Sunday, April 3, 2005, 4:42 PM PST||
Rev. Carla Ann Healy
Obedience to the Law
Sometimes the truth will come out of the mouth of a
minister of this church, and when that happens, it is time to stop and pay attention. Here is a
transcript of this important statement. A link to the audio clip is provided.
Now, it is one thing to use your lips to lay upon the ethers,
words that correspond to the truth. It is quite another matter, when it comes to putting those
words into action, and this is especially true when we consider the difference between words
spoken by the leadership of this church, and the actions they are willing to take in service to the
very truth which their words express.
Sunday Sermon Highlight|
Rev. Carla Ann Healy on
Obedience to the Law
She [Sister Faustina] was an example of this quality of
obedience. [muffled] ... she was told to go to the community, the convent, she did.
We have also been called to do the same, again ....
You now how Mother talks about obeying immediately, but
also, now, when we had her, we tried to obey as best we can, and she would comment, she
certainly let us know when we were disobedient, and exhort us, and the masters would. We
don't have that direct presence of Mother, in our community in a physical outward way, so, so
what do we do now?
Now these are Mother's words, this is from March 18, 1973,
this is very shortly after Mark Prophet made his ascension, he was her guru, and this is what she
"In the absence of a personal guru, your guru is the
[Healy: "the law"]
"and in order to progress in the law"
[Healy: "she's talking about the law that we know, the
commandments, the Teachings, the law"]
"in order to progress in the law you must be totally
obedient to the law, as you know it, and understand it, never failing to ask God to enfold a
greater understanding of that law, as you can always be more and more obedient, and this
obedience takes you higher and higher in the spirals of your own divine plan and your own
So that's what we do. We follow what she taught us. We
follow the law of being, but sometimes the law of being isn't always there, [it isn't always true to
us], and therefore we fall back on our knowledge of the law and the teachings.
So far, these words have not been put into action in a
very important area. Yes, you all know where I am going with this.
There has never been an act of greater disobedience to
the law by a member of this church's leadership, than when a Beatles tune was performed on the
Altar of the Holy Grail on July 4, 2003 by our "church manager" Rev. Linda Worobec. Once she
was challenged on this act of disobedience, the next requirement of the law was to confess the
error, apologize for it, and do an appropriate penance. Was she obedient to these aspects of the
law? No. She refused to bend the knee to any of these aspects of the law.
Given the presence of such an audacious act of
disobedience in their very presence, the obedience of the leadership collectively was then put to
the test. They have a responsibility under the law to hold people accountable for acts of
disobedience. This of course is why the Messenger challenged people when they were being
disobedient. She understood this responsibility. She understood this requirement of the law.
And therefore, since the Messenger has been moved off stage, that responsibility now rests upon
the shoulders of Linda Worobec's supervisors, and upon the rest of us, lacking action by them.
Now, did they hold her accountable for her disobedience? No. The leadership refused to
recognize their responsibility in this regard, which is an act of direct disobedience to the law, for
clearly, they know what the law is in this area. So, they are in state of abject disobedience
And so, these words from the mouth of Rev. Carla Ann
Healy, could either be a refreshing change, a refreshing rebuke from the inside, or just another
gush of hypocrisy. Which one it is, only time will tell.
Now, here is a witness by a person who experienced it
first hand, that the Messenger would challenge the disobedience of the students around her. And
from what she says, it sounds like a common occurrence. Are we supposed to believe that the
Messenger spoke up with the idea that the people who received her rebuke could ignore it?
Those who received the rebuke were required to come into alignment with the law, and if they
refused, which would have been another act of disobedience piled upon the first, I believe it is
fair to say, that the Messenger would not stand for it, that such people were dismissed. Correct
me if I am wrong, but the Messenger must have required some kind of immediate response
indicating some remorse for the original act of disobedience. Did she suffer overt rebellion in
her very presence? I can't imagine that this would be the case, as she would understand that any
condition of overt rebellion made it impossible for the person to make any progress on the Path.
Yet here we have the entire leadership openly refusing
to be obedient to the law. It is as if they learned nothing from the example of the Messenger.
And in this respect, their density is at rather ominous level. Since it is common knowledge that
the Messenger would frequently need to rebuke people for their disobedience and their general
out-of-alignment states, and given the fact the Messenger has been moved off stage, it appears
that they have concluded, given their refusal to accept any kind of correction from anyone, that
they are all-of-a-sudden perfect, and in no need of any further rebukes. Of course, that would be
a good plot for a short comedy, but this is too serious of a matter, as this condition of
disobedience takes them further and further away from any genuine attunement with the hearts
of the Ascended Masters.
I would take this opportunity to remind the community,
that the future of this organization depends on the willingness (read that obedience) of the
membership generally to hold members of the leadership accountable for their wrongdoing. If
an instance of wrongdoing has occurred, and it certainly has occurred in the situation I
mentioned, then as we stand up to hold the person accountable for wrongdoing, we are being
obedient to the law. As we stand fast in our desire to have the wrongdoer held accountable, we
are developing the virtue of constancy in the area of obedience. The Masters will never rebuke a
student for developing the virtue of constancy in this important area.
Therefore, the call for accountability, is the ringing of
the bell of divine virtue, and let not the bell ever fall silent.
May you pass every test!