TOPICS: Creating from duality reinforces duality – people create their own hell – the cosmic mirror – thinking you can get away with things – blaming others for the consequences of your own past choices – negative spiral – receiving a morsel of Christ truth – follow the spiritual path and use the tools – creation and co-creation – God’s will is not an external will – Aha experiences –
Question: Dear Jesus, You have said on this site that we are co-creators with God, yet we are living within an illusion of separateness. My question is this: We live in an illusion. When we create, do we create another illusion within the illusion? How do we transmute illusion, and how do we know that we have transmuted it?
Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:
In a sense you are right. The illusion of separation springs from the duality consciousness, the dualistic mind. So as long as you create based on the dualistic visions of that mind, you are only reinforcing and adding to the illusion. That is why I said:
22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great [is] that darkness! (Matthew, Chapter 6)
The “evil eye” is a metaphor for the duality consciousness. The “single eye” is a metaphor for the unified vision of the Christ mind, through which you see yourself as being one with God. Only then can you be a co-creator instead of a creator.
Although there is an ultimate limit, there is a long way that a lifestream can descend into these self-created illusions of duality. In reality, Hell is a state of consciousness, a place in consciousness, that is the ultimate creation of the duality consciousness connected to this planet. Yet many people in physical embodiment have descended so far into the duality consciousness that they are essentially creating their own private Hell right here on earth.
When you are trapped in duality, you become a self-fulfilling prophecy. I explain this in greater detail in Save Yourself, but the essence of the teaching is that the material universe – with its four levels, as explained elsewhere – functions as a mirror. Whatever human beings send into the universe, the cosmic mirror reflects back to them.
So take a lifestream who has become trapped in the duality consciousness. Such a lifestream thinks it is the doer and that it can actually create something without God and without using God’s energy. The lifestream thinks it is creating by using matter and the laws governing matter, and it fails to see that matter is simply an expression of God’s energy. This illusion of being the doer is the core effect of the consciousness of separation.
Because the lifestream no longer sees itself as part of the whole, and therefore affected by the laws that govern the whole, the lifestream might begin to believe that it is a law unto itself. It might think that it is affected only by the laws that visibly affect matter. In other words, if it does not see an immediate negative consequence of its actions, it begins to think that it can get away with anything. So the lifestream has one or several lifetimes in which it seeks earthly power and pleasure without considering the consequences it has for the whole (of which it is a part—a fact it does not realize). After a few lifetimes, the lifestream’s karma inevitably catches up with it in the form of negative events in its life.
Suddenly, the lifestream goes through a rude awakening in which it realizes that the matter universe will no longer conform to its desires and beliefs. Yet because of the duality consciousness, the lifestream fails to draw a cause-effect connection between its current attitude, its past actions and what is happening to it right now. And because of the duality consciousness, the lifestream cannot accept that it has sown what it is now reaping. Consequently, someone or something else must be to blame.
Many lifestreams now subscribe to the false image, supplied by many religions, that God is to blame because he is an angry and punishing deity. The lifestream now lives a lifetime being angry at God, constantly sending into the universe energy that is qualified with the vibrations of fear, anger and blame. This energy will inevitably be reflected back by the cosmic mirror, and when that happens, the lifestream often sees it as proof that the image of an angry God is correct. The lifestream’s dualistic world view has now become a self-fulfilling prophecy that can eventually lead the lifestream into the ultimate consciousness of separation from God, namely what people call Hell.
How can a lifestream break this downward spiral? Through the faculties of higher reasoning, that most people call intuition but which is really your Christ self. You must receive a morsel of Christ truth – this is my body, which is broken for you – and you must allow it to raise the vibration of your consciousness until you resonate with the vibration of truth.
I know it can seem impossible to break the illusion of duality, but it is not that difficult. Any spiritual seeker has developed his or her intuitive abilities to some degree. Otherwise, you simply could not recognize any truth, either on this website or elsewhere. You only need to continue to sharpen your intuitive faculties by studying spiritual teachings and practicing spiritual rituals. Yet you can take a major step by consciously internalizing the truth that there is a reality beyond the dualistic illusion created by your lower mind and the mass consciousness.
So use the tools we give on the toolbox website and remember my saying, “In your patience possess ye your souls” (Luke 21:19). By following the spiritual path, you will gradually break down the walls of illusion, the walls of Maya, that surround your mind.
As a final thought to ponder, consider the concept that when you create, you are only adding to the illusion, whereas when you co-create you are rising above the illusion. Creation implies that you are separated from God and creating on your own. This is always an illusion because you are a part of God and no part of God can be apart from God. Co-creation implies that you know you are using God’s energy and that you are committed to working within God’s law and overall vision. That is why I said:
I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me. (John 5:30)
But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work. (John 5:17)
Of course, when you are trapped in the consciousness of separation, you see God as an external deity, dictating to you what to do according to his foreign will. When you overcome duality, you sere that the Father is your I AM Presence, of which you are an extension. Therefore, the Father’s will is not external but the will of your higher self. Thus, following that will is not a sacrifice or a restriction of your freedom. It is the supreme joy of your lifestream that leads to true creative freedom, meaning a co-creation that sets you free instead of binding your lifestream further to the spiral of duality.
How do you know you have overcome the illusion? By the many little experiences, often called “Aha” experiences, where you know you have recognized a higher truth. You will eventually have more dramatic breakthrough experiences. Yet even such experiences do not necessarily mean you have permanently transcended the illusion. At the lower levels of the path, you only have occasional glimpses of a reality beyond the illusion. In the intermediate stages, you have a mixture of true vision and the illusion. At the higher stages, you will have more truth than illusion, and then finally, one day, there is no more illusion.
Believe me, when you are there, you will know it. As long as there is a question in your mind, you are not there yet. But if you keep moving forward, you WILL get there. I will be the first to greet you!
Copyright © 2004 by Kim Michaels