David Christopher Lewis Discourse (overshined by Kuthumi)
February 15, 2018 7:59 ̶ 8:26 pm PST
2018 San Diego Prayer Vigil
Saint Germain on Soul Freedom and Self-Realization for Aquarian Initiates
Preparing for the Peaceable Kingdom
Tonight we are preparing for the peaceable kingdom, and we may throughout our lives enter into this spirit of oneness that facilitates the coming of the peaceable kingdom. This is the kingdom where peace reigns and where all are able to feel God's Presence continuously. Where peace reigns, everyone experiences this oneness, this love, this joy, this freedom.
The etheric retreats in the heaven world manifest this peaceable kingdom, and we are here to help bring them into physicality on Earth. These retreats on Earth are meant to be oases of calm, equipoise, where meditation is practiced and is easier in the flowfield that is created through the peace that is manifested through each individual. All of the issues of duality and division have been resolved, transmuted, eradicated and erased, and the unity field of beingness is manifest, which co-creates this peaceable kingdom—first within, because Jesus said, “The kingdom of God is within you,”1 and then as you manifest it within you, it naturally it emanates out to all.
There have been various names for this ideal state of beingness on Earth as a physical place—Shamballa, Shangri-La, Eden, Utopia, Elysium All of these are peaceable kingdoms, and yet you can enter deep within yourself to access these sacred places. You can experience utopia inside of yourself rather than seeking it somewhere else, because the kingdom of God is within.
We help restore this peaceable kingdom and we prepare for it every time we meditate in stillness, within the Great Silence, and experience deeper and deeper states of this inner peace. If we don't have a meditation practice, are we truly in that state of preparing for the peaceable kingdom? Meditation facilitates peace deep within and all around us. Our aura is charged with the energy of equanimity, our minds are stilled and our heartbeat can slow down. We have better health and vitality. All of the effects of both meditation and yoga have been proven, and many even scientifically. And when we practice yoga and meditation, we slow down the carnal mind and we speed up our vibration to be more Christlike.
Jesus was the Prince of Peace, and he is still the Prince of Peace in the peaceable kingdom. God, of course, is the king; Jesus, his son, as the living Christ, is the prince—one of a number of princes. His inner peace that we access and then ooze through our aura sustains the peaceable kingdom where we are. We are an anchor point for it. And when we do our spiritual work, we affect every lifestream on Earth energetically, positively. And for some of us who are engaged prolifically, meditating with others of like heart and mind expands this domain of peace locally where we worship and come together in peace. And family by family, community by community, circle by circle, when we do this around the world, we together are building, establishing the larger peaceable kingdom across the world.
Kuthumi says, “Teach children to meditate.” And if you don't desire to call it meditation, just call it being still, closing their eyes, practicing silence. These children will greatly accelerate the process of establishing the peaceable kingdom upon Earth. Why? Because they may have keys beyond what we have because they are fresh from heaven and they don't have as much baggage when they are young, karma that they've created in this life. And when you teach them at an early age to learn to be still, to go within, it's amazing what they will then teach you.
There are schools around the world that are teaching children about stillness and silence and meditating, and the children do better in class. There are less problems in these schools and it's a fantastic alchemy. It really should be taught in every school, not just private schools, because even in the few public schools that allow it, it has tremendously helped. Some parents would probably think it's a spiritual practice and therefore they don't want their kids to engage in it. All it is is closing your eyes and being still, breathing deeply and learning to be calm.
Now, speaking of learning to be calm, if you have trouble completely quieting your mind, focus on one concept, such as God, light; or one virtue, such as love, peace; or one image, such as a rose, a diamond, a pyramid. And if you like to do mantras and engage in mantra yoga, you can also focus on one sound, such as AUM or Om or Ah. Draw everything into that focused point of your quiet and deliberate concentration and stay there and maintain that state of equanimity. If your mind begins to wander, gently bring it back to the point of your focused attention. And don't feel bad that your mind is wandering, because this is pretty common in the Western world. It takes practice. Don't feel bad or blame yourself or feel that you've screwed up; just refocus your concentration in a gentle way, not forced.
Remember that recently the masters said we can be smiling meditators. We don't have a frown on our third eye because we are focusing so hard that we are not really in the peaceable kingdom. That's not creating the peaceable kingdom. The peaceable kingdom is created through the largesse of love as we are in a calm state of quietude, in the simplicity of beingness, the gentility of the silence.
Let go and give your Higher Mind permission to take over the process so that you are not trying to do it with your lower human mind. Just give permission, authority to your Higher Mind—who is a great meditator, always in communion with the Divine—to do the process, to oversee it, to bless it, to help you to master it. Breathe gently and deeply without making audible sounds.
In the sanctuary in Livingston, we've been meditating now, and it's amazing how many times I hear people breathe loudly during the fifteen-minute silent meditation. Well, that's not silent meditation. So when your breathing is audible to everybody else, realize that it's not a soundless state. There is a way that many of us have learned to breathe deeply and gently, and that's by gently placing your tongue on the top of the inside of your mouth and holding it there. And then you have a lot of space in your mouth through which you can breathe. Or, preferably, breathe through your nose. You can breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth, if you choose. That's kind of preferred—in through the nose, out through the mouth, without making any sound. Just maintain that tongue in the groove on the roof of your mouth. And that will naturally facilitate a gentle smile too; it's not forced. But when you are in the bliss of God, you will begin smiling gently.
You can turn your eyes upward. Many learned meditation practices, such as in Kriya yoga, where your eyes actually go up. And I've seen people that are so intense on this that their eyes are kind of fluttering. I guess that's okay, if that's your way. I don't think it has to be forced to the point where you're trying so hard that your eyelids are fluttering. I think that means you may be trying too hard. Just let this be a gentle thing. You turn your eyes up internally and you are looking to God; you are focusing on the Divine.
Do you find yourself falling asleep? I remember when I first started meditating—boy, I fell asleep a lot. It's like when you first come into the teachings and you're sitting in the front row for a HeartStream and everybody is nodding off. Why? Because there is a lot of light released, and the light flushes out our darkness. And unless you reach that same level where the light is, it just kind of knocks you out and you can fall asleep. It's the same with meditation. You have to begin to practice and come into those levels of mastery where you're not conking out.
However, Kuthumi would like us to know also that if you do fall asleep a lot, it's not really a bad thing initially, because you may need the sleep. You may have been meditating at a time when you're just tired—you're plum tired, or you're prune tired, or orange tired. And so don't fret if you're falling asleep. You are probably not meditating at the right time or you haven't gotten enough sleep at night. So if you're meditating in the morning, you should have gotten a good six to eight hours of sleep hopefully, and you can stay awake. You shouldn't be falling asleep in the morning after meditation. If you meditate before you go to bed, you may be tired. And so you may choose to alter the time a little bit.
So don't feel bad if you're falling asleep initially. You will, through years of practice, get to the point where this doesn't happen. Even if every once in a while you do fall asleep because you're diligent in your practice, don't feel bad. Just go to bed, because that's a type of meditation too, in sleep. It's just different.
I think Kuthumi is very sweet in telling us that there is no blame in this process. We are not in competition with ourselves or with others to become great meditators or to go to God. We're going to get to God by one way or another. I'm going to get to God by meditating. You don't force it; it happens naturally and beautifully. It's such a beautiful thing. Your meditation time is your time with your Higher Self, with God inside of you. It should be the most beautiful and harmonious and natural thing that you just love to do because you enter the stillness and it's a great thing.
The peaceable kingdom is a domain of heightened divine wakefulness, where the drowsiness of the lesser self is overcome by the blessedness of clarity and the grace of attentiveness. The more you focus on your Presence and maintain that state of blessedness, clarity, grace and attentiveness by loving your Divine Self, which is also inside—it's up in vibration but it's really inside—the more you will understand the peaceable kingdom.
The peaceable ones are those who are able to sustain peace at all costs. They avoid devolving into the Martian energies of anger, argumentation, agitation, angst, aggravation—all of these things that we learned about in The Summit—which all lead to imperil. And we instead consciously choose to utilize the Venusian energies of adoration, appreciation, acceptance, authenticity, amiability, amity—the good a's. There are the good a's, where you are getting the A plusses, and then there are the other a's, where you make a “blank” out of yourself.
So let's enjoy our journey in helping Kuthumi, helping Jesus, as world teachers with Omraam, to co-create on Earth the peaceable kingdom by facilitating it in the way that we naturally were born to help it come about, because each of us is different. Some of you are dynamically active throughout the day, and your joy through your activity is also helping to create the peaceable kingdom.
Joy is fantastic, Kuthumi says, in bringing about the peaceable kingdom from another angle. And there are other angles from which we also help to co-create that kingdom. Joy is one of the most magnificent ones because joy brings about the transmutation of sorrow by lifting people up, elevating them and helping them to get out of the doldrums. You can't be in the peaceable kingdom if you're depressed—there's no way.
So joy really helps to catapult you into that state where you say to yourself: “Wow! I feel it now. I feel happy with myself. I'm not condemning myself. I'm not getting down on myself for blowing it because I ate something with sugar or had five cups of coffee today instead of one,” or whatever. Let's not get down on ourselves. We're doing the best we can spiritually, and each day is an opportunity and a challenge. And the time for condemning ourselves and feeling like we're not good enough is o-v-e-r, right? Over, over—it's over. We can't sustain that peaceable kingdom if we're in the blame game, which drains us. It drains the vitality out of us, the joy out of our lives. And if I have ever said anything to any of you that has drained out that joy in a moment of my unconsciousness I ask for your forgiveness, because I desire the best, the brightest, the most beloved for all of us. And I think you feel the same about other people.
I see some of you who I don't think I've ever heard say a negative thing about another person. Marcos and the host of this entire event, I don't think I've ever heard either of you say anything negative about any person, ever, in all the years I've known you guys. And there are others of you I can say the same thing about.
That's the mentality and the consistency of consciousness and divine feeling that's required to allow this peaceable kingdom to be established—nonjudgment, acceptance of everyone for just who they are, loving them for the good and the bad, if we even want to qualify it that way, just loving them for who they are. And the acceptance and the love and the cherishment of their soul and their spirit is so beautiful and so divine that it's like over that person—an aspect of that kingdom just descends and it's always in their aura. You can feel the peace in the auras of those who are authentic, and the inner joy is effused through their life, their breathing, their thought process, everything.
So to be authentically peaceable, be who you are—be natural. Don't try to be something that you aren't or great in the sense that you're striving so hard that you're creating imperil in this striving. Just be natural; be yourself.
This domain of the peaceable kingdom is the most beautiful domain that you can enter through stillness, through love and from many angles, from all these different virtues. You can get there, both virtually and through reality, through any virtue, because all the true virtues lead to the peaceable kingdom—every virtue leads there. And you can think of any virtue. And when you realize that virtue, “Yeah, of course, that beautiful virtue that I feel, that God-quality, is part of what leads to that peaceable kingdom.”
So practice the virtues that you're good at already and accelerate them to new levels of attainment and glory. And then try to incorporate the virtues into your life that maybe you're not so masterful at yet so that you will have the full complement of all of these access points to the peaceable kingdom right here—throughout your day, throughout your week and your life—because every day is different. We have our astrology, our biorhythms, our families to sometimes deal with—our children, our parents, our grandchildren, our grandparents—and our co-workers and heartfriends, who sometimes challenge us too.
So the access points to the peaceable kingdom can come in ways that you may not even think of right now, but they will be specifically accessible for that day based on your openness to heaven and heaven's gifts and blessings. And they will allow you to cherish the experience, the blessing within the experience, and then the destiny of actually reaching that oasis. You traveled across the desert and you found this oasis, and there is water there, there are palm trees and there is a time of respite and renewal and recharging. The peaceable kingdom is like this cosmic oasis, from which we will then probably jump off to another star system and start all over and save that one. So then we'll have to recreate another peaceable kingdom, and that's life for the lightbearers. It's just the way it is; we're on a mission.
So thank you, Kuthumi, for this teaching. I really appreciate your amazing wisdom and your love and how you convey these truths to us, and I'm so grateful. Thank you, Kuthumi.
1. Luke 17:20–21.
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