TOPICS: Your positive experiences are not wasted as they become part of the individuality of your Presence – yet the purpose for your existence is that you become an immortal being – why the masters seek to help us –
Question: Dear Jesus, does our I AM Presence start from scratch when a soul’s energies are returned to their original purity? Since the limited sense of identity and its memories are lost, does the I AM still learn something and improve on the next soul it creates? I ask because it would seem more heartening to me that a soul’s life wouldn’t be completely for nothing if it failed to fulfill its mission of attaining its spiritual identity.
Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:
When the Conscious You makes right choices and has positive experiences, it creates positive karma and positive memories, which is what I referred to in the following saying, “But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal” (Matthew 6:20).
The treasures you lay up in heaven become part of your I AM Presence, and they are stored in the causal body. In other words, what you experience while in embodiment has a positive impact on expanding the individuality of your I AM Presence. And as we have explained, the Conscious You has no built-in individuality because it is meant to be the open door for the individuality of the Presence. So if your Presence were to send another Conscious You into embodiment, that new Conscious You would obviously be a reflection of the current individuality of the Presence. So in that sense, it is true that the lifestream’s experiences are not wasted.
Nevertheless, that should not be interpreted to mean that it doesn’t really matter whether the Conscious You becomes an immortal spiritual being or is erased through the second death. If that was the case, why would we of the ascended masters bother to stay with the earth and help our unascended brothers and sisters? We could simply go on with our own growth and let unascended lifestreams sink or swim.
We are seeking to help our unascended brothers and sisters because you are all extensions of the same greater lifestreams out of which we have come, and we love you with an unconditional love. Therefore, we desire to see you make it all the way home and become immortal spiritual beings as we are. Therefore, we do feel sorrow and a sense of loss when a lifestream goes to the second death. This is no different than when you lose a member of your earthly family. Although our feelings are not exactly the same as human feelings, we still do have feelings, and we would love to see every lifestream on earth become an immortal spiritual being through the ritual of the ascension.
Copyright © 2004 by Kim Michaels