Being ready for the teaching

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Ascended Master Gautama Buddha through Kim Michaels, June 24, 2018. This dictation was given at a conference in Kazakhstan.

The Buddha, I AM. Gautama is the name I have used when working with the evolutions of earth. Some of the other masters have given you the perspective of looking back to previous ascended master dispensations and seeing what the results have been. I would like to broaden the perspective, going back to when I was in physical embodiment and I gave teachings at the physical level 2,500 years ago.

Idolatry of the Buddha

It is said that after following a certain path, the ascetic path, and coming to realize its limitations, I discovered the eight-fold path, or the path of the Buddha, and I attained nirvana, I became enlightened. Many, many Buddhists, even to this day so many centuries later, they look at this with a form of idolatry. Either I was the only being to ever attain enlightenment, or I was the highest being or I attained some ultimate, absolute state of enlightenment.

In other words, they think that the state of enlightenment that I attained 2,500 years ago was some absolute, highest possible state that could never be surpassed. However, when you consider the reality we have given you about the 144 levels of consciousness, then you can ask yourself the question: When I attained enlightenment 2,500 years ago, I did so by reaching the 144th level of consciousness. Was the 144th level of consciousness 2,500 years ago the same as the 144th level of consciousness today? Now, if the answer was: “Yes, it was the same,” what would the consequence be? Well, the consequence would be that the planet had made no progress at all in 2,500 years. The consequence of that would have been that the teachings I gave 2,500 years ago had failed to raise the consciousness of the planet and therefore had failed their purpose. The reality is that the 144th level today is considerably higher than it was 2,500 years ago, 2,000 years ago when Jesus attained that level, even a 100 or so years ago when Master MORE and Kuthumi attained that level and so forth and so on.

How consciousness is raised

What is it, then, that raises that level of consciousness? Well, it is, first of all, as the omega aspect, that the collective consciousness is raised. That happens when a critical mass of individuals raise their consciousness and pull up on the bottom 80% or 90% and therefore the bottom level is raised. There can come times where there is a shift in the collective awareness and people decide that a certain manifestation is no longer acceptable to them. As a result of that, the bottom level of consciousness is raised up and beings who are at that level of consciousness will not be allowed to take physical embodiment.

However what raises the highest level? Well, someone has to reach the 144th level of their time and then go higher before they ascend. In a sense, that is what I did 2,500 years ago, even though I entered nirvana at what was the 144th level at that time. When I came back to teach in my teaching mission, I did not come back in an absolute state of consciousness. I was still growing and evolving and transcending myself for the years I was teaching. I raised the 144th level to a higher plateau. Jesus, of course, did the same, other masters have done the same and that is how that is raised. Some of you have the potential to be part of this process of attaining the 144th level before you are ready to leave embodiment, therefore still going higher while you are in embodiment and therefore helping to raise that level up.

You see that the entire concept that a teaching could be absolute, that a certain state of consciousness could be absolute, is a complete illusion, it is Maya, it is, of course, a projection of the fallen beings. They cannot transcend themselves and therefore they do not want anyone else to transcend themselves. They have come up with a lot of clever schemes for making people think that it is not possible. They want you to think that I attained an ultimate, absolute state of consciousness, that I was an exception, that no one can go higher. They want you to think that Jesus also reached the level that no one else can follow.

For the past 2,500 years there are actually a relatively small number of individuals who have used the teachings of Buddhism to also reach the 144th level and then go beyond. Some of those are known to people in the Buddhic tradition, others are not known because they did not have a public mission. Certainly, when I look back, Buddhism has produced a contribution to the forward progression of the collective consciousness and raising the levels of consciousness.

A teaching is for a level of consciousness

Now, where this goes is that when you realize that the consciousness is higher today than it was 2,500 years ago (that the scale of the 144 levels has shifted upwards), you can also see that the teaching that was given so long ago was actually given for a lower level of consciousness than is the average today. This partly points, of course, to the need for progressive revelation. It also points to the realization that any teaching at any time can only be given for the level of consciousness that is there. It does not necessarily mean that the teaching is given for the average level of consciousness or for the lowest level of consciousness, for certain teachings are given for people in the top 10%.

Nevertheless, you always need to recognize that when a specific teaching is given, it is very much given based on the level of consciousness on the planet at the time. If the teaching is successful, the consciousness will shift. What should, then, ideally happen? Well, what should ideally happen is that some people have taken that teaching, used the teaching to reach the 144th level of consciousness. They then become instruments for either bringing forth a new teaching, bringing forth a new aspect of the old teaching, a new interpretation of the old teaching. Therefore, they can now bring forth a teaching for the new level of consciousness that has been reached as a result of the old teaching. This means, of course, that progressive revelation ideally should never stop. This means also that it is, in a sense, a sad thing (if we want to use that word) when the followers of one teaching become dogmatic, become closed to anything new and therefore become the instruments of actually aborting the efficiency of that teaching. They are not allowing the transcendence of the teaching.

When I gave my teachings 2,500 years ago, you will see (if you read some of the scriptures) that they contain a certain story or anecdote. Then, the exact same anecdote in the exact same words is repeated three times. Well, this was, in a sense, necessary because of the density of the consciousness at the time and also because there was no written records given. It was all an oral tradition and instead of people being able to read the text several times, they could now hear it three times and therefore have a better grasp of it. This brings up a topic I want to touch upon, and it is the topic of repetition.

Do the masters repeat themselves?

Do we of the ascended masters ever repeat ourselves in our dictations? Some would immediately say: “Yes, you often talk about the same topic, you often give a teaching that is almost the same as what you have given before.”

Well, my beloved, do we repeat ourselves? Or do we always give a teaching based on the consciousness at the time and the consciousness of the recipients—the intended recipients. When you look at the earth, you see that there is a constant movement in this very, very complex matrix of the collective consciousness, but also the individual consciousness of all of those people who are above a certain level of consciousness—the 48th level. Those who are below often do not move or they move with the mass consciousness because they are overpowered by the mass consciousness.

As you go above the 48th level, you begin to reclaim your individuality and that means you are constantly moving. If you could look at a visual representation of the earth at the level of consciousness, you would see a very complex pattern of energy waves, of images. To give you an illustration of this (and mark you, it is an illustration, not entirely literal and accurate), we could say that the collective consciousness on earth looks like a very intricate pattern of vibrating energy waves that form certain images. As people can have images in their minds, there can be images in the collective mind. It is a little bit like these photographs you have seen where from a distance there seems to be one image, but when you go closer, you will see that the image is made up of smaller images, individual photographs. This can also be compared to the concept of a hologram, only all of the small images that make up the whole are not the same because different groups of people and different individuals have different images, at least slightly different images, in their minds. It is a very, very complex picture. Now, if you could see this, you would see that it is never standing still, it is always moving. In other words, it is a process. There can be ups, there can be downs, but there is never still-stand.

There is never, ever, a point where you could take a snapshot of the collective consciousness and two hours later you take another snapshot and they are the same. You could take a snapshot with the shortest time interval or shutter speed that your camera can produce, say a 5000th of a second. You could take another snapshot right after and they would not be the same. That is how quickly everything shifts. When we give one dictation, it is given based on this very complex equation that exists in the collective consciousness of the whole, but more specifically in the collective consciousness of the group of people for which we are giving the teaching.

Now, if the people who are hearing the teaching, reading the teaching, if they do what is the highest potential for the teaching, they use the teaching to shift their consciousness. This means that once they have allowed that shifting to occur, the equation both of the collective and of the group consciousness and of the individual has shifted. Well, we of course have technology today that allows you to record a dictation and put it in writing. You could read a dictation for the first time, you could absorb it to the best of your ability as you can with the current level of consciousness. You could have a shifting experience and now the equation of your consciousness has shifted. Then, you can go back, read the dictation a second time, and even though the words would be exactly the same, your experience of reading them would not be the same because you shifted the first time. Meaning, you can now absorb something the second time that you could not absorb the first time.

I am not saying that the first time you read a dictation, you need to get everything out of that dictation that you can. I am only saying that you have to allow the dictation to shift your consciousness, to have some shifting experience. If you have done this, then you can read the same dictation again (whether five minutes later or five months later) and you will not have the exact same experience. Meaning, you can shift your consciousness a second time, grasp more of the dictation and that means that the third time you now have a different experience and so on. This can, for many of you, go on for quite some time. This means that if you come to a point where you are reading a dictation and you are not sensing a shift, there can be two reasons for this. One can be that you have gotten all from that dictation that you can get right now and you therefore need to study something else in order to shift your consciousness again. It can also be that you have closed your mind because you feel you already know what the dictation is trying to say.

Now, we take a situation where you are not hearing the same dictation again but you are hearing us give another dictation live that talks about some of the same concepts. The question is again: Did you shift your consciousness when you heard the first dictation where we talked about this topic? If you did, then you can hear the second dictation and you will get something out of it that you did not get out of the first. Therefore, you will not really feel that we are repeating ourselves.

The rest of this dictation, along with an invocation based on the dictation, is found in the book: Fulfilling Your Highest Spiritual Potential.

Copyright © 2018 Kim Michaels

Being the Christ in Saint Germain’s Golden Age

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Ascended Master Saint Germain through Kim Michaels, June 24, 2018. This dictation was given at a conference in Kazakhstan.

I AM the Ascended Master Saint Germain. I wish to discourse with you on what it means to be the Living Christ and the Living Buddha in action in the Aquarian Age. What did it mean to be the Living Christ in action in the Piscean Age? It meant to attune yourself to the Ascended Master Jesus Christ and come into some form of oneness with him so you could receive something from him, either for your personal life or for the help of others and society.

What it takes to bring forth a new idea

Now, you may look at what has been brought forth of change in the Piscean Age and you may see that all of the people who were able to bring forth some positive contribution in any area of life and society, have been able to have some attunement with the planetary Christ, with Jesus, during that age. This, of course, does not mean that all ideas that were brought forth in the last 2,000 years came exclusively from Jesus but they came through him as the hierarch of the Piscean Age. We can therefore say that if you look at many of the people who have brought forth new ideas in some areas, they had some attunement with Jesus, they were therefore open to receiving some idea.

Now, if you look at some of these people, you can see that many of them were not even religious or spiritual. Many of them may have had various unresolved psychology, various idiosyncrasies, even various beliefs that were certainly not in accordance or in alignment with ascended master teachings. Still, they had some attunement so that, through the clouds of all of this outer stuff in their minds, there was an opening where some idea could descend into their minds—as of course it will be in Aquarius. It is not so that in order to attune to the Ascended Master Saint Germain, people have to know that I exist, believe in ascended master teachings, follow ascended master teachings, practice ascended master teachings. They do not need to have resolved all of their psychology. The reason for this is very simple. Bringing forth a new idea on earth has an alpha and an omega aspect. The alpha aspect is that it comes from the ascended realm and therefore the people must be able to attune to the ascended realm. The omega aspect is that in order to receive an idea and implement it, people must have some kind of expertise in a particular field. If I want to bring forth a new idea in the field of education, I need someone who has some knowledge, some expertise, some experience in that field. Of course, I also need a person who is able to tune in to me, at least for a brief moment, and therefore receive that idea.

You have many, many people who have a genuine desire to see an improvement in a particular area of life. These people have the experience in their daily lives, they have studied and they engage their minds in the process of wanting to bring forth this new idea, this improvement. Now, in some cases they may have an imperfect understanding of their field or the improvement that needs to be brought forth but they have the genuine desire.

What you will see, even if you study some of the scientists that have brought forth new ideas in the field of science, is that sometimes they just get overwhelmed. It becomes too intense for them and they decide to take a break, to withdraw from their normal daily engagement with the issue. As they withdraw and let go, suddenly there is an opening where what they call a “flash of inspiration” strikes and now they see the issue from a new perspective. They see some new idea and then they are able to move forward.

Inspiration beyond the physical brain

Even the most materialistic scientists will recognize that they need a certain amount of inspiration. They are not particularly willing to speculate on where that inspiration comes from, but it does not take much speculation to see that it does not come from the physical brain. If the physical brain had been able to produce the idea, then certainly, in the period where the scientist was very intensively engaging his physical brain in trying to figure out the problem, then the physical brain should have brought forth the solution.

What brings forth the solution is that the scientist steps back, disengages the outer mind and now there is an opening for inspiration to come from a higher realm. This is, therefore, the process that in the Aquarian Age will become more and more known, more and more common, we might say, in the sense that people begin to understand and acknowledge that intuition is actually the key.

Intuition can often only be unlocked when you have gone through that outer engagement with an issue, of really seeking to understand it, really desiring an improvement and then you have the foundation. You have, in a sense (as the idea we gave during the Piscean Age of the chalice, the Holy Grail) the chalice that is raised up so that the elixir of Spirit can be poured into it. If there is no chalice, then you cannot pour anything into it, as it would just be wasted. There is that alpha and omega action: The omega is raising up the chalice of the mind and the alpha is to then open yourself up, using your intuitive faculties rather than the outer mind and opening yourself to an idea from above.

In a sense, this is what it means to be the Christ in action in the Aquarian Age. You attune to me because even though there may be other masters (and there certainly will be other masters that will be bringing forth ideas), they will come through the office that I am. Of course, if you are an ascended master student and you know you have an affinity with a particular master, you should focus on that master and not necessarily on me. This is not to say that you should exclusively focus on me but it is to say that they do come through the office that I am the leader of.

The result of the masters’ efforts

I now wish to shift gears a little bit, and I wish to look back at previous ascended master organizations that we have sponsored, as Master MORE did the other day. I wish to have you consider the question: Given that I stepped forward publicly during the 1930s and sponsored the I AM Movement and we have sponsored other organizations since then, what has been the result of these efforts? How many ascended master students have actually come to a point where they were able to express their Christhood, able to receive new ideas from the ascended masters and bring them out into some area of society? Well, it is not that I wish here to discuss numbers. What I wish to point out to you is that there certainly has not been as many as we had hoped for. I wish to have a discussion about why that is so.

What I want to point out to you is that we have, over the last couple of years, given you more insight into how we look at the issue of what we are doing in seeking to work with unascended humankind. We have talked about the difficulties we face, such as Jesus saying we are like the used car-salesmen using “bait-and-switch.” We have to appeal to people’s current level of consciousness to get them to even study the teachings. Then, when they come in, we can hopefully give them a higher teaching that will actually give them growth rather than appealing to their egos and making them feel superior to others.

What we had to do in previous ages – the problem we faced there – was that the collective consciousness was very, very dense. In order to engage our students (to even awaken them to the path, to get them to engage in the path), we had to instil in them a certain sense of enthusiasm, a certain desire to do something. Some of the students used to describe it by saying they were “on fire,” they were “fired up.” We had to do this to simply create a momentum that would allow people to break free of the collective consciousness, the mass consciousness. However, the inevitable downside of this was that many of the students became so on fire with changing the world for Saint Germain that they became very unbalanced. We have said before that many students have had a correct view of what needs to change but an incorrect or incomplete view of how this could be accomplished.

The rest of this dictation, along with an invocation based on the dictation, is found in the book: Fulfilling Your Highest Spiritual Potential.

Copyright © 2018 Kim Michaels

The will of your I AM Presence is your will

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Ascended Master Vajrasattva through Kim Michaels, June 23, 2018. This dictation was given at a conference in Kazakhstan.

I AM indeed the Buddha Vajrasattva. The poison for which I provide the antidote is non-will and non-being. Then, what is that? Well, we have given you some very profound teachings on free will. Quite frankly, we have given you teachings on free will that are beyond what has ever been released on this planet. This is not said to elevate the teaching but to give you an appreciation for the fact that there is much here for you to ponder because the only way to overcome non-will and non-being is to have a deeper understanding of free will than what most people on earth have.

Free will is both limited and free

What I wish to give you is a certain perspective on this. What we have said is that the Creator created self-aware extensions of itself as co-creators and gave them free will. Free will. Now, most people on earth, when they hear the concept or the words “free will,” they think that there are always some restrictions to your will, that there are restrictions to the options you have, the options you could potentially choose. As we have said before, that is correct in the sense that when you start out as a co-creator, you are projecting through your current sense of self onto the Ma-ter light and the Ma-ter light out-pictures that.

Your current sense of self limits your free will in the sense that your current sense of self limits what you can see, what you can envision, what you can imagine. There are limitations on free will in the sense that the choices you can see will be limited by the vision, the perspective, of your current sense of self. There are no limitations in the sense that you are free to explore whatever you can do as a co-creator in an unascended sphere.

That means you are free to raise your sense of self, to expand your sense of self, to the highest degree possible in an unascended sphere so you can ascend. Then, of course, you can continue to exercise your will in the ascended realm. Actually, your will becomes more free, although free in a different way than what you can currently envision when you are in embodiment.

You also have the option, with your free will, to go the other way and restrict your sense of self, even going into duality and creating a separate self and then exploring the full range of what you can possibly envision and do through that separate self. Now, there are those who will say: “But I don’t have complete freedom to do whatever I want to do through a separate self because of karma, or because of other restrictions, or other people, or the way the Ma-ter light works. In other words, my previous choices limit my current choices and that is not truly free will.”

Well, as we have said before, the simple reality is that if you make a choice and the choice has no consequence, you have not actually made a choice. When you make a choice to project through your current sense of self, if the Ma-ter light did not send anything back to you, did not outpicture what you are projecting onto it, you would in effect not have made a choice. As we have also said, what you currently experience in the matter world is the result of what you have projected through your current sense of self.

You have the option to expand that sense of self. Not only what you get back in the physical circumstances will change (at least gradually), but your experience of those physical changes will change immediately when you change your sense of self. Even though you experience consequences of your choices, you still have the free will to transcend your sense of self or to limit your sense of self, to transcend or descend.

The definition of non-will

However, there is a special case that I would like to explain to you. Let me, as an example, begin with the fallen beings. You have in the fourth sphere certain fallen beings who use their co-creative abilities, including the light they receive from their I AM Presences, to start creating not in a creative way but in a controlling manner. They manage to create for themselves certain planets where they can create these sophisticated civilizations with a very controlled environment and culture. It is a very hierarchical structure where one, two or maybe a few fallen beings have absolute power over the potentially billions of people embodying on that planet.

What happens to these beings is that they begin to think that they can do anything they want and escape the consequences because the people are, so to speak, following them and in many cases they bear the burden of the consequences of the leaders. The leaders can sit in an ivory tower, like you saw the kings and the emperors of old, and the people do all the work and they absorb all the problems. The leaders can build the illusion that free will means that you can do anything you want and escape the consequences.

Now, this can lead to a special state of mind where these beings become centered on themselves. Even though they have not yet fallen, they still become so centered on themselves that they now adopt an attitude, a belief that: “If I have truly free will, if I – as only me, as a separate being – if I have truly free will, then the entire universe should bend to my will.” This is the ultimate, we might say, outplaying of free will. It is also the ultimate illusion of free will and it is, in fact, a denial of the freedom of will and therefore it is the definition of non-will.

These beings in the fourth sphere had the illusion, based on their experience on their own planet, that because the planet to a large degree conformed to their will, then the entire universe should do the same. They did not realize, of course, that the rest of their sphere was ascending and was reaching the ascension point. They did not realize their illusion until they were confronted with the illusion by the ascended masters. Suddenly, they had this awakening and they decided that if the entire universe would not respond to their will as an individual being, then they do not truly have free will. Therefore, the Creator has lied to them, it is a scam, they have not really received free will.

The illusion of non-will

Now, you can see, of course, that this illusion can only arise in a being who is completely focused on itself, has no respect, no kinship, no sense of oneness, no compassion for all other beings. They are essentially acting as if, here is a planet with billions of people and all of those billions of people should submit themselves to the will of one individual.

Beyond that, they also say that all of the billions of other planets in their sphere, with countless billions of other beings, they should also conform to their will. More than that, the ascended realm that has ascended and become permanent should conform to the will of this one individual. The Creator should conform to the will of that one individual. We can say, of course, that this is the extreme outplaying of free will. You can put yourself in such a state of separation, such a state of being focused on yourself, that you believe the entire universe, the entire spiritual realm and the Creator, should conform to your will.

This, of course, means you essentially believe that all other beings, including ascended masters and the Creator, should suspend their free will in order to give you the illusion that your will is completely free. This is, of course, a complete misunderstanding that is only possible when you are in that state of separation based on duality.

When these beings are confronted with the ascended masters, some of them actually realize this is an illusion. Some of them come to see this and they are therefore given help and they can ascend with the rest of their sphere. Those who will not see this illusion, but deny this illusion, they fall and now they are in an entirely different situation.

Before, they still received light from their I AM Presences. They were qualifying that light with duality and they were using it, not only to build that sense of being a separate individual that is more important than all others, but also to build whatever ability they had to control other beings and to even control matter. Now, they take embodiment in the next sphere that is created. It is denser than the previous one. Suddenly, the abilities they had for controlling matter are not quite as strong as what they had before.

At the same time they do not have the light from their I AM Presences so they cannot override the density of matter as they could in their first sphere. They now experience that they cannot maintain the sense that: “I am the only one that matters and the universe should conform to my choices.” The reason they cannot maintain this is that they experience that they cannot quite gain the same power in the sphere they fall into as in the one that was their first sphere.

The rest of this dictation, along with an invocation based on the dictation, is found in the book: Fulfilling Your Highest Spiritual Potential.

Copyright © 2018 Kim Michaels

Overcoming envy by accomplishing all things

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Ascended Master Amogasiddhi through Kim Michaels, June 23, 2018. This dictation was given at a conference in Kazakhstan.

I AM the Buddha Amogasiddhi. The poison for which I am the antidote is envy. What is envy? Where does it come from? It originated, as the other poisons, with the fallen beings who after they fell experienced something they had not experienced before. Before they fell, they had in many cases a high attainment on co-creation, or at least on controlling the matter realm as it was in the sphere in which they fell, be it the fourth, fifth or the sixth. Some of these fallen beings had gone into using their co-creative abilities in a controlling manner, seeking to maintain something and maintain a certain state, instead of being willing to give up a limited state in order to co-create that which is more.

How envy originated

This is, as we have said before, the basic principle of co-creation. You create through your current sense of self. You experience the physical out-picturing of it. Then, you refine your sense of self, raise your sense of self, and co-create something more based on the new self. This process requires you to let the former self die. If you are not willing to do that, then you go into seeking to maintain either the former self or the state you have attained in the physical realm. As long as you have not fallen, you are still receiving light from your I AM Presence and you can actually use that light to seek to create that state of control.

Some of the primary fallen beings had built this sense that they were the highest, the most advanced, the most sophisticated, the most powerful beings in the little enclave they had created for themselves. They often had many followers who affirmed and validated that they were the superior ones, they were the leaders, the most powerful beings. They had that sense of identity of being the superior beings and as such they had no need for envy, for they were, as they saw it, the highest. This, of course, only took place on what you in your sphere would call planets. There were a limited number of planets where the fallen beings had been allowed to create their “sophisticated” civilizations.

It was not until the sphere was ready to ascend that the fallen beings were confronted with the ascended masters. It was not until then that they realized that their creation, their co-creation, had not been as high as they thought it was. The fallen beings, then, fall into the next sphere that is created. Now, they gradually realize, by interacting with both the new beings that were created in that sphere and certain other beings that they encountered (which are the equivalent of what we have called avatars here), that they had been cut off from their I AM Presences. Actually, the fallen beings did not realize this but they experienced that there were other beings who had more spiritual light, more co-creative energy than they themselves had.

In a sense, you could say that a fallen being is no longer a co-creator because they cannot co-create with the I AM Presence, as they are not receiving any creative energy from their I AM Presence with which to co-create. They can only de-create by taking light that is already brought into the realm, the sphere, where they exist. They cannot bring forth something new so they seek to, again, create some empire where they can set themselves up as being in control.

Those who fell with them as their followers once again validated them as their leaders and so they were able to build something like this. Every once in a while there was sent into these planets, into these empires, those who had spiritual light and who could therefore demonstrate to the fallen beings that they had something that these seemingly very powerful,

sophisticated fallen beings did not have. That was the origin of envy. The fallen beings saw the light in others, in those who were still co-creators, and they envied that light. They realized at some level that they could not have it as long as they were in the fallen consciousness. They were not willing to give up the fallen consciousness so they could not have it.

Hatred of the light

This is what led them to actually hate the light, hate the avatars, hate those who had the co-creative abilities. Anger is an extreme feeling but hatred is more extreme. Anger makes you want to punish others and hatred makes you want to destroy them. The fallen beings developed this desire to destroy but it is very much tied to their envy because they think (or they experience, you might say) that they cannot have what co-creators and avatars have. They could, of course, have it if they were willing to give up the fallen self and engage in the process of gradually transcending their selves, rising to a higher level of consciousness where they could again receive light from their I AM Presences. If they are not willing to do that, then from their perspective they experience that they cannot have it.

As soon as the fallen beings came to a planet, such as when they came to earth, they introduced the duality consciousness. They created the value judgment between those who are right, those who are wrong, those who are higher, those who are lower, those who are most powerful, most sophisticated and those who are not. Now, you have an active force of the fallen beings who were not necessarily wanting to destroy the original inhabitants of the earth (because they actually wanted to control them), but they also wanted to have the original inhabitants of the earth feel envy of the fallen beings because of their power and a certain mastery they had of the matter realm.

They, of course, attempted to take the poison that they had brought with them and export it, so to speak, to all people on earth, putting everyone in this comparative frame of mind. Naturally, you can only have envy when you are in the duality consciousness and have the value judgment that makes you compare everything to this scale with two extremes where one is better than another. The entire idea that something is better than something else springs from the duality consciousness and the poison of envy.

Overcoming envy

The antidote that I embody to the poison of envy is or has been called the All-Accomplishing Wisdom. Naturally, from a certain perspective, from a certain level of consciousness, it will look like this: “I experience that there are other people on earth who have something I don’t have. I want to have it. So if I get the All-Accomplishing Wisdom of Amogasiddhi, I should be able to get anything I want on earth and then I wouldn’t have to feel envy toward anyone because no one would have more than me.”

This is how people have reasoned many times since these teachings were given, and it is not exactly what the All-Accomplishing Wisdom is about. I wish to give you some thoughts on this. When you feel, as a person embodied on earth, envy, are you feeling the envy or is it a separate self? Based on our teachings, you, of course, know it is a separate self that feels this way. What have we told you about these separate selves? They project that there is a problem that needs to be solved. There is a condition that needs to be fulfilled and then you will feel something.

In other words, you are feeling envy but if you get what it is you envy, then you will no longer feel envy. Such is the reasoning of these selves. These selves will say: “Apply to Amogasiddhi, get the All-Accomplishing Wisdom so we can get the condition we want and then you will no longer feel envy. You will no longer feel envy when I, the separate self, get what I want.”

The All-Accomplishing Wisdom, of course, allows you, as a Conscious You, to step outside of this self and see that what the self wants is another example of an impossible goal, an impossible desire. Even if you got what the self projects that you should have, you would not overcome the poison of envy because the poison is the poison.

The belief that you envy something and that you need to have something is just the illusion behind which the poison is hiding. This is a distinction that the self cannot make. It can only be as a computer, programmed to pursue a certain goal. You envy power, the self will project you need to get power. You will never be at peace until you have that power. The envy of those who have power is a poison, my beloved, it is a condition. To give you a visual analogy, let us say that in your house, your basement fills up with water but you do not realize that your basement is full of water. There is a person living in your house who is the only one who goes to the basement and he knows that the basement is full of water but he does not want you to know. He projects instead into your mind or tells you that your house needs a new roof and when you get the new roof, you will feel better.

We are assuming here that even though you do not consciously know your house is filled with water, you feel – suddenly – an unease about being in your house. This person projects that the cause of your unease is that your neighbor has got a beautiful new roof. You need to get an even better roof, then you will feel at ease again. But the cause of you feeling a lack of peace is that your basement is full of water. No matter how fancy a roof you put on your house, is it going to get the water out of the basement? It is not because the poison is still there and it is simply a self that is projecting the illusion that you need to get what the self envies.

If you have an envy of those who have a certain position or recognition in society, the self projects that you need to get that recognition, then you will be at peace. It is not the lack of recognition that makes you feel non-peace, it is the spiritual poison of envy that makes you feel this way. That is why getting the recognition will not remove the envy. Only removing the poison will remove the unease.

How do you remove the poison? Part of it is, of course, to come to see and understand what the poison is. You understand that there is a separate self that is using this poison to project that you should do something, and then you separate yourself from the self and let it go. Another part of it is to bring the antidote into your being that can consume, dispel, dissolve the poison. That is why we offer you our service, all of us, where you can tune in to our beings, open your mind, open your four lower bodies to an influx of the antidote that will then consume the poison. Everything revolves around free will. That is why you need to see certain things, come to certain realizations, which we will also help you reach and which you can reach by using the teachings that other masters have brought forth about the primal self, the separate self and so on.

The rest of this dictation, along with an invocation based on the dictation, is found in the book: Fulfilling Your Highest Spiritual Potential.

Copyright © 2018 Kim Michaels

Discernment shows you when enough is enough

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Ascended Master Amitabha through Kim Michaels, June 23, 2018. This dictation was given at a conference in Kazakhstan.

I AM the Buddha Amitabha. The poison for which I am the antidote has been called envy, greed and lust. These are, of course, somewhat symbols for a complex phenomenon. What is greed? What is lust? Most people look at it as the physical lust, or the lusts of the physical body, or the greed for money but it is actually much more. It is really the sense that you cannot get enough of something and this will present somewhat of a paradox.

A poison becomes a treadmill

If you take the teachings we have given you, we have said that all self-aware beings have been given free will by their Creator. They have the right to create or to have any experience they want and continue to have it for as long as they want it until they have had enough of it. How can we say that it is a spiritual poison that you want more and more of something? Is it not actually okay to be greedy and want more and more money, if this is the experience you have? Is it not okay to lust for sex or food or whatever pleasures you can have with the physical body if this is the experience you want? You should just indulge in it, have as much as possible of what you want so that you can more quickly come to the point where you have had enough.

There are certain eastern schools of philosophy that say that there are two ways to enlightenment. One is to go the path of the sage where you withdraw from worldly pleasures, another path is to indulge in it until you have had enough. All of these things are valid concerns. However, the point of a poison (and the reason we call it a poison) is that it traps you. It traps you on this merry-go-round, this treadmill, where you are going round and round and you may be going faster and faster but you are not really getting anywhere. The thing is, if you could take a person who is indulging himself in the pleasures of the physical body, then if he was not affected by the poison of greed and lust, he may indeed come to the point within a few lifetimes where he has had enough of those pleasures and he could give them up.

The point is that over time, both on earth and even by the fallen beings, the poison has been created. When people take that poison into their beings, they cannot have enough. They cannot have the feeling of being full because what the poison of greed and envy does is, it blocks out the feeling of being full, of having had enough.

This, of course, ties in with the teaching we have given you on the selves that you have created. You can create a self that feels that it is inadequate on earth. As an avatar you often create such a self that feels inadequate on earth because of the birth trauma. You feel there is a certain lack, there is a certain emptiness, there is a certain deficit in your being. This self is basically programmed to seek to fill that void and it creates other selves that then say: “If you have enough money, you will fill the void.” “If you have enough sex, you will fill the void.” “If you have enough recognition, you will fill the void.” “If you accomplish enough works, you will fill the void.” “If you help change enough people, you will fill the void.” “If you change this or that condition on earth, you will fill the void.”

For an avatar, this is how it plays out: You came to earth to bring a positive change. You experience the trauma. It gives you the sense of void, of emptiness. You create selves that project at you that if you just have enough of this or that condition, you will feel full.

Of course, this ties into this collective momentum that started with the fallen beings in the fourth sphere when they first fell, and which has been built on to ever since. When you are affected by this poison, you cannot ever feel full. Well, you can feel somewhat full in brief moments when you have one of these very extreme experiences. Like my brother said, you have a sportsman who sets the world record and wins the Olympic medal and he feels a high for a brief period of time, but then it suddenly is not enough. He either needs more or he goes into the depression that is the follow-up to the high, the opposite polarity of the high. What goes up, must come down. That is why what is actually a legitimate desire to have a certain type of experience, becomes perverted by the poison into a never-ending quest for more and more that can never be enough, that can never fill you.

The Discerning Wisdom

There are many people on earth who are trapped in some of these desires (that avatars usually do not have) for physical pleasures, for indulging in various things on earth. This is not your concern as an avatar. These people will gradually be pulled up as the collective consciousness is raised and some of them will be able to overcome this and move on with it. As the collective consciousness is raised, people will actually be able to tune in to the Discriminating Wisdom and begin to ask themselves whether they could ever have enough. How much beer do you need to drink? How many handbags do you need to have in your closet and so forth and so on. You see, in fact, in the western world, where you have had the consumer culture now for decades, there are people who are beginning to ask these kind of questions and, of course, have been doing so for some time.

What I wish to give you as an avatar is to offer you my assistance with the wisdom that is my antidote to the poison. It is the Discriminating Wisdom or the Discerning Wisdom. There is a difference between value judgment and discrimination or discernment. Discrimination is used in the higher sense of the word, not in the commonly used word where you are discriminating against somebody based on their race, for example. That is why I prefer the word discernment, the Discerning Wisdom.

When you tune in to that Discerning Wisdom, then you can begin to ask yourself some of these questions. You can begin to identify that you have, for example, in your being a desire to see a certain change happen on earth. You desire to see people awaken and not indulge in a certain activity that causes them suffering. When you then tune in to the discerning wisdom, you can begin to draw on the teachings we have given on free will and ask yourself whether it is reasonable of you to have this desire to bring about a change, or to see brought about a change, that depends on the choices of other people.

You can use the teachings to tune in and experience the reality that you cannot, as an avatar, allow yourself to have a self that projects at you that your state of mind, your peace of mind, depends on the choices of other people. You can come to see that you may have a certain self that projects at you that you should help bring about a certain change and that you cannot feel full until people are no longer suffering from a certain disease, for example, or they are no longer being killed in war. This would in both cases essentially mean that you could not possibly feel full for the rest of this lifetime. It may not happen that war is eradicated or a certain disease is eradicated for the remainder of your lifetime, depending on how old you are at the present moment.

This would, then, mean that for the rest of this lifetime, you would have to live with this void. You can then come to realize that you do not want to do this. Then, again, you can draw from the teachings that what gives you the sense that this needs to be accomplished is a separate self. You can identify it, you can separate yourself from it and you can let it die.

You can also use the Discerning Wisdom to tune in, to meditate upon this wisdom. You may visualize it as a very thin, very sharp blade of a very hard material. Or you can visualize it as a laser light that will cut through the density of the duality consciousness and thereby separate the real from the unreal, allowing you to see what is an impossible desire, a desire that cannot be fulfilled.

The rest of this dictation, along with an invocation based on the dictation, is found in the book: Fulfilling Your Highest Spiritual Potential.

Copyright © 2018 Kim Michaels

Equality vanishes superiority and inferiority

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Ascended Master Ratnasambhava through Kim Michaels, June 23, 2018. This dictation was given at a conference in Kazakhstan.

I AM Ratnasambhava. The poison for which I am the antidote is pride. What is pride? Well, naturally there are degrees of pride, there are variations of pride. It needs to be stated that there is pride even on a natural planet. It is simply because, when you start out as a co-creator, you have a very small (as we have said, a point-like) sense of self, which you are meant to gradually expand by experimenting. You are co-creating based on the self you have, experiencing the results, then expanding that self, co-creating something more and you keep doing this.

Natural and unnatural pride

It is both natural and inevitable that as you have done this for a long time, you experience that you have a certain mastery, a certain accomplishment. You have reached a certain ability to envision something and to manifest it, not only a thing but even life circumstances. It is almost inevitable (and, in fact, there is no blame here) that when you grow in your awareness to create, you develop a certain sense that you have accomplished something. You have reached a certain level of maturity, a certain level of advancement and sophistication. Naturally, you can look back at the sense of self you had earlier and you can see how much you have expanded it, how much you have grown, how much you have a sense that you can actually manifest something.

You can take the teachings of Jesus: “I can of my own self do nothing.” On a natural planet you are directly experiencing that you are not manifesting something as a separate self, you are part of the whole, your energy comes from your I AM Presence. You know it is not entirely by your own accomplishments that you are manifesting it but still, you develop this sense that you, as the self you see yourself as, have an ability to manifest. It is, of course, perfectly true—you do. You have expanded your sense of self and you can manifest something that you could not manifest in the beginning.

There is what we might call a natural pride of feeling good about your accomplishments and your abilities. Is it technically a spiritual poison? Well, certainly not the way we use the word on an unnatural planet because you do not see yourself as a separate being. You are not in duality and therefore you are not having the kind of pride that you see on earth.

It needs to be understood that those of you who came to earth as avatars, you did come with a certain sense of having accomplishment, having the ability to manifest something—even though, when you come into embodiment, you might lose the conscious awareness of this. You need to recognize here that you carry something with you from your time on a natural planet.

Avatars taking embodiment on earth

We have told you that when you descend into embodiment on earth, even as an avatar, regardless of your accomplishment, you must descend to the 48th level of consciousness, taking on all of the illusions down to that level. This means that at the conscious level, you are at the 48th level of consciousness.

What do you do on a natural planet? Well, you also build something there that is the equivalent of what we have called your four lower bodies on earth. You build a sense of identity, you build a certain understanding of how the co-creative process works and you build certain feelings. Those you can, at least to some degree, take with you and they are used to form your identity, mental and emotional bodies. In other words, when you come as an avatar to earth, you are not starting from nothing when you create the four lower bodies that you use to take embodiment here. You carry something with you from a natural planet. This means that even though, at the conscious level, you are at the 48th level of consciousness (and therefore you do not consciously remember coming from a natural planet), you still have certain sensations, certain memories. You even have certain abilities because it is, of course, much easier for you to begin to master the co-creative process on earth than it would be for an entirely new lifestream that was just created at that level.

When you come to earth, you experience that you are more sophisticated, you are more accomplished, you have greater abilities than most of the people who embody on earth. Now, where this can become tricky for an avatar is, of course, when you receive the birth trauma. What happens in that process is that the fallen beings attempt to put you down and tell you that you have no right to be on earth, and you should never have come here and so forth and so on. You now create the primal self, and therefore you do not see the dilemma that the fallen beings put you in. This causes you to create other selves that have this sensation that now you need to validate yourself on earth. You need to justify yourself, you need to explain yourself. You need to prove yourself that you are worthy, that you have a right to be on earth, that you are not a bad person and so forth.

Mutual respect with fallen beings

This can lead you to create these selves where you become very eager to attain some kind of accomplishment, some kind of special ability to do something in the physical, even to do something with the physical body. You see that many avatars have in various embodiments developed some mastery of the body. They have, in some cases, gone into martial arts and become great warriors. They have developed special abilities as artists, musicians, gymnasts or sports people or whatever you have.

When you have gone through several embodiments of seeking to justify yourself, there are two things that will happen. First of all, you will experience that in an outer sense, you can never really be satisfied with your accomplishments. You can never satisfy the fallen beings, you will never validate yourself in their eyes. Also, to most people on earth you will not validate yourself in their eyes. They might look at you admiringly because you have an ability they do not have, but it does not really satisfy you.

You are building up this certain frustration, and this means that in order to feel that you have accomplished something, you go into what they call a rat race or a treadmill. You have to run faster and faster, do more and more, accomplish more and more. In fact, you see this in many people even today where whatever they accomplish is not enough. No matter how much money they make, no matter how much accomplishment they have in some field, how much recognition they get, it is never quite enough.

For example, you see in some sports people that at a young age they go to the Olympics and they win several medals and they set world records. They feel on an absolute high because they feel ultimately validated. Then, suddenly this very merciless phenomenon of age creeps up on them and they can no longer achieve those results. Now, they go into a kind of depression because they have no validation anymore but they still feel that they need it.

Many avatars have gone through this from lifetime to lifetime, spending great effort to build up some kind of ability in that lifetime, only to then lose it again and ending the lifetime feeling on a low and feeling very insecure about themselves. This is what can cause some lifestreams to gradually develop a more permanent self that they create, that they carry over from lifetime to lifetime, and this is what gives them the sense of superiority. They now use the duality consciousness, which of course always implies or carries within it a value judgment. They are sort of tricked by the fallen beings into applying the duality consciousness to create a self that has this great sense of pride that they are somehow special, they are more advanced than other people and therefore they are entitled to a certain position, to certain privileges, to this and that.

What I am basically saying to you is that some avatars, because of this, become tricked into basically acting like the fallen beings. You can look back at the middle ages and some of the kings and the noble people who felt they were entitled to special privileges. Some of them were fallen beings and some of them were avatars. They often mixed together, as is described in the book My Lives, because you will often see that, in fact, fallen beings because of their long history also have a greater ability to manifest certain physical results. There is that sense of almost mutual respect that can develop between avatars and fallen beings because each of them realizes that the other has certain accomplishments.

The rest of this dictation, along with an invocation based on the dictation, is found in the book: Fulfilling Your Highest Spiritual Potential.

Copyright © 2018 Kim Michaels

The hidden anger of spiritual people

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Ascended Master Akshobya through Kim Michaels, June 23, 2018. This dictation was given at a conference in Kazakhstan.

I AM the Dhyani Buddha Akshobya. I AM the Ascended Master Akshobya but I am, of course, more than any name. The poison for which I have chosen to hold the balance for the earth is anger and hatred. What is anger? Well, words are limited for describing a feeling because feelings are often complex, they are more than just words.

Painting yourself into a corner

Let us focus on two types of beings. We have the fallen beings, we have avatars. The fallen beings have a deep anger against God, against other fallen beings, against human beings, against avatars, against Christed beings, against Buddhic beings. They basically have an anger against everything but themselves. Well, in reality their anger is an anger against themselves but they do not see this.

Now, if you take what was said earlier, you will see that ignorance creates a screen and you cannot see what is behind it. When an avatar comes to earth and begins to doubt, or receives the shock that your original purpose for coming here cannot be fulfilled, then you create that primal self that hides the shock of having to rethink your approach.

In the same way, in that first sphere where a being fell, the fallen being had built up this great sense of self for doing something good. When confronted by the ascended masters with the reality that it was not actually good, it was only self-centered, then that fallen being also experienced a shock and it created a self that has been hiding that shock ever since. The fallen being has been able to avoid rethinking its approach and coming to the point of looking at: “Oh, is there something in my attitude, my approach, my beliefs, my way of looking at things, my perception that was not the highest possible? Is it my perception that I have to change?”

You could say that with an avatar, you come to earth, you receive that shock of realizing that your reason for coming to earth cannot be fulfilled. You create that primal self to avoid having to deal with the question: “Was there something in my reason, in my attitude, in my perception of earth that needs to change?” You have created the self to avoid having to look at a deeper issue. Yet what happens as you continue embodying (whether it is as a fallen being in a higher sphere or as an avatar on earth) is that as you experience life, you experience that there are certain problems that you seemingly cannot solve.

The reason you cannot solve the problems is that you will not look at that original issue that is hidden by your primal self. By the very fact of creating this primal self, you are putting yourself in a limited perception and therefore there are certain problems that you cannot solve. As you continue to embody, you create more and more selves as an offspring of the primal self, and the selves create more and more limitations. For each time you create a self, you create a limitation. For each limitation, there is a problem you cannot solve until you resolve the self.

You could say that each self limits your perception. With a limited perception, there is a problem you cannot solve but what do you do? You cannot solve the problem but you have to react to the problem. How do you deal with that? You create another self based on another limitation and that creates another problem you cannot solve.

The build-up of anger

Gradually, things become more and more intense and that is why, as Master MORE said, that even spiritual students can build up this increasing frustration. You are experiencing that you are in an unpleasant situation. You feel limited, you feel boxed in. You are experiencing that you are boxed in by conditions that you have no power to change. You are limited by problems that you cannot solve—that is how it seems to you. The reason it seems that way is that you are looking at the problems through a certain self but you do not see this. Therefore, you are seeing that there is a problem that you cannot solve. Just as we have said before, it becomes personal to you because you are feeling boxed in and you are feeling you have no place to go. That is how anger builds up.

Anger builds because there are more and more problems you cannot solve. For every time you have to react to a problem, you create another self and that creates another problem and it seems like it will never end. It is the story of the monster in the cave where, when you cut off its head, seven more heads would grow out. This is what builds anger. It is a frustration, a build-up of energy, of tension that becomes more and more intense and that gives you that anger. That is when you, then, come to this point where it becomes so strong that you cannot help but express that anger. Of course, you do not express it towards yourself, you express it towards other people.

Now, here is where you can benefit from recognizing a difference between fallen beings and avatars. Fallen beings have had a much longer time to build up frustration and so their anger is stronger. Their anger has actually become so intense that it crosses the line and becomes hatred. The difference is subtle and not so important. Hatred is, of course, much more intense and much more directed against specific outer conditions that you identify as being the cause, the main cause of the problem. For many fallen beings it is God that they hate because they think God is the cause of their problems. What you have is that many fallen beings have this intense anger against God but since they cannot do anything to punish God (which is what they want), they then take out their anger against other people and seek to punish them. That is why, when you as an avatar came to earth, they saw you as a threat and they attempted to punish you.

Avatars are angry at themselves

What is it you are really doing with anger? Well, it comes from the frustration that you do not have power to solve a problem. The mechanism that comes in is that if you experience that you can take out your anger on another person (and make that person feel as bad as you feel about themselves, make that person feel as bad about themselves as you feel about yourself), somehow that gives you a sense of having some kind of power. You do not have power to solve the problem that made you angry but you have power to make another person feel bad. It gives you a momentary relief where you feel that, after all, you have some power.

That is why you see some people (you see it even in spiritual movements, as Master MORE talked about) who can express what they think is blue-raying another person in order to awaken that person, but it is in reality their own anger they are expressing. If you really go deep into the psychology, you will see that because the fallen beings have had such a long time to create more and more selves, they hate other people, God the Ma-ter light, whatever.

For many avatars their hatred or their anger is directed towards themselves. They feel a certain frustration, and in many cases, in your mind, it can be a frustration with certain conditions on earth. Many times, for example, you feel that it is certain conditions on earth that are limiting you and making you feel bad about yourself. In reality, if you go deeper, it goes back to that shock you received of realizing that your original goal for which you came to earth cannot be fulfilled. Therefore, you feel anger against yourself for making the choice to come here: “How could I be so stupid to choose to come to this planet?” Many of you will see that you have created both the primal self and other selves to hide that. Now, that we have given you these teachings, some of you have come to actually be willing to identify that in yourself and it is very important that you do this.

The rest of this dictation, along with an invocation based on the dictation, is found in the book: Fulfilling Your Highest Spiritual Potential.

Copyright © 2018 Kim Michaels

The dilemma of being on earth

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Ascended Master Vairochana through Kim Michaels, June 23, 2018. This dictation was given at a conference in Kazakhstan.

I AM indeed the Dhyani Buddha known as Vairochana. I AM, of course, also, from your perspective, the Ascended Master Vairochana. I come to give you some perspective on how you can move closer to being the Buddha in action on a planet as dense as earth. For this purpose we of the Dhyani Buddhas have previously given the concept that what prevents you from being the Buddha in action is that there are certain spiritual poisons. The antidote to those poisons is the particular flames of wisdom that we represent. Of course, this is in no way incompatible with the teaching you have now been given on the primal self and the many other separate selves that spring from that. Certainly, you could say that any self is based on one, or perhaps even more than one, of these spiritual poisons.

Ignorance of who you are

Some of you will know that the poison that I am the antidote for is ignorance and that my antidote, my wisdom, is the All-Pervading Wisdom. What is ignorance? Well, it has, of course, myriad forms and shapes and we can express it in many ways in words. One way to describe it is, certainly, to say that it is the ignorance of self, the ignorance of who you are.

This, of course, presents somewhat of a paradox. We have given you these teachings about the Conscious You descending into the four levels of this unascended sphere. This is a very profound teaching. Some of you have studied it to the point where you feel you understand it intellectually and you almost take it for granted. You are not quite aware of how profound this teaching is, in fact, how revolutionary it is compared to most of the teachings that have been available on this planet throughout history.

It is almost as if you can use a spiritual teaching to create a new form of ignorance where, in your outer mind, you feel you know the teaching. Therefore, you do not look for a deeper understanding or rather a deeper experience. It is as if for you, the Conscious You has become just another concept.

When you truly look at the teaching on the Conscious You, if you truly grasp it, when you experience the reality of it, you realize, you experience that the Conscious You is just a concept but it is more than a concept. You cannot fully internalize the teaching while looking at the Conscious You through the outer mind, especially the intellectual, analytical mind. You can only appreciate the teaching when you experience yourself as a formless being. When you have that experience, then you appreciate, you have fully internalized and made use of the teaching. As long as you are sitting there in your mind, having formulated a concept of the Conscious You and you see it from a distance, you have not made use of the teaching.

We could say that with any teaching that has ever been given throughout history, including the teachings given by Gautama 2,500 years ago, if you use it to create a concept that actually validates your sense of distance, then you have misused the teaching—at least, if you do not strive for more.

From teaching to experience

What would be the byword, the motto, the catchphrase of a true spiritual student? Well, first of all, you need to know that it is not enough to understand the teaching, you need to experience the reality behind the teaching. A teaching that is expressed in words is, of course, in a certain way only a way-shower, a symbol that points the way to an experience that is beyond words. Only when you have the experience, have you made full use of the teaching. This is perhaps the greatest problem of ignorance among spiritual students. They think the outer teaching, and understanding it with the outer mind, is enough. They do not go beyond to the experience. The first byword is: “Go beyond the teaching to the experience.” The real catchphrase that you might adopt as a spiritual student is this: “There is always more to experience.” There is always more to experience!

I AM the Dhyani Buddha that has the antidote—in fact, I am the antidote to the poison of ignorance. If you tune in to me, experience my Presence, you can overcome all ignorance. Theoretically, you could tune in to me, come into oneness with me, and in a split second, all your ignorance could be burned away by my Presence. We do not advocate this because you are here to have an experience, a variety of experiences.

We have given the teaching that when you first descend to earth, you go through the immersion phase of immersing yourself in this realm. Then, you go through the awakening phase and the experience that you are here to have is of gradually descending, gradually immersing and then gradually awakening. You are not here to have the experience of awakening in a split second. You are here to have the experience of gradually awakening, awakening in increments by rising up to the 144th level of consciousness.

We might say that the awakening phase starts at the 48th level and then you gradually awaken until you are at the 144th level. It is not that you have fully awakened at the 144th level but you have reached the highest level of awakeness possible on earth. Then, you can ascend from earth and go into a new spiral of awakening to higher and higher levels of awareness as an ascended master. We of the ascended masters are constantly growing in consciousness. Even at our level of the Dhyani Buddhas, there is growth. That is why I say, if you want to take an important step towards overcoming ignorance, then fixate in your mind that whatever experience you are having right now, there is always more to experience.

Defining ignorance

What is ignorance? On a natural planet is there ignorance? Well, yes, there is ignorance in the sense that as you start as a new being on a natural planet, you start with a point-like sense of awareness. You are gradually expanding that sense of awareness. You could say that even in the ascended realm there is ignorance, in the sense that I have the self-awareness at the level of a Dhyani Buddha but I am not the Creator. I am not at the level of self-awareness of a Creator so I am ignorant of what you experience from the level of self-awareness of a Creator. Yet you need to understand that in the ascended realm, and even on a natural planet, there are not the kind of barriers to knowledge that you have on earth.

In the ascended realm there are really no barriers to knowledge. You can go anywhere you want to go. That is why, when Mark Prophet ascended as the Ascended Master Lanello, his first exclamation was: “I am everywhere in the consciousness of God.” He realized that now that he was no longer in embodiment on a dense planet, he could go everywhere in the consciousness of God. There are no barriers to where you can go. Of course, there is, again, the process in the ascended realm of gradually raising your self-awareness. No one can switch from even an ascended master level to the Creator level in one step.

On a natural planet you also have a greater access to knowledge, to experience, to information. You can go and explore anything at that level of awareness of a natural planet. On earth, however, which has become an unnatural planet, there are many barriers to what you can know even what you can experience. We might say that if you look behind me there is a big screen. How do you create ignorance on earth? Well, we have said that as you descend to the 48th level of consciousness, you take on an illusion for each level of consciousness you descend, starting with the illusion corresponding to the 144th level, the 143rd and so on. For each of these illusions, it is as if you put up a screen like the one behind me.

What does this screen do? When you are standing on this side of the screen, you cannot see what is behind it. This is, in a sense, the entire function of a dense-matter planet. It allows you to have a sense of self where there are certain things you cannot see. What is the purpose of this? The purpose is to allow you to explore the full range of what is possible with self-awareness and free will.

Free will gives you the right to have any experience you want. How do you have an experience? By creating a self and experiencing the world, life and yourself through that self. On a natural planet there are certain types of selves you cannot create, for you have a higher awareness on a natural planet. You cannot believe, for example, that you are a completely separate being surrounded by other separate beings.

You cannot believe that if you harm another separate being, it will not affect yourself. On a natural planet you experience that you are part of a whole and that whatever you do, affects the whole. Whatever anyone else does, affects you. There are certain experiences of self that you cannot have on a natural planet. It is therefore perfectly within the range of free will that you have unnatural planets where those who wish to experience a more limited sense of self can descend and take embodiment.

We can say in the most general way that ignorance is when there is a barrier to what you can see, what you can know, what you can experience. You are creating a limited self by taking on these illusions, setting up these barriers in your mind, so there are certain things you cannot see. This is how you have an immersion experience. Free will allows you to go as far as you can imagine on that path of limiting your sense of self. However, we have said so far that you will experience the consequences of your choices by the Ma-ter light outpicturing what you are projecting upon it through your sense of self. Yes, that is indeed correct but there is another side to this. It is that you will also experience yourself.

The rest of this dictation, along with an invocation based on the dictation, is found in the book: Fulfilling Your Highest Spiritual Potential.

Copyright © 2018 Kim Michaels

It is time to express your Christhood

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Ascended Master Jesus through Kim Michaels, June 22, 2018. This dictation was given at a conference in Kazakhstan.

I AM the Ascended Master Jesus, and I come to give you another installment in what I have planned for this conference concerning how to be the Living Christ in action. Now, you have received a magnificent and multifaceted teaching from Master MORE earlier today. It has, indeed, many layers, many levels and much to ponder. In fact, you might say that dictation in itself is a complete description of the spiritual path. If you could fully internalize all aspects of it, then the question is whether you needed anything more.

Being the Christ without fanaticism

Of course, as it is Master MORE who gave it to you, there is more to be given. Naturally, the teachings on the primal self are essential for being the Christ in action. Consider a Christian crusader, a group of them sitting on their horses outside some village in the Middle East. They get themselves in an agitated state of mind and then they scream as with one voice: “God wills it.” Then, they draw their swords, they ride into the village and kill men, women and children, believing they are doing this in the name of Christ and for the sake of Christ. Were they being the Christ in action? Well, of course, you know they were not. You nevertheless need to ask yourself: “How can I be the Christ in action without going into this unbalanced state of mind that is over-eager, over-zealous, bordering on the fanatical?”

Now, Master MORE talked about previous ascended master dispensations and how the students had reacted there. We have seen many ascended master students become so over-zealous, so unbalanced in their zeal to do something, that they simply went out in an unbalanced manner that was not being the Living Christ in action, even though some of these students were firmly convinced that this was expressing their Christhood.

We have, of course, already given you the essential key to avoiding this reaction. It is to overcome your primal self and the other selves that were created after it. The self that absolutely needs security, of course, can make you fanatical. Once you have built this sense of security based on some kind of outer system or belief, then you will not want that security to disappear. Therefore, you become fanatical in fighting anything that you see as a threat to the sense of security.

Indeed, you can also have another self, as we have explained, that is so concerned about not being wrong, not being proven wrong, never being wrong. Again, as the fallen ones made it seem like you were wrong in that first embodiment, this self is always wanting to do the right thing. Once it has convinced itself that it has done the right thing or is doing the right thing, then it is very, very reluctant to consider that it might not be the right thing at all.

Good people are the hardest to save

My beloved, 2,000 years ago I made the somewhat enigmatic statement that it is easier for a sinner to be saved than it is for a rich man to enter heaven. Obviously, when I said “rich” man, I did not necessarily mean a person who had money but a person who was rich in the sense that the person felt that he or she had done many good deeds. The paradoxical aspect of Christianity, other religions and even ascended master teachings is that sometimes the very, very hardest people for us to help are the ones who are absolutely convinced that they are good people and they have done a lot of good things.

Take what Master MORE said about students that became convinced that because they had been in an organization for a long time and faithfully followed all the outer practices and done everything they were told to do, they were entitled to some kind of position. You see an example of this, but you can also go to Christian churches and see those who for an entire lifetime have been convinced they have been doing Christian charity, doing what Christ told us to do by loving our neighbor, being good to all people, being engaged in some form of charity. There are many Christian ministers, and many people who are not ministers but who have been engaged in Christian forms of charity, who feel that because they have served and been so good and done so many good things for their entire lifetime, they are guaranteed to be saved based on the outer actions.

Of course, I made various statements that can be interpreted to unlock the understanding that this is not the case. The Kingdom of God is within you. What is within you? Your psyche. Well, if you do not resolve your psychology, overcome all of these selves, how can you enter the kingdom? You see, this, again, goes back to what Master MORE explained about the perversion of Christianity where they have to create the outer path, the dream of an automatic or guaranteed salvation. Many Christians are on this outer path because they have nothing else and they are absolutely convinced that when they are doing all these outer things, naturally they will be allowed into the kingdom at the end of this life.

This is not my primary concern here, I use it merely as an example. My primary concern is, of course, ascended master students. You need to recognize here that some of you, when you were exposed to the original birth trauma or the events that caused the trauma, the fallen beings made you feel that you had done something wrong or that you were wrong for being on earth, wrong for coming here.

Not wanting to be wrong

There was always a situation where the fallen beings made you feel that you had done something here on earth that was so wrong that you could never be redeemed. As we have said before, an aspect of the primal self is that you decide: “I never want to experience that again.” What have you now done? You have created a separate self that is created to, is programmed to, make sure that you can never again be proven really wrong.

My beloved, what have some of you then done? You have, over many lifetimes, built a momentum of supposedly doing the right thing, by always doing what is defined as right in your culture, in your religion, by being charitable, by helping others and so forth and so on. Of course, based on the outer path of Christianity, some of you actually have a momentum from past lives, believing that if you do these outer things, if you give this service, then you must qualify for your ascension.

What have we said now, time and time again? When you stand there in front of the gate, if you want to use that image (and we realize you need some image but it is only an image), you are standing in front of the gate that leads to the ascended realm and you have to make a choice to go through it. You have to make a choice and it has to be a free choice, my beloved. How can you, the Conscious You, make a free choice? Only when you do not have any of these selves that are coloring your vision. This self that is programmed to make you to never again feel wrong by doing all these good things, it stands in the way of your ascension—if you cannot let go of it. You cannot ascend if you do not let go of it, and you cannot let go of it, if you have not looked at it. You cannot, of course, look at it if you are so afraid of seeing anything wrong in your being.

You see, my beloved, we have given you these teachings that we love you unconditionally. You have our unconditional acceptance, but as long as you have the self that never wants to be proven wrong again, you cannot really accept our acceptance, our love. You will always have the fear of being wrong, the sense that certain conditions can make you wrong, even the entire idea that you could be wrong. You cannot transcend it as long as you have that self because the self cannot question the basic programming, the basic illusion, out of which it was created.

The self cannot question it. As long as you are seeing yourself through the filter of that self, you cannot question it either. You can, as the Conscious You, step outside of that and I give you this specific teaching to help the Conscious You step outside of that self and realize that there are two ways to prevent yourself from ascending. One is to be in a very negative, self-centered, selfish state of mind, always battling other people, doing whatever you want without considering the consequences. In other words you are what some of you would call a bad person. There is another way to prevent yourself from getting into heaven, and that is to be what some of you see as a good person and wanting to maintain that image to the point where you will not question that there could be something in you that is not “right,” in the sense that it will not allow you to go into the ascended state.

When you see yourself through that self, you will think that if there is something in you that is not right, then it must be wrong. Then, that must mean that you are wrong and therefore you cannot look at it. The only thing that can break this deadlock is that the Conscious You is somehow inspired, propelled to go outside of that self and see that it is just a self. It is just a self, and it is only this self that believes that by doing good things, you will automatically go to heaven. It is just a self and as all selves, it is based on an illusion. When you, the Conscious You, recognize this, then you can realize that this self is not you. You can realize that you cannot take this self with you into the ascended realm.

Why can you not take it with you? Because you did not bring it with you when you came here. No man can ascend back to heaven save he that descended from heaven. No self – no you – can ascend back to heaven except the you that descended from the I AM Presence. It is that simple. This is just another self, but I need some of you to recognize that being good and thinking you are good and have been good can also be a hindrance to your ascension. It is just another self that needs to go. As long as you are trying to do good based on such a self, you cannot be the Christ in action. You are seeking to do good in order to prevent yourself from being proven wrong. In other words, what you are doing is self-centered. It is centered around this lower self, not really your real self but the lower self. This is your motivation and it is not Christhood it is not the Christ consciousness.

The rest of this dictation, along with an invocation based on the dictation, is found in the book: Fulfilling Your Highest Spiritual Potential.

Copyright © 2018 Kim Michaels

Grasping the progressiveness of revelation

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Ascended Master MORE through Kim Michaels, June 22, 2018. This dictation was given at a conference in Kazakhstan.

I AM the Ascended Master MORE, or as I have been known in previous dispensations: El Morya, Master M, Bapu or just Morya, so I am a man of many names. I am more than a name, and therefore I try to stay ahead of the students who attach a certain idolatrous image to a particular name. I am fully aware that many students will and already have rejected anything I say today because I have changed the name from El Morya to Master MORE. This is, however, as it should be, for there are students who should reject what I am saying for they are not part of the mandala, the dispensation, for which I am saying this. Yet there are some students who can, if they are willing to open their minds, benefit from what I am saying.

Each time we sponsor an organization, and we have sponsored more than you know of (most of you), then there is a certain group of people, a certain mandala of people, for which we sponsor that organization. There are others that are not meant to be part of that organization. When we then move on to a new organization, it is fit and natural that those who were part of the mandala from the previous organization do not move on with us. Yet, there will always be in an organization some people who are not part of that mandala for which the organization was created and who, therefore, are free to move on with us when we move on.

The spiritual path then and now

Now my beloved, I would like to start by talking about the question that was asked last night about how we presented the spiritual path in the previous dispensation of the Summit Lighthouse, even going back to the I AM Movement. I will talk about the contrast between that and how we present it today with these latest teachings based on how to express Christhood but also the teachings on the primal self, the Conscious You, being a co-creator, expressing your creative potential—the teachings we have given over the last few years. As the messenger pointed out, there is no inherent contradiction but if you look at it from a certain perspective, there will be a contradiction. You understand that the previous dispensation of the Summit Lighthouse was created primarily to help a certain mandala of people pass certain initiations that for them were critical initiations.

It was critical for their personal growth that they would pass these initiations and it was critical for the planet that a certain number of people, a critical mass of people, would pass these initiations. The Summit Lighthouse attracted many more people than were part of that mandala. They benefited from the Summit Lighthouse, they added much to the organization, they added much to the momentum and actually ensured that we got more of a return from that organization than we could have gotten from the people in the mandala. There were also many spiritual people that did not come into the Summit Lighthouse, partly because we did not direct them to come into it. These are some of the topics that I wish to discuss here.

The last dispensation of the Piscean age

We begin with the fact that the Summit Lighthouse was, as Jesus has expressed previously, the last dispensation (or at least the last public dispensation) we could sponsor in the Piscean age. This does not mean, as some interpreted it to be, that it was the most important, final or absolute teaching on the Piscean age that was given. The Summit Lighthouse was created for a variety of purposes but the purpose I am discussing here, of the original mandala for which it was created, was a very specific purpose. It was to help a certain group of lifestreams pass the initiations of the Piscean age that they had not passed during the Piscean Age.

You could say it this way: When the planet moves into a new spiritual age, when the planet moved from the previous into the Piscean age, then there is a certain group of people that, from a certain perspective, we could say that they are driving the planetary growth for that 2,000-year period. In other words, they are at a level of their personal growth where they have the potential to pass the initiations of the coming age. Therefore, by taking embodiment in that age, they can drive the spiritual growth, the growth in the Christ consciousness for that age. However, for them to drive the collective consciousness, they have to pass the initiations of the age, the foundational initiations of the age.

Each age has certain foundational initiations. Two thousand years ago Jesus inaugurated the Piscean age; he set the foundation for the Piscean age. In his complete, original teachings he gave the initiations. Even in the public teachings preserved in the scriptures you can find at least a critical mass of these initiations described, sometimes between the lines and sometimes in a more direct manner.

I am not here going to say that the scriptures about Jesus’ life and words describe these initiations in their complete form, they certainly do not. But Jesus did give a certain matrix that could have been developed into the kind of movement that he envisioned, a movement that was based on the Holy Spirit, based on the Living Word being spoken. This could have driven the Piscean age, the growth in the collective consciousness.

People did not pass the Piscean initiations

As it happened, there were not enough people among that original mandala that were able to pass the initiations in the early centuries of that age. That is why it was possible for the fallen beings to step in, turn the Christian movement into the state religion of the Roman empire and from that moment on Christianity was basically damaged beyond repair. This meant that there was no public teaching available for how people could pass the initiations of the Piscean age.

This was, of course, not the original plan but as we always do, we respect free will (and I am saying “we” as the ascended masters because, obviously, during the Piscean Age I was not myself an ascended master, so I was not part of these deliberations). The ascended masters always look at how people respond to the initiations. No matter how people respond or do not respond, we always seek to come up with something that can help them come up higher.

During the Piscean Age there was a certain inspiration and sponsorship for certain organizations. These were during the time when the Catholic church was persecuting all “non-believers.” They were secret organizations: the Rosicrucians, the Freemasons have been mentioned among others. We also sponsored initiatives and organizations in other parts of the world where the Catholic influence was not so strong. I do not want you to limit your view of this to think that there were only these few organizations that we worked with. We worked, as we always do, with many individuals and groups of people who are open to our teachings at some level.

Nevertheless, what I wish to make you aware of here is that as we came closer to the end of the Piscean Age, it became clear that there was not a critical mass of that original Piscean mandala, there was not a critical mass of those lifestreams, who had passed the initiations of Pisces. It was determined (and this time I was part of the deliberations, as I had ascended) that we would start another organization for the primary purpose of helping these lifestreams master the initiations of Pisces. When you look at the Summit Lighthouse, it was primarily set up to give this particular group of lifestreams the initiations they needed at the end of the Piscean Age.

Was I myself part of the mandala at the beginning of the Piscean Age? Yes, I Was. So was Kuthumi, so was Saint Germain, so, of course, was Mother Mary. Mother Mary ascended very quickly, Saint Germain took longer. Kuthumi and I formed the rear and took a long time to ascend but nevertheless we ascended. Therefore, it was determined that I would be the main sponsor of the organization of the Summit Lighthouse.

You realize that the entire purpose (or at least the primary purpose) was to look at this specific mandala of lifestreams, those who had not passed the initiations of Pisces. This was, if you want to use a modern terminology, a form of crisis management. In other words, we were nearing the end of the Piscean Age, the sand in the hourglass was running out, these lifestreams had not passed the initiations. I am not saying that all of the lifestreams in that original mandala of Pisces had to pass the initiations during the 2,000-year period. I am saying that a critical mass had to pass them and we had not reached that critical mass at the time. As a form of crisis management, we deliberated and determined what could we do to help these lifestreams (at least a critical mass of them) get over the hump and pass the initiations of Pisces. Those deliberations were the foundational matrix for the Summit Lighthouse and basically everything that took place in that organization in some ways relates to this purpose.

The rest of this dictation, along with an invocation based on the dictation, is found in the book: Fulfilling Your Highest Spiritual Potential.

Copyright © 2018 Kim Michaels

Accepting that Christ accepts you

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Ascended Master Jesus through Kim Michaels, June 21, 2018. This dictation was given at a conference in Kazakhstan.

I AM the Ascended Master Jesus Christ. I come to give you another installment in what I have planned to give you for this conference on how to be the Living Christ in action. Now my beloved, when I originally gave the Master Keys to Personal Christhood, I was facing the situation that I talked about this morning, that we have to look at where people are at in consciousness—where the collective consciousness is at, where the spiritual people are at, what we have released before, what we can release now. I gave a course that was meant to take people (even some people who have come from a Christian background and therefore had been brought up with a traditional view of Christ and Christianity) and reach out to them and give them something that could help them come closer to Christhood.

This has helped some people who were ready for it but, of course, it was not possible to really give a course at the time that could get people (who were not ready for it) over the hump and start expressing their Christhood. The reason for this was, as I explained this morning, that until you have confronted, seen through and let die this primal self, you really cannot begin to dare to express your Christhood because you are not free to express it.

What it means to be the Christ

Now that we have this teaching, we can, of course, give you more on what it means to be the Living Christ. Basically, what it means to be the Living Christ is to be a being who is not reacting to conditions on earth, who is not caught in a spiral of reacting to what you have experienced on earth. This means you do not react to earth through the filter of your primal self that sprang from your birth trauma. Truly, as long as you have the primal self, it will (as I explained last year) color the way you approach life on earth. In a sense, we could say that as long as you have that primal self, you cannot really be free to be the Christ because the primal self is created in reaction to what you experienced on earth.

As long as you are seeking to feel safe, feel secure, seeking to compensate for something you did in the past, then everything you do will spring from this need: the need to understand and put into a context, the need to be in control, the need to feel secure, the need to compensate. You will even use a spiritual teaching to try to fulfill this need. Therefore, you cannot really be the Christ because the Christ is the mediator between Spirit and the matter realm. You cannot be the mediator between Spirit and the matter realm until you have established a stronger connection to the spiritual realm and you dare to be free to express in the matter realm what comes through that connection.

If you are not connected to the spiritual realm, you cannot be the mediator. On the other hand, if you are not free to express whatever impulse comes through that connection, you cannot be the mediator either, at least not in the full capacity. You may say: “How then, have people achieved some degree of Christhood without having the teaching on the primal self?”

Well, it is, of course, not absolutely necessary to have a teaching on the primal self in order to overcome the primal self. What have we given you as a tool for overcoming the primal self? It is based on the key ingredient on the spiritual path: self-observation.

Throughout the ages, there have been people, a few people, who have been able to use that ability of the Conscious You to step outside of its current sense of self and observe yourself, your outer self, from without. Therefore, you can begin to separate yourself from it and so you can, of course, manifest a degree of Christhood. Some of you have done this even before you have received this teaching. Nevertheless, we give you the teaching because a critical mass of people are ready for it and can use it to accelerate their growth and get to this point where, instead of just having Christhood in glimpses, you can have it on a more ongoing basis. Many of you, who have a certain spiritual attainment from past lives, you have established some inner connection. Therefore, you have been able to express Christhood in certain moments. In many cases, you have not been able to do this to the full capacity that is in your Divine plan for this lifetime.

The hidden gift of Christ

What I will give you now is a teaching about how you can go further with expressing that Christhood. Again, I am assuming, of course, that if you are serious about this, you will make use of the teachings we have given in the My Lives book and in the book Healing Your Spiritual Traumas so you can begin to overcome that primal self. Once you begin to overcome the primal self, then it can help you to understand what I will give you here.

Now my beloved, I would like you to step back from the entire overlay that has been produced by official Christianity, especially in these past 17 centuries since the formation of the Roman Catholic church. I would like you to try and step back from all this—all the modern-day interpretations of Jesus and what it means to be the Christ. Step back and look at what you know about my actual life, what actually happened. What was I seeking to accomplish? What was it I really wanted to give people? Although this is not portrayed very well in the scriptures, there is at least some hints of it. I always attempted to give people an experience that there is more than their current level of consciousness, there is a higher level of consciousness than their current level of consciousness. Now, this is a very difficult task, or at least not a task that can be done in an absolute way because, as we have given you the teaching, there are 144 levels of consciousness on earth.

During that lifetime, during my three-year ministry, I met people at all 144 levels of consciousness, or I should say at least the lower levels of consciousness because I met few people at the 144th level. I had met some of them before the last three years of my ministry but during my ministry where I was in Palestine, I did not actually meet any at the higher levels of consciousness. Nevertheless, you meet a person who is at a very low level of consciousness, you cannot give that person the same that you give a person at a higher level of consciousness. There is no point in trying to give to people below the 48th level of consciousness what you can give to people above the 48th level, as they would not be able to grasp it. You have the story that I meet a man who is thirsty and I do not attempt to give him a spiritual teaching, I give him a cup of cold water in Christ’s name. You see that I adapted my gift to where people were at in consciousness. However, what I want to tell you and teach you is that there is something that is not portrayed in the scriptures and that has not been understood by the majority of Christians or, for that matter, the majority of spiritual, New Age, mystical people. It is that whatever I could give people according to their level of consciousness, I gave them something else. Even when I gave someone a cup of cold water, there was something more conveyed from me to that person than the water itself. What was that something? Well, I will approach it in two ways.

You cannot understand Christ

Many of you, who are spiritual people, are very used to studying a teaching and seeking to understand that teaching. If you look at the spectrum of religious and spiritual people, you will see that there are many people who think (especially in this modern day where people are so affected by the logical, rational, linear thinking) that it is a matter of understanding a teaching. Grant you, you have the saying that: “The truth shall make you free” and people today interpret this to mean that the truth is an understanding. You are trapped by an illusion and once you have the understanding that dispels the illusion, you are free from the illusion. This, of course, is to a large degree correct. You can overcome illusions by coming to see that they are illusions and therefore you are free from them.

There is the old parable given in India that if you are holding something that you think is a snake, you are afraid, but when you see that it is just a rope, then the fear is gone. There is some validity to this but even though I also gave teachings and sought to give people understanding, that was not primarily what I attempted to give people. In fact, when I gave teachings, they were just a vehicle, just like the cup of cold water was a vehicle. The cup of cold water was a vehicle to give my greater gift to one person at a certain level of consciousness. The teachings were my vehicle to give to other people at another level of consciousness and so on and so forth. Whatever I gave, it was just a vehicle for giving what was the greater gift that I wanted to give. What was that greater gift? Well, here is the question to ask yourself: “Can I understand Christ with my linear, analytical mind? Can I fully understand Christ?” The answer is a very, very clear and very definitive “NO!” You cannot fully understand Christ. You can understand some aspects and some characteristics of Christ. You can understand the contrast between what is clearly antichrist and what is the higher understanding of Christ. There are things you can understand, but you cannot grasp the totality of Christ through understanding. “Wisdom is the principal thing and with all thy getting, get understanding.” This is valid at a certain level but it will not take you beyond a certain level.

The rest of this dictation, along with an invocation based on the dictation, is found in the book: Fulfilling Your Highest Spiritual Potential.

Copyright © 2018 Kim Michaels

Overcoming the control aspect of the primal self

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Ascended Master Jesus through Kim Michaels, June 21, 2018. This dictation was given at a conference in Kazakhstan.

I AM the Ascended Master Jesus, or as I sometimes say, I AM the Ascended Master Jesus Christ. Why do I sometimes say Jesus and sometimes say Jesus Christ? For no reason, my beloved, other than that is how I feel like expressing myself at that moment.

Why is it that some of you have put your attention on trying to understand why I sometimes do this and sometimes say that? It is, that as a result of the shock of encountering the fallen beings, you have created this self in the identity body that needs to feel that it has a certain grasp, a certain understanding, of the world and how it works because then you can feel safe.

How many have manifested Christhood?

My beloved, the question I want to put before you in this release is this. For now quite a number of decades, we of the ascended masters have given teachings through sponsored messengers who could receive a direct dictation from us. Even from the very beginning of this dispensation of the Living Word, we have given teachings about the fact that I was not the idol and the exception that mainstream Christianity has made me out to be. Instead, I was meant to be the example of the potential that all people have. Now, if you look back at these many decades of giving teachings, of how we have attracted over that time millions of people who have (at least at some level) studied the teachings we have given. When you look back at this, the question then arises: “How many people have been able to take the teachings we have given and manifest and express a certain level of Christhood? How many have been able to overcome the programming of denying yourself as having a Christ potential and actually begin to exercise that Christ potential?” This is the question that I wish you to contemplate and even also discuss during this conference and, of course, beyond.

It is not just a general question of why more people have not done this. Of course, as you who are here know, it is about looking at yourself. The question also is: “Why haven’t I manifested a higher degree of Christhood?” Now, my beloved, I wish to make you aware, for some of you have not quite locked in to this, that we have (actually since the beginning but especially over the last several years) attempted to actually bring about a shift in you.

Freedom from the judging mind

You see, my beloved, what the fallen beings have done for ages, but especially what they have done through mainstream Christianity, is to create the idea of sin. You are somehow imperfect and God is the angry being in the sky who judges you and either sends you to hell or takes you to heaven. They have even attempted to project that I, as the Living Christ or as the Planetary Christ, I am judging you and either raising my thumb and sending you to heaven or lowering my thumb and sending you to hell. We have attempted to help you see that this is not the case.

Over the last couple of years, especially the Lady Masters, primarily Mother Mary, have attempted to help you see that we do not judge you at all but we certainly do not judge you the way the fallen beings judge you and the way the fallen beings have managed to make you judge yourselves. I wish you to be very, very, very clear in your minds that I am not giving you this teaching and presenting you with this question because I want you to judge yourselves and feel bad because you have not manifested a higher degree of Christhood. What is the goal of the Living Christ? What is the goal of me as the Ascended Christ? What is the goal of all ascended masters? My beloved, we have only one goal. Will you please fixate in your mind that the ascended masters have only one goal. It is to set you free. Immediately, your mind says: “From what! From what do the masters want to set me free?” We want to set you free from the mind that asks this question because it is that mind that is keeping you trapped.

How to bring out teachings

Do you understand, my beloved, that we here in the ascended realm are constantly monitoring the planet? We take a very long view and for a very long time, it was limited what we could do, what we could bring out. Do you understand that if you look back at the teachings we have now given, not quite for a century but coming towards that landmark, you can ask yourself: “Why weren’t these teachings given earlier?” Well, actually they were given earlier but in a more private, often secret, setting.

There was no way to give them in a public setting. This has partly to do with the fact that the fallen beings managed to pervert Christianity and make sure that Christianity became the primary tool for actually suppressing the true teachings of Christ, namely the teachings that are meant to set you free. For centuries, in Europe and elsewhere, it was not possible to publicly give the teachings we have been giving. Of course, there is also the purely practical, pragmatic aspect of how do you distribute teachings.

You might know that in the 1930s we sponsored an organization called the I AM Movement. When you go back to that time, which those of you who have grown up in the Internet age can hardly envision, you see that the primary means of communication back then was the mail system. What did the fallen beings manage to do? They managed to actually make the United States government prevent the I AM Movement, at least for a time, from using the mail system. You see that it was really only after the advent of the Internet that there has been a much better opportunity for us to bring forth teachings and spread them out to a larger audience.

The rest of this dictation, along with an invocation based on the dictation, is found in the book: Fulfilling Your Highest Spiritual Potential.

Copyright © 2018 Kim Michaels

The selves that followed the primal self

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Ascended Master Kuan Yin through Kim Michaels, June 20, 2018. This dictation was given at a conference in Kazakhstan.

I AM the Buddha Kuan Yin, known to many people in this part of the world as the Bodhisattva of Compassion, yet I am far more than what people see me as in this part of the world. Naturally, I acknowledge and I take joy in the devotion that many people have for me and the love they pour into the beautiful chants, as you have done yourselves during this hour where you have truly accomplished a great work in terms of calming the emotional body of the earth.

The maelstrom of fear

My beloved hearts, what have the fallen beings done to the emotional body on earth? They have done many things but the primary thing I wish to bring to your attention is that they have inserted a whirlpool, a maelstrom of fear. This maelstrom is incredibly strong. If you look at people all over the world, you will see that many, many people have lived this entire lifetime having their emotional bodies being tied into, driven by and sometimes overwhelmed by this collective planetary maelstrom of fear in the emotional body of the planet or the collective consciousness.

Many, many people have lived in such fear, some of them for many lifetimes, that they have not in this lifetime been able to actually feel without having their emotional body dominated by fear. My beloved, you cannot become, you cannot be, the Christ in action if you have fear in your emotional body, certainly not if your fear is tied into this planetary maelstrom of fear. It goes without saying that you cannot be the Buddha if you have fear, but some of you have not actually realized that you cannot be the Christ if you have fear in your emotional body.

Therefore, I speak not just to you who are here but I speak to the student body worldwide. I speak to all who would call themselves ascended master students, whether they will recognize this messenger or not, and I speak to all people who are spiritual and open to the spiritual side of life and I speak into the collective consciousness: “You cannot be the Christ if your emotional body has a tie to this planetary momentum of fear.”

My beloved, why would your emotional body have a tie to this planetary momentum of fear? Well, it goes back to the teachings we have given you on the birth trauma. Some of you (not all of you but some of you), when you first took embodiment on earth, when you were exposed to a traumatic event perpetrated by the fallen beings, you were so shocked by this that there was a rift in your emotional body. This opened your emotional body to a rushing-in of these energy waves that rolled with the chaotic, disharmonious vibrations of fear.

We have, of course, given the teachings in the book about My Lives that many of you are avatars. Of course, not all of you are avatars. Some of you are the original inhabitants of the earth. You will also (after the fallen beings started embodying here) have been exposed to some kind of trauma that was so shocking to you that you could have opened your emotional body to an influx of this fear-based energy.

Keeping you tied to fear

What the fallen beings have been very clever, very aggressive, very persistent in maintaining is that you have a tie between your emotional body and this planetary momentum of fear. My beloved, fear is an emotion. Fear exists, primarily at least, in the emotional body. It is an energy, it is a vibration, it is a momentum. It is rolling, it is moving, often in chaotic and disharmonious ways. Once you are in it and you are overwhelmed by it, what can you do? Well, as some of you will know, once you are in it, it is not easy to get out of it. Because once you are truly in a vibration of fear, your emotional body is in such chaos that your mental body cannot fulfill its rightful position of having command over the emotional body. We have given you the teaching that the energy flows from your I AM Presence into your identity body, into your mental body, into your emotional body and then into the physical.

We have also given the teaching in the new book that on planet earth, you can be exposed to such trauma that you have the reverse energy flow where energy can flow, through the pain of the physical body, into the emotional body, up into the mental, up into the identity body, at least the lower part of the identity body. Once you are exposed to this trauma, you lose that original energy flow and it can be difficult for you to establish it until you have overcome this original birth trauma.

The original inhabitants of the earth

The teaching I give you here is that even though we have given you the teaching on the birth trauma for avatars, it also applies to those of you who are the original inhabitants of the earth because you were also exposed to a trauma. It was not a birth trauma in a sense that it happened in your first embodiment on earth. It happened after you had embodied on earth for a long time and the fallen beings were allowed to embody here. It is not, as such, a birth trauma but it is still a trauma. Whether you want to call it your birth trauma or just your trauma is a play of words but it applies to all of you who are spiritual people.

We know very well that when we give a teaching, we cannot give a teaching that applies to all people. The new book has been given in the context of an avatar coming here from a natural planet and therefore carrying a subconscious memory of what life is like on a natural planet. Naturally, there are teachings in the book that also apply to the original inhabitants of the earth, primarily the birth trauma but also, in a sense, the teachings about a natural planet. Those of you who are the original inhabitants of the earth, you will have experienced the earth in a higher state than it has been in since the fallen beings came here, and even before that. If the earth had not descended below that state of a natural planet, the fallen beings could not have embodied here, would not have been allowed to embody here.

What I submit to you is that those of you who are the original inhabitants of the earth, it is easier for you to have this rift in your emotional body than it is for an avatar. Those of you who are the original inhabitants, for you the earth is your primary frame of reference whereas for the avatars, the natural planet is often their primary frame of reference. Those of you who are among the original inhabitants, you are more tied to the earth. Therefore, you can more easily go into a vibration of fearing what happens on the earth, what happens in the physical octave. It is more likely that those of you who are among the original inhabitants have this tie to the planetary spiral of fear. If you do, it is very important, it is critically important, that you cut this tie before you can put on your Christhood.

The rest of this dictation, along with an invocation based on the dictation, is found in the book: Fulfilling Your Highest Spiritual Potential.

Copyright © 2018 Kim Michaels

Withdrawing space from certain imbalanced conditions

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Ascended Master Gautama Buddha through Kim Michaels, May 21, 2018. This dictation was given at a conference in Holland.

I AM the Ascended Master Gautama Buddha. What can a Buddha add to the discussion of your Divine plan? There may be a few ascended master students who have the potential in their Divine plans to manifest at least some degree of Buddhahood in this lifetime. However, many who are ready to manifest Buddhahood from past lives will not need an outer teaching, will not seek out an outer teaching or an outer teacher. Nevertheless, I will give some thoughts about what is the difference between Buddhahood and Christhood.

Out-breath and in-breath

Although we have talked about this to some degree not so long ago, what I wish to discourse on is that Christhood is a more outgoing activity. Buddhahood is a more ingoing activity. You might say that Christhood is the out-breath and Buddhahood is the in-breath. When you came to this planet as avatars, you were in the Christhood phase. In a sense, you breathed yourself out to take embodiment on earth.

Many of you are in the ingoing phase. In a sense, all of you are in the ingoing phase of breathing yourself back in from all kinds of entanglements with this world. Some of you (as was said) may indeed choose to stay in embodiment in order to be part of Saint Germain’s Golden Age. Still, in order to get to the point where you can fulfill that potential, you are going through that phase of the in-breath, pulling yourself away from entanglements with karmic circumstances, selecting out the things that distract you from your Divine plan, resolving your birth trauma, first of all, so that you can be in a neutral state of mind.

We might say that, in a sense, Buddhahood and Christhood could be seen as simply different levels of the same evolutionary process. As we have said many times, you do not have to be perfect to express Christhood. What does it mean to be perfect? In a sense, it means that you do not have to have completely resolved your psychology, including your birth trauma, in order to begin to express Christhood. What we have expressed is that you should not be afraid to express Christhood, that you need to begin to do so without thinking you have reached some ultimate stage. Buddhahood is, of course, also, regardless of what has been projected by the religion of Buddhism, not an ultimate stage. We have said, nothing that happens on earth is ultimate. Even in the ascended realm there is ongoingness so how could anything ever be ultimate? How could enlightenment be ultimate? How could nirvana be some static state?

There comes the point where you have resolved a very high degree of your psychology, including your birth trauma and your separate selves. Then, you could call this the higher stages of Christhood because there is now very little resistance in your four lower bodies to the light flowing through you. That is also the point where you can begin to shift, some of you (not all of you because many of you still want to be active in society) more into the Buddhic consciousness, the Buddhic awareness.

How the Buddha is active

It is not that the Buddha cannot be active in society. The Buddha, perhaps, finds a different way to be active in society. This is a very subtle thing, a very individual thing. You can see the difference in the life of Jesus where he was outgoing, going out, meeting the people, often confronting them, whereas I, as the Buddha, created an ashram and let the people come to me. This is somewhat the differences between two approaches.

In a sense, the outgoing Christ is like the outgoing aspect of God the Father, the expansive phase. The Buddha is like the Mother, the ingoing, the contracting phase. The out-breath and the in-breath.

Some of you will come to a point where you begin to realize that it is no longer really so important what you do on the outer. This does not mean you have to withdraw from active life in society, create an ashram or live in a secluded setting. You may still live a “normal life,” having a family, having a job, having a career of some kind, but you are doing it in a different way.

You are realizing that these outer activities do not define you. They are not pulling all of your attention into these outer activities. Often, during the Christhood stage, you are very, very focused on what you are doing and your entire attention is pulled into it. You are in a sense absorbed by the activity. When you reach Buddhahood, it is almost as if you can be partaking of some activity but there is a part of your mind that is not absorbed in it.

What level of consciousness am I at?

How do you, then, get to that stage? For this I want to build on what Mother Mary talked about where you need to come to the point of making peace with being in embodiment, making peace with the Mother Realm, making peace with free will, making peace with being at your present level of consciousness. There can come a point where you are actually no longer thinking about: “What level of consciousness am I at?”

You know it is an ongoing process. You know you are doing whatever you can to rise higher in consciousness. You are not concerned about where you are at on the scale. You are striving without striving. You are not struggling. You are not even having a goal. You are not into a comparative state of mind.

You are, as we have expressed it in words, flowing with the River of Life. You are flowing with life. You do not even have a clear goal you are working towards. You do not even have a clear vision of some Divine plan where you are supposed to do various steps to reach a particular goal. You are almost flowing with life and whatever circumstances come up, you are not even deciding with the outer mind what to do. You just feel intuitively, and then you do it.

The rest of this dictation, along with an invocation based on the dictation, is found in the book: Fulfilling Your Divine Plan.

Copyright © 2018 Kim Michaels

The omega perspective on judgment

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Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels, May 21, 2018. This dictation was given at a conference in Holland.

I AM the Ascended Master Mother Mary. My beloved, when you experience a discourse like the one you have just experienced from Jesus, I am reminded of when I was in embodiment with Jesus and would sometimes sit there almost in a state of awe when I heard him speak. It was said in the Bible that no man spoke as this man and certainly Jesus has a way with words that is very unique and very beautiful. Even as an ascended master, I can certainly experience, of course, a dictation. I experience it in a different way because I experience both the ascended being who is speaking as he is in the ascended realm but I also experience what is coming through the messenger.

When you consider the difficulty, the distance in vibration, the distance in the level of consciousness, when you consider how dense the earth is, then you see the difficulty of bringing the Being of an ascended master through words spoken in this realm. You must admire the ability of Jesus to bring forth so much of his Being in this dense realm. Yet you must almost be in awe of the whole process of how this is even possible to communicate from the ascended realm through an unascended messenger.

Sometimes we know that our students can come to take this for granted and feel that: “Oh well, it seems so easy—the messenger just gets up there and closes his eyes and then it starts flowing.” When you consider the density of this realm, it truly is a unique process that you should not become comfortable with, to the point where you take it for granted.

The omega side of judgment

What I wish to do today is to bring you, sort of the omega perspective on Jesus’ discourse. Every time we talk about bringing the judgment of Christ and challenging the fallen beings, there is always a certain percentage of you who have a reaction to this. It is not that I am in any way condemning you for having this reaction. I am going to point out to you that there are two aspects of why you have a reaction, why you might feel hesitant, why you might feel this is not for you: “Does this really apply to me? What should I do? I don’t see myself as an outgoing person” and many other thoughts you might have.

Well, my beloved, as Jesus said, the primary weapon of the fallen beings is doubt and many of you, of course, have this doubt. In fact, all of you who have not resolved your birth trauma will have doubt, the doubt of the fallen beings. There is part of the reaction you can have that is simply based on this. You have not resolved your primal self, therefore you feel this hesitation. I can assure you that when you resolve the primal self, you will no longer feel that hesitation, at least when you make the shift that Jesus talked about.

Nevertheless, what I want to get to is that, as Jesus said, it is not for all of you, in your Divine plan to ascend after this lifetime. Likewise, it is not for all of you that it is in your Divine plan to go out and challenge the fallen beings in some overt way. What Jesus was talking about was the alpha aspect of challenging the fallen beings where you speak out about their ideas and perhaps you are even willing to confront them on the personal level and let them attack you so they can receive that judgment of Christ. For others of you, this is not in your Divine plan, this is not how you specified expressing Christhood in your Divine plan. Of course, Christhood as everything else has an alpha and an omega side.

What is the omega way of challenging the fallen beings and bringing the judgment of Christ on the fallen beings? Well my beloved, it is to love them. This may be on a personal level where you have chosen to be in a relationship, whether it be family or another relationship, with fallen beings. You have chosen to closely associate yourself with certain fallen beings. If you tune in and see what is in your Divine plan, you may realize that it would actually be a misunderstanding for you to decide with your outer mind, based on the teachings that have been given, that: “Now I need to challenge these people.” If you have a dominant personality in your sphere of acquaintances, you decide: “I need to challenge that person.” Or if you get a sense that a certain person might be a fallen being, you think you need to challenge them.

I am asking you to tune in and not to start challenging anybody until you know what is in your Divine plan, until you feel that this comes from within. It is not that you need to have a visual impression of your Divine plan and then you go out and challenge the fallen beings. You go on your intuition. If you feel intuitively prompted to challenge someone, you do, but you do not decide with your outer mind that you should challenge them.

Especially those of you who feel hesitant, I am asking you to first of all work on your birth trauma. Even when you overcome the birth trauma, I am asking you to tune in and see: “Is it actually my choice to go out and challenge people? Or was it my choice to love people instead?” Then, you need to recognize that in order to fulfill your highest desire and potential for your Divine plan, we are not talking about loving the fallen beings in a human way. We are talking about loving them in what we have called an unconditional way and I would like to talk about the difference.

Human love and unconditional love

You see, my beloved, an unconditional way, an unconditional love, can only be brought forth when you have resolved your birth trauma—when you are an avatar. If you are not an avatar but one of the original inhabitants of the earth, you need to rise to a high level of Christhood before you can express unconditional love because conditional love is, of course, based on unresolved psychology. It is often what we have called possessive love where you think you love somebody but you are doing it because you think that person can give you something that either completes yourself or obscures your wound so you do not feel it. That is why, when people are in love, they are in a state of euphoria, they do not feel their wounds, they are on cloud nine and everything is wonderful.

It is simply because they are not seeing the wound right now, they are not dealing with it. Then, when the honeymoon is over, now they start feeling their wounds again. Then, they project: “Oh, this person wasn’t the true love that I’m longing for, so I need to look for somebody else.” This can, of course, go on over and over and over again.

As long as you have these wounds, and especially the birth trauma, you will not be able to be the open door for unconditional love. You can take the situation described in the My Lives book with the judgment of Lucifer where the protagonist expresses unconditional love for Lucifer—and that is Lucifer’s final opportunity: Will he respond to someone he has known in physical embodiment expressing that unconditional love? If the fallen being does not respond to unconditional love, then that is the judgment of that fallen being, the judgment of Christ.

There may be some of you who feel that this is what you are meant to do. You have a certain person in your sphere of influence and you feel you should not challenge them. It is not your role to change them, it is simply your role to show them a different way, a different state of consciousness and therefore to ultimately come to a point where you can express unconditional love. Perhaps these are not necessarily fallen beings, perhaps they are human beings, they may be original inhabitants of the earth, they may even be other avatars, who can be transformed when they experience a different form of love than they have experienced here on earth.

This is certainly one way to demonstrate that there is a different state of consciousness. In other words, it is perfectly correct in the alpha aspect of Christhood to express certain viewpoints and ideas and to even challenge other ideas and explain why they are dualistic and why they are not the highest possible. The omega aspect is to demonstrate a different state of consciousness, through unconditional love, through loving other people. Of course, this applies to your family members as well, whether they are fallen beings or not. I am not, of course, telling you to go around looking at every person you meet and trying to judge with the outer mind: “Is this a fallen being or not?” Then, you can create all these criteria in your mind that when people behave such and such, they must be fallen beings.

My beloved, we have seen in previous ascended master dispensations where an entire organization with thousands of members could develop a very judgmental culture. In some cases, people where convinced that these other people are fallen beings and we have seen how this can develop into almost like a competition sport where people compete about being able to expose who is a fallen being and who is not. They go around accusing other people, and they basically think that anybody who disagrees with them must be a fallen being. This is, of course, not a balanced state to be in and this is not what we are encouraging.

Neither are we encouraging you to go into what is found in the world that is called sympathy for the devil, where you think that you have to love everybody. Jesus spoke about the people in the New Age community who will not acknowledge anything evil but there are other people who may acknowledge that there is evil in the world but they think the way to overcome it is through love. It is true, the way to overcome evil is through love but it has to be unconditional love. Otherwise, if it is possessive love, then they will simply use that love to pull you into a reactionary pattern.

Relationships with fallen beings

There are indeed some of you who will need to see that in order to step up to the highest potential of your Divine plan, you need to recognize that you have been in relationships with a certain fallen being for many lifetimes. You will need to come to that point where you identify this and then you need to look at what are the wounds, what are the mechanisms, that have tied you to this fallen being. You need to look at what are the beliefs behind it, and ultimately you will come to the realization that at some level of your being, you thought that you could change that fallen being by being in a relationship, by loving them—you could change them.

That is when you need to step up and internalize what Jesus said about the absoluteness of free will. You are not here to change anyone else, fallen being or not. You could say, you are especially not here to change the fallen beings. The original inhabitants of the earth, if you attempt to change them, in many cases they will ignore you. Fallen beings will not ignore you if you attempt to change them, they will use you, they will use your desire to change them, to tie you to them and to, at the very least, extract your energy, steal your energy. In other cases, they will actually manipulate you or even seek to destroy you through your desire to reform a fallen being.

You really have, as an avatar, to come to a point where you recognize if you have been in this pattern, if you have a desire to change the fallen beings. Then, you have to completely let that go, you have to let that self die. You cannot manifest Christhood if you are in this state, which is basically a reactionary pattern to the fallen beings. The desire to reform the fallen beings will always spring from your birth trauma where you were exposed to them for the first time. You were shocked, and then you somehow created this, in many cases, very long step-by-step reasoning process that led you to conclude that what the fallen being have done to you, demonstrated what they have done to the planet. The best way that you could help change the planet was to select a specific fallen being, go into a close relationship with that fallen being and try to reform them.

This, then, becomes part of your primal self. There can be many other things as part of the primal self where you think you have to bring about certain changes on earth. One of them is the desire to change a fallen being. You cannot truly resolve your primal self until you first look at this desire to change a fallen being and let go of it. You give it up because you recognize the absoluteness of free will, you recognize that is not why you are here.

The desire to change a fallen being is not the core of your primal self. The core of your primal self is your reaction to the trauma or the violence you were exposed to or the deception (whatever it may be). In response to that trauma, you created the self that wants to reform a fallen being. You could say it is an aspect of your primal self but it was not how your primal self started. That is why, in order to get down to the core of your primal self, you have to first let go of this desire to reform a fallen being.

The rest of this dictation, along with an invocation based on the dictation, is found in the book: Fulfilling Your Divine Plan.

Copyright © 2018 Kim Michaels

The judgment of Christ and your Divine plan

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Ascended Master Jesus through Kim Michaels, May 21, 2018. This dictation was given at a conference in Holland.

I AM the Ascended Master Jesus, and it is my intent with this discourse to give you some teachings that will not apply to all people, certainly not all people who in a wider sense might find this teaching. It applies to many of you, and I advise you not to sit there and judge with the outer mind whether it applies to you or not. You cannot know that with the outer mind and you cannot necessarily know it at your present level of awareness. You will know it when you rise to the higher levels of your Divine plan and have a clearer vision of these higher levels.

People who ignore or deny dark forces

Now, my beloved, if you look at planet earth today, you can see, as we have talked about earlier, that there are many different groupings of people who are at many different levels of consciousness, have many different belief systems, many world views. However, what I wish to bring to your attention here is that there is a segment of the spiritual field (the New Age, mystical, esoteric, open-minded people) who have come to believe that either there is no darkness, no dark forces, or that you, as a spiritual person, should not put your attention upon them because by doing so you give them power.

Naturally, we have given you, through this dispensation, many teachings on the fallen beings. We gave the teachings on the concept of avatars and how you come to earth and you are exposed to the trauma by the fallen beings. Is it, then, truth or reality what these people say, that either dark forces do not exist or that you should not put your attention upon them? Well, this is a delicate matter in the sense that there are a few people on earth for whom it is not necessary to put their attention on dark forces.

Actually, anyone who is an avatar, you have to put your attention on learning about fallen beings and what they do because they were the ones who attacked you when you came to this mission, they were the ones who caused you to create your primal self. As long as you are not willing to look at the existence of dark forces and how they could have influenced you in the past, well, you cannot free yourself from the primal self. If you do not free yourself from the primal self, then you cannot fulfill the highest potential of your Divine plan.

The sad reality is that there are actually tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands, of people in the New Age field who have a high potential in their Divine plans, but as long as they maintain this attitude that they should ignore dark forces, not put their attention upon it, they have cut themselves off from fulfilling the higher potential of their Divine plans. They have gone to a certain level and they might feel very comfortable there, partly because they feel: “There are no dark forces attacking me.” Of course, the dark forces are not attacking them because they are not a threat to the dark forces.

What the dark forces fear most

What is a threat to the dark forces? What is it they desperately want to avoid? Well, they want to avoid that a human being in physical embodiment rises to the level where he or she can consciously acknowledge that you have a level of Christhood and because of that you have the opportunity and the authority to challenge the fallen beings and their presence on earth. This is what they are mortally afraid of because they know that once you step up to that level, it is impossible for them to stop you. They know that if they try to stop you, it will bring about their judgment.

What I am leading you towards is the realization that for many of you, and for some of those who will find this teaching in a broader area, it is the highest aspects of your Divine plan that you bring the judgment of Christ upon the fallen beings and their consciousness. When you look at my life, you see how I would confront the fallen beings, and you may look at yourselves today and then consider what this means for you today.

It does not necessarily mean the same as what you saw in my life, but it does mean that you need to come to a point where you acknowledge that this is part of your Divine plan. You notice from within—not because I am telling you, not because you are reading this dictation. I do not want you to read this and then decide with the outer mind that: “I’m going to go on a crusade and expose the fallen beings and challenge them.” It has to come from within and it will only come, my beloved, when you have resolved the birth trauma that the fallen beings used to paralyze you and prevent you from being who you are on this planet.

You are defined by your birth trauma

You understand, my beloved, that there is a certain mechanism that can come into play even when you have the teachings that you have had, up until the teachings on the birth trauma. It is almost as if, as a spiritual student, you can go into a state of mind where you think it is a matter of getting more and more understanding about the spiritual path, even more and more understanding about the ego, about psychology, about healing your psychology. It is almost as if you create a self that thinks you are making progress, but if you look carefully at this self, it also thinks that the ultimate breakthrough is out there in the future. Some day, it will happen, if you continue to do what you are doing now. As my beloved brother, Saint Germain, said: There is a time for evolutionary progress and there are certain times where you need to make a revolutionary shift in consciousness.

The revolutionary shift you need to make, if you want to step up to a higher level, is to recognize that what defines you as a being in embodiment on earth is your birth trauma. It has defined you from your first embodiment. All of these other things that you might have done (various therapies, studying various teachings, practicing spiritual tools) they have all been helpful in bringing an evolutionary change and you have progressed by doing it. But they will actually not truly shift your consciousness because they are not touching the birth trauma. It is as if they are circling around it but not getting to it. That is why you need to make the shift and realize that there comes that point where you know from within (because you recognize the truth in what we are saying) that the next step for you is to look at this birth trauma directly. You cannot walk around it and you cannot skirt the issue. You cannot focus on other things, you cannot think it just happens one day, that if you keep doing invocations and studying the teachings – poof – it is going to happen. It is not going to happen. You may need to make a conscious decision to confront this, to go right into it and to discover how the fallen beings paralyze you.

The book My Lives describes one way. Naturally, the fallen beings have various ways of doing this. Some of you have been given your birth trauma by being lured by your good intentions, by being lied to and then by being betrayed. There are other scenarios that come into play. Until you discover that birth trauma, you cannot actually manifest and accept your Christhood, you cannot accept yourself as the Christ on earth. Why is that? Because, my beloved, what was it in essence that the fallen beings did when they exposed you to the birth trauma? Well, they created a division in your being, in your four lower bodies. The core of this division is not actually fear, even though you might think it is. The core of the division is doubt. The most insidious enemy on the spiritual path is actually doubt.

The rest of this dictation, along with an invocation based on the dictation, is found in the book: Fulfilling Your Divine Plan.

Copyright © 2018 Kim Michaels

The reward for service is freedom

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Ascended Master Saint Germain through Kim Michaels, May 20, 2018. This dictation was given at a conference in Holland.

I AM the Ascended Master Saint Germain. Now, you heard a magnificent discourse this morning from Jesus where he talked about the need to be able to look back at your life and have no regrets and reason that whatever you went through was because you needed the experience. Well, my beloved, as you may be beginning to realize, we sometimes like to present you with certain, what seems like contradictions, like enigmas. So I will present you with one.

The ability to admit you have been wrong

You have heard Jesus say that you should be able to look back at your life with no regrets. Then, I will submit to you: What is the most important characteristic or ability of a student on the higher levels of the spiritual path who is beginning to see, or is willing to see, the higher aspects of his or her Divine plan? Well, it is precisely, my beloved, the ability to admit that you have been wrong.

How do you reconcile that you should be able to look back at your life with no regrets with having to admit that you have been wrong? Well, the ego will take Jesus’ teaching and say: “Well, this means I should look back at my life and I should never see that I have been wrong. I have never been wrong, I have never done anything wrong, I’ve just needed that experience so I never need to feel that I was wrong, and now Saint Germain is saying I should be able to admit when I was wrong.”

Let us give you a little more teaching, a little different perspective, on this. You see, my beloved, it is all a matter of what you put into the word “you.” “You” should be able to admit that “you” have been wrong. Is it the same you that I am talking about? What is the you that can be wrong? It is the separate self. Can the separate self ever admit that it has been wrong? No—it is not capable of it. What can admit that it has been wrong? The Conscious You—when it is conscious. The Conscious You can at the same time that it is admitting that it has been wrong, see that what was wrong was the external self, the separate self. In seeing this, it can separate itself from that self. Therefore, you realize that while you are admitting that not everything you did in life was perfect, you are at the same time separating yourself from the self that caused you to do this.

This is why you can look back at your life with no regrets. You can actually see that there were certain things you did in your life that were wrong. Jesus was not in any way implying that everything you did was okay, was acceptable, was right according to any normal common-sense standard. He is not implying that you should look back at your life and say: “Well, I just did it because I needed the experience so I don’t need to learn anything from it.” Obviously, you need to learn from it, you need to look at what was the psychology of the separate self that caused you to do this. Therefore, when you uncover that psychology, you can see the decision behind it, you can consciously change that decision and that is when you can let the separate self die. At that point, of course, you should have no regrets because you have come up higher and that is what life is all about.

Using and abusing the violet flame

I have, many, many years ago through a previous ascended master dispensation, publicly given awareness of and the tools to invoke the violet flame energy, which I chose to call it. We have not necessarily emphasized this as much in this dispensation, partly because so much was said on it previously, but we have, of course, explained what the violet flame is. The violet flame is in a way the cosmic eraser. It is an energy of such a vibration that it can be used to erase any lower energy, any fear-based energy in the four levels of the material universe.

When you do something, it produces a certain amount of energy, sometimes also called “karma,” and before you are completely free of that, you need to consume the karma. A very efficient way to do this is to invoke the violet flame and use it to consume that energy. Now, I have also said previously that some students in previous dispensations have abused this dispensation of the violet flame. Whenever they did something that created misqualified energy, they used the violet flame to consume the energy but they were not willing to look at the psychology behind it. They just did the same thing again next week, and then again they used the violet flame to erase that but it did not really promote their spiritual progress. It is much like some Catholics that can sin, then they go to confession, feel they have been forgiven of their sin and then they lightheartedly go out and sin all over again. They know they can always go back to confession and the priests just have to absolve them of all of their sins.

Well, this is, of course, not what we want to see because this binds you to a treadmill of your unresolved psychology that you cannot get out of. The violet flame actually helps you not get out of it because, instead of being more and more burdened by the energy, you can avoid feeling that burden so you can continue doing what you are doing. This, of course, is not what we desire to see. That is why, in this dispensation, we have given you so many tools about the psychology and resolving these issues so you can be free of them.

The importance of being wrong

Nevertheless, what I wish to give you here is that there comes a point where you have begun to gain greater and greater clarity over your Divine plan, but there can still be something that is holding you back from seeing the next level. What is holding you back is precisely this inability or unwillingness to say: “That was wrong.”

We have, of course, given many teachings about duality. When I say you have to be willing to admit you were wrong, I am simply using the concept, the words, that are commonly used among people today. We could specify this more in that what you have to be willing to see and admit is that you have had a view of life, a view of yourself, a view and understanding of spiritual teachings that was not the highest possible.

Do you understand, my beloved, that you can look at so many areas of the world, and let us, as an example, use the field of religion. Someone has grown up in the Christian faith, in the Catholic church, for example. They have been indoctrinated with the belief that the Catholic church is the only road to salvation, the only true church. The person has accepted this belief and has believed it. Now, at some point in life, the person begins to see that there are certain contradictions in Catholic doctrine, certain things that cannot be explained, certain things that do not make sense, certain things in the history of the church that just cannot be in alignment with Christ—but the person is reluctant to admit this at the conscious level. What is the psychological mechanism? You can say it is ego, you can say it is whatever, but if you really look at the psychological mechanism, it is that many people feel that if they admit that the beliefs that they had, that they adopted at a certain point in the past, if they admit that those beliefs were not the highest possible, that means they would have been wrong and they are not willing to admit that they have been wrong. In some cases, it can be simple pride. You are spiritual students and for most of you, pride is not the dominant element of your consciousness. What is the mechanism that applies to many spiritual students?

The rest of this dictation, along with an invocation based on the dictation, is found in the book: Fulfilling Your Divine Plan.

Copyright © 2018 Kim Michaels

Conscious versus unconscious choices

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Ascended Master Divine Director through Kim Michaels, May 20, 2018. This dictation was given at a conference in Holland.

I AM the Ascended Master the Great Divine Director, or as I prefer to say these days, the Divine Director, for truly “Divine direction” is beyond all divisions and dualities. What is the meaning of making the distinction between great and less than great?

Conscious and unconscious stages of your Divine plan

Now, my beloved, we have given you dictations up until this point that have brought forth various aspects of your Divine plan. Lastly, you have heard that there comes these points where, in order to step up to a higher level of Christhood, you need to make certain decisions. In order to open yourself to a revolutionary change, you need to make certain decisions.

Well, in a sense your Divine plan, at least at the higher stages, is all about the decisions you make. Now, we have said that there is a work phase of your Divine plan, there is a creative phase of your Divine plan, there is an evolutionary stage of your Divine plan, there is a revolutionary stage. In order to confuse you even more, and bring you into a state of magnificent confusion hopefully, I would like to introduce the concept that there is a conscious phase of your Divine plan and an unconscious phase.

With that I mean that if you look back at your lives, you can see that you have often been brought into situations where you could say that you did not make a conscious choice to go into that situation. It sort of just happened based on circumstances and you did not have a conscious realization of why you needed to do this and how that was a part of your Divine plan. Yet, it is still part of your Divine plan because you needed the experience. You might say: “Well, in that phase of my Divine plan, I am not consciously choosing what I am doing and I am not knowingly making these choices. I’m not knowing what the options are and what the consequences are.” You could say: “Am I actually choosing at that stage?” The reality is, of course, that you are, you are always choosing. All people on earth are constantly making choices.

You can go to people who are in a very low state of consciousness where it might seem like their lives are in a constant state of turmoil. There are always external conditions that are seemingly forcing these people to do this or that, or that are forcing them to remain paralyzed and seemingly powerless. You can say: “Well, how are these people choosing?” You may not be choosing in the immediate situation, but your situation is still a result of choices you have made in the past. Even in the immediate situation, though you are not choosing to manifest certain circumstances, you are still choosing how to respond or not respond to them.

When you move from the unconscious phase into the conscious phase, it is not so that you suddenly begin to make choices, but you may actually experience that you are suddenly beginning to make choices. The reason for this is that you are becoming more conscious of the choices you are constantly making. When you follow our teachings and apply them, in the beginning you are becoming more conscious of your reactions. You are beginning to be aware that when you are in a certain situation, you are triggered by the situation into a certain reactionary pattern. Then, you start noticing this and you start becoming aware that in certain situations (or when you are around certain people), you always react this particular way. Then, of course, we have given you the tools to ask the question: “Well, doesn’t that show that I have a reactionary pattern and the reactionary pattern comes from some kind of internal spirit or some kind of self, perhaps it even goes all the way back to my primal self where I started this phase of reacting to the conditions on earth?” You can use the tools, then, to increase your awareness of what is behind this reactionary pattern. When you see what is behind it, you can free yourself from it and now you no longer react that way.

Of course, every time you overcome one of these reactionary patterns, you expand your awareness, you can see another aspect, another facet, of your Divine plan. All of a sudden, you can make more conscious decisions because instead of being triggered into a reaction by some subconscious pattern, you no longer have that pattern. Therefore, you can choose: “How do I want to react in this situation, how do I want to react to these people? Do I actually want to react to certain types of people or do I want to select them out of my life?”

Creativity is based on choices

What you realize here is that, as you may move into the creative phase of your Divine plan, what is creativity based on? It is based on making choices! My beloved, you have a very old discussion that has been going on among philosophers and artists as to “what is the source of creativity?” Well, my beloved, you might say (and many artists, writers, painters would say) that they receive inspiration. In the old days, they talked about muses that were seen as non-material beings that would come in and almost like a fairy or an angel, land on the shoulder of the writer and inspire him or her to write. Of course, many writers have felt a genuine flow of inspiration through them, even a genuine flow of the Spirit. In some cases, it has indeed been a higher Spirit, just as you are now experiencing the flow of a higher Spirit through this messenger’s consciousness that he is not producing with his consciousness.

You could say that if you are creative, is there not some flow of energy through your Being that is the source of this creativity? Well, of course there is—this is what we have called co-creation. You recognize that you are not being truly creative only by using the energies that are already in the material realm and the abilities that you have in your lower mind. You are being truly creative by connecting to something higher than your self, being the open door for that and thereby having the energy flow into your four lower bodies and be expressed in the physical octave. Of course, this flow of the Spirit, if you want to call it that, or flow of inspiration, is an integral part of all creativity.

Nevertheless, where many artists or philosophers fail to have the full understanding of creativity is that they think this is something that either happens or does not happen and there is nothing you can do about it. You have a concept among writers about “writers block,” as they call it, where they sometimes cannot write for weeks, months or years. There is the panic of sitting in front of a white sheet of paper where you can write anything, but suddenly your mind goes into a state of paralysis and you cannot write anything.

What I wish to bring to your attention is that creativity requires decisions on your part. It is not a passive experience where you passively wait for the inspiration to strike. You can do much to open yourself up to the flow of the Spirit. It has been said that: “The Holy Spirit bloweth where it listeth” (John 3:8) and this is to indicate that you cannot, with the outer mind, control the flow of the Spirit. You cannot with the outer mind and a human ambition force the flow of the Spirit. If, my beloved, you seek to force the flow, then you will not tune in to the Spirit, the Holy Spirit, the spiritual realm, the ascended masters. You will tune in to lower spirits in the lower identity, the mental or even the emotional realm.

Throughout history, some writers and artists have been attuned to these lower realms and have had a certain flow of this lower spirit through them that has allowed them to, in some cases, bring forth enormous volumes of writings and information or enormous amounts of paintings or music or whatever. This is not what we call true creativity because it is not co-creation. It is not co-creating with the spiritual realm—it is co-creating with a lower realm that is still in this world.

You cannot force the Holy Spirit but nevertheless you cannot receive it either by passively sitting around and waiting. You find that middle way, that straight and narrow path, where you are resolving your personal traumas, overcoming the inner spirits, the inner selves, and this increases the openness in your mind. You also have to become more conscious of the fact that you have to choose to become the open door, you have to choose “to be” the open door in specific situations. This requires you to make that conscious decision. It can be many different conscious decisions where you are actually, as other masters have said this morning, you are willing to be the Christ in a particular situation. You are willing to acknowledge that you have this ability, you are willing to reach for some revolutionary idea, or even just for an idea that is a step higher than your current level of consciousness or the consciousness of the people around you.

You have to make that decision to open your mind. Then, when you have cleared the mind, the four lower bodies, so that there is room for an idea to penetrate, when you make the conscious decision that you are willing to be the open door, then the Holy Spirit will flow through you. “The Holy Spirit bloweth where it listeth” means that anytime there is an opening, the Holy Spirit will flow through it because there is so much that we want to express from the spiritual realm that we are not sitting up here being picky and saying: “Ah, that person is not worthy to be an open door.” As soon as there is an open door, we express something through that person that is appropriate for the situation, for the person’s level of consciousness and so on.

You see, my beloved, it is not so, as there sometimes is an idea among ascended master students, that some people are worthy to be instruments for the Holy Spirit and others are not. Some people may not be open, some people may not be willing consciously, but all are worthy once you apply yourself. It is not an exclusive club here.

The rest of this dictation, along with an invocation based on the dictation, is found in the book: Fulfilling Your Divine Plan.

Copyright © 2018 Kim Michaels

The revolutionary aspect of your Divine plan

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Ascended Master Saint Germain through Kim Michaels, May 20, 2018. This dictation was given at a conference in Holland.

I AM the Ascended Master Saint Germain. What I wish to discourse with you on is the concept of evolution versus revolution. Now, the previous masters have attempted to give you the concept that your Divine plan is not some far-flung, unattainable goal that is beyond your reach. Certainly, this is a very important concept for you to internalize.

Evolutionary and revolutionary phases

You need to recognize that there is an evolutionary aspect of your Divine plan, an evolutionary phase of your Divine plan. We have talked about the work phase of your Divine plan, we have said that there is a certain phase where you are starting to go into expressing your Christhood but you do this in the situation you are in, you do this in small increments and small steps. This is what we will call the evolutionary phase of your Divine plan. In a sense, this evolutionary phase will continue for the rest of your lifetime. There will always be an evolutionary element of your Divine plan.

Nevertheless, what you need to recognize is that there comes a point where you begin to go on to the higher stages of Christhood, the higher stages of the path. There are certain points, certain key points in your life, where you cannot get to the next level up in an evolutionary way by taking smaller steps. You cannot even get to the next level by being in the evolutionary state of consciousness.

It is necessary to know this at those levels—not at the lower levels where you do not need to worry about this. Let me step back a minute and say that for many of you, for many of you who will find this teaching, you are still in the evolutionary phase. What I will give you here will not apply to you now. It may not apply to you for some years but there will come a point, if you are an advanced lifestream who has the potential to manifest a high level of consciousness in this embodiment, where you cannot go further by taking these small steps.

In a sense, there is a contradiction in what I am telling you because, naturally, we have given you the concept of the 144 levels. We have said you cannot skip steps so even if you are at the 123rd level, your next level up is the 124th and in a way the step from the 123rd to the 124th is not such a big dramatic step—it is not really a “revolutionary” change.

What I wish to give you here is the concept that you are still walking the path, going through the different levels of consciousness, but my beloved, running parallel with this gradual, evolutionary path, there is the potential that you can go through a shift in consciousness, a shift in attitude, a shift in the way you look at life. This brings you from the level you were at before, to a level that is so decisively higher that it really must be seen as a revolutionary step.

Many of you have experienced such shifts in consciousness. Many of you can see that there was a time where you had no spiritual teaching. Then, you found your first spiritual teaching and it was a dramatic shift that brought you up higher and it changed the way you look at life. You may see that you have had other steps like this where you suddenly had an insight, you suddenly experienced something that was a revolutionary, a more dramatic shift in consciousness.

Being balanced about a revolutionary shift

What I am giving you here is that there comes, at the higher levels, a point where you need to actually recognize that parallel to the evolutionary change, there can be the necessity that you go through a more dramatic, a more revolutionary shift in consciousness. This can only be brought about if you are willing to make such a shift, if you are making the decision to open yourself to the insight that you are now ready for.

You cannot do this until you are ready. That is why I need to, again, look back at previous ascended master dispensations and point out to you, how there were many, many students that would say that they went through a revolutionary change in consciousness and perspective. Now, they became what Master MORE called “very determined, very blue-flame, very blue-ray, don’t let anything stand in your way, mow down the opposition and any other people who stand in your way and just walk towards that goal.”

There is, of course, the joke that was told in previous dispensations where El Morya and Kuthumi were given the task to go up to a mountain and get a message from a spiritual master. El Morya walked straight up the mountain, got the message and walked straight down. Kuthumi took his time, looked at the birds, smelled the flowers, but when they came down El Morya had forgotten the message and Kuthumi had retained it. This is the same thing with many of the spiritual students because it is possible, my beloved, to go through a revolutionary shift in awareness but you still have so much of the primal self, so many separate selves, left that you do not interpret the experience correctly.

What I am saying here is that there were many students in the previous dispensations who did have a genuine mystical, spiritual experience. They saw a higher state of consciousness, but then their outer minds interpreted this in an unbalanced way. They took on this very unbalanced reaction and now they became what they would call “determined” but what in reality was “blind.” They put on blinders and they were looking only at that one goal. They were actually, in a way, saying to their intuition, to their Christ self, to the ascended masters: “Don’t bother me now, I have the vision of where I need to go, don’t disturb me by giving me any other insights. I don’t need you until I get to the goal.” Of course, they could not get to the goal without getting the insights but they had pushed that out of their minds.

Seeing your higher potential

What I need you to recognize here is that when I am talking about a “revolutionary shift,” this cannot happen until you have used the teachings about the primal self and many other teachings we have given on the ego and traumas and you have healed your psychology to a certain level. There is a need, when you have received this healing, to recognize that you have come to a level where it is no longer the right step for you to make an incremental change, but where it can be necessary to make a decisive shift in the way you look at life. Of course, this applies to many things. It can apply especially to: What does it mean for you to be the Christ in action? What is the highest potential of your Divine plan that you can bring forth?

Now, to use a practical example here, this messenger first heard about the teachings of the ascended masters in 1984. He followed a previous ascended master dispensation, studied the teachings, applied the teachings, took all kinds of courses, went to psychologists, worked on his psychology. Then, in 2002 he came to the realization that he had followed the path partly based on a human ambition of doing something important, making a decisive difference, feeling that his life was worthwhile. This was, in essence, part of his primal self, part of his birth trauma but not all of it.

It was part of what all of you might feel because you came to earth to make a positive difference and you have not been able to make that difference so you have this inner frustration. He saw this, and then he was able to realize that he needed to make a decisive, dramatic shift to let that go, to let go of that ambition, to surrender it completely. He was able to do this and that is when he, then, felt the Presence of Jesus who asked him if he wanted to start the website where people could ask questions and get the answers from Jesus.

If you look at the messenger’s history, from 1984 to 2002 he had grown in an evolutionary way. Gradually, step-by-step, he made quite a bit of progress in that amount of years but it was still increment by increment. In his world view, he had up until that point never seen himself as having the potential to be a messenger for the ascended masters. He had never been dissatisfied with the previous messenger, never been envious of the previous messenger, never had any thought that he could do better or that she was doing wrong. He was just taking advantage of the teaching. He saw himself as an ascended master student and that he would continue to grow incrementally based on using the ascended master teachings that he had.

What I am saying here is that the step for him to move from being an ascended master student to an ascended master messenger was not an evolutionary step. It required a revolutionary shift in consciousness. This is not to say that all of you are now going to think that you have to do the same and become messengers for the ascended masters. What I am saying is that for many of you, you have the potential (at some point in your life, maybe not now, maybe not until later), but you have the potential as part of your Divine plan that you can step up to a higher way of looking at life, looking at yourself, and accepting the higher potential you can bring forth. You cannot do this in an evolutionary way.

It is not so, my beloved, that all ascended master students are meant to gradually evolve until they become ascended master messengers. An ascended master student can incrementally evolve until you are ready to ascend. Even though I would say that in order to really be ready to ascend, you also have to go through a number of revolutionary shifts in consciousness. There is no evolutionary path that leads increment by increment from being a student to being a messenger, it requires a revolutionary shift. Likewise, many of you will need to come to that point where you sense: “There is something more. I can’t see it right now—why can’t I see it?”

It is because you have not made the decision that you are willing to see it, no matter what it is and no matter what changes it requires of you. Once you have this revolutionary shift, certain things might have to change. There is always the ego that fears change, there is always the dark forces who want to keep you within certain boundaries and you have to overcome that gravitational pull. There is also the primal self that does not want you to step outside of the boundaries where it feels you are safe.

The rest of this dictation, along with an invocation based on the dictation, is found in the book: Fulfilling Your Divine Plan.

Copyright © 2018 Kim Michaels

Christhood and your Divine plan

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Ascended Master Jesus through Kim Michaels, May 20, 2018. This dictation was given at a conference in Holland.

I AM the Ascended Master Jesus Christ. I wish to speak to you about the topic of Christhood, how it relates to your Divine plan. We have given you teachings about what we might call the work phase of your Divine plan. When you come into embodiment (when you are a mature spiritual student), you know that there is some work that needs to be done in terms of balancing karma, receiving insights, having experiences that shift your consciousness. As a more mature spiritual student you are often planning to get this work phase out of the way early in your life so that you can move through it fairly quickly, then move into other phases of your Divine plan.

Getting the work phase out of the way

It is quite common to see people who in the early decades of their lives are very busy, absorbed in relationships, having children, building a career, working—all of these things. It is as if you might call it an obsessive compulsive disorder where they feel that they just have to do all of these things and have to do them at once. It is not so obsessive after all because it is simply this desire to move through this so that you can have the clarity of mind, perhaps the opportunity in your outer situation, to focus more on the other phases.

One of the ways, for most of you, you deal with balancing karma is through relationships. That is why you often see that people get married fairly young, they have children fairly young. Maybe you have more than one relationship. They can be very intense relationships. This is something you want to move through. You have a great desire to move through it, even though you do not understand this consciously.

For many people there comes another phase, which is often where you discover a spiritual teaching. You become aware there is a spiritual path and you begin to walk that path. You have many people who are also very, very eager at applying themselves. Whatever the spiritual teaching is, they study eagerly, practice whatever tools and techniques are given. You can almost say that it is an obsessive compulsive manner. It is because this is what you need to do in order to rise to a higher level of consciousness, a higher level of your Divine plan.

No need for regrets

One conclusion you can draw from this knowledge is that there is absolutely no reason for any of you to have any kind of regret or negative feelings about what you have gone through in your lives. You can look back at your lives and you might judge with the outer mind that many of the things you went through were not spiritual. They were not harmonious, they were too intense. You might look back and have some regrets and say: “I wish I hadn’t done that.”

My beloved, why did you do what you did? Because it was part of your Divine plan to go through that experience. Whatever it was for you individually, you needed that experience in order to work through what we have called the work phase of your Divine plan. We can also call this the preparatory phase where you are preparing yourself for the more creative phase of your Divine plan. You simply realize, as we have said, that you have the potential to reach a certain level of consciousness in this embodiment, but you come into embodiment with a lower level of consciousness. Then, you want to shift your consciousness as quickly as possible so you can go up towards the higher levels. Only when you get to those higher levels, can you begin to actually see the more creative aspects of your Divine plan.

What we have said is that you cannot really shift your consciousness in a theoretical and intellectual way. You need to have certain experiences in order to shift your consciousness. Why did you do what you did? Because you knew subconsciously that you needed that experience. You wanted to have it as quickly as possible in order for you to shift your consciousness.

My beloved, whatever experiences you have had, did shift your consciousness in some way. I know that most of you will look back at your lives and you will say: “But there were some experiences that were so difficult that I went into a negative spiral and for years I was depressed or disturbed or stressed about this.”

Shifting out of having regrets

Yes, my beloved, but when you are willing to look back, use the tools we have given you, you can actually overcome this, go through the shift you were meant to have as a result of that experience. Then, my beloved, when you shift, the experience no longer matters. I realize there can be energy accumulated in your four lower bodies from a traumatic experience. However, you have the tools to transform that, thus you can let go of it. Many times, my beloved, you do not realize that when you had these experiences, you reacted to them with the level of consciousness you had at the time.

Now, that you have raised your consciousness, you look back at that experience with some regret. Perhaps with the feeling that as the spiritual student you would like to be, you should not have done this. My beloved, that sense of regret (blaming yourself or feeling ashamed) comes from an internal self that is often a part of this conglomerate of the primal self.

If you can identify that you are looking back at your past with regret or other negative feelings, then you should know that this is an internal self. It is a separate self and it may actually be created partly because of a spiritual teaching you had. For some reason, you interpreted it so you created the self that is blaming the self, feeling ashamed, feeling like you are not good enough, feeling (as some of you might feel) that a real spiritual person could not possibly have done that—but you did. The fact that you did it means that now you have lost the opportunity forever. You can never make up for it in this lifetime, therefore your lifetime was wasted. There is nothing you can do about it other than sit down in a dark room, crying for the rest of your life.

My beloved, I am making fun of this but people who have this sense that they did something so bad that they could not possibly really be spiritual often feel they could not possibly approach the ascended masters, for we would surely condemn you as you condemn yourself. How many times have we told you now that we do not look at you as you look at yourself? We do not condemn you as you condemn yourself.

What I want to say here is this: “Do not ever, my beloved, assume that an ascended master would condemn you for anything you have done.” We have only one desire—to set you free. We are willing to help you be free of anything from your past.

The rest of this dictation, along with an invocation based on the dictation, is found in the book: Fulfilling Your Divine Plan.

Copyright © 2018 Kim Michaels

You are not on earth to solve problems

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Ascended Master MORE through Kim Michaels, May 19, 2018. This dictation was given at a conference in Holland.

I AM the Ascended Master MORE and it is my joy to address you and give you a teaching that may seem a little difficult and a little heavy to you. Nevertheless, it is important for your grasping of what your Divine plan is all about and how to implement it.

An unbalanced approach to your Divine plan

My beloved, Mother Mary raised the question of why we have not given more teachings on your Divine plan earlier. She, of course, partly answered the question but I want to bring out another facet. In a previous dispensation we gave more teachings on the Divine plan and we put more emphasis on it. We said that people had to balance their karma, they had a sacred labor they had to fulfill. What we saw in many cases was that when people heard about this concept, they went into a quite unbalanced reaction. Now, I am not saying this to in any way criticize anyone. What I am seeking to point out here is that many students, especially in previous decades, when they heard about the concept of a Divine plan, they became very enthusiastic about carrying it out.

There is, of course, nothing inherently wrong with enthusiasm. You need a certain amount of enthusiasm on the spiritual path. On the other hand, you have the old saying that: “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” I can also say that the vehicle that takes you to hell is fueled by overly enthusiastic intentions.

Many, many people have taken our teachings in an unbalanced way and used them to bring themselves into a state that they would see as quite positive because they are just being eager, anxious, determined, blue-ray and blue-flame and they are not letting anything stand in the way of the fulfillment of their Divine plan. In a sense, it is as if you have one of these rallies that goes through the countryside where you are supposed to get to a certain destination. These students get so eager that they jump into the rally car and they step on the accelerator and they are speeding down the road with the gravel spraying to all sides of the car, but they have not brought the map that will bring them to their destination. They are so focused on moving as fast as possible that they have not even considered where they are going and how to actually get there.

We have said before that one of the big problems with ascended master students is that you have a correct vision of what needs to happen, or at least that a change needs to happen, but you do not have the correct vision of the how—of how this can be brought about. One of the reasons we have not given more teachings about the Divine plan in this dispensation is that we have been more careful, taken more time to gradually build up to where you have the understanding and the practical tools in the form of the invocations and the books where you can actually deal with the opposition. Of course, you also have the practical tools to deal with whatever it is in your psychology that causes an unbalanced reaction. I am not specifically speaking to those of you who are here but also to many other people who might find this teaching and maybe even hear about a Divine plan for the first time.

The primal self and imbalance

It is important to be aware that when you first find an ascended master teaching, and especially when you hear about the concept of the Divine plan, (but also about the concept of a golden age and how to change the earth) it is not uncommon that people take this in an imbalanced way. What is the imbalance exactly? Well, that is to a large degree an individual matter so it depends on your psychology. What it really depends on is the primal self you created in response to the original birth trauma that you experienced, most likely in your first embodiment (sometimes it was not in the first but in one of the following).

When you experienced that trauma, there were, of course, certain feelings, certain thoughts about this. This often caused you to create a certain self that is looking for some way, so to speak, to even the score, to compensate, to set things right because of the birth trauma you received. In other words, this self is saying: “The fallen beings did this to me, I want to even the score, I want to . . . [whatever it may be individually].” You want to do something to them, with them or you want to see something happen to them that, so to speak, evens the score and you feel like they got what they deserved. This can cause some of you to become, as I said, overly enthusiastic about changing the world. In many cases, this has caused some students to go into a period where they are focused on the outer things.

One thing many people have done is, of course, to become very eager at giving decrees, giving hours and hours of decrees—in the old dispensation, going to services several times a week and giving hours of decrees there. They thought that they had to do this in order to change the world, to bind the fallen beings, to balance the karma and change the world for Saint Germain. Therefore, they had no need and no time or attention to work on their psychology. Of course, you can go back and you can say: “Well, they did this because of what was said in dictations or at least how what was said in dictations was interpreted in the organizational culture.”

This is true, but again, as we have now said several times, we must look at a certain group of people at a certain time, see what they are ready for, give them that, sometimes even give them something to such an extreme that they will eventually have had enough of it and start looking beyond it. There were some people at the time who were not ready but some of them were not willing to look at their own psychology. We gave them this outer environment where they had the perfect excuse for not looking at their psychology because they had to give all these decrees.

On the other hand, there were so many things said about what decrees needed to be given that if you followed all of them, twenty-four hours a day was not enough. This was an attempt on our part to say: “Well, we can’t reach them, we can’t make them see what they need to see, so let us then give them so much that it eventually becomes too much and hopefully some of them, at least, will step back and find a more balanced approach.” Some, indeed, did so and some did not—and that is unfortunately what we have to accept. We cannot reach everybody with any teaching.

A higher sense of proportion

My point here is that in today’s age and in your dispensation, you have a different level of teaching. You have much more emphasis on your personal growth, on the resolution and healing of your psychology and these past traumas that we have recently told you about.

This means that you have the potential to take a much more balanced approach, just as Mother Mary has already mentioned. I want to go into this a little more. The true goal of the ascended masters is not to produce specific outer changes on earth. You may say: “But does that not contradict the teachings about Saint Germain’s Golden Age where he wants to improve all aspects of life on earth and bring forth a higher level of civilization?” Well, yes and no, my beloved. From an outer, linear perspective it may seem to contradict but even Saint Germain has said himself that his main goal for the Golden Age is actually to raise people’s consciousness, not to bring these specific outer things into manifestation. He is using the outer things as a tool for raising people’s consciousness and they are not an end in themselves.

You have to recognize here that we have given you the concept that the earth is not a natural planet. We have told you that there are billions of other planets in the universe that are at the level of being natural planets and therefore not having all of the fear-based manifestations you see on earth. As Mother Mary hinted at, there are actually billions of planets that have accelerated, where the inhabitants have accelerated the planet, to a level that is so far beyond earth that most people could scarcely fathom it.

You have to recognize that we of the ascended masters, as a broad group of beings, are, of course, very well aware that most planets are at a higher level. Now, of course, those of us who have chosen to stay with earth and work with earth are not so focused on these higher planets but we know that they exist. We have interactions with the ascended masters who are working with these planets and even the ones who have the overall vision for the entire material universe and how that universe evolves. This means that we have a sense of proportion that you do not often have on earth when you are in embodiment.

Many people on earth are very focused on earth and, of course, many people think it is the only inhabited planet. Many Christians think it must be a very important planet to God, many New Age and spiritual people think it is important because it makes them important because they are here and so forth and so on.

What I wish to give you is a little bit of the sense of proportion that we have as ascended masters. When you step back and look at the entire material universe, you know from science how there are billions of galaxies, billions of suns, billions of solar systems, billions of planets that could potentially have life. I tell you, what science has discovered of the so-called earth-like planets is only a fraction of the planets that have life. You are looking for planets that have the same type of life that you have on earth. There are, of course, many other types of life that are, so to speak, not carbon-based but are based on other chemical elements that are therefore not visible to the physical senses and the sense-based scientific instruments you have on earth. That is why you cannot see life on Venus even though we have told you that there is life on Venus. The same goes for many other planets throughout the universe.

When you step back, look from this broader perspective, you are clearly seeing that the vast majority of the planets are accelerating very quickly. The inhabitants there are in a positive spiral, a self-reinforcing positive spiral. As they interact with the ascended masters, as they raise their consciousness, the masters can give them more light and then they can accelerate themselves even more and this becomes a positive upward spiral. There is a relatively small number of planets that are like earth. How do we, then (when we have this broader perspective) look at earth? Of course, we look at the earth as clearly not being one of these planets that have gone into a self-reinforcing, accelerating spiral. There is an upward spiral on earth but it has not become self-reinforcing because there has not been a critical mass of the inhabitants who are in physical embodiment who have gone into raising their consciousness. Earth is largely being pulled up by the rest of the universe, by the ascended masters and by the few people in embodiment who are raising their consciousness.

The rest of this dictation, along with an invocation based on the dictation, is found in the book: Fulfilling Your Divine Plan.

Copyright © 2018 Kim Michaels

Overcoming the fear of being wrong

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Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels, May 19, 2018. This dictation was given at a conference in Holland.

I am the Ascended Master Mother Mary, and I wish to build upon the teachings I gave you in my previous discourse. I had you go through the exercise of envisioning that you were raised up to our level, looking at the earth, looking at all the different groups of people and how they were all in a certain state of consciousness. They had certain blocks in their four lower bodies that could make it difficult for us to reach their conscious minds with a message. I also had you look at yourself and how you made your Divine plan from a higher state of consciousness than you had when you came into embodiment. What I wish to move on to here is the realization that there is a fundamental difficulty in what we are doing here, in the sense that we are giving a teaching about how to discover and implement your Divine plan. We are, of course, having to give it in general terms so that it applies to many different people.

You have to recognize that when you make your Divine plan, this is a completely individual process. You are meeting with your ascended teachers and guides and we together are looking at your lifestream. We are looking at other lifestreams that you have ties to, whether karmic or other ties and we are making an individual plan for you. Now, naturally, we cannot in a discourse like this, give each of you your individual Divine plan. What you need to do is use the general teaching to discover your individual Divine plan—and how can you do this?

You can do it only from within, my beloved. Now, I know that there are many, many spiritual people in the world who have a genuine desire to know what is the purpose for their life, whether they call it a Divine plan or something else. Probably, you may have done it yourself, or you may know people who have gone to various kinds of psychics, oracles, astrologers, tarot card readers, whatever you have, in order to get somebody to give you some kind of directions that are, what we might say, unmistakable to your outer mind in the sense that you can hear them. My beloved, based on this, you could say: “Well, when we have a sponsored messenger, why don’t we simply have the messenger give a reading from the ascended masters to each person for ten or fifteen minutes, telling them about their Divine plan?”

Now, aside from the time issue, this could theoretically be done. As we allow you to ask questions that we answer, we could as well give these kinds of readings for people individually. You understand, my beloved, that if we did this, it would actually defeat part of the purpose of your Divine plan. That is why we do not encourage you, when you come to this level of the spiritual path, to go to anybody and ask them to tell you what you should do, who you are, how you should behave, what is your Divine plan and your purpose, your past lives or this or that. This belongs at a certain level of spirituality.

I do not condemn anyone for going into this, but I want to point out to you that the teaching we are giving here is not for that level of spirituality. We may call it the level where people are sort of seeking some kind of excitement, some kind of interest beyond their daily lives, some kind of almost entertainment. We could call it “entertainment spirituality” but we do not want to sound negative or in any way critical because people must take what road they need to take. Hopefully, gradually, they raise their consciousness. What I am pointing out to you is that those of you who are open to this teaching, you have raised your consciousness beyond the level where you need this. Therefore, you need to recognize something very simple. As I said last night, in your current lifetime you came in at a certain level of consciousness. Now, I warned you against being too attached to the linear mind but, of course, we have given you a linear teaching that there are 144 levels of consciousness possible on earth.

What it means to shift your consciousness

Let us, just for the sake of example, say that someone came in at the 67th level and they have the potential to reach the 120th level in this lifetime. This may seem like a big leap in consciousness but for many of you who are at this level of the path, it is not actually a big leap. There are some of you that might come in close to the 96th level and actually have the potential to go to the 144th level in this lifetime, not all of you but some of you. You do not need to worry about where you are at, as such. I am giving an example here that you come in at a certain level and you have the potential to rise to a higher level. The entire purpose of your Divine plan is to take you through a series of inner insights, resolution of psychology and outer experiences that facilitate this growth in consciousness, from the lowest level to the highest potential.

What does it take to actually shift your consciousness? Well, my beloved, if you had some outside personal authority reveal to you that this is your Divine plan, this is what you are supposed to do, would that shift your consciousness? It would not! Being told by some authority figure what you are supposed to do and then trying to do it, is not going to shift your consciousness. The other thing is, even if you were told that in your Divine plan you are supposed to become a nuclear scientist and make a new discovery that will change the energy production on earth, you might with the outer mind decide to study nuclear physics and have this goal in mind, but I can guarantee you that you would not be able to make the discovery.

In order to make a certain discovery, or in order to even realize what are the higher levels of your personal Divine plan, you need to shift your consciousness upwards. That is why, discovering your Divine plan is not something you can do in one step. It is a gradual process that will be ongoing for your entire lifetime. You see, my beloved, you are at the 67th level when you come in, well you may have a potential to reach the 120th level but that is not your concern when you are at the early stages of your path.

Let us say you discover the spiritual path when you are 18 and in the meantime you may have grown a little bit beyond the 67th level so you are now at the 70th level. Your main concern is not to reach the 120th level, your main concern is to reach the 71st level. Then, when you go there, to reach the 72nd level and so on. What I am saying here is something that many of you may not have thought about but which you actually all know, when you really think about it. Knowing and understanding a spiritual teaching is not the same as shifting your consciousness.

It is possible to intellectually, with the linear, analytical mind, know and understand a spiritual teaching but you have not actually shifted from the 70th to the 71st level. Only when you do shift your mind, will you be able to see and implement the next level of your Divine plan. You see what I am saying here. It is a matter of you realizing that discovering and implementing your Divine plan is an interactive process that is ongoing for your entire lifetime.

No need to panic

That is why some of you may look back at your lives and you are all wondering: “Have I followed my Divine plan, did I do something wrong, what about that relationship where I was in love with that person but the relationship never came about. Does that mean that an important aspect of my Divine plan has now been aborted because this didn’t happen? Or what because I made this mistake when I was young or I didn’t get this education or I didn’t get that job?” You can go into almost a state of panic. You understand that it is not our purpose to give you the concept of your Divine plan in order to get you to go into a state of stress and panic about it.

You need to recognize here that you can look back at your life and you can say: “Have I followed my Divine plan?” I would say: “Have you shifted your consciousness from when you came into embodiment to your present level?” All of you have, so I would say: “Well then you have certainly followed your Divine plan.” You may not have shifted your consciousness as much as you could do. Our whole purpose for giving you this teaching is, of course, to get you to shift your consciousness to the point where you can catch up to where you ideally would have been if you had made the maximum progress. Some of you may be lagging a little bit behind where you could have been, but you can quickly catch up by applying the teachings we are giving you. Also, do not get yourself into the expectation that if you use the teaching we are giving you (in this workbook), then one day in six months or a year, you will have the full vision of your Divine plan appear to you while angels are playing trumpets in the background.

As I said, you will not see the fullness of your Divine plan at any point in your life until you are ready to go out of embodiment. Then, you will see the last phase of it. You always see it in stages. Why is this? Because, as I said, the purpose of your Divine plan is to shift your consciousness higher. How do you shift your consciousness, my beloved?

No instant salvation

Here is something that many, many, many spiritual people have misunderstood. Many people think that in order to come up to a higher level of the spiritual path (however they explain it, however they express it in words), it is a matter of getting this understanding. Then, when you have the full understanding, when you have this absolute truth, this magnificent spiritual teaching, then “poof” you will be enlightened.

My beloved, if you look at the entire spiritual or New Age movement, the majority of the people out there are still waiting for that “poof” and it never comes. Shifting your consciousness from the 70th to the 71st level is not a matter of receiving some ultimate insight. Even if you knew and intellectually understood everything, how would you shift your consciousness? You actually shift your consciousness by using the level of consciousness you have but using it in a higher way so you transcend that level of consciousness.

Do you understand what I am saying? You cannot shift from the 70th to the 71st level by seeking some ultimate insight. You need an insight that you can grasp with the 70th level but it will take you to the next level up. It is not an ultimate insight or understanding. So many people are chasing that ultimate insight. They keep chasing it and chasing it, and they go from teacher to guru and guru to teacher and they are hoping that this person now has that ultimate insight, the 10th insight, the 11th insight, the 99th insight or whatever they go for. My beloved, that is not how you grow on the path.

If you knew every aspect of your Divine plan, if it was told to you, it would most likely prevent you from implementing your Divine plan because, as I said, the main aspect of your Divine plan is actually the shift in consciousness. You shift by using the knowledge and insight you have at a given level but being willing to look beyond it and then getting that intuitive insight that takes you to the higher level. It is not a matter of understanding because, as we have said before, when you understand something, you are looking at it from a distance. You only shift your consciousness when you actually have that intuitive, mystical, holistic, all-encompassing experience. What actually happens is, my beloved, that at the 70th level, you are experiencing yourself a certain way. Then, something happens that challenges the way you look at things at the 70th level. It challenges what you feel comfortable with at the 70th level. Then, when you are still willing to look at this, even though there is a certain part of your ego that is uncomfortable with the teaching, that is when you have the inner, intuitive experience where you experience the reality of it. As you do this, you are shifting the way you experience yourself a little bit and now you are at the 71st level. It is not an intellectual process, it is an intuitive process. It is a process of shifting your identity, not increasing your mental understanding.

The rest of this dictation, along with an invocation based on the dictation, is found in the book: Fulfilling Your Divine Plan.

Copyright © 2018 Kim Michaels

How you make your Divine plan

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Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels, May 18, 2018. This dictation was given at a conference in Holland.

I AM the Ascended Master Mother Mary, and it is my great joy to open this gathering for the purpose of teaching you about what we have called your Divine plan.

“What’s in a name?” as the Bard said. Well, whenever we give a concept, we, of course, face the reality that we have to use words in order to communicate these ideas that are truly beyond words. We also face the reality, that not very many people think about, which is that words are interpreted differently by different people, depending on their background, their culture and their individual psychology.

When we give a name, such as a “Divine plan,” well it cannot necessarily reach everybody because some people will have a prejudice against the idea. They will not be open to even hearing more about the concept because they have a reaction to the word “divine” or they have a reaction to the word “plan.” It causes their minds to go into this state, that is so common on earth, where you reject without truly considering with an open mind and heart what is hiding behind the words, what is being said that is beyond the words.

Focus on one of the four lower bodies

I wish to give you a little bit of a view of how it is for us as ascended masters. Now, I want you to imagine that you, with your present level of consciousness, were transported to wherever you see us residing—whether it be in a higher energetic realm or however you can conceive of it. You are transported to the level where we reside and you are now with us, looking down at the earth. You see what you may never have considered, or at least what most people have never considered. You see how many different types and groups of people there are on the earth. You now see that which you cannot see with your physical sight but you can see this from our level: How all of these groups of people are in a certain state of consciousness. You see what you already know: Each person has an individual psychology, an individual state of consciousness made up by their four lower bodies. You see how people have a physical level of the mind, an emotional level of the mind, a mental level and an identity level.

Now, you see that each human being, of course, has what we have called the conscious mind. You see that each human being has the conscious mind focused in one of its four lower bodies. For some people it is the physical body they are mostly focused on. Other people pay more attention to their emotions and live their entire lives in their emotions. Others are focused on the mental realm and are always thinking and analyzing, and a few are more focused in their identity bodies or their identity minds.

You see that when we give a teaching, one of the goals of that teaching is to reach the person’s conscious mind and cause the person to have a conscious insight, a conscious revelation, an “Aha experience,” if you will. This causes them to shift their consciousness so that they see something they did not see before and they have a broader, more mature view of life or of their personal situation. Therefore, they can shift into doing things they could not do before: overcoming certain emotional patterns, overcoming certain mental patterns or even shifting their identity to a higher level.

In order to do this, we need to give a teaching that reaches people’s conscious minds, we need to somehow, from our level, penetrate through to people’s conscious minds. Now, you also see that in order for us to reach a specific person’s conscious mind, the ideas and concepts we give have to pass through those of the four lower bodies that are above where a person’s conscious mind is focused. If a person is focused in the emotional level, our ideas have to penetrate the identity and mental minds of that person before they can reach the conscious mind. It may even have to penetrate some aspect of the emotional mind.

Now, you see that each person has certain filters, certain barriers, certain beliefs, certain attitudes, certain emotions that might actually block the ideas we are releasing from reaching the person’s conscious mind. Mind you, this is not simply a matter of the person hearing, finding or reading the ideas. It is entirely possible that a person can read a book that contains our ideas but as the person is reading the words, the higher levels of the mind of that person are blocking, are filtering out, the concepts from really reaching the person’s conscious mind, connecting and having an impact. In other words, the person is reading the words but is not truly absorbing them, connecting to them, grasping them.

Limits to understanding

I am deliberately not saying “understanding” because it is not just a matter of understanding; it is a matter of truly connecting to the idea so that it shifts your consciousness. Too many people focus on understanding and that is because many of the people who have found the spiritual path are focused in the mental mind. They are focused on understanding an idea but there are many, many examples of people who have a great intellectual understanding of spiritual concepts but it does not shift their consciousness. That is because they have not truly connected, they have not actually had an intuitive experience of the idea. It is blocked by their mental mind’s desire to understand the idea, to categorize and label it so that the mental mind can put it in a nice little file folder in the database where it feels like it has the idea under control.

My beloved, it is not a matter of having an idea under control because if your ego and your mental mind feels that it has a spiritual idea under control, how is that idea going to shift your consciousness? It will just be filed away as something you know and understand at an intellectual level and it does not shift your consciousness.

If you could see what I have now told you, you would see that there are many, many people on earth that are completely unreachable for the ideas we can bring forth from our level. You will also see that there are many, many people who are actually open to a spiritual teaching, who are maybe even open to an esoteric, metaphysical, New Age or even an ascended master teaching. They still have so many prejudices, filters, preconceived opinions and ideas they are not willing to question, that it is very difficult for us to come up with an idea, to formulate an idea in words, that can actually reach these people’s conscious minds.

If you were to see this with your present level of consciousness, it is very likely that you would be so shocked that you would feel almost hopeless and discouraged because what could you actually say that can reach people? Some of you will even have the experience of knowing people that you have attempted to tell about what you believe. You also run into the limitations of the words so that whatever you say does not connect to the peoples’ conscious minds, does not really shift them.

Why the masters are not discouraged

If you could see the situation that we face, you would, with your present level of consciousness, most likely feel discouraged. Now, I am, of course, not giving you this teaching in order to make you feel discouraged because we do not have your present level of consciousness, we have ascended. There are two aspects of this that I wish to bring to your attention.

The first one is that we have, of course, truly integrated and experienced the reality of free will and therefore, we have no desire to change other people against their free will. We have actually accepted, as we have even said in some of our latest books, that when you consider that the earth is an educational institution that is meant to give certain people the experiences they desire, then we have no frustration about working with earth.

Now, you may go back, if you are familiar with previous ascended master dispensations, and you may be able to actually find dictations where there, even in the wording or in the vibration of the wording, could be detected a certain sense of frustration or impatience on behalf of the ascended masters. You may even go back and find some of the early dictations given in this dispensation where you can find that sense. I wish to make you aware here that if you detect such a vibration in an ascended master dictation, then that frustration, that vibration, came from the three higher bodies of the messenger. There is no other explanation when you are talking about a sponsored messenger because we, of course, do not have any frustration. If we had any kind of frustration about working with earth, we would have long ago experienced what you on earth call “burn-out.” I can assure you that this phenomenon does not exist in the ascended realm. An ascended master does not go down with stress, does not have a nervous breakdown.

We have ascended because we have overcome the desire to change people against their free will. It is true, of course, that there are many phenomena on earth that we would like to see changed because they obviously cause people to suffer. You should not reason based on that and say that we are impatient or frustrated because these conditions have not been changed. You realize that from our perspective, we do not have any kind of frustration. Therefore, we are, of course, not feeling discouraged. We are working with people and we are in acceptance of the fact that every human being has free will and therefore has the right to be in their present state of consciousness.

The rest of this dictation, along with an invocation based on the dictation, is found in the book: Fulfilling Your Divine Plan.

Copyright © 2018 Kim Michaels

Self-Actualizing by Self-Emptying

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Ascended Master Saint Germain through Kim Michaels, February 11, 2018.

I AM the Ascended Master Saint Germain, Chohan of the Seventh Ray. It is not my intention here to in any way imply that what you have received from beloved Nada is not enough to prepare you for the course you will take under me and the Seventh Ray. However, I wish to give you some time to internalize not only what you have learned from Nada but a few additional ideas so that you can be prepared in the best possible way to receive the instructions I will give you.

My intention with the seven levels of initiation you will go through in my retreat is that I will prepare you to master what has sometimes been called the “Art of Precipitation,” or even what some have called “Alchemy.” It is the art of bringing into the physical what you desire to bring into the physical.

Now my beloved, there are books and teachings on this floating around in the world. There is a certain group of people out there in the world who are very focused on this idea that you can precipitate something. For many of them, this is based on a primitive vision where they think that precipitation means that you can manifest gold, jewels or money out of thin air, so to speak.

I know that not many of these people will be willing to go through the course that you have gone through under the previous six Chohans in order to prepare yourself to learn how to precipitate. Nevertheless, I do also know that among ascended master students most of you are still having some unrealistic expectations or ideas about what it means to perform alchemy or to precipitate. I wish to give you a few ideas here that can prepare you for the initiations you will go through as you join me in the Cave of Symbols for the final level of this course in self-mastery.

Monitor your waking dreams

Now my beloved, Nada has prepared you very well by giving you some of the teachings on the compensatory mechanisms and the escape mechanisms. I simply wish to direct what she has given you into focusing on a specific topic. It is my hope that you will use the time you have between completing Nada’s course to when you begin my course, to contemplate these ideas so that you can begin to internalize not only what I am saying but what Nada has been saying. Therefore, you can overcome some of the illusions that will make it very difficult, if not impossible, for you to follow the instructions I will give you.

When you take what Nada has said about the compensatory mechanism and about the escape mechanism, I wish to direct this to the topic of dreams. I am not here talking about the dreams you have at night. This is not a Freudian course in interpreting your dreams. I am talking about the dreams you have in your waking consciousness. Some may call them daydreams others may call them higher visions or more long-term dreams. They may relate to what kind of life you would like to have, what kind of life you would like to manifest, what are your spiritual goals, what is the goal you see for society even in the Golden Age of Saint Germain? These are the kinds of dreams or visions that I am focusing on.

Naturally, it should not be difficult for you to see here that many of the people who have focused on precipitating the kind of life they want, have done this based on a certain daydream that they had. If you will bother to look out there at what people say about precipitation, many of them are focused about getting rich because they think that this will solve all of their problems. Well my beloved, there are indeed some psychologists who have done some very scientific studies that show that when people do get rich, they do not actually get happier, at least not after an initial period of euphoria. What you quickly realize, as an ascended master student, is that many of the people out there who engage in this process of precipitation, whether they are using treasure maps or other techniques, they come from a very self-focused level of seeking to overcome a sense of lack.

Consider what you really want

Now my beloved, it is impossible for you to precipitate what you truly want if you are coming from a sense of lack. This is a statement that needs to be qualified. I know very well that you can go out there and find books and courses from people who have set themselves up as experts on manifesting the life you want, manifesting riches. You can find examples of people who are saying: “Well, I became rich by adopting a positive mental attitude and so can you.” If you have ever looked more closely, you will see that some of these authors who have written best-selling books about how to get rich, they have become rich by selling their books to those who are not rich but who are dreaming about becoming rich. Obviously my beloved, their scheme worked for them but it is not going to work for everybody because everybody cannot become rich by telling everybody else how to become rich. This I trust is obvious. It is in essence a kind of pyramid scheme and as all pyramid schemes, it can only keep rolling as long as enough people believe in it.

My beloved, the reality here is that many people begin the process of alchemy or precipitation with some very unrealistic dreams about what they want to manifest. I know you can find many people who have not set themselves up as experts, but are still saying that they created a treasure map, they put a picture on there with the exact house they wanted and within a certain amount of time that house manifested for them. I am not denying that this can take place but you need to recognize here that you are an ascended master student. You have followed this course for six levels, you have really made an effort to raise your consciousness.

Is what you really want to precipitate a fancy house and lots of money to travel or whatever most people dream about? I think not. What I am asking you to do here is that between you finishing the course under Nada and beginning the course under me, you consider your dreams, your visions. What is it you really want, what is it you really desire?

The hierarchy of human needs

Naturally, we have spoken before about the psychologist Maslow who came up with a pyramid, the hierarchy of human needs. You will know, I am sure, that at the very top level of the pyramid are the self-actualization needs. Many of the people that I talked about earlier (who have either written books or who have done treasure mapping), they will say that they are working on their self-actualization needs. In a sense, we could say that this is correct because there are lower self-actualization needs and higher self-actualization needs.

You understand, my beloved, that the physical universe is to some degree – to some degree – functioning as a realm of wish-fulfillment. What you see in some of the more affluent nations is that more and more people are acquiring a high degree of material affluence. If you could look back at these lifestreams, you would see that in many past lifetimes they had been very poor. Indeed, even a hundred years ago, the majority of the population even in these countries were very poor.

You could say that when you look at the evolution of a certain lifestream, you can see that if a soul has experienced being poor for many lifetimes, it actually needs to go through at least one embodiment (perhaps even more) where it has material affluence. You could say that this is a legitimate desire, a legitimate need of that lifestream and therefore it is part of the lifestream’s process of self-actualization. You could say that some of the books that are out there, some of the techniques that are out there, are not necessarily invalid. It is possible for people to use some of these techniques to manifest what they want, such as material affluence.

I do not want to in any way go into some criticism about the offerings that are out there. I only want to put out to you that you are an ascended master student. You have risen quite high in consciousness compared to the average person. The question is: “Do you still need to manifest material affluence or some other physical desire or are you ready to step up to the higher self-actualization needs?” You see my beloved, as even Maslow was well aware, self-actualization really is not about wish-fulfillment or getting everything you want in the physical world.

Self-actualization is about developing your “self,” which means, first of all, raising your consciousness. Maslow was quite well aware of this. He, of course, would not have used the terminology that we use in terms of the path to Christhood or rising towards the 144th level of consciousness and making your ascension, but he was quite aware of the process of personal growth. Of course, if you are ready to start the initiations under me on the Seventh Ray, then you are also ready to begin your higher self-actualization needs. Therefore, what I am asking you to do is to spend some time, before you start the course under me, to consider what remnants you still have of these lower self-actualization needs.

The rest of this dictation is found in the book: The Mystical Initiations of Peace.

Copyright © 2018 Kim Michaels

An Escape from Escapism

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Ascended Master Nada through Kim Michaels, January 24, 2018.

I AM the Ascended Master Nada, and I welcome you with great joy to this final level of the initiations in my retreat. I would like to begin by looking at what I said about human relationships in my last lesson. You recognize, when you step back from this, that the vast majority (and I am talking over ninety-nine percent) of human relationships are based on, driven by, controlled by internal spirits in all of the people involved in the relationship. You can look at many families and you can see that their interaction is completely driven by these internal spirits that they have built, perhaps even over several lifetimes. There is very rarely, if ever, in the course of one lifetime this moment of clarity where the people are relating to each other directly, openly, without these filters.

You will see in many love relationships that when two people first meet and fall in love, they may have a period where they are able to be open with each other. Then, as the relationship moves into a more settled pattern, the internal spirits begin to take over. Naturally, as an ascended master student, you can look at this and you can say: “I do not want the rest of my life to be driven by these internal spirits, where I’m constantly reacting to the internal spirits of other people through the internal spirits in my own being.” Naturally, you want to make an effort and use the tools we have given you to rise above these internal spirits that you have regarding your relationship to other people.

Freedom from internal pressure

You can then take this one step further and look at: “What is my relationship to the ascended masters, to the spiritual path? Is the way I have approached the spiritual path so far also affected by internal spirits?” Of course, it is to some degree. I said in my last discourse that I would like to set you free from all pressures you have regarding being an ascended master student on the path to the ascension. If you will step back and look at yourself honestly, you will see that you have certain tensions about what you should or should not do as an ascended master student.

We have seen examples in the past where an organization sponsored by the ascended masters had built a collective culture that was very much based on a set of outer rules for what one should or should not do as a member of that organization. This resulted in the entire organization being enveloped in a collective spirit of judging each other where people were constantly judging each other based on these outer criteria. You see the same thing in many religious organizations but you see it also in political organizations and other types of settings, including, of course, families. You see that there is this tendency in the world to set up a standard for how one should behave as a member of a particular group and then to judge those who do not fall in line with the collective expectation or standard.

My beloved, you have free will and I respect your free will. You are, of course, allowed to continue your present pattern of relating to the ascended masters in a certain way through a certain internal spirit that is created based on a collective spirit. However, if you want to continue basing your relationship to spiritual teachers on such internal spirits and collective spirits, I have a request for you. Please leave us, the ascended masters, out of your little mind games. Please find some other teacher with whom you can play these games because we are not interested in playing these games with you.

We have now reached a point in this course where we collectively are confronting you with the need to step beyond these games. Stop relating to us through any and all of these human games that are often inspired by the fallen beings. Build a more direct personal relationship where you approach us with the open and innocent mind of a child and do not look at us through these filters. There are, of course, many such collective spirits and internal spirits that people have created in relation to the teacher, to authority figures and to other people. We have given you the tools in this course to come to see them, to identify them, to rise above them.

I am asking you, as a result of completing this level of the course, to take some time before you start the seventh level under Saint Germain to look at your relationship to ascended masters, look at the internal spirits you have relating to us and be willing to make an effort to dismiss those spirits. I am doing this because it is the goal of these first six of the Chohans to prepare you for the initiations you will receive from Saint Germain. These initiations will relate very much to how you can exercise your co-creative abilities. In order to fully exercise your co-creative abilities, you naturally need to have overcome these illusions at the lower levels of consciousness that prevent you from being fully creative because you think that the only way to be creative is to express yourself through some internal spirit.

You cannot – obviously – be truly creative if you are trying to be creative through an internal spirit. You are truly creative only when you are so free of internal spirits that there is an opening for the Light of your I AM Presence to shine through you and drive your creative efforts. As Jesus said: “I can of my own self (the lower self, the four lower bodies) do nothing. It is the Father (the I AM Presence) within me who is doing the work.”

A special version of the flight response

As my final step on your path, I will talk about another mechanism that has been identified by psychologists. I have already talked about the mechanism of how you want to avoid certain things, the magical thinking where you think you are the center of the universe and you take everything personally. What I want to talk about now is the mechanism that psychologists have called the fight-or-flight response.

Now, if you look at many people today in the world, you can see that their interactions with other human beings is very much based on the fight response. People are very, very sensitive and they take everything personally so it takes very little for them to feel attacked by others. When they feel attacked by others, then they feel fully justified in going into a defense response where they fight back. They are defending themselves by attacking the other person. You will see many, many times in arguments where one person says something that makes the other person feel attacked. Now, the second person attacks back and the argument keeps rolling until both of them run out of energy (for the time being) and they go their separate ways. Many times, they come back later and continue the argument when they have gathered enough energy to do so.

My beloved, this is, of course, driven by internal spirits and by some very powerful collective spirits. What I need you to recognize here is that you are a spiritual person, you have been a spiritual person for many lifetimes. Many of you who are following this course have been on a spiritual path for most of the 2,000-year period in which Jesus gave his teachings about turning the other cheek, loving your enemies, doing unto others what you want them to do onto you. You have followed the outer teachings of Christianity to the best of your ability and you have attempted to overcome this fight response that is so built into the psychology of many people on earth. This fight response, of course, is caused by an external spirit that goes very, very far back in the history of this planet and therefore has grown very strong. It has been reinforced over and over again and is being reinforced today by the many people who act this way.

Many of you have, over the past 2,000 years, made an effort to free yourself from this tendency. However, because the teachings of Jesus were distorted and perverted and because so many things were left out, you have not necessarily always been able to do this in the way Jesus intended. Jesus, of course, intended you to walk the path of Christhood under him directly during these past 2,000 years. Many of you have not been able to find such a path because the outer teachings of Jesus were so distorted and because mystical esoteric movements were suppressed by Christianity.

You need to recognize here that it is a sort of instinctual response that when you are faced with aggression from other people, you either go into a fight mode or a flight mode. Now, there is, of course, a Christhood-based alternative to both of these, but when you do not have the path to Christhood, you often cannot see how you can, so to speak, respond in a more direct way to aggression. Therefore, most of you have gone into this tendency to feel that you should never show aggression, you should always turn the other cheek, do unto others and avoid being aggressive when you are exposed to aggression.

Now, based on your outer knowledge, the outer knowledge that was available after the creation of the distorted Christian churches, this was a reasonable and practical response. You could do little else. It has been constructive for you to, so to speak, discipline yourself not to react with aggression, not to respond in kind. However, you need to recognize that when you cannot be direct in response to aggression, it is almost inevitable that you switch and go into the flight response. The flight response is, of course, where you seek to get away from the condition that is difficult or unbearable to you. You seek to get away from the aggressor. This has partly set up the avoidance patterns I talked about in my last discourse but there is more to it.

An escape offered by fallen beings

Now my beloved, if you look at the 144 levels of consciousness, then you can say that the teachings that Jesus gave 2,000 years ago, the outer teachings that are recorded in the scriptures, were truly given for people who were not too far below the 48th level. They were given in order to help people quickly rise to the 48th level and then begin the path of rising towards the 96th level. What you realize here is that for each of the steps from the 48th level of consciousness to the 96th level of consciousness, there is a certain illusion that needs to be overcome. There is a certain collective spirit that needs to be overcome and in your being there is an internal spirit that needs to be overcome.

For each of these levels this presents you with a certain challenge. When you are at, say the 48th level of consciousness, you are looking at life through a certain filter. This means that when you are exposed to a certain action from another person, you might tend to look at this as an aggressive action. This means that at the 48th level, there is a certain fight-or-flight response that is normal for this level. At the 48th level, if you go into the fight response, you might take a certain aggressive action based on you feeling a certain anger. You are very likely to defend yourself even against physical attack.

When you now have adopted the outlook of Jesus that you should avoid physical aggression (you should turn the other cheek, you should be non-aggressive) what do you then do? You go into the flight response that is normal at the 48th level. There is nothing else you can do. This is not said to blame you; this is what we all did. What you need to recognize here is that the fallen beings are very clever. I have said that they like to create a certain division in your psyche. They like to get people to a point where they are out of control of their lives, where their minds are completely chaotic. Therefore, the fallen beings, at any moment, can stir them into being angry or reacting in other unbalanced ways. There are people who come to a point where they simply refuse to play this game, at least in its extreme forms. What do the fallen beings do for such people? Well, if they cannot get people to go into the fight response, then they are very clever at getting people to go into the flight response.

This means that the fallen beings on the one hand present you with an unpleasant aggressive condition that you seemingly cannot escape on the physical. Since they cannot get you to fight back, they offer you an escape from the condition, they offer you some form of escape from the condition that they have created. As I said, some people tend to go into the fight response. They are trapped by the fallen beings in this pattern of aggression in response to aggression. Those who break this pattern, who transcend this pattern and refuse to respond to aggression with aggression, they then are (very often without realizing it) going into the escape that the fallen beings offer them at their level of consciousness. What I am telling you here is that if you look at the levels of consciousness from the 48th to the 96th level (and for that matter the levels of consciousness below the 48th level), you will see that for each level there is a certain escape mechanism whereby you can escape what you at that level feel you cannot stand, you cannot deal with.

You cannot fight it; you cannot live with being exposed to it all the time so you are looking for a way out, a way to get away from it. Now, where are these escape mechanisms? Well, many of them are in the physical. You can see, for example (which I trust should be easy) that drugs and alcohol are some of the primary physical escape mechanisms. There are also other physical escape mechanisms where people, for example, as you saw in the Middle Ages, build stone castles and fortifications so they can sit behind these thick walls and feel they are protected against aggression. There are many ways that people seek to get away from potential danger by moving to remote locations. There are many people, for example, who have been involved in war and conflict in a past lifetime and in this lifetime they have chosen to live as farmers in a very remote location where they are not likely to ever encounter war in this lifetime.

Of course, nothing that the fallen beings do in the physical is just physical so there also is an escape mechanism, or a realm of escape, in the astral plane, in the emotional realm, in the mental realm and even some in the lower identity realm. What you will see is that many people have found a way to somewhat protect themselves against the worst forms of human aggression in this lifetime. You can see in many of the more evolved countries where there is not such a risk of war that people live a very comfortable, protected life. You can even see some very rich people who live in so-called gated communities where people cannot simply walk in but they need some kind of permission to enter. There are many examples where people have sought to physically isolate themselves. However, nothing you do is just physical so there is a parallel to your physical actions in consciousness. Or rather, we might say that your physical actions are caused by a reaction in consciousness.

The rest of this dictation, along with an invocation based on the dictation, is found in the book: The Mystical Initiations of Peace.

Copyright © 2018 Kim Michaels

Finding Peace in Relationships

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Ascended Master Nada through Kim Michaels, January 23, 2018.

I AM the Ascended Master Nada. At this sixth level of the initiations in my retreat, you are naturally facing a double dose of the Sixth Ray. I would like to begin by building on some of the things I told you in my previous discourses, specifically about karma. There is, of course, many superficial understandings, ideas and theories about karma floating around in the world. I need you to step beyond these and come to a deeper realization of how you make karma.

There are many, many people who believe in either an eastern philosophy or a New Age philosophy that talks about karma as the result of some action you take, which means they basically believe that karma is something physical. You do something physical to create the karma and when the karma comes back to you, it results in certain physical events happening to you. Now, as I have explained in my previous discourse, this is not a correct understanding. There is no karma, so to speak, at the physical level because the karmic impulse that you create (even by taking a physical action) is not an impulse in the physical, vibrational spectrum. It is an impulse that goes into the three higher bodies and then cycles through those until it may return to you in your personal energy field. Then, as I explained, it may or may not become a physical event based on whether you have changed your consciousness.

The reason it is important to contemplate this is that you actually recognize that nothing in the physical defines you. You also recognize, in a sense, that it is not really anything in the physical world that determines whether or not you make your ascension. Many of you have adopted a certain view that in order to qualify for your ascension, you have to balance all of your karma. This is not incorrect but the karma is not a physical karma. It is, first of all, purifying your emotional, mental and identity bodies of the internal spirits that you have there. Really, balancing karma is not a matter of compensating for something by doing something physical. It is, first of all, a matter of resolving the internal spirits so that the prince of this world comes and has nothing in your three higher bodies whereby he can cause you to go into a reactionary pattern. This is truly what it means to balance karma.

There is, of course, a certain energy impulse, but again that impulse is not physical. I am not denying that you need to do a certain amount of decrees and invocations in order to dissolve that energy impulse, but the most important aspect of balancing karma is truly to dissolve the spirits.

Interacting with people without making karma

However, there is also another aspect of balancing karma and that is to avoid making new karma and this is, so to speak, the Omega aspect. Naturally, if you keep making new karma, you will have to do more and more violet flame in order to balance everything. You need to follow the first principle of First Aid, which is to stop the accident. In other words, you need to stop the karma-making, stop these reactionary spirals that cause you to make karma. I have talked about, in my previous discourse, how to stop this in terms of reacting to the fallen beings, causing them to make you feel guilty, unworthy, imperfect or whatever.

I now want to focus on one of the absolutely most common ways that people make karma and it is in their interaction with other people. Naturally, you are an ascended master student and you have followed our teachings for a while in order to rise to this level of initiation. You have overcome some of the more physical, violent, aggressive ways of interacting with other people. Still, you are at a certain level where you have not totally freed yourself from these reactionary spirals with other people. For a person at your level, it is not that you are taking aggressive actions against others, but you still have a tendency to feel that other people are taking aggressive actions against you—and, of course, they are.

You can take a look at the life of Jesus and even when he was at the 143rd level of consciousness, the fallen beings took actions against him and nailed him to a cross. Nevertheless, what I am talking about here specifically is that at this level, you have the sense that other people may take aggressive actions against you and you often feel powerless to deal with this. I have talked about the need to develop respect for free will so if you have total respect for another persons’ free will, then you cannot necessarily stop them from taking an aggressive action against you. Then, how do you avoid feeling powerless?

Well my beloved, the way to do this is to acquire a deeper understanding of how free will outplays itself, especially in relation to karma. Now, let us begin by again taking a look at what kind of planet you are on. I have said that there are many planets with a much higher level of consciousness where you do not find the aggression that you see on earth. Earth is one of the lowest planets in terms of the level of aggression that people take against other people. When you recognize this, you can then start to look at what are your expectations about life on earth.

There are some of you who are avatars who have come from natural planets where you have never been exposed to aggression. Therefore, you carry a certain subtle memory that there should not be aggression. It is not natural that people take aggressive actions against others. Some of you are the original inhabitants of the earth and you carry with you a subtle memory of how the earth was before the fallen beings were allowed to embody here. You also have a sense that it is not “natural” or “right” that people take aggressive actions against others.

Another unrealistic expectation

You see here that you have an expectation about how life should be on earth. However, this expectation is out of touch with the reality of how life is on earth. There is a gap between your expectation and reality. You, therefore, need to perform a simple evaluation here. Is it possible for you to change the current situation on earth? Obviously, it is not. You cannot remove war and aggression from the planet by snapping your fingers.

What is the realistic course of action you can take? It is to let go of the expectation that was created either on a different planet or when the earth was a different planet. In other words, you need to recognize that you are carrying with you an unrealistic expectation and at this point you are ready to see that it is holding back your progress. It is creating a tension in you, a contradiction within you, that is pulling on you from different directions. It is causing you to be a house divided against itself, as all of these internal spirits do. As I already explained, the fallen beings love to create an expectation in you, for example that God should come and save you, and then see reality destroy that expectation, therefore leaving you in doubt about what is real and unreal.

You need to come to this point of recognizing that you are on a very dense, a very difficult, planet and therefore you need to simply look at your expectation and say: “But this does not apply on this planet. My expectation is not reasonable, it is not rational, it is not reality-based on this planet.” Then, you simply need to let it go. You need to let it go—like you do any other internal spirit because your unrealistic expectation has become an internal spirit. You let it go, my beloved.

Then, you look at what kind of planet you are on and you say: “Based on what I now know about this planet, based on what I know about free will, is it realistic to have any expectation about what should or should not happen on earth?” The brutal answer is: “No.” It will seem brutal at first, but when you accept it, it is liberating. You can now see that there is no reason to have any expectation and therefore there is no more resistance in you about life on earth. If you have no expectations about what should or should not happen, then you can meet life without this overlay. You can actually meet life, as Jesus said, with the innocent mind of a child.

When you adopt this childlike innocence of not having expectations about what should or should not happen, then you are now in the kingdom of God in your own mind. You now realize that there is no reason to expect what should or should not happen. You know that nothing that happens or does not happen defines you. Nothing in the physical defines you. Nothing in the physical hinders your ascension.

You can come to this point where you look at other people and you say: “Why should I then have any expectations about what other people should or should not do?” If you look at your life, you will see that for your entire lifetime (and I can assure you for many past lifetimes as well) you have had these (perhaps subtle, perhaps obvious) expectations about other people. You want them to do certain things, you do not want them to do other things and this puts you in a constant state of tension with other people. It also tends to make you feel powerless because on the one hand you have a desire to prevent other people from doing something that harms you or harms themselves, but on the other hand you feel you are not allowed to use any aggressive means to force them to do or not do this or that. You feel powerless once again.

The world does not revolve around you

Once you let go of the expectation that other people should do this or that, there is no need to feel powerless. You now realize that you can take another step towards peace of mind by reaching back to what I said about magical thinking. There is a certain collective spirit in the world that is based on the experiences that children go through when they are lying in the womb. It has been added on to by all of the people that have been born physically throughout the history of this planet.

When a mother is carrying a child in the womb, she realizes that this is another being, another body, growing inside her body. She realizes this because she very well remembers that there was a time when she was not pregnant and where she was in somewhat control of her own body. Now, there is another being growing inside of it and she clearly identifies this as another being inside her body. It is her child, she may have a connection to it but she knows this is another being that one day will be born and have a separate existence. However, how does the situation look for the child?

Well, most people do not remember their pre-birth memories but if you did, you would realize that the child in the womb has not experienced having a separate body because the child experiences that the mothers body is its body. The child does not realize that there is another separate being who is inhabiting the mothers’ body. It actually feels that the mothers’ body is its body, and as the body of the child grows inside the womb, it gradually starts having a little bit of confusion about why there is this body inside the bigger body. As a result of this, most children are born with a sense of awareness that the world is an extension of their body. They are used to their mothers’ body being an extension of themselves. Now they are born into a world where, in the beginning, they have a sense that this world is an extension of their body. They do not yet have this sense of being a separate being in a separate body. This is not the case for all children, but for most.

The result of this is that many children go through this period, which psychologists have identified, where they feel: “The world is an extension of me, I am the center of the world. Therefore, I am responsible for everything that happens. Everything that happens revolves around me and relates to me.”

I need you to come to recognize that in your three higher bodies, especially in the emotional body, there is an internal spirit that still feels that it is the center of your world. It may not feel responsible for everything that happens in the world and it does realize that there are other people that are separate beings. Nevertheless, this spirit feels that everything that happens in your life revolves around it. Everything that other people do relates to it.

As long as you have not seen through this spirit, there is a certain level, perhaps subconscious, where you tend to feel that the people around you do what they do in relation to you. In other words, you may feel responsible for it, you may feel hurt by it, you may feel that they are doing this to you. Now, I need you to ponder this because it is important that you come to recognize that it is an internal spirit that feels this way. The Conscious You does not feel this way. The Conscious You actually knows that it is a separate being, that other people are separate beings and they have their free will as you have your free will. Once you separate yourself from the spirit, you can realize something very, very important.

The rest of this dictation, along with an invocation based on the dictation, is found in the book: The Mystical Initiations of Peace.

Copyright © 2018 Kim Michaels

Overcoming a False Sense of Responsibility

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Ascended Master Nada through Kim Michaels, January 23, 2018.

I AM the Ascended Master Nada. At the fifth level of the initiations you go through in my retreat, we are dealing with the combination of peace and vision. What I wish to open up with in this discourse is a concept known among worldly psychologists as “magical thinking.” It can give rise to what has often been called various forms of superstition.

It is often described as people confusing cause and effect where they come up with an explanation that is centered around themselves, often making them feel that their own thoughts were responsible for certain events happening or not happening. It is often described in children as the sense that your thoughts are responsible for what happened in life, and an attempt to explain everything based on what you know right now, relating everything to yourself.

The desire to be invulnerable

Well, my beloved, there are various aspects of this form of magical thinking, some not even understood by psychologists. I would like to begin here by reaching back to what I talked about in my last lesson. There is a certain desire among spiritual students to come to a point where you feel that you can do nothing wrong and where nothing can really harm you. You may know that there are certain computer games where you can be in some kind of world where there are enemies shooting at you, but you can put on a shield so that you are invulnerable to their attacks, at least for a time.

When you look at what I talk about, how in the past you have expressed your Christhood and you have then been tricked by the fallen beings into thinking that doing this was wrong, then you can see that an aspect of magical thinking is the idea that you can come to a point where nothing you do will be wrong and you cannot really be hurt by anything in this world. This is in some ways an extension of a desire that children have where they fantasize about being invulnerable, but it is also something that runs deeply in the collective consciousness.

As I have said, when you grow up in any culture on earth, you will be affected by certain very subtle beliefs. Of course, you have, when you look at the long history of this planet, many, many people who have been exposed to traumatic events that have given them deep wounds. They have attempted to create some spirit that has grown to become a collective spirit, that can either explain why this happened or give them some hope that one day they can come to the point of being invulnerable to this ever happening again.

You see that part of magical thinking is actually the idea that you can control the universe, that you can control certain aspects of this world so that you can avoid bad things and magnetize good things to you. There are many people who are superstitious about gambling, for example, where they think that wearing a lucky charm makes you more lucky. There are many other aspects of this kind of superstitious behavior where people are trying to do something in order to control what will or will not happen to them. Many people believe that wearing a medal around their neck with a saint on it, will protect them from bad events.

My beloved, you need to recognize here that there is a very, very old tradition or movement in this world to explain why certain things happen and to try to protect people from other things happening. You want to avoid the bad, you want to attract the good. You think that by taking some kind of measure, you can achieve this. In other words, there is a spirit (that has been created over a very long period of time on earth), which makes people believe that it is possible for them to gain some kind of control over the world.

As ascended master students you have grown up in an environment where this spirit has affected most people in some way or another and you have naturally been affected by it. Again, this is not to blame you in any way. It is simply a statement of the fact that at this level of initiation in this course, you are ready to deal with this particular issue. You are ready to take a look at the elements of magical thinking that you have in your own mind and you are ready to rise above them and be free of them. My beloved, when you do let them go, you will feel more free than you had ever thought possible while you were affected by this collective spirit and perhaps even some internal spirits in your own higher bodies.

The illusion of an almighty God

Now my beloved, let us begin by looking at this desire to be invulnerable, to be invincible. You may very well in the past have encountered fallen beings who attacked you personally in a very vicious, very uncompromising way. Naturally, you want to avoid this kind of trauma, you want to avoid this kind of pain, and this can give rise to you creating an internal spirit that makes you think that one day you should be invincible. You should be able to defeat the fallen beings, to destroy the fallen beings, to destroy anyone who attacks you or who attacks those whom you feel responsible for protecting, such as the innocent.

I need you to ponder here what this spirit actually comes from. It is, as all spirits (at least the major ones) a creation of the fallen beings. In a sense, all spirits are creations of the fallen beings, meaning they are based on the attacks and illusions of the fallen beings. Of course, the individual spirits are created by people in their reaction to the fallen beings.

What the fallen beings want you to think is that there is some kind of benevolent entity, usually called God, who is ultimately in control of the universe. Once you believe this, you think that certain things should not happen. Over the millennia, many people have felt that the obvious existence of evil on the planet challenges the existence of God. If there really is a God and if this God is good and almighty, then why does he allow evil to be on the planet?

You see that the fallen beings have, first of all, created the illusion that there is an almighty God who is in control of the universe. Then, they themselves have perpetrated many evil actions upon people that challenge the existence of this benevolent all-powerful God. This then, has caused the fallen beings

to create this contradiction in most people’s minds. You think there should be a way to control what happens to you in your life. You think there should be some benevolent entity who is in control of what happens. Therefore, you think that by appealing to this entity through some kind of magical thinking, you should be able to secure the favors of this entity so that only good things happen to you and no bad things happen to you.

Some people live an entire lifetimes in this belief and feel that nothing really challenges it because nothing really bad happens to them. Other people start out having this belief and then something bad happens to them, and all of a sudden they are in a crisis of faith, perhaps even rejecting all concept of religion and God. Either way, this is what the fallen beings want because they are keeping people in a reactionary pattern. Even the people who think they can control God or the universe by performing certain actions, they are also kept in an illusion by the fallen beings.

What have we attempted to do in this course? We have attempted to help you accept greater and greater responsibility for your situation. What is the advantage of accepting responsibility? It is that you now see that you can do something about your situation. In a sense, you could ask the question: “Well, isn’t this magical thinking? You are first saying that the fallen beings have created the illusion that there is a benevolent God who is in control of the universe. On the other hand, you are saying that we need to overcome magical thinking but nevertheless, now you are saying that we need to take responsibility for ourselves and see that we are co-creating our own circumstances. So how do we put all this together?” Well, we do not actually put it together. We look at the components and see them for what they are.

Giving up the belief in a personal God

First of all, naturally there is a Creator who, in a certain sense, has ultimate control of the universe. The Creator created the world of form, including the sphere in which you live. As we have explained through this messenger, a sphere is created as an unascended sphere, meaning it has not attained permanence. The purpose for creating a sphere in this state is that it allows for the outplaying of free will. The self-aware beings who are sent into the sphere to take embodiment in that sphere can outplay their free will in a way where they do not create anything permanent. They do not create anything they cannot later uncreate or overcome. In other words, they cannot be trapped in their own creation.

Because the sphere in which you live is not permanent, you can outplay free will in any way you want. When I say “you,” I do not mean just you personally. All of the self-aware beings in your unascended sphere have free will, unrestricted free will. You can do things that limit yourself, you can do things that hurt others and this is possible because your sphere is not permanent. However, in order for free will to outplay itself, this also means that the Creator has set aside its control over an unascended sphere. This does not mean that God could not interfere if the Creator wanted to. The Creator could wipe out the entire sphere in an instant if it wanted to. However, it does mean that the Creator has said: “I will give these self-aware beings a certain time to work out their free will and come to the conclusion, based on free-will experimentation, that what is best for the whole is also what is best for the individual.”

The reality, of course, is that earth is one of the relatively few planets in the entire universe that is at a very, very low level of collective consciousness. You may look at what is happening on earth and say that God should not allow these evils to happen and therefore God should wipe out the entire unascended sphere. However, there are billions of planets with a much higher level of collective consciousness than earth. Why should God wipe out the entire sphere based on what is happening on this little planet?

You see that as an ascended master student at this level, you need to give up the illusion created by the fallen beings that there is a personal God who is intimately interested in your personal life and situation here on earth. You need to give up the idea that somewhere up in heaven is an old man with a white beard who is constantly watching everything you do, say, think or feel down here on earth and who takes some kind of special interest in you. This remote God in the sky is a fictional creation of the fallen beings. It is time to just let it go. It is time to recognize here that there is no such God.

The rest of this dictation, along with an invocation based on the dictation, is found in the book: The Mystical Initiations of Peace.

Copyright © 2018 Kim Michaels

The Illusion of Perfectionism

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Ascended Master Nada through Kim Michaels, January 22, 2018.

I AM the Ascended Master Nada, and I would like for this fourth lesson to begin with what I talked about in my last lesson about the compensatory mechanism. Now, I said in my last lesson that in the past you have had a sense that you did something wrong and you are trying to compensate for it. I said, of course, that you need to become conscious of this mechanism so that you can look at it, separate yourself from it and let it go. You stop basing your path on this obsessive-compulsive desire to compensate. I want to take this one step further by looking at this concept of doing something wrong. What does it actually mean to do something wrong?

We have given many teachings over the years through this messenger about the dualistic state of mind, about the epic consciousness. We have given many teachings on the fallen beings and how they have tried to manipulate every aspect of life on earth. Of course, one of the more subtle ways that they have attempted to manipulate life and manipulate human beings is by them defining the standard for what is right and wrong. The most subtle aspect of this is that in many cultures they have managed to make most people believe that it is not they who have defined a standard for right and wrong, it is God. There is some higher authority beyond the material realm who has defined a standard for what is right and wrong. There is an angry God in the sky who is observing your every action and judging you based on this standard of right and wrong. If you do what is wrong, you will be punished by this God, perhaps by burning forever in some fiery hell.

As the ascended master students you are, you can see that in most cultures (wherever you could have grown up on this planet) there is in the collective consciousness this mechanism, defined by the fallen beings. People believe that God has actually defined a standard for right and wrong. It is almost impossible for you to grow up on this planet without being affected by this. Again, there is no reason to feel bad about it but it is time to become conscious of how this has affected you. You will be able to see very quickly that if you in the past had a sense that you did something wrong but that sense was based on the standard defined by the fallen beings, then you may not have done somethings wrong at all. Therefore, it is not very constructive for you to continue the pattern of seeking to compensate for what you did wrong—if in fact you did not do anything wrong.

Now, you can see that all of you have taken a certain sense of responsibility for yourself. You have a sense that: “I have made karma in the past and I do need to balance that karma.” In a sense, you could say that balancing your karma is a compensatory effort. You are compensating for something you did in the past. As I said in my last lesson, you need to balance whatever karma you have but there is a difference between balancing karma from a neutral state of mind and balancing karma from this obsessive-compulsive desire to compensate. I trust you can begin to see this after having integrated my last lesson.

Looking at your spiritual practice

Naturally, we need to be neutral and observant here. We need to simply observe that you have made a certain karma in the past, you need to balance it and you need to do what you need to do in order to balance it—whether it is taking certain actions or giving decrees and invocations. First of all, balancing your karma is a matter of raising your consciousness, letting go of the internal spirits you had that caused you to do the act that created the karma in the first place. The step we need to take here is that if you are in this compensatory pattern, you will have a sense that if you stop doing what you have been doing in an attempt to compensate, this will be bad. I need you to look at yourself honestly and ask yourself this: “What have I been doing for the last years? Have I been giving invocations and decrees?” Then you need to contemplate: “How would I feel if I stopped giving invocations and decrees today?” If you can feel that there is some reaction in you to this, there is perhaps some fear-based sense that something bad will happen or that this would be wrong for you, then this is a compensatory pattern, this is obsessive-compulsive.

I am not telling you to stop giving decrees and invocations. I am telling you to monitor your reaction to it. You can see that if you are driven by an obsessive-compulsive desire to compensate for what you have done wrong in the past, you are not fully in control of your reactions. You are reacting, as I said in my last lesson, to the fallen beings rather than the ascended masters. We want you to balance your karma and when you have balanced your karma, we need you to move on to something else instead of continuing to do the same thing.

Again, you find the teachings of the ascended masters, you learn about the spiritual path and karma, you learn that you can balance karma by giving violet flame, for example, and you decide with your outer mind that you have to give an hour of violet flame a day. You think that this is what you have to do for the rest of your life in order to make sure that you have balanced your karma. As I said in my last lesson, there comes a point where you have caught up with your present level of consciousness, you have balanced the karma up until that level and now you no longer need to do the exact same thing that you decided you had to do, perhaps several years ago.

Now you need to tune in to what is the challenge you face at your present level of consciousness and how do you move on from there? All I am asking you here is to go into a deeper sense of attunement with where you are at on your path. Then, you look at: “Did I make a decision two, five, ten, thirty years ago that I have to do a certain outer practice every day for the rest of my life?” If you did, is it constructive to carry on that decision? Would it not be more constructive to tune in to what is your present level of consciousness and what you need to do at this level to rise to the next level up.

You can see the irony, of course, that if the fallen beings in the past made you believe that you have done something wrong and this set up a compensatory pattern but in reality you did not do something wrong, then it is pointless to try to compensate for something that was not wrong. You can see that you were trying to balance karma but the karma is not there.

There are levels of Christhood

I now need you to step back here and take a look at your concept of right and wrong. I need you, actually, to be willing to open your mind to a new way of looking at this. This is not to in any way imply that what you have done so far was wrong. It is simply that you have now come to the level of the spiritual path where you are approaching the 90th level of consciousness. You are approaching the initiations of the Seventh Ray under Saint Germain and therefore you are ready to take a look at this.

My beloved, let us approach this by looking at the concept of Christhood. We have given many teachings on Christhood and we have given them for different levels of consciousness. As we have said before, it is natural that when you first hear about the concept of Christhood, you will look at it with your present level of consciousness. In reality, there are many levels of Christhood and therefore you should be aware that you cannot take your first conception of Christhood and carry that with you as you raise your consciousness.

Why is this so? Well, if you take the most common concept of Christhood found on earth, it is the one promoted by the official Christian churches. According to their view, only Jesus could attain Christhood and Christhood was a state of perfection. Many ascended master students have an aspect of the view that Christhood means that – all of a sudden – you reach a certain level of consciousness, and from then you have a clear vision of everything and everything you do is right. They think, for example, that Jesus one day attained Christhood or perhaps even that he had it from birth and therefore nothing he did was ever wrong.

Now, the reality here is much more subtle and it can be understood by tying in to what I said in my last discourse. I said: “Christhood is challenging status quo.” What is status quo based on? It is based on an illusion. You now see that for each of the 144 levels of consciousness on earth, there is a certain illusion tied to that level of consciousness. It is this illusion that defines a particular level of consciousness. Therefore, this illusion also defines what people who are still blinded by that level of consciousness see as status quo.

For each of the 144 levels there is a certain sense of status quo based on a certain sense of illusion. What is Christhood? It is challenging the illusion at each of the 144 levels of consciousness. You now see that there are 144 levels of Christhood. My beloved, if you are to challenge the illusion at the lowest possible level of Christhood on earth, in other words, the level where people are the most self-centered, narcissistic, egotistical, then obviously that is very different from challenging the illusion at a much higher level.

Therefore, you now see that there can be different expressions of Christhood. If you are to apply the fallen standard, then many of the acts of Christhood that challenge the illusions at lower levels of consciousness will seem wrong according to that standard. What I need you to realize here is that it is good for you to accept responsibility for what you have done in the past. But the obsessive-compulsive disorder causes you to accept responsibility for what you have not done. It causes you to accept responsibility for something that is not your responsibility. I have said that Christhood is never going to be a popularity contest because the fallen beings will never approve of any expression of Christhood. Let me now take you through a different look at your own past.

Christhood does mean you have to be perfect

In the past, you were at a lower level of consciousness. It does not matter whether you were above or below the 48th level of consciousness. How did you rise to a higher level of consciousness? You rose because you came to see through the illusion of that particular level of consciousness. When you saw through that illusion, this in a sense became a challenge, not only to the fallen beings but to other people around you who were still trapped by the illusion. You realize that, in your past, you may have had certain lifetimes where you came to see through a certain illusion. It may have been an illusion at one of the lower levels and you openly and directly challenged people who were still holding on to that illusion.

You may have challenged certain fallen beings who were leaders of your society and who were keeping your society trapped at that level of illusion, for example, by being in a violent conflict with another nation or another group of people. You may have therefore challenged a certain illusion, a certain sense of status quo, and then the fallen beings did everything they could to make you feel that you were wrong for doing so.

Now, my beloved, this is not just that they in general try to make you feel wrong. What the fallen beings will often do is that they will look at the actions, the words and they will try to find some aspect of it that was not perfect. Ponder very carefully what I am saying here. You are expressing a challenge to the status quo, you are challenging a particular illusion. That illusion may be at a very low level of consciousness, way below the 48th level. This does not necessarily mean that you were at that level of consciousness but you could see the illusion in your society and you challenged it.

This was a low illusion. What does it mean to challenge an illusion, say at the 25th level of consciousness? It does not mean that when you challenge the illusion of that low level, you are doing so by expressing the highest possible truth. Nobody at that level could grasp the highest possible truth, if even there was such a thing as the highest possible truth on earth. When you challenge an illusion at the 25th level of consciousness, your challenge is not going to be “perfect,” if there was such a thing as perfection. It is only the fallen beings who have created the concept that there should be something that is perfect.

Do you see what I am saying? You are challenging an illusion at the 25th level of consciousness, you are doing so by expressing a truth that is a little bit higher than the 25th level but certainly not the highest truth that is possible on earth. The fallen beings now look at what you did, look at what you said, and they try to find some little aspect of it that they can then say was not perfect according to their standard. My beloved, how do you react to this? Well, you do not react based on your present level of consciousness, you react based on the level of consciousness you had at the time. Let us say you were at the 48th level of consciousness. You challenged an illusion at the 25th level. You were accused by the fallen ones for not being perfect and naturally you reacted to that based on the 48th level of consciousness.

At that level of consciousness, you did feel that you had to be perfect, you were still very much caught up in the entire concept of perfectionism that has been perpetrated on people by the fallen beings. You, then, used the accusations of the fallen beings to decide: “I was wrong. I was not perfect.” This is one of the most insidious, most subtle and also one of the most common reasons why ascended master students dare not express their Christhood. You think that in order to express Christhood, you have to be perfect. You think that there is a standard of perfection that has some validity. You do not think it is the fallen beings who have put this standard upon you because you do not realize that yet. You think it is God or the ascended masters who have defined the standard. You think you were wrong according to this standard in the past when you tried to express your Christhood. Therefore, you have decided that you are not going to try and express your Christhood again until you are sure you are perfect.

The rest of this dictation, along with an invocation based on the dictation, is found in the book: The Mystical Initiations of Peace.

Copyright © 2018 Kim Michaels

How to Stop Blaming Yourself

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Ascended Master Nada through Kim Michaels, January 16, 2018.

I AM the Ascended Master Nada. At this third level of the initiations of my retreat, I want to start out by referring to something I said in a previous lesson. I pointed out to you that there is a mechanism in your consciousness where you are feeling that because certain conditions in the world, specifically here on planet earth, are not the way they should be, you cannot be a certain way. You cannot be at peace, you cannot be yourself, you cannot fully express yourself on earth.

Now my beloved, what is really behind this psychological condition? Why is it that you have come to accept that because of certain conditions on earth, you cannot express your creativity, you cannot express your Christhood, you cannot give the gift that you came to this planet to give? Here, it is necessary, my beloved, to recognize that the fallen beings are very, very subtle and very, very clever and they are very, very determined to prevent anyone from expressing Christhood.

Naturally, we have given teachings about the concept that many spiritual people are avatars who came to earth specifically to assist in the process of raising the collective consciousness. I can assure you that the fallen beings are also very, very determined to prevent any of the original inhabitants of the earth from rising to the level of Christhood and beginning to express that Christhood because, truly, that is the greater threat to them.

As we have pointed out before, the real progress of this planet depends on the original inhabitants of the earth. The avatars can help raise the collective consciousness but they cannot really cause the planet to make a decisive leap forward. It takes a critical mass of the original inhabitants to rise above a certain level of consciousness before there is a decisive shift. Of course, for such a shift too happen among the original inhabitants, it is necessary that some of them reach the level of Christhood and begin to express that Christhood so the fallen beings are very anxious to prevent this.

Being hammered down for expressing yourself

What has happened to you in the past is that you have dared to express something that is beyond the ordinary. You have dared to not follow the crowd, and the fallen beings have been there to hammer you down, to create some kind of trauma so that you have associated pain and fear (or a sense of hopelessness and despair, a sense that nothing really matters) with expressing yourself, expressing your creativity, taking a stand for a higher truth or in other ways acting beyond the norm. Many of you have this mechanism where you actually fear that the moment you begin to express yourself, you will be exposed to ridicule, criticism or even physical consequences, such as being killed, tortured, imprisoned or whatever. What you have built in your own mind is a mechanism that says: “I don’t want to express my Christhood, but I know I am here to express my Christhood so I need to have a justification for why I cannot express my Christhood.” Of course, this then is what causes you to think that until a certain outer condition has changed, you cannot express your Christhood.

This makes your ego and certain internal spirits feel very secure because, naturally, it could take a very long time (or least so it has seemed in the past) before the earth is ready to overcome war. You know that for several future embodiments you will not have to worry about expressing your Christhood because you have the perfect excuse. The expression of your Christhood is tied to the change of a certain outer condition that is difficult and will take a long time to change so your ego can feel safe for a while.

Watch your internal reaction

Now, when exposing something like this to you, I am asking you to look at your internal reaction to what I am telling you. In a sense, you could say that I am being very direct, very merciless, here in exposing this mechanism. Some people might feel I should not be so direct. Some people might feel I should not expose this at all. There may be a reaction in you and it could take one of two forms. One is that you feel I should not have been so direct in bringing this to your attention. The other is that you accept what I am saying and that you immediately feel bad about yourself for having this mechanism.

What I am pointing out to you here is that in my last lesson, I said that you cannot really be at peace within yourself as long as you do not accept conditions on earth and accept being in embodiment. If you are constantly struggling against being in embodiment, resisting being here, naturally you cannot feel at peace. What I need you to recognize in this lesson is that if you are not accepting yourself, then likewise you cannot be at peace. Why am I bringing this up by pointing out this mechanism where you are postponing your Christhood? Well, it is because when I am pointing out to you that there is a mechanism in you, it will often create a reaction. The reaction can help you see what it is in you that is preventing you from accepting yourself, from feeling at peace with being who you are.

Now, there are some of you (not most of you, but some of you) who will react by feeling almost offended that I would bring this to your attention. This is because you are still at the point where you are seeking to avoid looking at yourself by always projecting out that this or that should not have happened. I need you to become aware of this reaction and I need you to see that it is simply an internal spirit – a part of your ego – that is resisting this way. It is a defense mechanism where the ego does not want you to see the mechanism that is giving the ego power over you. It is causing you to always project your attention out and saying that this or that should not have happened.

I need you to start separating yourself from this, and I know very well that when you do this, then you will realize that you need to look at yourself, you need to look at the mechanism. Instead of saying that I should not have said this, you need to look at the fact that you have this mechanism, this tendency to postpone your Christhood. This, then, allows you to do what many other students have already been doing for a while, namely looking at yourself, looking at whatever you have in you that needs to be resolved.

I know that for many of you, in fact most of you, it will be painful to look at this condition. Many of you have felt on a number of occasions, as you have been taking this course or even as you have been following the spiritual path before this course, that when something has been exposed inside of you, it is painful. It causes a reaction in you.

Ascended masters are not sadists

Now my beloved, ascended masters are not sadists; we are not deliberately, consciously torturing you. We are not enjoying pointing out a mechanism in your psychology that makes you feel pain, that makes you feel bad about yourself. On the contrary, I have no greater desire at this level of my retreat than to help you come to the point where you can look at yourself without feeling pain, without feeling bad about yourself.

The entire purpose of this third lesson at my retreat is to get you to a point where you can overcome this very, very subtle tendency to feel bad whenever you come to see something in yourself that you need to overcome. Many of you will feel that you come to see something that should not be there, that should not have been there in the first place. Now my beloved, you need to recognize here that this very reaction is created by the fallen beings. I should perhaps rephrase this by saying that the reaction, of course, is not created by the fallen beings, but that the outer conditions that cause you to react this way were created by the fallen beings.

Sometime in a past lifetime you did dare to express an aspect of your Christhood and the fallen beings did everything they could to hammer you down so that you could not continue in that lifetime to express that Christhood. You need to recognize that the fallen beings are not satisfied with just stopping you in that embodiment. The fallen beings are looking at anyone who dares to express an element of Christhood. There are fallen beings in the identity, mental, and emotional realms who are using the fallen beings in physical embodiment to deliberately try to make sure that you will never again dare to express your Christhood. They do this by trying to in some way insert a reaction in your being that makes you feel that you were wrong for expressing your Christhood. You were wrong for challenging them, you were wrong for speaking out. You were wrong because you were too different from the norm, from the other people or any number of such mechanisms.

The rest of this dictation, along with an invocation based on the dictation, is found in the book: The Mystical Initiations of Peace.

Copyright © 2018 Kim Michaels

All Conditions on Earth Are Opportunities

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Ascended Master Nada through Kim Michaels, January 14, 2018.

I AM the Ascended Master Nada, and I welcome you to the second level of initiation at my retreat. Now, you may think that my first message was quite sobering, especially for a lady master. Some people still have an expectation that the lady masters are more gentle than the male masters. My beloved, I was, indeed, much more gentle than a male master because if Archangel Michael had delivered the same message, it would have been much more sobering and much more serious.

My beloved, what you realize is that, as the other masters have told you, you are now at a level where we are not playing any games with you. We are not sort of giving you the gentle version. We are speaking freely and directly to you because you are at the level where you are ready for this. Therefore, there is no reason to play any sort of games, the sort of games that people often play on earth. It is not really a matter of catering to your egos and not offending your egos because, at this point, you need to start looking beyond the ego, looking through the ego. You need to start identifying that when certain reactions come up in you, you know that this comes from the ego. Therefore, you can distance yourself from it, avoid being wrapped up in it. You can avoid reacting the way the ego reacts.

What not to expect from yourself

This does not mean that you do not have a reaction. Now my beloved, there is, of course, the concept of the Buddha who, in his final initiation before going into Nirvana, was sitting under the Bo tree, being approached by the demons of Mara. These demons attempted to get him to react to them in some way. Because he did not react, he passed the initiation and was able to go into Nirvana. We are not at that level. You are not at the point of being ready to go into Nirvana. You are at the second level of my retreat and you are below the 96th level of consciousness. We are not in any way asking you not to have a reaction. It is not so, my beloved, that we want you to go around feeling bad about yourselves if you react to conditions in the world. It is natural for you to react to the world at your level of consciousness.

What we are asking you to do is to come to the point where you begin to consciously realize that the reaction is not coming from you, meaning your true inner being. The reaction is coming from what we have called your ego, what we have called an internal spirit or a separate self. In other words, it is a reaction that is in your four lower bodies, but it is not your reaction. I have put the goal before you that I want you to come to the point where you can navigate the four realms of the material universe – you can be in the world – but you are not doing with the separate state of consciousness. You are acting, you are living an active life. You are doing, but you are not doing. You are doing from a state of being, a state of inner peace.

Now, the initiation you needed to get at the first level was that you realize that you cannot create peace by doing, by doing more, by doing something different. It is not a matter of discovering this secret that nobody else has discovered before, and then you can create peace. There is no secret to discover—other than what we have given you about the duality consciousness and rising above it. This, of course, happens gradually. It happens in increments. We are not asking you at this point to be completely above the dualistic consciousness and to have no reaction to conditions on earth.

We are asking you to begin to separate yourself from your reactions so you know that, even though the reactions are there in your four lower bodies, they are not truly your reactions. Of course, this does not mean you need to ignore the reactions because you realize that when you have a reaction, this is a sign that you have an internal spirit, a separate self, a part of your ego that is reacting. Therefore, it is an opportunity for you to look at this, to distance yourself from it, and thereby transcend it, rise above it.

You understand that when I talked about how you can be in this quicksand and how the entire physical world with its four levels is a form of quicksand, then what I am truly saying is that as long as you are in the world and you are constantly reacting and allowing yourself to be pulled into reactionary patterns by some condition in the world, then you are making karma, then you are doing, then you are sinking into the quicksand. It is only by coming to the point where you are free of a certain reaction that this quicksand no longer has any pull on you, and you can avoid sinking. What I said in my last lesson was that I desire you to begin to contemplate what it is that takes away your inner peace and causes you to do, to go into these reactionary patterns where you are doing.

How you created your Divine plan

In this lesson, I want to point out a certain element of this, a certain mechanism. Now, I said before that most spiritual students have a certain reaction to the world. In fact, we could say that all human beings in embodiment have a reaction to the world. Even those who are not particularly spiritual have a certain reaction, a certain way of looking at the world. Naturally, the fallen beings have a certain reaction to the world of not wanting to be here, not feeling it is just that they are here, and so on. You who are the spiritual people (most of you probably being avatars, if you have started this course, but certainly, this course is also for the original inhabitants of the earth) you have a reaction, a feeling, that things are not the way they should be on earth. Here is one of these enigmas that you need to resolve in order to avoid being pulled into a reactionary pattern.

Naturally, you have a Divine plan. When you created that Divine plan, you were looking at earth, you were seeing that there were certain conditions that were not what we might call natural on this planet. You saw that it was the goal of the ascended masters to help the planet rise above these conditions, and you decided that you wanted to play a part in fulfilling this goal. What you need to recognize here is that when you are creating your Divine plan, you are in a higher state of consciousness. Now, this does not mean that you create your Divine plan for this lifetime from some ultimate state of consciousness where you are completely free of ego. What it does mean is that you create your Divine plan from the highest state of consciousness to which you have the potential to rise in this lifetime. Now, your Divine plan has two levels. One is what you want to do in the world, what you want to accomplish. The other is how you want to grow, how much you want to raise your consciousness. You recognize here that your Divine plan operates with the present level of consciousness that you had when you left your last embodiment, and then, the goal that you and your teachers evaluate as realistic for you to attain at the end of this lifetime. Your Divine plan is made from the highest state of consciousness you have the potential to rise to in this embodiment.

Of course, when you then come down into embodiment, you start at the same level that you were at in your last embodiment—meaning the lowest level of consciousness that is the potential for this embodiment. This means that you forget the state of consciousness from which you made your Divine plan. You often have a tendency to look at your Divine plan through a very linear mindset and think that if the ascended masters have the goal, for example, to remove war, and if you are here to help do this, then you need to take active measures, you need to do something actively, in order to accomplish this.

My beloved, in order to truly accomplish the goal of doing what you are here to do in your Divine plan, you first need to rise to the state of consciousness – not necessarily the absolute highest state but at least to a close proximity to it – that you can attain in this lifetime. In other words, if you are to fulfill your Divine plan, you need to rise to a higher level of consciousness than when you started this embodiment. This, of course, you have already done. Nevertheless, what I am pointing out to you is that it is easy to keep a certain sense with you that you have to do something actively. Many ascended master students, when they found our teachings, decided with their outer minds, based on the level of consciousness they had when they found the teachings, what they were going to do. They were going to give decrees and invocations and so forth and so on.

What do you feel about earth?

What I am asking you to do at this level is to put this aside, to realize that the goal here is to rise to a higher level of consciousness where you can gain a different view of your Divine plan, a different view of what you are here to do. In order to do this, I need you at this level to again look at the earth with your present, waking consciousness. In fact, what I have the students do in groups at my retreat is that I have them verbalize what they think, what they feel, about the earth in its present state. You can even do this as an exercise yourself. You can go into a quiet room, and you verbalize what you feel about the earth, life on earth, human beings, fallen beings and this and that. Most students at this level clearly feel that something is wrong on earth, something has gone wrong.

Naturally, as an avatar, you would have a remembrance of what it means to be on a natural planet. You would know that the earth is far below the state of a natural planet. If you are one of the original inhabitants of the earth, you will have (in your inner memory) a sense that there was a time in the past when the earth was at a higher level, and it has now fallen below it. For example, in the past, there was no warfare on earth, and now there is. All spiritual students have this sense that something is wrong, something is not right, something needs to be corrected, something needs to change. This is where the enigma comes in.

The enigma of changing things on earth

You see, my beloved, in a sense, this is all correct. We of the ascended masters do want to take the earth through a process where we raise it so that certain manifestations are not found here, including war. This is, in a certain sense, a linear process. We start at a certain level, we gradually go to the next level up, and then the next level and so forth and so on. We are raising the collective consciousness increment by increment until we come to one of these turning points where a certain manifestation has been overcome. This has not yet happened with war. It has to a large degree happened with slavery and certain other conditions that you do not see anymore, at least not so much more in the developed world.

In a sense, there is a goal. In a sense, there is a linear process towards that goal. What I need you to recognize is that there is an element of your ego, there is an internal spirit, there is a separate self, which has adopted (or rather, is created from) the belief that you cannot be a fully spiritual person, you cannot be a Christed being, you cannot be fully at peace with yourself until a certain condition on earth has changed.

You see, my beloved, most spiritual people have a sense that something needs to change, but they often do not realize that underneath that sense is a personal reaction where you feel that because of this condition being the way it is, you cannot fully be who you are. For example, you cannot fully be at peace, you cannot fully accept being here, you cannot fully enjoy life, you cannot fully engage in life or in the spiritual path. There is something you cannot do, something you cannot be, because outer conditions are not the way they are meant to be.

This, my beloved, is an absolute illusion that you absolutely need to overcome. I am not asking you to fully overcome it at this level, but I am asking you to become conscious of it. There are many reasons for this. First of all, you will not feel good about yourself as long as you are trapped in this pattern. It is actually a reactionary pattern. You are looking at conditions on earth and you are reacting to them by feeling limited. You are feeling that you cannot fully be the open door for your I AM Presence because of this outer condition, and this is a reactionary pattern that limits you. You cannot fully feel good about yourself as long as you have this pattern. You cannot be fully at peace within yourself because you cannot be at peace with being in embodiment on earth.

My beloved, many people have heard me say that it is the goal of your course at my retreat to be at peace within yourself. They have not actually realized that in order to be at peace within yourself, you need to be at peace with being on earth, being in embodiment on earth. Therefore, they have not realized that they have a reactionary pattern in their subconscious minds that says: “Oh, I cannot be at peace as long as this condition is the way it is.” Do you see here that there is a mechanism, a reactionary pattern, in you that actually prevents you from being at peace because certain outer conditions are the way they are?

Now, with the linear mind, with the outer mind, with the ego, with the internal spirit, with the separate self there is only one solution to this condition and it is that the outer condition must change. There are ascended master students who have been in ascended master teachings for decades, and they are still trapped in this pattern of focusing their attention on the outer conditions that must change, feeling that they cannot be at peace within themselves until this or that condition has changed. They are focusing their attention outside themselves, always directing their attention at how they can make a contribution to changing the outer condition.

The rest of this dictation, along with an invocation based on the dictation, is found in the book: The Mystical Initiations of Peace

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