We are in a forest of remarkably tall and slender spruces, birches, and aspens. Everywhere around hazel hens are singing joyfully. They want to talk to us, regarding us as their guests!
We enjoy the forest sattva!
In summer here, in the contrast to other places in the forest around, one can gather many chanterelles. But now it is winter, December. Nevertheless, without much effort we gathered many mushrooms. At this time of year, it is not chanterelles but oyster mushrooms that grow here. Oyster mushrooms usually grow on the alder tree. But there are no alder trees here, so they have grown on birches…
… However, we have come here not to the hazel hens and not for gathering mushrooms. Here the Divine Teachers — Apostles John and Mark — are waiting for us. And for the first time, Apostle Matthew is also present. We even did not know that He, too, lives in the Abode of the Creator! They All, together with Divine Finn, Ushastick, and Dobrynia, closely stay here around one of the favorite places of Jesus Christ — His place of Samadhi.
Jesus here, as well as on His other places of power known to us, is always present and available for conversation. The unique feature of this particular place of His is that here He helps one to activate not only the spiritual heart, but also the front meridian. This meridian plays a very important role in the functioning of the emotional sphere and allows one to experience fully the Divine Bliss. Here Jesus also helps worthy disciples to substitute all energies in their bodies with His Bliss…
Jesus speaks about the Bliss which can be cognized on this place thus:
“Such am I. Such is Every One of Us — Those Who entered the Creator completely and became His Integral Parts!
“Bring here, to Me, everyone whom I entrust to you!”
… Then Jesus switched our attention to His Disciple — apostle Matthew.
“… How did You attain the Creator, Matthew?”
“It didn’t happen in the incarnation known to you.
“After this, I was embodied in England and sailed the seas. I loved the Ocean of the Creator and embraced It with Myself; I, as a consciousness, submerged into It together with the head — and became It!
“Jesus helped Me. He led Me into Himself. Since the moment when He accepted Me as one of His disciples, He has always been with Me.”
“What do You do now?”
“I give silence, wipe tears of those who want to cognize Me, but are not capable of doing this yet… I submerge those who are mature into Me, caress them in Me… And I help to remember about Me those walking the Path to Me…
“… In the past, for a long time I had been seeking promising souls on the seas around the British Isles, but it was in vain. I carried the youth on My Hands, thought of them as of the sea cadets of Jesus Christ. I called them so and gave them to understand that this name is bestowed upon them. And some of them did understand this… But having grown up, they became completely absorbed in the material plane. And that — remained in their minds just as a childish game!…
“This is why now I am with you.”
“What would You advise us, Matthew?”
“The spiritual situation on the Earth is very lamentable! People do not know and do not want to know what God is and where to seek Him… This must be changed!…”
“Was Your Gospel distorted?”
“No, it was not. Only some words can be translated better.”
“Could You tell about Your incarnation at the time when Jesus Christ was on the Earth?”
“I prefer that you perceive Me as the One sailing the seas, loving the earthly oceans and the heavenly Ocean! I like this image more!”
“When were You embodied in England?”
“In the twelfth and seventeenth centuries…”
“Were You embodied two times?”
“No, only once.”
“This is a joke! I had a wife. As the captain of the ship, I could take her with Me on journeys.
“Later, she, too, attained Me in the Abode of the Creator!
“In the next incarnation in the seventeenth century, she was a hefty man. He also sailed. And He did everything as I told her: repeated Me, repeated My Path completely.
“When she was My wife, her name was Clara. And the next time…”
… He came to us to show that appearance of His: a broad-shouldered man with a beautiful muscular body, a face radiating joy, and very gentle charm…
“You were acquainted with Him, although you did not have conversations with Him. It was to the northwest of this place several years ago…
“He began as a sea cadet. He was the only sea cadet of Jesus Christ who dedicated Himself to Me completely — and cognized Me!
“… I want to say also a few words about how to distinguish between true and false religious views of people.
“I mean that teaching people to pray by panhandling something from God is very harmful, because it encourages growth of one’s egocentrism.
“The true religiosity has to be manifested as a constant work on changing oneself in accordance with what God expects from incarnate people. It also implies service to God, rather than service to oneself. And one has to serve God, first of all, by spreading true knowledge about Him and about the Path to Him.”
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This time we came to Matthew on another of His places. This place was His favorite one and is located near a large fallen tree, lying among some moss in the midst of a pine forest, where it is possible to find many mushrooms.
Vladimir asked us to pay attention to the fact that it was possible to work much more efficiently on that place if we perceived Matthew in the depths, and not above the surface of the Earth!
If we, as consciousnesses, submerged ourselves into the depths, we could perceive there the extensive Light of the Consciousness of Matthew and submerge ourselves deeper and deeper inside this Light…
Then, in that depth, it was possible to find not only the Light of the Consciousness of Matthew, but also the Light of the Consciousnesses of other Apostles and of Jesus Christ.
“Many years ago,” — Vladimir continued — “I perceived Matthew here above the surface of the Earth. In those times, He used to invite us to sit with Him on this fallen tree, but it didn’t come to my mind then to look wider! When I did it, it turned out that John, Mark and Jesus were here as well!”
Matthew suggested that we submerge ourselves into the relaxation and then He started speaking:
“I lull My children, those who love nature and stay in this place for a while! I try to help everyone to notice and understand that I exist and that I am Love!
“Yet people don’t understand this and don’t want to understand! What they do out of their religious motives, in reality, bears no relation to God. They don’t comprehend how Holy and Great He really is. They don’t comprehend what they should do in order to pull themselves, as souls or consciousnesses, up to that Divine Standard. They don’t comprehend, among other things, how they can refine themselves to become equal to Him in this!
“But I and other Apostles managed to become equal to Him!
“Not every one of Us reached this. Mary Magdalene did, because She grasped a great thought, mentioned by Her in Her Gospel. I refer to what Jesus said to her: there is no sin in love-giving!
“Love is what unites people, what united Me with Jesus, what could unite everyone with God! In order to reach the Divine Perfection, in the entire universe there is no alternative to love!
“This understanding should be implanted in the mentality of people: there is no sin in true love! On the contrary, love is the Way towards the Perfection!
“However, one should comprehend clearly what love is. Love is that which is not for oneself! Love is to give from oneself to another, to others!
“Only those who have understood this and fulfilled this totally become Christ, as We became.
“Some of Us achieved the Divinity when We were with Jesus; some did this later. This doesn’t matter right now. What does matter is that this principle works always, in all ‘the most distant corners’ of the infinite universe.
“It is also important to note that through tender and subtle love, the potential, denominated as Kundalini, is accumulated, which ensures stable and correct future self-development.
“Dogs, loved by you, could serve as an example of the fact that love transforms souls: you can observe how love flames up in those dog’s souls when they start wagging their tails! And soon these beings, becoming humans, will cognize higher love.
“This is what moves all beings to the heights of Perfection: sincere and tender love-giving!”
Jesus joined the conversation:
“The ‘Book of Knowledge’ should be used by everyone as a base for the art of the spiritual work on oneself!”
“This ‘Book of Knowledge’ was written for the first time by Vladimir Antonov in a simple and clear language, accessible to everyone who has a more or less developed intellect. And let this ‘Book’ serve as a foundation for the future development of the entire planet Earth!
“So few people recognize now a right of another person to write about Me, about Us! They trust only in ‘antiquities’, in those things that were written long ago by prophets. They don’t understand that it is really possible to become God here and now. This information is beyond the comprehension of the obtuse minds of people who live by petty concerns of each day.”