Excerpt From My Writing for Sibella Magazine

Most of us know about Ascended Masters. Legendary figures like Kuan Shih Yin and Maitreya tirelessly serving humanity. So when Archangel Michael first suggested I call myself a Living Master, I thought he was a bit loopy. Until I remembered, we are all living masters.

As far back as memory serves, the world has been a playground of energy. No doors. No separation. Whenever I looked to make sense of something, a calm, loving and inclusive version of truth moved itself into the light. The only time this clarity failed me was around other people.

So much that came naturally to those around me was an effort to learn, and for the longest time, I did not know what was powerful about being me. I was, however, well aware of what I couldn’t do. I couldn’t put protective shields around myself to keep out other people’s feelings, thoughts and often horrific memories. I couldn’t tell when someone was lying to me, and I couldn’t hold a so-called everyday conversation. As you can imagine this made for some interesting interactions, especially with people convinced spirituality was separate from ‘real world’ issues like paying the bills and politics.

I wanted to learn. I looked for a way to be a good and wise person but each time I pursued a social ideal, or a field of study there was always a problem to be solved and despite having no reason to, I trusted there was a way to know ourselves and each other without judgement.

Something powerful compelled me to seek another way; a way that didn’t make anyone right, wrong or incomplete; a way to see everyone and everything with compassion – even those demonised by change-makers. I didn’t know it at the time but I was talking about oneness.

Imagine slipping into a full immersion video game where everything looks the same but the rules have changed. Instead of judging people as good-and-bad, you see through Spirit’s eyes knowing everyone is equal and essential. And whenever you have a ‘reaction’ to someone or something, the game speaks to you about how this moment is sacred; a way to be your purpose knowing we are all doing the best we can with what we have. Rather than your experience being a sign you need to change who you are, it’s an invitation for self-acceptance.

My life never made sense from the paradigm of duality and separation because that’s not where I live. I trust everything is part of my conversation with the cosmos – the one that helps me embody this moment without blame, shame or control. And it was only when I understood that the way I am is what I am being asked to do, that I truly surrendered to being a Living Master.