Ascended Masters are those Divine beings of Light who have acquired sufficient Love, Light, intention and desire for Service to God in life to have taken their ascension while in physical embodiment. There have always been a fair number of Divine Beings (Teacher/ Master-Guides) and Angels assisting the earthplane throughout our human history, but now they are much more apparent in our reality.
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The Ascended Masters who comprise the Spiritual Hierarchy of Shamballa for this planet, are an integral part of the collective of the Brotherhood of the Light and are dedicated to assisting all life on the earth to achieve ascension. The celestial offices of the Spiritual Hierarchy are and always have been the guiding hand and governing body for this planet. There are, of course, other Hierarch in the collective who govern and guide other octaves of the multiverse, and these are most often part of the Councils of Light for each level of Creation, each world and star-system in God's Kingdom.
As we move ever nearer to our personal and planetary transformation into the Higher Realms of Light through the acquisition of the I-AM Consciousness or our Higher Self, the Brotherhood of the Light has become much more apparent in our lives and in our spiritual awareness, as they desire not to leave their brothers and sisters on Earth behind while all life in this Universe ascends. We are definitely reclaiming our heritage from the Ancient Mystery Schools as we enter once more into the Fifth Dimension.
Ascension is a natural evolutionary process for all lower worlds as they evolve to a Higher and Higher Light Focus. To ascend is to in-gather sufficient Divine Light within the structure of your four-body system (physical, emotional, mental & causal bodies) so that you naturally acquire a restructuring of Light within your very cellular structure, DNA and soul consciousness.
Ascension is a process of transformation into a Higher Light focus. Often this is done through a process of physical transfiguration such as that of Jesus, who carried the Christ Consciousness within throughout his teaching ministry. Sometimes, though, based on an individual’s free choice, it is a process of complete restructuring (or reforming of the lower body) into the Higher Lightbody of the soul’s original form, called the Ain Soph and hence an upliftment to Heaven and mergence with the Absolute Reality of the Mind of God. Most often, those leaving planetary duality and density choose transfiguration of the lower carbon-based body to elevate consciously and biophysically into their Lightbody.
Whereas ascension traditionally occurred after many dedicated lifetimes, it is now said to be available to any soul in the 21st century who has come into this incarnation prepared for deathlessness and full Christ Consciousness. The notion of ascension has typically attracted individuals more interested in eastern religions, spirituality, metaphysics, or those simply looking for a deeper meaning to their existing beliefs and experiences, but actually it is available to anyone who seeks liberation and freedom from human suffering.
The principle definition of an Ascended Master is an individual who has undergone the process of Ascension. Throughout history, there have been stories of these individuals who have reached a higher state of spiritual awareness and placed themselves in service to humanity. The Book of Knowledge (1976) refers to the Ascended Masters as part of the Seventy Orders of the Great White Brotherhood of Light, that serve the Father-Creator Most High to bring forth a Field of Intelligence in the repairing of the Universe so that all beings in the Christed Universe can evolve into the Infinite Wisdom and Glory of the Eternal Mind of Source, YHWH.
An Ascended Master is a God-realized individual who by Self Conscious effort has generated enough Divine Love and Heavenly Power within himself to snap the chains of all human limitation, and so stands free and worthy to be entrusted with the use of Divine Forces beyond those of human experience. He realizes himself to be in the radiance of the Oneness of the Omnipresent God - “Life” - hence, all forces and powers obey his command because he is a Self-Conscious Being of Light under the Divine Radiance of the Father Creator Most High. He orchestrates free will, directing all he does by the manipulation of the Light within Himself. To be wrapped in the Radiance of an Ascended Master is to touch the coattails of Heaven. This is but one of the many Blessings awaiting those determined to pursue their Divine Destiny.
These Glorious teachers and guides, who guard and help the evolving human race, referred to as the Ascended Masters, are advanced beings of Love, Light, and Perfection. They are all the word Master implies because by bringing forth the Love, Wisdom and Power of the God Self within, they manifest their Mastery over all that is human. Hence, They have "Ascended" into the next expression above the human - which is Superhuman Divinity, Pure, Eternal, All-Powerful Perfection.
The Ascended Masters have all been where we are today, have faced the same challenges, and have mastered them by mastering themselves, for all attainment comes from within. As unascended men and women, they did not seclude themselves from the world, but lived at the very center of the events of their day. However, they did not allow outer circumstances to overtake them. Rather, they made their God Presence the center of their being and, from within the Reality of their I AM Presence, they mastered the forces of nature within themselves and thus were undeterred by forces outside of themselves. Having become their I AM Presence-in-Action upon the Earth, they were able, as did Jesus, to ascend into the fullness of their Presence at the conclusion of their final incarnation.
Now, as Masters of Life, beyond the mortal coil, they have vowed to assist our struggling humanity to fulfill its Divine Destiny through imparting their Love, their Light, their Wisdom, their very Life — and are urging us to boldly follow in their footsteps. As Jesus instructed, "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and all else will be given unto thee and “Ye shall do all this and more”.
The Ascended Masters who guide and help with the expansion of Light on this planet are God-realized Beings, not bound by time and space. Having come into embodiment, as you and I through the portals of birth, they walked the Earth fulfilling the inner calling of their God Presence day-by-day, lifetime after lifetime. They have mastered all the lesser things of this world, learning the lessons of life, balancing karma, fulfilling their Earthly mission and manifesting and becoming God in action. At the completion of their mission on Earth they achieved the ultimate Victory of their Ascension, which is the permanent integration with the light of their own true reality, their Mighty I AM Presence. They continue to stand ready to assist humanity to accomplish this same Goal of planetary ascension, and thus extend the Fires of their Hearts till all beings are received into their own Higher Light Focus. This is the true mission of the Great White Brotherhood of Light.
It is through the radiation or outpouring of their own Pure and Luminous Essence of Divine Love that an Ascended Master is able to help those who come under his care and direction. This Luminous Essence has within It the Highest Force in the Universe, for it dissolves all discord and establishes Perfect Balance in all manifestations. The Ascended Master's Body is constantly pouring out Rays of His Light Essence upon the discords of Earth, dissolving them like the rays of force which we call light and heat like our physical sun dissolves a fog. The radiation, which they pour out to humanity on Earth, is consciously drawn energy to which they give quality, and again send it out to accomplish a definite result. In this way they give protection thousands and thousands of times to persons, places, conditions, and things, of which mankind is totally oblivious.
The Host of Ascended Masters are Beings of Great Light. They Serve from the Realms of Light that foster their mission and purpose under the direction of the Councils of Light that incorporate the Great White Brotherhood and the Order of Melchizedek, who is the Universal Logos of our Universe. They are real, tangible, glorious, living and caring friends of old who have such Love, Wisdom and Power that the human mind gasps at its immensity. They work everywhere in the universe with complete freedom and limitless power, to do naturally all that the average individual would consider supernatural.
The Ascended Masters are the wielders of such power and manipulators of such concentrated force as to stagger the imagination of the person in the outer world. The Ascended Masters are really Great Batteries of tremendous Power and Energy, and whatever touches Their Radiance becomes highly charged with Their Light Essence through the same activity that makes a needle kept in contact with a magnet take on its qualities, and become a magnet also. All Their Help and Radiation is forever a free Gift of Love. For this reason they never use any of their force to compel.
The Seven Ascended Masters who serve the advancement of all life on earth, together with the Lords and Ladies who serve the Brotherhood of Light for this quadrant of the Milky Way Galaxy, are located in an etheric retreat above the Gobi desert called Shamballa, which is part of the lower heavenly structure of the Spiritual Hierarchy that governs the Universe of the Creation of YHWH. The Light that is sent forth from the Father-Creator is sent forth directly into the many varied aspects of the Spiritual Hierarchy, both at a galactic and a planetary level. The Book of Knowledge (1976) states: “The Brotherhood of Light has clearly stated that Orion-Kesil is our stellar central control, for Orion is a dwelling place of the Living Light consciously and continuously sending the emanations of the Spiritual Hierarchy into the gravitational fields of the lower planetary worlds”.
According to these teachings, the Ascended Masters of Shamballa remain attentive to the spiritual needs of humanity, and act as superintendents of its spiritual growth. In this, they can be seen as the Great White Brotherhood or Chohans (Lords) of the Twelve Planetary Rays, who train and safeguard those who are ready for spiritual advancement on the Path that leads to Earthly Ascension. The Masters of Shamballa are posited by various schools of Mysticism; and more remotely, to the Bodhisattvas of Buddhism, or the Saints of Orthodox Christianity that foster the human potential towards a Higher Spiritual Focus.
The Ascended Masters are the Guardians of the race of men, and as in the world of physical education, various grades of teachers are provided to guide the development of the individual's growth from childhood to maturity, so do the Ascended Masters of Perfection exist to educate and help the individual that he too may expand his consciousness beyond ordinary, human expression.
Personal association with one or more Ascended Masters produces an intense feeling of Love and Gratitude that can never be put into words. Following such contact with Their Living Presence, there can be but one overwhelming desire displacing all other desires and that is to BE ALL THAT THEY ARE. Once a student has truly, even for a fraction of a second, experienced the Ecstatic Bliss radiating from an Ascended Being, there is nothing in human experience that one would not endure or sacrifice in order to reach Their Height of Attainment and express the selfsame Dominion and Love
The Ascended Master has the All-Knowing Mind and the All-Seeing Eye of God. From Him nothing can be hidden. Each Master knows and sees all concerning the student, for He reads clearly the record, which the student has made. This reveals the state of the disciple's development - his strengths as well as his weaknesses.
To be chosen as a disciple or chela by an Ascended Master Teacher is a great honor and privilege. The Master’s desire is to enhance each individual’s personal growth until the chelas themselves have attained masterhood. Self-realization and self-mastery are the goals of the Ascended Master-Teacher, which are imparted by a series of training discourses, loving evaluations of the student, and ever-increasing knowledge of the Divine Order. Once a student evolves to a consciousness near to that of his Master-Teacher, he too begins the journey of Service and self-empowerment. Thus, he develops his superhuman attributes, until like the student graduating from college, the one under the care and instruction of an Ascended Master, graduates out of his humanity into the full, continuous expression of his Divinity.
The history of ascension predates Christianity, indeed extending back for thousands of years, yet the story of Jesus is one of the most widely known stories of ascension. In the bible when Mary Magdalene wants to reach out and touch Christ at the tomb, he says, "touch me not, for I have not yet ascended to my Father." This has led to the idea that the ascension process is apparently so delicate that even the touch of an ordinary human, who still holds the concepts of limitation and separation, is enough to hold the ascension process back. (This does not explain how Jesus was then able to sit down and have a fish dinner with his disciples.) It is generally thought that one does not have to die in order to ascend, but the fact that Jesus was said to have died, then resurrected, then ascended, has led some people to believe that this must be the case for everyone. But in this Age of the Great Separation, those who ‘choose’ to ascend are those who are on the Path of Ascension that will bring them to that pinnacle of Light that will effect their transformation into their Lightbody and Higher Light Consciousness.
Other individuals with stories of earthly ascension include:
To learn more of the teachings of the Ascended Masters go to the links below:
How do you become part of God's Spiritual Hierarchy?
The Ascended Masters of Wisdom speak on the Ascension
Who are Solar Logoi?
What are the 18 Planetary Cosmic Rays?
What are the Elementals?
What is the Ascension Flame?
What is the Lightbody?