Question: My question is about India and her leader Narendra Modi. Since the coronavirus situation has come up, the biggest concern to me is the horror being experienced by the poorest section of society. What is required for the people to address and become aware of how to help these poor people. Also, I cannot discern what type of leader Modi is. He comes across as more of a one man show, kind of dictatorial, whereas India is a democracy. The views of people are starkly divided where some people love and idolize him while others find him a fake pretending to do good for the nation. Would the masters like to share a higher perspective?
Answer from the Ascended Master Saint Germain through Kim Michaels. This answer was given at the 2020 Webinar for the Liberation of Women.
Well, there are many nations in the world, and India is certainly one of them but not by any means the only one, that are in a sort of interim phase. They are in the process of making a transition to a higher level but the collective consciousness is still stuck in the past. Some of the nations cannot attract a higher level of leader. Some may attract one leader that is at a higher level and then regress and attract another leader that is not at a higher level and they go back and forth like this because there’s something that people can’t break free of.
Now, in several of these nations it’s the same pattern you see. The nations have had clearly elitist tendencies in the past. Most nations have had this and so even though these nations have become democracies they have not fully let go of this elitist mindset that is in the collective consciousness. I mean not just that the elite hasn’t let go but that the population hasn’t let go either. What you see in some of these nations is that before the advent of democracy there was a very clear power elite, a financial economic elite that had privileged positions.
You saw this in India before the British came, to some degree even after the British came where the British of course became the overall power elite ruling India. But since India became an independent nation and a democracy, India should have moved away from these elitist tendencies. What you see is that India hasn’t actually done this. There is still a power elite. an economic financial elite in India that has tremendous influence on the government even though the government is elected by the people. What you also see in India and several other nations is that you have seen improvement in the economic situation, it is just that that improvement has so far been very selective and, as you point out, there is still a large group of people in India who live below the poverty level.
What has happened is that there is now a growing number of people who, so to speak, form a middle class. They have gotten better jobs, they have gotten better living conditions, they are beginning to see that they can buy a house, they can buy a car, they can isolate themselves from the worst poverty and they want this and they realize that their wealth and the jobs they are getting are coming from the financial power elite who own the large businesses and corporations.
Actually, these people who are, really were part of the population, the general population, they have now adopted a certain elitist mindset where they no longer see themselves as part of the population. They see a distinction between themselves and all of the poor people and they realize that they are not part of the upper elite, but they think they can still become part of the elite because they can attain that higher status, that higher wealth, and so they want to uphold that system. This means that even though they may not be consciously aware of it and even though they may not be deliberately or maliciously deciding to do this—by clinging to their lifestyle and their fulfillment of their dream they are essentially accepting that a large part of the population continues to live beneath the poverty level.
As we have said many times, a country will elect the kind of leader that out pictures what goes on in the collective consciousness and so India has attracted a leader that is open to these elitist tendencies, is open to certain dark forces and therefore would like to be almost like a dictator who had more power to do things. He also believes that maintaining the status quo with a certain power elite is necessary and therefore he also implicitly accepts that a large part of the Indian population will continue to live in poverty. It’s not really a reality but that’s what he thinks and that’s what many people in India think both in the power elite and in the middle class. Even some among the poor people think that it is not realistic that they could improve their lot, that it will take beyond their lifetime, maybe their children will have a better life but they don’t think they can have it. This is an out picturing of the collective consciousness.
There is no easy solution to this unfortunately. There needs to be a shift where there is more of a solidarity in the population where those in the middle class begin to say: “But wait a minute now, why shouldn’t everyone deserve to have the material standard of living that we have?, Why should we accept that we are living a comfortable life when so many people are living in poverty? Why should we actually accept this?” This is what you see in some of the more advanced modern democracies where, for example, in the Scandinavian countries and Canada you see this solidarity between the middle class and the lower class, if you want to talk about classes, where the people have said: “We want everybody to have a decent standard of living”, the same in Germany and several other countries in Europe. Where you don’t see it is America and that is why America is also one of these nations that is in this interim phase. It can’t really attract the higher kind of leader that can take America decisively towards the golden age and so it attracts these leaders that out picture certain tendencies in the collective psyche.
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