From 1976, the year I “graduated” from a three-month encounter group which introduced me to spirituality, until 2008, the year my friend Len Satov introduced me to the notion of Ascension, I studied the works of terrestrial sages on enlightenment.
I also studied the communications of people who had passed over into the spirit realms.
From 1977 onwards, I’d studied most of the world’s versions of the perennial philosophy. I knew, from my 1987 vision, (1) that enlightenment was the purpose of life.
However, as of 2008, I began to see things from a different perspective. Such matters were introduced into my thinking as dimensionality.
Moreover, I gradually became weaned from the idea that this lifetime was about personal enlightenment and came to accept that it was about the enlightenment of the whole world.
In 2018, I said to Archangel Michael, who entered my life in 2011:
Steve Beckow: [Ascension teachings are] very different from classical theory.
Archangel Michael: Classical theory has served you well. Now you are on a new course. (2)
On another occasion, during a discussion of heart openings, he said:
“You are in a time of individual and collective Ascension that has never occurred upon your planet or elsewhere so many of the historic and accurate understandings with regard to heart openings have shifted, can we say, expanded.” (3)
As he implies here, these two subjects were new to spirituality: dimensionality and global entrainment.
In 2017 Michael explained how terrestrial sages did not teach dimensionality:
“Now [in olden times] that sense of bringing others along wasn’t defined by dimensions. It was more a teacher/student, sage/novitiate relationship. So the framework was very different.
“What you have now, is the knowingness that you are, for purposes of explanation, moving forward dimensionally, flowing back and forth, and that sense also of the flow throughout dimensions, that you can flow back and forth, that it was not restricted, that it wasn’t that you arrived at Heaven’s Gate and that was it, this flow is new.
“Well, it is not new but it is new to human thinking.” (4)
We have the examples of Jesus and the Buddha as to how dimensionality was handled previously. After his crucifixion, Jesus said that he was going back to his Father. He didn’t say he was ascending the dimensional ladder and going beyond them to the Transcendental.
Moreover, upon his death, or mahasamadhi, the Buddha is represented as going through many “stages” and “spheres” to Parinirvana. Here’s how his ascent of the dimensions was described:
“Then the Master entered into the first stage of meditation. Rising out of the first stage he passed into the second. Rising out of the second he passed into the third. Rising out of the third stage he passed into the fourth. And rising out of the fourth stage of meditation he entered into the sphere of the infinity of space.
“And passing out of the sphere of the infinity of space he entered into the sphere of the infinity of consciousness. And passing out of the sphere of the infinity of consciousness he entered into the sphere in which nothing exists.
“And passing out of the sphere of nothingness, he fell into the sphere of ‘neither-perception-nor-nonperception’. And passing out of the sphere of ‘neither-perception-nor-nonperception’ he entered the sphere of the ‘cessation-of-perception-experience’. …
“Then the Master, passing out of that sphere, … continued in the reverse order through the spheres and the stages of meditation, to the first stage; from this he passed again to the second stage, then to the third stage, and then to the fourth stage of meditation. From the fourth stage of meditation the Master passed immediately into [Parinirvana].” (5)
Absent is the mention of dimensions. However, the same message is conveyed using the metaphor of “stages” and “spheres,” which probably reflects what the writer of this passage (not the Buddha, who had passed away) thought his listeners could comprehend.
Our discussions of dimensionality, therefore, are one way in which the discussion has changed from that of classical sages.
A second way in which it has changed is the movement from a discussion of personal enlightenment to one of global enlightenment, with accompanying movement from a discussion of personal sadhana (or spiritual practice) to one of global wayshowing and entrainment.
Remember that the Divine Mother told me, after my fourth-chakra sight of the Self at Xenia on Sept. 18, 2018, that personal enlightenment was not to be my goal (and, by extension, our goal) in this lifetime.
“Let me be very clear…. If you had seen the light as it actually is … yes, a million, billion suns … you would have simply departed. …
“We don’t mean die but you would have departed the life that you have designed – yes, with us, for yourself, for the service you are providing – you would have departed and simply said, ‘I do not need to do this. I will just simply sit in the bliss of love and good luck, everybody!’” (6)
Michael said the same thing on another occasion:
“If you were completely involved in your [own] full awakening, you in very great likelihood would not be forming a platform [GAoG] with me. You would be off somewhere in an ashram meditating. …
“Ground yourself. Be human and love the experience of being in form.” (7)
Personal enlightenment will arrive with planetary Ascension for the lightworker wayshowers of this generation. It’s not, unto itself, our agenda – ahead of that event.
Instead we participate in the entrainment of the world’s population, to have them follow us to Ascension. This accent on entrainment, Michael tells us, distinguishes our work from those of classical sages:
“The sense [is] that, yes, you are not looking for students or followers. What you are truly doing – yes, as pathfinders – you are showing the way, but you are also bringing along the collective in entrainment.
“Now the sages did not think of this, of their journey as a process of entrainment, of bringing the entire collective along. You do. And when I say ‘you’ I mean the current thinking and body of understanding and knowing in the lightworker community. So the fundamental premises have changed.” (8)
The fact that we’ll retain our physical bodies, combined with the mass aspect of Ascension, mean, as St. Germaine reminded us, that “all the rules have changed.”
“You have decided to maintain form. That doesn’t mean we’re going to have you punished by not allowing you access to the 7th. That is the old paradigm. ‘You can’t come here, unless you die.’
“Well, that’s not true! That’s what enlightenment and Ascension is about. You can go as far [as you like], you can go and feel and be the Love that is the 7th Christ consciousness. You can have it all and then you pull it into your physical form so that you are a walking, talking, working, creating Christ-conscious Being.” (9)
These two changes then make our work different from that of classical sages. The changes open up vistas that were not developed in classical philosophies (though they may have been metaphorically referred to). In fact, they make the work of all the work of one and the work of one the work of all.
(1) See “The Purpose of Life is Enlightenment – Ch. 13 – Epilogue,” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2011/08/13/the-purpose-of-life-is-enlightenment-ch-13-epilogue/
(2) Archangel Michael in a personal reading with Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, Feb. 20, 2018.
(3) Ibid., Aug. 3, 2015.
(4) Ibid., Feb. 17, 2017.
(5) The actual term used, which is, I believe, Pali and Theravedin, is “Parinibbana.” Description of the Buddha’s mahasamadhi in Trevor Ling, The Buddha’s Philosophy of Man. Early Indian Buddhist Dialogues. London, etc.: Dent, 1981, 204-5.
(6) Divine Mother in a personal reading with Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, Oct. 26, 2018.
(7) Archangel Michael, ibid., May 6, 2013.
(8) Archangel Michael, ibid., Feb. 17, 2017.
(9) “Transcript: Heavenly Blessings – St. Germaine on Where to Look for Results,” channeled by Linda Dillon, July 15, 2014, at http://goo.gl/OxNpnG.