Question: My question is related to previous answers that talk about spiritual people not being very engaged in life. I feel I’m very eager for the spiritual side of life. But I am not ambitious for achieving something like money, status, maybe even a partner. No big desires of achieving something materially but content with a good enough material life. Are these material desires important for spiritual people? Or the lack of these are symptoms, that we are still not connected to our divine plans, or in oneness with all life?
Answer from the Ascended Master Jesus through Kim Michaels. This answer was given at a conference in Washington, D.C. (USA) in 2019.
Well it’s natural, my beloved, for most spiritual people, not to have big ambitions about a material lifestyle. It’s just what happens when you reach a certain level of consciousness. You realize that there is something you want more than having an affluent material lifestyle or career or having power.
These desires have fallen away in past lives. But of course you have to be balanced, you have to be careful to tune into what is your divine plan. Because it may not be your divine plan to, so to speak: “bumble through life”, not having a steady income, not having a fixed place to live, not having a structured lifetime. I’m not saying it couldn’t be for some time part of your divine plan to do this. But it may not be part of your divine plan to do this, and certainly not for the rest of your life.
The way to go about this is to realize that it is not a matter of your personal desire. You have people, for example, who have a strong personal desire to have a certain standard of living or to have a particular career. And it’s then important that they spend a lifetime or maybe several lifetimes, pursuing that desire until they’ve had enough of it. But you’ve already had enough of it in past lifetimes. But nevertheless, you need to tune in because for many of you, it’s part of your divine plan, that you attain a certain position in society, a certain job, maybe even as an elected official, where you can bring forth new ideas. And that means you need then to do what you need to do to get that position, whether it’s an education, whether it’s working your way up in a job, whatever it may be for you individually. So they are in fact many spiritual people who have adopted this “less a fair lifestyle”. But it has not been the highest potential of their divine plans, because it has prevented them from reaching some kind of position in society.
There are some of you that have it as part of your divine plan to attain a certain position, because only by attaining that position will people listen to you. And it’s not your personal ambition to attain the position. And from a certain standpoint, you even might think it’s somewhat ridiculous to have to jump through all these hoops to get this position. But if it’s part of your divine plan to get people to listen to you then this is where you need to take my saying: “render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s and unto God that which is God’s”. What is God’s is: Your divine plan, getting in that position. What is Caesar’s is: You do what you have to do to get in a position where you can do God’s work and spread those ideas.
Just to give one example: If it is in your divine plan to bring forth the theory of relativity, then you need to do what you need to do to get a degree as a physicist. And it may be ridiculous what you have to do to get to a university and get a PhD. But nevertheless, you just do it because you see that it serves a bigger purpose. And therefore, you just need to get it out of the way.
Copyright © 2019 Kim Michaels