And stepping out of our life’s illusion…
The aim of most things that we undertake in our daily life is to become a Master, and the purpose of the lifetime we are now experiencing is no different.
So, whatever our goal, we work hard, study, practise and push ourselves towards being the Master of our chosen career, our hobby, our life. But what is a Master and how do we recognize the point at which we have become a Master? When can we stop striving, pushing, tweaking and learning and just enjoy our success?
For most of us on the spiritual path, we would say that in this lifetime there is so much to do, we are so far from perfect, we are not nearly ascended or self-realised. We are driven to read as much as we can, meditate as often as we have time, follow our gurus and we are stuck in a space of feeling we are never going to get there. Sometimes we don’t even know where “there” is.
But what if I said to you “You are already a Master, you just need to realise it?!!”
I’ve said this a few times in consultation with clients and this statement is almost always followed by a stunned silence. I can hear the brain ticking as an answer is sought. Where that person is in their life and what issues they are stuck on, can become evident in that split second.
This statement is definitely no judgement as to whether or not someone is a Master, because I fully believe everyone is. It’s an observation about how we perceive ourselves in relation to our spiritual path.
So what is a Master?
That’s a big question and there are as many answers as there are perceptions of what is God and where did we come from. For me, being a Master is probably what someone else would describe as being whole, being our authentic self, being in our centre of pure light or even being an ascended master.
Perhaps more than anything being a Master means that we have “got it”, we’ve achieved the highest level of being and we really don’t need to work at it anymore. We might even say we are one with God or we have returned to our true and pure nature.
Dean and I have had so many conversations about this topic. It usually ends with a nervous laugh. There’s a lot to think about and a lot to talk about on this somewhat controversial subject.
How do you convey the concept of mastery or of “being a Master” to someone, without them demanding to known when they did this work and how do I know this is the case! Sometimes it’s all too much and I’m pretty sure that most people sit in shock for a few minutes, then shake their heads and go back to living their life exactly as they were, brushing off my statement as rubbish!
What we need to understand is that this life is the culmination of many lifetimes. We are at the end of a long evolutionary cycle and we can see this when we look out into the world and see what is going on on every level; in the climate, with social awareness, sexuality, racism and the changing balances of power.
All of the lives we have experienced, will experience and are experiencing (which all happens at the same time because they run in parallel) are also coming to a conclusion, because we really have done the work we need to do. Part of the reason it all seems so crazy, chaotic and often scary is that with the increasing Light of the Mastery of us all, also comes an increase in the Dark.
We have to have polarity to have balance, and as the Light increases so does the Dark. The Dark is not necessarily bad, it’s just a different energy that serves a purpose to create awareness and balance, which some people have chosen to work with. Even those working with the Dark have the opportunity to step out of their illusion and into Mastery!
This life, the one we can remember, is really just an illusion that we created before we incarnated, in order to have the experiences we needed or chose to have. But if we consider the Buddhist concept of the Wheel of Karma, we merely go round and round in that same energy and pattern, until we choose to step off.
This illusion is an energy that we’ve created, piece by piece to manifest what we need to work with or what we think we need to work with. Undoubtedly we have worked with these same issues and energies many times before and in many parallel lifetimes. In fact, we are currently working with our chosen life theme in many different ways, to experience all the little nuances and all the variations.
So when do we become a Master?
How do we know we are a Master?
Do we feel worthy to be a Master?
Perhaps the word “Master” is too challenging for us in our lack of worth and our need to be perfect. How we react to this statement should show us exactly where we are in our minds, but not in our evolution.
Step back for a minute and imagine that your whole life is an illusion, like a creation in your head, a dream which you’ve brought into your reality. You’re now living that dream or maybe in some cases that nightmare. Everything around you is just a form of energy made real, it’s not really there but it feels like it is. If you’ve seen The Matrix, you’ll understand what I mean – we are trapped within a reality of our own making but we often don’t see it until someone pulls us out of the Matrix and shows us.
Our existence is like one of those many and varied colouring books that we can now buy and which people use to distract themselves from their busy, stressful lives. Before this incarnation, we took a piece of paper (well kind of I guess!) and we drew out how this lifetime was going to look when we got here, and when we arrived we proceeded to distract ourselves by colouring it all in, very carefully keeping within the lines, getting exactly the right shading and tones. And when we finished with that picture, we went on to the next one, never pausing to look up and see where we were and what was really going on around us.
Illusion is a tricky little devil! It tempts us to create a life in which we behave in a certain way and expect to experience certain things. It keeps us head down and bum up, busily beavering away at keeping this illusion going – being the victim, the martyr, the invalid, the goddess – to distract us from the true facts of who we are, how amazingly powerful we already are and how we are already perfect, self-realised beings. We just need to realise it and isn’t that really what “self-realisation” means?!
I have no doubt that when we step out of this illusion, at the end of this lifetime and all our other parallel existences, we will watch the video replay and laugh!!! No seriously, I do!
Ok, so I’m still here telling you all this and I’m still living in some of the illusion I have created, because like all of you I have a job that I have chosen to do. I find it hard to embrace being a Master all of the time, because somehow in the back of my head there is a big element of ego telling me it’s not possible, I can’t be that person, I’m not a Master. In fact, it’s ego that is keeping us trapped in our illusion. The fear of who we really our keeps us in this space.
So let me challenge you to consider this concept – really consider it.
Sit with it and visualise yourself letting go of the trappings of this life, rubbing away the colours, the lines, the total illusion you have drawn on the piece of paper that is the outline for this lifetime. Visualise yourself as pure white Light, as an Archangel on the right hand of God or just as a blob. It doesn’t matter, but don’t go creating another whole drawing of who you are. The idea is to peel away the layers in one go, to feel the beauty and the pure energy of being a Master and then imagine what you can do with that.
It won’t be easy to stay in that space though, I can tell you that! You have to work at it, make time to just pop out of this lifetime in your head, just for a minute, and remind yourself of who you really are. Step back from your involvements and stand on the sidelines, as you did before you incarnated for this lifetime. We all chose to be human, so we are living a human life, but peel away that illusion, get out of the Matrix and really see that you are already a Master, you just need to realise it.
Sending you this message with joy and blessings and a big supportive hug.
You really are a Master!
Melanie Creedy has used homeopathy for 30 years and has been in practice since 1998. Her physical journey began with poor health from childhood, leading her to explore natural therapies. Her journey with homeopathy has seen her run a general homeopathic clinic and The Children’s Ear Clinic in Western Australia, but always the esoteric side has been strong and clear. Her tree change to beautiful Southern Tasmania brought about several ranges of Essences, created in the garden at Wyldwood and spread the word to a wider audience, as a homeopath who is recognised throughout Australia.
Melanie’s spiritual journey started long before that and she certainly remembers a deep interest in God when she was under 10 years old. That journey has taken her through an exploration of many facets of spirituality, to a point where she realised her path had to be her own and her walk was alone. As a deep thinker and a passionate blogger, many of these thoughts become blogs in an effort to demystify the myths which are created by so called gurus, looking to hold the attention of a seeker.
Melanie works with people on their life path using soul talk and soul listening and intuiting esoteric vibrational remedies to remove obstacles on the path. This can relate to physical, mental and emotional issues which are part of our ‘soul choices’ for this lifetime. Her approach is simple but deep, grounded, thoughtful and pragmatic. Not too much airy fairy speak going on here, just a drawing together of the strings of your life. Melanie offers distance consultations via phone and skype to allow people Australia-wide to access her services.
Melanie holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Homeopathy), Diploma of Nutrition, Diploma of Yoga and she has been a Reiki Master since 1998.