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Week 22

"Victory Over the Dark Night of the Soul,"
dictation delivered by Mighty Victory
March 27, 1975

 

Assignment

  • LISTEN: Disc 1 Track 22 of The Mandate of Victory Audio Album
  • READ: Chapter 22 (pp. 190-196), The Mandate of Victory book (also published in the Pearls of Wisdom®, Vol. 43 No. 16, April 16, 2000)

Study Questions

After you have completed the assignment above, answer the study questions below. You can download these study questions as a PDF here.
 

Study Question 1

  • Beloved Victory opened his dictation with several affirmations to affirm his God identity. Then he released a dispensation. Please identify the dispensation and what it was to accomplish. (p. 190)

Study Question 2

  • What God quality did Victory champion and challenge? (p. 191)

Study Question 3

  • What stupendous opportunity and dispensation did Victory release for souls who are seeking to come into embodiment and for parents who will sponsor them? (p. 191)
  • What made the release of this dispensation possible? (p. 191)

Study Question 4

  • Later in the dictation the master tells us he also comes for additional purposes. For what other the reasons did he come? (pp. 191-192)

Study Question 5

  • Reflected in the title of this dictation, Beloved Victory speaks to us about the dark night of the soul. (pp. 191-192)
  • How does he describe this condition and initiation and what example does he cite to anchor this concept in our consciousness? (p. 192)
Note: Students who study the teachings of the ascended delivered through the Messengers Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet acknowledge progressive revelation. Beloved Mother Mary tells us the purpose of progressive revelation. 
 
Hence, beloved ones, progressive revelation is for the purpose of continuing the infinite release of the Word of God to men in each contemporary and succeeding generation—not in refutation of the old, but as an affirmation of the ever-new testament of God.
Pearl of Wisdom®, The Messiah of Progressive Revelation, Vol. 8 No. 36, September 5, 1965.

Since the release of Victory's dictation, Mrs. Prophet expanded on this teaching and explained that there are two "dark nights"—the dark night of the soul and the dark night of the spirit.
 
The dark night of the soul is when the soul encounters the return of his/her personal karma—the human creation that almost completely obliterates for a time the light of the Christ Self and the I AM Presence. This ongoing process of confronting our karma can manifest in different ways, such as physical, emotional or financial challenges, illnesses, the sense of aloneness, times of trouble with family or friends, etc. As we work through these karmic challenges we gain greater self-mastery and usually when the cycle passes we feel upbeat and spiritually connected again.

These initiations of the dark night of the soul prepare us for the initiation of the dark night of the spirit.

The dark night of the spirit is the supreme test that Jesus faced on the cross when he cried out, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?"

In this initiation, the soul is completely cut off from the I AM Presence and the heavenly hierarchy, and must pass through the crucifixion and the resurrection, sustained solely by the light garnered in his own sacred heart, while holding the balance for planetary karma. It's the supreme test of mastery as we go through the final major initiations that lead to our ascension.
  • What aura of light does the master say is necessary for our souls to pass through this initiation unto the ultimate victory of the ascension? (p. 192)
  • The master then defines the term "outer darkness" and admonishes us to heed the teachings of the Brothers of the Golden Robe. (p. 192)
  • Please record in your Victory Journal the master's definition of "outer darkness" and what we are to heed from the Brothers of the Golden Robe. (p.192)
Note: The Brothers and Sisters of the Golden Robe is a fraternity composed of Ascended Masters and their embodied students dedicated to the enlightenment of all people of God through the flame of wisdom and illumination. The Ascended Master Kuthumi sponsors this Order.
 
For information on this Order please visit: http://www.holyorders.org/ho/goldenrobe.htm
 

Study Question 6

  • Beloved Victory identified a number of ways to save planet earth and her people from the dark night of the soul, which we now understand as the dark night of the spirit. What did he say? (p. 193)

Study Question 7

  • To assist us and specifically those whose auric forcefield needs healing, beloved Victory released a merciful and stupendous dispensation. Please describe the dispensation. (pp. 193-194)

Study Question 8

  • The Ascended Master Saint Germain plays an invaluable role in our attainment of victory.
  • Please identify his role and the role of other ascended masters identified by Victory in this dictation. (p. 194)
  • Then write a "love note" to Saint Germain, burn it and ask the angels to deliver it to him at his etheric retreat, the Cave of Symbols, in Table Mountain, Wyoming.
  • To learn more about the ascended masters and their retreats, visit: https://www.summitlighthouse.org/books/the-masters-and-their-retreats/

Study Question 9

  • Victory counsels us to never please the human consciousness and establish a friendship with [fill in the blank]. (p. 194)

Study Question 10

  • Continuing with the subject of the human consciousness, Victory states, "Merge with the God flame and as Morya says, 'Let the chips fall where they may.'" (p. 194)
  • In your own words, record in your Victory Journal the meaning of Morya's statement "Let the chips fall where they may," in the context of attaining your victory. (p. 194)

Study Question 11

  • Regarding the fires of victory, Beloved Victory enlightens us with the following words:
"Victory is a flame to be worn in the heart, on the brow and on your sleeve if you will. Be not ashamed of the fires of victory. Impart the joy of victory and remember the moment of our cosmic communion, for this is a moment you will cherish for all eternity. This is the moment when you planted your feet squarely on Terra and declared, ‘In the name of God I will have my victory in this life. I AM Victory! I AM Victory! I AM Victory!" (p.195)
  • Reflect on these precious words from the master and when you listen to this dictation and read it in your book, The Mandate of Victory, stand and recite these words with the full fervor of your heart and soul to draw down the fires of victory.
  • Then record in your Victory Journal the grace released to you through these words.

Study Question 12

  • Beloved Victory also gives us a call to reinforce our victory. (p. 195)
  • As you listen to and read this dictation, stand and recite these words of living fire with the master. (p. 195)

Study Question 13

  • What did Victory promise us when we are on fire and boldly determined to have our victory?  (p. 196)
 

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