The Ascended Master Afra
The Ascended Master Afra
The first Ascended Master from Africa
Afra is the patron of Africa and of the black race. Afra was the first member of the black race to make his ascension.
Long ago, he sacrificed name and fame to sponsor a vast continent and a mighty people. When Afra ascended, he asked to be called simply "a brother," or frater, in Latin. And so "a frater" became the name Afra. The black race was originally part of what was known as the blue race and the violet race. Their skin actually had either a blue or a violet hue.
These souls lived in a spiritually advanced civilization that existed on the continent of Africa. Each nation is called by God to manifest a specific virtue or fulfill a certain destiny. The members of what is now known as the black race were sent to earth to master the qualities of God's power, his will and his faith (on the blue ray) and the qualities of God's freedom, justice and mercy (on the violet ray).
Afra lived 500,000 years ago when the people of this ancient civilization had reached a crossroads. Aliens and fallen angels who had invaded planet earth divided the people. Now, this may sound like science fiction. But truth is often stranger than fiction. These evil angels set out to destroy the blue and the violet races. They distorted the once-sacred rituals and art forms of this people. This opened the door to witchcraft, voodoo, and black magic. They turned the people toward hatred, superstition, and a vying for power. As the people began to divert their attention from their God Presence, they became more and more vulnerable to the divide-and-conquer tactics of the fallen angels. The nation also became divided by the warring factions of its tribes. The people were losing the inner spiritual battle between the forces of light and darkness within them.
And their division, both within and without, allowed them to become enslaved under the aliens. Seeing the plight of his people, Afra took embodiment among them in order to rescue them. First he pinpointed the one missing trait that he perceived to be the Achilles heel of his people. He identified that Achilles heel as their lack of brotherhood. Allegorically speaking, they followed the example of Cain rather than following the example of Abel. When the Lord asked the people of Afra if they would be willing to lay down their lives for their kinsmen and friends, their answer was the same as Cain's: "Am I my brother's keeper?" You will remember that the Lord looked with favor on Abel and his offering. But he looked with disfavor on Cain and his offering.
As Genesis records it, "Cain was very wroth and his countenance fell. And the Lord said unto Cain, Why are thou wroth? And why is thy countenance fallen? If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? And if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And Cain talked with Abel, his brother. And it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel, his brother, and slew him.
" As the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel, thy brother? And Cain said, I know not. Am I my brother's keeper?" The one who answers no to that question is dedicated to his own ego and he will never be his brother's keeper. And eventually the divine spark within him, the threefold flame, will die. "
Afra knew that many of his people had lost their threefold flame, even as many blacks and whites through anger are losing it today. He also knew that in order to regain that flame, they would have to follow a path of brotherhood. They had to care for one another. The only way he could teach them to be a brother to all others was to be a brother to all others himself. And for this he was crucified by his own people. He was the Christ in their midst but they knew him not. They were blinded by their greed for power.
Highlights from Afras Dictations
The Ascended Master Afra has delivered three dictations through Elizabeth Clare Prophet. He delivered his first dictation in 1976 at a conference in Accra, Ghana. He spoke on "The Powers and Perils of Nationhood." Afra stressed the theme of unity and of dissolving our differences in the fire of the Holy Spirit. He said:
"We are brethren because we are of the same Mother. I am your brother, not your lord, not your master. I am your brother on the Path. I have shared your passion for freedom. I have shared with you the hours of crisis when you beheld injustice, when you prayed to the Lord for justice and the Lord gave to you the divine plan for this nation and for this continent.
I have lived in your hearts for hundreds of years as you have toiled under the burden of oppression self-imposed from within and put upon from without. The people of Afra have the supreme opportunity to learn from every civilization and every history.
When materialization reaches its peak, there are only two courses that are open to a civilization: either material decline and decay because of indulgence, or spiritual transcendence through the alchemy of the Holy Spirit. "
In his second dictation given in 1980, Afra said that Saint Germain asked him to convey the following message to the descendants of Afra in America:
"In this moment, the blacks of America can rise to new dimensions of freedom and liberty. But this can come to pass only through the threefold flame within your heart, through the understanding of the path of initiation under the Holy Spirit, through submitting yourself, your soul to the altar of God, and calling upon the Lord for an acceleration of light, a purging of inner darkness.
Though there were successes through the civil rights movement, there have been setbacks. For those successes in many instances were outer. Having gained them, the people did not understand that they must go within to the inner Light in order to sustain them. We would seek the equality of all souls whatever their outer "color." We would teach you a spiritual path of true advancement on the path of initiation.
Though they know it not, the black people of America today are at the eternal Y. They must choose this day whom they will servewhether gains in the line of material comfort and increased well-being and higher-paying jobs, or the real gain of the eternal light of Sonship and the path of immortality with all of its challenges. In this land of abundance, it is natural for all people to expect and to live according to a higher standard of living. It is when this higher standard obliterates the inner longing for the higher light and the higher way that it becomes dangerous. I would tell you that God has chosen this people as those who have become rich in Spirit."
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