Question: About the Hare Krishnas, they burn incense, they chant and give a lot of energy every day throughout their lives to Krishna. The question is: Is Krishna still with the earth or are they just wasting incense?
Answer from the Ascended Master Krishna through Kim Michaels. This answer was given at a conference in Holland in 2017.
Yes, I am with the earth. I am an ascended master, although the entire myth of Krishna and my embodiments and physical apparitions is, of course, distorted, as is the myth about the birth of the Buddha and birth of Jesus. I am an ascended master and because of the devotion that so many people have to me, I am staying with the earth for the foreseeable future.
Are they wasting the incense? Well, I certainly have no need for incense as an ascended master so unless they are enjoying it, yes, it is wasted. But in terms of their devotion, genuine devotion that truly comes from the heart is never wasted.
Now, of course, I wish that I could address these people as an ascended master just as my brother Jesus wishes he could address the millions of Christians who are devoted to him as an ascended master. I recognize this cannot be done because their level of consciousness is not high enough.
The only thing I can do is to mirror their devotion back to them, and there are people who have such a genuine devotion to Krishna that I can multiply that devotion and it does help them grow. Therefore, many of them, it will not be in this lifetime, but it will be in future lifetimes, where they will rise to a higher level and therefore in the long run it promotes their growth. There are, of course, others for which it becomes mechanical, a tradition, something they just do and for them it does not work, but that is, of course, the same for devotion in any religion.
When we look at the earth from the ascended perspective, we are trying to help many different groups of people at many different levels of consciousness. We have to adapt this to what they can handle, and that is why for now it is not my intention to take these people further, but to take the long view and allow them to gradually rise in consciousness over several lifetimes.
Why haven’t I given any dictations, well, because it is my evaluation that most of the people who are devoted to Krishna, are not open to hearing me speak as an ascended master, they are not open to the concept of ascended masters. This may change in the future, it may not. It depends on whether I evaluate that there is a critical mass who have that openness that would allow me to step through the veil in this way. Naturally there is a longer tradition in the West for ascended masters as a concept to be in a collective consciousness. It is not nearly as known in the east, as you can see clearly in India, for example.
I have great love for many of these lifestreams who are so devoted to me, even though they have a very distorted image of me. Nevertheless, it is more important for them that I simply mirror back their love than that I seek to change the image that they use to open up that flow of devotion in their hearts.
There are even many among the group called the Hari Krishnas (who go around the many western cities and other parts of the world chanting my name), who have such a genuine devotion that how could I possibly not return it to them when they give it with such genuine love? They do benefit from this, even though it may be lifetimes before they are ready to join the path that you have found and consciously walk the path towards Christhood or Krishnahood.
Copyright © 2017 Kim Michaels