Christ love is unconditional but has discernment

TOPICS: Human love based on lower state of consciousness – human love is relative – must live up to conditions in order to deserve love – God’s love is unconditional – God does not see your imperfections – people project their imperfections upon God and their conditions upon God’s love – unconditional love does not mean that anything goes – Christ love is unconditional but has discernment – Christ consciousness is mediator between man and God – Christ love will challenge you to transcend limitations – to the ego, Christ love is disturbing – the goal of life is not to feel good but to grow –


Question: The word ” Love ” is used indiscriminately by so many people,(no matter what their particular religious/spiritual beliefs are), that this word probably has more definitions and meanings on a continuously changing basis than any other!

In the Bible, the 10 Commandments,” Loving God, loving ourselves, Love is the Key,; it is all so nebulous! It so easy to say, ” love God, love thyself, love thy neighbor”, how do we know we are ” really loving ” the way God defines Love? And, if ” Love is the Key”, then surely we want to ” love” the right way!
Would you please share with us God’s definition of Love and anything else that would be helpful for us to fully be the Love that God intended us to be?

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

Thank you for asking a very important question. You are quite right that there are many definitions of love and that there is much confusion concerning love.

Let me begin by talking about human love. As I explain throughout my website,  the real problem on planet earth is that human beings have descended into a lower state of consciousness in which they have lost contact with their spiritual source. The characteristic of this state of consciousness is that it makes people think everything is relative. In this state of consciousness people define an image of reality, an idol, and then they seek to force reality to fit into their belief system, or world view. They seek to make the world the way they want it to be. Naturally, this also applies to love.

When human beings define love, they define it in relative terms. For example, many people define love as the opposite of hatred. However, hatred is an entirely relative emotion, an entirely human emotion. So if you define love as the opposite of the relative emotion of hatred, then what you define as love is also a relative emotion. The consequence is that human love is always conditional. Human beings tend to define love based on themselves, based on their current state of consciousness. This means that each person defines love in the following way: love is whatever makes me feel good. If you do or say something that does not make me feel good, then you are not loving me.

This definition is, of course, completely self-centered. Or rather, it is centered on the lower mind, the dualistic mind. Therefore, this definition of love is out of touch with the reality of divine love.

As I explain elsewhere, divine love is completely and absolutely unconditional. I also explain that God is not an angry and judgmental God. God is a God of unconditional love, and it has nothing but love for all of its sons and daughters. No matter who you are or what you have done, God loves you with the same unconditional, infinite love that God had when it first created your lifestream. Nothing you could possibly do, could diminish God’s love for you. Nothing you could possibly do, could make you unworthy to receive God’s unconditional love.

However, it is important to understand that God’s love is unconditional precisely because his eyes cannot behold iniquity. God is the ultimate creative power of this universe. Whatever God looks upon will be magnified by the immense creative powers of God. Therefore, God simply does not look at your imperfections. God gave you free will, and as a consequence of having free will you can choose to enter a state of consciousness that is below the perfection that God envisioned for you. In that state of consciousness you might create many imperfections, but God will not see any of your imperfections. God only sees the perfection that he created in the beginning. When you sink into imperfection, you sink below the horizon of God’s vision. We of the ascended masters do see your imperfections, and that is why we can help you transcend them.

The problem with trying to explain God’s love is that when people are trapped in a relative state of consciousness, they tend to go into one of two extremes. The one extreme is that people project human qualities upon God and therefore imagine that God will judge human judgments. They imagine that God will judge human beings the way that they themselves judge others. They also imagine that God will be angry and will want to punish those who violate his laws, or rather their definition of God’s laws.

In today’s age, a growing number of people are beginning to see through the fallacy of an angry and judgmental image of God. These people move out of fear and into a state of consciousness where they can approach God as a loving God. I highly applaud this development, because it is truly a step in the right direction. Unfortunately, many of these people go into the opposite extreme and now begin to believe that because God’s love is unconditional, anything goes. These people begin to believe, and some of them build elaborate arguments in order to support this belief, that nothing is really bad, nothing is really evil. Therefore, they think that human beings can do whatever they want, and it will be acceptable in the eyes of God.

I must tell you that either of the two extremes I have described are equally dangerous for the lifestream. This then brings us to the need to talk about the different kinds of love. We have talked about human love which is always conditional. We have talked about God’s love which is always unconditional yet never sees imperfection. We now need to talk about a third kind of love, which I would like to call Christ love.

Christ love is completely unconditional, just as the love of God. However, Christ love can indeed behold iniquity. As I stated 2,000 years ago, the Father does not judge because he has given it to the Son to judge. The Son of God, the true, rightful and only son of God, is the Christ consciousness. I embodied that state of mind, but the Christ consciousness is much more than any individual being, myself included.

The function of the Christ consciousness is to serve as a mediator between man and God. Therefore, the Christ consciousness, including a person who has attained Christ consciousness, can judge righteous judgments. Such a person will know what is the truth and reality of God and what is out of alignment with that reality.

The function of Christ love is that although it loves every human being unconditionally, it is not a blind love. Christ love clearly sees when a person is trapped in a lower state of consciousness that is based on unreality. The nature of Christ love is that it will not leave such people alone. The unconditional love of Christ simply will not leave people trapped in a lower state of consciousness. It wants people to come up higher so that they can experience the abundant life of God.

Therefore, contrary to popular belief held by so many Christians, Christ love is not pacifist, it is not soft, it is not touchy-feely, it is not mushy. Christ love will not make you feel good in a human sense. Christ love will not leave you where it found you. Christ love will compel you to come up higher, to change your consciousness so that you can bring it into alignment with the truth and reality of God. Christ love will not leave you alone in a lower state of consciousness. It will not leave you alone until you have changed your consciousness and come up higher so that you have life, even the abundant life.

Most people are so trapped in the relative state of consciousness that they can only experience the relative, conditional, human love. When a person diligently walks the spiritual path, it is possible for such a person to raise his or her consciousness until the person experiences the pure, unconditional love of God. Indeed, I encourage all spiritual seekers to strive for this experience because nothing is more life-transforming than to experience the unconditional love that God has for your lifestream.

Yet it is important to understand that the unconditional love of God cannot be expressed in this world as long as the world is in a state of imperfection. So what can be expressed in this world is Christ love. If a person is a sincere spiritual seeker and has shown willingness to come up higher in consciousness (to let go of the limited state of consciousness and accept another facet of the truth and the reality of God) then Christ love can indeed be what most people would call loving. Yet when a person is out of alignment with the truth of God, then Christ love will not appear loving in the human sense. Instead, it will be an active love that will not leave people alone.

If people are trapped in the lower state of consciousness, they will not experience Christ love as something pleasant. They will experience it as something highly disturbing, something that simply will not leave them alone, something that will not allow them to remain comfortable in their lower state of consciousness.

So the correct way to love is to strive to experience the unconditional love of God and then to express that love in this world in the form of Christ love. When a person is trapped in the lower state of consciousness, that person simply cannot experience or express Christ love. Such a person can express only the conditional human love.

There are many sincere seekers who begin to have glimpses of the unconditional love of God, yet they have not understood the difference between the unconditional love of God and Christ love. Therefore, they think that they should be unconditionally loving towards anyone whom they meet, no matter what such people are doing or what state of consciousness in which they are trapped. This is simply a fallacy, and as I said, it is going into the opposite extreme from the judgmental conditional love that most people have experienced.

So the key is to strive for contact with your Christ self, which will give you the Christ discernment to judge righteous judgments. When you allow your Christ self to give you this discernment, you will know how to express Christ love in order to achieve the maximum result in any given situation.

You see, for people trapped in the human consciousness their goal for every situation is to make themselves feel as good as possible. However, for the Christ consciousness the goal for every situation is to produce maximum spiritual growth for every person. This cannot be done through a soft and mushy love, but only through the Christ consciousness, which will not leave people alone in a limited state of mind.

So to truly understand my commandment to love your neighbor as yourself, you need to understand the nature of Christ love. When you love yourself with the love of Christ, you are constantly striving to come up higher in consciousness. You simply will not accept yourself as standing still in the lower state of consciousness. Consequently, you will apply that same Christ love to your neighbor, and you will not allow your neighbor to remain stuck in a lower state of consciousness.

To truly love is to be committed to always producing maximum spiritual growth in any situation. To truly love yourself and your neighbor is to constantly strive to bring everyone closer to God, closer to a union with their source. This union can be achieved only through the Christ consciousness.

Therefore, true love is that which seeks to bring everyone closer to the Christ consciousness, even if their human consciousness makes them feel like you are not living up to their definition of love. You will see that many people do not like to be disturbed, and they do not take kindly to receiving a portion of Christ love. Nevertheless, this is the true love of Christ—to never leave anyone stuck in the human consciousness.

 

Copyright © 2003 by Kim Michaels

Perfection and divine love

TOPICS: Masters have no outer standard of perfection – inner standard – feel at peace in having done your best – human love and divine love – direct love towards other people – help others people accept they are worthy of God’s love –


Question: I thank God for finding you and I thank you for all the information you give us from this site. Dear Kim, you are a wonderful being and I want to send you all my admiration and respect. Dear Jesus, I know your voice because you are my shepherd. But I have a problem: how can I increase my love for you to be one with you in all my bodies, all my being? I feel I do not love you enough. Sometimes I call you and I imagine you are like the sun rays filling all the space between the atoms of me but I want to feel this not to imagine it. Thank you for everything and please, help me to feel you deep and clear.


Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

My beloved heart, let me assure you that I already feel your love for me, and that it is quite sufficient.

It is important for people to understand that we are not requiring them to be perfect according to an outer or human standard. We look at an inner standard, namely the quality and purity of the heart. We also realize that every human being is currently at a certain level on the path that leads to oneness with God. And no one can do more than what they are capable of, given their level of attainment.

So in order to fulfill God’s requirements, you need to do the following:

  • You need to do the best you can given your current understanding and level of consciousness.
  • You need to constantly strive to increase your understanding and raise your level of consciousness.

If you fulfill these requirements, you are doing everything that God expects of you, and therefore your love is sufficient for today. You should allow yourself to feel at peace and not torture yourself with feelings of inadequacy. Remember my story about the poor widow who had little but gave all that she had. When you give all that you have, you should allow yourself to feel at peace with your gift.

What I encourage you to do is to use the tools we have given on our websites and in the books. I would encourage you to consider the need for spiritual protection and the transformation of negative energy. LINK As you continue to study spiritual teachings, purify the energies in your subconscious mind and resolve all imperfect beliefs about yourself and your relationship to God, you will naturally begin to feel that your love for me will increase. You will also get a clearer feeling for my Presence, which is always with you but which you do not always feel because of these blocks.

I would like to give you additional teachings on this. I have given a detailed explanation of the difference between human love and divine love, I encourage you to study that teaching. You will see that there is a fundamental difference between human love and divine love. Human love is often forced or willed, whereas divine love simply flows. So in order to love me fully, you will need to resolve the blocks in your psychology that keep you attached to expressing human love. You will need to simply let divine love flow through you.

Another important thought is that I do not need your love. Please do not misunderstand this statement. I very much appreciate the fact that so many Christians feel a deep love for me. Yet I would like to encourage such people to direct their love where it is needed the most. You see, when you envision me as a spiritual being, named Jesus Christ, you are envisioning me in my ascended form. It is this ascended form that is speaking to you on this website. My ascended form is a completely self-contained spiritual being. I am constantly bathed in the unlimited love of God that flows directly from the Father/Mother God through my consciousness. Therefore, my ascended form does not have a need to receive love from or be worshiped by human beings. However, I am more than this ascended form.

You will recall the statement that inasmuch as you have done it unto the least of these my little ones, you have done it unto me. The truth behind that statement is that the Christ consciousness is in everything that was ever created by God. Because I am one with the Christ consciousness, I am everywhere in the consciousness of God. So if you truly want to love me, then let your love flow through you toward those parts of life that have not yet fully accepted God’s love for them. In other words, direct your love for me toward those of your brothers and sisters who have not yet discovered that they are spiritual beings who are worthy of the unconditional love of God.

You see, the key to truly loving is to overcome human love and allow God’s love to flow through you. God’s love naturally flows from higher levels toward lower levels. God’s love naturally flows from God himself to all levels of creation. In reality God does not need to be loved or worshiped by human beings. God needs human beings to become conduits for his love so that his love can flow through them to other parts of life.

The problem on planet earth is that many people have descended into a state of consciousness where they cannot accept that they are worthy to receive God’s love. So their only chance of receiving that love is to receive it through another human being.

When you walk the spiritual path and begin to attain Christhood, you can become the open door for God’s love to flow to other people. You can express that love in a way that they can recognize and appreciate in their current state of consciousness.

So what I am saying here is that to fully love Jesus Christ, you must open your heart and mind and let divine love flow through you toward all parts of life. When you see me in everything and everyone and express your love for me no matter how imperfect the outer form might appear, then you will love me fully.

 

Copyright © 2003 by Kim Michaels

God’s motive for creating

TOPICS:  The true Creator is not the same as the monotheistic male god – the pure love of creating – being part of the River of Life – your role in creation – atrocities committed by people who think God sees the world as they do – ultimate ignorance –  God will never fit into your mental box –


Question: Why did God create anything? What were his motives?

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels: (December 11, 2010)

First of all, the God who started the process of Creation is not a “he.” The Creator has no differentiation into what is seen as sexes in a human sense. The Creator can be seen as the masculine polarity to the feminine polarity of the world of form. From that perspective, one can refer to the Creator as “he,” but it is wise to avoid this in order to make a clear distinction that the Creator is NOT the same as the monotheistic all-male God. The Creator is the source of form and is thus beyond form. Ascribing any kind of form to the Creator causes one to violate the first two commandments and worship a man-made God, a graven image.

Why did God create anything? Well, why does a rose radiate its fragrance? A being who has reached the level of self-awareness that makes it possible to create an entire world of form creates out of the pure love of creating. The Creator creates because it is the highest form of joy.

Another motive is, of course, to be part of the creative process, the River of Life. The Creator sees itself as a servant who is rewarded for its service by the joy it experiences from creating and from experiencing its creation unfold. The Creator serves by creating self-aware extensions of itself and seeing them grow toward the Creator consciousness so they become Creators in their own right.

Your Creator experiences its own creation from the inside through your localized self-awareness. Does this mean that the Creator experiences what you experience, and thus if you are sad, God will be sad? It does not, as the Creator has an omnipresent self-awareness, in contrast to your localized self-awareness. Thus, the Creator can never identify itself with any experience you have. That is your current role—until you have had enough of it and decides to stop identifying yourself with your current experience, and thus transcend that experience.

The Creator does experience what you experience, but it does not experience it as you experience it. Instead, the Creator sees everything that happens to you as an expression of the gift of free will. And because the Creator knows that it has defined a universe in which you can do anything you want without damaging your Self or the Ma-ter light, the Creator finds joy in seeing how winding of a path you can create for yourself before you come back to the point of illumination—where you again accept yourself as an extension of the Creator.

You might compare this to watching a movie. The movie is not particularly beautiful or entertaining, yet you can nevertheless admire the creativity exhibited by the director in creating it.

Obviously, this description is not a full or complete description of the Creator’s experience, as that can never be given in words. Yet it does give you two things to ponder. First of all, the real motive behind any kind of creation is the pure joy of creating and the joy of seeing your creation benefit the All.

Secondly, it is wise for a human being on earth to realize that the Creator – while experiencing what you experience – will never look at your experience from inside your mind. The Creator looks through your mind, and in so doing also sees what you do not see, namely how the role you have created colors your perception. Thus, the Creator knows that no part of your current experience is real—it is all a product of the perception filter you have created.

Some of the worst atrocities have been committed by people who have made the mistake of thinking that God looks at their experience the same way they do—and therefore would condone the actions they want to take. Some of the most closed-minded people are those who will not acknowledge that God does not look at life on earth the way they do—and thus it is up to them to expand their self-awareness rather than seeking to justify it.

Ultimate ignorance is to think that God is confined to the mental box into which you have confined yourself. The path of enlightenment begins when you realize that your mental box can never confine God or any ascended being.

You will never know the Creator as long as you seek to force God into your mental box, into your graven image. You will begin to know God only when you use God as the ultimate frame of reference for shattering your mental box and experiencing yourself as pure awareness.

You will know God when you experience life as God experiences it. And you can indeed experience how God experiences what you experience—which is the ultimate transformative experience possible on earth. This is when you will “see God” and no longer live as man. For you can no longer identify yourself with any role on earth.

 

 Copyright © 2010 by Kim Michaels

Oneness with God – a mental concept or the actual experience?

TOPICS:  Words cannot describe the fullness of God – God cannot be understood; must be experienced – the path has levels – from primitive to more real views of God – questioning your image of God – oneness as a concept – willingness to question perception – letting go of all mental images – a direct experience of God’s Presence – giving up the concept of oneness with God – oneness is beyond relationship – the allure of contrast – the longing beyond the world of contrast – going beyond duality –  bliss beyond contrast – why the masters must withdraw – you can experience the whole – finding the internal God – going beyond words –


Question: Hi, The last 6 months or so, I’ve spent a fair amount of time reading your website and listening to mp3’s. I come from a traditional Christian background, and have found that many of the teachings have truly vibrated in my heart and widened my horizon. I don’t understand or agree with everything, but I don’t let that get in the way of the things I fully embrace and find true inspiration in.

Nonetheless, there’s one subject that I’d like more clarity on, if possible.
One of the things I’ve found very enriching, is the concept of our Godliness. A lot of puzzle pieces fell into place for me, by reading the teachings on this site concerning this matter.
My question is related to the statement: “there is no God but you”. My experience of God is that God is also a larger entity. More than me, more than the sum of all of us, all of the ascended masters, etc. When I find myself encompassed by Divine Love, I don’t find myself just encompassed by myself. I find the relationship of Divine Love as God in me vibrating with both my ego, and God outside of me. A God that encompasses and penetrates the whole of me and at the same time is larger than me.  On the site it states that the two parts in the relationship are two parts of myself. I find it hard to comprehend that two parts of myself loving each other can be as vibrant as the two parts of myself being in love with another, another that we are extensions of. The vibrancy and richness comes forth in the essence of it being a relationship, when something/one that’s not you fellowships with you.
I believe we can have a relationship with God (an entity larger than ourselves) at the same time as we’re not separated from God (God in ourselves), which depends on God’s entity being, at least slightly, larger than ourselves/us as a whole. And this is my experience of God.
I hope that maybe you could explain more about these nuances, so I could get a clearer grasp on your teachings on this matter. 
Thank you for your service, which I’m sure is a great blessing for many, myself included.
 

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels: (August 17, 2010)

Concerning a topic such as this one, it is extremely important not to confuse substance and semantics. God’s Presence is infinite, and all words are finite. It simply is not possible to use any words to adequately describe God’s Presence. God’s Presence cannot be understood but must be experienced in order to be fully appreciated. Thus, the question is whether people will focus on the words we use or see beyond them and open their minds and beings to a direct experience of the Infinite Presence within themselves—which is the only place you can find God.

Of course, thinking that particular words are more important than the hidden meaning – the Spirit – behind them is a function of a particular level of consciousness. Thus, it is highly likely that people at a certain level of consciousness will indeed argue with any particular wording we use. And as a result of experiencing this over and over again, we realize that when we talk about the topic of God (indeed, this applies to all topics, but especially to the topic of God), we must choose a wording for a certain level of consciousness and accept that those at a lower level will take offense and argue with our wording. That is why I so often talked about those who have ears to hear.

(Sometimes even those at a higher level of consciousness will argue with our wording because they fail to see that it is not meant to give an absolute and infallible truth – which cannot be done with finite words – but is adapted to a particular level of consciousness that is not their own.)

As I have said several times before, there are levels on the path. Indeed, the path can be compared to a spiral staircase, leading from lower to higher levels of consciousness. The central issue that determines a particular person’s level on the staircase is the degree to which the person is identified with form and thus believes that form or matter has power over his or her Spirit.

At the lower levels, a person believes there is no God and thus he or she has no Spirit. Such a person is fully identified with form and thus believes form or matter has complete power over his or her identity. At a slightly higher level, a person believes in a God, but it is the remote being in the sky that acts as a sort of personal magician who is favorable to some people and condemnatory towards others.

As a person grows towards a higher awareness, the concept of God will change very gradually, and this will eventually open up people’s minds to a more sophisticated view of God. This can lead from a religious image of God as the external entity to a more spiritual, mystical view of seeing God inside oneself and eventually within all form. Yet the determining factor is a person’s willingness to question his or her mental image of God. You are always at some level of consciousness and this level has a corresponding image of God.

How do you move to a higher level? Only by being willing to question your image of God. So the question is what it will take for a person to reach that willingness. For some it can take many, many lifetimes, as for example some fundamentalist Christians are reincarnated scribes and Pharisees who would not let me challenge their mental images 2,000 years ago and are now using my teachings to justify not questioning their images of the external god in the sky.

When I walked the earth 2,000 years ago, I knew most people were not ready for the view of God I presented, but I also knew that I was giving teachings for the future, namely today when many more people are ready to understand and eventually internalize my teachings about the kingdom of God being within you, “I and my Father are one” and other such teachings.

As a person becomes more open to oneness, it is natural that the person will go through phases. In the beginning, the concept of oneness with God will be just that—a concept. This means it can be argued for or against or that a person can argue about a particular wording. Yet common for this level of consciousness is that there is no direct, unfiltered experience of oneness with God. There may be a partial experience, but it will be colored by the person’s mental images.

As we have explained many times, the identification with form begins with and is a function of the consciousness of separation, the duality consciousness. The central feature of this state of consciousness is that because it is separated from God, it can never experience oneness with God. Thus, God must be understood, viewed or related to as a remote being that is not known through direct experience of oneness but is known mainly through concepts, meaning mental images.

There is a stage of the path where a person has begun to have some direct transcendent experiences, and their function is to provide a frame of reference that shows the person there is a reality that is outside his or her mental images, his or her mental box. The all-important question that determines the person’s further progress is the person’s willingness to question his or her mental images, even to question how they color the person’s perception of life. Those who become as little children and are willing to question – with an open mind and with no attachment to past images – will make the swiftest progress. Those who become attached to a certain image – or even become prideful in thinking they have the only right image of God – will make slow progress or even regress.

I trust some will understand that you make ultimate progress when you come to the point, where you realize that no mental image could ever give justice to the infinite Presence of God. And thus, you need to question any and all mental images in order to open your mind fully to an unfiltered experience of God’s Presence. In other words, there is a phase where you gradually refine your image of God and your relationship with God. Yet the ultimate outcome of that phase is that you let go of ALL mental images of God and even give up the idea of having a relationship with God.

One of the more subtle initiations on this path is giving up the concept of oneness with God. Did you take note of my wording? I said that you give up the “concept” of oneness. I did not say you give up oneness. What is the difference? As long as you hold on to any mental concept, you are actually having a relationship with that concept instead of the real God. It is like our often-used example of a person wearing colored glasses. The person is not seeing the world as it really is but is seeing an image of the world that exists only inside the person’s mind. Some people have been so in love with their self-created image of God that they have had a relationship with their concept of God for many lifetimes. Only when they have had enough of relating to a graven image of God, will they gradually open their minds to the possibility that the real God is beyond ALL images and concepts.

As stated in the letter above, you can only have a relationship between parts that are seen as somewhat separate. The most subtle aspect of the duality consciousness is that forms – which clearly appear separate to the senses and outer mind – are seen as truly being separate rather than being expressions of the One, indivisible, underlying reality. Thus, once parts are seen as separate, they can have a relationship. This simply is not possible in oneness. Being one with God goes beyond any relationship because in oneness you are not relating to another being who is seen as being separate from yourself. Furthermore, only when there is separation is there a need for an image or concept. You need no image to describe what you are experiencing directly and with no filter.

So you see my point? There is a stage where you begin to open your mind to oneness as a possibility. Yet it is seen only as a possibility, as a mental CONCEPT rather than an actual experience. And even though you can, during this stage, have mystical experiences, your mental images will color them so you still feel like you are having a relationship with an external entity. This may give you a sense of oneness with that entity, as even a personal relationship with another human being can give you a sense of oneness.

Yet if you keep questioning your mental images of God, there comes a point where you give up the sense of having a relationship with an external being. This does not happen in an instant but very gradually, as you begin to experience the true oneness that requires no contrast.

Take note of the following remark from the question: “I find it hard to comprehend that two parts of myself loving each other can be as vibrant as the two parts of myself being in love with another, another that we are extensions of. The vibrancy and richness comes forth in the essence of it being a relationship, when something/one that’s not you fellowships with you.”

This describes very well the stage where a person still has not seen through all of his or her mental images. I am not saying this to in any way find fault, for as I have said this is a perfectly natural stage on the path from separation to oneness. Yet it also illustrates what we might call the fundamental allure of the duality consciousness, namely that the contrast between two opposites or separate parts makes life SEEM richer. It is indeed this very allure that has caused so many people to become trapped in the epic mindset, and those who are not willing to question this mindset simply have not yet had enough of the contrasting experiences that you can have only in duality.

Again, I am not here finding fault, as the Law of Free Will gives you a perfect right to have such contrasting experiences for as long as you like. Yet there eventually comes a point when a person begins to question whether this contrasting experience is all there is to life. And that is the moment when a person truly begins to long back for oneness—in which there, by nature, cannot be such contrasts.

How does it feel to have oneness with God? Well, here is a subtlety that at lower levels of consciousness will seem illogical, nonsensical or even contradictory. Take the statement: “My experience of God is that God is also a larger entity. More than me, more than the sum of all of us, all of the ascended masters, etc.” This is perfectly true, in the sense that you are an individualization of God and thus the totality of God is indeed more than you, more than me and more than all of us.

And it is precisely this sense of God as a larger entity that makes the dualistic concept of the almighty being in the sky seem so alluring. So how can you – as an individualization of a larger entity – come into oneness with what will (at least while you are still on earth – always seem like a larger entity?

The way out of this seeming enigma is to contemplate, first of all, duality and the need to go beyond contrast. You might begin by contemplating the concepts we have explained of how the Buddha has no enemies and refuses to give the two dualistic polarities any power. You may also contemplate the need to free yourself from the dualistic struggle by never seeing yourself as being in opposition to or in a battle with other people or even dark forces. You understand, I trust, that I am not here talking about actions but about your state of mind. When I challenged the scribes and Pharisees, you might say I was opposing them, but the essential consideration was my frame of mind. If I had truly been seeing myself as locked in a dualistic battle with them, I would not have made my ascension.

You can then begin to realize that there is an experience of unity and oneness that is far beyond anything offered in duality. For example, you have the concept of bliss which has no opposite and thus is different from happiness, which is contrasted with unhappiness. Incidentally, overcoming the craving – the addiction, we might say – to contrast is a very subtle and difficult stage on the path. It can often lead to a state of almost schizophrenia in which life seems to have no meaning. It can lead to a form of depression in which life seems to have lost its purpose or its appeal. Yet the reality is that it is the dualistic battle that has lost its appeal to you, but you have not yet truly locked in to the bliss that is beyond contrast.

Navigating this stage can become like the dark night of the soul or the Spirit in which you actually feel you have been abandoned by God (“My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”), your higher self and the ascended masters. The reason is that we do indeed have to withdraw for a time until you begin to find the Divine Presence in yourself. If we continued to appear or respond to you as external entities, we would only reinforce the concept of separation and that would actually freeze your growth at a certain level. It can take a lot of patience to get through this stage, yet by making a simple shift in consciousness, it can also be over very quickly. In fact, it is precisely your attachment to your mental images – and your willingness/unwillingness to question them – that determines how long it takes for you to navigate this stage.

One might say that the key to making it through this dark night is to solve the enigma of individualization. Yes, you are an individual being. But you are out of the whole. So what is your real self? Is it not the whole? Obviously, you do not get to this stage without realizing there is a higher self beyond your mortal identity. So the question is how quickly you can expand that sense of what is your higher self, until you realize that your I AM Presence is out of a higher Being, who is out of a higher Being and so on all the way to the Creator. So what truly is your real self? Is it not the totality of the Chain of Being, which encompasses all there is?

How do you overcome the illusion that individualization means separation? By realizing that God is you and you are God. Thus, there is no God but the greater self that you are. Because even though you are an individualization, you have the potential to experience the whole. The Conscious You is – as we have explained many times – beyond form, and that is why it can transcend any form – any mental image of God – and experience the totality of God.

And while it is indeed difficult to experience this totality and still maintain an existence in a physical body on planet earth, it is certainly possible to have an experience of oneness with God that makes all concepts, words and mental images become vain and irrelevant. And that is when you stop having a relationship with a concept and begin to experience the infinite nature of the true God. And at that moment, the barrier between self and Self begins to break down, eventually leading to the point where you cannot maintain an existence on earth and ascend into the ascended consciousness, in which the enigma of individualization is resolved through experiencing the oneness that is beyond contrast.

So how does it feel to have oneness with God while you are still in embodiment and realize you are an individualization of a larger entity? Well, again, words are inadequate. Yet using the vocabulary in the letter that started this discussion, we might say that you go beyond having a relationship with an external entity. You stop looking for or appealing to an external entity and instead begin to see God as being inside yourself. Thus, instead of thinking that an external being will come and do something for you, you begin to allow the internal God to do things through you.

So how do you come into oneness? By transcending the stage where oneness is a concept and becomes an experience that you prefer not to put into words. You see, the ego and the duality consciousness are perfectly capable of creating a very sophisticated concept of oneness that might even give you a sense of oneness. Yet as long as you are attached to words, you are not in oneness, as no words are needed to experience oneness. Words are needed only to DESCRIBE oneness, and a description is necessary only when oneness is a concept and not a direct experience.

So how do you know when you are in oneness? Well, the answer to the question. “Am I in oneness?” is ALWAYS “No!” For when you truly are in oneness, the question becomes irrelevant and disappears from your mind as the dew melts before the rising Sun of your Presence.

 

 Copyright © 2010 by Kim Michaels

Critical questions about God and religion

TOPICS: No justification for killing people in the name of God – the true purpose of religion is to set people free – the power elite turned religion into a tool for imprisoning people – the fact that religion can be misused does not mean it can’t do good – the devil can win in two ways – you do not need religion to attain union with God – going beyond man-made images of God – your true identity – the true meaning of the sabbath – religion was made for man, not man for religion – God does not condemn people because of outer religion – God did not create an imperfect world, but God did give us free will – God’s law will restore balance – we do not suffer for the sins of Adam and Eve – human beings allowed dark forces to influence this planet – free will and God’s law – people acts as co-creators through their minds – the true cause of human suffering – all people are one – the dualistic mind can justify anything – abusive religions will be exposed – humankind is progressing – only the power elite is willing to kill people – you can prove the reality of God – people can rise above their mistakes by changing their consciousness – religion does not kill; people kill – an organization can be reformed – no undeniable proof because people must pass their tests –


NOTE: This answer was given in response to a series of questions. The questions are listed before the answers instead of all up front.

I have a few questions for you to answer, and I believe you cannot or will not choose to answer them:
Question 1. Why is it acceptable to follow any founded religion that has been the cause of so much bloodshed throughout the history of mankind? (religious people tend to give a response like atheists have killed many, but what they also forget is that many Christians & Catholics & atheists fought for these so called dictators. (Christians and Catholics voted and fought for HITLER.)

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

I never said it was acceptable to follow a religion that violates the principles of God or the teachings I gave during my ministry. The Ten Commandments state clearly that “thou shallt not kill,” and it specifies no conditions under which it becomes acceptable to kill. Therefore, there is absolutely no justification for killing a human being in the name of God. There never has been any justification for this, and there will be, as I explained in more detail in my discourse on the war with Iraq.

If you honestly read the scriptures, you will see that I was in constant opposition to the dominant organized religion of my time, namely the Jewish religion. I challenged many aspects of that religion, but what I truly challenged was the approach to religion taken by the Jewish authorities.

As I explain in an important discourse, the true purpose of religion is to set people free. However, God has given people free will, and free will is an absolute law in the material universe. Therefore, it is quite possible that people can misuse their free will and therefore pervert the original purpose that God has for giving them a religion. When that happens, the religion that God gave as a tool for setting people free can now be perverted into becoming a tool for controlling people.

As I explain elsewhere, throughout recorded history there has been a small elite of people on this planet who are seeking to set themselves up to control, or even to own, the general population. This power elite will use absolutely any means available in order to attain and maintain this control. Religion is no exception, and there are many examples of how organized religion has been used by a power elite in order to control the general population. This was truly what I challenged in the Jewish religion, and that is why the power elite of the time did what they have always done to those who speak out against their misuse of power—they eliminated me.

The fact that something can be misused by people does not mean that it does not have a higher potential. Organized religion does not have to become a means for control. There are examples of how organized religion has done much good, in terms of filling people’s spiritual and material needs. If you look at my discourse on the different levels of spiritual attainment, you will see that some lifestreams have a need for the kind stable environment that organized religion offers. You will also see that those lifestreams who rebel against God or are angry at God can often use organized religion to create their own image of God and then use it as a justification for taking out their anger against God upon other people.

You are reading these words on the Internet, and I am sure you are aware that the Internet has become a vehicle for the spread of pornography, even child pornography, and a recruiting ground for many terrorist organizations. Does this mean that the Internet is wrong or that it should be abolished? No, because the Internet has also become an incredible tool, whereby positive and constructive people can communicate new ideas and expose the fallacies of many of the old belief systems, including many organized religions that are misusing the mandate they were originally given from God.

The simple fact is that human beings can misuse anything. The challenge facing you is whether you will allow other people’s misuse of religion to cause you to reject all religion, or even reject all faith in God, as many people have done. Many atheists use the errors of organized religion as a reason to reject all religion or even to reject God. The problem with that approach is that these people limit themselves, and they stop or abort their spiritual progress.

I am very well aware of the many fallacies and atrocities committed by organized religion. I have no need or desire to find any excuse for them whatsoever, because there is no excuse for this in the eyes of God. Yet I am also aware that the misuse of power by organized religion is orchestrated by the forces who are seeking to turn people away from their belief in God.

What I am saying here is that the devil can win in two ways. When I challenged the Jewish authorities 2,000 years ago, I accused them of being the blind leaders, and I told people not to become the blind followers. If you blindly follow an organized religion that is out of touch with the reality of God, then the devil has won. Today, many people are beginning to see through many of the claims made by orthodox religion. Yet if you go to the other extreme and use the fallacies of some organized religions or some religious people as an excuse for rejecting all religion, then the devil has also won, and he has you exactly where he wants you.

You see, the devil has one goal only, namely to prevent you from attaining union with your Christ self and therefore becoming the living Christ as I was. If you blindly follow an organized religion, you will not dare to put on your Christhood because you will believe the lie that it is blasphemy to do so. Thus, the devil wins. Yet if you see the fallacies of organized religion and thereby reject God or reject the possibility that you could rise above the consciousness behind organized religion, then the devil has also won.

There is a way that seems right unto a man, but the ends thereof are the ways of death. What this quote is truly saying is that there is one way that leads to multiple ends. The one way is to think that you need something outside yourself in order to reach God. That is the fallacy behind the mindset of many organized religions, and that is precisely the fallacy that I came to expose 2,000 years ago. I said that the kingdom of God is within you, meaning that the key to union with God is inside yourself. You do not need an organized religion to attain that union. Because people do not understand this, they think the only possible path to God is an outer path. So they blindly follow an organized religion or they go to the opposite extreme and reject all religion. Whether you go to one extreme or the other, you have missed the true path, the inner path to God.

Question 2. Why would a loving, perfect GOD be a jealous GOD?

Jesus: The consciousness of humankind has, over thousands of years, systematically been raised. The purpose of this growth process is to bring people to a higher understanding of God and their relationship to God. During Old Testament times, humankind was in a much lower state of consciousness than is the case today. I know that seems hard to believe when you read the headlines in the newspapers, but it is nevertheless true. During Old Testament times, people could not embrace a correct image of God. They tended to approach God with fear, and therefore they projected an image upon God as being angry and judgmental, even vengeful.

The first commandment is to have no other gods before God, and the true meaning is that in order to attain Christ consciousness, you cannot let anything in this world or any aspect of the lower state of consciousness, the dualistic mind, come between you and your inner union with God. That is why I told people to be willing to lose their lives for my sake, meaning for the sake of attaining the Christ consciousness. This is also expressed in the saying to choose this day whom you will serve and in my statement that you cannot serve God and mammon.

The true meaning is that you cannot attain inner union with God as long as you maintain any attachments to the things of this world. This simply is not possible, and it has nothing to do with God being jealous or angry. It is a fact that you become that upon which you put your attention. If you put your attention on the material world, you begin to think that you are a mortal human being. The only way to rise above that state of consciousness is to put your attention on your Christ self, until you realize that you are an immortal spiritual being who is only temporarily abiding in a mortal human body.

You can then attain the clear sense of identity that you are a spiritual being, and this allows you to be in this world without being of this world. If you try to do both, you will inevitably be polarized toward the lower state of consciousness, and you will be trapped in a state of mind which is dominated by relativity and duality. There is no middle way. You either see yourself as a spiritual being or as a human being. You can draw a shape that is square or one that is round, but you cannot draw a shape that is round and square at the same time.

Because of the fear-based approach to God that people had in Old Testament times, the original command given to Moses was misinterpreted, and after many translations it was turned into the expression that God is a jealous God. In reality, God has no human feelings, neither jealousy nor anger. God simply is who God is, and God truly is a God of unconditional love.

The statement that God created humans in his image and likeness is true only in terms of how human beings were before the fall. After people fell into the lower state of consciousness, they started projecting their own dualistic, relative state of consciousness upon God, thereby ascribing human imperfections to God. They now created a false God in the image and likeness of fallen man.

Question 3. Why would a loving perfect GOD condemn people to death for working on the SABBATH? (So a person cannot work to feed his or her starving children, but when Jesus came people are no longer bound to these commandments. But GOD before Jesus did such a spiteful thing.)

Jesus: I realize that Exodus contains the statement that he who violates the sabbath shall surely be put to death [Exodus 31:15]. Yet I as I have explained elsewhere, the Bible is not the infallible word of God. As explained above, those who are willing to misuse religion in order to attain control over the people have in many subtle or obvious ways changed religious scriptures to allow them to gain this control.

The command about the sabbath was given to help people attain spiritual growth by setting aside one day a week, when they would forget about the things of this world and put all their attention on God and upon spiritual growth. Once again, the human consciousness can misuse anything, and the sabbath has been misinterpreted in many ways. During Old Testament times, people were in a lower state of consciousness and therefore they needed a set of very clear rules for outer behavior. They were given the command not to perform any work, meaning any outer activities, on the sabbath.

Over the centuries, this became misinterpreted by the Jewish authorities and was turned into an absolute outer law. They set themselves up as a human authority with the power to reinforce the laws of God. They thought they had the right to punish people in God’s stead. This was never what God intended. As part of my challenge to the fear-based, outer approach to religion, I demonstrated the fallacy of the quote that you will be instantly put to death by performing work on the sabbath. Obviously, God did not kill me for healing a man on the sabbath.

The real key here is my statement that the sabbath was made for man and not man for the sabbath. Once again, this means that a religious teaching is given as a tool for your lifestream’s liberation. When people use the dualistic state of mind and their quest for power and control to turn a religious teaching into an outer doctrine and an outer rule, then they have misused the teaching. This is what I sought to demonstrate, but unfortunately many Christians do not understand my intention. Instead, they have turned many of my own statements into the exact same type of outer rules and doctrines that I denounced so forcefully in the Jewish religion. Many well-meaning Christians have actually become as the lawyers that I denounced by saying that they had taken away the key of knowledge. Woe unto those, Christians on non-Christians, who take away the true inner meaning of a religious teaching.

So you are not correct that God did a spiteful thing before my coming. God never killed anyone for performing work on the sabbath, nor did he ever say that he would. The true intention behind the sabbath is that you need to put aside a certain amount of time and attention for God and your spiritual growth. Once again, you cannot serve two masters, so if all of your attention is placed upon the things of this world, you cannot build or maintain your spiritual identity.

It really does not matter whether you do do this one day a week or whether you do it for a few minutes or hours every day. In fact, the true way to keep the Sabbath is to always put God first and all material things second. This does not mean that you neglect the material things; it simply means that you reach for the Christ mind and allow all of your thoughts feelings and actions to flow from the love and the truth of that Christ mind instead of from the relativity and duality of the dualistic mind.

Question 4. What LOVING GOD would condemn people for being of a different faith? (there is around 33 million different faiths in India alone)

No loving God has ever condemned anyone for this. Only the false image, the man-made image, the idol, the golden calf of an angry and judgmental God seems to condemn people for being of a different religion. As I explained elsewhere, there are many true religions on this planet. God, or rather the ascended masters, have given a number of true and valid religions. The goal of giving a true religion is to give people a vehicle for attaining the higher state of consciousness that I call the Christ consciousness. This allows them to enter the kingdom of heaven, which is an inner kingdom, meaning that it is a state of consciousness.

Imagine that humankind suddenly became aware of a giant asteroid headed for earth and realized it would destroy the entire planet. People build a giant spaceship that can hold every human being on earth. At the appointed time, everyone travels to the spaceship and enters it. People use any means of transportation available to them to reach the spaceship. After everyone is safely aboard the ship, it blasts off. As people are moving away from the earth, they see the asteroid hit this planet and blow it to pieces. At that moment, does it matter whether you used a bicycle, a car, a plane or any other means of transportation to reach the spaceship? No, all that matters is that you got to the spaceship and that you are now on board.

The purpose of religion is to bring you into the kingdom of heaven. Once you are here, it truly does not matter which outer vehicle you used to get here. It is only people who are trapped in the relativity of the dualistic mind who become attached to a particular outer vehicle. It is only people who are trapped in the lowest aspects of the dualistic mind, and therefore have an insatiable desire for power, who have the mindset that there is only one true religion and that they need to force all others to join that religion. This however is no fault of God, but the result of the fact that people have chosen to misuse the free will that is their unique gift from God. Do not fault the giver of the gift for the misuse of the gift by the recipient.

Question 5. What perfect GOD would create an imperfect creation?

Jesus: A perfect God who wanted to create a universe that is inhabited by living beings who serve as co-creators. A God who has no desire to create robots that can only blindly follow our rules. You can read more about this in the following discourse.

In reality, God did not create an imperfect world. God created a universe that is based on a set of timeless principles, and those principles ensure that the universe is sustainable and will evolve in a harmonious and balanced manner. The laws of nature, the laws of God, are set up to ensure balanced growth.

When God gave beings free will, he inevitably gave them the ability to violate the principles upon which the universe is based. When people did so, they created a localized imbalance on this planet. Because God respects his Law of Free Will, he allows people to do this on a temporary basis because he knows that eventually the imbalance will be corrected by the laws of nature. People can violate the laws of God only for so long. They will eventually create such a great imbalance that it is no longer sustainable, and therefore their civilization will self-destruct and balance will be restored.

It is the misuse of God’s law that has created the state of imbalance that you currently see manifest as human suffering on this planet. However, that state of imbalance was not created by God. It was created by human beings who misused their free will to go against the laws that God has set up for their protection and survival. Do not fault the giver of the gift for the misuse of the gift by the recipient.

Question  6. If we are to suffer pain and death by the all-forgiving GOD through Adam and Eve eating an apple? Why is SATAN allowed to bring evil to the world? (We get death..for the sin of eating an apple, yet Satan is still around to work his evil.) Some people give the answer we chose free choice or something like that..well it was GOD’S free choice to allow evil to exist in the first place, it was God’s free choice to allow his creation to know temptation….why would god do this)

Jesus: You are not suffering the consequences of the sin committed by Adam and Eve. Adam and Eve are simply symbols for what has happened to every lifestream on earth. The forbidden fruit was a state of consciousness, namely what I call the dualistic mind. It is dominated by the relative concepts, the dualistic concepts, of good and evil. Lifestreams chose to partake of that state of consciousness before they were ready to do so, and therefore they lost their connection to the spiritual realm and became trapped in the dualistic state of consciousness.

When people are trapped in this dualistic state of consciousness, they will knowingly or unknowingly violate the laws of God, and therefore a great imbalance has been created on this planet. It is this imbalance that has allowed Satan an inroad on this planet and into the consciousness of human beings. God did not allow this. Human beings allowed it by creating the imbalanced conditions and the imbalanced state of consciousness which caused the vibration of the entire planet to be lowered.

When the earth was created by Elohim, everything expressed the perfection of the laws of God. As a result, the entire planet vibrated at such a high level that there was no opening for any dark forces to enter the energy field of this planet. When humans began to misuse their free will, they generated mental and emotional energy of a lower vibration. Over many generations, this lowered the vibration of the energy field of the entire planet, and as a result dark forces could now enter what had previously been an impenetrable fortress of spiritual energy.

As explained elsewhere, God did not allow evil to exist. Evil is the result of a choice. God did give his creation free will. But God never wanted lifestreams to misuse their free will to go against the basic laws that sustain the universe.

God chose to give his sons and daughters free will because it is the only way by which they can consciously grow to a higher state of consciousness and thereby become co-creators with him. You cannot give a being free will without giving it the option to violate the laws of the universe. Beings who violate those laws will eventually self-destruct, and obviously this is not what God wants. God wants his co-creators to express their free will within the context of the laws that sustain the universe. By showing that they would be faithful over a few things, God would later make them rulers over many things, so that they could create their own universes and their own laws.

Temptation is an inevitable part of free will. Yet God gave his sons and daughters all the tools possible to help them use their free will wisely. I can tell you that the vast majority of God’s co-creators did not fall into temptation. Planet earth is simply temporarily the abode of a large number of lifestreams who did fall for the temptation to misuse their free will.

Question  7. What perfect loving God would allow children to suffer in pain/disease? Why would God allow this?? (After all children have no knowledge of God until they are indoctrinated into a faith.)

Jesus: God has not created any of the suffering of children or adults. God created a perfect planet, and he sent a number of lifestreams here with the command to take dominion over the earth. What is not expressed in the Bible is that in order to take dominion over the earth, you must first take dominion over your own mind.

It is through the mind that people act as co-creators. Because people chose not to take dominion over the mind, they fell into the relative state of consciousness that I call the dualistic mind. Over a very long period of time, we are talking millions of years, people have gradually created the current conditions on this planet. It is these conditions that are responsible for all of the suffering you see on earth.

God did not create these conditions. Human beings created the conditions. God cannot uncreate these conditions without violating the Law of Free Will. Human beings must uncreate those conditions by rising out of the dualistic mind and putting on the mind of Christ.

In reality, most children are born with a knowledge of God. They are also born with the need to bear what they have created in past lives, and it is those karmic conditions that cause their suffering in this life. However, those conditions are the consequences of choices they made, not choices made by God.

I realize this can sound harsh, but the brutal reality of life on this planet is that God did not create suffering. Therefore, the current conditions will not improve until people wake up, take responsibility for their self-created misery and decide to use their free will to change things for the better. Religion is meant to give people the tools to do this. Yet as you correctly point out, many religions have been perverted and serve only to keep people in an ignorant and passive state of mind. However, that is not the creation of God, but the creation of a few people who misuse religion to gain power over the rest of the population.

Question 8. What God would allow people of the same faith to fight against each other in the name of GOD??

Jesus: Again, God simply respects his Law of Free Will. In doing so, he allows people to descend into a lower state of consciousness, and God does not limit how far people can go, although the laws of God make sure that if people go beyond a certain threshold, they will self-destruct.

God never created any religious conflicts. All religious conflicts spring from the duality, the relativity and the sense of separation from God that are the characteristics of the dualistic mind. When you see yourself as separated from God, you fail to see that your fellow human beings are sons and daughters of God, just as you are a son or daughter. This then allows you to feel that you are separated from or in opposition to your brothers and sisters. When you rise to the single-eyed vision of the Christ mind, you see the fallacy of this mindset. You realize the underlying unity of all life, as expressed in my saying that “inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these my little ones, you have done it unto me.”

Question 9. What GOD would allow people to be murdered through another man’s GOD or FAITH? (September 11 many Muslims also died in that terror caused by the following of religion.)

Jesus: Again, it is only the complete misunderstanding and the total misuse of religion that causes people to feel justified in killing someone else in the name of God. As I have already said in my comments on the 9/11 incident, the Muslims who committed those acts did not go to heaven, and they were not rewarded by Allah for their deeds. Neither will the false teachers who misled these people into committing the terrorist attacks go to heaven. They will surely face the consequences of their deeds, and they will discover that their view of Allah is completely out of touch with the reality of the one true God.

Question 10. If people started following the beliefs of Hitler they would be frowned upon? (Hitler murdered millions through his belief that he was doing GOD’s work in the termination of JEWS. CHRISTIANITY & ISLAM has been the cause of MORE WARS & MURDER yet it is acceptable to follow it? Why don’t these murderous religions have to answer for the evils they committed in the spreading of their faiths? After all we have to answer for Adam and Eve’s sin?)

Jesus: I agree. Those who use religion to justify the killing of other human beings are always out of touch with the reality of God. The very relativity of the dualistic mind makes it possible for people to create illusions that seemingly justify the most atrocious acts. You will see that Hitler and many of those who supported him believed they were fully justified in committing the atrocities of the concentration camps. Yet in reality Hitler did not believe he was doing God’s work, because he did not worship God but the devil. Hitler knew very well that he was not working for God but for the “man downstairs.”

When you look at such events in retrospect, it is easy to see that they were wrong. Yet while people are in the situation, they often become overwhelmed by the negative energies that envelop certain situations. This in combination with the relativity of their dualistic minds make it impossible, or very difficult, for people to see that what they are doing is wrong and cannot be justified in the eyes of God. I can assure you that in the not-too-distant future, most people will be able to see through the fallacy of organized religions who believe you can kill in the name of God. If you want to be fair, you should recognize that even today there are many people who can see the fallacy of this.

It is true that both Islam and Christianity have been used as a justification for killing other human beings. This is never excusable. Likewise, the religions themselves will also answer for these deeds, and this is indeed why you see the exposure of the widespread sex scandals in the Catholic Church. This exposure is partly due to the past misdeeds of the Catholic Church, such as the Crusades and the Inquisition. This karmic return mandates that all ungodly acts committed by the Catholic Church will be systematically exposed.

Nevertheless, you should be fair and recognize that not all Christians or Muslims believe their religions can justify the killing of others. In fact, only a small minority have ever believed that killing in the name of God is justified. I think an honest look at the situation will show you that Christianity has now progressed to a state in which the vast majority of all Christians would violently opposes a papal decree to kill Muslims.

This should show you that humankind is progressing, and as people grow to a higher state of consciousness, organized religion will also be transformed. As a result of this transformation, organized religion will be less inclined to misuse its authority. It will no longer be able to do so and hide behind a wall of silence or a claim to infallibility. What is truly happening here is that the power elite, who is seeking to misuse religion, is losing its ability to do so because people are becoming awakened to the need to see beyond the outer religion. People realize they must be loyal to the timeless principles of God instead of the temporary man-made doctrines.

As explained above, you are not responsible for the sins of Adam and Eve. You are responsible for the sins committed by your lifestream through its many incarnations on this planet. As explained elsewhere, reincarnation is a reality, and you have had many lifetimes in which to use and misuse your free will. The conditions you face in this life are simply the results of your lifestream’s choices made in previous lifetimes. To change those conditions, rise above the dualistic mind, put on the mind of Christ and all of your sins will be forgiven.

Question 11. Religious people tend to justify that if you do not believe, you are an atheist, as if atheists have no morals and as if they follow an organized faith? (They forget atheists are individuals and choose not to believe in something that does not exist. They forget atheists have morals, in fact many don’t wish to follow a faith because they can see the dictatorship and its violent past. They also forget that many dictators such as HITLER were indoctrinated Catholic..SADDAM Muslim Islamic faith, they also forget an INDIVIDUAL ruler STALIN who was mad for power did not murder in the name of ATHEISTS, unlike millions of RELIGIOUS FOLK WHO MURDER IN THE NAME OF GOD.

Jesus: You say that atheists are individuals, and you are quite right. Yet Hitler and Stalin were also individuals. Therefore, please do not blame all Christians for the misdeeds of a few fanatics. That would be committing the same mistake that you so clearly see in the Christians who accuse atheists for not having morals.

If you were willing to take an objective look at facts, you would see that there are not millions of religious people who murder in the name of God. Truly, most religious people would never dream of killing anyone. I can assure you that there is only a relatively limited number of lifestreams who are willing to kill in the name of God. These lifestreams have reincarnated again and again, and they are responsible for most of the atrocities committed by organized religion. Yet the vast majority of the lifestreams on this planet on not willing to kill another human being for any cause, except possibly self-defense. You will also see that the power elite members who are willing to kill will find many different “justifications” for doing so, and religion is only one of them.

I agree that many atheists are highly moral people, and the reason is that deep within their hearts they have a memory of the timeless principles of God (written in their inward parts), and they have a loyalty to those principles. I agree that many atheists clearly see the fallacy of organized religion. Yet as explained above, it is not constructive to use the fallacies of organized religion to reject all religion or to reject God.

I disagree with the statement that atheists choose not to believe in something that does not exist. It is true that the image of God portrayed by many organized religions does not exist. It is a man-made image, an idol. Yet there is a true God who does exist. And if atheists use the fallacies of organized religion to reject the true God, then they are truly hurting their own spiritual growth in the process. This of course is their choice, nevertheless please do not expect me to agree with the belief that God does not exist. I know that God exists. I have proven the reality of God, and every human being can do the same by reaching for the Christ consciousness.

Question 12. Would you believe that followers of a founded religion endorse its murderous past just by following the faith??

Jesus: It almost sounds like you do not believe in forgiveness. It sounds like you have become so angry at the mistakes made by orthodox religion that you want all followers of organized religion to burn forever in hell. I understand your anger over the atrocities committed by organized religion. Yet the entire purpose for my ministry was to show people that it is possible to rise above the mistakes of the past and make things right with God.

Unfortunately, many orthodox Christians have misunderstood my true purpose, and they believe that my sacrifice on the cross paid the price for their sins, past present and future. As explained elsewhere, this is a fallacy. Nevertheless, it is true that it is possible for human beings to rise above the mistakes of the past and be completely redeemed and forgiven by the unconditional love and grace of God.

It is true that organized religions, including Christianity, have been used as an excuse for committing many atrocities. Yet you must admit that the Catholic Church never killed anyone. It was individuals within the Catholic Church who committed those acts. So you see that all acts ever committed on this planet were committed by individuals.

The result is that individuals are responsible for all suffering, and the good news is that this gives them the ability to rise above their own past. Likewise, they can help a particular organization rise above its past. As I said earlier, the Catholic Church is currently reaping the karmic return of some of the past misdeeds committed by Catholics. Yet individual Catholics could, by sincerely striving for the Christ consciousness, help the Church rise above its past. Obviously, this would require very deep reforms in the Church itself. Nevertheless, it is indeed possible that this could happen.

If members of a particular church allow themselves to be trapped in the fear-based, close-minded state of consciousness that caused the atrocities committed in the past, then it is true that those members are endorsing the past by upholding the status quo of the organization. So it is true that some Catholics, for example, are endorsing the past deeds of the Catholic Church by allowing themselves to be trapped in a fear-based approach to religion. Yet there are also many Catholics who have transcended that mindset and who are working in constructive ways to reform the Church and to carry on the good works performed by the Church. I would like to see such people do much more than they are currently doing to bring reform. Nevertheless, if you rise above the mindset of the past, you can become an instrument for bringing about positive change within the organization.

There might eventually come a point of no return, and if a church does not change, it might indeed collapse under its own weight. As explained elsewhere, the Catholic Church needs to go through many reforms before it becomes an organization that can survive into the next millennium. And as Mother Mary has explained, it is indeed possible that the Catholic Church, and many other organized religions, could collapse under their own weight. However, I still hold the hope that orthodox Christianity can be transformed, and I would like to encourage those who are working for such reforms not to become stuck in the mistakes of the past. It is far more important to produce positive change in the present rather than becoming stuck in the errors of the past

Question 13. Why is there no other evidence leading to the existence of Jesus??? Why have no other texts apart from the Bible from any religious or political or educated person of Jesus’ time never stated any existence of JESUS??

Jesus: There is indeed such evidence, as an objective examination of the historical record will prove. Nevertheless, I have no desire to give an undeniable proof of my historical existence. I came as a spiritual teacher, and that means my role is to present people with a test. The test is that people must choose this day, every day, whom they will serve, and they must choose whether they are willing to know from within without having an undeniable proof. If there was undeniable proof, there would be no test and no choice. That would be a violation of people’s free will.

Question 14. Lastly, I would just like to say I believe in GOD but not the MAN-made god Christians follow or any other founded religious MAN MADE GOD…my GOD exist that is all, you don’t have to pray to it..you don’t have to be part of an evil man-made faith to understand it is there. Thank you for your time.

Jesus: I too know the real God, who is so far beyond the man-made images of God, the idols, that most religious people cannot fathom it. You say you believe in this God, but do you know this God? If not, I suggest you follow the path I have outlined on this website and reach for the Christ consciousness, so that you can actually attain true knowledge of God’s existence and of God’s nature. You will then see that you were not created to worship God but to be a co-creator with God and help bring God’s kingdom to earth, thereby ending all human suffering.

So why don’t you strive to create a better future for everyone on this planet instead of allowing yourself to be trapped in a state of mind that is focused on the past and is focused on blaming organized religion rather than on bringing forth the true inner religion that I outline on every page of this website. In other words, stop blaming organized religion and help me spread the knowledge of the true inner religion that transcends all outer divisions created by human beings.

 

Copyright © 2009 by Kim Michaels

One or many Creators

TOPICS:  There are many Creators – God had no beginning – the linear mind and its illusions – God has no beginning and no end –


Question: We hear about the Creator or many Creators? And did the first Creator create himself?

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

Well if there are many universes there must be many Creators, for how could those universes come into being without being created by a Creator?

The first Creator? My beloved, there was no first Creator. For as Maitreya explains in greater detail, the manifest universes – the universes that are part of the world of form, of separate forms – sprang out of the Allness of God. In the Allness there is no beginning and no end, thus it is meaningless to say that God had to be created.

The old question of who created God springs from the linear, analytical mind, which can only think in linear terms. And thus, everything must have had a beginning and everything must have an end.

You see, my beloved, the linear mind had a beginning, and it will have an end. But God had no beginning and will not have an end.

 

Copyright © 2007 by Kim Michaels

Resolving your relationship with God

TOPICS: Why many religions discourage people from asking questions – being angry with a religion gives it power over you – why forgiveness is important – people who don’t like the word “God” – you are your only critic – the path is about resolving your relationship with God – why the masters answer people’s questions –


Question: I was raised Catholic but I left the church a long time ago because they told me I couldn’t think for myself and when they piss me off I would like nothing more then to see it destroyed under its own vile existence, but thats another issue.

Now you asked me if I believe in “GOD”. As you can tell i don’t like that word. The question is what do you mean by GOD? Well all I can say is that is that I agree that we are all part of the ALL.

You asked me a question along the lines of why I am fascinated with Apollonius of Tyana? Well, it’s not that I am really fascinated with him but more like that I trust where my spirit brings me and they lead me to Apollonius of Tyana just like they lead me to this website.

I got to give it to you, you’re very sly with your answers. For example when it came to your mother you gave me just enough info to get the wheels in my head spinning.

I know that its the teaching you want me to pay attention to but your life is also important. I know its stupid but what kind of man you were is very important for me. People see you as a God and I just want to know the man who carried out the mission for the christ.

It will shock me that your still talking to me because you’ve written me off as a lost cause.

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

I am a spiritual teacher, and I hold no hostility towards anyone nor do I choose to be annoyed by human beings. I welcome anyone with a sincere desire to know, so please allow yourself to feel my love for you and my acceptance of you and your questions.

I do not put any limitation on how many questions you can ask, yet I hope that at some point you will embody the teachings on this website and continue our dialogue in your own heart.

Let me now comment on your letter.

I was raised Catholic but I left the church a long time ago because they told me I couldn’t think for myself and when they piss me off I would like nothing more then to see it destroyed under its own vile existence, but thats another issue.

Actually, this is an important issue. I know that millions of sincere seekers have had a similar experience of feeling that an orthodox religion, be it the Catholic Church or another church, has tried to prevent them from asking questions or thinking outside the box of official doctrine. As I explain throughout my website, this is in complete opposition to my intent and my purpose for coming to earth.

I came to set people free from bondage. All bondage begins in the human psyche, and what sets you free is the truth. However, the truth that will set you free must come from within. Blind adherence to an outer doctrine will not give you an inner experience of truth, and therefore it will not set you free.

So I understand that you are not happy with the Catholic church. However, I must caution you that as long as you maintain any negative feelings, you are giving the Church power over you.

One of the cornerstones of my teaching is forgiveness. Did I not say to forgive seventy times seven? Why did I say this? Because forgiveness is the key to the liberation of your lifestream. If you do not forgive a person, you are creating a tie, a bond of emotional energy, between yourself and the person. This prevents you from moving forward on your spiritual path.

I advise you to adopt the attitude that life is a path towards greater understanding and peace of mind. Life is a learning process, and everything that happens to you can be seen as an opportunity to learn a lesson. For example, growing up in the Catholic Church gave you a unique opportunity to realize that your lifestream has a strong desire for freedom. That is why you feel so strongly about the Church’s attempt to prevent you from thinking on your own.

So instead of wasting your energy on being angry with the Church, direct that energy in a positive direction and turn it into a firm resolve not to let anything in this world prevent you from moving forward on the spiritual path. To fulfill this goal, you must become non-attached to the things of this world so that when the prince of this world comes to tempt you, as he tempted me, he has nothing in you. The key to this non-attachment is to forgive, to surrender all negative feelings and become harmless as a dove, yet wise as a serpent.

Now you asked me if I believe in “GOD”. As you can tell i don’t like that word. The question is what do you mean by GOD? Well all I can say is that is that I agree that we are all part of the ALL.

The fact that you don’t like the word “God” shows that there is something you have not resolved. I fully understand that so many people have a negative image of God. The reason is that deep within their lifestreams they know that God is not the way he is being portrayed by orthodox religion. Yet until the lifestream consciously recognizes this inner knowing and uses it to resolve its conflicts about God, the lifestream will be at an impasse.

As part of my mission I challenged the image of God, the angry and judgmental God, that the Jews had developed during Old Testament times. I gave an image of God as a loving father figure. Unfortunately, orthodox Christianity has reverted back to the image of God as angry and judgmental. I recommend that you study the many near-death experiences. They clearly demonstrate that God does not judge you; you judge yourself.

You have heard the saying that you are your own worst critic. Well, in heaven, you are your only critic.

The reality of life is that your lifestream was created in the image and likeness of God. It is an extension of God in form; it is an individualization of God. As I said, “Ye are Gods.”

As explained throughout this website, people have fallen into a lower state of consciousness. They have projected this consciousness unto God and created a false image, an idol, of God as a conditional and judgmental tyrant. In reality God has an unconditional love for every lifestream.

My point is that the spiritual path is a process whereby you gradually resolve your negative feelings towards God and establish a correct relationship to God. In other words, everything that happens on the path is simply an opportunity to resolve your sense of separation from your source. The key to resolving your relationship to God is to contemplate, and eventually accept, God’s unconditional love.

The book Master Keys to Spiritual Freedom  contains a detailed description of how lifestreams fell into a lower state of consciousness and turned their backs on God. It also talks about how to overcome this impasse.

You asked me a question along the lines of why I am fascinated with Apollonius of Tyana? Well, it’s not that I am really fascinated with him but more like that I trust where my spirit brings me and they lead me to Apollonius of Tyana just like they lead me to this website.

And you should follow that prompting without becoming attached. My point was that a student will often be presented with two teachers, one true and one false, or one higher and one lower. This is a test to see which one the student will choose.

I got to give it to you, you’re very sly with your answers. For example when it came to your mother you gave me just enough info to get the wheels in my head spinning.

I am a true spiritual teacher and my purpose is to set you free. As I said earlier, the only truth that will set you free is the one coming from inside yourself. It is not my intent to give you a teaching that stops you from thinking. I want to make you think for yourself, so you get an aha-experience, so you experience gnosis, and thereby take a step forward on your path.

In contrast a false teacher will attempt to give you absolute and infallible answers and discourage you from thinking on your own. You have already experienced this in the Catholic Church. The lie of the false teachers has always been that you cannot contact God inside yourself, and that you need an outer guru, doctrine or church.

The essential message of this website is that you can make contact with God inside your own heart. This happens through your Christ self who is the mediator between man and God. Perhaps you should make an effort to get to know your Christ self, who is your true teacher.

I know that its the teaching you want me to pay attention to but your life is also important. I know its stupid but what kind of man you were is very important for me. People see you as a God and I just want to know the man who carried out the mission for the christ.

This is not stupid. I was merely trying to point out that focusing on the historical facts can become a distraction that prevents you from following my example.

The greatest fallacy of orthodox doctrine is that it elevated me to a God or to the only Son of God, thus no one else can follow in my footsteps. As stated on my website, my true mission was to demonstrate the universal path that all can follow. I came to be an example, not an idol.

If seeing me as a man helps you overcome this orthodox idolatry, then that is good. However, be aware that there is much conflicting historical evidence about me. So to avoid confusion, focus on my inner mission, the inner path and follow that path.

It will shock me that your still talking to me because you’ve written me off as a lost cause.

I never write anyone off as a lost cause. Unfortunately some people choose to write themselves off as a lost cause. Part of my mission was to tell people that no one is beyond salvation. Unfortunately, not everyone can accept that message. I trust you will be able to accept my message.

 

Copyright © 2003 by Kim Michaels

Are we all part of God?

TOPICS:  We are all part of God – Jesus was not the only Son of God – blasphemy is to deny God’s presence in you – Jesus said the kingdom is within us – the end of conflict –


Question: I have read teachings that claim, because man and God are one, we are in fact God. Is there some truth to this? 

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

This is in fact true, as I explain throughout this website. And although many Christians will consider this to be blasphemy, there is in fact scriptural support for it. Consider the following passage:

30 I and my Father are one.
31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.
32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?
33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.
34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?
35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;
36 Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?
37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.
38 But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him. (John, Chapter 10).

Take note here that the quote clearly says “Ye are Gods” in plural. In other words, it is not spoken of just one person. As I seek to explain throughout my website, the biggest problem with orthodox Christianity is that it has turned me into an idol instead of an example to follow. So when I said that “I and my Father are one” and “My Father works hitherto and I work” (John 5:17), I meant to set an example to demonstrate what all people have the potential to accomplish by putting on the mind of Christ.

When you do attain personal Christhood, you accept your true identity as a son or daughter of God, and therefore you begin to act as a co-creator with God. This is indeed what God wants for all of its sons and daughters. How can this be blasphemy when it truly is the will and the love of God?

In fact, true blasphemy is to deny God and the presence of God. So if you deny the presence of God in every aspect of God’s creation, then you are being blasphemous. Does it not say in the scriptures:

All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. (John 1:3)

Consequently, God is in everything because God is omnipresent. God truly is all there is, so God cannot create anything that is different from or apart from God. God creates everything out of its own substance and being, and therefore everything has God’s consciousness within it.

God has created self-conscious beings with free will, so they have the potential to deny their true identity. Yet it is only the consciousness of anti-christ that causes people to deny that God is within them. Why do orthodox Christians think I said:

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

It is astounding to me that most Christians completely refuse to look at these passages in the scriptures and acknowledge that they clearly contain keys to my true inner teachings. How difficult can it be to read between the lines and see that I was clearly teaching people that God is within everyone and within everything? How difficult can it be for people to realize that only when you accept that God is within you, and within your brothers and sisters, can there be an end to conflict and killing on earth?

It is only by seeing the God within your brothers and sisters that human beings will be able to “love one another as I have loved you” (John 13:34) and still love you. Do you seriously believe I love the human ego with all of its foibles and selfishness? No, I love your true identity, namely the son or daughter of God who is hiding behind the outer personality that is often dominated by the ego. So dare to follow Paul and let your ego die daily (1Corinthians 15:31). Dare to put off the old man and put on the new man (Ephesians 4:22-24), the God man – or woman – who lives in the kingdom within.

 

Copyright © 2004 by Kim Michaels

Is the Old Testament God a false god?

TOPICS: The importance of asking questions – any religion that discourages questions is influenced by the serpentine mind – the truth will set you free – you must ask to receive the truth – you are a co-creator – you can create your own definition of good and evil – how people have created false gods – energy has a basic form of consciousness – when sufficient energy is concentrated a conscious being  is created – why a false god requires worship and sacrifices –


Question from Kim: Jesus, I probably wouldn’t have dared ask this question a few years ago because I would have felt it was blasphemy. Yet I always wondered about the cultures that had Gods that demanded human or animal sacrifices and some of the instances in the Old Testament where God tells the Israelites to kill every member of another tribe or nation. When you consider that the first commandment is to “have no other Gods before me,” it seems there is a real possibility of people worshiping false Gods. Is it possible that there is a false God and that this false God might even have influenced the Old Testament?

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

I have been hoping that someone would take my teachings on this website, put two and two together and come up with this precise question. It is not only a logical question to ask, it is an extremely important question to ask.

Let me first address your realization that in the past you would not have dared to even consider this question. This is a very important realization that all spiritual seekers need to come to in order to rise to a higher level of the path. You need to rise to a frame of mind where there are no taboos, where there is no question you do not dare to ask.

Why is that so important? It is important because the spiritual path is a process whereby you free yourself from all the serpentine lies that caused you to create a false sense of identity. You must be willing to lose your life, to lose your mortal sense of identity, by letting go of any and all of the serpentine lies that influence your consciousness and have become part of your sense of identity. To do that, you must be willing to question absolutely anything in this world and then reach for an answer coming from your Christ self or from the ascended masters through your Christ self.

Consider the importance of the question of whether there is a false god. Let us imagine for a minute that there was a false god and that some people on earth had been fooled into worshiping that false god. If these people considered it blasphemy to even ask whether there might be a false god, then how could they possibly be freed from that trap? They would literally be stuck for a lifetime and their culture could be stuck for thousands of years.

The basic law of this universe is free will. We of the ascended masters have been given the task of saving every human being on earth. To save people, we must liberate them from the serpentine lies by giving them the truth that will make them free. However, in order to give people the truth, people must ask. Ask and ye shall receive is a divine law. If you do not ask, you cannot receive from us because the Law of Free Will does not permit us to give you an answer for which you have not asked. In fact, until you ask, you would not be open to the answer of able to fathom that answer.

Therefore, we must allow you to continue to live in illusion until you finally decide to throw away your taboos and ask the logical questions. In that respect, let me say that every religion which discourages its members from asking questions has been influenced by the serpentine lies and the forces that seek to keep people trapped in this world. Let me make it clear that there are no exceptions to this statement. It is the truth that will make you free, and the truth can be known only by asking questions. If your religion discourages you from asking questions, your religion has been influenced by the forces of this world. I am not thereby saying that your religion is completely false or is completely controlled by these forces. I am saying that your religion has been influenced by these forces and that is why it has created forbidden questions.

Is there a false god? In reality there are many false gods. One of the messages I seek to get across on this website is that human beings have created their own reality. Let us go to the situation in the garden of Eden. Genesis says:

22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. (Genesis Chapter 3).

The fruit of the knowledge of good and evil is, as I explained elsewhere, the fruit of the knowledge of relative good and evil. Relative good and evil signifies that because human beings are meant to be co-creators with God, they have the power to create their own reality, meaning that they can create their own definitions of good and evil. Therefore, human beings can create a culture and a belief system on planet earth which is completely out of touch with the truth and the reality of God.

I am sure you can see that when people become trapped in such a relative belief system, they are worshiping a false god. If they were to attain eternal life in that state of consciousness, they would never escape that illusion. Therefore, the law of God mandates that when you create a relative definition of good and evil, when you create a “reality” that is out of alignment with the reality of God, you will be subject to the laws of deterioration that scientists describe as the second law of thermodynamics. This law determines that if you cut yourself off from God, your creation will gradually break down and self-destruct.

As I explain throughout this website, human beings partook of the fruit of relative good and evil, which truly means that they descended into a lower state of consciousness. That state of consciousness is dominated by the relative opposites of good and evil. These opposites are mutually exclusive, and they are different from the original polarities of God, namely the expanding and contracting forces that Mother Mary describe so beautifully in her discourse.

As the Bible says, God created man in his image and likeness. This means that God created lifestreams with imagination, with free will and with the ability to create by using God’s energy. After human beings fell into a lower state of consciousness, they lost their conscious connection to the reality of God. Therefore, it was inevitable that they began to create false gods. They began to create idols that were defined according to their own relative definition of good and evil. They began to create gods in the image and likeness of man. They began to create gods that were an expression of their own state of consciousness, and those gods were the way people – or at least some people – wanted them to be.

As I seek to explain on this website, everything you do is done with God’s energy. You are alive because there is a constant stream of spiritual energy which flows from the spiritual self through your lifestream. That energy becomes directed by your attention. As the energy flows through your mind, it becomes qualified and colored according to the images, beliefs and feelings that you hold in your consciousness. I have several times likened this to a film projector with the spiritual light being the white light from the light bulb that is colored as it passes through the film strip of your mind.

As the energy passes through your mind, some of it is lowered in vibration into the material spectrum and it becomes translated into actions. Yet some of it remains in a higher vibration, and as I explained elsewhere, there are four basic levels of vibration in the material universe. Two of the other levels are the mental realm and the emotional realm. Some of the energy that passes through the mind of human beings is converted into thoughts and feelings that are stored in these other levels of the energy continuum.

As the laws of physics explain, energy cannot be created or destroyed. Therefore, once the energy is qualified by human thoughts and feelings, it will retain that vibration until those who qualified the energy raise the vibration of the energy back to its original purity. What you need to understand is that as energy begins to accumulate, it increases in intensity.

Here comes the next logical step. Everything is created from God’s Being, so God’s energy is truly created out of God’s consciousness. Therefore, the energy with which human beings co-create has consciousness within it. As the energy begins to accumulate and increase in intensity, that consciousness is awakened. Once a critical mass is passed, a cloud of energy can attain a certain rudimentary form of consciousness. In other words, this mental and emotional energy now begins to realize that it exists.

As the energy increases in intensity, it can attain enough consciousness to realize that it can exist and grow only if it continues to receive energy from human beings. What has now happened is that through the power of their minds, human beings have created a conscious being that exists in the emotional or mental realm. Because human beings have created this entity, they are tied to it in consciousness. This link is a two-way process, meaning that the entity can potentially communicate with some human beings who are more than normally sensitive.

Now add to this the fact that a human lifestream can never fully forget its spiritual origin. The lifestream realizes that there is more to reality than the material universe it perceives with the senses. The lifestream realizes, even though it cannot put this into words or even conscious thoughts, that it has a spiritual self and that it will not be complete and whole until it regains contact with that spiritual self. This is what, over the course of many millennia, has given rise to the concept of an external God, a God that is outside of, separated from and above human beings.

So what truly happens is that when a particular group of people begin to form an image of such an external God, they will gradually create a conscious entity that exists in the emotional or mental realm (or even in both realms). That entity will naturally take on the characteristics envisioned by human beings. As it attains a certain degree of consciousness, it will begin to believe that it actually is the type of being that people envision as God. It will literally begin to believe that it is a god or that it is the God.

The catch here is that this man-made god can continue to exist only as long as it receives energy from human beings. And because consciousness is by nature expansive, the man-made god not only wants to survive, it also wants to grow. As it attains a sufficient state of consciousness, it can actually begin to communicate with certain people and make demands concerning how it wants to be worshiped. It might prescribe certain forms of worship that cause people to give it more energy. If it was created as an aggressive god, it might prescribe animal or human sacrifices because by the spilling of blood, energy is misqualified and that energy is fed to the false god. In a similar vein, such a false god can entice people to wage war and to kill the enemies mercilessly. Once again, the spilling of the blood releases energy and the spilling of the blood through violence misqualifies that energy, which can then feed the man-made god.

I realize that many people will find this teaching very difficult to accept. Yet before they reject the idea outright, I would remind them that if indeed there is a false god, then they will never escape the clutches of that false god until they dare to question the validity of their god and their religion. I would strongly advise anyone who finds it difficult to accept this idea to be very careful about rejecting the idea. If you find it difficult to accept this idea, there can be only one reason. Your religion has to some degree been influenced by a false god who does not want you to be free of its control. That is why your religious culture has instilled in you that there are certain questions you are not allowed task. This is especially true for cultures that contain the idea that certain questions about God are blasphemous and that you will be sent to hell for even asking the question.

Let me make it clear that the true God – whom I know and experience constantly – wants you to come home to its kingdom. Yet you cannot come home as long as you are trapped in the worship of a false god. Therefore, the true God wants you to overcome those illusions, and the only way for you to do that is to question the serpentine lies that reinforce the false god. Consider that those who do not want you to ask certain questions must have something to hide—otherwise why seek to discourage questions? The true God has nothing to hide. God is truth, so why would God ever try to prevent you from discovering truth? And if God wants you to find truth, why would it prevent you from asking questions that can lead you to the truth?

Let me say again that only the truth can make you free. Let me say again that you live in a world in which almost every aspect of life has been influenced by dualistic lies. Let me say again that God has given you free will, and it has given you the right to question absolutely anything. You have the right to ask any question, and if you ask with an open mind and heart, we of the ascended masters or your Christ self will give you an answer that will help you free yourself from the serpentine lies. Yet if you dare not ask, we cannot help you, and you will remain trapped until you decide to let go of your taboos and ask the logical questions.

I have much more to say about this topic, but I would like to release that knowledge in small portions so as not to overwhelm people completely. For those who have a desire to know more, let me ask you to consider our teaching on how God created the universe. Based on that teaching, you will realize that the true God, the ultimate God, is a Being which is completely beyond the world of form. The Creator is above and beyond anything it has created. In other words, God is complete, self-sustained and self-sufficient. God needs nothing from outside itself.

Therefore, how could the true God have a need to be worshiped by or to receive sacrifices from human beings? This then leads to the logical question, “How can a religion that promotes worship of an external God be a completely true religion? How can a religion that promotes worship of God be worshiping the true God who needs no worship?”

For additional teachings on this topic, click here.

 

Copyright © 2004 by Kim Michaels

Why was mankind created?

TOPICS:  God can only create out of itself – the Creator is within its creation – God created self-aware extensions of itself – two evolutions: angels and co-creators – the potential of self-aware beings – God looking at creation from the inside – mechanical evolution versus conscious growth – all co-creation leads to growth – from son of man to Son of God – unascended ascended masters – raising the awareness of matter – Christ consciousness – lively stones – Ye are Gods – you are creators in the making –


Question: Dear Jesus, Could you please tell me what exactly is the purpose that mankind is created. I read that it is so God is able to experience Himself, is this true, or is there another reason for the creation of living beings? Thank you.

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

What you read is correct but there is more to it. God in its highest form is a state of pure Being, a state of pure consciousness. Out of that state of the Allness emerges a self-conscious being who is the creator of this universe.

The Allness has no form whatsoever. The Creator has form (although not a form as conceived by human beings) because the Creator has individuality. Therefore, the Creator has the potential and the drive to create something that has form. However, the Creator cannot create something that is apart from itself. The Creator can create only by fashioning its own Being, its own consciousness, into a particular form. That is why the Bible states that without him was not anything made that was made. In other words, in order to create the world of form, God must embed part of its Being in this world. Everything that was ever created is really God wearing a disguise. Everything was created by God and from God and therefore has God’s consciousness within it.

Even the material universe in which you live is created from God’s consciousness. Therefore, God’s consciousness is embedded within everything, and that is why I said that if men should hold their peace, even the stones would cry out. However, not everything in the material universe has the same level of consciousness, the same level of awareness. After God created a world of inanimate forms, God created a number of self-conscious, self-aware beings to inhabit the inanimate world. As Mother Mary explains in her discourse, God created two distinct evolutions that we might call angels and co-creators. Co-creators were created to descend into the material universe and to gradually work their way up through the different levels of the world of form, until they expand their self awareness, their sense of identity, to the ultimate level.

The importance of a self-aware being is that such a being has the potential to consciously recognize that it is an extension of God, an individualization of God. Obviously, although a rock has God’s consciousness embedded within it, it does not have enough self awareness to realize that it is created by God.

It is indeed the purpose of every true religion to help human beings fulfill their potential to recognize themselves as sons and daughters of God. When people do recognize themselves as sons and daughters of God, God can experience this world through them. God can experience what it is like to be inside its creation and not only be the creator of it, who is looking at it from the outside.

Yet God has more than one purpose for the creation of human beings. Another important purpose is that God never wanted to create a world of form that is static. God did create the world of form and God did set up certain natural laws that guide the evolution of this world. These laws make it possible that the universe could evolve without any input from God. The universe could grow in the mechanical fashion that is currently envisioned by modern scientists.

Yet what might be the purpose of such a mechanical universe? What good would it do, because surely God would quickly become bored by watching the universe unfold according to mechanical laws that make everything entirely predictable. Just imagine how many children have built model trains, and then consider how quickly they get tired of watching the train run around the tracks. The fun is in building the train tracks, not in watching the train run around on a predetermined track that never changes.

So God wanted to create a universe that is alive and that can evolve in ways that are surprising even to God. That is why God created human beings in his own image and likeness. This means that human beings have the ability to create something new, they have the imagination to envision what they might create and they have the free will to decide what they will create. In other words, human beings were designed to be co-creators with God.

You might say that God, in the overall sense, is the external creator who creates the universe from the outside. Human beings are meant to be the internal creators who help co-create the universe from the inside. In other words, God created planet earth as a rough outline and then sent human beings to the earth with the command to multiply and take dominion. This means that human beings were meant to multiply their creative powers and thereby co-create a perfect earth within the outline created by God.

Currently, as I explain throughout this website, the planet is not living up to its highest potential because human beings have chosen to co-create from a limited state of consciousness that does not live up to their highest potential. Nevertheless, even this is to some degree within the overall plan of God, which brings us to the next purpose for creation.

Human beings are not simply created to experience the universe and to help co-create the universe. They are created with a potential to grow in consciousness and self-awareness until they reach the pinnacle of self-awareness. This growth process goes through several stages; there are certain dividing lines in the growth process. One might say that the universe is a schoolroom for human lifestreams, and every aspect of the universe is designed to help lifestreams grow in self-awareness. Therefore, even the current imperfect conditions can serve to help lifestreams grow—if they are willing to learn the lesson and move on.

When the lifestream is first sent in to the material universe, it knows that it is connected to something outside itself, namely the spiritual self. Yet it does not yet have the level of self-awareness that it has the potential to manifest. If a lifestream makes wise use of its opportunity, it will grow in self-awareness and build a stronger sense of identity, until it crosses an important dividing line.

My entire earthly ministry was meant to demonstrate the process whereby a human being, the son of man, can grow in self awareness until it manifests the full identity as a Christed being, and therefore accepts itself as a son or daughter of God. When you do manifest that sense of identity, the lifestream can permanently ascend to the spiritual realm and become a member of the ascended masters. This is what you saw demonstrated by myself, by Mother Mary and by other Biblical figures such as Moses and Elijah with whom I met on the Mount of Transfiguration.

So you have the potential to become an ascended being who has passed the final exam on planet earth. However, it is important to realize that manifesting this level of self-awareness does not necessarily mean that you have to discard the physical body and permanently ascend to the spiritual realm. Indeed, in this day and age it is the plan and the desire of the ascended masters to raise up a number of people to the level of self-awareness where they have qualified for their ascension but choose to remain in the physical body for a season.

By becoming such an unascended ascended master, you can help raise the consciousness of humankind and thereby help raise the consciousness of the entire planet. This is indeed another purpose for the creation of human lifestreams. By exercising their potential to grow in self-awareness, they will help a certain portion of the material universe become self-aware and thereby become fully aligned with God’s purpose for creation. This will actually make it possible for inanimate matter to receive a higher level of consciousness, so that even matter itself can become self-aware.

In other words, physical matter is created from God’s consciousness, and therefore it has the seed of self-awareness within it. However, that seed lies dormant, waiting for an external force to add energy and cause it to start growing. It is much like a seed that lies dormant in the soil until the warming rays of the sun cause the seed to spring to life. The force that can cause matter itself to spring to life is the light of the universal Christ mind. Yet, as I explain throughout this website, the universal Christ mind can flow into the material universe only through the minds and hearts of human beings who have recognized and accepted a higher sense of identity as Christed beings.

In other words, one purpose for the creation of human beings is that they can serve as the intermediaries for helping the entire material universe become self-aware. Thereby, even inanimate matter will become the lively stones and know that they are part of the chain of being that reaches all the way back to God.

When the lifestream of a human being has manifested full Christ consciousness, it can permanently ascend to the spiritual realm and become an ascended master. However, even after a lifestream permanently ascends, the growth process does not stop. My Father’s house has many mansions, and there are many levels of the spiritual realm through which the lifestream can ascend, as it keeps expanding its sense of identity and awareness. Eventually, an ascended being can reach the ultimate level of self-awareness, in which it sees itself as one with the creator of this world of form.

That is why the Bible says, “Ye are Gods.” This means that ye are Gods in the making, because any part of God has the potential to expand its self-awareness, until it becomes fully conscious of its divine potential. The self-aware being then merges with God, so that it too becomes a God. This means that the being has now become a creator itself. It has reached the same level of awareness as the God who created that being, and in so doing it has become a new creator with its own individuality. This new God can create another world of form, separate from this one. This is indeed how creation has been unfolding and continues to unfold in a way that is entirely beyond the concepts of time and space that seem so absolute to people on this planet.

Let me caution that while it is good to know your ultimate potential, it is important to focus on the immediate situation. You are on a path that ultimately leads to total self-awareness, yet the most important thing for you right now is that you take the next step. Therefore, I encourage you to focus on manifesting your Christhood, and indeed everything on this website is designed to help you reach that goal.

 

Copyright © 2004 by Kim Michaels

Our relationship with God

TOPICS: Everything created out of God’s substance – everything is God, but not the fullness of God – enigma is that we are created from God but are still individual beings –


Question: How do we overcome the false teaching in Christianity that Jesus is God, creator of heaven and earth?

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

I am happy that you are pointing out the falsity in the belief that Jesus Christ is God and that I have created the entire universe.  I can assure you that the universe was created before I was created. However, the idea that Jesus Christ is God is not entirely false. This is a very subtle topic that I could easily write an entire book about, and I might indeed do so in the future.

To give you a very brief explanation, which is simply meant as food for thought, you must realize that God created everything out of its own substance and being. Everything is truly God in disguise. Every lifestream that was ever created was created as an individualization of God.

A young lifestream normally does not recognize that it is an individualization of God. However, when the lifestream matures it eventually comes to the full conscious recognition and acceptance that it is indeed an individualization of God. At the moment the lifestream reaches this state of enlightenment, the lifestream becomes one with God. That is why I said, “I and my Father are one.”

There is a subtle difference between oneness with God and being God. I fully recognize myself as an individualization of God. I fully recognize that I am one with God. However, I also recognize that I am not all that God is. God, the creator of the universe, is a being with individuality. I am also a being with individuality, and my individuality is different from the individuality of the Creator of the universe.

I must tell you that the greatest challenge for a lifestream is to find a personal understanding of the seeming mystery that you are created by God, that you are one with God, but that you are also an individual being. This is something that cannot be explained through words.

However, as a lifestream grows in union with its Christ self, it will gradually resolve what at lower levels of the path seems to be a conflict. The sense of separation and conflict springs from the dualistic mind. As the lifestream puts off the old human and puts on the new human of the Christ consciousness, the conflict will gradually fade away.

 

Copyright © 2003 by Kim Michaels

The name of Jesus’ Father

TOPICS: Jesus used Eloi and Abba – the real name of God cannot be released on this planet – God did not give Moses its real name – God is constantly transcending itself –


Question: I have a question that nobody has ever been able to answer: Jesus had a name for the Father that sent Him on earth. He mentioned His name right before He died on the Cross. Was it Allah? Elie? Elias? Elli? Alla? Would you know the answer?  

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

Although I spoke several different languages, I did primarily speak Aramaic during my lifetime in Galilee. When I cried out on the cross, I used the Aramaic name for God that is most commonly translated into English as “Eloi.” You can find slight variations of the spelling, depending on the scholar, but to me it simply isn’t essential to discuss which spelling is more correct than another.

I used many other names for God during my mission, and the most common one was “Abba,” which is a loving name for “father.” Part of my mission was to help people develop a new relationship with God, so they could overcome their fear of God and begin to see him as a loving father figure. As with all other aspects of my mission, I did not simply teach a theoretical idea but practiced what I preached and lived my own teaching. Therefore, I often talked about God as my Father.

One of the unavoidable drawbacks in this material universe is that everything is a two-edged sword. Whatever you do as a spiritual teacher, someone will misunderstand it and take it to the extreme. My intent for calling God Father was to help all people see that they could relate to God as a loving Father who was always there for them. Instead, most Christians have completely misunderstood my intention and have come up with the idea that I was the only Son of God, and therefore I was the only one who should call God Father. This is a regrettable development but one that was easy to foresee and difficult to avoid.

Let me also take this opportunity to say that some people have a tendency to become a bit too concerned about the name of God. On one hand this is understandable, because many cultures, such as the Jews and many eastern people realize that a name carries power. Therefore they feel that if they had the correct name for God, they would have greater access to the power of God.

The reality of the situation is that because people are trapped in the dualistic state of consciousness, God simply cannot run the risk of releasing his true name to the people on this planet. That is why you will see that no religion has the actual name of God. Some of the oldest spiritual teachings on this planet are the Vedas, and they give the name of God as Brahman. However this refers to the power of God and is not the actual name of God, even in the original Sanskrit.

When Moses asked for God’s name, he was given a name that is often translated as “I am that I am.” However, the real translation should be “I will be who I will be.” In other words, God did not say “I am” and then give his name. God simply said “I am, and that is all I am going to tell you about myself.” God also said that at any given moment, it will be who it decides to be at that moment. In other words, God reserves the right to change itself regardless of human desires for an unchanging God.

As I say in several places on this website, God is the Creator and God never stops creating. Creation is self-transcendence. Without him was not anything made that was made. God creates everything out of itself, and therefore the only way God can create is to become more than it already is. So God can create only by transcending itself, and that is why God is ever-changing.

This does not mean that every aspect of God is constantly changing. When God created this universe, it formulated certain laws and those laws will not change for a very long time. Therefore, human beings can count on having a stable platform for their spiritual evolution. There is no reason for fear concerning the fact that God is constantly transcending itself.

If you want to truly know the reality of God, you need to let go of your fears and your desire to put God in a little box where it can never change. If you want to know God, you need to know God as a living god who is constantly creating and transcending itself. In fact, you can know God only if you are willing to constantly transcend yourself.

Therefore, do not be too attached to a particular name for God. Instead, go within the innermost part of your being and seek to attain at direct experience of the living Being of God.

 

Copyright © 2003 by Kim Michaels

Can God create something separate from itself?

TOPICS: Limits of intellect – God does change – God creates out of itself – constant growth is a law of the universe –


Question: Could God make a burrito so hot that he himself could not eat it?

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

Thank you for submitting a humorous version of an ancient question about one of the more paradoxical elements of God.

Since the beginning of time, people have been speculating about the nature and capabilities of God. They sense that God must be above and beyond human beings, and many speculate that God must be almighty and unlimited. Therefore, they feel that God should be able to do anything, and this leads to the paradoxical question that you are asking.

Let me first caution you that it simply is not possible to fathom the nature of God with the human intellect. Therefore, there is no intellectual answer to this question. However, let me attempt to give an answer that might be helpful to those who are willing to look beyond the intellect.

One of the most common misconceptions about God is the idea that God is perfect, and therefore it could never change. God is indeed perfect, but perfection does not mean something that stands still. In reality, God is ever-changing because God simply cannot stop creating. When God creates, it creates everything out of its own substance and so to create something new, God must transcend itself. To create something new, God must be willing to become more than it already is. Without it was not anything made that was made, so when something new is made, God must become more than it already is.

I know this explanation will seem like heresy to many religious people who have put God in a little box and who are not willing to allow God to change. Nevertheless, God is transcending itself every second, and that is why constant growth is the basic law of this universe. That is indeed why God wants its sons and daughters to constantly grow and transcend themselves and become more than what they were created to be.

So to return to your question, the answer is that God can indeed create a burrito so hot that it could not eat it, given who and what it is at the moment it created the burrito. Yet God also has the ability to transcend itself instantly so that it could now eat the burrito. At this new level, God could then create another burrito which it could not eat at that level. It could then transcend itself again and eat the burrito, create a new one and keep repeating the cycle forever and ever.

Although this might be entertaining for a time, God has chosen to create universes instead of burritos. God has chosen to populate those universes with intelligent beings who are replicas of itself. God has chosen to give these beings the capacity of consciousness to realize who they are as sons and daughters of God. That is indeed why human beings have the ability and the desire to speculate about the nature of God and understand the nature of God.

I hope this explanation was not so hot that you will have trouble eating it. It might be bitter in the mouth, but it will be sweet in the belly!

 

Copyright © 2003 by Kim Michaels

Does God hear all prayers?

TOPICS: All prayers are heard – not all prayers can be answered – what people have created, they must uncreate – God will not force you to learn your lessons –


Question: Why should a person have to search for answers on a computer or library when God hears all our prayers?

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

As I explain throughout this website, everything on this planet is subject to the free will of human beings. God’s angels do indeed hear all prayers, but the angels cannot answer all prayers because there are certain things that people must do for themselves. Human beings have created the current conditions on this planet by misusing their free will, and they must uncreate those conditions by correctly using their free will.

How do you learn to use your free will correctly? You do so by finding answers to the many questions you have about life and the spiritual side of life. Many people have descended into a state of consciousness in which they cannot receive answers directly from their Christ selves. Therefore, they must begin by looking for answers in outer teachings. As you study such outer teachings with an open mind and heart, the answers will be internalized and become part of your being. Thereby you will rise to a higher level of consciousness, where you will stop misusing your free will and learn to use it in accordance with God’s laws.

Precisely because God has given you free will, God cannot force you to learn those lessons. You must learn them voluntarily. That is why you need to search for answers wherever they can be found. However, as I explain throughout this website, the outer answers are meant to be tool that will help you establish a contact with your Christ self so that you can get deeper answers from within.

To get such clear answers, use some of the spiritual tools we have given on the toolbox website. Establish your spiritual protection. Clear your mind by transforming negative energy. And work on establishing attunement with your Christ self. When you do establish such attunement, you will no longer need answers from outside yourself, and you will hear God answer your prayers directly in your heart.

 

Copyright © 2003 by Kim Michaels

Does God want our friendship?

TOPICS: God wants more than friendship – you are a co-creator – overcoming the sense of separation from God –


Question: Does God really want a friendship with us on earth and communicate with us?

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

Yes, God does indeed want friendship and more than friendship with every human being on earth. As explained elsewhere, every human being is a son or daughter of God and every person is meant to be a co-creator with God. God created you to help finish the creation begun by God. So God does not want you to take a passive approach. God wants you to take an active part in its creation. God wants you to experience the fullness of its creation, and the ascended masters are willing to give you everything you need to experience that fullness and thereby help God co-create this world.

The reason you cannot currently serve as a co-creator with God is that you have descended into a lower state of consciousness. You have lost the memory of your true spiritual identity. The purpose of this entire website is to help you reestablished the connection to your Christ self, so that you can reclaim your spiritual inheritance. Apply the tools we have given and you will indeed make progress. If you are persistent, you will one day break through to a higher state of consciousness, and you will never again feel separated from God. This is not a utopian promise. This is a living potential, a living reality, for everyone who will apply themselves to the path.

This entire website is meant to help you find God on your own. However, I am a spiritual teacher, and my job is to bring every lifestream home. The reality of life on this planet is that many people have descended into a state of consciousness in which they are no longer able to find God on their own. Therefore, they need an outer teaching and outer tools in order to once again climb to the level of consciousness that allows them to establish a direct connection to God in their hearts.

In the end, you can find God only in your heart. But for many people it can be necessary to look for God through outer means before they are able to grasp the truth that they must ultimately find God in their hearts. So you might have to seek for God without, before you can find the God within.

God has not abandoned you, and he is willing to have a relationship with you any time. Yet to find God, you must be willing to resolve the blocks in your psychology that stand between you and a direct connection to God. The toolbox website has the tools—use them!

 

Copyright © 2003 by Kim Michaels

Is there an angry and judgmental God in heaven?

TOPICS: The angry God is a false god – free will – why God does no punish anyone – how people punish themselves – karma and reincarnation – God’s law – personal Christhood – making peace with God – experiencing God’s unconditional love – why some people need to fear punishment – the Old Testament God – no need for guilt – you were not created as a sinner – God’s forgiveness – your state of consciousness is the key to God’s kingdom – law of karma –


Question: Is God an angry and judgmental God and are current conditions on earth God’s punishment for our sins?

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

One of the greatest problems on earth today is that so many people have come to accept a false image of God. Obviously, there are many false images, but the one that concerns me the most is the idea that God is an angry and judgmental God who is ready to punish even the slightest transgression of his law.

I have gone to great length to explain to you the law of cause and effect, including reincarnation and karma (see the following answer). If you will contemplate my explanation with an open heart, you will realize that God does not consciously or actively punish people’s sins.

The reality of the situation is that because God gave people free will, God had to provide a safety mechanism so that a lifestream would not become lost by misusing that free will. It was God’s original intention that all lifestreams would express their individuality and use their free will in a way that did not violate the very laws that God used to create this universe. Obviously, if you live in this universe and violate the laws upon which the universe is based, then you will inevitably self-destruct.

It is important for you to understand that God’s law does not limit your creative expression. For example, look at the situation on planet earth. You have been given a beautiful planet that is perfectly capable of sustaining a large number of people. Yet, we now see a pollution of the environment which ultimately could destroy the environment and therefore prevent you from expressing any kind of creativity and freedom. Likewise, human beings have developed nuclear weapons and a large-scale nuclear war could destroy the environment and limit your creative expression.

Obviously, pollution and nuclear war is not in accordance with God’s law. It is perfectly possible for human beings to live on planet earth without destroying their environment. And it is perfectly possible for them to do so in such a way that they still have plenty of room for creative expression.

It is not God’s intention to limit your creativity, and his law is not a restriction on your freedom. If you knew God’s law, you would naturally choose to express your creativity in such a way that it would not destroy yourself. The problem is, of course, that because people have fallen into the lower consciousness dominated by the dualistic mind, they no longer know God’s law. This was not what God intended, yet because God gave you free will, God could do nothing to stop you.

What could God possibly have done with a group of lifestreams who fell into a lower state of consciousness and forgot their divine origin? Well, God could have destroyed these lifestreams, and that is precisely what an angry and judgmental God would have done. The very fact that you are alive demonstrates that your God is not an angry and judgmental God. Your God is a God of mercy and compassion, and therefore it has given people a second chance. In fact, it has given people many second chances.

God does not punish you

My point here is that God does not punish you for your mistakes. When God gave you free will, it simply set up a safety mechanism so that if you misuse your free will, you will not automatically and immediately self-destruct. God created an impersonal law which returns all energy to you with the same qualification that it had when you sent out that energy. Therefore, you will reap as you have sown.

Obviously, if all of your current conditions are the consequences of your own actions, and if all of your actions, past or present, are the results of choices you make with your free will, then it simply does not make sense to say that the current conditions on planet earth are the result of God’s punishment.

These conditions were not created by God, and they are not what God wants for the extensions of itself. The current conditions on planet earth are created by human beings. I freely admit that the vast majority of humans have created these conditions out of ignorance. In fact, people have to a very large degree been tricked into creating the current misery on planet earth. They have been tricked into creating this misery by a small group, a power elite, of lifestreams who deliberately and willfully rebelled against God’s law.

Nevertheless, the somber fact is that human beings are punishing themselves and they continue to punish themselves, because they continue to allow themselves to remain in ignorance of God’s law. God has sent many prophets, spiritual teachers and messengers in an attempt to make people change their ways. Yet, up until this point, God’s message has been ignored by so many people that God cannot bring major changes to planet earth. God must simply wait until more people reach beyond the dualistic mind and begin to put on their personal Christhood.

Every human being has the potential to stop this downward spiral and to reach for the Christ consciousness. I will admit that this potential has not been common knowledge. Nevertheless, it is not my intent to lament what might have been. It is my intent to demonstrate to you what can be, both now and in the future.

If you don’t like what you see in your personal life, take responsibility for your situation and recreate yourself in the image and likeness of God. If you don’t like what you see on planet earth, take responsibility for that situation and recreate the earth in the image and likeness of the kingdom of God.

I am Jesus Christ, and I am part of a team or spiritual beings who have pledged their lives to help humankind rise out of their current misery. We want to see God’s kingdom and the abundant life manifest on earth. We have immense power, and we stand ready to help you at any moment. Yet, we must respect our Father’s law of free will. If you choose to remain in ignorance, if you choose not to take responsibility for your own life and for the planet as a whole, then we must simply wait until you make a better decision.

I have come to tell you that it is time to make that decision. If even a small number of people on this planet would make the decision to pursue the path of individual Christhood, we of the ascended masters could immediately bring dramatic change to this planet. We are ready and waiting; we simply need your call.

NOTE: The rest of this answer is avbailable in the book: The Mystical Teachings of Jesus.

 

Copyright © 2003 by Kim Michaels