I hope those of you who joined us under the Banyan Tree under the New Moon sky enjoyed it. You can share your experiences below or on Ryver if you choose.
When I started the Center of Being the intent as described on the MAGIC page was to provide an etheric place for Ascended AND Embodied Masters to gather together.
Mark, an Ascended Master also known as Lanello, was all about it. I would say he is our newest member, but I am wanting to stop using that word. Instead, I will say Friend of the Center of Being - because that sounds better to my soul.
Let me tell you a bit about Mark. He and his wife, Elizabeth, started the Lighthouse Summit, which was a school and center for sharing with people the wisdom of Ascended Masters and Archangels (in the tradition of the Masters of the Far East) with those who might not have heard about them. Perhaps you had the seven rays book at some point in your journey?
For more information: https://www.summitlighthouse.org
Mark says for some here the Summit Lighthouse might sound New Age, and he understands that as he has been watching it all from his 'post' as he calls it.
Yet, he said the Lighthouse Summit was indeed a radical creation at the time to share that people could talk with Ascended Masters on their own - without a need for a channeler or messenger. Instead, they could dial direct.
He is also a dear friend of El Morya, so be sure to read that story below the bio.
Here's some of his bio from the Summit Lighthouse website...How convenient it is all right there for me and I do not have to translate it!
MARK L PROPHET
People remember him as deeply spiritual and at the same time fun loving, spontaneous and practical, a down-to-earth person who loved to talk to people from every walk of life.
The Ascended Master El Morya first appeared to Mark when he was a young man, but unable to reconcile the turbaned Eastern adept with his lifelong devotion to Jesus, Mark dismissed him.
Years later, having realized that the path of the Ascended Master was also the path of Jesus, Mark accepted Morya as his teacher and took on the rigors of discipleship in the tradition of the East. Mark also studied the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda and was for a time associated with Self-Realization Fellowship as well as the Rosicrucian Order.
After serving in the Air Force in World War II, Mark lectured on Christian and Eastern mysticism and the Masters of Wisdom from 1945 until 1952, when he began publishing a series of letters for his students called Ashram Notes, dictated by El Morya.
In 1957 El Morya called Mark to Washington, D.C., to found The Summit Lighthouse and publish the teachings of the Ascended Masters. On August 8, 1958, El Morya dictated the first of the Pearls of Wisdom to Mark, launching a worldwide movement. In February 1973, Mark delivered his final dictation which was given at the Santa Barbara Motherhouse in California. Not long after that, Mark ascended to reunite with God (self). He is known today as the Ascended Master Lanello.
Funny enough, El Morya pointed out to me the other day that the letters (now emails) sent out from the Lighthouse Summit were in fact called "Pearls of Wisdom" just like our own "Wisdom Pearls" emails. I had not known that at all before calling it such. Sneaky, El Morya, sneaky.
Mark says he was incarnated as Launcelot and his wife and co-founder of Summit Lighthouse, Elizabeth Clare Prophet, as Guenevere. And we all know El Morya, was incarnated as King Arthur. Thus, their lifetimes together span eons.
I did talk to Elizabeth briefly last night. I am not sure whether she considers herself an ascended master.
I asked her, "Are you an ascended master?"
Elizabeth replied by saying her name, which I asked her to spell to assure I got it right. When she said her name I also felt she was telling me her role was messenger.
She spelled her name L-I-O-R-A and then she was silent with words and communicated with energy. I looked it up this morning and Lior is Hebrew for light. Lior - a is the feminine version of the word/ name. I reason she considers herself a messenger of light.
Even though Master Mark as known as Lanello he said I could call him Mark in the same style we use as using the name of this designated ascendee lifetime as our title.
I encourage you to talk to the masters who gather whether in physical form or not. Not as a means to learn something but rather to make new friends who see, sense, and know mastery in the same way you do.
When I was communicating with Master Mark - in sensations or energetic packets to be placed in to words if desired, he shared his passionate enthusiasm with me for the Center of Being, and he asked to be a contributor as well as El Morya and Yogananda, who are his dear friends. I said, of course, we would love to have him.
I felt many more ascended masters join us last night but spent so much time with Mark, who was so happy I could hear him and communicate with him, I didn't have much space in my human focus to talk to more.
If you find you are learning about other ascended masters joining us (there are a little less than 10,000 total ascended masters), please send me a note. I will publish your story.
I am super interested in hearing about "new" ascended masters. The well-known ones are fantastic but how interesting to get to know others who may not be "famous"???
Please join me in a warm welcome to Master Mark and Liora for joining us here in celebration of the Magic of Being.
The story behind the Banyan Tree and New Moon Gatherings for new readers....
I, Lauren, was laying down in a hotel in Saigon, Vietnam one afternoon in late September, when I found myself simultaneously elsewhere. El Morya, my beloved friend of lifetimes, was making his usual visit, yet we were meeting in a different place, or so I thought.
Awake in my physical reality and aware of the simultaneous reality, I saw the dark-eyed magus levitating cross-legged in the lotus position beneath the canopy of a grand Banyan Tree. The branches hung down low and golden glittering consciousness - not energy, pure consciousness - flowed from each branch into the ground and then back up through the tree trunk in the movement of the dynamic infinity symbol.
"Won't you join me?" El Morya gestured toward me without making a sound.
As I moved beneath the Banyon's branches, I found I too levitated in the crossed-leg, lotus position.
I have been there ever since simultaneous to the reality in which I write. Perhaps I have been there all along.
After the experience, the Banyan Tree began to represent - to myself and the group of embodied masters I write for - a gathering place in the space beyond the noise. Some might call it Theos. You may call it what you like, but it does not exist in the physical form most humans consider real. You cannot get on a plane to find it. Perhaps it holds a similar quality of Avalon in the mists of Britaine - the home of King Arthur, another name by which El Morya was called - a lifetime we shared together.
As the Banyan Tree was adopted by the group eagerly as our new gathering space, one of the members marked the flow of life in the Banyan is a lot like the flow of divine will in the Universe of You, of SELF. Truly, I sense this intensely.
Every New Moon, we gather under the glittering gold consciousness of the grand Banyan.
You are welcome to leave all the human mentality behind and levitate with us, if it is your soul's will, also called passion.
Don't talk about night anymore!-
Lauren (Sar'h) writes adventure novels and short stories about the embodied enlightenment experience. She fancies herself a humanizing divinity journalist and DJ, and shares that work joyously on this page.