Archive for March 8th, 2011

Is ascension our goal?

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

QUESTION: Masters, I’m in contact with people who talk a lot about how they have ascended and how important that is. I’m having trouble relating to this. I’m 53 now but I still remember a Christ experience I had as a child, but I don’t see myself as someone who has ascended. Is trying to ascend higher really our main goal for each lifetime? ~Claes, Sweden

ANSWER: The word ascension on your planet has come to mean a multitude of things within different circles of people. An “ascension” is a movement from a place of density or murkiness into another of lesser density and greater clarity. It is referred to by some as entering “enlightenment.” All souls in human form, at one time or other, yearn to know all that is—to have the knowledge and wisdom of the Masters or even of Source.

When you are in your essence form—that is, not confined to a physical body—you are in that state of “all-knowingness.” Very few people actually attain that state while still in human form. People may start ascending by getting out of the heaviness of ego negativity, by choosing to sustain their life in only love and positive actions. They remove themselves from the judgment that controls the ego and enter into the evaluation of seeing everything as a lesson and not as either right or wrong.

Those consciously following a spiritual path seek to reach this unconditionally loving non-judgmental state. This can normally not be done if they have not completed the lessons they came down to Earth to learn. People identify themselves by what they feel they have accomplished. This is to rank where they are, from where others consider themselves to be. To souls on their journey, this doesn’t matter. To grade, rank, or compare is to embrace ego and experience pride.

The main goal or purpose for which souls enter a physical state is to learn lessons and then to remember as much about their unconditionally loving self as is possible. Your early experience was a flashback to your condition on the Other Side, that fantastic feeling of being cradled in total love. If you could bring that feeling into your daily life, can you see how much it would enrich it? That is why so many seek to ascend; they just don’t understand the term, the process, or how they should feel when they arrive.

A child of divorce

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

QUESTION: Masters, I was very close with my father until he left my mother and the family when I was 20. I was angry that he valued our family so poorly and I am still struggling with the idea that the man I grew up knowing all those years was a lie. I know that there is a lesson there, but I still don’t know what it is! Is the goal to accept what happened? Forgive him? Initiate contact with him? Is it ego keeping me from moving on? Now that my mother is dying, the pressure to understand seems unbearable. ~Lee, US

ANSWER: You are missing the trees for seeing the density of the forest. When a husband and wife split up it has nothing to do with the children and everything to do with what they mean to each other. A couple who are inseparable when they first meet may grow apart as they mature and have absolutely nothing in common 20 years later. In this case they did share the parentage of you but that was insufficient to keep them together. They were not in the marriage for you.

The way you related to your father was not a lie. The connection between the two of you was a bond of love. His relationship with you was independent of his relationship with your mother, his wife. Severing the marriage did not void the fact that he is your father. You feel abandoned by him, which is a lesson you wished to explore. Examine that sense and see that it brings up emotions of worthlessness and self-doubt. That is what you are rebelling against: your own feelings of inadequacy.

Ego makes a human being judge everything in an arena of right and wrong. The spiritual world sees things only in the light of what you can learn from the experience: is this something you want to repeat, or do you know now it is not part of the reality you wish for?

The person you need to forgive is yourself. You need to accept that your whole life is a spiritual journey of dynamic events designed to stimulate introspection and, thus, learning. Your father is following his own lessons. You don’t have to like or agree with what he has chosen, but do accept his right to have chosen them.

The next step for you is a matter of exercising your freedom of choice. You can remain in the same powerful negative place you have fallen into, or you can take the initiative to explore the person you know as your father. He is hurting from the responses he has generated in you. But nothing is right or wrong, so proceed with what your heart tells you to do. It is important that you let go of the negativity that is poisoning your life. Learn again to live in love.

Spiritual vs. legal

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

QUESTION: Masters, my spiritual partner and my star soul mate has moved out to get married and start a family unit so that his children can have a home. Both of us are divorced with children, though my children are independent. His are being taken care of by their maternal grandma. We had been together for 2 yrs and had a spiritual marriage before God. I am feeling lost. I’m his wife yet I am neither here nor there. What do I do now? I would like to move beyond emotions and attachments. ~Sumathy, Singapore

ANSWER: Your spiritual marriage was the meeting and sharing of experiences by two similar souls on separate pathways. You both needed to feel what sharing could be like after you left your spouses. You also clung to each other in a morose sympathy, licking your wounds and hiding from yourselves. He realized that he had to get back to taking responsibility for his children and providing a home for them, and that you were not yet ready to take care of others.

It would be nice if you could only think of yourself and not have to take care of others such as children, but that does not often happen on Earth. It is time for you to move on. Examine the situation in which you find yourself and decide what you must do. You were relying on him to make too many of the decisions you needed about your everyday life.

You like the idea of being someone’s wife because it implies you are a possession, protected, and told what to do. It removes responsibility from you and the possibility of making a choice that you later would not like. Without a spouse you are on your own with no one to blame for discomfort.

Your life is definitely all about attachments and the accompanying emotions. If you wish to find a balance in your life you must evaluate where you stand. Accept that you do not need to be attached to another human. You are a beautiful soul who has all the necessary knowledge to carry you through this life experience. It is time to take back your power of decision making and live in this moment.

Emotions are reactions to events around you. The majority of them are negative feelings since your life lessons come to you mostly in negative situations, because you are learning what you are (unconditional love) by experiencing what you are not (negativity). Learn from these emotional signals what you do not wish to repeat. Use your intention to bring positive patterns into your daily life. You do not need another to move forward; you are not ready—you need to trust yourself first. When you are in control of your experiences, you will be ready to share with a soul mate.