What is an Ascended Master?

An Ascended Master is like us, a self-aware being who raised or accelerated its self-awareness and ascended to the Spiritual Realm. However, instead of focusing on the material realm where we are now, it focuses on a realm of higher vibrations, which we usually call the spiritual realm.

The ascension process is going through this acceleration process of raising its vibration. It is the potential of every self-aware being to grow our self-awareness until we attain mastery over our mind and mastery over the material realm. We can make a quantum leap and raise our self-awareness to an entirely new level, where we no longer need a material body. Instead, we function within a light "body", made of the higher vibrations of the spiritual realm.

Some Ascended Masters have been in embodiment on Earth, just like you and I. Thus they know precisely how difficult it is for us to go through what we are going through on this very dense and challenging planet. Therefore, they are perfect teachers for showing us how we can ascend just like them without having to make the same mistakes repeatedly. Many of these Ascended Masters have now chosen to come back to Earth to teach us to help raise the collective consciousness of the Earth towards our ascension. They also help with the ascension of Mother Earth.

It is believed that we have come to a stage where it is possible to ascend in this lifetime and choose to continue to have our material body (physical body) on Earth. And whatever we have learned and remembered in this lifetime, we will not forget ever again if we choose to come back in embodiment on Earth since the veil of forgetfulness has started to lift, becoming thinner and thinner with the ascension of Mother Earth.

The hierarchy of the Ascended Masters

Beings in the realm created our material realm right above us in vibration. Thus these beings are what we usually call Ascended Masters or Ascended Hosts. These are the beings in all spheres above us, and many interact with us here on Earth.

From our vantage point, we can talk about several hierarchy levels that exist in the sphere right above ours. First, however, it is essential to note that the hierarchy in the spiritual realm is not like the hierarchy on EarthEarth. It does not mean that there are "higher ranked" or "lower-ranked" or have "bosses". Instead, the ranking indicates that each being has its role, and they work together as One regardless.

In terms of all of the following positions in the hierarchy, it is vital to consider that there are offices. For example, on Earth, a specific holding an office, but that being can be replaced by another being over time. Thus, the Archangel of the First Ray is an office and has been held by various beings throughout time. The same is true for all other offices. As we ascend, we have the potential to fill some of these offices. This might explain why various spiritual teachings associate different names with these offices.

Newly Ascended Masters

When a being ascends from the material world, it usually takes some time to explore its new self-awareness and the spiritual realm it now has conscious access to. Yet some masters have already been involved with teaching human beings before they ascended, so they may indeed immediately begin to fill a teaching position for Earth's human beings. There are many Ascended Masters who had walked on Earth. We are very familiar with some of them, such as Jesus Christ, Buddha, Kuan Yin, Lord Maitreya, Saint Germaine, Paul the Venetian, Mother Mary, Master El Morya, Lord Babaji, and many others. One of the known newly Ascended Master is Guru Ma, whose last embodiment on Earth was Elizabeth Claire Prophet..

The Chohans

There are seven spiritual rays, the primary energy spectra from which the material universe is made of. To understand it, in the Bible, it says, "Let there be Light", and the material world was created. As we know it, light is into seven rainbow colours, and each colour has its level of vibration. For example, red being the lowest in vibration and violet being the highest in vibration that our physical eyes can see. Though the seven spiritual rays are not the same as our rainbow colours, it is one way to understand what the material universe is made of. It also corresponds with our seven chakras. To walk the spiritual path and qualify for ascension, we must attain mastery and balance all seven rays. Thus we can see the spiritual path as a structured process, where we learn from each of the seven rays. Even though ascension itself is never a structured process, the ascended masters have released teachings to us in such a way that our minds can easily understand.

To facilitate this learning, there are several Ascended Masters who are seeking to help us pass the initiations represented by their rays. The leaders of this group of teachers are called the "Chohan", and thus each ray has a Chohan. It is like a headmaster of a particular school.

The Chohans typically present themselves as masculine or feminine. However, not all Chohans have a counterpart of the complementary polarity. For example, a masculine Chohan may not have a feminine counterpart, either because it has not yet ascended or because it has moved on to other realms and is not directly working with Earth.

The Archangels

One branch of ascended beings who are not created to take embodiment are the angels. Angels have many different assignments, but from our vantage point, the angels assigned to helping us grow are the most helpful. These angels are also organized according to the seven rays. Groups of angels are often referred to as "bands", and each band has a leader, with the title "Archangel". Thus, there is an archangel for each of the seven rays.

The archangels are always masculine, but they also have feminine polarities, called the "Archeia." So, for example, the feminine polarity of Archangel Michael is Archeia Faith.

The Elohim

The energies of the seven rays created the material universe. This is done by reducing the vibration of the rays by a specific factor. A mental blueprint is then superimposed upon this energy to form the basic structures that make up the material universe. The beings who initiated and oversaw this process are called the "Elohim", but they can also be called "God and Goddesses". Again, there is a masculine/feminine polarity at this level. For example, the Elohim Hercules has a feminine polarity named Amazonia.

The Central Sun

The highest level of ascended beings known to us is represented by two beings, called Alpha and Omega. They reside in the "Central Sun", but this is not a physical sun in the material universe. Instead, it is a "place" in the spiritual realm.

There are six spheres above ours, and each sphere forms a hierarchical structure, somewhat comparable to a pyramid. In each sphere, there is a central sun in which resides two beings, named Alpha and Omega. In the first sphere, there is the ultimate level of Alpha and Omega, namely the beings who are direct expressions of the Creator.

However, it is essential to understand that what is given here is a linear representation, and the linear mind cannot grasp the non-linear reality of the spiritual realm. Thus, it is also essential not to place too great importance on the words or their interpretation. To truly grasp the non-linear reality of the spiritual realm, one must experience it directly.

Other titles in hierarchy:

Gods and Goddesses

Although the Elohim are sometimes called Gods and Goddesses, other ascended beings have attained to the level represented by a God. For example, there is a Goddess of Liberty, a Goddess of Justice (Portia) and a Goddess of Mercy (Kuan Yin).

Solar Logoi

Each planetary system has a sun. Each physical sun has a polarity of two hierarchs, making it possible for the sun to be the open door between the material and the spiritual realm. If energy were not constantly streaming into a planetary system from the spiritual realm, no life would be possible in that system. The hierarchs of our physical sun are named Helios and Vesta.

Lord of the World

For each planet, there is a being who holds the office of Lord of the World. This is a being with Buddhic attainment, meaning it has mastered space. Thus, this being holds the spiritual balance for the Earth to exist in space. The Lord of the World for Earth is Gautama Buddha.

Planetary or Individual Christ

For each planet, there is a being who holds the office of Christ. Regardless of the sectarian nature of the Christian religion, "Christ" is a universal word that signifies Oneness between the Creator and its creation. Thus, you can ascend only by attaining the Christ consciousness and overcoming the illusion of separation. When Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the father save by me," he was not talking about his outer person but the Christ consciousness. Currently, Jesus is holding the office of Planetary Christ for Earth.

Cosmic Christ

A master holds the office for each planet, representing the universal Christ consciousness for that planet. Lord Maitreya holds this office for Earth. He was also the master depicted (in a distorted and primitive form) as the "God" in the Garden of Eden. The reality behind the myth is that Lord Maitreya was the overseer of the spiritual schoolroom (sometimes called a Mystery School) in which lifestreams are prepared to take embodiment on Earth and deal with the initiations represented by the density of this realm.

World Teachers

These are beings who oversee the general progression of humankind's consciousness and determine how to best teach universal lessons. They also determine which new teachings are to be released based on the collective consciousness's progress (or lack of it). Jesus and Kuthumi currently hold this office.

The Karmic Board, Lords of Karma

The Ascended Masters seek to teach us at two levels. One is that they give us spiritual teachings and encourage us to use them for self-observation, leading to self-transcendence. The other is the "School of Hard Knocks," where they allow us to experience the physical consequences of our state of consciousness. This is what is popularly called "bad karma." Overseeing the karmic aspects of teaching is a board consisting of 8 ascended masters. It is essential to realize that despite the popular concept of "bad karma," karma never has the purpose of punishing anyone. Instead, the goal is only to teach those who have made themselves unreachable for spiritual teaching.

As a result, the Karmic Board can withhold a person's karma if they estimate that they have learned or are close to understanding the associated lesson. But, on the other hand, they can also accelerate the descent of karma for a person in a negative spiral and abusing other people.

The Karmic Board performs a very complex task of looking at each lifestream embodied on Earth and looking at groups and humanity as a whole. Then, they determine who is allowed to take embodiment on Earth. Sometimes, they decide that a certain lifestream has misused its opportunity and will no longer be allowed to embody here.

The Karmic Board also teaches in a more direct way when we are in between embodiments. Along with other spiritual teachers, members of the Karmic Board help each lifestream determine the specifics of its following embodiment. This is done based on evaluating which circumstances best help that lifestream learns its lessons and express its divine plan (the gift we came to bring).

The current members of the Karmic Board are The Great Divine Director, The Goddess of Liberty, Pallas Athena, Nada, Portia (Goddess of Justice), Kuan Yin (Goddess of Mercy), Elohim Cyclopea and Vajrasattva.

Dhyani Buddhas

These are considered "primordial" Buddhas in traditional Buddhism, meaning they have never taken embodiment as did Gautama. There are six of these in the ascended realm, and they each represent the anti-dote to a specific spiritual poison. By invoking the Presence of the Dhyani Buddha, you receive help in transcending the anti-dote.