"How else do you think that the Masters ascended? They had to offer Love even in the hours when they were being harmed, physically harmed, or in some manner. They had to have that Love, and yet they stood in their Truth, and spoke their Truth. That's what makes a Master.” - Ashtar (channelled through Susan Leland, ‘Experiencing Separation Into Oneness,’ 27 July 2010, www.ashtarontheroad.com).
"Your life is flowing. All of life is flowing. There is a great river, and it is flowing Divinity through each expression of form, and its source is the unmanifest, the formless. That which you are dwells in both, yet that which you define yourself as lives in form for, once defined, it must be formed. Your greatest freedom is in defining yourself. Who do you choose to be? How do you choose to create and express? How do you intend to live the gift of each new day? Know that Creator has given you this freedom, and that you are free to use it. There are those among you who use it in full knowledge of the choices they have, and they are called Masters, and there are those who use it to imagine they have no power, and they are called Victims." - Archangel Gabriel ('Breathe and Receive,' No.8, channelled through Alexander Clearheart aka Lewis Skinner, 2009, www.thelovethatiam.com).
“Taking risks to reveal your authentic self is part of the total alignment that Earth is experiencing. You are a reflection of the path that Earth has taken, wherein she allowed herself to be abused and used, without protest. She tried to pretend that she was strong and could take the abuse without protest. But now she has reached her limit, and so have you. Taking abuse from others is a lethal form of self-abuse, because ultimately you are allowing it to happen when you don’t tell others about your authentic feelings. Saying, ‘No!’ to all forms of abuse is an essential part of spiritual growth for you and for Earth. You don’t need to be strong in the sense of stuffing down feelings and pretending everything’s okay, when it isn’t. You need to be strong only in the sense of speaking honestly about your true feelings. Take the risk to tell others how you feel. Take the risk to realign every part of your life so that it mirrors your true likes, passions and interests.” - Archangel Michael (channelled by Doreen Virtue, ‘Archangel Michael’s Message for 2010,’ 7 December 2009, www.angeltherapy.com).
We are conditioned to look outside of ourselves first instead of probing our own hearts for the source of our worries. We heard it from Alex Collier in the Conclusion to Book One. The Sufi mystic and poet, Rumi, declares, “Your task is not to seek for love but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” Once we go deep enough into the cavern of the heart we transcend its apparent emptiness and darkness. We find the source of all Light and warmth and it is within not outside of the cavern, within ourselves, not outside of ourselves. Indeed, once we find and embrace the precious jewels of Heaven, the illusion of the cavern and the world outside disappears. We awaken from the dream. Osho counsels us to give our gratitude to everything and everyone (and I have benefited from similar advice given by Isis and through the Messages of God). “Henceforth, be in constant gratitude for everything – even when you don’t like it,” say St. Germain and the Ascended Masters (channelled through Ashamarae, 12 June 2009, ‘Who Are the Ascended Masters?’). In my experience (if you are as disgruntled as I am!), you start off in the shallow end with ‘thank you anyway’ and slowly crawl towards the deep end (unless you are prefer the breaststroke or you are able to reach that place by leaps and bounds by doing the butterfly!).
"Gratitude is heaven itself.” - William Blake.
The Mandarin had not succeeded in opening me up, or reaching my wounded child. I guess my wounded child was holding on to fear and pain too tightly and kept closing up by default as an automatic response to life. I have always been shy and oversensitive and found this world to be too cold, controlling and harsh to cope with. I have always been at its mercy and, consequently, I have felt a need to rebel emotionally, I suppose, in order to preserve my freedom and explore my inner life, my own beauty, wisdom and creativity. He once said something to me which I felt penetrate to my core, much to my surprise, and he smiled, saying, ‘That one went in didn’t it?’ I smiled awkwardly in response. He also advised me to ‘embrace people’ which I can’t say I ever did (haha). Both St. Germain and the Mandarin offered to assist in curing the ‘attention deficiency’ from which I have suffered since childhood and on a certain day or within a certain time frame, neither of which were earnest but, rather, methods of inspiring me to want change and motivating me to embrace the notion of being whole, energised and happy. Finally, the healing appears to have taken place. At least there has been some improvement to my condition. The return of Light to this world has dramatically shifted my perspective of life. Suddenly, living seems more worthwhile than escaping by any means possible. I am still stuck down this hole but it is true to say that I have found more peace within myself and that I am starting to have more faith in the future.
rejoice in the Way things are.
When you Realise there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you.”