Love? How Leadership
Friday, April 1, 2005, 3:35 PM PST||
Has Discredited The Real
What is love, but a profound interest in the victory
of the soul? I am directing my attention outwards, thinking about a soul that might be
standing in front of me. But I suppose this principle also applies to ourselves. So, let us think in
two dimensions as we ponder this important truth. What is love, but a profound interest in
the victory of the soul?
What does it mean to have a profound interest in the
victory of the soul? Well, what is the victory of the soul? How is that defined?
Here, that's not so hard. Victory means the soul fused
with its Christ Identity once again, and all that is associated with that state of spiritual freedom.
Freedom to Be all that God our Father desires us to be. That's a lot too. Jesus gave us an
example of a soul who had achieved that state of freedom. He was clearly free to be all the God
our Father desired for him to be. And of course, overall, we can see that he was set free to be
very helpful, very helpful, in terms of devoting his entire being to the fulfillment of the hopes
and dreams of God our Father and Mother. That shows you how much he loves them. That he
would think of nothing else but the fulfillment of those hopes and dreams. And what are those
hopes and dreams? They hope, and they have a dream, that all souls who have fallen away from
the sphere of divine reality, are healed, and brought home.
Truly, we are comforted, when we consider that the
term homeward bound defines a trajectory that mirrors the hopes and dreams of God our
Father and Mother.
Now, Victory, in its largest sense, in terms of what
Jesus holds at the center of his heart, means the total fulfillment of the hopes and dreams of God
our Father and Mother for the healing and homecoming of every soul. When those hopes and
dreams are fulfilled, fulfilled for each one of us, that would be the definition of total victory.
And so, in terms of this total victory, it is won, one soul at a time.
From the individual's perspective, Victory means, a
consciousness set free to see one's true relationship to God. Victory means knowing
that you are Child of God. No abstractions will count for victory here. In this respect, victory
and knowledge are one. Victory means a state of freedom that encounters no obstacles when it
comes to entering into that relationship fully. Freedom to be aware of God's Beauty. Freedom
to be aware of God's majesty. Freedom to be aware of God's wisdom. Freedom to be aware of
God's purpose. Freedom to know God not just as your Father, but as your best friend. And
freedom to adore, and to cherish all of this, of which you are aware.
Shining, glistening, radiant being. Always aflame with
the deepest gratitude for God our Father and Mother, and the most profound reverence and
appreciation for the brothers and sisters sent to us to help us find that state of freedom once
While victory in the absolute sense (for the individual)
refers to the very summit of being, victory as a process means climbing up that
mountain, and on a certain auspicious day, finally reaching the summit. You know, those who
climb Mt. Everest, dream about reaching the Summit. They dream about it. The thought
consumes them. And not one of them, no not one of them is ever confused as to whether or not
they have reached the summit. Reaching the summit is a very precisely defined event, with an
unbelievable amount of effort having gone into the climb. I know some people say throw away
your television set, but if you did, (not only would you be unable to watch the Messenger on
cable T.V.), you would never be able to watch those documentaries that chronicle the climbing
of the mountain. What an awesome effort they make, even in the many months of preparation,
and with each arduous step up the mountain. And so, I think it's fair to say, that victory is a term
that applies to each step up the mountain. The ultimate victory of reaching the summit, is
composed of all of the tens of thousands of steps it took to get there.
Love being, then, essentially, the most profound, deep,
and abiding interest in the victory of the soul, we must ask therefore, what is love doing, if it is
not watching that soul climb the mountain? What is love doing if it is not watching where the
feet are placed, for the purpose of making sure, that the soul is climbing up, rather than sliding
down? What is love doing, if it is not at the ready to the catch the soul when it stumbles, to
catch the soul when it slips and slides, to arrest the downward lurch, to make sure that the soul
will not fall down the slope, and land on its head, at the very beginning of the trail, way down
yonder, even hidden by the mists that fill the valleys below?
The science of Victory is the science of mountain
climbing. There are so many forces that oppose the ascending soul. These forces must be
overcome. These forces must be seen clearly for what they are, and they must be overcome.
Yes, we must understand the forces of anti-victory, for a very simple reason. To agree with the
forces of anti-victory, to move in the direction that the forces of anti-victory would take the soul
take out your altimeter if you don't believe me will invariably lead the soul
down the mountain. Not up the mountain, but down the mountain. Or perhaps on a more basic
level, those forces of anti-victory direct the feet of the soul away from all appropriate
preparation. These forces of opposition meet the soul long before it can travel the distance to
the trail head, long before the mountain itself is in sight. And so what is love doing, in regards
to these souls who have been called to be mountain climbers in this life, who are yet in various
modes of preparation? Love is always watching what they are doing, because love is very
interested in seeing them complete the preparation process, so the real climb can then begin.
Yes, love is watching their feet even now. And love is the warning voice even then, when the
soul is being tempted to leave off the path of preparation itself.
Moving out of the valley of death, into the foothills, and
up the winding trails to the series of base camps at various intermediate elevations, and then
finally, that thrust to the summit, is a very complicated process, complicated the more by the
forces of opposition that confront the soul every step of the way. And if you wonder what the
Teachings of the Ascended Masters are all about, it is about this process, of giving the soul the
knowledge it needs, the tools its needs, the equipment it needs, and the guidance it needs, to
prepare it for the day when it will finally set out from that little house on Third Street near
downtown Los Angeles, make its away to the base of the mountain, perhaps across many oceans,
and overland from the ports, whether they are airports or seaports, and arriving, to be ready for
the climb, to be ready to achieve the victory for which the soul has long prepared.
And so, in as much as love is this profound, deep, and
abiding interest in the victory of the soul, we see that interest expressed in relationship to
each leg of its journey. Love sees the whole journey, and is not confused into believing
that any leg of the journey is less important than another. It is like a chain. Remove one link,
and the chain will hold no weight. Remove one link, and that chain can't even be used to tow
a disabled vehicle.
Those who have entered Maitreya's Mystery School,
are those who have entered a school for mountain climbing. We are about only one thing here,
and one thing only. There is no other purpose for this school. This school is not a social club,
though it has its social aspects. This school does not exist to adorn the ego of any individual
with prestige, beyond that which is rightfully earned by the successful demonstration of all
mountain climbing techniques. And who can doubt the wisdom of this, that those who
administer the mountain climbing school, they must be the most advanced mountain climbers of
all. We are interested in seeing the soul advance forward, and upward, along each leg of the
journey. The presence of love in our midst, is like an updraft, that is lifting souls towards the
summit goal. And it is also a presence in our midst, that must rebuke those who fall away from
the path, or are of a mind that they would lead others souls, even while they remain within the
community, away from the path set before us by the Ascended Masters.
Now you can understand the importance of this, in as
much as this is a matter of life and death for the soul. When the instructor teaches the student
the proper method of attaching, locking, and using a certain type of karabiner, this guidance is
not only backed up by the knowledge of how to keep from falling off the mountain, but it is
backed up by a most intense desire of the heart to make sure that every student will complete the
climb safely. When this fundamental instruction is abandoned by those who have never
climbed the mountain successfully, and a new instruction substituted, that has neither
knowledge, not the desire of the heart to back it up, such false teaching must be challenged
quickly, and decisively, to protect those, whose lives, when they arrive on the mountain, will
depend on having the right knowledge, and the right instruction.
And this is a very important principle. And it is part of
understanding the forces of opposition the soul must overcome. The soul carries into this life a
certain degree of affinity for the forces of opposition. In other words, in past lives the soul has
developed a taste for thoughts, feelings, and activities that represent detours from the mountain
climbing process, especially during the preparatory stages. But failure stalks some even after
successfully completing the preparation stages. Some souls, yes, they have a certain momentum
at preparation, they have gone through the preparation process many times, yet when they reach
the base camps, they are detoured there. There is some logic, that still sounds sweet to their
ears, notwithstanding all the effort they have already made, that will persuade them to turn
around, and walk away from the climb. All of us, in this respect, have been called to this
mountain climbing school before, many times before, and all of us have walked away for one
reason or another. And that equation of logic that persuaded us to walk away, it is with us even
now as we contemplate the climb ahead, and we must face it again, that weakness which makes
failure look appealing, and overcome it.
And when it comes to facing our individual
weaknesses, be assured that they will always appear to us as marking a valid path, a valid way of
feeling, a valid way of thinking, a valid way of being. Again, we have taken that path before,
and our feet are ready to walk in that direction again. For many souls at this late stage, it is
almost instinctual. When you have failed a hundred times, or a thousand times on one point,
there exists a very large accumulation of memories, which will tend to draw the soul in that
exact same direction when that juncture of the path is reached in a successive embodiment.
When this force of opposition come upon us, it is like an old friend, it holds out its hand, and
beckons us to follow. The question is, will we follow that (imposter) away from the path again?
That's the question.
When a person physically leaves the climbing school,
that is very easy to see. They make no effort to persuade anyone that they are still in the school,
and interested in mountain climbing. Though clearly there is a twist to this, and we have seen
many examples of this in the last ten years, in those who leave The Climbing School, and enter
into another run by imposters, who are only interested in keeping the attention of the fickle
student occupied, raking the tuitions (lifeforce) into their pockets, without any desire, or ability,
to lead anyone on a climb.
Now, in terms of those who remain within the walls of
The Climbing School, what can complicates matters greatly, and cause considerable
consternation, is that because the path is really an inner path, and the mountain is an inner
mountain, and the summit is an inner summit, that the forces of opposition can draw people
away from the inner path, while other aspects of their psychology will compel them to remain
associated with the school. In other words, they no longer have any intention of keeping their
shoulder to the wheel, when it comes to overcoming the forces of inner opposition, in as much
as they have succumbed to those forces again, and therefore their attention is no longer upon the
summit of being, yet they remain within the school for other reasons. This too is an age-old
habit pattern with them.
To remain true to the instructions of the Ascended
Masters when it comes to how to climb to the summit of being, one must have a certain vision of
that goal. This vision provides the inner motivation that is necessary to face the challenges
which the forces of opposition place in the soul's path, and to overcome them. As long as the
student continues to make the effort to overcome the forces of opposition as they appear, the
Ascended Masters, who are our guides up the mountain, will help to keep the vision of the
summit alive within us. And so, we are empowered thereby, to move forward one step at a
time. But as soon as the soul is derailed by the forces of opposition, and has made the decision
to stop making the inner effort to overcome those forces, the Ascended Masters cannot keep the
vision of victory alive in them.
And so, within the Mystery School, we have two
categories of students in our midst. On the one hand, we have those who walk the path guided
by the light that the Masters provide for them, as they continue to make the effort to take steps
UP the mountain path. Yes, they have studied the law, know how to identify the forces of
opposition, and they are making the effort to overcome those forces. And thus, they experience
the sensation of rising higher on the path. For these, there is a developing sense of (divine) self-
worth in relationship to one's progress, and this is associated only with the spiritual rewards that
God extends to them on the inner as they learn how to make right choices. To these, the light
shining from the inner summit becomes stronger and clearer as the years march on.
On the other hand, we have those who have left off the
inner path, who yet desire to retain their association with the Mystery School. These do not have
the summit light guiding them any longer, the Masters have withdrawn it, for they have stopped
making the effort to overcome the inner opposition. Because of this, for them, there is not this
ongoing process of developing a divine sense of self-worth related to making progress on the
In regards to this second group, given that they do not
have this source from which to garner a genuine sense of divine self-worth, they must accrue that
sense of self-worth in another way. And this other way, is the human way, associated with the
jockeying of the human ego for positions of superiority, prestige, status, and power. What they
do, they do not because the path requires it, but because their ego needs it. The human sense of
self-worth is based on the need to feel superior to other people. And so, those who yet harbor
the greatest fears associated with the rejection of their peers, may often appear to us as the most
highly motivated outer achievers. And this grasping after achievement certainly includes an eye
towards positions of authority and power over other people.
Now, to retain a position of authority, prestige, and
power within a climbing school, requires that they continue to think of themselves as
advanced mountain climbers, even though they have never reached the summit in hundreds or
perhaps thousands of past lifetimes, and moreover, it requires that they portray themselves to us
as advanced mountain climbers as well. And herein lies the age-old problem, which resurfaces
every time the Masters anchor the Mystery School in the physical. These individuals will speak
to the students as if they know what it means to climb a mountain. But having never climbed a
mountain, but more importantly, having surrendered themselves to the forces of inner failure,
their advice is often at odds with the instructions set before us by the Ascended Masters. In
other words, as they speak to the students about mountain climbing, what they are actually doing
is teaching the students how to turn their backs upon the process of mountain climbing itself.
And this can be done, because as noted, the process of mountain climbing is an inner process,
and this inner process is opposed by inner forces which masquerade as a friend to the soul, and
those imposters lead the soul into compartments of consciousness where the goal is obscured,
new goals are planted in the mind, and the soul is persuaded to spend its time pursuing those
new goals, which lead the soul further and further away from the genuine mountain climbing
Now, these individuals come in matched sets. What I
mean, is that every self-defeated soul who succeeds in climbing to a position of power and
authority within the climbing school, will have a corresponding audience which is willing to
listen to the philosophy of defeat and failure (which is set before them as a new definition of
victory). In this respect, the weaknesses of the two dovetail. The powerful alpha personality
which is able to climb into a position of authority, will embody in a time and place, along with
the corresponding omega personalities who are ready and willing to receive their distorted
doctrines. Eventually, they all find the Mystery School again, they all enter in, and wait for the
opportunity to assert their agenda, as it was of old. The moving of the Messenger off stage, gave
them the opportunity they were waiting for. And thus, the Teachings of the Mystery School are
re-engineered from the original, into a form that will allow these souls to feel good about their
association with the Mystery School itself, allowing them to feel good about their position of
superiority over the general population, this is how they see the summit, but yet, also feel good
about the fact that the new definitions for victory which they have inaugurated, have set them
free from the choices associated with the actual inner mountain climbing process.
And so, what is love doing, as it contemplates the
footsteps of these individuals? Love is very interested in what will happen when these souls face
the same weaknesses that have derailed them before. Love is very interested in trying to help
them prepare for these all important encounters. As these encounters come upon them, love
watches as they make their fateful decisions. And love rejoices when they finally make the right
decision, when they refuse to be drawn away from the INNER path, determining, finally, to
continue up the INNER mountain. This is certainly a great event.
But, love knows that a choice to fail again, is always
possible. And when the soul makes that choice to leave the path yet again, at exactly the point
where it has left the path so many times before, does love look away, become instantly
disinterested, and writes that soul off? The level of interest which love has, in the victory of
that soul, is at the very same intensity, before the decision is made, while the decision is made,
and after the decision is made. Of course, the expression of love will be different, during each
of these phases, according to what circumstances require. This much is clear. After the decision
is made to leave the inner path, love will go after that soul. Love will make every effort to
remind that soul of the error that it has been made (again), so that the soul will have an
opportunity to reverse course before it is too late. Love does not tire. Love continues to make
every effort to draw the soul back to the path while there is yet time.
But as you can see, because love represents the most
profound, deep, and abiding interest in the victory of the soul, it will have a corresponding
interest, a broader interest which is actually a higher priority, in relationship to these souls who
have made the decision to leave the inner path, yet who remain associated with the climbing
school, and who even occupy positions of some authority in that school. Love sees the
corruptions that these souls would weave yet again among the students. And love will step
forward to safeguard the teaching, to maintain its integrity, for the benefit of all souls who must
rely on it, if they are to make a successful climb to the summit of being.
Unfortunately, what we have here is a confrontation of
opposites. In their surrender to the forces of opposition within, which has taken them away from
the inner path to the summit of being, they have aligned themselves with the forces of anti-love.
And there is no common ground shared by love, and anti-love. One piece of ground, that of
love, is defined by a profound interest in the victory of the soul. On this piece of ground lives
the highest respect for the ultimate goal, the highest reverence for all that God has established to
help the soul achieve it. Here there is a great willingness to surrender to the requirements of the
path, to absorb and assimilate those requirements. And one of those requirements is the
unconditional surrender of the non-self, which is the anchor point for all the forces of
opposition. The other piece of ground, that of anti-love, is defined by a profound interest in the
survival of the not-self. And therein lies the irreconcilable conflict and confrontation. True love
demands the surrender of the not-self. The forces of anti-love refuse to surrender the not-self.
The forces of anti-love has the soul clinging to the not-self, unwilling to let go. And so, what
genuine love requires of them is either a full about face, which will require a surrender of the
not-self, or a surrendering of their positions of status and prestige. Either one or the other. The
choice is stark. And in as much as they have aligned themselves with the forces of anti-love,
which is at the core of rebellion, which is always associated with a high degree of stubbornness,
they are not inclined to change their ways. Neither are they inclined to vacate their positions of
power for the benefit of the mission overall. Their positions of power have become pillars in
their own temple of self-worth, and they will not let those pillars be removed, lest the roof fall in
And they will do battle with, and try to fight off, that
which would take down those pillars. And they will do this by discrediting the force that
challenges them. They must discredit this force before it can persuade others of its veracity and
righteous claims. Yes, they must discredit genuine love in the minds of the membership
generally. This is their only hope of survival in terms of maintaining positions of status and
prestige. To this end, they will make the expression of true love anathema within the borders of
the Mystery School. The expression of true love, which will always challenge their state of
inner failure, and the corruptions of the teaching that follow from it, they assert to be fanaticism,
or extremism, criticism, condemnation, and judgment. The expression of true love becomes that
which "sows seeds of division among the brethren." They will assert, then, that those who are
expressing genuine love, are truly the perpetrators of these great offenses and more, and they
will cast them out of the community, a dramatic move that is designed to associate, within the
minds of the membership generally, fear with the expression of true love, and thus, in this way,
the flow of true love into those minds will be dammed up, or shall we say, insulated against the
entry thereto, in a word, polarized against the encroachment of the very substance of divinity.
And what began as a corruption of the path of a few in leadership positions, becomes a
corruption of the path of the many.
This is not a new story. This is a very old story. This is
how the Mystery School has been corrupted time and time again, down through the millennia,
from age to age.
When it comes to corruptions of the path evidenced by
individuals in leadership, beginning with Rev. Linda Worobec, the call to accountability is
always the voice of genuine love, as accountability for wrongs committed, always has in view
the maintenance of the integrity of the path, not just for the individual who has committed the
wrong doing, but the integrity of the path of the entire membership, and the victory of the
mission of the climbing school over the long term.
I say to all members of this organization, if you see
members of the leadership corrupting the teaching, as Rev, Linda Worobec has done, and you
feel like speaking up, and challenging them, and you feel like becoming that hound dog of
heaven, that will not allow them a moments peace, until they have been held accountable, then
this is the force of genuine love in you that cries out for expression. If you remain silent because
you fear what they might do to you if you speak up, they will have succeeded in pulling you
down the mountain with them, persuading you of the "wisdom" of bending the knee before the
altar of fear, instead of before the altar of love. That false wisdom is the source of all failure.
And I am speaking about points of failure the soul has faced before, and has yet to find the
courage to overcome.
If this describes you, understand this. You cannot
continue up the mountain until you retrace your steps on that point. To believe otherwise, to
believe you can bend the knee before that altar of fear, and still climb the mountain, and still
look forward to your victory, this is yet another act on your part, of allowing these individuals to
pull you another step down the mountain, in as much as you are following their lead, bending the
knee before the altar, in this case, of self-serving delusion, instead of before the altar of reality as
it has been set forth clearly by the Masters in the Teaching. Fear is death. It always has been,
and it always will be. Love, and the courage associated with it, is life, it always has been, and it
always will be. I admonish all, I plead with all, for the benefit of your own victory, and that of
the organization, to come to your senses before it is too late. Please, rally around the banner of
accountability now. Please allow the flame of love in your own heart the freedom to adorn this
standard and banner of accountability with the fires of your own devotion.
If you need to have your mind refreshed in regards to
what these individuals need to be held accountable for, you can read all of the articles published
in this Journal related to Church Manager Rev. Linda Worobec. There is a button on the tool bar
above that will take you to the list of
articles published on the Journal front page over the last several months. Also, the new
series inaugarated in the Daily Bloger, "The Teaching Exposes the Rebellion of Church Manger Rev. Linda
Worobec", comprised of statements focused on a particular aspect of the Teaching, is
another source of insight into this situation.
May you pass every test!