Ascended Master Jesus through Kim Michaels.
We will now take a closer look at the epic struggle. This struggle is the single-most successful device created by the forces of anti-christ to keep human beings – and other self-aware beings – trapped in the mind of duality, thereby feeding their light to the forces of anti-christ. This light enables them to survive, even though they have long ago been cut off from receiving spiritual light directly.
The key to understanding the epic struggle is my teachings that God is undivided and indivisible. God is the Infinite, and that which is infinite is everywhere, meaning that it cannot be divided into parts that are separated by distance. Concepts such as division and distance simply have no meaning when you are talking about the ultimate God. As a side note, this means that any God who favors one group of people over all others, such as the ancient Israelites, can only be a dualistic god.
The Creator has allowed its own Being to be manifest as the Ma-ter Light out of which everything in the world of form has been given form. The Creator’s Being is embedded within everything. The Creator has also allowed the creation of self-aware beings with free will. These beings are meant to serve as co-creators who bring about the unfoldment of the world of form from within. Both the Ma-ter light and the self-aware extensions of the Creator form the Divine Feminine or the Mother aspect of God.
Understanding the two basic choices
Co-creators have two spheres within which they can exercise their co-creative abilities. One is the Sphere of Oneness in which they co-create within the framework of God’s laws. This means that everything they create will raise up themselves and all life, bringing God’s overall plan closer to manifestation. By exercising your free will within this sphere, you do not give up any freedom. On the contrary, as illustrated in my parable about the talents, your creative abilities are multiplied, and you actually gain greater creative freedom.
The other option is to exercise your creative abilities outside the Sphere of Oneness by acting as a separate individual. This is not possible in the spiritual realm because the vibration of the Ma-ter light that forms the spiritual realm is so high that the illusion of separateness cannot be maintained. The material universe has pockets – earth being one of them – in which the vibration of the light is so low that the illusion of separation seems plausible. The illusion can be maintained only because of the density of matter that prevents your thoughts from being instantaneously manifest. This gives the illusion of a separation between consciousness and matter and makes possible the illusion that you are a separate individual who is not linked to others through the collective consciousness.
This illusion of separation gives rise to the further illusion that you can take physical actions and escape the consequences, meaning that you can do onto others without having others – or the universe – do onto you. This is, of course, a complete illusion, for no one can escape the consequences of his or her actions. When you exercise your creative abilities in a way that limits other parts of life – seeking to raise up the separate self – you will diminish your creative power and limit your freedom.
When people are blinded by the illusion of separation, they fail to see this. They can – for some time – maintain the illusion that they are raising the separate self in comparison to other separate selves. They can even maintain the illusion that they gain freedom only by going against God’s will—the will of the external god of their own making.
You can co-create in a way that raises up all life – including yourself – or you can de-create in a way that diminishes all life—again, yourself included. The first option should be the obvious choice, but once beings are blinded by the illusion of a separate self, it is not. The illusion that you can gain an advantage by raising up the separate self in comparison to others becomes the “obvious” choice. Out of this illusion, the epic struggle is born.
Why the epic struggle is pointless
Many myths portray the world as being locked in an epic struggle between two opposing forces. These myths range from ancient mythology, such as the Iliad and the Bhagavad Gita, to modern mythology, such as Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. Throughout the ages, many people have looked at the world and concluded that this portrayal is true and that there is an epic struggle. Indeed, there is such a struggle—only it is not between the true God and some entity that opposes God.
When you begin to glimpse God as infinite and formless, you see that because that which is infinite cannot be divided, it can have no opposite. In God, there is only oneness so how can there be a struggle? The Infinite God does not see itself as opposed by anything, meaning that there is no struggle within God’s Sphere of Oneness.
How is the struggle born? You can leave oneness only by creating a sense of distance, which you do by defining two opposing polarities that will forever be separated. As soon as those two polarities are defined, the epic struggle between them is the inevitable result.
I trust that those who have studied my previous ego discourses will see that the struggle can have no reality in God. It can exist only in the minds of self-aware beings who have stepped outside the Sphere of Oneness—meaning that it is ultimately unreal. Why is it unreal?
The promise of the struggle is that there are two sides and that one represents ultimate good and the other ultimate evil. By aligning yourself with ultimate good and by fighting against the people who are aligned with evil, you – as a separate self – will gain a distinct advantage. Eventually, ultimate good will win the struggle and then all who helped destroy ultimate evil will be rewarded.
On a deeper level, this promise of a reward for a separate self is an illusion—since the separate self is an illusion. Of course, no one blinded by separation can see this. Yet even those blinded by separation can see that if the promise of a reward was false, it would be silly of them to fight for one side and against the other. Consider how the promise could be fulfilled? It can happen only when good finally destroys evil. On a deeper level, what human beings call “good” was created in a polarity with what they call “evil.” The two are inseparable, meaning that one can never destroy the other. The only way for the epic struggle to end is if both are transcended! Good does not cancel out evil. The reality of God cancels out the illusion of the dualistic struggle.
No one blinded by separation can see this point, as such beings cannot see beyond the illusion of separation. Those who have started seeing beyond duality can see that the epic struggle is utterly pointless. It simply is not possible that good can win over evil, for “good” and “evil” are relative terms that cannot exist independently of each other. They were created together and can only be “erased” together.
You might say that ultimate good can win, but even that is an incorrect use of words. Ultimate good – the indivisible God – is not engaged in any struggle, for it recognizes no division—his eyes behold no iniquity. The ultimate God is not trying to defeat the devil, for God recognizes the unreality of the devil and thus sees no need to engage him in any way. The devil is not a threat to the Creator—the devil is simply irrelevant.
The epic struggle is a grand illusion that has the effect of sucking people into an activity that eats up their attention and energy without having the potential of giving them what they seek. Even spiritual seekers can be sucked into this struggle by thinking they are fighting for the ultimate cause, fighting for God’s cause. Even ascended master students have had their attention consumed by the struggle.
This brings us to an interesting point, for some will say that the ascended masters have encouraged people to engage in the struggle by decreeing “against” certain dark forces and calling forth their judgment. In order to understand this, you need to recognize that we of the ascended masters have only one goal and that is to raise the consciousness of all people. We will therefore have to meet people at the level of consciousness where they are at, and then give them teachings that take them up from there. Until recently, very few people on this planet have been ready for the non-dualistic teachings we are releasing today.
In the past, we had to adapt to what people could grasp, and the fact is that even the epic struggle can be used to promote spiritual progress. One of the greatest enemies of progress is that people become comfortable in a certain lifestyle and simply want to enjoy life in the material realm. Throughout the ages, the epic struggle has indeed had the effect of pulling people out of that comfortability and “forcing” them to increase their skills in order to “defeat” the enemy—as for example seen in martial arts.
Even though the struggle is an illusion, it can still be used to promote growth. The downside, of course, is that once people become warriors, they can become stuck in that role for many lifetimes before they finally move on to become sages, seeking peace through the mind rather than seeking it through victory in war.
It has always been our hope that those who are direct students of the ascended masters would eventually rise above the struggle, as we have indeed given veiled teachings on this in the past—for those who have eyes to read between the lines. For those who have not been willing to see this, we have had no other option than to push people’s buttons in order to intensify the sense of struggle until people finally have enough. How long can you be in the mindset of fighting a war? Even the second world war lasted only five years, but some students have been fighting their own private, spiritual war against evil for decades. Their egos are laughing all the way to the bank where they cash in the light that people misqualify through the struggle.
NOTE: The rest of this dictation is available in the book Freedom from Ego Dramas.
Copyright © 2013 Kim Michaels