Question: I would like to ask about the refugee crisis. Do the ascended masters have any ideas or messages about maybe the causes or what we can do.
Answer by Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels, given at a conference in Holland 2016.
There are of course several causes for this what you call “the refugee crisis.” We actually do not see it as a refugee crisis, we see it as an opportunity. It is an opportunity for the refugees who come from a primarily Muslim/Arabic culture to see and experience firsthand, how conditions are in the West.
One of the great problems or challenges that we face as ascended masters is “how to close the gap” between the development in consciousness of the more modern, developed world and the Muslim world. It has been said that the Muslim world is still in a somewhat medieval mindset and there is some truth to this. How do you bring the Muslim countries up to a greater level of awareness when they are so stuck in their traditions and so afraid of anything new. You can only do it by having them, at least some among them, experience a different culture.
Now, you may look at some refugees and see that they tend to isolate themselves. They do not want to integrate, they do not want to adapt, they do not want to adopt Western ways. I can assure you, by living in a Western country, even for a time, most people will change at some level. They will see that life can be different than what they experienced while they were growing up in the Middle East or Africa.
It is, of course, also an opportunity for the nations of Europe or other parts of the world. We have said before that we have given a certain sponsorship to certain nations that have allowed them to develop at a faster pace. What we want from those nations is that when they come to a point of having reached a certain development, they stop being focused on themselves and their own growth and they look at how they can use their progress to help others.
The European nations have not done this to a sufficient degree, and that is what has created the opening whereby so many people can come in and thereby force the Europeans to essentially make the choice: Will we wait to be overrun by refugees in our own countries, or will we use our capabilities to help people in their own countries so they do not need to flee? Will we be proactive or reactive.
Another factor that has some bearing on the current refugee crisis is, of course, that the fallen beings are deliberately trying to destabilise the world whenever they can. They are using anything they can to create unrest in certain African and Arabic countries. You see it in Syria where they are even using the Russian nation to increase the instability. This is to some degree a deliberate act on the part of the Russian leadership for getting back at Europe for what they see as Europe’s opposition or lack of acceptance of Russia. Partly because of Ukraine but also for many other issues. This is a very old resentment that you find in Russia towards those who have made greater progress than the Russians themselves. This is personified in Putin but certainly not exclusive to him.
There are several factors here, but the bottom line is this. What Europe needs to do is to realize that Europe has reached a level of growth where it is absolutely necessary that they stop focusing on what I have called the petty problems. They start focusing on how they can use their progress to help other people both within the European community, such as those East of the Iron Curtain, but also outside of the European community. As spiritual people you can make the calls for this new awareness, but I would say that the dictations that we will give at this conference and the invocations based on them will also address this issue, although maybe not directly, certainly indirectly. (These dictations and invocations are found in the book: Manifesting Saint Germain’s Golden Age.)
Copyright © 2016 Kim Michaels