The balanced approach to sex 

Question: How can I replace the unbalanced and objectified image of women and sex with a constructive and non-objectified image of women or sex in my four lower bodies? 

Kim: It’s also a very long explanation that I’m not going to read but basically, what it concerns is that if you have these very strong images, in your mind of perverted sex, that prevent you from having a more natural attitude to sex. What do you do?


 Answer from the Ascended Master Jesus through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Increasing Your Christ Discernment.

Well, sexual activity is certainly one of the tools that the fallen beings have used to manipulate people, confuse people, and create all kinds of manipulation. It’s clear that one of the major ways they have done this is by perverting sex and sexual activity into something that is very low, very dirty, very base. They have, over time, used these perverted sexual practices or images to even project into people’s consciousness these distorted images. There are demons and beasts in the collective consciousness who are projecting these images.

Now, if you have this in your consciousness, it’s because you have some kind of vulnerability, some kind of opening, that maybe goes back to past lives where you were somehow forced or pulled into participating in such activities. You need to use the tools we have given to uncover these selves and resolve the self and the belief you have about sex and why you feel so bad about the perverted aspects of sex that you cannot even focus on a more relaxed or natural expression of sexual activity.

In the end, there needs to come this decision where you simply decide that anything on earth can be and has been perverted by the fallen beings. There is no activity on earth that you can participate in, that cannot be perverted. So literally, if you allow the perversions of the fallen beings to stop you from participating in a particular activity, there is nothing you can do. You can withdraw into a secluded room and wait until you starve to death because you can’t even eat without this being perverted by the fallen beings. You simply need to look at this and say, “Well, sex is just another human activity. It’s something you can do with the physical body, and there is nothing inherently wrong or unclear or impure about it. So, I need to look at what kind of selves I have created that makes me believe that sex is dirty, and that I shouldn’t participate in it.” And so forth and so on.

You realize here that the issue or the topic of this conference is Christ discernment. When you attain Christ discernment, you can look at sexual activity and say: ” Well, the perversions are the perversions. This is not something I’m going to put my attention on, but it doesn’t mean that I can’t have a relaxed relationship to sex and enjoy it. And if I’m married, for example, that I can’t fulfill my spouse’s sexual desires and even enjoy doing so”. Again, we have said before that there is a very long tradition that spiritual people feel that sex is wrong and anti-spiritual, and you shouldn’t engage in it. This is also a projection of the fallen beings, its also some separate selves, some collective beasts in the collective consciousness, and you can resolve this as well. I’m not saying that this means that a spiritual person should have sex or should live in a relationship, but you should be able to do it without having any kind of reactionary patterns or negative feelings about it.

Basically, we can say that as you reach the higher levels of Christhood, it doesn’t mean you participate in any human activity, but there are many human activities you participate in and there is no issue with it. You are completely neutral about it. You’re not pulled in this or that direction by it, and you have no overlay of “should or shouldn’t”, or whether it’s wrong or not wrong, and this entire evaluation based on the value judgment. You can, for example, participate in social activities with other people, without evaluating whether this is spiritual or not spiritual, whether these people are spiritual or non-spiritual, and so forth, and so on. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying life on earth when you are participating in it. It doesn’t mean that it takes up your attention and it pulls you away from the spiritual path. It’s just part of life. If you are in a social setting, with family members, for example, and eating a meal, well, why not enjoy the meal? Why do you have to sit there as a spiritual person and evaluate, “Oh, should I be eating meat? Should I be taking another piece of steak? Should I be doing this should I be doing that?” This fades away when you reach the higher levels of Christhood.

 

Copyright © 2020 Kim Michaels

COVID vaccine – render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s, and unto God that which is God’s

Question: The masters have stated that population control is one of the fallen beings’ agendas. Vaccination has been shown to be an effective form of controlling the population and shown us the use of Gardasil in third world countries making the women sterile. Is vaccinating oneself with a COVID vaccine seen for the greater good and in line with Mother Mary’s recent dictation? Or where does free will come into it regarding what one consents to what goes into the body and for the good of babies and children who don’t have a say?


Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Increasing Your Christ Discernment.

Well, my beloved, we are in no way saying that you should let yourself be vaccinated with the COVID vaccine. But it’s clear that if you are in a profession, where you are critical care personnel – and if your government or even a private organization requires you to either be vaccinated or not be able to function in your job, then you need to make a decision whether you want to leave the job, or whether you want to just take the vaccination and not make a big deal out of it. Whether you want to be vaccinated needs to be an individual decision. I’m not saying you should, or you shouldn’t.

But if you live in a country, where it is required by the government, then again, you face this situation of what are the consequences of refusing to get the vaccine and what do we actually get out of protesting against it – rather than taking Jesus’s admonition to render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s, and unto God that which is God’s.

My point has been, talking about masks and vaccine, that there are certain issues that are simply not worth protesting against because they are not significant enough for your path to Christhood, or for changing society. That is where you render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s—you just do what is required without making any political or spiritual issue out of it and you render unto God that which is God’s by focusing on what is most important for your spiritual progress and your divine plan.

 

Copyright © 2020 Kim Michaels

The novel “The Master and Margarita” by Mikhail Bulgakov

Question: Was the novel “The Master and Margarita” by Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov inspired by the ascended masters? I know it was written in the Soviet Union during Stalin’s regime. The story concerns a visit by the devil to the officially atheistic Soviet Union. It combines supernatural elements with satirical dark comedy and Christian philosophy, defined categorization with a single genre. Many critics consider it to be one of the best novels of the 20th century, as well as the foremost of Soviet satires.


Answer from the Ascended Master Jesus through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Increasing Your Christ Discernment.

Well, certainly, this is an example of what we have talked about before that there can be certain books that have a certain inspiration from the ascended masters, contain certain ideas, but also contain a human-interest story or certain elements that are not in alignment with the teachings or coming from us.

You have to see this book in the context; it was not an attempt to give an entirely accurate, consistent ascended master teaching. It was an attempt to bring out some ideas within the very strict confines of what was allowed, based on censorship in the Soviet Union, but could still challenge people, as many people have been challenged by that novel.

There were people who grew up in the Soviet Union, or the Warsaw block, for whom this novel was a major eye opener that opened them to think beyond the official party line. What I’m saying is that not everything that is in the book is entirely accurate, of course, but that for its time and its place, it was, we might say, a groundbreaking book and certainly a paradigm-shifting book for those who were open minded enough for it.

I’m not necessarily saying that all ascended master students now need to go out and read the book. This is something you need to decide individually. This messenger has read parts of it but has never finished the entire book.

 

Copyright © 2020 Kim Michaels

Using and promoting ascended master teachings

Question: Is it possible for students of the ascended masters, to use the teachings and promote them on a commercial basis as a business activity, such as in a practice of spiritual psychology offered to clients?


Answer from Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Increasing Your Christ Discernment.

Well, I will answer that, because it’s clear that it is indeed possible and allowed, and the masters, in fact, encourage that. So, you have very wide freedom. I mean, you don’t have copyright on ideas. If you use certain ideas that the masters have given, you can use them together with other forms of therapy, coaching, whatever it may be. There are already some people who are doing workshops and who are using some of the ideas of the masters without tying it into the ascended master teachings. In other words, it’s promoting an idea that’s universal rather than requiring people to believe in ascended master teachings.

If you go back when I was in the Summit Lighthouse, the culture there was that the most important thing was to promote not just ascended master teachings, but also the Summit Lighthouse as the source of those teachings and the messenger for the Summit Lighthouse as the only messenger.

There you had this culture that in order to receive any particular ideas from the ascended masters, people first have to accept that the ascended masters exist, that they have messengers on earth, and Elizabeth Claire Profit is the only messenger, and the Summit Lighthouse is the only organization representing the masters. That was a very, very big hurdle to overcome, given how the whole culture was and all the many rules that were there. But today, we are in the Aquarian Age, and it’s a matter of bringing these ideas out in whatever context it’s appropriate – wherever it can help question something. It doesn’t have to be tied back to the ascended masters or to me.

I usually say that if you are taking something from an ascended master dictation (or a whole dictation) putting it on your website, then you just need to let them know that it’s copyrighted material so that people don’t get tempted to publish it. In other words, I’m not saying you can take the masters dictations and freely publish them in books, then we need to have some kind of publishing agreement. But in terms of the ideas and teachings, you’re free to use them any way you can.

 

Copyright © 2020 Kim Michaels

The path to Christhood in the Muslim culture 

Question: For the second challenge of Christ, since I’m living in a Muslim culture, does it go beyond expressing one’s creativity and way of life to speaking out openly and putting oneself in danger, as they have zero tolerance to some topics? Or should it be done from within their own religion where they can relate?


 Answer from the Ascended Master Jesus through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Increasing Your Christ Discernment.

The example I gave 2000 years ago was that I was willing to let myself be killed in order to bring forth the judgement of the fallen beings and demonstrate the higher levels of Christhood, where you don’t let anything on earth stop spirit from expressing itself through you. But that was an extreme example because it was given at the beginning of the Piscean age. This is not to say that people who are walking the path to Christhood should put themselves in danger by speaking out in situations where they can see ahead of time what the result is going to be.

However, it is important that you realize that no matter whenever I’m asked a question like this, there is no standard answer. It is individual for each person. There can still, in today’s age, be some people for whom it is part of their expression of Christhood to challenge certain authorities or certain beliefs that can put them in danger, but it is important that this comes entirely from within and is not in any way interfered with by the outer mind. There are, unfortunately, spiritual people both in ascended master organizations and elsewhere, who can make this decision with the outer mind to put themselves in danger because they think it will demonstrate their Christhood and their attainment on the path. If it is just a decision that comes from the outer mind, then it does no such thing.

Basically, what we have said, if you noticed it lately in several dictations, is that it isn’t a matter of converting people to any particular belief system, including the ascended master’s teachings. If you live in a Muslim culture, your primary goal is not to convert people to ascended master teachings, but you may still, within that context, be able to bring forth a few ideas that can help people question certain beliefs, certain customs, certain ways of doing things. This is an individual evaluation that you do not make with the outer mind, you just, we might say, you wait until you have a clear direction from within. If you don’t have a clear direction, then you wait. You still strive to walk the path, use the tools and teaching to resolve whatever selves you have, and as you resolve those selves, you will get a more clear inner direction.

Copyright © 2020 Kim Michaels

Limits of materialistic science 

Question: In electromagnetic wave functions, there was a real part and an imaginary part, describing the status of energy. What does the imaginary part mean here? Is it showing how much energy is out of the physical reality and the real part is showing how much energy is available in physical reality? If so, what does it mean that energy is out of physical reality? Is it then in some lower levels, the emotional reality or is it in the spiritual reality?


 Answer from the Ascended Master Saint Germain through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Increasing Your Christ Discernment.

Well, you know that astronomers have observed the movement of the galaxies, and based on their understanding that this movement is caused by gravity, gravitational forces, they have calculated that the mass, the physical mass, of all galaxies is not enough to explain the movements of the galaxies.That is why they have come up with the idea of dark matter, which exerts a gravitational pull, and they have also come up with the idea of dark energy, which also influences the physical.

The reality here is, that scientists have begun to realize, that based on their observations and their equations, they cannot explain everything in the physical octave by what can be observed currently as physical material phenomena. They are beginning to realize that in order to explain what they observe in the material world, they need to posit the existence of something, matter and energy, that they cannot observe. They are not, most of them, currently willing to say that it is in a different realm, but that is the reality. The reality is of course, as we have said, that there are four levels of the material universe, and, what you see in the physical material level is just effects of causes in the three higher levels.

It is not so that this is in a lower level, because the highest is the identity level, then the mental, then the emotional, and then the physical is the lowest. The flow, the natural flow through this, goes through the three higher levels and into the physical, and in some equations, you need to propose that there is something imaginary, or whatever you call it, beyond the “real” so to speak, what you can observe, in order to make the equations work. This is just a sign that material science has reached its limit, and there is a need to rethink and go beyond and find some model that there is both energy and matter that exists beyond the physical spectrum.

There are already scientists who are open to these ideas, but of course, they have not broken through at the mainstream level yet. And, if you feel so inclined, you can certainly make the calls that more and more people will be cut free to embrace these ideas, so that it can become more mainstream, or at least it can challenge the mainstream view, that everything in the material world needs to be explained by what can be observed by science currently.

 

Copyright © 2020 Kim Michaels

Sensing  the level of consciousness of other people

Question: At some point on the path, are you supposed to be able to sense the level of consciousness of another, or is this potentially pride or ego at play? This comes partly from my own experience of people who may be close in age to me, but they have a different maturity to the level than I do.


Answer from the Ascended Master Jesus through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Increasing Your Christ Discernment.

Well, we actually encourage people, at least at a certain stage of the path, to not go around consciously or deliberately evaluating your own state of consciousness or the consciousness of other people, and the reason for this is that it can very easily be tainted by this desire to be special. You want to see yourself as special, and therefore you don’t want to see other people as being more special than you are, and so, this can definitely color your ability to evaluate both your own level of consciousness and that of others.

It is clear that as you raise your Christ discernment, you will come to a point where suddenly you can receive this impulse: that a certain person is in a lower state of consciousness, or a certain person is in a higher state of consciousness, or that you have made progress to a certain stage and you need to acknowledge that, but this is not something you produce with the outer mind, this is something that comes spontaneously from your Higher Being.

 

 Copyright © 2020 Kim Michaels

Being realistic is a key to success

Question: I have a tendency for art, and I believe I try to imbue it with ascended master insights all along. Yet it has been really hard to make something out of it, both economically and professionally, to the point that I’m starting to feel that I need to pass beyond it. And yet somehow it is almost the only thing that I love to do, and that more or less I’m good at — or because of failure, starting to question my real capacities. Is the universe telling us to move on to other things when we knock on doors that won’t open?


Answer from the Ascended Master Jesus through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Increasing Your Christ Discernment.

Well, this is, again, one of these enigmas on the path. There are certainly many, many people, both spiritual people and other forms of creative people, who have had difficulty being recognized for their abilities. There are certainly instances where people have knocked on doors that have not opened, and they have continued to knock, and continued to knock, and it is because they were actually meant to go in a different direction. But there are, of course, also instances and you will find them over and over again, even from childhood: “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again.” And there are instances where you need to keep knocking until something opens.

However, when you are facing something that does not produce results, the constructive approach to take, is that the reason the door has not opened is that there is something in you that you have not seen, something you have not resolved. In other words, it may not be that the door is not opening because it cannot be opened by you, but it may be that the door isn’t opening because you have not found the right key — because you have a certain separate self that is blocking you from discovering that key. So the constructive assumption to make here, is that you need to then use the tools we have given, to expose whatever selves you have that relate to your creative efforts.

What I also will say is that nobody has said that you have to create art that is based on ascended master ideas or images. If you are to be successful as a commercial artist, you need to look at what is it the market needs, and then you provide that. Sometimes, after time, you can have built a certain name for yourself in a field, and then you can introduce ascended master ideas.

Many ascended master students have gone into a state of mind where they think that: “If I use the ascended masters’ teachings (it does not have to be art, it can be other fields) then the masters will magically make sure that I will be successful.” But this cannot happen, due to the nature of the field, the collective consciousness, whatever is going on in that field, whether it is art or science or something else. You have to be realistic. You cannot expect that we can magically change conditions in the world, because that would require us to set aside the collective consciousness, and that is a violation of free will.

You have to make a realistic assessment of the field you want to go into. Look at what are the requirements in the field for you to get established in that field. Then once you are established, you may be able to introduce certain ideas here. But you take it one step at a time. You introduce one idea that may shift something, but you cannot expect that you can introduce the fullness of whatever insights you have received from our teachings into any field, because people will not be able to deal with it. You have to be realistic and go step by step, and then gradually introduce more and more.

 

Copyright © 2020 Kim Michaels

How to interact with non-spiritual people 

Question: Seeing that the masters are encouraging an age of community, how can we balance the notion that we are students of what seems to be a very radical teaching, compared with more established common popular ideologies, and still be communal with people that have nothing to do with what we believe? I sometimes feel that I bring out more, ‘better’ energies when I’m alone. But too I feel some inner drive to be more social, by always having a tendency toward introversion, and yet I feel almost canceled by social interactions when I take part in them. Sometimes it really feels like we are the only olive tree in a forest of acacias.


Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Increasing Your Christ Discernment.

Well, this is one of these enigmas on the path of how to deal with you being a spiritual person, and interacting with people who are not spiritual. But it is important for you to build a certain interaction with people who are not in the same spiritual teaching, because it is the only way to really prevent what we have seen in so many spiritual movements, where they create this self-reinforcing spiral that actually blinds them to many things.

An organization can create a collective consciousness, a certain culture, that pulls people in, and can have many not-so-constructive effects, for example, it can make an entire group of people feel they are very, very special, and this can encourage a certain sense of spiritual pride. They can build a certain sense of idolatry of the leader, of the movement, and many other things that are not constructive.

So, it is important to have some contact with people who are not spiritual, just as a frame of reference. Of course, when you deal with what we have told you in this conference, especially the desire to feel special, then it becomes easier to interact with other people.

This doesn’t mean that you need to partake in any kind of social interaction. There is no reason to go to a club and dance to rock music and drink alcohol in order to be social. You can have another social interaction, like this messenger who has participated in social events all of his life without drinking alcohol.

And you can still talk to people about what they talk about, and you don’t have an intention with the outer mind that you should change them or convert them, but you are neutral, and you are attuned, and once in a while you may receive some impulse from your higher self that you can express as an idea that either helps people or challenges some of their beliefs. It is not that you have to convert them, but you just plant a seed. You give them some idea that maybe over time they can process, and it helps shift their awareness.

 

Copyright © 2020 Kim Michaels

Spiritual perspective on the chronic fatigue 

Question: I have had chronic fatigue my whole life. It appears that it results from the activity of the Epstein-Barr virus in my body. Millions of lives are affected by that same virus. What is the spiritual cause for that condition?


Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Increasing Your Christ Discernment.

Well, you have to be careful to consider what you mean with the “spiritual cause.” There is, of course, a physical aspect of this, namely, a virus in the body. And I know we have said that everything in the physical octave is the effect of causes in the three higher realms. So, you cannot really say that there is a spiritual cause for a virus. There is a virus in the higher realms, in the emotional, mental and identity, but that is not really a spiritual cause.

Any virus is the result of a lower state of consciousness, certain beliefs and images that are in the collective consciousness, and you have taken this in and it makes you vulnerable to the physical virus entering your body and your cells. There is, in other words, not an immune response in your cells that can consume the virus and it is  because it is not seen as a foreign element by your immune system. And the reason it isn’t seen as a foreign element, is because there is some corresponding self, there is a belief in your emotional, mental and identity bodies.

In the case of viruses that produce fatigue, there is not just one single cause, but what you need to ponder here, and why you need our tools to come to see these separate selves is, that it is very, very easy for people, especially avatars, but also the original inhabitants, to feel overwhelmed by conditions in the physical octave. You feel so overwhelmed dealing with conditions, dealing with the conflicts that you see.

You are overwhelmed, not just physically, but emotionally, adjusting to all of these emotions that are constantly coming up in your emotional body when you experience certain outer conditions.

You are exhausted, overwhelmed mentally, because you cannot understand why all of these things are going on, and you cannot understand what to do about it. And you can even be overwhelmed at the identity level, because you don’t yet have this clear sense of who you are as a spiritual being, and you don’t understand why you are here, what made you come to this earth, why, as some people feel, you have deserved to be here, or why God is punishing you by putting you on a planet like this. There can be many of these subtle beliefs, and it makes you feel overwhelmed.

In order to feel less overwhelmed, you are attempting to build sort of an armor around yourself. It is comparable to building a physical buffer zone, a wall around your body. Imagine that you are making bricks out of clay and stacking them up so you build a wall around your physical body, and you make it thicker and thicker so it can withstand the attacks from without.

What many people have done over many lifetimes, when they didn’t have a spiritual path, and the teachings we are giving, is that you have attempted to use fear-based energy to build a wall around your emotional body that can keep energies out, so you do not feel so overwhelmed. And you build walls in the mental and identity realms as well. Well, of course this takes effort, and so it creates a resistance in your four lower bodies, and it is this resistance that actually makes you feel tired.

Chronic fatigue is therefore not just a physical thing, but of course it has a physical parallel, that can be not necessarily caused by a virus, but certainly reinforced by the virus. But it really is something that starts in the three higher bodies by this sense of being overwhelmed. Of course, I am not saying that you should not take whatever physical precautions you can take to deal with a specific form of virus. But if you really want to overcome this, you need to use our tools to work on the three higher bodies and discover these separate selves, these beliefs you have about this planet, and the resistance you feel.

I would say that certainly the majority, not all spiritual people, but the majority of spiritual people, are dealing with fatigue in some way or another. And it is simply because you are spiritual because you realize that there must be a higher reality than what you see on earth. And you are therefore overwhelmed by the contrast, where you know there are so many things on earth that shouldn’t be happening. This creates this resistance in you that takes energy to uphold, and therefore you are draining your energy, instead of being able to use it for more creative purposes. When you overcome this resistance by overcoming the selves and the beliefs, you will free up some of this energy, and you will have more energy.

But you also need to be aware as a spiritual person that: Why are you a spiritual person? You are spiritual because you are sensitive to energy. In other words, you are spiritual because you sense that there are energies that are higher than what you see on earth. There is a spiritual realm beyond it. But sensitivity can also make you sensitive to lower energies, and that means that you can be more sensitive to people’s suffering.  And this can be overwhelming to you as well, and cause you fatigue, because again, you feel frustrated — what can you do to alleviate people’s suffering? But you cannot stop yourself from feeling it.

And that is where again, you need to use the tools for spiritual protection. But you also again, need to uncover those selves that make you think that you have to feel people’s energies. As we have said before, you don’t have to feel people’s energy and let them pull you down, and let other people pull you into their emotional reactionary patterns.

 

Copyright © 2020 Kim Michaels

How to build attunement with the Christ within

Question: My question is regarding the exercise of attunement that Jesus has given. For those of us who seem to struggle with visualization techniques due to overactive imaginations and not necessarily a lack of giving protection decrees, are there perhaps any other technique you could recommend to build attunement with the Christ within?


Answer from the Ascended Master Jesus through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Increasing Your Christ Discernment.

Well, there are many techniques. In a sense decrees, invocations, is a tool that doesn’t require you to visualize. Another possibility is to still the mind and again this can be difficult when you have an, as you say, over active imagination.

You can use various tools for meditation where you focus on your breathing, you take very deep breaths for a time, you focus on breathing in and out, try to keep your attention on your breath. And after some time of breathing deeply, you attempt to relax the body. You can lie down while doing this. And then you find what Saint Germain has called a point of stillness within you. It isn’t a specific physical location. It is just simply a point of stillness. And then you attempt to, not force your attention, but just keep your attention on that point of stillness for as long as possible. Inevitably thoughts or images will come. But when you become aware of the thoughts, you just pull your attention back to the point of stillness.

You are not trying to get answers to specific questions. The more neutral you can be, the better. And this is what trips up some people when they attempt to do this attunement exercise. They are seeking answers to a specific question. They are seeking help to overcome a specific problem. And this colors their mind, so they cannot be in that state of listening grace, in that state of neutral awareness that is required for you to receive an impulse from the Christ mind.

You can also make a decision that you are not attempting to get specific answers. You are just seeking to experience some connection, some contact, some experience with the Christ mind, or with me as an ascended master, or with another ascended master, or even with your I Am Presence and Christ self. You are opening yourself to an experience without seeking a specific answer.

 

Copyright © 2020 Kim Michaels

Healing work and therapy

Question: My question is regarding the psychological concept of Shadow Work. It would seem this is not too dissimilar from what the masters refer to as: ‘Letting our separate selves die’. Sometimes intense discomfort bordering on pain can accompany this work, in the heart chakra and elsewhere. Are these unpleasant episodes due to the prince of this world still having an inroad in our four lower bodies? Would the masters care to comment on this concept and the related unpleasant episodes one can experience?


Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Increasing Your Christ Discernment.

Well instead of being too specific here I would like to give a general comment about any kind of healing work and therapy. It is unavoidable that when you are going into the psychology, whether you use this method or that method to probe the subconscious mind, there can be things stirred up that can be quite unpleasant.

In some cases, it can be projections from dark forces that are seeking to scare you from looking into the subconscious, or that are seeking to make it as difficult or as painful as possible. In other cases, it is caused because you have untransmuted fear-based energy, in for example your emotional body. When you go into the subconscious mind you reach this reservoir of this energy, and it can cause pain in your heart chakra, or the chakras, or even in the physical body.

The answer that I want to give in general is, that with any kind of therapy that you engage in as an ascended master student, it is important to make the calls for spiritual protection, to make calls for Astrea to cut you free from the astral plane or lower beings and to make the calls for the Violet Flame to transmute any energy in your four lower bodies, especially the emotional body. If you do the so-to-speak, spiritual work, the alpha aspect of healing, then the Omega aspect of any form of therapy will work better and will be less painful.

 

Copyright © 2020 Kim Michaels

Question about hypnotherapy

Question: I have taken an appointment with a person who does hypnosis, but now I hesitate. In some of the recorded sessions, the people hypnotized are channeling the ascended master Jesus and Mother Mary, but they speak weird things, so I think it is not you speaking. Is it valuable for me to honor my appointment?


Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Increasing Your Christ Discernment.

Well, this is a decision that you need to make yourself, but if you already have hesitation about it, then you might consider why you are desiring to participate in hypnotherapy. Is it to resolve something in your psychology that you can’t see? In that case it could be valuable to do , but you might be able to find a therapist who is more focused on that, rather than producing some kind of phenomenon.

It is true that there are many, many people, whether it is during therapy or in other ways, in the entire channeling community who are desiring to feel special, by producing some kind of phenomena that can impress other people, and this is not something you want to engage in as an ascended master student.

You can benefit from hypnotherapy, in terms of healing your psychology, perhaps even coming to see certain selves, but that is really the only benefit you need to be concerned about, as an ascended master student. You need to simply let those who are interested in phenomena, do what they need to do, and you don’t take part in it.

 

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Implementing the ideas from the ascended masters 

Question: During the conference and listening to what the masters have to say, I feel like I can accept the ideas that they are presenting to us. It is the same with my Christ Self and I Am Presence, I am able to receive these ideas and know the validity in them. However, when it gets to my emotional body, I can begin to see that these ideas begin to get tainted by emotions of anger and irritation. It starts as excitement and clarity but moves towards these less constructive emotional reactions. Can the masters comment on this process?


Answer from the Ascended Master Jesus through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Increasing Your Christ Discernment.

 Well, it is what we have given quite a number of teachings on, that you have four lower bodies and that when we give a dictation for example, or even for many of you, in other contexts, the Conscious You is temporarily liberated from, at least to some degree, from the four lower bodies. Instead of seeing a new idea presented by us through the filter of the four lower bodies you are seeing it directly, you are receiving it more directly. That is why you have an experience of being in an elevated state of consciousness during a dictation and therefore you see with greater clarity.  

 But then of course, when you are out of the force field of a dictation, going back to your normal state of consciousness, you still remember the idea, but now you are starting again to see it through the filter of your four lower bodies, and that is why there is a certain resistance to implementing the ideas, and why it often is so that you can see with great clarity what you need to do, but then you can’t really implement it.

 What you simply need to do here is to recognize that this is because there are some selves or some accumulated energy in your four lower bodies, and you need to use our tools to clear it. And as you clear it, you will find that it will be easier and easier for you to grasp our ideas, but it will also be easier to maintain that feeling, and to implement these ideas in your life.

 Now don’t fall into the trap of thinking that you have to implement all of the ideas we give because as we said before, when we give a dictation, we give ideas for a broad range of people, so, what you need to do is find the one idea from a dictation that mostly appeals to you, and then contemplate that idea and then maybe later you can read the same dictation and pick up on another idea. You need to not be frantic about this and come down on yourself, you need to recognize you are at a certain level, and as you continue to strive to raise your consciousness you will gradually increase your ability to implement the ideas you receive.

 

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The relation between energy and information

Question: From Einstein we know that matter is actually lower vibration energy, but what is the relation between energy and information? Is it somewhat similar that information can be transformed into energy and vice versa on some level, or is the relation between them very different?


 Answer from the Ascended Master Saint Germain through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Increasing Your Christ Discernment.

Well, matter is energy that has been transformed into a different state, but what transforms the energy into the state of matter is information, so we can say that information is what causes energy to take on a certain form and a certain direction.

However, you need to consider what you mean with ‘information’. In the modern world there’s a tendency to say that information is data. In other words, you know some facts, you have some factual knowledge, and this is information. But in reality, the information that causes energy to take on the specific form is not really what you call data.

It is however, the images that self-aware beings, co-creators, hold in their minds, and this is more than what you just call data, it is more than factual knowledge, it is also visual images, sensations, beliefs, and so forth. In other words, it cannot be reduced to the kind of data that for example a computer can deal with and analyze and categorizing and so forth, it is more than that.

It is the totality of what goes on in your four lower bodies that is being super imposed upon the energy that you receive from the I AM Presence and that then takes on the form based on the contents of your four lower bodies. Of course, with the Elohim when they created the Earth, they didn’t have four lower bodies, but they also formulated in their minds a certain image that was more than just data, more than just information.

 

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Progress and the upward spiral in Ukraine 

Question: More than a year has passed since the conference in Ukraine. Has the collective consciousness of Ukrainians made progress, and what are the prospects for Ukraine in terms of liberation from the influence of collective entities, which are trying with all their might to slow down economic, social and spiritual development in Ukraine?


Answer from the Ascended Master Saint Germain  through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Increasing Your Christ Discernment.

Well the conference in Ukraine was, as we said at the time, a great turning point for the nation, but as we also said at the time that it will take some time. It will be a gradual process for Ukraine to break free from these old momentums that exist in the collective consciousness. Certainly, progress has been made in the last year, partly because of the invocations and decrees given by students, partly also because of the President’s willingness to really look beyond the traditional way of doing politics in Ukraine.

There are also a number of people who have been cut free by your decrees, to look for new ideas, but as we have said many times, there is a limit to how much a leader can change a nation because it also requires a change in the collective consciousness, so this will take some time to accomplish.

What I really want to say is that an upward momentum has been started, an upward spiral has been started, and if you continue to make your calls and invocations, then it will continue to grow. Do not be too concerned about seeing specific outer results, because again, it is a complicated equation for what happens in the collective consciousness.

People need to be ready; a critical mass of people need to be ready for a certain change. When you look at the history of Ukraine, you can see that there are many difficulties in the Ukrainian nation, many events from the past that have created momentums and collective entities and divisions in the collective consciousness and it will take time to overcome them, so continue the good work, but be patient in terms of looking out for specific results.

 

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 Men who fear the rule of women

Question: Will women who do well also help those men born in a poor family? It is possible that many men simply do not know women very well and this is a chance for women to show that they are caring and will help both men and women.


Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Increasing Your Christ Discernment.

Well, you will see that women, because of what we said in our teachings about women and because they have more of a mother instinct, they will as leaders not act as men have been doing. And so it is clear that women will create more equalitarian societies and they will not set themselves up as tyrants.

This is not to say that we envisioned that there will be any countries that will exclusively be led by women. There will ideally always be a balance of men and women who can complement each other. But even if women were allowed to rule, they would not be as unbalanced as men have been and still are in many nations.

So, what you actually see here is that these men who fear the rule of women, are as you correctly say, they don’t know women. And the reason they don’t know women is that they are projecting male psychology onto women. They think that women have the same basic psychology as men and therefore if women are put in the same position of power as men have had, they will act like the men are doing. Now I know you can point to certain historical female rulers who have acted like tyrants, but this is not what you will see in the modern world, certainly not the democratic part of the world.

 

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What can men do to overcome the negative attitude towards women

Question: Some men, especially men born in a poor situation, fear that women are taking over completely and will rule the world and men within a short time. What can men do to overcome these fears?


 Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Increasing Your Christ Discernment.

Well, most men will not be open to an ascended master teaching, so there is nothing we can really say other than simply let things work out so that these men see if their fears are justified, which they won’t be. But if you are more spiritually aware, you can of course realize that this comes from a separate self that has been created by this male dominant culture that you find in many parts of the world, where men have a negative attitude towards women, are very suspicious of women, and especially of women being in leadership or decision making positions.

There is no reality to it, but it has been projected into the collective consciousness of certain nations for so long, that many men have created these separate selves that actually believe that women will be tyrants and will enslave men, as women have been enslaved by men in the past or still are in some nations.

 

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Why women are growing taller nowadays 

Question: Many women are growing taller, some nearly as tall as men and sometimes even taller. Is this a result of the Law of Transcendence?


Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Increasing Your Christ Discernment.

No, it isn’t a spiritual cause. It is primarily better nutrition that is causing both men and women to grow taller and therefore balance some of the discrepancy between the height of men and women.

There is of course, no natural cause why women should be less tall than men but there has been some traditional causes in the sense that men have been eating more or eating differently because they had to do hard physical work or they had to be ready to go into a battle and therefore, it was perceived that they had to be physically strong. But since this has faded away in many countries where the physical strength of a man is not as important, it has allowed things to balance to their natural level.

 

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Wish-fulfilling jewel and Dhyani Buddhas

Question: The East West invocation for the retrieval of lost soul fragments makes a reference to their magnificent wish fulfilling jewel in a call to Ratnasambhava. Will the masters please explain what that is? 

Answer from Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Increasing Your Christ Discernment.

I actually sense that the masters don’t really want to explain this because the Dhyani Buddhas at least in some Buddhist movements are seen as meditation Buddha’s. In other words, you are meant to meditate on them and even though we see the Dhyani Buddhas as ascended masters and as real ascended beings, they don’t want to give us something more concrete that the linear mind can use to categorize or understand or comprehend it.

The important thing about Dhyani Buddhas is to use them in their capacity. We can meditate on them, we can give their invocations that mentions them. There are many in the “Fulfilling Your Highest Spiritual Potential” book. You can also look at these qualities that they have and the perversions and you can meditate on this and seek to receive insights directly from the Dhyani Buddha’s. But this has to bypass the linear mind and that is why they don’t want to give a teaching that the linear mind can grab onto and that can actually block your intuitive attunement.

 

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What is the most important thing to pray for on behalf of France and the French? 

Question: What are the most important points to pray for on behalf of France and the French?


Answer from the Ascended Master Saint Germain through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Increasing Your Christ Discernment.

Well, France is a complicated nation. It actually has a deep division in the collective psyche, because the Catholic Church still has a deep influence on many among the French people. At the same time, France is one of the most secular people in Europe, meaning that it has a large group of people who are firmly convinced of the materialistic view of life and are against all religion.

As a result of this very, very deep division and this animosity between these two groups, you will see that France has a lower level of what you might call spiritual, but not religious people. In other words, people who are open to non-standard spiritual teachings, whether it is ascended master teachings or something else. The most important thing you could pray for right now is that more and more people would be cut free and awakened so they could embrace a spiritual teaching, that is an alternative to both the Catholic Church and materialism.

If you take what I have said about the golden age, then there will not be one religion that will dominate the golden age. Neither will scientific materialism dominate the golden age. There will be a universal outlook, a universal set of ideas based on the simply neutral objective recognition that human beings have a higher potential, that they are more than material beings. There can be many different ways that people acknowledge this potential and seek to develop it. But the development of people’s higher potential will be a theme.

And it should be something that also can appeal to many people in the French nation, and many other nations that are also in the process of challenging the Catholic Church, or Islam or any other religion that has been dominant in that nation for a long time, and therefore are facing this very delicate balancing act of how do you challenge a traditional religion without flipping to the other dualistic extreme of scientific materialism? Many nations are facing this challenge and it is certainly something that you can make the calls for, both for France and other nations that there will be a critical mass of people that will be cut free, so they can embrace that middle way between these two extremes.

 

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How visualizations and affirmations work 

Question: If I use a self-made affirmation of just two lines without invoking the light, for example: “I am utilizing my talents to my highest potential for the mutual benefit of myself and people on the planet”. Will this result in the creation of a separate self? What if it is said hundreds of times a day? Will it be able to eventually override the separate selves that are blocking our progress? Or is it just going to complicate things still more?


Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Increasing Your Christ Discernment.

Well, my beloved the answer is yes and no. You have a very long tradition on this planet of positive mental attitude using certain visualization techniques such as treasure mapping and giving positive affirmations. And there is validity to it in the sense that for a time, it can have a positive effect on overriding some of the selves that you have that block your abundance for example.

But if you continue to do it beyond a certain point, then it is correct that it will simply create a separate self. Unfortunately, you have many of these people who have been into these affirmations, visualizations, manifesting and positive mental attitude who have simply created separate selves that are in a constant battle with their other separate selves that are blocking their abundance. So you now have two groups of separate selves that are fighting with each other and it all ties up your energy, your attention even your subconscious energy, so that you have less energy left over to actually manifest more abundance.

Now, this is not to say that there is no validity to these movements that promote this positive mental attitude. There was nothing else at the time because there wasn’t the awareness of psychology. So there was no possibility of bringing forth the teachings that you have today about the separate selves. So people had to do something and this was one way to at least create some improvement.

For some people, it has worked relatively well. But that is usually because they have reached some resolution of psychology in past lives, so that this could work for them. But you will also see if you look at these movements that many, many people have applied themselves and been disappointed, because of the lack of results. This is simply because there isn’t the resolution of psychology that makes this work. It is clear that the deeper approach to this is to look at the psychology and resolve the separate selves that are blocking your progress, whether it’s abundance or something else, instead of creating other separate selves to suppress them. That way you can free up your energies, and the more you free up your energies from being tied up in these structures in your subconscious mind, the more energy you have to fulfill your goals.

 

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Providing services for free

Question: What is the perspective of the ascended masters concerning providing services for free, such as healing, counseling, coaching, etc.?


 Answer from the Ascended Master Jesus through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Increasing Your Christ Discernment.

Well, you could say that it has worked out quite well for this messenger, who from the beginning has provided a large number of teachings on the websites for free. The same thing can be said for anyone who is providing any service. In order to get started, in order to get established, it can be very valid and valuable to provide something for free.

Even later, it can still be valuable to give a certain amount of free teachings. You can consider the concept of tithing and say that you would give away a certain number, whether it’s exactly ten percent, or some other number of free services, which would then attract to yourself new clients and therefore grow your service.

It is part of the whole concept of multiplying the talents, that you are willing to give something away for free, instead of looking with the linear mind to always get payment for services rendered and to get the exact payment—to get your “pound of flesh” so to speak.

 

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There are limits to what you can understand with the linear mind 

Question: I cannot wrap my head around one thing, and I realized that my thinking about the topic is too linear. Nevertheless, it would be great to get some input, as explained by the ascended masters, everything is always expanding, including the Creator itself. So how is it possible that one can unify again with the Creator consciousness when everything is always expanding? Are there beings from lower spheres, let’s say the fourth or the fifth spheres that have become one with the Creator consciousness already?


 Answer from the Ascended Master Jesus through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Increasing Your Christ Discernment.

Well, it is correct to say that with the linear mind you cannot resolve questions like this. It is true that the Creator is continually expanding its sense of self. So how can you reach that level that the Creator has attained by being at the Creator level and growing from there? It would seem to the linear mind that you first have to go to the level where your Creator started, or the level where your Creator was at when you were created, and then you have to catch up to where the Creator has grown to in the Creator consciousness, and you will never be able to do this.

But this isn’t actually what is meant with this. It means that you can still come into unity with the Creator even though the Creator has raised its consciousness. You can still attain the level of the Creator consciousness. This is not something that the linear mind can understand, can grasp, but I can assure you that when you have raised your consciousness to that level the enigma will disappear.

Now in terms of the question of whether there are beings who were created in your world of form that have attained the Creator level of consciousness? Yes, there are some from the first sphere, not from the lower the spheres that were created after the first one, but from the first sphere there are some that have.

 

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How to solve the problem of prostitution 

Question: Should prostitution be legal like in the Netherlands or should it be illegal like in other countries? Maybe it should be treated in a way Sweden does. In Sweden, the client is punished but not the woman who is working in this capacity.


Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Increasing Your Christ Discernment.

Well, another example of a question that doesn’t have a strictly black and white answer. It is clear that there are certain countries that have decided to legalize prostitution because they have come to the realization that it is a phenomenon that will be there regardless.

So, when it is illegal it will be forced underground, which means the people who are working in that area will have no protection, no legal recourse. There will be no oversight or regulation of it, whereas when you legalize something then there can be some oversight and some protection against for example, human trafficking and women being forced into prostitution.

Is this the ideal solution? No, of course not. Is the solution enacted in Sweden ideal? No, but it can also be a valid solution for some countries. It is clear that in the long term the solution to prostitution is that the demand goes away whereby the supply also will dry up. For the foreseeable future of course, this will only mean that those who are organizing prostitution will move to other countries where there is still a demand and there will be a demand for a long time in the future.

But nevertheless, it is clear that as part of raising the collective consciousness there will be some nations that will come to that point of recognizing that as a part of basic humanity, prostitution simply isn’t acceptable to them anymore. This will then raise the collective consciousness so that people, also those who are buying prostitution, will be able to rise above this need and find another way to deal with their sexual desires.

This is not a simple thing, because we have talked about before, how the abuse of women comes from advertising, where mens’ sex drive is artificially inflated. These things will need to be addressed before you can come to the point where the demand for prostitution fades away.

 

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Measuring the progress, trends and the growth of society

Question: Was the measurement of the global peace index (GPI) influenced by the ascended masters?


Answer from the Ascended Master Saint Germain through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Increasing Your Christ Discernment.

Yes, it was inspired by us, not necessarily that we support everything that is done or the entire methodology, because this of course can be measured in many different ways but it is important to have some way of measuring which countries are more peaceful than others. What is the difference between more peaceful and less peaceful countries? What is it that creates division in a country and makes a country more likely to war with its neighbors?

It is clear that this and many other attempts to measure certain indexes and measure the progress is an important part of the world becoming more aware of what forces drive change and what forces work against change. You have a unique situation in the world today, because you have computer technology that can store amounts of data that could not have been stored earlier and you have the technology that can process large amounts of data. Therefore, you can do things with statistics that were unthinkable 30 or 40 years ago. It is very necessary to use this kind of capacity to look at many aspects of life, many aspects of the evolution of nations and institutions and history and see what are the trends that can be learned.

As we have said, if you look back and see the trends, see beyond the outer actual events, but see the underlying trends, then you can project those trends in the future and see that if nothing changes this is likely to be the result. I’m not saying this is always going to be accurate, but it is important in terms of making people become more aware of what is happening and which direction society is going. Naturally, there is always the possibility that these things can be manipulated, can be misinterpreted like you see in the climate debate. But nevertheless, it is still a necessary part of the growth of the collective consciousness.

 

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What is the next step for Switzerland to take? 

Question: I have a question about Switzerland. Recently, there was a vote concerning big companies that are domiciled in Switzerland. The initiative suggested that the company should be held responsible for any violation of human rights abroad and held responsible for environmental damage in other countries. The majority of the people voted yes, which is a great progress but unfortunately, without a majority of the states, which means it was turned down. I realize that there is a big fear in the collective consciousness in Switzerland. Its citizens feel that with moving more towards unity, or for that reason embracing diversity, they will lose something. This is shown in Switzerland not entering the EU, with inequality of women in certain areas. And also, the attitude towards fugitives or refugees and many more of these examples. It sometimes feels like an island in the middle of Europe, where people believe it is safe, so we better not change too much. Sometimes, it seems quite strange to me: on the one hand, a very progressive nation with this direct democracy, lots of innovative drive, and on the other hand, these regressive attitudes in some other areas. I appreciate your perspective also about what is the next step for Switzerland to take and how we can bring it about.


Answer from the Ascended Master Saint Germain through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Increasing Your Christ Discernment.

Switzerland is certainly a unique nation in the world. And it is partly due to its geographic location, where the mountains have various effects. Now, there are some people who will say that mountains are spiritual. You see in India, how they revere the Himalayas as the location for many spiritual people, even spiritual communities. And there is a certain reality to it, that this massive rock gives a certain stability in a country. This can have certain spiritual aspects where people can withdraw to the mountains, and therefore be somewhat isolated from the hustle and bustle of the marketplace in the world, and lead a more secluded existence.

But you also see that there is a tendency in mountainous areas, that people are very conservative, not very progressive and willing to change things. You see the same thing in Switzerland. And you see also that the mountains in Switzerland, are actually acting as a division between different groups of people: the German speaking, the French speaking, the Italian speaking, and so forth, and so on. You see that Switzerland is really not a particularly homogenous nation. The population has a different mindset in the Italian, the French and the German speaking parts, and it goes quite deep. You could say that you actually have three countries in one that are trying to coexist by ignoring their differences.

The next step that Switzerland could take would be that people would start openly acknowledging the differences, talking about them and talking about whether they could be resolved, and a more unified national consciousness could emerge. Or whether these differences are simply so deep that it should be acknowledged that they cannot be resolved.

If you look at the more long-term perspective of the golden age, I have already talked about how nation states will become obsolete at a certain point. I have talked about how there can be certain regions that build a deeper sense of unity. And this could mean that national boundaries get blurred, and that even some nations will be split up or disappear. So, I know that this is not something that many Swiss people are willing to even consider. But it is nevertheless one of the important steps that Switzerland could take to have an open debate.

Do we actually have a future as one nation? Or should we split into three nations that then can divide individually, whether they will join Italy, France, or Germany, or perhaps even find a way to cooperate with Austria. I am not saying that there is a particular outcome here that needs to happen. What I am saying is that the debate itself could help the Swiss nation progress, where people could confront some of these questions and issues that they have not, so far, been willing to confront.

What we see in the Swiss nation, not only in the Swiss nation, but certainly in the Swiss nation is an unwillingness to confront certain issues that are deemed to be too confrontational, too extreme, too difficult to resolve. There is a tendency to ignore issues. And there is especially a tendency to let the different regions have certain differences that really are not compatible with a national awareness as a whole. Like, for example, the treatment of women in some regions that is far behind what it is in the rest of the nation and in the rest of Europe. This is just one example.

There needs to be a more open debate about what kind of nation is Switzerland? What is the national identity? Is there really a unified national identity? And is it possible, is it even desirable for us to continue as one country?

 

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How Africa can get closer to the golden age 

Question: After Ghana attained independence in 1957, ethnic divisions have not been fully resolved, leading to coup d’états until 1992, when we now have a stable country—one of the examples in Africa. But currently these ethnic and religious divisions have surfaced with the “EWE” group, who are one of the minorities threatening to break away. Ghana goes to the polls on the seventh of December 2020 to either change or retain the current government. As part of issues of corruption against the government, citizens, especially minority ethnic groups, feel unsafe. How can Ghana resolve her divisions and progress towards the golden age as an example in Africa? Do the master see this possibility in Ghana and Africa as a whole?


Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Increasing Your Christ Discernment.

As we have said before, the situation on the African continent is very complex. We have given teachings on this and really, even though some countries are further ahead in the process than others, you still see that there is always these ethnic divisions that go back to the tribal period, where Africa was so divided into many different tribes.

You have of course seen other parts of the world who also have this tribal phase, where small tribes saw themselves as being different from or in opposition to other tribes because they were competing for scarce natural resources. What you have seen in other parts of the world is that the tribal consciousness can be completely overcome, but it usually takes quite some time, certainly generations. But it is overcome when people realize that they can actually attain a greater material standard of living by working together then by working against each other based on these tribal divisions.

Now, the difficulty in all nations is, of course, that there is always a tendency that when a nation moves out of the tribal phase, it can very easily move into the feudal phase, as you saw in the feudal societies of Europe, where you have a power elite that basically enslaves the broad population. And because parts of the world have moved beyond this phase, there is a pull on Africa to either not go into this phase, as you saw exemplified in the colonial age, or to move through it more quickly than, for example, European nations did.

You see here that Africa is being pulled by the rest of the world, to move from the tribal phase to a more modern state, much more quickly than has been done in any other part of the world. And it is natural and understandable that this will give various problems. It is very difficult for people to move so quickly through these stages.

There really is no one thing that is like the magic bullet that would help Ghana or other nations in Africa move through this phase. There will be some conflicts, there will be issues that need to be dealt with, and it is something that will take time. It might require certain confrontations, a certain willingness to look at the national mindset, the collective consciousness, and acknowledge the divisions instead of seeking to suppress them. You can create stability by suppressing divisions. This you see in many parts of the world, but it only works for a certain time, and then the divisions will surface again, and unless they are resolved, then the country cannot move forward.

One of the important factors would be a willingness to acknowledge the divisions, to acknowledge that different people have different issues that are valid issues and to address them, to discuss them openly in the public forum, and to have the government do whatever it can to address these issues and these divisions.

Basically, you need to come to a point where a population begins to see itself as more homogenous. People begin to be able to see beyond these outer divisions, and they realize that they are all part of the country and that the country can really only prosper if all people in that country prosper. You look at some of the more affluent nations in the world, such as the European countries in Northern Europe, and you see that they have today a much more homogenous population, but they did not always have this. They have attained this by people gradually, over generations coming to see beyond the divisions and accepting that they have a common consciousness, a common national identity.

This is what can happen in some of these African nations. But you also need to recognize that you have a very difficult to solve problem in Africa, because many of the current African nations were created during the colonial age. And this was where the colonial powers from Europe drew boundaries, in some cases, in very artificial ways based on a temporary situation, a temporary balance of power between, say, the Germans and the British, and therefore a line was drawn there, not taking into consideration the history of that area—the various tribal divisions found in that area.

If you were to look at this realistically, some of the boundaries in Africa should actually be redrawn, so that you can create more homogenous populations based on the history of that area. But whether this is even possible or realistic, given the consciousness that you have already built of a certain national consciousness, that is an open question. But it is certainly one of these things that ideally could be considered. So that you could look at a certain population living in a certain area and redraw certain boundaries so that they had their own nation, and that there were not any minorities in that nation, because they belong to another nation where they could be more part of the majority.

But I realize, of course, that this is a very complex issue and it is not something that is likely to be addressed in the near future.

 

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A practical, material renewal in India

Question: Could the ascended masters explain why many religions keep forming in India, in ancient and medieval times, including comparatively lesser-known ones such as Jainism and Sikhism? Were these influenced by the ascended masters? And why is it not happening now, considering the descending spiral of law and order, as well as religious, linguistic, social, economic, and political agenda issues in India?


Answer from the Ascended Master More through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Increasing Your Christ Discernment.

Well, my beloved, India is, of course, a very vast and very complex country. What you saw in the past ages, in some areas of the world was a proliferation of new religions. Some of them were inspired by the ascended masters, at least to some degree. And this was because we attempted to renew the Indian nation, from being so stuck in the Hindu spiral, the spiral created by the Hindu religion.

What you see today is that there are not so many new religious or spiritual movements springing up because there has actually been a shift in the collective consciousness of India, where there is a certain realization that the primary goal for India right now is not a spiritual renewal but a practical, material renewal.

What really needs to happen in India is to overcome poverty. And there is no more important step that the Indian nation can take, than to raise the majority of the Indian population out of poverty. This is a necessary phase that India is going through and is engaged in. And until there has been a certain critical level reached in terms of overcoming poverty, there is no point in any religious renewal because overcoming poverty is the foundation for a spiritual and religious renewal in India.

What you have traditionally seen in India is of course, a very divided society where there was a clear elite of land owners who dominated the majority of the population who lived in such abject poverty, that they had no energy or attention left over to pursue any spiritual goals. You have seen a few people, even some who were born in poor families, who have withdrawn themselves from society, follow the guru, join the monastery, and therefore have pursued a spiritual path. But this has all only been for the select few.

And what needs to happen is, of course, that India moves to a position where more and more people among the population can find a true valid spiritual teaching that teaches about a spiritual path to a higher state of consciousness and follow it. And this will not be the Hindu religion, because it is too stuck in tradition and rituals. There can be other new spiritual movements that spring up, but it simply cannot happen until there’s enough people who have been raised out of this poverty, where they can really actually follow a spiritual path. You might say that for India, pursuing material growth is actually a spiritual endeavor. This will not be forever of course, but at least for the time being.

 

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How to find an alternative way to make a living

Question: I’m getting tired of my nine-to-five job. I’m grateful that my salary allows me to provide for myself and my family, but I’m not liking it anymore. I’m frustrated about the fact that I’m stuck at work all day long. I can’t do other things such as meditating, saying my decrees, spending time with my family, exploring other careers. The only reason I haven’t quit yet is because I’m scared of losing my income. However, I feel like I’m not accomplishing my divine plan through this position. I did the Great Divine Director novena many times but I haven’t received any insights. What am I doing wrong? And how can I fix it?


 Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Increasing Your Christ Discernment.

Well, my beloved, I know this again, sounds repetitive but when you have given a novena to gain direction and you have not gotten any direction it is because there is some kind of self that is blocking it. You need to consider what your attitude is to work in general, to your specific job, what your attitude is to the spiritual path and how you can follow it.

Not all people are meant to withdraw from society and live a life where they are constantly meditating or focusing on spiritual goals, especially not at their younger ages. You need to look at all these things and see what kind of self you have that blocks you from either finding another way to make a living, finding a more interesting career or finding an alternative.

You will find if you are willing to look at this, that there will be several selves that relate to the concept of work, the concept of earning money and when you deal with those and let them go you will have greater clarity of mind.

 

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