Doreen Virtue – We Lost One.

I have been debating whether to write a post regarding Doreen Virtue, as the internet has been saturated with them. However seeing her conversion, her list of what is considered “evil” both unsettled me and fascinated me…what drove her to this conversion and renouncement? Her conversion to Christianity sparked a lot of contemplation for me (I am a renounced Catholic).

Although I couldn’t be considered a follower or a “fan” of her work, the feeling I couldn’t shake after reading her list of “A-Z List of New Age Practices to Avoid, and Why” was this profound sense that we had “lost one”. I do not know if others resonate with this feeling, however for me it was as if the rocky road to consciousness had become too much and a being who was so dedicated to it had thrown in the towel.

This lead me to read her free eBook “The Joy of Jesus” which is available on her website. I needed to know why. Her rationale in the book, was that Jesus appeared to her while she was in church. He didn’t say anything, rather it was an intense experience of being engulfed in his energy.

However there is more to the story which is written in plain text through her book (although it is clear that she does not register it) and it is something that to me, highlights a belief I have observed in the New Age/Self Help community. If anything, I feel that Doreen Virtue is the canary in the gold mine for the New Age movement. I feel it can be summed up in this paragraph from her book:

“I’d get glimpses of happiness: appreciating a sunset, hugging a dear friend, walking my dog, savouring a great meal and so forth. But these experiences were always temporary and fleeting. Where was the lasting happiness? I knew it had to be somewhere!”

And lets face it, that is what the new age/self help movement promises – lasting happiness.

It is a belief that I am constantly challenging and one that St. Germain challenges in our channeling evenings quite often;

A. The end goal of enlightenment equates to eternal happiness.

B. Happiness is something that is outside of you and can only be achieved through external factors.

Life can be challenging shit if we want to be frank about it and it seems to be something that the new age/self help movement likes to dance around, because if life is challenging you, then you’re apparently doing something wrong.

I will admit that the question of – “why am I not happy?” spurred me on the spiritual path in the first place, but there comes a point where you have to let that go. There is a point where you realise that happiness is but one aspect of yourself and of human experience and that if one were to only ever experience happiness they wouldn’t understand what it was. In order to experience an emotion, one needs a reference point. Does happiness exist without sadness? The principles of alchemy would argue that happiness and sadness are the same thing and are but two poles at opposite ends of a sliding scale, with a kind of neutral zone at the center.

“Everything is dual; everything has poles; everything has its pair of opposites; like and unlike are the same; opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree; extremes meet; all truths are but half truths; all paradoxes may be reconciled” – The Kybalion

I am certainly not holding up the Kybalion in the way a Christian might hold up the bible, however I will accept pieces of wisdom where I find them.

An enlightened being has reconciled all their aspects – the good, the bad and the ugly. They no longer identify with these polarities as being who they fundamentally are, nor do they strive to live within the realm of a certain polarity. One who has awakened has stepped out side of this realm completely, with the paradox being, that they can then dive back in and experience ALL aspects of themselves without the baggage that may be attached to certain polarities. In other words, they are free.

Another quote from Doreen Virtue’s book “The Joy of Jesus”;

“Because I felt too frightened to research the topic of fallen angels and demons, I didn’t learn enough about them. The whole topic seemed scary and negative. I always tried to stay positive and avoid anything violent or upsetting. So I ignored the topic of researching fallen angels.”

This speaks volumes to me as someone who is not yet ready to face their “shadow” nature. After the honey moon period of enjoying “love and light”, everyone will then be confronted with their darkness or shadow…however that may look to an individual. Now I know she is referring to demons in this quote and I am not saying to go summoning unconscious spirits here (not really on my recommended list), however the fact that she adamantly tried to stay positive all the time and avoid anything that may be considered “bad” speaks volumes.

This is something the new age/self help movement constantly preaches; affirmation this, bad thoughts will bring bad situations that. What you end up with are a bunch of stressed out people who if they become skilled at it, can delude themselves maybe 90% of the time with their “positive vibes only” thoughts and then panic in that 10% of the time that “bad” creeps in. “Oh no! I had a bad thought about my financial situation. I will doom myself to be poor forever if I keep thinking this! I am wealthy…I am abundant….” and so they settle themselves back into the delusion until the next little scare.

The levee will break eventually. Your being in its entirety needs acknowledgement. If you want to make “good” and “evil/bad” a battle, then ultimately you are creating a battle with yourself. It is time to make peace with ourselves or we will constantly be running for new shelters, as in Doreen Virtue’s case – running from the shelter of the new age movement to Christianity. There will however come a time where that shelter will no longer hold back the tide either.

We are all guilty of it too, so let us not sit back, point fingers and feel smug. It may not be changing religious beliefs, but it can be more mundane things also – I’ll have lasting happiness when I find the perfect job/partner/life situation etc.

Ultimately, enlightenment will strip us of all of these things. It will make us look inward and see the vastness that is our being and our potentials and it will call us to take self responsibility.

Have we lost Doreen Virtue? No. And we must allow her the space to choose her own experiences, just as we have the freedom to do so as well. The game of “I am not enlightened” has many manifestations.

Ultimately if there is anything to take from this, it is to leave ourselves alone and understand that eventually everyone must embrace their shadow.

 

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There is no formula to spirituality

You are a divine being with ultimate potentials before you and the freedom to choose, St. Germain encourages us not to put us in the prescribed box of what a “spiritual” person does, acts or looks like.

 

The Year of Grace

Please enjoy our first channeling of the year with St. Germain. 2018 was a year of challenge for many and ended with a crescendo of intense collective energy. Many beings are walking into 2019 cautiously, however St. Germain challenges us to make this the year of grace. What are the intentions behind your goals this year?

Remember, you are the Master.

To be.

Please enjoy a recording of our latest channeling evening with St. Germain. St. Germain reminds us that it is okay to take a step back and to just be, that one’s worthiness is not tied to doing or not doing, or whether or not you feel your have a purpose.

Surrender to Experience

Please enjoy our August recording of our channeling evening with St. Germain.

St. Germain discusses the intense energies we are experiencing on the planet right now. To be free, is to surrender. To be free is to know the stillness of neutrality. Allow yourself the peace of ascension and understand that it will not happen through denying that which your mind would say are “bad” thoughts or experiences. Peace comes from allowing the entirety of your being.

Come back to your heart space, you will not think your way to consciousness.

You Are Enough

Please enjoy a recording of our latest channeling evening with Ascended Master St. Germain. Here he discusses the fundamental issue with the self help movement – the belief that you need fixing, that you as a being are not enough.

The question asked by a person present at the channeling pertains to physical ailments and whether we apply St. Germain’s teaching to physical burdens we seek to fix.

 

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St. Germain – The Misperceptions of Enlightenment.

Please enjoy this recording of our latest channeling evening, where St. Germain talks of the human misperceptions of enlightenment and how they are holding people back.

Scratch the surface

My latest channel from St. Germain.
“Breathe deep dear ones, let us take a journey. A journey back to truth. A journey back to yourselves. Have you felt that this reality you find yourselves to be in limiting? Do you feel that not is all that it seems? Have you felt a calling? A calling home that aches in your bones?Rest dear ones and know that you are not going crazy even if you feel that you are. It is time. This is your time to come back to yourselves. In this modern world you find yourselves in, a modern world of distraction, it is time to simplify. It is time to strip back the unnecessary to find the truth of you. You can lay down your uniforms and your false senses of self. You can lay down your identities and false ideas in relation to self worth and worthiness. You dear beings are the essence of all, you dear ones at your core are God. It is time to start remembering.

This Earth realm you find yourselves in has so much more to it than meets the eye, it is so much more than what the mainstream has taught you it is. Go deeper. Scratch the surface. See the sacredness that is you, that is this planet and see how you are interconnected. You do not need to follow the formulas they told you to follow. And these formulas have many guises – spiritual, material, physical. It matters not. What is speaking to you on the deepest level? Let it envelope you.
Take that leap into infinity, take the divine breath, you are more than all of this. Breath. Open your true eyes and take a proper look. Now what do you see? Breathe. You do not have to buy into the falsities of this reality any more. Like the changing of a television channel, so too can you change the frequency in which you tune into. There are so many layers dear ones. What channel do you want to tune into? Breathe. Take the sacred breath. You are One.

I AM St. Germain”

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Pitfalls to Consciousness

Today dear ones, I wish to speak to you about consciousness and the spiritual journey. There are so many distractions and pitfalls in regards to what is put under the umbrella of “spirituality” and one of those distractions has to do with the idea of having psychic abilities.

There are many beings out there who link psychic abilities to levels of consciousness and may I say, that it is time to separate them. There are many beings in this world with psychic abilities who are completely unconscious, who are no where near self realisation. And there are beings in this world who having no psychic abilities are enlightened. Self realisation has nothing to do with being able to see spirits or auras or what have you, it is the understanding that you are the All. And when you understand that you are God or the All, then you find that these abilities that you may have once strived for in themselves do not matter.

Now I am not degrading having these abilities nor saying that one should not develop their intuition, that is an inborn right lost in the tides of your modern world. However do not despair or feel that you are spiritually unevolved if you do not have these gifts.

I felt that this weight must be lifted from many beings shoulders and to also use this knowledge as a caution. Just because someone may be psychic or clairvoyant or whatever else it is they claim to be, does not mean they are conscious. You are your own guiding force and only you can bring yourselves to your enlightenment.

With love,

I AM St. Germain

 

You Are Divinity

A channeling from St. Germain.

Today I wish to address one of the most common questions posed to me by awakening beings. And that is the grand question of – “what is the right path and formula to ascension/enlightenment?”

There is a distinct idea within spiritual circles that a being must act and look a certain way and perform certain tasks to be “spiritual”. That anyone deviates from these “norms” are doing it wrong and will not reach enlightenment or paradise or heaven or whatever it is you want to call it.

Dear ones, you do not perform acts to be “spiritual” beings, you are spiritual beings. No clothes, nor books, workshops, meditation practices, prayers, circles, yoga, sound healing, trinkets….oh I could go on…will make you “spiritual”. Do you not realise that whatever you do, be that “spiritual” or “non-spiritual” are all expressions of the divine, they are not the divine itself, nor are they a road map to the divine.

A being can torture themselves for years getting up at the crack of dawn, meditating in uncomfortable positions for hours on end, eating or not eating certain foods, wearing certain clothes, only participating in certain activities and get to the end of it and realise that those things are completely irrelevant to the realisation of the I AM.

That is why these practices were presented by the masters in the years of antiquity. They were a way to crack the being who would not look at themselves and see God. It was not the practices themselves that assisted a being in realising themselves, it was the frustration of getting no where that did.

A being could reach a point of complete frustration after years of following the formulas, throw up their arms and then in a moment of clarity realise the absurdity of everything they had just been doing – because it was them they were searching for all along.

You could realise yourself right now, if you let go of the game. There is no key and no path. Leave yourselves alone and enjoy life! Enjoy existence! And perhaps when you are ready you will one day laugh and say I AM.

In service,

I AM St. Germain