The truth about dark forces – including the devil and Satan

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Gautama Buddha, December 31, 2007

Understanding the false hierarchy
Thus, my beloved, we have sometimes talked about the fact that there is a certain percentage of lifestreams who have been allowed to embody on this planet, and that they form – together with lifestreams in the mental and emotional realms – a hierarchy which we have called the false hierarchy. Now my beloved, this is the force that I earlier said has destroyed many previous Golden Age civilizations.

And so you who are spiritual people have gone through a phase, many of you, where you saw the necessity to make calls or decrees or call forth the judgment of the false hierarchy. And this was a necessary step, not only in the planetary unfoldment but also in your own personal growth. But many of you, my beloved, have reached a point where you are, as again was discussed earlier, ready to truly free yourself from the last very subtle remnants of the duality consciousness. And thus, I, as the Lord of the World – who truly holds the spiritual balance for all lifestreams who embody on Earth – I have determined to give you a teaching that is beyond what we have released earlier.

Thus my beloved, let me take you through a little bit of a thought experiment, an exercise of your imagination. You might, my beloved, start out with the image that was given in the books and movies that were popular in the recent time about the little hobbit Frodo who received the ring and had to bring it back to its creation point [Lord of the Rings]. And in so doing had to fight against this dark force that seemed to be permeating the universe and seemed to be emanating from a central point, where supposedly there was an evil emperor or sorcerer who was directing not only the force, but who was directing millions upon millions of orcs or other beings who were doing his bidding and were under his control.

Yet my beloved, I desire to give you a twist on this story. Now imagine, my beloved, that you look at the world and see that there are certain people who are seemingly committed to destroying peace and prosperity in the world. And you see deeper and realize that they are committed to this because they are in a certain state of consciousness. And you see, my beloved, that they are in this state of consciousness primarily because they are afraid. They are afraid that if they do not pursue a certain course of action, well, some calamity will befall them, such as burning forever in the hell that is the worst thing they can imagine.

So out of that fear of going to hell, they are afraid of going against those who command them to kill others in the name of God. And thus, you see that on Earth there is a certain hierarchy, as you have seen for example in past ages, where the leaders of a particular religion – even the supreme leader, such as the pope of the Christian religion – would command those below him to make war with the members of another religion. Thus killing other human beings in the name of their god, which they at the same time claim was a god of love who had given the commandment, “Thou shall not kill.” And who had sent his only begotten son into the Earth, who gave the commandment to turn the other cheek and to love your neighbor as yourself.

Yet somehow, the logic was that if you killed in the name of this god, you would avoid a fiery hell that would otherwise come upon the Earth—if those of the other religion were allowed to spread their religion unhindered. And so my beloved, you have an earthly hierarchy but when you are a spiritual person and see deeper, you see that there is a non-material hierarchy that is actually pulling the strings, so to speak, of the marionettes that dance around on the Earth. But even those who seem to have great power, such as popes and emperors, are truly robots who are doing the bidding of some greater force behind them.

Facing your fear of the false hierarchy
And so you might, as some of you have done, open your awareness to the fact that there is a force beyond the material. And in the beginning, you might feel some fear about this force. And you might think, my beloved, that as there is a hierarchy of darkness on Earth, well there is an even greater and more powerful hierarchy in the higher realms – in the nonmaterial world – so that that false hierarchy has unlimited power, or almost unlimited power, over those who have been pulled into their sphere of influence.

And this, of course, has given many people on Earth – from various religions including ascended master students – a great fear of being influenced by this false hierarchy, my beloved. So that in that fear of being influenced by the false hierarchy, you become so concerned about keeping your consciousness pure that you actually – without realizing it – shut off the flow of the River of Life through your own being, shut off your own creativity by thinking that you need to be so afraid of experimenting with your own creative ability for fear of opening yourself to the false hierarchy.

So my beloved, many spiritual people who have gone beyond the “ignorance is bliss” of “seeing no evil, hearing no evil” have come to believe that there are these dark forces. And indeed, there are dark forces—I am not in any way denying that. But the image I want to give you here is that there truly is a false or dark hierarchy, a dark force that is organized into a hierarchy, my beloved. And so you can look on Earth and you can see that there are individual people who are driven by this evil force, who are blinded by it and some of them, for example, become serial killers.

But there is also a more organized form, where at certain points an entire society can come under the spell of the false hierarchy, so that they now unite their forces in seeking to kill the members of another society. And of course, if you want an obvious example of this, you can see the Nazi force in Germany as one modern example. But if you dare to look a little more closely, you can see that many societies have elements of this. Even modern-day America has certain people who are in high positions of power, who have come under the spell of this false hierarchy and thus become instruments for precipitating war and conflict on a planetary scale.

And yet, my beloved, when you look beyond these people on Earth – who have been blinded or taken over by the false hierarchy – you see that beyond them is a non-material hierarchy. And you might think of it in terms of evil spirits, demons, discarnates, entities, whatever you want to call them. But the main image here is that there are beings who are completely blinded by the consciousness of duality and thus are completely focused on and committed to expressing some form of darkness—even though they often believe it is for some greater good.

And so my beloved, if you conceive of this false or dark hierarchy as a pyramid, where the physical manifestations you see are the lowest level of the pyramid and beyond it is another level, and beyond that is another level—and all of it leads up toward the top of the pyramid. And you know, my beloved, of course that the pyramid ends in one single point. And thus, you have the popular image that at the top of the pyramid of the dark hierarchy is the devil or Satan or Lucifer or whatever that being has been called in various cultures and religions.

A journey into the illusions of darkness
Yet my beloved, now imagine that we put on the full armor of Archangel Michael, so that we are invulnerable to the dark forces, and we set out on a journey like Frodo who traveled to the depths of Mordor, the depths of darkness. We are traveling now through the different layers of the false hierarchy, the forces of darkness. We are traveling higher and higher towards the apex, the very top point of the pyramid.

And as we come closer and closer, we encounter various manifestations of darkness, as Frodo encountered on his journey towards Mordor. And we expect, of course, that as we come to the very top, we will find the ultimate temple of darkness, the ultimate building that houses the dark lord himself, who is at the very top of this dark hierarchy. And indeed, my beloved, as we penetrate through the deeper levels of darkness, we do see such a temple, a structure constructed with all kinds of evil or ugly manifestations of figures, of dragons, of gargoyles of whatever you can imagine on Earth.

And yet my beloved, as we get to this very temple itself, we see something peculiar. We see that surrounding the temple are beings who worship the temple, but those beings are so afraid to enter the temple that they never, ever enter the temple. They always reside outside. But we see that these beings form, so to speak, the top level of the dark hierarchy that we can see from our position outside the dark temple. And we see that they are so hypnotized, so focused on promoting or perpetuating a particular idea that they believe has been given to them by the dark lord himself. But we realize that none of these beings have ever seen the dark lord, have never actually received that philosophy or matrix from the dark lord.

They believe it was given in the distant past, my beloved, to their forefathers, and they are simply continuing to carry out the instructions that they were given in the past. And they pass those instructions on to the next level of the pyramid, to those below them. And so those below them blindly carry out the instructions of their overlords, which they believe came directly from the dark lord himself, and so on down through the levels of the pyramid. And now my beloved, we look at these that are – so to speak – the most advanced dark beings we have encountered on our journey, and we see that although they have great power over those below them, we see that they are actually driven by fear themselves—rather than being the powerful beings that their followers see them to be.

We see through them and see that they are hollow shells because they are driven by fear. And in their fear, they are actually mechanically carrying out what they believe to be the instructions of their dark lord. And although they believe that the dark lord is the counterpoint to God – and thus as powerful as God – they really have no proof of this, for they have never seen the dark lord himself, my beloved. So when we realize this fear – and again, of course, being protected by the full armor of Archangel Michael – we say, “Well, perhaps we should do what they are afraid to do. Perhaps we should walk into that temple and take a look at this dark lord, who is supposedly as powerful as God himself.”

And now my beloved, we gather our courage, and we walk through the temple gates and we encounter a great hall, and at the end of that hall is a great throne. But to our surprise we discover that there is no one sitting on the throne, save a little mouse, my beloved, who has snuck into the dark temple looking for food, but has found none and thus quickly runs away as it hears us coming. And thus, we stand there in front of that dark throne—and suddenly it dawns upon us, my beloved, that there is no dark lord!

Stop giving power to what is not real
There never was a dark lord! There never was an evil being who was the counterpoint of God and who was thus as powerful as God. You see, my beloved, what we realize in an instant is that all of the different levels of the hierarchy of darkness are worshipping a complete illusion, my beloved. They are worshipping something that is not there, something that has no reality, my beloved. And thus, we see something very profound.

The beings at the lower levels of the pyramid are afraid to disobey those above them because they believe those above them have power over them. And to some degree this is true, for when you are at the lower levels, well those above you have certain powers of black magic that they can use against you.

But we also see that the entire hierarchy leads towards the very highest level of the beings who are outside the temple, and we see that those beings are worshipping the dark lord that they think resides in the temple. But they do so because they believe that the dark lord is there and that he has real, actual powers over them, and thus will destroy them if they do not do his bidding. But we see that those beings – even though they have power over all of the beings below them in hierarchy – they are actually the most to be pitied—because they think that the dark lord above them has power over them. But since the dark lord is not there and the temple is empty, there is no power over them and thus there is no one who can destroy them if they do not do the bidding of the dark lord that is nonexistent.

And thus we suddenly see, my beloved, that this false hierarchy – which might appear to have power on Earth, or in the mental or emotional realms – actually has no real power. It is all an illusion, and that which is unreal cannot have power over that which is real—unless that which is real has fallen into the illusion of believing that the darkness is real, thereby – by affirming the reality of the darkness – giving the darkness power.

So do you see, my beloved, that we suddenly realize that those on the lower levels of the hierarchy of darkness are using their own energies to feed the illusion. And in so doing, they are sending their energies into a false matrix, and thereby they give their own energies to create a force which those at the next highest level of the pyramid can then use to control them.

In other words, those who are being controlled are themselves giving their own energies to those who control them. And thus, if those who are being controlled would stop feeding the energy to their overloads, well then they would take away the power that the overlords have over them. And when you see that this is repeated at each level of the pyramid, you see that it is not actually true – as you see portrayed in many myths around the world – that those who are immediately below the dark lord are receiving power from the dark lord himself.

For you see that there is no dark lord, so how could those who are at the top level of the pyramid receive power when there is nothing above them but emptiness? And so you see now that the entire superstructure of the false hierarchy are not fed by the dark lord. They are fed by those below them, going all the way back to the human beings in embodiment who are not completely empty of light but still have some reality, some light in them. But who have been tricked into misqualifying this light through illusions and thereby feeding the entire superstructure of dark beings and the false hierarchy.

And so we suddenly realize that evil is not real and its appearance has no actual power over human beings—except what human beings give to darkness by misqualifying their own light with the illusions created by darkness. The illusions that people believe are real.

Overcoming the illusion that darkness has power
Now my beloved, you who are the spiritual people, many of you are right at that point where you are ready to fully integrate this truth that I have given you. Where you are ready to take that step, which finally and fully brings you out of the reach of the forces of duality. Which brings you to the point, my beloved, where the prince of this world will come but have nothing in you, whereby he can force you to go in to a negative reaction that feeds your light to the darkness.

You are right at the point where one more step will set you free, so that you can sit as the Buddha under the tree and be confronted with the demons of Mara, the forces of this world. But no matter how they attempt to attack or tempt you, there is no attachment in you, whereby they can cause you to give power to their illusions. For you see through the illusions, and thus you are unmoved through your own perpetual surrender of all that is unreal.

And do you see, my beloved, that many of you are at the point, where a slight turn of the dial of consciousness will suddenly open up your vision to see the complete unreality of all that is dark and evil? This my beloved, would not instantly remove that darkness from the Earth, for the law of free will allows that there are still many people who believe in the illusions of darkness. But there are two important aspects of you overcoming that illusion.

First of all that you, of course, are free of the pull of duality, free of the fear of the false hierarchy. You are anchored in the infinite peace of the Buddha, the infinite peace of Christ, the infinite peace of the Divine Mother, the infinite peace of the Divine Father, the infinite peace of the Holy Spirit. And by being anchored in that peace, well then you can step up to an entirely new level of holding the balance for the Earth, so that you can serve as a counterbalance to the people who are still blinded by duality and still think they have to do the bidding of the evil lord and those above them in the dark hierarchy. Which they often do not see as a dark hierarchy but see as the hierarchy of their own religion or the hierarchy of their political party. Or whatever illusion you have on Earth that is designed to trick people into giving their obedience and energies to the dark forces while thinking they are working for God or some ultimate cause.

And this, truly, is how you hold the counterbalance, my beloved, against the forces of darkness—when you realize that there is no dark lord. There is no reality to the forces of darkness, but you also realize that too many of your brothers and sisters are still blinded by that illusion that darkness is real and that is has actual power over them. And so you recognize that there are many people who are not yet ready to let go of that illusion.

And why are they not ready my beloved? Because they are not ready to take a look at darkness. They are not ready to acknowledge that if they are engaged in the dualistic struggle – even though they believe they are fighting for a good cause – they are actually working for the hierarchy of darkness. They are afraid to acknowledge that—because they would feel such remorse and self-condemnation that it would take them lifetimes to heal from that wound. And even those who are willing to acknowledge that fighting can never come from the hierarchy of light, they still are afraid to take a close look at the hierarchy of darkness, following it all the way to the top and then finally seeing that there is nothing at the top and therefore it can have no power.

And so you see that it is necessary that there is a certain percentage of people who will hold the balance that gives the rest of humanity more time to build up the maturity and the courage, where they are then able to look at the darkness, to see it for what it is and thus use their free will to abandon it. And you see that it is necessary that those will hold the balance so that the people who are blinded by the darkness will not plunge this Earth into a negative spiral of violence that will prevent the manifestation of the Golden Age.

Hold the vision of an awakening from the illusion of darkness
So what you need to hold the vision for, my beloved is that humankind will be pulled out of violence and will be raised gradually into the Golden Age consciousness. And the vision you need to hold, my beloved, is that this happens by more and more people being awakened to the value of tolerance the value of diversity, the value of creativity—and that it is through creativity that humankind will solve its problems, not through control. That it is through finding creative solutions rather than repeating the mechanization consciousness of thinking that it is by enforcing one particular solution, one particular belief system, that supposedly has the solution to all problems but in realty does not have the solution to any problems but will only reinforce the dualistic struggle.

And so my beloved, I desire you to hold the vision that this awakening will spread like rings in the water. And that when you fully awaken to the reality of light and darkness – seeing the unreality and darkness, and seeing the reality of God and the reality of the statement of Christ that with God all things are possible – and therefore, truly, the golden age can manifest and emerge as the phoenix bird that rises from the fires of the conflicts you see in the present world.

I desire you to hold the vision for that awakening of humankind, my beloved, to the value of creativity, the value of their own built-in creativity—that they can all play a part in bringing forth creative solutions or supporting creative solutions to the problems that for thousands of years have caused conflict. Including, my beloved, creative solutions in the field of religion and spirituality, so that religion will no longer be the trigger for violent conflict that will set the world ablaze. And thereby create a spiral that people cannot free themselves from, where they mindlessly and mechanically kill those who belong to a different religion, becoming like robots that are completely taken over by the dark forces who want to kill and destroy.


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