TOPICS: You can always change your reaction – The beginning of the spiritual path – Regaining the initiative – Christhood and Buddhahood – Acting and reacting – Maintaining pure awareness – How people are trapped by their perception – What is pure perception? – The lie behind all dramas – The thoughtform of the lightning from the East to the West –
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Ascended Master Gautama Buddha, December 31, 2009 through Kim Michaels.
The Buddha I AM. Gautama I AM, and I AM awake. I come to tell you, that you too, had better be awake, if you are to pass the initiations of this year of 2010, which as I expounded last year at New Year’s, is going to be the Year of the Son. The year where humankind must face the initiations of the Son—the Christ Consciousness, and therefore face the initiation of needing to acquire that Christ Consciousness in order to discern the difference between what is real and unreal.
Mind you, that I do not say what is true and false, for true and false are words that have been used by humankind for so long to refer to things that are in the realm of duality. And of course, in this coming year, what is needed is, that people step up from duality and learn to discern, first of all, that there is something beyond duality, that there is a level of consciousness that is real—and it is not in the realm, where there are always two polarities that oppose each other.
And thus, this consciousness of non-duality has no opposite, for God has no opposite; the Buddha has no opposite. There is no such thing as that which is anti-God, even though of course you can come up with such a word. Neither is there an anti-Buddha, even though you can come up with a word. For you see, that which is not the Buddha, is simply not the Buddha. That, which is not God, is not God; meaning it is separated from God, separated from the Buddha. Yet when God is everywhere and when everything is the Buddha Nature, how can anything truly be separated from the Buddha? How can anything truly be separated from God?
It, of course, cannot happen in reality, it can only happen in the realm of duality, where you can define two opposite polarities and say that God is one polarity and the devil – or anti-God or whatever you want to call it, even matter itself – is therefore opposed to, separated from, God. Yet this illusion can, of course, have no existence in itself. It can exist only in the minds of those who have decided to step into the realm of duality. And why do lifestreams decide to step into this realm?
You can always change your reaction
Well, as Jesus, as the Great Divine Director, as Astrea and Serapis Bey have recently explained in great detail, they do this because they are not willing to take responsibility for themselves. And what does it mean to take responsibility for yourself? Well, it means, quite simply, that you are willing to recognize and consciously acknowledge the one truth, that is the foundation for your progress on the spiritual path, for your entering into the ascending spiral. This is the one truth, that makes it possible for the ascended masters to work with you on a personal basis. Instead of you staying in the school of hard knocks or in the school of outer teachings and outer organizations and outer gurus, where you may find a true guru or you may not, but in any case you will be attracted to the kind of guru or teaching, that resonates with your current level of consciousness.
For you see, when you have not taken responsibility for yourself, you are not willing to question your current level of consciousness, your current perception. And thus, how can you attract a guru who is beyond that level of consciousness? It simply cannot be done. This is one of those self-evident truths, that should be self evident but is not self-evident to those who have not taken responsibility and therefore look at everything with polluted perception.
So what then is that one inescapable realization, that you must come to before you can be a personal student of the ascended masters? Well, it is precisely that everything in the world of form is an expression of consciousness, a creation of consciousness. There is nothing – I say again, there is nothing – in the world of form, be it in the spiritual realm or in the material universe, that has any independent or objective existence. Nothing ever came into being without being brought into being by a self-aware co-creator, who first envisioned a mental image and then used his or her co-creative abilities to superimpose that image upon the Mater light, which then took on the form of the image.
There is no other way to create. The Creator itself creates this way, and so do all co-creators throughout the ages—in this sphere, in previous spheres, going all the way back to the first act of creation. There is no other way to create. And thus, the beginning of the spiritual path is when one comes to the point, where one is willing to question the perception, that what you perceive in the material universe is real—has an independent existence, meaning that it exists independently of consciousness. And thus, it is permanent or unchangeable, or will only change very slowly due to some process beyond your control; be that God or the angels in heaven or the laws of nature or the process of evolution or whatever myth that people have come up with, in order to explain what they see around them. Where they see, that there is both an appearance of permanence but also an obvious appearance of change.
And yet, in their unwillingness to take responsibility for themselves, they must project that things have permanence, have independent existence. And thus, they must also project, that the change that they cannot deny comes about by some process outside themselves over which they have no control. Yet is there actually anything in your world – in your personal world – over which you have absolutely no control? Well, yes there is—at your current level of consciousness. But if you are willing to transcend your current level of consciousness, to transcend your current perception, to transcend your current mental box; then there is absolutely nothing in your world, that you cannot accelerate to a higher level by being willing to accelerate your own consciousness.
For you may look at the world around you, you may look at your personal circumstances, and you may see that right now there are many factors in your life that you seem to have no power to influence or change, because they are dependent upon natural laws that you seemingly cannot change. Or they are dependent upon other people and their free-will choices. But you see, you still have power to change something. You have power to change your own reaction to those external circumstances and to the behavior of other people.
The beginning of the spiritual path
And when you start where you are by saying: “How can I accelerate my reaction, so that I am not forced into a negative reaction by certain circumstances or by certain actions or words of other people? How can I accelerate beyond my old patterns of reaction? How can I get out of the reactive mode of consciousness?” When you begin to ask those questions, that is when you can start the spiritual path.
In the beginning, it may seem like you are only changing your reaction to outer circumstances or other people, but I can assure you that we of the ascended masters – we who have gone through the process of starting in a very dualistic state of consciousness and accelerating ourselves into the Ascension Spiral – we have proven, proven over and over again, that when you do accelerate your reaction, you will come to a point, where you will no longer encounter certain circumstances or certain types of people. And my beloved, is this really so difficult to understand, when you have the many teachings, that we have given on the fact that the universe is a mirror, that reflects back to you what you are sending out?
If you are sending out that you are always being accused unjustly, what will the universe reason, based on the mental image that you hold in your mind? Well, it will reason, that you want to experience a situation where others accuse you. And so, it will comply and send you such people. And thus, you can go into the age-old spiral of seeking to defend yourself against their accusations, or seeking to deny them or seeking to justify yourself or even seeking to change their minds—but you are still reacting.
And do you see, that what you are reacting to is not an external circumstance that exists independently of your own state of consciousness? You are reacting to the reaction from the cosmic mirror to the images you are sending out. You know about the law of cause and effect, which has also been called the law of action and reaction. So you know that reaction comes after action. And yet, when you have not taken responsibility for yourself, you do not see, that the chain of events started with an action on your part, namely the mental images, that you allow to exist in your identity body. And which you then project into the cosmic mirror—and so what comes back to you is the reaction from your own action.
When you do not recognize this, you look only at what is happening outside yourself, and now you think, that other people’s treatment of you is their action. And now you think that their action forces you to react in some way, often that it forces you to react in a particular way, whatever your personal momentum might be, such as defending yourself or accusing others back. And you think that because you cannot change their action, you have no way to transcend the situation. But do you see, that the reason why you feel powerless to change the situation is, that you have confused action and reaction? You think that your reaction is to their action, but the reality here – the reality that is the difference between those who are true students of the ascended masters and those who are not, even though they may claim to be or be firmly convinced that they are – is in fact the one realization, that when you take full responsibility for yourself, you are NEVER reacting to anything!
When you take full responsibility for your state of mind, you see that God has given you free will. And no matter what happens to you on earth, you have the freedom to choose what goes on inside your mind—regardless of what is going on outside of your mind and physical body. And thus, when you take responsibility for yourself, you realize that you have absolutely no need to react to anything. There is no natural law, that forces you to react to the circumstances you encounter in the material universe. For you have the potential to accelerate into a higher state of consciousness, where you are not reacting—you are acting. Because no matter what happens on the outer, you choose your own state of consciousness. And you choose your actions based on your own state of consciousness, NOT based on the consciousness of other people. And that is why you will never be limited by the state of consciousness and the free-will choices of other people, for YOU, in any situation you encounter – regardless of the choices made by others – you are free to choose your own action, your own state of consciousness.
Regaining the initiative
You are free to look at yourself and say, “Why do I keep encountering these kind of people? What is it in me, that I have not yet seen, that makes it necessary for me to encounter these people over and over again? What is the lesson I have not learned, so that I have to take that test over and over again until I learn the lesson? Then you can look at yourself, unravel what it is – whether it be a wound from the past, whether it be a particular belief – and then you can transcend it, you can accelerate yourself beyond it. And when you have done so, you have no longer any need to react, and now you are free to choose an action. So that even if you meet those people again who do the exact same thing to you, whether it is accusing you or something else, you do not react to them. You choose! And therefore you ACT.
And now, they are no longer the ones who have the initiative, for you have taken the initiative away from them by your own actions—actions that are not adapted to their consciousness, to their actions. Actions that come from your own built-in creativity, the fount of creativity in your own I AM Presence, so that you now can come up with reactions that will confound them completely, like you saw Jesus confound the scribes and the Pharisees. And as you would have seen me, if you had studied Buddhism more closely, confound the Brahmins of the Hindu religion of my time; those who thought they had it all figured out, those who thought they had the only right interpretation of the old scriptures, those who had their rituals and their tradition, of which they had made the Living Word of no effect, just as Jesus said it later.
The consciousness of the accuser of the brethren has been around long before the creation of this sphere, long before the creation of the material universe. It has been around on planet earth, not from the beginning but for a very long time. It is simply an initiation, that has become part of the spheres that followed after the one in which the first beings fell and decided to go into the accusatory energy, in order to pull others down with them. It is, so to speak, part of the initiations in the school of hard knocks. It is for that matter also part of the initiation in the school of the ascended masters, but in a different way. For we, of course, will work with you and help you see through the subtleties of the accusatory energies, but we can do so only when you have come to the point of being willing to acknowledge, that everything is a creation of consciousness.
For then you will see a very simple truth, that will help you rise above the accusatory energies, because you will not have your mind start thinking about the accusations themselves. You see, the mechanism that happens: somebody comes up to you, angry and accusing you of having done something. You instantly react to the energy by closing off your mind and chakras, of not wanting to take in the energy. And then, as the next thing your mind starts going over the content of the accusation itself. “Is there some truth here? Did I really do this? Have I not done this? No I haven’t done it, how can I defend myself? How can I make other people believe this? How will this affect my reputation?” And all of these questions that you can come up with over and over again.
And once your mind starts going into the specifics of the accusation, you are already into the downward spiral—and the accuser has you exactly where he wants you. Yet when you realize the fact, that everything is a creation of consciousness – and therefore everything that exists on earth is the expression in form of a particular state of consciousness – then you get a different perspective on the accusation, do you not? For now you realize, that the accusation that someone else is directing at you may in fact have nothing to do with you or your behavior or your state of consciousness. It may be exclusively the product of the consciousness of the accuser and therefore have no reality to it whatsoever. This of course, is where we get into one of these subtleties, that have allowed the accuser to continue the spiral of accusation over and over again—and even trap people in it over and over again.
For you see, once you have gone into duality, you may indeed have certain beliefs, you may have certain feelings, you may have certain motives, you may commit certain actions, that are not the highest possible—and thus the accuser will use this to accuse you. And now you feel, that if there is some reality – because you have done those actions or you have had those thoughts, feelings or motives – then you cannot simply ignore the accusations. And this, of course, is correct. You cannot ignore the accusation, but what you can do is you can say: “I will not react to this accusation by defending myself. I will look at myself honestly. If I see that there is some action, some motive, some feeling, some thought, some world view, that is not pure, that is not the highest possible, then I will simply work on myself. I will completely ignore the accuser. I will not defend, I will not accuse back. I will look at myself, I will go apart from the accuser, for his accusations and his energy are not going to help me go within and contact my spiritual teachers and get the inner guidance, that will help me see the beam in my own eye”
“So I will separate myself from the energy and the consciousness of the accuser. I will work with my spiritual teachers. I will see what there is that needs to change in my own consciousness. And I will change it. And I will accelerate myself beyond it. And then I will take another look at the accuser and see if he is still accusing me. And if he is, I will then deal with it at the new level of consciousness to which I have ascended, the level of consciousness where there no longer is a reason for the accuser to accuse me.
Do you see my beloved, the trap you are being pulled into so many times is, that when you are being accused of having a certain state of consciousness, you respond to the accusation from that level of consciousness? And thus you are trapped, you are trapped into a dualistic reaction, that can only create a downward spiral. And thus, what I am telling you here is not to simply ignore what anyone says but to be honest and see if there is a point. And then stop yourself from reacting from that level of consciousness, but instead withdraw, go aside, work on yourself, look at yourself, work with your spiritual teachers. And if you see that there was a point to what the accuser said, you work with that until you have accelerated yourself beyond it. And then, you may go back if necessary and deal with the accuser.
But you may also come to the point of realizing, that there is no constructive purpose for dealing with the accuser, for you have now transcended the state of consciousness. In some cases, having transcended that state of consciousness, you can go back to the accuser and you can make the accuser realize, that you have transcended your former state of consciousness. And in some cases that might cause the other person to be willing to transcend his or her state of consciousness. And therefore, you can now start a new relationship at a new level. But if you find that the accuser is not willing to transcend the accusatory state of consciousness, then there will in many cases be no constructive point in even trying to refute the accusation or defend yourself or change the mind of the accuser.
Christhood and Buddhahood
For if the accuser is not willing to do what you have just done, then how could you possibly achieve any constructive purpose? You see, a person accusing you may indeed point out something that is not right in you. And thus, you can take that as an opportunity to learn. But you also need to be aware, that even though some people see you doing something that is not right, they may not be in the state of consciousness of being willing to acknowledge, that everything is an expression of consciousness. For you see a very simple truth here. It has been said, that what you see as a flaw in another, you also have in yourself. This is not a universal truth, for when you are in the Christ Consciousness, you may indeed see a flaw, a splinter, in the eye of your brother and it may indeed be a correct observation—and it will be, when you are in the Christ Consciousness.
Nevertheless, in the Christ Consciousness you never accuse anyone, for you have transcended the accusatory consciousness, which is born out of duality—and thus, the Christ does not accuse. There is an important yet subtle difference between pointing out something that needs to be corrected and doing this with an accusatory energy, that seeks to put the other person down. The Christ has only one purpose, and that is to raise the other person up. And thus, when you point out something that needs to change, it is done in a constructive way, where you seek to help the other person transcend it.
But the accuser is not interested in having other people transcend. They are only interested in pulling other people down, and that is their motive, that is their intent, that is the energy that they project at others. And thus my beloved, when you have freed yourself from the impurities in your consciousness, you will come to a point, where you can now see clearly. As Jesus said, when you have removed the beam in your own eye, then you can see clearly what is going on in the consciousness of another. And if you see that a person is open to working on him- or herself, then you do everything possible to help that person. But if you find that another person has not come to the point of being willing to recognize, that everything is an expression of consciousness, well, then you may in some cases either take a different course of action – such as Jesus challenging the scribes and Pharisees or overturning the tables of the moneychangers – or you may indeed decide to leave such people alone. There is not one right way or one wrong way to deal with this, for there are stages on the path.
There is what we call the stage of the Christ, the path of Christhood, where you are indeed meant to go out into the world and either seek to help people or challenge those who are not willing to come up higher. But beyond that stage comes the stage of Buddhahood, where you will see that I did not go out actively; I withdrew from society and created a sangha that was set apart. And then, I let students come to me, which had the advantage, that I could turn away those who were not ready. For they had not come to the one realization, that was the essential key that gave you entry into my sangha; namely that you were willing to recognize that everything is an expression of consciousness. And therefore – my beloved, listen carefully – therefore the key to YOUR personal progress is found in your consciousness.
Do you see, that what is going on now out in the world, even among spiritual people, is that they have been trapped in the consciousness created by the accuser of the brethren, the downward spiral where they are constantly focusing on other people, focusing on changing other people? Thinking that they have to bring about these changes in the world or in other people, or even bring about the judgment or condemnation or the exposure of other people. And thus, they are constantly in this state of wanting to change the consciousness of other people, instead of being willing to change the consciousness of themselves.
This is, of course, perfectly fine. You have free will, you have a right to be in that state of consciousness and get the experiences you need in that state of consciousness. But I, as the Buddha, had the right to define my sangha as a place set apart from that accusatory consciousness. And therefore, I had a right to define a barrier of entry that said, that those who had not been willing to acknowledge, that they need to change their own consciousness – instead of seeking to change the consciousness of others – well, they are not worthy, they are not ready, to enter the sangha of the Buddha and receive my direct instruction.
And thus, they may stay outside and receive other forms of instruction, such as the instruction you can receive today from the external religion of Buddhism, or other external religious or spiritual teachings. But you will see that even today, there are those in the tradition of Buddhism who are true gurus, who have attained a higher state of consciousness. And you will see that each of them also has their personal criteria for whom they will allow into their circle of their personal disciples, their personal initiates.
For of course, you are not, as the Buddha, required to work with just anyone who knocks on the door. That my beloved, is actually the initiation of the Christ, where as the Christ you go through a phase, as Jesus demonstrated, where you deal with anyone regardless of their state of consciousness. You deal with the lepers; you deal with those with various infirmities, those who are possessed by demons—all kinds of people who are trapped in all kinds of beliefs. The Christ is out in the world, and whomever the Christ meets, the Christ deals with that person according to his or her inner creativity and discernment and level of Christhood. This is perfectly acceptable—that is why the Christ goes out into the world.
But the Buddha is at a level, where the Buddha has created a sangha set apart, and the students must therefore pass certain initiations before they are allowed entry. The very key here to being considered as a student of the Buddha, a candidate for Buddhahood, is first of all, that you recognize that everything in the world of form is an expression of consciousness. And therefore, everything YOU encounter in the world of form is an expression of your consciousness—if you react to it.
Acting and reacting
And therefore, as long as you find yourself reacting to anything in this world, you need to consider, that it has something in your consciousness that has not yet been surrendered, that has not yet been healed or purified—and that is why you react. It is very simple! Because if there is nothing in you that corresponds, then you will not react. You will act, but you will be non-attached in acting. For this is the difference between acting and reacting. When you are reacting, you have an attachment to a particular outcome. And if that outcome does not come to pass, then you also have a negative, un-peaceful, un-centered, un-loving, emotional-mental reaction.
Yet if you are acting, there is no such attachment to outcome. And therefore, the act carries with it its own victory, its own fulfillment, its own success, its own sense of joy, accomplishment, fulfillment. For you see, when you re-act, you think that the success or failure of your reaction depends on what happens in the world. Yet when you transcend the consciousness of reacting and arise to the consciousness of acting from within, then you realize, that the act of expressing whatever you express—that is the victory in itself. Nothing else, no particular outcome in the minds of other people, in the actions of other people, in the actions of society, or in the world at large is needed.
You are like the sun, who finds joy in shining its light and does not look down on earth, seeing who is covering themselves up, who is hiding from the sun’s light, who is wearing sunglasses or suntan lotion or what have you. The sun is not concerned about these reactions; it keeps shining, for it finds joy in shining. And that is the consciousness of action, as opposed to the consciousness of reaction, where you do not find joy in what you are doing, but you are waiting for the result, the reaction from others before you can determine whether you should feel joy or sorrow.
So then, what is the key to transcending this consciousness of reacting? It is to realize, that your reaction comes from the way you perceive the situation. Reaction is the result, the consequence, of perception. And thus, when you recognize, that everything is an expression of consciousness, you also recognize, that your reaction to a given situation is the product of the way you perceive the situation. Perception of course, being beyond sensory perception, going into your emotional reaction, the way you think about the situation, and therefore even going beyond this to the way you look at life in general, the very subtle mindset, worldview, stored in your identity body.
And so, as I said in the very opening verse of the Dhammapada, 2,500 years ago:
Preceded by perception are mental states.
For them is perception supreme.
If with perception polluted one thinks or acts,
What is the difference between polluted perception and pure perception? Well, certainly I have given you hints—for any time you react to a situation, you know you are perceiving that situation with polluted perception. But how do you then go beyond that polluted perception to pure perception? You do so by realizing, that any perception that springs from duality is polluted by its very nature. This, of course, is difficult. For most lifestreams on earth have been in the consciousness of duality for so long, that they have lost any sense of pure perception. But as we have explained now over and over again, the core of your Being is that pure state of consciousness, which has been talked about in every mystical and spiritual tradition throughout the ages, going beyond the Vedas, going into Atlantis and Lemuria, and even older civilizations.
The mystics of all ages have known, that when you go beyond the perception that comes from the senses – the perception that comes from the outer mind, the perception that is influenced by the emotions, the perception at the level of thought, even the perception that comes from your sense of identity of being in this world – when you go beyond this, you experience pure awareness. You may call it the conscious self, the Conscious You or any other names you desire. But the reality is, that beyond any sense of self is pure awareness.
This pure awareness cannot be polluted by anything in the realm of duality, anything in the world of form. And thus, it is possible for you to get in tune with that core of your being. And when you experience pure awareness and know that you are more than the external self, that perceives the world in a certain way, well, then you can begin to become more anchored in that pure awareness. And now you can begin to perceive the world without losing your pure awareness.
Maintaining pure awareness
For do you not see, that many people have had brief glimpses of pure awareness, but as soon as they were out of it, maybe after a split second, they were back into perceiving the world through their outer personality? And therefore, they would in many cases even superimpose their religious beliefs upon that experience, thinking it meant or affirmed this or that in their religious doctrine and dogma. You see Christian mystics, who have had experiences of pure awareness, but interpreted it within the context of the Christian beliefs, that they had not quite yet transcended. You see the same in Buddhism, in Hinduism, in Islam and everywhere else. You even see those, who claim to be atheists, but who have had experiences of pure awareness and now interpret them from some scientific viewpoint as trickery played by the brain, some fluke chemical reaction or electromagnetic reaction.
Yet when you are willing to question your current perception, when you are willing to realize, that there is more than one way to look at a given situation, or look at the world, when you are willing to realize, that the ascended masters have pure perception, and if you are willing to ask for our help, we certainly will help you expose the impurities in your perception. And when you are willing to look squarely at those impurities and transcend them; well, when you are willing to go through this process that we have described as the true spiritual path, then you will gradually come to that point, where you can now maintain pure awareness without immediately switching into the external perception.
And this means that you can now begin to look at yourself, at your physical body, at your personal situation or even at the world itself through that pure awareness, where you begin to see, that there is a different way to look at life than what has been presented by your outer self and outer personality, that filter of the external awareness, the polluted perception. And in the beginning this will be a somewhat schizophrenic process, where at one moment you see something beyond and in the next moment you are back in your outer awareness, and now you doubt what you saw. Could it really be true? Could the reality of the ascended masters really be so radically different from what you have been brought up to believe, what you have seen for so many years; even what you have come to believe was the truth of an outer religious or spiritual teaching?
You see my beloved, there are many who call themselves ascended master students, but who for decades have studied only an outer teaching and who have not been able or willing to go beyond and experience pure perception. They have used that external teaching to create a new mental box, a new sense of equilibrium, as Jesus explained so carefully. And thus, they are now – when they experience pure awareness – they are now confronted with the reality, that the way that we of the ascended masters look at a particular issue is radically different from the way that they have come to look at it, based on an external teaching given by the ascended masters.
Yet they have not gone beyond the teaching! They have not risen above their state of consciousness, they have not questioned their perception. So they have formed their perception based on the outer teaching but not the Spirit beyond the outer words. And therefore, they may now come to the realization, that we of the ascended masters do not look at it the way they have come to look at it. And so they now face the test—will they question, not necessarily the outer teaching but their perception of the outer teaching? Will they be willing to gradually reach for that pure perception, that pure awareness, so they can go beyond the perception of the outer teaching which they had come to see as infallible, as absolutely true?
This is how even an ascended master teaching can become a trap for students, when they are not willing to continually question their perception. For you see, it is possible to be a member of an external organization or teaching without actually questioning your perception—as you are required to do before you can enter the sangha of the Buddha, before you can enter the retreats of the Great White Brotherhood, such as we have described any number of times.
How people are trapped by their perception
If you will not question your perception, you will obviously believe, that your perception is completely accurate, completely true. What else can you do? This I trust, that most of you will be able to see. If you are not questioning your perception, you will believe that your current perception of life – or of a particular situation – is true, is complete, is accurate. And thus, I trust you should also be able to see, that if you do not question your perception, you cannot go beyond that perception. And if you do not go beyond your perception, how can you ever come to recognize the truth I expressed in the Dhammapada 2,500 years ago—namely, that your perception springs from an even deeper mental state, your identity body, the way you look at life and yourself at the identity level?
It is this deeper perception, that gives rise to the mental and emotional way you approach life. And that mental and emotional approach to life is what causes you to look at situations in a certain way, which then causes you to go into a particular mental state, such as feeling unjustly condemned, feeling the need to judge others, feeling the need to react with anger when things don’t go your way or any number of other such mental states. And when you are in such a lower mental state, if you are not willing to question your perception, well, then for your mental state, your perception is supreme.
And if your perception is supreme, you cannot go beyond your perception, you cannot go beyond that lower mental state. You cannot begin to uncover the higher mental state and see, how that higher mental state has polluted your perception and has caused you to look at life with polluted perception. And it is the polluted perception, that produces the lower mental state in which you are trapped, and which has now become a closed system, a closed circle of reaction, where you are constantly reacting to life.
As I said in the beginning, you are reacting to what you are projecting into the cosmic mirror. You are reacting to your own reaction, caused by the way you perceive life. So you are in an endless spiral of reacting to your own reactions, to the reactions of other people. Everything is a reaction to something. How will you ever be free of this? How will YOU ever be free of YOUR reactionary spiral?
You will be free only when you stop looking at other people, seeking to change their consciousness, and recognize, that the key to YOUR freedom is to change YOUR consciousness. And the key to changing your consciousness is to question your perception—to get to the level of cause and look beyond the level of effect, to get to the level of action and look beyond the level of reaction. For you cannot change your reaction until you have changed your action. Your reaction can be said to be the polluted perception and the mental state that comes from the perception you have at the level of your mental and emotional bodies. This is reaction.
What is the level of action is your identity body and the way you look at life and yourself, your relationship to life, your relationship to other people, your relationship to the Ma-ter light, your relationship to God. This is your deeper perception, and this is what causes you to act by projecting an image into the cosmic mirror, that is beyond the level of emotion, beyond the level of thought—and therefore beyond the level that most people are consciously aware of. And how can you become consciously aware of what is beyond thought and emotion until you start questioning your perception? It simply is not possible, and that is why the trap is complete.
The accusers of the brethren knew, that once they could force people, force lifestreams, into this reactionary cycle, they would never get out of it—unless they were willing to question their perception. And by keeping them busy enough with reacting to life, well, they could create such an intense downward spiral, that most people never had the wherewithal to question their perception, being so sure that their perception was accurate and therefore there was no need to question it. After all, everybody else looks at it the same way.
And thus, as soon as you have a situation, where the majority of the inhabitants on a particular planet see life as a struggle, well, then who is going to step back and question that perception of life as a struggle and say: “Is life really a struggle, does life have to be a struggle, or is it our own perception of a struggle that creates a struggle, by projecting the image into the cosmic mirror that life is a struggle?”
What is pure perception?
You have heard the story of how I started out as the son of a king, having grown up in an environment, where my perception was protected from seeing decay and death. I therefore grew up with a limited, a one-sided, perception, that could be said to be more pure than the perception of most people on this planet. You have heard how it was my perception of an old man, that caused me to realize, that my previous perception had been limited. And although it may have been purer than the average person’s perception, it was not ultimately pure, because I had simply ignored certain things, that are temporary realities on this planet. And this is not truly pure perception.
Truly pure perception is not attained by ignoring imperfections but by seeing through them, seeing beyond them, and seeing there is something beyond the perception—even the perception that life is a struggle. You know that after this realization, I withdrew from my life in the palace, I withdrew into the forest; living an ascetic lifestyle, punishing my body and mind, seeking to discipline my mind. Until I finally came to the realization, that even that would not lead me to pure perception.
What caused me to go beyond that level and reach the level of Buddhahood? It was that I came to the point, where I was willing to question EVERY aspect of my perception—the perception that I had grown up with, the perception of the ascetic lifestyle and philosophy. I was willing to question everything. And when I began to question everything, I began to see the patterns of how the polluted perception is an endless cycle that leads nowhere. And that was when I began to experience the pure consciousness that in Buddhism is called Samadhi, or Nirvana. And that, then, gradually allowed me to maintain that pure awareness even while I was engaged in certain activities and therefore could now perceive the world from the level of pure awareness.
And thus, I saw, I began to see, that the polluted perception is the dualistic perception, where there must be two opposite polarities. And they are seen as if they are ultimately real, that one could not exist without the other. And therefore, one is, in a sense, as real as the other, thus giving the impression that evil is as real as God, that the devil has power—permanence, reality. And so, I began to see beyond the dualistic perception. I began to see, that there was a way to engage in life – even an active life in this world with all its imperfections – and still not be pulled into the dualistic perception—where you have to label everything on a relative, dualistic scale with two extremes, one being good, one being evil; the other one being right, one being wrong; one being true, one being untrue or false; one being beautiful, one being ugly; one being pleasurable one being un-pleasurable.
What happened to me was, that I began to see that there is something beyond this dualistic perception, and that this is polluted perception, where you perceive something, but you are not just perceiving because your perception is polluted. And therefore, you cannot separate the act of perception from the act of labeling, of evaluating, of judging. “Judge not, that ye be not judged, for with whatever measure ye measure out, it shall be measured out to you”. Do you see, that you will be judged by yourself through your own consciousness, and thus the way you judge others while you are in embodiment on earth is the way you will judge yourself when you go out of embodiment and have a life review—where you now look at yourself through the consciousness with which you have looked at others?
I began to see, that beyond this perception – that makes it seem like you have to judge and label and evaluate everything – there is pure perception. A perception where you do not ignore the imperfections on earth, the unreality on earth; but you do not judge it, you do not label it. And therefore, you do not react to it in an emotional way by feeling threatened by it, or by feeling disgusted or repelled by it, or by feeling that it should not be there. You in fact see beyond it, you see that beyond the outer form is the Buddha Nature, the Ma-ter light; the PURITY, the reality that everything is created out of God’s light. And therefore, it has the potential to shake off the impure image, the impure form, and be accelerated into purity—the purity of the Christ Consciousness, the purity of the Buddhic consciousness, the purity of the God consciousness.
And thus, you come to that point of the Buddhic consciousness, where you can maintain Nirvana, maintain Samadhi, even while you are engaged in activities. You do not have to sit there with closed eyes and meditate in order to be in Samadhi or Nirvana. You carry it with you, and you see through that pure consciousness. You still see the imperfections in this world, but you do not label them, you do not judge them, you do not react to them. You just see them, but you see them as temporary, you see them as unreal. And thus, you do not react to the unreality, the imperfection. Instead you ACT, based on the realization, that every imperfection can be accelerated into purity, into a higher state. And therefore, you go out and act in order to raise up all life, instead of seeking to condemn certain aspects of life and then seeking to destroy them.
The lie behind all dramas
Do you see, this is the lie of the accuser of the brethren? This is the underlying lie behind the epic dramas we have exposed so carefully now. The epic drama makes you believe, that there is something that is bad or evil and that something must be destroyed. But when you seek to destroy evil, you enter into a reaction to evil—and this cannot remove suffering from the earth but will only increase suffering. And therefore, the only way to “remove” quote-unquote “evil” is to transcend the dualistic consciousness, so that you can act from the non-dualistic consciousness and therefore seek to accelerate the conditions that others call evil, accelerate them into purity by lifting up all life, instead of seeking to condemn, to put down, to destroy.
This is the difference between those who have ascended and those who have not. This is the difference between those who have taken a love-based approach to life and those who are still stuck in a fear-based approach, where they feel a need to judge, condemn, to put down and destroy.
How do you ascend? By accelerating yourself and by coming to the point, where you say with Jesus: “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto to me.” Did Jesus say, I will draw only the good people unto me and send the bad people to hell? Nay, he did not. He said “I am willing to accelerate, to lift up all life” and that was why he could ascend. Because he had accelerated himself beyond the accusatory consciousness, that divides the undivided, indivisible oneness of God into two polarities and labels one as good – that can enter the Kingdom of God – and one as bad – that cannot enter the Kingdom of God – and therefore must be destroyed by those who want to enter the Kingdom of God. For in destroying evil, you will supposedly qualify yourself to enter the Kingdom of God. Such is the lie of the epic dramas. And how many people have believed them, and still believe them, and still think that they can find some way to qualify to enter God’s Kingdom by still maintaining that consciousness of duality—and therefore not putting on the wedding garment of being completely non-violent, by being non-dualistic, non-judgmental and simply seeking to accelerate all life into purity, for you do not judge or condemn or put anything down.
Do you see, that I am not asking you to be blind? I am not asking you to ignore the many impurities you see in the world, but I am asking you to not make them permanent in your mind. For when you react to them, what is it you do? Well, if you know that something is unreal and that you are real, you do not have any need to react to it or against it, do you? Why would you need to react to something unreal? And so you do not react with a sense of being threatened, or angry or afraid or having any other negative emotion. You simply look at it, and then you act based on—not the outer appearance, not the outer form, but based on your inner creativity, that comes forth spontaneously from your own higher being, from your I AM Presence, from the lineage of spiritual beings, that stretches from you all the way to the Creator.
You act out of that wellspring of creativity instead of reacting. And by not reacting to the form, you do not give it permanence, you do not give it reality. And thus, your action is not geared towards putting something down and destroying it. It is geared towards accelerating it into the purity that you see beyond the outer form. This is pure perception, where you can look at something and see it as an unreal manifestation, without going into the reaction of labeling it as ugly, or bad or evil—as most people do.
My Beloved, we have given you many teachings to help you rise above that consciousness of the accuser, the consciousness of the epic dramas. It was precisely one year ago, that we introduced the concept of dramas and pointed out the need to transcend your dramas, if you would come to a higher level; if you would indeed become a force in accelerating the earth into the spiral of ascension for the year 2012 and beyond. If you would indeed form the sangha of the Buddha, you needed to transcend your dramas, as was clearly pointed out one year ago by myself, by others and by Saint Germain most clearly in his monumental address—that you might find cause to study again, those of you who are serious about overcoming your dramas.
For we, of course, realize, that there are those of you who are not willing to overcome their dramas and have therefore even rejected the entire concept, rejected the need to overcome the drama or refused to see that they have any dramas to overcome. And this, of course, is perfectly acceptable to us, according to the Law of Free Will. But we simply say: Then we cannot have you as part of the sangha that we are seeking to establish. When students came to apply to enter my sangha 2,500 years ago, they had to be tested, so that there was a sifting, a separation, of those who were willing to question their perception and their dramas and those who were not. And those who were not willing, would thus stay outside. And they would react in all manner of ways, some feeling rejected, some attacking the Buddha and the students of the Buddha in all manner of ways, that are not recorded in the Buddhist scriptures, and thus you have no outer awareness of them today.
But I can assure you, my beloved, that everything that I did or said was not approved or accepted by the Brahmins of the Hindu religion, who felt threatened by me, or by those who were their students who were not willing to question their perception. So there was much bickering, much attack, much accusation against me, against my person, against my students. There was much of it going on back then, as you saw with Jesus being attacked and accused. For this consciousness has been around, as I said, for a very long time. Do not think that I escaped it—it was there. But of course, I was not bothered by it, I was not attached to it, and thus I did not react to it. I simply gave teachings, that could help those who were willing to transcend that level of consciousness, and then I focused on helping those that I could help, because they were willing to help themselves. They were willing to look at themselves, to question their perception instead of seeing it as supreme and beyond questioning.
The thoughtform of the lightning from the East to the West
And thus, as is customary, I will end this release by giving you a thoughtform that might help you play an active role in helping humankind master the initiations of the Son, the Christ Consciousness—that of discerning what is real and unreal, which of course requires you to have the pure perception I have discoursed about; of not labeling and judging.
What I desire you to envision is, that the Christ enters this world, as Jesus said: as the lightning from the East unto the West. And it flashes forth into the world like a double-edged sword, that cuts through the veils of illusion, the veil of Maya. Those veils can be seen as curtains that are hung up by the false teachers and the fallen beings, so that they can hide behind them. Some of those curtains are so solid, that you cannot see through them, others have become partly transparent, so that you can see that there are shadows moving behind them.
Envision that the Sword of the Christ, the Living Word, will flash forth and cut the straps that are holding those curtains up, so that the curtains will come tumbling down, exposing what is behind them. Exposing the power elite, exposing those who manipulate in all manner of ways, who have managed to stay hidden from the people, so that they will be exposed. The curtains will fall, and the people will wake up and say, “Look, the emperor has nothing on. For now we see him clearly—now that he is not veiled behind his curtain of illusion, this smokescreen of Maya, of lies and deception.”
Hold on to this thoughtform, my beloved! Remember it whenever you encounter a particular situation, where you know there is deception. Then call forth with a simple call of your own making to the Christ and the Buddha. Call forth that Sword of Christ to cleave asunder the real from the unreal, to cut the veils, so that they will come tumbling down, and the people will see reality and unreality exposed—and so that the unreality will stand naked before the eyes of the world. This I admonish you to envision.
And with the gratitude for your endurance for holding the balance for this release, I say: “Well done you good and faithful servants, you have been faithful over a few things, we will indeed endeavor to make you rulers over many things in the years to come.” Thus, be sealed in the infinite, non-dualistic, pure perception of the Buddha. Call to me to give you the pure perception of the Buddha Mind, that knows that everything is the Buddha Nature and thus can see the difference between the pure reality of the Buddha Nature and the unreality of the illusions of Mara that come to tempt you—tempt you to do what? To react to their unreality in any way! For any reaction causes you to be trapped in the downward spiral of unreality. Thus, be the Buddha—determine not to react, determine to enter the path that we may teach you how to ACT, ACT, ACT from pure perception.
Be sealed then, in my peace, in my peace that is not passive and not what many people perceive as peaceful but is a dynamic, infinite peace, that will not let things remain, that will not let people remain stuck in the spiral, where they perceive that life is suffering. And that is why I came out of Nirvana—to teach people that there is an alternative to suffering. And I admonish YOU to do the same. Teach them; demonstrate to them that there is an alternative to suffering. There is the possibility of attaining peace of mind, of approaching life with a sense of infinite, inexhaustible joy! Be sealed in the joy of the Buddha. For when you perceive the Buddha Nature, how can you not be joyful? Thus, I AM Infinite Joy.
Copyright © 2009 by Kim Michaels