The Nature of the Soul or Self – Part 2/2 October 29, 2017 By Steve Beckow

 

 

The Nature of the Soul or Self – Part 2/2

October 29, 2017 By Steve Beckow

(Concluded from Part 1, yesterday.)

We heard the Divine Mother call the penultimate Reality – the soul – “the essence of One.” (1) On another occasion, she told us:

“You did not start out in form. You simply started out as a spark of light, of love, and then the adventure began.” (2)

Archangel Michael through Ronna Herman has told us quite a bit about this “spark of light” over the years. He uses language similar to the Mother’s.

“You are a point of Light,” he says, “a vibrant Spark of the Divine.”  (3)

On another occasion he advised us to “view all that is presently in your life as transitory except the Love/Light and Spiritual Fire within your Sacred Heart and Soul.”  (4)

He offers the metaphor of the seed atom (Adam, Aton, Atman):

“The Soul could be described as a small Seed Atom of pulsating Life Force energy which resides within the Sacred Heart….

“The Soul may be only a small Spark of Life within the heart area in those who are still ensnared in the illusion of the lower dimensions; however, as it blooms and blossoms into its full dynamic power, it expands.” (5)

Elsewhere he calls it “the White Fire, Sacred Seed Atom – your own personal Divine Facet of our Father/Mother God” and “a SUN CHILD of our Father/Mother God.” (6)

He gives us our divine history. What difference is there in saying the “essence of One” and in saying: “At a cosmic or Omniversal level, you are ‘Spirit’ – a facet or a Seed Atom of Divine Essence sent forth from the heart core of the Supreme Creator.” They sound the same to me.

At that level, we’re fully conscious of our true identity, he explains.

“At that level, you are fully conscious of who you are and of your connection with the Supreme Creator; you are aware of and know your ‘I AM’ identity.” (7)

Others agree with these definitions. Fran Zapeda’s Pallas Athena, for instance, calls us “a pristine ball of brilliant light endowed with all the knowledge and beauty of the universes just waiting below the surface to be uncovered.” (8)

And Blossom Goodchild’s Galactic Federation of Light call us a “divine light,” nothing other than love.

[Galactic Federation of Light] Let us … describe the soul self BEFORE EVER entering into the human form. …

IT IS NOTHING OTHER … IT CANNOT BE ANYTHING ELSE … IT IS LOVE..

YOU ARE DIVINE LIGHT … THAT IS IT IN A NUTSHELL! (9)

So there’s general agreement that the penultimate Reality called the Self or soul is a Spark of Light and Love, Spiritual or White Fire, “a facet or a Seed Atom of Divine Essence sent forth from the heart core of the Supreme Creator.” (7)

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Not surprisingly, once we know the Divine Light of the soul in any way, concentration on it will lead to deeper and deeper knowledge of it, until the discrete Light becomes the Light beyond creation.

This process is what Jesus was describing in parable when he said that the man who had found the treasure buried in a field sold all that he had and bought the field.

The person who’s seen the Light that the Self is drops all other desires (sells all he has) than the one desire to know it completely. Concentrating on that Light, he at last realizes its Oneness with the Father (he has bought the field).

Ramana Maharshi described the process that Jesus points to this way:

“The Heart is self-luminous. … If the mind is turned in towards the source of light, objective knowledge ceases and Self alone shines forth as the Heart.” (10)

Ramana Maharshi says that the Self or soul resides on the other side of the heart aperture or hridayam, just right of the breastbone.

I follow Sri Ramana in believing that the Self is the heart (11) and that it shines and sends forth love when the hridayam is opened.

Realize it and “you [will] realize that you are the dreamer as well as the dream.” (12) Surrender to the Light beyond it and we become the unbounded Ocean of Love.

This step is the last we’ll ever take. Until we re-emerge.

Footnotes

(1) “Transcript: Universal Mother Mary Discusses the Law of Change, September 3, 2013, Part 1/2,” September 6, 2013, through Linda Dillon, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2013/09/06/transcript-universal-mother-mary-discusses-the-law-of-change-september-3-2013-part-12/.

(2) “You are angels in form, and you have been birthed even prior to that as the essence of One. So you return to that while keeping your magnificent form.” (“The Divine Mother Explains Ascension, October 5, 2017, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2017/10/05/the-divine-mother-explains-ascension/.)

(3) “Archangel Michael – ‘Hold Steady, Beloveds,’” transmitted through Ronna Herman, Feb. 28, 2013, at http://www.ronnastar.com/messages-aam/latest.html

(4) “Archangel Michael – Traversing the Upward Passageway into the Future, through Ronna Herman, April 1, 2013, ibid.

(5) “Archangel Michael – The Essence of Who You Are,” through Ronna Herman, April 30, 2013, ibid.

(6) “Archangel Michael – ‘Hold Steady, Beloveds,’” through Ronna Herman, Feb. 28, 2013, ibid.

(7) “Archangel Michael – The Essence of Who You Are,” through Ronna Herman, April 30, 2013, ibid.

(8) “And that, my friends, is the secret of the ages. Don’t you feel it as palpable as I feel it? Allow yourselves to feel it and know it, my dear warriors of Love and Truth and Peace. Claim your birthright and march forward into enduring enlightenment communing with Source once again.” (“Pallas Athena: You are a Pristine Ball of Brilliant Light,” channeled by Fran Zepeda, July 1, 2013 at http://www.franhealing.com/Current-Channeled.)

(9) “The Galactic Federation of Light channeled by Blossom Goodchild,” July 14, 2013 at http://www.blossomgoodchild.com/index.html?page=BG184july14.html.

(7) “Archangel Michael – The Essence of Who You Are,” through Ronna Herman, April 30, 2013, ibid.

(10) Sri Ramana Maharshi, Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi. Three Volumes in One. Tiruvannamalai: Sri Ramanashram, 2010, 96.

(11) “The Self is the Heart.” (Loc. cit.)

“Atman [Self] is in the heart and is the Heart itself.” (Ibid., 57.)

(12) “Archangel Michael – ‘Hold Steady, Beloveds,’” through Ronna Herman, Feb. 28, 2013, ibid.