Question: Can the masters open more about what an etheric retreat is?
Kim Michaels: I feel I can give you a little bit on that because they have given various teachings on it. It’s basically that the masters are here to help us in various ways. But they’re not allowed to descend into physical embodiment or to descend into a physical manifestation, in most cases. There are rare cases where they have been seen by people, but it’s very rare. So, in general they’re not allowed to go below the identity level, which is also called the etheric octave in some teachings. The masters through me generally call it the identity realm because they want to tie it in to the four bodies that we have. But it can just as well be called the etheric realm.
The masters have actually said that there are 33 levels of the etheric realm, and in the lower 11 levels, there can be fallen beings, so there are no etheric retreats below that level. The retreats of the masters are in the 22 higher realms of the etheric level. There are multiple purposes, but one of them is that it’s difficult for us in embodiment to travel in our finer bodies to the spiritual realm. But we have an identity body, which is already in the identity realm, so a little bit depending on which level of the identity realm we are focused in, it’s still not as big of a gap to travel to one of the masters’ retreats.
We can go there and we can learn specific lessons. We may not remember this consciously, although there are people who remember. Many people have had, just before you awaken, what they call a lucid dream, a more clear dream, that you have been in some kind of learning environment. I’ve had this several times in my life, a sense of being in a learning environment with other people. That’s an example of your consciously remembering having been to one of these etheric retreats. But even if you don’t consciously remember it, you can still have retained the lesson you learned. You can sometimes wake up with an insight that you didn’t have the evening before, and you just suddenly understand something. Or during the day, now suddenly you understand this, and that can be a result of you going there.
Now, the masters also, of course, can release light through these etheric retreats to the other realms, mental, emotional, physical. That’s another reason they have them. You can find various descriptions of the retreats in some of the old teaching. There was a movement called the I AM Movement, they have some descriptions of this, for example the Cave of Symbols that Saint Germain has over the state of Wyoming in the U.S. They have some very vivid descriptions of this. (In a book named Unveiled Mysteries)
There is also a very good book by the Summit Lighthouse called The Masters and Their Retreats, which lists all of the masters, all of their retreats, their physical locations, but also has a short description, and sometimes a longer description, but in most cases at least a short description, of the retreat. If you want to know more about it, that book is the number one source for it.
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