David Lloyd Drinks from the Crystal Cup
on the Slopes of Mt. Shasta
From the Editor of Reverse Spins: To me the following excerpt from Unveiled Mysteries is the most thrilling in all of the vast library of metaphysical and esoteric teachings. It speaks to the soul at so many levelsthe need to be ready as the bride for Christ's unexpected appearance; the phenomenal story of two individuals being in the right place, at the right time, in the right vibration; one man's implied but glossed over travails throughout his life yet he was always focused on the goal and the Divine connection. It is without a doubt the most exciting tale of one man's ascension ever told. Well, maybe the second greatest story.
The story is found at the end of the book. Guy Ballard has recently received a test of overcoming fear. Saint Germain looked on from etheric realms as he allowed a panther to cross Guy Ballard's path. Mr. Ballard conquered his fears and made friends with the panther. It was a bond that would soon pay dividends. Several days later, as he was walking along a mountain trail with his new feline friend, a large mountain lion sprang at Mr. Ballard from a cliff fifteen feet above. He jumped out of the way just in time. The smaller panther instantly sprang to his defense. After a terrible fight, the lion was defeated but the panther suffered mortal wounds as well and died at Mr. Ballard's feet. Saint Germain then appeared and consoled his grief stricken student. He explained that the panther's consciouness was elevated by his association with Guy Ballard and that the panther could no longer stay in that limiting body. He had gladly sacrificed his life for his human friend (he died with a contented smile on his face) and now he was free to move on in spiritual evolution.
Mr. Ballard had proved time and again that he could be counted on to be harmonious in many situations. By stilling his feeling world, more light was able to pass through him. He was now ready for a most important test. Could he be a true vehicle for the Light that could transform others? Was he ready to be the first Messenger for the Great White Brotherhood in the twentieth century? After a lifetime of searching, David Lloyd was ready to give him that chance.
Excerpted from Unveiled Mysteries: (pp. 235-242)
On the morning of the seventh day, I [Guy Ballard] left my lodge at four o'clock and reached our meeting place at ten-thirty [He had met Saint Germain there before]. I sat down on a log to wait with a feeling of wonderful exhiliration, which I knew to be the result of my meditation. I was so deep within the contemplation of my God Self, I did not hear anyone approaching until a voice spoke to me.
I looked up, and saw an old man with white hair and beard, whom I thought at first sight, was an old prospector, although his clothing was too clean for that occupation. As he came up to me and held out his hand, that too confirmed my feelinghe was not a laboring man. We exchanged greetings, chatted for a few moments on generalities, then he turned to me, and said:
"My friend, I would like to tell you a story. It won't take long. I haven't told anyone for a long time. I would like to try once more."
Panther Meadow Mt. Shasta. A small spring originates from this meadow, the probable site for the meeting of David Lloyd and Guy Ballard. Picture used by permission, source: Steve Lewis
By that time, I began to have a feeling of intense interest. It occurred to me he might be thirsty, and as I reached for a cup to get him a drink, from the spring by which we stood, a crystal cup formed within my hand, like the one Saint Germain had held out to me several times. The old man looked up and with eyes shining and excited, almost shouted:
"It is he! It is he!"
I did not know what to do, so I insisted he drink. As I looked within the cup, I saw it was filled with the same clear, sparkling liquid the Master had given me. The old man grasped it eagerly, and, with an intense expression of the deepest gratitude I have ever seen, drank the contents. He immediately became very calm and quiet, but with it all a deep, intense sincerity. I asked him again to tell me the story, and he began by saying:
"My father was a British officer stationed in the Punjab of India where we made our home. When I was sixteen, he financed a friend who went to South Africa to try his luck in the diamond mines, but my father never heard from him afterward.
"The year I was twenty, a tall, handsome stranger, a man of great wisdom, visited my father at our home. He had come to bring a message from father's friend.
"'I bring you news,' he explained, 'from the friend whom you financed four years ago. He met with great success on that venture, in fact became very wealthy. He has recently passed on at the mines, and left no relatives. His entire fortune has been left to you in case of your passing, it is to go to your son. If you desire, I will take charge of the matter and have it transferred at once.'
"'I cannot leave India at the present time,' my father replied, 'for I am on government duty here. I appreciate greatly your offer to take care of the matter for me.' I was standing near-by during their conversation, and when they had completed arrangements, the stranger turned to me.
"'My son,' he said, 'when you find the man who will offer you a crystal cup of sparkling liquid you will have met the onewho can assist you in raising the body. I cannot tell you more than this, except that you will find him on a great mountain in North America. This may seem vague to you now but it is all I can say.'
"The stranger left, and a month later my father, who had ridden out to adjust certain government matters with the natives was shot, and passed on before he could be brought home. I was an only son, and after another month, mother and I prepared for our return to England. Just before we left, the same stranger came again, and said, he was ready to transfer father's fortune to me. I explained father had been shot.
"'Yes,' the stranger replied, 'when I left two months ago, I knew your father would pass on before my return. I have arranged for the fortune to be transferred to you, or rather to the Bank of England for you. Here is money you may wish to use on the journey home, also the papers of transfer, and the credentials you will need at the bank. Present them, and you will receive custody of your wealth. Much of it is in diamonds of the first quality.' I thanked him, and offered to pay for his services but he replied:
"'Your kind intent is greatly appreciated but that is already adjusted. I will be happy to accompany you to the steamer at Bombay.'
"The trip revealed to me his great wisdom and beside him I felt like an infant. I know now that he enveloped me in a Radiation which has stayed with me throughout the years. He arranged for transportation, accompanied us to the boat, and his last words to me were:
"'Rememberthe "Crystal Cup." Seek and you shall find.'
"After a most wonderful voyage, we arrived at Southampton, went on to London, and presented my credentials to the Bank of England. The official to whom I presented them remarked:
"'Yes, we were expecting you today. Here are your bank and check books.'
"I looked at them to see how much my fortune amounted to and was amazed to learn a hundred thousand pounds [$800,000 to 1 million which is worth even more by today's standards.] had been placed to my credit. Five years later, my mother passed on. I transferred one half of my wealth to a bank in New York and began the search for 'the man with the Crytal Cup.'
"I can never repeat the disappointments, the trials, the sorrow I have been through but in the face of everything, somehow I could never give up. The thing which seems so strange to me is, while I have grown old in outer appearence, my energy and strength are as great as ever, sometimes I think greater, than in my fullest youth.
"In years, I am seventy. Today, I just wanted to follow this trail, and praise God I have found you. My desire was so great, it was almost irresistible."
"But my good man," I asked, "what am I to do for you?"
"You will know," he replied, "for I know I have made no mistake. In the heart of this majestic mountain is a Great Power. I feel it. Ask God to show you what to do."
Suddenly, I felt the "Mighty God-Power" surging forth so strong, it almost lifted me from the ground. Making the sign Saint Germain had taught me, I called to God for "Light" and raising my hands in salutation said:
"Mighty God in man and the Universe! We seek Thy Light! We seek Thy Wisdom! We seek Thy Power! Let Thy Will be done in and for this, My Brother, who has sought and found me to do for him I know not what. Thou knowest! Manifest Thy Will through my mind and body, and let whatever is to be done for the BrotherThy Soncome forth."
As my hand came down, it held the Crystal Cup filled with "Living Liquid-Light." I offered it to him, and my Mighty God Self spoke again.
"Drink without fear. Thy search is ended."
Panther Meadow Spring, looking downhill. Source: Jane English
He drank the contents without a moment's hesitation. I stepped forward quickly and took both his hands in mine. Slowly and steadily every vestige of age disappeared from him, and the God in me continued:
"Behold! Thou art forever free from all earthly limitation. Ascend now unto the Great Host of Light' who await Thee."
Very slowly, he began to rise from the ground, and as he did so, his human garments disappeared, and he became clothed in raiment of glistening white. I let go his hands. Then in a voice of deepest Love, he said:
"I shall return to thee, Beloved Brother. Well shalt thou be repaid for this Transcendent Service. Thou wert the only one through whom this could be done for me. Some day, thou shalt see why," and with a happy smile, he disappeared on a Radiant Pathway of "Light."
As the Mighty God-Power Within me receded, I was so astounded, I fell on my knees and offered the deepest prayer of my Life in grateful humility and praise for the privilege of giving such service.
I rose and the Master Saint Germain received me into his wondrous embrace.
"My Beloved Brother!" he said, "I am greatly pleased. Noble and faithful was your attendance upon the Great God Within you. Beautifully did you receive your Mighty 'God in Action.' I do indeed congratulate you. You will ever be held within Our Embrace, even though outwardly you may not always be aware of it.
"You have become a worthy 'Messenger' of the Great White Brotherhood and the Ascended Host. Hold close to your Mighty God Self. Thus, you will ever be ready for service wherever and for whatever is required. My Love enfolds you until we meet again. I will keep you informed."
Slowly, I wended my way back to the lodge, every step praise and gratitude to the "One Mighty God" that molds us all into "Eternal Perfection." end of Chapter ten.
Editor: This is not the end of the story. David Lloyd was afforded the opportunity to deliver many dictations to the student body of the I AM Movement. Here is what he had to say from Etheric octaves in his first dictations after his Ascension. The first ones were given in 1937 and are found in The "I AM" Discourses Vol. Ten .
April 18, 1937
Beloved Students of America, the culmination of the ages is at hand! I was in the physical body similar to yours, searching, searching, searching as you are, as many of you have been, possibly for a longer period than I searched; and yet, as the Victory came to Me, so shall It come to you.
If you could imaginetry just for a few momentsMy position in having been told in India when I was there with My father, who was on government business, that on a great mountain in North America I would find a Man with a Crystal Cup who would assist Me to the Ascension. Imagine, one starting out to find this place in a great country like America, where there are great ranges of mountains. Think of itand then to find that mountain, not even knowing the State it was in.
After My father passed on and I began that search, I came to your City of New York, transferring from the Bank of England a part of my account, and that search began. Dear Ones, can you imagine what it means to go forth in, shall I say, a strange world, for I had not been in America before. You know the Englishmensometimes they do not care to travel, and it had not been My privilege to travel much, but I went forth on that great mission. Think of it, Precious Ones, THE GREATEST MISSION ON THE FACE OF THE EARTHYOUR ASCENSION! ...
May 7, 1937
... If you can imagine those years, when searching month after month went on with no results, and time and again I would think it was no use; but always no sooner would that human feeling think it no usefrom within Me would arise that strong Power that so far transcended the human feeling that said there was no use, that I would go on again. Believe it or not, Dear Ones, in all those years, that energy and strength within Me increased, and as I think of it today, it was a marvelous thing.
Then that day when I was directed to Mount Shasta, just by My feeling, not in any other way, and when this good Brother had come out, as He thought, to meet Saint Germain, and was sitting there on a log waiting for Him, I came up to Him. He turned and saw Me ( I am making this very brief). When He offered Me a drink of water and offered Me the cup, in His hand came the Crystal Cupthe first precipitation He had had Himself. When I saw That Cup in His handafter all those many years of searchingcan you imagine just for a moment the Feeling that took possession of Me, when the Master had said: "When you find that Man with the Crystal Cup, you will have found the One who will assist you to make the Ascension!"
Notice! All this gathered momentum of expectation all through those years, suddenly released and rushed forward like a mighty avalanche. When I explained to this good Brother what had taken place, He said, "What am I supposed to do?" Then that Power surged in Me again and I said to Him: "Ask the God in you who does know!" And with that, His whole human self just dissolved out of the way and the Light from His "Mighty I AM Presence" came down, until His arms were blazing Light and His hands reached out and took Mine, and in a few moments My feet left the Earth. Then as I continued until My feet were fifteen or twenty feet above His head; then I realized My Glory was at hand!
Can you for a moment feel the Victory, the Power, the Strength, the Courage which were Mine in that Great Achievement? [There is a great deal of radiation during a dictation that the audience would be feeling at that moment.] Then as I stood there in the upper air, looking down at Him, such Gratitude filling My Heart, I suddenly became aware that all age and its appearence had left My Body. Then the ordinary suit of clothes I was wearing dissolved into those garments of the Higher Octave, and instead of a man of the world, a physical being, I stood there clothed in Garments of Dazzling Light, a youth of twenty summers! Then the Great Ray of Light from the "Presence" descended, and from this good Brother I disappeared into that Ray of Light; but not as He thought, for to Him I disappeared, but to Me I saw through that Light and still was aware of His presence, even when I was absorbed into the Electronic Body of My own "Mighty I AM Presence."
Now at this point I want to explain to you what actually takes place and the difference between the "Presence" as you see It indicated there on the Chart of an unascended being, and that which actually took place in My own experience in the Achievement of the Ascension. The "Mighty I AM Presence" as It stands there with the unascended being, knows nothing about your limitations and distress down here in the physical world. Now notice this; but your Higher Mental Body does know bothknows the Perfection above It and the imperfection and your struggles down here, and waits and waits and waits for you to begin to give attention to your "Presence," so that It can release the Intelligence and the Energy you require into your world of action, to produce the results you require.
Now this is a point I wish you, if you will, to hold firmly in mind. When I Ascended, the Great Light which was released and the sudden quick purifying of My physical body, released it from the attraction of the Earth. After I had Ascended, I was absorbed into the Higher Mental Body. Then the Fulness of This Release came, and the Glory of Its Achievement is indescribable! I carried with Me the qualities of the human, the purified qualities, and the discriminating selective activity of the Intelligence of the Higher Mental Body, into the Electronic Body of the "Mighty I AM Presence." That is how the Ascended Master knows both Perfection and imperfection about you, and sees what your requirement is, while your "Presence" does not see and know the imperfections in the unascended being. ...
April 18, 1937
... Now Dear Hearts, there are those in the World who have thought that This Experience of the Ascension upon Mount Shasta was a figment of His imagination. Let Me tell you, it was MIGHTY, REAL, and I was there in the physical body like yours. Then the Great Law of His Presence was released, until these arms were a blazing Light you could not look into, and He took My Hands. As I ascended and let go of His hands which grasped Mine, then as My feet were perhaps fifteen feet above His head, that Transformation from the human into the Divine took place within My body.
Do you think I did not know every detail which took place, and how I marvel at the almost viciousness of many of mankind that have refused to believe That Experience was Real and True. I stand here tonight in your midst, declaring with the Power and Authority of an Ascended Being, which I have become, the Truth of That, for your blessing and benefit; and let no one in the World stand before Me and tell Me that That Experience was not true ...
... Mark you, Dear Hearts, when I contacted this Beloved Messenger on the side of Mount Shasta, so far as I know, My Light was no more expanded than many of yours today ... [ He probably had a great deal of karma already balanced however. Editor]
... Today, owing to the Great Cosmic Light coming forth, Beloved Ones, and this Beloved Saint Germain, it has made it possible for mankind to have this Transcendent, simple Understanding of the :Mighty I AM Presence," which even children can apply and receive results. Then you, Precious Ones, will you not take hold of This Understanding of the "Mighty I AM Presence"? Do not look for results, but call the "Mighty I AM Presence" forth into action until every vestige of your human limitations is dissolved and consumed, and you are se Free.
Believe Me, Dear Hearts, when I tell you that only as mankind willingly and joyously call the "Presence" into action to use that Violet Consuming Flame, to pass from their feet up through them, from underneath their chairs, if they be sitting down, or their bed, if they be lying down, call the "Presence" to pass that Violet Consuming Flame through them and dissolve every discordant thenig from them, then they will be Free! But unless they are willing to do that, there is no chance for them to be Free; because, Precious Ones, every one of mankind have drawn about them through every embodiment through which they have lived, much discordant accummulation which is held about them; and as you see the Radiance about the "Presence" in the Chart, which is the good accummulated around them through the centuries, so around the human form are the discordant qualities, which the human must dissolve before it can make the Ascension. ...
Editor: David Lloyd did indeed repay the debt to Guy Ballard. Prophets and Messengers always suffer the calumny of the world. The negative energies of hatred, jealousy, criticism, and judgement are continually sent their way by those who have failed tests on the path and find it easier to blame others. In addition, those who have aligned themselves with darkness over the centuries will always have antipathy toward the Messengers of the Great White Brotherhood. David Lloyd soon discovered the phenomena. Once he ascended and saw this at astral levels, he vowed that he would always defend Guy Ballard and his wife Edna from attacks upon their character and protect their spiritual, mental, emotional and physical well being.
He also pointed out in almost every dictation the importance of giving violet flame decrees and mantras. Saint Germain released this information and dispensation for the Aquarian Age so that people could balance and transmute their karma and make their Ascension. It was a topic close to David Lloyd's heart since his story and life was physical proof of the Ascension.
The "I AM" Discourses (Saint Germain Series - Vol 10) Dictations by David Lloyd
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