Question: Is it true that making a lesser or lower decision and choice is the same as making a spiritual mistake in the eye of God? And is negative karma the consequence of making spiritual mistakes? If so, how are these mistakes determined? What are our guidelines or rules or conditions that we must follow in order to not make negative karma for ourselves?
Answer from the Ascended Master Jesus through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar – Ending the Era of Ideology.
Well, the simplest rule you can follow to avoid making negative karma is the statement found in most religions: “Do unto others what you want them to do to you. Or, do not do what you do not want others to do to you.” That is a very simple rule.
Now, in terms of the previous parts of the question, you run into some difficulties because these are somewhat relative terms. What is a lesser or lower decision? Is it from a worldly perspective or from a spiritual perspective?
In other words, we can talk about there are certain decisions you make. For example, you take certain actions that have certain physical consequences that either affect other people or are unpleasant to yourself. You can make karma for making such decisions especially if they affect other people. But it is not necessarily what we would normally call a spiritual mistake. It is simply a physical mistake, a mistake relating to the physical realm to your actions in the physical realm.
Now today, in these teachings, we do not actually use the concept of mistakes and certainly not the concept of a spiritual mistake. But what we could say is that there are of course, certain choices you can make that hinder your spiritual progress. If you want to use the concept of a spiritual mistake, you would say that that was it. Now, of course, some of the choices you can make that have physical consequences can also be a hindrance to your spiritual progress. If you kill another human being, then that will be a hindrance to your spiritual progress, especially if you use some kind of ideology to justify it.
But spiritual mistakes again, not a term we normally use, will be accepting certain beliefs, a certain attitude that hinders your progress. If you accept a false teaching, for example, that takes you into a blind alley where you think you have reached a high level of the spiritual path, but you have not because you have not looked at your state of consciousness, then that would certainly be something that hinders your spiritual progress.
There is not a simple guideline that can help you avoid making any kind of mistakes or making karma. You can study the teachings we have given, the ego discourses, the Path to Christhood, the Path To Self-Mastery and this will give you a better feel for it. But you have to realize that people below a certain level of consciousness, they will always say: “Give me an infallible guideline that says do this and do not do that. And if I follow that guideline, I’m guaranteed to be saved.”
As we have explained in these teachings, there is no such guideline. Everything is a matter of consciousness. It is not a matter of what you do and do not do, as much as it is a matter of your level of consciousness. You have to change your state of consciousness and we have said before that there are guidelines that can be applied, but they change as you go to higher levels of consciousness. This is something you need to get by studying the teachings, by using your intuition and tuning into the guideline that is relevant to your present level of consciousness.
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