Americans have a right to demand better leaders

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Ascended Master Gautama Buddha through Kim Michaels, September 30, 2018. This dictation was given at a conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

I AM the Ascended Master Gautama Buddha. It has been my privilege to seal many of these ascended master conferences, and it is always a great joy for me because I get to see how much progress you have made in such a short time span. I have a few remarks on the topic of how to align America with the mind of Saint Germain. First, I want to build upon what Saint Germain talked about, about those who have been fooled into fighting for the cause of freedom. I simply want to put out the question in the collective consciousness of America: “How can killing another human being ever advance the cause of freedom?”

When you contemplate this, you recognize, at least if you know the teachings we have given on the fallen beings and the duality consciousness, that one of the primary things that people need to be free from on earth is the manipulation of the fallen beings where people have been manipulated into killing each other for some epic cause. A cause that was defined by the fallen beings and had either the purpose of creating chaos and destruction or the purpose of getting people to misuse their free will in order to seemingly prove God wrong.

You see that anytime, literally anytime, where people have been manipulated into killing each other for some cause, that cause was defined by the fallen beings, the entire situation was manipulated by the fallen beings. Therefore, truly, you never can advance the true cause of freedom if you are killing other people. As long as you think that it is necessary to kill other people, perhaps even justified in order to advance some cause, then you are not in alignment with the mind of Saint Germain or the mind of Christ or the mind of the Buddha.

Would Jesus abuse children?

I also want to comment on this consciousness exposed by Cyclopea where, because people feel like sinners, they are not willing to speak out. They think that they are not worthy to speak out and therefore they remain silent in the face of abuse, manipulation and lies.

As someone pointed out to this messenger during lunch, you also have the statement made by Jesus in the situation where a woman was caught in adultery and the crowd wanted to stone her, and Jesus said: “Let he who is without sin among you cast the first stone.” This statement has, of course, been used to reinforce the consciousness that unless you are without sin or perfect, you should not criticize anyone else. The reality is, however, that Jesus made that statement in a specific situation where these men were willing to kill another human being.

If you want to take it literally, you could say: “Only those who are without sin should consider killing another human being.” In other words, if you recognize that you are not without sin, do not ever consider killing another human being. Of course, if you are without sin, you would never even consider killing another human being.

Of course, it is also an example of the fact that (and I have certainly seen this with the teachings I gave so long ago) whatever statement you make as a spiritual teacher in the dense environment of earth, the fallen beings can find a way to pervert it or make use of it to further their own ends. They have certainly made use of this statement, especially after they came up with the idea of original sin. You will see, for example, how they have used this in the Catholic church where there was hardly anyone for a thousand years who dared to criticize the leadership of the church. Even today, you see how this very consciousness of not thinking you can criticize if you are not free from sin, if you are not perfect, is one of the main reasons why it has taken so long before Catholics have exposed the sexual abuse by priests.

There is still this concept, this consciousness, that the people are ordinary sinners, that the leaders of the church although still human beings are in a higher class than the ordinary people because they are leaders of the church. Therefore, those below them should not criticize or point out any flaws. Do you see how perverted this consciousness is?

Let us just take at face value what the Catholic church claims that it is the true church representing Jesus Christ. Well, in that case, if the leaders of the church are representing Christ, they obviously should never do anything that Christ would not do. Certainly, I am sure that very few people would imagine to think that Jesus would have abused children. You see, if they really represent Christ, they should be in a higher state of mind. Therefore, if they are not, then they are not representing Christ. Therefore, it is not only legitimate but necessary that the people speak out and stop the abuse. Again, if the church has any legitimacy as representing Christ, then if there are actions taken by people in the church that are off course, if they are not pointed out, how can the church ever get back on course?

How the fallen beings use ritual

You see that there is this very heavy consciousness of not thinking that people have a right to criticize those above them. There is this heavy consciousness that people are sinners but the fallen beings are clever enough to know that not everyone is going to completely subscribe to this. Even if they do believe in this, there is a certain inbuilt drive in human psychology that people want to improve their position. It is very difficult to make human beings accept something as permanent. You can see this outplayed when people, as they so often do in America, sit in front of their televisions and flip channels.

The mind finds it difficult to stay on one topic for a long time but wants to shift into something else. You can see it in how many people struggle with meditation where it is so difficult to make the mind focus on one thing for any length of time. This is, in a sense, a saving grace. When the fallen beings come up with a concept of original sin, it seems to be a permanent state and there are people who will long for some way out of this permanent state.

The fallen beings have come up with a way to try to divert that longing. First of all, they have done it by the whole concept that you will be saved by the external savior after you die. Jesus will come and save you and take you to heaven if you have been a good Christian. They also do something else, which is perhaps even more subtle. They create a certain culture where, on the one hand, you are made to feel that you are a sinner, you are imperfect, you are not good enough. But then the fallen beings define a set of rules and rituals, and then they project that those who follow the rules and rituals, they are now better than those who do not. As a diversionary tactic to get people to look critically at the belief that you are sinners, they give you this diversion of saying that by following all the rules, by following all the rituals, then you are better than you were before, you are better than those who are not doing it.

You see this in the Catholic tradition, for example, where some people literally are afraid of not going to mass. They feel it is disastrous if their family members do not go to mass. You see it also, my beloved, in spiritual movements where, for example, you can see in Tibet how they have created these elaborate rituals, even the prayer wheels where they believe that by performing this (rather mechanical) ritual over and over and over again, they will actually make progress towards whatever they see as their goal.

Look at even several previous ascended master dispensations where there were strict rules and where people became obsessed with following the rules. It was truly an obsessive-compulsive disorder that not only drove people to follow the rules, but it also created this very judgmental culture towards those who did not follow the rules. This was especially dysfunctional because it prevented the people from being united in Christ.

You have the story of Pentecost where the disciples received the Holy Spirit because they were of one accord in one place. Well, we have seen ascended master students be in one place but be so divided by this judgmental attitude that the Spirit could not descend. Naturally, we are calling you to come to a higher level and you are already at that higher level but you can, of course, progress even higher by using these teachings about the birth trauma and the separate selves. For when you come to that point of being in the neutral state of mind, you have no need to follow rules and you have no need to judge others based on whether they are following the rules. Rules fade away in Christhood and Buddhahood.

Being in a neutral state of mind

What is Buddhahood? Well, an important component of it is to be in that neutral state of mind, being non-attached because there is nothing that compels you to do anything. I am not saying this is all there is to Buddhahood, as there are stages of Buddhahood but it is certainly one component of it. When I sat under the Bo tree and was tempted by the demons of Mara, I could avoid reacting to their temptations only by remaining in that neutral state of mind. You cannot be in a neutral state of mind as long as you have the primal self and these other separate selves that are pulling you, compelling you, to do this, do that, do the next thing. More than that, these selves are telling you that you are not good enough, that there is something you have not done on earth, that you are supposed to do something on earth but you have not done it yet, you have not accomplished it.

As this messenger realized, an important component of this is that most of you came here because you wanted to improve things on earth but the only way to really improve things and produce tangible results is to change other people. As long as you think you have to change other people, you cannot be at peace. You are in this constant push-pull of being compelled to do something that is impossible to achieve because of the free will of other people. This can cause some avatars to go into wanting to use force, even though they, of course, never use force to the degree that the fallen beings are using force. There can be this desire to use force in order to free people from suffering.

This is, of course, one of the primary challenges for an avatar: to take a look at what it was for you individually that brought you to earth. What were your desires, your vision, your understanding? What was the goal you had that you wanted to accomplish? Then, take a look at this and realize that this was based on your consciousness at the time. In reality you did not come here to change other people but to free yourself from that consciousness that you had when you came here, however it was for you individually. In a sense what have the other masters talked about? Improving the public discourse, connecting to the essential humanity, finding a different way to talk to each other, these are all aspects of attaining that neutral state of mind.

Looking at how America fits into the whole

I am, of course, not looking to convert all Americans to become Buddhists, as the Buddhist religion has little relevance for the West in the modern age. However, it was never my intention to get people who considered themselves my followers to join a particular outer religion. I wanted people to walk the path towards Buddhahood, and certainly Saint Germain has attained Buddhahood and, as he has demonstrated in his dictations, he seeks to raise all life. The most important shift that could happen for aligning America or rather Americans with the mind of Saint Germain is that they begin to look beyond themselves, to look at the whole. How can we use the privileges and the freedoms we have to help others? My beloved, you take Saint Germain’s discourse about American foreign policy being an extension of the fallen beings and the power elite. You can see that there may be some trepidation about how America would be able to actually help the whole rather than serving the cause of the power elite. Nevertheless, there are enough Americans who either have begun to shift, or who could quickly begin to shift based on your calls, that they could be willing to come to that state where they can look neutrally at what is happening in America. Therefore, they can speak out about what is not right and demand change without going into an angry, dualistic reaction. There are enough Americans who can be neutral enough about looking at how they can help others without perpetuating the cause of the power elite.

The rest of this dictation, along with an invocation based on the dictation, is found in the book: Spiritual Solutions to America’s Problems.

Copyright © 2018 Kim Michaels