Question: What is the spiritual meaning behind the UK Brexit decision?
Answer from the Ascended Master Saint Germain through Kim Michaels. This answer was given at a conference in Holland in 2017.
Well, “spiritual meaning” could be interpreted at many different levels, my beloved. At the very basic level we could say that the spiritual meaning behind Brexit is that some people only learn through the School of Hard Knocks. The Brits have a tendency to be a little hard of hearing, seen from my perspective, and so they have chosen to leave the E.U. and now they must face the hard knocks that they will surely get.
On a more subtle level, the real issue is this sense of inferiority/superiority dynamic that has been going on in Europe for centuries, especially focused in the larger nations, primarily Germany, France and England. The British, of course, have their own version of it. Quite frankly, England has not let go of it as much as France and Germany have. Germany, especially, has made progress based on the very drastic experience they had with Adolph Hitler and the “superior race.”
The Brits have not been willing to quite examine this national mindset and so they have not been able to engage in the European Union with what in this invocation you gave was called “true cooperation.” They have always been wanting to have one foot in and one foot out. Of course, Britain is not the only nation like this, but there are many other European nations that have gone into this with a better spirit of cooperation than the British people have had.
As a result of this, it came to the point where the dissatisfaction with the E.U. had reached the level where a politician promised the British people that they would be able to vote on the issue. Of course, nobody seriously thought that they would vote to leave the E.U. and everybody was surprised, including most of the people. Now they have to face the reality that this was a binding vote—this has consequences.
What this really forces the British people to rethink (whether they are willing to do this or whether they are aware of this or not) is: “Are we willing to cooperate with other people?” You could even go a little deeper and say: “Are we able to cooperate with other people, given our current level of national consciousness?”
It would be important if the British people could debate this because, really, you have seen (going back to the colonial empire), how the British people could relate to other people well, if they were in a superior position. If you go back to the situation in India, you will see how Gandhi had to go through some very drastic steps to make the British realize that they needed to leave India.
To their credit, the British people did see this, but they still did not come to the point where they were willing to look at the sense of superiority. What they could have realized from this experience was that the British people were not superior to the Indian people, that Britain as a nation was not superior to India. Britain was in some ways more developed but not superior, my beloved. With this I mean that the essence of the superiority complex is that you are in a different category than other people and that is why you are superior. By seeing the obvious wisdom and humanity of Gandhi and the Indian nation, Britain had the opportunity to realize that it is the same humanity and that the Indian people were not lacking in humanity and that the British people were not superior in humanity and that we all share something in common.
This would be the greatest progress that Britain could make in the coming years and decades—if there was a debate about this and if the British people could honestly look at: “What was it that motivated us to want to leave the E.U.? What was it that caused us to never actually fully enter the E.U., at least not in our minds?”
You will see very clearly that along with this sense of superiority comes the tendency to create a scapegoat and blame the scapegoat for the problems you cannot solve. In a sense, the E.U. became a scapegoat for the problems that Britain could not solve as a nation. Now it is foreigners who have become the scapegoat for why there are certain problems in Britain. What this does is, of course, that it only makes it more difficult for you to solve the problems because you are not willing to look at yourselves and see how you have to change your consciousness in order to solve these problems. You are thinking it is the others who have to change for us to solve the problems.
This, by the way, is a mindset that also applies to the newly elected American president who also has that tendency to want to find a scapegoat, define that they are the problem and then say: “If we can force them to change, then we’ll solve the problem”. Of course, you will never solve your problems until you look at yourself and your own state of consciousness.
Really, the spiritual significance was that because the British people were not willing to look at this aspect of the national psychology, they simply had to withdraw because now they cannot blame the E.U. for the problems in the nation. This means that they will be faced with the situation where the problems are still there and: “Now, what do we do about it? We can’t blame anybody, so what do we do?”
In terms of spiritual significance, it is also significant that Scotland with a rather large majority is positive towards the E.U. and wants to remain in the E.U. This is significant because it again forces the British people to look at: “Who are we really? How do we relate to other people? Do we have superiority in England over Scotland, over Northern Ireland? Do these people have a right to self-determination, do they have a right to say we want to remain in the E.U.? and since England is not in the E.U., then Scotland must become independent so it can join the E.U.”
I am not saying there is only one solution to this. I am just saying that it is again significant because it forces a debate. That is why you see, for example, the current British Prime Minister who says that she does not even want to talk about Scottish independence until the E.U. is a settled matter. It is necessary to start talking about it because, again, the British people and the British politicians have chosen this path and now they must face the consequences and this is one of the consequences.
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