TOPICS: Without vision the people perish – Living vision or dead vision? – Being open to a new understanding – No fixed vision for the Golden Age – Stopping just before the goal is reached – A higher understanding of the fall – Judgment is the hallmark of the fallen consciousness – Enough is enough! –
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Ascended Master El Morya, October 21, 2006 through Kim Michaels.
I AM THAT I AM El Morya, and I am forever the MORE. Thus, there is no greater joy than when my students here below are willing to become the MORE, to rise higher, to go beyond where they have been before. And thus, my beloved, I too congratulate you in that willingness to go beyond.
Without vision the people perish
My address this morning is focused on the old saying, “Without vision the people perish.” Yet I would give you a greater understanding. I would give you the MORE of this statement. For truly, the surface interpretation of this statement would be that if people have no vision of the spiritual side of life, of the spiritual reality, they are blinded by the material world. And so their lives are entirely focused on material goals, material desires, material pleasures and material pursuits. And this, of course, is what you see with a great number of people on planet earth. And it has been this way for a very long time.
It is true that at a certain level, without spiritual vision, the people will perish. Which is indeed also what you have seen in past civilizations who left off of their spiritual vision, became too focused on something in the material—and then the entire civilization would collapse and disappear. Yet, there is a higher understanding of what it means to be without vision. For indeed, there are many people on this earth who do have a vision that there is a spiritual side to life, that there is a God, that God has certain laws—and that following those laws will create a positive experience and going against them will create a negative experience. Yet, even though they have this vision of the spiritual side of life, the question is, “Is it a living vision or a dead vision?”
Living vision or dead vision?
For my beloved, nothing that is of God stands still. Nothing that is of God stands still! God is self-transcendence! For this is how the Creator creates—by transcending his former state and becoming MORE. You may have a spiritual teaching, a religious doctrine, and you may think it gives you all you need to know about God’s reality. But if your vision stands still – does not grow, does not become MORE – then your vision has become a graven image. And no graven image can ever convey the reality of the Living God.
Look upon the world, look upon the religious people, for in them truly all spiritual people can see that even though they have a vision and claim that their doctrines can explain all there is to know about life, you can surely see that their vision is a graven image. Their doctrines are graven images, and they go to church every Sunday worshipping before those idols that have no resemblance whatsoever to the Living God. For how can any image ever depict the Living God? Thus, you see so many Christians who hold on to an image of God that is completely out of touch with reality. For God is not an angry being in the sky. He is the Living, Loving God. God has no desire to punish anyone. God does not even desire to punish the devil, or Satan or Lucifer or whatever Christians name the adversary.
God only desires to see all life transcend itself. And this is the one thing I would like you to understand from this discourse. God has no desire to punish anyone. For punishment as it is seen by human beings, often means that you restrict someone from growing. And God would never restrict anyone from growing, from transcending themselves. God only wants all life to be free, to become MORE—as God is constantly becoming MORE.
The image of an angry and punishing God is indeed a false image, a graven image that springs from the duality consciousness. And it is created because human beings in embodiment are projecting onto God the qualities of their own egos. For you see, the ego feels threatened, feels constantly threatened. And thus, the ego has a desire to control. And when someone else will not submit to the ego’s control, then the ego wants to punish that someone else. You see, the desire to punish, the desire for revenge, springs from the sense of being threatened. And the sense of being threatened can come only from unreality.
For how could anything real be threatened by anything? Do you think that God sits up in heaven and feels threatened by the devil? Do you think that God sits up in heaven and feels threatened by anything human beings do or could possibly do on earth? God is not threatened by anything, and thus God has no need to control. Nor does he have a need to punish those who will not submit to control.
So many people have a vision that there is a God. But they have the wrong vision of what God is like. And thus, one might wonder, would it be better for these people that they had no vision of the spiritual side of life whatsoever? For in many cases, I must tell you, that those who have no vision, who are stuck in the material, are often more open to learning something new than the people who call themselves the most devout religious people, whether they be in this religion or that.
Being open to a new understanding
As a spiritual teacher – which all ascended masters are – we often find that there is the least opening among the people who claim to be the most religious or the most spiritual. And so, now that I have given you an example that I trust you can see, I would ask you to look in the mirror and look at yourselves and your own vision. There is not a single person on earth who has the full and complete vision of the reality of God. Let me say it again, “There is not a single person on earth who has the full and complete vision of the reality of God!” There never has been such a person, and there never will be.
For while you are in physical embodiment, it is not physically possible to have the full vision of God because the human brain, the human nervous system, is too limited to bring that vision to your conscious awareness. And my point for stating this obvious truth is to make you realize that all of you can benefit from expanding your vision, from raising your vision.
There is no one who is an exception to this. Have I made myself clear here? So then, you should be willing to look at yourselves – not in a condemning, not in a controlling, not in a punishing way – but you should be willing to look at yourself and say, “Are there any elements in my being, in my consciousness, that resist an expansion of my vision?” And if you sense such a resistance, then you know that the ego is hiding behind it. And it has an intention, which is to restrict you so that it can keep you under control. And that is why it does not want you to expand your vision, because when you do, what will happen? Well, you will find the truth that will make you free from the ego’s control.
I will now speak into the collective consciousness of all those who have gone beyond the black-and-white stage of being religious and have risen to the stage of being more open to a spiritual teaching, a higher spiritual understanding. This includes all those in the New Age community. So again, as we did in Europe, I speak into the collective consciousness and this time it is the collective consciousness of the entire planet.
The biggest problem that we face as spiritual teachers is that too many people will find a spiritual teaching that will expand their understanding of the spiritual side of life. And then, after a while, they will begin to listen to the subtle voice of the ego and the false teachers of this world—who tell them that now they know all they need to know. And thus, they just need to keep doing what they are doing now, believing what they are believing now, and they will make it to whatever version of salvation that they have been given in their teaching.
I must tell you that the only realistic hope for the raising up of planet earth into the Golden Age is that the top ten percent of the most spiritual people continue to raise their consciousness, until they attain either the full Christ consciousness or a high degree of Christhood. And knowing this full well, the false teachers of this world are working overtime, trying to get these spiritual people to go into this blind alley of feeling that now they have reached a sufficient level of spiritual vision. And they have the vision that is needed.
So, as I have said, this is an illusion! There is no one who can fulfill their spiritual mission without continuing to raise their vision as long as they have breath in the material realm. I must tell you that there is a substantial number of people in the New Age movement, who have grown for a time and then reached a plateau that is below the fulfillment of their divine plan and their highest potential. And they have then gotten comfortable or perhaps even discouraged, and so they have stopped their growth.
No fixed vision for the Golden Age
This will not cut it—neither for you personally nor for the planet as a whole. For you see, what does it mean that the earth is raised into a Golden Age? Is there a fixed vision for the Golden Age? You sometimes see organizations who conduct a fundraising campaign. And they create a big sign and they draw a thermometer, and at the top they have the sum that they are trying to raise. And then they show by lines and coloring how high they have come, how close they have come to the goal. When the goal is reached and they have collected the sum of money that was their goal, then that particular mission was fulfilled.
What many of you have come to think – because this is the way the ego and the linear, analytical mind thinks – is that bringing in the Golden Age is similar to this, that it is some kind of spiritual fundraising campaign where we have a top goal. And when enough prayers or decrees or rosaries or enough good vibrations have been released, then we have reached the top and the Golden Age is suddenly there.
But you see, my beloved, the Golden Age is not a fixed quantity—it cannot be quantified. The Golden Age does not mean that society has reached some kind of perfection, and now it will no longer change or grow. For you see, the essence of a Golden Age is that society is not in a static state of perfection but is in a continual state of self-transcendence. This is the Golden Age. And in past ages, when civilizations had reached the Golden Age, what caused those civilizations to decline was that they stopped transcending themselves. And so the Golden Age came to a halt and the society went into a downward spiral.
It is not a matter of you having the vision that if you do a certain amount of outer things or understand a certain truth, then you are doing what you need to do to bring about the Golden Age of Saint Germain. No, what you need to do to bring about the Golden Age of Saint Germain is to enter into and remain in the River of Life, that is continually flowing and transcending itself. For only then will you give the highest possible contribution to bringing about the Golden Age of Saint Germain and your own ascension and Christhood.
Stopping just before the goal is reached
When you look at the pyramid, the Great Pyramid at Giza, you will see that the King’s Chamber is two-thirds of the height of the pyramid from the base. And the two-thirds mark is the level where the Christ is meant to appear. What I am trying to explain to you here is that a substantial number of people in the New Age movement have come very close to that two-thirds mark.
Yet instead of pushing harder and going above it, where the Christ starts appearing in their being, they have somehow come to believe in a fallacy of the ego, in an illusion of the ego. And they have stood still, they have stagnated. And they are standing there and they are spinning their wheels. And some of them are moving hard and working hard, but they are getting nowhere, for they are not willing to raise their vision to see what will it take to come over that hump and enter into the light of Christ. And the reason they have not done this is that there is some illusion of the ego that they are still attached to, that they are not willing to question, that they are not willing to look in the mirror and see, “Oh, I have this problem. I am the one that needs to overcome it.”
A higher understanding of the fall
I must tell you quite honestly that a substantial portion of those who call themselves spiritual people have – instead of manifesting their Christhood – entered into a state of consciousness that is in opposition to their Christhood, where they actually believe that they are the most spiritual people, the most sophisticated people, on the planet. Yet I must tell you that they are in the state of consciousness that is the characteristic, the hallmark, of the fallen angels.
Sometimes when people will not hear an outer teaching, we have no other opportunity to reach them than to try and push their buttons so that we jolt them out of the stagnating vision, that stale vision that has become like the water in a pond that stands still until it becomes rotten and starts to stink. And not even the animals will drink of it anymore, yet sadly many people continue to drink of such a stale pond. And they explain away the stench as somehow coming from the world or by some other convoluted excuse.
So let me now give you a higher understanding of the concept of fallen angels. For you see, God did not create fallen angels. This should be easy to see, for how could a perfect God create anything imperfect? Yet going all the way back to the Christian religion and beyond, there are many people who believe that the devil was created to fall, to sin, to be in opposition to God. There are even those in the New Age movement who believe that evil is a necessary polarity to God, and without it the universe would not be complete. There are even those who believe in the illusion that it was only by falling, by rebelling against God, that people gained their freedom and that they were meant to do so.
Well, the reality is that God never created anyone imperfect, evil or dark. Nor did God create anyone to fall or to sin. It is not God’s intention that anyone needs to fall or rebel against God’s will. But because of free will, people – self-conscious beings – have the opportunity to rebel. This is an inevitable consequence of free will. So the reality is that God and the spiritual beings in higher realms never created any imperfect beings. They created self-conscious beings that were created in the immaculate concept and were given free will, so that they have the opportunity to co-create their identity according to their own choices.
How is it then possible that such a being can fall? Well, it is possible because as a consequence of free will, there must be the possibility to go against the will of God. And what enables you to stay one with the will of God, with the law of God, is the Christ consciousness, where you see yourself as one with your own higher being, going all the way up to the Creator. And in that oneness, you would never even dream of going beyond God’s law. Instead, you express your creativity and your free will within the framework of God’s Law, whereby you raise up all life.
Yet in order for free will to be complete, in order for there to be the opportunity to go against God’s Law, the Christ consciousness must have an opposite, which is the consciousness of anti-Christ. Now, please do not fall into the illusion of thinking that the consciousness of anti-christ is somehow necessary in order for the Christ to be complete. The Christ consciousness is completely self-sufficient and does not need an opposite polarity. The Christ mind does not need an enemy to fight because the Christ mind is above and beyond duality.
God needs no opposite. And therefore, evil is not the opposite polarity of God. Likewise, Christ needs no opposite. And therefore the mind of anti-christ is not an opposite polarity of the mind of Christ. It is simply outside of the mind of Christ. It is outside of the oneness of the mind of Christ, removed from the oneness of the mind of Christ. And although this removal, this separation, is only an illusion, those who step into the sphere of the consciousness of anti-christ will think the separation is real, possibly even created by God.
So what makes it possible for an angel in a previous sphere to become a fallen angel? Well, it is that the angel refuses to step up to the point of becoming self-sufficient. And that, of course, is the point of Christhood, the point of Christhood where you know the kingdom of God is within you. And therefore, you are a complete and whole and self-sufficient being, who can be the sun that radiates light from within itself, because it is your God Flame, out of which you came, that radiates through you.
And this is the real definition of Christhood—that you are a spiritual sun, s-u-n. And thereby you become what has been known as the son, s-o-n, of God. Because now you know you are the offspring of God and you identify yourself as such. Yet those lifestreams in higher realms, who refused to step up to that level of Christhood, had no other way to go than to separate themselves from Christhood. And when the sphere in which they lived was raised in vibration, then they had to step away from Christhood and they had to step into the realm of duality, the realm of anti-Christ.
In the realm of duality, there is any number of states of consciousness that have been created. All of these states of consciousness were unreal. Originally, of course, they did not exist. But as beings have fallen and entered into that state of consciousness, then they have created a certain state of consciousness, a certain world view, a certain momentum that has then gradually transcended any one individual and has taken on a life of its own as a mass entity, as a conglomerate of consciousness.
What makes it possible for a being to fall is that it steps outside of the Christ consciousness and steps into that consciousness, a certain consciousness, that exists in the realm of duality. And it starts looking at the world from inside that consciousness. It starts identifying itself with that consciousness. For as we have explained, the core of a self-conscious being with free will is the Conscious You, the conscious self which is the seat of free will and the seat of identity. And thus, it has the ability to either identify itself as the offspring of God or identify itself as a being who is rebelling against God.
Te conscious self is not a fallen angel—it simply is not possible. It is an individualization of God. Yet if the conscious self steps into that mold, that role, that state of consciousness, then it identifies itself as a fallen angel or as a being with a certain state of consciousness – whether it has the concept of a fallen angel or not – it identifies itself with that state of consciousness. And it expresses that in the material realm or wherever it appears. So it thinks that it could not be more than that consciousness. And therefore, it becomes stuck in that consciousness.
Judgment is the hallmark of the fallen consciousness
My point for this long discourse is to bring you to the realization, that when people are stuck in one of these dualistic states of consciousness, it is inevitable that they begin to become very critical and judgmental toward those who are not stuck in their states of consciousness. And that is why my point here is that if you look at people, perhaps even dare to look at yourself, and say, “Do I feel a need to criticize others? Do I feel a need to judge others? Do I feel a need to evaluate others? Can I identify that in the back of my mind there is always a voice, there is always a process, of criticizing, of judging, of evaluating everything, of comparing to some standard that I am not even consciously aware of? Can I recognize in myself that there is a tendency, sometimes, to blame—to blame myself, to blame others, to criticize, to condemn, to judge, to look for imperfections, instead of looking at the immaculate concept.”
My point here is to show you that too many spiritual people have not been willing to step up to the level of Christhood. They have instead become stuck in one of the states of consciousness that were originally created and reinforced by the fallen angels. And therefore, they have become judgmental and critical of anything that is different from that state of consciousness and its characteristics.
They are constantly judging and evaluating anything that comes to them. Because it is as if they have a mental box, and any idea that comes to them must somehow fit into that box and be put into a little drawer with a label on it, so they feel that they have the idea under control and so that their egos will not feel threatened by the idea. And so that the people themselves, the conscious selves, will not feel an urge to go beyond the mental box, to think outside the box.
What I want you to see from this discourse is that even if you have a very sophisticated vision of the spiritual side of life and have a sophisticated outer understanding of the teachings of the ascended masters, it is still possible that you can be stuck in a state of consciousness that is not the ascended master consciousness but is the consciousness of the fallen angels. Whether you actually fell from above, or whether you descended on a rescue mission, or whether you evolved from the earth, it does not really matter. What matters is that as long as you are in a state of consciousness that has the characteristics of the fallen consciousness – the judgmentalness, the judging after appearances as Jesus said – as long as you are in that state of consciousness, you are not expressing your Christhood. And therefore, you are truly not an ascended master student. You are not truly a student of El Morya because you are refusing to become MORE.
And instead of you becoming MORE, and constantly transcending yourself, you have accepted an upper limit. And now you are spending your attention on judging others whom you think do not live up to your standard, the standard that you have used to box yourself in—and your ego is now using to try to control everybody else and box them in, so that they will not disturb your vision by demonstrating that there is something beyond the box.
We would like to see all of our students move on towards their Christhood, instead of using our outer teachings to create a box that prevents them from reaching that Christhood. And instead, they become stuck in the consciousness of the fallen angels, so that even though they deny that they could be fallen angels, they are in reality acting like fallen angels, while justifying these actions and this judgmentalness with the teachings of the ascended masters. My Beloved, this is such a travesty that I can barely express my discontent for it.
Enough is enough!
I say into the collective consciousness of the planet, “Enough is enough!
I, El Morya, have had enough!” And it is time that my students around the world, those who claim to have any affiliation with El Morya, step beyond this nonsense, this illusion, and realize that I am not an angry and judgmental master. I am a firm master. I am a strong master. I am a direct master. But I am not angry, judgmental or revengeful. I do not judge anyone. I do not judge the people who judge others. And the people that I am talking about, I do not judge you at all. I have nothing but love for you.
But my love is the strong love of the Father who says, “It is time to grow up!” It is time to stand on your own two feet and come into your Christhood. For I, Morya, have need of you. I have need of you to rise to that Christhood and bear witness to the reality of self-transcendence, the reality of the spiritual path that you can go beyond the consciousness of the fallen ones. And you can stop judging and you can Be in the River of Life and flow with that River of Life and Be One in your Christhood, Be One in the Body of God on earth. So that the outer organizations and the outer labels no longer matter because you know that beyond these outer conditions you are one in that body of God.
Ah, my beloved, the consciousness of judgmentalness is what causes spiritual people all over the planet to create their own little sphere, their own little box, and say, “We have the right teaching. We have the highest teaching. We have the highest guru. And therefore we are better than others. And we are saved and these other people must come into our box in order to be saved.” So, you have a situation in the New Age, spiritual communities today, where the forces of this world do not have to come in and use their divide-and-conquer tactic, for the people have already divided themselves. All that is left is for the false teachers to conquer.
It is time you realize that there is a universal spiritual path behind all outer teachings, gurus and organizations. And this is the path that we need humankind to discover in this age. And the essence of that path is self-transcendence. And this is what we need you to demonstrate to the world—that it is possible to transcend, to transcend the consciousness of judgmentalness that causes people and civilizations to stagnate until they start falling apart from within. Heed my words! Raise your vision! Look beyond your current box. And first of all, stop thinking that I El Morya can fit in any of the boxes created by any earthly organization. I do not fit into any box, for I am forever the MORE. Dare to become the MORE and discover, or rediscover, the real, living I AM THAT I AM El Morya.
Copyright © 2006 by Kim Michaels