The expansion in our understanding of life and enlightenment in the last half a century (as long as I can speak for) is definitely unprecedented and possibly awe-inspiring.
Just to give one example, when I first picked up a book on enlightenment, (1) Brahmajnana, God-Realization, Seventh Chakra illumination was “full” and “complete” enlightenment. Shiva joined with Shakti in the lotus of the crown. That was it. Close the book.
But now we know that Brahmajnana is so far from being full and complete that we might chuckle at ever having thought it was. But we did.
Brahmajnana is not even liberation from the wheel of birth and death. It isn’t even departure from the seven-chakra system. It doesn’t even get us beyond Third Dimensionality.
But even upon our Ascension through an event beyond the seven-chakra system, called Sahaja Nirvikalpa Samadhi, we still have only started the journey. There are yet five-seven more dimensions to go (depending on where we landed).
And then what? About that we don’t yet know. More space to go.
Our knowledge feels like it’s burgeoning. I once said to Michael:
Steve Beckow: It’s very different from classical theory.
Archangel Michael: Classical theory has served you well. Now you are on a new course. (2)
Definitely a new course. And fluid. Not like anything is set in stone. In the excerpt from a reading, below, Michael talks about some of the differences between classical and modern understandings of enlightenment.
Note especially how he enunciates the paradigm of flow here, which I believe characterizes the higher dimensions.
Archangel Michael in a personal reading with Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, Feb. 17, 2017.
Steve: In Ramana Maharshi’s day, they probably couldn’t have talked about dimensions and yet so much of the terrestrial enlightenment literature is so much more understandable today because of the opening of the accordion file, so to speak, and the acknowledgement of the fact that there are dimensions and the Transcendental beyond that. Can you just talk about that for a sec – the changes that have happened in that regard?
Archangel Michael: And even as you have been watching, as if you were on a train, many of your thoughts and feelings passing by, (3) understand that you have also been travelling dimensionally. …
And part of that journey of discovery is you saying, “Now where is my natural Self living? I’m going to travel this train until I find him,” which of course you have. (4)
There was not earlier, in the time of these sages, who are very sacred individuals, the same framework of understanding of inter-dimensionality or multidimensionality. It was more the sense that there was the self and then there was the universe and the bridge of enlightenment.
So it was not viewed as a completely-unified field through which human beings and all realities had access. It was considered a somewhat arduous undertaking and it was not termed “shifting dimensions” because the science, the culture, the framework within which one operated, even in the higher states, shall we say, was not open and available.
That information would’ve been too confusing. Because, while the journey to enlightenment (yes, to enlightenment; “to wholeness” is what I was going to say) was an individual undertaking, there was also a knowingness that you had a sense of responsibility of bringing others along.
Now 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. (5)
This flow is new. Well, it is not new but it is new to human thinking and the sense 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.
Leading to changes in the rules….
(1) Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi. Bombay: Jaico, 1975.
(2) Archangel Michael in a personal reading with Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, Feb. 20, 2018.
(3) He’s referring to an experience of peace I had one day in meditation. See “The Peace that Passeth Understanding,” July 18, 2017, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2017/07/18/the-peace-that-passeth-understanding/
(4) At Xenia on Sept. 18, 2018, I went on a meditative journey that led to the Self. See “Original Innocence,” Sept. 21, 2018, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2018/09/21/original-innocence-2/ and “Archangel Michael Explains What Happened at Xenia,” Sept. 22, 2018, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2018/09/22/archangel-michael-explains-what-happened-at-xenia/
(5) Michael here lays out the higher-dimensional paradigm of flow.