Taking responsibility for yourself vs. controlling your life

Question: Dear Ascended Masters, in the books about Ego Games you say that we should take full responsibility and create our lives, manage our lives, but in other dictations you say that at higher levels of Christ consciousness, we should not use our psychic power to create life but should let go of ourselves and go with the flow, accepting everything that will happen. How can I realize or understand that it is time to have to let go of the control on my life?

Answer from the ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar for Russia – Overcoming the consciousness of Superiority and the Sense of Being Unwhole, Traumatized and Focused Outside Oneself.

While it is important to keep these two things separately, so you do not mix the concepts together.

The ego is the primary means for control. It is the primary factor in your psychology that wants to control everything. That is why the ego plays a number of control games. This is not the same as taking responsibility for yourself. Taking responsibility for yourself does not mean that you control all aspects of your life. It means that you take responsibility for your psychology and realize that many aspects of your life are an outpicturing of your psychological, unresolved patterns.

But you also recognize that many conditions in your life are not the result of your psychology or your choices but the fact that you live in a community with other people, in a nation or even you live on an unnatural plant. So you cannot have the expectation that as you grow in Christhood you become able to control every aspect of your life. Certainly, I was not in control of every aspect of my life because I did not force anyone to crucify me, I allowed this to happen because I saw it was part of my Christhood.

And this is what happens as you increase your Christhood; you increase your discernment. So you know, in which cases can you exercise your power to manifest certain circumstances and in which cases do you need to step back and allow events to unfold. You can also say that there comes a higher stage of Christhood where you are not even considering really, what specific circumstances to manifest, you are simply flowing with the river of life and you are allowing events to unfold spontaneously without having even a plan of where your life is going.

This is not to say that it is wrong to have goals. At lower levels of the path, it is important to have goals, whether it is physical goals or spiritual goals. But as you go higher and higher, you become more in tune, you become more of an open door for the I Am Presence and instead of deciding with your outer mind what you want to manifest, you are allowing the Presence to flow through you and manifest what it wants to manifest even if you do not know with the outer mind what it will be.


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