The meaning of the “living dead”

TOPICS: Everything has a certain basic form of consciousness – inanimate matter does not have self-awareness – only beings with self-awareness can self-transcend – the Conscious You can do this – if Conscious You rebels against growth, it may abandon the soul vehicle – the divine spark or threefold flame – what it means that a person is one of the living dead and has no divine spark – how the divine spark can be rekindled –

Question: About the question about dark messages in music and advertising, part of the answer was that some people on this planet are empty shells and have no spark of light inside them. I thought that every living thing on this planet had the divine spark within them that they can tap into at any time?

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

As we explain elsewhere, everything in the world of form is created from God’s substance. God’s substance is also God’s consciousness, and therefore everything in the world of form has the seed of Gods consciousness within it. Even a stone has a certain level of consciousness, and that is why I made the statement:

And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out. (Luke 19:40)

There is, however, a fundamental difference between inanimate matter and a lifestream that descends from the spiritual realm. Inanimate matter can actually reach a state of consciousness whereby it becomes aware that it is consciously outpicturing the perfection of God, but it cannot do so of its own accord. This is described in more detail in the discourse by the Presence of Infinite Light and Mother Mary.

The Conscious You has a higher level of consciousness that makes it self-aware and gives it the potential to be a co-creator with God. This gives the Conscious You the option to consciously and willfully change its state of consciousness and sense of identity. In other words, matter can only outpicture the matrix put upon it by a self-conscious being, whereas the Conscious You can deliberately choose which matrix it will outpicture. The Conscious You has the free will to take advantage of its potential or to deny its potential. It can choose to be more or less than it was created to be. It can choose to raise or lower its state of consciousness.

This power to self-transcend (up or down) is the very core of the Conscious You, because it springs from the I AM Presence’s desire for self-transcendence—which springs from God’s desire for self-transcendence. This is what some esoteric teachings describe as a divine spark, and it is a gift from God that is not found in matter or even in animals. We might say that the divine spark is part of the talents given to the Conscious You by God, as I explained in my parable about the talents (Matthew 25:14).

When you look at your 4-fold vehicle – what is also called your four lower bodies, your energy field or by some teachings the soul – the spiritual fire is located at the center of your energy field, at the same height as your physical heart but in the center of your chest. It is located in the energy center, or chakra, behind the heart chakra, LINK often called the secret chamber of the heart. If the Conscious You chooses to exercise its free will in harmony with the laws of God, it’s divine spark can gradually be expanded until you become a self-luminous being and can ascend to the spiritual realm.

As explained elsewhere, the divine spark has three aspects, namely love, wisdom and power. In order for the threefold flame to grow, you must balance these three aspects. In other words, you must exercise your power to create and your desire to express love in a way that is balanced by the wisdom of the Christ mind.

If you become unbalanced or deliberately violate the laws of God, the size and intensity of the threefold flame will gradually diminish. If you spend many lifetimes violating the laws of God, especially if you consciously and willfully rebel against self-transcendence, you can eventually reach such a low level of consciousness that the threefold flame becomes a point-like spark rather than a differentiated flame. One might say that the flame has gone out.

What can now happen is that the Conscious You looks at its situation and takes its rebellion against growth to the next level, where it simply refuses to use the 4-fold vehicle. The Conscious You literally abandons the soul vehicle that it has created through its own choices. At that point, the 4-fold vehicle or soul has literally died in a spiritual sense, because it has no ability to self-transcend. This does not mean that the soul will instantly be erased in the second death, but it does mean that the soul does not have the inner light that enables it to walk the path of Christhood. The soul will still have a certain time left, and it can manage to live on, not only for the lifetime of the physical body but even beyond. The reason why the soul is allowed to continue to exist is that the Conscious You can still choose to come back to the soul and start raising it back up the spiral staircase.

A spiritually dead soul cannot receive energy from the I AM Presence, because that energy has to come through the Conscious You. So the dead soul can sustain itself only by absorbing energy from its surroundings and by spending the energy stored in its own energy field. One might say that before the soul was abandoned by the Conscious You, it was constantly receiving money directly from the mint. After it is abandoned, the soul can spend whatever money is left in its cosmic bank account and whatever it gathers in the marketplace, but it cannot receive new money from the mint. It can spend the talents it has buried in the ground, but it cannot multiply them and receive more. Therefore, when the soul has been abandoned, a person is, from a spiritual perspective, one of the living dead.

It is possible that the soul’s divine spark can be rekindled. Yet this cannot be done by the soul itself. It must be done by the Conscious You deciding to abandon its rebellion and take responsibility for its own growth. As it does so, it will receive sufficient light from the I AM Presence and the ascended masters to rekindle the threefold flame. In other words, even the Conscious You cannot rekindle the divine spark of its own power. This must be done through an outer Savior that has a sufficient level of Christ consciousness to rekindle the divine spark. This is one of the deeper spiritual meanings behind my saying:

I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (John 10:10)

I came to give life to those souls who had lost their divine spark yet were willing to abandon the dualistic mind and start the path toward Christ consciousness. How can the divine spark be rekindled? The Conscious You must voluntarily choose to accept the spiritual light of the Christ consciousness directly from me or another spiritual teacher. This is what I chose to symbolize at the last supper, and I talked about it in the following passage:

51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
52 The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat?
53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. (John, Chapter 6)

The meaning is that unless you are willing to absorb the Christ consciousness that I offer you, your divine spark cannot be rekindled, and therefore you have no life in you. If your divine spark has not gone out, partaking of the Christ consciousness is still the key to increasing that spark and thereby winning your individual Christhood that is the only key to eternal life.


Copyright © 2004 by Kim Michaels