The linear approach to the teaching

Question:  In his enlightening book, Freedom from Internal Spirits, the Maha Chohan says that at any moment of the path, we need to deal with three different spirits. The one we created at the level of consciousness where we are, the spirit that corresponds to this one, and that is the illusion of this level, and the spirit below the 48th level corresponding to those that belongs to the collective consciousness. The path has three stages, 48 to 96 level, 96 to 144, and 47 to first level. As Jesus explains in his books, Freedom from Ego Games, and Freedom from Ego Dramas, the spirits below the 48th level are of the epic mindset and deal with the collective. And the ones between the 48th and the 96th focused on our individuality. But let’s focus on the two spirits above the 48th or the 96th level that are of different kinds. As the Maha Chohan says, because one is true, and helps us step up one more level, and the other is the illusion of this level, trying to stop our development. Where does this last one come from? Is it created by the ego in his attempt to survive and resist its demise? Or is it the antithesis of our Christ Self, the spirit of the false hierarchy, that once Mother Mary said we also have watching us? Or is it created by ourselves when we create a new spirit, since we are on earth where every spirit comes in pairs? From Jesus’ books, Freedom From Ego Dramas, and Freedom from Ego Games, could we say that the illusion spirits, the spirits based on illusion, are created by the ego and its false beliefs.


Answer from the Ascended Master Jesus through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar – Being the Open Door for Planet Earth.

Well, first of all, you need to recognize here that, although this is a very understandable question, it is also a question that very much springs from the linear, analytical mind. You are using the analytical mind to bring together different concepts that are actually given for different levels of consciousness and you want to fit them into a consistent worldview that the analytical mind can grasp. And this is not the highest approach to the teaching.

It is an understandable approach based on the culture of the Western world, and the deification of the analytical mind. But for a spiritual student, it is not the highest possible approach because it complicates things beyond what they need to be. You are mixing together different concepts that if you studied it, from a more intuitive perspective, you would see that they cannot be put together on this linear line where they all fit neatly into separate categories.

We have even in our teachings used the ego in different ways. We gave the teachings on the ego dramas, for example, that were given for a certain level of consciousness based on a certain popular view of the ego that is common among spiritual people. But we have given teachings since then that are based on a higher, more nuanced view.

What I would like to say here is that all of your separate selves were created by you, by you making the choice to accept a certain illusion. It is not constructive to say that the ego makes the selves. The selves are made by you when you make a decision to accept a certain illusion, or when you make a decision, as how to react to specific situations, especially difficult situations.

But if you take the early teachings that I gave on the ego, for example, they are based on this idea that is common in spiritual circles, that the ego is some entity that exists in your subconscious mind. It is a separate entity that can manipulate you, control you and make decisions for you. This was simply a teaching that we gave for that level of awareness.

What we have given since is that the ego is not a uniform coherent entity. It is not like you have a separate person inside of you. The ego is a conglomerate of all of these separate selves. You can resolve the separate selves one at a time, and thereby diminish the influence that the ego has over you. You can say that the ego in the early teachings was simply used as a broad concept, a nonspecific concept of something in your psychology that you needed to overcome. But in the later teachings, the separate selves, I explained that this is actually what ultimately makes up the ego.

Now, part of the ego is also how you see yourself. As we have said in this conference, there are certain aspects of your psychology that are not a specific separate self created in a specific situation or corresponding to a specific level among the 144 levels. They are more broader, about how you look at life, how you look at yourself. And these are what we are talking about when we often talk about how you can shift your consciousness and adopt a different approach, a different attitude to the spiritual path.

Without going into a too long discourse here, I want to say again, take a teaching for what it is, realize it is given for a certain level of consciousness. Then when you feel you have gotten the benefit you want to get from that teaching, then move on to the next level of teaching. And do not go into this detailed analysis with the linear mind where you want to fit them into the same picture. Realize that it is simply time to take the new teaching and allow that teaching to take you to the next level of your path. And then when you get there, you take the next teaching and so on.

The higher you go in consciousness, the less important it becomes to fit everything into this one picture. The less important it becomes to consider the meaning of words, because you realize that there is always more to grasp than what can be said in words, so the less important it becomes for you. We have seen students over the years in various dispensations, various spiritual teachings, who become almost obsessed with finding contradictions or what seems to be contradictions. And quite frankly, any teaching that reaches a certain size will have what seems to be contradictions from the linear mind as you can see contradictions, or at least seeming contradictions, in the Christian scriptures.

 

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