< New Earth 1 > Of all the angels who came to this Earth, there indeed was a special group. It is the one that is family. It is you, and the other eight million plus lightworkers who are on the planet at this time. There are special attributes of each of you that are different than other humans. Each of you came here with particular energy attributes that are indeed different. If you trace your paths and the paths of other lightworkers, you have been ones who have been very involved in religions in past lives. And spiritual quests in the past lives. And workings of energies.

< New Earth 4 > You will see an interesting rewrite of your human history of the past two thousand years, as there come new discoveries. Ancient texts that have been long buried are now ready to come forth. What you thought was history, what you accepted as reality, will change. Oh, and certainly this will shake the academic world and the scholars and those who have held the energy of your structured religions.

< New Earth 11QA > Most here have been on the path for many, many lifetimes. Most here have been in search of Truth. Most here have rejected the organized religions. And most here were the ones who organized the organized religions. (much laughter) You have been used to rejection from others. You have been considered somewhat eccentric by your own family and friends. But at the heart of this was your intent for Truth, your intent for Divinity. Now you are at that point.

< New Earth 13 > This, my dear friends, is the time of the new energy of Earth. With the spiritual physics such that they are, this is truly the first time in the history of humankind on Earth that it is possible to bring in the energy of the Divine Self. Oh, you and others have tried in the past. You have tried to figure out God. You have tried to be holy and spiritual. You have had journeys in past lifetimes in religious orders. You have started many religions, as we have mentioned. But until recent months of your time, it has not been possible to truly begin bringing in this divine energy. The veil was thick. The True Self was in a cocoon of sorts. The vibration of Earth was not appropriate. We come now to the time where it is now possible to bring it in and to begin working with it and to begin using it.

< Ascension 3 > We see that with the events and the major leap in consciousness from four weeks and four days ago that changes will continue to sweep the world. What we see is that there will be a change at the core level of your own churches and religions. There has been much energy focused on these recently. This will continue. The churches that hold an imbalance of energy, that hold duality, can no longer survive in the new energy. The churches that promote separation between God and man cannot hold their own as you move into the new energy. The churches that create an enemy, the devil, other religions… they cannot move so well into the new energy.

The churches hold a tremendous imbalance of duality energy at this time. You will see them always associated with the core of the problems, as you have for thousands and ten of thousands of years. You will see this continue, but you will see their walls come crumbling down, meaning they will be forced to change, to be more open, or they will crumble and be out of existence.

< Ascension 4QA > Speaking of which, we have talked to you in our recent gatherings and said that the real problems on Earth at this time are not even about religions battling with religions, or countries against countries. The real core energy issue is about the imbalance of male and female. Now, perhaps you will understand why relationships are the first casualty. But, they also have the greatest potential for new consciousness in this New Energy.

< Ascension 7 > It was interesting. With all the chaos and the destruction and the sadness that took place with this event of "9-11," we were somewhat shocked at the response. In the three days that followed, what came over the Earth for most of humans was a quiet, and a compassion, and a true sense of unity and oneness and caring.What came over the Earth at that time surprised us to a degree. But, I guess we shouldn’t have been. There was little agenda, other than loving each other. The overall, predominant energy of humankind was not to take up arms, was not to go slaughter another and perpetuate even more duality. The overall agenda was not to seek revenge. So often this is the way of both your religions and your politics. Instead, in the hearts and the souls of the individual humans on Earth, it was a time of reflection, and quiet, and caring, and no agenda.

< DivineHuman 1 > There are those that do not so much like this (changes). There are those who want to hold on to the old ways. You have seen it recently in your news - the old religions, wanting to hold on to belief systems, fearing that their students will walk away, that they will no longer support the church. It is a shame that these religions do not also make the appropriate changes with the times, that they do not listen to the soul and to the hearts of their own people. They want to hold onto something from 1000, and 2000, and 5000 years ago. They say that it is Holy Scripture, and it cannot be changed. It was never written that way. It was written in the moment, changeable in every new moment. The human soul evolves. Why would your books not evolve also? Why would not your beliefs… why would not the consciousness of the moment change?

< DivineHuman 1QA > As far as affecting others (adding your energy to other's headache energy)… indeed, you effect others! Isn't that what you have chosen… to have your light, to have your enlightenment shining, if they so choose to use it? There is an interesting physics that is set up here that it is very difficult to affect another human on a consciousness basis, not a physical, but on a consciousness basis, unless they so choose to be affected. Understand that simply because you are choosing a particular path or particular expression, you are not changing them unless they so choose.

So many Shaumbra are worried because of things you have done in the past, of - how to say - changing the minds and thoughts and beliefs of others. We have told you before… you are ones who helped create the religions. You are the ones who helped (chuckling) brainwash the other humans. And, you are worried about doing that again. But, it is different in the New Energy. You work in a neutrally energized basis. Your energy is in a neutral state until the other human so chooses to use it. Then, it is their responsibility. It is not yours.

< DivineHuman 4 > I can clearly see, dear friends, that one thing, in particular, must change right now upon this Earth. It is your religions. The religions must change. Who holds the power? It is not the politicians. It is those who are your religious and spiritual leaders on Earth. Who are the ones that influence the souls? More than any, it is the churches. And, I have seen how the churches are holding back and holding back people. This must change.

The churches are standing on old rules, and old regulations, and old fears. They are telling old stories. The ones who are the religious leaders, the ones who open up the doors of the churches, are afraid of their own shadows. And, they are afraid to step forth and to speak their truth. And, they are afraid because they know that they do not know God! They live with this and they sleep with it. They pray, and pray, and pray to know God… to no God. You can take that to mean it both ways. … … … < see more stories >

< DivineHuman 6 > Let us talk about the philosophical issue of cloning. We know there is much controversy. There will continue to be controversy. The ones who will speak out against it are our dear friends, the conventional religious leaders. (audience laughter) They do not believe that you are God. They stand at the pulpit, and they do not believe that you are God. They do not believe in the meld of science and spirit, and the fact that you can create great things.

< DivineHuman 8 > The wars that you have right now are based on religion. It is not the economy. It is not oil. It is about religions. There is old karma at play here. There are conflicts between the Christianity and Islam. There are conflicts between all of the churches. It is coming to a head now. And this is so appropriate. This is so appropriate. Dear friends, this is why you are here on Earth now, and why you are Shaumbra. Yes, you see… you were the ones who created these churches. You were the ones who created the New Thought so very long ago. You helped to build the religions.

At some point in your soul, you knew it was time to let go and to allow yourself to come to a new truth and a new understanding. You saw how the divine word was distorted, and twisted, and changed for human purposes. And it saddened you. It still saddens you at your core. So many of you walked away from not only the religious orders but also from life. You know what I am speaking about.

You came back in recent incarnations, but you led lonely lives off by yourself. You were disillusioned by what you had created and what had become of the churches, disillusioned by the wars, by the lack of compassion and love. You were disillusioned by the energies that were created through the churches, that went out and tried to conquer the world. So many of you were involved in past lives in one of the many, many, many crusades, and not just the Christian crusades, but the crusades of Islam and the crusades of many other religions.

You left the very churches that you loved so dearly, the very churches that you had helped to build. Then you went into seclusion. You tried to forget who you were. You saw the result of what you had tried to create. And, you did not like it so much. So you hid yourself. You went on a lonely journey… some of you here for many, many lifetimes… dozens of lifetimes… alone… removed.

< DivineHuman 8 > Dear friends, when you look at this concept of the Shaumbra University being built on Earth, it frightens you. You remember. You say, "But, I helped to create the churches. Look what they have done." Dear friends, that was the Old, and it has served a purpose. The churches have led humanity on a path of their awakening divinity.

As we have talked about before, Archangel Gabriel sounded the trumpet for you to come back again… for you to be the teachers… for you to step forward… not to create a religion, but to create a consciousness. The call went out, not to have lengthy documents and books about how life should be lived, but rather to simply illuminate your own divinity, bring it into your life. Being in the Now as a Divine Human is the best example, the best way to show others.

< DivineHuman 10QA > The Jehovah family bonds are not just from lifetimes on Earth. They are from a group prior to coming to Earth, back before Earth was ever created. This was more of a celestial group called - how to spell - C-I-D-A, Cida, that you were all part of.

We emphasize that so many groups and religions right now have ties from long before they ever came to Earth, including the tribe of Israel that I was a part of. We were a group that knew each other so very well prior to coming to Earth. We brought much karma with us when we came to Earth.

This was intensified during the period of Atlantis, where our group tended to rule Atlantis. We tended to dominate. We were a very elite group. There was a karmic condition and karmic cleansing that the children of Israel, the Jewish tribe, agreed to. This is what you know as World War II.

< DivineHuman 12 > There were some of you that wanted to maintain an alliance to the church at the time, to the synagogue. Some of you did not want to be rebels, but rather wanted to try to integrate your new thoughts, your new way of looking at humanity and spirituality into the structure of the church. You wanted to stay in alignment with the churches, to flow with their energy. Others of you were quite the rebels. You wanted to go off on your own, to start your own new religion.

< NewEnergy 2 > In the times of Lemuria, dear friends, you did not have churches. There were no religions. There was not even the understanding of God! There was no need to try to understand at that time. You were coming into this Earth to experience what it was like to be in human body… and also to help balance out the biology… and to also help Gaia develop the life system here on Earth. You had difficulty holding your energy in the physical body. It was rather challenging. But, it was a fun game to play. As the energies became more and more focused, you were able to hold yourself in biology.

< NewEnergy 2 > In the time of Atlantis, a wonderful and sometimes difficult time, you helped to balance the biology so that it took its basic form that you have today. There was much research done back then about how to create this body vessel, how to make humans look generally the same. But even in the days of Atlantis, with all of the understandings of working with energy, we did not have an understanding or even a concept of God. We did not talk in those terms. We did not even think in those terms. We did not have the consciousness. In a sense, all that we understood was the human. The human was God at that time. We did not understand so much about the Earth and the stars. We came to great understandings about the human and the biology.

< NewEnergy 2 > Until some 6,000 years ago there was not the understanding of God as you would know it today. Six thousand years ago there was hardly even what you would call religion. It wasn't in the consciousness of humanity at the time. Religion, as you know it, has only been around these last 6000 years. And, yes - to the one who just asked - that is why some religions believe that mankind is only 6,000 years old in spite of scientific evidence that says otherwise. It was only 6,000 or so years ago where there came to be the conscious understanding of God, and therefore, religions were established.

< NewEnergy 2 > All this time there was an energy of suffering in the human consciousness. This suffering originated in a time long before you ever came to Earth. It manifested itself in the human consciousness, particularly in the growth and evolution of humanity during the times of Lemuria and Atlantis. And, it became particularly intense about 6,000 years ago. It was one of the Seven Seals of Consciousness.

< NewEnergy 2 > The energy of suffering and struggling came from the fact that it was difficult to accept your self and your identity. You thought of yourself as something far removed and different from God. Humans felt that they were banished from heaven, punished for having done something wrong, waiting for a savior to pull you out of the depths of the human condition. You believed that you had to crawl on your hands and knees, worship God, be devout and suffer. The struggling and suffering energy has been deeply ingrained in the human condition for some time now.

< NewEnergy 2 > Then came the time of Yeshua. He came in to teach a new type of God… not an angry, old male God… a not God that was filled with punishment… not a God that needed to be worshiped. Indeed, dear friends, how ridiculous - why would God need you to worship… Her? (audience laughter) That makes no sense. That makes no sense! Yeshua came in to teach about a new type of God. You incarnated to Earth in and around that time, carrying the new seed of the Christ consciousness in you. Yeshua was the spokesperson. You were the carriers.

< NewEnergy 2 > But humanity was still filled with guilt, still filled with so much struggling and suffering that they could not hear your words or the words of Yeshua. Indeed, they nailed Yeshua to a cross! Dear friends, the cross is a divine symbol, a sacred geometric pattern. It is the intersection of the divine and the human. The horizontal line represents the human, and the vertical line represents the divine. They intersect, and all of the elements are equal and balanced. There is not one line longer than the other. It is a sacred symbol that has been around for a long, long time. It has also been abused by many.

< NewEnergy 2 > As this new potential for knowing the God within was awakening on the planet at that time, humanity did something to this sacred symbol (cross). They nailed a man to it! They placed a horrible energy on this sacred symbol. They put suffering in the doorway of divine revelation. It has stayed there ever since. That is why John Paul comes in today. He understands. He has done his work in trying to help remove this suffering energy from humanity.

< NewEnergy 2 > Religions do more to affect the consciousness of humanity than anything on Earth! If changes are made in the religions, changes will be made in consciousness. Then, all things can move forward to their next cycle with ease, and grace, and love. But, dear friends, the Old Energy of suffering that is deeply imbedded on the planet now. It needs to be removed. Your religious and spiritual institutions - whether it was in Christianity, Buddhism, Muslim, or any of the rest of these - continue to hold the energy of suffering. You continue to think you need to suffer on your spiritual journey. It is time to let that go.

< NewEnergy 2 > There are religions on Earth right now that treat women like second-class citizens. Those women have agreed to be treated like that. They are carrying a burden from the past, a time long before you ever came to Earth, when the feminine energy was in power and was very abusive. The feminine energy had learned how to be the seductress. It still is. There was an abuse of power, so now there are many women who allow themselves to suffer and continue to suffer for this. They wear veils over their faces. They cannot even sit in the churches. They cannot allow themselves to be seen. They are covered in a shroud of guilt. They suffer for old wounds. It is time to let go of that.

< NewEnergy 2 > The churches continue to tell you that you were thrown out of the Garden of Eden, that Adam and Eve had done something wrong. Dear friends, this is an old, old story. It is not true to begin with. There is a great misunderstanding about the metaphors that were originally created about the Garden of Eden and Adam and Eve. Indeed, it does represent the Adam Cadman energy, also the Eve, the female energies, the feminine. It represents, in a sense, your own leaving Home to go out on a wonderful journey.

But, dear friends, this is so much a part of religion. They say that you have to work your way back to God. Those who call themselves devout pierce their skin… damage their body… crawl along the ground… and get bloody so they may be seen as worthy in God's eyes. Dear friends, God does not need this, want this, or enjoy this. These are Old Energies that are stuck upon your Earth.

< NewEnergy 2 > It is time for spiritual freedom on your Earth. It is time for the churches to let go of their Old ways, or their walls will continue to come tumbling down. It is a time for humans on Earth to understand that God is love… that God is compassion… that God is creation… that God is deep and true understanding of all of these things. You will see dramatic changes in the churches. The changes will continue as long as they hold onto the Old Energies.

< NewEnergy 6QA > In the past several days we had done a Shoud for the group that was gathered for the celebration. And, we talked to that group specifically that they had been together in the Temples of Tien in Atlantis. These were - how to say - phenomenal temples where we were studying human nature. We were beginning to have just a glimpse of divinity, just a glimpse of God. We did not understand God as you do today. We did not have religions back in those days. We were much more scientific and much more practical. But, we began to have some sort of enlightenment that there was more than just humans on Earth. There was a guiding force.

< NewEnergy 9 > The churches of the Western world have emanated from that very spot (Canaan). They started there. Yeshua walked there. The religious leaders all have been there as the Mecca for the Abrahamic religions - this very spot. Oh, the land itself… there are more beautiful in the world, more beautiful places. But, this land in Israel held the energies of a time when God could walk on Earth, a time of "You are God also."

So many religions in the meantime have felt this energy and have tried to own it, tried to make it theirs. So many of them have camped out there. They have put their own energy holders there, from every aspect. Oh, indeed, even from the metaphysical, even from the New Age energy holders. But, there are different types of energy holders. There are the energy holders that never want to let go of the Old way, that want to keep a lid on it, that want to place nails in the lid to hold it down, never to let it out. There are energy holders who are there, like Shaumbra, simply holding a balance, holding a balance in duality, so that these energies could come forth at the right time.

< NewEnergy 9 > Religion as you know - the understanding of God as you know it - is really only some 6000 years old. Initially, as the consciousness of God started coming into humanity, there were many gods. There were gods of rain… gods of dirt… gods of the sun… of the moon… of everything. There were bird gods. There were monkey gods… every type of god you could imagine. It got very confusing, keeping track of them (some audience laughter). Then, it was a question of which god is stronger… which is bigger. And, then there were wars between the gods, created in the minds of humans.

< NewEnergy 9 > It wasn't until the time of Abraham when - how to say - God talked to Abraham, and said, "There is just me… one God… that's all. We don't have to have many gods. There is one." It was really the consciousness of humanity talking to Abraham, saying that it is time to understand that God was within… that there is a oneness to God… that there are not all these separate gods fighting each other, vying for control. You see… that was human consciousness at the time. That is all consciousness could comprehend.

< NewEnergy 9 > So, God came to Abraham, and said, "There is me. There is one." And, consciousness embraced it. Humanity embraced it. This drew together, once again, so many of what we call "the family of Hapiru," the ones who are the Jews. They have been working on this concept, this understanding, long before humans ever came to Earth. So, they were drawn together, and there was one God then. The many gods seemed to disappear. They became one.

< NewEnergy 9 > But, then humans tried to control it and make it their God and their way. God became a man… a white man… with a beard. And, he was old, and he had a bad temper (audience laughter)… one moment saying, "I love you. I love you so much." And the next moment saying, "You will go to hell forever." What kind of God is that? It was a God that supposedly gave all sorts of rules to Moses. Moses was not given rules or commandments. They were commitments from Spirit. But that is a whole other story.

< NewEnergy 9 > Yeshua came to Earth to try to help others to understand that God is within. It is one. It is many. But, it begins from within. From Abraham and all of the descendants and all of the energies in the area came many religions - the Christian religion… the Jewish religion… the Muslims… and many, many others - all claiming to have a truth about God… all claiming that if you didn't follow this truth, god would send you to some terrible place.

< NewEnergy 9 > Man created God… you see. The consciousness of humanity is God. It is time for that to change. It is time to go to a whole new level of Truth, Shaumbra. Some might call it blasphemy. Some might call it Satan. Some might fear because it has been so ingrained within humans - deep, deep ingrained this energy of God - that we have to hold on to the Old ways. We have to appease God. We have to worship God. Now, Shaumbra, you have so much wisdom. Why would God need to be worshiped? Honoring yourself, loving yourself, having compassion for yourself… ah, that is the New consciousness of God.

< NewEnergy 9 > So many of you were there during the time of Yeshua, even were there during the time of Moses and the time of Abraham. You've been following… you've been actually leading this whole thing. So many of you were there in the early days of the church with Peter. So many of you helped to start churches all over the world. Some of you got tired of what you had started in the past, and started a whole new church, a whole new way. But, it was just based on the Old Energy, the Old consciousness of God - God is male… God is punishing… God is separate… you see… always separate… living off there somewhere in the heavens, but not manifest here on Earth.

< Embodiment 2QA > You are re-establishing a relationship with Spirit, but in a whole new way. Now, part of this whole process that all of you have been going through is in your previous lifetimes, particularly the work that you did with the churches, or the synagogues, or even some of the other more ancient religions that many of us practiced together in Atlantis. There was this whole initial understanding of spirituality and a whole beginning concept of God, how we created God. So, there was a spiritual relationship that was established. And, it was strong, but it was separate… you see. There were some very wonderful - how to say - understandings of Spirit and God, but they were still based in separation and still based in duality.

< Embodiment 6QA > We want to talk a moment about one other type of blockage, one other thing that could possibly be holding you back. And, this is what we call a "spiritual blockage." You have - so many of you have - a preconceived notion or idea of what being spiritual is all about. You have this because you have spent so many of your lifetimes in spiritual service in the churches and synagogues, in the temples. So many of you have been instrumental in starting the modern religions of today. You have followed a very structured and disciplined path of spirituality. You have kept at it lifetime after lifetime. Yes, you have been attracted into different types of religions. And, many of you have actually in this lifetime chosen to go away from the religions on purpose.

< Embodiment 7 > I have an aversion to religions, and I expressed this vehemently in my lifetime as Saint-Germain. It got me into a bit of trouble. The church leaders are pompous. The church leaders are fearful. I'm glad I can say this. Tobias would not express these feelings so vigorously. The church energy right now is what is holding Earth back, what is holding humanity back. It is probably the most diseased energy of any on Earth. And, I am going to come back soon. I'm going to - as you would say - kick some ass (audience laughter) in terms of religion. I have heard Cauldre say many times that I'm far too serious, that I don't have a sense of humor. But, I do.

< Embodiment 8 > So, let us talk for a few minutes about why you are hypnotized. What is causing this? Why are you in this state of being? First of all, there is the influence of the churches. I spend much of my time and energy on this right now because, as I have said, the churches carry the most diseased energy on Earth of any right now. The energy of the churches - or of religion, in general, most of them, not all, but most of them - carry so much fear and so much duality. And, they have a grip on people. And, they have people hypnotized. They have people hypnotized, believing that there is a right and a wrong. There are people walking on Earth right now that literally believe in a devil, children that are frightened of this thing called Satan.

< Embodiment 8 > You want an experience? You can have it on the other realms, the nonphysical realms. You can go to heaven. You can go to hell. And, there are millions of souls laying in rest, waiting to be judged, waiting for Yeshua. It is difficult. And, you work with them at night. You are the type of EMS workers for those who are so locked into their own beliefs and their own type of hypnosis. Hypnosis works on both sides of the veil. It does. The churches of Earth have laid out this energy of fear, this energy of the devil. And, it still lays so heavy upon mankind. It (religion) is a relatively new creation and invention. Truly, only in the last six or seven thousand years of humankind has there been this hypnosis of religion. Prior to that we didn't have it.

< Embodiment 8 > In Atlantis, in Lemuria, there were no religions. We didn't understand the concept of God. We understood oneness. We understood love. We understood evolution and all of these things. But, God is a relatively new invention. Duality in the churches is a form of hypnosis. And, at this very moment around your world, it is holding billions of people in place out of fear.

< Embodiment 8 > You have been part of that (religion). So many of you have had that in your lifetimes. You have battled this, and you're still battling it. You're still wondering if you're doing the right thing. You're still wondering if you should perhaps return to your earlier religious roots. There was a sort of comfort in that, wasn't there? They took care of things for you. They answered the questions for you. They told you how to live your life. They told you who to be, and particularly who not to be. It was hypnosis. And, it still has an effect on you. It has an effect partly because you are still so loving and sensitive and open.

< Embodiment 8 > This hypnosis of religion holds so much of the consciousness of Earth right now. I am not speaking ill of the churches. I'm only trying to state facts. I can't speak ill of the churches. You and I helped to create them. We created them for a different purpose, especially two thousand years ago. We created some of the initial churches, some of the initial ways of humankind, as we were birthing this divine seed, this Christ consciousness on Earth. As you came into incarnation, you realized it was so hard to maintain the divine seed, the Christ consciousness in a very hostile and difficult world. So, you started to build churches, physical places that could be sacred, that could hold the sacred energy, that could house the divine Christ energy until it was time to truly radiate throughout all of the world. So, you helped to build the physical churches.

< Embodiment 12 > First, Shaumbra, understand that God is not power. Human consciousness right now equates God to power. It says God can create clouds and lightning and trees. God can move objects. God can do all of these powerful things. Humanity is still in the consciousness that God is power. There is a direct, related energetic link between the two concepts - God and power. When it boils down to it, the religions of the world still feel that God is power. They are frightened of God and her power.

< Clarity 4 > Religion - one of the most toxic foods of all (some laughter) - religion can feed those who are in that belief system. It continues to reinforce what they feel about themselves. It continues to reinforce their reality and their consciousness. Again, we are not saying that there's anything wrong with it. It is simply an energy, a food that comes into your being, particularly those religions that have a lot of dogmas, a lot of rules, a lot of books and a lot of studying. All that is, Shaumbra, is food, spirit energy food, consciousness food. That's all it is.

And, then they write more and more books. They have to because you have to keep feeding. And, if you are feeding from a - what we would call - a limited source, a defined source, you have to keep feeding more and more. You have to keep making new rules, writing more books, creating more laws, creating more concepts about God. It is just food for the soul. That's all it is.

< Teacher 2 > Humans give their power away, their energy balance away, in so many different ways. We mentioned the churches. They give it away to a God that they don't know... a God that is some artificial, manufactured creation of human consciousness and religion... and they give it away. "But God may not be happy with what I'm doing..." They have just given their energy balance away, because they are God. When they start projecting it outwards, they're giving it away.

< Teacher 6 > New Energy business. It's an important issue because business is the new government of the world. Business will also become the new religion of the world. Now we're not just talking about money, we're talking about business in terms of the transference of energy - the input/output of energy. The interrelationship between human beings and, most importantly, between countries. The ability to imagine, to create and manifest. This is what the actual core energy of business is all about. Many of you are going to be getting into that this year for the first time, or in a new and different way.

< Teacher 10 > It's happening on every different level. It's happening even on what you would call the religious levels. Now, we talk about religion a lot, because religion tries to own consciousness. Religion ... we're not speaking of any one religion here, but were are talking about religions in general ... religions are purely man-made. They have nothing to do with God. They do not understand God. Their God is a man, their God has human attributes. You are better off being an atheist rather than being religious right now, because they do not understand the true definition of God. They have never gone into sans definition. They are trying to define God - they've been trying for thousands and thousands of years - in their image, in their limitations and in their mind.

< Master 6 > There's been other lesser changes, shifts in consciousness over the years, a little here, a little there. There was a big shift in 2001 (Sep.11), as you know. It didn't do so much at that point to affect technology as it did to affect values and morals, and I'm going to go so far as to say the shift of consciousness in 2001 is leading now to the practical shift in finances and in government, to a degree in religion. So the event, the shift in consciousness back there, is now manifesting, and you've seen it in things like the financial markets in the world, and you're going to be seeing more of it in government changes in the world.

< (Next) 7 > I've been questioned about my stance on religion, and it's not about the spiritual nature of the religion, but it's the controlling nature of religion. It is easier to control groups of people through religions than anything else. Therefore, it's predominant on Earth right now. Therefore, at times like this religions actually try to get stronger. It's easier to intimidate or control somebody with their beliefs, and that's what we don't do here. The only belief … the only focus is that it is all within you, and that's a hard one.

< (Next) 7 > The wars that are taking place here on Earth, what is the underlying energy? Religion! They're being fought in the name of God, under the banner of heaven. Religion. The situation in Egypt and some of the other countries right now is going to come down to, in many cases, religion. Religion is stronger than government because it deals with beliefs, and people become fanatical. And people actually would prefer to have organized spiritual beliefs, organized religious structures, they have more of a need for that than a government structure. So actually governments and religions have been at odds with each other for a long time - strange bedfellows sometimes and at other times directly opposed to each other - because ultimately religious control is stronger than government.

< (Next) 10 > Now, don't blame it on the journalists. Don't blame it on the media company. Blame it on humans who don't feel or read between the lines. They work on, dare I say, churches and religions and, my dear friends, spiritual organizations. They're the easiest of all. I go on record. They are the easiest of all. Why? Because most spiritual groups - and I'll say this loud - are simply extensions of religions. They use these type of groups - self-improvement, self-development to manipulate energies. And they're at work right now.

< e2012 3 > Religion. I'm not against religion. (laughter) But, like the financial systems, it hasn't changed in a long time. You're in a religious belief system, a religious consciousness on this planet that's at least six, seven thousand years old, if not older. It hasn't changed much. It really hasn't. The names of the groups have changed, the leaders have changed, but it hasn't changed. Religions are mental, they're manmade, and I'll go so far as to say there is very, very little to do with God in religions.

< e2012 3 > Religions cannot exist the way they are today with the imbalance - the dramatic, enormous imbalance - between the masculine and feminine energies. They cannot. It's inconceivable that they would even have those conditions in the churches. Just the same as you cannot have a religion based on just the feminine - just Isis. Isis wouldn't do it anyway, but you could not do it. It's about the balance of masculine and feminine, because that together is God, is the I Am. You can't exclude one. Religions are holding back what should be a burst of consciousness right now, because of a lot their rhetoric, their rules, their imbalances.

< e2012 3 > And religions serve as an intermediary between you and God. God is right here. You don't need an intermediary to go from here to here! You just need to take a good deep breath and get out of your own head. But by having this intermediary, by having to go all the way around, you have all sorts of rules and prayers and regulations and suffering and everything else, it completely distracts you, completely gets you off course. And it's a course that's difficult to get out of, because it's laden with a lot of hypnosis, a lot of sexual energies. It is. It's laden with a lot of fear and old belief systems.

< e2012 3 > What's happening here with these situations, there's this consciousness that's ready to blossom, burst forth, these things are holding it back with religion. Well, how does that apply to you? Actually you've done a pretty good job of getting out of your own rules, getting out of your own rhetoric. Some of you still have the lingerings of makyo, your spiritual bullshit, but we're having a pretty good discussion, privately and sometimes in groups, when you're in that makyo. You're starting to recognize that's all a bunch of crap. It really is.

< e2012 3 > Spirituality is so simple. You don't need any studying. You don't need to pay for courses. You don't need to follow a guru. The guru is probably less enlightened than any of you, but he's got that magic because of your - oh, Steve is saying your idiocy (laughter) - of being able to extract money and power and admiration from the guru worshippers. I say, in spite of what Steve says, I say it's because many humans - not you - but many humans were not quite ready yet to take that responsibility. That's why they also hang out in the churches. You have done, actually, an exemplary job, a wonderful job of going beyond that.

< e2012 7 > When you understand that … boot God out. And really, the world is stuck right now in God, in these religions that are holding it in. But these religions, they're killing each other. The wars are religious. It's coming to the point too – even the financial systems, the money flow of this planet are getting infiltrated by religious forces. These are probably otherwise really well-intentioned people who have gotten very hypnotized, very righteous, very subservient to something that really doesn't exist other than other humans manipulating this whole energy of God.

< Discovery 4 > What's the difference between religion and spirituality? Religion, ehh, filled with a lot of victims. Filled with people who don't want to think for themselves. Filled with people who are playing a power game – both sides of it – the members and the leaders. Biggest difference I would say is in the spirit-… there was a lot of people involved in spirituality. They leave religion at a certain point because they realize there's a lot of restrictions. They realize that they want to do some thinking on their own. Nothing, absolutely nothing wrong with religion. It serves a purpose up to a point. Spirituality. People get involved in spirituality. Some wonderful, wonderful things, because it kind of, mmm, sets you free – partially – to begin exploring.

< kharisma 9 > Then most of you went through a long interesting period of lifetimes in the churches, in the religions, in the spiritual movements. Some of you went to the convents; some of you went to the monasteries; some of you off to different parts of the world, into the temples; and there you studied, you prayed, you meditated, you focused. A lot of discipline. In a way, it was good for you. You learned how to focus on something, how to discipline your self, your human self, that sometimes was very, very undisciplined, very scattered in many ways. You learned to bring back parts of yourself that had gotten very, very lost. You needed to do it in these quiet type of convents or monasteries or temples. You did that for many, many lifetimes, and there's a certain beauty about that when you remember those times. So quiet, so simple, so dull (Adamus chuckles). In a way, very dull; in a way, very, very good for you at that time. It was time of taking an inner journey within yourself, but it was surrounded by a lot of discipline, a lot of routine, a lot of regimen, a lot of group think. There wasn't a lot of room for individual thinking; a lot of group thinking.