TOPICS: When shall Christ reign on earth? – What is the Living Word? – The essential test of the Piscean age – Understanding the LOGOS – Accepting your oneness with the LOGOS – Christ is beyond time and space – Have you had enough of duality? –
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Ascended Master Jesus, April 8, 2007 through Kim Michaels.
And Christ shall indeed reign forever and ever. And why shall Christ reign forever and ever? Because Christ – the universal Christ consciousness, the Living Word, the LOGOS – is beyond time and space. And thus, the forces of anti-christ have their time and have their day, but they do not have forever. For they cannot transcend the time and space that gives room to their duality. For you see, if they were to transcend duality, they would no longer be the forces of anti-christ but would indeed again come into oneness with the reality of Christ. So I come to you this Easter morning to greet you, and I say to all of you, “The Christ is Risen in You!”
When shall Christ reign on earth?
And indeed, my beloved, there is no question that Christ shall reign forever and ever in the world of form. But there is a question of when Christ shall be able to reign on earth, and that question cannot be answered by me—even though I am ascended to my Father, and even though I have all power in heaven and on earth (Matthew 28:18). For you see, having all power on earth does not mean that I, Jesus, can step in and save humankind and roll up the world as a scroll or suddenly bring God’s kingdom into manifestation.
For indeed, I am one with the universal Christ mind which is one with the Father—and thus one with the Father’s will. And what is the Father’s will for earth? Well, it is indeed that the free will of individual co-creators shall be allowed to outplay itself. So even though I have all power in heaven and on earth, I cannot use that power on earth unless someone on earth is willing to become the open door for the Living Word and indeed willing to walk the path of Christhood until they become the Living Word, until they become the Word incarnate. And thus, I can step through the veil through them and have the authority to act on earth through those in embodiment who have come into oneness with the Christ mind.
What is the Living Word?
And my beloved, what is the Christ mind? Well, it is what the Bible calls the WORD, but it is more than the WORD. So let me now read to you the beginning of the Gospel of John as it appears in the official scriptures:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
My Beloved, this official version of the scripture is indeed the version that was meant to be released for the multitudes in the Piscean age. But if you will read carefully, you will see that it embodies a certain room for interpretation, a certain duality, a certain uncertainty. And this is indeed by design, for it gave humankind a specific test. And that test was the essential test of the Piscean age. And I shall return to what that test is in a moment.
But what I want you to ponder here is that the very formulation of the beginning of the Gospel of John has given the official Christian churches a justification for putting me on a pedestal, making it seem like the outer, the historical, person of Jesus is synonymous with the WORD, is synonymous with God, is synonymous with the WORD incarnate, the WORD made flesh. For indeed, the Gospel of John talks about the WORD and talks about the WORD as if it was a person, calling the WORD “he.”
This is what has allowed the Christian churches to focus on the outer person, the historical person, rather than seeing that there is a deeper meaning behind it. And certainly, there are other statements that I made deliberately to give them the test of whether they would look only at the literal, surface interpretation or whether they would go beyond it and realize the true inner message that I came to bring.
Some of you will know that what in the Bible is called the WORD is a translation into English of a Greek word that could more correctly be translated as “LOGOS.” And what is the LOGOS? Well, it has different interpretations. But no matter which interpretation you go by, it is very clear that the LOGOS is far more than one single person. You cannot confine the LOGOS to a single person. But because the “Word” did not have the same interpretations, it has been possible for the churches to interpret the Word in such a way that it seemed to be only one person who ever had been and ever could be the Word incarnate.
So let me now reread the gospel of John with a different translation:
In the beginning was the LOGOS. And the LOGOS was with God and the LOGOS was God. The LOGOS was in the beginning with God. All things were made by the LOGOS and without the LOGOS was not anything made that was made. In the LOGOS was life and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness and the darkness comprended it not.
The LOGOS was the true light which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. The LOGOS was in the world and the world was made by the LOGOS and the world knew not the LOGOS. The LOGOS came unto its own and its own received it not. But as many as received the LOGOS to them gave the LOGOS power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on the LOGOS.
When you see this particular translation, and when you understand that the LOGOS is far more than one person, you can see that the deeper meaning of the gospel of John is that there is something beyond this world, something beyond the dualistic mind. And that is, truly, what is meant by the WORD, by the LOGOS.
This is something that cannot possibly be confined to one person. For is it not clearly said that without him, or without the LOGOS, was not anything made that was made? Well, how else can that be interpreted than saying that the LOGOS is in everything. For if nothing was made without the LOGOS, how could anything be separated from the LOGOS?
The LOGOS is in the world, and the true meaning is that the world comprehends not the LOGOS, because the world does not see that it is made out of the LOGOS and that the LOGOS is inside every human being, and indeed everything that was made. The true meaning is that I did not come to this earth to be raised up and glorified beyond all human beings. I came to exemplify the inner oneness with your own source, with the LOGOS, and thus help all people discover the LOGOS in themselves.
The essential test of the Piscean age
The essential test of the Piscean age, the essential challenge, was this: would people identify Christ as being outside themselves, or would they identify Christ as being inside themselves? This is the essential test, not only for the Age of Pisces, but it is the test I have been speaking about these past days, where I said there is a filter on the door that leads to the kingdom of heaven. And it is your oneness with the WORD that determines whether you can pass through that filter or are held back by the sense of duality, the sense of separation.
For you to enter the kingdom of heaven, you must discover that Christ – the WORD, the LOGOS – is inside yourself and inside everything else in this world including all other people. And only when you come to that realization – and go beyond mere realization to true oneness with the LOGOS – well only then can you pass through the pearly gate.
Understanding the LOGOS
What truly is the LOGOS? Well, it is what we have already explained in different ways: the universal Christ mind, the only begotten of the Father. It is the essential unifying principle that God the Creator set up to ensure that, as co-creators were given free will, there was an underlying element that could always maintain oneness in God’s creation. So that no matter how far a co-creator descended into the consciousness of separation, there was always the opportunity to rise back up and come back to oneness—so that nothing could be lost, except through total denial of one’s true identity.
The LOGOS is in everything because everything was created out of the LOGOS. But I wish to give you a deeper understanding, for you might get the impression that the LOGOS is something impersonal, something up there beyond your reach. But you see, my beloved, the LOGOS is far more. For, as Maitreya explains in his book, the Creator first created one sphere set apart from the void, then created self-conscious extensions of himself and sent them into that sphere with the command to multiply and have dominion. And when these first co-creators had multiplied their sense of self – to the point that they came back into oneness with their source, when they had attained the Christ consciousness of oneness with the source – well then they became part of the LOGOS.
And this process has continued through succeeding spheres. And all beings who have overcome duality and separation, all beings who have come into oneness, are indeed part of the LOGOS. So truly, all ascended beings, all members of the ascended masters, are part of the LOGOS. But even more than that, we ARE the LOGOS for the LOGOS is us and we are it.
When you overcome duality and separation, there is no separateness, even though there is still individuality. We are all individualizations of the Creator, but we do not see our individual beings as separate, disconnected, such as you do on earth. We see ourselves as one, for we know we are part of something greater than ourselves. Yet we are part of that greater thing and we are that thing. Because indeed the Conscious You has the capacity to identify itself with anything, including its source and the allness of what has come out of that source.
Accepting your oneness with the LOGOS
So, my beloved, the difference between you and I is that I have fully accepted my oneness with my source, while you have not yet come to that acceptance. And why have you not come to that acceptance? Well, yesterday I gave you the image that the world is a stage and that there are certain predefined roles that you can play in this world—and certainly you can even create your own unique role that no one else has ever thought about. But all of the roles in this world have one thing in common—they are part of the realm of duality.
And what is the realm of duality? Well, it is the realm where there are always two opposites. And what does this really mean? Well, it means that in duality there is always a contrast—good and evil, joy and sorrow, happiness and despair, anger and peace. When you think deeply and logically about this, you will realize that you cannot enter the kingdom of heaven while you have these dualistic opposites in your being. And that means that the dualistic extremes are not found in heaven.
Surely, you can see this. For you cannot imagine that Mother Mary and I would ever get into a heated argument and be angry with each other. Or perhaps you can imagine it, for through the dualistic filter anything is possible. Yet I must tell you that if Mother Mary and I were to have a disagreement, there would come a point where we would suddenly fall still, look into each other’s eyes and realize: “Who is arguing with whom?” For since we are one, then I am arguing with myself in her. And what sense does that make? So you see, through that recognition, the arguments you have on earth are simply not possible. For when you know the oneness, you can never be fully identified with the roles of duality.
So does that mean that we do not have joy in heaven, that we do not have happiness in heaven? Well, that is indeed correct—if with joy and happiness you mean the human definition of joy and happiness, the definition that is based on duality. In heaven we do not have sorrow, we do not have unhappiness. So consequently we do not have a form of happiness that is defined in contrast to unhappiness.
In heaven we are much more on an even keel, so to speak. Which is why I always stress balance for those who want to walk the path of Christhood. This does by no means mean that we do not have true joy. For indeed, we have a state of mind that is permanent, constant. This does not mean that it is never changing, for as we expand our consciousness, we can indeed experience more of this state of mind. And this state of mind is a state that you cannot accurately describe by any term, by any word used in this world.
But, as Maitreya says in his book, if we are to use a word, the closest one is “bliss.” But, again, you could easily come up with a dualistic definition of bliss, where you see it in contrast to non-bliss. As indeed there are some teachers today who are starting to see the fallacy of the duality consciousness and even some who have seen this for many centuries. Yet some of them have defined that the way out of duality is to go into non-duality. But yet many define non-duality based on duality – as the opposite of duality – and this is still duality.
So you see, there is no way to accurately convey to you through words the state of mind that we have. But you can experience it! And many of you have indeed had at least short glimpses of a state of consciousness that is beyond duality, beyond the dualistic extremes. For have you not sometimes felt at inner stillness, at inner peace, almost like you were in another dimension. Or like you were experiencing a situation from the outside.
Even what people describe of how in a life-threatening, stressful situation, they suddenly fell still, almost like they were outside the situation. That is a state of non-duality, where there is no contrast. The reality of life is that since God is all, God can have no opposite. It is only those beings who have become trapped in a dualistic state of mind who think they are in opposition to God and God’s work—and who in their folly pride themselves on having the power to destroy God’s work or disturb God’s plan.
Christ is beyond time and space
But as I started out saying, there is no question that Christ shall reign forever and ever. For Christ is beyond time and space. And time and space cannot last forever. For it is not possible for anything in this world to go on indefinitely, for everything is defined by boundaries, by contrasts. The very fact that you have separate forms means that there has to be a boundary. So everything has to have a limit, even time.
To confound your logical minds, let me refer to something that has been pondered by certain mathematicians. Some of them have given up thinking about it, while others kept thinking about it until they found themselves in a straightjacket. For it is indeed one of these things that cannot be solved by the analytical mind. Now, you know very well that if you start counting, one, two, three, four, you can keep going. And maybe some of you as children played the game of counting to one thousand, just to see what that would be like.
Well, mathematicians faced the question of, “How many numbers are there—how high can you count before you run out of numbers?” If you will ponder this logically, you might on one hand say you can go on forever. You can go on indefinitely adding one number, always being able to add one number to the last number. But how long would it take to count up an infinite amount of numbers? Well, would it not take an infinite amount of time?
What is the solution to the riddle? Well, it is – as Einstein had indeed sensed intuitively but could not yet express mathematically – that the material universe forms a closed loop that loops back upon itself. In a certain sense – if you kept counting long enough from one to two to three, adding one number – in a certain sense you would end up back at your starting point. But this would not be in the linear sense, for I realize full well that your linear and analytical minds are racing to grasp this. But what would happen was that at some point you would have counted so high that you said to yourself, “This is ridiculous. There has got to be a better way to spend your life than by counting numbers.”
And you see, this is the key. For the reason why you are still in time and space is that you have not yet come to the realization, that you have had enough of the world where there is contrast between good and evil, joy and sorrow. Indeed, some of you fell into the duality consciousness out of curiosity. What would it be like to be outside of the bliss where there is no contrast? What would it be like to be in a world with contrasts? Would it not be a more intense experience—that you had a more intense experience of joy but you had also experienced sorrow?
Have you had enough of duality?
My Beloved, this is not wrong. You have free will. The world is set up – the world of form is set up as Maitreya explains – to give you a greater appreciation for the oneness of God by realizing and experiencing that there is something outside of that oneness. So you have a right to descend into duality.
The problem is when you become stuck in duality, because not only have you stepped into a role in the theater production called earth – the production where you experience either being a villain or a victim or a hero – but you have become identified with it to the point, where you have forgotten that there is something outside the world stage. And that is when you get stuck and cannot separate yourself from that role. Because of the limitations of time and space, you can stay in that role indefinitely. But since time and space is not indefinite, there must come a time when the opportunity runs out, which is what we have called the second death.
The reality of time and space is that those who have become lost in time and space can indeed come to the point, where their opportunity runs out. And therefore, they must go through the erasing of the dualistic identity that they have come to identify themselves as. And this, of course, is not what God hopes to see, because as Maitreya and Mother Mary explain, you were all created to start out with a limited self-awareness but expand it until you came to the full God awareness, where you realize that you are now the fullness of your Creator while still being an individual being.
God created you to become more; not to become less. So you see, there is nothing wrong with you having the experience of going into the dualistic world, where you have the contrast between light and dark. But when you become stuck in it, that is when we have a problem. That is why the Living Word is then sent in an attempt to awaken you to realize, that there is something beyond the dualistic role you are playing right now.
But in order for you to fully escape that role, to leave that role behind, you have to come to the realization, that you no longer want to experience the contrasts between joy and sorrow, evil and good, light and dark. For you are willing to leave behind that experience and come into the higher experience of the bliss, the oneness, the eternal peace that is available in the spiritual realm. Or rather, even is available in this realm, when you give up the duality consciousness and put on the mind of Christ.
Ponder the very fact that you have grown up in a world with contrast but that there is an alternative to that world of contrast, namely a state of consciousness where you are in the eternal bliss that cannot be pulled into the dualistic extremes. And therefore, you do not experience the sorrow and the suffering so many people find on earth. But neither do you experience the sort of happiness that is in contrast to the sorrow.
You simply need to ponder in your beings whether you have had enough of experiencing the contrast, so that you are now willing to lose that state of life, that mortal dualistic contrasting state of life, and let that life die, to lose that life for the sake of coming into oneness with Christ (Matthew 16:25) so that the Christ within you can take you to that peace, to that bliss, that is untouched by the world and its contrasts.
This, my beloved, is a decision only you can make, and I am not telling you that you should make it at a certain time. I am simply saying that if you could realize in your being that you have had enough of certain things on earth, then there is an alternative. And the only way to truly overcome the sorrow you feel on earth, the suffering you experience on earth, the only way to fully overcome it is to leave behind the duality of both sorrow and joy.
And when you are ready for this, you can indeed do so. You can also stay for awhile in a sort of mixed state, where you still experience some sorrow and some joy, but you are no longer fully identified with it. So when you are in a state of sorrow, you know there is more and you are not so fully enveloped in it that it overtakes you completely. And this again is another experience. And as long as you desire this experience, you have free will.
But again, when you feel you have had enough, then simply let it go. Take my hand and look at the world and look at the things that used to be so important to you, that you thought you would die if you didn’t have this or if you didn’t have your way with other people. Then look at it and say, “What is that to me. I will follow Christ into the eternal peace that is beyond this dualistic struggle” (John 21:22)
This, my beloved, is the gift I came to bring humankind 2,000 years ago, but I did not simply come at a specific time, for truly Christ cannot come in time, Christ cannot be confined to time, Christ comes in the Eternal NOW. Which means that the gift of Christhood has always been available to people and will always be available to them. Yet as we have said, the more people in embodiment can demonstrate the path to Christhood, well the more people will wake up and learn from their example and follow them into that eternal rest, which is not really rest but is truly the dynamic rest of the River of Life.
Thus my beloved, I thank you for your attention. I thank you for your presence at this conference. And I indeed thank you for being willing to be the open doors for the Living Word. For truly, all of you have felt the Living Word in your beings, have felt it stir something. For that I am grateful, and I will be even more grateful if you will multiply what you have received and give it to others. Thus, I shall withdraw, sealing you in my heart, for Mother Mary has something to say to you.
Copyright © 2007 by Kim Michaels