Rosicrucian Writings Online
[From The Rosicrucian Digest November 1932]
THERE have been many comments coming to us in regard to the statements made in this Department of our magazine last month and if any of you have failed to read the Cathedral Department in the October issue you should go back to it and read it very carefully, for the average letter we have received says that it does more to help members understand the Cathedral of the Soul and the contacts than anything we have published since the original pamphlet called Liber 777.
We know from the correspondence that thousands of members each day are making contacts and deriving benefit from these contacts with the Cathedral. Each week the letters indicate that more and more members are succeeding in making these contacts and that more and more unusual results are being obtained. Sometimes the letters are from far distant points in foreign lands and at other times they are from members nearby. Often in serious emergencies, when other help cannot be secured, our members turn in their anxiety and perplexity to the Cathedral and find there a reaction that they never expected to find but nevertheless hoped to find.
We trust that all of our members will remember the Tuesday night special meeting that is held in the
Our members are especially urged to take many of their mental and physical troubles to the Cathedral of the Soul for help. In so many letters that we receive from members asking us to correct some temporary physical condition that annoys them, we plainly see where such members could have gotten quicker relief by taking the problem to the Cathedral at one of the regular contact periods. Learn to attune yourself in this way and learn to help yourself rather than depending upon others. This is what we are aiming to do with all of our teachings and all of our exercises. While we are perfectly willing to do our part, we do not want our members to feel that we are operating a great national clinic or institution of healing where they can always write or telegraph to us for immediate help in every little ailment, when they could learn to do these things themselves and do it just as well and more quickly and with greater satisfaction. How are you going to learn to do the great work of helping others if you do not help yourself? If all of our members relied upon our help here at headquarters and this continued throughout the years with a constantly growing membership what would become of all the other great work we are doing? We realize that in emergencies and in very serious cases it is important to get in touch with us and we are thoroughly happy in doing our utmost in such cases, but, nevertheless, we still want to instruct and help our members to help themselves for therein lies the great aim and purpose of the organization.
Undoubtedly one of the greatest helps that we can give to women is that which is rendered to expectant mothers. In over ten years of regular practice of the Rosicrucian methods of helping such women at the crucial time of child birth, we have not had a single serious mishap nor an unpleasant report. In fact, hundreds and hundreds have reported, stating that the event was the most satisfactory, the most surprisingly short and comfortable that could be imagined. This special service is offered freely to every one of our members or to members of their immediate family. All that is necessary is that as the crucial moment approaches and there is every indication that the event is about to take place a telegram should be sent to AMORC Welfare Department, AMORC Temple, San Jose, California, stating, "I believe I am now ready for the help that you can give." This should be signed by the member, if it is a member. If the telegram is for someone else, then the telegram should read, "Mrs. So-and-So is now ready for the help that you can give," and then sign the member's name who is asking for our service. No other information need be put in the telegram for these "Red Letter" telegrams, as we call them, are thoroughly understood by our telegraph clerks here and by every officer of the various departments and they are given prior consideration when they arrive here regardless of the time of day or night. Such a telegram should be followed within a week by a report from the member stating when the child was born and other details and giving us the name of the child if it has been decided upon. There are no fees or obligations of any kind connected with this special service and every expectant mother can depend upon having an unusually successful and fortunate experience at this critical time. By telling young mothers, especially, about this service you can relieve them of a great deal of their anxiety and therefore help to have a cheerful attitude of mind at a time when it is most needed.
Our interest in these children does not stop at this point for we write to the mothers and give them much helpful advice regarding their own care and the care of the infant, and there are many things that we can do in helping mothers in regard to the problem of feeding, nursing, and caring for the infant child. If any mother in our organization is having such infantile problems, especially in regard to the matter of diet during the nursing period, nothing should be done in the way of substitution of food or changes in diet without writing to us and getting our suggestions. There is no fee or obligation for this service. All in all we want to make the Cathedral Department and the Welfare Department two wonderful institutions of helpfulness and with your cooperation we can do so.
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