What’s That Ringing in My Ears?
April 10, 2020 by Steve Beckow
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On the Forum, We’ve been discussing what the ringing in our ears is.
I’d like to bring forward the best of earlier discussions of the subject (and there have been many) to help answer it for anyone else with the same question.
I find the discussion very interesting. It’s an exercise in putting together a puzzle of much complexity and great importance to cross-cultural spiritual scholars.
I’ve been hearing the ringing sound in my ears ever since I can remember.
Many people who hear it worry that they have tinnitus. Wikipedia defines tinnitus as:
Tinnitus is the hearing of sound when no external sound is present.  While often described as a ringing, it may also sound like a clicking, hiss or roaring. Rarely, unclear voices or music are heard. The sound may be soft or loud, low pitched or high pitched and appear to be coming from one ear or both. Most of the time, it comes on gradually. In some people, the sound causes depression or anxiety and can interfere with concentration.
In the course of studying terrestrial sages on enlightenment, I came across explanations which identified the ringing – which in most case is not actually tinnitus – as the sound of the cosmic motor, Aum, the universal creative vibration, the music of the spheres.
Let me first establish the ringing’s identity with Aum, an aspect of the Mother, and then look at what effect it has.
Paramahansa Yogananda went into most detail on Aum/Amen, the creative universal vibration, in his series, The Second Coming of Christ. He identified it with God here, and with the Holy Spirit or Divine Mother later, as we shall see:
“God is the Word or Om or Holy Ghost or Cosmic Vibration or Cosmic Energy. God is Cosmic Sound resulting from the Cosmic Energy and Cosmic Vibration. God’s first manifestation is the Word or Intelligent Cosmic Vibrating Sound.” (1)
“This Amen is the faithful witness in the beginning of creation — that is, all vibrating creation is accompanied by the Cosmic Sound of Amen or Om or the Word or Holy Ghost, which is the first vibrating manifestation of God.” (2)
Listening to this sound in meditation is one pathway to Self-Realization, Yogananda tells us:
“[One] hears the sound of Holy Ghost [Aum] when all bodily and astral sounds cease. Then, by deeper meditation on this sound, by higher processes learned from the Guru, he can be one with the sound and ‘touch’ it.
“Then, after touching or feeling it, by still higher methods, the spiritual aspirant will find his consciousness vibrating simultaneously in his body and in several continents. As he progresses further by deeper and longer meditation, he will find his consciousness vibrating simultaneously in his body, in the earth, the planets, the universes, and in every particle of matter.” (3)
On another occasion, he said:
“When the Yogi … listens to cosmic vibration, his mind is diverted from the physical sounds of matter outside his body to the circulatory sounds of the vibrating flesh. Then his consciousness is diverted from the vibrations of the body to the musical vibrations of the astral body.
“Then his consciousness wanders from the vibrations of the astral body to the vibrations of consciousness in all atoms. Then the consciousness of the Yogi listens to the Holy Ghost or Cosmic Sound emanating from all atoms.
“This is the way the ordinary consciousness should be baptized or expanded into Christ consciousness through the expanding power of the Holy Ghost, or the all-spreading ‘Aum-vibrating-sound’ heard in meditation.” (4)
Another sage, the avatar Sri Ramakrishna, illustrated how devotees could use it as a pathway to union with God. He called it the “Sound Brahman [God].” He taught his disciple, Swami Brahmananda, to meditate upon it:
“One day, in the course of his teaching, Sri Ramakrishna spoke about the manifestation of Brahman as sound — the Logos. later, when I sat for meditation I took this as my subject, and it was not long before the sound Brahman was revealed to me.” (5)
Some time ago now, I took the various relationships I could find and determined to find their relationship.
What I found was that Aum had components which correspond to the three cosmic forces or gunas of Hinduism – Rajas (Brahma, creation), Sattwa (Vishnu, preservation), and Thamas (Shiva, transformation).
Sages equate them with Aum, which breaks down into Akar (inbreath, creation, rajas, Brahma), Ukar (pause, preservation, sattwa, Vishnu), and Makar (outbreath, transformation, thamas, Shiva).
Here the Divine Mother explicitly confirms that she is Aum, the voice of One crying in the wilderness of the Third Dimension:
Steve Beckow: Mother, you’re also known as the Word of God, Aum, the voice of one crying in the wilderness, and the noise of many waters. …
Divine Mother: Yes, I am … the voice crying in the wilderness. (6)
I asked the Divine Mother to confirm for me some of these equivalencies but forgot to go into detail on the constituencies of Aum:
Steve: [Are] the gunas, the cosmic forces which are called rajas, sattwa, and tamas, … the same as the Trimurthy [Triad] of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva?
Divine Mother: Yes. We are the same as that triad.
SB: All right. And the Trimurthy of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva is a subset of the Universal Creative Vibration [Aum] that you are at your essence. Is that correct?
DM: That is correct. (6)
So we have part of the puzzle. But without the specifics of Aum.
I had the opportunity to ask Archangel Michael to confirm the specific equivalencies of Aum for me in early 2020:
Steve: I’ve read part of this quote to the Divine Mother. She’s verified it but I’ve added things to it. So I’d like to read it to you again and ask if it is correct.
Creation, preservation, transformation = rajas, sattwa, and thamas = Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva = Akar, Ukar & Makar of AUM.
AAM: That is quite the expression, Sweet One, and in that tradition and in that understanding, the answer is correct. (7)
Yes, I’ve been working on it for decades! Some people build rockets to the moon (or Mars) and I complete jigsaw puzzles.
Now let’s move from the general to the particular. How does Aum manifest in our particular lives as lightworkers building Nova Earth?
In the Jan. 23, 2012 radio program, An Hour with an Angel, Archangel Michael made the following comment:
“Oh, do not think that you cannot hear the sound of your collective or of your planet! You are always hearing the sound of the universe, that high-pitched ringing in your ears.” (8)
He touched on the matter when discussing how he makes his presence known. I asked him in 2013 if he signalled his presence with a high-pitched ringing in the ears.
Steve: Is a loud, high-pitched ringing the sign of an overlighting presence?
Archangel Michael: Yes.
S: Oh, I thought that was the sound of the cosmic motor [Aum, the Divine Mother, the Word of God].
AAM: It is the cosmic motor but it is the cosmic motor tapping you on the shoulder and saying “We’re here.” (9)
We had a similar discussion on another occasion:
Archangel Michael: When you wish for inspiration, go quiet. Yes, you will hear the ringing again and again and again. And simply listen. And allow.
Steve: The ringing. Is it at base the Mother? Is it at base the universal creative vibration?
AAM: There are two ringings that you perceive, and one, yes, is the universe. And the universal tone, as it were. But there is a higher pitch that I tend to come in on. (10)
Well, I hear that ringing all the time. Does it mean Archangel Michael is there all the time?
Steve: How do I know when you are whispering in my ear?
Archangel Michael: Often it is prefaced by a high pitched ring.
Steve: Oh, I hear that all the time.
AAM: Yes, I know.
Steve: [laughing] Are you here all the time?
AAM: Yes, I am. (11)
So our guides, who may never have been handed a more important assignment than this first mass/physical Ascension, are with us in our work and make their presence known by the ringing in our ears.
So you’re not losing your hearing, risking dementia, or going insane. You’re hearing your particular angel making his or her presence known.
As you see, according to the sages, hearing this is a great blessing. But, for the purposes of lightworkers building a new world, it’s a signal of the presence of our guides here to inspire and help us in our very important work.
(1) Paramahansa Yogananda, The Second Coming of Christ. Vol. 1. Dallas: Amrita Foundation, 1979, 22.
(2) Loc. cit.
(3) Ibid., 17. The Mother is the Holy Ghost – or Holy Spirit. “Spiritus” equals “breath.” Breath is composed of an inbreath, pause, and outbreath. These are equivalent to creation, preservation, and transformation – which are equivalent to the three gunas of rajas (creation, Brahma), sattwa (preservation, Vishnu) and thamas (transformation, Shiva).
Hindus equate this with Aum, which breaks down into Akar (inbreath, creation, rajas, Brahma), Ukar (pause, preservation, sattwa, Vishnu), and Makar (outbreath, transformation, thamas, Shiva).
The equivalent for Western civilizations is the Amen, as in Jesus’ statement: “These things saith the Amen.” (John 1:1-2.)
(4) Ibid., 20-1.
(5) Swami Brahmananda in Swami Prabhavananda, The Eternal Companion. Brahmananda. Hollywood: Vedanta Press, 1970; c1944, 1895
The gunas may not be known to other traditions, but other traditions know Aum. For instance, Jesus knew it:
“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the [Holy] Spirit saith unto the churches…. These things saith the Amen [Aum], the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God.” (5)
Solomon knew the Mother as “Wisdom, who cried and those who hearkened to her are blessed:
“Doth not wisdom cry…
“The Lord possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.
“I was set up from everlasting [that is, before time], from the beginning, or ever the earth was.
“When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water. …
“While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.
“When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass on the face of the depth.
“When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep.
“When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth.
“Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him. …
“Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways.” (Proverbs, 8:1, 22-4, 26-30, and 32.) [My emphasis.]
The ascended master Hilarion, through Mabel Collins, described Aum/Amen:
“Look for it and listen to it first in your own heart. At first you may say: ‘It is not there; when I search I find only discord.’ Look deeper.
“If again you are disappointed, pause and look deeper again. There is a natural melody, an obscure fount in every human heart. It may be hidden over and utterly concealed and silenced — but it is there.” (Ascended Master Hilarion, channelling through Mabel Collins, channel. Light on the Path and an Essay on Karma. Wheaton, IL: Theosophical Publishing House, 1974, 24-5.)
Here is Theosophist Annie Besant on it:
“The source from which a universe proceeds is a manifested Divine Being, to whom in the modern form of the Ancient Wisdom the name of Logos, or Word, has been given. The name is drawn from Greek philosophy, but perfectly expresses the ancient ideas, the Word which emerges from the Silence, the Voice, the Sound, by which the worlds come into being. “(Annie Besant, The Ancient Wisdom. Adyar: Theosophical Publishing House, 1972; c1897, 44.)
Now yogi Swami Satyeswarananda:
“‘The Word was God’ means the sound was God. This Sound is the Inner Sound OM, AUM, Amen.” (Swami Satyeswarananda Giri, Lahiri Mahasay. The Father of Kriya Yoga. San Diego: Sanskrit Classics, 1983, 2.)
(6) “The Divine Mother, Aum, and Love,” May 7, 2014, at https://goldenageofgaia.com/2014/05/07/the-divine-mother-aum-and-love/.
(6) “The Divine Mother: Come to Me as I Come to You – Part ½,” Oct. 17, 2012, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2012/10/17/the-divine-mother-come-to-me-as-i-come-to-you-part-12/.
(7) Archangel Michael in a personal reading with Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, April 2, 2020.
(8) Archangel Michael in An Hour with an Angel, Jan. 23, 2012.
(9) Archangel Michael in a personal reading with Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, Oct. 11, 2013.
(10) Ibid., Feb. 18, 2011.
(11) Loc. cit.
What has a mass Ascension to do with the collective consciousness?
Jesus suggests that “the ascension which is spoken about and is so highly desired is going to be the ascension of the collective consciousness.” (1)
That makes the subject one of prime importance.
What must happen within the collective consciousness for a mass Ascension to occur? The Pleiadians explain:
“This shift … will occur when the light your people emit matches the desire for evolution in the collective consciousness of the self of humanity.” (2)
So the two must match up. The collective light must match the desire to ascend for the event to occur.
Matthew Ward explains that it isn’t the percent of the population that counts in this matter but the degree of sustained light:
“It is not the number or any specific percentage of the population that constitutes critical mass, but the degree of sustained light, and this was reached and surpassed quite some time ago.
“So in that sense, it is not necessary that more people ‘see the light’ and add it to the collective consciousness – the Golden Age, the era of love and peace, already exists in the continuum.” (3)
If it already exists in the continuum, then it must manifest here … eventually.
He reminds us that “your world could be transformed into the Golden Age in the twinkling of an eye IF that belief and vision were in the collective consciousness, but it is not and so all the changes will be a process.” (4)
Our beliefs therefore are holding us back.
In the past, the low vibrations we’ve been emitting have slowed our progress, Matthew tells us. But this is now changing.
“The low vibrations emitted by all those souls’ countless thoughts, feelings and actions are within the collective consciousness, and … its proliferation of low vibrations … slowed the pace of society’s advancement consciously and spiritually.
“This is changing—the light waves sweeping Earth are opening more and more hearts and minds, and everything in low vibratory levels eventually will be done away with.” (5)
Matthew mentions the light waves sweeping the planet. The rising light intensity and our reaction to it is one factor that’s changing our negativity to positivity, he tells us:
“At the beginning of Earth’s ascension 70-some years ago, negativity was rampant in the collective consciousness. As individuals started responding to the light beamed to the planet from powerful far distant civilizations, the collective consciousness started swerving into positivity, and over a decade past in your timing, the light reached the sustained amount that assured the planet’s course toward fourth density without deviation or delay.
“Since then the light intensity has continued increasing as more and more individuals opened their hearts and minds and correspondingly raised the collective consciousness. Negativity lost its foothold and positivity became overwhelmingly dominant.” (6)
A second factor is the work the galactics and we have done transmuting planetary negativity, as the Hathors describe. Without it, Ascension might not be possible.
“Our and your ability to (help) your entire world ascend is bred from the amount of service we give to the Earth and the amount of Light we’re jointly able to see enter the collective consciousness, and transmute the bulk of the lower-inclined energies that’d otherwise hold a whole planet of souls back from their evolution.” (7)
Because it’s our planet, we must do our share of the work in cleansing and raising the group consciousness, Wes Annac’s sources remind us:
“As much as we’d love to bring you back into a higher vibration ourselves, the work must be done by an aware and willing humanity…. Fortunately, the rising awareness is enabling a growing number of seekers to start being the change they desire to see, and this is causing a ripple effect in the collective consciousness.” (8)
Our successes so far have saved us from the need for a more drastic cleansing, SaLuSa says:
“The raising of the collective consciousness has overcome the need for a more drastic cleansing, so you are to be congratulated for bringing it about. What you now understand is a clear example of your power to create your own reality.” (9)
Our collective intent to bring as many as possible home to themselves is spreading through the world consciousness, Jesus explains:
“Your reason for being embodied was to assist in this massive task of bringing all of your brothers and sisters home to their natural state of living consciously in peace, harmony, and abundance.
“The intent for that state is spreading through your collective consciousness and will not be denied, despite the efforts of those who would maintain the old structures that have been dividing you and setting you against one another for so long.” (10)
As SaLuSa reminds us, “there is nothing that you cannot achieve with your collective consciousness.” (11)
The fact that our goal of a loving, harmonious and healthy world has already been realized in the higher dimensions, Matthew says, means it must manifest here as well:
“Just as before – always! – her residents’ journeys depend upon the choices each makes, and the cumulative choices make up the collective consciousness.
“So, it is your thoughts, passionate feelings and actions that will set Earth’s pace from now on. Whether that is happily humming through fourth density or soaring like an eagle, Gaia is jubilant – the exceptionally difficult leg of the ascension is over!
“You, too, can feel jubilant – your steadfastness in the light added immeasurably to this stunning achievement. Although in linear time you will continue to progress toward your goal of a loving, harmonious and healthy world with abundance for all, in the continuum you already are victorious. When you have full understanding of how unique this achievement is, you will know that if ever souls could declare ‘job well done,’ it is you lightworkers!” (12)
So job well done to us – so far. Now we need to use the collective consciousness to consciously evolve, expand, and include as many as possible who want to climb Jacob’s Ladder of consciousness along with us.
(1) “Jeshua: Do You Know How Blessed You Are?” as channeled by Judith Coates, January 2014, athttp://www.oakbridge.org.
(2) “The Pleiadians: Lock Was Broken on the Time Machine – Now Is Here,” channeled by Maryann Rada, March 13, 2014, at http://timetransformers.wordpress.com/.
(3) Matthew’s Message, March 10, 2009, at http://www.matthewbooks.com/mattsmessage.htm.
(4) Ibid., Oct. 22, 2008. Jesus makes the same point:
“Believe that the resolution can come quickly. Know that it can come quickly, because you are the masters of the destiny of the collective consciousness. Hear that well: you are the masters of your reality and the collective consciousness reality. You are the masters of the destiny and how quickly it can come.” (Jeshua through Judith Coates, 12 April 2011, at http://lightworkers.org/channeling/129130/jeshua-ascension-collective-ocnsciousness.)
(5) Matthew’s Message, Jan. 8, 2017.
(6) Ibid., Feb. 1, 2012.
(7) “The Hathors: Dreamtime Assemblies, Fourth-Dimensional Consciousness and Heaven’s
About the songlines and earth healing
The book is about the Feminine Spiritual Masters who will assist the earth in bringing in the New Feminine Era. It is a channelled work by Kaia Ra, channeled at Mt Shasta 2009. It begins with the story of how the commission unfolded and makes fascinating reading.
‘The Tahoe-style home that I rented had a high vaulted ceiling in the living room and thick, exposed wooden beams throughout the house. It was solidly built to withstand the Shasta winters. Yet on that night, just as I began to write, those wooden beams started to vibrate. I gaped as their sturdy appearance rapidly dematerialized into an underlying atomic structure–instead of grooved dark wood, I was staring at orbiting electrons. The walls began to vibrate as well, followed by the entire house, which felt as though it was shaking from its foundation and about to either completely melt down or lift off. I couldn’t tell which way the energy was moving because it was accelerating in multiple directions simultaneously. A great white light filled the living room and then the entire house. I could still see my physical body and the computer perched on my lap, but the rest of my environment had suddenly disappeared. I was sitting in pure light. A voice now boomed from this all-consuming white light, which smelled and felt like lightning, electrifying every cell of my body. The voice declared: “I am Sophia, the One Divine Mother Creatrix of All Life! Are you listening to me?”
Her voice was thunderously loud and the volume was unbearable for me. This was far beyond any previous experience of channeling that I had. I grappled to find my own voice and respond to Her question. My mind raced through several approaches for navigating the situation until I finally decided to humbly admit my abject confusion. “Sophia … are you the Greek goddess of wisdom?” I hesitantly called out into Her light.
“No! I am Sophia, the One Divine Mother Creatrix of All Life! Are you listening to me?” Her response rolled throughout my entire being in another round of thunderous light waves. With that response, I realized that the very light of God was summoning me, beyond my understanding. Regardless of my shock, I wanted to be wholly available for this extraordinary moment. Yet, I knew several factors needed to shift if I were to remain a conscious participant speaking with Sophia. At that time, I was barely calibrated for this level of direct engagement with Her. I felt that humbly admitting my limitations was the best way to proceed.
“Yes! I am listening to you! I want to hear everything that you have to say, but can you turn down the volume and the lights? It’s unbearable for me!” I offered back into Her luminosity. The pure white light immediately softened to include a mixture of golden light that was easier on my sight. The all-consuming light receded in such a way that I could see outlined elements of the living room once again, while remaining within Sophia’s centralized field of light. I looked down at my laptop and realized that I should immediately start typing to record my conversation with Sophia, to avoid convincing myself later that this never happened.’
The book is arranged so each of 12 Christ-consciousness Goddesses, tell us how they attained Ascension in their lifetimes and their committment to show us The Way. It is a Sacred Text which aligns you to your Higher Self consciousness.
The Sophia Code is a curriculum with the Ascended Masters designed to activate your highest potential and your soul’s divine genome. As in any arc of educational growth, cycles of integration are essential for taking in new information, releasing old belief systems, and adjusting to live at the edge of your capacity for accelerated personal transformation. Allowing yourself the space to reflect and integrate between chapters, from one to several days, will support your journey ahead. However, it is also important to keep reading as you integrate, because each chapter builds momentum for your empowerment.
Some of the Goddessess will be familiar, some may not be, so I propose to summarise and show you images of each of them. Obviously you need to read the text and speak your truths in order to initiate your service work.
In Section 2, this pace and commitment becomes particularly important. For every Keycode chapter contains revelatory teachings, followed by an initiation to mentor with that Ascended Master, which builds upon the previous Keycode initiations.
- Isis, ‘She of a thousand names’
I have been interested in Isis since I moved to Tamborine and have had a statue of her at the entrance to my home. She is now in my new apartment.There was the extraordinary experience at her Temple of Philae, described in my Egypt book. And the silk scarves I designed around the colours from Aura Soma. Her energy can be invoked with the OM sound.
See also: Ascended Master Isis
2. Hathor, ‘She of a thousand voices’
There was some confusion in my mind between Isis and Hathor, and I now realise why. Isis was channelling Hathor who came before her. Hathor works on the DNA to realign our Higher Self embodiment. I connected with her at Philae in her Temple, at Abu Simbel, and Karnak.I have a Hathor symbol which I have worn since.
see also : Who are The Hathor’s
3. Green Tara, ‘She of a thousand stars’
I know Green Tara as a Buddhist deity, particularly Tibetan. She is from Sirius and is working with nature kingdoms. She is also associated with Tara of Ireland. She assists with communication and the voice and channelling
OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SOHA Chant is an invocation to her
4. Mother Mary, ‘She of a thousand roses’
The Mother of all mother’s is well known. Since I was a child in the Legion of Mary, I have prayed to her, when anyone I know passes, I put their name at her feet for her guidance to other realms. She of a thousand roses is invoked through the Rosary. I connected to her and painted her with arms down stretched and hands forward, sending light to the world and stars in the heavens. Recently I decorated a statue of Our Lady of the Southern Cross from Marian valley with the Royal blue and gold of her colours. I find some older images are cliched and would like like to paint her living higher dimensional image, for she can be experienced that way.
I will continue this in PART 2 as I work through the initiations.