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Nancy B. Detweiler, M.Ed., M.Div., The Way of Love Blog, Oct. 31, 2011
“I lift up mine eyes to the mountain from whence comes my help. My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” (Psalm 121:1)
I lift up my eyes to the mountain of my I AM PRESENCE … and look out over our planet. Hovering close to the surface, dark clouds of fear and
violence appear to engulf our planet. But wait! Just above the dense clouds, ready to scatter the darkness, a matrix of shimmering, white light
enfolds the entire planet.
It reminds me of riding in an airplane as it climbs upward through thick rain clouds. For a few moments, I perceive my surroundings as dreary and
gray. Suddenly, the airplane emerges from darkness into brilliant sunlight. I gasp. My world is, instead, radiantly beautiful! Dreary gray is
transformed into sparkling, white clouds, opulent in their fullness and sprinkled with varying shades of rose pink. Life is not as it appears to
From the physical plane, I behold a world that appears to grow more violent with every passing day. Some of us try to ignore the potential
repercussions of violence and go on with our lives. Others openly pursue courses of action that will inevitably lead to violence. Still others, out
of fear for what might happen if we do not pursue the violent path, offer their support to those actions that sow the seeds of violence. At this
point in time, the heroic few take a stand for peace and for demonstrating compassion for all of humanity. What would happen if we all sought to
“Know Thyself”—to know the Truth about who we are?
The chaos so vividly evident on our planet is the result of humanity’s lack of comprehension of who we are. We perceive ourselves to be a physical
being that did not ask to be born … that will live this one lifetime … that will eventually die. Those who believe in life after death tend to
view it as taking place in either heaven or hell. These misconceptions about who we are form the basis for all of life’s decisions from the
personal level to the planetary level. At present, our planetary culture is founded on non-truth. To “Know Thyself” holds the capacity to
transform our world.
Who are we? “God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness ….’ So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he
created him; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:26-27) To be created in the image of God means that we began our individual journeys as
gods. Jesus quoted Psalm 82:6 when he taught the crowds in Jerusalem, “Is it not written in your law, I said, you are gods?’” (John 10:34)
According to the Cayce Readings, Jesus wrote Psalm 82 during his lifetime as Asaph, the Temple musician.
It is interesting to note that Jesus is responding to an angry crowd who believe problems are solved by violence. They pick up stones in order to
stone Jesus because he recognizes his true identity as a god. Yet, Jesus responds to their anger by telling them that they, too, are gods. Jesus
reveals that the way to peace is to “Know Thyself” as god.
During the eons of living life as individual entities, we have forgotten who we truly are. All sorts of non-truths dominate our belief systems. We
have taken the world’s sacred scriptures and interpreted them via the surface words only. In most of these scriptures, the prevailing allegory for
our life’s journey is that of a soldier entering battle under the protective arms of a Warrior God who fights against some warriors, while favoring
others. These misinterpretations have resulted in the non-truths upon which we are basing our present battle plans.
In order to “Know Thyself,” we must seek the Truth about ourselves and our entire human family. Jesus taught, “You are gods.” We must come to
know ourselves as the gods that we are.
One of the most helpful meditative tools I know of is Elizabeth Clare Prophet’s “The Divine Self Chart.”
Copies of this chart may be ordered from the Summit Lighthouse at: tsl.org...
I encourage you to order a copy and to meditate upon it daily. Doing so will transform your life!
The Divine Self Chart reveals we are far more than we think. It depicts the truth about humanity. We are gods! We have simply forgotten who we are.
Through the eons of incarnating on planet Earth, our conscious awareness has decreased to such an extent that we believe ourselves to be separated
from God … to be solely the physical body we can see and touch … to be powerless. We have come to believe in lack, deprivation, illness, evil,
and death. We are afraid because we believe ourselves to be helpless victims in the face of evil. We are willing to resort to violence because we
believe in death and therefore, that we must kill before we are killed. We perceive our world as a dangerous place as a result of believing in death.
In truth, no one can hold the power of death over us. We experience the loss of life only because we are so limited in our conscious awareness.
Study the Divine Self Chart—it depicts our multi-dimensional Selves. The physical body stands on the physical plane. For most of us, the physical
body, emotions, and intellectual mind are the only parts of ourselves of which we are consciously aware. This is why we feel so vulnerable to
deprivation and harm. The physical heart is depicted as a threefold flame, reminding us that we are gods. The heart is the life center; it is this
divine spark dwelling within the physical heart that grants us life.
The physical body stands surrounded by a purple flame. This purple flame can be used to transmute negativity. Because there is not space in this
lesson to teach you to use the Flame, I encourage you to read my lesson on the “Transmuting Flame” at:
When we call to the Flame to remove all negativity from the energy field that surrounds our lower bodies (meaning physical, etheric, emotional, and
lower mental or intellect), we shield ourselves from any harm coming to us. Like attracts like. When our energy field is freed of hate, prejudice,
resentment, lack of forgiveness, and fear – and – instead filled with love, compassion, and the recognition that we are One Human Family, we
attract love not hate … abundance not lack … peace not violence. We, as gods, assume the responsibility for the type energies we attract to
ourselves. We, as gods, choose and create the qualities that are present within our environment. In doing so, we attune to the tremendous power
dwelling within us. We use God-power, not human-power.
Recall the stream of light extending upward from the top of our heads to the 2nd figure–the Christed or Higher Self. The Christed energy is Divine
Love energy and relates to all human beings regardless of religion. In fact, the Christed/Higher Self exists in a higher dimension where religion
does not exist. This bridge of Light is an open channel through which we can make contact with our Intuitive Self … with our Soul … with the part
of ourselves that knows the Divine Plan for this physical incarnation. This part of ourselves beholds the physical challenges we confront.