TOPICS: Judgment of a consciousness – some congregations have started transcending the old mindset – the masters work with many open-minded people in many churches – the Word is judging people – a church can be renewed only through the Living Word – only through the Living Word can you reach beyond duality – the Living Word flows through individual people – firmly held beliefs can limit the Word – can be cut off from Holy Spirit and instead open up to false spirit –
Question: Beloved Jesus, my question is whether the judgment that has been pronounced against the Church of England today extends to the Anglican Communion worldwide? My personal reason for asking that is that in my own spiritual journey I have received tremendous help and blessing from the Anglican Communion in the shape of the Scottish Episcopal Church. As an example of that, I was taught that the love of God is always absolutely unconditional.
Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels: (October 27, 2007)
The judgment is specific to the Church of England. Now, naturally, you will know that many other churches in the Anglican Communion or Community are very much tied to and based on the Church of England—that they have taken on many of the things and the beliefs in the Church of England. And so the judgment is not only for a specific institution, but it is actually a judgment of the consciousness behind that institution.
So the judgment in that sense extends to everyone who is affected by that state of consciousness. But there are certainly churches within the congregation, within the Anglican Community, that have already begun the process of separating themselves from that consciousness. And you have been fortunate enough to be associated with one example of this.
Again, this does not mean that the Church of Scotland is in any way living up to its highest potential. For there is still much more transformation needed before the true teachings of Christ are restored. But it is indeed true that there is always a range of consciousness, even within the Catholic church. You see that some individual congregations or communities or churches do not blindly follow the dictates of Rome, but have created their own set of practices, their own set of attitudes and beliefs and world views that are much more flexible than the dogmatic dictates that come out of the papacy.
And so we do indeed work with everyone, everywhere, who are open to new ideas. We work with people everywhere. We do not desire you, who are the spiritual people, to form a generalized consciousness, saying that because of what we say about the Catholic church, the Catholic church is bad and all Catholics are bad. This of course is the old dualistic way. For we work with many lifestreams everywhere.
There are many people in the Church of England, and in the Catholic church, there are many priests and leaders who have risen to a higher state of consciousness. And we work with them on an individual basis. But you must understand that anyone who belongs to a certain outer church, such as the Catholic church, is still serving to maintain the institution as a whole. This does not mean that they should necessarily separate themselves, for the potential is that they could help transform the whole.
But what you need to realize is that what we are doing is addressing the consciousness behind the institutions, and that is the consciousness that needs to be challenged, that needs to be exposed—and that ultimately needs to be judged. So, the judgment is first and foremost against the state of consciousness.
In this respect, consider my statement from the Bible, that I am not judging people, for what is really judging people is the Word. By your word you shall be justified or condemned. For you justify or condemn yourself by the word you accept. Do you accept the Living Word or do you cling to the dead word? Yet until people have experienced the Living Word, how can they really make that choice? If they have grown up in a culture where they were only presented with a dead word, they have never really had a choice.
And so, that is the way we desire all of you to – in your own individual ways – become the open doors for the Living Word, so that you can give people that true choice. And again, this is the only way to renew any Christian church—that a particular church opens itself up for some form of expression of the Living Word.
Be careful to realize that this does not mean that the church needs to accept that I can speak through a physical person and that they need to follow what is being said through this messenger or anyone else. There are different forms of the Living Word. But the essential realization is that the Living Word comes from a higher source, from the Spirit of truth that is beyond man-made doctrines. And thus, when you have the tradition of the Living Word, you have a foundation for reaching beyond the duality of the ego. And this is the only way – the absolutely only way – that you can avoid that a church will be taken over and perverted by the duality consciousness.
There is no other way to reach beyond duality than through the Living Word. For you cannot reach beyond it with the intellect alone. For if that was possible, I can assure you that there are many Christian churches who would have found the kingdom of God through intellectual reasoning. But despite the fact that they have the most elaborate intellectual doctrines and apologetics, they have not found the kingdom, have they?
What I desire to add to this is that there are indeed many members and leaders and preachers in Christian churches who have some measure of the Living Word. Certainly, I do not mean to imply that it is not found anywhere, but that only a few people have it. We want to get away from all exclusivity and realize that all human beings have the potential to be instruments for the Living Word, but there will still be some who will hold leadership positions in various organizations and institutions.
And so, again, we honor all those who hold some measure of the Living Word, but we also want to make you, who are the most spiritual people, aware of the fact that the Living Word always flows through the consciousness of an individual. Which is why we are open about making it clear that when I speak through this particular messenger, I am speaking through the messenger’s consciousness and thus what I say is somewhat affected by the culture in which the messenger grew up. Which is why there are some limitations on what I can say here, because if the messenger has no outer awareness, there is not the vocabulary, the concepts in the mind, that I can use to formulate words through this particular instrument. And this is why many people need to have it.
But the other very important realization that springs from this is that those who want to be the best possible instruments for the Living Word need to be always aware of the potential that they might color the Word through certain firmly held beliefs. There are some Christian preachers that have a measure of the Living Word, of the Holy Spirit as many of them prefer to call it. But because they have certain very firm beliefs – that they are not willing to question – well then the Living Word does indeed become colored by those beliefs, so that the Living Word could never question those beliefs through that particular preacher. For if the Living Word was to question it, the preacher himself would believe that this was the devil speaking and he would thus cut it off.
That is why you need to contemplate the statement that the Holy Spirit bloweth where it listeth. And that for a time, you might have the Holy Spirit flow through you as an opportunity, but if you are not willing to transcend yourself and your firmly held beliefs – thus flowing with the Spirit, flowing with the River of Life – well then you will eventually be cut off from the Holy Spirit. And that is when you see some preachers not being willing to give up the position they have achieved, and thus immediately tuning in to a lower spirit who still gives them some sense of power that can blind their followers and make them think that everything is as it used to be.
Certainly, my beloved, Kim does not in any way entertain the idea that he has a monopoly on the real Jesus. For if he were to do that, well then the real Jesus would very quickly withdraw and perhaps some impostor would come in instead.
Being an instrument of the Spirit requires you to be willing to constantly transcend yourself. For what is the Spirit other than constant self-transcendence? The River of Life is constantly flowing because it is constantly transcending itself and becoming More, whereby the finite expression of the Creator comes closer and closer to its infinite source. This is the cosmic dance, the in-breath and the out-breath of God. Flow with it, and let go of the temptation to put it in a mental box of any kind. For no mental box will hold the Spirit—but it WILL hold you.
Copyright © 2007 by Kim Michaels