Narendra and I have been discussing the similarity between Bodhisattvas and Pillars offline. I asked him if he would write up his journey that had led him eventually to accept the Bodhisattva Vow.
For years after my Heart-Opening experience I would often wonder why I’d choose to remain and not go to the next level when I was asked.
It was only many many years after that I would get the answer – when I found out about Ascension and started reading up on it. As I reported [in an earlier email exchange], it was a completely spontaneous answer, at a level that was way beyond my conscious mind.
There were three events in particular that really struck me. The first was reading the Law of One material, where Ra confirmed that an ascending entity very often chooses to turn back and serve others having reached a certain level of consciousness.
The second was in reading earlier articles where Archangel Michael confirmed to Steve that they were toning down his experiences so that he would not run off in a cave to meditate. (1) I really loved that explanation. I could so relate to that!
The third instance was perhaps the most significant. I was told that I was a Bodhisattva by Lady Quan Yin herself. A Bodhisattva is one who refuses personal ascension in order to help others reach ascension. It’s considered to be the highest goal of Buddhism. Let me tell you how that event came to pass.
Steve has likened the concept of Bodhisattva to that of a Pillar, a term used by the Company of Heaven to describe the work. Here is AAM describing that role:
Steve Beckow : There will be some people who are qualified to go who won’t go because at some level they’ve agreed to stay. Is that correct?
Archangel Michael: That is absolutely correct. And those are the Pillars. You are holding the space and you are still the teachers. You are still the showers of the way.
When there is a mass exodus, there are always those who stay to make sure that everybody who wishes to go is equipped and ready and gets the opportunity. …
I am part of that, you know. [laughter] I am always there until the last. (2)
Steve: As a pillar, do I ascend in the early waves or do I ascend at the end? …
Archangel Michael: You have an expression, “last man standing.” That is it.
Steve: What does that mean, Lord?
AAM: It means that you wait until the last, until everyone has gone through, and you turn out the lights, so to speak. (3)
I do not know if it was because of the conscious choice I made in this lifetime by choosing to remain and not ‘level up’ or if it was made in a previous lifetime. I have been told by several different sources that I had several lifetimes as a monk (six according to one source). That pretty much sums up what I had done when I refused my personal ascension about twelve years earlier.
(Concluded tomorrow in Part 2.)
(1) Archangel Michael: You did not come to live as a guru in a western or eastern manner, and so that is what was meant by that comment. …
If you were completely involved in your full awakening, you in very great likelihood would not be forming a platform with me. You would be off somewhere in an ashram meditating. (Archangel Michael in a personal reading with Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, May 6, 2013.)
When you use the term “dramatic enlightenment experiences,” you are talking about Nirvana, you are talking about the unity of all with One. It is not to say that you will not experience that, but you cannot ― well, you can if you wish; if it is the choice to simply remain in that state of unity, of One ― but you cannot be fully conscious and in service, in action, if that is where you are.
So, it is a toning down, if anything. … You can think of it as keeping two feet firmly on the ground. (Ibid., Feb. 14, 2012.)
(2) Ibid., Oct. 1, 2011.
(3) Ibid., Sept. 21, 2015.