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!
El Morya once said many will ask what their soul's purpose here is on Earth and fewer will ask the purpose in the context of divine will. When he said it, the group he addressed was that of the spiritual warrior variety.
It was people unknowingly feeding their spiritual egos to create roles in which they place their human beliefs disguised as spiritual laws as some sort of doctrine before others who are in the awakening process. A confusion of ego with soul. A confusion of human free will, perceived, with divine will, realized. A spiritual teacher aspect confused with the I AM THAT I AM.
If we expand in the spiral of awareness, we can see that those old new age roles play out in the new energy space as well. Those who have been great spiritual teachers, or desired to be so, in other lifetimes are rebranding themselves with the new language, the hip conscious vocabulary. And there is nothing wrong or bad about it - it just is.
I'm so glad the seduction to play in that world was there for me, too, so that I could witness this first hand and understand it in various levels of my existence. To see, not only the spiritual teacher aspects of perceived human free will, play out but to also hold compassion for it, is quite the experience when viewed from the eyes of the divine and of the human.
I can also see that, it is a way for some - myself included in the most recent linear past - to distill what they have learned. If you teach it in the physical, it can be extremely helpful for bringing your human self along in the Triple E, embodied enlightenment experience.
The difference is the discernment in understanding you are teaching to distill for Self, rather than "helping" people.
Everyone here understands that no one needs to be helped. That everything is perfectly unfolding in divine timing. That is almost a 'sin' to interfere with the perfection that is unfolding in the petals of the blooming self-realization occurring within each of us, right now.
It's the same for the 'teachers' out there, who like us here, wake up one morning, realize they have distilled the wisdom needed from the experience, and then realize - wait, what? - that the desire to "help" went right on our the door when they became to know deeply within that everything is and always was absolutely perfect - that all is well in all of creation.
Yesterday, I wrote about not having to expend the effort on the physical creation when playing out roles. It's a lot of work to put together a NEW new energy business. Word selection. Marketing that does not look like marketing. Sexy conscious language. Appearing to have it all figured out. That's exhausting. Although I have never even attempted to look like I have "figured it out."
Soon enough, those new new new super new energy teachers will tucker out - the old energy ways will seem too laborious - hold the realization that what has been distilled is distilled. However, some will find they have attached onto that identity with such a force in so many times, that it will feel like amputation of limb to leave the identity behind, and bring all of the lifetimes of it into alignment with soul/ source and all lifetimes running in simultaneous flow.
I use it as an example because it's familiar and I can see it clearly, yet it could be any identity - for example I know a master who is hanging onto the healer identity for dear life. It could be anything, and there is no shame in it, as we have all clung to something human at some point in this experience for dear life, because letting it go is scary.
The void we experience after human free will has gone can feel dark - can feel empty. Yet, as most of know, if you breathe through the nothing-ness, the everything-ness shows up. If you resist the human seduction to go back to playing in the physical creation space to fill the void - and it won't work for very long - then you open up to the infinite gifts of the THIRD CIRCLE existence.
Going back to El Morya's comment above. Of course, we all know here our purpose, which is really passion from the depths of who we are, from our soul, to experience embodied enlightenment on Earth.
Sometimes, though less and less frequently now, it seemed like an arduous task. And when we relaxed into it, we realize there was never a task. It was simply a matter of the flower of Self blooming from within - the seed of the soul, singing the song of the soul. It was always going to bloom, regardless of the workshops, classes, readings...and on...and on....
Moving beyond. Gathering in the space beyond the noise. Some say it feels like a void. But one only needs to open up their macro-vision and see through the eyes of the divine that the Magic of Being is taking place here and everywhere masters walk the shores of embodied enlightenment.
When you gathered with me under the Banyan last night, for my birthday celebration, I could see something from the macro level, though the eyes of my own divinity, that each time you dance in joy in the space beyond the noise, each time you distill the wisdom of self-realization, each time you know you are God, also - you are without doubt, the true teachers of consciousness - no facebook post needed.
I know we have let go of the desire for recognition, but as we are bringing the human along in this experience of humanizing divinity, I want to say that I see you and honor you.
And, I am not the only one, so is every master of Self, who has walked the shores of embodied enlightenment before you.
I sense into the essence of Mahavatar Babaji. He has no books, no story, no designated channeler. Yet, he has dedicated his BEING to keeping the doors of consciousness open for anyone who chooses it - for anyone who chooses consciousness over automation for eons to come.
There may not be shrine in your honor - just yet - but what you are doing, or being rather, is nothing short of grand. And, it is pure joy to witness, and that is what this website is all about - honoring you in your embodied enlightenment experience - in the undiluted Magic of Being, which is described in the manifesto of this creation.
So with that, I welcome you to take a look at what you are creating beyond the noise, for eons to come - your legacy of your 'last' life on Earth. I ask you to see through the eyes of your own divinity what service means in the context beyond duality, gravity, and most of all beyond physical time and space.
I invite you to view the the grandness of your creation, that is simply being here - a walking, breathing master on Earth.
In honor of you!
Lauren/ Sar'h, Master Morya, and all the ascended and embodied masters of Earth
Cool breezes wooed the warm lake waters,
Half-hidden in a snow-white mist
That did not resist
Invasion of two leaflike canoe vessels --
Gliding like peaceful swans
At farewell hour of the sun.
In mind's swift-passing fantasy,
Like mystic barks they seemed,
Laden with silhouetted singing angels
Sailing across the sky.
- Paramahansa Yogananda
Excerpt from the poem, "Paupack's Peak"
From the book, Songs of the Soul
This evening at dusk I walked the gravel path of a lake that sits just before Long's Peak, a spectacular event courtesy of the Rocky Mountains. I watched the last glimmer of the sun's rays fall behind the jagged mountain peaks and stood awe struck by the glittering stars who were allowed to shine as the moon bowed out of sight.
There is still magic to be experienced in this world as we begin to see through the eyes of our own divinity, I was reminded tonight. And, I breathed a sigh of sensual relief to be meeting you all in the space beyond the noise - at last. I will see you in the dream world too, friends. Beneath the golden rays of the divine Banyan Tree we will float and speak the language of silence. I am delighted. And honored.