Archive for September, 2008

What is being awake?

Monday, September 29th, 2008

QUESTION: Masters, I have been working with a Guru for some time, and he has moved into my house and now wants me to marry him. There are some things about his teachings, and his claim that he is completely “awake” or enlightened, that just do not feel right to me. I have tried to break up our relationship several times and he tells me that I will be bringing all kinds of bad Karma down upon myself if I do not continue to study with him. Am I picking up correct readings from him?

ANSWER: An enlightened teacher does not need to make threats to their students to get them to continue their life’s path. A person is enlightened, awake, fully aware, whatever you wish to call it, when they are no longer in need of ego and wish only that their students follow the path that calls each of them. Students will have many teachers during their journey, and when they can no longer learn from the present one it is time to move on.

Karma to us is a term that is used upon Earth to indicate a punishment for actions chosen. Once a soul has recognized that the true soul energy is unconditional love, and that a duality of opposites such as good and evil only exists upon the Earth plane, it knows that punishment ends with Earth lessons.

Your Guru believes that dark forces must be dealt with, there is punishment for not following his laws, and control must be surrendered to him. He shuns acknowledging that each soul has freedom of choice. He is aware of the influences to the soul in Earth’s third-dimensional plane, but he does not comprehend the unconditional love of the soul essence. He is on his own path, as you are on yours. Each is right for the journeyer.

You were drawn to him so that you might come to the point where you find yourself today. You are sensing that he does not see and feel the connection to Source that has been growing within you as you shed your need for the dependence upon ego. You have reached clarity of your soul. You are using your powers of discernment to exercise freedom of choice. Continue to choose manifestation not control, evaluation not judgment, and unconditional love not fear of evil.

Need for physical comfort

Friday, September 26th, 2008

QUESTION: Masters, I am working very hard to learn about myself and the lessons I came here to learn. The only thing that I ask in return is to be able to have a physical relationship with a man who will be there to hold and comfort me. None of my relationships has worked out for me. What am I doing wrong?

ANSWER: You are trying to compartmentalize your life. Over here, I will do everything that is necessary to learn lessons to gain wisdom to take back Home with me, and over here I want the physical comforts available only on Earth. Has it ever occurred to you that the search for yourself and your lessons surrounds your search for physical contact?

In your need for physical contact you see it as having nothing to do with your life lessons. You think that in order to have a “comforting” physical relationship with another human you have to (a) be mostly human as opposed to mostly spiritual, (b) adhere to Earthbound (third dimensional) standards, and (c) give your power over to that relationship so as to satisfy the other person and keep him interested in the relationship.

Your lesson is all about physical interaction and being able to maintain your own individuality while enjoying this interaction. In the past you have been so desperate to be comforted that you have given up your freedom of choice to follow your partners’ wishes. You conformed to their mission in life and thought of yours only when you realized they had taken away your identity.

What you desire is to share your soul’s energy with another, not engage in a pseudo-connected, physical comforting. Right now, you settle for human touch rather than human emotional compatibility. Also in this need you feel, you send out the message that any physical body that can take care of your needs will be accepted. What you have drawn to yourself are souls that have a lack of self-worth and seek to get it from you by turning you into their puppet.

In knowing yourself, honor yourself and your freedom of choice. Define who you are at this time and be comfortable with who you are. Then send out the message that this grand person seeks to share herself with another equally comfortable and aware human. This will bring in only those souls that know themselves and want to share themselves with you, not control and feed off of your energy.

Tools for learning

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

QUESTION: Masters, in your teaching you speak of the purpose for our lives here on Earth being to “learn lessons.” What does that really mean? Do you mean that we just come here to experience as many different types of situations as we possibly can? How are we to understand what we have experienced?

ANSWER: First you need to know that the lessons that are presented to you are what you have chosen to learn in this incarnation. When you are at Home in unconditional love, the only thing you are aware of is that all- consuming sense of love. But just how fantastic is it? You have no way of appreciating it until you experience the absence of that love. At Home love is everywhere and everything; on Earth it is something you have to work to find, and this is done through the lessons you have set up to learn.

To reap the benefit of the experience you must understand the nature of the circumstance. When you have completed an event, to truly understand it you must be able to look at it without judging your action or the action of anyone else involved. Evaluating the motives, emotions, and actions that grew out of the event instead of judging or condemning allows you to “see” the reason that the event occurred. This is the lesson; it answers the question “Why would I choose to experience this?”

Before you can reach this place of evaluation without judgment you must be able to set aside interfering influences. The greatest interference comes from your fears, anger, revenge, hatred, all things that are the exact opposite of unconditional love. One way that this may be done, if those emotions are too strong to permit viewing without them, is to review your life experience as if it were happening on a movie screen where the strong emotions cannot affect you. Evaluate the occurrence; then—and only then—internalize it so that you may feel its effect upon your soul. You have then integrated that lesson.

If you are not too affected by the interferences above, allowing yourself to be vulnerable to the happenings around you will allow you to see and learn the lessons rapidly. “Allowing yourself to be vulnerable” means that you are facing the lessons straight on without the protective screen of the interferences. You jump right into a mode of evaluating without judging, immediately gaining the wisdom available from the experience.