Then all the drama of karma, the negative karma, ceases. And what ensues is the peaceable kingdom, is the kingdom of God upon Earth.

What happens when we use these more positive words that are Aquarian words? It sets in motion a whole matrix where we leave behind lack and want and need, and we embrace all that is essential, all that is beautiful, all that is divine because we are in alignment with the Logos, the Word of God. We use our words judiciously, which means that we self-judge the words, even as or even before they are coming out of our mouths. So, we assess them. Are these words the words that I really choose to say into the atmosphere, to express into the world?

Words are realities, as we know, and thoughts are things. Words are even more physical things than thoughts, because we are anchoring them through our voice—the throat chakra, and bringing things into matter. So, words do matter because words become matter!

And, referring to another commandment: all lives matter! All lives are valuable. Every life is valuable as we heard in the 8th commandment, “Be kind to all life forms, including yourself.” What does it mean to be kind to yourself? It means to honor yourself, to encourage yourself, to be true to yourself, to follow your Divine Self rather than the lesser self.

Imagine each day loving and praising God with your entire being, radically forgiving everyone for everything, praying and singing your prayers joyfully without ceasing. In other words, your devotion to God is going on in your mind and in your heart even while you are doing other work. It continues as you serve and give selflessly.

And every day you are keeping your harmony and avoiding reactivity, avoiding all gossip. You are maintaining a happy disposition and not complaining about anything, even what’s going on in the world or the weather. You are keeping positive, complimenting, blessing and encouraging everyone.

It doesn’t matter who it is—everyone! You are kind to all life forms, including yourself, following the golden rule, and obeying your inner guide and guardian angel immediately.

When we embrace these iconic statements and live them, our communities will hum, our communities will grow. They will be blessed every day by heaven. Angels, archangels, seraphim, cherubim, thrones, dominions, virtues, powers, principalities—all these nine choirs will just be around us and emanate through us and co-create through us amazing alchemical works for the Age of Aquarius.

Connect with The Hearts Center Community online at www.HeartsCenter.org. Our Alchemy Exchange bookstore is located at 130 North 2nd Street, in Livingston, Montana. Drop by or shop online HERE. Call the store at (406) 333-7172. Mention this article for a 10% discount on all store items through April of 2023.

2023-02-28T14:30:38-07:00The Metaphysical|

The First 12 Days of the New Year—

Live Them with Conscious Intention & Co-create a Joyful, Fulfilling Pattern for the Year Ahead!

David Christopher Lewis
January – February 2023 • Vol 4, No 2

How do we express our joy at the coming of the New Year? Most of us intuitively feel that the start of a New Year allows us the opportunity for a new beginning and an enhanced experience. Perhaps we have the desire for the year to progress in a more harmonious and balanced way, which will bring us the fulfillment and happiness we long for.

Bulgarian teacher Mikhaël Aïvanhov provided a beautiful understanding and practice for the first twelve days of the New Year that can assist us to be aware in a deeper and more authentic way.

His teaching encourages a fuller understanding of the vital potential that lies in the first twelve days of the year and how they can prefigure positively the course of the twelve months ahead.

Mikhaël Aïvanhov was born in 1900, in an area of Macedonia that is now part of Bulgaria. He met the Master Peter Deunov in 1917 and studied with him for 20 years. He was sent by Deunov to France in 1937, and was referred to as Master Omraam after his return from a year-long pilgrimage to India. He taught in France for the next 49 years. His teachings were given orally and later transcribed and translated for publication in many languages. Omraam promoted a natural and practical lifestyle, rich in spiritual practices that include silent meditation at dawn before the sunrise, a vegetarian diet, working closely with nature, and communion with divine spirits.

Omraam inspires us to imagine the New Year as alive and bringing us valuable gifts. He says in his teaching transcribed in the book, The New Year (Prosveta-usa.com):

“Yes, we must understand the new year better; we must go out to meet it in the deep conviction that it is a highly gifted living being and that it brings us valuable presents; we must learn to prepare a lot of space within ourselves so as to be able to receive this abundance of gifts; we must continually sweep out all the old junk that litters our hearts and minds, and make room for the new year even before it comes.”

Regarding the influence of the stars on the yearly cycle, he says:

“The Cabbalah also tells us that The New Year is influenced by the stars. The birth of a new year is like the birth of a child: it is the beginning of a life that will last just twelve months. When a child is born, one can draw up a horoscope based on the date and time of birth and thus foresee the principal events of the child’s life. And we can do the same for the birth of a new year; in fact you should know that the first day of the year determines the first month, the second day—the second month, the third day—the third month, and so on. So you must try to live, think, feel and behave as well as possible, at least during the first twelve days, so as to ensure an intelligent, luminous start to the year and thus influence and determine it favorably.”

So, Omraam’s teachings are the basis for a practice we can incorporate into our lives as the New Year approaches. The first day of January corresponds to the entire month of January. And we live that day in our thoughts, feelings, speech and actions as we would like the entire month of January to be. The second day of January represents the entire month of February, and so too, the third day corresponds to March, the fourth day to April, and so on through the twelve days and the twelve months.

We can take time to envision the peace and joy, harmony and contentment we would love our homes and our relationships to be filled with throughout each month of the year. This is an opportunity to create the beauty of a fulfilled and creative life through our focused and positive attention on each of the first twelve days of the year. Journaling what we would like to accomplish each month— our projects, relationships, careers, spiritual life, travel, study and reading, attaining new skills and developing unexpected new gifts—may be a valuable practice.

If we do the spiritual work during these first twelve days of January, we can lay a foundation and give a positive spin on the year. There will be a powerful co-creative energy that takes root within ourselves for the blessing of all life. In the Master’s words:

“So, let this be your work in the year ahead: start by fixing your sights on that ideal, that sublime goal: the Kingdom of God and His Justice on Earth. Secondly, be conscious and attentive and watch yourself to see whether you are coming closer or moving away from your ideal. And finally, a third point which is implicit in the others: devote all your energies and strength and all your capacities to accomplishing this task. In this way, your Will, Heart and Mind will all pull together in the same direction.”

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov was a bearer of light who was accessible, enthusiastic, stimulating, and an example to others. He practiced what he preached to the fullest extent. His life was an example of a perfect unity between his thoughts, words and actions. He always encouraged others to achieve this in their own lives.

His books include A New Dawn; A New Earth; Alchemy, Astrology, Magic, Kabbalah; Angels and the Other Mysteries of the Tree of Life; Christmas and Easter in the Initiatic Tradition; and Cosmic Balance—just to list a small percentage of his teachings transcribed by his students and released in close to 100 publications, including CDs and booklets.

In our Alchemy Exchange bookstore in downtown Livingston, you will find a complete set of the Master Omraam’s books in English, including the annual Daily Meditations of previous years, as well as numerous audios and videos. We also have a few copies of his own master, Peter Deunov’s works in English, as well as biographies of Deunov’s life and teachings.

Mention this article for a 10% discount on all store items through February of 2023. The Alchemy Exchange Store is located at 130 North 2nd Street, Livingston. You may also connect with us online at www.heartscenter.org. Or call the store at (406) 333-7172

2023-02-01T13:36:46-07:00The Metaphysical|

Our Hand Gestures Are Sacred—

Let’s Use Them More Consciously!

David Christopher Lewis
November – December 2022 • Vol 4, No 1

Our hands are sacred extensions of our hearts when we are involved in any loving activity that serves life and others. Consider the lesser-known chakras within our hands that are activated whenever we engage them in sacred work. Beautiful energies are emitted from them, which are a blessing and a boon. Our consciousness is extended through our arms, hands and fingers, which expand the reach of our heart chakra. They are close to the level of our heart chakra, so its energy can move through our arms, hands and fingers to help heal and benefit life.

Consider all the gestures that we make and the things that we do with our hands. We can choose to make these gestures much more consciously and often more slowly, as if engaging in Tai Chi or Qi Gong movements. What we put our attention upon, we become. We may engage with the Eternal Now by using our hands more reverently and holily, with honor, respect and conscious attention, because we are magnifying everything with the energies that flow through them.

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2022-10-29T11:49:30-06:00Energy Medicine, The Metaphysical|

Remain Heart-Centered & Healthy

Through Daily Meditation

David Christopher Lewis
September – October 2022 • Vol 3, No 123

When we enter into the stillness of our inner being and find the light of our Source present and centered there, that light is a witness to all that is vibrating throughout the cosmos. As we still our mind, our emotions, and our thoughts and feelings, we co-create with the Divine an intimate opportunity for communion of the highest order. We may experience an infusion throughout our being of that quiescent energy of Spirit. Spirit moves through us and all about us. The light affects the core of our being and leads us to Self-realization and enlightenment.

There are many forms that meditation can take. There are guided meditations, meditation in nature, walking meditation, meditation in complete silence. We can maintain a continuous level of meditation throughout the day in which we remain centered in our Divine Presence, being mindful and heart-centered and embodying love, peace and joy.

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2022-10-07T05:49:45-06:00The Metaphysical|

A Year-Round Greenhouse

Near Downtown Livingston, MT

David Christopher Lewis
July – August 2022 • Vol 3, No 122

With our economy experiencing high inflation as food, gas, utilities and other consumer goods skyrocket, it’s a great time to grow food locally on our own properties. In addition to saving money, eating fresh produce provides a much healthier alternative to the equivalent grown in other states or countries.

In 2018, my wife Mona secured funding through grants and donations (via our 501c3, Paradise Permaculture Institute), to purchase from Four Season Tools Company what’s called a Rolling High Tunnel (RHT)—a greenhouse that can be moved on stationery rails to more than one position. In our case, the 30’ x 48’ RHT greenhouse we erected, from a kit with the help of a half-dozen friends, can now be moved by two to four people to three positions. This allows us to extend the growing season on both ends and grow hardy greens all through the winter!

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2022-10-07T06:00:19-06:00Gardening & Herbs|

Timeless Teachings of Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

One of the Great Spiritual Teachers of the 20th Century

David Christopher Lewis
January – February 2022 • Vol 3, No 119

Of all the more recent spiritual teachers who have promoted what I consider to be advanced teachings worthy of study and application as we strive to initiate the Age of Aquarius, Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov is probably the least known in the United States of America, yet also among the greatest of the 20th century. Born in 1900 in an area of Macedonia that is now part of Bulgaria, he met the Master Peter Deunov in 1917 and studied with him for 20 years before Deunov sent him to France in 1937 and before Bulgaria was overrun by the Nazis in World War II. Omraam delivered over 4500 talks over the next 49 years, passing from this world on Christmas Day in 1986. His teachings were given completely orally, yet have been transcribed and translated into over 40 languages and are primarily available in book form.

The Master, as he was called after returning from a year-long trip to India in 1959, during which he was given the name Omraam, promoted a natural and practical lifestyle that is rich in spiritual practices, including silent meditation at dawn before the sunrise, a vegetarian diet, singing prayerful songs, working closely with nature, and communing with divine spirits. Among these are numerous angels, who can inspire disciples to understand the holy sciences and the arts of conscious living. His talks were sublime and poignant to meet the challenges of his time, as well as now and are replete with practical wisdom that only a true sage can deliver.

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2022-10-07T05:49:48-06:00The Metaphysical|

Mother Earth’s Inherent Wisdom

Near Downtown Livingston, MT

David Christopher Lewis
November – December 2021 • Vol 3, No 118

It is surely an interesting time to be alive and to experience the changes that are occurring across our planet! Even with government mandates initiated on a massive scale to limit our personal health choices—seemingly for the common welfare of all citizens—more information is available than ever before to awaken us to new possibilities for our optimal spiritual, as well as physical, emotional, and mental well-being. The greater the governmental, medical, or media establishment’s measures to control our options, the greater the push-back from concerned and enlightened citizens, who have often been on the forefront of offering new, nature-based wellness modalities that utilize Mother Earth’s inherent wisdom.

With a team of Aquarian visionaries, I opened The Alchemy Exchange store in Livingston, Montana in 2013. We offer numerous wellness products, many of which are infused with frequencies that are beneficial to our inner and outer health and wholeness. I’d like to highlight a few of these products that my wife and I personally use in our home or that others who I know have felt tangible benefits when using them. For the holidays, you may want to “gift yourself” or a loved one with something from our store that resonates with you.

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2022-10-07T05:49:48-06:00Energy Medicine|

We All Need “Light on the Path”

& “Love on the Path Home”

David Christopher Lewis
July – August 2021 • Vol 3, No 116

This wonderful magazine shares fantastic articles from health-conscious practitioners and advocates across Montana. We all desire to make a difference by both practicing and promoting lifestyles and modalities that honor the image and likeness in which our Creator has fashioned us—what “nature intended.” Through our own experiences and that of others, we’ve learned that when we move afield from our intended pathway by ingesting unnatural, chemically altered, modified, or biologically manipulated foods, drinks, and drugs, or when we engage in risky or dark behaviors and activities, our bodies, minds and spirits suffer, which allows disease or depressed states to set in.

Conversely, when we return to living as close to nature as possible—eating organically grown fruits, berries, melons, nuts, seeds, vegetables and herbs (preferably local and fresh), and when we act with loving-kindness, our bodies respond and restore us to health, vitality and well-being.

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2022-10-07T05:52:03-06:00The Metaphysical|

The Mystery of Number 40

In Nature, Religion & Life

David Christopher Lewis
May – June 2021 • Vol 3, No 115

Just before Easter this year, Patricia DeWitt, a fellow Capricorn, friend, and one-time personal assistant in my work for The Hearts Center, passed on at the age of 78. She lived in Paradise Valley and then in Bozeman for over 33 years. As I communed with her radiant and joyful spirit, I distinctly heard that she desires to move on beyond this plane of existence on Ascension Thursday, May 13th, which is 40 days after Easter Sunday, and shortly after this magazine is printed and distributed. Later this summer, we will celebrate her life in a special memorial service in Bozeman.

Although she didn’t quite make it to the ripe age of “four score,” her enthusiasm on many issues and her infectious laugh and beautiful smile will be an inspiration to many of us for years to come. If you knew Patricia and would like to attend her memorial, or share a brief testimony or anecdote, please contact Kathleen Karlsen by email at: kathleenkarlsen@msn.com. We’ll send you details on the service once they are confirmed.

For years, I have contemplated the mysteries surrounding the ascension and the number 40 as it is found and highlighted in nature, the Holy Bible, Christianity and other religions. Here are a few examples of when and where 40 appears in the following traditions.