It is because of Dr. Jonathan Parker's recommended read, I have this book for over five years. I have re-read it several times, but have never understood it so clearly just a few days ago when I re-read its entirety for the jewel of wisdom it imparts. It is a book for keep in eternity or for as long as we human are struggling for the ultimate expression of God Consciousness.
This whole book is about empowering the I , the You and the Us, and recognizing that the true Master is within us, is US, the soul.
Here is the excerpt for the lecture of "Masters" that I would like to remind myself of not overly seeking truth in the outer world. Instead of constantly looking for new programs or Gurus, I should go within myself and meditate on "Be still!-and KNOW-I AM God."
The book is almost out of print. There is an E-book version available online, please see the following link, or click on the title of this post.
You, who are still holding to the idea, taught in various teachings, that I will provide a "Master" or Divine Teacher for each aspirant towards union with Me, hear My Words.
It is true I have permitted you in the past to delve into all kinds of mystical and occult books and teachings, encouraging your secret desire to acquire the powers necessary to attain this union extolled in such teachings, even to the extent of quickening in you some slight consciousness of the possession of such powers.
I have even permitted the belief that by practicing certain exercised, breathing in a certain way, and saying certain mantras, you might attract to you a "Master" from the unseen, who would become your teacher and help you to prepare for certain initiations that would admit you into an advanced Degree, in some Secret Order in the inner planes of existence, where much of my Divine Wisdom would be opened up to you.
Yes, I have brought you through all these teachings, desires and beliefs, trying to point out to your human mind the Forces I use to bring into expression my Divine Idea.
I have portrayed these Forces as heavenly Hierarchies, and that your human intellect might the better comprehend, I pictured them as Angels or Divine Beings, Impersonal Agents or Executors of My Will, engaged in the process of bringing into expression of My Idea that was the beginning.
But you did not understand.....
That any being, either in human or spirit form, that presents himself to your consciousness and claims to be a Master, or who permits you to call him Master, is nothing more or less a personality, the same as yours, and therefore is not Divine, as your human mind understands that term, despite the many wonderful truths he may utter, and the marvelous things he may do.....
As your human mind is constituted, it at certain times think it needs a Master, one to whom it can turn with its human trials and problems for explanation and advice, thinking life's problems can be settled that way. If I draw to you one who fails you or deceives you and throw you back finally upon me, your own self, discouraged, disillusioned and humiliated, it is only that perhaps then you will be ready to turn to Me within, and will listen to My Voice, which all these years has been speaking to you, but to which your proud and egoistic mind has not deigned to listen.
Now the time has come for you to know that such beings are not Masters, also that Divine Beings do not call themselves Masters; that I , and I alone , your own real self , AM the only Master for your now, and until you are able to know ME also in your brothers.
Why seek in human or spirit teacher, guide, master or angel, for the necessarily limited manifestation of My Perfection, when you can come directly to Me, God within you, the Omniscient, Omnipotent, Omnipresent, the Inspiring Idea back of and within ALL manifestations?
As I AM in You, even as I AM in any you seek, and as all the wisdom, all the Power and all the Love they possess come only from Me, why not come to me, and let Me prepare you also so I can express My All through you?