This is Maitreya’s Newsletter #158 from Maitreya Speaks.
Recently on the web site forum the following question was asked: “Maitreya, Is the peace – ‘that occurs at a certain level of development’ that you have spoken about – is this a result of one truly knowing that one is in control of ‘ones reality’ (by one’s intentions) or is it something else?.. Or even something additional to this?”
The peace that surpasses all understanding can only come when one has reached a certain level of vibration when the Self is controlled, and when one has worked through all old programmed negative energy. One cannot have peace if one is plagued by doubt, fear, insecurity, jealousy, anger, and other emotional feelings. Once these feelings are no longer there, then there is so much space for love and for peace in one’s life. The purpose of the Self is to stop you having this peace, to involve you in the actions of another and not in your own issues, and so it keeps you occupied all of the time. There is no time for meditation, no time for prayer, no time for happiness.
The Self is the tread mill and you allow yourselves to be on that wheel. You have an expression on the Earth plane, “take time to smell the roses.” The Self does not want to smell the roses; it wants to do other things but this. While the Self is there, driving you and fooling you, you cannot find peace under any circumstances. The peace that surpasses all understanding is a situation of detachment, where no one mirrors for you anymore, nothing concerns you, and you have no fear. All that you need manifests when you think of it. It is truly heaven on Earth. All souls can attain to this level of vibration; it is not limited to a few souls. ALL souls can reach this level of consciousness, but only after going through the battle with the Self and Higher Self. When one does this, one is truly one with God.