SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS . . . . . ANSWERED
ANSWERING SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
COMPILED BY WERNER SCHROEDER from the: Ascended Master Teaching Foundation, Mt Shasta California USA.
Information from The Bridge to Freedom Publication
WHO IS AN ASCENDED MASTER?
Mankind, en masse, has forgotten the great Cosmic Laws that govern the Earth and humanity, and has forgotten that there is a divine blueprint for each of us, which, when fulfilled, brings love, peace and happiness into our worlds, and they have forgotten that there is a great Spiritual Hierarchy, which has guarded and endeavored to guide them, for eons of time, to prevent their completely destroying themselves and the Earth.
This great hierarchy, known as the Great White Brotherhood, is composed of Ascended Beings, many of whom lived on this Earth in physical bodies, even as you and I now do, and who, by the understanding and application of the laws governing life, were enabled to “graduate” into a higher sphere of service. They have foresworn serving in those spheres of beauty and perfection, and have remained “prisoners of love,” in order to assist the struggling mankind of Earth – when invited to do so – for, by Cosmic Law, they are not permitted to intrude upon the FREE WILL of even the least of men. Jesus, beloved Mother Mary, Buddha, and Moses belong to this Great White Brotherhood.
The Ascended Masters are REAL AND TANGIBLE BEINGS, ready to assist mankind, PROVIDED THEY ARE ASKED TO DO SO. The Masters ask to be recognized as a potential force for the common good of mankind, but they do not demand obedience and do not ask to be worshipped. The Ascended Masters are the Directing Intelligence of the Godhead. They are God’s helpers. It as simple as that.
Through the teachings of the “BRIDGE TO FREEDOM,” these Great Beings have given, to you, the explanation of creation, and have answered questions which we all have asked, at some time or other: “WHERE DID I COME FROM?”
“WHY AM I HERE?” “WHERE AM I GOING?” The Ascended
Masters KNOW the answers to these questions, since they once lived on Earth, as we do. By understanding and applying the principles which helped THEM to gain THEIR ascension, you may gain your freedom, as well.
WHY DO WE NEED THE ASCENDED MASTERS? WHY CAN WE NOT GO DIRECTLY TO GOD?
No one has ever gained his mastery over all outer conditions, without the assistance of the Ascended Host of Light. The calls that people make to God are actually taken up and answered by these Ascended Masters, who are the messengers of God. The vibrations of the higher spheres are so fine and delicate that very few are able to receive them, clearly enough, to act upon the promptings received. If the Ascended Masters do have, in physical embodiment, a trained and proven contact, who is able to clearly receive their instructions, and if they have the benefit of a special dispensation, granted by the Karmic Board, this makes it possible to transmit new information during the duration of that special grant.
CAN PEOPLE BE “SAVED” BY VICARIOUS ATONEMENT?
IT IS NOT POSSIBLE for ANYONE TO “SAVE” ANOTHER! THE IDEA OF A PERSONAL “SAVIOR,” AND THAT JESUS WILL “SAVE” THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN HIM, IS NOT TRUTH! JESUS WILL GIVE EVERY POSSIBLE ASSISTANCE TO THOSE WHO LOVE HIM AND ASK FOR IT, BUT NEITHER HE NOR ANYONE ELSE CAN “SAVE” YOU, ANY MORE THAN SOMEONE ELSE CAN GET WELL FOR YOU, WHEN YOU ARE SICK!
NO ONE IS BORN FOR YOU, NO ONE LIVES FOR YOU, NO ONE DIES FOR YOU, AND NO ONE CAN SAVE YOU. EACH MUST DO THAT FOR HIMSELF!
WHY DO YOU BELIEVE IN REINCARNATION (RE-EMBODIMENT)?
The arguments for re-embodiment are many. To start off, does it not make sense, that an individual who committed a wrong (by thoughts, feelings, or actions) against God’s Law of Harmony, should be responsible for such action, rather than to have somebody else carry that burden for him? Also, is it not logical, that a loving God will give man another chance to right the wrong committed in a previous embodiment? In addition, how can the actions of a prodigy be explained, a person who at the age of 10 composes entire symphonies, without previous training? Does this action not point out that such skill was obtained as part of a previous embodiment?
Most of the Earth’s population believes in re-embodiment; the Christian religion of today is one of the few who do not. Several researchers believe the doctrine of re-embodiment was removed from the Bible, as part of the Church Councils of Nicea and Constantinople.
HOW CAN WE RECOGNIZE A GOOD CHANNEL?
This is, by far, the most frequently-asked question. The most seasoned chelas have difficulty (despite their claims), in mastering the subject of discrimination. It is suggested that the sincere seeker of truth consult the many references given by the Masters on discrimination, as shown in several Bridge to Freedom publications. Here are some major points distinguishing authorized channels of the Great White Brotherhood, from those who are not:
1. On the average of once every 100 years, a cosmic stockpile of energy is given to the Brotherhood. This stockpile is awarded to a particular Master, as part of a special dispensation. This dispensation is used to give out new information on Cosmic Law, the current activity of the Brotherhood, their retreats, and other information that THE INDIVIDUAL
CAN USE TO CONSCIOUSLY COOPERATE WITH THE BROTHERHOOD
2. After initial contact, the new channel is trained, for many years, before he/she is allowed to give dictations to the public.
3. There is never any glorification of the outer self (such as newly-assumed titles). Any semblance of ego or arrogance immediately shuts the door to the Ascended Realm.
4. There is never any condition of trance or losing consciousness, nor losing control of mind or body.
5. A special cherubim (angel) is appointed to the channel, to ensure that there is a continuous, clear line of communication between the Ascended Realm and the physical octave.
6. The true contact knows that all information, so obtained, remains the property of the Great White Brotherhood. As such, it must be shared freely with everyone, and at a reasonable cost. There can be no restrictions, whatsoever, in the distribution of literature.
7. The messenger is aware that the Master who obtained the dispensation, originally, is responsible for replenishing the cosmic stockpile. He went out on a limb, so to speak, hoping that the students would return the energy thus spent, through decrees, visualizations, songs, the distribution of the literature, or translating such material into other languages, for the greatest benefit of all.
8. The true contact practices the rules of spiritual courtesy.
He acknowledges and gives credit to other MASTERS of the Brotherhood.
9. A true messenger does not charge for the services he/she performs for the Great White Brotherhood. (Freely have you received; freely shalt thou give)
Channels who do not match, in all respects, this criteria, fall in a different category. They may make a constructive contribution, but they are channeling only PARTIAL TRUTH. Thus, they are unable to give a clear and truly reliable message. So far, 64 individuals have asked to be the channel for the AMTF. All of them were rejected, because they failed to exhibit the high standards that the Brotherhood sets for their authorized messengers.
Many individuals both see and hear on the inner levels of consciousness, and also receive many promptings, which prove advantageous for the GOVERNING OF THEIR OWN LIVES, but these individuals have not been chosen by the Masters to be an instrument who is QUALIFIED to bring forth a WORLD-WIDE INSTRUCTION for an ERA OF TIME! The accomplishments of the “Bridge to Freedom” are many. Some of them have been reported in the book “The Law of Precipitation.” In this book we shall focus on the efforts and accomplishments of the Philadelphia Group of the “Bridge to Freedom,” as they pertain to incoming children.”