Also known as Mahatmas, Ascended Masters are very high-level guides who have lived as human beings on earth for many lifetimes.
They have taken the sixth initiation and have attained enlightenment, a high spiritual state which is indicated by being fully aligned with the higher self, also called the I AM presence.
Therefore they left the karmic reincarnation circle but still serve as spiritual guides from the sixth dimension.
All human cultures and spiritual traditions have brought forth Ascended Masters but they all understand and teach the same truth, stating that we are all one and that separation is an illusion.
Well known Ascended Masters:
Jesus, Lord Buddha, Mary, Isis, John the Baptist, Saint Theresa of Avila, Hermes, Count St Germaine, El Moria, Djwal Kuhl, Confucius, Melchizedek, Quan Yin, Kuthumi, Zarathustra, Mary Magdalene, Babaji, Merlin, the Prophet Muhammad, White Hawk, and others.
Some mountains throughout the world are known to be retreats of Ascended Masters: Grand Teton, Mount Shasta and Castle Peak in the USA; Luxor in Egypt; Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania; Ben MacDhui in Scotland; the Andes; Sri Lanka; and the Himalayas. There are also other lesser retreats.
Retreats specialize in different activities, for example, the Ben MacDhui retreat specialises in monitoring all spiritual organisations throughout the world.
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