Resolving your relationship with God

TOPICS: Why many religions discourage people from asking questions – being angry with a religion gives it power over you – why forgiveness is important – people who don’t like the word “God” – you are your only critic – the path is about resolving your relationship with God – why the masters answer people’s questions –


Question: I was raised Catholic but I left the church a long time ago because they told me I couldn’t think for myself and when they piss me off I would like nothing more then to see it destroyed under its own vile existence, but thats another issue.

Now you asked me if I believe in “GOD”. As you can tell i don’t like that word. The question is what do you mean by GOD? Well all I can say is that is that I agree that we are all part of the ALL.

You asked me a question along the lines of why I am fascinated with Apollonius of Tyana? Well, it’s not that I am really fascinated with him but more like that I trust where my spirit brings me and they lead me to Apollonius of Tyana just like they lead me to this website.

I got to give it to you, you’re very sly with your answers. For example when it came to your mother you gave me just enough info to get the wheels in my head spinning.

I know that its the teaching you want me to pay attention to but your life is also important. I know its stupid but what kind of man you were is very important for me. People see you as a God and I just want to know the man who carried out the mission for the christ.

It will shock me that your still talking to me because you’ve written me off as a lost cause.

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

I am a spiritual teacher, and I hold no hostility towards anyone nor do I choose to be annoyed by human beings. I welcome anyone with a sincere desire to know, so please allow yourself to feel my love for you and my acceptance of you and your questions.

I do not put any limitation on how many questions you can ask, yet I hope that at some point you will embody the teachings on this website and continue our dialogue in your own heart.

Let me now comment on your letter.

I was raised Catholic but I left the church a long time ago because they told me I couldn’t think for myself and when they piss me off I would like nothing more then to see it destroyed under its own vile existence, but thats another issue.

Actually, this is an important issue. I know that millions of sincere seekers have had a similar experience of feeling that an orthodox religion, be it the Catholic Church or another church, has tried to prevent them from asking questions or thinking outside the box of official doctrine. As I explain throughout my website, this is in complete opposition to my intent and my purpose for coming to earth.

I came to set people free from bondage. All bondage begins in the human psyche, and what sets you free is the truth. However, the truth that will set you free must come from within. Blind adherence to an outer doctrine will not give you an inner experience of truth, and therefore it will not set you free.

So I understand that you are not happy with the Catholic church. However, I must caution you that as long as you maintain any negative feelings, you are giving the Church power over you.

One of the cornerstones of my teaching is forgiveness. Did I not say to forgive seventy times seven? Why did I say this? Because forgiveness is the key to the liberation of your lifestream. If you do not forgive a person, you are creating a tie, a bond of emotional energy, between yourself and the person. This prevents you from moving forward on your spiritual path.

I advise you to adopt the attitude that life is a path towards greater understanding and peace of mind. Life is a learning process, and everything that happens to you can be seen as an opportunity to learn a lesson. For example, growing up in the Catholic Church gave you a unique opportunity to realize that your lifestream has a strong desire for freedom. That is why you feel so strongly about the Church’s attempt to prevent you from thinking on your own.

So instead of wasting your energy on being angry with the Church, direct that energy in a positive direction and turn it into a firm resolve not to let anything in this world prevent you from moving forward on the spiritual path. To fulfill this goal, you must become non-attached to the things of this world so that when the prince of this world comes to tempt you, as he tempted me, he has nothing in you. The key to this non-attachment is to forgive, to surrender all negative feelings and become harmless as a dove, yet wise as a serpent.

Now you asked me if I believe in “GOD”. As you can tell i don’t like that word. The question is what do you mean by GOD? Well all I can say is that is that I agree that we are all part of the ALL.

The fact that you don’t like the word “God” shows that there is something you have not resolved. I fully understand that so many people have a negative image of God. The reason is that deep within their lifestreams they know that God is not the way he is being portrayed by orthodox religion. Yet until the lifestream consciously recognizes this inner knowing and uses it to resolve its conflicts about God, the lifestream will be at an impasse.

As part of my mission I challenged the image of God, the angry and judgmental God, that the Jews had developed during Old Testament times. I gave an image of God as a loving father figure. Unfortunately, orthodox Christianity has reverted back to the image of God as angry and judgmental. I recommend that you study the many near-death experiences. They clearly demonstrate that God does not judge you; you judge yourself.

You have heard the saying that you are your own worst critic. Well, in heaven, you are your only critic.

The reality of life is that your lifestream was created in the image and likeness of God. It is an extension of God in form; it is an individualization of God. As I said, “Ye are Gods.”

As explained throughout this website, people have fallen into a lower state of consciousness. They have projected this consciousness unto God and created a false image, an idol, of God as a conditional and judgmental tyrant. In reality God has an unconditional love for every lifestream.

My point is that the spiritual path is a process whereby you gradually resolve your negative feelings towards God and establish a correct relationship to God. In other words, everything that happens on the path is simply an opportunity to resolve your sense of separation from your source. The key to resolving your relationship to God is to contemplate, and eventually accept, God’s unconditional love.

The book Master Keys to Spiritual Freedom  contains a detailed description of how lifestreams fell into a lower state of consciousness and turned their backs on God. It also talks about how to overcome this impasse.

You asked me a question along the lines of why I am fascinated with Apollonius of Tyana? Well, it’s not that I am really fascinated with him but more like that I trust where my spirit brings me and they lead me to Apollonius of Tyana just like they lead me to this website.

And you should follow that prompting without becoming attached. My point was that a student will often be presented with two teachers, one true and one false, or one higher and one lower. This is a test to see which one the student will choose.

I got to give it to you, you’re very sly with your answers. For example when it came to your mother you gave me just enough info to get the wheels in my head spinning.

I am a true spiritual teacher and my purpose is to set you free. As I said earlier, the only truth that will set you free is the one coming from inside yourself. It is not my intent to give you a teaching that stops you from thinking. I want to make you think for yourself, so you get an aha-experience, so you experience gnosis, and thereby take a step forward on your path.

In contrast a false teacher will attempt to give you absolute and infallible answers and discourage you from thinking on your own. You have already experienced this in the Catholic Church. The lie of the false teachers has always been that you cannot contact God inside yourself, and that you need an outer guru, doctrine or church.

The essential message of this website is that you can make contact with God inside your own heart. This happens through your Christ self who is the mediator between man and God. Perhaps you should make an effort to get to know your Christ self, who is your true teacher.

I know that its the teaching you want me to pay attention to but your life is also important. I know its stupid but what kind of man you were is very important for me. People see you as a God and I just want to know the man who carried out the mission for the christ.

This is not stupid. I was merely trying to point out that focusing on the historical facts can become a distraction that prevents you from following my example.

The greatest fallacy of orthodox doctrine is that it elevated me to a God or to the only Son of God, thus no one else can follow in my footsteps. As stated on my website, my true mission was to demonstrate the universal path that all can follow. I came to be an example, not an idol.

If seeing me as a man helps you overcome this orthodox idolatry, then that is good. However, be aware that there is much conflicting historical evidence about me. So to avoid confusion, focus on my inner mission, the inner path and follow that path.

It will shock me that your still talking to me because you’ve written me off as a lost cause.

I never write anyone off as a lost cause. Unfortunately some people choose to write themselves off as a lost cause. Part of my mission was to tell people that no one is beyond salvation. Unfortunately, not everyone can accept that message. I trust you will be able to accept my message.

 

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