How to approach a new phase on the path 

Question: After following the teachings of the ascended master for many years, the so-called honeymoon phase began to go away. As it was mentioned in a recent dictation – I felt like I stopped making progress. The dictations that once brought me to tears of joy now produced an unpleasant contracting feeling in my energy field. I felt deep down that my next steps for growth were to free myself of all ideologies and mental images, instead of being so attached to the teachings that had already been given. I wanted to fully experience and immerse myself in the living waters of truth. However, my fear of leaving the teachings behind and stepping up higher held me back for a very long time. How do we best handle this phase of our path so we can make the most progress? Also, I felt that some of the recent dictations are really stepping up to a higher level and I have been resonating with them. A personal “thank you” to Kim for always being open to transcending himself and not getting stuck at a certain level.


Answer from the Ascended Master Jesus through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar – Ending the Era of Ideology.

Well, as Mother Mary addressed in her dictation based on a question at the last webinar, the Russian webinar, it is natural that you will have certain phases on your spiritual path. And it is important not to fixate your outer mind on having to follow a specific teaching or follow the teaching in a specific way.

Many students have decided with their outer minds that this is how they are going to study the teachings, this is how many decrees and invocations they are going to give. And this can be valid for a time to push through a certain resistance and push yourself above the mass consciousness. But then there comes a time where it is not productive anymore – then you will feel that there is more resistance. You will feel that you are not getting out of it what you used to get out of it – and you are not, because you are not growing. Because now you need to do something differently.

It does not necessarily mean you have to leave the teaching or study another teaching, but if that is the prompting you get from within, then you should do. We have never said that people should be loyal to a certain teaching. On the other hand, you also have to be careful that you do not leave the teaching when you should not have done so, based on your divine plan and your growth. In other words, this is not a decision that should be made by the outer mind but through an intuitive prompting.

What I first of all recommend is that you look at your approach to the teaching, to the path and these spiritual practices, and realize that it may be time to find a different approach, where you do not force yourself anymore. You could do what comes from within: if you need to take a break from giving invocations, then do so.

I would still recommend, though, that you keep a certain minimum, especially find some of the invocations we have given based on transmuting the separate selves and keep giving those perhaps giving them more slowly while really meditating on the words, studying those dictations as well. I also recommend that you keep in touch with the teaching and what is happening to the teaching, because we do step up from time to time, and it may be that you have simply been ready for that step before it came through in the physical. And if you leave the teaching behind, you may not see that we are giving a higher teaching and therefore not be able to take advantage of it as quickly as you otherwise could.

The non-constructive reaction is, of course, to look at what is happening inside your mind and project it outside—that now something has happened to the teaching, something has happened to the messenger, he is no longer a valid messenger, he is no longer in touch with the real ascended masters and so on.

Remember, that the real path, as I said in a previous answer about the narrow way, is an inner path. It is about your consciousness – what is happening in your consciousness. Only when you are looking at your own reaction to the teaching, rather than the teaching itself, will you get the full benefit and experience maximum growth. When you have this experience that you are feeling resistance that you are not getting the results you are used to – it is always because there is something you have not seen in your approach to the teaching. By looking at that, you may not have to withdraw, you may simply take a different approach, and therefore still experience growth.

 

Copyright © 2021 Kim Michaels

Receiving words or concepts during the conferences 

Question: During the “Christ Discernment” webinar, I was having a bizarre experience, perhaps that masters can shed light on. During the dictations, I felt the presence of the masters incredibly close. I merged in with a stream of consciousness that I felt. What shocked me was that I felt words and revelations pour through my mind. Ten seconds after getting a revelation, Kim would say almost verbatim exactly what this voice had said. In between dictations, during the breaks, this presence was showing me new revelations. And when we would come back to a session, the new dictation would be exactly what I had just received from within. This is continued for the entire conference. It was like this beautiful dance that lifted my consciousness and filled me with gratitude. Can the masters comment on this experience and what was actually happening?


 Answer from the Ascended Master Jesus through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar – Ending the Era of Ideology.

When we give a dictation through the messenger, we have a certain matrix, an energetic matrix, a certain matrix of ideas, that exists in the spiritual realm. We then first push it into the identity realm, then into the mental, then into the emotional and then into the physical mind of the messenger, where it is translated into words that are then spoken by the messenger. This does not mean that the words are there exactly in the spiritual realm as they are spoken in the physical—as the words are gradually formed as the dictation is pushed through the four levels.

Now, when you are participating in a conference, you can – and this is what we always encourage – you can attune your consciousness to that of the ascended masters. And this means that when a dictation is given, you may be able to pick up the words, say at the mental level, before they are pushed all the way through, to the physical. Therefore, you can actually hear the words before they are spoken. You can also in between dictations tune in your consciousness to the masters and receive, not necessarily the words, even though you can, of course, receive the words, but also the concepts.

There are many times at a conference where we have certain ideas that we wish to talk about, and some of the students that come to the conference, have tuned in to those ideas. Often the messenger has experienced that one or two students will come up and tell him about something, or ask him about a certain concept, and then, later, we will comment on that particular concept. This is because the students have been attuned to the ideas that we want to bring forth.

This is something we encourage all of you to do. All of you are capable of doing it. But I do not want anybody to feel discouraged if it does not happen to them. You just simply focus on attuning your consciousness to us, to the best of your ability. Some of you will find it more difficult to receive words, some of you will find it easier to receive images or concepts. Some may just feel a flow of energy that is not specific to ideas or concepts. Whatever it is for you – just tune in as best you can, and be happy with whatever level of attunement you have, whatever form it takes.

 

Copyright © 2021 Kim Michaels

Kriya Yoga and Westerners

Question: I was recently initiated into Kriya Yoga. From the perspective of the ascended masters, with a frame of reference of these Western teachings — what are the spiritual benefits of Kriya? Can it be used in tandem with invocations and decrees for spiritual growth?


Answer from the Ascended Master Jesus through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar – Ending the Era of Ideology.

Well, we have commented before on Kriya Yoga as a valid spiritual technique. But if you are from a Western country, we always recommend that you look at Western spiritual techniques before the Eastern ones. You also need to be aware that many Eastern techniques can have the effect of raising the Kundalini in a way that is not sustainable in the long term, and therefore it can be disturbing to people.

Naturally, we also want to make it clear that we do not consider our current teachings and tools to be exclusive. It is not so that you can only practice our decrees and invocations—you can practice them with many other spiritual techniques. But you need to be aware that if the Kriya Yoga has the effect of raising the Kundalini in a way that you cannot balance, then you need to stop it, at least for a time.

 

Copyright © 2021 Kim Michaels

Financial crisis in 2021?

Question: Is Saint Germain willing to give a prediction for what will happen to the economy in 2021? Is a crisis such as in 2008 with a credit crisis unavoidable? Up until now, both the real and the financial economy seems to survive the COVID pandemic without any structural and long term damage.


Answer from the Ascended Master Saint Germain through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar – Ending the Era of Ideology.

Well, what will happen to the economy not only in 2021 but also beyond, depends very much on what the governments, of especially the modern democracies, the more well-to-do nations, are going to do. Are they going to make a conscious and deliberate evaluation of neoliberalism, realize that it has failed, that it is not a functioning economic ideology, and swing towards a new model where the government needs to be more involved with the economy, instead of letting the “market lift all boats”, which it clearly does not do?

It also depends on their willingness to continue with certain stimulus. You will see a situation where many companies, especially smaller companies have been surviving because of the stimulus. Many people expect that there will be a wave of bankruptcies when the stimulus packages stop, but this depends on when these are stopped and how much the real economy has gotten started, which depends on the speed of vaccinations, and so on.

It is clear that if certain governments may insist on holding on to neoliberalism, even though they obviously have not followed it during the pandemic, but if they think they can go right back to it after the stimulus package is stopped, then those countries will experience a financial and economic crisis.

What you have seen so far is that the stock markets and the real estate markets have done very well during the pandemic. This is what we have talked about before of the gambling economy, or the perception-based economy, where there is a perception that governments will continue with the stimulus. If that is not fulfilled, then there will be a certain downturn because of that.

The question really is, as we have talked about before, whether countries are willing to step up to a more long-term approach to the economy, that does away with neoliberalism and realizes that, in the modern world, the government simply must play a role in the economy, because if not, they are allowing the small elite that has gained a monopoly on the money system and the financial system, to exploit the population and suppress economic growth.

We have talked about income inequality, which is a problem that simply must be addressed in practically all nations but especially in the United States. And if it is not addressed, then it will gradually precipitate a crisis, because how can there be enough consumption to keep these small businesses from going under? The bigger businesses can weather a storm better than the smaller ones, but they will still not be able to prevent an economic downturn.

This all depends on whether the income inequality is addressed as part of the larger picture. And if certain nations are not willing to do that, then I predict that there will be a financial crisis in those nations, not necessarily in 2021, it may be pushed out to 2022.

 

Copyright © 2021 Kim Michaels

The broad and the narrow way 

Question: In his Sermon On the Mount, Jesus said: “Enter through the narrow gate for wide is the gate and broad is the way leading to destruction and many are those entering through it.  For small is the gate and narrow is the way leading to life and few are those finding it”. Can the ascended masters please give us, ascended master students, a current-day teaching on this? Are there specific spiritual practices or requirements that will best help us stay within and be able to pass through this narrow gate that Jesus talked about when he was on earth?


 Answer from the Ascended Master Jesus through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar – Ending the Era of Ideology.

We have already given quite a few teachings on this. It is simply that there is a difference between the outer path and the inner path. The broad way, the wide gate is what most people on earth follow through the mainstream religions. It is promised that if you follow a few outer rules, follow a few outer practices, obey the outer priesthood, then you will be saved after this lifetime. I will come and save you for you and do all the work for you.

This is the broad way that leads to destruction, because the narrow gate that leads to your ascension is the inner path of transforming your consciousness, purifying your mind from all reactionary patterns, from all wrong beliefs, from all separate selves, from all ego. Most people are not aware that this path exists, most people have not been ready for it. Of course, the mainstream religions have been so taken over by the fallen beings that this knowledge has not been widely available.

As you can see by the number of people who are interested in non-mainstream spiritual teachings, more and more people are waking up to this, but there is still a big gap between what many people are ready for and what the mainstream religions teach. Basically, the way to follow the narrow way is to follow the spiritual path as we outline it. This is not to say that this is the only way it can be done.

Mainly, it is about coming to see something in yourself and consciously choosing to rise above it. And we have of course given numerous teachings on it. I recommend that people who are interested in this, take the course: Path to Self Mastery and start with that, going from the 48th to the 96th level, and then using the other books that we have recommended after that.

 

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Repeating the verses of an invocation

Question: I give invocations almost daily and some time ago, I was prompted to repeat some of the verses that I felt were more important. I understand that the ascended masters have unlimited power but I also understand that there is a limit that I as a person have, how much light can be brought through my chakras. I started to wonder if there’s a point in repeating the verses in that case. Or say if I repeated some verses three times would that have the same effect, as when two people say the same thing one time. Would there be more effect if one gave a call for one country only, instead of the whole world? Or is there no difference?


Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar – Ending the Era of Ideology.

Regardless of what limitations you may have for bringing forth light through your chakras, if you feel an intuitive impulse to repeat certain verses more times during the giving of an invocation, or even a decree, by all means do so. This is because there is something important in those verses either because of the energy it produces, but also because of what they actually say.

If you feel an impulse to repeat a certain verse, always pay attention to what is being said, and see if it can help you gain some insights, some intuitive insights, some ‘aha’ experience or resolve something in your psychology.

In terms of whether to give decrees for one particular country, it is clear that if you have a particular issue that is important to the country in which you live or the country you feel impelled to decree for, then it is more powerful to give the calls just for that particular country.

You will see in our invocations that in many cases, they are more broad in general, and in some cases, they are more specific. So it depends on the invocations. But if you are giving specific decrees, then it is more effective for one person to focus the decrees as narrowly as possible. When there is a group of people, it is a different dynamic, depending on the size of the group. It can be just as efficient to focus them more broadly.

 

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About the term of “spiritual people” 

Question: The masters use the term “spiritual people”. Why are some people spiritual and others not? Are spiritual people of a different cosmic origin than non spiritual people? Are they older lifestreams, so at a higher level of consciousness? Can non-spiritual people become spiritual people in their next lives in the distant future?


Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar – Ending the Era of Ideology.

I understand very well that it can be difficult to make the distinction when we use the word spiritual people, but we primarily use the word spiritual people for practical reasons. Because in a sentence, it is easier to say spiritual people than to say, people who are open to or following the spiritual path.

What we really mean is, of course, as I said, people who are open, who are following a spiritual path consciously and are consciously making an effort. This is what we generally mean with “spiritual people”.

We have, of course, given other teachings that there are some souls that are older, that are more advanced, they are avatars who have come to earth, they are people, souls at a different level of consciousness, but in a strict sense of the word, there are no “spiritual people”, there are only people.

But there are people who have awakened to consciously following the spiritual path. That is what we generally mean when we say spiritual people. Of course, people who are not open, who have not consciously awakened to the spiritual path can awaken to it and they can do so right in this lifetime. It does not have to take multiple embodiments. For some it will take many embodiments, but it does not have to. You can at any time wake up and become aware of the spiritual path. Many people have done so, many of you have even done so. So this is always a possibility.

 

Copyright © 2021 Kim Michaels

Who are the people in my circle of influence?

Question: In invocations, there’s often a phrase addressed to the masters to extend the call to all the people in one’s circle of influence. How do I know who are the people in my circle of influence?


Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar – Ending the Era of Ideology.

Well, you do not need to know this with your outer mind. Because it is virtually impossible to know with the outer mind. There is no real constructive purpose for it.

We have before given teachings that all of you are interconnected, all people are interconnected. We can say that for each person who has reached a higher level of consciousness, who has engaged in the spiritual path, you are sort of at the top of a pyramid of other souls that are below you in consciousness. We might say that you are the forerunner, you are the tip of the spear, and as you are breaking new ground in raising your consciousness, it becomes easier for these people to also raise their consciousness. Of course, as you can see in a pyramid, there may be just a couple of people in the level right below you and then four or eight or many more people as you go to lower levels.

These are people that are being pulled up by you. In many cases, they are of course, people you have met physically, but there are also many people that you have not met physically and will never meet physically, that are part of your pyramid that you are pulling up and that you are holding a spiritual balance for we might say, so that it becomes easier for them to grow. By you holding a certain level of consciousness, you are making it possible for these people to approach that level of consciousness and that is one meaning of the concept of holding a spiritual balance for other people.

You also need to realize that there can be people that you have met physically, it can be because of karma, it can also be simply because of where you were born and you are going to meet a certain amount of people, but they are not really connected to you spiritually. You do not need to fall into the trap of thinking that all people you meet physically, are connected to you spiritually, or that you need to meet physically all people that you are connected to spiritually. It is simply that you are helping these people grow and they may never know it, and you may never know it, and it does not really matter.

 

Copyright © 2021 Kim Michaels

The loss of attunement during the pregnancy 

Question: Dear Mother Mary, I have for some years now been a very dedicated student on the path and have a great joy experiencing the presence of the ascended masters in my life. I know that you are there, I have felt your presence with me as I have done the work and attune myself to you and there has never been a doubt in my mind that you are there close to me. But I have now become pregnant and I suddenly feel so very different. I’m in week 20 of my pregnancy, and from a very early stage of the pregnancy, I’ve had this strange feeling there is now a wall or some kind of barrier between the ascended masters and me, it actually feels as if I have fallen into a lower state of consciousness. Before I got pregnant, I would happily do the work: study, do invocations and self inquiry and this I did with ease. But now everything feels so heavy, I even find it difficult to do my daily invocations. I’m in a completely different state of mind now that I’m pregnant, please help me understand what is happening.


Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar – Ending the Era of Ideology.

Well, your experience is not uncommon in the sense that many women experience a shift in consciousness, or even their energy level when they become pregnant. It is simply because the soul, the four lower bodies of the incoming child begins to interact with your four lower bodies. So it all depends on the incoming child.

Now naturally, there is always a reason why you have volunteered to bring that particular soul into embodiment. It may relate to karma from past lives, it may relate to a desire to help that child, to give that child an opportunity. It is not necessary to in any way judge your child based on the energy or feeling.

But it is not an uncommon experience that a woman can feel that there is a certain heaviness when she becomes pregnant. It is not uncommon for spiritual women to feel that there is a wall blocking their attunement with the ascended masters or with their own higher selves after they become pregnant. It is, as I said, simply the energy field of the incoming soul that is interacting with your energy field.

As you know, two energy waves can create an interference pattern that can be higher or lower, sometimes more chaotic, and sometimes therefore can block your attunement with the spiritual realm, the ascended masters, your higher self. You can attempt to switch your mind so that you realize that it is simply the incoming child’s energy and that you tried to get in touch with your own desire to study the teachings, give invocations. If you can get in touch with that desire and realize that you do not have to set aside all of your personal desires because you are pregnant and bringing forth a child, then you may be able to get back to giving decrees and invocations more easily.

But it can also be in some cases, and this is highly individual, of course, that you need to take a break and step back and not force yourself to do what you did before. But simply take a break, perhaps even try to tune into the energy field of the child and see what is it that your child needs.

You always have to be careful that you do not have a certain habit of studying and practicing before you become pregnant and then with your outer mind you think you should continue this after you become pregnant. You have to be sensitive that perhaps the incoming soul has different needs, which means you may need to take a different approach, not give so many decrees and invocations, perhaps give others than you have done before.

This is something you can tune into individually. I still strongly recommend that you give a certain amount of protection decrees to Archangel Michael, a certain amount of violet flame to consuming of the child’s karma and a certain amount of calls to Astrea for cutting the child free from any ties it may have to the astral plane, to the mental realm, to the emotional, the lower identity realm and so forth.

You can simply decide with your outer mind that you will do a certain minimum of decree work a day, and then you attune and see if there is anything else to be done or if you simply let that be enough. Then you can always after the pregnancy evaluate, again, how has the dynamic changed now that the child is in physical embodiment, and therefore not as intricately interwoven with your own energy field anymore. There is, of course, always a connection between mother and child but nevertheless, after the birth of the child, it is not as intimate a connection. Therefore you will often find that your attunement returns.

I can assure you that when I was pregnant with Jesus, I felt much the same way. Because it was a very heavy pregnancy energetically, because of the spiritual balance that I was holding for Jesus, because of the tremendous opposition to his incarnation.

This is also the case for many spiritual people that you are bringing forth a child with a higher level of consciousness and there is opposition to the child coming into embodiment. This does not mean that such a child does not have psychological issues it needs to resolve and this is where you need to be very, very careful. Because we have seen in past ascended master dispensations that there was a certain consciousness that women wanted to bring forth a child with a very high level of consciousness. They thought they had done so or they were even told, perhaps by the messenger, that they have brought forth an advanced child, and then they thought that this child should have no psychological issues. This is not the case. Anybody has psychological issues, regardless of their level of consciousness, otherwise you would not be able to come into embodiment on this planet.

You need to recognize here that there can be souls who generally have a high level of consciousness, but they have one particular psychological issue that they have not overcome in past lives. And it can be very difficult for them to overcome it in this lifetime. That is where you as the mother need to be very careful, and try to tune in to the child’s psychology and at the same time, look at your own psychology, whether there is a reaction in you to the child’s psychology, and then you need to work on that so you can overcome it in your own psychology and thereby help the child overcome his or her psychology. So this is an intricate matter, a delicate matter that requires a certain attunement.

 

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How to deal with obsessive compulsive attraction to another person

Question: I have recently attracted to myself a person who has severe issues relating to mental health. She suffers from physical health problems also. In addition to this she is seeking refuge away from her terribly abusive family and ex-partner. We have talked every day for over three months and we have both fallen in love with each other quickly while she is staying at the refuge. Although she suffers from a lot of difficult conditions, I love her very much and want the best for her. However, she strongly rejects any offering of help I give to her. I mostly just listen to her problems. She recently discovered a lump in her breast and we were both scared about it due to the potential of it being cancerous. Not being able to physically visit her, I often feel useless. My question is, why did I have to fall in love for the first time with someone who seems to be extremely damaged in all four of her lower bodies? Is there a lesson for me in this experience, we are both 21 years old.


Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar – Ending the Era of Ideology.

Well, in most cases where you have this kind of a relationship, you will be able to recognize that there is a certain obsessive compulsive element of it. This is a sign that there is karma involved. In other words, you have karma from past lives, and this is why you feel this attraction that happened so quickly, that it is not really the normal way that you fall in love with people. You can see this in many relationships that start very quickly. Whether they are physical or not, that there is this almost obsessive compulsive attraction. This is a sign that there is karma.

Now, the attraction is because either one or both parties have a strong desire to balance the karma and move on from it. But the big question that people could benefit from asking is whether a physical relationship is the only or even the best way to balance the karma.

I know that in most cases, people are not able to ask this question because of the obsessive compulsive character of the relationship. They think it simply has to be and it has to be a physical relationship because people are so programmed in the current culture to always think that when there is an attraction, there should ideally be a physical relationship. This, of course, is not the case and from a purely spiritual perspective, there are many cases where it would be better to avoid having a physical relationship, because that prevents one or both parties from making more karma.

You see many, many times where people feel this strong attraction, they rush into a physical relationship and after a certain period of elation, the honeymoon is over, and now the two parties find it very difficult to get along with each other. Therefore, they actually start making more karma, instead of overcoming their karma.

If you are able to do this, it is better, more constructive for your spiritual growth to step back and look at yourself and your psychology involved. Try to get behind the surface attraction and find out, how do you look at the relationship? What are the dynamics that you can see in this relationship? Do you feel a certain desire to save this person, to help this person? But are you actually able to do so given that person’s psychology and for example, their refusal to get help?

Based on this, you could study your own psychology. Simply put aside the psychology of the other person, look at your own psychology and say: “What is my reaction? What is the dynamic I recognize here? Can I see any drama in my own mind relating to how I look at this relationship? And how could I benefit from overcoming this? How could it advance my personal growth and consciousness if I overcame this?”

Then you can realize that the psychology that you have has nothing to do with the other person or the relationship, it is something in your mind that was triggered by the relationship to the other person. But this does not mean that you have to have a physical relationship in order to overcome that in your own psychology. You can do this without having a physical relationship, you can do it at a distance. And in fact, in many cases, it is far better not to have a physical relationship because once you are involved in a relationship, it pulls you in to these reactionary patterns, intensifies them and makes it more difficult for you to see it.

 

Copyright © 2021 Kim Michaels

Christhood is a very individual matter

Question: Can the ascended masters give some examples on what are acceptable ways to express Christhood when we are at the 96th level of consciousness? What sort of activities express Christhood when we are at this level?


Answer from the Ascended Master Jesus through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar for Russia – Overcoming the consciousness of Superiority and the Sense of Being Unwhole, Traumatized and Focused Outside Oneself.

Actually, we prefer not to give such examples because we have said before that Christhood is a very individual matter, it depends on the situation you are in. And for example, for people in one country, Christhood can be expressed in one way that would not be appropriate in another country.

There is not a universal way to express Christhood. And it certainly is not possible to look at human activities and say: “This activity is an expression of Christhood, and this is not.” You can engage in various activities with the level of Christhood, and with a lower level of consciousness. It is not so much a matter of the activity, but your level of consciousness you approach, how you are engaging in a certain activity.

 

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The Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Why does Germany support the construction of the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline, while the West does not impose tougher sanctions for the numerous crimes in the Putin regime? This unity after Donald Trump and the problems in the United States or the Brexit or is it corruption and disintegration of the Western elite by Russia?


Answer from the Ascended Master Saint Germain through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar for Russia – Overcoming the consciousness of Superiority and the Sense of Being Unwhole, Traumatized and Focused Outside Oneself.

The situation you have in Europe right now is that several nations in Europe, Germany included, is attempting to maintain a pragmatic approach to Russia. They realized that there is a problem in Russia. It is caused by Putin primarily. But they are not sure where this is going to go. They are hoping that they can still maintain a somewhat pragmatic approach to Russia, where they can avoid escalating a confrontation that could lead to war even.

As a result of this pragmatic approach, German leadership has decided that their best option for covering the energy needs of the German nation is to import gas from Russia. And the best option for doing this is to build this new pipeline. I am not saying that this is necessarily the highest option or the only option, but it is what the German leadership has decided. And they are hoping that this will actually, in a sense, cause Putin to also take a more balanced approach because he, of course, realizes that, in the current economic situation of Russia, they need the income from this gas, as their revenues have fallen during the corona crisis and the fall in energy prices.

Some of the countries in Europe are hoping that much of what Russia is doing, for example in Ukraine, is simply posturing, but that there are still some people in Russia who are pragmatic enough that they will not allow it to escalate into a more dangerous conflict.

This is not the only approach it could be taken. But it is certainly not necessarily a completely wrong approach because so far, it has at least kept the conflict within certain boundaries, whether this will always be the case is difficult to predict. It really depends on what happens to the collective consciousness in Russia, and how quickly it rises to the level where Putin and his administration simply have to go, and therefore, the equation changes in a fundamental way.

 

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Putin and the conflict in eastern Ukraine

Question: Putin withdraws the army from Ukraine. Was it intimidation or preparation for war or study of the reactions of the West and Ukraine? How far are Putin and his entourage willing to go in unleashing a war given Putin’s vindictiveness and imperial fanaticism with a connivance of certain Russians? Is China pushing Putin to confront the West?


Answer from the Ascended Master Saint Germain through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar for Russia – Overcoming the consciousness of Superiority and the Sense of Being Unwhole, Traumatized and Focusaside Oneself.

Well, you can say that we have talked about the Russian mindset that the current Russian leadership, their elite needs to have some conflict, some ongoing conflict with someone outside the country. And Ukraine has, for a variety of reasons, been part of this pattern. What you need to recognize is that there is an ongoing intent from the Russians, not to create a large scale war, not to launch a full scale invasion of Ukraine, because they realize that they cannot get away with simply conquering and occupying Ukraine. There will be such a reaction from the world, that they are not willing to deal with the consequences of this. But they are interested in keeping the conflict going, so that there is always something going on.

In this particular case, the main motivation was actually to test President Biden and his administration for how they would react to Russia, as opposed to how Trump and the Trump administration reacted to Russia. Putin was quite aware that during the Trump administration, he could get away with quite a bit. And he simply needed to test what could he get away with under the new administration. He thought that he might be able to get away with more. But it turned out that the new administration is willing to draw a clear line.

China is not particularly pushing Putin to challenge the West. But there is a certain sentiment, in China and Russia, of wanting to challenge the West. This is driven by dark forces who are working through the leadership. But you will also notice that the current Chinese leader has taken upon himself a power, a personal power, that has not been seen since Chairman Mao. And you could argue that Putin has taken on a personal power that has not been seen since Stalin. These two leaders have a similar mentality. And of course, they are vulnerable to the same dark forces who are seeking to create confrontation and conflict, even though it does not benefit the Russian people or the Chinese people.

 

Copyright © 2021 Kim Michaels

Recommendations on COVID vaccines 

Question: What can the ascended master say about the coronavirus and the effectiveness of vaccinations against it? Is vaccination justified for those who have already been ill?


 Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar for Russia – Overcoming the consciousness of Superiority and the Sense of Being Unwhole, Traumatized and Focused Outside Oneself.

This is somewhat individual. In general, there will come a time after you have been ill where your body is no longer immune, partly because the virus can have mutated as even the ordinary influenza virus does almost every year, so it can be necessary for people who have had the disease to be vaccinated as it can be necessary for people to be vaccinated again.

If you have a very strong intuition relating to vaccine, then follow that intuition. If you don’t have a strong intuition, follow the recommendations of your country and medical authorities there. We cannot give you a completely universal general answer to this, because there are individual conditions that affect this, both in you as a person but also in your nation.

 

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Pets and human energy 

Question: I have a question for the masters about pets. Can they take on the karma of a person or some kind of spiritual poisons from people?


Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar for Russia – Overcoming the consciousness of Superiority and the Sense of Being Unwhole, Traumatized and Focused Outside Oneself.

Yes, in some cases, pets can take on, not so much karma or spiritual poisons, but the energies that people have in their auras. And this can, of course, precipitate a disease in the animal, which in general has a smaller body than humans does not have the same level of consciousness as humans, and therefore, can be more easily affected by these energies.

If you want to help your pets that are ill, you can give decrees, you can give invocations. You can also, if it is a personal pet that is attached to you, seek to resolve your own psychology and the selves that you might have, that could be affecting the pet. You can also attempt to do this on behalf of your family. But here you run into free will and it might not necessarily be enough to heal your pet, if other family members do not want to shift their consciousness.

 

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Future and past of planet earth 

Question: As the golden age matrix of Saint Germain manifests on earth, is it safe to assume that people will be healthier and live longer? But will people have taller physiques, too? And will all violence as well as negative thoughts or feelings forever be banished from this planet after that? In these billions of years since the creation of earth, for how long in the beginning was earth an ideal planet?


 Answer from the Ascended Master Saint Germain through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar for Russia – Overcoming the consciousness of Superiority and the Sense of Being Unwhole, Traumatized and Focused Outside Oneself.

Yes, certainly people will be healthier, the lifespan will be increased. In the beginning, there will be a period where the natural lifespan will be 120 years, but towards the end of the age, it will be even longer. This does not necessarily mean that people will be taller, even though there will be this gradual raising of the average height. But it does not mean they will be significantly taller in the golden age. We are not talking about giants walking around on the earth.

There will, of course, be more peace in the golden age. It does not really mean that violence and war will be banished, because free will is always free will, so there is always a possibility that some people can choose to go into violence. But there will come a point where the collective consciousness has been raised beyond these patterns of war and conflict, so that war in all practicality becomes an impossibility.

Now, in terms of the later part of the question, then, we can say that, in the beginning, of course, earth was a natural planet. There were people who had not gone into duality, and there were no fallen beings on the planet.  We have, for a variety of reasons, not really given this precise timespan in years, you can see in Maitreya’s book that he gave a certain timespan there. And it is clear that for quite a long time, in the beginning, after beings first incarnated on earth, the earth was a natural planet.

But we do not want to be too precise on this because it is not actually a linear process, as we had said before, as the inhabitants of the earth went into duality, matter became denser. And this actually changes time. The more dense the matter, the more time slows down. You can go back and say, a billion years ago, a year, an hour, a second did not have the same length, as it has had in other periods or as it has today.

But I can say that, for a long time, the earth was a natural planet. As we have said in previous dispensations, there were three root races that took embodiment on earth and ascended. And then, in the fourth root race, there were some that went into duality. And after that, the fallen beings started incarnating here, but this was not a long time ago compared to the four and a half billion years that the earth has existed geologically. But it was not a recent event even in terms of what was given in previous dispensations. We are talking millions of years ago as you count time today.

 

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Understanding the fullness of free will

Question: If we lived for a long time on natural planets before coming to planet earth, why did we not learn everything that we needed to learn on the natural planets and then make our ascension from there? Why were there still aspects of free will we did not fully understand that resulted in us deciding to take embodiment on planet earth?


Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar for Russia – Overcoming the consciousness of Superiority and the Sense of Being Unwhole, Traumatized and Focused Outside Oneself.

This is somewhat of an individual matter. There are various reasons for this. But the reality is that there are certain things about free will that it can be difficult to learn on a natural planet. Because you are not experiencing the kind of misuse of free will that you see on earth.

There are some lifestreams on a natural planet that begin to sense this, that begin to sense that there must be more to understand about free will than what they see outpictured on a natural planet. And then they can begin to perhaps get some feel for this. And some get a sense that there must be other planets. And some can even learn from their spiritual teachers on natural planets that there are unnatural planets. And they can then form a desire to go to an unnatural planet in order to learn the fullness of free will, in order to experience directly what it is like on planets where free will is abused in ways that limit yourself.

It is largely a matter of certain lifestreams simply making that individual choice that they want to understand and experience the fullness of free will, not only necessarily for their own sake, but also in order to help others, or in order to ascend with that awareness, with that experience in their causal bodies.

 

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Preparation for the next embodiment

Question: Prior to embodying or re-embodying, does the soul have an idea of how the physical appearance, psychological limitations or medical conditions of the body would be? Is it the karmic board who gives such info, or the souls have intuition for this?


Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar for Russia – Overcoming the consciousness of Superiority and the Sense of Being Unwhole, Traumatized and Focused Outside Oneself.

It is clear that when you are creating your divine plan and preparing for your next embodiment, you are being given advice by the ascended masters who are working with you. They are not actually on the karmic board in most cases, but they are ascended masters that are working most closely with earth.

In many cases, you have more than one body you can choose from. In some cases, you have only one. But when you prepare to take embodiment and you have chosen in which circumstance you want to embody, then you study, of course, the family history, what history there is, what their bodies look like, what diseases they might have, what psychological conditions are passed down in the family, in the culture and the nationality and so on.

Yes, you do have some awareness of this. The amount of awareness you have depends on your level of consciousness, your level of spiritual maturity. It is clear that there are some people who had a low level of consciousness and they are not, even when they are out of the body, able to work with the ascended masters. Some cannot work with us at all, for some we have limited options for how we can help them. And these people do not have that much of an awareness ahead of time. But the higher your consciousness is, the more awareness you have of this, the more you can prepare yourself, so that you can respond to the situation in the best possible way and make the most progress given the situation in which you are incarnating.

 

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How can we help the people of Myanmar?

Question: I want to ask about the Myanmar situation. Myanmar’s military took over the government by a coup on February 1 [2021]. The country’s ruling party the National League for Democracy (NLD) were deposed by the Tatmadaw, [armed forces of Burma]. The Myanmar’s military proclaimed a year-long state of emergency and a commander-in-chief of the defense services Min Aung Hlaing became the leader. In Myanmar people could not accept this and they launched civil disobedience movement and protested this. More than 700 people have been killed by security forces. Myanmar people are asking for help from international societies, but international societies cannot provide proper help and support for Myanmar. We understood that China and Russia are supporting the military. As South Korea experienced a similar situation in 1980, some Korean people and societies have been trying to help the Myanmar people. Also, the ascended master students in Korea have been calling for help on the Myanmar situation, but we do not see the proper solution for this situation. Can you provide some comments for the Myanmar situation? What can the Myanmar people and international societies do for Myanmar and what can the ascended masters do for the Myanmar situation?


Answer from the Ascended Master Saint Germain through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar for Russia – Overcoming the consciousness of Superiority and the Sense of Being Unwhole, Traumatized and Focused Outside Oneself.

Well, it is clear that this is an example of what you see in other places around the world as well. Where a nation has had a period with democracy, and all of a sudden there is a movement that seeks to reverse democracy or undermine democracy, or replace the democracy with a more totalitarian form of a rule.

It is a pattern you see in various nations, as you point out, and it is unfortunately something that can happen especially when a population is not quite ready to take full responsibility for themselves and their country, and therefore create a functioning democracy. As we have said, it takes time when you have been under totalitarian rule for some time, it takes time for the people to adjust and be ready for democracy. This is what then can allow the dark forces to use certain people in that country to undermine or get rid of democracy.

It should, of course, not be overlooked that this has happened during the Corona crisis. Where the dark forces certainly, and even the Myanmar military people to some degree, were aware that because so many countries are so occupied with the internal crisis of the pandemic, there would not be as much of a response from the international community, as they otherwise would have been. Naturally, there is these undercurrents and it is clear also that there are certain nations that also would like to see democracy falter, and they are also involved in this movement.

But the real solution is, of course, a raising of the collective consciousness of the people. And if you feel inclined to help the people of Myanmar, you can use our invocations and call for the raising of the consciousness, for the binding of the dark forces. And you can also, of course, make calls that the international community will be more aware of the situation and will be more willing to actually do something about it. They have imposed some sanctions, but more could, naturally, be done. I’m not here talking about some military intervention but to do certainly more than they are already doing to put pressure on the military regime.

Beyond that, there is not that much you can do as ascended master students. You need to allow some time to pass until the equation somehow shifts. And either the people become more determined to protest or the military realize the futility of what they’re doing, and put some kind of democratic government back into place. This would be the best outcome with peaceful means. And this is, of course, what you can make the calls for: a peaceful resolution to the situation.

 

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What was so special about Atlantis? 

Question: Why do most of the ascended masters in this dispensation seem to have a connection with Atlantis? Or is it that all ascended masters have a connection to Atlantis? What made Atlantis more special to the Masters than other large continents like the Lemuria, Mu, etc.


Answer from Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar for Russia – Overcoming the consciousness of Superiority and the Sense of Being Unwhole, Traumatized and Focused Outside Oneself.

Well, actually, I do not sense that the most of the Masters in this dispensation have any special connection to Atlantis, at least they do not talk about it. They do not talk that much about Atlantis. There was much more talk about Atlantis and Lemuria in the Summit Lighthouse, for example.

I do not think they have any particular connection to these past civilizations. That is not my sense of it. And I do not sense they want to comment on it beyond that. It is not that Atlantis was more special, it is just a more recent one. Therefore, probably the one we can most easily learn from.

 

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The collective consciousness behind the Coronavirus crisis

Question: Please comment on the nature of the collective consciousness that precipitated the Coronavirus crisis, as well as the subsequent economic crisis and loss of freedoms.


Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar for Russia – Overcoming the consciousness of Superiority and the Sense of Being Unwhole, Traumatized and Focused Outside Oneself.

This is a complex topic because there is not just one aspect of the collective consciousness.

We have given some comments earlier that relate to this, but it is a very complex picture. Basically, you can say that there are too many people on earth who have not been willing to grow to a higher level. They have had the opportunity to grow to a higher level, and in an ideal scenario, they would already have grown to that higher level. But they have not been willing to do so. They have held on to their present state of life, the state in their country, their own consciousness.

This can cause that every once in a while there will be a manifestation of some disaster, or some calamity that people can no longer ignore. It is so severe that they cannot ignore it. This can happen with natural disasters, it can happen with war, and it can happen with contagious disease.

This is the overall cause of this. And if you look around the world, you will see that the way certain countries have reacted to this situation shows a lot about where that country is at in terms of their collective consciousness. What they have not transcended and what they need to transcend, in order to come to a higher level.

One of the things that has become obvious, is, of course, the healthcare system of the country, how well is it equipped to handle a crisis like this. And this shows you where there is a need of improvement, and where many countries could and ideally should have already improved this. You can also look at the response of how they are handling the crisis in terms of shutting their countries down, restricting the freedom of movement, and other things. You can see how this is done, what attitude it is a done with.

You can also look at how other people are responding to this. For example, you can see in the United States how there has been a large segment of the population who had first completely denied the existence of the virus, the existence of the crisis, or deny that it was a serious situation. You can see people who refused to go with masks, some who will refuse to take vaccine, and so on. This also shows you where these people are at in consciousness, especially in terms of their social awareness. And their willingness to help others, to protect others to do their part in not spreading a disease like this.

You could also say that part of what needed to happen, and what ideally should already have happened in the world, is that there would be the emergence of a more social awareness that the world is now more connected than ever. And what happens in one country affects what happens everywhere else. And there needs to be a greater solidarity and willingness for the more well-to-do countries to help other countries.

You see that this is again an opportunity where you can see that some countries are still dealing with the crisis in their own country, but they are nevertheless willing to reach out to certain other countries where the crisis is even worse. And this is of course what ideally should happen on a much larger scale, where there is more that sense that all human beings are connected, and there are certain things that affect all of us, and we all need to be a part of providing the solution for this, not just taking care of our own people.

 

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The desire to be special 

Question: Is the desiring to be special a perversion related to the unique individuality facet of each spark of us? In other words, has that quality been inverted into a desire to be special?


Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar for Russia – Overcoming the consciousness of Superiority and the Sense of Being Unwhole, Traumatized and Focused Outside Oneself.

You can say that the unique individuality can be perverted as the desire to be special. But this is something that happens as a result of the manipulation of the fallen beings. The fallen beings, of course, have fallen, which means they have blocked their unique spiritual individuality. They cannot access their I AM Presence. They are the ones who desire to be special in this world, and they are doing everything they can to set themselves up in this position where they are special as seen by other people.

In order to do this, they of course, have to put everybody else down. The fallen beings are in duality. In duality, everything is relative. You can only be special in relation to others who are not as special as you are.

This is not the case for your unique spiritual individuality. It is unique, so you are not special in relation to others. You are special in relation to your I AM Presence. It is your I AM Presence that makes you special. There is no need to compare yourself to others when you are not in duality. Once the fallen beings manifest or manipulate you into going into duality, then you also cannot see clearly your spiritual identity, you cannot be content with your uniqueness, and therefore, some people go into seeking to be special in this world.

This can especially happen for avatars because avatars come to earth being more spiritually evolved than many of the original inhabitants of earth, so many avatars come to earth with a sense that they are not like most human beings, they are different, perhaps they are more advanced, they are special compared to them.

This is what the fallen beings are very skilled at taking advantage of, to get avatars to go into this sense of spiritual pride, where they are so intent on being special that they actually pervert it and therefore, they go on the false path. They go on the left-handed path, which is where you seek to use your psychic abilities to produce certain phenomena that make you seem special on earth.

There are, of course, also fallen beings who find a spiritual path. What you see is that there can be, in some spiritual movements, there can be a certain group of people who are a mixture of fallen beings and avatars. But they all have this desire to be special, and they are sometimes reinforcing each other in that dynamic.

There are certain gurus, and I will not mention particular names, but there are certain gurus who set themselves up as being very special. They attract to them a group of people who feel special because they are following this special guru. And this causes both the guru and followers to create this self-reinforcing spiral, where they become more and more trapped in spiritual pride.

This has even happened to ascended master organizations after we no longer had a sponsored messenger for that organization and therefore could not give direct dictations. And our organization can quickly be taken over by people who have this desire to be special, and therefore want to set themselves up as the leaders who cannot be gainsaid by the members.

You can see how this can cause certain students to actually reject an ascended master teaching, or suddenly decide that now the messenger is no longer a legitimate messenger because they are so superior that they can tell what the ascended masters should or should not say, will or will not say, who the real masters are and who are not. You can see how a group of people can then go into this spiral of spiritual pride that you cannot help them out of because they are not willing to see it. And therefore, they must simply be allowed to outlive it until they have had enough of that experience, and they realize it is not getting them where they want to go.

Naturally, we of the ascended masters have no condemnation or judgment of people who do this. We simply realize that when people react this way, we cannot help them, and therefore, we must let them run their course until they decide to come back to the ascended masters. In which case we, of course, welcome them back and seek to help them as best we can.

 

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Can ascended masters fall? 

Question:  Is it possible that ascended masters can fall as Lucifer has fallen? Is it possible that the ascended masters distort their qualities, and that the light they have turns into darkness?


Answer from Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar for Russia – Overcoming the consciousness of Superiority and the Sense of Being Unwhole, Traumatized and Focused Outside Oneself.

I think the masters have answered that question before, and the answer is no. Once you have ascended, you cannot fall.

This was quite a confusion in the Summit Lighthouse, where they also talked about fallen angels, and that some of them even fell in heaven. You know, the Book of Revelation: “Oh Lucifer how has thou fallen from heaven.” But in our teachings, it has been explained that it was in a previous sphere that had not ascended, that the fallen beings fell.

 

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How can I manifest greater abundance?

Question: How do I transcend the mentality of living from paycheck to paycheck and struggling financially? How do I accept that I am worth God’s abundance that is not just for others, that God also loves me enough to give me his abundance?


 Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar for Russia – Overcoming the consciousness of Superiority and the Sense of Being Unwhole, Traumatized and Focused Outside Oneself.

Well, I suggest that you, instead of thinking that it is God that has to give you abundance, is that you have the ability to manifest it or attract it to you. And in order to do this, you need to overcome the blockages in your own psychology that cause you to reject abundance.

And this is, of course, again, as we have said so many times in answer to questions, there are certain separate selves that relate to your attitude towards money, towards yourself and your own worthiness, to receive money, to have money, perhaps as many people you have blockages from past lives, where you think that it is unspiritual to have money, that as a spiritual person, you should not want money, you should not want material goods, and so on. These are all separate selves that you need to uncover, and just let them die. And when you uncover and let these selves go, then the abundance can manifest.

Now you need to realize, of course, that there is a certain industry out there that wants to make people believe that if they just follow a few easy steps, and buy these books and take these courses, then they can manifest anything they want. But you cannot manifest anything you want.

Even if you have overcome certain selves, you are still living in a certain situation, certain countries, certain societies. There is a very complex equation where you live, and you might have chosen to live there for particular spiritual reasons. It may be impossible for you to manifest great wealth in a certain situation. That means that you can either accept this or you can move.

But even resolving the selves will not necessarily mean that you can manifest greater wealth than is possible in your practical situation. You can, of course, perhaps look at people that are doing this, but then they are using unspiritual, illegitimate methods to do so. And that is of course not what you want to do if you are concerned about your spiritual growth.

 

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About manifestation techniques

How do I focus on manifesting what I want inside myself so that it can materialize itself in the physical? I notice that when I want something, I keep looking for it outside. I read about how one needs to feel as if they already possess what they want to remain in a state of gratitude for having what they desire already, before it can manifest itself. Can the ascended masters tell more about this technique and teach us how to get what we desire?


Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar  for Russia – Overcoming the consciousness of Superiority and the Sense of Being Unwhole, Traumatized and Focused Outside Oneself.

Well, this is, of course, in alignment with the previous question where, yes, you can use the tools or the technique you outline by putting yourself in a state of mind where you are feeling as if you already have it, and this can often be the last step that pulls something from the emotional realm to the physical.

One of the real blocks to people manifesting what they desire is that in many cases, they already have a certain vision of this in the identity or mental realm. But they have conflicting emotions that prevent it from coming into the physical because, of course, it needs to go through the emotional body to get into the physical.

By working with your emotions, and creating the feeling that you already have it, then it can break that blockage in the emotional body so that things can manifest physically. There are techniques that can work, but the question is, again, is it what you really want? How does it align with your divine plan and your spiritual growth? This is where you need to do what I said in the previous answer, where you uncover these selves that would be a detraction, or distraction, on your path.

 

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What do you want to manifest in this lifetime?

Question: The Scriptures say: “Ask and you shall receive.” I have been listening to New Age gurus who also teach how to manifest what we want. My question is, how do I manifest what I want? How do I let go of my selfish desires so I can manifest what I want? How do I know if my desires are in harmony with the divine laws?


Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar for Russia – Overcoming the consciousness of Superiority and the Sense of Being Unwhole, Traumatized and Focused Outside Oneself.

I am quite well aware that there is what we might call an entire industry out there of New Age gurus who are supposedly teaching people how to manifest whatever they want in life. I am not saying that this cannot, to some degree, work for some people, because you can use, of course, your psychic powers to manifest certain physical conditions.

But since you are open to ascended master teachings, the question really is not for you to be able to manifest anything you want, but something that works along with your spiritual goals. If your goal is to ascend after this lifetime, how important is it to manifest specific material goals? It might be important for you, in order to experience having certain conditions, for example, a nice house, so you can get over that desire, and that might be perfectly fine. That might be in alignment with your spiritual growth.

But the way to deal with this is, of course, to realize that any lower desire, any illegitimate, you might say, or non-spiritual desire comes from a separate self. By using our tools to work on these separate selves, you will be able to gradually let go of these lower desires.

When you are a spiritual person who wants to make maximum progress, and especially if this is your last lifetime, you have to realize that you might have many lower desires that you could very well fulfill in this lifetime, but they will be a distraction. They would take time, energy and resources, and it would detract you from your overall goal of spiritual growth.

You need to, as a part of your path, go through this process of taking a look at your desires, seeing when the desire comes from a separate self, and then instead of thinking you have to fulfill the desire, which might take a very long time, then you let the self die, which does not necessarily have to take a very long time, and you save a lot of time on your path.

 

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The fear that others might imitate your work

Question: I work as a coach helping clients cultivate their intuition and attune to their heart. My fear is that my peers and those who are doing similar work in my career, would copy my coaching program, meaning I could be replaceable and might fall behind in my career. I think my spiritual energy or talent is unique even though my coaching program is similar to others. How can I focus on and cultivate my own individual uniqueness or spiritual talent to transcend my fear that others in the same field would imitate my work?


Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar  for Russia – Overcoming the consciousness of Superiority and the Sense of Being Unwhole, Traumatized and Focused Outside Oneself.

Well, if you really have a unique talent, how could other people imitate it? One response to this is, of course, that if you keep developing your talent, improving yourself, you will be ahead of them anyway. Because if they imitate what you are doing now, but you are refining yourself all the time, you will stay ahead of them and still be unique.

But of course, this fear of them imitating your work comes from a separate self. What you really can do is uncover that self and let it die. You can also consider, of course, turning your coaching program into a system that you can teach to others, that they can then use for their clients, but they are following your system, perhaps even paying you a royalty on it.

 

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How to transcend a legitimate desire

Question: Master Jesus, could you please give me some practical guidance on how to surrender and transcend a legitimate desire. I know that I cannot progress any further on my spiritual path until I am willing to surrender and transcend this legitimate desire of mine. The really tough part is that I am required to surrender and to transcend it without actually having ever experienced it in a real life. I am afraid that surrendering and transcending this desire includes but is not limited to making peace with the possibility that the manifestation of this desire of mine will not only be delayed further, but it will be denied completely for the remainder of my current embodiment. I realized that I value God so little and I am so angry when God withholds its gifts. Master Jesus, how could I possibly value God more than the gifts of God?


Answer from the Ascended Master Jesus through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar fir Russia – Overcoming the consciousness of Superiority and the Sense of Being Unwhole, Traumatized and Focused Outside Oneself.

It is clear that many people are in a situation where they have a certain desire. It is not an unlawful desire, it is what you might call a legitimate desire. It is not a desire that harms other people. But for practical, you might say karmic reasons if you will, it cannot be fulfilled.

Let us just as an example, take a desire to live in a big affluent house, a castle. You have a desire to have a castle. There is nothing really wrong with this desire, but you can see that this would be so expensive for you to buy a castle that it is simply beyond your economic means in this lifetime.

There are two ways to go about this. If you actually read Yogananda’s book, “Autobiography of a Yogi”, you will see that at some point, his guru took him in his finer bodies to a different realm and he manifested a castle for him, because Yogananda had this desire for such a castle. By manifesting it, his master helped him overcome the desire, which would have blocked his divine plan.

Obviously, you cannot expect this to happen by us, manifesting your desires for you. What you can do is you can go into the desire in your mind. You can imagine that you have the elaborate castle you desire. You can outpicture it, you can perhaps find pictures of what you would like, draw the picture, make a model, do whatever you have to do. You can do it all in the mind perhaps, but envision yourself, really experience yourself living in that castle. How would you feel? How would it shift your consciousness? Really go through it.

The other way to deal with this is to realize—not all can do this but many can—that you cannot do everything in life. That there are many, many things on this planet that are attractive that you would enjoy doing. But you cannot do them all because it is the nature of life that you have limited time limited space, limited resources, you only have so much attention.

This messenger, for example, has throughout his life, been aware that there are many activities on earth that he could enjoy. But he has realized that he does not have the time because you cannot do everything at once. You have to make choices. It is part of life to make choices, where you select out certain things where you say: “Yes, it would be nice to do this. I have a desire to do this. But I have other desires that are more important. And I cannot do everything at once.” As the old saying goes, “You can’t have your cake and eat it too”.

There is also a limit to how many cakes you can have, or how many cakes you can eat. You all know very well that when you are sitting in front of a table with many different dishes, you might eat a little bit of this, you might eat a little bit of that, you might eat some of that, but there comes a point where your stomach is simply full. There might still be dishes you have not tasted but you know that you need to stop now because otherwise you will be sick. You have learned to therefore surrender certain desires, sublimate certain desires, just let go of them.

In terms of the anger against God, this is a slightly different issue. This goes back to past lifetimes where you have come to adopt a view of God, created by the fallen beings. That is why you are angry; you are feeling that God is withholding gifts from you but God is not withholding anything from you.

You just need to recognize the reality of the physical octave and of your own choices, both in past lives and this life. This has created some separate selves in you that you need to use our tools to come to clarity about and then resolve them because God has nothing to do with it. It is all in your own mind. That is where it must be resolved.

This is really the essence of the spiritual path. Neither God nor other people nor outer circumstances are what influences you and your state of mind. Your state of mind is influenced exclusively by the state of your mind, by what happens in your mind. This is where the key to your freedom is. This is where you can resolve things and move on. So you can look back at this and say: “Why was this so important to me? Why was this such a big deal?” You can follow the call that I said 2000 years ago: “What is that to thee? Follow thou me.” You can say: “What is that to me, I will follow Jesus, I will go higher on the spiritual path.”

 

Copyright © 2021 Kim Michaels

Friendship and family

Question: Beloved Mother Mary, why there are very often family members with whom we incarnate and they are practically strangers to us. And there is nothing in common with them. For example, a person may have many or several brothers and sisters, but at the same time, it is impossible to establish friendly relations with them. For some time, friendship was only in childhood and after growing up it disappeared. Or that children have an age difference of more than 14 years, and the parents want their children to get along with each other. But this does not happen. And each of them grows up alone. How do you make friends in adulthood if you’re not able to make friends with blood relatives.

Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar for Russia – Overcoming the consciousness of Superiority and the Sense of Being Unwhole, Traumatized and Focused Outside Oneself.

We have given various teachings before, that in many families, it is the same people who reincarnate again and again, over different generations. The reason for this is that they have certain karmic patterns with themselves, meaning they have created these spirals in the past of conflict and the only way for them to have a chance to work it out is to reincarnate together again and again.

The problem with this is, of course, that their psychology has not changed from the last embodiment. But they might even have built a stronger momentum of animosity. This makes it very difficult for them to communicate or to be friends. It is still, for many people who are in the school of hard knocks, the only way to give them a chance to progress, because they need to go to a point where they have had enough of this and desire something else.

You do see in certain families where some of the family members are engaged in a specific pattern, but one of the children manages to stay out of it, refuses to go into it and they separate themselves from their family as soon as they can. This will in many cases mean that that person can then reincarnate outside of that group in their next lifetime. This can give progress.

It is of course correct that if you cannot make friends with your family members in childhood, it may be more difficult as an adult. This is really up to you to shift your attitude. You have an opportunity to find people that you resonate with. When you are incarnated in a family, you cannot get away from your family members but when you choose your friends as an adult, you can seek out people that you have something in common with.

The real key to escaping these karmic patterns is to work on your own psychology and to not want to change your family members but to focus on changing yourself. Then asking yourself: “What does the fact that I incarnated in this family show about what I need to resolve in my own psychology?” The wisest thing in a family that is dysfunctional or has inharmony or has some patterns is to make a deliberate decision not to focus on changing your family members. Instead to focus on changing yourself so you no longer react to your family members. You are psychologically free of them.

 

Copyright © 2021 Kim Michaels

The mindset behind violence in America

Question: This past Monday, the governor of the state of Florida signed an anti-riot bill aimed at protecting law enforcement agencies and cracking down on protests that turn violent. It is likely partly in response to the riots in American cities last summer. The most disturbing part of this new bill is that it grants civil immunity to people who drive into protesters who are blocking the road. There has been a significant increase in mass shootings in America lately. The level of violence seems to be escalating. Elected officials should be working towards de-escalating tensions. This new bill appears to have the potential to make matters worse. Is there any way to turn things around in a more positive direction to curb the violence in America?


Answer from the Ascended Master Saint Germain through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar for Russia – Overcoming the consciousness of Superiority and the Sense of Being Unwhole, Traumatized and Focused Outside Oneself.

This is a complex topic because the violence in America does not have just one cause. Commenting strictly on this response from the officials, it is clear that America as several other democracies are being forced by escalating violence and tension to consider methods that are truly not democratic.

This is what you see has happened in many totalitarian nations where people start to object to a certain regime, and then the regime cracks down harder and harder in order to limit protests. It is certainly what has been happening in Russia. You see that even some democracies are being forced by the escalating violence and tension to enact these kinds of laws or methods that really are not democratic and should not be taking place in a democratic nation.

Does this mean they should not do this? Well, they need to do something to stop the violence, that is clear in a country like America. As we have talked about, all nations need to do something about hate speech that can quickly escalate into physical violence.

The essence here is that this is something that needs to be debated. In a sense you could say that the violence is forcing societies to debate these things to consider these things: “What is the proper response for a democratic nation?” It is also clear that once you go into this cycle of imposing restrictions by force then where does it end? How far do you have to go? It is, as you point out correct, a more constructive approach to look at what is the cause of the tension. How do we de-escalate?

This is of course what the current administration in United States is aware of and is seeking to accomplish as best they can. This is a stark contrast to the previous administration who were actually inflaming tensions rather than de-escalating them. This is not to say that the current administration will be highly successful in this matter because it is a very complex issue with violence in America.

It is something that goes back to the creation of the nation, as we have said before, where America has not transcended this willingness to use violence and force to achieve a certain end, whether it is personal or political. The long-term solution is that America transcends this, as some other democratic nations have done. You can, for the closest example, look north of the border to Canada, which is much further along in this respect than America, but even some European nations are further along than that.

This is a process that will take time. It really is a question of how much worse does it have to become before America starts breaking through to a willingness to address this. It is something deeply ingrained in the American psyche that there are certain times where violence is not only justified, violence is necessary and it is the only way out.

As I have said before, even the Revolutionary War could have been avoided. The United States could still have been created without violence, it would have taken longer, but it could have been created without violence. It could not have been done, given the state of consciousness at the time. But theoretically, it could have been done.

The reality here is that you can achieve a positive goal without violence and force. It may take longer, but it can be done. This is what the American psyche has not realized. The American psyche has this tendency to go into, what we might call an obsessive-compulsive state, where people see that there is a goal that needs to be achieved and it needs to be achieved now!

It is the epic mindset. It has to be achieved now! Therefore, the ends can justify the means. Violence and force is justified, because if we do not achieve the goal now, things will get worse. This is what you saw clearly used as a manipulative tool by Donald Trump and his administration: “Make America Great Again”, which really was a matter of preserving the white male dominance in America, which they portrayed as being under threat and that it would disappear if they did not do something now. In other words, if they did not do something about the election, they would not have a country left.

This is the kind of mindset that is underlying all of this violence, even the shootings by private people. It is a mindset that is so ingrained in the American psyche, that it will take a really decisive conscious effort to uproot it. In practical terms, it will take time. It will happen. It is clearly part of what needs to happen for America to enter the golden age and manifest the golden age. I have plans for this to happen. There are many people that are already open to it that are working towards this end. Some of them are not always balanced, nevertheless they are working towards it.

But the question really is: How much worse does the violence have to get before a critical mass of people wake up and say “Enough is enough”. It is clear that gun control is part of the issue. But it is not the ultimate solution. The ultimate solution is a shift in consciousness away from this: “Violence is justified and necessary. Violence is the only way to make a decisive change and we must make that change, and we must make it now”.

This is a version of the epic mindset that, we might say, led to the creation of America at that time. As I said, America has not transcended it and until it does it really cannot move further into the golden age. That is why you see a certain stagnation in various areas of American society. Whereas you see other nations that are moving further along because they do not have this issue that they are dealing with.

 

Copyright © 2021 Kim Michaels