Question: It has been said that we live in a most dark age at this time. Many people have problems dealing with their emotions, and it causes an awful lot of suffering in many people’s lives. Many of us have not been parented correctly through our emotions. Can the ascended masters comment on how they envision this will be in the future? Will there be changes for the better? How will these changes come about?
Answer from Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels:
In terms of how the changes will come about, my beloved, I have four words for you: IN-VO-CA-TIONS. [Laughter] Truly, the tools I have given you, at least many of them, are designed to help people transcend these old emotional patterns. We will, of course, continue to give such tools as the consciousness is raised and people are able to grasp them.
It is true that you could say that the planet is in an emotional dark age, but the reason is actually not that it is a dark age. The reason is that more and more people are being able to do what Saint Germain said – abstract from the physical – and they have started working on the three higher bodies. There are people who work on all of the three higher bodies, but since the emotional one is the next one up from the physical, there is right now a very large number of people, many of whom are not openly spiritual, who are beginning to work on their emotions.
They are in some ways being forced to do so by the turmoil created by the fallen beings. They are, of course, trying to create a situation where the people who are beginning to free themselves from the physical, the focus on the physical, will be stuck in the emotional. They will be so hurt, so scattered in their emotions that they cannot reach higher than the emotional body because they keep going around in closed circles in their emotions. This is why our invocations, our decrees, our other tools, even our dictations, are designed to help people get out of these closed circles, these closed cycles, these downward spirals in the emotional realm. Certainly, this will change in the future. It is already changing.
Although I understand the concept that we are in an emotional dark age, it is really not a dark age. It is actually a positive sign that more and more people are beginning to clear out the emotional bodies of themselves and of the planet. What may seem like a disturbance or chaos from one level is actually a sign of progress. You understand that before progress can happen, the old matrices must be broken down, stirred up, challenged or transcended, and that will create a certain amount of turmoil.
You have all experienced in your own lives how you lived, in many cases, at a certain level of comfort before you found the spiritual path and then, when you found the path, all of a sudden everything was in chaos in your lives. Your relationships broke up, you lost your job, you were ill, somebody stole your car, whatever happened. All of these events can happen because, in order for you to go higher, the old has to be broken up. You understand that the ego always tries to stay in control and maintain that sense of comfort. Sometimes even the chaos that can be very unpleasant is still, in a sense, a hidden blessing. It helps you free yourself from the idea of the ego that it should always be in control, that you should always be in control, or that life should always be comfortable. You have to come to a willingness to be uncomfortable in the short term, in order to gain some advantage in the long term before you can make it to a higher level of the path.
Of course, when you do make it to a higher level, as I have attempted to explain in my dictations here, you can attain a sense of peace. You can be non-attached to the outer turmoil. You can be non-attached to your own human self. You can love that human self. You can even come to love the outer conditions, whatever they are. That can gain you, at the higher levels of the path, a sense of inner peace. But before you get to that level, yes, it is very difficult. It is difficult whether you are a spiritual person or a non-spiritual person who is being forced to deal with his or her emotions. We have compassion for this, but there is no other way, given the current level of consciousness, than to allow this chaos to happen.
Copyright © 2015 Kim Michaels