By Steve Beckow, Golden Age of Gaia
I feel the need to add a note to my explanation of what recognizing the Self felt like.
In my Feb. 17 reading, Archangel Michael said:
AAM: When you have had that experience in reflection of watching your thoughts and feelings travelling by you like a train, you have been moving forward throughout dimensions.
And part of that journey of discovery is you saying, “Now where is my natural Self living? I’m going to travel this train until I find him,” which of course you have. (1)
Moving through dimensions. Given that I wasn’t aware of doing that, it suggests that I have much to learn or open to in this area as well.
I asked him if repeated experiences of the Self were needed to prepare the ground for Sahaja Samadhi.
Steve Beckow: I think it was Sadhu Arunachala who said that one needs repeated experiences like this before something major happens. For instance, Brahmajnana or Sahaja Samadhi. Is that a correct statement?
AAM: When it was written it was absolutely correct. But as you also know, the governing rules have shifted and changed. …
For some, once is enough. For others it is repeated. But it is nowhere near the level of repetition that might we say was once required because the separation – what people have thought of as separation – is not so strong. (2)
That’s the first time I’ve heard him confirm that it was harder to reach enlightenment fifty years ago than it is now (it makes sense with the rising energies) and that the “governing rules” have changed. Expect me to follow up on what has changed, how matters like this “change,” etc.
Earlier I left the impression that it was somehow the recognition of the face seen in between my thoughts and feelings that triggered the brief experience of union with the Self.
There was in fact a face. It was a pleasant, gentle red-haired man. It got my attention. But it wasn’t the face itself that triggered what happened next.
The real energy of that experience came from a very deep expansion of awareness.
I’m a student of the awareness path. You’d expect that my experiences of the Self will be in awareness. The Mother honors our path and she would surely honor mine.
So, no, I won’t see a form of God. No, I won’t see a Light that transcends creation. I’ll have an experience of profoundly deepening awareness. And awareness of what? Well, it looks like I’ve pretty firmly chosen bliss.
As I said earlier, the Self, as I experienced it, had a semi-permeable membrane to our everyday, 3rd/4th-Dimensional world. It could shut it out or not as it pleased.
But it had no membrane at all to bliss. So to say I experienced bliss is not a contradiction on the awareness path.
Far from it. I confirmed with Michael that bliss is just another form of love. He called bliss “internal love” and transformative love “external love.” (3)
If you choose to associate love with the divine feminine and awareness with the divine masculine, you have again the dance of Shakti and Shiva. A balancing of the female and the male energies: Androgeny. This is rich territory.
So the placid face may have been a means of getting my attention (it may have been an ascended master for all I know), but it didn’t figure in the experience beyond that and I never saw it again.
(1) Archangel Michael in a personal reading with Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, Feb. 17, 2017.
(2) Loc. cit.