Question: Could you tell us how the gift of your channelling came about?
Answer from Kim Michaels:
“Yeah, how much time do we have?” (laughter) How did it come about? As a child, I had a very strong intuition. When I was young child, I sensed that there was a Divine being that was always with me. I didn’t see it as any particular master because I didn’t know anything about masters, but I just knew that there was a Divine, spiritual being that was always there with me. It was a being that never told me what to do or not to do, it was just there and I knew it was there.
It was not like I saw it, like many people see God where they think God is like Santa Claus that has to do what they want him to do. You pray to God, and then he’s supposed to manifest it. I never saw it that way. In a sense, that feeling never left me. Even as a teenager, where of course I was exposed to all the intellectual, scientific reasoning, it never left me—the awareness and the absolute experience that there is a spiritual reality to life.
Growing up, my parents were not religious and there was nothing in my society in Denmark that stimulated my spiritual interest. I always had lots of questions but nobody could really answer them. I remember when I was 13, I was going through my confirmation and we had a priest come to our classroom in school. He was supposed to tell us about the Bible and Jesus and I was excited because I thought, surely, the priest must be able to answer some of my questions. But I realised very quickly that he couldn’t. He didn’t answer my questions and it was because he had not thought about these topics. I was very, very surprised because how can you be a priest and not have thought about spiritual questions? He was just satisfied with what the church gave him as answers and he didn’t think about it beyond that.
I was always thinking a lot. When I was 18 I found the book by Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi. It was very important for me because suddenly I realised that for thousands of years, people had been seeking answers to all these questions. It was very, very helpful to me. At the same time, I also met some people that were involved with Transcendental Meditation. I went into that, and it was helpful to me for a while. They had a teaching that was helpful to me and the meditation was also helpful to me for a while.
But there were still a lot of questions that they couldn’t answer. I felt that I was born in the West and I needed a Western spiritual teacher. It wasn’t so much a matter of East and West, it was more that I realized that I was born in a scientific age and I needed a teaching that talked about science and the scientific way of thinking: logical, rational, something I could grasp and understand.
Then I heard about a teaching that was given by the ascended masters and it was in an organisation called the Summit Lighthouse. It was very, very helpful to me and very, very inspiring. What really struck me about the ascended masters was that they are not like a guru who is in embodiment and needs something from you. He needs to have followers, some gurus need money. I realized that the ascended masters don’t need anything from us. That was a very, very important thought. I realized they don’t want to control me, they don’t want to manipulate me. I also realized that they have transcended the human ego so they have no power plays, they have no need to manipulate. I thought that was very, very important, that was the kind of spiritual teacher I wanted.
It’s not because I have any problems with human leaders but I realized that as long as we are in embodiment, we are still human, we may have human interests and this and that. I wanted a spiritual teacher who was beyond that. That’s why I don’t present myself as a spiritual teacher today. I don’t have an organisation where I’m the leader of this organisation because for me, the ascended masters are what’s important.
What I also found very important there was that the masters need someone to speak through. Because of the Law of Free Will and because we have such a long history. Archangel Michael mentioned the Catholic church, and the Catholic church is just one example of a religion that has created the situation where we who are the people cannot contact God directly. We have to go through the church and the hierarchy of the church. I knew even as a child that this wasn’t right. As a child, I experienced the spiritual being and I didn’t need anybody, I didn’t need a priest to access this, it was something I experienced in myself. So that was very important for me. I realized that because we have such a long tradition of people denying this, of the authorities, the power elite, denying that we can contact God directly, the masters do need messengers to speak through and give a bigger teaching. Like Archangel Michael said, each of us individually can work with the masters. There’s no question about that. That is really the central message of my teachings, I also realized that some of us have as part of our Divine plan, different roles to play and part of my role was to bring forth more teachings.
It actually started in 2001 when I had this experience where saw that a lot of my striving on the spiritual path had been driven by a human ambition. I wanted to do something that I felt made a difference. When I was very young, I knew there were a lot of things that were wrong on the earth, that we needed to change society and I wanted to help that. When I found the masters’ teachings, I was very eager to decree and give invocations and study the teachings because I wanted to make a difference.
I realised that my desire to make a difference was a human ambition. I came to a point where I saw that human ambition and I surrendered it. It was like something deep within me just let go. I have described this before, I fell to my knees and I said: “God, you can take me home right now.” I really felt that if I had died at that moment, I had no ambition of doing anything on earth. I could leave the earth behind without any regrets, without any feeling that: “Oh, I wish I had done this, I wish I had been famous, I wish I had been recognized,” or anything like that. I had no desire like that.
That was when I felt that Jesus was there, his Presence was there in the room with me, and he asked me if I was willing to do something for him and that was the Ask Real Jesus website. It was really unique that Jesus was answering people’s questions; it’s never been done before and so that was how it started. I started getting questions from people and Jesus would give me the answer and I would put it on the site. But then I also started getting longer dictations, first from Jesus and then next from Mother Mary. It took me a while to start working with other masters, so it started that way, very gradually.
It would have been very easy for me to use the outer rational mind to say: “Oh this can’t be real.” There’s a lot of questions: “Why me?” In the Summit Lighthouse, for example, they had a messenger at the time and then she retired before I started being a messenger. But they still had a culture that there was only one messenger. I could have easily said that this is not something I can do.
When I experienced the Presence of Jesus, it was so real that I realized that this was part of my Divine plan. This was something I had decided to do before I came into embodiment. I could not allow myself with my outer mind to deny that, and that’s why I started doing it. In the beginning, you are always sort of very concerned about: “Are you doing the right thing?” But it didn’t take me very long to come to a point where I realized that this is what I agreed to do. This is what I love doing, and I love serving the masters and I love helping other people. There just comes a point where all of that falls away and now you’re just focused on doing what you are here to do.
Copyright © 2016 Kim Michaels