TOPICS: Taking a stand – Let the true teachings of Christ and Buddha be understood – Pacifism will not bring about peace –
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Ascended Master Kuthumi, October 22, 2006 through Kim Michaels.
Prayer of Saint Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Prayer for Ecstatic peace
Lord, I choose to BE an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, I AM the Flame of Love.
Where there is injury, I AM the Flame of Justice.
Where there is doubt, I AM the Flame of Truth.
Where there is despair, I AM the Flame of Vision.
Where there is darkness, I AM the Light of the world.
Where there is sadness, I AM the Flame of Blissful Joy.
O Divine master, I choose to console others and in so doing find your consolation.
I choose to understand others and in so doing find your understanding.
I choose to love others and in so doing find your love for me.
For it is in giving of ourselves to others that we receive more of you.
It is in forgiving others that we find your forgiveness.
It is in letting the ego die that we are reborn into the eternal life of being the Living Christ—on earth as we are in heaven, now and foreverMORE.
It is when we dare to BE here below all that we are Above that the earth will be here below all that she is in the heart of God. And thus I AM the Golden Age made manifest, as I love God’s flame of Ecstatic Peace with all my heart, soul and mind. For I AM the light of the world, and as long as I AM in the world, there is peace on earth and God’s will toward all life.
Beloved, I am the Being who was known as Saint Francis and whom many of you now know as the ascended master Kuthumi. Thus, I have asked the messenger to read the original prayer of Saint Francis and the new prayer of Saint Francis, that I inspired him to write based on the old—but by taking the old one to an entirely higher level, where it is given a completely different tone, vibration and power.
For you see, as the being who was embodied as Saint Francis, I think I should say I have the right to criticize myself and give myself a critical review of what was missing in that embodiment as Saint Francis. For you who know me as the ascended master Kuthumi, will know that I did not ascend after that embodiment, despite the fact that many Christians revere Saint Francis as the ultimate expression, the ultimate embodiment, of the teachings of Christ.
Yet had I fully embodied the teachings of Christ back then, do you not think I would have ascended after that embodiment? Surely, it would have been so. And thus, I might recommend that those of you who feel a tie to me as an ascended master, will study my life as Saint Francis, after you have studied some of the teachings we have given, such as Jesus’ teaching on the ego and the teachings on the duality consciousness. And then you will be able yourselves to get much more detail than what I will give you now. But I will give you some discourse about what was missing in the life of Saint Francis and why such a life, lived in such imitation of Christ, still was not enough to qualify me for the ascension. It was, indeed, in large part because I had not fully understood and internalized the essential principle of becoming the Living Christ, which is that you take command, first over your own being and then you go out and take command over the earth by putting yourself right in the face of those who represent anti-Christ.
Taking a stand
I should, as Saint Francis, have taken a more clear stand against the false leadership and the false doctrines of the Catholic Church, instead of falling under the illusion of misguided loyalty, of confusing the loyalty to Christ with the loyalty to an outer church who claimed to be the only true representative of Christ. For I should have seen that no outer organization or person can be the exclusive representative of Christ, for no human institution or mental box can hold the Living Christ.
I know full well that there are many people, both in the Christian and New Age community, who revere the prayer of Saint Francis in its different forms. But I must tell you that if you read that prayer, you will see that it was an expression of a state of consciousness that must now go into the dustbin of history and be replaced by the recognition that you are not passive beings, sitting here expecting the genie in the bottle, the God in the sky, to do everything for you.
“Lord make me an instrument of your peace.” No my beloved, you have to choose to be an instrument of peace. You have to choose to let your light shine, so that you do not pray to some remote God to do it for you. For truly, you can of your own self do nothing, but you must still be the open door for the light of God to shine through. For the Light of God must have a lens, a prism, through which it can shine, so that it can be focused here on earth. And that is the step up that Jesus had expressed when he said, “My Father worketh hitherto—and I work.”
And this is what I, as Saint Francis, did not fully embody and what most Christians to this day have not embodied or have not even understood. So they still take a passive approach. They still think that Jesus was a pacifist. No! He was the Prince of Peace. And the Prince of Peace is not a pacifist. Neither is he a warlord who goes out and defeats the forces who create war. For the Prince of Peace is above and beyond duality, and thus he is neither in the pacifist extreme, nor in the warring extreme.
Let the true teachings of Christ and Buddha be understood
It is time and high time that the true teachings of the Christ and the true teachings of the Buddha are understood in the western world—the teachings about duality and your potential to rise above it. For only in this way can this planet and the consciousness of humankind be raised to a higher level, where the top ten percent of the spiritual people stop seeing themselves as passive recipients of God’s grace, of peace or of—whatever. But they start seeing themselves in their proper roles, the roles they were created to fulfill, namely that of co-creators with God who are here to multiply their talents and have dominion over the earth.
This is the step up that needs to happen in the Christian community, in the New Age community, and hopefully also among those who call themselves ascended master students. The new teachings we are giving are indeed the nexus of the figure-eight flow between the Age of Pisces and the Age of Aquarius. And unless our students embody and understand the concepts of duality and the ego – and overcome the black-and-white thinking and the gray thinking – then they will not be able to pass with us into the Aquarian Age consciousness. And so they must inevitably be left behind, still following a Piscean dispensation, while the planet moves rapidly into the dispensation of Aquarius.
Pacifism will not bring about peace
Pacifism will not bring about peace. It is wonderful that people are meek and humble, for truly the proud – whether they are in a spiritual organization, a Christian church or a New Age movement – the proud will not be able to bring about peace. Yet neither will the meek and the humble—if they continue to take the passive approach of waiting for God to do everything for them.
You cannot, as they say in the Middle East, sit there and wait for the orange to drop in your turban. For surely, it is no longer valid to look at God as the genie in the bottle—and if you make the right prayers then God has to jump out of the bottle and grant your wish. No, you are co-creators. So you have to co-create the conditions you want by rising above the duality consciousness and thus letting your light shine freely and bringing about the conditions that are part of your divine plan—and not the conditions that your ego desires for whatever reason.
Thus, my beloved, study my life as Saint Francis, or at least look at the difference between the two prayers as they were read here. Read them to yourself and contemplate the difference. Allow yourself to feel the power in the new prayer. Allow that power to move in you, to move your heart and realize a new day has dawned. A new day, a new wind is blowing and it is time for God’s people on earth to stand up and be counted, to stand up and be heard by witnessing to the higher truth, to the reality that there is something beyond the human dualistic power struggle. There is an alternative to that state of consciousness.
Copyright © 2006 by Kim Michaels