Welcome to the year of Unconditional LOVE as we start TODAY to allocate 7 Minutes a day for 7 weeks focusing on 7 chakras.

Suzanne Lie - LOVE

“Dear Readers,

Welcome to the year of Unconditional LOVE as we start TODAY to allocate 7 Minutes a day for 7 weeks focusing on 7 chakras.
 
Let’s build the unity consciousness that is necessary to birth our New Earth by sharing our process of loving ourselves unconditionally with others.  As we experience loving ourselves unconditionally with others, we also share our unconditional love.
Thank you everyone for your emails of support for this process. I know that I would really love to hear how you are doing with your process of loving your self UNCONDITIONALLY.
You can share your process for each of the seven different chakras in the blog in which the chakra was introduced. Your process is important to us all because we are ALL returning to our true SELF.
Blessings and Unconditional love for you all.
~Sue

 

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MEDITATIVE PRAYER

MEDITATIVE PRAYER

Nancy Detweiler, M.Ed., M. Div.

  Be still, and know that I am God.”  Psalm 46:10

        The Hebrew words in this verse can be translated in a variety of ways, all of which enhance its meaning.

                Cease from labor, and experience God.

                Sit still, and perceive God.

                Rest, and gain knowledge of God.

                Rest from labor, and find out about God.

Lamsa translates the Aramaic of the Peshitta to read:  Repent, and know that I am God.”

Meditative prayer is different from the traditional concept of prayer, which is usually considered “talking to God.”  Meditative prayer is attuning to God in order to view life through God’s eyes.  During this meditative prayer, we can affirm perfect health, the perfect vocation or relationship, and the perfect unfolding of whatever situation concerns us.  These affirmations (or positive statements) are made with the request that all be done in accordance with Divine Will and the highest good for everyone concerned.  Meditative prayer recognizes the essential ingredient that Jesus taught in Mark 11:24:  Anything you pray for and ask, believe that you will receive it, and it will be done for you.”  I would like to add another perspective to prayer.

Elizabeth Claire Prophet’s Divine Self Chart

       We see depicted in the Divine Self Chart multiple bodies combining to create our multi-dimensional being.  Our lower self consists of the physical, etheric, emotional, and mental bodies.  A measure of spiritual maturity is required in order to be consciously aware of our higher bodies, which include the Christ Self and the I AM PRESENCE.  The Christ Self is also referred to as the Higher (or Intuitive) Mind and the Higher Self.  The soul resides at the Christ Self level and our indwelling God is the part of our being called the I AM PRESENCE.  Thus, in our entirety, we exist on seven ascending vibratory or dimensional levels.  As we awaken spiritually, we attune gradually to the higher vibrations of our being.

During prayer, most of us envision some type of entity to whom we are praying:  God, Spirit, or a Higher Being.  Though we may know better than to personify God as the “man upstairs,” we still tend to think of this Being as separate from us, even while we intellectually affirm “I am one with God.”  We pray to “something larger than ourselves.”  A new perspective would be to recognize that we are praying to parts of ourselves:  our Christ Self and our I AM PRESENCE—the part of us that is God.

The Christ Self acts as the mediator between the lower self and the I AM PRESENCE.  Through our I AM PRESENCE, we are connected to all that is … we are one with God … we have access to the fulfillment of all our needs.  God is a part of us; we are a part of God.  For example:  When we say,  “there is no pain” … “there is no evil” … “there is no lack,” we are referring to the conditions on the I AM PRESENCE dimensional level.  These statements of Truth reveal the potential for perfection that is ours as we attune to our Christ Self and I AM PRESENCE.  They are not meant to lead us into denying the conditions experienced on the vibratory level of our physical, emotional, and lower mental (intellectual) bodies.  The lower mental body signifies our Intellect, which seeks tangible, visible proof on the physical plane.  The Higher Mental body is our Intuition, which knows Truth because it is attuned to the 5th or higher dimensions of perfection and enters our knowing through one of the higher chakras:  heart, third eye, or crown chakra.

WARNING:  Intuition is not to be confused with a psychic capacity.  Many psychic experiences can come from the astral plane through the solar plexus chakra.  The astral plane is not a plane of perfection and many misguided messages can come from this plane.

The physical, emotional, and lower mental states of humanity are our instruments for spiritual evolvement.  They allow us to learn the arts of forgiveness, self-discipline, using our freewill to choose the Good, compassion, and selflessness.  It would be a much slower process to learn these skills in a paradise world.  That’s why Adam and Eve left the Garden of Eden.  They, as representatives of Earth’s humanity, chose to know both good and evil—to reside on the plane of duality.  Humanity would now evolve into gods and goddesses by learning to live in the world with all its temptations, while choosing only the Good.  In this manner, we become gods and goddesses via our own freewill choice and self-discipline.  We develop our capacity for wisdom, power, and love through the process of trial and error.  We undergo the initiations of Jesus, a Wayshower, as revealed in the article entitled Ascension at:  http://www.pathwaytoascension.com/ascension.html  Otherwise, the human kingdom would be like the angelic kingdom.

Angels know only perfection.  Wherever they belong in the angelic hierarchy, they do the bidding of those with authority over them.  They do not individualize to the extent human beings do.  (As I write these words, I am told by Spirit that this statement is as close to the Truth about angels as we can comprehend; however, it is not the complete Truth.  Hopefully, all of us know that we perceive Truth at the level at which our human minds are capable.  Comparatively speaking, humanity’s knowledge and understanding is miniscule.)

Charles Fillmore describes this process of becoming gods and goddesses in his chapter on “Reincarnation” in The Essential Charles FillmoreLife is continuous and in harmony with the wholeness of Being only when it is expressed in a perfect body; hence man must have a body in order to gain an abiding consciousness of life.  Through repeated trials at living, man is finding out that he must learn to control the issues of life in his body …. The personal man with all his limitations, all his relations, must give way to the universal, the Christ man.”  Thus, to attune to and affirm perfection does not mean that we deny physical plane limitations; but that we strive to lift our consciousness to the level of perfection and learn to manifest that perfection in our physical plane lives as Jesus did.

How did Jesus do so?  Read the four gospels:  Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.  We find Jesus fulfilling the prerequisites detailed in the various translations of Be still, and know that I am God.”  He separated from the crowds and his disciples and spent time alone, attuning to the vibration of his I AM PRESENCE or, in his words, the Father within me.”  He spent entire nights in meditative prayer.  We, too, are to fulfill the prerequisites of prayer and meditation.

We are to cease our labors.  The western culture exalts the type A lifestyle with its frenzy of constant activity.  Society teaches us:  successful persons live a busy life.  How else can we be successful?   How else can we fulfill the myriad requirements placed upon us by the various roles we play?  Jesus did so by ceasing his labors, leaving the crowds of people clamoring for his attention, and spending time in meditative prayer.

We are to rest, to sit still.  Even though Brother Lawrence’s concept of “practicing the presence” is a marvelous tool for spiritual attunement, the Psalmist is indicating something different.  To rest or sit still means to set aside everything else and “be still.”  On the seventh day, God rested … God created the Sabbath for a day of rest.  This period of rest is an integral part of the cycle of creation and life.  It is the time that culminates in completion.  The number vibration of seven signifies completion.  In other words, when we omit the Sabbath—meaning regular periods of rest or being still and attuning to God—we fail to complete our purpose for incarnating on the physical plane of duality.  Our activity on the physical plane is to realize completion by sitting still and resting within the energy of our I AM PRESENCE.  We are replenished and healed as we attune to that level of ourselves that abides in perfection and love.  It is within this energy that we receive the answer to all prayers.  Herein, we assimilate perfection so that we can manifest it within our daily lives.

We are to repent, meaning to do an “about-face.”  We are to turn from involvement in the world and to look toward our I AM PRESENCE.  For it is only as we concentrate our attention on our I AM PRESENCE that we can accomplish the remaining imperatives put forth by the Psalmist.

In the quietude of resting and sitting still, we are to experience God.  Again, I find the diagram of our Divine Self helpful.  Although our seven bodies are actually interpenetrated rather than stacked one on top of the other, it is informative to visualize in meditation the cord of light extending downward from the I AM PRESENCE, thru the Christ Self, and into our lower bodies through the crown chakra.  In this manner, we begin to get a sense of our entire being.  We experience God as part of ourselves when we lift our consciousness to the I AM PRESENCE level, if only for a split second.

Be still, and know that I am God can be read metaphysically as:  Be still and know your I AM PRESENCE.  The Hebrew word translated to know can mean to know on an intimate level physically.  To know our I AM PRESENCE intimately is to merge consciously with our indwelling God.  As we merge our lower being with our Higher Being, we experience God.  We can begin to view life from God’s perspective.  Often, what we realize is that the very situations in our lives that we are resisting are the vehicles for our greatest growth.  With this insight, we can stop resisting the situations and see within them the perfect unfolding of Divine Order.  We realize that what appears to be imperfection on the physical plane can be the perfect vehicle for our spiritual growth.  For example:  Charles Fillmore appeared to lack a perfect physical body. One leg was shorter than the other.  However, this appearance of imperfection ended up being the perfect means for urging him to merge with his I AM PRESENCE and to bring the consciousness of a perfect limb into his physical plane awareness.  As a result, Fillmore increased the length of his leg by several inches.  This healing of self led him into the establishment of a healing prayer ministry that is now known throughout the planet as Silent Unity.  Thousands of persons have received healing.  What appeared as imperfection on the physical plane was, in actuality, the perfect vehicle for the creation of the Unity Movement.  The avenues for perfection may surprise us!

We are to gain knowledge of our I AM PRESENCE.  As we sit in meditative prayer and experience our I AM PRESENCE, we come to know that we are connected to all that is.  We can pray for others by merging our conscious awareness with our I AM PRESENCE, then allowing our attention to expand into the I AM PRESENCES of those for whom we are praying.  As we sit still at this level of perfection within ourselves and others, we can then affirm perfection manifesting within the physical and emotional bodies of all concerned.  We see and feel that perfection.  Our prayers are answered as we concentrate on the perfection that already exists within all of us.  The I AM PRESENCE can know only perfection.  Therefore, at this vibratory level of our being, perfection is all that is.

Rest from labor, and find out about God becomes an exciting adventure is self-discovery.  We are the Being to whom we pray.  We are the answers to our own prayers.

BENEDICTION

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”  Romans 15:13

PURIFICATION IN PREPARATION FOR ASCENSION

PURIFICATION IN PREPARATION FOR ASCENSION

Nancy Detweiler, M.Ed., M.Div.

With Italicized Excerpts from A.D.K. Luk’s

The Law of Life & Teachings By Divine Beings

       During the Golden Ages of eons past, glorious Temples and Retreats existed on the surface of Earth.  However, as Earth humans chose to create the violent—violent in word, thought, and action—world in which we now live, the physical plane vibrations became too low for the Temples and Retreats to remain on Earth’s surface.  They now exist on the etheric plane surrounding Earth.

These magnificent Temples and Retreats are still available for Earth humans during sleep and meditation.   

We all go to at least one of these Temples each year on New Year’s Eve.  I insert a description of the New Year’s Eve Ceremony in the Temple of Karma, located on the etheric plane.

Lord Maha Chohan – December 7, 1952

“One of the most beautiful activities connected with the closing of the yearly cycle is the mystic ceremony whereby the Lords of Karma close the individual Book of Life for every lifestream in embodiment upon the Earth during the 12-month period that has passed.

 

       This ceremonial takes place on the last evening of the old year in the Great Temple of Karma located within the Etheric Belt.  [Later the ceremony was moved to the Teton Retreat.]  It is a particular service for embodied individuals and, although it includes those who had any portion of embodiment within the year, it does not include the discarnates or those who have not had an active earth experience for one hour or so during the 12 months.  This is the merciful Office of the Karmic Board and is performed in order to allow the lifestreams of the race to be freed from a portion of the errors and mistakes of the past year made, not so much through willful disobedience to the Law as through lack of discernment, discretion and discrimination.  In other words, the mitigation of evil effects relate only to those whose causes are motivated with no evil intent but which, nevertheless, ofttimes produce unnecessary confusion and distress in their wake.

 

       Almost a quarter of the karmic legacy of the race is caused through blundering rather than willful disobedience of the unseen or manifest Law, and the mercy of the Karmic Board, from the beginning of mankind’s experiment with the Law of Cause and Effect, has always allowed, at the close of the year, this merciful melting away of the karmic punishments due to this laxity, which accounts for the lightness with which individuals enter the New Year—filled with hope, resolutions and a strongly embedded desire to improve upon their nature, character, and manifest expression.

 

       There are nearly four billion souls who come under this beneficient mercy of the Karmic Board during this ceremonial.  Each lifestream, from the ignorant savage to the most elect and select student, passes through the Halls of Karma and his load is lightened according to the intent of his motives during the past 12 months.  Thus, all are enabled to enter joyously into the New Year Councils and receive the greatest possible benefit from the directive energies of the Master Beings Who set up the Keynote for the coming year.

 

       After the Lords of Karma have measured the Light of the lifestreams, each one is then placed within the ceremonial Fire of purification which is projected and sustained under the direction of the beloved Master Saint Germain with the help and sustenance of the Angelic Kingdom and the Initiates who are educated in the direction and sustenance of the Sacred Fire in Its purifying aspect.  Thus, consciously or unconsciously, every lifestream upon the planet tastes and experiences within his own body the purifying action of the Seventh Ray at the close of each year, and the soul and the inner bodies step forth from this purification with a greater opportunity for progress and less accumulation of a binding nature.  It must be understood that each lifestream receives the ultimate amount of mercy and grace that his own merit for the past year has allowed him.  This is the Comfort and Mercy extended by the Creator….” 

Lord Maha Chohan, January 1955

“There are no words to describe the compassion of that Forgiving Love of the Cosmic Christ into which the soul of every lifestream upon the planet were consciously drawn that their karma might be lessened, and that they may step forth into the pulsation of the New Year with a new opportunity to find mercy, and through mercy, peace.

 

       The Great Audience Chamber [at the Teton Retreat] was completely decorated in all the variegated tones of the Purple Ray, from the most delicate pink violet and blue violet to the rich deep purples which represent the most concentrated essence of that Flame of Mercy, Forgiveness, and Compassion.  The velvet chair backs and cushions were all a royal purple, embroidered in gold, and Masters and visiting Guests wore robes of the varying degrees of the purple color tone representative of Their particular activity in connection with the Flame of Mercy.

 

       A moment or two before the Ceremony commenced the Lords of Karma took Their places in the atmosphere above the high Altar.  They also wore Their Robes of State, with seven-pointed Crowns upon Their heads richly encrusted with diamonds and amethysts.

 

       The Silent Watcher standing with Arcturus high in the atmosphere above the mountain, bathed the entire locality in the substance of the Violet Light which flowed from His Luminous Body like a beautiful garment of the finest of chiffon that has yet a softly luminous quality in its gentle radiance.

 

       The Master Saint Germain, at the moment of the invocation, charged into the atmosphere directly in front of the Altar (before which he stood) a flash of Flame from His heart, head, and hand.  This became the initial impulse for the Flame of Mercy through which the mankind of Earth then did pass.  From the center of this Flame petals unfolded, until a great Lotus Flower was formed, its purple petals extending the full width of the side platform.  This beautiful Thought-Form was at first transparent, made of a gossamer substance, but which continued to intensify and condense until it formed at last a fairly wide pathway which could be observed by the Lords of Karma Who were facing the audience, as well as by the audience itself.  This beautiful Lotus pathway was suspended in the atmosphere by a gently curved band of purple Light which was anchored through the Violet archways at each end of the platform.

 

       The Goddess of Justice, as Spokesman for the Lords of Karma, then began to call the roll of mankind.  As their names were called, they passed through the archway of violets up onto this pathway of Purple Flame, accompanied by their Sponsors (if they were conscious chelas) and by their Guardian Angels it they were among the masses.

 

       As each one stood for a moment in the very heart of the Lotus Flame, the motive which prompted the creation of the karma for the passing year was examined, and as much of that karma was wiped away as the motive within the consciousness allowed.

 

       A steady stream of souls thus proceeded across this Flaming Pathway of Mercy and down the further side joining the Assembly, if they were students of Light, or returning to their various homes if they were not yet awakened to the inner life….  The mass of the people is passed through speedily, but the students of Light receive individual attention and assistance.

 

       After the completion of this exquisite Ceremony, the Lotus Flame was expanded out over the entire Assembly and then, through Their cooperative endeavor, it flowed outward and covered the entire Earth with Its merciful and forgiving radiance.

 

       After the completion of this purifying activity, mankind is prepared to receive the impetus of the Spirit Who is to ensoul the coming year, and the Thought-Form which will be the directing Intelligence.

 

       May each and every one of you experience in your feelings the uplifting grace and the joyous release which the participation in this exquisite Ceremony of Compassion and Mercy imparts….

 

       Man would do well to carry with him in the days ahead the feeling of hope.  If you could seize upon the purification and try to live in the New Year as if there had never been an old, the limitations and evils would drop away because they are not eternal, and only the good from the past year would endure and become a mantle of fragrance around you.  Be master of your energy, and do not allow your thought and feeling centers to reproduce in your world the manifestations that brought unhappiness to you in the past.  Use that energy to paint constructive pictures.”

Kwan Yin, December 1956

“So through the month of December, the entire planet is bathed in the Violet Fire of Freedom’s Love.  This activity is produced and sustained by the Salamanders of the Violet Fire, most magnificent beings who wear robes from the delicate pink to the deepest purple, the great Angels of the Violet Fire representing My Own Legions of Mercy and those of beloved Saint Germain and lovely Portia [twin flame to St. Germain], beloved mighty Arcturus, glorious Diana, Mighty Zadkiel and Holy Amethyst.”

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       As we prepare for ascension in 2012, purification is essential.  At this stage in 2011, we are experiencing a variety of physical conditions due to the multiple changes taking place because our bodies are becoming more crystalline.  Many of these conditions will last for a short while, then, disappear.  If some persist, you may choose to be evaluated by a medical professional.

An excellent way to lessen the impact of our bodily changes is to regularly use the Purple Transmuting Flame.  Before using the Flame, I strongly suggest that you seek more information regarding how to use it.  You may learn more on my Blog:

https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2010/12/05/the-purple-transmuting-flame-a-means-of-grace-for-the-21st-century/

The Divine Self as depicted by Elizabeth Claire Prophet

The physical body is surrounded by the Purple Transmuting Flame

       You may use the Purple Transmuting Flame during meditation and/or during sleep.  Archangel Zadkiel is in charge of the etheric Temple of Purification.  “The Blue Danube” by Strauss is attuned to the vibrations within the Temple of Purification.

Before going to sleep:  Call to Archangel Zadkiel to take you to the Temple of Purification for transmutation according to your Highest Good.  There your etheric, emotional, and lower mental bodies will be cleansing under the supervision of Archangel Zadkiel and his priests and priestesses.

According to Master Morya in The Law of Life, the Temple of Purification is a very large circular building, created out of pure amethysts.  Its dome is crowned with a life-size golden figure of Archaii Amethyst, about seven feet in height.  An altar, located in the center of the Temple, is also built of pure amethysts.  On the altar burns a Focus of the Violet Flame, attended to by the priests and priestesses, who “invoke, sustain and project this purifying essence of Violet Flame into the atmosphere of Earth.”

“Rhythm of invocation, constancy of devotion to the magnetization, sustenance, and expansion of the Violet Flame through meditation, contemplation, song and decree, [are] the fundamental principles of the teachers of The Temples of Lord Zadkiel.”

 

Kuthumi, April 21, 1956

        “Into that lake of Violet Fire every soul belonging to this planet steps before the end of the year, and each one is literally baptized, so to speak, in Its purifying essence….  This submergence of the entire body is performed very gently, three times, and then they are led out and given into the charge of the Angels of Protection Who return the soul to the body; staying with it until there comes a certain sense of relief and release from the pressures of the past year….  When it comes to conscious chelas, there is the cooperation of the mental and emotional bodies and these souls enter the Sacred Fire with a realization of what It can do.  Therefore, you may, while this activity of mercy goes on, bathe within this purifying Flame, not once, but often.  The Angelic Host will welcome you back as often as you care to come.  There is no such thing in the Ascended Masters’ Realm as weariness, exhaustion, or depletion in service.  Every time you come for a blessing, They are more happy than before, so just utilize the opportunity with all the power at your command, and remember that the Violet Fire is there through the life energy of the beloved Kwan Yin, Saint Germain, beloved Zadkiel and Amethyst….  The energies that you consciously purify become immediately part of your own Causal Body [those circles around the symbol for your I AM PRESENCE on the Divine Self chart] and then your Christ Self  [symbolized by the middle figure on the Divine Self chart], according to Its wisdom, charges back into the vehicle of expression that needs them most.  You come under a specific dispensation of the Cosmic Law.”

 

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In Meditation:  First of all, don’t be concerned if you do not see with your inner eye (the Third Eye Chakra) what you are visualizing.  Not seeing does not mean the action requested is not taking place.  Think of an electric fan – once turned on, you cannot see the spokes, but you can feel the energy in the form of cooling air coming forth.  It is the same with work being done on the etheric plane.

I suggest recording “The Blue Danube” on an empty CD—empty so the next song, applause, or speaking do not interrupt your meditation when the piece ends.  If you do not have access to “The Blue Danube,” this recording on YouTube will allow you to get started:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wc8X7zJuVBU   You might also like to record in your own voice the following meditation, inserting the music in the appropriate place.

Sample Meditation:  Call to Archangel Zadkiel to transport you to the Temple of Purification………

Visualize yourself entering a circular Temple ………… accompanied by Archangel Zadkiel ………  As you enter, look around…………..  The walls of the sanctuary are made of pure amethyst ……………….

Though there are no light fixtures, the Temple is filled with a soft, glowing light that seems to enfold you with love ………………..  You are welcome here…………………………..

A low altar, also made of pure amethyst, sits in the center of the sanctuary ……………….  A Purple Transmuting Flame is cradled on this altar ……………  Archangel Zadkiel invites you to sit on one of the white cushions placed around the altar………….

You have come to this temple to be purified by the flame …………  to be healed by the music ………….. and the loving presence of Archangel Zadkiel ………………. He will direct the purification process, so sit comfortably and listen to the music …………………………

If you have a particular concern related to yourself, you may want to share it with Archangel Zadkiel, asking for healing of the concern according to your Highest Good …………..

Later, if you feel led to do so, you may visualize yourself  standing and dancing around the Temple……………….

Play “The Blue Danube” while you remain in meditation.

At the end of the music: …….. Archangel Zadkiel is blessing you now……………………………

Rise and take one last glance around this magnificent amethyst Temple……………..  Giving thanks to Archangel Zadkiel, visualize yourself leaving the Temple …………. Return your conscious awareness to the room in which your physical body sits ……………… Open your eyes as you are ready.

Using this meditative purification exercise daily will assist greatly in your preparation for Ascension.  

THE INTERFACING OF DIMENSIONS AS WE PROCEED TOWARD ASCENSION

The Interfacing of Dimensions As We Proceed Toward Ascension

Nancy B. Detweiler, M.Ed., M.Div.

       The majority of Earth humans approach the 2011-2012 ascension process with a concept of life and relationships that characterizes our daily lives on the 3rd dimension.  We orient our lives around societal laws and religions created by fallible human beings.  Although Earth humans have received teachings from Ascended Masters, we very quickly misconstrued them to a point of non-recognition. We most often understand life through the 3rd dimensional physical senses—we believe what we can see, touch, hear, smell, taste, or intellectually perceive.  This severely restricts our comprehension of life, life’s meaning, and our true selves.

The 3rd dimension is the plane of duality—the plane on which we learn life’s lessons by experiencing both good and evil, light and darkness.  It is the plane of illusions … a temporary plane on which we live through the karma of our own making.

Heretofore, Planet Earth’s 3rd dimension has served as our schoolhouse; it has granted us the opportunity to balance the negative karma we have incurred during our numerous lives of residing on this plane of duality.

While living on the 3rd dimension, we have forgotten who we truly are and that the only way to comprehend Truth is through the Higher or Intuitive Mind.  The Intuitive Mind is our gateway to the higher dimensions.

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Through the years, many Earth residents have awakened to the 4th dimension—the emotional plane.  Metaphysicians call the 4th dimension the astral plane; the Catholic Church refers to this 4th dimension as purgatory.  At this point in Earth time, most souls depart the physical body and return to the astral plane level with which their degree of spiritual maturity finds resonance.

Astral plane levels range from the very negative hellish regions to the very beautiful.  The one characteristic that relates to all levels of the astral plane is that purification is the goal.  Souls reside on the astral plane until there is no negativity remaining in their auric field.  This means that Earth humans can contact and be contacted by souls living on the astral plane.  In fact, this soul contact is the means by which we have gained knowledge of the astral plane.

We have only to search the internet to find examples of Earth humans’ communication with souls on the astral plane through near death experiences, channeling, séances, and a variety of divination techniques.  Many of our loved ones and spirit guides reside on the upper levels of the astral plane, where negativity has been largely transmuted.  A part of the purification process while on the astral plane is service to others.

For example:  A group of former physical plane doctors may choose to serve from the astral plane by assisting members of a meditative healing group residing on the 3rd dimension.  This joint effort is an interfacing of the 3rd and 4th dimensions.  Communication is telepathic.  Healing techniques vary from psychic surgery – to – members holding the light while the astral plane doctors work on the patient’s etheric body – to energetic healing that often involves a physical plane modality in combination with the guidance of the doctors.

Another type of interfacing with the 4th dimension can involve assisting earthbound souls to move toward the light.  The TV show “Ghost Whisperer” illustrates this well.

A very comforting, but often ignored or ridiculed, means of interfacing with the 4th dimension is the capacity to telepathically communicate with our loved ones who have recently shed the physical body.  Especially while in grieving, we are vulnerable and open.  This openness can result in feeling the presence of our loved ones, receiving telepathic messages, and clairvoyant sightings.

Young children may have what our 3rd dimensional world calls an imaginary playmate.  In Truth, this is simply another example of dimensional interfacing—one child is in physical incarnation, the other remains on the astral plane, but within close proximity.  Deep love/friendship for each other would be the connecting force.  Soul contracts may also involve the reunion of these playmates at some point in the present incarnation.

For the most part, our 3rd dimensional society treats the above examples with a mixture of disbelief, laughter, bullying, and outright accusations of insanity.  Peer pressure holds us in line with a culture that functions on the basis of humanity not knowing its true identity, inner power, or innate skills.

As a result of our lack of knowledge, the interfacing of 3rd and 4th dimensions may involve negative, even frightening contact between souls that are lost in a maze of negativity and ignorance of their true identities.  The 3rd dimension entertainment media thrives on presenting this lower type contact with the 4th dimension.  For whatever reason, many persons enjoy being frightened via horror movies.  They seem to convince themselves that the stories are not real and cannot be real.  At the very least, having this negative, often extremely violent, energy penetrate our auric fields is of no benefit and can be harmful.  The only reason anyone would choose to deliberately allow this lower energy entrance into the auric field would be lack of knowledge that we are individual temples of God, far greater than we know.

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Another facet of this interfacing with the 4th dimension is the attunement to spiritual guides residing on the upper levels of the astral plane.  Many who meditate to achieve this attunement tend to do so through the solar plexus chakra, located near the navel.  It is easy to make contact with the astral plane when meditating through the solar plexus.  Much good exists on the upper levels of the astral plane and many souls residing there desire to serve humanity.  Although this contact with service-to-others souls can be very helpful, it is not the ultimate toward which we need to aim.

The astral plane can also be a plane of illusions; various degrees of negativity are present.  Thus the degree of helpfulness found there will depend upon the spiritual maturity of each soul.  Earth humans need to demand that only those who work in the Light make contact with them.  Otherwise, many may be fooled into thinking a “spirit guide” is spiritually capable of serving in that capacity, when the reverse may be true.

Ego plays a huge role here.  Our ego thrives on receiving attention, respect, even honor for being one who is capable of attuning to other dimensions of reality.  The ego will trip us every time.  It sets us up for being used by lower entities who will lie to us and to the ones we may very sincerely desire to help.

Holistic growth—physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual—is required in order to raise our consciousness to the 5th dimension and above.  We cannot skip stages in spiritual growth.  We have to do the self-disciplined work … we have to purify … we have to stand up and walk as one who is healed by Spirit … we have to learn who we truly are.  Holistic growth allows us to communicate telepathically with the 5th dimension and to channel through the crown chakra into our heart’s sanctuary.  We then speak from the heart with love.

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Interfacing 3rd with 4th dimension has become fairly commonplace within the last century.  Many have adjusted to the truth of life after death, reincarnation as a means to balance our negative karma, and the possibility of telepathic communication with those residing on the astral plane.

It is as the 5th dimension begins to interface with our present stance as spirit beings, preparing to ascend en masse with Mother Earth, that the unanswered questions appear.  2011 – 2012 and beyond present us with a growth process for which we have no precedent.

All of us residing on Earth, and planets throughout the cosmos, descended from the heart of Creator God into individualized form.  We all have experienced the realms of unspeakable love and beauty—that realm is our true home.  Throughout eons of time, some of us chose involution into slower vibrations.  We wanted to experiment … to experience life in a variety of settings and on numerous planets.  Many continued the involutionary process until we reached the density of the 3rd dimension.  It is important to keep in mind that our souls descended to this level by freewill choice.  We did not originate here.  However, we did create negative karma that must be balanced on either the 3rd or 4th dimensions in order to ascend to the higher realms.

Humanity is now engaged in the process of evolving upward … in climbing Jacob’s ladder to the higher dimensions from which we descended.  As we climb the ladder upward, we gradually become attuned to the 4th dimension, then the 5th dimension.  As we do so, we encounter the necessity to live within two worlds.

This living within two worlds (or two dimensions) is the part for which we have no precedence.  Heretofore, those souls who chose to involute into the 3rd dimension have lived on that plane until they left the physical body for the 4th dimension through a process we call death.  There was very little simultaneous conscious awareness of the two dimensions.  For those aware of both dimensions, it was not that hard to adjust to the differences because both contain the very loving and the very lost souls.

As we gain attunement to the 5th dimension while residing physically on the 3rd, the differences are staggering and the adjustment much more challenging.  No negativity can exist on the 5th dimension, while negativity is rampant on the 3rd.  What we consider love on the 3rd dimension is tainted with distortions:  selfish love, possessive love, needy love, sexual love, co-dependent love … on and on.  What we call unconditional love on the 3rd dimension is better defined as acceptance of the loved one and his/her foibles, with no attempt to change.

On the 5th dimension and above, love is unconditional.  5th dimension re-introduces us to life characterized by pure love.  Who we are as unique expressions of God energy is totally accepted, appreciated, and encouraged.  Competition is non-existent; there are no losers.

A recent meditative vision opened my awareness to life on the 5th dimension with a depth that I am still attempting to fathom.  As you can read in my article entitled “A Twin Flame Story,” my Twin Flame and I have worked together during my present incarnation for the past fifteen years.  As I explain in the article, he chose to incarnate on Earth very few times, while I have done so numerous times.  Our home base for this stage of our evolution is the planet Venus, a 5th dimensional planet.   I was somewhat consciously familiar with life on Venus just by being associated with my Twin Flame.  Nevertheless, this meditative vision left me without words to adequately describe it.

In this vision, I was standing on a hill amidst indescribably beautiful iridescent colors that seem to float in the air.  I looked down to see a little girl … I was holding her hand.  We both saw a male figure appear at the bottom of the hill and recognized him.  Hand in hand, we gleefully ran down the hill and into the arms of Uriel (my Twin Flame, not the Archangel Uriel).  In that moment I knew that we were a family unit.  The love energy enfolding us was that of ecstasy with no prickly buts about it.  There was absolutely no fear of this love ever fading or disappearing.  This love was eternal and we knew it.  Uriel and I gazed upon our little girl and rejoiced.  Father, mother, and child … a cosmic triangle.

A cosmic triangle … all three sides of a triangle are equal.  On the 5th dimension, children are honored and given every opportunity to unfold into a lovely, unique flower without scars.

One way in which we are presently witnessing the interfacing of 3rd dimension with 5th dimension is through the extraordinary children coming to us.  We call them star children, indigo children, crystal children … they are coming to assist Earth humans to ascend to the 5th dimension.  They arrive with the knowledge of how to live in two worlds.  For us, the task can be more challenging.

Once we have tasted the pure, unconditional love of the 5th dimension, life on the 3rd dimension appears colorless.  Nothing here can compare.  Still, we must carry on with our 3rd dimensional responsibilities.

While residing on 3rd dimension, the majority of our relationships are determined by karma and the soul’s contract.  We are playing roles for each other that enable us to balance karma and to provide a learning environment.  For this reason, most relationships are challenging in one way or another.  Attuned only to the 3rd dimension, we accept these challenges as facts of life and hopefully learn to work positively with them.

In 2011, it is especially important to heal all types of relationships to the best of our ability.  We cannot move forward carrying residual karma with us.  Of course, we cannot force others to seek healing.  We must do our part and release the situation.  In this way, we cleanse our own energy field.  As we do so, we will attract members of our soul family with whom we can joyfully move forward to the 5th dimension.

As soul families attract each other, a major question arises regarding the meeting of our Twin Flame while we are married.  I speak to this briefly in my article “A Twin Flame Story.”  Since writing that article, a married friend met her Twin Flame in a dream.  He resides on the 5th dimension.  She reports the experience of such intense unconditional love and total acceptance of who she is has transformed her 3rd dimensional marriage.  Now she lives within the energy of her Twin Flame’s total, loving acceptance.  She has released the energetic chains she had wrapped around her husband and he is free.  He is a different person—much happier and more thoughtful of her.  She, too, is happier.  Their marriage continues.

Twin Flames are two parts of the same soul.  Even though we may spend few physical incarnations together, there is a subconscious yearning for our other half.  This subconscious yearning is often converted into energetic chains which we tie around our partner.  We expect our partner to fulfill a yearning that can only be filled by our Twin Flame.  The result is a love with all types of strings attached.

How will we cope with the interfacing of 5th dimension with our 3rd dimensional lives and relationships?  I know intuitively that I was given the vision of Uriel, our child, and me so that I would raise this question in my writings.  This child is the soul of a close friend of mine.  So now I not only know the joy of working with my Twin Flame, but also having a friend with whom I have shared a 5th dimensional family unit.  This is the type of friends we will increasingly meet as we move into 2012 and ascension to the 5th dimension.

We are moving beyond karmic relationships.  If you are married or in a committed partnership, both you and your partner have a Twin Flame.  As we meet our soul family, it is important to remember that the goal is not to create additional karma by the manner in which we handle the interfacing of karmic 3rd dimensional relationships with our 5th dimensional ones.  All persons possess a soul family.  It will be up to each of us to lovingly move forward into reunion with our Twin Flame and soul family.

The reward is an indescribable love that stimulates us to be all that we can be.  As one Twin Flame grows in spiritual maturity, the other Twin Flame is positively impacted.  I cannot imagine willfully choosing any action that would adversely affect my Twin Flame.

Reunion with Twin Flames is a part of the ascension process.  At this point, the majority of Twin Flames reside on different dimensions and planets.  The full consciousness that will be ours in the very near future will bring Twin Flames and soul families together in ways that are loving and create pain for no one.  Full consciousness and the 5th dimension are beyond pain.

Our future is very bright as we climb Jacob’s ladder from 3rd … to 4th … then 5th dimension!

WHERE ARE YOU, GOD? A Metaphysical Interpretation of the Biblical Book of Job

WHERE ARE YOU, GOD?

A Metaphysical Interpretation of the Biblical Book of Job

Nancy B. Detweiler, M.Ed., M.Div.

http://www.pathwaytoascension.com/chapel/index.htm

INTRODUCTION

For thousands of years the biblical Book of Job has fascinated and puzzled scholars and laypersons. The Book itself offers no clues as to its original source and language, its age, or to its authorship. It could easily be said that the Book of Job has received more praise than any other book ever written. Its message is universal and timeless.

The Book of Job’s appearance within the lives of humanity is as mysterious as its probable author, Melchizedek.1 The unknown author of the New Testament book of Hebrews describes Melchizedek: “Without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but resembling the Son of God, he remains a priest forever.”2 Equally mysterious are the layers of symbolism embedded in the Book of Job. Its depths reveal knowledge of the cosmos, esoteric astrology, gematria,3 and ancient mystery religions that is far beyond humanity’s capacity to comprehend at this point in our evolutionary process.

“Job is written in an extremely sophisticated learned Hebrew, with a higher proportion of words unique to itself than any other book of the Hebrew Bible.”4 The Kabbalah teaches that the Hebrew alphabet is alive with mystical meaning and numeric vibrations.5 Ancient Hebrew tradition reveals Melchizedek, King of Salem, taught the Kabbalist Sefer Yetzirah (or Book of Creation) to Abraham.6 If Job was indeed written in Hebrew, its mystical language only adds to the mystery and depths of this ancient classic. If Melchizedek was the author of the Book of Job, we can rest assured that much metaphysical knowledge is embedded therein. Earth humans have not scratched the surface of the hidden wisdom to be found in the Book of Job.

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Our planet’s emergence into the New Aquarian Age will necessitate the recognition that there is far more to life than our five physical senses reveal. We must begin to view life as it truly is-multi-dimensional. Earth humans represent only one of many species of living, intelligent beings within the cosmos. All of creation is interconnected and influences all contained therein. Life on our planet Earth is a microcosm of the cosmic macrocosm, albeit a much less enlightened version.

As Earth humans awaken to the multi-dimensions in which we live, we find that we can communicate with those residing in various realms of existence. We begin to comprehend our interconnectedness and the vibrant life we all share in common. As we look into the night skies, we behold the stars and planets as the Light Beings that they are. They are among the heavenly hosts mentioned so frequently in the Bible. Know that Earth humans are surrounded by numerous species of beings who long to assist us in building an enlightened civilization upon our planet. Awaken to the fact that Earth humans are aware of only the most miniscule amount of knowledge concerning God’s creation.

The New Aquarian Age and the spiritual awakening that is occurring will require the re-creation of our planetary institutions, the re-writing of our books of knowledge, and the re-thinking of our concepts of life. In the distant past, golden civilizations have existed on our planet. With the Sun’s arrival in the constellation of Aquarius, the next 2,166 years are to be characterized by the re-building of a golden civilization on Planet Earth. The chaos we are presently witnessing is but the destruction that precedes the creation of something better.

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The sacred texts of our world religions are far more than we suspect. Since I am familiar with the Bible, I will limit my references to it. For thousands of years, we have referred to the Bible as the inspired Word of God. However, our concept of the Bible has been limited by our own spiritual deadness. We study its surface and think we know the Word of God. We have yet to awaken to the tremendous depths within this sacred text. Layer after layer of symbolism is hidden beneath the surface words. The Bible is a living entity that holds, within its depths, knowledge far beyond our present capacity to comprehend.

I experience a slight hint of its immeasurable depths as I attempt to interpret the Book of Job. Job has held lifelong fascination for me. Yet, I am filled with reverence as I realize that I have only scratched at the surface of its true meaning. I am sure others, like Charles Fillmore, Corrine Heline, and Geoffry Hodson-all of whom sought to interpret the Bible metaphysically-experienced the same awe at such depths of meaning. Surface words have led many astray because we lack the wisdom of the Eye of God to see and the attunement to Spirit to hear the inner messages being conveyed to us through this living Word of God.

The New Aquarian Age marks a time in which the Bible is to be interpreted at increasingly deeper levels. Because this living book contains all Truth, we must interpret it by using the broadest spectrum of Truth available to us at this point in time. Its words stretch into infinity. We must approach it with the humility of one who knows how little Earth humans comprehend the vastness of Truth. No longer can we read the surface and believe we have read the Bible. It is time to move beyond the parameters of any one world religion and to integrate the whole of Truth, as we presently know it, into our interpretation of the Bible. We must recognize the presence of a universe of beings who communicate with us in myriad ways. No longer can we dismiss the ancients as those who were less evolved in their knowledge of the universe and the Truth of Being. Viewing Earth humans as the only living beings in the universe is to achieve the heights of ignorance and spiritual blindness. Rejecting the heavenly hosts as figments of the ancients’ imagination is tantamount to putting God in a 6 ft. box and declaring that it contains all there is to know about the Creator of the cosmos.

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As you read my interpretation of the Book of Job, I affirm your discovery of the many facets of Truth to be found within the Bible. I have included an Appendix in which you may find a portion of esoteric astrology that may be applied to you, the individual reader. I do so in an effort to personalize Job’s story; for in Truth, Job is Everyone. Both my interpretation and the esoteric astrology reflect reincarnation as the path on which each of our souls awaken to and re-integrate into our daily lives the knowledge of our true identity as a Son or Daughter of God.

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I have written Where Are You, God? A Metaphysical Interpretation of Job to be a biblical studies book. The reader will glean much more out of the study by reading the scriptural text along with my interpretation. As you read the Scripture, you are likely to receive insights of your own into the riches of the Book of Job.

Even though the metaphysics included in my interpretation may be unknown to the reader, I encourage you to read with an open mind and the willingness to consider alternative views of life and the spiritual Path.

To read the entire book, go to:  http://www.pathwaytoascension.com/chapel/index.htm

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Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.

Show me thy ways, O Lord;
teach me thy paths.
Lead me in thy truth, and teach me;
for thou art my God and my Saviour;
on thee do I wait all the day.7

 


1 Edgar Cayce, the most scientifically verified intuitive in Western history, unveiled Melchizedek as the author of the Book of Job in Reading #262-55.

2 Hebrews 7:3.

3 Gematria = a complex form of numerology.

4 Edwin M. Good, “Job,”  Harper’s Bible Commentary.  G. Ed. James L. Mays.  San Francisco:  Harper & Row, 1988.  407.

5 John Bonner, Qabalah  A Primer (London:  Skoob Books Publishing, 1995)  xv, xviii.

6 Elizabeth Clare Prophet quoting Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi, Kabbalah:  The Tradition of Hidden Knowledge (New York:  Thames and Hudson, 1980), 32 in her book entitled Kabbalah:  Key to Your Inner Power, 24.

7 Psalm 25:1, 4-5.

THE ASCENSION JOURNEY AS SEEN THROUGH THE LIFE OF JESUS

One Entrance to the Temple Mound in Jerusalem

THE ASCENSION JOURNEY AS SEEN THROUGH THE LIFE OF JESUS

Nancy B. Detweiler, M.Ed, M.Div.

For eons, the spiritual journey of humanity has involved alternating spans of time between life in a physical body and life on the plane of spirit. Living within a physical body entails limitations that do not exist during the intervening periods on the spiritual plane.

When we enter a physical body, we leave behind most memories of prior lifetimes on Earth. By age 4 or 5, most of us have forgotten our experiences on the plane of spirit. The reasons for our soul’s choice to enter another physical body are buried within our subconscious minds. We begin to view the present incarnation as the only time we have, or will, experience life on Earth. Sadly, our societal institutions allow us—even encourage us—to remain in this amnesic state of consciousness. The inevitable result is that we feel separated from God and cut off from the root of our being. Not knowing where our roots extend, we view every part of creation as separate from ourselves. We stand alone on an empty island.

We embark on the process of ascension when we open our conscious awareness to comprehending the truth about ourselves and all of creation. We can never learn all there is to know; however, with each new awareness we ascend into fuller consciousness.

Most persons presently incarnated on Earth have thus far—consciously or unconsciously—chosen to follow “the broad path,” meaning to meander their way into an expanded consciousness. To walk the broad path is permissible and will eventually achieve the same desired goal. On the other hand, many are choosing to tread the “narrow path” that requires a dedicated and conscious intention to pursue a continuing unfolding of higher consciousness—an awareness that extends into the higher realms of spirit and allows for the existence of an unending cosmos of living beings. The narrow path takes us straight up the mountain. The difference in the disciplinary effort involved is easily understood by comparing two approaches to the summit. One, we can choose to slowly walk around and around the mountain, gradually reaching the top, or two, we can climb the strenuous, rocky path straight up the mountain. Either way, all will eventually attain the goal of ascension.

The major events in the life of Jesus reveal the narrow path to ascension. The narrow path is the Way of Initiation and Service to others. Jesus incarnated at the beginning of the Piscean Age to show us the Way on the Path of Initiation. It has taken humanity an entire age (2000+ years) to reach the stage of consciously desiring to ascend into a higher realization of Truth. We now stand on the brink of a tremendous shift in perception. This shift will lift planet Earth and its inhabitants from the 3rd dimensional, physical plane of awareness to the 5th dimensional realization of a New Heaven and a New Earth.

No negativity can enter the 5th dimension. It is for this reason that each of us must walk either the broad path or the narrow path into 5th dimensional consciousness. Ascension takes place as we become beings of Light and Love, attuned to the divinity within, and cognizant that we are One with all that is. Jesus showed us the Way to accomplish this transformation of self by undergoing the 5 Initiations within public view.

Alice Bailey’s book FROM BETHLEHEM TO CALVARY offers an excellent description of the 5 initiations. I highly recommend it.

In ancient times, initiation took place in the temples of the mystery religions. It was a supervised, orderly, highly secretive process. With the incarnation of Jesus, this initiatory process was unveiled to the public in preparation for the arrival of the Aquarian Age now emerging. For the past 2000+ years, humanity has undergone—to greater or lesser extent—the 1st of the initiations and embarked on the 2nd. Because this process is now taking place in the world, as opposed to inside a cloistered environment, it is continuous and not necessarily accomplished consciously.

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Although Christian terminology is used, this description of the Initiations is not meant to exclude other religions. All of the world religions teach a form of the ascension process within their mystical groups.

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The 1st INITIATION is depicted by the Birth of Jesus, signifying the birth of the Christ (or Love) energy within us. Integrating this Love energy into our lifestyles requires more than simply attending regularly a church, mosque, or synagogue. Each of us was created to develop as an individual. Our 1st initiation begins as we make the conscious decision to integrate Love into our thoughts, words, and actions. Jesus taught us: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this: you shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31)

The ascension process is radical. We cannot adopt the Greatest Commandment as the rule of our lives then support actions on our planet that injure another human being. There are no exceptions in the command to Love. To undergo the 1st Initiation is to become a Disciple of Love. As we integrate Love into every fiber of our being, we are preparing for the 2nd Initiation.

The 2nd INITIATION is illustrated by the Baptism of Jesus. Water symbolizes our emotional nature. To be baptized with water is to be purified. It is a renunciation of our lower emotional nature with its materialism, greed, jealousies, resentments, hatreds, egotism, and negativity. Preparing for the 2nd Initiation can be most difficult because it involves purifying our negative emotions. Purification involves transmuting with Love. This is one reason forgiveness is a major lesson. All negative emotions must be purified, even anger against the person who deeply injured a loved one or us.

Knowing the truth of reincarnation is vital to completing the 2nd Initiation. Understanding reincarnation grants insights that help us learn forgiveness and gives a sense of purpose to our lives and relationships. We come to know that all persons present within our life-streams are there for a spiritual growth reason. For examples: The purpose may be to teach, or to accompany, or to support, even to inflict the pain that awakens us to a higher consciousness through learning to forgive and to love unconditionally. The commandment to “love your neighbor as yourself” includes all those who harm us. Once we truly understand how we progress spiritually by way of repeated incarnations, we realize there is absolutely nothing to forgive. Every individual who has impacted our lives did so as a means of assisting us to awaken to our own greatness, to stretch us into expressing a higher degree of Love.

The baptism of immersion, at an age of accountability, is a more graphic symbol than sprinkling a baby because it involves being submerged into the water (our negative emotions) and being lifted up out of the water (those negative emotions that formerly imprisoned us). Once lifted up, Jesus stood before his Father in Heaven (I AM PRESENCE) and heard the words, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am pleased.” (Matthew 3:17) Once we purify our emotional body, we hear this same confirmation from our indwelling God (I AM PRESENCE). Our channel of communication with God is expanded. No longer do we have to depend upon another human being to teach us; we have achieved the spiritual maturity to communicate directly with spiritual realms. At the same time, the temptations to go astray become extremely difficult to recognize.

Immediately following his 2nd Initiation, “Jesus was carried away by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the Devil.” (Matthew 4:1) To be tempted by the Devil signifies the very subtle temptations our personality ego presents. Even with the best of intentions, many become trapped in egotism. Because these ego enticements are exceedingly clever, let’s look more closely at the temptations Jesus experienced. Analyzing them can assist us in learning to discern between the personality ego’s voice and the “still, small voice” of the God within speaking to us. (I Kings 19:11-15 is instructive in learning to discern the difference.)

Jesus is about to embark on his teaching ministry. During his sojourn in the wilderness, he wrestles with his personality ego while debating how to go about conducting his ministry. How can he gain the attention of the people?

First, Jesus’ ego considers the rocky soil present throughout much of Galilee. Multitudes of poor, hungry people live there. He could turn the rocks into bread and feed the poor. That would surely convince the people to follow him. Then, Jesus remembers words he read in his sacred text, “It is not by bread alone that man can live, but by every word which proceeds from the mouth of God.” (In Matthew 4:4, Jesus quotes Deuteronomy 8:3.) Converting rocks into bread would surely capture the people’s attention, but the resulting satisfaction would be short lived. His ministry must share the words that proceed from the mouth of God and provide lasting nourishment for the soul.

Second, Jesus’ ego ponders jumping off the pinnacle of the temple in Jerusalem, while calling for the angels to catch him. This time, Jesus can quote a portion of his sacred text that appears supportive of his idea: “For he shall give his angels charge over you to keep you in all your ways. They shall bear you up in their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone.” (Psalm 91:11-12.) Wow! Sounds like Jesus has permission to begin his ministry by jumping into the arms of the angels. What a spectacular performance to make known the power of God’s angels! But wait. Jesus recalls his sacred text, “You shall not tempt the Lord your God.” (Deuteronomy 6:16) The laws of gravity operate automatically throughout the physical plane. To jump from the pinnacle would be to intentionally defy these laws, while expecting God’s angels to rescue him from his foolish action. Even though his ego can use the appearance of scriptural consent, Jesus knows his ministry must conform to the natural laws of physical plane.

Third, Jesus is tempted to sell his soul to the Devil in exchange for worldly power and fame. Surely, if Jesus held a position of powerful leadership in his own kingdom, the people would listen to him. That’s what people do—follow the one who has achieved wealth and fame. Once more Jesus’ ego loses its battle as he remembers another portion of his sacred text: “You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.” (Deuteronomy 5:6-7) The battle is over. Jesus makes his decision. His ministry is to exemplify a life lived as an expression of “God on Earth.” As a 2nd degree Initiate, he chooses to become a Son of God, a Son of Light and Love.

The 3rd INITIATION is symbolized by Jesus’ Transfiguration on the mountain top. “Mountain top” denotes higher consciousness. This initiation follows years of loving service to humanity. Jesus has succeeded in overcoming any remnants of egotism within self. He consistently gave all credit for his work to God. Jesus made sure his disciples understood that the words he spoke were not his own. “For I did not speak of myself; but the Father who sent me, he commanded me what to say and what to speak…. Just as my Father told me, so I speak.” (John 12:49-50) He made sure those healed in his presence knew the true source of their healing. “Immediately his leprosy was cleansed. Then Jesus said to him, ‘See that you say nothing to anyone; but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.” (Matthew 8:4) When a man drew near him and said, “O good Teacher, what is the best thing that I should do to have life eternal? [Jesus] said to him, ‘Why do you call me good? There is no one who is good except the one God; but if you want to enter into life, obey the commandments.’” (Matthew 19:16-17) Struggles with his personality ego were over.

“Jesus took Peter and James and John, and brought them up to a high mountain alone; and he was transfigured before their eyes. His clothes shone and became white like snow in such a manner that men on earth cannot make white. And there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus.” (Mark 9:2-4) Jesus has proven himself capable of the self-discipline required in order to forego personality ego needs. He has been tested time and time again to make certain the inner strength he needs—to move forward in his initiatory process—is firmly developed. His conscious awareness is now such that he could communicate with Ascended Masters Moses and Elijah. Together, they plan for Jesus’ final soul mission—to demonstrate to the world that there is no death. Jesus is now a 3rd degree Initiate.

Once we achieve the spiritual maturity required to transmute all of our personality ego needs, we are transfigured into Light in our 3rd Initiation. Our conscious awareness is lifted to the realms of the Ascended Masters. Together with them, we plan our final soul mission for this incarnation. We become Lightworkers, who serve humanity in accordance with our talents and lifetimes of preparation. Lightworker service is far more strenuous than simply fulfilling the requirements of a particular vocation. Fulfilling the final soul mission is the 4th Initiation, depicted by Jesus’ crucifixion. We now work hand in hand with the Ascended Masters as we assist in manifesting the Divine Plan on Earth.

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Before going into the 4th Initiation, let’s recall that the ancient initiatory process took place within the temples under the close supervision of hierophants, or priests. Today, our initiatory process takes place within full view of others and in a world that is antagonistic towards our efforts. Like Jesus, we are ridiculed, judged to be insane, and ignored by many. We may take one step forward and two steps backward simply because the external pressure to fit into the status quo world is intensely powerful. Our initiatory process cannot follow the systematic steps used in the ancient temples. Our progress is hit and miss … fall down and get up again … until we fully understand the message and meaning of Love. For this reason, we may pass through an initiation while retaining vestiges of unlearned lessons. We move forward as we continually strive to perfect what we have learned. It is, therefore, unwise to attempt to guess which degree of initiation any one individual has achieved. If we guess one level, we may then perceive gaps in spiritual maturity that will disappoint us. The extent of spiritual maturity possessed by any one person is between that person and God. We can much better spend our time evaluating ourselves and discerning our own weaknesses. As an individual, each Earth human must pass through the initiatory process created for this planet. We cannot cling to the coat tails of someone we admire or who appears to know more than we do. To do so slows down our own soul’s progress.

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The 4th INITIATION corresponds with Jesus’ Crucifixion. The cross symbolizes the spiritualizing of physical plane matter into everlasting life. At this particular time in our planetary history, many are embarking on their 4th Initiation by working to transform our planet from one of darkness into one of Light. We incarnated to participate—as fulfillment of our major soul mission—in the ascension of our planet Earth. We are working in conjunction with the Ascended Masters and the Galactic Federation of Light. For thousands of people throughout this planet, this transformation has meant laying down their lives, making tremendous financial sacrifices, and keeping on when keeping on has become exhausting. Like Jesus was ridiculed on the cross, many of us have been ridiculed, defamed, and excluded. Many continue on under threats made on their lives and those of their family. Others refuse to allow one arrest after another—even incarceration—to stop them. Most importantly, we strive to remain the epitome of Light and Love in action. We focus on and point to better ways: the Way of Love, the Way of Light.

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Jesus taught us, “He who wishes to follow me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake shall find it.” (Matthew 16:24-25) He is describing the 4th Initiation. Jesus was the first one to achieve Initiate status within full view of the public. He showed us the Way.

As he allowed his body to hang on the Roman cross, he realized he had accomplished his soul’s mission. He once said to his disciples, “This is why my Father loves me, because I lay down my life so that I may take it up again. No man takes it away from me, but I lay it down of my own will. Therefore I have the power to lay it down, and I have the power to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.” (John 10:17-18) From a “son of man,” Jesus progressed through the initiations to “Son of God.” He walked the Path of a Son of God. Then, while he hung on the cross of matter, the windows of heaven opened within his consciousness and he spoke to his Father, “It is finished.” (John 19:30)

The 5th INITIATION is illustrated by Jesus’ Resurrection and Ascension. With the crucifixion of our 3rd and 4th dimensional consciousness and needs on the cross of matter, we stand ready to be resurrected into newness of life—to ascend into 5th dimensional consciousness. Ascension of planet Earth and many of its inhabitants into the 5th dimension marks the beginning of the Aquarian Age—the emergence of a New Heaven and a New Earth. In 2011, we stand on the threshold of this magnificent unfolding.

Weary though we may be, we must continue on! Not only are we to BE Light and Love, we are to DO acts of Light and Love. Then, as we allow our physical plane lives to hang on the cross of matter—of our own accord—we will gaze into the windows of our enlightened consciousness and say to our Father/Mother God, “It is finished.”

“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth has passed away; and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice from heaven saying, ‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is with [Earth humans], and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and the very God shall be with them and be their God. And he shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor wailing, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things have passed away.’” (Revelations 21:1-4)

THE PURPLE TRANSMUTING FLAME – A MEANS OF GRACE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

THE PURPLE TRANSMUTING FLAME

Nancy Detweiler

Quotes & references from Elizabeth Clare Prophet’s Climb the Highest Mountain: The Path of the Higher Self are made throughout this explanation.

“Our God is a consuming fire.”

Hebrews 12:29

purple fire

As the New Aquarian Age appears, the Purple (or violet) Transmuting Flame has been revealed to humanity. Our lower bodies—physical, etheric, emotional, and lower mental—must be purified before we can re-unite with our higher bodies.

“Just as the discovery of physical fire drastically changed the course of Earth’s civilization, so the discovery of spiritual fire will abruptly alter [humanity’s] way of life as the Holy Spirit propels [our] consciousness from the depths of drudgery into the heights of joy in service and the instantaneous precipitation of abundance, health, happiness, and God-control.”

The electronic belt surrounding each individual, extending from the waist to beneath the feet, holds the accumulation of negative thoughts and feelings from this and eons of lifetimes. The electronic belt must be transmuted.  Why?

Spiritual energy is neutral … it magnifies whatever type energy it contacts.  Thus, if we choose to bring in spiritual energy through meditation, yoga, and other means of focusing on the spiritual, while not at the same time seeking to purify and release all negative energy within our lower bodies, that negative energy is intensified.  All energy seeks expression in whatever form is available.  Negative energy, especially if made stronger by the influx of spiritual energy, will express as physical ailments and pronounced characteristics matching the negative energy.  For example:  Repressed anger will become more pronounced and emerge in all sorts of “quirky” ways.

For this reason, holistic growth—physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual—is essential if we want to move forward on our spiritual journey.  Failure to grow holistically renders us chained in place.

Attempting to grow spiritually without transmuting our lower bodies.

By contrast, making the decision to engage in holistic growth and to transmute all negative energies within our lower bodies renders spiritual growth a very exciting adventure.

Holistic Growth allows us to move forward with great joy!

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Instructions for holistic growth may be found at:  http://www.pathwaytoascension.com/lessons.html

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During the 20th Century, Ascended Master Saint Germain revealed the Purple Transmuting Flame to us in preparation for the end of a World Age in 2012 and the evolvement into the New Aquarian (or Golden) Age.

For this transmutation to take place, we must:

1. Invoke the transmuting flame.

2. Do so with the express desire to be rid of all negativity – we must make the conscious choice to awaken spiritually and to be healed. Universal Law decrees our freewill cannot be violated. When we fail to make the conscious choice to awaken, we have in actuality chosen to remain asleep spiritually.

3. Open our consciousness to the Light and allow the vacuum to be filled with that Light. We must choose the Light over darkness/negativity.

When we earnestly invoke the flame and open the floodgates of our consciousness to the Light, the negative energies that have been “imprisoned in matrices of imperfect thought and feeling are released.”  The transmuting flame envelopes individually every atom of our being, dislodging the untransmuted densities from the electrons within our electronic belt. “As this substance is loosed, the electrons begin to spin more rapidly in their orbits; and by centrifugal force it is thrown into the violet flame. On contact with this fiery essence of freedom’s flame, the misqualified energy is transmuted into its native purity” and returned to the Causal Body where all our positive thoughts, feelings, and actions are recorded. This energy can then be used in loving service.

“The violet transmuting flame enables [humanity] to win [its] freedom from every form of human bondage. Dubbed the violet singing flame by [Archangel] Zadkiel, it makes the very atoms of the four lower bodies sing in harmony with the divine blueprint and with the keynote of the [I AM PRESENCE] as the tiny electrons whirl in orbit at the perfect pitch of the pattern of soul-identity. The violet flame is the spiritual wine of forgiveness.”

The Apostle Paul describes this transmutation process in II Corinthians 15:42b-44, 49: “What is sown is perishable, what is raised is imperishable. It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power. It is sown a physical body, it is raised a spiritual body. Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we will also bear the image of the man of heaven.”

Through the use of the transmuting flame—the spiritual fire—we can return to the Edenic state, we can ascend. We must win our freedom while on the Earth, because earth plane is where we lost our way, where we became imprisoned with imperfect thoughts and emotions. In order to participate in the mystic marriage-the reunion of our lower with our higher selves, we must purify our wedding garments.

Remember that a part of the transmuting process is the opening of the floodgates of our consciousness for the influx of Light. Always allow the Light of God to fill the vacuum created by the removal of negative energy.

We defeat ourselves when we invoke the flame, then cling to our negative thoughts and feelings. We cannot place our negativity upon the altar of purification, then take it up again, and expect to achieve transmutation.