Q. What do you mean when you refer to people as masters?
A. A master is someone who is no longer in ego-identification. There is a vast range of masters, all the way from those in God-consciousness, who traditionally have been the masters in the traditions of the Far East, to the very few who obtain immortal mastery, to the fewer who make it beyond this into the God-kingdom. Anyone who still has internal dialogue is not regarded as being a master.
Q. Should one be more wary of making mistakes once he or she has entered the God-kingdom? It sometimes frightens me that I perceive everything as possible, even certain things that I know are not options now that I have entered this elevated stage of human evolution.
A. The greater the responsibility given, the greater the freedom to be self-determinative, but also the less by far are we inclined to make a mistake. Being open to all life-enhancing possibilities is good, you just have to hold onto them lightly.
Q. I feel divine love trying to ‘anchor itself permanently on the throne of my heart’, so why do I still feel the need to protect myself by having everything figured out or knowing how it all fits together, before I allow myself to experience and express this love fully? And, if it is truly in my best interest to do so, how can I release this perceived need?
A. True love can absolutely not occur to the fullest extent a heart can give until the mind is silenced. What you are describing in your questions is the internal dialogue of the mind interfering with an open heart. The key to this, as to all things, is the silencing of the internal dialogues. I am aware of three ways this can occur:
• First, in very rare instances, this occurs when extremely potent visionary experiences happen to someone;
• Second, by being in the presence for several days of those who have gone into the God-kingdom (there are more and more of the Masters in the flesh who are making this transition), it could occur through grace;
• Third, this can also be done by watching our reactions to things which can still ‘push our buttons’ and tracing them back to their origins. The lessons and insights of the events from which they originate must fully be understood and worked through to yield their wisdom. The inner dialogue is silenced because the very reason it exists is to suppress unresolved issues so that we can’t feel their pain. There are degrees of silence of the mind In God-consciousness, we have the option to be in silence of the mind whether we use it or not. In Ascended Mastery, thought is seldom used.
Q. Is absolutely anything possible in any moment? Can anyone change in any way they can imagine? It is difficult to comprehend how free will works in the moment if the future already exists in that moment as well. How can one imagine this relationship between free will and the laws governing existence, as well as individual and collective futures already existing?
A. Let’s break the question up into its parts.
• As to whether or not anything is possible in the moment, the answer is – mostly. It is, for instance, not possible for the Divine Mother of all life, to be intentionally destructive. As we have seen through the Fall, where lessons need to be learned, events often appear ‘destructive’, but the purity and perfection of Her being reigns supreme. It is possible for us to go against eternal laws, but it is not possible for us to thrive by doing so. So, as you can see, some things are possible and some are not. The easiest change possible is the change of attitude, perception, and emotions within because we are dealing with the non-physical. Physicality has deliberately been made to be much slower to change so it could provide the anchoring and pivot point for cosmic change. During past ages of illusion, it also served to safeguard the way showers of the cosmos – physical beings. Although it is possible to change the physical immediately, it is much, much harder than to change within. In fact, to change within has been made vastly easier, for change is no longer linear, but exponential.
• Second, regarding the way free will works with the laws governing existence, there are twelve pairs of pure states of being as described in my book, The Gift of the Unicorns. The seventh pair is manifestation (+) and inevitability (-).
• Manifestation – 40% of life is ours to manifest and create at will, that part of life in which we can creatively contribute to the big picture. Manifestation occurs when awareness clusters itself in the circumstances of our lives, pulled forth by the emotions of our hearts as well as our attitudes.
• Inevitability – each of us plays a part in contributing to the large plan or pattern of life. This constitutes inevitability, the experiences we are required to live according to our mutual contract with the Infinite. Because growth now comes through mutual support, and no longer through opposition, the large plan also writes in some ‘key moments’. These key moments of support in our own lives can open prosperity, depending on which choices we make. They are part of the set circumstances of our lives, and although their appearances at certain moments are inevitable, we have the freedom of choice to take those opportunities or not.
• Third, the future does exist in the moment, as does the past. But as we deliberately and consciously live in the present moment, making higher choices than in past moments, the past changes as does the future. So in other words, the future is fluid and not set.
Q. Most techniques I have learned are aimed at focusing and/or silencing the mind. How does expanding one’s awareness to the size of the cosmos relate to this? Is the former required to be able to perform the latter, or can imagining this expansion help silence the mind eventually?
A. If techniques of silencing the mind are worth doing, the should at some enable you to live in that state at all times. Meditation, for example, is helpful in detaching from ego-identification only if it leads you to the next step, which is to LIVE in meditation. If it does not, the finger pointing at the moon has become the main focus of awareness, rather than the moon itself. Based on this, you need to discern for yourself how effective these techniques have been. If you still have a dialogue in your mind, imagining the expansion of yourself to fill the entire cosmos as your true identity, is helpful. Living in an expanded awareness of being as vast as the cosmos is the definition of being in God-consciousness.
It is always helpful to define ourselves by what we are becoming. If we want to achieve a certain state of mind, emulating it and pretending we have already achieved it, helps its realization. It will not, however, take us all the way, since the dialogue is the result of the suppression of unresolved issues in our lives. It takes the monitoring of our reactions (providing the clue as to where these unresolved issues are) and taking the time to gain their insights so that they can yield their wisdom. The more we do this, the more the mind is silenced. The only two other ways I am aware of to elevate someone to this level of mastery are (1) exposure to spiritual occurrences of such magnitude that the mind eventually relinquishes its control and (2) to be in the presence of a large number of masters who have already accomplished this. We have found that in our classes, where there are predominately more masters than those in ego-identification, the week of exposure creates a transfiguration in the fields of those who came in as students and who leave as masters.
Q. Why, when I’ve entered mastery, are old issues still coming up for me, for example, like others manipulating me, guilt, physical conditions seeming to have control over me, and still being burdened by the weight of self-reflection?
A. The events which will have seeming control over our lives fall into two categories:
• Our attitudes, our responses to the world, social conditioning and personal identity. Changes to these things are solely upon our own shoulders. If we still have guilt, are able to be manipulated, etc., there is no other place to look but ourselves. Nobody will make our issues go away. Going into a higher kingdom means gaining the ability to achieve higher vision immediately exponentially. It is truly possible for lifelong issues to disappear instantly. One just has to get the perception; to see how totally at variance it is with one’s highest identity as a being that is all things, and it’s gone.
Going into a higher condition level of consciousness will not force one to perceive certain things. It will give a person the ABILITY to see more clearly and more immediately to let them go. But this is still self-work. There is choice required, and this is solely our responsibility. Issues that the world is dealing with, such as the illusion of the ability to be injured, which does not necessarily solely depend on our attitudes and perceptions. If we have just risen into God-consciousness (See Secrets of the Hidden Realms for the evolutionary stages of man), we get the perception and the pain goes away. The fluidity of a master can also change circumstances, unless we believe they are locked into place. Disease, cuts, issues, can heal in an instant.
Q. I feel my entire spiritual practice is one of service to the Mother, to the extent that sometimes I even feel a little bit resentful about how much I need to do. My service is certainly coming from my heart rather than from any unbalanced need, but I am still wondering if service as my only practice is unhealthy in some way.
A. Yes, it is. Any service must be producing the pure frequencies (See the Ring of Truth or the Belvaspata website) of existence. If it does not, it is a hollow gift to the Mother. At times, an imbalance of work can rob us of its enjoyment. We also need to shed our old belief system that work has to be drudgery and cannot be satisfying.
Q. When one finds his or her perception of work entering into that of drudgery, what can be done to alter that perception?
A. As I have mentioned, it is a healthy practice to take time in the morning to either listen to inspirational music or sit in quietness and contemplation. Consider the blessing of work in terms of the flow of life it provides, the opportunity to interact with others, the ability to prove oneself to him or herself, to stretch one’s limits by seeing through the eyes of others or achieving a desired goal. It is impossible to be bored or in drudgery when new awareness is brought to each moment. Give silent blessings to everyone in your environment, allowing power to pass from your hands and your eyes as you serve someone behind a counter.
Practices such as these turn each working moment into a prayer. Cleaning dirty dishes from the table can be the proxy action for cleaning toxins out of the environment or pollution out of the ocean. If human beings could but see how powerful working by proxy or pronouncing blessings truly is, they would be amazed at their own power. In other words, moments should be lived deliberately and powerfully.
Q. Often I wonder if I should be more strict with myself in this regard as I find myself making excuses like, I don’t have enough energy in this particular moment to shift into that kind of an attitude. Is it accurate to say that it takes energy to live in these states of praise and acknowledgment?
A. It actually ties up energy not to. Energy becomes available for creating your own reality when your attitude allows you to become an open conduit.
Q. So what is the core illusion of that idea that we can’t shift our attitude in a particular moment?
A. The core illusion is inertia. Inertia is a principle that has existed for so many eons that we find it, in many instances, as a belief system encasing us in prison bars. Inertia existed when progression was linear. This changed in August of 2006 when progression became exponential. This meant that it no longer took a long time to become something. Instead, if we bring enough intensity to one moment, it can be the equivalent of what would have taken years of growth. Understanding this makes living in the moment even more desirable. To live in the moment, one must be aware of the moment.
Q. So, how can we break the addiction of putting things off until another moment?
A. It is important to have the self-discipline to focus on what is before us. It is equally important to make sure that our time slots in our day honor rest and beingness as much as work and doingness. In finding this balance and doing the other things I have suggested, the attitude we are talking about will eventually become constantly present.