Message from Maitreya:
I have said to my students many times, that to be spiritual one does not need to change oneself, when you do become spiritual, YOU change. That change may be very slow, but as you change within and move toward a better understanding of life, the old way of life that you have had, moves away and you start to create a whole new energy. Many who start the spiritual path expect it to be an overnight sensation that they change and that all that they desire, they can have. This is not so. Depending on the soul and their karma (lessons) it may take many years before this happens. However, with perseverance, it can be obtained.
You as a soul are limitless. There is nothing that you cannot do. With positive thought and positive action, you can transform your life from one of difficulty and hardship, which many souls find themselves in, to happiness and abundance. To do this, one needs to look within the portals of the Self, and find what is hidden there. For it is this energy, stale, old, past life energy, which stops the positive energy from flowing in your life. There are those who say that to be spiritual you must do this, and you must do that, such as give up meat and stop smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol. I say this is not necessary. By doing this, you deny your Self, the very bondage it has held on to for this life and perhaps for many incarnations. It can make the Self worse! For many years, my channel smoked tobacco. She could not give it up. Even when she became spiritual, she still needed it until she grew in the spiritual, and one day, it was no longer important in her life. She no longer smokes tobacco, but she was not forced to give it away, she chose to.
You cannot force a soul to do anything, if you do it creates resentment and usually incites the soul to do it all the more! When one changes, and starts to raise the vibration, the soul slowly starts to give away the things that it has been addicted to and needed. There is no need for force. No person should give his power to another either. You are all your own Masters! You just need to find that Mastership. In the World today on the Earth plane, this is hard to do for the Self in its desire for comfort has created so many traps to keep humanity enslaved. However, when one steps above this, one becomes a Master, and one then becomes free from all that enslaves.
There are some souls who will not achieve enlightenment in this incarnation. Yes, this is so! The teachers connected to the Brotherhood of Masters, who are teaching on the Earth plane are there to teach those who are ready for the change. They know that those who are ready will find them. They do not worry about whether people will come, people DO come! In the past humanity has spent so much time saying “You must do this to be spiritual, you must do that”. We say that to be spiritual, you need to go within yourself and find out who you are. That is all. Face as many say, your demons, the past life memories, the subconscious fears, the buried anger and resentment. You need to forgive those who have hurt you, and release the emotional body which has enslaved you for so long. If you can do this, good and well. If not, then it “Will happen at another time”, if I can use that phrase?
Many of you berate yourself for your slow rate of spiritual development. Do not do this, it does take time, it is slow. It cannot be rushed. Live each day for one small improvement, and be proud of that achievement. It took my channel 52 Earth years, before she graduated on the spiritual path, even though she was channeling my energy for many years, she was not perfect, and is still not perfect. A perfect person is a boring person! It is impossible on the Earth plane today to be perfect because of all the distractions of the Self. However, when one conquers the Self, then change can take place and one reaches a ‘Peace that passes all understanding’. Many of you will attain this in this incarnation.
Do not berate yourself at your faults, or your lack of haste in your development, you are on the path, that is all that matters, you are giving it a try, you are fighting the Self, what a magnificent and very important thing you are doing. Know that we in the Brotherhood admire you for the effort.