The Ascension Series
Lesson Nine "The Void of Ascension"

Presented at the Crimson Circle
May 5, 2002

TOBIAS: And so it is, dear friends and dear teachers, that we gather together with you in this circle of the New Energy. It is a delight to be back with you. The energy here is loving and caring. It is filled with compassion and filling with the essence of your journey.

For those who think it is energizing for us to come in, you have it all backwards. It energizes US to be here with you. It gives us – how do you say – your goose bumps all over our etheric being. (audience laughter)

For those who can see the colors of the ones who gather around you and gather around this stage, you will see the shimmering all over as we come into your sacred temple. A sacred temple… that is what you create here, Shaumbra, teachers. When you gather like this, you create the temple of the New Energy. You have allowed us into your sacred space. You have allowed us to come into the doors of your divine temple.

We take off our shoes in honor to you. Cauldre… he thinks that we have him remove his shoes because we do not so much like those funny things on the feet. But, it is also our way of showing honor to you when remove our shoes and to be here with you. We thank you for bringing us into the temple of the New Energy.

Dear ones, what an honor to be here! What an honor to see what you are doing! No small task is it to be the first into the New Energy. We will speak of that today. We will talk of what New Energy truly is. But, what an honor to be here with you!

We send out so much love. It does not need to be carried in words. Do you feel what we are sending you? Do you feel what you are creating here, you, the ones who sit in this room, the ones who are connecting through your mass web? What you are creating!

In a way, you could say that we take pictures of you, even though we heard Cauldre say no pictures allowed! (chuckling) We take a type of energy picture when we gather with you. We put these on the walls here on our side of the veil. We line up the pictures of this group, of the Crimson Circle. We line up individual pictures of each one of you who is here, or who reads this. Then we compare… we look back one year ago, and two years ago. We see the magnificent changes that have taken place within you.

You, too, can see these pictures. Simply ask. We will bring you here to this room where all of these energy pictures are posted. We will bring you here at night in your dreams, or even in your waking state. As you learn to release duality, you will learn to travel without cars or airplanes. And, you, too, can get a glimpse of your pictures, of the progress you have made in a few short years.

Oh, do you know, a few years is such a short period of time, after you have had hundreds or thousands of lifetimes! Look at what you are doing in a short period of time!

This room fills with the energies of those who come in for this lesson, the one who is the invited guest, and the many others who gather in the circles around… watching… honoring… and feeling the love of a small band of humans who has walked a long, long difficult road for many lifetimes.

"Yes," is what we heard from you one month ago. "Yes," is what we heard from your soul, and from your human ego and consciousness, when Metatron asked you, "Are you ready, dear ones?" "Yes," is what we heard from you when we asked, "Are you ready to free yourself of those things that have held you back?"

Indeed, there were those who put their own clauses into their "yes"! "Yes, Spirit, but you must give me this!" And, do you know what, dear ones, that is appropriate! We want to know what things you need on Earth. And your own being, your own soul, needs to hear it, too.

You have been afraid to ask for things. You have thought that the bucket of Spirit was limited. You thought there was only so much soup in the container of Spirit! You wanted to make sure there was enough to go around for every human on Earth. We love you for that! But, this is like a bottomless dish. There is more than enough for everyone.

It is important for you to let us know what you need on your journey. Perhaps, we cannot deliver it to you in a tangible, material product. But, we can deliver it to you with our energy and our love.

When you ask for things, it helps your own soul know what you need at this time. Do not be afraid to ask. Dear ones, let us know if there is love that you need, compassion that you need. And, let yourself know that you need abundance now.

Do not place limitations on how much, or when, or where. Simply put out the vibration that now is the time for these things of humanness, for these things of emotion, for these things of Spirit to come into your life. And, they will be brought to you. This is one of the physics of the New Energy. It comes to you.

And, "Yes," is what we heard when Metatron asked, "Are you ready to show who you are? Are you ready to express your being and your divinity?" "Yes," is what we heard when Metatron asked you, "Are you ready to illuminate your divinity?" Not to keep it in that secret, hidden space, but to illuminate it within your being and all around.

"Yes," is what we heard – a chorus of yeses coming from Shaumbra – when you were asked, "Are you ready to know who you truly are?" Not this illusion of a human with limitations, not the illusion of one who is trapped in cycles of lifetimes on Earth. But, are you ready to know yourself as God?"

You left Home a long, long time ago… but, indeed, not so long ago. As one who was in the Kingdom with the King and the Queen, you would one day inherit the throne. You would one day bring that into your being. That is why Metatron asked, "Are you ready to know that you are the one that is inheriting the throne?"

There are many implications of this, which we will continue to discuss with you. But, it is time for you to be God-self in your own right, still in unity with All That Is, but now with a separate identity. "Are you ready to know who you are?"

"Are you ready to receive the Fruit of the Rose?" And, what we heard was, "Yes, but I am somewhat confused about what this is!" (audience laughter) This is the ownership of who you are, your divinity. It is the knowingness that you have created all solutions, even before the experience comes to you in your life. The Fruit of the Rose IS your divinity.

When we asked, "Are you ready to receive it," you answered all over the Earth and in your individual hearts, "Yes, Metatron! Yes, Spirit, and yes, Tobias! We are ready! Why the heck do you think we have gone through so many difficulties? (audience laughter) Why do you think you have to ask us these questions? Haven’t we told you time and time again?" But, Metatron asked again because now the time is so appropriate.

We asked you, "Are you ready to allow others their space, to understand that they are on a journey of their own?" In due time, they will come to you. But, in the meantime, it is a matter of allowing them to play their game, allowing their soul to develop, to experience, and to grow, as you have.

Dear ones, when we asked you, "Are you ready to love yourself," we heard all across the world, "Maybe … maybe." (audience laughter) This was the most difficult for you to answer because it put the questions so deep within you. This question raised issues with you for nights and nights and nights to come about your worthiness.

"Are you ready to love yourself?" You caught glimpses in your dreams, and even in your waking state, of things you had done in the past. There were betrayals, murders, illnesses, abuse of power, and corruption. You created all of these things in the energy of duality. And then you judged yourself for them.

"Are you ready to love yourselves, dear ones, now? Are you ready to understand that this was all about experience?" You have paid your dues! You have paid your dues from lifetime to lifetime. There is no reason now to hold onto anything from the past other than the wisdom of the experience. Spirit, and Metatron, and all of the others hold no judgments. They do not even know what sin is. They do not even know this thing that you call karma, for you have placed that on yourself. "Are you ready, dear ones," we ask you today, "to love yourself, dearly and intimately?"

You have been taught that there is something wrong with loving yourself, that it is narcissistic, that it is perverted. But, dear friends, it is the most sacred thing you can do! Love all of who you are, and understand that all of your experiences have brought you to this moment of wisdom.

Dear ones, Metatron also asked you, "Are you ready to release the illusion of duality? Are you ready to let go, even when you do not so much know what is coming in its place?" Ah, a grand challenge! So many of you said, "I'm ready to release this, but I am so close to it, I do not even know that it is there." "Duality is such an innate a part of who I am," you said, "that I do not know how to release it." The "yes" that came from your heart, and from your being, that came from your mouth, and was expressed for all to hear… this "yes" sets up an energy that helps to release duality.

You still do not know what you are moving into, this thing called the New Energy. It is like a mystery. It is elusive. It is not understandable at this point. But, it will come. We will speak of it in this lesson.

When Metatron spoke of the winds, and the fires, and the rains, and the rumblings of Earth, indeed, he was speaking of those things that you will read about in your newspapers. And he was conveying a message to you about yourself.

"Are you ready for the fires that will sweep through your physical body?" You may know this fire as the flu. You may know it as skin irritations. You may know it as hot flashes. These are the fires that come from the clearing within, for there is much friction taking place right now in your energetic being at your deep, deep levels. The friction causes heat, which brings on the inner fires. These fires clear the inner being, and clear the old scars. In your forests there are trees that are down. There is debris on the ground. In your own being it is much the same. There are things that need to be cleared now. The inner fires help release them.

And, the quakes that come up… indeed, Metatron was also speaking of the shakings and the rumblings that come up within you, the body aches and pains. Your very DNA is being changed right now by you. Indeed, we are there at night. We stand around and help to provide a buffering effect for this. You are changing your own DNA structure, your own molecules, your atomic-level being. You are changing within, and this will cause quakes.

You hold energetic imprints from the past in your tissues, in your bones and all over your physical body. Sometimes it takes a quake to release these imprints from within. When that happens, do not come to us, and say, "Metatron and Tobias, why have you done these things to me? Why is my body aching?" Dear one, it is because you are releasing. Understand that process and flow with it.

And, the waters that come… the waters… these are tears. These are the tears of your heart. For there indeed is a sadness about leaving the old energy, the energy of duality that you have called home for so, so long. The tears of your heart help to wash away the emotional residues of the past. They cleanse the old, to allow you to truly move into the new.

Ah, and the winds. The winds within. No wonder there are winds within, for dear ones, you are going so fast right now! Have you ever put your head out of a car window going 100 miles an hour? You can feel the blast. That is much of what you are doing right now. You are going so rapidly into the New Energy that it is causing a type of wind within. And, the winds also clear. The winds also release. At times the winds are like a velvet brush going across your entire being, soothing and comforting. At other time the winds are roar like a hurricane or tornado.

All of these things happen within as you go into this thing called the New Energy. Much of what Metatron spoke of in our last gathering was about you. It was about you.

You will also see these things happening in the world outside of you. Even as you are changing your consciousness, it is helping others to change theirs. Even if you sit at a desk all day not do much interfacing with others, the consciousness changes within you are affecting the others around you. They are going through a process, much like what you have gone through. Theirs will be a bit easier, because they will have teachers – you – to guide them through. They will come to you at the appropriate time.


The energy of Metatron is firmly upon Earth. It has taken a while for this to come through. It has taken a while for Metatron to adjust his energy and it has taken a while for you to be able to absorb it. But, this energy is firmly here now. No messengers need to be sent. No filters or barriers like we had before. It is here.

Metatron, dear ones, IS you. Metatron is the collective energy of those who are moving into the New Energy. You can see your reflection in Metatron. It is the illumination of who you are. It is your divinity. Metatron, who introduced himself as "your voice in Spirit" is a part of you that has not been able to integrate at the Earth level for many, many reasons. Metatron is the divine consciousness that was not able to come into duality until now. And, this energy of Metatron, of you, of your divinity is now firmly planted here.

It was a delight for this consciousness of Metatron to speak to you a month ago. His consciousness will continue speaking to you, but recognize yourself in this. Recognize Shaumbra in this voice of Metatron. Metatron will continue to work with you.

Now, indeed, there is a special guest who comes in for this lesson. He has been coming in lately, little by little, coming in for the appropriate time. He comes in today for a celebration, and to show you an example of a journey into the New Energy.

The one who comes in today has been a visitor in some of our recent discussions. It is the energy of Gautama, of Buddha, Siddhartha. He is known by many names, such as the Enlightened One – the true essence of the word Buddha, "The Enlightened One". Gautama is present, particularly at this time of the year, the time of your month of May, a time when dear Buddha was thought to have received his enlightenment under the Bo tree.

Gautama comes in today to be with us as we talk about the New Energy of Earth. The energy of Gautama is present among all of you. Feel this fluid, fluid, golden energy moving in and out, shimmering with all colors, but filled with golden qualities.

We invited Gautama to several of our recent gatherings. We indeed brought him into your place of the Salt Lake when we spoke of changing truth, evolving truth. There is no single, static truth. Truth evolves in each moment of time and change of consciousness.

Look at the pictures of yourself that we posted on the wall. You knew truth two years ago. The truth you know now is different. You have evolved, and you are wiser.

We brought Gautama in to this place by the Salt Lake (Tobias Seminar, March 30, "What Is Truth") to let you know that truth evolves and changes. Your life and your truth will change, even from what it is today. A week and a day ago Gautama came into the place of the New York City (Tobias Seminar, April 27, WESAK Festival), into the temple, into the sanctuary that was made for him. His energy was present with all who were there.

It was important that his energy was there, for we spoke of a realization Siddhartha came to. It was fulfillment that he could not have in that lifetime. He understood it. He knew of it in his mind, and he felt the vibration of it in his being. But, he could not be in that consciousness because the energy of his day would not allow it. He came in a week and a day ago in this city that has gone through so much to deliver a message about going into the Void of Creation, the Void of Creation. And, he will speak through I, Tobias, and Cauldre more about that today.

Before we proceed with Lesson Nine of the Ascension Series, dear friends, we will take a short pause. We will ask you to breathe. We will adjust the energies of this sacred temple.


Gautama is smiling, for he knows that you are ones who also walk the path. You are searchers, looking for truth, looking for the answers within. Like the Buddha, you do not settle for any truth along the path. You do not stop and plant your feet, and say, "This is truth. I will go no more." You too are Buddhas… you are Enlightened Ones.

I will tell a short story. (Tobias chuckling) Cauldre (Geoffrey Hoppe) is laughing. He thinks my story is funny. But, indeed I literally met Gautama the Buddha in my lifetime as Tobias. As Tobias the merchant, I traveled to lands far and wide to buy for the king. Some of my journeys were perhaps a bit longer than what the king was pleased with.

I was drawn to this area where Gautama taught. I heard that he was in a village not so far from where I was buying, so I went to listen to him. I was a relatively young man at the time. He was in his senior years. I sat and listened to him.

I was a Jew, strong in my own beliefs, but yet always searching, always investigating. While being very strict with my own beliefs, I always liked to hear what others had to say. When I heard Gautama that day, and saw the peace upon his face, and the divine presence all around, this changed much of my thinking.

I listened to him for hours then had the pleasure of speaking with him briefly afterwards. There were not many words from his mouth, yet there was much energy that came pouring from his heart. I asked him, "Dear Enlightened One, Prince Buddha, tell me of the truth you have found. What do you know that I should know also."

Buddha burst out laughing. He said, "Why is it that you think that I have found the truth?" I replied, "Dear Buddha, because they say you are the Enlightened One. You are called the Wise One."

Again he laughed and said, "Truth is always evolving. You never find it. You just realize certain energies having to deal with it. When you think you have found truth, it is time to move on. It is time to look for the next level of truth." "Why," he said, "do you think I continue to walk these many roads from village to village, not teaching everything I know, not satisfied with staying in one place?"

"But," he said, "I do teach each person that the divine is within, that the Enlightenment is within. They will never find it in another person, or another place." And, a sadness came over Gautama. He said, "Do you know, dear Tobias, that this is my message, and yet so few want to hear it? They want to see miracles." He continued, saying, "I can perform a few miracles. They are tricks, in a way, perhaps miracles. But, I choose not to, because I do not want the energy focused on that. They want miracles, and they do not want to hear that it is within. They want a savior. I cannot be that for them, so I continue to search for my expanded truth. I can only hope that the message of the divine within reaches some ears."

That lifetime when I met Gautama had a tremendous impact. Can you imagine what a delight it is for me to have Gautama in our presence on this day, to be with you energetically, and also to reveal something about who you are?

Gautama was born into royalty, a prince. This should tell you something right there… the fact that he was a prince, born in the kingdom to the king and the queen, to royalty. And, one day he would inherit the throne. There is no coincidence in this story!

His parents and family knew there was something different about him. Does this sound familiar, dear friends? They tried to keep him from the path of enlightenment, from pursuing the difficult journey. They pampered him in many ways. They shielded him in many ways, not allowing him to see the difficulty and challenges of the human journey. But, there was something nagging within him that wanted to explore the outside, to help him understand who he was on the inside. Does this sound familiar, Shaumbra?

So it was that Gautama tried to satisfy those around him. He married at a very young age, when he was but sixteen years old. He married because this was expected of him. This was an energy that others placed on him. Within a few years of time he and his wife brought a child into the world.

And, what did he do? What did he do? He left. He was disillusioned with life. He renounced the world of royalty he was living in. Oh, could you imagine the headlines if he was living today? "Father Abandons Family!" or "Prince Leaves Family for Selfish Journey."

But, Gautama had to search for his own truth and his own divinity. He left the royal family and took the vows of poverty. Does this sound familiar, dear friends? He took the vows of chastity. He changed his disguise and changed his identity, dear Shaumbra.

Gautama felt that his body and his humaness were not appropriate. They were holding him back, keeping him from knowing who he truly was. So, he abused his body by not feeding or nourishing it. He tried to deny himself, rather than following the song of his heart. He did this in his search for the truth. Does this sound familiar, dear Shaumbra?

He left his relationships, with all who he had known. He endured many physical and emotional hardships on the path. And, he went to study with a teacher, a grand and a wise teacher. He studied, dear ones, the art of "no-thing," thinking that if he emptied out his entire being, he would come to know who he was. He studied hard and long with this master of releasing.

Gautama is here now to tell you that what he was doing was one more level of denying. He was denying his mind the ability to operate, and to have vibrations and energies pass in and out of it. He was taught in his studies how to block the mind, how to stop the flow of energy. He also did this with his body. He denied his body of the love.

Indeed, he learned much in doing this. He learned that pain is not so much fun! He learned that there are many altered-state trips that you can take when your body and your mind are at those deep levels of denial. But, he learned that the altered-state trips were not based in living or reality. They were also illusions. They did not bring the essence of love, the essence of Spirit, and the essence of truth.

Gautama had "fun" playing with this deep level of denying… when his hair fell out, because there were no nutrients feeding it… and when his toenails literally fell out. He was not loving his body. He was denying it. And, when his bones became brittle, he learned more about this denial, this "no-thing."

One day the inner voice within Gautama realized that this was not the truth he sought. It was but an aspect. So, he left, and he continued down the road. He continued his deep levels of meditation. He continued his ceremonies. He continued all those sacred practices. In a sense, these were helping to drive him. These were creating low points. Oh, indeed, Gautama had depression, and fear, and anxiety. But, what he was really doing was creating a low to help him eventually get to a new level of enlightenment.

Along the road he heard of another teacher. The teachings of this new wise one sounded true and deep. So, he went to be schooled by a second master. The second master taught him the art of non-perception. He taught him the art that all things are merely illusions.

Gautama loved this study, this game of the mind, of having no perception, no illusions of anything, of releasing all things. In a sense, it was the antithesis of the denial that he had previously studied. But he soon learned that "no-perception" is simply another form of denial. When everything is called an illusion and nothing is brought back, when there is denial of the "now" you are experiencing… this is just another form of denial. Does that sound familiar, Shaumbra?

Gautama left the second school with deep despair, not finding the answer and the truth that he was truly searching for. At some point he realized that this life of denial, blockages and not living in the "now" … was not truth. He resumed eating, feeding his body with the energy it needed. He went back to a life of some abundance. He realized that having no abundance was only causing pain.

With this new wisdom he had a balance of understanding… of energies… of abundance… of feeding the body… of allowing flow through the mind. He came back into the "now" world, resuming relationships with the ones who were families and who had been friends.

Do you understand what Gautama is telling you on this day, dear friends? After he endured pain and suffering through denial, he received his major enlightenment in that lifetime. While he was sitting under the tree, Gautama realized that indeed he was Spirit, expressing as a human… but indeed he was Spirit.

When he understood this at the deepest levels within him, others saw it upon his face and in his countenance. They began to follow him. They wanted what he had. He told the followers over and over, "It is within you. Indeed, I can offer you the wisdom of my experience, but the journey is your own." He did not so much like this following, but they did, they did.

Now, many books have been written about the Enlightened One. Many temples have been built in his honor. People around the world talk about his journeys and what he learned. He is here today to tell you one thing: this so-called enlightenment, this so-called divine understanding… he could not fully grasp it in his lifetime. But, it is available to you, Shaumbra in your lifetime. We will explain what we mean by this.

Let us talk for a moment about energies, about how they work, and about duality. Let us talk for a moment of the highs and the lows. Then, let us talk of the New Energy of Earth that you are walking into. In the remaining lessons of this series will speak to you about the New Energy, and what is truly happening around you.

Duality was a method for you to look at yourself, to look at the opposite in the mirror. You came from One, from the Kingdom, where there was only One. When you left Home, when you left the First Circle, dear friends, the first energies of duality came in. This is when you were first able to start looking at yourself in the mirror. Duality – two opposites. Dual reality.

This is when you first began to have an identity that was your own. Until then, you were simply one who lived in the Kingdom, in oneness. Now you were beginning to develop your own identity. This identity of yours as the Prince, as Jack, was like a boulder in the water. We spoke about the boulders recently. It was like a boulder. It caused the water to break its flow.

The energies in the Kingdom were a singular flow. Now, your new identity was like a boulder in the stream of divine energy. When you put a boulder in the water it creates turbulence. It breaks up the flow. Some water rushes over. Some water rushes around the side, and vortexes are created at the other end of the rock. In a sense, that is what duality is. Your sense of identity outside of the kingdom sits like a boulder in the stream of energies. All of this is appropriate, all appropriate. It is helping you, dear Prince and Princess, to develop new understandings of who you truly are.

The energies of duality, in a sense, are like waves that occur after the boulder. In the waves, there are highs and lows, ups and downs. Duality is like a wave of energy. You have seen how this is drawn – a wave of energy going up and down, up and down.

When you crossed through the Wall of Fire, there was – we know there are some who will want to argue this – but there was a finite amount of energy that went with you. When you left Home, there was a finite amount of energy that left. Now, this finite amount is vast! As a human, you do not have to worry about running out of energy. But, everything outside of the First Circle contains a finite amount of energy.

Over the course of time, even before you came to Earth, the energies of duality played off of each other. The light played off the dark. The left played off the right. Male played off female. And, in a sense, they did a dance together. At times the energies collided with each other as a way of shifting energies, but never creating new energy. These energies of duality would change their balance of light:dark, but never change the amount of energy within them. Duality is simply two energies opposing each other. At times they come together, at times they trade roles, and at times these energies put on a new face, a new mask. But the sum, or amount, of energy never changes.

Now, in your lifetimes there are highs and lows. These are the waves of duality that come through. You experience them at many different levels. You experience highs and lows, emotionally, and physically, and even spiritually. As humans, you try to get out of the lows and only experience the highs.

The lows are appropriate. Look back on your life. Was it not the lows, in the most challenging times of your life, that you had the greatest insights, the greatest understandings? And, you also had the greatest desire to get the heck out of that low! (audience laughter) You would do anything to get out of the low! You were not complacent in the low.

Neither was Gautama when he went through his period of denial. He was in the lowest state of lows, physically and mentally. But, yet this provided the energy and motivation for him to keep moving along.

In duality, the lows provide – how to say – a roller coaster effect to take you to a high. The highs periods are when you solidify the enlightenments and the wisdom that you gained in the lows. It is here that you bring the new wisdom into a more tangible, crystalline form.

But, do you know what happens, dear Shaumbra, when you get to the high peak? You want another roller coaster experience! So, you allow yourself to dive back into the low. Do you see yourself in this? The lows help you to gain the potential for wisdom, to gain the motivation to continue moving forward. Then, you bring these into your high states, and in a sense, anchor them there before you go into your next roller coaster ride. That is how duality has worked – highs and lows.

It is very detrimental to try to avoid the lows. That is why we have spoken against these psychotropic drugs that put a blanket on living in the now. Ah, the lows! They have been so precious. They have been such a part of your journey, and such a part of Gautama’s journey. This is the way duality has worked. We know so many of you fear these lows. You loathe the lows. You do not want to be in these. You think there is something wrong with them, but they are a natural part of duality. The waves of high and low have brought you to this point on your path.

Now, the waves have never created New Energy. They have simply brought new understandings to the energy that was already there. Now, comes the time that Metatron spoke of when you enter into the New Energy. You are entering into it now. It is no longer like a wave of high and low.

It is difficult to describe the New Energy. Indeed, even the words we speak today will evolve in later discussions. The old energy was like a linear wave of highs and lows, going in one direction. The New Energy is like adding another wave that runs sideways. It interweaves with the old wave of duality – one wave still going up and down, but a new wave that goes sideways, that goes left and right. These waves intersect each other.

Now, we will have many more discussions about this. But, it is to say that duality is not destroyed or denied. It is expanded. You go from "2" to "4." You will see that there are four wave patterns in the New Energy, ups and downs, but also side to side. They intermingle with each other and intersect with each other. This changes the perception of the lows, because there is a new balancing wave that flows on its side. This is the New Energy. It still contains the essence of duality, but it has a whole new dimension to it.

We spoke a week and a day ago of the Void of Ascension. We have planted this energy in New York City, where there is a large void from the World Trade Centers. These buildings represented duality. Oh, and we spoke less than a year ago to you. We said the walls would come tumbling down. We meant this literally and figuratively. And, indeed the walls of duality, represented by the two buildings, came down.

No, we did not know less than a year ago that this would be the specific place. But, we knew the energies were ready for it. It could have been other buildings. It could have been institutions. It could have been governments. In a sense, you as humans chose this symbol of duality, next to your Statue of Liberty, the symbol of freedom. Do you not think the energies of freedom helped to release the energies of duality?

Now, when these buildings came tumbling down, and the debris was cleared, as it is now, there remains a void. There is nothing but a hole. And, it is not the time to rebuild. Leave the void in place. Oh, indeed it may be appropriate to put a monument there, a park. Yet it is best to leave it blank for a while, for a period of time.

How does this relate to you in your life? How does this relate to the New Energy, and how does it relate to Gautama, our guest on this day? It is simple. As you are transitioning into the New Energy, and you have experiences come up in your life, and you have questions come into your life, and challenges, go into the Void for a brief period of time. When you have a very pressing question on your mind, do not ask us. Do not even try to fill in the blank yourself.

Oh, there is such a tendency with humans. When you are ready to release something, you want the answer to the new before you release. It does not work that way in the New Energy. Go into a void. We say "void," because you just allow it to be for a period of time.

Take a situation in your life. Perhaps it is about a job. Perhaps, your job has been pulled out from underneath you. There is a tendency to want to replace it immediately. There is a strong human tendency to want to replace it. You see your bills stacking up, and you see your checkbook going down. You scream out and say, "I need my job to be replaced."

Instead, go into the void, the Void of Ascension. There are issues in your life – we saw so many of them at your recent seminar on abundance (Higher Learning Series). We asked Cauldre talk about being in a place of stillness, of quiet, of not asking Spirit for the answer. And not trying to manufacture an answer for yourself. Instead, go into the void for a short period of time.

This is putting the problem or the question at hand aside for a period of time. Why? Because if you try to replace it, if you try to solve it in the moment, you are trying to solve it in the mind of duality. You are trying to solve it in the Old Energy. Put it aside, whatever this challenge or question is.

What happens is that your own divinity, that exists in the New Energy, will bring resolution. This is the solution that Metatron spoke of, the one that is already there. But it exists in the New Energy, not in the Old. It allows your divinity to bring this up, in you and through you. Then you will have the "Ah hah!" moment, the knowingness, the "Ah" that we spoke of, the enlightenment that we spoke of.

But, there is the short time of this Void of Ascension, when you have let go of the Old, when you have released the Old and not replaced it yet. It is not an abyss. It is not darkness. It is not the low of duality. It is just setting it aside for a divine moment, into the void.

What happens here, dear friends, is a miracle. It is a miracle. As you put it to the side, you let the Fruit of the Rose bring forth the divine solution. As you allow this to happen, something takes place that is precious, that is fulfillment. It is something even Gautama could not realize in his lifetime. When you let your divinity find the solution, new energy is created. New energy.

We said earlier that when you left Home, the Kingdom, a finite amount of energy came with you. No new energy has ever been created outside of the First Circle. You have just changed and transformed the existing energy base. And do you remember when we have spoken to you about all things in the Second Circle coming to an impasse? The energies of the universe came to a standstill at one point. Duality could no longer re-express itself.

In the Crimson Circle school – Cauldre corrects us – Intensive (Crimson Circle Intensive I: Outside the Circle) we speak of this. It was the "star wars" period where energy could move forth no more. It came to an impasse. It stopped. That is when the Order of the Arc was created to find a solution to the impasse. Earth was created to find solution to the energetic impasse that occurred.

When you gaze into the stars at night, you are looking at your past. When your scientists use the new, sophisticated telescopes to probe the universe, they are also looking at your past. They are looking at what you left behind, at what you created. That is what it is.

As we have said before, technology follows consciousness. Your consciousness is rising. You are at that point of quantum leap in your personal consciousness. So, is it no wonder that these recent, amazing pictures from space (using the Hubble telescope) would come back to you now?

And, do you know what your scientists will see quite soon that will go in the face of everything that they have ever speculated? And, it will indeed go in the face of what so many of your world religions teach. They will find that the universe is finite! They will find that at some point in the history of the universe, all energies stopped.

They will not understand how to interpret this. They will not understand why there can be so much energy in the universe, and yet, why everything stopped at a point. What they don't realize is that they are seeing something from the past. But, that is a whole other discussion.

When you go into the Void of Ascension, you are not bringing in the old energy or duality. You are not seeking solutions from the mind of duality. You go into this quiet space. You do not fret over your problems. You allow the Fruit of the Rose to bring forth the resolution. This is indeed when new energy is created. It has never before been done.

Now, this new energy is not in a form that you might recognize right away. It is not in a form that is going to shoot through your hands and feet. It is not in a form that you can consume. But, it is new energy. And, there will be implications all around you. We will speak of that in our next two lessons in this series.

Lesson Nine of the Ascension Series – YOU ARE CREATING NEW ENERGY. You are creating it by releasing duality without trying to replace it with a consciousness of the Old Energy. When you find solution that comes from within, this creates New Energy. It has never been done before. The implications of this are tremendous… the implications to consciousness, to Earth, and to you as individuals.

Your homework for the next 30 days is to go into the Void of Ascension, into this place where you are no longer in the Old Energy. You are not trying to find the solution in your mind of duality. Go into this place. It will be terrifying at first, but you will get through. The solution will come from within. And, you will know the voice as your own. It will be surrounded by wisdom and enlightenment.

Gautama is delighted to be here on this day. It marks the month of his own supposed enlightenment. But, he shakes his head and says, "I had enlightenment for that time and that consciousness of Earth." "But, because of the entire consciousness of Earth," he says, "I could not go into this true place of divinity. I could not create New Energy." "Indeed, I came to understand many things about my journey," he says, "but the true enlightenment I could not realize, because the consciousness of Earth was not ready for it at the time."

Gautama could not go into the ascension energy that you can. There are many wonderful things that he realized. But, he could not go into the Void of Ascension, for it did not exist.

Now, we bring Gautama in today, in particular, because we also want to point out something that’s important here. Meditation has been a very important part of your journey up to now. And, we have asked you recently to release this. Meditation served you well. Indeed, it served the Buddha quite well. But, in meditation there has been a form of denial where you tried to block the mind and the body.

In the New Energy, even in the Void of the New Energy, there is no blockage. All energies come through your being. The river flows once again. Identity is melded into the river now. It does not need to be a boulder in the water. It flows through you. It is like the breath coming through you. It flows in, and it flows out.

We have asked you to release the meditation. Do not assume another practice to replace it. Do not try to replace it with anything else at this time. The void is not a meditation. It is not an attempt to clear the mind. It is allowing your divinity to bring solution and expression in and through you.

If you are always struggling and pushing and trying to do ceremony, and trying to do prayer and meditation, your divinity does not have a chance to come through because you are trying to fill it with something. When the void is there, the divinity can come through. Do not try to replace the old energy with something new.

Do not try to replace the destroyed buildings in New York with new buildings. There is an attempt to do this at this time, for they want to cover up something. They want to quickly fill in.

The void is uncomfortable. There is nothing there. Humans in duality always wanted something there, always wanted to fill, always wanted to replace. Be in the Void of Ascension for a bit.

Then, your divinity, your God-self can come roaring through you. When it does, you will have insights and understandings that you could not possibly have had in the mind of duality. You will have realizations, and you will have things happen to you that are not in the least what you are expecting, because you are expecting from a mind of duality.

It will be very different. We cannot explain it much further than that. It is an experience you will have on your own. That is why we asked you to release your guides. That is why we asked you to release the crystals, and all of the other accoutrements that fill your energy. Release them. Be in the Void of Ascension. This is when your divine self can come through. And, again, it will be NOTHING like what you expect it to be.

Lesson Nine of the Ascension Series: you ARE creating New Energy. You thought this New Energy was just a replacement word for New Age! It is not. The New Energy is a new physics, and it is beginning to happen now. When we speak of New Energy, YOU ARE CREATING IT.

Cauldre now scolds us and tells us the day is getting long. Indeed, indeed it is. We wanted to take the time to bring in the understanding of what it is like to be in the Void of Ascension, to know that divineness comes through, to know that a new energy is coming in. It is taking place now. It is phenomenal. It is taking place after eons of time. It is happening now. And you wonder sometimes why your journey has been difficult?

Gautama says his journey was difficult for him at the time, but nothing like yours. The waves of duality, these highs and lows, were more spread out. And, they weren't as high or as low in his lifetime as Buddha. Yours are very compressed now. The waves are coming very fast. There are high highs and low lows. They are flipping, changing directions, faster than ever. This has indeed posed a challenge for you. Indeed!

We also point out that Gautama told stories of journeys. We all told stories of journeys back in our days. That is how we explained things. That is how we expressed enlightenments. And, indeed, even Siddhartha had four realizations… and four enlightenments… and met four humans on the road. It is not just I, Tobias, that does that! (some audience laughter).

There is a significance to the number of "four." It is the New Energy. And, there is a significance to any story of Shaumbra on the road. When Shaumbra is on the journey for truth, you are accompanied by the ones who call YOU master. They go by the name of Yeshua, and Metatron, and Gautama and all of the others. For you are never alone. We love you dearly.

And so it is!

Tobias of the Crimson Council is presented by Geoffrey Hoppe, aka "Cauldre," Golden, Colorado. The story of Tobias, from the biblical Book of Tobit, can be found on the Crimson Circle web site at The Tobias Materials have been offered free of charge to lightworkers and Shaumbra around the world since August 1999, the time when Tobias said humanity moved past the potential of destruction and into the New Energy.

The Crimson Circle is a global network of human angels who are among the first to transition into the New Energy. As they experience the joys and challenges of the ascension status, they help other humans on their journeys through sharing, caring and guiding. Over 40,000 visitors come to the Crimson Circle web site each month to read the latest materials and discuss their own experiences.

The Crimson Circle meets monthly in the Denver, Colorado area where Tobias presents the latest information through Geoffrey Hoppe. Tobias states that he and the others of the celestial Crimson Council are actually channeling the humans. According to Tobias, they are reading our energies and translating our own information back to us so we can see it from the outside, while experiencing it on the inside. Crimson Circle gatherings are open to the public, although RSVPs are appreciated. There is nothing to join and no dues to pay. The Crimson Circle receives its abundance through the open love and gifting of Shaumbra throughout the world.

The ultimate purpose of the Crimson Circle is to serve as human guides and teachers to those walking the path of inner spiritual awakening. This is not an evangelical mission. Rather, the inner light will guide people to your doorstep for your compassion and care. You will know what to do and teach in that moment, when the unique and precious human who is about to embark on the journey of the Bridge of Swords comes to you.

If you are reading this and feel a sense of truth and connection, you are indeed Shaumbra. You are a teacher and a human guide. Allow the seed of divinity to blossom within you in this moment and for all times to come. You are never alone, for there is family around the world and angels in the realms around you.

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