TOPICS: The desire for ultimate status – A monument to the size of people’s egos – Beyond seeking truth outside yourself – Giving up all opinions – Becoming one with the Spirit of Truth – A link between Rome and the Acropolis – The tutelage of Pallas Athena – The ego trap of thinking you have to expose others – Shifting your self-awareness – How to spend the rest of this lifetime –
Ascended Master Pallas Athena, May 4, 2010 through Kim Michaels.
The desire for ultimate status
Goddess of Truth. Is it not an imposing title, meant to be impressive—but to whom? For surely, I, Pallas Athena, the one to whom this title is attached by men, am not easily impressed by the antics of men, am I? Thus, it is meant to be impressive to men only.
There is a consciousness among men of wanting to elevate something to an ultimate status, and that status is, of course, that of God or Goddess. Or in a monotheistic religion, as the supreme God, the male God, yet it is always a distant God, an objectified God. And this is the one secret, that men cannot or will not understand. Yet you see this theme in all cultures, in all civilizations that have existed on this planet—that have existed on this planet, for they do not exist anymore.
And why do they not exist anymore? Because they will not let go of the consciousness that objectifies their God or their gods. This is the very consciousness of the fallen angels, the consciousness of separation, of separating out from oneness. For when you separate out from the oneness of God, then what happens? You are not in oneness with God, and therefore you are not in God. And therefore God becomes an object outside of yourself.
God becomes something that can be reduced to an object, that you can know through certain characteristics, that are defined either through words or images, but they are words and images created by men who have fallen into the duality consciousness. For surely, those who experience oneness with God know, that there are no words or images in the material world that could possibly convey the fullness of God’s Being.
A monument to the size of people’s egos
And thus, what you see here behind the messenger’s physical body is indeed this temple, erected by the ancient Greeks to me, Pallas Athena—or rather to their image of me, their false God, their graven image, that they wanted to worship instead of the real Goddess of Truth. They did not want to truly worship me, for what does it mean to worship the real, living Goddess of Truth? It means to come into oneness with me—there is no other way. So they wanted to worship me, and worshiping implies that you are worshiping a distant object, a separate object, something that is outside of yourself. For, if you know that God is inside of yourself – if you have entered the kingdom of God that is within you, as Christ said – then you do not need to worship God. You just need to let the inner God express itself through you, do you not?
This then is the only form of worship that the living God – and those who are the representatives of the living God in the form of the ascended masters, whether you call us gods or goddesses matters not to us – desire. We desire to be expressed through you, not worshiped as distant objects, not studied as distant objects, that you think you can know with the linear, analytical mind, because you have attached certain characteristics to us. And therefore, you have entombed us in those graven images, that you have created.
Think back to when this monument was erected so many years ago, when the Pallas Athena statue – meant to be the most magnificent statue ever created by man, put inside the most magnificent building ever created by man – think about the mindset of the people who created this monument. And then, ask yourself: “Was it a monument to the Goddess of Truth, Pallas Athena, or was it a monument to the egos of the people who erected it?” And you will see, that it was indeed a monument, the size of which reveals the size of the egos and the desire of those egos to write themselves into history by creating a monument that would stand for a very long time.
So far they have been successful, in the sense that although the ancient cult to Pallas Athena has largely vanished, the monument is still here. And it is even connected with a movement that became known as democracy, although even democracy as conceived by the Greeks was not the true democracy, that we hold the vision for in the ascended realm—a democracy that has not yet fully been manifested in any nation on earth.
So you see, my dear students, if you are the eternal, the perpetual student – who thinks you have to study at distant topic and that I, Pallas Athena, can be reduced to a distant topic, an object that you can study and come to know with the outer, linear mind – well, then I must tell you, you are not true students. In essence, there is a period on the spiritual path, where you do need to study, for you cannot come into oneness, you have not reached that level of maturity. But there comes a point, where you need to go beyond being a student of truth and instead come into oneness with truth.
Beyond seeking truth outside yourself
You need to stop seeking for truth in ancient books or in new books, even in newly revealed teachings, such as what we have given through this messenger. For do you see the reality, that we cannot say anything through a given messenger to which the mind of the messenger is not open and is not accepting? And thus, if this messenger had a desire to set himself up as some ultimate source of truth – to be venerated and to be thought impressive among men – well then, I could not give the teaching I am giving.
And thus, you see, progressive revelation is progressive only when the students of what is given take what is given, multiply it in their hearts, use it to come up to a level of consciousness beyond that at which the teaching was given. And then, they can become the open door for bringing forth the progressive teaching, that takes the progressive revelation one step further up the ladder of what we of the ascended masters desire to reveal.
Coming into oneness with the ascended masters is the logical step up from being a student of the ascended masters. You do not honor me if you see me as distant from yourself, if you see me as above yourself, if you see me as some remote object up in heaven, that you have objectified because are still stuck in the linear, dualistic, analytical mind. This mind wants to see me as a distant object, because it does not want to have its own duality, its own inconsistencies, its own contradictions be exposed.
And thus, what will it take for you to step beyond being a student? It will take that you are willing to not have anything hidden from me, the Goddess of Truth. For I will come into your being and help you rise to a higher level of consciousness, but what is the acceleration in consciousness that I, Pallas Athena, can offer you? It is an acceleration into the vibration, the characteristic of God that I embody and represent to the earth, and that is the living truth. And in the living truth, of course, nothing can be hidden. There can be no contradictions, there can be no inconsistencies in your views or beliefs. And so, how do you then go beyond inconsistencies in your views, and opinions and beliefs?
Giving up all opinions
My beloved, you go beyond in only one way: by giving up all of your viewpoints, your opinions and your beliefs. Yes, I said all of them—they must all be given up. For you see, as long as you see yourself as a student – as long as you are in the consciousness, where you think I am a distant object to be studied and revered – well then, all of your opinions, and viewpoints and beliefs spring from the duality consciousness, the consciousness that objectifies God instead of coming into oneness with God.
This is a simple truth, a simple truth to state in words, but will it have any meaning to you? Well, that depends on whether you have reached the point, where you have had enough of the merry-go-round of your own ego and the egos of the fallen beings—who are taking you through this labyrinth, this maze, where they promise you, that there will be exciting revelations around every turn and that in some distant future, you will arrive at the ultimate summit, where the Acropolis is built and where Pallas Athena is waiting in the inner sanctuary. No my beloved, I am not waiting for you in the inner sanctuary in the Acropolis or any other building or any other place. I am waiting for you in the inner sanctuary of your own heart.
When you stop looking for me outside yourselves – because you realize that I am not an object to be studied, worshipped or revered; I am indeed, a living, breathing Presence of God to come into oneness with – then I can accelerate your own being. Not that you become something you are not, but that you cease to be something you are not, you cease to be the not-self, you cease to be identified with the not-self. Because through coming into contact with my vibration, you see the alternative to the not-self, and therefore you can no longer maintain the illusion, that you are that not-self and that the not-self is all that there is, and that the illusions of duality represent some kind of infallible truth.
For this is, indeed, the promise spread through the world through so many thoughts systems, belief systems, political systems – what have you – philosophical systems, as the ancient Greek philosophers sat in this place and endlessly debated this or that system, while none of them had the ultimate truth and reality. None of them had that reality, my beloved, because they were not willing to see what I have just explained. You see, those Greek philosophers who sat here to gather students and to be thought wise among men; that is exactly what they wanted—they wanted to be thought wise among men, and they were, thereby, raising their own egos and the egos of those who objectified the philosophers, as the philosophers had objectified the gods and goddesses.
There is no ultimate reality that can be spoken or pictured in the material universe. The ultimate truth, the living truth, is something you can come into oneness with—if you are willing. If you are willing to go beyond the man-made so-called truths, that are spread out there by so many philosophers, so many authority figures that want to set themselves up as being more than this other authority figure, that want to gather a following among men instead of coming into oneness with the reality of God. This is the stark reality.
Becoming one with the Spirit of Truth
You can go to any philosophical system, and you will not there find the living truth. You can go to the teachings of the ascended masters, you can go to the AskRealJesus website, and you will not there find the living truth; you will find an expression of truth. It can be at guiding post for you to come into oneness with the vibration of truth, with the vibration of Jesus and other ascended beings. But it can do so only, if you are willing to go beyond the outer expression of that truth, instead of objectifying it and elevating it to some ultimate status, seeing it as better or more important than other expressions of truth. For certainly, there are other expressions of truth, that can take you into a direct encounter with the Spirit of Truth—but only if you are willing to transcend them, as you should be willing to transcend everything.
Even the words I speak are only words—unless they are endowed by you with a flow of the living spirit from your heart. And then you follow that flow, you follow it beyond the words to the Living Spirit that I am. And when you make contact with that Living Spirit, then you know the living truth of Pallas Athena—only then. You will never know it by watching a statue, by reading or listening to a dictation. You will only know it when you know it in your heart. And you will know me in your heart only when you come into oneness with me and no longer see yourself as separated from me. For you are not afraid to have my light of truth shine upon every nook and cranny in your being, every aspect of your thoughts, feelings, actions, beliefs, your self-image, your world image, your image of God—all of these structures that you have created in your mind, as Jesus so clearly expressed it in Saint Peter’s Basilica.
A link between Rome and the Acropolis
And I tell you, there is a direct link between this place of the Acropolis and the Basilica of Saint Peter’s. It is a link established many years ago by the legions of false teachers on this planet, who have thought to deceive humankind. There is a consciousness, that has transmigrated itself from Greece to Rome, from there to other civilizations. This place, the Acropolis, has been a focal point for the false teachers, the false hierarchy of this earth, ever since it was built. For it was built by those who represented the false teachers, even though they cleverly disguised themselves as representing truth or higher principles.
This is an ancient focus, that has been here for a long time. It was many years ago, when the Roman Catholic Church was established, that the beginning of this arc of darkness – that actually is not an arc as you might envision going through the air, but an arc of darkness going through the earth – was established. And it was reinforced as the Catholic Church became stronger and stronger, until it was anchored in the basilica that is now standing over the so-called tomb of Peter. Which is really the tomb of truth, the tomb of the living truth and the tendency to want to encage that truth in structure—as is demonstrated by the consciousness of Peter.
This ancient focus has been here for a very long time, but I, Pallas Athena, now raise my Spear of Truth, and I plunge that shaking spear directly into this ancient record, that it may be consumed this instant, right now, by this Spear of Truth that comes from my heart. Let it be shaken, let even the earth be shaken, that you will know that a change has occurred, that an ancient record has been cleared, that a link between these two focal points of the duality consciousness has now been shattered, has been completely severed, so that there is no longer this link under the earth.
And thus, I say to you, this is indeed a momentous occasion, for it is a new opportunity, not only for the people of the world – the people of Greece, the people of Italy, the Catholics around the world – it is especially an opportunity for those who are the top 10 percent, wherever they are. Those who are the most spiritually aware of people, who have the potential to come up higher, to come up higher in consciousness and go beyond the dualistic truth and see the reality that there is something beyond, that there is more to know than the man-made truths that can be defined in these thought systems—or images or statues carved in stone or ivory or what have you. For I tell you, they shall not stand, these monuments to the human ego. They shall be shaken and obliterated, as they shall come tumbling down in the consciousness of the people who are willing to go beyond those stifled outer images and find the living, inner truth. This is the prediction I give, this is the mandate I give, this is the release of light that I am releasing this day.
Let these structures in the minds of human beings come tumbling down, that they may see the living truth that has been hidden. Not that it has been entirely hidden, but that people’s attention has been so focused on these structures, that they have not been able to see beyond the structure. They have been so focused on the images and the words drawn on the paper, that they have not seen the white paper, the clean white page on which they can create, co-create, the kingdom of God on earth, instead of the current non-kingdom of the non-god.
The tutelage of Pallas Athena
Thus, I say to you, as spiritual students: Apply to my heart, apply to my Being. If you dare, if you dare to have your own inconsistencies, the fallacies of your beliefs, if you dare to have them exposed by the light of truth that I am. Apply to me. I am gentle, yet I am a living, breathing fire of truth. And the more you hold on to untruth, the more it will seem as if my fire is burning. But if you can let go of the untruth, then my fire will not burn.
It will instead lift you up into the heavens, where you suddenly find yourself above the human labyrinth, the human maze, the human miasma, the energy veil of Maya. You find yourself above it, so that you may see the perspective you see through the eyes of Pallas Athena. You see with my perspective, and you suddenly cannot understand how you could ever have been so trapped in these philosophical systems, thinking that one of them had to be the ultimate truth, the ultimate way to heaven.
For is this not the lie: that you can follow an outer system, that will guarantee your entry into heaven without having to look through the eyes of truth at your own being and the inconsistencies in your ego, and the lie that your conscious self has accepted, that has served as the justification for walking away from the teacher—who also represented truth, be it Maitreya or another teacher in another mystery school in another realm.
It is not only the ego, that keeps you away from oneness with truth. It is the decision you made to not go back to the teacher, as Maitreya explains in his book. There is always a decision that was not made by the ego, because the ego was made from the decision. The ego is an offspring of the decision, and the decision was made by the conscious self, the Conscious You. What folly to deny that you made that decision, for if you do not recognize that you – the core of your being, the very essence of your consciousness – made that decision, then how can you undo that decision? You cannot undo a decision through denial; only through recognition, through taking responsibility.
And thus, I admonish you: try me, try me as a guide to what is truth and untruth. And I will help you rightly divide the word of truth in your own being. And when you have divided the word of truth in your own being, then you might serve to divide the word of truth in the world and for other people. But until then, I caution you strongly not to focus on telling other people what they should be doing or what they should be believing, or what is wrong with the world. For this is another camouflage strategy of the ego: to take your attention away, to divert your attention from looking at the untruth in yourself by focusing on the untruth in others or the world.
The ego trap of thinking you have to expose others
Do you not see, that there are many of the philosophies in the world that are deliberately created by the false teachers in order to fool the most spiritual people into thinking, that they have to focus on exposing or freeing people from the many untruths. And thus, your attention is pulled into focusing on the many untruths in the world—and thereby conveniently forgetting to look at the untruth in yourself. This cannot lead to spiritual progress.
It can lead to the illusion of spiritual progress that comes from spiritual pride, because you think that by you being able to expose all these fallacies in the world, you are more sophisticated, you are more spiritual, than the people who believe in these fallacies. But it is not so; it is not so. You are, in fact, more trapped by your own ego than many of the people who believe in the false teachings but do not think they are that much better than others, as you think you are better than others for you can see all these fallacies.
Stop looking for the untruth outside yourself. Focus on the untruth in your own being. Apply to me to show you that untruth. And then, when you have gone through a period of seeing that untruth, then, when you are cleared of the untruth, you can stand naked before God, the God of Truth, the Goddess of Truth, and not feel ashamed in your nakedness. For you realize, that your nakedness is a sign up your purity, a sign that you have been willing to purify your being of the artificial elements, that have become an overlay that is hiding the true, spiritual individuality, given to you by God before you descended into the material realm.
That purity, that pure, spiritual individuality, is still anchored in your I AM Presence, unchanged by anything that has happened to you, anything you have experienced, in the material universe. Yet your outer mind will never reconnect to that spiritual individuality, for your outer mind cannot see through the filter of duality, the filter of Maya. And thus, it will never be able to see the true individuality, that is beyond duality, that is beyond the sense of identity created by both your conscious self and your ego after your conscious self decided to go into duality.
Shifting your self-awareness
Thus, it is truly only the conscious self, the Conscious You, that can bridge the gap, that can dis-identify itself from the the worldly identity, so that it can project itself beyond the realm of Maya, the realm of duality, the material realm and realize that it is pure consciousness. And as pure consciousness, it can choose to be what it will be at any moment. No matter how elaborate a structure of a worldly identity that it has created over thousands of lifetimes, it can nevertheless choose at any moment to stop identifying itself with it, disentangle itself from this sense of identity and come back to that point of purity, where it once again recognizes and experiences itself as an extension of the pure Being of God, as pure consciousness that is not trapped in any lower sense of identity.
And at the moment your conscious self does experience itself as pure consciousness, it can then reach up and contact the individuality that is anchored in your I AM Presence. It can then contact the positive momentums, that you have built in your causal body over many lifetimes. And that is when the Conscious You truly becomes the open door between that which is Above and that which is below. That is when you become the living Christ, who can then be the open door for the Spirit of Truth to flow into this world and truly challenge the untruth from a higher perspective of the Christ mind, rather than seeking to challenge or expose the untruths in the world from the level of the dualistic mind, where your challenge will only be from the duality consciousness. And therefore, it will be pitting one dualistic argument against another, which can never lead to a conclusive breakthrough, which can never lead to truly freeing people from the illusion of duality.
How to spend the rest of this lifetime
So, how do you want to spend the rest of this lifetime? Do you want to spend it squabbling with other people who are trapped in the duality consciousness? Or will you spend some time and effort to reconnect to the reality of your being, so that you may be truly an open door for the Spirit of Truth. And so that I, Pallas Athena, may thrust my Spear of Truth, first into your own being, where you are willing to let it expose anything in your being that is not truth. And then, when you are purified, the spear can be thrust through that open door into the world, where you can likewise bring forth a true challenge of the untruth.
This is the question I pose for you. If you are willing to take up my challenge, then be willing to walk right into my Spear of Truth, to let it enter your being, where at first it might be painful. But then you will begin to feel how, as the Spear of Truth penetrates the veils of unreality in your being, you reconnect to something that is real. You start to feel liberated, you start to reconnect to the true joy of your being, that peaceful, blissful, bubbling joy that is God’s own joy of expressing itself in form. And then, your life in the material world can also be an expression of joy, rather than you being burdened or trapped in a lesser sense of identity, that sucks all joy out of your being.
For indeed, it is the illusion of the ages, that your Spirit has to adapt itself to – or be limited by, or identify itself with – anything in the world of form. It is the illusion of the ages, that anything in the world of form can have power over your Spirit. This is the illusion that all spiritual seekers must overcome, if they wish to manifest Christhood, rather than manifest the spiritual pride of thinking they are so advanced, because they know this one true teaching and can see the fallacies of all other teachings.
So if you are willing to truly rise, then apply to me, Pallas Athena. Be willing to walk the 33 steps that I offer in the true mystery school of the Goddess of Truth. Follow those 33 steps, as I will guide you at inner levels – and perhaps at some point even at outer levels – and then you will at one point arrive, where you have the complete non-attachment to changing or saving or battling other people. And instead, you are completely willing to be the open door for the Spirit of Truth to do its work through you, without you having to analyze or know ahead of time with the outer mind, without you having to feel that the Spirit of Truth has to conform to any structure in your mind.
My beloved, what does it take to be the open door, as Jesus said he was the open door? Well, is it not so, that a door is open only when it is completely free and clear of any obstructions, any structures? So begin by applying to me and be willing to examine and question the structures you have built in your mind, the structures that have entombed your Spirit temporarily in a prison, from which the Conscious You will believe it cannot escape—until it fully and finally takes responsibility for itself and acknowledges, that it was its own choices that caused it to feel entombed in matter—and that those choices can be undone in the blink of an eye. I, Pallas Athena, await those who are willing to apply to me. I am the Goddess of Truth. Apply to be, if you will. And you will soon see what is the true vibration of the Goddess of Truth.
Copyright © 2010 by Kim Michaels