When we had our awakening, how disturbing was it to realize we were operating in the collective human consciousness (mass consciousness). To know we were being governed by the arbitrary rules, dreamed up by the humans surrounding us. Rules and societal norms that made no sense to the soul and came from the linear, dualistic mind.
Then, in the experience of moving from awake to realized, that yet again we were being governed by a collective spiritual consciousness. In the spiritual world, we were given another set of rules and imperatives for living -- by yet another external source.
For many of us here, we traded the collective human consciousness for the collective shaumbra consciousness, or the collective (insert spiritual/ consciousness group here) consciousness, only to find that we had traded one set of government for another.
We were given what seemed to be a check list - sexual energy schools, ancestral freedom, light body, 'no more' lists... It's almost as if someone gave us a linear checklist to enlightenment.
Yet, as much as our human wanted to have a mental checklist, I have found for me personally those checklists actually occur in a "spiral of awareness".
We do not visit concepts just once and check them off our lists. We visit and re-visit things like karma, energy, and creation, many times as a human embodied, moving and expanding deeper and deeper down the spiral of awareness.
That's why I always laugh when someone says been there, done that - it implies linearity - enlightenment is not a linear checklist - AND on such occasions when I did say this, I always ate my words - always. Even after realization, you visit such concepts and find a deeper understanding of them in your newfound state of awareness. Every minute of every day.
That is until, we reach the glass ceiling on group enlightenment and then we must go forth on our own. In realization, you have no checklists, or rules written by the collective.
Instead, you may find yourself in the collective consciousness of the expanded SELF. Everything that comes into your awareness is a reflection of SELF and creations of SELF, rather than a reflection of the group consciousness that surrounds you. The Universe(s) of YOU.
In realization, it all becomes very clear - discernment is instant - on what it yours and what belongs to the group consciousness - one that has taken on a life of its own.
Yogananda once wrote something along the lines of ... there is no hindrance to realization except for an un-adventurous soul.
I find myself accepting an invitation from my soul to explore beyond the collective shaumbra/ spiritual group consciousness, and to be in life, but not attached to life. To really live life beyond the limits of a collective group consciousness.
For some that may mean, exploring other teachers. Please note I have retired my teacher role, yet I am happily detached from having an opinion on others playing that role. In time, even that role integrates into the one that is SELF.
For others, that means exploring other realities. For me, I am playing in the world of Atlantis for a fiction book I am writing.
Many of you are exploring being in the human world and not of it. Holding job positions in which you explore in mass consciousness - in it and not of it. (This is so cool to me, by the way!)
In the end, this post is just to say there is so much more out there beyond the group consciousness which warmly supported you for so long - like a womb - and in your new formed state of awareness, why not explore what lies beyond its borders. Exploring the Universe(s) of You beyond the facet that is shaumbra, beyond the facet that is group identity or spiritual families (Archangel families, for example).
It's important for me to state the following. I do not care what groups you play in. It matters not to me if you seek help from teachers out there, or if you play teacher for others. That's totally okay - of course it is. Everything is appropriate. And you will realize so soon, how silly all that was, and money would have been better spent on an adventure of SELF.
However, this place offers a different experience if you choose. A place to BE and to radiate. If you come here looking for answers from outside yourself, the tree will always knock you back out. I tend to agree with Adamus on this one - quit thinking there is anything outside of you that has the answers to your questions. Soon there will be no questions, only adventures of SELF.
I look back to my recent past. Writing a book, offering sessions - people put you on a pedestal. Then you are supposed be some sort of angel without human quirks. You are supposed to love everyone and never say anything in opposition. I'm here to tell you in realization there are no pedestals.
Somewhere on the path to enlightenment, I lost my spiritual ambition. I realized everyone was already realized, and I had nothing new to offer.
I saw time is not linear so everyone has already reached there realization on some plane of existence. If you attempt to elevate yourself, you will get knocked down. If you elevate another, they will do just about anything to be relieved of the pressure you put on them. You will realize they only wanted to walk beside you for a time, not be held up in praise.
It's all so human, these concepts. When you come under the Banyan Tree, leave all that behind please. You can play those games somewhere else.
Really sense into that teacher/ student role. Sense into enlightened vs. not enlightened dualistic concepts. When I see each of you, I see all of you in your aligned states - beyond linear time. I see you the realized being as I see myself the realized being with no distinction.
I see you do not need to learn anything else - and certainly not from me. I see that soon, your human self will catch up and know it was realized all along and that it happened naturally without all the other stuff. You have already taken enough courses for the rest of your human existence. If you do continue, go for the experience rather than the acquisition. Your soul says we have acquired enough buried treasure in foreign lands. It's time to become aware of our own wisdom. To uncover the buried treasure within.
Then sense into the Banyan Tree where we all float sovereignly - uniquely embodied in whatever form we choose at the given moment. A place to share the treasures of your soul with other grand beings such as yourself.
If you come here to share your heart aches and your troubles and perceived limitations AND then share how you walked out of them, you will find an audience of witness. If you come here to share your joy, you will have the joy reflected back infinitely. I cannot think of another place I'd like to hang out in more.
For those not on Ryver, you are missing a hell of discussion that is so far beyond the collective (insert spiritual group) consciousness, it will make your head spin.
In honor of your unique soul experience! Go beyond the collective consciousness and into the vastness of your own awareness. Then come hang out under the Banyan Tree and share with us, if it is your will.
PS If someone looks like a used car salesman of spiritual enlightenment, they are probably selling you a lemon. Your soul has no lemons for sale. Only wisdom that is tailored to you and you alone. Wisdom that is not for sale!
Kim experienced her own thirty days of self love recently and received too much wisdom to put in a single article. Instead, she wrote a poem for us here and for the Banyan Tree publication. My favorite writings by Yogananda are his "Songs of the Soul" poems. For me a poem is a beautiful way to express without going linear or mental, and I simply love this. Thank you, Kim, for gift to us. I am right there with you in the conscious waves of this poem. A breath of fresh, free air in this dense, dense world.
Love Letter from Soul
By Kim Seppala
Sail the seas and discover new lands,
trail the pathless woods and slide
slippery slopes through the dusk.
Fly the skies and dive the depths,
find treasures of gold and dust
on your way, but listen when I say:
Sometimes, the wildest adventures
are the ones closest to home, found
in the timeless space deep within.
Travel the landscapes of life,
trace the contours of contrast,
for I will never hold you back.
And when you’ve seen everything
there is to see, perhaps you’ll see
me too, standing here
waiting for you, my human,
- my heart-shaped souvenir
from this wild ride called Life;
waiting for the one brave enough to
Love. Love: an all-encompassing place
of lifted veils and unfiltered rays;
Love, a space-less place of
Oneness, but one with
infinite facets of multiplicity.
I'll be here, waiting for the one
who taught me to Love, waiting
at the end of time, at the edge of space.
I am here.
Hey friends, I love all of your shares and will respond...eventually...yet I wanted to share what is going on with me right now and why it is so hard to read, respond, etc. on here. Well, hard is not the right word. It's not 'appropriate' to respond in this current context.
Sometime last week, I began having conversations in my dreams (nothing new here but the conversation was). I was going through an awareness of the difference between my soul voice and the voice (not the right word but for the sake of story) of my master self. Like El Morya I find the word master far too limiting and a bit puke-worthy, so perhaps I will just call it the I AM.
So I was discerning between my soul wisdom voice and the deep knowingness of the I AM. Waves of the I AM have been rolling in...I don't have anything to compare it to. It's not integration. It's so far from processing. There is no trash to burn off. There is no fear.
There is discomfort. That feeling like I wrote in my 'Notes' post - like you left the stove on but know you did not. My body feels stretched...I won't say new, because it is too familiar at the same time.
Yesterday was particularly uncomfortable. I was in the bathroom getting something from under the counter and Damaian was out of the house on his own. As I leaned down in the tiny bathroom here at my California home, I felt a very large presence behind me. Damian is a big dude - tall, muscular build. I said out loud, "D, is that you?"
Then I realized the bathroom door was closed. I was alone. Duh. And...
Then I realized this tall figure (HUGE, almost dark - a black hole...) was me. No, I'm not integrating an aspect. Having thousands of experiences in that experience, I'm 100% clear on what that feels like. This was me - this figure was my I Am (my master self).
So I decided to take a long walk alone - even without the dog - a long walk with the huge I AM.
I asked a question without words. An inquiry without a solid question. The "answer" I received about what I was experiencing ...
You are in the Sovniverse - like omniverse. OMNIVERSE is defined as the collection of every single universe, dimension, realm, reality and all the wisdom that goes with it.
In this context, the word was changed to add sovereign. So, my I AM was telling me "we" are in the sovereign omniverse of SELF.
Well, okay...makes sense if you do not think at all.
The GRAND figure continued to walk behind me. I invite it in. More so it is less coming in, that I am letting go.
Letting go of Earth nature, letting go of my biology, letting go of human constructs like systems, concepts of right and wrong. Sure, I did this before as you have but another layer in the spiral of the return to self is seamlessly occurring. Yet, I am still stretched, melting into myself.
I do not care if I die, I tell it. There is nothing I have left to do that cannot be done without a body, I say. I am complete in life. Just come in already and quit following me around. It's so 'time.' Time for the end of separation and a new era of sovereign one-ness (for lack of a better term). The clear drop of consciousness, I think Joanna called it....
No fear. No resistance. I have already died a thousand deaths in this body and lived. I am no longer attached to this body. It's ready to go. But I know deeply I will continue walking on Earth for sometime, just not in a biological vehicle.
By the end of the walk the I AM (master self for you Keahak people) is touching me on my back. I feel it coming into merge with the spinal cord. The base of the neck so irritated from this whole thing.
I realize I cannot create - we cannot create what we wish to do with the Banyan Tree - until each of us are in our SOVNIVERSE. I will not be ready to share until the I AM is done doing whatever it does. Yet, I do have a timeline. That will be June. Then, and only then, will I really be able to ..... create....with you....and not lose myself....without even a molecule of agenda or force....
So until then, I am inviting you to step into your sovniverse - create at will. Create forums on Ryver at will from your sovniverse. You don't need my permission.
I invite you to gather at the Banyan Tree on April 16 from the space of your sovniverse. I have been driving this vehicle for so long, I couldn't pick up the reigns if I tried. It's not that I don't care - well that too - but instead of caring, I'm going to let the seed blossom on it's own. It doesn't need me to water it anymore. The wisdom you add here is plenty.
Like Joanna said and like I stated so clearly in the manifesto, if you are here, this is your creation too. And this creation needs no leadership. It doesn't need anything, of course, but what will make it blossom is more people in their I AM-ness.
Next post, I will share a beautiful poem by Kim, which is the song she is singing to herself and the wisdom she is lending to the Banyan Tree.
One final note, I invite you to sense into archetypal realms that are left from "previous" ancient civilazations, such as Atlantis, Avalon, The Vedic Period, Ancient Egypt....and ponder if that is what the Banyan Tree could be.
Long after we have finished our last lives on this planet, could we possible create something as GRAND... could the achetypal energy/ wisdom of the Banyan Tree exist on for eons of time for those choosing consciousness over automation.
Perhaps we are laying the groundwork, creating a portal/ an energetic pathway - without force or persuasion - into true freedom for those who will live in the age of the machine.
For me nothing is more exciting. And I am not going to taint it will any human garbage, so I will wait until June.
See you under the Banyan Tree on April 16. Perhaps if you have been "using" the tree to heal, fill yourself up, gain something, perhaps you will grace it with your sovniversal wisdom instead.
In the last week or so I have been lending a lot of conscious breath (Thanks, Guillem!) to what we are creating here at the Banyan Tree. I sense your wisdom, and I read it everyday in the comments here and on Ryver. Este and Karen have written poems. Momo has danced away identity. Raphaelle recently wrote a song about it she is recording, which I will share here. So good!!
Right now all that wisdom has been put into the creation of our beloved Banyan Tree, yet I want to capture it beyond the fragments in comments, shares, etc. So I posted this on the Ryver forum:
Recently, I read a book, Balthasar: The Magus, and the story of the three wisemen (and more) written by Marisa Calvi (a friend) and told by Ascended Master Kuthumi. At the end of the book something really struck me. Kuthumi's soul in Balthasar's body realized at the end of the book that the three wisemen (3 sovereign souls) had come together to create an experience that would usher in the new conscious brought forth by Yeshua's birth and his role on Earth.
He said each of these three souls came together in creation and that creation had it's own soul. They were three unique flames in a fire of creation and that fire had a soul and each of the flames as spirit individualized. I bring it up because I have been sensing so keenly that the Banyan Tree has started to have it's own soul, it's own consciousness.
The soul is filled with the wisdom of each of our souls, AND we do not lose ourselves in the experience but enjoy from a place of individualized spirit or sovereign souls. It is our creation to enjoy! And it creates a pathway for lack of a better word for those choosing consciousness over automation for eons to come as well as those who are moving beyond firm group identities into their sovereign states. Simply GRAND!
And like El Morya always reminds me, it's time to allow creations the same sovereignty we allow ourselves. It is only then that the tree will thrive. It is only in allowing the sovereignty of the creation, such as the Banyan Tree, that we move beyond agenda, control and more so, we are not building something anymore with plans and constructed blue prints, we are allowing a creation to bloom from our unique states of being. I'd love to hear from you all on this one before forming a full post. A call for wisdom contributions, if you would like.
Joanna, answered and she captured what I have been sensing in words, and we have decided to gather the wisdom up and put it into a book - PDF I will send out and publish on this website - in the summer.
Here was her response/ wisdom contribution/ so much more:
I had a dream a month or so back, and St. G said to me “You each have a clean drop of this consciousness now; it’s up to you what you do with it.”
Back in 2010 he also told me (through Geoff) that I should write the books I was planning (that I never did), BUT that I would be involved in something that would bring me much more fulfillment. Imagine that. (Lauren here: Indeed, Joanna - my books now feel like a tiny little side gig and not my full creation.)
When I read Lauren’s post about the Himalayas, with the similarity of the St. G message for her, her experience of not quite knowing until now what was being created, and now with the Banyan Soul, it has brought together all I’ve been seeing and hearing over the last few years also. I also began to write with a group of sovereign beings, but at the time I didn’t know there were other humans involved! I’m loving this unfoldment.
Coming together in sovereignty and the birthing of the new. My ultimate passion, both in creating outwardly and within myself. Yep, myself. (Lauren again: such a better definition and words than old divine will - thank you! - I AM CREATION.)
What I see, so far, is this: What we are creating here is entirely new. I don’t fully know what that ‘new’ is yet, just know that it is. While there is nothing new in enlightenment, so to speak, there IS something new afterwards. (YES!)
There IS something brand new that is created when sovereign beings gather. The difference between how this was done before to birth something on Earth, is that this comes from a space within that is entirely free from the past and identity….even before Earth. Now that we are in a new energy from the ones before, gathering like this actually creates another “clean” consciousness…..for any being to access eventually. (OUR LEGACY - El Morya adds)
It is a clean slate - no past, no identity, no story, no old idea of ‘family’. It’s like we go back to ‘original’ but with consciousness and awareness. Because even within enlightenment, and awareness and pulling one’s self together, we tend to have definitions of ourselves that are limiting, until we don’t anymore.
It is no mistake that there is so much coming up for many regarding identity and regarding how we relate to each other in sovereignty, and that sovereignty isn’t what we thought it was.
We are creating this entire space of existence where none of what we have created before exists anymore, except the wisdom. Quite literally, timelines are being disintegrated. This may take some time to trickle down to awareness in full. And of course, it is as we are, always always morphing, changing and becoming.
The beauty is, we don’t know what it will look like. We are making it up as we go along. So there is more here, that I just don’t see yet and that hasn’t been created yet. And I am totally excited to see what it becomes and hear what it has to say.
Yes there is the living in mastery and joy and realizing all these things about being here in freedom… and many many are here just to enjoy that and experience the unfolding of who they are in human form…but many of us are going to the next space of existence…and we can also experience that from HERE.
And we will begin to understand the new we are creating within ourselves as BEINGS also.
For a few years now, I’ve been going to this place of what I (as an integrated being) am going to create myself to be. I am combining my core essence with any other I choose…to create something new within myself and to be whatever/whoever I want to be…and from that come the new creations. And there’s always a good chance I’ll be surprised.
So like we are all combining our wisdom to create this new soul, I do the same within myself.
THANK YOU, JOANNA! When I read this yesterday, I wanted to allow it to sink in a few days before sharing, and then I ws too excited this morning not to put it out.
I am crying knowing that someone else sees the creation, touches and tastes it in a similar way - and is a hell of a lot better at explaining it. Sometimes when we get so close to something, when we are so in the creation, it's hard to see the grand design of it all. Joanna can and did.
And I know you all SEE it too, so we are asking for your contributions for a book that we will put together. You can add art. poems, links to music, and anything that can go into a PDF or weblink. Please send those in by May 21. In the meantime, we have two New Moon Gatherings that you can inJOY and share about - April 16 and May 15.
If you are new, check out the Banyan Tree, New Moon and click on the Banyan Tree Category for all article related - or wait until it comes out in e-book form.
With our human journalism backgrounds (too funny!), Joanna and I are going to compile the creation publication. I will include the full story of the history of the Banyan Tree - El Morya came to me in September 2017 to bring forth the idea.
I will go through your shares and comments dating back to September, yet if you could email me your comments and experiences (dreams, senses, etc) at email@example.com, I would be so appreciative (takes some of the digging work out...). This will also be sent out to new members as they come in as there has been a bit of confusion as to what the Banyan Tree is and how we are creating it with each conscious breath.
More to come!
If you have not read Balthasar The Magus, you can do so here if it calls to you: www.amazon.com/Balthasar-Magus-Lets-Walk-Three/dp/0980350654
I just noticed the publishing date on the book - September 30, 2013. It's quite funny because El Morya showed up on my doorstep for the first time in my adult human life on October 3, 2013. What we are birthing is so much grander than our human self can know.
Love and gratitude from us all.