We live in an exciting time. As the Piscean Age ends and the Aquarian Age begins we have the opportunity to make tremendous spiritual progress. The Aquarian Age promises to be an age of enlightenment and freedom. This is the age of alchemy and transformation and the optimum time for us to enter the spirals of self-transcendence and manifest our highest potential.
You are a spiritual being! Awakening to this realization is the first step on the path to freedom. Once you embark upon this extraordinary journey you will quickly discover that you are not alone. Waiting to assist you on your travels are numerous seen and unseen teachers, helpers, guardians and guides.
Looking up into the night sky we realize how big the universe is and how little we understand it. Cosmos is full of life and complexity. Mystics speak of spiritual encounters with heavenly beings and those who have had near death experiences give accounts of traveling to beautiful crystal cities, visiting magnificent halls of knowledge and having life reviews attended by great beings of light. Millions of people believe in the angels and saints and daily send their prayers to them. Clearly we are not alone.
Who are the Ascended Masters? Today we know a considerable amount about them. For the past one hundred years the Ascended Masters have been weaving the golden threads of illumination and wisdom through their messengers to lay the foundation for the Aquarian Age. This is part of the job of a messenger. They receive special training to be the spokesperson for hierarchy and from them we gain a better understanding about the role of the Ascended Masters in the evolution of the planet and ourselves.
Cosmos is highly ordered and includes an immense network of enlightened beings ranked according to their level of self-mastery and spiritual attainment. The Ascended Masters are an integral part of this complex structure. They belong to an inner group called the Great White Brotherhood. White refers to the aura or halo of white light that surrounds them. Included in this organization are female masters, cosmic beings, Archangels, angels, and even a few every day people that meet specific requirements.
This organization is not a recent new age phenomenon and has existed for thousands of years. It was well known in past golden ages. The lost continents of Lemuria and Atlantis were ancient civilizations that reached great heights. According to the records of akasha many of us were there. We followed the path of the masters and some of us served as priest and priestesses in the temples of light. Back then it was quite common to walk and talk with the masters and attend classes at the retreats of the mystery schools (schools of sacred knowledge).
Unfortunately, these civilizations fell prey to corruption and misuses of the light and many of us got entangled in karma and went down with them. The temples and retreats were withdrawn to higher dimensions with only a handful of the more determined seekers finding the way back to their doors.
When you first learn about the Ascended Masters you immediately recognize many of their names as the great spiritual beings that have walked the earth, past and present. They come from every race, tradition, and culture. We know many of them as the compassionate Buddhas and Bodhisattvas of enlightenment and wisdom, the wise saints and sages of old, and the mystics and prophets of all ages.
Long ago the ancients predicted the Aquarian Age would be the meeting of the paths, East and West, and today we clearly see evidence of this. Many of us have quite a collection of spiritual practices we engage in from meditation and yoga, to reciting prayer and mantra. Even our altars reflect this Aquarian Age spirituality. It is quite common to find statues of the Buddha standing side by side the statues of saints and sages.
As you learn more about the Ascended Masters you begin to see just how much of a role they have in bringing the planet and all us to our present state of awareness. Ancient beings that ascended long ago and some are the unsung and unknown heroes of the age. Coming from different directions on the sacred path each came to the same place as the master before them and choosing to follow in their footprints were able to win their ascension in the light.
We can better understand the role of the Ascended Masters if we look at the light-energy of God. Although defining God is never easy most people can agree that God is consciousness, energy, light and love. One of the ways to relate to the intensity of this powerful light-energy is to think of it as a spiritual sun. The masters call it the Great Central Sun.
From Spirit to Matter this powerful light-energy continuously flows from the Great Central Sun through a vast network of hierarchies, each having millions of beings, until it reaches the Ascended Masters who then safely release it to us. This chain of hierarchy is enormous but without it we could not assimilate that portion of God’s consciousness at a level that is useful to us. Being far too powerful in its original release it would consume us on contact.
You might be wondering, “If there are millions of beings in the cosmos why can’t I see them?” These beings live in the heaven-world or the etheric plane, a plane that is the highest vibrating plane in matter. It is just as real as the physical plane but exists in higher dimensions.
The role of the Ascended Masters takes on new meaning once we come to the knowledge of them. We gain an expanded awareness of the path and nowhere is this more evident than in the Age of Aquarius.
By: Aquarian Path