Lightworks!

 The Rodan Foundation's Publication for the Metaphysical Church of Enlightenment, April 2018

 In 1981, Reverend Clarke Carraway founded The Rodan Foundation with the intention of creating a powerful, growing community of awakening beings who experience love, peace, prosperity, unity, healing, harmony, and revelation through learning and service. The Rodan Foundation, recognizing the Law of Cause and Effect, expresses gratitude for the many blessings it reaps from the community's experiences.


Welcome. Join with us in our dynamic weekly services where we discover our true purpose in an emerging world.  Experience the revelation of our collective awakening to the power of love, the wonder of our multi-dimensional capacities, and the joy in reclaiming earth as our home. Sunday mornings provide the opportunity to celebrate life with like-minded beings and experience personal reassurance  and empowerment through the spiritual messages of Reverend Carraway's mediumship. We look forward to your participation enhancing our community. 

A PAINFUL OR DIGNIFIFED DEMISE OF THE EGO?

The social and ecological crises that threaten mankind and our Earth force us to make a choice. We must reach beyond our Ego-dominated mind programs, because if we fail to do that, we will eventually destroy ourselves and a large part of the world.

The Ego must therefore fall, as it is against the evolutionary development of the Consciousness. The downfall of the Ego may take place in two ways: a beautiful, dignified way or a painful one, full of suffering. But both ways will take us to the same goal: the awakening Consciousness.

THE PAINFUL WAY.   We are very well acquainted with the journey full of pain.  A basic aspiration of every ego is growth, to become larger, stronger and more solid in the world of forms and shapes.  It wants to possess more, to get higher and higher in the hierarchic structure of the world, and it wants to conquer a larger and larger territory.


Under the spell of the forms and shapes, the ego devotes all its energy to make the forms constant, disregarding the only constant law of the forms and shapes:  every form is transient, and everything is subject to birth and death. 

The Ego intends to elevate the forms (including its own form) to eternity, which is impossible. This intention of the Ego will be the source of all sufferings, because its world of forms and shapes shall collapse like a sandcastle after a while, until death snatches away the last of the forms: its body from it. It came empty-handed from Nothing, and that is how it is going to return there. The only treasure it could take along with it is its wakefulness, but the Ego considers that worthless in the world of forms and shapes, as it was not a means of increasing the tyrannical power the Ego.

THE DIGNIFIED WAY.  The better, more attractive way leading begins around the middle of the human life, when the individual, under the effects of their experience, tends to recognize the operating mechanisms of the ego and realizes how tyrannical the ego is.   The person then turns away from forms and shapes towards transcendental world, free of forms. That is what one of the psychologist, Carl Gustav Jung, called the spiritual birth of man.

That spiritual birth starts with the recognition that most people only make in articulo mortis: that turning away from the Miracle and identification with the forms and shapes is the reason for all our sufferings. A person making that recognition gradually gives up their identification with the forms and shapes, and steps back from the whirling of the world into a more quiet area. In this way they will be more alert to themselves and their environment. The clear sky of Consciousness will be contaminated by fewer and fewer clouds, giving way to the return to the Miracle of Consciousness.

In the space of Consciousness, in the state of pure consciousness the person recognizes and clearly experiences that Ego is a fraud. The Ego calls itself real and the only existing ”Self,” though it is nothing more than a conceptual product, the continually changing content of the space of Consciousness that diverts our attention from experiencing the only reality: the Miracle.

The spiritual ”newborn” in the pure state of consciousness, in meditation, in the wakeful state of focusing on itself, seeks and searches that complaining and arrogant, constantly chatting Ego in its mind, but finds it nowhere. The individual penetrates all the way to the source of that voice, but when they attempt to grab it, it slips away and vanishes. The internal monologue, the voice of Ego stops and disappears, it is lost into No-thingness, and the person experiences that there is not other ”Self” but the Consciousness. The individual will then realize that the only natural remedy against the paranoid overgrowing of the Ego is wakefulness and attention.

This is the beginning of a life of different quality: experiencing the Miracle, which is salvation for the entire mankind. First as pre-historic people we recognized our bodily needs, in the Middle Ages we experienced extreme emotions, in the modern age we worship the power of the mind, and now we are on the threshold of a new period in evolution. We recognize that beyond the realm of sensations, emotions and thoughts there is a wakeful, attentive, loving, conscious, factual ”something”–and that ”Something,” that is me. That is how the human race, waking to Consciousness from the dream of the Ego, is born again.                                                                             By Frank Wanderer, Power of Consciousness


                                                   Calendar of Events and Special Offerings

April 1:   EASTER SUNDAY.   Please join our community for an inspiring service filled with music, song and revelation.  FIFTH DIMENSION!   A collaboration of our community’s gifts, directed by William Rogg, musican extraordinaire.  Today William on the piano and our community friend, Serge Dautricout, violinist, will be performing J.S. Bach: ‘Air on the G String.’  At the conclusion of this service, join us for loving fellowship and sumptuous refreshments! 
 
April 8: SUZANNE HOLLAND!   Suzanne has been blind all her life.  Her passion for singing was ignited when first listening to street singers in Copenhagen.  She then learned Leonard Cohen songs from Judy Collins and Joan Baez recordings while working for the South African army.  Today Suzanne will bless us with her extraordinary loving presence and beautiful voice.

April 15: 
NATIVE AMERICAN DRUMMING ENSEMBLE.  
Our drumming circle is a spiritual tool for unity where we empower each other in the act of celebrating community and life through rhythm and music.  Bring an instrument and share your rhythmic spirit!  The drum's sound has the power to move our spiritual bodies, hearts and minds closer together in a sense of oneness with all that is.

April 22:  EMBRACE OF ACCEPTANCE MEDITATION.    What is your current relationship with acceptance?  Are you on formal or friendly terms?  Do you accept yourself and others unconditionally, or only when you and they behave the way you want?  When we live life through acceptance, our world becomes peaceful, our relationships become harmonious, and we are liberated.  Explore your relationship with acceptance through a guided meditation today. 

April 29:  A PROGRESSIVE MUSIC TRIO! THE BOYZ ARE BACK IN TOWN!   Musicians Norman Tiedemann, electric guitar and vocals, Morgan Furrow, drums, and Joe Foster, mouthharp, will bring their Rock & Roll groove and transport us back to the times of great music.                                              

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Our Community Love Offertory for  April Supports Second Harvest Food Bank

In the fiscal year 2017 SHFB distributed more than one million pounds of nutritious food each week to low-income people in need in every zip code of our service area from Daly City to Gilroy, and from the ocean to the bay.                                                         

Reverend Carraway is available for spiritual counseling, Jin Shin Do sessions, as well as for ceremonies marking milestones in life. For more information, please see him after the Sunday service at The Metaphysical Church of Enlightenment or contact us

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world." ~Margaret Mead