“You are that which you seek,” says the Arcturian Group. (1) In how many ways is this true?
Everything I say here becomes merely intellectual knowledge the moment it’s spoken or written down. Nevertheless it’s a starting point.
But ultimately we have to know what is said here (realized knowledge).
(A) We are God.
If God is everything, then logic alone tells us: How can we possibly not be God? We are included in “everything.”
If we are light of that Light, a spark of the Divine fire, a firebrand plucked from the burning, then, when reality converges, how can we not be revealed to be God? Does an aberrant flame not reunite with the fire and disappear? Was the flame separate? (2)
Interimly, not ultimately.
Keep in mind that we are speaking about ultimate reality at this moment. In our interim reality, it seems very real that we’re separate from God.
And when our consciousness is anchored in the interim reality, one could say that we are. Certainly the Divine Plan was to have us experience this separation and then reunite with God.
God created the illusion of separateness to fashion the game of life, in which we seek and ultimately find our true identity. (3)
(B) We are love.
It only takes a heart opening to see immediately that all we are is love having taken form. In the flow of love that we then are, for as long as it lasts, (4) the tight grip of ego is released, with its desire to remain separate, and we see that all we are is love.
In that state, we experience that love is all there is and that, if we were capable of allowing realization to such a degree that love alone was, the separated spark that we are would return to the all-consuming Fire; the seemingly-separate drop would return to and immerse itself in the Ocean of love.
(C) We are consciousness.
“Consciousness,” the Arcturian Group says, is “the substance from which the outer scene is formed.” And the inner world.
If all is consciousness, then we are consciousness as well. If we seek full consciousness, we seek the fulness of the experience of ourselves. We are that which we seek.
By “seeking,” we engage the very thing we are seeking. Our gaze busies us and prevents us from realizing that which has always already been there and is occupied doing the seeking.
Apparently, seeking that which we are is productive in the early stages of spiritual practice but reaches a point where it becomes unproductive. Ramana Maharshi and Bernadette Roberts explain:
Ramana: “Your efforts can extend only thus far. Then the Beyond will take care of itself. You are helpless there. No effort can reach it.” (5)
Roberts: “At a certain point, when we have done all we can [to bring about an abiding union with the divine], the divine steps in and takes over.” (6)
Adyashanti discusses the process:
“The most difficult thing for spiritual seekers to do is to stop struggling, striving, seeking and searching. Why? Because in the absence of struggle you don’t know who you are: you lose your boundaries; you lose your separateness; you lose your specialness; you lose the dream you have lived all your life.
“Eventually you lose everything that your mind has created and awaken to who you truly are: the fullness of freedom, unbound by any identifications, identities, or boundaries. It is this locationless freedom of being that spiritual people are seeking, and at the same time are running away from because its faceless nature gives no fixed reference point for the personality to hold onto or to seek security in.
“As long as you remain identified with the personality, you will always be seeking security to the exclusion of the Truth, and will remain in a constant state of struggle. It is only when your love and desire for Truth outweighs the personality’s compulsive need for security, that you can begin to stop struggling and be swept up into the arms of an ever unfolding revelation of the Truth and Freedom of Being.” (7)
It’d be far better if we tried to feel who we are, rather than seeking it. The Arcturian Group say:
“An intellectual knowledge of truth is the first step out of this maze, but it must evolve deeper and become an attained state of consciousness.” (8)
Intellectual knowledge is the first step. Experiential knowledge, including feeling, is the second. And realized knowledge – “an attained state of consciousness,” they call it – is the third.
Being at the experiential level, we’re now positioned to realize the love that we are. Experiential knowledge is like a launching platform.
And given what the Divine Mother shared in An Hour with an Angel, Jan. 4, 2017, we’re all of us in the midst of a gradual heart opening anyways. We can not only test out what is said here, but also watch and experience the reality of love within our own fields of awareness.
I used to say that my life was a workshop, an experiment. We’re in a time when the lives of the whole world will soon become a workshop, as we all watch in marvel as our hearts blossom and reveal the true source of love in us and our essential identity.
(1) “Arcturian Group Message through Marilyn Raffaele, 1/14/18,” January 14, 2018, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2018/01/14/arcturian-group-message-through-marilyn-raffaele-1-14-18/.
(2) If we were not God, then there would be a second to God and God is said to be One without a second.
(3) Enter “purpose of life” (in quotation marks) in the Search box.
(4) Until Ascension or Sahaja Samadhi makes the heart opening permanent.
(5) Ramana Maharshi in Munagala Venkatramiah, Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi. Downloaded from http://www.ramana-maharshi.org/books.htm, 31 August 2005., Question 197.
(6) Bernadette Roberts, “The Path to No-Self” in Stephan Bodian, ed. Timeless Visions, Healing Voices. Freedom, CA: Crossing Press, 1991. , 131.
(7) Adyashanti, “Call Off the Struggle,” 1998, downloaded from http://www.adyashanti.org, 2004.
(8) “Arcturian Group Message,” ibid.