Up and Down the Ladder of Consciousness: The Story of Life

I was saying earlier that the Bible was a formulary of enlightenment motifs and that what it primarily illustrated was the journey up the mountain to freedom and down the mountain to serve.

How could I have forgotten that chief motif that illustrates the sacred ascent and descent – Jacob’s ladder? Were there not angels ascending and descending on it?

Have we not been called so many times “physical angels”? And are we not ascending the stairway to heaven?

And are not angels such as Archangels Michael, Gabriel, Raphiel, and Uriel descending Jacob’s ladder to assist us physical angels with our climb?

Here are Sheldan Nidle’s higher-dimensional galactic sources on our true form:

“Many of us are surrounded by a glowing aura. Because of this, and our ability to transform easily into our Light Body, many of your ancestors viewed us with awe.

“Greet us now, not in this belief, but merely as your Space Family. Know by what you see that you gaze upon simply what you really are. Like us, you are Physical Angels. Soon, you once again will take on your true form.”(1)

And SaLuSa said the same:

“You are special Beings of a highly evolved state, except that very few of you are aware of it. You are slowly but surely beginning to understand your spiritual history, even although the idea that you are Angels is quite astonishing to you. The fact that you already have a link to your higher consciousness means that you will sub-consciously know when you are being offered truthful information.” (2)

Archangel Michael, in An Hour with an Angel on March 26, 2012, explained what is meant by the term:

“You spend time during this process of Ascension incorporating, inviting in, all of your glorious aspects. So, do not forget to invite your own angelic self to be with you. This is not your higher self.

“If you want to think in the way you do, in terms of layers, think of your angelic self as above your higher self and pull them all in—to your core, to your heart, to your feet, to your toes. Because our purpose in speaking of this is for you to acknowledge and to know your own being as well.” (3)

Perhaps we can also glimpse the really subtle sub-text in what Archangel Michael is saying. We are ourselves Starseeds and Hybrids. And we are our higher selves. And we are our angelic selves, higher than our higher selves. And we are God, from which all emanate. One is all and all is One.

The secret sub-text then is, yes, all are One, but also one is All.

And each of these realizations has its own stage of enlightenment. When we see that we are God, we’ve achieved jnana or wisdom. When we see that all is God, we’ve achieved vijnana or spotless wisdom.

The higher-dimensional beings, right up to the Divine Mother, the first among created beings, speak in ways that we’ll understand – not in mystical, lofty terms. So they, especially in communications designed to reach the widest possible audience, will not go into the deeper mysteries but simply point at them in passing. The Divine Mother herself acknowledged this in An Hour with an Angel, on May 7, 2012:

Steve Beckow: When you use the word “the Father,” are you referring to the conditioned Brahman? And if you are, could you tell us about your aspect as the transcendental Absolute?

My purpose in this was to coax “her” to tell us about the greatest mystery of All – her aspect as the Transcendental Absolute. But alas, it was truly not an appropriate subject for a radio show.

Divine Mother: Many who listen do not understand these terms.

SB: Yes, I realize that.

DM: And part of my desire is to make myself very clear, that people do understand. So, ensure, beloved, that you do make these terms very clear for your readers and listeners.

SB: I will. But if you would just confirm for me that you are speaking about the conditioned Brahman rather than the Transcendental Absolute, I can do the rest.

DM: Yes, that is exactly what I am speaking of. (5)

Walking up the mountain to receive the laws and down to deliver them

To return to Jacob’s ladder of consciousness evolving and serving, here we have another excellent example of a Biblical motif designed to imprint on our minds an image of the manner in which life works. We mount the ladder of consciousness to fulfill our divine missions to know our true essence so that God may have the pleasure of meeting God in a moment of our enlightenment.

And once we’ve known ourselves completely, we then go back down the ladder of consciousness, back down the mountain, to assist others to climb it.

Jesus speaking of going in by the door, of laying down our burdens and following him, of being laborers in the harvest, in fact all of his parables and homilies are only about this journey up the mountain, up the ladder, up the staircase, and down again, to freedom and back again to service.

One might say that Jesus also spoke of becoming a pillar in the temple and going no more out. By that he meant not needing to be reborn into the physical, what he meant by the term “eternal life.” But he did not mean that we do not leave the temple to serve. Why, he did himself, as he indicated, when he said:  “I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.” (6)

He left the temple and came forth from the Father to walk down the mountain, climb down the ladder, descend the staircase, and serve. And when he was finished, he walked back up the ladder of consciousness again, climbed the mountain, and ascended back to the realm from which he came.

Always there is this journey up and down the staircase of heaven, a journey which never ends.

Always we’re serving the Divine Plan of God knowing God in a moment of enlightenment through facilitating all of creation to know itself in moments of enlightenment.

Enlightenment is the purpose of life and all our efforts are either to experience enlightenment ourselves or assist others to.

And all the efforts of messiahs, angels, ascended masters and even galactic coalitions and higher universal councils are all and only to serve that Plan, as Archangel indicated when he said: “our purpose in speaking of this is for you to acknowledge and to know your own being.” (7)

I’d better stop here or stop somewhere because this is the eternal song, the Bhagavad-Gita or Song of God, the Song of Songs. And beginning to sing it, one cannot stop.

One is wafted to bliss by singing the Song of songs.  The heavens lift their voices in praise of God because God is all, God is bliss, and God is everlasting love and peace. And soon the Earth will also lift its voice in praise of God.


(1) Spiritiual Hierachy and Galactic Federation, May 7, 2002, Galactic Federation of Light: Updates Archive 1997-2007, at

(2) SaLuSa, March 22, 2010, at

(3) Archangel Michael on An Hour with an Angel, March 26, 2012, at .

(4) See the sections at and following.

(5) “Transcript of the Divine Mother on An Hour with an Angel, May 7, 2011,” at

(6) John 16: 28.

(7) Archangel Michael, ibid.

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