Note: Jeshua uses terms that we commonly associate with Christianity (Christ, Holy Spirit), but don’t be fooled. He is actually rejecting the usual meaning attached to those terms in The Way of Mastery. So try to get pass your dislike of what these terms have come to represent in our society. You will be glad you did when you see how Jeshua uses them.
The Way of Mastery is a trilogy (Way of the Heart, Way of Transformation and Way of Knowing). This work features the channeled messages of Jeshua (Jesus), the master of unconditional love. The focus of Jeshua’s teachings is non-religious and people of all faiths have found that his message of Love resonates with them.
If you are searching for a way to connect not only with God but with the truth of who you really are, reading and studying The Way of Mastery may mark the beginning of your awakening. But The Way of Mastery is not for everyone. One must have a great deal of courage to assume responsibility for what is happening in one’s life. A key principle or axiom of The Way of Mastery is that everything we experience we have created. This is a tough concept to accept, and yet it can be tremendously empowering since it would mean that we are not at the mercy of anything or anyone.
Whether we are willing to accept it or not, with every gesture, every word, and every decision we CREATE our reality. If we choose to judge people and situations and to live in fear, our reality will be conflict, disease, and suffering. But if we choose to forgive and to embody Love, what we experience is very different.
Love is within us, and indeed, Love is what we are made of. And here is the fascinating truth: We cannot search for love outside of ourselves since it’s what we are! We can only remove the barriers—our fears and judgments—that keep us from letting Love flow freely through us, so we can more easily feel our connection with God.
When we embrace Love, we allow God to flow first TO us and then THROUGH us. Then our entire life is transformed—we get to be filled with joy; and by simply being the embodiment of God’s Love in this world, we can awaken others.
Throughout The Way of the Mastery, Jeshua talks about reality and He makes a distinction. Our “reality” (with small “r”) is simply anything upon which we choose to focus our awareness. But that reality is an illusion! [If you like paradoxes, you will love The Way of Mastery!] The only Reality (with capital “R”) that truly exists is that we are an extension of God’s Love, in form; that we are God’s only “Son” (not a physical being with a gender, but an extension of the Father, so deeply integrated that it’s not possible to tell where the Father ends and the Son begins); that we are Christ (and the meaning of this term will unfold throughout The Way of Mastery and you will see that it doesn’t just have one meaning, and certainly not the meaning given by organized religion!]
As mentioned above, a key principle or axiom of The Way of Mastery is that everything we experience we have created. That means that we are never victims of circumstances or events, or even people’s actions (I know… this one is hard to accept, but try just for the fun of it…). Until we accept full responsibility for our power to create our reality, we cannot awaken. This axiom is presented, actually, throughout the entire Way of Mastery Trilogy (Way of the Heart, Way of Transformation, Way of Knowing) probably because it’s very difficult to accept. Jeshua uses a number of metaphors to describe reality (which we already said is created by what we choose to focus our awareness on). Here are some of the most commonly used:
- Our awareness is a still pond, where we throw pebbles (our thoughts and emotions) and the ripples caused by those pebbles are the energy our thoughts create, which in terms creates our reality.
- Our awareness is a field, where we plant the seeds of love or fear (our thoughts and emotions); the fruits of those seeds are our reality.
Throughout The Way of the Heart, Jeshua talks about God as a Love that is Pure, Unlimited and Infinite. He also refers to God as creative energy.
Of course, we, humans, are the focus of Jeshua’s teachings in The Way of Mastery. Who are we? Jeshua says we are the extension of God’s Love in form (not just in a body, but as consciousness). Here, Jeshua also uses numerous metaphors to help us understand how we are an extension of God, instead of a part of God (that is separate).
- We are the waves on an infinite Ocean (God being the ocean)
- We are the rays of a radiant Sun (God being the sun)
The Way of Mastery also talks about our purpose, which Jeshua says is to allow God to extend Love through us throughout the entire universe. [Just imagine this, with one smile Jeshua says we raise the energy of the universe!]
The Way of Mastery also refers to the “Truth which alone is True.” This refers to our only REALITY, which is that we are One with God and only His Love is Real. Everything else is an illusion we created when we first had a thought of separation, right after God birthed us and gave us absolute freedom to create. That thought of separation led to the creation of this “world of duality.” In God’s Reality there is only Oneness, Perfection, Unlimitedness and Love. There is a faint reference throughout the book (more obvious toward the more advanced lessons) about the fact that our choice to feel separate from God is simply a way for us to “play” and create experiences. Imagine… As powerful children of God, we can do anything with our power (even deny or reject God!) and He will accept it, knowing that in reality we can never separate ourselves from His Love—that is impossible since we are One.
Along this same line of reasoning, since God gave us His own creative power, we created this world (get this: this world exists ONLY within our collective mind!), and He did not interfere or try to make us see our error. Why? Because even though we created this dream of separation (from which, in turn, this world of duality emerged), we will never be able to change who we are (an extension of God’s Love, in form). So God is letting us play, in our dream, as He lovingly watches over us, knowing that we will eventually wake up.
To make sure we don’t get too lost, God gave us the Holy Spirit (which Jeshua calls the Comforter) as a bridge between our illusory world and the Mind of God (where Reality exists; where we reside as Christ, as the ONLY child of God). The Holy Spirit is constantly reminding us that to be one with God all we have to do is wake up and accept our place, at the right side of the Father. It’s our choice whether we listen, and there is no judgment if we choose to ignore the Comforter’s whispers because God knows that we are perfectly safe regardless of our choices. There is no hurry. We have eternity to find out way back Home! [This is something you might have trouble with, so don’t force yourself to accept it all at once… let it sink in slowly. It will make more sense as you continue your work with The Way of Mastery.]
Another important concept in The Way of Mastery is “neutrality.” Jeshua says that all events are neutral until we assess them from a space of Love or fear (we cannot be in both places—Love or fear—at once, by the way). Fear leads to guilt, selfishness, unkindness, judgment, conflict, suffering, and lack; while Love makes everything perfect and perfectly innocent (even the challenges we face and the suffering we witness in the world are simply a way for some souls to create certain experiences). However, note that while events are neutral, our thoughts are not—they are usually colored by our judgment.
If we choose to view events or people as they are—perfectly innocent and neutral—we can accept them peacefully even when they are supposedly “negative” or “bad.” For example, the 2004 Asian tsunami was a neutral event where hundreds of thousands lost their lives and their homes. While a human perspective will tell us this was a terrible event, if we follow Jeshua’s reasoning, an enlightened mind can view the event as neutral and innocent because we can never die, nothing that happens to us in this reality (with small “r”) can diminish us in any way because we are eternal and infinite—we have always existed and will continue to exist forever, just like God, even after we leave our physical body behind. This is how Jeshua was able to forgive and love those who crucified Him: He knew that His crucifixion was a neutral event that did not hurt or diminish His divine essence—or who He really was. More importantly, He chose to have that experience to show the world that he was more than a body. (Remember the axiom that says we create our reality? That also applies to Jeshua!)
In The Way of Mastery Jeshua also talks about teaching. What he means is that we teach by “being.”
He also talks about forgiveness [See The Way of the Heart, or WOTH]. There are two types of forgiveness:
- Basic forgiveness — forgiving self is the way to heal all our suffering since there is only ONE of us (God created only ONE Son) and no one outside of us creates our reality—except us! Therefore, when we have an issue with anyone, we need to reflect and identify what inside of us needs healing. As you release judgment and guilt, and are able then to forgive yourself, any healing that was necessary between you and the other person takes place, even if you never talk to him/her about it.
- Advanced forgiveness — When we fully accept that all we experience in this third dimensional “reality” is an illusion and that all events are perfectly neutral and we are all innocent, good and holy children of God, we realize there is really nothing to forgive and we can see the Love of God in everyone, even those who “hurt” us.
Advanced forgiveness is possible when we are coming from Christ-mindedness. This means when we know “I am God’s only Child and I am that One (God)… I am everyone, and everyone is a Christ.” When you can own this truth, you see that we are all perfectly innocent and forgiveness is never necessary. [Most of us will have a big problem with this one, so give it time… But slowly you will get beautiful glimpses of what it is like to see others as Christ or as extensions of God; and when you do, you will weep with joy!]
Another term that comes up throughout The Way of Mastery is atonement. Atonement is a shift of perception; a correction in our awareness that allows us to accept that we are an extension of God; that we are not separate from our Father. It’s a glimpse of Reality (with capital “R”). It can be seen as “At-one-ment” with our Father—a reunion; a return to who we REALLY are—infinite, powerful creators, innocent; One with God.
Finally, Jeshua talks about the body as a “communication device.” It allows us to receive information in this third dimension through our senses, but the body we have chosen to experience life as humans is not who we are! We are spirit, divine energy… We are divine beings having a physical/human experience, through our bodies.
There are more important concepts throughout the books, but these are a good starting point.
When I started the first Way of Mastery in Singapore in November 1, 2008, everyone was eager and open-hearted; and yet, there was also a great deal of fear and resistance (don’t judge it when it emerges within you; simply acknowledge it and allow it to be). So in our second class, I did this meditation/prayer [see below] and later refined it with Jeshua’s help. Most of this material comes from a lesson in The Way of the Heart. You will recognize the material as you continue reading the books.
This is a powerful prayer and you will feel an energy shift, so make sure you center yourself before you do it, so you create from LOVE and not from fear. [You can actually do it every day and visualize what you wish to create after you finish it.] Enjoy!
PRAYER OF CREATION AND TRANSFORMATION (OF OUR “REALITY.”)
I and my Father are ONE!
What can I create NOW? Unlimitedness, perfect love, abundance, the ability to heal myself and others…
I and my Father are ONE!
Father, create through me the good, the holy and the beautiful for this is the reason for my beingness. How powerful can I become? How radiant can I become? How much of YOU can I express through me?
I and my Father are ONE!
I choose to create joy, happiness, playfulness, peace, and spiritual connectedness with You and all who cross my path. I choose to forgive my judgment, anger, fear and unkindness without judging myself. Instead, I accept myself totally, knowing that as an extension of the Love that You Are, I have that Love within me and I only need to connect with it to become as radiant as the Sun. I choose to let go of guilt and fear and instead embrace Your love, which heals everything.
I and my Father are One, and because I trust God completely, I need to do nothing. The Father does everything through me… and what he creates is good, beautiful and holy!
After you say this prayer, take FIVE MINUTES and visualize what you wish to create. Sit on a chair and be quietly with yourself (not with God, not with Jeshua, but with your SELF). Acknowledge:
I am One with God; I am a Christ; I am a creator!
Think then, how does it feel to be a creator with a mind full of peace? Think of what it’s like to create comfort, enjoyment, relaxation, trust, abundance and joy. If it helps, ask yourself “What would I like to be like, feel like, do or have?” And create each moment of each day, making sure you have loads of fun!
[Hint: Jeshua loves to play! He says that “seriousness” is a creation of the ego, so don’t take yourself too seriously! When you laugh at your woes it’s very difficult to get drawn into the drama of it all. I use humor to deal with my life’s challenges and it works every time!]
In love, joy and playful wonder,