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Paul Selig: The Teachings of Mastery

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According to The Guides in Paul Selig’s channeled text, The Book of Knowing and Worth, “What you call to you is always a reflection of what you believe should be. And every time you say who you are, your world confirms.”

‘Wait. What? All that shows up in my life is a direct result of what I believe I am worthy of having? The societal inequities I observe, the work I do, the communities to which I belong and the opportunities that come, or do not come, are all results of what I believe I am allowed to have?’

This was my immediate question after reading the aforementioned text for the first time. To say the least, this message really caught my attention.

The piercingly fundamental teachings compelled me to take a thorough look at what I believed could, or could not, show up in my life as well as what I am participating in the creation of on a larger scale.

The Guides, as Selig refers to them, relay high vibratory messages that resonate deeply in the aim to remind you of your true purpose.

Selig, a writer and teacher for over 25 years, who “did not anticipate doing this kind of work,” reluctantly stepped into the work of mediumship, telepathy and channeling after a spiritual experience in 1987 left him “seeing the lights around people.”

Paul Selig

Described as “a medium for the living,” Paul has the unique ability to step-into and “become” the people his clients ask about, often taking on their personalities and physical characteristics as he “hears” them telepathically.

In 2009, as he hosted a small weekly group in his apartment, Selig experienced a turn of events. His Guides turned to a woman who was there and said, “You know Paul is not going to believe what’s coming through him until he sees it written down.”

At that time Selig had experienced a professional setback, and was encouraged by a close friend to write the memoir about how he became clairaudient. Selig was reluctant but his Guides said, “No, we have a book to write. If you take two weeks, we’ll do it.”

In two and half weeks the Guides dictated I Am the Word. They said it would be the first book in a trilogy which now includes The Book of Love and Creation and The Book of Knowing and Worth.

The fourth text The Book of Mastery, was released in January 2016 and begins a second trilogy on how to improve life for yourself, for others and ultimately for global humanity through the “Teachings of Mastery.”

I recently had the pleasure to speak with Selig.

BJB: The Book of Mastery talks about the perspective through which we see our world claims our world into being, and that everything we see before us we’ve “agreed to” on some level. Can you explain what it means to “be in agreement”?

PS: I think when the Guides that I work with say “in agreement,” they simply mean co-resonance. That everything is operating at a level of co-resonance. And what my Guides are saying is that it’s not just the life that you are having, and your experience here and your ability to let’s say attract wealth or relationships, in fact you’re in co-resonance with everything you see because the world that you see couldn’t exist without your participation to it.

I think that they’re speaking to the collective here, perhaps even more so than to the individual; but they do say how any individual perceives anything is claiming that thing into being through identity and they would say vibration.

So when you transform how you see something you’re bringing a different kind of vibration to it, and you’re lifting it.

In no way are they implying that we’re out there intentionally creating our own disharmony, but they’re saying if you can see it, you’re in agreement with it through vibratory accord.

And consequently, because you’re in vibratory accord, that means you can impact it in a positive way.

BJB: Is this the same as unconsciously creating a situation to affirm our limitations and keep ourselves small?

PS: Yes, but look at taking this outside of the individual experience of his/her own importance into a collective landscape. We’re all creating these things together. We’re all operating with an agreed upon since of limitation.

Frankly, we all agree that men can fly because we’ve had air travel for over a century now. Two hundred years ago that was impossible. So the idea that it was possible was first claimed by somebody who then helped make it so, and now we all agree to it.

There are collective agreements, as I understand, about what it means to be a person/human being in a culture. All of these things in many ways are things that we’re all ascribing power and validity to, and consequently are in energetic accord with.

BJB: If we all believe in racism or war, how can a mass group of people make a shift?

PS: I’m not the teacher here. I’m mostly the “radio,” but the Guides that I work with have said that for every one person who wakes up, they wake up a thousand more. My Guides have said again and again that “nothing can be created, or claimed by any of us until we first claim it as a possibility.” That’s the first step.

The Guides have said that “you’ve had war for so long, that you can’t imagine a world without it. And because you can’t imagine a world without it, you’re always claiming it into being. Until you change your mind about what can be, and go into a new agreement, you’re going to keep claiming the old thing into being.”

Now can this be so, they say it can be so, but I hear “as we” and we have to circle the “we” agree to it.

Even if you look at what’s happening in the current political race, with people that are outsiders, and no longer agree to the old rules on both sides, you’ll see how hungry people are to move away from what we clearly know isn’t working well anymore.

Something has to be claimed that has been unknown in order to move to a higher place. You don’t claim the new by reinvesting in the old. It just doesn’t happen.

BJB: As far as the signs of many souls awakening at the same time, what does the awakening look like? Is it challenges happening simultaneously to give you the choice to respond differently?

PS: I don’t get specifics on this. I think perhaps what it looks like for one may be vastly different from what it looks like to another. I think that in some ways, what the Guides have said again and again is that, humanity is at a time of reckoning. They say that reckoning is a “facing of oneself and all one’s creations. And what has been created in fear, has to now be re-created in a higher way.”

We can’t continue to create in fear. “The action of fear,” as they have said, “is to claim more fear.”

So what does an awakening look like? It looks like a reality that is not invested in fear. “That’s not operating in fear. And reaction to fear.”

When I imagine what my life would be like without fear, I think it would be a vastly different experience of being. We’re being taught to fear all the time. And we’re being taught to give over our authority to these things that will keep us safe.

The Guides have said we’ve “created bombs that can destroy everybody under the guise of being safe.” This makes no sense that we need a bigger bomb so we can be safe. This is how we’ve been playing the game thus far, and it’s not working very well.

BJB: So you would have to choose the possibility that you can live a life that is not dominated by fear?

PS: I get a “yes.” I don’t know if that’s how they would say it. They’re saying, “It’s about realizing that you are vastly more than you think you are. The small self has an investment in replicating history. The true self, or the Divine Self seeks to realize herself in fullness even at the cost of the old.”

BJB: For the individuals who seek out this material and want to raise their vibration, why does the experience of raising your vibration feel so heavy? Does the illusion of fear ever fully go away?

PS: The Guides say, “If you don’t exist there, it’s not there. It’s only there when you exist with it.”

Why does it feel so heavy? I don’t know that “heavy” is the right word, perhaps dense.

We’re operating in form. We have a physical reality that we’re all in agreement to be sharing. So the idea of re-identifying as the Divine Self is not at the cost of a physical life at all, but it is about realizing the truth in all things beyond how we may have been taught to perceive things.

BJB: In an effort to rename things, change the energy and know something in a different way, how do we describe a feeling that is not positive?

PS: I hear, “As you feel it. You’re simply stating your experience, the knowing of who and what you are transcends that, but it doesn’t invalidate the experience.”

If somebody steps on my foot, I have the right to say, “Please don’t step on my foot.” Now was it a Divine Being who stepped on my foot? Yes. At a higher level that human being is an aspect of the Creator in form, and I can realize that. But I can also say, “Don’t step on my foot again.”

The higher truth is this is an aspect of the Divine which is eternally present. My experience of it may be different of it depending on how I feel.

For example, I complain all the time. But I do realize that my complaining does reinforce the very thing I’m complaining about. I’m affirming what I say I don’t want, and I’m re-claiming that into being with every statement I make because the universe essentially goes into agreement with me at that level.

I am spirit at a higher level, and the higher, in my understanding, is what really does transform the lower, or the physical.

BJB: You’ve said the Guides say, “Spiritual work isn’t about being happy all the time.” Do you think we place too much emphasis on being happy instead of being truthful?

PS: I would say so. If I want to put my happiness at the forefront of all things, I have to look at how I define happiness. My idea of happiness is not being confronted by anybody and that everything that I want comes to me without effort. And these things are wonderful when they happen. But truthfully, I would use “happy” and “comfort” in the same way. So if this is about being comfortable, it’s actually about being stagnant.

Growth is not always comfortable. Growth is about propelling ourselves forward, changing form and living in different ways. Now some people love change. I don’t like change. If I like a restaurant, I could eat there every day for the rest of my life.

BJB: In the books, I find your questions and responses to the material helpful.

PS: The books are the unedited transcripts and that includes my questions which really are for me, and not the reader. They’re mostly because I don’t know what they’re talking about, and I want to feel more comfortable going forward with some context.

BJB: In The Book of Mastery you ask, “If this is an old teaching, why is it coming through now? Did it not work the first time?” The Guides respond that mankind was not in a place of comprehension. How are we more prepared to receive and comprehend the teachings now? What has changed within us?

PS: The first thing I hear, which is surprising to me, is “technology.” We can actually “move information much more quickly around the globe. So there’s less density in information as well as vibration.”

I’ve understood, as have many others, the whole species, or the whole planet perhaps, is in process of moving toward a higher vibration. My Guides don’t say it in quite those terms, but that’s been my understanding. There’s less density that allows these things to happen more quickly.

I’m telepathic and that’s my work for most of the day in my office with clients. I didn’t know I was telepathic. I truly didn’t know it until I found out I was accurate when I would tune into people and begin to resemble people I had never seen before. The fact that that was even happening was thoroughly astonishing to me.

Would I have been able to do this in my denser form, before I was working on lifting my field in support of this work? I don’t think so. But I do know that if I can do it, that simply means that it can be done.

That means that it’s available to everyone.

I’m curious about their response of technology. The Guides just said, “You get around faster. When you talk to each other and when you share information, you’re actually building a field of great potential that can be aligned to, and this was not possible prior.”

I actually think, in a funny way, that the internet for some people was the first real way of moving into communication beyond body at lighting speed. I think that’s part of it and I hear, “Yes, it is.” That’s new information for me.

BJB: What has been the most unexpected part of the channeling experience for you?

PS: I think it’s been the consistency of it. The Guides have been extraordinarily consistent in their message and in building a teaching in a way that I don’t think I’m capable of. I just don’t think that I’m capable of closing my eyes and dictating, at this point, probably thousands of pages of teachings that are coherent and are building. It’s kind of amazing.

There’s something that feels somewhat eternal about these teachings. I like that. It allows me to trust. The Guides have said, “When something is true, it is always true a thousand years before and a thousand years hence.”

BJB: Having relayed so much information, what questions do you have?

PS: How do I acclimate to the teachings and practice them more fully in my own life?

Although I perceive them, I don’t consider myself a spiritual teacher. I don’t consider myself a Guru. I don’t want to be either of those things. I’m the “radio” for this broadcast that I myself grapple with, and hope to one day more fully understand and comprehend.

“The work is mastery, and this is the text of mastery, and what mastery means is that you can no longer blame another for your own lives, for your own dilemmas, for your own physical self, for your own creations. It means you claim purview of every avenue of your life and you walk the boulevard that is before you as the Divine One you are.”

Personal and planetary evolution requires our immediate attention, and it is time for each of us to accept our responsibility for creating the reality in which we want to live.

Each of us is being called to be a Master and live as a catalyst of universal energy to transform the higher potentials into reality.

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