Sometimes I’m asked about the concept of Ascended Masters. The idea can be confusing and a bit frightening if one doesn’t have proper information. Some people have thought that these Masters were being glorified as one would do so for God or the Divine Universal Energy (or insert the word that works for you), and therefore worried that this constituted a blasphemous act. The Masters are not God nor are they from any one religious background. They are spiritual beings working at sharing their knowledge and skills to help us be closer to God and to become better people.
According to Doreen Virtue Ph.D, Ascended Masters are great spiritual teachers and healers. Most of them lived as humans on Earth at some time, so they have a particular leaning towards helping humans learn to live life to the fullest and in service to God/Universal Energy/your word for it. These Masters or Guides come from every religion and culture, making them nondenominational. Everyone can access them for guidance – you don’t need special training. All that is needed is a willingness to become a better person to yourself and others.
Looking through Doreen Virtue’s Ascended Masters Guidebook, I thought I’d share some of the descriptions she has for a few of these Masters/Guides:
Oshun – an African goddess of rivers and waters. She helps women appreciate and enjoy their feminine beauty and sensuality. Both men and women can call upon Oshun to help with their romantic life, increased attractiveness and self-esteem.
St. Francis of Assisi – he was born to a wealthy Italian cloth merchant but later renounced his inheritance to follow an ascetic, spiritual path. As he volunteered in hospitals and ministered to the sick, he gained followers who eventually became the Franciscans. He can be called upon to help in situations where your family or friends don’t understand your choices or spiritual path.
Quan Yin – the Buddhist goddess of compassion whose name means, “ she who hears all prayers.” At her mortal death, Quan Yin was eligible for Buddhahood, yet she decided to stay close to Earth and help all humans until everyone became enlightened. Call upon her to help with issues of forgiveness and compassion. She is also a protectress of women and children and helps awaken musical interests and abilities.
White Buffalo Calf Woman – a prophetess who appeared to the Lakota Native Americans. She presented the Lakota with a special pipe to amplify the power of their prayers and to bridge the connection between Earth and Heaven. Call upon her to instill peace and harmony in your relationships and for world peace.
Merlin – no one knows for certain whether Merlin actually lived as a mortal man or not. What is agreed upon is that he is the quintessential magician and sage-wizard archetype. He is associated with King Arthur’s Camelot, Avalon and Glastonbury. He’s also considered to be an aspect of Hermes Trismegistus, the teacher of esoteric wisdom. He helps spiritual teachers and healers focus their energies in beneficial ways.
And the list goes on. Perhaps now it is clearer that the Ascended Masters are not to be feared, but rather enlisted for their help in attaining our goals and becoming closer to God/Divine Universal Energy/ your word for it. They can be called upon to be your spiritual consultants as you walk your path on Earth. And they are on call every minute of the day!