TOPICS: Corruption and elitism – Bureaucracy in the golden age – Shifting to a positive outlook on life – No need for violent revolutions – How governments will change – The gap between people and politicians – Substance abuse pacifies people – All people want to improve their lives – Unfathomable growth –
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Ascended Master Saint Germain, June 10th, 2017, through Kim Michaels. This dictation was given at a conference in Novosibirsk, Russia.
So, I Am indeed, the Ascended Master Saint Germain. I come to give you a discourse in the series on how to manifest the golden age. This applies to all nations and is not specifically targeted at any particular nation.
Corruption and elitism
One of the important aspects of manifesting the golden age is, of course, to overcome corruption. Now, you may look at some of the corruption indexes that have been compiled by international organizations. It is not difficult to see, as a simple matter of fact, that the countries who have the lowest level of corruption have the highest material standard of living and, generally speaking, have a well-functioning, often growing economy. What is then the connection between the two?
Well, it is that corruption allows a small elite to gather more and more privileges to themselves, and how do they do this? In practical terms, they do it by paying off certain people in the government apparatus so that they can get the special favors that other people are not able to get. What is truly behind this is that, in any nation where an elite forms (and that means pretty much any nation) the elite does not want to share their privileges. They want to keep the population down, they want to keep competition down.
What is the effect of this? It is that it also keeps creativity down. More than that, it also keeps down the fact that we of the ascended masters are not allowed to multiply the efforts of people in the nation where there is too big of a disparity between rich and poor, between the privileged and the non-privileged. You see in general that countries that eradicate corruption, they have more of a multiplication factor, and therefore their economies are doing better. This is something that anybody can see by simply studying the facts.
Therefore, you will see that in the golden age, those countries that make the greatest effort to eradicate corruption, will indeed have a more well-functioning economy. They will have more equal opportunity for all people, and therefore they will have, generally speaking, a more happy and satisfied population.
Bureaucracy in the golden age
Now, what is behind corruption? Well, corruption, of course, could not exist if there was not a bureaucracy, and so we need to talk about the role of bureaucracy in the golden age. In order to understand this topic, you need to understand that the fallen beings exist on this planet both in embodiment and in higher realms. They are seeking to use absolutely anything in order to achieve their ends, which may be to gain power and control or it may be to simply create destruction and chaos, or to stop growth. There are different groups of fallen beings; they have different aims. Sometimes they clash with each other. In some cases they actually magnify each other, and so it is a complicated situation we face on earth.
Now, it may surprise some of you to hear me say this, given my history of talking about communism, that if there was a higher state of collective consciousness, then a communist system with state ownership of the means of production could actually function. The economy could survive in the long run, and it could even bring forth a fairly egalitarian society where the people could be reasonably happy.
Karl Marx was not the first person in the world to think of such a society. You can go back even in known history, but certainly beyond known history, and find societies that had, basically, common ownership of the means of production and of land. These societies were well-functioning. There were such societies on Atlantis that were functioning on a much higher level than anything you see today.
What it is that distorts the communist society so that the economy cannot function? Well, it is that there emerges this power elite. It is the influence of the fallen beings who are not seeking to make the society function, but who are seeking to use it for the purposes of control, or even on a greater agenda of creating conflict in the world that could lead to destruction.
If you were to turn this around and look at what traditionally you would call a capitalist society, you would see that in unrestrained capitalism, a power elite will form. They will take to themselves special privileges, and therefore in the outermost consequence, there will be a small elite who owns all of the means to production. You have a situation that is not very different from the situation in a communist country.
What prevents a capitalist economy from functioning in the long run is again the formation of an elite and the influence of the fallen beings. What you realize next is that the fallen beings will use absolutely anything for their ends. They will use capitalism, they will use communism, they will use any type of society. They will use any institution in society. So now let us look at bureaucracy.
Why do you have a bureaucracy? Well, most people would say that it is in order to create a functioning state, to ensure that all people have equal rights before the law, equal opportunity, that things are functioning well, that people do not build houses that fall down upon themselves, and that they drive safely on the roads, and that there is an infrastructure that actually functions.
Yes, this is, of course, the higher meaning of a bureaucracy but this is not the way bureaucracies function at the present moment because they have been heavily influenced by the fallen beings. What do the fallen beings do? Well, many things, but one of the things they do is that they always seek to complicate everything, to make things more and more complex, more and more complicated. They set up these systems, these mechanisms, where the complexity of the system creates certain inherent problems. Then, what is the solution to these problems that the fallen beings always recommend? It is more control, more bureaucracy, more laws, more rules, more regulations.
You might say that the way bureaucracies are functioning right now, it is a typical example of the process that I described before: The fallen ones create a problem and then set themselves up as the only ones who have the solution to the problem. Their solution to the problem does not solve the problem. It just makes it more and more complicated. You see, in many nations in the world, how bureaucracies have become more and more complicated, more and more difficult to administer. There are more rules, more regulations. You can see the EU, which is practically drowning in rules and regulations.
The effect of this in the long run will be to not only shut down the people’s creativity, but also dampen the economy. It will also have the effect of giving special privileges to the businesses who are already big and established because they can afford to hire the people, including lawyers, to comply with all of the government regulations, whereas smaller businesses cannot afford to do this. You can, through sufficient regulation, create virtual monopolies. This, of course, shuts down that flow of creativity − the flow that we can multiply − and therefore it puts a lid on economic growth.
Naturally, as we move further and further into the golden age, the collective consciousness will be raised. This will have two effects. One is that the fallen beings will lose their power. Many of them will be taken either out of embodiment or removed from the emotional, mental and identity realms. You do not anymore have that downward pull, or that chaotic influence of the fallen beings that seeks to use any system to create complexity and chaos, even destruction. The other thing that will happen is that people’s consciousness will be raised.
Now, you may say, “What is one of the legitimate functions of bureaucracy?” Well, it is to prevent people from exploiting each other, taking advantage of each other, by creating certain rules and enforcing them. That is why, in the purest form, you have a police force. A police force was never meant to suppress the general population, but of course only correct those who violated or exploited others. When a police force becomes the source of exploitation in itself, well that is, of course, not sustainable in a golden age.
Shifting to a positive outlook on life
When you have that raising of the collective consciousness, it becomes a very subtle shift where people begin to realize that they do not need to steal from others, they do not need to manipulate others, they do not need to exploit others, because there are plenty of business opportunities, or work opportunities. You can earn a living, and a good living, in a perfectly legitimate way that does not exploit other people.
My beloved, you have this shift into a positive outlook on life, and that means that people are now no longer seeking to exploit each other, they are no longer seeking to avoid work. Everybody is focused on expressing their creativity or their industriousness in the best possible way so they can make money in a legitimate way. This means that everybody is contributing to the growth of the economy, which means we have even more to multiply, and then the economy grows even further. When this positive shift happens, and people are not so focused on exploiting each other, the need for a bureaucracy gradually decreases to the point where you end up having a bureaucracy that is far, far smaller than what you have today in most countries.
This means that the bureaucracy becomes less complex. It also means that the people in a bureaucracy start shifting their mindset. They are not so focused on preventing a negative as on promoting a positive. Instead of thinking they have to correct the people and rein them in and control them, they are focused on how they can actually promote growth. This also means that there will come a point where the laws of the nations – at least the forerunners of the golden age – will shift.
Instead of being focused on preventing this exploitation and making things illegal (and making it more difficult to cheat others, or cheat the state), you create new kinds of laws that are actually meant to ensure that people have the best possible opportunity to express their creativity in the ways that benefit the whole. Suddenly, the law becomes less complex. There are less hindrances put in the way. Certainly, there are laws that do not favor big businesses, but allow all businesses a legitimate opportunity. Suddenly, you have this very positive shift where, again, everybody is focused on growth rather than being focused on preventing some kind of calamity or disorder or the overthrow of the status quo, the overthrow of society, or this or that.
There is no need for violent revolutions in the golden age because societies are in the process of progressive growth, progressive expansion, progressive evolution. Suddenly, those who are in charge of societies begin to realize that they can relax, they can take it easy, because the danger of these violent revolutions that was there is dissipated because there is no longer the tension among the people. People are focused on what they all want in the end: They want a good life for themselves.
No need for violent revolutions
There will come later stages in the golden age where the majority of the population in many nations will have moved to the point where they are seeking to selflessly serve the whole or serve other people. But in the beginning stages of the golden age, people will be focused on creating a good life for themselves. When they do this in the way I have described, creating a good life for yourself actually helps to create a better life for the whole, therefore a better life for other people. Suddenly, there is no need for these kind of repressive, controlling societies that you see today. It is not that people will go to violent revolutions to overthrow such repressive societies, they will simply gradually fade away because there will be no need for them. People will not accept them. They will simply stand up and make it known that they want to live in a different society, and there is no question that the leaders will eventually have to comply.
Those who do not comply, will simply disappear. They will go out of embodiment, they will lose their power, whatever you have. If the majority of the people in a nation decide that they want a different society, then the leaders who will not go along with this will disappear. There is no question about it. There is no reason, or no need, for a violent revolution to overthrow such leaders. It is simply a matter of a critical number of the people deciding: “We will not accept this anymore in our nation. We want to live in a different kind of nation, and this is the kind of nation we want to live in.”
The rest of this dictation, along with an invocation based on the dictation, is found in the book: Accepting Saint Germain’s Golden Age.
Copyright © 2017 Kim Michaels