Angels Bring Enlightenment to Individuals
So very often in our sacred texts, angels are portrayed enlightening humans. This relationship has been true as long as what we’ve been considering has been the enlightenment of discrete individuals, rather than the enlightenment of an entire planet.
With the whole planet ascending, more beings of a higher-dimensional nature are more deeply involved in the process of bringing of Light to the planet. Let’s consider for a moment the angels’ traditional role in bringing Light to people. Later we’ll look at the situation that exists when Light is brought to a whole planet.
Stepping down the light of God to the worthy is one of the services that angels offer us. Let me give you some of these scenarios.
Paul said in Hebrews 1:24: “Are [angels] not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?” Salvation is what we now think of as Ascension. It brings with it Moksha or liberation from the round of birth and death.
Full Ascension is what Sri Ramana Maharshi calls sahaja samadhi. He says: “Sahaja Nirvikalpa [Samadhi] is permanent and in it lies liberation from rebirths.” (1)
I don’t think full Ascension occurs when we simply enter Fifth Dimensionality as the gatekeepers have done. If the situation is the same as on the the planes of life after death, I think it will occur deeper inside the twelve subplanes of the Fifth Dimension. (2)
Here are instances of angels mediating enlightenment in our sacred texts. Moses was enlightened by an angel. “The angel of the Lord appeared unto [Moses] in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.” (3)
When the prophet Isaiah looked upon “the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up,” he said to himself ‘Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.’”
“Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:
“And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.” (4)
This action was the enlightenment of Isaiah.
Daniel saw the Ancient of Days (Sanat Kumara) ministered to by a “thousand thousands” of angels. (5) Tobias was told of his impending enlightenment by an angel. (6) Mohammed was enlightened by Gabriel on the Night of Qadr (the Night of Glory). (7) All were enlightened by or ministered to in the course of their enlightenment by angels.
Not only were the ancients enlightened by angels. Here’s the case of Alfred Lord Tennyson, who stood on the shores of Africa in modern times and was enlightened by a descending seraph.
I stood upon the Mountain which o’erlooks
The narrow seas….
A curve of whitening, flashing, ebbing light!
A rustling of white wings! the bright descent
Of a young Seraph! and he stood beside me
There on the [mountain] ridge, and look’d into my face
With his unutterable, shining orbs.
So that with hasty motion I did veil
My vision with both hands …
… my human brain
Stagger’d beneath the vision, and thick night
Came down upon my eyelids, and I fell.
With ministering hand he rais’d me up:
Then with a mournful and ineffable smile,
Which but to look on for a moment fill’d
My eyes with irresistible sweet tears…
“There is no mightier Spirit than I to sway
The heart of man: and teach him to attain
By shadowing forth the Unattainable….” (8)
Tennyson’s experience helps us understand a comment like Archangel Michael’s, that “for my full presence to suddenly apparit [appear] would probably cause you to drop dead.” (9)
I checked with Archangel Michael on An Hour with an Angel the validity of this perspective and he agreed that angels mediate enlightenment.
Steve Beckow: We often say that we “get” enlightened, and we sometimes say that God graces us with enlightenment. But is it not the case that angels actually mediate enlightenment, in other words, bring enlightenment to us?
Archangel Michael: They assist in your enlightenment process, yes. That is one of the gifts to them and to you. (10)
Angels not only transmit Light; Archangel Michael says that “the Angelic Kingdom amplifies [it].” (11)
He described his own work in bringing Light to humans. He says that ascended masters act as an example of Creator’s Light but he does not say in this passage that they enlighten others.
“It is my greatest purpose to act as a divine expression of the Creator, connecting with and reminding souls of the vibration of the Creator within and around them. I carry the light of the Creator to you, I allow for you to see the light of the Creator within me and I support you in realising yourself as an aspect of the Creator in manifestation.
“In many ways I am here to act as an example of the Creator’s light as well as your own light. This is the role of all Angels, Archangels and Ascended Master beings.” (12)
On another occasion, he described in detail the role the angels play in enlightenment.
“The angels, particularly what you think of as the second and third spheres, but particularly the archangels, the angels, and the virtues, actually, play a great role in bringing that enlightenment that you asked for, that you seek, that you open your heart to receive, and acknowledge that is already within you.
“So what we do is in many ways we blow on the flame until it becomes an inferno. And their breath is the breath of wisdom and love and joy and sweetness. …
“I guess this is one of our greatest joys! To beckon to you, to travel with you, to embrace you, to point you in certain directions. …
“But that is our joy, not simply to serve the Mother, but to bring and to be the bearers of her gifts, the greatest of which is enlightenment. (13)
Tomorrow I’d like to look at the progress of the Light that the Earth is being bathed in. We’ll see that not only angels now but ascended masters, both from Earth and off planet, now assist in the planet-wide enlightenment and Ascension that is taking place.
(Continued tomorrow in Part 2.)
(1) The full quote is: “Sahaja is also Nirvikalpa. You are probably meaning Kevala [sic] Nirvikalpa, which is temporary, while the Samadhi lasts. The Sahaja Nirvikalpa is permanent and in it lies liberation from rebirths.” (Ramana Maharshi in S.S. Cohen, Guru Ramana. Memories and Notes. 6th edition. Tiruvannamalai: Sri Ramanasramam, 1993, 88.)
Nirvikalpa refers to a trance state in which the mind falls silent or rather does not move. Kevalya refers to seventh-chakra enlightenment or Brahmajnana (God-Realization). It is a temporary heart opening. Sahaja refers to a permanent heart opening, when the kundalini reaches the heart or soul, beyond the seventh-chakra, beyond the hridayam or heart aperture.
(2) On the inner planes of life, Ascension to the equivalent of the Fifth Dimension, which is there called the Mental Planes, sees the aspirant enter the first subplane with his astral body intact.
Then follows the Judgement, a lengthy full-life review in concert with one’s spiritual director, and after that occurs the “second death” of the astral body, the unveiling of the light body, and the attainment of full expression of consciousness. See the chapters on the Mental Planes in New Maps of Heaven at http://goldengaiadb.com/New_Maps_of_Heaven.
(2) Exodus 3:2. It’s noteworthy in passing to see that Kryon thinks a burning bush a fair approximation of the actual body of an angel:
“It was probably Moses who described the appearance of an angel in the clearest way: as a burning bush. Fire that does not consume itself and a spinning ball of iridescence are good descriptions of angelic energy. Indeed, the burning bush was an angel.” (“The Benevolent System of Angels and Guides Kryon through Lee Carroll,” 25 Jan. 2014, at http://sedonajournal.com/2014/may/benevolent-system-angels-and-guides.)
(3) Isaiah 6:1 + 5-7.
(4) Daniel 7:9-10.
(5) St. John of the Cross in Kieran Kavanaugh and Otilio Rodriguez, trans. Complete Works of St. John of the Cross. Washington: Institute of Carmelite Studies, 1973, 75.
(6) Koran, 27.
(7) Alfred Lord Tennyson in Marghanita Laski, Ecstacy in Secular and Religious Experiences. Los Angeles: Tarcher, 1961, 401-2.
(8) Archangel Michael in a personal reading with Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, Dec. 26, 2012.
(10) “Archangel Michael: The First Form You Assumed was Angelic,” July 7, 2013, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/ascension-as-of-2012/what-role-are-the-angels-playing/archangel-michael-the-first-form-you-assumed-was-angelic/.
(9) “Archangel Michael – Assuming Your New Galactic Mission,” transmitted through Ronna Herman, Sacred Scribe – December 28, 2012, at http://www.ronnastar.com/messages-aam/latest.html.
(11) “Archangel Michael via Natalie Glasson: Spiritual Protection for the New Age,” channelled through Natalie Glasson, April 19, 2013, at http://www.omna.org/Latest_Free_Weekly_Message.html.
(12) “Archangel Michael: The First Form You Assumed was Angelic,” ibid.