The ascended masters are our elder brothers and sisters on the spiritual path. They have graduated from earth’s schoolroom and returned to God. From the heaven realm, they guide and teach mankind.
Many of these masters are familiar to us, having walked among us through the ages—others may be unknown to our outer mind. Since the dawn of time, these masterful beings have emerged from all races and nationalities, from all walks of life and all religions. Some of them are ancient beings of light, and their names have long ago become secondary to the flames they bear.
There are seven rays of god’s consciousness and there is a Chohan for the each ray.
Whatever their origin in the vastness of the universe, they all have something in common. They have balanced their misuse of God’s energy (karma), accomplished their unique mission on earth and ascended back to the heart of God. One and all, they share a common light. These beloved ones form part of a great brotherhood and sisterhood of light.
Among these great beings are well-known adepts and deities such as Shiva, Parvati, Durga, Krishna, Chananda, Gautama Buddha, Zarathustra, Maitreya, Jesus Christ, Moses, Saint Germain, Mother Mary, Kuan Yin, and El Morya, to name just a few. Among their ranks are also unnumbered and unnamed loving hearts, servants of humanity who have returned Home and are part of the living God forevermore.
The ascended masters are very much concerned with the evolutions of earth and the progress of the light in every area of human endeavor. Often working behind the scenes in the spiritual realm, the masters serve side by side with earnest seekers and public servants of every race, religion and walk of life to assist humanity in their forward evolution.
The ascended masters are teachers of mankind. They take a loving personal interest in their students and often intercede in their lives in many ways, both seen and unseen. They teach the path of overcoming victory where the soul can walk the earth with self-mastery and follow in the footsteps of the great lights, and return to the higher realms of existence at the conclusion of a lifetime of service.
The path is well marked by the footsteps of those who have gone before, and there are guides who can assist you in the steps that you need to take. They can point out the pitfalls and point out the easier way through the rough terrain. They have ropes and tools to assist you in the upward climb, and in the difficult places they offer a helping hand up and over the precipice. The guides cannot make the climb to the top of the mountain for you, but they are there to assist you in any way they can.
Having once walked where we now walk, the masters are well qualified to teach us. And even as they teach mankind, they are students of other masters who are above them in the great chain of being, the heavenly hierarchy. The path of discipleship continues in the heaven-world and is a model for the student-teacher, guru-chela, or master-disciple relationship on earth. (Adapted from Keys to the Kingdom, Summit University Press.)
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