Posted on January 26, 2013
A Path to Understanding – 26 January 2013, by the Council of Nine, through Tazjima.
We are the Council of Nine. We come here today to bring comfort to
those Lightbearers who are still struggling with a need to understand
their new world, the one into which they emerged on the morning of
December 21, 2012.
The key to understanding your place in the world is to go within.
This has been the nexus of understanding the process of ascension since
the world began. The process has not changed; you have changed.
Humanity is undergoing a transitional period in which it moves as a
collective from separation to unity. For the many, this movement will
take some time. As always, it is for the standard bearers of the light
and love of unity consciousness to lead the way, acting as examples for
The great inbreathe of Brahma has begun; humanity and the entire
Universe has begun the path of Return. This period covers vast periods
of time as you understand it; there is no cause for anxiety or thinking
that you are not prepared to face the Creator in your present state,
whether you are currently feeling discouraged and disheartened or
whether you are feeling expanded and enlightened, at the moment.
First, there must be a letting go of those things, memories, emotions
and feelings that you are not worthy. There has lingered in even the
most ardent of spiritual followers a feeling of unworthiness. Ever were
they following the advice or teachings of another, a person, a guru, a
teacher, in whom they placed all of their trust and sometimes their very
livelihood. And often times that trust was and has been betrayed in
some way. The lesson here is that the teacher lives within. It is up
to each one of you to discover that teacher and to connect wholly with
the Christ within.
“Ascension is a process.” This short phrase has emerged as a mantra
of late, when the mostly unwarranted expectations of the great Shift
failed to come to past for many. Truth is that many lightworkers have
temporarily lost their momentum. If willing – it is always a matter of
free will in cases such as this – it is time for the individual
lightworker to determine, individually, where they stand. This is a
process that will require some inner searching and discarding of all
that does not “resonate” with one’s being now.
Many people, including lightworkers, do not relish the idea of
cleaning out closets, whether physical ones or emotional ones. Yet it
is a task that must be done if one is to discover what, exactly, is
holding you back, individually and as a collective.
There has been much talk of a golden age for humanity and for the
planet. We must remind you that golden ages occur simultaneously with
the decaying process of the previous dark cycle or Kali Yuga, as it is
called by the Hindus. There can exist an overlapping period of some
hundreds of years in your present system of reckoning. Your ancestors
understood these vast cycles, as well as those cycles that impact nation
states, companies, tribes, families and individuals. The purpose of
this reminder, if it is such, is to assist you in understanding that
some individuals will be experiencing the beginning of a golden age,
while others will be entangled in the dying remnants of the Kali Yuga,
due entirely to self-determination as to what is real to them, existing
soul contracts and the exercise of free-will. Do not judge from outer
appearances. Those who presently live a life of great poverty, may
actually be happier than those of you who live in so-called developed
One of the hardest initiations in life is the moment when you realize
that you, yourself, and only you, are in charge of your life. It is
your moment-by-moment decisions and acts that determine where and how
you find your life playing out around you. Some individuals never pass
through the gate of adulthood, but remain ever behind it, hoping and
wishing for someone to come and take care of them, to solve all their
problems and to carry them forth to their dreams. In short, they expect
someone else to take on the role of savior or knight in shining armor.
Sorry, dear ones, you must be your own savior.
Due to the circumstance of one’s temporary forgetfulness at the time
of birth, the ritual of passing through the veil as it has been
described by some, most lightworkers have forgotten their divine origins
or even the fact that they are still connected and in touch with their
soul and soul families, whether of indigenous origin or else of a
galactic origin, as in the case of starseeds. We remind you now, as
have other messengers, that these veils of forgetfulness and
disconnection from Source have fallen, en toto – there is no longer any
impediment preventing any personality from making contact with soul and
monad. Yet the first step, the first move must come from the individual
personality based on the ground, the so-called ground crew. This is
universal law, which all civilizations outside ones such as yours abide.
How is contact made? Contact is made through the act of going
within, accessing and riding the river of consciousness that flows
through your physical body. The most sensitive focal points for
discovering the connection exist within the heart center and the seat of
the soul, the pineal gland, buried within the brain. It is through
these two places that your soul maintains its connection with your body.
It is through this connection that your body is enlivened by the soul.
Another sensitive area for some individuals is the center located
just below the navel, also known as the Hara. It is here that those
individuals who “listen” to their intuition first feel warnings come
through when the body is in danger, sensed as a tightening of the “gut”.
This center reacts or registers when thoughts are directed against the
individual and can be physically felt as almost a punch in the gut
As the individual progresses in self-awareness, they will begin to
feel a glow emanating from the heart center, almost like the soft caress
of warmth from a small fire. This is a registering of “love” energy
upon the heart center. It is here that one begins to sense a growing
feeling of community with those individuals who are of a similar
vibration or “wavelength”. This feeling of community is the beginning
of a moving into a realization of oneness and unity. It is a process
that can take years for an individual to come into awareness or it can
be speeded up through intent and free will. Those individuals who have
experienced temporary death and have returned usually bring back this
connection if they have encountered the light during their time of being
There are many lightworkers who are feeling at a loss, who feel that
they personally do not have an awareness of any connection. They are
not yet sensitive to feeling the energetic connections, whether through
the heart or any other portion of their physical or etheric body, so as a
result, they tend to seek others out who do have this connection
functioning or appear to have one. This is the case with many who read
the works of others, whether spiritual writings or channeled messages.
While this activity can bring one a sense of temporary connection, it is
one that is short-lived. The understanding and awareness of connection
must take place within the individual, not by going outside one’s own
consciousness. This is a step that all must take, the act of accepting
responsibility for one’s own spiritual development, rather than relying
on someone else “making it happen” for you.
One of the first ways to make connection is to consider what works
for you and what does not. That process can start with selecting those
“things” that you enjoy or that give you a sense of wholeness. What
those things are is entirely up to you to discover. Through this
self-discovery, you will begin to get to know yourself. And this
process will undergo several stages. There will be times when you wish
to be in company and other times when you need to be alone. It is okay
for you to do what is necessary for your own development. Do not
attempt to judge yourself by comparing your progress (or not) with that
of another individual or group. You are a unique being, a unique facet
or focus of Divine Mind.
One of the most important things to realize, now, is that the rules
created on your planet that used to define spirituality and right living
no longer applies. The rule or practice that a spiritual seeker had to
follow a teacher or guru no longer applies. If you wish to follow a
teacher for a time, do it; there are many worthwhile programs and
teachings from which anyone with a modicum of dedication and intent
could benefit from for a time. Other persons will find, however, that
they must forge their own path. They will seem to dabble, reading the
books of one author, then moving to another; sitting at the feet of a
teacher and then moving on. While to someone else looking on, this
might appear to be unsettled, the individual involved is actually in the
processing of absorbing all and then dismissing what does not currently
resonate, then moving on. All the “must do’s” and “should do’s” no
longer apply. You need to determine what works and does not work for
you. And that will take a willingness to go deeply within, feeling out
your own set of “likes” and “dislikes”.
This new way of being might seem selfish at first, but it is known by
wise teachers that the student must learn who they are before they can
embrace the greater whole — “Know thyself and you will know the world”.
Your world is a reflection of your thought. What you think about
yourself is what will play out in your world. What you project on
others is a reflection of how you think about yourself, unconsciously,
and will play out in your own world. Those matters, largely suppressed,
which you have not dealt with on your own, whether emanating from
experiences in childhood or later through trauma experienced as an
adult, are stamped upon the cells of your body. Until you undergo your
own self-examination, sometimes aided by an experienced guide or shaman,
you will not be able to step beyond these events. Do not make the
mistake of projecting self-hatred upon another. It will only return to
you in the shape of events or circumstances that will compel you to
introspection. Those who resist, will go down before the specters
created within their own unconscious mind.
Each individual is a co-creator with God, as a unique focus of
consciousness. By bringing your self-awareness completely into your
outer consciousness, by “knowing” yourself inside and out, you will be
in a position to completely alter your world. You will begin to
experience yourself as being a focus of intention, creativity, and
ultimately experience a reunion with the greater part of your being,
your true multi-dimensionality. It is a process that starts with one
We encourage those who wish to read the works of others, whether
books or messages such as this one presented through this scribe, that
one seeks to “feel” the why one has experienced a connection or not to
the material. If the reader does not feel a connection, then it is
their responsibility to leave the material, without criticizing the
message for not meeting a set of expectations. That sense of discontent
emanates from the reader not from any lack existing within the message
itself. Understand, dear ones, which the process of reading a simple
message of some two or three thousand words cannot and will not bring
you spiritual enlightenment. It might bring you some momentary comfort
by the realization of shared ideas or understandings, but if you do not
share this understanding, it is not possible for a message to give it to
you. You must discover the understanding, as such, on your own through
your own explorations, inner and outer.
Rather than criticizing others for perceived lack of understanding,
learn to be aware of what you understand or what you wish to explore
further within your own world. It is time that each individual
determine their own path and it will take a great deal of inner focus to
forge that path to the discovery of your own inner truth. What is
right for one person will not be right for another. It will soon become
apparent that you have stepped through a doorway where the pathways
have seemed to split out and become unlimited in scope. Perhaps this is
why many lightworkers are scratching their collective heads and
muttering to themselves, “What the f**k!” The old rules of engagement
no longer apply. Each one of you must discover your own unique path to
In this explanation we do not wish to make this journey of
self-discovery as necessarily being an arduous one. Indeed, for many,
once they realize that they can go their own way with the blessings of
Heaven, will inwardly cheer and go forth to discover an inner world of
delight and joy. Others, especially those who have to overcome heavy
amounts of early conditioning and/or trauma, will discover that
initially their own journey will seem more difficult. The journey is
what the individual makes of it.
And know this–all journeys will end up at the same place, in an
ingathering of souls with their monads and sacred families of origin.
This spiritual journey is the journey that each individualized focus of
consciousness must take in order to come into spiritual maturity. No
one can walk the walk for you, you must do it yourself. And yet, many
individuals will discover that they walk in concert with a group of
like-minded individuals. They will discover themselves within the group
and will progress on their path as a group. Others will find the way
of the solitary works for them. Either path will take one forward, if
you can develop and apply the necessary self-love and self-forgiveness
to your own process.
Before one can love the whole of humanity and life, one needs to
learn to love self. Forgiveness of self for all acts of commission and
omission comes first on this journey of self-discovery. Through the act
of forgiveness one can move into self-love, which is an appreciation of
the gifts that you, as a unique focus of God, bring to yourself and the
world. What form these gifts take is up to you to discover. They can
take many forms and sometimes no form at all, but a way you carry
yourself and live in the world. An ability to give simple smiles, live
with a cheerful nature and warm heart can be your gift. For many
lightworkers, the discovery that being here, willing to anchor the
light, is the first gift that they discover. As they open up into
self-awareness, other gifts will present themselves, to be opened up and
The journey never ends. You may go through many doorways on the way,
such as the doorway of ascension from the physical world into the
higher dimensions, but there are always more doorways to go through on
the path of return. And you might find that you wish to linger in
places along the way, especially when you discover those things that
give you joy in your world. Eventually, though, the sense of inner
longing and yearning to move on will overtake you and then you will be
off, again, following the golden road of return to source.
We wish to emphasize that if you did not experience any changes
during the shift, it does not mean that you failed in any way or that
you are not a lightworker. If you are seeking you are a lightworker,
whether or not you consider yourself a starseed or a being of indigenous
descent. In truth, all humanity is starseed, brought here by
intergalactic races and seeded into being. There have existed many
colonies and civilizations that have been forgotten or purposefully
removed from the awareness of the populace. This unknown, suppressed
history will be revisited by you when the appropriate time arrives.
Those who awaken to their connection with their soul and monad will
discover within themselves a growing awareness that the world is not as
it appears to be. And there will be those who connect to the planetary
Akasha, the etheric library containing a recording of all that has ever
occurred, whether through thought and act, of what has taken place upon
this tiny orb. Each of you has their own “book” in the Akasha, which is
viewed upon the passage called death, through the act of self-review.
It is here that the individual soul judges self, determining what
lessons have been learned and what still needs to be accomplished.
Self-review is not done to punish, just to bring into perspective what
still needs to be completed before taking the next step upward on the
path of return.
Those individuals who actively participate now in the process of
self-discovery are actually performing an ongoing life-review. And can
move upward in vibration and frequency by learning self-acceptance,
self-love and self-forgiveness. All lessons must be completed, but with
self-awareness, you will begin to discern what you need to do in order
to accomplish the task set out by your soul that lies before you. It is a
process that can be done by learning to live in joy or one that can be
undergone through much suffering and toil. It is up to you to determine
the outcome and no other.
Before you leap into self-condemnation, dear ones, because you
perceive yourselves as failures if you are not wealthy and powerful, the
greatest progress often comes when one must overcome obstacle after
obstacle until the light comes on inside and you begin to realize that
the so-called obstacles are there to give you the needed strength,
determination and will to overcome. If the path was easy, everyone
would have ascended yesterday. That is not the point to this little
outing. Your soul chose to extend a portion of itself into physical
being for the purpose of growth.
Soul growth cannot occur without there being something to challenge.
Those living in higher dimensions do not encounter such obstacles or at
least not to the degree as experienced in a physical world such as
yours. It is in places such as the school room of Earth that the
greatest soul growth can and does occur. It is a place to which many
souls compete for the opportunity to come. You are here now. You were
one of the chosen ones given one of the limited tickets for
participation in this arena of soul development. So do your best.
There are many who are watching you and cheering you on. There are many
who love you and will assist you if you give your permission.
Dear ones, do not interpret this message as to be one of chiding. We
are not disappointed in you, even if you may be disappointed in us for
perceived inaction. We are not the leaders here in the ascension, you
are. You are the only one who can determine whether or not you will
succeed in raising up your vibration and frequency to match or exceed
that of your ascending planet. If you fall behind, you will leave the
planet and follow when you are ready from a different place for in the
fullness of spirit, there is no time or space. It is simply an illusion
into which you have emerged for a specific purpose: to overcome those
obstacles which have been set before you for the purpose of inner growth
of your soul and monad and no other.
Your soul contracts, made by your soul before birth, determine
whether or not you are even meant to ascend in this lifetime. Soul
contracts can be changed, but you need to determine whether or not you
are willing to accept the terms. And even if you do ascend, it is
likely that you will continue to go through the passage called death, in
order to renew your body and get on with the agenda that has been laid
before you, the unique path that you must discover for yourself. Until
you undergo the finality of the seventh initiation, you will continue to
live in a physical (albeit a lighter one) until reaching the initiation
that carries you permanently into the spirit world, in complete reunion
with the I AM Presence and monad. And even there, in the world of
spirit, there exist many, many initiations, paths and planes for
exploration before the “end” of the journey.
There is much that cannot be explained in a short message. It is for
each one of you to discover for yourself the truth of what ascension is
and how it actually occurs on a daily basis, depending on how much
control you exert over your four bodies. Ascension is mastery,
self-mastery. The rate of your ascension (which is actually the
descension of soul and monad into the physical vessel) is determined
only by you. Go forth and conquer, dear ones, with love—first self-love
and then with a growing sense of universal love. Growth comes from the
root and extends upward. Be fully grounded in your own life and reach
for the sky, from within your own heart and being.
We are there beside you, both within and without. The company of
Heaven and your brothers and sisters of the Universe, await your coming
on clouds of glory. Be well and know that you are truly loved.
Thank you, beloved Council of Nine.
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