Spiritual Maturity

The Art of
The Higher Perspective

There is no denying that each of the spiritual laws and principles are challenging concepts for each of us to master. Their guidelines for living can be the complete opposite to what we were brought up with as children and have carried on into adulthood. The spiritual arts outlined on this website are practical tools that we can use to get us started and to keep us on track to spiritual maturity.

One of the most valuable tools we can give ourselves is the higher perspective way of looking at things in this Earthly schoolroom. Living under the “higher perspective” effectively means fully understanding that everything that happens to us falls within the scope of the spiritual laws and principles, and therefore everything that happens to us is an invitation to transcend our state of being. As serious seekers of spiritual maturity, we are responsible for viewing every experience and every person we come across through the filters of the laws and principles. Making this higher perspective a minute-by-minute routine brings a spiritual dimension to our life that sees us transcending ourselves daily.

Before We Begin…

It needs to be said, though, that the higher perspective can only be brought to bear once we have familiarised ourselves with the laws and principles, and only once we have mastered the Art of Mindfulness.

Whilst we need not have mastered the laws and principles, we do need to know what is required of us within each of them, so that we at least know what we are looking for when searching for the higher perspective. The higher perspective is what advances our progress toward mastering each of the laws and principles — so one hand feeds the other when considering the relationship between this art and the guidelines for achieving spiritual maturity.

We do need to have mastered the Art of Mindfulness before we should begin applying the higher perspective to our own actions. This is because mindfulness means identifying exactly what thoughts are running through our head without analysing why they are of the type that they are. We need to know what our subconscious thoughts are defaulting to in order to be able to discern what mindset it is that we need to set out to transcend. We need to give ourselves a decent length of time to observe our freely-running thoughts in their natural state before we start replacing those thoughts with the higher perspective. If we start applying the higher perspective before we are naturals at Mindfulness, we deny ourselves the invaluable information we need as to where we stand in relation to each law and principle.

With that said, let’s begin.

The Higher Perspective on the People Who Annoy Us

It is a safe bet that the people in our lives whom we find the most challenging, even to the point of hating them, are there at our pre-incarnation invitation (ideally) or agreement (reluctantly!) for them to serve as a catalyst for major transcendence in this current incarnation. This is because under the Law of Karma, there are no accidental encounters. The difference to our temperament that this higher-perspective understanding can have — this sudden flash of profound insight in the heat of battle — can be all it takes to move up a step on the Transcendence ladder, which would get us off the karmic wheel forever. This is because the realisation that we — our selfset up this conflict before we incarnated, as a pre-arranged opportunity for us to finally transcend a multi-incarnation impulse, immediately turns our focus off our so-called “enemy” (over whom we have no control), and onto our self (over whom we have total control). With the focus now back on our own state of being, ideally we then embark on thorough self-reflection to identify which spiritual laws and principles we are having difficulty with in relation to this person, and use that discernment to lead us to our next course of deliberate action that will lead us to grow, rather than contract.

Ahh, Families…

As sophisticated spiritual students, we are required to give up expecting our teachers to conform to looking like we personally think they should. “If the teacher be an ant, heed him!” says Ascended Master El Morya. We are given the teachers we need based on how the rate of our transcendence is progressing, not necessarily those whom we want based on what our ego fancies.

In that light, it might irritate or dismay some of us to learn that our siblings (in particular, but parents also) are among the single-most important teachers we’ll ever have. The competitiveness (both subtle and brutal) that manifests from favouritism, expectations, refusal to see what’s there, and the sacrificing of the needs of one sibling for another’s results in a smorgasbord of painful stings that, from the higher perspective, are learning opportunities for transcendence there for our taking. This is probably too hard to realise while we’re growing up in the thick of, and having practically no power over, the politics, but once we’re adults, and if we are committed to working with the spiritual laws and principles, then our perspective on the role of our siblings (and our parents) in our transcendence should be obvious to us.

The starting point for leveraging our family wounds for transcendence is mindfulness of how we view our siblings (and parents) in the current time as a result of how we interacted with them whilst growing up. When we are aware of the nature of our thoughts today about our siblings (and parents), we then make the decision to reach for the highest perspective on what their actual role in relation to our transcendence could actually be (our family members are not called our “relations” for nothing!). When sensing for this higher perspective, never underestimate the role nor misunderstand the purpose of karma. That perspective can change our mindset in a heartbeat — if we are prepared to humble ourselves to let the transcendence the karma is offering us come to pass.

The Higher Perspective is Our Tool for Forgiving People

It is very common to hear from religions, New Age movements, psychologists, and independent spiritually-minded people all over the place that we all must forgive each other in order to be happy. We are told that “forgiveness” essentially means no longer letting the other person’s actions drain our own energy — and that’s where the counselling often stops. We can be left wondering how to stop our energy from being drained by another person’s actions. It’s not a simple matter of telling ourselves, “My energy is not being drained by your actions”, especially when those actions have made us angry, and possibly even triggered a lingering impulse for vengeance. What operating from the higher perspective brings us is knowledge that a person who has wronged us is struggling with one of the laws and principles, even if that person is on the spiritual path to ultimate transcendence and knows that the laws and principle are, or if they are wedded to a religion that is teaching the opposite of spirituality, or is resolutely a scientific materialist and has no idea what the laws and principles are or that they even exist. This is the elementary higher perspective we reach.

For real forgiveness, a bit more discernment is needed from us.

So, we know that our offender has used their Free Will right to hurt us. That’s a given. But: we may still have to overcome our disbelief as to why the person used their Free Will rights to choose the course of action they did. We might find ourselves thinking, “Okay, I understand that under the Law of Free Will you had every right to do what you did, but what I don’t understand is why you chose that action. Why did you choose to hurt me? Why that choice? I would never have done that to you; why did you choose to do it to me?” If our practice of continuous mindfulness alerts us to our thoughts being along those lines, as dedicated pursuers of transcendence we make a free will choice to build on the elementary higher perspective by discerning which of the laws the person is struggling with.

  • Detachment

If it’s the Law of Detachment, the higher-perspective view is that most likely the person is feeling threatened by our light and is trying to control or stop our growth by dragging us down into the pits of a drama. They have a First or Second chakra blockage that makes them feel they are in a competition with us for survival or power, and they are seeking to gain advantage over us by pulling us downward through bogging us in a corrosive drama. That, or they simply are addicted to the so-called “thrill” of drama and will create one if they can’t find one. The higher-perspective action to take on this discernment is to stay emotionally detached from the drama, and not lose sight of the Principle of Oneness no matter what they are trying to draw us into.

  • Karma

If it’s the Law of Karma, it is possible that the person is fulfilling a karmic obligation to us to give us the experience of pain, if that is going to be the only motivation we will respond to for transcending the impulse for vengeance. The higher-perspective take on this discernment is that we may have gone incarnation after incarnation in tit-for-tat exchanges of wounding with our offender, and are being offered yet another chance to finally get over this contracting impulse. The higher-perspective action to take on this discernment is to seize the opportunity and conquer the impulse for vengeance!

  • Self Responsibility

If it’s the Law of Self Responsibility, the higher-perspective view is that most likely the person does not understand or might not accept that they have options on how to behave and are not “made” to do or feel anything.  This has lead them to feel that it was our fault they harmed us. The higher-perspective view to take here is that it’s likely that until the person transcends that mindset, nothing we say is going to convince them their argument is not true, and we simply refuse to get involved with their drama. We leave it God to work with the person on understanding how they are responsible for their own instincts, actions, and choices.

  • Discernment

If it’s the Law of Discernment, most likely the person is swept up in an illusion that is leading them to act against the Principle of Oneness, and they currently are not spiritually mature enough to realise that. They have a false belief in superiority, exclusiveness, and separation that is clouding their vision. The higher-perspective view to take here is that they are to be pitied, not hated or retaliated against, and to refuse to see them as an enemy.

  • Humility

If it’s the Law of Humility, most likely the person is forgetting that any constructive talents they have in this particular incarnation are aspects of the ultimate creator expressing itself, and the misplaced pride and arrogance they are projecting is something to be amused with, not offended by. Or, if we are witnessing the expression of ungracious pride at a victory that was achieved through violation of the spiritual laws, we are seeing a sign of contraction in the person, and can rightfully conclude that the offender will be subject to the second law of thermodynamics sooner or later, but in God’s time, not ours. The higher-perspective view to take is that it the person is addicted to drama, and that is a problem for the person to work out with God.

“To Understand All is to Forgive All”

Given we ourselves probably haven’t yet mastered the laws and principles, we do know personally what it’s like to struggle with them. With this helpful piece of mindfulness we probably find that we often cut ourselves some slack when we miss the mark with one of them. The Principle of Oneness calls on the sophisticated seekers of spiritual maturity to offer our offenders this same forgiveness that we freely extend to ourselves.

If we think extending this type of forgiveness is beyond our capability, or not natural, or not worth sacrificing the exhilarating thrill of a drama for — or if we Just. Want. The. Other. Person. To. Suffer. — consider what Ascended Master White Eagle has to say in his book “The Quiet Mind” about maintaining the higher perspective:

“The [Ascended Masters] of the great Lodge in the world of spirit are happy because they are at peace, undisturbed by dark happenings. You will say, “Is it right to be undisturbed by the dark things?” Yes, my child, because by maintaining inner peace and letting the light burn steadily within you, you are doing far more good than if you get excited and argumentative about disagreeable conditions. Keep your poise; be steady on your path.”

The Ascended Masters call on the serious seekers of spiritual maturity to follow their example of maintaining the higher perspective, no matter what the people around us are calling on us to do or how they are goading us to respond. That means that we resist the pull of emotional engagement in day-to-day drama, and that we never fall out of the Principle of Oneness, no matter what — no matter what.  

When an Energetic Attack Hits the Bullseye

Sometimes the energetic fog of shock and devastation resulting from an unexpected energetic attack that hit us hard is just too thick to see through, making it practically impossible to reach the highest-perspective viewpoint in good time. We might have come far enough on the spiritual path to intellectually understand that our experience is more than likely an initiation of some sort, but despite all of our spiritual accomplishments, that intellectual knowledge is not enough to overpower the raw emotion that has hit us between the eyes. We are telling ourselves to react to the attack from the highest perspective, but the wound we have sustained is throbbing and swelling intensely, we are reeling, and we simply can’t see through the fog.

In these circumstances we might be able to discern that our attacker is struggling with Oneness and Transcendence (resulting in the desire to compete with us, control us, stop us), and realise we are facing an initiation test (probably related to Free Will and Detachment), but we find that this realistic higher-perspective understanding is not helping us bounce back from the attack. This is because the hit that our First, Second and/or Third chakras took in the unexpected aggression has stunned us, leaving us practically incapacitated by reverberating shock waves. Our auric field has been well and truly penetrated.

In circumstances as severe as these we do not come down hard on ourselves for not being able to immediately outplay what we know internally. We allow ourselves to be the victim that we indeed are at the time of impact and in the few days after it. But at the same time, we do not forget that we will need to truly detach (which will stabilise the wound) as soon as possible. We maintain awareness that although it is alright to suffer right now, we can’t stay in this condition for too long and will have to get ourselves out of it if we don’t want to let the experience move us downward.

If we are coming up to a week and the fog still hasn’t cleared enough for us to take control of our emotions, it would be a self-responsible idea to seek the services of a first-class energetic healer, preferably one who uses the Metatronic technique, to take the sting off the intensity of our pain. This type of energy-clearing assistance removes the emotional inflammation that is preventing us from commencing the healing process.

The point is, whilst we are still students on the path, fog is fog, and sometimes we have to wait for it to clear before we can move forward.

Higher Perspectives Lead to Transcendence

Whilst we serious seekers of spiritual maturity aim to master the Art of the Higher Perspective to the point that we are using it constantly and in real time, until such time that we can do that we might find that we are mainly using the higher perspective retrospectively. This is because we are very used to impulsively reacting to people and situations rather than purposefully responding to them, and this “reactivity” gives us no time to discern the higher perspective on a given situation in real time. However, our committed practice to reflecting on our daily actions and experiences gives us the opportunity to retrospectively find those higher perspectives we missed.

The technique for reaching the higher perspective retrospectively is to trace our reactions in a given situation back to the precise point in the experience that we lost control of ourselves and let things get out of hand — for it is at that time that we exercised a Free Will choice that was a direct path to drama instead of transcendence.

Once we discern when we made that decision, we then see if we can truthfully discern why we made that particular decision when we could have made a more expansive one. Until we have integrated the laws and principles into our life to the extent that their high vibrations have refined the way we express our emotions, that “why” will usually boil down to having reacted in a manner without consideration of one or more of the laws or principles, which resulted in the situation getting out of control.

We then check to see whether we are defending the choice we made that resulted in the drama. If we find ourselves justifying our original choice on the basis that the situation called for an exception to whichever law or principle, we are called on to be mindful enough to realise that is what we are doing at that moment. Then, when we realise we are justifying our poor decision, we reach for the higher perspective on why we are justifying it. That reason, too, will be a problem with one or more of the laws or principles. Which ones? Why might we have the problem with those ones? We then excavate and excavate like this for as far as our powers of discernment can take us. This discipline will see one piece of higher perspective lead to another piece, which will lead to another piece, up the spiral staircase of truth. Oh, how quickly we can arrive at the highest of higher perspectives once we have Mindfulness mastered and the courage to accept self responsibility for our free will actions!

Our Ticket to the Fast Track

Developing the skill of automatically filtering every experience and thought through the highest perspective does require conscious effort as we set out. We are so conditioned to seeing things from the perspective of our own ego, whereby everything that happens has something to do with us; and from the perspectives created by unmanaged emotions let loose in previous experiences, which all occurred during the eras in which we were not aware of the laws and principles underpinning ours and everyone else’s lives. But once we have used our conscious will for a short while, it is not long before the higher perspective is our default filter.

The reason we make the free will decision to master the Art of the Higher Perspective is that so we can consciously step through the myriad of an open portals to transcendence that pop up right in front of us all day long each and every day, each time we interact with another person, each time we have a thought, each time we act.

The key to getting off the Karmic wheel is Transcendence. The key to Transcendence is forgiveness. The key to forgiveness is the Higher Perspective. Master it, and you’re on your way.

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