15:1 Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and amazing, seven angels with seven plagues, which are the last, for with them the wrath of God is finished.
2 And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass mingled with fire—and also those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name, standing beside the sea of glass with harps of God in their hands. 3 And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb ...
5 After this I looked, and the sanctuary of the tent of witness in heaven was opened, 6 and out of the sanctuary came the seven angels with the seven plagues, clothed in pure, bright linen, with golden sashes around their chests. 7 And one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls full of the wrath of God who lives forever and ever, 8 and the sanctuary was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from his power, and no one could enter the sanctuary until the seven plagues of the seven angels were finished.
Rev 15:1-3, 5-8
We have been reflecting on the perfection of the soul in human evolution. This is represented by the number of 144,000 which depicts those souls who consciously work with Christ. To consciously work with Christ does not mean that we join a church, or devote ourselves to prayer and meditation continuously. It means that we develop a reflective consciousness. This happens slowly at first. We learn to look back on our life and think about what we have done, and to honestly evaluate our actions and emotions. We then take responsibility for these. If we have hurt another soul, then we consciously undertake to heal these wounds. We become aware that we incarnate with a karmic account.
Eventually, we are able to live in this consciousness within the present. As Eckhart Tolle puts it, we enter into the Power of Now.
Revelation describes this state of consciousness as “a sea of glass combined with fire.” The astral has become peaceful and clear. This is the sea of glass. It has united with the etheric energy, so it is infused with fire.
The majority of humanity is not ready to undertake this path at present. Rev Mario put the proportion of human beings on this path at five percent. What happens to the other 95%?
There is still one more phase of purification. This is a final opportunity to souls who have bought into the lies of the dragon and the two beasts.
These energies were able to enter powerfully into the developing human consciousness in the Atlantean period. They penetrated the seven Atlantean temples and corrupted six of them.
The Atlantean temples were the focus of what the esoteric tradition calls the planetary spirits. Through the actions of the three negative forces, our thinking has become corrupted and become self-centred. Our relationships revolve around self-interest. Our actions are self-serving. Our compassion is so corrupted that we can no longer feel the pain in other souls, and our understanding is controlled by past memories and fear.
The seven angels are the renewed energies of the seven planetary spirits. They will purge the Temples of the old corrupting impulses. Humanity has one more opportunity to perceive truth. It will not be easy, but in this stage of our evolution as souls, Rev Mario’s words become the guidelines:
Truth is pain
Pain is truth.
In this 13th century manuscript we see the seven angels, “clad in pure, bright linen with golden sashes...”
The seven plagues of these angels are the final cleansing. Especially we need to cleanse and discipline our astral body, where so much unrestrained negativity can take up occupation. There are so many techniques developed by different spiritual teachers to do this. Rev Mario simply said, “Focus on Christ 100% of your time.”
For today let us take up this challenge, Christ is as close as our heartbeat, as near as our breath...
If we look at your ordinary everyday life - what are you occupied with all day? It doesn’t take much imagination to tell you that you are occupied with making a living, or if you don’t have to do that then you are occupied with all sorts of other things, like your house, children etc. So what do you think of for the fourteen to sixteen hours that you are conscious? What are your thoughts? I know that you are not occupied with Christ and as long as you are not occupied every single waking minute with the Christ you cannot transform your astral.
Rev Mario Schoenmaker, The Book of Revelation, 1984 Lecture Series