On An Hour with an Angel, Oct. 15, 2015, Archangel Michael said:
“You say, ‘It is not fair, Mi-ka-el, because [the Mother] is favoring some with visions, with bliss, with ecstasy, with knowing.’ …
“Let us play this out. If some of you are not feeling the expansion, the bliss, the love, that does not mean that it is not occurring. Do you feel the blood running through your veins? Do you feel the constant division and growth of your cells? Do you feel the synapses in your brain, the neurons? Do you feel that movement?
“You do not always even consciously feel the beating of your heart unless you are taking your pulse, unless it is pounding extraordinarily. That does not mean that your body has ceased to exist, that somehow you have died. This expansion, this upliftment, this increase in your frequency, is taking place regardless.” (1)
“Do you feel the blood running through your veins?” We don’t, but the blood is running just the same. And we don’t say to ourselves that it isn’t running just because we can’t feel it.
In the same way, a few times when I’ve “recognized” the bliss, I saw that it was already there and I saw that I hadn’t noticed it. The minute I noticed it, I was in there in a new way. Now conscious of the bliss, I felt it fill me up and sweep my concerns away. Bliss was like the heart beating or the breath; it remained unnoticed.
AAM goes on: “You do not always feel the beating of your heart.” The heart beats but we’re unconscious of it. That doesn’t mean it isn’t beating. When we become conscious of it, we’re filled with awe that this mechanism, the heart, never stops its beating, just as the breath never stops its breathing. And it does so without any conscious effort from us. But that epiphany did not occur to us while we were unconscious of the heart and unconscious of being unconscious.
It’s the same with the bliss as it is with the heart. It’s there and probably always has been. But we just haven’t been able to see or experience it. When we notice that it’s there, when it enters into our conscious awareness, it blossoms and we become fully aware of it and fully immersed in it.
The thereness-and-not-thereness of the bliss is a paradox but only one of many we encounter as we mount Jacob’s ladder of consciousness. I expect paradoxes to arise and fall away in steady succession.
The higher we go, the more what we left behind is seen as illusion. But it isn’t seen as illusion while we’re on the lower rungs of the ladder. The bus is a bus is a bus to us on the 3rd/4th. Later we see the illusory quality of it when we rise to a higher dimension.
I can conceive of an ascended master describing a high space to our uncomprehending looks and saying, “You’d have to have been there.” And, yes, to understand what’s being said, we’d have to have been there; we’d have to have had the experience. It’s that way with bliss. There’s nothing like it in the realm of consciousness we normally exist in.
Many spiritual teachers talk about the high, non-dual space (we call it “unitive consciousness” these days), speaking in ways and terms that are often incomprehensible to us.
“Abide as That in which there are no gods and their worship, none of the three Divine aspects of Creator, Preserver and Destroyer or meditation on them, no Supreme Formless God not meditation on Him.” (2)
Excuse me? No gods? (3) No Creator, Preserver and Destroyer – i.e., no Divine Mother? No Supreme Formless God? What is this? This cannot be correct. If it were, it would be a paradox.
And yet, where there’s no thought, there’s none of these. All of these are ideas, concepts, notions. What the sage is pointing at is beyond thought, beyond vrittis or waves in the mind, beyond all movement, to complete stillness. Stillness of this order, to the best of my knowledge, can result in cessation or nirvana or Sahaja Samadhi. This is the direction the bliss is carrying us in.
When we go beyond ideas, we see there’s no object. There’s only the One Subject of all experiences. Moreover there’s no objective consciousness; there’s only consciousness without an object; i.e., Oneness.
How does one communicate the experience of something in words? I cannot. One can only communicate ideas, which haven’t the power to bring the experience alive for another. Intellectual knowledge is good for brush-clearing, but it takes experiential knowledge to grab our attention and realized knowledge to satisfy our quest. Those cannot be supplied by another in the same way intellectual knowledge can.
The Ascension energies have the power to allow us to recognize the bliss that’s already there, and recognize it for what it is – the very thing we’ve always been looking for.
All the sages seem to have the same object: They, knowing this space, only want to invite us into it.
It isn’t because they’re lonely and want playmates because, I think, they’re never lonely. It’s because the space is so wonderful that the heart overflows. One simply wants to give that love away to all who’ll receive it. One wants to facilitate others entering this space.
Yes, it takes work to be in it. That’s what all the clearing we’ve all done in the last two to three years was about. It was about emptying the lamp so it could be filled with oil that we, the unascended, might join the Bridegroom at the Wedding. This bliss we’re feeling is the oil in our lamps. And our lamps apparently will be full.
God has sent the invitation to all the world – Christians, Muslims, non-believers; rich, poor, and in-between; blacks, whites and everyone else.
Who will accept the invitation?
(1) “Transcript ~ Archangel Michael on AHWAA: No One Will be Excluded from Ascension, October 15, 2015,” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2015/11/19/transcript-archangel-michael-on-ahwaa-no-one-will-be-excluded-from-ascension-october-15-2015/.
(2) Bubba Free John, ed. The Heart of the Ribhu Gita. Los Angeles: Dawn Horse Press, n.d., 21. Ramana Maharshi, who loved to recite the Ribhu Gita, is on the cover.
(3) That is, no personifications of the three cosmic forces, the gunas: Rajas = Creation = Brahma. Sattwa = Preservation = Vishnu. Thamas = Transformation = Shiva.
Creation + Preservation + Transformation = The material forces of the Divine Mother in her aspect as the universal creative vibration, the Word of God, Aum/Amen.
The cosmic forces or gunas make up the upswing of the sine wave that Aum is, the pause, and the downswing. Our breath imitates and reflects the structure of Aum.