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.


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