An Afterglow Accounting from Patricia Summers:
The Messenger Marshall Vian Summers receives
on March 12, 2016, in Boulder, CO
March 17, 2016
A Message to the Worldwide Community of the New Message:
To all of you who would like to know of the Messenger’s experience of receiving revelation, we send this message to you in order that you be the first to know this.
Amidst a week of work and concern for the needs of the New Message and for The Society, alongside some complex health considerations and the need to elucidate the related next steps, the Messenger was called.
His fatigue has been noticeable of late. He has been expressing an increasing sense of compression about all that must be done that he has been living with. He must compile and render, even beyond the texts that the Society has already published, the entire New Message from God Revelation, from thousands and thousands of pages, and hundreds and hundreds of revelations. He also has been asked to proceed with a series of teachings and sermons. And he must complete an epic story that his Source asked him to write over three decades ago after a series of mysterious journeys he was directed to take.
Marshall has been writing this story all these years, beginning in the earliest days of revelation, all the way up to the present time. It was during these mysterious journeys, so long ago, that this great story began to take form in the Messenger’s awareness, and so began a process of writing and recollection for him of other times and places and cultures which exist beyond the human experience here on Earth.
And so on this early Spring Saturday morning, at 7:30 am, I received a message from Marshall from somewhere else in house:
“I am being called.”
I wondered, “Where is he? When did he get up? Did he get enough sleep?”
I thought to myself, “It’s no wonder.”
Night after night around midnight, as so often has been the case for decades, and just as he was dropping off for some much needed sleep, he would rustle, sit up, search in the darkness for his leatherette and pad and begin to write under a tiny light in the darkness.
Night after night he was being summoned…something was building.
And so, I went to find him. He was already getting ready to receive.
He had just called our son Reed who was walking up the stairs to meet me.
We gathered and prepared the space, closing doors, windows, distancing clocks and watches. Reed prepared and tested the recording equipment. I provided a drink of chilled, green tea steeped with dried hibiscus flowers.
Our dutiful 20-year-old hibiscus tree, its five-inch scarlet flowers just continue to appear no matter the season. I’ve often thought, maybe the hibiscus takes its cues and inspiration from the Messenger, because they both just seem to bloom on and on together…
I sent the following message to The Society members who were just then gathering online with the New Message’s Free School students from all over the world for our weekly Campfire Chat around the School’s session:
Good morning all,
Awoke to a text message from Marshall somewhere else in the house saying, ‘I’m being called.’
Moments later when I first saw him, I asked him what he was experiencing, and he said, ‘I’m being flooded, flooded with ideas. I’m being called.’ And then, ‘Yes, flooded with ideas about The Remembrance, and there’s also clarity for me about so many things right now. This happens in this state of mind.’
He is seated now and the ‘uplink’ is occurring. He goes knowing you are all with him…”
And so, at just before 8:00 am Mountain Standard Time, the Voice of Revelation began to speak:
Very good. Today We will speak on The Remembrance. You carry within you the memory of your Ancient Home, deep beneath the surface of your mind…deeper within you there is a greater remembrance. There is a greater presence. There is a greater connection with your Spiritual Family beyond this world, who have sent you here on a mission and with a purpose to fulfill. You have not lost your connection to Heaven…even while you wander the universe in Separation, living in Separation from all that is permanent, timeless and forever…You are living in a temporary reality now, temporary on a long-time scale. It has a beginning, a middle and an end. And at this moment you are somewhere in the middle, for the end is far ahead of you and the beginning is far behind you.
You are like the iceberg, you see. Part of it is above the water line, but much of it is beneath, out of sight, hidden, but still completely part of the structure of who you are. In fact, it is the ballast to who you are. It is the foundation of who you are. It is who you are.
But deep beneath the water line, deep beneath the surface of your mind, there is the power of Knowledge, the deeper mind within you. And this Knowledge holds the remembrance of your Ancient Home. At some point, perhaps in a moment of despair, of great sobriety about your life, or a moment of great prescience and clarity of mind, you will feel this remembrance. It is not something you will recall in images. It is more a deeper feeling of connection, what it felt like to be there and how different that is from where you are now…
And when you leave this life, you will return to the remembrance and to those who sent you into the world, with great clarity of what you were sent here to do, and great certainty of whether you did it or not.
There is only the remembrance: ‘Ah yes, I was in that world, in that place.’
But here in this moment, the remembrance is so important because it begins to restore to you consciously your connection to Heaven, and with this connection you have a lifeline, feeding you strength and purpose….and courage.
God has sent a New Message into the world for this time and the times to come. This brings to you to the gateway of remembrance.
You will begin to remember, being with certain individuals and presences, with an immediate and clear understanding of what you are doing and why you are coming into the world.
This is all part of your remembrance. Beyond this is creation itself, timeless, inconceivable from where you stand today. Anything that is immortal is inconceivable to a mind that has been created in time and space.
What greater strength could God give you than the remembrance? For with it comes the strength of your immortality, which begins to unravel the countless layers of fear, apprehension and unforgiveness that are so much a part of your experience of living in Separation. What greater gift could God give you?
But now you have begun the remembrance, slowly, surely, as your life begins to become simple and clear, as your mind begins to open from its long and troubled dream of Separation. There is the remembrance. There is the feeling that you are not alone. There is the recognition that you are not really lost as you were before. There is something more solid and permanent within you now.”
As the Voice continued and continued to speak through Marshall, he remained fairly still with only a few simple hand gestures accompanying the Voice and its evocative teaching. At one point, Marshall had to pause in order to drink. The revelation continued to flow…
How could God give you peace of mind if you had no idea of who you are or why you are here, or what you must do, or where you must go? What reassurance could God really give you beyond the power of Knowledge and the remembrance?
…For with the remembrance comes the experience of true relationship. Even if you are entirely alone and have not found your true companions in the world, you will feel you are known and supported, that your life is valued for reasons that you cannot invent, which live intrinsically within you. You will know this with the remembrance, and the remembrance will grow as you proceed…
For how can you not remember where you lived in eternity? How can you not remember what that felt like? How can you not remember those who sent you into the world…?
Your current existence is like a grain of sand, and your true existence is like the beach that stretches as far as the eye can see. How can you not remember such a great thing? The truth is, you can and you will…You must have the correct relationships in life here that can reflect this and support this for you.
So the Messenger calls those to gather with him at certain times, so that he can impart the Presence and the Remembrance, and so that you, who are so called, can recognize that you are not alone…
You are blessed because the Revelation is known to you. You are blessed because Knowledge lives within you…and you are blessed because the memory of your Ancient Home and of those who have sent you into the world is with you, always.
Take then now the steps to Remembrance…Allow your mind to be confused, for it is confused already. Allow things to be undefined until Knowledge can make things clear to you over time. Allow your journey to open before you, step by step…”
The passages above are but a small part of what this very moving revelation contains.
After the Voice ceased, the room became incredibly quiet and then Marshall began to speak of his experience and gesture at the same time.
At that moment, almost moved to tears, I sent the following message to The Society:
If you could have seen him just after the Voice departed, his hands high over his head, saying, ‘The Assembly,…. like embers from a campfire going ever higher, ever higher into the night sky…’”
We sat silently together. Then Marshall opened his eyes and begin to speak:
They do not want to interfere with my being in the world or preoccupy me with their Presence. So They remain distant. For They do not want to interfere with the reclamation of Knowledge within me or within others.”
And then he collected himself, and recorded this message for all of you who read this:
I awoke early this morning with the Presence, earlier than I wanted to, I must say, on this Saturday morning. And [pause] as I sat, I looked out at the beautiful Spring day, and I could feel this gathering Presence. It became really, really strong. For when you are within a Presence like this, your mind is enveloped, and your heart is engaged, your deeper heart, not just your emotions, your deeper, deeper heart.
And as I sat, the words The Remembrance kept passing through my mind, and with it other thoughts about my life, for in that moment I was seeing my situation much more clearly than I usually do.
For with this Presence, you can see so much more clearly.
So sometimes I have this premonition of what the engagement will bring, and sometimes I don’t, or can’t, have that.
But today The Remembrance kept coming to me, The Remembrance. Just those two words, The Remembrance. As if to say, ‘We’re here to bring the revelation about The Remembrance.’ No discussion. No explanation.
I understood what they meant. When my mind is aligned, the revelation can flow through me and I become the tip of the pen that touches the paper, part of the Assembly that touches the world. But the great reservoir of ink is in the great body of the pen beyond me, for I am only just the tip of the instrument that communicates to the world. This is my task as the Messenger.
Beyond all other things, this is my task.
[Long pause] When the Assembly leaves me after revelation, it is like the cinders that go up in a campfire. You see these bright cinders sparkling, and they go up and up, and they go up in the sky, except these cinders go REALLY HIGH [spoken with tremendous emphasis], and they go like a funnel, up, leaving me kind of alone and empty, but very quiet inside because I know they’re still there, just further away now.
Who on Earth can understand this, unless they had some kind of experience like this? And even they would not know or feel what I am feeling right now…”
Following his experience of receiving The Remembrance, the Messenger took a short rest and then resumed his work on preparing one of the revelations for its inclusion in the future One Book. Later he said that his work here helped to ground him after such a huge engagement experience. Following this, he went for a short walk alone on a trail nearby, along the base of the foothills. He then returned and went out to water the early young, spring kale plants emerging from winter’s sleep.
Nasi Novare Coram,
“When my mind is aligned, the revelation can flow through me and I become the tip of the pen that touches the paper, part of the Assembly that touches the world. But the great reservoir of ink is in the great body of the pen beyond me, for I am only just the tip of the instrument that communicates to the world. This is my task as the Messenger.”
– Marshall Vian Summers’ Afterglow, March 12, 2016
Patricia Summers’ Afterglow Notes on the Process of Revelation