Sunday, June 14, 2009

The question of human suffering.

Elizabeth's question: Why does humanity have to suffer?
And my addendum: Why do I need to suffer? Must I continue to suffer? How can this suffering that happens in me become more creative?

Ashiata Shiemash:

As you move into contact with me you can feel the shift in your inner state, how your awareness expands and begins to include elements of which you were previously unaware. But you recognize some of those elements from prior such efforts, so it is not all new. What is remarkable is the forgetting that happens when you are not in direct contact with us. This is a little illustration of the origin of suffering.

When humanity maintains a state of awareness that separates it from the other levels of being above the physical, suffering is the result. All suffering comes from this separation. It has been said that the Kali Yuga, the last age, was the age of separation, of the illusion of separation. When people live with the illusion of being separate from the higher energies, they make their decisions and live their lives in darkness. A simple example is the killing of one human by another. This can only happen when the killer thinks of the other person as separate, different from himself. He has to “demonize this other in order to kill him. The beginning of enlightenment is to be able to see that at all humans are the same, all are connected and carry the same information, the same earnings, the same needs. So much of the suffering of humanity has come from this belief that the others are different and threatening because of that difference. We have to protect ourselves from the ones who are different, and to do that we have to be able to have more power, the power that can be used to control or kill others.

This age of illusion is ending and a new one is beginning. It will take many years for this transition to be accomplished. The old ways will pass but not without a fight, not without more suffering. What will come is the realization that this suffering was not necessary, not inevitable.

We said that the suffering comes from being stuck in the perception of only the physical. So part of the process of moving into the next age is the development of the skill of perceiving reality on multiple levels. We have already expressed to you the idea that the etheric is the more fundamental level of reality for the earth plane. You see the physical, but it is a projection of the etheric; the physical is not primary.

So much of human suffering is related to the perception of physical death, physical pain. When you begin to perceive other levels of being above the physical (in terms of frequency of vibration), you will be less impressed with the importance of the death of the physical, with the pains of the physical body. The soul can move in and out of the physical and this will become easier in the near future. Already, you know how easy it is to be “out of body” when dealing with a traumatic situation. So many of your patients have learned to be out of their bodies when they were being abused, assaulted, etc. There needs to be more development of this skill, not less! What is missing is the ability to maintain consciousness in the physical state, consciousness of the non-physical or supraphysical states.

You know that when you dream, when you go “out” you often do not remember what happens in that state. You feel some change afterward, but don't remember the details of the travels. It needs more practice until you can get to the point of slipping more easily in and out of the body while retaining full awareness of the process.

The body's vibratory level must change in order for this to become easier. This can happen through the regular practice of introducing higher vibrations into the body consciously, of maintaining consciousness while we work on you in your meditations. There needs to be more clearing of toxic substances, of negative energies.

There also is a need for clearing of specific issues, karmic issues. This can be done with less suffering than you think. It can be done in a gentle way. But it is necessary for you to experience the feelings connected with the past life memories, even if from a distance or from floating above the memories We will help with this. Part of the problem for you has been that you try to do this without us. We are always here, ready to assist you. You forget that, and think that you are separate and have to do all this work on your own. Let us help.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Realignment with the Conscious Universe

What needs to come through now is the importance of a realignment with the conscious universe. This realignment creates a different orientation in the human being, a different valence. It serves as an attractive force, calling to the human being the higher energies that have always been available, but have been shut out from your awareness. The old paradigm was very successful at shutting out this awareness of higher things. It made those higher things seem like intellectual constructs, imaginings, rather than the reality that they are.

When you realign with the conscious universe, you create the possibility of hope. That is a weak way of saying it! Hope sounds to humans like what you do when there is no evidence of the possibility of change. Now we say there is evidence, there is experience possible for human beings. It starts with this change of attitude, change of mind.

Then what is needed is a small amount of dedication. That dedication begins with focused attention, with a still mind. The distractability of the mind is a great barrier to new experience, since the new experiences are subtle and easily disrupted at the physical level by any turbulence in the human.

Many traditions have told us about the chattering mind, the monkey mind, the “ghost who screams (in the Huna tradition.) The simple solution to this problem is a kind of meditation which allies the mental awareness with the sensations of the physical body. At first it will seem like you are connecting with the sensations of the physical. But as you work with this, experience it, you will see that this leads quite directly into more subtle perceptions. These subtle perceptions are of the emotional level, the emotional body, and other things for which you cannot yet find a name.

As we have said before, you will begin to experience your own body as hollow instead of as a lump of matter. You can begin to experience the movement of energies within and around it. You can even begin to experience how those energies connect with other living beings: humans, trees, animals. It is even possible to connect with what you used to think of as inanimate objects: mountains, rivers, fields. Everything is conscious.

If the meditation on the sensations of the body is too difficult, you can try drumming or rattling. This is a very good way of quieting the chattering mind.

Did not your scriptures say: "Be still and know that I AM?" In the stillness is your connection to a new world, a new way of perceiving and experiencing your own life.

As you work in this way , it is possible that you may begin to encounter fears, darkness, the shadow side. This is normal and expected at some point. We ask you not to be afraid of anything. Treat it all as a trip through the fun house at the amusement park. It is all illusion. If your body does not react to the fearful imagery, it loses its power to do anything to you.

At times like these it is very helpful to remember the Golden Light of Grace. You can always call for the Golden Light, wherever you are in your inner journey. This will calm your body, your nervous system, and pacify the dark beings who seem to threaten you.

If you are doing this as a shamanic journey through the dark cave to the Lower World, for example, you could make a torch of Golden Light, like a Fourth of July sparkler, only larger. Take this divine illumination with you wherever you go in you inner journey.

The time for fear is over. The time for joy, grace, forgiveness, expansion, love, is now.

Monday, March 30, 2009

About Understanding

Your mind is already full of understandings, of facts, ideas, concepts. You like the life of the mind, making connections between ideas and points of view. This has its usefulness, but only up to a certain point. We need for your mind to be more open, more empty as it will seem to you. There has to be space in your mind for something quite new, something you do not understand and cannot understand at this time. How else will you grow?

You remember being told something similar about your heart, that it must be open, that you have to make space in our heart for something new, that you have to remove the “dead wood.” That is also still true, always true.

The body has to be ready for a big shift also. Right now the body is a repository for old, stale energies, traumatic memories, past grudges and hurts, all sorts of emotional toxins. These things reside in the tissues like a kind of slow poison For this reason it is good to exercise the body. Exercise, movement, helps to clear away these past issues. It gets the lymph flowing; it realigns the electromagnetic field. It helps to make space.

As we have already explained, when you begin to look inward, into the body with your inner awareness, you see that the body seems to be more hollow than you conceive of it in your ordinary awareness. In fact, all things that appear solid on the outside are really quite empty from our point of view. And that emptiness is bursting with energy, an energy of a very fine type, very vivifying. So it is a good practice to meditate by bringing your inner awareness into touch with the sensations of the body, with the experience of the body from inside. As you do this we can help by following the movement of your attention with our own, into the cells, into the liquid crystal matrix of the connective tissues, into the electrolytic fluids, into the DNA.

The visualizations we have described help with this: imaging golden light as sparkling droplets floating gently downward from above, for example, consciousness helps to conduct this finer energy into your body, into your cellular matrix. Your consciousness joins with our consciousnesses to bring about this transformation.

It helps to be very still outwardly and inwardly while doing this. It does not help to try too hard! That introduces the wrong vibration. Then you can participate by gently paying attention to the places that hurt, that are tense or feel sick.

It is your birthright to be healthy, strong, vibrant, powerful. There is no virtue in remaining ill, depressed, and in pain. That lesson is of limited value and must be left behind. We need the full participation of strong, healthy people, enough strong, healthy people to assist in the transformation of the planet, healthy, strong, and willing. To that end we are very interested in healing people who ask for our help. There is a choice involved. It does not just happen.

You have noticed that some people find healing more easily than others. It does not hatter how seriously ill they are. What matters is another factor: the willingness to change. Moving from illness to health involves a change of attitude toward life. Health creates new opportunities, new challenges. Sometimes, some of your patients are not willing to face the new life of health because they fear some demand or situation that will arise if they are no longer disabled by their illnesses. This keeps them stuck and undoes the best efforts of the best healers. Eventually even this will become easier, with the transformation of the whole planet. Human life will become easier because the planet will support a more healthy vibration for people. It will be harder to stay stuck in fear and anger, in the illusion of separation.

It all begins with this inner work or welcoming a new vibration that helps you feel your connection to us and to Earth.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

On the Nature of Reality

The past order was the time of separation. People were incarnated on this planet for the purpose of feeling what it is like to be separate from God, separate from all life. You could think of it as an experiment. Others have written about this. The question was: How much separation can a person feel from God and still be able to have faith, to believe in the possibility, to yearn to reconnect?

Now what is happening is that increasing numbers of people are feeling that yearning, feeling that there is something missing in the separate view.

For example, as you think of the Earth, you think of her as an it, as a lump of solid substance which is relatively inert, has no consciousness of its own. You think of the movement of the tectonic plates as mechanical, brute and stupid. This is a frightening thought because it has you perched on a sort of island of rock floating on a sea of molten magma, ready to drift off to who knows where at some point in the near future, when the planetary shift is going to occur.
That is the view of things from the point of view of Separation.

Now you can begin to feel how the Earth is alive. You feel it through the energy of the crystals, how they resonate with your own awareness, calling to you. You feel it through your Guides, some of whom are Earth people, deeply embedded in the essential nature of the planet. You can begin to feel how the energies of the Earth, the rocks, the soil, the structures beneath the crust are yearning, calling to the higher forces, to make thir connection.

You serve as a bridge between these levels. It is the humans who are capable of creating that energetic, conscious budge. Earth and Sky need humanity in order to connect, to come into relationship, to cross fertilize.

So you can see why it is important to make this connection downward as it feels to you, as well as upward into the Heavens. You feel the yearning upwards, but it is also important to feel the connection into the planet. This is why you are here.

For centuries humans have lived on the planet as if they didn't want to be on it, as if they did not have a vital connection to it., as if what was really important was above, and that what is below is dirty, evil, scary, messy, not as exalted as what is coming form above. This is the view from Separation.

You remember Jacob's ladders? The ones that God was fashioning in Sari Kamish? They were made so that men and nations could ascend and descend. Not just ascend. There is a flow back and forth, up and down. Both directions are equally necessary.

The time of thinking about things in terms of Good and Evil is over. Now it is time to appreciate that all things are part of God's creation. Now is the time for humans to ask for blessings for all sentient beings, without exception.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Resistance to change

As you allow the Golden Light of Grace to sift into your body, you can feel the effects, the peace it brings. Parts of you with whom you are not in conscious contact also receive this infusion of divine energy and are helped by it in spite of themselves. You notice for example, that as you begin this connection to us, and as you feel your energies rising to meet our vibration, the vibration we send to you, parts of you try to distract you from this joyful enterprise in a variety of ways. One of the ways is to remind you of unfinished tasks on your “to do” list. You know that there are always these unfinished tasks and that your communication with us is the most important work you can do now. Yet, parts of you who are not in tune with this wish, with this endeavor, with this calling, are uncomfortable with the change. They are not so sure they like to feel the higher energies. So they present their own agendas which can often be couched in the most benign of terms: usually that it is time now to accomplish something in the old way, in the ordinary way, some physical task, some mundane task. You know the saying of the writer who is blocked, that he is spending all this time sharpening his pencils? You can spend all your time doing good and necessary mundane tasks, the things the body needs, the house needs, and thereby never get around to your connection to higher wisdom, to the guidance that can help you through this coming tumultuous period in human history.

So, we are very glad you have set aside this time to talk with us.

You have seen, as you work with patients, how you do not always energize yourself to the degree that you feel right now. You allow your fears too much room in that setting. You must be very courageous in a sense, very full of yourself, full of your True Self. In that state you know what must be done and you know that few are capable of doing it because few have ever tried to learn to work in the way that you are working. So a certain degree of pride is needed. It is not that you are celebrating your individual prowess, without acknowledging that we are helping and providing the guidance and the energy for transformation. But is is important to acknowledge that you are a key participant in the exchange of energies that can heal yourself and others. Do not let your humility disempower you. Do not let your ego disenfranchise you. Somewhere in the middle is the recognition that you are a god and a man at the same time, that your being lives on many levels, most of which you cannot perceive in your current state. But you can have faith that your own being is large enough, lives on a grand enough scale to accomplish great things.

And this is true of humanity in general. As we move together into this new age, people will begin to realize to what a great degree their own sense of selfhood has been rushed and hidden from them. They will no longer be content to look to others as if they are gods, the way people view rock stars, sports stars, leaders, now. They will understand that all people are god-like as well as animal-like. Everyone. People will begin to feel this in their bones, as you say. They will feel it at a deep level that calls to them to accept their true nature, their true grandeur.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Rejuvenation of the physical body

[Is the Golden Light of Grace the fountain of youth? As I practice bringing it in, I notice a rejuvenating effect.]

You will notice what you notice. It is good that you are practicing this and showing others how to do it. Yes, it can be rejuvenating. It helps to remove the effects of what you call stress. When we speak of stress we mean more than activation of the sympathetic nervous system. There is also a failure to clear toxic substances from the tissues when you are in a state of constant stress, constant activation of the sympathetic nervous system. These substances lodge in the tissues, especially the fascia, and cause damage to the tissues. The toxins make the tissues more brittle, stiffer, less able to transfer energetic substance, less tuned to the higher frequencies. Activation of the sympathetic nervous system prevents or makes more difficult the process of tuning to higher energies and higher messages. It creates a sort of tunnel vision. You become focused on survival, getting through this moment, with no thought to the next, to the past or the future, to the higher and lower levels of life.
When the sympathetic and para-sympathetic are in balance, not just in balance, but also set at a lower activation level, then it is possible for your awareness to take in more frequencies, more dimensions. This requires a state of great calm.
So we send the Golden Light of Grace to help with that re-setting of the nervous system, to bring it to a level of peace that makes more awareness possible. In the survival mind-set, it is not possible to see the beauty of things, to hear the music. This creates a cynical attitude. And that vibration of cynicism draws negative energies to you. It becomes what you call a self-fulfilling prophecy. You see what you are attuned to see, and don't believe that anything else is possible because you don't see it.
We ask that you practice this other tuning, living in the energy of the peace that comes from our Golden Light of Grace.
You can feel the rejuvenating effect of this energy we send to you. It prepares your physical presence, your tissues, for further help. When you are in a state of agitation, it is not possible to receive the higher energies. The Golden Light is a first step toward making your bodies more receptive to influences that can be very healing and that can go well beyond what you think of as healing. We are talking about real transformation of the body, the physical body. As you experience your bodies now, you cannot clearly distinguish the sensations that are particular to the higher bodies. This can be done but requires more familiarity with the physical body in a state of deep calm.
So many of your past experiences in this lifetime and in past lives have been traumatic, have created pain and fear and anger. These emotional states prevent the kind of sensitivity that is needed for further development, for further evolution of the human being. So everything you are doing to help relieve the effects of fearful, angry, and painful memories, the stored charge of these memories, is very helpful for the further development of the people with whom you work, and for yourself as well. We send you the Golden Light of Grace as a means for furthering this process because it can work silently, even subliminally. It can work at a distance, because where we live there is no distance and no time. The more you work in this way, the clearer all this will become.
We send you this with love and hope and compassion.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Regeneration of the four bodies:

You can start by imagining a ball of golden light above your head, like a little sun. We, the representatives of the sun, known as Ra, Apollo, Ashiata Shiemash, and by other names, cannot resist coming to fill that golden ball with our energy, which comes from the highest source. It is a great pleasure, as you might say. It is also a natural law, a law of nature, that we do this. When you visualize this golden ball over your head, we are called by that action.

Then you invite the golden light to descend into your crown, into the opening at the top of the head. Imagine an opening, into which the golden light can descend like sparkling droplets, the way the dust looks in a shaft of sunlight, sifting its way gently downward into the head. There it begins to form another sun in the middle of the brain, where the 6th and 7th chakras find their root, near the pituitary and pineal glands. From there, the light descends ever so gently into the neck and down the spine and sympathetic nerve chains. It can form another sun in the heart chakra, in the center of the chest. You can help the process by following it with your attention and by wishing or asking for the creation of this heart-sun. Then the light descends further into the belly, where it forms another sun in the dan tien, just below the navel. From there it can descend into the legs and pass on below through the feet, to the Earth. In a similar way, it flows down the arms and out the finger tips into the surrounding air.

This accomplishes many things. First, it sends the healing and transformative rays of the highest source into all the cells of your body, into the nerves, all the way to the nerve endings and to the pores of the skin and beyond, into the aura around the physical body. Second, by passing through the human organism, it flows into the Earth, providing her with a healing energy she sorely needs.

Now, as you try this, you can feel the relaxation that comes from it, the peacefulness that settles into your tissues. That sense of peace radiates in a certain way to help the other bodies. You feel the quietness settle into your emotions as as well, into the astral body. You can feel how the mental processes become calmer, more focused, like a clear pool of water in which you can the beautiful coral at the bottom. The more time you spend like this, the more your body, feelings and mind can heal, become integrated, learn to work together. You could do this every day, like taking a shower, only an internal one. This cleanses your inner life, removes toxic feelings and toxic substances, and fearful thoughts.

There is so much clearing that is needed. So many layers of fear and suffering. We send you this healing light so as to help you feel how you could be without all the fear and pain, to feel how it is to be connected to the light of the sun.

The more you practice this, the more you will be able to do it, the clearer your internal life will be, and the easier it will be to do it in a more profound way. Then you become like a glowing beacon of energy yourself. You attract more of the same. That is a law of nature also: like attracts like. The more time you spend in fear, the more fear you attract. The more time you spend in the glorious, golden light, the more light you attract.

Then, as you acquire a familiarity with this process, a skill, as it were, you can begin to be more sensitive to the places in your four bodies which need this healing, and you can help to direct this flow, gently, not forcing, to the places that are more blocked, in which deep-seated fears are hidden. You can fill the inner places with this light, even the places that seem to behave as if they are independent, separate person from you, into those negative inner voices: the internal self-judging, the condemning of others, the destructiveness. You can send this light into the “shadow” side of your inner life, the hidden places that you are too afraid to visit. Send the light ahead of you; it is not necessary to go inside blindly, stumbling into terror-filled memories. Send the light in first, abundantly. There is no limit to the supply of the golden light of the sun.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Experiencing the four bodies - an exercise

Last week we were told something about learning to live in all four of our bodies. I ask if we may be given more instruction about that, how to do that, what that experience might be like, how to know if what I am doing is moving in that direction or not.

First you have to come into the body that you know, the physical one. You have to be clear with yourself about when you are in your body and when you are not. And then when you come into your body, try to occupy the whole of it. This is nothing new for you, but still not practiced much. Then you move around in the body, like now for this purpose you move to one side. See how that feels. See what changes when you move from one side to the other, in the experience that you are having. Try to see which parts of the body are easier for you to occupy than others. And then we can help you. You can ask us to send our energy into your body, into the places that are more difficult, into the whole, and see how that feels, see what feels different when you do that. While you are trying this, trying to be in your body, you can ask your True Self to come and be in your body with you. See how that changes things. It is good that you try to do this in a peaceful state. It is a very peaceful activity. So you may have to try things to bring more peace to yourself, like asking for the Golden Light of Grace, while being patient with yourself and persistent.

When, you think about your body without being in it, you think of it and see it as more or less solid. And when you come into the body and begin to experience it, sometimes it seems as if it is full of space. It's an experience that doesn't seem to fit with the concepts that are generally accepted about reality at this time. But there it is; you have this experience in space and time. Your consciousness can move about within this space in the body, if you practice it. Sometimes when you are in this place, especially in this gathering that you have, you feel a connection between your body and the others in the circle, through cords of light. This begins to be an experience of a different dimension, which is not available to you ordinarily, in your ordinary state. And these cords of light connect outward from the circle as well as you have noticed. They connect conscious beings in a way that transcends space and time. If you try to understand that you will be confused. So I say this just to point you in the direction of a kind of experience. Be patient with this experience, and peaceful inside, and you will begin to see.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Big changes in the world

I have a question for the being or group of beings known as Ashiata Shiemash. I ask your advice and guidance about the best way for us to negotiate the apparently big changes that will be happening in our society, in our culture, in our economic environment and planetary environment.

I ask you to imagine the world as you would like it to be. I understand that may be difficult to do, because when you use imagination, it needs to be done completely free of any fear. So that is a good exercise to try, to imagine the future without any fear. You can begin to understand how much fear works in your system. We are moving from the kali yuga, which is an age of fear, into a new age which is the age of love. In order to make that transition, many things have to be cleared: Limiting beliefs have to be cleared. It used to be that when you said you were being realistic it meant you were being pessimistic, seeing the unpleasantness, the difficulties. This process that is happening, these changes that you currently describe as big changes, you could have an influence on them. You are not required to be passive observers of the changes in the world, changes in the planet. So, for example, if you want a world without scarcity, a world without lack, start imagining such a world. Imagine it with all your being, and it becomes more like a prayer, and less like a daydream. It is good to understand the necessity to be cleared of limiting beliefs, even though you may not realize what your limiting beliefs are, or what the world would look like without them. Knowing that this is a necessity can help you to be ready for it.

For example, a limiting belief is that the body becomes weaker and deteriorates with age. It was not always like that. In your Bible, in ancient times, it is said that people lived 900 years. It would cause a great sensation if people found out there was someone alive that long now, but it is possible. It requires that the human being live in all his bodies, all four of his bodies. This way the physical body does not deteriorate. It would be good to learn this skill, so you could go on learning beyond the few decades that you live now.

When you think of your body as a lump of material, that is a limiting belief. You could begin to think of your body as permeated with energies of different frequencies and qualities. Even without experiencing it, the idea opens new possibilities.