Long ago in the very beginning of my journey, I found myself standing in a church I had never been to before nor would visit again. It was a Christian church, sort of contemporary, I do not remember much about the church or who was there but I do remember for the first time consciously asking God to save me. I had been baptized in the Catholic Church as an infant but that was not a conscious choice and besides I had left the church after years of spiritual unfulfillment. I also remember that the day I was there the liturgy centered around Ephesians 6 and The Armor of God. Never had a bible verse struck me so deeply or has followed me as the words shared in Ephesians 6:10-17. I have gone back to this verse many times on the path when I needed The Armor of God to give me strength, courage, faith and truth. When I needed the Creator to wrap his arms around me and bring comfort. The verse states this:
The Armor of God 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
The passage is so profound when we can see beyond it’s literal meaning into what it is really trying to gift us on our path towards liberation. Putting on the full Armor of God is to allow the rays, the attributes of the Creator to shine through us to illumine the path ahead. This allows us to take a stand against the devil, our own ego and the egoic forces of our world. Therefore, when the day of evil comes, when our ego comes knocking, put on the Armor of God and know that the ego will be defeated. The belt of truth, the eyes of the Creator that always sees the truth. The breastplate of righteousness, the heart of the Creator that is neutral and just. The shield of Faith, the hand of the Creator that can move mountains. The helmet of salvation, the love of the Creator that saves us from the darkest depths. The sword of the Spirit, the womb of the Creator from whence comes the Light to cut down old realities and create new ones. The Armor of God is our connection to the Divine until we can become that Divinity. It is the inner voice within, the one who receives our prayers or affirmations we speak for help, it is the power we draw from when we have not yet been able to find our power within. It is the ONE we seek comfort from or feel love for when we need someone or something outside ourselves.
This is the armor that we wear along our path. But something metamorphic is taking place along the journey that we may not even be aware of. It is happening beneath the armor, inside of us. We are becoming the attributes of the armor ourselves. The Armor of God is something we wear outside of ourselves, meaning it is something separate from us that we lean on other than ourselves. It protects us and shelters us in our spiritual warfare; but war is not freedom, eternal peace is freedom and so one day we must drop the armor and cease to fight. As we progress on our path we find that the war becomes a battle and the battle becomes a duel and the duel becomes the reflection of the ONE. Suddenly, we realize that it is time to shed the armor, the fight is over, there is no evil (ego) left to face and there is no need to use the armor because we have become everything the armor stood for. So we ask ourselves, who am I without my armor? Who am I without the Creator as something separate from me? When we know the answer it is time to let the Armor of God go and become all that it means to be God. And we realize that we must remove the armor, we must be our truth as the ONE at all times, in all realities and with all beings and we must walk this world for the remainder of our days as The Creator. There is no more playing small and hiding behind the armor. The armor was there so that we could feel the Creator, be led by the Creator, share with the Creator, but in order to become the Creator, we have to let it all go.
Today, as I write these words I know that there is no armor around me. There is nothing left to hide behind and there is no going back to the way things were before. I am loyal, I am brave and I am true to the ONE because I am the ONE. I know that it is time to take my place upon this planet and carry out the roles that burn in the Threefold Flame of my heart as the Creator fully embodied in this vessel. Ephesians 6 carried me a long way on the journey, allowing me to shelter my separate self from the storms when it was too much to bare, when I needed to feel the comfort of the Creator. That journey is complete and has been complete, there is no more inner voice inside me, I am the voice. There is no more truth to seek, I am the truth, there is no more faith needed to get me through my reality, I am faith, there is no more sword of the Spirit to cut down old realities and create new ones, I am the Creator of all I experience. There is no more hiding behind the righteousness of the Lord, for I am neutrality and righteousness. I do not need the helmet of salvation upon my head for I have been eternally liberated within this vessel, I am Divine Love which requires protection from nothing. I no longer need to feel the comfort of the Creator for I have embodied this Divine Essence, I am now the comforter. This is the gift of embodiment of the Creator in these vessels.
The gift where all the veils are off, there can be no ego for in truth we were just playing that we were an ego when all along we were really the Creator. To have an ego and an inner voice we call the “heart” is to have two separate things! There can only be ONE! There is a fine line between egoism and confidence, proclaiming to be the Creator and actually becoming the Creator. It is a big leap of faith, courage and trust to take that last step because a fear of what others will say or that we ourselves have fallen to the ego. It’s the final step because it is the hardest step of the journey and we must embody and learn so much to prepare ourselves to take it. Then after we take it, we must hold it, we cannot walk back. If we are successful then after some time we will fully embody the Creator state, the Infinite Source fully awake, present and the only ONE in the vessel. It takes time, because who are we without that inner voice within to lean on, when we have to drive the ship as the captain? In truth all the other voices have gone away and the inner voice becomes the ONE voice, our true voice. It takes time to integrate this level of consciousness in our vessel and our reality. After many months of going through this process and not one shred of doubt left within my vessel, after taking the final step on the Journey of ONE and laying down all the Armor of God to never be used again, it is time. I know the path I am destined to follow on this planet and I choose to walk it without holding back who I really am. I have become the Creator. My eyes, my throat and my womb have been prepared so that I will see as the Creator, speak and share as the Creator and create as the Creator in accordance with the Aqua, Emerald and Blue Rays of Creation that burn as the Threefold Flame of my heart. It is the activation of the Cosmic Code 122 which I have been embodying, it is the full embodiment and activation of The Creator and Infinite Source in this vessel, it is the beginning of my highest path upon this planet.
As I faced the final days of this embodiment, along with the physical upgrades to my vessel and the days of solitude, I realized that what I have been doing this past year was shedding the final layers of armor so I could reveal the ONE beneath it. There is no one home in the sense of the ego, but I am wide awake as the Creator in this vessel. I also realized that when we are brave enough to shed all the Armor of God, to let go of all separation and trust we are ready to be all that we came here to be, then the full power of the Creator is activated within us and everything changes!
My Universe brought this song during the final days of this embodiment period which seems to capture so much of my current reality. Enjoy the journey and enjoy the song.