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Ascended Master Gautama Buddha through Kim Michaels, May 21, 2018. This dictation was given at a conference in Holland.
I AM the Ascended Master Gautama Buddha. What can a Buddha add to the discussion of your Divine plan? There may be a few ascended master students who have the potential in their Divine plans to manifest at least some degree of Buddhahood in this lifetime. However, many who are ready to manifest Buddhahood from past lives will not need an outer teaching, will not seek out an outer teaching or an outer teacher. Nevertheless, I will give some thoughts about what is the difference between Buddhahood and Christhood.
Out-breath and in-breath
Although we have talked about this to some degree not so long ago, what I wish to discourse on is that Christhood is a more outgoing activity. Buddhahood is a more ingoing activity. You might say that Christhood is the out-breath and Buddhahood is the in-breath. When you came to this planet as avatars, you were in the Christhood phase. In a sense, you breathed yourself out to take embodiment on earth.
Many of you are in the ingoing phase. In a sense, all of you are in the ingoing phase of breathing yourself back in from all kinds of entanglements with this world. Some of you (as was said) may indeed choose to stay in embodiment in order to be part of Saint Germain’s Golden Age. Still, in order to get to the point where you can fulfill that potential, you are going through that phase of the in-breath, pulling yourself away from entanglements with karmic circumstances, selecting out the things that distract you from your Divine plan, resolving your birth trauma, first of all, so that you can be in a neutral state of mind.
We might say that, in a sense, Buddhahood and Christhood could be seen as simply different levels of the same evolutionary process. As we have said many times, you do not have to be perfect to express Christhood. What does it mean to be perfect? In a sense, it means that you do not have to have completely resolved your psychology, including your birth trauma, in order to begin to express Christhood. What we have expressed is that you should not be afraid to express Christhood, that you need to begin to do so without thinking you have reached some ultimate stage. Buddhahood is, of course, also, regardless of what has been projected by the religion of Buddhism, not an ultimate stage. We have said, nothing that happens on earth is ultimate. Even in the ascended realm there is ongoingness so how could anything ever be ultimate? How could enlightenment be ultimate? How could nirvana be some static state?
There comes the point where you have resolved a very high degree of your psychology, including your birth trauma and your separate selves. Then, you could call this the higher stages of Christhood because there is now very little resistance in your four lower bodies to the light flowing through you. That is also the point where you can begin to shift, some of you (not all of you because many of you still want to be active in society) more into the Buddhic consciousness, the Buddhic awareness.
How the Buddha is active
It is not that the Buddha cannot be active in society. The Buddha, perhaps, finds a different way to be active in society. This is a very subtle thing, a very individual thing. You can see the difference in the life of Jesus where he was outgoing, going out, meeting the people, often confronting them, whereas I, as the Buddha, created an ashram and let the people come to me. This is somewhat the differences between two approaches.
In a sense, the outgoing Christ is like the outgoing aspect of God the Father, the expansive phase. The Buddha is like the Mother, the ingoing, the contracting phase. The out-breath and the in-breath.
Some of you will come to a point where you begin to realize that it is no longer really so important what you do on the outer. This does not mean you have to withdraw from active life in society, create an ashram or live in a secluded setting. You may still live a “normal life,” having a family, having a job, having a career of some kind, but you are doing it in a different way.
You are realizing that these outer activities do not define you. They are not pulling all of your attention into these outer activities. Often, during the Christhood stage, you are very, very focused on what you are doing and your entire attention is pulled into it. You are in a sense absorbed by the activity. When you reach Buddhahood, it is almost as if you can be partaking of some activity but there is a part of your mind that is not absorbed in it.
What level of consciousness am I at?
How do you, then, get to that stage? For this I want to build on what Mother Mary talked about where you need to come to the point of making peace with being in embodiment, making peace with the Mother Realm, making peace with free will, making peace with being at your present level of consciousness. There can come a point where you are actually no longer thinking about: “What level of consciousness am I at?”
You know it is an ongoing process. You know you are doing whatever you can to rise higher in consciousness. You are not concerned about where you are at on the scale. You are striving without striving. You are not struggling. You are not even having a goal. You are not into a comparative state of mind.
You are, as we have expressed it in words, flowing with the River of Life. You are flowing with life. You do not even have a clear goal you are working towards. You do not even have a clear vision of some Divine plan where you are supposed to do various steps to reach a particular goal. You are almost flowing with life and whatever circumstances come up, you are not even deciding with the outer mind what to do. You just feel intuitively, and then you do it.
The rest of this dictation, along with an invocation based on the dictation, is found in the book: Fulfilling Your Divine Plan.
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