Artefacts and fossils of ancient civilizations

Question: Why is it that if there were other more ancient civilizations that are not in recorded history, that we do not find any fossils of these?


 Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Choosing America’s Future.

First of all, you have found fossils from some civilizations that have now disappeared and that are not in recorded history. There are various artifacts that have been found that cannot be explained by the technology of the civilizations in known history. There are not so many of these but they are there.

Then the other aspect is that there are actually certain fossils from these previous civilizations that have not been seen as fossils. There are certain minerals and what you call rock formations, that are actually man-made materials, but because of the paradigm where you will not look beyond known civilization, they have not been recognized as manmade materials.

But the other reason is, of course, that you have these geological processes that are very powerful and can erase all traces of a civilization. The ice age that took place 10,000 years ago erased several civilizations that were there before. You will know for example, that the island of Manhattan was covered by a very thick ice sheet during the Ice Age. Well if you take the huge buildings that are on Manhattan Island today and imagine what would happen to them if there was another Ice Age, then I can assure you that after the ice had moved over the island several times, there would be no traces left of the current buildings.

But another reason is, of course, that the collective consciousness has not reached a certain level. As the collective consciousness continues to be raised there will come points where more and more artifacts from previous civilizations will be discovered, and there will be more of a willingness to interpret these. There will be ancient records that will be found that will make it undeniable that there were advanced civilizations in the past.

 

Copyright © 2020 Kim Michaels

Your path will often be the cycles that you might consider ups and downs

Question: I sometimes think that we ascended master students go into a short phase that I will describe like this: It feels like we went backwards, we are experiencing a downward spiral, we’re going into the school of hard knocks, but then we get back into our expansion of self, knowing something more clearly. It feels like it was a short phase, that it was less painful than before. I’m starting to think that it is not really that we went backwards, but we that we have little immersion phases.


Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Choosing America’s Future.

Well, the spiritual path does indeed have many different stages, and it is very, very important to consider this.

One aspect of this is that many spiritual people, when they find their first spiritual movement, they have a somewhat unrealistic view of the spiritual path. They often tend to think that now that they have found this spiritual movement, and it’s so different from what they grew up with, they have somehow turned a corner. And now we can only go upwards from there, everything will be better, and they cannot go backwards, so they cannot allow themselves to go backwards. And therefore, some people actually go into a very negative reaction when they go backwards.

But what you need to recognize here is that many of you have grown up in a non-spiritual, even an anti-spiritual society. And then at some point, you find a spiritual teaching, you realize there is a spiritual path. And in the beginning, you have an almost euphoric stage, where you are meant to explore what the spiritual paths means, what spiritual teachings are there, what they mean to you, and you have a sort of innocent phase.

The reality is that in many cases, we who are the ascended master, even if you do not know about us, we will hold back or carry for you some of your karma. And because of the euphoria you feel, you are also in a sense, going beyond your normal psychology. This is somewhat comparable to when you fall in love and you go through this euphoric phase where you think you are a different person, and your partner is a different person, and everything is wonderful, and it will always be so. You are allowed to have this euphoric phase.

But then there comes a point where again, now you need to start doing some more hard work. And you need to take back some of your karma, you need to start working on your psychology. And this is often what you can experience as going backwards. Suddenly, things get more serious, they get more heavy, it seems more difficult. It seems like you’re not making as much progress as you did before. This is simply a natural stage.

We can also explain this another way and say that when you first find the spiritual path, you’re working on several issues that are fairly easy to overcome. This gives you a sense of progress that is an encouragement on the path.

But it’s inevitable that after you have done this, you will start working on some of the deeper, heavier issues that take more time to resolve, that are not as easy to resolve. And therefore, you will go through a phase that seems more heavy.

And then when you resolve this, then you can again, have a period where you feel things are lighter, things are easier. Then you can again reach some of the heavier stuff that needs to be resolved. And your paths will often be the cycles that you might consider ups and downs. But there can come a point where you’re been on the path for long enough that you realize that this is just natural, you accept it, you don’t come down on yourself for going downhill for a while, or feeling you’re going downhill even though you’re not. And you just accept that this is the way it is. You work on it, you use the tools for looking at your psychology and you resolve it.

Now there can also be some people who, when they first find a path, they have the euphoric state. They feel they are making tremendous progress, but in reality, they are not really making that much progress. It is just that they have this great sense of contrast between before they found the spiritual teaching and after, so they think they are making progress, but they are not.

And the reason is that they haven’t actually understood what the spiritual path is about. They look at it as an outer path, even an ascended master teaching can by some people be perceived as an outer path. It is just a matter of studying the teachings, being a member of an organization, giving the decrees and then one day poof − you will be ascended. Many people have thought this, many people still do. Not so many in this dispensation, because of the teachings we have given on the topic and your willingness to embrace these teachings.

There are people who think they are making progress, but they are not really. And then there comes a point where they start realizing that they are not making progress anymore. It was not really that they are not making it anymore, they were never really making the progress, because they have not understood what the path is about. They are not working on resolving their psychology, they think they can continue at a superficial level of doing the outer things, and then they will have results. Many people have therefore become disappointed, discouraged, become angry, blame the guru, blame the path, blame the ascended masters, whatever − instead of taking responsibility and being willing to change themselves.

There can also be some people who are experiencing progress, they are resolving certain things in their psychology, but then they come to a deeper issue that they are not willing to look at, they are not willing to acknowledge that they have this issue. And it can cause them to then stagnate for a while. Sometimes it can be for the rest of this lifetime, but other times after some time, they suddenly have a shift. And now they are willing to look at the issue, they’re willing to resolve it, and then again, they feel they’re making progress.

There is also the issue that many people have in their divine plans that you are meant to find a certain spiritual movement, you are meant to make progress at a certain pace. But then you can come to this point where there are certain things you’re not willing to look at, not willing to resolve, so you start falling behind where you could have been if you have followed the optimum path. And you can sense this as an increased heaviness, you can feel you’re not making the progress you should be making. But you cannot really understand why in many cases, at least not with the outer mind. This is where you can again then take a look at what it is you are not willing to look at, what it is you’re not willing to acknowledge.

Now, it can be very helpful to realize a condition on the spiritual path that all of us, all of you who are still in embodiment, all of us who have been in embodiment, there will be certain issues we are reluctant to look at. We have a certain image of ourselves as being good spiritual students. And we often have a tendency to think that there are certain psychological issues we shouldn’t have.

This messenger has seen this several times as his own psychology, but he was not willing to acknowledge that he had a certain psychological issue. He thought he should not have this, so he tended to ignore it. He was willing to work on other things, but for a time he was not willing to work on this. Now, he eventually, some time ago, came to a shift where he realized that it is actually meaningless to establish this kind of value judgment and say that some elements of human psychology are better or worse than others, because it’s all just human psychology and it all just has to go. So, there is no shame, there is no trauma associated with having a certain psychological issue.

When you consider what kind of a heavy planet you are on, when you consider how many lifetimes you have been on this planet, how many different circumstances you have experienced, it is highly likely that you have virtually every psychological issue known to man. And it is not a matter of setting up this value judgment that as a spiritual person, you should not have a certain issue. It is just a matter of looking at your psychology, seeing what issues are there, and then attacking all issues in the same way as something you just have to resolve and move beyond. This can cause you to make tremendous progress − when you are willing to look at anything and everything.

Basically, we can say that we if you feel you’re going backwards, or in a downward spiral, it’s always because there’s something you haven’t been willing to look at. And it’s in many cases, because you have this sense that you shouldn’t have this issue. So instead of resolving it, you are trying to tiptoe around it, deny it, explain it away, focus on other things, whereas the only way to really get back to making maximum progress is to just look at the issue, resolve it as any other issue and get it over with.

Now, you who have these teachings, Healing your Spiritual Traumas and the other books in a series, you have the tools where you don’t have to go into these negative spirals. You have the tools where you don’t have to experience these up and downs on the path, you can have a more steady progression. You will still have certain things that it will take time to resolve, but it does not have to feel as a downward spiral or as going backwards. You can still see that this is just part of the path, you have come to something that will take a little longer, but you are still making progress, you are still walking the path.

 

Copyright © 2020 Kim Michaels

The connection to the collective consciousness of the country of birth  

Question: If a lifestream is born in a country, then moves to a vastly different country, can there still be a pull on the consciousness from the original country that the lifestream was born in − even if the lifestream may no longer identify with the culture and practices of its country, nor feel the need to go back to the original country?


Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Choosing America’s Future.

Well, of course there can be a pull, and in most cases there will be a pull, and it actually goes in both directions. If you have grown up in a certain country, and move from there, there will often be a pull on your three higher bodies, based on the collective consciousness in your country, especially if you still have family there.

But there will also be you − being able to pull on the collective consciousness of your country. This means that if you do move to a different country, if you embrace that new country and a new culture, you can have a positive influence on pulling on your old country, your birth country, pulling the collective consciousness up there.

This is one of the reasons behind many people immigrating from a certain less developed country to a more developed country. By embracing the culture of the more developed country they can have a positive pull on the collective consciousness in their birth country.

Naturally, it is important when you move to a different country that you accept the country and the culture you have moved into. You don’t necessarily need to emulate it completely, but you need to adapt to it and have a positive attitude towards it. This makes it much easier for you to fit into the new country. It is also important that you examine whether you have any attachments to your old country. But it is also important to go beyond this and see what is the mindset in your old country compared to the new one, and then see which aspects of the old mindset that you want to let go of, in order to better embrace life in the new country.

There is an old statement by the Buddha that moving to a new country is accomplishing half the Dharma, this of course is only true if you embrace moving and if you let go of the old. But it is very true that for many people the Dharma of their spiritual growth is limited by the culture and mindset − the collective consciousness − of their birth country. And therefore it can be helpful for them to move to a different country, which gives them an opportunity to let go of the old mindset and therefore make decisive progress.

This messenger gained tremendous growth from moving to America from Denmark, because it gave him a different perspective on the mindset of Denmark, and he learned many, many things from this. He also gained tremendously from moving to Estonia and seeing how a former country from the Soviet Union was doing and how the consciousness was there. And then he gained tremendous growth to moving back to Denmark, getting a chance to re-evaluate and resolve some of the things he had not resolved, while being outside the country.

It can be healthy. I’m not saying thereby that all spiritual people should move from country to country. But nevertheless, it can certainly be helpful to free yourself from the collective mindset of the country in which you grew up, and the limitations this has imposed on the way you look at life, and also the way you look at yourself and your spiritual potential.

 

Copyright © 2020 Kim Michaels

Question about twins 

Question: What is the spiritual purpose of twins?


Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Choosing America’s Future.

Well, it can be different purposes. In some cases, two lifestreams can in past lives have developed a very strong karmic bond that they are reluctant to resolve, but by being born as twins, it becomes more difficult for them to ignore each other. It does not always work that way, but in many cases, twins have been able to resolve some karma and psychology from past lives.

There can also be a positive aspect, in the sense that two lifestreams can have developed a very strong, constructive bond in past lifetimes, and therefore they want to be born in very close proximity to each other in this lifetime. There can also be some cases where two lifestreams have been romantically involved over many lifetimes, that they have developed an attachment to each other that they cannot break as long as they are in a sexual relationship. So, by being born as twins, they can still have a very close relationship, but it is not a sexual relationship. And it can then enable them in many cases, to overcome that attachment to each other, and develop a more, shall we say, natural relationship.

 

Copyright © 2020 Kim Michaels

Post election riots in the US

Question: How likely or unlikely is America to have widespread unrest of violence as a result of the election?


 Answer from the Ascended Master Saint Germain through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Choosing America’s Future.

Well, based on what we have said here about the level of anger that is rising, there is certainly a likelihood that this can happen. How it happens depends in large part on who wins the election. It is clear that if Donald Trump is reelected, there is not as likely to be unrest and certainly not widespread unrest. But if he is not reelected and if he continues to make the claims he has already made − that this is because the voting or the counting of the votes was rigged and because there is voter fraud, because of mail in votes and all of these claims that he has already made − then it is likely that there will be some unrest.

Unfortunately, many of those who are most, shall we say, idolizing Donald Trump, have a certain level of anger that makes it possible that they can believe in these claims that the presidency was taken away from Donald Trump in an unfair way. And therefore, they could become so angry that they would engage in various forms of unrest.

The reality, of course, is that whoever wins the election, it will not be a result of an unfair process. It will be result of the candidate’s state of consciousness and how well they do in this very heated election campaign that the American presidential election has become, turned into over the last several decades.

You will see, as we have talked about these culture wars that have polarized American society and have also polarized the presidential election in a very unfortunate way, because as I have said before, the American political system is deliberately set up to limit the powers of the president, and therefore the president does not have the powers that the Americans, many among the American people ascribe to him.

And therefore, it is not that epically important who is elected as president.  The reality of the matter is that if Donald Trump is not reelected, it will not be because of an unfair election, but because of his own state of consciousness, his own actions, his words, his tweets, in other words, it will be him that is responsible for him not being elected, not some kind of rigged process that is responsible for it. And quite frankly, one could question that if a person is not willing or able to take responsibility for himself, how can he take responsibility for a country as large and complex as the United States?

 

Copyright © 2020 Kim Michaels

Ascended Masters work with people on a intuitive level

Question: I have a friend and an ascended master student who is diagnosed with schizophrenia. From time to time he is hearing voices in his head, he did not have this phenomenon for the bigger part of his life. Only when he began to be interested in esoteric matters, he was fascinated by the idea that the human mind is like a radio device which can tune into different radio stations, different vibratory levels or realms, he was fascinated with the idea that we can contact different non-material beings. And then he started hearing voices telling him what to do. His life went downhill from there. Until he found ascended master teachings and started practicing Archangel Michael’s Rosary, he also decided that he does not want to hear them anymore. The voices stopped, but then after some years they returned. My guess is because he again started wanting to communicate with the Masters, maybe also thinking that he is now advanced enough to hear the ascended masters. I personally do not think he is communicating with the real masters, but he knows better than me. That is probably lower psychic forces that he is communicating with. My friend is strongly convinced that you can hear the masters speaking to you as audible as those voices are. I do not think that is the case for in my experience, I only feel the masters love in my heart, for certain sometimes gentle nudging and never voices. My experience is of course limited. Is it possible to hear the Masters as voices in your head?


Answer from the Ascended Master Jesus through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Choosing America’s Future.

Well, you cannot categorically say that it is impossible to hear the masters as a what you might call: “An audible voice in your head.” There are instances where people have received a warning that they could hear as a voice inside their heads. But this of course, is not the general way that we communicate. It can happen in specific, often stressful situations, where people are given a clear warning to not do this or to do this. And it can be what they perceive as a voice inside their heads. It can happen that way, it can also be the person’s Christ Self, that is projecting this idea which then the mind processes as an audible voice.

It is clear that we, who are ascended masters do not speak with such a voice, that is why we speak through a messenger in order to make it audible. And we do not speak in people’s heads because it is − it is essentially a violation of free will even if people want this. We work with people on a more intuitive level. Because it allows people more freedom of choice.

We can basically say that: “If you are hearing a voice inside your head that is telling you to do something − or not to do something − that is not a direct crisis situation, then it is not coming from the ascended masters.” We are not seeking to establish a relationship with people where we are constantly telling them to do this or not do that. Certainly, and especially not, in everyday situations, how to live your everyday life. We do not tell you to go to the store and buy this or not buy that, because this is your responsibility to make these decisions.

Now, of course, there are people who have a desire and it can be a seemingly innocent desire to communicate with higher beings. There are many, many channelers in the world who have a seemingly benign desire to communicate with higher beings and to bring forth some teachings that can help other people. But if you go a little deeper into psychology, these people have a desire to be special, a desire to do something other people cannot do, a desire to be looked up to and admired by other people. And they may not be consciously aware of this, but it is nevertheless an impure desire.

We, the ascended masters, of course, will never respond to such a desire. But there are beings in the lower identity, mental and even the emotional realm that will respond to this. And then will give people the kind of communication they desire, because it allows these beings to extract people’s energy. And if a person − such as a channeler − gains a following, well, then they can also extract energy from the followers.

In this case that you are mentioning, your intuition is correct. And it will for that matter be correct for many other people who claim to have this kind of communication. It does not come from the ascended masters, regardless of what the people themselves believe.

 

Copyright © 2020 Kim Michaels

The seven rays and the material spectrum

Question: Are the seven rays in some way a distinctive part of the physical spectrum? And can they be detected by material instruments? There was mentioned aspects of our eyes and vision as working as the interference with the seven rays.


Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Choosing America’s Future.

I would not say that the seven rays are part of the material spectrum − in a sense that the seven rays are spiritual types of energy. And the energies of the seven rays are, of course, lowered in vibration to create first the identity realm, then the mental and then the emotional and then the physical. The energies are lowered, but they are not really then the same vibration as what you normally call the seven rays. It is not that your eyes as such cannot detect the seven rays. But your brain often cannot process them.

That is why you have some clairvoyant people who can see people’s auras, for example. All people can see auras, but their brains filter out that as unnecessary information. You cannot really with the physical eyes, see the spiritual rays in the spiritual spectrum because the eyes cannot go beyond it. But you can have a spiritual vision where you can perceive the rays, you can have an intuitive sense of the rays.

In terms of material instruments, well, there are certainly already material instruments that can detect vibrations that are far beyond the material, physical octave. This has already been developed, some scientists, a few have interpreted it to mean that they are detecting the vibrations of higher realms. But it is of course, it is not mainstream science.

You can, of course, detect certain instruments or develop certain instruments that can detect higher vibrations, not necessarily in a way that it makes them visible. But it makes it clear that they are there and must be there. This is somewhat equivalent to what you have with dark energy and dark matter which currently cannot be detected directly, but you can extrapolate from measurements that there must be certain things that we cannot see.

 

Copyright © 2020 Kim Michaels

Spiritual perspective on pedophilia 

Question: Could the masters give a spiritual perspective on pedophilia? Why does pedophilia exist? What invocations can we give from removing pedophilia from Earth?


Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Choosing America’s Future.

Well, we have before given teachings that pedophilia primarily exists because there are many beings, especially the fallen beings who have been cut off from receiving energy from the spiritual realm directly. Therefore, in order to sustain themselves, to even stay alive, but also to have a certain power to do anything, they must steal energy from the people who are still receiving it from the spiritual realm. And one of the ways that you can steal energy from people is of course through rape or other sexual perverted practices. But you can only steal a certain amount of energy from people, depending on how much energy they have. And some adults have squandered some of their energy.

But in general, children still have a certain amount of vital life energy with them before they start becoming sexually active or leading the kind of lifestyle that many teenagers and adults live that caused them to squander their energy. That is why there is a certain segment of beings who cannot receive light from the spiritual realm who seek to steal it by having sex with children. That is the real reason for it. You can of course make calls for this. You can use invocations to Astrea, you can use various other invocations, such as the old Rosary to Archangel Michael, the Infinite Light rosaries and others. But you can make the calls for the judgment of those who are pedophiles, but also the demons, the entities behind them. And you can make the calls for the awakening of societies to really recognize this problem and do more to limit it.

 

Copyright © 2020 Kim Michaels

Corona crisis may lead to some changes in the economy

Question: One of the candidates in the Democratic primaries had what I thought to be a most interesting proposal. It was for the government to give everyone $1,000 a month. It would seem to me that this coupled with a major overhaul of the welfare system could improve so many people’s lives in a very significant way. I am hoping that Saint Germain or another master would comment on this.


Answer from the Ascended Master Saint Germain through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Choosing America’s Future.

Well, this is certainly one among many interesting ideas that have been brought out as a result of the Corona crisis. And it is the hope that this crisis will lead to some changes in the economy not just in the United States, but in other countries as well.

Now we have talked about this RAND Corporation study of the income inequality and the rising income inequality, where they concentrate the wealth in the hands of the top 1% who therefore do not spend the money. This means that when you take money from the 90% of Americans, concentrate it in the hands of the top 1%, you are effectively removing that money from the economy, because the top 1% cannot spend it. They use it to invest and accumulate to feel more and more secure. Whereas if you allow that money to be in the hands of the 90% of Americans, they would spend it. It would increase economic activity, create a sustainable growth in the economy where GNP would be raised every year and everyone except the top would prosper. Well, even the top would prosper – but as we have said, they do not see it that way.

Naturally, the ultimate outcome of the Corona crisis would be that people recognize this income inequality and did something about it − repeal those laws that have given these unfair advantages to the power elite. But as an interim stage, it is clear that giving money to the people will also have a positive effect on the economy.

If you will go back to the financial crisis of 2008, you saw the American government take the step of creating lots of money out of nothing and giving it to the big banks with the hope that they would lend it to people and thereby restart the economy. As it turned out, which anyone with economic sense could have foreseen, most of the money was not lend out by the banks, it was to secure, it was used to consolidate their positions, so that the banks became stronger. In other words, the money that the government gave to the power elite was in for the most part kept by the power elite. Around 8% of it found its way to the real economy. It is clear that if in 2008, you had taken the same amount of money and just given it to the people, this would have had a far greater positive effect on the economy.

Likewise, if you gave everybody $1,000 a month, they would spend this money and it would have a positive effect on jumpstarting the economy. Other countries have come to the same ideas, have considered or are considering doing this. And it is clear that from a completely realistic viewpoint, giving money to the people will have a greater positive impact on the economy than giving it to the power elite. It will always be that way. One can only wonder why the leaders of America have not seen this before. And you can of course point to perception filters and cognitive dissonance, the collective entities that blind people and lawmakers to this, you can point to the fact that some of the politicians have grown up in power elite families and so on.

But nevertheless, it is high time that these ideas are brought out and debated and tested out. It is clear that a potential positive outcome of this Corona crisis can be major changes in the economy. Because anyone who is willing to take a realistic look, can see that the Corona crisis has made obvious the inequalities and the problems in the economy of not just the United States, but many other countries around the world. And one of the major problems is, of course, the unequal distribution of wealth, the concentration of wealth in the hands of fewer and fewer people taking that wealth from the population.

 

Copyright © 2020 Kim Michaels

The sense of shame related to adoption

Question: In 2015, an American sociologist did a study comparing attitudes of women with unplanned pregnancies toward abortion and adoption (Results of the study were published in 2017 in the Journal Women’s Health Issues). She found that many women considered adoption to be a trauma, both for themselves and the child, who some women feared would grow up to resent them. She also found that neither the pro-choice nor pro-life factions, gave these women much counselling around adoption. There seems to be a lot of stigma around it. Why is this the case?


Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Choosing America’s Future.

There are several reasons for this. But the main reason that I will point out here is that there is this very old attitude, that goes very, very far back in many parts of the world, that as a parent, you either own your children or you are responsible for your children. You talk about my parents, my children, it’s almost a universal use of language around the world. But when you understand the reality, the spiritual reality, the reincarnation, you understand that every human being is an independent lifestream. You have lived many lifetimes. Your current parents have not been your parents in all those past lifetimes, they may have been in a few but certainly not all of them. You recognize here that it is meaningless to say that these are my parents, or my children. You do not own other human beings.

There may be some cases where you have severe karma with people from past lives and that gives you a bond that makes you feel a sense of ownership of these people. But in reality, you do not own other people. This also means that karma can outplay itself in many different ways. There are people who want to maintain a certain traditional view of the family. That a family is the basic unit of society that is somehow sacred that it should be maintained in a certain way, and that you should be very obedient and attached to your parents and that parents have responsibility for their children and so on. These are what you might call traditional values, but in the golden age, they will naturally shift as they have already started shifting in many parts of the world.

You need to come to this point where you realize that it is very possible to have a karmic responsibility to a certain livestream. And you can fulfill that responsibility by giving birth to the livestream and giving your child up for adoption. It doesn’t mean you necessarily have to raise the child yourself.

What I’m basically saying in here is that there are many, many people who have a negative view of adoption because of these projections from this − even a collective beast that wants to maintain a traditional family structure and family values. It is considered by these many cultures that it is wrong to give up a child for adoption, it is running away from your responsibility, it makes you a bad person, or a bad mother, or a bad woman, or whatever. And these are traumas that very much need to be overcome in a modern society.

It is very true that neither the pro-life nor the pro-choice factions in the United States are doing much to help women with this. And there is this great need that someone else could take up. You cannot expect the pro-life or the pro- choice to do it, because they are too polarized. But some neutral organization aimed at helping women could certainly take up this cause and give women more counseling, and help change the attitudes of women and the attitude of society to adoption.

It is of course true that many children who have been adopted come to a point in their adult lives where they are told that they were adopted. And sometimes they have certain feelings about this that are not entirely positive. They might feel: “Why did my real mother not want me?” for example. But this is again, a cultural thing that will gradually fade away in the golden age. It will be there for some time. But again, as a woman, you do not have to be bound by this. You can recognize that you have a right to make the choice to carry a pregnancy to term and give up the child for adoption, rather than having an abortion.

You will see that there is a peculiar phenomenon in the pro-life and pro-choice movements, in that both of them are in a way perpetuating this sense of shame related to adoption. The pro-choice movement wants the woman to have an abortion and does not want to give her the freedom to choose an adoption. And the pro-life movement wants the woman to have a child and raise it and does not want to give it up for adoption. These are not views that are in alignment with the spiritual reality and the ascended masters or the golden age ideas.

 

Copyright © 2020 Kim Michaels

When the question is no longer relevant, that’s when you are free

Question: Before becoming an ascended master student, I did some work to remember some of my past lives and release the emotions connected with them. Now that I have read the “My Lives” and “Healing Your Spiritual Traumas” books, I am wondering if I need to remember my primal wound in order to heal it. I have a vague sense that I’m an avatar, but without specific memories, it feels abstract. Will I remember it spontaneously at some point or not at all? I’m not worried about it but more wanting guidance around how to continue working with it. How will I know when I’m free of it?

Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Choosing America’s Future.

As I say in the book, it isn’t absolutely necessary for you to remember the specifics of your original birth trauma, the situation in which it occurred. For some people, it can be advantageous to remember and then it will happen spontaneously. You do not need to seek to force this, and you are very right to not be concerned about it. Also, there will be some people who can remember how it was to be on a natural planet, but it isn’t necessary for all. Again, there’s no reason to be worried about it or attached to it.

How will you know when you are free of a trauma? You can know partly because you will come to an awareness that the trauma caused you to adopt a certain belief, a certain mindset. This messenger has given the example of how he came to the realization that he had always been driven by this sense that he had to do something on earth. And when he came to the point where he had resolved the trauma, resolved this belief, he felt this spontaneous and very powerful release, where he realized: “I don’t have to do anything on earth”. Many of you have built different beliefs based on your birth trauma.

When you come to this recognition, that this is the basic belief that has colored, set the tone for your relationship to earth, the way you see yourself on earth, what you think you are here to do or not do. When you come to see that belief, and then when you feel that spontaneous inner release, where you let it go, then you will know you are free of it. You could also say as we have said before, when the question is no longer relevant, that’s when you are free.

 

Copyright © 2020 Kim Michaels

African nations will not change by maintaining the traditions

Question: Although African countries are officially independent, Africans still believe in the illusion that we are inferior to white people. We are ashamed of embracing our culture and speaking local languages. We shame each other when we make mistakes by speaking French or English, depending on the country’s official language imposed on us by the colonizer. We would rather spend millions in local currency to visit foreign countries than visit our own villages that have beautiful things to offer. We just idolize white people and most of the things that come from them. I sometimes see myself hating myself for partaking into that idolatry of white people, and then start hating white people for colonizing African countries. I have come to a point in my life where I am starting to understand that we are all one and I want to transcend all the negativity I have built up. Where do I start?


Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Choosing America’s Future.

My beloved, it is, indeed very unfortunate that many people in Africa have this idolatry of white people, white societies. But it is, unfortunately, unavoidable given the history. You will see if you look further back, that before the colonization, there was a state of unrest, and often warfare between many African tribes. You see a situation that in some ways has some similarities to the situation of Native Americans before the colonization of America. The colonization happened partly because the people in Africa had not been willing to move on for a very long time. In many cases this tribal warfare had gone on for century after century, with no real decisive movement higher. Now, this is not said to blame African people.

But if you take Master More’s dictation, he said that there are many people who have been exposed to a very closed economic system for many lifetimes, and they have given up trying to improve their lives and their situation. Unfortunately, many of the people who are embodied in Africa and embodied in America before the colonization belong to this group of people. They had stagnated, and it was not very much chance that they would actually break out of this on their own. This is why the colonization happened to partly set these countries or these areas on a new course. And to help the people see that there is another way to live. I am not here saying that what the African people saw from the white colonizers was an ideal that they should emulate. But it was showing them that there is another way to live than the way they had traditionally been doing.

There is absolutely no reason that people in Africa feel an inferiority complex towards white people and white societies. On the other hand, if you look at the historical evolution in the world, you can see that it is not sustainable, and certainly not in a golden age, that the African nations continue to be the kind of nations they are today. To have that level of economy, that level of poverty, that level of conflict and animosity among tribes and other groups, the level of superstition with witches and many other things.

It is foreseeable when you project into the future, that African nations will change dramatically. And how can that change happen? It cannot happen by maintaining the traditions. It cannot happen by speaking all of these local languages, trying to maintain the consciousness of various tribes, trying to maintain that culture and tradition that was there for so many hundreds of years without providing progress. The people in Africa need to make a decisive move out of that old state of consciousness.

If you look back in Europe, for example, you will see that if you go back 1000 years, they were also divided into various tribal groups. But these nations have moved forward, because they transcended that entire level of consciousness. And they created more sophisticated societies that could create greater wealth, than a hunter-gatherer culture, or a primitive agricultural culture could do.

And the same needs to happen in Africa. There needs to be greater wealth created. And there are certain economic fundamentals that are the same everywhere on the planet. In a certain sense, the African people can learn from the history of Europeans, and see how they can transform their own societies. It doesn’t mean they have to do everything the way the Europeans have done it. But you have to realize that there are certain economic fundamentals here that are not white, they are not European— they are just how the natural economy works.

And this is what you need to do in order to take the economy of a country to a higher level. You have enough people in Africa, who are spiritually mature people who can drive this development. But it cannot happen if the majority of the people will not let go of the tribal mindset, the tribal culture, the tribal consciousness. They simply need to let it go.

They also need to let go these local languages. It doesn’t mean that they necessarily have to adopt a Western language. But there has to be a common language. And it would be advantageous for Africa as a whole, if there was a common language in Africa. And from a purely realistic consideration, English is the most practical candidate. The French will naturally object. But nevertheless, the realistic assessment is that English is the most practical language to be not only the common African language, but the common world language.

What can you do as an individual to further this development? You can raise your own consciousness, you can let go of these old mindsets that you grew up with, that you might see in your family and in your country. And you can study, you can find a field of study that appeals to you, go into it, either formally or just study it on your own, and educate yourself so that you can not only raise your own consciousness, but can also talk to other people and help them see what you are seeing, gain the insights that you are gaining.

It must start somewhere. It must start with some individuals, letting go of the old embracing new ideas, so that they can receive that vision from Saint Germain. Your highest potential is to raise your consciousness so that you can receive ideas directly from Saint Germain that can take your country and even the African continent as a whole, closer to the golden age.

Naturally, Saint Germain has a vision for how there can also be a golden age in Africa. It may take a little longer than in certain other parts of the world, but it is certainly something that he envisions, and he is willing to work with anyone who will open their minds to receive these ideas. Which naturally will not come from this messenger who did not grow up in Africa, does not know African culture, and therefore can only give you some general remarks.

 

Copyright © 2020 Kim Michaels

The current situation in Burkina Faso and other African countries 

Question: Since the former president Blaise Compaoré was chased from power (this is in Burkina Faso), the country has been in total unrest. Some people are even now regretting his departure, while others, like me still believe it was a good thing, because he had been in power for over 20 years. My question is: What is the reason for the surge of terrorism in Burkina Faso, since Blaise Compaoré left? Is there a karma we are paying for? What can I do as an ascended master student to transcend the consciousness behind terrorism in my country?


Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Choosing America’s Future.

My beloved, it’s never really constructive to look back and say that we wish we had kept a dictator. You will see historically, in many countries around the world, that there has been a situation where a dictator has been in power for many years. And through the force of suppressing people, there has been a certain amount of stability in a country, a certain level of stability. And then when the dictator either died or was removed, there was often a period of unrest before the country started a new, more constructive phase of growth.

This isn’t to say that it always is necessary to have this after a dictator leaves. But it is often so that in a country that has a dictator, there are many divisions among the people, there are many factions. And it is this division among the people that often allows a dictator to take power. Once the dictator is there, he suppresses the conflict between various groups of people. And this gives a certain stability, it’s a forced stability, but it is stability. When a dictator is removed, then of course, the old animosities, the old conflicts spring up.

In terms of Africa, you have a very complex situation there. First of all, you still have, in many countries, a certain tribal consciousness that hasn’t been transcended and replaced by a national consciousness. You still have these tribes that have been warring amongst each other for a very long time, and that are still doing so now.

But added to this mix, you must be realistic and say that there are also external influences. There are, of course, large international, multinational corporations, who have various mining or other interests, and who are not beyond arming certain groups in order to give them an advantage. You also have to recognize that China and Russia have a quite aggressive policy of wanting to go into African countries in order to get resources, especially China is very concerned about having enough resources for their industry.

And they are not beyond, again, fueling political tensions in African countries in order to move those countries in the direction that they see as advantageous for themselves. I cannot give you a logical, rational explanation for why they are doing this because their reasons are not logical or rational. They are highly colored by their perception filters.

But you do, of course, in many African nations have this karma that goes back to these tribal wars that have been going on sometimes for centuries. What can you do about this as an ascended master student? You can seek to raise your consciousness to transcend any kind of tribal consciousness, dualistic state of consciousness, and you can of course, make the calls.

Now, again, I must tell you that there are many African countries where a few ascended master students cannot have a major impact on the country, because these countries, unfortunately, are in the school of hard knocks. And these groups that are warring with each other need, unfortunately, to experience some very hard knocks before they come to the conclusion that they have had enough of this, before a majority of the people come to the conclusion that they have had enough of this and they want a better country, a better society to live in.

I cannot be particularly optimistic about many of these countries in Africa. You have, unfortunately, a situation where many of these countries are on the edge of conflict. South Africa, for example, is a country where the corona crisis can really push things over the edge, so that you see you see major unrest in the country. But the same is the case in several other countries.

 

Copyright © 2020 Kim Michaels

Parenting in immigration

Question: For immigrants in North America, or people whose parents were immigrants, we can grow up in a North American environment with not a lot of connection with our heritage. We are ourselves a mixture of both our parent’s cultural context and the North American environment we have grown up in. But we have less attachment to our cultural context, and being more mobile and being more willing to move to areas for employment and growth. What does this mean for us when we raise kids, when we ourselves have no attachment to a particular culture or country.


 Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Choosing America’s Future.

Well again, naturally, an individual question. There will be some children who need more stability than others. Generally, the more mature a lifestream is, the less outer physical stability and security it needs, because it has some from within. There will be some of these immigrants who will have children who need a greater degree of security and stability. And you can only really know this by tuning in intuitively to your children and then attempting to give them this. If you intend to spend the rest of your life in America and have your children grow up here, then obviously you want to give them a sense of belonging here, a sense of national identity that you can pass on to your children.

But if there will also be some people who can tune in and recognize that their children are much like themselves, or perhaps even further evolved, and that they do not need that outer stability. And in that case, I would suggest that if you are spiritual people, naturally, you first of all, bring up your children to be spiritual, have a spiritual outlook. This does not mean you force a particular teaching, even an ascended master teaching, upon them.

We have seen in previous dispensations, how many parents were well meaning but they were far too eager to get their children to be in the same ascended master teaching and in many cases, the children rebelled against this because they were forced. Their parents forgot that they had chosen themselves to be in an ascended master teaching, and they needed to give their children the same choice.

But you can still bring your children up with a set of universal spiritual values. What you can also do, is bring your children up to not be attached to a particular national identity and culture, but to see themselves as world citizens. You can do this by both, of course, exposing them to the North American culture, but also to your previous culture so they know there are other cultures.

It is important, as part of the golden age, that many children come to see themselves, many people come to see themselves, as world citizens and not so attached or defined by a particular nationality. This is something that can help, of course, bring greater understanding between people from different nationalities and cultures.This is one of the effects of the internet, where people can communicate with people from other countries. But it is also important, and there will gradually come this awakening, where some people will identify themselves as world citizens, even though they are living in a particular country.

 

Copyright © 2020 Kim Michaels

Public health care system in the US ? 

Question: Will the experience with COVID-19, the Coronavirus, create any lasting changes in US society? Will more people continue to work from home. And will we do more to fund public health initiatives in the future?


 Answer from the Ascended Master Saint Germain through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Choosing America’s Future.

Well, this is indeed a question that is open. I cannot give you an answer because I cannot predict what the American people will do and how they will react. There are so many Americans who are polarized into a certain political faction that they will not look objectively or neutrally at the situation. There are people, and I have to say with all honesty, that most of them are in the conservative camp, who are so blinded by this epic need to promote these conservative traditional Christian values, that they have become insensitive to their fellow human beings.

They will not look at the fact that many, many people who did not have health insurance and who did not have access to public health insurance because of the repeal of Obamacare, died of COVID-19, when they did not have to die. They will not acknowledge this, they will not acknowledge that this is a major problem that has affected many families. They will not acknowledged that the US healthcare system is clearly top heavy, and has very little to offer to the poorest quarter or third of the population. They will not acknowledge that you do not find a similar situation in any other so-called advanced society.

If we look at the situation in the world, we can say that it is very, very clear that some countries have done better than others. And if you look at this neutrally, you see that the countries who have done the best are those who had a public health care system that had reached a certain level of organization and sophistication. You can look primarily at the Scandinavian countries, the countries of Northern Europe, Germany, and others, who have done much better than the United States in terms of the number of people affected and the number of people who died from COVID-19 related causes.

If you look at this neutrally, you can say that it is clear that if the United States wants to continue to be an advanced country, this country simply needs a public health care system. All of the other advanced democracies have it. It is clear that the evolution of the world is moving in that direction. More and more nations will have a public health care system. They will be more and more developed. And if America wants to keep pace and not fall behind, they have to do the same, it is simply a necessity.

This has become even worse by, what we have talked about, the growing income inequality, where so many people, even people who used to be middle class, cannot afford health care, because they can barely afford to maintain a standard of living. This is an unsustainable situation.

And the fact of the matter is that if you change the situation, so that you again gave the money to the people who are doing the work, and you tax the rich, as they should be taxed in a fair system of taxation, it would be no problem at all to fund a public health care system in the United States. It is only a matter of political will.  And that political will must come from a majority of the people demanding this. It is clear that right now, there is still the crisis going on. But it is clear that there are many people who are aware of these things. And that as the crisis begins to fade, there will be a growing debate and a growing demand and a growing awareness that the American healthcare system needs to go through some drastic changes and needs to move in a new direction. This is simply inevitable.

In terms of whether people will work at home, well yes, certainly that will happen both in the United States and many other countries but not necessarily to the point where they will replace traditional workplaces. It is clear that, with the internet age, it is already far behind. There are many, many companies that should long ago have allowed their workers to work from home. And it is clear that this crisis has highlighted the issue and made many companies see the value of doing this.

 

Copyright © 2020 Kim Michaels

The probability of election fraud in the US

Question: Can the masters comment on the probability of election fraud in the United States and if our votes actually get counted during elections?


 Answer from the Ascended Master Saint Germain through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Choosing America’s Future.

Election fraud is, of course, a serious issue in any democratic nation. I have to say that it is particularly a serious issue in the United States. This does not mean that I want to present any general mistrust of the political system in the United States. It is not so that you need to consider that this is a widespread problem. But in any democratic country, there needs to be a continuing monitoring of the entire election process. This is not just a matter of whether votes that are cast are counted, but also whether all people are given reasonable opportunities to vote.

You cannot have a situation where there are people who are speculating, and doing whatever they can within the system, to prevent a certain group of people, such as black people, from voting because they know they vote a certain way. This is a form of election fraud.

In general, votes are counted. You can have in this election, where because of the corona situation, many people are expected to vote by mail. You could have some concerns about whether the mail service will be able to deliver the mail in time to have all votes counted.And this is certainly something that needs to be monitored. You cannot have a situation where certain political parties attempt to, certain political people attempt to limit the ability of the mail service to deliver all of the mail in votes. You need to monitor this carefully, you need to make sure that the votes are counted. You need to even postpone the announcement of the final results until all votes are counted, if they cannot be counted in time.

Now hopefully, this election will give a clear victory to one side. This would be the ideal scenario. That whoever wins the presidency does so with a large enough margin that you can say that, even if there were some votes that were not counted, then it would not have had any impact on the final outcome.

We of course, do not desire to see the repetition of the previous situation between Bush and Gore, where it was down to a few votes in certain states. And whether their votes were counted this way or that way. This entire circus, we would much prefer to avoid. But of course, again, you could say that, if such a scenario needs to be outplayed, then it is obviously because the collective consciousness is still so undecided, about which way Americans want the country to go, that they cannot gather a significant majority to elect the next president. And then, of course, the show must go on, as they say.

 

Copyright © 2020 Kim Michaels

An influx of people from a different culture brings opportunities

Question: Would it be possible for the masters to comment on the situation in Canada and the United States where there are a lot of immigrants who are ethnic minorities, especially the East Asian community?


Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Choosing America’s Future.

Well, I have before said that in the European nations for example, refugees are there because these countries have not reached out and helped other nations. But anytime you see that a country has a great influx of people from a different culture, it can be seen as an opportunity, both for the people coming in and the people in that nation. The question is always, will the immigrants mix with the population of the country? Will they interact, will they learn from each other?

There is a tendency for many immigrant groups, not just Asian immigrants but others as well, that they congregate in certain areas. And they form almost like a ghetto or a city within the city, a state within a state, that is just for them. And they want to live as close to the lifestyle of their previous culture as they can.

This is of course, not the highest matrix. Because it does not serve the overall golden age ideal of fostering understanding between people from different backgrounds. This can only happen through interaction. And it can only happen if the immigrants are willing to adapt to the country they are coming into. This does not mean that they have to submit to everything. But they have to adapt so that the people who are living in that country do not see them as outsiders, or as enemies, or as a problem, they cannot as easily make them into scapegoats.

You see here that it is a challenge for both groups of people. But I would say that the greater responsibility is with the immigrants, because they are the ones who are coming to a different country. And you need to ask yourselves why you have chosen, because for most people it is a choice to come to this particular nation. Why would you choose to come to a nation if you really do not want to live in that nation or do not want to live in the culture that is there? Why would you then choose to come? Why would you not go somewhere else or stay where you grew up? If you do come to another country, accept that, adapt to it, change your identity, so you can adapt to it without resisting it.

This messenger was an immigrant in the United States for 22 years, and adapted to the American way of life to the point where most people did not consider him an immigrant. Even though he still had a slight accent that people could hear, they did not consider him any different. That was because he never expected that America would adapt to him, he realized that he would have to adapt to America. And this is of course, a realization that all immigrants in any country can benefit from. Even refugees can benefit from this, even if they expect to only stay there for a limited time.

 

Copyright © 2020 Kim Michaels

Privacy in the golden age

Question: What does privacy look like in the golden age? Since there will be a deeper union between individuals and spiritual communities does that mean everything will be open or will it still be constructive to keep certain things to yourself, not out of deception, but out of personal preference?


Answer from the Ascended Master Saint Germain through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Choosing America’s Future.

Well, if we look a little further into the golden age, not in the interim stages, but look further into the golden age, there will be less physical privacy but more psychological privacy. In other words, you will move towards a state where people will not feel a need to hide anything from the government, from other people.

Naturally, most people will still live in individual homes. And they will have physical privacy in their homes. But otherwise, they will not really feel a need to hide so much because they will be straightforward. They will be honest, they will not attempt to cheat or get away with anything or deceive others or cheat on their taxes or whatever it may be. There will be less need to physically hide something.

But as we move into the golden age, the consciousness will be raised, the collective consciousness will be purified, the four lower bodies of earth will be purified. That means there will be less and less pressure on you from what we call dark forces, collective entities, fallen beings, that will be taken away from the planet. This means there will be less and less of a force that seeks to influence your mind.

There will also be less influence on the collective, there will be a shift where what I have talked about with these groups that are seeking to influence each other, the liberals, the conservatives and many other groups, people in the golden age will not seek to force the free will of other people. And of course, how do you force the free will of other people? Well, partly through physical means, but in most part through psychological means where you are trying to influence their minds by invading their minds. The real privacy you will have is, of course, what happens in your mind. And there will clearly be more of this in the golden age.

This does not mean that you will necessarily hide things from other people. But it means you will be free to share or not share as you see fit. Naturally, there will still be many situations where you are working on something in your psychology, and you are not necessarily sharing this with all people, because it is still in the process, and you do not want anyone to interfere with this. You are coming up with certain ideas, you are seeking to clarify and bring down into the physical, certain ideas and you are not necessarily sharing this with people, unless it is people you know and can trust.

But I will also say that, as we move into the golden age more, you will see an acceleration of the phenomenon, that you already see, where people use social media or blogs to share even many details about their private life and the process they are going through of improving their lives and raising their consciousness. There will be more of this free sharing, where people can learn from each other, and share ideas with others. In this sense, you could say that there will be less privacy, but it will be voluntarily that people give up this privacy.

There will also be a tendency, if you go into the golden age, that more and more people will live in a more communal setting where they do not have a private home that is separated from other private homes, but they live more in a group setting. But there will still of course always be a certain personal privacy.

 

Copyright © 2020 Kim Michaels

About Canadians working in the US 

Question: For Canadians attracted to go into the US for employment opportunities, what does this mean for our state of consciousness? Does this mean that we are in a more similar level of consciousness to Americans than we are to Canadians?


Answer from the Ascended Master Saint Germain through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Choosing America’s Future.

Well, this is of course individual. There are some people who are born in Canada who are at a certain level of consciousness that corresponds more to what many Americans have. But there are also people in Canada, who are attracted to going to the US for employment because they want to experience what the United States is like, they want to experience the contrast between Canada and the United States for various reasons.

It can be to help them appreciate Canada more, it can be to help them see how Canada could change by learning things from the US or even how the US could learn from Canada. There are also some people who are attracted to the United States because they can hold a spiritual balance by being in the United States. And finally, of course, there are Canadians who can bring something positive to the United States with their level of consciousness. It is a highly individual matter and not something you can give a general answer on.

It is clear that Canada in general, is a more peaceful country than the United States. There is less internal conflict, even though I am quite aware that there are internal conflicts because of the language and the national background, but still, you will find that the Canadians are more harmonious, less aggressive, less warring than the United States in general. Of course, there are many Americans who are also peaceful. But in general, Canada is more in alignment with the Scandinavian and Northern European countries, than with the United States.

This is something, of course, that the United States could learn from, but the United States is currently not very open to learning from anyone outside of the United States, or, for that matter, anyone inside for many Americans. This ties into the fact that we have talked about the polarization of America. Canada is a nation that is actually currently holding an important spiritual balance not only on the North American continent, but the entire American continent, North and South America. Canada, despite its fairly low population, has many people who are spiritually mature, whether they are ascended masters students or not. And they are able to hold a balance that has prevented certain negative events from occurring both in the United States and in middle and South America.

I know that Canadians often have a tendency to not value themselves, not value their nation, they might be said to have a certain inferiority complex compared to the United States, because the United States, seemingly, is doing better in many ways. But the reality is, that there are many spiritually mature people in Canada and there is enough of them, that they can actually hold this balance for the United States. This is, of course, in no way detracting from the fact that there are also many spiritually mature people in the United States who are holding a balance for their nation.

But it is a fact that the United States is in a negative spiral where there is a need for people to hold a spiritual balance for this nation or things would be even worse. And spiritual people in Canada, not only ascended master students but certainly also ascended master students, can allow themselves to accept that they are doing very important work by holding the spiritual balance for America.

 

Copyright © 2020 Kim Michaels

Can fallen beings help bring the country forward?

Question: There’s a question here about Argentina, and a leader called Rosas, asking whether he was a fallen being and could it be possible in certain particular times that the work of fallen beings might be useful for the ascended masters’ global plan?


Answer from Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Choosing America’s Future.

I’ll comment on that, because the masters have given teachings that there are some times that a person, in a certain situation, that is not an ideal situation, can help bring a change that brings the country forward. Jesus gave a profound dictation about this a few years ago in Russia where he talked about even Lenin and the Bolshevik Revolution brought a necessary change in Russia.

So, for a time, it wasn’t that they were sponsored by the ascended masters in any way, but they were in alignment with the need to bring change in Russia. But very quickly of course, they lost that and now they became an oppressive force that then stopped further change. And the same thing could have been the case here, which you will know if you know more about the history of the country.

 

Copyright © 2020 Kim Michaels

Hercules and the 12 labors

Question: The seven Elohim created planet Earth. Did the six previous spheres and its beings develop in this planet or does a planet ascend with a sphere? Concerning Hercules, has he ever lived on this planet or are his twelve tasks a mere symbolism?


Answer from Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Choosing America’s Future.

Any planet will ascend with its sphere. When a sphere ascends the planet will ascend with it or it will be dissolved. The six previous spheres didn’t develop within this planet.

In terms of Hercules, he is an ascended master, but the way I see it now is that Hercules and his 12 labors are symbolic for the spiritual challenges that we can face on the path. In the Summit Lighthouse, there were some teachings given about Hercules and the 12 labors that made it seem a little more literal but that was the case for many things in the Summit. Things were taken a little more literally than they are now when the masters are looking more at what does this actually symbolize.

 

Copyright © 2020 Kim Michaels

Ascended master teachings and Indian gurus 

Question: I am from India and I find it very strange that I’m the only one I know of from India who is following the ascended master teachings. This country has a population of 1.3 billion people and has produced many, many spiritual mature beings. What is making this country lag behind so much in spiritual attainment? And what’s the best approach to wake up this nation? I know Master MORE has said some time back that it’s the gurus who refuse to acknowledge the ascended masters, people like Satguru, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Brahma Kumaris’ movement have huge followings. But how much are they really helping their followers? I would like to know the thoughts of the Masters.


Answer from the Ascended Master Master MORE through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Choosing America’s Future.

Well, we have in the past attempted to reach students in India through the Theosophical movement and had fairly limited success with this. In the recent dispensations of the I AM Movement, the Summit Lighthouse and this one, we have had even more limited success reaching students in India. Part of this is of course that India has a rich spiritual tradition, more rich than most western countries. There is a tradition of finding a guru. There are still valid personal gurus in India, so people who are open to the spiritual path can find these teachings in their own culture.

I will say that there is of course, an Indian black brotherhood of false gurus who are not only seeking to mislead students in the West but also in India themselves. And it is clear that there is a blockage in the collective consciousness in India against recognizing ascended masters. This is not unique to India as you will find it at most other nations. In most nations influenced by the Christian religion, the Christian religion has created a blockage against recognizing ascended masters and it is no different in India. Part of it is the Hindu tradition of course, that doesn’t recognize anything really beyond the Brahmins and the gods of the Hindu Pantheon, but nevertheless.

This is not something we are overly concerned about. We are gratified that there are students in India who are studying the teachings but we are really not looking to attract a large number of followers to this dispensation from India.

It is clear that if you look at India as a nation, you will see that there are some gurus who have become more famous and gather a larger and larger following. In general, I would say that when a guru becomes very popular, it is usually because the teachings of that guru do not go beyond a certain level. That is why so many people can lock into it and follow it. The guru somehow gives these people what they want. He gives them a convenient path that is fairly easy to follow, but not one that really requires them to look at themselves, heal their psychology and raise their consciousness.

Now, if you look at the world at large and not just India, there is a question that many ascended master students have asked themselves: “If it is true that humankind is raising its consciousness and that this growth in consciousness is happening because of the ascended masters who are the universal teachers for all of mankind, why is not it so that there is a greater and greater recognition of ascended masters? For example, if there is a guru who has reached a high level of consciousness why is not he recognizing ascended masters? Why did Paramahansa Yogananda not write about ascended masters in his book, beyond the few veiled mentions you can find?

And the answer to that is not just one single answer. Each guru that is a valid guru, has a certain group of people that he is meant to reach. Depending on what level of consciousness these people are in, they may not be ready to recognize ascended masters. This means the task of this guru is not to make them recognize ascended masters, but to raise them from their present level to a certain level of consciousness from which they can then continue to grow. It is not so that every valid guru is meant to eventually come to recognize ascended masters. Because not all people are ready for this.

But of course, there is also the false hierarchy, the false gurus, both in India and elsewhere and they will not recognize ascended masters because we are of course the ones who can free the students from the influence of false gurus. Now you can look at planet Earth and you can see that there are valid gurus that are meant to raise the consciousness of the students. If the students continue to raise their consciousness, they will eventually, most of them, find ascended masters and their teaching. But still, you cannot say that all spiritual people on earth are meant to eventually find the ascended masters. There are other different paths. And it is important that there are people who demonstrate each valid path so that the many people who are at lower levels of consciousness can find a path that appeals to them.

As I said, not everybody is ready for the path that we offer. But what can be said is that there are of course many false gurus and the false gurus will lead people astray in various ways and they will insert blockages in people’s minds that will prevent them from growing beyond a certain level of the path. There are false gurus that cause their students to have a certain level of growth but then they stop and they find it very difficult to go beyond that level.

For these students who have followed a false guru, it can be very, very difficult to get onto the true path without using the ascended masters teachings. Because we are the only ones who have the necessary level of consciousness and experience to help a student overcome this blockage of having followed a false guru. Many of these students could naturally benefit from considering our teachings. But unfortunately, this requires them to be much more open minded and much more willing to look beyond their previous teaching. Because the false gurus have often in very subtle ways inserted these blockages in people’s minds that prevents them from recognizing the ascended masters.

 

Copyright © 2020 Kim Michaels

How to make the maximum progress by using a spiritual teaching

Question: Dear masters, how many students have manifested a high degree of or full Christhood via this dispensation? And how many students have overcome their cosmic birth trauma? Has the progress been as expected or not? If not, what do you think is stopping the students and what would you advise us to start or stop doing more of?


Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Choosing America’s Future.

Well, I do not want to put exact numbers on this. What I can say is that this dispensation has been more successful, so far, than any previous dispensation in terms of helping people grow towards Christhood. What is full Christhood? Well, basically not what you reach until the one hundred forty fourth level. But there are many people who have made considerable progress.

There is, for us, a satisfactory number of people who have resolved their birth traumas. There are many more that are coming close to it, and we are gratified by the fact that so many students have taken these teachings and have used them to make very significant progress that many of them have not been able to make until these teachings were released. Naturally, there are more people who could benefit from using these teachings.

The real issue that I would like to bring out in this context is that there are students and it is not just in this dispensation, but it has been the same in all previous dispensations, who come into a teaching, they study the teaching, they may practice decrees and invocations faithfully, but they are not truly listening to what the teaching is saying. They are still in a state of mind where they believe that they know what the spiritual path is about. And therefore, when they study the teaching, they are studying it selectively. They are looking for what validates their view of the path and they are overlooking or ignoring or even denying or arguing against the teachings that do not validate their view but that could actually take them to a higher view of the path.

There has always been a certain percentage of the students who are in this category. In this dispensation, there are less of them, because they usually tend to leave after a while, because they cannot keep pace with the students that have used the teachings to transcend themselves, they cannot keep pace with the messenger who is transcending himself, they cannot keep pace with our teachings, where we, because the messenger and the students are willing to transcend, we can give higher and higher teachings.

But in general, you could say this: if you do not feel you have made the progress that you could have made, if you are not satisfied with the progress you have made, it is because there is something you have not grasped. And the reason for this is that you still have a separate self, that gives you a fixed view, a closed ended view of the spiritual path. There is something you are not open to seeing or able to see, because this self is blocking you.

You need to try and identify what that self is, you need to try to really pay attention to what we are saying, read between the lines. You need to monitor your reaction to what we are saying. You will be able to notice, when there’s a tendency, where you argue against something, where you do not really focus on certain teachings or where you maybe even decide: “Oh, that’s not for me, or that’s not so important or that’s not the way it is.” You have these reactions of closing your mind, dismissing a certain teaching. And when you come to identify this, then you can realize this is a teaching that I really need to pay attention to, that I really need to grasp, I really need to try to look beyond my perception filter and grasp that teaching.

 

Copyright © 2020 Kim Michaels

Spiritual perspective on surrogacy

Question: What is the position of the masters on surrogacy? Basically, the child is born physically from the womb of a surrogate carrier, instead of the biological mother. [I guess it’s not the biological mother if it isn’t born from her womb, but anyway]. I’m considering having another child via surrogacy, as I have had a very difficult first pregnancy 13 years ago, and I’m much older now in my 40s. I would like to know the spiritual ramifications of birthing in such a way. Does it matter to the incoming lifestream whose physical body carries it for nine months and births it? [Basically, not the biological, I would say legal mother] If so, in what way? Could the incoming lifestream choose not to take embodiment if the biological parents decide to use a surrogate mother? What other implications could it have?


Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Choosing America’s Future.

Well, using surrogacy is a legitimate way to have another child if there are reasons why you cannot give birth to it yourself. Adoption is of course, another method that can be considered. Naturally, the incoming lifestream has the option to refuse to come into embodiment. If for example, there is a lifestream that is more tied to the woman giving birth than the surrogate mother, then it could refuse to come into embodiment in order to not be in a different family.

But it is much more likely that if you are deciding you want to use a surrogate mother, you will attract a lifestream who wants to be your child and therefore wants to come into embodiment in your family, grow up in your family, even if it is borne by another mother.

So, there is not anything unspiritual or wrong about this method. But of course, there can be individual cases where the surrogate mother could develop an attachment to the child or the child could even develop a certain attachment to the surrogate mother in the womb, as is the case in some cases with adoptions. But nevertheless, it is a method that you can consider and if you feel intuitively led to do it, then follow your inner guidance on this.

 

Copyright © 2020 Kim Michaels

Censorship in media 

Question: Can the masters please comment on the increasing censorship from the left-wing media and social channels. I find it horrifying that there is such an extreme approach to silencing people and opinions who aren’t perfectly aligned with the status quo. I typically take a very nuanced approach to politics and rise above the dualistic extremes. However, it seems that at least in America, conservatives are really the only ones who are standing up somewhat for free speech. How can I keep a balanced perspective on the current dynamics?


Answer from the Ascended Master Saint Germain through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Choosing America’s Future.

Well, a balanced perspective requires you to see that it is not only the left wing that is seeking to exercise censorship and silence people who do not agree with their party line. There is an equal censorship from the right wing, from conservatives, from Christians and you see this in various media outlets.

It is not a one-sided thing. Both of these two factions that I have talked about, the liberals and the conservatives, are seeking to browbeat people into following their party line by silencing or ridiculing those who do not agree with them.

This is something that needs to be stopped, but it will be stopped only when the American people say they have had enough of this from both sides and they see it from both sides, and therefore they demand an alternative, they demand a media that is not biased towards one side or the other.

 

Copyright © 2020 Kim Michaels

How to get from a debt-based economy towards the golden age economy?

Question: What interim steps need to be taken to move the US economy away from a debt-based economy and towards the golden age economy?


Answer from the Ascended Master Saint Germain through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Choosing America’s Future.

A very broad question that has too many factors that I cannot cover them all in this answer. But obviously, one interim step is that a growing number, eventually reaching a critical mass of American people, (which is not the same as the majority) will start to question the debt-based money system. Why is money created as debt? Why do we allow money to be created as debt? Why do we allow a group of private banks to form the Federal Reserve System, which despite the deceptive name is not federal, but is a group of private banks?

These are some questions that need to be asked so that Americans can realize here, that this ties in with what we have talked about based on this RAND report of how money has been moved from the majority of the people from the middle class to the top 1%. How they have extracted money from the people by reducing wages and at the same time, they have projected out that as Americans, you are supposed to have a certain standard of living. This has caused many, many people to then go into a spiral of debt that they never really get out of for their entire lifetimes, where in order to get what you are supposed to have materially, to get the house, to get the cars, education, so forth, they take loans and go into debt.

Now, you will see if you go back to the decades after the war, where the economy was better and income was rising for all people, there were many people who could do this, who could have what they wanted materially without going into debt. You need to question what has happened to the economy, so that people now cannot have a material lifestyle, a normal material lifestyle without going into debt, and what is needed in order to get back to a point where people can actually live without being in debt because you need to recognize here that this is sort of a double negative, in the sense that not only are people making less money, but at the same time they are forced, quote  unquote, to go into debt, which means that a lot of the money they do make go to pay back interest to the power elite.

You need to get to a point where there are enough Americans who have seen this, who are determined to say: “We will not allow this to go on. We demand an economy where we can live a decent lifestyle with the money we make and we are not forced to go into debt in order to live that lifestyle.”

 

Copyright © 2020 Kim Michaels

Remove yourself from places with an energetically negative spiral

Question: Most of the people who try to live a peaceful life away from gangs while living in African American ghettos end up dead because the negativity there is intense. I’m therefore wondering if there is hope for people living in the ghetto, to one day have a better life when there is so much negativity and anybody trying to live a peaceful life ends up being killed?


Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Choosing America’s Future.

There are unfortunately many places on earth where people of a certain state of consciousness have either gathered together or have been forced together, and they have created a negative collective spiral. They are feeding their fear-based energies into the spiral. They are generating conflict with each other and they are simply creating such a negative spiral that it can overpower most individuals.

There is really no way to live a peaceful life in that situation. The only way to live a peaceful life is to remove yourself from that situation. Do whatever can be done to remove yourself, get out of these areas, whether they are ghettos or other places and move to somewhere else where there is not that kind of a negative spiral.

 

Copyright © 2020 Kim Michaels

Forgiving does not mean denial 

Question: I have been hurt and I couldn’t find the strength to forgive and move on. For a long time, I didn’t want to forgive. But now I’m tired of the limitations I’m facing and I want to know where to start on the path of forgiveness. What is forgiveness? Is forgiveness about forgetting and behaving as if nothing ever happened?


 Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Choosing America’s Future.

Obviously what I have said in the previous answer applies here as well. But it is very important to realize that forgiving is not a matter of pretending like nothing happened. This is what in psychology is called denial. It is not a matter of forgetting by pushing it out of your mind. It is as I said in the previous answer a matter of coming to the point where you are free from all of these things in your psychology that are pulling on you, the separate selves, the accumulated fear-based energies, and therefore you are free to make the decision to forgive. The question again simply is: Do you want to be free? And if you want to be free, you have to realize that by forgiving others, you are setting yourself free.

The common misconception as we have said before is that when you forgive others, you are letting them off the hook. The reality is that by forgiving others, you are letting yourself off the hook because you are making the decision that whatever these people did to you, it will not define you anymore. You will not hold on to it. You will not seek to hold them accountable. You will not seek to change them. You will not seek to punish them. It does not matter. You just want to be free of them. You do not want to do anything to them. You do not want them to do anything to or for you. You just want to be free. That is a decision you have to make. But as I said, there can be quite some work that you need to do before you are free to make that decision. 

 

Copyright © 2020 Kim Michaels

Only total forgiveness leads to total freedom

Question: How can survivors of childhood abuse, sexual, physical, verbal and others really make progress in their healing? How can they once and for all transcend the negative, the negativity, anger, low self-esteem, revenge, hate, and move on with their life? Is there such a thing as forgiving and forgetting in this case?


Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Choosing America’s Future.

Well, naturally, if you are aware of ascended masters, you can use all of the teachings we have given on healing your psychology, including the separate selves and past traumas, to overcome this, but to speak in more general terms for all people, it is simply a fact of life that if you have been exposed to abuse, you will not be completely free of it until you forgive the people who abused you and until you forgive yourself for reacting to the abuse the way you did. Total forgiveness leads to total freedom, as we have said before. There is no other way.

We have given teachings about helping people rise above the past, it can be helpful here, but in general terms, until you forgive, you cannot forget, you cannot move on. So how can you forgive? Well, you can forgive only when you come to a point where you make a decision that you will not let the past abuse define who you are today and who you will be for the rest of this lifetime. You have to decide that you will not allow the people who abused you to continue to have an influence over your consciousness and your state of mind.

You can do this only when you set them free, when you forgive them and realize that they acted the way they did as an expression of their level of consciousness that they were outplaying their level of consciousness, that it was not actually directed against you personally and thereby, you can gradually come to a point where you can stop taking it personally and then you can let the whole thing go.

Now, I am not saying this is easy to do, especially if you do not have ascended master teachings. But if you have our teachings and use the decrees and invocations to transmute the energy that blocks you from letting go, then you can actually come to that point where you are now free of the energetic pull that pulls you into the anger and hate.

Then, you are free to make that decision to just let it go. You may very well have to work on yourself, to work on your selves and realize that even though you may have been abused in this lifetime, it is most likely not the first time. It probably goes back to other lifetimes possibly going back to your cosmic birth trauma. You have to resolve these selves before you can be totally free to make the decision and say: “I am letting this go.”

You cannot really make this decision with the outer mind. But when you have done the work, there will come a point where you will spontaneously feel a release. You will just feel like something breaks, something lets go and you realize consciously that you have now forgiven, you have now let it go, and then you will feel free.

 

Copyright © 2020 Kim Michaels

No woman is free until all women are free

Question: A better understanding, please. How does the phrase: “Until all of us are free, none of us are free” promote oneness without denying that there is indeed a gradual path that everyone is at various places? It obviously doesn’t mean we can’t show any progress until everyone makes the same progress.


Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Choosing America’s Future.

Well, the expression is actually that “No woman is free until all women are free”. The purpose of giving this statement is to help women in the more affluent, more developed countries develop a certain sense of solidarity with those women in less developed, less affluent countries who do not have the same opportunities. You realize that you cannot simply use your comfortable lifestyle and be content with this but that you need to use this as an opportunity to help those who are not yet at the same level.

This is actually promoting a sense of oneness because you realize that those who are more fortunate, it is part of their divine plans and is part of their higher desires to help those who are less fortunate. This is how all can progress, even though they do not necessarily progress at the same pace, or to the same level. But there does come a point on the spiritual path where you cannot actually make progress by only being focused on yourself and your own personal growth.

There are many, many people including ascended master students, who have followed a spiritual path for a time, and it has given them growth, but then they come to this dividing line  and instead of focusing on what they can do for the whole, what they can do for others, what they can do for the Masters, they continue to see only that they can improve themselves and raise themselves. This causes them to stagnate. Some of them still feel they are growing but they are not truly growing. Some feel that they are expanding their understanding and they know more and more, but they are not really raising their consciousness. Others feel they are not growing, they become discouraged. They start criticizing their guru or the organization or their teaching, or they start looking for another one. But they are not moving forward because they are not willing to look beyond themselves and their own growth.

 

Copyright © 2020 Kim Michaels