TOPICS: Serving a false God – The perversion of spiritual organizations – God cannot be grasped by the intellect – The master key to true service to life – A blind alley of false service – Pursuing your original Love – Realizing the importance of as Above, so below –
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Ascended Master Nada, April 6, 2007 through Kim Michaels.
My Beloved hearts, you have earned a visitation from the Chohan of the sixth ray, Nada is my name. I do not often get an opportunity to speak on earth. And the reason for this is that so few people on earth have understood and embodied the qualities of the sixth ray, which is truly the ray of ministration and service—service to all life, service to the God in all life.
Jesus came on the sixth ray of ministration and service to set forth an example of service, true service, which is the service that seeks to raise up all life. What has happened to the example and the teachings of Jesus is that those who did not have the true desire to serve all life perverted those teachings and that example – that unique, magnificent example of service – and they created their graven image of service.
There are many people throughout the world who think they are giving service. There are many people in the Christian movement who think they are giving service, and they will claim any day – 24 hours a day, if you care to listen to them babble on about their own greatness – they will claim that they are serving God. But they are not serving the true God, the Living God. They are serving the graven image of God that has been created on this planet and that has been reinforced by many religions, but in the western world, especially through the Judeo-Christian tradition.
Serving a false God
That graven image is the image of the remote God in the sky, in many cases the angry God in the sky, who judges everyone and condemns those to hell who do not follow his law as robots. But you see, that God – although that God does exist – is not the real God. It is a false God that has been created, not simply on this planet, not simply in this universe, but as Maitreya explains in his book, it has been created in a higher sphere and has gradually fallen into this sphere, where it has now become the dominant image of God that people hold on this planet—the remote being, the external God.
Millions of people around the world firmly and truly believe in the illusion that because they are engaged in this or that religion, because they are doing this or that work prescribed by their religion, they are serving God. And they are serving the false God, the remote being in the sky, but they are not serving the Living God. Here is why—the Living God is not remote. For without him was not anything made that was made. It is even in the Christian Bible, that God is in everything that was ever made. And yet, were the Christians to hear or read this teaching they would say, “Oh, but that is Pantheism. That is a pagan teaching.” And so it is, but it is also a true teaching that was falsely banned as heresy by the Catholic church fathers.
If God is in everything and if the kingdom of God is within you, then why would you need an outer church to come between you and God? And so those who are the beings who fell in higher spheres and have descended to earth and who are trying to set themselves up as gods on earth, created the graven image of the remote God. For you see, only if people believe that God is remote, can they fall for the illusion that they need an external church in order to reach God.
For when you realize the truth, and the full meaning of Jesus’ statement that the kingdom of God is within, you realize that you do not need an outer church in order to enter the inner kingdom. This is not to say that you cannot benefit from a religious activity, a spiritual activity. But you can benefit ONLY if that activity seeks to open your heart, so that you can attain the inner contact with the God within, with the kingdom of God within. And if a spiritual movement, organization, truly fulfills that original goal, then it can be extremely beneficial, and it can be very beneficial for people to come together in a community.
The perversion of spiritual organizations
Yet, so far on this earth, what has happened to every spiritual organization is that, after some time, it has fallen prey to the manipulations of those who are trapped in the duality consciousness and therefore do not truly want to serve all life. They want to claim to serve God, but it is the external remote being in the sky that they serve. And therefore, they need you to keep believing in the illusion of the external God.
These are the ones that Jesus talked about, when he talked about the hypocrites, who prayed in the streets to be seen of men, who fasted and walked around with distorted faces so everyone could see that they were fasting. Or those who paraded themselves in the temples, in the synagogues, as always being the superior, the wiser ones, because they knew all this intellectually and they did all the outer things right. Yet as Jesus said, “Your heart is far from me.” For they had not cleared their heart of the anti-love that had entered that heart at some distant time, when they chose to separate themselves from the teacher of love—whomever that teacher was, in whatever sphere they separated themselves.
God cannot be grasped by the intellect
The clearing of the heart is the key to overcoming the duality consciousness and the illusion of the remote God. For you can see all manner of people in the world – whether they be in a formal religion or not – you can see all manner of people who believe they have God all figured out with the intellect. Some believe that they have intellectually proven that God does not exist. Some believe they have intellectually proven that God does exist. But, my beloved, both are wrong.
Surely, that will sound startling to some—that I can say that those who believe they have intellectually proven God’s existence can be wrong. But you see, their conclusion is not wrong, for God does exist. But what is wrong is two things. First, the God, the image of God, that they think they have proven is the graven image of the remote God. And the second thing is that the intellect cannot fathom the real God. For the Living God is beyond the intellect and beyond all intellectual reasoning, all analysis, all comparison.
God is incomparable, and the intellect works by analyzing through comparison. Something is right, something is real, in comparison to something else. Yet God cannot be compared to anything else, especially not anything in this world. For when you compare God to anything in this world, what do you do? You create a graven image. And now you say, “Oh this is the way God is. Now we have figured God out, we have created a neat little mental box, we have put a label on it that says ‘God’ and now we think the real God is going to jump into the box and pretend that he can fit inside of it.”
The master key to true service to life
The Living God is the God that is in all, and therefore those who claim to be serving God, meaning the remote God, are simply deluding themselves. For you see, there is a remote God, as Maitreya explains. There is a being in a higher realm that is the Creator of this system of worlds. Yet that being is also in everything in this world of form. For everything in this world is created out of the Being of the Creator.
All is God. It is simply two different manifestations of God. And those who claim to be serving the remote God will say, “Ah, but we are serving the Creator. And that is why we are doing all these religious activities, and we are walking around in our elaborate vestments, and we are doing chants, and we are burning incense and we are giving prayers, for we are worshiping God.” But you see, the Creator does not need to be worshiped. The Creator is the All; what could the Creator possible need from human beings on earth?
Surely, when you see the vastness of the universe, you realize that the earth is so small. This is not to say that the earth is insignificant. But it should give you a sense of co-measurement that the God that has created this vast universe – which as you all know is only one part of the totality of this world of form – that God could not possibly need to be worshiped. How could that God need to have somebody in a church on earth burn incense, and light candles, and say prayers?
The true service to God is not service to the remote God, whatever image you have of that God. No, the true service to life is to serve the God who is in everything in this world of form, by serving other people, by serving to raise up all life, by serving to set all life free. That is why there must come a point on your spiritual path, where you face that initiation: will you continue to pursue spiritual growth out of self-centered motives – self-centered meaning focused on the little self, the identity that you have built – or will you be willing to expand your sense of self – to let the old limited sense of self die – so that you can realize that the greater self is the God in all. And thus, instead of pursuing spiritual growth for the glorification of the little self, you now pursue growth because it will enable you to serve the all better.
And that shift in consciousness might seem insignificant, but I tell you, it is the most earth-shattering, graven-image-shattering, shift in consciousness that any spiritual seeker can go through. And indeed, my beloved, there are so many people in this world who for decades have been sincerely pursuing spiritual growth. But they have not yet realized that there comes that point, where you need to expand the sense of self, so you are not pursuing spiritual growth in order to raise up your self in comparison to other selves, making your self seem like you are wiser, you are holier, you are purer, you are more spiritual.
A blind alley of false service
This, my beloved, is not service to life, it is service to self—the dualistic self, the mortal self. And this can indeed give growth, because as you grow spiritually and become more attuned, you can expand your consciousness. But it is possible to go into a blind alley, where you keep pursuing spiritual growth out of this subtle unrecognized desire to glorify the little self. And some people can do this for many lifetimes. Some of them even can come to a point, where they have attained a certain state of control over their physical body, over their mind, even over matter itself, so they can produce certain phenomena—such as having ashes flow from your hands when you speak, or heal by laying on of hands, or babble on in unrecognizable tongues or other signs and wonders.
But if you look closely, you will see that the purpose of these signs, the desire behind them, is to set that person apart from other people or rather above other people. And that is a blind alley that can be pursued for a long time. But no matter what the outer signs and wonders might be, there is no genuine growth, for there is no expansion of the heart. It is only through the heart that you can have the genuineness of serving all life. And why is this so? Because only through the heart can you know your own inner connection to the Allness of God’s being. And only when you know that you are out of the All of the Creator, will you know that all other people are out of the All of the Creator. And only then can you see God in them, and only then can you serve to set the God in them free to be MORE, to be all that it is here below.
Pursuing your original Love
How can you connect to that Allness? Well, you must pursue Love. You must seek to understand Love. You must seek to reconnect to the original Love in your being. For I tell you, it does not matter where you are today, for you started out as a pure being in the immaculate concept. You descended into the world of form because you – the greater you that you truly are – had a true desire to serve all life, to raise up the sphere into which you originally descended, whether it be this sphere or another one. You came here out of a true desire.
You might have fallen into a different state of consciousness and have forgotten that love and that desire to serve all life. But you can reconnect to it, because it is still at the core of your being. And if you will to grow beyond a certain point, then you MUST reconnect to it, for there is no other way.
The lie of the fallen beings – from Lucifer and all of the other ones who have pride – is that they actually believe that they can raise themselves up to such a point, where they will become equal with God, or more important than God. But this can never be done as long as you are trapped in the illusion of separation. You can grow to become a God in your own right, as Maitreya explains, but you can do so only when you realize that God is the All that is in all—and you seek to serve the All, to raise up the All. You become one with God’s desire to raise up this sphere until it becomes, indeed, the kingdom of God in manifestation, and all is Light and there is no longer room for any shadows or lies or illusions.
Once you connect to that oneness of the All, then you can become equal with God. You become equal with God by becoming one with God. You can never be equal by being separate from God—for there is no such thing, for God is the All. Since God is the ultimate reality, how could you become equal with the ultimate reality as long as you think you are separate from ultimate reality? There is only one ultimate reality, so you see, the logic of those beings who have fallen into the duality consciousness is fundamentally flawed. They cannot see this, your ego cannot see this, your intellect cannot see this. But – aah – the heart can see this.
When the heart is purified and opened, the heart can know the oneness of all life. And that truly is the first part of the spiritual path—to come to know in the heart the oneness of all life. And then to carry out that oneness in all your actions and words, so that you serve the One in the All. This, my beloved, is how I won my ascension so many thousands of years ago—by serving others, by serving those who were closest to me in that last incarnation, by serving without thought of self. For truly, when you come to sense the oneness, you realize, “It is not about me,” me meaning the separate self. It is about the real me, meaning the All. Thus, I am grateful for your providing the platform that allowed me to release this teaching, which is more than the words I have spoken but truly a complete release of the vibration and the thoughtforms of the sixth ray of service—selfless, unconditional service.
Realizing the importance of as Above, so below
I give you a sense of co-measurement, that even though it may sometimes seem that our releases come forth effortlessly, there is indeed an effort on your part. You have earned what you are given. And this is not to cause any kind of pride, but to give you the realism, where you realize that we of the ascended masters are not the remote masters in the sky. We are not sitting up here, having some ready-made plan, and all you can do is hang on for the ride. No, my beloved, we and you are in a partnership, a figure-eight flow. We can release a certain amount, but only when you take it and multiply it can we release more.
This gives you the sense that you are not just passive recipients, as people in churches all over the world come to church every Sunday and passively sit there and take in whatever the pastor throws at them, whether it be complete nonsense or not. You realize that we are in a figure-eight flow, because we are not the remote beings in the sky and you are not the remote people on earth. We see God in you as we see God in ourselves, and therefore we know that you are extensions of ourselves on earth. And that is truly why you have the capacity to multiply what is released from us. For if you had no life you, how could you multiply what we give you?
We are you; you are us. We are above; you are below. But only when you realize the oneness, and realize that you are in partnership with us, will you experience the fullness of the figure-eight flow. And when you see this oneness, you will be spurred on to put forth even more of a willingness to multiply what you have been given. And this, of course ties, in with Mother Mary and Jesus for there comes a point where, in order to multiply what you have been given, you have to see what you have not seen. You have to see part of the dualistic filter and let it die. For only then can the multiplication occur, for as long as you are trapped in the illusion, you cannot multiply what is given from above.
Thus, once again, I seal you in my gratitude, the gratitude of ministry, the gratitude of service, service to all, unconditional service—not blind service but unconditional service. Be you sealed. Be your hearts sealed in that flame of ministration and service. So be it.
Copyright © 2007 by Kim Michaels