Midnight in the Garden

Midnight in the Garden
Archangel Metatron through James TyberonnGreetings, beloveds. I am Metatron, lord of light. I greet you
all in unconditional love. Masters, your lives are magnificent
journeys of ever-continuing exploration. Certain lifetimes are
more strategically aligned for quantum leaps. You are in such
an alignment in the present. Accordingly, the present experience
for many of you is more poised for critical gain. The myriad
frequencial resonances and embellished energies of the ascension
make this so. Yet achieving these gains, these quantum
leaps in consciousness, requires concerted effort.
Such concerted effort can and does occur in your higherdimensional
aspect above duality, and it is available to you in
the Earth plane. But a clear mind and appropriate work discipline
is required to receive this energetic support in order to
move forward optimally in this dawning of the ascension. We
know that it is not always easy, dear ones, but we tell you it is
extremely important.
We say seize the moment and manage your time. For this
is crucial to so much in life, from the learning and application
of skills to everyday judgment and decision-making. And in
the ongoing acceleration of energies, it is essential that you put
forth your maximum effort. Masters, you have waited so long to
be present at this prolific time, so it is time to bring your best
effort, your “A game,” forward!

Effort Is Divine
Now, many of your epitaphs read “rest in peace.” But while
there is peace in transition, you will find that you will receive
a vast infusion of incredible light and energy on your passing
from the Earth plane, and it will serve you well. You see, the
fabled steps of Saint Peter’s heavenly gate are not for sleeping.
We tell those of you who are lethargic this: The dimensional
transition you term as death will not bring you an eternal resting
place. You may rest for a while, if this is your wish, but it
will occur in a period that is better defined as a review of the life
experience that was just transcended and a garnering of what
was gained. A reenergizing occurs in this time that associates
you to the true nature and vast energies of your higher self.
But be aware that in this higher energy, effort is also needed to
move eternally higher.
So not only must you use your abilities after death but you
must also face up to yourself for those abilities that you did not
use during your previous physical existence. This occurs somewhat
in the same manner that an athlete may review a game
film to determine what was done well and what areas need finetuning.
You see, growth is eternal.
We assure you that there is nothing more stimulating or
more worthy of actualization than your manifested desire to
evolve, to change for the better. This is indeed the mission of
each of your lifetimes. And that process continues even after
the university of Earth is completed.
So we tell you that the ascension of 2012 does not mean nirvana
has been achieved and you can rest on your laurels. In fact,
the current period of the ascending Earth is a time of great intensity.
It is quite difficult, and necessitates great effort on your part.
In many ways, the astrological gravities bathing the earth in 2011
and 2012 are a purposed training ground, not unlike an obstacle
course designed to compel you into greater strength. So it is
essential that you do not get tired or become overwhelmed. You
can do this. Please do not fall into apathy—do not give up! From
the greater perspective, love is the energy required to overcome
apathy and inaction, which in your vernacular may be termed
laziness. So this leads us into our present discussion.
Masters, it may surprise many of you to understand that, in
the wider stance and scope, mundane laziness is in opposition
to the science and art of love. That is because laziness is the passive
failure of love. At times, it is indeed the passive-aggressive
nonachievement of love. And masters, learning to achieve the
creativity of responsible love in its integral frequency is why
you are here—period. In that context, we can say that apathy
and laziness are the nemeses of love.
Masters, we do understand that it is relatively easy to
become confused in physicality and withdraw from the necessary
calibrations of self-examination. That often leads to a sense
of confused lethargy. If this is allowed to spiral downward, some
may find themselves encased in a shell that leads to isolation
and wasted opportunity. In this scenario, people may become
stuck and not lift a finger to extend themselves unless they are
compelled to do so. Their being becomes a manifestation of
nonlove. To be clear, this does not imply that they are evil in
your terms but rather that they are not on path.

The Polarity of Love and Power
Will is required to face the challenges of the university of Earth.
And the development of strength of will is essential but must also
be balanced in humility. Many of you in metaphysics are familiar
with the axiom, “Take your power and stand in your truth.”
This is appropriate, for integral love does indeed require a
necessary component of great strength. Both power and love
are sciences and arts that many of you have devoted many lifetimes
to learning. You have devoted lifetimes to servitude to
learn the aspects of love, putting others before the self. In this
process, the frequencial aspect of self-love and self-worth were
somewhat misunderstood and diminished.
You have also had many lifetimes devoted to developing
love and strength. Often these became quite polarized. In bringing
the two together, the nuances of power must be refined and
indeed shifted. Within love and strength, you see, the retrieval
of what may be termed soul fragmentation may be faced and
brought into merkanah harmony through great effort.
And then, dear ones, when the segments of power and love
are integrated, another process of refining the two incurs and it is
complex. The key is to live creatively rather than destructively and
to apply the wisdom gleaned from your sojourns in your relationships
with yourself and others by dealing with the challenges of life
that arise. That refinement is the “garden of power and love,” and
it requires the extreme distillation of knowledge into wisdom.
You see, every level of advancement creates a new paradigm,
and each new paradigm brings with it more complex puzzles to
solve. Certainly the challenges facing one on the verge of mastery
are far different and far more complex than those in the initial
stages of life in duality. And so as you reach the accelerated stages,
it is inevitable that you will be forced to make choices that are less
immediately apparent. Often these are no longer obvious choices
between love and hate or good and evil in the subtlest of manners;
the choices shift to those between love and power. Each gain
achieved carries you into higher realms and higher dimensions.
Indeed the polarity paradigm differs in each new stage.
You see, love and power are perhaps the most compelling
and complex of life lessons. True power exists within the
gracefulness of love. But the seeming paradox is that love also
requires the strength of will to complete it in duality. And in
the development of will, it is crucial that this strength contain
humility, lest one develop control issues.

Lifetimes of Servitude and Lifetimes of Learning Power
So, masters, we tell you that in your advanced path toward
completion, each of you will face a juncture, a defining yet subtle
directional choice that will either take you forward or circle
back again to the same decisional crossroad. It is not the simple
choice between evil and good but rather the choice between
illusionary power and the true path of love. And so very, very
often, the path of illusion is taken long before it is realized.
This is because what is appropriate for one level of growth, once
completed, is not necessarily best suited for the next.
There are certain intermediate sojourns in which the requisite
for developing strength of will was indeed the right choice. In
such sojourns of learning power, the decisions were true-or-false
choices, but now the testing becomes far more complex. It is a
multiple-choice question with an essay, and all of the choices contain
some of the answer. But only one contains your full truth.
The dawning of 2012 is the quickening, the eleventh hour
before the midnight of the illuminating morn. It is midnight in the
garden of power and love. In the crucible of the ascension, the forks
in the road are not always two-pronged. A singular path can open
to multiple intersections, and none of them are clearly marked.
Accordingly, many of you in advanced sojourns have a series
of lifetimes—within multidimensional time holograms—that
follow the focused study of either love or power. These lifetimes
can become drastically different and separate sequences
of experience, and many of you are now engaged in the task of
joining the two in the final stages of lessoned growth.
In other words, specific lifetime quests of learning to
create power responsibly are paralleled within two separate
series—one string devoted to learning the aspects of love and
the other to learning the aspects of power. Often the earthly
expressions and experimentations of these two strings take
such powerfully contrasting soul paths that what may be
termed soul fragmentation occurs.
As a case in point, many of you have a series of lifetimes
in the cloth—lifetimes of servitude in the realms of monkhood,
sisterhood, priesthood, and so on. The focus is learning
humility and the benefit of serving others in an open, loving
nature. And then you also have a connective string of sojourns
in explorations of power, sojourns in which you assume key
leadership roles. These lifetimes may be spent as rulers, leaders
in government or commerce, members of ruling dynasties, and
people of immense commercial wealth.
Polarized consciousness
It is an interesting aspect of the filters of duality that your personality
expressions in these two parallel studies are often so starkly
dissimilar and contrasting that there is a separation of consciousness
polarity between the two. This occurs in somewhat the
same fashion, albeit to a different purpose, in your male/female
sojourns. Humans tend to consider that most of their lifetimes
are either male or female. Most males in humanity do not recognize
or relate to the many lifetimes they have lived in female
form and vice versa. It is a three-dimensional separation.
This differential occurs even more potently in your lifetime
strings of learning responsibility of power and learning the
nuances of love. Both of these polar lessons are so comprehensive
that completely different environmental and astrological
patterns are chosen for them, and a soul chasm separates the
two that necessitates bringing them back together.
As we have stated, you all need to learn how to love and also
how to create responsibly, so you plan separate lifetime strings in
power setups and love setups. The focal study and experiences
of these setups can become so vastly different that they become
extremely polarized. Personalities within each setup evolve so
differently that, in some cases, what may be termed a soul fragmentation,
or soul polarization, seemingly occurs within the
multidimensional holograms of your lifetimes.
Some of you would be quite shocked at the extremities.
Many of you in your spiritual contexts would feel repulsed by
the personality expressions you have experienced in learning
power, and vice versa, thus the soul fracture. Yet all must
be harmonized, retrieved, and reconciled into soul harmony.
The good in each must be chosen, and what does not serve
must be released.
This retrieval and harmony can and must occur. A process
for this is taught in the merkavah phase, the second level
of the merkanah crystalline lightbody, as well as the third. As
you reach the more complex stages of your lifetimes, you blend
the two life streams. This is among the most complex of puzzles
and one of the last pieces required for true mastery. And
so as you retrieve the soul—and many of you are doing that
now—you will blend the two chains of studies into the present
experience. This presents a great challenge, for at times
as you travel along the pathway of enlightenment, you will
come to algorithmic forks in the road where you must choose
between two directions.
A fork in the road appears that will seem to you to be
right in either direction. The fork is between power and love,
and both are necessary, dear ones. So the decision is which
one takes precedent, and that lesson is among the most difficult
you will encounter. Love does not mean allowing someone
else to step on your foot, and power does not mean stepping
on the feet of others who are in the way when you are
sure you are right.

The Double-Edged Sword of Leadership
The decision process becomes so much more critical for those
who achieve influential authority in spiritual leadership, for
responsibility to enact the truth is required to keep what has
been learned. Influence is the double-edged sword of spiritual
leadership, dear ones, and it must be tempered and ever
wielded in wisdom.
All of you are sparks of Creator. All of you are family composed
of divine mind. So remember as you move forward that
love is a frequencial key that can never be forgotten. Yet there
will be times when all humans do forget. And I speak to all of
you when I say this. Walking your talk is imperative in spiritual
leadership. Yet the pitfalls are more difficult to see as you move
forward, and there may be times when you are less patient with
others of a different mindset or lesser advancement. And that
in itself is a setup of trial and growth.
We beseech you not to put yourself on a throne and not
to forsake those who abide in what may appear to you as the
dimmer recesses of heart and mind. Do not so quickly condemn
those who attempt to cast doubt on you or point fingers at the
errors of others, even when the accusers refuse to see the faults
within themselves. And while we recognize this is easier said
than done, do not turn away from conflict so quickly and selfrighteously
that your haste and knee-jerk reaction blinds you to
a greater truth. Take time to self-review, and do so from a stance
of dispassion. Doesn’t one of your four agreements tell you never
to take anything personally? There is indeed wisdom in this.

The Path to True Wisdom
We will share another pearl of acumen. Take a moment to
deeply consider this: Wisdom does not automatically occur through
the mere collation of knowledge, regardless of how vast. Rather, it
comes through the intense distillation of experience and self-review in
pure unbiased thought.
True wisdom can only occur in states of nonemotional examination
of your experience via your own inner third-person stance.
And to do this, you must filter out the untoward unconscious
beliefs associated with experience in your three-dimensional
mind. Do you understand? It is a conceptual shift.
Indeed all of you will at certain points encounter this conceptual
shift as a subjective experience of clear mind when
you access the fifth dimension. It will enter as a pure, unbi-
ased thought and feel like a refreshing, invigorating wave. It is a
fifth-dimensional vibrational matrix that each of you must recognize
and then nurture. For it is the mechanism that removes
you from the gilded cage of hidden ego aggrandizement.
When you blend lifetimes of power and love, all of you
will have certain obstacles to clear. You will not yet understand
that these were blockages at all because they may have
served you to get to a certain point of growth in your threedimensional
This will inevitably occur as you retrieve your life streams
of power and love into oneness. It will occur as a moment
of clarity. It enters in a crystalline wave, a blue tsunami in a
field of seeming superconductivity explored and experienced
within merkanah. But this achievement requires focus and
effort in unification.

The Unending Journey of Integrity
As we have told you so many times, spiritual growth and spiritual
leadership are journeys and not destinations. They require
constant self-review and recalibration to maintain. So many
through the eons of time have defaulted when the power of
leadership led to ego imbalance. For indeed the steed of power
can blind and unseat the rider and lead in its speed into rocky
paths and untoward grounds.
All of you will be tempted by the seduction of power, especially
when notoriety and celebrity come into play. When the
self-aggrandizement of ego enters, it often does so as if through a
back window left open. It moves in unnoticed and unrecognized
because it was not your intent. The tell-tale marking is revealed
when being right takes on greater importance than love.
Masters, the weave of ego into the energy field is often so
subtle that the fall is unseen by the individual. How many of
your wars have been fought in downward-spiraled destruction
by so-called religious factions fighting over the dogma of what
is sacred and whose truth is the real truth? Masters, humility is
the key. Never take yourself so seriously that you lose sight of
your own humanity within duality.

Discernment Is Key to mastery
Many in metaphysics who carry a great deal of spiritual
knowledge develop the urge to share this knowledge. While
this in itself is a positive attribute, it is also necessary to
avoid the ego trappings of spiritual one-upmanship and
guruship. It is correct to make known the mystery, yet each
must use individual discernment to find his or her own inner
voice. The time of the guru has passed. Each of you are now
compelled to be your own guide. Discernment is the key. If it
does not resonate, reject it.
The goal is to develop the divinity within the self. The
goal is not to channel ascended masters or angelic beings but
rather to channel your own inner divinity. To be clear, there
are indeed souls who channel ascended masters and angels,
but this cannot be achieved without first channeling the
divinity of self. Access to the master within you is all that is
ever needed or required. You are gods!
So we end this essay in acumen of truth: Individual discernment
is ever the key, for one man’s truth may be another man’s
folly. And the manner in which you harmonize multiple truths is a
great test of spirituality.

An Exquisite Odyssey of Algorithm
Your sojourns on the Earth are a marvelous opportunity to discover
and explore what is within and without you. You are on
an exquisite odyssey of algorithm. The third dimension serves
to assist you in moving higher and thus works hand in hand
with the algorithmic puzzle by facilitating and prompting the
outward manifestation of inner spirit through frontal mind.
The octaves available in the third dimension are highlighted
in your initial tarriance and campaigns on the Earth
plane. But as you progress, the third dimension must give
way to the higher crystalline octaves of the fifth dimension
for true advancement toward merkanic, harmonic
As each of you progress in spirit and wisdom, the path
quickens into more challenging and complex sojourns, and
the polarity shifts in kind. The forks in the road become less
polarized in the obvious manner. The clarity between black and
white becomes a bit more shaded in gray, and greater thought is
required to differentiate the true path of mastery.
The greatest power is the power of love. Love yourself and
love one another, for the unity of love is a great and beautiful
accomplishment for humankind in micro and macro terms. Masters,
know that we are ever with you and we ever honor you on this
incredible journey. I am Metatron, lord of light, and I share with
you these truths. And so it is.

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