It never ceases to amaze me how many people put the Masters on a pedestal, and yet they (the Masters) have told me they are just teachers. They just have more knowledge than we do. When I first worked with Maitreya, the man who helped me to learn about him and the Masters in the world of Spirit was a Theosophist. He had been trained in the ways of Theosophy which, even 17 years ago, was dying out because of its old-fashioned ideas. It was a shame really because great buildings had been built to house these Theosophical Societies, but they were empty most of the time, and very few people wanted to explore the belief system.
Maitreya educated my then-partner in a completely new way of thinking. He told him that he did not want to be known by the name “Lord.” Who is Maitreya to give himself a title and put himself above others? He is a teacher, and then over the next ten years taught my partner and myself about the world of Spirit as it is, not as we idealize it or take from another source. It was wonderful teaching, but certainly show the Masters as normal energies with a penchant for enjoying their life in Spirit, with great senses of humor (which do not upset or ridicule another), and with such energy and optimism! They are amazing energies, but if you meet a channel who insists that they channel a “LORD,” please be wary and ask yourself, “Does this feel right?” For me – and this is my truth – anyone who gives themselves a title such as that is not true to themselves. If you are truly true to yourself, you do not need a title or need to be anyone special. If you can do this and be without ego, your energy to work with others in a metaphysical way can be awesome. The energy alone announces your presence, you do not need anything else.