One of our cherished theories. One of our contexts that is so taken-for-granted that it exists in the background of consciousness only.
I had a personal reading with Archangel Michael Jan. 20, 2016 through Linda Dillon and he provided me with that service recently. I asked him what dimensions love, bliss, and ecstacy were associated with and he said Seventh, Eight/Ninth and Twelfth.
I asked him what dimension exaltation was associated with and he said beyond the Twelfth.
Ah, beyond the Twelfth? I got up the courage to press on and asked him what lay beyond the Twelfth and he said “they come into sheer energy and return home.”
Creak, crack goes my theory.
What do you mean “return home”? First of all, most religious and spiritual sources say that we go from being human to being angelic and up the angelic ladder before returning to the Source so what you’re saying upsets a huge apple cart.
Secondly, there are books written on life in the 21st and 30th planes. Are they lying?
“They are misunderstanding the construct of human existence. … They also want to be higher or better. It is bit of an ego statement, is it not?” (1)
So a human can return to the Source after it passes through the Twelfth Dimension. Yes. That I did not know and it blows a hole a mile wide in my own previous understanding.
From whom else and where else could one receive this information?
I felt like I’d swoon, watching a theoretical framework featured in the works of such sages as Rumi and Al-Ghazzali crash to the ground. And of course it’s in my own writings as well. Here is Rumi:
“I died as mineral and became a plant.
I died as plant and rose to animal.
I died as animal and I was man. …
Yet once more I shall die as man, to soar
With angels blest; but even from angelhood must pass on:
All except God doth perish.
“When I have sacrificed my angel soul,
I shall become what no mind e’er conceived.
Oh, let me not exist!
Proclaims in organ tones,
‘To Him we shall return.’” (2)
This account by a respected terrestrial sage has now been superseded.
How does it feel to have a core belief explode? After the initial shock, it felt liberating. And I’m closer to the truth today than I was yesterday.
I can validate from my own experience now what Rainer Maria Rilke said.
Whoever was beaten by this Angel
(who often simply declined the fight)
went away proud and strengthened
… from that harsh hand,
that kneaded him as if to change his shape.
Winning does not tempt that man.
This is how he grows: by being defeated, decisively,
by constantly greater beings. (3)
That is such a true statement. Working with Archangel Michael leaves one “proud and strengthened” from that great hand. He once said to me: “Dear heart, do you know who you’re talking to?” I had forgotten at that moment but every day I’m getting to know better who it is.
I benefitted by being defeated, decisively by an angel. Some cherished belief or fundamental construct gets exploded at each of our meetings. At some point, will the explosion of belief systems combine or hit a critical mass and some overarching facade crash to the ground, some huge glacier of misunderstanding calve into the sea? I fervently hope so.
(1) Archangel Michael in a personal reading with Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, Jan. 20, 2016.
(2) Anne Fremantle and Christopher. In Love with Love. 100 of the Greatest Mystical Poems. New York, etc.: Paulist Press, 1978, 58.
(3) “The Man Watching,” by Rainer Maria Rilke, at http://www.michaelppowers.com/wisdom/rilke.html