Let us speak now of the challenges you will need to overcome in order to accomplish your personal Ascension. It is a process which very few on your planet have completed in the past, although many have lived productive and loving lives. It has been difficult to reach the high level of vibration required because of the atmosphere of heaviness, Darkness which has surrounded you. Even some who were named Saints after their deaths were not able to sustain the 5th dimensional vibration because of religious teachings, trauma or personal difficulty which caused them to lose their grip on the source of high vibration, which is Love and Joy.
Yes, it has been an impediment to ascension in the past when people believed that happiness and godliness do not mix. This has been a terrible travesty, because suffering and pain have been lauded, while cheerfulness and good will have been seen as a lack of serious commitment. What a shame this is. Laughter, song, dancing and play are a great part of the foundation for a strong connection to God. It has been a terrible development in religious practice, that self-flagellation, self-hatred and self-punishment are accepted as an appropriate means to elevating one's spirituality.
I wish to make it very clear that punishment of any kind, including that which is directed toward the self, is completely inappropriate to any religious or spiritual practice which intends to lift one to a higher plane. These actions serve rather to lower one's vibration by creating pain, especially emotional pain. It must be the most serious consideration in working toward Ascension that each person examine their habit of self-judgment.
Self-judgment is not the same as evaluating your own behavior in order to improve or change. Judgment is an attitude of superiority, condemnation and prejudice. It is designed to create a feeling of triumph or power over another, even if that "other" is your own self. Thus, a division is created in the person - what you might call a split in the personality - in which the one who judges harshly and the one who is punished happen to inhabit the same body. Such is the power of the human imagination, that one can take a position of power over oneself.
This separation or division between the "I" and "Me" within one individual has come to be accepted as a normal, even advantageous way to motivate or improve oneself. This is not true. Just as punishment creates ill will and resentment, so does self-punishment. This tradition of applying Darkness to create Light is entirely destructive, a form of torture developed by those who wished to divide and control others. You cannot divide and control yourself; this is a direct route to the lower-vibe emotions, like sadness, despair, depression and anxiety. It prevents you from breaking free, and it prevents you from doing the healing you need to accomplish in order to ascend.
Now, what is the way out of this conundrum? Understand that Our Love contains no judgment, no condemnation, no disapproval. In accepting the Love of God, you must also relinquish your attachment to disapproving judgment. Love yourself as I love you, and you will begin to smile. Allow the last of your tears to fall, cleansing the regret and pain you have accumulated over lifetimes of disapproval and belittlement, then dry your eyes and look around you. You will begin to see beauty, strength and intelligence in those around you - those who are like you and those who are different.
God does not look down upon those whose skin is a different color from yours, or those who are poor, those who are in a female body, or those who are practicing a religion that is different from yours. All are God's children, and all are equal in God's eyes. I see you as Mother/Father God do: I see brilliant souls at every level of development, all striving to learn, all wanting to evolve. None is more valuable than any other in our eyes; all are precious, all are divine.
All life in the Universe is sacred, and all life represents consciousness. Every planet is a Being, every animal, plant and insect are soul creations, an integral part of All That Is. The Kingdoms of the plants and animals are sacred participants in the whole that is under the protection and nurturance of Mother Earth, the great cosmic planet soul. It is not an esoteric or strange pagan practice we teach here - it is Truth. You have been separated from connection to the life around you, and it has added to your estrangement, your feelings of alienation and loneliness. Restore those connections and you will never again feel loneliness or despair.
Begin with gratitude. Consider the goodness in life. Perhaps you have seen something beautiful in Nature; perhaps you have tasted Love in your life. Celebrate those moments, those precious experiences you hold in your memory. Look around you to search out beauty. A blade of grass holds wonder; a child's eyes reflect the depth of God's absolute Love. What is a disability or an affliction but a sacred trust? God trusted you to overcome, to learn something profound in the experience of living in a body which is different from the norm, or a mind that creates differently from others.
Throw away your judgments: this is good, this is bad. Open your hearts to a new perspective - Our perspective, which is always colored by the deepest Love, and the deepest desire to see you grow. See yourself through Our eyes, and you will never again feel a moment of shame or disappointment in yourself. You are perfect, and you are learning.
You may see your past in the cruel light of self-judgment. This was a failure, that was a mistake. You may feel you are not "successful" in your life. Dear Ones, from our perspective, there is no such thing as an unsuccessful life, unless you spent every moment of it asleep, and even that would be an important lesson. As long as you are alive, as long as your have breath, you are on the threshold of a new revelation. Any moment, you are able to awaken and begin anew, in Love and Light. Now look back at the experiences of your life. See how each "mistake," every disappointment led you to make a change in your path, or opened new possibilities for your growth.
There are no failures, Beloved Ones. There is only learning. From this perspective, the more failures you have experienced, the more likely you are to be preparing yourself for your ascension. The "school of hard knocks" which is life on Planet Earth has prepared you for one of two things - great empathy and compassion, or arrogant intolerance. Which will you choose? And which will you choose to apply to yourself?
In Truth, the most important principles to live by, and the fundamental requirement for Ascension are these:
No soul will reach the level of vibration needed to take part in the Ascension to the 5th dimension without a complete and absolute acceptance of themselves as Divine. This is the knowledge that we each are loved without exception. The acceptance of that Truth then becomes unending Love of the Self - what you have called Unconditional Love. In this acceptance, you become Light - the powerful beacon of Love which will lift you and others around you to higher levels of consciousness.
Absolute and unending Love of Self releases the Being from all experience of the emotions of shame, fear and judgment. This freedom unleashes the power of creativity, and the capacity to love others unconditionally, without judgment or fear. It is a complete joining with Source and the recognition of the Self as One with Creator, and with all consciousness.
We, the Trinity of Prime Creator, Mother/Father God and I, Sananda, hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all souls are created equal. We are the ones you have known as The Father (Prime Creator), the Son (myself) and the Holy Spirit (Mother/Father God).
These designations have in the past been limited to male identity, although each of us carries the wholeness of being both male and female in our Nature. I, Sananda, am the male expression of my Unity Being, which includes my feminine counterpart, or Twin Flame, who is Lady Nada. She accompanied me in body in my life as Jesus, as the one you knew as Mary Magdalene. Together we form one complete soul.
Mother and Father God are One, both male and female, the Creators of our galaxy, who together envisioned the planet you know as Earth. It was then birthed by Mother God as the expression of their Unified essence, which is Love. As in humankind, only the Mother has the abiity to give birth to new souls; she carries the gift of birth in her Being.
Prime Creator is One, neither male nor female, the Beginning, the First Creator. Lady Nada and I are the soul child of Prime Creator, as are Mother and Father God. We were created to fulfill our missions in service to Love. Our essence is Love, and we have developed that Love over eons, as we learned the power of Creation under the watchful eye of our Maker.
Mother/Father God have fulfilled their destiny as the Creators of this galaxy, and they continue to evolve and expand as Beings of Light, as we all do. Every soul in the entire Cosmos is a part of the expanding breath of life, the inevitable flow which leads to constant change, constant evolution to higher levels of consciousness.
Planet Earth, the precious creation of Mother/Father God, fulfills her destiny as the Mother by being a part of the birth of all that which sustains life within and upon her body. The matter of which she is made is the source of life for all beings, including humankind. All beings who are birthed on her body carry both the essence of their Created Souls and the material essence of their bodies - the marriage of Spirit and form which creates life as you know it on Earth.
Thus, the bodies which you inhabit during your sojourn here on Earth are the vessels of your souls, the entities which have allowed you to experience life in the lower, denser atmosphere of the 3rd dimension. In times past, when you ended your lives as human beings, you would leave your body to return to Mother Earth, while your soul being made the transition to the 5th dimension.
This time it will be different for those who choose to ascend before the end of their present lifetime. You will transition to higher dimensions, but you will take your bodies with you, to be renewed and restored to perfect health, and you will be able to remain with those bodies if you wish to return to Earth.
Should you accomplish the elevation to higher dimensions, your body can be left for safekeeping while you travel in your lightbody, the essence of your soul being. This will give you tremendous freedom, to experience life in a body, as you have done here during this lifetime, or to travel the cosmos as your disembodied consciousness, your soul essence. You will also be able to join with your Twin Flame, the other half of your Created Soul, as one. It is truly the spiritual version of what you would call "a win-win situation."
Now we are being summoned by Prime Creator, who wishes to contribute to this discussion by including a statement here.
Prime Creator Speaks:
It is joy which brings me to communicate with you. It is a time of rebirth, of increasing vitality and change. The events you are experiencing now are the beginning of a new era for Planet Earth, and it also heralds in a shift across All That Is to a higher vibration. All beings in the Multiverse - the Universes within and beyond your human perception - are taking part in the rising tide which lifts all to higher levels of existence. Indeed, every being in every corner of the Universe will feel the effects of this great rebirth.
It is my intention that all be given the freedom to grow, to ascend to higher dimensions. It is the birthright of all beings, this natural movement toward expansion. It is felt everywhere as individuals and as groups, although many areas of the cosmos have already evolved to an experience of life which is lived as a group identity, a shared consciousness. It is the evolution of Love to join with others in harmony and bliss. It is your destiny to make this transition as well, although that is still a long way off for humankind. Your experience as individuals - your individuation phase - has been a productive learning experience, one which will bring great richness and depth to your eventual joining in Unity.
For you, behind the Veil of Forgetfulness which shields you from knowledge of those higher dimensions you have experienced as Home between incarnations, it is not apparent that there are worlds beyond worlds for you to explore. It has appeared to you that all existence is what you see and feel with your present bodies, through the use of your five senses. This was part of the Great Experiment, of course. It allowed you to experience free will. Were you to have complete vision as you do in higher dimensions, you would not be able to make completely independent choices, for higher dimensional Vision allows you to see cause and effect, removing the mystery of where a particular decision will lead you.
Thus, in the condition of 3-dimensional Earth, you were given the option to direct your life in response to your experience of mental, emotional, physical and spiritual bodies. The added element of physicality, combined with free will, has created a superior learning environment, with the opportunity to choose connection with me and with other beings in spirit form, or to live apart from the Love and support of the Heavenly Host. Those who have maintained this connection or are awakening to it will find their path cleared for them. By joining with the power of Love, you are able to take flight.
As each one awakens to the possibility of accomplishing this wondrous transition together, you will have need of teachers, mentors and guides to help you take this leap into what you might think of as the unknown. Your guides will have already pierced the Veil and will be aware of the glories which await you. You will receive all the help you need, for as long as you need it. This is also part of the plan.
Many among you are incarnated Ascended Masters who have come to assist you. They too have had to make the effort to awaken from the oppression and Darkness which has weighed upon all of you. They have lived many lives in preparation for this time, where they gained in wisdom and strength, and they are now working to clear away all residue of distortion and suffering from this and past lifetimes, so that they may lead you from a position of Absolute Love.
During each phase of growth as it is expressed in the process of Ascension, there are souls who step forward to lead others toward the Light. On your planet at this time, the Kumaras, whose growth as souls was accomplished over eons on the Planet Venus, have played an important role. They are the family of Sananda which has taken a special interest in this Ascension, and they are all the children of my heart.
Over eons, they have evolved to their position of influence by virtue of their level of learning and their achievement of higher dimensional understanding. They are among the Enlightened Beings who serve in positions of responsibility on your planet and in the High Councils of the Galactic Federation and beyond. It is the custom for these Enlightened Beings to serve as Regents of Planet Earth - those leaders who take responsibility for the growth and development of all beings on the planet.
The Regents, who are also known as Lords of the World, serve for a period of some 2,000 years as measured in Earth time. The Regents who have been chosen by a Council of beings from this planet and beyond to serve at this time of transition are the ones you know as Lord St. Germain and Lady Portia. They take over the duties from the past Regents, Lord Sanat Kumara and Lady Venus. As some of you may know, in his recent Earthly incarnation, Sanat Kumara trained Kathryn over a period of 30 years in the ancient technique of Visual Centering, to prepare her for this work she is doing now. Of course, neither of them knew of that at the time. They only knew they felt a very strong bond, and loved each other very much.
Their special interest and commitment to the cause of Love and Light has been recognized for eons, and their love of Mother Earth and humankind is unwavering. In preparation for this responsibility, they have each lived lives as leaders of the people. St. Germain is known for his incarnations as alchemist, writer and political leader, while Lady Portia has served in powerful political positions as queen in various eras in several countries during your history. Together and separately they have helped to shape the fertile arena which is now your springboard to Ascension.
Our channel, Kathryn, is not comfortable with being both the subject and the scribe for these discussions, but we can assure her this is not the only source of information on this topic. We also wish to reassure others who sincerely believe they have been given the responsibility of presenting the presence of Lady Portia in body at this time, you are indeed an aspect of Lady Portia, and your Twin Flame is an aspect of St. Germain, and you are offering a great service by disseminating the wonderful teachings of these Masters.
It is time now on Planet Earth for all of you to begin diligently applying the lessons you have been given here, in Sananda's teachings, and in the many messages from Mother/Father God which are all gathered on the website, www.whoneedslight.org. ; This is the original source of our teachings, which were first written in English. Translations have been made in many languages, and the messages may be copied without charge, but the originals should always be considered the authentic source.
We are giving you everything we can offer you in writing, and our Masters are teaching our True Way across the globe, but it is up to you to read with an open heart, to be willing to change the ideas you have come to believe as a result of your religious teachings, and above all, to raise you vibrations so that you will be prepared to ascend when the portals become visible to you. It is entirely your choice and your responsibility to prepare yourselves, as our Ascended Masters have done in the past. We are sending waves of healing energy to you now, to help you wash away old feelings, old convictions and old pain so that you can experience yourselves as the brilliant beings of Love you were born to be.
Let me give you one last definitive explanation of what is required for your personal ascension:1). You must maintain complete command over your emotions, thoughts and feelings, such that you only permit expression of the high vibration emotions, which are Love, Compassion, Kindness, Forgiveness, Joy, Laughter, Harmony and Peace.
2). Gain command over your thoughts so that you refuse entrance to those thoughts and ideas which cause you doubt, anger, resentment, anxiety or despair, or which bring these feelings to others. Do not insist that you are simply addressing "reality." These thoughts are all manifestations of Darkness, the Dark teachings of the past.
3.) Understand that self-defense is only that. Initiating an attack on another, regardless of the professed excuse, is never acceptable to God.
4). Remain in a state of good will, kindness and compassion toward yourself and your fellow humans at all times. Any religion or attitude which professes enmity, disapproval or condemnation toward others is false and not of this Creator.5). Accept that you, and all the animal, vegetable and mineral creations on your Planet Earth are conscious beings with feelings, thoughts and aspirations to ascend. Refrain from eating the animals, for they are your friends. You will all rise together, and you will receive great assistance from the other Kingdoms.
6). Protect your planet as you would your child, for she is the source of Life. Do not permit invasion and attack to her body, regardless of any excuse that is given or any entitlement assumed.
7). Join with others, especially including the children, to joyfully and consciously prepare yourselves for this all-important event. Nothing in your lives is as important or as deserving of your attention as assuring your own Ascension and that of the people around you.
8). Allow the endless Love from Us to flow through your body and fill your heart. In this way, you allow your own ascension to occur effortlessly.
9). Teach patience, compassion and endless Love through your own actions, which speak louder than anything you can say. Make peace with those around you, and you will live in peace.
10). Approach this challenge with Joy, for it is truly the stairway to Heaven.
These are my Commandments and the desire of my Heart, to see every one of my Earth children ascend in Joy, as all fulfill the destiny of humankind, to live in peace and harmony in the 5th dimension. They are Universal Laws, and living by these Laws will bring unfathomable happiness and fulfillment to every being on Earth and in the Heavens.
I give you my Love, my trust in your innate Nature, and the assistance of my trusted Masters to help ease your way. May your days be filled with Laughter and Joy.
I AM your Prime Creator.