Ascended Master Jesus through Kim Michaels.
We will now build on the foundation set in the previous discourse, and let us begin by taking another look at personal dramas. When a co-creator creates a personal drama, the drama is based on the co-creator’s current perspective on the environment in which it lives, be that the material universe or a previous sphere. The co-creator is inside its sphere and is looking at life from that vantage point.
A co-creator cannot see its sphere from the outside, meaning it cannot fully understand how life, free will and the process of growth works. In order to fully understand how life works, the co-creator must first take full responsibility for itself, and if it did so, it would have no need to create a drama. By the very fact that the co-creator creates a drama, it is proven that it has not fully understood life. We might say that the co-creator looks at life from inside a particular mental box that presents a limited or even a distorted view.
What we now need to add is that co-creators are not the only beings created to assist in the ascension of a given sphere. Co-creators are the beings who are created to take on bodies made from the sphere’s base energies and work on raising the sphere from the inside. There are also beings who are created to help a specific sphere by working from the outside, from the higher level(s) of the sphere. These beings are what people on earth normally call angels.
When a co-creator wins its ascension, it becomes an ascended master. Many religious people believe angels are created as permanent beings, but that raises the question of how angels could fall. The explanation is that there are ascended angels and unascended angels. For each new sphere, many angels are created to serve that sphere and they do not become permanent beings until their sphere ascends and they ascend.
Although angels are not meant to take embodiment, they still have free will, for how else could they grow in self-awareness? When an angel is created to serve a particular sphere, it also has a limited self-awareness. Because it is not in a body, it has a wider perspective on its sphere than the co-creators who are looking at it from the inside. This means that as a sphere rises in vibration, the angel has the opportunity to gain a broader understanding of how God’s creation works, including free will. A co-creator can also gain this understanding but only after it has taken full responsibility for itself and has no need to create the dramas that will prevent a co-creator from seeing the full truth.
The test of angels
Here comes the all-important distinction. The growth of a sphere is dependent upon one thing and one thing only, namely the growth in self-awareness of the co-creators who embody in the sphere. The angels who serve a sphere can contribute to the growth of the sphere, but they can do so only by assisting the co-creators who are inside the sphere. This assistance can be given only within the context of free will. An angel has no right – and indeed has no direct power – to force or overrule the free will of co-creators.
When a group of co-creators refuse to take responsibility for themselves and start creating personal dramas, the angels can clearly see how this will limit the co-creators and the growth of their sphere. If the co-creators refuse the assistance offered by the angels, the angels can do nothing but simply watch as the co-creators generate a downward spiral. If a majority of the co-creators in a sphere refused to grow, the angels could only stand by (if their help was rejected) and watch as the entire sphere disintegrated. Likewise, if a group of co-creators refuse to transcend their dramas when their sphere ascends, the angels can only watch as they fall into the next sphere and are lost to their original sphere.
What is the test of angels? A co-creator comes to a point where it has to take full and final responsibility for itself. Instead, the angel faces the challenge of allowing the process of free will to outplay itself freely—meaning that the angel must allow co-creators to express their free will in any way they want. In order to pass this test, the angel must acquire a complete understanding of free will, and it must come to respect free will with the same absolute acceptance that the Creator has. In passing, let me mention that ascended masters have acquired this understanding and acceptance by taking embodiment and ascending, a perspective that angels naturally do not have. This explains why ascended masters have no problem with the test that can be difficult for many unascended angels.
Another way to say this is that a co-creator faces the test of fully accepting its own free will whereas an angel faces the test of fully accepting the free will of others. If you look more closely, it is actually the same test from different vantage points. When you take full responsibility for yourself, you come to have full respect for your own free will, and this also gives you full respect for the free will of others.
If an angel does not develop full respect for the free will of others, it is because the angel has not taken full responsibility for itself (if the angel did, it would know that it can grow in self-awareness even if co-creators do not). When you do take full responsibility for yourself, you also accept that you are not responsible for the choices made by other self-aware beings. When an angel fails the test of free will, it actually develops an inappropriate sense of responsibility for the co-creators it was meant to serve. As we shall see, this false responsibility gives rise to the desire to force co-creators.
What happens when an angel faces this test and refuses to rise to a higher understanding and acceptance of the Law of Free Will? The angel is actually faced with a test that is as important as that faced by co-creators when their teachers require them to take full responsibility and define their own roles. The angel is likewise guided by a leader, and if the angel will not accept free will, then the angel must do what co-creators do in order to justify their rejection of the teacher and the lesson.
Rebellion of angels
When an angel fails the test of unconditional acceptance of the free will of co-creators, the angel can do this only by creating a drama. This drama is somewhat similar to the dramas created by co-creators, only it is based on the viewpoint – the mental box – of the angels. It is based on a greater perspective and understanding of how life works than the inside perspective of co-creators. This gives rise to a different possibility.
The personal dramas created by co-creators are based on the duality consciousness and they have a built-in tension that causes a co-creator to rebel against authority in its own sphere – its spiritual teacher – and to generate conflict with other co-creators. The angel, however, does have some overall understanding of how life works, and this means it can rebel against the entire process of growth in self-awareness. A co-creator can only rebel against what it sees, namely its spiritual teachers and other co-creators. An angel can rebel against God and the Creator’s purpose and design, specifically the decision to give co-creators free will.
This means that the dramas created by co-creators are directed outward (horizontally) in their own sphere whereas the dramas created by angels are directed upward and downward (vertically). The angels come to believe that the Creator was wrong for giving co-creators free will so they want to prove God and free will wrong. They also believe they are responsible for the growth of co-creators and that co-creators should be forced to do what is in their own best interest—according to the definition of the angels. In a sense we might say that all dramas are control games. Co-creators want to control their spiritual teachers and other co-creators. Angels want to control God and all co-creators.
This explains why I have made the distinction between the personal dramas of co-creators and the epic dramas created by angels. The angels can create dramas that take the duality consciousness to its ultimate extreme by portraying God as one dualistic polarity that is opposed by another dualistic polarity of equal strength—or at least of such strength that there is a real battle and a real potential for God to lose some souls. Co-creators simply could not create such a drama from their limited perspective. Only the unascended angels have the perspective – without the full understanding – to create such an epic drama.
NOTE: The rest of this dictation is available in the book Freedom from Ego Dramas.
Copyright © 2013 Kim Michaels