TOPICS: Understanding the role of your heart chakra – Why spiritual people do not reach their highest potential – The basic burden of the heart – The quintessential serpentine lie – The serpentine plot – Knowing your own higher will – The higher truth about discipline – Why are you on earth? – Attaining integration – The trap of self-centeredness –
Ascended Master Mother Mary, October 20, 2006 through Kim Michaels.
I come as the representative on the Divine Mother on earth. Mary, you have known me as, but I am far more than you have ever known through the Christian tradition. Which has denied my rightful role from the very beginning, by relegating me to a place that was considered fit for women in those days, when women were considered unfit for any spiritual position or office—as they, of course, still are in many of the religions of the world.
So my beloved, I come to bring you an assignment that we of the ascended masters desire to see happen at this conference, at this gathering. For we have a mighty work prepared for you. And we know that God in you is up to the task. So the question is, “Will you let God in you be the doer for this class?” [Audience affirms: “I will!”] So I thank you for that affirmation.
And I want to draw your attention to the drawing next to me. There is a lower figure, a semi-circle, that represents a chalice with the opening turned upward. That figure represents you, who are in physical embodiment. There is an upper figure, a chalice with the opening turned down, and that figure represents us, the ascended masters. We are ready to pour the light and the direction and the teachings into your chalice here below, so that this conference, as every conference we give and have ever given, can fulfill its highest potential by establishing a figure-eight flow between you here below and us above. And thus, when that figure-eight flow is established, we can have the maximum potential for any spiritual conference.
Why spiritual people do not reach their highest potential
We of the ascended masters have sponsored many gatherings of people throughout the last hundred years and more. We have often had great gatherings and great success. But I must tell you that in the vast majority of cases, we failed to establish the complete figure-eight flow between the people below and us Above. And why did we fail to achieve this ultimate goal? Well, it was because the people below were not able to come into oneness with us Above. And why were they not able to come into this oneness? Because they did not have the sufficient teachings on the human ego, and they did not have the vision of how necessary it is to overcome that ego and come into oneness with your own higher being, so that you can be the open door here below for your own higher being which is one with the ascended masters above.
This is not necessarily because the people were deficient in any way, but because times were not ready for that higher teaching to be brought into physical manifestation, where anyone could find it, either through a book, or now through the internet. Yet times are now ready and that is why we have indeed – through my book on the Master Keys and through Jesus’ teachings on the ego and book by Maitreya – we have determined to bring out the teachings that can once and for all raise the spiritual people on earth to the full clarity of what is going on in the religious life, the spiritual life, on this planet. So that they can finally see why so many spiritual and religious movements, even though they have had great progress and great teachings and great hearts, have so often failed to reach their highest potential and make the essential difference in the world.
And my beloved, the reason why there has always been a gap is that people have not fully understood the importance of the ego and the importance of the heart. And that is why the purpose of this conference is to help you understand the central role that the heart holds in your being, so that during this conference you can do a mighty work for the clearing of the hearts of the top ten percent of the most spiritual people on this planet. So that they can come into alignment with their own higher beings, with their own higher purpose, and thereby become that unstoppable force that will bring the light of God into the physical octave, where it will consume and push back all the darkness, all the illusions, that are preventing this earth from rising into the Golden Age that Saint Germain has envisioned, a vision that he has held for this planet for a very, very long time.
The role of the heart
What is the role of the heart in your being? Well, the heart is the center of your lower being. And therefore it is the open door between your higher and your lower being. It is through the heart that the light and the wisdom and the divine direction from your higher self must enter your lower being. It cannot happen through the head. It does not matter how sophisticated an intellectual understanding you have of spiritual concepts. It does not matter that you know every letter of the outer law. For as the lawyers and the scribes and the Pharisees proved 2,000 years ago, you can have any amount of outer knowledge and understanding, yet you are not able to recognize the Living Christ when he stands before you in the flesh. And thus, you reject him and crucify him because you feel threatened by his mere presence, by the light and by the teaching he brings. Because you see that it will overturn the old order, and you are not willing to give up that comfortability.
Those who had the power back then rejected my Jesus and crucified him rather than give up their comfortability and their old beliefs. And why were they not willing to even see that Jesus was the Christ? Why were they not willing to follow him? It was because their hearts were hardened. And thus, they were not able to get out of their heads and into their hearts, to feel the love that they could have felt when they were in the presence of the Living Christ. For truly, all who are in the presence of the Living Christ have the potential to sense the ultimate, the unconditional, love that the Living Christ radiates in this world.
Yet for that to happen, their hearts must have a certain amount of purity, a certain amount of openness, so that they are willing to tune in and feel what is going on in their hearts. For as the disciples said, as they met Jesus on the road and did not recognize him, “Did not our hearts burn within us.” And this is the sign that you are in the presence of the Living Christ—that your heart is burning.
But if you are too much in your head, as the disciples were, being distraught over Jesus’ disappearance and crucifixion, then you cannot recognize what comes to you in your heart or you cannot interpret that burning. Sometimes you can even think with your head that the burning in your heart is the sense that there is something wrong. Perhaps that there is even something dark, and you do not recognize it for what it is—the love fires in your heart that are simply burning away the hardness of your heart.
And thus, it is not the burning or the love that is wrong, but the hardness that is being consumed. Yet if you are so identified with the hardness that you cannot just let it go, then you can be afraid to let it go, to let it burn, because you do not know what you will have after it leaves. Yet what you will have is the unconditional love of God. And I tell you, it is a good bargain, compared to what is in most people’s hearts today.
The basic burden of the heart
Thus, my beloved, other masters will surely give other teachings on the heart. But I will give you the basic teaching that you need to know and need to understand in order to clear the heart and be that figure-eight flow between your Higher and lower being.
There are many things that burden the heart. There are many things that can cloud the heart. But the essence of all of these things is simply this: selfishness, self-centeredness, a focus on the lower self, not just the ego, but even beyond the ego. Your lower self can become so focused on itself that it does not have any attention left over to direct toward the higher self Above or direct out to see how it can help people in the world and how it can help bring about the vision of God for this world.
And when there is not that vision to tune in both Above and below, to look beyond the self both Above and below, then how can there be a figure-eight flow in your being? Because you will shut off most of the light and the divine direction that comes to you from above. You will not want the light to disturb you, to disturb your ego and it’s sense of comfortability that comes from having you under its control. Neither will you want to follow the divine direction because it might require you to do something different than what you have imagined you should be doing with your life.
And thus, you will not even hear the divine direction that flows to you all the time. You will color it by the outer mind, by your expectations. And those expectations, if you will analyze them, are all centered around the ego and the sense of identity as being a separate being in the material world.
The quintessential serpentine lie
Now, my beloved, if you will analyze what caused the fall of most human beings on earth, you will realize that it was that they all came to believe in the quintessential serpentine lie. And that lie is that God’s will is in opposition to your will, that God is a tyrant who is seeking to impose his will and his law upon you and in so doing wants to take away your free will and restrict your creativity.
This is the lie that in a disguised form was presented to Eve in the Garden of Eden. For had not Maitreya told her that if she ate of the forbidden fruit – which represents the consciousness of duality – that she would surely die. And did not the Serpent say that she would not surely die. But in fact, there was more than what was recorded in the Bible, because the Serpent made Eve believe that not only would she not die, but that she would find the real form of life, the life that God did not want her to have, the life that could only be found by rebelling against God’s Law and God’s Will. For the Serpent would have you believe that you can only have truly free will by going against God’s Will. And this impression has, of course, been reinforced by the main religions in the western world who are all so focused on the masculine aspect of God and deliberately deny the feminine aspect of God.
What has come down to the West, including through Christianity, is the whole idea that women were responsible for the fall of humankind. But the symbol behind that outer statement is that the feminine aspect of creation and the feminine aspect of your own being is responsible for your fall and for the fall of humankind. My Beloved, there is some truth to this. For the masculine aspect of your being is the spiritual self, your I AM Presence. And the feminine aspect is what I in my book have called the “Conscious You” or the conscious self.
The conscious self is what descends into the material world. It is the conscious self who is the co-creator with God, who is charged with multiplying its creative abilities and taking dominion over the earth. And it does so by building a sense of identity through which it expresses itself. And therefore, the identity or etheric body is the highest of your four lower bodies, and everything that follows in your lower bodies is colored by, is springing from, is the result of the sense of identity that you have built.
It was the Conscious You who made the decision to believe in the serpentine lie, to leave off of your oneness with God’s Will. Yet the reality is that it is also the feminine aspect of your being, your conscious self, who must make the decision – the only decision – that can bring you back into oneness, which is what Christian’s call salvation. For it is another serpentine lie that after you have separated yourself from your own higher being, there will be some outer savior, some outer religion, that will save you, who will do the work for you. And it is a lie that you cannot save yourself. This is the lie that Jesus challenged when he said, “The kingdom of God is within you.”
The serpentine plot
The lie that has been perpetrated now through the western religions for thousands of years is that the feminine aspect of your being is responsible for the Fall, is bad, can only make wrong choices and therefore must be disciplined and suppressed by—what? My Beloved, this is what religions do not tell you. They do not tell you that the feminine aspect of your being must be brought into alignment with the higher part of your being, the masculine part of your being. No, they say that the feminine aspect of your being must be controlled and disciplined and restricted by some external deity, an angry being in the sky. And thus, do you see the subtlety of the serpentine plot?
First, they get you to leave off from your oneness with your higher being by making it seem like your higher being is an external deity, who is a tyrant that is trying to impose his will upon you. And therefore, you should run away from that and exercise your free will in opposition to God’s “restrictive” laws. And then they create a set of religions in the western world who say that the only way to be saved is to submit yourself to the will of this external deity, which they first told you was a tyrant that was trying to take away your freedom.
They first get you to run away from the external God in the sky. And then they try to tell you that the only way to be saved is to submit yourself completely to that external being in the sky. So do you see that what has happened here is that they have attempted to create what we call a spiritual catch-22, where you are running away from something at the same time as another part of your being is feeling that it has to force itself to run towards that something?
And because you do not want to run toward the angry being in the sky, you do not want to submit yourself to the angry being in the sky and his external will, you are forever a house divided against itself. And thus, you cannot stand in the presence of the Living Christ. And thus, you cannot sense the presence of the Living Christ because you do not sense the burning in your heart, because the burning in your heart is so overshadowed by all the turmoil created by the divisions in your psyche. For that original division has mushroomed into many other divisions that take all kinds of shapes, in the form of all kinds of psychological problems or in the form of desires for the things of this world or the belief that following an outer religion and doing all its outer rituals and practices will save you.
And because of all these different things that are pulling you in so many different directions, you do not have the attention and the time to center in your heart. And that is why so many people in the world today cannot focus on the spiritual path, even though they have more free time than ever before. Yet their free time – which is Saint Germain’s gift to them so they can pursue the spiritual path – their free time is being eaten up by all these outer things, all these compulsions that they cannot let go of, simply because they are so divided that they do not realize they are being pulled in different directions.
And they can never see beyond all the surface divisions to see the central division that is behind it all – and that their egos and the prince of this world do not want them to see – because once you see that central division, you can then look beyond the outer divisions and go to the core, you can take the axe and cut the tree at the root instead of dealing with the branches. And once the tree comes tumbling down, the tree of anti-life, then there will be a clearing in your mind, and you will now see the Tree of Life, which is the tree of oneness rather than the tree of anti-life which is the tree of division.
Knowing your own higher will
So my beloved, as we have pointed out before in the Will of God rosary and in the introduction to that rosary, the key insight is to realize that God’s Will is not an external will—because God is not an external being. The being in the sky, the angry being in the sky that is seeking to impose his will upon you, is not real. That god, which is worshipped by the main western religions, Islam, Judaism and Christianity, does not exist. It is a product of the human mind, the mind that has fallen into duality and thus has created this false image of an angry being in the sky who is opposing the will of human beings.
In reality, this false god is only opposing the anti-will created by the mind of duality, the consciousness of anti-christ. And thus, the consciousness of anti-christ has created both the angry being in the sky and his opposite, the devil. And it has set up a conflict between them that is meant as a smokescreen to pull you into aligning yourself with the false god instead of realizing that the real God can never be an external deity. Because the real God is an internal God which is what Jesus told you when he said that the kingdom of God is within you.
Well, if the kingdom of God is within you, where is God? Is he not in his kingdom? So if the kingdom of God is within you and God is in his kingdom, then God must be within you. And that is why Jesus could attain the consciousness of saying, “I and my Father are one.” And that is why you too can attain that state of consciousness by letting the mind of Christ be in you, as it was in Jesus.
And this, of course, is the last thing that the prince of this world and the forces of this world want you to know. And that is why they have set up a false path. For the strategy of the prince of this world is to first create a problem and then set up the only solution to that problem. Only that solution can never solve the problem because that solution will not deal with the cause of the problem, which is separation.
You now have not only the traditional western religions, but even many newer religions and even many New Age movements, who are reinforcing this image of the external God and reinforcing the image that the only way to salvation is to follow an external path. And I am not here simply talking about being a member of an outer church and blindly following its doctrines and rituals. For that is only the lowest aspect of their strategy.
The more sophisticated aspect of their strategy is to catch the most spiritual people by causing them to follow a false path, a path that still reinforces the image that God is outside yourself and still reinforces the image that the real problem in your being is the feminine aspect of your being. And the feminine aspect caused the fall, and therefore the feminine aspect must be suppressed, disciplined, restricted, by that external deity and his law, stated through this or that religion and doctrine or even this or that New Age teaching.
The higher truth about discipline
Now, my beloved, as I said earlier, it has not in times past been possible to bring out the fullness of this teaching, for humankind was not ready for it. And even those who were conscious students of the ascended masters were not ready for it in the form that we are bringing it out now. And that is why, in the past we have even had to present an outer path. And part of that path has been teachings on the ego and the whole idea that you had to discipline yourself.
Please be sophisticated enough to realize that there is a necessity for spiritual people to discipline themselves. Because when you first find the spiritual path, your inner being, your inner space, can be in such turmoil by the divisions created by the ego that you simply do not have the attention to tune in to your heart or even read between the lines of an outer spiritual teaching. And therefore, you do need to go through a period of discipline, of training, of purification, where you still the mind until there is enough silence, there is enough open space, that a higher direction can enter your lower being. And this cannot happen except through discipline, where you are strong, where you are determined and where you follow a disciplined outer path.
I am not saying that all organizations or teachings that present a disciplined path are wrong. What I am saying is that following the path of outer discipline cannot lead you to the ultimate goal of spiritual growth. It can only lead you to a certain stage of the path. And the question then becomes, “Will you become stuck at that level or will you be able to transcend it and move beyond?” I must tell you that too many of those who have come in contact with spiritual teachings, have indeed gotten stuck at the crucial turning point. They have started feeling that because they were in this outer teaching, because they had followed all these outer disciplines, because they had given up this and given up that in the outer, they were surely spiritual people, they were sure to make their ascension. And thus, they could stay at that level, where they felt they had some sense of control, knowing what they were supposed to do.
But that level simply will not qualify you for the ascension, because you cannot enter the ascended realm as long as there is any division in your own being, as long as there is a division between your higher and lower being. So you see, you must come to a point where you have established stillness in the mind, in the heart. And therefore, you can now listen for the inner direction that tells you that it is time to come up higher, it is time to take another step, that you cannot remain where you are comfortable.
Those of you who have followed these teachings that we have brought forth through the websites, you have in some measure made that decision. Although all of you have not made it fully because it is a decision that has many layers and must be reinforced and continually taken to higher and higher levels. But you have all made a good start. And so what I am talking about here is a teaching that I am speaking into the mass consciousness. But I am also speaking into your outer consciousness that you may become more aware of this and then know what is your calling in life.
Why are you on earth?
Why did you descend to earth in this embodiment? For most of you who are on the spiritual path, it was not to pursue personal goals. It was not to pursue any self-centered desires. It was to do a work for the ascended masters in this age. And what is the greatest work you can do in this age? It is to demonstrate the spiritual path.
In the past, too many spiritual people from various organizations have been misled into another plot of the serpentine mind—of saying there is only one way to salvation. There is only one outer organization – teaching, messenger, or guru, or savior, or incarnation of God, or whatever it might be – who has the key to salvation. And thus, instead of promoting the spiritual path, the path of self-transcendence, they have thought that they had to promote a particular outer organization or teaching or messenger.
But that is not the case. Your highest love is to set people free. And humankind will not be set free by everyone coming into and becoming members of the same outer church or coming to believe the same outer doctrine. This is another lie that springs from the denial of the feminine aspect of being, which causes people to enter into black-and-white thinking or thinking that their religion is the only true one. For after all, if there is one God there can only be one religion—or so they reason.
The reality is, as I have said several times now in different disguises – and this is an idea that you need to ponder and internalize – the reality is that the masculine aspect of being – be it God the Father, be it God the Son in the form of the Christian portrayal of Jesus, be it Mohammed, be it whatever outer thing you can imagine and envision – the masculine aspect of being will not save you and cannot save you. For you came into the material realm to have dominion over the material aspect, the mother aspect of creation.
That is why you came, that is your calling. You came to have dominion and establish the figure-eight flow from Above to below and back. And until you fulfill that figure-eight flow, you cannot be saved or make your ascension or whatever you want to call it. So you see, the masculine aspect alone cannot save you. Neither can the feminine aspect alone save you. What can save you is the integration of the masculine and feminine aspect of your own being, so that you are no longer a house divided against itself, but you come into oneness. Your eye is single, you see with the vision of Christ.
And therefore, there is no division because your lower being is in perfect alignment with your higher being and there is a figure-eight flow of teaching, direction and light from your higher being to your lower being, which is then expressed to help others in order to co-create the kingdom of God. And in that expression, you close the circle, you close the gap, you close the figure-eight flow, so that the energies can flow back up. And when they flow back up – and only when they flow back up – can they be multiplied, as only those servants who multiplied their talents received the reward.
And only when you receive that return current, can you rise to a higher level. Only by continuing to rise to higher and higher levels, by continuing to be here below all that you are Above and to express here below all that you are Above, will you eventually rise to the level, where you simply leave behind the material octave. For your consciousness is now so high, that it cannot maintain a focus here anymore. And thus, you gladly and lovingly move on – out of your own free-will choosing – without missing anything on earth.
For you to go through this integration between the masculine and feminine aspects of your being, the first thing you need to overcome is the serpentine lie of the external God. You need to realize that the true God is within you and that you are open to knowing the true God, who is your own higher being, your spiritual Self, your I AM Presence. And therefore, it does not make any sense whatsoever to say that God’s will could be in opposition to your own will. For when God is not an external deity, then his will is not an external will. It is the will of your self, of your own higher being.
And how can the will of yourself be in opposition to yourself? Well, it can be in opposition not in reality but only in the mind, because the lower part of your being, the conscious self, has come to identify itself as being separated from God, separated from your higher being. And therefore, you think there can be two wills in your being. But in reality there cannot be two wills in your real being. The only will that can be in opposition to your higher will is the will of the ego. It is only when the Conscious You identifies itself with the ego, that you can believe there is any opposition, that there is any division, any contradiction between your will and God’s will.
The will of the ego will forever be in opposition to God’s will. Only as long as the Conscious You identifies itself with the ego, will you believe there is an opposition. Once the Conscious You awakens and realizes – and this can happen in a flash, my beloved, as I described in my book – that you are one with your higher being, then the Conscious You will see that its will – your will – is the same as the will of your I AM Presence.
You did not come here to rebel against that will; you came here to express that will. And that was the reason you chose to come here in the first place. It was only when you met the opposition in this world – when those in this world, those in the duality consciousness, did not want to receive your light – it was only then that you started thinking that maybe there was something wrong with expressing the light of your higher being. And maybe you should turn off that light or turn it down and not let your light so shine before men and not bear witness to your truth.
And that was when you started believing in the serpentine lie that you should adapt to the way conditions are now in the material universe, rather than multiplying your creative talents so that you can take dominion over those conditions and transform them and their present imperfections into the kingdom of God. And this is what has happened to the top ten percent of the spiritual people on this planet. And that is why those top ten percent are not being the force that they were meant to be, the force that they wanted to be before they came here.
I must tell you that the top ten percent of the most spiritual people all chose to come here not for self-centered reasons, but because they wanted to raise up this planet and help bring in the Golden Age of Saint Germain. And you who are beginning to awaken from the illusions, you need to start seeing yourself as the emissaries of the ascended masters, who have the potential to bear witness to this truth that you are now beginning to see. So that you can go out and awaken all those in the top ten percent to who they are and why they are here, so that all of these people can begin to fulfill their reason for being.
We are not asking you to convert everyone to one particular religion or belief system. We are asking you to see the universal teaching that transcends all outer religions, all outer organizations. The teaching on the ego, that we have brought forth now, is universal. It cannot be confined to this or that church, or this or that New Age organization, or this or that guru. No one in the physical octave can have a patent on the teachings of the ascended masters. They are our gift to humankind.
And in the Aquarian Age I can assure you that the old idea that there is one religion, or one church that has the ultimate teaching or the only true teaching, will fade away as it has already started fading away for the old religions in the West, where more and more people see beyond this black-and-white approach and realize that it is not true. Can you see that the last thing we would want is an Aquarian Age organization which becomes trapped in that old mindset?
But this will require that the leaders and the members of Aquarian Age organizations are willing to overcome the ego, which has an eternal desire to feel better than others. And it will use any excuse for building the sense that, “Oh, we are surely better than others because we have the sophisticated teaching. We understand something that these other people don’t understand. So God must love us more. Surely El Morya must love us more because we are his students.”
But you see, El Morya loves everyone more—when they are willing to become more by transcending themselves. And when people are not willing to transcend themselves, they cannot receive the love that all of us have for all of the people on earth. We love everyone on earth, and we desire to see everyone transcend their current level of consciousness and come up higher.
We do not give special favors to anyone because unconditional love cannot be expressed in a conditional way. And that is why you will see that in the past we have been careful not to elevate people, unless it was done specifically for a testing of their souls, of whether they would use that seeming elevation to build the value judgment that they were better than others or whether they would remain humble of heart or become humble.
The trap of self-centeredness
So my beloved – again – the essential problem that breaks the figure-eight flow between your higher and lower being is the self-centeredness of the heart. Needing to feel better than others is one of the central aspects of that self-centeredness, and we know that all of you are capable of rising above it. And thus, I look forward to seeing you rise and come into a greater oneness, each one of you with your own higher being, but also with each other. For this is the highest potential for any spiritual gathering. The degree to which any conference will be a success is in direct proportion to the degree of oneness you can establish amongst each other.
We are not asking you to continue the patterns of the past, the patterns of the Piscean age. We are asking you to step up to the consciousness of Aquarius and forge new ground for what a spiritual movement should be in the Age of Aquarius and what a spiritual conference should be in the Age of Aquarius. And that will require you to let go of some of the expectations you have, built on what happened in the past, whether you were in this or that movement or organization or have read this or that book. My Beloved, the Living Christ follows no rules, except the rule of life itself, which is constant self-transcendence.
I have spoken at length to give you an introduction to this conference and the work that we set before you, a work that you cannot do by yourselves, but that you can perform only by opening up the flow between your lower and Higher beings, so that the light of your higher beings can perform the work. But for that light to perform its work, it must be allowed to flow. And for it to be allowed to flow, there must be the opening in the heart. To facilitate this process, for yourselves and for the world, we give you a new invocation, the Invocation for Integration between your Higher and lower being.
The choice is: you cannot do this by yourself, but God in you can. And will you let God in you be the doer and bring forth what needs to be brought forth and have everything fall into place. And I ask you to give this invocation now while you are still in my Presence and still in the forcefield of this dictation—and therefore can be the Omega polarity of my dictation and bring it into not only your own consciousness but into the consciousness of the most spiritual people, even into the mass consciousness. And thus, you can provide a mighty momentum that can challenge that lie that creates the division between the people and their God.
Copyright © 2006 by Kim Michaels