I will say I do not really know the whole idea of ascended masters.
I mean really that I am not too sure what to make of it, I am new to a lot of the concepts here at SF, as well as in other places. I am only starting to learn of guides myself, and am sort of taking it one step at a time, and learning through my own experiences with guide communication. So taking it slow.
But I will say that on the topic of channeled messages and books written whether from ascended masters, or any guide, entity- what have you, the way I feel about it is if it is uplifting for me it certainly is, and if I find something off to me I do, and I pretty much plan to leave it at that.
I am a fan of Tom Brown Jr works. There are many who believe the individual a fraud. This doesn't bother me, as I still enjoy some of what was written and put forth in the books. They're not entirely bad themselves, even if what was written isn't entirely accurate. That is to say I agree with caring for the earth, I have faith that yes we do have intuition, and should learn how to use it, things put forth with a positive message like that.
However in honesty here I think his school classes without having ever been, is way too expensive, I do not agree at all with the comments in his writing about the majority of humanity being trapped in the flesh- I get the general idea of his view, but have had enough spiritual experiences to give my fellow man some credit, and while I realize not everyone is spiritual and actually a lot are skeptical, I in no way view others as trapped, but rather capable of making their own personal choices, whether spiritual or not. But, to the point there are still things within the text I find uplifting and positive.
Take the bible for instance- I used to be highly critical of both it, and a lot of Christians.
But there are some things in the bible I find could be positive or helpful. My best example is some of the things Jesus had said.
Or certain passages or chapters.
"Be it unto you according to your faith"
"Ask and you shall receive".
The bible itself has been taken out of context on countless occasions, both by spiritual people whom are not religious, and certain religious individuals themselves.
That is my view at the moment, and I am only just starting to learn on a lot of this, guides, ascended masters, IAs, starseeds, indigo- angels all of it.
Actually despite that Tom Brown spoke of ancestors and spirit guides in instances (nothing really detailed) in his works, I was considerably in the dark about how to communicate with them, what exactly they are, and I also was not sure whether or not I actually believe in them.
As far as any channeled messages go- and there are some here by other members here themselves, and I have tried channeling messages as well- I listen to the content- and see if it is rational in some way, or a positive message, or if there is any content that may help me through a tough time in particular, and the rest I set aside for a time.
As to ascended masters being deceptive or liars- yes I believe it is possible any spirit could lie.
I simply put my faith in knowing that I am aware of right and wrong, and simply will not adhere to anything that tries to tell me anything.
If I have any doubts like said already, I already always ask God, Great Spirit- Who never ever lies to me, and would never ever tell me to do anything harmful. And who wouldn't push me one way or other to do anything- or to believe anything or anyone.
As for guides, although I am learning of them, ultimately I only need but two.