by El Morya/Mark
El Morya/Mark broadcast the following talk on Mark-Age Meditations (now I Am Network of Light) tape #180B, for the week of April 15, 1979. We published the edited transcript in our periodical in 1981 and again in our March-April 2016 issue of I Am Nation News. Listen to the original recording, embedded below as a podcast, and link directly with the spiritual vibrations of El Morya/Mark!
YOU ARE RISEN. This is going to be a theme that will last you for the rest of your incarnation here on Earth. It is brought to mind by the statement concerning Jesus on Easter morning: He is risen. This is the resurrection, and it is what we are to concentrate on in our meditations.
Regardless of what has happened to us in the past, individually and collectively, let us forget about those crucifixions of various kinds: those disappointments, hurts, worries; those problems we were not able to solve; the manifestations we did not see materialize, at least not fully or in the way we wanted to see them. Let us step forth now without the limitations of mind, emotions and body that we have had in the past. Let us be, in thought and action, as though we too are resurrected at this moment.
Step forth in the resurrected consciousness; a new level of consciousness, at least. Look forward now to renewed contact with your own Christ Self. Just as Jesus, when he resurrected on the first Easter morning, was not recognized at first in the garden or by his disciples, the same thing will be true with you. Perhaps your own twelve Christ aspects will not recognize the new you. Nevertheless, it must filter down into your total mortal consciousness that you are stepping forth into the resurrected Christ state.
This means, therefore, that you see things with renewed eyesight; you are not going to see everything as you had prior to this time. You are going to begin to look at things more as though you had stepped forth into your light body, into your Christ consciousness. You will see things in your daily life with a little different vision, perhaps, or with a far greater or different understanding. You will begin to see where you can make progress in your life’s mission. You will see how you can improve yourself, how you can work to improve other people.
Indeed, you are stepping forth in a resurrected consciousness. No longer are you to remain on the cross of your own previous crucifixions, be they those you brought upon yourself, or those that others have inflicted upon you. Instead, you step forth as though you were in that Christ consciousness.
We know that none of us are going to step forth wholly into that Christ identity beginning with this time. But what we are attempting to do, what in actuality we are doing, is stepping forth into closer union with the Christ Self. Therefore, we will begin to receive more guidance; we will be aware of that guidance; we will ask for more. We will pattern our lives more as though we are stepping forth into a whole new aspect of life on Earth, as though we were entering a truly golden era after the Second Coming. For before the second coming of our own Christ Self can occur, there must be a resurrection, an ascent into the Christ consciousness. That must take place before the descent of the Christ Self or Christ consciousness can manifest upon the Earth.
Therefore, this is what we are striving to do. This is what we will do from this point forth: step forth into that resurrected consciousness, throwing off as many as possible of the bonds of material or mortal life, of unhappy life on Earth, that we have known in this and prior lifetimes.
We step forth with renewed vim and vigor. Each one says to himself or herself: “I am that I Am. I am that Christ Self in action henceforth upon the Earth. I will think in terms of a renewed consciousness, renewed as I would see it from the mortal self; but actually it is the ordinary, everyday consciousness of the Christ Self. It is new to me; it is new to those about me. Nevertheless, it is what I really am. For I am that I Am Self, and I am now about to let it manifest more fully through me, as me, on the Earth plane.”
Discernment of Christ Self
A word of caution here, though. We teach and speak about, and try to experience and to demonstrate in our own consciousness, this intunement with the Christ Self. At the same time, we have cautioned often in our speaking, publications and personal contacts with many people: Do not get carried away by this; do not let fantasy and imagination run riot in your consciousness.
For example, in all of my years in the hierarchal program, dating back to the mid-1950s, I have been aware only one time of seeing what I considered to be my high Self in the light body. Otherwise, in all of that time, I have not been aware consciously of seeing my high Self or of communicating directly with my high Self as though two different people were involved. I have received much from my high Self, El Morya, through Nada-Yolanda’s channeling and through other people who were able to witness it or to pass along information. But to me, there has not been a separate division as though the Christ Self and mortal self were two different persons communicating.
Therefore, I have cautioned many light workers and students that, although many such as Nada-Yolanda have been able to see and to converse with the high Self, such experiences are for a special purpose and at special times, not all the time. I caution you not to think, just because you have asked to be at one with your high Self, that from that moment on you are going to step forth and be the high Self fully at all times and will know it.
We have seen too many light workers fall into that trap, where they think they suddenly have become the Christ Self and that everything they say or do is Christ truth. This is an unfortunate thing, and it seems difficult to convince such people that they are being deluded. So, be cautious about it. Go about it gradually. Do not expect a tremendous change in your consciousness or in what you know.
Expect Gradual Changes
When I first began my development in the mid-1950s, I fully expected then and for many years that the time would come when suddenly and instantaneously, at some moment I would be in the Christ consciousness: I would know all things; I would have all those powers; I would be able to teleport, to bilocate; I would have great wisdom; I would be able to prophesy and to know the future and to bring forth great plans.
That did not materialize in any way that I had seen it at that time. But we did come to learn that such abilities are part of the high Self functioning on other planes and planets; and that although we may have achieved that level of consciousness elsewhere, it is not time yet to demonstrate it upon the Earth. But we must be aware that it exists. We must look forward to it. We must start to manifest it, in part at least, sometime during this Latter-Day period in preparation for Sananda’s and our own Second Coming.
So, go about it gradually. Be sure of what you do. Even if you do not see any noticeable changes in your consciousness at first, know that you have asked Spirit, your high Self, your master teachers and guides on other planes and perhaps on this plane, to assist you in stepping forth into this resurrected consciousness, which is the normal, everyday Christ consciousness.
Think about this. Expect it to be gradual, but expect it. Keep working at it. Think about it frequently each day during your activities, thoughts, projections. Review it in the evening or as you go to bed. Concentrate on stepping forth now into a new level of Christ awareness, as directed by your own Christ Self. Be that Self in action more now than ever before.
The Easter season is one of great spiritual-energy influx, which continues until Pentecost. [In 2017 Easter is April 16th, and Pentecost is June 4th.] Therefore, it is appropriate and important that you keep at this, stepping forth into a higher level of consciousness, from this point forward. Expect it, regardless of what you may have been able to do in the past. We are not thinking in terms of past failures or of not having been able to manifest what we wanted to. We are thinking in terms of a new start beginning now.
Therefore, utilize this high influx of spiritual energy, through Easter season, to step forth more and more surely, firmly, actively, conclusively, with great manifestations, into your spiritual or Christ or I Am Self consciousness and identity.
Individually by yourself, and collectively with the rest of the Mark-Age Family and the light workers on Earth, let us be about stepping forth into a resurrected consciousness as though it were a new beginning for us now. We project this thought to all light workers on Earth: Be united and linked with your Self and other light workers, and bring forth a new consciousness, a new work.
Revised from Mark-Age Meditations audio broadcast #180B, released in April 1979.
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Photos: (1) El Morya/Mark, 1960, superimposed over line drawing of El Morya by Owen Morrison, depicting materialization of divine power as and through El Morya; Mark-Age Archives. (2) Golden Light © by Hartmut Jager. (3) Angel’s Blessing © by Hartmut Jager.