Channeled by Jessie Keener
Interviewed/Edited by Joel Dennis Anastasi
Interviewed/Edited by Joel Dennis Anastasi
Joel: We refer to Archangel Michael, of course, as the source and the ultimate goal of creating a world of community, harmony and equality. But basically THE LIFE MASTERY PROGRAM is designed to help people deal with the issues of their lives.
Two Marys: For that is where one must begin. They must begin to take full responsibility for their life, and then develop mastery of their love for themselves so that they can become a meaningful contributor to the collective. For it is truly in that contribution to the collective that your essence becomes realized. Is that not true for you, beloved Joel, when you are in the contribution of self with your students? That is when you are resonating with your divine soul plan. That contribution is where the private self has disappeared, has it not?
So as we address this question, how does one stay in contribution to the collective, we acknowledge this is an aspect of self-love. When you love yourself completely your relationship with yourself is a contribution. In your current times, you speak about it as taking care of yourself, being good to yourself and positive self-talk. Indeed, these are congruent with contributing to oneself. To fulfill and ascend, one must be in contribution to oneself, one must be in contribution to others, and one must be in contribution to the divine cosmic plan. This is the fulfillment of Ascension. It is in three parts.
Contribution to self, indeed, is the fundamental teaching of The Life Mastery Program. How to become a master in contributing to self such that the self expands in consciousness beyond that private self and has a desire, indeed a longing, to contribute to others. For it is only in authentic self-love that one can truly give in contribution to others.
This is discussed in everything from Archangel Michael’s teachings to every great spiritual writing and sacred teaching. If one is giving to get, one is still stuck in the private self, and one is in lack and limitation and is not in surrender to self-love. When one is surrendered in self-love, the giving and the getting are all the same. There is no distinction. It is all beingness. It is all blissful.
J: Thank you for that wonderful teaching. Are we ready to move onto the next lesson?
M: We wish to discuss again the purpose of discipline, which is, of course, to contribute to one’s freedom. To do that one has to address the human conundrum: this is the thing I long for the most; yet, this is the thing I resist the most.
In order for us to effectively address discipline, we have to invite the student to investigate their own relationship with freedom/Ascension, to delve into and explore, what are my resistances? What are my fears? If Ascension and freedom mean immortality, what nonsense have I sold myself through the cultural mythology regarding mortality, suffering, sacrifice, freedom and bliss?
So every student must ferret out what are the ways that I, consciously or not, actively resist the thing that I desire the most? So the discipline is to stay disciplined in the inquiry. If you were baking a loaf of bread—we will use an analogy here—what are the ingredients that would belong in Ascension? The most obvious ones, besides discipline, are self-love and forgiveness:
To forgive oneself for resisting what one longs for with all their heart.
To forgive oneself for buying into the collective unconscious, the hypnotic, destructive pull of the cultural norm.
To forgive oneself for worshipping their mind as the absolute end all, thus cutting themselves off from supreme intelligence in the heart.
To forgive oneself for thinking that the cosmic collective consciousness did not matter.
To forgive oneself for thinking there were not other beings and places, interconnected, all relying on cooperation
To forgive oneself for thinking they did not deserve love.
To forgive oneself for thinking their God had a light switch that would be turned on or turned off regarding God’s love for them. When I’m good God loves me. When I’m not good, I am not loved.
So to truly love oneself, one needs to be in a constant state of forgiveness. Indeed, our lives on this planet, as the Two Marys, became powerful experiences in forgiveness. Forgiveness was the way of being that got us through—self-love, self-forgiveness. Whenever there was conflict within our group, the only acceptable response was to love and forgive—and forgive as fast as possible.