Bonampak ~ A Boot Camp for Living Masters.
March 22, 2010 ~ through Aluna Joy
The following is the third message that we received during, our latest journey to the Maya lands, on March 22, 2010. You can find previous messages on our website at www.alunajoy.com under the link entitled "Articles on Personal & Planetary Transformation ". More messages will follow this one. We are sharing this message here with you just as we received it, in present time, with little editing. We do this for a very important reason. We know that the messages that we receive are not just for our groups, but are for humanity also. So as you read this, just imagine that you were there with us . . . the Masters and Star Elders assure me that the message and the corresponding energy will be transmitted to you. You might want to imagine that you are sitting with us in Palenque. You can use the PHOTOS for visual help.
Many sacred sites in the Maya world, to this day, are very active mystery schools that offer different aspects of spiritual wisdom. Classic Maya sites, which were spared the invasion of unwelcomed invaders, hold the purest form of these teachings. Sites like Palenque, Yaxchillian, Bonampak, Tikal, Yaxha, Quirigua and Copan are some of my favorite mystery schools. These sacred sites are even more important in this time, because they prepare us for a new world that is emerging.
Palenque's main spiritual offerings were made up of lessons in deep spiritual awareness / self-knowing, intuition, opening the heart, manifesting with sound, and gaining insight about creating paradise on Earth. Bonampak is the mystery school that puts to the test these spiritual concepts within the initiate. Bonampak is spiritual boot camp for the up and coming living masters.
Bonampak teaches us how to master the negative side of our egos and how to trust to our inner truth. It tests us and pushes us toward ego death, and makes us doubt ourselves. This is not necessarily a fun process. It can be very painful and challenging if we hold on, instead of letting go. I think this is why the main stele in Bonampak looks so foreboding. It is hard when we have ego lessons and have spiritual doubts, because we are attached to our old ways. We think the ego is who we are. We are not.
Jeshua learned from the energies in Bonampak when he walked the Americas (see the book "He walked the Americas"). I can feel his energy strongly here in Bonampak, but also in Palenque and Quirigua as well. Jeshua had to master his egos also. His most famous test was when he went to the desert and was tested for 40 days where we was tempted by Satan (a.k.a his negative egos). These spiritual tests are very similar in many ancient cultures. We all have to master the ego to become enlightened and regain access over our God given natural abilities.
There are many living stones in Bonampak. Sometimes they will talk to you if you listen with the heart. Most living stones were anchored to store ancient wisdom to be used again in the future. They are placed on cosmic alarm clocks. When it was time for the wisdom to be released, a bell will ring, a light will go off, etc… and then they start projecting their information. A lot of these alarm clocks have gone off in the last couple of years. It is getting exciting to see the shifts happening in the sacred sites of the Maya and Inca worlds.
Bonampak has a three Ascension Chambers that exhibit some pretty impressive, painted murals. Archeologists understandably have misinterpreted these murals. They theorize that the murals speak about conquest, power, claiming prisoners, sacrifices, etc…. This is based upon the western mind set of the current times. But when we tune into the living energy in this place, we know that the murals are not meant to be interpreted literally, but are spiritual in content, and in doing so, they teach us self mastery of the lower self and egos.
Example: If you knew nothing about Tibetan Buddhism and walked into a Tibetan temple, and saw all the scary monsters and nasty looking creatures on the wall, it would scare you. You might jump to the conclusion that these guys are worshipping the devil, yes? It is fortunate that we have extensive recorded history of Tibetan Buddhism. We know that these are teachings about mastering the ego and the lower self. It is the same focus in the 3 rooms in Bonampak.
The first room on the left side is where we understand and harness what egos we have to master. This room gives us that insight to ourselves. We can allow whatever to rise up in us and know that that is what we need to release. Then we learn how to encapsulate it, capture or harness the ego.
When you walk into the second room, you can see in the murals a lot of suffering and pain that comes with killing the ego. This is the chamber where you learn to surrender yourself. You can see the people are letting go of their finger nails. In Maya cosmology, we know that their fingers and toes are connected to the Maya calendar day signs or personalities. Remember, this mural should not be taken literally, but when viewed as a spiritual teaching. It teaches us about dying to the old self so we can be reborn anew.
Once we have surrendered our egos we are allowed to enter the third chamber where we celebrate the great freedom that comes from the death of the egos. The mural reflects this celebration. The initiate would carry out this process over and over, like pealing the layers of an onion, until they reached the core of their essence. This could take many months or even years. A couple of years ago one of our group was ready for this teaching and had a huge transformation. This was proof that we are moving and evolving quicker these days.
How Bonampak tested an initiate's inner truth.
I am sitting behind Stella 2 and am feeling some things that I will translate.
I feel a pulse of fear from the stele. This teaching with fear brings us to the edge of a proverbial cliff. It feels like we are about to be pushed off into an abyss. This test is crucial in teaching our head/mind knowing how to execute, develop and expand the intuition (heart wisdom/truth). This test teaches us not only how to control our fears, but also how to be able to use our intuition under great pressure. If we only have the wisdom that was learned with the mind, this would be a hard test for us to pass. Bonampak puts our wisdom for a test run to see if we can act properly under pressure. This will be a much needed quality in the days to come as we shift into a new world.
In the ancient days, when we came to Bonampak to learn, there was no orientation class. The teachers/masters here didn't let us know what was going on. They left us "in the dark" so to speak. I know some Maya Elders that still teach this way. They expected initiates to jump right into the program without any instructions. The Master Teachers wanted to see if we could plug into and trust our intuition. The Master Teachers would ask us to do things that were very frightening, and not tell us why or how to get through it. It was a "trial by fire" so to speak. They taught this way with great love, but they didn't show it, because they wanted us to be afraid. If you cannot access your truth while you are afraid, then you are not ready to go to the next level that offers some real fun stuff . . . like time travel and instant manifestation. This is very much like the new world that we are entering into now. We are un-informed and have to trust or intuition and instincts. There are no sign posts out there pointing the way, and the rules are changing. We can get lost very easily if we let fear take over. We must listen to the truth within the heart and trust it.
Once we passed most of the tests offered by Bonampak's Master Teachers, initiates were promoted to a messenger status. Messengers have to be worthy of this position. This usually came about at the time when initiates nearly finished with their own testing in Bonampak. Being a Messenger was a real status position, but only if we held it without any ego. If we regressed back into (our) ego, we would loose this position. This final test of an initiate was about having authority while staying egoless. This is also a necessary attribute today in the new world which we are entering.
Messengers would set up remote training and scary tests for initiates in nearby temples. The messengers were revered, because they could keep absolute silence about what they were asked to do by the masters. They would not speak about these tests to anybody, and they could be completely trusted. These tests echo similarities of current day Native American tests where initiates were put "on the mountain".
The students received no information during these tests and had to figure it out as it unfolded, just as we do in life today. It was a big, giant puzzle . . . a very, very complicated puzzle. The Star Elders (also Master teachers) teach us this way to this very day, and create tests with multiple reasons. Nothing was created for only one reason. That was considered insane and a misuse of energy. The Star Elders invented spiritual multi-tasking or shamanic visioning, where one could see things from multiple perspectives and have multiple proposes at once. There were, and still are, multiple facets to everything in life. We have just forgotten to see it this way. These tests were to help us learn to use our minds and intuition in multiple dimensions. Again this is also quite important lesson to learn as we shift into the new multi-dimensional world.
A few messengers also played a game with initiates. The Star Elders call this game (with great humor) "good cop, bad cop". Imagine if we showed up at a new school without a clue as to how things were done. We didn't know the rules, etc…. It is kind of like life right now, right? Well Bonampak taught an initiate how to deal with these situations.
One messenger would play the obvious bad guy, and the initiate would know this is not one to be trusted. Another messenger would secretly pal up and befriend students to see if they could be manipulated in their state of vulnerability. Of course, natural human tendency would be to go to this being for friendly advice. This messenger would also give out misinformation to see if the initiate would trust this outer information, or their hearts / intuition. (I guess I flunked that class in a past life . . . I tend to trust everyone)
The identity of the messengers was kept secret, similar to like the Hopi Kachina dancers, so no one knew who was setting up the tricks. To make things even more fun, the messengers would go out to other schools, like Palenque, Yaxchillian, etc… and spread all kinds of scary stories about Bonampak. By the time you were ready to study at Bonampak, your heads were already twisted up! This was perfect, because the only thing left to rely on would be your intuition. This sounds like modern day conspiracy theory and dooms day ridden prophets. What tricks and misconceptions and out right lies are we falling for these days?
They did this type of test to see if we could do the right thing under pressure. They would test us, and push us to the limit. Remember, we have learned mass amounts of knowledge. But that knowledge means nothing, if we can't put it into action when we are under adverse situations. That is why today those on a spiritual path will draw in fearful situations. Life can make us feel like we were going to fall off a spiritual cliff. Our Master Teachers will push us out of the nest and see if we can fly. Got Wings?
These tests were the epitome of trickster energy which is very Star Elder like. They like to play games, but done with love of course. They like to trick us to see if we know what we are doing for our own growth. It is very much like a house of mirrors. These tests in Bonampak were not life and death situations like some ancient tests were in Egypt. The Masters and messengers didn't let us get harmed. But they kept testing us until we broke down, and were forced to plug into our intuition. It was then that we quit trusting the outside world, and we started trusting what we knew to be true on the inside.
The Masters and Messengers have great heart and want everyone to graduate, but they have to play this game of being tough and tricky to help us. These tests are very much like our guides today. We must learn to listen to our heart, and follow that inner truth at all costs. We struggle to know what is the truth, or what is the illusion in our current world. Our developed intuition and instincts are designed to help us figure out the answers. If we can't trust our heart, we will not be able to do all the other great things that are becoming available to us. It is necessary for our ascension to the next world.
When we passed these tests, we would know what egos were to be surrendered. We would return to the three ascension chambers and surrender them. It was not a one time deal, you had to do it over and over again like pealing an onion. Each time the masters gave us different tests. They had to change their tactics all the time because initiates would talk to each other and share their experiences. So the masters had to keep us guessing. Let us just say that you could not buy the cliff notes. We still cannot buy the cliff notes for today's challenges, no matter how hard our head tries to tell us we can. The whole point is to get pushed off the cliff, and reach beyond our limitations. P.S. The masters never run out different things to challenge us with. They are super creative, and the tests are always multi-dimensional. They had to be, because we are becoming multi-dimensional beings.
Unlike like Palenque, where there were hundreds and hundreds of students, Bonampak taught small groups in order to keep a close eye on them, so they didn't hurt themselves. The masters also taught this way, because there is a comfort in larger numbers, and they wanted to take that comfort away from us. They wanted to strip away all the comfort zones, because only then could we really see what we are really made of. We have been talking a lot about doubt and fear lately, and Bonampak is the site where these things were mastered.
They are purposely telling me what they did, but they are not telling me how the tests were carried out, because they know that I am going to write about it, and as these tests come into our lives, our teachers want the element of surprise to still be intact. They are letting me know only a little bit.
Bonampak is still teaching us the lessons that we need to know to go through the shift of the ages. It puts us to the test to see what frightens us, and to see if we can act out of our integrity, truth and our intuition without letting fear or doubt take over us where we might make a mistake. This is why they taught this before and why life still teaches this to us now. The Masters knew this special time on earth was coming and that we are going to make the shift of the ages with fully intact human bodies. In ages past, we used to be picked up by ships, go away, and then come back when it was over. We still remember this.
At this time we are going through the shift with our bodies. That is why it has been so hard on people emotionally, physically and otherwise. The whole planet is a mystery school now. We are being prepared for a new world. It is a test with monumental consequences, but the test is easy to pass if we listen to the truth in our hearts.
Aluna Joy Yaxk'in . . . A Star Messenger - Earth Oracle - Soul Reader - Sacred Site Junkie was literally born awake and in the company of her guides, the Star Elders. Today she has evolved into an author, spiritual life coach, sacred site guide, alternative historian, ordained minister and modern mystic. In the Inca world, Aluna is considered a Qawaq (cow-wak), a clairvoyant or seer of living energy. Aluna acts as a spiritual archaeologist using her clairvoyant / clairsentient gifts to excavate current messages from the masters of ancient, enlightened cultures to uncover what affect this has on humanity and the collective consciousness. She is well known for her down to earth, accepting attitude that makes each one feel like they have come home. She inspires and encourages others to recognize and accept their own authentic divinity and connection to the Creator. "Our groups are family, and each one is a teacher and also a student. We work together as a team to unravel the sacred mysteries of life." Aluna coined the term "sacred site junkie" because she is one herself. After her first trip to Tulum, Mexico, her life changed dramatically, and she was sent on an entirely different path in life. Since this time, her work has been influenced by uncountable shamanic experiences in sacred sites of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Peru, Bolivia, Egypt, Greece, England, Australia and New Zealand. Aluna has been leading groups in the Maya world since 1986, the Inca world since 1996, and the Egyptian world since 2008, and the mystical world of Avalon (England and Scotland) since 2007. Aluna offers Star Elder Sessions, formulates Sacred Site Essences and a free newsletter. She is the author of "Mayan Astrology" and her articles have been published worldwide. Website: www.AlunaJoy.com
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Some of my favorite quotes about fear, truth and wisdom.
"The first factor in the revolution of consciousness is the mystic death of the ego - the death of negative thinking,
negative personalities. We must purify the soul of the inner enemies.
Every time a defect manifests, envy, gluttony, anger, lust, whatever that impulse to the heart.
Ask, `Do I really need to invoke this?' And then honor the heart."
--Willaru Huayta, QUECHAU NATION, PERU
"Do not believe anything because it is said by an authority,
or if it is said to come from angels,
or from God's, or from an inspired source.
Believe it only if you have explored it in your own heart
and mind and body and found it to be true.
Work out your own path, through diligence.~ Buddha
Fearful people make bad decisions ~ author unknown.
You have to let it all go, Neo. Fear, doubt, and disbelief. Free your mind. ~ Morpheus
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty.
To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. Bertrand Russell
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes."- Marcel Proust
Looking for God is like seeking a path in a field of snow;
if there is no path and you are looking for one, walk across it and there is your path."- Thomas Merton
Don't stand in someone else's shadow when it's your sunlight that should lead the way."~ unknown
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise, seek what they sought." ~ Basho
On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain either you will reach a point higher up today,
or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
God's will abides in truth. Know the truth, and you will know the will of God.
The heart knows truth as that which sets it free." ~ Jeshua through Glenda Green
All that we are... is the result of what we have thought." ~ Buddha
The rest of creation is waiting, breathless, for you to take your place." - David Whyte
There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination.
Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic." ~ Anais Nin
"God is Absolute Truth. I am human; I only understand relative truth.
So, my understanding of truth can change from day to day and my commitment must be to truth rather than consistency." - Mahatma Ghandi
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