12. The Illusion of the Angry God

Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels.

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My beloved heart, there is absolutely nothing that prevents you from coming home to your Father’s kingdom. The entire idea that there is something that stands between you and God’s kingdom is an illusion. It is an illusion created by the enemy within you, your mortal self, and by the enemy without, the prince of this world. These two enemies have an interest in keeping you trapped in the mental prison of the mortal self. The door to that mental prison is not locked, and the idea that the door is locked is a dualistic illusion.

Many people might find this contradictory to what they were brought up to believe. So many people were brought up with two ideas that make it difficult to believe that they can reenter God’s kingdom at any time. One of these ideas is the concept that God is an angry and judgmental God who is sitting on a throne up in heaven, looking down upon your every move. This God is ready to judge and condemn you for every mistake you make—and even send you to hell if you violate his commandments. 

This concept of the angry God in the sky has been reinforced by a number of religions on this planet. Unfortunately, even many Christian churches reinforce this false image, this idol, of God. This image of an angry, external God is a graven image, created by the mind of anti-christ. 

The second image that might make it difficult to accept what I told you in the previous chapters is the concept, reinforced by many religions, that you need something or someone from outside yourself in order to be saved. The Christian religion is one of the primary promoters of this concept. Many Christian churches are absolutely firm in promoting the doctrine that Jesus Christ is the only road to salvation and that all non-Christians will go to hell. I know they base this doctrine on some of Jesus’ statements, but I challenge you to reread the Bible and find any passage where Jesus says that his outer person or the outer religion is the only road to salvation. If you come from a Christian background, you will instantly refer to the quote in the Gospel of John where Jesus says: “I am the way, the truth and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me” (John 14:6). 

Jesus came to demonstrate, through his example, that it is possible for human beings on earth to reclaim the Christ consciousness and thereby become the Living Christ in embodiment. Jesus demonstrated this path by following it all the way to the end, meaning that towards the close of his mission he was so fully identified with the Universal Christ Mind that when he said the words “I AM,” he was not referring to the outer person in a human body. The conscious self of Jesus was completely identified with his I AM Presence and with his Creator. 

When Jesus said the words “I AM,” he was truly referring to the Universal Christ Mind, to the I AM Presence and to the Creator, the I AM THAT I AM. When he said “I AM,” he meant the sense of self that is one with its divine blueprint, stored in the Universal Christ Mind, one with its immortal self and one with its Creator. Jesus was truly saying that the sense of self based on oneness is the way, the truth and the life. No human being can come to the Creator without going through the sense of oneness with God that springs from the mind of Christ. You cannot come to God as long as you see God as an external God, as an angry being in the sky. You can come to God only when you realize that you are an individualization of God, that you are a son or daughter of God, that you are God expressing itself through your localized sense of self, that the I AM within you is God.

This inner sense of oneness is the true key to salvation. It has always been so, and it will always be so. Throughout the ages, human beings have used the dualistic mind of anti-christ to create many graven images of God, of themselves and of the path to salvation. Nothing human beings have created has changed the basic fact that the only true way to salvation is oneness with your Creator. The only true road to salvation is that the Conscious You must shift its sense of identity so that it no longer identifies itself with the mortal self, so that it no longer identifies itself as being separated from, as being apart from, its Creator. The Conscious You must identify itself as an extension of the Creator and therefore as one with the Creator.

This is truly the meaning of Jesus’ statement that the kingdom of God is within you (Luke 17:21). When you compare this to the quote from John, you will see that if the kingdom of God is truly within you, it makes no sense whatsoever that you should have to go through a historical person – who lived 2,000 years ago – in order to enter the kingdom of God. It makes no sense that you should have to go through an ascended being, whom you tend to identify as being outside yourself. This is not to say that you cannot enter God’s kingdom by going through the Ascended Master Jesus Christ, but you can do so only when you attain a sense of oneness with Jesus and see him as your brother, perhaps even as a greater part of your spiritual family, your Tree of Life, and as a greater part of yourself. I am not hereby denying the fact that Jesus today holds a spiritual office as Savior for this planet and that his assignment is to help every spiritual seeker enter God’s kingdom. Once again, you can do so only by going through the sense of inner oneness – the innocence – that is the true key to salvation.

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In order to attain a sense of oneness with your Creator, you need to dispense with the image that God is an angry being in the sky who is ready to punish you for any mistake you make. You are the offspring of God. God created you to be a co-creator and God gave you imagination and free will. Your Creator has no other desire for you than to see you return to your original divine blueprint so that you can be who you were created to be. When you have returned to that state of grace, that state of innocence, you can build upon your divine individuality and become more than you were created to be. The Creator truly is an expression of God’s desire to be more, and therefore you, as a co-creator, are an expression of your Creator’s desire to be more. Your Creator has only one desire, and that is to be more. As an expression of that drive, God has created the world of form. As an even greater expression of the drive to be more, God has created self-aware co-creators so that the Creator can be more through you. Your Creator has no other desire than to be more through you. God can be more through you only when you are transcending yourself and becoming more than you were created to be.

As long as the Conscious You identifies itself as being less than your divine blueprint, God is not being more through you. This is not what God desires to see happen, as Jesus attempted to illustrate in his parable about the talents (Matthew 25:14). God rewards those co-creators who multiply their talents, yet even Jesus’ parable is not entirely correct. This is no fault of Jesus but caused by the fact that even Jesus had to express himself in a way that was adapted to the consciousness of the people at that time. This is clearly demonstrated by the fact that Jesus taught the multitudes in parables and explained the deeper mysteries to his disciples (Mark 4:34). Jesus even said: “I have yet many things to say unto you but ye cannot bear them now” (John 16:12). Two thousand years ago, humankind was still so trapped in the consciousness of fear and separation that people saw God as an external God. Jesus’ parable about the talents talks about the master who rewarded the servants that multiplied their talents and punished the servant who buried the talents in the ground (as a symbol for the mortal self). 

God is not the one who punishes you. You are the one who is punishing yourself because God’s universe simply acts as a mirror. If you bury your talents in the ground of the duality consciousness, you are sending out a message that life is a struggle. The cosmic mirror reflects back to you situations that confirm your belief that life is a struggle. If you accept the image that God is an angry and judgmental being who will punish you for your mistakes, then you are sending that image into the cosmic mirror. Guess what the cosmic mirror will reflect back to you.

  

NOTE: The rest of this dictation is available in the book: Expressing Your Love for Life. The book also contains an invocation based on the dictation.

 

 

Copyright © 2005 by Kim Michaels

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