Question: When you receive messages from the ascended masters, do you feel the masters all the time or at a certain time. How do you control when you hear messages from the masters?
Kim: You mean, do I hear them all the time or only when I take a dictation?
Answer from Kim Michaels:
No, I don’t hear the masters all the time. When I take a dictation, I always know when the masters want to say something and then I set aside the time, like here. In my daily life, of course, I don’t hear the masters all the time. You have to understand that the masters, like Archangel Michael said, don’t want to control anybody. They don’t want to interfere with our free will.
So my role, when I take a dictation, is really to bring forth the teachings that the masters want to bring forth. In that case I am, of course, setting aside my own desires and needs or thinking. I try to be just an open door and let them speak through me. Also, of course, I am person like all of you. I am walking the spiritual path, I am living a practical life. There are many aspects of my practical life where I have to make my own decisions. It’s not so that the masters are telling me everything I need to do or how to do it. In fact, they interfere very little with my personal life.
Of course, it doesn’t mean I can do anything I want or that I do anything I want, but there are many decisions that they want me to make. I’m not different from you in the sense that I don’t claim to be enlightened, I don’t claim to have any special spiritual attainment that sets me apart from you. I’m walking the spiritual path just like you are, I have my initiations and I sometimes make mistakes just like we all do. It’s part of the path that we learn. It sounds, in a sense, it sounds silly to say that my relationship to the masters is not different than yours, but in a sense my personal relationship in my personal life is not different from yours.
You can also work on having attunement with the masters in your own life where you feel like you are connected to the masters and you are getting input from them. But you will not actually connect to the masters if you expect them to tell you what to do. I have seen some examples of people who had some connection to the masters, but it was like they didn’t want to make their own decisions, they wanted the masters to tell them: “Don’t do this” or “Do this.”
The masters may do this for a while, but sometimes what they will do is, they will give people so many directions that they can’t follow all of them. They want people to come to the point where they make their own decisions. I’ve actually seen some examples of people who either didn’t want to make any decisions unless the masters told them to do it, which means they couldn’t live a normal life because they couldn’t do anything. Or they thought the masters were telling them what to do, but it wasn’t actually the ascended masters, it was false masters who were trying to control these people.
The only way to really work with the ascended masters is to recognize the importance of free will. This means that there are some decisions you have to make. Now, what the masters can do for you, is they can give you a frame of reference. With that I mean that my relationship to the masters is basically that I know their vibration. It’s difficult to explain, but it’s like, if I’m making a decision in my personal life, I can feel if it’s a decision that’s in harmony with the masters or if it’s not in harmony with the masters. I can sense this and I think all of you can learn to sense this.
This means that if I’m doing something that isn’t right according to the masters, then I can feel that—if I’m open to it. But you also have to realize that there are many, many decisions in our daily lives and it’s not like the masters are sitting there judging this. Because they know that we are capable of making these decisions and it’s not like we make wrong decisions or right decisions.
I met people who thought that if you were doing the will of God, there was only one thing you could do. It was like, if I was going to the door down there, there was a strict line that I had to follow that was the will of God and only if I was following that line, was I doing the right thing. If I stepped to the side, I was doing something wrong. That is not the way it is. There are many ways to get to that door and it may be that if you are to get to the door, you will have to talk to this person and that person and that person before you get there. There is nothing wrong with that. We each have our individual way to follow.
So you could say that what the masters will do is they will give you some borders, they can give you a sense if you are stepping too far off your path. Then, you can sense that, you can sense there’s something here that’s not right, you can learn to sense that intuitively. But within these borders, the masters leave you free to do what you want to do and in many cases it doesn’t matter. You can make a choice and it’s a right choice, you could also make another choice that is also right.
That is why we have to be very careful that we don’t use the masters in these power plays that Archangel Michael talked about. I have known people who wanted another person to do something and they would tell them: “Archangel Michael told me to tell you that you should do this.” That’s not the way the masters work. You don’t want to use the masters to be like in some religions where they say God will judge you if you do something wrong and you try to scare people. That’s not the way the masters work, they give us a lot of freedom.
That was a long answer, but it’s important for us to realize that the masters give us a lot of freedom to make our own decisions because that’s how we learn. Its like when we were children and we were on a playground and our mother was sitting on a bench. She had taken us to the playground because it was safe and as long as we stayed on the playground, we would be safe. Then, our mother would let us go and play and she wouldn’t interfere, but we would know that she was there if we needed her. That’s kind of how the masters are.
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