How to Live Without Making Karma

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Ascended Master Nada through Kim Michaels, January 10, 2018.

I AM the Ascended Master Nada. I AM the Chohan of the Sixth Ray. You are now at the first level of the initiations you will go through in my retreat over Saudi Arabia. As the very first step when students come here, I gather them together in a room, and the first thing I have them do is to vocalize their expectations. What do you expect when you come to the Sixth Ray? What is the initiation that you expect to go through?

Many students, as they vocalize this, talk about service. All students, of course, know that the Sixth Ray is traditionally the ray of peace and service. Many students who come here feel that, because they have been on the path under the other five Chohans for so long and have made so much progress, it must now be time that they start focusing on the service they are here to give, the gift that they want to bring to this planet. What is in their Divine plan that they should do to help raise the consciousness of humankind?

Now, my beloved, this is an understandable expectation. As always, we have no blame, we have no pointing the finger. I must tell you that many students come with an unrealistic expectation of what it means to be initiated on the Sixth Ray. It is not so that the Sixth Ray is not focused on service. Naturally, service is part of the initiations on the Sixth Ray, however, how can you give true service? What is true service? True service is what raises the planet above the dualistic state of consciousness. How can you make a contribution to raising the planet beyond the dualistic state of consciousness unless you are at peace within yourself?

There are, therefore, many students who feel that, based on what they have gone through under the previous five Chohans, they are ready to do something. They are ready to be more active, to be more outgoing. They are ready to play some part, perhaps even to do something important. Therefore, they are a little bit disappointed when they hear that the focus at my retreat will be on attaining inner peace.

I can see very clearly in their auras how they have a certain conflict, a sense of being split by two different impulses. On the one hand, they naturally want to listen to what I am saying because they realize I am the one who is going to initiate them. On the other hand, they still want to do something. They feel that, with all they have gone through, all the many initiations on the five rays, they must now be ready to go into some kind of service. Of course, you are ready to go into service, but the question is: Do you have a realistic view of what service means and what your highest form of service is?

The non-linear cause of human conflict

In order to get people started on questioning their view of service, it is convenient that my retreat is located over Arabia. Naturally, in an etheric retreat, geographical location is of no real importance, but it is certainly easy to point the students to just take a look at what is happening in the Middle East and what has been happening in this region now for thousands upon thousands of years. It is relatively easy for most of the students to come to see that there has been a conflict in this region, and it is an ongoing conflict.

I now have the students take a look at this, and I have them work in groups so that they begin to look at what are the causes of this conflict. They start with the present situation, and then they look at the various conflicts, and they try to trace: What is the historical background, what is the historical cause, of the present situation. As they trace this back, they see new conflicts, other conflicts, more conflicts. They begin to see that conflict led to conflict that led to conflict that led to conflict. As they trace this chain of “conflict generating conflict” back through the mists of history, they begin to realize that if you want to understand why there is conflict in the Middle East, it is not enough to look at the outer cause of the conflict. You cannot look at the Middle East – or for that matter planet earth – and look at the outer conditions. You cannot look at, for example, that this group of people attacked that group of people so many years ago, and that is why the second group of people are now seeking to take revenge or seeking to protect themselves. You cannot look at these outer things and thereby find the cause of the conflict.

The students very quickly begin to realize that you can keep going back into history, and you can see how one outer situation generated a conflict that led to an outbreak of violence. This outbreak of violence, however it outplayed itself, created a new conflict, a new level of animosity, which set the stage for a future conflict. You can keep tracing this back for thousands of years. Even if you could find an initial cause, an initial action, that created the first conflict, it would be meaningless to say that this first action (which took place thousands of years ago) is the cause of the present conflict. On the other hand, it would also be meaningless to look at the present situation and say that the previous outbreak of conflict or violence is the cause of the present situation. What the students begin to realize here is that the traditional, linear view of cause and effect simply cannot be applied to the Middle East, and it cannot actually be applied to human conflict, in general.

Surely, our students know about the fallen beings, and they have learned and studied the teachings we have given on the fallen beings. You know that the fallen beings fell in previous spheres, and they have brought their agenda with them into this sphere. You know that it is the fallen beings that brought warfare to this planet and who originally created most of the conflict. What the students begin to see, when they trace the conflict in the Middle East back through time, is that you cannot actually say that the fallen beings are the only cause of conflict. Surely, they are the outer cause, but they are not the inner cause. What the students realize very quickly is that, if you want to understand why there is conflict in the Middle East (or even in the world at large), you cannot look at outer events and outer so-called causes. You need to look within. You need to look at the psychology of the people and why they react the way they do.

This, of course, is not new for most of the students. It is new for them to begin to see this in this large historical perspective that they can suddenly see at my retreat where they have access to the Akashic records and they can go back to events that are not even recorded in present history. I give the students some time to work in groups to come up with this, and we discuss it in the larger group. Then, I wait. I let the discussions go on. If the students have not gained the insight that I am seeking to help them gain, then we study history some more. After some time, it begins to dawn on the students – usually one first, then a couple, and then more and more, until the whole group gets it – that the real cause of conflict is a state of mind. This state of mind cannot bring peace. It is important that you truly get this with your conscious mind—that is why I am bringing it up here so that you can integrate with your conscious mind the insights you are getting at my retreat.

Why you cannot stop war through reason

You see, my beloved, there is a consciousness in the world that is aware that warfare is not right, that warfare should not be here, that warfare should be stopped. You can see many, many well-meaning people around the world who have a desire to stop war. Some of them are philosophers, some of them are artists, some of them are intellectuals, some of them are politicians. Some of them can be found in many areas of life, including international organizations, from religious organizations to the United Nations, political organizations or charitable organizations of various kinds. There are millions of people who are aware that war needs to be stopped. However, they think that it is possible to reason with the people who are engaged in warfare and conflict.

You will see, even in the recent decades of history, how from time to time, some country or some organization decides to make an effort to bring, for example, the Israelis and the Palestinians to the negotiating table so that they can negotiate an end to the conflict between them. Now, we have said before, of course, that this cannot happen. The Israelis can never make peace with the Palestinians or with the other Arabs in the region. The reason for this is that the national identity of Israel and the national identity of Arab nations are defined in such a way that they can only be in conflict. What it will take is that the Israelis accelerate to a new national identity and the Palestinians or other Arab groups also accelerate to a new national or group identity. Then, perhaps, these new identities can find some kind of peaceful coexistence. As long as people’s group identity is defined based on conflict, peace is not possible. Many, many well-meaning people around the world continue to think that if they can just find the right argument, if they can just find the right incentive, then there can be constructive negotiations and a peaceful settlement can be reached.

This is not difficult for ascended master students to see because you already know what you know about the fallen beings, about the ego, and about perception filters and many other things. What I want to take the students to in my retreat is a deeper understanding of this. In order to illustrate this, let me give you a brief view of karma.

How karma actually works

You, of course, are familiar with the concept of karma but are you really familiar with how it works? Karma in the East is traditionally seen as action. You perform an action, and this creates a consequence. That consequence is then karma. It sets the stage for the next situation. As you take an action in the next situation, you create new karma that sets the stage for the next situation, and so forth on the wheel of rebirth, the Sea of Samsara, the treadmill of human existence.

What the students very quickly can see is that in the Middle East, people have created karma. Groups of people have created karma with each other over thousands of years. I have a screen where I can show, for example, a particular situation where there was a conflict between two groups of people. I can show what happens at the energetic level where you can see that the conflict, especially when it broke into physical violence, created energetic traces, energetic matrices, in the emotional, mental, and identity bodies and realms. These energetic matrices were partly in the individual auras (energy fields) of the people involved. They were also in a group aura, a group consciousness. They are even, to some degree, attached to a geographical location.

What the students come to see is that the people reacted to the original situation in a certain way and this created an energetic matrix. They can then see how this matrix lingers and how, when the people come back into their next embodiment, they are still carrying the matrix in their individual bodies. This causes them to tune in to – or even to be possessed by – the collective matrix. The reaction that people had in the first situation generates a matrix that very much limits the people’s options for choosing their reaction to the next situation, whether it be in their next lifetime or later in that lifetime.

Because people have reacted with violence before, their perception is warped, their perception is colored, their perception is limited by this reaction. When the next situation happens where there is conflict, they cannot see a peaceful way to respond to this. They can only see a way that accelerates what they did previously. They are more prone to respond with violence, they more easily respond with violence.

The students can see how these people have created these karmic traces that they carry with them from generation to generation. They can see how the people build these collective matrices that become more and more powerful and therefore more easily overpower the minds of individuals who are born into them. The students can even see that a particular group of people are engaged in a conflict with another group of people, and when people from the first group died, some of them would in their next lifetime incarnate in the other group. You were a Jew in one lifetime; in your next lifetime you might be an Arab, and vice versa. The students can see that even though people change sides, they still carry the matrix with them of responding with violence and hatred. Therefore, it really does not matter what side they are on. They still react the same way.

Now, the students can also very clearly see that there is a fundamental difference between feeling hatred towards another group of people and then acting on this with physical violence. It is clear that when you take a physical action, you are doing something in a physical way, and it is very obvious that you are doing something. It also has a more severe consequence. Nevertheless, the students also quickly begin to see that if you have a strong feeling of hatred that you are directing against another group of people, you are actually doing something at the emotional level. If you have very strong thoughts about why this other group of people are bad and what they have done to your people in the past, then you are doing something at the mental level. If you have a very strong sense of identity that you are better than this other group of people because of whatever criteria you have, then this is doing something at the identity level. The students can see that the people are actually projecting energy out with all four of their lower bodies, and this is all doing, this is all taking action. It is all creating these karmic matrices that will limit people’s perception, limit their freedom to choose their actions.

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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