Within the many-layered hierarchies so prevalent in many aspects of this world, those in high positions of power have attempted to guide the development of all humankind. In so doing, they have subtly obscured the direct connection between the individual and the Divine through layers of limiting language, belief system manipulation, and confining rituals designed to intercede between our inner essence and our divine source.

Each individual can come to know themselves to be free of all forms of external control. This is not to imply that we should not trust others or join together in bonds of friendship and community. It is simply a reminder that relative truth is constantly shifting in the hands of those who desire to control. And even when the motive for their controlling behaviors may be of good will, it is still a form of control. When the revealers of “Truth” within the hierarchy withhold and suppress information, they are usually positioning themselves to maintain or acquire more power rather than to disseminate empowerment to all.
There are so many confusing and seemingly contradictory layers of relative truth that most individuals surrender much of their power to those in the hierarchy who use language to proclaim absolute truths. Language is seductive both to the ego’s drive for power and control, and to the mind’s inclination to surrender to, and believe in, the limiting language of external truths.

Those desiring to control use language to lure the unsuspecting into believing in compelling images and ideas – real or imagined – for the sake of holding individuals in bondage to a lesser truth. They can thus cause many to support the hierarchy even when it no longer serves their deeper purpose.

The hierarchical paradigm represents diverse interests, perceptions of reality, and motives of action. It is the desire to contain and control this diversity that causes the hierarchy to become ineffective in leading individuals to awareness of their divine heritage. Yet this diversity is also what permits it to attract and initially awaken such a breadth of individuals to their spiritual energies and intuitive abilities. Nevertheless, the hierarchy has trapped itself in vested specialization and in the limiting aspects of diversity that prevent it from evolving from an arduous ladder of evolution to a joyous river of light that is aligned with the purpose of empowering all souls to divine equality.

The time is fast approaching when the veils of control at all levels of the hierarchy will be rendered obsolete. It will become the fundamental purpose of those in power within the hierarchy to slowly remove these barriers to equality in such a way that the hierarchy appears to be the savior of consciousness rather than a detour from the road to expanded consciousness. Yet there are those present who will ensure that the curtain falls swiftly for all who are willing to skirt the hierarchy’s tangled pathways, and who embrace their sacred heritage as transformed expressions of the Divine.