Archive for June, 2008

Can’t please Dad

Monday, June 23rd, 2008


Q: Masters, during my childhood my father would always yell at me for everything and treat me differently from my two younger brothers. I was an excellent student and a star athlete, but he never congratulated me for any of my achievements. I just could not please him in any way. I am about to go off to college, on a full academic/athletic scholarship and all he will say is “good riddance”. I have recently heard a rumor that he is not really my father, that my mother had an affair. This would explain a lot, but I am not sure what to do with this information. Please help.

A: You are not this man’s biological child. He is punishing you for the indiscretion of your mother. Your mother never told you because your biological father has a family and would not be able to acknowledge you. She has been living in a “Hell” created by the guilt she feels and the unfairness she has watched you having to endure.

The man you have known as your father truly does not hate you. You represent to him a time where he was not in control and therefore, he figures, less of a man. If you feel comfortable with it, you need to let him know that you are aware of the facts and wish to forgive him for the way he has treated you. If it feels right to you, also tell him that you have always considered him your father even in light of the way he has treated you.

Your mother also needs to be told that you know about your father. If you have it in your heart, also forgive her for her lack of courage to tell you before this time. She desperately respects everything that you have done in your life and has been unable to make a big deal out of it because of her husband. She does love him and your two brothers – who, by the way, idolize you.

This may seem like a lot for an 18-year-old to deal with but you are very mature for your age and need to clean up this familial energy before you go off to school. You have an opportunity to bring the ghosts out of the closet and have everyone stop hiding behind guilt, anger, and revenge. Confronting your parents with your knowledge will clear the air and establish a new type of relationship among the three of you. This will make it easier for you to study without questions of relationships taking precedence over new subjects.

“Spacing out” during meditation

Friday, June 20th, 2008

Q: Masters, I seem to have trouble in my attempts at meditation. When I am in a group I find that it is easier to maintain a measured path without drifting all over the place. But when I am alone, not only do I float all over, I also find that I “space out” for a short time every once in a while. What is going on? Is this interrupted meditation a suitable substitute for a sustained quietude to enable spiritual growth?

A: We applaud you for recognizing meditation as one tool to enable spiritual growth. When people are able to shut out the day-to-day distractions of society and their own ego, they are able to communicate with their souls and retrieve some of the wisdom that has been earned in prior lives.

Your experience of ease within a group is a rudimentary part of the process of rising above daily distractions and reaching a level of energy above the human ego. An individual may find it difficult at first to go there alone, but effortless to ride on a group energy where each participant contributes a small amount of the total energy.

Once a person has experienced sufficient trips to a higher level of consciousness in a group, they generally find it simple to reach the heights themselves. Repeated visits to this place shows your guides and others your desire to learn from them and to gather former knowledge.

Sometimes when you are adding this information to your mind’s databanks, where it is easier for the body to access it, the Spirits help to download a massive amount at one time. This is like a zipped computer file that your mind can then unzip and peruse at its leisure – or when you have a use for the material. You would become overwhelmed if conscious of the vast amounts of these downloads, so you “blank” out while it is happening. We assure you that it is all occurring as you had previously planned.

The importance of Faith

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008


Dear fellow souls, all of your Earth religions teach that faith is an important aspect of their dogma. The faith they implore you have may be in God, Ishvara, Allah, Jehovah, or Shakti. We ask that you maintain your faith,  but in the persona that is significant to this current life experience – that is yourself!

It is a very common excuse in society to expect other sources to be responsible for what is happening to you in your life. Why not blame an outside power for all the uncomfortable situations in which you find yourself involved? If you insist on outside control, you never have to take responsibility or chastise yourself for anything. But you cannot learn about your life lessons if you never evaluate how you have handled them and the decisions arising from your freedom of choice.

If you have faith in yourself and your soul’s pathway, you will learn from each experience you have because you admit that you have created your own reality by the choices you have made. Faith also allows you to have the confidence in each step you take, each decision or choice you select directing you to the fastest way to complete your lessons so that you may move toward your ultimate goal.

Take back that power which is your life and your right, and maintain the faith that is yours alone. Enjoy the choices dictated by that faith, and live a fruitful life on this Earth.

Live in love, light, and laughter.

The Masters of the Spirit World