We come from our God Self, Monad or Mighty I AM Presence. This divine aspect of our being then creates the so-called Oversoul or Higher Self, which is the Soul family to which our individual Souls belong. Our individual Souls are that part of ourselves that reincarnates over and over again in order to evolve and ultimately return to our God Self or Monad.
While the idea of reincarnation may still be somewhat new to the Westerner, in Eastern tradition it is a common belief. Actually, reincarnation was a basic belief within the Jewish and Christian tradition too, however, in the course of history references to it have been omitted from the Bible.
In any case, once we take responsibility for our growth and the cultivation of divine attributes within us, we, the Soul, begin the path of initiation and ascension. This path is commonly called the Spiritual path. The Spiritual path is the path of bringing Spirit into the physical world by returning or awareness and attention to Spirit. The path of ascension is the path of descending (or anchoring) our Monad on Earth by ascending (or raising) our overall consciousness.
The Integrated Ascended Master consciously cultivates divine attributes and qualities, and makes a very conscious effort to anchor Monadic consciousness in the material world.
Dr Joshua David Stone was one of the most influential Spiritual teachers, leaders and forerunners of our time. He had a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology and was a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Counselor in California, USA.
He served as Official Spokesperson for the Planetary Ascension Movement and made his mark in the Consciousness Community as a prolific writer, authoring the 15-volume Easy to Read Encyclopedia of the Spiritual Path, published in several languages, as well as eight major Ascended Master Training Courses and several comprehensive Training Programs ranging from channeling, the psychology of astrology, the Book of Life of God, to his legendary 2,000 page Counseling Manual, and much, much more.
Today, the I AM University is the one and only Integrated Ascended Master Training Facility in this world. It stands firmly on the foundation of a comprehensive and ever-expanding curriculum which Dr Stone dedicated his life creating.
In 2005, Dr Joshua David Stone passed over to the Spirit world where he continues to Spiritually support the expansion of the I AM University the continuation of which he entrusted into the hands of Gloria Excelsias, his long-term personal assistant and protégé.
Dr Stone is one of the most widely read authors in the New Age Movement and known as the world’s most trusted source for integrated Spiritual development. http://www.iamuniversity.org
Gloria Excelsias is the President of the I AM University, an educational institution with focus on Spiritual and psychological development that was founded by the late Dr Joshua David Stone in 2004 and handed over to her care and leadership in 2005, at Dr Stone’s passing. As Dr Stone’s personal assistant, close friend and protégé, she received ongoing personal training in applied transpersonal psychology and integrated ascension which would prepare her consciousness for her later service work as the University’s President. Having moved the I AM University from California to Salzburg, Austria, her native country, she is now passionately dedicated to running and evolving the I AM University as an inspired writer and speaker, placing thematic priority on Spiritual psychology, the re-integration and updating of ancient occult teachings and the overall unfoldment of human consciousness.
Some of her service projects include:
Planetary World Service: www.PlanetaryWorldService.org
I AM Tunes – Spiritual Audio Download Library: www.IAM-Tunes.org
I AM YOU Foundation - Charity Project: www.IAMYou-Foundation.org
Ascension for Beginners – 365 free articles, 25 mini-courses and 25 meditations for newcomers on the Spiritual path: www.AscensionForBeginners.org