TOPICS: Why so few Christians listen to Jesus today – Dealing with doubt on the path to Christhood – Teachings for different levels of consciousness – Your psychological modus operandi – The influence of dark forces – Your relationship to the masters – The Path of Oneness – Why you fear the masters – Your positive expectations – How the Holy Spirit can flow through you – Christhood and miracles – Which master is closest to you? – What would you have to give up? – Accept being here before you can leave – How to use this dictation – Being neutral allows the Spirit to flow – Do you have to have opinions? –
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Ascended Master Jesus, June 4th, 2017, through Kim Michaels. This dictation was given at a conference in Holland.
I AM the Ascended Master Jesus Christ, and I would like to begin by making a confession. We of the ascended masters are in some ways like used car salesmen who use a particular selling technique, called bait and switch. The idea is you put a big sign on the car lot announcing some car model you are selling very cheap, and then when the people come in, you say: “Unfortunately, we just sold the last one, but we have this other model that we can get you a good deal on.” To some degree, that is what we have to do, and I want to explain to you why this is so.
Why so few Christians listen to Jesus today
Now, you might ask a simple question. Here is a group of people who are not only believing that I am the ascended master Jesus Christ speaking through a human being, but you are experiencing in your hearts the living proof of this. Why is there not thousands or millions of those who call themselves Christians who are willing to listen to my Living Word? The reason for this is that they have created such images, such expectations, such conditions in their minds that for them to accept: 1) that I still exist in a higher realm; 2) that I am willing to speak to humankind; and 3) that I am speaking to humankind, they would have to overcome all of these conditions. However, they are not willing to let go of these conditions, and that means that their conditions form a filter. If I were to speak to them, I would have to live up to all of their conditions so that they could accept what I am saying or even that I am saying anything.
Naturally, it would be completely impossible for me to live up to the conditions of Catholics, fundamentalist Christians or Lutherans and still be able to express anything new. They are so focused on the past, what they believe was said in the past, and what their churches for centuries have put on this of interpretations. There are so many layers of interpretations, or we might say distortions, on my original words and teachings that most Christians are so trapped in this that they will say that if I do not live up to the conditions defined by their church, then I cannot be the real Jesus Christ. If I were to live to all of these conditions, what could I say? Absolutely nothing, my beloved, for they do not need me or want me to say anything. They are satisfied with all the interpretations. You see, this is the basic dilemma we face on earth.
How are we, as ascended masters, going to help unascended human beings? If your present level of consciousness was sufficient for you to enter heaven, enter the spiritual realm, well, then we would have to do nothing. If your present level of consciousness was sufficient for you to enter heaven, then why are you not in heaven?
The simple fact is that your present level of consciousness is not sufficient. If we are to help you, we have to give you something that is beyond your present mental box, your present filter. If you use your present filter to reject anything that is beyond that filter, we are stuck. We are bound by the Law of Free Will. We cannot force you.
What this really means is that when we seek to help people − and of course we seek to help everyone in some way or another − we have to go in and we have to look at a specific group of people. We have to look at their level of consciousness. We have to look at their image of the world, their view of the world. We have to look at their expectations and then we are NOT trying to give them some highest or absolute truth. We are simply looking at what is the next step for them. What is the next step up in their evolution, and how can we help them make that leap, take that quantum leap, to the next level?
Never mind that there may be 143 levels above their level. This has no value for them because they cannot leap from the 1st to the 144th level, they have to leap from the 1st to the 2nd, or from the 48th to the 49th. We have to look at this, and this is where the bait and switch analogy comes in. You understand that for anyone to do anything new, anything differently, for anyone to accept any kind of teaching − spiritual, mystical, what have you − they have to have a motivation. Their motivation will be based on their current level of consciousness, their current world view, their current expectations. What motivates these people? What is it they want that they don’t have now? Can we then use that to give them that idea, that teaching, that can help them take the next step? This is what we have to do with everyone, my beloved.
As Lord Krishna expressed yesterday, there are people who are only ready for devotion, for a devotional path and so he does not attempt to give them a teaching that they cannot grasp. He simply reflects back the devotion they sent at him and this will in the long run help them grow to the next level. Then, in some future lifetime, they may be able to grasp the higher teaching, but we are not attempting to give people more than we evaluate that they can handle.
Dealing with doubt on the path to Christhood
Now the reason I am telling you this, as ascended master students, is that this can help you walk the path of Christhood. When you have walked the path for a while, you will have made progress, you will have raised yourself above the level of consciousness you were at when you found the teachings and started applying them. There comes a point where you can benefit from stepping back, looking at yourself, looking at your path, and saying: “What was it actually that motivated me to enter or to use the teachings of the ascended masters? What was it I wanted, what was my expectation, the expectation I had when I first entered the path?”
What you will find, if you do this, is that all of you will discover that you had some kind of motivation, something you wanted to get out of following the spiritual path. When you first found the teachings, it probably wasn’t to make your ascension or to manifest your Christhood. There was probably some other motivation that you had—perhaps seeking understanding, perhaps seeking healing, perhaps seeking special powers, perhaps seeking abundance, this or that. People have many different kinds of motivation and I am not in any way criticizing, putting down, or even evaluating it. You have to start where you are at and use the motivation you have at the time to then study and apply the teachings.
When you have done this for a while, then you can step back and look at yourself and say: “What was my original motivation, what did I expect would happen?” Then, you can say: “Based on the greater understanding I have today, the greater understanding of the path, based on the fact that I have now risen to a higher level of consciousness − and of course you need to recognize that you have risen to a higher level of consciousness − what do I now think of my motivation? Is this really the motivation I have today, or have I developed a higher motivation where I now see that there is more to the path than I could see when I first started? There is a different goal, a higher goal that I see now that I could not even see back then.”
The reason this becomes important is that if you do not look at this, there will be somewhere in your four lower bodies an internal spirit, a matrix, a momentum that is still carrying that original motivation, that original expectation. After some time, what can happen to some students is that they are now actually beginning to realize that their original motivation was not the highest possible. In fact, it was unrealistic because it was a motivation that was not based on the reality of what the path is about. In some part of their being they recognize that their original motive and expectation was an impossible dream that cannot be fulfilled. Since they have not looked at that internal spirit (that is still holding on to that expectation, waiting for it to be fulfilled), they cannot resolve it and let it go.
There will be that spirit that is beginning to feel discouraged, or disappointed or dissatisfied because it is also beginning to doubt that the original expectation will ever be fulfilled. It can come up with all kinds of thoughts and doubts, and of course the dark forces can use it to project doubt into your mind. “Does the path actually work? Is it really true? Does it work for me or does it only work for others? Or does it only work for a very few? Are there those who are so special but it doesn’t apply to me?” All of these things can come up.
You probably all have some version of these doubts projected into your minds. What you can do is that you can look at this: the original motive, the original expectation you had. Then, you can see: “Is it realistic based on what I now see, what I now understand, based on what I have experienced, based on the fact that I now see a new goal, and therefore really already have a new and higher expectation?” Then, you can look at that original spirit and you can recognize that it is still there. When you look at your particular personal motivation, you can see why it was either unrealistic or perhaps immature, perhaps incomplete. You can come to that point of resolution where you just realize: “But I am no longer looking at the path this way. Why should I expect a certain outcome of the path when I now know so much more about the path?”
Then, you can allow yourself to actually go into that spirit and consciously dismiss it. You may say: “Get thee behind me Satan,” or simply: “I don’t need you anymore in my life.” You can, of course, make the calls for this, when you become aware of it, to whatever masters: Astrea, Archangel Michael, or myself, or any other master, to dissolve the entity behind it. You can call to us to help you see the spirit, to see the expectation you had, and to see what that actually says about how you looked at the path back then.
Teachings for different levels of consciousness
Why is this important? Well, it is important for yourself because, obviously, when you have that internal spirit that is holding on to a motivation that is no longer really relevant to you, you have a division in your psyche and it will pull you back. It is also important because most of you, before you came into this lifetime, had already reached a certain level of the path where you were not exclusively working on your personal issues, but you were willing and able to take on certain collective issues. Many of you chose to be born in a certain environment whereby you took on a certain expectation about God, religion, spirituality that is one of these patterns that are in the collective consciousness. There is, of course, a spirit or beast behind the pattern, but you chose to take this on so that, by raising yourself above it and resolving the consciousness, the belief, the expectation, you could help raise the collective consciousness. Of course, until you have raised yourself above it, you have not actually raised the collective consciousness.
You can now take this further and realize that this is why I say that ascended masters are like used car salesmen. When we give a certain teaching, we are looking at a certain group of people. We are looking at where they at in consciousness—what kind of teaching are they ready for, what are their expectations, what motivates them. We know that in order to attract these people to our teaching, we have to give something that appeals to the motivation they have right now at their present level of consciousness. We also know that this is not the ultimate understanding about the spiritual path and the path to the ascension. That is why we know that we have to bring people in and then gradually give them a higher teaching so that they can adapt and accelerate themselves, and switch their consciousness and gradually raise their motivation. Then, they realize that what brought them into the teachings was what they could handle at the time, but now they are actually ready for something that is much more, because they now have the greater understanding of what the path is about. When you resolve the original expectation, you do not feel disappointed, you do not feel cheated. You actually recognize the need to take this approach on a planet like earth and therefore you simply say: “What is it that the masters want to give me now? What is it that I am ready for now?”
Your psychological modus operandi
You can go even further with this, and you can recognize something else. In the criminal system of many nations, such as the United States, law enforcement officials attempt to categorize criminals based on what they call their MO, or their modus operandi. This is because they have discovered that criminals are often creatures of habit, and when a certain criminal has committed one crime, he or she will tend to commit later crimes in much the same way. When they hear that a certain crime has been committed where there is some particular MO, they can often know which criminal is likely to have committed it. They can go and find out where that person was at the time, and they can often apprehend the criminal just based on this. Now, you are, of course, not criminals, my beloved, but all people have what we might call a psychological MO.
We have, of course, talked about this before in terms of the ego, in terms of internal spirits, but I am simply giving you this from another angle. What I am asking you to do to here is (not necessarily right now, but as you come home and process the experience you have had at this conference), I am asking you to mentally step back and look at: “How do I relate to the material universe, to the matter realm? What is my MO in my interaction with the matter realm? What are my expectations? What do I think can happen or cannot happen? What do I think should happen or should not happen?” If you are willing to do this exercise, perhaps sometimes asking for our help if you like, then you can come to see that when it comes to relating to the physical world, you have a certain MO. In certain situations you encounter in the physical world, it is as if you are triggered into going into that MO, that reactionary pattern.
This messenger mentioned that he rarely gets irritated, but he did when he was dealing with the Russian visa or when he got a parking ticket. This says that he has certain expectations about what should not happen to him in the physical universe, and when something like that does happen, instead of looking at the situation the way he looks at most other situations, instead of remaining non-attached, without even realizing it, he goes into a particular emotional reaction that this shouldn’t have happened, this just isn’t right, and he should be able to park outside a store for ten minutes without getting a ticket. My beloved, the expectations may be reasonable enough but the reality is that this is actually limiting you in your relationship with the mother realm.
You are taking certain conditions in society, certain conditions that are either man-made or are created by the fallen beings, and then you are projecting − you are creating an expectation based on these conditions. You are projecting upon the mother realm that this is how the mother realm is, and this always happens. What does it do? It prevents you from following the teachings that Saint Germain gave because you cannot accept that something higher is possible. You are actually becoming what we have said before, a self-fulfilling prophecy, because your expectation of the mother realm is what you send into the cosmic mirror and as we have said so many times, what can the mirror do but reflect back what you are putting into it? You see that if you want to avoid these kind of situations, you have to look at your MO. How do I relate to the matter realm? Then you have to discover your expectations about what should or shouldn’t happen. Then you have to ask yourself whether you want to carry these along with you, knowing that they can become self-fulfilled prophecies.
It boils down to, again, my beloved: Are you living in a friendly universe or hostile universe? Are you living in a world that is out to get you or are you living in a world where there is at least some force that is eager to support you, to support your growth, to support your happiness, and to help you feel good about yourself? If you take the messenger’s talk about him feeling that life is wonderful and having a positive expectation about the future, you may see that in most cases he does believe he lives in a friendly universe. But when it comes to applying for a Russian visa, he does not believe that the Russian visa authorities are friendly or there to support him, and that is why he manifested the trouble he had. Grant you, I am not saying the process is reasonable. It is, quite frankly, so complicated that it only hurts the Russian nation itself, but that is not the issue. The issue is that the reason the messenger had a reaction to it was that he does not believe, at some level of his being, that Russia is a friendly nation.
This partly relates to some dramatic experiences he had in a past life, but nevertheless it shows you how you can have these MOs of what you expect. Now, when it comes to a parking ticket, well, he does not expect that certain authorities or bureaucracies are friendly and are there to support him. He has a certain expectation that bureaucracy is a difficult thing to deal with and often gives people unnecessary trouble. In a way you could say this is correct, my beloved. But the question for the messenger is: “Does he want to carry this with him for the rest of his life or does he want to leave it behind?” The question for you is: “What MO do I have? What expectation of the physical universe do I have? Is it friendly? Is it supporting me, or is there something that’s out to get me?”
The rest of this dictation, along with an invocation based on the dictation, is found in the book: Healing Your Spiritual Traumas.
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