When spiritual teachings disagree about factual information

TOPICS: Primary goal of masters is not factual information – it is a shift in consciousness – give people Aha experiences – left brain and right brain – masters don’t have a book of facts – need to challenge what people take as facts – how do people interpret facts – people in modern world focused on linear “facts” – mythical, rational and intuitive thinking – the calculated risk of this website – you do not need to approach a spiritual teaching with the linear mind – ego uses contradictions against you – focus on facts obscures the underlying message – how disagreements on fact is used to create a centralized religion – middle way – how the messenger can influence the message – the challenge of not being attached to the teaching you bring forth – discrepancies help you develop Christ discernment –


Question: Okay, I have read what you have said about why channelings can be different and even seem contradictory, but I am still confused about how they can disagree on actual facts. I mean, the facts are the facts, aren’t they? I mean, either Jesus was an avatar before he came to earth or he was an ordinary man. Either he died on the cross or he didn’t die on the cross. You can find all kinds of channeled teachings that disagree on such facts, and it simply makes many people in today’s rational world either reject all channeled information or at least become very cautious about what they look at and accept as genuine. So I guess my question is how we should deal with teachings that disagree on facts and how to decide which teachings to study and which to ignore?

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

Let me first present you with one thought: Is it the primary purpose of the ascended masters to give people factual, linear information? Or is it our primary purpose to facilitate a shift in consciousness?

Our primary purpose is and has always been to facilitate a shift in consciousness, and how does this shift happen? It ALWAYS happens as the result of an inner experience, where you suddenly experience something that is outside your present belief system or mental box. This is what we call an Aha experience or mystical experience.

How is this experience to come about? Well, in some cases it can be triggered by the analytical mind. A careful analysis can help you see contradictions in your knowledge and beliefs, and by acknowledging the contradictions, you might have the Aha experience.

However, the experience is not directly produced by the analytical mind and the facts. It does not matter how many facts you accumulate in your analytical mind, because facts in themselves will not produce the Aha experience. On the contrary, many people in today’s world are so focused on accumulating and analyzing “facts,” that they are always in the analytical mind and basically shut off the intuitive mind—or rationalize away their intuitive experiences.

So you see the point. Facts are dealt with by the analytical mind, what is often called the left brain. Aha experiences are a product of the right brain, the intuitive mind, or what we often call the heart. Aha experiences come about when your mind is confused and thus for at least a moment is propelled out of its normal way of thinking. This gives you a moment of stillness – what Zen calls beginner’s mind and what I called the mind of a little child – and in this interval of stillness, an intuitive breakthrough can occur.

Of course, it is possible to cultivate a state of mind, where you are almost constantly open to intuitive insights, and being in this frame of mind is the optimal way to read or study a spiritual teaching. You will never get maximum growth from reading a spiritual teaching with the analytical mind. You will get it only by being open to Aha experiences.

Again, what is our purpose for giving a teaching? It is to shift your consciousness—not to give you facts. Thus, it would be beneficial for spiritual seekers to shift out of the mode that makes you think, that up here in the spiritual realm, we have a giant book which contains all the facts of life—and we are supposedly seeking to reveal all this knowledge, but so far most teachings have only fragments of it.

This is not the way it is. We are not looking to bring forth some absolute truth on earth to replace all others. We are looking at different groups of people, we are assessing their state of consciousness, and then we ask ourselves: Given their present belief system and world view, what do we need to do to get them to come up higher? And one element we need to do is to question or challenge the “facts” that people take as facts, meaning they are not willing to question them. My point being that we do not have a book of facts that we are seeking to pass on. We look at people’s “facts” and then we assess the need to challenge them.

When people believe that something is an absolute fact, this unwillingness to question their beliefs can become a major hindrance to their growth. The reason is that a fact never stands on its own. It is always given a certain meaning or interpretation in people’s belief system.

For example, say a group has been conditioned by the traditional Christian belief that I was the only son of God. Yet they have now become open to new teachings, and they hear that I was an avatar, meaning I was more spiritually advanced than most people before I came to earth. So these people use this “fact” to reinforce their subtle sense that I was above them, and thus their egos have an excuse for them not making an effort to manifest Christhood. In other words, their interpretation of what it means that I am an avatar becomes a hindrance for their growth.

What are we to do with such people? Well, we might indeed attempt to challenge their unquestionable fact by giving a teaching that emphasizes that I was a man who had to follow the spiritual path in order to attain Christhood. This teaching may deny the concept of avatars or it may simply ignore it and focus on a different aspect of my mission.

Now if you look at the actual facts, I was indeed an avatar, but when I first took embodiment on earth, I forgot this, and thus I had to reclaim my spiritual attainment by following the same path that all other people follow. It was just as difficult for me to free myself from the consciousness of duality as it is for everyone else. However, there was a difference in the sense that once I had attained Christhood, I had more spiritual attainment than most lifestreams who started embodying on earth and have not has as much time to grow as I have.

While we would always prefer to give people a full understanding, we are often limited by their present belief system—or rather by their willingness to question and look beyond their present beliefs. In other words, for us it is not a matter of presenting an objective truth; it is a matter of presenting a subjective truth, meaning a truth that is designed to shift the consciousness of a particular group of people with a particular mental box.

In some cases it can be necessary to challenge people’s facts, but what we are truly challenging is their closed minds. If people are trapped in a mental box, it is necessary to break down that mental box before they can grow. Or at least we must knock a hole in the wall, through which fresh information can enter.

With this in mind, consider the state of consciousness of most people in the modern, developed world. They have for several generations grown up in a culture dominated by left-brain, analytical, linear, fact-focused thinking. And that means our primary task is to help people shift out of this mindset long enough to have intuitive experiences. I can tell you, this can be quite a task, which is why many modern people have to go through what I have called “magnificent confusion” LINK before they actually shift their consciousness.

A typical outcome of this linear thinking is Christian fundamentalism, which hold as a “fact” that the Bible is the infallible word of God. Therefore, it should be possible to take all of the “facts” in the Bible and make them make sense in a linear way, even correspond to the “facts” discovered by science. In reality, as I have attempted to explain, LINK the Bible was given for people in a mythical state of consciousness, who never dreamt of taking it literally.

Thus, Christian fundamentalism is a product of linear, analytical thinking. Which means fundamentalism is a product of the scientific thinking that fundamentalists think is their greatest adversary. Meaning that fundamentalism actually causes people to become even more stuck in linear thinking, instead of doing what is needed for them to enter the Aquarian age consciousness, namely shifting from mythical to intuitive thinking.

So what can a spiritual seeker do? What I desire to see for all mature spiritual seekers is that they go within and learn to recognize two voices:

  • There is the voice of the ego, which wants you to study teachings that seemingly confirm what the ego wants you to believe (and thus often give you a justification for not transcending your current behavior or level of consciousness).
  • There is the voice of your higher self, which directs you to what you need to hear, but also gives you an inner sense of resonance between your inner being and an outer teaching. If there is no resonance, it does not necessarily mean the outer teaching is false but that you do not need to study it at this time.

My point is that I want you to learn to disregard what the ego tells you and instead study teachings that resonate with your inner being. If a certain teaching does not resonate, simply ignore it. In other words,  be careful to not allow the linear mind to cause you to focus on facts or let them dominate your approach to spiritual teachings.

As I explain elsewhere, you have four lower bodies, the highest of which is the identity body. It contains your sense of who you are, and this is what truly needs to shift in order for you to manifest Christhood. People in a mythical state of consciousness have their approach to spirituality dominated by feelings—which is why you see such people being willing to kill in the name of God. They feel they have to fear God.

Many modern people have shifted out of this, but instead their approach to spirituality is dominated by the mental mind. Thus, their focus on linear facts. They think they have to understand God.

What you need to do in order to reach Christhood is to shift out of the mental and into the identity mind, where your intuition – truly your connection to your I AM Presence – is the dominating force in your approach to spirituality. Thus, you realize that what you really need to “do” is to experience God.

I can tell you that this can be difficult for many modern people, and in a sense we run a calculated risk on this website. We are seeking to give teachings that appeal to people’s rational mindset and explains spiritual concepts in a way that is easy to “understand.” Yet at the same time we insert many pointers that can only be grasped intuitively. Thus we are hoping that people will be attracted by the rational teachings and gradually shift to the intuitive approach. The risk is that some people will only see the rational teachings and will use them to reinforce their mental box. Yet this is simply the “risk of doing business” given the current mindset.

This shift to the identity level is what I referred to in my discourse to Nicodemus (John, Chapter 3), where I said that in order to enter the kingdom of God, a man must be born of water and of the Spirit. One interpretation is that being born of water is that you use an outer teaching to transcend your old beliefs, whereas being born of the Spirit means that your sense of identity is reborn and you no longer identify yourself in earthly terms but identify yourself as a son or daughter of God—or rather as a co-creator with God.

There is a connection between the two, in the sense that being willing to question your outer beliefs is the precursor for the shift in identity. Yet only when you DO shift your identity – by letting the old identity die – will you fully overcome your identification with outer beliefs and any earthly classification (such as sex, religion, race etc.). And ONLY when you no longer identify yourself based on earthly classifications, can you be in the kingdom of God, for there are no Christians or Jews or Muslims here, but only co-creators and angels.

The significance of this in the present context is that when you no longer identify yourself based on beliefs, you can then transcend the need to apply the linear mind to all spiritual teachings. And thus, you can transcend the major source of conflict between religious people, namely disagreements about certain linear “facts.” As you will see from my ego discourses, the ego has a deep need for security, and one way it seeks this is to accept certain “facts” as absolute, meaning that anything contradicting it is false.

The higher reality – which you can only see and accept when you have been reborn of the Spirit – is that in the material realm there is NO ABSOLUTE TRUTH! Words are simply not capable of expressing an absolute truth—absolute truth is a vibration that can only be experienced. That is why I said that God is a Spirit and that you must worship – know – him in Spirit and in truth (John 4:24).

ANY teaching expressed in words can be used by the ego to create a mental box that keeps people trapped. Thus, in order to set people free, we of the ascended masters will sometimes give a teaching that deliberately contradicts a previous teaching—or rather the mental box people have created based on the previous teaching.

As an example, take the fact that the Koran in its original form was dictated to Mohammed by Archangel Gabriel, who is a member of the ascended masters. The Koran states that I was a regular man and that I did not die on the cross. Yet this was given in order to challenge the mental box created by the Catholic Church. You see, for my early followers, it was essential that I died on the cross, because this set me apart from the many other “God-men” that were found at the time and earlier, most of which were seen as mythological figures.

It was essential that I was seen as a real human being who died and was resurrected, as an example of what all people can attain. Yet the Catholic Church used this – in the Nicene Creed – to set me apart from all other people by declaring me to be God from the very beginning and thus fundamentally different from all people—who are sinners from the beginning. Thus, my original teachings were meant to challenge a certain mental box, but then the ego turned those teachings into another mental box, which then had to be challenged . . . and so on to the present day.

My website  is meant to challenge certain mental boxes, whereas other teachings are meant to challenge other mental boxes. So there can be many valid spiritual teachings given in this new age of the Holy Spirit. What you – as a mature spiritual seeker – need to be aware of is the ego’s tendency to use the linear mind to look for contradictions. This can be used in two main ways:

• One is to get you to believe that a specific teaching represents an absolute truth, and thus any other teachings must be false, meaning you should seek to get all people to accept it as superior.

• The other is to throw you into doubt, so you do not know what to believe, and even react as many modern people by reasoning that the discrepancies between religious beliefs must mean that all religion is false and only materialism can be trusted. Or even that nothing can be trusted.

As a mature seeker, you must become aware of this trick by the ego and the false teachers. The false teachers have deliberately inspired many channelings that do contradict each other, and it is done precisely to increase confusion. You must transcend this by looking beyond the seeming discrepancies for the deeper understanding. For example, The Koran is correct that I was a man like all other men. Yet as I state on this website, “If my body had been brought to a modern hospital, the doctors would have pronounced it dead.”

Nevertheless, does it really matter whether my physical body died on the cross? Is it not far more important to reach for the underlying spiritual lesson, namely that by giving up the ghost of my earthly identity, I was spiritually reborn and this is the potential that all people have? Those who focus so much on the outer “facts” that they never even reach for the inner message, have truly misunderstood my purpose for coming to earth. They are like the scribes and Pharisees, concerned with the outer word and a linear interpretation of it, rather than the inner message that is hidden from the profane because it is not linear and thus cannot be labeled by the dualistic mind. Such people will not find the Pearl of Great Price, that is not cast before the “swine” of the ego-based consciousness.

This then touches upon a very real problem for the ascended masters and our attempts to challenge people’s mental boxes. As I explain in the answer mentioned above, the early Christian movement was extremely diversified, with many people catching the Spirit and bringing forth various teachings and gospels. As you will see from studying some of the so-called Gnostic gospels, there were clear incompatibilities between some of these teachings (as there are incompatibilities between the four official gospels).

This caused quite a controversy between various groups of my early followers, and how was this resolved? By the emergence of an “official” church that eventually became the Catholic Church. This marked the establishment of a unified “official” doctrine and the suppression of all conflicting branches of the early movement, labeling all others as gnostic or heretical, seeking to suppress them by force. Can you now see that this was the triumph of linear thinking over intuitive thinking, of left brain over right brain?

This shows one extreme of how the ego deals with contradictions based on black-and-white thinking. The other extreme is gray thinking, as seen in many New Age people today who accept any channeling as genuine.

What I desire to see is a middle way, where mature seekers can transcend the linear contradictions and seek a higher approach. This must involve a realistic assessment that when an ascended master speaks through an embodied messenger, there is a blending of the master’s and the messenger’s consciousness. This is the case for ALL messengers, even though some messengers prefer to see themselves as “pure” messengers who do not influence the message. The message flows through the prism of the messenger’s consciousness, where it is inevitably colored by your cultural background and even by certain beliefs that you hold as absolute.

Some messengers will not even entertain the thought that they influence the message, needing instead to feel that they are more pure than any other messenger, thus giving their egos a sense of superiority or importance. Yet any time one speaks in comparative terms of being more pure or receiving higher messages, one demonstrates that one is still in duality. This does not mean that one cannot function as a messenger, but it does mean that there is still a coloring of an earthly sense of identity.

Let me make this more concrete. In order to receive a message from the ascended masters, a messenger must be primarily in the intuitive mind. Yet if we desire to give factual, linear information in a message, it is very easy for the messenger to shift into the left brian as this information is streaming into the messenger’s mind. And this means the messenger’s left brain will now compare the stream of consciousness from our level with the “unquestionable facts” stored in the messenger’s database.

If the messenger is very concerned about always being right or never contradicting what was said earlier, the messenger might – even subconsciously – allow the left brain to override the impulse coming from us. In other words, as a dictation is being given, the messenger’s analytical mind may override what is coming from us, so that it will not contradict what the messenger holds to be an unquestionable “fact.” The messenger may even insert words that confirm such a fact. Which means you can now see the potential that two genuine messengers can receive dictations that will contradict each other about certain linear “facts.”

My point being that the coloring by the messenger’s consciousness can account for not only “factual” discrepancies but also some difference in vibration. Thus the need to follow one’s inner sense of resonance, as opposed to the ego’s desire for confirmation.

In order to become a messenger, one must go through a long process of dedication and focus, which then can cause people to become overly focused on their own particular perspective on the master, failing to see that an ascended masters cannot be put in ANY mental box. Thus, people can become quite zealous in defending their own message, as you indeed saw with Paul and repeated in many people in spiritual and religious movements.

In fact, becoming attached to one’s message – its purity and importance – is one of the most dangerous pitfalls for anyone seeking to be an open door for the flow of the Holy Spirit. Non-attachment and perpetual, unconditional surrender is the key to avoiding this most subtle snare of the ego and the prince of this world—who is very clever in using the teachings that you yourself have brought forth in order to “have something in you” by getting you to use the teachings to create a mental box for yourself as a messenger.

Part of non-attachment is to realize that a master cannot say anything he or she wants through a given person. Only for trance channelers can the entity speaking say whatever it wants. Yet because this is a violation of the law of free will, we of the ascended masters do not use trance channelers. Thus, we abide by the law expressed in my parable about the talents (Matthew, Chapter 25), namely that we multiply what the messenger has in his or her consciousness.

However, there must be something there for us to have anything to multiply. Consequently, a person who has not seen through the consciousness of duality and the subtleties of the ego can only be used to give a more basic teaching about the ego—or any other topic (which can still be valid for people at that level of consciousness).

This is why we need messengers from many different backgrounds, including cultural backgrounds, in order to bring forth the fullness of the message we have for humankind in this age. And that is why we need to have our messengers avoid fighting over “facts” that are not as important as the underlying message—that is truly beyond words and can only be expressed partially in words.

Do you see my overall point? My early followers were divided because of discrepancies in their revelations. Thus, the people who wanted to stop the flow of the Spirit and replace it with a unified doctrine won, cutting off the flow of the Spirit for the entire Christian movement, instead of maintaining the flow that could have made Christianity a living spiritual movement. The same can happen if today’s spiritual people do not find a higher unity.

I am not thereby saying that people need to accept everything that is channeled by anyone. Yet I am holding the vision that many people will unite through their individual oneness with their higher beings and their spiritual teachers and come to see unity as more important than outer differences. The linear mind “getting the facts straight” is not nearly as important as maintaining the flow of the Holy Spirit, which bloweth where it listeth, often deliberately seeking to challenge the linear mind and its mental boxes.

Certainly, I am aware that it is a difficult proposition to discern between what is genuinely from a higher source and what is from the mental or emotional realm. Yet it is precisely in wrestling with this challenge that you gradually develop Christ discernment. I cannot give you this discernment, for it must come through experience, where you gradually begin to see beyond both the black-and-white and gray thinking of the ego. And thus even studying teachings that disagree on “facts” can help you build discernment.

If you are focused on facts, all you will get is facts, but the fact is that the facts cannot capture the Spirit. So if you want the Spirit, look beyond the facts—and now you know the facts.

 

Copyright © 2012 by Kim Michaels

 

Do the ascended masters communicate through psychics?

TOPICS: The intentions of psychics or mediums – a dangerous spiral – idolatry of a guru – masters only work with messengers who take responsibility for themselves – sometimes give brief messages through psychics –


Question: I am beginning to wonder if any of the working psychics and mediums are ever connecting to spirits in the spiritual realm, or if the majority are just dealing with astral spirits?  When you visit a psychic they usually give you messages from your supposedly true spiritual teachers and guides, but I am now beginning to wonder if our true spirit guides and teachers of God would ever communicate with us that way.

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

As I have explained, this will depend entirely on the psychology of the psychic or medium. Yet why do people want to be psychics or mediums? In many cases it is because they have low self-esteem. This gives them a desire to be psychics or mediums so that others will admire them.

In some cases the lack of self-esteem even gives people the desire to have power over others by setting themselves up as an unquestionable authority, because the person is claimed to be the only one who is a medium for certain spirits. You will see some who claim to be exclusive messengers for the ascended masters, yet if you look objectively at their psychology, you will see this exact mechanism at play.

Any medium or psychic is at a certain level of consciousness. And if they have not taken full responsibility for themselves, they will become mediums for the kind of lower spirits that represent their own unresolved psychology. The spirits will then validate the medium’s beliefs, so it seem like the person does not have to transcend them.

Such people will attract to themselves clients or followers who also do not want to transcend a particular level of consciousness. And together they will validate each other, forming a spiral from which it can be very difficult to break free. The reason is that once you accept the validation of a certain state of consciousness, you cannot see that it is based on an illusion. If you think the spirit that has validated your beliefs is a genuine ascended master, how will you ever question your beliefs?

This causes people to suspend critical thinking when it comes to a certain leader. Which explains why some people completely refuse to see their guru’s unresolved psychology or problems with the guru’s behavior. Just look at the New Age community and see how many people have this idolatry of a certain guru, even when the guru has blatantly misused his or her power.

This also explains why some people continue to point the finger at others and continually refuse to look at themselves. They have accepted the subtle illusions given to them by lower spirits, and thus they are firmly convinced that they are not violating God’s law. And that is why they can be critical of others while being completely blind to the fact, that their critical state of consciousness is also a violation of God’s law.

Would we ever communicate through a psychic? This is a complex issue, and it depends on what you mean with communication.

When you talk about giving extensive teachings, such as what you see on this website, the answer is no. We will work with someone as a messenger only when that person has been willing to take responsibility for his or her own state of consciousness. The exception can be a limited training period, where we do give a person an opportunity to become ready to accept this responsibility. Yet in the long run, we simply cannot work with a person who continues to direct blame or criticism at others, because experience over the centuries has shown that it leads such people to misuse their power, which creates karma for both them and us.

We will sometimes give a short message to a person through a medium, psychic or channeler. However, this is only done when a person is unreachable in any other way. In other words, if a person had opened his or her mind – for example by using the tools and teachings on our website – we would have been able to give the person a message directly from within. Yet if the person does not have this opening and is at a critical stage on the path, we can sometimes give a brief message through a psychic, as going to a psychic does demonstrate that the person is open to something beyond its normal mental box.

Please understand, that this should in no way be taken to mean that I encourage people to go to psychics. The law is that when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. The problem being that sometimes people are ready subconsciously but their conscious minds are not open. And in such cases, we can be allowed to use untraditional means for getting a brief message through to a person.

Obviously, for people who are aware of this website, I encourage them to make use of the tools and teachings for opening their inner communication. In fact, if after reading this answer you still decide to go to a psychic, I can assure you that you will only attract lower spirits. For we have on our websites given you everything you need in order to get communication from us directly from within—without having to go through an external source. This is not to say you cannot benefit from an outer teaching. Yet you must recognize that the real purpose of the outer teaching is to open up your personal communication with us.

The trick is that this can happen only after you take responsibility for yourself. Which means you are willing to make decisions based on your current knowledge and level of consciousness when it comes to all personal matters. Incidentally, this is a distinction that many spiritual people fail to make.

 

 Copyright © 2011 by Kim Michaels

Being a messenger in the Aquarian age

TOPICS: Messenger must be neutral – masters may inflate beliefs that people will not question – in Aquarian age, masters will no longer tell people what they want to hear – higher requirements for messengers – messenger must transcend the epic mindset – being for truth rather than fighting against something – Aquarian messengers and gnosis –


Question: I was surprised to hear that the ascended masters sometimes tell people what they want to hear, instead of challenging people’s beliefs. Can you give me a deeper understanding of why this is done? Also, how do the teachings on non-duality fit into the picture? Can you still be a messenger if you are in the dualistic mindset?

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

One of the basic facts about channeling or revelation is that the person serving as a messenger will be useful to us only to the extent that he or she is neutral about a certain topic. So if a channeler has a particular desire or strong opinion, that person will easily tune in to a being in the lower realms. There are beings who will say anything that people want to hear in order to get people’s attention and thus their spiritual light. My point being that neither a person who is in black-and-white thinking nor a person in gray thinking is a suitable messenger.

As a spiritual seeker, you need to decide whether you want messages from beings who will tell you what you want to hear – and thus confirm your mental box, making it harder for you to see beyond it – or whether you want messages from beings who will tell you what you need to hear in order to transcend your mental box. Only the ascended masters are free to tell you what you need to hear, because we do not need anything from you. Having become spiritually self-sufficient, we do not need your light.

However, we of the ascended masters have sometimes told people what they wanted to hear, because when people have closed their minds to a particular condition – such as spiritual pride – our only option left is to make statements that inflate the condition in order to make it more pronounced and thus visible. For example, in the past we have made statements that inflated the epic mindset  and made people feel they were the most advanced students on the planet. Yet we have never done this without also giving teachings that challenge the condition and thus give people a way to transcend it. Thus, the test will be whether people will take only what they want to hear and ignore what they don’t want to hear.

Yet a shift has happened with the inauguration of the Aquarian age. Thus, we will no longer use this method and will only tell people what they need to hear in order to have a frame of reference for challenging the illusions of their egos. At the same time this means we can no longer use any messenger who is not neutral.

If a person has a strong desire for a certain idea to be true, then that person will no longer be used by us. If a person has strong personal attachments, especially if the person attempts to set itself up as better than others or as infallible, then that person can no longer be used as a messenger. If a person holds personal grudges and is not completely neutral and forgiving towards others, then that person can no longer be used as a messenger. In other words, in the age of freedom, we need messengers who are free to receive our messages without any dualistic coloring (there will always be some coloring due to personality and cultural background, but this is not the same as a dualistic coloring).

You do see, don’t you, the logic that in order to be a valid messenger in the age of freedom, you must first have attained a high degree or personal freedom? You need to recognize that in the Piscean age, the epic mindset was one of the major challenges that people needed to overcome. Thus, we could and did use some messengers who were still in this mindset. These messengers were allowed to “color” the teachings of their organization with the epic idea of a struggle between good and evil. Yet at the same time, an organization would also have teachings that pointed beyond the dualistic struggle.

The Aquarian age will turn into a Golden Age ONLY if the most spiritual people transcend the epic mindset. Thus, we will no longer use any messenger who has not transcended this mindset or made a sincere effort to do so. Any person who emphasizes the dualistic struggle and encourages people to see themselves as fighting for good and against evil is not a true messenger. You cannot be an Aquarian messenger if you think you are against anyone or anything. You need to be FOR the truth rather than AGAINST what you define as a lie with the dualistic mindset.

We have in the past given plenty of teachings that were adapted to people in the dualistic mindset, and thus we will no longer focus on this but will focus on giving the teachings for the Aquarian mindset, which is based on oneness. For only in oneness is there freedom, whereas separation can only be imprisonment.

Overcoming the epic mindset is not achieved by moving into gray thinking. Thus, any channeler who emphasizes equality without Christ discernment is likewise useless as a true messenger. Christ discernment is a delicate balance of not being in either dualistic extreme and not being in the middle either. It is a matter of transcending the dualistic scale and experiencing a truth that is beyond words. Yet once you do know this truth, you can receive words that at least do not have a dualistic coloring as they pass through your mind.

Of course, this is no guarantee that the words will not receive a dualistic coloring as they pass through the minds of the readers. However, this is not our concern, as we respect free will and have no attachment to how our teachings are received. We simply strive to find ways to make the way plain, and then we feel fulfilled in knowing we have given people an opportunity to transcend duality. If they prefer to take another round in either the one dualistic extreme of judgment based on appearances or the opposite extreme of tolerance without discernment, then so be it.

Do you truly see what I am saying? The essential question is whether you – regardless of whether you are a messenger or a student – have understood that Christ truth is beyond any system found on earth, even beyond what can be expressed in words. Thus, if you have any bias of wanting a certain system, philosophy or even attitude to be validated, then you will NOT be open to the teachings of the ascended masters. Instead, you will be open to unascended beings who will indeed validate your system.

They will do so precisely because they have not attained the mastery of seeing beyond duality and attaining the freedom from the judgment/non-judgment mind that cannot know truth directly. Thus, these beings still believe in the central illusion that truth can be known through ideas and concepts rather than through gnosis. They still believe that you – as a subject – can know an object through a concept in your mind. In reality, you will truly know only when the Conscious You merges with the consciousness that precipitated the object, so that the subject-object barrier dissolves.

Attaining this gnosis can be done by everyone, but for most people this will take time. However, what most people can indeed attain very quickly is an understanding of the dualistic extremes and the need to not be fooled by them. When you begin to understand how the dualistic mind has fooled people for eons, you will be more reluctant to elevate one earthly system to a superior status and using it to judge others. Instead, you will begin to look beyond such outer systems, even beyond words. And when the student is ready for a higher teaching, the teacher will indeed appear in one form or another.

To a student blinded by the dualistic mind, a teacher of non-duality will indeed appear as an ant, for this teacher will not validate the student’s epic outlook. Thus, the eternal admonishment: “If the teacher be an ant, heed him—or her!”

 

 Copyright © 2010 by Kim Michaels

Can a channeling be higher than the level of consciousness of the messenger?

TOPICS: All messages from ascended masters are given from a higher level of consciousness than that of the messenger – messages are translated into words through the messenger’s consciousness – this is not necessarily a problem as messages are meant for a certain type of people –


Question: How is a message from the ascended masters affected by the mind of the messenger and to what extent is that a problem? Some people say there can be no channeling higher than the state of consciousness of the channeler. This means that every channeling is colored by the personality of the channeler. I wonder if Jesus has any comments on that?

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

Let me begin with the statement, “Some people say there can be no channeling higher than the state of consciousness of the channeler. This means that every channeling is colored by the personality of the channeler.” There are three potential reactions to this statement:

  • People below a certain level of spiritual maturity will say the statement is not true, or at least that it is not true for their channeler or messenger. Their messenger is of such a high level that the messages are not colored. The reason people say this is that they are still at the level of black-and-white thinking, so they need a messenger who appears to have infallible authority. We of the ascended masters are quite aware of this need and thus we sometimes have to reinforce this impression in order to reach certain groups of people. That is why several religions or spiritual movements have teachings that can be interpreted as meaning that this is the only true religion. As a demonstration, notice that many people reject this website because it does not have the authority these people demand.
  • People at a higher level of maturity will say the statement is always true and that this means no messenger is completely reliable. The reason is that these people have gone beyond the need for unquestionable authority and have started thinking for themselves. The question is whether such people will rise to the next level or get stuck in gray thinking?
  • At the next level, people realize that the statement has some truth to it but that there is a higher understanding. So what is the higher understanding?

The principle behind all viable channeling/messengership is that a Being in the spiritual realm, an ascended master, gives a message through a person in physical embodiment. No person in embodiment has the same level of consciousness as ascended masters. Therefore, if the message does come from the spiritual realm, it will be given from a higher state of consciousness than that of the messenger. Thus, if a messenger is not able to convey a message from a higher state of consciousness, he/she is simply not a viable messenger for the ascended masters.

Thus, ALL viable channelings/messages are higher than the state of consciousness of the messenger. If they were not, how could they possible convey to sensitive recipients the inner knowing that the message did not simply come from the messenger’s own mind? Kim is a relatively intelligent person, but if you seriously think he could have come up with the teachings on this website, you have a far too high opinion of him.

There is, however, a truth to the statement in that the level of consciousness of the messenger will determine and limit the type of messages that can be given through that person. For example, in the spiritual realm we do not think or communicate in the same words and concepts used in the material realm. Thus, our messages must be “translated” from our language into the language used by the messenger. I am not here talking about English or Greek, but the “language” of concepts, images and words in general.

This translation process is unquestionably affected by the messenger’s mind, including the messenger’s cultural background and his/her knowledge of spiritual and material topics. For example, I have mentioned several times that because Kim has a limited understanding of health and diet, he is not the best messenger concerning such topics. He simply does not have the “vocabulary” to translate my teachings into words.

It is also true that the messenger’s level of consciousness and internalization of spiritual concepts will limit the messages that can be brought forth. It is possible to be a genuine messenger before one has attained the full Christ consciousness, and we certainly do not require our messengers to be perfect human beings—as that would decrease the selection dramatically. So it is quite true that one messenger can give a higher and more correct image of an ascended being, such as myself, than another messenger. And some messengers can bring forth higher messages than others. Yet is that really a problem?

It would be extremely constructive for mature spiritual seekers to realize that when the ascended masters bring forth a message, we are NOT trying to bring forth a message that is meant for all people or is meant to stand for all time. A specific messenger is not meant to reach everyone on this planet, but is meant to reach people at a certain level of consciousness and bring them higher. Thus, when we select a messenger for a specific group of people, we choose one whose consciousness is higher than the target audience, but not too much higher. This makes it easier for the audience to identify with the messenger and the messenger can bring forth messages that reflect the state of consciousness of the audience while still lifting them higher. Thus, the fact that the messenger has a certain level of consciousness – possibly with certain limitations as well as cultural and personal idiosyncrasies – is not necessarily a problem.

If the messenger is willing, he/she will continually seek to raise his/her state of consciousness, so that we can bring forth increasingly higher messages through that person. This will also give the target audience an opportunity to climb beyond the level of the initial messages. This growth process will cause the messenger to grow out of personal opinions and idiosyncrasies. Thus, it simply is not correct to say that, “This means that every channeling is colored by the personality of the channeler.” There is no spiritual law limiting what can be brought forth through a messenger.

It is quite possible for a messenger to reach a level of Christ consciousness and non-attachment in which messages are not colored by the outer personality of the messenger in the sense that the messages become incorrect or conform to the messenger’s personal opinions. They will be colored by the messenger’s knowledge, concepts and language, but this is above the level of outer personality and personal opinions. In other words, it is perfectly acceptable that messages are affected by the messenger’s mind, as long as they are not distorted or eclipsed by personal opinions and unresolved psychology.

It should also be taken into account that certain messages can be tailored to a specific audience and thus to some degree adapted to their beliefs and world view. It is also possible that a messenger can be asked to say something that does not reflect the messenger’s opinions but is meant to provoke people and cause them to rethink their beliefs and opinions. In fact, all true messengers must pass the test of being willing to let us say something that the messenger would prefer not to say.

 

Copyright © 2006 by Kim Michaels

Avoiding communication from dark forces

TOPICS: Give up all desires to communicate with beings in other realms – invoke spiritual protection – seek Christ discernment – beings of the light respect your free will – purify your motives – good and bad come together in the realm of duality –


Question: Hi, I am having an extremely difficult time getting rid of dark energies communicating with me. They have told me outright that they wish to hinder and/or harm me and even so outright as to say they wish to kill me.

I wish to know how to get rid of these characters. I have tried
prayers to Archangel Michael, outright insistence that they leave, threatening them, and everything else I can think of. Nothing is working.
I am also communicating with good entities but even ‘they’ can’t keep these Dark Energies away. Do you have the answer?

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

I do have the answer, the question is whether you are willing to implement it? The answer is to completely and totally give up – surrender – any and all desire to communicate with any entities—good or bad. You need to get yourself into a frame of mind in which you are completely non-attached to having any form of communication with another realm. If you never again communicate with any entity outside yourself, that should be fine with you—in fact it should be the same. Communication should be a non-issue for you.

When you get yourself into that frame of mind, the prince of this world will come and will have nothing in you. Both the dark spirits and the good spirits will haunt you for a while, but if you remain non-attached to ALL of their temptations, they will eventually leave you alone. And, of course, giving Archangel Michael’s rosary and the decrees to Astrea WILL be an important help. Yet a rosary cannot work against your free will.

I also recommend attuning to your Christ self and asking for Christ discernment in this matter. If you sincerely ask, you will eventually get the attunement that will allow you to see that even the “good” spirits with which you communicate are not of the light. They are simply imitators that have no Christ light in them but parade as if they do.

It is likely that your “good” entities will deny what I am saying and will tell you to keep communicating with them. Yet take note that I am not telling you what to do. I am telling you to get discernment from your Christ self. The problem is that until you surrender any desire to communicate, you will not be able to hear the still small voice of your Christ self over the louder voices of the lower entities. Your Christ self will not tell you what to do – as opposed to any lower entities (whether they appear good or bad) – but will give you the discernment that allows you to make right decisions for yourself.

Any being of the light respects your free will, whereas as any entity of a lower vibration will seek to influence your decision. That is why you need to clean the slate of your mind in order to escape the dualistic confusion that prevents you from making right decisions. This is also a good way to start discerning between beings of the light and beings of the darkness. If you ask them to leave and they don’t, you know they are not of the light. Yet be aware that some of the more sophisticated deceivers might leave for a while and then come back.

When you see and admit that even the “good” entities are not of the light, you will know that it was your desire – conscious or subconscious – to communicate with the spiritual realm that made you open to the so-called good spirits, and it is through these spirits that the so-called dark spirits get an inroad into your consciousness.

The key understanding is your statement, “I am also communicating with good entities but even ‘they’ can’t keep these Dark Energies away.” What you see as good entities are still in the realm of duality, and that is why they do not have the power (or the desire) to keep the dark spirits away from you.

Take note that I am not saying there is anything inherently wrong with having a desire to communicate with the spiritual realm. But you need to purify your desire so that you do not attempt to take heaven by force. Many spiritual seekers have a legitimate desire but seek to fulfill it through illegitimate means, whereby they shut off their Christ discernment. Without discernment, you will inevitably open yourself up to entities that are in the realm of duality, not the ascended masters who are above duality.

There are millions of such entities out there, as I explain in my teachings on channeling. You can find numerous websites by people who are communicating with these so-called good entities. And although they appear good and appear to have some wisdom, they are still in the realm of duality and thus cannot help you rise above their own level.

Furthermore, it is impossible to open yourself to “good” dualistic entities without also attracting some “dark” dualistic entities. This simply comes with the territory, and although some manage to keep the dark entities at bay, they will always be there, seeking to influence you. Thus, the only way out is to rise above the realm of duality by giving up the desire to communicate with both the good and the dark.

Take the approach that you can, of your own self, do nothing. Thus you will not TRY to communicate. You will be non-attached and leave it up to your Christ self to initiate communication. Whether that happens or not should be the same to you. Complete surrender, complete non-attachment, is the only key to achieving true communication with the ascended masters.

I also recommend that you study my teachings on the psychology of anti-christ.

 

Copyright © 2005 by Kim Michaels

The dangers of channeling beings in the mental realm

TOPICS: Masters seek to help all beings – first step is admitting the need for change – beings who need energy from humans – ascended masters need no energy from humans – limitations of mental faculties – cannot know ultimate truth through mental faculties – complexity is not sophistication – intellectual pride – creates a wall around your mind – the intellect can prove anything – some think complex messages are more spiritual – becoming as little children – spiritual truth is rather simple – the ignorance of knowing too much – wisdom beyond intellect –


Question: Dear Jesus, I was contemplating the whole ascension business, and find it particularly interesting that you say that many beings who are being channeled (such as Ashtar) still reside within the material realm and are not ascended. Are these beings aware that they are not ascended, or do the ascended masters try to enlighten them too as they do with us? 

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

The ascended masters work with all beings at any level, even the deepest levels of the emotional realm, which is what many people have seen in visions as various levels of Hell. You might recall that I descended to Hell in an attempt to awaken the lifestreams stuck at that level of consciousness. Unfortunately, many beings are difficult to work with, and the underlying cause is always that they are not willing to admit that they need to change. And the first step toward growth is always the admission that there is something you don’t yet know.

Many of the beings channeling messages to people on earth reside in the mental realm. Some beings in the mental realm are aware that they are not ascended, and we can and do work with them in a very direct way. Unfortunately, most of the beings who are speaking through channelers are not consciously aware of the fact that they are not ascended. In fact, they often think they are so advanced that they reside in the highest levels of heaven.

You might consider why such beings seek to speak to human beings. The simple answer is that they need people to give them energy through their attention. The beings in the mental realm would have no need to receive energy from human beings if they were willing to work with us. But if they are not, they cannot receive energy from Above, and thus they must seek to get it from below.

Once you are ascended, you have no need to get energy from human beings because you have become a completely self-sufficient spiritual being. You need no energy from outside yourself. So I am not using this website to get anything from people; I am seeking to give to those who are willing to receive. This is the principle of hierarchy, where those above serve those below in a selfless manner. We realize that we are the servants of all. We give to those below us what we have freely received from those above us in hierarchy.

If you read my discourse on the levels of the material universe, you will see that the mental realm is designed as one level of the process of co-creation that begins in the spiritual realm. It is meant to take the greater vision from the etheric realm and make it more concrete through the intellect and the faculties of reasoning and logic. These are important and capable faculties, but as all human faculties, they do have their limitations. You simply cannot know ultimate truth through the mental faculties, because they are meant to “translate” the higher truth from the spiritual realm. So you can know ultimate truth only by going beyond these faculties, which is what is known as a mystical or intuitive experience, sometimes called “gnosis.”

When there is no connection to the spiritual realm, the mental faculties easily become unbalanced—as you see in many areas of science where there is no longer a moral compass, giving rise to the mad scientist syndrome. Many beings, including many people on earth, have not understood this essential truth. Instead, they think they can actually know ultimate truth through the intellect, and thereby the mental faculties become an end in themselves and a law unto themselves—instead of a means to the end of manifesting God’s kingdom on earth. This leads lifestreams to create very sophisticated philosophies about life, and because they are so brilliantly reasoned and logical, they think their philosophies represent ultimate truth and give the final explanation of the mysteries of life.

The more developed the intellect, the more complex the philosophy it is able to create, and unfortunately this complexity is often seen – by the lifestream itself and by its followers – as sophistication. This easily gives rise to a special version of pride, which we might call intellectual or spiritual pride. These beings are completely convinced that they understand everything. And if you are not open to the possibility that there is something you do not know, how can you grow from your present level of awareness?

There are many such lifestreams in the mental realm, but there are also many people on earth who are stuck in intellectual pride. You can especially find them in the halls of science and in many schools of theology from almost every religion. These people truly believe they have it all figured out with the intellect, and it is very difficult to convince them otherwise. This is especially true for those who have gathered a following to affirm their inflated self-image. This goes for many people on earth and for some beings in the mental realm speaking through channelers. I wish I knew a way to convince such beings, but unfortunately my intellect is not sophisticated enough to impress these lifestreams.

Humor aside, it is true that once a lifestream has created thick enough walls of intellectual reasoning, it is almost impossible to reach through them. The reason being that they have created a world view where they think they can explain everything. And because the intellect is a relative faculty, it does seem that way when you look at the world from inside their mental box. Once a lifestream is trapped in such a box, you simply have to wait until the lifestream eventually backs itself into a corner and finally realizes that there is something which the intellect cannot explain. Because of the inherent limitations in the mental faculties, this will inevitably happen, although some lifestreams can postpone the moment of truth for a long time.

Once a lifestream has become unbalanced intellectually, it tends to equate complexity with sophistication. That is why some beings channel very complex messages and why some followers of these channelings think that the more complex the message, the higher the truth described and the more spiritually advanced the being channeling the message. This is a dangerous illusion, but once people are caught, it is very difficult to reach them with the – in reality very simple – truth about how to ascend. Remember my statement:

Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 18:3)

This statement was meant to illustrate that you cannot enter the kingdom of heaven through the intellect, as the scribes, Pharisees and lawyers believed. It is not nearly as difficult to ascend as some people think. So it is not necessary to have the most complex and intellectually sophisticated teaching in order to ascend.

That is why we are trying to give an “unsophisticated” teaching on this website. We are not trying to complicate matters, but to make our teachings easy to follow. You truly do not need to know everything in order to ascend. In fact ignorance is not simply the absence of knowledge. There is a form of ignorance where people have a lot of knowledge, but they do not have the wisdom to sort out what is useful knowledge and what is simply intellectual fluff. That is why the Bible says:

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. (Proverbs 4:7)

Wisdom reaches beyond the mental faculties, which those who are trapped by the intellect fail to understand. This is especially true for those who have gathered a following, such as beings channeling intellectually sophisticated messages to people on earth. So in a very real sense, the followers on earth are helping to keep the channeling beings in a state of illusion. And, of course, the mental beings are helping keep the followers on earth in a state of illusion, often making them believe they belong to a sophisticated elite because they are willing to study the channeled messages. Thus, such people receive pride from above instead of the love of the ascended masters, which they could receive if they were willing to reach beyond the mental realm.

Only the power and love of the Holy Spirit has a chance of breaking through people’s mental boxes, but this can only happen if people are willing to reach for a higher reality than the one created by the intellect. No force in heaven goes against people’s free will, and that is why the ascended masters have limited options for reaching those trapped by the sophistication of the intellect.

 

Copyright © 2004 by Kim Michaels

Why so many channelers at this time?

TOPICS: Four levels of the material universe – materialist world view had to be challenged – channeling has opened many people’s minds to something beyond material world – psychic or astral realm – communication with dead relatives through mediums – many beings in lower realms need light from human beings – Hitler, Nazism and the astral realm – some astral beings can disguise themselves – arch deceivers in the mental realm – mental beings with no evil intent – often very rational and logical channelings – why haven’t these beings ascended? – going beyond an outer teaching – law of self-transcendence –


Question: I know you have commented on similar topics before, but I still would like to know why are there so many channelers in today’s world? I mean if they all came from the same source, why give us so much material that no one could possibly read it all?  I know that the answers to all my questions sleep inside of me and really wish that I could find a way of awakening those ancient memories. Thank you for putting your Energy in answering these questions,

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

If you search the Internet, you will notice that there are numerous channelers who are channeling a wide variety of beings or spirits. Obviously, this can be confusing, and I would like to help people find clarity concerning their questions about channeling. However, I have no desire to tell people what to believe or whom to follow; I want them to make their own decisions. That is why I prefer to give non-specific answers that can be applied to many other types of channelings.

As I explained in an important discourse, the material universe has four distinct levels, or layers. For several centuries, humankind was becoming more and more entrenched in the belief that there is nothing beyond the world they can detect with their physical senses or scientific instruments. In order to take the spiritual growth of humankind to the next level, it was absolutely necessary that this materialistic world view was replaced by a recognition of the fact that there is indeed something beyond matter.

Over the last century humankind’s consciousness has been raised, and one consequence is that it has become easier for people to turn the dial of consciousness and tune in to levels of reality that are beyond the matter world. The entire channeling phenomenon, starting with the spiritualist movement in the 1800s, is an expression of this development. The fact that this has opened many people’s minds to the existence of a reality beyond the matter world has had a valuable effect on humankind’s spiritual growth. However, it is necessary for all sincere spiritual seekers to recognize that you cannot uncritically accept any message that comes from a being beyond the material world. Some channeled messages are given by beings who do not have your spiritual growth at heart.

As I explained in the other discourse, and in my previous remarks on channeling, there are conscious beings in all four realms of the material universe, and it is possible for people to communicate with beings on all levels. I also explain that each of the three higher levels has several divisions or layers. Even the realm of matter, what we might call the physical realm, has a range of vibrations.

In other words, there are locations of the physical realm, where the vibrations are so low that they are almost congruent with the lower levels of the next realm, namely the emotional realm. This is what many esoteric teachings call the psychic or the astral realm. As you will see from the many accounts of near-death experiences, when the lifestream leaves the physical body, it is meant to travel into a tunnel of light until it reaches its proper destination in one of the higher realms. If a lifestream does not enter the realm of light, it will be stuck in the psychic realm or perhaps the mental realm.

The consequence is that most of the communication with dead relatives that occurs through mediums, as for example in the spiritualist movement, involves such displaced or discarnate lifestreams. These lifestreams could not or would not enter the light, and part of the explanation is that they did not have a high enough level of consciousness to recognize the light or be willing to enter the light. The point being that for a true spiritual seeker, there is little value in communicating with such lifestreams.

Take note that I am not hereby saying that people cannot have genuine communication with deceased relatives from a higher realm. However, such communication usually happens spontaneously, lasts only a short time, has the clear purpose of helping you move on and does not involve a medium, especially not a medium who charges for his or her services.

Above the material realm is the emotional or astral realm. As I explained in the discourses mentioned above, this realm is currently dominated by a number of beings that have a very low level of consciousness. Some of them have embodied the Luciferian state of consciousness of anger and rebellion against God. Some of them are simply consumed by negative human emotions, such as fear, anger or hatred. Common for all of them is that they firmly believe that the ends can justify the means, and that is why they will do anything to get what they want, meaning spiritual light, from human beings.

Unfortunately, many people on earth have learned to turn the dial of consciousness but they do not have the discernment to know that they are tuning in to the astral realm. The people who tune in to the lower astral realm will often end up being overwhelmed by feelings of anger and hatred. For example, there was a very strong connection between the lower astral realm and Adolf Hitler and the leaders of the Nazi movement in Germany. This movement actually received some of its power from this connection, and that is why it was possible for the Nazi leaders to literally hypnotize a large segment of the German population.

In today’s world, you also find extremist or fanatical groups who have opened up a connection to the astral realm. Obvious examples are the Islamic fundamentalists who believe in Jihad and carry out terrorist acts. Yet I am sad to say that some Christian fundamentalist groups, even some who claim to have the power and the manifestations of the Holy Spirit, have simply opened themselves up to the astral realm. This is also true for many totalitarian dictators or totalitarian political movements, such as communism.

In the higher astral realm you will find a number of beings who are not completely consumed by the Luciferian consciousness or by negative feelings. They are therefore able to disguise themselves and take on the appearance of spiritual beings. Some of them will even pose as impostors of ascended masters, including myself. Many of the channelings from beings who use the name Sananda and claim to be me actually come from beings in the higher astral realm. Many of these beings do not have an evil intent of causing people to destroy themselves. They simply want you to give them your attention so they can get your spiritual light and use it to survive.

When you go to the next level, the mental realm, you generally find beings who are at a higher level of consciousness. In the lower mental realm, you find many beings who have embodied the serpentine consciousness. They are therefore what we might call impostors or even arch deceivers. They are extremely skilled at first confusing you so you don’t know what to believe, and then offering you a way out by following them. They will often masquerade themselves as spiritual beings, even ascended masters.

Some of the beings in the higher mental realm have evolved beyond evil intent or the intent to deceive people. They no longer believe the ends can justify the means. Some of these beings have attained a much higher degree of spiritual understanding than most people on earth. So these beings can actually channel information that can be valid and helpful to spiritual seekers. What you will generally see about beings in the higher mental realm is that they are honest and straightforward about their identity and their intentions. They do not claim to be members of the ascended masters since they are not, and they do not use names of ascended masters.

The channelings of these beings are generally very intellectual—as opposed to the more emotionally appealing channelings from the former group. This can be very appealing to many people in a scientific and rational age, people who are open to spirituality yet cannot stomach the orthodox religions because they are so fear-based. Yet you might notice that the beings in the mental realm tend to present so much intellectual reasoning that they either overshadow the spiritual side of the message or present spirituality as a largely intellectual exercise.

Some of these beings literally believe, as do many intellectually inclined people on earth, that you can think your way into heaven. Not so. You can either BE in heaven or not be in heaven. This is one instance where thinking doesn’t make it so because the state of Being is an integration of all of your faculties.

What you need to consider as a spiritual seeker is that there is a reason why these beings are still in the mental realm and have not ascended to the spiritual realm and become members of the ascended masters. The reason is that these beings have not let go of one or several illusions. In other words, they are holding on to certain incorrect beliefs and they firmly believe that their understanding represents the truth. It is inevitable that the beliefs of these beings will permeate their teachings in subtle ways. So if you follow the teachings of such beings, and especially if you accept them uncritically, you run the risk that you gradually become trapped in the same illusion as the beings you are following. In other words, it is difficult for a student to rise above the consciousness of the teacher.

My point here is that there are many spiritual seekers who have studied channelings brought forth by beings in the mental realm. These seekers have received some valuable information that has helped them make spiritual progress, yet I hope these seekers will consider that no matter which spiritual teaching you follow, even a teaching that comes from the ascended masters and has the highest possible degree of purity, you always need to read between the lines and go beyond the outer teaching. No outer teaching can give you all of the insights you need in order to attain Christ consciousness. A Christed being is able to get understanding and truth from inside itself, and therefore it does not rely exclusively on an outer teaching.

If you keep this in mind, you can make spiritual progress by studying almost any teaching. Yet it should be obvious that a teaching coming from the highest possible source and a teaching that is as pure as possible will make it easier for you to make progress. If the teaching has a high degree of impurity, you will have to be more alert and spend more attention on seeing through the impure ideas to find the truth behind them. If you are not willing to make this effort or if you have not developed a sufficient level of Christ discernment, following an impure teaching can indeed lead you into a dead end.

No matter which spiritual teaching you follow, you need to be aware of an important law about spiritual growth, namely the law of constant self-transcendence. This law has been described in the popular saying, “When the student is ready, the teacher appears.” If you are studying a particular teaching right now, it is because that was the teaching you needed at the level of consciousness you had when you found that teaching.

Yet if you are making spiritual progress, there might very well come a point when you are ready for a higher spiritual teaching. When that occurs, your Christ self and your spiritual teachers will be ready to bring that teaching into your outer awareness. Unfortunately, many sincere spiritual students end up becoming emotionally attached to a specific outer teaching, guru or organization, and therefore they are not willing to listen to their spiritual teachers. They literally close their minds to the spiritual teaching that could take them to the next level.

My point here is that if you have been following a spiritual teaching that was brought forth by beings in the mental realm, you should consider that there will come a point, where you are ready to step up to a teaching that is brought forth by the ascended masters. We do not reside in any of the levels of the material universe. We reside in the spiritual realm, and we give our teachings from this level, meaning that they are designed to empower you to attain Christ consciousness and ascend to the spiritual realm.

Obviously, if you are a spiritual seeker who has found this website, you should consider that you are now ready for the teachers who are represented on this website, namely myself and other ascended masters. Therefore, step up to the teachings on this website, and the teachings that the ascended masters have released through other messengers over the past century.

In terms of how to awaken your ancient memories, simply use the tools I give on this website, and you will make progress faster than you might realize.

 

Copyright © 2004 by Kim Michaels

The Ashtar Command and the ascended masters

TOPICS: Some channeling entities have benign intentions – do beings misrepresent their identity? – channeled teachings can contain a lot of truth and a bit of error – from whom would you rather receive information? – discernment is key –


Question: You said before that the Ashtar Command does not belong to the ascended masters, yet there are many good discourses which speak highly even of yourself, and noble people who belong to these groups and prove to be true attendants, do you believe that they are all fakes, which will mean that all space brothers are fakes. Is this true?

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

What is your definition of a fake? As I explain elsewhere, there are indeed beings who channel through human messengers without having any impure intent of deceiving people. If such beings channel information without misrepresenting who they are, would you call them fakes? If they present you with information given according to their highest understanding and with no evil intent, would you call them fakes? If they work with the best of intentions, would you call them fakes?

What I have said is that none of the so-called space brothers belong to the ascended masters. Therefore, if such beings claim to be part of the ascended masters, they are misrepresenting their identity. We of the ascended masters have passed the final exam of the material universe. We therefore reside beyond the material universe, as explained elsewhere.

There are many beings who reside in one of the four levels of the material universe, some in locations congruent with various star systems. Some of these beings belong to civilizations that are more advanced than human civilization on earth. Unfortunately, given the current state of affairs on planet earth, that does not necessarily say much about the spiritual maturity of such beings.

You simply need to decide from where you want to get your information. Since reliable information from the ascended masters is available to you, why would you spend your precious time studying information that comes from beings who have not yet ascended from the material universe? If you are trying to pass an exam after your first year of college, would you rather take advice from a second-year student or from a professor? If you are trying to charge a battery by using a solar cell, would you rather collect light from the moon or from the sun?

Be aware that there are indeed impostors who will seek to fool you. They will often give you a great deal of true information, mixed in with a little bit of error. Some of them will speak highly of me or other spiritual beings in an attempt to gain your trust. They might seem very benign, positive or spiritual, but inwardly they are like ravening wolves.

The most valuable ability a sincere spiritual seeker can develop is the discernment that comes from contact with your Christ self. Use the tools I have given on our websites to establish and expand that contact, and then you can personally evaluate whether a teaching is worth studying or whether you might find better sources of information. There is so much information available today that you could not possibly study it all in a normal life span. So you should be picky with the information you take into your mind, and you should choose wisely how you use your time and attention.

 

Copyright © 2004 by Kim Michaels

What does it take to be a sponsored messenger?

TOPICS: Surrender earthly desires – do not seek to glorify yourself – more than one messenger – avoid pride of exclusivity – masters might deliberate inflate people’s pride – in Aquarian age there will not be one dominant religion – many people can be messengers –


Question: Isn’t it confusing to people that there is more than one messenger or organization that claims to be sponsored by the ascended masters? In the past didn’t the ascended masters state that they have only one messenger on earth at a time? What does it take to be a sponsored messenger?

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

What does it take to be a sponsored and anointed messenger of the ascended masters Jesus Christ? You must follow my commandment to love God with all your heart, lifestream and mind and to love your neighbor as yourself. You must follow the requirement to “hate” your father, mother and husband, to be willing to lose your life for my sake and to let go of all earthly attachments and possessions. In other words, you must not set anything in this world – including your own ego – before your relationship with me. You must never seek to use your messengership to glorify yourself – or anyone else – but exclusively seek to glorify God and feed my sheep.

Another important requirement for being my messenger is that you are willing to be who you are in God, meaning that you are willing to lose your mortal sense of identity of who you think you are as a human being. This means that even though you serve as my messenger, you are not trying to live up to any human expectations of how my messenger should be. You are not patterning yourself after anyone else, including a previous messenger of the Great White Brotherhood. You are willing to be who you are as a God-free spiritual being instead of trying to mimic previous messengers in an attempt to gain authority or popularity. You are willing to do this even if you are rejected by the students of previous messengers.

If you do not meet this requirement, you cannot be my messenger. You might become a messenger for other masters who have different requirements, or you might become a messenger for lower beings who have no compunctions about masquerading as Jesus Christ. You might indeed believe that they are the real thing and you might succeed in convincing other people that you are taking messages from the real thing—especially if you mimic a previous messenger and play upon people’s unfulfilled human desires. Yet without the total and unconditional surrender, you cannot be a sponsored messenger for Jesus Christ.

The ascended masters have never actually stated that we only have one messenger at a time. I know this might sound like a technicality, but it is not. We do indeed work with many messengers at various levels of attainment and sponsorship. In the past, certain messengers have been the only person in embodiment at that time with a specific mantle as messenger. Yet this should not be misconstrued to mean that during the time such a messenger was functioning, we of the ascended masters were not working with, speaking through or inspiring ideas upon any other human being in embodiment. To reason this way is simply prideful.

One of the greatest problems we have is that when we sponsor an organization, we inevitably attract those who seek to feed their pride by feeling that because they are members of an organization sponsored by the ascended masters, they are somehow above and beyond other people. These people will then interpret certain things we say to mean that they have the highest teaching and therefore they must be the most advanced students.

Indeed, we do sometimes make statements that are deliberately designed to inflate people’s pride. The reason being that we have not been able to make these people see their pride in any other way, and therefore our last resort is to seek to inflate it until it becomes so obvious that hopefully people will finally see the light. This is indeed a principle that we use to expose any type of limitation or flaw. We will first seek to give people a teaching to help them see it through understanding. Yet if they do not understand and internalize the teaching, our last option is to inflate people’s weaknesses so they act out those traits until they become more obvious. I am sad to see that so few of our students have understood this principle even though they have studied our teachings for decades.

Another important consideration is that we are moving into the Aquarian Age, and in this new age of spiritual freedom there will not be one single religious organization that will dominate the religious life—as for example the Catholic Church dominated Europe during the middle ages. The truth is that we of the ascended masters never have given and never will give a monopoly to any individual or organization. If you were charged by God with the task of saving planet earth, would you let the future of the planet depend on one person or even one group of people?

There are indeed other people in embodiment today through whom I, or other ascended masters, are speaking. As I explain elsewhere, there are currently 10,000 people in embodiment who have the potential to reach full Christhood in this lifetime. All of these people could potentially serve as messengers for the ascended masters in various capacities and as experts on various topics. They would not all have to state that they are serving as messengers, but they could all become open doors for bringing forth new ideas and teachings.

This is indeed what I desire to see happen, and therefore I am using this website to demonstrate one of the most important spiritual laws of this universe. This law states simply that what one human being has done, all have the potential to do. I came to demonstrate that law 2,000 years ago, but those who claim to represent me have turned me into an idol and thus destroyed my example. This is precisely what 10,000 people are here to restore, and they can do that only by demonstrating Christhood through their examples. Therefore, it is my hope that this website will reach the people who have the potential to reach Christhood and become messengers for the New Age.

 

Copyright © 2004 by Kim Michaels

Psychic abilities and conscious surrender

TOPICS: Develop Christ discernment before psychic abilities – people must develop their abilities – question of motive – surrender human ambitions – discernment is the essence – what is psychic abilities –


Question: Why would channelers or those with the gift of prophecy in any form, be given their gifts if it is not advisable for people to seek their help? I truly appreciate encouraging us to seek your guidance and God’s first! But still why be given a gift and not use it? And why be given a gift and not be totally developed which then does lead to being misleading because it is not fully developed to being accurate. But you’re not saying people shouldn’t do it at all, just be cautious?

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

I explain my view on channeling in great detail in the answer to another question. When you read that answer, you will see that I am by no means saying that people should not exercise their spiritual abilities. However, I am also saying that it is essential to develop Christ discernment before one starts exercising spiritual abilities.

Even the statement that people have been given a gift can be misleading. It is not a gift that some people receive and some people do not receive. It is something that people must earn through their efforts. Obviously, different people have different missions on earth, and therefore not everyone will serve as the messenger for spiritual beings, at least not in the form of bringing forth messages or prophecies. However, a spiritual or psychic ability is not necessarily a gift from God. It is something people have developed. The question is why and how they developed this ability.

What must be considered here is that not everyone who has the ability to do psychic readings, have visions or give prophecies has earned that gift. Some people have indeed taken that gift in an attempt to take heaven by force. As I explain in my discourse on channeling, some people have impure motives, and therefore they end up becoming a channel for lower forces rather than messengers of the ascended masters.

If a person has a genuine ability to become a messenger of the ascended masters, it would certainly be a loss if that ability was not developed. However, it would be equally regretful if the person was overly anxious and therefore became a messenger for lower forces in an attempt to develop his or her abilities prematurely.

Kim was born with the ability to serve as a messenger. This was an ability he developed in past lifetimes. Yet he spent 25 years studying spiritual teachings without doing anything to develop his ability. His ability was not consciously unlocked until he came to the point of total surrender, whereby he surrendered all human motives or desires. This is what I would like to see happen to other people who have the potential to become messengers and serve in various capacities.

It is extremely important to surrender the human will before you attempt to become a messenger. And even after you have started serving as a messenger, you must continually surrender the human will, which will rear its ugly head in subtle ways that you will not notice unless you are alert. This is especially dangerous after a messenger starts to develop a following who might idolize the messenger and put him or her on a pedestal.

You are quite right that I am not trying to prevent people from developing their abilities. I am saying they should be cautious. The best way to be cautious is to focus your attention on developing your Christ discernment. By seeking to develop attunement with your Christ self rather than seeking to develop your spiritual abilities, you can circumvent the human desire that can lead to a misuse of your abilities.

The key insight here is that the essence of life is to develop the ability to discern what is of God and what is not of God, meaning that it springs from the relativity of the dualistic mind. You cannot develop that ability by using the human intellect, the outer mind or even what many people call psychic abilities. You can develop it only by seeking attunement with your Christ self, which is the one that will judge righteous judgments.

There is a subtle distinction here. What most people call psychic or spiritual abilities is simply the ability to turn the dial of consciousness and tune in to a level of reality that is beyond the material realm. I have compared it to a radio, and the important point here is that the radio itself will tune in to any station without evaluating whether the station is good or bad. You must make that evaluation with your conscious mind, but to judge correctly, you must base the evaluation on contact with your Christ self.

Many people have learned to turn the dial of consciousness, and they uncritically accept that anything which comes through is okay or even of the light. If you are not aware of the existence of lower forces and the potential for tuning in to them – or if you can’t tell the difference in vibration between lower and higher beings – how can you protect yourself? So there is indeed good reason to be cautious, but one should not react with fear and refuse to exercise the ability to turn the dial of consciousness.

If you avoid both of these extremes and allow your Christ self to show you the middle way, you will make much faster progress. But again be non-attached to when you attain certain abilities and what abilities you attain. Let that be a matter of receiving a gift because your conscious mind is non-attached and you have no human ambitions involved.

 

Copyright © 2003 by Kim Michaels

Different types of messengers

TOPICS: Messengers for ascended masters – how the messenger’s consciousness can color the message – ascended masters do not use trance mediums – masters multiply what is in the messenger’s consciousness – channelers without Christ discernment – benign and malevolent spirits – channeling serpentine beings – mixing truth with subtle serpentine logic – channelers with hit and miss attunement – avoid becoming defensive and acknowledge errors – sharpen discernment –


Question: I would first of all like to thank you for all the wonderful answers you have provided on your website. My spiritual path began about three years ago, in which time I have shed my old Catholic belief and sought spiritual truth, I have studied under several different modalities and teachers. Most of which has been in total alignment with what you have stated on this website. However, one also comes across a lot of channeled material that contradicts what you say here or contradicts other teachings. What is a spiritual seeker to do to sort out this confusing? Should one avoid all channeled material or can one still benefit from studying books that contain a mixture of good and not-so-good ideas?

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

An excellent question. To explain this in the detail it deserves, let me explain that there are three basic ways to be a messenger for beings outside the material universe, let us call them non-material beings.

Some people are able to consistently raise their consciousness to the level of the Christ self, and these people become messengers for the ascended masters. If they maintain their level of dedication, awareness and spiritual protection, they can maintain that level of messengership for a lifetime. Others are able to maintain it for a period of time and then stop serving as messengers.

When you do attain genuine contact with the ascended masters, you will bring forth teachings that come from us and are not influenced by any lower beings. In other words, all of the messages you get originate from the spiritual realm and the ascended masters.

This does not necessarily mean that your messages represent an absolute or infallible truth. As I explain in the book Save Yourself,  it is quite possible that you can have a valid spiritual vision, or in this case receive a valid spiritual message, yet that message will be somewhat colored by the contents of your own consciousness. In other words, you can receive a pure message from the ascended masters, but by the time it reaches your conscious mind, whether is is expressed through the spoken word or writing, it has taken on some coloring from the contents of your consciousness. This can especially happen for people who have received some gift of the Holy Spirit yet still hold on to certain outer religious doctrines or dogmas.

What I am saying here is that it is possible to be a valid messenger and to always have contact with the ascended masters, yet to bring forth messages that do not necessarily represent the highest possible understanding of the topic at hand. Or your messages might not be the only way to describe that topic because the description you receive is adapted to (or is an expression of) your level of consciousness. If a person holds on to strong beliefs, then that messenger cannot be used to bring forth a message which contradicts or goes too far beyond those beliefs.

Another important consideration is that no matter what some people claim, a message from the ascended masters is always delivered through the vehicle of the messenger’s consciousness. This is a topic that has caused much confusion among people who are open to progressive revelation. There are people who serve as messengers yet believe that when they act in the capacity of a messenger, their consciousness does not influence the message.

Let me make a clear statement here. Some people function as trance channels, and they have allowed an outside entity to take over their consciousness and being. In that case, the entity can speak through the person without going through the filter of the person’s consciousness. The important fact here is that the ascended masters will not take over someone’s consciousness. We will not violate the Law of Free Will, and therefore we will always speak through the consciousness of our messengers.

The principle that is in operation in the delivery of the Living Word from the ascended masters is illustrated in my parable about the talents and in my parables about sowing seeds and letting God provide the increase. In interactions between the ascended masters and human beings, we can only multiply what people bring to the altar of God. In other words, when we deliver the Living Word through a messenger, that living word will multiply only what is in the messenger’s consciousness.

The consequence is that if the messenger knows nothing about a particular topic, then that person cannot be used as a messenger to bring forth a discourse on that particular topic. For example, Kim does not have an extensive knowledge about medical topics. Therefore, I cannot use him to bring forth a detailed discourse about health and healing.

Now for the second category of messengers. Some people find it easy to turn the dial of consciousness and tune in to realms beyond the material world. Yet they do not have the ability to discern between the spiritual realm and lower realms. Some of these people have a great ambition to become a messenger or to manifest some kind of psychic phenomena. They attempt to take heaven by force, and in so doing they end up attuning their consciousness to a lower realm. In other words, they tune in to non-material beings that are not part of the ascended masters. They then become messengers for these forces and they never reach the ascended masters.

As I explain in my discourse on channeling, some of these forces are not necessarily malevolent spirits. Some of them actually have a certain level of spiritual attainment or understanding. However, there is a reason such beings have not ascended to the spiritual realm, namely that they have not attained the ultimate understanding of God’s law.

What I am saying here is that these beings might indeed bring forth spiritual teachings that are true and valid, and this is a point that has confused many seekers. When you read the teachings brought forth from such a being, you can easily be persuaded that the teachings are valid and therefore the being must be a member of the ascended masters or even God himself. However, in many cases there will be subtle errors mixed in with the true teachings.

Another possibility is that people tune their consciousness to spirits that are definitely malevolent. There is an entire class of such spirits that belong to what we might call the deceivers. These are the beings who were cast out of heaven because they rebelled against God’s law and God’s purpose for creation. Their rebellion was due to the fact that they had become trapped in a certain type of logic that simply was not the true logic of the Christ consciousness. It was exactly this kind of logic that persuaded Eve to eat the forbidden fruit. The serpent sowed the seed of doubt, making Eve (as a representative of the feminine aspect of every lifestream) feel that she would not truly die from eating the fruit. One might call this type of logic for serpentine logic.

Some people have indeed become messengers for the serpents. What you must understand is that these beings have a very sophisticated understanding of the laws of God and of the spiritual truth. They have simply twisted that understanding by using their serpentine logic. Therefore, when a person receives a message from these serpents, that message might contain a lot of truth and even a seemingly sophisticated understanding of spiritual concepts. Yet mixed in with the truth will be subtle errors that can lead the earnest seeker astray on the path.

This is what is referred to in the saying that there is a way that seems right unto a man, but the ends thereof are the ways of death. The serpents do believe that they are following the right way, and they will be the last to see that their way leads to the death of the lifestream and not to the eternal life of the Christ consciousness.

It is important to understand that the goal of the serpentine forces is to lead astray the people who have the greatest potential to manifest Christ consciousness in their present lifetime. The serpentine forces are not too concerned about the many people who are not yet able to discern spiritual truth directly from within. Their main goal is to lead astray those who have attained a certain level of spiritual maturity and therefore have some inner discernment, but have not yet achieved the full discernment.

What often happens to such seekers is that they recognize truth in a book, and then they take the entire contents of the book to be the truth. Thereby, they ingest the lie along with the truth. You see, when you have attained a certain measure of Christ discernment, you cannot be fooled by a book that contains only lies and errors. The serpents know this and therefore they will skillfully mix truth and error. Some books might contain 80% truth, or even a higher percentage, yet mixed in are a few errors that can lead the seeker astray if these ideas are accepted uncritically.

Now for the final category of messengers. These are the people who have the ability to attune their consciousness to something beyond the material realm, yet they have not developed the full Christ discernment that allows them to know when they are tuning in to the spiritual realm and when they are tuning in to lower realms. These people are very sincere and in many cases they have only the best intentions. Yet their attunement is somewhat of a hit and miss.

Sometimes they will tune in to the spiritual realm and bring forth valid teachings. At other times they will tune in to a lower realm and they might receive messages either from benign beings or from serpentine impostors. The people themselves cannot tell the difference, and therefore it becomes difficult for readers of such teachings to tell the difference, especially if they uncritically accept that the messenger is always bringing forth the truth.

In summary, we are talking about three types of messengers:

  • Some messengers always get messages from the ascended masters.
  • Some messengers always get messages from lower forces.
  • Some messengers get messages from both sources but cannot tell the difference.

I realize this topic sounds complicated, but if you diligently strive for attunement with your Christ self, as explain throughout my website, LINK the confusion will gradually fade away and you will develop the ability to discern between true and false ideas, even in the same book.

As I explain elsewhere, you do not have to be perfect to become an instrument for the Living Word. It is a sad fact that over the centuries many people have developed the ability to receive visions or messages from the ascended masters and have then responded with a certain pride that makes them feel that their messages should always be perfect. Therefore, they become very reluctant to acknowledge any errors in their messages. Instead of simply accepting mistakes, learning from them and moving on, people become defensive and therefore bind themselves to a certain level of consciousness and a certain level of service. This is indeed sad because many people have thereby wasted their potential to bring forth true teachings from the ascended masters.

Part of the spiritual path is the development of this discernment between ideas that are true and ideas that are false. At the lower levels of the path, people are always looking for an outer teaching that is completely true. That is why you see so many Christians who cling to the Bible as the infallible word of God or who blindly believe that the Catholic Church is the only source of truth and always brings forth the absolute truth. When such people read a book that they accept as genuine, they will uncritically believe that any idea in the book must be the truth.

Going back to the three categories of messengers, you can easily see that the two last categories could bring forth books that have a mixture of true and false ideas. However, even a messenger who is always in contact with the ascended masters might bring forth a book that is not entirely perfect. As I said, the message can be colored by the consciousness of the messenger, and a message can even seem to affirm certain erroneous beliefs held by the messenger.

It is a fact that no book or teaching in the material realm will be 100% truth—including the teachings on this website. There is always the possibility of error, and the only way to detect those errors is to sharpen your discernment. Sharpening your attunement with your Christ self is indeed the main theme on this website, and I do give an important technique for making contact with your Christ self.

So what I am saying here is that as you grow on the path, you can indeed read a book that contains a mixture of truth and error, and you can take the valid ideas and leave the erroneous ideas behind without being affected by them.

 

Copyright © 2003 by Kim Michaels

The Mantle of Messenger

TOPICS: Ego’s dream of exclusivity – masters work with people at different levels of consciousness – all people are individualizations of God – from piscean to aquarian consciousness – different ways to be a messenger – different mantles for messengers – mantle of guru different than mantle of messenger – many mantles not given because people have not qualified for them – accept your spiritual potential and do what it takes to fulfill it –


Question: Could you please clarify the following regarding messengers upon this planet. You said that there will be many messengers in the Aquarian Age. Are you speaking of the Aquarian Age as now or at a time when the fallen angels will no longer be on this earth? 

If the Mantle of Messenger is to be given to the many, is the Mantle of Guru also going to be given to all of these messengers.?
Are you saying that a messenger who is used by one, two or maybe three Masters, is the same as the Messenger who is used by the entire Spirit of the ascended masters and has the Mantle of Guru.

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

Thank you for raising some important questions. I have addressed the topic of messengers in several places in this section. If you study my previous teachings on this topic, you will see that I have several reasons for addressing the issue.

Throughout history, there has always been a tendency for religious people to develop a culture of exclusivity which makes them think that their religion, their religious leader or their messenger is the only true one. Some obvious examples is the idea that the Jews were not only God’s chosen people but that they were the only people chosen by God or that the Catholic Church was the only true Church of Jesus Christ.

You must understand that we of the ascended masters seek to work with people at whatever level of consciousness we find them at a particular time. Our goal is to raise these people to a higher level of consciousness where they can receive a more advanced spiritual teaching. There is a certain progression in the religious life of planet earth. If you consider the state of consciousness that most people had several thousand years ago, I am sure you can see that we of the ascended masters had limited options in terms of giving these people an advanced spiritual teaching.

Therefore, we have in the past allowed individuals to maintain the consciousness of exclusivity. This was simply a necessary stage because these people were not yet mature enough to let go of the feeling that they were somehow special in the eyes of God. The feeling that you are special in the eyes of God is not incorrect. However, God is no respecter of persons and therefore every human being is special in the eyes of God. God does not play favorites. Human beings play favorites because they are still caught in the duality and relativity of the lower state of consciousness. You are indeed special to God—as special as every other person.

During the Age of Pisces, it was my hope that humankind would be raised to a state of consciousness in which each person would see himself or herself as a son or daughter of God. Because the Christian religion did not fulfill my intent, we now have a situation in which many people have not come to the full recognition and acceptance of the fact that they are sons and daughters of God. When you do come to accept yourself as a son or daughter of God, you immediately lose the need to feel that you are somehow better than other human beings. Therefore, you can quickly move into a state of consciousness in which you recognize that all other people are also sons and daughters of God. In other words, once you begin to see God in yourself, you can quickly move to a higher state of consciousness in which you see God in everything.

As long as you have not attained this state of consciousness, you are caught in the relativity of the dualistic mind. Therefore, you cannot see that everything and everyone originated from the same source. You cannot see this because you do not see yourself as coming from God. As a result, you have a need to develop divisions and pass value judgments whereby you feel that because you belong to a certain organization or group, you are somehow special or above others.

We are now moving into the Age of Aquarius. The Age of Aquarius is not, as some New Age people seem to think, a done deal. The Age of Aquarius, or rather the Golden Age of Aquarius, will not manifest until a critical mass of people embody the consciousness of Aquarius. The consciousness of Aquarius requires people to fully recognize themselves as sons and daughters of God with the role of serving as co-creators with God. Only by doing so will they be able to serve as the instruments for bringing the Golden Age of Aquarius, what I have also called the kingdom of God, into full physical manifestation on this planet.

Because many people have not fully embraced the consciousness of Pisces, and do not dare to accept themselves as sons and daughters of God, they cannot enter the consciousness of Aquarius. I am aware that millions of people are not yet at a level of consciousness where they are able to make that switch in consciousness. However, it has from the beginning been my goal for my website to address the millions of people who are ready to embrace the consciousness of Pisces and quickly move into the consciousness of Aquarius.

I know this is a long explanation. I am giving it because I want to make it clear that the questions you raised cannot be answered in a way that will be acceptable to those who are still caught in the lower state of consciousness. Those people will not be able to understand what I am about to explain. They will keep looking for ways to justify their feeling that they are somehow better than others. Therefore, they will keep feeling that their organization or their messenger is the only true one.

As a spiritual teacher, you gradually learn to accept the fact that it is not possible to reach every human being with a spiritual message. I wish it was possible to change this fact, but after having descended to Hell, and to every state of consciousness between heaven and Hell, I have concluded that certain people are unreachable and they will remain unreachable until the school of hard knocks finally knocks some sense into them.

Let me now address your questions one by one.

You said that there will be many messengers in the Aquarian Age. Are you speaking of the Aquarian Age as now or at a time when the fallen angels will no longer be on this earth?

I am indeed speaking about the Aquarian age as being now and not at some future time. Yet, as I explained above, the Aquarian age will not manifest at a specific time or because certain planets line up in a specific way. The Aquarian age will only manifest through the consciousness of the people on earth. It will only manifest when a critical mass of people accept themselves as sons and daughters of God and therefore become messengers for the ascended masters in various capacities.

If the Mantle of Messenger is to be given to the many, is the Mantle of Guru also going to be given to all of these messengers?

As I have explained elsewhere in this section, there are many ways to be a messenger. I am aware that some people have interpreted my words in a way that goes beyond my intention. I would like to say that one of the most important corners one can turn on the spiritual path is when one comes to the realization that the lower mind and the human intellect have limitations. The essential characteristic of the dualistic mind is that it causes people to create an image of how they want reality to be. If people are not aware that they have created such an image, or if they do not see how the image affects their vision, they will read a spiritual teaching and think that it affirms what they want to believe. They will not be able to see the truth stated in that spiritual teaching. They will only see those parts of the teaching that seemingly confirm what they want to believe.

I have stated on this website that there will be many messengers in the Aquarian age. In fact, there are already many messengers and there have been for thousands of years. There has never been a situation on this planet in which we of the ascended masters were working exclusively through one person or one organization. We are always seeking to reach every human being on this planet with a spiritual message, and we are seeking to use whatever instruments are available to us at the time.

So I do want people to recognize that there is always more than one messenger. I also want them to realize that in the Aquarian age there will be, or so we hope, more messengers than at any previous time in the recent (known) history of this planet. Yet in one of the questions about messengership in the Aquarian age, I did make the following statement:

I am not saying that all involved with such an effort would necessarily serve as messengers at the same level. There are different mantles and different levels of messengership, and this must be recognized and respected.

I am aware that some people will read the entire answer and overlook this particular sentence. Yet the statement carries an extremely important message which I did not fully elaborate on because it went too far beyond the original question. The message of the previous statement is that while there will be many messengers, they will not all be serving at the same level or in the same capacity.

Many people serve as messengers without having received an official mantle as messenger. Yet we of the ascended masters do have different mantles for messengers. At any given time, there may be a number of people in embodiment who hold different mantles as messengers.

Some of the mantles are broader mantles that can be held by several people at the same time. In fact, there are some mantles that could be held by an unlimited number of people because anyone who meets the minimum requirements will be anointed with that mantle—if the person chooses to accept it.

This hierarchical structure is no different from the structure you find in so many businesses, governments or other organizations on earth. As you move towards the top of the hierarchical chain, you find mantles that are held by only a few people, or in some cases only by one person. Some of these higher mantles have a specific title. For example, there is a mantle which carries the title “The Messenger of the ascended masters.” This is a specific title or name for the mantle. It does not mean, and it was never intended to mean, that there is only one messenger for the ascended masters. However, it does mean that there is only one person (or in some cases two people sharing the same mantle) who holds that particular mantle. The reason is that the mantle with the title “The Messenger of the ascended masters” is given to a person who serves as the official spokesperson for us.

Compare this to the United States government. The White House has an official spokesperson who delivers official messages from the Office of the President. There is only one person who holds the title as White House spokesperson. Obviously, there are other people who from time to time speak on behalf of the president or the government. The Secretary of State or the Secretary of Defense might travel to foreign countries and speak on behalf of the president. Yet when it comes to delivering the official word, only the White House spokesperson fulfills that role.

So what I am saying here is that although there will be many messengers in the Age of Aquarius, not all of them will hold an official mantle and some mantles will be held by only one person. It is important for people to acknowledge this and respect the mantles given to anyone.

For the second part of the question, the mantle of Guru is different from the mantle of Messenger. A person can hold a mantle as Messenger without holding the mantle of Guru, and the other way around. Once again, there are many people who can hold a mantle as Guru. Once again, there are different levels of Gurus and different mantles as Guru.

Fulfilling the role of a Guru is, in certain ways, a greater responsibility than being a messenger. It would be beneficial for people to see messengership as a humble position. You simply receive a message and pass on the message, hopefully without distorting the message in the process. It is really up to the recipients how they deal with the message. In other words, this becomes the karma of the recipients and not the karma of the messenger (as long as the messenger has passed on a pure message).

When you take on the role of Guru, you take on a certain responsibility for the spiritual growth of a group of lifestreams. As such, you can actually take on the karma of the students or you can become responsible for karma made by the students while they are under your mantle. Therefore, this is a mantle that we only give to people who have reached a certain level of maturity and a certain level of consciousness.

Are you saying that a messenger who is used by one, two or maybe three Masters, is the same as the Messenger who is used by the entire Spirit of the ascended masters and has the Mantle of Guru.

As I have just explained, there are many different mantles. Some people might have a mantle to work with only one ascended master. Others might work with several masters. We also have a few mantles for people working with all masters. This is obviously a higher mantle than working with one master, yet it is not necessarily more important because it all depends on the task at hand. As stated above, we only have one mantle that is for an official spokesperson of the ascended masters. Yet there is more than one mantle that allows a person to receive messages from any member of the ascended masters.

As I explained in my introduction, some people are still caught in a state of consciousness where they feel a need for exclusivity. These people will invariably reason that we of the ascended masters can only speak through one particular messenger and when that messenger stops serving, we stop speaking to the people of earth. There are today many Christians who believe that because I stated that I came to fulfill the law and the prophets, God stopped speaking to the people of earth at the end of my ministry.

God will never stop speaking to his people and we of the ascended masters will never stop speaking to our unascended brothers and sisters. There have been times when no one on earth carried the official mantle as Messenger of the ascended masters. However this was not because the mantle was not needed but simply because no one had qualified to wear the mantle. As soon as a person raises his or her consciousness to fulfill the requirements for the mantle, the mantle will immediately be bestowed upon that person. There is an ongoing need for having someone in embodiment who can carry that mantle.

I must tell you that there are currently a number of mantles which we would like to give to people. However, because no one has yet met the requirements, the mantle cannot be given and the spiritual progression of humankind is being slowed down. We would like to see this situation changed as quickly as possible by having people make a conscious and determined effort to rise above the lower consciousness, to manifest individual Christhood and thereby become able to bear the mantles that they have the potential and the calling to bear. This is my entire purpose for dictating the book Master Keys to Personal Christhood. That book is meant to reach out to the people who, at inner levels, are ready to hold a spiritual mantle but who have not been able or willing to accept this with their outer consciousness.

Let me say to these people, “Let us be up and doing!” Stop intellectualizing or philosophizing about the various mantles of messengers and who is more important. Every human being is important to God and every spiritual mantle is important to God. Let us grow out of the immaturity and the relativity of the lower consciousness. Let us become mature sons and daughters of God so that each person can accept his or her unique role and begin to fulfill that role. The fallacy that springs from the lower consciousness is that because you see yourself as separated from God, you cannot accept that you are worthy to serve God and fulfill your spiritual potential. How many times can I say that this is a fallacy that will fade away under the all-penetrating rays from the sun of your spiritual self.

Once you turn and face your spiritual self, all of these concerns will fade away and you will focus all of your attention on your unique spiritual mission without ever considering that it is more or less important than the unique mission of any of your brothers and sisters. The lower consciousness cannot fathom uniqueness. It must divide uniqueness into separate compartments and set up a ranking for which compartments are more important than others. Yet when you truly understand the nature of uniqueness you see that it has no room for division. If everyone is unique, no one can be more unique than anyone else.

What is needed in this day and age is that those who are ready accept their individual Christhood and take up the spiritual mantles that they have the potential to wear. When you accept your mantle, you can also accept that other people have their unique mantles. You can begin to see that you are not in conflict or competition with others. Instead, the spiritual people of earth supplement each other and together they form a multifaceted whole. Only by coming together to form the one body of God on earth can spiritual people begin to have the impact that they are meant to have on this planet. The Aquarian Age is the age of community. Only by a critical mass of people working together for a greater goal – a spiritual goal – can the Golden Age of Aquarius be brought into physical manifestation.

 

 

Copyright © 2003 by Kim Michaels

When messages and messengers contradict each other

TOPICS: Under your own vine and fig tree – ascended masters do not grant exclusivity – seeker of truth or follower of doctrine – no fixed doctrine – how to deal with contradictions – contradictions a matter of perspective – key is to raise consciousness – teachings colored by consciousness of the messenger – a messenger can be wrong without being false – no person or institution is ultimate authority – how the ego creates conflicts – a support network – different levels of messengership – the dualistic mind can reject any message – no messenger can reach all people –


Question: In the Aquarian age, I believe there will be many spokespersons for the spiritual brotherhood. I also believe that, because no one is an entirely clear ”pane of glass” when receiving messages, there will be times that even true messengers contradict one another. For example, your true messenger, Padre Pio, would tell people to repudiate their belief in reincarnation, because as a Catholic he could not accept this doctrine as a possibility.
You have said often here that it is necessary for people to apply their Christ discernment in determining truth. Can you also give us an understanding of how we can live in an era of expanded progressive revelation, in which there may be more than one person we accept as true messengers—yet who might be contradicting one another in certain doctrinal points? How do we avoid getting into disagreements as to whose messenger is the ultimate authority?
Additionally, perhaps you would also give a teaching meant for those who are now, or will one day be, messengers for their own Christ Self or sponsoring Master. How is it that a messenger can deliver a message for the Brotherhood in such a way that the message can
give the lifestream an opportunity to come into a higher understanding on certain matters, without giving an opportunity to the dualistic mind to reject it based on some fact or doctrinal point with which it does not agree?

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

You raise many important questions.

You are quite right that in the Aquarian age there will be many messengers of the ascended masters. This will happen for many reasons. One is that we do not want to see the emergence of another totalitarian church that can monopolize and distort the original teachings of a true messenger. I am, of course, referring to the church that distorted my true teachings. It will also happen because in the Aquarian age each person needs to sit under the vine and fig tree of his or her Christ Self and Spiritual Self. By having many messengers, we can set examples that will make it easier for people to accept that every human being has the potential to commune with the spiritual realm.

The consequence of this fact is that the time has passed when one organization or one person can claim to be the exclusive messenger of the ascended masters. This claim is outdated, and we will not grant exclusivity to any person or organization (in reality, we never did).

Obviously, this does not mean that anyone who claims to be communing with the spiritual realm is actually communing with the ascended masters. Some will be communing with lower realms that are not part of the true spiritual brotherhood. Nevertheless, even this serves a certain function in terms of giving people the opportunity to sharpen their personal discernment.

Obviously, the appearance of multiple messengers opens the possibility that they might contradict each other. The essential question in this respect is the following, “Do you consider yourself to be a seeker of truth or a follower of doctrine?

If you are a seeker, then you are always looking for a higher understanding than what you have right now. You never allow yourself to think that you have found some kind of ultimate doctrine or an absolute understanding of life. The simple fact behind this statement is that in this world there is no absolute doctrine. The limitations of words and images and the limitations of people’s state of consciousness make it impossible to bring forth an absolute doctrine.

The simplest way to avoid conflicts over doctrinal points is to never accept any fixed doctrine. Who needs doctrine when the Living Word of God is flowing in their midst? People only create fixed doctrines when they have lost the Living Word. Once you have fully understood and accepted that no final doctrine exists, then you see different ways to approach a situation in which two messengers, two religious doctrines or two spiritual teachings make statements that seem contradictory or even mutually exclusive.

When faced with such seeming contradictions, most people tend to think in terms of black and white and reason that one of the statements must be absolutely right and the opposing statement must be absolutely wrong. People often fall into the trap of thinking that if a certain person makes a statement that they consider to be wrong, then everything else that person ever said must also be wrong. Perhaps they even reason that the person must be a false messenger or a tool of the devil. You might call this relative thinking, linear thinking or black-and-white thinking.

If you are a true seeker, you must make a conscious and determined effort to rise above and stay above that state of consciousness. When you are not trapped in this state of consciousness, you have a number of options for dealing with a situation in which two spiritual teachings seem to disagree. You might begin by realizing that none of the two statements were ever meant to be absolute statements. Therefore, none of the two statements contain a complete understanding of that particular issue.

You can now reason that there must be a higher understanding of the issue. When you attain that understanding you might realize that the two statements were only contradictory when seen from a certain point of view, a certain state of consciousness.

You can even take this to a higher level and realize that in heaven there are no contradictions. There is only one truth, but there are many ways to express that truth. When you are caught in the relativity of the dualistic mind, you tend to think that because there is only one truth, there should be only one way to express that truth. You tend to think that contradictions between two different spiritual teachings must prove that one is right and one is wrong. A difference of opinion always leads to conflict.

When you rise above that state of consciousness, you realize the futility of arguing about which doctrine is the only true doctrine. Instead, you should use all of your time and attention on attaining a higher understanding, even a higher state of consciousness, that will resolve the seeming conflict.

Another option is to realize that no messenger is a completely clear pane of glass. We of the ascended masters are constantly seeking to bring forth new ideas and new spiritual teachings. In doing so, we seek to work with people who can serve as the open door for bringing forth such ideas. However, the ideas always come through the consciousness of an individual. Therefore, there is always a possibility that the teachings will be somewhat colored by the consciousness of the messenger. In fact, the teachings are always somewhat colored by the consciousness of the messenger.

If you are caught in a lower state of consciousness, you will reason that this makes any messenger worthless. You might even reject the idea of communing with the ascended masters and cling to an orthodox doctrine which you for some reason believe to be infallible. God has given people free will, and I accept people’s right to make the choice to cling to an orthodox doctrine. However, this website is directed towards people who are seekers of truth and who are open to a higher understanding.

When you are a seeker of truth, you realize that there is nothing inherently wrong with the fact that a spiritual message is colored by the consciousness of the messenger. There are several reasons why is this is perfectly in order:

  • We of the ascended masters always release a message for the purpose of reaching a specific group of people. When we select a messenger, we look for a person who is acceptable to our target audience. If people can identify with the messenger, it is more likely that they will accept the message. When the message is given through the consciousness of the messenger, the message automatically takes on a certain tone and expression that makes it more palatable to the target audience. In other words, the coloring of the message, makes the message more palatable.
  • We of the ascended masters are never trying to bring forth an absolute doctrine. We are trying to bring forth a teaching that will help a particular group of people rise to a higher level of consciousness. Therefore, our message is always adapted to the consciousness of the people so that they can accept it and use it as a stepladder for climbing higher.
  • There are many examples of how a group of students have used a teaching we gave through a sponsored messenger to build a closed mental box. Sometimes we will then give teachings through a new messenger that either challenge or seemingly contradict what was said earlier. This is done deliberately to challenge people to re-examine their mental box and come up higher. We are seeking to divide the way between those who cling to the old and those who are willing to follow us in our never-ending stream of progressive revelation. Consider that is you use an old teaching as an excuse for not following us, you are not a truly loyal to your own growth.

This explains why a person with the spiritual attainment of Padre Pio could deny reincarnation. Padre Pio’s mission was to work within the context of the Catholic Church. It was not his mission to challenge the Catholic Church as an institution, and therefore it was not his role to challenge church doctrine. Another factor is that Padre Pio was an orthodox Catholic and therefore he simply could not have been used as a messenger for a mission that reached beyond the doctrines of the Catholic Church. For example, he could not have been used as a messenger for this website.

So what you see here is that it is quite possible that a messenger can have certain basic beliefs which that person considers to be above questioning. Therefore, when the person receives a spiritual teaching from above, the spiritual teaching will be expressed in a way that will not conflict, and it might even seem to confirm, those basic beliefs.

In many cases, we of the ascended masters have had to work with messengers who had certain basic beliefs that they were not willing to challenge. We have worked with such people, because we could still produce a beneficial effect. Yet we would much prefer to work with messengers who did not have such a personal agenda or such unquestionable beliefs.

Another way to approach conflicts between various messengers is to realize that a messenger can sometimes be wrong. The person might get an inaccurate message or a person’s beliefs might color the message. This does not mean that the person is not a true messenger. It simply means that no person is a perfect messenger. If you want a perfect messenger, then you must ascend to heaven. Of course, up here you no longer need a messenger.

You must understand that the imperfections or the personal idiosyncrasies of messengers actually serve an important function. You are quite right that we of the ascended masters want to see many people reach a level of Christhood that allows them to be used as messengers in some capacity. Therefore, it is important for us to demonstrate that people can be used as servants of the ascended masters even though they are not, from an outer human perspective, perfect.

One of the most important ideas I am trying to communicate on my website is that I did not come to earth to be elevated to an idol that no one can follow. I came to be an example for all to follow. This is the purpose for any true messenger of the ascended masters. We do not want a messenger to appear as being somehow so far above other people that nobody dares to follow the messenger’s example. Instead, we want people to say, “Well, if that person can serve as a messenger while still having personal imperfections, then perhaps I too can be worthy to serve the ascended masters.”

In other words, we do not send messengers to discourage other people from striving to become our servants. We send messengers to encourage everyone to become worthy servants in one capacity or another.

Let me comment on specific aspects of your question:

How do we avoid getting into disagreements as to whose messenger is the ultimate authority?

To achieve this goal, you must accept that there never has been and never will be any person on earth who is the ultimate authority in matters relating to God. I am an ascended master, but I do not claim to be the ultimate authority in matters relating to God. I realize that there are things about God that I do not know or understand. Therefore, the ultimate authority in all matters relating to God is God. There is none good but God.

You need to recognize that the desire to find an ultimate authority on earth springs from the dualistic mind. People’s need for security in an insecure world makes them long for some kind of ultimate doctrine or authority figure. People want to feel that as long as they blindly follow the outer doctrine or the outer leader, they will automatically be saved.

When you become a spiritual seeker, you must let go of this need to find security outside yourself. Instead, you must seek the only true form of security, namely the inner security that is based on the rock of your personal Christ Self.

In the here and now, in your present state of consciousness, you are the ultimate authority, because you are the one who decides which ideas you will accept and which ideas you will not accept. The real question is whether you accept ideas based on the claims made by some earthly authority or whether you accept only what is confirmed by your Christ self.

If you are a true seeker, you will always refer an idea to your Christ self. You will never make a decision concerning the validity of an idea with your outer mind. You will refer the matter to your Christ self and seek to find a higher understanding.

When you get an understanding from within, you will acknowledge that although it is valid, it might not be the ultimate understanding. Instead, it is the highest understanding you can receive and accept, given your present state of consciousness. What I am saying here is that when people are still identified with the dualistic mind, they will want to set up an outer authority or doctrine and define it as infallible. When you rise above that level of consciousness, and become a seeker of truth, you realize that there is no ultimate understanding on earth.

I fully realize that it can be difficult for people to make the transition from following an outer doctrine to following the inner directions of their Christ selves. Most people find that they must go through a transition phase that can seem confusing or even disturbing.

Many spiritual people have abandoned the belief in an infallible doctrine only to find that they are somewhat adrift. They often miss the security they had when they believed in an infallible doctrine, and they feel like it is difficult to know what is true and what is not true. The way to quickly move beyond this phase is to realize that it is a necessary step towards growth.

You cannot move higher on the spiritual path unless you let go of some aspect of your present beliefs. You cannot grow unless you open your mind to a higher understanding, and to do that you must be willing to look beyond your current understanding. This is no different than learning any new skill. When a teenager moves away from home, he or she often feels somewhat adrift. Yet that person will eventually find a personal footing.

Therefore, my advice is to accept the necessity of going through a certain period of uncertainty before you attain a more direct contact with your Christ Self. If you want to shorten the transition, use the technique for attaining contact with your Christ self and the other tools we have given.

The ultimate authority for your personal life, your personal path, is your Christ self. When you have contact with your Christ self, you become non-attached to outer doctrines or authority figures. Instead of following the doctrines and authorities of this world, you follow the only true authority, namely the Christ within. This does not mean that you should ignore outer teachings. They often serve as valuable inspiration that allows your Christ self to give you a higher understanding.

On a more practical note, I would like see the formation of a network of people who are committed to supporting each other, each other’s personal growth and each others communion with the ascended masters. This includes becoming more attuned with the Christ Self and thereby being able to serve as a messenger for the ascended masters. If you have a group effort, and if you are willing to compare notes, you can help each other weed out the messages that might not be correct or complete.

Obviously, such an organization or network can only be successful if the members are willing to set aside personal pride, a judgmental attitude, the desire to always be right or the need to be infallible. People must also will be willing to give up the need to be an absolute authority on earth. This requires great humility, yet if the humility is present, great progress could be achieved through such a meeting of minds and hearts.

I am not saying that all involved with such an effort would necessarily serve as messengers at the same level. There are different mantles and different levels of messengership, and this must be recognized and respected. Yet even a person with a very high mantle can benefit from working with others in a constant effort to refine the connection to the ascended masters. Being a Christed one on earth, being a messenger on earth, is a lifelong commitment and an ongoing learning process. I would like to see a gathering of hearts who are willing to overcome their personal pride and are willing to support their brothers and sisters for the purpose of raising all to a higher level of consciousness and a higher level of service.

The willingness to allow a spiritual message to challenge your present beliefs is the greatest hope for the progress of humankind. This ability is the most important ability that a seeker of truth can cultivate. I encourage everyone to consider what I have said earlier about never accepting an ultimate doctrine. When you rise above the need to find security in the outer world and realize that the only source of security is the rock of your own Christ Self, you will be able to let go of all attachments to your present beliefs.

Consider what it will take to permanently leave the earth behind and ascend to heaven. To walk into the kingdom of heaven, you must let go of any and all personal attachments to the things of this world. Such attachments very much include the beliefs, the ideas and the doctrines that you hold on to and consider infallible. To truly enter the gates of heaven, you must be willing to question any doctrine and look for higher understanding than what can be expressed in this relative world.

How is it that a messenger can deliver a message for the Brotherhood in such a way that the message can give the lifestream an opportunity to come into a higher understanding on certain matters, without giving an opportunity to the dualistic mind to reject it based on some fact or doctrinal point with which it does not agree?

It is impossible to give a spiritual message that the dualistic mind cannot reject. The lifestream must be open to a higher understanding, or a messenger can do nothing for that lifestream. However, we of the ascended masters are always looking for messengers who can walk a narrow balance of compelling people to come up higher without arousing the dualistic mind in such a way that people reject the message or the messenger.

You might consider that being a messenger is like walking a tightrope. If you lean too far to one side, you arouse the dualistic mind. If you stay completely balanced, you can reach the lifestream. However, no messenger will ever be able to reach all people on earth. There are currently so many levels of consciousness on this planet that one message simply cannot appeal to all.

Therefore, do not fall into the trap of thinking that a messenger should compromise the message in order to reach more people. By doing so you will only water down the message until it neither offends nor liberates anyone. A messenger must remain true to his or her mission and not be concerned that some people will reject the message.

To reach more people, we of the ascended masters have given many different religions. That is why we hope that in the new age there will be many people who can serve as messengers. We hope to find at least one messenger for each group of people on earth. Ideally, we would like to see that each human being has the opportunity to personally relate to at least one true messenger. For that to happen, we need many true messengers, and we need them to work together to the greatest extent possible.

 

Copyright © 2003 by Kim Michaels

Why is channeling contradictory?

TOPICS: different levels of vibration – beings in different realms – one realm is astral plane – astral beings seek to manipulate humans in order to steal energy – difficult to rise higher than your teacher – the risk of channeling – Hitler channeled dark forces – being open without being unbalanced –  impure motives –  balance is the key to growth – using your Christ self to discern spirits –


Question: Why do so many different channelers give messages that clearly contradict each other?

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

The teachings on this website explain that God’s creation is made of energy. There are many levels of God’s creation, and they are separated only by their vibration. The human mind has the ability to tune in to the different levels of God’s creation. By turning the dial of consciousness, a person can receive ideas or messages from other realms.

There are several realms that are beyond the material universe but their vibration is too low to make them part of the spiritual world. One such realm is what we call the psychic realm or the astral plane. There are a large number of beings that reside in this realm. On earth, you see that human beings are in many different states of consciousness. The same holds true in the astral realm.

At the lower levels of the astral realm, you find beings that clearly have an aggressive intent. Such beings will deliberately seek to manipulate human beings for various purposes, including stealing their spiritual energy.

At the middle levels of the astral realm, you find beings who do not have an evil intent but are simply acting out of ignorance. At the higher levels of the astral realm, you find beings who have attained a certain level of spiritual understanding. Such beings might appear wise or advanced to people in the material world.

These beings might not have any evil intent, and they might be able to give people directions or teachings that contain a certain amount of truth. However, you need to ask yourself why these beings are residing in the astral realm and why they have not ascended to the spiritual realm. The reason is that for various psychological reasons, these beings have become stuck at that level of God’s creation. Therefore, if you continue to commune with such beings, you run the risk of getting stuck at that same level.

For most students, it is difficult to rise higher than the consciousness of their teacher. Therefore, when you select your spiritual teacher, you want to select a teacher who is a member of the ascended masters. If you want maximum spiritual growth and if you want to ascend to the spiritual realm, why would you select a teacher who resides at a lower level?

It is not my intention to make an absolute statement which denounces channeling as being automatically dangerous. However, I am aware that some New Age people subscribe to the idea that there is no risk associated with channeling. I must tell you frankly that this idea is incorrect.

In its broadest sense, channeling can be described as a process whereby a person on earth turns the dial of consciousness and tunes in to a level of God’s creation that is beyond the material universe. However, if you think everything beyond the material universe is good and spiritual, then you are suffering from a very dangerous illusion.

To see the danger of this illusion, you only need to look at the actions of human beings. Why do you think certain people commit acts that are clearly evil? The reason is that these people have attuned their consciousness to a lower level of God’s creation. For example, you might know that Adolf Hitler was fascinated by the occult. In reality, he was a channel for dark forces who manipulated him and used him for their purposes. By looking at Hitler’s life and death, it should be obvious that channeling is not a risk-free activity.

Some people have allowed dark forces from the astral realm to influence or even take over their consciousness. Therefore, such people are often the tools of dark forces, whether it be willingly or unwillingly, knowingly or unknowingly.

What I am trying to explain here is that if you assume that channeling is risk-free, then you have stepped into one extreme. The other extreme is represented by people who never dare to turn the dial of consciousness to reach for something beyond the material universe. Both types of people take an unbalanced approach to spiritual growth.

If you look at some of the most spiritual people on earth, you will see that there is only one reason why these people are spiritual. The reason is that they have turned the dial of consciousness and tuned in to the spiritual realm. Through this attunement, these people receive insights, understanding and sometimes various types of messages from the spiritual realm.

Many people on earth are already open and attuned to something beyond the material universe, and many more will become open in the coming decades. This openness is very much a part of the spiritual plan for raising the consciousness of humankind. Generally, I do not want people to close their minds. However, I strongly advise people to consider what level, which radio station, they contact.

I encourage people to learn how to turn the dial of consciousness and tune in to something beyond the material world. However, I obviously want people to learn how to tune in to the spiritual world without tuning in to any of the lower realms. To do this, you need to attain discernment, so that you can know what is of the spiritual world and what is of lower worlds. This discernment can be attained only by putting on your personal Christhood.

I must tell you frankly that I see many wonderful people in the New Age movement who are very open to the idea that human beings can communicate with the spiritual world. However, some of these people attempt to take heaven by force, and they attempt this communion with impure motives. Such motives can include pride, a need for self-aggrandizement, a need for power and control or a desire for phenomena that are beyond the ordinary. If you seek inner communion out of an inordinate desire or with impure motives, your are likely to tune in to a level that is below the spiritual realm.

Therefore, you should be very conscious of your motives, as I explain in the book The Christ Is Born in You.  The best way to overcome imperfect motives is to make a sincere effort to engage in the path of building your personal Christhood. Seek first the kingdom of God, seek first the Christ consciousness, and all else shall be added onto you.

Balance is always the key to spiritual growth. There are those who say that because of the risk of contacting psychic forces, you should never attempt any type of personal communion. If you accept this idea, how can you rise above a certain level on the path? On the other hand, it is clearly dangerous to say that anyone should attempt communion and that there is no risk involved.

At a certain level of the spiritual path, a person needs to develop the ability to reach beyond the material universe and to commune with the spiritual realm. However, this communion should happen only through the person’s Christ self. Through that Christ self, you can try the spirits and know whether they are of God.

If you never attempt such communion, you simply cannot grow beyond a certain level. However, if you attempt this communion without discernment, you do run a risk. Therefore, focus your attention on developing Christhood, and do not seek to force inner communion. Simply build your Christhood, and let your spiritual teacher find you when you are ready.

This is the concept I described in the parable about the virgins who made themselves ready for the arrival of the bridegroom. If a lifestream seeks to force the process, it might end up with the wrong bridegroom, and it will not be a marriage made in heaven.

Some people are so stuck in a materialistic state of consciousness that they cannot commune with anything beyond the material world. If you have risen above that level and attained some communion, why not make the extra effort to achieve Christ discernment? Why not make sure that you commune with the true Masters in the spiritual realm and not beings on lower levels?

My colleagues and I are ready and willing to commune with anyone who achieves a certain measure of Christhood. Seek us with discernment and pure motives and you will find us.

 

Copyright © 2003 by Kim Michaels

Jesus speaks about channeling

TOPICS: Many people can turn the dial of consciousness – many tune in to the psychic realm – astral beings with different intent – select ascended masters as your teacher – the risk of channeling – Hitler was a channel for dark forces – dark forces can take over your mind – be balanced and use discernment – many people can tune in to the spiritual realm – many people can develop their attunement – learn to read vibration based on knowing higher vibrations – examine your motives – you cannot grow without trying – the key is balance – try the spirits – seek Christhood first –


Question: Jesus, what is your view of channeling?

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

The teachings on this website explain that God’s creation is made of energy. There are many levels of God’s creation, and they are separated only by their vibration. The human mind has the ability to tune in to the different levels of God’s creation. By turning the dial of consciousness, a person can receive ideas or messages from other realms.

There are several realms that are beyond the material universe but their vibration is too low to make them part of the spiritual world. One such realm is what we call the psychic realm or the astral plane. There are a large number of beings that reside in this realm. On earth, you see that human beings are in many different states of consciousness. The same holds true in the astral realm.

  • At the lower levels of the astral realm, you find beings that clearly have an evil intent. Such beings will deliberately seek to manipulate human beings for various purposes, including stealing their spiritual energy.
  • At the middle levels of the astral realm, you find beings who do not have an evil intent but are simply acting out of ignorance. At the higher levels of the astral realm, you find beings who have attained a certain level of spiritual understanding. Such beings might appear wise or advanced to people in the material world.
  • These beings might not have any evil intent, and they might be able to give people directions or teachings that contain a certain amount of truth. However, you need to ask yourself why these beings are residing in the astral realm and why they have not ascended to the spiritual realm. The reason is that for various psychological reasons, these beings have become stuck at that level of God’s creation. Therefore, if you continue to commune with such beings, you run the risk of getting stuck at that same level.
  • For most students, it is difficult to rise higher than the consciousness of their teacher. Therefore, when you select your spiritual teacher, you want to select a teacher who is a member of the ascended masters. If you want maximum spiritual growth and if you want to ascend into the spiritual realm, why would you select a teacher who resides at a lower level? Of course, if you only want “spiritual entertainment” then many astral beings are experts at telling people exactly what their egos want to hear.

It is not my intention to make an absolute statement which denounces channeling as being automatically dangerous. However, I am aware that some New Age people subscribe to the idea that there is no risk associated with channeling. I must tell you frankly that this idea is incorrect.

In its broadest sense, channeling can be described as a process whereby a person on earth turns the dial of consciousness and tunes in to a level of God’s creation that is beyond the material universe. However, if you think everything beyond the material universe is good and spiritual, then you are suffering from a very dangerous illusion.

To see the danger of this illusion, you only need to look at the actions of human beings. Why do you think certain people commit acts that are clearly evil? The reason is that these people have attuned their consciousness to a lower level of God’s creation. For example, you might know that Adolf Hitler was fascinated by the occult. In reality, he was a channel for dark forces who manipulated him and used him for their purposes. By looking at Hitler’s life and death, it should be obvious that channeling is not a risk-free activity.

Some people have allowed dark forces from the astral realm to influence or even take over their consciousness. Therefore, such people are often the tools of dark forces, whether it be willingly or unwillingly, knowingly or unknowingly.

What I am trying to explain here is that if you assume that channeling is risk-free, then you have stepped into one extreme. The other extreme is represented by people who never dare to turn the dial of consciousness to reach for something beyond the material universe. Both types of people take an unbalanced approach to spiritual growth.

If you look at some of the most spiritual people on earth, you will see that there is only one reason why these people are spiritual. The reason is that they have turned the dial of consciousness and tuned in to the spiritual realm. Through this attunement, these people receive insights, understanding and sometimes various types of messages from the spiritual realm.

Many people on earth are already open and attuned to something beyond the material universe, and many more will become open in the coming decades. This openness is very much a part of the spiritual plan for raising the consciousness of humankind. Generally, I do not want people to close their minds. However, I strongly advise people to consider what level, which radio station, they contact.

I encourage people to learn how to turn the dial of consciousness and tune in to something beyond the material world. However, I obviously want people to learn how to tune in to the spiritual world without tuning in to any of the lower realms. To do this, you need to attain discernment, so that you can know what is of the spiritual world and what is of lower worlds. This discernment can be attained only by putting on your personal Christhood, and I give many tools and teachings to help people achieve this.

I must tell you frankly that I see many wonderful people in the New Age movement who are very open to the idea that human beings can communicate with the spiritual world. However, some of these people attempt to take heaven by force, and they attempt this communion with impure motives. Such motives can include pride, a need for self-aggrandizement, a need for power and control or a desire for phenomena that are beyond the ordinary. If you seek inner communion out of an inordinate desire or with impure motives, your are likely to tune in to a level that is below the spiritual realm.

Therefore, you should be very conscious of your motives. The best way to overcome imperfect motives is to make a sincere effort to engage in the path of building your personal Christhood. Seek first the kingdom of God, seek first the Christ consciousness, and all else shall be added onto you.

Balance is always the key to spiritual growth. There are those who say that because of the risk of contacting psychic forces, you should never attempt any type of personal communion. If you accept this idea, how can you rise above a certain level on the path? On the other hand, it is clearly dangerous to say that anyone should attempt communion and that there is no risk involved.

At a certain level of the spiritual path, a person needs to develop the ability to reach beyond the material universe and to commune with the spiritual realm. However, this communion should happen only through the person’s Christ Self. Through that Christ self, you can try the spirits and know whether they are of God.

If you never attempt such communion, you simply cannot grow beyond a certain level. However, if you attempt this communion without discernment, you do run a risk. Therefore, focus your attention on developing Christhood, and do not seek to force inner communion. Simply build your Christhood, and let your spiritual teacher find you when you are ready.

This is the concept I described in the parable about the virgins who made themselves ready for the arrival of the bridegroom. If a lifestream seeks to force the process, it might end up with the wrong bridegroom, and it will not be a marriage made in heaven.

Some people are so stuck in a materialistic state of consciousness that they cannot commune with anything beyond the material world. If you have risen above that level and attained some communion, why not make the extra effort to achieve Christ discernment? Why not make sure that you commune with the true Masters in the spiritual realm and not beings on lower levels?

My colleagues and I are ready and willing to commune with anyone who achieves a certain measure of Christhood. Seek us with discernment and pure motives and you will find us.

 

Copyright © 2003 by Kim Michaels

Do the ascended masters have only one messenger?

TOPICS: Different ways to be a messenger – unconscious messengers – messengers who do not state their source – conscious and open messengers – pure motives are essential – a spiritual mantle – Jesus attempted to establish tradition of progressive revelation – esoteric knowledge not taught in public – no perfect messengers – masters want to reach many different groups of people – all who attain some Christhood can serve as messengers – millions of people needed to bring forth new ideas – new cycle – outpouring of the spirit – certain dangers – the need for centralized power – divide and conquer – the universal path beyond all expressions – the universal brotherhood of light –


Question: Do the ascended masters have only messenger at a time, and will these teachings replace those of other messengers?

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

These are very important questions, and the short answer to both of them is “no.” To expand this answer, let us clarify the meaning of the term “messenger.”

The simplest definition of a messenger is a person who receives a message from a source outside him/herself and then delivers that message to someone else. However, in this context we are talking about a person who acts as a messenger between the ascended masters and people who are not yet able to contact us directly. Therefore, we are talking about a person who is able to raise his or her consciousness to the level of the Christ consciousness (at least on a temporary basis) and therefore receive an idea, an image or a worded message directly from us. The messenger then shares this “message” with people who are not yet able to raise their consciousness to that level. The person might deliver this message in many different ways (for example, the composer Handel acted as a messenger, when he brought forth “The Messiah”).

There are different ways to be a messenger, and there are levels of messengership. Some people are unconscious messengers, and they receive ideas or messages in the form of intuitive insights. These people might not know where the insights come from, and in some cases they claim the ideas as their own.

At a higher level of messengership, people know that the intuitive insights come from a higher source. They might see this source as their higher selves or as spiritual beings from a higher octave or dimension. However, this does not mean that such messengers need to state the source of the messages. We have many messengers who serve faithfully without ever disclosing the source, and this is perfectly in order.

At a still higher level of messengership, you have people whose mission makes it necessary to openly declare that they are serving in the capacity of messengers for the ascended masters (often using a different term than “messenger”). We have had a number of such messengers throughout history, going back to Abraham (and beyond). We have had such messengers in almost every religious tradition and some messengers even served outside a formal religion.

By studying the lives of such people, you will see that they have often been exposed to persecution from the forces of this world. You might notice that my life was a perfect example of this persecution. This is one reason why many conscious messengers do not announce their messengership to the world.

Even when people do declare that they are messengers for us, there are many levels of messengership. You must understand that being a messenger is not something you can do with the lower consciousness of the dualistic mind. There are people in the world who claim to be messengers, yet who are not messengers for the ascended masters. These people have impure motives for wanting to be messengers, and therefore, they often seek to take heaven (and messengership) by force. Consequently, they can end up being a channel for lower or psychic forces.

To be a true messenger, you need to raise your consciousness and manifest a certain level of personal Christhood. Therefore, anyone who manifests a certain level of Christhood can and will (if willing) serve as a messenger in some capacity. However, this does not mean that we want all such people to declare themselves as messengers, because we do not want them to be exposed to the persecution of the world.

Before we encourage a person to declare that he or she is a messenger, we always try to protect that person from the onslaught of the forces of this world. Part of this protection is that we give the messenger a certain transfer of light, a certain anointment, a certain spiritual mantle. The mantle serves to protect the messenger, and it facilitates the transfer of light through the messenger. Without such a mantle, it would be very dangerous for a person to openly declare that he or she is a messenger.

Even when a person receives a mantle as messenger, there are different types of mantles and different levels of mantles. As a messenger grows in experience and proves “faithful over a few things,” his or her mantle will be expanded.

Throughout history, we have had a number of messengers. The number of messengers has increased greatly over the last century because of a special dispensation. During my mission on earth, I attempted to create a tradition of progressive revelation through the Holy Spirit. You will see this in the early days of Christianity, when my disciples preached by the Holy Spirit. If that tradition had been kept alive, there would have been a widespread and well-established tradition whereby we could speak through many different people in many different capacities. However, for reasons explained elsewhere on this site, this original vision did not come to pass.

As we neared the end of the Piscean Age, it became obvious to the ascended masters that a new approach was needed. Up until that point, there was certain knowledge, certain esoteric teachings, that had never been released to the general public. Such knowledge was only taught in secret to those who were ready for a higher understanding of the law. You will see this in the fact that I taught the multitudes in parables and expounded all things to my disciples. Even during the Dark Ages and the Inquisition, this esoteric knowledge was taught through secret societies and brotherhoods.

In the late 1800’s, we of the ascended masters decided to lift the restriction on teaching esoteric knowledge to the general public. Therefore, a new dispensation was given whereby this knowledge would now be made available in printed form, so that anyone with an open mind could find such teachings.

As a result of this new dispensation, the past century has seen a number of people and organizations who acted in the capacity of true messengers for the ascended masters. Obviously, the past century has also seen an increase in false messengers, who claim to represent us, yet their teachings do not originate from us.

I am currently working with a number of messengers on this planet. Some are unconscious, some are conscious and some are declared messengers. When I survey past and present messengers, I must tell you that in some I see a need to feel that they are the only messenger or even the only messenger who has ever served on planet earth. In some cases, we allow a person to have this desire, because we can still use that person as a messenger.

The simple fact is that you do not have to be humanly perfect to serve as a messenger for the ascended masters. If you want a perfect messenger, you need to ascend to heaven. Of course, when you ascend to heaven, you no longer need a messenger. Therefore, the dream of a perfect messenger springs from the human consciousness, and I suggest that all sincere seekers abandon that dream. It simply will not serve you on your spiritual path.

Why do we always seek to work with as many messengers as possible? One reason is that we are constantly trying to reach every human being on earth. This simply cannot be done through one religion or one messenger. People will only listen to a messenger if they can identify with that messenger. Therefore, to reach many different groups of people, we need many different messengers. Another reason is that we of the ascended masters know how difficult it is to be a messenger, and we also know the unpredictability of the human psyche. If you think we are serious about saving the world (and we are), do you really think we would put all of our eggs in one basket?

We of the ascended masters always seek to work with people at their present level of consciousness. Then, we seek to raise them to the next level. This is true for all messengers, no matter their level of service or their spiritual mantle. You should always assume that as long as a person is in physical embodiment on planet earth, that person still has something to learn. Why should you make this assumption? Because even here in heaven all of us still have something to learn about God.

The final point I want to make is that to attain the correct perspective on messengers, you need to walk the path of personal Christhood. When you walk that path, you gradually begin to establish contact with your higher self, your Christ Self. The Christ Self is the mediator between human beings and God. Therefore, through your Christ Self you have a direct line of contact to the ascended masters (your spiritual teachers).

Obviously, when a person establishes that line of contact, we of the ascended masters can use that person as a messenger in some capacity. Therefore, I want everyone to see that they have the potential to be messengers at some level. This does not mean that I want everyone to openly declare that they are messengers. I do not need hundreds of people who write books in my name. However, I do need millions of people who are willing to use their expertise in a specific field to bring forth ideas from the ascended masters. I need millions of people who are willing to simply live and speak such ideas in their daily lives.

When you talk about messengership, it is important to understand that planet earth is going through a very intense period of spiritual transformation. Many spiritually interested people are aware that the earth is moving out of the Age of Pisces and into the Age of Aquarius. The Age of Aquarius is the age of the Holy Spirit. It is an age like the one described in the Old Testament prophecy of Joel:

28  And it shall come to pass afterward, I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.

Therefore, we are quickly moving into an age where there will be many messengers, serving at various capacities. I hope you can see that when such an outpouring of Spirit takes place, there are always potential dangers. The biggest danger is that those who receive a portion of the Holy Spirit will begin to claim it as their own or claim that they are the only ones who have received the true spirit and that all others have received the false spirit. Even in the early days of Christianity, this happened amongst my followers, and it was one of the reasons why they eventually lost the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

Therefore, I hope that many people will begin to understand that in this new age you should not hold on to the belief that there can be only one true messenger, one true church or one true teaching. I have explained this further in my answer to the question of whether there is only one true church.

During the Age of Pisces, my vision was the establishment of a loosely-knit network of people striving for personal Christhood as well as preaching and demonstrating that Christhood. I did not envision the emergence of one totalitarian church that squashed all others. However, this was the danger of the Age of Pisces. It was an age in which humankind had to transcend the need for centralized power and control. During this age, you saw a number of attempts to establish such centralized power and control. You have also seen most of them fail, and one perfect example is world communism.

Obviously, the big centralized churches is another example. Even now, such churches are losing members and they will continue to lose members as long as they attempt to hold on to centralized power, centralized control and the idea that they are the only true church. I can assure you that in the new age of Aquarius, most people will no longer buy into the idea that there has to be only one true church. Likewise, most people will not accept the idea that there has to be only one or one true messenger.

I know that an increasing number of people are able to recognize that we of the ascended masters do send messengers to earth. I sincerely hope that all of these people will let go of the idea that there has to be only one messenger. I hope that the many different messengers that I am currently working with, and the followers of the messengers we have sent over the past century, will be able to transcend all differences. I hope they will come together and recognize that they are all part of the same movement.

I hope they will recognize that all true messengers have brought forth valid teachings and that we of the ascended masters would prefer not to repeat ourselves too many times. Therefore, one messenger brought forth a particular teaching that you will not find with the same amount of detail elsewhere. If you are a sincere student of the universal path, is it wise to confine your studies to one particular organization?

Where is your loyalty? Is it to one particular person or organization? Or are you loyal to the universal Truth of God, a truth that transcends all outer expressions and divisions?

This does not mean that I want all students to join the same organization. I have no desire to see one centralized church dominate the Age of Aquarius. However, we of the ascended masters have a very strong desire to see people recognize that beyond all religions and all messengers is a universal path, a universal brotherhood and sisterhood.

We desire all sincere spiritual seekers on earth to see themselves as part of that brotherhood and sisterhood. You are simply God’s children on earth, as we of the ascended masters are God’s children in heaven. When you recognize yourself as part of this universal spiritual movement, you no longer have time or attention to fight with your neighbor over who has the better teaching or the better messenger. You simply realize that the overall goal of the ascended masters is to raise the consciousness of every human being on earth. Therefore, all spiritual people should join in this goal and seek to promote that goal through whatever organization or teaching they prefer.

The tactic of the adversary has always been divide and conquer. The Prince of this world has always attempted to divide those who are the representatives of God on earth. There is no more powerful tool for the dark forces than to get spiritual people and spiritual groups to fight amongst themselves and thereby forget the only thing that will bring God’s kingdom to earth, namely a universal sense of brotherhood and sisterhood, a universal sense of belonging to something that is bigger than the dualistic mind, bigger than the human ego and bigger than the forces of this world. That something is the universal brotherhood and sisterhood of light.

We, who are in heaven, clearly see and acknowledge that we are part of that Brotherhood of light, and there is no competition or conflict between us. So many wonderful spiritual people on earth have not yet truly embraced that feeling of universal brotherhood. So many spiritual people recognize the existence of the ascended masters. They recognize that we can speak to human beings through individuals and organizations. Yet, they have not overcome the human sense of separation, conflict and competition, and therefore they believe that the teaching or organization to which they belong is the highest or most important.

I must tell you frankly that this belief springs from the relativity and duality of the dualistic mind which gives people a need to feel better than others. It has no basis in heaven. It has no room in heaven. Therefore, it should have no room in the hearts of those who desire to be part of the universal brotherhood of light and to help bring God’s kingdom to earth.

Let those who have ears, hear my words and heed them. A sense of universal brotherhood and oneness among all spiritual people is the only way to bring God’s kingdom to earth. Where can this universal sense of brotherhood come from? It can come from one place only, namely individual Christhood. As you begin to put on your personal Christhood, you will grow out of the sense of conflict and competition with your fellow man.

If you are still caught in that state of consciousness, then you should recognize that you need to make a sincere effort to put on more of your Christhood. I can assure you that once you let go of the sense of conflict and competition and embrace the universal Brotherhood of Light, you will achieve a peace of mind that is beyond all understanding. Let a word to the wise be sufficient.

 

Copyright © 2003 by Kim Michaels

Jesus deliberately veiled many teachings

TOPICS: Contradictions often spring from interpretations based on fear – Peter as the rock or as Satan – only mind of Christ brings resolution – more than one level of understanding – many revelations are veiled – the sky is a symbol – with inner vision you see beyond physical – false Christs – no visible signs of the second coming – the end of a cycle – discern between false and true Christ – dark night of the soul – Battle of Armageddon is ongoing – end times means end of cycle –


Question: In the Bible, you tell us that you will return again in your Father’s glory….you say, “And then they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.” But on this  website, you say that your second coming will be when you come again through other people. Is this not a contradiction? Thank you for hearing my questions, and I especially thank you for the  love you have shown me. I love you too!

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

Thank you for accepting my love, which I give freely to all but which most people reject by using one of the innumerable “reasons” thought up by the mind of anti-love, the mind of anti-christ.

Those who reject my love remain in fear, for how can they escape fear without accepting the perfect love of Christ that casts out all fear—it simply cannot be done. When you are in fear, you tend to interpret a spiritual teaching literally, and thus you will see many contradictions between “your” teaching and other teachings. You will then reason that yours is the only true one and that it is infallible, whereby you have the seed of religious conflict.

What is most surprising is that so many Christians insist that the Bible is the infallible word of God and that it should be interpreted literally (which is impossible given that no interpretation could ever be literal), yet they fail to read their Bible so carefully that they see it contains many seeming contradictions. Consider the following passages from the same chapter (Chapter 16) in Matthew:

18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.

How could I possibly build my church upon the same person that I denounce as being an agent of Satan? If you insist on a literal approach, you must say that either Peter is the Rock or he is Satan, for he obviously cannot be both at the same time. Therefore, either you must see this as a contradiction – thereby rejecting the infallibility of the Bible – or you must reach for a higher understanding. Yet the only way to find such a higher understanding is to go beyond the literal “interpretation.”

When you are stuck in fear, you cannot resolve such seeming contradictions – which is why most Christians ignore them – but when you move into love, you are always willing to reach for a higher understanding. You recognize that a spiritual teaching can – and should – be interpreted at more than one level, as is clearly explained in the Bible:

But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples (Mark 4:34).

This clearly proves that I gave the multitudes a more simple teaching expressed in parables. Yet I gave my disciples a higher understanding of what I had illustrated in the parables. If you have enough love to accept this, you will be open to the fact that there are many statements in the Bible that cannot be understood (fully) through a literal approach. I deliberately veiled many of my most profound revelations in order to hide them from those who were still steeped in the consciousness of anti-christ and therefore would misuse any true teaching (by using it to inflate their egos) if they could grasp it. Since then, God has allowed the ascended masters to give humanity a more profound and direct spiritual teaching than the law allowed 2,000 years ago.

One example of this is that whenever I – including in the Book of Revelation – speak about signs in the sky, it is not meant to be literal, physical signs in the sky. The terms “sky,” “clouds” or “heaven” are symbols for one of the higher realms that are beyond the material frequency spectrum, as I explain elsewhere. “heaven” is also a symbol for a state of consciousness, namely the Christ consciousness which allows you to attune to/experience/perceive what goes on in the higher realms. That is why I said:

Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you (Luke 17:21).

The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light (Matthew 6:22).

The meaning is that when you attain the undivided, non-dualistic vision of Christ, you can sense what is taking place in the higher realms. Thus, many of the “signs” mentioned in the Bible cannot be seen by the physical eyes. They can only be seen by the inner vision. When you understand this, there is no contradiction in your quote above. Look at the entire passage from Matthew Chapter 24:

23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here [is] Christ, or there; believe [it] not.
24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if [it were] possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
25 Behold, I have told you before.
26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, [he is] in the secret chambers; believe [it] not.
27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

The meaning of the first part is that you shall not look for Christ outside yourself, for you will find the Living Christ only in the kingdom that is within you. There will be false Christs who show outer wonders, seeking to trick you into following them instead of the inner Christ. The true appearance of Christ will be like the lightning that appears only for a split second and is easily overlooked by those looking at the ground (looking for visible signs). Again, the coming of the son of man shall be in the heavens, as a symbol of the higher realms. Thus, you cannot determine the true coming by using visible signs.

The tribulation is the raising of people’s consciousness at the end of a spiritual cycle (as is currently happening). In such an acceleration, it will become increasingly difficult for people to remain asleep or indifferent. They will be forced to choose between the visible signs of anti-christ and the inner signs of Christ. Those who are willing to go within and contact their Christ selves and the ascended masters will receive great assistance during this phase. Yet there will come a point where the opportunity to postpone the choice must come to an end, and all outer help is withdrawn (the sun, moon and stars – as symbols for people’s spiritual teachers – are withdrawn) and people must choose on their own accord.

Only those who have internalized the assistance given from Above and have used it to establish a connection to their Christ selves (have multiplied their talents) will be able to choose wisely between the outer signs of the false Christ and the true, inner signs of the Living Christ. Thus, those who interpret the Bible literally and look for actual, physical signs in the heavens are likely to be deceived by the false Christs.

When people are exposed to this “dark night of the soul,” those who have no inner vision (the tribes of the earth consciousness) will mourn, whereas those with inner vision will see the Son of Man appearing in the higher realms in the form of their own Christ selves as well as myself and other ascended beings appearing in our ascended “bodies.” They will also “see” the angels and come together in consciousness with their brothers and sisters from all four realms of the material universe.

However, to truly understand this, you need to add that this is a process that is appearing over and over again. Thus, many of the events spoken of in the Bible are not one-time events. For example, the Battle of Armageddon has been going on for aeons. It has certain turning points where it enters a new phase, as is currently happening, but it will not end until the entire material universe is raised in vibration so there is no darkness left. Thus, the “end of days” “the end of the world” or the “end times” that many Christians talk about are not the actual end of existence but the end of certain spiritual cycles.

There is nothing constructive about people living in the fear that the world will suddenly end and they will be no more. Yet it is constructive for people to understand – without fear – that a spiritual cycle means opportunity and that it will not go on forever. Thus, make hay while the sun shines—by seeking the inner vision rather than getting stuck in literal interpretations.

 

Copyright © 2005 by Kim Michaels

A spiritual cycle will come to an end in the year 2012

TOPICS: A spiritual cycle ending 2012 – the world will not end – it will not return to zero point – no automatic ascension – opportunity for growth –


Question: Dear Jesus, there’s been a buzz all around the channeling community of ascension.. and there’s a raising of consciousness on a mass level.. that slows down or stops at about 2012 A.D. — well my lifestream has a desire to become an ascended masters in this life, and not have to reincarnate ever again? I feel deeply concerning this.. how does one go about allowing this process to happen.. ascending the physical and the consciousness? I love you very much and have much respect, and admiration for you.

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

There is indeed a spiritual cycle that will come to an end in the year 2012. However, one cycle coming to an end simply means that a new cycle begins. The end of the old cycle sets the foundation for the new cycle.

Let me assure you that the idea that the world will come to an end in 2012 is false. Likewise, it is not true that the world is returning to some kind of zero point that will automatically lead to the raising of the consciousness of humankind or the raising of the vibration of the entire planet into another dimension.

Throughout the ages, there have always been people who are looking for an easy way out and who are therefore looking for some kind of definitive event that automatically brings paradise to earth. As I seek to explain throughout this website, no such external event will occur. Everything on planet earth is dependent upon the state of consciousness of the inhabitants of this planet. If God’s kingdom is to be manifest on earth, it is necessary that a critical mass of people attain Christ consciousness, as I explain elsewhere.

We have indeed entered an accelerated cycle that is an unprecedented opportunity for spiritual growth. If people will take advantage of the spiritual opportunity, they can indeed bring about a raising of the consciousness of humankind that can lead to many positive changes. Nevertheless, it will not lead to the automatic ascension of humankind. The ascension is something that is won on an individual basis. It is possible that a number people can win their ascension at about the same time. But it is not possible that all people will automatically ascend at the same time due to some external event.

I commend you for having come to the realization that you want to ascend after this lifetime instead of coming back to this planet. There are indeed many people in embodiment today for whom this is an attainable goal. However, to attain the goal, you need to seek first the kingdom of God, meaning the Christ consciousness, whereby all else – including your ascension – will be added unto you. In other words, use all the tools and teachings we give on our websites to manifest your Christ consciousness, and when you do, you will also qualify for your ascension. There truly is no other way to win your ascension than by going through the Christ consciousness.

This is the true interpretation of my statement, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6). This statement has been used by many Christians to argue that Christianity is the only way to salvation. However, it is the Christ consciousness that is the only true way to the kingdom of God—the kingdom that is within you.

 

Copyright © 2004 by Kim Michaels

The roles of Saint Germain and Jesus

TOPICS: Saint German is the hierarch for the Age of Aquarius – Jesus and Pisces – Saint Joseph – dispensation to release violet flame – 


Question: Do you consider Saint Germain to be the herald of the New Age, if so, what is your mission in this Plan, for if ALL ascended masters are ONE, you must truly be part of this Universal Scheme to fix the earth and its attendants.

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

Saint Germain is the spiritual hierarch of the Age of Aquarius, as I was the hierarch for the age of Pisces. This does not mean that Saint Germain has replaced of displaced me. It means that I have moved on to a higher level of service. I now hold the office of World Teacher for planet earth and Savior for humankind.

There is no competition or rivalry in heaven. Saint Germain was embodied as my father Joseph, and I honor and love him as my true brother in spirit. It is indeed valuable and important for those who are open to the energies of the Aquarian age to familiarize themselves with the Presence, the teachings and vibration of my beloved Saint Germain. He has given extensive teachings since the 1930’s, and it is valuable for all spiritual seekers to study these teachings.

Concerning my mission, see my comments given elsewhere.

NOTE: This is what Jesus says about Saint Germain in The Christ Is Born in You:

I earlier told you that my father, the beloved Saint Joseph, is today an ascended being, an ascended master. His name is Saint Germain, and he has been appointed as the spiritual hierarch for the Age of Aquarius. I can assure you that I have the utmost respect and admiration for my Brother of Light, Saint Germain. I am extremely gratified that he has been appointed as the spiritual leader for the next 2,000 years.

When Saint Germain was appointed to be my successor, he clearly realized the predicament of humankind’s returning karma, as I have described it to you. Therefore, Saint Germain saw the need to release a spiritual technique that was more efficient than anything previously released on this planet. This was not a straightforward matter, because people have shown a great willingness to misuse any spiritual technique given to them. As people have been willing to misuse atomic energy, they have also been willing to misuse spiritual energy.

Therefore, Saint Germain had to apply for a cosmic dispensation, and after much deliberation by the spiritual hierarchs above us, that dispensation was granted. Saint Germain was granted permission to publicly release a spiritual technique that for thousands of years has been known only by a small group of advanced lifestreams. In the past, this technique has been known by many names. Saint Germain chose to release this spiritual technique under the name the “Violet Flame.” The name refers to the fact that this technique is aimed at invoking a form of spiritual light that vibrates at frequencies just above the material universe (violet light has the highest frequency of visible light).

For information on how to invoke the Violet Flame, click here.

 

Copyright © 2004 by Kim Michaels

Vedas and the Age of Aquarius

TOPICS: Precession of Equinoxes defines end of Pisces – no absolute truth in this world – all systems are approximations of truth – immature students look for ultimate system – a system can help you gain mystical experiences, but only if you go beyond the system – ages overlap – the shift depends on humankind’s consciousness – if the universe is expanding, time must change –


Question: In the Vedas (Vedic Texts) the Age of Aquarius occurs in another 400 years from the year 2000. How can the Age of Pisces have come to and end in this case?

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

If you use the precession of the equinoxes, as do most western astronomers and astrologers, the age of Pisces is coming to an end and the earth is entering the next 2000 year cycle of Aquarius. I am not thereby saying that there is anything wrong with using the Vedas. One of the most important realizations that any spiritual seeker can come to is that there are many valid ways to seek to explain the universal truth of God.

The living truth of God is truly beyond the words and images that human beings can fathom and accept, given their current level of consciousness. As people continue to progress towards more advanced stages of consciousness, it will be possible for the ascended masters to release a higher and more universal understanding of the mysteries of God. However, it will never be possible to bring forth a complete and accurate understanding of God. Such an understanding simply cannot be brought into the material universe.

We of the ascended masters are the spiritual teachers of humankind. We are not concerned about bringing forth some kind of absolute religion or absolute belief system. Our concern is to bring forth a philosophical, religious or scientific theory that will help people rise to a higher level of understanding. When people rise to that higher level, we can then bring forth a higher and more advanced teaching, and this can go on for a very long time. I can assure you that it will take thousands of years before this planet will rise to a point where we can release the highest possible truth.

Therefore, you must understand that any system existing on this planet is only an approximation of truth. Unfortunately, immature lifestreams, meaning lifestreams who still identify with the relativity of the dualistic mind, have a very strong desire to find an ultimate or absolute system. That is why so many people believe their religion is the only true religion and that all other religions are false. This is also the reason why so many people believe that science is the only way to find truth and that religion and spirituality are inherently subjective and unreliable.

As a lifestream matures, it will gradually begin to understand that truth simply cannot be confined to any religious doctrine or scientific theory. As the lifestream gains deeper intuitive experiences, the lifestream begins to understand that the only way to know truth is to look beyond the material world.

This does not mean that the lifestream should then abandon any kind of religious or scientific system. You see, any system can be valuable in terms of giving the lifestream a platform or frame of reference for the lifestream’s inquiry into the deeper mysteries.

The important point here is that the lifestream must realize that the deeper mysteries of God cannot be confined to the system. Therefore, ultimate truth is not found within the system itself. The system should be used only as a springboard that will help the lifestream gain intuitive insights. Only through these intuitive insights will the lifestream be able to know the deeper truth of God.

It is important to always keep in mind that no system is ever complete and no system is ever final. As I have explained elsewhere on this site, there is an ongoing need for progressive revelation. You must understand that we of the ascended masters are constantly looking for individuals who have reached a certain level of maturity so they can serve as our messengers in some capacity. As explained elsewhere, there are many ways to serve as a messenger for the ascended masters. For example, when a lifestream has studied a particular system, be it in the field of religion, spirituality or science, the lifestream has then acquired the outer knowledge that allows the lifestream to grasp a deeper understanding through an intuitive experience.

We of the ascended masters are ever ready to give such intuitive experiences to sensitive lifestreams. As a lifestream matures, it will no longer be concerned about competing with other people about who has the best system. Instead, the lifestream will direct its attention towards gaining deeper intuitive insights that will allow the lifestream to be the instrument for bringing forth a higher understanding of some aspect of life.

Concerning the passing of the ages, you must understand that it is virtually meaningless to set a specific date as the dividing line between the age of Pisces and the age of Aquarius. An immature lifestream, looking for an absolute system, will seek such a precise date, and a bit of research will reveal to you that there are numerous claims concerning the exact time for the beginning of the age of Aquarius. In reality, there is no clearly defined dividing line between one age and the next, because the ages always overlap.

What truly brings in a new age is the release of spiritual energies from the ascended masters. We do not simply release these energies at a specific time or because certain stars line up. We base the release of energies on the current state of consciousness of humankind. In other words, if people reach a certain level of consciousness we can release the energies of the new age sooner than if people hang on to the ways and the beliefs of the old age.

During the 1890’s, we of the ascended masters released a measure of spiritual energy that started the process of bringing in the Age of Aquarius. At the same time, it was also determined that certain spiritual teachings would be made available to the general public for the first time in many millennia. Over the past century, many people have opened their minds and hearts to a deeper spiritual understanding of life. This openness has contributed to the release of more spiritual energy which has hastened the dawn of the new age. However, so many people are still holding on to the beliefs of the Age of Pisces that we still cannot fully release the energies of Aquarius. Therefore, you cannot say that the Age of Aquarius has fully arrived or that the Age of Pisces has completely ended.

In reality, a few people have been in the Aquarian consciousness since the 1890’s while many people are still firmly entrenched in the consciousness of Pisces. In fact, millions of people are still stuck in the consciousness of Aries and some are even stuck in the more primitive consciousness of previous ages.

The important point is not so much exactly when the Age of Aquarius begins. The important point is that all spiritual seekers embrace the consciousness of the new age so that they can serve as anchor points or open doors for the descent of the energies of Aquarius.

When will the age of Aquarius have fully arrived? I cannot answer that question, because it depends on the consciousness of the people and their response to the spiritual energies and the spiritual teachings that we of the ascended masters are continually releasing.

As I have stated elsewhere on this site, the true goal of life is that you attain deeper contact with your higher self, what I call your Christ self. By using that contact to look beyond the doctrines or systems found on this planet, you will attain a deeper understanding of life.

The Vedas represent an old system. I am not saying that the Vedas are no longer valid or relevant. I am simply saying that you would do well to contemplate the fact that the Vedas are old. If you will use your intuition and seek answers from your higher self, you might realize the need for progressive revelation and a progressively higher understanding of the platform that was given in the Vedas. If you openly seek answers from within, your higher self will give you this understanding.

Let me conclude by giving you one thought to contemplate. Some modern scientists believe that the universe is expanding at an accelerated rate. What is actually happening is that the vibratory rate of the entire universe is being raised. This is part of God’s plan for bringing his kingdom into the material universe.

Modern scientists realize that time is affected by the speed of movement. Therefore, if the universe is expanding at an accelerated rate, it would follow that time will be shortened. Contemplate what that means for astrology, be it eastern or western, and for that matter even for astronomy. You see, human beings have a great desire to find something constant and invariable. In reality, nothing in this universe is constant, not even time.

NOTE: Since this answer was given, Saint Germain has released an official date for the beginning of the Age of Aquarius.

 

Copyright © 2003 by Kim Michaels

Why do many New Age people reject Jesus?

TOPICS: When cycles turn, new ideas emerge – experimentation with new ideas – Jesus was a New Age preacher 2,000 years ago – Jesus as a dangerous cult leader – understandable that many reject Jesus – do you reject Jesus or the false image of him painted by Christianity? – Jesus has much to offer today’s spiritual seekers – you cannot move into Aquarian consciousness without learning lessons of Pisces – Jesus was an example of the path we all follow – golden age built on individual Christhood – idol versus example – many people in New Age field have Christhood potential – best way to bring better age is to manifest Christhood – spiritual entertainment will not bring the golden age – essence of Christhood is discernment –  be open, but not to anything – potential of New Age movement not realized – choose whom you will serve – at a crossroads –


Question from Kim: Many orthodox Christians reject everything related to the New Age movement. You seem to have a more nonjudgmental attitude towards this movement, is that correct?

Answer from ascended master Jesus throuhg Kim Michaels:

That is correct. My attitude towards any topic is more nonjudgmental than the attitudes of most people. Whenever a new spiritual cycle begins, there will always be a period in which new ideas emerge. There is a breaking up of the old order and a bringing in of the new order. It is perfectly natural that during such a time there will be a certain amount of experimentation with new approaches to spirituality and religion. This experimentation will be diversified and somewhat chaotic. However, this is a natural part of growth.

Most orthodox Christians have a one-sided view of history, especially the history of the early Christian movement. When I appeared 2,000 years ago, there was a large-scale spiritual renewal happening all over the Middle East. I was simply one among many voices and preachers promoting the new spirituality. If the terminology had been used back then, the orthodox Jewish rabbis would have labeled me, Jesus Christ, as a very dangerous New Age cult leader. I told people to leave their families. I told people to give up their possessions. I told people to be willing to lose their lives for my sake. Imagine what the orthodox Christians of today would have said about me and my teachings. They too would have considered me a radical and dangerous cult leader.

What I am saying here is that 2,000 years ago I was not welcomed by orthodox religion. I was far more at home in what might be called the New Age movement of the time. Even today I am not generally welcomed by orthodox Christians, and I could potentially feel more at home in the New Age movement. Unfortunately, most New Age people reject Jesus Christ as being outdated and obsolete. This is not to my liking, and it is not to the advantage of those who reject me.

Kim: Could you elaborate on that. I felt that way myself when I was younger, and I understand why so many people have rejected you because of their disappointment with orthodox Christianity.

Jesus: I fully understand why so many people reject me. I fully understand why so many people have given up on all religion because of their disappointment with orthodox Christianity. I fully understand why so many New Age people have given up on Christianity and rejected anything related to Christianity. However, these people are throwing the Christ child out with the dirty bath water of human power struggles.

Regardless of how I have been portrayed by orthodox Christianity, the fact is that I am a spiritual teacher. I have much to offer to the spiritual seekers of today. Over the past 2,000 years, I have not been standing still. I have learned much, and therefore I have much more to give than I had 2,000 years ago. If people will reach for me, they will quickly realize that I have much to offer them.

Many New Age people accept the progression of spiritual cycles, or ages. Some of them realize that I was the spiritual hierarch for the Age of Pisces. They also realize that I am not the spiritual hierarch for the next 2,000 year cycle of Aquarius. However, let me assure you that I am not done with planet earth. I have much to offer to this planet, and I am willing to impart my love and my understanding to anyone who is willing to ask.

Many people in the New Age movement seem to have overlooked the fact that one spiritual cycle builds upon the previous cycle. The Age of Pisces was meant to set a solid foundation for the Age of Aquarius. The Age of Pisces was meant to bring a large number of people to the point of accepting and manifesting their individual Christhood. This Christhood becomes the foundation for fulfilling the goals of the Age of Aquarius, namely that people accept their roles as co-creators with God and bring God’s kingdom into physical manifestation.

Many New Age people have far-flung dreams about a golden age of spirituality. However, they often fail to recognize that a golden age will not appear out of nowhere. If the golden age is to appear on planet earth, it must be built on a solid foundation, namely the rock of individual Christhood. So far, that foundation has not been built. So far, not enough people have accepted the path of individual Christhood. So far, not enough people have manifested their individual Christhood. Therefore, we have not currently reached a critical mass that will allow the golden age of Aquarius to be lowered into the material universe.

Kim: But it hasn’t been easy for people to even know about that path, given the fact that orthodox Christianity has elevated you to an idol that no one dares to follow.

Jesus: Don’t misunderstand what I’m saying here. I clearly recognize that orthodox Christianity elevated me to an idol instead of the example I was meant to be. I realize the tragedy of this. Nevertheless, there is no point in lamenting what might have been. The only thing that matters is that we move forward from here.

So many New Age people are sincere about bringing a new age of spirituality. If these people truly want to help bring in this golden age, they need to realize that the new age will not come until they themselves have learned the lessons they were meant to learn during the Age of Pisces. So many New Age people are open to new spiritual teachings. Why not look for new teachings about my true message so that you can fully learn the lessons of the Age of Pisces and build a solid foundation for entering the consciousness of Aquarius?

The golden age will not come until a critical mass of people manifest individual Christhood. As I say in The Christ Is Born in You,  there are currently 10,000 people on planet earth who have manifested a high degree of personal Christhood at inner levels. Unfortunately, the vast majority of these people do not consciously recognize their inner attainment, and therefore they do not dare to acknowledge and express it. There are also millions of people who have manifested a high degree of Christhood. These people could quickly make tremendous progress if they would consciously acknowledge their potential and be willing to engage in the path of expanding their Christhood.

Such people can be found in every walk of life. Many of them are found in traditional Christianity. Many of them are found in other religions. Many of them belong to no particular religion or subscribe to scientific materialism. And a substantial portion of them are found in the New Age movement.

I need these people to quickly come to a conscious realization of who they are and why they are here. I am constantly trying to reach out to all of these people. However, I do believe that the most receptive should be the people in the New Age movement who see themselves as very progressive and spiritual people.

Question: So what could New Age people do to help you bring in the golden age?

There are wonderful hearts in the New Age movement, and they simply need to come to the realization that there are no shortcuts. Planet earth is a cosmic schoolroom. A spiritual age, such as the Age of Pisces, can be compared to one grade. You don’t move on to the next grade until you have passed the final exam of the previous grade.

So many New Age people believe that the Age of Aquarius has already begun and that its promises are a done deal. This is a fallacy. The coming of a new age means the coming of a new state of consciousness. That state of consciousness can descend into the material universe only by being embodied by human beings. The consciousness of Aquarius cannot fully descend until a critical mass of people embody that consciousness, and this can happen only after those people master the consciousness of Pisces. We are simply not there right now, and one reason is that so many New Age people have ignored the path of personal Christhood.

I see so many well-meaning people in the New Age movement, people who have a true and sincere desire to help bring in the new age. However, I must be frank and tell you that many of them have some very naive dreams about how this could come to pass. So many people in the New Age movement have a vision of the golden age, yet they do not have a clear vision of the steps that lead from here to there. They do not see a systematic path between their present level of consciousness and the consciousness of the new age.

So many New Age people have fallen into the trap of believing that because they are pursuing all of these outer things that they consider to be very spiritual, they are helping to bring in the new age. In reality, many of them are simply wasting their time and energy in a pursuit of phenomena that have nothing to do with true spiritual growth.

One of the purposes of science was to give people free time, but many people have used their free time in a meaningless pursuit of entertainment and pleasure. Well, this also applies to New Age people. So many New Age people are spending all of their time and energy in pursuit of spiritual entertainment and spiritual pleasure which has virtually nothing to do with true spiritual growth and attainment.

Kim: That will be a pretty tough message for a lot of people. How can they tell the difference between what helps bring in a better age and what doesn’t?

Jesus: I must tell you that a very large part of the people in the New Age movement are following the path that seems right onto a human, but the end thereof is the way of death. I need these people to wake up and realize that if they truly want to bring in the new age, and I consider them some of my best hopes for achieving this goal, they need to recognize what it will take to bring in that age.

The Age of Aquarius must be built on the foundation of the Age of Pisces. That foundation is individual Christhood. Nothing else will do. No amount of hopes, dreams, fancy meditation techniques, visualizations, working with crystals, Ouija boards, channeling or some of the thousands of phenomena that are currently sweeping the New Age movement will bring in the new age. What will bring in the new age is Christhood, and the essence of Christhood is discernment. When you achieve personal Christhood, you can discern between what is of God and what is not of God. That discernment is the foundation for the new age.

I have said repeatedly that human beings have a tendency to jump from one extreme to the other. I will be the first to admit that most of the people in orthodox Christian religions are far too close-minded. Many of the people in the New Age movement have realized that it is unproductive to be close-minded, and yet they have gone into the opposite extreme. Instead of closing their minds to everything, they have opened their minds to anything that is out there. LINK I see so many New Age people who are willing to engage in absolutely any new thing that comes along as long as it seems entertaining or makes some far-flung promise about the wonderful effects it will have on their personal growth or on saving the planet.

Let me tell you frankly that going into either extreme is equally unproductive. Closing your mind to anything new will not bring in a better age. However, opening your mind to anything that comes along will not bring in the new age either. There are so many people in the New Age movement who are constantly being raped of their spiritual energy by forces who are attempting to steal that energy and use it to destroy the golden age.

Many Christians are so afraid of dark forces that they dare not open their minds to anything beyond orthodox Christianity. Unfortunately, many New Age people have so little fear that they open their minds to forces that are stealing their energy and taking them away from the true path to spiritual growth. So many New Age people rush in where angels fear to tread.

Going into either extreme does nothing to help the ascended masters bring in the new age. Many New Age people reject the claim that a literal interpretation of the Bible is the only path to salvation. I know that many New Age people look at literal Christians as being naive. Yet I must tell you that many New Age people are equally naive. They believe that by engaging in all of these entertaining activities, they are actually helping to bring in the new age. In reality, they are simply wasting God’s energy and giving that energy to forces who are working against the new age.

The New Age movement has a tremendous potential for bringing spiritual renewal to this planet. It truly could be a major force in bringing the golden age into physical manifestation. Yet I must tell you openly and frankly that the potential is far from being realized. The reason being that too many people in the New Age movement have not attained personal discernment.

They think that anything goes. They think anything that seems spiritual is productive. They throw caution to the wind and refuse to follow any rules. Many of them even have a certain arrogance that causes them to feel that they know best and that they don’t need any discernment or any guidance from the true spiritual teachers of the ascended masters. They reject our guidance and go after the false spirits who make them far-flung promises and tell them how wonderful they are and what a great work they are doing for the planet. This is a rebellion against authority, meaning the true authority of the Christ consciousness as opposed to the false authority of the lower consciousness.

I must tell you that many orthodox Christians are the most closed-minded people on this planet. I must also tell you that many New Age people are the most naive people on this planet. In The Christ Is Born in You I state that human beings have an ability to believe the unbelievable that surprises even God. That statement applies to many people in the New Age movement. Some people believe the most incredible things without attempting to use their personal discernment or even common sense.

If these people truly want to help the ascended masters bring in the golden age of Aquarius, they need to make a conscious effort to develop and exercise personal discernment. That discernment can come only through conscious contact with your Christ self. You cannot achieve discernment through the emotional body or through the human intellect. This simply cannot be done. The emotions will always pull you into doing what feels good at the moment. The intellect will argue back and forth about any issue without coming up with a firm conclusion. Only the Christ mind can separate the sheep from the goats and tell you which ideas, beliefs and activities are of the Light and which come from lower forces that are working against God’s purposes.

The old question, “Choose you this day whom ye will serve” is extremely important for people in the New Age movement. Will people in the New Age movement serve the Brotherhood of Light that is attempting to bring in the golden age, or will they serve the brotherhood of darkness? The members of the dark forces are often disguised in sheep’s clothing, and they are actively working to destroy the golden age.

Once again, this is a stern message that I know will be unpopular among many people. Yet I am not here to pamper those who are looking for a feel-good Master. I am Jesus Christ. I do not have time to beat around the bush. If the golden age of Aquarius is to manifest, then I need to quickly see a critical mass of people who put on their personal Christhood. If this will happen, we can bring in the golden age. If this does not happen within the next decade, the golden age might not manifest for centuries.

We are at a critical crossroads in the spiritual growth of planet earth. The golden age will not simply happen because people sit around and engage in activities that make them feel good and important. The golden age will happen only if they engage in the true path that leads to personal Christhood.

Do I sound like I am repeating myself? Well, I have been preaching this message for 2,000 years and so far I have not received the necessary response that will carry this planet into the new age. I have to repeat myself, and I will keep repeating myself until people wake up and realize that there is a true path that leads to heaven and there are many false paths that lead elsewhere.

Where do you want to go? Where do you want to see the planet go? I pray that people will make that choice based on discernment, the true discernment that your Christ self is willing to give to you at any moment if you will but open your mind and ask.

Kim: How can people best build that discernment?

Master Keys to Personal Christhood is all about doing this. I don’t see any reason to repeat here what has already been said. That book is a toolbox for building discernment and personal Christhood.

 

 Copyright © Kim Michaels, 2003

How many people will be saved?

TOPICS: No person will be saved – reincarnation is a factor – Jesus serves to save all people – totality of people saved versus those meant to ascend in this cycle – 


Question: I would like to ask based on your own understanding and knowledge, what is your estimated percentage of people who will be saved? I am not asking for exact numbers, just your estimation, we are not intending to add something from the Bible. It’s just mere estimation. Let us assume that 100 percent is the total percentage of people that have lived, just give your closest estimation. Hope you would give me answer based on your own idea and estimation.

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

I would first say that according to the concept of salvation promoted by most Christian churches, not a single person will be saved.

It would not be accurate to base such an estimate on the total number of people that have ever lived on this planet. The reason being that reincarnation is a reality, as I explain in great detail elsewhere. Therefore, the number of people that have lived in a physical body is much bigger than the number of lifestreams that are actually embodying on planet earth.

I am not in any way concerned about saving physical bodies. By the way, this should show you that the Christians who believe in a resurrection of every physical body that has ever lived are out of alignment with the reality of God. My concern is for the salvation of lifestreams. Therefore, I can give you an estimate of how many lifestreams, not how many people, will be saved.

I have been appointed by God to serve as the Savior for all of humankind, whether people be Christians or not Christians is of no consequence to me. I am assigned the task of attempting to save every lifestream that ever embodied on planet earth. As part of my assignment, I must uphold the highest and most holy vision for every lifestream. I must told the immaculate concept for every lifestream, as my beloved mother held the immaculate concept for me. Therefore, I hold the vision that every lifestream will manifest Christhood, which is the key to Salvation.

Yet I must also be a practical realist, and the fact of the matter is that the lifestream only has a certain time to work out its salvation. If it rebels against God’s purpose, the lifestream will eventually be erased in the ritual of the second death, as I explain elsewhere. I have therefore seen a number of lifestreams go to the second death, and this is something that happens on an ongoing basis.

Now for an estimate. You must understand that it is impossible to give an accurate estimate because the salvation of a lifestream depends on choices made by the lifestream. As I explain throughout this website, everything on this planet is subject to the free will of human beings. So if a lifestream is to be saved, that lifestream must decide that it is willing to do what it takes to qualify for salvation, and that means manifesting Christ consciousness. As unpredictable as human beings are, it is virtually impossible to predict how many of them will awaken and make that choice. However, I would like to give you two estimates.

The first estimate is an estimate of how many lifestreams will ultimately ascend, meaning beyond the ones who will ascend in this particular spiritual cycle. This estimate is based on my highest vision, namely that millions of people will awaken and recognize the inner reality of the true teachings that I gave 2,000 years ago. The reality is that every human being has the potential to manifest Christ consciousness. Therefore, I was an example to follow instead of an idol to be worshiped. Thus, in the very long time-scale of the raising of this sphere, I will estimate that over 80 percent of the lifestreams that are currently embodying on planet earth will be saved. In the best case scenario, that estimate can go to 90 percent.

Now for the second estimate. This estimate is based on the fact that in every spiritual cycle, only a certain number of lifestreams are meant to ascend. Thus, there are a certain number of lifestreams that were meant to ascend during the Age of Pisces. Those who have not done so can still do so in this lifetime, but they do not have forever to qualify.

If a large-scale spiritual awakening does not happen within the next two decades, if people do not realize the truth of my inner teachings and pursue their Christhood, then I will estimate that less than 20 percent of the lifestreams who can ascend during Pisces will actually ascend in or right after  this lifetime. This does not mean that those who do not ascend will all go to the second death. But it does mean that they will either have to reembody on earth for a long time or that they will go to other planets, even other level of the material universe before they can ascend.

Needless to say, when a lifestream ascends, it creates an upward pull on all people on earth, and this is a major factor in determining when the golden age will be manifest and how golden it will become. Thus, there are millions of lifestream who have made it part of their divine plans to manifest Christhood and/or ascend in order to help manifest Saint Germain’s Golden Age. And for these lifestreams it is extremely important that they quickly awaken to the reality of my inner teachings and make a determined effort to manifest their Christhood as quickly as possible.

 

Copyright © 2003 by Kim Michaels

Foundational teachings on how to interpret and act upon prophecy

TOPICS: Should prophecy be taken literally? – The goal of prophecy – The hope for a turnaround – Is prophecy always accurate? – The basis of prophecy – Prophecy is probability, not certainty – The language and images of prophecy – The end of the world – The birth of a new age – How to respond to prophecy – Prophecy and fear – The danger of fear – Christhood is the key to mitigating prophecy – Giving birth to a new age – How to interpret prophecy – Misuse of prophecy –


Question: I have gone through the same process followed by many spiritual seekers. I was brought up without much awareness of prophecy, but in my early twenties, I started studying spiritual teachings and also came across various prophecies, from Nostradamus, the Bible and Edgar Cayce. I then found many more modern prophecies from various sources, including channelers and ascended masters. When you read just a section of what’s out there, it is very easy to become confused and overwhelmed. It is easy to feel that there is not much hope for the future of this planet, so why even make an effort to change yourself or the world. So I am wondering if Jesus can give us some hints about how to deal with prophecy. I have friends who have completely given up on all spirituality either because a prophecy did not come true or because different prophecies contradict each other. I mean, are we moving into a golden age or are we going to hell in a hand basket?

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

I consider it important that all sincere seekers attain a correct understanding of prophecy. There is a multitude of both true and false prophecies circulating on this planet. Many people have been unnecessarily burdened by such prophecies. Many people have used prophecy to generate fear. Many people have used prophecy, or rather a literal interpretation of prophecy, to reject rationality or religion. Many people have been unnecessarily confused by prophecies that do not make sense or seem to contradict each other or natural laws.

I would like to offer some thoughts that can help you gain a deeper understanding of prophecy. Let me say that prophecy is a very complex topic. I do not desire to write an entire book on prophecy at this time, so the following is simply a foundation to get you started.

 Should prophecy be taken literally?

The greatest problem we of the ascended masters face when we give spiritual teachings (including prophecy) is the dualistic mind and its tendency to think in black-and-white terms. This is what causes people to take a spiritual teaching and interpret it literally. The main problem with this literal interpretation is that it often causes people to go into a state of denial. There are two different versions of denial that I would like to address.

The teachings and prophecies in the New Testament were given to people in a specific state of consciousness, and therefore I used words and images that these people could accept. Many modern Christians are still attached to a literal interpretation of these words and images. However, in today’s rational world some of these words and images simply do not make sense when interpreted literally (in reality, they were never meant to be interpreted literally).

If people insist on a literal interpretation, they will inevitably experience a conflict between that literal interpretation and a rational, scientific (one might say common sense) approach to life. Many people are not able to deal with this conflict, and so they go into one of two forms of denial:

  • Some people hold on to their religious beliefs and therefore deny anything that seems to contradict their literal interpretation of those beliefs. This often causes such people to abandon all reason and rationality in an attempt to uphold their beliefs. If you take an objective look at how some Christians have interpreted my teachings, including modern and ancient prophecies, you will see that people have created some truly bizarre ideas in order to uphold their literal interpretations.
  • Some people cannot hold on to their religious beliefs, and therefore they sink into doubt, despair or discouragement. Some people eventually become so enveloped in doubt, that they reject all religion. However, the only reason why people cannot resolve their doubt is that they insist on holding on to a literal interpretation. For example, many modern people see that certain religious statements (when interpreted literally) are not at in accordance with the natural laws discovered by science. Therefore, they reason that a particular spiritual teaching, or even all religion, must be false. The obvious alternative is to look beyond a literal interpretation. If people are not willing to do that, they will inevitably be plunged into a state of consciousness dominated by fear and doubt.

I would like to see all human beings resolve their doubts concerning religion, spirituality and prophecy. However, this can only happen if people are willing to reach beyond the relativity of the dualistic mind and reach for the insights that come from their higher selves, their Christ selves. When you do look beyond the dualistic mind, you realize that all spiritual teachings, including prophecies, can be understood at different levels. Even the New Testament records that I taught the multitudes in parables, but expounded all things to my disciples. This should prove to even the most literal Christians, that my teachings can be understood at more than one level.

Once you begin to look beyond the literal interpretation, you find a much deeper meaning in spiritual teachings, including prophecies. You begin to see that many teachings and prophecies do not necessarily refer to the material dimension. Throughout history, many people have been given true visions of future events, yet in many cases the events were going to take place in the spiritual dimension. Yet, when people attempted to describe such events, they used words and images that made sense to them, and therefore they often described a spiritual event in a way that made it sound like a material event.

Let me give you one example. Matthew 24, 29 records a prophecy that I gave to my disciples. It states:

Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light . . .

Based on what I will show you in the rest of this section, I think you can see that this particular statement could be interpreted as a spiritual event. For example, a period of tribulation or darkness can refer to the descent of negative energy that often accompanies the transition from one age to the next. Although this descent of energy might trigger certain outer events, it is primarily an event that takes place in the spiritual dimension.

Did my prophecy refer to the material sun and moon, or did it have a symbolical meaning? Many teachings, both ancient and modern, talk about a spiritual self. It is through the spiritual self that people receive intuitive insights, understanding, enlightenment and comfort. During a descent of negative energy, it becomes much more difficult for people to commune with their higher selves. Some spiritual traditions say that the higher self has various aspects and compare them to the sun and the moon. Therefore, the above passage could be interpreted to mean that when there is a descent of negative energy, people can no longer contact the sun and the moon of their higher selves. Therefore, they will literally feel like they are in spiritual darkness. This interpretation can also be applied to my statement: “Work while the have the light, for the night comes when no man can work.”

I hope you will use these ideas to rethink your attitude towards and your interpretation of both prophecy and spiritual teachings. I hope you will go deeply within your heart and allow your higher self and me to give you a deeper understanding of the true spiritual meaning behind the outer teachings. If you will make an effort to establish this inner communion, you will find that your spiritual life will be enriched beyond your current expectations.

 The goal of prophecy

Let us take a look at the goal of all true prophecy. When we of the ascended masters give a prophecy, we give it exclusively as a warning. Our intent is to warn people (sometimes humankind as a whole) that unless they change their ways, certain undesirable consequences are likely to occur.

Let me make this clear. Prophecy is not an intent to create fear or to make people feel that they are being punished by God. As I explain throughout this website, human beings have created their own situation. If you misuse God’s energy, you will inevitably produce certain consequences. You will reap as you have sown. Therefore, prophecy is a warning that if you continue in your present misuse of God’s energy, you will experience the consequences.

The true goal of prophecy is to make people realize, that they have created a self-destructive spiral, and unless they change their actions and their state of consciousness, that spiral may lead to their own destruction. One might say that the true goal of prophecy is to make people realize the folly of their ways, so they can decide to turn their lives around and come up higher in consciousness.

The hope for a turnaround 

Our goal is to bring all human beings back to a sense of oneness with the ascended masters and with each other. God’s kingdom is a state of consciousness, namely the Christ consciousness. Because so many people have fallen into the separate state of consciousness, namely a state of consciousness that is dominated by the relativity of the dualistic mind, many people are actually in the process of moving further and further away from Christ consciousness. Many people are literally sinking deeper and deeper into a lower state of consciousness.

For an individual lifestream to start the process of rising out of the lower consciousness, that lifestream must first reach a turning point. The lifestream must come to an inner realization that it is moving away from God. Then, the lifestream must decide that it does not want to continue in that direction, and it must begin the process of coming back home. If a lifestream has descended to a very low state of consciousness, fear is the only thing that can make the lifestream turn around. This might be a fear of negative consequences, a fear of hell or a fear of the wrath of God. Such a fear can indeed be sparked by a prophecy.

We of the ascended masters desire every lifestream to turn around, but we do not want people to live in fear. We want all lifestreams to begin the spiritual path whereby the lifestream consciously realizes and accepts that it has the potential to put on Christ consciousness. Therefore, after a lifestream has turned around, we want that lifestream to quickly move away from fear. We want the lifestream to put on its individual Christhood, and thereby gradually overcome its fears.

Throughout history, prophecy has awakened many people to the need for change. If this does happen (or has happened) to you, simply be grateful for the fact that you have realized the need to come up higher. Then, realize that even though your personal turnaround may have been motivated by fear, fear should only be a temporary motivation.

 Is prophecy always accurate? 

Many people, especially in this rational age, subscribe to the idea that unless a prophecy is fulfilled to the letter, then it was a false prophecy. Some people use an unfulfilled prophecy as an excuse for rejecting a particular religion or even all religion. I must tell you frankly that this reaction originates in the dualistic mind and it’s tendency to think in black-and-white terms. When a prophecy is given, it outlines what might come to pass. It rarely describes an inevitable outcome.

Some human beings have a desire to see certain prophecies come true. Yet, we of the ascended masters do not desire to see our prophecies come true. The simple fact is that a prophecy only comes true if people do not heed the warning and change their ways.

If people heed the warning, then a prophecy can be partially or completely mitigated. We always hope that every prophecy will be mitigated so that the predicted events do not come to pass. Therefore, to us a prophecy is successful only if the predicted events do not occur. If people do not heed the prophecy, and the predicted events do occur, then the prophecy has failed (it has not had the desired effect).

Because so many people are caught up in the dualistic mind, they tend to think in black-and-white terms about everything that relates to religion (and everything else for that matter). Such people tend to think that when we give a prophecy, that prophecy must be completely accurate and therefore describe events that will certainly come to pass. However, in reality no prophecy is ever completely accurate. It is simply not possible for us to predict exactly what will happen on planet earth. I think you will realize why when I describe the basis of prophecy.

 The basis of prophecy

When we of the ascended masters decide to give a prophecy, we look at three main factors:

  • Misqualified energy. As stated throughout this site, everything you do is done with God’s energy. When people engage in negative thoughts and feelings, they generate negative energy. Energy cannot be destroyed, so it is stored in the energy fields of individual human beings and in the energy field of the planet. If you send radioactive energy into your body, that energy will eventually produce a cancerous tumor. Likewise, when people continue to send negative energy into the earth body, the earth body can eventually become so burdened that it produces what human beings call natural disasters. The energy can also become so intense that it causes upheaval in society.
  • Returning karma. Human beings are constantly generating energy impulses that are sent out into the universe. These impulses will inevitably be returned to them. The common term for this phenomenon is karma. When such karma is returned to people, or to a group of people, it can manifest as natural disasters or upheaval in society.
  • The psychological conditions of a group of people. One of the most unpredictable factors that affect prophecy is how human beings will respond to certain situations. If their self-generated energy reaches a certain intensity, people are likely to react in negative ways. But exactly how will they react? When karma returns and things begin to break down in society, how will human beings respond to this? Planet earth is a warring planet. Whenever conditions intensify, there is always a risk that people will respond with anger and violence. But exactly how will they respond, and how far will they go?
    We can look at the past records of an individual lifestream and a group of lifestreams. Based on these observations, we can predict how people are likely to react to a given situation. Yet, human beings have free will. Therefore, we can never predict with certainty how people will react. While this might seem like a curse, it is also a potential blessing. We of the ascended masters always hope that humankind will choose the higher road, and that is indeed why we give forth prophecy.

Prophecy is probability, not certainty

It is unfortunate that the war between science and religion has caused so many devout Christians to be suspicious of science. Quantum Physics has demonstrated that at the subatomic level you cannot predict the outcome of an event. You can predict the probability of certain outcomes, but you cannot know exactly what will happen until you make the observation.

This also applies to prophecy. We can predict the probability that certain events will happen, but we can rarely predict with certainty. When you understand that prophecy is given as a warning, in the hope that people will turn back prophecy, you understand that we are never trying to predict with certainty. We are simply trying to predict which one of the potential outcomes has the highest probability of manifesting.

In most cases, we give a prophecy far ahead of the predicted event. Our hope is that people will heed the prophecy and mitigate the event. However, if this does not happen, then the probability increases. The closer we move to the time of the predicted event, the higher the probability that the event will occur. In other words, there simply isn’t time for people to turn back the prophecy.

Therefore, we do sometimes give a prophecy because an event is so close to occurring that it is unlikely to be mitigated. We seek to warn those who have ears to hear, so that they can protect themselves or escape the situation. While such instances are indeed true prophecies, they are not the kind of prophecies we like to give. We always seek to warn people far ahead of time, in the hope that the predicted events will never occur.

The language and images of prophecy

To fully understand a spiritual teaching, including a prophecy, you need to understand something about the context in which the teaching was given. A spiritual teacher appears for the purpose of raising people to a higher understanding of the spiritual side of life. You cannot give people a higher understanding if they are not willing to listen to you, and they will not listen to you unless you use words and images that they can understand and accept. Therefore, when I walked the earth 2,000 years ago, I used words and images that were palatable to the people at the time (given their state of consciousness).

In that age, most people were in a much lower state of consciousness than the general population of today. Some modern scholars have correctly discovered that there is an evolutionary process whereby humankind’s consciousness is gradually being raised to higher levels. You will even see this in the scriptures.

During the Old Testament cycle, people moved out of a magic and into a mythic approach to life. At the time of my mission, people were heavily influenced by a mythic state of consciousness. People thought in terms of mythological images that were closely related to their sensory experience of the world. Their ability to think in abstract terms was limited.

The old testament prophets painted the picture of an angry God who was ready to punish people for their sins. When I appeared, I painted a different picture of God, namely as a benevolent and loving heavenly father figure. This image reflected the fact that people were beginning to move out of the mythic state of consciousness and into a more rational state of consciousness, as witnessed over the past 2,000 years. Still, I could not give people a deeper understanding of the spiritual side of life, and I taught the multitudes in parables.

My point here is that when I gave the teachings and prophecies recorded in the New Testament, I used images that were suited for the time. Because most people have now grown into a more rational state of consciousness, you cannot simply take such words and images and interpret them literally.

Back then, people believed that God created the world in seven days. I realize that even today many people hold on to this belief. However, because we now live in a more rational age, a great number of people are able to accept the idea that God created the world in seven stages or cycles that were far longer than one day.

You cannot take a Biblical prophecy out of the context in which it was given and use the mindset of today to interpret it literally. In other words, I do not desire to see people remain attached to a literal interpretation of Biblical prophecies. I see many Christians who actually have a desire to see such prophecies come true in a misguided attempt to prove the validity of the scriptures. As I have already stated, an unfulfilled prophecy is not necessarily a false prophecy. Therefore, an unfulfilled prophecy does not question the validity of the scriptures.

It is my hope that modern Christians can quickly grow out of this preoccupation with a literal interpretation. However, this will only happen if people understand that any spiritual teaching has several valid interpretations. In other words, a spiritual teaching can be understood at different levels. [NOTE: The scholar Karen Armstrong has explained that Christian fundamentalism is actually a byproduct of the rational mindset. Before the advent of science, most people did not take the Bible literally but understood it as mythological stories with a deeper meaning.]

 The end of the world

Certain New Testament prophecies predict major planetary changes and talk about the end of the world or the end of time. How should the people of today interpret such prophecies?

Let me make it clear that people in a mythic state of consciousness can become very focused on the concept of the end of the world. Even today, many sincere and devout Christians have a strong belief that the end of the world is imminent.

Let me state this as clearly as possible: God has no intention whatsoever of destroying the world. God wants to see this planet continue to be a schoolroom for lifestreams. Because everything in the material universe is temporary, there will eventually be an end to time and space as we know it. Yet, I can assure you that this is not something you need to worry about in your lifetime.

The concept of the end of the world is meant to illustrate the end of a spiritual cycle, the end of an age. During my mission on earth, most people were very attached to their immediate surroundings and they could not think beyond what they saw around them. For example, people had a very narrow concept of the the size of the world. In people’s minds, the world was much smaller back then. If a prophecy predicted an event, such as a volcanic eruption, that would produce a dark cloud covering a large area, then people believed the event affected the entire world (it did affect their “world”).

You must understand that expressions such as “the end of the world” or “darkness covering the world” do not have the same meaning today as they did 2,000 years ago. In many cases, you simply cannot take such statements literally. Therefore, I encourage you to seek inner direction from your higher self and thereby overcome all fear that the world might suddenly end.

The birth of a new age

When the earth passes into a new age, there is always a potential for certain changes in the form of natural disasters or unrest in society. Because this occurs every 2,150 years, there will normally be an increase of prophecy before such an event.

I gave certain New Testament prophecies to describe the transition from one age to the next. However, because of people’s mythic state of consciousness, I had to use images they could accept. At the time, many people were preoccupied with the idea of the end of the world, and most of them looked at this as a final or absolute event. Therefore, they often thought my prophecies described a final or absolute event and that my prophecies always referred to the material dimension.

Before the earth enters a new age, certain spiritual requirements must be met. Ideally, people should balance some of their karma and purify some of the misqualified energy that burdens the planetary body. If the karma or negative energy has not been balanced and consumed, then the Karmic Board can require that this energy must descend upon humankind before the beginning of the new age. In other words, people must pay certain debts, so they can enter the new cycle with a cleaner slate.

This descent of karma can cause certain changes, and prophecy is given as a warning so that people can mitigate the changes by balancing the karma and requalifying the negative energy. Thereby people can smoothen the transition into the new age. In today’s world, such a descent of karma has been occurring for several decades, and the dedication of many spiritual people, in both traditional religions and the New Age movement, has already averted many calamities.

Obviously, many people have not let go of their attachment to the mindset and beliefs that belong to the old age. Many people have not embraced and accepted the energies and the mindset of the new age. Therefore, it is still quite possible that the earth will go through various birth pains. I want you to realize that although many dangers have passed, the planet is “not out of the woods yet,” as the popular saying goes. Therefore, I want you to pursue Christhood and inner attunement so that you can know what you should personally do in these coming times.

Yet, first and foremost I want you to move out of fear. Whatever changes may occur, it will not mean the end of the world. These changes are simply birth pains, and they will bring in a new and better age. I want those of you who are committed to the path of personal Christhood to maintain a positive vision and to remain at peace no matter what might happen. I want you to keep putting personal Christhood above all else and to maintain the positive vision that God’s kingdom will manifest on earth through your personal Christhood and the Christhood of millions of your brothers and sisters. We of the ascended masters have a great vision for planet earth. We also have a great need for people in embodiment to grasp and hold that vision.

 How to respond to prophecy

When we of the ascended masters give a prophecy, we always hope that people will choose to change their outer actions and their state of consciousness so that the prophecy can be mitigated. We never intend a prophecy to generate fear. However, it is inevitable that prophecy will generate fear in some people, and it is very important that you understand why.

You must understand that prophecy is always given to people who are suffering from some degree of spiritual blindness. If they had a true spiritual understanding, they would not have started the negative spiral that leads to undesirable consequences. In other words, if people truly understood the spiritual reality, it would not have been necessary to bring forth a prophecy.

There are many degrees of spiritual blindness. When people descend to the lower levels of spiritual blindness, they cannot be reached with a spiritual message. We of the ascended masters can see what will happen if such people continue misusing God’s energy. We see that they have created a self-destructive spiral, and we see the inevitable consequences.

What are we to do in such a situation? Are we to simply stand by and allow people to destroy themselves? Are we to talk nicely to them about possibly changing their ways just a little bit? Or are we, as an act of last resort, going to attempt to bring forth such a dire prophecy that it can awaken people from their spiritual sleep?

We generally feel that it is more merciful to bring forth a prophecy, even if that prophecy generates fear. It is an unfortunate fact that when people are in a very low state of consciousness, they can only be awakened through the fear of consequences or the fear of punishment.

As spiritual teachers, we simply have to work with people in their present state of consciousness. Our first task is to awaken them. If they can only be awakened by fear, then we will attempt to awaken them through fear. However, for us this is truly a last resort.

What I am trying to say here is that our goal is to awaken people and help them come up higher in consciousness. If they can only be awakened through fear, then so be it. However, that fear will not help people come up higher in consciousness. Therefore, we do not want people to remain in a state of consciousness that is dominated by fear.

 Prophecy and fear

A prophecy can be likened to sending an electric current into someone’s body in an attempt to restart their heart. The fear of punishment can work as an electric shock, and it can literally jolt people out of their spiritual blindness and restart their spiritual hearts.

However, once a person’s heart starts beating, you immediately switch off the electric current. The problem is that when it comes to prophecy, we of the ascended masters are not applying the current of fear. This fear is generated in the consciousness of an individual human being, or in the mass consciousness of an entire group of people. Therefore, we cannot turn off this fear. It is up to human beings to overcome their fears.

I want you to understand that God has no need to be feared by people. God simply wants all of his sons and daughters to come home. You cannot come home to God’s kingdom as long as you fear God, because your lifestream will always seek to run away from its fears.

How do we of the ascended masters want people to respond to prophecy? First and foremost, we want people to heed the prophecy. We want people to come to an inner recognition that unless they change their ways, the predicted events might indeed come upon them.

If you have been awakened by a prophecy and if that prophecy has generated fear, then I want you to look at that fear as something you need to overcome as quickly as possible. Once you have heeded the warning and decided to change your ways, your fear has served its purpose. Holding on to the fear will only hinder your spiritual growth. Therefore, do not continue to focus on the fear of prophecy. Instead, you should focus your attention on pursuing the spiritual path and gradually putting on your personal Christhood.

The danger of fear

Why is it so important that people rise out of the fear generated by prophecy? One reason is that fear is in direct opposition to the goal of the ascended masters. Our goal is to see God’s kingdom manifest on earth, and the key to attaining this goal is that people put on individual Christhood. Fear is in opposition to Christ consciousness. If your mind is dominated by fear, it will be very difficult for you to put on even a small portion of your Christhood.

Another reason is that people create their own reality. Therefore, it is a very real possibility that people can bring upon themselves that which they fear. The greatest danger about giving a prophecy is that people’s fear can actually make that prophecy come true. People can literally become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Let me give you an example of this danger. One of the greatest dangers on this planet is the threat of a large-scale war, possibly a world war. If such a war were to happen, the main cause would be fear. A world war must involve free democratic nations. Such nations are rational enough to realize the dire consequences of unleashing modern weapons. Therefore, such nations will go to war only because they fear that the consequences of not going to war will be worse than the consequences of going to war.

I have told you that misqualified energy is stored in the energy field of the entire planet. Every time a person generates fear, that fear adds to the sum of fear that is stored in the energy field of the planet. Therefore, if you allow yourself to remain in a state of fear, you can actually contribute to bringing about a war. I am sure that if you are reading these teachings, you do not want to help bring about such a war. Therefore, I trust you can see the value of quickly letting go of your fears.

How do you overcome fear? By sincerely pursuing the path of personal Christhood. As you begin to put on that Christhood, you will begin to feel the unconditional love of God. The love of God is the perfect love that casts out all fear. Therefore, I want you to let go of your fears and embrace the path of personal Christhood. Do not let your fears, be they fears of prophecy or any other fears, prevent you from striving for personal Christhood.

 Christhood is the key to mitigating prophecy

I must tell you frankly that in this age it is no longer enough for people to change their outer behavior in response to prophecy. In the Old Testament dispensation, humankind was in such a low state of consciousness, that it simply was not possible to make them understand the path of personal Christhood. Therefore, the goal of Old Testament prophecy was to make people change their outer behavior. In some cases, as documented in the Old Testament, people did change their behavior and their city was spared.

You are now living in a different age. The goal of my coming to earth was to take people to the level beyond the Old Testament consciousness. At this new level, you need to change your inner behavior; you need to overcome the state of consciousness that I call the dualistic mind. You need to put on Christ consciousness.

Therefore, you must realize that in this age the key to mitigating prophecy is individual Christhood. It simply is not enough that people change their actions, light a candle or even pray. I am not saying that prayer does not have an effect. I am not saying that changing your ways does not have an effect. What I am saying is that these measures are not enough to turn back the prophecies that relate to this age. Such measures can lessen the effect of prophecy, but they cannot completely mitigate prophecy. The only way to completely mitigate current prophesies is for a critical mass of people to put on individual Christhood. Nothing else will do.

I hope you realize that these words are not meant to generate fear. They are meant to make you accept that if you are concerned about prophecy, you need to play an active role in mitigating prophecy. The only efficient way to mitigate prophecy in this day and age is for you to put on individual Christhood.

Giving birth to a new age

As explained on this site, the earth is now in the process of passing out of the old (Piscean) age and into the new (Aquarian) age. Every time the earth moves into a different age (or spiritual cycle), it must go through a process of adjustment and change. What is really happening is that the earth, and the consciousness of humankind, is giving birth to a new age, a new level of consciousness. In fact, humankind is meant to give birth to the Christ consciousness.

The passing of the old age can cause upheaval in the earth body and in society. This upheaval, these birth pains, are in part caused by people’s tendency to hold on to the old state of consciousness. Unfortunately, many people hold on to the old state of consciousness and refuse to leave it behind. By doing so, they contribute to the danger that there will be upheaval in society before the new age can be born.

Compare this process to the rising of the spring waters that flood the rice fields. This event happens every spring, and it nourishes the soil. One year, people decide they do not want the fields flooded, and they build a dike to hold back the water. The water keeps rising, and people build the dike higher and higher. This simply damns up the water and creates more pressure. The higher the dike, the higher the pressure. As the waters keep rising, the pressure eventually reaches critical mass, and the dike can no longer hold it back. This releases a violent flooding of the land, and the violence is in direct proportion to the pressure behind the dike.

This compares to people using their old beliefs in an attempt to build a dike to hold back the rising waters of the new state of consciousness. The more people cling to old ideas, the more pressure is created. The higher the pressure, the more violent will be the events that release the energies of the new age.

You can also compare this process to a woman giving birth to a child. You know that the woman’s state of consciousness can greatly influence the process of delivery. If she is fearful or dominated by other negative emotions, she can prolong her own labor and make it much more painful. If she is completely relaxed and calm about the process, she can give birth with very little pain.

If people hold on to the old state of consciousness, especially if they hold on to fear, then that vibration of fear can affect the entire planet. It will work against the mitigation of prophecy, and it can actually prevent people from doing the one thing (putting on Christ consciousness) that will turn back prophecy. If people focus their attention on prophecy and allow their thoughts and feelings to be colored by fear, that negative energy, might prevent the mitigation of prophecy.

 How to interpret prophecy

How should you respond to a given prophecy? What actions should you take to mitigate the prophecy or protect yourself from the predicted events?

If a certain prophecy has helped you reach a personal turning point or seems important to you, I do not want you to ignore or discard that prophecy. Instead, you should assume that the prophecy has some kind of message for your lifestream. However, in order to grasp that message, you need to make a sincere effort to rise above any fear associated with the prophecy. You must realize that fear will always cloud your judgment.

To truly know whether a certain prophecy has relevance for you, you must go through the inner process of attunement with your Christ self. Only your Christ self can give you the correct discernment, the correct understanding, of how to respond to prophecy.

I do not want you to misunderstand these teachings. The true goal of the ascended masters is to help you attain Christ consciousness. The true way to turn back and mitigate prophecy is for a critical mass of people to put on Christ consciousness. However, this does not mean that it cannot be appropriate for you to take certain outer precautions because of a particular prophecy.

As the earth gives birth to the new age, upheaval can potentially occur at many different levels. You must be practical about this and remember that God helps those who help themselves. In other words, in certain situations it might be necessary and prudent for you to take certain outer actions in order to protect yourself from predicted events. However, to determine what is right for you personally, you need to get inner direction from your Christ self.

If a particular prophecy has special meaning to you, then you should assume that the prophecy has a message for your lifestream. However, you should also recognize that the true message might not relate to outer actions or events. You should recognize that as long as your state of mind is dominated by fear, you will not be able to hear the inner message from your Christ self.

Therefore, make a sincere effort to rise out of fear and tune in to your Christ self. Use the techniques I have given on the toolbox LINK website and any other spiritual techniques that appeal to you. Then, allow yourself to receive the inner recognition of what you should do concerning a prophecy.

 Misuse of prophecy

Millions of Christians, and other devout seekers, have allowed prophecy to propel them into a state of consciousness dominated by fear. Thereby, they have made decisions with their outer minds, decisions based on fear. They have decided what they must do to avoid the things they fear, and in some cases people’s fears have caused them to abandon all reason.

When people respond with fear, they often go into one of two extremes:

  • Some people think they only have to do spiritual work, and then God will save them. Many Christians believe that their prayers or rosaries are enough to protect them against any calamity. I would like to ask such people to consider why God told Noah to build the ark. In other words, why didn’t God simply tell Noah to pray or light candles?
  • Other people think they have to take elaborate physical measures to protect themselves from predicted events. In reality, these people use a prophecy as an excuse for abandoning, the path of personal Christhood. They simply say: “I have to put my spiritual growth on hold while I prepare for the events that I fear can come to pass.” In other words, they think that preparing for physical survival is more important than spiritual growth.

Both of these extremes represent an incorrect reasoning, and they do not help the cause of the ascended masters. As always, you must strive for balance. You must understand my true inner message: “Seek first the kingdom of God, and all else shall be added unto you.” The true meaning of this statement is that you must first seek to put on your individual Christhood. As you put on that Christhood, you will gain the inner understanding, the inner discernment, that will empower you to see what, if anything, you should do about a particular prophecy.

When you allow your mind to be taken over by fear, you begin to believe that outer actions are the key to your survival (be they religious or survivalist activities). In reality, the key to your survival is Christ consciousness. That Christ consciousness might propel you to take certain outer actions. However, these actions will be based on inner direction instead of fear. Therefore, they will not cause you to be irrational or irresponsible.

Some people have, in the process of pursuing the spiritual path, come across a prophecy which filled them with fear. They have then used that fear to set aside spiritual growth and go into one of the extremes described above. If this has happened to you, do not condemn yourself. People have done much worse things as a result of fear. Simply recognize that this is a blind alley, and then make a sincere effort to reconnect with your spiritual path.

The true key to survival, physical and spiritual, is Christ consciousness. Seek it first, and it will give you the inner direction that will add all else unto you.

 

Copyright © 2003 by Kim Michaels

The Great White Throne?

TOPICS:  Many white thrones – Sanat Kumara –


Question: Where is the Great White Throne?

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

That depends on which throne you are talking about. Many of the hierarchs in the spiritual realm have spiritual palaces, or retreats, and many of them have a central throne room.

The Great White Throne mentioned in the Bible belongs to the Ancient of Days, whom we of the ascended masters call Sanat Kumara. This particular throne is located in the etheric octave over the planet Venus, which was Sanat Kumara’s temporary home planet before he volunteered to work with earth. Sanat Kumara came to earth on a rescue mission in order to save the lifestreams that were stuck on this planet.

However, there is also a throne room in the etheric plane over the sun. Alpha and Omega have a white throne in the Great Central Sun. A white throne is made of energies of very high vibration and therefore it radiates white light.

 

Copyright © 2012 by Kim Michaels

Helios and Vesta plus Alpha and Omega plus the trinity

TOPICS: Alpha and Omega supreme hierarchs – El Shaddai – Vedas – Brahman – trinity – 


Question: What is the relation between Helios and Vesta /Alpha and Omega, El Shaddai, Brahman, and the Trinity?

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

As explained elsewhere, Alpha and Omega are the supreme spiritual hierarchs of this unascended sphere. Helios and Vesta are the spiritual hierarchs who serve under Alpha and Omega. El Shaddai is an ancient name for God, which is what I call the Creator. This is what the Vedas call Brahman, as the supreme power that created the universe.

The Trinity is the first level of manifestation that leads to the creation of the world of form. The Father can be likened to the Creator or Brahman. The Son is the universal Christ consciousness out of which everything is created, called Vishnu in the Hindu trinity. The Holy Spirit is the creative force that is like a stream of energy which is constantly flowing from the center of the Creator through all levels of creation into the farthest levels of the world of form. It is constantly seeking to realign all energy with the purity and perfection of God. Hindus call it Shiva, or the destroyer of all that is unreal.

In reality, the Trinity should be expanded to encompass the Divine Mother, the feminine aspect of God. The Creator is the masculine aspect of God, and it forms a polarity with the feminine aspect of God. Out of their union, the Son, the universal Christ consciousness, is created. The Holy Spirit is the creative impulse that causes the Christ consciousness to flow into the various manifestations in the world of form.

 

Copyright © 2012 by Kim Michaels

Do the ascended masters feel frustrated?

TOPICS: Ascended masters know the Law of Free Will – masters have no standard for judging human behavior – the earth outpictures people’s consciousness – the immaculate concept has no judgment – the Christ is always where you are – the Christ helps people reach the next step – taking the long view – set yourself free from judgment – a standard and time –


Question: The ascended masters must have seen golden opportunity after golden opportunity for the earth to transcend into higher spheres of energy slip away over the course of the past 2000 years. How is it they can refrain from losing patience with earth, or from hating the dark forces that keep foiling these golden opportunities that the ascended masters set up for us? I realise that the masters are too loyal to Free Will to allow themselves to feel frustrated, but do they not find themselves wondering with exasperated disbelief how people can spend lifetime after lifetime without growing?

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels: (Aug 22, 2011)

Your question is understandable, but it is also based on a popular assumption that is out of touch with the reality of who we are.

We clearly see the reality that the purpose of the world of form is to facilitate the growth in self-awareness for all self-aware beings. And the way chosen by the Creator for this to happen is go give self-aware beings free will and allow them to outplay it, until they learn to make choices that raise the All.

Thus, when we look at earth, we do not look with the consciousness that there is a supreme standard against which life on earth must be evaluated. In other words, we do not have a standard of right and wrong, according to which we say that things are currently wrong.

On the contrary. What is it that facilitates the growth in self-awareness? It is that beings project the totality of their consciousness – their selves – upon the Ma-ter light and experience the reflection. They keep doing this until they have had enough of a particular experience and decide: “I want to be more than my current sense of self.”

So what are current conditions on earth? They are simply the outpicturing of the current self-awareness of humanity. Thus, current conditions are the perfect opportunity for people to transcend their sense of self. It has always been so, and it will always be so.

Obviously, our role is to hold the immaculate concept for people, and this means we have a blueprint for the highest potential humanity has, based on where the collective consciousness is at right now. Yet what does it mean to hold the immaculate concept? It means we hold the vision without any form of judgment.

Do you see the importance? Holding the immaculate concept does NOT mean that you have a predefined standard for how people should exercise their FREE will. A standard is ALWAYS created from the duality consciousness, as we explain in Healing Mother Earth. We do not look at humanity and say, “Oh, this or that should have happened, and thus it is frustrating that people once again chose the low road.” Instead, we only look at what is, and then we hold the vision for how people can take the very next step.

It is a common misunderstanding among ascended master students that the Christ consciousness means a superior standard according to which we judge people. In reality, the Christ consciousness means no standard—at least not as it can be understood by people trapped in duality.

What is the significance of my embodiment 2,000 years ago? It is that the Christ is ALWAYS where you are. Which truly means that you can never descend to a level of consciousness, where the Christ is not found. Without him was not anything made that was made. Which truly means that even the seemingly lowest conditions or forms have the seed of the Christ consciousness within them. Meaning that any condition in the world of form carries within it the key to the transcendence of the level of consciousness from which the form was created. It could never be any other way.

The Christ does not approach people with a superior standard that requires them to come up many steps all at once. The Christ does not look at people and say: “Well, when you have made yourself worthy, then I will help you transcend that state of consciousness.” Instead, the Christ approaches them with a frame of reference that can empower them to take one step higher on their personal path. The Christ is ALWAYS willing to help anyone transcend their current level of consciousness and come closer to oneness. (Take note that a particular master can indeed refuse to work with students below a certain level of consciousness, yet the universal Christ mind will find ways to work with anyone, which is illustrated by me descending to hell.)

When a person does take one step, we see that as a victory. When a person does not take the next step, we know that according to the law, that person will only increase the pressure that will compel the person to transcend his or her current sense of self. So even that is a step closer to progress. The same holds true for groups of people and humankind as a whole. When you are an ascended master, you learn to take the long view and see that the road to progress often takes twists and turns, but in the end it will indeed lead to the goal of raising self-awareness. If you do not learn this, you will “fall” back into embodiment and once again engage in the dualistic struggle to “force others for their own good.” You see, any choice will have consequences. And the more unpleasant the consequences, the more quickly it will bring people to the point, where they are willing to transcend their current sense of self.

Once you let go of the lie that you have to judge how other beings exercise their free will, you will set yourself free from feeling the frustration that throughout history has caused so many people to think they have to correct others through force. And this will actually do more to further the progress of this planet than just about anything else you can do as an individual.

In terms of whether we wonder how people can spend lifetime after lifetime without growing, we do sometimes ask the question in order to get people to think. Yet in our own minds, we do not wonder, because we remember with humility that we too have been in embodiment, and we did not always take the straightest road towards our ascensions.

When you give up the need to judge others, there are a lot of questions that simply evaporate. And that is a great sense of liberation. Yet truly, you have to try it, to know how it works. Of course, if you decide to continue in the sense of self that can only lead to frustration, I will respect your choice. And I will stand ready to offer you a higher choice any time you want it.

You see, I have time on my side, for I know that time is not. In fact, it is the sense that there is a standard and that something is not living up to it that keeps the illusion of time alive in the minds of people on earth. And that explains why some people can spend lifetime after lifetime without growing—because they are instead focused on forcing other people to conform to their standard.

 

 Copyright © 2011 by Kim Michaels

How do the ascended masters envision their relationship with us on earth?

TOPICS: Oneness between us and the masters – all people strive to have their personal, inner connection to the masters – people finding their own places in the overall scheme – golden age is not a tightly controlled society – a society guided by the Holy Spirit –


Question: How do the ascended masters envision their relationship with us on the earth and the physical octave in the highest out-picturing of the Aquarian Age?

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

We envision oneness. Oneness as above so below—where you do not see yourself as being apart from us, but you see yourself as being a part of us, as being extensions of ourselves. For you recognize that we are extensions of greater Beings and you are extensions of the same greater Beings.

And thus you see yourselves as simply the ascended masters in embodiment rather than the ascended masters in the spiritual realm. And thus you see that you are here to be here below all that you – we – are above and thereby bringing the kingdom of God to earth.

You do not look to us to tell you what to do as an external Presence. And thus, you see that even what you experience right now – where you see me as an ascended master, called Jesus Christ, who is speaking to you through a messenger who is the open door – well this is only an intermediate stage. For surely, it is not our vision for the Golden Age that we have one, or even a number of messengers who are like the oracles of old that the people go to when they need to be told what to do with their lives. Instead, we envision that the majority of the people have at least some connection to their Christ Selves and their I AM Presences, so that they get directions from within.

Now, we may still have a limited number of people who have a broader connection that allows them to bring forth more direct teachings for general use. But certainly, we envision that all people individually, or at least the majority of the people individually, have a connection that allows them to get their personal directions directly from their own Higher Beings—of which we count ourselves a part.

And therefore, all people will naturally and individually find their rightful place in the overall scheme for raising up all life and bringing the Golden Age into physical manifestation. So that we do not need to have an overall plan that is so specific that each person can see on the external plan where they are supposed to fit in.

In other words, we are not envisioning a tightly controlled society—as you, for example, have seen in communist nations. Where they create a five-year plan and essentially assign people to fulfill certain roles as the worker bees in a beehive are assigned to fulfill that role. Instead, we envision that each society has an overall plan that gives the broad strokes for what that society is meant to out-picture. And then, through the agency of inner direction, coming through the agency of the Holy Spirit, each person knows where they will fit in. And thus each person will get their inner direction so that there is precisely the right amount of people to perform each task.

And thus, there is no unemployment, there is no overabundance of a particular kind of people with a particular kind of education, who therefore cannot find work or are forced to seek work in a different field than the one in which they got their education. And thus, you see how the plan can unfold without being controlled by any external authority on earth. But simply by the people trusting in their inner direction, that naturally guides each person to his or her rightful place in the greater scheme for the Golden Age.

 

 Copyright © 2008 by Kim Michaels

The ascended masters do not work with UFOs

TOPICS: Ascended masters need no technology – ascended masters do not use UFOs – space brothers and galactic federation are false teachings – looking for an external savior to save you with advanced technology – starseeds is not a true concept – do not seek contact with aliens and UFOs 


Question: I found out I am a star seed of the orion system….All they have done is be viscious,  and hatefull towards me…All I want to do is to tell them to go to hell….I don’t want any part of them…..The way I feel right now,  and many other people also feel that all aliens are liars,  and do not want their help….If aliens from any star system said they were here for me,  and my kids I am going to tell them go away,  and leave us alone…I don’t want any help from any aliens…..

 Why should I accept any alien when all they have done is be nasty to me, and my kids….The people they hired are being paid to do so….Why would I want anything to do with any extraterrestrial…….

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

The internet is a great tool for disseminating information. Unfortunately, it is an equally “great” tool for disseminating disinformation, and I assume you have realized that not everything that is available on the internet is true or useful. As I explain throughout this website, everything on earth is subject to the free will of human beings. As an ascended master I do not have the authority to override people’s free will, and thus I have no way of controlling what information deceitful or naive people put on the internet.

The main reason I am commenting on this letter is that it gives me the opportunity to make some clear statements about aliens and UFOs. You have already used your discernment to see the obvious flaw in any teaching who links a spiritual master to beings who have to use technology – however “advanced” – in order to attain their goals. What you need to do now is to rise above the discouragement and get on with your spiritual path.

Let me make some statements that are hopefully so clear that they cannot be misinterpreted:

• The true spiritual teachers of humankind – the ascended masters – have risen above the human ego, the duality consciousness and the material universe. Thus, we can accomplish our goals by using the power of God within us, meaning that we need no technology that is available in the material universe.

ANY teaching that links spiritual teachers to beings in UFOs, flying saucers, space-crafts, star-ships or whatever you want to call them should – by the wise student – be considered a false teaching that is given deliberately to deceive you and leave you feeling confused and discouraged.

The ascended masters do NOT – in any way – work with beings from star-ships or from Orion or the Pleiades. Neither do we work with beings who belong to the space brothers, the Galactic Federation or the Galactic Council. Any teaching that links the names of known ascended masters to such beings is a false teaching. NO EXCEPTIONS.

The entire idea that alien beings in UFOs play a beneficial role in the spiritual growth or salvation of humankind is a false idea. It is designed to play on the minds of people who have not accepted responsibility for their own salvation. These people are always looking for an easy way out, for an external savior who will do all the work for them. And since many people in the modern world can no longer – for good reason – believe in the Christian claim that I will appear in the sky and do all the work for them, they are looking for another savior. Thus, they can easily be ensnared by ideas that claim an advanced civilization will fly to earth in space-ships and will solve all of humankind’s problems through their superior wisdom and advanced technology.

Even if – and note the “if” – such a civilization did come to earth, any civilization that is using space-ships and technology will still be very primitive in terms of spiritual wisdom. If you have wisdom, you transcend the need for physical technology. Thus, such a civilization simply would not have the wisdom to solve humankind’s problems—even if it existed.

I, the ascended Jesus Christ, did come to earth from Venus, but that does not mean that I originated on Venus. I was born in a higher realm, and that is where I returned after my ascension. Thus, I am indeed in God’s kingdom, and if you have not seen me, you have not looked high enough. Stop studying false teachings, take responsibility for raising your consciousness, and you will find me. Consequently, the idea that I live on a star-ship called Capricorn near the planet Venus is completely false.

The concept of starseeds is not a concept given by the ascended masters, and thus I encourage you to use discernment when you come across any teaching or channeling that uses this term. The term originated in the mental realm, and it is used by beings who are not necessarily malicious but are certainly not beyond duality.

I strongly suggest that all people who think they are in contact with what they see as aliens break off this contact by an act of will and by invoking the spiritual protection of Archangel Michael, preferably by giving the Archangel Michael Rosary.

Let me mention that there are people on earth who have come here from other galaxies. However, this does not mean that these beings are here to save the earth or had a particularly high spiritual attainment before they took embodiment here. When the earth started going into a downward spiral, beings from other systems were allowed to embody here. Yet most of them were beings who had not been able to ascend when their native planets ascended. Thus, they were allowed to come to earth because their consciousness was so low that it corresponded to the consciousness of the lowest people on earth.

It is not correct to say that a person is an incarnation of an ascended master. Most human beings are out of the beings of ascended masters, but you are still unascended, or you would not still be in embodiment. When you realize – and you can only know through genuine Christ discernment – that you are out of the being of an ascended master, you will be able to see through any disinformation. You will not let anything discourage you but will get on with your mission of helping other people.

Finally, you ask where you can find the real God’s kingdom. My friend, it can be found today in the same place where I told you to look for it 2,000 years ago:

Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. (Luke 17:21)

So forget all the false teachings about aliens and starships and use the real teachings on my website to find the inner kingdom!

 

Copyright © 2006 by Kim Michaels

Why do the ascended masters need to have council meetings?

TOPICS: Ascended masters not all-knowing – masters specialize, and supplement each other – God cannot predict free will – only oneness leads to maximum results – how masters communicate – oneness on earth and oneness between heaven and earth –


Question: Hi, I wanted to know why the ascended masters need to have council meetings.  If the masters are already all-knowing, then why can’t they communicate with each other at the speed of thought? Why do they need to gather at council meetings to discuss things?

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

We are not all-knowing in the sense that each of us has all knowledge in our individual awareness. We have access to the mind of God, which contains all knowledge, but the mind of God is so vast that only the Creator can contain all of the knowledge in its individual awareness. Thus, as ascended masters we each specialize in a certain field and we come together to supplement each other.

Furthermore, our work is related to helping unascended humans, and it is simply not possible to predict how people will choose to respond. Even God cannot predict with certainty how beings with free will use their creative powers. Thus, we draw upon our experiences from being in embodiment. None of us have embodied in all circumstances on earth, but together we cover a much wider field. Thus, by pooling our experience we can better help our unascended brothers and sisters.

Because we are beyond the ego, none of us assume we know everything that is needed in order to help humankind and thus we know that we need to “put our minds together.” This is also a cosmic requirement because even at our level it is necessary to come together in oneness in order to achieve maximum results. This keeps us humble and keeps us reaching for higher oneness with each other and with God—which is how we rise higher.

You ask why we do not simply communicate at the speed of thought, and although it is a logical question, it is asked from the human state of consciousness. You see, we also come together with the speed of thought, and thus one might say that we do not communicate over distance as humans do. We communicate by BEING together and sharing our Presence in oneness.

Another reason for being together is that we enjoy each other’s company. We enjoy experiencing how our individual flames interact and expand each other, thereby creating a whole that is more than any of us could achieve alone. This is also what we long to establish with people in embodiment. One might say that it is the underlying goal behind our websites, namely to give people a sense of oneness with the ascended masters.

This is also what we hope can be achieved when people come together for conferences where we communicate through our messengers. It is not so much about what we say as it is about attaining oneness with each other, which then opens up for oneness with us. Where two of three are gathered together in my name – meaning in the Spirit of Oneness (which is another name for the Living Christ) – there am I in the midst of them. You cannot attain a sense of oneness with us through the ego, so by seeking true oneness with other people, you set aside your ego which opens the door for oneness with us in a higher realm.

When we are together in council meetings, we always end with a simple ritual of appreciating our oneness, and it always raises us to a higher sense of oneness with God—which is the ultimate reward for being together.

 

Copyright © 2005 by Kim Michaels

Jesus is not the reincarnation of Krishna

TOPICS: Jesus is not Krishna – embody Christ consciousness versus being an incarnation of – beware of the subtle temptations of pride –


Question: I’m surprised that Jesus refers to Himself as “Jesus Christ” and not, say, Jesus the Christ or even as Yeshua. I would like to know if Jesus is the reincarnation of Krsna (Krishna)?

I love the teachings posted on this website and have so much to learn. thank you.

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

“Jesus the Christ” is a title indicating that I have attained Christhood, whereas “Jesus Christ” is the name I have chosen as an ascended master. I have already commented on the name Jeshua.

Concerning Krishna, I am not the reincarnation of Krishna. Krishna is an ascended master, and although we are all one, we also have separate identities.

I can understand that so many people see a connection between Krishna and myself and think we might be incarnations of the same lifestream. However, the reality is that we both served as spiritual teachers who taught the way to Christ consciousness. The only way to teach Christhood is to embody the Christ consciousness and teach by example. So we both embodied the universal Christ mind, whereby that Christ mind became individualized in each of us.

I understand that some people will interpret this to mean that we were both incarnations of the universal Christ. This is not necessarily wrong, but the problem is that many people interpret this to mean that we were the same lifestream and that we came into embodiment in the fullness of Christhood. This is not correct. We both came to earth as individual lifestreams who went through multiple incarnations before we attained the Christ consciousness that empowered us to ascend. It would therefore be better to say that we followed the spiritual path until we embodied the Christ consciousness instead of saying that we were incarnations of the Christ consciousness.

Let me commend you for recognizing that you have much to learn. This is a very good place to be in because it opens the heart and mind to spiritual growth. I can assure you that even ascended masters have much to learn about the deeper realities of God. Therefore, humility is always important on the spiritual path.

Unfortunately, I see many spiritual seekers who follow the path for a while and then gradually become enveloped in the subtle temptations of pride. They begin to think that because they have walked so far on the path, they have somehow arrived at an ultimate destination and have nothing more to learn from anyone. As one of my colleagues likes to say, “If the teacher be an ant, heed him.” To make maximum spiritual progress, it is essential to remain humble and open to the eternal teacher who often appears in a humble disguise to test your willingness to learn.

 

Copyright © 2004 by Kim Michaels