My Beloved Friends Whom I See in the Retreats Every Night, I would speak to you about empowerment–El Morya’s empowerment, the Messenger’s empowerment and your own empowerment.
Beloved El Morya has placed his mantle upon me and he has risen higher in consciousness and service to life. By his grace and love, I have received this mantle. All of us have been empowered by El Morya since he gives us the power to direct our own affairs. So I too am empowering you to come up higher. I am determined to see you all the way home to your ascension by your own efforts. I would like to quote a portion of El Morya’s June 30, 1997, dictation:
“There are not so many keys, beloved, only a few. To find them, to unlock the door, to return to eternal life– this is your calling. And in the process you shall know the Holy Spirit. For I, El Morya, am determined that you shall know that Spirit as I have known that Maha Chohan, that beatific one who comes to us and says to all of us at the point in time that we are called: ‘Come up higher. I shall reignite in you the eternal flame, a flame that shall never go out. It is the flame of your Holy Christ Self.’ “…
Because of the honor and responsibility of El Morya’s mantle and my larger assignment of holding the balance of both positive and negative planetary karma, I am compelled to give you some guidelines about what I can and cannot do for you.
Because of my health and my upcoming retirement my role has changed in some respects. However I still retain my spiritual mantles and the sponsorship of the Great White Brotherhood. It is necessary that I concentrate on doing spiritual work and preparing for conferences when I am able to attend.
Dear hearts, Beloved K-17 and Lanello explained in their dictation of June 29, 1996 how your prayers can be answered and how I can maintain the Guru-chela relationship with you:
“As the Messenger has mentioned, we ask you to write letters to us, Lanello and K-17. You may address us jointly in a letter. Keep a copy of your letter and burn another copy so that you can see how we have answered your calls almost immediately and what progress you are making by writing to us. This is fruitful. And therefore, make it the last thing you do as you retire at night. Write that letter to us and burn it. This is our gift to you, beloved.
“…Call to the Causal Body of the Messenger. Call to the Causal Bodies of Lanello and K-17. We will assist you….Call for the twin Causal Bodies of the Messengers. Take advantage of the use of the Messenger’s Causal Body while she is in embodiment, beloved, for it is a powerful, living, pulsating presence.
“It is also, beloved, very important that you make a call to the I AM Presence of the Messenger when you are in distress and bowed down. She will make a call for you at inner levels….For this is the vow the Mother of the Flame has made to you, beloved. She will always make calls for those of you who call to her…. It is not necessary for you to write a letter to the Messenger. It is not necessary for you even to communicate with her, for she does all of this in her Higher Self.”
I have received countless confirmations of the above dispensation and I trust that you will take advantage of it. Many of you have written to me saying that when you have called on the mantle of the Messengers or burned your letter to me or an ascended master, your problem was immediately resolved or alleviated in some way….
The Guru-chela relationship comes down to a matter of oneness–the oneness that I feel with you and the oneness that in reality we are. We are as close as heartbeat, beloved.
I am empowering you to gain your mastery and to make your own invocations with your Holy Christ Self and the mantle of the Messengers to solve your problems. This is your challenge. This is your destiny. This is your ascension. Only you can walk through the door at Luxor to be greeted by Serapis Bey and Lanello. I cannot make it happen for you, but I am right beside you all the way as are those who share the Path with you. I entreat you to become the living Christ where you are and be free!
I profoundly thank each and every one of you who have prayed for me and for the healing of my body temple. -Mother: March 22, 1999
“The straightforward reality is that the current governance structure of CUT/TSL places the de facto ownership and control of this organization into the hands of a few individuals; The Presidents, the Board of Directors, and peripherally, the appointed Ministerial Council and to date largely impotent Council of Elders. CUT/TSL leadership has a very karmic and difficult initiation to lead and govern this organization without usurping the offices and mantles of our Messenger and Guru Ma. Our covenant as Communicants is based on our witness to Jesus Christ and Gautama Buddha and our submission to the initiations of the Fourteen Stations of the Cross and the Eightfold Path, as represented by the Messengers Mark and Elizabeth Prophet.
“Much of the division within this Community is the result of the closed legalistic approach to governance in which HQ has entrenched itself….Individuals become “disenfranchised” when their communicant covenant appears increasingly contingent upon agreement with and obeisance to the dictates of an outer ring of authority that has no direct relationship to the Masters such as our Messengers had.” -Raymond Ziemkowski of Los Angeles: 12-19-2003 email to the field of students
But in an organization run by human beings, there is no definitive way to assess people’s spiritual attainment. -“The Ascended Masters’ Sponsorship of the Summit Lighthouse in the 21st Century & Beyond” issued by the Royal Teton Ranch staff ~2004 (a plainly contentious opinion by RTR staff -R)
It used to be that when someone was out of favor with Mother then they were out of favor with everybody, now it is simply a matter of being out of favor with the board of directors….If leadership was able to abuse and ignore me for five months when Mother was at the top of our hierarchical structure, what do you think is happening now in her absence? They have no one to censure them, they are setting the rules and they will do as they please, all the while piously espousing the appearance of righteousness. -Norma Blumenschein: “The True Church Universal and Triumphant: Within the Heart”, 1-23-02
June 1, 2006
To the Ministerial Council,
Regarding signing the Ministerial Covenant, as you specify in your letter of May 8, 2006, I have done that.
The Ministerial Covenant in its original form was composed and approved by a quorum of ordained ministers of the Church in 1998. I signed the Covenant at that time, and I have lived faithfully by its tenets to this day.
You have changed the legitimate and authorized Ministerial Covenant by unilaterally adding a provision that you yourselves are over all of the other ministers in our Church. Neither the Messenger nor a quorum of ministers in our Church has ever delegated this authority to you, as I pointed out to you in the detailed letter I sent to you on December 31, 2004.
I therefore stand by the original and lawful Ministerial Covenant.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Rev. Timothy J. Connor
-Justinius: 4-6-1996 via Messenger ECP
At the time of this meeting with Carla in 2001 the elders were reporting that there was an in-house fight between Neroli Duffy and Kenneth Frazier for the position of spiritual head of our church. Ken Frazier had even approached Mother asking her to bestow upon him the mantle of the Vicar of Christ. Mother adamantly refused. And so the battle for the position of the Vicar of Christ began.
According to the rebuttal letter written by Rev. Linda Worbec to “Sufficiency Unto the Guru,” her statement is as follows, “The facts are: the Ministerial Council was appointed by the Board of Directors and confirmed by the Council of Elders to exercise eight enumerated duties of the Vicar of Christ that the Messenger previously fulfilled.” The ministerial council was formed to divide this mantle between five ministers. They are Ken Frazier, Tani Kingston, Gene Vosseler, Annice Booth and Marilyn Barrick.
The “White Paper” written by the Duffy’s appears to usurp the remaining eight duties.
We told Carla that we did not support Neroli Duffy or Ken Frazier as spiritual head of our church, we believe that Mother is God’s anointed Messenger and is the spiritual head of Church Universal and Triumphant. We believe that Mother has the anointed mantle of the Vicar of Christ that was given to her by Jesus for her life….
Now we see that recently some of the leadership are working hard to convince the congregation and staff that Mother has passed her mantles on to them. Mother retired from her administrative duties but not as Messenger. The “White Paper,” states that “when Mark took his leave of this octave, Mother had to become Mark. Now that our Messenger is withdrawing to enter the white fire core of being, we must become the fullness of the Mother.”
It continues to say that the organization must ask the question when faced with difficult situations, “What would Mother do?” Every chela’s karma and circumstance is different. It appears that the “White Paper,” is giving leadership the mantles of Guru and not just authority in administrative duties. The leadership also chooses “what Mother would do,” according to their own agenda such as ignoring the democratic governance with checks and balances, Mother and Gilbert tried to put in place before she left.
It also appears that Neroli and Peter have written the “White Paper.” The “White Paper” gives leadership the authority to usurp Mother’s mantles including the mantle of the Vicar of Christ. Have they forgotten that the mantle of the Vicar of Christ was given to Mother by Jesus for life? Communicant letters of due process are also being sent from their desk to keepers of the flame from the office of the presidents.
In our opinion, the “White Paper” is laced with serpentine logic.
In 2001 Peter Duffy spoke to a group of keepers concerned about the governance of our church. He proposed that leadership was working on a governance structure that consisted of an inner circle of five individuals that could not be voted in or out. This circle would represent a theocracy and would be above any representative governance within our church….
When Neroli lost her position as president, Kate Gordon told us that there was a desperate attempt by leadership to find a job for Neroli. Neroli tried to get a job in editorial because she wanted to write books. The editorial team who had been trained by Mother refused her. Neroli did not have the educational background in English studies or the discipline of the rigorous training under Mother to edit our teachings.
Shortly after Neroli was refused, almost all of the editorial team were fired. Neroli became head of editorial with Peter and Annice Booth behind the scenes. Kate Gordon became manager of editorial….
Neroli Duffy is the last remaining staff member that signed the document to remove the code of conduct that was on the executive board in 1997….One of the jobs Neroli has is the head of the spiritual focus committee. This committee decides all issues to be decreed on in our church. Some e-mails sent to keepers all over the world are incorrect or incomplete teachings such as the memo sent from Neroli saying that it is not necessary to decree on the 12th planet, even though Mother said that calls on the 12th planet are very important for the future of our children….One teen cried while telling us that Neroli said that if the children were upset by anything she had said that they were not to tell their parents about it but speak to the ministers….
The tactics that leadership used in dividing the Moscow teaching center are the same as they have used in taking over other teaching centers around the world. The Moscow board was responsible for uniting over 5000 keepers at the same time that the present leadership had lost a huge percentage of world membership.
Many keepers of the flame knew of the planned agenda of the leadership several weeks before they went to Russia. All of us watched in disbelief as they fulfilled their plan and then attempted to tell keepers that their actions in Russia were not premeditated….Since 1997, Neroli has made statements, in front of her co-workers on staff, that she wanted to remove Ketino from her position of being involved with Russian keepers….
Kate and Neroli mentioned to Tonya that they wear Mother’s rings while they decree. Recently during the New Year conference Linda Worbec wore Mother’s rings on the altar. We understand she blesses alpha crystals with Mother’s rings.
-Ian and Tonya Scott. 3-25-2004 email to field of students