David Christopher Lewis Discourse (Inspired by Beloved El Morya)
August 28, 2009 (23 minutes)
Paradise Valley, Montana
Training in Adeptship on the Path of Initiation
The Role of the Hearts Center
Good morning, everyone. Today El Morya would like to share with us about the spiritual path, and specifically the topic is training. All of us are in training through the path of higher adeptship to rise into the full manifestation of our Buddha nature and to move up the hierarchical chain of light and life in order to fulfill more of our reason for being, of our Godhood, of our Christic and Buddhic beingness in God.
Training is essential. And it is incumbent upon all of us to consider our place in the grand scheme and along this pathway. We may be students of those who are training us in the way of light and of the purposes of the Brotherhood and we also may be amenable to assisting and aiding lifestreams who are following us on this pathway through the various skills that move us into adeptship and that will allow others to move into their adeptship.
Recently the Master El Morya gave to the council an understanding of the necessity for moving into a new phase of our work within this movement, which is a certain empowerment of people, of leaders, of all heartfriends to be able to fulfill their reason for being within the context of the Brotherhood's work. And this movement of the Hearts Center is one aspect of that greater work. It is not the totality of the work of the Brotherhood throughout the entire planetary body, but it is a major component of it as it relates to our purpose as heartfriends, as servitors and partners with God to move forward their plans in the West and also in many other nations.
And so we have the grand design of what the sponsoring ascended masters desire to accomplish. Much of this is done through our spiritual work and our services, the daily interconnectedness that we share on our broadcasts and through the website, our events, our pilgrimages, our major quarterly conferences, and also now our weekend seminars at various places throughout the United States and the world, and also through Meru University, which is a major foundational opportunity for people to receive this training. We often receive our initiations through Meru University, because each course is an opportunity to come up higher on the spiral of light of that pathway that we are walking.
So within the greater context of our mission and purpose is this underlying opportunity for the training of our souls, of our outer waking consciousness. And the training goes on on the inner in the retreats of the Universal Great White Brotherhood, where we also receive direct personal tutoring and tutelage by various masters, including our personal sponsoring masters, the masters of the various retreats and their accompanying trainers. And long ago, in a previous dispensation, we were given the understanding that week by week we could be attending different retreats, and over a cycle of time we could attend all of the chohans' retreats and various other masters' retreats that we are aware of across the earth. Our soul leaves our body at night when we are in the right vibration and we are attuned to the higher worlds and we do our meditation and prayer before we retire. And often we wake up with more of an inner memory of what's occurred. It's not always in our outer waking awareness, but through attunement, through calls and through greater spiritual work, we can bring some of that memory back to the physical body, our mind and remember the instruction such that we can apply it.
Some of the application occurs within our higher bodies, and we are not always outwardly fully aware of it; although as you become more adept on your spiritual path, you will receive greater and greater intimations, through your communion with your God Presence and the ascended masters, of what is occurring on the inner. More and more of this inner understanding and personal divine knowledge being revealed to you will filter into your outer waking consciousness, and you will have both the recognition of it and the affirmation and the confirmation of it through various activities that occur in the outer world, often through other individuals that come into your life, opportunities for training and all manner of the divine sciences. These opportunities are being manifest upon earth through various individuals who are also receiving direct training from their sponsoring masters and gurus and are receiving a portion, a slice of the great wisdom teaching of the Brotherhood that is coming to earth in this hour. This is creating the great shift upon this planet that is moving all into the golden-crystal age and higher consciousness through this path of initiation.
Now, many do not understand the path of initiation and the stepping stones and the stages upon which one rises on that path. But suffice it to say that so long as an individual is tethered to God through devotion; through love of the one God, no matter what name is used; and is striving and is working to fulfill some aspect of the divine plan, that one is gradually moving up this spiral staircase of light on the path of initiation. And it is not for any one of us to judge another's pathway, but we can look at the entire context of all pathways of light within the greater one divine, moving stream of God's awareness through humanity and through all of created life, all conscious and sentient beings.
So, when we understand the complexity of this equation and also the beauty of its rendering through many created sons and daughters of God, through many cultures, climes, nations, languages and streams of awareness, then we are not so quick to judge one another or whether we have the best or the better way. We understand that it is all part of a grand scheme in which we are a player and we have our roles to fulfill and we have our message to deliver, our gift, our talent to bring to the world. And part of that can be accelerated through the training that we receive directly from the ascended masters on this path of initiation.
So the path is beautiful. It is laid out before us. We have, before we incarnate upon earth, in each subsequent embodiment, an understanding from our Higher Self and from the Karmic Board or our sponsoring masters what it is that we have come into this lifetime to accomplish, what training we will receive, what initiations we must pass, what specific blocks upon our karmic pathway we must overcome through the challenges that often arise as we live our lives and interact with various individuals with whom we have made karma and also those with whom we have a mission and a greater dharma in life to fulfill.
So, within the Hearts Center movement we have a dharma with many individuals, nearly all of whom at some level we resonate with. There is a synchronicity in our pathway because we have interacted with each other. We understand at a certain level the language that is being used, the vibration of the various hearts. We are attuned to the frequencies of the teaching that is emerging and that the ascended masters are delivering. We feel an upswelling of joy when we are in the presence of each other physically, but also often over the broadcast when we hear the tone of each other's voices. We hear the quality of the stream of consciousness that flows from the hearts, from the minds and the voices of the various contributors in this dharmic experience. And it is truly wonderful to connect at the soul and the Spirit level with many devotees who are engaging in their spiritual work, both on the inner and the outer through the interconnectedness that we have as this opportunity in this movement of the Hearts Center.
Now, along the stream of the flow of the movement, various individuals come and go, and they may enter that stream at various points and participate in a very direct way and do so very lovingly, very intensely and very authoritatively. And then at various times, because of personal cycles or karmic cycles or simply that the stream has a bend and a turn in it and is going in a slightly differentd direction here and there, individuals may not be so focused specifically on the direct work of the Brotherhood through this movement, but may be moving into another confluence, another stream. And that is all well and good, because it is all part of growth; it is part of the initiatic path, and all individuals are being trained and tutored by their God Self, so long as they are remaining true to themselves and tethered to that divine pathway, whatever that means for them.
So, the Brotherhood, through the sponsoring masters, carries us through this river of light and life in a certain patterning. And many of you will resonate with the entire pathway of light and may want to stay tethered to all that is transpiring within this movement because you do resonate with it and you can go with that flow wherever the Brotherhood takes us. And sometimes we receive direction that is different than what we may be used to, what we may be completely familiar with. We go into territory that is new for our souls. We may never have walked upon a certain mountain range or in a certain forest clearing, or whatever it is, and so we may become temporarily challenged by understandings that are not really deeply familiar to us. And when we encounter these, there is always the opportunity for us to decide, through our own free will, what we will receive and engage in and participate in and accept, and what we won't. And it is an individual thing. It is part of the pathway of each soul to determine its ascent up the mountain. And, again, it is not for any one of us to judge or to in any way demean another, saying, “Well, that person is not following what the true pathway is.” Yes, there is a guiding light that goes through every pathway, but can we individually really discern what another's pathway should be? And should we judge that or should we simply live and let live, do our best to be true to ourselves and our pathway and allow others to move as they are called and as they, through their own free will, experience and decide?
So, there are always shifts and there are always changes. And change is good, and at times some of us need to change simply because we have maybe moved within a certain field of reference that has not necessarily afforded us the highest opportunity for self-development, for spiritual growth, for inner attainment and our personal adeptship with our sponsoring masters. There is an intersection between our pathway and many others' pathways. Various masters with whom we have been working over this and past lifetimes can see the greater picture of what is destined to manifest where this intersection occurs that can be beautiful and that can move us on our personal highest stream.
Many of us within this movement have followed previously a dispensation through the messengership of Mark and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, and we are familiar with that pathway and we have that as a foundation to keep us tethered to what we consider a very bona fide and sponsored dispensation and pathway. So, the Hearts Center movement is laid upon that foundation, but we are now moving into different confluences in a slightly different stream of activity and movement. And for some people, at times this may be challenging. We have a new understanding of various teachings through the master Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov and through what we have studied through Meru University. And aspects of this or teachings received by Anastasia or other dispensations with whom we resonate, but which are not necessarily a part of our direct pathway, can be challenging for some. And others, of course, completely resonate with it.
So you have to decide personally what is moving you through the highest trajectory of your spiritual pathway. You have to decide what you resonate with and what is allowing you to be true to your highest Self. Many of you, I believe, are following this path because it is a higher and it is a more wonderful spiral of activity than possibly various other dispensations. But we all need to be ready for change, for greater understanding and truth, and yet at the same time be true to who we are, what our pathway is.
So the ascended masters understand this. And, as I said, various individuals come and go, and some are more directly involved at various times and then may move into another field or stream, and then they may return. And we should always be welcoming, loving, respectful, honoring of all individuals and their rate of spiritual development or their path. It's really not even up to us to judge what another's rate of development is. It is simply that one's affinity, that one's rate, and it is all part of the grand scheme.
So, in our training we can apply the principles of light that we learn, and teach what we understand of these various stepping stones on the path that Saint Germain has asked us to document. And as best as we understand that path, we can assist others. But there will always be a higher understanding of the ascended masters based on their continuing experience as developing Solar beings, as higher initiates, as masters who are moving from simply an ascended state into more of a celestial and grand state of perfect beingness in God.
So, I, for one, am always desirous to learn new things. And this does not mean that I throw out the foundation of what I have learned or the training that I have received. But I feel that as the world turns and as the world changes, I have to be ready, willing and able to move into a higher confluence when that stream appears and when the ascended masters would have us change and merge into a higher field of activity of which I was possibly previously ignorant or not even aware. And so, it takes mobility. It takes flexibility. It takes a mind attuned and adaptive to higher impulses. And I believe that part of the beauty of this activity is that we are not so rigid as possibly certain dispensations in the past have become because of their attempt to codify truth as they know it through a certain teaching or through certain messengers. But through an adaptability, we can be ready for what the higher Lords of spiritual fire are ready to give to us.
Now, there is always discernment in this. And every new teaching that comes along is not necessarily a higher teaching, and we have to be able to discern with the Holy Spirit what is truth for us and what is not necessarily our highest path. So, the principle element that is key in this dynamic and in this equation is discernment by the power of the Holy Spirit. And that is a foundational element of adeptship which we must all develop and really master.
So, there will be more explained and given on this subject, but that is enough for today. And El Morya is very happy with the progress of many heartfriends within this movement, especially those who have taken up the calling to serve and to give through divine service. And he commends each and every one of you who is doing your best in striving to attain to the highest that you can attain to.
So, God bless you, each one. Have a wonderful day. Bye bye.
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