The Integrated Ascended Master realizes that other people’s suffering is in truth our own.

We don’t want to take on the suffering of others, however, other people’s suffering is our own because we are all one Spiritual family. In truth God/ Brahma/ Allah/ Dharmakaya/ The I AM THAT I AM has only one Son/Daughter, and we all share in this one Sonship and/or Daughtership of God – and in that sense the suffering that other people and also animals go through is our own … because forms may be many, but essence is one. And in essence we are all united and one!

This does not mean that we take on the suffering and debilitate ourselves. It means to have compassion for our companions. Compassion is one of the most important Christed qualities one can develop.

The Integrated Ascended Master has compassion for the suffering of his fellow brothers and sisters, however, he realizes that he is not “helping the poor by becoming one of them.” So instead of taking on the suffering he thinks of ways how he can alleviate the suffering others are going through.

Author's Bio: 

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