Understanding of the God-Intelligence Acting in Nature

Saint Francis by Hans Stubenrauch
 This excerpt on an aspect of Kuthumi’s lifetime as St. Francis of Assisi is from the third Corona Class lesson Brotherhood published in the 1960 Pearls of Wisdom Vol. 3 No. 11 and in the book Corona Class Lessons by Jesus and Kuthumi.

When I was embodied as Francis of Assisi, I came to realize through studying the birds and animals that my power of concentration, saturated as it was with the love of God and his love in man, would draw me into an understanding of the God-intelligence acting in Nature which earlier I had so studiously ignored.
Oftentimes more concerned with pleasure-seeking than religious fervor, I had not formerly been aware of the great love of God and the joy which that love could bring, far exceeding any outer source. Then, too, my prior contemplation of the realm of Nature had led me to think of heaven as a place apart from earth.

Imagine, if you can, the joy in my soul when I found that the lovely trees were endowed with spiritual beings, angelic overseers of great stature and beauty whose power guided the development of molecular form, pattern, luster of leaf, and inherent healing properties. I felt the radiant energy (life-force) reaching out from these silent sentinels capturing the heart—as did one majestic tree deva who inspired Joyce Kilmer to write his heartfelt poem “Trees.” I also found to my amazement that the tiny furry creatures of the forest had a life-intelligence all their own, reflective of the Creator; and I saw how the life in them responded to the Life in me.

Oh, heaven was not apart from me! For I perceived all things visible to be but the hem of the garment of heaven. Touching just the physical hem, I was made whole! What would happen when I touched the whole robe? I longed to know.

Thus, in order to reach this transcendent goal, which I firmly believed was attainable—for I knew in my heart that God had ordained it—I set my mind to the path of spiritual illumination. Day by day, my mind was made holier still through contact with the spiritual realms. My one-pointed dedication to the Path and my contemplation of the holiness of all Life—and of the holiness of the God who had created all things to his delight, including man—were the keys to my assimilation of that holiness, which clearly seemed to permeate myself and everything around me.

Dear hearts, there is something foreign to reality in the idea of God being separate and apart from his creation. No mere doctrinal pantheism is the affirmation of God as the All-in-all, but a truth that cannot be refuted.

For, while it is true that the creation lies in God, it is also true that he is in his creation; but it is evident that his love, wisdom, and power cannot be contained therein. (“Behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded?” said Solomon of old.) Moreover, the fact that the God Presence, the individualized I AM, does far exceed the personal creation of the individual (and the macrocosmic creation as well) is proof of the dominion with which God has so lovingly endowed your Real Self, made in his image and likeness.

As my soul expanded in the transfusing light which God poured into me, I was exalted time and again by his glory expressed through the Nature kingdom. The seemingly dumb creatures of field and forest came into unity with me through God’s love, and then at last I, too, could speak their language, calling them “brother.” How much more should all children of the Light love one another and have reverence for the smallest part of Life (God)!

Out of all these transcendental experiences, my soul was stirred with a great yearning to communicate to others the boundless wisdom vouchsafed to me by God. At this point in my spiritual awakening, I found that a literal wall of human resistance—denser and higher by far than any medieval castle—had gone up between me and my friends and the townspeople of Assisi. Most men I sought to reach could not understand my life, my aims, or my God-chosen ways—which to me were so self-evident, so plain to see, so logical! I became to them a poverello (one who voluntarily embraces Mother Poverty). It was then that I was abruptly cut off from family, friends, and funds.

Fortunately, among my friends were some so sincere and devout as to continue to pray for me. And God (whose ways are not always understood by men) winked at me in answering their prayers his way—by taking me deeper into his own heart and embrace even while they assiduously called for my return to the beaten orthodox path! Thus, I did not suffer disillusionment by the loss of my friends, nor did I return to the vanities of the material world. But, drawing ever closer to God to become a divine poverello, I drew around me by kinship of spirit those of like mind and wisdom and from them fashioned my holy order of brothers Franciscan.

I have drawn briefly from my earthly experiences so that you will not be excessively concerned about those who seem disinterested or who may lack humility when you try to expound to them from your pure hearts the knowledge of God’s laws. Remember that the Father tried long to reach you to give you all his love, and in due season took you from among the multitudes to draw you closer to his own heart and to his brotherhood of Light.

Spend your energy, then, as we did, in interior correction and self-instruction, paying special attention to our current precepts as manna for your souls—until, like a great organ of expansive timbre and pitch, you stand as the perfect instrument through which the Divine One may play those exquisite harmonies of healing light and comforting tone, revealing to all, through a more perfect example, the efficacy of heaven’s grace.

As you lift up the Presence of God “I AM” in yourself, the Presence will draw all men to its greater Light. Bear in mind, as beloved Morya has said, that we are a forthright brotherhood; and do not become weary in well-doing!

Teachings of the Ascended Masters: https://www.summitlighthouse.org/understanding-of-the-god-intelligence-acting-in-nature/

Angel Devas and the National Parks

 This excerpt is from a dictation by Lord Lanto published in the 1977 Pearl of Wisdom Vol. 20 No. 10.

The Royal Teton Retreat, ancient focus of the coming of the early root races and of the coming of the archangels to earth, is the place enshrined in this day for the children of Israel and the people who have loved the Lord their God with all their hearts and souls and minds to come to the newness of life and the new dispensations of the Spirit that are upon this land that those who are in this land might first be custodians of that Spirit and then couriers of the Spirit who will run with the Word and preach to all of the nations of the earth for a witness unto Him.

We find, then, that the amphitheater of the Royal Teton Retreat that is above the mountain* in the atmosphere at the etheric intensity is filled with lightbearers who, on earth and in America today, are a part of the body of believers who are seeking the Lord God in the churches and not finding him in doctrine or dogma, but finding him in the very living presence of the Christ and of the Holy Spirit. Therefore the opening of the doors to the Royal Teton Retreat to many souls who have implored the Lord God for an understanding in this age has been effected, for the calls of the people are answered and the prayers are heard by the Listening Angel and the many angels who form a part of the retinue of the one whom you call Listening Angel.

We see, then, the spiraling to the center, the very heart center of America on the etheric plane that is the Royal Teton Retreat. This center does not correspond to the physical center of the heart chakra even as your own heart chakra at the etheric plane is not with the alignment of the chakra in the physical plane. You see, then, by the departure from the Law, mankind have gone out of the way and they no longer act in conformity to the inner matrices of energy, but they are apart and impoverished. Nevertheless, this, then, is a retreat in Spirit and Matter to which the souls of the children of God may retreat for succor, for nourishment, and for life.

There are many of the national parks and the places of refuge upon the North American continent that are ministered to by angel devas who daily make the cycle from the Royal Teton Retreat to anchor there an intensity of the sacred fire until, in these years, one finds that these parks and places of refuge are filled and overfilled by those souls who come during the summer months to be recharged in nature.

Let the children of the light also frequent these places of nature–not only to come and to receive, but to assist in the service of the angel devas. For you see, mankind have brought with them that from which they ought to desire escape. They have brought their auras of contamination, they have brought their television sets, they have brought all of their games and their entertainments and all of those things to which they are accustomed in the cities. They know not to leave these behind; and therefore when the hosts of the Lord come to minister unto them in these secret places of nature, they find that mankind have set up a barrier to the penetration of consciousness.

And therefore, we ask the children of God in the coming months and throughout the summers that are ahead to go to these places of nature to invoke the violet flame that they may be kept as chalices of light and not contaminated. For if mankind do not have this rest and repose in nature, where will they go for the recharging? For many among them have not accelerated consciousness to the point where they can be recharged in the fires of their own heart, as it should be, or in our retreats. And therefore, this is the only surcease from the intensity of the karmic weight that is upon the cities.


*The Teton Range in Wyoming (Grand Teton National Park.

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