Question: Can human beings reincarnate as animals by a certain karma? Can animals evolve and be born as a human being?
Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given at a conference in Seoul, Korea in 2016.
No, my beloved, a human being cannot reincarnate as an animal. This is not a correct teaching, it is a misunderstanding of the path. A human being is not like an animal in the sense that an animal is a being that evolves through a gradual process.
Maitreya has explained this in greater depth in his book, but the reality is that there are two parallel tracks happening on earth. You see that in nature there is an evolutionary process, a gradual process that is guided by beings with consciousness but the process itself is somewhat unconscious. This is what Charles Darwin correctly observed, namely that there is a certain unconscious evolutionary process in nature. What he did not acknowledge, and what has not been acknowledged, is that this does not apply to humans.
A human being originated in a higher realm and has descended from there. Many would say that the soul has descended but we have now given more specific teachings where we distinguish between the soul, meaning the four lower bodies, and the Conscious You. Nevertheless, there is something that descends from above and that is why you cannot, as a human being, reincarnate at the animal level.
You can, as a human being, devolve so to speak to the point where your consciousness is so low that you cannot take physical embodiment on earth. Then, you will go into the astral plane and you can then go to lower and lower levels of the astral plane until you can no longer stay with the earth but must go to a place that is even lower in consciousness than the earth, even though there are fewer and fewer such places in the universe.
Can an animal evolve to the human level? Well, this is a complicated question because of the way that people look at animals. There is a tendency among human beings to look at an animal as an individual and this is not correct. I know that many people will have had pets, especially cats and dogs and sometimes horses, that they have a very close relationship to, and they feel that this animal has awareness, it has personality. You may even feel that you have had several animals where it was the same being, the same consciousness, that you recognise.
Now, my beloved, your feelings are not wrong in the sense that there is something that you can connect to, but you must understand that this is not the animal in its outer form, this is the elemental that has created that form. Elemental beings are able to progress in consciousness to where they can receive a three-fold flame and therefore take embodiment as humans. There is a certain portion of the human beings who are in embodiment right now who started out as elementals.
It would be simplistic to say that here is a person who for the first time has embodied as a human and before it embodied as a human it was a cat or a dog. It was an elemental that out-pictured, for example, a cat or a dog, but it is not the being of the cat or the dog that moves on to the human form. It is the elemental who has reached a level of awareness where it is no longer fully identified with being a cat or a dog because it has taken on certain human-like qualities through its interaction with humans. Therefore, the elemental, in order to incarnate as a human, must transcend the animal form and leave it behind.
Copyright © 2016 Kim Michaels