Survival Games

Ascended Master Jesus through Kim Michaels.

The story of Doctor Frankenstein was inspired by the ascended masters in order to illustrate one of the fundamental properties of the ego. The plot is simple, namely that a doctor – with seemingly benign motives – stitches together dead body parts and infuses them with life. Once the creature has received a form of life, it displays a survival instinct that makes it willing to kill anyone standing in its way, even its own creator. Because the doctor is unwilling to deal with his creation, he eventually perishes—as does the creature.

This is the basic characteristic of your ego. You took “dead” ideas, meaning ideas and beliefs that sprang from the consciousness of anti-christ, and put them together into a whole. You then used your creative abilities to infuse them with a form of life so that your “creature” could fulfill the role of making most decisions for you, seemingly setting the Conscious You free from the responsibility of making decisions.

What you thought was created to serve you, took on a life of its own, and now it wants to control every aspect of your life. Furthermore, it has a ferocious survival instinct and will do anything to stay alive—even if you decide that you no longer want it. In its most primitive form, the ego is willing to do anything to stay alive, even to the point of killing people that oppose it. The ego is even willing to kill you, and it is unable to see that this will lead to its own destruction. To the ego, the ultimate cause is its own survival, and no price is too high to pay in order to ensure its survival.

The ego will literally do anything that it believes is necessary in order to ensure its own survival. When you compare this to my previous teaching that the ego is born out or your separation from God, you can see the dangerous cocktail. Everything is created from God’s being—without him was not anything made that was made. The connecting link between all self-aware beings is God. When you know that you are part of God’s being, you also know that other people are part of God’s being, and you know, in a very fundamental way, that if you hurt others, you also hurt yourself. As I said:

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. (Matthew 25:40)

It is truly only when you acknowledge that you have some connection to God that you can follow my commandment to do unto others what you want them to do to you. That is why people who identify with their egos are unwilling to follow this command and even look at is as a primitive or weak statement.

Because the ego is born from your separation from God, it inevitably sees itself as completely separate from other people. The ego believes it can hurt others without harming itself, and this is what gives rise to the most primitive of all ego games, namely that of ultimate physical survival.

Physical survival leading to spiritual death

The Conscious You is able to identify itself as anything it chooses. The same is true for the ego. I have compared the ego to a forest, and the kind of trees you put into the forest will determine the ego’s behavior. When a person sinks to the absolute lowest level of human awareness, the ego of that person identifies itself with and as the physical body. The survival and preservation of the physical body becomes the most important goal for the ego. The person will do anything to attain that goal, including killing anyone who is perceived as a threat to the survival of the body.

In previous discourses, I compared the ego to the operating system of a computer. What actually happens when people come to identify with their physical bodies is that the computer program of the ego merges with the computer program that is built into the physical body. The human body/brain is – as most modern people realize – a very complex mechanism.

Many scientists believe all aspects of human consciousness is the result of the physical processes in the brain and nervous system. While this is incorrect, it is to some degree understandable that scientists can reach this conclusion. The brain and nervous system are truly so complex that they give rise to many thoughts and feelings. For people who have forgotten their spiritual identity and have come to identify themselves with and as a physical body, virtually all of their thoughts and feelings are produced by the brain and nervous system receiving and to some degree modifying impulses from the mass consciousness.

When the ego merges with the “body computer,” the computer programs built into the physical body come to dominate the computer of the ego. It should not be difficult to see that the programs of the physical body are entirely centered around the survival of the body. This is not to say that this is necessarily wrong or evil. I am not agreeing with the traditional view of many religious people – including many Christians – that the body is evil. A lion is not evil, it simply does what it needs to do in order to survive. Likewise, the body will do what it needs to do in order to survive. The problem is, of course, that the body computer is not actually able to think.

It has only physical life, but no spiritual life. It has no self-awareness and consequently no way to distinguish between what brings it closer to oneness or further into separation. It has no ethical or moral concerns, and it is incapable of reasoning that what it thinks is necessary for its survival might be “wrong” or have long-term consequences for the entity that inhabits the body, namely you. The result is the creation of an ego-game that is programmed to do anything to ensure the short-term and long-term survival of the physical body.

Throughout history, this ego game has taken on many different forms. As an example, consider that during medieval times, most men traveled with a sword. The slightest provocation would be seen as a threat to the person’s honor, and the result would be a duel to the death. Numerous people were killed over something that was not an actual physical threat but only a perceived threat. It became a physical threat because of the tradition of settling disputes with a duel. Other obvious examples are how people will kill others in order to steal food or other property. This often leads those who have something worth stealing to build a pattern of automatically killing those who are seen as real or potential threats to their property.

Taking this to a greater scale, we see war as an example of how some soldiers will become perfect killing machines. They automatically kill any enemy solider without even considering any moral or ethical implications. We see a similar tendency in organized crime, even the popular movie image of the crime boss who will kill anyone who threatens the survival of his empire—which he identifies as an extension of his body.

On an even greater scale, entire nations or civilizations can create their version of the survival game. They build the image that other nations are a threat, and they are willing to use whatever weapons or methods are available in order to secure victory. This can be extended to building the image that a particular race or ethnic group is a threat to the survival of another group or nation. Hitler’s genocide against the Jews is an obvious example of the ultimate survival game taken to the extreme. The Allied bombing campaign against civilian targets in German cities shows that no nation is immune to this game, as do the atomic bombs dropped over civilian populations in Japan.

Another aspect of this game is that the long-term survival of the physical body requires propagation, and when the ego takes this to the extreme, you get rape. On an even larger scale, you get the many forms of suppression of women, fueled by the male ego’s perceived need for the long-term survival of the physical body. This makes it necessary that women are available to fill what the male ego perceives as their main role, namely to be available for propagation.

NOTE: The rest of this dictation is available in the book Freedom from Ego Games.


Copyright © 2007 Kim Michaels