What it takes to be a good president of the United States

TOPICS: Could the United States have been established without bloodshed? – The eagerness for armed conflict – The young George Washington – The maturing George Washington – Not wanting to be king – How to be a good president – Practical realism – George Washington’s law –

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Ascended Master Godfre, February 13, 2011 through Kim Michaels. Given at Mount Vernon, which was George Washington’s personal estate in Virginia. Georg Washington was one of the incarnations of the Ascended Master Godfre.

I am the ascended master Godfre, and I welcome you to the grounds of this historical national landmark, which used to be my gentleman’s estate here in Virginia. Many happy hours were spent here, some of the happiest riding on my horses, alone or accompanied only by my personal attendant. Who was not to me a piece of property but was a trusted friend, truly also seeing himself as such.

Nevertheless, was there not an amazingly sharp divide back then between different groups of people? You may look at this nation and see the divide between slaves and free men, but there were many other divisions in American society. Divisions that truly, from the very outset, formed the greatest threat to the establishment of this nation, to the survival of this nation. And even today, they form the greatest threat to the ongoingness and the acceleration of this nation towards its golden age potential.

Could the United States have been established without bloodshed?

Thus, it was in this place, that I was able to withdraw somewhat from this divided, fragmented dualistic society and the ongoing dualistic struggle—that was such a big part of my life in that embodiment as George Washington. Truly, even from a young age, I was brought into this dualistic struggle by serving in the British army, and – during the revolutionary war – just another phase of this struggle.

Thus, when I had occasion to walk or ride on this property, I would sometimes contemplate a question, which very few Americans today bother to think about. It was the question of how we might have achieved nationhood without the spilling of blood. Would it have been possible, indeed, to establish the United States of America as a free independent nation without the revolutionary war?

Certainly, at the time I could not see how. Neither could Jefferson or any of the other founding fathers. Even though many of the so-called founding fathers of this nation had a background in freemasonry – and therefore believed in universal spiritual principles and divine providence – we still were not able to see, how we could achieve greater independence from England without incurring the wrath of the King and the subsequent military clampdown that was – or at least seemed – inevitable in those days.

You, who have grown up in societies or in a time, when there was less warfare – or at least without being directly involved with it yourself – will find it difficult to understand the mindset back then, where armed conflict was such an almost natural part of life. And it was often taken for granted, that there simply was no other way to work out solutions to what seemed like major conflicts.

Yet, of course, when you look back with the perspective of an ascended master, you can begin to see just how many opportunities there were for actually having forged a separate nation. When you look today, you can see, that had a different course been set, there would still have been an independent nation on the North American continent today. It would surely have taken longer; it would not have been established when the United States of America was established. Yet, it would have been there today. And in the process of pursuing a peaceful transformation, England itself would also have been transformed faster than it otherwise was.

The eagerness for armed conflict

Of course, hindsight is always 20/20, as they say. Nevertheless, there is always validity in looking at and learning from the lessons of history. Back then, we were – those of us who started the process of independence and fought in the revolutionary war – we were not only quick to call for armed uprising, we were eager for it. For we saw it as a decisive way to further our own careers, even our sense of personal honor and pride.

This is a mindset, that most of the spiritual people of today will find alien to the way they have grown up. But that is because so much has happened in the collective consciousness of humankind since then, that you have been fortunate to grow up in a part of the world, where the collective consciousness is not as steeped in conflict as it is in certain other areas.

Look for example to the Middle East or Africa or other parts of the globe, where there is much more tension and conflict. And consider, that the mindset in which I grew up as George Washington, was fairly similar in some ways to what you see in the world today. Where people are ready to engage in conflict, almost at a moment’s notice, because it is always there as an underlying reality in their world view. They see it not only as inevitable, they see it as desirable for a variety of reasons.

The young George Washington

I was born in a not wealthy family in that lifetime, but a family that had ambitions. Even though my father died early, I had absorbed enough of the consciousness that he embodied, the ambition to improve his status in society and become somebody. This was, of course, a mindset that was unique to the colonies, for in Europe people were born into certain stations and most of them would die in the same stations. But here in the United States, there was a new consciousness, even though it was not the United States at the time but the colonies.

There was a new consciousness of realizing, that you could improve your station in life. You could be born in a relatively poor family, and you could climb the social ladder and achieve status. Of course, this could not be done if you were a slave. But if you were born free, then you had this opportunity, through your skill and initiative and your willingness to take a risk. Thus, if you look at the young George Washington, you will clearly see that kind of mentality. I wanted to achieve in my life, what my father had not achieved in his, and I was willing to take a risk to achieve it by joining the armed forces, as that was one of the ways to improve your status back then.

And so, I joined. I threw myself into the uncertainty of armed conflict, and I learned many lessons, that became valuable to me, not only in my role as leader during the revolutionary war but about life in general. How fragile it is, how easily it is lost to those who are not, as I came to see it, favored by divine providence. For there were battles, where I saw my friends die around me and where I had bullets flying through my coats—and yet I escaped unharmed.

And I knew – I had a growing realization within me – that it could only have been divine providence that spared my life, because I was selected by that divine providence for some greater mission. Of course, not knowing what it was when I was young, but it became gradually clearer as I grew into a position in the revolutionary war and eventually, of course, as president.

So you see, then, how I started as a young man, having little regard for the lives of others, being willing to further my own personal career by essentially having an occupation, that required me to take the lives of other people. This was simply the mindset of the time: kill or be killed, an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, whatever was required to prove your valor in battle.

The rest of this dictation, along with an invocation based on the dictation, is found in the book A Spiritual Clearance for America.


Copyright © 2011 by Kim Michaels