There are considerations that make it undesirable to simply grant that all lightworkers quickly experience the higher states of enlightenment.
These include cosmic consciousness, God-Realization and sahaja samadhi. (1) The most important consideration is that people who experience those states may choose not to serve.
I’ve known cases of enlightenment where lightworkers have abandoned existing plans to stay with and enjoy the bliss. So I asked AAM:
Steve Beckow: I have another question for you, and that’s that I’ve said to readers, we may not be going through dramatic enlightenment experiences because we’re supposed to be serving. Could you comment on that please? …
Archangel Michael: When you use the term “dramatic enlightenment experiences,” you are talking about Nirvana. You are talking about the unity of all with One.
It is not to say that you will not experience that, but you cannot ― well, you can if you wish, if it is the choice to simply remain in that state of unity, of One ― but you cannot be fully conscious and in service, in action, if that is where you are.
So, it is a toning down, if anything. It really is the middle ground. It is the intersection. It is the place where the third is not a memory, but it is not a burden. (2)
In the circumstance that AAM describes, we see enlightenment right there in front of us and yet we leave it there and make the choice to serve. Anyone familiar with the Bodhisattva vow – to remain outside Nirvana until all have entered it – can recognize this version of it. AAM continues:
AAM: And you see the clarity of the old dis-illusions, and you see with clarity the sense of oneness. You know that enlightenment is right there in front of you. It is yours to access. But if you are in service, you will not choose to live there.
SB: That’s the kind of very difficult distinction that I’ve been trying to make, that something will be happening spiritually, yes, but it won’t be happening in a way that ends our ability to serve.
AAM: That is exactly correct.
SB: All right.
AAM: You can think of it as keeping two feet firmly on the ground. (3)
Keeping two feet on the ground means that we don’t go so far into enlightenment that we lose contact with our physical body or the setting, making it impossible to serve. Or lose the drive to serve and wish simply to meditate. Ours is an active life this time around. We’re building Nova Earth, a world that works for everyone.
There are also lightholders who do meditate. Their soul contract is to anchor the light and love on the planet.
But lightworkers have a commitment, usually, to building the new world and the new society. AAM describes how we manage our juggling act, our embracing of both enlightenment and service.
AAM: Now, while your being is expanding, while you are having a greater sense of unity, of connectedness, of the understanding and being of the cosmos, you will also feel your human self, your physical and your fields, so that you can continue on in service, in what we would call human service.
Because if you fully enter into the bliss, into the One, you will not be interested in returning and serving. It will be a different experience and it is not the experience that you have selected and chosen for yourself at this time. (4)
AAM tells us that, if we were born fully enlightened into the physical body, we might feel separate from those we wish to serve.
AAM: If you came with full capacity and meaning, yes, vision, the hearing, the knowing, the full memory, the access, all of the above, and you were to communicate to the humans, to the collective, there would be a sense of separation.
That is why you, as so many, have been kept under cover. And we don’t mean that in a limited way. Because you have the human experience with that sense at times of limitation, at times of frustration.
And so when you turn to your brothers and sisters, it is as one. Now, even as you are part of that, you are raising the vibration by who you are, by what you do. And yes, dear friend, the vision will come. It will absolutely come. (5)
Please read that as if it applies to you because it applies to many if not most of us, as individual as we are.
I have the readings but my intention is to share them as widely as possible so that you can re-create the experience of the reading for yourself. All lightworkers are higher-dimensional beings so these words apply generally, not just to me.
In mid-2013, he explained to me a cryptic comment the Arcturians made, that I was not supposed to become too enlightened. What on Earth did that mean? AAM observed:
AAM You did not come to live as a guru in a western or eastern manner, and so that is what is meant by that comment.
Part of our recommendation to you is to play, to laugh, to enjoy, to be physical, so that you are anchored in the physical reality because you are here to be a transition point and to be able to show people how to do both.
If you were completely involved in your full awakening, you in very great likelihood would not be forming a platform with me. You would be off somewhere in an ashram meditating.
So that is what we have meant. Ground yourself. Be human and love the experience of being in form.
SB Boy. Eat, drink and be merry.
AAM It is difficult, no?
SB: Yes. (6)
Difficult because I have a monk’s proclivities. Although I’ve added a few twists along the way.
But the same applies to all of us. If we had too much spiritual awakening too soon, we might in all likelihood focus on our spiritual practice and we wouldn’t do the work of lightworkers. And lightworkers is who we came to be.
(To be concluded tomorrow.)
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(1) Cosmic consciousness occurs when the kundalini energy reaches the sixth or brow chakra. It results in the first knowledge of the Mother, the energy within all of creation. God-Realization or Brahmajnana occurs when the kundalini reaches the seventh or crown chakra. It results in the first knowledge of the Father, the energy that transcends creation. Sahaja samadhi occurs when the kundalini reaches the spiritual heart, on the other side of the aperture called the hridayam. It constitutes the end of Ascension and is a permanent heart opening and our natural state of existence.
(2) Archangel Michael in a personal reading with Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, Feb. 14, 2012.
(3) Loc. cit.
(4) Loc. cit.
(5) Archangel Michael in a personal reading with Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, Feb. 18, 2011.
(6) Archangel Michael in a personal reading with Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, May 6, 2013.