I wrote earlier how grateful I was to the Divine Mother for having confirmed that angels are first born a soul, the same soul we all are, and then become angels. (1)
Nowhere else could I get that information. It certainly isn’t available among terrestrial sages. It could only come from someone who knows and that someone is the Mother.
What is this soul, this Self that we hear so much about?
In this article and the next, I’ll be mentioning the views of terrestrial sages only sparingly. You can read more about their views here: “The Self/The Atman” at http://goldengaiadb.com/index.php?title=S#The_Self.2FThe_Atman
Instead I’ll be looking at what the Company of Heaven has to say about the nature of the Self.
It was in fact a quote from the Divine Mother that piqued my interest and had me make a note to look into the subject of the Self, according to the Company of Heaven. She said:
“You did not start out in form. You simply started out as a spark of light, of love, and then the adventure began.” (3)
A statement like that from her is a baseline for me.
The soul, the Self is the penultimate Reality. When we contemplate the soul, we’re at the last stage of individuated or relative consciousness, the most refined state possible before we lose our consciousness of being seemingly-separated from God.
St. Paul is describing this return of the soul to God, not on the last day of mortality because that would be the last day before Ascension, but of a destination much further down the road, which the Mother usually calls “returning Home.”
“Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. …
“And when all things shall be subdued unto [God the Father], then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him, that God may be all in all.” (4)
The end is the end of individuation, of personal existence (but we re-emerge so don’t worry), as we merge back into the One. The rule and authority and power is that of the individual self; in its densest state, the ego.
When all desires have been left behind and everything the individual is, does, or has has been given back to God, including the individual’s bodies at all levels, the bubble of separative consciousness bursts, mergence takes place, and God becomes All in all again.
Tomorrow, let’s look at what the Company of Heaven has to say about this Self, this soul, this prodigal Child of God. Jesus called it the pearl of great price, the great Fish among fish, and the treasure buried in a field.
(Continued in Part 2, tomorrow.)
(1) “You are angels in form, and you have been birthed even prior to that as the essence of One. So you return to that while keeping your magnificent form.” (“The Divine Mother Explains Ascension,” October 5, 2017, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2017/10/05/the-divine-mother-explains-ascension/.)
(2) Someone may ask, why not beginning and ending with the One, the Holy Father?
The Holy Father (the One, the Absolute, the Transcendental) is still and silent. No one has talked to him or ever will. The only one we can talk to, and the one who will guide us to the Holy Father in her own time, is the Divine Mother, creator, preserver, and transformer of worlds
(3) “Transcript: Universal Mother Mary Discusses the Law of Change, September 3, 2013, Part 1/2,” September 6, 2013, through Linda Dillon, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2013/09/06/transcript-universal-mother-mary-discusses-the-law-of-change-september-3-2013-part-12/.
(4) I Corinthians 15:24 and 28.