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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