by Robert Wilkinson
Today we continue our discussion about the Masters of the Wisdom, aka “Ascended Masters.” Can we contact them, and under what conditions?
Someone asked me about this recently, and today’s article incorporates part of my response. I’ll begin by reiterating that I was exposed to the reality of the Masters in 1974, including the names of various ones and their “departments of labor” related to the functions of the 7 different Ray Paths all evolving humans are on. At the time I was involved in various types of service which changed over the years, but I can state with confidence that They are active in many realms, and Their energy is available to all who seek to do some form of direct service to humanity.
As I introduced in the recent article The Ascended Masters of the Wisdom – Do They Exist and Who Speaks for Them? we all live within a larger integrated energy field. This includes all life forms on Earth as well as the invisible realms and frequencies associated with the Earth. Therefore there is no real separateness within that larger Unified Field; there is only apparent separateness due to our 5 senses and our minds getting in the way of the direct experience of the Field.
When we live in a way that is attuned to “All-That-Is,” we have the ability to become aware of subtle realms, and are in harmony with the densest to the subtlest frequencies within the greater energy Field. When we live in ways that Higher Awareness can be known and shared, both with us and with others, then we have the ability to “know,” via direct experience, the levels of Higher Consciousness where the Masters exist.
I also introduced some ideas that clearly indicate we cannot contact a Master until we have trained in some way to “know” those higher ideas and awareness. And no one “contacts a Master” until they are an accepted Chela (“disciple”) in the school of that Master. We cannot be in contact with a Master until we are in communion with one or more of Their accepted Chelas who are grounding The Master’s work in some form of service.
This is where personality desires simply don’t matter. A simple aspiration to contact an “Ascended Master” is not enough. We must have demonstrated that we are able to live the truths the Master IS.
To put it another way, the “Higher Awareness” we believe ourselves to be must be in harmony with the “Higher Awareness” the Master IS, or there is no “resonant frequency” where contact could be made. That’s why simply affirming the “I AM” is not enough when it is driven by personality issues and the glamor of believing oneself to “be in contact” with a Master. Again, most groups that teach us that we can contact a Master have no ability to do so.
Due to the Law of Economy of Energy that pervades this system, there can be no direct contact unless there is a purpose for that contact. A graduate Professor of Spiritual Awareness cannot and should not be bothered by the pestering of someone who cannot comprehend what they are being taught. Only when we have begun to realize, apply, and master the truths of our own Path can we open to the greater Truths of the higher Planes.
Then the Law of Magnetic Attraction allows us to contact others in our “School of Truth,” which opens us (through the Law of Synthesis) to the integrated Wisdom of the Master who embodies that Ray Path to Truth. It all leads to a vaster sense of interrelatedness, which is necessary on our Way to realizing non-separateness.
Remember there are no teachings that ease our duty to be of service to humanity rather than our own or another's separate interests. This is especially true of groups who seem to be "special" and teach the "specialness" of how they can help a person "contact a Master." Only those willing to train to be of a greater service can become attuned to the higher frequencies (Buddhic, Atmic, and beyond) which is the ONLY realm the Masters operate and exist in.
Again, motive is of paramount importance. Why do we want to contact a Master? Why should One who holds a vast planetary energy in a field of solar systemic energy even bother with our desire to contact Them? Of what use would it be? Remember the Masters are also bound to the 3 Great "Laws" of our Solar System, which are Economy of Energy, Magnetic Attraction, and Synthesis. Even a Master must conform to the natural Law of what IS.
Put another way, a Master in the Great Spiritual School of Art cannot do much with a disciple in the Great Spiritual School of Science, except within closely defined lessons. One who is on the Path of Philosophy may occasionally be inspired by the teachings of the Schools of Science or Art, but will primarily contact other aspirants and disciples in their School of Realization for the purpose of mastering the spiritual intention we ourselves have declared in our hearts.
No mental exercises can train us to contact a Master, though if we master our lower vehicles and integrate our personalities and live and act with conscious spiritual intention to do as great a good as we can, then we might meet an advanced Chela in service to humanity who occasionally gets a signal or two from a true Master. In that sense, they do not waste their time with lesser intentions or anything tinged with a personal desire except to be of service to humanity.
My own experience led me to the realization that one does not need to waste a Master’s time or attention when the material hasn’t been mastered. That involves realization, then application of those realizations, then achieving skill in those applications. Again, why should a Master waste Their time with someone who hasn’t even accomplished the basics? It would be as if a 7th grader insisted that a graduate professor spend time trying to teach them advanced knowledge before the basics had even been assimilated.
That said, there are certain energies that when we master them, first in ourselves and then in appropriate service to others, we eventually become the grounding mechanism for those Ray energies. When we are adequately functioning in a practical service of some sort, then as we master the requirements, we do learn to sense a higher awareness that is inspiring us, or allowing us to understand on the highest non-thinking levels that we are all part of one interrelated Life.
It is there, and only there, that we contact the Higher Realms. We must lose our desire to "know" them so that we can directly experience them without “knowing” getting in the way. The ways the mind gets in its own way and destroys the direct experience is through buying into glamor and illusions, as well as it believing what it "knows" is somehow describing the infinite awareness of the direct experience.
The Masters have nothing to do with such things, or people struggling with such things. You can find many articles in the archives about some things I've learned over the years about the traps and snares of personality and the mind, both in terms of what to watch out for, as well as how to cultivate our ability to experience higher awareness without our personality getting in the way.
I’ll close today with the promise that there are some legit higher teachings that can in fact assist us to various levels of awareness that constitute "spiritual initiations." These "initiations" cannot be taught, bought, or sold. They are “markers” representing states of Higher Awareness that we can experience 24/7 as relatively eternal states of how we live, feel, and think, synthesizing love, wisdom, and intelligent action in service to our world and humanity.
Attaining these frequencies of “living awareness” is difficult, but it’s a universal framework for how we evolve as living, loving Eternals on Earth. These levels of awareness have been described many ways in various philosophies and religions. We’ll explore more about this subject in future articles.
There is a Path that is universal in its standards and requirements that can lead an aspirant to Discipleship and eventually become “Initiates” of ever broader levels of awareness that are carried forth from lifetime to lifetime. These stages of awareness cannot be bought or sold, and cannot be bestowed by anyone except the Masters in alignment with the Godhead of the aspirant. But they can be known and experienced as we move into living our Eternal Nature.
The Path to one's Highest Self, lived as a conscious Arhat or Paramahamsa, is not easy, but it's the only game in town. All else is impermanent and dies with the body. My blessings and sincere encouragement to those of you who strive for the highest. You are the Light of the World.
© Copyright 2014 Robert Wilkinson