Each of us in truth is Spirit, or Monad. The Monad is also called the Mighty I AM Presence or Eternal Self. This is our God Self from which we, as Souls, first spring forth.

The Bible actually refers to this occult fact when the Master Jesus said, “No one shall go unto the Father lest they first come from the Father.” The Monad is often occultly referred to as the “Father.” It is our divine destiny to return to that Spiritual state. The path of return is called ascension.

The Monad has its home on the so-called monadic plane of reality. The monadic plane is one of the highest planes of being within which we live, move and have our being. The frequency of the monadic part of ourselves is so high that in order for it to enter the lower worlds, it must first create vehicles, or bodies, for those worlds in order to interact therein. These vehicles are the four lower bodies: physical, etheric, astral/emotional and mental.

The Integrated Ascended Master makes a conscious effort to disidentify with the lower bodies and identify with his Monad that inhabits these bodies. The process of identifying with the Monad and realizing the Monad as one’s identity is called Self and God Realization.

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

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