The Silver Cord

Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth . . . [when] they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets: or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern. Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. – Ecclesiastes 12:5-7.

The silver cord refers to the line of dense Light — invisible to ordinary vision — composed of a thousand strands, connecting the embodied soul with its Oversoul portion above. At the moment of conception, when the incoming soul takes possession of the parent cells, the sperm and the ovum, it begins building the body it will occupy, from the heart, from the the sinoatrial node and the atrioventricular node.[1]


Edna Lister on the Silver Cord

Burning away the silver cord is like cutting the umbilical cord after birth. Completion of the first 33 Degrees of the Via Christa loosens the silver cord, but you may burn it away only under definite sincerity in sacrificing the little self. You cannot do this on credit, but only as you fall in love with God. Your soul's fervor heats your creative fire to the melting point necessary to dissolve the atomic bonds anchoring the molecules of the silver cord to the parent cells and the spinal vertebrae. You burn away a bit of the silver cord each time you sacrifice self or cleanse the beauty of your soul.

First, you must loosen the silver cord from the two original parent cells in the heart. Your sacrifice unhooks a strand of it and disconnects it from the heart, replacing it with a strand of golden Light, which can cause some odd reactions. If the silver cord is still strongly attached, you may feel a pull on it that causes you to jerk awake while you are falling asleep; it feels as though you are faling back into your body. You may stagger as you get up quickly, or feel heart flutters or a momentary sharp pain. When you experience vertigo, say, "I love Thee, God. Let Thy Power move through me freely." Yet a word of caution, if you believe you are developing a heart condition, you will.

After you burn away half the silver cord, the memory impressions retained in the medulla oblongata begin to open for you to lift them. The payment for stolen time is to put more fervor in everything you do. Otherwise, you fill your memory cells with guilt and regret. Your personal soul records are stored in the neurons of the midbrain and you must lift the functioning of your brain cells to see the records. The optic nerves bring the five senses together at the optic chiasm, located at the bottom of the brain immediately below the hypothalamus. As you burn away the silver cord, ascension demands that you enlarge the thymus gland, and to do so, you must pay your soul debts. – Edna Lister, September 25, 1950.

The parathalamus glands have been developing within the Elect since 1936; physiologists do not yet fully understand their function within the brain. The right parathalamus gland vitalizes and quickens the pituitary, while the left vitalizes and quickens the pineal body. These infinitesimal structures are organs of immortality, comprehension, spiritual hearing and seeing, which are not really enlivened until you extend your vision. They expand slightly every time you try to see or wonder about truth. As you aspire and ascend, Light seeps in to open them.

A seer will have well-developed parathalamus structures that are quite large, about the size of a grain of rice. You cannot see or hear spiritually unless the desire body's optic nerves cross the optic chiasma of the thalamus to connect the right and left parathalamus structures. Your desire body nerves also must cross over between the parathyroid glands behind the thyroid. – Edna Lister, June 18, 1959.

You burn away the silver cord from the heart center first, then from one spinal vertebra at a time up to the golden bowl, the skull. The cord's strands are wrapped around the nerves in the spinal column. You cannot burn them away without a burning desire to give up self. When you willingly sacrifice self, it lets go and slips off the vertebra, freeing it to the next anchor. The cannot descend again once you have burned it away.

At the pyramidal decussation at the medulla oblongata, where the spinal nerves cross over the pons, three or four strands of the silver cord, related to the selfish taints that you are conquering, may stick although you have ascended the rest. Each of the 1,000 strands represents a virtue you must perfect. It is the secret of the 1,000 burnt offerings. Declare everything good — "This is good, and very good. Let there be Light!" burns self away.

The 1,000 strands are reassembled in the midbrain until every neuron extends tiny runners that spread out in the midbrain, interconnecting the nerves, sending one strand each to the 1,000-petaled lotus at the crown of the mental body. Each strand from the midbrain hooks into the center of the Oversoul star, symbolized as a blue five-pointed star. When this process of burning away the silver cord is complete, the golden cord descends, so you still have the means, the golden cord, to climb for ascension and furling in the Light. The remnant of the silver cord is coiled to become the heart of the crown lotus. You either believe that yu can do this, or do not. Make up your mind and hold fast to this truth. "In the name of Jesus the Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, let this ascension be complete. Thank Thee, Father, that this is the truth of my soul now." – Edna Lister, March 29, 1962.

The silver cord is enfolded in and anchored at several places along the the spinal cord, the heart, and within the golden bowl. The silver cord should be firmly fastened in the cartilage between last of the lumbar and the thoracic vertebrae, or the heart and body will be weak. If you are reluctant to come to earth, your silver cord is but loosely attached to the two parent cells within the heart, and you will always be physically weak. The silver cord also fastens under the hollow at the base of the skull. The last of the soul taints are lodged there in the pons of the medulla oblongata, through the midbrain to the cortex, then to the Oversoul star. You must lift your soul taints before the silver cord reaches that point, so have testings or take initiations. When you pass them, you lift the taints. – Edna Lister, April 20, 1964.

The silver cord is two-pronged with curled hooks that attach into the masculine and feminine seeds of life, the sperm and ovum, like a key into a lock at conception. These cells form the nucleus of the heart in the fetus, becoming the electrical conduction system, the sinoatrial node and the atrioventricular node, as the heart develops to maturity.

To ascend fully, you must burn away the silver cord as it slips up the spine, bone by bone. When you have knifing back pain, the silver cord is trapped. The more highly intuitive chiropractors and osteopaths use body manipulation to adjust the spine, which frees the silver cord. Various forms of insanity inevitably result when the silver cord is trapped for several successive lives. To climb back to the Source, you must attach your Oversoul's golden cord to your silver cord until they are hooked together above the Atlas vertebra at the base of your skull. – Edna Lister, February 3, 1966.

The truth of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale: Before we descended, our Supreme Oversouls were put to sleep as pure Spirit. The other three parts of soul as you, as a Christed one, a begotten creator god, descended to earth. God has given you the three phases of soul (appetitive soul, rational soul and Oversoul) to function on earth using the subconscious, conscious and super-conscious phases of mind.

All phases of soul must be functioning here, in the body, to burn away the silver cord, to be free of the outer physical weight, for the silver cord is attached to the heart of the lotus. The two ends, which enter the ark of the mother, the womb, and attach at the heart center of the soul's body, are also attached to the heart of the Oversoul. The Oversoul awakens and descends on your acceptance, and depending on how high you ascend into the Light. There is always a higher Source of Light to which to ascend.

As the begotten creator gods begin really to love and to ascend, not just to think about it, the Supreme Oversoul begins to awaken. You must pass the great Seven Initiations: Rebirth, Baptism by Water, Baptism by Fire, Transfiguration, Crucifixion, Resurrection, and Ascension. Then you awaken the Supreme Oversoul, which begins to o'ershadow for high moments of soul illumination.

If you have unbound the silver cord, it ascends the spine to the Atlas vertebra, where it will stick on any remaining soul taints, such as repudiation. Taints prevent the silver cord from rising through the optic chiasm of the thalamus into the crown lotus center, where it awaits the soul's further ascension. When it touches the Oversoul star on soul flights, the golden cord from the Supreme Oversoul begins to extend downward. The glory of the days you nearly reach the Source act as the spur to your efforts to ascend.

You cannot imagine the responsibility and the effects of disobedience once you attach the silver cord to the golden cord! The law then is so stringent, and you know it is inflexible — it can't be changed to suit the soul's wants or desires. At this point, you must praise God a thousand times an hour, praise everything always to endure the cleansing! This is what you are experiencing. If the silver cord is stuck, only praise, and love of God with no consideration of darkness, can free it. See evil only to lift. No idle words are permissible, no asking, "What do I do," in an initiation. The answer is always the same, "This is good. Let there be Light." Declare it good and declare it Light.

If you experience headaches at the base of your skull, treat for frozen memory platelets in the medulla oblongata. Declare the crystallization is dissolved and Light is filling every atom of the body. In the morning, stand by the bed, reach for the stars and say, "Name, get into this body and reinflate the atoms!" This will raise your self from the dead and leave your body alive. Before going to sleep, stretch out on a cloud for your soul flight. – Edna Lister, January 12, 1970.

Footnote

1^ The sinoatrial node, the heart's natural pacemaker, sends regular electrical impulses from the top chamber, the atrium, causing it to contract and pump blood into the bottom chamber, the ventricle, through the atrioventricular node, which controls the heart rate. The AV node serves as an electrical relay station, slowing the current sent by the SA node.

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Edna Miriam Lister
1884 –1971
The original Pioneering Mystic
minister, teacher, and author

Edna Lister


Reference

The Holy Bible. King James Version (KJV).


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