EnLightenment, Understanding and Working with the Light

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, ‘Let there be Light,’ and there was Light.”

Genesis 1-3

There are many descriptions of the Light in the physical and metaphysical levels of reality offered by masters of different paths. Following, I offer some of what I have personally experienced and perceived of this Light of God under the guidance of my teacher, John-Roger.

There is an essential stream through which all things are manifest and it began in the Heart of God; this was an unconditioned state, which took on conditionality. The Light as a totality is so pure that if we follow the spectrum up into Spirit it becomes clearer and clearer until we can no longer see it. At this point it can only be detected by ‘knowing’ it and by awareness of unearthly, transcendent sounds. These sounds are so magnificent that mystics have given them extraordinary descriptions such as ‘the sound of a million violins’ or ‘the humming sound of a million angel wings flapping.’

Watching the Light of God moving down through the Spiritual world towards the material world is like watching ripples splay out from a rock thrown into water. With each ripple comes a new level of manifestation. The first rings are variations of spirit but as the ripples move away from the center, the process slows until eventually tangible manifestation occurs. 

Levels of Light

Briefly, the main levels moving down from Spirit into greater density are:

Spirit level: Where the Light is clear moving down into the purest white you could ever imagine.

Soul level: This is the boundary between what’s created and uncreated. The soul is individuated God. The Light appears here in varying shades of an extraordinary golden color.

Etheric level:  Also known as the unconscious level, the archetypal level, or the symbolic level. It deals with the collective unconsciousness and is extremely powerful and dynamically creative. The Light appears in different shades of purple and violet.

Mental level: Here thought predominates and we find the universal mind.  The Light appears in shades of blue.

Causal level also called the emotional level: Here emotion predominates. The Light appears as a salmon color and different shades of orange.

Astral level: Imagination predominates and the Light appears in shades of pink.

Physical level: This is the level to which we are used to relating. The Light appears in shades of green. 

Obviously, the entire Light spectrum can be found on the earth and in other levels but the predominate Light frequencies of each level are the colors described. 

The Magnetic and Spiritual Light

As the Light turns denser and moves into levels of manifestation its color changes and adapts. Though all things were manifested under God’s original intention of Light, as Light moves through the levels below the Spirit level it takes on a magnetic quality. We can attract and direct this magnetic Light. Things can be changed, moved and manipulated via our intention. Therefore, the magnetic Light does not always work for our higher good because we can use mind and emotion to manipulate it. The magnetic Light can be used in both positive and negative ways and it adjusts according to our intention and consciousness. 

We must learn to take care when working with the Light because we can ‘miscreate’ with it too. Many great healers work with the magnetic Light. They may simply touch you and your whole life will shake because this Light has incredible power. Some of the greatest healers I have seen tap into the Light of the Etheric or unconscious plane, which is closer to the level of the Light of Spirit. It is still magnetic but, as it is purer, more powerful. Healers may do tremendous good work with this Light. However, if they were to enter a state driven by ego ambition that would be contrary to the highest good of their clients and it might corrupt their service. It is possible for us, if we open up spiritually, to attune to the Light above manifest creation, to the pure Light of Spirit. That Light won’t let us corrupt it nor do anything with it, which is against the highest good. Nevertheless, the Light in the world can be used however we choose to use it. For example, God has not interceded and stopped us from splitting the atom despite the fact that we could destroy our planet as a result. 

One reason people meditate and follow a spiritual path is to get beyond the magnetic Light and access the Spiritual Light. One key to achieving this is to reach a detached, neutral place where we are open to the highest good. Potentially, anyone can reach this state. When we look across the different religious traditions and metaphysical paths historically, many people tapped into that higher Light, and were channels and instruments for it. To this day, when we read the poetry of Rumi, his words and the energy behind them take us into that higher Light and gives us a sense of inspiration, joy, and love. His consciousness linked into that higher Light and somehow got embedded into his work. It seems to touch nearly everyone. On the other hand, some people may be moved by a certain piece of music, while it does nothing for many other people. In this case the music is most likely reflecting the magnetic Light from one of the levels of manifest creation. That doesn’t mean it’s bad; it can still be beautiful and powerful, but not as universally inspiring.

The higher Light will only work for the highest good. Our prayers go forth into the universe and they are always answered, but the level they are answered from depends on from where we pray and the clarity of our intention. If there is too much emotional demand in our prayer it will most likely be answered from a lesser level of the Light. 

Keys to working with the Higher, Spiritual Light

In the Bible there’s a passage about Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. It describes him in great sorrow. Knowing that for God all things are possible, he prays, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me; yet not as I will, but as you will.” That’s a perfect example of saying, “I really want this, however Father, I trust that you know what’s best for me.” On this occasion it seems the human side of Jesus emerged, and he may have thought, ‘If there’s a way to spread the word without my body being whipped, scourged and crucified then guide me in that direction.’ Nevertheless, he gave over to the highest good.

That’s an essential step of how to work with the higher Light; a willingness to accept whatever might happen. In some ways we are able to control the magnetic Light but not the higher Light, as that Light always serves the greatest good. There are times when people say a really heartfelt prayer, which taps into the soul, and that prayer is always heard, as it is so pure.

I once knew a lady, aged 38, who hadn’t had a relationship for at least ten years. One day she felt so desperate she got down on her knees and prayed and wrote a letter to her spiritual teacher.  She wrote, “Oh please, please, send me someone I can love.” It was an extremely heartfelt prayer. About a week later she met a man at a seminar. She was 5ft 8″ and weighed about 250 pounds, and this man was 5ft 6″, maybe 110 pounds, and about 15 years younger than her. Yet they hit it off. She loved him and he loved her. They married and had two amazing little girls. They’re still together now more than 25 years later and it’s truly a dream marriage. She gave away all her preconceptions of the way it should be. When he first showed up she thought, ‘He’s too young, too short, too thin etc.,’ but she let those thoughts go, accepted him as the answer to her prayer and chose to be thankful. 

This story contains another key in how to work with the higher Light because the desperate lady asked for a place to pour her love. God is all about the loving and that brought the power of the Spiritual Light forward. We may be held in the magnetic Light when we ask for things, which are for our own gratification, by saying, “I want someone to give to me, to love me, to care for me.” That ‘me’ we are acting from is the false self, the conditioned ego of this level. When we request from that place it may be the magnetic Light, which seeks to bring it to us. When this lady asked for someone to love she requested a chance to give and share who she really was, and that brought forth the spiritual answer to her prayer. 

Light in Medicine

In our time the healing power of the Light is emerging into popular consciousness. Lasers, X rays, MRI’s, radiation therapy, and other forms of Light are now used to deal with everything from cataracts to cancers. There are also subtler uses of the Light emerging, or perhaps re-emerging. Ancient healing practices were full of ways to use Light as a healing force. Even more recently, in the 1930’s and 1940’s, Dr. Royal Rife created a microscope so powerful that he could see the Light frequency and color in cells. He could see the exact nature of cancer cells and find the frequency of Light that destroyed them. His success in healing people from cancer was unmatched. However, the world was not ready for such a simple, unprofitable solution to illness at that time and Dr. Rife’s work was largely lost. 

Recently in Europe microscopes similar in magnification power to Dr. Rife’s have been produced. Perhaps mankind will get a second chance to utilize the power of Light that Dr. Rife revealed. The field of energy medicine, which could also be called Light medicine, is penetrating the mysteries of illness in remarkable ways. Recognizing the elementary truth of Light as the foundation of everything, all of life is being understood differently. Quantum mechanics is opening up even the most reluctant minds to realize everything comes down to Light and everything can potentially be changed in the Light.  

The Light Man, The God-Man

One of the oldest names for God is the Sanskrit word, ‘Hu’so the word Hu-man means God-man. The ‘hue’ of Light is how we describe it so really we are the Light man, the God man. We are collectively reawakening on the planet to truly being Hu-man, Light ones connected to Hu, the Love, God. Many times people think the Light should give them what they want even at another’s expense. Imagine two armies on the battlefield and both say, “We will win because God is on our side. We pray to God so he will give us victory.” If the Light does help them in that situation it will be the magnetic Light because the higher Light wouldn’t come in and say, “We’re in favor of the Iraqi’s today so let’s help them win this battle.” The higher Light doesn’t function like that. 

Light and Darkness

In reality darkness is different gradations of Light. In this dualistic world we see it as Light and dark but there’s no place where Light doesn’t exist. If the Light is a manifestation of God, how can there be any place where God is not? Because of the magnetic nature of Light in this world, people are able to go into very dark places and the Light they work from is not something of which we want to be part, but it is still there. The God-man is what we are after. We come to that through the higher Light. 

Calling in the Light for the Highest Good

One of the first things people need to remember is to ask for the Light. There is a saying which goes, “You receive not because you ask not.” In the illusion of the ego we often do not ask because we think we can do it alone. People often do not get the support they want from the Light because they refuse to ask for it. It serves to ask for the Light for the highest good. That’s important to understand because our idea about what should happen is one thing but what’s the highest good might be another. Maybe we ask for the Light to come in and save the relationship of a couple who are fighting, and not getting on. We think they should stay together because we believe in the ideal of love forever so we ask for the magnetic Light because we have put an agenda on it. We are saying, “Light, save their relationship!” And perhaps our prayers work and they stay together. But what if in separating they would both go on to find somebody who was truly meant for them?  Maybe a soul wants to come in and be a child of one of them but not the other. The soul says, “I wanted that person to be my mother but the right person is not present to be my father.”  The fighting couple may need to break up in this case or else the family will never get completed. That is why it’s important to ask for things for the highest good because the infinite wisdom of God will know the highest action even when we don’t. 

Sending the Light for the Highest Good

We can work with the Light by sending it to people and countries which need it. We just say, “I send the Light to Africa for the highest good.” “I want to send the Light to my sister-in-law who has cancer.” “I ask for the Light for the highest good.” Then it will go out to the relevant places and people. If we try too hard, if we demand, we fuel it with our emotion and that might bring the magnetic Light. Maybe the highest good is for our sister-in-law to pass on but we can still pour love and Light into the request while respecting and trusting God’s perfection. Many people may want a certain person, so they go to their local witch doctor and say, “Do something so they will fall in love with me.” That’s an example of using magnetic Light in a negative way to control. When people do that they might get the person, but if it is not for the highest good it could interfere with the progression of both of them.

It is the same in certain countries which have feuds dating back thousands of years. Different souls are born into that country as a learning opportunity. We might want it to be a perfect situation with the people holding hands and singing songs, but they are here to learn from their conflict. People think we need the Light to come forward and lead us to utopia, the perfect Shangri La. However, if we understand that earth is like a school for souls to experience creation in all its aspects- pleasant and unpleasant- and grow through the process we then realize that if earth achieved utopia it would not be much use as a school. There would be no reason for a soul to leave heaven to come to heaven. We are not meant to or able to interfere with the lessons some souls have come to learn but we can continually ask for the Light so the learning can hopefully take place in easier and faster ways.

Right now the earth is being bathed in extraordinary amounts of Light coming from the spiritual heavens. There is more spiritual Light being poured onto our planet than ever before. It is pushing out a lot of the old energy, resurfacing issues and conflicts. Yet as the old energies are pushed out, the world will operate under a purer Light. The more we cooperate with this process the easier it will be for everyone on the planet.  Now is a time to cast off the old skin to make way for the new. It helps to send and visualize the Light as much as possible. We can do this through our intent, and there are also techniques such as visualizing columns of Light or seeing a country filled in beautiful Light. We might say, “I want the Light to go to Ethiopia. I see it in my mind full of Light. I see a column of Light going right down through the earth, connecting and expanding until it includes the whole planet.”

Chakras and Visualization with Light

The human body has a chakra system which steps down Light. The main chakras are at the top of the head, forehead, throat, center of the chest, solar plexus, lower abdomen, and pubic bone. We can see Light moving through them in the same way as electricity moving through the power grid; there is a tremendous voltage that is being progressively stepped down. We can visualize Light passing through the chakras in a similar way by moving through the color spectrum. Perhaps we start by asking for God’s blessing and protection for the highest good. We then visualize red Light flooding down through each of our chakras and then flooding our body and our aura and then out from us to the whole world.  We then repeat the visualization with an orange Light, yellow Light, green Light, blue Light, purple Light, golden Light until we reach a pure white Light. We visualize all these coming down and healing us and our world for the highest good. 

Conclusion

In learning to work with the Light we are accelerating our understanding of creation, the creative process and the creative force most often referenced as God. Scientifically and intuitively we are collectively moving towards the realization that everything is Light. With this awakening awareness, we are starting to change the conceptual boundaries of what life can and cannot be. As individuals and as a collective, as we know that all imbalances of mind and body can be improved upon and perhaps remedied by proper application of Light we gain great hope for the days ahead. Perhaps we are moving towards a true age of enLightenment.

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Recognizing the Role of Ego & Choosing Into the Higher Self

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Michael Hayes – June 24, 2014

Question: What is the role of the ego in our spiritual awakening? What is its purpose in regards to our soul’s progression? What is its goal as opposed to the souls? Is there a conflict, and does it serve or hinder us?

Well that’s a complicated thing right there. Does the ego serve us or hinder us in our soul’s progression? The ego comes about in our infancy as we formulate our sense of separate existence, as we formulate that conceptualization of ourselves as a separate form existing in a time and space experience.  Our view of our existence is very much formulated by our thoughts and feelings coming together. It really emerges from that. It is then I who gets formulated. I become I, the some one who has this life. Thus the ego ultimately serves our purpose as the soul because it’s coming into form or coming into expression, gives us a place in the unfolding dramas of the world. It has a huge effect on what we do and what we gain by coming into this life.

In a sense, we step into a movie or a story where we’re the central character and everyparenting - hold hands other form and character in the story is in relationship to us. Without this, we wouldn’t get so engaged in all this that we call human life.  We wouldn’t learn from it; from the fallacies and the failings and the illusions, or from the victories and the triumphs. The ego then becomes an essential part of the whole process. However, the ego as our sense of separate existence formulates its own vision of what life should be. It concocts its own plans for life, its own ambitions, always centered around its place in the center of reality. It wants everything and every experience to reaffirm its specialness, its uniqueness.

Our spiritual awakening, our coming awake to who we always are, always were and always will be is contrary to everything the ego is about. We are divine. We are God particularized in the form of the soul.  Our awakening to our true nature is anathema to the ego. It views this like a monster approaching to destroy its world. Seeking to sustain its story, the ego fights against all that would undermine that story.  Nothing undermines it like awakening to the spirit that is beyond all stories of this level. So the ego becomes a relentless adversary to spiritual awakening. Yet the ego has an essentiality to the process of life.  It gives us strength and desire to make choices, to take risks and to take actions that we might otherwise be too insecure to do. It is a tool for human expression.

mid-life crisis - freedomSome of these ego inspired choices can become stepping stones on our journey into ourselves, moving us past the illusions we live in. The ego does not do this purposefully, but somehow, inadvertently, it happens. Though the ego’s agenda in choosing is glory, recognition and specialness, the soul’s purpose of learning and growing still finds fulfillment. The designs of God include the ego as a unique challenge and opportunity for this human experience. We learn to cooperate with the ego’s nature as we experience this life and also experience the greater life of spirit. We gradually learn to recognize the ego’s place and its purpose.  We don’t go into direct conflict with the ego. We learn to observe it and learn to bypass its attempts to engage the consciousness into full pursuit of its agendas. We become more of a witness to what it’s doing.

When we come into this world we deal with the body in all its flaws, all its insufficiencies, all its hang-ups and all its fallibility. We use it as a tool to move through this world, to sensually experience this world. We use it as a reference point into this world from which we engage with life.  The ego is similarly part of being in this world and we can accept and work with its limitations much like we work with the body’s limitations. We don’t want to get caught into the trap of going to war with our body and our senses like the path of asceticism, the path of denial that many traditions have chosen. Similarly, we don’t want to go to war with our ego. Nor do we want to be subjugated or dominated by it.  Ego is not to be our master just as the body cravings are not to be our master. We are not to be dominated by the appetites of the flesh that could drive us into a place where the fulfilling of sensual gratifications becomes our primary focus.  Similarly, we wouldn’t want the ego to have that power to drive us and to consume us.

mid-life crisis - spiritual awakeningWe also would not want our minds to drive and dominate us to the exclusion of the greater truth of who we are, for minds quests endlessly for information. Minds are great tools for gathering and sorting information. They analyze our experiences, creating summarizations that are catalogued within us as reference points of what life is or what we understand life to be. If we allow our minds to have too much control of our direction and our choices we will also be led astray, but we do not want to go into battle with our minds, for that is a war that few can win. Instead we work with our minds as great and essential tools for living in this world.  With some direction and focus we can use our minds to thrive in life.

Our emotions are similar to our minds in that we do not want to be dominated by them but also have great problems when we seek to suppress them.  We learn to find a balance between directing and allowing our emotions and in this our lives are well served. All that we are, all that we have, mind, emotions, body, ego, personality; all are factors that are suited to our growth. Growth, for the soul,  supercedes all the agendas of the mind, the emotions, the body and the ego.  If we hold this perspective we will move through this life, staying free of the entrapments the ego would put upon us. We will exemplify the balanced life that leads to the awakened life.

mid-life crisis - growthQuestion:  So from what you are saying, it’s not that we must defeat the ego or get rid of the ego? The ego does not have to die and not exist. It’s more of a process of becoming awake and gaining altitude and seeing it as it is?

Yes.  The ego does not die or disappear, but our involvement with it, our relationship to it becomes very different. As we witness its patterns and agendas we move through life without letting it take authority over us. We do not allow it to ascend to a position where it dominates us. Like riding a horse, where the horse conveys us and serves a purpose for us, we stay vigilant, lest the horse starts to run away at a speed or in a direction we do not want.  In truth, we are divine beings, but as long as we are participating in this physical world through a physical form we will deal with this sense of separate existence, which we call the ego. But we can hold a sense of separate existence without being governed by it.

We can hold it as a functional process, as a functional tool that is part of having relationship to all this human experience offers. As we awaken spiritually we realize that having this individual separate existence allowed us to have interconnectivity and relationship with all other consciousness in this level that is playing the game of separation. So it has served our spiritual purpose. But we can play it as a game rather than as an absolute truth.  We can participate within all this but also have a freedom from it.

Question: And as we awake how does the ego change or how do we change in our relationship to it?

The ego doesn’t really change in the sense that omid-life crisis - letting gone might think. Using the analogy of the horse, if you were able to train your horse to be much more willing to follow your directions you could talk about how much the horse has changed. But though its behavior has changed it will still always be a horse. The greater change is really in you, and your mastery of horsemanship. Your awakening gives you awareness that allows you to thwart the inclinations of the ego. It becomes more cooperative not by choice, but because you have taken the reins and are setting the direction so clearly that it must go along. This is not done through force of will but through depth of awareness. The ego must always be understood to be a little bit like a hungry lion. Forget about it, turn your back upon it, and it could take a bite out of you. So we must be vigilant and watchful that it does not take a bite into our life that really hurts us because it would do that. Ego is very, very clever. Its cleverness is largely in its ability to continually reshape itself to contain us in the story of us, to contain us in the story of our history and to contain us in the story of our becoming.

When we awaken to ourselves, we see the truth that the ego is not containing us but is contained within us. The ego is known then as part of the greater story of the journey of our souls into this world of form, a story we all share with each other and will one day share with our creator.

With Love & Light,

–Michael Hayes and Awake to Love

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Mindfulness and Observing The Divine

What does it mean to be mindful, or have mindfulness? How does the role of mindfulness play a role in our spiritual evolution? It’s interesting to consider the word, ‘mindfulness’. In a sense, the enlightened state that meditators, yogis, and mystics have sought is really found more from mind emptiness. So the term ‘mindfulness’ is truly more representative of the way in which it is used or practiced. It is the idea that mindfulness is your ability to keep your focus on the things you want your mind to be focused upon.

A basic problem that blocks spiritual progression is that the mind is full of information and ideas, and mostly what’s been put in there is just information. The more the mind becomes empty, however, the more the soul is able to come through with guidance and the emanation of itself, which is the emanation of love. It is not the act of becoming more aware of the information, but is instead letting information go. Mindfulness, however, does allow us to get more focused, and become more purposeful. We are able to take our focus off distractions, be singular in our focus, and utilize our mind in a changeable and valuable way. The emptier the mind is, the more power you have to focus it.

If we can get beyond the mind and become the observer, we can use our ability to focus the mind and come to a state of no thought. If we are observant enough and sufficiently get to the point of observation where within our consciousness we are observing the place wherein thought arises (as if it’s really a place), the moment a thought starts to emerge, we can suppress the mind’s intention to create it in form. If we can hold ourselves entirely present in the moment of observation, the mind’s capacity to create thought or the form that is the thought is disabled.

Remember, we’re not trying to hold the mind still. We’re not trying to hold focus on one point. We’re trying to hold the focus in the moment and become entirely present. As we are entirely present, thought cannot take shape and emerge, and that undermines the process of the mind. It is, then, that empty state that is present and on which we should focus. There is a deliciousness to that empty state; a relief from struggle, turmoil and urgency that tends to be the human experience for most people. mind2

The empty place is not the highest state, however. It’s not true enlightenment, but it is a wonderful and powerful step forward. We are more able to know and experience God than those who are caught up in the anxiousness of normal mentalization. Spirit lives in everything and everyone. It is beyond time or space. Therefore, it is always found most fully now, in the moment. The mind, through its basic process, takes us away from the moment, whether it is contemplation of what has happened or in forecasting what is to come. The mind is either remembering or anticipating; the soul does neither. The soul is entirely present, so in coming present we possess our souls.

Coming to the state of mastery of the mind is not an absolute requirement in our own spiritual progress and awakening. Bridging beyond the mind toward the spirit does not require that the mind comes to stillness, but it is a positive and useful step that can lead us on a more direct route of ascension. We must become aware; become awake to the divine, to be awake to God, to be awake to love as the truth of all existence. We do not come awake through the mind. Therefore, anything we do with or without the mind is really not the essential thing. The essential thing is that it is the divine coming awake through us, and it awakens itself through the consciousness that has been holding within us.

We look often for evidence of our progression. We accept the journey of awakening as an overcoming of obstacles, and as a movement we make from one level of perception to another.  But that’s only how it appears here. From the spirit it’s really almost a reverse of that. It is viewed as an undoing or releasing of the fabrication that we’ve been identified with. The bubble of misidentification pops and we are free. God knows God, and God always is, and yet we don’t experience ourselves knowing God. We can even doubt God exists. We can live in ways that are contrary to our desires and contrary to what we perceive as the right thing and the highest thing. But in God, it’s all the same, because it’s all moving within God. In this life, this dream we are participating in, God is beyond and above all of it, but is also that ultimate witness that views it all and sees it all simultaneously.

mind3When we fully wake up to God, to the divine, we realize that the great journey, the great path of becoming that for so many years and lifetimes has been a struggle, is only leading us back to ourselves. We have always been there.  We know that from the very first step of that journey to the very last, we’ve always been the same and the one we come to is the one we started as. We just didn’t know it. So we find God, and we find that we have always been God. We find that our search was for something we already have. It is always so. It is always true and will always be true.

The greater peace and ecstasy that mystic’s talk about is not based so much from silencing their minds, but through transcending their minds, and thus becoming awake to what is. The mind in itself falls silent because there is no place for participation. However, for our experience of living in the human form, being more mindful can truly help us on our journey through this world. Not only for having success in this level, but for learning and growing from the experience of this level. Our prime directive of the soul’s appearance into this level and into this human condition is to learn and to grow. So the mindful quality supports us to learn and grow, and move through our karma in a much more effective way. Eventually, we become mindful of our mind’s emptiness and we become the great observer, and observe the divine within.

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The Word Made Manifest

Excerpted from the Live Event,  An Afternoon With Michael Hayes
 
wordmademanifest1 When we are supporting someone through spiritual healing we are reaching as far as we can into Spirit and bringing down as much energy and/or spiritual connection as possible. The deeper we reach, the more powerful and transformational it may be. We could describe this as invoking the power of the Word, or the Word of God.
 
Let’s look at how the Word and the power of the Word come into play. If we look at historical figures that brought with them the message of God we see that they spoke from Spirit. They touch into  us and allow us to know Spirit. Such people have often been called prophets or messengers. It is described in the Bible as that they are speaking  or realizing ‘the word made manifest.’ If a person is able to link to the higher consciousness of God and then speak from a connected place of consciousness, that ‘word made manifest,’ it can reach down into the one asking for healing and create transformation. Usually when the ‘Word Made Manifest’ comes through, it affects our thoughts and then our feelings thus allowing for mental-emotional transformation. It may also affect our unconscious, imagination and physical level.
 
I suggest that we look to perhaps an even greater goal which reflects something my teacher, John Roger, once said, “Why ask for a loaf of bread when you can ask for the grocery store?” To me, ‘the grocery store’ is what Jesus demonstrated. He was called the ‘Word Made Flesh.’ He was able to embody and convey the Father in Heaven, this Consciousness of total love, this current of pure energy that made and maintains all things. It was actualized in and through Jesus’ physical form.  Just his very presence created a transformational experience and thus allowed an extraordinary power of healing.
 
I am speaking of the Bible and Jesus because he is the prime teacher for me in the spirit world. There is a statement, ‘Behold. I make all things new.’ That’s the power we are talking about here.  It is time to bring more of this into the planet. Change has been incremental. Master teachers come forward to share and deliver an experience or teaching that clearly shows us the promise of what can be and  the world pushes back. It kills the teacher or suppresses the teaching and we get only some progression. Then we get resistance and the total value of what is there seems to get subdued. This keeps going on. If we look back, we see the continual arrival of all of these teachers, some of whom are truly awake, ‘Word made Flesh people, that are all pointing to the same truth.
We have the opportunity to collectively tap into a power that the mystics, prophets, saints – the great masters – have been tapping into for centuries. We may not manifest it to the degree they did, but if a hundred of us embodied it the way in which just one great master did the world could change in an instant. It would be like witnessing the return of the great masters all at once. The speed of the progression of consciousness would finally move at a pace we would all like to see.

 

 

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You Have Already Met Your Soul Mate


 

Beloved,

From childhood we have sought our ‘soul mate.’  In this new article below, Michael shares about discovering the truest mate of your soul. Take a spiritual soul moment in your day to fill your heart with this brief message of love and encouragement:

 

by Michael Hayes

When we think of a “soul mate” we are often thinking of that which will complete us and will bring wholeness to what we inherently sense as an incomplete existence.

We think, “If somehow I, as an incomplete being, could find that other incomplete being, the combination of the two of us could create the completeness that we both seek”.

That incompleteness that we experience as a human being, however, is founded upon our lack of awareness of our true nature. The true nature of ourselves is divine and whole and when we know that we have no incompleteness.

But as human beings we sense and feel the separation that is inherent within the perception of this world. Experiencing that, we suffer and we lack and we seek to end the suffering and fill the lack. The soul, however, is always one with God and because the soul is complete in itself it gains no more completeness through any other soul. So from that point of view the idea of the soul mate is flawed.

However, there are those souls that we may encounter who we have had great levels of experience with in prior embodiments. This will often foster in us a great closeness and identification with them. And with some of those souls, who we have shared great growth and great transformation, we can have what we would term “Soulic” recognition.

This experience and bond is profound and if we encounter another soul where this takes place it will be a transcendent experience that is different than what we experienced with other people. It will not necessarily be a greater attraction or desire in the normal sense of wanting to be with someone for romance or for creating together or any other reason, it will be simply that their presence seems to ignite in us the greater life of us and the greater truth of us and a greater love in us, and that’s a magical thing.

Through life you might actually experience this with another person and decide that they are your soul mate. But it could be that you might experience this on several occasions through life. It is a rare thing but it is not something that is unavailable. It is something that not everybody gets but it’s there to be had.

There’s also the reality that as we come in to this world before we take the physical form we set up for ourselves directions of learning and growth and we set up with other souls plans where we will come together to create, to share, to build, to learn, perhaps to have a family, perhaps to journey together through the experience of the material world. So those souls that we have those kinds of agreements and plans with hold for us an extraordinary attraction that draws us towards this action that we’ve set in motion.

Karma is what attracts. The word “karma” can also be understood to mean action. There are karmas that are the karmas of the past seeking balance and then there are the karmas of the actions yet to unfold. When we are meant to be with somebody the karma that is yet to unfold will draw us with a mighty pull and then that mighty pull will make us feel like we must be with that person. So this could be seen as a soul mate as it is the soul’s purpose to be together.  

There is also the reality that as our soul was individuated out of God into creation,  there were other souls  that were individuated at the same time, on the same ray of light. If we were to encounter one of those souls there might be a sense of transcendent bonding that could occur. There are so many souls in the grand scheme of reality that to encounter a soul that was individuated into creation at the exact time as your soul would be rather rare and they could therefore be understood, or related to, as a soul mate.

The common thread in each of these descriptions is that there will be something about the connection to the other person that activates within our awareness an experience of the transcendent, an experience of the divine, an experience that takes us beyond our individuation into the greater wholeness of God.

My advice to those who are looking for “their soul mate” is to look for yourself first. Find yourself in the greatest way you can. The more you find yourself, the more you’ll attract to yourself other souls ready to participate in the highest way possible.

The more you wake up to your own knowing of yourself as a soul, the more you have the capacity to commune with other souls. If you truly commune with another soul, your soul and their soul transcending together into the knowing of yourselves, it’s divinity incarnate. Then you’ll know the transcendent fullness and that one in that moment will be your soul mate.

A truly awakened being could experience a soul mate union with everybody they meet. However, everybody they meet may not experience it with them. The answer is always to awaken. In this way we can know the greatest fullness of God and the greatest experience of love. This is the treasure of life and so it is truly the highest calling for us all. Answering that call is how we come home to our self and answer it we will. For every soul will eventually commune with God as God. The kingdom of heaven will be at hand and there will be no separation in any way, in any place with any form.

With Love,
Michael Hayes

 

 

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The Illusion of the Spiritual Path

The illusion of the spiritual path can be referred to as ‘the great path of becoming’. It is the idea that we can become ourselves, that we can become divine or that we can become God. ‘The path of becoming’, however, is just another story in the progression and experience of this level.

We make an assessment of who we are and how we fit into this life and how we’d like to fit in. We then make an effort to change the Self we perceive ourselves to be into who we would like to be. That movement – to try and create change – is the essence of ‘the great path of becoming’.

‘The great path of becoming’ may begin by saying, “I want to become popular. I want to become famous. I want to become desirable. I want to become wealthy. I want to become safe and secure. I want to become moral, I want to become happy…” At some point, however, the fantasy, the folly and the non-fulfillment of this become apparent in our consciousness, the desire for these things fades and we can’t find the same drive and motivation. We develop a longing to become something that is beyond all that seems possible in this world.

Our motivation instead turns more toward the things that are often referenced as metaphysical practices, and ‘the great path of becoming’ transforms into trying to become clear, clairvoyant, free, enlightened, to become one with God. For many who quest for the metaphysical, this then occupies their efforts, concentration and practices of life.

However, these intentions – from the pursuit of the mundane to the pursuit of the esoteric – are all viewed as the same from the spiritual level. They’re all part of our involvement in time and space and our attempt to become what we want to be in the world. Eventually, we all wake up to the realization that we are that which is beyond time and space. We are that which we call Divine, and we are one with all that is – one with God. When that awakening happens, there is the realization that we have always been.

The realization of oneness changes our experience and expression in this life. It is not necessarily in an outwardly dramatic way, but in an internal way where there is a anent shift in how we relate to, and approach, this world. A lot of the seriousness with which we approach this level starts to fade for us because on another level, we know it’s all a game. We can be ardent about the game or we can be casual about the game, but it’s still just a game. And so the “achieving” and the appearance of transformation that we’ve often sought in our spiritual quest is recognized as not real. There is recognition that this human condition is not reality, that it is transitory, that the permanence is beyond it, and we realize that we are that permanence.

We can go on and pursue things and play in the world, but it is never quite the same. There is always a part of consciousness that’s outside of the search and the game. We can still get involved in the game, and for those moments we can live as if the game is real but it won’t sustain us the way it has before. The ambitiousness in us that has been the fuel of our human experience for so many lifetimes, eons perhaps, loses its sustaining power.

So the process of “becoming” eventually collapses and in some ways the human experience is fundamentally undone. But it’s not that the path of becoming ceases, it’s just that we relate to it differently and our attachment level changes. We still have the human condition and with it we still have our preferences, but we know that “preference” is different than “necessity”. We start to recognize that what we prefer is simply what we prefer, and what is necessary is what we already have, what we already are and what we have always been. We are always only divine.

 

–Michael Hayes

 

 

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The Archangel of the Covenant

There are 24 Great Archangels that I have seen so far out of a few hundred Archangels (and trillions of angels). They are quite rarified.

One of them gave its name to me as The Archangel of the Covenant. In my experience, this one reaches into places within each of us that seem empty. Of course, we are never truly empty, but we do perceive we are at times. If we were ‘perfect’ there would be no change, no action, no karma, no movement. Therefore, the only thing that is perfect is change.

If we were perfect what would we learn? We’d be one with God. We’d be Christed IN OUR AWARENESS as well as in our reality. If we were perfect in our awareness there would really be no point to this creation and karma. In the dynamic of creation there is that illusion or that play of separation, incompleteness, imperfection. What’s the blessing, the opportunity in this imperfect level? The opportunity for God as us to awaken, to rediscover itself again, to fall in love all over again, of it’s own free accord, free will.

The Archangel of the Covenant assists us to gain this altitude, to move into cooperation and acceptance of that which is as perfect (in all it’s imperfection). It brings in the completion of the Lord. The Archangel of the Covenant is the helpmate of the Lord in this way.

Have you heard it said, “if you strive towards excellence in God’s name it will be completed by the Christ?” This is a similar action. It brings in the wholeness of God’s promise to us, as us.

To over simplify it: If we do God the favor of walking through this world (with all its trials and tribulations) to bring back the experience of the Lord back to Itself, then we are promised that we will be restored in that completion and wholeness.

So when you call upon the Angel of the Covenant, it can bring you into that precious awareness of ‘I’m restored in God. I am whole. The promise is already manifest. I am just walking these steps while I remember who I am and remember that promise that has never left me, never forsaken me. Maybe I’ve closed my eyes and ears and haven’t been aware of it, but the promise is within me, alive in me, holding me in loving forever.’

The Archangel of the Covenant restores us to that spiritual promise. It reminds us, it brings us that altitude of ‘Oh yeah, I remember before I incarnated this time I thought ‘this will be easy. 80 years, blink of an eye. I’ll learn all these cool lessons for God and be restored to heaven everlasting forever more. Easy Breezy’.

The Archangel of the Covenant reminds us to not take all this so seriously and that we are never, ever doing this alone. That all is, we are perfect now.

God Bless You and I love you. Alisha

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A Message of Hope

The calling that comes out of the heart of God is this is the time that man is to have joy and have it more abundantly. Every soul knows that love is the essence of life. Every soul knows this because every soul is that essence and everyone who walks the earth will come to the truth, the fulfillment, the example-ship of this. In this age this greater example-ship is a calling that goes out and touches the hearts of many, calling them forward to more exemplify this truth of loving. It is not sent forward as a call with a demand upon it, but as a call that carries opportunity to partake of the fountain of God’s ever flowing abundant love and then share the overflow with those around you.

So we become the water-bearers of this new age who bear the water of the spiritual love. We bear that water, that fruit of God that can be absorbed and received in the human form and flood the hearts of others. We do it not as an agenda to proselytize or change or convert them to anything, but to share with them the good news.  To share the joy of love, the presence of the Holy Spirit that has moved upon the waters and moved upon our lives. For God has spoken and said, “Let there be light.” That light is extending itself now in greater fullness and conscious awareness amongst the many. It’s done according to the Father’s will and it will be so for all mankind at some point.  In every moment we have choice and so we empower ourselves by choosing wisely, by choosing loving. Our choosing helps others find the strength to also choose loving and the momentum of loving grows on the planet.

We are called to celebrate with God the advent of this miracle of transformation that He is enacting on this planet.  From the highest perspective, it’s as ordinary as sunrise and sunset, but it’s still glorious to behold and even more glorious to partake of. Each of us will answer this call according to our own ability to hear, understand and to surrender to it. It’s surrendering to the call that is really what it’s about at its essence. We surrender the story line that has driven us to the incomplete experience and expression of life, to the suffering, to the hardship and the unnecessary experiences. We surrender past those and accept this ocean of love and mercy that is descending from the heavens and making itself more available to be partaken of by the many.

Each of us carries the cup of Christ, of God’s love made manifest. That cup is the heart of loving that was sent to and through us. You will know that the Father loves you despite all the travails and the experience of being lost in the wilderness. You will know that the Father loves you and has sent one for you who will share with you a way home. Come and drink of this water, of love made flesh.

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Why Work with the Angelic?

Why work with the Angelic? To me, it’s more a question of if it’s working with you (and it likely is) is it the highest choice to become a more conscious participant? I’d like to share my experience with you.

We, who are spiritually oriented, have had anywhere from most of our incarnations in the Angelic to at least taken a lifetime field trip or two there. Some of us are quite recent immigrants. Therefore, it can be helpful to consciously visit the angelic to complete any unfinished business, karma, there. We may also need to retrieve any streaming parts of us still wistfully casting our eyes to that place where our heftiest responsibility was to trill praises to God whom we never forgot. As if. We can feel like a stranger in a strange land here where we have to pay bills, be on time (whatever the heck that contrivance is) and deal with negativity in a much different way. Sometimes tremendous compassion and forgiveness spills from us as we finally give ourselves a break for being (seemingly) ineffective here when we remember how different it is.

It can also be helpful to be more cognizant of the angelic so you can better understand and then bypass, clear, even educate Lucifer (the first fallen angel) and his demons (also fallen angels) rather than fear or be unconsciously run by them. Easier to deal with the ‘enemy’ when you understand them.

It is not about going to the angelic to try to squeeze back into our shimmering robes again. It’s about availing ourselves to the wild freedom of their absolute surrender to the Lord. To use to our advancement their sage counsel, overflowing loving, protection and well all those things that are magical and mystical about Angels but to NOT STOP THERE. Take that boost straight up and when you are high enough, kick out the stepstool (Apologies to Archangel Michael for that analogy but you get my drift). You are not human; you are not angel; you are born the Lord.

Angels are born in remembrance of and surrender to God, which is to where we evolve. We are born in forgetfulness but with the ability to awaken and co-create, which is to where they evolve. We are, in essence, bridging into God together and so can assist each other to get there more gracefully and expediently. We tend to worship them but I heard inside:

“We worship you perhaps even more-for you walk in this world heavily sheathed in a dream having forgotten that the Beloved made you in It’s own image. And yet, of your own accord, you choose to love God and more, to love as God loves. Thus through His human consciousness God loves Itself awake.”

In my experience, Angels are not mysterious. They are ordinary, ubiquitous, mostly formless and an immediate movement into the Divine. And so are you.

God bless you and I love you,

Alisha

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Beyond Material Life

This awakening is the antithesis of material life. It is undoing everything that is being fabricated. It is unraveling every knot. It is changing all the things that appear permanent, because it is everything. It has no limitation. It brings you to the one place where God is all. It is the connecting point for you, for everyone, to the place where the soul is God again. There is release of everything that in you would be a thing to relate to yourself as a thing amongst other things. This one that is all, not simply in all, but all, cannot be held in a limited form or shape, though it appears that way. It can never be lost, but appears to be so and is treated as so.

It is in you that God makes pilgrimage to your heart of hearts, offering to you the undying experience, the eternal life of God, that is shapeless, formless, transcendent, renewable, forever. Chosen by you instead is the myth of self. The one who chooses this myth rebels, seeking to repel you away from that which is the undoing, the unbinding, the release of these complicated limitations that are the persona, that are the myth of your life. As the Spirit gets closer, it will push you farther away from whatever catalyzes the Spirit or whatever circumstance, situation, influence or environment brings the message of the oneness of spirit. The totalness of Spirit. It will fight that. It then is what will resist getting lost. It is not you but pretends to be you. You gave into the pretense for so long that it is hard to not continue doing that. But inevitably the pretense will fall away, the resistance will vanish, and you will be as you’ve always been. The one begotten of God. The treasure most true. The pearl of great price. Amen

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