|WHY HAVE A WAYSHOWER?
Introduction to a series of lessons entitled
“If Jesus Is A Wayshower, What Did He Show Us?”
Nancy Detweiler, M.Ed., M.Div.
Earth humans enter this glorious stage of transition into the New Aquarian (Golden) Age having had a vast variety of religious and spiritual experiences. Many left the traditional church disillusioned, even angry, and want nothing more to do with the Bible or Jesus. On the other hand, many have never studied the Bible and know little about Jesus. More recently, many have had their worldview shattered with news of the many frauds and cover-ups perpetrated on Americans and the world. Can knowledge of the Bible and Jesus, as a Wayshower, make a difference at this critical time in Earth humans’ spiritual evolution?
For most of us, attempting to live life without a Wayshower and a sacred text is like the man, in one of Jesus’ parables, who built his house on the sand. When the winds blew and the floods came, the house crumbled (Matthew 7:26-27). A strong foundation on which to build our lives is essential as we move into the New Aquarian (Golden) Age.
We must learn to integrate Truth into our lifestyles so that it permeates our thoughts, feelings, and actions under all circumstances and in all places. One very effective way to do so is to allow Jesus to be our Wayshower and the Bible to be our sacred text. By studying the life and teachings of Jesus, we have an example to follow. Jesus reminded his disciples, “I have overcome the world.” We can follow his example in overcoming the negative influences of the world. By studying metaphysically the biblical characters and their life stories, we glean knowledge as to how to live our lives in relationship to God and all of creation, including the Ascended Masters and Galactic Federation of Light. The huge shift required is to study the inner meaning of this sacred text. We must view Jesus in a different light; we can no longer worship Him as the Savior who does everything for us. We must allow the Holy Spirit to teach us; we must be open to hear new teachings; we must be willing to step outside the box labeled Christianity.
Many persons who leave the church embark on the grand, and often confusing, adventure of studying metaphysics through diverse avenues. In my own experience, I left the traditional church and studied a variety of metaphysical subjects, seeking the answers to my questions about life. After several years, I returned to the Bible. Reading it—through the lens of my metaphysical knowledge—I was amazed to find the same information contained within the Bible. That is when I realized anew that the Bible, as a sacred text, and Jesus, as a Wayshower, could be the building blocks for a strong foundation on which to base my life.
Does this mean that we are to limit our search for Truth to Jesus and the Bible? No. As we explore a multiplicity of avenues, then return to the Bible, its true richness becomes evident. In a world that is being turned upside down and inside out, we need reliable benchmarks in order to maintain our centeredness. We need to listen to the words of Jesus, as he encourages us to “come unto me, all you who are tired and carrying burdens, and I will give you rest.” We need to hear the words of Jesus, “I can do nothing on my own” and know that we, too, need the guidance and assistance of higher beings.
Studying the Bible and the life and teachings of Jesus offers us benchmarks for separating Truth from illusion or falsehood. The importance of the art of discernment is daily increasing. In this period—2005-2012—we are living in an age that parallels the time of Jesus’ physical incarnation on Earth. Jesus incarnated approximately 2000 years ago, at the beginning of the New Piscean Age. He came to prepare us for the present transition into the New Aquarian Age. A study of the New Testament and church history will reveal the turmoil that occurs as the world undergoes the tremendous shift in consciousness required by the arrival of a New Age. (The linear Earth time measurement for “an Age” is roughly 2000 years) The entrenched religious authorities fight new ideas; they resist having their followers turn to a new leader. As we see in the New Testament, the resistance can get ugly. At the beginning of the Piscean Age, those presenting new ideas were imprisoned, crucified, stoned to death, torn apart by lions, and burned at the stake. Their heretical writings (meaning those that differed from traditional church doctrines) were burned.
We live in such times. The New Aquarian Age is to involve a total restructuring of our planetary society and government. The foundation of fear, on which most world religions are presently manifesting, will be exposed. The fear of allowing the search for Truth to be ever-expanding will be revealed for what it really is—an attempt to control and imprison persons within the familiar structures. We are presently witnessing the Battle of Armageddon on a worldwide scale. The forces of darkness battle the forces of Light. The ability to discern darkness from Light is imperative. At the same time, it is equally important to be open to an ever-expanding awareness of Truth. How do we achieve this balance? How do we discern Truth from non-truth? … darkness from Light?
Jesus taught: “You will know them by their fruits…. Every good tree bears good fruits; but a bad tree bears bad fruit.” Truth, when integrated into our lives, bears good fruit. Even though illusions and non-truth can be extremely subtle and difficult to detect with our five physical senses, we can practice discernment by listening to our intuition—to that still, small voice of God within each of us. Ask: does this person or teaching conform to the qualities of Jesus? Remember that Jesus taught: “The one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father” (John 14:12). Ask: does this person or teaching conform to the metaphysical teachings of the Bible? Does this person or teaching bring inner peace, compassion, joy, and overall permanent enhancement into my life? Does this person or teaching offer me the opportunity to serve better myself and others? If the answer is “yes,” you have discovered Truth for yourself.
With this process of discernment in mind, I would like to present a Truth that has been stifled and forgotten for thousands of years: there exists a hierarchy of spiritual beings who assist humanity and our planet Earth. A reading of the Old and New Testaments makes this fact evident. Throughout the Bible, Earth humans, spirit beings, and God are in conscious communication with each other. Ages ago, these beings of spirit were visible to Earth humans. They walked the Earth and talked with humanity as you and I talk to each other. The Old Testament is the story of our struggles to maintain this connection. Sadly, we lost the struggle. Earth humans, as a whole, became so engrossed in the material plane and our own self-centered desires that we lost the capacity to see and hear our spiritual helpers. Only a few individuals managed to retain what we today call clairvoyance (the ability to see into spiritual realms) and clairaudience (the capacity to hear communications from the realms of spirit). With the present transition, we will all learn to communicate with the Ascended Masters and Galactic Federation. They will be visible to us.
Some Earth humans possess the capacity to channel communications from the realms of spirit. It is up to each of us to discern for ourselves whether or not the abundance of channeled material now available to us reveals ever-expanding Truth. It is foolish to ignore all channeled material because we are afraid to discern for ourselves. The ability to discern Truth is an essential ingredient in spiritual maturity. Fear has no place in the spiritually awakened consciousness.
Once more, let us consider our benchmarks. Do we find channeled material in the Bible? Yes. Did Jesus engage in channeling? Yes. The Old Testament prophets began their messages to the Israelites with the words: “Thus says the Lord.” Their messages were channeled from “the Lord.” Moses channeled the Ten Commandments while on the mountaintop. Joseph channeled the interpretation of the Egyptian Pharoah’s dreams.
Channeling continues in the New Testament. Jesus repeatedly told his disciples: “I did not speak of myself; but the Father who sent me, he commanded me what to say and what to speak” (John 12:49). Jesus channeled the Father’s words. What did Jesus teach us regarding channeling? Listen to his words: “I declare what I have seen in the Father’s presence; as for you, you should do what you have heard from the Father” (John 8:38). Again the words of Jesus: “The Comforter, the Holy Spirit, whom my Father will send in my name, he will teach you everything, and remind you of everything that I have said to you” (John 14:26). As we listen to the Holy Spirit’s teachings and share them, we are channeling. What we call “an inspired message” by a speaker is a channeled message—Spirit speaks to us via another human being.
Does Jesus use channeling as a means of speaking to Earth humans? In Revelation 1:1-2, we find that Jesus revealed the prophecies found therein by sending an angel to John. The angel dictated to John the book of Revelation. Revelation is channeled information. Thus, the Bible and Jesus verify and exhibit the process of channeling information to Earth humans from the realms of spirit.
Today, much of the channeled information reveals the presence of spirit guides, Ascended Masters, angels, Archangels, and galactic beings who seek out Earth humans possessing the capacity to channel their teachings or messages. These spirit beings regularly work with Earth humans while we sleep. During our sleep, we journey to Temples and Retreat Centers located on Earth’s etheric plane to receive healing, encouragement, teaching, and transmutation of negativity within our energy fields. In the past, these Temples and Retreat Centers were located on the physical plane. However, as Earth humans chose darkness over Light, these glorious structures had to be lifted to the higher vibrations of Earth’s etheric plane.
The next stage of spiritual evolution for us, as Earth humans, is to become fully conscious Ascended Masters. Many Ascended Masters choose to continue their spiritual evolution by serving humanity from the realms of spirit. Those who do so are often affiliated with the etheric Temples and Retreats to which we journey during sleep. These Ascended Masters would like for us to communicate and work cooperatively with them on a conscious level. We can learn to do so by deliberately requesting, during meditation, to journey to one of the Temples or Retreats. We can also call to an Ascended Master in order to seek guidance and encouragement.
Jesus, Mary of Magdala (now Nada), and Mary, the mother of Jesus are Ascended Masters who work closely with humanity. St. Francis of Assisi is now Ascended Master Kuthumi. Joseph, the Earth plane father of Jesus, is now St. Germain and the Ascended Master heading the New Aquarian Age. Charles Fillmore, the founder of Unity School of Christianity, knew himself to be a reincarnation of the Apostle Paul. The Apostle Paul is now the Ascended Master Hilarion.
Does the Bible and Jesus—as our benchmarks—uphold this channeled information concerning the presence of Ascended Masters? Think back to the time of Jesus’ Transfiguration. Three of his disciples—Peter, James, and John—watched as Jesus went into meditation and conversed with Moses and Elijah, then and now Ascended Masters serving Earth humans. Jesus talked with Moses and Elijah just as we can learn to consciously discuss, with the Ascended Masters, the divine plan for our lives.
Why have a Wayshower and Sacred Text? Does the Bible contain verification of ever-expanding Truth?
Probably… hidden within the layers of symbolic language and inner meaning. However, its value to us, as a benchmark for discerning Truth, is not dependent upon every portion of Truth being present therein. Instead, the Bible and the life of Jesus reveal basic truths that allow us to intuit for ourselves the truthfulness of whatever we read and hear. Both offer a firm foundation upon which to seek and determine our own concept of Truth. As we do so, we grow in conscious awareness and spiritual maturity. With the Bible as a sacred text and Jesus as a Wayshower, we are destined to progress on our spiritual journey and to consciously communicate with the Ascended Masters and our galactic family while we reside on Earth and evolve into galactic humans.
The lesson series entitled “If Jesus Is A Wayshower, What Did He Show Us?” is offered as one means to assist you on the next stage of your spiritual journey.
UNITY’S PRAYER OF PROTECTION
Posted on September 8, 2010 by Nancy B. Detweiler