She was indeed the same soul who would have been Cayce's older
sister had she not died just before his birth. The reading went
on to say that Leila withdrew from that brief incarnation because
the situation in the home was indeed not what she had expected.
The reading intimated that the souls of Leila and her parents
may have made an agreement with one another prior to her incarnation
concerning the kind of home atmosphere they would have together
in their Earthly life. Apparently, the setting was not as agreed
upon and Leila left. Leila's expectations must have been very
specific and emotionally vital for her to leave a family who
so adored her, for their little angel, according to the readings,
was the special one of the family. However, the soul in the
role of the father was not living up to his part of the plan,
and this so upset Leila that her soul wouldn't stay. The readings
indicate that the father's drinking was disrupting this loving
family, and ruining Leila's hopes for the new life. The readings
then say, rather cryptically, that she "withdrew to the
deeper meditation in the Mercurian environs."
This quoted comment refers to a frequently expressed concept
in the Cayce readings concerning soul experiences between physical
lifetimes as sojourns in the surrounding environments of our
solar system, particularly the "environs" of the other
planets in our system. As discussed earlier, souls don't actually
live on the planets as we do in the third dimension, but rather
within and about fourth and fifth dimensional environs of these
planets. It's as though each planet and star has its unique
realm of experience that attracts souls for specific purposes.
Apparently, Leila withdrew to what we might call the fourth-dimension
of the planet Mercury - not on the planet Mercury but within
its fourth-dimensional influences. Obviously, in dimensions
beyond the third, Mercury would be quite a different environ
than we are capable of perceiving with carnal eyes. (It seems
the astrologers have long known that the planets are far more
than physical spheres in dark space [see Chapter 3], assigning
each planet a special set of characteristics that influence
us. Mercury has astrologically represented the mind.) Leila
sought refuge from her disappointment by sojourning there for
exactly one "full cycle," 33 years, before until returning
to the environs of Earth to reincarnate on August 24, 1910 -
this time under the name of Barbara Murray.
Again was her childhood home setting lacking in many ways,
forcing her to make a decision as to whether she would endure
the shortcomings in order to take advantage of the opportunities
available through these new parents.
It was at the age of thirty that she sat next to the then 60-year-old
Cayce, listening to his description of her soul's life, which
seemed to have been going on forever. Remember, had she remained
as Leila with her former family incarnation, she would have
been his 63-year-old sister. Life is so amazing when viewed
from their perspective of the soul. Happily for us, the readings
tell of her soul's life from the very beginning, a story that
goes something like this...
Leila's soul was first conceived in the Mind of God, as were
each of us. She was among numerous lights that appeared in the
dark, when the "morning stars sang together in the heavens."
It was the first dawn and she found herself awake and filled
with wonder. In this early morning light her virgin consciousness
would have been so near to the infinite, omnipotent mind of
her Creator that the two were as one. Throughout this wondrous
Presence were countless others like herself, yet each with a
slightly different point-of-being in the Whole.
What "creatures" these would have been; like no other.
They possessed the ultimate combination of consciousness and
freedom. And within them were the innate urges of their Creator's
desire for companionship and creativity, two celestially primal
drives that would remain a driving force forever.
The angels must have looked upon these cosmic-toddlers with
justifiable apprehension. Like celestial children they would
have to learn to handle and value the treasures of this angelic
home with care, but until they did learn what would the heavens
be like? Chaos was a very real potential! It must have quickly
become apparent to the angels that their home would never be
the same again.
Flush with life, their minds ablaze with wonder and imbued
with the essence of their Creator, these fledgling gods began
to move, to touch, to seek out and look through the seemingly
endless fathoms of the Cosmos. As a child would explore everything
she found before her, Leila and the others peered into the many
and varied mansions of their Father's house. Wonders upon wonders
were to be found everywhere their young minds turned.
As with so many of us, Leila's wonder brought her into the
environs of our present solar system. When she fully arrived
here the Earth was still cooling and life was just beginning
to stir in its waters and gases. This first appearance was not
an incarnation of Leila's for there were no Earthly bodies to
inhabit as we know them today. In this dawn of Earth's life
she was more like a spirit in the breeze, a voice in the wind
as it swept across the steaming waters - a voice foretelling
of the coming of man.
Earth was not the only planet she visited, neither was the third-dimension
her primary level of consciousness. All the planets in this
star system provided her with unique perspectives and opportunities
in her young life. The entire universe with all its dimensions
was hers to enjoy. By doing so, she would grow in understanding
and come to be a true companion to the One who created her.
Leila's soul was not alone. In this childhood of the Sons and
Daughters of God, she was among countless souls that turned
their attention on this little part of the universe.
At this point in her celestial life, Leila was not a female
spirit. Like all companions, she possessed both male and female
sexual forces. Her nature of "form" could best be
described as a consciousness which could, in moments, be very
defined and unique, focusing-in on the minutest parts of manifested
life, and at other moments could expand into the Universal Consciousness
and perceive the Whole of Life. She was a microcosm of the Whole,
a miniature of her Creator, a "chip off the old block."
If we approached her, we would see how life was being expressed,
perceived and experienced by this one point in the Whole.
This was Leila in the heavens, long before she made a home
in the Earth plane.
On one of her early visits to Earth, she and the group of souls
with whom she was traveling saw a strangely different quality
in many of the souls who had been sojourning near the environs
of Earth. They appeared to be changing: they were more dense
and heavy; their consciousness seemed narrower, less universal.
As she and her companions studied this phenomenon they realized
that the other souls were gradually moving so deeply into the
Earth's dimension that they were separating from the rest of
life, taking on the shapes and dimensions of this new world.
This was causing them to lose awareness of the other dimensions
and the higher, finer aspects of their own being. They were
no longer just visiting this world; they were actually beginning
to look like the animals indigenous to Earth - they had feathers,
scales, horns and other appendages. They were totally new creatures
- terrestrial and heavy, and communication with them became
To her amazement, they had developed a hierarchy among themselves,
setting some souls above others, something that was totally
alien to the heavenly spheres where they were all children of
the same family and parentage; equals.
Perhaps the most astonishing change was that the souls who
were now leading these terrestrial groups were expounding a
belief that there was no central, universal consciousness to
whom they could remain attuned. In fact, their source of life
was not a celestial Creator of love and joy, but simply the
impersonal force of organic, material life. Each soul was encouraged
to take what it wanted from life with little regard for others
and no regard for the Whole of life. Successful survivors deserved
to live better and off the labor of the others because it would
improve the race. Power, superiority, force, strength and survival
of the fittest were among their many new beliefs.
Leila and her companions knew this was nonsense. They reasoned
that some great distortion of perception had apparently come
over these souls, and in order to see the truth again they needed
to regain their finer nature and form. However, in order for
Leila and her group to reach these souls, they were going to
have to move deeper into the Earth's dimensions themselves -
a move very few of them wanted to make - yet they couldn't just
leave these lost souls in such a ridiculous state of awareness.
After much reflection, Leila and her companions felt sure they
could maintain their spiritual consciousness while communicating
with these terrestrial ones.
The plan was to first approach those who were the least affected
by the Earth's physical dimension, re-awaken them to the truth,
and convince them to convey to the others that they were heading
in the wrong direction and needed to turn around. Returning
to the higher dimensions of life and consciousness had to be
done soon or they would be too emashed in matter to get out.
If this happened, then they would have to go through the whole
journey of material evolution.
Though Leila had visited Earth before, this was to be her first
sojourn among its unique realms. However, she was not in a body
like the ones we occupy today. She, and those who came with
her, made themselves known to the terrestrial souls by projecting
three-dimensional images of themselves into the Earth's dimension
using light, much in the way we create a hologram. At first
Leila's image was much like a sphere of illuminated consciousness
from which her thoughts could be conveyed to the terrestrial
souls. But when it became apparent that the terrestrial souls
were too three-dimensionally focused to relate to these images,
Leila and her companions began to project a form that approached
the shape of our bodies today. However, it was much lighter
and less dense, still very much like a hologram formed by light
but with increasing definition.
Using this image-form she began to sojourn for the first time
in what was to become the continent of Atlantis. Here many souls
were living in various degrees of solidity and awareness. Since
Leila retained her attunement to the Universal Consciousness,
she was considered to be a goddess. Many came to her for guidance
and help in understanding what was happening to them and their
companions, but she also met with strong, aggressive challenges
from the leaders of the terrestrially bound souls. They challenged
everything she and her companions held to be true about the
Universal One, the higher dimensions and our true purposes for
It quickly became apparent that this transformation in consciousness
was going to take much longer than originally expected. The
terrestrially possessed companions were far more involved in
this world than had first been suspected. In fact, many of them
were actually seeking to build colonies here and sojourn among
the planet's trees, mountains, and waters indefinitely. This
might have been completely compatible with the Creator if they
had not also been developing an almost idolic interest in themselves
and their own desires without any regard for others and the
This self-seeking energy would prove to be the first evil,
the first sin, and the followers and supporters of this self-centered
movement would become known as "The Children of Darkness"
because their paths led toward the abyss of separation and loss
of contact with the Creator. Prior to these changes there had
been only One Force. Now there were two; the second an evil
that mounted life for its own purposes, destroying everything
in its way. The loss of contact with any holistic source and
interconnection to life, combined with the new paradigm reflected
in the principles of "survival of the fittest," established
an entirely new and inherently destructive dimension of consciousness.
Unfortunately, self-seeking was not the sole possession of
the terrestrially bound souls. Every free-willed companion had
within it the potential to begin seeking its own way without
concern for the effect on others and the Whole. Free will and
independent consciousness were godly gifts, yet with just the
slightest shift in intent these sublime wonders of the fledgling
gods became weapons of devils. Each of the companions had to
struggle to subdue their self-only desires in order to remain
in harmony with the Whole and the other companions.
Leila struggled hard to maintain her attunement and to aid
those who sought her guidance and counsel, but she could feel
herself assuming more and more the substance of the Earth. As
she battled with the terrestrial leaders, she found herself
becoming more willful and determined to force her views upon
them. This righteous and well-meaning desire was subtly giving
strength to forces of self-interest, but unlike some of her
fellow companions, Leila perceived the effects of willfulness,
Her name was now Asamee. Hers was not exactly an individual
name as we have today; rather, it was the collective name for
a line of souls, all of whom were called "Asamee."
Individuality was not near what it has become today. Differentiating
one soul from another wasn't done; all were still very much
one. Those who felt as she did about life and consciousness
were called "The Children of the Law of One." This
name had come to them because of their insistence that there
was only One Force in the universe, and souls were the children
of the One. They also taught "The Law of the One,"
which included a principle that actions naturally produce reactions,
an idea that the terrestrials considered ridiculous and just
another attempt to keep them from doing whatever they wanted.
According to the Cayce readings, one of the souls who was with
Asamee in these times was called Amilius. This soul would later
become known as Jesus of Nazareth, savior of the world. His
story weaves in and out of Leila's and is a fascinating one
in itself. Cayce said that in these very early times on the
planet, Amilius perceived the disastrous change that had come
over his fellow souls, resulting in the terrestrial ones, and
came to the conclusion that things had gotten beyond the level
of a brief flirtation with the Earth. It was now time, he felt,
to develop a much more long-term plan for dealing with the situation.
On this point, many of the Children of the Law of One disagreed
or had other ideas about how better to deal with the problem.
Thus, for the first time, a difference of opinion arose within
the ranks of the Children. Amilius, his intentions pure and
his vision clear, was clearly attuned to the Universal Consciousness.
Because of this, most of the Children supported his perceptions,
some begrudgingly, others wholeheartedly, but of course, some
resisted them strongly.
Amilius perceived that if this loss of celestial consciousness
could happen to one soul, it could happen to any soul; therefore,
the problem needed to be faced; the temptation needed to be
overcome, not avoided. Furthermore, the root of the problem
was not the Earth and its unique form of life, but the struggle
within each soul to learn to use its godliness in such a way
as to be all it was meant to be and yet not destroy itself and
other life in the process. Key to this problem was the sense
of separation a soul felt as it became more self-conscious and
less universally conscious. This sense of separation, which
resulted in a loss of purpose and identity with anything or
anyone, occurred in the celestial realms as well as in the Earth,
though more accentuated in the latter. Therefore, it was assumed
the Earth was the best place to conquer it.
Amilius was making a commitment to enter the Earth and live
among the lost ones to somehow overcome its destructive influences.
He believed if self-consciousness and its resulting sense of
separation could be overcome, it could be overcome here as well
as anywhere else. And once overcome, it would no longer have
any power over the Children, the future companions of God; they
would know the truth and they would be free.
Some among Amilius' group wanted to leave these Earthlings
to wallow in their own sins and delusions. Others doubted their
own ability to resist the temptations that had so possessed
the lost souls. For in addition to dealing with this problem
of one's own inner temptations and struggles, they were going
to have to deal with the terrestrial souls who had now become
very aggressive and lawless. To attempt to live among them was
not only spiritually, mentally and emotionally dangerous, it
was physically dangerous. Some of the Children also pointed
out that there were many complications involved in this Earth
problem, so many complexities and complications that a real
solution might well be impossible. Perhaps they would just be
throwing good souls after bad if they attempted to enter and
subdue this world.
With all of these hazards in mind and in spite of much bickering
among the Children, Asamee and her fellow souls, including Amilius,
began to set up a system whereby the lost ones could regain
their heavenly consciousness. Living with the Children of the
Law of One they would learn to overcome their potential for
evil. It was a grand endeavor, filled with that spirit that
is only found in the faithful, the hopeful, the positive ones.
Little did they know just how formidable their adversary was,
both the inner and outer.
First on their list was to prepare a new physical form that
would allow the companions of God to sojourn in the Earth with
some semblance of their true, spiritual nature. Their animal-like
forms were totally ill-suited for spiritual endeavors and actually
added to their problems with perception and understanding. As
companions of the Creator, they needed a physical form that
suited their particular spiritual characteristics and yet was
based on sound principles for functioning well in the third-dimension.
Furthermore, their sexual oneness had been eroded by the natural
duality of the planet, causing them to accentuate one aspect
of their sexual forces (male or female) and subdue the other
(the respective male or female opposite). No longer were they
united, androgynous beings; they were now either predominantly
masculine or feminine in their appearance and energy. Physically,
then, their new Earthly form would need to reflect these changes
by being either male or female. Asamee and her fellow "double-sexed"
companions began the work of creating forms for these souls,
male and female, separating their double-sexed natures into
single-sexed physical projections, Amilius being the first to
completely achieve this.
The physical setting for all of these struggles and the subsequent
work and commitment was Atlantis. Many souls were involved,
and Leila interacted with most of them, their lives weaving
in and out of hers throughout her incarnations In some cases,
they built strong, lasting relationships that were forever a
blessing to them. In other cases, they built disagreements,
misunderstandings and distrust that haunted them whenever their
As this work continued, Leila withdrew from the Earth to prepare
herself to be a channel through which the Children could enter
into the new human bodies. She chose to accentuate her feminine
forces and subdue her masculine, and throughout her many incarnations
never changed her mind, remaining female in each.
These early periods in the Earth had gone on for an enormously
long time. In Earth time, the activities in Atlantis lasted
some 200,000 years. During the last 50,000 years the huge continent
had broken into several islands from violent Earthquakes. Leila
had sojourned here as Asamee for much of the early period and
was preparing to return to Earth as the last of Atlantis sank
into the sea and a new era began.
This would be her first true incarnation in that she was actually
going to enter and live in a physical body, a female body, for
the first time. It was not a haphazard event. Many of the souls
with whom she had worked in Atlantis were already in the Earth
preparing for her incarnation.
Conditions in the Earth had changed dramatically. En masse
the souls had entered, preparing for generations of incarnations
that were to be a part of this new world; a joyful solution,
it was hoped.
In five different regions, in five different races, in five
different nations the souls entered, each group manifesting
a unique characteristic of their celestial nature and each responsible
for maintaining and enlightening the physical world with that
celestial aspect while the cycles of Earth-life moved toward
Leila was among those souls charged with developing the white
race. Their original center was in the Caucasus Mountains, though
many of them migrated into what today would be called northern
Africa, Egypt, eastern Asia and Europe.
In Egypt, the high-priest Ra Ta, and several others working
closely with him, were preparing for Leila's entry. Hers was
to be a very special event for she had the potential to manifest
the optimal characteristics of a true, pure, human-type physical
Many of the bodies in all races were contaminated and distorted
by animal characteristics that lingered from the early days
of the terrestrial ones. To produce a perfect form for the companions,
one had to use the natural laws of the Earth's genetics combined
with a clear mental image of the desired result. Then hope that
the soul who inhabited the body possessed the same image and
could maintain it sufficiently to manifest it in physical form!
Even then, the new creation could end up sexually mingling with
another body that wasn't as purely human, mixing it with stronger
animal characteristics, and ruin everything.
These were unusual times. There were no families, no parents,
no laws - just millions and millions of souls in varying degrees
of consciousness, with different motives and desires, and different
physical bodies. The celestially attuned companions were living
in human-like terrestrial forms, and though their proximity
to the lost ones helped awaken many, it also helped to lower
the awareness of the celestial ones.
Despite the temptations and difficulties, Ra Ta and his co-workers
had prepared themselves and their bodies carefully. Among themselves
they had selected two who were genetically, as well as mentally
and spiritually, the best. These had been developed, preserved
and finally brought together for the conception of a third body,
one that would even better the parent bodies.
Leila had also well prepared herself. She had sojourned in
the celestial environs with as pure an attunement to the Universal
One as she could possibly manage. Her attunement was no longer
what it had once been in the early morning moments after the
original creation, where her life and awareness were one with
All life. Too much had come between her and the deep stillness
of the Universal One. Nevertheless, it was an attunement sufficient
to make her a rare soul among Earth-bound souls and to bring
a glimpse to others of what it had been like to be a morning
star in that now distant dawn.
Ra Ta anxiously watched as the newborn was being received from
the womb, and as it was being cleansed and prepared for presentation.
His eyes searched for the tell-tale signs of beastliness or
celestialness and the true characteristics of a pure human form.
Again and again he scanned every detail of her body. Nothing,
absolutely nothing was distorted or contaminated; she was truly
human. Clear sharp eyes, pure skin, very little hair - the priest
could hardly believe his eyes. She was the perfect human form
for the heavenly souls to use during their incarnations in the
new world. As he pulled away to reflect on the meaning and potential
of the event, the others with him pushed their way in to see
As mentioned briefly, the celestially aware companions entered
in five different races. This was originally accomplished more
in consciousness than in form, for their bodies did not immediately
reflect true, pure human qualities but had to be developed toward
this aim. At this early stage in man's entry into the Earth,
human qualities were more mental images than physical forms,
and in order to convert them into physical reality, it was essential
to work within the laws of evolution and genetics native to
Ra Ta and his companions had finally achieved the perfected
white body (originating in the Caucus and Carpathian areas,
perfected in Egypt). The red had already been perfected (Atlantis
and North America), as well as the brown (Lemuria and the Andes),
the black (Sudan and Congo) and the yellow (Gobi area). Leila
had been the soul that entered this first purely Caucasian body.
Her new name, appropriate, was Tar Ello, "body of light."
It was a high achievement for Leila. She gave hope and inspiration
to many through her beautiful reflection of one of the five
aspects of the heavenly "form." Man was no longer
a beast of the world, but a descendant from another world above;
a beautiful descendant. Now the work of the ascension was ahead
of them, the return to their life "before the world was."
Though Tar Ello had accomplished much in achieving her first
flesh body, it would prove to be a very difficult incarnation
for her. She was looked upon with awe and reverence, and viewed
and judged by her outer form more than her inner spirit. She
naturally felt special, different and more alone than she had
ever felt in the higher dimensions. Even some of her closest
companions in the spirit were now so in awe of her that they
set her above themselves, no longer swapping counsel and support,
but expecting all the wisdom and strength to come from her alone.
Others, who had been her friends and colleagues in the Atlantean
sojourn, now resented her new physical superiority, feeling
that she no more deserved such an honor than they.
Leila longed for the early times when no soul was greater than
another and all shared together as equals and companions. On
Earth everything was measured and judged by appearance, position
and power. It was a lonely place to live, each within one's
own body, separated from the others and measured by outer qualities
and segregated accordingly.
Ra Ta perceived the girl's sadness, though ever so subtle it
was, for she kept her mission above her personal needs. He encouraged
her to take part in the ceremonies of the temples and find comfort
in prayer and meditation. Ax-Tell and his son Ax-Tellus, both
remnants of the Atlantean Civilization and members of the perfected
red race, had long understood the problems of loneliness and
separation in the new world. Seeing this same feeling in the
eyes of this little white child and in so many others, they
encouraged the high-priest Ra Ta and the king of the land, Ararat,
to consider a new living arrangement for souls while incarnate
in the Earth. Instead of living in medium to large groups, their
plan was that each group would break into small sub-groups consisting
of one male and one female whose offspring lived with them.
Together they would form a support group for each of their members,
their own flesh and blood the bonding force. It was the beginning
of the nuclear family, as we know it, and the sense of support
that came from being someone's child, sibling, or parent. This
structure would also reflect the heavenly realm where the children
of the father-mother God companioned in a close, nurturing environment.
It was an excellent idea, but Tar Ello was a temple virgin
and there was no way Ra Ta was going to agree to allow her to
live in a separate dwelling with her natural parents amid all
the other souls of mixed blood and morality. This world was
still too savage and beastly for that. She was too rare, too
special. But those close to Tar Ello knew she carried a deep
sadness and loneliness with her and she would not be the perfect
temple priestess Ra Ta wanted. Nevertheless, she struggled hard
to maintain her attunement to the Universal One and carried
out her daily work to the best of her ability.
She continued to help make flesh a temporary home for spirit,
drawing inspiration and guidance from her temple studies and
duties and the many teachers and guides associated with the
effort. One of these guides was Hermes, called by many the "Thrice
Majestic One." He was, in fact, the soul who had been called
Amilius in Atlantis. Continuing his work toward resurrecting
the Earth-bound souls to their former state in the heavens,
he was now here in Ancient Egypt among the Children who also
worked toward such an end. As it is commonly known among the
students of mystery today, Hermes was the major influence behind
the building of the Pyramids. Since the descent of the souls
was going to take them deep into the world of matter and physical
reality, these monuments were built as reminders of the former
realms that still lie beyond physical death. But they were more
than monuments in those early days. Leila and her fellow Children
of the One used some of these structures for their initiations
into the true realities and purposes for life; truths that were
fast becoming myths and legends. Through her close relationship
with Ra Ta and his close relationship with Hermes, she continued
to be involved with this great soul and His destiny.
Unfortunately, after the death of Ra Ta, who had become her
inspiration and strength, Tar Ello fell from the high pedestal
she had so sincerely accepted. Eventually, she left the temple
to become the companion of Exderenemus, another remnant of Atlantis,
and a soul with whom she would companion in many of her incarnations.
These dramatic changes in Tar Ello's life and position astonished
those who worshipped her and caused those who resented her to
take every opportunity to discredit her. All of this left Leila's
soul deeply distressed. What had begun as a grand endeavor was
ending in a purposeless mess. She withdrew from her body, from
this place of sadness, and sought to rid herself of the memory
of the whole experience. She withdrew to the realms of Saturn,
and there purged herself of all remnants of the flesh. From
here she withdrew even further from Earth, her spirit rising
higher and higher until she could feel the light of the Universal
One fill her being and purge her of her Earthly dross, leaving
it to die. Here in the heavenly spheres she bathed and rejuvenated
herself until once again she and her Creator were in touch with
As Earth keeps time, it wasn't long before the soul of the
priest Ra Ta and Leila's other companions beckoned her to join
them in another visit to the environs of Earth and yet another
attempt at overcoming its peculiar influences while helping
the terrestrially bound souls reawaken themselves. It was too
much a part of Leila's deepest wishes for her to refuse this
goodwill mission, and since the Earth afforded her the opportunity
to mend her disappointing sojourn in Egypt, she readily accepted
the challenge. Off she went, revitalized and ready to make all
Together with her little band of like-minded souls, Leila lived
through many, many lifetimes in the Earth and in the realms
beyond. Members of this loose-knit band were not always in agreement
with each other or even considerate to one another, but, as
is so often true of families, they were a unit, even at times,
a team. One of their most significant incarnations came during
the time of Christ.
In this incarnation Leila and Ra Ta were brother and sister.
Her name was Nimmuo and his was Lucius. Both were prominent
members of the church at Laodicea. The setting, as many of us
know, was the Holy Land during the occupation of the Roman Legions.
That particular portion of Asia had been under the control and
supervision of the Roman Empire for a very long time, their
presence and power permeating every aspect of life in these
Nimmuo's father was of Roman descent and had two wives, one
Grecian and one Jewish. Nimmuo was the child of the Greek mother
while her brother Lucius was the son of the Jewish mother. Since
the Romans always made attempts to put in authority any locals
who showed the potential for having sympathy with the needs
and demands of the Empire and who could be helpful in making
activities with the local people more harmonious, her Roman-born
father and, therefore, she and her family, enjoyed the support
of Rome. For very practical reasons the armies of Rome did not
want trouble with the people they conquered; they simply couldn't
afford to keep expending any more of their resources governing
these distant lands. Because of these practical needs and their
policy of working with and supporting local people who showed
signs of peaceful co-existence with them, Nimmuo's family was
given many financial and personal freedoms that were rare in
those times. Her father, with his Jewish wife and close connections
with the Jewish churches in the North, was considered to be
of great benefit to the Empire as a friend so that even their
Jewish church profited. Nevertheless, Nimmuo and her family
held tightly to the tenets and morals of their Hebrew faith,
and though they interacted with the Roman leaders, shunned the
lewdness and immorality the Romans brought to the Holy Land.
As the activities and teachings of Jesus reached their homeland
in the North, the family began to come under their influence.
To the Children of the Law of One, Jesus' teachings were a balm
to their weary souls and a beacon pointing the way to a forgotten
consciousness and life. And when his blossoming ministry abruptly
changed during the periods of Jesus' trial and the Crucifixion,
and then the subsequent reports that spread across the land
as to what actually happened in the last hour of the Crucifixion
- the reports of His rising again three days later and meeting
with the disciples at the Sea of Tiberius - the entire family
was caught up in wonderment and interest.
So Nimmuo, then barely sixteen years old, and her brother,
who was now a leading minister in their church, set off to the
south to learn everything they could about these reports. Nimmuo
wanted to meet and talk with everyone who had come in contact
with the Master. Because she and her brother traveled under
the protection and support of the Romans, many along the way
were skeptical of their true faith and loyalty to Israel and
the Master's teachings. However, the sincerity and faithfulness
of these two northerners was genuine and quickly perceived by
the people they visited who shared with them the many stories
about the Master's life and teachings.
They journeyed through the Holy Land, across the Sea of Galilee,
down to those lands in Jordan through Perea to Bethany and the
house of Martha, Mary and Lazarus, and then into the City of
Jerusalem itself. They met Mary the Mother of Jesus and the
rest of the family that had gathered under John's roof as he
had been instructed from the Cross.
In Bethany they heard the story about Mary Magdalene's cleansing
from her sins and Martha's devotion and tireless efforts to
care for everyone's needs. Straight from Lazarus himself they
heard about his death and his feelings and consciousness during
the four days that his dead body lay in the tomb. He shared
what it was like in the realms between Earth-life and Spirit-Life
- how he had heard and felt the movement within himself when
the Voice called, "Lazarus, come forth!"
All this affected Nimmuo to her very soul, making contact with
those old sensations when she had been so close to her Creator,
and leaving an imprint on her soul-memory forever.
She listened to the reports of how people had been healed by
the laying on of His hands or merely His word spoken; how they
had eaten bread that had been created by the word of the Teacher.
She and her brother were forever changed by the recounting of
these experiences, which kept them in rapt attention over and
over again. Hearing these reports first-hand meant that Nimmuo
and Lucius would be able to share these reports in great detail
with their family, friends and church members back in Laodicea
who until now had had to settle for translations through many
tongues - meaning that much was always lost in the process.
However, these times of enlightenment and awakening were not
to pass peacefully. The Romans began to move against this growing
new group that they considered to be nothing more than troublemakers.
Nimmuo was present at one such event when James, the brother
of Jesus, was chosen as head of the new church along with Peter.
She witnessed how the other James and his brother John, the
sons of Zebedee, had so stirred the spirit of the crowds that
the Romans became afraid of the mass meeting and attacked with
swords drawn, killing James and many others during the riot,
and eventually exiling John to Patmos. These two sons of Zebedee
had long been called "the Sons of Thunder" and the
Romans had had enough of them. From this moment on the followers
of the humble Nazarene would be persecuted by the authorities.
With the scattering of the disciples and friends, Nimmuo and
her brother returned to Laodicea and the other churches of the
north. Here they both grew in power and position because of
their travels, knowledge, and understanding about this great
event. Deep within Nimmuo she felt the essence of those things
she heard in the homes of Mary, Martha, Lazarus and the Mother.
As so often in her previous lives, her soul yearned for the
Spirit, for that soothing sense of the Divine Presence that
she had always loved. Now, amid all the daily activities of
this world and its limited perspective on life, she applied
herself to the work that had begun many thousands of years earlier
in that lost and forgotten land of Atlantis.
Remember,everyone with whom she presently associated had been
involved with her in Atlantis and Egypt, and several lifetimes
in between. Amilius, that soul who had been so attuned in the
early periods that he committed himself to the rescue of the
lost souls, was the very person they now called Jesus. In this
Divine incarnation He prepared the final phase of salvation
for all Earth-bound souls. He and the heavenly Father were one
throughout this life; not separate. This showed to all who could
still see with their spiritual, celestial eyes that reunion
with the Creator could be done, thereby making it easier for
others to do also. His words came from beyond the present world
from the Universal Consciousness, our heavenly Father who created
us in the very beginning:
"You are not of this world." (John 3:12)
"Is it not written in your laws that you are gods? Yet
you say... 'Thou blasphemest' because I say I am the Son of
God." (John 10:30-36)
"In my Father's house are many mansions... I go to prepare
a place for you...And where I go you know, and you know the
way." (John 14:2-4)
"I came forth from the Father and came into the world,
now I leave the world and go to the Father." (John 16:28)
"No man has ascended up to heaven but he that came down
from heaven..." (John 3:13)
These words and the stories she heard on her journey through
Jesus' homelands filled Nimmuo's soul with a new fervor and
determination to continue with the work. Along with her brother
and many others, she ministered to the needs of the people,
particularly those involved in the church at Leodicea. And when
the church was nearly destroyed from within by a severe difference
of opinion on how best to judge what was right and what was
wrong, Nimmuo's serene and patient counsel kept the church from
dividing in two. She seemed to sense the inner meaning of the
teachings and never got lost in the many surface interpretations
and dogmas to which man so often binds others once they are
This was not an easy time for this soul. She was surrounded
by the very same souls who had seen her fall in Egypt, and many
of them doubted her new-found inspiration, suspecting she would
once again let them down. But they underestimated her determination
to make things right with all those souls she had once failed.
This was her opportunity and she seized it, snatching victory
from out of the mouth of defeat. With all the wisdom and strength
within her, she rose to the occasion and many other souls rose
a little higher because of her. This was her soul's finest hours.
She lived a long and fulfilling life and withdrew to the peace
of the heavenly environs for a lengthy period of meditation,
letting the truths of that incarnation permeate deeply into
her consciousness. She was a far wiser child of God than the
one who taught in Atlantis. She had seen the face of the beast
and tamed it, at least most of it. But there was a little more
yet to deal with, as she would soon see.
After sojourning in the heavens for many Earth years, the soul
of Leila returned for an incarnation that was most uncharacteristic.
The Earth was now a major center of physical activity and densely
populated. All of life and the universe were now viewed almost
totally from a physical perspective. The history of the Earth
established and supported the concept of physical reality being
the only certain reality, and nearly everyone lived by this
guiding concept. Business and commerce, religion and government,
love and money had all become the powerful structures in which
most lived. Into this world, so very different from that earlier
world, the soul of Leila incarnated as one of the daughters
of a wealthy and prominent Englishman. Her name was Marge Olglethorp.
She learned her role well and even enjoyed it. Parasols, long,
whirling hoop skirts, fancy buggies and parties with all kinds
of foods and beverages were the style of the day. Life was just
a bowl of cherries, ripe for the eating and enjoying. Amazingly,
Leila, as Marge, took to this fun little lifetime quite well.
No great mission beyond pomp and pleasure; no great challenges
to overcome beyond style and good taste - life was to be lived
to its fullest.
On one of the family's journeys to America, Marge found herself
caught-up in the role of being a southern belle and was well
received by the ladies and gentlemen of this land of willows
and moss, huge plantations and wealth beyond measure. Here she
lived the life of a Georgia peach, with that special touch of
breeding that is forever English. Ra Ta was not involved in
this lifetime, but Exderenemus, her husband in Ancient Egypt,
was. In fact, he had incarnated with her in the Palestine lifetime
when she was Nimmuo, but the two of them did not develop a very
close relationship in that life. In the present incarnation
in England and Southern America a terrible disagreement ended
their relationship with such bitterness that they would of necessity
face it again in a future incarnation.
How did this carefree lifetime become part of the experience
of a soul who was once the goddess of Atlantis, the perfection
of Ancient Egypt and a minister of Laodicea? The Eastern teachings
of reincarnation include a concept that souls live a carefree
incarnation about every six incarnations - a vacation, if you
will, from the main work of spiritual resurrection. Perhaps
the soul of Leila was enjoying a much needed break from her
many serious lifetimes of devotion, trial and hard lessons learned.
It was after her incarnation as Marge that she reincarnated
as the Leila Cayce. The little girl who began this story, and
subsequently reincarnated as Barbara Murray, the lady who found
herself sitting that day some 30 years later next to the "sleeping
prophet" Edgar Cayce, as he had been called in one biography.
Barbara was a serene, elegant woman who devoted much of her
time and energy to the work of Edgar Cayce, who, not surprisingly,
was the reincarnation of the soul who had been Ra Ta in Ancient
Egypt and her brother Lucius in Palestine. In the present lifetime,
Barbara married Exderenemus again, now called Ryan Simons. The
Cayce reading warned them not to let this relationship end like
it had in their previous life together. Amilius was now their
Christ, having become one with the Father again and resurrected
to prepare a place for them and each and everyone of us. The
three of them, Barbara, Ryan, and Edgar Cayce, had long ago
dedicated themselves and their lives to this soul they had known
so closely throughout His lifetimes and His Earthly mission.
They continued to live and teach the mystery that we are all
celestial beings descended from our original heavenly kingdom
through a long and arduous journey in this realm of physical
reality, and destined to return from whence we came.