Question: I would like to ask a question about what one could call “institutional selves.” For example, I work as a teacher and the minute I cross the threshold of my school, I put on the role of the institutional self of a teacher. I might do or say things that I normally would not do or say, because there is a certain expectation to fulfill a predefined role and I feel compelled to fulfill that role. Can the masters comment on how we can constructively deal with these kinds of institutional or workplace selves, without neither succumbing to nor resisting them.
Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given at the 2020 Webinar for the Liberation of Women.
Well, this is an important realization to come to, that as we have said before, basically any organized human endeavor will over time create some collective self, some collective entity and of course, many professions have this. The reality is that if you step into an environment like that, such as becoming a teacher, entering a business, entering the military, whatever it may be, then you will to some degree need to take on that self, you need to fulfill the requirements in order to get in to the place and be able to function there. There is no point in you rebelling against it, creating tension and opposition to it. You need to find your personal balance where like Jesus said: “You render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s and unto God that which is God’s.”
You can realize here is a certain environment, there is a certain culture there is a certain expectation, yes there is a collective beast. In order to function in that environment, I need to follow these or these rules. But you can then not surrender yourself to follow all rules, certainly not to surrender yourself to identifying yourself based on that environment and the collective beast. In order to fully do this, you need to look again at yourself, look at your reactions, your reactions to that environment, see that they come from separate selves and then start resolving those separate selves.
It is in many cases so, that people are attracted to, for example a certain profession because they want to overcome the selves that they know will be stirred up by being in that environment. So, you can look at this positively as a learning experience, then use the tools that you have, that we have given you to resolve the selves that cause you to react to that environment, (either submit or resist). Then when you have resolved those selves, one of two things will happen: either you will be able to be in that environment and be free of the collective beast, that means you can give an example for other people that they can be free as well. Or you might come to a point where you say: “Well, that was enough of that. Now I need to move on to another environment, another profession, whatever it may be.”
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