Posts Tagged ‘self’

Fine Spiritual Advice

March 1, 2016

“Truly, it is in the interest of every human being to strive for, and attain, spiritual and conscious expansion and depth, in order to revise his present concept of life. It is a concept of life, which had followed purely materialistic and unreal paths of faith as its course and, as a consequence, propelled the truth of the spirit into severe damnation. A reversal, however, will not be easy, because its path is overgrown with vines and thorns. Concerning the most crucial truths, frequently opposite directions have to be taken, because man must learn that through the existence of his Creative spirit, he possesses for all duration of time an immortal part, namely the spirit – a spirit that works together with the Creative realm and does not play servile role as it has been stated by cults. In fact, each human being must prove to himself that his spirit works in a Creative manner, and that he must find his perfection within himself, to ensure perfection in Creation itself. For those who have gained this knowledge, there will grow an inescapable obligation to put their own material life in the background, and to guide their spiritual existence toward Creation’s monumental viewpoints, which contain an endless continuity in their constant transformation.”

from: https://billymeier.wordpress.com/2015/01/01/a-new-years-message-valid-for-800-years/

MOTT p214

November 26, 2014

“Unfortunately, the truth is that the majority of humanity simply lets itself go and lives in a state of uncontrolled vexation.  Uncountable human beings are driven by uncontrolled, ungoverned sorrow as well as by untamed passions, desires and bad habits, and so forth, whereby also anxiety, fear and doubt surge and abate and, with malicious turbulence, form the life.

This majority of human beings stands in contrast to only a few really wise ones- a handful of knowledgeable ones who, as the absolute minority, take on the responsibility for the continued certainty of the progress and existence of the Earth human beings.

Since time immemorial the destiny of humanity has lain in their hands and in the might of their thoughts, as it also does for all of the future.  But, unfortunately, there are only a few of them, which is why there exists the absolute requirement that the human beings of the great mass wake up and begin to think and to act with the minority of knowledgeable and wise ones, so that a conscious evolution can take hold collectively.

But, to that end, it is necessary that the individual in the entire mass of humanity begins to think clearly and consciously creates, by means of the might of the thoughts, all that which leads to peace, freedom, gladness, love, knowledge and wisdom, from which finally, as special values, equanimity and inner, all-penetrating cheerfulness emerge.

But only human beings who are able to control, keep pure and use their thoughts and the might of their thoughts in neutral-positive-equalized form, subject the winds and storms of their unchecked, untamed and uncontrolled desires, wishes, passions, habits and other terrible things, to a consciously controlled obedience.

Therefore, all human beings who are negatively buffeted about by storms, be advised, regardless of wherever and whatever you are and under whatever conditions and circumstances you live: do not ever allow yourselves to drift on the ocean of the life, rather take the helm in hand and steer that ship of the life to solid ground.  Always hold the helm firm in your hands and do not let any waves rip it away from you.  But the thoughts are the ship of the life, and the helm is the kind and wise in which the thoughts are determined and the might by means of which they are brought to fruition.

On the ship of life, every single human being is his/her own captain, who must not sleep, who rather must always be awake and control and steer everything.  But that means that a considerable self-control has to be present in the captain of one’s own ship of life, because it is the strength which leads to the thoughts being correctly managed and their might being correctly used, and indeed with the greatest mastery.  Thoughts themselves are mastery, calmness, peace, freedom and might, when they are nurtured and used in the correct form.”

BEAM,  MOTT p214-216

http://www.theyfly.com/might_of_thoughts.html

Declaration of Full Sovereignty of My I Am Presence in This Embodiment

November 5, 2013

Declaration of Full Sovereignty of My I Am Presence in This Embodiment
5 November 2013 – 11:00am | RDMiller
The following statement arose from the higher self of Mary Jane Banks. It was inspired by the work of Andrew Bartzis.

This “soul revocation” process is to be stated out loud by anyone, being certain to first read it through quietly and then change ANY SENTENCES as each sees fit. It is intentionally designed to be modified individually.

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I call on my higher self to merge with me, guide me, and assist me in declaring, embodying, and enacting 100 percent sovereignty of my being in this and every now moment, in alignment with my I Am Presence and in accordance with my chosen purpose, goals, and intentions for this lifetime.

I call upon the elemental, angelic, ascended, cosmic, and ancestral realms to witness my declaration, to assist in upholding the integrity of its intention, and to co-create with me in manifesting my highest potentials personally, in unity with the one, and in service to the Earth as we graduate to the next level of our evolution.

In declaring my full sovereignty and with the guidance of my higher self and I am presence, I assert autonomy over my physical and nonphysical embodiment, my energetic vibration, and all resulting emanations. I disallow any interference to distort or delay the fulfillment of my purpose in this lifetime—whether that interference be well-meaning, misguided, self-interested, or malevolent. This includes any and all overt and covert intentions, attempts, and actions to limit, separate, distract, manipulate, disempower, traumatize, dominate, control, or harvest any aspect or increment of my energy and consciousness.

I reject and eject any such interference, demanding that it cease and desist immediately and retroactively, including any trickery designed to countermand, usurp, or sidestep the intention of this declaration.

In making this declaration, I acknowledge and accept full responsibility for my being and actions. I continue to fervently request overt guidance and assistance from my higher self and I am presence, which I in no way consider to be interference. I commit to both hearing and enacting that guidance, and in turn to listening to and guiding the elemental consciousness that contributes to my personal collective consciousness this lifetime.

To the extent that I may be unable or unwilling to hear and enact the guidance of my higher self or I am presence, I request that the guidance continue to be given in various ways such that I can understand and act on it and until I am able to understand and act on it.

In full sovereignty, I also request and accept additional energetic assistance of my guides; my soul, star, human, and ancestral families; the elemental, angelic, ascended, and cosmic realms, and any other sources, provided that it accords with this declaration and is in my highest good; the highest good of Earth; and in accordance with my purpose, goals, and intentions for this lifetime.

I choose to heal all fear, trauma, and limitation standing in the way of my fulfilling my highest potential and purpose in this lifetime. I ask that my higher self and I am presence, in co-creation with the elemental, angelic, ascended, cosmic, and ancestral realms, assist me in healing, transmuting, and transcending all fear, limitation, separation, and amnesia preventing me from embodying my full, integrated sacred masculine and sacred feminine power, love, and wisdom. I ask that my higher self and I am presence direct my healing such that I embody and offer the optimal vibration in any circumstance; that I manifest optimal health and wholeness in and through my physical, emotional, mental, and etheric bodies; that I fluidly evolve according to my path and purpose; that I awaken to and regain all the memories and gifts held in my causal body; that I function with energy, clarity, balance, effectiveness, and efficiency in the changing energetics of Earth; that I integrate the healing, its lessons, and its energy in the most beneficial way possible; and that all this unfolds at the most conducive yet expeditious pace possible.

I intend that in healing myself in this now moment, I heal other aspects of myself across time and space, as well as splintered aspects of other consciousness trapped in time who, through the domino effect, will attain the freedom to return to where they belong, to heal, and to contribute to the unity we seek to cocreate in order to graduate from this plane and take our next evolutionary steps.

I offer healing, compassion, and forgiveness wherever it is needed or wanted to free all aspects of consciousness, including my own, to allow all to return to its natural order in wholeness and unity.

And so it is.

Gaia Portal update Oct. 30 2013

October 30, 2013

Present Singularity of Mass Upgrading Continues Harmonious Process for Establishment of Gaia Higher Self.

Beings of Enlightenment are in development as energetic grids continue upgrade process.

Essentials are finished. Details are in final stages, nearing completion.

“Singularity of mass upgrading” is the point of no return.

[ÉirePort note: the term “singularity” appears best defined as:

“A point of infinite density and infinitesimal volume, at which space and time become infinitely distorted according to the theory of General Relativity. According to the big bang theory, a gravitational singularity existed at the beginning of the universe. Singularities are also believed to exist at the center of black holes.”

The singularity term here would imply a point preceding a “big bang” in overall Gaia consciousness.]

The Path Of Ascension Is The Path To Freedom ~ AA Michael

August 30, 2013

The Path Of Ascension Is The Path To Freedom ~ AA Michael
30 August 2013

Channeler: Ronna Herman

Transmitted Through Ronna Herman, LM-09-2013

Beloved masters, after you came into your individualized consciousness, realizing that you were a Divine Spark of the Supreme Creator, the ALL THAT IS, you were programmed with the knowledge that you were predestined to journey forth into the great unmanifested void as an emissary of Light. Your Divine Mission was encoded deep within your Immortal Soul-self, as well as within your Sacred Heart Seed Atom. You, along with all the other “awakened Sparks of Self-awareness,” were destined to experience all the wondrous diversity of creation for the Creator, our Father/Mother God, and all the great Beings of Light, whose predetermined mission mandated that they would remain in the higher, rarified realms of Light.

We tell you this because we wish to impress upon you how ancient and complex you are. You came into this lifetime with a wealth of knowledge and a rich, composite lineage encoded within your DNA, your cellular structure, your mental and emotional bodies, as well as an extensive chakra system of virtues, qualities and talents. You may have wondered why the members of some families can be so different physically, mentally and emotionally when, from an earthly point-of-view, they came from the same parents and lineage. The lineage of your physical family in this lifetime is only a minuscule portion of your vast history and priceless heritage–of who you truly are.

You have separated your consciousness or fragmented yourself millions of times in order to experience the great diversity of Creation, and you have also reunited with many of the multiple facets of yourself more times than you can count. Each time you did so, you added more complex information and unique experiences to your memory bank. The farther you moved away from the perfection of the Supreme Creator, and the deeper you moved into multi-dimensionality, the denser and less perfect your creations became, for you had less pure Light substance to work with. Therefore, there is no blame and there should be no feelings of guilt and failure, for each lifetime was designed as a carefully planned learning experience. However, this round of Cosmic Creative Expansion is now coming to a close. It is now time for you to reclaim your Self-mastery and the ability to create things of beauty and harmony in accordance with the original, higher-level Divine plan.

Now that you are aware that you have the power to tap into an unlimited supply of pure Cosmic Life Substance–the Love/Light of all Creation–what are you waiting for? The rejection of your Divine birthright is a travesty, and your Higher Self will not relent in its nudgings to help you awaken and reclaim your royal heritage. You, the Star Seed Souls, who are leading the way in the ascension process have reached the furthermost point in your journey of separation, and once more you are deeply immersed in the process of reunion with and integration of the many facets of your Divine Self which are scattered throughout this Sub-universe.

When you begin to comprehend the true process of creation, your reality immediately expands into a broader perspective. As a master-becoming, you will learn to become non-judgmental as you endeavor to develop silent detachment. Over time, you will develop a feeling of being disconnected from everyday drama and events. A master speaks less, listens more carefully, and maintains a detached attitude from what is occurring around him/her. You are to seek the serenity within the Sacred Heart. Therein resides your center of Power and Divine Will.

No matter what station, circumstances, or level of awareness you incarnated with in this lifetime, deep within your Soul-self there has always been a burning desire to integrate the many facets of your Beingness, even those facets that resonate to lower frequencies than those you carry in your current earthly vessel and within your auric field. These are the addictions, false truths and concepts that you have accepted as your own, along with various deep-seated feelings of dislike, vengeance or judgment that you have created in your many earthly experiences. However, they must first be healed and harmonized so that they can be filled with Light. In this way, you will not have to experience the discomfort, the challenges or the karmic interactions of these past third/fourth-dimensional experiences, for that is the old way.

As you allow your Divine Self to OverLight and guide you, more and more inspired thought will come to you. There are many ways to allow Spirit to manifest through you; just let it happen naturally, dear ones. What makes your heart smile and your Soul sing? What brings you a deep sense of inner satisfaction? How do you wish to serve? There are many ways, and you have many talents (more than you will acknowledge); however, the choice is always yours as to whether or not you wish to develop and make use of the latent gifts with which you have been endowed.

It is imperative that there be Masters of Light / Warriors of Spirit ready to step into leadership roles–those who are willing to boldly lead the way into the new realms of existence that have been prepared for ascending humanity. Are you willing to step to the fore? Are you among those who are ready and willing to guide and direct, to steadfastly hold the focus of the new vision–the new Divine Blueprint for Heaven and Earth–and then to see that it is manifested for the highest good of all?

Remember, my brave ones, you must draw your cloak of invincibility around you; you must strengthen your resolve and raise your consciousness above the barbs, seeds of doubt and criticism that will be projected toward you. The masses are still bound by the repressive world of duality and the physical form. As their Souls begin to stir and nudge them to awaken, the chasm between the third-, fourth- and fifth-dimensional awareness will widen. As a result, the energies of resistance, resentment, and rebellion will be spewed forth by those still firmly in the grip of lower frequencies of negativity, limitation and a sense of helplessness. They will experience great fear of the changes taking place. They will resent being pushed out of their comfort zone, even if it is a reality of restriction and suffering. They will attempt to discredit and malign you, but you must not waver.

You must stand firm in your integrity, not judging, but radiating loving energy toward all, and taking the stance of a master by blessing them, and then moving on to more fertile fields. Be aware that changes are occurring at the deepest cellular level in every species on the Earth plane–no one or no thing is immune to the higher frequencies of Creator Light that are bombarding and penetrating into the deepest core of every person, the Earth and all creation.

While in a human form, you do not leave the first four dimensions: mineral, vegetable, animal and human planes of consciousness. You must balance and harmonize them back into the designated frequencies of harmony and balance in order to tap into the higher planes of Light. The universal laws of manifestation will only allow you to integrate the energetic vibrations of higher dimensions as each lower sub-dimension is returned to the appropriate, harmonious, frequency patterns. Learning to live consciously will require much discipline in the beginning phase; however, as time passes, you will find that your mind-set has expanded into a more in-depth awareness of what is going on around you and within as well.

Leaving the old world behind can be bitter sweet. Remember, you are not coming to a dead end–you are stepping through a portal into a new beginning. You must decide what you wish to take with you into your new world, and you must discern lovingly, but firmly, what you must leave behind. As you expand your consciousness and tap into the wisdom of your Sacred Mind, where the higher frequencies of God-consciousness are stored, your reality will change very quickly. The vital concepts of the ascension process are what we have been explaining to you over these many past years as we gradually conveyed to you the various teachings and techniques of Self-mastery.

As many of you who have faithfully followed our teachings are aware, each dimensional environment resonates to a specific range of frequency patterns, with each higher dimension vibrating within a more refined octave range. As you made your journey into the void of outer space and into the lower dimensions, to some degree, each level resulted in a separation of consciousness from your Higher Self. In other words, within your mental body, the frequency patterns for each level of consciousness (or dimension) were stored in what we have termed Light packets of wisdom. These were encased in membranes of Light or a veil which restricted access to the various higher dimensional awareness levels until you were, once again, resonating to that level of consciousness. It is time for the veils of unconsciousness to be lifted, beloveds, so that you can remember the vastness of who you are, the grand experiences you have had, and the bright future that is before you.

Consciousness/creation/manifestation in the higher realms are fluid and malleable, and are redefined and reconstructed at each higher-dimensional level in order to be compatible with the vibrational patterns of that reality. This is the process that is taking place on Earth, and within and around each human Being on the earthly plane at this time. The more rigid, fearful and resistant to change a person is, the more difficult the transition process will be for him/her.

Beloveds, you must be willing to let go of those things in your life, which include relationships as well as material things that are no longer compatible with your new State of Being. You will find, as you move swiftly forward and upward on the path of ascension, that whatever you are leaving behind will be replaced with people and things of a more refined level, which will be much more meaningful and important in your future existence.

It is important that you have a good understanding of these advanced concepts, what they mean and how they affect all Creation in this Sub-universal experience. It behooves you to seek out and study this information until it is firmly imprinted upon your mind. As you return to Self-mastery and, once more, fully assume your role as cocreators of a new galactic experience, it is vital that you have a comprehensive understanding of the universal laws and how to effectively use your allotment of Adamantine Particles of Creator Light. As you release the imbalanced, restrictive life patterns, thoughts and actions of the lower densities, your journey into the higher realms of Light will automatically accelerate.

You can monitor and determine what kind of thought forms you are radiating forth from you by the people you draw into your awareness. Are you experiencing a lot of negative feedback or interaction with those around you? Are you still allowing people to take advantage of you in order to feel worthy? When you share your gifts of abundance and awareness with others, how often do you feel harmonious and loving afterward? How often do you feel resentful or exploited? We have stressed many times before, “It would be better to not do something for another person than to do it for the wrong reason.”

Remember, it is the vibrational patterns that you are projecting that determine the rightness of an action, not the action itself. In the process of returning to balance and harmony, there must be a balance in everything. There is an energy exchange in every thought you have and everything you do. If you constantly give to another person without receiving some kind of positive energy exchange in return, an imbalance develops which soon manifests as resentment or guilt, and often a sense of superiority or inferiority. It becomes impossible to radiate unconditional love to another person under such conditions.

You must learn to enter the silence of Self in order to connect with Spirit. Your Higher Self and God Self are waiting for you to tap into the magical Light stream of Divine consciousness. We sense the yearnings of so many millions of dear Souls who wish to communicate with their Higher Self and with us. We tell you it is not nearly as difficult as most of you believe. All you have to do is state your intention and then practice going into the silence and stillness within so we can clear the pathways and strengthen the connection that is already there–a connection which has atrophied from mis-use or non-use.

We often give you new information that must be accepted or rejected via your gift of discernment. If it is to be accepted as your truth, it must be fully understood and assimilated in order to become a part of your philosophy of life, and then it must be put into practice. It is also important that we convey to you the practical applications of our wisdom teachings so that you will have a good understanding of the cause and effect situations that can arise as you strive to integrate each new level of awareness. Never forget, the mind can be a competent servant, but without its connection to the Sacred Heart, it can be a controlling and destructive master. That is why it is imperative that you gain access to, activate and empower both the Sacred Heart and the Sacred Mind.

We have taught you how to pray without words by radiating unconditional love to humanity, the world and all creation, and when you add to that thoughts of gratitude and appreciation for all the blessings that have been bestowed upon you, you are praying in the most effective way possible. As your Sacred Heart comes to life again, it will become more sensitized to the Adamantine Particles flowing into and from your Solar Power center.

You cannot know or feel our Father/Mother God or the Creator through an idea or a nebulous thought or theory. It isn’t enough to just know or think about God, you must feel the Essence, the overwhelming love of the Creator within your Sacred Heart Center. Then there is no doubt within your mind that you have reconnected with your God-Self and the Oneness of all Creation.

These are times of great change, beloveds, and you are in the midst of an accelerated process of joining with and integrating the many facets of your Divine Self. Know that the challenges, tests and opportunities before you will bring rewards beyond anything you can imagine, and so do not be afraid to step out of your comfort zone as you reach for the stars. Accept your cloak of radiant Light, for you have earned it. Follow your own path and do not fear being different from those around you.

Call on us and we will guide and assist you in every way possible. Be bold and steadfast, my brave warriors of peace. Know that I am with you always and you are loved profoundly.

I AM ARCHANGEL MICHAEL.

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The sphinx speaks, spiritual awakening and oneness are merely a concept to find guidance from within

June 23, 2013

22 June 2013 – 10:03pm
Channeler:
Petra Margolis
The sphinx speaks, spiritual awakening and oneness are merely a concept to find guidance from within

Spiritual awakening is a concept related to awakening certain parts within you.

What many experience first is the fact that they are more than just human, they are a spiritual being, an energetic being.

This is where the journey of awakening begins.

These newly awakened ones will begin their search, they often times feel they are the only one, and they are alone on their path until they find more awakened ones.

Once they have found more, understand more about this awakening, what have they really found.

There are many who will find the different healing modalities, different views and their search deepens as they follow the path of awakening.

This is where they will find the groups that promote oneness, the view that all are one, love and light.

What they see however is not real oneness, even though many will be convinced through the loving language of these groups.

Which human does not want to see themselves as a divine being, a being of love and compassion, one with all the others, even the ones off this planet that they are on?

This is where some of the struggle within begins, as they are at this moment following a belief system where the oneness is related to beings outside of themselves.

The struggle within takes place, as they are at this moment being told that to be one with all these others, they have to change, act differently from many others on earth.

They are being told that oneness with all the others will lead them to a state of oneness within.

To be one with all these others, they have to become loving and compassionate toward others, and there can be no judgment of others, and more rules related to this belief system of oneness related to others.

Oneness is something that can only be found within, the oneness many are looking for is the oneness within their own being.

From there many think they are experiencing oneness as well, but the correct wording should be “being part of the world, the universe, and even beyond”, as you as a being do not disappear, but become or start to feel you are a part of a greater world beyond the human world.

When you are seeking oneness in relation to others around you, you will not find it. What you will find is others who are on the same path of seeking oneness. But there will be many different views and beliefs about this oneness, and many times they result in discussions, arguments, and sometimes judgmental opinions of others, that negate the oneness that is being promoted.

We do not see anything wrong with this, in fact many of these are a way to find a deeper space within, as humans need one another as sound boards, something to bump up against and jump off to find another part within.

It does however become confusing for many, especially newly awakened ones. As they are being told by many, come to us, we are all one. Once they come, they experience the oneness for a moment, once they stay longer they will start to experience all that we have talked about in the previous paragraphs.

They will see, sometimes right away, sometimes it will take some time, but they will see the actions, the different beliefs, and how many are in reality still fighting within themselves, to find that space of love and compassion, not only towards others, but towards themselves.

Many will already have come to find that world where only love is present, but what they find is a world where love is being promoted as oneness, oneness with others, oneness that can only be felt if you love others, all others.

This is something that is not feasible in many ways, as humans you can love others, but that doesn’t mean you have to agree with others. It doesn’t mean that the love is something that does not allow you to have your own opinions, your own choices of action. It does not mean you have to comply with the ones that can shout harder than you.

Love for others can just be love for all that is alive upon earth and everywhere else, it does not mean you are one with all others, as loving others still is a separation between you and others.

The words already clearly explain that, you have to be loving and compassionate towards “others”; you have to love the “others”.

There is in fact only one “oneness”, oneness within and from there you will see you are part of a greater play, a greater world, a world where the oneness within will show you that oneness is something that is just like everything else a mere concept, belief, sometimes a distorted belief, as it never takes you to the oneness you have been looking for, the oneness within.

From that place you will see that the oneness within takes you on a path to full awakening, to all that you have been seeking.

Where you will find all that you have been seeking.

Where you can be, who you are, and see there is nothing wrong with not liking, not agreeing, not loving all others.

The place where you are allowed to be honest as a human, where you can see the greater picture, but also know that within that picture you all play your role at this time.

The role you play is up to you, but honesty about how you feel, what you think, what you see, is more important than anything, as it relates to you becoming a full partner within creation, within your own being.

It is ok to not like someone on a human level, to disagree with someone on a human level; this is who you are at this moment. The human is part of the oneness and is allowed free will as well.

There will be times you will not like some beings on a spiritual level as well, this is all part of becoming one within, to see the greater reality beyond the earth reality.

Each being has free will, that doesn’t mean you have to agree with their actions.

It is ok to not love everyone, to not like everyone, love is within your own being, it is the oneness within your own being that can be described as love, yet is so much more than just love.

You have to figure out what is more important, being honest within, accept what you feel and think, or abide by the rules of others as to what you have to feel and think within.

Freedom comes from being honest with yourself, and others.

Your experience and path is yours, do not let others dictate what you should experience, what path you should follow, this applies to everyone, on and off planet.

From one source to another
June 22, 2013
Petra Margolis
http://www.ascendedmasters.org

Archangel Indriel on Being a Friend

April 6, 2013

INDRIEL:

Beloveds.  Remember that joy is a requirement and not a luxury.  The same can be said for those blessed, yet all too infrequent moments of complete and utter contentment.  Try to create those moments for yourself more often, as is the way of any great Creator Being who constructs her own reality.  Take time each day away from the intensity of your typical routine to honor yourself.  Do something kind and lovely for yourself.  Refresh and rejuvenate.  Your energy supply is like a battery, and it becomes drained when there is too much plugged into it.  You must recharge your energy regularly, in order to be effective, and so that you may continue functioning at your most efficient capacity.  At this time you shoulder a multitude of responsibilities.  Family. Clientele. Home. Finance. You continue to anchor the higher frequencies onto Gaia’s  Crystalline Grid and you shoulder the monumental task of raising up the collective vibration of an entire planet.  Is it any wonder you are spent?

Make it a point to do just one sweet thing for yourself each day.  Step away from the serious subject matter and engage in a lighthearted banter with friends.  When I say lighthearted I mean interactions which are entirely devoid of an expected end-result or based in need.  Speak of little things, of simple things.  Do this face to face or remotely.  I am asking you to reach out and connect.  (more…)