Illusions of Identity

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Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels, May 7, 2015.

I am the Ascended Master Mother Mary! Consider for a moment the question: “What is war?” War can be said to be the antithesis of life. Then, what is life? Life is an opportunity to expand self-awareness.

When you look at a human life, one physical body, it may seem insignificant when you consider the amount of people that are in embodiment right now, the amount of people that have been in embodiment in the past and have died, and how easily people can die, how easily many people can die, how easily millions of people can die in a war. From a cosmic perspective, one life is not insignificant because that life represents a unique opportunity for that particular lifestream to expand its self-awareness. Given that this lifestream is a part of the whole, then that one life is significant for the whole.

The whole can be said to be what? Ultimately, it is God, and then it is all beings in the spiritual realm who form the hierarchal structure, the pyramid of life, out of which you are a part. You are one individual lifestream, and you are, so to speak, at the lowest level of the pyramid of life. You have volunteered and have decided to descend into the most dense sphere because you realize that the density of this sphere affords you an opportunity for growth, and thereby you are helping the whole to grow. This means that a physical life on planet earth has a cosmic significance because it is an opportunity for the whole to grow.

Thou shalt not kill

This is the real reason why the command was given: “Thou shall not kill.” This is the real reason why it is an unconditional command. This is the real reason why God or the ascended masters never defined any conditions based on which it becomes acceptable or even desirable to kill other human beings.

We realize that free will must be allowed to outplay itself. There are many things you can do to interfere with or force the free will of other human beings. I am not saying they are lawful. What I am saying is that the one thing that you definitely are not allowed to do according to the law is to take the life of a human being in embodiment. This not only interferes with free will but it also cuts off the opportunity to exercise free will for what would have been the remainder of that lifetime.

It is not that it is lawful to force others, but as long as they are in embodiment, they still have the opportunity to make certain choices that they will no longer have once the physical body dies. The soul and the lifestream lives on, of course, and it can still grow even though it is not in a body. It can still make choices based on that embodiment, even based on the way it died, but it is not the same opportunity as it would have been to remain in embodiment.

I am fully aware that hardly anyone on this planet has grown up with an awareness of what I have just told you. Most religions do not even give you this awareness and this understanding of the value of life, the purpose of life. Certainly, materialist philosophies of any persuasion cannot do so. This is why so many human beings on earth are susceptible to the lies, the deceptions, the manipulations of the fallen beings in the identity realm. These beings rarely work directly with human beings because most human beings are attuned to either the astral plane or the mental realm. There have been a few people in embodiment who have been able to attune to the fallen beings in the identity realm. They have received ideas directly from these beings in the identity realm, and they have been incorporated into various philosophies both political, religious and so-called scientific philosophies.

Ideas from fallen beings in the identity realm

There have been many of these. I will mention but a few. Christianity, of course, started with the teachings of Jesus. He had attained a very high level of Christhood and was able to receive pure teachings. The problem was that, because of the technology of the time, not everything that Jesus said was passed on accurately before it was written down. There were many things that Jesus could not say because of the limited awareness of the people at the time.

Nevertheless, Christianity did start out with a pure foundation, but that foundation was severely distorted after the formation of the Catholic Church. St. Augustine, who is considered one of the primary church fathers, was an example of a person who was able to tune in to the fallen beings in the identity realm. Other church fathers were able to do so to a lesser extent. The whole idea of original sin was not invented by Augustine but was channeled by Augustine, as we might say with a modern expression, by him tuning in to the fallen beings in the identity realm.

They were the ones who came up with the idea that human beings are fundamentally flawed because they were created that way by God. This is an idea that could not originate with God or with the ascended masters because we know the reality that I started out telling you. You are an extension of the entire hierarchy of self-aware beings that reaches all the way back to the Creator. Therefore, you cannot be created in a way that is fundamentally different from the rest of this hierarchy, and certainly the entire hierarchy is not made of flawed beings. We know that we were not created as sinners. Therefore, we also know that human beings are not created as sinners. You are created with free will and with a point-like sense of self-awareness, which you can then expand upon.

You understand that, in the original pure state and in the original vision of God, you would never descend into a state of consciousness where you could even entertain the idea that there was something wrong with you. It is entirely possible to start with a point-like self-awareness and expand it to the full God consciousness without ever going into the negatives of seeing yourself as wrong, flawed or a sinner. You can grow to full God consciousness by having an entirely positive experience. You start out with a certain self-awareness and you expand upon it, build on to it and spiral upwards without ever seeing yourself as having failed, as having made a mistake, as having sinned.

Consider rationally the reasoning of the fallen beings

There is no necessity for going into this negativity, my beloved. This is a complete invention of the fallen beings. It was invented in a previous sphere, but for earth it is focused in the beings in the identity realm. They are the ones who have come up with the even more subtle idea that something has gone wrong with God’s creation. This is their very operational idea, as we might say, their modus operandi. This is their primary idea. They truly, at least some of them, believe that there is a flaw in God’s design, that God somehow made a mistake. They also believe that someone needs to correct that mistake, and that someone is, of course, them.

Let me ask you to consider this logically and rationally, even though I realize there are some limitations to logic and reason. When you understand what the fallen beings are saying, you understand that the core of their argument relates to free will. The mistake that God made was to give self-aware beings free will. Beings with free will have the option to go against the growth process of the entire cosmos. They can choose to rebel against self-transcendence and the growth in consciousness. By giving beings free will, God gave them the potential to go into the duality consciousness and see themselves as separate beings, rather than connected to the whole. This is what the fallen beings say is the flaw in God’s design.

Now use a little bit of reason and logic here. Free will is free. The fallen beings are not disputing, at least not at the identity level, that you have free will. They are saying that it is the problem. If free will is truly free, as they do acknowledge, how can there be a mistake on God’s part? Yes, it is a potential that you can go into duality, but it is not a necessity. What God has truly done by giving you free will is that God has said: “The goal of life is to expand your self-awareness, but you decide how you do this.” We might say that, ultimately, the goal is to walk a path that leads from a point-like sense of self to an omnipresent sense of self. God has given you complete freedom as to how you walk that path, how you define your own path. Yes, you can choose to go into separation and duality. Yes, there are certain consequences of doing this. It becomes a self-reinforcing, closed circle. It is much more difficult to get out of it once you have gone into it, but you can get out of it. You can never quite lose the ability to step outside of your state of consciousness and attain pure awareness.

I have talked about the fallen beings who become almost completely trapped in a downward spiral. We of the ascended masters are not trapped in that downward spiral. We can confront them with the reality that there is something outside of their own spiral, and this gives them the opportunity to step out of it and to, thereby, walk the path back to oneness.

The rest of this dictation, along with an invocation based on the dictation, is found in the book: Help the Ascended Masters Stop War.

Copyright © 2015 Kim Michaels